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TodaySun, 5th Apr 2020

  • News SNK Gals Fighters Gets Rated For The Nintendo Switch In South Korea

    A Neo Geo Pocket Color revival

    The Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive 'SNK Gals' Fighters' has been rated for the Nintendo Switch in South Korea and officially confirmed by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. The game was first released in the year 2000 and is a one-on-one fighting game with a 2D chibi art style. The all-female SNK...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Retro
  • News You'll Be Able To Buy The Borderlands And Bioshock Games Separately On The Switch eShop

    Or you can stick with the collections

    Last week, during Nintendo's Mini Direct presentation, the publisher 2K confirmed it would be releasing the Bioshock: The Collection, XCOM 2: Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection on the Switch. All of these are coming to the hybrid system on 29th May. It sounds fantastic

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • 2K

YesterdaySat, 4th Apr 2020

  • News Cooking Mama's New Game Has Been Pulled From The Switch eShop And Nobody Knows Why

    Physical copies are also hard to find

    Cooking Mama appears to have gone missing. According to a lengthy report from IGN, her new game – Cooking Mama: Cookstar – was released on the US Switch eShop last week, but has since been pulled. This extends to multiple other regions including the UK and Australia and supposedly applies to copies of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Cooking Mama
  • Random Modder Guts A Nintendo GameCube And Turns It Into A Modern Gaming PC

    The power button and controllers still work

    We're used to seeing console and PC mods but this design is a little different. The YouTube channel Tech by Matt decided to gut a Nintendo GameCube and turn it into a fully-functioning gaming PC. While not everyone will agree with this decision, the system – to be fair – is described as a broken one...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • GameCube
  • Video 11 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In April

    Plenty to choose from

    Following on from the games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, DOOM 64. Saint's Row IV: Relected, the month of April appea

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Xenoblade Studio Monolith Soft Actually Helped Out With Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Embracing island life

    Here's something you probably didn't know, Monolith Soft – the talented company behind the Xenoblade Chronicles series – helped out with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. No, this isn't some late April Fool's joke, it's all according to a new listing on the Japanese developer's website. Unfortunately, there are no extra...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Monolith Soft
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • News Port Specialist Virtuos Ready To Help Bring Next-Gen PlayStation And Xbox Titles To Nintendo Switch

    "we are charged up and full of talent"

    Port specialist Virtuos has made quite a name for itself during the Switch generation - helping bring across games like Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire. The company's vice president of games, Elijah Freeman, has also previously told other developers not to treat Nintendo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Virtuos
    • Industry
  • Feature Why We Think Crazy Redd Will Bring His Artwork To Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    We're Redd-y for ya, cousin

    For those who have played any of the previous entries in the Animal Crossing series, you're all-too-familiar with that crazy black market-dealing fox named Redd. Love him or hate him, he carries wares that are impossible to find anywhere else – including counterfeits and fakes. The paintings, statues and sculptures –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Features
  • News IGN Announces Its New 'Summer Of Gaming' Digital Event, An E3 Replacement Starting This June

    Multiple third-party publishers involved

    Last month, E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to "increased and overwhelming concerns" about the coronavirus outbreak. Various video game companies, such as Nintendo, responded to the news with official statements saying they would explore other ways to engage with fans and share new announcements. Now,...

    • Industry
    • E3
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 4th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a crazy week we've had this week with a huge Switch eShop sale, ridiculous levels of Animal Crossing creativity, and even reports suggesting that 2020 is set to bring l

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Mini Review Wandersong - This One Can Really Hold A Tune

    Pitch perfect

    We recently asked if there were any Switch games we'd missed which you thought were worthy of a review. Wandersong was one of the most-requested games, so there we are! They say that music heals the soul, but can it actually save the entire universe? Wandersong seems to think so. You take on the role of a passionate bard who uses his...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home

    "It’s very much like being in quarantine and lockdown all the time"

    Last month music label Materia Collective put out the original soundtracks to both Yooka-Laylee and its sequel Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on a host of digital storefronts and streaming platforms. The music from both of Playtonic Games' love letters to platformer

    • Features
    • Interviews

Friday3rd Apr 2020

  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.2 Patch Notes - What's Fixed And Changed

    Update: Full patch notes now available in English

    Nintendo has just issued Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.1.2, which fixes some bugs found within the game since launch. (UPDATE: Version 1.1.3 has also just been released, but it's less grand than this particular update, with only a single bug fix.) The

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo Life is here...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • US
  • Random Please Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Needs A Balloon Nerf Right Now

    And patch that glitch while you're at it

    Have you taken a look at the skies above your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently and noticed there are continual balloon fly-overs? Well, you're not alone. There appears to have been an increased rate of balloon spawns in the lead-up to Bunny Day and it's starting to drive some players...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Video Areas You Weren't Meant To See In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Things get weird beyond your usual line of sight

    If you're interested in game development or simply getting to see things that you're not supposed to, you'll definitely want to give this video a watch. YouTuber user Shesez has shared a new video which takes the camera of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to places that it shouldn't ordinarily go. For...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.3 Patch Notes - Update Fixes An Annoying Bug

    That was quick!

    Nintendo isn't hanging around when it comes to patching Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Only yesterday did we get Version 1.1.2 which fixed the 'villager moving out' bug, and today we've got another patch which solves the irksome problem of

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Has "A Ton Of Respect" For Nintendo, But Is Over Rumours About Select Titles Coming To Switch

    "I'd rather be able to set more of an Xbox-level expectation for our fans"

    Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed up on a number of occasions to achieve the impossible. Last year, for example, Rare's iconic mascot Banjo-Kazooie debuted in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Along with this, was the release of games like the run 'n gun platformer Cuphead and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News Harry Potter-Style Wizard RPG Witchbrook Gets A Fresh Look, And It's Pretty Magic

    Spellbinding

    Chucklefish's 'magical school sim' Witchbrook has a fresh new look, it has been revealed. The game – which is being developed at Chucklefish's London-based HQ – has been in development for a while now, and previously sported a top-down 2D look. That's now been replaced in favour of an isometric viewpoint which looks pretty great in...

