Play Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! with local Nintendo communities

Independent Nintendo community events are happening all around the UK every week offering great places to enjoy games on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS family systems while meeting and playing with like-minded Nintendo fans of all ages.

To celebrate the release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! communities all over the UK are heading to the Kanto region to catch and battle Pokémon, and you’re more than welcome to join them!

Whether you’re a dedicated Pokémon GO player interested in helping other fans fill their Pokédex, or you’ve picked up Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and are looking for other players to trade and battle with, the below events are sure to offer lots of fun for Trainers of all ages and experience!

Saturday 17th November
Host: Nintendo Newcastle
Event: Let's Go Launch Celebration!

Location: Ambar, Odeon Metrocentre, Gateshead

Host: Nintendo Gloucestershire
Event: NGS 5th Anniversary

Location: Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucestershire

Host: Nintendo Norwich
Event: Pokémon Party!

Location: One Life Left - Norwich Gaming Café, St Benedicts Street, Norwich.

Host: Nintendo Middlesbrough
Event: Pokémon Party Racing - Event #19

Location: Super Games World

Host: Nintendo Nottingham
Event: Let's Go Meet and Play

Location: ALT Gaming Lounge Nottingham

Host: Nintendo Birmingham
Event : Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee

Location: Café Nero, 8/9 Lower Temple St, B2 4JD Birmingham

Sunday 18th November
Host: Nintendo North Wales
Event: NNW's Poké-Go-Go!

Location: Wheldon Building, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd.

Host: Nintendo Manchester
Event: Let's Go (to) Luigi's Mansion

Location: bar21, Manchester

Host: Nintendo Portsmouth
Event : Pokémon Let's GO! Portsmouth Mini Meet

Location: Meeting in Guildhall Square at Midday

Thursday 22nd November
Host: NintendoSouthend
Event: NintendoSouthend's Let's Go Pokémon Hunting Meet!

Location: The Alex, Alexander Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1BW

Saturday 24th November
Host: Nintendo Belfast
Event: Pokévembermon!

Location: Lowe Memorial Church, Finaghy, Belfast

Host: Nintendo Preston
Event: Let's Go Party!

Location: The Dark Room - The Roper Hall, Preston

For more events from our friends in the Nintendo Players UK network, please visit their website at www.nintendoplayers.uk.

Toast Time: Smash Up! - Out Now on Switch

Bristol, United Kingdom, November 16th, 2018 – Force Of Habit have today released their brand new title – Toast Time: Smash Up! – exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Fresh from the oven, Toast Time: Smash Up! brings the unique toast-based recoil & reload action from the appetising, breakfast-defence, cult smash hit Toast Time to the multiplayer brawler/eSports genre.

Return as TERRY (Toast-Ejecting Recoil & Reload sYstem) with a multitude of new, breakfast-based, zany, over-the-top awesomeness, and start a competitive multiplayer Smash Up at a bakery near you!

Release Date: Today!
Regular Price: £7.99 / €8.99 / $9.99
Launch discount (NA region only): 10% off

Toast Time: Smash Up! pits players (toasters) against each other with a variety of bread and breakfast-based projectiles: Bagels, Baguettes, Croutons, Crumpets, Doughballs, Toasties, etc., more than you can shake a breadstick at. Using only the recoil/propulsion from firing to navigate, players must outwit their opponents by positioning themselves within line-of-sight striking distance, all the while utilising their favourite breads to attack in full advantage and take each other out. It's mutually assured destruction.

Featuring 2 – 4 player local-multiplayer in 35 dynamic arenas, single-player in 54 musically choreographed missions, and newly localised into 6 languages (EFIGSP. JP, KO, ZH, RU coming soon), Toast Time is now truly the global breakfast staple everyone deserves.

Force Of Habit's prime wizard and pixel-pusher Ashley Gwinnell said about the announcement: “Whether you're a gluten for punishment, whether you're bready to rumble or whether you're just loafing around, this second serving of digital delight is one to salivate over! Raise your glasses! Bottoms up. Cheers!”

What are you waiting for? Spread some buttery breakfast joy. Bon appetite!

Toast Time: Smash Up! is available now on Nintendo Switch eShop in EU and AU regions.

Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI Now Available for Switch

NEW YORK-Nov. 16, 2018- 2K today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, winner of The Game Awards’ Best Strategy Game and DICE Awards’ Best Strategy Game in 2016, and the latest installment in the Civilization franchise, which has sold-in over 47 million units worldwide, is now available for Nintendo Switch™.

