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  • News Splatoon 3 Fresh New Update Now Live (Version 8.1.0), Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Adjustments, bug fixes and more

    Update [Thu 18th Jul, 2024 05:30 BST]: Here's your reminder that this update for Splatoon 3 is now officially live. It will bump the game up to Version 8.1.0 and comes with multiple adjustments, changes and fixes covering player controls, multiplayer and more. You can see the original story below: Original story...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
    • Nintendo
  • News NES Remix's Dev Worked On Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

    Update: It's officially confirmed

    Update [Thu 18th Jul, 2024 04:30 BST]: Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition is now available on the Switch and following last week's reports about the involvement of indieszero, Nintendo Life can confirm this developer worked alongside Nintendo as one of the "authors of this software". You can learn more...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch Online's Missions & Rewards Adds Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Icons

    Update: The final wave is now available

    Update #3 [Thu 18th Jul, 2024 03:30 BST]: We've officially reached the fourth and final wave of Luigi's Mansion 2 HD icons. This latest selection once again features some icons of Luigi, Polterpup, and this time we've even got King Boo! Here's a look at every icon on offer courtesy of NSO Icons Alerts on X...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Luigis Mansion
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Announces Official Switch Joy-Con Charging Stand

    It's coming to Japan this October

    The Switch Joy-Con are quite easy to charge, but the catch is you have to attach them to the system. With this in mind, Nintendo has announced a new Switch Joy-Con Charging Stand, allowing these controllers to be easily charged without the console. This new accessory will be arriving in Japan on 17th October 2024...

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    • Nintendo
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Receives A Launch Update

    Here are the full patch notes...

    Launch updates have become increasingly common with new games during the Switch generation, and the latest game to receive a patch like this is Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition. Nintendo has just rolled out Version 1.1.0 which adds in Survival Mode to the game and also fixes multiple issues. Here are the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News Gundam Breaker 4 X Pac-Man Collaboration Announced

    Update: The open network test starts today

    Update [Thu 18th Jul, 2024 00:30 BST]: Here's your reminder that the open network test for Gundam Breaker 4 starts today. Once again, it features a special Pac-Man collaboration including a themed level. You'll be able to experience this play test between 18th - 20th July 2024, with the full game then...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco

YesterdayWed, 17th Jul 2024

  • Guide Amazon Prime Day 2024 - Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Games, Consoles, Accessories, SD Cards And More

    Update: Last chance to secure huge savings

    One of the biggest shopping events of the year, Amazon Prime Day, is here once again – and as always, it has plenty of fantastic deals on Switch consoles, games, micro SD cards, accessories, and more! This year's event will once again last for two days, running from 16th - 17th July 2024, and we'll be...

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  • News 'Emio - The Smiling Man: Famicom Detective Club' Launches On Switch Next Month

    I'm Bagman

    After a cryptic teaser that left us all asking "Who is Emio?" Nintendo has today given us the answer. Emio - The Smiling Man: Famicom Detective Club will be bringing the mystery to Switch on 29th August. Admittedly, today's new look at the project doesn't give all that much away, though an accompanying video (above) with producer Yoshio...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (Switch) - Speed-Focused And Slight, But Addictive

    Speed demon

    Remember NES Remix on the Wii U? We enjoyed it for what it was back in the day, and now Nintendo has seen fit to return to similar grounds with Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, a game that aims to put you in the shoes of a competitor at the Nintendo World Championships! Ok, so maybe we're forcing the excitement just a little...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sega Takes Legal Action Against Social Media User For Harassment Toward Employee

    Good on you, Sega

    Sega has announced that it has taken legal action against an individual committing consistent harassment against one of its employees (thanks, Automaton). In a post on its Japanese corporate site, Sega explained that it had been in contact with the individual in question for some time, but after the harassment had not improved,...

    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Legal
  • News Super Mario Party Jamboree Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    The party starts this October

    During its recent Direct, Nintendo announced Super Mario Party Jamboree - a brand new Mario Party title coming to the Switch on 17th October 2024. Now, following the classification of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, it the ESRB has also rated the new Mario Party game. It's rated 'E' for everyone, contains "mild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mario Party
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Crocs And Pokémon Are Teaming Up Again With Four New Designs

    I choose ew!

    The Pokémon Company is once again teaming up with Crocs for a new Kanto-inspired collection. This news comes from sneaker site Sole Retriever, which reports that the four designs will be coming our way at some point this year. Each design is modelled on a different Gen I Pokémon — Charizard, Snorlax, Gengar and Jigglypuff — with...

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    • Merch
  • Reminder Zelda Switch Lite 'Hyrule Edition' Pre-Orders Are Now Live, Will You Be Getting It?

