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Nintendo recently released a few more screenshots showcasing the upcoming remake for Paper Mario: The Thounsand-Year Door. Included in these new assets are a few key differences between this new version and the original Gamecube release.

Thankfully, GameXplain lays out quite a few interesting changes in their latest video, which you can view below


UPDATE: With the game now available in some regions, we can get a much better, longer comparison of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on Switch versus the GameCube original. Check in on the video below for a mammoth comparison of multiple areas.


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Just over a year removed from the base game’s launch, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s final expansion for the ‘The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero’ DLC arrives with The Indigo Disk, and believe it or not, it’s (mostly) great!

Dating all the way back to the debut of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, many eagle-eyed players (myself included) had lingering questions about certain mechanics and lore that have been left unanswered. Thankfully through the release of The Indigo Disk, we receive some insight into the seeds Game Freak planted in 2022.


Dave the Diver was a breakout hit in 2023, and even got a few mentions at last night’s Game Awards. Today, the game’s developers (Mintrocket) detail the game’s latest content update including the upcoming DREDGE collaboration, improvements to the Switch verison’s load times, UI improvements and more. Check out the YouTube video below for the full interview.

In 2023, MINTROCKET’s Dave the Diver and Black Salt Games’ DREDGE sailed into the collective hearts of gamers all around the world with their seafaring adventures that are as exceptional as they are different and a surprise collaboration between the two was revealed at The Game Awards 2023. New fish types, new recipes, and a new NPC all from the world of DREDGE are to be added to Dave the Diver via the free Dave the Diver - Dredge Content Pack, which will be available December 15th for PC and Nintendo Switch™. Take advantage of the chance to get both games at a discounted price with the Dredging & Diving Bundle on Steam, also available on December 15th.

Both single-player fishing adventures have amassed massive followings with OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE cumulative scores on Steam. While Dave the Diver features some rightfully scary encounters, the new crossover DLC brings DREDGE’s special brand of horror to the Blue Hole. The free DLC brings the critical and community-acclaimed titles together, adding new gameplay and content:

  • A new “Fog” weather event, which introduces the DREDGE content later in the game
  • Drive Dave’s boat similar to DREDGE gameplay, choosing different diving spots
  • Catch Aberrations, unique creatures with diverse attack patterns
  • New night map to explore
  • New weapon, the Drain Gun (can be created using Aberrant material)
  • New “Hooded Figures” to serve at Bancho Sushi using unique dishes created from Aberrant fish

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It’s been less than 2 years since the initial reveal trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet debuted. In that time, discussion on these games has been a bit mixed across the board. Depending on who you speak with, these two games represent the absolute best of the series, or the absolute worst. We here at GoNintendo presented an opinion somewhere in the middle, if not closer to the former when the games launched just last November. Now, nearly a full year into the game’s life, arrives the second and final DLC expansion for the two titles, The Indigo Disk.


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Nintendo has published a new short video promoting the mobile app, Pikmin Bloom. The short features all of the familiar Pikmin varieties working together to lift up an iPhone upright. It’s short, it’s cute, and the new short can be seen via the link below


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Popular game developer, LEVEL-5, has premiered a brand new website celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary. LEVEL-5 is best known for titles like Ni No Kuni & the Yokai Watch series of games, and more. In honor of the occasion, the studio has launched a new website which also includes a few promotional giveaways, including an art submission giveaway in which the winners will receive a special “set of nine LEVEL-5 25th anniversary commemorative tin badges”.

Full details can be read on the official website. LEVEL-5 officially turns 25 on October 28th


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Viewers of the TV show ‘Love Is Blind’ were greeted by one of the contestants flaunting his ranking on Pokémon Showdown in a newly aired episode.

The contestant in question, James Milton Jr. was seen in the episode talking up his Pokémon skills, stating that he’s “nationally ranked” and “you should see us in Pokémon Showdown”

For those out of the loop, Showdown is an online tool that a lot of potential competitors use to quickly try out teams/builds against other players before they commit to the process of making them in game.

However, some clever internet detectives have already done their searching and found James’ true ranking on the game’s leaderboards which doesn’t appear to be as high as he might have led on, with even longtime competitor and previous Pokémon Worlds Champion WolfeyVGC chiming in


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Fans of the WWE and classic Nintendo games are in for a treat as the organization has put together a trailer of sorts for this weekend’s upcoming ‘NXT No Mercy’ event and it features a montage of clips of a few wrestling stars as well as some N64-styled video game visuals as well! You can see the full trailer below and tune into the event starting tomorrow!

Thanks to Edward for the heads up!

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It’s been nearly an entire year since the release of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, and The Pokémon Company is giving the games a new breath of life via The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. This DLC will give the games two expansions, the first being The Teal Mask, which just released this past week.

Ms. Briar welcomes the students to Kitakami
Ms. Briar welcomes the students to Kitakami

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet saw quite a bit of discussion since their launch last November, some good and some bad. Most of the complaints from the community stem from the game’s less than ideal performance. At its best, users can expect the occasional glitch or two during a normal playthrough, and at its worst, some players have reported loss of save data. Fortunately for myself, I have not seen a lot of these issues. In my original review sessions, I believe I only ever had the game crash twice, and my experience was about the same for The Teal Mask as well.

Over the course of the past year, The Pokémon Company has actually acknowledged the performance issues some users have experienced, and while they’ve made statements here and there, there’s still a subset of players experiencing those issues. That being said, whatever your experience was playing the base game, expect something similar from The Teal Mask.

To say that The Teal Mask’s release crept up on me would be quite the understatement. The Pokémon Company shared a few glimpses at this DLC throughout 2023, and with every reveal I couldn’t help but find myself struggling to find a reason to really get excited about it. Call it fatigue from all the rest of the REALLY great games I’ve played this year (looking at you, Tears of the Kingdom and Baldur’s Gate), call it burnout after putting over 200 hours into these games, call it whatever you like. Nevertheless, I was really waiting to see a singular “wow” moment that unfortunately never came.


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Square Enix has shared a new look at the upcoming ‘Star Ocean: The Second Story R’ in the form of the game’s opening movies. Featured in both English and Japanese, the cinematic features the theme song “stella” sung by Japanese musicians SUIREN, arranged by REN. Take a look at the movies below!


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Back in March 2023, Nintendo attended PAX East and as part of their attendance, held the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup.

The races were fierce, and they eventually crowned a winner, though it seems as though more than just 1st place walked away with some cool prizes!

Thanks to ToonTris on Twitter, we got some exclusive photos of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe themed controller that was awarded to the Top 12 Finalists of this competition! These controllers are not available for sale, but if you’re in the market for one, you can check out eBay listings that top off around the $10,000 mark. Check out the photos of this special controller below as well as an unboxing video by GameXplain!


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A new update has been released for The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie for Nintendo Switch. NIS America has published a few details on what’s included in the patch


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The Microsoft vs FTC case that’s slowly been developing over the last year, has finally reached its head with the courts denying the FTC’s requests to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision/Blizzard. As of today’s ruling, the company now has been given the ‘go-ahead’ to move forward with the merger.

There are a few legal options the FTC has left to further prolong this case, but it is thought by a few experts that the FTC will likely move on following this new ruling, and Microsoft could move forward with its merge as soon as this Saturday.

Although Microsoft has received approval in the United States, the UK is still seeking to block the merge. Microsoft is appealing this block, and that hearing is currently scheduled for July 28th.

If all goes well for Microsoft, the company would be set to finally close the book on its long discussed acquisition of Activision/Blizzard. This deal would also include a 10 year commitment to bringing the Call of Duty franchise to Nintendo consoles.


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Everybody 1-2 Switch officially hits storefronts today, and players are already finding ways to have their own brands of fun within the title.

The game features an option for players to connect and play along using their smartphone as a controller, and if you’re a smartphone player the game allows you to upload any photo from your device to use as a profile photo.

Normally, this really wouldn’t mean anything, though some players have discovered that the game seems to have no content filters at all for what photos it will allow. This means that whatever photo any given player uploads will be seen by the entire lobby (up to 100 players), should they place in the top 3 for a given mini game. We’ll go ahead and let you use your imagination on the possibilities at play here, but needless to say some of the GN staff have already seen some prime examples of this in action.

So that being said, if you’re a soon-to-be Everybody 1-2 Switch party host, be sure to exercise some caution before you let someone like grandma join in on the fun.

Nintendo has yet to issue a statement on the matter, but we’ll be sure to update you here if that changes


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One of the announcements during today’s ‘Sonic Central’ digital event was the announcement of a free update coming to all Sonic Frontiers owners, in honor of Sonic’s birthday! SEGA has since updated their website with detailed notes on what’s included in this update, which we attached below! Check it out!

This free content update includes the following:

  • Birthday Celebration – The Starfall Islands have been decked out to celebrate Sonic’s birthday! Check out the decorations and party with a new costume for Sonic’s big day!
  • Action Chain Challenge – new challenges have been added to the Open Zones. Aim for the high score!
  • New Skill: Spin Dash – The legendary Sonic move returns! Unlock the Spin Dash and discover new ways to traverse the Starfall Islands.
  • New Koco – There’s new kinds of Koco waiting to be found on the Starfall Islands. Keep an eye out for their fun outfits!
  • New Game + – Relive the story of Sonic Frontiers with all your stats and skills carried over from your previous playthrough.

This update also includes additional changes to improve your experience while exploring the Starfall Islands.

  • Added a function to display percent completion for each island – available on the transition screen between islands, island selection screen, and island clear screen.
  • Added new “Frontier Elite” costume.
  • Added an ability to change the rate of deceleration when jumping.
  • Added a “NEW” icon that will be displayed when extra content is newly added.
  • Added an ability to turn on/off the “BGM change” function in Cyber Space.
  • The tower difficulty on Rhea Island has been reduced for Easy mode.

When the following time-saving actions are used in Cyber Space, colored marks will now appear in the results: * Homing Dash: White * Spin Dash: Red * Change in deceleration rate when jumping: Yellow * Cyber Space Power Boost: Blue

  • Added a feature to reset clear time and rank in Arcade mode, Cyber Space, Battle Rush, etc.
  • Added an ON/OFF option to set whether the camera will use dramatic angles when skills are used.
  • Added an option to set the deceleration rate to reach a complete stop.
  • Added an ON/OFF option to set whether to maintain a boost during a jump.
  • Added 24 songs to the Juke Box. Added Sound Memories on each island.
  • Additional bug fixes.

Thank you for being part of Sonic’s birthday celebration! Stay tuned for the final content update, coming later this year to Sonic Frontiers for FREE!

The update is available to download now for all owners of Sonic Frontiers. Happy Birthday, Sonic!