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  • Guide Handmade Nintendo Christmas Gifts And Crafts - Festive Gaming Stocking Fillers

    A crafted world, indeed

    Making an early start on your Christmas shopping this year, are you? That's probably a good idea given one thing and another. Fortunately, there are plenty of Nintendo-related gifts for your loved ones that are only a click away this holiday season. From ugly gamer Christmas sweaters (the sweaters are ugly, not the gamers, of...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Gifts
    • Christmas
  • News Grand Theft Auto Trilogy's Latest Nintendo Switch Update Is Now Available

    Download it now

    Earlier this week Rockstar Games rolled out a new update for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition fixing a range of issues. At the time, it was also mentioned how the update would be made available on the Nintendo Switch in the coming days, and it's now officially arrived. This bumps each game (Grand Theft Auto...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Grand Theft Auto
    • Updates
  • Guide Nintendo Christmas Gift Ideas - Art Prints And Posters

    Brighten up your wall with these charming Nintendo posters

    What gifts are you getting for your loved ones this Christmas? With so many gamer gifts and trinkets to choose from, it's a tricky question, for sure. If you're looking for something classy that's not going to clutter the place, perhaps one of these lovely Nintendo art prints or posters...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Nintendo
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For December 2021 And January 2022

    Danganronpa! Big Brain! Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

    Oh blimey, it's the end of the year already! Yep, 2021 has zipped by like a... like a zip. Ahh, go easy on us — it's been one of those super-long/super-short years! Yes, as 2022 hones into view, we've taken the liberty of rounding up the upcoming Switch game highlights dropping in December and...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Holiday Gifts For Gamers - Nintendo Gaming Gift Ideas For Christmas

    Stocking-fillers for the Nintendo gamer in your life

    Blimey, the holidays are almost upon us! Perhaps you already managed to sort out a few Nintendo-related gaming gifts for our nearest and dearest this holiday season over Black Friday, but if you didn't spot any deals or if you need some advice about what to get the gamer in your life, we're here...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Back Page We Fed The Ace Attorney Scripts To A Bot, And It Wrote Its Own Court Case

    "Your Honor! Please tell me why you want justice!"

    A couple of weeks ago, we enlisted the help of a bot (or two) to help us imagine the Nintendo news headlines of tomorrow. After all, AI is probably going to be the new frontier in journalism some day, and we might as well get on board early. However, the results were... mixed at best, with the bot...

    • Back Page
    • Features
    • Ace Attorney
  • Mini Review The Binding Of Isaac: Repentance - A Welcome Rebalance For The Roguelite Classic

    Repent? But we just pented!!

    Fantastic roguelite The Binding of Isaac has been around for a decade since its original Flash incarnation. On Switch alone it’s been a thing – along with its Afterbirth+ expansion – for over four years. A big, final addition to the game with the Repentance 'expansion', then, seems a little belated. Helpfully,...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 4th)

    Will you be putting your brain to work?

    It's been another interesting week in the Nintendo Life as we all head towards the Holiday season. We learned that you can pump iron in Animal Crossing, there was a welcome new look at Triangle Strategy, someone

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News The Summer Game Fest Returns In 2022

    More will be shared at The Game Awards

    It's been announced the Summer Game Fest will be returning in 2022...next Summer. There are no other details just yet, but apparently, more information will be revealed during The Game Awards. Geoff Keighley - the host and organiser of both events - shared the following message (below) on Twitter as part of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • The Game Awards

Friday3rd Dec 2021

  • Poll What's The Worst Legend Of Zelda Game?

    Whisper it

    The Legend of Zelda has celebrated its 35th Anniversary this year, with Nintendo releasing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD along with the rather handsome Game & Watch. Interestingly, those releases alone have included two titles that can certainly be described as 'divisive' — we're thinking Skyward Sword's arm-waving controls...

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    • Features
    • Zelda
    • Worst Zelda
  • News Nintendo Is Adding Paper Mario 64 To Switch Online's Expansion Pack, Out Next Week

    See how the original Paper Mario adventure unfolds

    Nintendo will be adding a N64 classic to its Switch Online Expansion Pack service next week on 10th December. It's the original Paper Mario game - which launched the entire series in the year 2000. Here's the plot directly from Nintendo's PR, along with a video: "In Paper Mario, his vile...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • News Shin Megami Tensei V Updated To Version 1.02, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    New settings and minor fixes

    Shin Megami Tensei V was only treated to its first update last week, but seven days later, here we are with a second patch that adds some new settings and fixes minor issues. The new update takes the game to Version 1.02 and mostly centres around new camera and display options. The full patch notes can be found below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Random Bizarre Animal Crossing: New Horizons Glitch Is Making Villagers Lose Their Clothes

    Nude horizons

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new DLC, Happy Home Paradise, is a delightful addition to the main game that has already been keeping players busy for hours on end. But while designing holiday homes for new villagers is the DLC's focus, a particularly strange glitch has been shifting some players' focus onto... Other things. Over the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Glitches
    • Random
  • Guide Christmas Jumpers And Ugly Sweaters For Gamers - Pokémon, Mario, Sonic, And More

    Garish gaming garments to keep you warm this Xmas

    You hear that? That jingle bell-tinged drone is the sound of festive inevitability! In amongst the socks and the boxes of deodorant you'll be gifted this holiday season, there's a high probability there'll be an ugly festive jumper in there somewhere. Yes, even though granny's turned the thermostat...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Clothing
    • Christmas
  • News Minecraft 1.18.1 Update Fixes Fog Issues And Decreases Diamonds, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Oh no! My diamond spawning rates! They're broken!

    Mojang have just announced the first patch for Minecraft's brand-new 1.18 update, titled "Caves & Cliffs Part II", which aims to fix a few bugs and issues here and there. Technical Changes in 1.18.1 Pre-release 1 Fixed an issue that would cause players on low-bandwidth connections to get...

    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Free Alternate Costumes Are Coming "Very Soon" To Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

    Update: Here's a first look

    Update [Fri 3rd Dec, 2021 02:30 GMT]: A new trailer presented by IGN has given fans a first look. Although these new costumes are available now on other platforms, Switch players will have to wait just a little bit longer than the rest: Original story [Sun 21st Nov, 2021 03:30 GMT]: If you're still playing the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Review BloodRayne ReVamped - A Joyless, Frustrating Port That Shows How Far We've Come

    Dhampir squib

    These days, it feels like every other ‘new’ game being released is a remake or a remaster of some old game. There’s value in this, however, as it’s wonderful to have great games that were previously locked to old platforms brought onto modern devices with improvements and additions. But, just because a game is retro, doesn’t...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Can This $1200 Portable PC Tell Us About The 'Switch Pro'?

