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  • News Minecraft's Ending Is Now Free For Anyone To Use

    "I wrote a story for a friend"

    There is only one piece of written narrative in Minecraft. It happens right at the end, after you've beaten the Ender Dragon. It is about 8 minutes long — almost as long as the entirety of the world record speedrun of the game — and it consists of a scrolling text poem written by an artist named Julian Gough...

    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
  • News Never Played Mario + Rabbids? Nintendo's Video Guide Is Here To Help

    Sparks of inspiration

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope came out a little over a month ago now and was instantly met by high praise indeed (scoring 8/10 in our review). If the first game in the series is anything to go by, then we can see this sequel being something of a sleeper hit thanks to some nice eShop discounts in the coming years. If, however,...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Mario
    • Ubisoft
    • Video
  • Poll Is Zelda: Wind Waker's Hero Called 'Cat-Eye Link'?

    Hyrule Historia reckons so!

    The Zelda franchise has seen its central hero take on many different forms. There's the sideburns and long-johns of The Adventure of Link, the long body and pointed features of Ocarina of Time, the eyeliner and fringe of Twilight Princess ('it's not just a phase Muuuum') and then shaggy wild explorer of Breath of the...

    • Poll
    • Nintendo
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
  • News Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake News Coming "Soon" Teases Series Creator

    "I can’t say much yet"

    News on the Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake has been sparse since its announcement in May 2021, but series creator Yuji Horii has hinted in an interview with Famitsu (with excerpts translated by SatsumaFS for Nintendo Everything

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Dragon Quest
  • News Atari Announces Ultra Rare Arcade Shooter 'Akka Arrh' Is Coming To Switch

    Originally scrapped for being "too difficult"

    After Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, Atari Flashback Classics and Atari Mania, you might think that the iconic studio would want a break from looking into its back catalogue for a brief moment. You would, however, be wrong. Perhaps the most obscure of these titles yet has today been announced,...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atari
    • Retro
  • News '90s-Inspired Platformer Clive 'N' Wrench Lands New Festive Trailer And US Physical Release Date

    Alongside its European launch

    We were excited to hear that the long-awaited retro platformer Clive 'N' Wrench would be finally hopping its way to Switch in Europe in February 2023, and we are now pleased to hear that our friends across the pond will be able to experience all of it's 90s-inspired goodness in physical form on the same day. The game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Is Out Now With New Custom Items Update

    Play online your way

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just keeps getting bigger, and Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass has just dropped! As with every new DLC, two new Cups have been introduced to the mix — the Rock Cup, and the Moon Cup. And each one has four returning courses from Mario Kart history. But alongside Wave 3's arrival, Nintendo has announced...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Super Mario
    • DLC
  • Talking Point Are You Excited To See Call Of Duty Return To Nintendo Platforms?

    Whisky tango foxtrot

    In case you missed the recent bombshell from Xbox Game Studios' CEO Phil Spencer, the business executive confirmed in a tweet that Microsoft would enter into a ten-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo platforms following the presumed merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard. <related ids="142197"> The...

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    • Poll
    • Nintendo
    • Call of Duty
  • News Yuji Naka Has Reportedly Been Arrested Again Over Final Fantasy Insider Trading

    Developer invested in mobile company prior to public announcement

    Update [Wed 7th Dec, 2022 12:30 GMT]: Yuki Naka has reportedly been arrested again over potential insider trading, this time related to the mobile title Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier. As reported by Asahi and VGC, Naka and former Square-Enix developer Taisuke Sazaki were...

    • Industry
    • Yuji Naka
    • Square Enix
    • Dragon Quest
    • Mobile
  • News Overwatch 2 Launches Season Two With New Heroes, Maps, And Game Modes

    Bang bang, shooty shooty

    Activision-Blizzard has kicked off Season Two for Overwatch 2, launching new heroes, maps and game modes for the free-to-play FPS. The key addition here, of course, is the new Tank hero Ramattra, but we've also got the new Shambali map, a whole bunch of unlockable rewards via the Battle Pass, and even some festive events on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
  • News Temtem Gets Huge New Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    The combination of ver.1.1 and 1.2

    There was a time when we thought that Temtem would have the chance to grow in Pokémon's shadow and become another strong creature catcher/battler on the video game market. But then, well, it didn't. While we gave the game 8/10 in our review, many appear to have been put off by bugs and other launch issues, leaving...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Mech Armada Brings Robot Building To X-Com-Style Warfare On Switch Tomorrow

    Roll out

    Lioncode Games has announced that its tactical turn-based roguelite Mech Armada will be dropping onto Switch tomorrow (8th December). Billed as "Into the Breach meets X-Com", by way of a little Transformers we might add, this tactics game will see you building extravagently bulky mechs and then sending them into battle against an even...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fans Are Giving Mario Kart 64 The HD Treatment With Incredible New Mod

    Time Extension Start your engines!