    • Chucklefish
    • Witchbrook
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Comments On Switch Stock Issues, Delay Situation "Has Not Changed"

    It's not looking great

    With the impact of the coronavirus having ever-increasing effects on the production and distribution of gaming hardware, getting your hands on a Nintendo Switch is now proving to be quite the challenge in some areas of the world. Major retailers across the UK and US are struggling to keep up with the demand at present, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Coronavirus
  • Random Pokémon's Pallet Town Looks Adorable In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    A wonderful recreation

    For most of us, creating an in-game living space that resembles anything remotely appealing is probably cause for celebration, but some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are just painfully creative. Earlier this week, we saw someone transform their New Horizons island into a faithful recreation of The Legend of Zelda's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News Image & Form Gives Away 2,000 SteamWorld Games, Codes Now Sent Out To Winners

    Were you one of the lucky ones?

    Update (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 15:30 BST): Image & Form's SteamWorld giveaway turned out to be a resounding success, with the studio reporting "tens of thousands of requests" over the qualifying period. Thanks to this, the team decided to double the number of free games being given away from 1,000 to 2,000, with all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
  • News These Adorable Animal Crossing Plushes Are Launching This Month

    In Japan, at least

    Just when you thought you couldn't get enough of Animal Crossing, along comes this set of adorable pushes. San-ei Boeki's Animal Crossing All-Star Collection is expected to launch in Japan at the end of this month, and you can pre-order them now. The range includes many favourites from the series. Some of these have been...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • Random Animal Crossing's Grandma Superfan Receives Limited Edition New Horizons Switch

    And she's shared an unboxing video

    One of the best things to come out of the Animal Crossing community over the past year or so is the story of Audrey (or Audie, as she's known in-game), the now 88-year-old grandma who first rose to fame for clocking in a whopping 3,500+ hour playtime on Animal Crossing: New Leaf. She's become something of an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • Review Shinsekai: Into The Depths - A Watery Twist On The Metroidvania Format

    Unsplashy adventure with hidden depths

    We shouldn't be surprised any longer when a mobile-to-Switch port turns out to be decent. There are far too many examples to list here, but just recently both Exit The Gungeon and Oddmar have acquitted themselves admirably. Even so, we're as surprised as you are to note that the latest must-have Metroidvania...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shinsekai
  • Video This Incredible Fan-Made Trailer Reimagines Zelda As A Paper Mario Game

    Check this out, Nintendo

    Earlier this week, we heard some rumours about the potential revival of multiple Mario games. One, in particular, was Paper Mario. While many fans would love to see it return to form, what would it be like if Nintendo decided to turn one of its other major franchises into a paper-crafted RPG experience? On 2nd April, the...

    • Video
    • Zelda
    • Paper Mario
  • News The Super Mario LEGO Sets Could Be Arriving In North America This August

    Let's-a-go!

    For a long time now, Nintendo fans have been crying out for themed LEGO sets based on their favourite video games. While Super Mario probably wasn't the number one request, that's how this collaboration between the two famous companies will begin. Right now, apart from the initial reveal, there's been nothing officially mentioned about...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • North America
  • News Castlevania-Like Platformer Rogue Legacy Is Getting A New-Look Sequel

    Thankfully it wasn't an April Fools' joke

    Cellar Door Games has revealed that a sequel to roguelike action platformer Rogue Legacy is now in development. The announcement began on 1st April when the following tease appeared on social media. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear whether or not the tweet was actually an April Fools' prank...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cuphead Lookalike Enchanted Portals Is Heading Back To Kickstarter

    "We believe it would grant us more control over the project"

    Enchanted Portals – the 2D platformer that caught heat for looking a lot like Cuphead – is heading back to Kickstarter, developer Xixo Game Studio has announced. The game was first announced in October of last year, with a Switch release on the cards even at that early stage.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Enchanted Portals
    • Switch eShop
  • News Panzer Dragoon: Remake Will Patch In Saori Kobayashi's Remixed Soundtrack

    Update: And it's live!

    Update: The update is now live: Original Story [Sun 29th Mar, 2020 09:05 BST]: Panzer Dragoon: Remake made a surprise landing on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week as a timed-exclusive, and while it doesn't quite match the Sega Saturn original, there's a patch on the way that will hopefully make it a little bit better...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
  • News PlatinumGames Has A Special 'Bonus Stage' Announcement To Make, What Could It Be?

    No, we're not joking

    After teasing its fanbase earlier this week on April Fool's Day, it appears PlatinumGames really does have one more surprise lined up. Out of nowhere, a 'bonus stage' has suddenly appeared on its promotional website. As you can see above, it remains a mystery and is simply dated 2020, so we can't even say when exactly it will be...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • News Sakurai Explains The Idea Behind Smash Bros. 'Pic Of The Day' And How It Keeps His Dev Team In Sync

    It creates "a better flow"

    For a very long time now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has been sharing a 'Pic of the Day' over on Twitter. While he's previously explained how a lot of these screens were never intended to be shown outside of the office, in his most recent Weekly Famitsu column, he revealed the idea behind it –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Famitsu
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Switch Owners Can Get A Free Month's Comic Book Subscription With Izneo

    Get a free premium sub

    Izneo, one of the comic book apps currently available on Nintendo Switch, is offering up a month's free premium subscription as part of its Stay At Home campaign. A premium subscription gives readers access to 1,800 comics both offline and online, including the likes of Thorgal, Aldebaran, Black Moon Chronicles and Carthago...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fantasy RPG Monster Viator Soars Onto Switch Next Week

    With a 10% launch discount

    The Switch eShop is about to get a new fantasy RPG next week in the form of Monster Viator, a game which originated as a mobile title and wound up on Steam earlier this year. Another release from the RPG-making factory that is Kemco, Monster Viator stars a protagonist who's able to talk to monsters. The game has you going...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday2nd Apr 2020

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Bugs And Fish Leaving Animal Crossing After April - Catch These Critters Before May 1st

    All the insects and fish disappearing from New Horizons at the end of this month

    Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the 80 fish and 80 bugs to catch and collec

    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo's Huge Spring Sale Is Now Live, More Than 300 Switch Games Discounted (Europe)

    Get up to 80% off!

