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  • News Blizzard's Diablo II Remaster Will Support Your Old Save Files

    Time to revive your original builds

    Last month, Blizzard announced Diablo II: Resurrected. It's a remaster of the base game and Lord of Destruction, and it's coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms this year. If you happen to be a returning player, you might be interested to know you'll actually be able to use your saves from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Diablo
    • Blizzard

YesterdayFri, 5th Mar 2021

  • News Pokémon GO And The TCG Are Getting A Professor Willow Crossover Card

    Trading places

    2021 is the fifth anniversary of Pokémon GO, which means it's been five years since the craze made a bunch of us go out and get exercise by accident. The game continues to reach new heights, although they recently drew some ire for taking away their stay-at-home safety additions despite the pandemic not being over yet. The latest...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Pokemon GO
  • Video Beautiful Ghibli-Esque Platformer Hoa Gets A 7-Minute Gameplay Trailer

    Make friends with bugs!

    Hoa is unfairly gorgeous. The game was announced last year with a late 2020 release on Switch, but has since been moved to an April 2021 launch, and this is the first time we've seen gameplay. Charmingly narrated by Art Director and Co-Founder of Skrollcat Studio, Son Tra, the video shows off various mechanics, like making...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Video
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In February 2021 (Europe)

    The eShop's biggest games

    Nintendo has shared an updated list of Europe's most-downloaded Switch eShop games, revealing which titles were the most popular during February 2021. It's perhaps no surprise to see that Nintendo's very own Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has gone straight in at number one after launching on the 12th of the month. It...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Xbox's Phil Spencer: 'I Could Have Never Designed The Wii... It Was Just Amazing To See'

    And he 'still doesn't get' the N64's controller

    Executive Vice-President of Gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer. Phil Spencer hasn't been shy about showing his respect for Nintendo in recent times, and now, as part of Crackle’s 'Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story' series, Xbox's gaming boss has been at it again. As noted by

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    • N64
    • Xbox
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  • News Hate Zips? Then This Magnet-Powered Nintendo Switch Carry Bag Could Be For You

    The power of 92 magnets!

    Given how successful the Switch has been, it's understandable that we've seen quite a few carry case options arrive on the market. However, the MagGo offers something a little different; instead of fiddly zips and clasps, it uses magnets. Boasting a "patent-pending magnetic connection system", the MagGo "allows users to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • Video Animal Crossing: New Horizons Trailer Shows Us What's New In March

    Spring is here! And Mario items are everywhere

    Nintendo has released its latest trailer for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, giving us a quick overview of all the changes you'll be able to spot on your island this month. Naturally, March sees the return of Spring on your island (for those playing in the Northern Hemisphere, at least), so it's time to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • Video Ten 3DS Exclusives That Could Be Better On Nintendo Switch

    Potentially perfect ports

    With the likes of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe making the jump to Switch, it's pretty commonplace to see fans talking about which other titles could transition from the Wii U to Nintendo's latest system. But what about games that were originally released on the 3DS? While...

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    • 3DS
    • Video
  • Mini Review Kill It With Fire - Arachnophobes Need Not Apply

    Itsy bitsy spider climbed up the burning spout

    Spiders are truly wonderful creatures. They’re exceptionally clever and are able to create the most intricate, beautiful webs imaginable. They eat pests, thus preventing the spread of disease, and they happen to be the inspiration for one of the most beloved superheroes in modern culture. Yet for many...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Future Games Show Returns On March 25th For A Spring Showcase

    40 different games will feature

    E3's absence last year left quite a gap in gaming events, one that was quickly filled with no end of independent alternatives. Future Games Show was one of these, hosting two separate shows which brought about several reveals for Switch. Brought to us by

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Future Games Show
  • News Nintendo Isn't Backing Down On Its Decision To Pull Mario Products From Stores This Month

    Update: Nintendo of Europe offers further clarification

    Update: Following on from the statement posted on Nintendo's Japanese social media channels (see our original article below), Nintendo of Europe has also shared further confirmation of the upcoming product takedowns: "The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary will come to an end on March 31st,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News Mary Skelter Finale Brings A New Nightmare To Switch This Fall

    Jailbreak time

    Mary Skelter's been around for a little while on Switch. Taking inspiration from fairy tales, it first launched in 2016 with Mary Skelter: Nightmares, offering a first person dungeon-crawling RPG. Developed by Compile Heart and Idea Factory, Nightmares was ported to Switch for free within Mary Skelter 2 back in 2019. Now, we've got...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • New Game + Expo
  • News Rune Factory 5's New Gameplay Trailer Shows Combat And Rune Factory 4 Save Data Bonuses

    Introducing the Seed Circle

    With two months to go before Rune Factory 5's Japanese release, we're slowly getting new information about Marvelous' anticipated RPG simulation sequel. Having previously revealed a "Premium Box" last month, Marvelous has now launched a fresh gameplay trailer during the recent "Rune Factory Channel: To a New

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Universal Orlando's Super Nintendo World Gets Delayed Until 2025

    News comes after recent construction restart due to COVID-19

    Super Nintendo World's not had a brilliant start. The Japanese park's opening got delayed back in January, and though we knew it would be sometime before the United States parks opened, we didn't know how long we'd be waiting. As it turns out, Orlando's Super Nintendo World - part of the...

    • Super Nintendo World
    • Universal Studios
    • North America
  • News Is Nintendo Planning To Resurrect The Pokémon Mini For Pokémon's 25th Birthday?

    Wishful thinking, perhaps?

