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TodayFri, 19th Aug 2022

  • Rumour Sonic Prime Reportedly Lands Netflix Release Date

    Gotta get facts!

    Well, it has been quite the week for Sonic rumours hasn't it? After the third Sonic The Hedgehog movie supposedly had its plot leaked and the upcoming Sonic Frontiers game appears to have tentatively been given a release date and DLC info, we thought we were done with hedgehog hearsay for the time bei

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  • News SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 Is Officially Coming To Europe

    Finally confirmed!

    Sega has officially confirmed today that the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 will indeed be coming to Europe as well as North America (under the Genesis name, of course). It's not that surprising, but up until now, Sega was yet to confirm if this would be the case. Now we know it'll be hitting shelves on the same day in Europe as it will...

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    • Europe
  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online N64 Game Ranked

    All the N64 games, ranked by you

    Updated with Wave Race 64. Remember, this is a dynamic, real-time ranking of every announced game for the service and you are free to add (or maybe even reevaluate) your User Ratings for every game you've played at any time, even after publication. Enjoy! The library of N64 games available with the 'Expansion Pack'...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Best Games
    • Retro
  • News Sonic Frontiers Could Be Getting DLC According To Taiwanese Promo Material

    And a few more characters appear

    Sonic's foray into the "open-zone", Sonic Frontiers, is due out at the end of this year, and while many of us wait for a concrete release, others are eagerly seeking out info about the upcoming 3D Sonic game, which initially had a bit of a mixed reaction from fans. On the GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit, user F

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    • Sega
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  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES, SNES, N64 And Sega Genesis Game Available

    Every retro game available with an NSO sub (plus the Expansion Pack)

    Nintendo Switch Online had a slow start initially, but with the introduction of SNES games, we've seen added value coming to the service which better justifies the asking price. Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out the number of games available, and we've pulled...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Mobile Game Spotted Using Official Nintendo Imagery

    Ex-Nintendo veteran makes the shocking discovery

    Mobile companies are often known to embellish marketing materials to make their games more appealing to prospective audiences. This includes running ads featuring misleading gameplay, hiring influencers to run over-the-top promos, and - in this case - using imagery from other IP entirely. Yes, as...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO: How To Battle A Challenger

    How to battle World Championship Challengers before they're gone

    Pokémon GO is getting into the Pokémon World Championship 2022 celebrations in the good old-fashioned way — by throwing new adversaries at you! These special World Championship Challengers are available to fight Pokémon GO's World Championship timed research quest, which you can...

    • Guides
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    • Pokemon
  • News Mario Kart Tour Goes Bowser-Themed In Upcoming Major Update

    New tour and Mii Racing Suits announced

    All aboard! The next Mario Kart Tour, erm, tour is all set to kick off next week and it looks like things will be hotting up as our next destination is all about the King of the Castle himself, Bowser. From August 23rd, we will be heading onto our next destination as the newest update brings us back to a...

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    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • PSA Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere Demo Is Available To Pre-Install

    Get ready to splat!

    Splatoon 3's first-ever Splatfest takes place next Saturday! And to participate, you'll need to download the Splatfest World Premiere demo from the eShop. You can't get into the demo yet, but you can at least now pre-install it so you're all ready for the big day! Head on over to the Switch eShop (UK, US) to download the de

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  • News Pokémon Shuffle To Enter 'End Of Life' Service On 3DS In 2023

    Everyday I'm shuffling - not for long

    Alongside the news that the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops would be closing on March 27th 2023, Serebii.net has today confirmed that the same closures will apply to the free-to-play puzzle game, Pokémon Shuffle. While all save data and play hours will be safe for those who already have the game downloaded,...

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  • News Quake's Fourth Major Update Adds Classic Capture The Flag Mod

    The iconic mod is back as a free update

    QuakeCon is taking place this weekend, and as part of this id Software has shared some announcements for its games. At the very beginning of the day one live stream id Sofware's Marty Stratton, revealed Threewave Capture The Flag mod would be returning to the updated version of Quake, the console versions of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Mods
  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet News Teased For Later This Week

    Taking place at World Championship closing ceremony

    As you might have heard, the Pokémon World Championship 2022 is taking place this weekend and as part of this, there's expected to be some news about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the closing ceremony this Sunday. During the opening ceremony, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • TCG
  • News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.6.0), Here's What's Included

    Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes

    Switch Online's N64 library received an update earlier on adding the Nintendo classic Wave Race 64, and also bumping the application all the way up to Version 2.6.0. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for these particular updates, but fortunately Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome is here once again to reveal...

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  • News Nintendo's Next Free Game Trials Are Now Available For Switch Online Members

    Play until next week

    If you're looking for something new to play and happen to be a Switch Online subscriber, you should now be able to download the next free game trial. The game on offer will depend on your region. In North America, it's the Bandai Namco fighter Pokkén Tournament DX and over in Europe, it's Ys VIII: Lamrimosa of Dana. Both...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo's Latest N64 Game For Switch Online + Expansion Pack Is Out Now

    Wave Race 64 makes a splash

    Update [Fri 19th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: This is your reminder that Wave Race 64 is now available on Nintendo's Switch Online + Expansion service. Enjoy! Original article [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 02:30 BST]: Nintendo hasn't outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack, so what's next? Nintendo has today broken its...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • News Hori Reveals The Split Pad Fit For Nintendo Switch

    An updated version of the Split Pad Pro

    Hori's Split Pad Pro controller has been one of the most popular third-party controllers for the Switch - with the company releasing it in all sorts of themed designs, from Pokemon to Sonic the Hedgehog. Now, it's revealed a brand new version called the Split Pad Fit. The button layout appears to be the same,...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Controllers
    • Hori
    • Japan

YesterdayThu, 18th Aug 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield Codes: Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes

    All the current Pokémon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift codes

    If you've played through the main game in Pokémon Sword and Shield, one character you should remember is the Ball Guy who appears at every stadium in the game and gives you unique Poké Balls every time you see him. Well, last year he began giving out codes on social media for Mystery...

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    • Pokemon Sword and Shield
    • Pokemon
  • Guide How To Redeem Pokémon GO Promo Codes

    Do they even exist? Where do I find them? How do I use them?

    Ever since Pokémon GO launched on Android devices players have seen the mysterious 'Promos' text field on the Shop page and wondered where they could get their hands on these codes, and what they provided. On this page we can confirm that they're really not so mysterious — they do...

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    • Pokemon
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    • Promo Codes
  • Guide Pokémon GO Twitch Codes List - Pokémon World Championship 2022

    Gotta get 'em fast!

    The Pokémon World Championship 2022 are taking place from Thursday 18th August to Sunday 21st August, and across the long weekend, The Pokémon Company will be giving away free promo codes for Pokémon GO. These codes will be released every hour during the World Championship streams over on Twitch, and if you manage to redeem...

