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  • Video New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Commercial Highlights Mario Kart Tour DLC Tracks

    Real-world locations are now in Mario Kart

    Nintendo last week released the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 'Wave 2' Booster Course Pass DLC. It features another eight tracks, including two more from the mobile game, Mario Kart Tour. They include New York Minute and Sydney Sprint. Now, to drum up even more excitement for this new DLC, it's released a commercial...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News Sonic Frontiers World Premiere Coming To Gamescom Opening Night Live

    Geoff Keighley confirms

    Geoff Keighley, the host of Gamescom Opening Night Live, has announced there'll be a "world premiere" for Sega's upcoming "open-zone" title Sonic Frontiers at this year's event. The opening night is taking place on 23rd August. This year's event is a two hour show with over 30+ games on display. And yes, even though that...

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News Pokémon TCG: Online Illustration Exhibition Now Open

    See the history of the card game

    Update [Wed 10th Aug, 2022 02:00 BST]: This special digital exhibition is now live. You can look at it from now until October 22nd. It details the life, history and art of the series, and includes commentary and insights from over 50 artists. View it now - Pokémon TCG: Online Illustration Exhibition Original...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Pokemon TCG
  • News River City Girls 2 Release Window Shifts To "Sometime After" Summer 2022

    Kyoko and Misako return this December in Japan

    If you've been anticipating WayForward's upcoming beat 'em up sequel River City Girls 2, we've got an update. Following on from last week's December release date for Japan, the company's official social media account has now confirmed the game will be arriving "sometime after" its originally expected...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America

YesterdayTue, 9th Aug 2022

  • Feature Mega Man, Crash Bandicoot, And Gex - The '90s Inspirations Behind 'Frogun'

    We'll tell you what we want, what we really really want

    Why is that '90s and 2000s fashion coming back as a new trend is so utterly distressing to those of us that were there, but '90s and '00s video game aesthetics resurfacing is a good thing? We don't have answers for you, but we do have Frogun, a charmingly goofy action-platformer game that...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Oops! Nintendo Almost Leaked The Splatoon 3 Direct A Day Early

    We're not squidding

    Nintendo has been loving the last-minute announcements and specific game Directs lately, so it's not a huge surprise to see that they warned us of a Splatoon 3 Direct just two days before it was due to happen on Wednesday, the 10th of August. Even with only two days to go, Nintendo of Europe managed to mess up, and almost...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles Premiers At The UK World Championships

    Gotta watch 'em all

    The Pokémon Company has today announced that Pokémon: The Arceus Chronicles will receive its English debut at the Pokémon World Championships in London on August 19th. The special will be shown before a live studio audience at the event - providing yet another reason to try to get the ExCel in the coming weeks if you can...

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    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Anime
  • Talking Point What Does Your Favourite Pokémon Say About You?

    Pikachu? Wow, so basic

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are on their way, presumably adding another hundred-or-so critters to our 'Dex, and we can't lie — some of them are already winding their way into our hearts. There's Fidough, the purebread dog that everyone loves, Smoliv and Lechonk, the little guys with meme names, and Pawmi, Gen IX's Pikachu...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: What Are The Differences? All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And More

    Which version will you choose?

    The next generation of Pokémon is here! Pokémon Scarlet & Violet kick off the 9th generation of the Pokémon RPGs in style with a few significant changes, including a wholly open world and the chance to tackle the Gyms in whatever order you see fit! But before you dive into the vast Paldea region, budding...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak's Title Update 1 Is Out Tomorrow, Here Are The Patch Notes

    More monsters, randomly generated quests, and more!

    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak has just had its first official broadcast, detailing everything coming in the game's first Title Update. We now know that the update drops tomorrow, 10th August, and brings with it a wealth of new quests, monsters, and new system elements Previously, we knew Lucent...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News Fourth-Wall-Breaking Adventure Game 'Restless Soul' Has Strong Super Paper Mario Vibes

    The ghost of a smile

    If you've been alive for the past couple of decades, you've probably, at some point, dreamed of packing it all in, throwing your phone and computer into a lake, moving to a cottage in the forest, and living off the land. We're with you, friend. The video game equivalent of that is eschewing modern photorealistic games that are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Classic Japanese Visual Novel Is Coming To The Switch This Month

    Time to head down the rabbit hole

    Publisher Nightmare STUDIO has announced that a Switch port of the mobile visual novel Alice's Warped Wonderland will be heading to the Switch in western territories later this month on August 25th. Dubbed Alice's Warped Wonderland:Recollection, the game is based loosely on Lewis Carroll's literary classic Alice's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ron Gilbert Shares Humourous New Look At Return To Monkey Island

    LeChuck gets the spotlight

    Ron Gilbert, creator of the Monkey Island franchise and co-writer of the upcoming Return to Monkey Island, has shared a fresh look at the game via a humourous video posted on Twitter. It focuses on series' antagonist LeChuck as he delivers a verbal beating to his pirate comrades, showcasing the game's signature sense of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic's Speedy Return To Fall Guys Is Coming Later This Week

    Gotta fall fast!

    Mediatonic has finally confirmed when Sonic the Hedgehog is returning to Fall Guys! The blue blur is speeding back into the game on 11th August, this Thursday, where you'll be able to get a range of new costumes for your little bean, as well as explore a brand new stage. The developer teased Sonic's return just yesterday in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Sonic
    • Fall Guys
  • Review Mega Man Battle & Fighters - A Surprise Neo Geo Package Of Blue Bomber Beat 'Em Ups

    Lost in translation

    Mega Man: The Power Battle was a 1995 arcade release followed by a sequel, Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters. Both are one-on-one fighting games, and they retain the series hallmark of obtaining enemy skills for tactical use. Controlling either Mega Man, Proto Man or Bass (and Duo for the sequel) imagine Mega Man minus the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Exclusive Pokémon Coin Set Revealed For London Pokémon Center Pop-up Store

    Applying a Max Potion to our bank accounts

    The Pokémon World Championships are coming to the ExCel in London next week (August 17th-24th) where contestants will finally be able to discover who is the very best like no one ever was. The event will also house a Pokémon Centre pop-up store for the duration of its stay and today we've got a first...

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    • UK
  • News Electronic Duo Autechre Say It Almost Got To Do Metroid Prime's Soundtrack

    M62 stands for Metroid62

    Influential electronic duo Autechre, who hails from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has stated that it was asked to compose the music for the hugely popular GameCube game, Metroid Prime. Revealed in a Twitch AMA and shared on Twitter by @GoodWillsmith, Sean Booth — one member of the duo — responded to a question from a...

    • GameCube
    • Metroid
    • Music
  • News Some Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Pre-Orders Come With This Adorable Starter Figurine (UK)

    Update: No longer just in France!

    Update [Tue 9th Aug, 2022 11:45 BST] So, do you remember the original title of this article? 'We're Really Jealous Of This French Pre-Order Bonus For Pokémon Scarlet & Violet'? Was someone at Game Freak on Nintendo of Europe reading this? Today, GAME has revealed its pre-order bonus for Pokémon Scarlet &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Bandai Namco Reveals Opening Movie For Pac-Man World Re-Pac

    Waka to the Future

    Bandai Namco's upcoming remaster of Pac-Man World is set to hit shelves on August 26th, and to drum up excitement, the studio has revealed the game's opening short movie in which Pac-Man's friends are kidnapped by Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde in a series of Loony Tunes-esque ways. Fans of the original game will instantly spot...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pac-Man
  • News Made In Abyss Trailer Showcases Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Similarities

    Anime adaptation launches in little less than a month

    Publisher Spike Chunsoft has showcased a brand new overview trailer for its upcoming RPG title Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness. The game is set to launch on the Nintendo Switch on September 2nd, so if you're somewhat on the fence about the title at this stage, then hopefully this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Brace Yourselves, A Pac-Man Live-Action Movie Is Currently In Development

    Entering pac-nic mode

    We all remember where we were when Paramount Pictures released the first look trailer of 2020's Sonic the Hedgehog and the internet was set ablaze with how uncomfortable the live-action blue blur made them feel (the horror of those teeth and eyes still keeps us up at night). Well we can brace ourselves for another trip into the...

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    • Pac-Man
    • Movie
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Mario Kart Tour Teases September Multiplayer Update, Will Add "New Ways To Play"

    More info coming "early September"

    The mobile racer Mario Kart Tour is fast approaching its third anniversary, so what's Nintendo got planned? According to an update via its social channels as well as an in-game notification, the game will be receiving a multiplayer update in September. Not only will add it "new ways to play" but it'll also be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Super Punch-Out!! Hidden Two-Player Mode Discovered 28 Years Later

    No hacks or mods required

    There's been a historic discovery made within the 1994 Super Nintendo release Super Punch-Out!! today. A Twitter account known as 'Unlisted Cheats' has uncovered a hidden two player mode in the game. To access this option, on the game's start screen you'll have to hold the 'Y' and 'R' buttons on the second player's...

    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • SNES
    • Nintendo
  • News Star Wars: KOTOR II Premium And Master Physical Editions Revealed For Switch

    Pre-orders open August 19th

    At the Limited Run Games showcase in June, the company announced it would be releasing a physical edition of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords on the Nintendo Switch this summer. Now, in a new update, it's shared a first look at the premium and master physical editions - revealing six-week...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Star Wars
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Marvel's Midnight Suns Delayed (Again), Switch Version To Arrive At A "Later Date"

    The aim is to deliver "the best possible experience"

    Update #3 [Tue 9th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: Marvel's Midnight Suns has suffered yet another delay. The plan now is to launch "later this fiscal year" on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. As for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch - these versions will arrive at a "later date". Here's the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Marvel
  • News Sonic 3 Movie Locks In December 2024 Release Date

    "Running faster, flying higher, and punching harder"

    Sonic the Hedgehog's second movie outing might have only just been released this year, but it seems Paramount Pictures and Sega Corporation are already focused on the third movie. Following on from news in May that the team was aiming for a 2024 release, it appears Sega and Paramount have now...

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sonic
    • Movies
    • Sega

Monday8th Aug 2022

  • PSA Are Your Switch Games Disappearing? You May Have Too Many - But You Can Fix It

    Marie Kontendo your Switch

    We all know that games on the 3DS and Wii U are scheduled to disappear when their respective eShops close down in March 2023, but you probably weren't expecting Switch games to disappear, too. It turns out that the Nintendo Switch can only display up to 2,000 games at a time, and if you have any more than that, the ones...

    • PSA
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Fan Reimagines Sonic As A 'Shredder's Revenge' Style Beat-Em-Up

    Oof, yes please!

    Just recently, we showcased the work of a talented pixel artist who reimagined the classic Game Boy title Super Mario Land on the handheld's successor, the Game Boy Advance. It was a lovely depiction of the game with stunning sprites and vivid colours, and now the artist has turned their attention to the Sonic franchise. Posting a...

    • Random
    • Sonic
    • TMNT
    • Art
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Executive Director Teases Series' Future

    Tetsuya Takahashi shares his thoughts

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been wowing fans across the world since its release just over a week ago, and it sounds like we've got more to look forward to in the years ahead. Nintendo Everything has reported that in an email sent to Japanese customers, Nintendo shared a message from Monolith Soft's founder —...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Japan
  • Review Two Point Campus - A Beautifully Balanced Sim That's More 'Friend' Than 'Fiscal'

    Putting the 'U-need' in 'Uneedversity'

    After the excellent Two Point Hospital released on Switch moments before the world was rocked by a global pandemic, Two Point Studios are at it yet again with Two Point Campus. If the name hadn’t made it clear already, rather than running a hospital for money, Two Point Campus has you running a university...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Direct For Splatoon 3 Confirmed For This Week

    Off the hook!

    Nintendo has confirmed that a Direct presentation will take place this week on Wednesday, August 10th at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m ET / 2 p.m BST. It will focus on Splatoon 3, which is scheduled to launch on September 9th. There will be roughly 30 minutes of new updates on the game, so get yourselves comfortable, folks! Recently, it seemed...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
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  • News SNK Announces New Entry To The Fatal Fury Series, Its First Since 1999

    Initial artwork showcased

    Publisher SNK has announced a brand new entry to its Fatal Fury / Garou franchise, the first in 23 years after the launch of Garou: Mark of the Wolves back in 1999 for the Neo Geo and Sega Dreamcast. The announcement was made during EVO 2022 after the King of Fighters 15 final, with SNK stating that the new entry "will...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • EVO
    • Fatal Fury
    • SNK
  • News Pokémon GO Is Joining The 3D Billboard Craze In Japan

    The purr-fect advertisement for World Cat Day

    Today is World Cat Day (you knew that right?) and while we may not be awash with national holidays and gift giving, the Pokémon company have managed to deliver us a present nonetheless. The gift comes in the form of a series of Pokémon GO-themed 3D billboards, which will be showing outside Shinjuku...

    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Japan
  • News Sega's Latest Mini-Console Is Cute, But Reviewers Are Complaining Of Bad Lag

    Bad news for shmups

    Sega's latest mini-console, the Astro City Mini V, has just been released, bringing 22 vertical shmups to people who may not have had access to many of these Japan-only, arcade-only titles before... but, let's be realistic, this teeny-tiny little cabinet is for the kind of hardcore arcade nerds that can afford to drop $180 on...

    • Retro
    • Sega
    • Hardware
  • News Dragon Quest Treasures Screenshots And Bonuses Showcased As Pre-Orders Open

    Maybe the real treasure was the pre-orders we made along the way

    Square Enix has opened the doors to Dragon Quest Treasures pre-orders on their official webstore. The game is due to be released on December 9th, so keep your eyes peeled for other outlets beginning to turn to pre-sales in the coming months. Enix's opened availability was not without...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Drops While Switch Sports Climbs Back Up

    Return of the Classics

    After Xenoblade Chronicles 3 took the world by storm, topping the UK charts in physical sales last week, today sees a slight return to normality, with the household players once again taking their positions in the list. Monolith Soft's highly acclaimed JRPG may have fallen to 10th in the charts, but this does not serve to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Sega's Financial Results Bolstered By Sonic Origins And Pachinko Machines

    A surprisingly healthy Q1 for the company

    Sega Sammy Holdings recently posted its financial results for the three months ended June 2022, highlighting a surprising increase in net sales and profits considering an overall lack of major releases (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz). In terms of net sales, the company total ¥66.1 billion ($496 million), which...

    • Industry
    • Sega
    • Financial Results
  • Poll What Do You Want To See From This Week's Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct?

    A splash of colour for your Wednesday

    We've got just a little over a month to go until Splatoon 3 makes a splat on the Switch, and after a little bit of concern from fans, Nintendo has announced a Splatoon 3-themed Nintendo Direct. Kicking off on 10th August 10th at 6am PDT / 9am EDT / 2pm BST / 3pm CET, we're expecting around 30 min

    • Polls
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Exclusive There's A Powerful New Giratina Coming To The Pokémon Trading Card Game Soon

    Arrives with the Sword & Shield Lost Origins expansion

    The eleventh expansion to the Sword & Shield series expansion for The Official Pokémon Trading Card Game is due out on 9th September, and we can exclusively reveal one of the brand new cards that you'll desperately want on your deck, courtesy of The Pokémon Company International. This new...

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    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Video Hunting For Video Games In Europe Highlights Key Regional Differences

    Gettin' down with Chegger's Party Quiz

    Back in June, the lovely Nintendo Life video team - comprised of Alex, Zion, and Felix - finally met up in person for the first time in like... ever. Not only that, but a few other friends and colleagues from Nintendo Life also joined in on the fun, making for one of the most memorable experiences since the...

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    • UK

Sunday7th Aug 2022

  • News Sega Rolling Out New Update For Sonic Origins, Here's What's Included

    Update: Full patch notes detailed

    Update [Sun 7th Aug, 2022 01:55 BST]: Sega has released a full list of patch notes for Version 1.04 of Sonic Origins. It includes updates for a number of titles and plenty of bug fixes. Here's the full rundown (via the Sonic Origins website): Sonic Origins - Version 1.04 (August 5th, 2022) Make sure to update your...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
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  • Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - July 2022

    The best of the last month's eShop games!

    Another month has been and gone, and that means it's time for another look back at the eShop last month. July was a pretty big month for physical RPG releases, but the eShop has had a fair few hidden nuggets that may have passed you by. Once again, we've tried to pick the best of the best for you! It's the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • Review Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 - An RPG Classic That Time Hasn't Been Too Kind To

    Old, but gold?

    Back in the early 2000’s, the Dark Alliance subseries of the Baldur’s Gate franchise was created as a means of bringing the Baldur’s Gate experience to console players. Either due to hardware limitations or a simple lack of audience interest at the time, the computer RPG design of traditional Baldur’s Gate wouldn’t work for...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Is Apparently Much More Than A Remaster, But Not A "Complete Remake"

    Creative producer Tetsuya Nomura chimes in

    If you weren't already overloaded with some amazing RPG experiences on Switch, this winter, Square Enix will also be releasing the action-RPG Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion on the hybrid platform. We've previously heard how it's going to go "way beyond" a remaster, but just how far will it go? In a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
  • Round Up EVO 2022 - Every Nintendo Switch Announcement & More

    New fighter DLC, arcade cabinets, game updates!

    EVO 2022 is taking place this weekend, and as part of this fighting game celebration, various companies have been announcing all sorts of related news. This includes plenty of news related to the Nintendo Switch. Here's what's been revealed so far. If there's more, we'll be sure to add it to this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • EVO
    • EVO 2022
  • Poll Box Art Brawl - The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    Hats off to our competitors!

    Hello folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at one of the Game Boy Advance's launch games: Castlevania: Circle of the Moon. As expected, the Japanese cover art with its landscape orientation and additional characters like Dracula and Hugh Baldwin absolutely nailed the poll...

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

    See how it looks alongside the original release

    One of the games you might want to be on the lookout for later this month is Pac-Man World Re-PAC - marking the return of the 1999 3D PlayStation platformer. Yes, Pac is back with improved UI, fine-tuned mechanics and updated visuals. If you are wondering how the new game compares to the original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco

Saturday6th Aug 2022

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

    Unlock Ash's entire party of Pokémon

    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 out you can tackle gyms in any order. Before this new adventure launches later this year, Game Freak and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Good Smile Shares First Look At Figma Samus Aran: Metroid Dread Prototype

    E.M.M.I. Figma also announced

    Earlier this year in February, Good Smile Company announced it would be releasing a Samus Aran figma based on her Metroid Dread design. Now, at SmileFest 2022, Good Smile has shared its first look at this stunning new release: If this wasn't already enough for Metroid fans, Good Smile has also unveiled a brand new...

    • Metroid
    • Good Smile Company
    • Figma
    • Merchandise
  • Video Digital Foundry's Smash Bros. Ultimate VS MultiVersus Comparison

    Can WB's new brawler compete?

    There have been a lot of brawlers 'inspired' by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the latest one to arrive on the scene is the Warner Bros. title MultiVersus - featuring iconic heroes and cartoon characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Bugs Bunny and Tom & Jerry. The tech experts over at Digital Foundry...

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    • Smash Bros
    • Digital Foundry
    • Warner Bros
  • News Bayonetta 3 Rating Reveals New Story And Online Details

    "Warning: May contain spoilers"

    If this year wasn't already busy enough for the Switch with titles like Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there's also Bayonetta's next outing to look forward to this October. If you are eager to learn more about the story of Bayonetta 3, Australia's Classification Board has detailed what's in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • PlatinumGames
  • Back Page How To Make Your Own Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Monster Name

    The Ballad of Sharpwitted Tracy

    In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the internet, but we still love terrible...

    • Back Page
    • Features
    • Xenoblade
  • Mini Review MADiSON - Jump Scares Aplenty In This Effective, If Unoriginal, Horror

    Say cheese!

    To anyone familiar with the recent spate of first-person horror titles, MADiSON will seem instantly familiar. With its moody lighting, tight corridors, and affinity for jump scares, there's little here that really sets it apart from the likes of Outlast or Layers of Fear on the surface. Diving into the game a bit deeper, however, unveils...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 6th)

    Fight to live, live to play games

    It's been a busy week for Nintendo fans, and for us at Nintendo Life! Not only has Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Wave 2 finally dropped, but Game Freak and The Pokémon Company gave us plenty of news on Pokémon Scarlet & Violet! Nintendo also delivered its Q1 financial results, where it reported

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - All Secret Area Locations

    Is it secret? Is it safe?

    Warning: This guide contains spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 3! Secret Areas in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are hard to find places that require thorough exploration and use of your various traversal skills to reach. As a reward for seeking out and finding all of these areas you'll net yourself some sweet XP. In order to...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Valve's Steam Client Beta Adds Support For Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

    Sharing the joy

    If you love being able to sync your Nintendo controllers with new devices and applications, you might be a fan of Valve's latest update to Steam. The company responsible for hits such as Half-Life, Team Fortress 2 and the Portal series has revealed it's added support for Nintendo's Joy-Con controllers in its latest Steam Client beta...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Controllers
    • Valve
    • Steam
    • Joy-Con

Friday5th Aug 2022

  • News Inti Creates' New Project Is A Stunning Mash Up Of Castlevania And Mega Man

    Time to purge some demons!

    Developer and publisher Inti Creates, known for its work on games such as Mega Man Zero, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and the Castlevania-inspired Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, has announced that it is working on a brand new 2D action platformer that looks like a beautiful mash up of all three. Grim Guardians: Demon Purge ta

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Best Switch Games... That Don't Fit In Other Lists Of Best Switch Games

    Celebrating the games that defy genre

    We make a lot of lists here at Nintendo Life, you may have noticed. Why? Because we've all been that person who really wants a game that's like another game they really enjoyed, and they want some more recommendations. It's easy to lump games together by genre to answer that query — but what about all the...

    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Pokémon Fans Are Excited For This Very Small, Specific Change

    Scarlet and Violet reportedly fixes a fan favourite Pokémon

    Pokémon fans have, rather expectedly, been quite divided on the upcoming mainline titles Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. While many are embracing the new open-world nature of the games and the apparent freedom it affords players, others are disappointed that the games seem to be a step back...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Rumour Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 2 Datamine Might Have Revealed Future DLC Tracks

    What's planned for the next Booster Course waves?

    Well, it looks like there's potentially been another leak for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass. Following the recent release of Wave 2, it seems dataminers have been able to identify new courses with the assistance of "music preview files" included within the latest Version 2.1.0...

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Review Strange Horticulture - An Odd Occult Puzzler That Blossoms Into A Fantastic Mystery

    It’s a grower

    Strange Horticulture takes on some big challenges. It’s a carefully authored story that wants to be driven by interaction, and it’s a single-scene play space that wants to create immersion in a whole world. It’s such a tricky line to walk between structured gameplay that’s interactive but dry and a carefully managed story...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's Multiplayer Showdown Sale Is Now Live (Europe)

    Update: Get those savings!

    Update [Fri 5th Aug, 2022 11:30 BST]: The sale is now on! Kicking off yesterday, the Multiplayer Showdown sale brings big discounts on some of the biggest multiplayer games. We've rounded up some highlights here for you so you don't have to scroll around the eShop! Game Sale Price RRP

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News Adventure Game 'Calme' Reminds Us Of Ni No Kuni And Octopath Traveler

    It's a long way off though

    Developer Nonohara Works has announced Calme, an isometric adventure game that kind of reminds us of the likes of Ni No Kuni and Octopath Traveler in terms of its art direction. It's heading to the Switch, but you better get comfortable, because the game is in the very early stages of development and allegedly won't be...

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  • News GAME's 'Home Arcade' Range Lets You Build The Arcade Of Your Dreams

    Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders and more!

    UK retailer GAME has kicked off a new 'The Home from Home Arcade' campaign in partnership with Arcade1Up, a manufacturer of officially licensed arcade cabinets. If you've ever wanted to create the arcade of your dreams in your spare room, or even just pick up a full-size cabinet to plonk in your lounge,...

    • Retro
    • Arcade
    • UK
  • PSA Some Players Are Reporting 'Sticky Balls' In Nintendo Switch Sports

    Stuck on you?

    Sticky balls and sports don't go together, especially when it comes to bowling. We're trying to bowl the ball and get a strike, not have the ball stuck to us! Unfortunately, some Nintendo Switch Sports players have been reporting that exact issue. One such player, @MCwreckshin, has tweeted at Nintendo directly about the issues...

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  • Random Mario's Nips Return For Summer 2022

    We can all breathe a sigh of relief

    Mario's nipples are, surprisingly, a subject of great debate. Every year, Nintendo has posted a nice, summery render of our plumber boy at the beach, and this year is no different. But when Mario's at the beach, and not at work, he trades in his overalls for swimming trunks — and that means this is the only time...

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  • News Shovel Knight Nendoroid Looks Better Than We Could Have Hoped For

    Pre-orders now open

    The Shovel Knight Nendoroid (No. 1929), originally revealed in a prototype form, is now available for pre-order via Play-Asia, and it looks absolutely stunning. Coming in at 10cm in height, the Nendoroid comes with additional parts including his "iconic shovel, a powerful attack effect for combat scenes, and a treasure chest...

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  • News Square Enix Is Potentially Looking To Sell Stakes In Its Studios

    After reporting declining financial results

    Square Enix has been a mainstay in the industry for years, but it looks like the Japanese publisher and developer is struggling, having reported declining financial results for Q1 2023 (besides the huge success of its MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV). And, following the publication of those results, Eurogamer...

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  • Reminder Nintendo's Tetris 99 'Second Chance' Maximus Cup Starts Later Today

    Unlock themes you missed out on in the 30th event

    Update [Fri 5th Aug, 2022 04:30 BST]: This is your reminder that this special Tetris 99 event will begin later today. It's well worth participating if you have missed out on some past events, as each theme will only require you to earn 10 event points per round. You can see what's on offer in the...

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  • Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 2?

    Let us know

    Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 2 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe finally got released yesterday, and now that everyone has had a chance to try it out, we're eager to know what your favourite track is in the game. While you might have been excited for a certain track in the lead up, perhaps your mind has now changed. Have you enjoyed...

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  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - How To Complete The Nopon Register Quest

    All 19 Nopon Located

    Very early on in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 you'll meet a Nopon called Shillshill at the Hillside Ferronis Hulk who'll task you with a quest that'll last you pretty much the entire duration of the game's main campaign. Yes, the Nopon Register is needing filled in and you've been charged with finding all 19 Nopon on it. This is a...

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  • News Sky-High Sundae Is Coming To Mario Kart Tour Very Soon

    Ice cream delivery for next week!

    We've all had a taste of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's brand new course, Sky-High Sundae, by now. This sweet course is sprinkled with bright colours and dangerous paths with perilous pits to fall down. Coming as part of Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass, it stood out as the only new course, however, Nintendo confirmed in...

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  • News Freedom Planet 2 Switch Port Now In Development, Arriving Summer 2023

    Launching on PC this September

    GalaxyTrail has finally confirmed Freedom Planet 2 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, as well as Xbox and PlayStation. All of these console ports are "now in development" and are scheduled for release in Summer 2023. The release schedule for PC and Linux remains on track - launching on these platforms next month:...

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    • Indie
  • Random This Ace Attorney Musical Mashup Casts Edgeworth And Phoenix As Backstreet Boys

    Backstreet's back, ALL RISE!

    We can't decide if this Backstreet Boys-meets-Ace Attorney combination is brilliant, or horrifying. We think it's both, but we also admire the musical skill it takes to think, "you know what would go well together? Boybands and an old DS game about the legal system." It's like the first person to find out that chocolate...

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  • News Take Note Of 'Made In Abyss' RPG's New Screens, Notebook, And Primeval Creatures

    Write it down!

    When you're going cave diving, what do you need? A notebook? We're not sure about that! But the upcoming Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness wants you to bring one with you. Well, not in real life, but there's a key mechanic in the action RPG, and it's not really for Abyss diving. It's for recording details of the people...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Spike Chunsoft
  • News Psychedelic DOOM-Like 'POST VOID' Shoots For September Release

    idspispopd!

    POST VOID has finally nabbed a release date. The game is only the second title to be published as part of Super Rare's new publishing label, after Grapple Dog earlier this year. The DOOM inspiration in this vibrant, gory first-person shooter is about as clear as its love of colour, and much like DOOM, POST VOID is all about being fast...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday4th Aug 2022

  • Guide Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC - Release Date, Price, Confirmed Tracks And All Mario Kart 8 Tracks

    Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion

    Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 Is Now Available

    Get those engines revving

    Update: Nintendo has waved the checkered flag! Wave 2 is now ready to race for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe owners in all regions! Get on over to the track, get your updates downloaded, and pull up at the starting line. We'll see you there, and keep an eye out for our impressions of the eight courses in the near future! Original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
    • DLC
    • Mario Kart
  • Guide How Do You Access The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass DLC?

    You have to download it manually

    The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is now available. 16 new courses are currently available to race on, with eight courses in Wave 1 and eight more now accessible in Wave 2. The DLC is available as

    • Guides
    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Rejoice! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Coconut Mall Has Been 'Fixed'

    The Shy Guys are ready

    Wave 2 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass might have just dropped. But wait, stop your engines. Why not go and check out Coconut Mall before diving into the new courses? Why would you want to do that, you ask? Well, Nintendo might have brought in Wave 2 today, but it's also confirmed that it's updated one of the...

    • Random
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  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Has Been Updated For Switch

    Here's what's included in the latest patch

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge has been available for a few months now, and if you're like us, you're probably still playing it on a regular basis. Whether you have or haven't picked it up just yet, now is a great time to jump in and give it a go - with Tribute Games and Dotemu just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • TMNT
    • Updates
  • Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 2 - Harmless Fun, But More "B-Side Filler"

    A stumbling sophomore outing

    After the launch of Wave 1 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass, everyone and their nan turned their attention towards Wave 2; specifically, when on earth it would be coming out. Excitment reached fever pitch (just check out the comments section of any Mario Kart Tour related content if you don't believe us!), so...

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    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
  • News It's Official, Tactics Ogre: Reborn Is Coming To Switch

    Update: Square Enix details improvements

    Update: Square Enix has shared some more details about the upcoming Tactics Ogre: Reborn on an official blog post. The developer has detailed all of the improvements to this version of the Super Famicomtitle, which is based on the PSP remake of the same name. We'll list them briefly here along with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Random Someone Turned Super Mario 64 Into A First-Person Horror Game

    If you see the ghost of Peach, RUN!

    Luigi has made a name for himself as a ghostbuster, but why does Mario have to miss out on the fun? Never fear, because there's now a new "Super Mario 64 inspired horror experience" made by developer 'CM9_Animation'. In this game, players embark on Mario's scariest adventure yet! In Another Princess Is In Our...

    • Random
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    • Nintendo 64
  • Soapbox All I Want From Mario Kart 8's DLC Is More Tracks Like Baby Park

    Baby Park > Rainbow Road

    As someone who gets paid to have opinions about video games, I have to check myself a fair bit. Do I love a particular game because I'm blinded by nostalgia? Am I kinder to a particular genre because I have a soft spot for it, even if some of the games are a bit pants? Are there developers who I'm willing to forgive for...

    • Soapbox
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  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet File Size For Switch Seemingly Revealed

    Arriving November 18th

    The new Switch games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are getting closer to release. Not only will trainers have to decide what version they're getting, but they'll also have to work out if they'll be picking up a physical or digital copy of the game. If you are going the digital route, according to Nintendo's official webpage...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - Chain Attacks Guide

    Because team work makes the dream...eh...something

    Warning: As with all our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 guides, the following article contains spoilers. There are multiple overlapping systems at work within Xenoblade Chronicles 3's wonderfully strategic combat system. From returning elements such as auto-attacks, positional attacks, class-based tactics...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For August And September 2022

    Splatoon 3! FIFA 23! Pac-Man!

    We're slowly but surely making our way towards the busy end of the year, and the next couple of months have several gems that are due to launch on Switch. Did someone say "Splatoon"? Below, you'll find a selection of featured titles hand-picked by us, as well as lots of other games and accessories that are launching...

    • Guides
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Retro 'Zeldavania' Infernax Has Been Updated On Switch, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Adds QoL and accessibility features

    Berzerk Studio's fantastic, tough-as-nails retro adventure game Infernax has just received a pretty hefty update. Available on all platforms now, Nintendo Everything reports that update 1.02 brings a huge number of quality of life and accessibility updates that should help improve the game and adds accessibility...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Nikkei Report Says No New Nintendo Hardware Is Coming This Fiscal Year

    "No" to the Switch Pro

    There are still rumours floating about that Nintendo could potentially be gearing up for some sort of hardware reveal. To mark the fifth anniversary of the Switch most recently, the company announced a Splatoon-themed Switch OLED. It wasn't exactly what everyone was hoping for. If you are still hopeful for new hardware before...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Japanese Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Digimon Survive Take Top Two Spots

    PlayStation 5 sales surge too

    The Japanese charts for the week of 25th July to 31st July are in from Famitsu, and it's a big week for RPGs and the Switch. The top two spots are taken up by two brand-new releases this week. Monolith Soft's Xenoblade Chronicles 3 runs away with the number one spot, selling a staggering 112,728 physical copies. No...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
    • Xenoblade
  • News SNK Announces Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2, Coming Soon

    "More info" is on the way

    SNK has announced Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.2 is "coming soon". No platforms have been revealed just yet, but the Switch is in with a good chance after the first volume was released on the platform last year. There's no word on the lineup of games this volume will include at the moment, but we're likely to see...

    • Nintendo SwitchSwitch eShop
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Retro
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations - Cadensia Region

    Every Unique Monster Located

    Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Download More Ghosts In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Latest Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    No, not you, Boo!

    At last, Nintendo has finally released Wave 2 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass. This Wave adds eight new courses to the best-selling Switch game, including seven retro and one brand new course entirely. But that's not all Nintendo has done. We've already covered the big change that Nintendo has made to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Mini Review Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 - Mega Turrican Steals The Show Amidst The Filler

    Could have been turrific

    If you wanted the original Amiga classics Turrican I & II, you likely spent a pretty penny to obtain them in Turrican Anthology Vol. 1. But Mega Turrican, widely considered one of the series' finest, was held back in lieu of a limited single stage Score Attack mode. Fortunately, Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 includes Mega...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Crypt Of The Necrodancer Comes Back From The Dead With Co-Op, New Characters, And A Sequel

    Disco ain't dead

    The crypt has been silent for five years, reads the trailer for the new Crypt of the Necrodancer DLC. Frankly, we like our crypts silent, but we're not Brace Yourself Games, a studio that presumably needs people to know about their games. Crypt of the Necrodancer, the beloved rhythm-dungeon-crawler that would eventually spin off...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • News Mini Metro Copycat Game Has Been Removed From Switch eShop

    "The team would like to express their thanks for your support"

    Just a few weeks ago, we reported on a suspiciously titled, familiar-looking game that reminded us — and many others — of Dinosaur Polo Club's Mini Metro. That game, Mini Subway: Logic on the Metro Line, appeared on the eShop, and fans of the addictive 2018 puzzle game immediately...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • News Dead Cells' 'Enter The Panchaku' Update Is A Massive One, And It's Coming Soon

    New weapon! New outfit! Pet your pets!

    Developer Motion Twin has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to its excellent rogue-like dungeon crawler Dead Cells, with its upcoming 'Enter the Panchaku' update being its 30th free update. 30th! Strewth... The update is out now for PC owners and "coming soon" to console, promising an absurd amount of new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dead Cells
    • Trailer
  • Mini Review Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 - A Pricey Package Of Solid Run-And-Gun Classics

    Turrn it up

    Although Turrican is best remembered as an Amiga classic, it actually started life on the Commodore 64. A technically remarkable feat for the then eight-year-old home computer, it subsequently appeared on almost every system on the market. Often compared to Konami’s Contra, Turrican is a run-and-gun game with Metroid-esque elements...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Spike Chunsoft's Switch eShop Sale Includes Danganronpa, Somnium Files, And More

    A sale has been discovered!

    Spike Chunsoft has just launched a huge summer sale over on the Switch eShop in both North America and Europe, with savings of up to 85% off on a range of visual novels, adventure games, and more! There's up to 85% off on a range of games, with the entire Danganronpa series, Steins;Gate, Robotics;Notes, and the fantastic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • North America
    • Europe
  • News Shin-Chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation Arrives On Switch Next Week

    Summer starts very soon

    Remember when we thought this would never happen? Shin-Chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey was announced for a Western release back in June, and now, publisher Neos has revealed that the game will be launching as soon as next week! Gematsu reports (via

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Are 'Pokémon Presents' Showcases Becoming Too Predictable?

    What did we think of the latest presentation?

    Yesterday's Pokémon Presents brought us a ton of new info on generation 9, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. After some silence from Game Freak and The Pokémon Company on the upcoming open-world RPGs, we got a full 10 minutes of news, visuals, and info, and there are a lot of new features coming. Of...

    • Video
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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Presents
  • Nintendo Download 4th August (North America)

    Two Point Campus! Hindsight! Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 2!

    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: Hindsight...

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    • North America
  • News Tencent Is Seeking A Bigger Stake In 'Mario + Rabbids' Publisher Ubisoft

    Chinese firm reportedly wants to be Ubisoft's biggest shareholder

    Tencent Holdings Ltd is looking to raise its skate in Assassin's Creed and Mario + Rabbids publisher Ubisoft Entertainment SA, it's been reported. From Reuters.com, the Chinese gaming giant purchased a 5% stake in Ubisoft back in 2018, but is now looking to raise this and effectively...

    • Industry
    • Ubisoft
    • Tencent Games
  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Broadcast Coming Next Week

    News on free updates coming to the expansion

    Capcom has revealed that it will be holding a Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak broadcast next week. The digital event will kick off at 7am PDT / 10am EST / 3pm BST / 4pm CEST on Tuesday 9th August and will contain news on the first free update coming to the Monster Hunter expansion. Capcom revealed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Capcom
  • News Hot Lap League Is A Slick Arcade Racer, And It's Out Now

    Can you beat the clock?

    From publisher Ultimate Studio, Hot Lap League is a time trial focused racing game that pits you against both the clock and a host of real-player ghosts as you work to perfect your driving skills. The game is out now for the Switch, with the Deluxe Edition setting you back £17.99. It features a range of visual customisation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations - Pentelas Region

    Every Unique Monster Located

    Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dead By Daylight Expands Its Resident Evil Crossover With An Iconic Villain

    "I have Uroboros!"

    As part of its first ever showcase, developer and publisher Behaviour Interactive has announced that a brand new Resident Evil crossover event will be making its way to Dead by Daylight, expanding on the initial crossover from 2021 that introduced Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, and the deadly Nemesis to the fold. The new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 4th August (Europe)

    South of the Circle! Frogun! Hot Lap League!

    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 eShop - New Releases: 90'' Soccer (Software Scribes, 5th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations - Keves Castle Region

    Every Unique Monster Located

    Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sherlock Holmes Developer Details Their Plans For Finishing Their Next Game In A Warzone

    "A few of our devs have joined the armed forces"

    Ukrainian developer Frogwares, known for their elaborate and interesting video game takes on the Sherlock Holmes stories, have experienced a great deal of difficulty in recent months, for unfortunately obvious reasons. After their country rapidly became a warzone, they were faced with having to flee,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Ukraine
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations - Origin Interior

    Every Unique Monster Located

    Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch

Wednesday3rd Aug 2022

  • Guide All The New And Returning Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

    Piggies! Olives! Electric mice!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Scarlet and Violet will be out later this year — the 18th November, 2022, to be exact — and they're both based around the Iberian...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Pokémon Scarlet And Violet On Switch

    Double Pack, best deals and cheapest prices!

    The next mainline Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, are due to launch on Nintendo Switch on 18th November 2022. Pre-orders for both games are now widely available worldwide, and we're rounding up all the best deals and cheapest prices for you right here in this guide. The two games, which...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pre Orders
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares A Brand New Screenshot Of His Next Project

    Says "progress is pretty good"

    Stardew Valley is an amazing game that seems to just keep getting better and better, and while Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone appears to still be working on future updates for it, he's also busy with his next project Haunted Chocolatier. Now, in a new update - Barone has shared what seems to be a new screenshot, just to...

    • Industry
    • Stardew Valley
    • Indie
  • News Nintendo Reconfirms Release Windows For Major Upcoming Switch Games

    Bayonetta! Kirby! Pokémon!

    Nintendo has released its latest financial report today, and as with every one of these, the company has updated its list of upcoming releases. June and July have been pretty busy months for the Big N, but the rest of the year is looking much calmer. This updated schedule does include July's releases — so Live A Live...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Industry
    • Financial Results
    • Nintendo
  • News A Japan-Only Mega Man Game Just Shadow Dropped On The Switch

    Ready for battle?

    To the surprise of everyone, a lesser-known Mega Man game has just shadow dropped on the Switch eShop in the US. At the time of writing, it isn't yet available on the eShop in the EU, but we'll be sure to update you if it crops up [Update: it's now live on the UK eShop!]. Mega Man Battle & Fighters is a Switch port of a Neo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Regional Forms Confirmed For Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

    Wooper steals the show

    Regional forms are once again returning in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet! Confirmed during today's Pokémon Presents, Paldean Forms (named after the Paldea region) were very briefly shown off during the presentation — and our hearts have been stolen. Look, we know everyone is fawning over Fidough right now, but there's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Presents
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Digimon Survive

    What's the verdict?

    While most of the focus last week was on Xenoblade Chronicles 3 within the Nintendo community, Bandai Namco also finally released Digimon Survive - a unique mix of strategy and visual novel gameplay. Reviews have admittedly been a tad slow to surface online, but there are now enough to share a round up. Nintendo Life has also...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digimon
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Nintendo Twitter Account Supposedly Teases New Modes And More For Splatoon 3

    Well, that's a relief

    Splatoon 3 is looking great and all, but admittedly some fans feel like they've seen a lot of it before. It's got many worried about just how 'new' the next entry actually is, and if you're feeling the same way, you might want to read on. In an update, Nintendo's German Twitter page has supposedly promised there's more to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
  • News The Internet Is In Loaf With Fidough, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Bread-Dog

    Purebread or inbread

    Everyone (except coeliacs, maybe) loves bread. Everyone (except people with dog allergies, probably) loves dogs. What do you get when you smush the two together? Potentially the breakout star of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: FIDOUGH. Okay, first off, that's a very good name, and we wonder if it came before the design. Secondly,...

    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 111 Million

    Though year-on-year numbers have dropped again

    Nintendo's latest financial report for Q1 2023 (April - June 2022) has been published, and the Switch has just surpassed 111 million units sold. However, as with last quarter, there's been a drop in year-on-year sales. Citing the ongoing semiconductor shortage — and comparing this quarter's major...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Nintendo
    • Sales
    • Financial Report
  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Trailer Unveils Region Name And New Mechanics

    Welcome to Paldea

    The Pokémon Company has unveiled a new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as part of its Pokémon Presents broadcast earlier today. The trailer itself unveils the name of the brand new region you'll be exploring: Paldea. In addition, we get a good look at some of the traversal mechanics via the Legendary Pokémon and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of June 2022

    No major changes from last time

    Nintendo's latest financial report is now live, and with it, we've got an updated list of the total sales figures for the best-selling Switch games. We say updated, but there's been absolutely no change between this quarter and last quarter in terms of placements! We're pretty sure that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
    • Financial Results
  • Watch Pokémon Presents - 3rd August 2022, Live!

    Sit in front of the Poké TV with us!

    Were you thinking we were about due for some Pokémon Scarlet & Violet information? Well, today's your lucky day! Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company announced that a new Pokémon Presents will be taking place today, 3rd August. Not only that, we know we'll be getting some new info on Generation 9, the...

    • Live Chat
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Presents
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 3: All Unique Monster Locations - Fornis Region

    Every Unique Monster Located

    Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas and hard...

    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Terastal Phenomenon Is Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Unique Mechanic

    Crystallise!

    Today's Pokémon Presents presentation has given us lots of brand new information about the upcoming open-world RPGs Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Yep, The Pokémon Company are keen to remind us of this, and we're all the more excited because of it! One pretty key piece of info we got was a little look at what seems to be generation...

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  • Soapbox For A Jaded Pokémon Fan, Scarlet And Violet Is Exactly What I Need

    Just when I thought I was out... They pull me back in

    For many years now, I've been buying the mainline Pokémon games primarily out of some twisted sense of obligation. Back in 1999, Pokémon Red and Blue launched at the perfect time for me; I was ten at the time of its release and had already gotten a good sense of what Pokémon was all about...

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  • Feature Everything You Might Have Missed In The New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer (August)

    Creepy bread, whale facts, and bad motorbikes!

    How about that new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer, eh? We've already covered a lot of the big news, which you can read in our separate articles: Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Lets You Tackle Gyms In Any Order The Internet Is In Loaf With Fidoug

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  • Mini Review Hindsight - Another Beautifully Moving Hit For Annapurna

    Don’t look back in anger

    If you played the excellent Neon White recently and were surprised to learn it was published by Annapurna Interactive, brace yourself to be completely unsurprised with this one: they don’t come much more Annapurna-y than this. Hindsight is a story that plays out through gentle interactions, with no complex objectives or...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Lets You Tackle Gyms In Any Order

    And that's just one of three main stories!

    During the latest Pokémon Presents broadcast, it was reiterated that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet would be fully open world; a first for the mainline series after the franchise dipped its toes in the water with Pokémon Legends: Arceus. To hit this home, it was confirmed that players will be tasked with...

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  • News Square Enix Shares Fresh New Details For Life Sim RPG Harvestella

    Along with a new crop of screens

    Square Enix is keeping its end-of-year release calendar extremely busy. Even if you discount titles like Star Ocean: The Divine Force and Valkyrie Elysium, its Switch line-up — which includes The DioField Chronicle, NieR: Automata, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Re

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  • News Kirby And The Forgotten Land Becomes The Second Best-Selling Kirby Game Ever

    And it's had the highest sell-through of any Kirby game to date

    Kirby and the Forgotten Land continues to break Kirby series records for Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. After becoming the most successful Kirby game in the UK ever last week, Nintendo now reports that the latest Kirby game has seen the highest sell-through of any Kirby game to date! This...

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  • News Nintendo Has High Hopes For Nintendo Switch Sports As It Nears 5 Million Sales

    Going for gold

    As part of Nintendo's financial results for the three months ended June 2022, it highlighted the total sales for a number of games released during the period, including the divisive Nintendo Switch Sports. Despite some lukewarm reception from both ourselves and the community, Nintendo Switch Sports has nevertheless proved a hith with...

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  • UK Charts Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Soars To Number One

    Digimon Survive also places

    JRPG fans in the UK have something to celebrate this week. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has topped the latest Uk sales charts, and not only that, it's broken a series record in the process. Monolith Soft's critically-acclaimed game debuted at number one the week it launched, proving this highly-anticipated juggernaut is...

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  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Is UK's "Biggest" Physical Launch For The Series

    It's already outdone the second game

    We've already heard last weekend how Xenoblade Chronicles 3 had shot to the top of the Switch eShop charts across all regions, so it's no surprise to hear physical sales are doing just as well. In the UK, it seems the third outing in Monolith Soft's epic RPG series has become the "biggest" ever Xenoblade...

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  • News Xbox 360 Action RPG 'Risen' Has Been Rated For Switch In Germany

    Arise from the dead

    Who remembers Risen? This PC and Xbox 360 action RPG, developed by the German company Piranha Bytes, came out in 2009. At the time, reviewers praised the game's visuals, gameplay, and voice acting, but the Xbox version came under a lot of criticism for being a bit of a technical mess. Now, Gematsu has spotted that the game has...

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  • News Buzzwole Flexes Its Muscles In A New Pokémon Unite Spotlight Trailer

    The newest fighter lands this week

    Last month saw the Eevee evolution Glaceon join the Pokémon Unite roster, and now it's Buzzwole's turn. Yes, that's right - the bug/fighting type Ultra Beast is joining the fight. Ahead of its release on 3rd August (that's later today), The Pokémon Company has shared a new spotlight trailer - showcasing this...

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  • News Nintendo Reports Drop In Sales For Q1- Should We Be Worried?

    Semiconductor shortages puts a strain on console production

    Nintendo has released its financial results for the three months ended June 2022, reporting an operating profit loss and a drop in both hardware sales and software sales. In terms of its net sales, Nintendo reported a total of 307.4 billion yen, which is down by 4.7% YoY. Hardware sales...

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  • News Square Enix To Release A Stunning Final Fantasy Picture Book Starring Chocobo

    Adorable!

    Square Enix has announced that it is releasing an adorable new picture book from its Final Fantasy IP called Chocobo and the Airship: A Final Fantasy Picture Book. Launching on March 21st, 2023, the 40-page book is written by Chocobo's Dungeon 2 scribe Kazuhiko Aoki and ilustrated by Toshiyuki Itahana, the character designer for Final...

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  • News Nintendo Of Europe Announces New Senior Managing Director

    Welcome to Mr Tom Enoki

    Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, has announced changes to its senior management team. On 16th July, Tom Enoki joined the management team as the new Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Planning Office. With this brand new appointment, Koji Miyaki — former CEO and Chairman of Nintendo of Europe, has returned...

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  • News River City Girls 2 Gets New December Release Date In Japan

    No longer set for summer

    It's been a little while since we've heard anything about WayForward's River City Girls 2. Revealed last year and confirmed for a summer 2022 release date, the beat 'em up sequel — and spin-off to the Kunio-kun series — is looking to bring multiple improvements to the game. However, Nintendo Everything

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  • News Square Enix Rolls Out Chocobo GP Version 1.2.0, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    Square Enix is still rolling out regular updates for Chocobo GP, and the latest one promises to be a "large-scale update" - bumping the game on Nintendo Switch up to Version 1.2.0. This latest update includes all sorts of improvements, changes, and adjustments to racers. To continue playing the game online, you'll need to update to the...

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  • News Nexomon + Nexomon: Extinction: Complete Collection Arrives On Switch This Month

    Two in one

    Publisher PQube has finally confirmed a release date for its double pack of Pokémon-inspired adventures, Nexomon and Nexomon: Extinction. The Nexomon + Nexomon: Extinction: Complete Collection will be coming to the Switch on 26th August, Gematsu reports. We already know the package comes with both games bundled tog

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  • News Everyone Is Pikachu In Pokémon Unite's Pika Party Event, Starting Today

    PiiiiiikaaaachuuuuUUUU!

    Pokemon Unite's first-birthday celebrations just keep on coming, and alongside Buzzwole's release today, we'll be able to take part in an electrifying party. A Pikachu-themed event is about to kick off in Unite. From 5pm PDT today to 1st September 4:59pm PDT, you can join a special stage where you'll battle out your rivals,...

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  • News Animal Crossing Welcome amiibo Cards Have Been Restocked At Nintendo UK

    Play your cards right

    In a pretty random update, amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Leaf — which you can also use on New Horizons — have been spotted again on Nintendo UK's store! Noticed by the Animal Crossing amiibo Card Trading Group on Facebook, you can currently pick up a pack of these cards for only £3.49. There are three cards in...

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  • News Mondrian-Inspired Puzzler 'Please, Touch The Artwork' Paints A September Release

    But will it be value for Monet?

    The first rule of art exhibitions is you don't talk about art exhibi- wait, that's not right. The first rule of art exhibitions is that you don't touch the paintings, no matter how poke-able they may look. This new art-based cosy puzzler, Please, Touch the Artwork, lets you finally break that rule (limited to virtual...

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