    We go hands-on with the Aya Neo 2021 Pro

    Next year, the Switch will be five years old – a fact which makes the continued demand for the console all the more remarkable. Despite being powered by technology that, even back in 2017, could hardly be described as cutting-edge, the hybrid system has shifted over 90 million units worldwide and shows no...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Switch Pro
    • Talking Point
  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Building Iconic Zelda Locations In The Game

    Animal Breath: Crossing The Wild

    How can we summon news about Breath of the Wild 2? The last thing we heard was a 2022 release window, which is probably going to be more like "end of 2022" than any time soon. Still, rumours are swirling. Would it help to start recreating it in another game, perhaps? That's what a few Animal Crossing: New Horizons...

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    • Zelda
    • Animal Crossing
  • Random Domino's Is Trying To Lure In New Workers With The Chance Of Winning A Nintendo Switch

    And free pizza for a year!

    What a tasty combo. There aren't many things in life better than gaming and pizza, and that's exactly what popular pizza chain Domino's is offering to new employees in Australia. The perks are being offered up to one lucky new worker in a bid to get more people applying for jobs; Australia's 9Now news network reports...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The "Live-Action" Mega Man Movie Could Be On The Way To Netflix

    More Mega?

    As you might have heard, Capcom's blue bomber Mega Man will be receiving the same Hollywood treatment as Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu in the near future. According to a story over on Rockman Corner, it's now been been "pretty much" confirmed that Netflix will become the exclusive home of Chernin Entertainment's "live-action"...

    • Netflix
    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • Movies
  • Random There's Something Vaguely Familiar About This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Home Design...

    Some kind of story

    We've been having a lot of fun with Happy Home Paradise's vacation home designs, and the new depth that the DLC has added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons — but, we have to admit, most of us haven't really been getting too gimmicky or adventurous with it. Maybe that's a mistake, since we've been seeing a lot of really neat...

    • Random
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Mario Golf: Super Rush Now Lets You Win Mario's Normal Clothes, Which Is Exciting

    He forgot his golf gear

    Mario Golf: Super Rush has improved a decent amount since launch courtesy of multiple free updates that have added new characters, courses and modes. An ongoing attraction for those that like to jump in for some quickfire play is the Ranked Match online mode, in which even if you're struggling to win you can still gradually...

    • Mario Golf
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Quake Has Received Its Second Major Update For Nintendo Switch - Horde Mode, A New Free Add-On And More

    Download it today

    The enhanced version of Quake is easily one of the retro highlights of 2021, and it just keeps getting better - with Bethesda and its developers rolling out the second major update for all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch. The highlights of 'Update 2' are Horde Mode - made by the team at MachineGames (Wolfenstein II: The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs Brain Solves The Age-Old Dilemma Of "Should I Let My Kids Win?"

    The answer is apparently not "yes"

    Big Brain Academy: Brain Vs Brain is out today, bringing multiplayer brain-testing to the Nintendo Switch juuuuust in time for Christmas. But if you're imagining a tense and combative situation in which either your children are crying because you're (obviously) smarter than them, or your children smugly lording it...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review BloodRayne 2 ReVamped - A Definite Improvement, But Dante Won't Lose Any Sleep

    Second time's the charm

    Sometimes it takes a few tries for a developer to properly execute their vision for a game. Just look at the original Metroid and then think of how it led to Super Metroid. It’s not that the original was bad, but it was a rudimentary initial take on what Yoshio Sakamoto really had in mind from the beginning. The same...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Gets New Content In Latest Update - Here Are The Patch Notes

    New dishes and Spirit Boughs

    Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin has a brand new patch, titled "Ver. Nov 8th 2021" despite the fact that it came out on December 1st. It adds some new content, but largely contains bug fixes and adjustments to make the game work better. Check out the notes below: Ver. Nov 8 2021 Patch Notes Added Content Implemented a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Play As A Dog With A Machine Gun In 'Metal Dogs', Coming To Switch In Japan

    "Bow Wow" and "Woof-Woof-Woof" versions available

    Top-down roguelike action game Metal Dogs is coming to Switch next year, but only in Japan, publisher Kadokawa and developer 24Frame have announced. The game is all about three dogs — Pochi the Shiba Inu, Bell the Doberman, and Bonanza the Bulldog — who live in a post-apocalyptic world in which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Will Be A Presenter At This Year's Game Awards

    To reveal Moth– no, let's not go there

    Looking for more reasons to sit through the tediously long Game Awards show this year? Well, in a bit of good news for Nintendo fans, it's been revealed that former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will be a presenter at the show. The event will be hosted once again by Geoff Keighley, but will...

    • Reggie
    • The Game Awards
  • News Hori's Next Split Pad Pro For Switch Is Mega Man-Themed

    And pre-orders are now open!

    Hot on the heels of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus Split Pad Pro we shared just yesterday, Hori is back with yet another new design, this time inspired by Mega Man. Available to pre-order as we speak for £49.99, this particular design is set to launch on 14th January 2022. Just like the Split Pad Pro's other variants,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Man
    • Accessories
    • Hori
  • News Taito's Action-Platformer Liquid Kids Is The Latest Arcade Archives Release, Available Now On Switch eShop

    "An adventure of danger and excitement"

    Hamster's made it to the final month of the year and it's started out with Taito's action-platformer arcade title, Liquid Kids. This game made its debut in the arcades in 1990 and was followed by a number of home console ports. Here's a bit more about it, along with a look - courtesy of Nintendo Life...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Melee Launched 20 Years Ago Today In North America

    "CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER!"

    Making everyone here at Nintendo Life feel painfully ancient, today marks the 20th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Melee's release in North America. Only the second game in the series, following on from the original Super Smash Bros. on N64, Melee would go on to become arguably the most beloved entry in the franchise, long...

    • GameCube
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Anniversary
  • Deals New Nintendo Switch + Ring Fit Adventure Bundles Hit My Nintendo Store UK

    Save £19.99 with this console bundle

    If you're in the market for a new Switch this festive season, My Nintendo Store UK has a new set of console bundles that include Ring Fit Adventure — perfect for keeping the holiday weight at bay, or at least slowing its advance as the mince pies and cheese courses start creeping into your diet. The new...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ring Fit Adventure
    • UK
  • News Lacuna Is A Noir Detective Game Hoping To Reinvent The Point-And-Click Genre

    WASD-and-click

    What is it about "noir detective" and "pixel art" that makes them go together so well? Between Backbone, The Darkside Detective, and Unavowed, it's getting to be quite a beefy genre-within-a-genre. Now, to add to that pile, is Lacuna: A "sci-fi noir", which promises a number of features hoping to improve on a few of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Spelunky-like 'Caveblazers' Is Getting A Physical Edition

    Blazers? In a cave? That's a little overdressed

    Caveblazers, the Yogscast-published Spelunky-like roguelike with Celeste-like pixel art, will be getting a limited physical release of 4,000 copies, in partnership with Super Rare Games. If you've ever read an article about physical versions of Switch games, you'll know what comes next: The cartridge...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Physical

Thursday2nd Dec 2021

  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Metroid Dread amiibo support and more...

