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TodayMon, 17th Jun 2019

  • Gallery A Closer Look At The Characters And Dialogue Scenes In Super Neptunia RPG

    Meet the cast!

    Super Neptunia RPG is just days away from launching on Nintendo Switch, bringing the characters of the Neptunia series to life in a "whole new 2D way". As such, Idea Factory International has shared some new screenshots and information about characters in the game. Let's kick things off with those characters. In the image below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Spyro Reignited Trilogy To Require Additional Download In North America, But Not Europe?

    A tale of two box arts

    Last Tuesday, as part of the Nintendo E3 Direct, Spyro Reignited Trilogy was confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch. Soon after, the game was listed on North American retailer Best Buy's website and the box art revealed that an additional download was required when buying the game physically.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Spyro
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 - Everything We Know So Far

    We collect every shred of information on the upcoming Zelda sequel

    It was bittersweet to polish off the last few shrines and give Calamity Ganon what-for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After such a wonderful, rich journey it was finally time to bid farewell to Link, Zelda and the largest, most expansive iteration of...

    • Zelda
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video The Making Of SNES Classic Star Fox And The Super FX Chip

    And so, the Lylat System was born

    Whether you're a diehard fan of the series, or even just familiar with the team thanks to the Super Smash Bros. games, Fox, Falco, Slippy, and Peppy hold a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo fans (yes, we're including Slippy here). The series' Lylat System was born in 1993, when Star Fox (known as Starwing...

    • SNES
    • Star Fox
    • Retro
    • Video
  • Rumour New Nvidia Shield TV Could Share The Same Chipset As The Upgraded Switch

    New hardware on the way

    As we all know, the Nintendo Switch and Nvidia Shield TV share the same chipset – the Tegra X1. Nvidia leveraged its knowledge of mobile chipsets to held Nintendo create its hybrid console, and as a result, hasn't refreshed its own Shield line in what feels like forever. That appears to be changing this year. Evidence has...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Hardware
    • Tegra
  • News Niantic Files Lawsuit Against Pokémon GO "Hackers" Helping Players To Cheat

    Get Officer Jenny on the line

    Ever since Pokémon GO launched back in 2016, numerous third-party apps and services have found their way online, aiming to give players an unfair advantage or to cheat the system. Aside from essentially breaking the game's infrastructure, these services can sometimes also infringe upon intellectual property rights, and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
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  • Reminder Nintendo's E3 Sale Ends Tomorrow, Save Up To 50% On Switch Games (Europe)

    Deals on Final Fantasy, Mario Tennis, Mario Kart and more

    Update: As a reminder, this sale ends tomorrow, 18th June. If you're thinking about grabbing any of the deals below, make sure to act fast! Original Article: Below we've collected all the E3 deals currently on the European Nintendo Switch eShop. While the selection isn't quite as...

    • E3 2019
    • Sales
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals

YesterdaySun, 16th Jun 2019

  • News Bethesda Might Have More Surprises For Nintendo Switch Owners In The Future

    Ongoing support

    Bethesda's been one of the top third-party supporters for the Switch, releasing games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM on the hybrid system. It followed this up with other titles like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and even a port of the mobile game, Fallout Shelter. While many fans of the co

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Bethesda
    • Pete Hines
  • Feature Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov On Tetris 99, Tetris Comics And His Favourite Tetris Piece

    "I don’t like the square. It’s dumb"

    How long does it take for someone to realize they’ve made something that will outlast themselves and everyone they know? For Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, he is on a mission to make sure that moment of realization lasts his entire lifetime. So far so good; the simple block-stacking puzzler has...

    • Features
    • Tetris
    • Alexey Pajitnov
    • Interviews
  • News Dotemu "Honored" To Team Up With Square Enix For Remastered Version Of Final Fantasy VIII

    The French company behind Streets of Rage 4

    During Square Enix Live at E3 2019, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be released on the Switch later this year. Since then, it's been discovered the French developer and publisher Dotemu will be helping out with this version – with the company revealing it was both "proud and honored"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Dotemu
  • Review Super Neptunia RPG - An Easygoing Take On A Cult JRPG Series

    The Console War rages on

    For those that haven’t stumbled across this side-scrolling RPG series, the Neptunia games have been knocking around since 2010. Originally created by Compile Heart, Idea Factory and various other Japanese studios since, the adventures of chirpy goddess Neptune and the ongoing Console War have been a PlayStation console...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Neptunia RPG
  • News Former Epic Games Director Says He Tried To Axe Fortnite

    "That game would not have passed my bar"

    What would gaming be like right now if the insanely popular title Fortnite didn't exist? It's obviously something we'll never know, but if the former Epic Games production director Rod Fergusson had got his way, we might have found out. In a recent interview on the Game Informer Show podcast at E3 2019,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
  • Guide Best amiibo For Nintendo Switch

    Fab-looking figures that give the best bang for your buck

    So, you've got yourself or a family member a new Switch and you're curious about all those little figures that interact with the games. If you’re new to Switch and are dipping your toe in the amiibo pool, it can be tough to know where to start. The full roster is daunting and nobody wants...

    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Accessories
    • Features
  • News Eiji Aonuma Still Excited To Collaborate With Shigeru Miyamoto After Many Years

    Who wouldn't be?

    Earlier this week at E3 2019, Game Informer spoke to The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and was asked about what it was like to work with other Nintendo producers such as Takashi Tezuka (responsible for Super Mario Maker 2) and the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto. Teaming up with such famous faces within the video game...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • E3 2019
  • News Mario & Sonic Producer Talks About Motion Controls And Costumes In The Switch Entry

    Go for gold this November

    Long-time Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games producer Nobuya Ohashi sat down with IGN earlier this week at E3 2019 to discuss the finer aspects of the latest entry in the series, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As this is the sixth instalment and the last one since the 2016 Wii U entry, there was a...

    • Mario & Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nobuya Ohashi
    • E3 2019
  • Review PlataGO! Super Platform Game Maker - An Awkward Super Mario Maker Clone

    All the tools you need to create something you wouldn’t want to play

    The definition of karma is giving a reviewer who has handed out their share of 4s and 6s in the last month a review copy of a platform game creator and effectively saying ‘you do better’. While PlataGo! presents an ample feature set that leaves mean critical types with few...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • PlataGO

Saturday15th Jun 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards 2019

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded any games from the bounty available on Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of the console's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Random Have We Been Missing A Zelda Easter Egg In Mario 64 All These Years?

    Amazing planning, or sheer coincidence?

    Easter eggs in video games aren’t a new thing, but it’s rare to spot one decades after the event – but that’s what Twitter user Hitei he’s found in Super Mario 64. There’s a picture in Peach’s castle which we’ll all have dashed past many, many times over the years, and Hitei thinks this image...

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    • Zelda
    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Shares Colourful Graphic Outlining Upcoming Switch Releases

    Hide your money

    At E3 2019, Nintendo showed off a lot of brand new and previously announced first and third-party titles. To provide a much clearer idea of what's coming out and when, it's now shared a graphic on its social media account, which places each of these upcoming releases in the remaining quarters of this year. As you'll see below, we...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The Making Of The PC Engine, The 8-Bit Wonder That Took On Nintendo

    With new 'Mini' hardware on the way, we look back at this 8-bit wonder

    This piece was originally published in 2012. With the news that Konami is producing a PC Engine Mini, we thought you might like a fresh look. Enjoy! Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this...

    • Retro
    • PC Engine
    • Hardware
    • Features
    • PC Engine Mini
  • Random Astral Chain Is Filled With Hidden Toilets And "Lots Of Cats"

    Um, what?

    While the majority of PlatinumGames fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Bayonetta 3 on the Switch, the next title the Japanese company is actually releasing on Nintendo's hybrid platform is the synergetic action game Astral Chain. It's being directed by Takahisa Taura, who was the lead designer on NieR: Automata. During the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
    • Takahisa Taura
  • News Eiji Aonuma And Multiple Others Have Been Promoted At Nintendo

    Climbing the ladder

    There are a lot of employees at Nintendo who have spent their entire adulthood at the company. As many of these individuals grow in experience and age, they help create more games and rise up the ranks. Recently, a number of these well-known individuals have been promoted. Nintendo's E3 2019 press website reveals new positions...

    • Nintendo
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Hisashi Nogami
    • Aya Kyogoku
    • Yoshihito Ikebata
  • Review Phantom Doctrine - XCOM Meets James Bond In This Scrappy Strategy Epic

    Spooks show

    While our interactive medium has played host to a fair few ‘spy games’ over the years, most have opted for stealthy infiltration (hello Splinter Cell and Metal Gear) or all-out gunfights with the occasional silencer thrown in for good measure (see just about every James Bond game ever made). However, it’s the games that dig deep...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Phantom Doctrine
  • News Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    About time!

