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TodayThu, 30th Jun 2022

  • News Nintendo Appears To Be Stockpiling Raw Materials, Doubles Its 2019 Spending On Supplies

    Making hay, or something else?

    In the 2021/22 financial year, Nintendo spent more than double its previous highest Switch-era annual expenditure on raw materials and supplies, according to figures from shareholder disclosure documents. While the company hosted its 82nd AGM of shareholders on 29th June (and will soon publish notes on the...

    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • Industry
    • Financials
    • Hardware
  • News Klonoa Producer Says Remasters Might Lead To More Rereleases And "Expansion Of IP"

    Klonoa Beach Volleyball remaster?

    Next Friday, Klonoa makes his grand return after over a decade out of the limelight. Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series launches on 8th July, and it sees Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil get the remaster treatment. But after such a long break since the Wii remake and multiple other spin-offs, what...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

    What's the verdict?

    To send June out with a bang, Capcom has today released Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This is paid DLC for the new entry. Yesterday there was also a regular Monster Hunter Rise update preparing for this expansion. If you are still unsure if you should pick up the DLC, even after the

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (North America)

    Update: And they've sold out again

    Update #3 [Thu 30th Jun, 2022 03:55 BST]: Earlier today Nintendo made the N64 wireless controllers for Switch available via the My Nintendo Store. There was a queue, but the controller still sold out quickly. Did you get one this time round? Let us know. Update #2 [Thu 16th Jun, 2022 01:45 BST]: Nintendo had...

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    • N64
    • Accessories
    • North America
  • News Here's A First Look At The NieR: Automata Physical Switch Release, Pre-Order Now

    Game launches October 6th

    One of the many highlights of the latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase was the announcement NieR: Automata The End of YoRHa Edition would be coming to the Switch on 6th October. If you've been wondering if this game would also receive a physical release, Square Enix has now officially confirmed a packaged version...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Pokémon GO Dev Niantic Axes Four Projects, Cuts 8% Of Workforce

    Company is facing "a time of economic turmoil"

    Pokémon GO has been an incredible success for developer Niantic, but the American company appears to be facing some struggles - with the cancellation of four projects and staff cuts of 85 to 90 people. In an email to employees (reviewed by Bloomberg), the company's CEO John Hanke revealed Niantic was...

    • Pokemon
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    • Industry
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition Pre-Orders Go Live June 30th (US)

    Here we go again

    Earlier this month, pre-orders for the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition on Switch went live across the globe. Unfortunately, there were some technical issues on the My Nintendo Store in the US due to the high volume of traffic. Nintendo apologised for the inconvenience and promised it would make the Special Edition of the...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade
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YesterdayWed, 29th Jun 2022

  • Guide Mega Drive Mini 2 Games List - Every Genesis And Mega CD Game Announced

    Update: Treasure's Alien Soldier joins the roster

    Update #2 [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 14:50 BST]: Treasure's official Twitter account has reiterated an announcment made earlier today that Alien Soldier will be one of the games on the as-yet-Japan-only Mega Drive Mini 2 console: [Announced in the AT-X special program " #異世界おじさん " channel...

    • Guides
    • SEGA
    • Mega Drive
  • News Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration Features Over 90 Titles, Including Jaguar And Lynx Games

    Phew, Digital Eclipse is handling this one

    Atari has unveiled a new collection coming to Switch and other consoles in celebration of the company's 50th anniversary. The appropriately-titled Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration will include over 90 games spanning the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Jaguar and Lynx, and it's coming later this year. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Persona 5 Royal Side-By-Side Comparison (Switch, Xbox, PS4)

    Launching on Nintendo Switch this October

    After years of rumours, Persona 5 Royal has now been officially confirmed for the Switch. It will be coming to Nintendo's system on the same day as Xbox, on 21st October this year. If you're wondering how it compares to the Xbox and PlayStation versions of the games, GameXplain has published a side-by-side...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Version 10.0.2 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    The new Sunbreak DLC has arrived

    The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak DLC is finally here! Capcom has shared the official patch notes for this new version of Monster Hunter Rise. This sees the software jump to Version 10.0.2. It will be required to install in order to access the DLC and continue to play online. The file size for this update is about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Showcases Some Slick New Hairstyles And Eyebrows For Splatoon 3

    Update: That's right, customisable eyebrows

    Update [Wed 29th Jun, 2022 13:30]: We might as well call Wednesday Splatoon Fashion Day it seems! After we suspected it in the article below Nintendo UK has confirmed that you'll be able to change your Inklings and Octolings eyebrow designs in Splatoon 3! We're pretty envious of some of these,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
  • News Footage Of Cancelled 'Epic Mickey' Spin-Off Starring Donald Duck Discovered

    Epic Donald would've been epic

    Disney's Mickey Mouse has been no stranger to video games over the years, from classic The Magical Quest and Illusion series to kart racers, and even Kingdom Hearts. His best friend, Donald Duck, has also been in the limelight plenty of times too — including a bigger role in Square Enix's action RPG series. Perhaps...

    • Wii U
    • Cancelled Games
    • Disney
  • Gallery Sega Shares Stunning New Screenshots Of Sonic Frontiers, Out On Switch Holiday 2022

    Take a look

    If the new trailer and info drop weren't already enough, Sega has also shared some other screenshots of Sonic Frontiers, coming out on the Nintendo Switch this holiday. This latest round-up gives Sonic fans a closer look at Starfall Islands, the Cyber Space areas (including some familar zones), and even some mysterious landmarks and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News Sonic Frontiers Introduces Mysterious New Character, Here's Your First Look

    Enemies, abilities and more also detailed

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase arguably provided Sonic fans with the best Sonic Frontiers footage so far - showing off Starfall Islands, a new environment known as Cyber Space, the game's battle system, new enemies and characters, and even some of Sonic's abilities. Now, in a PR update,...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News Portal Modders Have Already Got Half-Life 2 Running On Switch

    A DIY Orange Box, perhaps

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Valve announced that Portal: Companion Collection would release the very same day, giving Switch owners access to both Portal and Portal 2. Not even a full 24 hours after its release, however, it seems modders have discovered significant date related to Half-Life 2 within...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Valve
    • Switch eShop
  • News First 4 Figures Unveils Stunning New Sonic The Hedgehog Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Update: Pre-orders closing soon!

    Update 2 (Wed 29th June, 2022): If you're wanting to get your hands on any of these Sonic statues, you might want to act fast, as orders are set to close on 30th June 2022. First 4 Figures says that after this date, you'll have no choice but to be added to a waitlist "for a chance at owning" one. Update (Thu 21st...

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    • Sega
    • First 4 Figures
    • Merchandise
  • Talking Point So, What Did You Think Of Nintendo's June Mini-Direct?

    Size doesn't matter, right?