    There's certainly plenty of stuff happening this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pokémon franchise, including games, merchandise and even

    • Pokemon
  • News Blaster Master Zero: MetaFight Chronicle Brings All Three Games Together In One Package

    No word on a Western release at this time

    We had high praise for Blaster Master Zero and its sequel when they first launched, giving them 8/10 stars and 9/10 stars respectively. Inti Creates has successfully revived this old school action-platformer series and yesterday, we received news that

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bloodstained's Miriam Joins 3D Brawler Mighty Fight Federation This Spring

    Iga's excited

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't the only all-star brawler on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, last month saw the release of the Power Stone "inspired" 3D arena fighter, Mighty Fight Federation. The game already has characters like ToeJam & Earl along with Yooka-Laylee in it, an

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Inti Creates Is Bringing Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Switch In 2022

    Bloodstained director Hiroki Miyazawa joins the team

    While we were hoping the third entry in Inti Creates' flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt would arrive this year, unfortunately, it seems we'll have to wait a little bit longer. The Japanese company has announced Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News This Is What Kirby's Pyra/Mythra Form Looks Like In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Fabulous, puffball

    During the latest presentation for the new Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC fighters Pyra/Mythra, game director Masahiro Sakurai revealed what his creation Kirby looks like when he uses his copy ability on the two-in-one character. What he transforms into depends on which character is fighting at the time. His ability will also differ:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Kirby
  • News Unlock Some New Smash Bros. Spirits With Persona 5 Strikers And Ghosts 'n Goblins Save Data

    Will be made available to all players at a later date

    Nintendo has just rolled out Version 11.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Apart from the new DLC characters, fighter adjustments and fixes, it seems this update also includes some extra goodies for anyone who has save data for

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 11.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Pyra and Mythra join the battle

    Pyra and Mythra have officially joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as DLC fighters and that means there's also a new game update now available to download. This latest patch bumps Ultimate up to 11.0.0. Apart from new fighters (including a new stage and 16 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 music tracks), there are now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News You Can Now Play As Xenoblade's Pyra/Mythra In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The two-in-one DLC fighter has arrived

    Following on from Masahiro Sakurai's showcase of the new DLC fighters Pyra and Mythra yesterday, these characters are now officially available in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you've already purchased the second Fighters Pass, it's simply a matter of updating your copy of the game. Otherwise, you can purchase...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Xenoblade
    • DLC
  • News No More Heroes 1 & 2 Physical Releases Announced For Switch, Pre-Orders Open Next Week

    "Travis Touchdown gets physical"

    Before Travis Touchdown returns in No More Heroes III, you might be interested in adding the first two games to your Switch collection in physical form. With this in mind, Limited Run Games has announced it will be releasing hard copies of No More Heroes and No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for the Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games

Thursday4th Mar 2021

  • Rumour Nintendo To Reveal New Switch Model With Samsung OLED Display And 4K Support

    Mass production of new panels expected to begin this June

    We've just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age. How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant...

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Sakurai Addresses High Volume Of Sword Fighters In Smash (Again), Reminds Fans It's Not His Call

    "Like it or not, it’s not up to me"

    Later today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will be showcasing the new DLC fighters. This time around, it's Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and they just so happen to be another set of sword users. In the lead-up to this broadcast, Sakurai appeared on the latest episode of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Nintendo
  • News Hori Unveils Five New Animal Crossing Themed Nintendo Switch Accessories

    Arriving next month

    Since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons last March, the IP has been raking in the big bucks. Sales are through the roof and third-party accessory manufacturers are even cashing in on the latest game's success. Continuing this trend is Hori - with a brand new officially licensed line of Animal Crossing: New...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Accessories
    • Hori
    • Japan
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 11.0.0 Update Arrives Later Today

    So remember to save those replays!

    Update: Version 11.0.0 is now available. Get a rundown on the patch notes and fighter adjustments in our latest post. As is always the case as we gear up for a new character arrival, Nintendo has confirmed that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next update will arrive later today. The update coincides with the launch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • Feature Why Zelda: Link’s Awakening Is Literally My Dream Game

    What's reality anyway?

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Stu gets all dreamy about one of his favourite entries in the franchise...

    • Features
    • Zelda
    • Zelda 35th Anniversary
  • Random 'Amogus' Is A Playable Among Us Pokémon Hack

    Things are getting weird in the Among Us community

    We know you're all thinking it, so let's just get it out of our system real quick: "Nintendo takedown coming in 3...2...1..." And yes, it's probably true, because it always is. But with that covered, let's instead talk about just what the heck is going on in the Among Us community. SusieQ on...

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    • Among Us
    • Pokemon
    • Art
  • PSA Switch Online Members Can Now Claim Some More Smash Bros. Ultimate Freebies

    Get the edge in battle

    Nintendo's Switch online service from time to time will offer a bunch of freebies for certain games. For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate it normally hands out a bunch of spirit board power-ups that can be used in the game's events. The latest offer for Switch Online subscribers (which is a bit different this time around) is Spirit...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Review Lawnmower Game: Racing - The Worst Game On Switch? Quite Possibly

    Because nobody likes a grass

    You know that video (which eventually became a GIF) of the news reporter asking the little boy if he’s going to miss his mum when he starts school? The one where the kid laughs at first, then suddenly realises what’s happening and starts crying? Lawnmower Game: Racing is that video in game form. In case the title...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Blaster Master Zero 3 Explodes Onto Switch This July

    It's the "final piece of the trilogy"

    Before we get stuck into the meat of this news piece, we just really want to highlight the incredible voiceover in the above trailer. It's like being warped back to the kind of '90s toy adverts that proclaimed things as XTREME and RADICAL, and we love it. Anyway, on with the story: Blaster Master Zero 3, the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Xenoblade's Pyra/Mythra Will Be Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Later Today

    Pyra blazes into battle

    If you've been looking forward to playing as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's newest fighter, Pyra/Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you won't have long to wait: the pair arrive later today for those in North America, and tomorrow for players in Europe. The news was delivered by series director Masahiro Sakurai, who today...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Xenoblade
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Metroid "Samus Helmet" Statue

    Update: Now we've got a better look!

    Update: Here's a better look at the helmet. First 4 Figures is no stranger to Metroid. Starting with the Metroid Prime Gunship nearly 11 years ago, it showcased a Varia Suit Samus statue last October and, following on f

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    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • Random Sakurai Has Figures Of Upcoming Smash Fighters But Hides Them In A Drawer

    No peeking!

    Today's 'Mr. Sakurai Presents' video contained plenty of great news for fans of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – including the release date for newest fighter duo Pyra/Mythra, of course – but the series director also slipped in a quick anecdote about upcoming fighters. Towards the end of the video, Sakurai took a moment to show off a...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Random
  • Video Watch Harvest Moon And Story Of Seasons' First Half Hour, In This Side-By-Side Comparison

    Speedrun Any% Pre-Cow

    In the race for "best farming game of March 2021", there's still everything to play for. Harvest Moon: One World came out earlier this week, and Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has a release date of 23rd/26th March depending on whether you're in North America or Europe/Australia, and we've been reporting on the battle...

