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  • News Warframe On Switch Just Got A Cross Platform Play Update

    "Bringing together Tenno from across the globe"

    Remember last July when Digital Extremes announced it would be adding cross-play and cross-save support to its hit free-to-play title, Warframe? Well, cross platform play is now officially available. In a new update, the company announced cross platform play was finally supported for PC, Xbox,...

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  • Feature Our Verdict On Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 Update - New Stages, Weapons, And Modes

    A splat in the right direction

    Splatoon 3 came out back in September and we've been having a great time with it ever since. While the list of tweaks and additions in this threequel was long, and the mechanics have never been smoother, there were some out there (us included, to an extent) who felt that the series' third entry was good, but...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 3rd)

    Splatting, catching and slashing

    "How many different franchise can we feasibly hear news about this week?" We might have asked on Monday here at Nintendo life. The answer: all of them. The past seven days have seen us reporting on the new Mario movie trailer, breaking down the intricacies of Splatoon 3's new update, reporting on Nintendo Switch...

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  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Receives Its First Title Update On Switch

    Fixes bug that prevented 100% completion & more

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was an amazing game, but as many players progressed in the game they discovered they were unable to 100% the title. Fortunately, the team at Ubisoft has now addressed this in a patch update. This update is roughly a 176MB update and comes with a number of fixes and...

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  • Video 11 Exciting New Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In December

    Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 3, Crisis Core & more

    We've made it to the final month of 2022, everyone! It's been another action-packed year of gaming, and while we didn't get everything we necessarily wanted, it was still a fun ride on the Nintendo Switch front. So, what's there to look forward to in December? Well, apart from Inscryption, which is...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Has Begun

    Catch a special Charizard

    Update [Sat 3rd Dec, 2022 00:30 GMT]: This event is currently underway, so if you haven't already joined in on the fun, do it while you still can. This Tera Raid Battle will run until the 4th of December and will take place again on 15th - 18th of December. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:00 GMT]: Following the...

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YesterdayFri, 2nd Dec 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Walkthrough, All Gyms, Evolutions, Collectibles, Tips, And Tricks

    Gotta catch 'em all?

    Welcome to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Walkthrough — which includes the Full Paldea Pokédex, plus tips to conquer Victory Road and all gym leaders, the Path of Legends and all Titan Pokémon, and Starfall Street and Team Star — will guide you through the game...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.1.0 Now Available, Nintendo Apologises For Performance Issues & Bugs

    Nintendo: "We take the feedback from players seriously"

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 00:55 GMT]: Version 1.1.0 is officially live! To manually update the title, press + on the home menu game icon and then select the 'software update' option. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:15 GMT]: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been available on the...

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  • News Nintendo's Huge Cyber Deals Sale Ends Soon, Up To 50% Off Switch eShop Games (North America)

    First-party games include Mario, Zelda, and more

    Update: Nintendo's huge Cyber sale ends this weekend, wrapping up at 11:59 pm PT on Sunday 4th December. Consider this your final warning to pick up some of these great deals – and remember to grab some of our discounted eShop credit to save even further on your favourite games (details below)...

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  • Guide Fire Emblem Engage Characters - Every New And Returning Hero Revealed So Far

    Update: Return of Byleth

    Fire Emblem Engage is set to come to Switch on 23rd January, 2023, bringing the series to the new world of Elyos. As we have come to expect from the franchise, Engage will introduce us to a new team of heroes but, as confirmed by Nintendo, there are also set to be cameos from few recognisable faces of entries past. Summoned...

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  • News Nintendo Releases Full Statement After Cancellation Of Smash World Tour

    Update: Nintendo offers an explanation

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 11:30 GMT]: We heard earlier this week that the unofficial Smash Bros. championships and upcoming tour would be cancelled with immediate effect after receiving a cease and desist notice from Nintendo. This was expected to cost the tournament a huge amount of money in cancellation fees...

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  • Video Here's A Look At Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Performance (Version 1.1.0)

    New update apparently "improves the performance"

    Following Nintendo's apology yesterday about the tech issues and bugs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the new entries have now been updated to Version 1.1.0. In the official patch notes it was mentioned how "select bugs" would be fixed, and now that this update has been released, there are already...

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  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For December 2022 And January 2023

    Fire Emblem! Dragon Quest! Final Fantasy!

    The turn of the year is never the busiest of times for shiny new releases, but with Nintendo's next major title just around the corner, there's still enough on offer if you're looking to treat yourself. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over December and...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise Is No Longer A Nintendo Switch Console Exclusive

    PlayStation, Xbox & Game Pass releases confirmed

    Before Monster Hunter Rise was even released on Nintendo Switch, it was revealed the new game would be getting a PC release roughly a year later. The base game was then followed up by the Sunbreak expansion earlier this year in June. Now, in another update, Capcom's long-running series is no longer a...

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    • Monster Hunter
    • Sunbreak
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  • News Good Smile Company Reveals Stunning New Fire Emblem Figure, Pre-Orders Live

    Fire Emblem Heroes gets some love

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 01:55 GMT]: Pre-orders for this stunning figure are now live on Play-Asia. They'll be open until 6th March 2023. It'll set you back around $297.99 USD (Japan) / $251.99 USD (Hong Kong) and is expected to ship on 29th February 2024. Original article [Sat 26th Nov, 2022 16:00 GMT]: The...

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  • News The Outbound Ghost Dev Issues An Apology Regarding Switch Performance Issues

    "I never wanted this version of the game to come out"

    We have been hotly anticipating the release of The Outbound Ghost for a good few months now. A 2.5D Paper Mario tribute with an adorable little ghosty as the main character? What's not to like! Unfortunately, it seems that the game which was released on Switch yesterday is not the version that...

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    • Indie
  • Feature Which Characters Are Next For Disney Dreamlight Valley? Every Hint From The Game

    Who's next to be welcomed into the valley?

    We now have confirmation that the next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will bring Toy Story characters, clothing, furniture, and a themed realm to the game. We've also seen very strong hints at Stitch from Lilo and Stitch coming to the game as part of a winter update

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  • Guide The Game Awards 2022: Where And When To Watch The Game Awards

    It's Geoffmas once more!

    The Game Awards 2022 is just around the corner, and we're ready to settle down with a warm glass of Mountain Dew and put out milk and cookies for Santa Geoff as he gets ready to drop a bag of trailers down our chimneys. It may seem like slim pickings for Nintendo this year, but the Switch isn't doing too badly — and...

