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  • Poll So, What Do You Think Of Mario's New Look?

    Is it-a him?

    We've finally had our first peek at The Super Mario Bros. Movie in the Nintendo Direct teaser trailer presentation, and we now know what the plumber and some familiar Mushroom Kingdom faces — namely Bowser, Kamek, Toad, and Luigi — look like in movie form. We got a good look at Mario's rear in the recent

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  • News The Super Mario Bros. Movie Teaser Trailer Is Finally Here

    "Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!"

    The first official trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally out. Revealed during a Nintendo Direct and also broadcast at New York Comic Con, Illumination's take on Mario has at least been revealed to the world in a short teaser. During the trailer, we get our first look at Bowser, Mario, Toad, and Luigi,...

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

    "Dance off Luigi, me and you!"

    Well folks, it's finally time! After what's felt like an age since the Super Mario Bros. Movie was first announced, here we are about to check out the premiere trailer via a special Nintendo Direct presentation. We're not entirely sure how long this presentation will be, exactly, but we're going to hedge our bets and...

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  • Guide Everything New In The Latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer (October)

    Sandwiches! Sandwiches! Sandwiches!!!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet just got a new trailer, and oh boy — this one is fourteen minutes long. That's a lot to dissect, so find a comfy chair and make yourself a cup of Sinistea as we go through everything new (and expanded!) in this latest trailer, which you can watch here: Don't forget to head to our...

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  • Random Google's Splatoon Easter Egg Lets You Ink Your Search Results

    Inkternet

    It would perhaps be the understatement of the year to say that Splatoon 3 has been a big hit. The game has broken records with the sheer quantity of sales that it has made in Japan and the same can be said across the world. The game has been such a big hit, in fact, that even Google has got in on the action. Getting a Google interactive...

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  • Japanese Charts Splatoon 3 Retains Its Crown, Surprising No One

    Great success!

    Another week, another chart-topping performance from Splatoon 3. Yes, the multiplayer sequel has hit number one yet again in the Japanese charts, bringing in another 157,348 copies for Nintendo. It's another drop from the previous week, but still leagues ahead of The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II at number two, which managed a...

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  • Competition Pokémon World Championships 2022 Giveaway

    Thanks to the lovely people at the Pokémon Center

    We've teamed up with The Pokémon Center UK to give away some exclusive Pokémon World Championships 2022 merchandise to you, our lovely readers! These items sold out during the event, so trust us – serious Pokémon fans won't want to miss this chance.

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  • Nintendo Download 6th October (North America)

    NieR: Automata! Lego Bricktales! No Man's Sky!

    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: NieR:Automata The End of...

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  • News Improve Your Pokémon's Stats In Scarlet And Violet's New Picnic Function

    Lunch fixes everything

    On top of the many new features that were revealed in the latest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer, one that we didn't expect was the ability to have a picnic with your monster team - but that's exactly what we're getting! As seen in the timestamped video above, the Paldea region will bring with it the chance to stop for...

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  • News In-Game Map For Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Hints At Multiple New Species

    What could they be..?

    There's lots to dive into with the new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including TM crafting, the new Farigiraf evolution, and heaps more, but one thing that's tucked away in the in-game mini-map is a bunch of new species that you may have missed. As spotted by @PLDHnet over on Twitter, we get a peek at three new...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Reveals Farigiraf, The Evolution Of Girafarig

    Palindromic evolution

    A part of the new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet And Violet, it's been revealed that Girafarig will now evolve into Farigiraf (Listen, Pokémon Company, those names are really hard to type out - don't do this to us!). Farigiraf is a Normal / Psychic Pokémon whose head and tail effectively fuse together to become one - very...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Will Let You Craft TMs

    The latest addition to the Pokémon Center

    The latest trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is now available to watch on YouTube. Aside from providing us with a whole lot more information on the games' newly introduced Terastallize battle ability, we also got a peak at a new mechanic which will let you craft TMs. Tha

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  • News Lengthy Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Trailer Unloads Heaps Of New Information

    Dive into the journeys of four trainers

    Another day, another Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer! Sure seems like we're getting quite a lot of new information recently doesn't it? As well we should; the game will be launching on November 18th, so it'll be here before you know it! The new trailer is a long one, so strap yourselves in for roughly 14...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • Random Splatoon 3 Fans Are Getting Concerned About The Use Of QR Codes

    Players can add them in as "illustrations"

    Splatoon 3 has been consistently gaining traction since its launch in September, particularly for its excellent enhancements to the multiplayer along with an improved Salmon Run mode and solid single-player component. But it seems players in Japan are starting to get concerned about the use of QR codes in...

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  • 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...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Speeds Into Autumn Celebration With New Driver And Tour To Come Soon

    Because you can never have too much Mario

    Just when you thought that you couldn't possibly manage any more Mario news for one week, Mario Kart Tour glides into view to announce the beginning of their Autumn Celebration series. In a tweet released by the game's official account, Mario Kart Tour has laid out its upcoming schedule until mid-November,...

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  • News Kao The Kangaroo Is About To Get Spooky With Some Halloween DLC

    New levels and skins incoming!

    Kao the Kangaroo is about to celebrate Halloween in style with some brand new DLC launching on October 13th. The extra content - called 'Oh! Well' - will cost €6.99 / $6.99 / £5.49 and will contain five new playable levels along with five additional character skins. Alternatively, if you've not got the full game...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • News Turn-Based Strategy Game 'The Battle Of Polytopia' Gets Switch Release This Month

    Wait your turn

    Indie developer Midjiwan AB has today announced that it will be bringing its low poly strategy game, The Battle of Polytopia, to Switch on October 13th. Releasing on iOS and Android back in 2016 as Super Tribes, the game has undergone a number of upgrades in the ensuing years - apart from just changing the name. Now available on...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • News World's Biggest Pokémon Collection Estimated To Sell For Up To £300k In Auction Later This Month

    More than 20,000 items must go!

    The largest Pokémon-themed collection in the world - comprised of video games, trading cards, plush and much more - is reportedly being auctioned off. An "anonymous" woman from Hertfordshire in England will auction more than 20,000 items as a "single lot" later this month on October 18th. A local auction firm...

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    • Merchandise
  • News Suda51: No More Heroes Could Return If There's "A Big Fan Outcry"

    "Just like Tom Cruise came back as Maverick"

    No More Heroes III is releasing on a few more platforms this month, and as part of this Goichi Suda is once again doing the press rounds to promote the game. Although Suda51 previously bid farewell to Travis Touchdown, it seems there's still a chance of the world famous assassin making a comeback. It all...

