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News It's Official, PowerWash Simulator Scrubs Up On Switch This Month
And you can wash... Croft Manor?
Pack it up Zelda, Final Fantasy, Starfield, etc. — PowerWash Simulator is turning on the hoses on 31st January when it launches on Switch. Finally, a real video game that will wash the scrubs away. Joking aside, PowerWash Simulator became a bit of a surprise hit in 2021 in Early
News Brutal Pixel Art Metroidvania 'Elderand' Launches On Switch Next Month
Heads will roll
Publisher Graffiti Games and developer Mantra have announced a new pixel art Metroidvania called Elderand, due to launch on Nintendo Switch and PC on February 16th, 2023. Utilising a classic pixel art visual style, the game is a true gore-fest with blood and monsters all over the shop. It will implement RPG elements, crafting...
News Thunderful's SteamWorld Teaser Was Just Another Announcement Tease
Update: New details coming on Monday
Update [Wed 18th Jan, 2023 16:30 GMT]: So what was that new announcement from Thunderful games? We'll have to wait a little bit longer! Thunderful Games did share a SteamWorld-related update today at 3pm GMT — except it was just another, proper tease for an additional announcement. On 23rd January at 5:30pm...
News This Turn-Based Mystery RPG Sneaked Up On Us, And It Looks Absolutely Brilliant
A lot is coming out in 2023, but somehow, a turn-based RPG that combines a neo-futuristic world with mystery-solving completely passed us by — until today. Mato Anomalies comes from Chinese-based developer Arrowiz and is coming to Switch on 10th March 2023. That's in the middle of a crowded period for RPG fans, but the...
News Don't Let This Trailer Fool You, The Switch Isn't Getting A New Operating System
Well, we've seen some publishers push their luck with their marketing at times, but this one really takes the biscuit. RedDeer Games has unveiled nOS: New Operating System, a new game for the Switch that lightly simulates the experience of a personal computer, albeit with cute visuals and a significantly more simplified user experience...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden On Switch
Will you Reach Out To The Truth?
Persona fans will be feasting later on this week when two classic entries in the series — Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden — launch on the Switch eShop on 19th January. This duo of PS2 classics, based on their PSP and PS Vita versions respectively, join the beloved Persona 5 Royal on a Nintendo console for...
News Barista Visual Novel 'Coffee Talk Episode 2' Brews Up 2023 Release Date
It's bean a while
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, a sequel to the beloved heart-to-heart barista sim game from 2020, has announced a new release date in 2023. Originally slated for a 2022 release, the game was delayed following a difficult year that saw a disagreement between developer Toge Productions and PQube concerning A Sp
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Fire Emblem Engage
After trailers, gameplay leaks and enough character reveals to fill a small novel, we are finally on the home straight for the release of Fire Emblem Engage. While we still have a few more days to wait before we can all get our hands on the game on 20th January, we can today see what the critics have had to say about the latest in...
News Rhythm Sprout Is A Combat Rhythm Game With K-Pop, EDM, And Lo-Fi Beats
Out in February
Publisher tinyBuild has revealed that it's bringing the colourful melee music game Rhythm Sprout to Switch on 1st February. In Rhythm Sprout, you're an Onion (an Onion Knight, perhaps?) who is on a mission to eradicate all of the sweet treats in the world and rescue Princess Cauliflower. Wait...why are we removing sweets from the...
Reminder Unlock A Bayonetta Origins Demo In Bayonetta 3
Try out the brief playable teaser
Another Switch exclusive coming out in the earlier half of this year is Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. In case you missed this one, it's a new spin-off in the Bayonetta series that was revealed last year at The Game Awards. This new title is set in a storybook-like world, where players take on the...
PSA Watch Out, Fire Emblem Engage Leaks Are Appearing Online
The scales are tipping
Fire Emblem Engage is out this Friday, but some lucky people have already got their hands on the game. According to Fendoreo1 on ResetEra (don't click the link if you want to avoid spoilers), someone is currently playing through the entirety of Fire Emblem Engage and posting their impressions online — including screenshots...
Exclusive Farming Game SunnySide Shows Off 24 Dateable Residents In New Trailer
Spoiled for choice
Farming games have millions of fans at this point, thanks to the killer combo of Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons, Rune Factory, and Stardew Valley, but they all have one thing in common that has very little to do with farming: The ability to date people in town. Let's be honest, a lot of people who love farming games aren't just...
News Check Out These Sublime Soundtrack Samples From Octopath Traveler II
42 song previews are available
Can you believe we're only just over a month away from Octopath Traveler II's release? Well, ahead of the game's launch on 24th February, Square Enix has shared some previews of the game's soundtrack over on its Japanese site (via NoisyPixel). And my goodness, if there's one thing we can be sure of, the music sounds...
