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TodayFri, 29th Sep 2023

  • Reminder Disney Speedstorm Is Finally Free-To-Play On Switch

    Launching alongside the Season 4 update

    After months of "early access", Gameloft has finally made Disney Speedstorm available as a free-to-play racer on the Switch and multiple other platforms. Alongside this update, Disney is launching its fourth season of the game inspired by Aladdin. It adds new racers, a new track and new crew members. This...

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  • News Ed Boon Might Already Be Teasing Another Mortal Kombat 1 DLC Character

    Ghostface was name-dropped in a recent datamine

    Following a recent Mortal Kombat 1 datamine suggesting the possibility of Ghostface from the Scream series being added to the game in the future, the game's director and co-creator Ed Boon has now posted a rather interesting image on his social media. It shows an image of horror characters added to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mortal Kombat
    • DLC
    • Updates
    • Datamine
  • News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's Game Boy Advance Library

    Kirby & The Amazing Mirror returns

    Update [Fri 29th Sep, 2023 02:15 BST]: Nintendo's latest Switch Online update for the GBA library is now officially live. This will bump the application up to Version 1.4.0 and adds Kirby & The Amazing Mirror to the collection. Japan has received the same game. Original article [Fri 22nd Sep, 2023 03:05...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Switch Online Exclusive F-Zero 99 Adds Queen League & Five Additional Tracks

    You got boost power!

    Update [Fri 29th Sep, 2023 01:30 BST]: Following yesterday's news, Nintendo has now officially added Queen League and five additional tracks to F-Zero 99. These tracks include Mute City II, Port Town I, Red Canyon I, White Land II and Death Wind II. Original article [Thu 28th Sep, 2023 03:00 BST]: Nintendo's new battle...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch Online
    • Updates
  • News Free-To-Play Battle Royale 'My Hero Ultra Rumble' Out Now On Switch

    Ready up

    Update [Fri 29th Sep, 2023 00:15 BST]: After last week's launch date confirmation, My Hero Ultra Rumble is now available as a free download on the Switch eShop. It will require around 3GB of free space on your system. If you're interested in enhancing your experience with this one, you can grab a "limited time" starter pack for $29.99 USD...

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    • Bandai Namco
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YesterdayThu, 28th Sep 2023

  • Review EA Sports FC 24 - The Best Football Game On Any Nintendo System, Finally

    We Kanté believe they finally did it

    Long-time Nintendo Life readers will be aware of the love-hate (mainly hate) relationship we’ve had with the FIFA series over the course of the Switch’s life. The first Switch entry, FIFA 18, was considered a positive start, even though it felt feature-light compared to other consoles and was clearly based...

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    • FC24
  • News Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch Rating Has Been Removed

    Likely a mix up with the first game

    Update [Thu 28th Sep, 2023 09:30 BST]: Well, it wasn't meant to be. The classification for a Switch version of Red Dead Redemption 2 is no longer showing on Brazil's rating board. It appears that the addition may have been a simple mistake due to the recent release of the first entry on Switch. Either way, we...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Red Dead Redemption
    • Rockstar Games
  • Video We've Played Super Mario Bros. Wonder - Here's 8 Minutes Of Gameplay

    "Mmm, refreshing!"

    With the first brand new 2D Mario game in over 11 years just weeks away from jumping onto Switch, Super Mario Bros. Wonder has us in a daze. We went hands-on with the game at a special event earlier this week — and we'll bring you some more impressions on the game in the near future. But for now, we've got around eight minutes...

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  • News Stardew Valley Creator Shares Sneak Peek Of Version 1.6 Update

    "Still in development"

    Eric 'ConceredApe' Barone has been busy working on Version 1.6 of the Stardew Valley, and lately, he's been teasing quite a bit about this new update. In the latest "sneak peek" via social media, he's shared a sizable list of everything players can expect from this next game update. This includes new festivals, late-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Review Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition - Definitive, Though Undeniably Dated

    Oh my Dog

    The '90s was a decade-long blitz of out-there marketing campaigns, lads mags, and PlayStation; rich experimentation with the polygon and a concerted effort to push the boundaries of bad taste. Rise of The Triad, based on a modified version of ID’s Wolfenstein engine, was initially pitched as a sequel before becoming a standalone PC title...

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  • News DS Horror Classic 'Dementium: The Ward' Slashes Onto Switch eShop Soon

    Old school frights

    Atooi has revealed it will be launching an updated version of the award-winning Dementium: The Ward on the Switch eShop on 12th October. Originally released on Nintendo DS in 2007 with a 3DS remaster following in 2015, Dementium: The Ward is a first-person survival horror in which you take on the role of William Redmoor, an...