2K today announced that Sid Meier'sCivilization® VI, winner of The Game Awards' Best Strategy Game and DICE Awards' Best Strategy Game in 2016, and the latest installment in the Civilization franchise, which has sold-in over 47 million units worldwide, is now available for Nintendo Switch™. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Developed for Nintendo Switch by Aspyr Media and Firaxis Games, a 2K studio, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI offers players new ways to interact with their worlds, expand their empires across the map, advance their cultures and compete against 24 historic leaders to build the greatest civilizations the world has ever known. Along the way, cities will physically expand across the map to create new and deep strategic layers, while active research in technology and culture will unlock new potential ways to play.

Now on Nintendo Switch, the quest to victory in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI can take place wherever, whenever gamers desire – whether playing at home on TV or handheld on the go with full touchscreen support. In addition, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch includes the latest game updates and improvements, as well as four content packs, which add new civilizations, leaders and scenarios:

Vikings Scenario Pack;
Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack;
Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack;
Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack.
Gameplay on Nintendo Switch also enables up to four players to cooperate or compete for supremacy via local wireless network.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Nintendo Switch is already receiving critical acclaim:

“Civilization VI is as brilliant a 4X strategy game on Switch as it is on PC... Amazing.” – 9.4/10, IGN.com
Originally developed for Windows PC by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI was developed in collaboration with Aspyr Media to bring the beloved franchise to a new audience on Nintendo Switch.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the ESRB and is available now for Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. The game is also available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Linux from Aspyr Media.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, visit www.civilization.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow Civilization on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe on YouTube.

Your Exciting Pokémon Adventure Through the Kanto Region Begins Today

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 16, 2018 – Pokémon Trainers of all ages have a very important question to answer today: “Team Pikachu or Team Eevee?” That’s because the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for the Nintendo Switch system are now available in stores, on Nintendo.com and in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch. No matter which version of the game you choose, you will embark on a fun journey through the vibrant Kanto region, catching and training Pokémon and battling Pokémon Trainers, Gym Leaders and the sinister Team Rocket – all with your partner Pikachu or Eevee by your side.

Feel like a true Pokémon Trainer when playing with the Poké Ball Plus accessory – also available today – which replicates the look and feel of a real-life Poké Ball. Control your entire adventure using just Poké Ball Plus and make a gentle throwing motion to capture Pokémon. You can even put a Pokémon from Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! into the Poké Ball Plus accessory and take it on a stroll in the real world to level it up and receive in-game rewards. In addition, every Poké Ball Plus contains the Mythical Pokémon Mew.

“For newer Pokémon fans, these games offer a great entry point to the Kanto region with a rich story full of memorable characters and RPG gameplay, while longtime fans can revisit the place where it all began to compete in tough new challenges and earn the title of Pokémon Master,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the ability to play the games anytime, anywhere on Nintendo Switch, Pikachu and Eevee are the perfect travel companions this holiday season.”

Last night, Nintendo threw an epic midnight launch party at Nintendo NY in Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate the release of these two new Nintendo Switch games. The store was decorated top to bottom with Pokémon décor, transporting visitors to their own mini Kanto region. Fans who came to the event got to meet the stars of the game, Pikachu and Eevee, and snap photos with other notable characters like Professor Oak, Brock and Erika. Pikachu and Eevee even posed for a photo with the first person in line to purchase the game.

In Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, you take on the role of a female or male Pokémon Trainer as you set off on an adventure with Pikachu or Eevee, depending on which version you play. On your journey to become the best Pokémon Trainer, you will visit multiple areas throughout the Kanto region, meet up with iconic characters and encounter various types of Pokémon – the true-to-size versions of these Pokémon even roam around the world. Seeing some of the larger Pokémon, like Onix, is quite the sight!

You can even share your journey with a friend as you capture Pokémon and battle Pokémon Trainers together on one Nintendo Switch system in TV mode or Tabletop mode using two Joy-Con controllers or two Poké Ball Plus accessories – or one of each! If your friends or family members also own one of the games and a Nintendo Switch system, you can battle and trade Pokémon directly with them via local wireless or online*.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! and Poké Ball Plus are also compatible with the Pokémon GO app**. By connecting with Pokémon GO, you can transfer Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region into the game, including Alolan and Shiny forms, as well as the newly discovered Mythical Pokémon, Meltan and Melmetal. You can also use the Poké Ball Plus accessory with Pokémon GO to catch Pokémon and gather items from Poké Stops without looking at your smartphone.

