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TodaySun, 15th Dec 2019

  • News Producer And Composer Of Bravely Default II Share Their Thoughts Following The Big Reveal

    "People reacted so loudly"

    The major news at this year's Game Awards for Nintendo fans was the reveal of Bravely Default II on the Switch. According to Square Enix, it's a successor to the original 3DS outing, even if Bravely Second: End Layer already exists. In case you missed the news the first time around, t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Video This Golden Lynel Never Stood A Chance Against Link's Breath Of The Wild Boomerang Attack

    Stunning skill

    We've seen some fancy tricks in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild since it was launched in 2017, but this is quite possibly the most impressive one we've ever witnessed in the game. As highlighted by Nintendo UK, the above video shows a skilled player, known as Peco, using multiple boomerangs at the same time to take down a...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • Random Reggie Probably Had A Bigger SNES Collection Than Most Nintendo Fans

    "I had over 80 games on that system"

    The former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has always said he was a fan of the company and while we've heard many stories in the past about the time he spent with Mario and the other Nintendo mascots in his younger years, we don't ever recall him mentioning the sheer amount of games he actually...

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    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
  • News Switch Recognised As One Of The "Most Important And Influential Gadgets" Of The Decade

    TIME's top ten

    Reflect on 2017 and you might remember this was the year Nintendo launched the Switch. It also happened to be the same year TIME named the system the top gadget. The device managed to beat Apple's iPhone X and Microsoft's Surface Laptop. Now, TIME has put together a top ten list of the decade's most important and influential gadgets...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Race To The Finish Line With This Stunning First 4 Figures Sonic The Hedgehog Statue

    Gotta pre-order fast

    Are you in need of a new Sonic the Hedgehog statue? How about one from First 4 Figures. This 11" PVC statue is estimated to be released in the second quarter of next year and is available in two different editions (standard and exclusive). If you place an order for the exclusive edition before 30th December, you'll have access...

    • First 4 Figures
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • F4F
  • News Former Nintendo Of America President Reggie Says The Future Of Games Is In The Cloud

    Streaming is the way

    Although Reggie Fils-Aimé is no longer Nintendo of America's president, he was still able to score an invite to this year's Game Awards as a special guest and presenter. Before taking to the stage, he walked the red carpet of the sixth annual event. Here he was asked by The Hollywood Reporter about "game-changing" moments in...

    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards

YesterdaySat, 14th Dec 2019

  • News The Pokémon Company Is Taking Legal Action Against Sword And Shield Leakers

    It just needs to name them first

    Update - Sat 14th Dec, 2019 03:30 GMT: The Pokémon Company has been given the green light to take further action against the leakers. The following update is via the PokéJungle Twitter account: The @Pokemon Company has been granted the ability to subpoena Discord and 4chan to unmask the identities of the leakers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Game Freak
    • Legal
  • News Animation Effect From No More Heroes 3 Extended Cut Trailer Surprises Studio

    "Who do I bill for this?"

    A day after Grasshopper and Nintendo revealed a new trailer for No More Heroes 3, introducing the outer space baddie at the 2019 Game Awards, the same clip has come under fire for allegedly using an animation created by Studio Plumeau without its permission. Studio Plumeau made this public over on the social media platform...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Gleamlight Publisher Responds To Accusations Of Game Being A Hollow Knight "Ripoff"

    "the game has nothing to do with that title"

    One Switch announcement you might recall from Nintendo's 'Indie World' showcase earlier this week is Gleamlight, created by the developers of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - An Unforgivably Sloppy Port Of A Genre Classic

    Nights into screams

    Imagine if you bumped into an old friend you hadn’t seen in 17 years. You spent ages with them back in the day and over time you just drifted apart, but now you’re finally face-to-face with them again and you realised you’re delighted to see them after all this time. Now imagine if you and your newly-reunited chum went out...

    • Reviews
    • Neverwinter Nights
  • News Feral Interactive Has No Plans To Adjust "Small Input Delay" In Alien: Isolation On Switch

    Smooth framerate and input stability was prioritised

    At the start of this month, Sega and Creative Assembly released Alien: Isolation on the Switch with the help of Feral Interactive – also known for its recent work on the Nintendo version of GRID Autosport. As solid as this port is, and as stunning

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Feral Interactive
  • News Hundreds Of Fake NES Mini Consoles Seized By Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce In The US

    Estimated street value of $800k

    The real NES Classic Mini sold by Nintendo Since the success of the NES Classic Mini, we've seen plenty of knock-off versions released that have no official ties with Nintendo. At a Triangle shopping center in Raleigh, North Carolina recently, an anti-counterfeiting

    • Nintendo
    • NES Mini
    • NES
    • North America
    • Retro
  • Video Let's Play Legend Of Zelda Levels In Super Mario Maker 2

    A legendary update

    It's been another busy week in the world of Nintendo, with the release of more SNES and NES games on the Switch Online service, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate winning an award, and Bravely Default II b

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 14th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another week has come and gone as we tumble inexorably towards 2020, and this one gifted Nintendo a few choice gongs at The Game Awards and all 10 spots in the Japanese All-Format game charts. We also saw the announcement of a raft of indie titles as part of

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News The Latest Patch For Civilization VI On Switch Resolves Victory Crashes

    Well, kind of...

    Last week, you might recall an issue affecting the Switch version of Civilization VI, which resulted in the game crashing right before a victory. The development team was quick to provide an official response, explaining how you had to "declare war" against the crash-causing civilization before the end of your turn. Thankfully, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Patch
  • Review Heroland - A Fun Twist On The RPG Genre Which Loses Its Novelty Too Quickly

    See you on Monday. Bring a sword

    Video games really are magical. In a mundane world, they’re a wonderful form of escapism where anyone and everyone can be a hero. This is particularly true in the legendary resort known as Heroland, where folks from all walks of life are encouraged to visit and live out their best hero life. Except, you’re not...

    • Reviews
    • Heroland
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday13th Dec 2019

  • Random Is Nintendo UK Getting Cheekily Political With This Animal Crossing Poster?

    Get away from it all

    For those of you who may not know, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland went to the polls yesterday and voted in a general election. The country's stumbling exit from the European Union has been at the forefront of voters' minds for several years now, and the constant politicking from all sides has arguably...

    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
    • UK
  • News Bravely Default II Is Coming Exclusively To Nintendo Switch Next Year

    Didn't we already get a sequel?