News Digimon World: Next Order Frame Rate, Resolution And File Size For Switch Revealed
Out next month
Digimon fans will want to make some space on their Switch with the arrival of Digimon World: Next Order next month. This new version of the 2016 PlayStation Vita release comes with a brand new 'Beginner' mode on Switch and also other features like the ability to run faster. Additionally, there are improved specs. As highlighted via a...
Video Check Out This New Fire Emblem Engage Nintendo Switch Gameplay
Five minutes of direct footage
Nintendo's first major release of the year Fire Emblem Engage is due out on the Switch next week. If you're eager to see more, you've come to the right place, as our lovely video team has uploaded some brand-new gameplay footage. For anyone wondering, this new entry runs in docked mode at around 972p, and in portable,...
News Yes, There Really Will Be A Space Invaders Mode In Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!
Pop those aliens
Taito's brand-new instalment in the Puzzle Bobble series launches this spring and in a surprising yet adorable move, Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! will have a brand new mode which celebrates Space Invaders. (Thanks, Gematsu!) Nope, you're not reading that wrong at all. For the legendary arcade game's 45th anniversary, Bub, Bob, Peb,...
News Desolate Cyberpunk Roguelite 'Blade Assault' Carves March Release On Switch
Update: Delayed from last year
Update [Fri 13th Jan, 2023 10:45 GMT]: PM Studios has revealed that Blade Assault is still coming to Switch — and it now has a brand new release date of 31st March. This 2D side-scroller was expected to launch last September, but it was quietly delayed. But we now know that yes, the game is still on its way, and it...
News Kirby's Samurai Mini-Game Is Getting Online Support In Return To Dream Land Deluxe
Past meets present
Kirby's famous Samurai mini-game will be featured in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe and today Nintendo has shared a brief teaser. It's also mentioned how players will be able to hop online and compete against other player records from all around the world. This minigame will be accessible via the Merry Magoland mode -...
News Atlus Releases Strict Streaming Guidelines For Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden
Be careful out there!
As popular as streaming is nowadays, a number of companies enforce a certain set of rules when it comes to new-release games. The Japanese company Atlus is one that's done this time and time again with games like 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim and Persona 5 Royal, and now it's released its guidelines for Persona 3 Portable and Persona...
News It's RAW! Become A Michelin Starred Chef In 'Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator'
Game launches next month
Ever wanted to run a Michelin starred restaurant but can't be bothered with the inevitable stress that such a vocation would bring? Then Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator might be the game for you. The game was initially announced last year and we've already covered a previous trailer based on 'The Taste of France', but...
News Abandon Your Inner Landlubber And Set Sail With 'Sailing Era', Launching Summer
Publisher BiliBili and developer GY Games have announced Sailing Era, a realistic sailing simulation set to emark on the Switch eShop this Summer. The game is available on Steam right now and sees you commanding a sailing fleet either for fun or for a legitimate business. You can battle with pirates, encounter potential romantic partners...
News New 'Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe' Website Shows Off More Screenshots & Video
Move over Fire Emblem
We're now at the tail end of Fire Emblem Engage's marketing push - with the game arriving next week, and it seems Nintendo is already turning its attention towards the return of the pink puffball, Kirby. After the successful release of his first ever 3D platformer in March last year, Nintendo now has Kirby's Return to Dream...
News Minecraft Legends To Feature At Xbox's New 'Developer_Direct' Broadcast
Tune in January 25th
After a number of rumours and reports, Microsoft has officially confirmed it will be broadcasting an Xbox & Bethesda 'Developer_Direct' later this month on January 25th. As part of this, it seems Minecraft fans will be getting an "inside look" at the upcoming action-strategy game, Minecraft Legends. This title will be...
News Simon Pegg Is Heading Back To School As Hogwarts Legacy's Headmaster
How's that for a slice of fried gold?
In a video posted online today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed that Simon Pegg will be voicing the Headmaster of Hogwarts, Phineas Nigellus Black, in Hogwarts Legacy. Pegg, who is famous for his roles in Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, and more, breaks down the...
News Turn-Based Folklore 'Howl' Brings Wolf Hunting And 'Living Ink' Visuals To Switch This Year
Silver bullets at the ready
The Switch is home to enough turn-based tactics games to last a lifetime, but that hasn't deterred Mipumi, the studio behind the point and click adventure The Lion's Song, from working on a title which looks to stand out from the rest. Howl is set to land on Switch later this year (we can't be more specific than 'early...
News Kirby Gains New Copy Abilities For Return To Dreamland Deluxe
Oh Mr. Sandman...
