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  • Guide Pokémon Presents February 2024: Every Announcement, Full Livestream

    Legends Z-A! Trading Card Game Pocket! Tera Raids!

    The February 2024 Pokémon Presents has come and gone, giving us a shorter showcase than we are used to seeing from TPC. At only 13 minutes in length, the presentation wasn't full of big hitters, but that's not to say that there wasn't some good stuff to be found in it — and Pokémon Legends: Z-A...

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  • News OG Starter Evolutions Star In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Events

    Get catchin'

    As part of the recent Pokémon Presents showcase, it was announced that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are getting yet another Tera Raid Battle event. Well, three, to be more specific. Starting tomorrow (28th February, 2024), the OG starter evolutions will feature in separate Tera Raid Battle events, beginning with Venusaur. Blastoise...

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  • News New Card Collecting App 'Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket' Launches This Year

    A new way to collect, battle and trade

    Well, the first Pokémon Presents of 2024 has been and gone. If you missed it, there wasn't all that much to be seen (bar the announcement of a new Legends game, Pokémon Legends: Z-A) though there was the reveal of an upcoming TCG app that has got us excited too. Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket is being

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  • News Pokémon Legends: Z-A Announced, Coming To Switch In 2025

    Lumiose City will feature

    Today's Pokémon Presents ended with a nice little surprise — a teaser for Pokémon Legends: Z-A, a brand new Legends-style game which is taking place in Lumiose City. The game will be launching worldwide in 2025 "on Nintendo Switch systems". The teaser didn't really show off much besides teasing some futuristic...

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  • Gallery Pokémon Art Project 'Kanto Redrawn' Is Complete, And It Looks Incredible

    Over 100 artists contributed

    Remember the stunning Johto Redrawn project that we covered way back in 2021? You might also recall that the team behind this beautiful pixel art recreation of one of our favourite Pokémon regions, Retro Redrawn, was also working on a reimagining of the Kanto region. Today, Kanto Redrawn is finished, and it

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    • Art
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  • Random Paul McCartney Loved Koji Kondo's Work So Much, He Invited Him Backstage

    Will you still need me, will you still feed me, Nintendo 64?

    During a recent interview with Gene Park of The Washington Post, famed Nintendo composer Koji Kondo reminisced of his work with Nintendo and the impact that his music has had on the industry after its induction into the National Recording Registry. One particular anecdote that caught our...

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  • News Super Mario Bros. CD Is A New ROM Hack Inspired By A Console That Doesn't Exist

    Time Extension Coming 10.10.2025

    A trailer recently dropped online for a new Super Mario World ROM hack that aims to imagine what a Super Mario Bros. game might have looked like had it been released on a fictional CD-based version of the NES / Nintendo Famicom. Super Mario Bros. CD, as the project is called, is the work of the ROM hacker King Mayro and a team of...

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  • News Pokémon Presents 'Pokémon Day' Broadcast Runtime Revealed

    A shorter presentation filled with "exciting Pokémon news"

    With Nintendo's Partner Showcase now out of the way, our attention turns to the Pokémon Presents: Pokémon Day broadcast, streaming live later today. When it was initially announced for 27th February there was no mention of the runtime, but that's changed now that the Japanese broadcast...

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  • News Surprise! Dragon Ball: The Breakers Season 5 Adds Cross-Play

    It's also getting a new raider, new map and more

    Bandai Namco has announced it will launch Season 5 of Dragon Ball: The Breakers on 29th February 2024. It adds the new "double raider" team Zamasu and Goku Black (available with TP Tokens) who work in tandem to enact the "Zero Mortal Plan". Along with this are three new survivor skins including...

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  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Gets A New Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Monsters, Inc. has arrived

    After teasing a Monsters, Inc. update, the new update for Disney Dreamlight Valley adds Mike Wazowski and Sulley on 28th February 2024. This it the first major update of the new year, with the team excited to officially welcome players to The Laugh Floor. Below is a brief message from the team, along with the full patch...

