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Guide 39 Best 3DS eShop Games You Should Get Before They're Gone Forever
3DS eShop-only titles worth picking up pronto
The 3DS eShop is closing down, after over a decade of service. It's not a huge surprise, but it is a huge bummer, because that means that we only have until 27th March 2023 to purchase some of the best games on the console — the ones that were only ever available on the 3DS eShop. While the 3DS ship...
Countdown 3DS eShop Spotlight - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit Of Justice
#13 - Spirited away
For the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases on 27th March, each day we're going to highlight a specific eShop game for one of those consoles and give a short pitch as to why we think it deserves your love and attention — before it's too late. The chance to add these to your library will be gone for...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Returning Pokémon, Including DLC
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will add another 230
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Both Scarlet and Violet are out now, and players all over the world are discovering a brand new generation 9 Pokédex...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All New Pokémon, Including DLC
Five more 'mons coming in the Expansion Pass
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet haven't got a full 150 new designs, but we do get 107 new Pokémon to add to our collection — including the long-awaited Pokémon number 1,000, bringing the National Dex up to four digits. We've listed all the new Pokémon to be found in the Paldea Pokédex below, but be...
From the un-egg-ceptable to the egg-ceptional, as ranked by you
Yoshi! The little green dinosaur has been on our screens for a long time now — over 30 years, in fact — but did you know that his first-ever spin-off game was an underwhelming block-falling puzzle à la Tetris? Honestly, it's a miracle that Mr. Munchakoopas (to use his full name)...
Feature Rating The Best Zelda/Link Relationship In The Legend Of Zelda Games
Zelink 4eva xxx
Zelink might be one of the biggest ships out there, and it's hardly controversial to want Zelda and Link, the two owners of the Triforce that aren't evil, to end up together. They're entwined in destiny, fated to keep meeting, and falling into the princess/hero dichotomy that keeps them separate once more. And yet, they've never...
Feature The Best Endings In Games On Nintendo Switch
All things must come to a GAME OVER
It's hard to say goodbye, but sometimes, it's for the best. Some of the more memorable and touching stories we've witnessed in games throughout the years have been the ones that ended tragically, or culminated in a bittersweet conclusion — there's a reason Shakespeare's most-loved plays are Hamlet and Romeo...
Watch Zion And Kate Talk About Ace Attorney For An Hour
It's Kate's last day at Nintendo Life, and that means being terribly self-indulgent. And what's more self-indulgent than talking about the Ace Attorney games for an hour? From the beloved Ace Attorney trilogy to the underrated eShop exclusives of Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice — and even including the niche crossover event that was
Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: What's The Difference Between Standard, Deluxe, And Ultimate Edition?
And which version should you pick?
So, you want to buy Disney Dreamlight Valley. Maybe you've been waiting until your favourite character gets added, or maybe you've been slowly worn down by the marketing and the updates for the game. Either way, you're here, and you're wondering what the differences are between the three versions available on the...
Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Festival Of Friendship Update Release Date And Contents
Sentient snowmen and sentient houses
There are a ton of changes and new things in the latest Disney Dreamlight Valley update, including new characters, new features, and quality-of-life updates. We're still finding out all the new content that has been added to the game in the February update, so be patient as we discover more! Let's get to know...
News The Newest Disney Dreamlight Valley Update Will Be Released On February 16th
Olaf and Mirabel are coming
Do you wanna build a snowman? Too late, he already built himself, and he's coming to your game very soon. Surprise! We won't have to wait long for Disney Dreamlight Valley's latest update to get added to the game, as Gameloft announced today that it would be releasing on February 16th. The update will add a ton of new...
Guide Best Bad Guy Games On Switch
It's good to be bad
Don't you get so tired of being the hero all the time? Do you ever look at Bowser and think, "man, King Koopa's got it all figured out"? Does your life philosophy tend to lean more towards "nice guys finish last"? Then boy, have we got the games for you! So if you're itching to do crimes and evil deeds, then here are the best...
Feature 25 Stardew Valley Secrets And Easter Eggs You Might Not Have Known About
More like ConfidentialApe
Fancy yourself a Stardew Valley nerd? Do you feel like you know the game inside and out? We're here to challenge that, with 25 niche and surprising things that you may (or may not) already know about the game! 25 Things You Didn't Know About Stardew Valley: Rarecrow references The Rarecrows, which as rare scarecrows...
Soapbox Gaming Superstitions And Rituals Might Not Work, But They Matter
We're crossing our fingers
The God of Random Numbers is real, and he's in your house right now, sniffing all your dice. If you don't pray to him, you'll never see a natural 20 again, and all of your card decks will be stacked against you for the rest of time. Or... RNG is exactly what it sounds like. Random. Mashing B, or A, or whatever button you...
Guide Best Time Loop Games On Nintendo Switch
Okay campers, rise and shine...
We're republishing this in celebration of Groundhog Day. Or, wait... is this the first time we've published this? Oh no... Most video games are either two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Most... but not all. Today, we're celebrating the games that dip their toes into the underappreciated and underexplored fourth...
Quiz Are You Ready For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom? Find Out With Our Fiendishly Hard BOTW Quiz
How much do you remember?
The first day of February marked just 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom, and that means it's time to start training up. While we have no way of measuring the strength of your trigger fingers or how fast your reaction times are, we can test your brain — and in particular, how well you know Breath of the...
Random Playing SOS: A Wonderful Life Through A Translation App Leads To Hilarious Misunderstandings
"I serve poop milk!"
A few enterprising and impatient players have figured out a loophole to let them play Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life before it comes out in English: Just download the Japanese version and use a translation app for all the text! Unfortunately, Japanese is one of those languages that doesn't always translate well into...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailers May Hide Hieroglyphic Hints
It's less than 100 days to Tears of the Kingdom, and we're starting to go nuts with speculation and theories. Our latest interest is the mysterious language hidden within the tiny snippets of game that we've seen in the Tears of the Kingdom trailers and teasers, which is carved into stone tablets and walls, spiralling up from Ganon's...
News Ex-Nintendo Host Kit Ellis Says We May Find Out Why Nintendo's Skipping E3 "Sooner Rather Than Later"
Let the theories commence
Kit and Krysta, the former hosts of Nintendo Minute, left Nintendo at the start of 2022 after a combined 25 years at the company. This gave them a ton of insight into the secretive company that they're now more than happy to share on their YouTube channel and podcast, including speculation based on their experience —...
Random Isabelle Escapes The Matrix In This Pixar-Quality Animal Crossing Animation
"You're not real..."
Animation artist Densle has been working on creating an amazing and intricate story set in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In this story, a gas-masked player terrorises villagers and NPCs like Tom Nook and Isabelle, until finally, they decide to fight back. The latest episodes — a two-parter called Reset -- handle...
News "We Absolutely Apologize" For Pokémon Performance Problems, Says Nintendo Of Canada Manager
"We are working on improvements to these games"
Business interviews are often pretty dry, and a recent chat between Post Arcade — the Financial Post's gaming section — and Nintendo of Canada General Manager Susan Pennefather was no different. But there were some interesting gems hidden in all the biz-speak, so let's take a look! Pennefather...
Random The Ace Attorney Court Bot Is Probably Closing Shop Thanks To Twitter's New Rules
Pour one out for a real one: the Ace Attorney Court Bot, one of the best bots on Twitter, is being forced to shut down after Twitter announced that it would be charging for access to its API. This affects a ton of bots, of course, including Hourly Hatsune Miku, Endless Screaming, and Monopoly Mermaid Monday, the loss of which will make the...
Feature The Real Songs That Inspired Iconic Nintendo Music
And a few non-Nintendo ones for good measure
Have you ever been listening to music, enjoying yourself, and then BAM, suddenly you hear the first four notes of a song from a video game — and then you have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day? Well, that's not always a coincidence. Many musical composers take heavy inspiration from...
News Ghibli-Inspired 'Mika And The Witch's Mountain' Fully Funded In First 2 Hours On Kickstarter
Ahead of late summer 2023 release
If you're on the lookout for bright and bubbly games about exploring a colourful world and making friends in a small town, then boy is this year a good one for you. But today we're talking about Mika and the Witch's Mountain, a fantasy adventure game about a delivery witch who carts packages around on her broom. If...