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Poll Bayonetta Origins Is Out On Switch This Week, Are You Getting It?
Bayonetta is back!
It's another week and that means another Nintendo Switch exclusive has arrived. This time around it's the Bayonetta storybook spin-off, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon. In this new adventure, players take on the role of Cereza - a young apprentice witch who goes on a fateful journey into a forbidden forest to gain...
News Nintendo Brings Splatoon 3 & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournaments To PAX East 2023
The fun begins next week
Earlier this week, we heard how Nintendo's upcoming release The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom would be skipping PAX East 2023. In a statement, a Nintendo spokesperson mentioned how the company's presence at the show would be dedicated to competitive play. Now, in an official press release, Nintendo has announced it...
News Square Enix Adds 'The World Ends With You' Music Update To Theatrhythm Final Bar Line
Update [Fri 17th Mar, 2023 00:55 GMT]: This update adding 'The World Ends With You' Music is now live - you can access it via Season Pass 1 or the Digital Deluxe upgrade. Here's a quick teaser of what's on offer: Original story [Tue 14th Mar, 2023 04:00 GMT]: Square Enix's musical game Theatrhythm Final Bar Line will be getting a very...
Feature 24 Indie Games We're Excited About On Switch In 2023
Make room on your SD card!
We've updated this list with lots of new entries for 2023, and included release dates on some long-awaited titles. Happy wishlisting! 2022 is dead, long live 2023. Let's hope this year is better and brighter than the last, eh? We've already rounded up our most-anticipated games for 2023, but that tends to cover the big...
News Square Enix Launches Huge Switch eShop Sale, Includes Multiple 2022 Titles (North America)
Square Enix has kicked off a pretty big publisher today on the Switch eShop in North America. Savings of up to 90% can be made on the Japanese developer's huge range of RPGs and published titles on the console from now until 30th March (thanks Wario64!). But it's not just your classic Final Fantasy VII or Dragon Quest discounts, ei
Gallery Unboxing SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake's $250 'BFF Edition'
Hey, it has an inflatable Patrick inside!
In October last year, we reported that SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake was getting a special 'BFF Edition' packed with a host of goodies (as well as the game itself, of course). The catch? It costs a staggering $249.99. THQ Nordic was nice enough to send us one to open up, so we can at least show...
Japanese Charts Fatal Frame: Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse Sells Well In A Strong Week For Switch
Kirby finally starts to slow down
The latest Japanese charts are now in from Famitsu, and while a number of Nintendo heavyweights continue to hold onto the top spots, this week sees an impressive Switch opening for Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (thanks, Gematsu). Debuting this week, the remaster of the 2008 Japanese exclusive sold a...
Nintendo Download 16th March (North America)
Bayonetta Origins! Have a Nice Death! POST VOID!
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: Bayonetta Origins: Cereza...
Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy (Color) Game Ranked
All the GB and GBC games, ranked by you
Updated with Kirby's Dream Land 2 and BurgerTime Deluxe the following the March 2023 update. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the game profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. Enjoy!
PSA Minecraft Bug Prevents Game From Loading On Switch
Stuck at 66% for some users
Players are reporting issues with the Switch version of Minecraft following this week's version 1.19.70 update. The problem was brought to our attention by a reader via email, and over on the Minecraft subreddit, some players, after updating their game, are not able to load Minecraft on the Switch. The initial loading...
Guide Nintendo Switch Online - Every NES, SNES, N64, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, And GBA Game Available
Every retro game available with an NSO sub (plus the Expansion Pack)
Added Kirby's Dream Land 2, BurgerTime Deluxe, Side Pocket, and Xevious from Nintendo's March 2023 update.
News Splatoon 3's Next Splatfest Is A Monster Mashup
What's that coming over the hill?
Nintendo has announced the date and theme of Splatoon 3's next Splatfest and this one is promising to be particularly monstrous. After getting us to choose between our favourite flavours of chocolate last time around, it's time to get your tinfoil hats out for this one as the Splatfest asks, "Which of these is...
News Switch Online N64 Wireless Controller Restocks Arrive This Week
Update: Live now on the My Nintendo Store in Australia
Update [Thu 16th Mar, 2023 02:15 GMT]: This is your reminder that these N64 wireless controllers are now back in stock on the My Nintendo Store in Australia - get them while you can if you happen to be located in this region. Original [Tue 14th Mar, 2023 05:00 GMT]: Perhaps one of the...
