Nintendo News

  • Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 26th)
    on November 26, 2022 at 10:00 am

    The reign of Pokémon continues.After last week's release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you might have thought that it would have been a slightly quieter one for Nintendo Life this time around - well think again!To say that it has been a week of Pokémon would be an understatement. We have discussed the games' best new 'mon designs, noted 30 things that you might have missed, gave our thoughts on how the games' open world might be improved and published guides on just about everything that you could possibly want to know - all aboard the Pikachoochoo train!Read the full article on

  • NieR: Automata Sales Soar To Seven Million Following Switch Release
    on November 26, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Square Enix provides a sales update.One of the many third-party highlights on the Switch this year was Platinum's action role-playing game NieR: Automata.Following this title's release in October, Square Enix has provided an update for the lifetime sales of NieR - revealing the combined amount of sales total of seven million units (this includes digital sales and physical shipments).Read the full article on

  • Frustrated Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Players Are Reportedly Getting Refunds
    on November 26, 2022 at 6:25 am

    Some trainers are fed up with performance issues.The ninth-generation games Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been out for a week now. They take the series in a bold new direction with open-world design but also suffer from serious performance issues and glitches.It seems for some trainers, all of this (including Game Freak's silence) has become too much, with many now requesting refunds. According to a story on VGC, players are having "mixed results" requesting Switch eShop refunds, but there are seemingly some success stories.Read the full article on

  • New Avatar Legends DLC Coming To Minecraft This December
    on November 26, 2022 at 2:45 am

    "Can you master the four elements?".If you're still enjoying Minecraft on a regular basis and happen to also be a fan of the Nickelodeon series Avatar, you might be interested in this upcoming cross-promotion.Mojang has announced it will be bringing Avatar Legends DLC to the Minecraft Marketplace on December 6th. As you can see in the promotional artwork below, there'll be some familiar skins up for grabs.Read the full article on

  • Random: Player Discovers Easy Way To Get 1000 Steps In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
    on November 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Evolving Pawmo and Rellor doesn't have to suck.One of the new features in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is that there are certain Pokémon who will only level up once you've walked 1,000 steps with them. That doesn't sound too bad, does it? Unfortunately, it's worse than it seems, because it requires having that Pokémon out of its ball, and walking around with it... and our Pokémon have a tendency to either stop moving completely, or jumping back into their ball whenever they feel like it. It's a nightmare.But smart Pokémon players are here to save the day, because it turns out that all you need to do is just hop on top of a Pokémon Center's roof, and your Pokémon will run around like headless Torchics trying to catch up to you.Read the full article on

  • Random: No, Famicom Disk System Games Can't Be Used For Public Transport Payment
    on November 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Saving up those rupees.Hopping on and off public transport can be a boring task at the best of times and an all-out nightmare at the worst. But what if instead of having to pay for the bus with our normal people hard-earned money, we could instead use all that which we had collected in video games, let's say rupees?Let's get this out of the way early, this is not actually possible. Though it is a nice thought.Read the full article on

  • Random: Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Players Swap Battling For Bacon Stacking
    on November 25, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Now that's a whopper.One of the very best new features introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is undoubtedly the sandwich making mini-game. Accessed when you set up picnics in the region of Paldea, the game allows you to stack up your very own sandwich using a bevy of incredients including cheese, tofu, onion, bacon, and more. Creating sandwiches will offer up various buffs depending on which ingredients you choose, and as you progress through the game, more and more different ingredients will be made available to you.What's even more impressive, however, is that fact that building up your sandwich is actually really good fun! If nothing else, it's a great little distraction from the multitude of bugs that have plagued the main game since its release. Some players have even taken things one step further by creating their own little game in which you stack a whole bunch of bacon into a "tower" before it all collaspes.Read the full article on

  • Feature: 25 Things We'd Love To See In The Next Disney Dreamlight Valley Update
    on November 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    (that aren't just new characters and bugfixes).We've finally been given a date for the next Disney Dreamlight Valley update, and it's pretty soon — December 6th!The game, which is still in early access, has a long way to go before it can be a full release, with all the content required to make it feel busy and lively, plus the promised free-to-play mechanics (whether you want them or not). And, of course, the developers at Gameloft are steadily fixing a lot of bugs, glitches, and other issues that players have been reporting over the past couple of months of early access.Read the full article on

  • Destination Confirmed! New Street Fighter Costumes Are Heading To Fall Guys
    on November 25, 2022 at 3:15 pm

