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  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Everything We Know About The Happy Home Paradise DLC

    New furniture, characters, and polishing!

    None of us could have predicted it — well, okay, one of us could — but Happy Home Designer, the spin-off 3DS game that trimmed Animal Crossing down to just the home decor mechanic, is being added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Named "Happy Home Paradise", this paid DLC is basically a spin-o

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Updates
    • Guides
  • Poll What Do You Think Of The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass Price?

    Will you be doubling up?

    While the Animal Crossing Direct was 20+ minutes of cuteness and excitement for fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it also served up a major update on the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass. We have

    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Expansion Pack
    • Animal Crossing
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Everything Coming In The Final Free Update

    New stuff, old friends, and Froggy Chair

    Twenty minutes of a Nintendo Direct is usually about four to ten big things, but this Animal Crossing Direct was more jam-packed than a sticky child's lunchbox. So much so, in fact, that we've had to split up our usual "everything" round-up into two parts: The free stuff, and the paid stuff. Here's...

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Updates
    • Guides
  • Gallery Breaking The Seal On Retro-Bit's 'Undercover Cops' Reissue

    One of the rarest Super Famicom games lives again

    Irem's Undercover Cops is one of the most expensive Super Famicom titles, regularly changing hands for $200 just for the loose cartridge. However, Retro-Bit has come to our rescue with a reissue of the game which comes with a bunch of other goodies that collectors will want to check out. Retro-Bit...

    • Gallery
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Wish Kingdom Hearts Was Native On Switch? A True Port Is Still "Undecided"

    We speak to series producer, Ichiro Hazama

    During the recent Super Smash Bros. presentation, which revealed Kingdom Hearts' Sora as the final DLC fighter, it was revealed that the entire Kingdom Hearts series is headed to Switch. What should have been an incredible announcement

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yes, The Nintendo 64 Controller For Switch Has Rumble

    "No Rumble Pak required" - Oh Nintendo, you crack us up

    As you may have seen, pre-orders are starting to appear for the wireless Nintendo 64 Switch controllers in different territories, which will offer us retro-heads a rather fun way to try out the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass titles when they land on 25th/26th October. You have to have a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 64
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: All The Returning Special Characters

    Brewster, Tortimer, Kapp'n, and more!

    Well, that was a jam-packed Animal Crossing Direct, wasn't it? Here at NLHQ, we're all frantically trying to type out the ten billion things that were just announced in that 20-minute showcase, and our fingers have already almost fallen off. For now, though, let's have a look at all the new, returning, and...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 2.0 Will Be The Game's Final Major Free Update

    Going out with a bang

    Nintendo has confirmed that the game's upcoming Version 2.0 update, arriving on 5th November, will be the game's final major free content update. As you might expect from that 'Version 2' name, plenty of new content is arriving in this final bump. There was almost too much to mention, but here's a rundown of the key additions:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Switch's N64 And Sega Genesis Controllers Are Now Up For Pre-Order

    Switch Online subscribers only!

    Update: And the N64 pad is sold out in North America. Fittingly, what with Nintendo dropping the pricing and release date details for Nintendo Switch Online's upcoming Expansion Pack, the new N64 and Sega Genesis controllers designed for Switch can now be pre-ordered. Both are available for $49.99 each over at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
  • News Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Release Date And Pricing Revealed

    Adds significant Animal Crossing content

    During its Nintendo Direct in September the big N unveiled the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, an optional extra to the subscription service that adds Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis games. A lot of our thoughts on its potential pricing revolved around the value of those added libraries, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Expansion Pack
  • News Froggy Chair is BACK in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    FROGGY

    Brewster? Who cares. DLC? Not interested. FROGGY CHAIR? Now you've got us. Froggy Chair, everyone's most beloved of seating solutions, is finally back — in glorious, wonderful high-definition, no less. Today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct subtly confirmed a bunch of things in the background without ever mentioning them, from new...

    • ACNH
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Animal Crossing Series 5 amiibo Cards Launch This November, 48 Cards Included

    Time to save those pennies

    As was promised back in September, Animal Crossing amiibo cards will be returning to stores with a brand new set hitting retail this November. Launching alongside all of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new content on 5th November, this upcoming fifth series will include 48 cards in total, down from the usual number of 100...

