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News Microsoft "Confident" Activision Could Optimise Call Of Duty For Nintendo Switch
Including titles like Warzone & Modern Warfare II
Believe it or not but Activision's Call of Duty series is actually coming back to Nintendo platforms after a 10-year commitment was finalised in February. Since then, Microsoft has mentioned how it aims to bring the "best version" of the Call of Duty to Nintendo device
News Grim Guardians: Demon Purge Gets A Name Change After Trademark Complaint
Now known as "Gal Guardians: Demon Purge"
Update [Thu 9th Mar, 2023 04:45 GMT]: Inti Creates has announced Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will be undergoing an English name change in select regions due to a trademark complaint. The new title will be "Gal Guardians: Demon Purge". This change will be rolled out across all platforms including the...
News Splatoon 3 Receives A Minor Update, Here's What's Included
Download it today
It's been a busy day for Nintendo and now to top it off we've got a new Splatoon 3 update. This is a minor update following the rollout of Version 3.0.0 last week, which added the first wave of DLC to the game. Here's exactly what Inklings and Octolings can expect from this Version 3.0.1: Ver. 3.0.1 (Released March 8, 2023) Fixes...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Character Menu Now Has Five Extra Spaces For Future Updates
Who will be next?
Update [Thu 9th Mar, 2023 03:30 GMT]: The Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out, and as you might have noticed, the character selection screen now has 5 additional slots below Birdo. Here's a look: This, of course, begs the question of who will be next? On top of this, how many characters are going to be coming our way per...
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 4?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has just launched, and now that many have had the chance to try it out, we're curious to know what your favourite track is in the new update. While you might have been excited about a particular track in the lead-up to this wave's release, maybe it's changed now that you've...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.3.0, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Birdo and Wave 4 are now available
Apart from the release of Metroid Fusion, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today has received its fourth wave of Booster Course Pass DLC. This not only adds two new cups and eight more courses but also the returning character Birdo and the new track Yoshi's Island. Apart from this, Version 2.3.0 comes with a bunch of general...
News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's GBA Library With Another Classic Title
Samus is back in Metroid Fusion
A week after the original announcement, Nintendo has now officially added the classic action-adventure Metroid Fusion to Switch Online's Game Boy Advance library. This game originally made its debut back in 2002, and has also been re-released on a number of other Nintendo digital services in the past. This particular...
Feature "I Am Deeply Moved" - Fatal Frame Devs On Bringing 'Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse' To The West, Finally
Remaster launches worldwide this week
15 years after the original launched on the Nintendo Wii, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (carrying the series' Project Zero moniker in Europe) is finally making its way to the West in an official capacity on Switch. With revamped graphics and a host of new features, the game looks to recapture the...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC - Everything We Know So Far
For The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk
Pokémon Day 2023 brought us the reveal of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Expansion Pass — The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. Following on from Pokémon Sword & Shield's formula, the Expansion Pass will contain two pieces of new story DLC, complete with new areas — The Teal Mask, and
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Pre-Order Goodies Live On My Nintendo Store (UK)
A luggage tag, for all your Hyrule adventuring
If you're counting down the days to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's release, then you know we're barely two months away from this long-awaited title hitting the Switch. Today, the My Nintendo Store UK has opened up a few new pre-order bonuses and bundles. What does one hero of Hyrule need...
News Meet Huge Cast Of New And Returning Heroes In Latest 'Trails Into Reverie' Trailer
The trails continue
The tenth (yes, tenth) entry in Nihon Falcom's huge Trails series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie, launches this summer, and publisher NIS America is gearing up for a mammoth entry with a brand new trailer, showcasing all of the new and returning characters that will be banding together for this new entry. Before we...
News Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon Gets Free Demo, And It's Out Now
It's witchin' time
Upcoming Bayonetta prequel Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is getting a demo ahead of its launch next week, and it's available to download now on the Switch eShop. The demo takes place in the game's first two chapters, and you can carry over your progress to the full game when it releases on 17th March. Nintendo...
News Nefasto's Misadventure Is An Offbeat Point-And-Click About Corrupt Video Game Data
Zeroes and ones
Aurora Game Studio has developed one of the most unusual and unique point-and-click games we've seen for a while. Nefasto's Misadventure: Meeting Noeroze is launching on Switch on 24th March 2023, it's set inside a corrupt video game system, and it stars Nefasto — a piece of game data trying to escape said system. The vibrant...
