The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's first real attempt at a hybrid console, releasing worldwide on March 3, 2017. While Nintendo had previously attempted to design a console that could be played differently both at home and on the go with the Virtual Boy, the Switch has a number of key features that make this concept actually work.

There are two main configurations for the Switch: docked and handheld. The former is mainly for TV use, having you slot the screen portion of the console into a proprietary dock to supply power and improve cooling. Handheld meanwhile allows you to play on the go, either with two mini controllers (Joy-Cons) attached, or with the just the screen section and external controllers.

The Joy-Cons each feature "HD rumble" — haptic feedback that can emulate certain sensations — and motion controls. Motion controls in particular were a way to recapture some of the success of the Wii, though the input method ended up being used more sparingly by developers.

As of 2022, the Nintendo Switch is Nintendo's best selling home console of all time, though it still lags behind their most successful handheld, the Nintendo DS.

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Blue Guardians

Chinese Ace Combat Knockoff "Blue Guardians" Coming to Nintendo Switch

Today Ugamehome opened pre-registration in Japan for an upcoming Nintendo Switch game titled Ranten Eishi: Blue Guardians.  The title simply means "Guardians of the Blue Sky" in Japanese, and the…

May 29, 2023 | 02:15 EDT

Next Witcher Game - Project Polaris

CD Projekt Firmly Debunks Acquisition Rumors; 220 Developers Working on New The Witcher Game

Today CD Projekt hosted its Q1 2023 financial conference call, and the company's executives answered questions by investors and analysts on the business of the developer mostly known for The Witcher…

May 29, 2023 | 12:36 EDT

Witcher Franchise 75 million copies sold

The Witcher 3 Has Sold Over 50 Million Copies; Cyberpunk 2077 Expansion Will Appear at Summer Game Fest Play Days

Today CD Projekt announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2023, alongside relevant sales milestones for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the franchise as a whole.  We learn that The…

May 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

 Anonymous;Code Cross & Wind

Science Adventure Visual Novel Anonymous;Code Gets Character Trailer Showing Cross & Wind

Today Spike Chunsoft released the second character trailer of the Western localization of Mages' visual novel Anonymous;Code.  The trailer focuses on introducing two of the characters that we'll…

May 27, 2023 | 10:08 EDT

Dragon Quest Monsters 25th Anniversary Art

New Dragon Quest Monsters Game for Nintendo Switch Teased by Square Enix

This year Square Enix will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dragon Quest Monsters spin-off series and it just teased a new game.  According to the tease, that came at the end of a brief trailer…

May 26, 2023 | 11:18 EDT

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai

Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Gets Release Date & Xbox Series X|S Version

Today Square Enix announced the worldwide release date of its upcoming action JRPG Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai.  The game will release for PS5, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and…

May 26, 2023 | 09:40 EDT

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Front Mission 2: Remake for Nintendo Switch Delayed to Q3 2023

Today Forever Entertainment announced a delay of its upcoming remake of Square Enix's mecha game Front Mission 2.  The game was supposed to release for Nintendo Switch on June 12, but looks like the…

May 26, 2023 | 01:34 EDT

Minecraft Trails & Tales Update Key Art

Minecraft Trails & Tales Update Gets Release Date & Details

Today Microsoft and Mojang announced the official release date of the upcoming "Trails & Tales" update for the massively popular sandbox game Minecraft.  Originally announced only as version 1.…

May 26, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Karja from Ys X: Nordics

Ys X: Nordics Gets Gameplay Trailer & Japanese Release Date; New Characters Revealed

Today Nihon Falcom shared the Japanese release date, a new trailer, and new details about the upcoming action JRPG Ys X: Nordics.  The game will release in Japan on September 28, 2023, for PS5, PS4…

May 26, 2023 | 01:41 EDT

Daemon X Machina: Titanic Scion

Daemon X Machina: Titanic Scion, Rune Factory 6, New IPs, & More Announced by Marvelous

Today Marvelous Entertainment hosted its Game Showcase 2023, providing plenty of news about the upcoming lineup of titles from the Japanese developer.  The showcase, which was announced a few days…