    • Animal Crossing
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Happy Home Paradise Unveiled For Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Paid DLC Or In NSO Expansion Pack

    Nintendo Switch Online is changing things up

    Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer was a rather fun, albeit limited in scope, spin-off on 3DS. Intriguingly, today's Animal Crossing Direct revealed that the concept is being dialled up to 11 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as Happy Home Paradise, and it'll also be the game's first paid DLC...

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Adding Cooking And Crops

    Natural growth

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons had its long awaited Direct today, which delivered a lot of details on possibly the biggest update yet for the game. A key new addition, and one that's sure to keep a lot of us busy, was cooking and a new range of growable crops. Spotted by dataminers back in 2020, it seems this has been planned for some...

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Kapp'n Makes A Return In Animal Crossing: New Horizons Next Month

    Time for a boat tour!

    In today's Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, Nintendo revealed that fan-favourite Kapp'n is making a grand comeback. Finally! The character, who New Leaf players will know as the adorable singing turtle who gives the player a ride to Tortimer Island, will soon take you to a "mysterious island" in New Horizons. He arrives...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Brewster And The Roost Update Detailed In Animal Crossing Direct

    A fine blend

    Today's Animal Crossing Direct has served up quite a few interesting updates, including the key addition that was confirmed back in September. The Roost and Brewster are opening up in the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, arriving on 5th November. The Roost looked suitably charming, but in the Direct it only showcased the option...

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Former King Of Kong Billy Mitchell Is Finally Taking Twin Galaxies To Court

    Twin Galaxies' anti-SLAPP motion is denied

    You can accuse Billy Mitchell of a lot of things, but you can't say his life is uneventful. One of the earliest trailblazers in the world of video game high scores, Mitchell set a "perfect" score of 3,333,360 points in Namco's Pac-Man and has held other records during his decade-spanning career, but it's...

    • Billy Mitchell
    • High Scores
  • Watch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, October 2021 - Live!

    New content revealed

    Ready to learn what's next for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Strap yourselves in. Today, fans are being treated to a special direct specifically for New Horizons which will offer up info on new content headed to the game in November. Nintendo says it'll be roughly 20 minutes long, which is a pretty decent chunk of time to...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News LEGO Sadly Rejects Zelda, Metroid And Animal Crossing Design Finalists

    The first LEGO Ideas review of 2021 is here

    The latest LEGO Ideas review has arrived, where talented fans can submit their own designs with the potential for their ideas to be transformed into real LEGO sets, and a number of gaming-inspired ideas made it to the final reckoning. Sadly, this time, none have them managed to get the final approval they...

    • LEGO
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Animal Crossing
    • Metroid
  • Review Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute - Great Games Let Down By Poor Ports

    A slightly troublesome trio of tributes

    This trio of retro shmups — Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang and Guardian Force — have released under the “Saturn Tribute” umbrella (bundled together on a physical cartridge in Japan that's recently been announced for the West, or available individually via your local eShop at the time of wr

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Please Don't Submerge Your Zelda Game Boy Cartridges In Orange Juice

    A cautionary tale

    It seems obvious, but dunking your old video game cartridges in orange juice isn't a good idea. That's the lesson that Solderking (AKA: Taylor Burley) is preaching at the moment – in case you didn't know, Burley often asks his viewers to send in items that are no longer working, and his latest case was a copy of The Legend of...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
  • News So, What Happens When Pokémon GO Runs Out Of New Pokémon?

    Niantic has some ideas

    Pokémon GO has been going strong for five whole years now, managing to dominate headlines from the off when it first launched in 2016 and continuing to thrive even in the midst of a global pandemic – which, for an app that primarily wants you to go outside, is rather impressive. But all good things must come to an end at...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Pineapple Kid Is A New Game Boy Game Launching In Time For Christmas

    Pre-orders go live tomorrow

    The Game Boy might be more than 30 years old at this point, but Nintendo's sturdy brick of wonder is enjoying something of a resurgence just lately. We've seen several studios try their luck with new releases for the system over the past year or so –Infinity,

    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News J Balvin's Pokémon 25 Music Video Features A Breakdancing Hitmontop

    Sold.

    The Pokémon Company has dropped its latest music video for the Pokémon P25 Music event that's been taking place over the past few months, celebrating the franchise's 25th anniversary. From J Balvin, this latest track is called 'Ten Cuidado' and will be featured on Pokémon 25: The Album, a 14-song album that's launching today. The song...

