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  • News Splatoon 2 Is Getting a New Map Tomorrow

    A perfect companion to Clam Blitz

    Splatoon 2 got a big new update yesterday that adds in a brand new game mode, but Nintendo certainly isn't slowing down with bringing new content to the game. Tomorrow, the company will be adding in a new map, though this one is a bit of a throwback. Splatoon 2’s Japanese Twitter account just revealed that the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Splatoon 2
  • Video Mega Man 11’s Art Director Explains the New Look

    Better than 8 bit spritework?

    Capcom took the industry by surprise with its announcement of Mega Man 11, the continuation of the classic run ‘n’ gun series. Though it appears that it will adhere quite closely to the beloved template that all its predecessors used, the new art style has divided opinion with its 2.5D style. It’ll still be quite...

    • Switch eShop
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    • Mega Man 11
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update to Bring Bug Fixes and Map Improvements

    Paving the way for a New Game+ addition next year

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been available for nearly two weeks, offering an enormous adventure for Switch owners to take on. With its own Expansion Pass and some areas needing improvement it's a title that'll have a number of updates, and Monolith Soft has outlined the first major patch - version...

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    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
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YesterdayWed, 13th Dec 2017

  • Video Here Are The 21 Best Switch Games Money Can Buy Right Now

    In our humble opinion, of course

    The Switch has had a storming first year when it comes to software. It's hard to believe we've had so many solid-gold hits in such a short space of time - especially when you consider how barren the Wii U era was at times - and this robust performance means that anyone who is lucky enough to find the console...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News VS. Super Mario Bros. is Jumping Onto the Switch eShop Next Week

    World 1-1 all over again... with a twist

    As previously reported from printed promotional materials, HAMSTER will indeed bring out the second Nintendo Arcade Archive title next week (along with a fantastic Neo Geo shmup). It's confirmed for the Japanese eShop, though we'd be surprised if the European and North American stores don't match the same...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade
    • HAMSTER
    • Archives
    • VS. Super Mario Bros.
  • News Reggie on Mario, Zelda, and Splatoon Sales Performance on the Switch

    Wow

    Today Nintendo announced that the Switch has cleared 10 million units sold worldwide; no small feat for the new hardware. Of course, the Switch wouldn’t have sold half as much as that if it’s software lineup wasn’t so appealing, and Reggie Fils-Aime recently shared some information on the sales performance stats of Nintendo’s biggest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Software
  • Feature It's Time to Vote for Your 2017 Nintendo Life Game of the Year Awards

    Good luck choosing from all these great games!

    As a fantastic 2017 draws to a close it's that time once again - Game of the Year Awards. We're continuing with tradition in having both Staff and Community awards; the latter are entirely in your hands. As in previous years you can vote through a series of polls. In each category we've created...

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    • Game of the Year
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
  • News Rocket League Getting Performance-Boosting Update On Switch Later Today

    That. Was a goal.

    It has been revealed that Rocket League will be getting an update across all platforms today, with the Switch version benefitting from additional performance improvements. Across all systems the update will introduce bug fixes to make the gameplay experience more pleasurable. It goes live at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 8pm CET / 7pm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Hyperkin Has Created A Prototype Portable Nintendo 64 Mini

    But it may not enter production, before you get too excited

    Accessories maker Hyperkin is apparently working on a portable Nintendo 64 system. The news comes from Hyperkin Senior Account Manager Ramon Navos-Moral, who (rather foolishly, it should be said) posted the following images of a functioning prototype system on his Facebook page: The...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Hyperkin
    • Retro
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gift Should Help You With 'That' Hard Bit in the DLC

    The Champions' Lament

    Nintendo seems to have a simple philosophy with its DLC content in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - if you want to enjoy the content you have to work at it. The Champions' Ballad in DLC Pack 2 is no different, and it kicks off with a particularly tricky section on the Great Plateau. Stealth is certainly a good idea...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Sharpen Your Blades Because Titan Quest Is Coming To Switch Soon

    Monster hunting, on the go

    Back in 2013, THQ Nordic acquired the rights to classic PC hack 'n' slasher Titan Quest with the aim to update its multiplayer and give the whole game a fresh makeover. Well, now it turns out all that mythical monster hunting mayhem is coming to Nintendo Switch, alongside a raft of other console platforms in 2018. Both...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Titan Quest
  • News Rocket League Collector's Edition for Switch Is Just Weeks Away from Retail Release

    Includes an art print and loads of DLC

    Rocket League seems to have been a major hit on the Switch eShop, having nestled near the top of the store's charts for a number of weeks. Psyonix is keeping busy too, lining up a performance-boosting update that's due on the Nintendo Switch imminently. Some have been waiting for the retail version, however,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
  • News Nintendo Switch is Still Number One in the Japanese Charts

    Holds off the challenge of Monster Hunter: World PS4 Pro model

    It's the middle of the week, which means we get an updated look at what's hot and what's not in Japan; though the software charts have new challengers to Nintendo games, hardware is still very much the dominion of a certain hybrid system. Kicking off with software, two new releases on...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Wasteland 2: Director's Cut Will Bring Post-Apocalyptic Turn-Based Strategy to Switch

