Animal Crossing will get the Hello Kitty crossover that fans have been begging for

Since release, fans of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have bemoaned the omission of certain promotional items available in New Leaf, but a new partnership between retailer Target and Nintendo aims to change that. Sanrio’s Hello Kitty is coming to your island resort, provided you buy the associated amiibo cards, of course. Image: Nintendo The cards […]

Breath of the Wild players are racing to bake bread

Beating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as quickly as possible? Boring — we’ve seen that speedrun before. Nowadays, the Speedy Gonzaleses competing within BOTW are attempting more obscure and strange runs, like the one where you see how fast you can go home and die, or the one where you race to […]

This Mario Kart shortcut took almost 13 years to pull off

Mario Kart Wii is nearly 13 years old, but hardcore players are still trying to bend it to their will with “ultra shortcuts” — massive lap skips that require unreasonably high levels of skill. But years after the discovery of the Rainbow Road ultra shortcut and over a decade after the game’s release, a streamer […]

New Pokémon Snap comes to Nintendo Switch in April

Finally, some good news: New Pokémon Snap will be released for Nintendo Switch on April 30, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company announced Thursday. The sequel to the original Pokémon Snap, released in 1999 for Nintendo 64, will send players to the Lental region, where they’ll snap photos of Pokémon in the wild. Players will work […]

Super Mario 3D World on Switch will add online play, photo mode

When Super Mario 3D World makes the leap from Wii U to Nintendo Switch in February, it will add more than just the Bowser’s Fury bonus adventure. The Switch port of Super Mario 3D World will also feature some welcome new additions, including online cooperative play, a photo mode, and faster movement for Mario, Luigi, […]

An elderly dating game that’s all about sexual freedom

Here’s a truth that is rarely acknowledged: Old people fuck. Contrary to the popular belief that the older you get, the more you inflexible you become, the reality is that some seniors grow more adventurous and hungry with age. Later Daters, a visual novel about moving into a retirement home, is partially based on the […]

Breath of the Wild trick shot defies the laws of physics and understanding

Even in 2021, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the gift that keeps on giving. Today we’ve got one of the game’s leading players, Neko, showcasing a trick shot so amazing, it required ample planning and measurements to get just right. In the video above, the footage starts with Neko atop some […]

Gengar’s mouth is a portal to hell, and people want to get inside

2021, right? Who would have guessed? Everyone. We all guessed. We are only eight days into the new year, and yep, things are still terrible. I want to go crawl into a hole. In particular, a mouth-shaped hole that’s attached to a large, purple pocket monster with glowing red eyes. And by golly, it sounds […]

Breath of the Wild’s NPCs are actually Miis, modder confirms

It turns out that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s character modeling really does follow Nintendo’s Mii format. This means an enterprising modder has figured out a way to get NPCs to look like specific Miis. Twitter user @HEYimHeroic, who has assiduously cataloged more than 100 official Miis on their Mii Library site, […]

Nintendo is blocking Switch games from extreme eShop discounts

While the Nintendo Switch is a great system, one of its biggest flaws has to be the eShop. In addition to being slow and hard to navigate, certain tabs — like the best sellers or great deals page — were often notoriously full of dubious games of varying quality. Said games only became visible because […]