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TodaySat, 4th Feb 2023

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 4th)

    Game on!

    Well folks, we made it through January and the upcoming months are looking bright (in gaming, at least). It's now fewer than 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom so the countdown is well and truly on. This week at Nintendo Life, we had a chance to get hands on with Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, and we also

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Square Enix Planning "Multiple New Titles" And New IP

    Following a slump in sales

    Square Enix has had a solid run on the Nintendo Switch over the past year with releases such as Live A Live, NieR:Automata, Tactics Ogre: Reborn and more recently Crisis Core, but it seems it's not been enough. The Japanese publisher and developer has reported a drop in net sales in its latest financial results period (up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Industry
    • Sales
  • News Among Us Shares Its Roadmap For 2023

    Nothing sus here

    It's a new year and that means there's a new roadmap for the popular multiplayer indie hit Among Us. So, what's on the agenda for 2023? Coming soon are user interface and user experience updates. This includes "cleaning up the account merging flow, updating the store to be easier to navigate, making it easier to see how you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Among Us
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Reveals Official Poster For The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    Arriving in theatres "soon"

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out next month in certain parts of the world and in the lead-up, Nintendo has been sharing more and more about this upcoming film. The latest reveal is the movie's "official" poster - showing off many of the main cast. As you can see below, we've got Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Toad,...

    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Nintendo

YesterdayFri, 3rd Feb 2023

  • Guide Best Time Loop Games On Nintendo Switch

    Okay campers, rise and shine...

    We're republishing this in celebration of Groundhog Day. Or, wait... is this the first time we've published this? Oh no... Most video games are either two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Most... but not all. Today, we're celebrating the games that dip their toes into the underappreciated and underexplored fourth...

    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Nintendo Improves Switch eShop's Search Function With Small QoL Update

    Take a look

    Nintendo has not exactly made many changes to the Switch user interface or the eShop over the years, but today is different. If you head over to the Switch eShop, you'll see a new update to the storefront has improved the video game search function. Instead of one column, there are now two columns of search results when you enter a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet TCG Set Revealed, Along With Some Utterly Adorable Art

    The starters shine

    The Pokémon Company has revealed the next official Trading Card Game set for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, called Triple Beat. As you would expect from a name like this, the set focuses on Paldea's three starter Pokémon — Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly — along with their evolutions. The cards were revealed via a stream...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Japan
  • Quiz Are You Ready For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom? Find Out With Our Fiendishly Hard BOTW Quiz

    How much do you remember?

    The first day of February marked just 100 days until the release of Tears of the Kingdom, and that means it's time to start training up. While we have no way of measuring the strength of your trigger fingers or how fast your reaction times are, we can test your brain — and in particular, how well you know Breath of the...

    • Quizzes
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Tears of the Kingdom
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Platinum Celebrates Metal Gear Rising's 10th Anniversary Later This Month

    One to watch

    One of the standout developers throughout the lifespan of the Nintendo Switch has been PlatinumGames. Not only has it delivered some amazing games like Bayonetta 3 and Astral Chain, but it's also released a number of past hits on the popular hybrid system including The Wonderful 101 and more recently NieR:Automata. If you're wondering...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Metal Gear
    • Japan
    • Art
    • Konami
  • Review OddBallers - Ballsy And Chaotic Co-op Fun, Though The Online Is DOA

    If you can dodge a ball, you can dodge a...lawnmower?

    Game Swing's OddBallers, a raucous top-down dodgeball party game, has been doing the rounds for quite some time now, having languished in various unreleased forms since it was first announced as "coming soon" a fair old while ago. Now it's suddenly dropped onto Nintendo Switch and, far from the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Live Service Game Knockout City Will Shut Down This June

    Velan Studios is "very excited" about what's next

    After more than two years, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit developer Velan Studios today announced it would be shutting down its free-to-play multiplayer brawler Knockout City on 6th June this year - with Season 9 to be the "final season" for the game. Although it's had over 12 million players, it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Premium Pokémon Figures Of Miraidon And Koraidon Now Available For Order

    You might need deep pockets, mind

    The Pokémon Centre has released two new premium Kotobukiya figures for Koraidon and Miraidon from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Priced at £229.99 each (yes, each), both figues come with a Scarlet and Violet book stand, with Koraidon measuring in at 16 x 23.1 x 21.1 cm and Miraidon coming in slightly smaller at 16...

    • Pokemon
    • Merch
  • Review XGIMI HORIZON Pro 4K UHD Projector - A Plug-And-Play, Premium (And Pricey) Pairing For Your Switch

    A projector for those ready to go all in

    When shopping around for a new TV, it's easy enough to know what to look for and what questions to ask. What’s the picture size and resolution? How many HDMI inputs does it have? Does it come with any smart features built-in? Is it HDR-compatible? But what if you’re interested in a projector instead? What...

    • Reviews
    • Features
    • Hardware Reviews
    • Accessories
  • News Detective Pikachu's Second Movie Is Apparently Still In "Active Development"

    Pika-two!

    We're now getting updates about video game movies on a regular basis, but one we haven't heard about for a while is the sequel to Detective Pikachu - so what's happened? After the star of the movie Justice Smith claimed a second film was unlikely to happen in 2021, we've finally got a new update. According to a Legendary Entertainment rep...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News My Nintendo Store UK Opens Official Twitter Account

    It's-a-surprise!

    Nintendo UK has opened a brand new Twitter account for the My Nintendo Store in the UK and Ireland. The handle @MyNintendoUK was taken in January 2023, and the account just dropped its first tweet earlier today. The account will likely share updates for new stock and special edition pre-orders, which is something Nintendo UK has...

