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  • Guide Best Kirby Games Of All Time

    Every Kirby game ranked

    We're republishing this today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kirby and the Amazing Mirror on GBA, which you can also play on Nintendo Switch Online via the Expansion Pack! Kirby — one of the most famous faces (with little podgy arms and feet attached) in Nintendo's stable of stars — has been wowing players with...

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    • All Time
    • Kirby
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  • News One Piece Odyssey Is Finally Sailing To Nintendo Switch

    Out this summer

    Bandai Namco has announced that One Piece Odyssey, the turn-based RPG set in the hugely popular Shōnen Jump manga series One Piece, is coming to Nintendo Switch on 26th July 2024. One Piece Odyssey was first released on the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in January 2023, and the Switch version comes with the post-game scenario 'Reunion...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime
    • Manga
  • News Nintendo Has Confirmed It Won't Be At Gamescom This Year

    Missing Link

    Gamescom will be kicking off in Cologne, Germany, from 21st-25th August later this year, but sadly Nintendo has confirmed that it will not be in attendance. As relayed by German publication Games Wirtschaft (thanks, VGC), a Nintendo spokesperson confirmed the following: "Gamescom is a central event for Nintendo in the event calendar...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gamescom
  • News 'NetherWorld' Brings Deliciously Dark Storytelling To Switch In 2025

    Black humour aplenty

    Publisher SelectaPlay and developer Hungry Pixel have announced NetherWorld for Switch, an action-adventure narrative experience making its way to the console in 2025. Boasting some stylish pixel art visuals, Netherworld looks absolutely bonkers, and it's right up our alley. It also doesn't look like it's particularly suitable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Japanese Man Arrested For Selling Hacked Scarlet And Violet Pokémon

    He appeared to be caught!

    A Japanese man has been arrested for selling modded data from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, reportedly making millions of yen over the course of just a few months. As reported by NHK News and Automaton (thanks, VGC), the individual was selling r

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Japan
  • News Game Boy Emulator That Topped iPhone App Store Gets Yanked For Copyright Infringement

    Time Extension "To be clear, I’m not pissed at the developer"

    Apple recently changed its App Store policies to allow retro gaming emulators to appear on its iOS devices, finally bringing the likes of the iPhone in line with Android handsets, which have been able to play emulators since day one. It didn't take long for an emulator to shake things up on the App...

    • Nintendo
    • Game Boy
    • Emulation
    • Apple

YesterdaySun, 14th Apr 2024

  • Guide Best Cozy Games On Switch

    Prepare to have your fuzzies warmed

    Update: We've updated this list and given it a spring clean. Along with that, we've also added two newer releases to the pack: Botany Manor and Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley. Enjoy! What exactly makes a game cozy? Is it the player's state of mind while playing? Is it an adherence to specific aesthetics or...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
    • Wholesome
  • News Hatsune Miku's Fitness Boxing Switch Game Has Been Rated By The ESRB

    Get ready for a workout with the virtual idol

    Last September, Imagineer announced superstar virtual idol Hatsune Miku would be getting her own Fitness Boxing game. It seems the same title has now been rated 'E' for everyone by the ESRB in North America - seemingly confirming a local release is on the way. Here's the official description: "This is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • US
    • North America
  • News Contra: Operation Galuga Limited Run Classic & Ultimate Edition Revealed, Pre-Orders Live

    Update: Pre-orders end soon

    Update [Sun 14th Apr, 2024 23:30 BST]: Pre-orders for the Contra: Operation Galuga physical Switch release will close very soon - so this is your last chance to get hold of standalone copies and collector's editions. Original article [Fri 1st Mar, 2024 03:00 GMT]: Back in December last year we heard how Konami and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
    • Limited Run Games
  • Mailbox A More Powerful, Digital-Only 'Switch 2' And "Obscurer" Treasures - Nintendo Life Letters

    Issue #11 - April 2024

    Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox, our monthly feature where we read and respond to a collection of correspondences from your lovely selves. Before we dive in, a quick request. 17th April is International Haiku Day and we'd like to run a Back Page article highlighting the best Nintendo-related haiku's from the NL...

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  • News VTuber Horror Game 'Evil God Korone' Gets A Surprise Release On Switch eShop

    Hololive VTuber Korone takes over Tsugunohi as an "Evil God"

    Japanese Hololive VTuber 'Korone' has done all sorts of collabs and crossovers, and with this in mind, the Tsugunohi horror game Evil God Korone has now got a surprise release on the Switch eShop. This title originally launched on Steam back in 2021 and is priced at $4.49 (or the regional...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • VTuber
    • Hololive
    • Korone
  • Poll Box Art Brawl - Kirby Super Star

    Deep breath

    Welcome back to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl! Before we check out the latest clash of the covers, let's remind ourselves what happened last time when three Super Bomberman box art variants went up against each other. It was Europe's bright design that walked away with a commanding lead in this one, taking 58% of the vote. Japan...

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    • Box Art Brawl
    • SNES
    • Kirby
  • CIBSunday WarioWare: Twisted! (Game Boy Advance)

    Time Extension Tilt and rumble

    WarioWare: Twisted! may be the second game in the series, but Nintendo was already looking for ways to make it stand out from the crowd – and in this case, we got a special cartridge with a tilt sensor inside. This might seem fairly twee in an age where every device has an accelerometer inside it, but back in the pre-smartphone,...

    • CIBSunday
    • Nintendo
    • GBA
    • Wario

Saturday13th Apr 2024

  • News Corn Kidz 64 Brings N64-Inspired 3D Platforming To Switch This Month

    Update: N64 wireless controller support confirmed

    Update [Sat 13th Apr, 2024 02:00 BST]: Diplodocus Games has shared some exciting news on social media - revealing a pre-release patch for Corn Kidz 64 on the Switch will add support for Switch Online Nintendo 64 wireless controllers. To activate "trident controls", you'll need to press R on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • N64
  • News Crash Bandicoot 4 Sales Reportedly Surpass Five Million

    Crash is back!

    It seems the fourth major Crash Bandicoot game has experienced plenty of sales success since its initial 2020 release. According to Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time design director Toby Schadt (via LinkedIn), the "well-received sequel" has supposedly sold over five million copies since its original debut on PlayStation and Xbox...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
    • Sales
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (13th April)

    Oh, Penitent one

    Right then, it's the weekend, but before we dive into what we're playing, let's take a look at what's been going on this week. First up, it was announced that Balatro would be getting its first major update, but keep calm, as it's not Switch-bound just yet. We caught wind of a rather pointless mod that allows

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
  • Soapbox I Flew 3,000 Miles To Get My Arse Handed To Me In Mario Party

    Or, how a game about betrayal brought me closer to my friends

    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 reminisces about a memorable trip... to Loser Town! I can't believe I've been allowed to use the word "arse" in a title. I feel...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Travelogue
    • Mario Party
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition Receives Cross-Platform Multiplayer Update

    And multiple Switch-specific improvements

    There are now even more reasons to check out the retro first-person shooter Rise of the Triad with a new update adding cross-play support. It means you can now engage in multiplayer firefights with your friends on other systems including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Here's Nightdive's summary of Version 1.1...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News My Time At Sandrock Is Adding Cross-Platform Multiplayer

    Coming to Switch this summer

    The construction RPG and life sim My Time At Sandrock will be getting a cross-platform multiplayer update this summer. It will allow users on Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC to team up and experience "combat, construction, social activities and more". Although My Time At Sandrock didn't launch in the best state on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

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