Massive Nintendo eShop Black Friday sale starts now from $3: Cuphead, Zelda, Sonic, more

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After seeing wide-ranging holidays events via Microsoft digital storefront and on PSN, it’s time for the Nintendo eShop Black Friday sale. Most of the big-time first-party Black Friday advertised Nintendo deals went live and are still available right here, but its now time for Nintendo massive Black Friday digital eShop event. This is a great place to score some of the biggest indies like Hades and Cuphead, as well as fill up your catalogue with some AAA experiences at major discounts. Hit the jump for a closer at this year’s Nintendo eShop Black Friday sale. 

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Black Friday pricing on Nintendo’s Switch Online Family membership now live

(Update 11/26 12:05 a.m.): Walmart is now offering Nintendo Switch Online 12 Month Family Subscription with a SanDisk 128GB microSDXC Memory Card for $34.99 (Reg. $70 value).

Target’s early Black Friday pricing on Nintendo Switch Online Family memberships is now live at $19.99 with email delivery. Or $18.99 for RedCard holders. Regularly $35, this is among the best prices we have tracked on Nintendo’s online family plan. It looks very much like Amazon will match this price at any time now, although it is hard to say for sure. Along with access to online play on Nintendo Switch, it also provides access to the growing lineup of NES and SNES titles for the whole family. This discounted $20 purchase will cover you and up to seven other family members for an entire year. Rated 4+ stars. More details below. 

Black Friday Nintendo Switch console + Mario Kart 8 bundle now live from $299 ($368 value)

(Update 11/25): Walmart will have the Nintendo Switch Black Friday Mario Kart bundle live at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight. Amazon currently out of stock.

The Black Friday Nintendo Switch console bundle is now live. It includes the latest Nintendo Switch console with Neon Blue/Red Joy-Con, 3-months of Switch Online, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $299.99 shipped. Plus, Target RedCard holders can bring the price down to $284.99 shipped. This bundle carries a regular price of $300, but with the included game and membership, you’re really look at a value of $368 or so here. Switch consoles have been tough to get as of late and this is a great way to ensure you score one before the big day next month. Head below for more details. 

Nintendo Black Friday game deals now live! Luigi’s Mansion, Mario Maker, Zelda, more

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Well, the holiday game deals are kicking off earlier than usual this year and we now have the first batch of Nintendo Black Friday game deals. Many of the titles Nintendo advertised at $40 in its 2020 Black Friday ad have now gone live at Amazon, Walmart, and Target, alongside a host of other top-notch Nintendo Switch games. Head below the fold for a closer look at this year’s best Nintendo Black Friday game deals. 

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Nintendo Black Friday ad: Special edition console, first-party game deals, more

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After catching a glimpse of the upcoming GameStop sale this morning and the Mushroom Kingdom Holiday Gift Guide at the tail end of last week, we now have this year’s Nintendo Black Friday deals. As usual, Nintendo’s holiday offers don’t necessarily come in the form of a traditional ad, but rather a specialized page on its site highlighting some of the official price drops that will be available at select (most) retailers for the holidays. This year is no exception with special edition consoles, price drops on games, and more. 

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Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide: The Mushroom Kingdom’s most sought-after games and gear

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After seeing lists from Amazon, GameStop, adidas, and many more, we now have the 2020 Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide. Super Mario, Link, Pikachu, and your favorite Animal Crossing personalities are front and center this year, with the 35th-anniversary gear on display, as well as Nintendo’s hard-to-get consoles, and more. Head below for a closer look. 

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Amazon now shipping gear in limited-run Super Mario-branded boxes, more

Amazon will now be shipping out random orders in special edition Super Mario packaging. As part of the titular hero’s 35th Anniversary, Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to create a historical splash page for the Mushroom Kingdom as well as the limited edition packaging. The special edition Amazon Nintendo packaging will be hitting doorsteps throughout the month of November, but purchasing Nintendo gear on Amazon won’t guarantee you score it. More details below. 

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe review: An underrated title makes a glorious debut on Nintendo Switch

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Today, Nintendo’s latest first-party title is launching on the Switch. While Wii U owners had a chance to dive into Pikmin 3 when it was released the first time around, Nintendo is giving gamers another chance to play the latest title in the franchise in a new deluxe version that I’ve been exploring over the past week for this review. Head below for a closer look at what Nintendo brings to the table for its latest remaster including refreshed controls, added missions, and more.