    The Direct rumours (sort of) came true, and we finally got a Nintendo Direct at the end of June — but wait, what's this? It's a "Mini" Direct? What does that mean? Honestly, we're not fully sure what it means, but presumably Nintendo was trying to temper our expectations after a bombastic but Nintendo-light E3 Not-E3...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Pokémon Happy Meals To Return To McDonald's In The UK

    It's happening again!

    Pokéfans, get ready - it looks like Pokémon Happy Meals will be making their way back to McDonald's in the UK. Our anonymous McDonald's reporter has shared a new image of the Pokémon Happy Meal promotion, which you can check out below. It's said that the promotion will begin on August 3rd, 2022. Although there's no word...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • McDonalds
  • News Here's How The Surprise Pac-Man World Remake Compares To The PS1 Original

    Blinky and you'll miss everything!

    One of the biggest surprises to come out of yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase (which was much bigger than Mini in our eyes!) was Pac-Man World Re-PAC, a remake of the Pac-Man platformer Pac-Man World on PlayStation. This spin-off launched a whole new sub-franchise for the yellow puck on his 20th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Pac-Man
  • News XIII Remake Is Finally Coming To Switch In September

    First gameplay inside

    The XIII remake has had a bit of a rough go of it, hasn't it? After launching on the PS4 back in 2020 to less than stellar reviews, with many even heading out to buy the original 2003 game instead, the Switch port received multiple delays. Today, however, Microids has announced that Switch owners will get their hands on this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Beats All Shrines Without Runes In One Sitting

    In a 28-hour stream

    There's a pretty long list of players who have beaten or tackled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in weird and wonderful ways. Speedrunner Limcube is one of those people, and earlier this week, the streamer completed a pretty huge feat that could be a huge boon to speedrunners. Limcube has managed to beat all 120 shrines...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Fantasy-Action Battle Royale Spellbreak Shuts Down Early Next Year

    "Thank you to the millions of players"

    The "fantasy-action" battle royale Spellbreak has announced it will be shutting down its servers "early" next year. The live service game has only been around since 2018, and was released on the Nintendo Switch in September 2020 as a free-to-download title. In this time millions of playes have apparently...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bandai Namco Begins Rollout Of Huge Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Balance Patch

    Find out what's included in Version 1.31

    Bandai Namco has finally started to roll out the next game balance update for Dragon Ball FighterZ, and it's a big one. This update will be sequentially released, with release timing different depending on the platform. At the time of writing, the Switch patch does appear to be live yet. When it is released,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Ball
    • DLC
    • Updates
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Portal 2 Beta Levels Discovered In Datamine Of The Switch Version

    First discovery since the game's launch in 2011

    Portal: Companion Collection has only just come out, but it seems a lot of interesting discoveries are already being made. Just earlier today, we reported on the existence of Half-Life 2 data within the game that's actually allowed some users to run the Valve classic on Switch hardware. Now, it looks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Valve
  • News Undertale Creator Toby Fox Explains How EarthBound's Fans Kept The Game Alive

    Praises the "active and aggressive" fan community

    Undertale creator Toby Fox has made no secret of the fact that he was heavily inspired by EarthBound when crafting his legendary post-modern take on the humble RPG, and he's one of many people who has spoken to Lost in Cult for the next issue of its boutique video game publication, Lock-On. Lock-On

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    • Earthbound
    • SNES
    • Undertale
  • Feature Mario + Rabbids Producer Talks Free Movement And Fusing Lumas, Rabbids, And Composers

    "It was a kid's dream to do that"

    As revealed in Nintendo's June 2022 Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is launching on Switch on 20th October. This afternoon, Ubisoft's dedicated showcase,

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    • Interview
    • Super Mario
    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids
  • News Return To Monkey Island Might Be The Last Game In The Series

    According to the website

    Yesterday, Nintendo gave us some treasure that was more than worthy of a hunt — but they just handed it to us on a gold platter. We found out that Return to Monkey Island, the newest game in the famous LucasArts Monkey Island series, would definitely be coming to Switch. And not only that, it'll be coming to the hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Gallery First 4 Figures' Zelda: BOTW Hylian Shield - Because It's Dangerous To Go Alone

    "Take this!"

    First 4 Figures has made a pretty impressive name for itself thanks to its wide range of highly detailed and super-collectable statues and figurines, and the latest Zelda-related product has just dropped in the Nintendo Life office. We've already sampled the delights of Link and

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    • Gallery
    • First 4 Figures
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  • 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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  • Random You Can Eat The Real Kirby Car Cake At The Kirby Café

    Consume the consumer

    The Kirby Café has just announced its summer menu, which consists of a ton of peach-themed meals and the iconic Kirby car cake from Kirby and the Forgotten Land. There's even a cute little story to go along with the new foods: Summer is returning to the Kirby Cafe. Thinking of the warmer months, Chef Kawasaki has created a...

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    • Kirby
    • Japan
  • Watch Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Showcase - Live!

    Spark up your day

    One of the big headliners during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase yesterday was Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the sequel to Ubisoft's XCOM-esque Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The original was a surprising mash-up of genres and characters that maybe shouldn't have worked, but darn, they worked really well together. So...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Live Chat
    • Super Mario
    • Ubisoft
  • Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Sonic Origins

    Sonic boom or Sonic bust?

    After what felt like years of having to make do with just a single image to promote the launch of Sonic Origins, the game is finally in the hands of Switch owners. Pooling together the classic 2D Sonic titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic CD, and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, the game is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
  • News Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher Announced For Switch, Arrives In Japan This Year

    English subtitles included

    Yesterday's Nintendo Direct Mini in Japan included some extra Switch announcements, and in case you missed it, one of them was Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher. It's published by Bandai Namco and developed by Koei Tecmo and will launch at some point this year in Japan and Asia. There's no word on a western release (yet), but it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Movie Review GoldenEra - A Celebratory Examination Of GoldenEye 007's Creation And Impact

    Worth its weight in gold

    "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." Ah, yes. The classic quote that may or may not have been uttered by Shigeru Miyamoto. With the gaming industry (understandably) experiencing an unusually high number of delays in recent years, the proclamation has been the subject of memes to the point...

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    • Retro
    • Documentary
    • GoldenEye 007
  • News Fallen Angel Is A Biblical Take On Hyper Light Drifter, Out On Switch In July

    Say your prayers...

