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TodayFri, 10th Apr 2020

  • News Mojang Delayed Minecraft Dungeons To Deliver "A Better End Product"

    And to ensure the team was proud of its work

    Next month on 26th May, Minecraft Dungeons will finally be released on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms including Xbox Game Pass. It was actually due to arrive this month but was delayed at the last minute. Why was this? Speaking to Eurogamer recently, Mojang's executive producer David...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • News China Bans Sales Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons In Suspected Censorship Scuffle

    Political messages most likely the cause

    Imported sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been banned in China, it has been reported. The instruction filtered through Alibaba's e-commerce platform Taobao to sellers yesterday (April 9th) and is expected to come into full effect today. According to screenshots posted online by Taobao sellers, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • China
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Is Running A Special Max Raid Battle Event This Easter

    Gotta hatch 'em all

    From now until 16th April, Pokémon Sword and Shield is hosting a special max raid battle event themed around Easter. It'll be focused on egg exclusive Pokémon, and will seemingly include pocket monsters such as Togepi, Cleffa, Riolu, and Pichu. There's no additional information just yet, but with any luck, all of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The Cooking Mama: Cookstar Website Is Selling Physical Copies You Can "Purchase With Confidence"

    Trust Mama

    If you're still at all interested in picking up a copy of Cooking Mama: Cookstar on the Nintendo Switch after all the commotion, but can't seem to find one, publisher Planet Entertainment is now selling physical copies for $59.99 USD on the game's official website. Here's the apparent reason behind this decision: Planet Entertainment

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Cooking Mama
  • News Super Mario And Levi's Join Forces For A Mushroom Kingdom Clothing Collaboration

    Update: Now available in the US and Canada

    Update (Fri 10th Apr, 2020 04:30 BST): Levi's Super Mario clothing range is now available in the US and Canada. Check out its online store to see the full range and prices. Update (Wed 11th Mar, 2020 10:00 GMT): A second teasing tweet from Levi's has shown off another couple of items set to join the...

    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
  • News Demand For The Switch And Ring Fit Adventure In Japan Is Absolutely Crazy Right Now

    Even lotteries to buy the products are causing chaos

    As you've likely heard, there have been Nintendo Switch and Ring Fit Adventure shortages around the globe for months on end. Over in Japan, though, the situation sounds like it's got even worse. As highlighted by Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad, the Japanese retailer Yamada Denki...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ring Fit Adventure
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo "Unwilling" To Confirm If 88-Year-Old Grandma Has Her Own Character In Animal Crossing

    Was it all just a coincidence?

    Last week, there was a story doing the rounds about an 88-year-old grandmother named Audrey Buchanan, who received a brand new themed Switch after she became famous for clocking up more than 3,500 hours in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
  • News Take To The Skies In Hamster's Latest Arcade Archives Release MX5000

    A Konami shmup

    Hamster has added another Arcade Archives game to the Switch eShop. This time around, it's Konami's 1987 shoot 'em up, MX5000 (otherwise known as FLAK ATTACK). Like previous releases, this one will set you back $7.99 / £6.29 and supports up to two players. You'll take control of "the latest fighter aircraft" of the Roufanis...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Konami
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Nintendo Tweets About Splatoon 2's April Update, Then Deletes It

    Promises "minor adjustments to a variety of weapons"

    It seems like someone at Nintendo HQ got a little ahead of themselves with regards to a social network post for an upcoming Splatoon 2 update. A tweet went out today which mentioned a patch containing "minor adjustments to a variety of weapons" for the popular online shooter, but the tweet was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates

YesterdayThu, 9th Apr 2020

  • News The Pokémon Company Threatens To "Permanently Ban" Players Who Deliberately Disconnect From Battles

    Laying down the law

    Last week, news surfaced about an exploit in Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch, which allowed players to disconnect from competitive matches right before their opponent could take out the victory. This also stopped players from losing or gaining points. It seems The Pokémon Company has now confirmed all of this and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Nintendo's Huge Spring Sale Gets Even Bigger, Lots Of Top Switch Games Discounted (Europe)

    Update: Lots of new games added

    Update (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 14:35 BST): Nintendo has added even more offers to its already-huge Spring sale on Nintendo Switch. This time around, some of the console's biggest games like Zelda, Donkey Kong and Astral Chain have been reduced. We've grabbed some of the highlights for you below, but more deals can be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Guide The Best Animal Crossing: New Horizons Custom Designs On The Internet - Zelda, Pokémon and More

    Deck yourself out in the best designs the web has to offer

    The ability to make and share your own custom designs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (or import designs from Animal Crossing: New Leaf via the NookLink app) has given the Animal Crossing community another chance to showcase its creativity.

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch 'Update Data' Maintenance Scheduled For Later This Month

    Not a stability update, then?

    We like to imagine Nintendo's maintenance process looks a little something like this Nintendo has confirmed an upcoming spot of network maintenance which could have a minor impact on Switch's online services. On Monday 20th April from 6pm - 8pm PT (that's 3am - 5am the following morning CEST), maintenance is planned...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • FAQ Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pitfall Seeds - How To Find And Craft Pitfall Seeds In New Horizons

    Get crafty

    Veterans of the the Animal Crossing series may be wondering where to find Pitfall Seeds in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, or even if they're in the game at all. Well, we're pleased to confirm that the nuisance item is present and correct in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Switch. Below we will give a quick overview of what Pitfall...

    • FAQ
    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Sword And Shield Mythical Pokémon Zarude Will Learn A Brand New Move At Level 90

    And it looks pretty epic

    The Pokémon Company has teased a new piece of information for the upcoming mythical creature, Zarude. The Pokémon, which still isn't available to obtain in Pokémon Sword and Shield on Switch, will learn a brand new move called 'Jungle Healing' when it reaches Level 90. The move recovers HP and status conditions of Zarude...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Animal Crossing Villagers Are Now Referencing Brewster, Is A Coffee Shop Update Imminent?

    There's nothing like a fresh brew

    If Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't the first entry you've played in Nintendo's lifestyle simulation series before, you'll probably know that quite a lot is missing from the game in its current state. While there's no guarantee certain characters and buildings will return, recently discovered villager dialogue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Review Cooking Mama: Cookstar - Definitely Needed More Time In The Oven

    Undercooked

    It’s been rather fascinating to follow the slowly unfolding trainwreck of Cooking Mama: Cookstar over the past week or so. What began as an innocuous and unassuming new release in a beloved series has quickly grabbed headlines after its mysterious and sudden disappearance from storefronts. Conspiracy theories around copyright...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Cooking Mama: Cookstar
  • Reminder CIRCLE Entertainment's Switch Spring Sale Ends Today, 16 Games Reduced

    Get up to 80% off!

