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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.

With the embargo lifting just a few minutes ago, reviews for Splatoon 2 are pouring in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
GameXplain – Loved
Eurogamer – Recommended
GamesBeat – 90 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 8 / 10
Nintendo Life – 10 / 10
Videogamer – 8 / 10
Destructoid – 8.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8.5 / 10
USgamer – 4 / 5

ARMS reviews roundup

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Early reviews of ARMS are now starting to pour in. Various outlets are sharing their opinions about Nintendo’s new Switch fighter, launching next week. We’ve rounded up some of the reviews below.

Nintendo Everything – Thumbs Up
IGN – 8 / 10
GameSpot – 7 / 10
Game Informer – 8.25 / 10
Gamereactor – 7 / 10
Videogamer – 5 / 10
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Eurogamer – Recommended
Easy Allies – 3.5 / 5
GamesBeat – 80 / 100
Polygon – 8 / 10
GameXplain – Liked-A-Lot
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 8 / 10
USGamer – 3 / 5
Shacknews – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 4.5 / 5

The first handful of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers began to surface today now that the game’s embargo has lifted. We’ve compiled some of these verdicts below.

Nintendo Everything – Hand Sideways
USgamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 7 / 10
Gamereactor – 5 / 10
Nintendo Life – N/A
NintendoWorldReport – N/A
Shacknews – 5 / 10
GameXplain – N/A
Eurogamer – “Avoid”

Nintendo lifted the review embargo on Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia earlier today. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the notable verdicts thus far:

Nintendo Everything – “Thumbs Up”
IGN – 7.8 / 10
GameSpot – 9 / 10
Game Informer – 7 / 10
GameXplain – “Liked-A-Lot”
Nintendo Enthusiast – 9.5 / 10
Nintendo Life – 9 / 10
Nintendo World Report – 9 / 10
Destructoid – 7.5 / 10
GamesRadar – 4 / 5
USgamer – 3.5 / 5
EGM – 8.5 / 10
Kotaku – N/A

It’ll be a little while longer until Yooka-Laylee hits Switch, but reviews for the game based on its initial launch are starting to come in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

IGN – 7 / 10
GameSpot – 6 / 10
Game Informer – 8 / 10
Polygon – 5.5 / 10
GameXplain – “Liked”
USGamer – 3 / 5
Destructoid – 8 / 10
GamesRadar – 3 / 5
Eurogamer – N/A