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  • Poll What Do You Think Of Donkey Kong's New Look In The Mario Movie?

    Inspired by the "original character"

    One character we weren't necessarily expecting to see in the latest Mario Movie trailer was the king of the jungle, Donkey Kong. During the short Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto introduced Donkey Kong's voice actor Seth Rogen and also mentioned how the character had a new look: Shigeru Miyamoto: "It's been...

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    • Nintendo
  • Gallery Nintendo Uploads New Mario Movie Posters

    Jump up, super star

    Following some poster leaks yesterday, Nintendo has now officially uploaded some new ones to social media. It gives fans a much better look at Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Bowser. Here they are in all their glory: The Super Mario Bros. Movie will launch in cinemas next year on 7th April. You catch the...

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  • News Smash World Tour Announces Cancellation After Notice From Nintendo

    The unofficial fan tournament will "no longer operate"

    The unofficial Super Smash Bros. series 'Smash World Tour' has announced the cancellation of "both the upcoming Smash World Tour Championships" as well as the 2023 tour. This event is best-known for having the "largest prize pool in Smash history at over $250,000" and was planned to have a prize...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdayTue, 29th Nov 2022

  • News Princess Peach And Donkey Kong Debut In New Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer

    "Our big adventure begins now!"

    The second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has just dropped, and it's jam-packed full of references, characters, and moments that series fans will love. Most importantly, if the leaks and yesterday's tweet from Nintendo didn't give it away, we got our first look at Princess Peach. Voiced by Anya...

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    • Nintendo
  • Watch Nintendo Direct: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Second Trailer - Live!

    Here we goooooo

    Trailer number two is just about here! We might have all been (quietly) expecting to see the Super Mario Bros. Movie debut a new trailer at The Game Awards next week, but leave it to Nintendo to surprise us. Today, at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT / 8am AET (30th Nov), we'll be getting our second glimpse at next year's animated movie...

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  • Random YouTuber Recreates Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Cutscenes With Full Voice Acting

    Pikachu will be played by Sir Ian McKellen

    Spoilers below — some late-game scenes from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet appear in this video! Amongst all the criticisms and praise for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, one particular issue has come to the surface most recently: The lack of voice acting. The Pokémon series has never had voice acting, of...

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  • Feature 14 Things That Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Get Absolutely Right

    It's not all jank and bugs!

    Let's get this out of the way: The technical state of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is pretty shocking. It's buggy, it's broken, and sure, it makes for very funny glitch videos, but for what a full-price Nintendo Switch game costs these days, it should have launched in a much better state. But we've already written...

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  • Video Nintendo Switch Sports' New Golf Update Is Exactly What You'd Expect

    More golf than you can golf golf

    The new golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports is out now after a bit of a delay, and our lovely Video Producer Alex has been checking it out over on our YouTube channel. He's not alone, though, as our brand new Pure Xbox Video Producer Craig "Good Boy" Reid has joined in the fun to see what all the fuss is about...

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  • Random Could Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Be The Final Part Of A Trilogy Of Zelda Games?

    A triforce of games, if you will

    We love a good tangle of theories here at NL, especially when it's anything to do with the Zelda series — a story so tangled that even its creators aren't really sure what it all means. So this latest theory intrigues us — the idea that Skyward Sword, Breath of the Wild, and Tears of the Kingdom will form a...

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  • News 'The Garden Path' Is A Cosy Real-Time Gardening Game Designed For Short Sessions

    Coming early 2023

    We've been excited for The Garden Path since we found out about it in August 2021, and spoke to its solo developer and illustrator Louis Durrant about its inspiration and its music later that month. Now, we've got a release window: Spring 2023, just in time for the winter frost to

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News The Universe Awaits In Two Point Campus' New 'Space Academy' Expansion

    Make it so!

    Two Point Studios has announced the first major DLC expansion for Two Point Campus, called Space Academy. Launching for Switch on December 12th, one week after other major platforms (of course), the DLC will features a boatload of new features, including anti-gravity simulations, space combat training, and the ability to harvest...

