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News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Nintendo Ad Teases New Master Sword Details
Link's legendary sword returns
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom release is fast approaching and while we won't be publishing any major spoilers or leaks here on Nintendo Life, we are still sharing officially released materials. The latest one comes in the form of a translated Nintendo ad in the latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu...
News Animal Crossing-Like 'Cozy Grove' Scores A Physical Switch Release (US)
Skybound Entertainment and iam8bit have announced a physical edition of the Animal Crossing-inspired game Cozy Grove. This hard copy, in cooperation with developers Spry Fox and Quantum Astrophysicists Guild, will be made available as a physical retail edition exclusively from GameStop for $29.99 USD, and also as an exclusive edition...
News Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Version Out Now (US), Will You Be Getting It?
Let us know
Perhaps the biggest announcement of the most recent Nintendo Direct was Metroid Prime Remastered. It was even launched on the same day via the eShop, with the physical version to arrive at a later date. Now, after a few weeks of waiting, the hard copy of the game is finally available in the US and across North America. NoA's senior vice...
Video Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison (Switch & Wii)
Spot the differences
This week marks the arrival of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch - a new release based on the 2011 title from the Wii era. If you are wondering how the latest Switch release holds up alongside the original version, you're in luck. GameXplain has put together a side-by-side comparison video showcasing...
Guide Splatoon 3: Fresh Season 2023 - Every New Weapon, Stage, And Feature
Fresh by name, fresh by nature
Kicking off on 1st March, Splatoon 3's Fresh Season looks like it has learned from everything that its predecessor, Chill Season 2022, did well and amped up the content even more. Chill Season introduced a whole host of new weapons and stages alongside the headline reveals of Big Run and X Battles, and there are new...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe
Is it another slam dunk for Kirby?
Kirby is back once again this month with Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a refreshed version of the Wii original. Launching this week on February 24th, 2023, we provided our full review on the game and heaped a bunch of praise onto it, calling it "a fantastic remake of one of our favourite Kirby adventures"...
Poll Which Nintendo Switch Online Console Do You Play The Most?
Top of the box
The Nintendo Switch Online service is, slowly but surely, becoming quite an enticing prospect for Nintendo fans. In addition to enabling online play, the biggest draw for potential subscribers is undoubtedly its legacy games service (plus that sweet Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, of course). Starting off with just the NES...
News Peppa Pig: World Adventures Gets New Globe Trotting Gameplay Trailer
Pig in the city
We have known of Peppa Pig: World Adventures for a while now, and although the children's TV star is not set to fly onto Switch until 17th March, that hasn't stopped the good folk at Outright Games from releasing an all-new gameplay trailer to show Peppa in action. Much like its predecessor My Friend Peppa Pig, this looks like it is...
News No Man's Sky 'Fractal' Update Launches Today, New Ship, Expeditions, Gyro Controls Added
Here are the full patch notes
The developer behind No Man's Sky, Hello Games, has today announced that the space exploration title will be jetting off into ver. 4.1 with the all new Fractal update. Much of this update makes improvements on the VR side of things, but there is still a lot of new content to be had for Switch players. This includes the...
Review Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe - A Suitably Dreamy Encore For One Of Kirby's Best
If you’ve had a gander at our list of the Best Kirby Games Of All Time lately (or read our original 9/10 review from back in the day, more to the point) you’ll know that we hold Kirby’s Return to Dream Land in high regard around these parts. A return to classic Kirby action after a few less successful deviations from the norm...
News Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Update Now Available, Here Are The Patch Notes
Does it play like a dream?
Following on from Monday's statement, Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition's promised update is now available to download on Switch. Square Enix shared the patch notes over on Steam and the official Japanese website, which basically reconfirms the company's message from earlier in the
News Mega Man X Returns To The Fold In Brand New Minecraft DLC
Classic levels! Skins! That music though!
Mega Man X fans have been patiently waiting for new content from the franchise for literal years at this point. Aside from the Legacy Collection bundles released back in 2018 along with a... shall we say, enthusastic mobile game in the form of Mega Man X DiVE in 2020, we've had no original content since Mega...
Guide Where To Buy Metroid Prime Remastered On Switch
Best physical deals + digital discounts!
After years of rumours, Metroid Prime Remastered has finally come to Nintendo Switch. The game's now available worldwide both physically and digitally, and all the details you need on how to get your hands on it for the best price (including a discount on the digital version) can be found below. Update:...
