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News Dr. Mario World Continues To Deliver With New Character 'Dr. Goomba Tower'
Pink Gold Peach is a distant memory now
Earlier in the month, Nintendo revealed Dr. Nabbit as a playable character in smartphone game Dr. Mario World. As cool as Nabbit is, we thought that having him as a new doctor might be pushing things just a tad. How wrong we were. Yes, introducing Dr. Goomba Tower, an actual, real character that will now...
News Brand New My Nintendo App Lets You Buy Games, Watch Directs And View Your Playtime
Now live in Japan
Nintendo has released a brand new 'My Nintendo' app which offers a number of handy services to those who own a Switch, 3DS or Wii U. Currently available exclusively for Android and iOS users in Japan, the app delivers news on Nintendo and its products, will let you watch videos - including Nintendo Direct presentations, and allows...
News Pokémon GO Stay-At-Home Changes Detailed, Remote Raid Pass, Field Research And More
Take part in Raids from home
As promised at the end of last month, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has detailed a number of changes coming to the game to keep players involved while stuck at home. While Pokémon GO usually rewards you for getting out and about, these new tweaks will allow you to take part in Raid Battles and train up your favourite...
News Nintendo Reveals Dr. Nabbit As An Official Dr. Mario World Character (Seriously)
Will be available this week
Dr. Nabbit has been officially unveiled as the next character to arrive in Dr. Mario World (and before you ask, no, this isn't an April Fools' joke). Nintendo's smartphone game, which will actually reach its first anniversary this summer, will receive the new character from 2nd April at 5pm JST (thanks, Japanese...
News Pokémon GO To Throw Out The Rule Book By Offering Stay-At-Home Raid Battles
Pokémon GO Fest to be re-imagined
The latest in a string of new updates for Pokémon GO will see a hugely significant change to the game's signature Raid Battles, as developer Niantic does its bit to help players stay safe at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a
News Pokémon GO Player Spending Soars As More Trainers Bunker Down
Gotta stay inside
Niantic's outdoor mobile game Pokémon GO is reportedly making even more money than it previously was now that people around the globe are locked down indoors. According to Sensor Tower data (via VentureBeat), global player spending in the game reached $23 million last week on 16th March, which was an increase of 66.7% from the...
News Pokémon GO Receives More Updates To Help Players In Isolation, Some Events Cancelled
Including a new one-PokéCoin bundle
As we all adjust our lifestyles to help prevent further spread of the new coronavirus, Pokémon GO developer Niantic has issued another set of new updates to help players stay at home. Perhaps most notably, the bundle of 30 Incense that has been available to purchase for just one PokéCoin has been joined by a...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Experiences A Massive Increase In Downloads And Revenue
That cross-promo event is working wonders
Believe it or not, but downloads for Nintendo's mobile offering Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp have risen by 150% since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's gone from receiving 520,000 installs last month to a whopping 1.3 million as of March 21st. On the revenue front, it's experienced its best...
News Pokémon GO Player Ignores Italy's Coronavirus Lockdown, Tells Police "I Have To Hunt The Pokémon"
And it didn't go unpunished
Pokémon GO can be a wonderful way to pass the time, but there's definitely a time and a place. Italy is currently in lockdown following a large number of coronavirus cases being reported in the country, and has been since 9th March. At present, people have been told to stay in their homes unless they're running...
News NookLink Is Now Up And Running On The Nintendo Switch Online App
Link up with New Horizons today
The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons mobile service 'NookLink' is now live on the Nintendo Switch Online app. In case you've forgotten, it allows you to scan in custom design QR Code patterns from the previous games Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. In addition to t
Random This Free Android App Transforms Your Smartphone Into A Switch Joy-Con
Currently in the alpha stage of development
If you've got a Joy-Con that's drifting, you've lost one, or you need a few more, there's a new smartphone app that's here to solve all of your controller-related problems on the Nintendo Switch. It's called Joy-Con Droid by DeepBlue Labs and is currently in its alpha testing phase on Android devices. In...
News It's Now A Little Easier To Get Original Color Magearna In Pokémon Home
Server-side fix saves the day
The launch of Pokémon Home on Switch and mobile devices got off to a slightly rocky start, with a number of early players reporting issues surrounding 'Original Color' Magearna - a Pokémon that you can receive as a gift in-game. There has been some confusion on the matter from the start, but users who successfully...
