Players can hit the pitch early in the new Mario Strikers Battle League First Kick FREE demo

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Mario Strikers Battle League

Set for release next month, Nintendo has announced a sort of free trial sessions for players to hit the pitch ahead of time in Mario Strikers Battle League. Centered around a powered-up version of soccer Nintendo has dubbed Strike, Mario Strikers Battle League is the next big sports launch for the Mushroom Kingdom featuring just about all of your favorite Marioverse characters (Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Donkey Kong, Rosalina, Wario, Toad, and more), Nintendo Switch Online members can actually run through the tutorial starting today ahead of the Just 3, 2022 free demo kick-off event. Head below for more details on how to play Mario Strikers Battle League early. 

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Venture beyond Dream Land as Kirby 64 now scheduled to hit Switch Online next week

Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed to announced Kirby 64 for Switch Online. After Kirby’s latest adventure to the Forgotten Land received solid reviews while delivering the titular character’s first true jump into three dimensions, Nintendo will be dishing up a chance for its Expansion tier subscribers to revisit the N64-era Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards via its online service later this month. Head below for more details and a closer look at the brand new launch trailer as well.

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Quick! Grab the Nintendo wireless N64 controller while it’s still in stock at $50

In-stock $50

Along with the announcement of Nintendo 64 games coming to Switch Online, Nintendo unveiled the updated N64 wireless controller that has been very hard to purchase ever since. And now’s your chance to score one directly from Nintendo at $49.99 with $5 shipping. But you better act fast as the listing has already gone in and out of stock. Be sure to login in to your Nintendo account, add it to your cart, and checkout as soon as possible while you still have a chance at one. More details in our launch coverage and down below. 

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New Mario Strikers Battle League gameplay just hit the pitch, 8-players on one Switch, more

Mario Strikers Battle League

Now that Switch Sports is out in the wild, it’s time to turn our attention to the new Mario Strikers Battle League ahead of its launch next month. The next big sports outing for the Mushroom Kingdom has Mario and friends taking the pitch in Nintendo’s latest themed soccer title. Centered around what sounds like a version of European football Nintendo has invented known as Strike, it is described as a “soccer-like sport with no rules” where players do whatever it takes to win. Nintendo has just launched a new overview trailer with nearly five minutes of gameplay footage and details. Head below for a closer look. 

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Nintendo officially unveils Splatoon 3 release date alongside today’s new gameplay trailer

Update: On the heels of today’s Splatoon 3 release date reveal, Nintendo has now taken to its official Twitter account to announce that all Nintendo Switch Expansion packs members can play the Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost.

Back during February’s massive Direct presentation, Nintendo had the Splatoon 3 release date earmarked for summer 2022, but we now know the next entry in the squid shooter series is slated for September 2022 as per the tweet Nintendo just let loose on its official Twitter account. After surprisingly pushing the release date for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ahead some three months, it would appear that Zelda Breath of the Wild 2’s delay into 2023 is shuffling the rest of the Switch lineup around a little bit. Nonetheless, we now know exactly when Splatoon 3 will hit store shelves. Head below for more details and a look at today’s new Turf War gameplay footage. 

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Next big Nintendo Switch RPG: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 now coming in July + new trailer

In a strange turn of events for the video game industry these days, the next big Nintendo Switch RPG is getting its release moved up. After the announcement trailer hit back during the massive February Direct presentation, Nintendo announced the next adventure in the Monolithsoft-developed Xenoblade saga would be arriving in September 2022.  But according to an official tweet from the Nintendo Twitter account today, the game will now be arriving this summer with a special edition package coming via the Nintendo Store. Head below for more details and a look at today’s new launch trailer. 

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New leaks suggest Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy titles might still be on the way

Back in September of last year rumors surfaced that Nintendo was readying some of its classic handheld games to appear on its current-generation console, and now new leaks seem to suggest a potential Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy service is still in the works. Last fall it looked as though Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles were headed to Nintendo’s Online service, but soon after that it announced the new Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis Expansion tier instead. And now, it appears the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance titles you were waiting for might still be on the way. More details are below. 

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Nintendo’s Game & Watch Zelda handheld console is back down to $42.50

Update: This rare price drop is now live once again.