News Atelier Marie Remake Adds English Subtitles To Atelier Marie Plus
Launching on Switch this July
The Atelier series has grown in popularity here in the west in recent years, and now to top off the upcoming release of Atelier Ryza 3 later this month, Koei Tecmo will also be launching a remake of Atelier Marie on Switch this July. If the return of the original 1997 game wasn't already exciting enough, it's now been...
News Overwatch 2 Launches Its First Ever Anime Collab, Available In Season 3
Get a One Punch Man outfit for Doomfist
Update [Wed 8th Mar, 2023 04:25 GMT]: The One Punch Man Overwatch 2 collaboration is now officially live. This collection of cosmetics includes four cosplay hero skins inspired by Saitama (Doomfist), Genos (Genji), Tatsumaki (Kiriko) and a Muren Rider skin for Soldier 76 (obtainable by completing in-game...
News Fire Emblem Engage Version 1.3.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Wave 3 has arrived
It's a big week on the Nintendo front with all sorts of games and DLC expected. To kick things off, we've got a new Fire Emblem Engage update. Version 1.3.0 sees the release of the third wave of DLC for the game. It includes the returning faces Chrom and Robin 'Emblem of Bonds' along with Veronica ' Emblem of Heroes'. Nintendo...
News Two Official Nintendo Stores Have Been Closed Down
It was fun while it lasted
We're used to hearing about the global growth and expansion of Nintendo, but its business operations in Southeast Asia have been cut back in recent times. According to the video game giant's website, both of its official stores in Thailand have been closed. The JD Central store only opened its doors in December 2021...
News GrimGrimoire OnceMore Demo Available To Download Now On Switch
Surprise, budding witches! GrimGrimoire OnceMore has just received a demo on the Switch. It's available to download now on both the UK and North American eShops. This gorgeously-drawn real-time strategy game from Vanillaware — developer of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim — and published by NIS America is out next month on Switch, but you can...
News Tunic Goes Physical With Special Deluxe Edition Releasing Later This Year
Hardback manual also announced
When Tunic made its way over to the Switch back in September 2022, it quickly rocketed into our list of the very best games of the year. Now, we are raring to leap back into the little fox's mysterious world all over again as publisher Finji has today announced that the game will be getting a physical deluxe edition...
Feature 5 Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Quality Of Life Updates We Still Want To See
Before the DLC, please
The 1.2.0 update to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet brought a lot of nice little additions and improvements to Paldea. A handful of bug fixes — such as accurate reflection of damage done in Tera Raid battles and some quality of life updates for the in-game Pokémon PC boxes — certainly go a long way into taking the
News Switch Rating For Hyper Light Drifter Devs' Stunning 'Solar Ash' Appears Online
Update: ESRB has also rated the game
Update [Wed 8th Mar, 2023 11:25 GMT]: A rating has now also appeared on the ESRB for the game's unconfirmed Switch port. Obviously, the game didn't realise yesterday like we were suspecting, but perhaps we'll hear more soon? Original article [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 15:00 GMT]: A brand new rating for a Switch version...
Review The Legend Of Heroes: Trails To Azure - Crossbell's Conclusion Is A Cracking RPG
The release of the Crossbell Saga in English has been a long time coming for fans of the Trails series. And with The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero’s cracking debut last September, the wait for Trails to Azure has had us salivating. And finally, the missing gap in the series has been filled, and the conclusion of the...
News Retro-Inspired 'Ultra Pro Wrestling' Announced For Switch After Passing First Kickstarter Goal
Get ready to rumble
While the Kickstarter campaign might not be over just yet, it's fair to say that Hyperfocus Games' fundraising for Ultra Pro Wrestling has got off to a great start. With 22 days left to donate, the team has surpassed its target goal of £17,000 and (at the time of writing) is now sitting on over £25,000. The game is still in...
News Surprise! Fire Emblem Engage's 'Wave 3' Expansion Pass DLC Is Releasing Soon
Update: Here's a first look
Update #2: Nintendo's official Fire Emblem Twitter channel has shared some new footage of the Wave 3 DLC coming to Fire Emblem Engage later this week. Here's a look at Chrom and Robin in action: Update #1: Confirmed for other regions: Original story: Switch got off to a strong start
News Fortnite's Next Season Will Apparently Add An FPS Mode
Epic's insanely popular battle royale title Fortnite could be getting a new mode that will put it more in line with certain other games on the market. According to Fortnite content creator HYPEX, the third-person multiplayer title will be adding a first-person mode in the next season - allowing players to keep a much closer eye on enemies...
