Nintendo Switch

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2’s ‘zany’ Adventure Mode detailed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 15:04 GMT Sega has revealed more information about Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, which arrives on December 8, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X (and is coming to PS5 at the ‘end of 2020’).Originally teased back in August’s Nintendo Direct Mini, the game’s Adventure Mode has now been detailed properly.In a surprising move, the game is going to go in something of a narrative direction, letting players “traverse space and dimensions never seen before in a new story, with a colourful cast of cute characters, bringing to life the…

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New Super Mario Bros and Lost Levels sites celebrate Mario’s 35th anniversary

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 11:35 GMT Nintendo is taking Mario’s 35th anniversary pretty seriously.As well as announcing a new 35-player online battle game, Super Mario 3d All-Stars, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Nintendo is also adding in-game celebrations of everyone’s favourite mushroom-addled plumber to Animal Crossing New Horizons and Splatoon 2.But the fun doesn’t stop there – Nintendo has also published a pair of new sites dedicated to the original Super Mario Bros. game and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. [任天堂HP]ファミリーコンピュータ ディスクシステム『スーパーマリオブラザーズ2』の公式サイトをあわせて公開しました。#スーパーマリオ35周年https://t.co/o0knBexMOz — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) September 12, 2020The sites have been launched to…

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Some top Switch games are now just $40 in the Labor Day sales

By James Pickard, Friday, 4 September 2020 16:16 GMT The Labor Day sales are underway at a handful of retailers and there are some exciting reductions on a range of top Switch games – and much more.These offers are live at both Amazon and Best Buy (will slight variations between the two) so it’s simply a case of picking your preferred retailer and snagging a bargain. You’ll find lots of the big first-party games reduced to just $40. A rare sight for a Nintendo game!To be fair, you might not be wanting any new Switch games for a while after…

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Paper Mario: The Origami King devs had “almost complete control” over direction

By Cian Maher, Sunday, 30 August 2020 22:16 GMT The team behind Paper Mario: The Origami King recently confirmed that it was given “almost complete control” over the direction the game went in. The news comes from a report published by Eurogamer Germany, which was later translated by Nintendo Everything. According to said report, producer Kensuke Tanabe and director Masahiko Nagaya were permitted to shape Paper Mario: The Origami King in pretty much whatever way they saw fit – in fact, Nintendo director Shigeru Miyamoto was barely even involved.“Ever since Paper Mario: Color Splash, we have almost complete control over the…

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New Monster Hunter game could be in development for Nintendo Switch

A brand new Monster Hunter game is purportedly in development for Nintendo Switch, according to recent statements from a Capcom insider. The news comes from a report published by VGC. According to said report, a Twitter user known as Dusk Golem – who has reported on Capcom several times in the past – recently said that the studio is currently working on a new Monster Hunter title for Nintendo Switch.You can check out Dusk Golem’s tweet below. To elaborate on two things, Monster Hunter Switch is running on a Switch compatible version of the RE Engine, which is why I’ve…

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A Nintendo Labo VR Kit is now just $20

By James Pickard, Friday, 28 August 2020 15:39 GMT Best Buy is currently running a deal of the day that drops the price of the Nintendo Labo VR Kit to just $20 – that’s half price.The fourth kit to be made available in Nintendo’s range of quirky cardboard accessories, the VR Kit includes a set of goggles and a blaster that can be used to play a range of virtual reality games on the Switch. Many of these are found on a cartridge that comes with the VR Kit, while there are others that adapt existing Switch games such as…

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Here’s another chance to nab a cheap Nintendo Switch SD card

By James Pickard, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 16:15 GMT Amazon US is back at it again with a selection of cheap Nintendo Switch SD cards – perfect for upgrading your console’s storage space.This time around, it’s a number of PNY microSD cards that are on sale. Sizes ranging from a reasonable 128GB to a whopping 512GB are all on offer, so you’ve definitely got some options to bulk up the Switch’s measly 32GB of internal storage.Slap bang in the middle, though, is a 256GB for a little over $30, which is a very good sweet spot to aim for in…

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New Switch model coming early next year, per manufacturing sources

By Cian Maher, Monday, 24 August 2020 17:51 GMT According to a recent report published by Taiwanese newspaper Economic Daily News, a brand new Switch model could be in the works for a 2021 launch. The newspaper report was discussed in a recent article published by The Edge Markets.“Today’s gains also followed a report in the Taipei-based Economic Daily News that Nintendo might launch a new version of its Switch console early next year, citing unidentified people in the supply chain,” reads the piece. “A more powerful version of the console has been rumoured in the past.”It makes sense – rumors…

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Amazon’s latest Switch game deals take 30% off Luigi’s Mansion 3, Arms and more

