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  • News Happy 129th Birthday, Nintendo

    129 years young

    Nintendo is today one year older. It's now been 129 years since entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi originally founded the Japanese company. Established way back in 1889 as a Hanafuda playing card manufacturer, Yamauchi opened his first shop "Nintendo Koppai" in Kyoto. Eventually, he was succeeded by his son-in-law Sekiryo Kaneda...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Industry
    • Business
  • News Hamster Adding Even More Games To The Arcade Archives On Switch

    Switch virtual arcade salons are receiving a major update

    While all of us at Nintendo Life are still rejoicing over yesterday's confirmation of the puzzling adventures of a certain well-known dinosaur duo, Hamster overnight revealed the Arcade Archives release schedule for the Switch. If you want to be surprised on the eShop every week, you should...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • arcade archives
  • News The Switch Version Of Dragon Quest XI Has A Special Name

    "S" stands for...

    At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced the next Dragon Quest game on the Switch would be officially known as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S. According to creator of the series, Yuji Horii, the "S" covers all bases including the game being special and for the Switch. Alternative interpretations are "Shaberu"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • News Motion Twin's "Band-Aid" Patch For Dead Cells On Switch Adds 30fps Option

    Promises bigger fixes are on the way

    The long-awaited Dead Cells patch for the Nintendo Switch version has finally arrived. This follows Motion Twin's recent update via its Steam page about future content planned for the game. The patch is described as a band-aid solution to combat

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video The "Completely Insane" Policies Of Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi

    Saving the day with his draconian ways

    Nintendo's third president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, was famously disinterested in video games, preferring to play more traditional Japanese board games. Despite this, he's also known for modernising Nintendo and transforming the video game market. Although we've heard plenty about Yamauchi's life previously, in...

    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • Hiroshi Yamauchi
    • Business
    • Industry
  • Rumour SMITE Patch Notes Suggest Hi-Rez Releasing Free-To-Play MOBA On Nintendo Switch

    Become a god

    SMITE data miners have allegedly found a reference to the Nintendo Switch buried within the free-to-play MOBA's latest patch. Given the fact the game is published by Hi-Rez Studios - who have already released Paladins on the eShop, it wouldn't be a surprise if the US-based company brought across its god-themed title as well. If you're...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Smite

YesterdaySat, 22nd Sep 2018

  • News Super Mario Party For Nintendo Switch Won't Support Handheld Mode

    Tabletop and docked mode only

    As the October release of Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch draws closer, each day we seem to learn a bit more about it. If it wasn't already evident, it's now been confirmed the upcoming title won't support handheld mode. This is all tied to the fact multiple mini-games make use of the Joy-Con gyro feature. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom Announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy For Nintendo Switch

    No objections to this

    A few weeks ago, Capcom revealed it would be hosting an "unmissable" Ace Attorney panel on the 22nd September at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Following a bunch of rumours dating back to November last year, it's now finally been confirmed the first three Phoenix Wright games are on the way to the Nintendo Switch. For the first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Phoenix Wright
    • Ace Attorney
    • Tokyo Game Show
  • News Telltale Games Begins Majority Studio Closure With Mass Layoffs

    Multiple projects reportedly axed

    Telltale Games shot to video game fame working on multiple well-known IP including The Walking Dead, Minecraft, Batman and even Game of Thrones. Last month, a Telltale representative said the

    • Telltale Games
    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Virtua Racing Joins The Sega AGES Line On Nintendo Switch

    Start your engines

    The Sega AGES game library continues to expand, with the latest game announcement for the Nintendo Switch series taking place at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The arcade version of Virtua Racing was shown during Sega's stage event. Take a look at the Twitter announcement along with a number of screenshots released so far: https:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Tokyo Game Show
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo Gives Terminal Cancer Patient The Chance To Play Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The campaign was a success

    Last weekend, we reported on a young man named Chris Taylor with terminal cancer, who made the decision in July to decline further treatment. With an estimated three to six months left to live, his last wish was to play Nintendo's recently announced game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Taylor's comments on social media...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide The Best Super Smash Bros. Games - Every Super Smash Bros. Game Ranked

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    What's the best Super Smash Bros. of all time? As we look forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch – which we sincerely hope lives up to its name – we decided it was time to take a look at what's come before to determine where each entry sits in the ranking. The end result is fairly...