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    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Promo Codes
    • Twitch
  • Guide Best 3DS And Wii U DLC You Should Get Before The eShops Close Forever

    Paid and free DLC to download ASAP

    So. The 3DS and Wii U eShops are closing. You probably got that from the title. The full closure will be on the 27th March, 2023, with some games becoming unavailable even before that. We've got the full rundown on the closure here: When Does The 3DS And Wii U eShop Close? Nintendo eShop Closure Guide Of course,...

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  • Round Up Cursed To Golf Reviews Signal A Potential Masterpiece

    Sounds like a hole in one!

    Cursed to Golf, from publisher Thunderful Games and developer Chuhai Labs, is out today on the Switch eShop. While our own review is still in progress due to receiving the code only recently, a few other outlets have managed to get their own out, so we decided to compile a little round up! It's worth noting here that it's...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News It Looks Like Splatoon 3 Will Be Using Nintendo's In-House Server System

    Plus AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution

    With Splatoon 3 right around the corner, and the Splatfest World Premiere taking place on 27th August, fans are more eager than ever to find out how the third ink-fest will play online. And prominent dataminer @OatmealDome has discovered that the upcoming game will be utilising a new in-house server system for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon 3
  • Random Pokémon Go Fans Rally For Youngster After Failed Shiny Encounter

    The worm that got away

    Every once in a while a story comes along to remind us just how uplifting the gaming community can be. One such scenario was brought to our attention by Dexerto, detailing how fans from around the world have come together to support a five-year-old Pokémon Go player who missed out on the chance to catch a 'legendary' Wurmple...

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  • News Embracer Group Acquires Limited Run Games, Lord Of The Rings IP & More

    The list goes on...

    Swedish video game company Embracer Group has acquired not one but multiple companies and IP for an undisclosed sum. In a series of press releases, Embracer announced the acquisition of Tripwire Interactive (Killing Floor, Maneater, Rising Storm), Tuxedo Labs (Teardown), Singtrix (vocal processing effects tech), physical...

    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Embracer
  • News Nintendo To Reduce Switch Packaging By 20% To Combat Supply Issues

    Packing 'em in

    As the gaming industry's increasing popularity drives up the demand for consoles, manufacturers have struggled to keep up and are subsequently experiencing worldwide distribution issues due to a number of factors. We have been reporting on the semiconductor shortage for some time now, detailing Switch assembly issues and the company's...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • News Nintendo Says It's "Actively Investigating" Most Recent Misconduct Claims

    Doug Bowser issues internal message about latest report

    Yesterday, Kotaku published a report with a new round of accusations against both Nintendo of America and contracting firm Aston Carter. In an update, the same outlet has now seen an internal message (sent out by NoA's president Doug Bowser to employees) regarding the "media coverage involving...

    • Nintendo
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    • US
    • North America
  • Random The Stardew Valley Subreddit Keeps Making Very Convincing Fake Relationship Advice Posts

    AITA for giving my wife some trash?

    Reddit may be known for a lot of unsavoury things, but it's also a repository for some of the most entertaining stories and peeks into other people's lives, largely in the form of AITA (Am I The Asshole) and relationship advice posts. These usually unfold with the poster detailing some egregiously...

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  • News Classic NES Title 'Gimmick!' Confirmed For Release Later This Year

    Update: Title comes with new quality of life enhancements

    Update [Thu 18th Aug, 2022 13:15 BST]: Developer Bitwave Games has confirmed that Gimmick! will be launching on the Nintendo Switch later this year under the title of Gimmick! Special Edition. The release will come with some bonus quality of life features, including save and load functions,...

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  • Random Bob Hoskins Didn't Know Super Mario Bros. Movie Was Based On A Game

    "I used to play King Lear"

    The Super Mario Bros. movie is the gift that keeps on giving. While the 1993 film was critically panned, it wiggled its way into the hearts of many thanks to its reputation and interviews in the years that followed. The late Bob Hoskins, who starred as Mario, has particularly garnered interest due to how much he reportedly...

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  • Guide So, What Does Embracer Group Actually Own The Rights To?

    What do Catan, The Hobbit, Gex, and The Mask have in common?

    Disclaimer: We are not lawyers and some of the wording here may not be 100% correct. Apologies in advance! If you're at all tuned in to gaming news, you'll probably have noticed the seemingly-endless and slightly-worrying number of news posts about acquisitions over the past few years...

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    • Embracer
  • News Beacon Pines Combines Woodland Critters And Twin Peaks On Switch This September

    More like... Twin Beaks

    If Cult of the Lamb has been whetting your appetite for cutesy-meets-creepy, then wrap your peepers around Beacon Pines, an upcoming storybook-like game about a small town with an unfolding mystery. Does that sound like Twin Peaks/Night in the Woods/Life is Strange/[insert Netflix TV show here] to you? Good! Weird towns are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Sports Knocks Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Off The Top Spot

    Game, set, and match!

    The latest Japanese Charts are in courtesy of Famitsu and it's predictably another strong turnout for the Nintendo Switch. Coming in at number one, Nintendo Switch Sports managed to sell an impressive 53,900 units, bringing its total so far to 677,393. Meanwhile, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 hold strong at the number two slot,...

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    • Charts
    • Japan
    • Xenoblade
  • Random This Prototype Transforms Your Switch Into A Home Arcade Cabinet

    Nintendo Switch XL

    One of the most appealing features of the Switch when it was first released back in 2017 was its ability to be played in both handheld and docked mode. But what if there was another way to play? This is a question that seems to have plagued the incredibly talented designers over at Passocade, and what they came up with is surely...

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    • Retro
  • News Blazing Chrome Devs Next Title Is A Thrilling Futuristic Tribute To Shinobi

    Moonlight revenge

    Developer JoyMasher blew us away with its Contra-inspired run-and-gunner, Blazing Chrome, back in 2019. So we're delighted that it's following it up with something that looks just as good, and it's coming to Switch too! Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider sees JoyMasher looking back to Sega Genesis / Mega Drive stalwarts such as Shinobi...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cult Of The Lamb Shepherds In 1 Million Sales In Just One Week

    Slaughtering the competition

    Cult of the Lamb, the cute but evil Animal Crossing cult simulator, seems to be slaughtering the competition on the scene right now. Publisher Devolver Digital has bleated about the game's success today, revealing that Massive Monster's not-so-cuddly (or maybe very cuddly, depending on what your tolerance for sheep...

    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fast RMX Dev Shin'en Multimedia Would Love A "New" Wave Race Game On Switch

    Sign 'em up, Nintendo

    Wave Race 64 will make a splash on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service tomorrow, and as much as we love this N64 classic, a brand new entry would be nice. It seems it's not just fans of the series who would love to see Wave Race make a more serious comeback - with Fast RMX, Art of Balance and The Touryst...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News GameStop Listing Narrows Down Monster Hunter: Sunbreak amiibo Release (US)

    Next week could be the date

    A week ago, a GameStop listing suggested its Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak amiibo stock could be arriving in the US at the end of August or early on in September. It now appears to have locked in the release date for August 26th. Pre-orders aren't being taken just yet. When they are made available, Monster Hunter fans...