We are just over a month away from the release of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and the team over at HAL Laboratory has started drip-feeding us new additions to the game. The most prominent of these is the reveal of Kirby's new Copy Abilities - power-ups gained after inhaling an enemy. We already knew of the Mecha ability...
News Fire Emblem Engage Scheduled Maintenance Spotted Ahead Of Launch
The Switch exclusive arrives next week
The newest chapter in Nintendo's long-running tactical role-playing series Fire Emblem arrives on the Switch next week. Despite this, the game's already getting scheduled maintenance. This was spotted by the Twitter bot, NinStatusBot - which shares information about Nintendo's maintenance and server outages...
News New SpongeBob SquarePants Trailer Introduces The Cast Of The Cosmic Shake
"Meet the Bikini Bottomites"
It's quite a busy start to the year for the Switch with games like Fire Emblem Engage and classic Persona titles releasing next week. One other game to be on the lookout for towards the end of the month is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. To help build some excitement around this new adventure, THQ Nordic and...
News Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Trailer Showcases Signature Action Combat
The Chosen One
Next month, Tales of Symphonia returns to a Nintendo console when Tales of Symphonia Remastered launches on Switch (and other platforms) on 17th February. Ahead of that date, Bandai Namco and Nintendo have shared a gameplay trailer to bring newcomers up to speed on what to expect, and get long-time fans excited to dive back into a...
News Atari's Once-Lost Shmup 'Akka Arrh' Makes Dazzling Return In New Screenshots
A 'revitalized' version from Jeff Minter
Atari has shared some brand-new visuals for the return of its once-lost classic, Akka Arrh, which is being produced and completed by the legendary British game designer, Jeff Minter. The shmup, created by Mike Hally and Dave Ralston, was originally due to be released in arcades in 1982 but was scrapped as it...
News Nintendo Provides A Look At Switch's Games Line-Up For 2023
Zelda, Pikmin 4 and more!
If you've been wondering what's on the way to the Switch in 2023, Nintendo's UK website has now shared its own list - highlighting what's on the horizon for the year. It includes "just a handful of announced games" on the way to Switch, but it's already got some highly anticipated releases in it such as The Legend of...
News Story Of Seasons, Rune Factory Producer Developing Brand New Action RPG For Switch
'Rear Sekai' will launch 2023 in Japan
Publisher Bushiroad has revealed a brand new action RPG, coming to Switch in Japan in 2023, with Story of Seasons and Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto developing the game. Reported by Nintendo Everything (via Famitsu) the new game is titled Rear Sekai, and was teased at the Bushiroad New Year Grand...
News Excellent Sci-Fi Survival Horror Signalis Scores A Physical Switch Release
Arriving towards the end of February
One of the highlight survival horror experiences on the Nintendo Switch last year was the indie title Signalis. If you've been holding out for a local physical release, you're in luck - with the developer Rose-engine announcing a hard copy published by Humble Games. It will release towards the "end of February...
Guide Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life - Everything We Know So Far
Release date, characters, and more!
Beloved GameCube farming sim Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is coming back to our consoles this year, and we can't wait. Even though it's now a Story of Seasons game instead of a Harvest Moon one... even though the characters are all redesigned... and even if doesn't die in the remake (although we would be a...
News Fire Emblem Engage Anime-Like Opening Cinematic Surfaces Online
Get a glimpse of the title screen, too
Ahead of the release of Fire Emblem Engage later this month, the Dutch Nintendo fansite N1-UP has uploaded the game's opening cinematic to its YouTube channel. This footage was apparently captured during a preview session at Nintendo. A lot of reactions are saying how it's got anime vibes, and it's easy to see...
News PowerWash Simulator Seemingly Arrives On Switch Soon
It's time to clean up your neighbourhood
Washing things might not necessarily sound like fun, but PowerWash Simulator has managed to make a name for itself over the past year. It was announced for the Nintendo Switch last September, and now in the latest update, it seems the game could be splashing onto the hybrid platform at the end of this month...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For January And February 2023
Fire Emblem! Kirby! Octopath 2!
It's a brand new year and Nintendo's kicking things off with a bang, giving us a brand new Fire Emblem to sink our teeth into right from the off. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over the next couple of months. There are some hand-picked highlights featured to begin...
News Sea Of Stars Shares Guest Music Track From Veteran Composer Yasunori Mitsuda
Well... 17 seconds of it
Sea Of Stars, the upcoming RPG from Sabotage Studio and a prequel to its 2018 hit The Messenger, is well on its way to launching at some point in 2023. Development appears to be going smoothly at the moment and, as announced by Sabotage in 2022, the game's soundtrack will feature music from legendary Japanese composer...