    Geoff Keighley surprised JRPG fans at this year's Game Awards with the announcement Square Enix would be bringing Bravely Default II exclusively to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. It's a successor to the original 3DS outing, despite the fact Bravely Second: End Layer on the 3DS already exists. This next entry in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • The Game Awards
  • Random Xbox Series X? That's Just A Tall GameCube, The Twitter Masses Say

    "Gamecube + Gamecube = Xbox Series X"

    Microsoft used The Game Awards 2019 to show off its new home console, revealing not just its name but what it looks like, too. Project Scarlett is no more; long live the Xbox Series X, the fourth game box from Microsoft. In case you hadn't seen it already – which would be understandable, as this is a...

    • Random
    • GameCube
    • The Game Awards
    • Xbox
  • News The Game Awards GOTY Is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    A surprising outcome

    The Game Awards has just concluded for another year. So who won? Well, it wasn't Death Stranding or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as predicted. In the end, the action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC took out the title. Here's a video replay of this "spectacular" win:

    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • Watch The Game Awards 2019 - Live!

    Will Nintendo reveal anything special?

    The Game Awards 2019 is taking place today and you can watch the entire event unfold right here. As well as the awards themselves, we know that "around 10 new games" will be revealed and Nintendo has been hinting to us that we should watch the show. We don't know about you, but we think that means there's a...

    • Live Chat
    • The Game Awards 2019
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Game Awards
  • Random Upset By eShop Discoverability Issues? Spare A Thought For Chinese Switch Owners

    Turns out too many games is a nice problem to have

    It's taken a lot of time, with plenty of bureaucratic wrangling and compromise, but Nintendo has finally launched Switch in China in partnership with Tencent. However, the experience new Switch owners in mainland China are having is quite a bit different from the the rest of us. As you can see in...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • China
  • News Batman's Telltale Series Gets A Noir-Style Visual Makeover And It's Coming To Switch

    The bat is back

    Athlon Games and Telltale Games appear to have revealed an announcement ahead of schedule. According to a now-removed press release, Batman - The Telltale Series is receiving a noir-style visual makeover and graphical upgrade, and it is expected to be released on the Switch and multiple other platforms soon. This release – known...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Telltale
    • Batman
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Crowned Strategy Game Of The Year

    A critical hit

    It's been a great year for the Nintendo Switch, with many top tier games released just about every month. One of the biggest highlights was Fire Emblem: Three Houses, developed by the talented team at Intelligent systems. We praised the game itself when it arrived in July and we're glad to say it's now been recognised at this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Fire Emblem
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Awarded Best Fighting Game Of 2019

    Bowser takes to the stage

    Nintendo's all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might not have taken out GOTY at this year's Game Awards, but it's at least picked up the best fighting game award. Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America's president, took to the stage to receive this award on behalf of Nintendo and thanked Masahiro Sakurai and his team for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Doug Bowser
  • Review Arcade Archives In The Hunt - One Of The Most Unique Shmups You'll Ever Play

    Don't call it sub-par

    You could almost be forgiven for mistaking almost any given screenshot of In the Hunt for one of the submarine sections in the much more popular Metal Slug series. They're extremely similar visually, for a very good reason – Irem's cult favourite sub-'em-up was developed by the same team who went on to form Nazca and make the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video No More Heroes 3 Gets An Extended Cut Trailer, Introduces Alien Space Baddie

    Still on-target for a 2020 release

    At this year's Game Awards, we got a look at an extended cut of the upcoming Switch exclusive, No More Heroes 3. Thankfully, it's still on track for a 2020 release. The clip caught a lot of viewers off-guard when it was first shown because as you can see above, the beam wielding assassin Travis Touchdown doesn't...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • No More Heroes
    • The Game Awards
  • Guides Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas - Nintendo Art Prints And Posters

    Brighten up your wall with these charming Nintendo posters

    What to buy for your loved ones this Christmas? It's a tricky one for sure. We've already rounded up some of the best Nintendo Christmas gifts for 2019, but sometimes a particular topic is worth a deep dive. Perhaps one of these lovely Nintendo art prints or posters would do the trick... or...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Nintendo
  • Deals These Nintendo Labo Kits Are A Steal At Just £10.99 Each (UK)

    Vehicle, Variety and Robot kits available

    Nintendo's Labo kits are an ingenious showcase of the company's imagination and the versatility of the Switch, and we've had a good time with each of the four kits currently available. The cardboard might not have years' worth of longevity, but the novel experiences they offer make them more than worth the...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Labo
    • UK
  • News A New Web-Exclusive Pokémon Anime Series Is Coming Early Next Year

    Pokémon: Twilight Wings will take place in the Galar region

    The Pokémon Company has revealed that we'll be getting a new 'capsule' series early next year, exclusively on the internet. Pokémon: Twilight Wings takes place in the Galar region made famous by Pokémon: Sword & Shield, and will span seven five-minute episodes. The series will...

    • Pokemon
    • YouTube
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Wins Best Family Game Of 2019

    Nintendo dominated the category

    Unsurprisingly, a Nintendo game won the best family game award at the 2019 Game Awards. The company filled every slot in this particular category, and in the end, Luigi's Mansion 3 took out the title. It beat Ring Fit Adventure, Super Mario Maker 2, Yoshi's Crafted World and the best-fighting game award-winner,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Reggie Resurrects 'Fils-A-Mech' For The Game Awards 2019

    Also name-checks Miyamoto and Iwata

    At last night's Game Awards 2019, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime resurrected one of his most famous 'characters' for a brief moment before talking about the importance of indie gaming and handing over an award to the makers of Disco Elysium. Reggie marched on-stage wearing a pair of...

    • The Game Awards
    • Reggie
    • Reggie Fils-Aime
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Of America Has 14 Internships Up For Grabs In Summer 2020

    Have you got the chops?

    If you've always dreamt of getting your foot in the door and working for your favourite video game company, Nintendo of America has a selection of internships open for applications on its careers website. As noted on reddit by user Jeezy1296, the 14 available positions are predominantly at the firm's Redmond, Washington...

    • Nintendo
    • Jobs
    • Industry
    • North America
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Rise Of The Phoenix DLC Releases On 23rd December

    Play as four iconic mutants

    To kick-off this year's Game Awards, we got a look at the upcoming DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. This is the second DLC Pack coming to the game and will contain four iconic X-Men. These mutants include Phoenix, Gambit, Iceman and Cable. In addition to this are new Gauntlet missions and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Puzzle & Dragons GOLD Hits North American Switch Consoles Early Next Year

    Same day as the Japanese launch

    The next entry in the popular Puzzle & Dragons series hits the Nintendo Switch early next year, it has been revealed. The series started life on smartphones and has been insanely popular in Japan for ages. It then jumped to the 3DS. The North American version of the Puzzle & Dragons GOLD will launch on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Puzzle & Dragons
  • News Jump The Shark When Maneater Stalks Switch Next May

    People are the problem, you know

    Last night at The Game Awards, Tripwire Interactive announced via a new trailer that Maneater, an open-world and savage shark sim, will be swimming to Switch on 22nd May 2020. In a world where millions of sharks are killed each year by humans and (according to the trailer above) only five humans succumb to the big...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Lionsgate To Produce Hybrid Live-Action Movie Starring Ubisoft's Rabbids

    Bwaaah!

