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    Review TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition-

    Boxed in

    Standing out from the crowd of games on the Switch’s eShop right now is a very challenging task indeed; countless indie developers have flocked to the console to show their support and generate sales of their games, and the digital store’s user interface doesn’t really offer much help to lost customers. On gameplay ideas alone,...

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    • TorqueL
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?

    These are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's that time of the week yet again. The working week is finally at an end (well, for some of us, we feel your pain if you have to go to work this weekend), so we're ready to share with you the games playing on our Nintendo Switches and 3DS in the next couple of days. It's a diverse buffet on offer, ranging...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Talking Point
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    Switch eShop

    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Gate Of Doom

    A retro revival

    The 1990 fantasy action arcade game Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal) – by the now-defunct Data East – is the first of 20 titles Flying Tiger Entertainment plans to re-release on Nintendo's latest system. With the assistance of "one of gaming's worst mascots" promoting this retro line, the official rebranding for the Switch...

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    • Gate Of Doom

Friday16th Feb 2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Fe

    Earth Song

    Having cut its teeth with many a black-humoured title in the past - including the wickedly clever Stick It To The Man and the upcoming Flipping Death - you’d think that Swedish developer Zoink Games had found its niche and settled itself in for the long haul. But then along comes Fe, a game that trades funny bones for heart strings and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection Might Be One Release on Switch

    All in one place

    Yesterday brought with it the fascinating news that the upcoming re-release of the Mega Man X series will likely be split between two separate collections, echoing the predecessor collection for the classic Mega Man series. It was assumed that Mega Man Legacy Collection would simply be re-released in two parts as it appeared on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man
  • Rumour Sumo Digital's New Kart Racer Focuses Solely On Sonic And Friends

    No Sega All-Stars this time around?

    Despite Sega's Aaron Webber pouring a bucket of cold water over reports that Sumo Digital is working on a new Sonic & All-Stars racer, the rumours persist. We're now hearing that Sumo is indeed beavering away on a Sonic-themed speed-fest, but this time around it won't be pulling in characters fro

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    • Rumours
    • Sega
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    • Nintendo Switch
  • Weirdness Switch's HD Rumble Helps Australian Man Discover Tumour In His Hand

    "If it hadn’t been for the Switch I wouldn’t have gone to the doctors"

    The Switch's HD Rumble is pretty impressive - but as Australian programmer Chris discovered, it has added benefits. Posting on Reddit, Chris explained that as a huge Nintendo fan, he bought a Switch early on. During one of his many heated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sessions,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Health
  • News Code Your Own Games On Switch With The Return Of Petit Computer

    It's all in the code

    Back in 2015, we at Nintendo Life were loving the power to code and run our own games on Nintendo 3DS, and now that basic programming suite is back as Petit Computer (or SmileBASIC as it's known in the East) heads to Nintendo Switch. Developer SmileBoom has confirmed the former DSI/3DS eShop hit is bound for Nintendo's latest...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hideki Kamiya Is Already Thinking About Bayonetta 4

    And he's not even finished the third game yet

    We've had a double dose of Bayonetta this week thanks to the release of the first and second games on the Nintendo Switch, and the forthcoming third entry must rank as one of the console's most eagerly anticipated titles. You'd think with the third game in active development PlatinumGames' Hideki...

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  • News Analogue's Super Nt Gets Its First Jailbroken Firmware

    You can now run SNES ROMs from an SD card

    When we reviewed the stunning Analogue Super Nt recently we commented that the console's SD card slot might be used to deploy jailbroken firmware that enhances the functionality of the machine - very much in the same way that custom firmware allowed you to do cool stuff on Analogue's previous device,...

    • Retro
    • Analogue
    • SNES
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • Video Nintendo Labo Is Much More Than Cardboard, You Guys

    What's in the box?

    We were lucky enough to go hands-on with Labo ahead of its official announcement some time ago and after that initial swell of hype has faded, we've almost put it to the back of our minds.  However, Nintendo doesn't want you to forget about this cardboard marvel and has released a

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Secret Accessories, Weapons, Characters, And Costumes - How To Unlock Them All

    Keep no secrets

    Bayonetta 2 sure does like its secrets. There are an absolute ton of different items to unlock in the hack and slasher, which either make life easier or much prettier for you. We also want to make life easier for you, so that's why we've rounded up all of the secret accessories, weapons, characters, and costumes in Bayonetta 2 to...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Wii U
    • Guides
    • Switch
  • News Looks Like The Studio That Ported LA Noire Is Working On Dark Souls Remastered

    Reasons to be cheerful

    Yes, it wasn't a fever dream - Dark Souls: Remastered really is coming to Nintendo Switch and it's just over three months out. And as we drag our hollowed form towards that release date, more details are beginning to emerge regarding its development, including who might be dealing with the porting process. According to a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO's Latest Event Is On Right Now, And There's A Brand New Shiny Pokémon

    The Lunar New Year is upon us

    Pokémon GO continues be the mobile hit that keeps on giving, so it's no surprise as one event draws to a close another one is about to take its place. This time it's the turn of the Year of the Dog, with extra stardust being dealt out for any doggy Pokémon caught in the next couple of days. The event kicked off...

