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News Pokémon GO Adding Gen 7 Alola Pokémon From 1st March
Exeggutor will be obtainable before then
Today's Pokémon Presents broadcast had some hefty reveals, but the show kicked off with some pleasing news for fans of Pokémon GO. Gen 7 'mon from the Alola region of Pokémon Sun and Moon are coming to the AR mobile title from 1st March. The first is available over the next few days, however, so you can...
News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Version 1.1.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Fresh content and gifts!
The third update for Pokémon Legends: Arceus is now live on the Nintendo Switch, and it adds new content to enjoy mostly post-credits, along with some other fixes and improvements. It bumps the latest entry in the series up to Version 1.1.0; be sure to use '+' on the HOME screen icon for the game to check your version and...
News Mythical Pokémon Shaymin Arrives In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl
Oak's Letter arrives today
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl was the big dual release for the franchise in the 2021 Holiday season, and today it got a welcome addition in the Pokémon Presents broadcast. Later today you should receive Oak's Letter, a gift that'll be available for the next month. That letter will give you access to...
News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Update 1.1.0, 'Daybreak', Is Out Today
New requests, additional training ground battles and a free gift!
Update: It's live! You may need to update manually by using '+' on the game's HOME screen icon. You can see full patch notes and details on this page. Original Article: Today's 'Pokemon Presents' had a low-key build-up, but it did have some interesting reveals. The big news was...
Watch Pokémon Presents 2022 - Live!
14 minutes of Pokémon-y things
Happy Pokémon Day! It's Sunday! And here we are... Yes, The Pokémon Company has decided to do its annual Pokémon Day showcase at the weekend, because no day of rest can stop this franchise. It's set to be 14 minutes long, a little shorter than the equivalent for last year's 25th Anniversary, but we still...
Feature From Zelda Fangames To The Real Deal, We Talk To The Ocean's Heart Developer
"I’ve always viewed Zelda: Minish Cap as the height of pixel art"
The list of games overtly inspired by Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda franchise isn't small, but it's nevertheless impressive to see what some of the smallest development teams, in particular, can achieve. Ocean's Heart is a recent example on the Switch eShop, a game that's been...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 26th)
On Switch, too
Another week has passed in the Nintendo Life, and after a few rather frantic weeks in gaming news it was a little calmer overall. There were interesting reveals, though, with Capcom Fighting Collection in particular getting plenty of retro gamers hot under the collar. Meanwhile it was confirmed that Next Level Games has been working...
News 'Ashwalkers' Begins Its Journey On Switch In March
Including a physical release
It was only in late October that Ashwalkers was confirmed for Switch, a game focused on post-apocalyptic survival; it's from developer Nameless XIII, with Dear Villagers publishing. As you can see in the trailer above it's now confirmed for a release on 10th March on Nintendo's system, both in the eShop and with a rather...
News Plug In Digital Withdraws From Project Focused On Cryptocurrencies And NFTs
"We will focus on what we do best"
Update: Less than two days after unveiling its initiative with the Winky Partner Programme on 'Web3' services, related to cryptocurrencies and NFTs, Plug In Digital has now withdrawn from the project. Original Article (24th February): Plug In Digital has been active in the gaming industry for over a decade and...
News Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Cable Holders Are Now Up For Grabs On My Nintendo
My Nintendo has improved a lot in recent months with a number of tempting physical rewards being released. The latest to land are some rather cute Pokémon-themed cable holders, so if you're like this scribe and have a bad habit of leaving cables lying around in a mess, they're worth a look. There are two varieties available, which you...
Out Now Monark Gets A Dramatic New Trailer To Celebrate Its Launch
"Take care not to delve too far, lest you risk losing yourself"
Monark is an intriguing arrival this week on Switch, an RPG published by NIS America with some key Shin Megami Tensei veterans in the development team. In our Monark review last week we gave it a recommendation, praising its combat system and concept while acknowledging the downside of...
News Ambition Record Is The Latest KEMCO RPG Making The Jump To Switch
Turn-based battles and dramatic music ahoy!
KEMCO is a prolific publisher, particularly when it comes to RPGs, and it has another due to release on 3rd March. This time around it's Ambition Record, developed by EXE-CREATE and heading to the eShop (as well as PSN) for $14.99USD, with a 10% discount on pre-orders. Ambition Record originally came out...
Nintendo Download 24th February (North America)
FAR: Changing Tides! Never Alone: Arctic Collection! Atelier Sophie 2!
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: FAR:...
News Deckbuilder 'Roguebook' Gets An Expansion Ahead Of Spring Switch Release
Out today on PlayStation and Xbox
Its hybrid nature has made the Switch a good home for deckbuilding games, which are often equally suited to quick blasts on the go or extended sessions on the TV. Another on the way soon is Roguebook, published by Nacon and developed by Abrakam Entertainment (Faeria) and co-designed by Richard Garfield, the creator...
News Monster Hunter Rise Update Adds Free Armor And Weapons, With Paid 'Voice DLC'
Update: Available now
Update Thu 24th Feb, 2022 10:30 GMT: The free update with the new sets is available to download now. More details below... Monster Hunter Rise is still consistently providing regular free updates in the form of quests, various armors and weapons, along with a smaller number of paid DLCs. The latest batch will arrive in...
News Octopath Traveler: Champions Of The Continent Beta Sign-Ups Go Live On Android
Heading for a Summer release
It's taken quite some time, but Square Enix recently confirmed the localised release of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, a mobile-only prequel to the rather excellent Octopath Traveler. It's due out this Summer, but you can now sign up for the game's beta on Android in 'certain regions'. To have a chance...
News Tempest 4000 Brings Its Neon Insanity To Switch This Spring
If you're of a certain age there are certain games that are embedded firmly in your gaming brain. Whether through the original arcade or the eye-searing sequels from Jeff Minter, Tempest may be one of those games. Atari has now confirmed that the latest entry in the series, which was developed by Llamasoft 'in partnership with designer...
Random 22 Years Ago Today The Nintendo 64DD Had More Online Features Than Switch
Randnet Disk offered an impressive range of options
The Nintendo 64DD remains an intriguing part of the company's history, with the expansion ultimately being short-lived and limited to the Japanese market. Though it wasn't a commercial success after frequent delays and an arrival that fell too close to the GameCube, it nevertheless helped to pave...
News Shohei Ohtani Stars In Switch Showcase For MLB The Show 22
The MLB The Show 22 Tech Test is heading towards its conclusion, with Sony San Diego also keeping busy promoting the baseball sim ahead of its early April release. Its Switch debut is a big deal, of course, though we were left rather disappointed in our hands on of the current test build. To be fair to the marketing team, it's being h
Feature "Lemmings Meets Dickens" With A Bit Of Fable - Ex-Lionhead Dev Talks 'Tin Hearts'
"As a studio we care deeply about memorable and meaningful stories"
Tin Hearts first came onto our radar last year when it was unveiled by its publisher Wired Productions in a 'Direct'-style event. The trailer above set the scene nicely for a Victorian-era setting and, seemingly, gameplay reminiscent of Lemmings or even Mario vs. Donkey Kong. We...
News Ninja Issen, A 'Hyper Ninja Action Experience', Flips Onto Switch This Summer
Demo now on Steam
Ninja Issen is a game that first popped onto our radar in Summer 2021, as it was confirmed for Switch as part of Indie Live Expo. Originally planned for a 2021 release, it's now been shifted to a target of Summer 2022 and could be a bit of a sneaky hit to watch. As you can see in the trailer it's heavily stylised and is aiming to...
Anniversary Night In The Woods Is Now Five Years Old
"I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people who do"
The impact and standard of Indie games continues to grow, and an anniversary today highlights another title that helped to elevate the medium in recent times. Night in the Woods, developed by Infinite Fall and published by Finji, has turned five years old today - it arrived on Switch a...
News Hamster Playground Will Spin Its Wheel A Little Longer, Now Due Q3
Will now have 5 modes
Last year we told you about Hamster Maze, a game aiming to give a video game representation of the hobby that can generate millions of views on YouTube. Training our cute little friends to do obstacle courses and mazes is internet gold, apparently, but the game has now had a change in name and a delay, albeit with the positive...
Hands On MLB The Show 22 Tech Test Impressions - Sony Takes A Swing At Switch
For those of us that consider it to be the true sport-sim addiction, rather than the usual FIFA and Madden entries, news that MLB The Show 22 would represent the series' debut on Switch was rather exciting. A PlayStation exclusive for many years, Major League Baseball clearly felt a broader audience was needed and — presumably in license...