    Back in October, we heard how the third-party video game giant Ubisoft was working on a number of animated series "inspired by" its existing IP such as Rayman, Hungry Shark and Watch Dogs. Now, Deadline Hollywood is reporting Lionsgate has acquired the rights to produce a "hybrid live-action" movie based on the French

    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids
  • News Three New Star Wars Outfits Have Been Added To Fortnite's Item Shop

    Rey, Finn and the Sith Trooper

    The collaboration between Fortnite and Star Wars continues. Following on from the addition of the stormtrooper outfit in November, Epic Games is now adding three more Star Wars skins to the game, this time based on the upcoming movie release, The Rise of Skywalker. These three outfits are based on Rey, Finn and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Star Wars

Thursday12th Dec 2019

  • News Studio Behind Sonic Movie's Redesign Has Reportedly Been Shut Down

    An email delivers the bad news

    After the backlash Paramount Pictures received following the reveal of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, steps were taken to redesign the lead character. As you'll likely know, the redesign has gone down a treat with fans, but now it would appear tha

    • Sonic
    • Movies
  • News Top Nintendo Switch Games Are Now Up To 50% Off To Celebrate The Game Awards (North America)

    Discounts aplenty!

    The Game Awards 2019 is just hours away from kicking off at the time of writing - you'll be able to watch it live right here on our very site - and to celebrate, Nintendo is offering discounts on several critically acclaimed Switch games. From now until 18th December at 11:59pm PT, you can save money on the following games:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
    • The Game Awards
  • News Nintendo Reminds Us To Watch The Game Awards

    We'll try not to get too excited

    We're now roughly 24 hours out from the start of this year's Game Awards hosted by the one and only Geoff Keighley. It's a time where the industry comes together and reflects on the year that was, along with all the amazing games released. Nintendo will, of course, be in attendance, and like everyone else en route...

    • The Game Awards
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Nintendo Switch's NES And SNES Library Gets Six New Games Today

    Star Fox, Kirby and more!

    Just in case it had slipped your mind over the last week or so, we thought it best to remind you that you can now get stuck into six new (well, old but new) games on your Nintendo Switch. Today sees the release of Star Fox 2, Super Punch-Out!!, Kirby Super Star, Breath of Fire II, Journey To Silius, and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • SNES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Want More Free Switch Games? Bury Me, My Love Is Free If You Own Any Plug In Digital Game

    More free games this December

    If you thought the trend of Switch games dropping to mere cents on the eShop was good value, you're in for a treat this December. Not only is QubicGames giving away ten games over ten days in its 15 year anniversary chain event, but now Publisher Plug In Digital has discounted Bury Me, My Love by 100% until the end of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • Sales
  • News Pokémon Was A Category On Jeopardy This Week, Can You Get All Of The Answers?

    It's quiz time!

    We love seeing gaming-related stuff appear on TV shows, mostly because it's hilarious when people get something wrong which is obvious to us. Remember when a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? contestant didn't know whether Jigglypuff or Frodo was a Pokémon? Brilliant. Thankfully, then, it happened again earlier this week, with...

    • Pokemon
  • News Bethesda Is Updating DOOM And DOOM II On Switch With Some Hellish Add-Ons

    Includes Final DOOM and SIGIL

    The DOOM series didn't experience the best launch when it got a surprise release on the Switch, but since then, Bethesda has continued to enhance each one of the games with small updates. Now, in celebration of DOOM's 26th anniversary, Bethesda has revealed during a livestream that both DOOM and DOOM II

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DOOM
    • John Romero
  • News Switch Estimated To Have Sold More Than 50,000 Units On Launch Day In China

    Welcome to club

    Update - Thu 12th Dec, 2019 02:00 GMT: Following on from last week's Switch pre-order data for China, Niko Partners now estimates "more than 50,000" Nintendo Switch Console (Tencent China Version) were sold to consumers in the country on launch day. This data comes from online retailers and Niko's own market model. Online retailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
  • News Square Enix Delays The Release Of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

    Until summer next year

    One Switch release we're eager to get our hands on in the new year is Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition. If you have fond memories of the multiplayer action-RPG first released on the GameCube back in 2004, you're probably already on board this hype caravan. Unfo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
  • Nintendo Download 12th December (North America)

    Dauntless! The Talos Principle! Dead End Job!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Dauntless (Phoenix Labs, Tue 10th...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 12th December (Europe)

    Shovel Knight! Dauntless! Football Manager!

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

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Mojang's Buzzy Bees Update Is Now Live In Minecraft

    Absolutely buzzing

    A number of years ago, Minecraft started out with a couple of basic animals like sheep and pigs. As development progressed, marine life was added to the game, bamboo-chomping pandas showed up and even red foxes appeared. Now, in the latest update (following on from the update for the PS4 version earlier this week), Mojang has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • Review Jamestown+ - Yet Another Fine Addition To The Switch's Shmup Stable

    If you've got it, vaunt it

    Originally released back in 2011 as Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, Final Form Games' superlative shmup received almost unanimous praise as a slick and stylish shooter with engaging – and easy to understand – core mechanics. Playable in both solo and four-player local co-op, Jamestown+ is a beautiful,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jamestown
  • Review Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! - Unashamedly Japanese Rhythm Action Brilliance

    P-A-R-T-Wai? Because we gotta

    The Switch has become the go-to system for all manner of genres, and rhythm action is no different. You can’t move for rhythm games on the system, and even if you could, you would have to move to some sort of beat, because that’s the rule now. Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!! is the umpteenth example to make its...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Groove Coaster
  • News Convert Your Switch Into A Portable Arcade Unit With Gametech's Mini Arcade Stick

    Supports standard and Lite models

    The Switch has a lot to offer in terms of arcade experiences. There's a growing list of fighting and shmup games being released on the system on a regular basis. On top of this, Hamster continues to add more titles to its Arcade Archives collection. Realising arcade gaming is alive and well on the Switch, accessory...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • News Looks Like Fortnite's Annual Battle Pass Won't Be Launching After All

    But the Bao Bros skin will?