    • Pokemon
    • Music
  • News Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Update: Western physical released confirmed

    Update: Strictly Limited Games is bringing Cotton Guardian Force Saturn Tribute to the west in physical form, it has been confirmed. Pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions start this week, on October 17th, 2021 at 12 AM (midnight) CEST, exclusively at the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Diablo II: Resurrected Is Still Being Plagued By Hellish Server Outages

    Blizzard issues an update

    In the month of September, Blizzard launched Diablo II: Resurrected - a remaster of its classic ARPG hack-and-slash, originally released on computers two decades ago. While this remaster encountered some teething issues at launch, players were (mostly) still able to access the online mode, grind levels and access their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Blizzard
    • Diablo
  • News Nintendo Aware Of Crash Error "Near The End" Of Metroid Dread, Says It's Working On A Fix

    An update should arrive later this month

    Nintendo has been made aware of an error "near the end" of Metroid Dread that forces the software and game to close. It's working on a fix to prevent this from happening, which will be available at some point later this month. So, what's the problem? Apparently, if the player destroys a door while a map...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News Ninjala Has Now Been Downloaded Eight Million Times On The Switch eShop

    GungHo celebrates with free Jala

    GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its free-to-play Nintendo Switch eShop exclusive Ninjala has now reached a whopping eight million downloads worldwide since it arrived on the platform in June 2020. Once again, it'll be thanking the community by awarding players with 100 Jala each (that's the in-game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
  • News Limited Run Reveals Its Physical Version Of Crysis 2 Remastered For Switch

    Pre-orders open early next month

    Last month, Crytek revealed its plans for the Crysis Remastered Trilogy. As you might recall, it's being done a little bit differently on the Nintendo Switch - with plans to release the second and third games individually. Alongside the second game's digital release today, physical distributor Limited Run Games has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Nintendo Recommends Some Games To Check Out On The Switch OLED Model

    See the "vivid visuals" on display in these titles

    The Switch OLED has already been out for a week, and while everyone has been trying out their own favourite games to see just how colourful and vibrant the display is, Nintendo has shared its own recommendations about what to play on this device. It's an interesting selection of Persona 5 Strikers,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Nintendo

YesterdayThu, 14th Oct 2021

  • News Metroid Dread Staff Say They've Been Left Out Of The Game's Credits, MercurySteam Responds

    "It's a very ugly practice"

    Metroid Dread is out in the wild and it's looking like a tremendous success – it's an absolute cracker, for starters, and has just nabbed itself a debut week number one in the Japanese charts. Unfortunately, though, there is a downer on proceedings that's come to light since the game's release last Friday. A number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • MercurySteam
    • Industry
  • News Don't Worry, 3D All-Stars' Super Mario 64 Will Still Likely Be The Definitive Switch Version

    The Switch Online release appears to be an original ROM

    Last month, Nintendo announced Nintendo 64 games would be coming to its Switch Online service in the form of a paid upgrade referred to as the "Expansion Pack". There have been all sorts of questions that have been raised so far, but one that keeps coming up is what version of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News Hackers Have Cracked Open A Sega Saturn Emulator Inside A Commercial Switch Release

    And it's surprisingly good

    If you're a fan of retro shooters, you'll no doubt be aware that last week saw the arrival of Cotton 2, Cotton Boomerang and Guardian Force on Switch – three games by the Japanese company Success which were originally available on the 32-bit Se

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Saturn
    • Retro
    • Emulation
  • News Kemco Sale Discounts 11 RPGs Across Switch And 3DS

    Up to 50% off

    Another month, another sale from Kemco. It's a tradition at this point. Yes, the Japanese publisher and developer is back with another round of discounts across the Switch and 3DS eShops. Eleven RPGs are available in the sale in total, and while Kemco's mass-produced lineup of role-playing adventures aren't usually considered the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Exp. Share Supposedly Can't Be Turned Off In The Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes

    TMs have also reverted to "single use"

    If you're a player who likes to take a more hands-on approach when training your Pokémon, you might want to read on. The upcoming remakes Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl won't allow players to deactivate Exp. Share. This detail was reportedly confirmed in the latest round of previews.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Metroid Dread Outsells Far Cry 6 To Claim Number One