    If you had your doubts about Tom Nook in the past, the first-look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this week probably didn't change your opinion about him. This time around, he's offering players a deserted island lifestyle package and is selling it as if it's the opportunity of a lifetime while demanding 49,800 Bells to set up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • Aya Kyogoku
  • News Spike Chunsoft Has "Exciting News" To Share On 19th June

    Could it be Switch related?

    You normally wouldn't expect a live stream the week after E3, but that's exactly what Spike Chunsoft has planned. The Japanese developer will be sharing some "exciting news" via Twitch.tv on 19th June. The company has previously worked on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, is known for the Danganronpa series and will...

    • Spike Chunsoft
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a busy, busy week it's been in the Nintendo world. E3 has now come to an end, and a good 90% of the Nintendo Life team is feeling ready to retire to our beds for long, well-deserved naps. Before that, though, it's time once again to share with you our weekend gaming plans. As always, we invite you to join...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

Friday14th Jun 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

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    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. But we did due diligence, taking into account our own review scores, your user scores, and the opinions of...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
  • Review Collection of Mana - Expensive, But Ultimately Worth Every Penny

    It's Mana from Heaven

    While Square's Seiken Densetsu series continues to this very day, it's the two SNES / Super Famicom outings on which the franchise arguably built its enviable reputation. Seiken Densetsu 2 – better known in the west as Secret of Mana – is one of the finest RPGs ever made, while its sequel has only been held back from global...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Collection of Mana
  • Review Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda - A Beat-Based Wonder

    Striking a chord

    From the opening menu that uses not the rousing Zelda overworld music but the understated theme from Ocarina of Time's title screen, you know you’re about to go on a special journey. Cadence of Hyrule (we won’t bother with its ludicrously long official moniker) takes the music we all know and love and remixes it with the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Random Zelda: Link's Awakening Features Some Interior Decorating Changes On Switch

    It's all in the detail

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has easily become one of our most anticipated Switch titles over the last few weeks, and this feeling has only grown after our hands-on time with the game at E3. It's shaping up to be a wonderful retelling of the 1993 classic on Game Boy, but more and more subtle changes are being spotted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Video Here's How The Witcher 3 On Switch Compares To The PS4 Version

    Saber Interactive is working wonders

    When it was rumoured that The Witcher 3 was coming to Switch, there were many who flatly refused to believe it was even possible to cram CD Projekt Red's epic open-world fantasy into Nintendo's hybrid console – especially when you consider that on PS4 and Xbox One, the game often has issues running at a stable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Witcher 3
  • News Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Had No Problem With Banjo-Kazooie Appearing In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The two companies are on "great" terms

    Following the official reveal of Banjo-Kazooie as a DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer caught up with Kotaku to discuss how exactly the Microsoft and Rare-owned character was able to make an appearance in the popular Nintendo fighter. According to Spencer, the story isn't as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • Rare
  • Random Animal Crossing's Angry Mole Mr. Resetti Has Lost His Job

    "This will be a positive thing"

    One of the angriest Nintendo characters is probably Mr. Resetti from the Animal Crossing series. If you've ever encountered him yourself, you'll know he's the guy that pops up out of the ground and tells you off when you forget to save. You might have even met his brother Don Resetti if you were particularly naughty...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Aya Kyogoku
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Switch Listing Appears On Amazon Germany, But We Wouldn't Count On It

    Guh-huh

    The hype surrounding Banjo-Kazooie is through the metaphorical roof at the moment, all thanks to the duo's reveal as a new, upcoming fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Heck, we're pretty sure Nintendo's NYC store almost collapsed under the pressure of fans jump

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Banjo Kazooie
  • News Hyperkin Isn't Quite Sure What Route To Take With Its N64 Clone Console Yet

    "We don't we know what the end solution might be"

    At E3 2019 this week, our video producer Zion Grassl had the chance to catch up with Terence Calacsan from Hyperkin and have a chat about the Retron Ult - an N64 clone that is "super early" in development. It's compatible with Nintendo 64 cartridges, controllers, targeting 720p HD output and will...

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    • Retro
    • N64
    • Hyperkin
    • E3 2019
  • Random God Of War Artist Shows Us How The Battletoads Reboot Should Have Looked

    Can you imagine?

    Beloved Rare franchise Battletoads made an appearance at this year's E3, albeit sadly not for a Nintendo platform, in the form of a new three-player beat 'em up. It all looks pretty fun and all, but just imagine if it looked like this. The artwork comes from Raf Grassetti, Art Director at God of War studio Sony Santa Monica. We've...

    • Battletoads
    • Retro
    • Art
  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 "Will End Up On All Platforms" Eventually

    No longer a fantasy?

    When Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced for North America during the Xbox conference, it left a lot of western fans of the series wondering if the game would also be released on other platforms locally. Now, based on a comment made by Phil Spencer during an interview on Giant Bombcast, it has seemingly been confirmed the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Sega
  • Feature We Don’t Want To Be Shackled To Our Rare Past, Says Yooka-Laylee Studio Playtonic

    "Everything we do from this point on is a brand-new concept for us"

    A lot has happened since we last had the good fortune to visit Playtonic Games. The previous time we popped by the studio's offices outside the rural English town of Burton-on-Trent (acclaimed actor Paddy Considine was born and still lives there, fact fans), the team was still in...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Video Cadence Of Hyrule Guitarist And Grant Kirkhope Combine For Epic Banjo-Kazooie Collab

    Turn it up to 64

    In what is quite possibly one of the best videos of all time, and amazingly relevant considering what's been going on in the world of Nintendo this week, you're about to see Cadence of Hyrule guitarist FamilyJules rock out to a classic Banjo-Kazooie track with none other than the game's original composer, Grant Kirkhope. Unless...

    • Banjo Kazooie
    • N64
    • Music
    • Retro
  • News Nicalis Reveals Ikaruga Physical Release For Switch

    Yes please

    If you love the juicy, vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up action of Ikaruga on your Nintendo Switch, or if you've been holding out on picking it up all this time, you'll probably be pretty pleased to know that a physical release is on the horizon. There are no concrete details just yet on when it'll be launching or where you can expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Overcooked 2's Latest DLC Adds Horrifying Horde Mode

    And it's available now

    If you tuned into the final day of Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2019, you will have seen a segment featuring Ghost Town Games showcasing a "first-look" at its new DLC for Overcooked 2. Overcooked 2: Night of the Hangry Horde sees players face the most "terrifying" threat to the Onion Kingdom yet – the unbread. The DLC adds...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • E3 2019
    • E3
  • News Take On An Isometric Survival Adventure When Distrust Crash-Lands On Switch

    Multiple endings to discover

    Heading to Nintendo Switch next month is Distrust, an isometric survival adventure which looks set to bring a frosty chill to proceedings this summer. The game follows a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic research station after their helicopter crashes; the team must escape the dangers of the long polar night...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Have The Post-E3 Blues? The Dates For E3 2020 Have Already Been Confirmed

    Mark your calendars

    E3 2019 was a pretty wild time for Nintendo fans yet again; with Switch riding high and a decent number of top-name games on the horizon, there was plenty for the Japanese giant to shout about this year. But what about next year? If there's one thing we've learned in the 13 or so years of running this very site, it's that people...

    • E3
    • Gaming
  • Video Nintendo Staff Have A Blast With Super Mario Maker 2's Multiplayer Mode

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    Whether you're a legendary game developer, a world famous series producer, or even the president, working at Nintendo involves a healthy dollop of fun. As such, some of the company's most well-known faces have been getting involved with fun activities throughout the course of E3. Recently, we shared a video of the real...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Rolling Gunner Brings Side-Scrolling Bullet Hell Shmup Action To Switch Next Week

    Western release locked in

    Blasting its way onto Switch in western territories next week is Rolling Gunner, a side-scrolling, bullet hell shoot 'em up which has only been available in Japan up until now. You'll be able to pick this one up from 20th June as a digital download, although a physical release is also planned for "late 2019" if you'd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday13th Jun 2019

  • Random Did Nintendo Just Show Off A New Switch Dock?