    • Harvest Moon
    • Story of Seasons
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Monster Hunter And Ghosts 'N Goblins Mii Fighter Costumes

    Launching today!

    It's not just Pyra/Mythra who are being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as it's been revealed that both Monster Hunter and Ghosts 'N Goblins will receive some very welcome representation in the form of new Mii Fighter costumes. Monster Hunter is actually being treated to three different costumes – Hunter Equipment...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Japanese Charts Story Of Seasons And Bravely Default Leap Ahead Of Super Mario 3D World

    Two brand new entries hit the ground running

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th February, revealing that Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has been knocked out of first place in its third week on sale. Instead, the coveted number one spot has been gobbled up by Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town this time...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Sega Releases Third Content Update For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 - Adds New Characters, Songs And More

    Download it today

    Since Sega's Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 arrived on the Nintendo Switch last December it's been receiving a number of free updates. So far, we've got new modes, characters, and even Sonic the Hedgehog, and now the company has rolled out its third (and final) free content update for the game. In the Switch version, this update includes four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News NIS Classics Volume 1 Brings Retro JRPGs Phantom Brave and Soul Nomad To Switch This Summer

    Over 60 hours of gameplay, plus a swanky limited edition release

    Did you ever play Phantom Brave: We Meet Again on the Wii, or Soul Nomad & The World Eaters on PS2? If you did, then you'll be pleased to know that they're both coming to Nintendo Switch as a package - and if you didn't, now's your chance to catch up on some of Disgaea developer...

    • JRPGs
  • Nintendo Download 4th March (North America)

    Apex Legends, Sea of Solitude and Gnosia

    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: Apex Legends (Electronic Arts, 9th...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Gnosia Is Out On Switch Today, And It Looks Like Among Us Crossed With Virtue's Last Reward

    The combination we never even knew we needed

    Impostor games are so hot right now. Or, actually, they were hot a few years ago, and still are - despite hitting viral success during last year's pandemic, Among Us actually came out in 2018, and Gnosia - which launches on Switch today - was originally released on the PlayStation Vita in 2019. Likewise,...

    • Among Us
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Resident Evil Turns 25 This Month, And New Merch Has Arrived To Celebrate

    Including an Umbrella lamp and hats

    This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil series, with the original PlayStation game – which eventually found its way to both the Nintendo DS and GameCube – launching back in March 1996. If you feel like celebrating, you can now get your hands on a whole new range of merchandise. Capcom has...

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    • Capcom
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  • News Switch Shifted 1.5 Million Units In The UK Last Year, Matching Xbox And PlayStation Sales Combined

    A truly dominant year for Nintendo

    The latest sales data from GfK, GSD and the Entertainment Retailers Association reveals that Nintendo sold 1.5 million Switch units across the UK throughout 2020. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, this 1.5 million figure is significantly up from the previous year's numbers, where Nintendo sold "nearly one million"...

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    • Sales Figures
    • UK
  • Watch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Sakurai Presents Pyra/Mythra, Live!

    Release date and moveset revealed

    It's time to see Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Pyra and Mythra in action as Masahiro Sakurai hosts a brand new video for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In today's 35-minute presentation, the series director will offer "an in-depth look" at the new two-in-one fighter and reveal their release date. It all kicks off at 2pm...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Xenoblade
  • Nintendo Download 4th March (Europe)

    Harvest Moon: One World, Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 & Sea of Solitude

    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:...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News SaGa Frontier Remastered Is Getting A Physical Release In Asia, With English Language Support

    Launches alongside the digital edition on April 15th

    Collecting physical editions of games can be a tricky business. When we're not navigating our way through limited print releases, you've also got regional exclusives to account for. If you don't speak the local language, then it's tough luck – unless you opt for digital. First announced back in

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Suda51 Is Re-Releasing Divisive Murder Mystery Game The Silver Case On Switch

    Alongside its "long-lost sequel", The 25th Ward

    Suda51 has long been known for his strange and experimental games, from the popular No More Heroes series to the less well-known games in his catalogue, like Flower, Sun, and Rain. One of his earliest works was the 1999 game, The Silver Case, in which players take up the roles of a detective and a...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Suda 51
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty

    Complete with zombie mode!

    Activision's Call of Duty is one of the world's biggest video game franchises, which makes its continued absence on Switch (the world's best-selling games console at the time of writing) all the more puzzling. Still, at least we have Counter Recon: The First Mission to fall back on, eh? Developed by TROOOZE, this...

    • Switch eShop
  • News In Rays Of The Light Is A "First-Person Meditative Quest" That's Coming To Switch This Month

    It's about to get philosophical

    In Rays of the Light has a surprisingly long history. Developed by Sometimes You – who previously released 7th Sector on Switch last year – their latest game is a remake of 2012's "The Light", which released on Steam last year as "The Light Rem

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires Has Been Delayed, With No Solid Release Date Given

    It was previously targeting an early 2021 release

    It's been a busy time for Musou fans on Switch. With the last few months giving us Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and Persona 5 Strikers, we also got the surprise reveal of Samurai Warriors 5 during the recent

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dynasty Warriors
  • News Dood! Disgaea 6: Defiance Of Destiny Will Come To Switch This June

    The Limited and Unrelenting Editions come with fancy goodies, too

    Since January, when we found out that Japanese mag Famitsu had rated Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny 33/40, we've been starved of news about the upcoming turn-based tactical RPG. Thanks to the New Game Plus Expo, an online showcase that took place earlier today, we now finally have a...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Disgaea
  • News Can't Drive This Is Co-op Racing Platformer, And It's Crashing Onto Switch This Month

    Build your way to victory

    Between couch co-op and online multiplayer, we're not lacking for choice when it comes to Switch multiplayer games – though we'd never say no to more. Looking to offer us both, developer Pixel Maniacs has just confirmed that Can't Drive This is coming to Switch on March 19th. Described as a "co

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Signs of the Sojourner Brings Narrative Deck-Building To Switch Later This Month

    Launches on March 18th with a 20% discount

    Signs of the Sojourner made quite a splash when it first arrived last year on PC. Developed by Echodog Games, we found ourselves taking over our mother's store after her death, travelling to different locations to obtain good for the shop. Offering a narrative experience within a deck-building card game,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday3rd Mar 2021

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Pro: Everything We Know So Far - 4K Visuals, Nvidia Tegra And Release Date

    All the rumours regarding a more powerful Switch

    Editor's note: We'll be updating this guide with news of a potential Switch 'Pro' variant as it occurs. Nintendo is no stranger to updating and iterating its hardware. Ever since the days of the NES, the company has seen the value in refreshing its consoles to maintain consumer interest, introduce...

