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  • Super Street: The Game Will Let You Burn Rubber On Your Nintendo Switch
    Arriving later this year.Prominent racing games are in limited supply right now on the Switch. Outside of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there aren’t many other options when it comes to burning rubber in docked or portable mode. V-Rally 4 is on the horizon, but with the Need for Speed franchise currently on hiatus, street racers have been thrown out onto the curb. Fortunately, it looks like Super Street: The Game by Motor Trend Group is here to fill the void. Based on the real-life magazine and lifestyle brand, the title has appeared on the GAME website. As there’s been no official announcement, little is known about the game other than the provided description:Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Rumour: Leak Signals Blizzard's Diablo 3 Will Unleash Hell On Switch This Year
    Mounting evidence.Rumours of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch have been flying about for some time now. Earlier this year in February, Blizzard tweeted a Diablo-themed night light being 'switched' on and off. Blizzard at the time denied the game's existence and said it wasn't that clever. Now, according to a number of sites including The Verge and Kotaku, the third Diablo will, in fact, be released on the Switch later this year. The news stems from an alleged leak on Forbes which was then posted on Reddit.  The Switch version of the game will supposedly be released as the Diablo III: Eternal Collection for $59.99, and will include the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions. All existing updates Blizzard has released for the game since it was launched are said to be included, and there will even be exclusive Legend of Zelda content in the form of a Ganondorf armour set, Tri-Force portrait frame, a Cucco pet and Echoes of the Mask cosmetic wings.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Diablo III Coming To Switch, With Exclusive Content?
    A deleted article from Forbes may show the Switch's third person looter game firing up.If a removed Forbes article is true, the Switch may soon be getting part of a renewed Diablo push from Blizzard. The removed article, preserved on Reddit, indicates that a "Diablo III Eternal Edition" would come to the Switch this fall at a $59.99US MSRP. Originally released in 2012 on PC and 2014... Read more...
  • Rodent-Based Beat ‘Em Up Game Hamsterdam Launches Kickstarter For Switch Version
    Pledge your support.New York-based developers Muse Games have today unveiled Hamsterdam, a brawling "hamster-fu" beat ‘em up designed for Nintendo Switch.The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam - a strange, alternate Amsterdam that is populated by Hamsters - is in grave danger, with the vile chinchilla Marlo and his Rodent Gang wreaking havoc and terrorising the local rodent residents. You'll be playing as the hamster hero, Pimm, who must harness his mightiest martial arts powers and kick some tail through district after district, all on a  journey to take down the Rodent Gang, save his grandfather, and restore peace to the town.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Nintendo Reveals New Switch Bundle Exclusive To Walmart In The US
    With two games included.Nintendo has revealed a brand new Nintendo Switch bundle featuring two games in one handy package, coming exclusively to Walmart in the US.Mario Tennis Aces seems to be the star of the show, dominating the box cover, but 1-2-Switch is also finally included to add to the multiplayer appeal. The Switch comes with the Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con, and will become available starting next month on the 5th September.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Is Getting A Free Demo On Switch Tomorrow
    Try it out for yourself.With Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate's western Switch release date rapidly approaching, Capcom has announced that it will be offering a free demo for those eager enough to get stuck into the action early. The best news? It's available tomorrow.No extra details were shared about the demo - such as all of the lovely things you'll be able to get up to - but if it's anything like the Japanese version you'll get access to 14 different weapons, three fighting styles, and three monsters to challenge.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • The Critically Acclaimed Gone Home Is Headed To Nintendo Switch Next Week
    For real this time.The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive have announced that Gone Home, a critically acclaimed interactive adventure, will be released on Switch next week.If you're unfamiliar with the name, Gone Home is a first-person exploration adventure set in 1995. Taking the role of Katie, players simply explore their surroundings, with no clear goals or pathways presented at any time. Events unfold in a house in rural Oregon, full of interesting and everyday objects for you to examine. As you do so, you unlock a series of journal entries that help you to figure out the recent events that took place there.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Review: CastleStorm (Switch eShop)
    Our arrows will blot out the sun.The RTS genre is a tricky one to pull off correctly on consoles due to the limitations imposed by the much smaller number of available buttons on a controller. Still, games like Pikmin have shown that it can be done smartly, and there are ways to infuse RTS elements into another genre, like Tower Defense, as CastleStorm has done. Though CastleStorm struggles with its controls, it proves to be an enjoyable, deep, and content-rich action game that has the capacity to appeal to fans of a wide variety of genres.The premise is simple, sticking to a Saturday morning cartoon-esque plot that follows the century-long battle between the Kingdom and the Vikingland, while building up a lore around these two warring tribes as it reveals that neither side is perhaps as bad as the other one would think. The story is mostly relegated to (admittedly cheap-looking) cutscenes told before or after each level, and is punctuated by liberal amounts of humour and fart jokes, which can be a bit hit or miss. Though the plot doesn’t necessarily get any points for its depth or originality, it still does a great job of setting up the goofy tone that CastleStorm runs with.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus Announced For Nintendo 3DS In The West, Available February 2019
    Dropping the 'X'.Atlus has revealed that Etrian Odyssey Nexus - known as Etrian Odyssey X in Japan - will be heading westward in February next year.The game was released in Japan on 2nd August, acting as the final game of the series on Nintendo 3DS. Atlus has already teased future titles - seemingly coming to Switch - but it's great to see this final hoorah for the series on Nintendo's little 3D wonder. The game will be available on 5th February and pre-orders are said to be live right now (although, at the time of writing, Atlas' link isn't working correctly).Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Atlus Announces Western Release For Etrian Odyssey X: Now Etrian Odyssey Nexus
    The great crossover of Fight, Heal, Wade, and DanielAtlus is keeping up their 3DS support into next year. Etrian Odyssey Nexus has been announced for the West, with a North American release date of February 5. The original Japanese version came out a few weeks ago Intended as a swan song for the dungeon crawl/mapping series designed originally for the DS, Etrian Nexus contains all of the classes of the other games along with dungeons representative of each of the games. Read more...