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  • News Atlus Announces Persona 5 Royal Card Game, Arriving October 2023

    A partnership with Pandasaurus Games

    The Persona 5 Royal Nintendo Switch release is fast approaching, and if the smash hit RPG wasn't already enough to steal your heart, maybe an official card game will help. Atlus has announced it has teamed up with Pandasaurus Games to release a Persona 5-themed cooperative card game by Emerson Matsuuchi - best...

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    • Atlus
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  • News Overwatch 2's New Phone Number Requirement Is Rejecting Pre-Paid Plans

    Update: Blizzard responds, changes coming October 7th

    Update: Blizzard has just shared an update on its website - revealing it will be loosening phone number requirements for a majority of existing Overwatch players. However, new accounts will still have to meet the SMS Protect requirements. Here are the full details in its official forum update:...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • News Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Is Adding A New DLC Fighter To The Roster This Week

    Rocko is ready for battle!

    Back in May, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl announced it was going "back to the lab again" to craft some new characters. At the time it announced Jenny Wakeman (My Life As A Teenage Robot), Hugh Neutron (Jimmy Neutron) and Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life). Now, to celebrate the game's one-year anniversary Rocko will be joining the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC

YesterdayWed, 5th Oct 2022

  • Rumour Possible First Look At Mario's Movie Face Appears Online

    Warning: unsettling content

    Later this week, Nintendo will be treating us to a very special Direct presentation focused on the new Super Mario Bros. Movie, where we'll be feasting our eager eyes on the debut trailer for the upcoming film. We've already gotten a glimpse of what it will look like via a pretty hectic teaser poster, showcasing Mario...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Mario Movie
  • Guide Best James Bond Games On Nintendo Systems

    Nobody does it better

    This article was originally published in July, but in honour of 'James Bond Day' — the 60th anniversary of Dr. No's cinematic release on October 5th 1962, don't you know — we thought it the perfect time to revisit it. Remember, the ranking below is not set in stone, but is governed in real-time by each game's User Score on...

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  • News Overwatch 2 Servers Hit By "Mass DDoS Attack" On Launch Day

    The free-to-play sequel is now live on Switch

    It's a new era for Blizzard's Overwatch series - with the company rolling out Overwatch 2 across multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch today. It's free-to-play, features cross-platform play and progression and can be downloaded now from the Switch eShop. Unfortunately, the launch hasn't gone...

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  • News It's Official, Bayonetta's OG Voice Actor Won't Be Returning For The Third Outing

    The voice of FemShep and Samus Aran steps up

    PlatinumGames has confirmed Hellena Taylor - the voice of Bayonetta in the first two games, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the animated movie Bayonetta: Bloody Fate - will not be reprising her role in Bayonetta 3. Speaking to Game Informer, director Yusuke Miyata explained how "various overlapping...

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    • Bayonetta
  • News Heads Up, A New Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Trailer Will Premiere Today

    Gotta watch 'em all!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is barreling towards its global launch on November 18th and we're simply itching to get some more info on Game Freak's latest entry. Well, the good news is that we're getting a brand new trailer - hooray! Announced by The Pokémon Company via Twitter, the new footage will debut today at 6am PT / 2pm...

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  • News Chris Pratt Hypes The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Again), Says It's "Very Special"

    He's even promoting the upcoming Nintendo Direct!

    Chris Pratt has been talking up The Super Mario Bros. Movie for some time now, and following the first-look poster reveal yesterday, he's taken to social media once again to hype the upcoming movie. In a brief message, he reiterated how "very special" this project of his is going to be - adding how...

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  • News New Persona 5 Royal Trailer Highlights Slick Switch Gameplay

    Long-awaited port launches this month

    Nintendo has released a new trailer for the long-awaited Switch port of Persona 5 Royal, shining the spotlight on the game's iconic animated cutscenes and slick gameplay. The huge JRPG from Atlus launches later this month on October 21st and it's safe to say we're pretty excited! If you're unfamiliar with the...

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  • News The N64 Encyclopedia Offers Nintendo Fans An Exhaustive Overview Of The 64-Bit Era

    Over 400 games covered

    It seems the hardest-working man in games journalism has struck again! Yes, Chris Scullion — features editor over at VGC, formerly of Official Nintendo Magazine UK, and Nintendo Life contributor extraordinaire (most recently giving EA's FIFA series a fitting send-off for us) — is back again with another entry in his...

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  • Review Railgrade - An Entertaining Management Sim That Runs Out Of Steam

    All aboard the capitalism train!

    There is something deeply appealing about playing with trains. They go exactly where you tell them to, yet can still behave in unexpected ways to keep things interesting. Railgrade from developer Minakata Dynamics is a great railway management sim game with some fun quirks. While it doesn’t go as deep into its...

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  • Random Modder Creates Stunning Portable SNES, And We Want One

    Too cute!

    Over five years ago (or exactly five years if you're in Japan), Nintendo launched the Super NES Classic Edition, an adorable and convenient miniature console loaded with some of the best games available on the SNES. But what if you could take it on the go? As spotted by the fine folk over at Time Extension, a fan-made portable SNES (or...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak's Third Free Title Update Is Out Late November

    More content to come in 2023

    Last week, Capcom rolled out its second free update for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - adding three more monsters. If this wasn't already enough, there's more to come. Capcom is already looking ahead - with a fresh reminder on social media that there's much more in the works. In case you did miss it due to the...

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  • News Square Enix Details New Customisation And Precision Options For Tactics Ogre: Reborn

    Now that's a lotta information

    We are rapidly closing in on the Switch release of Tactics Ogre: Reborn on November 11th and Square Enix has today provided us with a whole lot more information on what upgrades they have made to the series' latest arrival. The full details are available to read online (thanks, Gematsu), outlining the game's newest...

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    • Square Enix
  • UK Charts FIFA 23 Knocks Splatoon 3 Off The Top Spot

    EA's latest entry expectedly takes the crown

    The latest UK boxed charts data is here (after a short delay) and as expected, EA's FIFA 23 has taken the top spot, knocking Splatoon 3 down a peg after several weeks at number one. This first place securement can't really be attributed to Switch, mind, with the Nintendo console only making up 6% of...

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  • News '22 Racing Series' Is Yet Another Futuristic Racer That's Not F-Zero

    Still, it looks pretty neat

    Developer GOATi Entertainment has revealed that its futuristic racing title 22 Racing Series will be heading to the Switch in 2023 after a period of early access on Steam starting on November 22nd, 2022. It's another racer that reminds us of Nintendo's own F-Zero franchise, which at the time of writing has now been...