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  • Nintendo Download 18th August (North America)

    Kirby's Dream Buffet! Cursed to Golf! Islets!

    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 - Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack:...

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  • News Pokémon Unite Teases Familiar, Ferocious Legendary And Brand New Stage

    This is the Ray

    The Pokémon World Championships are finally upon us! What this means is that we are going to be flooded with Pokémon-themed content over the next four days, so keep your peepers peeled for a whole host of info coming your way very shortly. One of the first pieces of news to hit the event came near the start of the opening ceremony...

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  • Out Now Bear-And-Bloke Platformer 'Timberman: The Big Adventure' Chops Its Way To Switch

    If you go down to the woods today

    If you are looking to return to your Nintendo roots with a good old-fashioned platformer then you may need to look no further than Timberman: The Big Adventure, which lands on the Switch eShop today. This retro-style side-scroller sees you playing as either a heavily-bearded lumberjack named Timber Man or an...

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  • News New Tales From The Borderlands Is Seemingly On The Way To Switch

    Gearbox is targeting an October release

    Back in April, Gearbox Software announced it would be reviving Tales from the Borderlands with a brand new entry. Now, in the latest development, there's been a leak via Amazon - seemingly confirming the title, release date, and a Nintendo Switch version. There was also a box art reveal contained within the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News My Little Pony-Inspired 'Them's Fightin' Herds' Gets Release Date And Rollback Netcode

    No animals were harmed in the making of this article

    After getting a confirmed Switch release back in May, we have been eagerly anticipating more news about Them's Fightin' Herds — the My Little Pony-inspired brawler from publisher Modus Games and developer Mane6. Well, lovers of cute farmyard animals look away now, because we can confirm that the...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Doraemon Story Of Seasons: Friends Of The Great Kingdom Sprouts This November On Switch

    Harvest Kingdom

    Well here's a lovely bit of news for your Thursday morning (or whenever you're reading this) — the adorable and charming Doraemon will be returning to Switch this November in his farming sim sequel, Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom. Earlier this week, Bandai Namco released a new trailer announcing that the...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
  • Video Splatoon 3 Gets A Five-Minute Japanese Overview Trailer

    Take a look

    Nintendo is gearing up for the launch of Splatoon 3 on September 9th, and if you're eager to see more footage ahead of the third game's release, you're in luck. The company has uploaded a new video on YouTube, and although it's entirely in Japanese, it's pretty easy to follow along if you're already familiar with the way of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Video
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  • Nintendo Download 18th August (Europe)

    Kirby's Dream Buffet! Slaycation Paradise! Two Point Campus!

    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: Slaycation...

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  • News Ooblets Brings Cute Creature Dance-Offs To Switch In September

    Raise those "weird little pals"

    After a lengthy period in Early Access, Ooblets will finally launch on 1st September! Announced for a summer release on Switch earlier this year, this weird and wonderful farming sim meets creature collector will be bringing plenty of colour and cuteness to our lives. If you never thought that mushrooms, jellyfish...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop

Wednesday17th Aug 2022

  • Guide Kirby And The Forgotten Land Codes: Full List Of Kirby Present Codes

    All the current Kirby and the Forgotten Land codes

    Kirby is back on Switch and his latest adventure, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, has gone down a storm with gamers and critics alike. Nintendo has published several codes online via Twitter and the game's website which you can input at Waddle Dee-liveries and use to claim various in-game goodies...

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  • News Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Scheduled Maintenance Spotted

    Is it a sign? Maybe...

    Remember Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp? In case you missed it, Nintendo delayed it due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. That's why this latest update about this game is a bit of an odd one, as it's not even out yet. Twitter Bot NinStatusBot, which shares information about Nintendo's maintenance and server outages, yesterday...

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  • Review Kirby's Dream Buffet - A Delicious Spread To Put You In The Party Mood

    Waddle Dee-licious

    What do you get when you take a generous helping of Fall Guys, add a pinch of Super Monkey Ball and then mix in a lovely big dollop of Kirby? Well, a great big dream buffet, that's what. Kirby's Dream Buffet is a bright and breezy party game that sees a whole field full of Kirby characters roll at speed down sweet treat-laden...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Kirby
  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Updated His Awesome Gaming Setup, Here's A Look

    What's up with the Switch dock?

    When he's not making huge games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, video game director Masahiro Sakurai is actually playing them. Yes, as you've likely already seen before, he's got an extensive collection of consoles and games (new and old). In a new post on social media, it seems Sakurai has updated his gaming space...

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  • Review Cult Of The Lamb - Animal Crossing Goes Bad In This Satisfyingly Stressful Sim

    "Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!"

    Devolver Digital has always had an eye for some delightfully odd gaming experiences. Play as an ape escaping its captors while freeform jazz blasts in the background. Rob pretentious rich people as a con man in 18th century France. Eviscerate houses full of goons as a drug-addicted ninja with PTSD. The latest in...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Digital Foundry Weighs In On Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Texture Complaints

    Comparing the courses to the base game and Tour

    We're all pretty happy to have more Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to play, right? Over the past few months, we've got two brand new waves of courses thanks to the Booster Course Pass, which kicked off with Wave 1 in March and just recently followed up with Wave 2 earlier this month. But if there's been one...

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    • Digital Foundry
    • Video
    • Mario Kart
  • Poll What's The Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game?

    On Nintendo systems, of course

    The June release of Dotemu and Tribute Games' excellent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge fired up our passion for the heroes in a half-shell in a way we haven't felt for a long time. With the upcoming release of Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection — and with news that port...

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    • Nintendo
    • Konami
    • Turtles
  • News New Report Alleges Sexual Harassment And Discrimination At Nintendo Of America

    Testing department at NoA described as "frat house"

    Update: Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser has now responded to this report, mentioning how the company is "actively investigating" these claims of misconduct. Content warning: Please be aware that the following article and the sources linked within touch on topics including...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo of America
    • Industry
  • News Every Free Item Revealed For Pokémon GO, Unite, TCG At Pokémon World Championships

    The Championships kick off tomorrow

    The Pokémon World Championships are almost upon us and The Pokémon Company has revealed a healthy amount of in-game merchandise that viewers will be able to get their hands on for free. These limited-time offers (brought to our attention by Go Nintendo) will be available to anyone watching the championships via...

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    • Pokemon GO
    • TCG
  • News People Are Queueing For Hours To Get Into London's Pop-Up Pokémon Center

    Visitors urged to arrive an hour before their allotted slot

    The pop-up Pokémon Center was always going to be one of the biggest attractions at this week's Pokémon World Championships, yet despite a seemingly organised pre-booking system, it seems that the store has already succumbed to huge queues. London last hosted a Pokémon Center in 2019,...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • UK
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Legend Of Zelda 'Link On Horseback' Resin Statue, Pre-Order Now

    There's a bronze edition, too

    Update [Wed 17th Aug, 2022 03:05 BST]: First 4 Figures has now officially unveiled the new 'Link on Horseback' resin statue. Here's the rundown of each figure up for grabs. Pre-orders and early bird offers on each one are available for the next 20 days and the estimated release date is Q3 2023. Standard Edition The...