News Super Mario amiibo Get Restocked Ahead Of MAR10 Day (US)
Grab any you missed
Mario Day is on the horizon and this means all sorts of themed goodies are being distributed far and wide. This apparently includes a Super Mario amiibo restock in the US. As highlighted by Siliconera, the NFC figures are back in stock at stores like Target and Best Buy - with collectors able to get their hands on Mario, Luigi,...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Returning Pokémon, Including DLC
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will add another 230
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. Both Scarlet and Violet are out now, and players all over the world are discovering a brand new generation 9 Pokédex...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All New Pokémon, Including DLC
Five more 'mons coming in the Expansion Pass
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet haven't got a full 150 new designs, but we do get 107 new Pokémon to add to our collection — including the long-awaited Pokémon number 1,000, bringing the National Dex up to four digits. We've listed all the new Pokémon to be found in the Paldea Pokédex below, but be...
Deals Nintendo's MAR10 Day Sale Discounts Top Mario Games By Up To 40% (US)
Deals live now ahead of the big day!
The celebrations for this year's MAR10 Day (March 10th) have gotten underway early, with plenty of fantastic deals appearing at retail in the US. If you're wanting to add some of Mario's biggest and best titles to your library, now's your chance! All of the deals found below will be available between now and...
News Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Goes Gold, Launching Next Month
Publisher Frogwares has confirmed that Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened has gone gold and will be launching on Nintendo Switch on April 11th, 2023. Pre-orders for the Lovecraftian mystery are available via the digital storefront now and will grant owners three custom outfits for Holmes and Watson. In addition, there are two different versions...
News Europe's MAR10 Day Switch Bundle Will Not Contain 'Choose Your Own Game' Option
Locked in to Super Mario Odyssey instead
Last week we got our first proper look at Nintendo's upcoming MAR10 Day Switch bundle. As revealed for the US, this set contains a standard model Switch with red Joy-Cons, a Mario Movie sticker sheet and one game from a choice of three. Nintendo Europe has today revealed the same offer for the continent,...
Random Octopath Traveler II Scene Recreated By World's Largest Miniature Train Exhibition
We feel like we should be used to unusual collaborations, but they don't get more unexpected that a miniature train exhibition and a retro-style JRPG. Square Enix DE has partnered up with a German miniature train exhibition in Hamburg to recreate one of Octopath Traveler II's most memorable scenes — and it's really rather...
News Theatrhythm Final Bar Line's New Update Is Now Live On Switch, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
After a brief tuning period
The latest instalment in Square Enix's Final Fantasy rhythm series, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, played its way onto the Nintendo Switch last month to high praise (we gave it a 9/10 in our review). A new big-fixing update was released for the title's PS4 release last week and we are now happy to see that the tweaks have...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Revealed
Decide on Decidueye
Decidueye is going to be the next 7-Star Tera Raid reward in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Announced by the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account (via Serebii), the Gen 7 starter will be available in-game between 17th and 19th March, and again from 24th to 26th March. The Arrow Quill Pokémon follows from the Pokémon Day...
UK Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Bags Franchise's Fourth Biggest Boxed Launch
Sales roughly half of the original
After a few weeks of digital exclusivity on the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Prime Remastered has finally landed in retail stores across the UK. Although the release wasn't quite enough to knock Hogwarts Legacy off its throne, Retro Studios' shooter managed to take the silver, selling around half of what the original...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Octopath Traveler II?
What say you, traveler?
Octopath Traveler II, the long-awaited sequel to one of Team Asano's finest games, launched last week to positive reviews across the board, cementing it as a worthy successor to the 2018 original. In our own review of the game, we called it "a triumphant and confident follow-up to its predecessor, building on the established...
Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - February 2023
Our picks for the best Switch eShop games in February!
February has, somehow, already been and gone. It feels like we barely got acquainted, right? It was a busy month though, primarily due to the presence of the "traditional" February Nintendo Direct showcase, paving the way for the mighty Metroid Prime Remastered to finally show its face on the...
