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TodayThu, 29th Sep 2022

  • News Meet "The Galaxy's Greatest Heroes" In Gorgeous Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Trailer

    It'll have you raving

    Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out very, very soon — it's nearly October, after all! And in preparation, we've got a brand new trailer that shows off some of the game's gorgeous visuals, but in cutscenes and in gameplay. Who are "the galaxy's greatest heroes" though? Well, it's Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Ubisoft
  • News Check Out Ed Sheeran's Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Song 'Celestial'

    Update: Music video out now

    Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 17:15]: Pretty much a week to the hour later, Ed Sheeran has dropped the music video for his Pokémon collaboration song 'Celestial'. What's more interesting, however, is that The Pokémon Company states that the song "will be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!" We're thinking...

    • Pokemon
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature We Take The Fan-Created 'Super Mario Bros. 5' For A Spin

    Spoilers: It's a blast

    Although Nintendo seems to have largely forgotten about it, Super Mario Maker 2 still has its fans. Indeed, so it should; it's a remarkably accessible creative tool for users to turn the Mario levels of their dreams into a reality with an incredibly intuitive UI and toolkit that built on the foundation of the remarkable Wii U...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Japanese Charts Splatoon 3 Closes In On 3 Million Copies Sold

    There's just no stopping it!

    Crikey, there's just no stopping Splatoon 3, is there? For a game that caused many to question the validity of its own existence, its success in Japan (and worldwide, mind you!) has proven that the franchise is undoubtedly as popular as ever. Selling 301,845 copies last week, the sequel is swifly closing in on 3 million...

    • Splatoon
    • Japanese Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fired Nintendo Worker Comes Forward With An Account Of Their Dismissal

    Claims they asked Doug Bowser a "downer question"

    After filing a complaint against Nintendo of America and recruitment firm Aston Carter earlier this year which alleged "concerted activities" and "coercive actions", the former contractor who filed that complaint with the NLRB has come forward, revealing their identity and offering further details...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • Nintendo Download 29th September (North America)

    Overwatch 2! Penko Park! PICROSS S8!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Overwatch 2 (Blizzard, 4th Oct,...

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  • News Bullet Hell Metroidvania 'The Knight Witch' Finally Gets A Release Date On Switch

    Brewing up a storm in November

    Cast your minds back to April of this year. Yes, to some it might just seem like yesterday, but we promise, it's been pretty much half a year at this point. Team 17 had announced a pretty sweet looking metroidvania and bullet hell mashup called The Knight Witch, but unfortunately gave no indication as to when we'd be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Wiglett Is Evidence Of Crab-Like Pokémon Evolution, Says Fan

    Become as crab

    Nature abhors a vacuum, but nature bloody loves a crab. You see, there's this thing called "convergent evolution", in which two entirely separate species end up evolving into very, very similar-looking (but unrelated!) forms. The most famous and eminently meme-able example of this phenomenon is carcinisation — multiple crustacean...

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    • Crab News Thursday
    • Pokemon
  • News Cuphead Is Finally Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Includes 'Delicious Last Course' DLC

    It's Cuphead's birthday - hooray! Although the hard-as-nails platformer only launched on the Nintendo Switch back in 2019, it initially released on Windows and Xbox One back on September 29th, 2017, making Cuphead five years old as of today. Mad! To celebrate the milestone, developer and publisher Studio MDHR...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Limited Run Games Launches Book Publishing Imprint 'Press Run'

    SNES and Virtual Boy encyclopedias out now

    Limited Run Games has announced that it has launched a book publishing imprint called 'Press Run', which aims to bring gaming related books to the masses, including retrospectives, encyclopedias, and more. Led by gaming experts Jeremy Parish (1Up Network, USgamer, IGN, Retronauts) and Jared Petty (IGN,...

    • Limited Run
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Fans May Have Translated The Zonai Text In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer

    But the debate is ongoing

    A brand new Zelda trailer always brings a lot of excitement, and there was an extra layer of jubilation with the newest The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer — one, because we have a name, and two, we have a release date — 12th May 2023! But what everyone is really after are the theories. The answers. And...

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    • Zelda
    • Tears of the Kingdom
  • News Gorgeous Pixel-Art Metroidvania Secures Funding For A Switch Port

    Update: Kickstarter stretch goal passed!

    Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 11:00 BST]: With its Kickstarter ending later today, the pixel-art Metroidvania Rebel Transmute has successfully passed the stretch goal required for a Switch version of the game. At the time of writing, the finding stands at $25,611, surpassing the $24,000 needed to get the game...

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    • Metroidvania
  • News Surprise! Skyrim Anniversary Edition Is Out Now On The Switch eShop

    Wait, I know you

    Let's admit it: we knew that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition was coming to Switch. You knew it too, and seemingly so did all of Taiwan and Europe after the game was rated in each region over the course of the last few months. What we didn't know was when we would be ab

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    • Switch eShop
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • Bethesda
  • News Mario Kart Tour Prepares For Battle With A New Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Preparations are indeed being made

    Mario Kart Tour has just received a new update, bringing the game up to a nice round 'Version 3.0.0'. There's not a great deal to note here, as the update appears to be mainly preparation for the upcoming Battle Mode and Spotlight Shop which, as previously reported, is Nintendo's alternative to the game's...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mobile
    • Update
  • News Terraria's Huge New 'Labor Of Love' Update Is Now Live, Here's What's Included

    And it's entirely free

    Although Re-Logic issued its 'Journey's End' update for Terraria on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, it's not done with the game just yet. The team behind this 2D crafting, survival and exploration experience has now released a brand new 'Labor of Love' update. It bumps the game up to Version 1.4.4 and includes new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Bayonetta 1 & 2 Receive New Update Ahead Of Third Game's Launch

    Includes additional language support

    PlatinumGames' anticipated release Bayonetta 3 is finally launching on the Nintendo Switch next month, and ahead of its launch, Nintendo has issued a new update for the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the system. Version 1.1.0 for both games includes additional language support options. Here are the patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bayonetta
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Survey Asks Fans What Pokémon Games & Spin-Offs They Want

    A new Mystery Dungeon, another remake and more...