  • The First Splatoon 2 Online Qualifier For The UK Championship 2018 Kicks Off This Weekend
    Sign up now.If you live in the UK and want to enter the Splatoon 2 competitive scene, or even if you're already a pro-fresh-ional Squid looking for more prizes to be had, you may be interested to know about this online qualifier coming up this weekend.WIth the juicy prize of qualification into The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Series up for grabs, this early online competition will pit some of best players in the country against each other to see who can come out on top. The grand final will be taking place in Birmingham on an as-of-yet undecided date in November - and it's sure to be a blast.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Switch Continues Its Hardware Dominance In Japanese Charts, Games Fill 16 Of Top 20 Spots
    Didn't get the number one spot, though.Nintendo's Japanese chart success has continued once again this week, with the Switch being the most popular consoleand  its games filling sixteen of the top twenty places.It wasn't a Switch or 3DS title sitting on top of the pile this time around, as the newly released Yakuza 3 soared to the top with 26,047 sales on PS4, but the overall chart shows a familiar picture. The usual evergreen Nintendo titles are present as always, with a couple of new additions joining the party, too.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • CastleStorm (Switch) Review
    I hope you like "arrow to the knee" jokesDeveloped by Zen Studios, who you might know as the developer of various pinball games, CastleStorm is a cartoony tower defense game with action and brawler elements. The game has both single player and multiplayer modes. The single player contains four modes of play: Campaign, Skirmish, Survival,... Read more...
  • Japanese Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Pre-Orders Include Figures And Exclusive Art Book
    No such luck in the west.With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!'s release date coming ever closer, the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account has shared information on the pre-order bonuses available in the region. Needless to say, they happen to be much more extravagant than the western counterparts.As you can see, Japanese pre-orders will come with a figure - depending on which version you buy - and a lovely looking art book is given to those who grab both versions of the game. It's worth noting that the figures are only prototypes - hence their unfinished-looking state.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Review: Robbotto (Switch eShop)
    Robo Bobble.Once upon a time, in an era where arcades were the verdant breeding grounds of gaming’s next big thing, there was a little game called Bubble Bobble. This cutesy platformer from Taito followed the adventures of Bob and Bub, a pair of diminutive dragons who used the power of bubbles to dispatch their enemies in adorable fashion.It became a seminal platforming blueprint in its own right, and that mixture of single-screen mayhem and the one-two punch of its enemy takedowns spawned many a clone in the years that followed. Over 30 years on, the indie-made Robbotto is less of a soulless clone and more of an open-hearted love letter to a golden age of simple yet addictive arcade coin-‘em-ups.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Little Dragons Café Secures A September Release Date On Switch In Europe
    North America still set for August.Rising Star Games has confirmed the release date for Little Dragons Café in Europe, and eager fans won't have too long to wait to get cooking.The news comes via Rising Star Games' Twitter account and, as you can see below, the date of 21st September has been set for the region. No updates have been provided for the North American release of the game, suggesting that the previously stated 24th August release is still intact.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Latest Fortnite Patch Adds New Weapon, Brand New Mode And The Return Of Sniper Shootout
    The 'Soaring 50's'.Fortnite has seen yet another update today, bringing the game to Version 5.21. This time around we have a brand new weapon entering the fray, a new limited-time mode, and the return of Sniper Shootout.Kicking things off with the new weapon, players will now have access to the Heavy Sniper Rifle. This weapon allows you to deliver devastating damage to enemies but, perhaps more interestingly, it can do even more damage to structures. If someone's hiding behind a wall or two, simply use this to smash it to pieces - and then finish them off, of course. The weapon comes in epic and legendary variants, dealing around 150 damage to players, or 1050 to buildings.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • THQ Nordic Acquires TimeSplitters Series, Suggests A New Game Is On The Way
    Also acquires Second Sight.Koch Media - a publisher and distributor owned by THQ Nordic - has announced that it has acquired the arcade shooter series TimeSplitters, suggesting that a new game could well be on the way in the process.Released across the early 2000s, TimeSplitters is a series of three shooters that feature a cartoon-like aesthetic, pop culture references, and time travel mechanics. A much-loved series, these three games were created by several ex-Rare employees who worked on titles such as GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64, but the franchise hasn't been revisited since 2005.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Horrifying FMV Game Night Trap Is Arriving On The Switch eShop Next Week
    So bad it's good.Night Trap fans rejoice, the ‘90s interactive FMV game is finally coming across to the Nintendo Switch eShop next week on 24th August.The player's role, as instructed by police, is to keep an eye on teenagers at a slumber party while protecting them from any vampiric threats by watching live surveillance footage of the group. The title originally debuted in 1992 on the SEGA CD following its initial development during the years of Hasbro’s Control-Vision system.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Team Cherry Changes Title Of Final Hollow Knight Content Pack Due To Name Clash
    No more conflict.As you may recall, back in July, Australian-based developer Team Cherry announced the final, and entirely free, Hollow Knight expansion - Gods & Glory - would be released on 23rd August. Today, the developer has revealed the game will receive an "11th hour change" due to a name clash with a certain mobile game. As a result of this, the snazzy new title is now Hollow Knight: Godmaster. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Turn Up The Heat In The Kitchen With Overcooked 2's New Game Plus Mode