News The Next Pokémon Joining Pokémon Unite's Roster Is Goodra
Update: Lapras has also been confirmed
Update [Sun 5th Mar, 2023 03:45 GMT]: In addition to Goodra, it seems Lapras will be making its way to Pokémon Unite in April. When we hear more, we'll let you know. Original story [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 06:55 GMT]: Following the news earlier this week that the Sword legendary Zacian would be joining...
Feature Enjoying The Journey - How Square Enix Learned From The Past For Octopath Traveler II
"We aimed to evolve the formula rather than change it"
It has been five long years since the release of Square Enix's fantastic, multi-pronged RPG Octopath Traveler on Switch. Starting as a console exclusive on Switch before branching out onto other platforms, the game gave us eight different storylines to dive into, a range of protagonists to fall...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 4th)
Tell us, pleeease
Welcome, one and all! It's been another reasonably busy week here at Nintendo LIfe. We started off with a Pokémon Presents showcase which, according to you fine people, wasn't all that good. The biggest highlight was undoubtedly the announcement of the Scarlet and Violet DLC, which will come in two parts and is officially called
News Konami Teases "More" Bomberman On 6th Anniversary Of Super Bomberman R
A sequel is arriving this year
It's been six years since Nintendo launched its hybrid device known as the Switch. While many fans of the system remember the launch for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there were some other unique offerings available. One of these other titles was Super Bomberman R. Konami at the time launched the game...
News Splatoon 3 Outlines Next Patch Update, Here's What To Expect
Fixes are on the way
Splatoon 3 rolled out Version 3.0.0 earlier this week - adding the first wave of DLC and various other adjustments and changes. Unfortunately, there have been some minor issues linked to friend notifications. Nintendo has now shared its plans for the next update via its Japanese social media channels. It explains how it is...
Poll Six Years On, Which Was Nintendo Switch's Best Year So Far?
Which brought you the most Joy(-Con)?
The Switch has been out for a whopping six years today! Can you believe it? We're not sure what the more mind-blowing fact is here, the idea that we haven't had anything new from Nintendo for over half a decade or the realisation that 2017 was six years ago... Either way, making it to a sixth birthday while...
News Nintendo Has Been Patching A "Severe" Vulnerability Found In Some Online Switch, 3DS, And Wii U Games
Update: Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for Wii U taken offline
Update [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 15:30 GMT]: Nintendo has announced that it has begun temporary emergency maintenance on Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U. While unconfirmed, it's heavily speculated that the maintenance - which at the time of writing has no time frame attached to it - is...
Guide 50 Best Nintendo Switch Games So Far
The very best Switch games ever (so far)
Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge amount of great games since the console launched back in 2017. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle — too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a lovely problem to have. Help! There are too many excellent games...
News Switch Online Missions & Rewards Adds Metroid Prime Remastered Icons
Update: Icons available now
Update [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 10:45 GMT]: The Metroid Prime Remastered icons for Nintendo Switch Online are official and they're available now. Set 1 is available until March 10th, 2023, so you'll have to be reasonably quick if you want to redeem your points for these. The set includes, as previously mentioned, Samus in...
News Capcom 'Spotlight' Broadcast Announced, Airing Next Week
Expect updates for Mega Man, Ghost Trick & more
Capcom is hosting its own special 'Spotlight' next week on 9th March. Fans can look forward to a 26-minute broadcast covering all the company's major IP and upcoming and existing releases. Some of the titles you can expect to hear more about include Resident Evil 4 Remake, Exoprimal, Monster Hunter...
News Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Edition Out Now In Europe & Japan
Here's your reminder
Last month, Nintendo surprised Switch owners with the shadow drop of Metroid Prime Remastered. While fans in North America didn't have to wait long to pick up a physical copy, many outside this region have been required to wait until 3rd of March if they were exclusively seeking this version. Fortunately, this day has arrived...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online Game Boy Advance Service March 9th
Samus returns in Metroid Fusion
Nintendo originally teased Metroid Fusion as one of the many games coming to the Switch Online GBA library in the near future and now it has confirmed it will be the first title to expand the service on 9th March. To reiterate, that's next week! This entry in the Metroid series originally made its debut on the Game...
