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    Review Punch Club

    Super punched out

    The idea of a fighting game in which you don't actually do any fighting might sound like an odd one, but that's precisely what you'll find in Punch Club. This is a conversion of a casual management simulator that started out life on PC and mobile before making its way to 3DS and other consoles last year. There have been no radical...

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  • Gallery We Had Far Too Much Fun Posing This Bandai-Made Super Mario Toy

    "No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again"

    We get to do a lot of cool stuff here at Nintendo Life, such as playing new games, going to press events and connecting with you, our dear, dear readers. However, all of these wonderful things pale into insignificance when compared to the utter, unbridled joy of mucking about with toys. And...

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    • Super Mario
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  • Nintendo Download 24th May (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    Thursday is once again upon us, bringing with it a brand new Nintendo Download for all those lovely eShops. It's a big one this week, with everything from returning classics to some exciting new entries from the world of independent development. As always, leave a vote in the poll below and...

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    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
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    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 24th May (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download goes live today on the various eShops, adding in an impressive new wave of titles to Switch, 3DS and Wii U - so be sure to log in and see what takes your fancy. As always, be sure to leave a vote in the weekly poll, and drop a comment or two below with your hot...

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    • 3DS eShop
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    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • News Award-Winning Musical Runner Lost In Harmony Finds Its Rhythm On Switch Next Month

    Rhythmic tapping and running combined

    Playdius and independent developer Digixart Entertainment have announced today that Lost In Harmony, a multi-award winning musical adventure game, will release on Nintendo Switch on 21st June. Lost In Harmony was originally released on mobile devices, blending an emotional story into a rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mii Studio Provides An Easier Way To Create Miis

    Mii Two

    Nintendo's cartoon avatars, known as Miis have been around since the Nintendo Wii was unleashed back in 2006. Over the years we've seen Miis being used creatively in many games including Wii Sports, Miitopia, Miitomo, as well as StreetPass and Miiverse. Many had assumed that the writing was on the wall for Miis when Miiverse was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mii
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    3DS

    Review Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    They see me rollin’

    It’s been quite a while since we last saw Nintendo’s cool, silent, tough-guy armadillo bounding around the Wild West, but the titular mammal has now made his return to the 3DS in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, bringing some fancy new tricks along for the ride. His original game Dillon’s Rolling Western was an interesting...

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    • 3DS
    • Dillons Dead Heat Breakers
  • News Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Could Get A Switch Port, But Only If It Sells Well On PC

    A perfect circle

    Back in March, we were treated to Subsurface Circular, a narrative-driven story from British developer Bithell Games. Well, it turns out Mike Bithell and co have already produced a second 'short' in the form of Quarantine Circular, another story-focused experience that's just launched on PC. Of course, with any release comes the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Long Way Down Mixes Deck-Building And Roguelite Exploration On Nintendo Switch

    Check out the teaser trailer right now

    Despite playing host to myriad genres and subgenres as of 2018, Nintendo Switch is still lacking when it comes to deck-building titles. And while A Long Way Down from French studio Seenapsis isn't a traditional CCG, it mixes the basic concept with monster-filled dungeons and roguelite risk. The result is a dark...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here's How A Nindie Developer Thinks The Switch eShop Could Be Improved

    Nindie tough love

    We recently stumbled across a list of ideas on Reddit from the studio head of SMG Studios (Death Squared, Super One More Jump) which set out a few practical (and some not so practical) ways in which the Switch eShop could be made a bit better for both consumers and indie developers. Nintendo has, of course, made great efforts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Random Childish Gambino Sampled Donkey Kong Country And David Wise Definitely Approves

    Aquatic Ambiance is still relevant

    Childish Gambino's latest track might have captured the zeitgeist in 2018, but back in 2012 the man otherwise known as Donald Glover took inspiration from a very different source. Much to the delight of veteran VGM composer David Wise, who recently discovered the track 'Eat your Vegetables' uses a looped sample...

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  • News Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Doesn't Really Work Outside of Japan

    What a surprise

    Cloud gaming has proven to be a divisive subject; some feel it's a convenient and easy way to play games at a lower cost and with little space sacrificed. Others feel it's an unpredictable and buggy way to play something that should've just been ported properly. Regardless of how you feel, if you live in Europe or North America, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Resident Evil
    • Cloud Gaming
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2's 1.41 Update Brings New Expansion Pass Quests

    It arrives on 25th May

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2's new update is due to arrive tomorrow (25th May), bringing with it a raft of new quests for those who have purchased the Expansion Pass. There are five different missions on offer, although the official titles for each may change as the names used below are from a direct Japanese translation:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Give Tanks For Valkyria Chronicles 4's Memoirs From Battle Premium Edition

    Armoured core

    Last month we learned Valkyria Chronicles 4 was gearing up to bring the fight back to Nintendo with a much-anticipated Switch port, and now Sega has unveiled a brand new special edition that's bound to get fans of the franchise clearing space on their figurine shelves. The fully stocked Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition comes with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Japanese Version Of Resident Evil 7 On Switch Has An English Language Option

    Worldwide release when?