    On a Treehouse livestream? Probably not, no

    If you've been watching Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2019, you'll have probably caught a few glimpses 'behind-the-scenes' on the livestream. A power outage in the hall gave us all a look at Nintendo's error screen, for example. While demoing a new level in New Super Lucky's Tale during Day Two, the d

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    • E3 2019
    • Treehouse
    • Accessories
    • Dock
  • Hands On Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch Treads A Fine Line Between Remake And Reimagining

    Impressions from the E3 show floor

    Wouldn’t it be cool if you could play a Zelda game on the go? Okay, okay, we know what you're thinking. Today, you could fill up a whole stadium with portable Zelda games alone. But in 1993? How would anyone ever get a Zelda game to fit onto a Game Boy cartridge? Impossible. Well, they obviously figured it out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • E3 2019
    • Hands On
    • Features
  • News Eiji Aonuma On Returning To The Hyrule Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    "It will be a continuation"

    Eiji Aonuma, the man who's been in charge of the Zelda series for more than twenty years now, has spoken about the reasoning behind making a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Teased near the end of Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation, we saw both Link and Zelda from that game descending beneath...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Eiji Aonuma
  • News Pokémon's Junichi Masuda Explains The Decision To Limit Sword And Shield's Pokédex

    It was always going to happen sometime

    Earlier in the week, as Pokémon Sword and Shield was shown off during Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3, it was revealed that not all Pokémon would be featured in the game. Rather than having the usual, complete Pokédex available by transferring your old catches over, only those found in the new Galar region...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Developer Shares "Bad News" About Publishing On Switch, After Pitching His Game To Nintendo

    "Very disappointing and frustrating"

    Do you know an individual who happens to be working on a small-scale video game and aspires to one day publish it on the Nintendo Switch eShop? Well, the above video might be of interest. It has been uploaded by an up-and-coming indie developer named Adam Ashbaker and talks about what is supposedly "bad news"...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Indie
  • News The Entirety Of Witcher III Will Be Squeezed Onto A Single Switch Cartridge

    No downloads required

    The Witcher III: Wild Hunt is a large game in several ways. Before its announcement during Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct, many doubted its huge world could be squeezed onto Switch's mobile chipset, but it seems that Saber Interactive has (hopefully) found

    • Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Phil Spencer Comments On The Possibility Of Xbox Game Pass Coming To Nintendo Switch

    "I love the role that Nintendo plays in the industry"

    Microsoft and Nintendo's burgeoning relationship continued at E3 this year, with the news that Minecraft Dungeons is Switch-bound and that Banjo and Kazooie – characters owned by Microsoft, lest we forget – are joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. It's tempting to consider how far...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Phil Spencer
    • Xbox
    • E3 2019
  • News Nintendo Moves Switch Manufacturing Out Of China, Two New Models Reportedly In Production

    Meanwhile, Doug Bowser dodges "New Switch" questions at E3

    Rumours of new Switch hardware have been swirling around for months now, with reports suggesting that the company is set to release a cheaper "Lite" edition of the console as well as an updated variant with slightly improvement internals. While we've had several outlets corroborating these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumours
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Trials Of Mana Coming To Nintendo Switch, Collection Of Mana Out Now

    Update: Collection of Mana physical pre-orders are live

    Update: Pre-orders for the physical version of Collection of Mana – due to launch on 27th August – are live now. It will cost £34.99 in the UK and $39.99 in North America.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Secret of Mana
  • News Nintendo Ran With A Zelda II Joke When The Power Went Out At E3 2019

    "I am Error"

    Can you imagine the amount of power consumed inside of the Los Angeles Convention Center around this time of year? It's probably a lot – considering all of those big screens and video game kiosk showcasing a bunch of brand new titles. Sure enough, though, there's been a power outage at this year's expo. On Wednesday, E3 2019 was sent...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • E3 2019
    • E3
  • News Nintendo Reiterates It Has "No Games To Announce" For 3DS, But Says It's Still An "Important" Device

    Done and dusted?

    Although the 3DS appears to be on its last legs following the recent launch of Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth, it still managed to get some spotlight at this year's E3 when Limited Run announced the Atooi Collection, featuring five games in one physical release While it's clear third-party publishers are still releasing games for...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • E3 2019
    • E3
    • Doug Bowser
  • Nintendo Download 13th June (North America)

    Cadence of Hyrule, Collection of Mana, Contra Anniversary Collection!

    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! Nintendo Switch: Cricket 19 (Big...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News The Original Crypt Of The NecroDancer Is 80% Off As Cadence Of Hyrule Arrives On Switch

    Worth buying the pair?

    Today sees the launch of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer on the Nintendo Switch eShop, the game which takes characters we know and love from the Legend of Zelda series and throws them into a world of rhythm-based dungeon crawling. With that release no doubt catching the eye of many, the original Crypt of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 3 @ E3 2019

    Dawn of the final day

    All good things must come to an end - join us for the third and final day of Nintendo Treehouse Live, direct from the E3 show floor in LA. There's a focus on indie games today, so perhaps we'll get a few surprise tidbits announced on the stream as they dive into the games on show this year. Enjoy! <liveblog...

    • E3 2019
    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Treehouse
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Won't Have Direct Connectivity With The Mobile Entry Pocket Camp

    But there will be "collaboration items"

    Many mobile games nowadays often connect with the main release, which is normally available on more advanced hardware. For example, we've seen The Pokémon Company encourage compatibility between Pokémon GO and Pokémon: Let's Go on the Nintendo Switch in recent times. It appears the upcoming Switch game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • Aya Kyogoku
    • E3 2019
  • Review Radiation City - A Bug-Ridden Clone Of DayZ That's Laughably Overpriced

    We built this city on meat and booooones!

    No matter what your thoughts are on the open-world zombie survival game DayZ, there’s no denying its cultural importance. Ever since Bohemia Interactive first released the original ARMA 2 mod for PC users, there’s been a countless number of copycats and “spiritual successors” releasing on every...

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  • News Dragon Quest XI S Is Getting A Lovely Switch Hardware Bundle In Japan

    For when your Slime Pro Controller isn't enough

    During Nintendo's E3 Direct, it was revealed that Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (which still needs a bit of a title trim, in our opinion) is headed to Switch this September. Not content with having just a release date announcement,

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  • Nintendo Download 13th June (Europe)

    Collection of Mana! Cadence of Hyrule! Contra Anniversary!

    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 Retail - New Releases: Collection of Mana...

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  • Feature The Big Nintendo Summary From E3 2019 - Day Two

    Juicy details, sales and hands-on with Pokémon, Luigi's Mansion 3 and more

    With the excitement of the Direct out of the way, we've settled into the comfortable trickle of additonal announcements and details that follow the opening bonanza. The Treehouse livestream has thrown up the odd tidbit of information and publishers are sending out further...

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  • Random Gotta Slice Fast With This Official Sonic The Hedgehog Pizza Cutter

    A cut above the rest

    Combining two of our favourite things, and actually coming in pretty handy in the kitchen, is this official Sonic the Hedgehog pizza cutter. If you're looking for a way to spice up your pizza-cutting endeavours at home (and let's face it, who isnt?) this is probably a cool way to go. You likely don't need us to tell you that...

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  • News Nintendo "Looking" At Game Streaming But Is Focused On "Seamless" Play Experiences For Now

    "We’re looking at those technologies"

    A lot of news coming out of this year's E3 has been about game streaming services. The search-engine giant Google kicked things off when it gave the world its first proper look at Stadia and since then we've heard Microsoft talk about its xCloud service and even Bethesda chime with its new Orion technology...

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  • News Square Enix Also Exploring The Idea Of Its Own Subscription Or Streaming Service

    An inevitable future?

    If we were asked to list the most prolific video game developers and publishers we could think of, Square Enix would be right up there somewhere near the top. Its catalogue of games is enormous, and over the last couple of years we've seen plenty of games - new and old - make their way to Switch. With franchises like Final...

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  • News GRIS Physical Edition Switch Pre-Orders Will Soon Be Going Live

    Your next Switch purchase?

    Earlier this year, a physical release for gorgeous platformer GRIS was announced for Nintendo Switch. Back then, we didn't have an expected release date apart from the wonderfully vague "2019", but it looks like we won't have too long to wait. The game's developer, Nomada Studio, has shared the following graphic on...

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  • Video Watch Miyamoto And Tezuka "Spin The Wheel" At E3 2019

    What fun Super Mario Maker 2 facts will be revealed?

    If you're one of the lucky people attending this year's E3, you may or may spot Nintendo's legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and the producer of Super Mario Maker 2, Takashi Tezuka. While the annual event is intended to be a business trip for most people within the industry, that won't...

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  • News Competitive Multiplayer Will Come To DAEMON X MACHINA Post-Launch

    Mech-on-Mech action arriving sometime after 13th September

    After receiving a limited time (and somewhat underwhelming) demo earlier in the year, DAEMON X MACHINA has been confirmed to arrive on Switch on 13th September. The game's director Kenichiro Tsukuda has also confirmed that in addition to launching with 4-player co-op missions, the game will...

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Wednesday12th Jun 2019

  • Guide Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Full Character Roster List

    Gotta Smash-em all!

    When Nintendo announced that the latest version of Smash Bros. would be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it wasn't kidding about the title; every single character that has ever appeared in any previous Smash Bros. game is available on the Nintendo Switch incarnation. Crikey. Along with updated moves and final smashes,...

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  • News Nintendo's Market Value Drops By $1 Billion After Animal Crossing Switch Delay

    Tom Nook won't be best pleased

    During its E3 Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed that the hotly anticipated Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been delayed until 2020. Some fans were left upset, and others excused the delay if it means we'll get the best possible final product, but it would appear that investors were not happy with the news at...