    Nintendo announced Version 13.0.1 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be arriving at some point this week, and it's now available. Although DLC fighter support has officially come to an end, there's still some exciting stuff included in this latest update. There are several fixes and game balance adjustments...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon's Diamond And Pearl Remakes Have Been Updated To Version 1.1.2

    Here are the full details

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on the Nintendo Switch have now been updated to Version 1.1.2. According to the patch notes, it fixes some issues that would prevent players from progressing under certain circumstances and also resolves some other issues for a "more pleasant gameplay" experience. Here are the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
  • News Qualcomm Unveils Switch-Style Device Targeting "The Future Of Portable Gaming"

    An emphasis on fancy specs and high-end streaming

    In the portable gaming space we have Nintendo with the hugely popular Switch, powered by the ageing but competent NVIDIA Tegra X1, then we have increasingly powerful mobiles and tablets. There are a range of other portable devices that are smaller in scale but promoting powerful technology and...

    • Qualcomm
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snapdragon G3X
  • Video Pokémon Evolutions - Watch All Episodes Here

    Update: Episode 5 now live!

    Update: Episode five of the Pokémon Evolutions animated series is now available to watch online. You can catch all live episodes below. Original Article: Pokémon Evolutions – a new animated series that'll air completely free in its entirety on YouTube – has now begun. Below, we'll share each of the series' eight...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Video
  • News Modernised 'Panda' GameCube Controller Hits Kickstarter, Instantly Smashes Goal

    More than 5,500 people have already backed the project

    The GameCube controller is one of the most popular controller designs ever released, so much so that Nintendo still releases special edition pads for Smash players to this day. Unlike Xbox and PlayStation's iconic controllers, though, the GameCube's has never been truly updated or refined to...

    • GameCube
    • Hardware
    • Kickstarter
  • News Nintendo Has Updated Its Switch Online App To Version 1.14.0, See What's Included

    Minor adjustments and more

    While there have been no noticeable updates to the Switch Online service in recent times, Nintendo did release a new system firmware update yesterday - improving the stability of the Switch and enhancing the overall user experience. Now, to top it off, it's also released a new update for its Online App for both Android...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • Review Archvale - A Bruisingly Brilliant RPG And Bullet-Hell Blend

    With a dash of Zelda for good measure

    It really feels like we’re in somewhat of an extended ‘bullet hell’ renaissance, doesn’t it? As soon as developers realised that the sub-genre didn’t need to be confined to linear vertically scrolling shmups, we’ve seen fresh takes that inject new life into other genres. Archvale is a mashup of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Stardew Valley's Latest 1.5.5 Update May Contain Hints At New Content

    Does ConcernedApe ever rest?

    Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone recently said that he wasn't sure if there would be any more Stardew Valley updates, saying that he was working on the "next game" — which we now know to be Haunted Chocolatier. Here's what he said during a Twitch stream for the Stardew Valley championships:

    • Updates
    • Stardew Valley
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Collab Between Among Us And BT21 Is Here, And It's Cute

    Smooth like butter, like a criminal undercover

    [Update: Thu 2nd Dec, 2021 23:00 GMT] The collab collection has been revealed, including figurines, plushies, clothing, and mugs! You can find it on the LINE Friends website. [Original: Wed 17th Nov, 2021 20:45 GMT] Cookies and cream. Lemon and lime. World-famous K-Pop group BTS and... Among Us?...

    • Among Us
    • BTS
    • Music
  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Stay Top, And They're Selling Faster Than Sword And Shield

    Not a bad launch, then

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th November, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are still leading the pack by a supremely comfortable margin. In their second week on sale, the two games shifted another 355,046 physical copies in Pokémon's home region of Japan. That...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Talking Point Great Game, Poor Performance - When Does A Bad Frame Rate Not Really Matter?

    Shh, don't tell Digital Foundry

    It seems that no game release is safe nowadays without frame rate graphs and resolutions being counted. That is fair enough, as games should ship in a competent and playable condition, but it's easy to forget that we're often spoiled in this modern gaming era. We gasp if gameplay regularly dips below 30fps, and with...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Digimon Survive Has Been Rated For Switch, Hopefully Putting An End To The Delays

    ESRB warns of poop attacks

    Fans have had to be very patient when it comes to Digimon Survive. Originally planned to launch in 2019, but then delayed to 2020, 2021, and then the most recent delay to 2022, it's certainly been a long time comin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hori Is Releasing A Pokémon Legends: Arceus Split Pad Pro For Nintendo Switch

    And some other themed accessories

    Believe it or not, but the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is next month on the Nintendo Switch. Ahead of the game's launch, accessory company HORI has announced a variety of themed accessories. The highlight of the lot is the Switch Split Pad Pro ($59.99 USD) - which can be used with the standard and OLED...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Hori
    • Accessories
  • Nintendo Download 2nd December (North America)

    Big Brain Academy! Disney Magical World 2! The Kids We Were!

    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: Big Brain...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Pokémon GO And Pikmin Bloom's Next Community Days Fall On The Same Day

    Get those walking shoes ready

    We hope you're ready for some serious exercise – and that you have a good battery pack or two ready – because both Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom are set to kick off their next Community Day events on the very same day, the 18th December. All the details you could possibly need on Pokémon GO's event have already...

    • Pokemon
    • Pikmin
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon GO
  • News Tsareena Is The Next Character To Join Pokémon Unite

    Here's your first look

    The Pokémon Company has announced that Tsareena will be the next Pokémon to join the roster in Pokémon Unite, the free-to-play MOBA available on both Nintendo Switch and smartphones. The new character, a Grass-type Pokémon that was first introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS, will arrive in-game on 9th...