    Ryu-n for the finish line.Fall Guys wouldn't really be a property of Epic Games unless every IP under the sun was gradually brought to it the form of cosmetic items. On top of Sonic, Star Trek, Alien and the recently-released Doctor Who collections, the studio has now announced that Street Fighter will be the next franchise to get the wobbly treatment.Shared in a blog post over on the game's official site, the team announced that a collection of Street Fighter-themed products would be landing in the Blunderdome store tomorrow. Yep, you will be able to see what it's like to take on a wild obstacle course as Ryu, Cammy or Akuma - finally!Read the full article on

  • Random: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Holiday Special Features A Festive Game Boy Cameo
    on November 25, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Rocket around the Christmas tree.The ever expanding multiverse that is the MCU has been no stranger to a Nintendo reference in the past. There was the Wii and GameCube nod in WandaVision, Kamala and her pals playing Smash Bros. in Ms. Marvel and even a little bit of Switch in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. But the latest addition to the franchise - Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special - takes it to a whole new level, showing the joy that some retro Nintendo goodness can bring at Christmas time (thanks, Time Extension).We won't go too deep into the details here for fear of alerting the TVA to our timeline on charges of spoilers, but we will need to do some description of what happens in the scene. So if you really don't want to see anything about the Guardians' latest adventure, maybe skip the following until you have watched it.Read the full article on

  • Pokémon Scarlet And Violet's Sprigatito Makes Its Debut In The Anime
    on November 25, 2022 at 12:15 pm

    Looks like we're heading to Paldea.Sprigatito, one of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's starter Pokémon, has made its debut in the long-running animated show.The appearance comes as part of a segment focusing on Team Rocket, who appear to be roaming about the new region of Paldea. They come across the Sprigatito in some woods before startling it with their usual loud shenanigans. Typical...Read the full article on

  • There's Trouble In Paradise As 'Peach Vs Bowser' Returns To Mario Kart Tour
    on November 25, 2022 at 11:15 am

    DS Peach Gardens enters the fray.Mario Kart Tour has announced its latest big update and it will be a familiar one to players who have stuck with the game over the past few years. Yes, Peach and Bowser are once againt butting heads in the 'Peach Vs. Bowser Tour'. The new event will introduce the DS classic Peach Gardens course to the rotation and asks players to join either Team Peach or Team Bowser.The new tour will launch on 29/11/2022 at 10pm PT / 30/11/2022 at 7am CET. Here's your look at each team's members:Read the full article on

  • Switch Online's 'Missions & Rewards' Adds Even More Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Icons
    on November 25, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Wave two out now.After releasing an initial set of Nintendo Switch Online icons to mark the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet last week, Nintendo has now moved onto wave two, adding a whole new range of display images from Paldea (thanks, time around, the collection contains Armarogue, Ceruledge, an adorable Pawmi and Smoliv as well as a selection of gym leaders. Check out the full range below.Read the full article on

  • Sifu Fall Title Update To Add Replay Editor, New Skins And More
    on November 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Coming December 2022.While perhaps not quite as polished as it appeared on other platforms, Sifu's Switch debut really knew how to deal out the hits when it arrived on the console earlier this month. Fortunately, Sloclap isn't pulling any punches with keeping the game up to scratch as it has announced that the Fall Title Update will be coming in December.Based on the team's announcement tweet (which doesn't specify any consoles at the moment, so we are assuming the Switch's inclusion), it seems that the biggest add-on coming to the game will be the addition of the replay editor. Sifu's combat is smooth - real smooth - and this new tool looks to help us with making those clips extra cinematic. Like Park Chan-wook himself on the set of Oldboy, you will be able to follow the hero along corridors with your camera, focusing on certain hits and pulling back on others - cinema!Read the full article on

  • Black Friday 2022: Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Consoles, Games, eShop Credit And More
    on November 25, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Plus microSD cards, toys and accessories.It's that time of year again, folks – yes, Black Friday is finally here. Taking place on Friday 25th November in 2022, the event will see fantastic deals running all across the weekend and into Cyber Monday on the 28th.Read the full article on

  • Deals: Save On Switch Games And eShop Credit In Nintendo Life's Black Friday Sale
    on November 25, 2022 at 8:30 am

    Including 10% off Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!November usually means two things: the weather's turning absolutely miserable (blergh), and Black Friday sales are upon us (yay!). We've decided to get in on the action this year – for the latter, obviously – by hosting our very own Nintendo Life Black Friday bonanza.Regular readers will be aware that, in partnership with Famehype, we now have our own store which stocks eShop credit and digital games for you to purchase at your leisure. For Black Friday this year, we're knocking 10% off absolutely everything on the store, including eShop credit, Switch Online subscriptions, and even the hottest new games like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.Read the full article on

  • TT Isle Of Man - Ride On The Edge 3 Races Onto Nintendo Switch Next May
    on November 25, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Back on the bike.Publisher Nacon and developer RaceWard Studio have announced TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other modern platforms in May 2023.This latest entry based on the famous bike race is once again built by a team of "veterans" who apparently have many motorcycle games to their name. The third outing will feature official and authentic content from the 2022 event including teams, bikes and courses.Read the full article on

  • CD Projekt Red Showcases Witcher 3 Free Netflix DLC Update, Out December 14th
    on November 25, 2022 at 4:30 am

    A free quest and Netflix Nilfgaardian armour.In case you missed it, CD Projekt Red's award-winning video game The Witcher 3 is receiving a "next-gen" update on December 14th.As part of this, there'll also be some Witcher Netflix DLC added to the game - even on the Nintendo Switch. In a new live stream, CDPR has now briefly outlined what players can expect. Instead of just handing over the new themed gear and items to players, there'll actually be a 'DLC' quest for all of this.Read the full article on

  • The First Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Begun
    on November 25, 2022 at 2:55 am

    Add an Eevee to your Pokémon party.It's been a week since the arrival of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on the Nintendo Switch. In that time, the ninth generation has broken all sorts of sales records. Now, to celebrate the launch of the ninth generation, the first limited-time Tera Raid battle has begun.Read the full article on

  • Pokémon TCG Live Reduces Number Of Cards You Get From Booster Pack Codes
    on November 25, 2022 at 1:55 am

    From 10 to 5.The recently launched Pokémon Trading Card Live "limited beta" on computer and mobile devices has made a minor but significant change to digital card codes players receive in physical packs.Instead of 10 digital cards per code, this number has now been halved. When you now input or scan a code into the game, you'll receive just five digital cards. Kotaku reached out to The Pokémon Company about this, to find out why this adjustment was made.Read the full article on

  • Arcade Archives Nintendo Collection Goes On Sale For The First Time Ever, 30% Off
    on November 25, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Grab a bargain.We've extensively covered the Switch's Arcade Archives series over the years, and November 24th marks the 300th week (5 years and 9 months, to be precise) of Hamster Corporation rolling out these updated retro releases.Read the full article on

  • Video: Nintendo Land Will Likely Never Come To Switch, But That's Okay
    on November 24, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Catching up on the Wii U launch title.The Wii U had a pretty dull launch line-up, all told. There, we said it. Between the likes of New Super Mario Bros. U, ZombiU, and Mass Effect 3, there was a general consensus that while all of these games are undoubtedly good, they didn't exactly set the world on fire and justify the Wii U as a "must-have" console.<related ids="141145">Read the full article on

  • Random: Move Over Apple, You Can Run Mac OS On The Wii
    on November 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Old meets older.The Wii is now 16 years old. That might be enough to set you off on a certain existential crisis, true, but we can all take comfort in the fact that people are still discovering new things that the console is capable of. Take Pierre Dandumont for example, who has finally managed to answer the age-old question - could you get a Wii to run Mac OS? The answer is yes. Just about (thanks, Gizmodo).Shared in a video on his YouTube channel, the tech wiz demonstrates not only that the Wii is capable of getting the Apple operating system up and running, but it can even open up some applications! Internet Explorer 5? No problems (bar the absence of an internet connection). iTunes? Light work (so long as you don't want to hear any music). A quick game of Doom? Easy peasy - actually running at one frame per minute, we can't say this is either 'quick' or a 'game', but the project is impressive nonetheless.Read the full article on

  • Site News: Got A Moment? Would You Kindly Fill Out Our Reader Survey?
    on November 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    You'll be doing us a solid.It's been a little while, but as we roll into the final weeks of 2022, it's time once again for us to ask if you would take a few moments and do us a big favour by answering a few survey questions, as compiled by our partners over at ReedPop.This year, they've really upped their game from the Survey Monkey days, too, with an embedded questionnaire that's easier than ever to complete. Just scroll down a bit... You see, that's it right there!Read the full article on

  • Random: Star Fox And Majora's Mask Art Director, Takaya Imamura, Has Released A Manga
    on November 24, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    No Tingle this time around.Though he retired from Nintendo in 2021, Takaya Imamura has been behind some of the company's most iconic characters. Working on titles including F-Zero, Star Fox, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and many more, you could say that he is something of a wiz with the pen (understatement of the year), and now Imamura has turned his talents to manga (thanks, Manga-News).A slight departure from the world of video games, Imamura's debut manga, Omega 6, is now available to buy from publishers Omaké Books for €7.90 (around £8).Read the full article on