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  • News Valve Makes Hori Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Controller Compatible With Steam In Latest Update

    Play like a pro

    It was a pleasant surprise when Nintendo originally made the Hori Pokkén Tournament DX Pro Controller compatible with multiple other Switch games - enabling the use of it in the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and even Sonic Mania. In general, it's been

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Hori
    • Random
    • Valve
  • News Nintendo Takes Legal Action Against Two Notorious Arizona-Based ROM Websites

    Serious business

    Nintendo has reportedly filed a lawsuit at the federal court in the US state of Arizona earlier this week, with the publisher calling out two ROM and emulator websites - allegedly owned by the same Arizona-based company - for unfair competition as well as copyright and trademark infringement. Nintendo is requesting statutory damages...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • Guide The Best Zelda Games - Every Legend Of Zelda Game Ranked

    Where does your favourite sit in the list?

    Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic at this point, and many remain fixed as best games on the console that parented them. With that in mind, just how do you rank them from best to worst without going utterly,...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 21st)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another weekend is upon us, which naturally means that it's time for another Talking Point feature! If you're lucky enough to have some free time over the next few days, you may well be planning to sink some of it into your favourite Nintendo games - which is exactly what Team NL is going to do! We've got...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Video Here's A Look At The Mega Man: Fully Charged Animated Series

    "It's time to go mega!"

    The first trailer for the television animation, Mega Man: Fully Charged, has been shown at the San Diego Comic-Con. The show is based on the classic games, with season one running for ten episodes in total.  The story is about Aki Light – a schoolboy who can transform into a powerful hero known as Mega Man. When...

    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • Animation
    • Comic-Con
  • News Yooka-Laylee Joins The Battle In Brawlout On Nintendo Switch

    A new challenger has appeared!

    If you didn’t pay much attention to Brawlout when it was originally released on the Switch eShop at the end of last year, perhaps now you will. Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee has just been revealed as the latest guest fighter for the game. Based on the trailer below, it looks like the deadly duo will have all of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dress Up As Link When Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Arrives On Switch This August

    Doing the DLC rounds

    Following yesterday’s announcement The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild would crossover with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Capcom has now confirmed its own Breath of the Wild DLC for Monster Hunter XX will be made available in the western version of the title - 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
    • Breath of the Wild

YesterdayFri, 20th Jul 2018

  • News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Will Have Extra Requirements To Take On Gyms

    "You shall not pass!"

    It's pretty safe to say that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are shaking up the core franchise in ways that we've never seen before. From the way you catch your favourite critters to the way you travel around the lovable Kanto region, things are playing out a little differently this time around - and Gyms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo's Bill Trinen Discusses The Possibility Of Smash Bros. Ultimate Demo And DLC

    A global test-smash?

    Despite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's crazy reveal segment at E3, which could quite easily have been its own feature film (almost), there's still an awful lot of details yet to be discovered - and a fair few secrets still being held back, we imagine. One interesting question is whether or not the game will receive a demo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Latest Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Update Adds Free Breath Of The Wild Content

    Head back to the track

    Following the recent Nintendo Labo updates for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, along with the announcement, even more, was on the way, Nintendo has now added free 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mario Kart
    • Zelda
  • Talking Point Should Nintendo Keep Releasing DLC For Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

    Or is it time for an all-new game?

    We shouldn't really have been all that shocked about new DLC content arriving in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – after all, Nintendo told us it would happen a week ago. As one of the company's biggest-selling recent hits it's understandable that Nintendo wants to extend the longevity of Mario K

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • DLC
  • Rumour Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Website Lists Nintendo Switch In Pre-Order Section

    The worst kept secret?

