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TodayMon, 25th Jan 2021

  • News Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World Gets A New Trailer And Fresh Details

    Physical edition exclusively contains the original Monster World IV too

    Wonder Boy's been getting a lot of love in recent years. We've witnessed successful remake with The Dragon's Trap, an entertaining sequel with Monster Boy, and now, W

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wonder Boy
  • News It's A Real Shame This "Lemon Yellow" Game Boy Advance Was Never Released

    And it was all yellow

    Many of us remember the bright yellow Game Boy Color units. It's a good colour choice, but we never saw an official lemon yellow unit for the original Game Boy Advance – however, a new prototype unit has been uncovered with that exact colour scheme. This reveal comes via Developer Jeff on Twitter, who often showcases...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Game Boy Advance
  • News New Pokémon Nanoblock Sets Revealed, Garchomp And Kubfu Coming This April

    Mini grass-type set with Bulbasaur also confirmed

    Pokémon's 25th-anniversary celebrations continue to unfold and the merchandise keeps coming. Fans of collectable figures can look forward to a new wave of Funko Pops, and Pokémon Black and White's enigmatic N is getting the official treatment too. Next

    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
    • Toys
  • News New Letter Details Why Donkey Kong 64's Innovative "Stop 'N' Swop" Feature Was Removed

    "We must ask that you remove this feature"

    Stop 'N' Swop was undoubtedly one of the N64's biggest mysteries, and even now, we're still learning new things about it decades later. With six coloured eggs and an ice key scattered across Banjo-Kazooie, it was designed as a means of unlocking special content in the sequel, Banjo-Tooie. It was never used...

    • N64
    • Rare
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Donkey Kong
    • Retro
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island Transfer - How To Move Animal Crossing Save Data To Another Nintendo Switch

    How to move Animal Crossing islands and residents between two Switches

    It may have taken a while, but the ability to transfer Animal Crossing: New Horizons resident and save data from one Nintendo Switch finally arrived in late-2020. Yay! On this page we'll take you through the steps necessary to either move your entire island to a different...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News The Man Behind The Ninja Gaiden Reboot Thinks Ryu Hayabusa Is Perfect For Smash Bros Ultimate

    "I think it’s a stage big enough for Ryu Hayabusa to play an active role"

    We haven't seen Ryu Hayabusa on a Nintendo console for nearly nine years now. Though Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge made its way to Wii U back in 2012, rumours had previously surfaced about a reboot trilogy compilation on Switch. Like many popular characters, Ninja Gaiden's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Tomonobu Itagaki
  • Random Yuji Naka Has Never Heard Of Sonic's "Official" Codename

    "Even though I was the one who made it!"

    Sonic is one of video gaming's most enduring characters, so it's little wonder that there's been plenty of attention given to his origins over the years. It's been commonly accepted that the mascot's codename during the initial development of his Mega Drive debut was "Mr. Needlemouse" but it would seem that...

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    • Yuji Naka
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Hideki Kamiya Was "A Shoulder To Lean On" During Astral Chain's Development, Says Director

    "I don’t think I’ve ever felt a sense of distress like that before"

    Takahisa Taura has worked on plenty of amazing video games, including Madworld, The Wonderful 101 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, but Astral Chain was his first time working as a director – and he's been speaking to Famitsu about th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Development

YesterdaySun, 24th Jan 2021

  • Random Twitter Has Now Defeated The Grass-Type Gym Leader Erika In Pokémon Red

    Four badges and counting

    Update: And to follow on from all this, Celadon City's Grass-type Gym leader has just been defeated. Rainbow Badge received! Another week has passed, so what's been happening in the social media experiment Twitter plays Pokémon Red...inside a talented programmer's avatar? Well, read on! After defeating the Cerulean...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
  • Gallery Nintendo Shares Even More Stunning Screenshots Of Bowser's Fury

    We can't wait!

    Nintendo has already shown off quite a number of screenshots for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and now one of its websites has shared even more of the add-on adventure where Mario and Bowser Jr. team-up to take on Bowser. We've gathered over 30 of them, including the one above, into a single gallery for your own viewing...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like You'll Be Able To Adjust How Much Bowser Jr. Helps You In Super Mario 3D World's New Add-On

    Call on some assistance

    Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary Twitter account has shared some new information about Bowser's Fury. This new add-on to the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World, which Nintendo has described as a "

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Stealth Games

    "!"

    For all the gun-blazing, whip-cracking, all-out action and mayhem there is to enjoy in video games, sometimes a change of pace is needed. All that one-note violence can get boring, no? Why not eliminate that patrolling guard or spittle-covered demon in a more sophisticated manner; something more understated than a rocket launcher to the face?...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • Video 7 Legacy Sonic Games That Were Never Rereleased

    When you run fast sometimes you outrun a second chance

    There was a time where Sega made a significant effort to preserve their legacy titles which would allowed new fans to experience games even if they're predate by them. Fast forward to modern day and the company only seems interested in rereleasing Sonic 1 & 2 on every platform imaginable...

    • Retro
    • Sonic
  • News Among Us Estimated To Have Sold 3.2 Million Copies On Switch In Launch Month

    That's a lot of imposters

    Smash hit multiplayer game Among Us got a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch last December following an indie showcase and ever since it's been at the top of the eShop charts. It's only £3.89/$5.00 if you haven't already picked it up. According to SuperData, the game is estimated to have already sold a whopping 3.2...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • News Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make

    It rests with "Nintendo and Pokémon Co., Ltd."

    One game that deserves some more love is the Bandai Namco developed Switch, Wii U and arcade title, Pokkén Tournament. It was well-received on all three occasions but since then fans of this unique fighter have been wondering if there'll be any future follow-ups. A Twitter follower of Katsuhiro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Tekken
    • Bandai Namco
  • Random Morshu From Link: The Faces of Evil Has Been Turned Into A 3D Animation

    Welcome to 2021

    Sometimes the power of technology can be rather scary and today might just be one of those days. A talented VFX artist, known on Twitter as @Hoolopee, has recreated the popular merchant / modern-day meme - Morshu from the 1993 Phillips CD-i game, Link: The Faces of Evil. The character's body in the below clip is a "heavily modified...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Link: The Faces of Evil
    • Philips CD-i
  • Feature Super Mario And Friends - A History Of Mainline Mario Multiplayer

    We look back on the plumber's co-op exploits

    If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet to assume you’ve hung out with Mario and his pals at least once in your life. Whether you were revving up karts, hitting the tennis courts for a few sets, or attending those cruel parties where every coin and star you had was stolen (no, I’m not mad),...

    • Feature
    • Super Mario
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #76 - Final Fight 3

    'Final' my foot!