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News .hack//G.U. Last Recode Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Next Year

    .it's// a port of [the remaster.ed.] trilogy__

    The game that breaks most content management systems with its confusingly punctuated title is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch, Bandai Namco announced today. .hack//G.U. Last Recode is a remastered trilogy of the original JRPGs, plus a fourth chapter that serves as an epilogue "Reconnection", made...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Games Are About To Get Cheaper In Russia, Customers Also Offered Extended Warranties

    Joy-Con, consoles and more to be protected for two years

    Nintendo Russia has announced two major changes to its operations this week, with game prices set to be reduced and extended hardware warranties being offered to customers. The first announcement comes from the company's official website, where Nintendo states that prices for its own games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Russia
  • Nintendo Download 2nd December (Europe)

    Big Brain Academy! Disney Magical World! Clockwork Aquario

    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: Asterix &...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Marvel's Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Will Be A Presenter At The Game Awards 2021

    A fellow Canadian joins Geoff

    Next week The Game Awards is taking place, and in the lead-up, event organiser and host Geoff Keighley has been hyping the event on social media. If you weren't already excited about Metroid Dread being up for a game of the year nomination or Sting making an appearance (no, not that one), perhaps you're more of a fan...

    • The Game Awards
    • Marvel
  • News Combat-Free Fantasy Adventure 'Omno' Is Finally Coming To Switch

    Omno? Omyes!

    Omno is a game about a little onion-shaped adventurer travelling around an "ancient world of wonders" on an epic quest to discover... something. That something includes frogs, giants, crabs, and plenty of puzzle-platforming. And, rather impressively, it's a one-man project, with German developer Jonas Manke at the helm (and, er, all the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé To Lead "Blank Check Company” Focused On Gaming And Digital Media

    Designed to support and help companies to go public

    Reggie Fils-Aimé recently hosted and chaired a livestream roundtable to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Xbox, which was interesting not only as an insight into the era of its original launch, but to see what some former gaming executives are doing now. Fils-Aimé, for his part, has remained...

    • Industry
    • Reggie
  • News 36 Designs From Original Stitch's Pokémon Shirts Range Are Being Retired, Now's Your Last Chance

    Designs to be replaced this month

    If you've been eyeing up Original Stitch's Pokémon Shirts but haven't gotten around to claiming your favourite, you might want to check out this list of designs that are soon being retired. 36 of the range's Kanto designs are being scrapped and discontinued from 15th December, with new, revised designs for each of...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • News Put Musk And Branson In Their Place When Spaceflight Simulator Takes Off On Switch

    Boasting "scientifically accurate rocket physics"

    Ever wanted to build your own space rocket, set off for Mars and leave this planet for good? Well, soon you'll be able to (pretend to) do just that, as Spaceflight Simulator is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game, developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, has players putting together their very own space...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday1st Dec 2021

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: December Fish And Bugs - Catch These Critters Before January 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

    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 13.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Super stable

    After some rather exciting firmware updates like Bluetooth Audio support, dock updates, and the release of the 'Expansion Pack' tier for the NSO, Version 13.2.0 focuses on stability improvements and enhancing the overall user experience. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page: Ver. 13.2.0...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
    • Firmware
  • News A Speedrunner Has Already Beat Pokémon Shining Pearl In Just 23 Minutes

    Update: The time keeps tumbling down

    Update: Incredibly, Werster has managed to knock down that world record time even further, posting a new video showcasing a complete run that took just 23 minutes and 13 seconds (down from the 33-minute attempt we shared previously). You can see that new run above, and more info on the speedrun can be found in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Speedruns
    • Glitches
  • Gallery Here's What Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Looks Like With Raytracing

    Zelda Skyrim?

    Breath of the Wild is a gorgeous game, right? Well, it's about to get even gorgeouser. We might even say gorgeousest. With the use of just two mods, one to add a raytracing reshade and another to add "infinite tree LOD" (level of detail), Breath of the Wild can look like this: To explain what on earth raytracing and

    • Random
    • Gallery
    • Zelda
  • Guide The Game Awards 2021: Where And When To Watch The Game Awards

    Will we get to see BOTW 2?

    We know a few things about Geoff Keighley's pet project, The Game Awards, already — like the fact it'll be an in-person event, with a musical performance by Sting, and an exciting world premiere that's been in

    • Guides
    • The Game Awards
  • Review Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain - A Fun-Filled, Budget-Friendly Party Plaything

    This is big brain time

    Nintendo is far from alone in its pursuit of games – or applications if you prefer – that are designed to give that cauliflower-looking organ within your skull a good thrashing, but the company has often done better with that software than most. Now we have the Big Brain Academy series (which began life on Nintendo DS in...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Unite Wins Google Play's Best Game Of 2021 Award

    And 'Best Competitive', too

    Pokémon Unite, TiMi Studio's MOBA-infused take on the hit franchise available on mobile and Switch, has been named 'Best Game' at Google Play's 2021 awards. The 'Best of 2021' awards are a "celebration of apps and games that made positive contributions to culture this year," and the full results of Google's picks have...

    • Pokemon
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  • News Five Switch Publishers Team Up For Huge eShop Sale, 15 Switch OLEDs Also Being Given Away

    Get discounts as high as 90%

    Remember QubicGames' wonderful Christmas 2019 event, when the publisher gave away ten of its games to anyone who owned any of its titles? Well, this year the studio's back, and it's brought some friends along for the ride. In a slightly different setup, this year's event sees eShop titles from QubicGames, Untold Tales,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Metroid Dread Developer MercurySteam Announces Its Next Game, Codenamed "Project Iron"

    "a third person action RPG set in a dark fantasy world"

    If you've been wondering what the developer MercurySteam is up to now that Metroid Dread is available on the Nintendo Switch, it appears it's already got a brand-new game in the works. The Spanish-based studio is teaming up with Digital Bros and its publishing division 505 Games for a new...

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  • Talking Point Mario Kart 7 And Its Infamous Course Skip Are Now 10 Years Old

    One of the earliest Nintendo game updates we can remember

    We're in a gaming era of plentiful patches, where it's common for games to get frequent updates starting on day one. There are some rare releases even today that receive either no updates or very few — unless there are frequent DLC additions — and one of Nintendo's selling points is its...

    • Features
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    • 3DS
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    • Anniversary
  • News Shantae And The Seven Sirens Has Received A Free “Spectacular Superstar” Update

    Out now!

    Update [Wed 1st Dec, 2021 02:00 GMT]: The update for Shantae and the Seven Sirens has arrived. WayForward has released a small trailer alongside it. And you can learn more over on the official game website. Original story [Wed 17th Nov, 2021 02:00 GMT]: Well, here's a nice surprise, Shantae's latest adventure - Shantae and the Seve

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Mini Review Beyond A Steel Sky - A Nostalgic Return To Adventure Gaming's Golden Age

    Cat hair moustache?

    The first golden age of the point-and-click adventure was brief. Just moments after Lucasfilm Games graduated from the kindergarten clunk of Maniac Mansion, The Dig was in its Spielberg-endorsed grave. That was 1987 to 1995. Everyone agrees the early '90s were where it was at – even those who wrongly preferred Sierra Online...

