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Breath Of The Wild Comes To Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Breath Of The Wild Comes To Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo just announced a couple of new updates to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, adding some Breath of the Wild-related items to the game.

A Pinball Metroidvania Is One Of The Year's Most Wonderful Surprises A Pinball Metroidvania Is One Of The Year's Most Wonderful Surprises

I’ve just finished a super little game called Yoku’s Island Express on my Switch, a pinball Metroidvania featuring a tiny red dung beetle rolling a lil’ rock around.

Splatoon 2 Player Hacks Game To Show Nintendo How Easy It Is Splatoon 2 Player Hacks Game To Show Nintendo How Easy It Is

Last week, Splatoon 2 players noticed something strange about the leaderboard for competitive play. The top four names on the list spelled out “Please add anti cheat,” courtesy of a hacker with a simple request. This hacker later told players that this wasn’t just a joke. He wanted to send a message to Nintendo about…

Contest Winners Use Labo To Turn Switch Into A Zelda Piano Contest Winners Use Labo To Turn Switch Into A Zelda Piano

The standard Nintendo Labo kits include designs like robot arms, mini pianos, and fishing rods, but some players have been able to use the raw materials to create other stuff, like this steering wheel for a motorized wheelchair. Over the weekend, Nintendo encouraged people to get even more creative with a contest for…

How To Unlock Octopath Traveler's Post-Game Dungeon How To Unlock Octopath Traveler's Post-Game Dungeon

Once you’re past the credits of Octopath Traveler, there’s one major hidden dungeon left to find. It’s not obvious how to get there, though, so allow us to give you a guide.

Nintendo Switch Exclusive Daemon X Machina Is Made For People Who Like To Take Machines Apart Nintendo Switch Exclusive Daemon X Machina Is Made For People Who Like To Take Machines Apart

When game developer Kenichiro Tsukuda was a kid, he took apart his Famicom, the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. He was annoyed that the cable that connected it to the TV was too short. “I wondered if there was anything I could do about that,” he told me recently. “And my parents got mad at me.”

Captain Toad Switch Has Cool Extra Features, Few New Levels Captain Toad Switch Has Cool Extra Features, Few New Levels

It’s a worn-out cliche these days to say that a game is “perfect for the Switch,” but that really does apply to Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which will become the latest Wii U transplant to arrive on Nintendo’s new console this Friday.

A new patch for Hollow Knight on Switch fixes a variety of bugs, including one in which players—especially charming, wonderful players—who killed Brooding Mawlek at the same time he killed them wouldn’t get the mask shard the mini-boss drops. Thanks to the patch, the shard can now be claimed retroactively.

Wasteland 2 is coming to the Switch next month. The post-apocalyptic CRPG throwback originally came out on PC in 2014, and it’ll be arriving on Switch in the form of a director’s cut with new perks and quirks, a precision strike mechanic, and expanded voice acting.

The WWE 2K Series Is Skipping The Switch This Year The WWE 2K Series Is Skipping The Switch This Year

Exactly one year ago, publisher Take Two announced that WWE 2K18 would be coming to the Switch, the first WWE game on a Nintendo platform since 2012's WWE 13 for the Wii. The return was as disastrous as it was brief. WWE 2K19 won’t be on Nintendo’s console.

How Octopath Traveler's Structure Actually Works How Octopath Traveler's Structure Actually Works

There’s been a lot of confusion about the structure of the upcoming Switch role-playing game Octopath Traveler, namely surrounding the game’s eight main characters. Allow us to clear things up.

God Bless Nintendo Switch Skins God Bless Nintendo Switch Skins

The Nintendo Switch’s docked design isn’t just practical, it’s also perfect for skin manufacturers (and Nintendo themselves) to have some fun with.

The Brief Agony Of A Video Game Boss Who Isn’t As Dead As You Think The Brief Agony Of A Video Game Boss Who Isn’t As Dead As You Think

“Got him!” I exclaimed in a text message to my colleague Kirk Hamilton at 2:33pm on Friday of last week. I’d been fighting a tough boss in the difficult 2D exploration and combat game Hollow Knight. One minute later, horrified, I was sending a follow-up text: “Oh no. Didn’t get him.”

Hollow Knight: The Kotaku Review Hollow Knight: The Kotaku Review

In Hollow Knight, looks can be deceiving. A sad little lamplit town may hide the entrance to a beautiful buried kingdom. A towering knight might turn out to be a sad, small thing in outsized armor. An onrushing green beast may actually be a wee creature disguised by a pile of leaves. And a simple-looking 2D action…

How To Fix Your Switch Pro Controller’s D-Pad How To Fix Your Switch Pro Controller’s D-Pad

Over the last year, the Nintendo Switch has built up an impressive collection of 2D side-scrollers and classic arcade games. Unfortunately, those games rely heavily the D-Pad, and the D-Pad on the Switch Pro Controller can be frustratingly unreliable. Last weekend I fixed mine, and you can, too.

A Tear Is Growing In Fortnite's Space-Time Continuum A Tear Is Growing In Fortnite's Space-Time Continuum

Last weekend, a rocket blasted off in Fortnite Battle Royale and cracked the sky. The cracks have grown larger since then, leaving players wondering what happens if the sky completely shatters.

Tips For Playing Hollow Knight Tips For Playing Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is finally out for Nintendo Switch, which means a lot more people are playing it than when it hit PC last year. People like me! I’ve put almost 40 hours into the game, and I have some tips for anyone starting out.

Here Is Pixar's Dory Fighting Crime Here Is Pixar's Dory Fighting Crime

I had many possible topics in mind for today’s Kotaku Game Diary: The slew of wonderful Metroid-like games I’ve been playing on the Switch. An analysis of a vexing Nioh boss. A meditation on the lack of playable denouements in video games. All will be covered in due time.

The 12 Best Games For The Nintendo Switch The 12 Best Games For The Nintendo Switch

You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to figure out what games you want to play. We’ve got you covered.

Switch Is A Port Machine, And I Love It Switch Is A Port Machine, And I Love It

I’ve been playing a ton of old games on my Switch. If you own one, you probably have too. Now, sure, that is in part because the Switch doesn’t have that many exclusive games. But it’s also because Switch is a fantastic way to catch up on older ones. Today it’s getting Limbo and Inside, tomorrow, the Crash Bandicoot…

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