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TodayTue, 6th Dec 2022

  • 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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    • 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 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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  • Guide Splatoon 3 Stages - Every New And Returning Turf War Map

    Update: Chill Season 2022 stages added

    Turf War battles in Splatoon 3 take some practice (trust us, based on our first few weeks of play, we know this to be true). While it may take a while to get to grips with the motion controls or ink consumption, one of the easiest things that you can do to improve your game is to get an understanding of the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • 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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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • 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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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • 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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    • Industry
  • 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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    • The Witcher
    • Netflix
    • CD Projekt Red
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YesterdayMon, 5th Dec 2022

  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Toy Story Update Release Date And Contents

    It's almost time!

    If you've played Disney Dreamlight Valley, you'll have seen the sneaky appearance of a tiny plastic space ranger that may have perplexed you. After all, Buzz, Woody, and pals aren't actually in the game yet — but they appear on the title splash screen and in the opening cinematic! Surely the Toy Story gang can't be that far off?...

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  • 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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    • Switch eShop
    • North America
  • Guide Splatoon 3 Weapons List - Best Pick For Every Weapon Type

    Update: Chill Season 2022 weapons added

    Choosing your weapon in Splatoon 3 can be a big decision and it is entirely dependent on your play style. While some will want to take the battle by storm with a Shooter- or Roller-class, others will be more prone to scoping out their surroundings with a well-placed Charger. Of course, we recommend trying out...

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    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch
  • 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...

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    • 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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    • Indie
  • 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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    • Switch eShop
  • 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...

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    • 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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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Pokémon For Ranked Double Battles - Tips, Strategies

    Early picks for the most powerful ‘mons and battle strategies

    Attention all Pokémon Trainers – are you ready for the first ranked season for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? As of 2nd December until 4th January 2023 you can participate in Ranked Battles Season 1 online with the ‘mons you captured throughout your playthrough. However, with new...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • 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...

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  • 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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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie

Sunday4th Dec 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Party Games

    Maximum fun, minimum fuss

    We've added a few new games to the list, including Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Kirby's Dream Buffet, and Let's Sing ABBA. Party on! So, you're having a party, possibly on a rooftop, dancing to the music and all that jazz, but suddenly there's a lull. Fear not because we've got just the thing to get the party started again!...

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    • Switch Essentials
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  • 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...

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    • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    • Arc System Works
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  • 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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Saturday3rd Dec 2022

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Football Games

    We mean Soccer, not that 'other' football

    Updated with Retro Goal and Soccer Story. Enjoy! Football is the world's most popular sport, from the elite level of child-like millionaires with dazzling skills and impressive diving techniques, to actual children on playgrounds using jumpers for goalposts. Being a football / soccer fan that owns a...

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  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Has Begun

    Catch a special Charizard

    Update [Sat 3rd Dec, 2022 00:30 GMT]: This event is currently underway, so if you haven't already joined in on the fun, do it while you still can. This Tera Raid Battle will run until the 4th of December and will take place again on 15th - 18th of December. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:00 GMT]: Following the...

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    • Pokemon
    • Reminder
  • Video 11 Exciting New Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In December

    Mario Kart 8 DLC Wave 3, Crisis Core & more

    We've made it to the final month of 2022, everyone! It's been another action-packed year of gaming, and while we didn't get everything we necessarily wanted, it was still a fun ride on the Nintendo Switch front. So, what's there to look forward to in December? Well, apart from Inscryption, which is...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Mini Review Super Kiwi 64 - An N64-Style Platformer Ripe With Tricksy Energy

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Right first time—it was a bird

    Super Kiwi 64 feels like it’s up to something. There's a tricksy energy about it that’s impossible to ignore. Players of Siactro’s earlier games might be expecting that, but this isn’t just more of the same. Super Kiwi 64 is weird in its own special way, presenting a fresh guided...

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  • News Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Receives Its First Title Update On Switch

    Fixes bug that prevented 100% completion & more

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was an amazing game, but as many players progressed in the game they discovered they were unable to 100% the title. Fortunately, the team at Ubisoft has now addressed this in a patch update. This update is roughly a 176MB update and comes with a number of fixes and...

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  • Feature Our Verdict On Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 Update - New Stages, Weapons, And Modes

    A splat in the right direction

    Splatoon 3 came out back in September and we've been having a great time with it ever since. While the list of tweaks and additions in this threequel was long, and the mechanics have never been smoother, there were some out there (us included, to an extent) who felt that the series' third entry was good, but...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (December 3rd)

    Splatting, catching and slashing

    "How many different franchise can we feasibly hear news about this week?" We might have asked on Monday here at Nintendo life. The answer: all of them. The past seven days have seen us reporting on the new Mario movie trailer, breaking down the intricacies of Splatoon 3's new update, reporting on Nintendo Switch...

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    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Warframe On Switch Just Got A Cross Platform Play Update

    "Bringing together Tenno from across the globe"

    Remember last July when Digital Extremes announced it would be adding cross-play and cross-save support to its hit free-to-play title, Warframe? Well, cross platform play is now officially available. In a new update, the company announced cross platform play was finally supported for PC, Xbox,...

