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Unofficial amiibo Handbook Smashes Kickstarter Goal
Unofficial amiibo Handbook Smashes Kickstarter Goal
From the team behind Switch Player and Ninty Fresh. A work-in-progress look at the upcoming amiibo handbook If you're looking for a physical accompaniment to our ever-growing amiibo database, look no further than this neat little handbook. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Returns To Number One, Surpasses One Million Physical Copies Sold
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Returns To Number One, Surpasses One Million Physical Copies Sold
Another milestone ticked. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 10th April, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has reclaimed that familiar top spot. All games in the top ten saw a drop in sales this week, but New Horizons managed to shuffle up a spot to overtake FIFA 21 this time around.
Unrailed! Is The Next Switch Limited Edition From Super Rare Games
Unrailed! Is The Next Switch Limited Edition From Super Rare Games
Take a look at the goodies included. There are a number of limited run / special edition stores that cater to the physical copy addiction many of us Switch owners share, and one of the more established outlets is Super Rare Games.
Japanese Charts: Monster Hunter Rise Stays Top In A Nintendo-Dominated Top Ten
Japanese Charts: Monster Hunter Rise Stays Top In A Nintendo-Dominated Top Ten
Almost 1.6 million physical copies sold in two weeks. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 4th April, revealing that Monster Hunter Rise is still comfortably leading the pack. The game sold another estimated 277,604 physical copies this week, bringing its two-week total to just under 1.6 million in Japan alone.
Random: A Switch Owner's So Fed Up With Games Lacking Manuals That They Made Their Own
Random: A Switch Owner's So Fed Up With Games Lacking Manuals That They Made Their Own
And it looks amazing. Ah, remember the good old days when video games used to come with proper instruction booklets? The perfect accompaniment to any physical release, and especially useful for the journey home from your local game store as you eagerly await playing it for the first time, manuals used to be a big part of the game purchasing process.
PlayStation 5 enjoys second biggest month so far | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
PlayStation 5 enjoys second biggest month so far | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
March 2021 can't match March 2020, but it was still a strong month for physical game sales
Legend Of Mana's Physical Switch Release Will Include English Language Support
Legend Of Mana's Physical Switch Release Will Include English Language Support
Arriving this June. During Nintendo's Direct presentation earlier this year, it was announced Square Enix would be bringing a "fully remastered" version of Legend of Mana to the Nintendo Switch this June. While there is currently no sign of a physical release here in the west, according to online listings, the Asian region's hard copy of the game will include English language support.
Indie Metroidvania Blasphemous Is Getting The Deluxe Physical Switch Release It Deserves
Indie Metroidvania Blasphemous Is Getting The Deluxe Physical Switch Release It Deserves
Complete with soundtrack, poster and more. Blasphemous, one of the better Metroid/Souls-like experiences you'll find on the Switch eShop, is being treated to a deluxe physical edition thanks to Sold Out. The new release hits retailers on 29th June, with pre-orders set to appear at select stores in the near future.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Remains In Top Ten Despite Being Discontinued
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Remains In Top Ten Despite Being Discontinued
Balan Wonderworld nowhere to be seen. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 3rd April, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has managed to stay in the top ten for another week despite being discontinued by Nintendo. The game was pulled from official Nintendo stores last week, but with a decent number of already-shipped physical copies still sitting in store warehouses, the game has continued to be picked up by fans.
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
That's a lot of Monster Hunting. Monster Hunter Rise already topped the charts in Japan in its opening week - shifting more than 1.3 million physical copies and shipped four million units globally, and now Capcom has revealed its latest milestone. All up - more than five million copies of the latest entry are now out in the wild (this includes physical and digital sales), with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 66 million units as of 31st December 2020, since the original game's debut in 2004. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Limited Run Will Be Publishing Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition On Consoles
Limited Run Will Be Publishing Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition On Consoles
More details to be revealed soon. Back in 2018, there was mention of the Game Boy-inspired adventure Save Me Mr Tako: Tasukete Tako-San getting a physical release if there was enough interest. It's been a bumpy ride since then - with the game even delisted on the eShop, but now, it's bounced back. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Limited Run and Iam8Bit join GI Live: Online
Limited Run and Iam8Bit join GI Live: Online
Physical games and merchandise specialists join our event in two weeks
Surprise, Surprise! Super Mario 3D All-Stars Prices Skyrocket As Scalpers Set Up Shop
Surprise, Surprise! Super Mario 3D All-Stars Prices Skyrocket As Scalpers Set Up Shop
Fancy forking out a few thousand? The Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection is no longer for sale, and sure enough, prices of physical copies are beginning to surge online. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Is Getting A Collector's Edition
Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Is Getting A Collector's Edition
"this is real". FDG Entertainment has announced a "limited special reprint" of the Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom physical edition for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It'll take on the form of the collector's edition contains "all" of the launch edition goodies, a two-disc soundtrack, 64-page composer signature booklet and a cloth map.