    Nintendo of Europe's mighty Nintendo Spring sale is now live on the Switch eShop. More than 300 games on the hybrid platform have been reduced, with discounts of up to 80% being available across the range. We've got a list of highlights from the sale for you below, but there are plenty, plenty more deals to be found by heading...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Poll Animal Crossing: New Horizons - What Would You Like To See Added In An Update?

    Solid suggestions or gilding the lily?

    It's safe to say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has gone down rather well with fans of the series and new players alike. Social media has been absolutely swamped posts as people get busy on their deserted islands, filling their Critterpedias with bugs and fish, designing their own clothes, remodelling their...

    • Poll
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Some Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Reporting A New Progress-Stopping Glitch

    Update: Nintendo swoops in with a fix

    Update: It would appear that Nintendo heard you loud and clear, as a new patch - taking the game to Version 1.1.3 - has now fixed the issue. That was fast. Original Article: Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world by storm, but that's not to say it hasn't had one or two minor hiccups along the way,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News There's A New Exploit In Pokémon Sword And Shield That's Ruining Competitive Play

    Players now calling out for a fix

    If you've played a video game online before, you might have been in the situation where a player has decided to disconnect right before you can take out the victory. Sometimes, it can even deny you of points. At the moment, in Pokémon Sword and Shield, this exact type of issue is impacting the game's online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
  • News Four Of The World's Best Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Players Create Epic Gameplay Montage

    We're getting shivers

    Ever since it launched back in March 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has felt like a title that will always be remembered as a true classic. Over the years, it's given us so many great moments as players continue to discover new things, and this new video sums things up very nicely indeed. Four content creators...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Video
  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Easter Bunny Really Doesn't Like His Job

    Give Zipper a break, will ya?

    With Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Bunny Day event now in full swing, it's hard not to notice the brand new elephant - or rabbit - in the room. Yes, Zipper has been bouncing around everyone's island over the past day or so, and he's incredibly enthusiastic about, well... Pretty much everything. As you'll know if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News FDG's DuckTales Joke Was Actually A Real Pitch To Disney, But It Never Got The License

    "Maybe someday Disney will reconsider"

    FDG was one of the many video game companies that ran an April Fool's joke yesterday. If you missed it, it was a pretend announcement for a new game called DuckTales QuackShots, which was apparently being co-developed by Game Atelier (best known for Monster Boy). At the time, a lot of fans were confused as to...

    • FDG Entertainment
    • Disney
  • Random Design Your Own Animal Crossing Villager With This Online Tool

    Design your own dream team

    Everyone has their favourite and least favourite villager designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - ostriches are the best and we won't hear any other arguments - but what if you could design your own set of animals to live with you? Well, now you (sort of) can thanks to this new fan-made tool. Created by ipzy, the tool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Hideki Kamiya Explains PlatinumGames' Disappointing April Fools' Joke

    Thought process revealed

    Yesterday, PlatinumGames revealed the fourth and final part of its much-hyped 'Platinum4' series of announcements, and the whole thing turned out to be an April Fools' joke. It didn't seem to sit particularly well with fans who were hoping for something more, but Hideki Kamiya has taken to social media to explain the thought...

    • PlatinumGames
    • April Fools
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Review One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 - Exactly What You'd Expect, No More, No Less

    Maybe the real treasure is the friends we made along the way

    The One Piece franchise is truly something to behold. Nearly a thousand episodes of the anime have been produced and the manga – which has been running since 1997 – has nearly a billion copies in circulation. Despite series creator Eiichiro Oda’s initial wish for it to run for only...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • One Piece
  • News Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Appears To Be Getting A Physical Release

    More bang for your buck

    Last week, perhaps one of the most unexpected announcements of the Nintendo Direct Mini was Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics. Switch eShop pre-orders went live right after the presentation for $39.99 USD, but there was no mention of a physical release at the time. Nintendo of America has now shared a picture of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • News No Joke, WayForward's Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche Is Out Now On Switch

    Download it today

    Yesterday, while a lot of other video game companies were joking about, the Shantae developer WayFoward actually released Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse Bouche on the Switch eShop for $7.99 USD. This title originally started out as an April Fool's gag in 2013 and was later brought to life on PC. It combines classic 2D shoot-'em-up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • WayForward
  • Nintendo Download 2nd April (North America)

    Disaster Report! Cat Girl Without Salad! Good Job!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 2nd April (Europe)

    Zombie Army! Operencia! HyperParasite! In Other Waters!

    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: Zombie Army...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News GAME Furloughs Staff On Full Pay Until End Of April, But Can't Say If They'll Have Jobs To Come Back To

    "We are working in unprecedented times"

    UK video game retailer GAME has furloughed its staff on full pay until the end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak but cannot say for sure if they will have jobs beyond that point. GAME was forced to close every one of its 247 stores on March 24th when the UK government issued a call to shut all retail...