    • Guides
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Smash Bros
    • Features
  • Feature The Banner Saga Devs Discuss Trilogy Challenges And Releasing Physical Games On Switch

    Ended up throwing seven months of work away

    In celebration of the physical Switch release of The Banner Saga Trilogy, which includes all three entries of the series in one edition, we recently spoke to Stoic Studio's Co-Owner and Creative Director Arnie Jorgensen, and Head of Production and Game Operations Andy Johnson, about the design choices...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interviews
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 22nd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's the weekend! This wonderful time of the week means that the hard-working members of team Nintendo Life are all heading off to play some of those video game things we all love (while keeping several eyes on the site to make sure it doesn't explode, of course). This week, some of the team are off to EGX,...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Hamster Adding Puzzle Bobble And Sequel To ACA Neo Geo Library On Switch

    Taito's puzzlers are back

    Hamster isn't slowing down with the ACA Neo Geo releases. This weekend, alongside the many Tokyo Game Show announcements, the Japanese publisher revealed it will bring Taito's Neo Geo game Puzzle Bobble and its sequel to the Arcade Archives on the Switch eShop. Below are the official tweets from Hamster: Puzzle Bobble,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Hamster
    • Neo Geo
  • Rumour Diablo Animated Series Might Unleash Hell On Netflix

    Official announcement expected

    In recent times, every franchise under the sun appears to be receiving a Netflix adaptation. With source material seemingly running low, there's been a sudden shift towards video games. The Castlevania animated series already has a season up on the digital streaming service and now it looks like Diablo could be the...

    • Rumour
    • Diablo
    • Netflix
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
  • Events Are You Good Enough To Join Alex In The EGX 2018 Super Smash Bros. Showdown?

    Settle it, with Nintendo Life's Alex Olney

    If you're in the UK then you'll no doubt be aware that EGX 2018 started this week, and if you happen to be at the event today of all days, then you could be in with a chance of claiming glory in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. At 3:30 PM today, the EGX 2018 Showdown takes place on the Nintendo stand at EGX. In...

    • Events
    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Super Smash Bros

Friday21st Sep 2018

  • Rumour The Brand New Pokémon From Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Has Potentially Leaked

    Pokémon GO files reveal

    It appears that a brand new Pokémon has been unintentionally leaked from the network traffic of Pokémon GO, presumably being the new character that has been promised to appear in the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! games. Images of this potential new Pokémon have been shared online by @Chrales,...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
  • Soapbox Nintendo's Excuses Regarding Cloud Saves Aren't Good Enough

    The onus is on Nintendo to find a way to combat cheaters

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Nintendo Life Operations Director Darren Calvert voices his opinion on the state of Switch cloud saves, and why Nintendo needs to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Cloud Saves
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Play It Loud With This Dedicated Portable Speaker For Nintendo Switch

    Charges the console, too

    We see a lot of accessories for the Switch here at Nintendo Life, with carry cases, extra peripherals, projectors, and lots more littering online stores around the world. Today, though, gaming device and accessory company YesOJO has unveiled a new portable speaker, something the company says is a "world first". As you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • Reminder The Dark Souls: Remastered Switch Network Test Is Starting Today

    Jot down these times!

    Just in case you've missed it, or in case you'd forgotten, the Dark Souls: Remastered network test is starting today, giving players the chance to have an early look at the game. For players in Europe, we are a mere matter of minutes away from the test at the time of writing; those in the US have a few more hours to prepare...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls
  • Random Switch Online Service Launch Has Caused All Sorts Of Issues For Chinese Players

    Google servers to blame?

    As you're almost certainly aware by now, the Nintendo Switch Online service finally launched this week adding new functionalities to the console's online offerings and introducing a new, paid-for subscription. Well, this service has rolled out in China, too - a country which has traditionally been a tough nut to crack for...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • News Police Arrest Teacher Who Got His Daughter To Steal "Gameboy DS" From Prize Machine

    Learning about the law

    Earlier this week, we reported on a man in the US who got his daughter to climb into a Bandai Namco BarBerCut Lite cabinet so she could retrieve a number of Nintendo-themed prizes. At the time, a hostess in a restaurant opposite the machine who saw the entire act said the man ran off with multiple prizes including a "Gameboy...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Bandai Namco
  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Has Been Revealed For Nintendo Switch

    Announced at Tokyo Game Show

    Arc System Works has announced BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition for Nintendo Switch. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which this game is no doubt expanding upon, is a 2D fighter which released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 back in 2016. The series combines classic traits of 2D fighting games with visual novel...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary Retro Studios Celebrates 20 Years In Gaming

    Now let's have some Switch games, please

    We imagine Retro Studios is one company that needs absolutely no introduction on these pages, but we're about to provide one anyway as the developer is today celebrating 20 years in the world of gaming. Yes, back in 1998, Retro Studios was born as a game development studio with Nintendo acting as a parent...

    • Retro Studios
    • Nintendo
    • Anniversary
  • News Ubisoft Officially Reveals Sports Party Exclusively For Switch, Available 30th October

    Fun for the whole family

    Ubisoft has officially revealed that Sports Party will be released on Nintendo Switch on 30th October (after ESRB ratings had previously given the game away) and we have a fancy new trailer to celebrate. In this game, up to four players can get together and challenge themselves in six outdoor activities - Basketball,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review STAY - An Intriguing Concept That Might Just Outstay Its Welcome

    One is the loneliest number

    We’re all a little guilty of peering into the stats screen of a game to see our overall playtime. Sometimes it’s out of pride, providing a glimpse into the sheer dedication you’ve put into your favourite new obsession, or perhaps you’re simply morbidly curious to discover how much of your life you’ve spent doing...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • STAY
  • News Roguelike Action Platformer Risk Of Rain Launches On Switch Out Of The Blue

    Surprise!

