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  • News Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Will Feature 151 Post-Game Master Trainers, One For Each Pokémon

    The ultimate challenge?

    Just yesterday, we shared the news that Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! will feature 'Master Trainers' - "really powerful trainers" who can be found after you've completed the main story. New information has now been revealed for these intriguing battlers, and it sounds like we have a mighty challenge on our...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Treat Yourself (And Your Ears) To This Stardew Valley Piano Collections Album

    Limited edition CDs available to pre-order

    If you, like many others, are a fan of farming sim and general time-thief Stardew Valley, then you'll no doubt love this piano rendition album of the game's soundtrack. Featuring the very same compositions heard in the game, created by the game's developer ConcernedApe, the album contains 22 tracks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Stardew Valley
    • Music
  • Feature The Console Wars Are Back With The Analogue Mega Sg, The First FPGA Sega Console

    "We've got no interest in nostalgia gimmicks or making toys"

    In the field of 'new' retro hardware, one name arguably stands out. Analogue started its life with the gloriously insane (and incredibly expensive) wooden Neo Geo MVS, but it was the Analogue Nt that really took the firm to the big leagues. Authentic NES hardware contained in an a

    • Features
    • Analogue
    • Sega
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • News Get Discounts On Zelda, Super Mario RPG And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    A Halloween treat

    The second batch of game discounts for October has been released on the European My Nintendo rewards website, giving players the chance to spend their points on yet another line up of 3DS and Wii U games. This time around sees a spooky Zelda classic just in time for Halloween, a Super Mario favourite on SNES, and Game Freak's...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
  • News Dragon Quest X Could Make It To The West As An Offline Version

    Says Dragon Quest producer

    Dragon Quest executive producer Yū Miyake has expressed his desire to bring the currently Japan-only Dragon Quest X to the west, suggesting that an offline version of the game could be the way to do just that. The news comes from the Super Dragon Quest X TV Fall Festival 10-Hour Special 2018 broadcast, during which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dragon Quest
  • Video Ubisoft Releases Cinematic Starlink: Battle For Atlas Launch Trailer

    And now we want a movie

    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is out today on Nintendo Switch, and Ubisoft has shared a brand new launch trailer to celebrate the game's release. As you can see above, the new trailer goes for the epic, cinematic approach, focusing on the dreams of a young boy who wants nothing more than to fly around space in the coolest ship...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Video
  • News Pokémon GO's Top Gym Defenders Have Just Been Nerfed As Part Of The Gen 4 Update

    Other Pokémon see large boosts

    Pokémon GO doesn't like to tamper with its beautiful collection of fictional monsters very often, but a big rebalancing of stats has now (kind of) happened, resulting in nerfs and boosts of the usual stars in the game. Let us explain... Last night, an update went live in the game, with eager fans instantly noticing...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News Fortnite Introduces Ranked Online Tournaments, New Two-Seater Vehicle Also Added

    Updates, updates, updates...

    Today sees the release of Fortnite version 6.10, bringing the usual dose of weekly updates to the game's performance and a whole new way to play. Perhaps the biggest inclusion from this latest patch is the addition of in-game tournaments. A new 'Events' tab has been added to the game, with a list of tournaments...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mega Man 11 Was Developed By Just 40 People, Staff "Very Clear" On Their Own Responsibilities

    Teams often in the hundreds

    The recent launch of Mega Man 11 has brought with it an excellent resurgence for the Blue Bomber, combining the series' much-loved classic gameplay with modern twists to keep things interesting. Despite this development success, though, the team working on the game behind the scenes was made up of just 40 people - a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
  • News Morphies Law Had Disappointing Launch, Devs Planning New Free Content To Bring Players Back

    "We need to make a big splash"

    When Switch-exclusive Morphies Law was first announced, and then when it surprise-launched on the eShop just a couple of months ago, its unique online shooter gameplay grabbed the attention of many - ourselves included. Shooting a particular body part sees you steal mass, reducing your opponent's stature and increasing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Zelda-Like Open World Pokémon Game Is "Still On The Cards", Says Junichi Masuda