    • GAME
    • UK
    • Retail
    • Coronavirus
  • News Krome Studios Says It Would Like To Port Ty 2 And 3 To Nintendo Switch

    But it needs your support

    After a successful Kickstarter, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD has been released in North America on the Switch eShop. It'll arrive later this week in Europe and Australia on 4th April. Now that the first game is on the Switch, what are the chances of the second and third games also being made available? A fan asked this on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News VOEZ Gets Free Shovel Knight DLC Update On Switch, Flyhigh Works Launches Spring Sale

    Two lovely announcements in one

    Flyhigh Works has released a brand new piece of DLC for its delightful rhythm game VOEZ, and it features a very familiar indie star. Yes, Shovel Knight has made its way into VOEZ in the form of a brand new track for you to tap and slide along to. Updating the game will reward you with a playable level of Jake...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Sales
  • News Capcom Employee Contracts Coronavirus, Says It Will Prioritise Preventing Further Infection

    Located at the company's headquarters

    In a press release issued today, Capcom President and CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has confirmed that an employee at the company has contracted coronavirus (COVID-19). The release notes that one employee working at Capcom's headquarters in Chuo-ku, Osaka has tested positive for the virus. Capcom promises to work with...

    • Capcom
    • Health
    • Coronavirus
  • News Dandy Dungeon Gets Free DLC Which Doubles The Size Of The Game

    And it's just gone on sale, too

    The quirky, 'romantic comedy roguelite-RPG' Dandy Dungeon has been treated to a pretty substantial update today on Nintendo Switch, and the base game's been put on sale, too. The update, called 'Dandy Dungeon II: The Phantom Bride', is said to more than double the size of the original game. Intrigued? Well, here's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Taito's 1983 Western Shooter The Tin Star Is This Week's Arcade Archives Release

    Take out a gang of thugs as the town sheriff

    Hamster's retro release this week is The Tin Star. It's an old western-themed shooting originally released by Taito in arcades in 1983. You take control of the town sheriff who must take out a gang of thugs. Here is a description from the PR: Skillfully utilize features in the main stages, such as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
    • Taito

Wednesday1st Apr 2020

  • Random Someone's Made The Entirety Of Zelda's Hyrule Within Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Truly terrific terraforming

    The new terraform ability in Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows players to make their digital homes even more personalised than ever before, but while the majority of us will simply tinker about with the new tools to see what's what, others are going above and beyond. Take this fantastic recreation of Hyrule, for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Zelda
    • Random
  • Guide The Best Animal Crossing: New Horizons Custom Designs On The Internet - Zelda, Pokémon and More

    Deck yourself out in the best designs the web has to offer

    The ability to make and share your own custom designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (or import designs from Animal Crossing: New Leaf via the NookLink app) has given the Animal Crossing community another chance to showcase its creativity.

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Star Wand - Meteor Showers, Star Fragments And How To Make A Wish On A Shooting Star Explained

    Bibbity-bobbity-boo

    There are many great things about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but one of them is the ability to create a huge and varied wardrobe. If you've been on social media over the last couple of weeks it has been hard to avoid the amazing number of Custom Designs players have been creating and sharing online, but even if you're not the...

    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Gamevice Is Back With New Patent-Infringement Complaint Against Nintendo, Wants To Block US Switch Sales

    You thought it was over?

    Last month, we heard how Nintendo had won a lengthy legal battle against the peripherals manufacturer Gamevice, who accused Nintendo of America and Nintendo Co. Ltd in Japan of violating its patent on a "combination computing device and game controller" with a "flexible bridge section". At the time, it was thought to be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Legal
    • Gamevice
    • North America
  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 - Everything We Know So Far

    We collect every shred of information on the upcoming Zelda sequel

    Polishing off the last few shrines and giving Calamity Ganon what-for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a bittersweet act. After such a wonderful, rich journey it was time to bid farewell to Link, Zelda and the largest, most expansive iteration of...

    • Zelda
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Nintendo Is Bringing Some Of Mario's Most Obscure Adventures To Switch Online

    Mama mia!

    Update: Yep, this was an April Fool's prank – not that many of your were fooled! Original Story: Following the report from a few days ago that Nintendo is planning to bring some major Mario titles to Switch this year to mark the character's 35th birthday, we've been given a bit more information from a source familiar with the matter...

    • Rumour
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
    • April Fools
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Expansion Passes - All You Need To Know, Including New And Returning Pokémon

    All the additions coming in The Isle Of Armor and Crown Tundra expansions

    The upcoming Expansion Passes for Pokémon Sword and Shield are bringing DLC content and new features to Game Freak's latest entry in the mainline Pokémon series. The two parts of the Expansion Pass feature a brand-new area each - The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra - and...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
  • Guide Genshin Impact - Everything We Know So Far About This Ambitious Zelda Wannabe

    Updated: New character Fischl revealed

    Genshin Impact is an action role-playing video game developed by miHoYo, but is perhaps best known to Nintendo fans as the title which caused one Zelda enthusiast to smash up his PS4 due to the close similarities between the game and Breath of the Wild

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Genshin Impact
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News Flipnote Studio Isn't Coming To Nintendo Switch, Because It Was All For April Fool's Day

    The fake is revealed!

    Update: It was all for April Fool's Day! This has to rank as one of the most elaborate fakes we've seen in a long time, so congratulations to all involved. We'll even let you off for the fact that you didn't actually pull the stunt on April Fool's Day. (We're not bitter about being caught out, honest.) "We faked a Flipnote...

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  • News Flipnote April Fools' Prank Results In Immediate Backlash And Abuse Towards Its Creator

    Nintendo fans aren't happy

    Earlier this week, Nintendo fans went into a bit of a frenzy thanks to a rumour which suggested Flipnote, a popular animation sharing app that appeared on DSi and 3DS, would be coming to Switch. Images 'leaked' online looked to be authentic in the eyes of many, and excitement quickly began to grow among those who enjoyed...

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day, Date, Start Time, Egg Collecting And Egg Crafting Eggsplained

    Better hop to it!

    Whilst island life may never get old for some players, a number of Animal Crossing: New Horizons festive events exist to help keep gameplay fresh. The first such event, Bunny Day (beginning April 1st), is finally here! April marks several changes to your island, including cherry blossom colouring some of your trees and grass...

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  • News Nintendo's Servers Haven't Been Hacked, It Was All An April Fool's Joke

    Another fake identified

    Update: Like the Flipnote Studio rumour, this one also appears to be an elaborate fake. You can listen to the eight fan-created tracks on Video Game Music Resources (the YouTube channel behind the joke). On the plus side, it means Nintendo's internal development servers haven't been breached. Phew! Original Story [Wed 1st...

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  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Makes In-Game Shop That Takes Real Money

    A true entrepreneur

    Earning Bells is the name of the game for some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, but this entrepreneurial genius has really taken things up a notch. According to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad, a Chinese player has designed and set up their very own in-game store that accepts real money from others who vi

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  • Reminder Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Bunny Day Event Starts Today

    Don't miss out!

    Today may well be a day full of elaborate - and really frustrating - April Fools' Day pranks, but it's also the day that brings us our very first seasonal event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As shown

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Growing And Breeding Flowers, Hybrid Flowers And Gold Roses Explained

    It’s all coming up (hybrid) roses

    No Animal Crossing: New Horizons island would be complete without a dash of floral colour. Thankfully, there are flowers aplenty to choose from right from the start of the game and, if you’re clever about it, lots of rare hybrid varieties as well. But how do you go about growing flowers and breeding hybrids?...

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  • Feature 6 Things My Three-Year-Old Taught Me About Video Games, Via Animal Crossing

    Moo.

    When a cutie-bunny-hedgehog-kitty game comes out alongside Doom Eternal and Doom 64, it’s a test of self-confidence for a grown man to take it to the shop counter. Failing that test despicably, I invented the weak and unnecessary excuse that I could play Animal Crossing: New Horizons with my little boy. Working at home during the UK's...

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  • News PlatinumGames' Fourth Reveal Turned Out To Be An April Fools' Joke

    Well, that's disappointing

    Last week, PlatinumGames revealed that it would be sharing news on the fourth and final announcement in its Platinum4 saga and that the announcement would arrive on 1st April. We were sceptical right from the off, but we never quite believed that it really would turn out to be an April Fools' prank. As it happens, it...

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  • Review Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - Back To School

    A mature student

    Years ago, when the Star Wars franchise wasn’t under the world-dominating scrutiny of the House of Mouse, developers were farming out all games like no one’s business. And while that did mean we were ‘treated’ to the likes of Star Wars: Demolition and Kinect Star Wars, it also meant the long-defunct LucasArts produced some...

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  • News Terraria Has Sold 30 Million Copies Worldwide

    An incredible achievement

    Terraria might have started out as a 2D take on Minecraft when it first launched in 2011, but since then it's morphed into its own style of game and has been ported to just about every platform possible including the Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. It looks like all the hard work for Re-Logic and 505 Games has paid off...

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  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For April And May 2020

    Trials of Mana, Wonderful 101 and lots more

    With 2020 grinding to something of a halt for many people around the world, the upcoming Switch game releases for April and May are perhaps more interesting than the average springtime months for many of us. Fortunately, we've got some gems to look forward to in the coming weeks. Animal Crossing: New...

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  • News Another Hellish Update For Doom And Doom II Is Now Available On Switch

    Includes performance optimisation and much more

    While you wait for the arrival of DOOM Eternal on the Switch, how about another round of Doom or Doom II? Bethesda's just rolled out a new update for both games, across all platforms. It includes audio improvements, quality of life features, and some minor performance optimisation. Along with this is...

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  • Random Animal Crossing Player Makes All Of Ash Ketchum's Outfits, And You Can Get Them Too

    Gotta wear em' all

    As you may well be aware, one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' coolest features - and indeed, one of the entire series' best features - is the ability to design and create your very own clothing. We've seen all sorts of wonderful designs over the years, and this new set of custom-made Pokémon outfits from Twitter user...

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  • News The Legend Of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV Announced For Nintendo Switch

    III and IV now both confirmed for Switch

    NIS America has revealed that The Legend Of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, unsurprisingly the fourth game in the Trails of Cold Steel series, is coming to Nintendo Switch. Of course, we already know that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is launching on Nintendo's platform this summer, but...

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  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing: New Horizons Looks Unstoppable With Mighty Second Week On Sale

    This could become Switch's best-seller

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 23rd - 29th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is going from strength to strength. The game has managed to shift another 727,791 physical copies in Japan alone in its second week on sale, down from last week's tremendous 1.8 million-strong debut...

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    • Charts
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  • 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...

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  • News Minecraft Dungeons Launches On The Nintendo Switch Next Month

    May is the new April

    After a delay in 2019, Mojang locked in a new release date for the upcoming "action-adventure" Minecraft Dungeons. It was meant to launch this month, but instead, will now be appearing on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms on 26th May. Here's the official confirmation: This Minec

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  • News A Fix For The Cross-Play Loophole In Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Is Now In The Works

    "and will be available soon"

    Last weekend, there were reports of an issue with the online multiplayer component of Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy on the Nintendo Switch, which allowed PC players to join the same servers. Our friends over at USgamer reached out to Aspyr

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  • News Four New Animal Crossing Spirits Join Smash Bros. Ultimate Later This Week

    Get them while you can

    It's become a tradition for Nintendo to release new spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate whenever the latest game arrives, and this time around it's no different. To celebrate the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch, there'll be a total of four new themed spirits up for grabs later this week. As you can...

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  • News Bethesda Isn't Hosting A Digital E3 Event This Year

    Still has "lots of exciting things to share"

    With the traditional E3 event we all know and love being cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, a number of publishers have committed to sharing digitally streamed events in its place. Bethesda will not be one of them. Bethesda's vice president of marketing and communications, Pete Hines, has taken to...

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Tuesday31st Mar 2020

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 31st March

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Mystery Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    Note: While Niantic has temporarily altered some elements of Pokémon GO gameplay and postponed certain events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most parts of the world, weekly Spotlight Hours and Mystery Bonus Hours appear to be continuing. Different countries and...

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Golden Tools - How To Get Golden Tools And DIY Recipes Explained

    Go for gold

    So, you've been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for a while and you're fed up of your axe, shovel and fishing rod breaking every five minutes. You're probably wondering how to craft Golden Tools. On this page w

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  • News Atlus Survey Asks Fans If They Would Like To See Persona 5 Scramble Localised

    Joking about

    One of the bigger third-party games that has already been released on the Switch this year is Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. The only issue is it's not available outside of Japan yet. In its latest online survey designed for fans who recently picked up Persona 5 Royal on the PlayStation 4, Atlus asked them if they'd like to...

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  • News Super Mario 35th Anniversary Rumours Intensify

    A new Paper Mario, 3D remasters, and more

    At the moment, there's a report going around that suggests Nintendo will remaster most of Mario's back-catalogue to celebrate the iconic plumber's 35th anniversary this year. If you read our original story about it, you'll already know this news surfaced on VGC, and was then backed up by

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    • Super Mario
  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch Lite Coral - Pre-Order The Pink Switch Lite

    Pretty in pink, cute in coral

    If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on Nintendo's handheld-only version of the all-conquering Switch, perhaps the latest addition to the colourful Switch Lite roster might be the one for you. The Nintendo Switch Lite Coral is a cute one and no mistake, and it's releasing in North America on 3rd April, and in...

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    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guide - Walkthrough, Tips And Hints

    Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is here and is slowly but surely taking over our lives – but if you're at a loss of what to do next in the game, then you should check out the tips and hints we've outlined below. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Walkthrough: Getting started in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Given...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Modder Shrinks The N64 Down To The Size Of A Game Boy Advance SP

    And it plays original carts, too

    Portable N64 mods – where the console's internals are placed in a handheld shell complete with an LCD screen and battery so you can play Super Mario 64 on the road – have been around for years, but this latest effort has to rank as one of the most impressive yet. GmanModz has taken the guts of the N64 and placed...

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    • Modding
  • News The Definitive Edition Of Xenoblade Chronicles Won't Include Any Extras From The 3DS Port

    No amiibo functionality...

    Remember when the New Nintendo 3DS was originally released? At the time, to get some extra sales out of the system, Nintendo made certain content - and even games - exclusive to this particular unit. One title only playable on this device was Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. This particular port included additional features like...

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  • News The Outer Worlds Gets A New Switch Release Date And A Day-One Patch

    Make sure you have space

    After being pushed back due to issues surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, The Outer Worlds finally has a solid release date on Nintendo Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on the game both physically and digitally from 5th June. As you may remember, the physical version of the game was initially planned to release...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video The Best Switch Games To Play When You Can't Leave The House

    Because it's raining outside

    When you can't go outside what should you do? Play video games, of course! Our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has been indoors a little more regularly than usual as of late, and to help pass the time he's decided to put together a video of the best Nintendo Switch games to play in this situation. Games like...

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  • News New Metroidvania 9 Years Of Shadows Needs Your Help To Launch On Switch

    Update: And it's funded!

    Update (Tue 31st Mar, 2020 17:30 BST): And just like that, 9 Years of Shadows has been successfully funded. The Kickstarter campaign will still be live for another 23 days, during which time any further financial support will go towards the project's stretch goals. The first of those goals, which will bring animated intro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • Video Deleted Scene Shows Baby Sonic Before The Movie's Redesign

    Here's how he would have looked

    If you had the chance to see the Sonic the Hedgehog movie in cinemas this year, you'll be well aware of a certain Baby Sonic who makes an appearance during the film. Interestingly, Baby Sonic was never officially revealed before the movie's huge redesign, meaning we never got the chance to see how he would have looked...

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    • Movies
  • Review Zombie Army Trilogy - Undead Action From The Team Behind Sniper Elite

    Schlock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    It's 1945, World War Two is drawing to a rather bloody close and everybody's favourite angry auntie Adolf Hitler has just been informed that it's not looking great for him and his goose-stepping grunts. Being the level-headed Fuhrer that he is, little Adolf reacts to this news by immediately killing the...

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    • Zombie Army Trilogy
  • News Square Enix Teases Limited Edition Trials Of Mana Switch And PS4 Consoles

    Yes please!

    With Switch's Trials of Mana remake now just a handful of weeks away from release, developer Square Enix has teased a limited edition system featuring artwork from the franchise. The image you can see above was shared to the official Mana Series Twitter account, where it has been revealed that fans will soon be able to have a go at...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Review One Step From Eden - A Mega Man Battle Network Spiritual Successor With Brutal Difficulty

    The rockin'est, rock-steady beat of madness

    One Step From Eden makes absolutely no secret of its cribbing from Capcom's late, occasionally great Mega Man Battle Network series. It essentially lifts the ingenious battle system from the GBA cult classic wholesale, makes a series of tweaks and additions, then sets you to work. There's no gallivanting...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Random Bored At Home? Why Not Try Making This Delicious Looking Animal Crossing Cake?

    Straight from the Nook Cook Book

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is turning out to be a truly scrumptious game to play both at home and on the go, but this is taking things to a whole other level. Instagram user keempossible, a self-taught baking enthusiast and instructor, has gone to the trouble of making this adorable Animal Crossing-inspired cake...

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • Video Nintendo Takes A Look Back At Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Biggest Moments

    What a game, huh?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now well over a year old, and what an amazing time we've all had with the latest entry in Nintendo's all-star series. The gaming giant itself has shared a new video today to celebrate all things Smash, taking a look back at some of the best moments of the past year and a bit. Understandably, much of...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Video
  • News Atari's Arcade Classic Pong Comes To Switch As An RPG

    Pong Quest

    In today's episode of 'gaming mashups we never expected to see', we share the news that Atari classic Pong is headed to Nintendo Switch in the form of an RPG. PONG Quest is "a humorous new RPG reimagining of the flagship arcade classic" that's set to launch on Switch and other platforms this spring. The game has you exploring a fantasy...

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  • 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

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  • Video 'Sexy Senior Dating Sim' Later Daters Gets Its Very Own Raunchy Theme Song

    Try getting this out of your head

    Later Daters will be swinging onto a Switch near you next month, so developer Bloom Digital Media has shared a brand new music video to get you all in the mood. This 'sexy senior dating sim' has you rocking up as the newest resident to the Ye OLDE retirement community. There, you’ll join a cast of flirts and...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Taito Announces Free Update For Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, Adds More Stages And A Fan Favourite Enemy

    More details coming soon

    Taito has announced Bubble Bobble 4 Friends will be receiving a new free update that adds additional content to the game. This includes new stages and the character, Baron von Blubba. Here's a bit from the PR about it: Taito are currently developing and expanding the game’s content to deliver everything fans wish for,...

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    • Update
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  • News Airhead Brings New Metroidvania-Style Platforming To Switch In 2021

    "An immersive 2.5D platform experience"

    Nintendo Switch will be getting its hands (and head) on a promising looking platformer next year in the form of Airhead, it has been announced. The game has you diving into dark caverns and exploring ancient structures in a bid to solve the mystery of Head's significance in this world. You see, you'll be...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Take A Closer Look At Super Mega Baseball 3 Ahead Of Next Month's Launch

    Enjoy cross-platform play

    With Super Mega Baseball 3 just around the corner, developer Metalhead Software has released a brand new video to give us a closer look at the game. As well as showing off some new footage, the video talks us through a broad overview of the things you can expect to find in next month's release. The team stresses that while...

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    • Upcoming Releases

Monday30th Mar 2020

  • Feature Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the mainline Marios ranked

    With exciting news that Nintendo may be bringing “most of Super Mario’s 35-year catalogue” to Switch, what better time to take a look at some of the classics which could be coming to a handheld hybrid near you soon? With that in mind, here’s our ranking of all the mainline Mario games. Enjoy! What's the best...

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  • News Nintendo To Remaster 'Most Of Super Mario’s 35-Year Catalogue' For Switch in 2020, New Report Says

    Update: Galaxy, Sunshine, 64 all reportedly in the works

    Update: In addition to the report mentioned below, a second report from Eurogamer now lists Super Mario Galaxy as one of the confirmed remasters, "alongside a couple of other 3D Mario favourites". The report's author, Tom Phillips, has also

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sales Fall By 81% In Disappointing Week For Nintendo

    The game loses top spot

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 28th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has fallen from its triumphant first-place debut into third. Nintendo's life sim saw its week-on-week sales plummet by 81% at retail, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and FIFA 20 both saw boosts to last week's figures to

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Guide Every Animal Crossing Amiibo Card For New Horizons And New Leaf

    Welcome, amiibo!

    With Animal Crossing: New Horizons now with us, it's as good a time as any to dust off those Animal Crossing amiibo cards you bought when New Leaf got its 'Welcome amiibo' update and put them to good use. Like Nintendo's amiibo figures, these cards can be used to gain bonuses in games. However, unlike the amiibo figures – which...

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    • Amiibo
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Accessories For 2020

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Whether you’ve just bought a new Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, or you’ve had one since launch, sooner or later you’re going to want to grab some accessories. The standard Switch is a true hybrid device that’s capable of being any type of video game console you want it to be, and you can enhance this functionality...

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  • Reminder All Final Fantasy Games Reduced On Nintendo Switch, Sale Ends Today

    Most are 50% off!

    Update (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 10:00 BST): As a quick reminder, the Final Fantasy sale currently taking place on Nintendo Switch ends today. You can find all the details you need below - you'll find that every Final Fantasy game available on the system has been nicely discounted. Original Article (Wed 18th Mar, 2020 11:00 GMT): More...

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  • Guide How To Use Amiibo In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Those cards you've been hoarding will come in handy after all!

    Let's face it - most of us made a fairly significant financial investment in Animal Crossing amiibo cards and amiibo figures during the New Leaf days. We then held onto our hordes, hoping they would come in handy once the mythical new Switch game released.

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  • Review Good Job! - This Laugh-Riot Feels Like 2020's Answer To Untitled Goose Game

    Promoted to ‘essential’

    We’ve all been in a job that we didn’t like very much. Heck, a lot of people – this writer included – have had jobs that they’ve actively hated, filled with menial tasks that make time grind to an absolute halt. Given the current world climate, chances are you’re safe and sound in your own home (and if you do...

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  • Random Escape From Wasps In Animal Crossing: New Horizons With A Well-Timed Party Popper

    Try this at home

    Shaking trees is a way of life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It presents you with all sorts of great stuff like money, tree branches, fruit, and - we'd argue - even happiness itself, but it also provides you with the bane of any poor villager's existence. Wasps. As series veterans will know, the traditional way to avoid being...

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    • Random
  • News NIS America Hosts 'Hidden Gems' Switch eShop Sale, Save Up To 60% (North America)

    And one game on 3DS, too!

    Yet another sale has popped up on the Nintendo eShop, this time from the folks at NIS America. A number of titles from the publisher are currently reduced on Switch (as well as one 3DS game), all available at either 50 or 60% off. NIS America is calling it the 'hidden gems' sale, so perhaps you might find one or two...

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    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Aeterna: Noctis Is A New Metroidvania Aiming For A Release On Switch

    But it needs your support

    The list of new and upcoming Metroidvania games grows once more, as Aeterna: Noctis becomes the latest game of the genre to fight for your attention on Kickstarter. Planned to launch on Switch in 2021 if successful, Aeterna: Noctis is a 2D non-linear platformer that promises an "affordable but challenging difficulty" and...

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    • Kickstarter
  • News Tropico 6 Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    As part of a new publishing deal

    Popular management sim Tropico 6 has been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. The game will be treated to a release on Nintendo's hybrid machine thanks to a new publishing partnership deal between Koch Media and Kalypso Media. Rumours of a Switch release began to circulate back in January after a product...

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  • News Sega Forever Isn't Just About Smartphone Games Anymore

    Social channels will celebrate everything Sega

    A few years back, Sega launched its Sega Forever series – a range of free-to-play smartphone releases of its classic titles from yesteryear. It was seen as Sega's way of reconnecting its fans with its esteemed back catalogue, and,

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  • News Abylight Hosts Switch And 3DS Sale, Get 50% Off For A Limited Time (North America)

    Including Hyper Light Drifter

    Publisher Abylight has kickstarted a brand new sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS, reducing its games by a lovely 50%. We've got all the details you need down below; this sale is specific to North America (there's no equivalent sale taking place in Europe) and actually includes every Abylight game available on Switch...

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    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Frantic Action-Platformer Neon Abyss Blasts Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch

    It even has minigames

    Team17 and Veewo Games have revealed that Neon Abyss, a fast-paced action-platformer previously announced for Steam, will also come to Nintendo Switch this year. The game has players fighting their way through procedurally generated dungeons, tasked by Hades with dispatching the New Gods in a "colourful and fast-paced blend of...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Interested In The Splatoon-Like Ninjala? Check Out This 10-Minute Animated Film

    Ninjala Episode 0

    One of the stars of last week's Nintendo Direct Mini, Ninjala has been on our radar for some time now. Nintendo fans have noticed the title's similarities to the Splatoon series and the developer's president, Kazuki Morishita, seems to think that

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  • News Sniper Elite Spin-Off Zombie Army Trilogy Comes To Switch Tomorrow, Here's A Launch Trailer

    "Rip through the undead"

    Zombie Army Trilogy is just a single day away from releasing on Nintendo Switch, so the folks over at Rebellion have put together a shiny new launch trailer. The game, which is a Sniper Elite series spin-off, initially launched on other platforms a few years ago. Our sister site Push Square said

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    • Video
  • News A New SteamWorld Game Is Now In Development From Image & Form

    Job request reveals all

    A brand new game in Image & Form's SteamWorld universe is now in development, the company has revealed. The news actually comes the studio's Twitter account, where the team has put out the call for any talented 2D artists who might fancy working on the new title. Naturally, it stops short of giving away too much. In a...

    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday29th Mar 2020

  • News PC Jedi Knights Are Destroying Star Wars Players On Nintendo Switch

    "This is a disaster"

    Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has finally been released on the Nintendo Switch, but there seems to be a disturbance in the force. There is reportedly an issue with the game's online multiplayer component. While there's no mention of a cross-play feature in the official Nintendo description, right now, PC players are able...

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    • Star Wars
  • News Evicted Villagers Have Been Glitching Out Plots Of Land In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    A warning for all residents

    Nintendo has already rolled out two updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. Despite this, there still seems to be some serious glitches that could potentially ruin your experience. According to a post on the Animal Crossing website, Bell Tree Forums, there's a glitch that can bug plots of land...

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    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Exclusives

    Games you can only play on Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo's Switch has become home to a great many games over the last three years. A great deal of them have appeared on other platforms, whether celebrated indie games or huge AAA releases getting a second wind on Nintendo's handheld hybrid. However, the console is also home to a clutch of brilliant...

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  • Feature Best Free Switch Games - Download And Play Right Now

    Free-to-play right away

    How times change! It used to be you went to your local video game emporium, perused the shelves, took your chosen game to the counter and handed over cold hard cash before heading home and popping it in your console. Not only has digital distribution removed the need to even leave the house, but many games can be downloaded...

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  • Review Operencia: The Stolen Sun - A Rich And Satisfying Dungeon Crawler

    Dungeon Master

    Zen Studios' Operencia: The Stolen Sun doesn't really get off to the brightest of starts on Nintendo Switch. Opening with a prologue that sees you assume control of King Attila and his wife Reka as they attempt to close a portal between their land and the underworld, things kick off here with a ten-minute introduction that highlights...

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  • Random Pichu Player Shocks Himself While He Plays Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Don't try this at home

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fan and mechanical engineer, Eric Heckman, came up with an electric idea to wire a taser to a GameCube controller, so he could shock himself while he played as the Pokémon fighter, Pichu. In an email to Kotaku, Heckman explained how it's was a "pretty simple" design. Apart from the controller,...

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  • Mini Review Mekorama - It May Look Like Captain Toad, But Don’t Let That Fool You

    Dior-iffic

    Mekorama looks a lot like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. There’s no getting around this, but in the same way that Metroid Prime looks a lot like other FPS titles, it doesn’t quite play the same. In fact, Mekorama is played entirely on the Switch’s touch screen (or with an on-screen cursor, if you wish), and feels completely...

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  • News WayForward Doesn't Plan To Release DLC For Shantae And The Seven Sirens

    At least for now

    Not long after all the Nintendo Direct Mini presentation earlier this week, the talented team at WayForward locked in a Switch release date for Shantae And The Seven Sirens. It'll be washing up on the Switch on 28th May, and is expected to launch for $29.99 USD. While this new expansive quest is the "biggest outing" to date, there...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl #36 - Streets Of Rage 3

    A Bare Knuckle sandwich

    Bienvenido a Box Art Brawl, our weekly look back at the same game's retro box art from around the world with a cheeky vote attached. To coincide with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons we took a look at the first game in the series last week. Despite the North American and European variants being very similar, the...

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