    Update (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 09:30 BST): Just as a quick reminder, today is the final day of CIRCLE Entertainment's Switch eShop spring sale. If you're wanting to get your hands on any of the games below at reduced prices, make sure to download them today. Original Article (Mon 23rd Mar, 2020 14:45 GMT): CIRCLE Entertainment has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Reminder Abylight's Switch And 3DS Sale Ends Today, Up To 50% Off Select Games (North America)

    Including Hyper Light Drifter

    Update (Thu 9th Apr, 2020 16:00 BST): Abylight's Switch and 3DS sale ends today. If you're thinking of grabbing any of these games at their discounted prices, this is your last chance! Original Article (Mon 30th Mar, 2020 17:00 BST): Publisher Abylight has kickstarted a brand new sale across Nintendo Switch and 3DS,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair Update Makes The Final Stage Easier To Beat

    And it's completely optional

    The folks over at Playtonic Games have unleashed several announcements for the Yooka-Laylee series of games, including an important update for Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. The first announcement regards Impossible Lair's erm... impossible lair, with a new update allowing players to dial down the difficulty if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Playtonic Games
  • News 11% Of Witcher 3 Sales Last Year Were For The Nintendo Switch

    Equates to about 700,000 units

    The most ambitious third-party game we've seen on the Nintendo Switch so far is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition. CD Projekt Red and port specialist Saber Interactive released the entirety of the game on a single card (DLC and all), and in terms of gameplay – it's the exact same experience offered on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • The Witcher 3
    • Sales
  • Nintendo Download 9th April (North America)

    Gunbrick: Reloaded, Black Rainbow and Path of Giants!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop: 12 Labours of Hercules II: The...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 9th April (Europe)

    Disaster Report 4! Battle Princess Madelyn!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Disaster Report 4: Summer...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Rhythm Heaven Creator Asks Fans To Show Their Support For A Switch Release

    "Raise your voice together"

    Alongside the WarioWare games, probably one of the weirder but strangely addictive series Nintendo has released over the years is Rhythm Heaven. While the original Game Boy Advance title was never localised, the west did end up receiving the DS sequel followed by Rhythm Heaven Fever on the Wii, and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rhythm Heaven
  • News Banana Trees Are Being Added To Stardew Valley's Next Update

    The mango was runner-up

    Stardew Valley creator Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone recently ran a poll asking the game's player base what fruit tree it would like to see added to the popular farming simulator and bananas managed to take out a narrow victory against mango, avocado, and passionfruit. To celebrate, Barone showed off a picture of a Stardew...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Playtonic Games Isn't Working On A New Banjo-Kazooie Game, Despite The Rumours

    "They're rumours."

    Ever since Banjo and Kazooie were officially confirmed as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighters last summer, rumours and speculation surrounding new games and remasters for Rare's legendary series have been doing the rounds online. One such rumour suggests that Playtonic, a studio housing plenty of ex-Rare staff, is helping Rare,...

    • Playtonic Games
    • Banjo Kazooie
  • Video What Is XCOM 2? Publisher 2K Games Tells You Everything You Need To Know

    The award-winning strategy game comes to Switch

    First revealed in last month's Nintendo Direct presentation, XCOM 2: Collection is headed to Nintendo Switch on 29th May. Fans who have played this critically-acclaimed strategy title on other platforms will know exactly why this new release presents cause for excitement, but just in case you've never...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Notorious "Video Nasty" Cannibal Holocaust Is Getting An Interactive Sequel On Switch

    Directed and written by Ruggero Deodato himself

    In 1980, Italian director Ruggero Deodato made cinematic history with the release of Cannibal Holocaust, a film in which a documentary crew goes missing while investigating cannibal tribes in the Amazon rainforest. The movie – which laid down the foundations of the 'found footage' genre which would...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Tower-Defence Game Dungeon Of The Endless Comes To Switch With A 20% Launch Discount

    And there's a Signature Edition, too!

    Playdigious has revealed the Switch release date for Dungeon of the Endless, a game brought to Nintendo's platform in partnership with SEGA and Amplitude Studios. It'll be available from 15th May with a launch discount to boot. The game is a roguelike tower-defence title which sees you and your team of heroes...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "Intense" Cyberpunk Roguelite Danger Scavenger Revealed For Nintendo Switch

    Launches later this year

    Danger Scavenger, a brand new cyberpunk-themed roguelike, is headed to Nintendo Switch and other platforms this year. Said to be an "intense" affair, Danger Scavenger has players joining up with The Scavengers, a group of outcasts who intend to overthrow evil corporations that rule over the game's dystopian setting...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News EGX, The UK's Biggest Games Show, Confirms 2020 Event In London

    Dates and location revealed

    The UK's biggest gaming expo, EGX, is set to return to London this September. Event organisers Gamer Network and ReedPOP have revealed that the show will once again be held at ExCeL London, tentatively scheduled to take place from 17th - 20th September. As you may know, ExCeL London is currently leading the way in...

    • EGX
    • EGX 2020
    • Events

Wednesday8th Apr 2020

  • News This Nintendo Switch Dock Looks Just Like A Mini GameCube, Comes With Four Controller Ports

    Perfect for Smash on the go?

    We've seen an awful lot of third-party Nintendo Switch docks come and go over the years, but this one might just win you over if you're a Super Smash Bros. fan. The 'Power-Bay' from Taiwan-based accessory maker Brook works just like the official Nintendo Switch dock, but as you can see from the images on this page, it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameCube
    • Accessories
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Villager Potentially Leaks Museum Art Gallery Update

    Could the art gallery be coming back?!

    Ever since the game launched last month, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have been wondering where the series' famous art gallery has gotten to. An ever-present feature of previous games, the art gallery has been a much-loved part of Blathers' museum - fake paintings and all - but it's nowhere to be seen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Ubisoft Is Hosting A Major Switch eShop Easter Sale, Great Savings On Top Games

    Hop on over and grab a bargain

    Easter might be as good as cancelled this year, but that won't stop Ubisoft from celebrating it anyway with some egg-cellent sales on the Switch eShop. Its 'Egg-tastic' sale, taking place in North America and Europe, reduces certain games by up to 82%. This sale runs until 21st April in North America and until 29th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • Random This Animal Crossing Island Is Probably As Close As We'll Get To A New EarthBound Game

    Onett in paradise

    Last week, we heard how a creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons player recreated Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, and now this week, a Japanese player has transformed their island paradise into a place that looks similar to

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • EarthBound
    • Mother
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Is Getting Classic Characters, But Confusion Reigns Over Release Date

    Update: Publisher weighs in on release date leak

    Update: Intriguingly, publisher DotEmu has now sent us a press release stating that the release date listed on the Nintendo eShop "is not correct", going on to say that it is releasing "soon". Similarly, the studio has taken to Twitter saying that it "cannot confirm" the release date. Here's DotEmu's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player Commits To Two Whole Weeks Of Non-Stop Livestreaming

    That's 336 hours!

    There's been a lot of talk lately about how Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived at the perfect time, helping us to occupy ourselves and escape from the craziness of the real world at the moment. Being stuck indoors means that plenty of us have been playing the game for hours and hours, but we're guessing you haven't been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Team17 Is Publishing Hokko Life On PC, And It Sure Gives Us Animal Crossing Vibes

    Right down to the Animalese!

    Team17 has confirmed that it is bringing Wonderscope's Hokko Life to PC. Described as a "colourful community life simulator", Hokko Life lets players "create, craft, and explore" within the town of Hokko, interacting with its animal inhabitants, catching bugs, fishing, building houses and even creating unique items –...