News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Officially Announces "Chaos At The World Tournament" DLC
Based on the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is still going strong with regular updates and DLC. Following on from a teaser at the start of 2023, Bandai Namco has now officially announced the 23rd World Martial Arts Tournament arc update. Here's a description and a few teaser screenshots: "The setting for this story is...
News EVO Reveals Its Fighting Roster For 2023
Everyone is here!
It's that time again when the Evolution Championship fighting series reveals its lineup for the new year. Games returning from last year include Guilty Gear Strive, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, King of Fighters XV, Melty Blood: Type Lumina and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is als
Rumour New Switch Bundle Featuring Mario Movie Bonus Supposedly Launching "Soon"
A release could line up with MAR10 Day
Update [Fri 24th Feb, 2023 02:30 GMT]: It seems there may be a minor update about this "new" bundle. According to the Nintendo deal Twitter account Nintend'Alerts, the bundle is new packaging with stickers. Be on the lookout for more details. Original article [Wed 22nd Feb, 2023 01:45 GMT]: If you're...
Feature 'Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam' - Our Questions, Theories, And Speculation
It's been a couple of weeks now since February's Nintendo Direct and you want to know the one thing that we are still not quite over? There's a new Professor Layton game coming our way! It almost doesn't sound right saying that out loud: "a new Professor Layton game". Not a remaster. Not a rerelease. Something new. So new, in...
News The First Review For Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Is Now In
Are the scores pretty in pink?
Kirby's third Switch game in the last 12 months drops on Switch this Friday in the form of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, a remake of the Wii game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (or Kirby's Adventure Wii if you're in Europe), and ahead of its 24th February launch, the first review has dropped (thanks, Gematsu)...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Announced
Catch Pikachu for Pokémon Day
Today is stuffed full of Pokémon news, apparently. Not only has The Pokémon Company confirmed it's holding a 25 minute Pokémon Presents showcase on Pokémon Day next week (27th February), but a brand new 7-Star Tera Raid event is coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet this weekend to celebrate. From 24th to 27th...
Talking Point What Will Be Announced On Pokémon Day 2023?
Who's that reveal?
27th February is fast approaching, and you know what that means? Pokémon Day is almost here! Every single year since 2016, which happened to be the franchise's 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company has shared a number of announcements on this day to celebrate Pokémon, usually in the form of a Nintendo Direct-style Pokémon...
News Microsoft's Commitment To Bring Call Of Duty To Nintendo Is Now Legally Binding
Update: Deal does not encompass additional Xbox IP
Update [Wed 22nd Feb, 2023 12:30 GMT]: There has been some confusion in light of Brad Smith's tweet regarding the 10-year legal agreement between Microsoft and Nintendo. Smith stated that the deal was to "bring Xbox games to Nintendo's gamers", leading many to assume - quite naturally - that this...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Switch OLED Getting My Nintendo Store Restock (US)
It's returning to GameStop as well
If you've been trying to secure a limited edition Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Switch OLED model and happen to be located in the US, you'll want to keep an eye out in the coming days for a restock. Nintendo of America has announced this special unit will be returning to both GameStop and the My Nintendo Store on...
News Level-5 Showcasing New IP & More In Upcoming March Live Stream
Professor Layton, too
Level-5 had a major comeback during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation - announcing the return of Professor Layton and even some new IP. If you are keen to know about the Japanese company's upcoming Switch projects, you'll be able to learn more in its "Vision 2023" showcase - airing on 9th March at 8pm JST. That's 3am PT...
News Miyamoto: Nintendo Is "Always" Working On Mario, But Isn't Ready For The Next Game Reveal Just Yet
Mario movie game when?
Nintendo has just opened its Mario-themed Super Nintendo World park in Hollywood and soon Super Mario will be getting his very own big-screen animation – so when can we expect to see the next major video game entry? In a recent interview with IGN, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned how although Nintendo hasn't got...
News Nintendo Switch System Update 16.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Download it today
Nintendo has just released its first Switch firmware update for 2023 - bumping the system up to Version 16.0.0. This latest update makes a slight adjustment to 'nicknames' and also comes with regular "stability updates" to enhance the overall user experience. When we learn more about the backend adjustments, we'll update this...
UK Charts Splatoon 3 Makes A Surprise Comeback, Climbing Six Spots
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe maintains its strong presence
The latest UK charts are in, and without any new releases to speak of in the top ten this week, there is merely a slight reshuffling of the deck. In the top ten, Splatoon 3 has made a bit of a comeback this week, climbing up six spots from position sixteen to position ten. Meanwhile, Mario Kart 8...
News Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist Of Salburg Arrives On Switch In July Worldwide
Update 2: Only available digitally in the West
Update #2 [Tue 21st Feb, 2023 14:35 GMT]: Nintendo UK has shared an English trailer for the upcoming Atelier Marie Remake, which features Japanese voice acting and English subs. Gematsu has also confirmed that the game will be digital-only in the West, but the digital deluxe edition will be available...
News Splatoon 3's Second Big Run Event Is Coming Next Month
Watch out for the Horroboros
Big Run is back in Splatoon 3 for the second time in March. Kicking off on 4th March and ending on 6th March, the second Big Run will see Inklings and Octolings team up to defend the Inkblot Art Academy from another Salmonid invasion (via Nintendo UK Twitter). Big Run #2 will kick off just a few days after Fresh Season...
News Upcoming Retro Shooter 'FUR Squadron' Looks Like Psychedelic Star Fox
It's been a little while since we got a new, bonafide Star Fox game, but this upcoming Switch release from publisher Raptor Claw looks like it might just scratch the same itch. FUR Squadron launches on the eShop on March 17th, 2023 at a price of £6.29, and judging from the above trailer and accompanying screenshots, it looks very much...
News Chrono Cross Remaster Update Coming Later This Month, Promises "Framerate Improvements"
It isn't just a dream
Square Enix has shared that it will be releasing a patch for last year's Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition later this month. The game — which includes the PS1 sequel to Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, along with a previously Japan-exclusive Satellaview title Radical Dreamers — came out last April, and this is the...
News Nippon Ichi Software Announces New RPG 'Xicatrice' for Switch
Launching in Japan June 2023
Update [Tue 21st Feb, 2023 15:30 GMT]: After yesterday's brief teaser, Nippon Ichi Software has officially unveiled Xicatrice, a brand new RPG for the Nintendo Switch. It's currently only earmarked for Japan, launching on June 19th, 2023, but we're fully expecting a western release to follow soon after. Here's some...
PSA Watch Out, Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Art Book Spoilers Have Leaked Online
Start muting those keywords
It seems that a significant number of images from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom art book have leaked online. The art book in question is supposedly the same one that's included with the Collector's Edition of the game, so while there doesn't appear to be anything earth-shatteringly devastating in terms of...
Talking Point What Is The Best Special Edition Switch Console?
The full range
Ah, special edition consoles. There is nothing else quite like them, is there? From the flashy to the subtle, these decked-out devices are a reminder of the series' that we love, the titles we cherish and the designs that make us ooh and ahh. They are a special way to stand out from the crowd and have something that feels a little...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch Music And Rhythm Games
Not rushing, not dragging
Updated with Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. Enjoy! Whether you're a rhythm-gaming master or just enjoy getting down to the funky beat, there are a wealth of games available on Switch that cater to the musically inclined. From games that give you a full body workout to titles that test the timing of a single digit, we were...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Octopath Traveler II
What's the verdict?
Outside of Kirby, perhaps one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch releases this month is Octopath Traveler II. This HD-2D RPG by Square Enix makes its triumphant return - building on its predecessor's established foundation with some welcome new ideas and tweaks. We gave the game an "excellent" nine out of ten stars here on...
News Capcom Permanently Lowers The Price Of Monster Hunter Stories 2 On Switch
"A new price of $39.99"
There's been a lot of conversation in recent times about the price of video games being raised and games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom have even been bumped up to $70. It seems Capcom is doing the complete opposite with its older library of titles - announcing the 2021 release Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings...
News Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Switch Release Has Reversible Cover Art
Featuring the Japanese box art
While some retailers in North America only just launched pre-orders for the physical version of Metroid Prime Remastered on Switch, it seems others have already sent out the game to a number of customers. Users on Reddit have highlighted how the hard copy comes with a reversible cover. On the main side, there is the...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom amiibo Goes Live On Amazon UK, Pre-Order Now
You're gonna need a bigger Rupee bag
Apart from a Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Collector's Edition announcement at the latest Direct broadcast, Nintendo also unveiled a brand new Link amiibo based on his appearance in this new entry. If you happen to be located in the UK and have been looking to secure this amiibo for yourself, now is your...
News Nintendo's Next Switch Game Trial Has Been Announced For Online Subscribers (US)
Get rolling with Katamari Damacy
One surprise announcement during the most recent Nintendo Direct was We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie. It's coming out this June on Switch and is a follow-up to Katamari Damacy REROLL. Ahead of this game's release, Nintendo is giving Switch Online subscribers in the US a chance to play the first 'Reroll'...
News Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist Of The End & The Secret Key Has Gone Gold
No more delays
Last month, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key was delayed from a February launch until 24th March 2023. At the time, the game's producer Junzo Hosoi mentioned how the title required "additional time to fine-tune". Now, in an update, Koei Tecmo has revealed the third entry has officially gone gold. In other...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch RPGs
The finest traditional-style Switch RPGs available to humanity
Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge number of quality titles across almost every category since launching back in 2017, and the RPG genre is certainly no exception. Below you'll find our picks for the console's essential role-playing games, in no particular order. This selection will...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 18th)
Adventures big and small
We all needed a quieter week after last week's Nintendo Direct blow-out, and that's exactly what we got. But don't worry, there's still plenty to talk about, and plenty of games on the horizon. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's big patch is coming soon, and we've got all of the patch notes for you.
News Bill & Ted’s Excellent Retro Collection Just Shadow Dropped On The Switch eShop
Party on, dudes!
Bill & Ted fans are in for a treat today, with Bill & Ted's Excellent Retro Collection shadow dropping on the Switch eShop for $9.69 USD. This title was originally announced for Nintendo's hybrid system last year. It's described as a "blast from the past" and comes packed with the retro NES and Game Boy hits Bill &...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games
Lock and load
Updated with Fashion Police Squad and Metroid Prime Remastered. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception. It's a welcome change because Nintendo systems have historically lagged a little behind other consoles in the FPS field despite hosting some...
Soapbox As A Colour Blind Gamer, I Can Now Finally Beat Metroid Prime
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Rory how the recent release of Metroid Prime Remastered has enabled him to settle an old score. Prime endboss spoilers inbound... I know. I was a handsome bugger. It’s always...
Japanese Charts Nintendo Switch Sports Tops 1 Million Physical Sales
Pokémon slips down to second
With the latest Japanese charts, Sony is once again dominating the hardware sales. This time, though, two PS5 games are also in the top ten (via Gematsu). The big story for Nintendo is that Nintendo Switch Sports has surpassed 1 million physical sales in the week of 6th to 12th February. The family sports title sold an...
News The Outbound Ghost Dev Copyright Strikes Its Own Game Over Legal Battle
Update: Publisher releases official statement
Update [Sat 18th Feb, 2023 00:55 GMT]: Publisher Digerati has provided an official statement to Nintendo Life, here it is in full: It has come to our attention that Conrad Grindheim Borrell has recently posted a series of videos on Twitter containing several falsehoods about the ongoing dispute between...
Guide Metroid Prime Remastered: All Artifact Locations
Plundering Tallon IV
Your main objective in Metroid Prime Remastered, beyond blasting Space Pirates, is to gather up 12 Chozo Artifacts in order to gain access to the game's final area. In this guide, we'll show you how to get every Artifact in the game, listing every Artifact by location with instructions on how to collect it. Many of the Chozo...
News 'Tetris Effect: Connected' Is Getting TATE Mode In A Free Update
Enhance Games has announced that an update for Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Tetris Effect: Connected will introduce TATE mode to the Switch version, enabling you to flip your console — or your TV if you're hardcore — on its side and get those blocks falling on a screen that better matches the orientation of the well. The update is scheduled to...
News Splatoon 3 Reveals Brand New Special Weapon For Fresh Season 2023
Tenta Missiles 2.0
We've got another Special Weapon reveal for Splatoon 3 today, which is coming when Fresh Season 2023 kicks off on 1st March — the Super Chump. Unlike yesterday's new Special Weapon, the Kraken Royale, the Super Chump is a brand new weapon and takes a little bit of inspiration from a few other Splatoon series weapons, most...
Review Octopath Traveler II - A Confident Follow-Up And One Of Switch's Finest RPGs
Eight roads diverged in a wood, and I... well, I took them all!
A year after the Switch released, Team Asano—who made its name on the Bravely Default games on 3DS—released Octopath Traveler for the Switch. The fascinating HD-2D art style immediately grabbed people’s attention, while the clever implementation of classic JRPG gameplay quickly...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Launching "Late February", Here Are The Full Patch Notes
"We will continue to take your feedback very seriously"
It's now been well over a few months since the launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. While the gameplay was quite enjoyable at launch, there were admittedly some bugs and technical issues. Game Freak was quick to address some of these problems with a few updates, but it seems it's not done...
News Ubisoft Bringing Reboot Of Classic RTS 'The Settlers' To Switch Next Month
Reimagined for a new generation
Late last year, Ubisoft surprised RTS city-building fanatics when it announced The Settlers would be returning in 2023. The new title The Settlers: New Allies is out today on other platforms, and as part of this, Ubisoft has now confirmed the Switch release date - with the game now locked in for 23rd March 2023...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Tales Of Symphonia Remastered
What did the critics think?
This week marks the return of Bandai Namco's epic JRPG Tales of Symphonia. It started out in the early 2000s on the GameCube and now many years later has received a remaster. We posted our Switch review earlier this week on Nintendo Life awarding the title 6 out of 10 stars. As much as we love this classic, it feels a...
News Sonic Frontiers' Sales "Greatly Exceeded" Expectations
Sega's parent company is happy
Sega took the blue blur in a bold new direction last year with the release of its open-zone adventure Sonic Frontiers. Parent company Sega Sammy has now spoken about the game's reception and sales success in a Q&A with investors - revealing the latest entry has "greatly exceeded" the original sales estimation...
News Metroid Prime Remastered Physical Pre-Purchase Live On Nintendo Store (US)
Shipping a day before release
If you happen to be located in the US, and have had difficulties securing a physical copy of Metroid Prime Remastered ahead of 22nd February 2023 release, don't worry, because Nintendo has got you covered. Pre-purchases for the physical copy are currently available on the Nintendo Store for $39.99 USD with a standard...
News Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Gets A Seven-Minute Overview Trailer
The pink puff returns next week
It's another month of exciting Switch releases and next week sees the arrival of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. Although Nintendo gave it a bit of time in the spotlight during the latest Direct broadcast, it has now gone to the extent of uploading a nearly seven-minute video showcasing everything players can...
Guide Metroid Prime Remastered: Power Suit Upgrade Locations
Suit up, soldier
Metroid Prime Remastered, like all entries in Nintendo's sci-fi franchise, requires you to rebuild Samus Aran's arsenal and make her powerful enough to take on even the most fearsome of beasties. In this guide, we'll take you through all Power Suit upgrades to find on your travels across the planet Tallon IV, including the...
News Nintendo's February Fest eShop Sale Is Live, Save On Persona 5, Sonic Frontiers, And More (Europe)
Snap up some bargains.
Nintendo's next big eShop live has gone live today, and is a feast of February offers. The February Fest sale has some big new-ish titles in the mix, alongside a lovely mix of indie darlings that you may have missed out on last year — or even before! The sale is on until 26th February, so for the next 12 days, you can get...
Nintendo Download 16th February (North America)
Theatrhythm! Tales of Symphonia! Akka Arrh!
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: THEATRHYTHM FINAL BAR LINE...
News Watch Out, The Kraken Is Making A Comeback In Splatoon 3
Release The Kraken!
A classic Special Weapon from the original Splatoon is returning in Splatoon 3. That's right — The Kraken is back. The popular weapon is coming out to play on 1st March 2023 when Fresh Season 2023 kicks off. The Japanese Splatoon Twitter account shared some clips of the returning favourite — which many fans love, but this...
Exclusive FPS Horror 'Remorse: The List' Brings Scares To Switch Next Week
That's a whole lot of 'nope'
Last week, publisher Feardemic laid out its plans for 2023, with not one, but five unique horror games scheduled to launch within the next 12 months. Now, we can exclusively reveal that the first-person horror title Remorse: The List will be launching on the Nintendo Switch very soon on February 23rd, 2022. The game is...
News New Splatoon 3 Art Book Makes A Splash In Japan Next Month
Update: Pre-orders are now open
Update [Thu 16th Feb, 2023 09:45 GMT]: Pre-orders for both the artbook and the soundtrack are now live over on PlayAsia. If you're looking to grab one or both of these check out the links below, and read our original story for more info. <products id="22409"> <products id="22410"> Original article...
Rumour 'Pokémon Together' Website Has Fans Hopeful For New Mystery Dungeon
Spike Chunsoft reference spotted
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, developed by famed Japanese studio Spike Chunsoft, has gained a considerable wealth of fans over the years, with some claiming the spin-off franchise to be even better than the mainline Pokémon games. Now, it appears that a reference within the source code of the recently...
News Play MLB The Show 23 On Switch For Free Ahead Of Release (North America)
Join in on the technical test
Update [Thu 16th Feb, 2023 04:30 GMT]: Here's a reminder for residents of North America that this trial can now be downloaded on the Nintendo Switch. Original article [Sat 4th Feb, 2023 16:00 GMT]: If you're excited for the release of MLB The Show 23 and happen to be located in the US or Canada, it seems you won't...
News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Version 1.3.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Expansion Pass Wave 3 has arrived
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 made an appearance at last week's Nintendo Direct - announcing the release date for Wave 3. This update has now officially arrived and with it comes a number of bug fixes. Wave 3 adds the brand new hero Masha. She's able to make accessories for your party using special types of ore. There are...
News Disney Dreamlight Valley Gets A Massive New Update, Patch Notes Detailed
New content, new features & more
We got a teaser of the next Disney Dreamlight Valley patch last week and now Gameloft has released the full patch notes ahead of the 16th February launch. Players can expect new features and content including the Festival of Friendship update. This comes with the new characters Olaf and Mirabel and much more...
News Dragon Ball: The Breakers - Season 2 Launches Today, Adds A New Raider & Map
The Prince of Saiyans has arrived
Update [Thu 16th Feb, 2023 00:55 GMT]: Ahead of the Season 2 launch, Bandai Namco has now shared an extensive list of patch notes for Version 2.0.0. Here's exactly what you can expect (Bandai Namco via Nintendo Everything): Update Details Changes to Role Selection Added a ROLE SELECT screen for ONLINE MATCH...
Feature 19 Game Boy Games We'd Love To See On Nintendo Switch Online
Yes, that includes Game Boy Color
Well, it happened — Game Boy games are finally on the Nintendo Switch Online service. This is another one of those rumours that we've been hearing about for a good while now, and in february 2023, Nintendo just snapped its fingers and popped seven rather lovely classics onto NSO just like that. Originally, the...
Review Tales of Symphonia Remastered - A GameCube Classic That Shows Its Age On Switch
Dwarven Vow #108: Let sleeping dogs lie
Though it’s never quite had the popularity of the Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest franchises, the Tales series has set a good reputation as the ‘other’ classic JRPG series that’s consistently maintained a decent quality for quite some time now. Back in 2004, Namco (no Bandai yet) was only on the fifth...
Random Cuphead Gets Limited Edition Art From Final Fantasy Artist Yoshitaka Amano
As part of the Japanese Deluxe Edition
Cuphead and Final Fantasy aren't two games we often put together, but today, that changes. StudioMDHR has shared some limited edition artwork that will be included in the Japanese Deluxe Edition (through SuperDeluxe Games) from none other than Yoshitaka Amano, the incredible lead artist on the first six Final...
News New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Distribution Event Announced
Update: Now live
Update [Fri 17th Feb, 2023 09:10 GMT]: The code for Garganacl has been revealed, with Serebii sharing it on Twitter (thanks again, Serebii). You'll have until 20th February to get yourself the Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet. The code you'll need for this is: 1STCHAMPSV. You can also check out our guide for all other Mystery Gift...
News Splatoon 3 Reveals Expansion Pass Wave 1 Launches Later This Month
Nintendo has announced that Wave 1 of Splatoon 3's Expansion Pass will launch on 28th February. This follows last week's details during the Nintendo Direct. We don't know much about Wave 1 yet, but what we do know is that Inkopolis — the hub world of the original Splatoon — will be making a comeback along with the Booyah Base,...
News Shin chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation Bags Physical Release
Standard and Collector's Editions up for grabs
Limited Run Games has revealed an upcoming physical edition for Shin chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation, with pre-orders set to launch on February 21st, 2023 at 12pm ET. The release will come in two flavours, which seems to be the norm for Limited Run Games: Standard and Collector's...
News Pre-Purchase Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom At GameStop And Get A Free Wooden Plaque
Another GameStop "exclusive"
In the lead up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, US video game chain GameStop has announced a new pre-order deal. If you pre-purchase the game from the store now, you'll not only receive a copy of the game, but you'll also score a "free exclusive wooden plaque". Note: If you purchase the...
News The Pathless Scores 'Exclusive Edition' Physical Release On Nintendo Switch
Pre-orders are now live!
The Pathless made a successful transition across to the Nintendo Switch earlier this month, and if you've been holding out for a physical copy, you're in luck. Pre-orders for a physical edition have now officially gone live on iam8bit's website. It'll set you back $39.99 USD (or your regional equivalent) and comes with a...
News Latest Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Announced
Garchomp and Sylveon are up next
The Pokémon Company doesn't appear to be slowing down on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Tera Raid Battle Events any time soon. The latest one announced will include a Garchomp and Sylveon, available in both versions. This Tera Raid Battle will begin later this week on 17th February and will last until 19th February...
Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Metroid Prime Remastered
"One of the best-looking Switch titles I've seen"
Are you still recovering from Metroid Prime Remastered's surprise announcement and release? Well, how about some more detailed analysis on Retro Studios and Iron Galaxy's stellar rerelease from the team over at Digital Foundry? Comparing the new Switch release to both the GameCube and Wii titles,...
Exclusive First Look At Switch Footage For Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator
YES CHEF, RIGHT AWAY CHEF
We have a rather delicious dish ready for you today, folks. Publisher Nacon has exclusively shared with us the debut footage of Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator on Switch, with the game scheduled to launch on February 23rd, 2023 in Europe and March 28th, 2023 in North America. The trailer is quite clever, all told,...
Review Theatrhythm Final Bar Line - A Magical Musical Romp Through Final Fantasy History
Feel the Theatrhyhm
If there’s one thing pretty much everyone can agree on, it’s that the Final Fantasy series has some incredible music. With a 35-year legacy and around 100 games bearing the Final Fantasy moniker, it’s not surprising that the music from the series is some of the most recognisable in video game history. Theatrhythm, then, is...
PSA A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Is Now Live
Catch a Tandemaus on Valentine's Day
Update [Tue 14th Feb, 2023 05:00 GMT]: This event is now underway, here's your reminder! Original article [Tue 7th Feb, 2023 03:05 GMT]: Last month, The Pokémon Company announced a handful of new Tera Raid Battle events coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Now, ahead of Valentine's Day next week, we've...
Video MVG Investigates Switch Online's "Impressive" Game Boy & GBA Emulation
"Nintendo has knocked this out of the park"
Nintendo last week surprised fans with a shadow drop of the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance libraries for Switch Online. If you're wondering how Nintendo's official emulations hold up, game developer and YouTuber Modern Vintage Gamer has now taken a look at the new libraries. The verdict is these emulators...
News Metroid Prime Engineer "Let Down" By Exclusion Of Original Credits In Remaster
Update: Another OG dev calls it a "travesty"
Update [Tue 14th Feb, 2023 02:30 GMT]: The original Metroid Prime technical lead engineer Jack Mathews has now shared his own thoughts, calling it a "travesty". Here's what he had to say about the remaster not crediting the original developers in a message to Axios: “When my son plays Metroid Prime...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Metroid Prime Remastered?
Scanning for scores
We are sure that many of you lovely lot have spent the weekend Morph Ballin' and we can't say that we blame you! After last week's Nintendo Direct finally brought us news of Metroid Prime Remastered we couldn't believe our luck; but when it dropped on the very same day we had to check if we were dreaming! Even more so was this...
Video Everything The February 2023 Nintendo Direct Didn't Tell You
There's a fair bit!
The dust has settled on the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, and whether you're currently playing through Metroid Prime Remastered or the Game Boy / Game Boy Advance collection for Nintendo Switch Online, there's likely to have been something for everyone to enjoy here. But did you know that there were some facts from the N
News Team White Chocolate Claims Victory In The Latest Splatoon 3 Splatfest
Update: And it's a clean sweep
Update [Mon 13th Feb, 2023 10:30 GMT]: If Splatoon 3 is to be believed, then white chocolate is the best chocolate. That's right, Team White Chocolate won the latest Splatfest — and it was a clean sweep, too. White Chocolate were ahead at the Half-Time Report, and they won in all categories, meaning that Dark and...
UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Fall Out Of The Top Ten In A Week Of Stiff Competition
Plus a surprise appearance from Mario
This week's data for the UK's boxed charts is finally with us and we are seeing a slightly quieter week from Nintendo this time around. As we have come to expect, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was once again the highest-selling game on the Switch. This week the title only made it to fourth place however, after a strong...