    Potentially for Switch

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! releasing in just one month from today, and with yet another mainline series entry planned for 2019, players of all playstyles and experience levels will have something to get stuck into in the very near future. Of course, we don't know exactly how 2019's game will play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News This Lovely Boo Bean Bag Chair Will Steal Your Heart, And Your Money

    Pre-orders open now

    If you're looking for a great new chair for your gaming room, a bright and bold feature piece for your front room, or even if you just love cuddly Nintendo things, this Boo bean bag chair is absolutely for you. Boos may well be frightening in Mario's games (in the most adorable way possible, of course) but this one looks like...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Accessories
  • News Skybound Games Hosting Reddit AMA For The Walking Dead: The Final Season

    Ask anything

    Following the news of mass layoffs at Telltale last month, Skybound Games announced it had acquired the rights to publish and develop the remaining episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season. The Walking Dead: Season Two and

    • Telltale
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • Video Adventure Awaits In This New Trailer For Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu And Eevee

    Not long to go now

    In the lead up to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! next month, Nintendo's UK YouTube channel has released a new trailer. This fresh clip shows some new locations and scenes that haven't previously been displayed. It also provides a glimpse of the character customisation feature - including the ability to change...

    • Video
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Photorealistic Graphics Didn't Match Welcoming Nature Of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee

    "Just wasn't really working"

    While Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! reportedly offers plenty of challenging post-game content for veterans of the series, it's primarily being marketed as an entry-level Pokémon game - with an emphasis on providing a relaxing experience. This applies to the gameplay as well as the audio and visual...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Toki Tori Developer Two Tribes Teases Mobile Game Swap This! For Switch eShop

    To be confirmed

    At the start of this month, the Dutch developer Two Tribes - best known for games like Toki Tori and RIVE - said it was bringing another one of its small-sized releases to the Nintendo Switch. A tweet has now been posted, teasing an image of a YouTube trailer: Overlooking demands for a new Toki Tori game, fans have narrowed it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Team Cherry's Decision To Cancel Hollow Knight On Wii U Was Hard, But Ultimately For The Best

    "We’d promised to get the game on there"

    The indie title Hollow Knight has been a roaring success since it was released on the Nintendo Switch eShop earlier this year. In the first two weeks, the bug-ridden Metroidvania sold over 250,000 copies. The free and final DLC -

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

Monday15th Oct 2018

  • Review Starlink: Battle For Atlas - A Shining Example Of Open World Star Fox Done Right

    Ubisoft’s new odyssey will have a Mass Effect

    It takes guts to try and revive a dormant genre, especially one that burned bright in the zeitgeist before extinguishing itself just as fast. Activision and Harmonix tried such a feat with Guitar Hero Live and Rock Band 4 back in 2015, but their hopes of a resurgent rhythm-action craze never found the...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Starlink
  • Video Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Mod Adds Bowsette

    Link better watch out

    As Nintendo has nothing to say about the internet's obsession with Bowsette, modders continue to take matters into their own hands by adding the fan-made creation to multiple games. We've previously seen Bowsette as the final boss in

    • Video
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Bowsette
    • Zelda
  • News This Diablo III Limited Edition Switch Console Hits Stores Next Month

    Update: Exclusive to GameStop in US

    Nintendo has revealed a brand new Diablo III-themed limited edition Switch console set to be available later this year. Scheduled for release on the game's launch date of 2nd November, this Switch bundle includes a console and dock featuring Diablo III artwork, a download code for Diablo III: Eternal Collection,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
  • Review Mark Of The Ninja: Remastered - A Stellar Stealth Hit That's Better Than Ever

    Hello darkness, my old friend

    In 2012, Klei Entertainment (which would later go on to produce Don’t Starve) debuted Mark of the Ninja on the Xbox Live Arcade, introducing a bold 2D take on the stealth genre. Boasting gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and tight, open-ended gameplay, this new platformer quickly developed a reputation for its quality,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mark of the Ninja
  • News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Will Feature "Master Trainers" After The Main Story