News Niantic Updates Pokémon GO To Protect Players From The Coronavirus
Will continue until "further notice"
The COVID-19 pandemic – commonly known as the coronavirus outbreak – has already had a huge impact on the games industry. Certain games have been delayed, Switch stock is in short supply in some locations around the world, and most recently it's resulted in the
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Pocket Camp Crossover Event Is Now Live
Get a Tom Nook shirt
With Animal Crossing: New Horizons now only eight days away from launch, a special crossover event has begun in the series' mobile offering, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Designed to give Pocket Camp players a taste of the island life they can expect to enjoy in New Horizons, the event features several little nods to the new...
News Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Modes Are Now Live
Better late than never
Update (Mon 9th Mar, 2020 09:30 GMT): The Mario Kart Tour multiplayer content has now officially arrived. Nintendo is celebrating the launch with a retweet campaign on Twitter which could end up seeing each and every player receive 30 rubies and an in-game badge. Original Article (Tue 3rd Mar, 2020 03:05 GMT): When the...
News Pokémon GO’s Competitive GO Battle League Kicks Off 13th March, Details Revealed
Updates and improvements promised
Pokémon GO developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company have today revealed that the first season of the game's upcoming competitive mode, GO Battle League, will be launching on 13th March. The GO Battle League is set to allow players to compete in Trainer Battles against other players around the world, rising up...
News Pokémon GO's Nickname Entry Is Censoring Real Pokémon Names
Ho-Oh's a big no-no
When you head out into the real world to play Pokémon GO, catching new monsters who are happily chilling outside your local post office, you're given the option to choose a nickname for your new virtual pet - just like the main series games. As you'd expect, developer Niantic has some restrictions on what you can call your...
News Pokémon Home Will Be Temporarily Down This Week To Fix Pokédex Glitch
And a future update is planned too
Pokémon Home is set to undergo a spot of maintenance later this week in order to fix a glitch that has been affecting a number of players across the globe. From Friday 6th March at 01:30 UTC to 08:00 UTC, the service will be taken down as developers get to work implementing the fix. The bug in question concerns...
News Mario Kart Tour Adds Classic Mario And Luigi And A Remixed Version Of Mario Circuit
Mario Kart Tour is celebrating our favourite moustachioed plumber's roots over the next couple of weeks, with today signalling the start of the Mario Bros. Tour. This new tour will be active from today until 11th March and adds 'Classic' variants of Mario and Luigi into the mix. As you can see in the video above, these versions of...
News Pokémon GO Celebrates Pokémon Day With The Return Of Armored Mewtwo
Party hat Pokémon are also up for grabs
The Pokémon Company and Niantic have already started this year's Pokémon Day celebrations in Pokémon GO with a limited-time event featuring Armored Mewtwo, Clone Pokémon in Raid Battles and special party-hat Pokémon. This all ties in with the Netflix debut of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution on...
News Pokémon Home On Mobile Estimated To Have Banked $1.8 Million In Its First Week
That's a lot of subscriptions
It's been just over a week since the new cloud-based service Pokémon Home was launched on the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, so how is it holding up? Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals the mobile version of the app has already been installed a whopping 1.3 million times. The United States recorded the...
News Nintendo Reveals NookLink, A Companion Mobile App For Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Chat with friends in-game
As well as the trusty NookPhone available to players in-game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons will also be treated to a real-life smartphone application tucked inside the official Nintendo Switch Online app. Revealed in today's Animal Crossing Direct, this upcoming service is called 'NookLink'. By heading to the NookLink...
News Pokémon GO Players Contact Advertising Standards Over Hidden Safari Zone Ticket Costs
Update: Niantic responds
Update (Sat 15th Feb, 2020 12:30 GMT): In response to Pokémon GO players being left frustrated at misleading ticket prices (original story below), Niantic has shared an official statement. Ticket pricing has been adjusted to reflect the hidden costs, although no apology for or explanation behind the initial pricing has been...
News Pokémon Support Explains What Happens When Your Premium Home Plan Expires
You can still withdraw 30 pocket monsters
Since its release yesterday, there's been a lot of questions about Pokémon Home, such as how the app interacts with the existing cloud-based service (Pokémon Bank), and what the differences are between the free and paid plans. If you do end up forking out for a premium subscription, what happens to the...
Random What On Earth Is This GIF Doing In Pokémon Home?
We demand an explanation
The new Pokémon transfer app, Pokémon Home, is now available to download on Switch and mobile devices. We imagine it's already housing thousands of Pokémon as players log in for the first time today, but it also contains... Well, something else. As spotted by Kotaku, opening up the mobile app's APK uncovers a folder...