    Every now and then companies will send out surveys to diehard fans asking what kind of games they would like to see in the future based on certain franchises. We've seen Atlus and others like Capcom do this, and most recently it seems Nintendo has issued one, specifically about Pokémon. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (US)

    And they sold out in record time again

    One of the best ways to enhance the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service is to pick up some of Nintendo's retro controllers. Earlier today, it seems there was another surprise restock of Nintendo 64 controllers in the US for Switch Online members. Unfortunately, they were sold out in record time once again...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Accessories
    • North America
  • News Don't Worry, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Editions Are On The Way

    Check your emails

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got off to a strong start when it was released in July, but one minor setback was the delay of the special edition/collector's edition in select locations around the world. Months later, it seems Nintendo has finally got around to shipping the fancier physical copies of the game in the US and certain other...

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    • Nintendo
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YesterdayWed, 28th Sep 2022

  • Guide All The New And Returning Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

    Piggies! Olives! Electric mice!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Scarlet and Violet will be out later this year — the 18th November, 2022, to be exact — and they're both based around the Iberian...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Everything We Know So Far

    Gen IX beckons...

    The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, the two new entries in the long-running Pokémon RPG series. The second mainline Pokémon game on the Switch after Sword & Shield, this 9th Generation of Pokemon will be launching on 18th November and pre-orders are

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Footage Of Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Weird Little Fella 'Wiglett' Revealed

    Update: Official trailer drops

    Update [Thu 29th Sep 2022, 14:10 BST]: The Pokémon Company has just dropped a brand new trailer for Wiglett, yesterday's rather unusual discovery. He's coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet this November, and now we know a little bit more about this strange creature. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News We've Played Sonic Frontiers, But What Did We Think Of It?

    Check out our impressions right here

    Ah, Sonic Frontiers... The game isn't even out and yet it seems everyone and their nan has given their own hot take on Sega's latest entry. After some pretty poor gameplay demonstrations earlier this year, public opinion has slowly become more positive as we get closer to that November 8th release date, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Splatoon 3 To Receive New Update This Week, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Touching up the ink

    A hefty update is set to come to Splatoon 3 on September 29th for North America and September 30th for Europe and Japan. The update is mainly focused on fixing communication issues as well as certain problems which have arisen during online battles. The full patch notes were published by Nintendo Japan, with the following...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Shares Details On October Updates And Beyond

    Be Prepared

    Gameloft has given Disney Dreamlight Valley players a heads-up as to what updates to expect in the game over the coming weeks — yes, it really is October very soon (less than a week, even!). And perhaps the biggest thing to note is that the iconic villain from The Lion King, Scar, is coming to the game "in around 3 weeks". Previously...

    • Switch eShop
    • Disney
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo: Upcoming Splatoon 3 Patch Will Resolve Super Sea Snails Glitch

    Some players didn't receive their snails...

    If you participated in the recent Splatoon 3 Splatfest, but haven't yet received your Super Sea Snails, don't worry - Nintendo is on the case. Apparently, there's been a slight issue - where some Splatoon 3 players who voted and have viewed the final results have not received their Super Sea Snails...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Prepares For Title Update 2, Here Are The Patch Notes

    2 Hunt 2 Furious

    The next big Title Update for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak drops tomorrow, 29th September, and ahead of this free update, Capcom has shared the patch notes for version 12.0.0. This second glut of free content brings in three more monsters to the hunt — Flaming Espinas (who debuted in Monster Hunter Frontier, Violet Mizutsune (a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
    • Update
  • News Mario Movie Twitter Account Has Thousands Of Followers Before Making A Single Post

    Let's-a... wait?

    Following a contentious casting announcement, and a period of delays and new release dates, we found out that Illumination's upcoming Mario movie (tentatively titled Super Mario Bros.) will be getting its first teaser trailer at New York Comic C

    • News
    • Super Mario
    • Movies
  • Review Voodoo Detective - Stylish And Low-Stress Monkey Island-Inspired Adventuring

    Voodoo you think you are?

    You may have heard of a little game releasing on Switch this month – a point-and-click graphic adventure featuring Voodoo mysticism, set in the Caribbean and with music by Peter McConnell, composer on Monkey Island 2? That’s right! It’s Voodoo Detective, the magical, mystical debut from Short Sleeve Studio, hot on the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 3 Players Discover Sloshing Machine Exploit That Allows You To Splat Through Walls

    Patch incoming, surely

    The astronomical rise of Splatoon 3 was always going to result in players finding exploits in the game, but we didn't think that one such problem would let you splat players through walls. Glance over Twitter, however, and it not only seems that this issue exists, but that players are using it to their own advantage. Because...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo
  • News Smurfs Kart Nails Down A November Release Date

    Update: Trailer and physical edition revealed!

    Update [Wed 28th Sep, 2022 16:00 BST]: Microids has released the debut trailer for Smurfs Kart and confirmed a final release date, with the racing title zooming onto Switch on November 15th, 2022. The trailer itself is pretty standard stuff, running through some key karting skills that, if you're a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News It's Summer Time In Harvestella As Square Enix Shares A Heap Of New Info

    Locations, jobs, and... sandwiches?

    Harvestella is one of about ninety (haha, joking) farming sims launching on the Switch in the coming months, so naturally Sqaure Enix will be keen to show off more of the game and get the hype train rolling ahead of its official release on November 4th. We've already been treated to a demo (and be sure to tell us...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Shadowrun Trilogy Is Getting A Limited Run Physical Release On Switch

    Pre-orders open later this week

    Following on from a digital release earlier this year, the highly praised Shadowrun Trilogy - based on the cyberpunk-style fantasy tabletop RPG - will soon be getting a Limited Run Games physical release on the Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders will be made available later this week on September 30th. There's a standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Legendary Japanese Puzzle Franchise 'Magical Drop' Returns With A New Entry

    Magical Drop VI launches this Winter

    Publisher Forever Entertainment has announced that Magical Drop VI will be launching on Nintendo Switch this Winter, marking a return for the Japanese puzzle franchise after the most recent entry, Magical Drop V, released way back in 2012 on Steam. The Magical Drop series features classic colour-matching...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fans Make Kirby Card Game Featuring Chef Kawasaki In A Micro Bikini

    But it has now been removed from sale

    We never really expected to write about anything like this, but Automaton Media has reported on a rather unusual fan-made Kirby card game. That seems relatively harmless on its own — despite the fact that it's a card game featuring Kirby, a pretty huge Nintendo property, that was being sold on the Japanese...

