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Nintendo has lifted the reviews embargo for Mario Kart 8. For an overview of the early verdicts, check out our roundup below.

IGN – 9 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Polygon – 9 / 10
Eurogamer – 10 / 10
EDGE – 9 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 7.5 / 10
CVG – 9 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
GameTrailers – 8.6 / 10
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
Joystiq – 4.5 / 5
DigitalSpy – 4 / 5
VideoGamer – 9 / 10
USGamer – 4.5 / 5
Destructoid – 9 / 10
GamesBeat – 85 / 100
Gamereactor – 9/10
Kotaku – “Yes”
ONM – 96%
NowGamer – 8.5 / 10

Reviews for Child of Light are just now starting to land. We’ll round up the verdicts below as they arrive.

VideoGamer – 9 / 10
Destructoid – 8.5 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Polygon – 6.5 / 10
EDGE – 5 / 10
NowGamer – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 4.5 / 5
Eurogamer – 8 / 10
CVG – 8 / 10
Game Informer – 8 / 10

Reviews for Kirby Triple Deluxe have started to arrive. You’ll find a roundup of the first verdicts below.

IGN – 6 / 10
EDGE – 7 / 10
Eurogamer – 8 / 10
DigitalSpy – 4 / 5
Nintendo Life – 7 / 10
VideoGamer – 7 / 10
NowGamer – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
USGamer – 4 / 5
Polygon – 7.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 3.5 / 5
Game Informer – 8.5 / 10
GameTrailers – 8.7 / 10
Destructoid – 8 / 10
Joystiq – 4 / 5
NintendoWorldReport – 8.5 / 10

Nintendo has now lifted the review embargo for Mario Golf: World Tour. Here’s a quick look at the game’s critical reception thus far:

IGN – 8.6 / 10
DigitalSpy – 3 / 5
Eurogamer – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – N/A
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
VideoGamer – 7 / 10
EDGE – 6 / 10
CVG – 7 / 10
NowGamer – 8 / 10

Reviews for Yoshi’s New Island have started to land. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Polygon – 7.5
Joystiq – 4 / 5
Eurogamer – 4 / 10
CVG – 6 / 10
Nintendo Life – 5 / 10
USGamer – 4 / 5
NintendoWorldReport – 7.5 / 10
DigitalSpy – 3 / 5
EDGE – 4 / 10
IGN – 7.9 / 10
GameSpot – 5 / 10
GameTrailers – 7.8 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Giant Bomb – 3 / 5
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Shacknews – 5 / 10

Reviews for Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy are starting to pour in ahead of the game’s North American launch on Friday. We’ll round up verdicts throughout the day below.

Joystiq – 3.5 / 5
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Shacknews – 7 / 10
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
GamesBeat – 88 / 100
USGamer – 4 / 5

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s reviews are just now starting to arrive. You can find a roundup of verdicts below.

Destructoid – 10 / 10
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
USGamer – 9 / 10
EDGE – 7 / 10
Eurogamer – 7 / 10
GamesRadar – 9.1 / 10
Polygon – 8.5 / 10
IGN – 9 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Joystiq – 4 / 5
Polygon – 8.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
DigitalSpy – 4 / 5
NintendoWorldReport – 8.5 / 10
CVG – 8 / 10

Since Bravely Default isn’t out in North America until February, there aren’t a whole lot of reviews published for Bravely Default. However, it’s true that the game launched in Europe last week, and a few verdicts emerged leading up the game’s release in PAL territories. A roundup of reviews can be found below.

EDGE – 8 / 10
Eurogamer – 8 / 10
IGN – 8.6 / 10
ONM – 90 / 100
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 9.5 / 10
NowGamer – 9 / 10

Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds aren’t the only Nintendo games releasing today. Nintendo has also launched Mario Party: Island Tour, which is now available throughout stores in North America.

Here’s a roundup of how the critics feel about World Tour:

CVG – 4 / 10
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
IGN – 5.5 / 10
Nintendo Life – 6 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 8.5 / 10

Reviews have started to go live for Super Mario 3D World. We’ll keep this post updated with verdicts that come in throughout the day.

CVG – 10 / 10
Destructoid – 10 / 10
DigitalSpy – 5 / 5
EDGE – 9 / 10
Eurogamer – 10 / 10
Game Informer – 9.25 / 10
GamesBeat – 97 / 100
GameSpot – 9 / 10
GamesRadar – 4.5 / 5
GamesTM – 9 / 10
GameTrailers – 9.5 / 10
IGN – 9.6 / 10
Joystiq – 5 / 5
Kotaku – “Yes”
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
NintendoWorldReport – 10 / 10
NowGamer – 9 / 10
ONM – 93 / 100
Polygon – 9 / 10
Shacknews – 9 / 10
USGamer – 4.5 / 5
Videogamer – 9 / 10