Starting today, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! can each be purchased in a bundle with the Poké Ball Plus accessory at a suggested retail price of $99.99, or separately at a suggested retail price of $59.99 each. For those who don’t yet have a Nintendo Switch, there’s also a special-edition bundlefeaturing a Nintendo Switch system with themed Joy-Con controllers, a download code for either Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and the Poké Ball Plus accessory, available at a suggested retail price of $399.99. Quantities of this adorable hardware bundle are extremely limited, so make sure you shop early. For more information about Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, visit https://www.pokemon.com/PokemonLetsGo.

Remember that Nintendo Switch features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about other features, visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/.

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

**Pokémon GO application, compatible smartphone and persistent Internet access required. Data charges may apply.

Coffee Crisis hitting Switch on Nov. 30th, 2018, preload now live with a special discount

Save the Metal, Save the World, Save the Coffee!

Coffee Crisis is an arcade-style beat 'em up that pays homage to the 90's era of classic arcade and 16-bit brawlers. The Smurglian race has come to Earth and they're not leaving until they steal our most prized commodities: our metal music, the best coffee, and all of the WiFi. Get in the shoes of the only baristas on Earth with enough heavy metal in their veins to fend off this alien assault.

The game features:
Single or Local Co-Op Play
Heavy Metal
Possessed Grannies
Dangerous amounts of caffeine
Random modifiers that could make you an invincible killing machine or summon a swarm of raging possessed cowgirls. Get a unique cup of beat 'em up action every time you play!

Grab a hot mug and save the world! Pre-order starting today to get a 20% discount!

Mars Chaos Menace debuts today on Switch

Madrid, 16 de noviembre de 2018: Byte4Games and StarCruiser Studio celebrate the return of the bullet-hell shooter genre with the launch of Mars Chaos Menace. Clearly inspired by genre classics such as EspRaDe, DoDonPachi or Ikaruga, the title from Byte4Games mixes the classic approach of the arcade shooter genre with a 3D graphics environment with all kinds of visual effects.

If you love to dodge bullets by millimeters, face giant final bosses, use your shields in the last millisecond to avoid being destroyed and unleash special attacks capable of sweeping all enemies on screen, Mars Chaos Menace is your game.

We are in the Terraforming age after saving our homeworld, Earth, which was collapsed by radioactive contamination and the depletion of resources.

Now, humans are successfully colonizing nearby planets, using technology to adapt to these inhospitable and hostile places. For the first time in our existence we feel in harmony with everything.

But our activity and progress has attracted huge and warp monsters that only wish to devastate and sterilize planets by destroying the whole way of life.

We forgot something: chaos is the natural state of the universe...

Main features:

Neat aesthetics and design that you will be delighted with.
Great variety of unique environments to be discovered in the missions.
Impressive enemies that will make you suffer and excel your skills.
Several different enemies with a unique behavior.
Action and challenge guaranteed for arcade shooter lovers.

Warner Bros. and Legendary looking Detective Pikachu fan-art to promote the film

The live action POKÉMON movie we’ve all been waiting for is almost here! POKÉMON Detective Pikachu brings elements of the video game of the same name, as well as the internationally loved POKÉMON to the big screen. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Detective Pikachu, with Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton and Ken Watanabe in live-action roles.

To amplify the launch of the film, Warner Bros. Pictures and Legend Pictures LLC (“Legendary”) are creating an art activation campaign leading up to POKÉMON Detective Pikachu’s release, and they want to collaborate with you!

Artists, designers, illustrators and animators from around the world are invited to create one-of-a-kind static or animated artwork for POKÉMON Detective Pikachu inspired by the latest imagery and teaser trailer from the film.

Whether it's an illustration, a digital painting, an animated GIF, or even an alternative poster design, the judges are looking for captivating and imaginative artwork to help drive promotion and excitement socially across the film's marketing and digital channels.

Artwork will potentially be featured across the film's marketing campaign, including social accounts, print materials and merchandise. Five (5) pieces of art will be selected by Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary and the Selected Artists will receive $2,000 for each piece selected.

Full details here

Ms. Splosion Man - official Switch trailer

Hide your turkeys. Hide your Joy-Cons. Twisted Pixel Games' famous 'sploding heroine, Ms. Splosion Man, will be rising like a turkey phoenix on Thanksgiving Day - November 22nd, 2018!

Taking full advantage of the Nintendo Switch's capabilities, Ms. Splosion Man has turbo-charged her ‘sploding power and charm to unleash the biggest and baddest version of this award-winning franchise to date.