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  • News Overcooked! All You Can Eat Adds New Chefs, Levels And Recipes In Upcoming Free Update

    Order up!

    Overcooked! All You Can Eat, the manic multiplayer chef sim from Team 17, is soon to receive a huge update to celebrate World Food Day. Adding a whole host of tasty new features and characters, the update will be coming to Switch in but a few short days on October 12th. In a recent news post from the studio, Team 17 shared everything that...

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  • Exclusive SunnySide Teams Up With Gardening YouTuber To Make Their Farming Game More Realistic

    Green thumb meets gamer thumb

    Farming games often don't replicate real-world farming too closely — they prefer to strike a balance between fun and accurate, in which plants need watering every day, but pesticides, fertiliser, and maintenance aren't really on your to do list. But upcoming game SunnySide is aiming to take a more realistic approach...

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  • Random Persona Composer Would 'Love' To Write Music For The Legend Of Zelda

    He's got a soft spot for Xenoblade Chronicles, too

    The Legend of Zelda franchise is well known for its incredible music. With iconic tracks including 'Lost Woods' and 'Gerudo Valley' from Ocarina of Time alongside the beautiful, ambient music from Breath of the Wild, we ima

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  • News Dead Cells Is Getting A Free Boss Rush Update Later This Month

    What a rush!

    Developer and publisher Motion Twin has detailed its next major free update for Dead Cells, which adds a much-requested new Boss Rush mode. Launching on PC today and later this month for consoles, the Boss Rush mode "adds a new layer of challenge to Dead Cells by daring players to fight bosses one after another, in progressively more...

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  • News You Can Now Download A Demo Of The New Doraemon Game On Switch eShop

    Farm life returns this November

    In case you missed it, there's a new Doremon farming sim sequel arriving on the Nintendo Switch this November. If you are interested in trying out Doraemon Story of Seasons: Friends of the Great Kingdom prior to its release, there's now a free demo you can download from the Switch eShop in Japan and it includes...

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  • News Don't Expect The Next Mortal Kombat Game To Be Announced Just Yet

    NetherRealm wants to focus on anniversary celebrations first

    Mortal Kombat fans are understandably eager to find out exactly what developer NetherRealm has been working on since the spectacular Mortal Kombat 11. The general consensus is that the team is currently gearing up to reveal Mortal Kombat 12, but according to creator Ed Boon, we shouldn't...

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Tuesday4th Oct 2022

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online Missions And Rewards: October 2022 - Breath Of The Wild, Animal Crossing, Splatoon

    Earn Platinum Points to unlock new icons

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

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  • Random There's Something Missing From The Mario Movie Poster, And The Internet Has Noticed

    All jump, no trunk

    What? We're just examining the exquisite denim detail, is all Nintendo has announced that in two days' time (October 6th) we are going to be treated to an official Nintendo Direct which will be about all things related to Super Mario Bros. The Movie (we're assuming that's the title now, right?) On top of this exciting news, we...

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  • Random Fan Remakes Pokémon Yellow In Link's Awakening-Style 3D

    I choose you!

    We Pokémon fans have been frankly spoilt by remakes in the past. From Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen way back in 2004 to the recent Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, if there's one thing that we love, it's playing the same game again only slightly different looking. One fan has taken this mission statement and ran with it...

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  • Guide Amazon Prime Early Access Sale October 2022 - When Is It And What Deals Can We Expect?

    A brand new deals event from Amazon

    In October 2022, Amazon is set to launch a brand new deals event, similar to its famous Amazon Prime Day sale. Called the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, the event will run for two days, beginning on Tuesday 11th and ending on Wednesday 12th. Plenty of great deals for Nintendo fans are expected to appear,...

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  • News Nintendo Announces A Special Direct Presentation For Super Mario Bros. Movie

    It's-a nearly here!

    Nintendo has announced a special Nintendo Direct presentation focused on the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie from production company Illumination. The presentation will take place on October 6th at 1:05pm PT / 09:05pm BST / October 7th 4:05am AWST and will introduce the world premiere trailer for the film. Nintendo also notes,...

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  • News Sonic Frontiers Offering Free Sonic Adventure 2 DLC To Newsletter Subscribers

    Score some fresh kicks

    Sega's new "open-zone" adventure Sonic Frontiers arrives on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms next month. In the lead-up to release, it's been discovered players can score some free DLC if they sign up for the Sonic Frontiers newsletter on Sega's official website. The item on offer is a pair of iconic shoes...

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  • Guide Everything We Know About The Super Mario Movie From The Teaser Poster

    Toads! References! Yoshi! More Toads!

    Information about The Super Mario Movie — you know, the one with Chris Pratt — has been slimmer than Bowser's chances with Peach, but that's all about to change. This week, Nintendo has announced a special movie-related Nintendo Direct, meaning that we'll hopefully get to hear Pratt's take on the plumber,...

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  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Figures Out How To Disarm A Lynel

    A golden opportunity for Link

    Lynels are often considered one of Link's most fearsome foes in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With their huge, hulking figure, alarming speed, and dangerous weapons, we've had many a run-in with these creatures that have often ended in disaster. But someone's figured out a wait to clip this beast's fur and...

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  • News Lonesome Village Is A Zelda-Like Puzzle Adventure Fused With An Animal Crossing-Like Life Sim

    Coming to Switch very soon

    Zelda's great. On that, we can all agree. Fighting monsters! Exploring dungeons! Battling gigantic bosses! ...But Zelda games don't usually give Link much freedom when it comes to settling down. Although Breath of the Wild gave you a house for the first time — previously you were always living with family, or squatting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Unreleased 'Dune' GBA Game Is Finally Available To Buy, But With A New Name

    Spicy

    Following on from its Kickstarter campaign last year, Pixel Games UK has released the previously-cancelled Dune GBA game — called Frank Herbert’s Dune: Ornithopter Assault — on Steam under a brand new name. Spotted by @TheSpaceShipper on Twitter (via Time Extension), the newly-titled E

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  • News 2D Multiplayer Game 'Killer Queen Black' To Shut Down Next Month

    "This is not something that was planned or foreseen"

    Liquid Bit's strategy multiplayer game Killer Queen Black is shutting down on 30th November. In an update posted to the developer's website, Matt Tesch — CEO of Liquid Bit — shared the disappointing news with fans (thanks, Nintendo Everything). The reason for the game's shutdown is a result...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Amazon
  • News Pokémon GO In-Game Prices Increasing In Select Regions This Month

    Pikmin Bloom will also be impacted

    Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom developer Niantic has issued a notice about "in-game currency prices" increasing in select regions around the globe, starting on October 5th. In a post on its official website, Niantic mentioned how it wanted to be "proactive" with the pricing notice and explained how it was "due to...