News Nintendo Expands Switch Online Game Boy, SNES & NES Service With Four More Titles
Nintendo has announced a new batch of games for the Switch Online service. The latest additions are part of the standard tier - adding two Game Boy titles, a SNES title, and an original NES game. This includes the 1995 Game Boy release Kirby's Dream Land 2, Data East's 1991 Game Boy game BurgerTime Deluxe, the 1993 Data East game Side...
News My Nintendo Offering Metroid Prime Remastered Big Pin Set (US)
Get it while you can
Metroid Prime Remastered has been out for some time now and to celebrate, the My Nintendo webiste in the US is offering a special big pin set. In this set, you'll get two rustless iron lapel pins inspired by the remaster. To obtain these pins, you'll need to be a My Nintendo member and have 800 Platinum Points saved up. Here's...
News First Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos Images Tease What's Next For The Farm Sim Spin-Off
Farming AND romance? What a concept!
We're all looking forward to the remake of Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, right? Even if you're not, it's fair to say that it has been a long time coming, especially when you consider just how much has gone on behind the scenes for this series since the original GameCube release back in 2004 — see, it's...
Guide Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam: Everything We Know So Far
Gathering all of the clues about the upcoming puzzler
The wait for what many would refer to as another proper Professor Layton title has been a long one. The initial DS trilogy captured (and then broke) our hearts before the prequels came around and kept our love for the series going across a further three games — even if the jump to the 3D art...
Guide How To Save Money On Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC
Best deals, cheapest prices + discounts!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are being treated to an all-new DLC expansion in 2023, The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero. Buying the expansion grants you access to two chunks of additional content – The Teal Mask which will become available in fall 2023, and The Indigo Disk which arrives later in winter 2023...
News Retro Action Hit 'Infernax' To Get Multiplayer And New Character In Free Update
Update: Coming in April
Update [Wed 15th Mar, 2023 14:30 GMT]: After last month's reveal, Berzerk Studio has announced that the Deux or Die update will be launching on 5th April. To celebrate, we've got a brand new look, extended at the co-op gameplay coming in the update. And if you're a fan of the base game, well, this looks like it'll be one...
Review DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos - Surprisingly Super, But Not Without Performance Woes
Cel of the century
Foolish is the person who looks at a tie-in game aimed mainly at younger players and instantly dismisses it as a load of old bums. Of course, most of the time they’re completely right – we still have occasional nightmares of that time we played Hotel for Dogs on the Wii – but every now and then a licensed game will go above...
News Pokémon-Inspired MMO Temtem Receives Massive New Update - Nuzlocke Mode, New Area & More
Season 3 has arrived!
One Pokémon-like monster catching game that has actually done quite well for itself is Temtem. Since its arrival on the Nintendo Switch last September, the game has received a number of updates. This latest one (Version 1.3) is perhaps the most exciting update yet - adding new modes, areas, seasons, events and more: For...
News River City Girls 2 Is Getting A Performance Update On Nintendo Switch
"We are nearly finished testing"
If you're a fan of co-op beat 'em ups, one game you might want to check out is River City Girls 2. This series reimainged the classic Kunio-kun game when the original launched in 2019, and the second game only bolsters the fun with new characters, moves and more. Following the second game's release late last year,...
News Zelda amiibo Listings Surface Online Ahead Of Tears Of The Kingdom Launch (North America)
A restock might be on the way
Earlier this year, there was a Zelda amiibo restock in certain parts of the world ahead of the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Now, in a slight development, a Majora's Mask amiibo has reappeared on Best Buy's website in the US. There's no "official release date" for this restock just yet, but it's...
Round Up The Reviews Are In For Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon
Is it magical?
The Umbra Witch is back this Friday, but not in the way you might expect. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is a prequel to PlatinumGames' hit high-octane action series, but this prequel stars the young witch long before she becomes Bayonetta. Reviews dropped today and they're pretty positive for the top-down...
News Minecraft Updated To Version 1.19.70 On Switch, Here's What's Included
Horse breeding, Sniffers, and archaeology
Minecraft has received another update ahead of its big 1.20 launch. Version 1.19.70 is a chunky one with the usual bug fixes and preparation for the new features, but we're also getting a few changes and a couple of new features ahead of 1.20. Players will be able to get a sneak peek at Archaeology and the...