    • Team17
    • Animal Crossing
  • Random PS5 Controller's Create Button Looks Honkingly Familiar

    What else could that symbol mean?

    Yesterday, Sony revealed the upcoming PlayStation 5's brand new controller, the DualSense. Our chums over at Push Square have details on everything you need to know about if you're thinking of grabbing a PS5 later this year, but we couldn't help but notice one small - and very silly - detail ourselves. Actually...

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    • Random
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing: New Horizons Surpasses Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Lifetime Physical Sales

    3 million in three weeks

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 30th March - 5th April, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still having a wonderful time at the top. The game sold an estimated 423,367 copies in the region last week, taking its Japanese physical sales total to just over 3 million. Amazingly, this means that -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • Guide Where To Preorder The Totally Adorable LEGO Super Mario Sets

    Update: New options appear

    Update: It would appear that early bundles of the Super Mario LEGO Starter Course have sold out at the official LEGO store, so we've scoured the internet for more options for you. You'll find a selection of alternative retailers and new LEGO store options below. It's finally happened: the union that kids (and big kids)...

    • Guides
    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
  • News Switch Stock Shortage Is Pushing Buyers Towards PS4 and Xbox One, Claims Retailer

    Sales jumped 150% in March

    The Nintendo Switch is in high demand right now, but stock is hard to come by – and that's causing buyers to turn to other options. Covering the recent announcement by Nintendo that Switch stock would be limited to those who had placed reservations in Japan this week, Gamesindustry.biz expanded on the situation, stating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Coronavirus
    • PS4
    • Xbox One
  • News Dragon Marked For Death Is No Longer Exclusive To The Nintendo Switch

    And sales have surpassed 120,000 units

    Earlier last month, Inti Creates announced its side-scrolling action-RPG Dragon: Marked for Death would be receiving a massive update on 21st April, bumping it up to version 3.0.0. On the same day as this, the game will officially lose its exclusivity to Switch – with the developer announcing it would be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Inti Creates
  • Mini Review Ty the Tasmanian Tiger HD - A Competent Remaster That Lacks Bite

    The real tiger king?

    Two of the biggest trends in gaming right now are developers making use of Kickstarter campaigns and studios bringing back their classic, nostalgia-inducing properties. TY the Tasmanian Tiger HD is a product of both of these trends. Originally released in 2002 for GameCube, Xbox and PS2, TY the Tasmanian Tiger is a 3D mascot...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • News Ace Angler's Fishing Rod Accessory Is Giving Us The Dreamcast Feels

    The 'Get Bass' successor the world needs in 2020?

    Fishing fans who were hoping to get a western release of Bandai Namco's Fishing Spirits will be delighted to hear that it's on its way under the new name of Ace Angler. The game is also getting a re-release in Japan along with a quirky Hori-made peripheral called the 'Ace Angler Dedicated Joy-Con...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Games
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Announces A Special Brawl Tournament, Starts This Friday

    Celebrating the 2008 Wii entry

    Years before Masahiro Sakurai and his talented team released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch, they created Super Smash Bros. Brawl. This game saw the introduction of characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, and was the first entry in the series to include online play. Now, to celebrate this title, which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Wii
  • Mini Review HyperParasite - Proof That It's Fun To Be Bad

    Host with the most

    We’ve seen quite a lot of rogue-lite games in the past few years, but HyperParasite is quite a unique one. Taking place within a typical cyberpunk cityscape, an alien parasite has invaded the planet and is looking to leech onto every unfortunate soul that happens to get in its way. The twist here is that you get to play as the...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing: New Horizons Slips To Fourth, Only Nintendo Game In Top Ten

    Call of Duty remains at number one

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 4th April, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has slipped down to fourth place. The game has taken a slight tumble from last week's third position, making way for PS4's shiny new entry, Resident Evil 3. It's actually the only Nintendo game to make it into the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video What Island Life Is Like In Animal Crossing: New Horizons One Month Later

    Life after launch

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been out now since 20th March, so how is it holding up? Our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has played the game for more than a month now (he got a review copy early) and is pleased to report it's still as enjoyable as when he first started it. While he's documented everything possible at...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Here's Your First Look At The LEGO Super Mario Monty Mole And Super Mushroom Expansion Set

    A pre-order bonus with the starter set

    Yesterday, it was announced LEGO would be launching its brand new Super Mario sets on 1st August. With the release date now locked in, the focus has turned towards the first batch of sets. As you might have heard, if you end up pre-ordering the 231-piece Starter Course for $59.99 / 59,99 € / £49.99 directly...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
  • News New Kickstarter RPG Promises To Make Use Of Switch Joy-Con's IR Camera

    Scan IR codes for in-game goodies

    Today sees the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign for Sword of the Necromancer, a dungeon-crawler action-RPG hoping to release on Switch. The game itself revolves around a mechanic which allows you to revive your defeated enemies to make them fight alongside you. You'll be using this power - granted to you by the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Nintendo To Release Fiscal Year Earnings After State Of Emergency Lifts

    No word on financial results briefing

    Nintendo's annual Fiscal Year Earnings Release is currently set for May 7th, the day after the state of emergency in seven of Japan's prefectures is scheduled to by lifted. However, this release was scheduled prior to the issuance of the state of emergency. Kyoto, where Nintendo Co. Ltd. is based, is not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Financial Results Briefing
  • Video Speedrunner Beats Super Mario Sunshine With A Guitar Hero Controller

    In just over three hours

    With all of the hype surrounding the supposed Super Mario remasters headed to Switch this year, we've been feeling pretty tempted to fire up the likes of Super Mario Sunshine for another spin. After playing it for an unhealthy number of hours in our youth we'd like to think we're pretty good at the game by now, but this just...

    • GameCube
    • Super Mario
    • Speedrun
  • News Apocalyptic Farming Sim Atomicrops Explodes Onto Switch Next Month

    Not every farming sim is peaceful

    Atomicrops, Switch's upcoming action-roguelike farming simulator, has been treated to a final release date on Nintendo's platform. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 28th May. We first heard about this one back in March of last year, noting that it appears to be an intriguing blend of Stardew Valley and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is The Most Talked-About Video Game On Twitter Right Now

    The perfect way to socialise

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons has got off to a tremendous start on the Nintendo Switch with strong sales around the world, and over on Twitter, it's now become the most talked-about video game release of 2020. Keep in mind, it hasn't really had much competition so far and we're only into the fourth month of the year. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo

Tuesday7th Apr 2020

  • News Cooking Mama: Cookstar Cryptocurrency Saga Takes Yet Another Turn As Publisher Blames Coronavirus

    "As everybody is aware, the whole world is upside down with delays right now"

    Cooking Mama: Cookstar has gone from eShop also-ran to front-page news in the space of a weekend. A few days ago, IGN reported that the Switch title was released on the US Switch eShop last week, but has since been pulled. This extends to multiple other regions including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Cooking Mama
  • Guide Celebrate Animal Crossing: New Horizons With This Adorable Merch

    Cushions, consoles, cuteness

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons has taken the world be storm since its launch on 20th March, with players around the world getting back to nature on Tom Nook's island and making themselves busy collecting fruit, conversing with the cute locals and generally pottering around. If ever there was a game for Switch we knew we'd...