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    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Switch Pro
  • Random Nintendo Ironically Celebrates All Mario Switch Games With Fans, Weeks Before Wiping Some From Existence

    But don't worry, fans are 'fixing' it...

    Plenty of Mario fans aren't best pleased with Nintendo's plan to pull games from stores. If you've somehow missed the news, Nintendo is planning on removing a number of Mario games and products from stores at the end of this month and, in a recent statement, has reiterated the fact that it isn't backing

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Random
  • News Niantic Showcases Pokémon GO Proof-Of-Concept HoloLens Demo At Microsoft Ignite 2021

    "We’ve only scratched the surface"

    At Microsoft Ignite 2021, Niantic announced it would be collaborating with Microsoft and showed off a proof-of-concept Pokémon GO demo on a HoloLens 2 headset. Niantic founder and CEO, John Hanke, appeared in a video illustrating how AR can enrich daily routines. Keep in mind, this demo is not intended for...

    • Pokemon
    • Microsoft
    • Niantic
  • News Stardew-Like Coral Island Wraps Up Successful Kickstarter With $1.6 Million Raised

    The game is planned to release at the end of 2022

    We're only on our third month of 2021, and we've already got Harvest Moon: One World, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, Littlewood, and a massive Stardew Valley Update... but fans of the farming simulation genre always want more.

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Harvest Moon
    • Story of Seasons
    • Indie
    • Kickstarter
  • Preview Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Not Quite As Pioneering As We'd Hoped

    Can the series keep up with Stardew Valley?

    How does Story of Seasons continue to innovate when Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing have done so much to develop the 25-year-old formula? Well, with Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, the answer is twofold: one - borrow the ideas of Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, and two - change things for...

    • Preview
    • Story of Seasons
    • Harvest Moon
    • Features
  • News Pokémon Unite Beta Players Break Rules By Sharing Footage Online

    Takedowns are already being enforced

    Pokémon Unite's beta test is now in full swing, with lucky players across Canada being amongst the very first in the world to get some hands-on time with the upcoming title. It appears that some players have taken the opportunity to break the rules, however, sharing footage to YouTube despite promising not...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 11.0.0 Is Arriving Soon

    See Pyra and Mythra in action tomorrow

    Nintendo has revealed via Twitter that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch will soon be updated to Version 11.0.0. This will likely time in with the release of the new DLC fighters Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. The date of their arrival will be revealed during tomorrow's presentation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Is Getting Patched, Following Difficult Launch In Japan

    Many Japanese players criticised the game's loading times among other issues

    The Maker issue is a particularly egregious example of the game's flaws Earlier today, a blog post was uploaded to the Japanese site for Bokumono - short for Bokujō Monogatari, the Japanese name for the Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons series. In the blog, producer Dai Take

    • Story of Seasons
    • Updates
    • Patch
  • Anniversary Nintendo Switch Launched Four Years Ago Today

    And Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course!

    Four years ago today on 3rd March 2017, the Nintendo Switch was first released across most regions worldwide. With its monstrous sales records and incredible library of games, it's not especially easy to remember how different things were for Nintendo before the Switch's arrival. We all know the story of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Anniversaries
  • News Here's What Arby's Shovel Knight Launcher Tokens Unlock In-Game

    Get ready to collect!

    Fast food and gaming toys are a common promotional strategy. We saw it last month with McDonald's when it brought back Pokémon Happy Meal toys, which admittedly had some problems. Having said that, it's not common to see an indie game getting that same treatment,

    • Yacht Club Games
    • Shovel Knight
    • Arbys
  • Review G-Darius HD - A True Shmup Legend Reimagined For The High-Def Era

    Gz and Hustlas

    Editor's note: G-Darius HD and Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX + are currently available individually on the Japanese Switch eShop, but are also part of the Darius Cozmic Revelation physical package. For a guide on how to download games from the Japanese eShop, click here. For a guide on where to purchase Ja

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Plants Vs. Zombies Could Pave The Way For Bigger And Better EA Frostbite Titles On Switch

    It's time to kick some grass

    One announcement during Nintendo's recent Direct presentation that perhaps didn't get enough attention was Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition. It's EA's "first-ever" Frostbite engine game to be released on the Switch. In a recent interview with the How Games Make Money podcast, ho

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  • Soapbox The Nintendo Switch Was My Companion As I Travelled The World

    Reflecting on four turbulent years with my steadfast console companion

    Not my actual suitcase - mine had way more shoes, and no pliers (why do they have pliers?) When the Nintendo Switch came out in early 2017, I was adrift. I had moved out of London, I had gone freelance a few months before, and I was what people at the time called a "digital...

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  • Video Respawn Entertainment Shares Apex Legends Switch Gameplay Trailer

    See how it holds up

    One of the first big releases on the Nintendo Switch this month is Respawn Entertainment's battle royale, Apex Legends. It arrives as a free-to-play title next week on 9th March and will thrust players into Season 8, while also granting Switch players 30 free levels and double XP gains for the first two weeks. To build some...

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  • News R-Type Final 2 Won't Follow The "Bullet Hell" Trend Seen In Recent Shmups

    Final 2 will be the R-Type experience we've come to expect

    R-Type Final 2 is only a month away and as that date approaches, we're slowly getting new information coming through. After releasing a new gameplay trailer last month and announcing a "Special Chronicle Box", lead designer Kazuma Kujo has given us a bet

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  • News Ahead Of Nintendo's "Thanos Snap", Super Mario Bros. 35 Is Getting Another Special Event

    Starts on March 5th

    We're slowly getting closer to Super Mario Bros. 35's delisting. As Nintendo recently reconfirmed, it doesn't plan on backing down from the 31st March removal date, so we'll be saying goodbye to this Battle Royale soon. With exactly four weeks to go, that isn't stopping the weekly events just yet, and Super Mario Bros. 35's...