    • Mini Reviews
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  • News 'Special Edition' Metroid Dread Report Gives Hints, Tips And Strategies

    Volume 11, if you're counting

    Prior to the launch of Metroid Dread we rather enjoyed the multiple 'Reports' that were shared by Nintendo and the development team at MercurySteam. They shared all sorts of lore, history lessons and sneak peaks of the game, but with Dread having now been out for about 6 weeks a 'Special Edition' report has been...

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  • News GTA Trilogy's Physical Edition For Switch Has Been Delayed, Will Now Arrive In "Early 2022"

    Can you wait a little bit longer?

    If you've been holding out for the physical release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch, unfortunately, it's been delayed until next year. The hard copy was due to launch on Nintendo's hybrid system on 7th December, and has now been pushed back to "early 2022". No...

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  • News Sorry Folks, Fall Guys For Nintendo Switch Won't Be Released This Year

    More details will be shared in 2022

    We're nearly at the end of the year, and by now if a certain game hasn't shown up on the Nintendo Switch it's probably not going to make 2021. With this in mind, Fall Guys by Mediatonic won't be arriving this year. After being delayed in May the UK-based developer has now provided another update in a new post...

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  • Random This Accidental "Cursed" Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Mod Turns Everything Into A Nightmare

    BOTW's Hyrule has a Dark World, too

    We've all had that moment where we're messing around with a game's files, and we accidentally turn the world into a strange, wrong-coloured nightmare, where all the trees are screaming and the sky is as black as a void, right? No? Ah, you're missing out. Postposterous — whose video about Link's sunburn we...

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    • Mods
    • Random
  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC - How To Remodel Villagers' Homes

    Get that ugly furniture OUT OF HERE

    You may have heard that it's now possible to remodel your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers' ugly, gift-filled homes on your island. It's true! Buuuut... you'll have to jump through a few hoops first. Luckily for you, we've figured out those hoops! So, without further ado, here's how to unlock the ability...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dead Cells' Next DLC 'The Queen & The Sea' Arrives Next Year, Here's Your First Look

    "The most generous content update yet"

    Just days after the launch of the game's 'Everyone is Here' update, even more content has been revealed for the ever-growing Dead Cells. The game's next paid DLC, called 'The Queen & The Sea', is set to arrive on Switch and other platforms early next year. Motion Twin and Evil Empire have shared a teaser...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Video Here's 10 Minutes Of NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy, A New Cyberpunk Adventure Coming To Switch

    "See the impact of every choice you make"

    UK indie studio Dream Harvest has shared the first look at its upcoming cyberpunk adventure, NeuroNet: Mendax Proxy. The game's headed to Switch and other platforms in the new year (no specific date has been announced just yet) and is said to combine elements of games such as

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random The Steve Aoki x Sonic Concert Is A Weird Way To Pass An Hour

    It has Steve Aoki and Sonic, so...

    It's been quite a year for Sonic the Hedgehog, now 30 years old and perhaps losing a step - after the big 3 and 0 it's all downhill [Wait, are you having a midlife crisis? Ed]. The Switch iteration of Sonic Colors Ultimate could have certainly been better, but we'd argue that the Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony was...

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  • News 'Poland's Asterix' Is Getting A Switch-Exclusive Game, Written By A Former CD Projekt RED Staffer

    "Kayko and Kokosh" will coincide with a new Netflix show

    Unless you're from Poland, there's a good chance that the names 'Kajko' and 'Kokosz' won't mean an awful lot to you. First published in 1972, Janusz Christa's comic books have often been compared to the Asterix series, and they explore similar themes (the franchise has even been accused of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Way Of Wrath Is An Upcoming Switch RPG With An Intriguing 10-Day Gameplay Setup

    Will you survive?

    The Way of Wrath is an upcoming RPG that's planned to launch for Nintendo Switch in 2022, publisher Hooded Horse has confirmed. Developed by Animmal, the game is set during the Bronze Age and throws players into a story where you and your allies have just faced a devastating defeat at war overseas. Your job is to rebuild your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Game Awards Will Feature A 'League Of Legends' Musical Performance By Sting

    That's the singer and not the wrestler, by the way

    The Game Awards has announced that this year's show will feature a live musical performance by 17-time Grammy Award-winning musician Sting (no, not that Sting). The commercially and critically-acclaimed musician will perform “What Could Have Been” from the original soundtrack of Riot Games and...

    • The Game Awards
    • Music
  • News Paradise Lost Is A Post-Apocalyptic Walking Simulator Shuffling Onto Switch This Week

    "WWII persisted for 20 more years"

    Launching in just a couple of days' time on Nintendo Switch is Paradise Lost, a "post-apocalyptic, alt-history narrative adventure" from publisher All in! Games and developer PolyAmourous. Now available to pre-order on the eShop, Paradise Lost is perhaps best suited to those looking for an engaging storyline...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Limited Run Reveals Its Physical Version Of Crysis 3 Remastered For Switch

    Pre-orders start next week

    Following on from physical pre-orders for Crysis 2 last month, Limited Run Games has now revealed the hard copy version of Crysis 3 Remastered for Nintendo Switch. Pre-orders for Crysis 3 start next week on 7th December on the Limited Run Games website and will be open for a total of six weeks. There'll be a standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Crafting Adventure Game 'Wytchwood' Conjures Up A December Switch Release

    It's available next week!

    Publisher Whitethorn Games has announced that Wytchwood, a crafting adventure game headed to Switch, will launch on the eShop on 9th December. We've been intrigued about this one ever since its initial Switch announcement earlier this year; presented in a charming storybook art style, the game has you gathering and growing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue Won't Bring The Heat To Consoles Until 2022

    Hype doused, for now

    Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue is a rather promising upcoming 'roguelite', with eye-catching visuals and all sorts of mechanics based around dousing fires. Unfortunately it's been confirmed today that while it's still hitting its 14th December release on PC, its console versions (including Switch) have fallen back to 2022...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday30th Nov 2021

  • News Nintendo's Enormous Cyber Switch Sale Ends Today, More Than 1,000 Games Discounted

    Update: Today's your last chance!

    Update: As a friendly reminder, today is the final day of Nintendo's Cyber Deals sale. You can check out some of the highlights of the European sale below, or the North American sale right here – just make sure to pick up anything you're interested in before the day comes to an end! Original Article (Tue 16th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
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  • Video 12 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In December

    Big Brain, Danganronpa, Shovel Knight and more!