    • Random
    • Kirby
    • Japan
  • Review Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival - A Solid Entry That Marches To A Familiar Beat

    The same old song and dance

    More than twenty years after its initial inception, chances are you know by now whether or not the Taiko no Tatsujin franchise is for you. Featuring rhythmic gameplay via four methods of control (buttons, touch screen, motion controls, or the drum accessory itself), the new entry from Bandai Namco — Taiko no Tatsujin:...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Find Out How Pokémon Cards Are Made In This Never-Before-Seen Internal Video

    Snap!

    If you've ever wanted to see how the cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game are made, then PokéBeach's latest discovery will make you extremely happy. And even if you don't, this is one of the most satisfying videos we've ever seen (thanks,

    • Video
    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News My Nintendo Store Is Back Online After Almost A Week Of Maintenance (UK)

    Update: It's back!

    Update: No less than minutes after we shared the news that the My Nintendo Store was still down in the UK, it's back online! Coincidence? Yes. Though we'd like to think we spurred on the store's re-opening. Head on over there to take a look at it! Original article: The UK 'My Nintendo Store' has been down for maintenance since...

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    • My Nintendo Store
    • UK
  • News Scizor And Scyther Are The Latest Pokémon To Join Pokémon Unite

    And more Pokémon are on the way

    Pokémon Unite for Switch and mobile devices has continued the expansion of its fighter roster with the release of the Pokémon Scizor and Scyther. Scyther (the bug and flying-type) and its evolved form Scizor (the bug and steel-type) come with a whole range of moves, which you can see in the character spotlight...

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  • News Gigantosaurus Looks To Take On Mario Kart With Prehistoric Karting Mayhem

    More of the same prehistoric formula

    We could fill a starting grid with all of the Mario Kart-esque racers which have sought to ride in the plumber's slipstream over the past few years, and Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart looks to be the latest to join the fleet. Published by Outright Games in collaboration with Cyber Group Studios, the team has today...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Goodies Up For Grabs In Playtonic's Charity Auction For SpecialEffect

    Art of Tricky from Star Fox Adventures is one potential prize

    The fabulous folks over at Playtonic Games, the developer behind Yooka Laylee and Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair and publisher of Demon Turf, BPM: Bullets Per Minute, and Lil Gator Game, will be holding a charity auction next Friday, 7th October, to raise money for SpecialEffect's '

    • Nintendo
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  • News SNK Celebrates Art Of Fighting 30th Anniversary With A New Illustration

    The original game launched in 1992

    Last week SNK celebrated Art of Fighting's 30th anniversary. This particular fighter was first released for Neo Geo and arcades in September 1992. It helped pave the way for the genre and eventually got a second game (1994) and third game (1996). SNK shared this special occasion by sharing a new drawing by SNK...

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  • Anniversary Picross S Turns 5 - We Doff Our Caps To Switch's Most Dependable Puzzler

    We salute you, Sir

    It's five years to the day since Jupiter's long-running puzzle series first made the jump to Switch with Picross S, and please forgive us if we get a little nostalgic. With the eighth entry in the S saga coming to the Switch eShop in a matter of hours, there's no denying that each new entry amounts to a fresh DLC pack featuring...

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    • Picross
    • Switch eShop
  • News Overwatch 2 Gets New Defence Matrix To Combat "Cheaters And Disruptive Players"

    Out with the old and in with the new

    Overwatch 2 will arrive as a free-to-play game on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms very soon — on October 4th. Replacing the original Overwatch servers in the process, the sequel is set to introduce a huge number of new players to the online game increasing the prospect of disruptive behaviour and...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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Tuesday27th Sep 2022

  • Guide Best Point And Click Adventure Games For Nintendo Switch

    For the clicks

    In the years since launch, Nintendo Switch has hosted games from across the genres, including an array of old-school point and click adventure games, a genre which flourished on PCs in the old days and one which Nintendo's hybrid console offers a convenient way to play. The system's touchscreen makes it an ideal match for games which...

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    • Switch Essentials
  • Review Tunic - Old-School Adventuring With Nods To Zelda, Unforgiving And Ingenious

    Surprisingly, the fox isn’t saving a princess from a pig-man

    The opening moments of Tunic fooled us into thinking we were in for a derivative Zelda-like adventure. A diminutive fox-like character wearing a green tunic reminiscent of a certain hero wakes up on a beach. From an isometric camera angle, this fox (known as the Ruin Seeker) finds a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News You Can Now Add Splatoon 3 Widgets To Android And iOS Home Screens

    Stay fresh with this cool new feature

    Nintendo has added a cool new feature to the Switch Online mobile application - allowing users to add Splatoon 3 widgets to their phone's main menus. To access these new features, you'll need to have the app downloaded on your device of choice and be logged in with your Nintendo Network ID. Be sure to also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Pokémon Unite's Next Batch Of Playable Pokémon Revealed In New Datamine

    Spoilers ahead

    The Pokémon Unite roster is set to expand with a public test website for the game confirming Clefable, Zoroark and Sableye will all be "available to play" in a future update. There's been no major announcement about these Pokémon just yet, but a dataminer has revealed some of the game's artwork for each of these monsters (below)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Datamine
  • News Pokémon Center's Very Big, Very Round Spheal Plushie Is Now Available In America

    Update: The big boi is ready to be bought

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 12:45 BST]: Folks, it's official — the big ol' Spheal plush which was previously exclusive to Japan is now available in America! The company revealed via the official @Pokemon Twitter that the much-admired Spheal plushie can now be purchased on the Pokémon Center US store for a...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • North America
  • News Nintendo Introduces Two New Fire Emblem Engage Characters

    Meet the twins

    The tactical RPG series Fire Emblem is returning early next year on the Switch with the new game Fire Emblem Engage. In the lead-up to its release, Intelligent Systems and Nintendo have been slowly sharing more footage and information about the characters and gameplay in this new entry. The latest news drop focuses on the new monk...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Fire Emblem
  • News You Can Now Play NES Games On The Analogue Pocket

    SNES functionality also recently made available

    Here's something for retro gaming fans to celebrate this morning — thanks to Adam Gastineau, you can now play NES games on your Analogue Pocket. This tiny little handheld device can already play a number of retro handheld games with FPGA accuracy, and now you can add the 8-bit Nintendo console to...

