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It’s a big day for Switch, as the console has now turned four years old. The system released around the world on March 3, 2017. It’s already March 3 in some territories, including Japan – hence why we’re posting this now.

Switch has had an incredible run and has become one of Nintendo’s most successful platforms of all time, and that’s with the system only being at around halfway into its life cycle. Zelda: Breath of the Wild kicked things off at launch, and there have been a steady stream of top-notch titles since then. The concept of being able to play Switch as either a docked system or portable device has also been a hit.

We’re still very much excited to see what else Nintendo has in store for Switch. The next year ahead should be another exciting one for the platform.

The nominees were announced today for the 2021 British Academy Games Awards. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a game to watch out for on the Nintendo-side of things, though other titles like Doom Eternal and Hades are also included.

Here’s the full list of nominees:


Bonuses are now available in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield following the Max Raid Battle event tying in with Pokemon Day. As players collectively defeated Pikachu 874,808 times, items are up for grabs. Players can receive 87 Armorite Ore and 87 Dynite Ore.

Follow the steps below to redeem the item pack:

Acquire has shared the latest character trailers for Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed. We have videos for Yatabe-san and Sara below.

Akiba’s Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed is due out for Switch in Japan on May 20. It’ll follow this summer in the west. Previous character trailers can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

Ahead of its western debut later this month, we have the first English gameplay of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town on Switch. Have a look at an hour of footage below.

Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town is out now for Switch in Japan. It’s due out on March 23 in North America and March 26 in Europe.

Nintendo has announced the 20th Maximus Cup for Tetris 99. A new theme is being added to the lineup, which is based on Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

Players can unlock it by accumulating at least 100 event points. Once that mark is reached, you’ll get the theme featuring art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

Here’s a trailer:

Tying in with the start of March, the wildlife in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been updated. The lineup of bugs, fish, and underwater creatures has been swapped out in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres today.

Here’s a look at what’s new in March, courtesy of Polygon:

Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut was announced for Switch at the end of last year. Quantic Dream confirmed it would distribute a physical version in Europe, but it looked like fans in North America were essentially locked into a digital-only option. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case.

Limited Run Games has announced that it will offer its own physical release of Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut for fans in the states. You’ll be able to pick up a copy tomorrow, March 2.

Limited Run Games will have pre-orders here at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM in the UK / 6 PM in Europe.


The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, the last chapter in the roguelike twin-stick shooter series, has been officially confirmed for Switch. Nicalis and Edmund McMillen shared the news today.

Here’s an overview of The Binding of Isaac: Repentance, along with a trailer:

The first trailer is in for R.B.I. Baseball 21, MLB’s latest sports game for Switch. Have a look at the video below.

R.B.I. Baseball 21 launches for Switch on March 16.