    Biohazard 7 - known as Resident Evil 7 in the rest of the world - has just been released on Switch in Japan. It's a cloud-based proposition which means you're playing a streamed version of the game from Capcom's servers, rather than running it direct from the console itself. There's no indication on whether or not Capcom has...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Resident Evil
  • News Warner Bros. Teases The Official Announcement of LEGO DC Villains

    It’s good to be bad

    Probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry right now is the existence of LEGO DC Villains, an upcoming release in the long running LEGO franchise. Sources that leaked the existence of LEGO The Incredibles have discussed the existence of this game months ago, and early retailer listings haven’t helped with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO

Wednesday23rd May 2018

  • Guide Nintendo E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule, Rumours, Hopes, And Dreams

    Switch, Pokémon, Star Fox, Smash Bros. and more

    The hype is real for this year's E3. We've got a resurgent Nintendo, riding on the crest of Switch's enormous success. As a result, every publisher and their mum is trying to squeeze games onto the hybrid console faster than you can say Call of Duty (apart from, it would seem, Activision). But the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
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    • E3 2018
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  • Soapbox Why A Nintendo 64 Classic Edition Might Not Be Such A Good Idea

    Not so 'Ultra' this time round?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, our 'Man in Japan' Jon explains why Nintendo continuing the ‘classic mini’ line of retro consoles with the N64 may be one step too far... First...

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    • Retro
    • N64
  • News A Cheaper, Customisable 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' Has Launched In Japan Without A Dock

    A cheaper way to play

    Nintendo is now selling the 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' in Japan, which is essentially a fully colour-customisable Switch without a dock. This new package appears to be aimed at those who want a second Switch in their home, aiming to give customers the option to purchase a second device without having to fork over for an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Exclusive Wulverblade Is Going On Sale To Celebrate Its Biggest Update Yet

    Easy mode! Beast mode! Performance boost! Bug Fixes!

    Historical hack and slash title Wulverblade is going on sale to mark the release of version 1.1, which brings a raft of new features to the title, along with changes based on player feedback. The patch arrives Thursday and will be accompanied by a 33 percent price reduction on the US eShop...

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    Review N++

    Oops

    'Oops' is a word you’ll often see in N++, but it never quite epitomises the correct feeling of watching your tiny ninja avatar splatter into a thousand pieces from a landmine. Nor will it truly capture the frustration of watching them mulch into a pile of limbs because you missed landing a jump by a fraction. It does, however, give you a...

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    • Ninjas
  • News Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong And Super Mario Maker On 3DS Join The European 'Selects' Range

    Three great games, with great prices

    Buying copies of all your favourite first-party Nintendo games can start to get expensive; usually the company's top titles remain at full price across all stores, holding on to their value for all eternity. It is no surprise then that when games are added to the Nintendo Selects Range, offering the full game for...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Selects
    • Europe
  • News Nintendo Continues To Dominate Japan's Charts As 7 Of The Top 10 Games Are On Switch

    Although the top-selling game is on PS4...

    That Nintendo remains top dog in Japan this week in terms of sales perhaps isn't the most shocking news - the company regularly finds itself in pole position in its homeland. However, the Media Create sales figures for the 14th of May to the 20th show that a PlayStation 4 game came in at number one -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
  • News Grab Yourself Some Free Indie Gems With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    SteamWorld Dig! Runbow! Teslagrad!

    A new wave of rewards have been added to the European My Nintendo website, celebrating some of the 3DS and Wii U's best indie titles with free download offers. Of course, by "free" we mean "you'll have to spend some of those Gold Points you've been earning", but these offers do seem pretty tasty to us this time...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
  • News X Challenge In Mega Man X Legacy Collection Will Have Its Own Story Mode

    The plot thickens

    This week saw the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, but fans of the Blue Bomber have far more to look forward to this summer, with Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 due to bring the sequel series to the Switch later this summer. One of the new fe

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man X Legacy Collection
  • News Marvelous Is Working On "Unannounced" Nintendo Switch Titles

    But what could they be?