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Halloween Switch eShop game deals up to 75% off: Mario, Resident Evil, more

We are now tracking a wealth of notable digital Halloween Switch eShop deals. Nintendo has now kicked off a series of new sale events including a Warner Bros. Games Halloween sale, a Ubisoft Publisher collection of price drops, a Mega Man Franchise sale, and much more at up to 75% off. Head below for a closer look at all of our top picks. 

Nintendo is permanently making Joy-Con replacements more affordable

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Today, Nintendo announced that it’ll be permanently lowering the price on its replacement Joy-Con controllers. The company had been charging a premium to replace a broken or defective part of its unique Switch controllers, but now, pricing is being dropped to $40 from the original $50. Head below for all of the details on the new Nintendo Joy-Con replacement pricing.

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Mario Kart Live: New details on Nintendo’s upcoming mixed-reality game

At the beginning of last month, Nintendo rolled out its new mixed-reality Mario Kart Live Home Circuit. Playable on your Nintendo Switch and the floor of your living room, it combines Nintendo’s penchant for interactive toys and its popular racing series in what many are describing as a magical experience. We now have all of the details below on what to expect from the new Mario Kart Live ahead of its November 2020 release date.

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Mario All-Stars Review: Do these Nintendo classics stand the test of time?

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For Nintendo fans, the launch of Super Mario 64, Sunshine, and Galaxy may very well be the most exciting game news of the year. And now that the collection has been out and we’ve been able to dive in, we’ll be taking a look to see if this collection of classics have aged well enough to make it a must-have on Switch. Head below the fold for all of the details on Super Mario All-Stars in our review.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield expansion hits next month with classic Legendaries

The Pokemon Company hosted a special presentation this morning detailing the new Sword and Shield expansion, The Crown Tundra, and other things. Players have already spent more than enough time in the first half of the game’s expansion pack, Isle of Armor, but we now have more details and next month’s release date for The Crown Tundra (TCT). Head below for all of the details from today’s presentation and a closer look at the all new wintery tundra region.

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FREE Animal Crossing Halloween update on the way: Recipes, costumes, more

As part of Nintendo’s continued effort to provide its player base with a constant string of free content, today we are getting our first look at the new Animal Crossing Halloween update for New Horizons. Earlier this month, Nintendo issued the fall update with new creatures to catch, materials to craft, and trinkets to collect, and, as expected, next month is all about pumpkins, costumes, and a special trick-or-treat event. Head below for the Animal Crossing Halloween update trailer and more details.

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Unannounced Kirby Fighters 2 game for Nintendo Switch leaks on the eShop

It looks like a new Kirby game — Kirby Fighters 2 —  is on the way for Nintendo Switch. The sequel appeared briefly on Nintendo’s website without ever being officially announced before the site became inaccessible, and the game was subsequently taken down. However, the folks over at Siliconera and Twitter user Wario64 captured some screenshots and details regarding the presumably upcoming Kirby fighting game. All of the details are down below. 

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Nintendo brings Donkey Kong Country 2 to Switch Online with 3 other SNES games

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Nintendo is expanding the collection of retro titles available on its Switch Online platform today with four new releases. Headlined by the popular sequel to Donkey Kong Country, you’ll soon be able to dive into four SNES experiences, including a Mario-themed version of Picross and more. Head below for all the details on when you’ll be able to play Donkey Kong Country 2, as well as the other three titles launching on Nintendo Switch Online.

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Nintendo just unveiled a new Fortnite Switch console bundle

While the battle rages on between Epic games and Apple, we are getting a new Fortnite Nintendo Switch bundle. Unlike the previous Fortnite Switch offerings, this time around, we are gettingspecial design on the console itself as well as custom Joy-Con colors and a host of bundled-in goodies. Hit the jump for more details and a closer look.

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Nintendo’s Puma collab has Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy shoes on the way

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After officially announcing a collection of Super Mario news last week, it looks like Nintendo fans have yet another collaboration in store to be excited about. With two new pairs of shoes on the way courtesy of a partnership with Puma, fans of both Super Mario Sunshine and Galaxy will be able to bring home a pair of kicks inspired by the titles. Head below the fold for all the details.

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Nintendo unveils Breath of the Wild prequel: Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo have announced a new Zelda game today. While it might not be the Breath of the Wild 2 update you were hoping for, the new Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity is set to explore the events that lead to the narrative told in Nintendo’s latest Legend of Zelda game. Head below the fold for a closer look at the brand new trailer along with some light gameplay footage and developer commentary that hit this morning.