    • Switch eShop
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  • News Pokémon Collab Apparently Draws Crowds Of Scalpers To Van Gogh Museum

    New exhibit opened today with exclusive merchandise

    Today marks the opening day of the Pokémon X Van Gogh Museum collaboration in Amsterdam. The event brings Pokémon-inspired interpretations of some of Van Gogh's most famous works to the museum floor and there is some exclusive merchandise to pick up too — the latter of which has apparently...

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    • Merch
  • News Epic Games Is Reportedly Laying Off Nearly 900 Employees

    Or 16% of its workforce

    Epic Games, the creator of Unreal Engine and the ludicrously popular Fortnite, is reportedly laying off 16% of its workforce, which works out at around 900 employees. The news comes via Bloomberg, with a person familiar with the matter stating that an internal announcement of the job cuts was sent out in a staff memo. In the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Epic Games
    • Fortnite
  • News Sonic Superstars Will Apparently Run At "A Smooth 60FPS" On Switch

    Producer confirms

    Frame rates aren't necessarily everything in a game, but can be quite important if gameplay relies on quick reactions from the player. With this in mind, Sonic Superstars development producer and character designer Naoto Oshima recently confirmed the game would run at 60FPS, "even on the Nintendo Switch". Here's what he had to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Frontiers: The Final Horizon DLC Launch Trailer Highlights Tails, Knuckles & Amy

    And it lands today

    Sonic Frontiers' final free update, The Final Horizon, launches later today, and ahead of its release, SEGA has dropped a brand new trailer which shows off gameplay from all four playable characters. The Final Horizon will be available to download from 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 10pm BST today, 28th September, and will allow you to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Updates
    • Sonic
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  • Random Nintendo Stores In Japan Sprout New Pikmin Merch With Adorable Wind-Up Bulborb

    Not a want, but a need

    We are used to seeing the range of sweet merchandise that launches as a Japan exclusive, and today's reveal is yet another item to add to the pile of things we are desperately in love with but will probably never have the chance to buy. It's a wind-up Bulborb. Look, is this the most life-changing piece of Pikmin merchandise...

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  • News Netflix Expands Its Animation Line-Up With Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry, More

    Video game bonanza

    Netflix has announced a number of video game animations as part of its 'Netflix Drop 01', and it's looking like we're going to be eating well in the coming months, as Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider will be getting their own adaptations. While it looks like we'll have to wait until 2024 to catch either of these, Netflix has...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Trombone Champ Gets A New Update On Switch, Here's What's Included

    Available now

    The hilarious music rhythm game Trombone Champ has received a new update on the Nintendo Switch, bumping the game up to Version 1.21A. Perhaps the highlight is the new content - adding two new tracks. Apart from this, players can also expect some bug fixes (one is for the final boss), improvements for the multiplayer mode, and much...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo's Next Switch Online Game Trial Is Now Live (North America)

    Try out Eastward today

    Nintendo's latest Switch Online trial is now officially live in North America and this time it's for the creative Zelda-like Eastward. This trial is exclusive to online subscribers and is available to download and play between now and October 4th. Although it's a trial period, the whole game is on offer with progress carrying...

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    • Switch Online
    • US
    • North America
  • Japanese Charts Pikmin 1+2 Join Pikmin 4 As The Top Pikmin

    Pikmin?

    This week in Japan, Pikmin 1+2 came out on top with a total of 23,941 units sold in its physical debut. Following closely is, of course, Pikmin 4 with a further 22,894 copies sold. There's not a lot between the two, which potentially suggests that many will have opted for a digital copy of Pikmin 1+2 earlier in the year. Elsewhere, the...

    • Japanese Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • Nintendo Download 28th September (North America)

    EA Sports FC 24! Cocoon! Faerie Afterlight!

    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: EA SPORTS FC 24 (Electronic...

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    • North America
  • News Nintendo To Showcase Super Mario Bros. Wonder At EGX (UK)

    Wahoo!

    Ahead of its launch on October 20th, 2023, Super Mario Bros. Wonder will be showcased and playable at EGX in London from October 12th - 15th. Nintendo will be in attendance to give players in the UK the first opportunity to try out the new game, but will also be offering up some additional fun activities for attendees. Costumed Mario and...