    • Guides
    • Deals
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Nintendo Warns Of An Increasing Number Of Credit Card Fraud Reports, Offers Advice

    Make sure your account is secure

    Nintendo has today issued a warning to account holders regarding the dangers of credit card fraud, noting that the number of user inquiries relating to the matter has been increasing. The message comes from Nintendo's customer support team and highlights the fact that people have been accessing others' Nintendo...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature The Most Relaxing Switch Games - Chill Games For Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo Switch and chill

    Had a tough day? When it comes to getting adrenaline coursing and your pulse racing, there are more than enough video games that fit the bill. Whether battling to recover your humanity in Dark Souls, making it to the final two in a round of Fortnite or going up against a rock-hard retro classic, there are plenty of Switch...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Nintendo Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • News It's Official: The Super Mario LEGO Sets Are Launching This August

    Expansions detailed and free app announced

    After an insider tip last week, LEGO has officially announced its Super Mario line will launch on 1st August. This will include the Mario Starter Course (59.99 USD/EUR), the Piranha Plant Power Slide Expansion Set (29.99 USD/EUR), and the Bowser's Castle Boss Battle Expansion Set (99.99 USD/EUR). According...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point We Should Brace For A Huge Games Industry Knock-On Effect Following The CERO Shutdown

    Down to CERO

    Today's news that Japanese video game rating organisation CERO--that's the 'Computer Entertainment Rating Organization'--is closing temporarily in response the COVID-19 pandemic will likely have far longer lasting repercussions on the video games industry than recent cancellation of annual events such as E3 and GDC. Japan's response to...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Coronavirus
    • Industry
    • Japan
  • Guide Where To Buy Ring Fit Adventure For Nintendo Switch

    It's time to work up a sweat

    Ring Fit Adventure is a different type of adventure game for Switch which uses a couple of unique accessories that detect and measure your real-world movements and turn them into in-game actions. The Ring-Con and Leg Strap accessories bundled with the game enable players to explore and battle in the game world using the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Features
  • Random LEGO Mario Set Gets Its First Angry User Review, Despite The Fact It Isn't Out Yet

    Mamma mia

    Pre-orders for the awesome looking Mario LEGO set went live today, alongside a new video which gives us a good look at what we can expect to enjoy when it launches this summer. Amazingly, it's already received a negative user review despite the fact that it isn't even out yet. Yes, checking out the Mario Starter Course on

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • Random
  • News Pokémon Community Bands Together For Weekly Online Sword And Shield Event

    And you can get involved, too

    Having to stay indoors presents a number of challenges, not least having to deal with an increasing feeling of loneliness as you find yourself staring at the same four walls. Sure, the gamer stereotype suggests we're all pretty well equipped for staying inside all day, but in reality it's understandable to be struggling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Switch Stock Concerns Grow As Shipping Gets Temporarily Halted In Japan

    Only pre-existing reservations will be fulfilled

    Nintendo has issued a notice to fans in Japan this morning regarding the current status of Switch console shipments, revealing that shipping will be temporarily put on hold. The message, which was shared on Nintendo's official Japanese Twitter account, says that both the Switch Lite and standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Coronavirus
  • Random "One-Line Code Fix" Resolves Super Mario 64 Smoke Bug

    A long time coming

    An apparent "one-line code fix" for Super Mario 64 has supposedly fixed a visual bug in Mario's first 3D outing. The smoke Mario emits when he makes contact with lava or anything else hot has been replaced with a "much better looking" particle that's reportedly been within the game all along, according to Polygon. All it took was...

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  • Review Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories - A Totally Unique Experience Marred By Technical Problems

    I feel the earth move under my feet

    Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately. It’s by far the least interesting thing about Granzella’s Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, the revival of a PlayStation 3 title originally set to come out in 2011, but your reaction to it will likely be the biggest factor in terms of whether or not you’re...

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  • News The Multi-Award-Winning Disco Elysium Is Coming To Nintendo Switch

    "It's going to happen soon"

    ZA/UM’s RPG Disco Elysium has caused quite a stir on other formats, even going as far as to claim three BAFTAs and four Game Awards – and it has now been confirmed for release on Switch. The welcome news came during a chat with BBC 5live’s ‘Game On’ podcast, during which the game’s art director Aleksander...

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  • Competition Win Uniqlo's Entire Super Mario 35th Anniversary Range

    UK & Ireland Only

    Yesterday Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo launched their Super Mario 35th Anniversary range of T-Shirts for both adults and kids. The range included 8 adult designs and

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  • News Wave of Closures And Possible Development Delays Follow CERO Shutdown In Japan

    The safety and health of the gaming community is the highest priority

    Following the issuance of a state of emergency in seven of Japan's prefectures due to the Coronavirus outbreak – including the game development hubs of Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka – many video game developers and affiliates have announced temporary closures. As we mentioned in...

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  • News Overcooked 2 Has Just Received A New 'Gourmet Edition' Release On Switch

    All DLC included

    One of Switch's top multiplayer co-op games, Overcooked 2 has just received a brand new release on the Nintendo eShop. The 'Gourmet Edition' will include all pieces of DLC on top of the base game. The game has been receiving regular DLC updates ever since it launched on Nintendo's platform, and piecing it all together makes for one...

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  • News Sakurai To Work On Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Remotely Due To Coronavirus

    Japan poised to declare state of emergency

    With Japan set to announce a state of emergency for seven prefectures – including the gaming hubs of Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka – Masahiro Sakurai has announced via Twitter that he will be picking up the development of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate remotely. He goes onto say that security su

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  • News Pokémon Staff Will 'Stay Connected' During Tokyo's Emergency Lockdown, Says Masuda

    Encourages fans to stay home

    Today, the Japanese government issued a state of emergency across its Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka prefectures, urging people to practice social distancing to fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Junichi Masuda, director of Pokémon developer Game Freak, has now commented on the situation...

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  • Video Ring Fit Adventure User Discovers A Healthy Way To Play Dark Souls III

    But it sure is punishing

    Most people don't like games that are seemingly unfair, but one exception seems to be the Dark Souls series. Over the years, it's become famous for its challenging and often overly harsh gameplay. For some players, though, that's still not enough. YouTuber Super Louis 64 – a guy who likes to play games with bananas, dance...

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  • Random Relive One Of Mario Voice Actor Charles Martinet's Darker Video Game Roles

    The voice of Mario mixes things up

    He may well be best-known as the voice of Mario (and Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Baby Mario, and Baby Luigi, mind you) but Charles Martinet has starred in a number of different video games over the years from a variety of genres. One such game was Shadow of Memories (or Shadow of Destiny, as it's known in North...

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  • Video See The LEGO Mario Starter Course In Action

    And check out the first two expansions

    If you're wanting to get a proper look at what you can get up to with the new Super Mario LEGO set, this new video from LEGO itself should do the trick. The project's lead designer Jonathan Bennink talks us through how the Starter Course brings Mario to life and also shows off two expansion sets that will soon...