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  • Random Check Out This Cool SNES-Style Digital Game Manual For Pepper Grinder

    Dig into the "free demo" today

    During last week's Partner Showcase, Devolver Digital provided an update for game Pepper Grinder, revealing the action-packed platformer would be released for Nintendo Switch on 28th March 2024. Apart from a demo, which you can download now from the Switch eShop, Devolver Digital has now also shared a cool Super...

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  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares Update About Version 1.6 Release

    March launch for PC and console "will follow" ASAP

    Last month, Stardew Valley creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone mentioned how he was finally done adding "major new content" for the next update. Now, to mark the 8th anniversary of the game, he's finally locked in a release date for Version 1.6. It will be arriving next month on 19th March 2024, but...

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YesterdayMon, 26th Feb 2024

  • News Reynatis Is An Urban Fantasy RPG From Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts Writer

    Kazushige Nojima, Yoko Shimomura and more team up

    REYNATIS is a brand new action RPG from developers FuRyu and Natsume Atari, and it's launching in the West in Fall 2024 on Switch. The game was revealed during the Japanese Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase this week, but publisher NIS America revealed earlier today that the game would be making its...

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  • News New Metroidvania From CERN Physicist Focuses On The Wonder Of Science

    Yeah, science!

    Do you like Metroidvanias? Do you like science? You do?! Well good news, because the two are combining in Exographer, an upcoming adventure title from Abylight Studios and SciFun Games. Imagined by CERN physicist and sci-fi author Raphael Granier de Cassagnac, Exographer is a Metroidvania that ditches combat for science-based puzzles...

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  • News Publisher Midnight Works Allegedly Targeting YouTuber For Calling Out Its "Scam" Switch Games

    "This is stooping to new lows"

    YouTuber Luke Wild of channel SwitchStars — which focuses primarily on highlighting low-effort, low-quality games to avoid on Switch eShop — has published a video detailing what he believes to be an attack on his channel orchestrated by the publisher Midnight Works. The Moldovan company is responsible for much of...

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  • Review Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! (Switch) - Game Freak's 3DS Gem Is Still A Prize Pony

    Yay or neigh?

    When the 3DS eShop closed back in March 2023, we were sad for a number of reasons. We were sad at the thought of losing the wonderful Virtual Console library. Sad at the prospect of never seeing the little orange bag mascot again. Sad at the understanding that we'd soon be returning to the silent eShop of the Switch without a...

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  • Rumour New Report From Nikkei Corroborates 'Switch 2' Delay Into 2025

    Nintendo keen to avoid stock shortages

    A new report from Nikkei Asia has corroborated previous reports that the 'Switch 2' - the affectionately named successor to the Switch - will release at some point in 2025, with the report stating that the console won't launch until March 2025 "at the earliest". Nikkei states that the reasoning behind the...

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  • Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster

    Blast them!

    We are just a few days away from the release of Nightdive Studios' Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster on 28th February and the tech experts from Digital Foundry have popped up to let us know how the 1995 shooter is looking on Switch. For the most part, the remaster runs well on every platform. Digital Foundry's John Linneman praises the...

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  • Random Nintendo Updates The Domain For Its Japanese Site

    One additional key press required

    Nintendo has announced that it has updated the URL for its Japanese website, meaning those who wish to pay a visit will need to hit an additional key on their physical/virutal keyboard (the horror!). All jokes aside, the firm states that the change is down to "server environment improvements", though as pointed out...

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  • News Inti Creates' Gunvolt Records: Cychronicle Temporarily Removed From Switch eShop (US)

    Back soon!

    Inti Creates has today announced that its recently released musical rhythm game GUNVOLT RECORDS: Cychronicle has been temporarily removed from the North American Switch eShop. Revealed in a tweet from the studio, Inti Creates stated that the removal was down to a "change in ratings". The team is endeavouring to get the issue sorted and...

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  • UK Charts Mario Vs. Donkey Kong Slips Down The Ladder To Third

    Unleash the minis

    After its debut at number one last week, Mario vs. Donkey Kong has slipped down to third in the UK Boxed Charts, leaving EA Sports FC 24 and Hogwarts Legacy to take number one and two respectively. It's still a good showing for the plumber, however, with three Mario titles once again settling in nicely in the top ten. Elsewhere,...

