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TodaySun, 16th Jun 2019

  • News Former Epic Games Production Director Talks About How He "Tried To Cancel" Fortnite

    "That game would not have passed my bar"

    What would gaming be like right now if the insanely popular title Fortnite didn't exist? It's obviously something we'll never know, but if the former Epic Games production director Rod Fergusson had got his way, we might have found out. In a recent interview on the Game Informer Show podcast at E3 2019,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
  • Feature Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov On Tetris 99, Tetris Comics And His Favourite Tetris Piece

    "I don’t like the square. It’s dumb"

    How long does it take for someone to realize they’ve made something that will outlast themselves and everyone they know? For Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, he is on a mission to make sure that moment of realization lasts his entire lifetime. So far so good; the simple block-stacking puzzler has...

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    • Tetris
    • Alexey Pajitnov
    • Interviews
  • News Dotemu "Honored" To Team Up With Square Enix For Remastered Version Of Final Fantasy VIII

    The French company behind Streets of Rage 4

    During Square Enix Live at E3 2019, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be released on the Switch later this year. Since then, it's been discovered the French developer and publisher Dotemu will be helping out with this version – with the company revealing it was both "proud and honored"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Dotemu
  • News Mario & Sonic Producer Talks About Motion Controls And Costumes In The Switch Entry

    Go for gold this November

    Long-time Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games producer Nobuya Ohashi sat down with IGN earlier this week at E3 2019 to discuss the finer aspects of the latest entry in the series, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As this is the sixth instalment and the last one since the 2016 Wii U entry, there was a...

    • Mario & Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nobuya Ohashi
    • E3 2019
  • News Bethesda Might Have More Surprises For Nintendo Switch Owners In The Future

    Ongoing support

    Bethesda's been one of the top third-party supporters for the Switch, releasing games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM on the hybrid system. It followed this up with other titles like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and even a port of the mobile game, Fallout Shelter. While many fans of the co

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Bethesda
    • Pete Hines
  • News Eiji Aonuma Still Excited To Collaborate With Shigeru Miyamoto After Many Years

    Who wouldn't be?

    Earlier this week at E3 2019, Game Informer spoke to The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and was asked about what it was like to work with other Nintendo producers such as Takashi Tezuka (responsible for Super Mario Maker 2) and the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto. Teaming up with such famous faces within the video game...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • E3 2019

YesterdaySat, 15th Jun 2019

  • Random Have We Been Missing A Zelda Easter Egg In Mario 64 All These Years?

    Amazing planning, or sheer coincidence?

    Easter eggs in video games aren’t a new thing, but it’s rare to spot one decades after the event – but that’s what Twitter user Hitei he’s found in Super Mario 64. There’s a picture in Peach’s castle which we’ll all have dashed past many, many times over the years, and Hitei thinks this image...

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    • Zelda
    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Shares Colourful Graphic Outlining Upcoming Switch Releases

    Hide your money

    At E3 2019, Nintendo showed off a lot of brand new and previously announced first and third-party titles. To provide a much clearer idea of what's coming out and when, it's now shared a graphic on its social media account, which places each of these upcoming releases in the remaining quarters of this year. As you'll see below, we...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The Making Of The PC Engine, The 8-Bit Wonder That Took On Nintendo

    With new 'Mini' hardware on the way, we look back at this 8-bit wonder

    This piece was originally published in 2012. With the news that Konami is producing a PC Engine Mini, we thought you might like a fresh look. Enjoy! Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this...

    • Retro
    • PC Engine
    • Hardware
    • Features
    • PC Engine Mini
  • News Eiji Aonuma And Multiple Others Have Been Promoted At Nintendo

    Climbing the ladder

    There are a lot of employees at Nintendo who have spent their entire adulthood at the company. As many of these individuals grow in experience and age, they help create more games and rise up the ranks. Recently, a number of these well-known individuals have been promoted. Nintendo's E3 2019 press website reveals new positions...

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    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Hisashi Nogami
    • Aya Kyogoku
    • Yoshihito Ikebata
  • Random Astral Chain Is Filled With Hidden Toilets And "Lots Of Cats"

    Um, what?