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  • Review Soccer Story - A Football Adventure With Plenty Of Extra Time

    Yes, it's quite like Golf Story

    It's a very normal part of the gaming industry for an out-of-the-blue smash hit to define a subgenre and, in the process, inspire a number of similar games. When Golf Story arrived on Switch in 2017, taking the RPG slant of Game Boy Color's Mario Golf and pushing it in new directions, it set a particular tone for...

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    • Football
    • Soccer
  • Review Warp Drive - An F-Zero-Inspired Racer With Promise And Performance Woes

    Show me ya moves!

    Fun fact: if F-Zero GX—the last home console game in Nintendo’s seminal futuristic racing series—were a person, they would be old enough to vote now. Indeed, it’s been far too long since we’ve gotten a new F-Zero, which has led to copycats filling the void as best as they can. Some of these, like Fast RMX or WipEout Omega...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's Official Magazine For Winter 2022 Gets English Digital Release

    Featuring exclusive Deep Cut interview

    We saw the cover of this season's Nintendo Magazine a few weeks back now - a gorgeous 3D render of a Splatoon 3 Inkling and Smallfry - but with the content only available in Japanese, we had to be content with just looking at the pictures. Fortunately, a digital copy of the mag is now available in English,...

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  • News Animal Crossing Style Game Hokko Life Gets A "Performance Update" On Switch

    Next update "coming soon"

    If you enjoy lifestyle sims like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and are looking for something else to play, now is a great time to revisit Team17's Hokko Life. A new post on the publisher's official website reveals the Nintendo Switch version of the game has just been updated. Hokko Life made its debut on Nintendo's hybrid...

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  • News Retro-Inspired Metroidvania 'Haiku The Robot' Gets New Game Mode In Mid-December Update

    Up for a challenge?

    Remember back in September when it seemed that every game ever was getting released all at once? One such title to land on the Switch in this period was Haiku the Robot - a post-apocalypse-set metroidvania with an adorable main character which looked like it had leaped right off of a GBA cartridge. Now the game is getting its...

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  • News Shmups 'Dezatopia' And 'Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo' Lock Onto Physical Combo Release

    Pew pew times two

    Strictly Limited Games has announced that it is bringing two new shoot 'em ups - Dezatopia and Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo - together for a combo physical release with pre-orders opening on 4th December. The Japanese indie shooters being packaged together in such a way is perfect for all those out there who are prone to reaching the...

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Thursday1st Dec 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Mystery Gift Codes List

    All the current Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift codes

    Mystery Gifts are returning for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that means you'll be able to get various Poké freebies over the coming months (and years!). The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be releasing various special distributions for the games to give fans unique rewards, and...

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  • News New Game From Breath Of The Wild Dev Looks Like A Stunning Mix Of Disney, Anime And Zelda

    An open-world dress-up adventure

    The first trailer has released for an upcoming open world dress-up RPG, Infinity Nikki, which is being helmed by none other than Zelda alumni, Kentaro Tominaga (thanks, Kotaku). A former designer on Breath of the Wild before directing the game's successful Expans

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    • Anime
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  • Soapbox Xenoblade Chronicles X's Influence Is Bigger Than You Think

    So why is it *still* stuck on the Wii U?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, on the 5th anniversary of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's release, Alana wants to celebrate the influence of its predecessor and series spin-off... Xenoblade...

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  • News Borderlands 3 Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Sound familiar?

    Borderlands 3, the FPS sequel from Gearbox Software, has been rated by Europe's Pan European Game Information (PEGI) for the Nintendo Switch, potentially indicating an upcoming launch. The rating was applied today, December 1st, and has been included on all versions of the game and all of its downloadable content. For a full...

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  • Random There's Now A Fully Animated Ace Attorney Musical On YouTube

    The hills are alive with the sound of objections

    Did you know there's an unofficial Ace Attorney musical out there? We can't believe we're only just learning about it, because it's been around since 2007. 2007!!! However, it turns out that it might be the perfect time to find out about Turnabout: An Ace Attorney Musical, because the 90-minute first...

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  • News Monolith Soft Celebrates Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Fifth Anniversary With Special Artwork

    Download some free wallpapers

    Today marks a special milestone for the Xenoblade series - with the second game in the series Xenoblade Chronicles 2 turning five years old. Yep, it's now half a decade old! To celebrate this very occasion, Monolith Soft has actually released some special wallpapers on its official website. You can get a mobile one of...

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  • Rumour Map For Super Nintendo World Hollywood Appears To Have Leaked Online

    If only they knew a plumber...

    There is very little that we officially know about the Super Nintendo World coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood apart from that 1) it is really happening, and 2) it will have a Mario Kart ride. But more information concerning the build may have just leaked online (thanks, WDW). Reportedly found in an upcoming...

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  • News Sonic Frontiers Reveals Free DLC Road Map For 2023 - New Story, Playable Characters & More

    A free 'Holiday Cheer Suit' is also being added

    Following the special Sonic Frontiers collaboration with Monster Hunter earlier this month, Sega has now revealed its plans for even more free updates. The game company has revealed a new '2023 content road map' - featuring a total of three updates. Players can expect all sorts of content including a...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Mini Review Railbound - A Cute Locomotive Puzzler On The Perfect Platform

    You have to draw the line somewhere

    Railbound, the latest title from Polish studio Afterburner, makers of Golf Peaks and inbento, is a super-cute puzzler of polished presentation and deceptively monstrous difficulty. It starts ever so innocently, asking for a little railway line to connect a carriage to its engine, and sings with toots and chuffs as...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Mini Review Sword Of The Vagrant - Solid But Unremarkable Hack-And-Slashing

    Vanillish

    After launching on Steam in 2017, O.T.K Games’ The Vagrant has finally released on consoles with the new alias Sword of the Vagrant. The game is heavily inspired by the games of Vanillaware; renowned developers of games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Dragon’s Crown. This inspiration can be seen straight away with the wonderful...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Team Star Boss Rematches

    I'll give you S.T.A.R.S!

    Team Star may have reformed and turned a new leaf by the end of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, that doesn't mean they're not still ready to take you on again. You can rechallenge all five Team Star Bosses in the postgame, and we've got all of their teams here for you to study up on. Here's how to rematch, and beat, all...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Tera Raid Online And With Friends

    Tera-iffic

    Raiding with friends is fun! And Pokémon Scarlet and Violet carry on the Galar region's Gigantamax Raid tradition by letting you take on (and catch) powerful Pokémon. These can sometimes have unique Tera types, but often, the higher-level raids are much easier and more rewarding when taking them down with others. You can also use this...

