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  • News Here's Your First (Brief) Look At Taron Egerton As Henk Rogers In Apple's 'Tetris' Movie

    Time Extension Releases in 2023 on Apple TV+

    Remember that Tetris movie that got announced a while back? Well, it has now found a home on the Apple TV+ plus service, and the company has just shown off an incredibly short piece of footage as part of its 2023 showreel. The movie – which is directed by Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie, Filth) from a script by Noah...

    • Tetris
    • Movies
  • News Warframe On Switch Just Got A Cross Platform Play Update

    "Bringing together Tenno from across the globe"

    Remember last July when Digital Extremes announced it would be adding cross-play and cross-save support to its hit free-to-play title, Warframe? Well, cross platform play is now officially available. In a new update, the company announced cross platform play was finally supported for PC, Xbox,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Feature Our Verdict On Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 Update - New Stages, Weapons, And Modes

    A splat in the right direction

    Splatoon 3 came out back in September and we've been having a great time with it ever since. While the list of tweaks and additions in this threequel was long, and the mechanics have never been smoother, there were some out there (us included, to an extent) who felt that the series' third entry was good, but...

    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 3rd)

    Splatting, catching and slashing

    "How many different franchise can we feasibly hear news about this week?" We might have asked on Monday here at Nintendo life. The answer: all of them. The past seven days have seen us reporting on the new Mario movie trailer, breaking down the intricacies of Splatoon 3's new update, reporting on Nintendo Switch...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Receives Its First Title Update On Switch

    Fixes bug that prevented 100% completion & more

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was an amazing game, but as many players progressed in the game they discovered they were unable to 100% the title. Fortunately, the team at Ubisoft has now addressed this in a patch update. This update is roughly a 176MB update and comes with a number of fixes and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Video 11 Exciting New Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In December

    Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 3, Crisis Core & more

    We've made it to the final month of 2022, everyone! It's been another action-packed year of gaming, and while we didn't get everything we necessarily wanted, it was still a fun ride on the Nintendo Switch front. So, what's there to look forward to in December? Well, apart from Inscryption, which is...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Has Begun

    Catch a special Charizard

    Update [Sat 3rd Dec, 2022 00:30 GMT]: This event is currently underway, so if you haven't already joined in on the fun, do it while you still can. This Tera Raid Battle will run until the 4th of December and will take place again on 15th - 18th of December. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:00 GMT]: Following the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Reminder

YesterdayFri, 2nd Dec 2022

  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.1.0 Now Available, Nintendo Apologises For Performance Issues & Bugs

    Nintendo: "We take the feedback from players seriously"

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 00:55 GMT]: Version 1.1.0 is officially live! To manually update the title, press + on the home menu game icon and then select the 'software update' option. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:15 GMT]: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been available on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo's Huge Cyber Deals Sale Ends Soon, Up To 50% Off Switch eShop Games (North America)

    First-party games include Mario, Zelda, and more

    Update: Nintendo's huge Cyber sale ends this weekend, wrapping up at 11:59 pm PT on Sunday 4th December. Consider this your final warning to pick up some of these great deals – and remember to grab some of our discounted eShop credit to save even further on your favourite games (details below)...

    • Deals
    • Switch eShop
    • North America
    • Black Friday
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  • Guide Fire Emblem Engage Characters - Every New And Returning Hero Revealed So Far

    Update: Return of Byleth

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

    Update: Nintendo offers an explanation

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 11:30 GMT]: We heard earlier this week that the unofficial Smash Bros. championships and upcoming tour would be cancelled with immediate effect after receiving a cease and desist notice from Nintendo. This was expected to cost the tournament a huge amount of money in cancellation fees...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Here's A Look At Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Performance (Version 1.1.0)

    New update apparently "improves the performance"

    Following Nintendo's apology yesterday about the tech issues and bugs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the new entries have now been updated to Version 1.1.0. In the official patch notes it was mentioned how "select bugs" would be fixed, and now that this update has been released, there are already...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For December 2022 And January 2023

    Fire Emblem! Dragon Quest! Final Fantasy!