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  • News Save Up To 50% On Switch Games During Nintendo's E3 Sale (North America)

    Discounts on Cuphead, Mario Kart, Final Fantasy and more until 18th June

    Nintendo has launched its week-long E3 2019 eShop sale and there's a nice mix of quality first and third-party games available with up to 50% discounts. We've collected them all 49 games on offer on the North American eShop below for your perusal. Click on the title to find our...

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  • News Original Banjo-Kazooie Team "Pleased" About Duo's Return, But Unsure A New Game "Would Sell"

    Also doubts about Rare's interest

    In the same VGC interview featuring the former Rare composer Grant Kirkhope, Steve Mayles and Chris Sunderland shared their own thoughts about Banjo-Kazooie being added as a DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Steven Mayles, the original character designer of the bird and bear, said he was "pleased" to see...

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  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel Inspired By Red Dead Redemption 2, Says Aonuma

    Yee-haw!

    Zelda is a series that has inspired countless other games over the years, but series producer Eiji Aonuma has revealed to IGN that the team currently working on the Breath of the Wild sequel have been inspired by one notable game in the process of development. Speaking in an interview with the outlet, Aonuma w

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  • Random Playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Sequel's Trailer In Reverse Is Absolutely Terrifying

    A darker game than we thought?

    Nintendo's E3 Direct ended in style, teasing us with the news that a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in development. The video featured some pretty creepy audio and, while watching the show live, we suspected that it may well hide some little secrets. It sounded like the audio may have...

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  • News NBA 2K19 Is On Sale For $3 On The North American Switch eShop

    95 percent off the retail price can't be bad, right?

    2K Games' NBA 2K19 is currently on sale on the North American eShop for just $2.99. The massive reduction – spotted by reader Nintendoforlife – means the title costs 95 percent less than its typical retail price of $59.99. Sadly, the offer doesn't extend to the European eShop, where NBA 2K19...

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    • NBA 2K19
  • Random Here's How Nintendo's Bowser Gag Went Down In Japan, Where He's Known As Koopa

    Context is key

    Early on in Nintendo's big E3 Direct, a fun little segment saw Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser and Nintendo's Super Mario supervillain (also called Bowser) battling it out to present the show. Doug may have won, but the whole thing was a little different over in Japan. As you may be aware, Bowser is simply known as 'Koopa'...

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  • News Nintendo Comments On Animal Crossing Delay, Says Employee Work-Life Balance Comes First

    Amen to that

    If you keep up with your wider gaming industry news, you'll know that crunch and less-than-ideal workplace environments have been prominently discussed as of late. More and more workers within the industry have felt brave enough to come forward about such issues, and while we hope this will create huge steps forward for gaming work...

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  • News Nintendo Throws In A Surprise NES Game With This Week's Switch Online Update

    Another stealth launch

    As we already know, Nintendo has added three new NES games to its Nintendo Switch Online service this week: Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection. However, as it has done before, the company has thrown in a bonus game for good measure. TwinBee SP, a revised version of Kon

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  • News We're In Awe Of Hori's Massive DAEMON X MACHINA-Themed Switch Joy-Con

    Absolute units

    The Switch Joy-Con are marvellously tiny, right? Dinky, even. Small and perfectly formed. However, Japanese accessory maker Hori think we might occasionally want something a little bigger, so it is releasing a special set of HUGE Joy-Con to tie-in with mech shooter DAEMON X MACHINA. The controllers – which launch in September and...

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  • News Grant Kirkhope Explains How He Got To Compose Banjo-Kazooie Music For Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The Mario + Rabbids creative director got in contact

    Not long after Banjo-Kazooie was revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation, VGC reached out to the composer, Grant Kirkhope, to hear his side of the story and find out what it was like create music for Nintendo's all-star fighting game. It all started...

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  • News Why Was Bayonetta 3 Missing From E3? PlatinumGames Explains All

    "I know a lot of people are asking for it"

    Bayonetta 3 was one of the more notable absences from Nintendo's E3 showing this year. That, along with the hotly anticipated Metroid Prime 4, weren't exactly the most likely to appear thanks to their unknown release dates, but fans were unsurprisingly a little saddened by the lack of footage nonetheless...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide All The Games Featured In The E3 2019 Nintendo Direct

    Every last title from the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation

    This year's Nintendo Direct featured a varied and wonderfully large number of games - some already known, some brand-spanking-new. If the excitement of the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC announcement somehow overwhelmed your memory banks (don't worry, we understand), fear not -...

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  • News Konami Just Revealed The PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    UPDATE: Japanese titles also confirmed

    Konami – which holds the rights to the PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 brand via its ownership of the now-defunct Hudson Soft – has lifted the lid on yet another retro-themed micro-console. This time, it's NEC / Hudson's legendary PC Engine, the system which took Japan by a storm in the late '80s and came to the...

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  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse Live - Day 2 @ E3 2019

    Hopefully some more surprises

    After yesterday's opening gambit, join us for the second day of Nintendo goodness live and direct from the E3 show floor in LA. As well as getting a better look at the gameplay of some upcoming titles featured in the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, yesterday we also gleaned some extra details from the Treehouse stream,...

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  • News The Witcher 3 On Switch Runs At 540p Portable, 720p Docked

    File size and cross-save info also revealed

    It has been revealed that Witcher 3 runs at 720p in docked mode on Nintendo Switch, with the handheld resolution capped at 540p. Compared to the 1080p output of the PlayStation 4 version, that's clearly lacking – but when you consider that the Switch is powered by a mobile chipset, it's amazing we're...

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  • Video Banjo's Smash Reveal Made For Some Crazy Scenes At Nintendo NYC

    A pretty popular choice, then?

    One of the best moments of Nintendo's E3 Direct for many of us was the reveal of Banjo-Kazooie as an upcoming character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Indeed, just this morning we had to buy a load of replacement equipment for the office after our excitement caused us to throw drinks, desks, and pretty much everything...

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  • News Some History About Saber Interactive, The Developer Porting The Witcher 3 To Nintendo Switch

    Have a little faith

    The biggest question so far about the Switch version of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt - Complete Edition, is who is handling the Nintendo port? Well, it didn't take long for the official Witcher Twitter account to answer this. For those who missed our previous post, the developer working on it is Saber Interactive, in "close...

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  • News Nintendo E3 Demo Reveals Brand New Pokémon For Sword And Shield

    Is that a corgi?

    Two brand new Pokémon have been discovered by fans at E3 thanks to a playable demo of Pokémon Sword and Shield. The two Pokémon are known as Yamper and Impidimp. Both Pokémon will be part of the Galar Pokédex alongside the three starter Pokémon - Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble - and all of the

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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Caters For Players In The Southern Hemisphere, Finally

    To make our dreams come true

    If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, in most games that run on a seasonal calendar, you’ll be used to experiencing a cold period in-game, when in reality you’re actually dying of the heat. Animal Crossing is a key title where this occurs if you (like the writer of this piece) happen to live in countries like...

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  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Gets A Cred Boost After Fans See Square's Effort

    I am Iron Man('s stunt double)

    The internet can be a merciless place. For all the hype and goodwill an incredible reveal can generate from fans, if there's something not quite right about a game or its trailer, the mood can turn very quickly. Square Enix's upcoming Avengers game isn't coming to Switch, but its E3 reveal trailer has arguably given...

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  • Feature The Big Nintendo Summary From E3 2019 - Day One

    Zelda, Animal Crossing, Witcher 3, No More Heroes III, Banjo and much more

    And they're off! E3 2019 is officially one day old and all the big presentations have given way to Treehouse broadcasts and demos on the show floor. Yesterday's Nintendo Direct and following Treehouse livestream gave as a proper look at several games we already knew about,...

    • Features
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  • Hands On Luigi’s Mansion 3 Is Shaping Up To Be The Best In The Series

    Can someone get Luigi a real estate agent?

    Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch is exactly that: the third entry into the bizarre Nintendo series where brother Luigi is left to scour haunted locations in search of missing friends. It’s a game where you use a vacuum cleaner (The Poltergust 3000, mind you) to suck up ghosts, sort of like a...

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  • Hands On Pokémon Sword And Shield’s Dynamax Mode Has Us Shook

    Adding a whole new dynamic to battling

    As our first Galar stadium demo battle began – our on-screen character stepping into the crowded arena to a roar of cheers – the ground was quite literally shaking beneath our feet. No, that’s not a metaphor. Thanks to the subwoofers installed in our station at Nintendo’s E3 booth, and the more...

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  • News Alien: Isolation Is Coming To Switch This Year With Gyro Aiming And HD Rumble

    Game over, man

    Update: We've had some more details on the Switch port of Alien: Isolation, which is due for release thanks to publisher Feral Interactive. It has been confirmed that the Switch edition will boast "gyroscopic aiming and HD rumble to immerse players in its terrifying world wherever they play". We've also had a new trailer (shown...

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  • News Did Nintendo Just Spoil Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Killer Twist?

    Back to school

    A short time ago, Nintendo revealed a large helping of info about Fire Emblem: Three Houses, showcasing the game's school-based setting. While we can't wait to get our hands on the finished product, we have to admit that the setup did seem to be a little underwhelming; it felt like tactical title set in the Harry Potter world, almost...