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    • Pikmin
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
  • Rumour This Might Be Our First Look At Sephiroth's Super Smash Bros. amiibo

    Update: Tekken's Kazuya, too

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be done with development, but Nintendo is still releasing amiibo for it on a regular basis. Now that the Minecraft amiibo Steve & Alex have been released, the focused has switched to the Final Fantasy VII antagonist Sephiroth. Masahiro Sakurai and Nintendo haven't actually publically...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • amiibo
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Labyrinth Of Galleria: The Moon Society Dungeon Crawls Onto Switch In 2023

    Update: Release date confirmed!

    Update [Tue 4th Oct, 2022 11:45 BST]: Publisher NIS America has confirmed the release date for Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society, with the dungeon crawler launching on Nintendo Switch on February 14th, 2023 - the perfect Valentine's Day present, perhaps? It's also released a brand new story trailer (which you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Life Is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection - Strong Narrative Let Down By Poor Presentation

    In need of a re-remaster

    When a studio looks to remaster an older title from its repertoire, the absolute minimum expectation is that the new version looks and perhaps plays better than the original, making the most of modern hardware and, where appropriate, integrating new features to align with modern gameplay sensibilities. Granted, the results...

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  • News Nintendo Introduces The Cast Of Bayonetta 3

    Meet the devious divas and one bad kitty

    After an incredibly long wait, this month Switch owners will finally get their hands on PlatinumGames' new title, Bayonetta 3. Ahead of the game's launch on October 28th, Nintendo has shared a news post on its website introducing players to the main cast of characters in the game. There's the main Umbra...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Bayonetta
  • News OlliOlli World Is Getting A Physical Switch Release, Except It Isn't

    What's in the box?

    Earlier this year, OlliOlli World was released on Switch and we loved it (heck, we even gave it 9/10 in our review). Combine this with our love of physical media and you would think that news of an OlliOlli World physical release would be enough to make our heart do a kickflip; except, the game's 'physical' release is not all that...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Physical
    • Switch eShop
  • Random SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake's $250 'BFF Edition' Includes Inflatable Patrick

    Pre-orders now live

    We might still be waiting on a release date for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake (it's currently expected to launch in 2023), but we do at least have details of the game's 'BFF Edition' which is available to pre-order as we speak. For the low, low sum of $249.99, you can get your hands on a very special release that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Random
  • News Game Boy Advance Metroidvania 'Goodboy Galaxy' Is Delayed Into 2023

    Rumble Feature also being implemented

    The Goodboy Galaxy team has announced that the upcoming GBA and Switch title Goodboy Galaxy has been delayed to March 2023 to allow for more time to polish up the game. Speaking via an update on Kickstarter, creator Rik Nicol had the following to say: "We've recently had a look at our roadmap and made some...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Fans Create A Splatoon 3 Take On Mario Kart Using Power Clams

    How to be shellfish in new ways

    Splatoon and Mario Kart are two of Nintendo's most-popular multiplayer series, with the recently released Splatoon 3 currently dominating social media and online play. But what happens when you combine the paint swimming of Splatoon 3 with the racing of Mario Kart? Well, members of "J-Pop meets jazz" band J-MUSIC...

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    • Mario Kart
    • Splatoon
  • Random Halloween Music Album Features New Takes On Classic Metroid, Castlevania Tracks

    'Scarlet Moon Halloween' is available now

    It's October, so you know what that means: it's time to ditch the colourful get-ups and cheerful demeanor for spooky outfits, schlocky horror films, and a general appreciation for all things dark and sinister. That's right, Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to lose...

    • Music
    • Metroid
    • Castlevania
    • Resident Evil
  • News This Game About Frogs, Stars, And Birds Reading Poetry Looks Perfect For Fans Of A Short Hike

    With a soundtrack by Disasterpiece!

    Whether you loathe the "wholesome game" moniker or not, you have to admit: Paradise Marsh looks gorgeous. Looking at its soft, rounded font (reminiscent of beloved indie game A Short Hike) and cast of friendly bugs and critters with gigantic peepers, don't you just want to dive in to this warm-coloured...

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    • Switch eShop

Monday3rd Oct 2022

  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Dragon Mechanic Makes It Easier To Unlock Every Shrine

    Tipping the scales in your favour

    It is truly a testament to the genius of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that we are still discovering new mechanics in the game five years on. One such detail that has passed us by unnoticed for all this time has been recently brought to our attention by Gaming Reinvented, and it concerns the order in which...

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    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
  • Review NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition - A Modern Classic Shines On Switch

    NieR-ly perfect

    NieR:Automata is perhaps a story of the power of word of mouth. A sequel in an IP with a devoted but modest following by Square Enix standards, it became a notable sales success over time as initial fans convinced neutrals that something special had arrived. Director Yoko Taro was also clever in his approach to storytelling - playing...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video We Played Some No Man's Sky On Switch - Here's What We Thought

    An early hands-on with Hello Games

    We are but a few short days away from the Switch release of No Man's Sky on October 7th and it is fair to say that we have been nervous to see how this frankly massive game would run on Nintendo's little console. Following a huge update to the game as we currently find it out in the wild, it seemed unlikely that...

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  • News Nintendo Launches Official Website For Newly Acquired 'Nintendo Pictures'

    Company previously known as 'Dynamo Pictures'

    Earlier this year, it was announced that Nintendo would be acquiring the visual production company 'Dynamo Pictures, Inc.' and subsequently rename it 'Nintendo Pictures'. Well, it looks like the acquisition has now been finalised and Nintendo has launched an official website for its new branch. As...

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    • Nintendo Pictures
    • Industry
  • Random Nintendo Censored Famous Marvel Location In SNES Spider-Man Game

    Changing places, literally

    Retired game developer Kevin Edwards has recently been taking to Twitter to share his experience of the industry in the 1990s. While these posts certainly provide a deep dive into the intricacies of building a video game, so too do they demonstrate the trials involved when the development team is placed under high pressure...

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    • Nintendo
    • SNES
  • Review FIFA 23 - The Final Whistle Blows On A Legacy Of Disappointment

    Don't waste your Sterling on this

    If you’ve been keeping tabs on EA’s hugely popular football franchise, you’ll have heard that FIFA 23 marks the end of an era. As the final game to carry the FIFA licence before EA parts ways with its partner of 30 years, most multiformat sites have been discussing FIFA 23’s importance as the finale of a...