    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • Feature Brushing Up On Fox N Forests With Developer Bonus Level

    A love letter to the 16-bit era for seasoned platforming fans.

    Inspired heavily by the golden age of 2D platformers, German developer Bonus Level is bringing Fox N Forest, its gorgeous, season-changing action game to Nintendo Switch after a successful Kickstarter campaign way back in August 2016. It's already made a name for itself on Steam, so with...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive JRPG La Wares Translated Into English

    A late Valentine Day's gift from Dynamic Designs

    Hot on the heels of its complete English translation of Princess Minerva last year, Dynamic Designs is back with a new translation release for yet another Japan only Super Famicom JRPG; Shin Seikoku: La Wares now joins the ever growing list of Super Famicom games that is now accessible to any...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
    • Translation
    • Shin Seikoku: La Wares
  • News Indie Beat 'Em Up I Am The Hero Is Smashing Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    Inspired by the classics

    Ratalaika Games has announced that it will be bringing Crazyant's pixel art, beat 'em up, fighting game I Am The Hero to Nintendo Switch this year. I Am The Hero is described as 'a love note to retro gaming', ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Runner3 Completes Development, Submitted to Nintendo

    The last leg of the race

    Runner3 is one of the higher profile indie games on the horizon for the Switch, continuing the rhythm-platformer gameplay in what seems like an even more outlandish adventure than the last. The game was promised for a 2018 release date, and it seems that the developers are closing in on announcing that release date, as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Runner3
  • News Two New Hamster ACA Titles Dropping Next Week On Switch eShop

    Magical Drop III and Heroic Episode demand your coins

    Data East's love affair with the Nintendo Switch is set to continue next week thanks to Hamster's Arcade Archives label. Magical Drop III drops onto the eShop giving puzzle lovers who keep wandering why Taito's Puzzle Bobble is still a no show on the system something to look forward to. This...

    • Neo Geo
    • Hamster
    • eShop
    • Magical Drop III
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Combo List - All Of The Attack Combos By Weapon

    Switch up your combos

    Bayonetta 2 is all about its combos. If you really want to master the combat system, you're going to have to learn a few of these, and fast. There are a few different combo types as well: ground, air, and unique combos that you can only pull off with a particular weapon. It's worth noting that you can perform all of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Wii U
    • Switch
  • News Splatoon 2's Sloshing Machine Gets A Neo Makeover This Weekend

    Washing machines live longer with Inklings!

    It's the end of another week, so that can only mean one thing! Another weapon variant for Splatoon 2! This time around, it's the turn of the bulky and mortar-like Sloshing Machine, which will now be available as the Sloshing Machine Neo, complete with a snazzy new look. This version of the meaty weapon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News You Can Pre-Order Toki Tori 2+ Right Now And It's Due Out 23rd Feb

    The puzzle adventure goes portable

    Developer Two Tribes has announced its puzzle-adventure sequel Toki Tori 2+ is hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop next week on 23rd February. Previously available on the Wii U eShop, the studio is calling, "the Nintendo Switch Edition is the game's best version yet!" High praise, indeed. Using a whistle and a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Text-Based Adventure Subsurface Circular Is Boarding Switch Next Month

    From Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell

    Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell has revealed that his text-based adventure title Subsurface Circular is bound for Switch next month. Combining superb 3D visuals and a brilliant soundtrack with old-school text adventure mechanics, Subsurface Circular places you in the metal frame of a robot...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mike Bithell
  • News Zany Sports Title Nippon Marathon Sprints Onto Switch This Autumn

    Fling some fruit across Japan

    PQube and Onion Soup Interactive have announced today that the "multiplayer Japanese sports extravaganza" Nippon Marathon will be coming to the Switch later this year. Currently available on Steam Early Access, the four-player racer tasks you with getting ahead of your rivals by any means possible while avoiding...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday15th Feb 2018

  • Nintendo Download 15th February (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    It's Thursday and that can only mean one thing, people - Nintendo Download day! As usual, Nintendo has stuffed its virtual hamper full of tasty downloadable treats for Nintendo Switch and 3DS, so whether its a new indie hit, a Neo Geo classic, a piece of DLC or a much-wanted theme,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Mega Man X Collection May Be Coming in Two Separate Releases

    Zero might have cut it in half

    The end of last year was a great one for Mega Man fans, as Capcom announced that the classic series would be continuing with Mega Man 11. Switch owners were given plenty to look for to as well; not only would Mega Man Legacy Collection and its sequel be coming to the platform, but the Mega Man X games were revealed for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man X
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    Switch eShop