News Pokémon Home Is Now Available On Nintendo Switch And Mobile Devices
Includes a free Pikachu and Kanto starter
The new cloud-based service Pokémon Home is now officially live on the Nintendo Switch eShop. As previously revealed, it supports connectivity with Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Support The Switch Online Smartphone App
What can we expect from it?
It's easy to forget the Switch Online smartphone app is a thing. The last major update it received was tied to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage builder and since then it's got a handful of updates making some minor adjustments and changes. Prior to this, support was added to the app for Splatoon 2. Although it's not...
News Nintendo And Cygames Detect "Improper Use" Of Dragalia Lost, Warn Players Not To Violate User Agreement
Laying down the law
One of Nintendo's mobile titles that probably doesn't get acknowledged quite as often as the other ones is Dragalia Lost. Last year, Cygames collaborated with franchises like Mega Man and managed to generate more than $106 million in player spending. That makes the game Nintendo's
News New Details And Screenshots Emerge For Pokémon Home
With its official release window of 'February 2020', the launch of Pokémon Home can only be days away - obviously. If you're hoping to learn more about it before it arrives, you might want to check out these new little slices of info shared by Japanese media over the weekend. Interestingly, some outlets have listed the...
Guide All Pokémon GO February 2020 Events - Shadow Raikou, Woobat Research, Sinnoh Region And Valentine's Celebrations, And Much More
February 2020 Pokémon GO events bring a plethora of pink Pokémon
February 2020 is shaping up to be one of Pokémon GO's busiest months ever with developer Niantic announcing a whole bunch of events across the month. Below we've rounded them all up in roughly chronological order (there's a lot of overlap!) so you don't miss out on catching 'em all...
Random Activision Turns Crash Bandicoot Into An Endless Runner For Mobile
With the help of the Candy Crush dev
Adapting major video game characters to mobile devices is all the rage nowadays. Sega's been doing it for many years with Sonic and even Mario has had quite a few mobile games, so it's no surprise to hear Activision is now extending the reach of its own video game mascot Crash Bandicoot. You see, Crash fans...
News Nintendo Provides An Update On Its IP Expansion, Says It's Starting To See Results
Stores, theme parks, movies, mobile games and more
Since 2015, Nintendo has been working hard to increase the number of people who have access to its IP. It's doing this by expanding beyond its core business dedicated to video game platforms. This includes opening official stores, theme parks and even a plan to turn Super Mario into a motion...
Random The Mario Kart Series Now Features Nine Forms Of Princess Peach
And you thought Smash's Fire Emblem issue was bad
Mario Kart has a problem. We first noticed it creeping up on us when Mario Kart 8 started to receive DLC on Wii U and with Mario Kart Tour, things are getting completely out of hand. Yep, that's right: there are Princess Peachs absolutely everywhere. The smartphone game has recently kicked off its...
News Players Have Now Spent A Combined $1 Billion On Nintendo's Smartphone Games
That's not including Pokémon GO
New data from app store intelligence site Sensor Tower has revealed that Nintendo's library of smartphone titles have now generated more than $1 billion in player spending. The figure combines totals from six games - Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Dragalia Lost,
News Pokémon Home Details Revealed: Free And Premium Plans, National Pokédex And More
Launching next month
The Pokémon Company has released a new wave of information for Pokémon Home, the upcoming cloud-based service which helps players store and trade their favourite Pokémon across a number of games. The service will use your Nintendo Account on both the Nintendo Switch and mobile; you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon...
News Another Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Test Is Coming, And You're Invited
Update: And it's live!
Update: Just one day after the thing was first announced, Nintendo has kickstarted the second multiplayer test for Mario Kart Tour. You can get in on the action by heading to the game's menu and selecting 'Multiplayer'. Original Article (Tue 21st Jan, 2020 10:30 GMT): Nintendo has revealed that Mario Kart Tour is set to...
News Pokémon GO 2020 Global Events Revealed, Safari Zones To Be Held In US And UK
Here are the dates and locations you need
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has announced a handful of large-scale community events set to take place throughout the first half of the year. Four events have been detailed so far, all taking place between February and May of 2020. The majority of these are Pokémon GO Safari Zone events, which have...
News The Switch Online Mobile App Just Got Another Minor Update
It's been a while...
If you're one of the few people who still make regular use of the Switch Online smartphone app, you might be interested to hear Nintendo recently rolled out a new update for it. Admittedly, though, it doesn't do much. This time around it's a simple fix for an issue that made it impossible to sign in on certain devices:...