By James Pickard, Friday, 21 August 2020 16:16 GMT A decent selection of digital Nintendo Switch game deals are now available Amazon US, with some great prices for first-party favourites, indies and more top releases.This doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the Indie World sale that’s currently underway on the Nintendo eShop. Instead, Amazon just seems to have a random assortment of cheap Switch games up for grabs.Not that we’re complaining, though, when you can get the likes of Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Arms for only $41.99 – that’s a healthy drop from their usual price of around…

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The Nintendo Switch Lite is now available once again

By James Pickard, Thursday, 20 August 2020 15:57 GMT After months of shortages, the Nintendo Switch Lite is now in stock once again. More specifically, you’re able to get the Nintendo Switch Lite in either Turquoise or Yellow for $200 at Walmart in the US. No game bundles are on sale, just the console by itself.Whereas, in the UK, only the more recently released Coral version is available for £200. However, a number of different bundle options are also up for sale in Blighty, meaning you can throw in copies of games such as Paper Mario: The Origami King, Animal Crossing:…

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Nintendo Indie World sale is now underway at the Switch eShop

By James Pickard, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:43 GMT The Nintendo Indie World is now underway over at the Switch eShop, with discounts of up to 40 per cent on a variety of new and old indie games – some of which were featured in yesterday’s presentation.It’s good news, then, if there are any you want to pick following yesterday’s Nintendo Indie World showcase. Sadly, it doesn’t include everything that was in the show, but you can find A Short Hike, Manifold Garden, Raji: An Ancient Epic, Takeshi and Hiroshi or Evergate.Alongside those games, you’ll also find a wide range…

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword listed for Switch on Amazon

A listing for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword recently appeared on Amazon UK, implying that the iconic Zelda title will soon receive an official Nintendo Switch port. The listing was spotted by Wario64 on Twitter – check out the tweet below, which includes a screenshot of the Amazon UK site. Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword (Switch) listed on Amazon UK https://t.co/rTExkqzwib pic.twitter.com/zQEwGEzIWY — Wario64 (@Wario64) August 16, 2020As you can see, the game is clearly listed as a Switch port in the title. While there’s no release date attached to it right now, pre-orders are already open, indicating…

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The Hori Split Pad Pro Switch controller is coming back in multiple new colours

By James Pickard, Tuesday, 11 August 2020 16:56 GMT Missed out on the Hori Split Pad Pro for Nintendo Switch? Good news, it’s coming back in a new range of colours and is available to pre-order right now.The hugely popular and officially licensed controller attachment for the Nintendo Switch has previously only been available with a design inspired by Daemon X Machina. Although, in fairness, that seemed to extend to just a fancy ‘X’ button and some shaded analogue sticks.These new versions come in basic black, red and blue colours – nothing that’s too over the top or garish, then.Pre-orders…

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Animal Crossing climbs back to #1, while Switch has six games in the top 10

By Cian Maher, Monday, 10 August 2020 14:25 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to reclaim its position as top dog on the UK video game sales charts, while parent company Nintendo has a whopping six titles in the top 10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has usurped Ghost of Tsushima to become the bestselling video game in the UK this week. As the official charts show, Ghost of Tsushima has been relegated to second fiddle, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is gaining momentum in third place.This week’s list highlights a stellar performance from Nintendo, who owns an immense 60%…

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Animal Crossing update 1.4.1 – here’s what’s new

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 17:12 GMT Animal Crossing update 1.4.1 recently launched for Nintendo Switch, introducing several changes to one of 2020’s most popular games. Details of what has changed are listed on the official Nintendo website, which includes patch notes for Animal Crossing update 1.4.1. Although the changes may seem minor, they are more impactful than they look at face value.Animal Crossing update 1.4.1 rectifies issues that arose from the last update, 1,4,0, including an exploit that allowed players to hack trees in order to have them grow Star Fragments instead of fruit.Here’s the full list of…

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Nintendo Switch is now in stock at these stores

Update: Nintendo Switch stock is available once again at GameStop in the US and the Nintendo Official UK Store in the UK. Availability at other retailers is very hit-and-miss so your best bet is to try either of those stores for now. We’ll keep the links for the likes of Amazon in below if you want to keep checking throughout the day as some stock in returning every now and then. Do be careful of sellers who are ramping up the price, though. Of course, we’ll update this page with any further availability over the coming days.In the US: Nintendo Switch…

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A person submitted all of their college essays in Skyrim Dovah

If you have a lecturer that really, really annoys you, you could probably get back at them by writing all of your assignments in Skyrim Dovah, aka Dragon language. A Reddit user named NicolasYang248 recently did exactly that. I’m not sure whether or not Nicolas did this out of spite or curiosity, but who cares. What matters is that there is a professor somewhere in the world sat looking at a Dragon to English translator right now, trying to decipher organic chemistry diagrams or close readings of Romantic poetry written entirely in Dovah.The best part about this is the delivery,…