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  • News Smash Bros. Celebrates Pokémon's 25th Anniversary With A Pocket Monster Brawl

    The battle begins later this week

    Last week, the Pokémon series turned 25 years old. To celebrate this, Nintendo's all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is hosting a special Pokémon Brawl tournament. It starts later this week on 5th March and will run for a total of three days. As you might have already worked out, it's themed around...

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  • Random Ever Wanted A Pokémon-Themed Fishing Lure? Well, Now's Your Chance

    Now you can fish with Kyogre and Pikachu

    It's been a busy week for Pokémon fans. Last Friday's announcements of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and Pokém

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  • News One Million Players Have Now Visited Cvstodia As Blasphemous Reaches Sales Landmark

    The Penitent One is pleased

    Blasphemous has gotten plenty of love lately. First launched in 2019, this challenging Metroidvania has seen multiple updates since then – including a recent crossover with

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  • News Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros Is Getting One Final Restock In Australia Before It's Gone Forever

    One more time

    Between higher-profile casualties like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, it's easy to forget that Game &

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise Is Getting A Soundtrack CD Featuring Over 100 Songs

    Listen to a few tracks here

    We're only a handful of weeks away from the launch of Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch, but the beast-slaying fun is only just beginning. It's been revealed that Capcom plans to launch an official Monster Hunter Rise soundtrack CD set featuring a whopping 117 songs split across four discs (thanks, Gamer). The...

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  • News Minute Of Islands, The Adventure Time-Like Adventure Game, Gets Delayed

    New bugs were found during testing, postponing the release

    This time last month, we were giddy with excitement upon seeing the Adventure Time stylings of post-apocalyptic puzzle-platforming adventure game, Minute of Islands - and even more giddy when we found out that the release date was the 18th of March. Sadly, due to some recently-discovered...

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Tuesday2nd Mar 2021

  • News New Limited-Time Item Distribution Begins In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Grab these useful goodies while you can

    Trade your Dynite Ore with Peonia to discover new Legendary Pokémon. A brand new item distribution is now taking place in Pokémon Sword and Shield following the special Pokémon Day Max Raid Battle Event. The event tasked players with defeating as many Gigantamax Pikachu as they could, with the final count...

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  • Random The Fastest Way To Beat Paper Mario Is To Turn It Off And Play Zelda Instead

    Paper Mario: The Seven-Year Door

    It's ok, this isn't one of those thinkpieces with a controversial title where we tell you that Paper Mario sucks and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is way better. No, the title is literally what we mean: it's a speedrunning tactic called Arbitrary Code Execution, and it's absolutely bonkers. We've covered...

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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.8.0 Patch Notes - Super Mario 35th Anniversary Items, Fixes And More

    Download it today

    Following on from the Animal Crossing: New Horizons' version 1.8.0 update last week, Nintendo has now finally made the full patch notes available. Most notably, this update adds the Super Mario 35th anniversary collaboration items. In addition to this are "limited-time" seasonal items available from Nook Shopping. Last but not...

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  • News Wii U Receives Its First System Firmware Update Since 2018

    You can probably guess what's been improved

    Well, here we are in 2021 - production of the 3DS has been discontinued and the focus is now entirely on the Switch, which is almost four years old. Despite everything happening with Nintendo's hybrid platform, it seems the video game giant has still got enough time in its busy schedule to update older...

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  • News Nintendo Plugs Zelda: Skyward Sword HD With New "Button-Only" Control Scheme

    Says it's "perfect" for Switch Lite players

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii was originally built from the ground-up for motion controls. As a result, there's a lot of swinging involved, and well, if you played back in 2011, you might recall how it was quite a workout. Some players also encountered a number of issues. Motion...

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  • News QubicGames Is Back With Another Ridiculous Switch Sale, 17 Games Discounted To Just $0.17

    And another 17 games at $1.70/1.70€!

    QubicGames, the indie publisher that gave away ten Nintendo Switch games for free back in 2019, is back once again with another mighty offer for gaming fans. March 2021 marks the studio's 17th anniversary, so it's decided to slash the prices of 17 of its games down to just $0.17 / 0.17€. Another 17 games are

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  • Feature Capcom On Monster Hunter Rise's Rampage, Wirebug Exploration And Alien Wyverns

    "This is the first time that we're using the RE engine for a Monster Hunter title"

    Our readers may have felt a bit left out after the Monster Hunter series skipped Nintendo platforms with Monster Hunter World back in 2018, but all of that is about to change as the latest entry in the series, Monster Hunter Rise is hitting Nintendo Switch on March...

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  • Review Littlewood - A Relaxing Life Sim With A Deliciously Addictive Core

    The evil is defeated! So, what happens now?

    What happens after "happily ever after"? It's a question few fairy tales deign to answer. If real life is anything to go by, the bit after a happy ending involves a honeymoon suite and a sleepless night, and eventually babies, mortgages, and the mundane minutiae that comes with living a life together. But...

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  • News Bandai Namco Sparks Rumours Of Nintendo Direct-Style Presentation With New Trademark

    "Bandai Namco Next"

    Nintendo found a winner when it started its Nintendo Direct broadcasts nearly 10 years ago. By revealing information about upcoming games in an online presentation, it offered a massively accessible format, and we've seen no end of competitors trying their own versions. Inside Xbox, Ubisoft Forward,

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  • News Eight-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Ever Pro Fortnite Player

    He plays 2-3 hours a day, and got a $33k signing bonus

    Isn't it fun when you find out that there's some preteen out there who makes more money than you? Maybe "fun" isn't quite the word. There are kids out there making millions from their toy review YouTube channels, or from the sheer luck of being born into the right family. Still, we're satisfied...