    Publisher V Publishing and developer Matrisoka Games are bringing frenetic pixel art combat and boss rushing to the Switch as the action RPG Fallen Angel will be descending onto consoles on 19th July. Fallen Angel looks like a biblical version of Hyper Light Drifter with fluid animations and frantic combat, but instead, you'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Here's A Brand New Look At The 'Legend Of Mana' Anime Releasing This Year

    The Teardrop Crystal is coming soon

    The upcoming Legend of Mana anime — Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal — has received a brand new trailer earlier today (Thanks Comicbook and GoNintendo!). Produced by Graphinica (Chain Chronicle ~Light of Haecc

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    • Anime
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  • News Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Spellbreak Developer Proletariat

    To help with World of Warcraft development

    Less than a day after the shock announcement that magic-based battle royale Spellbreak will be shutting down early next year, it's been announced that Blizzard Entertainment has snapped up the game's developer, Proletariat. VentureBeat reports that the 100-strong team at Proletariat wil

    • Blizzard
    • Industry
  • News Rhythm Arcade Game 'Loud' Takes You From The Basement To The Big Stage This July

    Debuts on Switch first

    Become a guitar hero who moves from playing her guitar at home to the stage in Loud, a 14-chapter arcade game where you learn riffs and rock out to 14 custom-written songs specifically for the game. Developed by Hyperstrange, this wholesome rhythm game is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that many budding musicians can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday28th Jun 2022

  • News Nintendo Direct Mini To Air Today, June 28

    Focusing on third-party releases

    Nintendo has announced that a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase will air today Tuesday, June 28th. It might not quite be the one we want, but it's something! The Direct will kick off at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST. Its duration will be roughly 25 minutes and will focus on upcoming third-party releases. We'll be...

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    • Nintendo Direct
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  • Watch Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase

    Where 25 minutes is 'mini'

    Our summer Direct is finally here! And while a Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase might not be what everyone wanted (no Breath of the Wild 2 makes us sad!), there's a healthy dose of lovely third-party news for Switch owners. Round Up

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
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  • News Nintendo Releases Update For Switch (Version 14.1.2), Here Are The Details

    "Bad words list" updated

    A few weeks ago, Nintendo rolled out a system update for the Switch, bumping the firmware up to Version 14.1.2. It contained the usual "general system stability improvements" but there was some other stuff going on behind the scenes, as revealed by Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome. Today's update is a little bit different -...

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, And Persona 5 Royal Are Coming To Switch

    You may have seen this coming

    Prior to today's Nintendo Direct Mini, Atlus has updated the official Persona website for its upcoming Xbox and PlayStation ports of Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal. Now, Atlus has also included Swit

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
  • News NieR: Automata Confirmed For Switch, Coming This October

    The End of YoRHa Edition

    Update #2 [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:20 BST]: The official Japanese NieR Twitter account has shared the specs for the upcoming port of PlatinumGames and Square Enix's massively popular sequel to the original NieR. On Switch, docked, you'll get to play as 2B and 9S in 1080p, while undocked the resolution will be at 720p. The...

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Buy Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Collector's Edition, Pro Controller And amiibo

    Update: amiibo available in the UK!

    As part of March's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event, Capcom announced that the game's upcoming Sunbreak expansion will be receiving a Collector's Edition that includes some physical goodies you won't want to miss, as well as a brand new set of Monster Hunter amiibo. It's also since been revealed that a...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • amiibo
  • Round Up Every Game And Trailer From The Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase June 2022

    What were your favourite announcements?

    The June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase has come and gone, and left us with a host of fresh announcements, release date news, surprise drops, and other tidbits to feast on. It may not have been the full-fat first-party Nintendo Direct fans have been anticipating all June, but there was something...

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  • News Portal: Companion Collection Launches For Switch Today

    Let's get started, you monster

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, it was announced that Portal: Companion Collection will launch on the Nintendo Switch later today. Holy moly! The game is live on the UK eShop right now for the price of £13.49 - not a bad price! The collection will feature both Portal and Portal 2, the latter of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sonic Frontiers Shows Off Cyber Space And Switch Gameplay In New Trailer

    Update: Bosses, characters, and more

    Update [Tue 28th Jun, 2022 17:30 BST]: More details have been shared by Sega following the Direct on Sonic Frontiers (thanks, Nintendo Everything!). This includes new abilities, specific enemy types, and a brand new character called Sage. We've also got more confirmation that Tails and Amy will be involved in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • SEGA
  • News Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Coming To Switch In 2023

    Digitally sold as volume 1 and 2

    Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection has been announced for the Switch and will be making its way to the console in 2023. Originally launched for the GBA, the collection will feature 10 games in total, with additional extras such as a gallery and a music mode with over 150 songs from across the series. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pac-Man World Re-PAC Is A Welcome Surprise, Launching This August

    Waka Waka Waka!

    Pac-Man World is getting a remake! Launching on August 26th, Pac-Man World Re-PAC is a complete remake of the 1999 platformer. You'll be heading out to save your kidnapped family from being taken to the dreaded Ghost Island over the course of a variety of levels. You'll also be able to pre-order a special edition, dubbed as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Square Enix Announces Farm Sim RPG 'Harvestella', Coming To Switch In November

    Seasons greetings

    As part of the June Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Square Enix has announced Harvestella, an ambitious-looking life-sim RPG launching on Switch on 4th November. The trailer above featured in Nintendo's third-party-focused presentation. Here's a whole load of blurb from the game's page on Nintendo's website, plus some...

    • Square Enix
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shin-Chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation Confirmed For Western Switch Release

    Arriving this August

    It's been confirmed Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey (based o

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Little Noah Is A Casual Roguelite With Adorable Vibes, Out On Switch Now

    A shadowdrop!

    We didn't get too many shadow drops during today's Nintendo Direct — Portal: Companion Collection launches today, and a Live A Live demo is also going to be available to download. But one surprise during the presentation was a brand new, pretty darn cute-looking roguelite called

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Opens Gates For Early Access In September

    Disney meets Animal Crossing

    Today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase saw Gameloft and Disney's upcoming life sim Disney Dreamlight Valley get a brand new trailer showcasing just what you can get up to with your favourite Disney and Pixar characters. The free-to-play game was announced back in April and looks to draw just a few inspirations from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Disney
  • News Ubisoft Store Reveals Potential Release Date For Mario + Rabbids: Sparks Of Hope

    Is an official announcement on the way?

    It seems the release date for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope may have been leaked ahead of schedule. According to a now-removed listing on the Spanish Ubisoft Store, the Switch exclusive (including a Gold Edition) will be released later this year on 20th October. Multiple Twitter users managed to grab a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • Ubisoft
  • News GoldenEye 007 Documentary 'GoldenEra' Is Out Now

    The name's Era... GoldenEra

    Altitude's documentary on the hugely popular N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 — GoldenEra — is now available on Altitude.Film! The documentary was created with the help of filmmaker Drew Roller and coincides with the game's 25th anniversary. That's 25 years of Oddjob multiplayer, Big Head mode, and some frankly awesome...

    • N64
    • GoldenEye
    • 007
  • News Dragon Quest Treasures Discovers December Release Date

    Cor blimey!