    And the first Switch OLED figures are in

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 10th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has gone straight to the top of the pile on its debut week. Nintendo's latest Switch exclusive managed to fend off the threat of Far Cry 6, selling 86,798 physical units in its opening weekend. For...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Review The Good Life - Cats, Dogs, And The Best Version Of Britain We've Seen Since Galar

    She's more of a dog person

    White Owls Inc. really buried the lede in their Kickstarter description of The Good Life. We’ll do the same here and see if you can spot it: The Good Life is a “daily-life debt repayment RPG” in which you play as an American woman in a pastoral English village, enjoying day-to-day activities such as taking...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • SWERY
  • Poll So, Which Switch OLED Did You Buy?

    Red, White and Blue

    It seems that Switch OLED has got off to a strong start sales-wise, so many of you reading this must have picked up Nintendo's new console SKU over the last week or so. We're fans of the lovely new screen and the various refinements to the basic design that gives the consoles a marginally more premium feel over the trusty...

    • Poll
    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Switch OLED
    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point What Would You Like To See From The Animal Crossing Direct?

    Brewster's certain, but what else?

    Alright, we're FINALLY getting Brewster and The Roost in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, after what feels like years of people asking. So, we're all totally satisfied and content now, right? Of course not. Brewster was just the beginning. There are still plenty more features that people would love to see in New...

    • Talking Point
    • Poll
    • Features
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SNES Classic Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja Is Getting A Proper Remake On Modern Consoles

    "Their return will delight old fans and new players alike"

    Microids has revealed that Joe & Mac will soon be making their grand return with a full remake of the original game destined for modern systems next year. This arcade platformer was originally released in Japanese arcades back in the early '90s before hitting the SNES, NES, Game Boy and...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash Ultimate Version 13.0.0 Arrives Next Week, Save Your Replays ASAP

    Sora is on the way!

    Next week marks the arrival of the final fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you've somehow missed the news, it's Sora from the Square Enix's long-running RPG series, Kingdom Hearts. Alongside the addition of this final DLC fighter for the game, will be a massive update - Version 13.0.0. It follows on from the 12.0.0...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • Nintendo Download 14th October (North America)

    Dying Light: Platinum Edition! The Good Life! A Little Golf Journey!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: Dying...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Switch OLED Is Off To A Modest Start In Japan Due To Low Stock Levels

    Suggestions that Nintendo underestimated demand

    It's been a week where social media metrics, combined with initial sales data available in the UK, have pointed to a solid start for the Switch OLED model. Now that the Japanese sales data is emerging, though, it seems that the system has hit a bump in the road. The issue isn't its popularity, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Sales
  • Video This Switch OLED Teardown Shows Just How Thin The New Screen Is

    Get a look at those upgraded speakers, too

    As is customary these days, no sooner has the internet got its mitts on a new console than people are merrily tearing it apart to analyse its innards! A recent teardown of the new Switch dock was shown various forms of future-proofing, but now the experts over at

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
  • News Report Claims FIFA Wants EA To Cough Up "More Than Double" For Licence

    Two companies have also failed to agree on what the new deal should cover

    FIFA is one of the world's most popular video game brands, with the famous football series selling millions each year since it began, way back in 1993. That's why it was such a shock to hear that EA was "exploring the idea of renaming" the franchise; why would you change the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
    • EA
  • Nintendo Download 14th October (Europe)

    Disco Elysium! Monster Crown! a!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Disco Elysium - The Final Cut (ZA/UM,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Soapbox Let's Get Happy Home Designer Into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    My villagers have no RESPECT for interior design

    So, unlike most people, I have actually played Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer. I don't blame those of you who didn't — it's a weird little spin-off that peters out pretty quickly, and lacks a lot of the liveliness of Animal Crossing itself, but... well... there's something special about it all...