    • NES
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Analogue Pocket
  • News Nintendo Shares "Thank You" Message And End Credits For Dragalia Lost

    On the game's fourth anniversary

    Nintendo and Cygames' mobile RPG Dragalia Lost officially closes its doors on 30th November, and with the main story now over and services gradually being reduced, the Big N has shared a message thanking players for their support of the popular mobile game. On the game's fourth anniversary — today — Nintendo...

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    • Dragalia Lost
    • Mobile
  • News Capcom Fighting Collection Receives A Free QoL Update, Out Now For Switch

    Viewable hitboxes, new gem colours and more!

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 02:30 BST]: This update is now live for the Capcom Fighting Collection. You can see the full patch notes over on Capcom's official website. There are even some Switch-specific fixes in there! Original article [Thu 22nd Sep, 2022 04:55 BST]: The official Street

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    • Switch eShop
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  • News Pre-Orders For Good Smile's Metroid Dread Samus Aran Figma Are Now Live

    Coming late 2023

    After teasing its reveal for the best part of 2022, Good Smile Company has now finally unveiled the much-anticipated 'Samus Aran: DREAD ver.' online, with pre-orders now available (thanks Nintendo Soup!) Modelled on Samus' appearance in MecurySteam's Metroid Dread, the figure is highly posable and comes with all of the added...

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    • Merchandise
    • Good Smile Company
  • News Tunic Aesthetics And Ratchet & Clank Action Meet In 'Trifox', Out On Switch Next Month

    How do you out-fox a fox with a gun?

    Belgian developer Glowfish Entertainment's debut game Trifox rides in on the bushy tail of Tunic's Switch arrival to ask a key question: what if your fox protagonist had explosives — or magic, or a giant hammer for that matter? The answer can be found when the game releases on Switch on October 13th,a full day...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • News First-Person Horror Game 'Charon's Staircase' Ascends Onto Switch In October

    Update: Release date officially announced

    Update [Tue 27th Sep, 2022 16:00 BST]: SOEDESCO has today revealed that Charon's Staircase will be ready and waiting on Switch to accompany you on your Halloween weekend. The game will launch on 28th October — both physically and digitally. We've got a few brand new screenshots of the upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Community Found A Great Switch Game We Didn't Review? We Want To Know

    Highlight a 'hidden gem' with a shoutout

    With the busy month of September coming to an end, publishers are shadow-dropping great-looking games on Switch eShop even in these closing days. Dropsy is the latest one, a point-and-click adventure coming hot on the tail of the most anticipated point-and-click adventure of the last decade or more, and from...

    • Community
    • Reader Recommendations
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
  • Mini Review Penko Park - A Worthy Spiritual Successor To Pokémon Snap

    “We’re going to make a fortune with this place”

    There has never been a better time to be a Pokémon Snap fan than during the Switch era. From the excellent New Pokémon Snap delivering a sequel over 20 years in the making to the long-awaited rerelease of the original Pokémon Snap on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it seems like the...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Dragon Quest V Is 30 Years Old Today

    The best Dragon Quest?

    One of the Super Famicom's most-celebrated RPGs turns 30 today in Japan. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride was the series' first game on the 16-bit console, and even today, Dragon Quest V is fondly remembered, despite the game not receiving an official Western release until its 2009 DS port. The Super Famicom (or...

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    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Dragon Quest
    • Square Enix
  • News Taiwanese-Developed Action RPG Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Arrives On Switch In 2023

    The long-standing series makes its Nintendo debut

    Softstar Entertainment and DOMO Studio's Xuan Yuan Sword 7 will be coming to Switch next year. eastasiasoft announced that the 2020 action RPG — which saw PlayStation 4 and Xbox One ports in 2021 — will be coming to Nintendo's console in 2023 (thanks, Gematsu!). The Xuan Yuan Sword series,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash-Style Indie Brawler Slap City Gets A Surprise Release On Switch eShop

    Featuring new characters and online crossplay

    Nintendo Switch is home to all sorts of brawlers and if the existing lineup of offerings wasn't already enough, Ludosity (the same team behind Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl) has today released Slap City. Slap City is an indie-themed platform fighter featuring characters like Ittle Dew and Ultra Fishbunjin...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indies
  • News First 4 Figures Expands Kirby Range With Two King Dedede Statues, Pre-Orders Open

    Can our wallets enter mouthful mode for this?

    Known for its range of appealing yet eye-wateringly expensive collectables, First 4 Figures is setting about expanding its Kirby range with two new King Dedede statues (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). Coming in either classic or masked appearance, the figures are available as both Standard ($509.99) and...

    • Kirby
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Retro Top-Down Shooter 'Splatter Zombiecalypse Now' Takes Zombies Into Film Noir

    You should've gone for the head

    Following in the slipstream of HBO's The Last of Us trailer, Splatter Zombiecalypse Now makes it quite the 24 hours for zombie news. Unlike Ellie and Joel's foray into the realms of live action, however, this Untold Tales / Dreamworlds collaboration does have a release date, as the zombie-hunting rampage begins on...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday26th Sep 2022

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus -September 27th 2022

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon details, as we get them

    The Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour events were first introduced to the game in February 2020. Every week for one hour only (6pm - 7pm local time) a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and a Mystery Bonus will activate. This gives you a chance to catch...

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    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
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  • Talking Point Which Zelda Game Should You Play First?

    Where should you start if you're new to The Legend?

    The announcement of a solid release date for BOTW2 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom marked the beginning of a new, more intense phase of enthusiasm for one of the most anticipated sequels of the decade. Sure, a new Zelda game is always big news, but when it's a follow-up to one of the most...

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  • News Team Gear Wins Splatoon 3's Deserted Island Splatfest

    Update: Team Fun led at the Halftime Report

    Update [Mon 26th Sep, 2022 09:45 BST]: The winner of the first proper Splatfest for Splatoon 3 is Shiver's Team Gear! At the time of writing this, Team Gear also received the highest number of votes in our poll — 54% of you sided with Deep Cut's blue idol. That means Shiver has won two Splatfests so...

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    • Splatoon 3
  • Review Hokko Life - An Animal Crossing-Like That Lacks Charm And Originality

    Horsing about on island life

    In recent times, life sims and 'wholesome' gaming have taken almost every platform by storm, and now developer Wonderscope Games presents Hokko Life, a colourful community simulator encouraging you to take life at your own pace. This intriguing animal-filled life sim echoes one of Nintendo's most popular titles but...