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  • News The Nintendo Switch Was One Of The Top Black Friday Purchases This Year

    Did you get a good deal?

    The colossal holiday sale madness known as Black Friday or Cyber Week has just ended, with Cyber Monday wrapping up the weekend of deals. Adobe Analytics has assembled a bunch of graphs and stats for this year's shopping trends, and to no one's real surprise, the Nintendo Switch is way up there as one of the most...

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  • Flashback Star Fox, The Mario Movie And Zelda - Inside Nintendo's 1993 CES Assault

    Time Extension Take a video tour of a major event

    The Consumer Electronics Show – or 'CES' for short – used to be a major event in the video game calendar. Taking place in the Summer and Winter each year, CES would be where Sega, Nintendo and its publishing partners would show off their latest games – and the Winter 1993 event, which took place in January...

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  • News Splatoon 3's First Big Run Event Announced For Mid-December

    The Chill Season hots up

    We are but a few short days away from the release of Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 update on 1st December (or 30th November for America), and Nintendo has started to reveal when we can expect the season's events to kick off. While there is no word on anything Splatfest related as of yet, we do now know that Big Run - the...

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  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off His Impressive Controller Collection

    "Too many?"

    You might have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" before, but can the same also be applied to console controllers? Your answer may depend on your current living situation and, crucially, how much space you have in the house, but we reckon most would agree that an extra pad here and there is nothing to be sniffed...

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  • Review Ship Of Fools - Roguelite Deck Defence That's A Blast With A Mate

    Cannon fodder

    If you’ve ever played a roguelite, you’ve seen it all before. Head out on a run, collect resources and equipment, fail at some point, use those resources to purchase upgrades, and try again and again, getting a little bit further each time until the Big Evil is defeated. In an increasingly crowded genre, Ship of Fools adheres to...

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  • News Square Enix Unveils Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion 'Launch Trailer' Ahead Of Release

    Coming 13th December

    The term 'launch trailer' is thrown around a lot these days. If, in this instance, you read it used alongside Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and were instantly struck by fear of missing the game's release, worry not - the launch trailer may well be here, but the launch itself is still on 13th December. Once we had got...

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  • News Cancelled 'Toki Tori' Nintendo DS Prototypes Surface Online

    Time Extension The cancelled game was based on the WiiWare version released in 2008

    The archival group Forest of Illusion has preserved another piece of Nintendo-adjacent history online, this time securing and publishing three prototypes for a cancelled Toki Tori Nintendo DS port developed around 2007-2008. In case you're unaware, Toki Tori is a puzzle platformer...

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    • Two Tribes
  • News New 'Mythical Wishes' Season Announced For Pokémon GO

    Starting this week

    The Season of Light is finally drawing to a close in Pokémon GO and Niantic has been quick off the bat to let us know what is in store next for the mobile franchise. 'Mythical Wishes' will be coming our way from 1st December and we already have a trailer showing off some of the things that we can expect - including the tease of...

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  • News Upcoming 2D Platformer 'Onion Assault' Pays Homage To Super Mario Bros. 2

    From the director of Gunman Clive

    Bertil Hörberg, the Swedish game developer who brought us the modern classic 3DS title Gunman Clive, has recently been showcasing Onion Assault, an upcoming platformer that looks to pay loving homage to Super Mario Bros. 2. Based on the trailer above and the additional footage from Hörberg's below tweet, the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Mega Sceptile, Blaziken And Swampert Debut In Pokémon GO Event Next Week

    Hello from Hoenn

    The Season of Light is almost over in Pokémon GO, but Niantic has already announced that the next season is going to start off with a bang. Season nine, Mythical Wishes, will begin on 1st December and its opening event is bound to be a big one for fans of the Gen III starters. As if this article's title wasn't enough of a clue,...