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  • News PowerA Releasing Minecraft Enhanced Wireless Controller For Switch, Out Later This Week

    Just in time for Minecraft Dungeons

    Have you been waiting for a Minecraft themed Pro Controller for the Nintendo Switch? Well, here's an enhanced wireless one from the accessory manufacturer PowerA. It's due out in the US later this week on 10th April, according to a listing on Amazon, and will be priced at $49.99. As you can be seen, it resembles...

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  • News New Games Could See Delays As Japanese Rating Organisation CERO Temporarily Shuts Down

    State of emergency declared in Tokyo

    Japanese video game rating organisation CERO (Computer Entertainment Rating Agency) has today announced a temporary closure, potentially having a significant impact on the release schedules of upcoming games. The closure has been revealed in response to the Japanese government's decision to issue a state of...

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  • News Shantae The Half-Genie Hero Is Now Available In Funko Pop Form

    What video game Pop should be made next?

    Just about every video game series is getting the Funko Pop treatment nowadays and the most recent one is WayForward's half-genie hero, Shantae. Yep, after being confirmed as a Pop! back in February, this character is now available for purchase. Funko is also asking which video game Pop it should make next...

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  • News E3 2020 Won't Get An Official Digital Replacement, Despite Initial Plans

    Plans move to 2021

    When E3 2020 was cancelled earlier in the year, event organiser Entertainment Software Association said that an "online experience" which could replace the physical event was being explored. It has now been confirmed that no such digital event will be happening this year. The news comes from an E3 representative, who shared the...

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Monday6th Apr 2020

  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.4 Patch Notes - We Bring Egg-Cellent News

    A cracking update

    Following hot on the heels of Versions 1.1.2 and 1.1.3, Animal Crossing: New Horizon Version 1.1.4 is now available. Those of you who have been slightly annoyed by the game's recent

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Mystery Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 14th April

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Mystery Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    Note: While Niantic has temporarily altered some elements of Pokémon GO gameplay and postponed certain events in light of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most parts of the world, weekly Spotlight Hours and Mystery Bonus Hours appear to be continuing. Different countries and...

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turnip Exchange - Make Millions Of Bells The Easy Way

    Turnip those bulbs into bread

    Have you brave souls been attempting to get rich off the Stalk Market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, only to end up wasting all of your Bells on bad luck and timing? Wanting to dig yourself out of that pitfall hole of debt with Tom Nook? As many of us are undoubtedly familiar, the Stalk Market is an invaluable –...

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons - How To Choose Your Villagers

    Give them their (amiibo) green card

    If you've been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons for some time now you're probably set up with at least a few villagers (or should that be islanders?) and have a fairly cosy existence, but for a game that allows you to customise so much of your life, you might be feeling a bit miffed at some of the so-called...

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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Cherry Blossom Item List - What Do You Use Cherry Blossom Petals For?

    Blooming wonderful

    At the start of April you no doubt noticed many of the trees on your Animal Crossing: New Horizons island turn a beautiful pink hue and cherry-blossom petals begin lilting around on the breeze. That's because it's cherry blossom season from 1st - 10th April (running concurrently with the Bunny Day event). No doubt you quickly...

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  • Guide Where To Buy Nintendo Switch Lite Coral - Purchase The Pink Switch Lite

    Pretty in pink, cute in coral

    If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on Nintendo's handheld-only version of the all-conquering Switch, perhaps the latest addition to the colourful Switch Lite roster might be the one for you. The Nintendo Switch Lite Coral is a cute one and no mistake, and it released in North America on 3rd April, and will be...

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  • Guide Where To Pre-order PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 Mini

    Three adorable retro consoles for your collection

    Following the understandable though still disappointing news that the coronavirus had halted shipment and production, the adorable Japanese white PC Engine Mini was available to order from Play Asia for a limited time. Predictably, the online retailer's stock was quickly exhausted, but we'll be...

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  • Poll Which ARMS Fighter Should Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

    Who are you hoping for?

    Nintendo recently confirmed that the next fighter joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be from the company's other colourful Switch fighting game ARMS. The IP may not have taken off quite like, say, Splatoon, but we've got a soft spot for the limb-y scrapper's energy and sense of humour, and in all honesty we

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  • Gallery New Screens Show Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition's Gorgeous Environments

    And it's looking lovely

    With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition launching on Nintendo Switch next month, what better time to take a good long look at some of the game's gorgeous updated scenery? The official Japanese website for the game has been updated with fresh images of some of the locations you'll be exploring in the HD remaster. You'll...

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  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In March 2020 (Europe)

    You know which game came top

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch eShop games of March 2020 in Europe, and you can probably guess which game has taken top spot. Yes, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most-downloaded game of the month, with Nintendo's other big release Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX coming in...

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  • Video Billie Eilish's Bad Guy Gets A 'Bass Guy' Animal Crossing Parody

    "They’re the hell type, just 400 bells type "

    Before balloons and eggs took over pretty much everything, Animal Crossing: New Horizons' biggest annoyance was bass. No matter where, when, or how you decided to fish

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  • News Get Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons And Oracle Of Ages For Just Over £5 With My Nintendo (Europe)

    Two Zeldas for about £5? Yes please

    If you're looking for your next Legend of Zelda fix, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme may just have the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download Game Boy Color games The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages on your 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...

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  • News Nintendo UK Reveals Mario Kart 8 Deluxe VS Cup, Take Part To Win eShop Credit

    Worth a shot, right?

    If you have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sitting at home and feel up for jumping into a race or two, you could net yourself some lovely eShop credit to spend on your next favourite game. Nintendo UK has announced the 'Nintendo UK VS Cup', in which players will be able to get stuck into some friendly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online...

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  • Feature Best Feel-Good Nintendo Switch Games

    Turn that frown upside down

    If you're feeling blue and are after a little video gaming pick-me-up, we've got just the thing. While the scope and function of interactive entertainment has grown far beyond mere escapism these days, games are still a brilliant way to jump into a totally different environment and get away from it all when things are...

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  • News Uniqlo Celebrate Super Mario 35th Anniversary With New UT Range

    It's a-me, Uniqlo!

    It should be an exciting year for Super Mario fans as the capped mascot reaches another milestone. Popular Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo is getting in on the action early with a new UT range featuring the man himself. "Since its creation in 1985, Super Mario has been loved by people all around the world and beyond the boundar

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  • News Coronavirus Isolation Seems To Be Causing A Spike In Wii Sports' Resale Value

    Prices have been rising since Feb

    This November, Wii Sports will turn 14 years old, but the game is seeing a sudden spike in interest and resale value. The game, which had people all around the world swinging their arms about to play tennis, golf and more in their front rooms back in 2006, has been rising in price on resale websites since February...

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  • Review SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle - A Limited But Hugely Enjoyable Arcade Romp

    The LOC of the fly-rish

    Editor's note: SEGA AGES G-LOC: Air Battle is currently only available in Japan, but you can follow our guide on how to buy Nintendo Switch games from the Japanese eShop to get it right now. It’s fair to say that the last few games in the Sega Ages series have been a little underwhelming. Not that they’ve been...

