Are Nintendo Gearing Up to Replace Peach in the Mario Series?

Princess Peach has been a long staple of the Super Mario franchise. The perennial damsel in distress has been kidnapped more times than we can count. Providing the basis for the multiple adventures in a franchise that’s admittedly short of story. For some, it’s a plot device that’s grown tiresome and that represents an overuse of narrative cliches. There’s been increasing pressure on Nintendo since the mid-00s’ to switch up the beloved fairytale formula. So far the Japanese gaming giant has remained quiet on the matter, or have they? In a narrative nod more reminiscent of series like Pokemon or […]

Can Nintendo’s Budget Labo VR System Prove a Real Contender?

Nintendo Labo was probably an afterthought for most gamers. The system was primarily aimed at younger gamers and initial sales figures weren’t anything to write home about. Nintendo isn’t giving up on their latest peripheral venture just yet though and the upcoming kit could be a gamechanger. Introducing Labo VR which is set to hit shelves this month. Immediately the aesthetic is less pleasing than a lot of the competitors on the market. But considering packs retail for as little as £35, it could yet prove a marketing masterstroke. What is Nintendo Labo? Nintendo Labo is Switch peripheral that comes […]

Everything You Need to Know About the PlayStation 5

The internet is once again awash with rumours about the impending release of the PlayStation 5. There have been whispers PlayStation intended to steal a march on the competition in the impending console generation. A majority of fans considered the PS4 Pro to be a lacklustre mid-tier upgrade. Especially in comparison to the far superior Xbox One X. This led to rumours that Sony was holding off on a lot of bells and whistles as they were close to launching the PS5. Sony will also, interestingly, be absent from this year’s E3 for the first time in the exhibition’s history. […]

Cuphead On Nintendo Switch – A Match Made In Heaven

The Nintendo Switch has scored an excellent addition to its library in tough as nails action-platformer Cuphead. The Xbox exclusive joins a collection of top platformers on the console.   It’s been a tough console generation for Xbox. They abandoned their unique Kinect peripheral due to the fact that it largely never worked. And a significant drop off in landmark exclusives has seen the Xbox One fall far behind the competition. The PlayStation 4 has sold an estimated 54 million more units than the Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch meanwhile is projected to overtake it’s sales this year, despite being a […]

Is Link’s Awakening the First Step Towards a Nintendo Universe?

We now have confirmation that Link’s Awakening will be coming to Switch this year. A port of a former title seemed the most likely candidate as we alluded to following the announcement. Not many fans were probably expecting that port to be Link’s Awakening though. It’s not a Zelda title that’s received a lot of love since it’s release in 1993. It seems a strange time to launch a remake but it could also be a very tactical decision. So is this just another nostalgia trip or a nod to the future for Nintendo? The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening […]

Is the Sun Finally Setting on the 3DS?

After nearly a decade-long run, the Nintendo 3DS might finally be seeing itself relocated to the retro shelf. With no new projects announced for 2019, all but the most faithful supporters are seeing this as the beginning of the end for the famed handheld platform. But is this an end or merely the start of something new? Nintendo has long had a history of shipping and supporting portable consoles – more so than any other hardware and software developer on the market. While others have made attempts to enter the handheld arena, they have only dreamt of achieving the sort […]

How Likely Are the Latest Leaked Nintendo Switch Titles?

Nintendo suffered more leaks this week when American chain store Best Buy accidentally listed some upcoming titles. Three new titles recently appeared on an employee’s terminal before being removed from sale. Those games were Metroid Prime Trilogy, Persona 5 and A Link To The Past. None of these releases has been officially confirmed by Nintendo but there is good reason to believe they’re all true. The leak could just have blown a portion of Nintendo’s E3 announcements but the plausibility means they could still be a hoax. So from most likely to least likely, these are the reasons why we could […]

Has Scalebound Been Given a Second Chance on Nintendo Switch?

PlatinumGames hotly-anticipated dragon themed RPG Scalebound could be getting a revival from Nintendo. The former Xbox One exclusive was cancelled to the ire of fans, but the game could be getting a second chance. Nintendo is well and truly back on course with the Nintendo Switch. The addition of portability, coupled with some excellent first-party titles has seen the console excel. Sales figures are set to surpass the Xbox One in the next six months despite being released four years later.   If the Switch maintained it’s current rate of sales over the same time period it would even outsell […]

What Can We Expect From Game Freak’s New Mystery Project – Town?

Game Freak has been a huge name in the RPG genre for decades thanks to their flagship Pokemon series. The studio hasn’t had much experience outside of the Pokemon brand though, other than a few small releases. You’d have to go all the way back to 1991’s Yoshi, for the last significant release to come out of Game Freak. The tile matching game was a big hit for the Gameboy but that pre-dates Pokemon Red and Blue. Pokemon is a cultural phenomenon of its own so it understandably consumes a lot of the studios time. Game Freak are expected to […]

Google Stadia Could Spell The End of The Console Wars

Rumours that Google were about to break into the console market have been circling for some time. And we finally have some solid evidence of the project that has been labelled Google Stadia. Google Stadia will forgo the conventional console format for an entirely cloud-based system. Similar to other services Google already offers like Google Play and Google Drive. Players will be able to launch their games on any device that supports Wi-Fi. The new format is potentially game-changing and if it works, could spell the end of the console wars.    Google Stadia Services Google made their announcement at […]