    Dragon Quest spin-off Dragon Quest Treasures is coming to Switch, and it's releasing later this year! The upcoming Erik-starring game sees the Dragon Quest XI thief and his sister Miago on an adventure around Draconia to uncover treasure, befriend monsters, and expand your base. The monsters you can recruit all have different abilities,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
    • Square Enix
  • News Return To Monkey Island Launching First For Consoles On Switch

    Coming later this year

    Return to Monkey Island, the eagerly awaited sequel from creator Ron Gilbert, has been confirmed for launch on Nintendo Switch. Better yet, the Switch version will be the first console to see its release alongside the PC. The game sees the return of protagonist Guybrush Threepwood in a game showcasing some radically different...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Launches On Switch This October

    More info to come in a special Showcase tomorrow

    In today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase Ubisoft has revealed that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is launching on Switch on 20th October. The segment in today's Nintendo Direct Mini also highlighted a new battle system with free movement rather than a grid for turn-based battle. More...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Ubisoft
  • News Strategy RPG 'The DioField Chronicle' To Get Dedicated Livestream In July

    Fielding out info

    Square Enix has re-embraced the strategy RPG genre as of late following Triangle Strategy and the recent Tactics Ogre leak. And the developer has another game in the genre coming out later this year — The DioField Chronicle. Japanese website Gamer reports that The DioField Chronicle will be getting its own livestream on

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • News Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Gets Original Version On Steam After Poor Reception

    No word on a Switch update

    It seems fans of Blade Runner have been shedding a few tears (in rain) over the state of the newly released Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition. So much so, in fact, that developer Nightdive Studios has seen fit to release the original version of the game as an update for owners on Steam. While our own review for the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Steam
  • News Live A Live Demo Arrives Today, Save Data Transferrable

    Update: Now live!

    Update: The demo is now available to download on the eShop! Head on over there right now to check out the start of three of the game's chapters, and prepare yourself for the game's full release next month. Original article: HD-2D remake Live A Live launches on Switch next month, and classic JRPG fans got a nice little surprise...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Feature Spidersaurs Lands On Switch In July, WayForward Talks Saturday Cartoons And Contra

    Everybody walk the spidersaur

    Over the past 30 years, WayForward, makers of the Shantae series, has made a name for itself by crafting retro-flavoured gems that combine the best of modern gaming with an unashamedly old-school aesthetic and game feel. Whether it's baked into their own projects (such as the Mighty series or the aforementioned Shantae...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News WayForward's Apple Arcade Release 'Spidersaurs' Lands On Switch This July

    From the team that developed Contra 4

    WayForward, the publisher and developer behind releases such as Shantae and Contra 4, has locked in a Switch release date for its Apple Arcade game Spidersaurs. It'll arrive on Nintendo's hybrid system (via the Switch eShop) next month on 14th July. Your task in this run-and-gun '90s cartoon-inspired game is to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Taito & M2 Bringing Shmup Collection 'Ray’z Arcade Chronology' To Switch

    Due out in Japan next year

    Taito Corporation and the retro specialists at M2 have announced they'll be bringing the Ray’z Arcade Chronology to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 next year in Japan. There's no word on a western release at the moment. The Switch already has an amazing selection of shmup games to select from, and this new...

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  • News Super Bomberman R 2 Coming To Switch In 2023

    All new "Castle" battle mode incoming

    Super Bomberman R 2 has been announced for the Switch and will be launching in 2023. The game will feature an expanded story mode, along with an all new "Castle" battle mode in which you'll need to team up to build castle defences while your opponents work out their best method of attack. The trailer all...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Gets A Stunning Launch Trailer

    Major expansion launches this week

    During the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion got a meaty launch trailer to celebrate its upcoming release on June 30th. The trailer itself showcases some slick gameplay footage alongside story cinematic. Towards the end of the trailer, we got a look at the...

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  • News Epic Games Announces 'Railgrade', A Railway Management Sim Out This Fall

    Choo chooooo!

    Epic Games has announced RAILGRADE, a train management sim due for launch on the Switch this fall. You'll be building railway systems in the most efficient manner possible in order to transport cargo and restore economic prosperity to an industrial colony. Here's a run down of the game's features from its official store page: - Use...

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  • News 'Captain Velvet Meteor' Brings Jump+ Manga Heroes To Switch This July

    Slime Life, Hell's Paradise, and Monster #8 appear

    Earlier this year, publisher Shueisha created its own subsidiary for video games, and at the same time announced a number of projects that they would be working on. One of those is the adorable tactical adventure game Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions which brings popular Jump+ characters...

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  • News Doraemon Story of Seasons Is Getting A Sequel On Switch This Year

    Make friends in a great kingdom

    Popular manga character Doraemon got an unexpected crossover back in 2019 with the Story of Seasons franchise. This charming blue cat (yes, he is a robotic cat) made for a perfect fit with the chill farming vibes of Marvelous' well-known farming sim in Doraemon Story of Seasons, and because everyone fell utterly...

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  • News Get Nostalgic With 'RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright', Out This August

    It's time for adventure!

    As part of the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase, the nostalgic hand crafted adventure RPG Time: The Legend of Wright was announced for the Switch. It will launch this Summer on August 18th. You'll be jumping into a hand crafted notebook and using unique mechanics to defeat enemies, liking rubbing out pencil marks! The...

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  • Video Capcom, Please Put Dragon's Dogma 2 On Switch

    Do we really have to beg?

    Just recently, Capcom showcased a 10th Anniversary video for Dragon's Dogma, featuring game director Hideaki Itsuno as he recounts the creation of the action RPG. Toward the end, Capcom announced what pretty much everyone was expecting it to announce: that Dragon's Dogma 2 is now in development. Wahoo! No platforms have...

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  • News Set Off On An Emotional Journey With 'Blanc', Out February 2023

    With beautiful hand-drawn visuals

    Blanc, a hand crafted emotional adventure tale, has been announced as a console exclusive for Switch, coming to the system in February 2023. The game will feature text free gameplay and storytelling within a gorgeous black and white world. The game requires co-op play and will boast both online and local...

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  • News Ubisoft Confirms It Will Be Attending Gamescom 2022

    Several major companies are skipping the event this year

    Ubisoft has tweeted that it will be attending Gamescom 2022 in Cologne this coming August. This is particularly noteworthy given that several major publishers, including Nintendo, Activision, Take-Two Interactive, and Sony have all confirmed that they will be skipping the event this year...

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  • News Rhythm Game 'Thumper' Receives Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Practice Mode and 'Restart from Checkpoint' feature added

    Thumper, the "rhythm-violence" game released way back in 2017 for the Switch, has received a new update. It's a pretty substantial one too, adding a brand new Practice Mode to the game, which lets you replay certain sections of a track without factoring in scores or ranks, plus a feature in...

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  • News Lorelei And The Laser Eyes Is A Mysterious Adventure Landing In 2023

    Solve the enigma!

    Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, a brand new mysterious adventure game, was announced during the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase and will be launching on Nintendo Switch in 2023 from publisher Annapurna Interactive. It will be a timed console exclusive for the Switch. The game is promised to deliver a "chilling tale" and will be...

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Monday27th Jun 2022

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 28th June 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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  • Rumour Metroid Prime Remaster Apparently Lined Up For November, Prime 2 And 3 To Follow

    "Almost certainly to line up with the 20th anniversary"

    It's one of those rumours that feels like it's been around for years because, well, it has, but Jeff Grubb of the Giant Bomb parish has once again gone on record with updated info

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  • Poll What Are You Hoping To See In The Nintendo Direct Mini?