    Update: Eurogamer has now received a statement from Epic Games which notes that the 2020 Annual Pass will not be released. Apparently, the pass was considered - which explains why evidence of its existence was found within the game's code - but has ultimately been scrapped. Here's the statement: "We've seen discussions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • Video Watch ‘Chao In Space’, The Festive Sonic The Hedgehog Short

    Yes, you read that right

    As it did last year, Sega has once again put out a Sonic the Hedgehog animated short for the holiday season, and this year it's directed by animator Tyson Hesse, the lead artist responsible for the redesigned movie version of Sonic as well as the opening movie and trailers for

    • Video
    • Sega
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News Starlight Children’s Foundation And Nintendo Unveil The Switch Gaming Station For Hospitalised Kids

    Delivering happiness and smiles

    For 27 years now, Nintendo of America has been helping the Starlight Children's Foundation bring seriously ill children joy, through the power of play. Today, the newest addition in the Starlight Gaming program was revealed: the Nintendo Switch Gaming station. It was officially unveiled at the Mary Bridge Children's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Starlight Childrens Foundation
    • North America
  • News Cannibal Cuisine Looks A Lot Like Overcooked, But With Much More Murder

    Collect fruit, slay the tourists

    A brand new cooking-based party game is being served up on Nintendo Switch next year, but this one has a cannibalistic twist. Cannibal Cuisine is a new release from Belgian indie developer, Rocket Vulture. It's inspired by couch co-op favourite, Overcooked, but adds some original flavours into the mix, too. As you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Rocket League Dev Reduces Item Shop And Blueprint Pricing, As It "Did Not Meet Community Expectations"

    Credit returns also offered

    Although Rocket League is now officially an Epic game, Psyonix wants to ensure fans nothing has changed on the development side of the fence. Last week, as you might recall, it rolled out its long-scheduled update, which removed randomised loot crates and replaced them with a transparent

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League. Psyonix
  • News La-Mulana 1 & 2 Launches On Switch In March, And It Even Comes With A Jigsaw Puzzle

    And other things, too

    NIS America has revealed that La-Mulana 1 & 2 will be available on Nintendo Switch and other platforms in March 2020, with a 17th March release date planned for North America, and 20th March scheduled in for Europe. We'll leave official descriptions for both titles for anyone not in the loop just below, but before we get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday11th Dec 2019

  • Guide The Best Handmade Nintendo Christmas Gifts, To Show You Really Care

    A crafted world, indeed

    So, you've already got your Nintendo-branded ugly Christmas sweaters sorted for the gamers in your life this holiday season, but - let's face it - they're not going to get much use out of those for at least 11-and-a-half months of the year. Assuming they've already got all the games and accessories they can handle, how can...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Gifts
    • Christmas
  • Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Games Take All Top Ten Spots, Pokémon Leads The Charge

    Holy moly...

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 2nd - 8th December, revealing that Pokémon Sword and Shield is once again sitting right at the very top of the charts. The two titles sold an estimated 201,838 physical copies this week, pushing the lifetime total up to an impressive 2.22 million. Pokémon wasn't the only success for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Monster Boy Sold More Copies On Switch Last Week "Than The Entire 5 Months Before That"

    The half-price sale paid off

    Last week, publisher FDG Entertainment held a sale for Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom to celebrate the game's first anniversary. It slashed the usual price of $39.99 / £34.99 in half for the first time ever. It looks like it was well worth it as well. According to an update on Twitter, FDG said the game sold more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Switch eShop Games Of November 2019 (North America)

    Number one's a familiar sight

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 30 most-downloaded games on the Nintendo eShop for November 2019. As you can see, Fortnite has once again taken top spot thanks to its free price point and huge popularity, followed by a list of Nintendo first-party favourites. It's interesting to see that the two Pokémon games...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Video Check Out Nintendo's Japanese 'Indie World' Presentation

    Celebrating Nindies

    Update Wed 11th Dec, 2019 02:54 GMT: Here's the full presentation a bit earlier than expected. The following games are on show: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, What the Golf, Eastward, PHOGS, SYNAPTIC DRIVE, Killer Queen Black, Ori and the Blind Forest, To The Moon, Coffee Talk, Fight Crab, Graveyard Keeper, ABZU, Crystal Clash,...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • Round Up All The Games From The Nintendo Indie World Showcase - December 2019

    Trailers, info and more for each game

    From its Golf Story sequel opening to the juicy Axiom Verge 2 reveal, the December Nintendo Indie World showcase gave us plenty of things to be excited about. When you've got announcements flying at you from all directions in such a short amount of time, though, it can be pretty difficult to actually take in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Five Nights at Freddy's 4 - A Surprisingly Scary Return To Form

    Freddy comes home

    Everyone can relate to that feeling of being a young child and hiding under the covers out of fear of the imaginary monsters under your bed or somewhere in the house. It’s that paradoxical feeling of both power and vulnerability that made such experiences so memorable; you were ‘safe’ as long as you were under the covers, but...

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  • News PAYDAY 2 On Switch "Very Unlikely" To Receive Any Of The New Updates

    "we’ve been forced to make many hard decisions"

    Overkill Software – the team behind the cooperative first-person shooter PAYDAY 2 – has revealed it will most likely be ending updates for the Switch version of the game. Instead of quietly dropping the platform, the developer chose to be upfront about what was going on in a recent news post...

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  • News Play Together As A Squad In Tetris 99's New Team Battle Mode Update

    The 10th Maximus Cup starts tomorrow

    The tile-matching puzzle game Tetris has traditionally been about your own performance, but now in Nintendo's battle royale version – Tetris 99 – it's all about the team effort. A new update to this Switch exclusive has added a new team mode. In Team Battle Mode, you must select your favourite of four teams...

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  • Random Nintendo Promotes SkateBIRD With '< 3 birbs' Social Media Post, Then Deletes Tweet

    Come on, who hacked the account?

    Well, here's a weird one for you. Earlier today, Nintendo posted a - shall we say - 'down with the kids' style tweet to promote SkateBIRD, one of the games announced during yesterday's Indie Showcase. Now it's disappeared, which has us wondering what on Earth just happened within Nintendo's social media department...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Celebrate '80s Gaming In This Week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament

    Old school

    The 1980s saw the birth of many iconic video game characters. It started off with Game & Watch and Pac-Man and a year later we got Mario and Donkey Kong. In the same decade, we saw Link, Mega Man and Samus for the first time ever. To celebrate this era, this Friday, on 13th December, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch will be...

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  • News The Utterly Ridiculous Fight Crab Will Finally Launch On Switch In Summer 2020

    And we can't wait!

    We've been talking about Fight Crab since way back in March 2018 here at Nintendo Life, and every time we see it pop up on our feeds it makes us want it even more. Thankfully, it looks like we won't have too long to wait. During the Japanese version of December's Nintendo Indie World showcase, which featured a completely...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Official Sonic Movie Merch Is On The Way, Including Build-A-Bear Products

    Toys, clothes, books and more

    If you just can't get enough of the new-look Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it seems you're about to be in luck, as Sega of America has today announced that a collection of Sonic movie-inspired merch is set to release early next year. The live-action feature film is due to arrive in cinemas on 14th February, but some of...

