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  • Feature Lumines Remastered Is Music To Our Ears At BitSummit

    Maestro Tetsuya Mizuguchi revisits a classic number

    At last weekend's Bitsummit indie games event in Kyoto, Japan, Tetsuya Mizuguchi of REZ and Child of Eden fame showed off his latest project - a remaster of beloved music-puzzle game, Lumines. As advocates for using the interaction between music and games in pioneering ways, it was great to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Interviews
    • Features
  • News Legendary Eleven Brings The Golden Age Of The World Cup To Switch This June

    Football's coming home

    If FIFA 18 isn't enough football action for you this World Cup year, then you might want to check out Eclipse Games' upcoming Legendary Eleven: Epic Football. Described as an "epic" arcade football title "inspired by the golden age of football spanning the '70s to the '90s", Legendary Eleven features fluid gameplay,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Resident Evil 7 Cloud Brings Both Good and Bad to Nintendo Switch

    Anytime, some places, on your own

    Cloud gaming is something that's been banded around for ruddy years now, and whilst it's had its successes and failures, it's never properly made its break into the public's hearts. That's not necessary about to happen when Resident Evil 7 comes to Japanese Switch through a cloud streaming system, but it's still...

    • Resident Evil
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review Fox n Forests

    How does the fox play? (ring-ding-ding)

    Although the idea of indie games using retro graphics is about as overdone as a chicken cooked in a volcano, very few of them are authentic. With a few exceptions – Shovel Knight and VVVVVV immediately spring to mind – the majority of indie games using 8-bit and 16-bit style visuals would simply never have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fox n Forests
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    Switch

    Review Runner3

    Run, run, as fast as you can

    Unless you’ve had experience of the BIT.TRIP games previously, you’d be forgiven for thinking Runner3 is a platform game; Commander Video and his pink lady friend counterpart both jump, kick and slide their way through obstacle-laden courses. So on the surface it looks that way and through a certain pick up in...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Runner3
  • News Some Classic Kanto Pokémon Are Coming To Pokémon GO In Alolan Form

    A little Sun and Moon action

    There are exciting things on the horizon for us Pokémon GO players, with developer Niantic revealing some familiar faces are making their way to the mobile title soon. In a post on its official blog, it was revealed some classic Kanto monsters will be making their way to the ranks, albeit in their Alolan form...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Pokemon
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    Switch eShop

    Review Disco Dodgeball - REMIX

    If you can dodge a wrench

    Breaking away from its custom of pumping out pinball titles at an impressive rate, Zen Studios has decided to bring Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball back to life but with a much snappier name. The first iteration saw release on PC three years ago and now Switch owners can join in with minimal differences from...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Disco Dodgeball
  • News It's Master Mummy Vs Max Brass In The Latest ARMS Party Crash

    Down to brass tacks

    It's been a little while since ARMS held another badge-happy Party Crash - with Spring Man and Ninjara having gone head to head earlier in the month - but the drought has come to an end with Nintendo confirming the new event will see Master Mummy and Max Brass bringing the pain from Friday 25th May. With the big, Teenage Mutant...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Events
  • News No Plans For Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 On Nintendo Switch, Treyarch Says

    That's that, then

    Activision's latest shooty-shooty-boom-boom game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was officially revealed to the world late last week, but one thing missing from the presentation was any mention of a Switch version - something that many had optimistically expected, given recent rumours.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Call of Duty
    • Treyarch
  • News Looks Like Sega's New Sonic Racing Game Will Be Rolling Out Of The Garage Soon

    "Get ready. It’s on the horizon"

    The fact that Sega is working on a new Sonic racing title isn't a secret anymore; the company teased the logo at SXSW, after all.  However, we know precious little about the game itself - but that's about to change, according to Sega's PR and social media guru Aaron Webber, who said this during a recent...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Charges Into Third Place In The UK Charts

    Wii U sales were higher, though

    In a sequence of events that won't surprise many, Sony's God of War has remained at the top of the UK charts for a fifth consecutive week, but Nintendo's latest release has made a dent on proceedings. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has secured a third place spot in what has been a quiet week for new releases,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hyrule Warriors
    • UK
    • Charts
  • Random Watch Game Of Thrones Composer Play That Iconic Theme Tune On Nintendo Labo

    Cardboard is coming!

    With Game of Thrones' eight and final season to set to arrive until 2019 (boo, hiss), and a long eternity until George RR Martin ever finishes writing The Winds of Winter, we've been left with a Westeros-shaped hole in lives. Thankfully, series composer Ramin Djawadi is on hand to help ease that painful wait for closure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Brand New Character And Plot Point Revealed For Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Things are looking dark

    Nintendo has released a new song coming to Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, revealing a brand new character and an interesting hint at a potential plot in the process. Meet Dedf1sh, a DJ from the Splatoon universe who had a bright, promising future. As the tweet below states, Dedf1sh was pursuing the idea of ideal music,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News German Ratings Board Suggests Batman: The Enemy Within Will Swoop Onto Switch

    Why so serious?