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, our contest to find out which retro gaming cover is best from two or more global variants of the same game. Last time we enjoyed the silence of Resident Evil: Deadly Silence on the fifteenth anniversary of the DS port. Japan took just over one third of the vote — and Europe grabbed almost a...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Capcom
    • Anniversary

Saturday23rd Jan 2021

  • News A 'Pro' Switch With More Power Might Not Even Be Fully Utilised, Says Industry Veteran

    "you must make sure your game runs on every model"

    There have been some suggestions the rumoured Switch 'Pro' absolutely needs to have slightly improved specs to ensure it can run certain games and improve existing ones but is it all that necessary? Perhaps not, according to one industry veteran. In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Pro
    • Engine Software
  • Video 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch

    Still some survivors aboard

    It's no secret that Switch has nabbed a large chunk of Wii U's biggest titles such as Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and many, many more...but there's still a number of games that remain exclusive to Wii U. We didn't just want to highlight any old games though, these 13 are legitimately fantastic and we hope...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature Best Kirby Games Of All Time

    Every Kirby game ever, as ranked by you

    Kirby — one of the most famous faces (with little podgy arms and feet attached) in Nintendo's stable of stars — has been wowing players with his impressive abilities and sheer versatility for nearly thirty years now. Created by Smash Bros. boss Masahiro Sakurai, the pink one built up a very impressive...

    • Features
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    • All Time
    • Kirby
    • Best Games
  • News Stardew Valley's 1.5 Update For Consoles Could Be Arriving Very Soon

    "late this month or early next month is likely"

    At the end of last year, Stardew Valley's developer ConcernedApe told console players there was a chance version 1.5 might be released by the "end" of January but didn't want to make any guarantees. So, what's the latest? The console version of this update has now been submitted for certification and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Feature Cyber Shadow Dev On 8-Bit Classics And How We Can Thank Yacht Club For The Switch Launch

    "I can’t comprehend how it happened, must be dark magic"

    It's true that there's no shortage of retro-inspired, nostalgia-drenched Switch games to enjoy these days. It's something of a golden age for anyone who loves the pixel aesthetic, tight controls, incredible chiptunes and purity of classic NES games from the '80s and early-'90s. Now there's a...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News There Are No Plans Right Now For A Cyber Shadow Physical Release

    Dev thinks it would be awesome, but needs some rest

    Next week sees the arrival of the new 8-bit ninja platformer Cyber Shadow on the Nintendo Switch eShop. If you were planning on holding out for a physical copy, it seems you might be waiting a while. In an interview with Comicbook.com recently, developer Aarne Hunziker said he was all for a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It wasn't the busiest of weeks this week, with our most popular headlines revolving around an accusation against Apex Legends and Starter Pokémon fan rankings, but we're still ever grateful for a chance to relax and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Chinese Game Juggernaut Tencent To Acquire "Majority Stake" In Don't Starve Dev Klei Entertainment

    "Klei retains full autonomy of creative and operations"

    Following on from Vicarious Visions merging with Blizzard, it's now been announced Chinese video game giant Tencent - known for titles like League of Legends and Clash of Clans - will acquire a "majority stake" in Klei Entertainment. If you're not familiar with this Canadian-based developer,...

    • Industry
    • Tecent
    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • News Sega Identifies Minor Issue In The Latest Update For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

    Will deploy a fix early next month

    Love puzzle games? Then one recent release absolutely worth checking out is Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. If you played the original not long after the Nintendo Switch's release, the sequel is essentially more of the same...now with Sonic the Hedgehog. Yep, in case you missed it, the blue blur has now arrived as a playable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
  • News Konami's Puzzle Shooter Block Hole Is This Week's Arcade Archives Release

    Better known as Quarth

    This week's arcade archives release is the puzzle shoot 'em up Block Hole by Konami. It's available now on the Switch eShop. Block Hole was originally launched in Japanese arcades in 1989 and was sold in this region as Quarth. Home version releases, like the 1990 Game Boy title, went with the name Quarth globally. Here's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Konami

Friday22nd Jan 2021

  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo Life is here...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • US
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Looks Like One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers Is Coming To Switch

    SNK and Capcom face-off once more

    Back in the '90s, the sheer notion of Capcom and SNK working together was as unlikely as Sega and Nintendo putting down their weapons and making friends (like that would ever happen, right?!). So, when these two fighting game greats announced a series of crossover games at the close of the decade, it caused quite a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • Capcom
  • Random Artist Reimagines All Pokémon Sword And Shield Monsters As Game Boy Sprites

    All your new favs in the style of Red and Blue

    With any new generation comes a whole new boatload of Pokémon to catch, and that was exactly the case when Pokémon Sword and Shield landed on Switch back in 2019. Despite being the newest games in the series, though, a super-talented artist named Pat Ackerman has reimagined each and every new monster...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Art
    • Random
  • Random Artist Erio Re-Imagines The Gods From Hades As Pokémon Gym Leaders

    Pokémon Stygian Blade and Aegis Shield

    Gods, but do we love a mashup. We reported on these incredible Animal Crossing x Hades characters earlier this month, and now we're getting Pokémon x Hades, too. We're spoiled, really. Artist Erio has been posting their drawings of what they imagine the Olympian gods (at least, their interpretation in Hades)...

    • Random
  • Random Another Fake Nintendo Direct Leak Takes A Crack At Guessing BOTW 2's Title

    Legend of Zelda: The Blurry Fake Screenshots

    People have been having a field day when it comes to creating Breath of the Wild 2 leaks, with title guesses ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Evil to The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of the Past. We've had rumoured release d

    • Rumour
    • Zelda
    • Random
  • News Don't Buy Devil Engine, Say Game's Artist And Musician

    The saga isn't over yet

    Devil Engine is a fine shooter, but it's sadly been overshadowed by legal shenanigans which have been rumbling on for quite some time now – shenanigans which have delayed the release of the game's update, Devil Engine Ignition. Protoculture Games (AKA Tristan Chapman) – the developer of Devil Engine – claimed in July...

    • Switch eShop
    • Legal
  • News Nintendo Explains How Photo Evaluation Works In New Pokémon Snap

    Spoilers: It's the same as the last game

    New Pokémon Snap, due to arrive on Switch on the 30th April, is a lovely, relaxing photography simulator that's all about appreciating wildlife and nature. Right? WRONG. New Pokémon Snap is a game that you can win, and thanks to Nintendo of America's new information, we know how to do it. Start exercising...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokémon
  • Japanese Charts Switch Games Make Up The Entire Top 20

    Update: Top 30 revealed

    Update: More chart data has now arrived for last week in Japan, showing that the Nintendo Switch managed to claim all of the top 20 spots in the software charts. In fact, Switch games make up 28 of the entire top 30, with just two PS4 titles spoiling Nintendo's party. An updated chart can be found below. Original Article...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Physical Version Of Kingdoms of Amalur For Switch Includes The "Full Game" On Cartridge

    Launching this March

    Earlier this week, THQ announced it would be bringing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning to the Nintendo Switch. While we know the hit RPG will include three DLCs - The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles, the official game account on Twitter has now further clarified things. There'll be a physical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Pokémon Company To Crack Down On Sword, Shield And HOME Users Who Modify Save Data In "New Ban Wave"

    More measures will also be imposed, if necessary

    The Pokémon Company appears to be getting ready to lay down the law (again) with what's been described as a new ban wave. According to Serebii.net, naughty users of Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon HOME are the targets - with some players on notice for using "altered data" while others are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Sword and Shield
    • Pokemon Home
  • News Capcom's Resident Evil Games For Switch And 3DS Are Currently On Sale (North America)

    Grab a bargain

    Capcom just held its Resident Evil showcase celebrating 25 years of the series, and while there was sadly nothing on display for Switch fans, over on the eShop you can still get your fix - as most of the RE back catalogue is on sale in the US. This covers both the Switch and 3DS - with games like Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4...