    Serving up soon.If preparing meals with your family and friends wasn’t already stressful enough in Overcooked 2, developer Ghost Town Games has revealed it is hard at work on a new game plus mode which will give three-star chefs an excuse to replay all 45 levels in order to earn a new four-star ranking. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • DOOM Eternal's Protagonist Is Faster And More Powerful Than Ever Before
    Unleash the demon inside.Based on the extended trailer shown at this year’s QuakeCon, DOOM Eternal looks to be the most intense entry in the series so far. In an interview with Gamereactor, the creative director Hugo Martin said this was primarily because the team had worked on making the game's hero faster and more powerful than ever before:He's got a shoulder-mounted equipment launcher, which is pretty awesome. I mean, the main goal is to make him faster and more powerful, right, and so now when you shoot out equipment like grenades - and you saw the flamethrower - you don't have to take your hands off the guns; you can do it at the same time.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Fishing Game From Wii Generation Resurfaces On The Nintendo Switch
    Includes a fishing rod peripheral.Fishing continues to be a fun pastime in video games, so how about an entire game about it? The 2009 Wii release Bass Pro Shops: The Strike looks to be swimming across to the Switch according to recent listings on GameStop and Amazon Germany.Read the full article on nintendolife.com
  • Start Your Holiday Shopping Early with this Walmart-Exclusive Nintendo Switch Bundle
    If you haven't yet picked up a Nintendo Switch system or are looking to jump start your holiday shopping, Walmart has a great exclusive deal starting on Sept. 5. For a suggested retail price of only $359.99, you get the Nintendo Switch system and digital download codes for two great multiplayer games
  • Dark Souls Remastered Launches On Switch October 19
    The online test is also coming.Dark Souls will miss the summer after all, but only slightly. Bandai Namco have confirmed the remastered version of the classic RPG will launch on Switch on October 19. The Solaire Amiibo will also come out on the same day. Praise The Sun! DARK SOULS: Remastered... Read more...
  • My Memory Of Us Announces Switch Version For Q4, Patrick Stewart To Narrate
    It lends the right gravitas to a game set at the outbreak of the Second World War.Crunching Koalas have announced a new publishing deal for an adventure game coming to Switch, along with a major voice talent. My Memory Of Us will release on the Switch this year, along with other platforms. An adventure game focused on keeping two children together in a place inspired by Warsaw, Poland ca 1939, the children navigate the city and attempt to stave off forced separation. Read more...
  • Titan Quest (Switch) Review
    I saw Medusa’s face 10 years ago.I started playing Titan Quest right around the time I viewed the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans (stay with me here), which resulted in noticing some stark similarities between the two. Both have intros that borrow heavily thematically from the Lord of the Rings movies that were popular at the... Read more...
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Switch) Review
    Avoid boredom and potentially painful conversations with your family with this terrific party title.At most family gatherings, there’s a point in conversation where the safe small talk topics have become exhausted and you can just feel the drift towards chaos. During my many years, I’ve come to recognize this conversational point of no return and discovered the best way to avoid everyone going... Read more...
  • Capcom's Four-Leaf Clover - A Brief History of Clover Studio and PlatinumGames
    Okami HD is out on Switch, but did you know Bayonetta has direct ties to Amaterasu and Capcom's great Zelda-like?In late 2002, Capcom shockingly held a press conference to talk about the GameCube. Nintendo and Capcom’s relationship had been on the rockier side since the Super Nintendo era, as they moved more to PlayStation in the interim, but the GameCube was recently home to the Resident Evil remake and,... Read more...
  • Squids Odyssey (Switch) Review
    Another RPG slides on in...In a day and age where no one has time to sink into a long RPG, it’s shocking to me how much time I spent playing Squids Odyssey when a different eight-legged RPG is a hot product right now; I tried with that joke… But seriously, Squids Odyssey has an abundance of awesome content, much more than... Read more...
  • Devolver, Nomada Announce Gris For Later This Year
    Lush environments and giant birds await.Devolver Digital is continuing to roll out new games for the Switch. Their newest title is Gris (pronounced as it reads), developed by Nomada Studio and due on Switch later this year. An atmospheric platform title, Gris stars the title character, who explores a world that is constantly changing its form around her. Read more...
  • Nintendo Downloads - August 16, 2018
    I've only been pimping this week's biggest release for longer than I've been writing here.Appropriate for what happens to me on Wednesday, the big release of the week is something I preloaded several weeks ago. Cosmic Star Heroine, the two-man RPG with a soundtrack in that rare air of Xenoblade, finally comes home on Switch after I've banged on about it for five years and even interviewed Robert Boyd on the telethon. In 2014. Read more...
  • Galak-Z: Variant S (Switch) Review
    Data tracking and microtransactions cast a Death Star-like shadow over mechs with swords.The encroachment of the mobile gaming business model on the Switch isn’t a new phenomenon. We don’t need to look any further than Nintendo themselves, and the release of Pokemon Quest as an example of how the free-to-play games with paid DLC have started to gain momentum. Maybe the most blatant... Read more...
  • Episode 584: Symphony of the Night Trap
    Smash Bros. is all about crossovers and mix-ups.Wednesday gave us the latest look inside the mind of Masahiro Sakurai's; we spend the first half of the episode breaking down the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct. We have vampire hunters, a gator man, and more digits than a number fetishist can handle. Forget "Everyone is Here," every THING... Read more...
  • BlobCat (Switch) Review
    BlobCat adds some neat twists to classic cat-and-mouse puzzle gameplay.I bought the GBA version of Dreamcast cult-hit Chu Chu Rocket on a whim. In it, players place arrows on a grid to guide mice into mouse holes and away from pursuing cats. I was obsessed. When the Android version mysteriously disappeared from my library, I went searching. It was then I first met BlobCat on mobile. Read more...