    Update: Now available at GameStop

    Update [Wed 17th Jul, 2024 00:30 BST]: Pre-orders for the Hyrule Edition Switch Lite console have now gone live at GameStop in the US, joining those at Best Buy as we had previously reported below. Once again, it will set you back $209.99. Check out our Switch Lite: Hyrule Edition pre-order guide for more deta

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
  • Deals Now's The Time To Upgrade Your Switch's Micro SD Card

    Great discounts on 1.5TB, 1TB and more

    As you'll likely be aware if you've been anywhere near our home page over the last two days, Amazon's Prime Day sale is now well underway. There are some tempting deals on Switch OLED consoles and all sorts of accessories, but we'd argue that the event's microSD card deals are the ones you really shouldn't be...

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    • Prime Day Micro SD Cards
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

    Remixing the Remix

    And just like that, Nintendo's next major release of 2024 is right around the corner. Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition lands on Switch on 18th July (that's tomorrow!) and the reviews are here to give us an idea of what to expect. Before we dive into the round-up, let's first provide a brief refresher of what we had to...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News No Man's Sky's 'Worlds Part I' Update Brings A New Level Of Detail To The Universe

    New flora, fauna, technology and gameplay

    Hello Games is preparing to launch the largest No Man's Sky update of the year so far, and it looks like a beauty. From the outside, the 'Worlds Part I' update might not be the game-changer that we have seen from previous patches, but this one is all about the immersion. That's because this update packs in...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • No Man's Sky
  • News Splatoon 3 Serves Up August's Splatfest Theme And Dates

    Starch your engines

    Hot off the back of last week's 'Summer Nights' Splatfest, Nintendo has today revealed what's coming up for Splatoon 3 next month. August's Splatfest event is back to being all about food, with three starchy options battling it out for your vote. The theme this time is "Which could you eat every day?" and you'll have a choice...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
  • News Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Receives New Update, Here's What's Included

    "Sonic's ball now displays the correct color" and more...

    Following the release of Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble on the Switch in June, Sega has now rolled out a new update bumping the game up to Version 1.10. It comes with all sorts of improvements including a new race stage (Sky Highway), Sonic stat increase, and some game stability...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Sega
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  • Random Hideo Kojima Highlights The 21st Anniversary Of 'Boktai' On GBA

    No sunlight that day, apparently

    It's been a whopping 21 years since Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand launched in Japan on 17th July 2003, and one person commemorating the anniversary is none other than producer and designer Hideo Kojima. Posting on social media, the auteur recalled that it was "raining hard" on the game's release day. This might be...

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    • Hideo Kojima
    • GBA
  • Talking Point Could Ganondorf Ever Be The Star Of A Zelda Game?

    Gerudo or Gerudon't?

    After decades of patiently explaining to elderly relatives, "No, Zelda is the princess", 2024 is going to be the year that Grandma is finally right. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom is boldly going where no mainline series entry has gone before by putting the titular princess in the driver's seat. How shocking! How bold!...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo
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  • News Gravity Circuit Celebrates 1st Anniversary With Discounted Deluxe Edition

    Download now

    Gravity Circuit, the Mega Man-inspired 2D action platformer, is now over one year old, so to celebrate, publisher Plug In Digital has released a new digital Deluxe Edition on the Nintendo eShop. Rocking a 35% introductory discount at the time of writing, the title is currently cheaper than the regular game by itself and will come with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Production On Sea Of Stars DLC Is "Going Well", Says Sabotage Studio

    More info coming soon

    It seems like only yesterday that people were clamouring for information on the full release of Sea of Stars, taking at least a modicum of attention away from Silksong for a little while. Now that the game's out, however, heads are turning toward the upcoming DLC, and folks are getting a bit restless. Over on social media,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board Adds Two New Playable Characters

    A new free update is available now

    Sega's Mario Party style game Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- Sweep the Board! has today received a new update. It bumps the game up to Version 1.10 and adds Genya Shinazugawa and Kanao Tsuyuri as playable characters. Along with t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Anime
    • Manga
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Tuesday16th Jul 2024

  • Review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate (Switch) - Hades In A Half-Shell

    Roguesteady

    From the outside, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate looks a lot like Hades. The room-based gameplay, upgrade and power-up systems, approach to storytelling, and hack-and-slash combat will be no stranger to those who have played the award-winning god-like roguelike. But this is no bad thing. Imitation is the sincerest form of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Deluxe Edition (Switch) - Returns For Another Pass With A Top-Flight Port

    In the Summer skies, flying high!

    Did you know the F-16 first took flight 50 years ago a few months back? It is currently enjoying its Block 70 revision in case you were fearing that air forces around the world are still flying half-century-old technology. Meanwhile, Ace Combat is turning 30 next year and, much like an airplane block revision, it...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Alternative Titles For Pokémon Ruby And Sapphire Reportedly Discovered

    No, not Pokémon: Too Much Water

    Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire launched over two decades ago on the Game Boy Advance, but according to a couple of Pokémon fans, the third-gen titles may have been called something completely different during development. As highlighted by farore.gba and wobb on social media (thanks, VGC), after looking through data...