    The turn of the year is never the busiest of times for shiny new releases, but with Nintendo's next major title just around the corner, there's still enough on offer if you're looking to treat yourself. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over December and...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise Is No Longer A Nintendo Switch Console Exclusive

    PlayStation, Xbox & Game Pass releases confirmed

    Before Monster Hunter Rise was even released on Nintendo Switch, it was revealed the new game would be getting a PC release roughly a year later. The base game was then followed up by the Sunbreak expansion earlier this year in June. Now, in another update, Capcom's long-running series is no longer a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter
    • Sunbreak
    • Capcom
  • News Good Smile Company Reveals Stunning New Fire Emblem Figure, Pre-Orders Live

    Fire Emblem Heroes gets some love

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 01:55 GMT]: Pre-orders for this stunning figure are now live on Play-Asia. They'll be open until 6th March 2023. It'll set you back around $297.99 USD (Japan) / $251.99 USD (Hong Kong) and is expected to ship on 29th February 2024. Original article [Sat 26th Nov, 2022 16:00 GMT]: The...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo
    • Good Smile Company
    • Merch
  • News The Outbound Ghost Dev Issues An Apology Regarding Switch Performance Issues

    "I never wanted this version of the game to come out"

    We have been hotly anticipating the release of The Outbound Ghost for a good few months now. A 2.5D Paper Mario tribute with an adorable little ghosty as the main character? What's not to like! Unfortunately, it seems that the game which was released on Switch yesterday is not the version that...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • Guide The Game Awards 2022: Where And When To Watch The Game Awards

    It's Geoffmas once more!

    The Game Awards 2022 is just around the corner, and we're ready to settle down with a warm glass of Mountain Dew and put out milk and cookies for Santa Geoff as he gets ready to drop a bag of trailers down our chimneys. It may seem like slim pickings for Nintendo this year, but the Switch isn't doing too badly — and...

    • Guides
    • The Game Awards
  • Feature Which Characters Are Next For Disney Dreamlight Valley? Every Hint From The Game

    Who's next to be welcomed into the valley?

    We now have confirmation that the next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will bring Toy Story characters, clothing, furniture, and a themed realm to the game. We've also seen very strong hints at Stitch from Lilo and Stitch coming to the game as part of a winter update

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Disney
  • Review Soccer Story - A Football Adventure With Plenty Of Extra Time

    Yes, it's quite like Golf Story

    It's a very normal part of the gaming industry for an out-of-the-blue smash hit to define a subgenre and, in the process, inspire a number of similar games. When Golf Story arrived on Switch in 2017, taking the RPG slant of Game Boy Color's Mario Golf and pushing it in new directions, it set a particular tone for...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Football
    • Soccer
  • Review Warp Drive - An F-Zero-Inspired Racer With Promise And Performance Woes

    Show me ya moves!

    Fun fact: if F-Zero GX—the last home console game in Nintendo’s seminal futuristic racing series—were a person, they would be old enough to vote now. Indeed, it’s been far too long since we’ve gotten a new F-Zero, which has led to copycats filling the void as best as they can. Some of these, like Fast RMX or WipEout Omega...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's Official Magazine For Winter 2022 Gets English Digital Release

    Featuring exclusive Deep Cut interview

    We saw the cover of this season's Nintendo Magazine a few weeks back now - a gorgeous 3D render of a Splatoon 3 Inkling and Smallfry - but with the content only available in Japanese, we had to be content with just looking at the pictures. Fortunately, a digital copy of the mag is now available in English,...

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    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Splatoon 3
  • News Animal Crossing Style Game Hokko Life Gets A "Performance Update" On Switch

    Next update "coming soon"

    If you enjoy lifestyle sims like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and are looking for something else to play, now is a great time to revisit Team17's Hokko Life. A new post on the publisher's official website reveals the Nintendo Switch version of the game has just been updated. Hokko Life made its debut on Nintendo's hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Retro-Inspired Metroidvania 'Haiku The Robot' Gets New Game Mode In Mid-December Update

    Up for a challenge?

