The Nintendo Switch Has A Big Summer Sale Right Now

picture: Nintendo The dog days of summer are officially here. Whether you’re trying to take your mind off the heat or the bad headlinesyou’re in luck: Nintendo is currently running a major sale on digital Switch games. Cool off with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or mind-meld with a sentient hat in super mario odyssey … Read more

Sonic Frontiers Should Look Like Haste: Broken Worlds, Fans Say

When developer Wilhelm Nylund shared a video of the upcoming Haste: Broken Worlds on Twitter earlier this week, it almost immediately blew up. The preview has since garnered almost 1 million views as well as thousands of retweets and likes. Much of the ongoing conversation, however, involves wishing havete‘s speed and momentum could be replicated … Read more

Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

screenshot: sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of sonic frontiersrecently did his best to clarify what Sega means when it hypes up the game’s “open zone” mechanics. But his explanation of him seems to confirm the phrase is just a trumped-up marketing term rather than some sort of indication that Frontiers is … Read more

Kingdom Hearts’ Director Was ‘Picky’ About Sora in Smash Bros

Sora, the hero of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, was added to Nintendo’s mash-up brawler Super Smash Bros Ultimate last Octoberearning the distinction of being the final addition to the game’s massive roster. It was a heartwarming announcement for a fighter who’s actually kinda cool to play. While many thought it surprising that Disney approved … Read more

A New Nintendo Direct Seems Likely To Happen Soon, Here’s Why

picture: Nintendo/Kotaku In years past, this would have been the week for the big annual June Nintendo Direct, but in 2022 the Mario maker is so far nowhere to be seen. But the company could still be planning to close out the month with a showcase of some kind, according to a writer at Sony … Read more

Where To Watch (And What To Expect)

picture: Bethesda For Xbox, a lot is riding on its big not-E3 press conference. Right now, following a number of notable delays, the mega-publisher’s 2022 is devoid of any major exclusives. In addition to the requisite announcements of games coming to Game Pass and announcements about more devices on which you can stream those games, … Read more

Mario Strikers Battle League Reviews Say It’s Solid But Thin

screenshot: Nintendo For the first time in more than a decade, Mario returns to the pitch. Mario Strikers: Battle Leaguea revival of Nintendo’s long-dormant soccer series, hits the Nintendo Switch on Friday. Nintendo did not provide Kotaku with an early copy of the game for reviews. We’re experiencing it, and its press cycle, alongside the … Read more

Round Up: The Reviews Are In For Mario Strikers: Battle League

Image: NintendoLife The latest entry in the Mario Strikers series is right around the corner and reviews are starting to trickle in. But what’s the general consensus on Mario Strikers: Battle League? Well, we’ve rounded up some verdicts to give you lovely people a better idea. Before we dive in, however, make sure you check … Read more

Here’s our first look at Universal Studios’ upcoming Mario Kart ride

Photo: Universal Studios We’re still months out—with “early 2023″ as an approximate opening date—from the debut of Universal Studios Hollywood’s new Super Nintendo World, the theme park company’s first attempt to import Universal Studios Japan’s well-received Mario-themed attraction area to the States. (Similar additions are being built at the company’s other U.S. parks, with later … Read more

New Look at Mario Kart Ride Coming to Universal Studios

gif: Universal Studios Hollywood Join the other fast familythe Mario Bros. (if we may so call them), and their friends on Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challengethe upcoming attraction set to open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023. Sure, the Super Nintendo World attraction is technically a track and ride vehicle, but it’s still Mario Kart with … Read more