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  • News River City Girls 2 Release Window Shifts To "Sometime After" Summer 2022

    Kyoko and Misako return this December in Japan

    If you've been anticipating WayForward's upcoming beat 'em up sequel River City Girls 2, we've got an update. Following on from last week's December release date for Japan, the company's official social media account has now confirmed the game will be arriving "sometime after" its originally expected...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America

YesterdayTue, 9th Aug 2022

  • Feature Mega Man, Crash Bandicoot, And Gex - The '90s Inspirations Behind 'Frogun'

    We'll tell you what we want, what we really really want

    Why is that '90s and 2000s fashion coming back as a new trend is so utterly distressing to those of us that were there, but '90s and '00s video game aesthetics resurfacing is a good thing? We don't have answers for you, but we do have Frogun, a charmingly goofy action-platformer game that...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Oops! Nintendo Almost Leaked The Splatoon 3 Direct A Day Early

    We're not squidding

    Nintendo has been loving the last-minute announcements and specific game Directs lately, so it's not a huge surprise to see that they warned us of a Splatoon 3 Direct just two days before it was due to happen on Wednesday, the 10th of August. Even with only two days to go, Nintendo of Europe managed to mess up, and almost...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles Premiers At The UK World Championships

    Gotta watch 'em all

    The Pokémon Company has today announced that Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles will receive its English debut at the Pokémon World Championships in London on August 19th. The special will be shown before a live studio audience at the event - providing yet another reason to try to get the ExCel in the coming weeks if you can...

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    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Anime
  • Talking Point What Does Your Favourite Pokémon Say About You?

    Pikachu? Wow, so basic

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are on their way, presumably adding another hundred-or-so critters to our 'Dex, and we can't lie — some of them are already winding their way into our hearts. There's Fidough, the purebread dog that everyone loves, Smoliv and Lechonk, the little guys with meme names, and Pawmi, Gen IX's Pikachu...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: What Are The Differences? All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And More

    Which version will you choose?

    The next generation of Pokémon is here! Pokémon Scarlet & Violet kick off the 9th generation of the Pokémon RPGs in style with a few significant changes, including a wholly open world and the chance to tackle the Gyms in whatever order you see fit! But before you dive into the vast Paldea region, budding...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak's Title Update 1 Is Out Tomorrow, Here Are The Patch Notes

    More monsters, randomly generated quests, and more!

    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has just had its first official broadcast, detailing everything coming in the game's first Title Update. We now know that the update drops tomorrow, 10th August, and brings with it a wealth of new quests, monsters, and new system elements Previously, we knew Lucent...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News Fourth-Wall-Breaking Adventure Game 'Restless Soul' Has Strong Super Paper Mario Vibes

    The ghost of a smile

    If you've been alive for the past couple of decades, you've probably, at some point, dreamed of packing it all in, throwing your phone and computer into a lake, moving to a cottage in the forest, and living off the land. We're with you, friend. The video game equivalent of that is eschewing modern photorealistic games that are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Classic Japanese Visual Novel Is Coming To The Switch This Month

    Time to head down the rabbit hole

    Publisher Nightmare STUDIO has announced that a Switch port of the mobile visual novel Alice's Warped Wonderland will be heading to the Switch in western territories later this month on August 25th. Dubbed Alice's Warped Wonderland:Recollection, the game is based loosely on Lewis Carroll's literary classic Alice's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ron Gilbert Shares Humourous New Look At Return To Monkey Island

    LeChuck gets the spotlight

    Ron Gilbert, creator of the Monkey Island franchise and co-writer of the upcoming Return to Monkey Island, has shared a fresh look at the game via a humourous video posted on Twitter. It focuses on series' antagonist LeChuck as he delivers a verbal beating to his pirate comrades, showcasing the game's signature sense of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic's Speedy Return To Fall Guys Is Coming Later This Week

    Gotta fall fast!

    Mediatonic has finally confirmed when Sonic the Hedgehog is returning to Fall Guys! The blue blur is speeding back into the game on 11th August, this Thursday, where you'll be able to get a range of new costumes for your little bean, as well as explore a brand new stage. The developer teased Sonic's return just yesterday in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Sonic
    • Fall Guys
  • News Exclusive Pokémon Coin Set Revealed For London Pokémon Center Pop-up Store

    Applying a Max Potion to our bank accounts

    The Pokémon World Championships are coming to the ExCel in London next week (August 17th-24th) where contestants will finally be able to discover who is the very best like no one ever was. The event will also house a Pokémon Centre pop-up store for the duration of its stay and today we've got a first...