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    • Movies
    • Merch
    • Sega
  • Gallery Unboxing Metal Storm, The NES Hidden Gem That's Getting A Second Chance

    Irem's cult classic is available once more

    While your typical console has plenty of AAA titles which gain plenty of attention and bumper sales, there are always a few underrated gems which slip through the cracks for one reason or another. Irem's Metal Storm is one such title; originally released in the US to positive reviews in 1991, it was...

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  • News The Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover Goes On Sale Just In Time For Christmas

    Flipping brilliant

    If you are a fan of the Nintendo Switch Lite's portability but hate how vulnerable that lovely screen is compared to the clamshell design of the 3DS family of consoles which came before it... then you are finally in luck. Nintendo of America's online store is finally selling the Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen...

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  • News Timed Switch Exclusive Murder By Numbers Mixes Phoenix Wright With Picross

    Piece together the truth one pixel at a time

    During Nintendo's Indie World showcase, we got our first look at the timed Switch exclusive, Murder By Numbers. The game is set in the '90s and takes place in Hollywood. The story is about an actress who finds herself starring in her very own murder mystery. Your job – with the help of your robot...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Riverbond - An Undemanding But Pleasant Couch Co-op Hack And Slasher

    An unbreakable voxel bond

    Riverbond is perhaps one of the most easy-going, simplistic games you’re likely to play this year. Taking place within a beautiful voxel world, you’ll embark on a number of missions set within eight different environments ranging from idyllic sea resorts to dark, dingy caves. The gameplay is a typical hack ‘n’ slash...

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  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath Coming To Switch Early Next Year With Gyro Controls

    Stranger things

    Update: 20% pre-order discount also live in the US too. Despite Oddworld creator Lorne Lanning saying that he has no faith in the Nintendo Switch way back in 2017, it seems developer Oddworld Inc has warmed up to Switch over time and we'll see Abe make the jump to Switch early next year in Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD. In this...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Oddworld
  • News Devil's Crush Spiritual Successor Demon's Tilt Is Coming To Switch

    Pinball wizard

    Gothic pinball title Demon's Tilt has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch. Viewed by many as a spiritual successor to the legendary Devil's Crush series and championed endlessly by the late, great Jason Brookes, Demon's Tilt showcases old-school visuals and a soundtrack by E.C.2151 that sounds like it was ripped from a...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Two Point Hospital Now Launching In February With Two Expansions Included

    New trailer released

    Sega has released a brand new trailer for Two Point Hospital on Nintendo Switch and other platforms, alongside news of its new release date and info on its included content. You'll be able to get your hands on the upcoming hospital sim from 25th February 2020. It was originally expected to arrive on Switch in 2019, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Taking Ring Fit Adventure On A Tour Of The US

    Try before you buy

    If you still haven't had the chance to check out Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo's latest fitness game that blends exercise with RPG gameplay, you might want to consider getting yourself to one of these upcoming events. Nintendo is taking a 'Ring Fit Adventure Play Experience' on a tour of the US, running from 13th to 29th December...

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    • North America
  • News Splice The Mainbrace When Naval Adventure Sail Forth Lands On Switch Early Next Year

    The wind awakens

    Announced yesterday for Switch as part of the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Sail Forth is a procedurally-generated naval adventure cruising to Nintendo's console early in 2020. Developed by David Evans, from the looks of the trailer above Sail Forth fuses the cell-shaded oceanic beauty of The Legend of Zelda: Th

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sail Forth
  • News Tech-Noir Graphic Novel Liberated Will Launch On Nintendo Switch First In 2020

    An Indie Direct hidden gem?

    Yesterday's Nintendo Indie World showcase introduced a nice selection of brand new games, but it also provided welcome updates for one or two we'd heard about before. Falling into the latter category was the news that Liberated will release on Switch first, before any other platform. The announcement came alongside some...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince Gets Free Toby The Dog DLC, Available To All Players Now

    'Toby's Dream'

    Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince has been treated to its very own free slice of DLC, with 'Toby's Dream' now being available to download from the Nintendo Switch eShop. The content is available to all owners of the game, regardless of whether you bought the standalone title or the Trine: Ultimate Collection bundle. It stars Nine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC

Tuesday10th Dec 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

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

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    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
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  • News QubicGames Is Giving Away 10 Free Nintendo Switch Games To Everyone, Including You

    Here's how to get them...

    Publisher QubicGames has blown us away with an incredible Christmas offer which will allow everyone to claim ten free games on Nintendo Switch. The celebrations are kicking off today, so here's how to get involved... Ten games will be up for grabs to all Nintendo Switch owners from today until 24th December, and they'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Rare Forgot To Remove A Shotgun From Donkey Kong 64 Before Showing Miyamoto

    There was a "look of horror" on his face

    Last month, Donkey Kong 64 turned 20 years old. Since then, the development team behind the game has been doing the press rounds to celebrate the anniversary. During a recent interview with Games Radar, one of the creative leads George Andreas recalled a horrifying moment when Rare was showing the game to...

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    • Shigeru Miyamoto
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  • Review Shovel Knight Showdown - A Smash Bros. Challenger That's Perfect For Switch Parties

    Have at you!

    After completing its record-breaking Kickstarter run for Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games had its work cut out in terms of keeping the promises it made with stretch goals. The much-lauded three additional campaigns were what drew the most reaction from press and fans, but one other mode was announced which didn’t seem to grab nearly as...

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  • Video Here's The Launch Trailer For Ashen, Switch's Latest Open World RPG

    Available already in the US

    If you're looking for your next adventure on Nintendo Switch, you might want to consider picking up Ashen. The game launched for the console and other platforms yesterday, bringing with it this new trailer (see above). To be more clear, Ashen is only actually available in North America at the time of writing - European...

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    • Video
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - December 2019 - Live!

    What do you hope to see?

    It's time, folks! Nintendo's back with another exciting Indie World Showcase, and you can watch the entire thing right here. It's kicking off at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT / 7pm CET, promising "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Nintendo Switch. Looking forward to it? Sit back, join the...

    • Live Chat
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    • Indie World
  • News Boyfriend Dungeon Is A Dating Sim Where Your Soulmate Turns Into A Weapon

    Dreamy

    Kitfox Games has revealed that it is bringing its dating sim/dungeon crawler mashup Boyfriend Dungeon to the Nintendo Switch next year. Set in a world where boyfriends can also transform into powerful weapons, you'll need to find the perfect date in order to conquer the game's monster-filled levels. If you succeed in capturing their hearts,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Nintendo Russia Surprises Frozen 2 Movie Audience With Free Switch Bundles

    Happy holidays

    Nintendo Russia hasn't had the best year, with the CEO Yasha Haddaji making headlines in January when he lost his temper on an official live stream and was then accused of violent behaviour and harassment in the workplace. Fortunately, this Nintendo branch has ended the year on a much happier note. As part of a special giveaway tied...