    Back in 2017, Telltale brought the first series of its brilliant take the Caped Crusader with Batman - The Telltale Series, but we've had very little else on the DC front since. Well, a recent rating from Germany's USK suggests the second series, Batman: The Enemy Within, could be ready to follow suit. Warner Bros has yet to...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Team Donnie Takes The Win In Splatoon 2's First Splatfest Tournament

    A true hero in a half-shell

    The last three weeks have played host to Splatoon 2's first ever tournament-structured Splatfest, with all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battling it out through first round stages, and then a grand final

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • Random Play Your Wii U Anytime, Anywhere With This Fan-Made Playable Coat

    Yes, really...

    We've seen a whole host of weird and wonderful fan-made things over the years here at Nintendo Life, and this latest invention is certain to kickstart the week in the best way possible. Introducing the Wii U Gaming Coat. Created by My Mate VINCE, this coat allows you to take your precious Wii U anywhere you like, giving you the...

    • Random
    • Wii U
    • Fan Made
  • News Resident Evil 7 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In Japan

    But there are a few catches...

    It’s fair to say that Resident Evil 7 surprised the gaming community back in early 2017. As well as being a dramatic departure and reinvention of the franchise, what was more interesting to most was that it was actually really good. More than good.  Developer Capcom has been a strong supporter of the Nintendo...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch

    Review Little Nightmares: Complete Edition

    A little bit Maw

    Bestowed with a disquieting atmosphere and visual imagination, Little Nightmares makes a terrific first impression. A side-on platform-puzzler in the vein of Playdead’s exceptional Limbo and Inside - with a similarly dark palette - the game casts the player as Six, a nine-year-old girl who must navigate her way from the depths of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Little Nightmares

Saturday19th May 2018

  • Feature Some Mario Games Just Can't Be Played Properly Anymore

    At least five, anyway

    Video games are a funny medium; one's released, and about a year afterwards you're not likely to be able to buy a brand new copy of it unless you're very lucky or it gets a second run. As such they age, and in a time of online patches and internet servers being so integral it's likely only going to get harder to play games...

    • Retro
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • CD-i
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock All Costumes

    Get dressed

    There's a bunch of different characters to unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and each of them has various different costumes they can wear. These are often based on outfits from previous The Legend of Zelda games. In this guide, we're going to help you unlock all costumes for each character in the game. We'll list all of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived, just in time to rescue us all from the dread and gloom of the working week. Even if you've got to work a little more this weekend, hopefully you'll have the time to play some new (or old) games on your Nintendo console of choice. The team at Nintendo Life certainly are, so here are our...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Link Heart Piece And Containers Guide

    Get a life

    What? Just because Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition isn't a traditional Zelda game, doesn't mean it can't have heart pieces. There's a ton to gather here, and if you gather four of them you'll get an extra heart. There's even heart containers to collect that give you a full heart each time you collect one. That's good because...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Friday18th May 2018

  • Rumour Fresh Details Of Star Fox: Grand Prix Suggest It's Not Like F-Zero At All, Thanks Very Much

    So there

    While it's a long way from being confirmed as solid fact, there seems to be an almost unstoppable momentum behind rumours that Retro Studios is working on a racing game set in the Star Fox universe. Dubbed "Star Fox: Grand Prix", this rumoured title broke cover earlier this week, immediately triggering some hoots of derision from...

    • Rumours
    • Star Fox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock Zelda, Link, And All Other Characters

    Hyrule the world

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition combines the universe and characters of The Legend of Zelda with the addictive Dynasty Warriors franchise to create a pretty intriguing mashup. It still feels like a Zelda game – you play as Link, grab the Master Sword, and rescue Zelda – but the gameplay is all Dynasty Warriors. That means...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News Nintendo Switch Only Accounted For 7% Of Ubisoft's Yearly Revenue

    Mario + Rabbids still going strong

    Ubisoft has released its full year sales and earnings figures for the 2017-18 period, providing us with a breakdown of how the company's games performed across various platforms and regions. A chart showing the difference in sales between rival platforms shows that the Switch accounted for just 7%, with PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • News Owlboy On Nintendo Switch Made A Profit Within 24 Hours Of Launch

    Flying high

    We love Owlboy here at Nintendo Life - just check out Ryan's glowing 9/10 review for proof of that - and it turns out a lot of you do, too. So well, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch port turned a profit for developer D-Pad Studio within 24 hours of launch. The news was revealed in a recent AMA on Reddit by programmer and CEO J-Remi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review Fairune Collection