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  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of March 2020 (Japan)

    Animal Crossing and Pokémon top the list

    Earlier today, we shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe last month and now have yet another list, this time from Japan. Below, you can see a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Switch eShop in Japan throughout the month of March, 2020. Also included are each game's release...

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  • Random Animal Crossing's Isabelle Makes Resident Evil 3 Even More Terrifying

    Nope

    We don't care what the subtitles say, that's definitely not Jill. The new, shiny Resident Evil 3 remake landed on other platforms towards the end of last week, bringing its fair share of scary moments and stunning visuals, but this particular sight is arguably more terrifying than anything else the game has to offer. Modder Crazy Potato has...

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  • News Switch Shooter Jet Lancer Mixes Dog Fighting, Giant Robots And Advance Wars-Style Visuals

    Coming to the eShop this May

    Indie studio Code Wakers and publisher Armor Games Studios have announced today that aerial combat shooter Jet Lancer will be coming to the Switch on May 12th. Set in a world overcome by giant robots, Jet Lancer is a bullet hell blaster where players will dog fight with enemy pilots, take down massive robot bosses and...

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  • Random A New Ice Climber Game From SteamWorld Dev Image & Form? We Wish

    Now there's an idea!

    Despite appearing in a number of other titles over the years like Super Smash Bros., Popo and Nana have only ever had the one game under the 'Ice Climber' name (well, two if you count the Vs version). So when should this IP be revisited? And why hasn't that happened already? Sadly, as with other series like F-Zero, Ice Climber...

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  • News Minimalistic Bullet Hell Shooter Null Drifter Blasts Onto Switch This Week

    "Simple yet nostalgic"

    eastasiasoft is bringing its upcoming bullet-hell twin-stick shooter Null Drifter to Nintendo Switch later this week and a brand new trailer has been released to celebrate. The game promises "simple yet nostalgic presentation while shooting and dashing through single-screen bullet-hell action". Players will be able to test...

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Sunday5th Apr 2020

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games coming to...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on Switch

    In the three years since Nintendo Switch launched the console has amassed a huge number of quality titles across almost every category, and the RPG genre is certainly no exception. Below you'll find our picks for the console's essential role-playing games, in no particular order. This selection will evolve...

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  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Where does Pokémon Sword and Shield rank?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how many of them end up being among the best games of their particular generation. We deliberated for many hours here at Nintendo Life Towers to decide the order of these turn-based RPG...

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  • Guide Wurmple Pokémon GO Evolution Tips - How To Evolve Wurmple Into Silcoon Or Cascoon

    Where's Wurmple?

    In the latter half of last year, Niantic finally introduced the third generation of Pokémon in Pokémon GO. As a result, the bug type Pokémon Wurmple could finally evolve into Silcoon or Cascoon, who would in turn evolve into Beautifly or Dustox respectively. Let's address the Phanpy in the room right away though: it doesn't look...

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  • Guide How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Analogue Stick

    Several solutions to fix drift and put Joy back in the Con

    Switch has been a roaring success since launching in 2017 and Nintendo deserves credit for delivering a console to suit multiple purposes and lifestyles. As a portable device it needs to be rugged and hard-wearing and, on the whole, it’s a solid, durable bit of kit. That’s not to say...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO: How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon And Glaceon With Or Without A Lure Module

    The name trick is back

    The last of the non-legendary Pokémon from Generation 4 are now available in Pokémon GO. The update they came with introduced another two evolutions for the super versatile Eevee - Leafeon and Glaceon. Both of these Pokémon were first seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, giving players more ways to make use of Eevee's...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions - How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon

    Renaming, Walking, Lure Modules - all the Eevee evolution tricks

    Eevee is one of the most popular evolution candidates in Pokémon GO, and for good reason. This adorable monster can evolve into a whopping eight different forms – heck, it even has its own Tamagotchi! Here we'll walk you through how to evolve Eevee into all each form in the mobile...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3: All Gems - Gem Location Maps For Every Floor

    A floor-by-floor guide to all 102 gems hidden in Luigi’s latest game

    In gameplay terms, Luigi’s Mansion 3 continues the tradition of steering the green brother away from his roots as a platform game hero. However, that genre’s tradition of collecting a bunch of shiny trinkets in the pursuit of completionist perfection remains alive and well...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3: Boss Walkthroughs And Strategies

    Step by step tips for finding and defeating every boss ghost in the game

    Harking back to the portrait ghosts of the original Luigi’s Mansion, the boss ghosts of Luigi’s Mansion 3 are one of the game’s main highlights, dripping with personality and offering a range of imaginative combat encounters. In this guide, we’ll cover strategies for...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

    Lock and load

    Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception. It's a welcome change because Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field despite hosting some classics. GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS on consoles,...

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  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3: How To Catch Boos And Where To Find Them

    Have I Got Boos For You: How to Track and Capture The Game's 16 Boos

    Boos have been giving the Brothers Mario the runaround for over 30 years at this point, and they have once again re-appeared in the latest Luigi’s Mansion as a collectable enemy type. In this quick guide we’ll let you know everything you need to know about locating and catching...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Fighting Games

    Final Round. Fight!

    It's ironic that one of the most violent video game genres is also one which has pulled millions of people together; ever since the early days of Fatal Fury and Street Fighter II, the humble 'fighting game' genre has created (and arguably ended) countless friendships. This style of game is perfect for social multiplayer malarkey...

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  • Guide How To Redeem Pokémon GO Promo Codes

    Do they even exist? Where do I find them? How do I use them?

    Ever since the Pokémon GO launched on Android devices players have seen the mysterious 'Promos' text field on the Shop page and wondered where they could get their hands on these codes, and what they provided. On this page we can confirm that they're really not so mysterious - they do...

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  • Guide Should I Simulate Witcher 2 Save In Witcher 3 For Nintendo Switch?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean in The Witcher 3? With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition arriving on Switch, no doubt many new players will be wondering what this small detail at the start of the game means. In this guide, we'll break the whole thing down, and hopefully help you decide...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games For Kids

    The best Switch games for your little ones

    Nintendo Switch is a console with brilliant software for gamers young and old. Nintendo's wholesome, family-friendly image is well-earned, and with characters like Mario, Luigi and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom gang, Switch games to cater to the young and the young-at-heart alike. With its excellent...

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  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across A Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    Important note: Right now, it is not possible to transfer save data for Animal Crossing: New Horizons between two Switches willy-nilly. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more details. So, you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch...

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  • Guide What Does A Yellow Glowing Pokémon Mean In Pokémon Sword And Shield? - Brilliant Pokémon Explained

    There are brilliant Pokémon and Brilliant Pokémon - we explain the latter

    As you've been wandering around the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you'll probably have seen certain Pokémon with a glowing yellow 'aura' hanging around in the tall grass. What do those yellow glowing Pokémon signify? Well, settle down and relax as we lay it...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO EX Raids and Regigigas - What They Are And How To Get An EX Raid Pass

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO’s invitation-only secret society of hardcore raiders

    With hundreds of Pokémon now available in-game and an ever-evolving list of new features and challenges, you may be wondering just how deep the Pokémon GO rabbit hole goes. EX Raids are arguably the ultimate experience for the game’s hardcore...