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    • Nintendo
    • F4F
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Commandos 3 - HD Remaster Makes Base On Switch Later This Month

    Update: New trailer shares release date

    Update [Wed 17th Aug, 2022 15:10 BST]: Kalypso has announced that Commandos 3 - HD Remaster will be coming to Switch just before its previously announced September release date. The remaster of the 2003 RTS game will now be launching on the Switch, PC, and other consoles on 30th August. (Thanks Gematsu!)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This New Retro Handheld Looks Like A Switch Lite Clone

    Internally, it's a very different system

    Blink, and you might think the device below was a Switch Lite, but no - it's actually Anbernic's new retro handheld, officially titled the RG505. You've likely seen our previous coverage of the Chinese company's systems here on Nintendo Life, but if you haven't, it has got a bit of a history when it comes to...

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    • Nintendo Switch Lite
  • News Reggie: Nintendo Was Working On A Device Like Xbox's Adaptive Controller

    "My hope is that the effort has continued"

    Accessibility is something that needs a lot more attention in the video game space, and one company helping to make people more aware of this is Microsoft's gaming division at Xbox. The team released the Xbox Adaptive Controller in 2018 and has also published guidelines to help developers and publishers...

    • Industry
    • Nintendo
    • Reggie
    • Controllers
    • Xbox
  • Exclusive Cyberpunk Action-RPG ANNO: Mutationem Is Coming To Switch Very Soon

    Like tears in the rain

    2D meets 3D meets cyberpunk in ANNO: Mutationem, an action-adventure game with RPG elements, 2D platforming elements, and detectivey bits that's making its way to the Nintendo Switch very soon, alongside a free demo and a pre-order discount. The game was previously released on PC, PS4, and PS5 in March, 2022. In ANNO:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demos
    • Switch eShop
    • Exclusive
  • Random Pokémon Takes Over London Transport For World Championships

    Cable car, use Fly!

    The Pokémon World Championships kick off tomorrow in London and the city has truly thrown itself into the celebrations. If you are lucky enough to be attending the Championships or are attending the Pokémon Center Pop-Up over the next few days and are looking for a way to arrive in true Trainer style, then look no further than...

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    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News Bonus Music Available In Kirby's Dream Buffet For Players Of Past Switch Games

    Yay, free stuff!

    Kirby's Dream Buffet is out now for the Switch eShop and is, by all accounts, a pretty good time! We posted our review of the game earlier and gave it a pretty healthy score of 8/10, stating that it's "an easy, breezy game to jump into, perfect for beginners and young gamers, with plenty of courses, lots of unlockable goodies, and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kirby
  • News There's A New Indie Game On The Way That's Inspired By Miiverse And MSN

    ~*🥀 ReMeMbEr ThE gOoD oLd DaYs 🥀*~

    We're all sad about the death of Miiverse, and even Splatoon 3's attempt to sort-of bring it back won't soothe the pain of not being able to sample the delights of one-bit art from across the world. But One Night Stand developer Kinmoku announced today that their next game, Videoverse, is directly inspired by...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Miiverse
  • News Kirby And The Forgotten Land Gets In-Game Gift To Celebrate Kirby's Dream Buffet

    Re-Kirb-sion

    It's a Kirbapalooza this week, as the gorgeous Kirby's Dream Buffet — which is sort of Mario Party, sort of Fall Guys, sort of Monkey Ball, and very Kirby — sees its global release on Nintendo Switch, kicking off another ripple of Kirby celebrations for the pink puffball's 30th anniversary. Alongside

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  • News Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Surpasses 1 Million Units Shipped

    Milestone reached in less than 2 months

    It's been announced that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes has now surpassed 1 million units shipped worldwide, marking a significant milestone for the latest entry from developers Omega Force and Team Ninja. The achievement encompasses sales across physical and digital formats, though it's currently not...

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  • Random Kirby's Dream Buffet Makes Kirby Rounder Than Ever Before

    But he's perfect no matter what

    Kirby has one of the most simple and recognisable designs out of any video game character. He's just a pink round boy with big eyes and an irresistible face! We want to cuddle and squeeze him. But for today's brand new Kirby game, Kirby's Dream Buffet, it seems like Kirby needed to be even rounder! @ObscureKirby has...

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  • Random Kirby Café Rustles Up A New Dessert To Celebrate Kirby's Dream Buffet

    Activate mouthful mode

    2022 is shaping up to be a pretty darn good year for Kirby. First there was the release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land back in March - which we described as 'an absolute delight' in our review - then there were the recent 30th anniversary celebrations, and now the release of the chompy couch co-op game, Kirby's Dream Buffet...

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  • PSA Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 Has A Save Data-Corrupting Bug On Switch

    Inti Creates is working on a fix

    Inti Creates, the developer behind Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 — the long-awaited third mainline game in the series — has acknowledged that there's a save data-corrupting bug in the Switch version of the game. Sharing the information on Twitter, the bug can occur when you delete a save file and then change the...

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  • News Godzilla Looks For Love In 'Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim', Coming To Switch Soon

    For the love of God(zilla)

    At the end of every classic Kaiju film, the titular plods back into the sea, safe in the knowledge that their foe is vanquished. They return to their underwater homes, pour themselves a coffee and watch their day's highlights on TV. It's not a bad day's work; but they are alone, stuck in a cycle of people asking "where is...

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  • News Face Off Against A Giant T-Rex In 'Little Orpheus', Launching Next Month

    Launch comes after indefinite delay due to real-world events

    Publisher Secret Mode has announced that its side-scrolling adventure title Little Orpheus will launch on the Switch next month on September 13th. The launch comes after the game was delayed indefinitely back in March of this year due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. At the time, the...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - How To Take A Screenshot Without The HUD

    Say cheese!

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the most beautiful games on the Switch, and it would be a waste to savour the world without taking a lovely screenshot or two (or hundreds) of the stunning world of Aionios. While the Switch has a handy way of taking screenshots natively, there's one thing that'll get in your way of those vast vistas —...

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Tuesday16th Aug 2022

  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Splatoon 3 On Nintendo Switch

    Best deals, cheapest prices and amiibo!

    Kids and squids alike will no doubt be looking forward to Splatoon 3, the latest game in Nintendo's family-friendly shooter series that's headed to Switch later this year. If you're super keen, you'll be pleased to know that pre-orders for the title have started to appear at a number of retailers. Nintendo...

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  • News Sega Launches 'Ultimate Sonic Bundle' On Switch eShop, But Something's Missing

    Actually, several things are missing

    When something is described as 'ultimate', you'd be forgiven for thinking that this essentially means "the best of the best', or "the most complete package". Heck, just look at the cast of Danganronpa; they're the "ultimate" in their respective fields, showcasing talents that no one else could possibly match,...