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  • News Persona 5 Royal's Release On Switch Contributes To Over 1 Million Total Sales

    Persona series surpasses 16 million

    In a message shared online, Atlus has confirmed that the recent launch of Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC has now surpassed 1 million units sold. This figure accounts for sales across digital platforms and physical retail copies. Additionally, when including the original...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Ranked Battle: Series 1 Gets Underway

    Test your trainer skills in head-to-head battles

    Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has a number of live service features and today marks the launch of the first Ranked Battle series. Ranked Battle: Series 1 allows trainers around the globe to participate in special battles to help them get to Master Rank. You can use certain pocket monsters in battle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Random Splatoon 3 Players Are In Love With This Weird Little Guy

    And so are we

    The Splatoon 3 Plaza is experiencing somewhat of a trend lately, but no one really knows what it is — just that it's him. The "him" in question is, as the lead image implies, a strange little creature with no name, often just known as "animal" or "the animal", sometimes just as "he". He appears different in everyone's...

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  • Nintendo Download 1st December (North America)

    Inscryption! Romacing SaGa! Witch on the Holy Night!

    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: Romancing SaGa...

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  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Are Gaining On Splatoon 3's Total Sales

    Another half a million in the bag

    The latest Japanese Charts data is here and it's another strong week for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, with the duo achieving another 577,279 sales over the course of the week to put them at a total of 3,114,571. Splatoon 3, meanwhile, added another 39,322 sales to make up a total of 3,407,477. What this means is...

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  • News Game Freak Registers Trademark For Potential 'Pocket Card Jockey' Sequel

    Or could it be a remake..?

    Game Freak, the core developer behind the Pokémon franchise, released a much loved 3DS title back in 2013 called Pocket Card Jockey. Exclusive to Japan for three years, it eventually made its way to other regions in 2016 to positive reception. Now, it appears there may be a new game on the horizon, as a trademark for...

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  • News Paper Mario-Inspired RPG 'Flynt Buckler Wakes The Sleepy Castle' Smashes Funding Goal

    Aiming for a 2024 release

    A veritable cornucopia of Paper Mario-likes are either making their way to the Switch, or are already available — so many that we've got a list of the best Paper Mario-likes, even! And for those of you who can't get enough of games about two-dimensional protagonists, today is an extra special day, because not only is

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Where To Find Zorua

    He's a sneaky lad

    Zorua is a cute little fox Pokémon, but in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, it's hard to find — because it likes to disguise itself as other Pokémon, like a Zorua. But Zorua is also far more skittish than a Zorua, so finding one and catching one can be very difficult. Here's how to find your very own Zorua! Pokémon Scarlet...

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  • News Ninja Gaiden Inspired 'Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider' Launches Next Month

    What a way to kick off 2023

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and devleoper Joymasher have announced that the upcoming pixel art action-platformer Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will launch on the Nintendo Switch on January 12th, 2023. It wasn't long ago that 2023 still felt like an age away, but the game's release is now only a little over a month away, and...

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  • News Disney Speedstorm Hits The Brakes As Release Date Is Pushed Into 2023

    A screeching halt

    Remember back in the hazy days of this February's Nintendo Direct when Disney Speedstorm was announced to be coming to Switch in the Summer? That obviously never came into fruition, and now the developer, Gameloft, has made the decision to delay the game further into next year. In a statement sent out via the official...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Online's Missions And Rewards Scheme Adds Splatoon 3 Icons

    Fresh!

    It's December folks, and you know what that means: yes, it's time to start each morning with a cheap little chunk of chocolate from our advent calendars. Not only that though, but Nintendo has added a bunch of fresh icons to its 'Missions and Rewards' scheme for Nintendo Switch Online. This time, they're Splatoon 3 themed and will be...

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  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: All In-Game Gift Codes

    Get free stuff!

    Did you know Disney Dreamlight Valley has gift codes? It's true — you can get free gifts by typing in the codes below, and there will be more released alongside updates to come. Complete list of active Disney Dreamlight Valley gift codes: Below is a full list of the gift codes you can currently redeem in Disney Dreamlight Valley...

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Wednesday30th Nov 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Unlock 6-Star Raids

    Star Raids for some Star Bucks

    If you're someone who thinks Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a bit too easy, then you should seek out 6-Star Raids. These Tera Raids are the game's most difficult challenge, and you'll need to have the best Pokémon in order to secure victory. They're so tough that you can't even access them until you've beaten the...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Sandwiches Explained - All Sandwich Recipes And Ingredients

    Which 'wich will scratch the itch

    Getting sandwich recipes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and making sandwiches makes tracking down certain Pokémon much more convenient and helps you fill the Paldea Pokédex faster. The right recipe can even help raise your chances of catching a Shiny Pokémon, though getting to that point takes a bit of time and...

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  • Deals Save On Switch Games And eShop Credit In Nintendo Life's Black Friday Sale

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update: Here's a friendly reminder that our Black Friday sale ends today. If you're wanting to stock up on discounted Switch eShop credit or pick up some digital games, use code 'BLACKFRIDAY' on the deals below before the sale ends! November usually means two things: the weather's turning absolutely miserable (blergh), and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Hyper Training And How To Get Bottle Caps

    It's super effective!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Bottle Caps are your ticket to hyper training and higher IV levels. Hyper training is an endgame activity that mostly benefits competitive players, but if you want to get as much as possible from your favorite Paldea Pokémon, this is the way to do it. This guide explains how to get Bottle Caps and...

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  • News Nintendo's Huge Black Friday eShop Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off Switch Games (Europe)

    Here's your last chance!

    Update: Today's your final day to take advantage of the savings in Nintendo of Europe's Black Friday eShop sale. Our own Black Friday sale, offering you 10% off eShop credit which can be spent in the sale to save even more money, also ends today. Original Article: The Switch eShop Black Friday sale teased earlier in the...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Shell Bell

    Ring a dingle ling

    How to get the Shell Bell in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is something you want to figure out as early as you can in your Paldean adventure. Whether you’re interested in competitive play or not, the Shell Bell is one of Pokémon’s most useful hold items if you prefer an offense-heavy approach to battling. This guide explains...