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    • Super Mario
    • EGX
  • News 'Dwerve' Serves Up Zelda-Inspired Visuals And Tower Defence Next Month

    Batten down the hatches

    Developer Half Human Games has announced that its tower-defence RPG Dwerve will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch eShop on October 12th, 2023. Boasting gorgeous pixel art visuals and inspired by the likes of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Orcs Must Die!, and Dungeon Defenders, Dwerve sees you take on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hellboy Web Of Wyrd Release Date Pushed Back Slightly

    Still releasing in October, though

    The upcoming Hellboy video game from Upstream Arcade is being delayed by two weeks to ensure "that all players - longtime fans and newcomers to the Hellboy universe alike - receive the best experience possible", publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment has revealed today. Hellboy Web of Wyrd will now be launching on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday27th Sep 2023

  • News Pokémon Collaboration With Van Gogh Museum Announced, New Merch Incoming

    The Starmie Night

    Update [Wed 27th Sep, 2023 19:00 BST]: Ahead of tomorrow's collaboration, The Pokémon Company and the Van Gogh Museum have shared details on what to expect when the event opens up. Running from 28th September 2023 to 7th January 2024, you'll be able to go in and view some exclusive Pokémon-inspired twists on Van Gogh's most...

    • Pokemon
    • Merch
  • Review Wargroove 2 - A Must-Play Tactical RPG And A Worthy Successor To Advance Wars

    Warfare has never been this cozy

    2023 has been a good year for tactics games on the Switch. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot marked the return of two classic GBA games while Fire Emblem Engage brought the series's focus to its strategic roots. Chucklefish and Robotality's Wargroove 2 is the next SRPG joining the fray, and while its adorable pixel-art...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fan-Made Nintendo Logo Timeline Is A Superb Look At The Past

    From 1889 to Now

    We all ought to know by now that Nintendo hasn't always been a video game company. Originally founded in 1889 as a playing card company, it's naturally been through several substantial evolutions to get to where it is today. The same can also be said of Nintendo's logo. While the majority of us have likely only ever been exposed to...

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  • News Nintendo Updates Pikmin 4 To Version 1.0.2, Here's What's Included

    A progress bar for loading screens & more

    Following on from some minor updates to Pikmin 1+2 last week, Nintendo has now released a sizable patch for the latest entry in the series Pikmin 4. Version 1.0.2 includes a bunch of bug fixes which will be applied to your own copy of the game once you've reloaded the save data. In addition to this, there's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pikmin
    • Updates
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News EA Sports FC 24 Switch Frame Rate & Resolution Revealed

    The new game will drop the FPS from 60 to 30

    It's already been mentioned how EA Sports FC 24 is "running great" on the Nintendo Switch, and now we've got a confirmation of the game's performance and resolution on the hybrid platform. EA Sports confirmed with IGN that the Switch version will r

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • EA
  • News 'Hidden Gems: Volume One' Brings Four Classic Commodore 64 Games To Switch Tomorrow

    The return of N.O.M.A.D., Gilligan’s Gold, Mutant Monty and Horace Goes Skiing

    Publisher Pixel Games has announced that four Commodore 64 classics will be making their way to Switch as Hidden Gems: Volume One lands on the eShop tomorrow (28th September). Developed by Imagine Software Ltd, this collection will see the return of some downhill...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
  • News EA's FIFA Series Delisted On All Digital Storefronts Including Switch eShop

    The rebranded series EA Sports FC arrives later this week

    With EA's rebranded football game set to arrive later this week, the company has reportedly delisted its entire FIFA library from all digital storefronts including the Switch eShop. As highlighted on social media, every FIFA game from 14 to 23 can no longer be purchased. However, FIFA 22 and...

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    • Switch eShop
    • EA
    • EA Sports
  • Mini Review Afterdream - Beautifully Haunting Pixel Art Horror With Perfect Puzzles

    Say cheese

    Afterdream is a pixel art horror title that puts atmosphere and puzzle-solving above all else. Taking place within the psyche of our protagonist as she recounts her vivid dreams, this format allows Afterdream to make liberal use of weird imagery to tell an intriguing and engaging story. Drawing inspiration from classic survival horror...

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  • News Vampire Survivors Lands New Stage, Character And Weapon In Upcoming 'Whiteout' Update

    Dracooler

    As if Vampire Survivors' simple gameplay loop wasn't already addictive enough, publisher and developer Poncle has revealed that an upcoming free update will be adding even more survival options into the mix "soon" — is there no escaping the clutches of this game? Announced on Twitter, the 'Whiteout' update is set to add an all-new...

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  • News 'Hatch Tales' Release Date Finally Revealed Six Years On

    Atooi's crowdfunded platformer gets a Wiggle on early next year

    A whopping six years on from its successful Kickstarter campaign, developer Atooi has announced a release date for Hatch Tales: it's finally coming on 28th March 2024. The cute platformer — an enhanced HD port of 3DS title Chicken Wiggle and formerly known Chicken Wiggle Workshop —...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Kickstarter
  • Talking Point What Is Your Video Game Palate Cleanser?

    Prepare for the next course

    You wait all that time for hotly-anticipated titles like Tears of the Kingdom to drop onto the console of choosing, only to see it land in a year as stuffed with top-notch gaming releases as 2023 that you are forced to play it while juggling 30 other "must-plays" at the same time. Gosh, we game fans sure do have it...

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    • Features
    • Nintendo
  • News Switch Online N64 Controllers Have Been Restocked In North America

    Get one while you can

    If you're looking to enhance your Switch Online experience, you might be interested in an N64 wireless controller. Nintendo has restocked supplies on the My Nintendo Store in both the US and Canada. Keep in mind, that this is an exclusive offer to Switch Online members. If you are eligible to purchase it, it will set you back...

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  • News Retro-Inspired Horror RPG 'Sunshine Manor' Gets Spooky On Switch Next Month

    'Tis the season to be jolly scared

    Initially announced back in 2021, developer Fossil Games and publisher Hound Picked Games have today revealed that the spooky 8-bit RPG Sunshine Manor will be creeping onto Switch on 6th October. This one is said to be inspired by '80s horror movies and promises "thrills, chills & blood spills" — is there...

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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Koei Tecmo Releases Streaming & Content Creation Guidelines For Fate/Samurai Remnant

    Don't spoil the experience for others!

    Following in the footsteps of Atlus, Koei Tecmo has shared the Japanese streaming and content creation guidelines for the action-RPG Fate/Samurai Remnant, due out later this week on Switch. It doesn't want fans spoiling the experience for others when streaming, uploading videos or posting about the game. This...

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    • Japan
    • Koei Tecmo

Tuesday26th Sep 2023

  • News Ed Boon Excited To Share What's Next For Mortal Kombat 1

    "We are only at the beginning"

    Mortal Kombat 1 might not have had the best launch on Switch, but that hasn't stopped NetherRealm Studios from hyping up what's next for the latest entry in the long-running fighting game series. Director and series co-creator Ed Boon recently mentioned on social media how this is just the beginning and there's a lot...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Do You Prefer Zelda: Wind Waker HD's Bloom Lighting Or The "Flat" OG?

    Cel-sword

    We know the game didn't look like this, but the box art for both versions cannot be ignored. And just like that, ten years have sailed by — The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD was released on the Wii U ten years ago today, and while we spend most of our days now pining for this incredible seafaring adventure to swim onto Switch, we...

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  • Review Disgaea 7: Vows Of The Virtueless - Superb, Supersized Strategy RPG Is A Series Best

    A vibrant and violent volume

    A few years ago, Nippon Ichi produced Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, a new entry in the long-running series that aimed to shake up series conventions by introducing auto-battling and transitioning to a 3D art style. Not all the changes it brought were positively received, but fortunately, the game sold well enough to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Disgruntled Switch Fans File Class Action Lawsuit Over KOTOR II DLC Cancellation

    Aspyr gave Switch owners a free game instead

    Earlier this year in June, developer Aspyr announced it would no longer be releasing "The Sith Lords" DLC for the Nintendo Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II. Instead of refunds, it offered a free Star Wars game. In response to this, a group of Star Wars loving Switch fans in the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Star Wars
    • DLC
    • Legal
  • Review TY The Tasmanian Tiger 4: Bush Rescue Returns - Aussie Platforming Legend Takes A 2D Turn

    Fair dinkum, mate

    Back when the 3D mascot was in its prime in the early noughties, Aussie developer Krome Studios' Ty the Tasmanian Tiger was going up against big shots like Mario, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot thanks to the backing of third-party powerhouse Electronic Arts and, eventually, Call of Duty publisher Activision. TY would fall out of favour...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Latest Genki Kickstarter Offers New Portable Switch Dock, iPad Connectivity And More

    Thanks to the Covert Dock 2 and ShadowCast 2

    We were already very fond of the Genki: Covert Dock when it was released back in 2020. This portable Switch dock made gaming on the go that bit easier, and was later compacted into an even tinier model in 2021. Now, developer Human Things is back with a new Kickstarter campaign, introducing an improved...

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  • News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's DLC Catches An International Physical Release This November

    The Indigo Disk comes as a separate update

    After being announced for Hong Kong last month, it has today been revealed that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's DLC, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, will be landing a full international physical release on 3rd November. The news was shared to Twitter by Nintendo, revealing that the physical copy will...

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  • Feature From Piston Hurricane To Today: Why Latinx In Gaming Exists

    And why it needs your help to change the industry

    Joe Tirado, a Latino game developer, has imposter syndrome. He said as such, during his own talk on Latine representation at this year’s Game Developers Conference. In response to a question about his feelings on being Colombian in an industry where he largely lacks compatriot peers, he confessed...

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  • News Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 Spotlights The "Lazy, Orange Superstar" Garfield

    Watch out, elephant Mario

    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 isn't slowling down with the character spotlights, and the latest one focuses on the lasagna and pizza-loving cat Garfield. In All-Star Brawl 2, Garfield returns as an all-rounder with a revamped moveset. He's got slightly below-average speed but can drop food to go into a crazed sugar frenzy,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pop Blisters And Rip Out Ingrown Toenails With 'Foot Clinic', Launching This Week

    Mmm, feet

    Publisher QubicGames has revealed what could well be either the most satisfying or the most nauseating game on the Switch, depending on what you're into. Foot Clinic is launching this Friday, September 29th, and does exactly what it says on the tin: tasking you with stepping into the shoes of a podiatrist and launching your very own foot...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Paleo Pines' Adorable Mix Of Harvest Moon And Jurassic Park Is Out Now On Switch

    Roar-some

    If you've been feeling like Harvest Moon / Story of Seasons was lacking something, and that something was dinosaurs, then you're in the right place. Italic Pig's farm sim meets dino-rearing adventure Paleo Pines is out on Switch from today. Colourful dinosaurs and prehistoric-inspired creatures roam the lands of Paleo Pines, where you...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Imaginative Puzzler 'Storyteller' Gets Free Update, Adds Voice Acting And New Chapter

    Turning the pages

    Earlier this year, Annapurna Interactive brought us the "clever, funny" puzzler in Storyteller, a simple puzzle game that uses a storybook as its set piece. Fun scenes and illustrations breathe life into an inventive and fun puzzle game which we wanted more of. And now we're getting just that — more. Taking to social media,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Announces Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Event For Tetris 99

    Starting later this week

    Nintendo has announced it will be hosting a special Xenoblade Chronicles 3 event in Tetris 99 later this week. The latest 'Aionios Edition' cup will run from 29th September until 2nd October and allows players to unlock a special theme when they earn 100 points in-game. This theme features background art, music and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tetris 99
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Nintendo
  • News Time Extension And Lost In Cult Are Joining Forces For 'The Console Chronicles'

    A new book about home console gaming

    Award-winning UK publisher Lost in Cult is teaming up with our sister site Time Extension for The Console Chronicles, a new book covering the history of home console gaming, from the earliest Pong machines to the present day. The Console Chronicles is the follow-up to

    • Books
  • News Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 Brings The Fight To Switch This November

    Pre-orders open next month

    After being announced back in July, GameMill Entertainment has today revealed that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will be fighting our way on 3rd November. The release date was posted to Twitter by the game's official account, which also confirmed that pre-orders will be coming later in October after those on Steam opened...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ahsoka Tano Takes A Break From Hunting Thrawn To Join Fortnite

    Do you lack conviction..?

    If there's one thing Fortnite truly excels at, it's tapping into what just happens to be popular at any given moment. Right now, the new Ahsoka Star Wars series on Disney+ is broadcasting to positive reception from both fans and critics, so who better to join the Fortnite fold than the dual-wielding Jedi herself? Starting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite

Monday25th Sep 2023

  • Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Player Beats Game Without Visiting Surface

    Fly, you fools!

    Beating The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom without any kind of self-imposed restrictions is no easy task given the sheer amount of content available, but beating it without even visiting the surface of Hyrule? No, surely not, right..? Well, that's apparently what Reddit user Black_Hand_Gotthard has achieved. As spotted by...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News 3DS Turn-Based JRPG 'The Legend Of Legacy' Is Getting Remastered Next Year

    Relive the legacy

    Update: NIS America has opened pre-orders for a limited edition version of the game for $79.99. You can head to the NIS store to pre-order it right now. Original article: Dungeon Encounters and Opoona developer Cattle Call's 3DS RPG The Legend of Legacy is getting an HD Remaster on Swit

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Released
    • 3DS
  • News Persona 3 Portable & Persona 4 Golden Physical Editions Announced For Switch

    Persona 3 pre-orders open this week

    It's finally happening — Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will be getting physical editions for consoles, including Switch, courtesy of Limited Run Games. Persona 3 Portable's physical will be available to pre-order from the Limited Run Games store from 29th September (starting from 10am EST / 7am PST

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Persona
    • Atlus
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Hideki Kamiya Is Leaving PlatinumGames

    "I will continue to create in my Hideki Kamiya way"

    PlatinumGames has announced that Hideki Kamiya, its co-founder and vice-president, is leaving the company. The announcement on X confirmed that Kamiya's departure date will be October 12th, 2023. Hideki Kamiya has been a significant figure within PlatinumGames since its formation in 2007,...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Mini Review Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps And Beans 2 - Basic Brawling But Fun For Fans

    God Forgives… I Don’t

    There’s going out on a limb and then there’s blind faith, and while the Bud & Terence games fall into the latter of the two, they are at least a labour of love. If you don’t know — and there’s a good chance you don’t — Bud Spencer and Terence Hill were a movie duo popularised in the '60s and '70s for their...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sonic Origins Plus Is Getting A Numbered Physical Edition Through Pix'n Love

    Only 1200 units available

    Sonic Origins Plus is getting a limited collector's edition via the retailer Pix'n Love, which will be limited to just 1200 units and will be numbered as such. Pre-orders for the product will launch on the Pix'n Love website on September 27th, 2023 at 4pm BST, with copies priced at €79.90 (roughly £69). As for what's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Physical
  • News Capcom Would 'Gracefully Decline' An Acquisition Offer From Microsoft

    No sale for you!

    With Microsoft's gargantuan acquisition of Activision-Blizzard nearing its close after the UK's CMA provisionally approved the revised deal, many are wondering who might be next on the tech corporation's shopping list (and no, it's probably not Nintendo). Indeed, one prime target for acquisition at the moment might well be Resident...

    • Capcom
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News Excellent Time-Travelling Metroidvania 'Timespinner' Is Getting A Sequel

    Unwoven Dream is weaving our dreams

    Lunar Ray Games, the developer behind the beautiful pixel art Metroidvania Timespinner, has announced that it's developing a sequel (thanks, Gematsu!). A release date hasn't been announced, but hopefully, we'll see it sometime next year. Timespinner 2: Unwoven Dream is coming to Steam and unspecified con

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Survival Metroidvania 'Lost Ruins' Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Your survival kit

    The creepiest and cutest Metroidvania on the Switch (the publisher's words, not ours!) Lost Ruins has scored a physical release from Red Art Games. This survival-focused Metroidvania launched last summer on the console and got a fairly positive review from us back then for proposing a unique concept in a popular genre. But if you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Have You Come First In F-Zero 99 Yet?

    Chasing cars

    When Nintendo surprised its community with the release of F-Zero 99 on Nintendo Switch Online, we honestly weren't quite expecting it to be as good as it is. And yet, demonstrating a clever twist on the classic SNES title, it wound up being what we'd argue is the best of the '99' range on Switch, calling it a "brilliant take" in our...

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  • Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Mortal Kombat 1 On Switch

    Fatality

    Since its release last week, the internet has been ablaze with comparisons between Mortal Kombat 1 on the Switch and next-gen consoles. Things look rough, and now the good folk at Digital Foundry have released their technical analysis to tell us just how rough. Spoiler: it's bad. So, let's take a look at this technical rundown, shall we?...

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  • UK Charts Pikmin 1+2 Blooms Into Its Physical Debut As Mortal Kombat 1 Leads The Pack

    Finish him, Olimar

    It's once again time to get a look at the list of physical game sales in the UK, it has been a really rather big one for new releases — in fact, of the top 10, four are brand-new physicals. It is Mortal Kombat 1 that has come out on top this time to land the number one spot in its debut week — no thanks to the dreadful Switch...

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    • UK
  • News Wipeout-Style Racer 'BallisticNG' Cancelled For Switch Following Unity's Policy Changes

    Developer announces cancellation

    Back in 2021 we were excited to see that the Wipeout-style sci-fi racer BallisticNG would be speeding onto Switch in the future. Well, a couple of years down the line, developer Neognosis has announced that the Switch port is now cancelled as a result of last week's controversial policy changes from Unity (thanks,...

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    • Industry
  • News Temtem Welcomes Spooky Season In Latest Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    New Tem Types, Mythical creatures and more

    The Pokémon-like creature-catcher, Temtem, has just welcomed a brand new season with its latest huge update. The new season, 'Endless Night', is about all things spooky and it will run a little longer than those that we have seen before, finishing on 29th January 2024. Also added this time around is a new...

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Sunday24th Sep 2023

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Racing Games

    Feel the requirement for rapidity!

    Updated with the fantastic NSO free download F-Zero 99. Enjoy! While the Nintendo Switch lacks the raw processing grunt of the Xbox One and PS4, petrol heads have been increasingly well served on the hybrid console, with a steadily growing catalogue of fantastic racers that offer plenty of arcade thrills and...

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  • News Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 Resolution & Frame Rate Chart Released

    Here's how the Switch version compares

    Hideo Kojima's legendary series Metal Gear Solid returns as a collection release this October on all platforms including the Nintendo Switch, and as part of this Konami has now shared a table on the official game page detailing the resolution and frame rate per platform. While we've already been given the...

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  • News Hollow Knight: Silksong Fans Spot New Behind-The-Scenes Updates

    Some assets have been changed

    We're running out of months in 2023 and there's still no sign of Hollow Knight: Silksong arriving on the Nintendo Switch any time soon. With this in mind, fans have been searching for any sign of a possible upcoming release, and it seems the game's web and store assets have been updated and changed this week. As...

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    • Silksong
    • Indies
  • Mailbox Missing Zelda Ports, Nerd Rage, 16-Bit Blowback - Nintendo Life Letters

    Issue #4 - September 2023

    Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox. You hear that? That's the sound of 2024 creeping up on you as we plough into the last week of September. Yes, we're back (slightly later than planned — hey, last week turned into a busy one!) with another selection of your correspondence for our monthly letters page feature...

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  • News Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Physical Switch Release Confirmed

    Launching the same date as the eShop version

    Earlier this week, Capcom confirmed the Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy would be launching on the Nintendo Switch early next year on 25th January 2024. Now, in an update, it's been confirmed a physical release is coming to Japan and other Asia regions on the same date. The good news is that you can...

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  • News Sonic Superstars' New Multiplayer Battle Mode Detailed By SEGA

    Online and local play included

    Sonic Superstars arrives on the Switch next month and ahead of launch Sega has shared some brand new details about the game's multiplayer 'Battle Mode' feature. This mode will allow up to eight players online, or four players locally to go head-to-head in a variety of challenges. In this mode, players will take...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl - Duel: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

    Deep breath

    It's time to witness a clash of the covers as we dive into another edition of Box Art Brawl. Before we hop into the ring with this week's competition, however, let's quickly recap what happened last time. It was a match-up against two different pieces of cover art for the GBA's Mario vs. Donkey Kong — which had been playing on our...

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  • News Anime Beat 'Em Up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate Announced For Switch

    This remaster of the spin-off series returns next year

    Publisher and developer Rocket Panda Games has announced it will be bringing its anime side-scrolling beat 'em up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Ultimate to the Nintendo Switch in 2024. This game is a complete remaster of the original title, rebuilt "from the ground up" on Unreal Engine 5...

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Saturday23rd Sep 2023

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Party Games

    Maximum fun, minimum fuss

    Updated with Vampire Survivors and Trombone Champ. Enjoy! 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! Nintendo Switch has a whole host of crowd-pleasing co-op and competitive...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 23rd)

    Spending time with Samus

    It's the weekend! That means it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some games. Before we do so, however, let's take a look back at what's been going on this week. One of the biggest stories was actually in relation to the massive leak suffered by Xbox in which Phil Spencer expressed a rather blunt desire to acquire...

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    • What Are You Playing
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - The Teal Mask

    Tell us your own thoughts

    The first DLC part of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero arrived on the Nintendo Switch last week and there have now been multiple reviews shared online, so we've put together a roundup. Here on Nintendo Life, we said The Teal Mask was a fun diversion for Scarlet & Violet players even if...

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  • News Switch Fighter DNF Duel Season Pass Roadmap Revealed

    Update: The third season pass character is Battle Mage

    Update #2 [Sat 23rd Sep, 2023 04:30 BST]: The third Season Pass character Battle Mage has now been revealed. This fighter is set to join the roster this December. Below is a brief teaser: Update #1 [Thu 31st Aug, 2023 06:45 BST]: Following the release of the first Season Pass character...

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  • PSA Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom News Channel Giving Out Free In-Game Items

    Get an Octo Balloon, Rocket & Traveler's Shield

    Nintendo is offering a new in-game item drop for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. To claim these items, you'll need to head on over to the Switch news channel. This latest one allows you to redeem an Octo Balloon, Rocket & Traveler's Shield which you can fuse together and then go high in...

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Friday22nd Sep 2023

  • Random AMOLED 3DS Concept Shown Off At Tokyo Game Show 2023

    Includes 90Hz refresh rate

    Over at the Tokyo Game Show this week, Japanese hardware firm Tassei Denki has been showing off some hardware prototypes that could potentially give us a glimpse into the near future. One of these is of particular interest to us and appears to be a new concept for the Nintendo 3DS. The two units on display are powered by...

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  • Soapbox FOMO Nearly Ruined Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom For Me

    Too much background noise?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Ollie looks back on how Tears of the Kingdom's launch hype on social media may have affected his own enjoyment of the game... On May 12th, 2023, I, like countless other...

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  • Review Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster - A Welcome, If Flawed, Return For Monolith Soft's GameCube Duo

    Pick a card, any card

    These days, Monolith Soft is well known for being one of Nintendo’s finest internal teams, with the Xenoblade Chronicles games delivering some of the finest open-world JRPG goodness available. Long before the company was acquired by Nintendo, however, some of the first projects it produced were the two Baten Kaitos games,...

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  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Showcases His Rare Gaming Collectibles

    Autographs, engravings, and more

    Being one of the most recognisable and influential figures in gaming, it should come as no surprise that Masahiro Sakurai has managed to accumulate a number of extremely rare collectibles over the years. In his latest YouTube 'Grab Bag' video, the legendary game designer has taken a bit of a different approach to...

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  • News Stardew Valley Creator Teases Version 1.6 (Again)

    What could it be for?

    In case you've missed the recent updates, developer Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone has been hard at work on Version 1.6 of the lifestyle and farming sim Stardew Valley. Although there's no release date just yet, he continues to tease new details about this anticipated update, and the latest one comes in the form of a single...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Random Modder Makes Switch OLED Run Cooler As A Dedicated Home Console

    Chill out, man

    We have taken a look at the YouTube channel Macho Nacho Productions a few times on Nintendo Life (remember the world's smallest GameCube and the 'thicc boi SP'?), but we were particularly interested in the channel's latest video, which saw a Sw

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  • News Unity Reveals New Pricing Model For Runtime Fee Policy

    "Thank you for giving us hard feedback"

    It only took just over a week for Unity to make changes to its brand new Runtime Fee policy, but that's exactly what it has done. Announcing the changes in an open letter published today on the Unity Blog (shared on social media), the revamped model includes some pretty sweeping changes from the initial...

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  • News Super Mario Bros. Wonder Overview Trailer Is A Wonderful Recap Of Game's New Features

    Less than a month to go!

    Nintendo has just released a brand new overview trailer for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, which does exactly what it says it's going to do — go over the game's features. Now, if you were around for the Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct at the beginning of the month, you might be getting a bit of déjà vu here, and that's...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Cosy Lord Of The Rings Game From Wētā Workshop Teased For Consoles Next Year

    We wants it

    While it hasn't been officially announced for Switch (or, indeed, any specific platform at the moment), we're getting ourselves all excited about Tales of the Shire, an upcoming "heart-warming" Lord of the Rings game from Wētā Workshop and Private Division, due out on "consoles" in 2024. Now, we don't actually know all that much about...

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  • Poll Pikmin 1+2 Scores A Physical Switch Release This Week, Will You Be Getting It?

    Go on, tell us

    Pikmin has made quite the comeback in 2023 with the release of the fourth entry in the series and also the return of the first two games in HD and featuring motion controls from the Wii re-releases. While both of these classics were made available on the Switch eShop in June, the physical release of Pikmin 1+2 is only just arriving...

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  • News Monster Hunter Gearing Up For 20th Anniversary, New Artwork Revealed

    Capcom might be up to something...

    Development on Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak officially wrapped some time ago, and now it seems Capcom is gearing up for a big 20th anniversary, which will take place in March 2024. As part of its Tokyo Game Show 2023 online program, the Japanese video game company shared a new piece of anniversary artwork...

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    • Capcom
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  • Deals Currys Offers Super Mario Bros. Wonder For Less Than £40 With Code (UK)

    Wowie zowie!

    With Super Mario Bros. Wonder out in, hang on... *checks notes*... less than a month on October 20th, 2023, you've probably already started to browse a number of outlets in search of the best deal. Well, this one may take some beating. While the RRP for the game is £49.99, Currys is currently offering up Super Mario Bros. Wonder at...

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  • News Wartales Crashes Reported By Players, But A Patch Is Coming Says Dev Team

    "Thank you for bearing with us"

    Open-world tactical RPG Wartales will be getting a patch on Switch "next week (at the latest)!" to fix a number of bugs and issues with the game, developer and publisher Shiro Unlimited announced. The game was announced and released on Switch during last week's Nintendo Direct, and while many were initially delighted...

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