    A combination that always works

    With the positive momentum around the Switch and the evident eagerness of its growing userbase to play a lot of games on the device, plenty of developers are jumping on board. Another with a project in the works is inXile Entertainment, which is working on Wasteland 2: Director's Cut for the system. The studio's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Wasteland 2
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    Switch eShop

    Review Riptide GP: Renegade

    Causing a splash

    From the development studio behind Beach Buggy Racing - a racer similar in many ways to Mario Kart - comes a fresh port of its water-based take on the genre: Riptide GP: Renegade. Opening with a cut-scene showing your character getting busted for competing in illegal races, this game has the potential to fill that Jet Ski...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Riptide GP
  • Buyers Guide Nintendo Switch Price, Where To Buy, Best Games And Accessories

    Have you got everything you need yet?

    There has never been a better time to pick up a Nintendo Switch, but obtaining a console is merely one part of the puzzle. There are accessories and other items which are essential parts of Switch ownership, so we've pulled them all together for you in this handy buying guide. Is there anything you still need to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Buyers Guide
  • News Switch Continues To Soar As It Sells Over 55K In South Korea In Just Three Days

    Beats DS, 3DS and Wii opening month sales in the region

    Hot off the heels of Switch's impressive global sales of 10 million units in its first nine months, the hybrid wonder continues to break records and sell like hot cakes the world over. Over in South Korea, it's been revealed Switch has sold over 55,000 units in just three days. The figure,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • South Korea
  • News Pulstar Is Your Next Neo Geo ACA Release On Switch

    But R you my Type?

    Nintendo Life shmup heads rejoice, for next week Hamster is bringing the forerunner to Blazing Star to the eShop! It has been long rumoured (but never confirmed) that developer Aicom was a set up by ex-Jaleco and Irem staffers, so if you happen to feel that Pulstar feels a little bit too close to R-Type, it might not be a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Neo Geo
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Pulstar
  • News Build-A-Bear Workshop Is Launching A Super Mario Range Of Soft Toys

    You sadly can't stuff Toad, however

    Build-A-Bear Workshop's quest to licence every popular media property under the sun is set to continue with the announcement of a Super Mario range of stuff-em-yourself toys. The store - which already sells a handsome line of Pokémon plushes - is releasing a series of themed teddies, as well as a range of...

    • Merchandise
    • Super Mario
    • Build-A-Bear
  • Reminder Time is Running Out to Get the Pre-Purchase Discount on Mutant Mudds Collection

    Three great games for $10

    We've seen various developers and publishers make use of the option to pre-purchase eShop games on the Switch, and Atooi got creative in turning Mutant Mudds Collection pre-orders into 'early bird discounts'. In case you missed this little nugget of news last week, we thought a little reminder would be useful. If you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Atooi
    • Mutant Mudds Collection
  • News Splatoon 2’s Clam Blitz Update Is Now Live

    Along with a slew of other changes

    A few weeks ago, we received the news that Splatoon 2 would be receiving a fairly sizable expansion that would be adding in new cosmetic options, weapons, and a full game mode that would be added in to the competitive play cycle. The first half of this new content was added shortly after the announcement, and now...

    • Nintendo Switch
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Tuesday12th Dec 2017

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Carrying Cases

    Protect your investment

    So you've got your lovely new Nintendo Switch and you're planning to take it out and about with you, to parties and such like. But let's be realistic here, this isn't a seemingly indestructible clamshell design like the 3DS, and you'll want to make sure you protect that precious 720p screen as well as carry some accessories...

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  • DLC Review The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - The Champions' Ballad + Expansion Pass

    On the new story content and whether the expansion pass is worth your money

    Last week Nintendo got into the Hollywood spirit at The Game Awards and dropped the second DLC pack (and final part of the Expansion Pass) for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For many it's been the addition we've been waiting for, offering new story content and a...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • DLC
  • News Nintendo Switch Reaches 10 Million Global Sales In Its First Nine Months

    Nice going

    We've all known the Switch is having a great launch year, simply due to the fact that demand has remained high and prompted Nintendo to significantly increase supply into the Holiday season. Now there's a nice round figure to show how quickly the system has caught on with the public. The company has confirmed that there have been around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - US Edition

    'Tis the season to be jolly

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't fret, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
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    • North America
  • Guide The Best Nintendo Christmas Gifts For 2017 - UK Edition

    Tis the season to be generous

    It's that time of year when we look forward to the Holidays on the one hand, and suffer sweaty brows on the other as we fret over late gift purchases. What to get your Nintendo-obsessed loved one this festive season? What gift will be good enough? Well, don't panic, we've looked around the web to find a range of gifts...