Japanese Charts: Huge Debut For Monster Hunter Rise Sends Switch Sales Through The Roof
Japanese Charts: Huge Debut For Monster Hunter Rise Sends Switch Sales Through The Roof
1.3 million physical sales in three days. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th March, revealing that Monster Hunter Rise has had a – ahem – monstrous launch in Nintendo's home region. The game sold a whopping 1,302,132 physical copies in its opening weekend, dominating the charts and leading the pack by a ridiculous margin.
Numskull Games Announces Partnership With Limited Run Games, Starting With Battle Axe
Numskull Games Announces Partnership With Limited Run Games, Starting With Battle Axe
Pinning hopes on a Badge Edition. Numskull Games has established itself as an Indie publisher over recent years, with a particular emphasis on physical retail and special editions.
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Why Digital Games Could Totally Dominate Physical Formats In Just a Few Years
Analysts suggest that, in just six years, digital game sales could entirely dominate the video game market.
Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be online
Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be online
Organisers drop physical event for its 25th year, but an in-person press gathering will be arranged
Limited Run Games Is Releasing A DOOM Classics Collection For Nintendo Switch
Limited Run Games Is Releasing A DOOM Classics Collection For Nintendo Switch
Book your return to Hell on April 2nd. If you've been holding out for a physical copy of the classic DOOM games, you might be interested in reading on... Physical specialist Limited Run Games has announced the DOOM: The Classics Collection is coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
PAX East 2021 Isn't Happening, But PAX Online Returns This Summer
PAX East 2021 Isn't Happening, But PAX Online Returns This Summer
PAX West hopes remain "cautiously optimistic". ReedPop and Penny Arcade have confirmed that PAX East 2021 won't be able to take place this year, but the fun continues thanks to the return of PAX Online. While physical events are still impossible due to the current climate, PAX Online hopes to engage with fans "in new ways", including an Indie Showcase that'll take place between now and the event's start on 15th July.
Mario 3D All-Stars sales soar as mascot's day of execution looms
Mario 3D All-Stars sales soar as mascot's day of execution looms
Nintendo's Super Mario 3D All-Stars has done the company proud in its final full week on shop shelves, with physical sales up 276 per cent week-on-week. It was the second biggest-selling boxed game in the UK last week, behind new release Monster Hunter Rise - which has also done well (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz). Super Mario 3D All-Stars is Nintendo's classic collection of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sees Huge Sales Spike Ahead Of Its Removal From Stores This Week
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Sees Huge Sales Spike Ahead Of Its Removal From Stores This Week
And Monster Hunter Rise goes straight to number one. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 27th March, revealing that Monster Hunter Rise has claimed top spot in its debut week. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Monster Hunter Rise's physical launch sales were "more than twice the size" of those achieved by Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on 3DS, but 43% lower than Monster Hunter: World – although the latter did launch across both PS4 and Xbox One, we shouldn't forget. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Monster Hunter Rise shipped 4m copies in three days
Monster Hunter Rise shipped 4m copies in three days
Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 4m units since launch last Friday, publisher Capcom has said. For comparison, Capcom announced it had shipped 5m copies of Monster Hunter World back in January 2018, though that was released for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom's "shipped" figures (rather than "sold") includes digital copies as well as physical copies sent out to retailers but not yet picked up by punters.