    Howdy, Partner

    Tomorrow we'll be getting a brand new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase focused entirely on third-party games for the Switch. That's right, don't get your hopes up for any Mario Kart or Zelda news, as instead, we'll have 25 glorious minutes of upcoming releases from other developers. So not really that mini then! Proceedings...

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  • Review Wreckfest - An Absolute Banger (In A Good Way)

    Wreck and ruin

    On paper, Wreckfest is one of those games that should never really be possible on the Switch, at least not in a sufficiently playable state. When it came to PS4 and Xbox One in 2019, even though it was widely praised, many noted that it suffered from some technical issues and extremely long loading times. Surely if you’re bringing a...

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  • Random Retro Studios Clashed With Metroid Producer On Halo Influences

    "He did not care about Halo"

    In the latest Metroid Prime interview from KIWI TALKZ, ex-Retro Studios developer Paul Tozour talks about his experience working with Nintendo and specifically Metroid Prime's producer, Kensuke Tanabe. When the subject about how the Metroid Prime games blend western and eastern design philosophies together, Tozour shares...

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  • Hands On Anbernic RG353P - Shamelessly Inspired By Nintendo

    "Try not to make it obvious"

    Nintendo's influence on the world of gaming surely needs little explanation; while the Japanese company didn't 'invent' video games, it has done more than most to establish many of the ground rules for the medium. It's little wonder, then, that so many companies look to Nintendo when it comes to creating their own gaming...

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  • News Former Metroid Prime Dev Calls Cancelled 'Project X' A "Frustrating Experience"

    "It doesn't make sense and it's not even fun"

    In the latest video published by YouTube creator KIWI TALKZ, ex-Retro Studios dev Paul Tozour gave an extensive interview around his time with the studio, including cultivating a positive working culture, how Metroid Prime 3: Corruption was influenced by Halo, and the studio's relationship with Metroid...

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  • Random John Cena Apparently Asked For A New 2D Metroid In 2017

    And we got one, eventually!

    John Cena is one of the most recognisable faces in the pro wrestling world. He's widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time and has been the world champion for a record 16-times (joint with Ric Flair), but the star is also known as an actor and a rapper. And as the face of the Nintendo Switch in America...

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  • UK Charts Nintendo Dominates As Fire Emblem Takes The Top Spot

    Switch games make up seven of the top ten

    Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has just launched and is, by all accounts, a strong entry to the Warriors series for Nintendo Switch. We gave it a 9/10 in our recent review, calling it a "thoroughly entertaining mash-up of Musou mayhem, strategy and relationship-building aspects". The game has resonated...

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  • Random Demo For Super Mario Galaxy 2 Mod 'Super Mario Starshine' Now Available

    Star Get!

    Super Mario Starshine, the fan-made project that brings together the world of Super Mario Sunshine and the gameplay of Super Mario Galaxy, now has a playable demo! As reported by TheGamer, the project is the work of Mario fan @SPG642

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  • Random Zelda: The Wind Waker Was Originally Going To Feature A Theremin

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Theremin?

    If you're familiar with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (and if not, then you should be), then you'll know that Link is able to control the direction of the wind, among other things, with the game's magical baton known as the 'Wind Waker'. Originally, however, the Wind Waker was intended to be much more...

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  • News 'Worth Life' From Rune Factory Producer Hits Switch Next Month

    Over a year after its Japan launch

    Publisher Hakama has announced that Worth Life will be making its way to the west on July 14th, 2022. The game comes from producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto, whose previous credits include the likes of Story of Seasons and Rune Factory. It released in Japan last year on June 24th, 2021, but Switch owners in the west can...

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  • News Former Sega Of America President Bernie Stoler Has Passed Away

    Helped launch PlayStation and Dreamcast

    GamesBeat has reported that the founder of Sony Computer Entertainment America and former president of Sega of America, Bernie Stolar, has passed away aged 75. Stolar's career kicked off in the 80s after founding a coin-op company, but he soon moved to Atari. There he worked on arcade games, home consoles,...

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  • News Smurfs Kart Races Onto Switch This Coming Winter

    Physical and digital versions incoming

    Publisher Microids has announced Smurfs Kart, a race kart game starring, uh... The Smurfs! Little has been divulged on the upcoming game bar its rather vague Winter release window, but we do have a brief summary along with a selection of in-game screenshots to peruse over. Here's the low down: It’s time...

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  • Random Artist Envisions A Luigi's Mansion Game Starring Waluigi

    What's the hold-up!?

    Fans have been crying for the palatinate mischievous Mario character Waluigi to get his own game, or even just a shred more attention. The lanky rival to Luigi has only really appeared in side games to play sports or party with the rest of the Mario cast. So, for now, it's in the hands of fans to come up with something special...

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  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Composer Shares Creative Process Behind Game's Music

    Tee Lopes brings the funk again

    Imagine growing up in the 80s with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You watched the cartoons, played the video games, and then, eventually, you got the chance to work on a TMNT game yourself. The dream! We can imagine that's how everyone at Dotemu and Tribute games felt about working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:...

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  • Video How Does Two Point Campus Compare To Two Point Hospital?

    Let's take a look at what's new

    Just recently, we were able to go hands on with the upcoming Two Point Campus and came away very impressed, stating that "despite spending hours with the game, we’re not only gagging to get right back into it but also feel like there’s so much more we’ve yet to discover". Read More: Hands On: Two Point Campus...

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Sunday26th Jun 2022

  • Feature Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Starter Evolution Predictions, Illustrated By A Professional Artist

    Gen 9 starter final form predictions brought to life

    A new generation of Pokémon is on the horizon and with it comes speculation and anticipation that runs as rampant as a horde of Tauros. During this time, a new generation’s Starter Pokémon take the centre stage, particularly their final forms. With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, releasing on...

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  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Legends: Arceus Distribution Event Has Begun

    Receive a free mask

    Update [Sun 26th Jun, 2022 05:00 BST]: The code for the Gastrodon Sword and Shield event has now been released, here it is: ER1CSGASTR0D0N Original article [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 01:25 BST]: Another limited-time Pokémon distribution event has been announced and this time it's for the latest release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus...

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  • News Miyamoto Wasn't A Fan Of The Art Style In Zelda: Wind Waker When He First Saw It

    He apparently "cringed"

    If you weren't immediately sold on the art style in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, don't feel too bad. A new 'DidYouKnowGaming' translation (thanks, VGC) of a Nintendo Dream magazine from the mid-2000s reveals how Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto initially wasn't a fan of Toon Link or the rest of Wind Waker's cel-shaded...

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  • News Fall Guys Free-To-Play Reaches 20 Million Players In The First 48 Hours

    "massive thank you to all who have stumbled"

    Fall Guys finally stumbled onto the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and other platforms this week as a free-to-play title and it seems it's already paying off for developer Mediatonic. According to the game's official social media account, Fall Guys' free release managed to hit 20 million players in just 48 hours...