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  • Video We Have 10 Delightful Minutes Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Gameplay For You

    From E3 with love

    Like the coolest kid on the playground giving you a glimpse of their shiny Charizard Pokémon card, we've snook around Nintendo's E3 show floor, grabbed some Zelda: Link's Awakening gameplay footage, and decided to share it with you lovely lot. Aren't we just the bestest? You can check it out yourself in the video above. We've got...

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  • News Atari's Take On The "Classic Edition" Trend Will Cost You At Least $250

    Or $390, if you want to go all-in

    We've reported on the Atari VCS (not that one, the new one) in the past, mostly out of morbid curiosity; it's not a Nintendo system but given the popularity of 'classic' retro consoles – such as the SNES Classic Edition and Mega Drive Mini – we found the whole concept incredibly interesting, as well as little...

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  • News This Dragon Quest Hori Slime Controller For Switch Is Hella Cute

    You can even dress it up

    Yesterday, Nintendo gave us a solid release date for Dragon Quest XI S, which arrives on Switch on September 27th. It was also revealed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting a

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    • Japan
  • News Lineup For Space Invaders: Invincible Collection On Switch Is Revealed

    Includes a game new to consoles

    The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu in Japan has revealed that Space Invaders: Invincible Collection is headed to Nintendo Switch. Currently a tentative title, Space Invaders: Invincible Collection will feature six different games including Space Cyclone - a game which has never been ported to console before. Weekly...

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  • Random Bowser Nailed His First Appearance As Nintendo Of America's President

    All hail our new overlord

    If it wasn't already official enough, it's now 100% confirmed – Bowser is Nintendo of America's president and there's no turning back. If you caught Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation, you most-definitely saw Doug Bowser – Reggie's replacement – appear in his first Direct as the head of the American subsidiary...

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  • Random Nintendo Switch Now So Popular It's Fuelling WWE Feuds

    Broken Switch causes a rift backstage, hold the front page

    You know your console is hot stuff when it's making its way into the storylines of the sports entertainment world, and that's precisely what has happened with the Switch. Nintendo latest system – despite missing out on any WWE video game action in 2018 – has found itself embroiled in a...

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  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Steelbook Is A Thing Of True Beauty

    It holds both game carts, too!

    If you consider yourself to be something of an hardcore Pokémon fan, then the Official Nintendo UK Store has you covered with the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Dual Pack which comes with both flavours of the game and a rather fetching gold coloured steelbook case which stores both game carts. Priced at £99.99,...

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  • News The Color Dungeon Returns In Link's Awakening On Nintendo Switch

    Dampé from Ocarina of Time also makes his debut

    If you tuned into Nintendo's Treehouse Live Broadcast following the big E3 2019 Direct presentation, you likely saw the same segment we did highlighting upcoming September release, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. While there was a lot revealed about this Switch title in the half-hour demo, one...

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    • E3
  • News "Luigi Assist Mode" Makes Super Mario Maker 2 More Accessible

    And reinforces the fact it's a game about building

    There was a lot to learn about each of Nintendo's upcoming Switch titles on the first day of Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2019. When the localisation team sat down alongside Super Mario Maker 2 producer Takashi Tezuka, viewers were able to learn a little bit more about what to expect from the...

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    • Takashi Tezuka
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  • Hands On DC Universe Online Is Paving The Way For MMOs On Switch

    The future of massive online multiplayers is mobile

    When you ask Creative Director S.J. Mueller and Executive Producer Leah Bowers what makes them passionate about DC Universe Online, their reasons are as vast as the game itself. There is a definite shimmer in Mueller’s eyes as she recounts her comics-filled childhood memories with her sister, or...

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  • News Nintendo's Bill Trinen Talks About Indie Collaborations, Microsoft Partnership And More

    But lips are sealed when it comes to BotW 2

    Nintendo's E3, and specifically the games and reveals that were showcased during the Direct, have left us with more questions than we could ever have anticipated. From new partnership deals to high profile releases, the next few months feel like they're about to be hugely exciting for fans of the company...

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  • News Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition Gallops Onto Nintendo Switch This September

    The luminary rides again

    At Square Enix Live yesterday, Dragon Quest fans were presented with a brief trailer reinforcing the fact Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition was coming to the Switch this Fall. It was at this moment there was a collective sigh, with everyone assuming there wouldn't be a release date reveal...

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  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Board Event Is Zelda: Link's Awakening-Themed

    "Let's go to that island again!"

    Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit Board event with be themed on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, which is coming to Switch in remastered form later this year. The event is called "Let's go to that island again!" and it commences on Friday. Koholint island-related Spirits will...

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    • Zelda
  • Japanese Charts Smash Ultimate Gets Knocked Off Top Spot By Rage 2

    But Switch still dominates

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 3rd - 9th June, revealing that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been booted off top spot. That particular honour goes to newcomer Rage 2 this time around, which sold an estimated 12,146 copies to get there. Another PS4 title, Everybody's Golf VR is the only other newcomer,...

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    • Charts
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  • Video Discover More About The Elder Scrolls: Blades

    Zion chats with Matt Carofano from Bethesda

    The Elder Scrolls is a colossal series with a following of passionate fans for each of its multiple entries. We've seen the seminal Skyrim come to Switch already, but now The Elder Scrolls: Blades is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo's console. While the former was a fully-fledged open-world epic, this new...

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Tuesday11th Jun 2019

  • News The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening's Limited Edition Comes With A Game Boy Steelbook

    Update: And a different bundle for North America

    Update: The North American limited edition bundle has also been revealed. It appears to contain the artbook (which looks lovely) but not the Game Boy steelbook. Original Article:The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is undoubtedly one of the most exciting releases on the Switch horizon for plenty...

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  • News The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake Lands On Switch In September

    Update: The date on that Amazon Japan listing was correct

    Update: Nintendo has confirmed in its E3 2019 Direct that the date leaked by the Amazon Japan listing is indeed correct - the game is coming on 20th September! Original story: Potential release date spoilers ahead! While we can't verify the date below, you might want to look click away...

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  • News You Cannot Have A Complete National Pokédex In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Some 'mon are missing

    Potentially putting a bit of a downer on our otherwise positive early impressions of Pokémon Sword And Shield, it has been revealed that not every Pokémon will be obtainable in the game. The news comes from the Nintendo Treehouse livestream, where game producer Junichi Masuda confirmed that not all Pokémon will carry over...

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  • Watch Nintendo Direct & Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2019

    Bodies at the ready...

    Yep, this is the big one. For 40-ish minutes we can expect a smorgasbord of upcoming 2019 Switch titles such as Animal Crossing, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Astral Chain, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and more, plus

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  • News Roller Champions Is Ubisoft’s New IP, But Console Platforms Are Yet To Be Confirmed

    Switch controller assets discovered during pre-E3 leak

    Update: The leak was real, then. Ubisoft revealed Roller Champions during its E3 press conference, alongside the trailer shown above. A demo is available on PC right now, but console platforms are yet to be revealed. The game will be free-to-play, which suggests that micro transactions are going...

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  • News A Full Sequel To The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is Now In Development

    Breath of the Wild 2?

    Ending Nintendo's Direct presentation was the reveal of a full sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Very little was teased (we imagine we're still several years away from seeing the game appear, after all) but the footage that was shown seemed to suggest a slightly darker tone than that seen in the original...

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  • News Zelda Spin-Off Cadence Of Hyrule Launches On Switch This Week

    Music to our ears

    Update: Our hunch was right! Cadence of Hyrule launches this week, on June 13th. Original Story: Ever since its shock reveal earlier this year, Cadence of Hyrule has been at the top of many a Switch owner’s wish list. We know it’s coming this month, but we now also know how much it will cost when it hits the eShop

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  • Guide New Games For Nintendo Switch in 2019

    Full list inside

    So, we're almost halfway through the year, but which new Nintendo Switch games are still scheduled for release in 2019? We’ve got you covered with a full list of 2019 Switch and eShop release dates. We’ll be updating this guide all year long, refreshing and rotating in new titles so you always know which lovely new games are on...

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  • News Surprise! The Last Remnant Remastered Is Now Available On The Switch eShop

    The JRPG from 2008 returns

    During the Square Enix Live E3 2019 presentation, the company surprised Switch owners when it revealed The Last Remnant Remastered would be released today on the Nintendo Switch eShop. After being made available on the PlayStation 4 late last year, the enhanced version of this JRPG is now also available on the Switch. The...

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  • Random The Nintendo Wii Simply Refuses To Die

    13 years on, and Nintendo’s waggle-loving system still lives

    What were you doing 13 years ago when the Nintendo Wii was first released to an unsuspecting world? It's a long time ago, right? We have fond memories of the time, getting to grips with the motion controls of the Wii Remote with the excellent Wii Sports and waving our arm around with...