    Marvelous has revealed that it is working on new Switch titles in a recent interview with Nintendo Dream magazine in Japan. During the chat, the company was asked if it had any Switch projects underway that hadn't previously been revealed. Marvelous replied that this is indeed the case, but couldn't give any more information...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News One Of The Devs Behind Mother 3 And The Mana Series Is Working On A New Game For Switch

    And it's due to be revealed this summer

    Nintendo Switch continues to attract more and more developers to the platform, and that includes veterans who have helped create some of Nintendo's most beloved titles. Enter one Shinichi Kameoka, the man who served as a producer on Mother 3 on the Game Boy Advance, who has revealed he and his studio Brownies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Relive The Amazing Story Behind One Of Sonic's Most Beloved Outings

    Gotta recap fast

    The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in the early '90s was one of the key moments in the famous 'console war' between Sega and Nintendo, and would enable the former to challenge the latter's dominance of the global games market. Given the success of that first game, you would have imagined that a sequel was put into production without...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Named As One Of The Top 10 CEOs In The World

    Not a bad achievement

    Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has been named as one of the top CEOs in the world by Forbes, proudly reaching a top ten spot alongside some very big names indeed. There are several reasons behind his inclusion in this list, mainly regarding his efforts surrounding the successful takeover from the late Satoru...

    • Nintendo
    • Tatsumi Kimishima
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive Super Robot Wars Gaiden Deploys English Fan Translation

    Hollow Earth

    With the recent release of five Super Famicom Great Battle games still fresh in our minds, Aeon Genesis and his group are back again with a complete English translation patch for one of the most iconic games in the whole Super Robot Wars saga: Super Robot Wars Gaiden: - Masōkishin – The Lord Of Elemental. However, according to the...

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    • Super Nintendo
    • Translation
    • Super Famicom
  • News Limited Run's Doing A Saturday Morning RPG Collector's Edition You Won't Want To Miss

    Boxing clever

    Saturday Morning RPG mixed '80s nostalgia, tongue-in-cheek humour and accessible turn-based combat when it launched earlier this year, and it's now getting the physical treatment thanks to the good folks at Limited Run Games. Along with a standard physical edition (which will retail for $29.99 - that's about £22.50), the publisher is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Banner Saga 2 Raises Its Colours On Nintendo Switch With A 7th June Release Date

    More tactical goodness on Switch

    More than two years after its initial release on PC, the strategic battles of The Banner Saga 2 are set to arrive on Nintendo Switch with a release date of 7th June. Publisher Versus Evil is once again teaming up with developer Stoic Studio for the port, the role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Have A Blazkowicz With These Three Alternative Box Art Sleeves For Wolfenstein II

    Reich here, Reich now

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is just over a month away from release on Nintendo Switch, and Bethesda is already gearing up for the physical launch with three alternative covers (just in case the main one you get isn't quite enough). You can download all three direct from Bethesda right here, so you can swap out the box art...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Salty Shores Update Is Coming To Rocket League Next Week

    Grab that sunscreen

    Rocket League is very much the game that keeps on giving, with a nearly bottomless amount of post release DLC and support coming from Psyonix at a breakneck pace to keep players engaged in the bizarre soccer/car combat game. Whether it be new arenas, modes, skins, or something else, there’s always something else to look forward...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
    • DLC

Tuesday22nd May 2018

  • News Nintendo Bans Online Services For Prominent Hacker's Switch Console

    Tut tut

    It would appear that several Switch users have found themselves receiving online bans from Nintendo after attempting to hack into the console's operating system. One such user is Shiny Quagsire, a prominent member of the Nintendo Switch homebrew community, who has explained his predicament via Twitter. When trying to load up the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
  • News Nintendo Applies For New N64 Trademark - Is Another Classic Edition On The Way?

    It's only a matter of time, right?

    With the NES and SNES Classic Editions proving to be commercially successful, it's almost inevitable that Nintendo will produce another 'recooked' version of one of its vintage platforms. Given that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has just applied for an N64 trademark in Japan, one might assume that the 64-bit console...

    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Japan
  • 102

    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection

    A legacy to be proud of

    Until recently, it seemed that Capcom wasn’t all too interested in the Mega Man series, which understandably upset a lot of fans who grew up alongside the Blue Bomber. Though Mega Man has starred in a lot of games, it’s the original NES releases that arguably stand as the most iconic, which makes Mega Man Legacy...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Mega Man
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    'Meh'ga Man

    After Capcom released the initial Mega Man Legacy Collection, it seemed likely that the company would eventually release the rest of the series in another collection. Sure enough, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 came to pass, and while it mostly does the same things its predecessor did, the experimental and varying nature of the games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mega Man
  • News New Mario + Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC Trailer Introduces Rabbid Cranky And New Ways To Play

    Arrives next month

    Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer to showcase the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. Players will embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong and Rabbid Peach are present, alongside a brand new Rabbid hero,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • DLC
  • Rumour Ridley, Ice Climbers And Simon Belmot To Join The Super Smash Bros Roster

    Ridley me this

    The rumour mill is working overtime once again, this time churning up reports that three new additions will be joining the ranks for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch. Said rumour claims classic Metroid baddie Ridley, the Ice Climbers and Castlevania slayer Simon Belmont are bound for the franchise. So are these rumours really to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
  • Feature How One Man Is Turning Dead DS Lites Into Gorgeous Game Boy Advance Systems

    Say hello to the Neon Advance

    Humanity has been troubled by many great questions during its time on Earth. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Where do all those bloody odd socks go? However, none of these perplexing quandaries is more troubling than the ultimate question: which is the best Nintendo handheld for playing Game Boy Advance...

