Switch GameCube Controller Adapter delayed to May 2019 in the UK due to "unforeseen production issues"

If you're looking to get a GameCube controller adapter for Switch in the UK, we've got some bad news. Amazon UK sent out emails saying the adapter was delayed, and now further information from Nintendo themselves confirms that the item has been delayed to May 2019.

Thank you for your recent pre-order of Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter for Nintendo Switch through the Nintendo Official UK Store. We are contacting you as the GameCube Controller adapter has been postponed until May 2019 due to unforeseen production issues. Please rest assured that once we have a confirmed launch date we will notify you and does not impact any other Super Smash Bros. Ultimate items you may have pre-ordered at the same time.

That's quite a lengthy delay! Remember, there are third party options that will work just the same, and the original GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will do the trick as well.

Broly (Super Saiyan Full Power) coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Broly (Super Saiyan Full Power) is heading to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as DLC sometime this Winter. This update will also include the “Tournament of Power” stage. On top of that, there will be a free update that packs a Santa costume and Broly wig.

Smite - official Switch trailer, full launch and closed beta details, and updated arena

We just made a huge announcement that many of you have been asking for: SMITE is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ on January 24, 2019! Starting now, you can Pre-Purchase the SMITE Founder’s Pack, which comes with all of the following:

Ultimate God Pack – Receive instant access to every God in the game, as well as unlocking every future God when they are released.
Dragon Empress Scylla – Summon the power of dragons as Dragon Empress Scylla! This skin is available only on Nintendo Switch™!
Dashing Deceiver Loki – Play as the Trickster God, Loki, in his fan-favorite skin, Dashing Deceiver.
400 Gems – Instantly unlock gems to start building your skin collection.
Exclusive, guaranteed access to the SMITE on Switch™ closed Beta – Coming January 24, 2019!
The SMITE Founder’s Pack is available for Pre-Purchase for only $29.99! Pre-Purchase the SMITE Founder’s Pack today and you’ll also receive the Foxy Amaterasu skin, as well as an extra 200 Gems.

Arena, one of SMITE’s most popular game modes, is receiving a complete art update! Since this mode is so popular, we thought to ourselves: “don’t fix what isn’t broken.” So, the Arena map has minimal gameplay changes, ad mostly focuses on art, visual clarity, and feedback

Environment has been updated to more clearly differentiate between the two sides of the Arena and to better adhere to SMITE’s lore.

The Order side is themed around Greek Architecture and Hera
The Chaos side is themed around Roman Siege warfare and Bellona
The juggernauts have been replaced by Minotaurs!
They obey the same rules as before, they will continue moving toward the portal as long as an ally is near them
They will stop moving if no allies are nearby
Unlike Juggernauts, Minotaurs will attack when stopped
There are new audio cues when a Minotaur spawns or when a Minotaur enters a portal
Order and Chaos Minions have all been updated visually
UI icons for taking damage or death recap have been updated for new NPCs
The all new SMITE Arena is available to play right now! We’ll see you on the Battleground.

Pokken Tournament DX - Shining Feather Cup Group Match now live

Time to fire up Pokken Tournament DX and partake in the Shining Feather Cup Group Match! Check out details on the cup below.

- live today, and runs to November 18th
- Team Battle competition, once again on a Fixed Battle Arena
- participating in this brings a special title reward based on Scizor
- if you place highly you'll get other titles based on your placement

Connect with Poké Ball Plus

If you have a Poké Ball Plus and a Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! game, you're just a few steps away from taking your Pokémon for a stroll around your neighborhood. Plus, you can add the might of the Mythical Pokémon Mew to your game, because every Poké Ball Plus comes with a Mew already inside!

Follow these instructions to connect your Poké Ball Plus to your Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! game and receive Mew.

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Top Tips to Begin Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

The first Pokémon RPG to appear on a modern home console is here! The adventure of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! for Nintendo Switch is inspired by the beloved Game Boy game Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition. That classic has been reimagined to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Nintendo Switch system while also incorporating the fun and intuitive Pokémon-catching mechanic found in Pokémon GO.

There is much to do and many Pokémon to catch throughout the Kanto region, so it's a good idea to have a plan before diving into the action. To help you get started on your journey, we've compiled some helpful tips that will prepare you for the quest at hand. Whether you're a longtime Pokémon fan or this is your first time playing a Pokémon RPG, these hints will prove useful as you attempt to complete your Pokédex and become the Pokémon League Champion.

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Learn how to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO

You can bring the Pokémon you've caught in Pokémon GO into your Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! game, where you can continue to train and battle with them in the Kanto region. The first step is pairing your Pokémon GO account with Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! before you can bring over any Pokémon. You'll only need to pair your Pokémon GO account with your Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! game once.

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It's...Clean Out Your Fridge Day?! Gather your courage with these foodie-friendly games.

Darkness has fallen in a frigid land where unspeakable mutants have taken over. Only you, armed with a sponge, can help tame the darkness…

So, is this the latest adventure game for the Nintendo Switch™ system? Nope! It’s the inside of my fridge!

Yes, today is National Clean Out Your Fridge Day. As a tribute to the food related journey that you may or may not take today, here’s a list of foodie-friendly games. Just don’t put off cleaning your fridge too long. Who knows what’s lurking in there…

Super Mario Party™
Super Mario Odyssey™
The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild
Overcooked 2
Battle Chef Brigade
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Heavy Burger
Little Dragon’s Café
Don't Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition
All Star Fruit Racing

Check out all of the available offers from Nintendo of Canada


Save $30 off each of these great Nintendo Switch games: Splatoon 2, Hyrule Warriors, and Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch! Visit Walmart.ca for complete details. Offer available in store and online Nov. 15 -21.

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Save $20 off each of these great Nintendo 3DS games: Super Smash Bros., Mario Party the Top 100, or Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo 3DS! Visit Walmart.ca for complete details. Offer available in store and online Nov. 15 -21.

* See retailer for complete details. Exclusions may apply and vary by offer. Retailer will determine the time of day the offer will go live online. Quantities may be limited and subject to availability. MSRP: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual price may vary.

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.