    • Switch eShop. 3DS eShop
    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom
    • Sale
    • US
  • Random Gabe Newell Says Shigeru Miyamoto's Games Made Him A Better Developer

    Of course they did

    One industry leader that's never released a video game on a Nintendo platform is the American developer and publisher Valve. Despite this, the company's founder, Gabe Newell, is still a big fan of Mario's creator. In a recent interview with outlet 1 News, Newell was asked if he still regularly played games himself and took a...

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    • Valve
    • Gabe Newell
    • Nintendo
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
  • Soapbox It’s Time For A Pokémon Trading Card Game Reboot On Switch

    But only if it's done right

    My old, beloved (and slightly grubby) copy of Pokémon TCG on Game Boy. Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Ryan explores the idea of a Pokémon TCG video game reboot and why now could be the...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News Blizzard Merges With Vicarious Visions, The Company Behind Tony Hawk And Crash Bandicoot Remakes

    The 200-person studio now only works on Blizzard games

    Vicarious Visions is no more. As of today, the 31-year-old company has been fully subsumed into Blizzard, and will be "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives" from now on. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, a representative for Vicarious Visions said the following:...

    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
  • News Dead By Daylight Is Getting A Colourblind Mode Following Provocative Comments By One Of Its Designers

    "It's getting really boring just blabbing about colourblind mode all the time"

    Dead By Daylight's been a hit amongst players these last few years. We had issues with the Switch port – awarding it 6/10 stars – but this multiplayer horror game still offers plenty of fun with friends. With over 25 million players signing up, Behaviour I

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Behaviour Interactive
  • News Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials

    Not long to go now

    The first big release of the year for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The game is made up of two parts - the existing Wii U game, and a new add-on where Mario and Bowser Jr. team up to stop Bowser who has been tainted by a "mysterious black goop". To help build up some excitement before the game's...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Japan
  • News Nadir Is A Visually Striking Dark JRPG Now In Development For Switch

    Featuring fast-paced combat

    Shockwork Games, the developer behind last year's Switch release Alder's Blood, has announced that a new, "dark" JRPG called Nadir is now in the works for Switch. The game will have players controlling a team of three "powerful, yet extremely blemished characters" as they try to escape a seemingly endless city. The city...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Pokémon Funko Pops Announced, Including Meowth, Psyduck And A Fresh Pikachu Variant

    Metallic Silver Bulbasaur also confirmed

    There's no end to Funko Pops' ever-expanding march. Pokémon joined the lineup back in 2019, bringing us a set of almost exclusively Gen 1 critters. That includes the three Kanto starters, Pikachu, Mewtwo, and the original Eev

    • Pokemon
    • Funko Pop
  • Soapbox Video Game Injuries Are No Laughing Matter

    Technology is incredibly unfriendly to our frail human bodies

    It's a little embarrassing to say that I permanently messed up my wrists by playing too many video games, but it's true. Well, partly true. I don't imagine having a job that requires this much typing is particularly good for them, either. My path to chronic tendinitis is like something...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Pokémon Center Reveals Official N And Zorua Figure, Pre-Orders Have Gone Live

    Black and White fans, you've not been forgotten

    Pokémon's 25th-anniversary celebrations are in full swing and honestly, there's seemingly no end to how much is getting announced. Without even getting into New Pokémon Snap's information blowout, merchandise is popping up everywhere. New

    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • News Nintendo's Dragalia Lost Is Teaming Up With Persona For A Special In-Game Event

    And it starts later this month

    A new crossover event set to take place in Dragalia Lost has been revealed, and this time The Phantom Thieves of Hearts have arrived. That's right, Nintendo and Cygames' mobile RPG will be teaming up with the Persona franchise for a new event called 'Caged Desire'. It all kicks off on 31st January and lets you use...

    • Mobile
    • Persona
  • News Sarah Conner And The Terminator T-800 Are Fortnite's Newest Arrivals

    "Give me your Back Bling, your Outfit, and your Pickaxe"

    At this point, it's hard to think of a franchise which Fortnite hasn't crossed over with. God of War, Halo, Predator,

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of December 2020 (Japan)

    Among Us couldn't quite claim top spot

    Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling titles in Japan, this time covering December 2020. Below, you'll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid downloads are included, and any games that were on sale during the period are appropriately labelled...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News 7-Eleven In Japan Is Running A Super Mario Merch Lottery, With New Mario-Themed Food

    Eat a pasta sandwich, just like Mario would

    Starting on February 5th, the massively popular American-built, Japanese-owned chain store, 7-Eleven, will be running the "Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Campaign", which adds a few new Mario-themed food items to the menu. The only item detailed so far is the "Mario's Mix Roll", a bun stuffed with a...

    • Mario
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
    • Food
  • News Warframe Gets An Update As Operation: Orphix Venom Arrives On Switch

    Deploy the Necramech!

    Warframe's Operation: Orphix Venom has been and gone for PC players. Going live on December 18th for a whole month, console players have had to wait patiently for this limited-time event. Announced yesterday by developer Digital Extremes, the new update means that Switch players can now join in the action until February 22nd...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Ninjala Has Now Been Downloaded Six Million Times On The Switch eShop

    GungHo celebrates with free Jala

    Developer GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its free-to-play Switch eShop exclusive Ninjala has now accumulated a whopping six million downloads worldwide since it was released on the platform last June. As usual, it's thanking the community by awarding players with 100 Jala each (that's the in-game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
  • News Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Latest Single Featured On Ninjala Advert In Japan

    It's part of a ten-year anniversary celebration for the singer

    In Nintendo's latest TV advert for Ninjala, the hugely popular Switch exclusive that just hit six million downloads, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appears alongside Japanese comedy trio Yonsen Toshin to promote the game, as well as her latest single, "Gum Gum Girl". This isn't the first time...

    • DLC
    • Music
    • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Thursday21st Jan 2021

  • News Final Sword Returns To The Japanese Switch eShop As A Definitive Edition Release

    Previously featured "stolen" Zelda music

    Update #2 [Thu 21st Jan, 2021 06:30 GMT]: Final Sword, the game featuring background music from The Legend of Zelda series, has now returned to the Japanese eShop as a Definitive Edition release. The Zelda-themed music has reportedly been removed. There were also some asset issues as well, but it's unclear...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News Nintendo To Face Another Class Action Lawsuit For Switch "Joy-Con Drift"

    But hey, it's the first of 2021

    It's now been nearly four years since the Nintendo Switch was released and it seems "Joy-Con drift" issues persist. In the latest development, Lambert Avocat Inc. - a law firm located in Quebec, Canada, has filed a Joy-Con drift class action suit application on 15th January 2021. It's now waiting for a judge to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • Review Hitman 3 - Cloud Version - Not Perfect, But Perfectly Playable

    Portable Predator

    Well, it's finally time. IO Interactive's superlative World of Assassinations trilogy draws to a triumphant close with Hitman 3, one final blast of slick and sophisticated missions for the unstoppable Agent 47 to shoot, strangle and poison his way through as he continues to close the net on the elusive Partners of Providence...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's New Year Switch Sale Ends Today - Mario, Splatoon And More Discounted (North America)

    Yoshi! Clubhouse Games! Arms! And more!