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  • News Tactics Ogre: Reborn Producer: "We Didn't Think About Making It HD-2D"

    A classic reborn

    One of the most exciting games amidst Square Enix's huge slate of releases over the next six months is Tactics Ogre: Reborn, an enhanced version of the PSP version of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the classic Super Famicom strategy RPG. And given Square Enix's recent retro visual style in HD-2D, many were disappointed this...

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  • Video Get A Closer Look At Splatoon 3's Upcoming amiibo

    Smallfry, he's our guy

    Ever since their first reveal during Splatoon 3's dedicated August Direct, we have been eagerly awaiting news of the Splatland's newest amiibo. Then, last week, things began to shift when an online listing seemed to suggest that the three interactive figures could be

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  • Random Kirby Gets An Elden Ring Makeover In This Detailed Crossover Art

    Consider us felled

    There are a whole horde of things that you never want to come across in Elden Ring: a teleport trap just as you discover a new area, a pack of wolves falling from the sky when you are low on Crimson Tears, an oncoming attack from Kirby in a full suit of armou- wait, what? That's right folks, in a crossover that you never knew you...

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  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Gains Ground As Splatoon 3 Continues To Dominate

    Nintendo's racer aims for gold

    Splatoon 3 continues its dominance in the UK market (physically, at least) thanks to the latest charts data. The multiplayer sequel comes in at number one again, but right on its heels is none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Originally released back in April 2017 - over five years ago now - Nintendo's kart racer has...

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    • UK
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  • Random A Look Into The Birthplace Of Banjo-Kazooie Developer Rare Ltd

    Or 'Ultimate Play the Game', as it used to be known

    As that weird android from Ridley Scott's Prometheus once said: "big things come from small beginnings". Or was that Lawrence of Arabia..? Anyway... It's a quote that can be attributed to the creation of many of our favourite game developers, but is perhaps most valid when describing the early days...

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  • News NieR: Automata Anime Will Not Follow The Game's Story, Says Director

    'I brought up the idea of changing things around'

    It was way back in February of this year that we learnt NieR: Automata would be getting its own anime series. As a sword-swinging action JRPG set in a dystopian future, this decision made a lot of sense. After seven long months of silence on the project, however, this weekend's Aniplex Online Fest...

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  • News A Mysterious New Silent Hill Game Has Been Rated In Korea

    Could it be..? That town..?

    Rumours of a Silent Hill revival from Konami have been doing the rounds for quite some time now and it looks like it's all-but-confirmed thanks to a new rating from The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea (cheers, Gematsu). Titled, Silent Hill: The Short Message, the rating comes from UNIANA, a company that...

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  • News How Many '80s References Can You Spot In This Upcoming, Nostalgic Point-And-Click?

    Out on Switch in the spookiest month

    It's almost Spooky Season, and what better kind of game to curl up with than a cosy little point-and-click that'll have you yearning for the '80s and also lets you solve a murder? Epic Llama's Unusual Findings aims to do both of those things with its retro pixel style and immaculate '80s vibes. Headbands,...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Art Experience Is Coming To Manchester Next Month (UK)

    Smeargle would be happy

    The Pokémon Company has revealed that it will be taking over the Trafford Centre in Manchester next month! From 17th October to 13th November — just five days before Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's release — 'Pokémon Art Through the Ages' will let kids (and adults) learn about different art techniques. During the...

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  • News Absurd Point-And-Click Adventure 'Dropsy' Drops On Switch Later This Week

    Clowning about

    Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that point-and-click adventure game Dropsy will be heading to the Switch very soon on September 29th. Original released on Windows, OS X, and Linux back in 2015, Dropsy is an "open-world" point-and-click title that stars Dropsy the Clown as the titular character in a story that "harnesses...

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  • News E3 Returns On June 13th, 2023 With A Vision "To Reunite The Industry"

    Will have separate 'business' and 'gamer' days

    Back in July, it was confirmed that, following some uncertain years, E3 2023 would definitely be happening, and now we know the exact dates of the show: Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th June 2023. The once-annual event is now being run by ReedPop, which is behind other popular events such as PAX East and...

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  • News Ubisoft Unveils Two Adorable Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Figurines

    Each comes with a code for an in-game weapon skin

    In the run up to the launch of Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on October 20th, Ubisoft has unveiled two new 'Ubicollectible' figurines based on the game. Depicting the Rabbids versions of Mario and Peach respectively, each will come with a code for an in-game weapon skin. We should also mention...

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  • News Netflix Is Bringing Back 'Onimusha' As An Anime Helmed By Takashi Miike

    Breaking the three-year Onimusha silence

    As part of its TUDUM showcase, Netflix has announced that an Onimusha anime series is in the works and has revealed a number of first-look images via a tweet from their Anime account. According to Eurogamer, the show will utilise a '3DCG' character art style with hand-drawn backgrounds. Such an approach has...

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    • Anime
  • News Prepare For Cozy Gaming Season With Hand-Drawn Adventure 'A Winding Path'

    Sketches an October release date

    Coming from indie developer Three Eyed Games, A Winding Path will see you thrown into a fantasy world in which the rain has ceased to fall, the rivers are drying up and the crops are failing — sounds pleasant, right? Fortunately, this monochrome adventure is all about putting this world right, and publisher Flynn's...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie

Sunday25th Sep 2022

  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares Update On Version 1.6 Release

    It's coming "when it's ready"

    Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone's lifestyle-farming simulation Stardew Valley is getting a 1.6 update in the future. In June, he revealed how it would focus on modding and also add in some "new content". So, what's the latest? Don't worry - it's still on the way. In response to a fan's question on social media asking about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Random This Super Mario Maker 2 Fan Spent Seven Years Crafting 'Super Mario Bros. 5'

    An unofficial project featuring 40 courses across 8 worlds

    Nintendo has officially ended support for Super Mario Maker 2, but there's still a passionate fanbase out there taking the game to the next level. One player, in particular, who never left the latest entry was Nintendo fan and Twitter user @MetroidMike64. This talented individual has gone...