    • Nintendo
    • My Nintendo
    • UK
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Sales Surpass 12 Million Units Worldwide

    "Thank you all so much"

    Monster Hunter Rise made its debut on the PlayStation and Xbox last month, and it seems to have boosted the game's overall sales. In a new update from Capcom, the base game has now officially surpassed 12 million sales. To celebrate this special milestone, the Japanese company has released some commemorative artwork and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News 'Dredge' Reels A Sinister Fishing Adventure Onto Switch Next Month

    Spooky squids and phantom phish

    There are enough fishing games on Switch to fill your net three times over. You throw every title with a fishing minigame in there and you would be left with one crammed aquarium. In such a calm, soothing genre, it can be difficult to stand out as the top dogfish, so what has indie development studio Black Salt Games...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News Toplan's Arcade Bullet Hell 'Batsugun' Has Been Rated For Switch

    The next in the S-Tribute series?

    Batsugun S-Tribute has been rated in Korea on Switch, Gematsu reports. This is potentially the next entry in City Connection's S-Tribute series, which focuses on a number of arcade and Sega Saturn titles, enhancing them for modern audiences. Batsugun is a title from 1993 developed by Toplan which was later ported...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Soapbox Gaming Superstitions And Rituals Might Not Work, But They Matter

    We're crossing our fingers

    The God of Random Numbers is real, and he's in your house right now, sniffing all your dice. If you don't pray to him, you'll never see a natural 20 again, and all of your card decks will be stacked against you for the rest of time. Or... RNG is exactly what it sounds like. Random. Mashing B, or A, or whatever button you...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
  • News BROK The InvestiGator, A Disney Cartoon-Inspired "Punch & Click", Snaps Up March Release

    Get snappy

    Developer Cowcat has revealed that the "Punch & Click" game (the first ever, according to the developer!) BROK the InvestiGator will be launching on the Switch eShop on 1st March following its Steam release last year. This unusual mash-up of side-scrolling beat 'em up and point-and-click puts you in the shoes of Brok, an alligator...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Go! Go! PogoGirl Is A Cute And Colourful Platformer With Serious Retro Sega Vibes

    Stick it to them

    Ratalaika Games has revealed a rather quirky little platformer that's springing its way onto Switch next week. Go! Go! PogoGirl, developed by Ohsat Games (which consists of just one person, Andrej Preradovic!), follows a pogo champion whose prize pogo stick is stolen, and she must use another in order to track it down. The game...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 'The Master's Pupil' Is An Upcoming Puzzler Set Inside... Monet's Eyeball?

    You had our curiosity...

    Well, this is a new one! Developer Pat Naoum has revealed that The Master's Pupil will be heading to the Switch later this year. It's a hand-painted puzzler that's actually set within artist Claude Monet's eyeball — yum. You'll need to solve various puzzles in order to halt the progressive disease that threatens Monet's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday2nd Feb 2023

  • Guide Best Contra Games On Nintendo Systems

    Compared, Contra-sted, and ranked by you

    Contra is one of a handful of franchises that have become completely synonymous with gaming; indeed, chances are if you haven't played any Contra games, then you'll have at least heard of them. Konami's run-and-shoot-'em-up behemoth may have lost a lot of its lustre in recent years (pretty much par for the...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Games
    • All Time
    • Contra
  • News "We Absolutely Apologize" For Pokémon Performance Problems, Says Nintendo Of Canada Manager

    "We are working on improvements to these games"

    Business interviews are often pretty dry, and a recent chat between Post Arcade — the Financial Post's gaming section — and Nintendo of Canada General Manager Susan Pennefather was no different. But there were some interesting gems hidden in all the biz-speak, so let's take a look! Pennefather...

    • Industry
    • Business
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
  • News Ex-Nintendo Host Kit Ellis Says We May Find Out Why Nintendo's Skipping E3 "Sooner Rather Than Later"

    Let the theories commence

    Kit and Krysta, the former hosts of Nintendo Minute, left Nintendo at the start of 2022 after a combined 25 years at the company. This gave them a ton of insight into the secretive company that they're now more than happy to share on their YouTube channel and podcast, including speculation based on their experience —...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
    • Business
    • E3
  • News It's Official, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers Are Back (North America)

    Here are the full list of games on offer

    After a video was uploaded and then taken offline earlier this week on Nintendo's YouTube channel, the company has now officially confirmed Switch Online Game Vouchers are available once again in North America. For the price of $99.98 USD / $132.99 CAD, Switch Online members can purchase a pair of game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • US
  • PSA Don't Worry, 3DS System Transfers Will Still Be Possible Following eShop Closure

    Well, that's something at least!

    As you will all likely know by now (we hope), the 3DS and Wii U eShops will no longer allow users to purchase or download new games onto their systems come March 27th, 2023. Nintendo has been reasonably forthright regarding what will and won't be possible after this date, but one question that's been lingering in...

    • PSA
    • 3DS
    • eShop
  • News Hollow Knight Dev Files New Trademarks For 'Fearless Fox'

    Is a new project in the works?

    While we wait for the release of Hollow Knight: Silksong, we've got some interesting news to share about the game's developer Team Cherry. It seems the Australian-based team has recently filed a trademark down under for the words "Fearless Fox". According to the Australian Government's IP Australia website, last month...