    Remember back in September when it seemed that every game ever was getting released all at once? One such title to land on the Switch in this period was Haiku the Robot - a post-apocalypse-set metroidvania with an adorable main character which looked like it had leaped right off of a GBA cartridge. Now the game is getting its...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
    • Updates
  • Interview Former Sega President Tom Kalinske On The Rise And Fall Of A 16-Bit Empire

    Time Extension "I really, really fell in love with 16-bit technology"

    Tom Kalinske served as the CEO and President of Sega of America from 1990-1996. During that time, Sega went from owning just a small percentage of the US video game market to beating the current market leader Nintendo. It did this through a combination of canny marketing techniques, assembling a...

    • Interview
    • Feature
    • Sega
  • News Shmups 'Dezatopia' And 'Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo' Lock Onto Physical Combo Release

    Pew pew times two

    Strictly Limited Games has announced that it is bringing two new shoot 'em ups - Dezatopia and Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo - together for a combo physical release with pre-orders opening on 4th December. The Japanese indie shooters being packaged together in such a way is perfect for all those out there who are prone to reaching the...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday1st Dec 2022

  • News New Game From Breath Of The Wild Dev Looks Like A Stunning Mix Of Disney, Anime And Zelda

    An open-world dress-up adventure

    The first trailer has released for an upcoming open world dress-up RPG, Infinity Nikki, which is being helmed by none other than Zelda alumni, Kentaro Tominaga (thanks, Kotaku). A former designer on Breath of the Wild before directing the game's successful Expans

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
    • Anime
    • Disney
  • Soapbox Xenoblade Chronicles X's Influence Is Bigger Than You Think

    So why is it *still* stuck on the Wii U?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, on the 5th anniversary of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's release, Alana wants to celebrate the influence of its predecessor and series spin-off... Xenoblade...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Wii U
    • Xenoblade
  • News Borderlands 3 Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Sound familiar?

    Borderlands 3, the FPS sequel from Gearbox Software, has been rated by Europe's Pan European Game Information (PEGI) for the Nintendo Switch, potentially indicating an upcoming launch. The rating was applied today, December 1st, and has been included on all versions of the game and all of its downloadable content. For a full...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random There's Now A Fully Animated Ace Attorney Musical On YouTube

    The hills are alive with the sound of objections

    Did you know there's an unofficial Ace Attorney musical out there? We can't believe we're only just learning about it, because it's been around since 2007. 2007!!! However, it turns out that it might be the perfect time to find out about Turnabout: An Ace Attorney Musical, because the 90-minute first...

    • Random
    • Ace Attorney
    • Musicals
  • News Monolith Soft Celebrates Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Fifth Anniversary With Special Artwork

    Download some free wallpapers

    Today marks a special milestone for the Xenoblade series - with the second game in the series Xenoblade Chronicles 2 turning five years old. Yep, it's now half a decade old! To celebrate this very occasion, Monolith Soft has actually released some special wallpapers on its official website. You can get a mobile one of...

    • Anniversary
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
  • Rumour Map For Super Nintendo World Hollywood Appears To Have Leaked Online

    If only they knew a plumber...

    There is very little that we officially know about the Super Nintendo World coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood apart from that 1) it is really happening, and 2) it will have a Mario Kart ride. But more information concerning the build may have just leaked online (thanks, WDW). Reportedly found in an upcoming...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo
    • Super Nintendo World
    • North America
    • Mario
  • News Sonic Frontiers Reveals Free DLC Road Map For 2023 - New Story, Playable Characters & More

    A free 'Holiday Cheer Suit' is also being added

    Following the special Sonic Frontiers collaboration with Monster Hunter earlier this month, Sega has now revealed its plans for even more free updates. The game company has revealed a new '2023 content road map' - featuring a total of three updates. Players can expect all sorts of content including a...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • Mini Review Railbound - A Cute Locomotive Puzzler On The Perfect Platform

    You have to draw the line somewhere

    Railbound, the latest title from Polish studio Afterburner, makers of Golf Peaks and inbento, is a super-cute puzzler of polished presentation and deceptively monstrous difficulty. It starts ever so innocently, asking for a little railway line to connect a carriage to its engine, and sings with toots and chuffs as...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Mini Review Sword Of The Vagrant - Solid But Unremarkable Hack-And-Slashing