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  • News Humongous Classic Collection Receiving Limited Run Physical Switch Release

    Six games, one collection

    If you're a fan of classic point and click games like Spy Fox, Pajama Sam and Freddi Fish, you might want to be on the lookout for the physical version of Humongous Classic Collection. Physical distributor Limited Run Games is releasing a physical version of the collection. With it you'll get the following games: Pajama...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Splatoon 3 To Receive New Update This Week, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    An absolutely huge update is coming

    Nintendo has announced a new update is coming to Splatoon 3 later this week on November 29th. It will bump the game from Version 1.2.1 (released in October) to Version 2.0.0. This update includes added features, feature improvements and various adjustments. There are also changes to multiplayer, X battles, ranked...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Splatoon 3
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Switch Sports Golf Update Now Live, Here's What's Included

    Download it now

    Last week, Nintendo announced it would finally be rolling out its new free golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports. It's now officially gone live, meaning you should be able to update your copy and play it right now. This latest update bumps the game up to Version 1.3.0. Included with golf is the 'survival mode' - supporting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Mario Movie Posters Appear To Have Leaked Online, First Look At Peach & More

    Classic character also teased

    Uh-oh! It looks like there may have been a Super Mario Bros. Movie leak ahead of the second trailer reveal. As highlighted on certain social media websites and game forums, some new posters have surfaced online. In the first one, we've got an image of Mario and Luigi with a van in the background (Note: this van was...

    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ubisoft Is Rebooting A Classic RTS Series On Nintendo Switch In 2023

    The Settlers return

    Ubisoft is rebooting the classic RTS city-building series The Settlers in 2023 with the launch of The Settlers: New Allies. While the French publisher has already been sharing regular updates, in the latest development video, it was revealed the game would also be coming to the Nintendo Switch and other console platforms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday28th Nov 2022

  • Guide Cyber Monday 2022: Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Consoles, Games, eShop Credit And More

    Plus microSD cards, toys and accessories

    There have been plenty of decent deals for Nintendo fans this Black Friday, but now it's time for Cyber Monday to bless us with even more fantastic savings. We're still busy keeping track of all the best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, eShop credit, accessories and more during this year's Cyber...

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  • Deals Save On Switch Games And eShop Credit In Nintendo Life's Black Friday Sale

    Update: Offers still live for Cyber Monday

    Update: Here's a friendly reminder that our Black Friday sale is still live as part of today's Cyber Monday celebrations. Our 'BLACKFRIDAY' code will get you 10% off all products listed below until 30th November. November usually means two things: the weather's turning absolutely miserable (blergh), and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video You Can Improve Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Performance Yourself

    Just don't expect any miracles

    Yes, we're back talking about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's performance, again. Look, if the game had shipped in a better state, then we wouldn't have to, but for now, let's just crack on. It turns out that, yes, you can actually improve the games' performance yourself. Granted, the actual end result will likely not...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Fire Emblem Engage Characters - Every New And Returning Hero Revealed So Far

    Update: Introducing Ivy

    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 entries past. Summoned...

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  • News Nintendo Direct Announced For The Premiere Of Super Mario Bros. Movie's Second Trailer

    A Peach reveal incoming?

    A special Nintendo Direct has been announced showcasing the second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00pm EST / 10:00pm GMT / 11:00pm CEST and looks likely to introduce Princess Peach, if the teaser image included in the tweet...

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  • News Cryptic Disney Dreamlight Valley Tweet Could Signal New Surprise Content

    Compass down map rocket!

    Disney Dreamlight Valley fans will already know that the next update isn't due for another week, on December 6th, but perhaps you'll also have seen this cryptic emoji tweet from the official Disney Dreamlight Valley Twitter account: Of course, this could mean absolutely anything, but players are always hoping that new...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Players Believe Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Battle Stadium Is Rigged

    A not-so-random RNG

    There are a lot of unfortunate oversights which have been unearthed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's first weeks out in the wild. Though many of these have had us chuckling away or otherwise afraid to turn the light off at night (spaghetti trainer haunts our dreams), none of them have the potential to be quite as annoying as this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Turn Your Switch Into A GameCube With This Gorgeous Controller Case

    Gotta go back in time

    Before the Wii U Pro Controller and the Switch Pro Controller, the general consensus amongst Nintendo fans was that the GameCube controller was, in fact, the very best plastic shell to enable the wiggling of various thumbsticks. Granted, when compared to what came before it - the safe, yet dependable NES and SNES controllers...

