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2018-08-17T03:11:16.735Z
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Quickly now.

Complete Timed Trials is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite.

Beat it and you'll earn Battle Stars that will help boost you up the tiers for those sweet Season 5 exclusive rewards.

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"Definitive version".

Following the recent rumours surrounding a Diablo III release on Switch, Blizzard Entertainment has now confirmed that Diablo III Eternal Collection is making its way to the console this autumn.

This definitive version of the game will include all the features and content from every expansion and update, as well as bonus items exclusive to Nintendo Switch. This means that players will have access to the game's seven powerful character classes, its five-act campaign and Adventure Mode, as well as the Reaper of Souls expansion, and the Rise of the Necromancer pack.

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When life takes a very strange turn...

Krillbite Studio, along with publisher Raw Fury, has revealed that a brand new game is currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. Named Mosaic, the title will arrive in "summer 2019".

Mosaic is a mysterious narrative game in which you follow the repetitive and lonely life of an average commuter. The trailer above shows this commuter, living his day-to-day life when, suddenly, some extremely strange things start to happen. "Mysterious" is certainly the right word for it, and we're intrigued to see where the game goes from here.

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Get back behind the wheel.

Microïds has revealed that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - a sequel to the racer which sped onto Switch towards the end of last year - is also destined for Nintendo's hybrid console.

This new entry to the series will have you racing along on more than 1800 miles (almost 3000km) of roads on mountainsides, through nature parks, in the middle of the desert, and along the coast. Featuring more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges, the game will allow to go behind the wheel of more than 50 licensed cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers, such as the Porsche 718 Boxster, 918 Spyder, 911 GT2RS, Dodge Viper, Lotus 3-Eleven or McLaren 720s.

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Bigger & better.

Grab yourself a Battle Pass in Fortnite and you can take on a bunch of Weekly Challenges that not only give you a perfect excuse to play, but provide you with the best rewards.

There are free and upgraded (premium) versions of the Battle Pass in Season 5. The free version offers you just three challenges, while you'll have to pay the typical 950 V-Bucks to unlock the remaining four. That's approximately £7.99 / $9.99.

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Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes, The Walking Dead and some fruity racing!

The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy!

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All-Star Fruit Racing (PQube, Tue 21st August, $39.99) All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action: drift through looping bends, soar over monumental jumps and defy gravity itself around tubular tracks in an explosively colorful racer bursting with championships, modes and awe-inspiring sights! Read our All-Star Fruit Racing review.

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With a wonderful tweet.

Play-Asia has teased an upcoming Nintendo Switch game through its eastasiasoft publishing arm, noting that we'll find out exactly what's in store in just seven days time.

The announcement came in the form of a creative, and typically cute, tweet, as seen below. We've no idea what type of game we'll see from the studio, but this cat(?) definitely has us both intrigued, and finding ourselves looking at a mirror image of our usual behaviour.

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Blink and you’ll miss it.

Upon firing up Manual Samuel – a game which released on other platforms back in 2016 – you’re immediately informed by the cod-British narrator that Sam is a total brat. An ultra-privileged upbringing has created a man with zero empathy who lacks the most basic social graces. His douchebaggery leads to a concussion that disrupts control of his locomotive faculties; pushing ‘ZR’ and ‘ZL’ in turn operates his legs and gets him walking, but his lack of coordination soon lands him very literally on Death’s doorstep.

Death – a wannabe-skater obsessed with landing a kickflip – proposes a deal: if Sam can survive 24 hours with a handicap of Death’s choosing, he’ll be permanently resurrected. If not, the reaper will skim Sam’s ‘shreds of life’ (Hell’s most valuable currency) into his personal savings. Back in the mortal realm, Sam must survive a normal working day by performing automatic bodily functions manually. In addition to each leg, this includes hand movements (‘L’ and ‘R’), inhaling and exhaling (‘Y’ and ‘A’ respectively) and blinking (‘B’). His spine has a tendency to give out, too, and hitting ‘Up’ on the D-buttons or, alternatively, flicking the Joy-Con upwards gets him back upright.

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All the old favourites.

Earlier this month, we shared the progress of Marcel J. de Haan's 'Snack Pack' - a fan-made portable TV that had been fully customised to play a whole host of NES, SNES, and Sega titles. Since then, more images have been shared online, showing the final result in a little more detail; as you wonderful bunch seemed to fall in love with the design last time around, we thought we'd share these, too.

First up, we have the Snack Pack's 'Nintendo World' channel, which can now play NES, SNES, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games.

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And there's a gorgeous trailer, too.

Indie publisher indienova has announced that its upcoming puzzle game Flood of Light will be available on Nintendo Switch on 23rd August.

Flood of Light is a rather melancholic-looking puzzle game with an intriguing art style and original soundtrack. The trailer above should hopefully give you a sense of what to expect, but the basic premise is that you control a mysterious girl who arrives in a city completely flooded with water. Luckily, this girl possesses the ability to control light, which doubles up as your tool to solve various puzzles, gradually making the water go back and ultimately saving the city. 

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Attack the block.