Japanese Charts: Mario's Still On Top As Nintendo's Dominance Continues
Japanese Charts: Mario's Still On Top As Nintendo's Dominance Continues
Switch and Switch Lite see week-on-week boost. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 21st March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is still leading the pack. With another estimated 37,396 physical copies sold, Mario's latest adventure managed to fend off Square Enix's new release, Densha de GO!! Hashirou Yamanote Sen, to snag the top spot.
Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year
Surprise, The 3DS Is Getting Another Physical Release This Year
Andro Dunos 2 already confirmed for Switch release. The 3DS may have turned 10 recently after fading from Nintendo's business strategy, but the console isn't quite ready to die yet, it would seem. French publisher PixelHeart has just announced that Andro Dunos 2 – which is also coming to Switch – is getting a physical release on the 3DS, too. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
My Nintendo Europe Is Giving Away This Super Mario 35 Zipper Pouch - Just Pay Shipping
My Nintendo Europe Is Giving Away This Super Mario 35 Zipper Pouch - Just Pay Shipping
A limited and exclusive item. The European My Nintendo website is at it again, offering fans the chance to pick up another physical treat in exchange for some Platinum Points. This time around, you can pick up a limited-edition Zipper Pouch featuring Super Mario Bros.
There's Another Evercade Console In The Works
There's Another Evercade Console In The Works
Just what is the "Evercade VS"? We've given the Evercade handheld plenty of coverage on this site, mainly because it's a fantastic way to appreciate old games – many of which are former NES and SNES classics. In case you're unfamiliar with the machine, it's a handheld games console that runs physical cartridges rather than downloadable games.
There's Still One Way To Get Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Digital Version After 31st March
There's Still One Way To Get Super Mario 3D All-Stars' Digital Version After 31st March
For a while, at least. Yes, we know it, you know it, everybody probably knows it by now – Super Mario 3D All-Stars is being obliterated by the Nintendo gods on 31st March. On that day, physical versions of the game will be removed from all official Nintendo outlets, and the digital version will also be pulled from the eShop.
Monster Harvest, A Pokémon-Meets-Stardew Valley Game, Is Ploughing Its Way Toward Switch
Monster Harvest, A Pokémon-Meets-Stardew Valley Game, Is Ploughing Its Way Toward Switch
Harvest Moon-ster. How many more ways can we invent to say that a game is coming to Switch with a cute play-on-words that references the game's genre? The answer may surprise you. Anyway, Monster Harvest (not to be confused with Monster Hunter, Monster Rancher, or Harvest Moon) is coming to the Switch on the 13th May, with a physical release launching on the 4th of June in Europe, and the 8th of June in the US. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One On Its Anniversary
And Hades secures a top ten debut! UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th March, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has clawed its way back to number one. Nintendo's record-breaking life sim turned one year old on Saturday, with a renewed social media buzz and shiny new content likely doing its part to woo new players.
Contest: Win this Evil Genius 2 limited edition statue
Contest: Win this Evil Genius 2 limited edition statue
In today’s contest you can win this limited Maximilian statue from Evil Genius 2! Man, we’re really killing it this week with physical prizes! Artbooks, consoles, phones — what could we do next? How’s about this limited Max statue from Evil Genius 2? The full release is right around the corner, so let’s get some hype going by giving away this cool little figure! Evil Genius 2: World Domination Check out some info on the game! Evil Genius 2: World Domination is the fully-fledged sequel to the 2004 classic.
Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Gets Physical Release
Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Gets Physical Release
You will have to supply your own tissues, for all the weeping. We imagine that most people with brothers would probably class their relationship with them as "kinda punchy, a little mean, but generally loving".
Gamescom goes hybrid because "it's worth still trying to make it possible"
Gamescom goes hybrid because "it's worth still trying to make it possible"
Co-organiser Felix Falk explains why the world's biggest games show is pushing forward with a physical event
Gamescom returns this year as both a physical and digital event
Gamescom returns this year as both a physical and digital event
The "hybrid" show will take place in August
Sonic The Hedgehog's Getting Its Own Physical Card Game
Sonic The Hedgehog's Getting Its Own Physical Card Game
"Sonic’s the name, and speed is the game". Just in case Sonic's games, movies, merch, and official blue curry weren't quite enough for you, it's now been revealed that he's getting a card game, too. Currently in the works at Steamforged Games, a UK company that creates and sells a variety of card and board games based on popular video game franchises, the new Sonic card game is called...
