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  • Guide: Best Cozy Games On Switch
    on April 14, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Prepare to have your fuzzies warmed.Update: We've updated this list and given it a spring clean. Along with that, we've also added two newer releases to the pack: Botany Manor and Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley. Enjoy!What exactly makes a game cozy? Is it the player's state of mind while playing? Is it an adherence to specific aesthetics or messages? Is it the inclusion of birds? Well, you might be forgiven for thinking it's the last one, because at least ten of the games on this list are about birds specifically, but the idea of a "cozy" game is a bit more nebulous than that.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Mailbox: A More Powerful, Digital-Only 'Switch 2' And "Obscurer" Treasures - Nintendo Life Letters
    on April 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Issue #11 - April 2024.Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox, our monthly feature where we read and respond to a collection of correspondences from your lovely selves.Before we dive in, a quick request. 17th April is International Haiku Day and we'd like to run a Back Page article highlighting the best Nintendo-related haiku's from the NL community. Reader Ebisumaru sent one in on the subject of Goemon back in February, and we're suckers for some inventive wordplay. We won't go over haiku structure/conventions here — you all know how to use Google — but feel free to send your submissions via the Letters form at the bottom of this page and we'll see what occurs!Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Poll: Box Art Brawl - Kirby Super Star
    on April 14, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Deep breath.Welcome back to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl!Before we check out the latest clash of the covers, let's remind ourselves what happened last time when three Super Bomberman box art variants went up against each other. It was Europe's bright design that walked away with a commanding lead in this one, taking 58% of the vote. Japan followed with 32%, while North America was left with the remaining 10%.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • VTuber Horror Game 'Evil God Korone' Gets A Surprise Release On Switch eShop
    on April 14, 2024 at 4:30 am

    Hololive VTuber Korone takes over Tsugunohi as an "Evil God".Japanese Hololive VTuber 'Korone' has done all sorts of collabs and crossovers, and with this in mind, the Tsugunohi horror game 'Evil God Korone' has now got a surprise release on the Switch eShop.This title originally launched on Steam back in 2021 and is priced at $4.49 (or the regional equivalent) on the Switch eShop. Below is a bit about it and you can check out the trailer in the video above.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Hatsune Miku's Fitness Boxing Switch Game Has Been Rated By The ESRB
    on April 14, 2024 at 2:00 am

    Get ready for a workout with the virtual idol.Last September, Imagineer announced superstar virtual idol Hatsune Miku would be getting her own Fitness Boxing game.It seems the same title has now been rated 'E' for everyone by the ESRB in North America - seemingly confirming a local release is on the way. Here's the official description:Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • My Time At Sandrock Is Adding Cross-Platform Multiplayer
    on April 13, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    Coming to Switch this summer.The construction RPG and life sim My Time At Sandrock will be getting a cross-platform multiplayer update this summer.It will allow users on Switch, Xbox, PlayStation, and PC to team up and experience "combat, construction, social activities and more".Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Soapbox: I Flew 3,000 Miles To Get My Arse Handed To Me In Mario Party
    on April 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    Or, how a game about betrayal brought me closer to my friends.Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Kate reminisces about a memorable trip... to Loser Town!I can't believe I've been allowed to use the word "arse" in a title. I feel so powerful. Anyway. Let me tell you a story...Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (13th April)
    on April 13, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Oh, Penitent one.Right then, it's the weekend, but before we dive into what we're playing, let's take a look at what's been going on this week.First up, it was announced that Balatro would be getting its first major update, but keep calm, as it's not Switch-bound just yet. We caught wind of a rather pointless mod that allows Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom to run in 4K (but with terrible performance). And more recently, we were treated to a new trailer for Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance, showcasing a brand new form for its protagonist.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Rise Of The Triad: Ludicrous Edition Receives Cross-Platform Multiplayer Update
    on April 13, 2024 at 3:30 am