    • Animal Crossing
    • ACNH
    • Updates
    • Features
    • Soapbox
  • News A New Mother Tribute Comic Has Been Revealed, Pre-Orders Open In Japan Later This Month

    Part of the 'Hobonichi Mother Project'

    Last May, you might remember how the company Hobonichi Shinbun (owned by Mother series' creator Shigesato Itoi) launched the 'Hobonichi Mother Project'. It included a Pollyanna tribute comic - featuring comics and illustrations handled by 35 manga artists and writers - including Toby Fox (

    • EarthBound
    • Mother
    • Comics
    • Shigesato Itoi
    • Japan
  • News 'XCOM-Like' Ruin Raiders Blasts Onto Switch Today

    Tombs, and raiding, but not Tomb Raiding

    Three words: Strategy. Turn-Based. Roguelike. If those terms send shivers down your spine, then check out the launch trailer for Ruin Raiders, which is all three of those things. Describing itself as an "XCOM Roguelike", Ruin Raiders is a tactical isometric game about guiding troops on a mission to explore...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random The Battle For Alphabetical eShop Supremacy Ramps Up With 'a'

    AAA Clock has it beaten, though

    The eShop is crowded, and even if your game is particularly good there's still a lot of hard work - and some luck - needed to get attention, positive word of mouth and solid sales. There are tricks to try and get around it, of course, as we've seen with crazy discounts of 90%+, and a slightly stranger strategy seems...

    • Switch eShop
    • Random
  • News 'Henchman Story' Brings Choice-Based Supervillain Adventure To Switch Today

    "Between a classic Telltale game and a text adventure"

    Today sees the launch of Henchman Story on Nintendo Switch, a choice-driven adventure game from developer Silken Sail and publisher Top Hat Studios. The game tells the story of Stan, an average guy who ends up earning himself a job as a lowly henchman to the eccentric Lord Bedlam. The comic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Peaceful Puzzler 'A Little Golf Journey' Is Out Now On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    "Who knows what mysteries you might uncover"

    The games industry seems to love cute little golf games right now, and A Little Golf Journey is the latest to try and grab our attention on Switch. Developed by Okidokico and published by Playtonic Friends, A Little Golf Journey is swinging onto the Switch eShop today. You can go ahead and pick it up for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Dungeon Encounters Launch Trailer Doesn't Show Much, But The Music Shreds

    Grid grinding

    Dungeon Encounters was an interesting reveal during the Square Enix presentation from Tokyo Game Show; it's a dungeon exploration RPG that's opted for a minimalist aesthetic. It's out today (14th October) on the Switch eShop with a 20% discount until 21st October. The launch trailer above is rather fun for the shredding guitar solo,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Out Now
  • News Another Classic Namco Title Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives This Week

    Rally-X returns

    This week's arcade archives release from Hamster Corporation is the 1980 Namco "maze chase" classic, Rally-X. Here's some PR and screens: “RALLY-X” is an action game released by NAMCO in 1980. Players control a car and dodge pursuing red cars while collecting flags. Stall the red cars using a smokescreen when they get too...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
    • Retro
  • News Firefighter Blastoise Is Now A Thing Thanks To Pokémon Unite

    Have the Squirtle Squad evolved?

    Pokémon Unite continues to deliver fantastic, meme-worthy variations of the series' famous cast of characters, this time giving the gift of Firefighter Blastoise to the world. That's right, a new piece of Holowear has been added to the game and is now available to purchase; technically called 'Firefighter Style',...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Play A Cat Detective In Inspector Waffles, Out Now

    Meowder most meowl

    We've had bird detectives in Aviary Attorney, aliigator detectives in Later Alligator, mouse detectives in Basil The Great Mouse Detective, and now, cat detectives in Inspector Waffles. Is there something sinister going on in the animal kingdom that would require all these creatures to need investigators? We'll try not to worry...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Charming Puzzler 'Where Cards Fall' Plays Its Hand On Switch Next Month

    50 puzzles tell a coming-of-age story

    Looking for a new indie puzzle game full of gorgeous art and charming vibes? Then you might want to keep an eye out for Where Cards Fall, launching on Switch on 4th November. From developer The Game Band and publisher Snowman, Where Cards Fall is described as "a slice of life puzzle game" that has you building...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday13th Oct 2021

  • Random Yoshi From The Super Mario Series Apparently Have Different Names

    The green one is called Yoshi, obviously

    Well, here's some Nintendo trivia you might not have heard before - Yoshi (as in a group them, also referred to as 'Yoshies' or 'Yoshis') apparently have different names. Whether you want to embrace this lore or not, is entirely up to you, but according to Nintendo of Europe materials from back in the day,...

