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Image: AtlusTomorrow we’ll be getting a brand new Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase focused entirely on third-party games for the Switch. That’s right, don’t get your hopes up for any Mario Kart or Zelda news, as instead, we’ll have 25 glorious minutes of upcoming releases from other developers. So not really that mini then! Proceedings will kick off at 6am PDT / 9am EDT / 2pm BST / 3pm CET. So what might be on the docket? Well, what about those Persona 3 Portable, 4 Golden, and 5 Royal ports on Xbox and PlayStation? We’re feeling a bit left out…

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2D fighter Melty Blood: Type Lumina (based on Type-Moon’s visual romance novel Tsukihime) will receive new DLC characters. There’ll be a total of four new fighters joining the battle. Two of these will be released in summer, and the other two will be unleashed this winter. These fighters have not been revealed yet. In addition to this, a series of free updates will be rolled out. Here’s a look at what’s to come (thanks, Gematsu): Free updates: Major updates to all characters and systems. Combo damage is now displayed during a fight. Increased custom color slots in customize mode. Added…

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Image: The Pokémon CompanyUpdate [Sun 26th Jun, 2022 05:00 BST]: The code for the Gastrodon Sword and Shield event has now been released, here it is: ER1CSGASTR0D0N. Serebii Update: The code for the Gastrodon distribution in Pokémon Sword & Shield for the North American International Championships has been revealed. Code: ER1CSGASTR0D0N. Runs until June 27th 2022Details @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/lOcbAvOgBg— Serebii.net (@SerebiiNet) June 24, 2022 Original article [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 01:25 BST]: Another limited-time Pokémon distribution event has been announced and this time it’s for the latest release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Between now and 31st May 2023 (yes, next year),…

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Image: Nintendo LifeUpdated with Sonic Origins. Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game’s rating in our database. As more people play and rate Origins, we imagine its position will go up and down quite rapidly over the coming days! In order to rate any of the games on the list below out of 10, logged-in Nintendo Life users can simply tap the ‘star’ and assign each game a personal rating. Enjoy! It was overthree decades that Sonic the Hedgehog — the blue dude with the most ‘tude — first burst forth onto…

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Although Eric ‘ConcernedApe’ Barone is now hard at work on his next game Haunted Chocolatier, he’s not completely done with the lifestyle-farming simulation Stardew Valley. In a brief exchange with a fan on social media, Barone was asked if Stardew would receive any future updates such as Version 1.6 and 1.7. While he’s not so sure about Version 1.7, he did confirm Version 1.6 is on the way. It will “mostly be” a mod-focused update but will also contain some new content. Just don’t expect too much. “1.6, yes. But it’s mostly a modding-focused update (makes modders lives easier). There…

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Captured on Nintendo Switch (Docked)One particularly bright spot in Sonic’s recent history was the release of Sonic Mania. One part sequel and one part reimagining of the 2D classics, that retro revival proved to be one of the best-rated and best-selling Sonic projects in recent years. In the (frankly baffling) absence of a true follow-up to Sonic Mania, Sega has instead opted to look to that game’s inspiration for Sonic’s latest 2D release. Billed as Sonic Origins, this new collection presents all the original four Sonic games—including the rarely re-released Sonic 3 & Knuckles—in enhanced widescreen format with the new…

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Subscribe to Nintendo Life on YouTube Another long-awaited physical edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, as tactical strategy game Into The Breach gets printed onto cartridges at last. The physical edition, which is being published by Fangamer, includes a folded poster of a Rift Walker, inside cover art, a 3.3″ by 4.5″ manual, two sticker sheets, and the game cartridge, which will come with all previous updates as well as the Advanced Edition update that comes out in July. The Advanced Edition adds new squads, weapons, pilots, enemies, and challenges, and will come to all platforms for…

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Image: SEGA, ParamountThe Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie has just reached another milestone – surpassing $400 million at the global box office. According to Deadline, the film has now reached $190 million in the US and $209 million internationally, and it still has the Japan and Hong Kong release to go. 400 MILLION??!?! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE! I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM!!! THANK YOU TO OUR FANS FOR MAKING THIS HAPPEN!!! SONIC 3 ANYONE?!?! @SonicMovie #SonicMovie2https://t.co/cgrzn3yKZ0— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) June 23, 2022 The top five offshore markets to date include the UK, Mexico, France, Australia…

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Image: NintendoNintendo is slowly but surely generating hype for Splatoon 3, the latest entry in its “off the hook” online multiplayer franchise, due for release on September 9th, 2022. In a Twitter post online, it has showcased some of the new hairstyles that you’ll be able to customise your Inkling with, and we have to say, they’re looking pretty hot! Check out these four new hairstyles for Inklings and Octolings! Well, they’re tentacles to be exact, but let’s not split hairs. #Splatoon3 pic.twitter.com/etm2BgVCOQ— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) June 22, 2022 “Let’s not split hairs”! Haaaa! Okay… Anyway, we love what we’re…

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Point-and-click adventure superstars Wadjet Eye Games recently announced that their latest game, Old Skies, would be coming to the Nintendo Switch. In celebration of the good news, their previous two games are going on sale and getting generous free demos. Unavowed and Primordia will both be on sale on the Nintendo eShop for the next two weeks, until July 5th, with a 25% discount. Both demos are available now for free, and contain about an hour of content each, with players able to continue their saves into the full game if they choose to purchase. Here are some short descriptions…

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