She now boasts double her console framerate, making this one of the most visually striking games on the platform. So, once you’ve conquered your big holiday meats (and before they conquer you), get ‘sploding through 50 single player levels. Or, better yet, grab up to three friends and ‘splode together through 50 multiplayer levels locally or online via Nintendo Switch Online.

Features of Ms. Splosion Man on Nintendo Switch include:

• 50 single player levels
• 50 multiplayer levels
• Now runs at a blazing 60fps
• Levels tuned for improved gameplay experience
• Single console multiplayer with up to four players
• Local wireless multiplayer with up to four players
• Online multiplayer with up to four players via Nintendo Switch Online
• Leaderboards via Nintendo Switch Online
• HD rumble
• Play via TV mode, tabletop mode or handheld mode
• Tons of unlockables
• Local ghost replays
• Online ghost replays via Nintendo Switch Online

Purchase Ms. Splosion Man on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, 2018 in the Nintendo eShop.

Three New DLC Packs Out Now for The Escapists 2 on Switch

Team17, a global games label, creative partner and developer of independent, premium video games and developer Mouldy Toof Studios are excited to announce the arrival of three new DLC packs for the Nintendo Switch™ version of The Escapists 2.

Previously released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, the three pieces of DLC packs are now available on Nintendo Switch™ and allow players to break out from a variety of unique prisons including a circus, medieval castle and abandoned hospital.

Each DLC pack is available to download via the Nintendo eShop priced at just £2.79 / $3.99 / 3,99 € individually.

About Big Top Breakout

You wake up to suddenly find yourself trapped as a clown in a travelling circus, the ringmaster warden and strongmen guards rule the circus grounds with an iron fist. Forced to perform for the circus visitors’ entertainment, can you perform a vanishing act instead and leave behind the caged animals and dreaded daily circus show for good?

This wacky prison setting comes with new items to find, craft and use in order to formulate your greatest escape yet. Will you fire your way to freedom, or will you end up with custard pie all over your face and under the rule of the strongmen and their vicious guard poodles for the rest of your days? There’s only one way to find out – stop clowning around and load up Big Top Breakout!

About Dungeons and Duct Tape

Welcome to Locke Castle! After keeping armies out for hundreds of years, this repurposed castle now keeps todays serial escapists in. Avoid the heavily armoured guards like the plague and watch out for inmates looking for any excuse to get medieval on you!

Surrounded by a stagnant moat and thick stone walls, this prison setting comes with new items to find, craft and use to formulate your greatest escape yet.

About Wicked Ward

Things have taken an odd turn in the locked off wings of an abandoned hospital. A mad scientist and his hoard of undead guard their terror-tory within the gothic halls. Outside an ominous sky of thunder, rain and lightning blankets the surrounding woods. Once again, you’ll have to craft, fight and scheme your way to freedom from this spooky supernatural slammer. Your ghoul is to escape at all costs!

Atooi hosting Thanksgiving sale on multiple Switch games

NOVEMBER 15, 2018: Whether you're new to Atooi's varied catalog of Nintendo Switch games or have already enjoyed one or more of our exciting titles, this is a great time to take advantage of the 50% Off Everything Thanksgiving Sale! Available from November 15 to November 30, 2018 in North America, Europe, and Oceania.

Mutant Mudds Collection - Now Only $7.49 (usually $14.99):

2D Platforming Fun! Armed with a heavy-duty water cannon, Max has what he needs to vanquish his long-term nemesi: the Mutant Mudds. Max must blast and hover his way across the soiled landscape to seek out mysterious Water Sprites. Legend says collecting all of the mysterious Water Sprites will wash the filthy Mutant Mudds away for good!

Mutant Mudds Collection contains three games: Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge, and Mudd Blocks.

Xeodrifter - Now Only $4.99 (usually $9.99):

Metroidvania Action! Blast your way through alien landscapes, seek out valuable secrets, and defeat ancient guardians to unlock powers from a legendary supreme culture in this exciting journey of mystery and adventure.

Totes the Goat - Now $2.49 (usually $4.99):

Addictive Puzzler! Jump from platform to platform – bringing each one back to life – while avoiding hazardous Wily Wolves, Cranky Crows, and Bully Bears – oh my! Once a level is fully rejuvenated, hop down to the next level for an endless journey of jumps!

Soccer Slammers - Now $4.99 (usually $9.99):

Arcade Sports! Crush your opponent by mastering power shots, slam tackles, bank shots, super sprints, and team combo-shots!​ Warm up with a two minute Quick Game or go for glory in the World Cup against the top 32 teams in the world.