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  • Video Check Out Harvest Moon: One World's Launch Trailer

    "The biggest Harvest Moon game in history"

    Harvest Moon: One World is out today, so it's finally time to check out the game with this detailed launch trailer. Showing off the festivals, different locations, bachelors and bachelorettes, the fishing, and the mining, as well as the new Expando-Farm, it's clear that there's a lot to spend your time on...

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  • Feature Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story Is A Fun Documentary With Some Critical Flaws

    An entertaining mini-series that misses some key beats

    "When you think of video games, the very first thing that comes to your mind is Nintendo." Minutes in, Tommy Tallarico sums it up perfectly. Anyone who’s ever heard relatives calling a random console "The Nintendo" can attest to this statement. Nintendo’s history is well recorded but, for...

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  • Video Are These The Two Worst Games On Nintendo Switch?

    We hope you like lawnmowers

    Boy, if you like lawnmowers, last week was a real doozy. The Switch was blessed with not one but two games based on the act of cutting sweet, sweet grass – Lawnmower Game: Next Generation and Lawnmower Game: Racing – both from those kind folks at Ultimate Games. The first has a "very

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  • News Strategy RPG Black Legend Brings "The Maddening Mists" To Switch Later This Month

    Become the liberator of Grant

    Switch has become home to a wide library of excellent strategy games, and we'd certainly never say no to more. Offering us a turn-based strategy RPG set with an alternate history setting, Warcave's Black Legend is arriving next on March 25th. Taking us to the 17th century, Black Legend draws great inspiration from...

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  • News Store Your SNES Games In Style With These Rather Fetching Book-Like Cases

    "No more shoeboxes or shady repros"

    Ah, the SNES. What a machine, eh? Home to some of the greatest video games of all time, this legendary 16-bit console still gets plenty of action in the Nintendo Life office – but, after more than 30 years, we have to admit that many of the games we load up are loose carts, largely because SNES software...

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  • Feature A Tribute To Bobby "The Nintendo Guru" Pauls

    "A truly special person who can never be replaced"

    The Nintendo community is a tight community. It is a community of joy that is shared online and at events. One of the community's most loving, energetic, and hard-working members was Bobby Pauls – also known as The Nintendo Guru. After a long-fought battle in the hospital with COVID-19, Bobby...

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  • News Limited Run Games Is Republishing Two Natsume Game Boy Games This Year

    Sea of Solitude: The Director's Cut also gets a physical edition on Switch

    Of all the strange things to happen this last year, we didn't count on a Game Boy resurgence. Between Twitter's Pokémon Red playthrough, horror game Deadeus and Kickstarter project

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  • News Epic Games Buys Mediatonic, The Studio Behind Fall Guys

    Fortnite and Fall Guys are now siblings

    Could anyone have predicted that Epic Games - developer of Fortnite and Gears of War, creator of the Unreal Engine, and powerhouse behind the Epic Games Store, Steam's biggest rival - would buy up Mediatonic, the studio behind hit pandemic game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout? Not us, that's for sure. Tonic...

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  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nominated For Five Categories At The 2021 BAFTA Games Awards

    Hades also takes an impressive eight nominations

    In just a few weeks, it'll be time for the 2021 BAFTA Games Awards, which take place on March 25th. After Luigi's Mansion 3 took Best Animation in 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Nintendo's heavy hitter this year, coming away with five nominations. New Horizons is up for the "Best Game" award,...

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  • News Unlock A Special Super Mario Bowser's Fury Theme In Tetris 99's 20th Maximus Cup

    Claw your way to the top of the rankings

    Nintendo kicked off the year with a special Kirby-themed Tetris 99 crossover, and now, a few months on, the same battle royale game is promoting the recent release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The next Maximus Cup (which happens to be the 20th one) starts later this week on 4th March and will run...

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  • News 'Doug Hates His Job' Lands On Switch This Week, Thankfully Not About Nintendo's President

    Well, hopefully anyway...

    You might spot a brand new game appearing on the Switch eShop later this week called Doug Hates His Job, but don't worry – we have it on good authority that it isn't a desperate plea for help from Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. Phew! Instead, Doug Hates His Job is a beat 'em up featuring an office...

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  • News Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Is Now Available In The UK For £79.99

    Be sure act fast!

    If you haven't picked up Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit yet and happen to be located in the UK, now might be a perfect time. According to Eurogamer, it's the cheapest it's ever been available for in this region, reduced from £99.99 now £79.99. That's a great value when you consider everything that's included! This offer is...

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  • News Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 Speeds Onto Nintendo Switch Today

    With more trucks and more worlds

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Monster Jam Steel Titans 2, the latest title in THQ Nordic and Feld Entertainment's boisterous truck racing series. Available both physically and digitally, Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 is said to "take everything fans loved about the original," while also throwing in an expanded...

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Monday1st Mar 2021

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: March Fish And Bugs - Catch These Critters Before April 1st

    All the insects and fish disappearing from New Horizons at the end of the month

    Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and

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  • News Animal Crossing X Mario Warp Pipe Doesn't Let You Access The Fourth Level After All

    Update: It was too good to be true

    Update: Streamer neeks - AKA teakittyy - has kindly keen in touch to break some bad news: the pipe doesn't take you to the "fourth level", but the third. Boo. Original Story [Mon 1st Mar, 2021 21:30 GMT]: Either you're here because you're wondering what the "fourth level" is, or you're here because you realise...

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  • News Robotech: The Macross Saga HD Edition Just Stealth-Dropped On The Nintendo Switch eShop

    "Squadron, prepare for battle"

    Anime fans will have very mixed feelings about the Robotech series; while it served as an introduction to Japanese animation for many during the '80s, it is also seen as a butchering of famous franchises (Macross being one) which is a reminder of how poorly localised anime was handled at one point in time. Whatever...

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  • News "Several" Square Enix Remakes Are In Development At Polish Studio Forever Entertainment

    All from the same "brand"

    Polish studio Forever Entertainment – the team behind the Panzer Dragoon remaster on Switch – has just announced that it has inked a new deal with Square Enix which will see remakes of "several" titles. All of these remakes are based on the same "brand", but that series hasn't been confirmed at the moment; it will be...