  • Second Opinion: Mega Man X Legacy Collection Volume 2 (Switch) Review
    Maybe wait for a flash sale.Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 came out at the same time as the first back in July. We have a traditional review of it already. My own legacy with this series goes back years though, so I might have some particular thoughts. That sounds cool! So Zach, tell me about this Mega Man X Collection. Read more...
  • Doom Eternal Confirmed for Nintendo Switch
    Let the ripping and/or tearing continue!During their gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal at this years QuakeCon, Bethesda confirmed that Doom Eternal will release on Switch. This comes after Bethesda was vague during their initial reveal at E3 2018. Initial reports seem to indicate that Doom Eternal will launch on Switch on the same day as other platforms. As with the two previous Bethesda published shooters on Switch, Panic Button will be handling the port. Read more...
  • Hello Neighbor (Switch) Review
    It’s a horrible day in the neighborhood.Hello Neighbor is a first-person horror game with puzzles and stealth elements. The main character, a young boy, kicks his ball down the street, and this is where the player takes control. Walking down the street after the ball, the colors and brightness of the environment give a false sense of security.... Read more...
  • New Project Announced From Graceful Explosion Machine Devs: Super Crush KO
    The stylish shooter experts are adding some brawling for their 2019 game.After their debut had strong sales, Graceful Explosion Machine developers Vertex Pop have unveiled their colorful follow-up. Super Crush KO is the Ontario-based firm's new project, currently slated for a 2019 release. The unnamed main character can fire guns and use punches and kicks to dispatch obstacles in a near-future world. Read more...
  • Freedom Planet Release Date Moved Up To End Of August
    The best non-Mania Sonic game is coming out a bit earlier than expected.Freedom Planet was originally due for a fall release on Switch, but it'll come in more than a month ahead of schedule. XSEED have confirmed that the high-speed intergalactic platformer will now release on Switch on August 30 instead of the previously announced October release. The game can be preloaded now on the Switch ahead of the release. Read more...
  • Launch Window Narrows For Nintendo Switch Online
    For those of you who had September 7 in the pool, some bad news.Nintendo Switch Online will be arriving later in September. In a press statement sent to Nintendo World Report among other outlets earlier tonight, the service was revealed to be launching in the second half of September (16th - 30th). Additional details, such as an exact date for the service's... Read more...
  • A legendary masterpiece returns
    Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color!
  • Episode 99 - Cooked in Sixty Seconds
    The boys are joined by Jools Watsham to talk Overcooked 2, Minit, SubaraCity, Hello Neighbor, and more! Then it's the second part of our Compatible Doubleheader where we take a look at the Game Boy Printer!Subscribe to RSS Feed Direct Download Follow @TalkNintendoPod It’s episode 99, one before the big boy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t bring in an awesome guest for this show and that’s exactly what we did! We’re honored to have Jools Watsham of Atooi join us once again... Read more...
  • SubaraCity (Switch) Review
    Building a city has never been more relaxed. Puzzle games come in many different sizes, shapes, and forms, but when it comes to block-matching they typically rely on quick thinking and even faster reactions to succeed. However you’ll find that isn’t the case with SubaraCity, which instead takes a casual approach that results in a relaxing,... Read more...
  • Steep Switch Development Officially "Stopped"
    Everyone look shocked.The dream of Steep on Switch is officially dead. In response to a fan inquiry, the official Steep Twitter account indicated that development of the Switch version was "stopped". Hey @RJISAGAMER! We are wholly dedicated to supporting the live game, and made... Read more...
  • Minit (Switch) Review
    The 2D Zelda-style game you play a minute at a time.The hook to Minit is it is reminiscent of old 2D Zelda but can only be played 60 seconds at a time. Your little goofy-looking playable character finds a cursed sword that causes its wielder to die every minute. Some of your progress is always saved each death and the overall goal is to stop the Sword... Read more...
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is Coming to Switch August 16
    A fun party game that probably shouldn’t be played on the bus despite its portability.This morning, the makers of the hit VR party game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Steel Crate Games, announced the release date for the console version. At noon today, pre-orders will be available on the eShop with an official release date of August 16. To go along with the announcement, Steel Crate Games has released a trailer inspired by board game commercials from the ‘90s. Read more...
  • Joggernauts Running Into Summer Release On Switch
    Should be soon given we're in the season's second half.A new Switch runner is leisurely loping to a summer release. Joggernauts, developed by local multiplayer specialists Space Mace Games and published by Graffiti Games, will come out on Switch before the end of the summer. The game focuses on an alien jogging team who have to switch leaders depending on the obstacles and colors presented. Read more...
  • Child Of Light, Valiant Hearts Coming To Switch In Fall
    And with Rayman Origins by way of Legends, the gang's all here.Ubisoft is filling in some more of their catalog on the Switch this fall. Both Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War, two games that used the UbiArt framework, will come out on Switch in the coming months. Child of Light will come first on October 11, with Valiant Hearts following on November 8. Read more...
  • WB Bringing Scribblenauts Mega Pack To Switch In September
    After a side trip to board games, they're going back to their roots.Warner Bros. is bundling a couple of Scribblenauts titles for the Switch next month. The Scribblenauts Mega Pack has drawn up a September 18 Switch release, for a starting MSRP of $39.99. The Mega Pack will contain Scribblenauts Unleashed and Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure. Originally released in 2012 and 2013 respectively, both games were originally released on the Wii U. Read more...