    • Industry
    • Trademarks
    • Indie
  • News Capcom Shares Updated Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Roadmap For 2023

    Release window for fifth update confirmed

    At the end of the Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Digital Event, Capcom provided a roadmap update - revealing what else to expect in 2023. Now that it's delievered free title update 1, 2, 3 and soon 4 (launching next week on 7th February), it's now confirmed 'free title update 5 (version. 15) will be arriving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
    • Capcom
  • Rumour LEGO Zelda Set Supposedly In The Works After Deku Tree Spotted In Recent Survey

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this (with a pinch of salt)

    Ever since Nintendo collaborated with LEGO on the interactive Super Mario collection, we have all been keeping our fingers crossed for an expansion into other franchises in the future. Chief amongst these is the hope for some Zelda sets which, in the build up to Tears of the Kingdom, have...

    • Rumour
    • Zelda
    • Lego
  • News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailers May Hide Hieroglyphic Hints

    Have courage

    It's less than 100 days to Tears of the Kingdom, and we're starting to go nuts with speculation and theories. Our latest interest is the mysterious language hidden within the tiny snippets of game that we've seen in the Tears of the Kingdom trailers and teasers, which is carved into stone tablets and walls, spiralling up from Ganon's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Zelda
  • ICYMI Pokémon Center Squishmallows Have A Poké Ball Stamp On Their Butt

    Just so you know...

    Squishmallows collectors out there might be interested to know the Pikachu and Gengar ones available at the Pokémon Center (in real life) are slightly different from other versions available elsewhere. In case you missed it, these particular plush have a special stamp on them. As highlighted recently on the Squishmallows...

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    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • Random The Ace Attorney Court Bot Is Probably Closing Shop Thanks To Twitter's New Rules

    NOOOOOO

    Pour one out for a real one: the Ace Attorney Court Bot, one of the best bots on Twitter, is being forced to shut down after Twitter announced that it would be charging for access to its API. This affects a ton of bots, of course, including Hourly Hatsune Miku, Endless Screaming, and Monopoly Mermaid Monday, the loss of which will make the...

    • Random
    • Twitter
  • Japanese Charts All Switch Models Outsold By PS5, Story Of Seasons Remake Is On Top

    Top of the crops

    It's a week of mixed fortunes for the Switch in this week's Famitsu charts (via Gematsu). The big story is that the PlayStation 5 has outsold all Switch models to be the best-selling hardware of the week of 23rd - 29th January. Sony's console sold an impressive 53,256 units this week, edging past the combined sales of the Switch...

    • Charts
    • Japanese Charts
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature The Real Songs That Inspired Iconic Nintendo Music

    And a few non-Nintendo ones for good measure

    Have you ever been listening to music, enjoying yourself, and then BAM, suddenly you hear the first four notes of a song from a video game — and then you have that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day? Well, that's not always a coincidence. Many musical composers take heavy inspiration from...

    • Features
    • Music
  • News Dead Cells' 'Return To Castlevania' DLC Is Apparently 'The Biggest Yet'

    New biomes, weapons, and music incoming

    In a recent interview with Game Informer, Evil Empire - the development studio responsible for Dead Cells' post-launch content - talked extensively about the upcoming 'Return to Castlevania' expansion. According to Evil Empire's co-founder, Benjamin Laulan, the DLC will be the studio's most embitious...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Nintendo Download 2nd February (North America)

    The Pathless! Life is Strange 2! DRAINUS!

    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: Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random NASCAR Bans Ross Chastain's "GameCube" Inspired Wall-Ride Move

    It was fun while it lasted

    It's not every day you see someone applying video game skills to real life, but last year this actually happened when NASCAR racer Ross Chastain recreated a move from the GameCube title NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup to secure the final qualifying spot for the championship. While it was quite an impressive feat at the...

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    • GameCube
    • NASCAR
    • US
    • North America
  • News Mario Kart Tour Welcomes A Brand New Course In Piranha Plant Cove

    Out next week

    Mario Kart Tour is kicking off the Exploration Tour on 7th February, and with it, a brand new course for the Mario Kart series is being introduced — Piranha Plant Cove! Announced by the official Mario Kart Tour Twitter account, we don't know much about the new course yet, except that it's an underwater course filled with ruins and...

    • Updates
    • Mario Kart
    • Mobile
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Ranked Double Battles Series 2 - Best Pokémon, Early Teams

    Pokémon from the past and future will ruin your day

    The most exciting time for competitive Pokémon fans is when we get a new Pokémon game. A close second is when the ranked format changes, specifically the official double battle format. Trainers have been experimenting with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's ranked double battles since December 2022,...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Pronty, A Metroidvania With Echoes Of BioShock, Swims Onto Switch This March

    Under da sea!

    Publisher Happinet Corporation has revealed that Pronty, a deep-sea Metroidvania featuring an underwater city, will be making its way to the Switch on March 7th, 2023. Priced at $14.99 / €14.99 / £13.99, Pronty takes place in the kingdom of Royla where deadly sea creatures corrupted by toxic waste are terrorising the local...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Isabelle Escapes The Matrix In This Pixar-Quality Animal Crossing Animation

    "You're not real..."

    Animation artist Densle has been working on creating an amazing and intricate story set in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In this story, a gas-masked player terrorises villagers and NPCs like Tom Nook and Isabelle, until finally, they decide to fight back. The latest episodes — a two-parter called Reset -- handle...