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    • Merchandise
    • UK
  • News Electronic Duo Autechre Say It Almost Got To Do Metroid Prime's Soundtrack

    M62 stands for Metroid62

    Influential electronic duo Autechre, who hails from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has stated that it was asked to compose the music for the hugely popular GameCube game, Metroid Prime. Revealed in a Twitch AMA and shared on Twitter by @GoodWillsmith, Sean Booth — one member of the duo — responded to a question from a...

    • GameCube
    • Metroid
    • Music
  • News Some Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Pre-Orders Come With This Adorable Starter Figurine (UK)

    Update: No longer just in France!

    Update [Tue 9th Aug, 2022 11:45 BST] So, do you remember the original title of this article? 'We're Really Jealous Of This French Pre-Order Bonus For Pokémon Scarlet & Violet'? Was someone at Game Freak on Nintendo of Europe reading this? Today, GAME has revealed its pre-order bonus for Pokémon Scarlet &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Bandai Namco Reveals Opening Movie For Pac-Man World Re-Pac

    Waka to the Future

    Bandai Namco's upcoming remaster of Pac-Man World is set to hit shelves on August 26th, and to drum up excitement, the studio has revealed the game's opening short movie in which Pac-Man's friends are kidnapped by Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde in a series of Loony Tunes-esque ways. Fans of the original game will instantly spot...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pac-Man
  • News Made In Abyss Trailer Showcases Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Similarities

    Anime adaptation launches in little less than a month

    Publisher Spike Chunsoft has showcased a brand new overview trailer for its upcoming RPG title Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness. The game is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on September 2nd, so if you're somewhat on the fence about the title at this stage, then hopefully this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Brace Yourselves, A Pac-Man Live-Action Movie Is Currently In Development

    Entering pac-nic mode

    We all remember where we were when Paramount Pictures released the first look trailer of 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog and the internet was set ablaze with how uncomfortable the live-action blue blur made them feel (the horror of those teeth and eyes still keeps us up at night). Well we can brace ourselves for another trip into the...

    • News
    • Pac-Man
    • Movie
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Mario Kart Tour Teases September Multiplayer Update, Will Add "New Ways To Play"

    More info coming "early September"

    The mobile racer Mario Kart Tour is fast approaching its third anniversary, so what's Nintendo got planned? According to an update via its social channels as well as an in-game notification, the game will be receiving a multiplayer update in September. Not only will add it "new ways to play" but it'll also be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Super Punch-Out!! Hidden Two-Player Mode Discovered 28 Years Later

    No hacks or mods required

    There's been a historic discovery made within the 1994 Super Nintendo release Super Punch-Out!! today. A Twitter account known as 'Unlisted Cheats' has uncovered a hidden two player mode in the game. To access this option, on the game's start screen you'll have to hold the 'Y' and 'R' buttons on the second player's...

    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Nintendo
  • News Star Wars: KOTOR II Premium And Master Physical Editions Revealed For Switch

    Pre-orders open August 19th

    At the Limited Run Games showcase in June, the company announced it would be releasing a physical edition of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords on the Nintendo Switch this summer. Now, in a new update, it's shared a first look at the premium and master physical editions - revealing six-week...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Star Wars
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Marvel's Midnight Suns Delayed (Again), Switch Version To Arrive At A "Later Date"

    The aim is to deliver "the best possible experience"

    Update #3 [Tue 9th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: Marvel's Midnight Suns has suffered yet another delay. The plan now is to launch "later this fiscal year" on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. As for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch - these versions will arrive at a "later date". Here's the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Marvel
  • News Sonic 3 Movie Locks In December 2024 Release Date

    "Running faster, flying higher, and punching harder"

    Sonic the Hedgehog's second movie outing might have only just been released this year, but it seems Paramount Pictures and Sega Corporation are already focused on the third movie. Following on from news in May that the team was aiming for a 2024 release, it appears Sega and Paramount have now...

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sonic
    • Movies
    • Sega

Monday8th Aug 2022

  • PSA Are Your Switch Games Disappearing? You May Have Too Many - But You Can Fix It

    Marie Kontendo your Switch

    We all know that games on the 3DS and Wii U are scheduled to disappear when their respective eShops close down in March 2023, but you probably weren't expecting Switch games to disappear, too. It turns out that the Nintendo Switch can only display up to 2,000 games at a time, and if you have any more than that, the ones...

    • PSA
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Fan Reimagines Sonic As A 'Shredder's Revenge' Style Beat-Em-Up

    Oof, yes please!

    Just recently, we showcased the work of a talented pixel artist who reimagined the classic Game Boy title Super Mario Land on the handheld's successor, the Game Boy Advance. It was a lovely depiction of the game with stunning sprites and vivid colours, and now the artist has turned their attention to the Sonic franchise. Posting a...