  • Nintendo News Report: Day Of The Royal Vampire Killers
    And also, a K Rool appearance.Hey everyone! It's Smash Direct day, and our Nintendo News Report team is going to break it all down for you. Join Donald, Justin, and Zach at about 10 pm Eastern as we talk Belmonts, Echoes, and oh so much more. Don't forget to grab the audio version of the show on iTunes (also, throw us a review and Alex will address it live), Google Play or in your podcatcher of choice! Read more...
  • Nintendo Switch Online service coming in the second half of September
    With the launch of Nintendo Switch Online in the second half of September, it's a great time for Nintendo Switch fans to plan ahead for the new service.
  • Mega evolution and more revealed in latest Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! announcement
    The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced new details about Mega Evolution and much more in the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games, releasing later this year on the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Okami HD (Switch) Review
    Okami wouldn’t be out of place in a Best Zelda Game list.I had a prevalent thought constantly rattling around my mind while playing Okami HD on Switch: this game is gorgeous. The painterly cel-shaded look absolutely holds up 12 years after its PlayStation 2 debut, looking fantastic in HD whether on the TV or on the Switch screen. The touch-up for modern... Read more...
  • New Smash Amiibo, European Bundle Announced
    Perfect for the old-school gamer.Smash merchandise news has emerged following today's Direct, with special attention to Europe. Nintendo of Europe have announced a limited edition bundle for Smash Ultimate that will include the game, a GameCube controller adapter, and a specially badged controller. No word yet on a release in North America. Read more...
  • Smash Bros Ultimate Direct Recap
    How many of Justin's dreams died - or lived - today?Nintendo's Smash Ultimate Direct revealed a group of new fighters and modes for the December 7 release. New Characters And Echoes As rumored last night, Simon Belmont of the original Castlevania series has entered the roster, and Richter Belmont as an Echo fighter. Simon wields the Vampire Killer... Read more...
  • Inadvertent Video Title Change Points To Possible Inclusion Of Simon Belmont In Smash Ultimate
    Intern-kun has apparently transferred over from Fire Emblem Heroes.A reverted change to a video's title may portend an announcement for tomorrow's Smash Ultimate Direct. A user on the Smash Bros. Reddit page found that a video that demonstrated music from Galaga in Smash Bros. Ultimate was renamed to "Bloody Tears/Monster Dance", two music tracks from the Castlevania... Read more...
  • Breaking mews! Celebrate International Cat Day with some feline-filled games
    Today is International Cat Day--a day that recognizes and celebrates our furry little friends. In honor of this clawesome day, we've collected a few games that feature cats.
  • Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join the fight in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    A legendary vampire hunter and a fan-favorite villain are joining the sprawling cast of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game. In a Nintendo Direct video presentation entirely focused on the Nintendo Switch exclusive, it was revealed that Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series and King K. Rool, the main antagonist from the original Donkey Kong Country games, are both joining the game as playable fighters.
  • Take on a new 2D platforming challenge with Dead Cells
    Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what's happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island.
  • Crossing Souls (Switch) Review
    We thought it couldn’t be done, but peak nostalgia has finally been hit.If you’ve ever found yourself watching Stranger Things on Netflix and thinking, “I wish this was a video game,” consider your wish fulfilled. Crossing Souls, developed by a Spain-based indie studio, essentially crams as much ‘80s pop culture as possible into an action-adventure game for the... Read more...
  • Iconoclasts (Switch eShop) Review
    This game is amazing...when you're actually playing it.I was surprised to learn that Iconoclasts, a Metroidvania-like 2D platformer, has been out since late January on PS4 and Windows (but not Xbox One?) because I don’t remember anyone talking about it. This is a game that absolutely deserves to be talked about, heralded from on high as something you... Read more...
  • Unexplored (Switch) Review
    Probably not the best roguelite that will be released today.The release of an indie roguelite has become as much of a weekly tradition on Switch as a Neo-Geo release from Hamster. This week, we see the release of Unexplored, a dungeon crawler from Nephilim Game Studios that’s also, wait for it, a roguelite. I have nothing against the genre, but with the amount of options available it’s become even more important to have a hook or concept that’s unique, and unfortunately I couldn’t find one. Read more...
  • Flipping Death (Switch) Review
    A ghostly adventure that is truly out of this world.Adventure games are an intimidating genre to get a grip on. I routinely find myself lost in them now and again. Stick it to the Man, in that sense, was different. I originally played it on Wii U, where I found exploring its cardboard-esque world an absolute joy. It wasn’t overly challenging, but... Read more...
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo, Preload Available
    War is hell, but at least it has good puppers.Valkyria Chronicles 4 is out at the end of September, but a taste is available now. A demo for the strategy RPG is to go live today on the eShop. The demo covers the opening three chapters of the full game, as well as a demo-exclusive mission. The game's digital preload will also be available today, and pre-orders will receive a DLC mission free. The mission will be available to other buyers on October 25 for US$4.99. Read more...
  • The World Ends With You: Final Remix Reaps October 12 Release For North America
    And "Calling" is now playing in your head.The Reaper's Game will have its season opener in mid-October. Nintendo has confirmed the 10th anniversary release of The World Ends With You will launch in North America on October 12, one week following Super Mario Party. The Switch version will add new scenarios and two player co-op out of the box. Read more...
  • Overcooked 2 (Switch) Review
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  • The World Ends with You: Final Remix Comes to Nintendo Switch Oct. 12
    One of the most acclaimed portable games of the last 10 years is making its way to the Nintendo Switch system with HD visuals, enhanced gameplay and exclusive new content. The World Ends with You: Final Remix launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 12.
  • Overcooked! 2 is now available? You butter believe it!
    Friends, chefs, and food preparers--lend me your ears (of corn)! Fast-action co-op madness has returned with more kitchens, more recipes, and more chefs. The Onion Kingdom is in peril once again, and you and your friends will be cooking up a storm to save it.