News Pokémon GO Player Shares Life-Changing Weight Loss Story
10 stone lost, lifelong friends gained
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has released a new video which tells the story of Tommy, a fan of the game who has enjoyed dramatic health improvements as a result of playing regularly. A student at the University of Greenwich in the UK, Tommy recalls how he felt "isolated" as a child, not having many friends...
News New Trademark Suggests The Mario & Luigi Series Is Making A Comeback
Is Nintendo moving on?
In October 2019, AlphaDream filed for bankruptcy after poor sales of the 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey at the start of the year. It raised many questions about the future of the Mario & Luigi series, which started out life during the Game Boy Advance generation. If you've been...
News Pokémon GO Just Had Its Most Successful Year Ever, Trainers Spent Nearly $900 Million
Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO has just recorded its best year ever in terms of in-game player spending. According to Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence estimates, the mobile app generated around $894 million in gross player spending in 2019. Before this, the best period for GO was the year of its launch in 2016, when it...
Guide Pokémon GO - Looming In The Shadows Walkthrough: Mysterious Components, Rocket Radar And Battling Giovanni
Quest Details for all Six Stages - New Special Research Drops as Team GO Rocket Invasion Intensifies
There’s never a dull moment in Pokémon GO. Squeezing itself in before Pokémon chatter turns to Sword and Shield’s release next week, and hot on the heels of the Halloween and ‘Colossal Discovery’ events, Niantic have put live another new...
News Pokémon GO Players Share Stories Of Improved Health And Social Lives
The benefits are plain to see
Pokémon GO was undoubtedly one of the biggest games of the last decade, giving Pokémon fans a whole new way to enjoy their favourite hobby and even sparking a worldwide surge in popularity for both the brand and gaming as a whole. When it first launched in 2016, the game had its fair share of negative press - there...
News Niantic Forced To Disable Pokémon GO's PokéStop And Gym Contributions Due To "Overwhelming Response"
And to "avoid stability issues"
In October, Niantic announced it would roll out the Wayfarer Tool to improve the overall experience its augmented reality games provided. This included support for the popular mobile title, Pokémon GO. It was launched a few days ago, but due to the overwhelming response from the player base, Niantic has now had to...
News Mario Kart Tour's New Year Event Starts On 31st December
New driver alts, karts and gliders up for grabs
Nintendo has announced the next event for its free-to-play mobile game Mario Kart Tour. Of course, it's all tied to the new year. Celebrations starting on 31st December with the aptly named New Year's Tour. This next tour will decorate the Tokyo track, add multiple new driver alts, karts and gliders,...
News Mario Kart Tour Finally Gets Real-Time Multiplayer, Kind Of
A beta test gets things underway
Ever since it first drifted onto the scene, Mario Kart Tour players have been hoping to see the addition of true multiplayer gameplay. Thankfully, that very day is (kind of) upon us, with the launch of a beta test for select users. Starting from today, 19th December, and running until 05:59 UTC on 27th December, a...
News Pokémon GO's New Buddy Adventure Update Brings Your Favourite Partner To Life
And it'll walk with you on the map
Pokémon GO developer Niantic has revealed a brand new feature for the game called 'Buddy Adventure', alongside a mushy trailer that's sure to get nostalgic fans a little teary. This new update will give players the ability to interact with their Buddy Pokémon in all-new ways, bringing them to life in a way that...
News Pokémon GO Is One Of The Top Grossing Games Of This Year And The Past Decade
Gotta cash 'em all
If you asked someone to name one of the most popular mobile games of the past decade, there's a good chance they might mention Niantic's augmented reality title, Pokémon GO. The game was first released in 2016 and as of October this year, surpassed $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue and has been downloaded more than 541...
News Isabelle's Twitter Account Will No Longer Provide Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Updates
Lloid the gyroid is now in charge
Update - Tue 17th Dec, 2019 01:45 GMT: Isabelle has officially passed on the Pocket Camp duties to Lloid the gyroid. As of today, he'll be covering all of the updates tied to the mobile game. This clears up the main Animal Crossing Twitter account, which hopefully means we'll get some New Horizon updates as we get...
News Birdo Joins Mario Kart Tour's Holiday Event As A Playable Character
And there's a reindeer Yoshi
Yet another new tour is on the way to Mario Kart Tour this week, and it looks set to add three new characters for players to pick up. Serving as the last tour of the year, the 'Holiday Tour' is due to kick off from 10pm PT on 17th December (so that's 6am GMT the following morning). As you can see in the promotional...