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This gigantic Nintendo Switch TV rig is a must-see

You have to check out this giant Nintendo Switch TV. We have seen our fair share of notable home-brew Nintendo consoles and interesting DIY projects over the years but nothing quite as eye-catching as this new one-of-a-kind rig. This is likely not the biggest, working Switch console you have ever seen. Instead, it’s more of an epic game room TV add-on that wraps your big-screen with a pair of giant Joy-Con and additional storage. Hit the jump for a closer look.

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New Animal Crossing content hits today: Fall crafting materials and much more

Nintendo published a video today highlighting some of the new Animal Crossing content coming for fall. The new trailer outlines some of the major additions hitting an island near you, including new bugs and fish to catch, shellfish, crafting materials, recipes, and trinkets for your dwelling. All of the new additions are available starting today and will be waiting for you next time you boot your game up, just don’t expect those summertime Sunday evening fireworks shows anymore. All of the details are down below.

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Epic new Nintendo portable mod combines Wii, Switch, DS, and Game Boy Color

While recent rumors suggest Nintendo is working on an upgraded Switch console, GingerOfMods has been at work on an impressive Nintendo portable known as the Wiiboy Color. It has been a little while since we have come across a homebrew-style Nintendo console mod worth exploring, but this hybrid portable Wiiboy mod certainly deserves some attention. Head below for a closer look at the Nintendo portable in action and additional details.

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Nintendo reportedly working on upgraded 4K Switch console for 2021 and more

Reports are now suggesting a new upgraded and possibly 4K Nintendo Switch console is in the works. While Nintendo seemingly already confirmed the rumored pro Switch console would not be making an appearance in 2020, it looks like Nintendo’s upgraded console might be on track for 2021 at this point. While that might leave its bottom line more than exposed as Sony and Microsoft look to dominate November and December with next-generation hardware, the latest reports suggest Nintendo will mostly throw in the towel this year in favor of a big 2021. More details below.

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Untitled Goose Game gets multiplayer + up to 40% off Switch Indie World titles

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Today’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase unveiled Untitled Goose Game multiplayer along with a host of other new indie titles for Switch. On top of the upcoming 2-player co-op goose action, Nintendo has also now launched a wide-ranging eShop sale with some of the indie games featured in the latest Indie World Showcase. Head below for a closer look at everything.

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Review: LEGO’s NES delivers a unique collectible packed with Nintendo charm

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LEGO and Nintendo teaming up has been one of the most highly-anticipated collaborations in the history of the brand. After releasing its first lineup of kits at the beginning of the month, we’re now taking a look at the new LEGO NES to see if it truly delivers on the hype. Be sure to head below the fold for a closer look at the new creation and to see how this unique collector’s set stacks up.

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Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on Nintendo Switch with added missions and more

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Today, Nintendo announced that it’ll be bringing the fan-favorite Pikmin series to Switch for the first time. After originally being released on the Wii U over seven years ago, a new deluxe version of Pikmin 3 is now on the way, complete with all of the added DLC and plenty of new content. Head below for all the details on what’s new and when you’ll be able to dive into the Pikmin-plucking action for yourself.

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Animal Crossing summer update hits this month with cloud saves, dreaming, more

The expected Wave 2 Animal Crossing summer update for New Horizons is now much closer than it may have originally appeared. Nintendo just launched a new trailer for the upcoming update today, outlining some of the new feature players will be getting their hands on at the end of the month. Head below for a closer look and all the details.

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Everything from today’s Nintendo Direct presentation: Shin Megami Tensei, more

As part of the ongoing E3 replacement Summer Games Fest, we were graced with a mini Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. While we didn’t get to see any more of the upcoming Zelda Breath of the Wild sequel, today’s partner event focused on some third-party releases as well as ATLUS’ upcoming Shin Megami Tensei titles for Switch. Head below for a closer look at today’s mini Direct and everything that got announced.

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Nintendo adds Donkey Kong Country and more to Switch Online later this month

Nintendo has now announced it will soon be adding the beloved Donkey Kong Country to Switch Online. After announcing monthly new additions to its growing NES and SNES online game library would be no more, Nintendo has added a few notable titles since then, and is continuing that trend later this month anyway. Head below for more details on Donkey Kong Country for Switch Online and the two other new titles coming to the service.