    Update: Time is running out in Nintendo's new year sale! If you're wanting to get your hands on any of the games below at their discounted prices, make sure to do so by 11:59 pm PT! Original Article (Fri 15th Jan, 2021 17:00 GMT): It's a brand new year, and therefore a brand new chance for Nintendo to tempt...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Nintendo, Creatures And Game Freak Register Trademarks For "Pokémon Wonder" and "Fusion Arts"

    Don't get too excited

    On 27th February, Pokémon will celebrate 25 years since the release of the original Game Boy titles in Japan. In the lead up to this big event, Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and Game Freak have registered new trademarks for "Pokémon Wonder" and "Fusion Arts" in Japan. Before you start speculating, Pokémon Wonder covers "Food,...

    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Japan
  • News This Metroid Set Could Be Officially Reviewed By LEGO With Your Votes

    Update: LEGO Ridley added to the mix

    Update: We're happy to report that since our original article was posted yesterday (see below), the fan-made Metroid LEGO project has been catapulted from around 4,800 votes to a whopping 8,900 – just a thousand-or-so away from hitting the goal required to be considered by LEGO. Thanks to the new votes, a...

    • Metroid
    • LEGO
  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Mod Enhances Link's House To Make It "A Worthwhile Purchase"

    Live a little

    Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru is back at it with another mod for the insanely popular Switch title Breath of the Wild. Following on from the restoration of the unused Shrine 'Dungeon136', they've now decided to "re-imagine" what owning a house is like in the game. If you've played Breath of t

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Mod
  • News Immortals Fenyx Rising Meets Blood Of Zeus In New Limited-Time DLC

    Zeus, meet Zeus

    Immortals Fenyx Rising is getting a new, limited-time event for all players, and this one makes a little bit more sense than that scary Adventure Time DLC from a month ago. As a promotional tie-in with Blood of Zeus, a Netflix animation that's all about the son of Zeus fighting mythical monsters, Immortals will have a new event...

    • DLC
  • Random This Minecraft Build Is A Playable Version Of Link's Awakening

    Link and Steve quoted as being "speechless"

    It seems so obvious: retro, pixel grid games work well with Minecraft's chunky blocks. That's exactly what builder team pickledscones and thelasteddieonearth (also known by their collective name, "Operation Hyrule") have done with their incredible recreation of Koholint Island from Link's Awakening,...

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  • Poll Will You Be Buying The Cloud Version Of Hitman 3 On Nintendo Switch?

    Agent 47 has returned

    Another cloud game has today launched on the Nintendo Switch. This time around it's IO Interactive's Hitman 3. The Switch eShop application is a free download - allowing you to test out the connection before you actually buy the game. Cloud gaming obviously isn't at the point yet where it's the best way to play, but without...

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  • News Story of Seasons DLC Will Let You Marry People From Old Story Of Seasons Games

    Hope you haven't picked out your future spouse yet

    If you were disappointed with the marriage options in Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town so far - even with the addition of same-gender marriage - then you'll be pleased to know that Marvelous has DLC plans for even more boys and girls to woo.

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  • Video Ever Wondered What It Was Like To Work At Nintendo In 1990? Here's A Look

    "It's a lot of fun"

    A rare look at Nintendo of America in 1990 was recently uploaded to YouTube by the channel 'btm0815ma'. This "raw" footage was filmed at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington as part of a news report. Apart from a look at the assembly of NES, there's an interview where one guy says it's a fun place to work and even a look at...

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    • US
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  • Random Dedicated Fan Creates Instruction Booklet For Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    One for each house

    We've said it before and we'll say it again: it's a damn shame that physical copies of games rarely come with instruction booklets these days. Unless you're buying from smaller-print releases from publishers like Limited Run Games or Super Rare Games, mass-produced releases infrequently offer more than a disc and box now...

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  • News The Monster Hunter Movie Gets A Second Bite At Success Via March Home Release

    DVD And Blu-Ray pre-orders are now live

    Considering we're in a global pandemic, it wasn't too surprising that Monster Hunter's live-action movie adaptation didn't do all that well. Sure, it topped the box office, but that's a low bar when so few people are keen on venturing into a cinema at the moment – it reclaimed just

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  • News Atelier Ryza 2 DLC Will Include Recipes, Dungeons And - Yes - Swimsuits

    Gotta dress for the weather

    Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is coming to Switch this year, and publisher Koei Tecmo has revealed DLC plans for the JRPG. The game – which comes to North America this month on January 26th and Europe on January 29th – launched in Japan in December, so the first helping of DLC is already...

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  • News Famitsu Delivers Its Verdict On Disgaea 6: Defiance Of Destiny

    Meet the cast in a new western trailer, too

    Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, the sixth entry in Nippon Ichi's turn-based tactical RPG series, is scheduled to arrive in the West in 'Summer 2021' (as a Switch exclusive in this territory, no less). However, lucky Japanese gamers will get their hands on it in just one week's time when it launches on...

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  • Nintendo Download 21st January (North America)

    Cyber Shadow, Hitman 3 and Shing!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Cyber Shadow (Yacht Club Games, 26th Jan,...

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  • News Several Huge Games Publishers Were Fined £7 Million For Geo-Blocking Sales

    Someone get Phoenix Wright on the case

    The EU is cracking down on sales practices that disadvantage customers, according to a report by BBC News. Six publishers have been fined €7.8 million (£6.9 million) for restricting cross-border sales, including Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, ZeniMax, Focus Home, and Koch Media. The practice, known as...

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  • Feature Limited Run Games On The Process of Bringing Scott Pilgrim To Physical Shelves

    "It has been requested on an almost daily basis"

    Fans of the Scott Pilgrim series far and wide have been begging the series creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Ubisoft, Oni Press, and physical game publishers like Limited Run Games to release a physical edition of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game ever since it was delisted from online storefronts back...

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  • News FIFA 21 Was Europe's Best-Selling Boxed Game Of 2020, Nintendo Games Grab Second And Third

    And you can probably guess which ones

    The latest entry in EA's annual footy simulator series, FIFA 21, was the best-selling physical game across Europe in 2020. The news comes from a new report from GfK Entertainment (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz) which tracks physical sales data across a number of European countries including the likes of Belgium,...

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  • Nintendo Download 21st January (Europe)

    Hitman 3 (Cloud)! Joe's Diner! Shing!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - New Releases: Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden (£13.49 /...

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  • Video Check Out Some Hot Paladin Action In Our Skyforge Switch Gameplay Exclusive

    Paladin the house

    Skyforge, the free-to-play fantasy sci-fi MMO from Allods Team and My.Games, is launching on Switch eShop on 4th February. The game was originally developed in collaboration with Obsidian Entertainment and released on PS4 and Xbox One in 2017 (after starting life on PC in 2015). We've got our hands an exclusive Switch trailer...

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  • News A Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters Book Is Coming In April (In Japan)

    Epic crossover art exhibition to be captured in a new book

    All the best stuff's made in Japan. Marty McFly knew it, Nintendo fans know it, and a newly announced artbook only reinforces that fact. Entitled 'Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters', this 112-page A4 tome is scheduled for publication in April and will capture the unique exhibits currently...