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  • Feature Nintendo E3 2019 - What Are You Hoping For?

    New IP? Returning favourites? Reggie's replacement?

    As LA slumbers ahead of the first day of E3 2019, us Europeans are already up and hyped for this evening's Nintendo Direct. We've already seen some presentations, with big ones from Ubisoft and Square Enix last night providing some Switch-based announcements, as you can see from the main page of...

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  • News Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Year

    Add another one to your collection

    During the Square Enix Live event, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Right now, there is no information about when exactly this classic will be released, so you'll just have to enjoy the description and trailer below. Experience Squall, Rinoa, and...

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  • News Limited Run Announces Multiple Physical Game Releases For Nintendo Switch

    Forever physical

    As there were so many physical game announcements at the Limited Run Games E3 2019 Showcase, we've decided to group them together. So, without further ado, here are all the Switch-related physical game reveals announced during the event. Night In The Woods (Q4, 2020) Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (Available now to...

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  • News It's Official: The Witcher 3: Complete Edition Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Year

    Geralt has arrived!

    After ongoing rumours and some wild speculation, today's Nintendo Direct E3 2019 showcase has finally confirmed Geralt of Rivia is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, that's right – at some point later this year, Nintendo Switch owners will be treated to CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG masterpiece, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt –...

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  • News The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening Is Getting An Adorable amiibo

    Launching alongside the game

    Despite the figure not being shown in the Nintendo E3 Direct, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting its very own amiibo release. And wow is it adorable. As you can see, it's based on Link's cutesy design from the new Switch release, which was confirmed to be releasing on 20th September during the show...

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  • News Nintendo Details Several Future Smash Bros. amiibo Releases

    Eight release dates revealed

    As well as the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's utterly adorable Link amiibo set to release this September, Nintendo has shared details surrounding some more of the Smash Bros. amiibo line. Release dates have now been provided for Snake, Ivysaur, Squirtle, Incineroar, Simon, Chrom, Dark Samus and...

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  • News Nintendo And Microsoft's Love-In Continues With New Super Lucky's Tale, Coming To Switch This Fall

    Well, that's lucky

    Nintendo and Microsoft really are best buds at the moment; we've already had the amazing Cuphead on Switch, as well as Hellblade – both of which are Microsoft-published properties. We've also today had the welcome news that Banjo and Kazooie are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, the blooming

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  • Watch Square Enix E3 2019 Conference - Live!

    You can't argue with Huey Lewis

    It's time for the Square Enix E3 2019 presentation! We can expect to see some of the publisher's biggest names, from Dragon Quest to Kingdom Hearts, Just Cause to Final Fantasy and more. Join us at 18:00 PT / 21:00 EST / 02:00 BST (Tue) / 03:00 CET (Tue) to see how the Final Fantasy VII

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  • Video Nintendo's E3 Direct Went From Pedestrian To Perfection

    Getting Jiggy with it

    When things first kicked off with Nintendo's Direct this year, I personally wasn't bubbling with excitement. For my sins, Dragon Quest isn't a series that has really gripped me in the past, and feeling that that was the big announcement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate took the wind out of my sails. Oh how naïve I was. The last...

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  • News Banjo-Kazooie Confirmed For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate This Fall

    Straight from the Nintendo Direct! The bear and bird join the fight!

    No you’re not dreaming – it really happened. Nintendo has confirmed that Banjo the bear and his sarcastic breegull pal Kazooie are joining the fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this autumn. The duo from Rare's classic N64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie were teased with a troll...

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  • News Spyro Reignited Trilogy Is Coming To Nintendo Switch After All

    What took so long?

    As part of Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation, it was revealed that Spyro Reignited Trilogy is indeed coming to Nintendo Switch. This one has had a particularly confusing history; Switch rumours started to appear way back in February 2018, and then the game appeared on

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  • News Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Releases This Winter

    Online play included

    One game we got a small update on during the Square Enix Live E3 2019 presentation was Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. It's now scheduled to arrive this winter. To celebrate, Square Enix shared a new trailer featuring development footage of the game. In addition to this, it revealed an online multiplayer...

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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Finally Shown Off For Nintendo Switch, Delayed To 2020

    Ups and downs

    Well, Animal Crossing was finally shown off during the Nintendo E3 Direct, but the news is both good and bad. The upcoming Switch title will be called Animal Crossing: New Horizons; you can get a first look at it in the video above. It appears to feature all of the cuteness and chores you'd expect to see, although this early footage...

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  • News Contra Anniversary Collection Is Available On The Switch eShop Right Now

    War never changes

    If you're a fan of Konami's Contra series, then today is your lucky day. Not only did we get confirmation that a new entry in the franchise is Switch-bound, but it was also revealed that Contra Anniversary Collection – the latest in Konami's series of M2-developed retro compilations – is available to purchase on the eShop...

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  • News Spyro Is Headed To Crash Team Racing As Post-Launch Grand Prix Content

    Well, we're kinda getting Spyro after all

    Spyro is coming to Switch, but not as we might have one day expected. The lovable dragon has been confirmed as an upcoming character in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Publisher Activision and developer Beenox have shared details surrounding the game's free seasonal post-launch content (which you can see...

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  • Gallery Luigi's Mansion 3 Artwork Appears Out Of The Shadows

    Mm..mm..mario?!

    During today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo gave us a peek into Luigi's latest ghostly adventure in Luigi's Mansion 3 that will come to Switch later this year. Along with the reveal trailer, a bunch of artwork was released which we've compiled here ready to give you nightmares.

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  • News Today's Nintendo Direct Will Feature Pokémon Sword & Shield News

    It's a (Pokémon) fact

    Last week's Pokémon Direct was packed to bursting point with news about Pokémon Sword & Shield, including new 'mon, new moves and

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  • Review Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition - A Solid JRPG That Anime Fans Will Appreciate

    Nothing hollow about this one

    Sword Art Online has been around for quite a while now; what started in 2002 as a simple light novel series has gone on to span a multimedia franchise including several books, manga adaptations, video games, movies, and – yes – an impending live-action Netflix series. It was only a matter of time before the...

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  • News Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Arrives On Switch This September

    Level-5's PS3 classic comes to Nintendo's console

    As previously reported, Bandai Namco has now confirmed that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be coming to your favourite handheld hybrid and it's got a release date: 20th September. You can check out the full reveal trailer above. While PS4 and PC will be receiving a 'Remaster' of the ori

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  • News Panzer Dragoon: Remake Landing On Switch This Winter

    Winter is coming and now you've got a dragon to keep you toasty

    Classic Sega Saturn rail shooter Panzer Dragoon is getting remade by Megapixel Studios and we now know it's being brought to Switch by Forever Entertainment. Scheduled for release this winter, it'll boast improved graphics (obviously) and controls, bringing the game into the 21st...

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  • News Dragon Quest's 'The Hero' Revealed As The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Character

    In multiple forms

    In today's Nintendo Direct presentation at E3, it was revealed that The Hero from Dragon Quest will be the next DLC character available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Introduced simply as 'The Hero', the character will actually be available in several different forms. In the flashy trailer shown in the Direct, multiple heroes were...

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  • News These Pikachu And Eevee Pokémon Protector Sets Are Must-Haves For Your Switch

    Coming at the end of July

    Remember those rather fetching officially-licenced Switch protector sets Keys Factory released in Japan last year? Well, the company is back with two more designs, this time based on the famous Pokémon Pikachu And Eevee – you know, the cover stars of last year's Let's Go title on Switch. Each set comes with a front...

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  • News This Fall, The Luminary Rides Again In Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition

    Playing the waiting game

    At Square Enix Live, we were treated to another look at Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition. Noticeably, the release date has now been narrowed down to this Fall. So, when will exactly will we get to see it? It looks like we'll just to wait a little bit longer. In the meantime, take a look at...

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  • News Super Mario Maker 2 Will Let You Play Online With Friends After Update, Nintendo Confirms

    Your prayers have been answered

    Praise the Nintendo gods. Super Mario Maker 2 will feature the ability to play online with your friends. Last month, a Nintendo representative mentioned that you would not be able to play with or against your friends in the game online, with that feature instead being restricted to local play. As such, it was...

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  • News Wake Up With One Night Stand On Switch This Summer

    Coffee or the walk of shame?

    Coming to Switch and other consoles this summer, One Night Stand is a visual novel that has you waking up next to a complete stranger after an eventful night on the town. It's up to you to piece together exactly what happened, all from the comfort of a stranger's bed. Suffering from a thumping headache (no doubt due to...

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  • News Get Ready For A Scare Or Two, Because The Sinking City Is Headed For Switch

    A lovely (but scary) surprise

    As part of Nintendo's E3 celebrations, it has been revealed that AAA investigative horror game The Sinking City is headed for Nintendo Switch. Inspired by the works of horror author H.P. Lovecraft, The Sinking City is described as a "story-rich, free investigation horror game". We've known about its upcoming release...