News Dokapon Kingdom: Connect Will Ruin Friendships On Switch This May
Worldwide release date announced
Remember back to January when Dokapon Kingdom: Connect, a remake of the 2008 Wii game (which in turn was a port of the 2007 PS2 title), was announced? We didn't expect the friendship-ruining party game to be making a comeback. But it is, and not only that, it's got an official release date — 9th May. That's just...
Review Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon - A Placid Prequel For Platinum's Star
A Kind of Magic
If you happened to read our Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon preview a few weeks back you'll know that after the first five chapters of the game, we were pretty excited to continue our adventures through PlatinumGames' bewitching spin-off from the main Bayonetta series. We were impressed with its mix of gameplay mechanics...
News James Turner Reveals Two Of His Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Designs
Tatsugiri and Dondozo
The former art director of Pokémon Sword & Shield James Turner is working on new pastures right now, developing the rather wonderful-looking The Plucky Squire. But that doesn't mean Pokémon is in the rearview mirror for the artist, and over the past few days on Twitter, he's confirmed that he designed two Pokémon for...
News Nintendo's Anticipated Switch Release Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Will Skip PAX East
Company's focus will instead be on "competitive play activities"
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is due out on the Switch this May, and with PAX East just around the corner, many Nintendo fans in the US were hoping it might show up at the annual video game convention. Unfortunately, it seems it won't be appearing - with a Nintendo...
UK Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Continues To Sell Well In A Week Of Mario Discounts
Having a (Morph) ball
The latest data for the UK boxed charts is finally with us after a short delay and this week sees a number of Mario titles predictably creeping up the standings after benefitting from some pre-emptive MAR10 Day sales. As expected, the Mario title to rise above the rest was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which, with a boost from the...
News Nintendo Switch Online's Next Free Game Trial Is Ready To Kick-Off Next Week (UK)
Try FIFA 23 for free
Nintendo UK has revealed the next free game trial for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers — FIFA 23 Legacy Edition, and it kicks off on 20th March. FIFA 23 is the very last game in EA's long-running franchise to bear the FIFA name, and it includes women's club football for the very first time. But as many who've followed the...
News Upcoming Switch Fighter DNF Duel Announces Season Pass Roadmap
Game launches this April on Nintendo's platform
Following last December's reveal of a DNF Duel Nintendo Switch port, Nexon and Arc System Works have now announced a Season Pass roadmap. Part one will launch in Summer 2023 with Spectre (the new playable fighter) and will also include a "new awakening system" and "new system". Additional details...
Gallery Team Reptile Teases 'Bomb Rush Cyberfunk' With Brand New Screenshots
Arriving on Switch in 2023
If you're seeking a Jet Set Radio style fix on the Nintendo Switch, one game arriving on the eShop in summer 2023 is Bomb Rush Cyberfunk from the creators of Lethal League. Developer Team Reptile has kicked off the new year by sharing a batch of screenshots - showcasing all sorts of action players can expect from this...
News New Kingdoms Of Amalur Expansion Releases On Switch After "Last Moment" Delay
The "long-awaited" Fatesworn update has arrived
At the end of last year the developer behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning announced it would be delaying the "long-awaited" Fatesworn expansion for the Nintendo Switch version of the game. The decision behind this at the time was in order to meet the "high expectations" of players. It seems it's...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Version 2.3.0) Character & Vehicle Performance Balance Changes Revealed
Here's what's been updated
Earlier this week, Nintendo rolled out the Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch. The patch notes specifically mentioned how Version 2.3.0 improved the performance of "some characters and vehicle customisations" and now we know what exactly has been updated. Here's the rundown courtesy of the Japanese website...
News Two Resident Evil Character Skins Appear To Have Leaked For Fortnite
Chris and Jill could be getting some back up
Capcom characters from the Street Fighter and Resident Evil series have already joined Epic's Fortnite before, so it's no surprise to see more of the Japanese company's roster on the way to the popular battle royale. According to leaks this week (via Fortnite fan account HYPEX), Leon S. Kennedy and...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Bug Supposedly Corrupting Save Files
Update: TPC is aware
Update [Sat 11th Mar, 2023 13:30 GMT]: While there's an update on the way for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that will address some bug issues tied to eggs, there's been no mention about a fix for the reported corrupted save file problems. In a slight development, Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has mentioned on social media...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 11th)
Zelda? Mario? Metroid? Tell us
Ladies and gentlemen... The weekend. Yes, it's time to wrap up another week and find out what we're all planning to play over the weekend. But first, let's go over what's been going on in the world of Nintendo this week. First up, the excellent Metroid Fusion launched on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack...
