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  • Exclusive: Mobile Smash Hit 'Retro Bowl' Will Bring American Football To SwitchExclusive: Mobile Smash Hit 'Retro Bowl' Will Bring American Football To Switch
    Inspired by Tecmo Bowl.The Switch eShop has a decent range of sports games, including varied options for NFL / American Football enthusiasts. Another that is targeting a release in Q1 2022 is Retro Bowl from New Star Games, which will be looking to continue the outstanding momentum it's achieved on… Read more »
  • M2 Is Bringing Yet Another Classic Shmup To Switch Next YearM2 Is Bringing Yet Another Classic Shmup To Switch Next Year
    Hishou Same! Same! Same! arrives in 2022.Like shmups? Then listen up – port specialist M2 has just announced Hishou Same! Same! Same! for Switch and PS4 as part of its ongoing M2 ShotTriggers / Toaplan Arcade Garage series.Like the just-released Toaplan Arcade Garage: Kyukyoku Tiger-Heli, Hishou Same! Same! Same! will… Read more »
  • My Nintendo Physical Rewards Have Disappeared In North AmericaMy Nintendo Physical Rewards Have Disappeared In North America
    Sad times.This week brought a big update to Nintendo Switch Online with the Expansion Pack, but we've also seen a disappointing change on My Nintendo in North America. Earlier this week the physical rewards disappeared entirely, leaving just virtual rewards on the service.Read the full article on nintendolife.com Read more »
  • Surviving The Aftermath Will Bring Post-Apocalyptic Strategy To Switch SoonSurviving The Aftermath Will Bring Post-Apocalyptic Strategy To Switch Soon
    Useful practice.It was around a year ago that Paradox Interactive and developer Iceflake Studios featured in a Mini Nintendo Direct with Surviving the Aftermath, a rather intriguing strategy title. Now, after an extended time in early access on PC - that contributed to 20 major updates based on community feedback… Read more »
  • Random: Going To Holland Soon? Then Make Sure You Play This 'Lost' Super Mario World SequelRandom: Going To Holland Soon? Then Make Sure You Play This 'Lost' Super Mario World Sequel
    It's a Wacky World, alright.Mario has starred in a fair few million-selling games, but he's also contributed to some titles which are less well-known – including Super Mario's Wacky Worlds, a canned platformer for the Philips CD-i multimedia system from the early '90s.Developed in the US by Malibu-based NovaLogic –… Read more »
  • Poll: Pikmin Is Now 20 Years Old - Which Is Your Favourite Game In The Series?Poll: Pikmin Is Now 20 Years Old - Which Is Your Favourite Game In The Series?
    Whistle-blower.With all the talk around the launch (and state) of Nintendo 64 games with the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it may well have slipped your notice that Pikmin — the Nintendo RTS series that grew from an idea Shigeru Miyamoto had while chilling in his garden — is now… Read more »
  • Thunderful Acquires Robot Teddy To Expand Into Game InvestmentThunderful Acquires Robot Teddy To Expand Into Game Investment
    Digging for exciting game projects.It's not particularly long ago that Image & Form was a talented but little-known developer that caught the eye - and major success - with SteamWorld Dig. The SteamWorld series has continued to grow in the years since, of course, but through investment and hard-earned success… Read more »
  • The Switch N64 Controller Doesn't Play Nice With Everything, For NowThe Switch N64 Controller Doesn't Play Nice With Everything, For Now
    Mac, PC and Pi inputs appear hit-and-miss at the moment.There was a lot of chatter around the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack yesterday, plenty of it quite heated on social media. Well, it's social media, so that's no surprise. Another topic that had less air but is potentially quite interesting… Read more »
  • Ashwalkers Is A Bleak Survival Sim That's Heading To SwitchAshwalkers Is A Bleak Survival Sim That's Heading To Switch
    No-one said the apocalypse would be fun.The Switch continues to attract some intriguing PC titles, and another that'll join the ranks in Q1 next year will be Ashwalkers, which is published by Dear Villagers and developed by Nameless XIII.As you can see in the trailer it has an eye-catching colour-palette… Read more »
  • Dragon Quest X Offline "Data Transfer" Will Connect With The Online VersionDragon Quest X Offline "Data Transfer" Will Connect With The Online Version
    Clear the offline game and get a head start online.The upcoming Square Enix release, Dragon Quest X Offline, is set to arrive on the Switch on 26th February 2022.Read the full article on nintendolife.com Read more »
  • Random: Hey, A Switch Online N64 Game Description Mentions Golden SunRandom: Hey, A Switch Online N64 Game Description Mentions Golden Sun
    Nintendo actually remembers Camelot's classic RPG series.If you were a fan of Nintendo during the Game Boy Advance generation, then you might have experienced Camelot's fantasy role-playing series Golden Sun. It got two games during this time and even allowed players to transfer across some content to the second game,… Read more »
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Version 1.3.0 Is Now Available - Wave 2 DLC, Adjustments, Fixes And MoreHyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Version 1.3.0 Is Now Available - Wave 2 DLC, Adjustments, Fixes And More
    Guardian of Remembrance launches October 29th.Back in June, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo released the first wave of DLC content for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - bumping the game up to version 1.2.0.Read the full article on nintendolife.com Read more »
  • Smash Bros. Ultimate Hosting New Fighter Tournament This WeekendSmash Bros. Ultimate Hosting New Fighter Tournament This Weekend