Amazon is now offering a rare price drop on the Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda Edition at $42.50 shipped. Regularly $50, this is the lowest price we have ever tracked on Amazon, a few bucks under our holiday mention, and the best we can find. It is still ships at the full $50 MSRP via Best Buy. Debuting last year as part of Nintendo’s E3 showcase, this is a collectible and playable handheld console based on the classic Game & Watch devices. Made in celebration of 35 years of the Legend of Zelda series, it comes with three titles from the classic era of the franchise including The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The adventure of Link, and the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening alongside “a version of the Game & Watch classic, Vermin, starring Link, and a playable clock and timer.” More details in our feature piece and down below. 

Nintendo brings Earthworm Jim 2, Dig Dug II, more to NES and SNES Switch Online library

After seeing a rare price drop on new condition OLED model Switch consoles this morning, Nintendo has now unveiled some NES and new SNES Switch Online games. Nintendo has been focused on adding value to its newer N64 and SEGA libraries as of late – we saw F-Zero X and some new Genesis titles this month after Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask launched in February – but it is now ready to bring some new classics to the entry level tier for the rest of us. Head below for a closer look and more details. 

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Zelda Breath of the Wild sequel release window confirmed (again), but you’re not going to like it

The Nintendo Switch game lineup was primed to have one of its most exciting years to date, but it looks like the Zelda Breath of the Wild sequel release date is going to slip. Having already dropped Pokémon Legends: Arceus and with the Gen 9 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet titles on the way, among others, 2022 was set to be massive year for Nintendo’s biggest franchises. And while it will still be quite a notable lineup, arguably the most anticipated title of all has now been confirmed for a 2023 release. Head below for more details. 

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Happy Kirby and the Forgotten Land launch day! In-stock amiibo + support details, deals, more

Happy Kirby and the Forgotten Land launch day folks! It has been a long time coming for Kirby to truly get the 3D AAA treatment on Nintendo hardware, but the wait is finally over. Forgotten Land does all that and more with positive reviews on the pink hero’s latest adventure hitting all over the net. You can still score a copy of the game on sale via Amazon, not to mention the FREE demo if you’re still on the fence. Or you can go full price with some extra goodies at Walmart and GameStop. We are also seeing some of the regularly hard-to-get Kirby amiibo collectibles (that also work in Forgotten Land) in stock and have rounded up some of the best and most adorable collectibles to celebrate Kirby’s latest. Head below for a closer look and a mouthful of adorable Kirby trinkets. 

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How to create folders on Switch with the new ‘Groups’ feature in latest update from Nintendo

If you’ve ever wondered how to create folders on Switch, Nintendo has now finally made it possible. The latest Nintendo Switch system update has arrived with few nice quality-of-life features including the ability to finally organize your games and apps properly. Some five years after the release of the original hybrid console and six months after delivering proper Bluetooth support, Nintendo has now issued the latest Switch update that brings a groups organization feature to the UI alongside enhancements of the newfound wireless audio system. Head below the fold for a closer look at the update and how to create folders on Switch with the new “Groups” feature.

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New Mario Kart 8 courses go live today: FREE with a Switch Online sub + more details

Update 3/18: Wave 1 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is now live starting today! All of the details you need on how to access them can be found below and on this Nintendo landing page

Nintendo made some major announcements during yesterday’s Direct showcase, not the least of which were the 48 new Mario Kart courses coming to the latest iteration of its beloved kart racer. New FREE Metroid DLC, Earthbound coming to Switch Online, the new Mario Strikers Battle League, and the upcoming Switch Sports were all exciting to say the least, but Nintendo also announced a sizable new injection of content with the new Mario Kart courses that will run right through until the end of 2023. So it’s time to dive into the details, what this might mean for the rumored Mario Kart 9, and how to get the new Mario Kart courses to upgrade your existing Switch kart racing experience. Head below for a closer look.