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    • Switch eShop
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Friday2nd Dec 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Walkthrough, All Gyms, Evolutions, Collectibles, Tips, And Tricks

    Gotta catch 'em all?

    Welcome to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Walkthrough — which includes the Full Paldea Pokédex, plus tips to conquer Victory Road and all gym leaders, the Path of Legends and all Titan Pokémon, and Starfall Street and Team Star — will guide you through the game...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.1.0 Now Available, Nintendo Apologises For Performance Issues & Bugs

    Nintendo: "We take the feedback from players seriously"

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 00:55 GMT]: Version 1.1.0 is officially live! To manually update the title, press + on the home menu game icon and then select the 'software update' option. Original article [Thu 1st Dec, 2022 03:15 GMT]: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been available on the...

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    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
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  • News Nintendo's Huge Cyber Deals Sale Ends Soon, Up To 50% Off Switch eShop Games (North America)

    First-party games include Mario, Zelda, and more

    Update: Nintendo's huge Cyber sale ends this weekend, wrapping up at 11:59 pm PT on Sunday 4th December. Consider this your final warning to pick up some of these great deals – and remember to grab some of our discounted eShop credit to save even further on your favourite games (details below)...

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    • North America
    • Black Friday
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  • Video Here's A Look At Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Performance (Version 1.1.0)

    New update apparently "improves the performance"

    Following Nintendo's apology yesterday about the tech issues and bugs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the new entries have now been updated to Version 1.1.0. In the official patch notes it was mentioned how "select bugs" would be fixed, and now that this update has been released, there are already...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Which Characters Are Next For Disney Dreamlight Valley? Every Hint From The Game

    Who's next to be welcomed into the valley?

    We now have confirmation that the next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will bring Toy Story characters, clothing, furniture, and a themed realm to the game. We've also seen very strong hints at Stitch from Lilo and Stitch coming to the game as part of a winter update

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  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For December 2022 And January 2023

    Fire Emblem! Dragon Quest! Final Fantasy!

    The turn of the year is never the busiest of times for shiny new releases, but with Nintendo's next major title just around the corner, there's still enough on offer if you're looking to treat yourself. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail over December and...

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  • Guide The Game Awards 2022: Where And When To Watch The Game Awards

    It's Geoffmas once more!

    The Game Awards 2022 is just around the corner, and we're ready to settle down with a warm glass of Mountain Dew and put out milk and cookies for Santa Geoff as he gets ready to drop a bag of trailers down our chimneys. It may seem like slim pickings for Nintendo this year, but the Switch isn't doing too badly — and...

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  • News Monster Hunter Rise Is No Longer A Nintendo Switch Console Exclusive

    PlayStation, Xbox & Game Pass releases confirmed

    Before Monster Hunter Rise was even released on Nintendo Switch, it was revealed the new game would be getting a PC release roughly a year later. The base game was then followed up by the Sunbreak expansion earlier this year in June. Now, in another update, Capcom's long-running series is no longer a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Monster Hunter
    • Sunbreak
    • Capcom
  • News Good Smile Company Reveals Stunning New Fire Emblem Figure, Pre-Orders Live

    Fire Emblem Heroes gets some love

    Update [Fri 2nd Dec, 2022 01:55 GMT]: Pre-orders for this stunning figure are now live on Play-Asia. They'll be open until 6th March 2023. It'll set you back around $297.99 USD (Japan) / $251.99 USD (Hong Kong) and is expected to ship on 29th February 2024. Original article [Sat 26th Nov, 2022 16:00 GMT]: The...

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    • Nintendo
    • Good Smile Company
    • Merch
  • News The Outbound Ghost Dev Issues An Apology Regarding Switch Performance Issues

    "I never wanted this version of the game to come out"

    We have been hotly anticipating the release of The Outbound Ghost for a good few months now. A 2.5D Paper Mario tribute with an adorable little ghosty as the main character? What's not to like! Unfortunately, it seems that the game which was released on Switch yesterday is not the version that...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
  • Review Soccer Story - A Football Adventure With Plenty Of Extra Time

    Yes, it's quite like Golf Story

    It's a very normal part of the gaming industry for an out-of-the-blue smash hit to define a subgenre and, in the process, inspire a number of similar games. When Golf Story arrived on Switch in 2017, taking the RPG slant of Game Boy Color's Mario Golf and pushing it in new directions, it set a particular tone for...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Football
    • Soccer
  • Review Warp Drive - An F-Zero-Inspired Racer With Promise And Performance Woes

    Show me ya moves!

    Fun fact: if F-Zero GX—the last home console game in Nintendo’s seminal futuristic racing series—were a person, they would be old enough to vote now. Indeed, it’s been far too long since we’ve gotten a new F-Zero, which has led to copycats filling the void as best as they can. Some of these, like Fast RMX or WipEout Omega...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo's Official Magazine For Winter 2022 Gets English Digital Release

    Featuring exclusive Deep Cut interview

    We saw the cover of this season's Nintendo Magazine a few weeks back now - a gorgeous 3D render of a Splatoon 3 Inkling and Smallfry - but with the content only available in Japanese, we had to be content with just looking at the pictures. Fortunately, a digital copy of the mag is now available in English,...

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    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Splatoon 3
  • News Animal Crossing Style Game Hokko Life Gets A "Performance Update" On Switch

    Next update "coming soon"

    If you enjoy lifestyle sims like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and are looking for something else to play, now is a great time to revisit Team17's Hokko Life. A new post on the publisher's official website reveals the Nintendo Switch version of the game has just been updated. Hokko Life made its debut on Nintendo's hybrid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Retro-Inspired Metroidvania 'Haiku The Robot' Gets New Game Mode In Mid-December Update

    Up for a challenge?

    Remember back in September when it seemed that every game ever was getting released all at once? One such title to land on the Switch in this period was Haiku the Robot - a post-apocalypse-set metroidvania with an adorable main character which looked like it had leaped right off of a GBA cartridge. Now the game is getting its...

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    • Indie
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  • News Shmups 'Dezatopia' And 'Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo' Lock Onto Physical Combo Release

    Pew pew times two

    Strictly Limited Games has announced that it is bringing two new shoot 'em ups - Dezatopia and Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo - together for a combo physical release with pre-orders opening on 4th December. The Japanese indie shooters being packaged together in such a way is perfect for all those out there who are prone to reaching the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday1st Dec 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Mystery Gift Codes List

    All the current Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift codes

    Mystery Gifts are returning for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that means you'll be able to get various Poké freebies over the coming months (and years!). The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be releasing various special distributions for the games to give fans unique rewards, and...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News New Game From Breath Of The Wild Dev Looks Like A Stunning Mix Of Disney, Anime And Zelda

    An open-world dress-up adventure

    The first trailer has released for an upcoming open world dress-up RPG, Infinity Nikki, which is being helmed by none other than Zelda alumni, Kentaro Tominaga (thanks, Kotaku). A former designer on Breath of the Wild before directing the game's successful Expans

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    • Zelda
    • Anime
    • Disney
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Team Star Boss Rematches

    I'll give you S.T.A.R.S!

    Team Star may have reformed and turned a new leaf by the end of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, that doesn't mean they're not still ready to take you on again. You can rechallenge all five Team Star Bosses in the postgame, and we've got all of their teams here for you to study up on. Here's how to rematch, and beat, all...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Tera Raid Online And With Friends

    Tera-iffic

    Raiding with friends is fun! And Pokémon Scarlet and Violet carry on the Galar region's Gigantamax Raid tradition by letting you take on (and catch) powerful Pokémon. These can sometimes have unique Tera types, but often, the higher-level raids are much easier and more rewarding when taking them down with others. You can also use this...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Soapbox Xenoblade Chronicles X's Influence Is Bigger Than You Think

    So why is it *still* stuck on the Wii U?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, on the 5th anniversary of Xenoblade Chronicles 2's release, Alana wants to celebrate the influence of its predecessor and series spin-off... Xenoblade...

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    • Wii U
    • Xenoblade
  • Random There's Now A Fully Animated Ace Attorney Musical On YouTube

    The hills are alive with the sound of objections

    Did you know there's an unofficial Ace Attorney musical out there? We can't believe we're only just learning about it, because it's been around since 2007. 2007!!! However, it turns out that it might be the perfect time to find out about Turnabout: An Ace Attorney Musical, because the 90-minute first...

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    • Ace Attorney
    • Musicals
  • News Borderlands 3 Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Sound familiar?

    Borderlands 3, the FPS sequel from Gearbox Software, has been rated by Europe's Pan European Game Information (PEGI) for the Nintendo Switch, potentially indicating an upcoming launch. The rating was applied today, December 1st, and has been included on all versions of the game and all of its downloadable content. For a full...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Map For Super Nintendo World Hollywood Appears To Have Leaked Online

    If only they knew a plumber...

    There is very little that we officially know about the Super Nintendo World coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood apart from that 1) it is really happening, and 2) it will have a Mario Kart ride. But more information concerning the build may have just leaked online (thanks, WDW). Reportedly found in an upcoming...

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  • News Sonic Frontiers Reveals Free DLC Road Map For 2023 - New Story, Playable Characters & More

    A free 'Holiday Cheer Suit' is also being added

    Following the special Sonic Frontiers collaboration with Monster Hunter earlier this month, Sega has now revealed its plans for even more free updates. The game company has revealed a new '2023 content road map' - featuring a total of three updates. Players can expect all sorts of content including a...

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  • News Monolith Soft Celebrates Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Fifth Anniversary With Special Artwork

    Download some free wallpapers

    Today marks a special milestone for the Xenoblade series - with the second game in the series Xenoblade Chronicles 2 turning five years old. Yep, it's now half a decade old! To celebrate this very occasion, Monolith Soft has actually released some special wallpapers on its official website. You can get a mobile one of...

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  • Mini Review Railbound - A Cute Locomotive Puzzler On The Perfect Platform

    You have to draw the line somewhere

    Railbound, the latest title from Polish studio Afterburner, makers of Golf Peaks and inbento, is a super-cute puzzler of polished presentation and deceptively monstrous difficulty. It starts ever so innocently, asking for a little railway line to connect a carriage to its engine, and sings with toots and chuffs as...