  • The 20 Most Deserving Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Newcomers
    Who says 60 plus fighters is enough?Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to be one hell of a game considering it will include over 65 playable characters, depending on how you count them. Bringing back every past fighter and injecting some new ones is already a monumental task. That said, we all know that nothing will satisfy the... Read more...
  • Dead Cells (Switch) Review
    An immaculate fusion of platformer, roguelike, and Metroidvania.Mixing and matching ideas from roguelikes, Metroidvanias, and Dark Souls seems like a way to win the gaming buzzword Olympics, but when the balance of all those aspects is so thoughtfully crafted, as is the case with Dead Cells, it doesn’t matter how many marketing boxes a game checks when the end... Read more...
  • Guts and Glory (Switch) Review
    The charm got left behind during its port development.A few years ago, some indie developers quickly realized there was an opportunity at free advertising in the form of YouTube Let’s Play personalities. Quality of the product became secondary to its marketability, resulting in both intended and unintended glitches and errors that streamers would routinely... Read more...
  • Horror Visual Novel Tokyo Dark To Get Director's Cut Version On Switch In Winter
    Take this anime-styled adventure for a spin.The distributor of Tiny Metal has announced an enhanced version of a PC visual novel for Switch later this year. Unties, Sony Music's game publishing branch, have confirmed a console release for Tokyo Dark: Remembrance for winter 2018. The Switch version of the game will contain additional endings and other enhancements. Read more...
  • Nintendo Downloads - August 9, 2018
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  • Mugsters (Switch) Review
    The aliens are invading so blow ‘em to kingdom come!The alien invasion story is one that has been around for years, sometimes being as zany as Earthbound while going as deep as Half-Life. Reinkout Games decided to provide their own spin to the story with their game, Mugsters. The invasion starts slow, but as I progressed through the various levels, it began to grow on me. Read more...
  • Episode 583: Scarface's Sedative Summer Sabbatical
    Making a podcast is a high-risk operation, requiring nerves of steel.Guillaume is out this week, expressing disapproval at people who aren't us. Instead, we're joined by prolific reviewer and host of The Thirsty Mage Podcast, David Lloyd. David joins us fresh off a trip to Steel Crate Games, where he got to play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a bomb-defusion... Read more...
  • Smash Ultimate Direct To Air Wednesday
    Not to be confused with the E3 presentation.There will be a massive blowout of Smash Bros. Ultimate info this Wednesday. Nintendo announced a Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct to air Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern / 7 a.m. Pacific at the EVO fighting game tounament. The presentation will be headed by Masahiro Sakurai. The last two Smash Bros. specific presentation aired in December 2015, and announced Bayonetta and Corrin as the final DLC for the 3DS and Wii U versions of Smash. Read more...
  • Windjammers Scores On Switch Later This Year
    The arcade hit can now be played multiplayer anywhere you want.Slamming flying discs are about to return to Nintendo consoles. DotEmu have announced that they will be publishing Windjammers on Switch later this year. Originally released for Neo Geo in 1994, it was originally sold on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan but was delisted in 2010, and re-released on PlayStation Vita and PS4 last year. Read more...
  • Broken Sword Series Returns On September 21
    The long running adventure series has a few new tricks up its sleeve for the Switch.After nearly a decade away, the Broken Sword series is returning to Nintendo consoles. Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse has been tabbed for a September 21 release on Switch, retailing for US$29.99. Originally released episodically on PC beginning in 2013, the game will contain both episodes in its retail and digital Switch releases. Read more...
  • Wario returns--and he's out for gold!
    The infamous schemer, Wario, is back in the WarioWare Gold game, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems! Play his brand-new microgame collection, where you'll have seconds to complete each of the 300 different microgames.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes: Feh's Summer Celebration
    It's been one year and six months since the release of the Fire Emblem Heroes game. We're throwing a Summer Celebration full of limited-time events to express our gratitude for your continued support!
  • Get a Super Mario Happy Meal toy with your McDonald's Happy Meal
    Kids can take family fun to the next level with a Super Mario toy inside every McDonald's Happy Meal now through August 20th!
  • Drive, dive and fly with the new Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit
    Buckle up for a new adventure while sitting in the driver's seat of a car, a submarine and a plane with the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit, launching on Sept. 14. This new Nintendo Labo kit is designed to work with the Nintendo Switch system, and contains materials to build a variety of customizable cardboard creations called Toy-Con, including a Car, a Submarine, a Plane, a Pedal, two Keys and more.
  • Ready for a virtual summer vacation?
    Welcome to Kawawii Island, a paradise resort where friends and family can enjoy 50+ co-op and competitive activities. There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snow mobiles to inline skates. And to add to the fun, up to 4 players can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together!
  • My Nintendo presents Nindie Game Gold Point Rewards: Summer 2018 Edition
    Beat the heat this summer with some cool Nindie games! As July heats up, My Nintendo users can redeem their Gold Points for some of the great indie games on Nintendo platforms.
  • Paladins is now free-to-play
    Paladins is now free-to-play on the Nintendo Switch system! This hero shooter has attracted more than 25 million players to its unique fantasy world, and is "One of the console's best new multiplayer additions," per Nintendo Life.
  • Mega Man X is back! Experience the Mega Man X saga with two exciting collections
    Power up your arm cannon! Each of the classic Mega Man X games are now available on the Nintendo Switch system across two new collections--each packed with loads of extras such as the new X Challenge mode (which pits players against two deadly bosses in two-on-one battles) and a huge museum filled with rare production art, catalogs of classic merchandise, a playlist of nostalgic commercials, and more.