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  • News Get Creative With LEGO Bricktales, Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Update: Now confirmed for Q4

    Update [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 14:00 BST]: Just as we expected, Thunderful has today announced that LEGO Bricktales will indeed be coming to the Switch in Q4 2022. While we have no new information about the game itself just yet, we are pleased to know that this winter's brick-builder will gain a handheld home. Here's an...

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  • Random New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Means You'll Never Be Short Of Materials

    Is 999 enough?

    The Inventory Slot Transfer is one of the most well-known glitches in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, used in countless tricks such as keeping the Bow of Light or duplicating certain items and weapons. We wouldn't have tons of other glitches without Inventory Slot Transfer, and we wouldn't still be finding new secrets and...

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  • News Halloween-Themed Pokémon Trading Cards Spotted Early At Retailers

    PikaBOO

    An upcoming Booster Bundle has been spotted early in some American retailers for The Pokémon Trading Card Game. Spooky! We say it's spooky because this Booster Bundle is Halloween-themed. PokéBeach has shared the findings after a reader sent photos of the packs and cards in. Aptly titled the Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, the bundles have...

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  • News Life Is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection Bags A Release Date And New Trailer

    Remastered collection has been subject to multiple delays

    After multiple delays on the Switch, the remastered collection of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm is finally launching next month on September 27th, 2022. Branded as Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection, the release includes all previous updates for the games and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Rumour The Sonic 3 Movie Synopsis Has Potentially Been Revealed

    Via an industry publication

    Paramount Pictures and Sega Corporation have managed to turn Sonic the Hedgehog into a Hollywood star. The second film — which came out earlier this year — is even the highest-grossing video game movie of all time in North America. So of course we're getting a third film in 2024, and a spin-off series starring...

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  • News Mario Strikers: Battle League Version 1.1.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    Mario Strikers: Battle League has just received a new update. It bumps Next Level Games latest release up to Version 1.1.1. Compared to the previous update (Version 1.1.0), which added Daisy, Shy Guy, a new stadium and more, this latest patch appears to be quite small. Here's the full rundown, according to Nintendo's official patch...

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  • Review Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince - A Cute Zelda-Like Adventure That Lacks Fresh Ideas

    Late bloomer

    In the first year of the Switch’s life, it was relatively common to see massive indie success stories from developers who managed to get their game on the eShop before the veritable torrent of new game releases — many of them excellent — flooded the store on a weekly basis. One of these titles was Blossom Tales, a cute action game...

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  • News Fortnite's Dragon Ball Crossover Event Is Now Live, Here's A Look

    This collab is over 9000!

    Update #2 [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 11:00 BST]: This event is now live, here's a cinematic along with a gameplay trailer: Son Goku, Vegeta, Bulma and Beerus have arrived - they come with new gameplay items, quests, Dragon Ball islands and much more. This includes a Dragon Ball Super episode festival (August 16 - September...

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  • News Dead Cells' 'Enter The Panchaku' Free Update Gets Slight Delay On Switch

    Update: "We've hit a snag"

    Update [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 11:30 BST]: Switch (and other console) owners will have to wait a bit longer for Dead Cells' 30th free update as Motion Twin has announced earlier today that it's hit a big of a "snag" in certifying the update for consoles. Don't worry, the wait won't be too much longer — just another week —...

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  • Gallery Here's A Look At Wave Race 64 For The Switch Online Expansion Pack

    See for yourself

    Nintendo has confirmed its next Switch Online + Expansion N64 release will be Wave Race 64. This jet ski racer was originally released in 1996/97 and is returning later this week on August 19th. Again, this version will include the Kawasaki banners (like the Wii U release), and in Japan, the game will also feature Rumble Pak...

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  • Review Thymesia - Cloud Version - A Soulslike That Shows Some Promise, Just Not On Switch

    Does Hermes deliver?

    Note: This Cloud Version of Thymesia was tested on 100Mb Superfast Broadband using both a 5G WIFI and wired LAN connection. The Kingdom of Hermes has fallen into an age of calamity. In a world where the use of powerful alchemy was once widespread and welcomed, things have gone terribly wrong. The now blood-soaked streets are...

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  • Random Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Gets The Game Boy Treatment

    Demake highlights similarites to other Castlevania titles

    The act of 'demaking' games has become a rather popular endeavour in recent memory, with Game Boy Demakes on Twitter showcasing numerous impressive attempts to authentically recreate popular games with the handheld console's visual aesthetics. The latest game to receive the 'demake'...

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  • News Horizon Chase Turbo Gets Blown Wide Open With New Free 'Adventures Mode'

    Over 170 tracks!

    Horizon Chase Turbo turns seven this month (yes, seven!) and to celebrate, developer Aquiris has implemented a substantial free update for all players, introducing a new mode called 'Adventures'. Adventures mode allows players to unlock a vast selection of skins for their car collections and race across over 170 tracks, with...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Sonic Meets Tron In 'Chameneon', A Speedy New Neon Runner

    Chameleon twist

    If you are looking for another animal-based runner to fill a Sonic-shaped hole in your heart then look no further. QUByte Interactive has recently revealed that their chameleon neon platformer, Chameneon (see what they did there?), is coming to the Switch eShop on August 18th. The game sees you play as a chameleon who rides along...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Cleaning Up Takes A Backseat In Splatoon 3's New 'Biggest Mess Wins' Trailer

    Clean up in aisle three!

    The hype for Splatoon 3 has been building ever since last week's Direct announcement revealed all of the new content coming to the squid-shooting sequel. One of the more predictable announcements was the return of Turf War battles - soon to be available in three-team mode

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  • Video The Switch Desperately Needs This Nintendo DS Feature

    We miss DS Download Play...

    We love the Switch. It's a pretty neat piece of kit after all. But that doesn't mean we don't have issues with the console or think it could do with an update or two every so often. And we've come up with another improvement that we think would make multiplayer even easier. Who used Download Play on their DS or 3DS? We...

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  • News Disney & Marvel Announce First Ever Games Showcase, Airing September 9th

    Avatar, Lego Star Wars and more!

    Following on from THQ Nordic's digital showcase last week, Disney & Marvel have now announced their first-ever video game showcase. This will include content from Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Lucasfilm (Star Wars) and Marvel. The show will be hosted by Kinda Funny host and producer, Blessing Adeoye and...

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  • Feature Backlog Club: Portal's A Triumph - I'm Making A Note Here: HUGE SUCCESS

    It's hard to overstate my satisfaction

    Aperture Science. We do what we must, because we can. For the good of all of us — except the ones who are dead — I am going to talk about Portal. It's a puzzle game. It's a 3D first-person shooter. It's a comedy about untrustworthy robot overlords. And yes, it's a modern classic, and yes, I hadn't played...

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    • Portal
  • News Chaotic Animal Beat-'Em-Up 'Jitsu Squad' Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Feel the paw-er

    The Switch is having a good year for animal-based beat-'em-ups (Kaiju! Turtles! Uh... Girls?), and Jitsu Squad, the upcoming release from ININ Games, looks set to add

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  • Random Japan Joins In With 'Shin Chan's' Morning Gymnastics Sessions

    So wholesome!