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Animation
  • News New Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Trailer Showcases Magoland Minigames

    Mini mouthful

    We are but a few short weeks away from the Switch release of Kirby's Return to Dreamland Deluxe and Nintendo has today released a new trailer, 'Welcome to Merry Magoland', which is all about the available minigames. The trailer (which you can find above) gives us our first proper look at Magoland — an area offering "subgame-based...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kirby
  • News EA Has Reportedly Cancelled Its Single-Player Apex Legends Game

    Was codenamed Titanfall Legends

    Back in July last year, it was discovered EA and Respawn Entertainment were working on a brand new single-player adventure set in the Apex Legends Universe. In a new development, Electronic Arts has reportedly cancelled the project, codenamed Titanfall Legends. "Three people familiar with the matter" have apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • EA
    • Industry
  • News Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! Will Get Popping On Switch This May

    Bub's your uncle

    Taito's Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! is launching on the Switch eShop on 23rd May, ININ Games has announced. You'll also be able to snap up a physical edition over at ININ Games' website. Bringing four-player co-op to the beloved spin-off series, ININ Games also revealed a brand new mode coming to the new game — One vs. One Online...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Taito
  • News Pokémon GO Feels The Love, Valentine's Day Event Announced For Next Week

    Here are the full details

    We are a little under two weeks away from Valentine's Day 2023, but that hasn't stopped The Pokémon Company from getting itself in order and letting us all know what's in store for the day of love this year over on Pokémon GO. Beginning on 8th February, the in-game 'Valentine's Day Event' will continue throughout the...

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    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak's Fourth Free Title Update Is Out Next Week

    The hunt continues!

    We've known Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak would arrive this February for some time. Now, today during the Monster Hunter Digital Event, Capcom announced this fourth free title update would be arriving next week on 7th February. Players can look forward to the new monsters Velkhana and Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax, expanded...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter
    • DLC
    • Capcom
  • News Nintendo Releases Stunning Bayonetta 3 'We Are As One' Music Video

    Performed by the talented Rachael Hawnt

    Nintendo of America has released a music video for Bayonetta 3's main theme, 'We Are As One', on its YouTube channel. Performed by the incredibly talented Rachael Hawnt (who also won Series One of the British talent series 'Starstruck', for those of you who watch the telebox), the video cuts between clips of...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
  • Random Playing SOS: A Wonderful Life Through A Translation App Leads To Hilarious Misunderstandings

    "I serve poop milk!"

    A few enterprising and impatient players have figured out a loophole to let them play Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life before it comes out in English: Just download the Japanese version and use a translation app for all the text! Unfortunately, Japanese is one of those languages that doesn't always translate well into...

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    • Story of Seasons
  • News Temtem Gets New Update To Tackle Switch Crashes, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Improvements, tweaks and fixes

    The Pokémon-like creature catcher/battler Temtem has today received a fresh new update thanks to the folks at development studio Crema, boosting the game up to ver.1.2.2. While not quite as large as some of the game's former updates, this patch is all about tweaking the product as it stands to improve the play...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates

Wednesday1st Feb 2023

  • News Here's When The Super Mario Bros. Movie Releases In Cinemas In Your Region

    Update: Some release dates revised

    Update [Wed 1st Feb, 2023 11:15 GMT]: It seems like the release date for the Super Mario Bros. Movie has been changed in some parts of the world, including the UK. Originally, we were getting the upcoming animated movie on 30th March, just over a week before those in North America. However, Universal Pictures UK...

    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Nintendo
  • News Pokémon HOME Version 2.1.0 Now Live On Mobile, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Ranked Battle data

    Pokémon HOME has received another update today, and while it isn't the "big one" we're all waiting for, it's certainly making steps towards that. Serebii shared the update on Twitter, which is live on both iOS and Android. The Switch version is still under main

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Billy Mitchell Photos Emerge Showing Non-Original Donkey Kong Hardware Apparently Used For Disputed Scores

    The DK drama continues

    New evidence has been uncovered that suggests Billy Mitchell did indeed cheat to attain his record-breaking Donkey Kong scores — the ones which Twin Galaxies removed from its record boards because they were allegedly achieved via emulation rather than original arcade hardware, and for which Mitchell is suing the...

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    • Donkey Kong
    • Retro
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  • News Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Has A "Waistline" Limit (US)

    Putting safety first

    Update [Fri 3rd Feb, 2023 06:30 GMT]: A Universal Parks & Resorts spokesperson has reached out with a statement regarding their guidelines on guest and park safety: "We are always listening to our guests and seek to balance their needs against our strong focus on the safety of our attractions. We have a company-wide task...

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    • Super Nintendo World
    • Mario Kart
    • Super Mario
    • US
  • News Mirabel's Door Knob Will Be The Key To Unlocking 'Encanto' In Disney Dreamlight Valley

    Casita confirmed!

    Players of Disney Dreamlight Valley will have to keep an eye out for a small gold object in the next few weeks when the upcoming update adds Encanto's Mirabel to the game. It's the golden door knob from the film — which we won't spoil the meaning of! Go watch the movie! At least it makes more sense than Stitch being summoned by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
    • Switch eShop
  • Video 9 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In February 2023

    Octopath Traveler II, Kirby and more

    We're already up to the second month of 2023, so what can we look forward to in the world of Nintendo Switch games? The one and only Felix has put together a list of 9...maybe 10... exciting new games coming to the hybrid platform this month. In the first half of the month, be on the lookout for games like Life...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo, Sony And Xbox Reportedly Skipping E3 2023

    Update: ESA responds

    Update [Wed 1st Feb, 2023 03:45 GMT]: The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has now provided a statement in response to IGN's story - saying it remains committed to E3. Here it is in full: As you have likely seen, IGN published an article last night about E3. While we are not able to comment on the specific claims in...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3
    • E3 2023
    • US
  • News Minecraft's Deluxe Collection Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch

    "Experience all the different ways to explore, survive, and build"

    To kick off the month of February, Nintendo made a low-key announcement on social media - announcing the release of Minecraft: Deluxe Collection on the Nintendo Switch. This digital version of Minecraft will set you back $39.99 USD (or your regional equivalent). It includes the base...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For February And March 2023

    Kirby! Octopath! Bayonetta!