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Nintendo just added these three new SEGA Genesis games to Switch Online, playable now

Well it might not be the original Sonic or Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, but Nintendo has just brought some new Genesis games to its Switch Online Expansion Pack. Last night Nintendo announced the three latest titles for the subscribers of its top-tier online suite, and while they certainly aren’t prime time games, there’s some great new stuff here. Nintendo continues to bring new titles to the Expansion Pack to sweeten the value proposition with the latest coming in the form of Alien Soldier, Super Fantasy Zone, and Light Crusader. Head below for more details and the launch trailer. 

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F-Zero X with online multiplayer now available for Switch Online N64 subscribers

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F-Zero for Switch Online is now available to subscribers. Nintendo announced the latest addition to its N64 Switch Online Expansion Pass earlier this week and gamers should see F-Zero available in their N64 library now. The classic futuristic racer comes by way of the pricier N64 tier some folks weren’t particularly happy about, but Nintendo has been regularly adding new titles like Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask and Banjo-Kazooie to help sweeten the value proposition. More details below on F-Zero for Switch Online. 

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Get a mouthful of the new Kirby game for FREE alongside today’s new gameplay trailer

A FREE Kirby and the Forgotten Land demo has arrived. While we await more of the 30th anniversary content from Nintendo and the official March 25, 2022 release date of Kirby’s next adventure, Nintendo Switch owners can now jump in to Kirby and the Forgotten Land for FREE as part of a just-released demo. The game is already up for pre-order in its complete form with a notable $5 price drop on Amazon, but this is great chance to get hands-on to see what all of the new copy and transform abilities have in-store. Head below for more details and look at today’s brand new overview trailer from Nintendo.  

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NVIDIA data breach could point at potential Nintendo Switch 2 console in development

A collection of private data from NVIDIA has hit the internet as part of a recent cyberattack suggesting Nintendo Switch 2 might already be in development in some way, shape or form. That Nintendo Switch Pro rumor that surfaced several times last year and even before that never quite came true, yet. The new OLED model of Nintendo’s hybrid console that was unveiled last summer before hitting store shelves in October brought with it an impressive new display alongside some other light enhancements over the base model, but it wasn’t quite the Pro model or Nintendo Switch 2 some gamers were hoping for. And while we don’t have direct confirmation at this time that a new machine is even in the works just yet, a recent NVIDIA data leak might suggest it is. Head below for more details. 

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FREE Nintendo 3DS games and deals + eShop exclusives to secure before they are gone forever

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We have spotted some Nintendo 3DS game deals alongside some eShop exclusives and freebies you might want to consider grabbing now. Nintendo will sadly be closing the 3DS eShop come March of next year, alongside disabling the ability to add funds to these accounts starting in May of 2022 (more details on that right here.) Not only does that leave a wealth of titles out in the cold only to be found in rare physical form across the interwebs and retail bargain bins, but that also means your 3DS library will soon be frozen in time, so to speak, with no way of adding new digital titles from Nintendo’s eShop. While there are third-party sellers that will carry the bigger name titles for what will likely go beyond the March 2023 cut off date, that could mean some of the standout eShop exclusives might be lost forever. So let’s take a look at some of the 3DS titles that are currently on sale via the eShop as well as some freebies and standout exclusives you might want to scoop up now. 

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Nintendo officially set to shut down Wii U and 3DS eShop libraries, view your play stats here

It’s time to start thinking about shoring up your Wii U and 3DS game libraries. Nintendo’s beloved 3DS consoles still remain in the hearts and hands of gamers everywhere, despite the Switch taking over portable supremacy in the Mushroom Kingdom. But Nintendo has now announced the inevitable closure of its eShop Wii U and 3DS digital game stores and while it might not be until next year, it will all be gone before you know it. Head below for more details. 

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land for Nintendo Switch sees very first pre-order price drop

Reg. $60 $55

We are now tracking the first notable discount on physical copies of the new Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Everyone’s favorite transforming pink puff is set to make triumphant return in true AAA fashion on Nintendo Switch come March 25, 2022, and you can now lock-in a pre-order at Amazon for $54.99 shipped. Regularly $60, this is the lowest total we have tracked on upcoming 3D platforming adventure after seeing it on full display in the latest Nintendo Direct presentation. It also ships with Amazon’s pre-order price guarantee which ensures “you’ll receive the lowest price” it drops to between now and release anyway. More details below. 