News Nintendo Highlights Classic Super Mario Games In New Switch Online Graphic
Celebrating MAR10 Day
MAR10 Day has been packed with all sorts of surprises this year from movie trailers to LEGO announcements, and if that's still not enough, you can always turn your attention to Mario's video game history. With this in mind, Nintendo has taken to social media to promote some of Mario's retro experiences - from the original
News Streets Of Rage 4 Gets A Massive Update, Here Are The Patch Notes
Over 300 in-game improvements
Publsher Dotemu has announced that a massive new update for Streets of Rage 4 is now live, adding in over 300 in-game improvements. Phew! To celebrate, the game is also currently 50% on the Switch eShop, so you can grab it for the low price of £11.24 / $12.49. The patch notes for this one are incredibly extensive, so...
News The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails Is An Action RPG Spin-Off Of Falcom's 'Trails' Series
And it's coming this fall
NIS America has given us a firmer release window for the upcoming action RPG spin-off, The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. The upcoming game will be launching this fall, which means this will be the third game in the Trails series to be localised this year following Trails to Azure in March and Trails into Reverie in...
Random Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Reach Outer Space By Making Sandwiches
Can we get some Space Raiders with that?
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet players have found a bug in-game that allows them to launch their player into space... simply by building a sandwich. We're not kidding. Automaton West reports that in Japan, players have come up with a fun little game that challenges players to reach the deepest, darkest depths...
News Digimon World: Next Order Patch To Add Japanese VO To Switch Version (Europe)
Update: After fan requests
Update [Fri Mar 10, 2023 11:30 GMT]: Bandai Namco has responded to fan requests to have the Japanese voiceover included in the Switch version of Digimon World: Next Order in Europe. A patch will be coming in the near future to add this option for us in Europe. Bandai Namco wasn't able to confirm when this will be dropping...
Review Mato Anomalies - Ambitious Detective RPG Is Overstuffed And Unengaging
Arrowiz, the Shanghai-based development team behind 2021's Hermitage: Strange Case Files, returns to Nintendo Switch with a determined attempt to replicate the general rhythm and vibe of Atlus' all-conquering Persona series in the form of Mato Anomalies. This is an RPG that throws a whole bunch of ideas and gameplay mechanics at...
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Next Update To Be Distributed By The End Of April
TPC says bug fixes are on the way
Game Freak and Nintendo rolled out a new update for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet a few weeks ago. And while it did come with some new stuff, it also seemed to create a number of issues. In response to this, The Pokémon Company has now announced it will be distributing a new update at the end of next month. As...
Round Up Everything Announced For Nintendo Switch At Nacon Connect 2023
Lord of the Rings: Gollum & plenty of other offerings
It's been another busy week in the world of video games and to go out with a bang NACON held its first live stream of 2023. Of course, the show was littered with all sorts of announcements for Nintendo Switch, so if you weren't able to catch it, we've put together the full round up below:...
News Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Gets Reborn In High-Resolution This June
Switch pre-orders are now available
During Capcom's 'Spotlight' Broadcast earlier today the Japanese publisher and developer finalised the return of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective - confirming the high-resolution remaster would be arriving on 30th June 2023. This title will set you back $29.99 USD digitally, and if you pre-order, you'll get some...
News Megaton Musashi: Wired Sees Level-5's Mech RPG Get Official Worldwide Release
Megaton Musashi: Wired — an expanded release based on 2022's Japan-only Megaton Musashi — was announced earlier today during the Level-5 Vision showcase, plus it's getting a worldwide release on Switch sometime in 2023. This surprise announcement confirmed that the action pack mecha RPG will come with crossplay across the Switch,...
News Rune Factory 3 Special Is Settling Down For A September Switch Launch
Physical Editions also available
Marvelous Europe has announced that Rune Factory 3 Special will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on September 5th, 2023. Originally announced during the September 2022 Direct Showcase, the game is a remaster of the DS original from 2009. Marvelous Europe has also confirmed that physical editions of the game...
News You Can Now Check Out Front Mission 1st: Remake With A Free Demo
Progress carries over to the full game
Forever Entertainment has announced that a free demo for Front Mission 1st: Remake is now available to download from the Switch eShop. Released back in November 2022, Front Mission 1st: Remake took the original SNES classic and revitalised it with refreshed visuals for modern platforms. That said, we weren't...
Japanese Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Debuts In Top Ten While Kirby Keeps Dominating
From puff balls to Morph Balls
The latest Japanese charts are now in from Famitsu and it is once again all about Kirby (thanks, Gematsu). For the second week in a row Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe has triumphed over the competition, selling 62,581 copies this time around — not quite the 189,931 that we saw last week, but respectable...
Nintendo Download 9th March (North America)
Fatal Frame! Paranormasight! Trails to Azure!
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: FATAL FRAME: Mask of the...
Round Up Everything Announced At The Level-5 Vision 2023 Showcase
Worldwide releases for all titles confirmed
Level-5 is back in a big, big way. The developer held its first-ever Level-5 Vision presentation earlier today and gave us five new trailers and a lot of little details to chew over, and we've got all of the trailers right here for you in case you missed them. The presentation focused on five titles from...
Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy Advance (GBA) Game Ranked
All the GBA games, ranked by you
Updated with Metroid Fusion. Enjoy! Nintendo's announcement that a selection of Game Boy Advance titles is now on Switch means that subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack have instant access to a small but growing library of brilliant handheld games from yesteryear, including entries in some of...
News Professor Layton And The New World Of Steam's Puzzle Designer And Story Shared By Level-5
Releasing globally in 2023/24
Developer Level-5 has just revealed more details on Professor Layton and the New World of Steam as a part of the 'Level-5 Vision' showcase. Alongside announcing that the Japanese voice cast will see Yo Oizumi returning as Hershel Layton alongside Mio Amada as Luke's new voice, the developers announced that puzzle...
News No Man's Sky Updated To Version 4.13, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Fixing pesky space bugs
No Man’s Sky has just received another heft update on Switch and all other platforms. Update 4.13 introduces a host of new bug fixes and tweaks for the recently released Fractal Update that will help make your spacefaring adventure all the smoother. Here are the full patch notes from Hello Games’ official No Man’s Sky...
News Mario Strikers: Battle League Scores New Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
It looks like Nintendo has finished with the big character-adding updates for Mario Strikers: Battle League after Bowser Jr. and Birdo were added back in December 2022. This doesn't mean, however, that the game will now sit update-free for the rest of time, as proven by Nintendo's latest patch to remove some pesky crashes. It looks...
Review Session: Skate Sim - A Valiant Attempt That Doesn't Quite Land On Switch
What instantly springs to mind when you consider skateboarding video games? If it’s effortlessly pulling off super cool tricks, grinding rails at high speed, doing flashy spins off the top of huge vert ramps and putting together sick combos for rad scores, then you may need to pump the brakes on that board of yours a little before deciding...
News Microsoft "Confident" Activision Could Optimise Call Of Duty For Nintendo Switch
Including titles like Warzone & Modern Warfare II
Believe it or not but Activision's Call of Duty series is actually coming back to Nintendo platforms after a 10-year commitment was finalised in February. Since then, Microsoft has mentioned how it aims to bring the "best version" of the Call of Duty to Nintendo device
News Grim Guardians: Demon Purge Gets A Name Change After Trademark Complaint
Now known as "Gal Guardians: Demon Purge"
Update [Thu 9th Mar, 2023 04:45 GMT]: Inti Creates has announced Grim Guardians: Demon Purge will be undergoing an English name change in select regions due to a trademark complaint. The new title will be "Gal Guardians: Demon Purge". This change will be rolled out across all platforms including the...
News Splatoon 3 Receives A Minor Update, Here's What's Included
Download it today
It's been a busy day for Nintendo and now to top it off we've got a new Splatoon 3 update. This is a minor update following the rollout of Version 3.0.0 last week, which added the first wave of DLC to the game. Here's exactly what Inklings and Octolings can expect from this Version 3.0.1: Ver. 3.0.1 (Released March 8, 2023) Fixes...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Character Menu Now Has Five Extra Spaces For Future Updates
Who will be next?