    Recently, a speedrunning event known as 'RTA in Japan Summer 2022' was held in Japan. Much like charitable events like 'Games Done Quick', it tasks players to race through games as quickly as possible while governed by certain rules and regulations. As mentioned by Automaton, the event's name is derived from the Japanese term for speed...

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  • Random Former Nintendo President's Family Office Is Looking To Buy Marine Engineering Firm

    Yamauchi family seeks "to tackle profound global challenges"

    The Yamauchi No 10 Family Office, a group formed of members of Nintendo's founding family, is looking to buy out marine engineering company Toyo Construction, with the stated aim of helping to make the oceans cleaner, the Financial Times reports (paywall). The Yamauchi family, who owns...

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  • News Physical Edition On The Way For Alien Oceanography Game, 'In Other Waters'

    Somewhere beyond the sea

    In Other Waters is one of those games that you tell people at parties to play, and hope that they remember after a night of grown-up juice and sleep deprivation. We gave it a 9/10 when we reviewed it, calling it a "minimalist masterpiece" and a "contemplative experience". So, if you enjoy Games That Are Good, and you also...

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  • Video Watch Us Find Our Retro Gaming Grail In This Boxiest Of Unboxing Videos

    This DOESN'T stink!

    Guess who's been at it again! One of our lovely video producers, Zion, has long been collecting games and has been sharing his journey with us over on our YouTube channel. To say we're envious is an understatement, but in this unboxing video, there's something a little bit more special for him. From pick-ups acquired in his...

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    • Mother
    • EarthBound
  • News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's Rohan And Koichi Explain Abilities In Upcoming Fighting Game's New Trailer

    "Reality itself is entertainment!"

    It's time for another over-the-top, explosive trailer for Bandai Namco's upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R. The beat 'em up, which is a remaster of a 2013 PS3 game, launches next month on Switch, and we're now being given lessons in preparation for the game's release. In typical Jojo style,...

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  • News Let's Sing 2023's First Tracks Revealed, Includes Billie Eilish And Lil Nas X

    Ok for karaoke

    Developer Ravenscourt has today announced that the latest addition in their karaoke series, Let's Sing 2023, will be coming back to Switch. The first teaser trailer can be found above, and while it provides no release date just yet, it does tease some of the artists and 30 songs that you will be able to find on the game. Listing off...

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  • News Change The Past To Avoid A Terrible Fate In ‘The Wreck'

    Coming to Switch later this year

    Back in 2019 we gave a strong thumbs up to Bury Me, My Love in our Nindie round-up. This text game from The Pixel Hunt told the story of a Syrian refugee attempting to cross her war-torn country and make it safely to her husband and a new life in Germany. Three years on and the studio is back to pull on our heart...

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Monday15th Aug 2022

  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 16th August 2022

    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...

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  • Random Splatoon 3's Shiver Appears To Be Nintendo's First Major Non-Binary Character

    A big win for representation

    The Splatoon series is widely considered amongst fans to be one of the coolest franchises in Nintendo's line-up, showcasing style and modern sensibilities that other IP in its catalogue has nary even touched upon. With Splatoon 3, however, it seems Nintendo may have taken a bigger step in the direction of diversity and...

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  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Travels The Map To Uncover A New Yiga Clan Secret

    It's a trap!

    It's a great credit to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's game design that five years on, we are still discovering new things. These various breakthroughs have come in many forms, from glitches to finding secret locations to interesting character interactions, and the latest one came from Reddit user's persistence in hunting down...

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  • Review RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright - A Flawed But Enchantingly Homemade Adventure

    It's time for adventure!

    After nine long years in development, developer DeskWorks has created what can only be described as a perfect embodiment of when imagination takes over with RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright. Spilling colour, nostalgia, and a little bit of childlike glee onto the pages of a notebook, this is a heartwarming tale of two friends...

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  • Gamescom 2022 Everything You Need To Know - Times, Dates, Games, And Announcements

    Also, Geoff Keighley! Again!

    It's August, and that means that Geoff Keighley's Never-Ending Train Of Games is chugga-chuggin' into Cologne, Germany for the E3-of-Europe, Gamescom. Get ready for a bunch of announcements (maybe), reveals (probably), and free game promo T-shirts that are only available in one size (definitely) as Gamescom unfolds over...

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  • News Fire Reported At Nintendo's Japanese Headquarters

    Luckily, no one has been injured

    Emergency services in Japan have responded to a fire at Nintendo's HQ in Minami-ku, Kyoto, local media outlet NHK reports. The article (shared and translated by VGC) states that the fire was reported at 1pm local time today, 15th August. Police at the scene state that some furniture has been damaged in one room on...

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  • News Here's How Much Storage You'll Need For Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere

    We've also got storage requirements for Kirby's Dream Buffet!

    During Nintendo's recent Direct Presentation for Splatoon 3, it was revealed - rather expectedly - that a Splatfest event would take place later this month on August 27th, ahead of the game's full launch on September 9th. The event will give new and returning fans a glimpse at the game's...

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  • News Kirby And The Forgotten Land And Star Allies Were One Big "Connected Project" For HAL Laboratory

    "We thought of it as laying the groundwork for future works"

    Here at Nintendo Life, we love a bit of Kirby. We were charmed by the pink puffball's latest foray on Switch in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and while we were less enamoured with 2018's Kirby Star Allies, it turns out that the developers at HAL Laboratory see the two games as much closer...

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  • News Unlike FIFA, Switch Gamers Are Getting The Newest Mode In NBA 2K23

    Take on 15 of MJ's most iconic moments

    Weeks after EA announced that its next sporting title, FIFA 23, will release as a Legacy Edition on Switch (which lacks multiple features from the other console versions), it is a relief to see that NBA 2K23 is ensuring that its newest game mode, The Jordan Challenge, is coming to Switch (thanks, Eurogamer)...

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  • News Banjo-Kazooie's Gruntilda Gets Stunning Statue, Pre-Order Now Or Else She'll Catch You

    Update: Early bird pricing ends soon

    Update: Early bird pricing on First 4 Figures' Banjo and Kazooie statue ends at 9am BST tomorrow, 16th August. If you've been tempted to pick one of these up, we'd suggest doing so before the prices jump up after that time! Original Article (Wed 27th Jul, 2022 16:30 BST): Known for her devilishly wicked...

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  • Anniversary Impossibly, Sonic Mania Is Now Five Years Old

    Well, that's gone FAST

    It's pretty hard to believe that Sonic Mania is already five years old. It feels like only yesterday that we were getting excited about a return to the classic Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Sonic games of old, and Sega, Christian Whitehead, and everyone involved knocked it out of the park. Sonic Mania was a huge hit, and it...

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  • Feature "I Wanted The Player To Feel Stunned And Powerless" - Death And Memory In Finji's Deckbuilding Timeloop RPG

    Making worlds, characters, and memories in 'I Was a Teenage Exocolonist'

    Revealed for Switch back in July, publisher Finji is bringing Northway Games' I Was a Teenage Exocolonist to Nintendo's console (and others) on 25th August. A narrative RPG with card-based battles, it sees you growing up in an off-world colony, with all the hardship that brings...

