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Nintendo Switch’s Online service delayed until 2018, full pricing revealed

Originally set to launch this autumn, Nintendo’s online service for the Switch will now launch in early 2018, the platform holder announced today. Simply known as ‘Nintendo Switch Online Service’ at the moment, the paid service will let players participate in online multiplayer gaming and use their smartphone to chat …

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SNES Mini is in the pipeline, report claims

The recently discontinued NES Mini will be followed by the release of a SNES Mini. That’s according to Eurogamer, which has word from a source close to Nintendo that a miniature version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is planned for release this Christmas. The planned SNES is also one …

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Nesbox emulator claims to be going live on Xbox One shortly

Xbox One owners may soon be able to play emulated versions of SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy, GBA and NES games. That’s if claims from the team behind the Nesbox emulator are correct. As spotted by Videogamer, Nesbox has said that its app has been certified in the Windows Store …

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New 3DS gets SNES downloads and special edition console

Nintendo has confirmed the long-awaited arrival of SNES games on the 3DS Virtual Console. There’s a catch though – the downloads will only be available to those with the latest generation New 3DS and New 3DS XL. There’s no cross-buy support, either, so even if you’ve already purchased the games …

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SNES PlayStation hybrid shown powered-on and working

The incredibly rare hardware collaboration between two of the industry’s giants has seemingly been proved real. The ‘SNES PlayStation’ was re-discovered back in July after a Reddit user posted images of the long-lost prototype unit, of which only 200 were made. Created before the original PlayStation, the machine was the …

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GameStop preparing retro hardware pilot scheme in US

Sales and trade-in of retro hardware, games and accessories is to be reintroduced to GameStop stores in the US. IGN reports that the program is planned for introduction in 250 of its stores, with most” retro systems dating back to the NES being supported including the SNES, Mega Drive (known …

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Custom SNES Game Boy Advance revealed

A SNES-themed backlit Game Boy Advance is being released later this month. The devices, made by Rose Coloured Gaming and spotted by Reddit, aren’t official but nevertheless will undoubtedly appeal to the many Nintendo enthusiasts in the market. The new model will be available in both European and Japan friendly …

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VIDEO: Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition comes with Spiny Shell

Nintendo has detailed the Limited Edition release of Wii U racer Mario Kart 8. The SKU comes with a Spiny Shell model. And a physical copy of the game, obviously. It’s currently available for 49.99 from Amazon and 59.99 from GAME. Those who have already pre-ordered the game should be …

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