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  • Feature Remembering Klonoa's Dreamy GBA Platformers - Empires, Champions, And Puzzles

    It's not only a phantasy

    The ‘90s and 2000s were a totally different era. I can’t tell you how many times I sat down playing the same demo discs over and over or replaying the same handful of games as a kid. Bandai Namco’s old mascot Klonoa — soon to return in the upcoming Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — is the first-ever video game...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl: #102 - Resident Evil Gaiden

    All aboard!

    Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at Final Fantasy VI for the SNES. It was quite clear that you fine folks preferred the more "traditional" visual style of the series, as the Japanese box art won the week with a resounding 90% of the vote. Perhaps renaming the game Final Fantasy...

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  • News Edia Crowdfunding Cosmic Fantasy Collection For Nintendo Switch

    Campaign goal has already been met

    Edia - the developer behind the recent Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection - has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Makuake for a special double-pack Nintendo Switch release. It's asking for 3 million yen (around $22,285 USD) to release Cosmic Fantasy: Adventure Boy Yuu and Cosmic Fantasy 2:...

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  • News Visual Novel Fighter Melty Blood: Type Lumina Adding 4 New DLC Characters

    Two in summer, two in winter

    2D fighter Melty Blood: Type Lumina (based on Type-Moon's visual romance novel Tsukihime) will receive new DLC characters. There'll be a total of four new fighters joining the battle. Two of these will be released in summer, and the other two will be unleashed this winter. These fighters have not been revealed yet. In...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
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Saturday25th Jun 2022

  • Guide Best Sonic Games Of All Time

    Every Sonic game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you

    Updated with Sonic Origins. Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game's rating in our database. As more people play and rate Origins, we imagine its position will go up and down quite rapidly over the coming days! In order to rate any...

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  • News Stardew Valley Creator Working On Version 1.6, Includes "Some New Content"

    Get excited

    Although Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone is now hard at work on his next game Haunted Chocolatier, he's not completely done with the lifestyle-farming simulation Stardew Valley. In a brief exchange with a fan on social media, Barone was asked if Stardew would receive any future updates such as Version 1.6 and 1.7. While he's not so sure...

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    • Updates
  • Poll Do You Think We'll Get A Nintendo Direct Next Week?

    It's been 84 years...

    This is it, folks. If rumours are to be believed, then we could very well be getting our next peek at Nintendo's future plans with a new Nintendo Direct showcase next week. Possibly. All signs — okay, some signs — currently point to a showcase airing on Wednesday, June 29th. This is after some discussion on the matter from...

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    • Nintendo Direct
  • Hands On Two Point Campus Offers One Hell Of An Education

    Learn more

    If there’s one thing we need in life that goes criminally underappreciated, it’s education. Ejucashun kan turns a sentinse lik this into something that can be concise and precise, or eloquent and needlessly protracted. From students to heads of state, veterinarians to loquacious video producers — we all could do with a little more...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 25th)

    Preparing for a busy July

    Is everyone feeling a bit more chilled out after not-E3? Okay, we're still waiting for a Nintendo Direct, but we did get a Xenoblade Chronicles 3-focused presentation, where a new Expansion Pass was unveiled. The AM2R devs have reunited on a brand new stunning-looking Metroidvania pr

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  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Appears To Feature English & Japanese Lip-Syncs

    "They actually did it"

    If you're a fan of immersive cutscenes and dialogue exchanges between video game characters, you might be interested to know there'll be a little extra attention to detail in the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Following on from the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct earlier this week, it seems...

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  • Review Roller Champions - Passable F2P Action, But Barebones And Sorely Lacking On Switch

    Rocket... Beague???

    Everybody has to have their own, right? Once a breakout game becomes a huge sensation, everyone scrambles to have their own version. PUBG did it for Battle Royales and Overwatch for Hero Shooters; these are a dime a dozen now, with series like Call of Duty and Resident Evil having their own takes of varying quality (or sometimes,...

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  • News Sega Announces Sonic Collab With Hololive VTuber Star Inugami Korone

    She's also doing VO for Sonic 2 movie's Japanese dub

    As part of Sonic's 31st anniversary this week, Sega held Sonic Station livestream celebrating the launch of Sonic Origins. During the broadcast, Sega also announced a year-long collaboration with the Hololive Virtual YouTuber (and Sonic fan) Inugami Korone - titled “Sonikoro 2022". She's now...

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  • PSA Monster Hunter Rise Switch eShop Demo Getting Removed Next Week

    Sunbreak demo will "continue to be available"

    Next week sees the long-awaited release of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This is new DLC for Monster Hunter Rise adding new monsters and much more to the existing game. Ahead of the launch, Capcom shared some news about the game's demos. As of 30th June (the same date as the DLC release), the original...

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  • Feature Backlog Club: Return Of The Obra Dinn - It All Comes Down To Socks In The End

    An old-school mystery with older-school roots

    This article is part of our new experimental series, Backlog Club, where we (Nintendo Life!) pick a game that's likely to be on our list of "games we should get around to playing", and then we (NL + you!) spend the next month playing that game. This is the finale for June, which was focused on Return of...

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  • News Square Enix Rolls Out Chocobo GP Version 1.1.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it now

    Earlier this week Square Enix released another update for the Switch game Chocobo GP. It bumps the game up to Version 1.1.1 and allows players to now delete their best Time Attack Mode records and upload their newly created time data. Below is the rundown: Chocobo GP - Version 1.1.1 - 22nd June 2022 The Ver. 1.1.1 update for...

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Friday24th Jun 2022

  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online N64 Game Ranked

    All the N64 games, ranked by you

    Pokémon Snap has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, so it's the perfect time to revisit this dynamic, real-time ranking of every announced game for the service and add (or maybe even reevaluate) your User Ratings for every one you've played. Enjoy! The library of N64 games available with...

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  • News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.4.0), Here's What's Included

    Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes

    Switch Online's Nintendo 64 application received an update earlier today bumping it up to Version 2.4.0 and adding Pokémon Snap to the service. That's not all, though. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for application updates like this one, but fortunately we do have some insight about what's going on...

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  • Guide Where To Buy Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes On Switch

    Special Editions, cheapest prices and best deals

    The latest Warriors game, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game takes place within the same universe as the much-loved Fire Emblem: Three Houses, albeit with a brand new protagonist, and those who've already played the original Fire Emblem Warriors will no...

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  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Warriors Games - Every Switch Musou Game Ranked

    Dynasty, Samurai, Orochi, spin-offs and more, all ranked by you

    Updated with Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game's rating in our database. Three Hopes is a new title, but having thoroughly enjoyed it (as you can read about in our review), we imagine...

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    • Musou
  • Review Pokémon Snap - Photo Fun That's Over Too Soon

    Candid Camera + Pocket Monster

    This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. There are moments during Pokémon Snap where — upon finding a hidden path — the game ditches the first-person perspective to show your...

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  • Rumour Down Time For 'My Nintendo Store' Could Point To A Direct Next Week

    The dates line up!

