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Pokemon Scarlet Violet reviews

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are just a couple of days away from reaching Switch, and reviews for the games are now starting to appear. Nintendo just lifted the official embargo.

The latest entries in the well-known franchise are offering something brand new with the open world of the Paldea region. Players can traverse land, water, and air by riding Koraidon in Scarlet and Miraidon in Violet. Many new creatures are appearing for the first time including the starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. There are plenty of other hooks like the Terastal Phenomenon in which Pokemon can gain special power, co-op play with the Union Circle, and more.

Here’s a roundup of some initial Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet reviews:

Sonic Frontiers is about to release five years after the previous mainline 3D entry in the series, and reviews are now starting to come in. We’re hoping to have our own verdict eventually, but we’ll note that SEGA hasn’t shared a Switch code with us yet.

Sonic Frontiers is the first entry in the series to use the open zone concept, which Sonic Team hopes will be the next core pillar of the franchise with Takashi Iizuka saying it’s “that next step for the next 10 years.” Players can now explore a number of huge islands, but those looking for more traditional levels can venture through the Cyber Space stages. There are other new elements here including totally redone combat, a skill tree system, and more.

Bayonetta 3 reviews

Bayonetta 3 is about to make its debut on Switch, and ahead of its launch later this week, the first wave of reviews are starting to come online. Nintendo just lifted the embargo.

Bayonetta 3 follows the previous game on Wii U that released nearly a decade ago. The title still has the over-the-top climax action gameplay the franchise is known for, but introduces some new elements. With the Demon Masquerade ability, Bayonetta can channel the demon linked to her weapon for some action options. The likes of Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae can be controlled during battle. Viola, a feisty witch in training who fights with a sword and has the demon Cheshire at her side, is also a new addition.

Splatoon 3 reviews

With Splatoon 3 set for release in just a few days, reviews for the Switch exclusive are starting to come online. Nintendo lifted the embargo just a few moments ago.

Splatoon 3 builds on the shooting gameplay of its predecessors. This time around, the sun-scorched desert of Splatlands is featured. There are new moves available to dodge attacks and cover more ground, plus a new bow-shaped weapon to sling ink and new special weapons, such as the scuttling Crab Tank. Turf War, Salmon Run, and the Story Mode featuring the “Return of the Mammalians” campaign are the main modes. Splatfests are back, but now feature Tricolor Turf War – a mode where three teams compete at the same time and the first-place team must defend themselves in a unique 4-v-2-v-2 battle.

Here’s the roundup of reviews for Splatoon 3:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 reviews

We’re just a few days out from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launching on Switch, and first reviews are now starting to come online. Nintendo just lifted an embargo on the game.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will bring together the futures of the first two entries in the series, though it can also be played by anyone that doesn’t have experience with the franchise. The game has a huge world to explore, RPG combat with a new Ouroboros fusion mechanic, and more. The whole experience is presented with the nations of Keves and Agnus fighting to extend their lives long enough to realize a 10-year period of service. A group of six soldiers from rival nations will look to put aside their differences and work together to expose a new threat.

Here’s the roundup of early reviews for Xenoblade Chronicles 3:

live a live reviews

The HD-2D remake of Live A Live for Switch was announced for Switch towards the start of the year, and reviews are now starting to go online with the RPG just a few days out from landing on the console.

This marks the first time that the 1994 RPG will be leaving Japan. It came out for the Super Famicom back in the day, but never saw an official localization.


Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes will be seeing its debut later this week, and reviews for the musou title are now starting to go live. Nintendo lifted its embargo on the game just a few minutes ago.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes “takes the world and characters of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and spins a new tale.” True to the genre, players can control various characters and take on hordes of enemies while giving orders to allies. Outside of battle, they can interact with characters from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Here’s a roundup of early reviews for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes:

Mario Strikers: Battle League reviews

Reviews for Mario Strikers: Battle League are now starting to come in ahead of the game’s launch in just a couple of days.

The action sports title continues the legacy of the series that started out on the GameCube and then saw a second entry on Wii. Mario Strikers: Battle League contains the core essence the series is known for with 5-on-5, soccer-like gameplay. This time around, players can customize character gear that change their appearance and attributes. Additionally, with the Strikers Club, you can band together with up to 20 strikers online and compete against other clubs for points.

Pokemon Legends Arceus reviews

The next major Pokemon game is almost here with Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and reviews are now starting to come in. Nintendo lifted the embargo on the Switch title just a few minutes ago and the first verdicts are now live.

Below are the first wave of reviews for Pokemon Legends: Arceus:

pokemon brilliant diamond shining pearl reviews

Ahead of this week’s launch, reviews for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl are now starting to emerge. Nintendo just lifted the embargo on the two Switch games.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl were announced for Switch this past February. New trailers and information have been shared regularly since then, though it’s safe to say that these are traditional remakes. While the graphics have been spruced up and a few new features are included, the DS games haven’t seen a radical overhaul. We recently shared a video – available here – discussing the remakes and why The Pokemon Company opted for this approach.

Here’s a roundup of some early reviews for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl:

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