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  • Mini Review Sword Of The Vagrant - Solid But Unremarkable Hack-And-Slashing

    Vanillish

    After launching on Steam in 2017, O.T.K Games’ The Vagrant has finally released on consoles with the new alias Sword of the Vagrant. The game is heavily inspired by the games of Vanillaware; renowned developers of games like Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Dragon’s Crown. This inspiration can be seen straight away with the wonderful...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Where To Find Zorua

    He's a sneaky lad

    Zorua is a cute little fox Pokémon, but in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, it's hard to find — because it likes to disguise itself as other Pokémon, like a Zorua. But Zorua is also far more skittish than a Zorua, so finding one and catching one can be very difficult. Here's how to find your very own Zorua! Pokémon Scarlet...

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  • Random Splatoon 3 Players Are In Love With This Weird Little Guy

    And so are we

    The Splatoon 3 Plaza is experiencing somewhat of a trend lately, but no one really knows what it is — just that it's him. The "him" in question is, as the lead image implies, a strange little creature with no name, often just known as "animal" or "the animal", sometimes just as "he". He appears different in everyone's...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Ranked Battle: Series 1 Gets Underway

    Test your trainer skills in head-to-head battles

    Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has a number of live service features and today marks the launch of the first Ranked Battle series. Ranked Battle: Series 1 allows trainers around the globe to participate in special battles to help them get to Master Rank. You can use certain pocket monsters in battle...

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  • News Persona 5 Royal's Release On Switch Contributes To Over 1 Million Total Sales

    Persona series surpasses 16 million

    In a message shared online, Atlus has confirmed that the recent launch of Persona 5 Royal on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC has now surpassed 1 million units sold. This figure accounts for sales across digital platforms and physical retail copies. Additionally, when including the original...

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  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Are Gaining On Splatoon 3's Total Sales

    Another half a million in the bag

    The latest Japanese Charts data is here and it's another strong week for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, with the duo achieving another 577,279 sales over the course of the week to put them at a total of 3,114,571. Splatoon 3, meanwhile, added another 39,322 sales to make up a total of 3,407,477. What this means is...

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  • Nintendo Download 1st December (North America)

    Inscryption! Romacing SaGa! Witch on the Holy Night!

    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: Romancing SaGa...

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  • News Paper Mario-Inspired RPG 'Flynt Buckler Wakes The Sleepy Castle' Smashes Funding Goal

    Aiming for a 2024 release

    A veritable cornucopia of Paper Mario-likes are either making their way to the Switch, or are already available — so many that we've got a list of the best Paper Mario-likes, even! And for those of you who can't get enough of games about two-dimensional protagonists, today is an extra special day, because not only is

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  • News Game Freak Registers Trademark For Potential 'Pocket Card Jockey' Sequel

    Or could it be a remake..?

    Game Freak, the core developer behind the Pokémon franchise, released a much loved 3DS title back in 2013 called Pocket Card Jockey. Exclusive to Japan for three years, it eventually made its way to other regions in 2016 to positive reception. Now, it appears there may be a new game on the horizon, as a trademark for...

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  • News Ninja Gaiden Inspired 'Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider' Launches Next Month

    What a way to kick off 2023

    Publisher The Arcade Crew and devleoper Joymasher have announced that the upcoming pixel art action-platformer Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will launch on the Nintendo Switch on January 12th, 2023. It wasn't long ago that 2023 still felt like an age away, but the game's release is now only a little over a month away, and...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Online's Missions And Rewards Scheme Adds Splatoon 3 Icons

    Fresh!

    It's December folks, and you know what that means: yes, it's time to start each morning with a cheap little chunk of chocolate from our advent calendars. Not only that though, but Nintendo has added a bunch of fresh icons to its 'Missions and Rewards' scheme for Nintendo Switch Online. This time, they're Splatoon 3 themed and will be...

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  • News Disney Speedstorm Hits The Brakes As Release Date Is Pushed Into 2023

    A screeching halt

    Remember back in the hazy days of this February's Nintendo Direct when Disney Speedstorm was announced to be coming to Switch in the Summer? That obviously never came into fruition, and now the developer, Gameloft, has made the decision to delay the game further into next year. In a statement sent out via the official...

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  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: All In-Game Gift Codes

    Get free stuff!

    Did you know Disney Dreamlight Valley has gift codes? It's true — you can get free gifts by typing in the codes below, and there will be more released alongside updates to come. Complete list of active Disney Dreamlight Valley gift codes: Below is a full list of the gift codes you can currently redeem in Disney Dreamlight Valley...

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Wednesday30th Nov 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Unlock 6-Star Raids

    Star Raids for some Star Bucks

    If you're someone who thinks Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is a bit too easy, then you should seek out 6-Star Raids. These Tera Raids are the game's most difficult challenge, and you'll need to have the best Pokémon in order to secure victory. They're so tough that you can't even access them until you've beaten the...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Sandwiches Explained - All Sandwich Recipes And Ingredients

    Which 'wich will scratch the itch

    Getting sandwich recipes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and making sandwiches makes tracking down certain Pokémon much more convenient and helps you fill the Paldea Pokédex faster. The right recipe can even help raise your chances of catching a Shiny Pokémon, though getting to that point takes a bit of time and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Hyper Training And How To Get Bottle Caps

    It's super effective!

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Bottle Caps are your ticket to hyper training and higher IV levels. Hyper training is an endgame activity that mostly benefits competitive players, but if you want to get as much as possible from your favorite Paldea Pokémon, this is the way to do it. This guide explains how to get Bottle Caps and...

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  • Deals Save On Switch Games And eShop Credit In Nintendo Life's Black Friday Sale

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update: Here's a friendly reminder that our Black Friday sale ends today. If you're wanting to stock up on discounted Switch eShop credit or pick up some digital games, use code 'BLACKFRIDAY' on the deals below before the sale ends! November usually means two things: the weather's turning absolutely miserable (blergh), and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Gym Leader Rematches

    Second time's a charm

    Once you've finished all three story paths, unlocked the final one, and seen the credits, you might think that the Paldea region is all over. But there are more challenges waiting for you in the postgame of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. The first of these is taking on all of the Gym Leaders in a rematch. Here's how to...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Academy Ace Tournament - How To Unlock, How To Beat

    You're an Ace Trainer

    The Academy Ace Tournament is one of the biggest challenges in Paldea while also being a big celebration for you. It's a great place to train underlevelled Pokémon, while also getting to duke it out with your fellow students and teachers. Here's how you unlock the Ace Academy Tournament in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, and...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Shell Bell

    Ring a dingle ling

    How to get the Shell Bell in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is something you want to figure out as early as you can in your Paldean adventure. Whether you’re interested in competitive play or not, the Shell Bell is one of Pokémon’s most useful hold items if you prefer an offense-heavy approach to battling. This guide explains...

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  • News Nintendo's Huge Black Friday eShop Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off Switch Games (Europe)

    Here's your last chance!

    Update: Today's your final day to take advantage of the savings in Nintendo of Europe's Black Friday eShop sale. Our own Black Friday sale, offering you 10% off eShop credit which can be spent in the sale to save even more money, also ends today. Original Article: The Switch eShop Black Friday sale teased earlier in the...

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  • News Disney Dreamlight Valley Is Getting A Winter Themed Update Alongside Toy Story Content

    "There's nothing small about the amount of content that awaits you"

    The next update for Disney Dreamlight Valley will add Buzz, Woody, and a new Toy Story realm to the game, but it turns out that there's even more content that will be added alongside whatever they could find in Andy's toybox. As teased the other day in a cryptic emoji tweet, the...

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  • News Totally New 30-Second Super Mario Movie Trailer Appears Out Of Nowhere

    Update: Copyright claimed by NBC Universal

    Update #2: These clips have now been copyright claimed by NBC Universal, but the same footage is still floating about on social media. Update: It seems that another shorter clip — this time in Spanish — has surfaced, as posted by @misterduby on Twitter, featuring more new footage and an encounter...

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  • News Splatoon 3 Version 2.0.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    An absolutely huge update has arrived

    Update [Wed 30th Nov, 2022 05:45 GMT]: Version 2.0.0 of Splatoon 3 is officially live and you can download it now. You'll either be prompted to update the game when you boot it up, or you can perform a manual update within the software menu. Original story [Tue 29th Nov, 2022 03:00 GMT]: Nintendo has announced...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: What Are Marks And Ribbons? How To Give Your Pokémon A Title

    Pikachu the Pokémon Fan

    If you've been messing around in your Pokémon's summaries, you may have noticed something that looks a little bit like this: If you're wondering what these mysterious badges mean, what they do, and how to get them, then look no further — we've got a comprehensive guide to Ribbons and Marks for you, so you can customise...

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  • Gallery Nintendo Uploads New Mario Movie Posters

    Jump up, super star

    Following some poster leaks yesterday, Nintendo has now officially uploaded some new ones to social media. It gives fans a much better look at Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Donkey Kong, and Bowser. Here they are in all their glory: The Super Mario Bros. Movie will launch in cinemas next year on 7th April. You catch the...

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  • Random Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Are Speculating About A Hidden Secret Pokémon

    Do not read unless you've finished the game!

    Welcome to the Theory Corner, folks. Put on your tinfoil hat and grab your tinfoil popcorn, because today we're going to be diving deep into some intricate, confusing, entirelyspeculative Pokémon lore. Of course, this is post-game lore, so please — if you haven't finished the game, or you don't want...

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  • Review Front Mission 1st: Remake - Impressive Visuals, But A Slog On The Battlefield

    Best pray to the RNG gods

    As the saying goes, war never changes, but this is only partly true of the Front Mission series, which puts players in control of a group of wanzer pilots as they try to outmanoeuvre the opposing side. The first game in the series has seen a whole host of remakes and releases, with the latest, Front Mission 1st: Remake,...

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  • News Minecraft Receives A Sizeable New Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Spectator mode, skins and more

    Mojang has released the full patch notes for the latest update in Minecraft and this one is a biggie. What's more, it's available to download right now! Amongst all of the usual bug fixes and improvements, the ver. 1.19.50 update introduces Spectator Mode into the game. This feature has been in an experimental stage...

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  • Random Unseen Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Proto Footage Found On Rare VHS Tape

    Hey! Look! Listen!

    We love a bit of unseen footage here at PrivateFile Nintendo Gaming Gear - especially when Zelda is involved. The N64 games have often been goldmines for this, with original trailers winding up on VHS tapes years later and revealing a whole host of unseen goodness for some classic titles. One such example has recently been the case for a little...

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  • Poll What Do You Think Of Donkey Kong's New Look In The Mario Movie?

    Inspired by the "original character"

    One character we weren't necessarily expecting to see in the latest Mario Movie trailer was the king of the jungle, Donkey Kong. During the short Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto introduced Donkey Kong's voice actor Seth Rogen and also mentioned how the character had a new look: Shigeru Miyamoto: "It's been...

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  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Urbosa Treated To Gorgeous Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Update: Early bird pricing ends tomorrow

    Update: Just a quick reminder that if you're wanting to get your hands on the Urbosa statue, we'd recommend getting on it pretty sharpish as the Early Bird discount shown below ends tomorrow, 1st December! Original Article: First 4 Figures has unveiled the latest statue in its line of gorgeous Legend of...

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  • News The Mario Movie Will Be Coming Out Early In Some Parts Of The World

    Europe, Australia, and South America get lucky

    With yesterday's brand-new Mario Movie trailer, and a new ad spot dropping earlier today, we've got even more news for Illumination's upcoming animated movie about the Italian plumber and his adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. As spotted by

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  • Random More Kong Cameos Spotted In The Super Mario Bros. Movie

    The DK Crew are here

    If you're hoping to see more Kongs in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, you're in luck. Eagle-eyed fans appear to have spotted Dixie Kong, Diddy Kong and Swanky Kong (Donkey Kong Country 3) in the new Donkey Kong promotional poster. Diddy made his first appearance in Donkey Kong Country (1994) and Dixie followed in Donkey...

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  • News Forever Limited Unveils Three Physical Editions For Front Mission 1st: Remake

    Let's get physical, physical

    Front Mission 1st: Remake is out today on the Nintendo Switch eShop, heralding the glorious return of the SNES tactical role-playing game since its initial release back in 1995. We know you all love a good physical edition though, so the fine folks over at Forever Limited have you completely covered with not one, but...

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  • Review Astronite - 1-Bit Metroidvania Adventuring With A Dash Of Dark Souls

    The full Spectrum

    Astronite looks like it hails from the ZX Spectrum, and that’s precisely its goal. Touted as a “1-bit Metroidvania”, it’s rendered in stark black and white, with thin line art and all the evocative hallmarks of PC gaming's bygone age. It even features little floppy disk icons at its save points and old-style telephones at...

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  • PSA Dragalia Lost Has Ended Its Service As Planned

    Farewell, friend

    If you happen to have booted up Dragalia Lost in the last few hours (and we'll be totally honest here: we certainly didn't), chances are you'll have been greeted by an end-of-service notification, because Nintendo has shut down the title as planned following its announcement earlier this year. The mobile RPG, developed by Cygames,...

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  • News Tales Of Symphonia Remastered Is Looking Slick In New Story Trailer

    RPG launches February 2023

    Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming RPG, Tales of Symphonia Remastered, due for launch on February 17th, 2023. Focusing on the story, the new trailer showcases Lloyd Irving and a bunch of his friends against a backdrop of very dramatic music. Nice. The original game first launched for the...

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  • Random Lead Actors In The Spanish Mario Movie Trailer Are Bros. In Real Life

    It's a family affair

    Yesterday's trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie has once again got us all kinds of excited to see Nintendo's favourite plumber brought to the big screen - prepare to have us pointing out every reference like that one DiCaprio meme every three minutes. While this second look let us hear a little more of Chris Pratt's Mario...

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  • Soapbox Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Is The Most Friction-Free Pokémon Yet

    We can go where we want to

    I often tell people that I am not a Pokémon fan. I say this while sitting in a Pikachu-branded chair, with my handmade Snom figurine hanging out on my desk next to my my off-brand plastic Swinub figurine, having played 90% of the available Pokémon games out there (I didn't bother with Black and White 2 and I didn't like...

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  • News My Nintendo Store UK Adds New Splatoon 3 Stickers Reward

    Stick it to the man

    We are all gearing up for the release of Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 in but a few hours, and it looks like the UK's My Nintendo Store is getting in on the action by adding a new franchise-themed reward to its catalogue. From today, the store is offering the Splatoon 3 Sticker Set for 300 Platinum Points. This consists of...

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  • News Legendary Urshifu Brings The Fight To Pokémon Unite Tomorrow

    I know Kubfu!

    After a datamine back in September revealed the next slate of 'mon to be joining the Pokémon Unite roster, we feel like these reveals lost a sense of anticipation. Fortunately, all of the predicted monsters are out of the way now, so what follows should be back to surprises (unless there is another leak, that is). For the moment, at...

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  • News LEGO Brawls To Receive Free Festive Update This December

    New stage, Minifigures and more

    LEGO Brawls released on the Switch back in September to a less than favourable reception - we gave it a 4/10 in our review. But Bandai Namco is hoping to turn this all around for the Holidays as it has today announced a festive update, 'Jingle Brawls', will be available throughout December. The update promises to add...