    Fairuno, Fairdue, Fairtre

    Skipmore’s charming Legend of Zelda/Ys retro mash-up did some good service for 3DS owners in the past and it's once again being brought to the spotlight thanks to a compilation of both titles (and a couple of extra ones) in this new Fairune Collection. Are these brain-teasing adventures worth taking once again? Let's give...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fairune Collection
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - All Weapons And How To Unlock Them

    Blade master

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is all about destroying hordes – and we mean hordes – of typical Zelda opponents in your quest to grab the Master Sword and 'rescue' Zelda. It's only natural, then, that you want to unlock all of the various weapons on offer. In this guide, we're going to help you do just that. We've put...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News Hover Will Now Pull Off Some Gnarly Tricks On Nintendo Switch

    Sorry, Wii U folks

    Remember Hover: Revolt of Gamers? That Kickstarted open-world title that looks like a mashup between Mirror's Edge, Jet Set Radio and TrickStyle? Well, it was coming to Wii U when it was first announced in 2014, but like most games once destined for Nintendo's deceased platform, the title will now be heading to Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Play As Breath Of The Wild Link And Zelda

    Link of the Wild

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is the latest adventure featuring our favourite Link and Zelda. You'll battle across the face of Hyrule alongside popular returning characters from the franchise. Ever wished you could get a taste of what it's like to be Ganondorf? This is your chance. Those who first experienced The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News The Stylised RPG Battles Of Shadows Of Adam Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Featuring a, "unique fast-paced battle system"

    Circle Entertainment and developer Something Classic Games have revealed SNES-esque RPG Shadows of Adam will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch. Previously released on PC, Mac and Linux, the game will make its console debut on Switch, featuring, "a compelling story, a unique fast-paced battle system...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Code Of Princess EX Launches On 31 July In The West

    EXpect good things

    The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Code of Princess EX
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Enters The Nintendo Switch Arena On 22nd June

    Don't be blue

    Back in March we finally got news that PQube would be publishing BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in Europe, putting an end to fears us 2D fighting fans outside of Japan and North America would be left out in the cold. Well, that nebulous 'summer 2018' release window has finally been whittled down to an actual date - 22nd June! Ta da! If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of Japan Teases the Next Addition to Kirby Star Allies

    A new challenger!

    The Dream Friends concept was an interesting inclusion in Kirby Star Allies, giving players the ability to play alongside special characters from across Kirby’s long history. Though the selection of Dream Friends is admittedly rather slim as of the time of writing, Nintendo has pledged to continue adding new friends in free...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire Will Sink Its Claws Into Nintendo Switch

    Feline good

    Cat Quest saw the worlds of felines and action-RPGs finally brought together in the ultimate genre crossover, and the end result was a silly yet engaging adventure full of loot, battles and anthropomorphic knights. Well, it's time to sharpen your claws yet again because developer The Gentlebros has confirmed its sequel is now in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News South Korean Listing Suggests Ubisoft's Hungry Shark World Will Swim From Mobile To Switch

    Beneath the waves

    Sales on Nintendo Switch may have only counted for 7% of Ubisoft's recent yearly earnings, but that doesn't mean the French publisher is abandoning the platform just yet. Well, according to one recent South Korean listing that is. If said listing is to be believed, Hungry Shark World - a smartphone title about feeding some of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Miss Its 22nd May Launch Date, Dev Promises "Exciting Things"

    Nothing but net

    If you've been looking forward to a new NBA-related title on Nintendo Switch this month, then we've got a bit of bad news. NBA Playgrounds 2, which was due to slam dunk onto the eShop on 22nd May, has now been delayed until further notice. Developer Saber Interactive confirmed the news via the game's official Facebook page, stating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature PixelJunk Monsters 2 Developer Q-Games On Nintendo-Like Design And Future Switch Projects

    "The amazing thing about the Switch is the simplicity"

    In the heart of Japan's former capital Kyoto, Q-Games founder and former Argonaut programmer Dylan Cuthbert and his team are putting the finishing touches to the sequel to popular tower defence game PixelJunk Monsters. Ten years since the original title and several ‘canon’ games later,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Interviews
    • Japan
    • Features
  • News Welcome To Jurassic Pinball, Launching 25th May On Nintendo Switch

    Prehistoric pinball

    Do you love dinosaurs? Do you posses an undying penchant for pinball? Well, worlds are about to collide yet again as EnjoyUp Games and Super Power Up brings Jurassic Pinball to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25th May.  This reproduction of a real pinball machine - complete with all the usual graphic details and sounds you'd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Invisiballs

    Let’s get ready to rumble

    Created by Swiss indie developer Digital Kingdom, Invisiballs describes itself as a “competitive next-gen hide-and-seek,” aiming to utilise the unique features of the Nintendo Switch to make something a little different. It also gives off that immediate multiplayer party vibe that we see so often in the Switch’s...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Invisiballs

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