Update [Thu 9th Mar, 2023 03:30 GMT]: The Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out, and as you might have noticed, the character selection screen now has 5 additional slots below Birdo. Here's a look: This, of course, begs the question of who will be next? On top of this, how many characters are going to be coming our way per...
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 4?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 4 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has just launched, and now that many have had the chance to try it out, we're curious to know what your favourite track is in the new update. While you might have been excited about a particular track in the lead-up to this wave's release, maybe it's changed now that you've...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.3.0, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Birdo and Wave 4 are now available
Apart from the release of Metroid Fusion, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe today has received its fourth wave of Booster Course Pass DLC. This not only adds two new cups and eight more courses but also the returning character Birdo and the new track Yoshi's Island. Apart from this, Version 2.3.0 comes with a bunch of general...
News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's GBA Library With Another Classic Title
Samus is back in Metroid Fusion
A week after the original announcement, Nintendo has now officially added the classic action-adventure Metroid Fusion to Switch Online's Game Boy Advance library. This game originally made its debut back in 2002, and has also been re-released on a number of other Nintendo digital services in the past. This particular...
Feature "I Am Deeply Moved" - Fatal Frame Devs On Bringing 'Mask Of The Lunar Eclipse' To The West, Finally
Remaster launches worldwide this week
15 years after the original launched on the Nintendo Wii, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (carrying the series' Project Zero moniker in Europe) is finally making its way to the West in an official capacity on Switch. With revamped graphics and a host of new features, the game looks to recapture the...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC - Everything We Know So Far
For The Teal Mask and The Indigo Disk
Pokémon Day 2023 brought us the reveal of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Expansion Pass — The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. Following on from Pokémon Sword & Shield's formula, the Expansion Pass will contain two pieces of new story DLC, complete with new areas — The Teal Mask, and
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Pre-Order Goodies Live On My Nintendo Store (UK)
A luggage tag, for all your Hyrule adventuring
If you're counting down the days to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's release, then you know we're barely two months away from this long-awaited title hitting the Switch. Today, the My Nintendo Store UK has opened up a few new pre-order bonuses and bundles. What does one hero of Hyrule need...
News Meet Huge Cast Of New And Returning Heroes In Latest 'Trails Into Reverie' Trailer
The trails continue
The tenth (yes, tenth) entry in Nihon Falcom's huge Trails series, The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie, launches this summer, and publisher NIS America is gearing up for a mammoth entry with a brand new trailer, showcasing all of the new and returning characters that will be banding together for this new entry. Before we...
News Bayonetta Origins: Cereza And The Lost Demon Gets Free Demo, And It's Out Now
It's witchin' time
Upcoming Bayonetta prequel Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon is getting a demo ahead of its launch next week, and it's available to download now on the Switch eShop. The demo takes place in the game's first two chapters, and you can carry over your progress to the full game when it releases on 17th March. Nintendo...
News Nefasto's Misadventure Is An Offbeat Point-And-Click About Corrupt Video Game Data
Zeroes and ones
Aurora Game Studio has developed one of the most unusual and unique point-and-click games we've seen for a while. Nefasto's Misadventure: Meeting Noeroze is launching on Switch on 24th March 2023, it's set inside a corrupt video game system, and it stars Nefasto — a piece of game data trying to escape said system. The vibrant...
News Atelier Marie Remake Adds English Subtitles To Atelier Marie Plus
Launching on Switch this July
The Atelier series has grown in popularity here in the west in recent years, and now to top off the upcoming release of Atelier Ryza 3 later this month, Koei Tecmo will also be launching a remake of Atelier Marie on Switch this July. If the return of the original 1997 game wasn't already exciting enough, it's now been...
News Overwatch 2 Launches Its First Ever Anime Collab, Available In Season 3
Get a One Punch Man outfit for Doomfist
Update [Wed 8th Mar, 2023 04:25 GMT]: The One Punch Man Overwatch 2 collaboration is now officially live. This collection of cosmetics includes four cosplay hero skins inspired by Saitama (Doomfist), Genos (Genji), Tatsumaki (Kiriko) and a Muren Rider skin for Soldier 76 (obtainable by completing in-game...