    We've made it, everyone! We're in the final month of 2021, it's almost hard to believe. For some, this year may have flown by, while for others it's perhaps dragged on. One thing that we are sure of though, is that there have been many amazing Nintendo Switch game releases already this year. So what's...

    • Video
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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • PSA Did You Know You Can Lift Weights In Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

    Get swole

    The Animal Crossing: New Horizons update, which came out on the 5th of November, added a ton of new stuff to the game. We've already covered a lot of it, from gyroids to cooking, but one of the cool new features is the ability to engage in some of the activities your villagers do, like dusting, reading, and carrying drinks. Most of these...

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    • Animal Crossing
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  • Guide Animal Crossing Stretching - Group Stretching Rewards In New Horizons

    Calisthenics, not yoga

    It's relatively common in Japanese work culture to have group daily exercise, though occasionally those sessions are arguably a tad intense. It's a good idea for all of us to stretch and keep fit, however, and now Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a rather charming way to participate in game. In this group stretching guide,...

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  • News Mother 4 "Unofficial Fan Project" Revealed, Here's Your First Look

    A brand new entry based on the acclaimed RPG series

    If you've been wanting Nintendo to release a new entry in the Mother series, here's potentially the next best thing...if it ever sees the light of day. It's a fan-made sequel to the acclaimed RPG series, titled 'Mother 4'. There's a four-minute reveal trailer - introducing fans to a new character...

    • Mother
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    • Video
  • News Phoenix Wright And Miles Edgeworth Nendoroids Are Now Available To Pre-Order

    Hold it! (and treasure it)

    [Update: Tue 30th Nov, 2021 15:30 GMT] Phoenix and Miles are now available for pre-order, with delivery scheduled for October 2022! Get a look at these tiny boys: [Original: Mon 5th Jul, 2021 19:30 BST] It only took twenty years, but finally, Phoenix Wright (ace attorney) is getting his own Nendoroid figure...

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  • News Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs Part II Update Is Out Now - Here's How To Get It On Switch

    Time for large underground holes!

    The day has finally arrived: Minecraft's Caves & Cliffs Part II update has come to both Java and Bedrock Editions of the game, bringing new world generation and some rather lovely new caves. We've covered the way the new terrain generation works already when we got our mitts on the Snapshot earlier this year,...

    • Minecraft
    • Updates
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  • Video Go Behind The Scenes With XEL, The "Sci-Fi Zelda-Like" Headed To Switch

    "We’re really proud of XEL"

    Remember XEL, the Zelda-inspired action-adventure game that was announced for Switch this summer? Well, developer Tiny Roar has shared new details on its gameplay and development in a series of behind-the-scenes videos. In the three clips below, Game Director Maurice Hagelstein and Game Designer Tom Erenstein give us...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Video Square Enix Shares First Triangle Strategy 'Character & Story' Trailer

    Get to know Roland Glenbrook

    One game we've been keeping a close eye on for some time now is Square Enix's upcoming turn-based tactical RPG, Triangle Strategy. It's due out at some point in 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. While we've already seen quite a bit of it - and even played an early demo of the game, Square Enix has now released...

    • Video
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    • Switch eShop
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  • News Nintendo Switch Just Had Its Biggest Sales Week Ever In The UK

    Not bad for a console nearing 5 years old

    In a little over three months' time, the Nintendo Switch will have been on the market for five whole years. Despite that, the system has just enjoyed its best-ever week in the UK. That's according to GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring, who reports that "last week was the biggest sales week ever for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News Updated Nintendo Policies Push For Increased Transparency And Diversity

    Also expands procedures for dismissal of Directors

    Recent weeks and months have brought a lot of attention to allegations of misconduct at Activision Blizzard, with a leaked email from Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser reacting and explaining that "every company in the industry must create an environment where everyone is respected and...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News GTA Trilogy Gets Another Update, Heading To Switch 'In The Coming Days'

    Fixes include stopping it raining indoors, of course

    Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition, to give it the full name, had a rocky launch plagued by numerous bugs and a negative reaction from a lot of players. Rockstar and developer Grove Street Games has had to handle that fallout, and has already released two patches to try and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GTA Trilogy
    • Update
  • Review Clockwork Aquario — A Short And Oh-So-Sweet Arcade Platformer Rescued From Oblivion

    Definitely better late than never

    Back in the early '90s Westone, best known as the creators of the Wonder Boy / Monster World series, were supposed to release a cute and colourful arcade game — Clockwork Aquario. Unfortunately for them the cutting edge polygonal thrills of Virtua Racing were busy setting the arcade world alight at the time,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Danganronpa Team Is Working On A New "Dark Fantasy Mystery" Game

    Introducing Enigma Archives: Rain Code

    Update [Tue 30th Nov, 2021 05:30 GMT]: Spike Chunsoft has now released an official trailer on its English YouTube channel. Original story [Sun 28th Nov, 2021 07:05 GMT]: Spike Chunsoft and Tookyo Games have announced a new "dark fantasy mystery" game titled Enigma Archives: Rain Code. It brings together the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Gamers Vote Nintendo DS As The Console They'd Most Like To See Make A Modern Comeback

    Do you agree?

    If you could see the return of any classic video games console, what would you choose? That was the question put to 1,000 UK gamers in a recent study by Hyperoptic, all in a bid to see which system holds the highest nostalgia value. Sitting right at the very top of the votes is Nintendo's own DS, closely followed by both the...

    • Nintendo DS
    • Retro
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Platformers

    For a slightly more cerebral platforming experience

    The Switch has a lot of platformers, and a lot of puzzle games, and that extends to puzzle platformers. If you're raising your eyebrows and saying "what are you on about, you can't just combine them like they're ice cream flavours", then stick with us. It's a thing, we promise. Rather than games...