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  • Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Fishing Guide - How To Fish, Where To Find Fish

    Finding Nemo

    Disney Dreamlight Valley's Animal Crossing-like gameplay wouldn't be complete without a fishing mini-game, but how do you get the ability to fish, and where can you find fish? We've got the tips ready for you! How to fish in Disney Dreamlight Valley Fishing in Disney Dreamlight Valley is quite straightforward. Equip your fishing...

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Tuesday29th Nov 2022

  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Roaring Moon And Iron Valiant

    Roar valiantly

    Once you reach the endgame of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you'll be able to catch a new kind of Pokémon — Paradox Pokémon. These are only available at the end of the game (and in the postgame), and they're all incredibly powerful. Two of the most powerful of these are Roaring Moon and Iron Valiant, and they're also pretty...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Where To Find The Mirror Herb

    Mirror H wants to battle!

    The Mirror Herb is a brand new Held Item introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. When held by one of your Pokémon, allows you to mirror your opponent's stat increase one time. Pretty handy! Though it has an even greater use when trying to teach Egg Moves to other Pokémon. But it's not just something you can pick up...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Catch Shiny Pokémon And Improve Shiny Odds

    All that glitters is not Gold. It's Pokémon

    Getting Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes plenty of patience, just as in previous games – but thanks to the sandwich mechanic, possibly not quite as much as it did before. Shiny Pokémon are still quite rare, though you can significantly improve your chances in a few specific ways...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Spiritomb

    Spiritomb-ed Away

    One of the most infamous Pokémon, Spiritomb is a pretty rare Pokémon in the Paldea region. it's always been pretty hard to catch, but with the scope of Scarlet & Violet's world, pinning down where Spiritomb spawns can be tricky. But not with us on hand. Here's where to catch Spiritomb in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Slowpoke Into Slowking

    Slow is the king

    Gen 1's Slowpoke was one of the first Pokémon to get a split evolution line with the introduction of generation 2. And in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you can get Slowpoke's regal second form, Slowking, with a little bit of work. Here's where to find Slowpoke and how to evolve it into Slowking. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet:...

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  • News Mario Movie Posters Appear To Have Leaked Online, First Look At Peach & More

    Classic character also teased

    Uh-oh! It looks like there may have been a Super Mario Bros. Movie leak ahead of the second trailer reveal. As highlighted on certain social media websites and game forums, some new posters have surfaced online. In the first one, we've got an image of Mario and Luigi with a van in the background (Note: this van was...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Slakoth - Slakoth Locations

    Zzzzzz

    Finding Slakoth locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet takes more patience than you might expect. This Normal-type Pokémon doesn’t like showing their sleepy face often, and depending on how much time you want to spend, you may be better off filling this page of your Paldea Pokédex by just breeding Vigoroth. This guide explains where to...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Evolve Chansey Into Blissey

    Pure bliss

    A series staple Pokémon since Gen 1, Chansey makes a return in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet along with its evolution and pre-evolution. It's a bit of a pain to find and catch, and if you're not focused, it also might be a bit of a pain to evolve too. Here's how to catch Chansey, and evolve Chansey into Blissey. Pokémon Scarlet &...

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  • Random Could Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Be The Final Part Of A Trilogy Of Zelda Games?

    A triforce of games, if you will

    We love a good tangle of theories here at NL, especially when it's anything to do with the Zelda series — a story so tangled that even its creators aren't really sure what it all means. So this latest theory intrigues us — the idea that Skyward Sword, Breath of the Wild, and Tears of the Kingdom will form a...

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  • Feature 14 Things That Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Get Absolutely Right

    It's not all jank and bugs!

    Let's get this out of the way: The technical state of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is pretty shocking. It's buggy, it's broken, and sure, it makes for very funny glitch videos, but for what a full-price Nintendo Switch game costs these days, it should have launched in a much better state. But we've already written...

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  • Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Get Gothita - Gothita Locations

    Put a bow on it

    From the Unova region, Gothita is a Psychic type that, despite being a bit of a veteran Pokémon at this point, is pretty tough to find in Scarlet & Violet. But with our help, you can get your very own, and evolve it into the powerful Psychic-type Gothitelle. Here's where to find and how to catch Gothita, as well as how to...

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  • News Princess Peach And Donkey Kong Debut In New Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer

    "Our big adventure begins now!"

    The second trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has just dropped, and it's jam-packed full of references, characters, and moments that series fans will love. Most importantly, if the leaks and yesterday's tweet from Nintendo didn't give it away, we got our first look at Princess Peach. Voiced by Anya...

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  • News Ubisoft Is Rebooting A Classic RTS Series On Nintendo Switch In 2023

    The Settlers return

    Ubisoft is rebooting the classic RTS city-building series The Settlers in 2023 with the launch of The Settlers: New Allies. While the French publisher has already been sharing regular updates, in the latest development video, it was revealed the game would also be coming to the Nintendo Switch and other console platforms...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Sports Golf Update Now Live, Here's What's Included

    Download it now

    Last week, Nintendo announced it would finally be rolling out its new free golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports. It's now officially gone live, meaning you should be able to update your copy and play it right now. This latest update bumps the game up to Version 1.3.0. Included with golf is the 'survival mode' - supporting...