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Nintendo releases completely FREE workout game for Switch, download now

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Nintendo has now released a new free Switch game to help folks stay active at home. While it might not be as fully-featured as the nearly impossible-to-get Ring Fit Adventure and peripheral (here’s our hands-on review), the new Jump Rope Challenge is a great little workout game that won’t cost you a nickel. More details below.

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Nintendo adds Wild Guns to its Switch Online SNES library + Rygar and more

Nintendo has added Wild Guns to Switch Online alongside three other classics. The big N recently announced the latest additions to its growing library of NES and SNES titles on its official YouTube channel, which are all free to Switch Online subscribers. Head below for more details and a closer look at the announcement footage.

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Nintendo unveils brand new Paper Mario game for Switch, launches in July

Nintendo has just officially announced a new Paper Mario game for Switch. A never before seen announcement trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King hit the Nintendo YouTube channel today (seen below) alongside pre-order listings on the eShop. This marks the first time Nintendo’s paperwork Mario series will appear on the brand’s latest hardware and it’s only a couple months away from release now. Head below for more details.

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New Switch firmware points to possible dual display next-gen device

With most of the world spending a majority of their time indoors right now, it’s no surprise that Nintendo Switch consoles are flying off the shelves. It’s hard to find one in stock anywhere, and if that doesn’t put you off, the price tag for one that is likely will as many outlets are left with unique bundles. Despite high-demand, Nintendo forged ahead with a new firmware update packed with some handy features. Unsurprisingly a vulnerability researcher by the name of Mike Heskin has date-mined the code to find hints eluding to a dual-display Nintendo Switch. Continue reading to learn more.

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You can now customize Nintendo Switch button layouts + move games to an SD

You can now customize your Switch button layout for Joy-Con and Pro Controllers as part of the latest firmware update for Nintendo’s current generation consoles. Now available for all Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite consoles, the latest update finally brings the much-desired feature alongside the ability to move your downloaded games between an SD card and the internal system memory, among other things. Hit the jump for more details.

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Hallmark invokes Nintendo charm for its latest Christmas tree ornaments, more

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It may only be April, but the folks at Hallmark are already looking towards the holiday season for its latest collection, of which you’ll find a batch of Nintendo and gaming-themed ornaments. From the classic NES and 8-bit Mario to festive decorations from Minecraft and even Fortnite, you’ll want to head below for a closer look.

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PSA: Switch Lite now back in stock, here’s how to score one in self-isolation

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Nintendo has been offering a constant string of discounted digital Switch game deals for its player base trapped indoors right now. And let’s face it, the Switch library of games is a great way to pass the time and stay occupied for all ages. One thing you will definitely need to access it though is a Nintendo Switch. And the most affordable way to score one of those is with the Switch Lite — Nintendo’s latest, handheld-only gaming console. Unfortunately, Nintendo’s Lite console has been completely out of stock at Amazon and just about everywhere in the US lately, until now. Head below for the only way to pick one up in a pinch.

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Nintendo launches build-your-own Switch program with custom Joy-Con colors

As the collection of colorful Joy-Con continues to grow, Nintendo has now launched a build-your-own Switch bundle program in Japan. Anyone who has purchased a second set of Joy-Con at $80 or so just for the colors knows how expensive it can be to get the ideal colorway. Well, this new program allows gamers to purchase a Switch console with custom Joy-Con and Joy-Con straps with a variety of colors available. Head below for a closer look.

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New Switch Mario games and Galaxy remaster reportedly scheduled for 2020

It looks some new Mario games are on the way alongside classic Mario remakes or re-releases. Reports suggest Nintendo had a big-time showcase planned for the now-canceled E3 2020 in celebration of the Mushroom Kingdom plumber’s 35th anniversary. Despite the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19, Nintendo is rumored to be going ahead with Mario’s big anniversary festivities. All the details are down below.

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Surprise Nintendo Direct Mini: Animal Crossing content, 2K Switch games, more

The big N just dropped a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini presentation detailing loads of new Switch games, updates for some of its biggest franchises, and much more. Included among today’s updates and new Switch ports are a host of top-tier 2K titles, the announcement of Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition, upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons content (full review here), and much more. Head below for a closer look at today’s Nintendo Direct Mini showcase.

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Review: Why Animal Crossing New Horizons is a must-have for every Switch owner

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Last Friday, Nintendo finally released its latest first-party Switch game to the world, Animal Crossing New Horizons. Now after spending the past few days diving into the franchise for the first time and exploring the colorful and charmingly-crafted world, I’m absolutely hooked. Even if you think that Animal Crossing isn’t for you, I’m here to tell you that there’s not a single Switch owner who shouldn’t add this one to their library. Hit the jump for a closer look at what New Horizons has to offer in its virtual island getaway package.

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X-ray kill cams return in Zombie Army Trilogy launching on Switch March 31st

Sniper Elite is probably one of my favorite series outside of the standard AAA titles like Tom Clancy, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends. Zombie Army Trilogy comes from the same developers and features many similar aspects, including the x-ray kill cam that the series is known for. Well, the company is releasing its must-have game on Nintendo Switch on March 31st, so get ready to mow down Nazi Zombies anywhere you go on Nintendo’s portable gaming system.

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Switch eShop deals from $1: Rocket League, Old Man’s Journey, Agent A, more

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The Mega Man Nintendo Switch sale is still live with deals at up to 50% off but we are back again today to kick-off the weekend with even more digital deals. We have some award winning indie games on tap today starting from just $1 including the likes of Rocket League, Old Man’s Journey, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, Bleed Complete, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, Trine titles, and even more. As usual, these games are a great way to stay busy in between your favorite major releases and you might as well score them while they are on sale. Here are the rest of today’s best game deals and you’ll find our top picks from the eShop sales event down below the fold.

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Mario Day 2020: Big-time Switch game/console deals, collectibles, and more

Well, it’s now March, and that means Mario Day or Mar10 is right around the corner now. Taking place on March 10 each year (March 10 = Mar10, get it?), what started as an unofficial holiday for everyone’s favorite plumber was embraced by Nintendo starting back in 2016 and has since become a staple in the gaming calendar. And if last year is any indication, we are in for a series of promotions directly from Nintendo, including price drops on Switch games with all of the major retailers following suit. Head below for more details.

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Nintendo collaborates with Levi’s for upcoming Mario apparel collection

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Nintendo has been on a roll lately for giving fans new ways to enjoy its highly popular franchises from iOS games to theme parks and more. Now the company is gearing up for something a little more practical, and partnering with Levi’s to make it happen. If you’ve ever wanted to add a bit of Mario action to your wardrobe, you’ll soon be able to do just that thanks to a new apparel collection. From t-shirts to overalls, head below for a closer look at what to expect from the Mario and Levi’s clothing lineup.

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Nintendo showcases new Animal Crossing gameplay, customization features, more

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With just a single month until the newest Animal Crossing’s release, this morning Nintendo celebrated the occasion by taking the wraps off so many highly-anticipated details from the upcoming New Horizons title. In its latest Direct, Nintendo offers up nearly half an hour of new content ranging from first-looks at upcoming mechanics to never before seen locations and more. Head below for a closer look at today’s Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct and to see what’s in store for New Horizons.

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PC cross-saves may have a future on Switch if new Witcher 3 update is any hint

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The folks over at CD Projekt Red are out with a new patch for The Witcher 3 that brings a collection of enhancements to the Nintendo Switch version. Amongst graphic upgrades and other tweaks, support for cross-saves between the handheld and Steam iteration is being rolled out, allowing you to pick up the game on your PC and finish later on Switch. Could this be the Switch’s big break for developers rolling out save state sync between various platforms? Head below for our thoughts and a closer look at all the enhancements included in the update.

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Nintendo unveils new coral Switch Lite console, coming in April

Nintendo has now unveiled a new pink Switch Lite console. Well, it’s officially known as Coral, but a new colorway nonetheless. Nintendo officially announced the handheld-only version of its latest console in the summer of last year before its release in the fall. The much more affordable entry to the growing Switch library of games dropped in four colors: turquoise, grey, yellow, and the multi-colored Pokemon edition, but it won’t be long before that number grows to five. Head below for a closer look at the new coral pink machine, pre-order information, and the release date.

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Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl is now available on Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is known for its indie game titles. Not only will you find AAA games like The Witcher, Mario, Doom, Skyrim, and more available for Switch, but there are a plethora of titles that are built by independent development studios, and gamers love them. The latest entry into Nintendo’s Switch catalog is dubbed Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl — Gold, which is a unique game that brings fourth-wall-breaking rogue like RGB characteristics with plenty of snark and food puns.

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