    We're just one month into the year and things are already looking pretty tasty for Switch owners, with some great games launching for the system across February and March. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over the next couple of months. There are some hand-picked highlights...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Fashion Police Squad - A Stylish Romp That Gives 'DOOM Clones' A Fabulous Makeover

    Oooh! Suits you, sir

    Feel like you've played one too many dull Doom clones in your time to really be bothered trying another? Well, may we suggest you get your glad rags on and give Mopeful Games' Fashion Police Squad a whirl, it's absolutely fabulous, darling! Sashaying onto Switch in a very silly burst of colour and humour, this is a quirky...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Manga In Old Zelda: Link To The Past Guide Shows Link's Pre-Navi Fairy Companion

    Hey! Look! Listen!

    The Zelda timeline is a difficult beast to get your head around. There are various different threads with Link at a different stage in his heroism, things that are canon and non-canon and always the promise that the next game could come along and shift everything about (we're looking at you, Tears of the Kingdom). For the most...

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    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Ghibli-Inspired 'Mika And The Witch's Mountain' Fully Funded In First 2 Hours On Kickstarter

    Ahead of late summer 2023 release

    If you're on the lookout for bright and bubbly games about exploring a colourful world and making friends in a small town, then boy is this year a good one for you. But today we're talking about Mika and the Witch's Mountain, a fantasy adventure game about a delivery witch who carts packages around on her broom. If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • Video With 100 Days To Go, What Do You Want To See In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?

    Something different, or more of the same?

    The hype is real. It's official folks, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is only 100 days away at the time of writing, launching on the Nintendo Switch on May 12th, 2023. We're obviously very excited here at Nintendo Life, and we have lots of hopes and dreams as to what we'd like to see from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Soapbox Wario Land 4 Deserves More Love, And Indie Devs Are Doing What Nintendon't

    Wario wary? HURRY UP! and play

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Scott ponders how Mario's nemesis number 2 deserves more respect... In the conversation of all-time great video games you have many Nintendo faces who show up near...

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  • News Greek Mythology-Inspired Vertical Shooter 'Phelios' Is This Week's Arcade Archives Game

    By the beard of Zeus!

    Greek mythology might not be the first thing to come to mind when you think of a vertical-scrolling shooter, but that didn't stop Namco from releasing Phelios in 1988, and it hasn't stopped Hamster from adding said title to its arcade collection this week (from 2nd February). There's probably many out there who haven't...

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  • Reminder A Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Demo Is Out Today On Switch eShop

    Download it from the Japan's eShop right now

    Later this month, Square Enix will be releasing Theatrhythm Final Bar Line on the Nintendo Switch. If you're eager to see what the game is like ahead of release, later today you'll be able to download a free demo from the North American and European eShops. If you can't wait any longer, you can actually...

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  • News Atari And Jeff Minter's Psychedelic Shmup 'Akka Arrh' Lands Release Date

    Launching later this month

    Atari has revealed that Akka Arrh, the company's once-lost psychedelic shooter, is launching on Switch on 21st February. This rerelease is being worked on by legendary British game designer Jeff Minter, who is helping to upgrade this "complete" version with his sense of humour and distinctive visual style. His company...

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  • News Play The Grim Reaper In 'Have A Nice Death', Out On Switch This March

    Hell-o

    For anyone that adored Supergiant's brilliant narrative action game Hades back when it came to Switch, you'll be pleased to know that the genre of "roguelites set in the afterlife" has another entry: Have A Nice Death. As Death himself, the founder and CEO of Death Inc., your (after)life largely consists of processing paperwork and trying to...

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  • News Clive 'N' Wrench Gets 8-Minute Overview Trailer Ahead Of Launch This Month

    Looking pretty slick!

    Publisher Numskull Games has revealed a brand new 8-minute overview trailer for Clive 'N' Wrench, launching on Nintendo Switch on February 24th, 2023. Here, you'll get a solid breakdown on how the game will control, the abilities you'll have at your disposal (all of which will be available right from the off, by the way), the...

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  • News Special Edition Fire Emblem Engage CD Releases In Japan Next Month

    Containing a whopping TWO tracks

    An official vocal CD containing some of the tracks from Fire Emblem Engage is set to release in Japan on 15th March. We'd hesitate to go as far as to call this one an 'album' since there are only two of the game's tracks on there, but it boosts the Fire Emblem collection all the same, we suppose... Confirmed in a...

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  • Random Japan's 'Licca-chan' Doll Range Is Getting An Adorable Super Mario Model

    It's-a me, Licca-chan!

    Japanese toy mannufacturer Takara Tomy has revealed a new model in its popular 'Licca-chan' doll range based on Nintendo's Super Mario franchise (thanks, Automaton). The release marks an official collaboration between Takara and Nintendo and features the doll wearing Mario's iconic red and blue overalls and hat. Also included...

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  • News Slept On The Critically Acclaimed 'Bonfire Peaks'? DLC Drops In March For This 'EDGE 9'

    Crate expectations

    If you've been in the biz of reading game reviews for a while, you'll know that an Edge 9/10 is about as rare as a calendar month without a Nintendo Direct rumour. But voxel crate-burning puzzle game Bonfire Peaks managed it, impressing Edge's reviewers with its 100+ puzzles and gorgeous island ruins. Forgive us for not getting...

