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Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game
Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle includes exclusive content, V-Bucks to spend in-game By Rik Henderson

Nintendo will soon release a special Fortnite Switch bundle that will come with a load of exclusive goodies.Although the game itself is available as a free download for all Nintendo Switch owners, the Fortnite bundle comes with the Switch console, 1,000... Read more

What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming?
What is Nintendo Switch Online, how much does it cost and when is it coming? By Rik Henderson

Ever since the Nintendo Switch was released, Nintendo has been promising an online subscription service.And although its full launch was delayed several times, Nintendo Switch Online will be with us soon. Very soon, in fact, considering it will be launched... Read more

Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond
Best upcoming Nintendo Switch games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a very capable competitor to the PS4 and Xbox One, while offering something else beside: portability.And now that it's hit its stride, there are plenty of games coming out to play at home and away.Here we've listed... Read more

We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle
We want Nintendo's new Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle By Maggie Tillman

If you've been thinking about buying a Switch, Nintendo's latest bundle might finally convince you to do so.It's not unusual to have special-edition versions of consoles released in bundles with big game titles, but few have us salivating as much as Nintendo's... Read more

Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch
Nintendo is launching a wireless NES-style controller for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo is holding its first Nintendo Direct presentation since E3 2018, and during the prerecorded broadcast, it is announcing game updates as well as new hardware, such as NES-style controllers for the Switch. Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard... Read more

Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it
Nintendo Direct is today: How to watch it By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo has confirmed the new date and time of its first Nintendo Direct since E3 2018 this past summer.The company originally intended to stream the show on 6 September but, due to the devastating earthquake in Hokkaido in its homeland of Japan, it... Read more

Hands off the Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo Switch bundles, we want them ourselves
Hands off the Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee Nintendo Switch bundles, we want them ourselves By Rik Henderson

It's not unusual to have special edition versions of consoles released in bundles with big game titles, but few have us salivating as much as Nintendo's latest. The Japanese giant has created a limited edition Nintendo Switch that will come with either... Read more

Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle includes a GameCube controller
Super Smash Bros Ultimate bundle includes a GameCube controller By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo is making it easier to get its new GameCube controller and use it with Super Smash Bros Ultimate.Nintendo's much loved fighting game, Super Smash Bros, is coming to Nintendo Switch on 7 December, and Nintendo Europe has announced it’s simultaneously... Read more

Nintendo Switch Online subscription not needed for Fortnite, it seems
Nintendo Switch Online subscription not needed for Fortnite, it seems By Rik Henderson

When Nintendo Switch Online launches in September, many games will require Switch owners to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to continue to enjoy their online capabilities. That includes multiplayer gaming over the internet.However, eagle-eyed... Read more

Brand new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 kit gives you a full steering wheel and more
Brand new Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03 kit gives you a full steering wheel and more By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a third Nintendo Labo kit that gives you and your kids the opportunity to drive a car, submarine and plane using a Nintendo Switch.The Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit has the cardboard parts to build a whole steering wheel... Read more

These new GameCube controllers are optimised for Nintendo Switch
These new GameCube controllers are optimised for Nintendo Switch By Maggie Tillman

Those of you who want to use a GameCube controller with the Switch just got a new, updated USB version. Let's back up a minute: Super Smash Bros Ultimate, a class Nintendo game coming to Nintendo Switch, will support GameCube controllers. And, when it... Read more

Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore
Nintendo Switch deals: Switch bundles, game bundles and bargains galore By Rik Henderson

You can snag yourself a great Nintendo Switch deal this Prime Day, with an ace console bundle available at a discount.Amazon is listing a Neon Nintendo Switch with the excellent Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, extra Joy-Cons and a steering wheel accessory for just... Read more

Cardboard Labo-style Nintendo Switch is surely the coolest console ever
Cardboard Labo-style Nintendo Switch is surely the coolest console ever By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has designed several Switch consoles to look like there are made of Labo-style cardboard. Unfortunately though, you won't be able to buy one.Instead, they will be part of the prize bundles in the Nintendo Labo Creators Content for Europe competition,... Read more