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  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield - Best Ways To Catch And Breed Shiny Pokémon

    Eggs, Shiny Charm, Masuda Method and more

    If you're looking for more to do after beating the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, or if you're just fed up of seeing your friends brag about their latest Shiny Pokémon capture, you might want to get in on that Shiny catching action all for yourself. In this guide, we'll be covering everything you...

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  • Random Stephen Fry Is Somewhat Perplexed By Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    "Is it, in this sense, a metaphor for life itself?"

    We've heard how the Captain Marvel star Brie Larsen has been enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but did you know there are other famous people out there playing it? Yep - it's true, other people who also have attained celebrity status in this world seem to like Nintendo Switch games. The...

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  • Feature Best Animal Crossing Games Of All Time - Where Does New Horizons Rank?

    Is it the latest and greatest?

    With what seems like half the planet settling down and enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons, many have been thinking back to past entries in the serene life sim series. Animal Crossing has a habit of taking over your life, becoming a part of your daily routine like doing your teeth or walking the dog. Consequently,...

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  • Guide The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch - 10 Gameplay Settings To Check Out Before Starting

    Advice on options in The Witcher 3

    The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of options that you can tweak -- and many of them can have a significant effect on your gameplay experience. In this guide, we're going to run through what we think are the settings that you should at least consider checking out before you start a new game. The...

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  • News You'll Be Able To Buy The Borderlands And Bioshock Games Separately On The Switch eShop

    Or you can stick with the collections

    Last week, during Nintendo's Mini Direct presentation, the publisher 2K confirmed it would be releasing the Bioshock: The Collection, XCOM 2: Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection on the Switch. All of these are coming to the hybrid system on 29th May. It sounds fantastic

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  • News Xbox Adaptive Controller Allows Inspiring Gamer To Play Animal Crossing On Switch

    Island life is for everyone

    We've heard previously how the Xbox Adaptive Controller is compatible with the Nintendo Switch, and it seems players far and wide have been making good use of this nifty tool ever since. Yesterday, Pure Xbox shared a story about a disabled gamer – by the name of EyeGazeGirl on Twitter – who has been using this...

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  • Feature Best Switch Sports Games

    Be a sport

    Since the dawn of humankind we homo sapiens have sought to prove ourselves with competitive feats of skill, dexterity or sheer strength. This has taken many forms, but usually involves performing some task in the quickest time, besting your opponent(s) in a physical bout, or scoring the most goals or points or something, usually with a...

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  • Feature Best TATE Mode Nintendo Switch Games

    Turn your world sideways with these amazing games

    TATE mode – or 'portrait' mode if you prefer – is just one of the features that make the Nintendo Switch such an attractive system for players. While TATE games are, by and large, found in the shmup genre, there are a few notable exceptions on Switch which use the thinner-yet-taller aspect ratio...

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  • Review Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition - A Gorgeous Love Letter To JRPGs Which Just Falls Short

    Ara Fell, not awful

    There's a comforting familiarity to Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition that lends the whole game a veneer of nostalgia. That's not just in terms of its debt to classic JRPGs – which, naturally, it has in spades – but also in its character writing, which conjures up memories of old-school webcomics, fanfiction and English-translated...

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  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - March 2020

    March's best Switch eShop games!

    March was a yet another busy month on the Switch eShop, with plenty of seriously exciting titles popping up all over the place. As such, there's never been a better time to dig out the good old Nintendo Life eShop Select awards! These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and...

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  • News "They're Burying Pokémons" Jibe During Chinese Coronavirus Tribute Causes Uproar In France

    "I allowed myself to say something totally inappropriate"

    French journalist Emmanuel Lechypre has apologised after making a jibe about "Burying Pokémons" during BFM TV's coverage of China's day of mourning for coronavirus victims. The business reporter made the comment on Saturday as the channel was broadcasting live footage of a three-minute...

    • Coronavirus
    • Pokemon
  • News Fatal Frame's Return Is Up To Nintendo, Says Series Producer Keisuke Kikuchi

    That includes a new entry and remasters

    Last October, the series producer of Fatal Frame, Keisuke Kikuchi, said he'd be open to revisiting this horrifying IP. Now, in a follow-up exchange, he's explained as much as he personally would like to see another game happen, ultimately it's Nintendo's decision, as it has the publishing rights to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fatal Frame
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Nintendo
  • News SNK Gals Fighters Gets Rated For The Nintendo Switch In South Korea

    A Neo Geo Pocket Color revival

    The Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive 'SNK Gals' Fighters' has been rated for the Nintendo Switch in South Korea and officially confirmed by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. The game was first released in the year 2000 and is a one-on-one fighting game with a 2D chibi art style. The all-female SNK...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Retro
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #37 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    Nemmy gonna get ya

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, the weekly poll which places three regional box art variants before the eyes of you lovely people and awaits your "yay"s and "nay"s. Last week we took to the streets with Axel, Blaze, Zan and Sammy (and Roo) in Streets of Rage 3. We looked at three very different covers, but Japan emerged from...

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    • Retro
    • Resident Evil
  • News ESA Locks In The Dates For E3 2021, Will Take Place Next June

    And this year's digital event seems unlikely

    Following on from IGN announcing its own 'Summer of Gaming' event yesterday, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has locked in the dates for its next E3 conference. With this year's E3 officially cancelled, the next "reimagined" version of it will be taking place between 15th - 17th June 2021...

    • Industry
    • E3
  • Guide Luigi's Mansion 3: A Guide Surviving The Last Resort Hotel

    Boo!

    Luigi, his pet ghost dog Polterpup, his brother Mario, Princess Peach and a group of Toads receive an invitation to the luxurious high-rise hotel of the Last Resort, and decide to visit it for a vacation. What could possibly go wrong? In our Luigi's Mansion 3 review for Switch we gave it a stonking 9/10, calling it Excellent. The game itself...

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    • Luigis Mansion 3
    • Switch

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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.2 Patch Notes - What's Fixed And Changed

    Update: Full patch notes now available in English

    Nintendo has just issued Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 1.1.2, which fixes some bugs found within the game since launch. (UPDATE: Version 1.1.3 has also just been released, but it's less grand than this particular update, with only a single bug fix.) The

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Video Areas You Weren't Meant To See In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Things get weird beyond your usual line of sight

    If you're interested in game development or simply getting to see things that you're not supposed to, you'll definitely want to give this video a watch. YouTuber user Shesez has shared a new video which takes the camera of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to places that it shouldn't ordinarily go. For...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo Life is here...

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  • Random Please Nintendo, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Needs A Balloon Nerf Right Now

    And patch that glitch while you're at it

    Have you taken a look at the skies above your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons recently and noticed there are continual balloon fly-overs? Well, you're not alone. There appears to have been an increased rate of balloon spawns in the lead-up to Bunny Day and it's starting to drive some players...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.3 Patch Notes - Update Fixes An Annoying Bug

    That was quick!