    And multiple Switch-specific improvements.There are now even more reasons to check out the retro first-person shooter Rise of the Triad with a new update adding cross-play support.It means you can now engage in multiplayer firefights with your friends on other systems including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. Here's Nightdive's summary of Version 1.1 and below this are the full patch notes (via Steam).Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Corn Kidz 64 Brings N64-Inspired 3D Platforming To Switch This Month
    on April 13, 2024 at 1:00 am

    Update: N64 wireless controller support confirmed.Update :Diplodocus Games has shared some exciting news on social media - revealing a pre-release patch for Corn Kidz 64 on the Switch will add support for Switch Online Nintendo 64 wireless controllers.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Crash Bandicoot 4 Sales Reportedly Surpass Five Million
    on April 13, 2024 at 12:05 am

    Crash is back!It seems the fourth major Crash Bandicoot game has experienced plenty of sales success since its initial 2020 release.According to Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time design director Toby Schadt (via LinkedIn), the "well-received sequel" has supposedly sold over five million copies since its original debut on PlayStation and Xbox.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Guide: Best Prince Of Persia Games Of All Time - Switch And Nintendo Systems
    on April 12, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Every Nintendo Prince of Persia game, ranked by you.2024 is turning out to be a pretty good year for Prince of Persia. We got the excellent Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown in January, and then rumours of a new game from none other than Dead Cells devs Evil Empire proved to be true when The Rogue Prince of Persia was officially announced. And because of both of these things, it got us reminiscing about other entries in the long-running series.Jordan Mechner's 1989 platformer built on the cinematic foundations of Karateka and started a franchise which has seen its share of ups (the Sands of Time reboot, the recent Lost Crown revival) and downs (the Sands of Time film, Prince of Persia 3D), but despite the occasional misfire or workaday entry, the series has endured for almost 35 yearsRead the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Free Game Trial (Europe)
    on April 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    Rising up.Are you curious about Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising? Do you have an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription? Well you're in luck because 505 Games' muddled metroidvania has been announced as Europe's next free game trial.The trial kicks off on the Switch eShop today (12th April) and you can play as much as you'd like for free until 18th April. As ever, this is only available for those with an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Ex-PlayStation Dev Gio Corsi Joins Nintendo of America
    on April 12, 2024 at 2:45 pm

    "Here we go!".Gio Corsi, who is perhaps best known in the industry for his six-year tenure at PlayStation, has announced that he has joined Nintendo of America's 'AAA Third-Party Portfolio Management' team.Announced via a post on X, Corsi said "This week I began my new gig filled with fun & adventure", while his profile has now been updated with a link to Nintendo of America's official website.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And Splatoon 3 World Championships Get Underway This Weekend
    on April 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Meet the competitors.Following the cancellation of Nintendo Live 2024 in Tokyo, the world championships for both Splatoon 3 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had to be rescheduled for a later date. Well, that date is now here as the events get underway today (or tomorrow, depending on your time zone).The championships themselves will be taking place in Japan, though everything will be streamed on the Nintendo of America YouTube channel so nobody has to miss out on any of the action.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Discord Reportedly Removing Servers And Creator Accounts For Switch Emulators
    on April 12, 2024 at 10:45 am

    Nintendo's shadow looms.Discord is reportedly removing servers for the Nintendo Switch emulators Suyu and Sudachi while also completely disabling the accounts for their respective developers.As covered by The Verge, the developers for the emulators had received communication from Discord about how they were supposedly sharing content that violates intellectual property. In a statement provided to The Verge, Discord said that there was a court ordered injunction for the takedown of such materials, suggesting that the action is directly linked to the previous legal issues surrounding the Switch emulator Yuzu.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Inti Creates' Cat Action Platformer 'Umbraclaw' Scores Free eShop Demo
    on April 12, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Out meow!Right before its official release on 30th May, Inti Creates has brought us a free demo for the upcoming cat action platformer, Umbraclaw.Now available on the Switch eShop, the Umbraclaw demo packs in a decent amount of content. You'll be able to access the game's tutorial, play through its opening two stages (including boss battles) and explore the hub world.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • QubicGames' Switch eShop Sale Takes Over 100 Games Down To Just $0.20 Each
    on April 12, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Sales also available in Europe / UK.Publisher QubicGames has announced that it is launching a 20th Anniversary Switch eShop sale in North America and Europe, slashing the prices of over 100 digital titles. It will be available from 12th April to 1st May 2024.The paramaters and prices are very much dependent on your region with this one, so let's take a look at North America first. According to QubicGames, all games included in the sale will be priced at a mere $0.20 each, but in order to qualify, you'll need to own a digital copy of Coloring Book.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Quake-Powered FPS Wrath: Aeon Of Ruin Locks In New Switch Release Date
    on April 12, 2024 at 4:30 am

    It's finally arriving later this month.Save the date! The Quake-powered first-person shooter Wrath: Aeon of Ruin has locked in a new release date for the Switch.After it was meant to arrive in Spring 2023, the new date for consoles has now been scheduled for later this month on 25th April. So it's finally happening! The same title exited early access on Steam in February of this year. Here's the official announcement from 3D Realms:Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Pokémon-Like 'Coromon' Scores A Physical Switch Release, Pre-Orders Open Next Week
    on April 12, 2024 at 3:30 am

    Another "Limited Run" entry.If you've been interested in the Pokémon-Like Coromon since its arrival on Switch but have been holding out for a physical release, Limited Run has now announced a hard copy of the game will go on sale very soon.Pre-orders for Coromon on Switch will open next week on 19th April and will be available until 19th May. A standard boxed copy of the game is priced at $34.99 (or your regional equivalent). The estimated shipping date is some time between 1st - 30th September 2024.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Switch Online's 'Missions & Rewards' Adds Princess Peach: Showtime! Icons
    on April 12, 2024 at 2:30 am

    Update: The final wave is now available.Update #3 :Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Nintendo Expands Switch Online's SNES Library With Three More Titles
    on April 12, 2024 at 1:30 am

    Including a few Japanese exclusives.Nintendo continues to bolster its Switch Online retro library and today it's added three more titles to the Super Nintendo collection.This line-up is a little bit different as includes a few Japan-only Super Famicom releases. This includes Wrecking Crew '98 - a sequel to the original NES title, and Sunsoft's 1994 Hebereke fighting spin-off Amazing Hebereke. Last but not least is IREM's Super R-Type, which originally debuted on the Super Nintendo in 1991.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Update 2 Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
    on April 12, 2024 at 12:30 am

    Featuring a new leopard skin outfit for Lara.After a great start in February, Aspyr has continued to improve the overall experience in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered with new updates. The latest one has now officially gone live.Update 2 includes improvements across all the games, individual updates for all three games, fixes, and much more. Aspyr has also showed the new leopard skin outfit for Lara Croft via social media. Here's a look:Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Uniqlo Range Officially Announced
    on April 11, 2024 at 6:30 pm

    Update: USA release confirmed.Update : Uniqlo has confirmed that the previously announced Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom range will be launching in stores and online in North America on 25th April.Taking to social media to confirm the release, Uniqlo said that the clothing items — which can be wishlisted now — will be arriving in-store and online "mid-morning" eastern time.Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Guide: Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Games
    on April 11, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Piecing it together.Update: We've given this list a bit of a tidy-up and added both Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! and Botany Manor. Enjoy!From the very beginning, Nintendo handhelds have been a powerhouse in the puzzle genre, championing games that might have been lost in the bombastic, graphics-obsessed arena of home consoles. Switch’s bridging of the portable/home console divide means it upholds that proud puzzling tradition and gives on-the-go gamers a chance to dive deeper than ever before into the ever-addictive world of puzzlers.Read the full article on nintendolife.com