    • Random
    • Sonic
    • TMNT
    • Art
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Executive Director Teases Series' Future

    Tetsuya Takahashi shares his thoughts

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been wowing fans across the world since its release just over a week ago, and it sounds like we've got more to look forward to in the years ahead. Nintendo Everything has reported that in an email sent to Japanese customers, Nintendo shared a message from Monolith Soft's founder —...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Japan
  • Review Two Point Campus - A Beautifully Balanced Sim That's More 'Friend' Than 'Fiscal'

    Putting the 'U-need' in 'Uneedversity'

    After the excellent Two Point Hospital released on Switch moments before the world was rocked by a global pandemic, Two Point Studios are at it yet again with Two Point Campus. If the name hadn’t made it clear already, rather than running a hospital for money, Two Point Campus has you running a university...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Direct For Splatoon 3 Confirmed For This Week

    Off the hook!

    Nintendo has confirmed that a Direct presentation will take place this week on Wednesday, August 10th at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m ET / 2 p.m BST. It will focus on Splatoon 3, which is scheduled to launch on September 9th. There will be roughly 30 minutes of new updates on the game, so get yourselves comfortable, folks! Recently, it seemed...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Splatoon
  • News SNK Announces New Entry To The Fatal Fury Series, Its First Since 1999

    Initial artwork showcased

    Publisher SNK has announced a brand new entry to its Fatal Fury / Garou franchise, the first in 23 years after the launch of Garou: Mark of the Wolves back in 1999 for the Neo Geo and Sega Dreamcast. The announcement was made during EVO 2022 after the King of Fighters 15 final, with SNK stating that the new entry "will...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • EVO
    • Fatal Fury
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  • News Pokémon GO Is Joining The 3D Billboard Craze In Japan

    The purr-fect advertisement for World Cat Day

    Today is World Cat Day (you knew that right?) and while we may not be awash with national holidays and gift giving, the Pokémon company have managed to deliver us a present nonetheless. The gift comes in the form of a series of Pokémon GO-themed 3D billboards, which will be showing outside Shinjuku...

    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Japan
  • News Sega's Latest Mini-Console Is Cute, But Reviewers Are Complaining Of Bad Lag

    Bad news for shmups

    Sega's latest mini-console, the Astro City Mini V, has just been released, bringing 22 vertical shmups to people who may not have had access to many of these Japan-only, arcade-only titles before... but, let's be realistic, this teeny-tiny little cabinet is for the kind of hardcore arcade nerds that can afford to drop $180 on...

    • Retro
    • Sega
    • Hardware
  • News Dragon Quest Treasures Screenshots And Bonuses Showcased As Pre-Orders Open

    Maybe the real treasure was the pre-orders we made along the way

    Square Enix has opened the doors to Dragon Quest Treasures pre-orders on their official webstore. The game is due to be released on December 9th, so keep your eyes peeled for other outlets beginning to turn to pre-sales in the coming months. Enix's opened availability was not without...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Drops While Switch Sports Climbs Back Up

    Return of the Classics

    After Xenoblade Chronicles 3 took the world by storm, topping the UK charts in physical sales last week, today sees a slight return to normality, with the household players once again taking their positions in the list. Monolith Soft's highly acclaimed JRPG may have fallen to 10th in the charts, but this does not serve to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Sega's Financial Results Bolstered By Sonic Origins And Pachinko Machines

    A surprisingly healthy Q1 for the company

    Sega Sammy Holdings recently posted its financial results for the three months ended June 2022, highlighting a surprising increase in net sales and profits considering an overall lack of major releases (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz). In terms of net sales, the company total ¥66.1 billion ($496 million), which...

    • Industry
    • Sega
    • Financial Results
  • Poll What Do You Want To See From This Week's Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct?

    A splash of colour for your Wednesday

    We've got just a little over a month to go until Splatoon 3 makes a splat on the Switch, and after a little bit of concern from fans, Nintendo has announced a Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Direct. Kicking off on 10th August 10th at 6am PDT / 9am EDT / 2pm BST / 3pm CET, we're expecting around 30 min

    • Polls
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Exclusive There's A Powerful New Giratina Coming To The Pokémon Trading Card Game Soon

    Arrives with the Sword & Shield Lost Origins expansion

    The eleventh expansion to the Sword & Shield series expansion for The Official Pokémon Trading Card Game is due out on 9th September, and we can exclusively reveal one of the brand new cards that you'll desperately want on your deck, courtesy of The Pokémon Company International. This new...

    • Exclusive
    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Video Hunting For Video Games In Europe Highlights Key Regional Differences

    Gettin' down with Chegger's Party Quiz

    Back in June, the lovely Nintendo Life video team - comprised of Alex, Zion, and Felix - finally met up in person for the first time in like... ever. Not only that, but a few other friends and colleagues from Nintendo Life also joined in on the fun, making for one of the most memorable experiences since the...

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