May 25, 2023 | 06:35 EDT

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin

Watch All the Reveals of Warhammer Skulls - Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin, 40K Space Marine, & More

Today Games Workshop hosted its Warhammer Skulls Showcase, focusing on news about video games dedicated to its popular tabletop franchises. Below you can check out all the trailers and reveals. Do…

May 25, 2023 | 01:29 EDT

The key art for Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire, a classic JRPG-inspired game from PQube and Octeto Studios

Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire Is A New RPG With Serious Skies Of Arcadia Vibes

Since Sega doesn't seem to want to do much with the Skies of Arcadia IP, it falls to indie developers to carry the torch. That's exactly what PQube and Octeto are doing with Sky Oceans: Wings for…

May 25, 2023 | 09:19 EDT

Artwork of the characters in Disgaea 7

Disgaea 7 Release Date Announced For October, New Story Trailer Unveiled

NIS America has announced the Disgaea 7 release date. The offbeat strategy RPG is heading to PC and consoles on October 3rd, and to mark the occasion, a new story trailer has also been released to…

May 25, 2023 | 09:03 EDT

Hyperdimension Neptunia: GameMaker R:Evolution Key Art

Hyperdimension Neptunia: GameMaker R:Evolution Gets New Trailer Featuring Opening Cutscene & Song

Today Compile Heart released a new trailer of the recently-announced Hyperdimension Neptunia spin-off JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia: GameMaker R:Evolution. The trailer focuses on the opening cutscene…

May 24, 2023 | 11:38 EDT

PlayStation Showcase 2023 Art

PlayStation Showcase - Here Are All the Trailers & Announcements

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its latest big PlayStation Showcase, including plenty of reveals and trailers about the upcoming games on PS5 and PlayStation VR2. We got to see a large…

May 24, 2023 | 03:51 EDT

Genshin Impact Kirara

Genshin Impact Celebrates Version 3.7 Release With Extensive Trailer Starring Kirara's Gameplay

Today Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse is releasing version 3.7 of the popular game and it just provided an appetizer with a new trailer  The trailer focuses on the new four-star Dendro character…

May 24, 2023 | 12:21 EDT

Miles Morales and Spider-Man 2099 swinging through a city in the Fortnite Spider-Man collab

Spider-Man Swings Back Into Fortnite With New Outfits And More

A new Fortnite Spider-Man collab has arrived to mark the impending release of the movie Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The new event brings the Web-Shooter item back, only this time, it's got a…

May 23, 2023 | 10:20 EDT

A wrestler kneeing another wrestler in the face in AEW: Fight Forever

AEW: Fight Forever Release Date Enters The Ring Next Month

THQ Nordic and Yuke's have announced the AEW: Fight Forever release date. The scrappy challenger to the 2K WWE throne is launching across PC and consoles on June 29th, bringing with it a roster full…

May 22, 2023 | 09:22 EDT

Poirot standing in a cluttered room with a Union Jack flag on the wall in Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The London Case

Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The London Case Release Date Revealed

Microids has announced the Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot: The London Case release date (try saying that ten times quickly). The point-and-click adventure game will launch across PC and consoles on…

May 22, 2023 | 08:45 EDT

Warhammer 40,000 Boltgun

Warhammer 40k: Boltgun Trailer Purges the Heretic With its Deadly Weapons Ahead of Release

The release of Warhammer 40k: Boltgun is just around the corner, and Focus Home Entertainment released another trailer of this peculiar boomer shooter. The trailer focuses on the tools of the trade…

May 21, 2023 | 04:14 EDT

Link Wearing the Korok Mask in Tears of the Kingdom

How to get the Korok Mask in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom is Link's latest adventure and there's a lot to collect. Armor sets, Shrines, and most of all... Korok Seeds. Unlike Breath of the Wild's 900 Korok Seeds there are 1000 Korok…

May 20, 2023 | 11:07 EDT

Momo in Anonymous;Code

Science Adventure Visual Novel Anonymous;Code Gets Character Trailer Showing Pollon & Momo

Today Spike Chunsoft released the first character trailer of the Western localization of Mages' visual novel Anonymous;Code.  The trailer focuses on introducing two main characters of the upcoming…

May 20, 2023 | 01:20 EDT

Sea of Stars key art

Sea of Stars Shows Fishing in New Gameplay Clip

The developers of Sea of Stars at Sabotage Studio released another clip of their gorgeous pixel-art RPG. This time around, we get to see an activity that has become a classic in this kind of game,…

May 20, 2023 | 11:51 EDT

Link flying above the sky islands in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on a glider powered by a fan.