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  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Is Getting A Winter Themed Update Alongside Toy Story Content

    "There's nothing small about the amount of content that awaits you"

    The next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will add Buzz, Woody, and a new Toy Story realm to the game, but it turns out that there's even more content that will be added alongside whatever they could find in Andy's toybox. As teased the other day in a cryptic emoji tweet, the...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Academy Ace Tournament - How To Unlock, How To Beat

    You're an Ace Trainer

    The Academy Ace Tournament is one of the biggest challenges in Paldea while also being a big celebration for you. It's a great place to train underlevelled Pokémon, while also getting to duke it out with your fellow students and teachers. Here's how you unlock the Ace Academy Tournament in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Gym Leader Rematches

    Second time's a charm

    Once you've finished all three story paths, unlocked the final one, and seen the credits, you might think that the Paldea region is all over. But there are more challenges waiting for you in the postgame of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. The first of these is taking on all of the Gym Leaders in a rematch. Here's how to...

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  • News Totally New 30-Second Super Mario Movie Trailer Appears Out Of Nowhere

    Update: Copyright claimed by NBC Universal

    Update #2: These clips have now been copyright claimed by NBC Universal, but the same footage is still floating about on social media. Update: It seems that another shorter clip — this time in Spanish — has surfaced, as posted by @misterduby on Twitter, featuring more new footage and an encounter...

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  • News Splatoon 3 Version 2.0.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    An absolutely huge update has arrived

    Update [Wed 30th Nov, 2022 05:45 GMT]: Version 2.0.0 of Splatoon 3 is officially live and you can download it now. You'll either be prompted to update the game when you boot it up, or you can perform a manual update within the software menu. Original story [Tue 29th Nov, 2022 03:00 GMT]: Nintendo has announced...

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  • Gallery Nintendo Uploads New Mario Movie Posters

    Jump up, super star

    Following some poster leaks yesterday, Nintendo has now officially uploaded some new ones to social media. It gives fans a much better look at Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Bowser. Here they are in all their glory: The Super Mario Bros. Movie will launch in cinemas next year on 7th April. You catch the...

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  • Random Unseen Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Proto Footage Found On Rare VHS Tape

    Hey! Look! Listen!

    We love a bit of unseen footage here at Nintendo Life - especially when Zelda is involved. The N64 games have often been goldmines for this, with original trailers winding up on VHS tapes years later and revealing a whole host of unseen goodness for some classic titles. One such example has recently been the case for a little...

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  • Review Front Mission 1st: Remake - Impressive Visuals, But A Slog On The Battlefield

    Best pray to the RNG gods

    As the saying goes, war never changes, but this is only partly true of the Front Mission series, which puts players in control of a group of wanzer pilots as they try to outmanoeuvre the opposing side. The first game in the series has seen a whole host of remakes and releases, with the latest, Front Mission 1st: Remake,...

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  • Poll What Do You Think Of Donkey Kong's New Look In The Mario Movie?

    Inspired by the "original character"

    One character we weren't necessarily expecting to see in the latest Mario Movie trailer was the king of the jungle, Donkey Kong. During the short Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto introduced Donkey Kong's voice actor Seth Rogen and also mentioned how the character had a new look: Shigeru Miyamoto: "It's been...

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  • News Minecraft Receives A Sizeable New Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Spectator mode, skins and more

    Mojang has released the full patch notes for the latest update in Minecraft and this one is a biggie. What's more, it's available to download right now! Amongst all of the usual bug fixes and improvements, the ver. 1.19.50 update introduces Spectator Mode into the game. This feature has been in an experimental stage...

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  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Urbosa Treated To Gorgeous Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Update: Early bird pricing ends tomorrow

    Update: Just a quick reminder that if you're wanting to get your hands on the Urbosa statue, we'd recommend getting on it pretty sharpish as the Early Bird discount shown below ends tomorrow, 1st December! Original Article: First 4 Figures has unveiled the latest statue in its line of gorgeous Legend of...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: What Are Marks And Ribbons? How To Give Your Pokémon A Title

    Pikachu the Pokémon Fan

    If you've been messing around in your Pokémon's summaries, you may have noticed something that looks a little bit like this: If you're wondering what these mysterious badges mean, what they do, and how to get them, then look no further — we've got a comprehensive guide to Ribbons and Marks for you, so you can customise...

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  • Random Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Are Speculating About A Hidden Secret Pokémon

    Do not read unless you've finished the game!

    Welcome to the Theory Corner, folks. Put on your tinfoil hat and grab your tinfoil popcorn, because today we're going to be diving deep into some intricate, confusing, entirelyspeculative Pokémon lore. Of course, this is post-game lore, so please — if you haven't finished the game, or you don't want...

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  • News The Mario Movie Will Be Coming Out Early In Some Parts Of The World

    Europe, Australia, and South America get lucky

    With yesterday's brand-new Mario Movie trailer, and a new ad spot dropping earlier today, we've got even more news for Illumination's upcoming animated movie about the Italian plumber and his adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. As spotted by

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  • Random More Kong Cameos Spotted In The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The DK Crew are here

    If you're hoping to see more Kongs in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, you're in luck. Eagle-eyed fans appear to have spotted Dixie Kong, Diddy Kong and Swanky Kong (Donkey Kong Country 3) in the new Donkey Kong promotional poster. Diddy made his first appearance in Donkey Kong Country (1994) and Dixie followed in Donkey...

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  • News Forever Limited Unveils Three Physical Editions For Front Mission 1st: Remake

    Let's get physical, physical

    Front Mission 1st: Remake is out today on the Nintendo Switch eShop, heralding the glorious return of the SNES tactical role-playing game since its initial release back in 1995. We know you all love a good physical edition though, so the fine folks over at Forever Limited have you completely covered with not one, but...

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  • Review Astronite - 1-Bit Metroidvania Adventuring With A Dash Of Dark Souls

    The full Spectrum

    Astronite looks like it hails from the ZX Spectrum, and that’s precisely its goal. Touted as a “1-bit Metroidvania”, it’s rendered in stark black and white, with thin line art and all the evocative hallmarks of PC gaming's bygone age. It even features little floppy disk icons at its save points and old-style telephones at...

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  • PSA Dragalia Lost Has Ended Its Service As Planned

    Farewell, friend

    If you happen to have booted up Dragalia Lost in the last few hours (and we'll be totally honest here: we certainly didn't), chances are you'll have been greeted by an end-of-service notification, because Nintendo has shut down the title as planned following its announcement earlier this year. The mobile RPG, developed by Cygames,...