    Back in April, we reported a remaster of the original Spyro The Dragon PS1 trilogy would be arriving this September. At the time, the game was only announced for the PS4 and Xbox One, with no mention of the Nintendo Switch or even PC. This announcement followed with a listing on Nintendo’s s

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Spyro
    • Spyro The Dragon
    • Activision
  • Hands On Starlink Scratches That Star Fox Itch, But We're Not Sure Who It's For

    Getting to grips with Ubisoft's space shooter at Comic-Con 2018

    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a homage to the sci-fi games of right this very second. Or, you could also choose to see Starlink as mostly a rip-off. Or instead, maybe as a really cute entry point into planet spelunking spaceship genre. After some hands-on time with the game at the San...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Starlink
    • Star Fox
  • News Fortnite Is Celebrating Its First Birthday With Free In-Game Cosmetic Items

    Grab some free stuff!

    In just a few days (24th July, to be exact), global phenomenon Fortnite is celebrating its first birthday. Considering you can barely turn a computer on or look at your phone for five seconds without seeing the game pop up on your news feeds, it's pretty surprising that it's only been around for a year, but we're about to get...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Hardware Review GameShell Is A Modular And Hackable Take On The Classic Game Boy

    Build it, and they will come

    We don't mind admitting that we're absolute suckers for handhelds here at Nintendo Life, so it's hardly surprising that the GameShell caught our attention late last year. Described as a hackable open-source console, it raised $290,429 on Kickstarter and is now reaching the hands of backers. We were lucky enough to get an...

    • Hardware Review
    • Features
    • GameShell
  • News Hamster's Neo Geo Hot Streak On The Switch eShop Continues With Six New Confirmed Games

    Will it ever stop?

    Did you know that Hamster is the Switch's number one publisher when it comes to sheer volume of titles available on the console? And it's showing no sign of slowing down any time soon with the reveal of the next six upcoming titles.  The King of Fighters ‘97 Prehistoric Isle 2 Metal Slug 4

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Hamters
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Nintendo And Moleskine Team Up For Smart-Looking Range Of Mario Accessories

    A 1-Up in the stationery department

    Finding merchandise with Mario's glorious face plastered across it for all to see is pretty easy these days, with even the most mainstream of stores getting in on the Nintendo merch-selling act. Finding little Mario accessories that have a sense of sophistication and elegance, however, isn't usually quite as...

    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
    • Accessories
  • News Dishonored And Prey Developer Arkane Studios Seeking Developers With Knowledge Of Switch

    Could a Switch project be on the way?

    Arkane Studios, the French developer behind titles like Dishonored, Dishonored 2, and Prey, has listed a job advertisement which asks that applicants have knowledge of Switch development kits. The studio has never released a title on a Nintendo platform, with Call of Duty: World at War's online multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arkane Studios
  • Video Sonic Mania Plus Team Explain Reasoning Behind Physical Release

    For the fans

    In the latest Sonic Mania Plus developer diary, the focus was on design and also how the game got a special edition in the form of a physical release. The game’s lead developer, Christian Whitehead, said there was high demand for a retail version:  So, there was so much demand for a physical version of Sonic Mania that we...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • SEGA
  • News Niantic Outlines Hard-Hitting Three-Strike Policy For Pokémon GO Cheaters

    Making things fair and square

    Pokémon GO developer Niantic has offered some clarification on its policies for players who cheat their way to success in the game. The mobile sensation will make use of a three-strike system made up of warnings and further punishments in an attempt to "provide multiple opportunities to change their...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Golden Sun And Shining Force Illustrator Passes Away

    Thanks for the memories

    Siliconera is reporting Hiroshi Kajiyama - the illustrator of the Golden Sun series – has passed away. His son made the announcement on his father's Twitter account on Saturday. The notice did not reveal the cause of death or how old he was. Kajiyama started out in the video game industry in the 1990s and was known for his...

    • Golden Sun
    • Shining Force
    • Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • News Stardew Valley's Multiplayer Update Secures PC Release Date, One Step Closer On Switch?