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    • Super Mario Maker
  • News No Man Sky's 4.0 Update Will Be "Fully Focused" On The Nintendo Switch Launch

    And "delivering that technical mini miracle"

    One of the many titles coming to the Nintendo Switch next month is the ambitious space epic No Man's Sky. The release of the game lines up with the 4.0 update, and if you're wondering what else might be included, it seems the Switch version is "the focus" of this next game update. Hello Games' founder...

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  • News Anime-Style 3D-2D Shoot 'Em Up Angelian Trigger Locks In A Switch Release

    Take note, Space Harrier fans

    The Nintendo Switch is already home to a lot of retro and modern shoot 'em up games, and if you're hungry for more - you'll want to be on the lookout for Angelian Trigger, arriving on the hybrid system in 2023. This anime and Space Harrier-style game by PiXEL will feature a unique 3D-2D style of gameplay with both...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shmup
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Star Fox Adventures

    “Meanwhile, in a lost corner of the Lylat System...”

    Hi everyone; welcome to another edition of 'Box Art Brawl'! We hope you've all had a fun and productive week since our last battle. Last time, we took a look at a GameCube classic with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life to celebrate the recent announcement of its remake, Story of Seasons: A...

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  • Back Page 8 Completely Real 'Life Simulators' That We Want To See On Switch

    Reporting live from MUGS

    In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the internet, but we still love terrible jokes —...

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  • News Oxenfree II For Nintendo Switch Has Been Delayed Until 2023

    "Thank you for your patience"

    Back in April last year, an Indie World presentation went out with a bang - revealing Oxenfree II: Lost Signals for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, it seems the same title has been delayed again. In an update on social media, developer Night School Studio said it needed some more time to make the game "truly...

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Saturday24th Sep 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Golf Games

    Spoil your walk with Switch

    Updated with Cursed to Golf and Easy Come Easy Golf. Enjoy! When it comes to golf, we're down for almost anything. Crazy golf, mini golf, putt-putt, or any other variant; we're always up for a round. We'll even play normal, proper, ‘big‘ golf. After all, nothing beats walloping a tiny ball around the countryside in...

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    • Best Switch Games
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    • Golf
  • News Rare On GoldenEye 007's Return: "We Just Kept Talking Until We Made It Happen"

    "There were lots of conversations"

    Planets aligned a few weeks ago - with Nintendo announcing the N64 classic GoldenEye 007 would be getting a re-release on modern platforms. It's kind of a miracle, considering how long the game has been stuck in licensing hell. Rare's boss Craig Duncan has now shed some light on the situation behind the scenes...

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    • Rare
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  • Talking Point Where Are All The Lord Of The Rings RPGs On Console?

    Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a RPG

    The year was 2002. Peter Jackson was about to release the second instalment in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, EA had bagged the rights to the video game adaptations of the films and Vivendi was just about to release its own console adaptation, not of the New Line Cinema property, but adapted directly from...

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  • Review Airoheart - Adequate Adventuring For Link To The Past Obsessives

    "We have 2D Zelda at home"

    It’s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and if that is indeed the case, then Airoheart is one of the most sycophantic releases on the Switch today. There's certainly no shortage of 'Zelda-likes' available on the console, but this is a game that stretches the term “inspired by” to its absolute...

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  • News New Avatar: The Last Airbender Nintendo Switch Listing Appears Online

    But there's still no official announcement

    Back in August, Amazon Japan seemingly revealed an unannounced Avatar: The Last Airbender video game, based on the popular Nickelodeon anime-style cartoon series. A follow-up rumour then suggested the game would be arriving on November 8th. Now, in the latest development, the same title, known as "Avatar:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nickelodeon
  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Won't Include Multiplayer

    The team wanted to focus on the "solo experience"

    If you were hoping for some more multiplayer action in the upcoming Switch release Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, we're sorry to say but there won't be any options like this on offer. Speaking to Screenrant, producer Xavier Manzanares clarified how the team decided to focus exclusively on the "solo...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 24th)

    The splat-best of the Splatfest

    After last week's Nintendo Direct extravaganza, this week has seemed a little more relaxed by comparison. As we have prepared ourselves for the weekend's coming Splatfest (go Team Fun!) we have taken our time recuperating from what is already shaping up to be an amazing slate of upcoming games. In the Direct's...

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  • News Bandai Namco Releases Switch Demo For Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival

    Don Chan is back!

    Today marks the digital release of Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival on the Nintendo Switch. If you're still on the fence about this latest entry, Bandai Namco has released a demo which you can download from the Switch eShop right now. It comes with some sample songs including Donderful Everyday and Symphony No.5. It also...

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    • Bandai Namco
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Friday23rd Sep 2022

  • News Nintendo's Huge 'Blockbuster' Sale Ends This Weekend, Up To 85% Off Switch Games And DLC (North America)

    Save further with our discounted eShop credit

    Update: As a quick reminder, Nintendo of America's huge sale is coming to an end this Sunday, 25th September. If you want to take advantage of the sale, make sure to top up your account with our discounted eShop credit (details below), and buy any games that catch your eye by then! Original Article...

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    • North America
  • Review Return To Monkey Island - An Impeccable Encore For An Adventure Gaming Icon

    Look behind you! A three-game series!

    In 1990, Ron Gilbert created the seminal point-and-click adventure The Secret of Monkey Island. It grabbed hearts and hasn’t let go for 32 years. In 1991, he concluded Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge on a bombshell cliffhanger. In 1992, he departed Lucasarts, and the secret third part of his trilogy went...

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  • Feature With Sales Outpacing Pokémon, Why Is Splatoon So Popular In Japan?

    Nintendo is squids in

    It happened almost overnight. One day in May 2015, Splatoon merch appeared everywhere in Japan. Baby inklings dangled from kids’ backpacks. Squid-girl stickers adorned pencil cases. Convenience stores advertised raffles for figurines, coffee cups, and Splatoon-branded bags. This explosion of Splat-swag was perhaps more of a...

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  • News Zelda-Like 'Oceanhorn 2' Scores A Limited Run Physical Release On Nintendo Switch

    Pre-orders open next week

    If you're eager for a Zelda-like fix while you wait for the new game in the series to arrive, one game you might want to check out is Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm. It started out as an Apple Arcade exclusive and was eventually released on the Switch eShop in October 2020. Now, in the latest development, physical...

