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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

The 3DS game Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is on the way to Switch, Nintendo has revealed. It will launch in 2024.

Nintendo is officially describing the release as a “visually enhanced” version of the game. More information will be shared in the future.

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.3.2

Mario Strikers: Battle League players can update their game once again as version 1.3.2 has now been released.

This patch is intended to address a crash resulting from certain Stadium Themes and characters. Other unspecified issues have been addressed as well.

The full patch notes for the Mario Strikers: Battle League version 1.3.2 update are as follows:

Switch Sports Mario Strikers Battle League 1.3.1

New updates have rolled out for Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League, with both moving up to version 1.3.1.

We will say that these patches are fairly minor. With Mario Strikers, Nintendo and Next Level Games addressed an issue where Rainbow-colored ? Blocks would not appear during Strikers Club Season Matches. As for Nintendo Switch Sports, the game has received additional data for available items.

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.3.0

Nintendo and Next Level Games have just started distribution of the new version 1.3.0 update for Mario Strikers: Battle League, and we have the patch notes.

The third content drop for the game was announced yesterday, and can be accessed now. As a reminder, it’s highlighted by Birdo and Bowser Jr. as new characters. The Urban Rooftop stage and Shellfish Gear are also included. There are some other aspects to the update such as a “Quick Chat” feature while playing online.

The full patch notes for the Mario Strikers: Battle League version 1.3.0 update are as follows:

Mario Strikers Battle League Bowser Jr. Birdo

Bowser Jr. and Birdo are joining Mario Strikers: Battle League as the game’s next free characters, Nintendo and Next Level Games just announced.

Similar to previous updates for the game, other content is planned as well. Urban Rooftop will be added as a new stage while Shellfish Gear will be included as well.

Project Valkyrie Metroid Prime

Did You Know Gaming has secured new details on Project Valkyrie, a number of prototypes for the Metroid series that eventually turned into Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

You may recall that there was talk of a cancelled Metroid 3DS project in 2014 and 2015 that tied in with some pieces of concept art shared by a Next Level Games employee. Much was made of the image for Samus pictured above at the time.

Mario Strikers Battle League demo eShop

A new demo for Mario Strikers: Battle League is now available, Nintendo has announced. It can be accessed via the eShop.

Those interested in the demo can try out “a limited selection of characters, stadiums, and matches”. Some modes can be played a limited number of times. Quick Battle lets you play up to seven matches and for Cup Battles, the Cannon Cup is playable once.

Mario Strikers Kart Switch My Way

Two more commercials have been published as part of Nintendo’s “Switch My Way” advert series. This time around, it’s Mario Strikers: Battle League and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that get the focus.

Both are both adverts:

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.2.0

The latest Mario Strikers: Battle League update is now live, with version 1.2.0 being made available for all players.

As previously detailed, Pauline and Diddy Kong have been added as playable characters. The Planetoid stadium and Barrel gear set are also in for free. Other additions are included such as “Striker Rankings”, the ability to customize supporters in the stadium, and more.

The full patch notes for the September 2022 Mario Strikers: Battle League update are as follows:

Mario Strikers Battle League Pauline Diddy Kong

Nintendo has provided details about the next content update for Mario Strikers: Battle League. Pauline and Diddy Kong are both joining the game, along with a new stadium and more gear, individual rankings based on skill points, customization options for the supporters in the audience, and stadium effect options.

Here’s a first look video:

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