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  • News Critically-Acclaimed Tadpole Treble Launches Today On Switch With Exclusive Content

    Treble In Paradise

    You might not remember it but Tadpole Treble was a quiet hit when it launched in 2016. Coming to PC and Wii U - we gave it 9/10 stars at the time - calling it a "wonderfully charming experience" with "satisfying gameplay and a catchy soundtrack". We're quite pleased to see then that it's getting a second chance, as developers...

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  • News Team17 Fully Acquires Golf With Your Friends Brand For £12 Million

    New DLC and potential sequel in the works

    Golf With Your Friends was a hit with players last year. Though we didn't have the strongest opinions on it – giving it 6/10 stars – we thought it made for a decent mini-golf multiplayer game, though one which suffered from fiddly controls. Evidently, it's been a success for publishers Team17, who've now...

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  • News Capcom's Doing Better Than Expected Right Now, Forecasts 16.7% Increase On Yearly Profits

    Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil 3 led the charge

    After that "customised ransomware attack" and a recent anti-trust fine, it's not been a great time for Capcom of late. Still, it seems that it's not all doom and gloom if the company's confidence in its current financial performance is anything to go by. After a recent meeting with...

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  • Random Want To Buy A Statue Of Gravelord Nito For $700?

    Neato! It's Nito!

    Gravelord Nito looks like a hairball. He looks like a storage cupboard full of Halloween decorations. He looks like a rejected Muppet made by an over-enthusiastic Lovecraft fan. Anyway, if you want a really expensive statue of the Dark Souls boss whose designers were presumably inspired by the things that block your shower drain,...

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  • News This Free Software Lets You Play Minecraft With Your Eyes

    Making the game accessible for those who can't use their hands

    The past few years have seen some incredible leaps and bounds in technology, and many of those improvements have been focused around accessibility. You may remember the story about inclusivity advocate, developer, artist, and gamer Becky, AKA EyeGazeGirl, who hooked up the Xbox adaptive...

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  • News Iconic Movie Monster The Predator Joins The Cast Of Fortnite

    Hunt or be hunted

    Fortnite's latest crossover features the cinematic monster Predator, it has been revealed. The alien hunter can be unlocked as part of the Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass. By completing special Jungle Quests, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray,...

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  • News Going Under's Free DLC Update Lets You "Work From Home"

    Highly topical update launches for Switch on February 25th

    Going Under was a fun debut by developers Aggro Crab Games. Published by Team17 back in September, it mixed rogue-lite dungeon crawling with corporate satire pretty well, offering a strong sense of humour. Considering the ongoing pandemic, we were amused to learn that Aggro Crab is now...

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  • News New Trailer For Action-Platformer Olija Gives Insight Into The Spooky Story

    Coming to Switch on January 28th

    Olija is coming up on its 28th January release, and this new story trailer gives us a better idea of just exactly what it's all about. The Devolver Digital-published game begins with a young lord named Faraday getting shipwrecked on a mysterious island, and having to explore the monster-infested lands around him to...

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Wednesday20th Jan 2021

  • News Indie Studio NOWWA Accuses Apex Legends Of "Ripping Off" One Of Its Characters

    EA and Respawn Entertainment under fire

    Respawn Entertainment and EA, developer and publisher behind the popular battle royale Apex Legends, have been accused of ripping off a character from upcoming indie shooter, BulletVille. Apex Legends, which could be launching on Switch as soon as next month, is set to introduce new character Fuse as part of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Apex Legends
  • Feature Best Wii U Games

    As ranked by you

    Despite our affection for the the console, there's no denying that Wii U had its share of issues. Chiefly, Nintendo failed to properly communicate the hardware's unique potential to the game-playing public — a mistake the company was careful avoid repeating with Switch. The name was a point of confusion, too, with some people...

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  • News Undertale Creator Toby Fox Provides Progress Update On Deltarune's Second Chapter

    But there's still no release date

    Toby Fox - best-known as the creator of the cult-hit Undertale and the guy who composed music for Pokémon Sword and Shield - has shared a very brief Deltarune

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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  • News Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells For $360k, Whilst A First Edition TCG Box Fetches $408k

    Catching them all, but at what cost?

    We've witnessed some astonishing sales in recent months with Pokémon cards. Back in October, retired rapper Logic spent $226k on a first edition Charizard card and one student sold their Trading Card Game collection for $80k to pay for university. Not to be outdone, we've now seen a rare Blastoise card go for an...

    • Pokemon
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  • News Innersloth Provides Update On Among Us Airship Map And Switch Bug Fixes

    Account system also discussed

    No matter how you spin it, 2020 was an incredible year for Innersloth and you'd have been hard-pressed to escape its hit game Among Us. Despite releasing back in 2018, it slowly became one of 2020's most successful games and, after a surprise drop following the last Indie Showcase in December, we can finally be sus on...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Update
  • News Early Build Of Zelda 64 Discovered Inside F-Zero X Development Cartridge

    A truly amazing find!

    If you're fascinated with pre-release builds of classic games like Zelda: Ocarina of Time, then it might be worth reading on... An early beta build of Link's iconic action-adventure title from the Nintendo 64 generation has been discovered. It's believed to possibly pre-date Space World '97 and was actually found on a...

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  • Video Ahead Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2, We Discuss What Makes The Original So Special

    Praising a true great

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel may not have had any kind of update in around 18 months, and that fact has left us in a state of real hankering for some open-world Zelda deliciousness. With that thinking in mind, our video team – myself, Jon and Zion – went back and played the original and simply had to...

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  • News Immortals Fenyx Rising Looks Like It's Getting A Demo, And It Might Be Coming To The Switch eShop

    Try before you buy

    One game that you may have overlooked towards the end of last year was Ubisoft's open-world title Immortals Fenyx Rising. It's been compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild time and time again but falls somewhat short. Still, it's worth a look if you are craving a similar experience. If you're not entirely ready to...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Ubisoft
  • News Bethesda Is Selling A Very Expensive Replica Of The Ring That Lets You Get Married In Elder Scrolls

    Something Oblivion, something new, something Morrowind, something blue

    Maybe Bethesda needs some quick cash while they plug away at the new Elder Scrolls game, or maybe they're just trying to capitalise on people getting engaged during the pandemic. Either way, they've just added a new item to their merch website: a 10K Ritual of Mara gold ring...

    • Skyrim
    • Elder Scrolls
    • Merchandise
  • News Spirit Orb Hunters Rejoice, This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Exploit Allows You To Duplicate Them

    Also works on Korok Seeds and armour

    Despite launching back in 2017, players continue to find news tricks, exploits and otherwise fun ways to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It's built up a major community and since the new year alone, we've seen one modder restore an unused shrine, as well as the truly fantastic

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Atooi Knocks 80% Off Select Switch Games, But The Sale Ends Soon

    Huge savings to be had!

    Indie publisher Atooi is currently hosting a very welcome sale on the Nintendo Switch eShop, but you'll have to be quick if you want to get in on the deals. All three games listed below have been reduced by a whopping 80% – those prices are the current, discounted rates. The deals end tomorrow, 21st January, in North...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Video 27 Years Later, Early Donkey Kong Country Concept Sketches Are Revealed To The World

    Rambi, Kremlings, and other characters also shown

    Back in the '90s, Rare had quite a reputation for being secretive about its internal practices. Though it has opened up significantly since being acquired by Microsoft, it's one of the reasons why we get interesting stories still

    • Retro
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  • News Tingle's Designer Takaya Imamura Has Parted Company With Nintendo

    Also known for his work on Star Fox and F-Zero

    Nintendo has created a lot of weird and wonderful characters over the years, but one of the standouts is Tingle. The recurring character, who first started out in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask on the Nintendo 64, was designed by Takaya Imamura. Today, this same veteran Nintendo staffer - who was...