    While the majority of PlatinumGames fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Bayonetta 3 on the Switch, the next title the Japanese company is actually releasing on Nintendo's hybrid platform is the synergetic action game Astral Chain. It's being directed by Takahisa Taura, who was the lead designer on NieR: Automata. During the...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
    • Takahisa Taura
  • Review Phantom Doctrine - XCOM Meets James Bond In This Scrappy Strategy Epic

    Spooks show

    While our interactive medium has played host to a fair few ‘spy games’ over the years, most have opted for stealthy infiltration (hello Splinter Cell and Metal Gear) or all-out gunfights with the occasional silencer thrown in for good measure (see just about every James Bond game ever made). However, it’s the games that dig deep...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Phantom Doctrine
  • News Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    About time!

    If you had your doubts about Tom Nook in the past, the first-look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this week probably didn't change your opinion about him. This time around, he's offering players a deserted island lifestyle package and is selling it as if it's the opportunity of a lifetime while demanding 49,800 Bells to set up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • Aya Kyogoku
  • News Spike Chunsoft Has "Exciting News" To Share On 19th June

    Could it be Switch related?

    You normally wouldn't expect a live stream the week after E3, but that's exactly what Spike Chunsoft has planned. The Japanese developer will be sharing some "exciting news" via Twitch.tv on 19th June. The company has previously worked on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, is known for the Danganronpa series and will...

    • Spike Chunsoft
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a busy, busy week it's been in the Nintendo world. E3 has now come to an end, and a good 90% of the Nintendo Life team is feeling ready to retire to our beds for long, well-deserved naps. Before that, though, it's time once again to share with you our weekend gaming plans. As always, we invite you to join...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

Friday14th Jun 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

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    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. But we did due diligence, taking into account our own review scores, your user scores, and the opinions of...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
  • Random Zelda: Link's Awakening Features Some Interior Decorating Changes On Switch

    It's all in the detail

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has easily become one of our most anticipated Switch titles over the last few weeks, and this feeling has only grown after our hands-on time with the game at E3. It's shaping up to be a wonderful retelling of the 1993 classic on Game Boy, but more and more subtle changes are being spotted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Review Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda - A Beat-Based Wonder

    Striking a chord

    From the opening menu that uses not the rousing Zelda overworld music but the understated theme from Ocarina of Time's title screen, you know you’re about to go on a special journey. Cadence of Hyrule (we won’t bother with its ludicrously long official moniker) takes the music we all know and love and remixes it with the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Review Collection of Mana - Expensive, But Ultimately Worth Every Penny

    It's Mana from Heaven

    While Square's Seiken Densetsu series continues to this very day, it's the two SNES / Super Famicom outings on which the franchise arguably built its enviable reputation. Seiken Densetsu 2 – better known in the west as Secret of Mana – is one of the finest RPGs ever made, while its sequel has only been held back from global...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Collection of Mana
  • Video Here's How The Witcher 3 On Switch Compares To The PS4 Version

    Saber Interactive is working wonders

    When it was rumoured that The Witcher 3 was coming to Switch, there were many who flatly refused to believe it was even possible to cram CD Projekt Red's epic open-world fantasy into Nintendo's hybrid console – especially when you consider that on PS4 and Xbox One, the game often has issues running at a stable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Witcher 3
  • News Phil Spencer Says Microsoft Had No Problem With Banjo-Kazooie Appearing In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The two companies are on "great" terms

    Following the official reveal of Banjo-Kazooie as a DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer caught up with Kotaku to discuss how exactly the Microsoft and Rare-owned character was able to make an appearance in the popular Nintendo fighter. According to Spencer, the story isn't as...

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    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Nintendo
    • Rare
  • Random Animal Crossing's Angry Mole Mr. Resetti Has Lost His Job

    "This will be a positive thing"

    One of the angriest Nintendo characters is probably Mr. Resetti from the Animal Crossing series. If you've ever encountered him yourself, you'll know he's the guy that pops up out of the ground and tells you off when you forget to save. You might have even met his brother Don Resetti if you were particularly naughty...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Aya Kyogoku
  • News Banjo-Kazooie Switch Listing Appears On Amazon Germany, But We Wouldn't Count On It

    Guh-huh

    The hype surrounding Banjo-Kazooie is through the metaphorical roof at the moment, all thanks to the duo's reveal as a new, upcoming fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Heck, we're pretty sure Nintendo's NYC store almost collapsed under the pressure of fans jump

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Banjo Kazooie
  • News Hyperkin Isn't Quite Sure What Route To Take With Its N64 Clone Console Yet

    "We don't we know what the end solution might be"

    At E3 2019 this week, our video producer Zion Grassl had the chance to catch up with Terence Calacsan from Hyperkin and have a chat about the Retron Ult - an N64 clone that is "super early" in development. It's compatible with Nintendo 64 cartridges, controllers, targeting 720p HD output and will...