Blue Fire's Getting A Switch Physical Release This June
Blue Fire's Getting A Switch Physical Release This June
I see fire. It's been a month since Blue Fire landed on Switch.
Japanese Charts: Another Perfect Week For Nintendo Sees Super Mario 3D World On Top
Japanese Charts: Another Perfect Week For Nintendo Sees Super Mario 3D World On Top
A-Train All Aboard! scores top ten debut. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 14th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is still top of the pile. The title continued its winning ways with another estimated 41,734 physical sales this week, down by roughly 12,000 from the previous week.
Ape Out Is Getting A Fittingly Stylish Physical Edition On Switch
Ape Out Is Getting A Fittingly Stylish Physical Edition On Switch
Pre-orders go live today. Devolver Digital's super stylish beat 'em up, Ape Out, is being treated to a lovely physical release on Nintendo Switch. Limited to just 3,000 copies, the release is going up for pre-order later today over on Special Reserve Games' website.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World Knocked Out Of First Place For The First Time Since Launch
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World Knocked Out Of First Place For The First Time Since Launch
But it's another solid week for Nintendo. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 13th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has lost out on top spot for the first time since its launch in mid-February. Mario's latest adventure has had to settle for second place this time around, as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales swings into first.
PS5 and Switch sales spike in February | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
PS5 and Switch sales spike in February | UK Monthly Boxed Charts
New PlayStation stock and Super Mario drives the physical games market last month
No More Heroes 1 & 2 Physical Releases Announced For Switch, Pre-Orders Are Now Live
No More Heroes 1 & 2 Physical Releases Announced For Switch, Pre-Orders Are Now Live
"Travis Touchdown gets physical". Update : Limited Run pre-orders for the physical editions of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle are now live.
Very Very Valet, The Couch Co-Op Car-Parker, Gets Physical On Switch This May
Very Very Valet, The Couch Co-Op Car-Parker, Gets Physical On Switch This May
That's a great idea - I'd love to park. If you like a little co-operative couch play as much as we do (get your minds out of the gutter, people — we're talking about the fine selection of couch co-op games on Switch, of course), then you may well already have your eye on Very Very Valet, a chaotic multiplayer game pitched as Overcooked but with car-parking instead of cooking. Nighthawk Interactive and developer Toyful Games have revealed a physical version of the game in the new trailer above, and it's going to be hitting store shelves on 29th May — it's up for pre-order right now at all the big US retailers.
So, What's Happened To Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time's Physical Version In Europe?
So, What's Happened To Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time's Physical Version In Europe?
Switch release is MIA. Today sees the launch of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time on Nintendo Switch, the latest entry in Activision and Toys for Bob's popular platforming series, yet the physical version of the game hasn't materialised in stores across Europe. The new release has launched as expected in North America and Australia, with physical copies readily available at stores and online, but fans in Europe seem to have been left in the cold.
GameStop's meme stock rallies don't fix its decline | Opinion
GameStop's meme stock rallies don't fix its decline | Opinion
GameStop's stock market drama masks the fact that the realities of being a physical retailer in a digital market haven't changed
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Returns To Number One As Nintendo Dominates Proceedings
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Returns To Number One As Nintendo Dominates Proceedings
Entire top ten and best-selling hardware secured. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 7th March, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has returned to the top of the pile. Nintendo's mega Mario rerelease sold another 53,603 physical copies this week to get that top spot, knocking last week's debut number one, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, down into second place.
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Bounces Back As March 31st Withdrawal Looms
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Bounces Back As March 31st Withdrawal Looms
Other Switch titles rise up the chart, too. Last week saw some key Switch titles slump slightly in the UK charts, but fast forward seven days and things are looking a little more encouraging, despite the absence of any new major physical releases. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury holds onto the top spot, despite shedding almost 20% of its sales compared to last week.
Review: Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX + - A Slightly Disappointing Port Of A Modern Arcade Classic
Review: Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX + - A Slightly Disappointing Port Of A Modern Arcade Classic
The Life Aquatic. Editor's note: G-Darius HD and Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX + are currently available individually on the Japanese Switch eShop, but are also part of the Darius Cozmic Revelation physical package.