Tears of the Kingdom Turns Glitches Into Gameplay

How do you follow up a game that is considered by many to be the greatest game ever made? How is it even possible, and how does Tears of the Kingdom do it so well? The answer is remarkably simple:…

May 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

A spread-shot cover of Sunshine Shuffle, against the backdrop of an endless ocean.

Sunshine Shuffle Review

Texas Hold ‘em: A card game recognized by many, understood by less, and played optimally by a few. It’s a tricky thing to understand, what with the mentality of “poker face” extending far past a…

May 24, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Link Skydiving in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How Fuse Solved Breath of the Wild’s Weapon Durability Problem

I always dreaded when my last reliable weapon started to flash red in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I knew the good times were almost over, and I prayed that Link’s bottomless pockets had…

May 21, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

Mortal Kombat 1

Watch Ed Boon Talk About Mortal Kombat 1 in New Video; Characters Have "Completely Different Roles"

Netherrealm Studios just released an interesting new video starring Mortal Kombat boss Ed Boon as he talks about the new Mortal Kombat 1. We get some interesting details like the reason behind the…

May 19, 2023 | 02:11 EDT

The player, a Space Marine, facing a daemon of Chaos in Warhammer 40k: Boltgun

Warhammer 40k: Boltgun Extended Gameplay Trailer Shows Glorious Heretic-Purging

Are you ready to take up arms once more in the name of the God-Emperor? A new Warhammer 40k: Boltgun extended gameplay trailer has been released, featuring around 7 minutes of glorious heretic-…

May 19, 2023 | 10:31 EDT

The four playable characters in Super Mario Advance, one of the games coming to Switch Online this month, standing in a row

Three Mario Titles Are Coming To Switch Online's Game Boy Advance Lineup This Month

If you're a Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack member, you're in luck this month. Three new Mario titles are working their way to the service on May 26th, joining the already-available Super Mario…

May 19, 2023 | 09:29 EDT

Genshin Impact Kirara

Genshin Impact Introduces the Cute New Character Kirara With New Trailer

Today Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse released a brand new trailer for the upcoming character who will soon debut in the game's gacha.  The new character is Kirara, a Nekomata who works as a…

May 19, 2023 | 12:21 EDT

Link standing in front of the Hylia statue in Tears of the Kingdom in Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Review

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has big shoes to fill. The conversation around Breath of the Wild's open-format story, updated formula, and graphical fidelity quickly established it as an…

May 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The Pokemon Home logo against a green background

Pokemon Home Will Finally Connect To Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Soon

Pokemon Home is finally becoming compatible with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet next week. The long-awaited connectivity between the two games will be added as part of Pokemon Home version 3.0.0 and will…

May 18, 2023 | 09:48 EDT

Liu Kang posing as part of the new Mortal Kombat 1 logo

Mortal Kombat 1 Officially Announced For September

Netherrealm has officially unveiled Mortal Kombat 1, the next game in the long-running Mortal Kombat series. The game promises to be a "new era" of Mortal Kombat, complete with a new system, new game…

May 18, 2023 | 09:30 EDT

warhammer boltgun

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review

With so much lore behind Warhammer 40,0000 to unpack and various video games, books, tabletop sets, and more expanding upon its setting, it's an intimidating series to get into, no doubt about it. So…

May 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Dead by Daylight Nicolas Cage

Dead by Daylight Teases... Nicolas Cage

Hollywood and video games have been colliding more and more over the past few years, and Dead by Daylight's developer Behaviour Interactive shared a tease featuring a high-profile cameo. Apparently…

May 17, 2023 | 11:35 EDT

Link standing before an altar and framed by light in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Sales Hit 10 Million In Just 3 Days