  • Moleskine and Nintendo join forces to bring the 8-bit world of Super Mario to life on paper
    Mario has delighted generations of fans for decades by embodying the spirit of a true hero who never gives up. Moleskine celebrates this iconic character with a new Limited Edition series of notebooks. The vibrant and colorful world of Super Mario has also been captured on paper in a whimsical video using hand-crafted drawings and stop-motion animation where pixels transform into a Mario made up of Moleskine notebooks. It?s a newstalgic mixture of contemporary technology and timeless paper.
  • Play as Champion's Tunic Link in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today!
    A new update to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game is available now! Race like a champion with the Master Cycle Zero and Champion's Tunic Link from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game.
  • Nintendo Power Podcast episode 7 available now!
    In Episode 7, host Chris Slate (previously editor-in-chief of the Nintendo Power magazine) is joined by two guests from Nintendo Of America -- Doug Bowser, head of Sales & Marketing, and Katie Casper from the Publisher and Developer Relations group -- to discuss recent and upcoming games for the Nintendo SwitchTM system, plus the debut of Nintendo Power magazine 30 years ago.
  • A note from the developers of Octopath Traveler
    I'm Yasunori Nishiki, the composer for Octopath Traveler. Octopath Traveler is a labor of love developed by a team that grew up in the golden age of RPGs, and was determined to update the classic RPG for the modern age.
  • Ready for adventure? Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is now available!
    The fearless Captain Toad has explored his way to the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems in his very own puzzle-filled adventure. Summon your courage to dodge dangers, outwit enemies, and track treasures across many trap-filled courses.
  • New information revealed for Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!
    The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo provided further details on the highly anticipated Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games, releasing later this year on the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Nintendo Labo Creators Contest: New Winners Announced!
    If you didn't get the chance to enter this time, take a look at the upcoming Nintendo Labo Creators Contest No. 2 starting July 19 at 11 a.m. PT. Categories include Best Toy-Con Musical Instrument and Best Gaming Experience using Toy-Con Garage.
  • Worlds Collide in Fortnite Season 5!
    This Season features new changes to the map like a Viking ship, a desert outpost, and ancient statues! Also, now you can zip across the island in style with your squad and uncover the mysteries of Season 5 in the first four-person vehicle -- the All-Terrain Kart (ATK)!
  • The second American Revolution is here
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the Video Game Awards' 'Best Action Game of 2017' winner, comes to Nintendo Switch this Summer. Fight through post-nuclear Manhattan, occupied Roswell, New Mexico, and the embattled bayous and boulevards of New Orleans as you liberate the American people from the Nazis.
  • Crash is back! The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is now available
    Play Crash Bandicoot anywhere! Crash is enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection.
  • The YO-KAI WATCH series is back with two new co-op action games
    In the YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: Red Cat Corps and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS: White Dog Squad games, team up with up to three other friends either locally* or online to fight towering Big Bosses, using skills and powerful Soultimate Moves.
  • Nintendo reveals Nintendo Labo functionality for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, plus a playful new contest
    3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Nintendo Labo! Starting today, a free software update is available for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game for the Nintendo Switch system, allowing you to use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Nintendo Labo: Variety Kit to control your in-game vehicles.
  • Try before you buy with these free game demos!
    Want to try before you buy? Play before you pay? Download before you...turn into a toad? Well, we have a collection of free demos just waiting to be downloaded!
  • Mario Tennis Aces smashes onto the court!
    Mario and his friends are ready to take center court in the Mario Tennis Aces game! Unleash a volley of fun by challenging your friends and family locally or by hopping online to take on the world. In Adventure mode, experience a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more. Intense matches await!
  • Torna - The Golden Country Expansion Pass Content Detailed by Executive Director Takahashi
    Hello, this is Tetsuya Takahashi, Executive Director at Monolith Soft. We recently announced Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country, an additional scenario for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
  • Minecraft! Now bigger, better and more beautiful--with new ways to play and share!
    Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Build anything you can imagine with unlimited resources in Creative mode, or go on grand expeditions in Survival, journeying across mysterious lands and into the depths of your own infinite worlds.
  • Nintendo Power Podcast episode 6 available now!
    In Episode 6, host Chris Slate (previously editor-in-chief of the Nintendo Power magazine) is joined by Kit Ellis and Krysta Yang from Nintendo Minute to discuss all things Nintendo from E3 2018, from big announcements to tournaments during E3 to the amazing new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate TM game for the Nintendo SwitchTM system.
  • The world is in peril and only one super family can save it!
    Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family in a LEGO video game world full of fun and humor as they conquer crime and family life through both Disney Pixar films The Incredibles and Incredibles 2.
  • Celebrate E3 2018 with up to 50% off select digital games
    Super Smash Bros. is back! Celebrate E3 2018 by checking out select digital games that helped make some of your favorite fighters famous, as well as other great games.
  • Nintendo smashes E3 with 2018 lineup, details about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    Nintendo opened its activities for the annual E3 2018 video game trade show with a bang -- and a smash. Showing world-first footage of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Nintendo shared details about the latest entry in a series with sales of more than 40 million units worldwide. A new game built for the Nintendo Switch system, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lets up to eight players square off in action-packed battles that are all about smashing beloved video game characters off the screen.
  • Nintendo crowns tournament winners, makes new announcements throughout the day
    Nintendo finished the first day of the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles with two competitive champions and a host of bonus announcements that built on today's Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 video presentation.
  • Fortnite is now available on Nintendo Switch!
    Jump in to be the last one standing in the free 100-player Battle Royale! Build huge forts. Outwit your opponents. And squad up together online with friends in the same room or around the world!
  • Get a great deal on a Nintendo Switch system plus Memory Card
    For a limited time, get a Nintendo Switch system plus a SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Memory Card for $299.99 from Best Buy.