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  • News Cris Tales Is An "Indie Love Letter To Classic JRPGs", And It's Coming To Switch

    Combat, strategy and a fantastical world

    Indie publisher Modus Games and developers Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK have announced Cris Tales, a new RPG which harks back to classic JRPGs. The game was revealed during yesterday's PC Gaming Show at E3. The game follows its heroine’s quest through past and future visions of her world where she hopes to...

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  • News Contra Rogue Corps Will Kick Alien Butt On Switch This Year

    Pandaing to the crowd

    Not to be content with only bringing us the retro Contra Anniversary Collection this year, Konami are treating us to whole new game by the name of Contra Rogue Corps which will land on the Switch on 26th September this year. As revealed in today's Nintendo direct, Contra Rogue Corps offers a top-down isometric view of the...

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  • News Atooi Collection Keeps The 3DS Alive By Throwing Five Games On One Physical Cart

    Limited Run's first 3DS title

    During Limited Run Games' E3 conference, it was revealed that the company would be entering the world of physical Nintendo 3DS releases for the first time. The first game (or should we say 'games) coming to Limited Run's 3DS line-up is Atooi Collection, which sees five of the Texas-based studio's games arrive on one...

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  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Sees The Green Plumber Take A Dream Vacation

    I ain't afraid of no... run away!

    Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct offered some new footage and details on the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 today. The mansion is actually a hotel this time around! It seems Luigi is holidaying with his brother (they do everything together) when the hotel they're staying at - the Last Resort - turns out to be more than it...

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  • News Resident Evil 5 & 6 Are Heading To Switch This Fall

    Another couple of Evils for ya, stranger

    In the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct it's been confirmed that Capcom is bringing both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 to your favourite hybrid handheld console this autumn. The segment started off with a young couple heading to a mansion to play the recently released original Resident Evil on their Switch,...

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  • News Disgaea 4 Complete+ Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Now just 2 and 3 to catch 'em all, dood!

    Prepare yourselves, doods - Nippon Ichi has announced that Disgaea 4 Complete+ is coming to Switch this autumn with the above trailer. This updated version of the original strategy RPG game not only brings the same idiosyncratic characters and world to Switch, but it's also getting post-launch social...

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  • News Netflix's Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Getting Its Own Switch Game

    A tactical release

    Children of the '80s will no doubt still have nightmares about Dark Crystal's evil Skeksis, and Netflix is preparing to give a whole new generation the willies thanks to a prequel TV series, which airs on August 30th. That series is also getting its own Switch game in the form of Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, which was...

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  • News Raiden V Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch, But Don’t Dilly-Dally

    One print run, and that’s it

    Raiden V: Director’s Cut is coming to Switch – we knew that already and are are sufficiently excited about the prospect – but it has now been confirmed by publisher UFO that it will be getting a physical release on the system, too. The catch is that the release will be a single print run, so once it’s gone,...

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  • News New Trailer Drops For Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Did you catch retro screen during the Direct reveal?

    The above reveal trailer for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 dropped in the middle of Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct presentation. While it didn't tell us much that we didn't expect, it gives us a nice look at the characters and the events they'll be participating in when the official...

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  • News Astral Chain Brings An Interdimensional Invasion To Switch On 30th August

    It's humanity’s last chance

    In today's Nintendo Direct we got to see a bit more of Astral Chain, the new synergetic action game from PlatinumGames headed to the Switch on 30th August this year. You can see the latest footage in the video above. In the game humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a sentient weapon called...

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  • News Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions Are Being Localised

    The more the merrier

    If you're a fan of the SaGa series you're in for a treat, at Square Enix Live, the company revealed Romancing SaGa 3 and SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions would both be released in the west. There's no information about when exactly these games will arrive. The third game was exclusively released in Japan in 1995 and was previously...

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  • News Square Enix Collective Is Publishing Circuit Superstars On The Switch In 2020

    Micro simulation

    One particular announcement during Square Enix's E3 2019 presentation which seemed slightly different to the rest was Circuit Superstars. This top-down physics-based racing title by Original Fire Games is channelling certain micro-sized classics of yesteryear and is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. It'll also be published by...

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  • News Learn How Death Is Tied To Life When Oninaki Releases On Switch This August

    Discover the mysterious realm beyond

    We first found out about action role-playing game Oninaki during a Nintendo Direct presentation earlier this year, in February. With this in mind, Square Enix Live has now locked in a release date. It's arriving in a few months time, on 22nd August. To help promote the launch announcement, Square Enix released a...

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  • News Travis Touchdown Returns In No More Heroes 3 Next Year

    We've been waiting 10 years for this

    After ongoing teases from Goichi "Suda51" Suda and an intriguing ending in Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, it's now been confirmed the beam wielding professional assassin will be making a mainline return at some point next year. Yes, after a ten-year absence in the series, we're finally going to be seeing...

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  • News Surreal Platformer Etherborn Will Turn Your Switch Upside Down Next Month

    Release date now revealed

    As part of the Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase, it has been revealed that Etherborn will be arriving on Switch and other platforms on 18th July. We've been keeping an eye on this one for a while, with its pretty, gravity-defying platforming having us intrigued since a Switch version was first teased last summer. If you've...

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  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Will Make Use Of Your Poké Ball Plus, But Not Completely

    Take your 'mon for a walk

    With Pokémon Sword and Shield getting its own Direct recently, it would have been foolish to expect a whole segment dedicated to even more footage. Despite this, the game was mentioned briefly with new info being shared about the Poké Ball Plus. Released with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké...

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  • News Empire of Sin Brings Organised Crime To Switch Next Year

    In the empire business

    Featuring in today's Nintendo Direct was Empire of Sin from Paradox Interactive and Romero Games. In this character-driven strategy game set in 1920s Chicago, players build their own ruthless criminal empire as one of 14 distinct bosses vying to run the seedy underworld of organized crime in the city. With randomly generated...

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  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Lands On Switch On 19th July

    Marvellous

    In today's Nintendo Direct we saw some more enticing footage from the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order which you can see above. The game features an ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men and more. You can team up with friends to prevent galactic...

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  • News DAEMON X MACHINA Brings Mech Suit Action To Switch On 13th September

    Get ready to defend the planet

    In today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the upcoming mech battler DAEMON X MACHINA will land on the Switch on 13th September. Here's some info on the game to whet you appetite: When the moon tore apart, the sky bled red with light, ushering in an apocalyptic new age…and to survive, you must fight. As a...

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  • News Download A Demo Of Dragon Quest Builders 2 On 27th June

    Game arrives on 12th July

    If you're still on the fence about Dragon Quest Builders 2, perhaps a demo will help you decide whether or not you're ready to move onto the second entry in this relatively new Minecraft / Dragon Quest crossover series. At Square Enix Live, the Japanese company announced a demo for the game would be released here in the...

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  • News A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher Works Both Sides Of Your Brain On Switch

    Brain training with a shmup four years in the making

    Nearly two years on after its initial announcement for Switch, A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher is finally available on Nintendo Switch eShop. Self-described as a 'Split Screen Single Player Twin Stick Risk 'Em Up', Ask an Enemy Studios has spent over four years developing the game which has you...

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  • News Pun-tastic Rhythmic Rodent-Based Beat 'Em Up Hamsterdam Comes To Switch

    Ham it up in August

    Landing on Switch on 1st August, Hamsterdam is a rhythmic beat 'em up which has you using gesture controls to exterminate the Vermin Gang and its leader, a stinking Chinchilla named Marlo. You take control of heroic hamster Pimm on a mission to save his grandpa from the furry clutches of the aforementioned ne'er-do-wells. Pimm...

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  • News Nintendo Takes Legal Action On Prolific E3 Leaker Ahead Of Tomorrow's Direct

    Cease and desist

    It's E3 season, and that means the air is full of brand new games, new console teases, and more leaks than a sinking ship. As it happens, Nintendo appears to be taking that last point very seriously indeed. Twitter user Sabi, also known as PolarPanda across other channels, has been leaking pretty much every major story to come out...

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  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Pokémon Sword and Shield On Nintendo Switch

    Get a nice pre-order bonus

    In today's Pokémon Direct it was announced that Pokémon Sword and Shield is headed to Switch on 15th November in both Europe and North America. This will be the first new generation Pokémon series to land on the Switch – Generation 8, to be precise. We got our first gl

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  • News Check Out These Officially-Licensed Nintendo Switch Protectors

    No scratches or dust in sight

    Accessory maker Keys Factory has released a new range of Nintendo Switch protection covers, helping you to look after your console's screen and Joy-Con from unwanted scratches and dirt. There are five separate designs set to be available featuring some of the biggest names in Nintendo's gaming library - Mario, Yoshi,...

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  • News Microsoft Details Xbox E3 Schedule, Lists Nintendo Direct As A Place You "Need To Be"

    Well, this could be interesting...