    The weekly events continue.To celebrate the completion of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter roster, Nintendo will this week be hosting a special tournament event restricted to new fighters only.This includes new additions to the roster in Ultimate, as well as Echo fighters and DLC characters. You've got fighters like… Read more »
  • Rumour: Switch Online Datamine Uncovers Plans For "At Least" 38 N64 Games And 52 Sega Genesis TitlesRumour: Switch Online Datamine Uncovers Plans For "At Least" 38 N64 Games And 52 Sega Genesis Titles
    What could be on the way?Nintendo yesterday launched its 'Expansion Pack' service for Switch Online. It contains nine N64 titles and 14 Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games - so what's on the horizon beyond these initial offerings?While Nintendo has teased a handful of games coming to the Nintendo 64… Read more »
  • Feature: First Look: 'Pikmin Bloom', Niantic's Walktastic Follow Up To Pokémon GO, Soft-Launches TodayFeature: First Look: 'Pikmin Bloom', Niantic's Walktastic Follow Up To Pokémon GO, Soft-Launches Today
    March of the Pikmin.If playing golf is the best way to spoil a walk, Niantic's hope for Pikmin Bloom, the long-awaited follow-up/sister title to the wildly successful Pokémon GO, is to create the exact opposite — something to "spice up your daily walks" and turn an everyday stroll into something… Read more »
  • Mushihimesama Gets A Fantastic Switch 'Mini Arcade' Limited EditionMushihimesama Gets A Fantastic Switch 'Mini Arcade' Limited Edition
    Yes, it will also work with the OLED.Mushihimesama may be a name that some will struggle to even pronounce, but don't let that get in the way as it's also a fantastic shoot 'em up on Switch. Originally an acclaimed arcade in 2004 from the masters at Cave, we gave… Read more »
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Trailer Shows Off Bad Guys, Gyms, And DLCPokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Trailer Shows Off Bad Guys, Gyms, And DLC
    Hello, Chibi Cyrus.Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl — the remakes of the DS games — are almost here, and that means more trailers!The latest trailer on the Pokémon YouTube channel fills in some of the details, including Candice and Volkner, the Ice and Electric gym leaders, the Lake area,… Read more »
  • Out Now: Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cloud Version Is Out, But Try The Demo FirstOut Now: Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cloud Version Is Out, But Try The Demo First
    'Connecting to server...'.It's fair to say that plenty of Switch owners are yet to be convinced of the value and viability of 'cloud versions' of high-end multi-platform games. Sometimes the technology can be surprisingly good, but if there are connection issues at your end or - indeed - on the… Read more »
  • Pokémon Legends' Hisuian Zorua Is Sad And Dead Because Everyone Was MeanPokémon Legends' Hisuian Zorua Is Sad And Dead Because Everyone Was Mean
    Big mood.Tragic Pokémon descriptions are not new. Ever since we found out that Cubone wears the skull of its dead mother as a hat, we've been plenty prepared for Pokémon that rip our hearts out and stamp on them. Never mind that it's a game made for kids! Game Freak… Read more »
  • Triangle Strategy Gets A Snazzy New TrailerTriangle Strategy Gets A Snazzy New Trailer
    Shows off characters, gameplay and that lovely HD-2D.Triangle Strategy is still a little while off from its March release, but despite its questionable name it's definitely on our 'highly anticipated' list. From the team that brought us the excellent Octopath Traveler, this time we can look forward to turn-based tactics… Read more »
  • Knuckles Won't Be Sexy In The New Sonic Movie, Says Idris ElbaKnuckles Won't Be Sexy In The New Sonic Movie, Says Idris Elba
    Sorry.In 2018, Idris Elba was crowned the Sexiest Man Alive by American celeb mag, People. The honour is bestowed only upon the handsomest of the handsomest men, which was pretty much anyone with a floppy boyband haircut in the '80s and '90s, George Clooney and Johnny Depp in the 2000s,… Read more »
  • A US Business Owner Allegedly Spent $57,789 Of Covid Relief Money On A Pokémon CardA US Business Owner Allegedly Spent $57,789 Of Covid Relief Money On A Pokémon Card
    Is now facing prosecution.We've seen plenty of reports and evidence over the last few years to show us that the market of rare Pokémon cards has been getting increasingly volatile, with the collectibles becoming - in some cases - highly valued and speculative investments. Now there's a rather extraordinary report… Read more »
  • Mutazione Is Getting Free 'Penpal' Story DLCMutazione Is Getting Free 'Penpal' Story DLC
    XOXO, Mutant Girl.To celebrate two years of Mutazione, the tranquil narrative game that's all about tending to relationships, unearthing personal drama, and nurturing a garden full of music on an island full of mutants, developer Die Gute Fabrik has announced the release of a free story DLC for all players.The… Read more »
  • Review: The Legend of Tianding - Terrific Combat In An Intriguing SettingReview: The Legend of Tianding - Terrific Combat In An Intriguing Setting
    Tanto-lising combat.It’s always a joy to see an under-represented culture or time period in video games. In The Legend of Tianding, you’re thrown into the streets of Taipei - the capital of Taiwan - during the early 20th century as the legendary outlaw, Liao Tianding. It’s a wonderfully authentic take… Read more »
  • Nintendo Switch Online's N64 Games Need Some WorkNintendo Switch Online's N64 Games Need Some Work
    Input lag, framerate issues and some more specific problems being reported.Nintendo Switch Online's brand new Expansion Pack subscription has finally launched, giving members who sign up to the service access to a line-up of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Mega Drive titles.However, according to some folks online the new service… Read more »