    Out of seemingly nowhere, Hopoo Games' acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain has launched on Nintendo Switch. The announcement comes from the game's official Twitter account (and from the eShop, where it now resides), which has let fans know that you can go ahead and give this one another play on Nintendo's latest console. The game was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fortnite Season Six Begins 27th September, 400% Match XP Event Taking Place This Weekend

    Where we droppin' this time?

    With Fortnite's fifth season now coming to a close, developer Epic Games has announced the start date for Season Six. If you hadn't already guessed from the title, that date is 27th September. Following on from last season's changeover, a bonus XP weekend is taking place to help players reach their final targets for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Nintendo And Panasonic Filed Patent Applications For Two 'Quality Of Life' Devices In February

    Dead or alive?

    In June this year, there were suggestions Nintendo's 'Quality of Life' initiative was dead. At the time, it was linked to a dramatic fall in the company's share price. Hardware partner Panasonic had also reportedly withdrawn itself from the project in March. The last official acknowledgment was when Nintendo's Annual Report for 2017...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu Takes Indefinite Break Due To Health Problems

    Hopes to return in the future

    If you have ever played one of Square Enix's Final Fantasy games before, you will have probably heard Nobuo Uematsu's work. The famous Japanese composer, aged 59, is occasionally referred to as the "Beethoven" of video game music and has been working at Square since 1985. In the latest post on his Line blog page, Nobuo...

    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Motion Twin Outlines Upcoming Dead Cells Content, Wants To Know What Players Would Like

    Looking ahead

    Following a positively-received launch on all platforms, Dead Cells developer Motion Twin is now looking towards the game's future. Even though most of its staff are currently on a well-deserved break after three years of solid development, two of the game's team members took time out to explain some of the post-release content...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • Video Turn-Based Strategy Game Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Gets Shiny New Launch Trailer

    Challenge the Nazi terror

    Auroch Digital has released a brand new trailer for Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics, the turn-based strategy game headed to Switch later this year. The trailer has been shared to coincide with the game's Steam release date announcement, where the title will be available on 4th October; console versions are still set to arrive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country: Combat Explained, Barney Stones, Slate Pieces, & Unique Monsters Locations

    Blade & Driver Combos, Chain Attacks, & More Explained

    To describe Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country as DLC is a bit misleading. There are tons of fully fledged games on Nintendo Switch that offer far less in terms of content, and some of those are even JRPGs themselves. Expansion is closer to the truth but standalone prequel is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
  • News Embrace The Pirate Life When Don't Sink Sails Onto Switch eShop Later This Year

    Stay afloat

    Aspiring pirates can look forward to sailing the high seas this fall when Hitcents, in partnership with Studio Eres, brings Don't Sink to the Switch eShop. This colourful looking pixel title is described as a "sandbox-adventure-pirate-RPG" drawing inspiration from classic video games such as Sid Meier's Pirates and Pirates of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Grab The New Fortnite Switch Bundle From The Nintendo UK Store, Pre-Orders Now Live

    Free Fortnite goodies included

    Earlier this week, Nintendo revealed a brand new Fortnite Switch bundle set to be released across Europe and North America. Wasting absolutely no time whatsoever, pre-orders for the bundle have now started to go live, starting with the Nintendo Official UK Store. If you missed the news, this bundle includes a Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
    • UK
  • News Overcooked 2 Will Receive New Game+ Mode To Heat Things Up In The Kitchen Next Month

    Time for dessert!

    Team17 has revealed that co-op, party-strategy game Overcooked 2 will soon be receiving an update to include a 'New Game+' mode. If you're unfamiliar with the game, Overcooked 2 tasks you and up to three friends with preparing, cooking, and sending out meals for hungry customers in an incredibly frantic - but fun - environment...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Video Get Hyped With This Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Launch Trailer

    Available for everyone today

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country is now fully available to all players, and Nintendo has released a brand new launch trailer to celebrate. This Xenoblade Chronicles 2 DLC addition, which is actually a standalone prequel that has received its own release, has no doubt been sitting at the top of every...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Video
  • News Rocket League Now Has More Than 50 Million Players Worldwide

    Cross-play uniting and growing the community

    Rocket League might not be the game of the moment, but it's definitely had its fair share of time in the spotlight over the past number of years. Since its initial launch in 2015, its community has grown more and more thanks to the game's release on multiple platforms - including the Nintendo Switch - and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League

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