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  • Review The Knight Witch - An Intense Fusion Of Metroidvania And Bullet Hell

    Bewitching

    At this point, it’s easy to think that the Metroidvania genre has become played out. The indie community has positively run away with the genre over the past decade, producing projects that need to work increasingly harder to differentiate themselves from the pack. Still, this pressure has also bred some impressive innovation. Who...

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  • Random Did You Catch This Team Star Easter Egg In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet?

    Be warned: Here Be Spoilers

    Spoilers: Don't read past this point if you haven't finished the Starfall Street questline! As we've been tackling Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Starfall Street quest, in which you'll have to battle a bunch of bases run by Team Star on the request of the mysterious Cassiopeia, we can't help but wonder... why are these...

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    • Pokemon
    • Easter Eggs
  • Review Finding Paradise - A Wonderful Sequel That Will Linger Long In Your Memory

    To the moon and back

    The sequel to Freebird Games' superlative To The Moon, Finding Paradise is a game we weren't sure we really wanted or even needed when it first released back in 2017. How on earth could anything be expected to live up to the power and emotion of Kao Gan's wonderful 2011 adventure? Surely any attempt to return to this world and...

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  • News Valkie 64 Is A Promising, New Zelda-Like Adventure, Available Now On Steam

    Time Extension A Wink To The Past

    Many players today consider The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask as classics of the action-adventure genre, so it comes as no surprise there are countless independent projects that aim to evoke the same look and feel of these celebrated N64 titles. Valkie 64 is the latest of these and comes...

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  • Random Website Domain For Mega Man 12 Draws Attention Ahead Of Anniversary

    Keep expectations in check, though

    Whenever a significant anniversary for a video game franchise looms on the horizon, certain parts of the internet inevitably start speculating about the potential announcement of a brand new game. It's not entirely unfounded, as some companies have used such milestones to break down their future plans, but we've...

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  • Random Players Are Finding Ways To 'Hug' And 'Kiss' Their Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet

    The most wholesome glitch

    These Pokémon Scarlet and Violet glitches have really been something, right? At their best: hilarious, at their worst: game-breaking. But the one reaction that these bugs haven't tapped into is making us go 'awww'. That is, until now. Indeed, it seems that some players have discovered a way to share the love with the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Publishes Job Listings For Newly Acquired 'Nintendo Pictures'

    Picture the scene

    Back in July it was announced that Nintendo would be fully acquiring Dynamo Pictures - the production company behind the adorable Pikmin Shorts - and would be immediately undergoing a rebrand, naming the company 'Nintendo Pictures'. Well, after launching its website last month, it appears that the studio is on the hunt for...

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  • Soapbox The Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Remake Doesn't Look Weird Enough Yet

    What have they done to my boy Gustafa

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Kate's not impressed by what she's seen of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life so far... My very first Harvest Moon game was A Wonderful Life on the GameCube,...

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  • UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Hold Strong As FIFA 23 Reclaims Its Crown

    Sonic Frontiers also benefits from heavy discounts

    We've got the latest UK boxed charts data and its looking fairly self-explanatory this week, with FIFA 23 reclaiming its crown to take the spot in the midst of the 2022 World Cup. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has also climbed a couple of spots this week to come in at number two, knocking...

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    • Nintendo
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    • UK
  • News Debut Manga From F-Zero And Star Fox Artist To Become A Switch Game In 2023

    Quick on the draw

    Just last week we heard that Takaya Imamura was all set to release his debut manga, Omega 6, after years of iconic art work for Nintendo. This news gets all the more exciting today, as we have learned that Imamura is working to bring a version of his manga universe to a Switch game next year (thanks, Gematsu).

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