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  • News Channel Your Inner 'Thing' With Super Adventure Hand, Launching This Year

    It's a thumbs up from us

    Developer DevM Games has announced that the wacky 3D platformer Super Adventure Hand will be making its way to the Switch later this year, sometime in Q3 2023. In Super Adventure Hand, you play as a, um... hand, and you need to find the rest of your body and reattach yourself, because that just makes sense, right? What...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday31st Jan 2023

  • News Nintendo Switch Online Game Vouchers Might Be Returning To North America

    Announcement incoming?

    Update [Thu 2nd Feb, 2023 00:00 GMT]: Nintendo has officially confirmed the news now. Learn more in our latest story: <related ids="144473"> Original article [Tue 31st Jan, 2023 02:45 GMT]: Nintendo's Switch game voucher promotion for online subscribers could be returning to North America by the looks of it. According...

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    • North America
    • Rumours
  • News The Pokémon Company Reveals Plans To "Sunset" Pokémon TCG Online

    Making way for Pokémon TCG Live

    The Pokémon Company has announced that it will be removing The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online app from the App Store, Google Play, and the browser version on the Pokémon website sometime this year prior to the official launch of The Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. The company made a statement today on the...

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  • News Zelda: A Link To The Past's Code Has Been Reverse-Engineered And Unofficially Enhanced

    Unofficial console ports could now be possible

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of the most beloved entries in Nintendo's storied franchise, has been successfully reverse-engineered, adding key enhancements to the experience and potentially opening the door to some unofficial ports. As reported by NeoWin (thanks,

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  • Random GoldenEye 007 Composer Reckons "Old Team" Would Have Done A Better Job On Emulation

    But it seems they weren't consulted

    Last week a video game miracle was performed with the release of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox. As unbelievable as it is to relive this classic first-person shooter on modern platforms, not everyone is necessarily overjoyed. Former Rare employee and GoldenEye 007 composer Graeme Norgate has...

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  • Random You Can Use Your Switch Joy-Cons As A Replacement Wii Sensor Bar

    Switcheroo

    This week, the good folk over on our video team have been looking ahead to the year 2023 and getting down their predictions for what is to come. These thoughts ranged from the likely (more Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC) to the slightly less likely (a Part Time UFO sequel) and we have linked the full video at the bottom of this article for you...

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  • News Sports Story "Secret Dev Room" Still Accessible With Dialogue Overhaul After Latest Update

    "Efforts are being made to remove it from the game"

    Update [Tue 31st Jan, 2023 10:45 GMT]: After the most recent Sports Story update, it seemed that the much-discussed 'secret dev room' had been removed from the game. We addressed this change in the original article below, but it seems that the room has not, in fact, been removed, merely changed...

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  • News Time-Travel RPG 'Loop8: Summer Of Gods' Gets Official Western Release Date

    Game delayed to 1st June in Japan

    Marvelous XSEED has revealed that Loop8: Summer of Gods, the time-travelling RPG from the producer of the Grandia and Lunar series, will be launching in the West on Switch on 6th June 2023. The game was originally coming to our shores sometime in the Spring, while Japan would be getting it on 16th March. However,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Hands On Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Feels Like A Perfectly Tuned Final Fantasy Celebration

    Encore! ENCORE!

    The curtains are open and the stage is set. Theatrhythm Final Bar Line marks the return of the Final Fantasy rhythm series to Nintendo consoles after a 10-year break. We've had a chance to go hands-on with an upcoming demo for the game, which will be available on 1st February, and if the early goings-on is anything to go on, then...

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    • Preview
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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Life Is Strange 2 - A Solid Switch Port For This Thrilling Second Story

    Highway to hell?

    Given the critical and commercial success enjoyed by Life is Strange back in 2015, creating a compelling direct sequel can’t have been easy for developer Dontnod. Yet just three years later, players were surprised with a brand new story that was every bit as emotionally affecting as the first, if not more so. It boasts a plot that...

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    • Square Enix
  • Talking Point 15 Years On, Should Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary Return?

    In Smash Space, no one can hear you brawl

    Well blimey, Super Smash Bros. Brawl is celebrating its 15th anniversary in Japan today! That's right, the third entry in what is one of the most iconic Nintendo franchises launched on 31st January 2008, and for many — even with how huge Melee was — this is what created some of the most iconic Smash...

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    • Anniversary
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  • Video One Month In, What Are Your Predictions For The Switch's 2023?

    Go on, tell us

    2023 is here (and it's almost February, too - can you believe it?) and, like everyone else, we've been pondering what Nintendo has up its sleeve for the Switch this year. Let's just check off what we already know for sure, shall we? In a couple of months' time, we know that Nintendo and Illumination will be releasing the Super Mario...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Pokémon Unite Gets A Fresh Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Stat tweaks for many fighters

    Pokémon Unite might not be the biggest game in the franchise on Switch, but the number of updates and add-ons sure are commendable. The latest patch has now come to the online battler, pushing the game up to ver.1.8.1.6 and bringing a boatload of tweaks and fixes our way. As is to be expected, the main focus of this...