    Have you ever been playing Mario Kart 64 on a modern monitor and wished for a crisper, cleaner image? Well now, thanks to a group of fans belonging to the Mario Kart 64 HD team, it's possible to mod your game to replace some of its blurry character textures and environments with some high-res alternatives (as spotted by

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    • N64
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  • News Microsoft Enters "10-Year Commitment To Bring Call Of Duty To Nintendo"

    Xbox's Phil Spencer confirms

    Microsoft Gaming CEO and Xbox head Phil Spencer has mentioned in recent times how he would love to bring Activision's Call of Duty franchise to platforms like the Nintendo Switch once the Activision Blizzard merger is finalised. Well, today Phil has shared some absolutely massive news - revealing how Microsoft has...

    • Call of Duty
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
    • Activision
  • News Splatoon 3 Is Yahoo! Japan's Most Searched Video Game Of 2022

    Pokémon Legends: Arceus was runner-up

    We've already heard a lot about the success of Splatoon 3 in Japan this year, and now it's taken out another award. The third entry in the popular team-based squid shooter has officially been crowned the top searched game in the Yahoo! Japan Search Awards. Yes, it's a thing. Yahoo! Japan shared multiple...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Japan
  • Random Peach's Mario Movie VA Anya Taylor-Joy Says She's A Gamer Now

    Welcome aboard, Princess

    We've already seen Anya Taylor-Joy dress up as the Princess Peach for Halloween, and now in a new interview with Modern Luxury San Diego, Anya has spoken about how she's become a gamer because of her role in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Just being involved with the movie got her into the hobby, and since then she's even...

    • Random
    • Princess Peach
    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Nintendo
  • News New Avatar Legends DLC Is Now Available In Minecraft

    "Can you master the four elements?"

    Update [Wed 7th Dec, 2022 01:55 GMT]: Minecraft's Avatar Legends DLC is now available. Alongside this a new trailer has been released. "Play as yourself or as your favorite characters, as the Avatar Legends DLC comes with 50+ new skins, including Aang, Korra, Zuko, and Katara! And to celebrate the launch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Nickelodeon
  • News Sonic Prime's First Episode To Premiere In Roblox 5 Days Before The Netflix Release

    "Join the global virtual premiere event"

    Sonic isn't done for the year just yet! As you might recall, on 15th December, the new animated series Sonic Prime is launching on the streaming service Netflix. It'll feature not only Sonic's crew (Tails, Amy and Knuckles), but also a few other characters like Shadow, Rouge and Big the Cat. It sees the...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Netflix
    • Roblox

Tuesday6th Dec 2022

  • Guide Fire Emblem Engage Characters - Every New And Returning Hero Revealed So Far

    Update: Fogato and Hortensia join the company

    Fire Emblem Engage is set to come to Switch on 23rd January, 2023, bringing the series to the new world of Elyos. As we have come to expect from the franchise, Engage will introduce us to a new team of heroes but, as confirmed by Nintendo, there are also set to be cameos from few recognisable faces of...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Nintendo Releases Full Statement After Cancellation Of Smash World Tour

    Update: Panda Global CEO resigns

    Update #2 [Tue 6th Dec, 2022 04:05 GMT]: Panda Global has now released its own statement - revealing Alan Bunney is no longer CEO. Panda's Cup Finale has also been postponed due to security concerns for staff and contractors. You can see the full statement below: Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 11:30 GMT]: We heard...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News An Unannounced Super Mario Bros. Movie Character Has Been Spotted In The Wild

    A galactic error..?

    We're fast approaching the launch of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on April 7th, 2023 (yes, it'll be here before you know it!) and we've already seen a boatload of characters from the first two trailers, including the likes of Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Funky Kong, and more. It seems Nintendo is still keeping a few things under...