    Nintendo isn't hanging around when it comes to patching Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Only yesterday did we get Version 1.1.2 which fixed the 'villager moving out' bug, and today we've got another patch which solves the irksome problem of

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer Has "A Ton Of Respect" For Nintendo, But Is Over Rumours About Select Titles Coming To Switch

    "I'd rather be able to set more of an Xbox-level expectation for our fans"

    Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed up on a number of occasions to achieve the impossible. Last year, for example, Rare's iconic mascot Banjo-Kazooie debuted in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Along with this, was the release of games like the run 'n gun platformer Cuphead and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News Harry Potter-Style Wizard RPG Witchbrook Gets A Fresh Look, And It's Pretty Magic

    Spellbinding

    Chucklefish's 'magical school sim' Witchbrook has a fresh new look, it has been revealed. The game – which is being developed at Chucklefish's London-based HQ – has been in development for a while now, and previously sported a top-down 2D look. That's now been replaced in favour of an isometric viewpoint which looks pretty great in...

    • Chucklefish
    • Witchbrook
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Comments On Switch Stock Issues, Delay Situation "Has Not Changed"

    It's not looking great

    With the impact of the coronavirus having ever-increasing effects on the production and distribution of gaming hardware, getting your hands on a Nintendo Switch is now proving to be quite the challenge in some areas of the world. Major retailers across the UK and US are struggling to keep up with the demand at present, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Coronavirus
  • Random Pokémon's Pallet Town Looks Adorable In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    A wonderful recreation

    For most of us, creating an in-game living space that resembles anything remotely appealing is probably cause for celebration, but some Animal Crossing: New Horizons players are just painfully creative. Earlier this week, we saw someone transform their New Horizons island into a faithful recreation of The Legend of Zelda's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News These Adorable Animal Crossing Plushes Are Launching This Month

    In Japan, at least

    Just when you thought you couldn't get enough of Animal Crossing, along comes this set of adorable pushes. San-ei Boeki's Animal Crossing All-Star Collection is expected to launch in Japan at the end of this month, and you can pre-order them now. The range includes many favourites from the series. Some of these have been...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Image & Form Gives Away 2,000 SteamWorld Games, Codes Now Sent Out To Winners

    Were you one of the lucky ones?

    Update (Fri 3rd Apr, 2020 15:30 BST): Image & Form's SteamWorld giveaway turned out to be a resounding success, with the studio reporting "tens of thousands of requests" over the qualifying period. Thanks to this, the team decided to double the number of free games being given away from 1,000 to 2,000, with all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
  • Review Shinsekai: Into The Depths - A Watery Twist On The Metroidvania Format

    Unsplashy adventure with hidden depths

    We shouldn't be surprised any longer when a mobile-to-Switch port turns out to be decent. There are far too many examples to list here, but just recently both Exit The Gungeon and Oddmar have acquitted themselves admirably. Even so, we're as surprised as you are to note that the latest must-have Metroidvania...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shinsekai
  • Random Animal Crossing's Grandma Superfan Receives Limited Edition New Horizons Switch

    And she's shared an unboxing video

    One of the best things to come out of the Animal Crossing community over the past year or so is the story of Audrey (or Audie, as she's known in-game), the now 88-year-old grandma who first rose to fame for clocking in a whopping 3,500+ hour playtime on Animal Crossing: New Leaf. She's become something of an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • Video This Incredible Fan-Made Trailer Reimagines Zelda As A Paper Mario Game

    Check this out, Nintendo

    Earlier this week, we heard some rumours about the potential revival of multiple Mario games. One, in particular, was Paper Mario. While many fans would love to see it return to form, what would it be like if Nintendo decided to turn one of its other major franchises into a paper-crafted RPG experience? On 2nd April, the...

    • Video
    • Zelda
    • Paper Mario
  • News The Super Mario LEGO Sets Could Be Arriving In North America This August

    Let's-a-go!

    For a long time now, Nintendo fans have been crying out for themed LEGO sets based on their favourite video games. While Super Mario probably wasn't the number one request, that's how this collaboration between the two famous companies will begin. Right now, apart from the initial reveal, there's been nothing officially mentioned about...

    • Super Mario
    • LEGO
    • North America
  • News Castlevania-Like Platformer Rogue Legacy Is Getting A New-Look Sequel

    Thankfully it wasn't an April Fools' joke

    Cellar Door Games has revealed that a sequel to roguelike action platformer Rogue Legacy is now in development. The announcement began on 1st April when the following tease appeared on social media. At the time, it wasn't exactly clear whether or not the tweet was actually an April Fools' prank...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cuphead Lookalike Enchanted Portals Is Heading Back To Kickstarter

    "We believe it would grant us more control over the project"

    Enchanted Portals – the 2D platformer that caught heat for looking a lot like Cuphead – is heading back to Kickstarter, developer Xixo Game Studio has announced. The game was first announced in October of last year, with a Switch release on the cards even at that early stage.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Enchanted Portals
    • Switch eShop
  • News Panzer Dragoon: Remake Will Patch In Saori Kobayashi's Remixed Soundtrack

    Update: And it's live!

    Update: The update is now live: Original Story [Sun 29th Mar, 2020 09:05 BST]: Panzer Dragoon: Remake made a surprise landing on the Nintendo Switch earlier this week as a timed-exclusive, and while it doesn't quite match the Sega Saturn original, there's a patch on the way that will hopefully make it a little bit better...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
  • News Sakurai Explains The Idea Behind Smash Bros. 'Pic Of The Day' And How It Keeps His Dev Team In Sync

    It creates "a better flow"

    For a very long time now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai has been sharing a 'Pic of the Day' over on Twitter. While he's previously explained how a lot of these screens were never intended to be shown outside of the office, in his most recent Weekly Famitsu column, he revealed the idea behind it –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Famitsu
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News PlatinumGames Has A Special 'Bonus Stage' Announcement To Make, What Could It Be?

    No, we're not joking

    After teasing its fanbase earlier this week on April Fool's Day, it appears PlatinumGames really does have one more surprise lined up. Out of nowhere, a 'bonus stage' has suddenly appeared on its promotional website. As you can see above, it remains a mystery and is simply dated 2020, so we can't even say when exactly it will be...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • News Switch Owners Can Get A Free Month's Comic Book Subscription With Izneo

    Get a free premium sub

    Izneo, one of the comic book apps currently available on Nintendo Switch, is offering up a month's free premium subscription as part of its Stay At Home campaign. A premium subscription gives readers access to 1,800 comics both offline and online, including the likes of Thorgal, Aldebaran, Black Moon Chronicles and Carthago...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fantasy RPG Monster Viator Soars Onto Switch Next Week

    With a 10% launch discount

    The Switch eShop is about to get a new fantasy RPG next week in the form of Monster Viator, a game which originated as a mobile title and wound up on Steam earlier this year. Another release from the RPG-making factory that is Kemco, Monster Viator stars a protagonist who's able to talk to monsters. The game has you going...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases