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  • News SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Cooks Up January Release Date

    Are you ready kids?

    THQ Nordic has today announced that SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will be arriving on Switch from 31st January, 2023, with pre-orders now open. There are, of course, some special pre-order bonuses in store for all those who want to get in on the F.U.N early. All digital and physical pre-orders will come with the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Astroneer Lands Seasonal Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Holiday special

    Astroneer, the charming little Minecraft-meets-No Man's Sky sandbox, won us over when it was released back in January of this year and we have been enjoying regular updates ever since. Now the good folk over at System Era Softworks have introduced new festive content in an update titled 'Project C.H.E.E.R'. Aside from the usual bug...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Random This Lord Of The Rings Game Apparently Shared An Engine With Tiger Woods

    Time Extension Bull Roarer Took would be proud!

    Thanks to a recent tweet from the user @DJ_Link, a Wired interview with the former Electronic Arts executive producer Glen Schofield has resurfaced online, revealing an interesting and obscure connection between EA's The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and its Tiger Woods series of games. The interview, which...

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  • Random Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Players Are Seeing Disembodied Heads

    Don't look now

    We've discussed the glitches seen in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at length here at Nintendo Life, and while the novelty has largely worn off for many, we simply had to share this one. As reported by the folks over at Automaton, it seems that some players are starting to see disembodied heads floating through the world when taking...

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  • News Mario Jumps Into The 3D Billboard Craze In New Movie Advertisement

    First look at movie's Piranha Plant

    It is difficult to miss promotional material for The Super Mario Bros. Movie at the moment. There have been two official trailers, a handful of posters, the release of the main theme, and that's not to mention the F.L.U.D.D.-scale leaks that we seem to come across every week. Now the film's marketing department is...

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

    Update: Introducing Yunaka

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

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  • News Switch Sales Increased By A Whopping 175% In The UK During November

    Helped along by Pokémon and Black Friday

    November was a pretty big month for Nintendo. Not only did the latest generation of Pokémon launch with Scarlet and Violet, but the Switch also benefited from the usual Black Friday offers that inevitably pop up each and every year. Such a potent combination is bound to lead to some impressive sales and,...

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    • UK
    • UK Charts
  • News PowerWash Simulator Dev Provides Update On Nintendo Switch Release

    New content announcements coming "early next year"

    At the Tokyo Game Show in September, Square Enix announced the washing and cleaning simulation PowerWash Simulator for the Nintendo Switch. There was no date shared at the time, and now indie developer FuturLab has provided an update - revealing a release will be locked in for this platform in...

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

    Update: Panda Global CEO resigns

    Update #2 [Tue 6th Dec, 2022 04:05 GMT]: Panda Global has now released its own statement - revealing Alan Bunney is no longer CEO. Panda's Cup Finale has also been postponed due to security concerns for staff and contractors. You can see the full statement below: Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 11:30 GMT]: We heard...

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  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Returns To The Game Awards As A Presenter

    007 actor Daniel Craig will also be in attendance

    If you would like to see more of the former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, you might want to tune into The Game Awards later this week. For the ninth year in a row, the big man is back! He'll once again be presenting an award. Reggie even shared a message on social media mentioning...

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    • The Game Awards
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  • News River City Girls 2 Has Been Slightly Delayed In North America & Europe

    Still expected to launch before the end of 2022

    WayForward's new beat 'em up River City Girls 2 was apparently meant to be available here in the west by now, but it seems to have suffered a slight delay. In case you were wondering what's happened to this sequel, Arc System Works and WayForward need just "a bit more time" in order to deliver the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Witcher 3's Free DLC Update Doesn't Have A Switch Release Date Yet

    So much for December 14th...

    Next week sees the arrival of The Witcher 3's "next-gen" update across multiple platforms, but new information suggests it won't be coming to the Nintendo Switch on the same date. Our friends at Eurogamer caught up with CD Projekt Red ahead of the free update's release, and apparently, there's "no specific release date...

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YesterdayMon, 5th Dec 2022

  • News No Gravity Games Is Handing Out 12 Free Switch Games This Month (North America)

    The 12 Games of Christmas starts today

    It's safe to say that we all love Switch games, but you know what's better? Free Switch games. Fortunately, No Gravity Games is once again giving them out by the sack-load this December (if by 'sack-load' you mean a maximum of 12, that is) as a part of the '12 Games of Christmas' - hey, it's certainly one way...

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  • Random Do Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Contain Hints To The Next Region?

    Bonzer

    Ever since Pokémon releases have started to get closer and closer together, we've started to see more 8in-game references to the next game in the series long before it gets announced. In Pokémon X and Y, there was a "Strange Souvenir" that hinted at a future location — which would turn out to be Sun and Moon's Alola. In Sword and Shield,...

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  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley "Missions In Uncharted Space" Update Patch Notes Are Now Live

    Run, don't walk, to Kristoff's shop

    The Disney Dreamlight Valley update — which adds a new realm, new characters, and loads more — is almost here, and ahead of its December 6th release, we've been blessed with the full patch notes. Here are the highlights: Optimised game stability on Nintendo Switch Functional fireplaces The ability to buy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disney
    • Updates
  • News Face Tyranitar Or Salamence In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Next Limited-Time Tera Raid Battle

    Tera-fying

    It was back at the start of November that The Pokémon Company announced the first contenders in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's Tera Raid Battles, and now it looks like we know who is going to be turning all crystal-y next. Following on from Eevee and Charizard, the next 'mon to be stepping up to the plate in the game's limited-time Tera...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Dead Cells' Creator's New Game, Nuclear Blaze, Blasts Onto Switch Next Year

    Fire in the hole!

    Back in 2018 we were completely enamoured by Dead Cells. A roguelite with gorgeous pixel art and enough intense action to fill many hours of play time, the game was, simply put, a blast. Now Sébastien Benard, the title's lead developer, is taking that sense of blast all the more literally, as their latest game, Nuclear Blaze, will...

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  • Review Inscryption - This Ingeniously Devilish Deck-Builder Is Still Ace On Switch

    Going off-scrypt

    The delight of Daniel Mullins’ games is the way they obliterate expectations. If there’s a problem with having such a distinctive creative voice, though, is that we've been trained by his previous games to expect the unexpected. And that's why Inscryption's arrival on Switch is such a treat: as the first of Mullins' games to hit...

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  • Feature The Best Pokédex Pictures In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

    How many references can you spot?

    One of our favourite new features in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has to be the new Pokédex. Instead of being a dry encyclopaedic list of Pokémon you've seen and caught, ScarVi takes the boring old 'Dex formula and throws it out of the window in favour of a stylish bookcase of Pokémon. And it's gorgeous. We began...

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    • Pokemon
  • UK Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Continue To Fall As FIFA 23 Maintains The Crown

    From Pokéballs to footballs

    The UK boxed charts are in and this week continues the World Cup-inspired triumph of FIFA 23, with the latest entry in EA's football series taking home the trophy once again. It is a slightly quieter one for Nintendo this week, with the other home consoles dominating the top three spots. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet drop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Pokemon
  • Mini Review Swordship - A Challenging, High-Speed, 'Dodge 'Em Up' With Style

    Burning The Tide

    Swordship looks like something from the world of Wipeout, except here the race is for your life. With buttery cel-shaded graphics and a cool ambient techno soundtrack, it's stylistically polished. The frame rate maintains a perfect 60 FPS, with its industrial periphery altering between cities and the colour of the seas moving...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Teases New Recipes And Star Path In Upcoming Update

    Get cosy with Mickey

    The update for Disney Dreamlight Valley is almost here, bringing with it a new Toy Story realm, new characters, new fashion, and a bunch more stuff that we can't even guess. But ahead of the December 6th Toy Story update, the Disney DLV Twitter account is showing off some hints at what's to come — including some new recipes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Disney
  • News Cat Dungeon Crawler, UnderDungeon, Sinks Its Claws Into January Release Date

    Apocalypse meow

    We first heard about UnderDungeon back in the sunny days of August. With it's somewhat Undertale-y vibe and interesting mix of 2D and 3D dungeon exploration, we were excited for it's release this year. While it looks like it will be just missing out on that original date, the publisher has announced that it will be landing (on its...

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Sunday4th Dec 2022

  • Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - November 2022

    Nintendo Life's picks for the best Switch eShop games in November!

    It's technically the last eShop Selects of the year. Yep, the next time we do this, it'll be 2023, even if we'll be looking back at December's games. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves yet! We've got November to look back on — a month dominated by Pokémon, but an early...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • News Former Retro Studios Dev Reveals "Rejected" Wii Pitch Metroid Tactics

    "It's basically XCOM"

    It seems the Metroid Prime series wasn't the only Metroid series being worked on at Retro Studios. Did You Know Gaming has been able to uncover one of the developer's other projects that never saw the light of day. Metroid Tactics was a concept pitched internally by Paul Tozer - a member of the Metroid Prime team. This...

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    • Wii
    • Retro Studios
    • Industry
  • Random YouTuber Ludwig Announces His Own Super Smash Bros. Tournament

    Featuring "a $50,000 total prize pool"

    There's been plenty of drama happening in the Super Smash Bros. community this week - with the cancellation of the unofficial 'Smash World Tour' series. Nintendo followed this up with its own statement and now in response to this, Ludwig is once again stepping in to save the day. The popular YouTuber and...

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    • YouTube
  • News DNF Duel Is Getting A Nintendo Switch Port In Spring 2023

    New fighter also revealed

    At ArcRevo Japan 2022 this weekend, the fighting game DNF Duel was announced for the Nintendo Switch. It'll be getting ported to the hybrid system in Spring 2023. This title, co-developed by the talented team at Arc System Works and Eighting, was originally released on PlayStation and PC in 2022. It's based on the Dungeon...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arc System Works
    • DLC
  • News Overwatch 2 Previews Season 2 - New Tank Hero, New Events & Much More

    Launching on December 6th

    Following a troubled launch in October, Blizzard's team-based hero shooter Overwatch 2 has now almost made it to Season 2. The second season will be dropping on December 6 and comes with the new tank Ramattra, the new map 'Shambali Monastery map', a new Greek Mythology-themed event and a new round of balance changes...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Overwatch
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