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now has Labo support for Switch, Nintendo hosts comp for best designs
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now has Labo support for Switch, Nintendo hosts comp for best designs By Rik Henderson

A downloadable patch has added Labo support for Nintendo Switch game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can build your own racing cabinet, of sorts.You can use the Toy-Con Motorbike creation from the Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit to race in the game, giving you a much... Read more

Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know
Fortnite on Nintendo Switch info, price and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Fortnite has been a massive success on every format out there. You can get it, in different forms, for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac and iOS.An Android version is confirmed to be coming soon and, very recently, Fortnite for Nintendo Switch was made available... Read more

Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch
Nintendo Switch: How to use a GameCube controller with your Switch By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Switch is great fun, but it's also expensive once you calculate the cost of the system, games, accessories, and extra controllers.For instance, the Nintendo Switch Pro controller costs £55/$60. If you want to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with, say,... Read more

Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch
Nintendo just released the original arcade Donkey Kong for the Switch By Maggie Tillman

You no longer have to find an old arcade in order to play the original arcade version of Donkey Kong.Sure, it's nearly impossible to find an actual arcade cabinet with the retro game, but that doesn't matter any more, because Nintendo just released Donkey... Read more

This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet
This Labo-style cardboard kit turns your Switch into an arcade cabinet By Maggie Tillman

Nintendo Labo looks like great fun, but it also starts at £60 ($70). Luckily, those of you who want to try these cardboard kits for Nintendo Switch will be able to get your hands on a much more affordable version. At E3 2018, gaming accessory maker... Read more

Fortnite now available for Nintendo Switch, and it's completely free
Fortnite now available for Nintendo Switch, and it's completely free By Rik Henderson

Nintendo Switch fans will rejoice at this news, the portable console will very soon get its own version of Fortnite. And it's free.You will be able to download the hit game today from 10pm BST from the Nintendo eShop and it'll have both local and online... Read more

Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: Watch it right here
Nintendo E3 2018 Direct video presentation: Watch it right here By Rik Henderson

As is now traditional, Nintendo is not holding a press conference at E3 2018. It will, however, broadcast a video presentation today, prior to the show opening its doors. It will focus on the Nintendo Switch games coming up for the rest of 2018.Here then... Read more

Get up to 15 hours more Nintendo Switch battery life out of these new Anker powerbanks
Get up to 15 hours more Nintendo Switch battery life out of these new Anker powerbanks By Rik Henderson

Accessory brand Anker has thrown a lifeline to Nintendo Switch owners concerned that the battery life of their consoles is too short.While the Switch is capable of lasting up to six hours of playtime on a single charge, more graphically intensive games... Read more

You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan
You can buy a cheaper Nintendo Switch without a dock... in Japan By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released a new version of the Nintendo Switch console that is cheaper than the existing model.That's because the Nintendo Switch 2nd Set comes without a dock, meaning you will need to supply your own USB-C charging facility and/or TV connection... Read more

Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June
Nintendo NES Classic Mini consoles back in production, will launch in June By Rik Henderson

After selling out in next to no time after its launch in 2016, the Nintendo Classic Mini consoles became much sought after - fetching high prices on reseller sites, such as eBay. And as soon as Nintendo announced that it was to discontinue production,... Read more

Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode
Official Nintendo Charging Stand for Switch can charge your console in tabletop mode By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced a new accessory for Nintendo Switch that enables you to charge your console while playing it in tabletop mode.The conventional Switch Dock is all well and good when you are playing on a TV, but when you are playing off the Switch... Read more

Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined
Atari VCS initial review: Imagine the SNES Classic Mini and Nvidia Shield TV combined By Rik Henderson

The Atari VCS - formerly Ataribox - has had a relatively rocky ride since it was announced last year. A delay to its crowd funding phase, let alone launch, brought the cynics out of the woodwork. Even though they, like everyone else outside of the development... Read more

Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work
Nintendo Labo for Nintendo Switch: Everything you need to know including how the cardboard Toy-Cons work By Elyse Betters

Nintendo's crazy, cool and fun cardboard accessories for the Nintendo Switch are now available. You can buy Nintendo Labo in the UK and US now.The Nintendo Switch is a games console designed to work both at home and when out and about. The main unit... Read more

Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts
Yes, you can buy Nintendo Labo Toy-Con replacement parts By Elyse Betters

Nintendo is allowing you to buy replacement parts for Nintendo Labo if you've torn them or merely lost them in the recycling. The company just released Nintendo Labo, its crazy cardboard accessory lineup for the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo Labo... Read more

Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch
4.5 stars Nintendo Labo review: Crazy cardboard fun for the Switch By Stuart Miles

Zany, wacky, crazy, mind-boggling, pointless, bizarre, very Japanese. I don't get it.These are just some of the words and phrases that we've heard from others when talking about Nintendo's latest gaming concept: Nintendo Labo.But do any of the above really... Read more

Nintendo Switch system update 5.0.0 available now: Here's what it does
Nintendo Switch system update 5.0.0 available now: Here's what it does By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released the latest version of its system software for Nintendo Switch.System update 5.0.0 should be available to you as soon as you next switch on your, ahem, Switch. It will have downloaded automatically if you have your console connected... Read more

Super Smash Bros coming to Nintendo Switch, watch the trailer here
Super Smash Bros coming to Nintendo Switch, watch the trailer here By Elyse Betters

Nintendo's much loved fighting game, Super Smash Bros, is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2018. And it is understood that it will be an all-new game rather than a remaster of the Wii U's Super Smash Bros 4.The Switch game was revealed during the Nintendo... Read more

Free Super Mario Odyssey update arrives for Nintendo Switch, adds new mini-game and more
Free Super Mario Odyssey update arrives for Nintendo Switch, adds new mini-game and more By Rik Henderson

A completely free update for Super Mario Odyssey is now available for download on Nintendo Switch which adds a new game mode and other goodies.The new mini-game is called Balloon World and becomes available as soon as you finish the main story. It adds... Read more

Nintendo Labo offers much more to do with the Toy-Con kits than you thought
Nintendo Labo offers much more to do with the Toy-Con kits than you thought By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has released details and videos of its Nintendo Labo Toy-Con kits and you can do much more with them than previously thought.Inside each kit comes the cardboard, accessories and game codes needed to build specific Toy-Cons, as seen during the... Read more

Mario Kart Tour: Release date, price, platforms and everything you need to know
Mario Kart Tour: Release date, price, platforms and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

Nintendo's mobile games library is to expand with its the most-loved gaming series after the Mario platformers themselves.Mario Kart Tour will be the first in the company's long-standing racing franchise to make it onto a non-Nintendo platform. It has... Read more

Mario Kart coming to iOS and Android at last
Mario Kart coming to iOS and Android at last By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has announced that its next mobile game will be based on Mario Kart.The kart racing franchise starring the moustachioed plumber and his pals is one of the most enduring, having first appeared on the Super Nintendo in 1992. Now it will join a... Read more

Nintendo Labo pre-orders now open, get the Switch accessories everyone's talking about
Nintendo Labo pre-orders now open, get the Switch accessories everyone's talking about By Rik Henderson

Nintendo announced its Labo accessory kits earlier this week and now you can pre-order them.Shipping on 27 April in the UK, 20 April in the US, there are three packs available to transform your Nintendo Switch into something quite different. Two of them... Read more

Think Labo is bizarre? Look at these crazy Nintendo accessories and games from over the years
Think Labo is bizarre? Look at these crazy Nintendo accessories and games from over the years By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has pulled something of a pleasant shock with the announcement of its mainly cardboard based Labo system. It's part inspired, part bonkers, turning your Nintendo Switch into all manner of new, different gadgets.However, Labo isn't the first wacky... Read more

Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight
Nintendo will announce an "interactive experience for kids" for the Switch tonight By Max Langridge

Nintendo has posted a teaser on its official website stating it will announce a "new interactive experience for the Nintendo Switch, specially crafted for kids and kids at heart." Nintendo Switch review: Return of the King? The announcement will take... Read more

Nintendo Switch projector will give you 120-inch picture just by docking your console
Nintendo Switch projector will give you 120-inch picture just by docking your console By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been massively successful since its launch last April, with reports stating that it is the fastest selling console of all time in the US. It's obvious therefore that developers, publishers and manufacturers will be rushing to support... Read more

Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279
Last minute Christmas bargain: Nintendo Switch with Ninjango and Joy-Con grip for £279 By Max Langridge

Do you still need to get someone a last minute gaming-inspired Christmas present, or perhaps you just want to treat yourself for the festive period? Tesco may just have the perfect deal for you.From now until 8 January, you can get a Nintendo Switch in... Read more

Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console
Nintendo Switch tips and tricks: How to get the most from your new console By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success since its launch in spring 2017 and still regularly sells out across multiple retailers.It has also already played host to some amazing games, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario... Read more

Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018
Rocket League for Nintendo Switch hits the high street in January 2018 By Rik Henderson

Massively popular game Rocket League finally became available for Nintendo Switch in November, but only as a digital download.It only takes up 4.8GB of the internal storage or microSD card slot, but that can still take an age to download, depending on... Read more

SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday
SNES Classic Mini back in stock and only £79.99 for Black Friday By Rik Henderson

After the SNES Classic Mini console pre-order round, it has been a devil to get hold of the machine unless you happened to get your order in early doors. And by early, we mean within the first 30 seconds or so of pre-orders opening.The good news is that... Read more

Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it
5.0 stars Super Mario Odyssey review: Nintendo nails it By Rik Henderson

The Nintendo Switch couldn't have had a better start, with a game as scintillating as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and sales figures the Wii U could only have dreamt about. After its spring launch, however, things went quiet.We've had other... Read more

Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does
Nintendo Switch system update 4.0 out now: How to install it and what it does By Rik Henderson

Nintendo has rolled out a new version of its system software for the Nintendo Switch, which adds some significant new features.System version 4.0.0, as it is called, should be waiting for you to install on your console. Here then are the simple instructions... Read more

If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet
If you love the SNES Classic Mini you'll adore the tiny, working Replicade Centipede arcade cabinet By Rik Henderson

We don't cover many Kickstarter projects here on Pocket-lint for a variety of reasons, but couldn't ignore the Replicade x Centipede arcade cabinet.At a time where shrunken retro games machines are almost doing better than their modern day counterparts, New... Read more

SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again
4.0 stars SNES Classic Mini review: Super Nintendo does it again By Rik Henderson

As soon as the NES Classic Mini was released last year we set our hearts on a follow-up, after all, the Super Nintendo was a better console and the first that really set our hearts a'flutter.That's why the announcement of the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super... Read more

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50
Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50 By Rik Henderson

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64, and the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo download stores are crammed... Read more

Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more
Nintendo SNES Classic Mini: Price, games, stock updates and more By Rik Henderson

After the incredible success of its miniature, remade NES console, Nintendo has released a follow-up; this time based on the much-loved Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES for short.A Nintendo Classic Mini: SNES is now available, having shipped... Read more

Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price
Massive Super Mario Run update coming, drops to half price By Rik Henderson

Nintendo is about to address two of the biggest complaints levelled at Super Mario Run, that it has too few levels and costs too much to unlock the full game.It is releasing a huge update to the game, which will be available from Friday 29 September.... Read more

Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game
Your Nintendo Switch comes with a secret, hidden game By Rik Henderson

Hackers have found a full game lurking in the code of the Nintendo Switch.Flog - an emulated version of NES classic Golf (hence the backwards name) - has been found in am area of the Switch's system software dedicated, they think, to emulation. It suggests... Read more