News Cosy 3D Farming Sim 'Everdream Valley' Is Looking To Take Stardew's Crown
Coming to Switch Spring 2023
Mooneaters, Untold Tales, and VARSAV Games have announced Everdream Valley, a brand new 3D farming sim that - in their words - is looking to be "your new favourite cosy farming game". Launching on the Switch in Spring 2023, the game sees you restore your special corner of the valley during the day, and take part in...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For March And April 2023
Bayonetta! Advance Wars! Minecraft!
The Nintendo Switch turns six years old this month – can you believe it? – but there are still plenty of fantastic games headed to the system in the near future. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over the next couple of months, including some highlights picked by...
Japanese Charts Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Obliterates The Competition
Octopath Traveler II also debuts strong
The latest Japanese charts are in and it's yet another impressive showing for the Nintendo Switch with a total of six games representing the platform in the top ten. Coming in at the top, we've got Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, which frankly leaves the competition in the dust, selling a total of 189,931...
Nintendo Download 2nd March (North America)
Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star! Pronty! Meg's Monster!
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: Fitness...
News Nintendo Reveals Official MAR10 Day Switch Console Bundle
Includes red Joy-Con and a one of three digital Mario games
Update [Thu 2nd Mar, 2023 14:20 GMT]: Well that didn't last long! Nintendo has now confirmed that the Mario-themed console bundle - officially dubbed the 'Nintendo Switch Mario Choose One Bundle' - is real and will retail at $299.99. The bundle will be made available starting March 10th...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 Launches Next Week
New courses revealed
Get ready folks, the next wave of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC is on the way and will be bringing eight new courses plus a new driver in the shape of Birdo to the Switch on 9th March — that's next week! These additions will be available for free to all those with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership, where you...
News 'Alice Gear Aegis' Combines Anime Girls With Ferocious Mech Combat
"So many girls!"
Ever played Zone of the Enders and thought "hmm, this could do with more girls"? Well, you might be in luck, because Alice Gear Aegis CS Concerto of Simulatrix is just a couple of weeks away from a western release on March 16th, 2023. Originally released as a mobile title in Japan in 2018 before the console version arrived in 2022,...
News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Lands Free Switch Demo, Out Today
Just when you thought that Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope had faded into the category of 'forgotten games', two pieces of news come along to bring it back into significance. Today kicked off with the release of the game's first wave of DLC 'Tower of Doooom', and the team at Ubisoft are keeping the news ball rolling as it revealed that a...
News Capcom Ending Resident Evil 7 Cloud Rental Service On Switch
The joys of the cloud
While in most cases you're required to buy a cloud game outright on the Nintendo Switch, over in Japan, there are certain cloud releases that can actually be rented. Resident Evil 7 (known as the Biohazard series in this region) happens to be one of them, but it seems this offer will soon be removed from the local Switch eShop...
News Nintendo Updates 'Switch Online + Expansion Pack' Trailer With New Footage
Metroid Fusion, Pokémon & Excitebike are on the way
If there's one thing Nintendo loves doing, it's updating its Switch Online + Expansion Pack promotional trailer - highlighting all the new offerings. Just yesterday, it's shared a brand new trailer on its official YouTube channel, this time highlighting the new offerings in the N64 library such...
News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Updated With Spooky 'Tower Of Doooom' DLC
A Season Pass exclusive
The award-winning title Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope today receives its very first DLC offering, officially titled the 'Tower of Doooom'. As part of this Ubisoft and Nintendo have now rolled out a new update for the game. The patch notes at the moment are only available in Japanese. Below is a rough translation (via...
Video 7 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In March 2023
Bayonetta, Fitness Boxing & more
Well, here we are - the third month of 2023! We've already had games like Metroid Prime Remastered, Kirby and Octopath Traveler II so what's up next? This month players can look forward to all sorts of titles. March is kicking off with the release of Fitness Boxing: Fist of the North Star. Later on in the month
News Fitness Circuit Brings Your Own Virtual Trainer To Switch This May
Feel the burn!
Publisher Spike Chunsoft has today announced that it will be bringing exercise back to the Switch as Fitness Circuit powers its way onto the console on 26th May. Remember back in the early days of the global pandemic when everyone turned to Switch games like Ring Fit Adventure to maintain some sense of daily exercise? It served as a...