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Co-Op Action-RPG Dauntless Launches Today On Switch

    Includes "Stormchasers" content update

    Update: Check out the launch trailer above. Phoenix Labs' free-to-play action-RPG Dauntless is launching today, as revealed in the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. Announced almost exactly a year ago, the game i

    • Switch eShop
    • Dauntless
  • News Sony's MLB The Show Is No Longer A PlayStation Exclusive

    And Nintendo is excited

    Baseball fans who don't own a PlayStation will be pleased to hear the long-running sports series MLB The Show is no longer exclusive to Sony's hardware. Today, Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association, Sony Interactive Entertainment, and San Diego Studio announced multi-year extensions to...

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    • Nintendo
    • PlayStation
  • News Sports Story Is A Sequel To Golf Story, And It's Coming Exclusively To Switch

    With more sports!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, it has been revealed that Sports Story is headed exclusively to Switch. The game is a sequel to the much-adored Golf Story - a fantastic RPG that's more than worth your time - and as you might expect, more sports have arrived. As you can see in the tweet below, you can expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Sees The Return Of The Beloved Character You All Asked For

    You asked for it

    It has today been confirmed that Adam Hunter will be a playable character in the upcoming Streets of Rage 4. Adam originally starred in the first Streets of Rage but wasn't present in either of its sequels, yet he remains a firm favourite with fans of the franchise. During today's Indie World broadcast,

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    • Streets of Rage
  • News Reggie Is Returning To The Game Awards As A Presenter

    He's back!

    Later this week, the 2019 Game Awards are taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Although Reggie Fils-Aimé has now officially moved on from his role as Nintendo of America's president, it turns out he'll still be making an appearance at this year's show. After all, he's been a huge part of the industry since he walked out...

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    • Reggie
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  • News Axiom Verge 2 Revealed For Nintendo Switch, Here's A Sneak Peak

    Launching next fall

    Ending today's Nintendo Indie World showcase was a full reveal for Axiom Verge 2, which is unsurprisingly a sequel to the excellent Axiom Verge. Tom Happ, the game's creator, took to the stage to talk about the new game and show off a trailer. He says that he's been quietly working on the new release "for about four years", but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News SuperMash Smashes Together Different Genres For A New Experience Every Time

    You'll never know what to expect

    Digital Continue's SuperMash will keep you on your toes when it launches in May 2020, as it allows you to take two different classic game genres and fuse them together to create a totally new experience each and every time. Set in a game store owned by a bother and sister, SuperMash revolves around a mysterious...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Jumpers And Ugly Sweaters

    Garish gaming garments to keep you warm this Xmas

    You hear that? That jingle bell-tinged drone is the sound of inevitability. In amongst the socks and the boxes of deodorant you'll be gifted this holiday season, you can be sure there'll be an ugly festive jumper in there somewhere. Yes, even though granny's turned the thermostat to maximum and Dad's...

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    • Clothing
    • Christmas
  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A New 'Premium' Fishing Simulator Today

    Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition, a fishing simulator featuring realistic environments, officially licensed equipment and plenty more besides. The game offers a number of different types of fishing to master - such as longline fishing and net fishing - and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Brings Turn-Based Tactical Strategy To Switch Next Month

    With all DLC included

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a game which fuses turn-based strategy and card game elements, is set to launch on Switch in the new year, it has been confirmed. The game is said to feature "an epic story campaign, unique PvE game modes, wide character customisation system, and a tremendous amount of weapons and equipment". The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team17 Reveals The Survivalists, A New Sandbox Game Set In The Escapists’ Universe

    Battle, explore, puzzle-solve!

    As part of today's Nintendo Indie World showcase, Team17 has revealed The Survivalists for Nintendo Switch. The game is a 'survival-lite' sandbox game set in The Escapists’ universe which combines crafting, building, and even the odd bit of monkey training. Players must battle against the forces of nature across...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Free GRID Autosport Updates Will Add Split-Screen And Online Multiplayer On Switch

    Just what the doctor ordered

    Two important updates are on the way for fans of GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, bringing some very welcome multiplayer-focused additions. The first, arriving at the start of next week, is set to introduce two-player split-screen and local wireless multiplayer for up to eight players. The second update, adding online...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News SkateBIRD Could Challenge Untitled Goose Game For The 'Most Adorable Switch Bird' Crown

    Tony Squawk

    Not content with having the wonderful and adorable Untitled Goose Game alone, Nintendo Switch is set to receive yet another cute, bird-based title. Rather than an angry goose, this time we're dealing with skateboarding pigeons. Yes, SkateBIRD has just been revealed for a release on Switch, bringing a charming flock of little birdies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Anime-Inspired Shoot ‘Em Up Sisters Royale Is Headed To Switch In The West

    A vertically-scrolling shmup

    Chorus Worldwide and Alfa System have announced that Sisters Royale, a vertically scrolling shoot ‘em up, will be launching on Switch in the west next year. The game is inspired by the anime aesthetic of Castle of Shikigami and stars five sisters with unique magical powers. Just like Castle of Shikigami, Sisters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Boosts Back Ahead Of Pokémon Sword And Shield

    But FIFA stays top of the pile

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 7th December, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has zoomed back up to third place, serving as Nintendo's strongest title of the week. The game has raced back ahead of Pokémon Sword and Shield for the first time since the new games launched last month, reinstalling itself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Has Been Taking On An Increased Number Of Graduates In Japan

    Figures rise year-on-year

    In Japan, Nintendo offers a number of graduate employment schemes for those looking to get a foot in the door. As anyone just coming out of the education system will tell you, any opportunity like this is hugely welcome, and Nintendo has been increasing its number of recruits year-on-year for a while now. The company has...

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    • Japan
  • News The Talos Principle Brings Narrative First-Person Puzzling To Switch Today

    In Deluxe Edition form, no less

    After launching on PC back in December 2014, The Talos Principle is launching on Switch later today almost five years to the day after its debut. It's a single-player game from Croatian developer Croteam, the creators of the Serious Sam series, and launched to widespread acclaim five years ago. A first-person...