Ever wondered what would happen if gaming grandaddy Tetris decided it didn’t want to spend the rest of its days dropping blocky shapes down an endless chute? Where would it go next? Try its hand as a first-person shooter perhaps? No, too predictable. A fighting game cameo? No, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already reached full capacity.

Okay, let’s not stray too far from the game design nest. How about a puzzle title with some platforming elements thrown in for good measure? Maybe turn those falling shapes into blocks that can transform at will, bridging gaps and making seemingly inaccessible areas... well, accessible. That’s the basic premise of Tetra’s Escape, the next game from one-person French developer, ABX Game Studios.

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"Her 'bangs' were too small".

If you're a die-hard fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator films, or even just classic arcade shooters, you may well have picked up a copy of Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy. Also released on SNES, this was an official tie-in to the movie of the same name, but the developers faced a rather comical issue during development.

An interview from a - now pretty old - issue of gamesTM magazine has resurfaced online thanks to Twitter user @Matt_Paprocki, revealing the strange licencing problem. Conducted by Graeme Mason, this interview was held with Terminator 2 developer Jas Austin, who went into detail about the issues faced when dealing with the film company. It turns out that official imagery of Arnie caused a bit of trouble, but Linda Hamilton's character, Sarah Conner, was far more problematic due to an issue with her 'bangs'.

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More Battle Royale goodness.

Some fresh details have been shared for Crazy Justice, the latest Battle Royale title aiming to challenge Fortnite for supremacy on Switch, and they definitely sound most welcome.

The news comes from an updated FAQ list on developer Black Riddle Studio's website, in which various little nuggets of information are shared. First up is confirmation that the game will receive "Splatoon-style motion controls" - a feature that is heavily adored by a small army of Switch fans. Of course, Fortnite's motion controls have left quite a lot to be desired since they were first introduced, so this could be one area where Crazy Justice stands on top.

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Dicing with Death, one step at a time.

With an interesting combination of slapstick humour and dark themes, hilariously bonkers animated adventure Manual Samuel releases on Nintendo Switch today, 16th August. 

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A tough nut to crack.

Red’s Kingdom is one of those games that, despite being released on iOS devices originally, really does lend itself to the Switch’s slightly beefier portable setup. Almost everything about this puzzle adventure appears to have been designed for portable play, but the package is strong and well polished enough to make the jump to a dedicated system.

The game’s predictable and light story sees the titular Red have his collection of nuts stolen by the region’s baddie, Mad King Mac. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, the evil genius took Red’s father, too, but our squirrel protagonist doesn’t seem too concerned about this additional issue. In fact, during the sporadic cutscenes, Red seems to make a point of comically reminding himself that he should probably be concerned about his father and the Kingdom, when in reality, he just wants his precious nuts back.

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Mounting evidence.

Rumours of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch have been flying about for some time now. Earlier this year in February, Blizzard tweeted a Diablo-themed night light being 'switched' on and off. Blizzard at the time denied the game's existence and said it wasn't that clever. Now, according to a number of sites including The Verge and Kotaku, the third Diablo will, in fact, be released on the Switch later this year. The news stems from an alleged leak on Forbes which was then posted on Reddit.  

The Switch version of the game will supposedly be released as the Diablo III: Eternal Collection for $59.99, and will include the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions. All existing updates Blizzard has released for the game since it was launched are said to be included, and there will even be exclusive Legend of Zelda content in the form of a Ganondorf armour set, Tri-Force portrait frame and a Cucco pet that will follow your hero around.

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Pledge your support.

New York-based developers Muse Games have today unveiled Hamsterdam, a brawling "hamster-fu" beat ‘em up designed for Nintendo Switch.

The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam - a strange, alternate Amsterdam that is populated by Hamsters - is in grave danger, with the vile chinchilla Marlo and his Rodent Gang wreaking havoc and terrorising the local rodent residents. You'll be playing as the hamster hero, Pimm, who must harness his mightiest martial arts powers and kick some tail through district after district, all on a  journey to take down the Rodent Gang, save his grandfather, and restore peace to the town.

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With two games included.

Nintendo has revealed a brand new Nintendo Switch bundle featuring two games in one handy package, coming exclusively to Walmart in the US.

Mario Tennis Aces seems to be the star of the show, dominating the box cover, but 1-2-Switch is also finally included to add to the multiplayer appeal. The Switch comes with the Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con, and will become available starting next month on the 5th September.

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Try it out for yourself.

With Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate's western Switch release date rapidly approaching, Capcom has announced that it will be offering a free demo for those eager enough to get stuck into the action early. The best news? It's available tomorrow.

No extra details were shared about the demo - such as all of the lovely things you'll be able to get up to - but if it's anything like the Japanese version you'll get access to 14 different weapons, three fighting styles, and three monsters to challenge.

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For real this time.

The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive have announced that Gone Home, a critically acclaimed interactive adventure, will be released on Switch next week.

If you're unfamiliar with the name, Gone Home is a first-person exploration adventure set in 1995. Taking the role of Katie, players simply explore their surroundings, with no clear goals or pathways presented at any time. Events unfold in a house in rural Oregon, full of interesting and everyday objects for you to examine. As you do so, you unlock a series of journal entries that help you to figure out the recent events that took place there.

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