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  • News Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Got Bandai Namco "Angry" During Development

    "The result, nevertheless, was still a pretty good game"

    It's been over five years since Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 first released. Developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandai Namco, it marked the last Ultimate Ninja Storm game, eventually landing on Switch last year with the

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  • News Online E3 2021 Event Looking More Likely As Live Show Is Listed As Cancelled

    Update: E3 2021 now listed as a "cancelled live event"

    Update: VGC has spotted that the Board of Los Angeles Convention and Tourism Development Commission has listed E3 2021 as a “cancelled live event”. Original Story [Mon 8th Feb, 2021 20:45 GMT]: The Entertainment Software Association announced last year that they would go digital for E3...

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  • News Xenoblade Developer Monolith Soft Wants To Hire The Class Of 2022 For Their Next Game

    Quick! Enroll in a Japanese university! There's still time!

    We're not really sure what Monolith Soft is working on right now. In fact, the only news we've had recently has been from their hiring process - the studio behind the Xenoblade Chronicles series was hiring for a Legend of Zelda game back in 2019, an unnamed action game in 2018, and

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  • Feature Forget Saving Hyrule, Zelda: Ocarina of Time Is All About Fishing For Me

    Lure of the wild

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Kerry admits that she didn't always stick to the proposed path when playing one of...

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  • News NIS America Launches Winter 2021 Switch Sale With Up To 75% Off (North America)

    Ys! Disgaea! Trails Of Cold Steel!

    Most of last month's Switch deals have wrapped up, but as we enter March, NIS America is back at it with a fresh round of offers. Admittedly, some offers remain unchanged from its previous eShop sale in January, but we've now got an expanded selection. This time around, it's been extended to include further...

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  • News Nintendo Aims To Develop Its Characters Without "Destroying" The Memories Of Fans

    "There’s always a risk of destroying the Nintendo brand"

    Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa's recent Nikkei interview has given us much to consider. Reconfirming that cloud gaming isn't a "top priority" for Nintendo presently, he also took this opportunity to dive into discussions about Nintendo's development philosophy. As translated by

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  • UK Charts Super Mario 3D World Stays Top As Animal Crossing's Slide Continues

    Mario Kart 8 and Minecraft also drop down the rankings

    It would seem that Animal Crossing: New Horizon's grip on the gaming public is loosening, as the insanely popular title continues its fall down the UK charts. 2020's lockdown hit was in fourth place last week, but seven days later and it finds itself at number 7 in the chart. Fellow Switch...

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    • Charts
  • Video We Take A Look At The Hidden Mario Golf Game That Didn't Star Mario

    Does Mario Golf need Mario to be good?

    Camelot Software Planning has been in the business for decades. Initially known as Sonic! Software Planning, it delivered the seminal Shining Force series. The company would later split from Sega and land a deal with Sony to develop the very first Everybody's Golf. With both sports and RPGs under its hat,...

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  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For March And April 2021

    Monster Hunter Rise and lots more

    Can you believe its March already? The evenings are staying lighter for longer, the daffodils are blossoming, there are lots of things to be optimistic about in the coming month... not least the upcoming slate of games for the Nintendo Switch. February was a great month with the wonderful Super Mario 3D World +...

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  • Review Cotton Reboot! - The Wonderfully Playable "Cute 'Em Up" Is Resurrected For Switch

    Bullets and Broomsticks

    Witches and shoot 'em ups have proven to be an enduring alchemy for gaming’s prevailing niche, with the likes of Magical Chase, Gunbird, Deathsmiles and Trouble Witches casting a spell of bullet patterns over several generations of gamer. Success Corp. released Magical Night Dreams Cotton in 1991. One of the earliest...

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  • News The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance Will Come To Switch This Summer

    Including a physical release

    The final chapter in The Binding of Isaac saga is almost here, and it's getting a physical release on Switch. The horror roguelike takes inspiration from the biblical story in which Abraham is asked by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, with the mother of similarly-named Isaac attempting to sacrifice him as a symbol of her...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Watch Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English

    Content creators got the codes a few weeks ahead of time

    Following last week's Japanese release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - which hasn't been particularly well-received, thanks to a few new changes - some EU streamers have been given access to the English localisation of the game, which comes out later this month on the 23rd...

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  • News This UK-Based Company Is Making "Museum-Grade" Display Cabinets For Your Pokémon Cards

    Made to suit your needs

    If you're looking for new and creative ways to display your growing Pokémon card collection and don't mind treating yourself to something on the more luxurious end of the scale, you might want to consider looking into Collectors’ Cabinets. This UK-based company has begun manufacturing bespoke, "museum-grade" display units...

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  • Mini Review Mighty Fight Federation - Power Stone-Style Brawling Action That's Best With Friends

    Romancing the Power Stone?

    Mighty Fight Federation may look like a party game, but Canadian developer Komi says its aim is to bring “a focus on fighting game fundamentals” to the 3D arena fighting genre. The genre we’re talking about here is not a player-character-tracking arena fight like ARMS or Virtual On, but rather a Power Stone-style...

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  • News Rally Racer WRC 9 Slides Onto Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Hits Nintendo's console on March 11th

    Switch ports arriving later on Switch than on rival platforms is something we're used to these days. Initially released last September, WRC 9 The Official Game is no exception here. Based around the 2020 World Rally Championship, publisher Nacon has confirmed it is launching for Switch on March 11th. Revealed...

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  • News Cloud Gaming Not A "Top Priority", But Nintendo Is "Always Researching Technologies"

    "Our strategy is to grow the population of people who play video games"

    Shuntaro Furukawa is a busy man lately. As we head towards the new financial year next month, Nintendo's President has been occupied with Nintendo's latest financial reports, outlining their long-term plans for Switch. On top of this, he's recently sat down with

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  • News Eccentric Indie Developer, Onion Games, Wants To Know What You Think They Should Make Next

    Remakes of Chulip and Rule of Rose could be on the cards

    It's hard to say what Onion Games are best known for. It might be their newer games, like meta-RPG Dandy Dungeon, which is about game development, or satirical RPG Moon, which is old enough to have been Toby Fox's inspiration for Undertale, but only came out in the West last year. It might be...