No More Heroes 1 & 2 Physical Releases Announced For Switch, Pre-Orders Open Next Week
No More Heroes 1 & 2 Physical Releases Announced For Switch, Pre-Orders Open Next Week
"Travis Touchdown gets physical". Before Travis Touchdown returns in No More Heroes III, you might be interested in adding the first two games to your Switch collection in physical form. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Japanese Charts: Story Of Seasons And Bravely Default Leap Ahead Of Super Mario 3D World
Japanese Charts: Story Of Seasons And Bravely Default Leap Ahead Of Super Mario 3D World
Two brand new entries hit the ground running. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has been knocked out of first place in its third week on sale. Instead, the coveted number one spot has been gobbled up by Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town this time around, which managed to shift over 200,000 physical copies in its opening weekend.
SaGa Frontier Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Asia, With English Language Support
SaGa Frontier Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Asia, With English Language Support
Launches alongside the digital edition on April 15th. Collecting physical editions of games can be a tricky business.
Review: G-Darius HD - A True Shmup Legend Reimagined For The High-Def Era
Review: G-Darius HD - A True Shmup Legend Reimagined For The High-Def Era
Gz and Hustlas. Editor's note: G-Darius HD and Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX + are currently available individually on the Japanese Switch eShop, but are also part of the Darius Cozmic Revelation physical package.
French games market reaches record high of €5.3bn | France Annual Report
French games market reaches record high of €5.3bn | France Annual Report
27.5 million games across physical and digital were sold in France in 2020, alongside 2.3 million consoles
Limited Run Games Is Republishing Two Natsume Game Boy Games This Year
Limited Run Games Is Republishing Two Natsume Game Boy Games This Year
Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut also gets a physical edition on Switch. Of all the strange things to happen this last year, we didn't count on a Game Boy resurgence. Between Twitter's Pokémon Red playthrough, horror game Deadeus and Kickstarter project The Shapeshifter, dedicated fans have kept the beloved handheld alive.
The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Will Come To Switch This Summer
The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Will Come To Switch This Summer
Including a physical release. The final chapter in The Binding of Isaac saga is almost here, and it's getting a physical release on Switch.
E3 2021's Live Show Has Been Cancelled According To LA Tourism Documents
E3 2021's Live Show Has Been Cancelled According To LA Tourism Documents
Shocking nobody, it seems there won’t be a big, physical live E3 event this year in Los Angeles.
Tormented Souls Still Coming To Switch Despite Cancellation Of PS4 And Xbox One Versions
Tormented Souls Still Coming To Switch Despite Cancellation Of PS4 And Xbox One Versions
Horror title is getting a physical release, too. We received news back in August that Tormented Souls would come to Switch.
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Stays Top As Switch Takes Entire Top Ten
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Stays Top As Switch Takes Entire Top Ten
Another impressive week. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 21st February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has stayed on top for a second consecutive week. The game shifted another 97,955 physical copies during its second week on sale, keeping Momotaro Dentetsu – a title which had previously dominated the charts for several months – in second spot. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Hades Gets Physical Release, Plus Soundtrack Download And Art Book, Available To Pre-Order Now
Hades Gets Physical Release, Plus Soundtrack Download And Art Book, Available To Pre-Order Now
Please don't lick the Zagreus game card. Update: 23rd Feb 2021 - UK pre-orders are open now. Well, we were hoping for Zagreus in Smash, but we can settle for Zagreus on our shelf instead. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Fends Off FIFA To Stay Top For A Second Week
UK Charts: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Fends Off FIFA To Stay Top For A Second Week
Animal Crossing drops to fourth. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has managed to stay on top for a second consecutive week. The new Switch release continues to fend off the likes of FIFA 21 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, with Nintendo's console accounting for half of the top ten games in the software rankings this week.
Try Not To Be Jealous, But Japan Is Getting An Exclusive Physical Edition Of Legend Of Mana
Try Not To Be Jealous, But Japan Is Getting An Exclusive Physical Edition Of Legend Of Mana
Square Enix's latest remaster launches on June 24th. When it comes to their remasters, Square Enix hasn't give them much physical love on Switch.
Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters Are Back In Physical Form, And They Look Amazing
Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters Are Back In Physical Form, And They Look Amazing
Update: We go hands-on. Update #2: We were lucky enough to get a pre-release sample of Retro-Bit's gorgeous Toaplan collection, and we have to say, it's pretty impressive stuff. Not only does this collection come with proper packaging – including instructions and reversible sleeve artwork – it also features neat little extras like stickers and a special interview with former Toaplan staffer Masahiro Yuge. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
World's End Club Gets Physical Editions With Goodies From The Game
World's End Club Gets Physical Editions With Goodies From The Game
Art books, soundtracks, enamel pins and more. Announced on the Nintendo Direct last night, World's End Club is an intriguing prospect for fans of Danganronpa and Zero Escape, and not just because the team behind it worked on those games in the past. Although we don't have a lot of info on the upcoming game, we know it's about a group of 12-year-olds called the Go-Getters Club, who get trapped in a strange underwater theme park and are forced to play for their survival in a "Fate Game" by a sadistic clown.
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Goes Straight To Number One, Finally Dethroning Momotaro Dentetsu
Japanese Charts: Super Mario 3D World Goes Straight To Number One, Finally Dethroning Momotaro Dentetsu
A superb opening weekend for Mario. Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 14th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has debuted at number one. The Switch re-release sold an estimated 250,000 physical copies in Japan during its opening weekend to secure the position, comfortably finding itself ahead of Momotaro Dentetsu – a game which had previously spent a whopping 12 weeks at the top. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Hades Will Get Physical Release On Switch March 19
Hades Will Get Physical Release On Switch March 19
The release will include a code for the soundtrack and a 32-page character compendium.
Hades Gets Physical Release, Plus Soundtrack Download And Art Book, Available Next Month
Hades Gets Physical Release, Plus Soundtrack Download And Art Book, Available Next Month
Please don't lick the Zagreus game card. Well, we were hoping for Zagreus in Smash, but we can settle for Zagreus on our shelf instead. The GOTY of many, Hades, is getting a physical release, which comes with a download code for the fantastic Darren Korb soundtrack and a big book of game art. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Irem's SNES Brawler Undercover Cops Is Getting A New Physical Release
Irem's SNES Brawler Undercover Cops Is Getting A New Physical Release
And it comes with loads of goodies, too. One of Irem's 1990s classics is getting a fresh physical release this year, thanks to American company Retro-Bit. Undercover Cops originally launched in arcades in 1992, and built upon the legacy of Kung-Fu Master, which Irem had released way back in 1984. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 Is Getting A Limited Run Physical Release
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 Is Getting A Limited Run Physical Release
Pre-orders open later this month. If you've been holding out for a physical release of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, you're in luck. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Lonely Mountains: Downhill Is Getting A Physical Edition On Switch
Lonely Mountains: Downhill Is Getting A Physical Edition On Switch
And it goes on sale next week. Thanks to a new partnership deal with Megagon Industries and Thunderful Games, Super Rare Games has announced that it'll be launching a physical edition of Lonely Mountains: Downhill on Nintendo Switch. As is normally the case, this physical release will be a limited affair with just 5,000 copies being printed in total.
Numskull Games Is Bringing RICO London To Switch, Along With Four Other Physical Releases
Numskull Games Is Bringing RICO London To Switch, Along With Four Other Physical Releases
Battle Axe! Brigandine! Bladed Fury! Numskull Games is making a name for itself lately in physical games publishing.
To The Moon Gets Physical Version On Switch Ahead Of Sequel's Summer Release
To The Moon Gets Physical Version On Switch Ahead Of Sequel's Summer Release
Dream a little dream of me. To The Moon has no tagline, but we would like to formally propose - ten years after its initial release - that they go with "Lie Down, Try Not To Cry, Cry A Lot".
Report says ESA focussing on three-day all-digital E3 event in 2021
Report says ESA focussing on three-day all-digital E3 event in 2021
Despite the ESA's best efforts to forge ahead with E3 2020 in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, last year's physical show was ultimately cancelled - and plans for an alternate online event, originally scheduled for June, were eventually abandoned in favour of a "reimagined" show this year.