    • Nintendo
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    • Industry
    • Japan
  • News Casio Unveils New BABY-G Pokémon Pikachu Watch

    And it comes in Poké Ball packaging

    If you're in the market for a fancy new watch and just so happen to be a fan of Pokémon's star mascot, this new release from Casio might just do the trick. The electronics giant has unveiled the latest addition in its BABY-G line of shock-resistant watches, the BA-110PKC. It's the second collaboration between...

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    • Merchandise
  • News Mario Merch Now Available At Universal Studios Japan

    Another sneak peek of the park after COVID opening delays

    A few more images from Universal Studios Japan have emerged after the Super Nintendo World theme park had its soft opening yesterday despite COVID delays, reports themeparx.com. The images show the new merchandise now available for sale at the Universal Studios gift shop, themed around Mario...

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    • Japan
  • News The Fastest Fighters Compete In This Week's Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Gotta go fast

    The year is getting along at a steady pace, but you know what's even faster? A number of characters in Smash Bros. Ultimate. This week the game is celebrating the fastest fighters around. The highlighted characters include Sonic the Hedgehog, Captain Falcon from F-Zero, Little Mac from the Punch-Out!! series, Fox McCloud from the Star...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News All Walls Must Fall Brings "Tech-Noir" Tactical Time-Travel To Switch Today

    Murder on the dance floor

    We've witnessed a few tactical RPGs on Switch so far, but an isometric game set within German nightclubs is certainly a unique twist. First launched for PC two years ago, inbetweengames' All Walls Must Fall is now making its way to Switch today. Taking place in Berlin in 2089, we find a world where the Cold War never ended...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random YouTube Musician Charles Cornell Did A Deep-Dive On The Mii Channel Theme

    Boop-ba-doop-boop, ba-doop-doop-doop (ᵈᵒᵒᵖ ᵈᵒᵒᵖ ᵈᵒᵒᵖ)

    You've got it in your head now, don't you? The Mii Channel music is iconic, and for good reason: it's a banger. We've seen freestyle raps, remixes with dances,

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  • News You Can Now Buy A Special Box Of Banana-Shaped Pikachu Treats In Tokyo

    Pikachew used Fruit Punch

    Once again, Japan gets all the fun. Tokyo Banana, the official souvenir sweet of Tokyo city, launched a Pokémon-themed line of the curvy, banana-custard-filled cakes at the end of last year. Featuring Pikachu and Eevee in different designs, the cakes are available at Tokyo Banana shops, and will be rolled out to 7-Eleven...

    • Japan
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  • News New Advert For Pokémon Snap To Be Shown On Japanese TV

    The 15-second video shows Bouffalant, Vivillon, and Torchic

    The release of New Pokémon Snap is getting closer each day, although we've still got a while to wait until we can explore the Lental region on the 30th April. This new trailer, made for Japanese TV, shows off a few seconds of footage, plus appearances from YouTuber Fuwa-chan and popular...

    • Pokémon Snap
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  • News Psyonix And X Games Announce Rocket League Collaboration

    Regional Championship Series event is coming with it

    Psyonix has brought us many strange crossovers within Rocket League these past five years – sometimes quite literally – but an extreme sports organisation wouldn't be the first thing that comes to mind. Having worked with the Summer X Games back in 2017, that collabora

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    • Switch eShop
    • eSports
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  • News Fuser DLC Adds The Killers, Khalid, And Dua Lipa To Tracklist

    I just can't look. It's killing me

    Fuser's list of tracks continues to grow, with the newest DLC coming to the game on January 21st, adding three songs to the available catalogue: New Rules - Dua Lipa (2017) Mr. Brightside - The Killers (2003) Young Dumb & Broke - Khalid (2017) Fuser launched with a tracklist of over 100 songs, including All...

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC

Tuesday19th Jan 2021

  • Video Here's What The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D Could Potentially Look Like On Switch

    Just imagine 1080p, 60FPS

    This year marks The Legend of Zelda's 35th anniversary. Much like Super Mario's celebrations, Nintendo could potentially revive any game in the series. With this in mind, YouTuber SnazzyAI - the same individual who showed off Animal Crossing: New Horizons running at 4K, 60FPS - has released a

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  • News Fall Guys Adds Super Mario 64 Easter Egg

    It's still not been announced for Switch, though

    We know what you did. You're supposed to take the baby penguin back to its mother in winter-themed Super Mario 64 level, Cool, Cool Mountain. But some of you dropped the little guy off the edge of the world, and you're all monsters. Monsters. Fall Guys - the multiplayer party game that was a 2020...

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    • Easter Eggs
  • Video We "Opened" An Original Nintendo Game Boy From 1989

    Off the shelf, 30 years later

    Unboxing something old brand new in box is something many of us dream of. Well, that's why our very own Zion leapt at the opportunity to buy a "sealed" original DMG Game Boy for, in his words, too much money. The problem arises when you learn that there was no one reliable method of 'sealing' an original Game Boy; some...

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  • News Anodyne 2, A Zelda-Inspired Action-Adventure Game, Comes Out On Switch In February

    It's a mixture of Ocarina of Time and Link to the Past

    You might remember Anodyne as the game with retro 16-bit pixel graphics that looked a lot like The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. Initially released in 2013, the game made it to Switch on February 28th, 2019, and we gave it 8/10, praising its "dark narrative" and "solid dungeon-crawling"...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Kingdoms Of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Is Coming To Switch With DLC Included

    The hit RPG makes its handheld debut

    THQ Nordic has announced that action-RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, a remaster of 2012's Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, will launch on Nintendo Switch on 16th March. The release will be the first time that Kingdoms of Amalur has launched on a handheld console, and it sounds like Switch owners are in for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Nintendo Switch Wannabe Runs Cyberpunk 2077, Costs $700

    Tempted?

    The Switch, despite its amazing commercial performance, is no longer a cutting-edge piece of tech – in fact, the Tegra X1 chipset inside the device was already a year old by the time Nintendo released the machine in 2017. As we're all painfully aware, technology doesn't stand still, and there have been massive strides made in the world of...

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  • News Nintendo Tasks Super Mario Bros. 35 Players With Defeating 3.5 Million Bowsers

    Update: Event now live!

    Update: This special Super Mario Bros. 35 event is now live! If you want to take part and claim some Platinum Points for your My Nintendo account, make sure to catch up on the info in our article below and get stuck in. Original Article (Tue 12th Jan, 2021 15:00 GMT): The Mario news just keeps on coming, as Nintendo...

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  • News Apex Legends' Switch Release Date Might Have Been Accidentally Revealed

    Is an official announcement imminent?