News Numskull Games Reveals Coffee Talk: Double Pack Physical Edition
Brewing Summer 2023
Numskull Games has announced that Coffee Talk and Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly will be getting a 'Double Pack' physical edition for the Switch, launching Summer 2023. Containing both games on a single Switch cart, the release will also include a download code for the official soundtrack, with the download card...
News No Man's Sky Receives New Update Today, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Last week saw the launch of the Fractal update in No Man's Sky which brought additions such as new ships, expeditions and even gyro controls to the Switch. Now, Hello Games has released the follow-up patch to solve any issues with the new content. The ver. 4.12 update is mainly focussed on sorting out bugs that arose with the latest...
News Risqué Anime RPG 'Mugen Souls' Splashes Onto Switch Next Month
Featuring turn-based combat and bubbly baths
Eastasiasoft has announced that Mugen Souls will be making its way to the Switch on April 27th, 2023. The turn-based RPG is a faithful adaptation of the Japanese original, retaining all content to make this the definitive way to experience the game. Players will explore free-roaming battle maps across...
News Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Bug Replaces Paradox Pokémon With Eggs
With the recent release of patch v1.2.0 for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the games have also launched a new Tera Raid event featuring brand new 'Paradox Pokémon' Walking Wake and Iron Leaves. However, it appears that a rather egregious bug has raised its head in the wake of the release (thanks, Automaton), and players who encounter it have...
News The DioField Chronicle Is Getting A Free "Large-Scale" Update Next Week
New difficulties, scenarios and more
Square Enix pumped out a lot of RPG-style games in 2022, and one of them happened to be the tactical release, The DioField Chronicle. If you were hoping for more from this newer IP, you're in luck. The Japanese publisher and developer has announced an update next week on 6th March will be adding a new scenario...
News Nintendo Switch Sports Version 1.4.0 Now Live, Here's What's Included
Nintendo Switch Sports added golf to the mix late last year, and while it's seemingly got nothing else major planned in the near future, it's still being updated on a regular basis with some small patches. The second update of the year (Version 1.4.0) makes some changes and adjustments, and also includes "several" fixes to improve the...
News NIS America Reveals CRYMACHINA, An Action-Packed Sci-Fi RPG For Switch
Launching later this year
NIS America have revealed a brand new RPG from developer FURYU called CRYMACHINA, and it's heading to the Switch in Autumn 2023. The game features fast-paced action and slick combat with beautiful sci-fi visuals and a story that will push players to question their own perception of humanity. Here's a bit more information...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Gets Another Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today
After a massive update for Disney Dreamlight Valley last week, Gameloft has now updated the game (again) - this time with a hotfix patch. The team has received some useful feedback from the community which has allowed it to squash certain pesky bugs featured in the update and keep everything moving along in the Valley. Here's the...
Video Splatoon 3 DLC Wave 1 Is All Style And No Substance
Empty, if inkopolished
The first paid DLC pack for Splatoon 3 is out now, and as expected, it adds Inkopolis from the first game as an additional hub area. Players will need to wait for Wave 2 to really dig into some proper new content, though what this will entail exactly is still unknown at this time. For now, while the addition of Inkopolis is a...
Review Redemption Reapers - An Uneven Tactical RPG With A Fantastic Soundtrack
Fails to live up to its hype
When we first loaded up Redemption Reapers, we were in love with the aesthetic of the game. A dark and gritty tactical RPG with surprisingly good-looking cutscenes and haunting music was exactly the palate cleanser we needed after playing through Fire Emblem Engage. While those strong points never get old during this...
Hands On Bayonetta Origins Is Shaping Up To Be An Elegant, Enchanting Spin-Off
If you happened to find the secret chapter in last year’s superlative Bayonetta 3, you’ll already have been treated to a surprise glimpse of the art style and general atmosphere found in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. That secret area was, as it turned out, a short playable demo, one we assumed pointed to some incoming
Video Splatoon 3's Inkopolis Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison (Switch & Wii U)
First wave of DLC out now
After being revealed at the February Nintendo Direct, the first wave of DLC for Splatoon 3 is now here, bringing the Inkopolis hub world from the first game in the series over to the Switch. The location is nothing but a new hub for the time being, with no noticeable bonuses being granted to those that choose to shop and...