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    • FIFA
    • EA
  • Random Zelda Texture Bug Explains Ocarina Of Time & Majora's Mask Deku Difference

    A sticking point..?

    If you've spent a good amount of time with the N64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and its sequel The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, you may have become quite familiar with the visuals of each games and which assets were brought over from one title to the other. The keen-eyed among you may even notice some small...

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  • Guide Best Paper Mario-Likes On Switch - Games To Play If You're Pining For Old-School Paper Mario

    Cutting edge

    If you're a Paper Mario fan, then there's one key thing that you probably share with all other Paper Mario fans: Disappointment. Unfortunately for all of us who love the antics of Intelligent Systems' two-dimensional plumber, the Paper Mario series has been slowly declining in quality, taking the things we loved about the early games...

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  • News No Man's Sky Creator Is Happy To Leave Microtransactions Out Of The Game

    "what we enjoy is delivering value to players"

    We are but a few short days away from No Man's Sky's inaugural flight to Switch on October 7th and we are buckling in to see how this massive game plays on Nintendo's comparatively tiny console. In order to put some of our fears to rest, we recently got the chance to sit down with the game's creator,...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
  • Feature "No Man's Sky Will Never Run On That" - Sean Murray Talks Defying The Odds On Switch

    "I have a good history of being right sometimes and totally wrong other times"

    There are just a few days until No Man's Sky makes the journey onto Switch on October 7th. Anyone who has played or has even been remotely interested in No Many's Sky over the past six years will most likely have heard of Sean Murray. The founder of development studio...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random After Three Years Of Anonymity, Minecraft YouTuber Reveals His Face

    It sure is a human face

    You have either heard of Dream, or you are over 25. Or you are a games journalist who has to know about these things, but if you are the third one, why are you here? You already know this. Go away. For those of you who are out of the loop, Dream is a 23-year-old Minecraft YouTuber (real name Clay) with over 30 million...

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  • News More Details On Rejected Zelda Game 'Heroes Of Hyrule' Revealed

    If only things were different

    Earlier this year, it was revealed that Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios had pitched an idea for a new Legend of Zelda title called Heroes of Hyrule that would play a lot like Final Fantasy Tactics

    • Nintendo
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    • Retro Studios
  • News Critically Acclaimed 'Inscryption' Gets Rated For Switch

    PEGI spoilers

    Devolver Digital's Inscryption is apparently heading for Switch after appearing on rating firm PEGI's website. The roguelike deck-building indie darling from developer Daniel Mullins found its way onto many a GOTY 2021 list with its PC release last October, and it seems we'll soon be enjoying it

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  • News Fandom Has Acquired GameSpot, Giant Bomb, GameFAQs, And Metacritic In $55m Deal

    Aiming to "super serve entertainment and gaming fans"

    The latest big-company-acquires-other-big-company news for once doesn't concern Embracer or Tencent — instead, it's all about Fandom, a for-profit wiki hosting service covering news and information from a huge range of media, in an acquisition that seems to have surprised many. In a post on...

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  • News Nintendo Goodies Up For Grabs In Playtonic's Charity Auction For SpecialEffect

    Update: Auction is live, including Banjo and DKC items

    Update [Mon 3rd Oct, 2022 17:45 BST]: The auction items went up over the weekend. Up for grabs are various art prints featuring Playtonic Friends games and the developer's own Yooka-Laylee, plus retro-flavoured offerings from the creators of Banjo-Kazooie, Donkey Kong Country, and others. There...

    • Nintendo
    • Playtonic
  • Feature Backlog Club: Portal 2 Made Me Feel Clever, Despite My Minor Case Of Serious Brain Damage

    Sweet Caroline

    Rule number one of Backlog Club: Work through your pile of unplayed video games one at a time, and discuss them with other people. Rule number two of Backlog Club: Don't talk about Backlog Club. Just kidding! Tell everyone. Please. This article is part of our new experimental series, Backlog Club, where we (Nintendo Life!) pick a...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Portal
  • News Disco Elysium's Creative Talent Is No Longer At Developer ZA/UM

    Developers apparently left 'involuntarily'

    It's been confirmed that key creative figures behind the remarkable RPG Disco Elysium are no longer employed at developer ZA/UM. The news initially broke via Martin Luiga, a founding member and Secretary of the ZA/UM cultural association, who announced in a blog post that the cultural association would be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • News A New Transformers Game Might Be Coming To Switch Next Year

    Get ready to roll out

    After the release of promising but all too easy Transformers: Battlegrounds back in 2020, we have been wondering where those robots in disguise have disappeared to (presumably an industrial estate parking lot just off the M4). However, two years on, Battlegrounds' publisher Outright Games has announced that the engines are...

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    • Transformers

Sunday2nd Oct 2022

  • Talking Point It's About Time Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night Came To Switch

    Seminal action-RPG celebrates its 25th anniversary

    Note: this article contains minor spoilers for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets." These words, uttered by Dracula Vlad Țepeș during the opening exchange with Richter Belmont in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, have become completely...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Konami
    • Castlevania
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition

    Here's what the critics had to say

    We're back once again with another review round-up and this time it's for NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition, which is arriving on the Switch next week. This action RPG first made its debut back in 2017 on PS4 and Steam. This latest version of the action RPG gives players access to all of the previously...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - September 2022

    Nintendo Life's picks of the best eShop games in September!

    We're sorry, when did it become October? Well, we suppose it's time to look back at September for our monthly dose of eShop Selects! It's autumn (or fall depending on what term you like to use for the crispy leaves season). The nights are drawing in. The temperature is dropping. And the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • News More Super Mario Movie Jakks Pacific Toy Listings Surface On Amazon

    Toad, Mario, Luigi and Bowser figures

    Back in February, it was discovered Illumination's Super Mario Bros. movie would be getting a toy line created by Jakks Pacific. At the time, Amazon Canada listed a 5-inch Toad figure and a 'Mini-World' van playset, but no other details were attached. Now, months later - Amazon has some new listings for Mario,

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    • Nintendo
    • Toys
    • Merchandise
  • Random Great Scott! These Splatoon 3 Rewards Sure Look Familiar

    Anyone else getting Back to the Future vibes?

    Splatoon 3 channels all sorts of young and hip themes, but it seems the third entry has also taken some inspiration from a number of popular movie series from around the 1980s. Warning: potential spoilers ahead! As noticed by a number of Inklings and Octolings across multiple social media platforms, the...

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    • Splatoon
    • Movies
  • News Toree 3D Developer Brings Super Kiwi 64 To Switch eShop This December

    A 2D prelude game will also be released on October 14th

    Earlier this year during a Nintendo Life indie spotlight, Toree developer Siactro revealed it would be bringing its new 3D platformer and collect-a-thon Super Kiwi 64 to the Nintendo Switch at some point this year. It's now locked in a release window - revealing this new N64-inspired 3D game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Mini Review Picross S8 - Four-Player Picross? It's Absolute Madness!

    "You get used to it, I don't even see the code"

    In a series as focused on multiplayer as Picross S, it’s always seemed odd that Nintendo and Jupiter haven't allowed more than two players to be playing at the same time. We’ve lost track of how many times we’ve played Picross on our Switch during a major social event and could only have one...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    All-S.T.A.R Brawl

    Happy Sunday, everyone; welcome to another edition of 'Box Art Brawl'! We've got another great one for you this week, but first let's take a look at the previous results. Last time, we featured the GameCube classic from Rare Ltd, Star Fox Adventures. Criminally underrated at the time of its release, the action-adventure title has...

    • Box Art Brawl
    • Poll
    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom
    • 3DS

Saturday1st Oct 2022

  • Talking Point What's The Worst Game That You Still Love For Some Reason?

    All your perfect imperfections

    Today marks the 15th anniversary of NBA Live 08 on the Wii. Quite why there wasn't a national holiday and organised street parades for this excellent game is beyond us. Except, of course, it isn't excellent at all. The game was, for all intents and purposes, objectively bad, and yet there is a very large part of this...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo
  • News Star Wars: KOTOR II Switch DLC Appears To Have Missed Its Release Window

    Some fans are wondering what's happened to it

    It's officially October, and technically - we're now out of the third quarter of 2022. While it might not seem like a big deal, it's become quite a talking point for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II fans who picked up the Switch version of the game. Not long after the June 8th launch, Aspyr...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Star Wars
    • DLC
  • Review Potion Permit - A Great-Looking Life Sim That Eschews Both Farmwork And Challenge

    Double, double, toil and trouble

    Coming from developer MassHive Media, Potion Permit is a sweet little social sim-meets-adventure RPG. However, unlike the majority of life simulators currently dominating the eShop, Potion Permit presents no crops to cultivate and no farm animals to tend to, and instead relies on medicinal foraging to help those...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For October And November 2022

    Mario + Rabbids! Bayonetta 3! Pokémon!

    The days are getting darker and the weather's getting colder, but there's one silver lining to be found in these dreary autumn months: we're at the business end of the retail season, meaning more games for us! There's lots to look forward to throughout October and November and below, you'll find a selection...

    • Guides
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video 9 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In October 2022

    Mario + Rabbids, Bayonetta 3, Persona 5 and more!

    September wasn't a bad month at all with games like Splatoon 3 and Return to Monkey Island, but October is shaping up to be even better. This month we've got a lot of heavy-hitters ranging from Switch versions of NieR:Automata and No Man's Sky to Persona 5 Royal. The Bayonetta

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Skyrim Anniversary Switch Players Seem To Be Experiencing Performance Issues

    Frame rate issues & crashes are the main concern

    Earlier this week, the Switch received the Anniversary Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. As amazing as it is to finally have this particular version of the game on Nintendo's hybrid system, it seems some players are encountering performance issues. A number of Skyrim Anniversary Switch users...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • Skyrim
    • DLC
  • News Nintendo Introduces Marth In Fire Emblem Engage

    Welcome back, old friend

    One of the returning characters in the upcoming release Fire Emblem Engage is Marth. This character originally debuted in 1990 and has made multiple appearances since then even outside of the series. In the new mainline Fire Emblem, Marth returns as a legendary hero. In the lead-up to the game's Switch release earlier this...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 1st)

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Winter

    We did it folks! We made it through the barrage of game releases — more commonly known as 'September' — and we live to write another day! Though October is looking just as packed... *gulp* Here at Nintendo Life, we've played through the unofficial Super Mario Bros. 5 fan game made entirely in Super Mario Maker...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Random You Can (Kind Of) Thank Toby Fox For Sakurai's English YouTube Channel

    Undertale creator linked him with localisation company

    Masahiro Sakurai opened English and Japanese YouTube channels a few months ago focused on video game development. In an update on his YouTube socials, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director revealed how the Undertale creator Toby Fox kind of played a part in the process. Toby passed on details...

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    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Toby Fox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros

Friday30th Sep 2022

  • Random Chris Pratt Is Mario In This Unreal Engine Super Mario Bros. Remake

    A fan-made creation like no other

    If Chris Pratt taking on the voice of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animation wasn't already enough for you, a "lifelong Nintendo fan" and beginner Unreal Engine user is reimagining the Super Mario Bros. NES title as a realistic game starring the new voice of Mario. Yes, Chris Pratt is even infiltrating...

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    • Super Mario
    • Movies
    • Video
    • Mario Movie
  • News Assassin's Creed Anniversary 'Mega Bundle' Includes Six Games, Out Now On Switch

    Plus all solo DLC packs

    Ubisoft has launched a brand new Assassin's Creed Anniversary Edition Mega Bundle, giving you the chance to pick up six full games plus lots of DLC in one handy package. Available now on Switch, the bundle includes Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • News Splatoon 3's Latest Update Is Now Live (Version 1.1.2), English Patch Notes Released

    Download it today!

    Splatoon 3 has got off to an amazing start - setting sales records and receiving plenty of praise from fans and critics alike. Nintendo's already issued two updates for the game this month and now we've got a third one. It bumps the third title up to Version 1.1.2. Nintendo of America issued a reminder to Splatoon players about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Updates
    • Reminder
  • News Nintendo's Huge Switch eShop Sale Ends This Weekend, Up to 75% Off 1000+ Games (Europe)

    Savings on Hades, DOOM Eternal, and more

    Update: Here's a friendly reminder that Nintendo's huge eShop sale is coming to an end this Sunday, 2nd October. If you want to take advantage of the sale, make sure to top up your account with our discounted eShop credit (details below), and buy any games that catch your eye before time runs out! Original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sale
    • Europe
  • Mini Review The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition - And Another One!

    The Neverending Story

    Yes, that's right, it's another slightly different version of the game that point blank refuses to crawl into a corner and die. Rejoice! The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition has sneaked its way onto the Switch eShop, giving players the option to purchase a full version or, if you already own Skyrim, a less expensive...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Skyrim
  • Review Various Daylife - A Simple Yet Repetitive JRPG Best For Bite-Sized Sessions

    Another day in the life

    At this point, it seems almost certain that Square Enix is using an AI to randomly generate new titles in its “Underlined Serif Title” RPG series. Triangle Strategy already felt like it was pushing the limits, but we’ve now been graced with the delightful Various Daylife. After an initial exclusive launch on the Apple...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Square Enix
  • News Fan Discovers GameCube Dev Kit That Uses Early Wii Menu Build

    A sensor of history

    Update [Mon 3rd Oct, 2022 16:00]: A previous version of this article reported that a GameCube development kit was found in an early build of the Wii's menu. This was incorrect — a GameCube development unit was discovered to be using an early build of the Wii menu. We have amended the article to reflect this. A GameCube...

    • Nintendo
    • GameCube
    • Wii
    • Hardware
  • Guide Best Time Loop Games On Nintendo Switch

    Live die repeat

    Most video games are either two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Most... but not all. Today, we're celebrating the games that dip their toes into the underappreciated and underexplored fourth dimension: Time. Unfortunately for us 3D peasants, we are forced to experience time in a linear fashion, going from Tuesday to Wednesday like...

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  • News Pokémon-Inspired MMO Adventure Temtem Now Has Over 1 Million Players

    Switch players included

    More games are having a shot are recreating a Pokémon-style experience nowadays, and one of the more successful titles is Temtem by the Spanish studio Crema Games. The developer finally released the game on the Nintendo Switch earlier this month, and now just weeks later has announced it's surpassed one million players. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Here's How The 14-Foot Tall LEGO Bowser Was Built

    King Koopa-sized

    San Diego Comic Con had a pretty monstrous-sized Koopa built all out of LEGO bricks to deal with back in July. We were stunned by this 14-foot tall LEGO Bowser back when it was first shown off, and now LEGO has decided to share some behind-the-scenes footage of just how dear Bowser was put together. Using the 2,807-piece Bow

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    • LEGO
    • Nintendo
  • News Physical Edition Of Bayonetta On Switch Unexpectedly Delayed (EU + UK)

    Originally due out today

    Fans of the Bullet Witch Bayonetta will have to wait for physical copies of the game's Switch release for just a bit longer in the UK and Europe. Nintendo has announced that the My Nintendo Store exclusive has been pushed back to "the first half of October". The physical launch was originally due out today, and Nintendo UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
    • UK
    • Europe
  • Review Let's Sing ABBA - La Question C'est Voulez-Vous

    ABBA-go hero

    Let's start with a question: Why are you here? Of all the many games launching in the latter third of 2022, this is perhaps the most dependably, dryly predictable in form and function: a Let's Sing game featuring songs by Abba. Sure, you might be curious about the playlist or the various modes in this particular entry of the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • ABBA
  • News New Digimon Survive Update Resolves Chapter 10 Story Bug

    Players should now be able to proceed

    Digimon Survive might not be exactly what everyone was expecting it to be, but it's still one of the best-presented visual novel experiences of 2022 - and is well worth a look if you're a fan of Bandai's digital monsters series. With this in mind, Bandai Namco has now updated this latest game in the series to...

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    • Bandai Namco
  • News Star Fox 2 Made Its Debut On The SNES Classic Console Five Years Ago

    You can now play it on the Switch Online service

    The Star Fox series has been a staple of Nintendo systems since the Super Nintendo era, but there was one game in the series that went missing during this generation - Star Fox 2. While the game was mostly ready to go by 1995, by then PlayStation had entered the market and the N64 was just around the...

    • Anniversary
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Star Fox
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Mario Kart Tour Finally Gets Long-Awaited Battle Mode In New Update

    Let battle commence!

    Mario Kart Tour is getting a new update from developer DeNA, finally adding the much-anticipated Battle Mode to the game, its first inclusion in three years. The two introductory course for Battle Mode include GBA Battle Course 1 and GCN Cookie Land, with the new tour kicking off on October 4th at 11pm PT / October 5th at 8am...

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    • Mobile
    • Update
  • News Wait, Is Rosalina Evil In Mario + Rabbids? The Internet Sure Seems To Think So

    Making lunch of the Lumas

    Yesterday, the Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope story trailer dropped and gave us a bunch more footage of all the characters we are going to be able to see when the game releases for Switch on October 20th. On top of the classic team, the Rabbid Lumas and the newly-introduced

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
    • Ubisoft
  • Random Scrapped Super Mario World Files Include This Tiny Guy, And We're In Love

    He smol

    There are a multitude of things that get left out of video games during development and are either hidden away in the finished code or wiped off the face of the earth before we can get our eager Nintendo-obsessed eyes on them. One extremely small detail removed from Super Mario World has recently been brought to our attention by...

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    • Mario
  • News We've Got To Wait A Bit Longer For Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector's Editions (EU + UK)

    "You what!?"

    While those in America and Canada are starting to get hold of their Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Collector's Editions, the UK and Europe will have to wait a bit longer to even pre-order them. Pre-orders were due to open in September, however, customers have started to receive emails confirming that the Special Edition has had to be pushed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • UK
    • Europe
  • Random Animal Crossing: New Horizons amiibo Glitch Results In Naked Bob

    Have you seen Naked Bob?

    What is it with Animal Crossing: New Horizons and surprise nudity? Whether it's the accurate portrayal of classical statues (junk and all!) or the weird glitch that made villagers lose their clothes, we're starting to wonder if this is some plot of Tom Nook's to generate interest

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    • amiibo

Thursday29th Sep 2022

  • News Fired Nintendo Worker Comes Forward With An Account Of Their Dismissal

    Claims they asked Doug Bowser a "downer question"

    After filing a complaint against Nintendo of America and recruitment firm Aston Carter earlier this year which alleged "concerted activities" and "coercive actions", the former contractor who filed that complaint with the NLRB has come forward, revealing their identity and offering further details...

    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • Rumour Fans May Have Translated The Zonai Text In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer

    But the debate is ongoing

    A brand new Zelda trailer always brings a lot of excitement, and there was an extra layer of jubilation with the newest The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom trailer — one, because we have a name, and two, we have a release date — 12th May 2023! But what everyone is really after are the theories. The answers. And...

    • Rumour
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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
    • Tears of the Kingdom
  • News Nintendo Survey Asks Fans What Pokémon Games & Spin-Offs They Want

    A new Mystery Dungeon, another remake and more...

    Every now and then companies will send out surveys to diehard fans asking what kind of games they would like to see in the future based on certain franchises. We've seen Atlus and others like Capcom do this, and most recently it seems Nintendo has issued one, specifically about Pokémon. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
  • News Surprise! Skyrim Anniversary Edition Is Out Now On The Switch eShop

    Wait, I know you

    Let's admit it: we knew that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition was coming to Switch. You knew it too, and seemingly so did all of Taiwan and Europe after the game was rated in each region over the course of the last few months. What we didn't know was when we would be ab

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • The Elder Scrolls
    • Bethesda
  • News Bayonetta 1 & 2 Receive New Update Ahead Of Third Game's Launch

    Includes additional language support

    PlatinumGames' anticipated release Bayonetta 3 is finally launching on the Nintendo Switch next month, and ahead of its launch, Nintendo has issued a new update for the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on the system. Version 1.1.0 for both games includes additional language support options. Here are the patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bayonetta
    • Updates
  • Random Wiglett Is Evidence Of Crab-Like Pokémon Evolution, Says Fan

    Become as crab

    Nature abhors a vacuum, but nature bloody loves a crab. You see, there's this thing called "convergent evolution", in which two entirely separate species end up evolving into very, very similar-looking (but unrelated!) forms. The most famous and eminently meme-able example of this phenomenon is carcinisation — multiple crustacean...

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    • Crab News Thursday
    • Pokemon
  • News Check Out Ed Sheeran's Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Song 'Celestial'

    Update: Music video out now

    Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 17:15]: Pretty much a week to the hour later, Ed Sheeran has dropped the music video for his Pokémon collaboration song 'Celestial'. What's more interesting, however, is that The Pokémon Company states that the song "will be featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!" We're thinking...

    • Pokemon
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Cuphead Is Finally Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Includes 'Delicious Last Course' DLC

    It's Cuphead's birthday - hooray! Although the hard-as-nails platformer only launched on the Nintendo Switch back in 2019, it initially released on Windows and Xbox One back on September 29th, 2017, making Cuphead five years old as of today. Mad! To celebrate the milestone, developer and publisher Studio MDHR...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Don't Worry, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Editions Are On The Way

    Check your emails

    Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got off to a strong start when it was released in July, but one minor setback was the delay of the special edition/collector's edition in select locations around the world. Months later, it seems Nintendo has finally got around to shipping the fancier physical copies of the game in the US and certain other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Nintendo
    • Reminder
    • US
  • Review Let's Build A Zoo - A Creative, Cartoonish Tycoon Sim With A Sinister Twist

    Create new and exciting affronts to the natural order

    We’ve all walked around a zoo and wondered just how hard it could be to run one. After all, you just need to get the animals in one place and keep them from escaping, right? However, if the plethora of zoo management sims on the market is anything to go by, there is a lot more to it. While many...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bullet Hell Metroidvania 'The Knight Witch' Finally Gets A Release Date On Switch

    Brewing up a storm in November

    Cast your minds back to April of this year. Yes, to some it might just seem like yesterday, but we promise, it's been pretty much half a year at this point. Team 17 had announced a pretty sweet looking metroidvania and bullet hell mashup called The Knight Witch, but unfortunately gave no indication as to when we'd be...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (US)

    And they sold out in record time again

    One of the best ways to enhance the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service is to pick up some of Nintendo's retro controllers. Earlier today, it seems there was another surprise restock of Nintendo 64 controllers in the US for Switch Online members. Unfortunately, they were sold out in record time once again...

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    • N64
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    • North America
  • News Gorgeous Pixel-Art Metroidvania Secures Funding For A Switch Port

    Update: Kickstarter stretch goal passed!

    Update [Thu 29th Sep, 2022 11:00 BST]: With its Kickstarter ending later today, the pixel-art Metroidvania Rebel Transmute has successfully passed the stretch goal required for a Switch version of the game. At the time of writing, the finding stands at $25,611, surpassing the $24,000 needed to get the game...

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  • Feature We Take The Fan-Created 'Super Mario Bros. 5' For A Spin

    Spoilers: It's a blast

    Although Nintendo seems to have largely forgotten about it, Super Mario Maker 2 still has its fans. Indeed, so it should; it's a remarkably accessible creative tool for users to turn the Mario levels of their dreams into a reality with an incredibly intuitive UI and toolkit that built on the foundation of the remarkable Wii U...

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  • News Terraria's Huge New 'Labor Of Love' Update Is Now Live, Here's What's Included

    And it's entirely free

    Although Re-Logic issued its 'Journey's End' update for Terraria on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, it's not done with the game just yet. The team behind this 2D crafting, survival and exploration experience has now released a brand new 'Labor of Love' update. It bumps the game up to Version 1.4.4 and includes new...

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  • Review Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris - One For Forgiving SAO Fans Only

    This link takes a long time to get started

    Anime fans around the world will be familiar with Sword Art Online. The light novels and the sprawling media empire that they spawned follow the exploits of Kirito as he stumbles from being trapped in one online video game to another. Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris is the latest game to follow...

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  • Japanese Charts Splatoon 3 Closes In On 3 Million Copies Sold

    There's just no stopping it!

    Crikey, there's just no stopping Splatoon 3, is there? For a game that caused many to question the validity of its own existence, its success in Japan (and worldwide, mind you!) has proven that the franchise is undoubtedly as popular as ever. Selling 301,845 copies last week, the sequel is swifly closing in on 3 million...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Prepares For Battle With A New Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Preparations are indeed being made

    Mario Kart Tour has just received a new update, bringing the game up to a nice round 'Version 3.0.0'. There's not a great deal to note here, as the update appears to be mainly preparation for the upcoming Battle Mode and Spotlight Shop which, as previously reported, is Nintendo's alternative to the game's...

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  • Nintendo Download 29th September (North America)

    Overwatch 2! Penko Park! PICROSS S8!

    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: Overwatch 2 (Blizzard, 4th Oct,...

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  • News Meet "The Galaxy's Greatest Heroes" In Gorgeous Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Trailer

    It'll have you raving

    Ubisoft's Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is out very, very soon — it's nearly October, after all! And in preparation, we've got a brand new trailer that shows off some of the game's gorgeous visuals, but in cutscenes and in gameplay. Who are "the galaxy's greatest heroes" though? Well, it's Mario, Luigi, Peach, and their...

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  • News Limited Run Games Launches Book Publishing Imprint 'Press Run'

    SNES and Virtual Boy encyclopedias out now

    Limited Run Games has announced that it has launched a book publishing imprint called 'Press Run', which aims to bring gaming related books to the masses, including retrospectives, encyclopedias, and more. Led by gaming experts Jeremy Parish (1Up Network, USgamer, IGN, Retronauts) and Jared Petty (IGN,...

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