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Score the official EarthBound Player’s Guide for FREE via Nintendo before you start your journey

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You can now download the official EarthBound Player’s Guide from Nintendo. While there’s still no Mother 3 to speak of, Nintendo did bring the beloved EarthBound and EarthBound Beginnings to its Switch SNES and NES Online libraries for subscribers. This was easily one of the most exciting bits from a Nintendo Direct filled with notable announcements – new Mario Kart 8 courses, Switch Sports, and more – and it has now made the legendary EarthBound Player’s Guide available to all. More details below. 

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Call of Duty on Switch? Microsoft president Brad Smith seems to think it could happen

The past few weeks have been pretty busy in Call of Duty news. We got word that Infinity Ward would be making the next game in the series, and that Microsoft plans to keep the game on PlayStation after the existing agreement expires. But, something we haven’t taken a look at yet is Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, who gave an interview to CNBC. A lot of information came out of the interview, but what caught our eye is the fact that Brad mentioned Nintendo specifically… but does that mean Call of Duty on Switch could become a reality?

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Nintendo Switch Sports: How to play the sequel early, pre-order bonuses, and more

Update: Walmart is now throwing in an extra free exclusive steel water bottle with pre-orders on physical copies of Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Sports title at $49.99 – the same price pre-orders sell for at Amazon and elsewhere without the bottle. 

It has been a big month for Nintendo fans after an exciting Direct presentation, a series of upcoming Mario Kart 8 courses, and more, but now it’s time to dive into the new Switch Sports. As a sequel to the best-selling Nintendo game of all-time, Wii Sports, Nintendo is looking to re-capture some of the magic from its motion-controlled blockbuster from way back in 2006 with an updated version for its current-generation hardware. After selling well over 82 million copies, and now that Switch has finally overtaken the console it was made for in sales, it seems a fitting time for Switch sports to make a triumphant return. Head below for more details on the upcoming title, how to play it early, and more details on how to score the leg strap.

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Nintendo Direct showcase: Mario Kart, Earthbound, Kirby, Switch Sports, more

Well, the first Nintendo Direct presentation of the year has arrived with the new Switch games set to hit in the first half of the year. As we mentioned in our announcement coverage, Nintendo is scheduling around 40 minutes of straight updates and preview looks at what’s to come between now and, presumably, June of 2022. While it’s hard to say what exactly Nintendo will be showing off when it comes to new Switch games, Kirby and the Forgotten Land and quite possibly more of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will likely be on the docket. Although it’s the surprises that have us most excited, the guessing game is over now so head below to follow along with today’s Nintendo Direct presentation. 

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Next Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow with 40 minutes of new Switch games and more

The next Nintendo Direct has now been confirmed. The house of Mario will launch the next Nintendo Direct tomorrow afternoon with a string of details on the latest batch of new Nintendo Switch games on the way. This will mark the first Nintendo Direct presentation of 2022 and will give us a good look at what seem to be just titles that will be launching in the first half of the year. Head below for more details. 

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The Switch has now overtaken the Wii as Nintendo’s best-selling console in history

Sales reports put the Switch as the best-selling Nintendo console ever. While it seems as though, mostly due to COVID-19 and subsequent shipping shortages industry-wide, that console sales would be much lower than normal – and to some degree they are, but the Switch has surpassed Nintendo’s juggernaut Wii sales numbers according to the latest numbers. After Xbox Series S had a strong holiday season last year and Sony looking to put another million PS4 consoles out in the wild this year to make up for a lack of its latest machines, the latest Switch sales numbers clock in at 103.54 million since its launch back in 2017, making it the best-selling Nintendo console ever. More details below. 

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Essentially FREE adidas or Nintendo eShop credit now live with gift cards from $31.50

25% off $31.50+

For today only, Newegg is offering $65 in adidas gift cards for $50 with free email delivery. This is nearly 25% in savings, matching our previous mention, and a great way to score some essentially free adidas credit. Just note, the credit expires on May 31, 2022. You can grab as many as five of these discounted gift card deals in order to maximize your savings on an upcoming adidas purchase – perfect during upcoming sitewide sales and one of the only ways to score deals on newly released gear that is typically exempt from promotions. They can also make for great gifts for family members, friends, and colleagues you might not get a chance to see in person. Head below for more. 

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Nintendo launches Lunar New Year Capcom Switch game sale from $8 (Up to 75% off)

75% off From $8

As the Lunar New Year festivities continue, Nintendo has now unleashed a Capcom Switch game sale with up to 75% in savings. Now is a great time to load up your Switch library with Mega Man classics (as well as the latest release) alongside a host of Resident Evil titles, Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, and more. The deals start at $8 and you’ll find all of our top picks down below, just be sure to swing by this morning’s roundup for some first-party Nintendo game deals as well. 

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Nintendo drops new 6 min. Pokémon Legends Arceus overview ahead of this week’s release

The new Pokémon game releases this week and Nintendo just dropped a lengthy six-minute overview trailer to go along with it. Pokémon Legends: Arceus has to be one of the most anticipated Switch titles of the year, and we are just days away from the official launch date this Friday. This is the next main line RPG in the series, and the first truly new Pokémon game we have seen since Sword and Shield released back in 2019 – the Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond remakes launched at the tail end of last year. Head below for a closer look at today’s new Pokémon Legends: Arceus – Overview Trailer. 

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Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask comes to Switch Online [Update: Release date now available]

Update: Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed late last night to unveil the February 25, 2022 Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask Online release date. You can check out the announcement trailer below.

The Zelda Majora’s Mask Switch Online release is coming next month. While it was unclear how often Nintendo would update the somewhat controversial Expansion Pack tier of its Switch Online game library, the announcements are starting to hit. After adding five new titles to the SEGA Genesis side of things back in December, earlier this week it announced Banjo-Kazooie would be making its triumphant return to Nintendo platforms as part of its more expensive Expansion Pack (now available with more details right here). Quickly following that launch, Nintendo took to its official Twitter account to reveal the next game coming to the service, the beloved Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask. More details below. 

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Banjo-Kazooie makes triumphant return to Nintendo, but only in the Expansion Pack

Banjo-Kazooie is set to make a not so triumphant return to Nintendo hardware this week. While it has been years since we saw a proper Banjo title on a Nintendo system, this one will be coming as part of the arguably controversial Nintendo 64 Switch Online library that is locked behind the Expansion Pack paywall. While some gamers were a little bit salty over the more pricey online tier, Nintendo is indeed bringing Banjo-Kazooie to its N64 Switch Online this week. Head below for more details. 

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Happy 30th anniversary, Kirby! Nintendo dishes up freebies and deals

Some Kirby 30th anniversary content is on the way from Nintendo. This year marks the adorable little guy’s 30th year as everyone’s favorite pink gaming mascot after debuting way back in 1992 with Kirby’s Dream Land on the Game Boy. After launching a slew of new content for Mario’s 35th anniversary back in September of 2020 (including a new Mario battle royale game, the Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, and a new Game & Watch-style handheld), Nintendo has already started the festivities for Kirby with some deals and freebies. Head below for a closer look. 

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Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection now lets you live out the iconic series anywhere on Switch

Today, Ubisoft and Nintendo announced that the one of the most iconic Assassin’s Creed collections is coming to Switch on February 17. The Collection consists of all the games that Ezio stars in, including Assassin’s Creed II, Brotherhood, and Revelations. Ezio is the “most celebrated and iconic Assassin” in the franchise according to Ubisoft, and the game’s release is more than just a port as it offers Switch-exclusive features. So without further ado, let’s dive into the details of the release for Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection on Nintendo Switch.

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New Switch Mario Kart game reportedly on the way for 2022 with unique gameplay twist

A new Mario Kart game is apparently in the works at Nintendo. Recent reports suggest a new Mario Kart Switch game, or Mario Kart 9 as it will likely be called, is on the way and is already in development at Nintendo. Considering the franchise has long since been one of the most popular, well-received, and best-selling titles on just about every gaming platform Nintendo has put out over the last decade or more, it’s probably about time anyway. Nintendo has heavily relied on titles outside of the Mushroom Kingdom like Animal Crossing most recently to drive sales, but it sounds like Mario’s latest console is about to get a whole new racing circuit soon. 

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Best game deals: Dying Light Platinum Edition $30, RDR2 $20, Riders Republic $60, much more

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In today’s best game deals, Amazon is offering Dying Light Platinum Edition for Nintendo Switch at $29.99 shipped. Matched at Best Buy. Down from its normal going rate of $50 and our last mention of $35, today’s deal marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. This is the latest version of the “award-winning” game that also includes all all DLCs and add-ons for the ultimate experience. You’ll be in an infected world where only the strongest make it, having to master combat skills and fight monsters on all fronts, both human and the undead. Unique mechanics are also present here, allowing you to parkour from rooftop to rooftop, create your own weapons, and help other survivors. Head below for the rest of today’s best game deals including Red Dead Redemption 2, Riders Republic, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, WWE 2K Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe, and much more. 

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Holiday game deals: Mario Party Superstars $50.50, Mario Bros U Deluxe $35, much more

Reg. $60 $50.50

In today’s best game deals, Walmart is now offering the new Mario Party Superstars on Nintendo Switch for $50.59 in digital form. Regularly $60, this is within about $1 of the all-time low and one of the best price drops we have tracked post-release. Physical copies that wont ship in-time for Christmas are going for $55 at Amazon for comparison. A perfect option for family fun over the holidays, the digital version on sale today will land in your library well ahead of folks arriving at your place for the festivities. This one includes five classic game boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party era with over 100 mini games for all ages, optional online competitions, and can be enjoyed with just a single Joy-Con (as well as just about any other Switch input device). You can get a closer look in our coverage of the September Nintendo Direct event. Head below for the rest of today’s best game deals including Super Mario Bros U: Deluxe, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold, Sonic Mania Plus Team Sonic Racing Double Pack, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War, Far Cry 6, and much more. 

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Nintendo adds 5 new SEGA Switch Online games to the pricey Expansion Pack

While some folks weren’t overly pleased with the more expensive tier, Nintendo has just added some new SEGA Switch Online games to the Expansion package to make it more digestible. Nintendo launched the more pricey option for its Switch Online eco-system back in October, bringing some absolutely classic titles from its beloved Nintendo 64 library to NSO alongside some brilliant SEGA games with matching wireless gamepads (you have literally a few hours maximum to enter our FREE giveaway of the hard-to-get wireless N64 controller). The SEGA list, starting right now, just got even deeper with five additional titles being added to the mix for Expansion Pack members, including the cult classic Altered Beast. Head below for a closer look. 

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Score this Zelda Phone Ring Holder for nothing but some My Nintendo points and a shipping fee

500 Points $5+

Nintendo is now offering My Nintendo members a chance to bring home this sweet little Legend of Zelda Phone Ring Holder. All you’ll need to do is part with 500 Platinum points and pay for the shipping fee (varies at around $5 to $7). Essentially a miniature version of the incredible Hylian Shield statue we featured yesterday, this is a 1.6-inch by 1.8-inch phone ring holder you can stick on the back of your phone (without or without a case). Head below for more details. 

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Bring home the new Nintendo Switch OLED console, now in-stock at $350

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Update: Both the white and red/blue Joy-Con model is now back in-stock at Amazon.

Want to get a Nintendo Switch OLED model under the tree? Now’s your chance. Walmart is still offering the white Joy-Con model at the regular retail price of $349 shipped right now, but you better act fast as there’s no telling how long the listing will last. The same goes for Target where RedCard holders can score it for $332.49 shipped right now as well. We haven’t tracked any notable offers on the standard colorway, outside of Best Buy’s in-store only listing. Head below for more details on the Nintendo Switch OLED model. 

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Nintendo updates Mario Kart Live with FREE multiplayer ahead of Black Friday price drops

Mario Kart Live Black Friday deals are right around the corner now, and Nintendo just issued a FREE update enabling split-screen multiplayer action. This is great news for folks looking to pick up (another) one of Nintendo’s augmented reality Mario Kart Live Home Circuit sets as you’ll now be able to play multiplayer with only one Switch system in the household via split-screen action. Head below for more details. 

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Nintendo launches 2021 Black Friday ad: Console bundle, game deals, Ring Fit, more

We now have a good idea of the official 2021 Nintendo Black Friday deals. As is customary, Nintendo has dropped a sneak peak at the upcoming official Nintendo Black Friday price drops, including games, the Black Friday console bundle, and more. The brand is hot on the heels of releasing its OLED-model console (be sure to enter our giveaway!) and announcing a shortage in console production through 2022, but now’s a great time to get a good idea of the Nintendo Black Friday deals set to go live starting later this month – just about all of which will be readily available at a number of major retailers come November 21, 2021, or sooner. Head below for more details on the official Nintendo Black Friday deals. 

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Switch OLED giveaway: Beat the holiday rush and win Nintendo’s latest

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One of this holiday season’s most coveted gifts will certainly fall to the new Switch OLED. Refreshing the unique hybrid experience with a larger and and better looking display, just about every Nintendo fan is hoping to find this console under the tree come December. While finding one on store shelves as been a bit of a hassle, we’re giving 9to5Toys readers a chance to beat the holiday rush and score one for themselves. Head below to learn more about our Nintendo Switch OLED giveaway and how you can win.

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Nintendo Switch console production cut by 20% through 2022, here’s how to get one under the tree this year

It’s going to be even harder to score a Nintendo Switch console for the holidays than initially expected. If you had your eye on a shiny new Nintendo Switch console to put under the tree this year, standard, OLED, or otherwise, new details from Nikkei Asia suggest it’s just going to get more and more difficult over the next few months and into next year. Head below for more details on the expected Nintendo Switch console shortage and how to score one right now. 

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack launch day! How to access the new N64 + Genesis games

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is scheduled to launch starting today with access to the new Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis game libraries. Nintendo Switch Online is getting a big-time upgrade today with the launch of Nintendo’s new premium-tier Switch Online membership that includes everything in the standard subscription alongside the new Switch Online N64 and Genesis titles as well as the just-announced Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC expansion. Head below for more details on when and where to access the new Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.

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Nintendo Switch OLED review: Incremental updates make for a next-gen. experience

Nintendo finally launched the long-awaited Switch OLED, delivering the latest iteration of its hybrid console. Now after putting it to the test, we’re diving in to see if a more immersive screen and other improvements are actually worth the cash. Head below for all of our thoughts.

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Nintendo unveils steep $50 price tag for Switch Online N64 and SEGA games + release date

The upcoming Switch Online N64 and SEGA Genesis update now has an official release date and price tag, but you’re probably not going to like it. The addition of Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games to Nintendo’s Online Switch service is a very exciting one, but just as we assumed, it’s going to cost you significantly more than the current $20 per year you’re paying for Switch Online right now. The new Switch Online Expansion Pack, as it is officially known, will launch later this month with the new Switch Online AnimalCrossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise update, but you’ll need to have the new Switch Online N64 and SEGA Genesis Expansion Pack to access it all. More details below. 

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Nintendo indie eShop sale from $5: Blasphemous, Tetris Effect, Crying Suns, more

Now Live From $5

Nintendo has just launched a series of indie publisher game sales via the eShop. A great time to pick up some quirky and lesser known titles, the deals start from $5 and range from RPGs and action titles to party games and more. You’ll find titles from tinyBuild, Humble Games, and Team17 including some great Halloween-worthy titles to get you in the spooky mood and much more. Head below the fold for a closer look at our top picks and over to today’s console game roundup for even more.  

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Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis Switch Online: Game list, details, new wireless gamepads, more

Nintendo 64 Switch Online games are official! Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games, along with some new wireless controllers to match, are all on the way. Nintendo announced this as part of yesterday’s Direct presentation. Alongside the official reveal of the new Kirby and the Forgotten Land, more details on Splatoon 3, and our first good look at Bayonetta 3 gameplay, Nintendo officially announced the upcoming inclusion of both N64 and Genesis to its online Switch service. Those games will also be supported by some not-so-affordable new wireless SEGA Genesis and Nintendo 64 controllers that seem only to be available to Switch Online subscribers — much like the already available Super Nintendo and NES variants. However, it sounds like these titles will only be available as part of a new and likely more expensive Switch Online membership tier. More details below. 

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