Have you picked up The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom yet? If you have, then you're far from alone. Nintendo has confirmed that the latest entry in the long-running Zelda series managed to…

May 17, 2023 | 09:28 EDT

The player riding a lizard and chasing a butterfly in Smalland: Survive the Wilds

Indie Survival Game Smalland: Survive The Wild Hits 200k Sales

Merge Games has announced that Smalland: Survive the Wilds, its diminutive survival-craft-'em-up, has sold 200,000 copies since launching back in March. As you might expect with sales as encouraging…

May 17, 2023 | 08:27 EDT

DNF Duel Spectre

DNF Duel Director Discusses New Characters & Updates in Video

Today Nexon released a new video starring DNF Duel Director Ryosuke Kodani, focusing on the future of the fighting game by Arc System Works.  Kodani-san talks about the new characters coming with…

May 16, 2023 | 11:43 EDT

Nayuta and Noi looking happily off into the distance in The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails

The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Western Release Dates Revealed

NIS America has released a new trailer revealing the Western release date for The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. The JRPG is heading to North America on September 19th and coming to Europe a few…

May 16, 2023 | 10:28 EDT

Four Inklings posing to mark the announcement of Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023

Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023 Brings New Gear And More Next Month

Are you ready to head back into Splatoon 3 and start splatting your fellow Inklings again? Nintendo has announced Splatoon 3 Sizzle Season 2023, an event that will bring new gear, stages, challenges…

May 16, 2023 | 09:59 EDT

Prisoners and a guard assembled in artwork for the final Prison Architect update

Final Prison Architect Update Sunsets The Game With New QOL Features

Paradox and Double Eleven have released the final Prison Architect update. Following this patch, the game will be sunsetted, although Paradox says that "while we're closing this chapter, the book is…

May 16, 2023 | 09:43 EDT

Link standing in front of a show in central hyrule needing more rupees

Tears of the Kingdom Duplicate Items Glitch Guide

Update: As on May 26th Nintendo has released a patch to update Tears of the Kingdom to version 1.1.2 that has patches out the below glitch as well as all other known item duplication glitches Tears…

May 16, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

Link and the musicians standing in front of the Great Fairy

How to Unlock all Tears of the Kingdom Fairy Fountains

Tears of the Kingdom puts a lot of challenges in front of a player. From the hidden secrets and challenging boss fights, to the natural phenomenon that are plaguing the denizens of the world Link…

May 15, 2023 | 04:09 EDT

The Statue of the Eighth Heroine in Tears of the Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom Statue of the Eighth Heroine Guide

Tears of the Kingdom has a big world and the only thing more impressive than it's size, is how it's jam-packed with all kinds of secrets to discover. If you're exploring the map, you might have come…

May 15, 2023 | 11:51 EDT

Macho Man Randy Savage looking, well, macho in WrestleQuest

Irreverent Wrestling RPG WrestleQuest Delayed To Summer

Mega Cat has announced that its wacky upcoming wrestling RPG WrestleQuest has been delayed. The game was originally slated to arrive in May 2023, but it's now scheduled for summer instead so that the…

May 15, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

Link facing off against a construct in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Dominates UK Sales Chart

On Friday, a little-known indie game called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released. Somehow, this tiny project has managed to dominate the UK's sales charts for the week ending May…

May 15, 2023 | 08:56 EDT

Minecraft Cherry Blossom Biome

Minecraft Version 1.20 "Trails & Tales" Gets New Video About the Sniffer & Cherry Blossom Biome

Today Mojang released a new video about its massively popular sandbox game Minecraft, specifically about the upcoming major update. Update 1.20, titled "Trails & Tales," will have several new…

May 14, 2023 | 08:53 EDT

Miracle Snack Shop Key Art Featuring Philia

Sweet Dating Sim Miracle Snack Shop Coming to Xbox Series X|S

Publisher CFK announced that the dating simulator/visual novel Miracle Snack Shop will soon be released for Xbox Series X|S.  The game will launch exclusively digitally on Microsoft's consoles on…

May 14, 2023 | 02:00 EDT