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Stays Top With Mario Kart And Ring Fit Adventure Close Behind
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Stays Top With Mario Kart And Ring Fit Adventure Close Behind
Another solid week for Nintendo. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 6th February, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to stay on top. Enjoying a return to form following a single-week drop down the pecking order last month, New Horizons managed to fend off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for this week's honours.
Pre-Order Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town And Get A Buffalo Costume
Pre-Order Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town And Get A Buffalo Costume
Your moove, Harvest Moon. Following on from the announcement that physical pre-orders of the game will get a Buffy the Buffalo plush, XSEED has added another boon on for potential fans of the upcoming Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town: a Buffalo costume.
Apex Legends
Apex Legends "Champion Edition" Physical Release Confirmed
Just don't expect a game card. Respawn Entertainment and EA have now confirmed Apex Legends is coming to the Switch next month on 9th March. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One In A Solid Week For Nintendo
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Returns To Number One In A Solid Week For Nintendo
Switch games make up half of top ten. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 30th January, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has returned to its favoured top spot after a single week away. The game lost out to Hitman 3 last week, which went straight to number one upon launch, but normal service has now resumed with Nintendo taking first and second places.
R-Type Final 2 Secures April Release In Japan And The US, Physical Editions Detailed
R-Type Final 2 Secures April Release In Japan And The US, Physical Editions Detailed
Update: Pre-orders now open. Update: NIS America has just confirmed that the game will launch in the US on April 30th. It will ship in two physical variants.
Iam8bit, Moon Studios and Skybound Games raise $58,000 for Rainforest Trust
Iam8bit, Moon Studios and Skybound Games raise $58,000 for Rainforest Trust
For a few days in December, all the proceeds from the Switch physical editions of Ori went to Rainforest Trust
Dispatch Games Promises
Dispatch Games Promises "A New Day" After Months Of Silence
A new statement for disgruntled customers. Last March we ran a feature speaking to customers of Dispatch Games (the western publisher of titles such as Psyvariar Delta and Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase) who were tired of delays and total radio silence from the company regarding the whereabouts of physical pre-orders. At the time, fans had been waiting months for information on where their orders for physical versions of games such as Radirgy Swag and Jaleco's classic Game Tengoku: CruisinMix Special had gotten to, yet their questions went unanswered by email or Dispatch's social media channels.
R-Type Final 2 Secures April Launch In Japan, And It's Getting A Physical Release
R-Type Final 2 Secures April Launch In Japan, And It's Getting A Physical Release
Western release date still set for "Spring 2021". It's been nearly two decades since R-Type Final first released.
Afterparty, From The Studio That Made Oxenfree, Gets Physical Switch Release
Afterparty, From The Studio That Made Oxenfree, Gets Physical Switch Release
Drink Satan under the table to escape Hell. Do the folks at Limited Run Games ever take a break? Just days after their massively successful release of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game, the publisher has announced a physical release of Afterparty, the narrative game (by Oxenfree creators, Night School) that's all about drinking your way out of Hell.
Feature: Hands-On With Momotaro Dentetsu, The Switch Game That's Beating Zelda And Animal Crossing In Japan
Feature: Hands-On With Momotaro Dentetsu, The Switch Game That's Beating Zelda And Animal Crossing In Japan
All aboard with the chart-topping hit. This digital board game's only been out a few months, and yet in that short period of time, Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! has utterly dominated the Japanese charts and sold over 2 million copies (digital and physical sales combined).
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dethroned After Three Consecutive Weeks On Top
UK Charts: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dethroned After Three Consecutive Weeks On Top
But it's still another great week for Switch. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 23rd January, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has finally been knocked off the top spot after three weeks leading the pack. The Switch exclusive has lost out to Square Enix's new release, Hitman 3, which incidentally sold best on PS5.
Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World Gets A New Trailer And Fresh Details
Wonder Boy - Asha in Monster World Gets A New Trailer And Fresh Details
Physical edition exclusively contains the original Monster World IV too. Wonder Boy's been getting a lot of love in recent years.
Cyberpunk 2077 Players Are Reportedly Getting to Keep the Game Even After Refunds
Cyberpunk 2077 Players Are Reportedly Getting to Keep the Game Even After Refunds
This applies to both physical and digital purchasers, apparently.