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    • Pokemon
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  • News Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure Sequels Get First-Ever Western Release This Summer

    Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles announced

    NIS America made two big announcements during its 30th-anniversary livestream yesterday. And while Disgaea 7's Western release may have been the big reveal, Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles might have been the biggest surprise. And it's coming this summer. Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles contains the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • NISA
  • News MLB The Show 23 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This March

    Thanks, Sony

    It's just been confirmed Sony Interactive Entertainment's baseball series will be returning on the Nintendo Switch this year. MLB The Show 23, developed by San Diego Studio, has just been locked in for a March 28th, 2023 release with pre-orders opening next week on 6th February. The teaser trailer reveals the cover athlete as Miami...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point Which Mario Suits Do You Want To See In The Super Mario Bros. Movie?

    Thinking inside the box

    We are still a couple of months away from the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on 7th April 2023, but that means that the publicity can only increase from here. Remember that brief period of trepidation where none of us knew what the movie would look, sound, or even remotely be like? Ah, what sweet bliss. Now, we know...

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    • Features
    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
    • Illumination
  • News Heck Yeah, Dood! Disgaea 7 Gets A Western Switch Release This Fall

    Japan version launched last week

    Following confirmation of a Japanese launch, Nintendo and NIS America have now officially announced Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless will be launching on the Switch in fall/autumn (depending on your region). This new entry in the epic SRPG series will include new features such as Jumbification, Hell Mode, Item...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's Second Dragon Ball Collaboration Blasts Out Of The Battle Bus Today

    Returning items! New quests! Fresh skins!

    One of the most popular collaborations to have come to Fortnite is recent months is Dragon Ball. Kicking off in August of last year, the event brought Son Goku and Vegeta amongst other characters to the Island and also added the since-vaulted Kamehameha and Nimbus Cloud items. Those who missed out on the...

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    • Fortnite
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Monday30th Jan 2023

  • News Latest Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced

    Armarouge and Ceruledge!

    The Pokémon Company and Game Freak have announced the latest Tera Raid event for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, running from February 3rd, 2023 through February 5th, 2023 (thanks, Serebii). The event will focus on Armarouge, a Fire/Psychic Pokémon for Scarlet players, and Ceruledge, the Fire/Ghost Pokémon for Violet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Unused Bond Face Textures Finally Erased From Switch Online's Goldeneye 007 Code

    Please sir, can I have some Moore?

    If you were around in the late 1990s and happily poured many hours into GoldenEye 007, then you have probably come across the 'Four Bonds' hoax. This was a theory which stated that it was possible to unlock the face textures for previous Bond actors Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton in the game's...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Retro
  • Review SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake - The Best SpongeBob Platformer Yet

    Across the Spongeverse

    A few years ago, Purple Lamp Studios released SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, a solid revival of a 3D platforming classic from decades past. Sales for that remaster were evidently robust enough to justify development of an all-new sequel, as SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was announced a...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random These Upcoming 'Mario-Themed' Pizzas Are Little To Do With Nintendo's Prize Plumber

    Mamma mia!

    If you thought that the marketing for The Super Mario Bros. Movie had already gone too far, then you ain't seen nothing yet. German frozen pizza company Pizzatainment has today announced that it will be collaborating with Nintendo on a range of 'Mario-themed' pizzas — though the theme seems to be limited to the colour of the boxes...

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  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Teases A New Animal Companion - With A HAT

    A hat!!!

    In anticipation of Disney Dreamlight Valley's February update, which will add Encanto's Mirabel and Frozen's Olaf to the valley, the Gameloft community managers are sharing little glimpses of what else is to come. The latest tease is part of the upcoming Star Path, which is themed around Disney's 100th anniversary, and will add a new...

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    • Updates
  • UK Charts Fire Emblem Engage Tumbles Down To Seventh Place

    Sales slide by 76%

    The latest UK charts are in and, as expected, the top ten is headlined by EA's recently released Dead Space remake. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Engage, last week's star performer, has tumbled down to seventh place after a 76% drop in sales for the week. Not unexpected, necessarily, but we'd hoped to see it continue its exceptionally...

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    • UK
    • Fire Emblem
  • Rumour Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Will Reportedly Add New Epilogue

    Game launches in just under a month

    Nintendo's next major title, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, is looming in the distance, due for release on the Switch on February 24th, 2023. We've already been treated to a glimpse at the new copy abilities that will be featured in the game, but if an image posted over on reddit is to be believed, it...

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  • Mini Review Trek To Yomi - Arrestingly Cinematic, But A Trek All The Same

    Slog to the Nether Regions

    Years in the making, Trek to Yomi is the vision of indie developer Leonard Menchiari, backed by Polish studio Flying Wild Hog and publisher Devolver Digital. Essentially a side-on slash 'em up, its hook is its spectacular aesthetic: feudal Japan and the samurai code recreated through cinematic camerawork in striking black...

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  • Talking Point Do We Need Another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon On Switch?

    Putting the "fun" in d(f)ungeon

    I've been thinking a lot about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon recently. Maybe it's the list of spin-offs I recently wrote up, which reminded me just how many excellent/terrible Pokémon spin-offs exist out there, or maybe it's the fact that when I was writing my answer to the question "What Pokémon game should be the next...

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  • News Capcom Expects To Sell A Record 40 Million Game Units By End Of Fiscal Year

    Driven by Monster Hunter and Resident Evil

    Capcom has today released its latest financial report for the third quarter of fiscal year ending March 2023. In it, the publisher states that it expects to reach a record 40 million in unit sales by the end of the period, driven in large part by the Monster Hunter and Resident Evil franchises. The...

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    • Japan
  • News Square Enix Will Conduct Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Livestream Today

    Tune in!

    Ever since its announcement in September's Direct Showcase, we have been getting a steady stream of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line information from Square Enix — but we are always hungry for more! Fortunately, it looks like just that will be happening soon, as a Final Bar Line livestream has been announced for today at 9:00pm GMT / 1:00pm...