News Action RPG Trinity Trigger Lands May Release Date In Europe And Australia
After a September 2022 Japanese release
It was with a heavy heart that we saw the Western release of action RPG Trinity Trigger get held back a solid six months following its Japanese debut last year, and while we still have a while to go before we can dive into the '90s-inspired adventure, publisher Marvelous Europe has now given us a Switch...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Updated Patch Notes
DLC eShop page now accessible from the game
This is your reminder that the Version 1.2.0 update for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet has officially gone live on Switch. Following some patch notes published a few weeks ago, Nintendo has now shared updated ones. The most notable additions include some "newly added features" which we now know as...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Get Pokémon HOME Support In "Early 2023"
Send your Pokémon to the cloud
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been out for a number of months now, but there's still no sign of Pokémon HOME support. It was mentioned during a previous showcase last November how it would be added after the game's release, and now at the latest event, it's been updated to an "early" release at some point in...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's DLC Will Have "Over 230 Familiar Pokémon"
A list of the line up may have already leaked...
Another one of the highlight announcements during the latest Pokémon Presents broadcast was the announcement of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC. The two-part series - The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk - will begin this Fall with the first part, and the second part will follow in Winter 2023. While...
News Scalpers Set Their Sights On Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Release
Update: "We will work to provide more units as soon as possible," says NOA
Update [Mon 27th Feb, 2023 17:45 GMT]: Nintendo of America got back to us with the following statement which makes clear that it will be looking to resupply outlets with more Metroid Prime Remastered stock ASAP should they sell out: We will do everything we can to meet the...
UK Charts Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Takes The Bronze In A Busy Week
Octopath Traveler II also makes a strong debut
We've got the latest UK Charts for you and there are quite a few new releases to cover this week, though none have been able to de-throne Hogwarts Legacy, which has remained at number one since its release. First up, we've got Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe entering the charts at number three,...
News Latest Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Event Starts Today, Features New Paradox Pokémon
Meet 'Walking Wake' and 'Iron Leaves'
During the Pokémon Presents showcase, it was announced that the latest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid event has now begun, and it features two new Paradox Pokémon. Taking place from February 27th, 2023 to March 12th, 2023, you'll be able to catch 'Walking Wake', a Water/Dragon type, in Pokémon...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Gets Another Update Early Next Week
Here's what you can expect
Following the massive new update for Disney Dreamlight Valley last week - adding the Festival of Friendship update, Gameloft is now preparing another one. This next one comes in the form of a hotfix - addressing some notable bugs based on community feedback. Here are just some of the fixes players can expect: Quests no...
News Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection II Scores A Surprise eShop Release
Three classics + more
Remember that second collection of Valis that arrived on the Nintendo Switch last September in Japan? Well, Edia has now released it locally on the eShop for $44.99 USD. Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection II comes packed with three more entries in the Valis series. Players can revisit Valis IV (PC Engine), Syd of Valis...
Soapbox Alone In The Dark On GBC Is A Bizarre Relic You Should Play At Least Once
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Ollie sits down with the least loved entry in the current Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy library and finds an odd, twisted version of a game he loves... Alone in the Dark: The New...
Video 3 Great Switch Games You Might Have Missed In February 2023
Did you pick them up?
February 2023 has, all things considered, been a surprisingly busy month for the Switch. Not only did we get the likes of Octopath Traveler II, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, and Tales of Symphonia Remastered, but the one and only Metroid Prime Remastered also shadow dropped digitally during Nintendo's Direct pre
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 25th)
The good, the bad and the ugly
It's been a long six months since we last got a new Kirby game on Switch, but with this week's release of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, we think it's safe to say that nature is finally healing. This week over on Nintendo Life we have been delving into the world of ports, asking why so many remasters are sub-par...
News Sports Story Version 1.0.5 Is Now Live, Here's What's Included
More changes to the "Secret Dev Room"
Update [Sat 25th Feb, 2023 03:05 GMT]: The Version 1.0.5 update for Sports Story is now live. Developer Sidebar Games says more updates are coming soon: Original [Wed 22nd Feb, 2023 02:55 GMT]: The indie title Sports Story didn't get off to the best start last year when it was shadow-dropped. Since then,...
News Nintendo Uploads New Switch Online Overview Trailer, Game Boy Now Included
The service has levelled up
Nintendo's recent Direct broadcast was arguably one of its best - with news like a release date for Pikmin 4, a shadow drop of Metroid Prime and another look at Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. One other exciting announcement was the reveal of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles for the Switch Online library. Now, following...