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  • News Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Is Looking Slick In New Story Trailer

    RPG launches February 2023

    Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming RPG, Tales of Symphonia Remastered, due for launch on February 17th, 2023. Focusing on the story, the new trailer showcases Lloyd Irving and a bunch of his friends against a backdrop of very dramatic music. Nice. The original game first launched for the...

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  • Random Lead Actors In The Spanish Mario Movie Trailer Are Bros. In Real Life

    It's a family affair

    Yesterday's trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie has once again got us all kinds of excited to see Nintendo's favourite plumber brought to the big screen - prepare to have us pointing out every reference like that one DiCaprio meme every three minutes. While this second look let us hear a little more of Chris Pratt's Mario...

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  • Soapbox Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Is The Most Friction-Free Pokémon Yet

    We can go where we want to

    I often tell people that I am not a Pokémon fan. I say this while sitting in a Pikachu-branded chair, with my handmade Snom figurine hanging out on my desk next to my my off-brand plastic Swinub figurine, having played 90% of the available Pokémon games out there (I didn't bother with Black and White 2 and I didn't like...

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  • News My Nintendo Store UK Adds New Splatoon 3 Stickers Reward

    Stick it to the man

    We are all gearing up for the release of Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 in but a few hours, and it looks like the UK's My Nintendo Store is getting in on the action by adding a new franchise-themed reward to its catalogue. From today, the store is offering the Splatoon 3 Sticker Set for 300 Platinum Points. This consists of...

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  • News Legendary Urshifu Brings The Fight To Pokémon Unite Tomorrow

    I know Kubfu!

    After a datamine back in September revealed the next slate of 'mon to be joining the Pokémon Unite roster, we feel like these reveals lost a sense of anticipation. Fortunately, all of the predicted monsters are out of the way now, so what follows should be back to surprises (unless there is another leak, that is). For the moment, at...

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  • News LEGO Brawls To Receive Free Festive Update This December

    New stage, Minifigures and more

    LEGO Brawls released on the Switch back in September to a less than favourable reception - we gave it a 4/10 in our review. But Bandai Namco is hoping to turn this all around for the Holidays as it has today announced a festive update, 'Jingle Brawls', will be available throughout December. The update promises to add...

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  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Fishing Guide - How To Fish, Where To Find Fish

    Finding Nemo

    Disney Dreamlight Valley's Animal Crossing-like gameplay wouldn't be complete without a fishing mini-game, but how do you get the ability to fish, and where can you find fish? We've got the tips ready for you! How to fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley Fishing in Disney Dreamlight Valley is quite straightforward. Equip your fishing...

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Tuesday29th Nov 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Roaring Moon And Iron Valiant

    Roar valiantly

    Once you reach the endgame of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you'll be able to catch a new kind of Pokémon — Paradox Pokémon. These are only available at the end of the game (and in the postgame), and they're all incredibly powerful. Two of the most powerful of these are Roaring Moon and Iron Valiant, and they're also pretty...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Where To Find The Mirror Herb

    Mirror H wants to battle!

    The Mirror Herb is a brand new Held Item introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. When held by one of your Pokémon, allows you to mirror your opponent's stat increase one time. Pretty handy! Though it has an even greater use when trying to teach Egg Moves to other Pokémon. But it's not just something you can pick up...

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  • News Mario Movie Posters Appear To Have Leaked Online, First Look At Peach & More

    Classic character also teased

    Uh-oh! It looks like there may have been a Super Mario Bros. Movie leak ahead of the second trailer reveal. As highlighted on certain social media websites and game forums, some new posters have surfaced online. In the first one, we've got an image of Mario and Luigi with a van in the background (Note: this van was...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Spiritomb

    Spiritomb-ed Away

    One of the most infamous Pokémon, Spiritomb is a pretty rare Pokémon in the Paldea region. it's always been pretty hard to catch, but with the scope of Scarlet & Violet's world, pinning down where Spiritomb spawns can be tricky. But not with us on hand. Here's where to catch Spiritomb in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Catch Shiny Pokémon And Improve Shiny Odds

    All that glitters is not Gold. It's Pokémon

    Getting Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes plenty of patience, just as in previous games – but thanks to the sandwich mechanic, possibly not quite as much as it did before. Shiny Pokémon are still quite rare, though you can significantly improve your chances in a few specific ways...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Slowpoke Into Slowking

    Slow is the king

    Gen 1's Slowpoke was one of the first Pokémon to get a split evolution line with the introduction of generation 2. And in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you can get Slowpoke's regal second form, Slowking, with a little bit of work. Here's where to find Slowpoke and how to evolve it into Slowking. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Slakoth - Slakoth Locations

    Zzzzzz

    Finding Slakoth locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes more patience than you might expect. This Normal-type Pokémon doesn’t like showing their sleepy face often, and depending on how much time you want to spend, you may be better off filling this page of your Paldea Pokédex by just breeding Vigoroth. This guide explains where to...

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  • Random Could Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Be The Final Part Of A Trilogy Of Zelda Games?

    A triforce of games, if you will

    We love a good tangle of theories here at NL, especially when it's anything to do with the Zelda series — a story so tangled that even its creators aren't really sure what it all means. So this latest theory intrigues us — the idea that Skyward Sword, Breath of the Wild, and Tears of the Kingdom will form a...

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  • Feature 14 Things That Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Get Absolutely Right

    It's not all jank and bugs!

    Let's get this out of the way: The technical state of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is pretty shocking. It's buggy, it's broken, and sure, it makes for very funny glitch videos, but for what a full-price Nintendo Switch game costs these days, it should have launched in a much better state. But we've already written...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Chansey Into Blissey

    Pure bliss

    A series staple Pokémon since Gen 1, Chansey makes a return in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet along with its evolution and pre-evolution. It's a bit of a pain to find and catch, and if you're not focused, it also might be a bit of a pain to evolve too. Here's how to catch Chansey, and evolve Chansey into Blissey. Pokémon Scarlet &...

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  • News Princess Peach And Donkey Kong Debut In New Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer

    "Our big adventure begins now!"

    The second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has just dropped, and it's jam-packed full of references, characters, and moments that series fans will love. Most importantly, if the leaks and yesterday's tweet from Nintendo didn't give it away, we got our first look at Princess Peach. Voiced by Anya...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Sports Golf Update Now Live, Here's What's Included

    Download it now

    Last week, Nintendo announced it would finally be rolling out its new free golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports. It's now officially gone live, meaning you should be able to update your copy and play it right now. This latest update bumps the game up to Version 1.3.0. Included with golf is the 'survival mode' - supporting...

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  • News Ubisoft Is Rebooting A Classic RTS Series On Nintendo Switch In 2023

    The Settlers return

    Ubisoft is rebooting the classic RTS city-building series The Settlers in 2023 with the launch of The Settlers: New Allies. While the French publisher has already been sharing regular updates, in the latest development video, it was revealed the game would also be coming to the Nintendo Switch and other console platforms...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Gothita - Gothita Locations

    Put a bow on it

    From the Unova region, Gothita is a Psychic type that, despite being a bit of a veteran Pokémon at this point, is pretty tough to find in Scarlet & Violet. But with our help, you can get your very own, and evolve it into the powerful Psychic-type Gothitelle. Here's where to find and how to catch Gothita, as well as how to...

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  • Video Nintendo Switch Sports' New Golf Update Is Exactly What You'd Expect

    More golf than you can golf golf

    The new golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports is out now after a bit of a delay, and our lovely Video Producer Alex has been checking it out over on our YouTube channel. He's not alone, though, as our brand new Pure Xbox Video Producer Craig "Good Boy" Reid has joined in the fun to see what all the fuss is about...

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  • Review Ship Of Fools - Roguelite Deck Defence That's A Blast With A Mate

    Cannon fodder

    If you’ve ever played a roguelite, you’ve seen it all before. Head out on a run, collect resources and equipment, fail at some point, use those resources to purchase upgrades, and try again and again, getting a little bit further each time until the Big Evil is defeated. In an increasingly crowded genre, Ship of Fools adheres to...

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  • News Splatoon 3's First Big Run Event Announced For Mid-December

    The Chill Season hots up

    We are but a few short days away from the release of Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 update on 1st December (or 30th November for America), and Nintendo has started to reveal when we can expect the season's events to kick off. While there is no word on anything Splatfest related as of yet, we do now know that Big Run - the...

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  • Watch Nintendo Direct: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Second Trailer - Live!

    Here we goooooo

    Trailer number two is just about here! We might have all been (quietly) expecting to see the Super Mario Bros. Movie debut a new trailer at The Game Awards next week, but leave it to Nintendo to surprise us. Today, at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT / 8am AET (30th Nov), we'll be getting our second glimpse at next year's animated movie...

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  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off His Impressive Controller Collection

    "Too many?"

    You might have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" before, but can the same also be applied to console controllers? Your answer may depend on your current living situation and, crucially, how much space you have in the house, but we reckon most would agree that an extra pad here and there is nothing to be sniffed...

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  • News Humongous Classic Collection Receiving Limited Run Physical Switch Release

    Six games, one collection

    If you're a fan of classic point and click games like Spy Fox, Pajama Sam and Freddi Fish, you might want to be on the lookout for the physical version of Humongous Classic Collection. Physical distributor Limited Run Games is releasing a physical version of the collection. With it you'll get the following games: Pajama...

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  • News Square Enix Unveils Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion 'Launch Trailer' Ahead Of Release

    Coming 13th December

    The term 'launch trailer' is thrown around a lot these days. If, in this instance, you read it used alongside Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and were instantly struck by fear of missing the game's release, worry not - the launch trailer may well be here, but the launch itself is still on 13th December. Once we had got...

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  • News The Nintendo Switch Was One Of The Top Black Friday Purchases This Year

    Did you get a good deal?

    The colossal holiday sale madness known as Black Friday or Cyber Week has just ended, with Cyber Monday wrapping up the weekend of deals. Adobe Analytics has assembled a bunch of graphs and stats for this year's shopping trends, and to no one's real surprise, the Nintendo Switch is way up there as one of the most...

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  • Random YouTuber Recreates Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Cutscenes With Full Voice Acting

    Pikachu will be played by Sir Ian McKellen

    Spoilers below — some late-game scenes from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet appear in this video! Amongst all the criticisms and praise for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, one particular issue has come to the surface most recently: The lack of voice acting. The Pokémon series has never had voice acting, of...

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  • News Upcoming 2D Platformer 'Onion Assault' Pays Homage To Super Mario Bros. 2

    From the director of Gunman Clive

    Bertil Hörberg, the Swedish game developer who brought us the modern classic 3DS title Gunman Clive, has recently been showcasing Onion Assault, an upcoming platformer that looks to pay loving homage to Super Mario Bros. 2. Based on the trailer above and the additional footage from Hörberg's below tweet, the game...

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  • News Mega Sceptile, Blaziken And Swampert Debut In Pokémon GO Event Next Week

    Hello from Hoenn

    The Season of Light is almost over in Pokémon GO, but Niantic has already announced that the next season is going to start off with a bang. Season nine, Mythical Wishes, will begin on 1st December and its opening event is bound to be a big one for fans of the Gen III starters. As if this article's title wasn't enough of a clue,...

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  • News New 'Mythical Wishes' Season Announced For Pokémon GO

    Starting this week

    The Season of Light is finally drawing to a close in Pokémon GO and Niantic has been quick off the bat to let us know what is in store next for the mobile franchise. 'Mythical Wishes' will be coming our way from 1st December and we already have a trailer showing off some of the things that we can expect - including the tease of...

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  • News The Universe Awaits In Two Point Campus' New 'Space Academy' Expansion

    Make it so!

    Two Point Studios has announced the first major DLC expansion for Two Point Campus, called Space Academy. Launching for Switch on December 12th, one week after other major platforms (of course), the DLC will features a boatload of new features, including anti-gravity simulations, space combat training, and the ability to harvest...

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  • News 'The Garden Path' Is A Cosy Real-Time Gardening Game Designed For Short Sessions

    Coming early 2023

    We've been excited for The Garden Path since we found out about it in August 2021, and spoke to its solo developer and illustrator Louis Durrant about its inspiration and its music later that month. Now, we've got a release window: Spring 2023, just in time for the winter frost to

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Monday28th Nov 2022

  • Guide Cyber Monday 2022: Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Consoles, Games, eShop Credit And More

    Plus microSD cards, toys and accessories

    There have been plenty of decent deals for Nintendo fans this Black Friday, but now it's time for Cyber Monday to bless us with even more fantastic savings. We're still busy keeping track of all the best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, eShop credit, accessories and more during this year's Cyber...

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  • Video You Can Improve Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Performance Yourself

    Just don't expect any miracles

    Yes, we're back talking about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's performance, again. Look, if the game had shipped in a better state, then we wouldn't have to, but for now, let's just crack on. It turns out that, yes, you can actually improve the games' performance yourself. Granted, the actual end result will likely not...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Applin Into Flapple And Appletun - Applin Locations

    An Applin a day

    How to get Applin in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes a bit of patience and a slightly unorthodox approach to Pokémon hunting. Evolving Applin into Flapple or Appletun is something you can do with relative ease, and unlike in Pokémon Sword and Shield, you can get both in your Paldea Pokédex without havin

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  • News Nintendo Direct Announced For The Premiere Of Super Mario Bros. Movie's Second Trailer

    A Peach reveal incoming?

    A special Nintendo Direct has been announced showcasing the second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, November 29th at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00pm EST / 10:00pm GMT / 11:00pm CEST and looks likely to introduce Princess Peach, if the teaser image included in the tweet...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Mass Outbreaks - How They Work, What Are Black Question Marks?

    Gotta catch 'em all (for Shinies)

    Mass outbreaks in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are your chance to stock up on specific Pokémon species and, more importantly, maybe even find a Shiny variation. This guide explains how mass outbreaks work and what you can do to increase your chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon. What are mass outbreaks in Scarlet...

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  • News Cryptic Disney Dreamlight Valley Tweet Could Signal New Surprise Content

    Compass down map rocket!

    Disney Dreamlight Valley fans will already know that the next update isn't due for another week, on December 6th, but perhaps you'll also have seen this cryptic emoji tweet from the official Disney Dreamlight Valley Twitter account: Of course, this could mean absolutely anything, but players are always hoping that new...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Dreepy Into Drakloak, Dragapult

    Dreep-ing up on you

    Dreepy is one of the most popular Pokémon from Generation 8, and it makes its return in Scarlet & Violet. This Dragon/Ghost-type evolves into one of the most powerful Pokémon in the game, but it can take a bit of effort for this cute little spooky dragon to reach its potential. Here's how to get your own Dreepy, and how to...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Trade Pokémon

    Swap Shop

    Trading Pokémon has been an integral part of the Pokémon series ever since it started. With new multiplayer options in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, there are new ways to play — and trade — your 'mons. And you'll need to, too, to get all of the version exclusive Pokémon! PSA: You'll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to...

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  • Random Did You Catch This Team Star Easter Egg In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet?

    Be warned: Here Be Spoilers

    Spoilers: Don't read past this point if you haven't finished the Starfall Street questline! As we've been tackling Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Starfall Street quest, in which you'll have to battle a bunch of bases run by Team Star on the request of the mysterious Cassiopeia, we can't help but wonder... why are these...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Wild Tera Pokémon Locations

    It's Tera-natural

    Pokémon Scarlet & Violet bring back glowing Pokémon, and this time, they're a more-challenging foe waiting to be taken on — but they have a sweet reward that comes with them. These glowing Pokémon are Wild Tera Pokémon, meaning they're both stronger than the Pokémon in the surrounding area, and come with a unique Tera...

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  • News Players Believe Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Battle Stadium Is Rigged

    A not-so-random RNG

    There are a lot of unfortunate oversights which have been unearthed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's first weeks out in the wild. Though many of these have had us chuckling away or otherwise afraid to turn the light off at night (spaghetti trainer haunts our dreams), none of them have the potential to be quite as annoying as this...

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  • Review The Knight Witch - An Intense Fusion Of Metroidvania And Bullet Hell

    Bewitching

    At this point, it’s easy to think that the Metroidvania genre has become played out. The indie community has positively run away with the genre over the past decade, producing projects that need to work increasingly harder to differentiate themselves from the pack. Still, this pressure has also bred some impressive innovation. Who...

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  • News Turn Your Switch Into A GameCube With This Gorgeous Controller Case

    Gotta go back in time

    Before the Wii U Pro Controller and the Switch Pro Controller, the general consensus amongst Nintendo fans was that the GameCube controller was, in fact, the very best plastic shell to enable the wiggling of various thumbsticks. Granted, when compared to what came before it - the safe, yet dependable NES and SNES controllers...

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  • Review Finding Paradise - A Wonderful Sequel That Will Linger Long In Your Memory

    To the moon and back

    The sequel to Freebird Games' superlative To The Moon, Finding Paradise is a game we weren't sure we really wanted or even needed when it first released back in 2017. How on earth could anything be expected to live up to the power and emotion of Kao Gan's wonderful 2011 adventure? Surely any attempt to return to this world and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Set Up Multiplayer With Friends

    Circling a union

    Online is a big part of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. You and up to three friends can join each other and explore Paldea together at the same time, in the same world! That means you can get up to some mischief together, take photos, or just help each other out and give each other tips while all playing at the same time. PSA:...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Change Haircut, All Hair Styles And Hair Colours

    Whip your hair

    Looking to find out what 'cuts you can get in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Look no further! We've got all the details of how to change your hairstyle, where to go, and what to pick. Take a look! How To Change Haircut, All Hair Styles And Hair Colours: All Haircuts And Styles There are 25 hair styles in total:...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Rolycoly Into Carkol, Coalossal

    Colossally good

    Rolycoly is a returner from the Galar region and differs from many previous regional rock forms. With a fun coal-themed design, dual Rock/Fire-typing (by the time it fully evolves), and excellent defenses, Rolycoly is a great Pokémon to get early on, and it's one that'll last you a while through Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, too...

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  • Random Website Domain For Mega Man 12 Draws Attention Ahead Of Anniversary

    Keep expectations in check, though

    Whenever a significant anniversary for a video game franchise looms on the horizon, certain parts of the internet inevitably start speculating about the potential announcement of a brand new game. It's not entirely unfounded, as some companies have used such milestones to break down their future plans, but we've...

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  • Random Players Are Finding Ways To 'Hug' And 'Kiss' Their Pokémon In Scarlet And Violet

    The most wholesome glitch

    These Pokémon Scarlet and Violet glitches have really been something, right? At their best: hilarious, at their worst: game-breaking. But the one reaction that these bugs haven't tapped into is making us go 'awww'. That is, until now. Indeed, it seems that some players have discovered a way to share the love with the...

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  • News Nintendo Publishes Job Listings For Newly Acquired 'Nintendo Pictures'

    Picture the scene

    Back in July it was announced that Nintendo would be fully acquiring Dynamo Pictures - the production company behind the adorable Pikmin Shorts - and would be immediately undergoing a rebrand, naming the company 'Nintendo Pictures'. Well, after launching its website last month, it appears that the studio is on the hunt for...

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  • Soapbox The Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Remake Doesn't Look Weird Enough Yet

    What have they done to my boy Gustafa

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Kate's not impressed by what she's seen of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life so far... My very first Harvest Moon game was A Wonderful Life on the GameCube,...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Pikachu

    Hey you

    How to get Pikachu in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is something you can figure out quite early in your adventure. If the elusive mascot is playing hide and seek a bit too effectively, though, you can always find their pre-evolved form and forge a bond of friendship without spending time tracking the grown-up version down. This guide explains...

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  • UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Hold Strong As FIFA 23 Reclaims Its Crown

    Sonic Frontiers also benefits from heavy discounts

    We've got the latest UK boxed charts data and its looking fairly self-explanatory this week, with FIFA 23 reclaiming its crown to take the spot in the midst of the 2022 World Cup. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II has also climbed a couple of spots this week to come in at number two, knocking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • UK Charts
    • UK
  • News Debut Manga From F-Zero And Star Fox Artist To Become A Switch Game In 2023

    Quick on the draw

    Just last week we heard that Takaya Imamura was all set to release his debut manga, Omega 6, after years of iconic art work for Nintendo. This news gets all the more exciting today, as we have learned that Imamura is working to bring a version of his manga universe to a Switch game next year (thanks, Gematsu).

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday27th Nov 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch 3D Platformers

    Workin' the Z-axis

    Updated with Lunistice. Enjoy! Ah, the 3D platformer. Ever since Super Mario 64 landed and showed everyone just how good three-dimensional platforming could be there have been developers hoping to capture just a smidgen of that game’s magic. It was a tough act to follow, even for the plumber himself, but his bespoke Switch...

    • Guides
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Switch Games
  • News The First Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Begun

    Reminder: The Eevee event ends soon!

    Update [Sun 27th Nov, 2022 13:55 GMT]: This event is currently underway, so if you haven't already joined in on the fun, do it while you still can. This Tera Raid Battle will run until the 27th / 28th of November, depending on your location. Original article [Fri 25th Nov, 2022 02:55 GMT]: It's been a week...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Reminder
  • Feature 30 Changes We'd Like To See In The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Update

    Customisation, better settings, and little hats for Koraidon

    Let's start this off with a big old disclaimer: We are not game developers. We are not good at programming. We don't really know why Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were broken and buggy on release. And also, we definitely don't just want to join the pile-on of hate aimed at Game Freak right...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
    • Patches
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, LEGO Star Wars & More Crowned TIME's 'Best Video Games Of 2022'

    Check out the full list

    It's been another exciting year in the world of video games, and as usual, it's now that time of year when outlets around the globe share their own favourites. TIME's website recently revealed its own top 10 for 2022. First place went to Sony's recent release God of War: Ragnarok. It was followed by another PS5 title. Bandai...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tetris Effect: Connected Receives Another Update On Switch, Here's What's Included

    Update now

    The Switch version of Tetris Effect: Connected received another update earlier this month. This latest patch bumps the game up to Version 1.3.3. The official support page has now shared the full details - revealing a number of changes for all platforms. It's also aware of certain exploits tied to the system clock on Switch. Here are the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Castlevania: Bloodlines

    A new generation

    Hi folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Before we get cracking with this week's brawl, let's cast our minds back to last week. We looked at Sonic CD for the Sega CD and, surprising no one, the more action packed box art for North America won the vote by a decent margin, bringing in 48%. Europe came in second...

    • Box Art Brawl
    • Poll
    • Castlevania
    • Genesis
  • News Overwatch 2 Reveals Gameplay Footage Of New Tank Hero

    Coming December 6th

    Update [Sun 27th Nov, 2022 02:55 GMT]: Blizzard has now released gameplay footage of Ramattra. He'll make his debut in Season 2 on December 6. Original article [Wed 23rd Nov, 2022 02:05 GMT]: If you're still playing Blizzard's free-to-play title Overwatch 2 on a regular basis, you might be interested to know there's a double...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
    • Video

Saturday26th Nov 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Collections And Compilation Games

    Bundles of joy

    Updated with Sonic Origins, TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, and Atari 50. Enjoy! Switch is many a gamer's go-to console for revisiting retro classics, at home on the TV, or wherever you happen to take the handheld hybrid. Squeezing in nostalgia trips between the big new releases has never been easier, and there have been a host of...

    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Frustrated Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Are Reportedly Getting Refunds

    Some trainers are fed up with performance issues

    The ninth-generation games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been out for a week now. They take the series in a bold new direction with open-world design but also suffer from serious performance issues and glitches. It seems for some trainers, all of this (including Game Freak's silence) has become...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Game Freak
  • News NieR: Automata Sales Soar To Seven Million Following Switch Release

    Square Enix provides a sales update

    One of the many third-party highlights on the Switch this year was Platinum's action role-playing game NieR: Automata. Following this title's release in October, Square Enix has provided an update for the lifetime sales of NieR - revealing the combined amount of sales total of seven million units (this includes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
  • Feature "We Received Many Requests To Bring Back The Puzzle Bobble Series"

    Puzzle Bobble Everybubble's director on Bub and Bob's upcoming return

    We're big fans of Taito's Bubble Bobble spin-off series Puzzle Bobble around these parts. We used to know it as Bust-A-Move in the West, and news that a new entry in the series was coming to Switch next year courtesy of publisher ININ got us rather excited. Puzzle Bobble...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 26th)

    The reign of Pokémon continues

    After last week's release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you might have thought that it would have been a slightly quieter one for Nintendo Life this time around - well think again! To say that it has been a week of Pokémon would be an understatement. We have discussed the games' best new 'mon designs, noted

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News New Avatar Legends DLC Coming To Minecraft This December

    "Can you master the four elements?"

    If you're still enjoying Minecraft on a regular basis and happen to also be a fan of the Nickelodeon series Avatar, you might be interested in this upcoming cross-promotion. Mojang has announced it will be bringing Avatar Legends DLC to the Minecraft Marketplace on December 6th. As you can see in the promotional...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Nickelodeon