    • Nintendo
    • Mario Movie
    • Mario
  • News Mario Jumps Into The 3D Billboard Craze In New Movie Advertisement

    First look at movie's Piranha Plant

    It is difficult to miss promotional material for The Super Mario Bros. Movie at the moment. There have been two official trailers, a handful of posters, the release of the main theme, and that's not to mention the F.L.U.D.D.-scale leaks that we seem to come across every week. Now the film's marketing department is...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Mario
    • Mario Movie
  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Walkthrough, Quests, All Recipes, Tips, And Tricks

    Everything you need to make your dreams come true

    Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life sim game featuring a large number of characters from across the Disney universe. It launched in 2022 and has received regular updates ever since, with new characters, quests, and mechanics being added to the game. In this Disney Dreamlight Valley walkthrough, which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
    • Guides
  • News River City Girls 2 Has A New Release Date In North America & Europe

    Update: WayForward has confirmed the new date

    Update [Tue 6th Dec, 2022 21:35 GMT]: After comforting fans about the upcoming River City Girls 2 release date last week, WayForward has today announced an official release date for this much-anticipated sequel — 15th December! Confirming the news on Twitter, this follows the company's announcement...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Kukoos: Lost Pets - A Charming 3D Platformer Perfect For The Whole Family

    Going Cuckoo for Kukoos

    Despite the Nintendo Switch’s reputation for being a family-friendly console, the number of truly kid-focused games on the platform are surprisingly few and far between. And if you take licensed games out of the discussion, the number falls even more. Currently, outside of some notable titles like New Super Lucky’s Tale...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • Random Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Players Are Seeing Disembodied Heads

    Don't look now

    We've discussed the glitches seen in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at length here at Nintendo Life, and while the novelty has largely worn off for many, we simply had to share this one. As reported by the folks over at Automaton, it seems that some players are starting to see disembodied heads floating through the world when taking...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Witcher 3's Free DLC Update Doesn't Have A Switch Release Date Yet

    So much for December 14th...

    Next week sees the arrival of The Witcher 3's "next-gen" update across multiple platforms, but new information suggests it won't be coming to the Nintendo Switch on the same date. Our friends at Eurogamer caught up with CD Projekt Red ahead of the free update's release, and apparently, there's "no specific release date...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Netflix
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  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Returns To The Game Awards As A Presenter

    007 actor Daniel Craig will also be in attendance

    If you would like to see more of the former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, you might want to tune into The Game Awards later this week. For the ninth year in a row, the big man is back! He'll once again be presenting an award. Reggie even shared a message on social media mentioning...

    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards
    • Industry
  • News Switch Sales Increased By A Whopping 175% In The UK During November

    Helped along by Pokémon and Black Friday

    November was a pretty big month for Nintendo. Not only did the latest generation of Pokémon launch with Scarlet and Violet, but the Switch also benefited from the usual Black Friday offers that inevitably pop up each and every year. Such a potent combination is bound to lead to some impressive sales and,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • UK Charts
  • Anniversary Super Famicom Favourite 'Final Fantasy V' Is 30 Years Old

    A Tycoon of the series

    Final Fantasy V is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Japan today! Geez. Released on the Super Famicom on 6th December 1992, Final Fantasy V was a return to the Job System set-up of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy III on the NES. It's also sandwiched between what many consider two of the best Final Fantasy games ever —...

    • Anniversary
    • SNES
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • News PowerWash Simulator Dev Provides Update On Nintendo Switch Release

    New content announcements coming "early next year"

    At the Tokyo Game Show in September, Square Enix announced the washing and cleaning simulation PowerWash Simulator for the Nintendo Switch. There was no date shared at the time, and now indie developer FuturLab has provided an update - revealing a release will be locked in for this platform in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Cooks Up January Release Date

    Are you ready kids?

    THQ Nordic has today announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will be arriving on Switch from 31st January, 2023, with pre-orders now open. There are, of course, some special pre-order bonuses in store for all those who want to get in on the F.U.N early. All digital and physical pre-orders will come with the...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hogwarts Legacy Shares 'Making The Music' Video

    Still no Switch release date, though

    Warner Bros. Games and developer Avalanche Studios have shared a new Hogwarts Legacy video detailing the work undergone to create the upcoming game's soundtrack. There's very little in the way of gameplay here (which is probably a good thing, because you can bet it won't be representative of the Switch version),...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Astroneer Lands Seasonal Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Holiday special

    Astroneer, the charming little Minecraft-meets-No Man's Sky sandbox, won us over when it was released back in January of this year and we have been enjoying regular updates ever since. Now the good folk over at System Era Softworks have introduced new festive content in an update titled 'Project C.H.E.E.R'. Aside from the usual bug...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Random This Lord Of The Rings Game Apparently Shared An Engine With Tiger Woods

    Time Extension Bull Roarer Took would be proud!

    Thanks to a recent tweet from the user @DJ_Link, a Wired interview with the former Electronic Arts executive producer Glen Schofield has resurfaced online, revealing an interesting and obscure connection between EA's The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and its Tiger Woods series of games. The interview, which...

    • News
    • Random
    • Lord of the Rings
    • Tiger Woods

Monday5th Dec 2022

  • News No Gravity Games Is Handing Out 12 Free Switch Games This Month (North America)

    The 12 Games of Christmas starts today

    It's safe to say that we all love Switch games, but you know what's better? Free Switch games. Fortunately, No Gravity Games is once again giving them out by the sack-load this December (if by 'sack-load' you mean a maximum of 12, that is) as a part of the '12 Games of Christmas' - hey, it's certainly one way...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • North America
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley "Missions In Uncharted Space" Update Patch Notes Are Now Live

    Run, don't walk, to Kristoff's shop

    The Disney Dreamlight Valley update — which adds a new realm, new characters, and loads more — is almost here, and ahead of its December 6th release, we've been blessed with the full patch notes. Here are the highlights: Optimised game stability on Nintendo Switch Functional fireplaces The ability to buy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
    • Updates
  • News Face Tyranitar Or Salamence In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Next Limited-Time Tera Raid Battle

    Tera-fying

    It was back at the start of November that The Pokémon Company announced the first contenders in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raid Battles, and now it looks like we know who is going to be turning all crystal-y next. Following on from Eevee and Charizard, the next 'mon to be stepping up to the plate in the game's limited-time Tera...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Do Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Contain Hints To The Next Region?

    Bonzer

    Ever since Pokémon releases have started to get closer and closer together, we've started to see more 8in-game references to the next game in the series long before it gets announced. In Pokémon X and Y, there was a "Strange Souvenir" that hinted at a future location — which would turn out to be Sun and Moon's Alola. In Sword and Shield,...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News Dead Cells' Creator's New Game, Nuclear Blaze, Blasts Onto Switch Next Year

    Fire in the hole!

    Back in 2018 we were completely enamoured by Dead Cells. A roguelite with gorgeous pixel art and enough intense action to fill many hours of play time, the game was, simply put, a blast. Now Sébastien Benard, the title's lead developer, is taking that sense of blast all the more literally, as their latest game, Nuclear Blaze, will...

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    • Indie
  • Review Inscryption - This Ingeniously Devilish Deck-Builder Is Still Ace On Switch

    Going off-scrypt

    The delight of Daniel Mullins’ games is the way they obliterate expectations. If there’s a problem with having such a distinctive creative voice, though, is that we've been trained by his previous games to expect the unexpected. And that's why Inscryption's arrival on Switch is such a treat: as the first of Mullins' games to hit...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature The Best Pokédex Pictures In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

    How many references can you spot?

    One of our favourite new features in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has to be the new Pokédex. Instead of being a dry encyclopaedic list of Pokémon you've seen and caught, ScarVi takes the boring old 'Dex formula and throws it out of the window in favour of a stylish bookcase of Pokémon. And it's gorgeous. We began...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
  • Mini Review Swordship - A Challenging, High-Speed, 'Dodge 'Em Up' With Style

    Burning The Tide

    Swordship looks like something from the world of Wipeout, except here the race is for your life. With buttery cel-shaded graphics and a cool ambient techno soundtrack, it's stylistically polished. The frame rate maintains a perfect 60 FPS, with its industrial periphery altering between cities and the colour of the seas moving...

    • Mini Review
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Continue To Fall As FIFA 23 Maintains The Crown

    From Pokéballs to footballs

    The UK boxed charts are in and this week continues the World Cup-inspired triumph of FIFA 23, with the latest entry in EA's football series taking home the trophy once again. It is a slightly quieter one for Nintendo this week, with the other home consoles dominating the top three spots. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet drop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Pokemon
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Teases New Recipes And Star Path In Upcoming Update

    Get cosy with Mickey

    The update for Disney Dreamlight Valley is almost here, bringing with it a new Toy Story realm, new characters, new fashion, and a bunch more stuff that we can't even guess. But ahead of the December 6th Toy Story update, the Disney DLV Twitter account is showing off some hints at what's to come — including some new recipes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Disney
  • News Cat Dungeon Crawler, UnderDungeon, Sinks Its Claws Into January Release Date

    Apocalypse meow

    We first heard about UnderDungeon back in the sunny days of August. With it's somewhat Undertale-y vibe and interesting mix of 2D and 3D dungeon exploration, we were excited for it's release this year. While it looks like it will be just missing out on that original date, the publisher has announced that it will be landing (on its...

    • News
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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie

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