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  • Video Nintendo Switch Sports' New Golf Update Is Exactly What You'd Expect

    More golf than you can golf golf

    The new golf update for Nintendo Switch Sports is out now after a bit of a delay, and our lovely Video Producer Alex has been checking it out over on our YouTube channel. He's not alone, though, as our brand new Pure Xbox Video Producer Craig "Good Boy" Reid has joined in the fun to see what all the fuss is about...

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  • News Splatoon 3's First Big Run Event Announced For Mid-December

    The Chill Season hots up

    We are but a few short days away from the release of Splatoon 3's Chill Season 2022 update on 1st December (or 30th November for America), and Nintendo has started to reveal when we can expect the season's events to kick off. While there is no word on anything Splatfest related as of yet, we do now know that Big Run - the...

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  • Review Ship Of Fools - Roguelite Deck Defence That's A Blast With A Mate

    Cannon fodder

    If you’ve ever played a roguelite, you’ve seen it all before. Head out on a run, collect resources and equipment, fail at some point, use those resources to purchase upgrades, and try again and again, getting a little bit further each time until the Big Evil is defeated. In an increasingly crowded genre, Ship of Fools adheres to...

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

    Here we goooooo

    Trailer number two is just about here! We might have all been (quietly) expecting to see the Super Mario Bros. Movie debut a new trailer at The Game Awards next week, but leave it to Nintendo to surprise us. Today, at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT / 8am AET (30th Nov), we'll be getting our second glimpse at next year's animated movie...

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  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off His Impressive Controller Collection

    "Too many?"

    You might have heard the phrase "there's no such thing as too many books" before, but can the same also be applied to console controllers? Your answer may depend on your current living situation and, crucially, how much space you have in the house, but we reckon most would agree that an extra pad here and there is nothing to be sniffed...

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  • News Square Enix Unveils Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion 'Launch Trailer' Ahead Of Release

    Coming 13th December

    The term 'launch trailer' is thrown around a lot these days. If, in this instance, you read it used alongside Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and were instantly struck by fear of missing the game's release, worry not - the launch trailer may well be here, but the launch itself is still on 13th December. Once we had got...

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  • News Humongous Classic Collection Receiving Limited Run Physical Switch Release

    Six games, one collection

    If you're a fan of classic point and click games like Spy Fox, Pajama Sam and Freddi Fish, you might want to be on the lookout for the physical version of Humongous Classic Collection. Physical distributor Limited Run Games is releasing a physical version of the collection. With it you'll get the following games: Pajama...

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  • News The Nintendo Switch Was One Of The Top Black Friday Purchases This Year

    Did you get a good deal?

    The colossal holiday sale madness known as Black Friday or Cyber Week has just ended, with Cyber Monday wrapping up the weekend of deals. Adobe Analytics has assembled a bunch of graphs and stats for this year's shopping trends, and to no one's real surprise, the Nintendo Switch is way up there as one of the most...

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  • Random YouTuber Recreates Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Cutscenes With Full Voice Acting

    Pikachu will be played by Sir Ian McKellen

    Spoilers below — some late-game scenes from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet appear in this video! Amongst all the criticisms and praise for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, one particular issue has come to the surface most recently: The lack of voice acting. The Pokémon series has never had voice acting, of...

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  • News Upcoming 2D Platformer 'Onion Assault' Pays Homage To Super Mario Bros. 2

    From the director of Gunman Clive

    Bertil Hörberg, the Swedish game developer who brought us the modern classic 3DS title Gunman Clive, has recently been showcasing Onion Assault, an upcoming platformer that looks to pay loving homage to Super Mario Bros. 2. Based on the trailer above and the additional footage from Hörberg's below tweet, the game...

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  • News Mega Sceptile, Blaziken And Swampert Debut In Pokémon GO Event Next Week

    Hello from Hoenn

    The Season of Light is almost over in Pokémon GO, but Niantic has already announced that the next season is going to start off with a bang. Season nine, Mythical Wishes, will begin on 1st December and its opening event is bound to be a big one for fans of the Gen III starters. As if this article's title wasn't enough of a clue,...

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  • News New 'Mythical Wishes' Season Announced For Pokémon GO

    Starting this week

    The Season of Light is finally drawing to a close in Pokémon GO and Niantic has been quick off the bat to let us know what is in store next for the mobile franchise. 'Mythical Wishes' will be coming our way from 1st December and we already have a trailer showing off some of the things that we can expect - including the tease of...

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  • News The Universe Awaits In Two Point Campus' New 'Space Academy' Expansion

    Make it so!

    Two Point Studios has announced the first major DLC expansion for Two Point Campus, called Space Academy. Launching for Switch on December 12th, one week after other major platforms (of course), the DLC will features a boatload of new features, including anti-gravity simulations, space combat training, and the ability to harvest...

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  • News 'The Garden Path' Is A Cosy Real-Time Gardening Game Designed For Short Sessions

    Coming early 2023

    We've been excited for The Garden Path since we found out about it in August 2021, and spoke to its solo developer and illustrator Louis Durrant about its inspiration and its music later that month. Now, we've got a release window: Spring 2023, just in time for the winter frost to

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