    And a new trailer

    Stardew Valley's extremely highly anticipated multiplayer update has finally secured a release date on PC after months of public beta testing. The update will arrive in complete form for PC users on 1st August, as seen in the trailer above, and is still "coming soon" for Switch and other platforms. The fact that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Stardew Valley
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sausage Sports Club

    Paws for sport

    There’s no denying it - Sausage Sports Club is a very silly game. And it knows it, too. There’s no grand operatic story or a deep levelling system with myriad RPG mechanics. This is a party game, plain and simple. A party game where lots of animals with impossibly long necks attempt to bash, dash and stomp their way to minigame...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Sausage Sports Club
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    Switch eShop

    Review VSR: Void Space Racing

    Now this is pod racing!

    Despite our clever Episode I reference in the tag-line, to understand VSR: Void Space Racing you need to forget everything you know about the physics in the Star Wars movies; the only sci-fi that can help you here is The Expanse. While we're not saying you need a Newtonian Physics degree to pilot these ships, having...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • VSR Void Space Racing
  • News Dungeon Crawler Unexplored: Unlocked Edition Secures August Switch Release

    All DLC included

    A little while ago, we exclusively revealed that top-down roguelike title Unexplored: Unlocked Edition was making its way to Nintendo Switch. The game has now received a confirmed release date for the platform, heading your way on 9th August. The game features intense melee combat with players fighting off goblins, trollers,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2's Octoling amiibo Hit Japanese Stores On 9th November

    Update: Europe confirmed, too!

    Update: As if to lovingly prove us right, Nintendo France has shared this tweet to confirm a European release on the same day. North America is very much expected to follow suit. Original Article: Nintendo has revealed that the lovely Octoling set of amiibo for Splatoon 2 will land in Japan this November. To...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • Splatoon 2
  • Video SNK Heroines Story Trailer Reveals Cast Are Being Held Captive

    Fight for freedom

    We already knew SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy contained suggestive themes, and now a new trailer highlighting the game’s story reaffirms this. It turns out the all-female cast of fighters have been kidnapped by a mysterious individual a few months after The King of Fighters tournament. Waking up in a mansion, the girls are now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Mania Lead Talks About The Fan Service Magic That Makes The Game Tick

    How do you make a Sonic game for the fans?

    With Sonic Mania Plus' recent release on Switch, it feels fitting to allow ourselves another chance to bask in the nostalgia-filled glory the original game presented. Sonic games can be a touchy subject to talk about, with fans of the series liking and disliking different elements of each - and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
  • Random Jam Out To This Bluegrass Rendition of Pokémon Red And Blue's "Team Rocket Hideout" Song

    A classic game tune, reinvented

    The Hit Points are a musical group made up of a bunch of talented individuals who specialise in bluegrass performances. If you haven't heard of this genre before, it's derived from American roots music. In the above video, you can listen to the group performing the “Team Rocket Hideout” Pokémon song...

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    • Pokemon
    • Music
    • Video Games
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Thursday19th Jul 2018

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Role playing greats

    What are the best Nintendo Switch RPGs? That's the age-old question – and one that we aim to answer in this guide. We've scoured the eShop, our own reviews, and user reviews to come up with this definitive list of what we consider to be the very best Nintendo Switch RPGs. Before we let you get on with reading though, let's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Says That Super Smash Bros. Ultimate "Could Ruin" Future Games

    But he's not thinking about what's next

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a ridiculously ambitious project, cramming in perhaps the largest, most diverse, yet surprisingly well-rounded character roster of superstar video game names that we've ever seen. While being a fantastic prospect for gaming fans at the moment, it no doubt causes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Nindies Respond To Nintendo Releasing High Volume Of Games On Switch eShop

    Fast times

    A bunch of Nindie developers recently spoke to IGN about Nintendo’s plans to release around 20 to 30 games on the Switch eShop per week.  The developer of Mutant Mudds, Jools Watsham, said he couldn’t see how the move would be positive for any of the involved parties, but did believe it was essentially out of Nintendo’s...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • News Unreal Engine Update “Significantly” Improves Nintendo Switch Development

    Stability not included

    The Unreal Engine is known for powering plenty of games on the Nintendo Switch. With this in mind, Epic has just released version 4.20 of the Unreal Engine. This iteration "significantly" improves Nintendo Switch development with performance and memory enhancements. The technical rundown is below: Support for Dynamic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Unreal Engine
    • Epic Games
  • News Enter The Gungeon's Free Expansion Is Now Live With Bucket Loads Of New Content

    Base game is 50% off, too!