News Koei Tecmo Shares "First In-Game Look" At Atelier Ryza 3's Early Purchase Bonus
One of seven outfits to be delivered
Like previous entries, Atelier Ryza 3 will also be receiving some bonus character outfits. Koei Tecmo has today shared its "first in-game look" at Ryza's "summer look". This is available as an "Early purchase bonus". In total there'll be seven costumes released in this set. They'll available for a "limited time"...
Round Up The Previews Are In For Fire Emblem Engage
Early impressions have arrived
January might not be the biggest month in the gaming calendar for 2023 but there are still some exciting releases coming out. One of these happens to be Fire Emblem Engage. Yesterday, previews went live, and now to add this, we've gathered a selection of impressions from a number of other gaming websites about the...
News Fire Emblem Engage Gets A Nine Minute Overview Trailer
Take a look
Nintendo's marketing campaign for Fire Emblem Engage is now well and truly underway. Following previews going live, it's now released a brand new overview trailer that runs for close to nine minutes. One catch is it's only been uploaded to Nintendo's YouTube channels in Japan, so you'll have to watch the whole thing in Japanese. It...
News Classic Taito Games Get Enhanced Re-Releases On Switch In February
Puzzle Bobble 2 & 3 and Metal Black get the S-Tribute treatment
Days after teasing its 2023 plans, Taito's Puzzle Bobble series and Metal Black are coming to the Switch thanks to City Connection and its S-Tribute series (thanks, Gematsu!).
Hands On Fire Emblem Engage Is Surprisingly Fast-Paced And Delightfully Deep
12 rings to rule them all
Happy New Year, Fire Emblem fans! And what a start to 2023 it looks like being for all you tactical RPG aficionados, as Intelligent Systems' Fire Emblem Engage gets set to drop onto Switch in just a handful of weeks. We've already been busy blasting through the game over the Christmas holiday period and, at around about 12...
News Lucasarts Fans, Take Note: 'The Excavation Of Hob's Barrow' Is Coming To Switch
An excellent point-and-click
If we were tasked with naming the three creepiest things in the world, in order, it would be: Pointing, clicking, and Yorkshire. Finally, at last, someone has made a game with all three, and it's called The Excavation Of Hob's Barrow. Anyone who's ever enjoyed pointing, clicking, Yorkshire, and horrible eldritch...
Video 8 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In January
Fire Emblem Engage, Persona 4 Golden, and more
It's a new year, folks! 2023 is here and if there's one thing we're sure of, it's that January is generally a pretty quiet month for gaming in general. Well, this year, the Switch has said "errr no thank you" and gifted us a whole bunch of awesome new releases that we should all be getting excited...
News Rhythm Heaven Inspired Game 'Bits & Bops' Smashes Its Switch Kickstarter Goal
Over 20 unique rhythm minigames included
A rhythm game comprised of over 20 unique minigames has comfortably exceeded its Nintendo Switch stretch goal on Kickstarter with the campaign set to end in just a handful of hours at the time of writing. Bits & Bops, which has clearly been inspired by the WarioWare series of games, features stunning...
News Zelda amiibo Listings Surface Online Ahead Of Tears Of The Kingdom Release
Could a restock be on the way?
Nintendo is launching The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May of this year and it seems like there could also be a Zelda amiibo restock taking place ahead of this game's release. New pre-order listings for Nintendo's existing Zelda amiibo line have surfaced on
News Level-5 Teases New IP Announcement Coming This Year
But will it make it out West?
For most of us Nintendo fans, Level-5 holds a special place in our hearts. Between the Professor Laytons, Inazuma Elevens and Yo-Kai Watches, the chances are that we have all come across the studio at least once or twice in our gaming days. Now, it looks like a new IP is on the horizon. Shared in the company's 'Happy...
News Koei Tecmo Brings Fate/Samurai Remnant To Switch In 2023, Here's A First Look
Sharpen your blades
Many game companies are jumping straight into the announcements this year and this includes Koei Tecmo. Just a few days ago it lifted the lid on the new Type-Moon project, Fate/Samurai Remnant. This title, based on the popular anime game series, will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2023 and takes on the form...
Feature Mecha And Memories - How 16-Bit Nostalgia Influenced SNES-Style JRPG 'Chained Echoes'
"Xenoblade Chronicles 3 nearly caused a delay"
A world where dragons exist and people pilot mechs? Not the most common of combinations — despite both elements often appearing in RPGs frequently over the years — but for SNES and PS1-inspired JRPG Chained Echoes, this is completely the norm. Revealed back in 2019, the game blasted through its...