    • Guides
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    • Platformers
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News New Pokémon HOME Update Fixes Issues On Mobile, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Switch version unaffected

    The mobile version of Pokémon HOME has been treated to another minor update, addressing several issues and tweaking one of its already-existing features. You can read the full patch notes for the update below, which is now available across both iOS and Android. Note that the update has only been released for the mobile...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • Review Danganronpa Decadence - A Twisted, Vulgar, Breathtaking Package

    Absolute Decadence

    The Danganronpa franchise is a twisted, vulgar little thing. Rife with problematic politics, egregious erotic fanservice and some truly breathtakingly ill-judged swings at far heavier themes than it really has any right to tackle, it is in many ways a reprehensible, amoral and quite appalling series of games. And it’s bloody...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News GamesMaster: Episode 2 Heaps Praise On The Switch OLED

    "The very best version of the very best games console"

    Last week, we spoke about the debut episode of the new season of the UK video game show GamesMaster – and today sees the release of the second episode. It's full of good stuff once more, including a unique challenge in which a winner of a Golden Joystick in the original 1990 run of the show...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • OLED Model
    • GamesMaster
  • News Nintendo's Latest Indie World Newsletter Highlights Some Great eShop Picks For The Holidays

    Go on, treat yourself

    If you're looking to fill up your Switch's storage with some delightful indie hits to play over the holidays, Nintendo has you covered. The company has published the latest issue of its 'Inside Indie World' newsletter, offering up some holiday season gift ideas for your friends, family, or even yourself. As well as...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News The Delightfully Absurd 'The Procession To Calvary' Is Getting A Switch Physical Edition

    Pre-orders open this week

    While a lot of games battle to be the stand-out in familiar, popular genres, you sometimes get a game like The Procession to Calvary that's perfectly happy to be its own bizarre self. A point-and-click game with absurd humour (and certainly some Monty Python-esque vibes), it has some flaws but we nonetheless described it as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like Pokémon GO's Next Season Will Be Based On Legends: Arceus

    Watch the teaser here

    Tomorrow, a brand new season will get underway in Pokémon GO, and developer Niantic has already given us a quick tease as to what we should expect. It'll be called the 'Season of Heritage', and as any Pokémon fans reading will likely pick up on themselves, the art and wording appear to be hinting towards a Pokémon Legends:...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Has Been Delayed (Again)

    "our ultimate focus is on quality"

    There have been a lot of delays this year and the latest game that will be landing on the Nintendo Switch later than expected is the narrative-driven RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong. The game was originally due to arrive on the Switch and multiple other platforms in February next year and has now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arcade Mode Update Is Now Live In Huntdown On Switch

    Will you be the apex bounty hunter?

    Huntdown is a rather fun and bombastic retro-style run and gun, as you battle through heinous criminal gangs and face off against increasingly tough bosses. Now, as if it wasn't tricky enough, there's a free Arcade Mode update that's just gone live on the Switch version. It's taken a little while since its...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update

Monday29th Nov 2021

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite or Switch OLED recently and downloaded any games from the Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Storage
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  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 30th November

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon details, as we get them

    The Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Mystery Bonus Hour events were first introduced to the game in February 2020. Every week for one hour only (6pm - 7pm local time) a specific surprise Pokémon will appear more frequently in the wild and a Mystery Bonus will activate. This gives you a chance to catch...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
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  • Guide Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday 2021 Best Deals - Console Bundles, Games, Micro SD Cards And Accessories

    Grab yourself a bargain

    Black Friday 2021 has been and gone, but we're still knee-deep in deals because Cyber Monday is now upon us. If you're anything like us you're keeping an eye out for Nintendo Switch best deals. Jostling in crowded stores isn't something we'd recommend, but there's no reason to miss out on a bargain when you can get the best...

    • Black Friday
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    • Deals
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Grab some Cyber Deals while you still can!

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear — Nintendo Life is here to...

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    • Deals
    • US
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    It's the final day of Cyber Deals!

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear — Nintendo Life is here to help...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Nintendo's Cyber Monday 2021 Deals Are Now Live (US)

    Available for today only!

    Update: Missed out on the Black Friday fun? Well, not to worry, as Nintendo's back with more savings for Cyber Monday. The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is the star of the show, with a Cyber Monday deal seeing its usual price being slashed by a very welcome $20. The offer is only available today, Monday 29th November,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Black Friday
    • US
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 13.0.1 Will Patch In The "Final" Fighter Adjustments

    And it's coming soon

    Nintendo has announced the arrival of a brand new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it sounds like this could well be the last. Taking the game to version 13.0.1, following on from the 13.0 update that introduced Sora, this latest patch will certainly be the final update relating to fighter adjustments. As is always...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • Guide Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Legendary Pokémon - How To Catch 17 Legendaries In Ramanas Park

    You get a Legendary, and you get a Legendary

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience. There are many, many Legendary Pokémon...

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  • Random Hunting Feebas In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl? This Tool Can Help

    Feebas? It's at least a Fee+.

    Feebas, the ugly fish that evolves into a beautiful — Eel? Dragon? Snake thing? — is pretty tricky to find in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. They only spawn in set locations, and figuring out where those locations are can be a long, arduous, and boring quest. Luckily, some players have figured...

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  • News Dead Cells Becomes The Smash Bros. Of The Indie Scene With 'Everyone Is Here' Update

    Six indie favourites join the game, out now!

    Update: Motion Twin and Evil Empire have confirmed that the 'Everyone is Here' update is now out on Switch (and other consoles). Original Article (23rd November): Dead Cells is going big for its next update, embracing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 'Everyone is Here' slogan for an impressive indie world...

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  • News Record Of Lodoss War: Deedlit In Wonder Labyrinth Is Coming To Switch This Year

    Update: Physical release coming, digital version out soon globally

    Update 2: PLAYISM and WSS Playground have confirmed that this title will arrive on the eShop globally on 16th December, with the physical edition scheduled for January 2022. Update: Red Art Games has confirmed that it is bringing Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: How To Get Feebas

    A huge pain in the Feebas

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience. One Pokémon that, for some reason, is a massive pain to catch...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • BDSP
  • Guide Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Trophy Garden - How The Trophy Garden Works

    Trophy hunter

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience. After you’ve finished the game, head back to the Trophy Garden at the...

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    • Pokemon
    • BDSP
  • Review Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp - Fanservice Aplenty, But A Total Grindfest

    A Killing Game for your wallet

    As we've established previously, Danganronpa is pretty skeevy in its narrative. Thankfully, though, it has managed to avoid bringing said skeev outside of its world, outside of the fictional space that makes it somewhat more palatable. Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp, unfortunately, rather breaks that promise. The...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Takes More Risks With Prototypes, Says Metroid Prime Developer

    "[Nintendo] know that that’s the right way to go"

    We're all still waiting for Metroid Prime 4, and yes, that sucks. However, the game's prolonged development is indicative of Nintendo and Japanese companies as a whole, according to former Retro Studios staffer Jack Mathews. Mathews served as the Lead Technical Engineer on the Metroid Prime...

    • Metroid
    • Development
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Hands-On With The 3DS Dragon Quest The West Never Got To Play

    Twas an Elusive Age, indeed

    Dragon Quest XI is a fantastic game that you can play on Switch right now, but it's worth remembering that back when it originally launched, it was on another Nintendo system: the 3DS. When Dragon Quest XI hit Japanese store shelves in 2017, it was released on the PS4 and 3DS. The 3DS version is fascinating because it's...