    • Yoshi
    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
  • Random Chris Pratt Shares Joke "First Look" At The Super Mario Movie

    The Star-Lord x Super Mario memes are taking off

    Chris Pratt - also known as Marvel's Star-Lord and the guy from the Jurrasic World series - was last month revealed as the voice of Mario for the 'Super Mario' animated movie, airing in cinemas next December. In a message to fans via Instagram at the time, Pratt shared a memory about he used to love...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Movies
  • Random Players Are Already Scarily Good At Controlling Samus In Metroid Dread

    How do they do it?

    Metroid Dread hasn't even been out for a week yet, but some of the skills we're seeing even at this early stage are mightly impressive. If you've been playing the game yourself, you'll know that one of things that becomes immediately apparent is just how smooth and slick Samus feels to control. Running and sliding around and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Random
  • Feature Our Verdict On The LEGO Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block

    Best build on the block

    At first glance, the Lego Super Mario 64 Question Mark Block looks pretty uneventful; simple, in fact, especially following on from the interactive gamification featured in the previous Lego Super Mario sets. It’s just a solid Lego block, right? If that's what you're thinking... well, you obviously haven't been keeping an...

    • Features
    • LEGO
    • Super Mario
  • First Impressions For Better Or Worse, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Look Like Extremely Safe Remakes

    Down the path of a farming sim

    This year's selection of Pocket Monster-catching video games has been a point of contention for fans since they were announced back in early 2021. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are from-the-ground-up remakes of the 2006 Nintendo DS games that fans have been begging for for years, so what’s the issue?...

    • First Impressions
    • Features
    • Pokemon
  • News Metroid Dread Sparks Improved Sales For Past Games In The Series

    Metroid games run riot in the eShop charts

    With Metroid Dread already looking like a mighty success, both in terms of its critical reception and early sales data, it perhaps comes as no surprise that the game's popularity appears to have kickstarted a flurry of purchases across the entire series. Metroid fever has been running high ever since...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
  • Guide Minecraft Live 2021: Where To Watch, What To Expect, And Everything You Need To Know

    New mobs! Updates! Jokes, probably!

    Minecraft Live 2021 is almost upon us, and this Saturday 16th October we'll get to find out what's in store for everyone's favourite block-mining video game. Over the course of the week, Jens Bergensten and Agnes Larsson, the Lead Designer and Game Director of Minecraft respectively, have been teasing some of the...

    • Guides
    • Minecraft
  • News Mega Man X DiVE Datamine Uncovers References To Nintendo Switch

    What's going on here?

    It looks like another Mega Man game might be on the way to the Nintendo Switch. It's the action-platformer Android and iOS release Rockman X DiVE, developed by Capcom Taiwan, and released globally on smartphones in select regions earlier this year. According to Mega Man fansite, Rockman Corner, dataminers have discovered "a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • Datamine
  • News UK Sales Data Shows A Strong Start For Switch OLED

    'Comfortably outperformed' the Switch Lite launch

    Last week brought a major hardware release from Nintendo, with the Switch OLED model bringing us the first notable new version of the system since the Lite in 2019. Though plenty of current Switch owners won't have upgraded (with various good reasons, especially those that prefer docked play), there...

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  • News Build Your Own Sonic Statue With This Official Advent Calendar

    24 pieces to open and build

    Chocolate? Or pieces of Sonic's body? The age-old dilemma returns yet again this Christmas as customers are forced to choose between the two things that make the holidays such a special time. Or we guess you could just get both. Yes, thanks to an ongoing partnership between Sega and Numskull Designs, this new advent...

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    • Christmas
    • Merchandise
  • News Prison Architect Will Soon Be Free On Nintendo Switch Online For A Limited Time

    Download it now!

    Nintendo of Europe is giving Switch Online subscribers the chance to check out Prison Architect: Nintendo Switch Edition for free next week. The BAFTA-winning simulation and management game is the latest title to be offered up as a Game Trial (events that let Switch Online subscribers download and play a full game for a limited...

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  • News Want A Pumpkin Like Animal Crossing's Jack? Here's A Free Stencil To Use This Halloween

    Download, print and get carving!

    The spookiest season of them all is just around the corner and if you're wanting a Nintendo-themed Halloween this year, you'll want to get a load of this. Nintendo has shared a free, printable stencil for any pumpkin carving you find yourself doing over the next few weeks. Available to download on the Play Nintendo...

