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Nintendo is working on a new Switch controller, to be revealed in the next six months

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Nintendo is trying to keep its new Switch controller under wraps, but one is definitely in the works. Nintendo’s next Switch controller has been discovered in a new filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Nintendo does not describe the controller in any real detail, and the platform holder specifically requested the specifics to remain hidden until the controller has been officially announced. The new controller carries the model identification number HAC-043, indicating that it’s a Switch peripheral. Nintendo’s…

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Pokemon Unite is way better than it has any right being

Pokemon Unite is a barnstormer right out of the gate. Watch on YouTubeThe world of Pokemon has been applied to many genres of video game, but I think it’s pretty fair to say that only a handful of them have been runaway successes. There’s the original turn-based RPGs, of course. There’s the photography simulation of Snap, and the augmented reality adventures of Pokemon Go. These aren’t just successes, but in most cases are also milestone titles – but for every game like this, there’s something that’s just sorta fine – puzzlers, fighting, and a slew of mobile money-spinners. To be…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 EXP farming: How to get EXP fast

Raising Monsties is hard work, but Monster Hunter Stories 2 EXP farming doesn’t have to be.For it’s credit, Stories 2 gives you plenty of ways to farm EXP – some of which don’t even require your direct involvement. To steer you in the right direction, we’ve outlined a few of the best ways to get Monster Hunter Stories 2 EXP, fast.Watch on YouTubeMonster Hunter Stories 2 EXP Farming: SubquestsCompleting subquests earns you a hefty amount of experience points. All active Monsties in your party share these points, so this is a great way to quickly give a few levels to…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Little Ones Lost quest guide

In Monster Hunter Stories 2, the Little Ones Lost quest tasks you with finding three small children in the wilderness of the Windwood.The area is vast, and you have only vague clues to guide you. Our Little Ones Lost guide points you in the right direction so you can get back to the story.Watch on YouTubeMonster Hunter Stories 2 Little Ones Lost: The tall grassAfter accepting the quest in Alcala, head to the Wendwood. Consider using Nargacuga’s Riding Ability to avoid fights if you’ve got one, since the narrow paths are crowded with monsters. Concentrating on avoiding them too much…

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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Monster Attack Types & Weaknesses list

As you battle your way through the epic adventure of Monster Hunter Stories 2, you and your monstie allies face off against Monster Hunter’s whole roster of massive beasts and baddies. We’ve compiled a list of every monster attack type in Monster Hunter Stories 2, so you can start every battle off on the right foot. Watch on YouTubeTo fulfil your destiny and carry on the legacy of your grandfather, you’ll need to master when to use each of the three attack types with all of the different kinds of monsters. A little extra information removes a lot of the…

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Warframe Ambassador Rifle: How to get and what the best Ambassador Rifle builds are

The Warframe Ambassador Rifle is a new weapon added in the Sisters of Parvos update, and it’s worth the grind to get it.The Ambassador Rifle has impressive power potential, even though it falters against a specific kind of foe. Our Warframe Ambassador Rifle guide covers how to get it and what to do once it’s in your arsenal.Watch on YouTubeHow to get Warframe Ambassador RifleAs with other weapons, you’ll need to assemble the Ambassador Rifle using multiple blueprints and pieces. However, the Ambassador Rifle parts take a bit of time and grind to get.All the Ambassador Rifle parts come from…

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug Off Tourney – Trophies, Prizes, and Rewards

The Bug-Off tourney in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a four times yearly event, which sees friendly chameleon Flick presiding over a carnival of creepy-crawly catching taking place on your island.The event works similarly to C.J.’s fishing tourneys. However, the Bug-Off takes place once a month throughout the summer (June-September in the northern hemisphere), instead of quarterly like the fish.Watch on YouTubeFlick is in charge of the event, where you’ll be tasked with catching a lot of bugs for his collection. Participation is free for the first try, but every subsequent try will cost you 500 Bells, so maybe think…