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  • News Chilled-Out Mech Adventure Stonefly Soars Onto Switch This Summer

    A coming-of-age story

    Flight School Studio, the indie developer behind 2019's Creature in the Well, has unveiled its latest game, Stonefly. Described as a chill and tranquil mech adventure game, Stonefly has players exploring "an enchanting forest, unravelling a heartwarming story of self-discovery and belonging" along the way. It features a...

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Sunday28th Feb 2021

  • Video Check Out This Side-By-Side Comparison Of Pokémon Diamond And Pearl On Switch And DS

    How do they compare?

    When The Pokémon Company announced remakes of the Nintendo DS titles Diamond and Pearl earlier this week, the most notable difference was obviously the art style. All of the sprite work in the original games has now been replaced with cute 3D graphics in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There's obviously been a lot of...

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  • Feature A Link To The Past's Dark World Changed Zelda Forever

    "Everyone who wanders into this land is changed to a shape that reflects his true nature"

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Kate talks...

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  • Video 14 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In March

    An action-packed month

    It's almost March and we've gotta admit, in terms of third party releases next month, the Switch line-up is looking good. In the first half, we've got Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends, and a few days after this Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is out. In the second half of March, we'll be...

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  • News Some History About ILCA, The Japanese Studio Working On The Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes

    Game Freak's backup

    During the Pokémon Presents broadcast this week, The Pokémon Company announced remakes of the Nintendo DS games, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. While Game Freak normally handles games like this, right now, it's busy with the open-world prequel Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which is due out next year. This leaves the release of

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    • Japan
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  • News Tails' Voice Actor Won't Be Voicing The Character In Sonic Prime

    Update: But she's not finished yet

    Update [Sun 28th Feb, 2021 09:45 GMT]: Earlier this month, the voice of Tails, Colleen O'Shaughnessey, said she wouldn't be voicing the character in the upcoming Netflix series, Sonic Prime. At the time, fans voiced their concerns about her potentially moving on from the role. In an update on Twitter, Colleen has...

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  • Feature After Fire Emblem And Famicom Detective Club, What Comes Next From Nintendo's Vault?

    Raiders Of The Lost Games

    Between the eclectic selection of NES and SNES games served up as part of everyone’s Nintendo Switch Online subscription, Fire Emblem's long-awaited (if time-limited) English language release thirty years after its Japanese debut, and the upcoming remake of their Disc System adventure game Famicom Detective Club, it

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  • Video Watch Post Malone's Virtual Concert Celebrating 25 Years Of Pokémon

    "Thank you all for 25 beautiful years"

    The official Pokémon YouTube channel just aired its Post Malone Virtual Concert Experience, celebrating 25 years of pocket monsters. If you're yet to see the American rapper and songwriter's performance, you can watch the full 13-minute show right here. Post sings a handful of tracks - with one of them being...

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    • Music
  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - February 2021

    February's best Switch eShop games!

    Can you believe we're already two months into the year?! Well, thankfully, no matter how quickly time passes by, the Switch eShop seems to offer up dose after dose of great digital content to enjoy and February was no different. These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love...

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    • eShop Selects
  • Review Astrologaster - An Expert Mix Of Historical Drama And Shakespearean Comedy

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Well, thou art running a fever of 38C

    Was it not Shakespeare who said: "fie! I have the plague, and my armpits do weep with pus-filled boils like mustard from a Big Mac"? Well, if you liked that quote, you're in excellent company with Astrologaster, a bawdy comedy-musical game from Nyamyam that combines the...

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    • Switch eShop

Saturday27th Feb 2021

  • News Pokémon Platinum Content Spotted In Diamond And Pearl Remake Trailer

    "Guess who's there"

    It's official, The Pokémon Company has announced Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are arriving this year. The PR describes how the Nintendo DS originals have been faithfully reproduced. There are also a number of updates, including easy-to-understand and player-friendly conveniences. All of this has got fans...

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  • Poll Do You Like The Chibi Art Style In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl?

    Let us know

    Yesterday, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were announced for the Nintendo Switch. These games are remakes of Generation IV, which was originally released on the DS and is set in the Sinnoh region. The development is being handled by ILCA and directed by Junichi Masuda (Game Freak) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA). The aim is to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News This Is What Old World Poké Balls Look Like In Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Old balls, new game

    Next year, Game Freak is venturing into uncharted territory with the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus for Nintendo Switch. It takes place in Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl's Sinnoh region and transports the series back to a time when Pokémon roamed freely in much harsher environments. The official game site for this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link Taught Me The Value Of Perseverance

    And save states

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Gavin looks back at the first sequel in the series, and one of the last entries he...

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    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda 35th Anniversary
  • Review Hellpoint - A Sci-Fi Soulslike Which Suffers From Hellish Technical Issues On Switch

    Blighttown

    Dark Souls crossed with Dead Space? Bloodborne set within the bowels of a great big derelict space station? Yes. Yes please, we like this, we want this, sign us up! Cradle Games' Hellpoint has got a great premise, a fantastically atmospheric setting and gameplay that unashamedly pilfers ideas and

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Anniversary Stardew Valley Is Now Five Years Old

    "thanks to all of you for being part of this"

    It's been anniversary after anniversary over the past month and now on top of all the other ones currently take place, this week marks Stardew Valley's fifth year. Creator ConcernedApe has taken to Twitter to thank all of the game's fans for being a part of the long journey. Stardew Valley has been...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Panzer Dragoon II Zwei: Remake Takes Flight This Year

    Here's hoping for a smoother ride

    Panzer Dragoon: Remake got a release on the Nintendo Switch last year, but admittedly didn't quite nail the landing. Publisher Forever Entertainment made the effort to address the issues and slowly improved the game over time. It's now in a better state than before, so what's next? In case it's slipped your mind,...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Panzer Dragoon
  • Memory Pak When Harvest Moon Taught Me About Death

    You can't just save scum this one away

    Welcome to the latest instalment in our new column, Memory Pak, where we're going to be doing a deep-dive into some of the most memorable moments in gaming – good and bad. We hope you've got some tissues ready because this one's going to be a bit of a weepy. People play Harvest Moon games for their...

    • Harvest Moon
    • Memory Pak
    • Features
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 27th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Phew! With news of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes – and a new open-world Pokémon game, too – it was a super busy end to the week. Thankfully, though, it's now time to relax and have a chat about our weekend plans. Members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features