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  • News 3DS Virtual Boy Emulation Gives You 3D Without The Headaches

    Time Extension Say hello to Red Viper

    A Virtual Boy emulator has just been released for the Nintendo 3DS, and it runs all officially licensed games at full speed. Developed by @Skyfloogle, Red Viper can be installed on hacked 3DS consoles and allows you to experience the console's 3D effect without having to stoop over a table or get a headache. "3D

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  • Community What's The Best Switch eShop Game We Missed? (February 2024)

    Your favourite game for eShop Selects

    It's back! We're almost at the end of February already — yes, even with the extra day in this fine Leap Year. Our monthly Nintendo Life eShop Selects will be landing this coming weekend for February, but for 2024, we also want you lovely readers to pick your favourite eShop game from that we've missed out on...

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  • News Bravely Default Producer Says To Expect An Announcement This Year

    Bravely Default II is now three years old

    Bravely Default II has turned three years old after its Switch launch on 26th February, 2021, and to celebrate, producer Tomoya Asano has posted a commemorative message on X (formerly Twitter) while seemingly teasing an announcement for later this year. As spotted by X user Stealth (thanks,

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Sunday25th Feb 2024

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch DLC & Expansions

    Downloadable loving care

    Updated with Splatoon 3: Side Order and Eastward: Octopia, the fantastic farming sim DLC for the adventure RPG Eastward. Enjoy! There was a time, long ago, when games were done when they hit retail shelves. But we're in the 21st century now, and more often than not, additional post-launch content is released months after a...

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  • News Hand-Drawn Adventure 'Bo: Path Of The Teal Lotus' Launches On Switch This July

    An action-platformer inspired by Japanese folklore

    Following its successful Kickstarter, Bo: Path of the Teal Lotus has finally locked in a release date for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms - with Humble Games and developer Squid Shock confirming it will be arriving on 18th July 2024. If you missed our previous coverage a few years...

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  • News Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Estimated Switch File Size Revealed

    Make some space

    Arguably one of the most exciting announcements during Nintendo's Partner Showcase was the reveal of Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection. It revives the OG Battlefront games and even adds some new content and characters like Kit Fisto. If you're wondering just how much space you'll need, the US and UK eShop listings have...

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    • Star Wars
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  • Poll Box Art Brawl - Castlevania: Legacy Of Darkness

    Ah-woooooo

    Welcome folks, to another episode of Box Art Brawl! Last time, we looked at Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis for the Nintendo DS. We'd love to say it was a close call, but it really wasn't. North America and Europe teamed up to take on Japan, with the Western design winning with a resounding 87% of the vote. Crikey. This...

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    • N64
    • Castlevania
    • Konami
  • News Another Humongous Point-And-Click Classic Is Coming To Switch Soon

    Freddi Fish returns

    Humongous Entertainment has already released some Freddi Fish games on the Switch eShop and next week it's adding another one. Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds will return on 29th February 2024. Here's a bit about this title which was originally released in 1994, along with a look. You can also get a 20%...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Gundam Breaker 4 Blasts Onto Nintendo Switch In 2024

    A closed beta will take place next month

    In case you missed it, Bandai Namco announced Gundam Breaker 4 for the Switch and other platforms during Nintendo's Partner Showcase this week. It's arriving worldwide at some point in 2024 and will allow you to create your own "ultimate" Gundam and then deploy it across a variety of combat missions, where...

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    • Bandai Namco
  • News Lady Gaga Joins Fortnite Festival Season 2

    "Get ready to go gaga"

    Season 2 of Fortnite Festival is now underway and as part of this the "legendary superstar" Lady Gaga (known for smash hits such as 'Poker Face' and 'Just Dance') has joined in on the fun as the festival icon. From now until 22nd April 2024, you'll be able to participate in the new festival pass 'Unlock your talent', and...

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