There Are No Plans Right Now For A Cyber Shadow Physical Release
There Are No Plans Right Now For A Cyber Shadow Physical Release
Dev thinks it would be awesome, but needs some rest. Next week sees the arrival of the new 8-bit ninja platformer Cyber Shadow on the Nintendo Switch eShop. If you were planning on holding out for a physical copy, it seems you might be waiting a while.
Physical Version Of Kingdoms of Amalur For Switch Includes The
Physical Version Of Kingdoms of Amalur For Switch Includes The "Full Game" On Cartridge
Launching this March. Earlier this week, THQ announced it would be bringing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning to the Nintendo Switch. While we know the hit RPG will include three DLCs - The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles, the official game account on Twitter has now further clarified things.
Feature: Limited Run Games On The Process of Bringing Scott Pilgrim To Physical Shelves
Feature: Limited Run Games On The Process of Bringing Scott Pilgrim To Physical Shelves
"It has been requested on an almost daily basis". Fans of the Scott Pilgrim series far and wide have been begging the series creator, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Ubisoft, Oni Press, and physical game publishers like Limited Run Games to release a physical edition of Scott Pilgrim vs.
FIFA 21 Was Europe's Best-Selling Boxed Game Of 2020, Nintendo Games Grab Second And Third
FIFA 21 Was Europe's Best-Selling Boxed Game Of 2020, Nintendo Games Grab Second And Third
And you can probably guess which ones. The latest entry in EA's annual footy simulator series, FIFA 21, was the best-selling physical game across Europe in 2020. The news comes from a new report from GfK Entertainment (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz) which tracks physical sales data across a number of European countries including the likes of Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, and the UK.
Random: Dedicated Fan Creates Instruction Booklet For Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Random: Dedicated Fan Creates Instruction Booklet For Fire Emblem: Three Houses
One for each house. We've said it before and we'll say it again: it's a damn shame that physical copies of games rarely come with instruction booklets these days.
Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition Adds Four Expansion Packs In New Physical Release
Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition Adds Four Expansion Packs In New Physical Release
It's definitely Jumbo alright. SEGA and Two Point Studios have announced Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition for Nintendo Switch, a new, enhanced edition of the original game that'll be available at retail. The new bundle includes the base game, four expansions, and two items packs, offering a total of 27 hospitals, 189 illnesses, and lots of items to place in your hospitals.
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Stays On Top In A Week Dominated By Nintendo
UK Charts: Animal Crossing Stays On Top In A Week Dominated By Nintendo
Switch exclusives make up six of the top ten. UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 16th January, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the very top of the pile. The game is now enjoying its third consecutive week at number one in the UK as Switch owners across the country jump in for the very first time.
Scott Pilgrim physical edition sells 45,000 copies in three days
Scott Pilgrim physical edition sells 45,000 copies in three days
Limited Run Games' re-release of the Ubisoft title sold 25,000 physical units on Switch in just three hours
Pikmin 3 Deluxe sales grow to series' best in Japan
Pikmin 3 Deluxe sales grow to series' best in Japan
Pikmin 3 Deluxe has finally become the series' best-selling game in Japan, in terms of physical copies sold.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Officially The Best-Selling Entry In The Series In Japan
Beating the original game. Pikmin has never been one of Nintendo's major franchises in terms of units sold, but it's nice to know that the most recent entry – Pikmin 3 Deluxe – has found some degree of commercial success in Japan. Total physical sales of the game – which is an update of the Wii U original – in Nintendo's homeland now stand at 513,225 copies, which means the Switch title has out-sold the original GameCube Pikmin, which achieved 502,996 sales during its entire lifespan but was later re-issued on the Wii. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World : The Game Complete Edition Sells 25,000 Physical Units on Switch
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World : The Game Complete Edition Sells 25,000 Physical Units on Switch
It achieved this feat in less than 3 hours, according to Limited Run Games.
Scott Pilgrim For Switch Becomes Limited Run's
Scott Pilgrim For Switch Becomes Limited Run's "Biggest" Physical Release Ever
25,000 copies sold in less than 3 hours. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game arrived on the Nintendo Switch this week and for the first time ever a physical version of the game was released.