    Rumours of an upcoming Nintendo Direct continue to swirl, with many believing Nintendo's next major showcase to occur on June 29th after a rather confident statement from Sony Santa Monica writer Alanah Pearce. Adding fire to the rumour, it looks like the My Nintendo Store for the UK will be undergoing planned maintenance from...

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  • News Pokémon Snap Is Now Available On Switch Online's Expansion Pack

    The N64 classic returns

    Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Pokémon Snap has now been made available to Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. You'll be able to access it via the Nintendo 64 games library. Original article [Fri 17th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Nintendo has announced the N64 release Pokémon Snap will be coming to its Switch...

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  • News New Update For Metroidvania 'Monster Sanctuary' Accidentally Releases Early On Switch

    "This was unintentional"

    Next week, 30th June was meant to see the release of the Pokémon-meets-Metroidvania game Monster Sanctuary's next big update. Titled 'The Forgotten World', this update adds 9 new monsters, a brand new area, new game modes, a randomiser — basically, tons and tons of fun stuff! But if you own the game on Switch, and...

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  • News Sonic Origins Contributor Shares Frustrations Over The State Of The Game

    "We want these problems to be addressed"

    Sonic Origins' launch yesterday saw the return of the blue blurs classic Mega Drive/Genesis games, all bundled together on modern consoles. The most noteworthy part of the bundle is Sonic 3 & Knuckles, which sees Sonic 3 ported to consoles with new, HD upgrades for the first time. To help make this...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Heads To Bangkok In The Latest Major Update

    Pack your bags!

    With the Metropolitan Tour coming to a close, Mario Kart Tour is lining up its next major update. The Bangkok Tour will see players take to the streets of Thailand's capital, with the new track boasting some beautiful colours and lighting throughout. We get a really nice glimpse of the Chao Phraya River, filled with boats that you...

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  • Review Sonic Origins - A Fine Collection For New Fans, Less So For The Hardcore Sonic Crowd

    COPE

    One particularly bright spot in Sonic's recent history was the release of Sonic Mania. One part sequel and one part reimagining of the 2D classics, that retro revival proved to be one of the best-rated and best-selling Sonic projects in recent years. In the (frankly baffling) absence of a true follow-up to Sonic Mania, Sega has instead opted to...

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  • News Sega Announces A USB Cyber Stick Controller For The Mega Drive Mini 2

    Analogue power

    Earlier today, Sega announced the next 11 games coming to the company's next mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2. But that's not the only thing it revealed during the latest livestream. In a bit of a surprise announcement, Sega unveiled a new USB controller — based on the classic SHARP Cyber Stick — that will be compatible with...

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  • News No Man's Sky Will Launch As A "Single-Player Experience" On Switch

    No mention of multiplayer

    In case you missed it, Hello Games' ambitious space epic No Man's Sky will be coming to the Switch on October 7th. If you're looking forward to experiencing the game with friends or other players, in general, you may have to potentially wait for an update later down the line. According to the official game website, No...

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  • News Chris Pratt On Voicing Mario: Says It's "Unlike Anything You've Heard In The Mario World"

    An "updated" voice

    Last September, Nintendo announced Chris Pratt would voice Mario in his upcoming movie. Chris at the time mentioned how he had been "working hard" to perfect the voice of the character, but we're still yet to hear what it sounds like. Now, in a new exclusive with Variety, Pratt has spoken once again about voicing Mario - this...

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  • News The Panda Cup, An Officially-Licensed Smash Bros. Circuit, Begins Today At CEO

    Update: First stop, Daytona Beach

    Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 17:00 BST]: The first round of The Panda Cup Circuit starts today at Daytona Beach and the CEO Fighting Game Championship.This is the first stop in a series of eight tournaments that lead up to the finals in Los Angeles in December. From today until Sunday 26th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...

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    • Smash Bros
    • GameCube
  • Memory Pak After 20 Years, Eternal Darkness Really Deserves A Second Life

    Being stuck on one system is pure insanity

    Picture the setting. You’re walking around a grand mansion, testing out keys on locked doors, investigating every nook and cranny, and simply trying your best to figure out where you need to go and what you need to do. The rooms are well-lit and the furniture neatly positioned together. By all accounts,...

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  • News Day One Patch For Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Drops

    Patch notes inside

    Today's the day Fire Emblem fans get to return to the world of Fire Emblem: Three Houses with the Musou follow-up Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. The game is out now on Switch and will see players control Shez and a plethora of Three Houses characters in some hectic hack-and-slash combat. As we're used to nowadays, the game...

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  • News Splatoon 3 Premieres New 'Off The Hook' Track, And It's A Banger

    Introducing 'Damp Socks ft. Off the Hook'

    Splatoon 3 is due for release on Nintendo Switch this coming September and Nintendo is consistently releasing new information, footage, and music from the game to ramp up excitement. The latest info dump is in the form of a new song from the fictional band 'Damp Socks' called 'Candy-Coated Rocks'. It's very...

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  • News Dead Cells' Accessibility-Focused Update Adds Assist Mode, Difficulty Options, And More

    Called 'Breaking Barriers'

    Motion Twin and Evil Empire's fantastic roguelike Dead Cells has received another new update as of yesterday, and it's a pretty important one too. The studios have partnered with AbleGamers and members of the Dead Cells community to help bring in tons of new accessibility features to the game. A spokesperson for Evil...

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  • Memory Pak Becoming The Very Best In Black & White 2's Pokémon World Tournament

    Like no one ever was...

    Walking out into the arena of Pokémon Black & White 2’s Pokémon World Tournament (PWT) for the first time, I had chills. The lights were dimmed, the crowd was watching, and the commentary was introducing me – my character – as if I were some sort of celebrity. Well, sure, I’d saved Unova and become the Champion...

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  • News Exhilarating Shmup Duo 'Bullet Soul' And 'Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst' Land On Switch This Fall

    More chaotic shmup action

    MAGES. has announced it will be bringing Tachyon's shoot 'em up duo Bullet Soul and Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Coming to the Switch on 9th September worldwide, while Japan will see the game a few weeks later on 22nd September. This flashy bullet-hell shooter rewards you for aggressive play and fast shooting. With music...

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  • News A Plague Tale: Requiem - Cloud Version Locks In October Release For Switch

    "The rat is out of the bag"

    Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment have confirmed A Plague Tale: Requiem will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as a cloud version release on 18th October this year. This was announced earlier on at the latest 'Focus Showcase' alongside an extended gameplay trailer. Requiem is the follow-up to A Plague Tale: Innocence,...

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Thursday23rd Jun 2022

  • News Nintendo Launches "Super" Switch Sale, Up To 50% Off Some Huge Games (North America)

    Roll up for the "Big Ol' Super Sale"

    Nintendo of America has announced a big Switch eShop sale dubbed the "Big Ol' Super Sale", with up to 50% off some real heavy-hitting Nintendo Switch games. Deals on Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey (we hear it's pretty good), The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (also not shabby), Monster Hunter Rise...