    Following on from a Switch listing for the latest Plants Vs. Zombies game, another EA game for Nintendo's hybrid system is now making headlines. This time it is Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale first-person shooter, Apex Legends. It appears the game's release date for the Switch may have been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Electronic Arts
  • News Next Level Games Is Seeking Talented Team Players For Future Nintendo Projects

    "please connect with us"

    At the start of this month, Nintendo announced it was buying the Canadian developer Next Level Games. Now that the studio is becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nintendo, it appears to be on somewhat of a hiring spree - as over the past week it's apparently relisted multiple jobs, originally posted last December. It's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • News PowerA Is Releasing Two New Animal Crossing Controllers For Switch

    They're officially licensed!

    The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch is extremely beautiful, but if you own it, you might be a little peeved that there's no matching Pro Controller. Peeve no more, friends: PowerA has unveiled a couple of new wired Switch Pro Controllers designed around Isabelle and Tom Nook. Now you can get your sweaty hands all...

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  • News The Artists Behind Streets Of Rage 4 Show Off What Garou: Mark Of The Wolves 2 Could Look Like

    Please, SNK, please

    Lizardcube – the French studio which worked on both the Wonder Boy: Dragon's Trap remake and Streets of Rage 4 – has an uncanny talent for making classic games really sing in HD, and two of its artists, Ben Fiquet and Julian Nguyen-You, have spent a little time imagining what a sequel to SNK's classic Garou: Mark of the...

    • SNK
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  • Random This Bot Turns Reddit Arguments Into Phoenix Wright And Edgeworth Yelling At Each Other

    Take that!

    If you've ever wanted to see Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright, saying things like "a grilled cheese is NOT the same as a melt, and I will report you to the FBI if you continue this slander", then you'll probably love this bot, by 24-year-old software engineer, Micah Price. It takes arguments from Reddit, which are often about as juvenile and...

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  • Anniversary Japan Celebrates 15 Years Of Super Mario Strikers

    It was technically last year, in Europe and North America

    Next Level Games is seemingly on a hiring spree, and it got us thinking about some of its past releases. One standout hit, in particular, is the GameCube title Super Mario Strikers (also known as Mario Smash Football). Although the game made its original debut in Europe and the US in 2005...

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  • News New LEGO Mario 'Master Your Adventure Maker Set' Is Available Now

    Compatible with the LEGO Mario figure

    As promised towards the end of last year, the 'Master Your Adventure Maker Set' is now available as part of the LEGO Super Mario range. This new set lets you expand your collection with new enemies like Larry Koopa, and also allows players to get creative with Customisation Blocks. Enhance your LEGO Super...

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    • Merchandise
  • News New Pokémon Snap Will Feature Online Play, But What Will That Actually Include?

    Let's ponder the possibilities

    Thanks to a glorious new trailer which dropped last week and an updated eShop listing which gave away some juicy details, we now know much more about the upcoming New Pokémon Snap. Due to launch in April, this Switch exclusive will revamp the pocket monster photography loveliness that was first introduce

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "Special Edition" Gold Monster Hunter Rise amiibo Set Up For Grabs In 7-Eleven Japan Lottery

    A truly "limited" run

    We've seen limited edition amiibo in the past, but these Monster Hunter Rise ones just might be the rarest ones yet. 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan have unveiled this "limited" and "special edition" gold amiibo set, to celebrate the launch of Capcom's upcoming Nintendo Switch release. The catch - because there's always...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Free Trial Of Dead Cells In Europe Next Week

    Free trial goes live on January 26th

    There's no denying Dead Cells' success at this point. Having now sold over 3 million copies, we called Motion Twin's action-platformer a "masterclass in excellent roguelike design" when it launched back in 2018, awarding it 9/10 stars. It's seen significant post-launch support ever since and we'd absolutely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition Adds Four Expansion Packs In New Physical Release

    It's definitely Jumbo alright

    SEGA and Two Point Studios have announced Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition for Nintendo Switch, a new, enhanced edition of the original game that'll be available at retail. The new bundle includes the base game, four expansions, and two items packs, offering a total of 27 hospitals, 189 illnesses, and lots of items to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Balan Wonderworld Is Getting A Free Demo Later This Month

    Update: And it's been confirmed for the west!

    Update: The Balan Wonderworld demo has now also been confirmed for the west. It'll be releasing on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, on 28th January - the same date as Japan! Liking what you've seen so far of Balan Wonderworld? Wondering whether it might be up your street? Well, you're in...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Ranked Greatest Handheld Of All Time By UK Newspaper The Guardian

    The DS and 3DS are second and third

    Remember the N-Gage? We certainly do. The mobile phone-meets-handheld device was the property of all the rich nerds in schools across the world, but we could just never quite convince our parents that it was a great idea to let us merge our communication device with that darn Gaming Boy we spent all our time on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Handheld
  • Rumour Stealth Hit République Could Be Sneaking To Switch

    Game listing has been spotted on Nintendo's website

    République's had a quite a long history since it first released. Starting on iOS as 5-part episodic game in 2013 after a successful Kickstarter campaign, you play as Hope, a young woman held captive within a totalitarian state ruled by the authoritarian Overseer. Bringing us a stealth-action...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Taito Outlines New Features For Darius Cozmic Revelation

    Making full use of HD Rumble

    Darius fans have got no end of options on Nintendo Switch. Having already seen two Cozmic Collections launch for both arcade and home console entries, it was announced last June that a third collection called Darius Cozmic Revelation would join the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Meat Boy Forever Update Fixes Numerous Performance Issues

    We Meat Again

    After numerous delays, last month finally saw the release of Super Meat Boy Forever on Switch, the much-anticipated sequel to 2010's Super Meat Boy. The game delivered a challenging endless-runner - it ultimately proved enjoyable - but we had a few issues with its performance. Thankfully, Team Meat is looking to resolve this and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fortnite Adds Top Football Teams Like Man City And Juventus In Latest Crossover

    And a special Pelé Cup

    Well, here's a crossover you might not have expected. Epic Games has announced that Fortnite will soon be teaming up with the beautiful game, as a number of football teams (or soccer, for our American chums) will appear as in-game outfits. Starting from 23rd January, players will be able to choose from ten different variants...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Cycle Your Way To Victory As Medieval Comedy Game Balancelot Launches On Switch This Week

    Surely You Jest

    We've seen some bizarre indie games come to Switch in the last few years, but few of us would've had "medieval physics-based unicycle adventure" on the bingo card. Remarkably, that's exactly what Balancelot is bringing when it launches on January 22nd. Developed by AnvilBird Interactive, you play a lowly squire who is looking to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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  • News Almost 4,000 People Have Ranked Their Top Starter Pokémon - Here Are The Results

    Who would you choose?

    Would Treecko or Torchic top your list? Do we ever face a more important, challenging question in life than 'Which Starter Pokémon would you like?' That age-old conundrum has been giving new Pokémon Trainers a headache for decades, with the start of any main series adventure having you choose between a new Grass-, Fire-, or...