    Time to up the challenge

    Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have been dividing the opinion of Pokémon fans everywhere since they were first announced; eager fans of the series in its current state - and especially those who play competitively - have expressed concern and even outrage at the games' Pokémon GO-inspired traits, while...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO AR+ Is Now Supported On Android Devices

    Real size Pokémon

    It's easy to forget Pokémon GO is an augmented reality mobile game if you don't actually use this feature on a regular basis. Perhaps Niantic's latest news might tempt you to reactivate it, assuming you're an Android user. Following last year's iOS update which added support for the AR kit, ARCore can now be downloaded from the...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Niantic
  • News Zen Studios Under Fire For Censorship In Pinball FX3, Explains It Was To Keep Game "Family-Friendly"

    Good intentions

    In September, Zen Studios revealed it had acquired the Williams and Bally pinball collection for Pinball FX3. At the time of the announcement, the Managing Director revealed the development team had grown up admiring these pinball machines and were devoted to treating each of the beloved tables with a great level of respect. Since...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News This Nintendo Switch 'Safe' Keeps Your Console And Game Card Slot Under Lock And Key

    You can still turn it on, though

    A Nintendo Switch 'Game Console Safe' has appeared on the market, giving customers the chance to rather literally lock their console to its dock for more security. The item is currently being sold on Etsy from seller 3Dexpressions, with its product description highlighting just some of the situations in which it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Accessory Review tomtoc Nintendo Switch Cases

    A case for every situation

    The Switch is arguably Nintendo's most premium-feeling handheld console ever released, with its smart and sleek design making earlier systems feel a little clunkier (and more able to take a battering) as a result. Thanks to this, as well as the fact that it comes with a whole range of extras that you wouldn't usually need...

    • Accessory Review
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Features
  • News Super Mario Party's First Week Japan Sales Outperform Previous Entry On Wii U

    The life of the party

    In its opening weekend in Japan, Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch sold 142,868 copies. Joy-Con sales were also reportedly up by "+200%" (three times the regular amount) during this launch period. It's likely no surprise to hear the game has now significantly outsold sales of the previous entry in the series,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • News The World Ends With You Debuts At Number 21 In UK Charts, Super Mario Party Sales Drop 45%

    Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII on top

    In a week relatively quiet on the Nintendo release front, third-party titles have once again charged their way to the top of the UK charts. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII takes the top spot this time around, with a dramatic fall in physical sales over last year's edition suggesting that the general shift to digital...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Random Pokémon Cards Inspired By Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' Are Headed To Japan

    Yep, seriously

    We know that Pokémon's pretty popular, and that the series tends to collaborate with other franchises, retailers, and anything else going, but this is one tie-in we never thought we'd see. Introducing the Edvard Munch x Pokémon Trading Card crossover. With designs for Pikachu, Eevee, Psyduck, Mimikyu, and Rowlet, the cards are...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Accessories
    • Toys
    • Japan
  • News Arcade Fighter SkyScrappers Is Punching Its Way To Switch With An Exclusive TATE Mode

    Out later this month

    Ground Shatter and Ant Workshop have revealed that SkyScrappers, an arcade-style, multiplayer fighting game, will be available on Nintendo Switch later this month. The game throws players onto a variety of exploding skyscrapers, where they must race, scrap, and scale their way up crumbling brickwork to reach the top. Players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Tricky Towers - A Tetris-Like Puzzler Best Suited To Multiplayer Madness

    Feel the magic

    Nintendo has always been known for dominating the portable gaming space, but much of its early success can no doubt be chalked up to the viral popularity of Tetris, which came as a pack-in game. The block puzzler has since become an institution of gaming, with a version available on just about every electronic device with a screen and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Tricky Towers
  • Random Mojang Wants Your Cat In Minecraft

    Is your feline better than the rest?

    Mojang and Microsoft are running a cat contest in Minecraft. Basically, it's a chance for one lucky player to have their very own feline added to the game. Here's how the competition came about: Our excellent pixel artist, Jasper Boestra, has already designed loads of cute-tacular new cat skins that are coming...

