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The Nintendo Switch paid online service doesn't sound great

Nintendo Switch introduces a paid subscription for online gaming, as Sony has had for PlayStation and Microsoft has had for Xbox for a number of years. With both PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold, you're able to download a number of modern games each month that you can keep and play while you remain a subscriber. Show More Summary

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 announced for Nintendo Switch

Monolith Soft just announced Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo revealed the following gameplay trailer showing how this open-world RPG sequel will look on its upcoming hardware. Eurogamer contributor Simon Parkin...Show More Summary

Evil Ryu and Violent Ken are in Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Nintendo Switch

Capcom has announced a new Street Fighter game for Nintendo Switch. Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers is coming to the Nintendo Switch, although we don't have a release date. This port of the fighting game includes Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, two mean versions of Street Fighter's famous fireball bros. Read more…

1-2 Switch is Nintendo's next hardware launch title / mini-game collection

Nintendo has revealed the Nintendo Switch mini-game collection 1-2 Switch. Looking a bit like this gen's Wii Sports or Nintendoland, 1-2 Switch is a series of small games meant to demonstrate the unique properties of Nintendo's bananas hardware. Show More Summary

Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch with Nintendo Switch

Nintendo closed this morning's Switch event with confirmation that Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch alongside Nintendo Switch on 3rd March. We were also treated to a lavish new trailer for the game - featuring our first look at Zelda herself, and a voiceover which sounds like it's from her dad. Show More Summary

Nintendo announces Arms, a competitive motion-controlled boxing game

Nintendo revealed the new competitive boxing game Arms at its Nintendo Switch reveal this morning. Due this spring, Arms represents the first major new IP from Nintendo since Splatoon. Arms lets players duke it out with extendable arms adorned with boxing gloves. It will use the Switch's Joy-Con controllers' motion-control features. Read more…

EA returns to Nintendo with FIFA for Switch

EA is once again back on a Nintendo platform, with FIFA confirmed for Switch. EA executive Patrick Söderlund took to the stage during Nintendo's Switch presentation to say FIFA would release on Switch at some point in 2017. We don't know much about how the game will work, but Söderlund did say it will offer the FIFA experience "custom built for Nintendo Switch". Read more…

Super Mario Odyssey revealed, due this ?holiday season?

Nintendo has revealed its first major Mario adventure for Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey. Due this "holiday season", Super Mario Odyssey will see Mario emerge from the Mushroom Kingdom and into the real world. The trailer showed sections where he's scaling New York like a certain spider-powered man. Show More Summary

Splatoon 2 announced, due summer

Splatoon 2 will launch for Nintendo Switch this summer. It looks like Splatoon - and it feels like this is the project which started as a straightforward, enhanced port of the original game. Expect new costumes, stages and weapons. We also caught a sample of some new music, which sounded suitably J-Pop-y. Read more…

Nintendo Switch battery life detailed, capacitive touchscreen confirmed

Nintendo Switch's battery life will range from 2.5 to 6.5 hours, Nintendo has said. That's a wide range of estimates - but it'll depend on what game you're playing. Nintendo is confirming new details in rapid-fire succession - including Eurogamer's exclusive report from last year that the Switch will have a capacitive touchscreen. Show More Summary

Nintendo Switch is due 3rd March for $299.99

The Nintendo Switch will be out on 3rd March in "major EU countries", US, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other territories, Nintendo announced at its reveal event this morning. It will cost $299.99 in North America, ¥29,980 in Japan, and we're told to "Please check local retailers" in Europe. Show More Summary

Mass Effect Andromeda video tours the Tempest, your new Normandy

BioWare's latest Andromeda Initiative video gives us a tour of the Tempest, your new Normandy-esque spaceship. Brighter, more open, but a little more compact overall, the Tempest still manages to squeeze in more than few familiar sections, such as the bridge, engineering, a medical bay, galley and a garage for your land vehicle - the Nomad. Show More Summary

DiRT Showdown is free on the Humble Store today and tomorrow

Codemaster's acclaimed 2012 racer DiRT Showdown is being given away for free on PC, Mac and Linux for the next 43 hours. Simply claim a Steam code on the Humble Store before Saturday at 6pm UK time and you can keep DiRT Showdown in perpetuity. Only three months back Codemasters offered its previous racing game, DiRT 3, for free on the same service. Read more…

Former football player sues Gears of War dev, claims Cole Train cribs his likeness

Former professional football player and wrestler Lenwood "Hard Rock" Hamilton is suing the devs behind Gears of War, claiming that his likeness was stolen in the creation of the character Augustus Cole, aka the Cole Train. As reported...Show More Summary

Here's when you can pre-order the Nintendo Switch from Amazon UK

Pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch will be available from Amazon UK beginning at 6am GMT tomorrow, 13th January. Nintendo is set to unveil the Switch in its full glory at 4am tonight, a mere two hours before Amazon's pre-orders go live. Show More Summary

Dirt Rally getting a PlayStation VR support, but it'll cost you a tenner

Dirt Rally is getting a PlayStation VR mode - but it'll cost you £9.99 to download it. The PSVR DLC pack will arrive "in the coming weeks", or as part of a new retail version of the game with the mode built in as standard. Codemasters'...Show More Summary

Dishonored 2 update adds chapter select and permadeath this month

Dishonored 2's second update is coming to Steam as a beta on 18th January before arriving fully on all platforms 23rd January. This impending patch will allow players to restart any mission they'd like from the beginning, a feature the game was commonly criticised for missing. Show More Summary

After years of rejections, U-turns, and player requests, League of Legends is about to get a sandbox mode

Totally ruled out by Riot Games a year ago, League of Legends is about to get a 'sandbox mode', called the Practice Tool. In a post to the League of Legends site last night, Riot Games confirmed in greater detail its plans for the Tool, after years of developer toing and froing, "SoonTM" blog posts, and desperate cries from the community. Show More Summary

Lego City Undercover re-release gets first trailer

This year's buffed-up re-release of Lego City Undercover has just gotten its first trailer. The enjoyable Wii U game was previously exclusive to the console - but is not set to live again on Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Show More Summary

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