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  • Random Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Characters Reimagined As Previous Gen Sprites

    Pixels are back in fashion!

    We're going to be honest with you for a moment: we really miss the 2D art style of the older Pokémon games. There's just something timeless about it, right? Not to mention there was a distinct lack of discourse around the graphics back in the day (okay, perhaps a slight resentment from fans at the slow evolution of the...

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  • News Long-Awaited 'Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition' Is Finally Out Digitally Today

    Physical pre-orders go live on June 24th

    Update: Thu 23rd June, 11:45 BST: It's finally here! Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition has launched digitally for the Nintendo Switch, ending the long wait since the game's original planned launch back in 2020. Now, depending on your region, the game might not quite be live on the eShop just yet, but keep an...

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  • Review Steve Jackson's Sorcery! - One Of Switch's Very Best Narrative Games

    Steve Jackson will remember that

    Way back in the day, long before video games were any good, the cool new narrative mechanic was Choose Your Own Adventure books. Wildly popular back in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, the CYOA genre died off sharpish with the invention of point-and-click games, text adventures, and video games with vast, sprawling...

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  • Rumour Sonic Origins Datamine Hints At A Returning Character For Sonic Frontiers

    And a game mode to match

    Happy 31st birthday to the blue blur! We've seen Sonic the Hedgehog change and evolve tons over the years, and the next step in his journey — Sonic Frontiers — is bringing some of the franchise's biggest changes yet. But before we look forward, we're looking back today with the launch of Sonic Origins. The compilation...

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  • News Yuji Naka Is Shocked That Michael Jackson's Music Is Missing In Sonic Origins

    "Oh my God"

    Update [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 16:10]: Yuji Naka is now sharing photos on Twitter of his time in America when he was working on the original Sonic 3. One of the photos Naka has shared is from the time when he visited "his" house, presumably Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in California. Just casually confirming things even more. Someone's...

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  • News No Man's Sky For Nintendo Switch Gets A Firm Release Date

    Blast off later this year

    No Man's Sky, Hello Games' ambitious space epic, has finally secured a release date for the Switch. The good news is you won't be waiting too long either, as it will be landing both physically and digitally on October 7th, 2022. Originally debuting on the PS4 back in 2016, the game was met with decidedly mixed reception...

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  • Random Get A Glimpse At The Glory Days With This Retro SNES Video

    Featuring the famous Nintendo Gameplay Counsellors

    Just recently, we caught a sneaky glimpse at the dedicated workers testing and packing NES consoles back in 1989. While it hardly contained any surprises or revelations into how consoles were manufactured back in the day, it was nevertheless a fascinating look at the fine folks who worked tirelessly...

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  • News Bobby Kotick Has Been Re-Elected To Activision Blizzard's Board Of Directors

    Investigations into company misconduct are ongoing

    Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, has been successfully re-elected to the company's board of directors for another year. The decision was made as a result of the company's annual shareholder meeting on June 21st, the outcome of which you can read in full right here. Activision Blizzard has...

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  • Feature The Best Dog Games On Nintendo Switch

    The goodest of boys

    Hey, remember when we made a list of the Best Cat Games On The Nintendo Switch? If you're a cat person, you were probably more than satisfied — but what about the poor, forgotten dog people? Fear not, folks. We have you covered, too. In fact, it was a lot harder to narrow down the Best Dog list, although we won't pretend to...

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  • News Pokémon GO Devs Confirm Remote Raiding For Regular Tiers Will Remain "Right Now"

    "Pokémon GO remains about exploring the world around you"

    Pokémon GO was always designed as a mobile game to get you up, outside, and moving. But back when the pandemic kicked off in 2020, developer Niantic had to change things up considerably to allow people to still play the game while also staying safe at home. Now, over two years later, as...

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  • News Capcom Offering Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Demo 'Item Pack' Bonus

    A special DLC launch promo

    Here's one extra reason why you should download and try out the new Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak demo. The save data from this demo can be used to unlock some extra goodies in the full DLC when it arrives next week. This is what you'll get in this special bonus items pack: 60 mega potions, 15 pitfall traps, 30 energy...

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  • Japanese Charts Demon Slayer Retains Top Spot As Pokémon Re-Enters Top Ten

    Mario Strikers also sees a significant drop in sales

    We've got the latest Japanese charts (thanks, Gematsu) and there are a few minor changes of note. First up, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles retains the top spot this week with 20,964 units sold, but Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League have swapped...

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  • News Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Speeds Past $400 Million At The Global Box Office

    A third movie has already been confirmed

    The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has just reached another milestone - surpassing $400 million at the global box office. According to Deadline, the film has now hit $190 million in the US and $209 million internationally, and it still has a Japan and Hong Kong release to go. The top five offshore markets to...

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  • News Atlus Announces Persona And Shin Megami Tensei Plushes, Including A Cuddly Morgana

    Soft kitty

    Anime Expo 2022 is taking place in July, and that means a wave of new merch is rapidly approaching the shore. Atlus has just announced four new plushes as part of that wave: two of Morgana from Persona 5, and Aogami and Nahobino from Shin Megami Tensei V. The plushes are being made by Stubbins, who have made plushes in the past for Mega...

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  • News Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival Arrives On Nintendo Switch This September

    Full song list revealed!

    Earlier this year during a Nintendo Direct presentation, Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival was announced for Switch. Now, in an update, Bandai Namco has confirmed the game will be arriving on 23rd September worldwide. As previously mentioned, there'll be 76 songs included, plus an in-game subscription service - giving...

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  • Nintendo Download 23rd June (North America)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! Sonic Origins! AI: The Somnium Files!

    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 - Nintendo Switch Online +...

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  • News Into The Breach Now Has A Physical Edition, Available For Pre-Order

    Into the breach, then out of the breach, and home before dark

    Another long-awaited physical edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, as tactical strategy game Into The Breach gets printed onto cartridges at last. The physical edition, which is being published by Fangamer, includes a folded poster of a Rift Walker, inside cover art, a...

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  • Nintendo Download 23rd June (Europe)

    Fire Emblem Warriors! Wreckfest! Blade Runner!

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

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  • News Bassmaster Fishing 2022 Surfaces On Switch Today With Full Motion Control Support

    That's a big catch

    Dovetail Games, developer of popular simulators such as Train Simulator 2022 and Fishing Sim World: Pro Tour, has announced that it's reeling in its latest fishing game to Nintendo Switch today! Bassmaster Fishing 2022 - Super Deluxe Edition makes the jump from PC and consoles to the hybrid system and brings the world of...

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  • News New Figment 2 Trailer Drops Ahead Of The Musical Game's Fall Launch

    I think, therefore I solve puzzle-platforming challenges

    Figment 2: Creed Valley is out this October, and in anticipation of the release, Bedtime Digital have put out a new trailer alongside a demo for the game on Switch. The game is a sequel to the original action-adventure musical game Figment, and follows returning protagonist Dusty and his...

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