    • Random
    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random This Marimba Rendition Of The Super Mario Bros. Theme Is Utter Perfection

    Do do do, dodo, do, doooo

    The Super Mario Bros. Theme, or 'Overworld Theme', has gone from being just one of six tracks in the original Super Mario Bros., to becoming the theme of the entire series, one of the most instantly recognisable pieces of music in Nintendo's entire library, and arguably one of the most - if not the most - iconic tracks in...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
  • News Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso Will Bring A Classical Dose Of Rhythm Action To Switch

    A "high-end piano music game"

    Korean developer Superb Corp. has announced Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso, a rhythm game set to be released on Nintendo Switch. Pianista: The Legendary Virtuoso is described as "a high-end piano music game", featuring music from 23 of the world's greatest composers from the Baroque to the Romantic period. The game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hand Of Fate 2's The Servant And The Beast DLC Is Headed To Switch "Soon"

    Out now on other platforms

    Defiant Development's deck-building RPG Hand of Fate 2 is receiving a new batch of DLC, with the Switch version set to be released "soon". 'The Servant and the Beast' invites players to return to the Dealer’s table once again, featuring a brand-new campaign that sees our hero strike a bargain with a monstrous entity who...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Monster Energy Supercross Is Getting A Sequel, And It'll Be Speeding Onto Switch Early Next Year

    'The Official Videogame 2'

    Milestone and Feld Entertainment have officially revealed Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 for release next year. Just like its predecessor, the game will be arriving on Switch. This new edition puts players at the centre of the sport, expanding upon the original game with a renewed career mode (where...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday14th Oct 2018

  • News Sonic Double Pack For Nintendo Switch Listed On Amazon Italy

    Twice as fast

    Sonic Mania Plus is arguably the greatest Sonic game of all-time. Among critics, it became the highest-rated outing for the blue blur in 25 years. Its original launch in 2017 and DLC update earlier this year also had fantastic sales on the Switch. If you haven't picked up Sonic's latest game in physical form just yet, this latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Square Enix Is Releasing A Demo For Dragon Quest Builders 2

    Build before you buy

    Although the west only received Dragon Quest Builders on the Nintendo Switch at this start of this year, Square Enix is already well into the development cycle of Dragon Quest Builders 2. At a recent Japanese event, producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto revealed the team would start work on a demo for the sequel, once the full version of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News Sega Wants Simultaneous Video Game Releases Worldwide

    Also plans to revive idle IP

    Sega Sammy's integrated report for 2018 has revealed one of the Japan-based company's "Road to 2020" objectives is to simultaneously release games worldwide. The report touches on the localisation of Japanese games and explains how better quality translations result in a more positive reception from players worldwide...

    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Business
  • Random Introducing Gooigi, Your New Co-Op Partner In Luigi's Mansion

    A star is born

    Now that Luigi's Mansion for 3DS has been released in the US, we can apparently share an odd secret about the game that Nintendo requested reviewers not to mention. Even though the remake is based on the 2001 GameCube launch title, the new version of Luigi's Mansion does include some additional features like amiibo support and a...

    • Random
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Luigi
  • Feature Our Favourite Mario Party Memories

    The Nintendo Life team share tales of glory and broken friendships

    The Mario Party series is intended to engender friendly competition in a colourful, cartoon-like world, but as we all know, it rarely ends up like that. Few Nintendo franchises are capable of totally destroying relationships like this one, and since the inception of the series in the...

    • Features
    • Mario Party
    • Super Mario Party
  • News Nintendo Aiming To Resolve Mario Tennis Aces Co-Op Challenge Error By 16th October

    Finding a fix

    If you've been playing Mario Tennis Aces on the Nintendo Switch recently with a friend or family member, you may have encountered an error where the software immediately closes when you enter the "Co-Op Challenge" mode. Nintendo has now issued an update on the situation in the support section of its website - with a fix expected to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Mario

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