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  • More Indie Developers Are Giving Away Free eShop Codes For Wii U & 3DS
    on April 1, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Update: WayForward joins in on the fun.Update :Mighty Switch Force developer WayForward has joined in on the free giveaway fun sharing codes for Mighty Switch Force 2 on Wii U and 3DS throughout the day.Read the full article on

  • Rumour: The Infamous Phillips CD-i Zelda Games Are Being Remastered For Switch
    on April 1, 2023 at 2:00 am

    Excuuuuuse me?We've received word from a source close to Nintendo that the Phillips CD-i Legend of Zelda games are coming to Switch later this year, and that Nintendo is reportedly saving the announcement for a Nintendo Direct this summer, with a planned shadow drop.Three Zelda titles were released on the platform in the '90s thanks to a deal between Nintendo and Phillips — Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (both in 1993), and Zelda's Adventure (in 1994). And all three are coming to Switch in 'Remastered' form as part of a Zelda blowout that Nintendo is planning in 2023 following the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in May.Read the full article on

  • Indie Developer Is Giving Away Free Download Codes For Its Last Wii U Game
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    Update 3: The final batch for Captain U.Update #3 : The final batch of codes is now available!Once again, thank you to TaraBates for keeping us in the loop with the developer's tweets.Read the full article on

  • Video: 3 Great Switch Games You Might Have Missed In March 2023
    on March 31, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Have you played these?We're back with our new monthly video recapping some hidden gems on the Switch eShop, and we've got three cracking games for you this time around.We say "we", but we actually mean Alex, Zion, and Felix over on our YouTube. Admittedly, Nintendo's had a bit of a quiet month on its home console, with only Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon being the big headliner. But the eShop indies have been scrambling over each other. If you've been reading our reviews, you know it's been anything but a quiet month.Read the full article on

  • Poll: What's The Best Indiana Jones Game? Rate Your Favourites For Our Upcoming Ranking
    on March 31, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    It's not the years, it's the mileage.It's 2023 and there's a brand-new Indiana Jones film coming out in a matter of months. It shouldn't come as a surprise, really. Is there a cinematic or televisual icon that hasn't returned in a surprise sequel, multiverse cameo, or limited streaming series in the last few years?Not all of them have a John William's theme, though, and for those of us old enough to remember wearing out our VHS copies of Indy's first three adventures, hearing the soft brass that segues into the swashbuckling theme will have us welling up and hitting eBay to check the going rate for a bullwhip come 30th June. Let's just hope this one doesn't start with a CG gopher, hmm?Read the full article on

  • Random: Bridgerton, Dungeons & Dragons Star Regé-Jean Page Is A Fan Of Chrono Trigger
    on March 31, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    Breath of Fire, too!It's a pretty great time for movies about video and tabletop games right now. The Tetris movie just dropped on Apple TV+, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out next week, and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is out in cinemas today. And it turns out one of the movie's stars, Regé-Jean Page, is a pretty big fan of RPGs — specifically from the SNES era.@BreathofFire_, a fan account for Capcom's underrated RPG series which debuted back on the SNES, shared a clip from an interview with JoBlo Celebrity Interviews on YouTube. In the clip, Page is asked whether he's a fan of tabletop gaming. And the answer reveals that, while he isn't, the actor grew up playing some RPG classicsRead the full article on

  • PSA: Splatoon 3's Monster Mashup Splatfest Begins This Weekend
    on March 31, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Update: Time to get monstrous.Update : Here's your reminder that Splatoon 3's next Splatfest is very close — it all kicks off this weekend, in fact!'Which of these is real?' is the question, with Nessie, Aliens, and Bigfoot being the answer. Look, we'd love Nessie to be real, but like we said a few weeks ago, it's all about the Aliens. You can tell us what your choice is in our poll at the very bottom of the article.Read the full article on

  • The Outbound Ghost Dev Countersues Publisher Digerati In Ongoing Legal Dispute
    on March 31, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    Full counterclaim now publicly available.Conradical Games, the developer behind last year's Paper Mario-like The Outbound Ghost has countersued the game's publisher, Digerati, in an ongoing legal dispute regarding the game's launch.The 2.5D RPG was released in December 2022 to lukewarm reviews. Following a series of accusations made by the developer against the publisher, Conradical Games issued a copyright strike on its own title in February 2023, with Digerati refuting all Conradical's statements.Read the full article on

  • Guide: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For April And May 2023
    on March 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Zelda! Advance Wars! Minecraft!Another month down means we're another month closer to finally getting our hands on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Squee! That, and plenty of other exciting titles, are headed our way over the next couple of months.Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail in the coming weeks, including some highlights picked by us as well as lots of other games and accessories that are launching soon. Have a browse and see if anything takes your fancy!Read the full article on

  • Review: GrimGrimoire OnceMore - Magical Quality Of Life Additions Refine Repetitive RTS
    on March 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Time is an unending circle.Learning magic is full of danger. One day you’re just getting your head around the basics of summoning different creatures and the next you’re stuck in an inexplicable time loop to prevent a trapped Archmage from reclaiming an artifact of unimaginable power. At least, that’s the way things go in GrimGrimoire OnceMore as Lillet Blan tries to survive her studies at the Silver Star Tower.A remaster of 2007’s GrimGrimoire by Vanillaware, this game does a lot right in its attempt to capture the action of a Real Time Strategy title. Things begin as Lillet Blan arrives at the Tower to study magic. The “new student at the academy” setup is familiar enough that players will feel at home in the first few minutes of the game. Lillet is sent to various professors, each specialising in a type of magic that she must learn. These lessons take the form of RTS battles that make up the gameplay in GrimGrimoire OnceMore.Read the full article on

  • Kirby Is Officially A BAFTA Winner, Takes Home Best Family Game
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:45 am

    Kirby and the Forgotten Land was Nintendo's only win.Nintendo and the 'Best Family Game' award are bedfellows at this point. And last night's BAFTA Game Awards continued this trend by awarding Kirby and the Forgotten Land with the trophy. But hey, Kirby is a BAFTA winner now, and that's pretty cool! (Thanks's 3D adventure had to take on some tough competition to take the award — Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope were also in contention for Nintendo, with Disney Dreamlight Valley, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge also battling it out. But you can't take down the power of Kirby, it seems.Read the full article on

  • Poll: Is This The Very End Of The Road For E3?
    on March 31, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Pour one out. Again.Yesterday the news came that E3 2023 is officially cancelled.The writing had been on the wall for a couple of months. Despite the ESA and ReedPop's stated intentions to "reunite the industry" with a new vision of the hallowed yet ailing industry event, hopes of a "return to form" were arguably dashed the moment the big three — Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo — confirmed that they wouldn't be attending the revamped expo this year. Read the full article on

  • New Mario Movie TV Spot Is Packed Full Of Nintendo Easter Eggs
    on March 31, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Listen for a familiar ringtone.We are just a few days away from the release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie on 5th April and with every trailer, TV spot and interview, it is increasingly feeling like we will have seen the entire movie before its premiere. That being said, the latest TV spot got our Nintendo senses tingling with the sheer number of Easter Eggs and references thrown in there (thanks, Nintendúo).Shared to YouTube by Nintendúo World, the trailer is packed full of footage that we haven't seen before, so only read on if you don't mind finding out more of what the film has to offer.Read the full article on

  • Action RPG 'Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai' Gets Worldwide Launch This Fall
    on March 31, 2023 at 9:30 am

    How strashing.Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, the video game based on the popular Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai manga from the '80s and '90s, has been confirmed for a worldwide release this Fall, Square Enix has announced (thanks, Gematsu!).The action RPG was confirmed to be coming to Switch last September, but now we know roughly when to expect Dai — the hero of this new game — to make his appearance. Gematsu also shared a brief clip from the game (above), which showcases the main character's poses.Read the full article on

  • Poochy Confirmed As New Racer In Mario Kart Tour
    on March 31, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Update: Making his racing debut.Update : Poochy has been officially confirmed as a brand new racer in Mario Kart Tour.In a new trailer promoting the Yoshi Tour, we got to see Yoshi's faithful pop companion in action on the new Yoshi's Island course and Yoshi Desert from the GBA game Mario Kart: Super Circuit.Read the full article on

  • Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Bug Supposedly Corrupting Save Files
    on March 31, 2023 at 7:35 am

    Update: Saves are reportedly being restored.Update #2 webmaster Joe Merrick has provided another update about this issue via social media:Read the full article on

  • Splatoon 3 Version 3.1.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
    on March 31, 2023 at 2:35 am

    Stay fresh with this new update.Update : Here's your reminder that Version 3.1.0 is now live for Splatoon 3. On a related note, Nintendo has released a new batch of custom Splatoon icons for Switch Online members:Original story :Read the full article on

  • Sega Explains Why Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Costs $80
    on March 31, 2023 at 1:30 am

    "That is a lot of content and gameplay".At Nintendo's February Direct Showcase, Sega and Atlus announced they would be bringing the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection to the Switch eShop on 1st June for $80 USD.The game's price point has raised some discussion online and in a recent interview with IGN, Sega of America justified the cost with the amount of content and gameplay players will get out of the three-in-one package. Here's the full exchange:Read the full article on

  • Pokémon GO Trainers Aren't Happy About Next Month's 'Remote Raids' Update
    on March 31, 2023 at 1:05 am

    "A new world record for worst decision in gaming".As you've likely heard by now, Niantic will be making some adjustments to Pokémon GO Remote Raid Passes in an update next month - increasing the prices and also limiting the amount of these raids players can participate in per day.Admittedly, this decision hasn't gone down well with the game's community. On social media and various websites, many trainers appear to be frustrated by this news - with some labelling it the "worst decision" possible and accusing Niantic of restricting the experience.Read the full article on

  • Pokémon GO Increasing Remote Raid Pass Prices & Limiting Daily Participation
    on March 31, 2023 at 12:05 am

    Remote Raid Passes were "never intended" to dominate the experience.Niantic's hugely successful mobile title Pokémon GO has announced there are some changes coming to the game's Remote Raid Passes early next month.On 6th April 2023, trainers can expect price increases to Remote Raid Passes, new limits to the number of times you can participate in a Remote Raid per day (a maximum of five times per day), and various other Remote Raid adjustments. Niantic explained how it "never intended" Remote Raid Passes to dominate the experience:Read the full article on

  • It's Official, E3 2023 Has Been Cancelled
    on March 30, 2023 at 9:09 pm

    A number of publishers planned to skip the event.E3 2023 will not be going ahead, the ESA has informed its members. This comes from IGN, who has confirmed the news with two separate sourcesIGN was told that members were informed about the event's cancellation by email, which was sent out earlier today. In the email, the ESA stated that this year's show "simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry."Read the full article on

  • Guide: Every Dragon Quest Game Ranked
    on March 30, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    All the mainline Dragon Quests ranked by you.Update: We're republishing this piece to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dragon Quest X's Wii U release in Japan! And while we're at it... Square Enix, where's that offline version in English for Switch?On 27th May 2021, Yuji Horii's seminal RPG Dragon Quest turned 35. Initially released in the West with the name Dragon Warrior, the Chunsoft-developed first entry in this genre-defining series debuted on Famicom in Japan before migrating to the North American NES three years later, and over the past three-and-a-half decades we've enjoyed another ten mainline games, plus a whole host of spin-offs and side adventures.Read the full article on

  • Fantasy Photography Game 'Alekon' Is Pokémon Snap But With More Freedom
    on March 30, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    The Fablemons.Alekon's cute, cuddly, and colourful creatures are striking a pose and ready for you and your camera to take to the rails. And publisher Forever Entertainment when the game launches on Switch on 6th April for $15.99 / £14.39 / €15.99.Releasing to positive reviews on Steam back in 2021, Alekon wears its Pokémon Snap influences on its sleeve with whimsical creatures for you to snap and an on-rails path to follow. However, The Alekon Company has gone one step further. This is more than just an on-rails photography adventure — you can now make friends with the animals.Read the full article on

  • Feature: Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Trailer - Every New Detail Revealed
    on March 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Updated with even more details!We've updated the following list with even more details that we have noticed since the gameplay trailer dropped — and you can see them all in the video above courtesy of the lovely Alex-from-Nintendo-Life. For the big announcements and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it hints, this list has it all (or at least, all that we could see)...After literal years of waiting, we have finally had a look at some extended gameplay for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, introduced by legendary series producer Eiji Aonuma no less.Read the full article on

  • At Last, We're Getting A New 'Nobunaga's Ambition' In The West On Switch
    on March 30, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    As a digital-only release.As part of the 40th anniversary of the popular tactical turn-based strategy series Nobunaga's Ambition, Koei Tecmo America has announced that we're finally getting a new console game in the west.Nobunaga's Ambition: Awakening launches on the Switch eShop on 20th July. Previously referred to as Nobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth, the game launched in Japan on the Switch in July 2022, and we weren't sure we'd ever see this entry — which is the 16th title in the series — hit our shores. But we were wrong, and we're ready to gather up our armies and celebrate.Read the full article on