News Fire Emblem Engage Version 1.3.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Wave 3 has arrived
It's a big week on the Nintendo front with all sorts of games and DLC expected. To kick things off, we've got a new Fire Emblem Engage update. Version 1.3.0 sees the release of the third wave of DLC for the game. It includes the returning faces Chrom and Robin 'Emblem of Bonds' along with Veronica ' Emblem of Heroes'. Nintendo...
News Two Official Nintendo Stores Have Been Closed Down
It was fun while it lasted
We're used to hearing about the global growth and expansion of Nintendo, but its business operations in Southeast Asia have been cut back in recent times. According to the video game giant's website, both of its official stores in Thailand have been closed. The JD Central store only opened its doors in December 2021...
News GrimGrimoire OnceMore Demo Available To Download Now On Switch
Surprise, budding witches! GrimGrimoire OnceMore has just received a demo on the Switch. It's available to download now on both the UK and North American eShops. This gorgeously-drawn real-time strategy game from Vanillaware — developer of 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim — and published by NIS America is out next month on Switch, but you can...
News Tunic Goes Physical With Special Deluxe Edition Releasing Later This Year
Hardback manual also announced
When Tunic made its way over to the Switch back in September 2022, it quickly rocketed into our list of the very best games of the year. Now, we are raring to leap back into the little fox's mysterious world all over again as publisher Finji has today announced that the game will be getting a physical deluxe edition...
Feature 5 Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Quality Of Life Updates We Still Want To See
Before the DLC, please
The 1.2.0 update to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet brought a lot of nice little additions and improvements to Paldea. A handful of bug fixes — such as accurate reflection of damage done in Tera Raid battles and some quality of life updates for the in-game Pokémon PC boxes — certainly go a long way into taking the
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Update: ESRB has also rated the game
Update [Wed 8th Mar, 2023 11:25 GMT]: A rating has now also appeared on the ESRB for the game's unconfirmed Switch port. Obviously, the game didn't realise yesterday like we were suspecting, but perhaps we'll hear more soon? Original article [Tue 7th Mar, 2023 15:00 GMT]: A brand new rating for a Switch version...
Review The Legend Of Heroes: Trails To Azure - Crossbell's Conclusion Is A Cracking RPG
The release of the Crossbell Saga in English has been a long time coming for fans of the Trails series. And with The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero’s cracking debut last September, the wait for Trails to Azure has had us salivating. And finally, the missing gap in the series has been filled, and the conclusion of the...
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Get ready to rumble
While the Kickstarter campaign might not be over just yet, it's fair to say that Hyperfocus Games' fundraising for Ultra Pro Wrestling has got off to a great start. With 22 days left to donate, the team has surpassed its target goal of £17,000 and (at the time of writing) is now sitting on over £25,000. The game is still in...
News Surprise! Fire Emblem Engage's 'Wave 3' Expansion Pass DLC Is Releasing Soon
Update: Here's a first look
Update #2: Nintendo's official Fire Emblem Twitter channel has shared some new footage of the Wave 3 DLC coming to Fire Emblem Engage later this week. Here's a look at Chrom and Robin in action: Update #1: Confirmed for other regions: Original story: Switch got off to a strong start
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News Super Mario amiibo Get Restocked Ahead Of MAR10 Day (US)
Grab any you missed
Mario Day is on the horizon and this means all sorts of themed goodies are being distributed far and wide. This apparently includes a Super Mario amiibo restock in the US. As highlighted by Siliconera, the NFC figures are back in stock at stores like Target and Best Buy - with collectors able to get their hands on Mario, Luigi,...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All Returning Pokémon, Including DLC
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero will add another 230
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Both Scarlet and Violet are out now, and players all over the world are discovering a brand new generation 9 Pokédex...
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: All New Pokémon, Including DLC
Five more 'mons coming in the Expansion Pass
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet haven't got a full 150 new designs, but we do get 107 new Pokémon to add to our collection — including the long-awaited Pokémon number 1,000, bringing the National Dex up to four digits. We've listed all the new Pokémon to be found in the Paldea Pokédex below, but be...
Deals Nintendo's MAR10 Day Sale Discounts Top Mario Games By Up To 40% (US)
Deals live now ahead of the big day!
The celebrations for this year's MAR10 Day (March 10th) have gotten underway early, with plenty of fantastic deals appearing at retail in the US. If you're wanting to add some of Mario's biggest and best titles to your library, now's your chance! All of the deals found below will be available between now and...
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News Europe's MAR10 Day Switch Bundle Will Not Contain 'Choose Your Own Game' Option
Locked in to Super Mario Odyssey instead
Last week we got our first proper look at Nintendo's upcoming MAR10 Day Switch bundle. As revealed for the US, this set contains a standard model Switch with red Joy-Cons, a Mario Movie sticker sheet and one game from a choice of three. Nintendo Europe has today revealed the same offer for the continent,...
Random Octopath Traveler II Scene Recreated By World's Largest Miniature Train Exhibition
We feel like we should be used to unusual collaborations, but they don't get more unexpected that a miniature train exhibition and a retro-style JRPG. Square Enix DE has partnered up with a German miniature train exhibition in Hamburg to recreate one of Octopath Traveler II's most memorable scenes — and it's really rather...
News Theatrhythm Final Bar Line's New Update Is Now Live On Switch, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
After a brief tuning period
The latest instalment in Square Enix's Final Fantasy rhythm series, Theatrhythm Final Bar Line, played its way onto the Nintendo Switch last month to high praise (we gave it a 9/10 in our review). A new big-fixing update was released for the title's PS4 release last week and we are now happy to see that the tweaks have...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Revealed
Decide on Decidueye
Decidueye is going to be the next 7-Star Tera Raid reward in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Announced by the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account (via Serebii), the Gen 7 starter will be available in-game between 17th and 19th March, and again from 24th to 26th March. The Arrow Quill Pokémon follows from the Pokémon Day...
UK Charts Metroid Prime Remastered Bags Franchise's Fourth Biggest Boxed Launch
Sales roughly half of the original
After a few weeks of digital exclusivity on the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Prime Remastered has finally landed in retail stores across the UK. Although the release wasn't quite enough to knock Hogwarts Legacy off its throne, Retro Studios' shooter managed to take the silver, selling around half of what the original...
Guide Where To Pre-Order The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom On Switch
Collector's Edition, new Link amiibo + best deals!
Updated with new pre-order bonuses and items (a 'Collector's Medal' and notebook) available in bundles with the standard version of the game from My Nintendo Stores in Europe. Quite possibly the most anticipated title on Switch's list of upcoming games, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Octopath Traveler II?
What say you, traveler?
Octopath Traveler II, the long-awaited sequel to one of Team Asano's finest games, launched last week to positive reviews across the board, cementing it as a worthy successor to the 2018 original. In our own review of the game, we called it "a triumphant and confident follow-up to its predecessor, building on the established...
Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - February 2023
Our picks for the best Switch eShop games in February!
February has, somehow, already been and gone. It feels like we barely got acquainted, right? It was a busy month though, primarily due to the presence of the "traditional" February Nintendo Direct showcase, paving the way for the mighty Metroid Prime Remastered to finally show its face on the...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards - Cheapest Memory Cards In 2023
The best deals and prices on SD cards for your Switch
If you're lucky enough to own a Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite or Switch OLED and tend to download games from the Nintendo eShop, you'll soon be running out of storage space. A lack of digital storage is one of the Switch's few weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing digital-only...
News The Next Pokémon Joining Pokémon Unite's Roster Is Goodra
Update: Lapras has also been confirmed
Update [Sun 5th Mar, 2023 03:45 GMT]: In addition to Goodra, it seems Lapras will be making its way to Pokémon Unite in April. When we hear more, we'll let you know. Original story [Fri 3rd Mar, 2023 06:55 GMT]: Following the news earlier this week that the Sword legendary Zacian would be joining...
Feature Enjoying The Journey - How Square Enix Learned From The Past For Octopath Traveler II
"We aimed to evolve the formula rather than change it"
It has been five long years since the release of Square Enix's fantastic, multi-pronged RPG Octopath Traveler on Switch. Starting as a console exclusive on Switch before branching out onto other platforms, the game gave us eight different storylines to dive into, a range of protagonists to fall...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 4th)
Tell us, pleeease
Welcome, one and all! It's been another reasonably busy week here at Nintendo LIfe. We started off with a Pokémon Presents showcase which, according to you fine people, wasn't all that good. The biggest highlight was undoubtedly the announcement of the Scarlet and Violet DLC, which will come in two parts and is officially called
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