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  • UK Charts Two Point Campus Sells More On Switch Than Other Consoles Combined

    Meanwhile, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 falls out of the top ten

    Last week saw Xenoblade Chronicles 3 take a tumble from its top spot after a record-breaking opening to fall into the 10th position on the UK charts, and this week has been no easier for Monolith Soft's massive JRPG. Slipping out of the top 10 completely, Xenoblade's departure has left a...

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    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Pac-Man World: Re-Pac Frame Rate, Resolution, And File Size For Switch Seemingly Revealed

    A world, reimagined

    With Pac-Man World: Re-Pac out on Switch in a few weeks, Bandai Namco has shared details on how the game will look and run on the Switch! The details for the remake of the 1999 PlayStation platformer Pac-Man World have been detailed on the game's Japanese website (thanks, Nintendo Everything). It's a fairly familiar story for...

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  • News Tyranitar Unleashes Its Power In New Pokémon Unite Trailer

    The new Pokémon joins the roster today

    As a part of Pokémon Unite's first anniversary celebrations, we have been progressively seeing more fighters added to the game over the course of two waves (because if the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Courses have taught us anything, it's that Nintendo fans love a wave-release). The latest wave began w

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  • News The Pokémon Company Pledges $25 Million To Help Children's And Social Equity Organisations

    "Create a more equitable, inclusive world"

    The Pokémon Company International has released a statement today with some fantastic news — the company is pledging a minimum of $25 million USD over the course of the next five years to organisations that support social equity and help to improve the lives of children across the world. The company...

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  • News New 'Lord Of The Rings' Game Project In Development At Wētā Workshop

    In collaboration with Private Division

    Private Division, a publishing arm of Take-Two Interactive, has announced that it has entered into a collaboration with the New Zealand special effects and prop company Wētā Workshop to create a new game set in the world of J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-Earth. It will stand as the first major video game project for...

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Sunday14th Aug 2022

  • Review Shin chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey - An Irresistible Adventure

    The NeverEnding Story

    If “Kureshin × Bokunatsu” a) makes sense and b) sounds appealing to you, and if c) you haven’t already bought this game in the year since it was released in Japan, then we can keep this review nice and tight: buy this game! For those not residing in that modest nub of the Venn diagram, let’s see if you’ve moved there...

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  • News Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Warns Of 'Lil Gator Game' Scam

    "Stay safe everyone"

    The Yooka-Laylee developer and publisher Playtonic Games has issued a warning via social media about a new scam currently doing the rounds - linked to a game it's publishing. It seems "someone" is offering a beta test opportunity for MegaWobble's Lil Gator Game. scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other...

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  • Video Nintendo Explains How To Download Paid DLC In New Switch Online + Expansion Pack Guide

    Thanks, Nintendo

    Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out its Switch Online + Expansion Pack service with new DLC content for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and also by bolstering its retro libraries with plenty of classic titles. Knowing this could be a tad overwhelming for some players at this point, it's now uploaded a guide on how...

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  • Talking Point How Were You Introduced To Metroid?

    Lets get this morph ball rollin'

    In case you didn't know, tomorrow (Monday, August 15th) marks the 35th Anniversary of Metroid's NES launch in North America. That's insane, right? 35 years! Do you feel old yet? In the years and decades since its debut in 1987 ('86 in Japan), the Metroid franchise has gone on to become one of Nintendo's tentpole...

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  • News Avatar: The Last Airbender Nintendo Switch Listing Surfaces Online

    A new game could be coming

    Fans of the American anime-style cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender could be getting a new game soon. A listing on Amazon Japan has seemingly revealed an unannounced game titled 'Avatar: The Last Airbender - Quest for Balance'. It's apparently coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 according to the website...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

    There's something in the wind...

    Hello folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! In last week's edition, we took a look at The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap for the GBA; perhaps one of the most underrated entries to Nintendo's enduring franchise. Japan once again took the lion's share of votes with a whopping 76%. Europe came in...

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  • News Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Team Talks About The Game's Messy Launch

    The result of a "perfect storm" of challenges

    The release of Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition on the Nintendo Switch in June should have been celebrated. Instead, it ended up becoming a living nightmare for the team at Nightdive Studios. In a recent interview with PCGamesN, the company's director of business development, Larry Kuperman, went into...

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    • Switch eShop

Saturday13th Aug 2022

  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Reminds Nintendo Fans About 3DS & Wii U eShop Closure Dates

    "It's my last chance"

    As you probably know by now, Nintendo is discontinuing the 3DS and Wii U eShop as of 28th March 2023. And later this month on 29th August, you'll no longer be able to add eShop card funds (aka points) to accounts. This is happening worldwide, and as a result - Nintendo fans around the globe are grabbing certain digital titles...

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    • 3DS
  • Soapbox Yes, You Really Should Do All Of Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Sidequests

    Live to sidequest

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Alana says you should do all of the sidequests in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 because they're that good. Or at least most of them… The Xenoblade series is known for many things...

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  • News Nintendo's Multiplayer Showdown Sale Ends This Weekend (Europe)

    Update: Get these deals before they're gone!

    Update: As a friendly reminder, Nintendo's Multiplayer Showdown sale is coming to an end this weekend. Make sure to download any games that have caught your eye by Sunday 14th August, and remember to take advantage of our discounted eShop credit vouchers to save even more on the sale (details further down...

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  • News A New South Park Game Has Been Teased

    Expect lots of toilet humour...

    THQ Nordic's latest digital showcase shared all sorts of game announcements, but perhaps the highlight of the lot was the final teaser right at the very end. The company has officially confirmed a new South Park game is in development, cutting down its list of unannounced games by one. Apart from this, the only other...

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  • Video Bandai Namco Shares Pac-Man World Re-Pac Graphics Comparison

    Update: See Areas 3 & 4 alongside the original release

    Update [Sat 13th Aug, 2022 07:00 BST]: Bandai Namco has released a new comparison trailer, this time showcasing Areas 3 and 4. You can take a look above. Original article [Sun 7th Aug, 2022 17:00 BST]: One of the games you might want to be on the lookout for later this month is Pac-Man World...

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  • Video THQ Nordic Shows Off New Trailers For SpongeBob SquarePants And AEW

    Take a look

    It's that time of year where video game companies are hosting showcases, and the latest one was from THQ Nordic. For Switch fans, THQ shared new trailers of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake and AEW: Fight Forever. The new SpongeBob game was originally revealed to the world last year. And AEW was more recently confirmed at the...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 13th)

    We're starting a cult...

    The heat's back, and we're desperately trying to stay indoors here at Nintendo Life. We've got a round-up of everything that was shown off in the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct! Also, were feeling a bit peckish after Kirby's Dream Buffet got a release date. And there's a beautiful

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  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Event Has Been Announced

    Update: First code for Ash's Dracovish is now live

    Update: The code for Ash's Dracovish is now live — GANJ0UAG0882. Enjoy! Original Story: It's been another exciting week for the Pokémon series - with the reveal of new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet information. We've seen more new 'mon, discovered a bit more about the new region Paldea and found...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: August 2022 - Animal Crossing, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Xenoblade Chronicles 3

    Earn Platinum Points to unlock new icons

    Nintendo first added 'Missions' and 'Rewards' to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service in April 2022. These elements can be accessed by navigating to the NSO icon on your Switch home screen, then selecting the 'Missions & Rewards' section. Here, you'll find a list of available missions, which...

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    • Nintendo Switch Online
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  • News Hogwarts Legacy Release Date Announced, Just Not For The Switch

    "The Nintendo Switch launch date will be revealed soon"

    Hogwarts Legacy, the upcoming action RPG based on the world of Harry Potter, has bagged a firm release date... Just not for the Switch. If you're on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC, you'll be playing Hogwarts Legacy on February 10th, 2023. It seems, however, that developer Avalanche Software needs a...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News London Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store Reservations Are Now Open

    Update: Gotta book 'em now!

    Update [Fri 12th Aug, 2022 12:30 BST]: Online reservations have now opened for the Pokémon Center Pop-Up Store in London! At the time of writing, you can reserve a slot for all five days that the Pokémon Center in London is officially open, and you can book for up to four people. If you're interested in attending next...

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  • Guide Best Sandbox Games On Nintendo Switch

    Grab your bucket and spade!

    When you were a kid, "sandbox" meant "small plastic box, usually full of sand and ants, which lets you pretend you're at the beach even though you're in a nursery down the road from your parents' workplace". As an adult, "sandbox" either means "a game that lets you choose most of your goals" or "ant-filled nightmare that...

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  • News Nintendo President Says Switch Production Is "Uncertain" Next Year

    "We only have a clear production outlook for this year"

    In an interview with Nikkei, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa says that, while semiconductor supply issues are looking to improve for the remainder of this fiscal year, next year looks more "uncertain". This follows the publication of Nintendo's financial report for Q1 2022-2023. In last...

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    • Hardware
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  • Random Kirby's Voice Actor Surprises At Anniversary Concert, And Everyone Loves Her

    Of course they do!

    Kirby's 30th Anniversary Music Fest gave us plenty of surprises yesterday on top of some top-tier renditions of incredible Kirby music, but one of the concert's biggest "wow" moments from a certain guest appearance — Kirby's voice actor. Yes, Kirby really does have a voice; it's not just a conglomeration of noises! But, even...

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  • News Sunsoft Hosting New Digital Event To Announce Upcoming Titles

    For "fans old and new"

    Sunsoft, the company behind series like Blaster Master, has announced it will be hosting a new digital event next week on August 18th. At this event it intends to unveil its plans for titles due out for the remainder of 2022 and also the year ahead. In a PR, Sunsoft general manager, Yuichi Ochi mentioned how the company was...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Capcom To Showcase Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection At TGS

    More Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak content also available

    There's only one month to go until the Tokyo Game Show, which starts on September 15th, and Capcom has today started to reveal what we can expect them to show off this year. For Nintendo fans, the answer is not much, but there are a few things to be excited about. Four games will be...

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  • News Owlboy Devs Move From Birds To Vikings In Its Bouncy Co-Op Follow-Up

    A match made in Valhalla

    Here at Nintendo Life, we are suckers for game titles which are so weird that you can't help but laugh, and we think that D-Pad Studio's upcoming release may just take the biscuit. The development team behind 2018's stunning pixel platformer, Owlboy, is back with — are you ready for this one? — Vikings on Trampolines!...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Video Will Switch First-Party Games Ever Get A Permanent Price Drop?

    Probably not, honestly

    More than five years after its initial launch, the Switch has amassed a vast library of first-party games from Nintendo, including the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. What's apparent with these titles, however (and indeed the entire...

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  • PSA Switch Online Splatoon 2 Gear Distribution To Be Discontinued August 31st (Japan)

    Players will have until December to redeem codes

    As Inklings and Octolings around the globe look forward to the release of Splatoon 3, it seems Nintendo is just as busy winding down the services and goodies that shipped alongside Splatoon 2, when it was originally released. This includes the exclusive Switch Online Splatoon 2 gear. As you might...

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  • News This Huge Star Fox Mod Adds New Levels, Ships, Weapons, And Even Multiplayer

    Is the frontier of space really so final?

    There has been no solid news of a Star Fox game on the Switch and Nintendo fans are growing restless. None more so is this case than modder KandoWontu who is getting close to completing work on 'Star Fox Exploration Showcase', a mod for the 16-bit SNES classic which not only strives to adapt the original...

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  • Random Pokémon Distribution Event At The World Championships Is Appropriately British

    Fancy a cuppa?

    Distribution events for Pokémon Sword & Shield are still ongoing, almost three years after the game's release. At the moment, you can get Dracovish, and for the next few weeks, you'll be able to acquire Ash's entire team from the anime. Further reading - A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Event Has Been...

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  • News Splatoon 3's Weapons Are Brought To Life In These Japanese Commercials

    These items are not to be missed

    The Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct revealed a whole lotta info about the upcoming sequel, including new game modes, maps and weapons. It is the latter of these that immediately caught our eye, with the slashing Splatana Wiper and accurate Tri-Stringer both promising to make an inky splash on the battlefield when the game...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
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  • News Zavvi Launches Pokémon Legendary Collection Clothing Line And Special Holiday Calendars

    Zapdos shoes! Mewtwo bucket hat! Pumpkin Bulbasaur?

    Entertainment retailer Zavvi has released a new Pokémon clothing range called the 'Legendary Collection', offering up a nice selection of t-shirts and shoes, as well as a couple of other items. All the items are available to buy right now, so if there's anything that catches your eye, now's your...

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  • News Super Smash Con Celebrates All Things Smash Bros. Until August 14th (US)

    Tournaments, indie showcases and more

    EVO 2022 provided many great fighting moments this year, but one major title missing from the event was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nintendo appears to have moved on, instead choosing to host its own events. Fortunately, there are other events stepping up, and one of them is Super Smash Con - taking place at...

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  • News GoldenEye 007 Documentary 'GoldenEra' Snapped Up By Streaming Giant Cinedigm

    Great with a martini

    As we all wait for the re-release of GoldenEye 007 that may or may not happen (at this rate, we'll probably believe it when we see that sweet icon on our Switch home screens), you might want to check out a pretty awesome documentary on the making of the N64 classic from production company Altitude Films. It's a solid feature...

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  • News Veteran Capcom Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi Joins NetEase Games

    Moving on after 27 years

    Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has announced his departure from Capcom after 27 years. To mark his 50th birthday he'll be filling the same roll over at the Chinese video game giant NetEase. Kobayashi started out as a programmer on the Resident Evil series in the '90s and took up producer roles for series like Dino...

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    • Nintendo Switch