    Review Layers Of Fear: Legacy

    When the horror joins you under the covers

    The horror genre hasn’t had the best of starts when it comes to the Nintendo Switch. Don’t Knock Twice was less than thrilling, and Perception is something we’d rather forget about. Next, up steps Layers Of Fear: Legacy, a port of a title from 2016 that has been re-built to take advantage of the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Layers of Fear Legacy
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mercenaries Saga Chronicles

    Three games, one package

    Mercenaries Saga Chronicles is a bundle of three previously released titles, all launching on Switch for the very first time. The first, Mercenaries Saga: Will Of The White Lions, was a mobile title originally, making this the first time it has ever appeared on a dedicated gaming platform. Rounding up the collection are...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Mercenaries Saga Chronicles
  • Nintendo Download 15th February (Europe)

    Games, games and more games on the EU eShop

    It's that time of the week again as the Nintendo Download rolls around with another treasure chest filled with all manner of virtual goodies. Whether it's a brand new game, an extra piece of DLC, a new theme, a free demo or more, there's always a ton of new content to peruse on Nintendo's myriad eShops...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Nintendo Download
  • News Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Stomps On To Switch In Spring

    Shaq attaq!

    If you have fond memories of the Shaq Fu games of the 16-bit era, then you are in luck. Shaq is back with Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn which is headed to Nintendo Switch at retail in Spring this year. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Xeodrifter

    Mutant Metroids

    Nowadays, Metroidvanias are all the rage with indie developers, all attempting to offer up their own unique take on the genre. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but there's something to be said about the power of simplicity and just going back to the basics. Xeodrifter is a game that plays it straight with the that...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Xeodrifter
  • News This Nintendo-themed Masking Tape Will Keep Your Labo Stuck On-Brand

    Well, that's Christmas sorted

    Nintendo Labo is only two+ months out, so the Big N is slowly beginning to open up pre-orders across the world and unveil official new items to support all that cardboard folding and creative programming. And that includes unveiling a new line of masking tapes complete with Nintendo-themed patterns. They're currently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Video Get To Know Nintendo Labo Even Better With These In-Depth Trailers

    Everything you need to know

    Nintendo Labo is a mere two months away, and with a handful of hands-on events taking place across the UK this week, Nintendo has released a slew of new videos that go into a little more depth on what the new cardboard-based experience will offer. The Overview trailer breaks down the three core pillars of Labo - Make,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Manticore: Galaxy On Fire Will Swoop Onto Switch On 22nd March

    A sci-fi dogfighter on the go

    Publisher Deep Silver and German developer Deep Silver FISHLABS are bringing mobile hit Manticore: Galaxy On Fire to Nintendo Switch, porting a vehicular sci-fi shooter to a much more powerful and versatile handheld platform. The series has already had four installments on mobile, Steam and Mac and it's latest entry...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back

    Auto tuned

    Piano-playing, musically-dueling Polish composer Frédéric Chopin is back again, with a sequel to his stylish piano game Resurrection Of Music, by developer Forever Entertainment. This time, subtitled Evil Strikes Back, our heroic maestro's duty is to rescue his precious Muses from a new, sinister and enigmatic threat (weirdly...

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    • Frederic
  • News Practice Your Llama-Platforming Skills With Superola and The Lost Burgers, Jumping Onto Switch Soon

    Is this a dream?

    Indie developer Undercoders has announced that Superola and The Lost Burgers will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on February 22nd. In the game, players control a burger-loving llama in its quest to recover the delicious hamburgers stolen by an alien hotdog race. Don't worry, we have pinched ourselves to make sure that we...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Shmup Steredenn Is Getting An Expanded Binary Stars Edition On Switch

    It's due 8th March

    French developer Pixelnest Studio has today announced that Steredenn: Binary Stars, a hugely expanded version of the indie hit Steredenn, will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 8th March. 2018. It's a shmup crossed with a roguelike and you can play through its (almost) randomly created environments either solo or with a friend in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Broken Witch Heart Locations - How To Find All 40 Of Them

    Mend a broken heart

    Bayonetta 2 is not an easy game. Each hit you take brings you closer to death, so you'll probably want to give yourself a boost in HP. The way to do that is to collect Broken Witch Hearts. There are 40 of these in total, and much like in The Legend of Zelda, collecting four of these creates a Witch Heart that boosts your health...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
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    • Wii U
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  • News Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition Will Double Up On Switch Next Week

    'Run, jump, cry'

    Ratalaika Games has announced that Twin Robots: Ultimate Edition will be launching on Nintendo Switch on February 23rd. An improved version of 2016's Twin Robots, released on Wii U, this game is a 2.5D platformer in which two little robots have been imprisoned, needing to find the way out of each level in a bid to escape...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Catching Up With Mega Ran Ahead Of His UK Tour

    "I'm really excited to see places I've never seen before"

    Hip hop/ nerd core artist and producer Mega Ran returns to our humble shores this month for a nationwide tour. After securing an exclusive licensing deal with Capcom, the former teacher has toured all over the world and released multiple albums inspired by some of the most revered games and...

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