  • Nintendo serves up the deliciously strategic Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido
    You are the only one who can save the world's sushi -- by eating as much as you can! In the fast-paced action-puzzle-RPG Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido -- now available for both the Nintendo Switch system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems -- you must vanquish the evil Empire by devouring delicious sushi and hurling the empty plates at your opponents.
  • Hero accessories and version 2.6.0 updates for Fire Emblem Heroes
    Accessories for Heroes' mini units have been added! These accessories can be seen by other players in the Arena, so you can customize the look of your Heroes and show them off.Accessories are planned to be available through events, quests, and more. Note: Accessories will not alter a Hero's stats or skills.
  • Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal takes on video game superstar Mario in new Mario Tennis Aces trailer
    Rafael Nadal has competed against some of the best tennis players in the world, but does he have the skills to take on one of the best players from the Mushroom Kingdom? In a newly released trailer for the Mario Tennis Aces game, launching exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on June 22, Rafael Nadal takes on Mario in a tennis showdown for the ages. Who will come out on top? Check out the new trailer to find out!
  • A clash of explosive proportions has arrived!
    Get ready to create your own dream team and take on opponents from four different franchises! Created through an all-star collaboration between BlazBlue, Atlus' Persona, French Bread's Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth's hugely popular RWBY web series, Cross Tag Battle celebrates the fighting genre for pros and newcomers alike.
  • New stage and weapons available: Squid Research Lab Report
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  • Play 12 classic Street Fighter games with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection!
    Celebrate Street Fighter's historic legacy with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch. This all-in-one package highlights the series' past in an anthology of 12 classic titles!
  • Legendary New Nintendo 2DS XL system coming exclusively to GameStop stores on July 2
    Every legendary hero needs a shield, just like every legendary gamer needs a video game system that looks like a shield! Launching exclusively in GameStop stores on July 2 at a suggested retail price of $159.99, the special edition New Nintendo 2DS XL Hylian Shield Edition system resembles Link's iconic Hylian Shield from The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Pokémon games unveiled for Nintendo Switch
    During a special Pokemon press conference in Tokyo today, The Pokemon Company International and Nintendo announced three new ways to play Pokemon for Nintendo Switch--Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!, Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee!, and the free-to-start Pokemon Quest.
  • Nintendo invites fans to watch two days of tournament competition live during E3
    Nintendo has released new details about who will be participating in its two competitive gaming tournaments next month, as well as how people can get in to watch all the action in person. The Splatoon 2 World Championship and Super Smash Bros. Invitational 2018 will run June 11-12 at the Belasco Theater at 1050 S. Hill St. in Los Angeles. The event will be just one of Nintendo?s activities during the E3 video game trade show, which runs June 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • Dillon the armadillo rolls onto the Nintendo 3DS family of systems
    Defend a post-apocalyptic wild west from an invasion of transforming rock monsters alongside your Mii character, Dillon the armadillo, and his squirrel engineer, Russ. Hired gunners can be recruited to back you up in battle, and then you can roll into fights and high-speed chases and take down waves of enemies as Dillon?the "Red Flash" himself!
  • Nintendo announces new adjustable charging stand for Nintendo Switch
    Launching on July 13 at a suggested retail price of $19.99, a new adjustable charging stand for the Nintendo Switch system makes playing in Tabletop mode easier than ever. With a handy port for an AC adapter on the side, the adjustable charging stand allows the Nintendo Switch system to be charging while in Tabletop mode, enabling longer play sessions.
  • Nintendo shares new details about its Nintendo Switch Online service coming in September
    Nintendo's upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service is an affordable, multi-featured paid service that lets users enjoy online play for compatible Nintendo Switch games, access classic NES games with added online functionality, back up save data for most games and use additional features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app that will enhance the online experience for compatible games.
  • Random House U.S. and Penguin Random House U.K.'s Children's Divisions launch publishing program for books based on beloved Nintendo characters
    Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children?s Books (U.S.), and Penguin Random House U.K. have partnered with Nintendo to publish a dynamic range of coloring and activity books for children.
  • Celebrate National Space Day with some stellar games
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  • Nintendo Power Podcast episode 5 available now!
    In Episode 5, host Chris Slate (previously editor-in-chief of the Nintendo Power magazine) is joined by Samantha Robertson and Todd Buechele from Nintendo Treehouse to discuss all the big and little enhancements made to the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game for the Nintendo Switch system.
  • Too cool for Hyrule: May My Nintendo rewards
    May is a special month for Legend of Zelda fans! The Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition game for the Nintendo Switch system launches on May 18th.
  • Nintendo outlines plans for E3 2018
    Nintendo is returning to the E3 video game trade show in June with fan-favorite activities and new features to keep watchers around the world and attendees in Los Angeles engaged and having fun.
  • Major Splatoon 2 update arrives tonight
    Nintendo's dropping some fresh (and free!) new content for Splatoon 2 on Nintendo Switch tonight! After downloading a major new update (Version 3.0) to the Splatoon 2 game at 6 p.m. PT, players will have access to a huge amount of new content.
  • Nintendo unboxes new possibilities to make, play and discover with launch of Nintendo Labo
    Experience a whole new way to interact with Nintendo Switch as you Make, Play and Discover with Nintendo Labo. Now available at retailers nationwide, Nintendo Labo kits offer interactive build-and-play experiences that combine the magic of the Nintendo Switch system with the fun of DIY creations.
  • Play nice! Nintendo celebrates National Siblings Day
    A sibling can be many things. Sometimes they've got your back in times of trouble or sometimes they take over the TV at the most crucial, inconvenient moment. And sometimes they have really impressive mustaches.
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