    • Video
    • 3DS
    • Japan
    • Dragon Quest
  • Review Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition - Spectacular, Daring, And The Best In Class

    A real Class act

    Everything was leading up to this. Danganronpa. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. The anime Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School. Even the god-awful, mercifully not re-released for Switch Ultra Despair Girls. It has all lead to Danganronp

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Tokyo Police Arrest Man For Re-Selling Around 200 Consoles And Games

    Was entrusted with deliveries of Switch and PS5 units

    With demand outstripping supply in the gaming space it's led to increases in scalping and thefts, with another example appearing in the Japanese media (via Sankei and Kotaku). With Switch systems and the PS5s in particular being hard to find in Japan, one man entrusted with a significant amount...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Konami's Castlevania And Contra Collections Just $5 Each In Cyber Switch Sale

    Bomberman, Rogue Corps and more also on offer

    As part of Nintendo's huge Cyber Deals sale taking place on the Switch eShop, several Konami titles have been reduced for your buying pleasure. Perhaps the stars of the show here are the Castlevania and Contra collections, which already offered several games at welcome price points, but have now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Konami
    • Sales
    • North America
  • Talking Point How Do You Feel About Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl's Affection Rates?

    STOP LOVING ME SO MUCH

    How can your pets loving you ever be a bad thing? Well, in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it can very easily ruin your strategies. In the Pokémon games, there is a statistic that's often called "friendship" or "affection", which can affect a few different mechanics in the game. It tells the player how close...

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  • Review Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition - Shockingly Violent And Absolutely Hilarious

    Havoc go if you think you're hard enough

    The Danganronpa franchise is a twisted, vulgar little thing. Rife with problematic politics, egregious erotic fanservice and some truly breathtakingly ill-judged swings at far heavier themes than it really has any right to tackle, it is in many ways a reprehensible, amoral and quite appalling series of games...

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  • Guide Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: How To Get Regigigas

    Reginold G. Gigigas to his friends

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. Some Pokémon from generation 4 require a bit more patience. One Legendary in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and...

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  • Review Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition - More Deliciously Nasty Murder Mystery

    Nagito you will never know, anything about my home

    It’s Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, and this time it’s on a tropical island. Now, being a sort of anime-ish game, you’d think that means the variously endowed female cast taking their turns to show up in swimsuits in a somewhat desperate parade of fanservice, and you’d be right! Danganronpa...

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  • News UK Charts: Black Friday Deals See Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Back At Number One

    As Pokémon takes a bit of a tumble

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 27th November, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has once again found itself at the top of the table. Jumping up from a seventh-place finish last week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was featured in a special Black Friday Switch bundle deal, no doubt explaining the...

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  • Video The Wii Turns 15 This Year, And Here Are Our Memories

    Wii would like to be young again

    Yes, we know that the Wii actually turned 15 a short time ago – November 19th, to be precise – but our video team has since gotten together to chat about the incredible impact of Nintendo's motion-controlled behemoth. It's remarkable to think that this groundbreaking system is 15 years old (that's more than half...

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  • News A New Ryan's World Game Is Headed To Switch, 'Ryan's Rescue Squad'

    2022 release confirmed

    If 2019's Race With Ryan wasn't enough, and it was, it's been revealed that a whole new game based on the young YouTube phenomenon is heading to Switch and other platforms next year. Ryan's Rescue Squad is the latest title featuring 'Ryan's World', whose YouTube channels are said to attract more than one billion views per...

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  • Gallery Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champion Revali Gets His Own 'First 4 Figures' Statue

    And it lights up, too!

    We've already taken a look at the excellent Link PVC statue from First 4 Figures, and this week saw the arrival of a second character from Breath of the Wild: Champion of Hyrule, Revali. The first of a series of figures based on the Champions, Revali sports a 'stoic pose' according to the manufacturer, and comes complete with...

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  • News Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain Gets An Extended Overview Trailer

    Figure it out

    Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is out later this week on 3rd December, and is the final show in town for major first-party Switch arrivals ahead of the Holiday, though with October and November bringing sales successes with Metroid Dread and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl it's normal for the final month of the yea

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  • Guide Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: Catching Charm And DS Sounds

    Party like it’s 2007

    Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. If you’re really keen, and manage to complete the Pokédex, there’s a few special treats you can pick up once you’ve...

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  • News Aspire: Ina's Tale Brings Stylish Puzzle Platforming To Switch Soon

    Escape the tower

    Though December can sometimes be a quiet month in terms of major retail releases, it's likely to serve up a number of tempting smaller titles. One that may deserve a spot on the wishlist is Aspire: Ina's Tale, which arrives on 17th December priced at 12.99 USD / 12.99 EUR / 10.29 GBP. As you can see in the trailer it could offer...

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  • News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Director Says He Wants To Make A New Game In The Series

    "I have ideas"

    After a bit of a quiet spell throughout the 2010s, Super Monkey Ball is finally back in the spotlight where it belongs. With Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD launching on Switch in 2019, and then Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania also landing just last month, remakes are proving that interest in the franchise is still there. But what's...

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  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games

    Lock and load

    Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception. It's a welcome change because Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field despite hosting some classics. After all, GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark helped define the FPS...

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  • News The Game Awards Has A "World Premiere" It's Been Working On With A Dev For 2.5 Years, And One Guess Is Zelda

    "Zelda has a Game Awards history"

    The Game Awards is just around the corner and a number of Nintendo titles across multiple categories are in the running to win awards. Perhaps the highlight of the lot is Metroid Dread, which is up for Game of the Year. The show isn't just about awards, though. It's also about the announcements and once again, host...

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  • News Atlus Brings 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim To Nintendo Switch On 12th April 2022

    "Sentinel No. 13 activated"

    Atlus has announced it will be bringing its "critically acclaimed" sci-fi epic 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim to Nintendo Switch on 12th April 2022 here in the west. This title by Atlus and Vanillaware is described as a dramatic experience blending visual novel, light puzzle elements, and RTS - where the future lies in the...

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  • Mini Review Real Boxing 2 - A Pitifully Poor Punch-Out That Should Have Stayed On Phones

    Fright Night

    Boxing games live or die by their gameplay. You can make the visuals look as beautiful as possible, down to the rippling biceps and beads of sweat, but if the punches don’t land right, then the whole experience will suffer as a result. Unfortunately, Real Boxing 2 comes up short with both its visuals and its gameplay, delivering a...

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  • News AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative Official Box Art Reveal

    Here's your first look

    Earlier this year, Spike Chunsoft announced it would bring AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative to Switch in Spring 2022. It's a sequel to the original 2019 detective mystery adventure release, and now, the developer has shared a look at the official box art (drawn by Yusuke Kozaki) for the standard and collector's...

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