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  • News Fire Emblem Engage Continues To Look Stunning In New Gameplay Clips

    From the official Japanese Twitter

    September 2022's Nintendo Direct opened with the official reveal of Fire Emblem Engage, a brand new Fire Emblem game, which is releasing next January. And, in the days since, the official Japanese Fire Emblem Twitter account has been sharing clips of some of your future squad members in combat — and it looks...

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  • News Splatoon 3 Players Labelled "Cheaters" For Abusing Special Weapons

    Seeing red ink

    Splatoon 3 is a game where victory tastes extra sweet, especially when you can take on players online, and it hasn't taken players very long to discover exploits within the game. And in Japan, some players are being called "cheaters" for abusing the 'Tenta Missiles' special weapon. Siliconera has reported on this issue which has been...

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  • News Hori Reveals New Pokémon-Themed Designs For The Switch Split Pad Fit

    Pikachu, Mimikyu and Gengar!

    Accessory-maker Hori has revealed it's teaming up with The Pokémon Company to release Pokémon-themed Split Pad Fit. In case you missed it, these Joy-Con-like controllers are a follow-up to Hori's Switch Split Pad Pro, and are officially releasing here in the west as the Switch Split Pad Compact. They'll be available...

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  • News Chris Pratt Has Seen The Super Mario Movie Teaser, Says He's "Blown Away"

    "You will be too, I promise you"

    Illumination has now locked in a Comic-Con "teaser trailer premiere" of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie for October 6th. If you're concerned at all, apparently there's nothing to worry about according to Hollywood actor Chris Pratt - who will be voicing Mario in the film. In a brief message via social media,...

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  • News Takaya Imamura Celebrates Star Fox Adventures' 20th Anniversary

    Update: Former Rare artist Wil Overton shares art too

    Update: It's not just Star Fox's creator who's getting in on sharing art for the GameCube game's anniversary. Former Rare artist and magazine cover designer Wil Overton reveals that he managed to get the Star Fox crew — with Fox McCloud, Krystal, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and General Pepper —...

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  • News Video Game YouTuber Dunkey Launches His Own Indie Publishing Company

    "I'm sick of all the spam"

    YouTuber Jason 'Dunkey' Gastrow has announced his very own indie game publishing company called Bigmode. In a five-minute upload on his YouTube channel, Gastrow explained how he felt he had been sitting on the sidelines for too long, waiting for "great games" to appear, and now wanted to leave a mark on the industry by...

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  • News Detective Pikachu 2 Game "Nearing Release" According To Pokémon Job Profile

    One "unannounced project" is also listed

    In case you missed it, there's a new Detective Pikachu game on the way to the Nintendo Switch. When The Pokémon Company originally announced it in 2019, it was mentioned how it would conclude the original game's story. If you're wondering what's happened to this project since then - don't worry, it's still...

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  • Exclusive When Is 'Shovel Knight Dig' Set? Here's The Official Shovel Knight Timeline

    Let's start at the very beginning

    Since the initial launch of Shovel Knight back in 2014, Yacht Club Games' 2D adventure title has since blossomed into a bonafide franchise thanks to the inclusion of spin-off titles Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon and Shovel Knight Dig. The latter is the latest release from the franchise and is available now on the...

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  • News Moon Dancer Brings NES-Style Beats And Sci-Fi Shmup Action To Switch Next Week

    Dark side of the moon

    Receiving a Steam release earlier this year (to positive reviews) followed by a Japanese Switch release back in July, publisher Regista has announced that the sci-fi shoot 'em up Moon Dancer will be flying in for Western consoles on September 29th. After having a blast

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    • Indie
  • News Dragon Quest Treasures Overview Trailer Showcases Impressive Scope

    The RPG where treasure is everything

    Square Enix has been gradually trickling new information for its upcoming RPG Dragon Quest Treasures, which is due to launch on December 9th, 2022. We've previously been given a deep dive into monster recruitment and how these factor into your treasure-hunting endeavors, while an earlier update shed so

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Mortal Kombat Logo Was Nearly Scrapped After Being Mistaken For A Seahorse

    Thank goodness it wasn't!

    The Mortal Kombat logo is arguably one of the most recognisable in all of gaming: the silouetted dragon swooping around to resemble the Yin and Yang symbol is stunning in its sheer simplicity. It almost wasn't to be, however, if co-creator John Tobias had listened to a comment from his sister, who mistakenly thought that...

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  • News Splatoon 3 Is A Streaming Hit In China... But It Hasn't Officially Launched There Yet

    Imports are helping it make a splash

    We all expected Splatoon 3 to be a huge hit in Japan, but the third mollusc shooter has taken the entire world by storm since its release two weeks ago. It's even made an impact in countries where it hasn't been released! One such case is in China — as highlighted by Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad...

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    • China
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  • News Yacht Club's New Game Engine Is Powering An Unannounced 3D Project

    Mina the Hollower is also running on it

    We've heard before about the Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games working on a "new 3D project" and now it seems to have come up again during an interview Ars Technica. Yacht Club's game designer Alec Faulkner has revealed how the Mina the Hollower engine is also powering a new "unannounced 3D game":...

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    • Shovel Knight
    • Industry

Thursday22nd Sep 2022

  • Guide Splatoon 3 Splatfest - Time, Date, When's The Next Splatfest?

    Who will you side with?

    Splatfests make their grand and expected return in Splatoon 3. But all things come in trios in this third sentry, and to mix up the inkfest a bit more, you'll get to pick from not two, but three teams. This Splatoon mainstay lets you pick a side and take part in multiple online battles throughout the event. In Splatoon 3,...

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    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Shovel Knight Dig - A Finely Formed Roguelite That Strikes 16-Bit Gold

    "Now dig on this"

    Since the last 8-bit-style game came out, Shovel Knight has been branching out more into other genres as developer and publisher Yacht Club charts a course for where its eponymous nobleman will go next. In December, we got the wonderful Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, which smartly blended falling block puzzle mechanics with...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shovel Knight
  • News Illumination's Super Mario Movie Reconfirms Release Date, Teaser Coming Next Month

    Update: Debut teaser at New York Comic Con

    Update: We originally reported that the Super Mario Bros. animated movie had not received an official release date prior to New York Comic Con's announcement. However, Nintendo revealed back in April 2022 that the film will launch on 7th April 2023 in North America and 28th April in Japan. Further reading...