    • Switch eShop
    • The Talos Principle
  • News Blossom Tales Limited Run Physical Release Announced For Switch

    Orders open next Friday

    To mark the second anniversary of Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, the action-RPG title will be receiving a Limited Run Games physical release, starting next Friday on 20th December. This retail release comes with three sheets of removable stickers and four background sheets so you can recreate scenes from the game. As...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Shares Reach 19 Month High As Switch Launches In China

    2019 shows an uphill trend

    Nintendo shares saw a rather significant spike today, ending the day in Tokyo at the highest point seen for the last 19 months. At the end of the trading day on 10th December, Nintendo's shares were sitting at 46,370.00 JPY. The jump is clear to see on the first of the charts shown below; the second chart shows how the...

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    • Business
  • News Experience Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event On Switch For The First Time Ever

    Limited-time cosmetics up for grabs

    Update: Here's exactly what this year's Winter Wonderland event offers: NEW GAME MODE: SNOWBALL DEATHMATCH This year’s Winter Wonderland event ushers in a new mini-game mode, called “Snowball Deathmatch.” This is an 8-player free-for-all deathmatch where everyone will play as Mei with a modified Mei...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News Bake 'N Switch Mixes Overcooked With Smash Bros. For Some Co-op, Brawl-Based Baking

    Just what we kneaded

    Blending two genres we hadn't considered putting together, Bake 'n Switch is coming to Switch in summer 2020 and appears to mix equal parts party brawler and chaotic kitchen sim, as you can see from the reveal above (or as part of the overall Nintendo Indie World Showcase). Developed by Streamline Games, this couch co-op game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bake n Switch

Monday9th Dec 2019

  • Random Remembering When One Company Ruined Christmas For Some NES Owners

    A chastity belt, but for your console

    This Christmas, we'd imagine plenty of Switch consoles are going to make their way under trees all over the world, promising a legion of new players a pretty incredible holiday season. However, let's spare a thought for the kids back in 1989 who got a NES from Santa, only to find that their parents had also...

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  • News This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Trick Lets You Defeat Calamity Ganon With Just One Hit

    Just one expertly timed arrow

    We often describe The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the game that keeps on giving, with new tricks, glitches, speedrun revelations and plenty more besides still regularly being found almost thre

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo 'Indie World' Presentation Announced For Tuesday 10th December

    It's Nindie Direct time!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be livestreaming an Indie World video presentation tomorrow, 10th December. The show will kick off at 6pm UK time / 7pm CET (so that's 10am PT / 1pm ET). It'll feature "roughly 20 minutes of information on some upcoming indie games" for Switch. Naturally, we'll make sure to host the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Review Shovel Knight: King Of Cards - A Worthy Swan Song To A Legendary Platforming Series

    The closing chapter of five years of shovelry

    Nearly seven years ago, Yacht Club Games launched the Kickstarter for Shovel Knight, thus beginning the long journey towards building one of the most recognizable characters in the indie gaming space. After a record-breaking response from the community, not only did the game receive the funding it...

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    • Shovel Knight
  • Guide Best Games To Buy For Your Nintendo Switch This Christmas

    The best games across all genres for your new Switch or Switch Lite

    Whether you've been riding the Switch train since Nintendo's hybrid handheld launched or you're just jumping on board this Christmas, there's no shortage of great games to play on Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite. But which Switch games are the best? There are so many to choose from,...

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  • News New Images Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2's Trailer

    Concept art, motion capture and more

    Nintendo ended its E3 2019 show with a bang earlier this year, revealing that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was in development. We were treated to a teasing new trailer (which you can view above), showing Link and Zelda in a spot of bother. It's so creepy and mysterious - we love it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Digital Foundry Says The Touryst Is "A Revelation" On Switch

    'On par with the best from Nintendo'

    Last month, we took Shin'en Multimedia's latest Switch release The Touryst for a good spin for review. We came away mightily impressed, partly thanks to the variety and all of the surprises on offer as you explore the game, but also because of its striking visual style and its flawless performance across both...

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    • Video
  • News The Amazing Story Of How One Man's Fib Created A Nintendo Empire

    The lie that gave birth to Bergsala

    If you're a Scandinavian resident then there's an excellent chance that the name Bergsala will mean a great deal to you. This company has been instrumental in distributing and marketing Nintendo's products in countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Finland, and, more recently, became an investor in SteamWorld...

    • Retro
  • News Polymega Slips Into Early 2020, But It's Bringing Some Cool Stuff With It

    Intelligent patches! New screen filters! Impressive compatibility!

    Polymega's been in the oven for quite some time now, and, like so many new hardware projects, has been subject to a few growing pains. This ambitious system is aiming to be the ultimate retro box, allowing you to not only use your original games and controllers but also download your...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Polymega
  • Hardware Review Race Away With Mario Kart Pro Mini & Deluxe Racing Wheels

    Move over tilt controls

    Racing games can be great fun, but you know what can make them even better? Playing them with a replica steering wheel (and no, not the ones you sink your Wii Remote or Joy-Con into.) Just ask anyone who’s been to an arcade and played something like Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, Crazy Taxi or one of the many Cruis’n games...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Reggie's Game Awards Appearance With Xbox And PlayStation Bosses Almost Didn't Happen

    "I thought it had fallen apart"

    One of the highlights of last year's Game Awards was right at the very beginning of the show, as Nintendo of America's president at the time, Reggie Fils-Aimé, shared the stage with Xbox’s Phil Spencer, and ex-PlayStation boss Shawn Layden. It was a humbling display of solidarity between gaming's major rivals,...

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    • Nintendo
    • Xbox
    • PlayStation
  • News M2 Is Bringing Toaplan's Back Catalogue To Modern Consoles

    Arcade lovers, rejoice!

    Tiger Heli. Zero Wing. Hellfire. Truxton. Slap Fight. Fire Shark. If those names just sound like the ramblings of a deranged madman, then you'll probably want to navigate away from this page as soon as possible, but if at least one of them has you grinning with nostalgic glee, then the next bit of news is going to make your...

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    • Toaplan
    • M2
  • News Minecraft Switch Players Can Finally Play With Their PS4 Friends From Tomorrow

    PS4's version of the game catches up

    The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft is finally being updated to the unified, cross-platform-supporting Bedrock Edition tomorrow, it has been revealed. The news means that Minecraft fans playing on Switch will now be able to play with their friends who own the game on Sony's machine. The official Minecraft...

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    • PS4
    • Minecraft
  • News Sonic "May Make An Appearance" At The Game Awards 2019, Says Geoff Keighley

    "There could be something fun"

    As we get ever closer to The Game Awards 2019 taking place later this week, more and more news seems to be spilling out about the event. This time, the show's creator has noted that Sonic the Hedgehog may be making an appearance. The news comes from a Periscope video hosted by the man himself, Geoff Keighley, which...

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    • The Game Awards
  • Video Here Are The Weapons You'll Find In Bite The Bullet, A New Contra-Inspired RPG

    RPG + food = yes please!