News Hollow Knight: Silksong Playtester Shares Small Update, Says It's "Worth The Wait"
"It is a glorious game"
There's been no update about the status of Hollow Knight: Silksong since last year, so what's the latest now that it's skipped another Nintendo Direct? There's apparently no need to worry! In an update via the game's official Discord channel, a Team Cherry playtester has shared a brief message explaining a little about...
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Metroid Prime Remastered
Welcome one and all to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl! Last weekend we took a look at Suda51's Killer7, one of the 'Capcom Five' titles from the glory days of the GameCube. The results were... not close — expectedly so, really. The North American cover held onto the top spot with 58% of votes in its favour. This was followed...
News Switch's Game Boy Library Doesn't Have A Set Schedule, According To Nintendo
"But each collection will continue to grow"
Nintendo has pumped out classic games for its Switch Online service on a consistent basis. There's kind of a pattern, but that doesn't necessarily mean fans should expect the same thing when it comes to the newly released retro libraries. Axios Gaming co-author Stephen Totilo reached out to Nintendo...
Poll Which Character Would You Like To See Return Next In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?
The roster expands
The February Nintendo Direct Showcase gave us our first look at Wave 4 of the upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC, which will not only bring the all-new Yoshi's Island course our way but will also add Birdo to the roster of playable characters. This Wave will be the first of its kind to being a new character into the mix and we'd be...
Soapbox I Scoffed At Switch Lite, Then I Backpacked Through South East Asia
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Rory details how Nintendo's smallest Switch finally won him over... “Yes sir, it’s definitely a sleeper train. Don’t worry.” The lady at the ticket office chuckled to...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 11th)
Primed and ready
Phew - this was a pretty busy week, huh? To kick off the week, we took you through some of the highlights from Nintendo's latest financial report for Q3 of fiscal year 2023. This included the rather stupendous new sales milestone for the Switch, with the console now exceeding Game Boy and PlayStation 4 total sales. We also learned...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch OLED Rumour Resurfaces Online
A common link
Update: The rumours are true and pre-orders are now open! Grab one here: <related ids="147191" label="Buy Here:"> Original Article: Remember that rumoured Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Switch OLED model that leaked at the end of last year? Well, there's seemingly been a small but significant discovery. Twitter account...
Gallery Here's Another Look At Pikmin 4, Out On Nintendo Switch This July
Nintendo kicked off its latest Direct broadcast this week with a brand new Pikmin 4 trailer, confirming the Switch title would be arriving on 21st July 2023. This latest entry will feature a new dog companion named Oatchi (pronounced oat-chee), Ice Pikmin that can freeze enemies and the environment. We've now rounded up some additional...
PSA Splatoon 3 Switch OLED Back In Stock At Select Retailers (US)
Get it while you can!
It's a Splatfest in Splatoon 3 this weekend, but that's all Nintendo is doing to promote the latest squid shooter. The company's American branch has issued a message on social media - announcing a restock of the Splatoon 3 Switch OLED model. This system was originally released alongside the launch of Splatoon 3 last year and...
News Nintendo Infographic Showcases Every Game Featured In The February Direct 2023
Count 'em up!
This week's Nintendo Direct Showcase sure was a big one, huh? There was more footage of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a better look at Pikmin 4, the surprise release of Metroid Prime Remastered and much, much more besides. Now (as is tradition) Nintendo has released an official infographic, showing everything that went...
Guide How To Make Metroid Prime Remastered Work With A GameCube Controller
Going back to basics
Metroid Prime Remastered brings the GameCube classic to Switch in fine fashion. Retro Studios, with the help of multiple additional developers, has updated the original game significantly for the Switch, implementing revamped visuals, an expanded gallery features, and multiple new control options. Of course, one of these...
Review Metroid Prime Remastered - A Long-Awaited And Stunning Return Of A Legend
It’s difficult to believe now, but there was once a time when the notion of a first-person Metroid game seemed unfathomable. Prior to the release of Metroid Prime back in 2002, the franchise had been confined to the 2D realm, with complex environments full of secrets and hidden equipment that bolstered your abilities and combat...
News Nintendo's Investor Q&A Promises Switch Isn't Dead After Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
“new titles will continue to be proposed going forward”
Earlier this week we got a look at Nintendo's Q3 financial figures for FY 2023 and there were some big milestones crossed — Switch outselling the Game Boy, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe passing 50 million sales and much more besides. All this pointed towards a Q&A session
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