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Watch the Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream here

Nintendo will host its E3 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream today, and you can watch it here.The Nintendo Direct: E3 2021 livestream is set to kick off at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK, 6pm CEST. You’ll be able to watch it via the company’s YouTube and Twitch channels. We’ve embedded YouTube version below.Watch on YouTubeIt will last around 40 minutes and will focus exclusively on games coming to Switch this year. In other words, don’t expect to hear about the Switch Pro rumored to be in the works.As far as what to expect, Nintendo is a bit of a wildcard,…

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Nintendo’s Game Builder Garage won’t have an online creation browser – it’s all about word of mouth

Nintendo has taken a decidedly old-school approach to content sharing in the upcoming Game Builder Garage.Nintendo’s latest game creation tool is Game Builder Garage – a unique little tool which feels inspired at once by the level-creating shenanigans of Super Mario Maker, and the more open-ended programming that was previously offered by the Labo Toy-Con Garage. The new game is a fascinating attempt to teach Nintendo’s basic game-making principles and approach in a fun way, through seven step-by-step lessons that then open up into free-form game creation. Watch on YouTubeWe recently got to see a little more of the game…

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May Day, Wedding Season and loads of cheese coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons soon

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 19:58 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting a new update in the form of update 2.0 soon, and Nintendo has announced it’ll be bringing bring back a few favorite Spring events, as well as introducing new items.The next Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is set to land on Wednesday, April 28, and will lay the foundations for some major upcoming events, such as the return of May Day (April 29-May 7), International Museum Day (May 18-31), and the Wedding Season (June 1-30).Hit the links to see what each event contributed to the Animal Crossing:…

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New Pokemon Snap’s latest Japanese trailer features 6 minutes of gameplay

By Alex Donaldson 9 April 2021 11:05 GMT The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new trailer for New Pokemon Snap, showcasing a variety of events and gameplay. Watch on YouTubeThe new six-minute trailer gives an overview of what fans can expect when they pick up the game and travel to the the Lental region, its setting. The video, which is titled a “Lental Region Snap Guide”, is likely to soon be made available in English – but since it’s been publicly released for several hours now with no sign, we figured we’d post the Japanese version. There was…

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A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism review – a fun transport sim in need of better tutorials

The Switch’s entry in the A-Train series won’t be for everyone, but if you can push past its complexities, there’s much to enjoy.A-Train is one of those video game series that I wish had a more consistent path to localization. While over the years things like niche Japanese RPGs have gotten better at eventually surfacing with English-language versions, this little strategy simulation franchise has remained spotty at best.A-Train, or ‘Let’s Take the A-Train’ as its Japanese name actually translates, is basically a business simulation franchise in the vein of the finest PC efforts. It so fits into that definition, in…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom season | Full recipes list

It’s April 1st, and if you’re already tired of dodging April Fool’s pranks, here’s something wholesome to focus on instead: Cherry Blossom Season is back in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!From today until April 10th (which also happens to be the date of this year’s Spring Fishing Tourney, just FYI…) you can catch cherry blossom petals as they waft by gently on the island breezes. During this ten-day period, you can also collect 14 cherry blossom themed DIY recipes to help you get in the mood for spring.These dates apply to the northern hemisphere only. Players in the southern hemisphere will…

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Monster Hunter Rise review | Big monsters on the small screen

In Monster Hunter Rise, the Rampage comes at you fast. With a face full of Pukei-Pukei poison and a sumo-wrestling hippo belly-bopping my front door to pieces, my hunter glacially lifts an antidote to his lips just in time to see two more monsters scale the fence in search of mischief. Maybe it’s just not my day. Built from the ground-up for Nintendo Switch with Capcom’s RE Engine, Monster Hunter Rise is a condensed experience, but not necessarily a reduced one, ticking all of the necessary boxes of a modern Monster Hunter, while scaling back some of the scope to…