    • Super Mario
    • Movies
    • Nintendo
    • Illumination
  • News Nintendo Launches Huge Switch eShop Sale, Up to 75% Off 1000+ Games (Europe)

    Savings on Hades, DOOM Eternal, and more

    Nintendo has launched a pretty spectacular eShop sale across Europe, knocking prices off a whole load of big hitters. You can save even more on those prices thanks to our discounted eShop credit offer too – more details on that can be found further down the page. Some key highlights from the sale include...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sale
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  • Review Easy Come Easy Golf - Everybody's Golf Spiritual Successor Scores A Birdie On Switch

    Finally, golf for everybody (with a Switch)

    Clap Hanz is a studio closely linked with PlayStation, producing hugely popular titles Everybody's Golf / Hot Shots Golf across multiple generations (over the course of 20 years+). Recently it loosened up its swing and went another way, however, releasing Clap Hanz Golf on Apple Arcade. It's that title...

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  • Nintendo Download 22nd September (North America)

    Tunic! Shovel Knight Dig! Trails from Zero!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm...

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  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope For Nintendo Switch Has Gone Gold

    Ready for release

    Next month is shaping up to be something special with quite a number of exciting Nintendo Switch releases. One of these games happens to be the Ubisoft title Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. If you're looking forward to this, you'll be pleased to hear the game has now officially "gone gold". It means the main development of the...

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    • Upcoming Releases
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  • Guide Pikmin 4: Everything We Know So Far - Release Date, Gameplay, And Trailers

    It's been seven years...

    Pikmin 4 is real. Alright, that's not everything we know. We've gathered together all the juicy information we have on the upcoming sequel to the beloved-yet-kinda-niche Nintendo strategy game, a title that we first heard about long, long ago. There's not a whole lot of info yet, so make sure to check back as more trailers...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pikmin
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope On Switch - Best Deals And Special Editions

    Cheapest prices, pre-order bonuses and more

    Thanks to the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, we finally have news on Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope's release date: it'll launch on Switch on 20th October 2022. Those who remember the game's reveal trailer from last year will know that Sparks of Hope looks set to give fans of the original...

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  • News Mario Strikers: Battle League Second Free Update Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Pauline and Diddy Kong join the match

    Last week, Nintendo announced Mario Strikers: Battle League would be getting some new content - including new characters, a new stadium and even some fancy new gear. This same update is now officially live. It most notably adds Pauline and Diddy Kong to the character selection lineup. There's the new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Strikers
    • Updates
  • News Old-School DOOM-Like FPS Prodeus Delayed For Nintendo Switch

    "Gnarly visual bug" gets in the way

    After announcing the boomer shooter Prodeus would be arriving on the Nintendo Switch this week, Humble Games and Bounding Box Software have now delayed the release. In an update shared on social media, it was explained how the team had encountered a "pretty gnarly visual bug in the home stretch". As a result of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Splatoon 3 Sells Another Half A Million Physical Copies

    And Dragon Quest X dominates

    Newsflash — Splatoon 3 is still inking all over the charts in Japan (and everywhere, really!). Following last week's bumper sales, this week's Famitsu Japanese charts reveal that, despite an expected drop in sales, the third mollusc-based shooter has still managed to shift an incredible 506,610 physical units. That...

    • Splatoon
    • Japanese Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Octopath Traveler II Is 90% Complete According To Square Enix

    'We are currently in the last stretch'

    Announced during September's Nintendo Direct Showcase after heavy rumour of its existence, Octopath Traveler II is coming to the Switch in early 2023. In a recent interview with Famitsu, developer Square Enix sat down to discuss just how far through the process it is with the game and we are pleased to see that...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fighting Game 'Die By The Blade' Reminds Us Of Bushido Blade In The Best Way

    Live by the sword

    Picture this — a 1v1 fighter, with warriors who use swords, and the chance to kill your opponent in one hit? You thought of the PlayStation classic Bushido Blade, didn't you? And it's about time we finally got a spiritual successor. And that's exactly what Grindstone and Triple Hill Interactive's brand new game, Die by the Blade,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Select Pre-Orders For Atari 50 Get Gravitar: Recharged For Free

    Steelbook Edition also available!

    Atari has today announced that pre-orders are now live for Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, the interactive history collection that features classics from eight different Atari hardware platforms. As an added bonus, pre-orders from major retailers in North America will bag a digital copy of Gravitar:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News WarioWare-Inspired 'Atari Mania' Will Be Gracing Your Switch Next Month

    Featuring over 150 unique microgames

    Atari's take on the WarioWare formula, Atari Mania, has bagged a firm release date and will be landing on the Switch on October 13th. Originally announced back in June, the game will feature over 150 microgames inspired by the Atari's comprehensive catalog spanning several decades. The game comes as Atari itself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Wii Music Walked So 'Trombone Champ' Could Run, And We Need A Switch Port

    Coming up trumps

    If you are unfortunate enough to have not graced Twitter in the past 24 hours (we don't necessarily blame you), then you probably will have missed the meteoric rise of Trombone Champ, and with it's Mii-style visuals, it had us feeling a bit reminiscent. This Guitar Hero-inspired game from Holy Wow Studios is an absolute hoot (or...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii
    • Music
  • Video Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Talks Your Ear Off, But Has Fun In Spades

    Our hands-on impressions after three hours

    Recently we were invited down to Nintendo's UK headquarters by Ubisoft – we can only assume they got permission first – to have a bash at the upcoming strategy bwaaah-athon that is Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. We sat down and were able to play around three hours of the turn-based tactical crossover...

    • Video
    • Hands On
    • Preview
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Wizorb Brings Fantasy-Style Breakout To Switch Next Month

    Get on the ball

    After originally releasing on the Xbox 360 back in 2011, Tribute Games has announced that the fantasy brick breaker Wizorb will be coming to Switch on October 6th, 2022. The above trailer will provide all of that you need to know about the game: once-peaceful kingdom, mystical hero wizard, Breakout-style gameplay — you get the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News AAA Clock Is About To Get A New Time-Telling Rival On Switch

    We're all wound up

    We've been poking fun at the Switch clock app AAA Clock for a little while now. But it won't be the only time-telling application in town very soon, as publisher kids room has announced Clock Maker: My Clock - ver. digital (with timer). How many seconds do you think it takes to say that out loud? (Thanks Automaton!) On 6th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases