Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Guides
Gotta catch 'em all?
Welcome to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Walkthrough — which includes the Full Paldea Pokédex, plus tips to conquer Victory Road and all gym leaders, the Path of Legends and all Titan Pokémon, and Starfall Street and Team Star — will
All the current Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift codes
Mystery Gifts are returning for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that means you'll be able to get various Poké freebies over the coming months (and years!). The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be releasing various special distributions for the games to give fans unique rewards, and...
All Pokémon available in the Paldea Region
With a brand new region comes a brand-new Pokédex. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet introduced multiple new Pokémon to discover, and in the Paldea region, you'll also find a ton of returning Pokémon and favourites to add to your team. There are also some brand-new evolutions, and new forms, for some...
Stake them out
Early on in your Pokémon Scarlet & Violet journey, you'll come across some strange items sticking out of the ground — Ominous Black Stakes. These can be pulled from the earth in order to unlock the four shrines across the Paldea Region, which seal away the four Ruinous legendary Pokémon. On this page, we'll list all 32...
Yes, you can take off the hat
Victory Road, Path of Legends, or Starfall Street?
How to become a Champion Pokémon Trainer
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will add another 230
How to beat The False Dragon Titan
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Guides
Welcome to our Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough — which includes All Shrine Locations, All amiibo Unlocks, All Korok Seed Locations, plus maps,
Dress for success
With over 30 full armour sets and plenty of other outfit items to hunt down, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes the importance of what you're wearing to new heights for the series. We've been busy tracking down as many full sets and separate pieces as we can in an effort to nab every available bit of clothing in the game and have...
I'd rather be Shriny
Shrines return in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and just as in Breath of the Wild, there are dozens to find across the land of Hyrule in this enormous sequel adventure. Shrines are small dungeon-like arenas that test your puzzle-solving and combat abilities. Finding all 152 shrines in Tears of the Kingdom is a significant...
Maps for all Koroks in TOTK
Welcome to our Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Korok Seed Location guide. In your travels through and above the land of Hyrule, you'll no doubt have come across Koroks hidden throughout the landscape. Much as they were in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Koroks are hidden in nooks and crannies all over the map in the Sky...
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Get that boost with our expert tips
Whether you're entirely new to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the game has plenty of tricks worth knowing in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods that Mario Kart veterans will already know, but adjusted physics and mechanics in the Deluxe edition also...
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you make sense of it...
Including that one you need to unlock
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is exactly what it sounds like — all of the goodies from the Wii U original, plus the DLC and a dollop of extras in one rather nice package. That means a packed character roster of over 40 racers, among other things, each with distinct looks, stunt animations and traits that could help you...
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,
"I'm using motion controls!"
Everyone's favourite item
You have to download it manually
For defence, offence and just downright mischief
Pikmin 4 Guides
Let's Pik our way through this one
Hello and welcome to Nintendo Life's Pikmin 4 full walkthrough guide! Here we'll be making our way through each and every main mission region and dungeon in the game, showing you how to get your hands on every last treasure, all onion upgrades,
Sitting Room Safari
Welcome to Nintendo Life's Pikmin 4 Hero's Hideaway walkthrough. In our Pikmin 4 guide series, we'll be showing you All Treasure Locations, all Gear and Item Upgrades, all Oatchi Abilities, all Pikmin Type Locations,
Attack of the killer glitter balls
Welcome to Nintendo Life's Pikmin 4 Below-Grade Discotheque walkthrough. In our Pikmin 4 guides, we'll be showing you All Treasure Locations, all Gear and Item Upgrades, all Oatchi Abilities, all Pikmin Type Locations,
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Guides
Heroes, skills, classes, cards, coins, unique monsters and more chronicled
Welcome to our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough and guides hub. This third numbered entry in the Xenoblade Chronicles series is bigger and better than ever, an enormous 100-hour+ epic with a huge map to explore, friends to meet, and enemies to best in series-best combat...
Warning: There are major spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ahead. As you play through Xenoblade Chronicles 3's campaign, take on specific hero and side quests, gather information at colonies and explore the enormous world of Aionios, you'll discover and unlock a bunch of brand new heroes to aid you in your Ouroboros journey. In...
Unite the clans!
'Uniting The Seven Nopon' is a quest that you'll get served up quite late into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and it charges you with finding and speaking to a handful of Nopon who wield Ultimate Hammers before reuniting them in order to unlock the ability to upgrade your weapons. Sweet! But where are all of these elusive Nopon? Well,...
All Unique Monster locations with maps
Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas...
Every Unique Monster in Fornis, with maps
Every Unique Monster in Cadensia, with maps
How to find every Ferronis Hulk in the game
How much do you need to know before diving into XC3?
Because team work makes the dream...eh...something
Every Unique Monster in Pentelas, with maps
Bayonetta 3 Guides
A 100% completion guide to Bayonetta 3
Welcome to our Bayonetta 3 Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Bayonetta 3 Walkthrough, which includes all collectibles, will guide you through the game, chapter by chapter, showing you the location of every hidden item. We awarded the game 10/10 in our Bayonetta 3 review, describing it as "a stunning return for...
We continue our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide with the first chapter proper. Get ready for lots of battles and a ton of collectibles! Bayonetta 3: Chapter 1: Scrambling For Answers Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Destroy 3 Obstacles While Sliding On Gomorrah - During the opening sequence of the Shibuya, Tokyo...
Great Walls of Fire
Welcome to chapter 4 of our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide. Let's waste no time in jumping right into the mix here as Bayo heads to China for a feast of fighting and a ton of collectible goodies. Bayonetta 3: Chapter 4 - World's Apart Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Enter the lotus field in Ginnungagap - During...
Welcome to chapter 3 of our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide. Let's get straight into the action here and find every verse and collectible in this bombastic third level. Bayonetta 3: Chapter 3 - A Sinking Feeling Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Collect The Halos Hidden In The Giant Lantern- In the area where Verse...
Every Umbran Toad, Cat and Crow in the game
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Guides
How to catch 'em all, again!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region is also the setting for the prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players. Pokémon...
Where to find the Defog HM in Sinnoh
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS. While the Sinnoh games are famous for a lot of things, the sheer number of HMs that the game offers is certainly one of the most contentious. While...
All current Pokémon BDSP Mystery Gift codes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retells the story of the Pokémon series' fourth-generation games that originally debuted on Nintendo DS. With a new set of games comes a new bunch of Mystery Gift codes – special items that can be downloaded via the internet in-game – and this guide is...
And exclusive Legendaries, too!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Friday 19th November and just like all main series games, the first decision players need to make isn't which Starter Pokémon to choose, but which version to actually buy. In these games, which serve as remakes of the original...
The theory of Eeveelution
How to get two iconic Gen IV Pokémon
How to get two mythical Pokémon in BDSP
Born to be a winner, born to be a Champion
Mr Lova Lova is back
Disney Dreamlight Valley Guides
Everything you need to make your dreams come true
Updated with select guides for the latest Remembering Update. Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life sim game featuring a large number of characters from across the Disney universe. It launched in 2022 and has received regular updates ever since, with new characters, quests, and mechanics being added...
The right tool for the right job
Figuring out how to upgrade tools in Disney Dreamlight Valley is an important part of cleaning up the Valley and clearing room for more decorations, though the game isn’t too keen on telling you how to upgrade any of them. Tool upgrades happen during friendship quests. Some of them are locked behind the final...
Disney Dreamlight Valley's Animal Crossing-like gameplay wouldn't be complete without a fishing mini-game, but how do you get the ability to fish, and where can you find fish? We've got the tips ready for you! How to fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley Fishing in Disney Dreamlight Valley is quite straightforward. Equip your fishing...
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...
The best recipes to sell and eat
For Moana and Maui's quests
For Moana and Maui's quests
Home sweet (expensive) home
Channel your inner Snow White
Crunchy snack time
How to unlock Anna and Elsa
Metroid Dread Guides
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
Now we can go anywhere
We're getting deep into Metroid Dread and still unlocking vital equipment. Samus' Gravity Suit hugely reduces damage taken from enemy attacks and it also, more importantly, enables her to travel through extreme cold and even red hot lava and move around freely underwater. Obviously, this gives you access to a lot more places...
Best Nintendo Games By System
As ranked by you (except for Virtual Boy)
Welcome to our guide hub for the best Nintendo games ever made, as ranked by Nintendo Life readers! Below you'll find our top 50 lists covering the best games for every Nintendo system, including both home and handheld consoles. Every one of the lists here — excluding the Virtual Boy, of which we...
As ranked by you lovely people
The Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan in September 2001 and a couple of months later on 18th November in North America. Unlucky Europeans wouldn't get their hands on it until the following year, but the wait was worth it for one of the best-looking video game consoles of all time. The NGC (sorry, GCN) is a beautiful,...
The very best Switch games ever (so far)
Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge amount of great games since the console launched back in 2017. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle — too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a lovely problem to have. Help! There are too many excellent games...
As voted by you
It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles — enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...