News My Nintendo Offering "Exclusive" Reversible Switch Box Art Covers For Octopath Traveler II (US)
Redeem this reward today
Octopath Traveler II is now officially available on the Switch and to celebrate the My Nintendo website in the US is offering some exclusive box art covers. In total there are eight of them - with each one covering one of the main characters. The catch is, you'll have to print them out yourself. Nintendo recommends using...
Review Digimon World: Next Order - A Repetitive, Open-World Grind For Die-Hard Fans Only
The only way is Easy Mode
Just like any franchise that’s been going as long as it has, Digimon video games have had plenty of ups and downs. Digimon World: Next Order was first released in 2016 for the PlayStation Vita, with a PlayStation 4 release making its way to the West the following year. Since then, it has enjoyed enough of a cult following...
Guide Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe: All Magolor Skills
With Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, players are sure to be busy getting to grips with the wonderfully remastered campaign, as well as the all-new Magolor's Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveller content. Magolor's Epilogue sees you take control of Magolor across four stages packed full of enemies and boss battles and, in order...
Guide Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe: All Secret HAL Rooms
Dave, my mind is going, I can feel it...
Kirby's Return to Dream Land is available on Switch in 'Deluxe' form featuring new areas and secrets to discover, including a special stage in Magolor's Epilogue, plus returning secrets such as the two secret HAL Rooms that you can find during t
Guide Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe: Magolor's Epilogue - How To Unlock The Secret Special Stage
C'mere, there's more
One of the headline additions to Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe is the brand new Magolor's Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveller, which adds a solid couple of hours of playtime onto the original Wii game's main campaign. There are a total of four areas in Magolor's Epilogue, with each one composed of four stages and a...
News DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos Looks Perfectly Pleasant In Gameplay Trailer
"You're almost threatening when you team up"
Outright Games has unveiled a brand new gameplay trailer DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos, due for release on March 10th, 2023. The trailer focuses on what you'll be doing during your time with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the League, including a look at combat, collectibles, costume...
News Bandai Namco Apologises For Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Issues On Switch
Currently investigating a fix
Beloved RPG Tales of Symphonia's recent remaster should've been met with applause from Tales series fans, but instead, the Switch version in particular has drawn some criticism for the various technical issues. And Bandai Namco is aware of them (via Abyssal Chronicles). In a series of tweets, the official Japanese...
Poll Octopath Traveler II Is Out Now, Which Character Will You Start With?
Eighth time's a charm
It's time lose yourself in the lush world of HD-2D all over again — Octopath Traveler II is out today on Switch (and PS4, PS5, and PC of course). Announced only last September, this surprise sequel does everything a follow up should do — it improves on every single aspect of the original while also staying faithful to it...
News Action-Adventure Game 'Molly Medusa' Pays Homage To Zelda: The Wind Waker
Sailing and puzzles? Check!
Publisher Burning Planet has revealed Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit, a 3D action-adventure game that appears to pay homage to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker's classic puzzle and sailing mechanics. Launching on the Switch on April 20th, 2023, the game stars the titular Molly Medusa whose friends have seemingly all...
News Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Introduces Six New Characters
Come meet some friends
Spike Chunsoft has revealed six new characters that you'll be meeting during your adventures in Master Detective Archives: Rain Code. These characters are all known as 'Master Detectives' and each possess an ability known as "Forensic Forte". They've all been designed by the game's character designer, Rui Komatsuzaki. Master...
News Jason 'Leinfors' Parker, Popular QA Tester On Terraria, Has Passed Away
"Jason challenged us all to reach for a standard of excellence"
Jason "Leinfors" Parker, a well-known QA Tester on the huge indie sandbox game Terraria, has passed away, Re-Logic has announced. Sharing the announcement on the Terraria forums as well as on Twitter, the development team said Leinfors was a "devoted partner, friend, and brother to us...
Review Clive 'N' Wrench - A Banjo-Kazooie-Style Throwback That Hits All The Wrong Notes
Monkey see, monkey don’t
There is little argument that Switch has become one of the premier consoles for 3D platformers. From a host of classics from the 'Golden Age', such as Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64, to incredible brand new experiences, like Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and brilliant indies such as Lunistice, there is a 3D platformer...
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