    • Pokemon
  • Random Brie Larson Doesn't Want To Be The Clown Villager From Animal Crossing

    Neither do we

    Pietro is a divisive chap. His house in New Leaf looked like a murder-carnival, and his description on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp says that most people are "creeped out by his whole deal". Yet, he still has his fans, and they love him very much, even if the rest of the world doesn't. [image

    • Random
    • Brie Larson
    • ACNH
  • News Fancy A Second Switch Dock For Your Bedroom Or Office? Now's Your Chance

    Standalone docks appear on Nintendo's US store

    If you'd love to have the option of quickly docking your Nintendo Switch in more than one location – say, your front room and a bedroom or office – you're certainly in luck. Nintendo currently has stock of standalone Switch docks on its official US website; available for $59.99, the dock would be a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • North America
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Fan Restores Unused Shrine Hidden In The Game's Files

    'Dungeon136' revealed

    We're used to seeing brand new tricks and secrets being discovered in Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a surprisingly regular basis, but here's something a little different. Zelda fan and modder Waikuteru has been digging around in the game's files, cooking up a visible, playable version of a Shrine that didn't make it into the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Random
  • Feature Best Feel-Good Nintendo Switch Games

    I see a ship in the harbour

    Blue Monday. No, not just a kick-ass New Order song, but the name coined by marketers for the third Monday in January — purportedly the 'most depressing day of the year'. While the genesis and questionable 'science' behind this dreary moniker is smirk-worthy, looking after your mental health is something everyone should...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Bravely Default II Producer Was Both "Ashamed" And "Relieved" By Player Feedback To Demo

    Bravely honest

    We've witnessed a slow build-up towards Bravely Default II's release next month. Following its initial reveal back in 2019, we received a demo back in March 2020 and a "final demo" last month, the former of which helped shaped the sequel's gameplay considerably. Though they

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • Square Enix
  • Video Seven 'Impossible' Ports That Made It Onto Nintendo Systems

    The games that shouldn't have been

    With the Nintendo Switch being the system that it is, a fairly underpowered one when compared to its industry rivals, the term 'impossible port' is being bandied about like never before. In recent years we've seen a number of big, super-ambitious titles get squeezed onto Nintendo's little tablet – like the recent...

    • Video
  • News Capcom's Switch And 3DS January Sale Is Now Live In North America

    New offers are available until 21st January

    It wasn't that even a month ago that Capcom's last sale went live but already, a fresh round of offers has gone up across Switch and 3DS eShop. Only covering North America this time, it runs until 21st January and features the usual suspects, including Street Fighter, Okami, Phoenix Wright, Mega Man and...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
    • Sales
    • Capcom
  • News NIS America's January Sale Goes Live On The Switch eShop, Get Up To 50% Off

    Until January 21st

    North American Switch owners are spoiled for choice right now with sales. Between Nintendo's own New Years sale and Capcom's latest offerings, there are various options to choose from, and NIS America has confirmed they'll be joining in. Focusing solely on Switch games, there are 11 titles on offer here. That includes entries...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Subnautica: Below Zero Gets An ESRB Rating, Possibly Hinting At Release Date Soon

    The rating was NOT below zero

    We've known about Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero coming to Switch for a while, since they were announced on a Nintendo Direct last year. But, with a vague release window of "Early 2021" on the official Nintendo website, and no new information from Unknown Worlds, the studio behind the game, we were left wondering...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France

    4.7 million Switch consoles are now in French hands

    We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France's best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • France
  • News New Nintendo Twitter Account Will Share Corporate And Financial Announcements

    Follow Nintendo's latest business news

    Nintendo Co., Ltd has unveiled a brand new Twitter account today which will update fans on the company's business and financial news. You can find and follow the account at @NintendoCoLtd if you're interested; it appears to be primarily set up for a Japanese audience, although a welcome tweet has been...

    • Nintendo
    • Business
  • News The Game Boy Lives On Once More As The Shapeshifter Closes In On Kickstarter Target

    NES port listed as stretch goal

    Kickstarter has brought us some of the current generation's more interesting experiences. From spiritual successors like Yooka-Laylee to original hits like CrossCode, many projects have tapped into our nostalgia for retro gaming – though not always for the better. Bringing us an 8-bit fantasy adventure, The...

    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • NES
    • Kickstarter
  • Review WRITHE - A Nintendo 64-Style Budget Blaster That Needs More Work

    Bangkok Dangerous

    Mission Crtl Studio's WRITHE is a simplistic, straightforward old-school FPS that sees players take on hordes of giant Sago worms who have descended upon Bangkok in the wake of an evil food corporation's greed-fueled experiments. Strapping on your P.H.U.L.A. life-support armour and grabbing your plasma launcher and phosphorus...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox The NYT Thinks We're Gaming Too Much, But It's One Of The Only Things Keeping Me Sane

    This again?

    It's that time of year again: a large publication has had decided that kids play too many games, and this time it's a COVID-flavoured special, courtesy of the New York Times, designed to make parents feel guilty for letting their energy-filled children play video games after being cooped up all day doing online school. I won't pretend...

    • Soapbox
    • Switch
    • ACNH
    • Features
  • Video We've Ranked All 55 Kongs From Donkey Kong, For Science

    Wait, how many?

    Donkey Kong is a franchise that has been passed around numerous developers over the years, resulting in a lovely array of different genres and interpretations of the series. It also had a TV show made about it, which is something that some people would probably like to forget. After being banded around for 30 years as of 2021 it's...

    • Donkey Kong
    • Features
    • Video
  • News Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan

    Beating the original game

    Pikmin has never been one of Nintendo's major franchises in terms of units sold, but it's nice to know that the most recent entry – Pikmin 3 Deluxe – has found some degree of commercial success in Japan. Total physical sales of the game – which is an update of the Wii U original – in Nintendo's homeland now stand...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales Figures
    • Pikmin
  • News After Four Years Away, The Man Behind Devil's Third Is Ready To Make Another Video Game

    "Now I feel like I want to make a game again"

    Tomonobu Itagaki, the man behind the Dead or Alive and modern-era Ninja Gaiden titles, is ready to get back in the game after four years away. With his flowing hair and ever-present sunglasses, Itagaki is one of Japanese gaming's most recognisable characters, but he hasn't produced a video game since...

    • Tomonobu Itagaki
  • News Tokyo's Kirby Café Is Adding A Chocolate Pizza To Their Menu

    And it's served on a Kirby-shaped board

    The Kirby Café chain is delightfully weird. With dishes featuring the faces and general shapes of Kirby and friends, and names like "Chocolate fondant that Meta Knight sneakily takes out of his cape", it sounds like the kind of place we'd love to go to. You can even order drinks topped with a marshmallow of...

    • Kirby
    • Food
    • Japan
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing Stays On Top In A Week Dominated By Nintendo

    Switch exclusives make up six of the top ten

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 16th January, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the very top of the pile. The game is now enjoying its third consecutive week at number one in the UK as Switch owners across the country jump in for the very first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Random Forget Froggy Chair, It's All About Froggy Computer And Froggy Keyboard

    If you kiss it, it'll turn into a Prince Computer

    We're still weeping real tears over the loss of Froggy Chair from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and even though we've been waiting almost a year, the amphibian seat has not returned to us. Not even as DLC. Froggy Chair's allure is irresistible: its little face, the way it looks so darn happy to see...

    • Random
    • ACNH
  • News Capcom Says Monster Hunter Rise's 'Friend List' Slowdown Will Be Fixed In Time For Launch

    Players with a full friend list have faced technical issues

    We had some strong first impressions about Monster Hunter Rise when the demo dropped on January 7th. In the absence of Monster Hunter World on Switch, Rise looks set to be a great homecoming for the series,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom