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  • Guide Best Bad Guy Games On Switch

    It's good to be bad

    Don't you get so tired of being the hero all the time? Do you ever look at Bowser and think, "man, King Koopa's got it all figured out"? Does your life philosophy tend to lean more towards "nice guys finish last"? Then boy, have we got the games for you! So if you're itching to do crimes and evil deeds, then here are the best...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • Video Take A Look At Atelier Ryza 3's Stunning New Opening Cinematic

    Now launching in March

    Following the delay of the RPG Atelier Ryza 3 last month, Koei Tecmo this weekend showcased the game's opening cinematic at the Taipei Game Show. It's at least something to entertain fans until the big launch. Instead of arriving this month, Ryza 3 has now been pushed back to 24th March 2023. According to the game's producer,...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Koei Tecmo
  • Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - January 2023

    Our picks for the best Switch eShop games in January!

    Thank goodness January is over, hey? It always feels like it's twice as long as it actually is, and it doesn't help that it's cold and a little quieter on the gaming front. So it's time to dig deep and take a look back at last month for our monthly eShop Selects picks! In New Year's traditions,...

    • Features
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • Review The Pathless - Slick, Open-World Traversal Transitions To Switch Solidly

    A Link to the Path

    Having hit it out of the (water) park with its debut ABZÛ in 2016, Giant Squid landed The Pathless on PS5 just as the console launched in November 2020. The game provided the kind of audiovisual spectacle that would satisfy early adopters hankering after something to show off their next-gen kit, so you’d be forgiven for...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Killer7

    Lucky for some..?

    Hello folks, welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last time, we perused over the three box art designs for Viewtiful Joe, one of the 'Capcom Five' titles for the Nintendo GameCube. North America came out on top this time, winning 57% of the vote. Japan took the silver medal with 24%, and Europe closing out with the...

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    • Box Art Brawl
    • GameCube
    • Capcom
  • Video MVG Checks Out "Awesome" Update For GameCube Emulator On Xbox

    Can we have GameCube now, Nintendo?

    The GameCube might not have had much success in terms of sales, but it was actually home to quite a lot of amazing first-party titles. To this day, many of them are still essentially locked off on the same Nintendo platform. This includes games like Eternal Darkness, F-Zero GX, and even third-party hits such as...

    • Video
    • GameCube
    • Dolphin
    • Xbox
    • Emulation
  • News Award-Winning Co-Op Adventure 'It Takes Two' Surpasses 10 Million Sales

    "Thank you for all the love"

    Josef Fares award-winning cooperative title It Takes Two has hit a sales milestone recently - with developer Hazelight Studios announcing it has now sold over 10 million copies around the world. According to an official tweet from the company, that's "potentially twice as many players" as it ever dreamed of playing the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Pikmin Bloom Celebrates Valentine's Day With 'Present Sticker' Gold Seedlings

    Love is in the air... and the ground

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Pikmin Bloom is about ready to celebrate in style. Starting tomorrow (February 6th) until February 26th, you'll be able to try out special Valentine's Day missions and bag yourselves some 'Present Sticker' gold seedlings. Here's some more information from Niantic:...

    • Mobile
    • Pikmin
    • Nintendo
    • Niantic
  • News Nintendo Wins "Switch Joy-Con Drift" Class Action Lawsuit

    Drift? What drift?

    Remember a story we ran about some parents in the US who were trying to get their kids to sue Nintendo over "Joy-Con drift" in a class action lawsuit? Well, it seems the video game giant has come out on top. In November last year, a federal judge ruled in favour of Nintendo in the 'Sanchez et. al. v. Nintendo of America' case...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
    • Legal
    • US
    • North America

Saturday4th Feb 2023

  • News Nintendo Reveals Official Poster For The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    Arriving in theatres "soon"

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out next month in certain parts of the world and in the lead-up, Nintendo has been sharing more and more about this upcoming film. The latest reveal is the movie's "official" poster - showing off many of the main cast. As you can see below, we've got Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad,...

    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Nintendo
  • Feature 25 Stardew Valley Secrets And Easter Eggs You Might Not Have Known About

    More like ConfidentialApe

    Fancy yourself a Stardew Valley nerd? Do you feel like you know the game inside and out? We're here to challenge that, with 25 niche and surprising things that you may (or may not) already know about the game! 25 Things You Didn't Know About Stardew Valley: Rarecrow references The Rarecrows, which as rare scarecrows...

    • Features
    • Stardew Valley
    • Secrets
  • News Square Enix Planning "Multiple New Titles" And New IP

    Following a slump in sales

    Square Enix has had a solid run on the Nintendo Switch over the past year with releases such as Live A Live, NieR:Automata, Tactics Ogre: Reborn and more recently Crisis Core, but it seems it's not been enough. The Japanese publisher and developer has reported a drop in net sales in its latest financial results period (up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Industry
    • Sales
  • Mini Review PowerWash Simulator - Scrubs Up Well On Switch

    Hashtag satisfying

    In 1998, The Simpsons made a throwaway gag about Bart refusing to perform yard work at home for his mother, then demanding she let him join the queue for the yard work simulator at a local fairground. It’s funny because who would develop a virtual experience of a chore? Moreover, who would want to actually play it? So anyway,...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
  • Talking Point Who Did You Marry In Fire Emblem: Awakening?

    Fire of love

    For better or for worse, Fire Emblem today is a different beast to what it was a decade ago. Fire Emblem Engage brought back the weapons triangle, a combat-first focus, and the wonderful Engage mechanic, but at what cost? The social aspect (one of the biggest selling points in previous games) takes a tumble in the most recent entry. The...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo
    • Fire Emblem
    • Anniversary
  • News Among Us Shares Its Roadmap For 2023

    Nothing sus here

    It's a new year and that means there's a new roadmap for the popular multiplayer indie hit Among Us. So, what's on the agenda for 2023? Coming soon are user interface and user experience updates. This includes "cleaning up the account merging flow, updating the store to be easier to navigate, making it easier to see how you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Among Us
    • Updates
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 4th)

    Game on!

    Well folks, we made it through January and the upcoming months are looking bright (in gaming, at least). It's now fewer than 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom so the countdown is well and truly on. This week at Nintendo Life, we had a chance to get hands on with Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, and we also

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Play MLB The Show 23 On Switch For Free Later This Month (North America)

    Join in on the technical test

    If you're excited for the release of MLB The Show 23 and happen to be located in the US or Canada, it seems you won't have to wait long to try out this latest version. Just like the previous year, there'll be a technical test taking place ahead of the game's launch. Players across all platforms (including Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • News Square Enix Rolls Out Chocobo GP Version 1.4.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it now

    Square Enix released another update for its Switch-exclusive Chocobo GP. This is the first update of 2023, bumping the title up to Version 1.4.1. This patch contains multiple fixes, here's the full rundown courtesy of the Square Enix support page: Chocobo GP - Version 1.4.1 (1st Feb, 2023) Thank you for playing “Chocobo GP”...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Updates

Friday3rd Feb 2023

  • Guide Best Time Loop Games On Nintendo Switch

    Okay campers, rise and shine...

    We're republishing this in celebration of Groundhog Day. Or, wait... is this the first time we've published this? Oh no... Most video games are either two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Most... but not all. Today, we're celebrating the games that dip their toes into the underappreciated and underexplored fourth...

    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Switch Games
  • Quiz Are You Ready For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom? Find Out With Our Fiendishly Hard BOTW Quiz

    How much do you remember?

    The first day of February marked just 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom, and that means it's time to start training up. While we have no way of measuring the strength of your trigger fingers or how fast your reaction times are, we can test your brain — and in particular, how well you know Breath of the...

    • Quizzes
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Tears of the Kingdom
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo Improves Switch eShop's Search Function With Small QoL Update

    Take a look

    Nintendo has not exactly made many changes to the Switch user interface or the eShop over the years, but today is different. If you head over to the Switch eShop, you'll see a new update to the storefront has improved the video game search function. Instead of one column, there are now two columns of search results when you enter a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet TCG Set Revealed, Along With Some Utterly Adorable Art

    The starters shine

    The Pokémon Company has revealed the next official Trading Card Game set for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, called Triple Beat. As you would expect from a name like this, the set focuses on Paldea's three starter Pokémon — Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly — along with their evolutions. The cards were revealed via a stream...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Japan
  • News Premium Pokémon Figures Of Miraidon And Koraidon Now Available For Order

    You might need deep pockets, mind

    The Pokémon Centre has released two new premium Kotobukiya figures for Koraidon and Miraidon from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Priced at £229.99 each (yes, each), both figues come with a Scarlet and Violet book stand, with Koraidon measuring in at 16 x 23.1 x 21.1 cm and Miraidon coming in slightly smaller at 16...

    • Pokemon
    • Merch
  • Review OddBallers - Ballsy And Chaotic Co-op Fun, Though The Online Is DOA

    If you can dodge a ball, you can dodge a...lawnmower?

    Game Swing's OddBallers, a raucous top-down dodgeball party game, has been doing the rounds for quite some time now, having languished in various unreleased forms since it was first announced as "coming soon" a fair old while ago. Now it's suddenly dropped onto Nintendo Switch and, far from the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Platinum Celebrates Metal Gear Rising's 10th Anniversary Later This Month

    One to watch

    One of the standout developers throughout the lifespan of the Nintendo Switch has been PlatinumGames. Not only has it delivered some amazing games like Bayonetta 3 and Astral Chain, but it's also released a number of past hits on the popular hybrid system including The Wonderful 101 and more recently NieR:Automata. If you're wondering...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Metal Gear
    • Japan
    • Art
    • Konami
  • Review XGIMI HORIZON Pro 4K UHD Projector - A Plug-And-Play, Premium (And Pricey) Pairing For Your Switch

    A projector for those ready to go all in

    When shopping around for a new TV, it's easy enough to know what to look for and what questions to ask. What’s the picture size and resolution? How many HDMI inputs does it have? Does it come with any smart features built-in? Is it HDR-compatible? But what if you’re interested in a projector instead? What...

    • Reviews
    • Features
    • Hardware Reviews
    • Accessories
  • News Live Service Game Knockout City Will Shut Down This June

    Velan Studios is "very excited" about what's next

    After more than two years, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developer Velan Studios today announced it would be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer brawler Knockout City on 6th June this year - with Season 9 to be the "final season" for the game. Although it's had over 12 million players, it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Go! Go! PogoGirl Is A Cute And Colourful Platformer With Serious Retro Sega Vibes

    Stick it to them

    Ratalaika Games has revealed a rather quirky little platformer that's springing its way onto Switch next week. Go! Go! PogoGirl, developed by Ohsat Games (which consists of just one person, Andrej Preradovic!), follows a pogo champion whose prize pogo stick is stolen, and she must use another in order to track it down. The game...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Detective Pikachu's Second Movie Is Apparently Still In "Active Development"

    Pika-two!

    We're now getting updates about video game movies on a regular basis, but one we haven't heard about for a while is the sequel to Detective Pikachu - so what's happened? After the star of the movie Justice Smith claimed a second film was unlikely to happen in 2021, we've finally got a new update. According to a Legendary Entertainment rep...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News My Nintendo Store UK Opens Official Twitter Account

    It's-a-surprise!

    Nintendo UK has opened a brand new Twitter account for the My Nintendo Store in the UK and Ireland. The handle @MyNintendoUK was taken in January 2023, and the account just dropped its first tweet earlier today. The account will likely share updates for new stock and special edition pre-orders, which is something Nintendo UK has...

    • Nintendo
    • My Nintendo
    • UK
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Sales Surpass 12 Million Units Worldwide

    "Thank you all so much"

    Monster Hunter Rise made its debut on the PlayStation and Xbox last month, and it seems to have boosted the game's overall sales. In a new update from Capcom, the base game has now officially surpassed 12 million sales. To celebrate this special milestone, the Japanese company has released some commemorative artwork and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News 'Dredge' Reels A Sinister Fishing Adventure Onto Switch Next Month

    Spooky squids and phantom phish

    There are enough fishing games on Switch to fill your net three times over. You throw every title with a fishing minigame in there and you would be left with one crammed aquarium. In such a calm, soothing genre, it can be difficult to stand out as the top dogfish, so what has indie development studio Black Salt Games...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • Guide Best Neo Geo Pocket Color Games

    Time Extension Check out these gems for SNK's ill-fated handheld

    The Neo Geo Pocket Color really deserved better than it got. Released at a time when the Nintendo Game Boy was the dominant force in portable gaming, SNK's mobile marvel had an awful lot going for it; it was more powerful than Nintendo's system, and it even boasted connectivity with Sega's Dreamcast...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Neo Geo Pocket Color
    • Neo Geo
  • Soapbox Gaming Superstitions And Rituals Might Not Work, But They Matter

    We're crossing our fingers

    The God of Random Numbers is real, and he's in your house right now, sniffing all your dice. If you don't pray to him, you'll never see a natural 20 again, and all of your card decks will be stacked against you for the rest of time. Or... RNG is exactly what it sounds like. Random. Mashing B, or A, or whatever button you...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
  • News Toplan's Arcade Bullet Hell 'Batsugun' Has Been Rated For Switch

    The next in the S-Tribute series?

    Batsugun S-Tribute has been rated in Korea on Switch, Gematsu reports. This is potentially the next entry in City Connection's S-Tribute series, which focuses on a number of arcade and Sega Saturn titles, enhancing them for modern audiences. Batsugun is a title from 1993 developed by Toplan which was later ported...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News BROK The InvestiGator, A Disney Cartoon-Inspired "Punch & Click", Snaps Up March Release

    Get snappy

    Developer Cowcat has revealed that the "Punch & Click" game (the first ever, according to the developer!) BROK the InvestiGator will be launching on the Switch eShop on 1st March following its Steam release last year. This unusual mash-up of side-scrolling beat 'em up and point-and-click puts you in the shoes of Brok, an alligator...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 'The Master's Pupil' Is An Upcoming Puzzler Set Inside... Monet's Eyeball?

    You had our curiosity...

    Well, this is a new one! Developer Pat Naoum has revealed that The Master's Pupil will be heading to the Switch later this year. It's a hand-painted puzzler that's actually set within artist Claude Monet's eyeball — yum. You'll need to solve various puzzles in order to halt the progressive disease that threatens Monet's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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