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  • Back Page The Dark Secrets Of Brewster's 'Pigeon Milk' In Animal Crossing

    We've got a latte questions

    Brewster is finally coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and we're going to find out more about everyone's favourite coffee-loving winged beast on Friday the 15th October — which is Brewster's birthday, don'tcha know. Players have been asking about/demanding Brewster for ages, like that one clip from The Mandalorian...

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  • Review Gang Beasts - An Adorably Janky Brawler Arrives Late To The Switch Party

    Boneless brawler

    In the Party Game Hall of Fame, Gang Beasts is one of the OG big dogs, alongside Nidhogg, Jackbox, and Overcooked. Gang Beasts is a chaotic, wonky physics brawler that relies on the utter incomp-itude of its players to create mirth and merriment, and much like a massive chocolate cake or a puppy, it's always been a huge success...

    • Reviews
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  • News Circuit Superstars Is Out Now On PC And Xbox, 'Coming Soon' To Switch

    It's been a long formation lap

    The last time we mentioned Circuit Superstars here on Nintendo Life was way back in 2019, when it was confirmed that the Original Fire Games-developed title would be published under the Square Enix Collective indie publishing label. Back then it was pegged for 2020, but things happen and the game has spe

    • Switch eShop
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  • News Switch Online Subscribers Can Now Play The Jackbox Party Pack 6 For Free (North America)

    Game Trial now on for a limited time

    Switch owners who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online can now play The Jackbox Party Pack 6 in its entirety for free for a limited time. This quirky, multiplayer party game collection is now available as the latest offering in Nintendo's Game Trials series. As we explained earlier today thanks to Europe's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Battle Royale FMV 'Bloodshore' Gets New Cinematic Trailer And Switch Release Date

    Featuring 8 hours of film

    Wales Interactive has shared a new cinematic trailer for its latest FMV game, Bloodshore. Oh, and we've also got a confirmed release date, too. The game will be blasting onto Switch on 3rd November, with players watching a group of influencers, death row inmates and failing celebrities compete for a life-changing cash...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Over Here And Watch The Creation Of Scorpion's Iconic Spear Move For Mortal Kombat

    Ed Boon begins the 30th anniversary celebrations

    There are a lot of major video game anniversaries taking place right now, and next year will be no different. One of the bigger celebrations will be 30 years of the famous brutal, bloody and violent western fighting game, Mortal Kombat. Ahead of its anniversary milestone, the series' co-creator, Ed...

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  • News Smash Ultimate Is Hosting An Explosive Tournament Ahead Of Sora's Arrival Next Week

    Don't do it, Steve!

    Following on from the Metroid Dread spirit event in Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, Nintendo has now announced a new tournament. It's unclear at this stage how much longer the game will continue to host these weekly events, but for now - at least until Sora's arrival, they're still going. This latest event will run for a total...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News 'Spookier Fall' Event Brings Halloween To Minecraft Dungeons

    Tastier than a pumpkin spice latte

    Last year, RPG spin-off Minecraft Dungeons held something called the "Spooky Fall", a Halloween-themed event with seasonal rewards, mobs, and trials. How could Mojang possibly top that? With SPOOKIER Fall, obviously. The event is free for all players, but is time-limited, running from October 13th to November 2nd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Halloween
    • Minecraft
  • News Batman Returns To Rocket League For Halloween's Haunted Hallows Event

    Batmobiles, new Arena and more...

    Psynoix has announced that Batman will be making a grand return to Rocket League just in time for Halloween, bringing new Event Challenges, cars, items and more along for the ride. DC's legendary hero will headline the game's annual Haunted Hallows Event which kicks off again tomorrow, 14th October. It'll introduce...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News VirtuaVerse, An "Old School Cyberpunk Point & Click", Arrives On Switch Soon

    Point and tap

    The point & click genre has been having a rather enjoyable renaissance in recent years with the Switch eShop being well supported. Another that's due soon is VirtuaVerse, developed by Theta Division, which launches on 28th October. As you can see in the trailer above it's going for a hacker / cyperpunk vibe in the 'not-so-distant'...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News Take A Look Behind The Scenes Of The Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo Soundtrack

    Drawing on inspiration from the film

    Though we'll need to wait until 2022 for Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo on Switch, we're nonetheless still rather intrigued by what it'll deliver. Publisher Microids has now published the second of its Dev Diary video series on the game, this time focusing on the soundtrack. It's an interesting insight into the...

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