    Enter the Gungeon’s "massive" free expansion 'Advanced Gungeons & Draguns' is now available to download on Nintendo Switch. Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns is a huge new chunk of content that aims to extend and refine the original game with new features and more variety. Master...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Japanese Man Arrested By Police For Selling Modified Pokémon GO Plus Accessories

    Says he didn't realise it was illegal

    Japanese authorities have reportedly arrested a 37-year-old man from Japan's Chiba prefecture for selling Pokémon GO Plus modification services. Despite claiming that he didn't know his activities were illegal, the man was arrested for violating Nintendo’s trademark by offering a Pokémon GO Plus...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Japan
    • Legal
  • Nintendo Download 19th July (North America)

    Mega Man X Legacy! Pool Panic! City Connection... again!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. Have a read down below and you're bound to find something that'll get your bank balance shaking with fear. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Mega Man X Legacy...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS eShop
    • North America
  • News Mattel Is Releasing Mario Kart Themed Hot Wheels Racers

    A match made in heaven

    We might have seen Super Mario themed Hot Wheels racers in the past, but Mattel’s latest collaboration with Nintendo takes it to the next level. According to Comicbook.com, the toy manufacturer is releasing a new line of Hot Wheels cars based on Nintendo’s long-running racer, Mario Kart. The series will feature eight...

    • Nintendo
    • Mattel
    • Hot Wheels
    • Mario
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  • Guide Fortnite Basketball Courts & Hoops Locations - Score A Basket On Different Hoops Explained

    He shoots, he scores

    Score A Basket On Different Hoops is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite. To achieve this, you'll have to find the Basketball Courts & Hoops

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Fortnite
  • News Tingle Was Going To Star In A Horror Game Until It Got Axed And Replaced By Dillon’s Rolling Western

    When paths collide

    As much as Tingle divides The Legend of Zelda fanbase, the stories he continues to provide the Nintendo community are priceless. During a chat with Kotaku about Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe revealed the quirky fairy hopeful - starting out in Majora’s Mask - was going to be the star of a...

    • Tingle
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Dillon
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • Nintendo Download 19th July (Europe)

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

    Another week, another eShop update! Expect plenty of new games, DLC updates and discounts on the eShops in your region - there's bound to be something down below that'll whet your gaming appetite. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential...

    • Nintendo Download
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    • 3DS eShop
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  • News Taiko Drum Master Edges Closer To Official Western Release With New Trademarks

    Bringing the beats

    Just a couple of weeks ago, an Australian classification board listing appeared for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘N’ Fun! (known as Taiko: Drum Master in the west), suggesting that the game would be making it out of Japan to other territories. Now we have even more cause for excitement, however, as a whole new batch of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review West of Loathing

    You got a perk: Stupidly Good

    It takes a lot of courage to design, program, and release a game with an intentionally crude and simplistic art style, but when you’re basing it off a browser game from 2003, that’s just what you’ve got to do. West of Loathing is an almost entirely monochrome stick figure RPG that hides not only...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • West of Loathing
  • News PAW Patrol: On A Roll Brings Nickelodeon's Hit TV Series To Switch And 3DS This October

    Based on the popular show

    Bandai Namco and Outright Games have revealed that PAW Patrol: On A Roll - a game based on the popular pre-school TV series - will be heading to Switch this October. With 16 daring adventures featuring all eight beloved heroic rescue pups and Ryder, this game will no doubt please the little ones in your life who are glued...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review GALAK-Z: Variant S