    • Guides
    • Christmas
    • Deals
    • Features
    • UK
  • News SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition Storms onto Nintendo Switch This Year

    A late Christmas present

    With SteamWorld Dig 2 being a tremendous success on the Nintendo Switch, we at Nintendo Life Towers thought it would be only a matter of time before more titles from the excellent Image & Form would make their way to the hybrid system. And now we're very happy to confirm that SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition is...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Heist
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    Switch

    Review The End Is Nigh

    It's the end of the world as we know it

    Balancing the difficulty in a platform game is a fine art. Even though the genre has pretty-much existed since the inception of modern video games, developers are still often guilty of not providing enough of a challenge or making levels almost impossible to complete. Even in recent times, only a select few...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The End Is Nigh
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    3DS eShop

    Review 80's Overdrive

    Hitting Top Gear to Out Run the competition

    Franchises like Gran Turismo and Forza may rule the roost these day but whisper the name Out Run or Top Gear into the ear of a seasoned player and they'll gladly forget all of those hyper-real visuals and authentic physics engines and reminisce instead about the good old days when blue skies and...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS eShop
    • 80s Overdrive
  • News Playing Super Mario 64 Could Help Fight Off Alzheimer’s Disease

    Dr Mario will see you now

    Somehow, deep down, we knew all those years of playing the greatest 3D platformer ever made (no, we don't mean Super Mario Odyssey, but that little beauty certainly came close) would pay off because a new report suggests playing Super Mario 64 could help keep your brain fit and healthy (especially in your later years). No,...

    • Super Mario
    • Super Mario 64
  • News Switch Developers Will Soon Be Able To Use IKinema Animation Tools To Make Better Games

    Mighty middleware

    British game technology company IKinema announced today that it has signed a deal with Nintendo which will allow game studios to use its RunTime animation middleware in game development. RunTime is already commonplace in PC, PS4 and Xbox One development, so this is a welcome addition. By using this middleware developers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Development
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    Switch eShop

    Review Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive

    A modern brawler

    As much of a blast as old school beat em’ up video games like Streets of Rage, Double Dragon and the River City Ransom series are to play, new titles under this same banner often fail to modernise the classic genre – instead choosing to rely purely on nostalgia to fuel the fun. Although this is very much a design choice, it...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Phantom Breaker
    • Battle Grounds Overdrive
  • News The Detective Pikachu Movie Has Received a Release Date

    Let’s see how this works out

    Last week, we received the news that Ryan Reynolds would be voicing the starring role of Detective Pikachu in the upcoming movie. Following on from previous news, it seems that the film has more or less filled out its cast and is nearing the production phase of development. To back this up, word has recently broken...

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    • Detective Pikachu
  • Out Today Pinball Galore and Edmund McMillen's Latest Arrive on the Switch eShop

    Some enticing new titles to choose from

    As is now our routine we have a mini Nintendo Download Update on a Tuesday, due to the crowded Switch eShop line-up now typically bringing us some goodies a little earlier in the week. This time around it's no different, with some rather tempting and even high profile arrivals on the store. Without further...

    • Switch eShop
    • Out Today
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    3DS eShop

    Review Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

    Quality sustained!

    It's not entirely fair to say that the 3DS is on its last legs, but with the success of Switch and Nintendo's recent mobile push, it's no secret that the dedicated handheld is entering its twilight years. Rather than ignoring the 3DS and slowly pushing it out of the public eye and relevancy, Nintendo instead seems to be...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS eShop
    • Apollo Justice
    • Ace Attorney
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    Switch eShop

    Review ACORN Tactics

    Not a tough nut to crack

    Thanks to Fire Emblem, strategy role-playing games have found themselves in a position far-removed from the niches they once resided in. With consoles and handhelds in particular, there’s been an emphasis in keeping the complexity and deep thinking that’s involved intact, but introducing them to players in a way that...

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    • Switch eShop
    • ACORN Tactics
  • News Plan The Ultimate Portable Heist As Payday 2 Steals A February Release Date

    It's drill maintenance, on the go

    If you're a Switch owner and you haven't had the pleasure of planning out your very own virtual heists in Payday 2 then you're in for a treat as Strarbreeze Studios unique shooter is set to arrive on Switch in 2018. In fact, you won't have to wait long - that vague 'winter release' window we were given earlier in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Payday 2
  • News Mom Hid My Game! Gets a Festive Release on the Switch eShop

    But has Mom hidden your eShop credit?

    In Nintendo's late August 'Nindies Showcase' it demonstrated some fascinating and intriguing games; then it rather jokingly introduced Mom Hid My Game!, which is coming to the Switch and 3DS eShop. Previously released on mobile, it's a light-hearted title in which you work through various rooms and solve puzzles...

    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: Moon Kingdom Power Moon Locations And Walkthrough

    Every Power Moon location revealed and explained

    Welcome to our ultimate guide for collecting every Power Moon from the Moon Kingdom in Super Mario Odyssey! Below, you'll find maps detailing the exact location for all 38 of the Power Moons located in this Kingdom, as well as descriptions on how to get each and every one of them. The numbers on...

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    • Super Mario Odyssey
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