    Vanillish

    After launching on Steam in 2017, O.T.K Games’ The Vagrant has finally released on consoles with the new alias Sword of the Vagrant. The game is heavily inspired by the games of Vanillaware; renowned developers of games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Dragon’s Crown. This inspiration can be seen straight away with the wonderful...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Persona 5 Royal's Release On Switch Contributes To Over 1 Million Total Sales

    Persona series surpasses 16 million

    In a message shared online, Atlus has confirmed that the recent launch of Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC has now surpassed 1 million units sold. This figure accounts for sales across digital platforms and physical retail copies. Additionally, when including the original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Persona
  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Ranked Battle: Series 1 Gets Underway

    Test your trainer skills in head-to-head battles

    Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has a number of live service features and today marks the launch of the first Ranked Battle series. Ranked Battle: Series 1 allows trainers around the globe to participate in special battles to help them get to Master Rank. You can use certain pocket monsters in battle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Splatoon 3 Players Are In Love With This Weird Little Guy

    And so are we

    The Splatoon 3 Plaza is experiencing somewhat of a trend lately, but no one really knows what it is — just that it's him. The "him" in question is, as the lead image implies, a strange little creature with no name, often just known as "animal" or "the animal", sometimes just as "he". He appears different in everyone's...

    • Random
    • Splatoon
  • Nintendo Download 1st December (North America)

    Inscryption! Romacing SaGa! Witch on the Holy Night!

    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: Romancing SaGa...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Are Gaining On Splatoon 3's Total Sales

    Another half a million in the bag

    The latest Japanese Charts data is here and it's another strong week for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, with the duo achieving another 577,279 sales over the course of the week to put them at a total of 3,114,571. Splatoon 3, meanwhile, added another 39,322 sales to make up a total of 3,407,477. What this means is...

    • Japanese Charts
    • Charts
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Game Freak Registers Trademark For Potential 'Pocket Card Jockey' Sequel

    Or could it be a remake..?

    Game Freak, the core developer behind the Pokémon franchise, released a much loved 3DS title back in 2013 called Pocket Card Jockey. Exclusive to Japan for three years, it eventually made its way to other regions in 2016 to positive reception. Now, it appears there may be a new game on the horizon, as a trademark for...

    • Game Freak
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Paper Mario-Inspired RPG 'Flynt Buckler Wakes The Sleepy Castle' Smashes Funding Goal

    Aiming for a 2024 release

    A veritable cornucopia of Paper Mario-likes are either making their way to the Switch, or are already available — so many that we've got a list of the best Paper Mario-likes, even! And for those of you who can't get enough of games about two-dimensional protagonists, today is an extra special day, because not only is

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ninja Gaiden Inspired 'Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider' Launches Next Month

    What a way to kick off 2023

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and devleoper Joymasher have announced that the upcoming pixel art action-platformer Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will launch on the Nintendo Switch on January 12th, 2023. It wasn't long ago that 2023 still felt like an age away, but the game's release is now only a little over a month away, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Disney Speedstorm Hits The Brakes As Release Date Is Pushed Into 2023

    A screeching halt

    Remember back in the hazy days of this February's Nintendo Direct when Disney Speedstorm was announced to be coming to Switch in the Summer? That obviously never came into fruition, and now the developer, Gameloft, has made the decision to delay the game further into next year. In a statement sent out via the official...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
  • News Nintendo Switch Online's Missions And Rewards Scheme Adds Splatoon 3 Icons

    Fresh!

    It's December folks, and you know what that means: yes, it's time to start each morning with a cheap little chunk of chocolate from our advent calendars. Not only that though, but Nintendo has added a bunch of fresh icons to its 'Missions and Rewards' scheme for Nintendo Switch Online. This time, they're Splatoon 3 themed and will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Splatoon
  • News Three Legendary Ex-Rare Staffers Have Released A Christmas Single

    Time Extension Update: You can check it out here!

    Update [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 09:45 GMT]: After sharing a little teaser with us yesterday, David Wise, Grant Kirkhope and Kev Bayliss have now published the full music video for 'A Video Game Christmas', which you can view above. Original Story [Thu 24th Nov, 2022 10:30 GMT]: If you're a keen fan of the UK studio...

    • Rare
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    • Christmas

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