    Following on from the utterly bizarre scenes yesterday, where it was rumoured that Miyamoto would appear during Microsoft's E3 presentation (spoiler: he didn't), the official Xbox Twitter account has now given a nod to Nintendo's Direct taking place tomorrow. The tweet shows "where you need to be for #XboxE3" and...

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  • Video 4chan And Its Totally Real E3 2019 Leaks

    "Fire Emblem is there, takes up about 30 minutes"

    During this E3 time, amidst all the people claiming they have insider knowledge, the people who actually do have insider knowledge, and the swathes of poor saps like us that are caught in the middle of it all, there is some appropriately themed respite to be found if you look for it. Rather than...

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  • News DOOM Eternal Raises Hell On Switch This November, But It Doesn't Look Like We're Getting The Collector's Edition

    Deluxe Edition is confirmed, though

    Update: It doesn't look like Switch owners will be getting the fancy Collector's Edition of the game, which comes with a frickin' Doom Guy helmet you can actually wear on your bonce. Boo. Original Story: This just in: DOOM Eternal will be released on the Switch on 22nd November. The game's Creative Director Hugo...

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  • Guide E3 2019 Press Conference Schedule: Nintendo, Ubisoft And Square Enix

    Don't miss a thing

    E3 2019 is now well underway with Microsoft and Bethesda leading the charge. But you're mostly interested in what Nintendo's bringing to the table, aren't you? Below we've rounded up all of the E3 press conferences which you won't want to miss. As always, we'll be live-blogging during the events, so make a note of the time below...

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  • News Limited Run Partners With Lucasfilm To Re-Release Classic Star Wars Games

    Fingers crossed for a Switch release

    Limited Run Games today held its second annual E3 2019 video presentation. Right before the end of the showcase, the physical distributor made an incredibly exciting announcement, revealing it would be teaming up with Lucasfilm Games to release definitive collector's editions of classic Star Wars titles. As...

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  • Soapbox The Nintendo World Championships Is Tired, And So Am I

    Alan Lopez reports from the event

    I just went to the Nintendo World Championships and I am tired. This ballyhooed Nintendo game extravaganza, typically hosted on the same week as the gaming industry’s flagship Electronic Gaming Expo, originated from a fandom-fueled 1990 tournament of the same name. Way back then, the Nintendo World Championships...

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  • Watch Ubisoft E3 2019 Conference - Live!

    Dancing pandas? Rabbids? Another Miyamoto appearence?

    E3 has already kicked off and now it's time for Ubisoft's E3 2019 conference! Are we likely to see the obligatory lycra-clad Just Dance pandas this year? Almost certainly. Beyond Good and Evil 2 on Switch? Probably not, but Nintendo and Ubisoft are best buds and we'd wager we'll be seeing some...

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  • News The Elder Scrolls: Blades Slashes Its Way Onto The Switch Later This Year

    And it's free!

    To kick-off its 2019 E3 press conference, Bethesda announced the free-to-play mobile title The Elder Scrolls: Blades would be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. This version will also be free and will include motion controls, cross-play and cross-progression support - meaning you can swap between the Switch and mobile...

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  • News Zelda-Like Open-World Adventure Gods & Monsters Arrives On Switch Next February

    From the creator of Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Move aside Kid Icarus - Ubisoft's 2019 E3 Press Conference has just revealed Gods & Monsters is coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms next year, on 25th February. Here's the rundown, courtesy of Ubisoft's website: In Gods & Monsters, the Greek gods have fallen, and it's up...

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  • News Be Wary Of Inserting Faulty Switch Game Cards Into Your Console, Warns Japanese Repair Store

    Common sense, you could argue...

    One of the big advantages the Switch has over its rivals is the fact that it uses reasonably robust game cards as the delivery method for its software, rather than delicate and easily-damaged optical media. However, even Switch carts can be abused and misused, and recent spate of faulty games damaging consoles has...

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  • Random Fan Spends Over $1,000 On Every Johto Pokémon Plush, And That's Just The Start

    Ho-oh my goodness

    Last month, we shared the news that every single Johto Pokémon was set to launch in Japan in plush form, joining the original Kanto set which was released last year. One lucky soul has done what many of us wish we could do, but never would: buy every single one of them. Yes, Twitter user

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  • UK Charts PlayStation's Days Of Play Sale Leaves Little Room For Nintendo To Shine

    Persona Q2 debuts in 18th

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 8th June, revealing that Nintendo's titles have struggled to keep up with PlayStation's Days of Play sales. Despite its absence at E3 this year, Sony has slashed prices and introduced money-saving bundles during the event. This sale has seen a healthy number of PS4 exclusives...

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  • News Just Dance 2020 Arrives On Switch And Nintendo Wii This November

    Yes, Nintendo Wii!

    Ubisoft's latest Just Dance release has been officially confirmed for the Switch, Nintendo Wii and multiple other platforms at the company's 2019 E3 Press Conference. Just Dance 2020 celebrates the series' 10th anniversary and will be filled with 40 new songs from a variety of artists. Here's a taste of what you can expect: God...

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  • Soapbox EA’s Approach To FIFA On Switch Is Typically Short-Sighted

    Used to be in the game

    'EA Sports: it’s in the game'. Ah, we all remember that slogan from the old days, although the news over the weekend that FIFA 20 on Switch will be a ‘Legacy’ rehash makes you realise that while EA’s head might be ‘in the game’, its heart certainly isn’t. We won't get the new Volta mode on Switch or any of the...

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  • Review Battle Worlds: Kronos - A Hex-Based Tactical Title That's Tough As Old Boots

    When worlds collide

    “Battle Worlds: Kronos is a hard game,” reads an ominous opening message. “But if you can’t beat it, that’s not because it is too hard.” That warning might sound a little cocky, but there’s truth to it, too. Because beneath its wonky CGI cutscenes and well-worn sci-fi setting lies a turn-based strategy game that...

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  • Feature Looking Back On Nintendo’s E3 2018

    Remembering Reggie and that Smash Bros. deep dive

    It’s been quite a year for Nintendo fans, with a bounty of software coming to Switch from every direction. While things have been relatively quiet on the first-party front (especially considering the one-two punch of flagship Zelda and Mario games in 2017), Switch is enjoying the sort of...

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  • Review Bullet Battle: Evolution - A Cut-Price Call Of Duty That Fails On Almost Every Level

    Dishonourable discharge

    Mobile games have come a long way in the last two decades. There was a time when Snake was the only option for on-the-go phone-based entertainment, but over the years the games on offer have grown more profound in their scope as handsets have turned ever smarter. Now we have fully-fledged racers, shooters and MMOs, right...

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    • Bullet Battle Evolution
  • Random Fans Discover Long-Forgotten F-Zero Webcomic, Or What's Left Of It

    Forgotten? Oh, the irony

    While we're sure there are plenty of you reading this who would love to see a juicy F-Zero reveal or two during tomorrow's Nintendo E3 Direct, chances are you might have to settle for this little slice of retro news instead. One of our lovely readers has brought this long-lost F-Zero webcomic to our attention. Previously...

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  • News The Messenger's Free Tropical DLC Launches On 11th July

    Panic at the picnic

    In December last year, Sabotage revealed its hit 2D side-scroller The Messenger would be receiving an entirely free tropical DLC pack titled 'Picnic Panic' in 2019. Now, many months later at Devolver Digital's over-the-top E3 parody conference, it's been confirmed this new content will be released on the Switch, PlayStation 4 and...

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  • News Jake, Finn And Princess Bubblegum From Adventure Time Come To Brawlhalla

    Oh my glob!

    Jake the Dog, Finn the Human, and Princess Bubblegum from the animated fantasy series Adventure Time are now available in Brawlhalla as playable characters. Ubisoft revealed this during its E3 2019 Press conference. As of right now, you can participate in this limited-time Adventure Time event, ending on 25th June. The new crossover...

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  • News Wolfenstein: Youngblood E3 Trailer Shows Off Feisty Nazi-Blasting Co-Op Adventure

    Tag a friend

    As part of Bethesda's E3 conference, Wolfenstein: Youngblood received a brand new trailer. You can check it out for yourself above. The video shows off the game's co-op adventure, which has players taking control of one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and undertaking a do-or-die mission to find their missing father in 1980s Paris...

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  • News Machinarium Is The Latest Game To Get A Super Rare Physical Release On Switch

    Pre-orders open this week

    If you enjoy picking up physical editions of indie games on Nintendo Switch, Machinarium is set to be your next juicy purchase. Super Rare Games has revealed that it'll be partnering with Amanita Design to physically release Machinarium on Nintendo's console. The game originally released in 2009, and this physical edition...

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  • News Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Update Adds Fresh Features, Free DLC Coming Later This Month

    New cameras, music and cars

    Nintendo Switch-exclusive racer Gear.Club Unlimited 2 has received an update which takes the game to Version 1.4. Available for free, the update adds several fresh additions. You can check out a full list of the changes below. Alongside the new features, you'll find a handful of tweaks designed to improve your experience...

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