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Nintendo has lifted the review embargo for Super Mario Odyssey, and a number of verdicts are starting to pour in. We’ve rounded up some of the reviews below.

IGN – 10 / 10
GameSpot – 10 / 10
GamesBeat – 100 / 100
Videogamer – 10 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
GameXplain – Mind-blowing
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Polygon – 9.5 / 10
Game Informer – 9.75 / 10
Eurogamer – Essential
Destructoid – 9.5 / 10
VG247 – N/A
GiantBomb – 5 / 5
Nintendo World Report – 10 / 10

The embargo for Metroid: Samus Returns has lifted, and the reviews are in. We’ve rounded up early verdicts for the game below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
IGN – 8.5 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
GameXplain – Loved
Nintendo World Report – 9.5 / 10
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
Destructoid – 8 / 10
Easy Allies – 4.5 / 5
USgamer – 5 / 5
Polygon – 9 / 10
GameReactor – 8 / 10

The review embargo for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle has lifted, and plenty of outlets are beginning to share their thoughts about the game. We’ve compiled some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
IGN – 7.7 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 8.5 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 9 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Eurogamer – Recommended
Destructoid – 7.5 / 10
GameXplain – Liked-A-Lot
GamesBeat – 85 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
TIME – 5 / 5

Sonic Mania is currently suffering from a couple of technical hiccups on Switch. Multiple users have experienced issues with taking screenshots, accessing the Home Menu, and using the power button. The response times are either very slow, or completely nonexistent.

Kotaku says that the issues stem from playing in portable mode, but some players have reported encountering the same problems while the system is docked as well. The site adds that it isn’t happening for everyone, and can be intermittent.

We’re hoping it won’t be too long until an official fix is issued via an update. Thankfully, the issues don’t really affect gameplay.

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Though Sonic Mania only just debuted today, some folks have already completed the game. If you’d like to see the final boss and ending, you can watch the video below.

A lengthy gameplay video is in showing a bunch of Sonic Mania footage on Switch. Take a look at an hour of gameplay below.

Several new Sonic Mania videos are in showing some rather interesting things. Below you’ll find gameplay of a boss fight, an Easter egg involving the SEGA Genesis, and a special secret mode.

SEGA has published the official launch trailer for Sonic Mania, arriving tomorrow on Switch. Watch the video below.

With just a day remaining until the official launch, SEGA has lifted the review embargo for Sonic Mania. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 8.7 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 8.5 / 10
Kotaku – N/A
Eurogamer – Essential
Polygon – 7 / 10
Destructoid – 8 / 10
Videogamer – 7 / 10
GamesBeat – 93 / 100
USgamer – 4 / 5

We’ll have our own review of Sonic Mania ready to go later this week.

Early reviews for Hey! Pikmin are beginning to be published online. For some of the early verdicts, look at our roundup below.

IGN – 6.8 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
USgamer – 3 / 5
Game Informer – 6 / 10
Nintendo Life – 6 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Polygon – 7 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8 / 10

We’ll be publishing our review for Hey! Pikmin as well as Miitopia later this week.