    • Features
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    • Game Boy Advance
    • Nintendo DS
    • Modding
  • Deals This Splatoon 2 amiibo Pre-order Is Totally Off The Hook

    Pearl & Marina goodness

    If you've been enjoying Splatoon 2 lately and are looking forward to the upcoming Octo Expansion, you will likely be interested in Pearl and Marina amiibo which are now available on the Nintendo UK Store for pre-ordering. Pearl is the cute and sassy MC, while Marina is the dazzling DJ genius. They are known as the pop...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • amiibo
  • Random Meet 'Super Mali', The Mario Toy You Always (Never) Wanted

    And it's not cheap, either

    Many of us likely know the feeling of sending a parent or loved one to the game store, hoping to get the latest and greatest product upon their return, only to end up receiving a broken copy of Fifa 2002 and a knock-off 'Pokémon Sparkly Glitter Version' instead of the real deal. Well, here's an article especially for you...

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    • Toys
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Adventures of Elena Temple

    Play a classic you never knew existed

    Before the arrival of extensive open-world gaming, cutting-edge 3D graphics and online multiplayer connectivity, video games were much more humble. Life was simpler and the games of yesteryear were a reflection of this. The Adventures of Elena Temple by GrimTalin is for anyone who has a yearning for the past...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Adventures of Elena Temple
  • News Atlus Insists It Is Still "Hard At Work" On Persona Q2 For Nintendo 3DS

    But that's about it

    Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Daroach Is Coming To Kirby Star Allies This Summer

    Squad up

    A few days ago, we shared with you a teaser from Nintendo of Japan showing off a silhouette of one of the characters planned for an inclusion in the upcoming summer update that’ll be adding in more Dream Friends to Kirby Star Allies. There were plenty of good guesses as to who the character would be, and now Nintendo of Japan has revealed...

    • Kirby Star Allies
    • DLC
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Drum Roll, Please - Gal Metal Is Coming To Western Switch Consoles This Year

    Axe to grind

    Long-time fans of the site will know that we've carried a torch for Gal Metal for some time now; we've covered the Japanese release of the game, spoken to the man behind it and kept out fingers crossed that it would hit a wider audience at some point soon. That time has come as XSEED and Marvelous Europe have confirmed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Twin-Stick Switch Shooter Sleep Tight Arrives On 26th July With 12 Playable Characters

    40 winks

    Following on from its reveal back in November, developer We Are Fuzzy has revealed the cutesy twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight will awaken on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 26th July. Not only that, but the game - which has been designed by developers with experience at Bungie, Ubisoft and Pixar - will come with 12 unique playable kids you can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Another Glimpse Into The Wacky Levels Of Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Ballin'

    Nintendo has slowly but surely been drip-feeding new details about the hotly anticipated Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2. The latest video shows a new escort mission, where you'll be guiding a ball through a maze, using both your steady stream of ink and various contraptions around the course like a larger than life version of Mouse Trap...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Video
  • News Visual Novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! Will Make A Splash On Switch In The West

    Under the sea

    Nintendo Switch users in the West rejoice, because Sekai Project has just confirmed Check out the game's opening sequence above. Will you be adding this aquatic love story to your Switch collection in 2018? Share your thoughts below...visual novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! will be getting the localisation treatment with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Sonic Fans, Rejoice - Puma Has Answered Your Twisted Prayers With These Garish Trainers

    Note: speed not included

    Sonic is easily one of the most appealing video game characters ever created, and like his erstwhile rival Mario, has made his way onto plenty of questionable merchandise over the years. However, one product we perhaps weren't expecting was a pair of Puma trainers featuring imagery associated with the Blue Blur himself. The...

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    • Sega
    • Merchandise
  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Locked In For A 6th September Launch In Japan

    Sky Love is also joining the roster

    It's been revealed that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will be getting a 6th September release in Japan, a day earlier than the 7th September date previously confirmed for Europe and North America. The official release date was confirmed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Along with the news on the date for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Gorogoa Is Getting An Update, Adding In An Extra Puzzle From The Original Demo

    More free stuff!

    Unusual artistic puzzler Gorogoa has proved a strange yet popular addition to Nintendo Switch's growing library, and owners of the game is getting some extra content today via a free update across all platforms. The update will patch in the original demo for the game, providing access to a puzzle that wasn't included in the final...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update

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