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    • Retro
    • N64
    • Hyperkin
    • E3 2019
  • Random God Of War Artist Shows Us How The Battletoads Reboot Should Have Looked

    Can you imagine?

    Beloved Rare franchise Battletoads made an appearance at this year's E3, albeit sadly not for a Nintendo platform, in the form of a new three-player beat 'em up. It all looks pretty fun and all, but just imagine if it looked like this. The artwork comes from Raf Grassetti, Art Director at God of War studio Sony Santa Monica. We've...

    • Battletoads
    • Retro
    • Art
  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 "Will End Up On All Platforms" Eventually

    No longer a fantasy?

    When Phantasy Star Online 2 was announced for North America during the Xbox conference, it left a lot of western fans of the series wondering if the game would also be released on other platforms locally. Now, based on a comment made by Phil Spencer during an interview on Giant Bombcast, it has seemingly been confirmed the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Phil Spencer
    • Sega
  • Feature Playtonic On Switch, Yooka-Laylee And Standing On Its Own Two Feet

    "Everything we do from this point on is a brand-new concept for us"

    A lot has happened since we last had the good fortune to visit Playtonic Games. The previous time we popped by the studio's offices outside the rural English town of Burton-on-Trent (acclaimed actor Paddy Considine was born and still lives there, fact fans), the team was still in...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Video Cadence Of Hyrule Guitarist And Grant Kirkhope Combine For Epic Banjo-Kazooie Collab

    Turn it up to 64

    In what is quite possibly one of the best videos of all time, and amazingly relevant considering what's been going on in the world of Nintendo this week, you're about to see Cadence of Hyrule guitarist FamilyJules rock out to a classic Banjo-Kazooie track with none other than the game's original composer, Grant Kirkhope. Unless...

    • Banjo Kazooie
    • N64
    • Music
    • Retro
  • News Nicalis Reveals Ikaruga Physical Release For Switch

    Yes please

    If you love the juicy, vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up action of Ikaruga on your Nintendo Switch, or if you've been holding out on picking it up all this time, you'll probably be pretty pleased to know that a physical release is on the horizon. There are no concrete details just yet on when it'll be launching or where you can expect to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Overcooked 2's Latest DLC Adds Horrifying Horde Mode

    And it's available now

    If you tuned into the final day of Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 2019, you will have seen a segment featuring Ghost Town Games showcasing a "first-look" at its new DLC for Overcooked 2. Overcooked 2: Night of the Hangry Horde sees players face the most "terrifying" threat to the Onion Kingdom yet – the unbread. The DLC adds...

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    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • E3 2019
    • E3
  • News Take On An Isometric Survival Adventure When Distrust Crash-Lands On Switch

    Multiple endings to discover

    Heading to Nintendo Switch next month is Distrust, an isometric survival adventure which looks set to bring a frosty chill to proceedings this summer. The game follows a group of explorers stranded near an Arctic research station after their helicopter crashes; the team must escape the dangers of the long polar night...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Have The Post-E3 Blues? The Dates For E3 2020 Have Already Been Confirmed

    Mark your calendars

    E3 2019 was a pretty wild time for Nintendo fans yet again; with Switch riding high and a decent number of top-name games on the horizon, there was plenty for the Japanese giant to shout about this year. But what about next year? If there's one thing we've learned in the 13 or so years of running this very site, it's that people...

    • E3
    • Gaming
  • Video Nintendo Staff Have A Blast With Super Mario Maker 2's Multiplayer Mode

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    Whether you're a legendary game developer, a world famous series producer, or even the president, working at Nintendo involves a healthy dollop of fun. As such, some of the company's most well-known faces have been getting involved with fun activities throughout the course of E3. Recently, we shared a video of the real...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Rolling Gunner Brings Side-Scrolling Bullet Hell Shmup Action To Switch Next Week

    Western release locked in

    Blasting its way onto Switch in western territories next week is Rolling Gunner, a side-scrolling, bullet hell shoot 'em up which has only been available in Japan up until now. You'll be able to pick this one up from 20th June as a digital download, although a physical release is also planned for "late 2019" if you'd...

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    • Switch eShop

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