    Next year, Bite the Bullet is set to combine two of our favourite things: RPGs and food. Before it does arrive on Switch, though, the developers have shared an early look at the weapons you can expect to get your hands on in-game. You see, the game features rogue-lite RPG elements which are centred around shooting, eating,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fast-Paced Arcade Brawler Super Crush KO Blasts Onto Switch Next Month

    A beat 'em up, run 'n gun

    Graceful Explosion Machine developer Vertex Pop has today revealed that its next project, Super Crush K.O., will be blasting its way onto Switch next month. The game is a fast-paced brawler which combines beat-em-up and run ‘n gun action. Players take control of fashionable protagonist Karen - not that one

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Brief Battles Brings Butts, Pants And A Cast Of Indie Stars To Switch In February

    Crossovers with Yooka-Laylee, World of Goo and more

    Juicy Cupcake has revealed that its "butt 'em up" game, Brief Battles, is bopping its way to a Switch near you in February. A brand new trailer has been released (see above), revealing a 21st February release date and showing off plenty of the underwear-fueled party action you can expect to enjoy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday8th Dec 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Online Multiplayer Games

    The best online games available for Switch right now

    Nintendo Switch is the perfect console for local multiplayer - simply crack off those Joy-Con and start having fun with whoever happens to be in the room with you. However, the console has built up a solid portfolio of online multiplayer games since launch, too, and we've picked out a handful - in...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
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  • Guide Looking For Super Kirby Clash Passwords? Here Are A Few To Get You Started

    Get those Fragments and Gem Apples

    Update (8th Dec, 09:00 GMT): We've added the codes for December to the lists below and removed all expired codes. Update (3rd Nov, 09:00 GMT): We've added the codes for November to the lists below and removed all expired codes. Update (4th Oct, 09:00 BST): Nintendo of Europe has shared a new password for October...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Kirby
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games

    Piecing it together

    From the very beginning, Nintendo handhelds have been a powerhouse in the puzzle genre, championing games that might have been lost in the bombastic, graphics-obsessed arena of home consoles. Switch’s bridging of the portable/home console divide means it can uphold that proud puzzling tradition while also giving on-the-go...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Puzzle Games
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Strategy Games

    The best RTS, 4X, strategy and tactics games on Switch

    Strategy games by their very nature require deep thought and careful consideration, and many gamers these days often find it hard to embark on epic multi-hour campaigns in a single sitting. Planning a multi-turn offensive in a 4X game like Civilization or outfitting your party with optimal gear...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Games
  • News Introducing The 64Mate, A New All-In-One N64 Storage Add-On "Launching Soon" On Kickstarter

    Who needs the 64DD?

    If you know your way around a Nintendo 64, you’ll know the base of the console can be connected to peripherals such as the 64DD. If you never got your hands on this hardware, it means you’ve probably never attached your legendary 64-bit system to anything in the past. Well, soon you might finally have a reason to lift up the...

    • Retro
    • Nintendo 64
    • Kickstarter
    • N64
    • Accessories
  • Guide Pokémon GO - Looming In The Shadows Walkthrough: Mysterious Components, Rocket Radar And Battling Giovanni

    Quest Details for all Six Stages - New Special Research Drops as Team GO Rocket Invasion Intensifies

    There’s never a dull moment in Pokémon GO. Squeezing itself in before Pokémon chatter turns to Sword and Shield’s release next week, and hot on the heels of the Halloween and ‘Colossal Discovery’ events, Niantic have put live another new...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • Rumour Unannounced Disney Action Game Remake In The Works For Switch

    And PlayMagic is helping out

    YouTuber Doctre81, who last weekend revealed the rumoured Ridge Racer 8 project exclusive to Switch had likely been axed, has now seemingly discovered information about an unannounced Disney action game remake on its way to the Switch and other platforms. This finding comes from the

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
    • PlayMagic
  • Guide Switch, Switch Lite Or 2DS XL? The Nintendo Christmas Console Buying Guide For Parents

    Pick the right console for your little one

    If you're a parent wondering what to buy your lovely cherub for Christmas this year, then presumably because you strumbled on to this website you are in the market for picking up a Nintendo console. A wise choice, and one of which we heartily approve. But with so many bewildering options out there, you...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Features
  • Video Legend Of Zelda Fan Spends 24 Hours In Ocarina Of Time VR

    Living in Hyrule

    We've seen 24-hour gaming marathons before, but this particular story is slightly different. A YouTuber by the name of SwankyBox, who is said to be a "huge" fan of the Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, recently cut himself off from the real world and spent hours exploring the 64-bit land of Hyrule - while...

    • Video
    • Zelda
    • VR
    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • Random Senran Kagura Was Almost Named 'Ninjugs' Here In The West

    "better judgment sliced through and prevailed"

    Senran Kagura by Marvelous might not be the most well-known series here in the west, but it is beginning to get more exposure. Most recently, the localisation team at XSEED Games helped release Senran Kagura: Peach Ball on the Nintendo Switch. Once again, this game starred the usual group of female...

    • Random
    • Senran Kagura
    • XSEED
    • Marvelous
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Solatorobo Developer Open To The Idea Of Remaking Nintendo DS Exclusive

    "the possibility is there"

    Reflect on the Nintendo DS generation and you might remember the system exclusive Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. The action-RPG by CyberConnect2 was well-received across all regions but only sold around 100,000 copies worldwide. Is there a chance of the game ever getting a remake, though? CyberConnect2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama...

    • DS
    • Nintendo DS
    • Bandai Namco
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield's Galarian Zigzagoon: How To Find And Evolve Into Galarian Linoone And Obstagoon

    KISS that Linoone goodbye

    Pokémon have always had various ways of evolving into new beasties, and Pokémon Sword and Shield are no different. One of these curious contenders is the monochromatic Galarian Zigzagoon, which can be found all over the Wild Area, but you're better off looking on Routes 2 and

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Find and Evolve
  • Review Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy - A Somewhat Drab Retelling Of A Classic Series

    Fighting (Fantasy) words

    For readers of a certain age – to which this writer is very much a member – adventure gamebooks were the best. Splicing the agency of roleplay with the narrative depth of a fantasy novel, these souped-up ‘choose your own adventure’ novels took readers on all manner of dark and daring quests that could easily end...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Deathtrap Dungeon Trilogy
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #20 - Super Smash Bros.

    A real brawler

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the series where we pit regional variations of video game box covers from back in the day against each other in a savage fight to the death. Okay, it isn't that dramatic - it's just a poll - but let's get into the spirit and pretend that the stakes are incredibly high this lovely Sunday afternoon, hmm?...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Super Smash Bros.