    A-Tak is the best form of defence

    Galak-Z: The Dimensional was something of a cult hit back in 2015; after sizeable pre-release hype it launched on the PlayStation 4 to decent reviews, with many praising its tough arcade gameplay and eye-catching anime stylings. However, it perhaps didn't reach the audience it deserved to, and following the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Galak-Z
  • Guide Fortnite - Search Between An Oasis, Rock Archway, And Dinosaurs Explained

    Treasure hunt

    Search between an Oasis, Rock Archway, and Dinosaurs is one of the Battle Pass Challenges in Season 5 of Fortnite.  Complete it and you'll earn Battle Stars that will help bo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Fortnite
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    Switch eShop

    Review Heroki

    A peaceful flight

    Originally released on smartphones back in 2015, Heroki is an example of a game where a mobile-to-Switch port really does make sense. A happy, colourful hero flies around in a happy, colourful world, all inside an adventure that sits somewhere between Yoshi’s Woolly World and indie hit Owlboy on the gameplay spectrum. It has...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Heroki
  • News Support Your Favourite Octopath Traveler Character With These Printable Switch Covers

    All eight available

    If you've grabbed yourself a copy of Octopath Traveler in physical form over the last few days, you might be quite excited to see this latest gift from the North American My Nintendo store. To celebrate the game's release and its eight playable characters, Nintendo is offering eight different covers for your physical box, each...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • News "Brutal" FPS Polygod Gets Fired Up For August Release On Switch

    With a minimalist design and gyro controls

    Krafted Games has announced that its minimalist, randomly-generated FPS Polygod is headed to Nintendo Switch next month. The game is set to feature a "brutal" difficulty curve, epic boss fights, and arena-shooter style action in local multiplayer and online vs/co-op multiplayer modes. Polygod offers a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Nintendo Has Its Own Table Tennis Team With Famicom-Inspired Kit

    And now we want one

    We all know and love the products that come flying out of Nintendo HQ, but most of us have no clue what actually happens inside those blessed halls. As it turns out, one thing that seems to take place is a spot of table tennis - and wow do the staff play in style! Former Nintendo employee Masaaki Sano has shared...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Memorrha, A Puzzle Game In The Style Of The Witness, Is Coming To Switch In 2019

    Challenging and beautiful

    It was only yesterday our hopes were shot down when it was revealed the team behind the critically-acclaimed title, The Witness, had moved onto new projects. Fortunately, it appears Korion Games is more than happy to fill the void with its own beautiful and challenging 3D puzzle game, Memorrha, when it arrives on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Memorrha
  • Video Telltale Releases New Trailer For The Walking Dead: The Final Season

    Clem is in danger

    Last month, Telltale Games confirmed ‘The Final Season’ of The Walking Dead video game series would be arriving on the Switch in late 2018. Now, a new trailer has been released, briefly highlighting the school Clementine stumbles upon. Here she will start a new life as the leader of a young group of survivors while...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch Upcoming Releases
    • Telltale
    • The Walking Dead
  • News Keep Up The Pace In Speed Brawl, A Momentum-Based Fighter Coming To Switch

    New gameplay trailer has arrived

    Kongregate has revealed the first gameplay trailer for Speed Brawl - a "fisticuff brawling" game that we first reported on just a couple of months ago. Speed Brawl is said to be fast and hard-hitting in its combat, with players needing to focus on building and keeping momentum while simultaneously managing their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video New Trailer Shows Off LEGO DC Super-Villain's Bonkers Character Customisation

    And exclusive gifts for US buyers

    Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for LEGO DC Super-Villains, giving us a good look at some of the crazy character customisation options we can expect to see in the game. As you can see above, the trailer focuses on the character creator feature present in the game. A player’s character becomes the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Gal Metal's Physical 'World Tour' Edition Will Add Extra Songs And Characters

    Rock on

    XSEED Games has revealed some fresh details for Gal Metal's upcoming western release on Nintendo Switch, detailing exactly what fans can expect in the physical edition. For anyone not in the know, Gal Metal is a rhythm game exclusively designed for Switch that turns your Joy-Cons into drumsticks. You can hold a Joy-Con in each hand to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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