Share your Pokémon Sword/Shield snapshots and videos in Nintendo UK's #SnapshotContest

A chance to win some eShop credit!

The wild adventure continues later this year with the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass! Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass Part 1, The Isle of Armor, will launch by the end of June 2020, while Part 2, The Crown Tundra, will be available this autumn.

Lots of Trainers are gearing up their teams in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield to prepare for the arrival of Isle of Armor (don’t forget to catch a Galarian Slowpoke)!

In anticipation for the arrival of Part 1 of the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield Expansion Pass, we’re bringing back our Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield #SnapshotContest for another few rounds! To enter, simply share a tweet with the hashtags #SnapshotContest and #PokemonSwordShield with an image or video taken from either Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield.

There will be three themes, the first one being: Pokémon Camp. It’s a great time to jump into Pokémon Camp to increase your friendship with your Pokémon (and build up your Curry Dex!). Show us your favourite snapshots and videos from your time in Pokémon Camp in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield! To share them, you can simply use the built in screenshot, video capture and sharing functions of Nintendo Switch.

Every Monday from 1st June 2020 to Monday 15th June 2020 we will pick one winner at random from all entries received by midnight on Sunday on the previous week’s theme. Each winner will receive £100 Nintendo eShop credit! Check the Nintendo UK Twitter account on Monday each week throughout the contest to learn the new weekly theme or check back right here.

Read the full contest details here

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath "The Story According to Johnny" trailer

Johnny on the spot

A quick refresher of MK11 as told by the man himself, Johnny Freakin' Cage! On May 26th the epic saga continues with Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath! This new entry expands the critically acclaimed story campaign of Mortal Kombat 11 with an all-new cinematic narrative centered around trust and deceit. Joining the fight will be Mortal Kombat alumni, Fujin and Sheeva, and guest character, RoboCop, making his series debut!

Pixel-art action game "Ailment" comes to Switch on May 27th, 2020

Good for what ails ya

Ailment is a pixel-art action game which takes place on a spaceship in a far far galaxy. If you’re looking for a story-driven action-packed game with lots of guns, hordes of enemies, super intense game-play with horror ambience and sci-fi movie references, then Ailment is the perfect choice for you.

The main character wakes up in a med bay after being unconscious for three days and he sees that all of his crew became enemies. The last thing he remembers is returning from another spaceship where he had a rescue mission. But he arrived everyone on that ship was already dead... He has to remember what happened to him and find out the truth.

Ailment comes to Switch on May 27th, 2020, and is priced at $8. The game takes up 129 MB of space, and you can check out some more gameplay below.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition "docked vs. handheld" comparison

Are you feeling it?

To follow up with our claims from the preview, we've gone ahead and compared identical scenes both docked and undocked in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition to showcase the image quality of the game. In addition to this, datamines have provided the actual resolution windows the game operates in.

UK software sales for the week ending May 23rd, 2020

Animal Crossing wins yet again

The latest week of UK software sales are in, and once again, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is sitting pretty at #1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe raced up to the second spot overall, which is even more impressive! Check out the top 40 for the week ending May 23rd, 2020 below.

The Viking Tales DLC hits Hidden Through Time on May 15th, 2020

Get ready to plunder!

Crazy Monkey Studios has been working hard to deliver more content to their fans! The Hidden Through time Viking Tales DLC delves deep into norse culture and mythology to deliver some great tales about the plundering vikings!

Players can look through elven villages and viking fishing parties to find all sorts of secrets.

And since there is no such thing as too much content. Players will also be able to use all of the characters, creatures and objects to create their own stunning tales and puzzles!

Join Clicky in his longship and sail to Scandinavia to discover whether the tales told about vikings are true!

The Viking Tales DLC will send you and Clicky on a quest through norse culture and mythology to discover all of the hidden treasures and myths the vikings have kept from us.
You’ll encounter numerous clans, Norse gods and elves!

This DLC includes 10 new levels ranging from viking invasions to peaceful elven villages.
It also includes 400 new viking themed objects that are available in the level editor for those of you who can’t get enough of these ransacking clans!

People who don’t own this DLC will still be able to enjoy all our user created maps that use objects from the Viking Tales DLC.

Be quick, put on your horned helmet and plunder the DLC for just $1.99 to explore the Scandinavian myths about ruthless raiders, winged valkyries and colossal giants.

Cthulhu comes to SMITE this June

The Great Old One is coming...

His existence unspeakable, yet foretold.

His malevolence inconceivable, yet soon to be manifested.

He will precipitate mortals and divinities alike into the abyss of insanity.

This June, Cthulhu will be coming to SMITE, the free-to-play action MOBA featuring more than 100 legendary mythological icons like Zeus, Thor, and Athena.

Set to be one of the most memorable God releases in the history of SMITE, Cthulhu, the Great Old One, is joining the newly created Great Old Ones pantheon in mid-June. All details about Cthulhu will be available on the SMITE website from May 27, following the Update Show, happening on SMITE’s Twitch channel next May 27th, at 3pm ET.


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