    • Pokemon
    • Game Freak
    • GBA
  • News Taito Milestones 3 For Switch Locks In Japanese Release, Here Are The 10 Games Included

    Update: New trailer featuring gameplay released

    Update [Tue 16th Jul, 2024 05:30 BST]: A week after the Japanese release date announcement, Taito has now uploaded a new video showing off some gameplay footage of Taito Milestones 3. You can check it out above! The local release is arriving at some point in "Winter 2024". Original article [Tue 9th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Taito
  • Random Directors And Producers - What's The Difference? Sakurai Explains

    Now you know what Aonuma does

    If you're anything like us, then chances are you already have a pretty good idea of what various game development roles entail. Sometimes, however, it can be good to get a bit of a refresher. Take directors and producers, for example. It's not entirely uncommon that the two roles get confused sometimes, particularly...

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    • Nintendo
  • Random Zelda Modder Brings TOTK's Fuse Ability To Ocarina Of Time

    Who knew a Gossip Stone could be so useful?

    If you cast your mind back to earlier this year, you might recall an Ocarina of Time mod from notCHase which added Tears of the Kingdom's Ultrahand ability to Link's 1998 adventure. It was an entertaining watch and, after watching a polygonal Hero of Time

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Tears of the Kingdom
    • N64
  • Review Hot Lap Racing (Switch) - An Enjoyable "Simcade" Racer That Still Falls Between Stools

    Not about spilling coffee, sadly

    Although the Switch is home to an abundance of arcade-style racing games, the same can’t be said for more realistic fare. This is most likely because the Switch’s hardware would struggle to handle the Gran Turismos and Forza Motorsports of this world, so developers tend to give Nintendo's system a miss when...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll So, Will You Be Getting Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition?

    Go on, tell us

    Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition still feels like a relatively new announcement and now here we are at the week of its official release! Yes, after a reveal in May, we've we're at the launch week of this retro collection featuring over 150 challenges across 13 different NES titles. Ahead of the launch, tt's now time to tell...

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  • News Switch Briefly Mentioned On GTA+ Subscription Site Before Being Removed

    There, then gone

    Rockstar Games might be bringing its GTA+ subscription service to Nintendo Switch. At least, that's what we thought momentarily. For a brief period, the GTA developer had Nintendo's hybrid console mentioned on its subscription site, but this nod has since been removed (thanks, VGC). The GTA+ service offers access to "a rotating...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rockstar
  • News Mina The Hollower Store Page Listing Spotted

    A "grand gameplay reveal" is coming soon...

    Yacht Club Games recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Shovel Knight, and as part of this, it revealed it would share more information about its new action-adventure game Mina The Hollower in the form of a "grand gameplay reveal in the near future". Following this announcement, a new PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic 3 Movie Composer Junkie XL Excited After Early Screening

    "I saw the film for the very first time yesterday"

    The Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie is fast approaching, and unsurprisingly, people who worked on the film have already seen it following the end of production earlier this year. One of these individuals happens to be the composer Tom Holkenborg (who you might also know as JunkieXL). In a recent...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Movies
    • SEGA
    • Music
  • News Apple Arcade Platformer 'Crossy Road Castle' Hops Onto Switch This Year

    Memory unlocked

    Hipster Whale, the developer behind 2014's mobile smash hit Crossy Road, has today announced that its Apple Arcade co-op platformer Crossy Road Castle will be making the leap to Switch later this year. This spin-off is a little different from the studio's endless Frogger-like that we're sure many of you will recognise. In this...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News EA Sports FC 25's Reveal Trailer Is Coming Home Tomorrow

    And a Switch release seems certain

    Football is something of a hot topic at the moment (we have been reliably informed), so it seems only fitting that the folks over at EA Sports have seized the opportunity to share news about FC 25, which will score its full reveal trailer tomorrow (17th July). This trailer will premiere on the EA Sports FC YouTube...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Newest Entry In 'Magical Drop' Puzzle Series Scores A Free DLC Update

    And the game is currently on sale for half price

    If you haven't given the puzzle game Magical Drop VI a go on the Switch yet, now might be the perfect time. The second free DLC was recently released and in celebration, the game is currently half price. The usual cost is $29,99 / €29,99 / 3,299 円 (or the regional equivalent). This second season...

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  • News Mortal Kombat 1's New DLC Fighter Arrives Next Week, Here's Official Gameplay

    Takeda Takahashi is back

    NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat 1 has already added all sorts of DLC fighters to the game as part of the first Kombat Pack and now to bring things to a close it's locked in a date for the final fighter Takeda Takahashi. This fighter will be made available later this month on 23rd July 2024. As part of this announcement, we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
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