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Sunday29th Jan 2023

  • News Advance Wars' Delayed Switch Release Might Finally Be Reporting For Duty

    Is 2023 the year?

    One game we're hoping to see show up on the Switch at some point this year is Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. The last update for this title was featured in a Nintendo financial report last November - revealing the game's release date was still "TBA". Now, in the latest development, a thread on Famiboards has apparently...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Round Up Here's What Switch Online Players Think Of GoldenEye 007 So Far

    A mixed reception

    It's hard to believe, but Rare's legendary game GoldenEye 007 is finally back via the Nintendo Switch Online service. We have already shared our updated thoughts about the latest Nintendo version in a republished review, so now we've rounded up some of our community's thoughts as well as impressions from the wider gaming...

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  • News New Mario Bros. Movie Footage Shows Off Seth Rogen As Donkey Kong

    "You got the cat box!"

    A new 30-second clip from the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has just been released, and it focused on the character of Donkey Kong, voiced by Seth Rogen. In the clip, we see Mario (voiced by Chris Pratt) drop into an arena filled with 'Question Mark' boxes. His first tussle with DK ends with him getting a savage beat-down,...

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    • Donkey Kong
  • Poll Which Of Rare's Classic N64 Games Would You Like To See On Switch Online?

    Got GoldenEye, bagged Banjo, dare we dream of more?

    Looking at the library of N64 games currently available if you're a Nintendo Switch Onlne subscriber at the Expansion Pack tier, we now have access to not one, but two of Rareware's all-time 64-bit classics in the form of Banjo-Kazooie and, now, GoldenEye 007. Just a handful of years ago this might...

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  • Feature Video Game Music That Didn't Need To Go That Hard

    It had no right!

    There is a lot of video game music out there that goes hard. By "goes hard" we mean it slaps. By "it slaps" we mean it's a bop. By "it's a bop" we mea— forget it. These are tracks that are really good. In the vast majority of these instances, the tracks match the situation pretty perfectly. A high-stakes moment in the game might...

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    • Music
    • Poll
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Viewtiful Joe

    Henshin a go-go, baby!

    Hello folks, welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! For last week's brawl, we took a look at one of a handful of Virtual Boy games (and one that many of you had forgotten even existed): Panic Bomber. It wasn't a particularly close race for this one, with Japan winning comfortably with 71% of the vote. Well done, Japan!...

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    • GameCube
    • Capcom

Saturday28th Jan 2023

  • Video GoldenEye 007 Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison (Switch & Xbox)

    How does the Nintendo version hold up?

    We've heard requests for a Switch and Xbox side-by-side comparison of GoldenEye 007, so here it is. It's all thanks to our sister site Pure Xbox, and the amazing efforts of video producer Craig Reid (along with a little help from our own video team). On paper, there are some differences between the two...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Xbox
  • News Ender Lilies Dev Announces Redemption Reapers, A New "Dark Fantasy Tactical RPG" Coming Early 2023

    Fire Emblem director & other TRPG veterans involved

    Update [Sat 28th Jan, 2023 03:55 GMT]: Binary Haze Interactive has now confirmed Reapers Redemption will arrive on the Nintendo Switch next month on 22nd February. In addition to this, a new gameplay overview trailer has been released. Check it out above. Original article [Tue 13th Dec, 2022...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Drainus - A Spectacular, Showboating Tour De Force For Sci-Fi Shmup Fans

    Drain the core

    Drainus. Whether a ham-fisted portmanteau of Darius and Gradius, or relating to the game’s core mechanic, it’s a silly name any way you look at it. Japan-based developer Team Ladybug, more recently known for the rather good Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth, has had the Switch shooting game hardcore waiting eight...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point Where Should The Next Pokémon Legends Game Take Place?

    And who should be the 'legend'?

    It's hard to believe it, but Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a year old today. This Pokémon game took us back to the distant past and completely shook up the formula of what we all expected from a mainline Pokémon entry. And, quite frankly, we want more of what it gave us. Legends: Arceus sees you get thrown back in...

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    • Anniversary
    • Features
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  • News QubicGames Celebrates 19th Birthday With Huge Discount On Over 50 Switch Games (US)

    "Promotions vary according to region"

    Publisher and developer QubicGames is back with another one of its Birthday celebration sales. For its 19th anniversary, Switch fans in the US will be able to get "over 50 games for $0.49 each" between January 26th and February 25th. If you happen to own any of the following games: Robonauts, Run Sausage Run,...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • US
  • Guide Best Spin-Off And Crossover Games On Switch

    Spinnin' around

    You know you've got it made when your game is so successful that you get a spin-off — and plenty of the biggest games in the biz have done exactly that, from Musou crossovers and sports-playing alternate universes to rhythm and strategy games. And you know what? They're usually pretty dang good. We've compiled a list of the best...

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    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News Square Enix Survey Asks About Team Asano's Future Games

    Would you like more remakes and remasters?

    It seems Square Enix is once again calling on fans to have their say about what games they would like to see next. In a recent Japanese survey, the company known for the Final Fantasy series asked local residents of Japan what games and genres they would like to see from Team Asano in the future. Team...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 28th)

    Shaken not stirred

    Well here we are folks. It's the final week of January and we have had our first big Nintendo release of the year. Consider 2023 to be well and truly underway! This week at Nintendo Life, we got all kinds of excited for the eventual release of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo Switch Online N64 library and suggested a quick fix for...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features