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TodaySat, 23rd Jun 2018

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived once more, and with E3 now a mere memory, we can return to grabbing a few quiet moments with our Nintendo Switches. Team Nintendo Life has many a game on the go between them this week, so read on to hear which titles have grabbed our attention. And we want to hear from you too, so feel...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Arena Of Valor Closed Beta Starts On 28th June, Participants Receive Exclusive In-Game Skin

    Prepare for battle!

    At the start of the month we found out a closed test for the upcoming MOBA, Arena of Valor, would soon be available to Switch owners in both North America and Europe. Tencent Games has now locked in the exact dates, with the beta running for two weeks from 28th June to 12th July. It's also been revealed participants will re

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Big The Cat, Chao And Amy Will All Be Playable In Team Sonic Racing

    An exciting reveal to celebrate Sonic's Birthday

    In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's birthday, SEGA has revealed three new racers for the upcoming title, Team Sonic Racing, during a live stream event in Tokyo.  These characters include Big the Cat, four Chao in one vehicle and Sonic's love interest, Amy Rose. Amy's reveal might not be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon GO ‘Friends’ And Trading Services Are Now Live

    Just like old times

    On Tuesday we reported the new ‘Friends’ feature for Pokémon GO would rollout later this week. With Niantic slowly making this service and trading available to higher level players over the past day, the major release of the ‘Friends’ and social features is now live. This makes the services accessible to all trainers and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Team Cherry Are “Working” On Making A Hollow Knight Physical Release Happen

    No need to be bugged about this

    In an interview earlier this year, Team Cherry said a physical release of Hollow Knight was “absolutely” on the cards. With the gorgeous and grim Metroidvania now digitally available via the Switch eShop, the Australian-based studio behind the title has once again spoken out about a potential physical copy of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

YesterdayFri, 22nd Jun 2018

  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Now Available To Pre-Order From The Nintendo UK Store

    Smash-themed GameCube controller available, too!

    The recently revealed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has appeared on the Nintendo UK store, and you can get your pre-orders in right now! The highly anticipated return for the franchise was the most talked about game at E3 last week, no doubt exciting fans all around the world. Alongside the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Smash Bros
    • UK
  • News Inazuma Eleven Ares Will Reach Western Shores In 2019

    New anime coming this fall in Europe

    Level-5 has revealed that Inazuma Eleven Ares will be released in the west next year, with a new anime series hitting Europe and North America in the coming months, too. The news comes as part of Level-5's 20th anniversary celebrations, during which the company has shared plans for some of its upcoming titles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Drawful 2

    Pictionary this

    Once resigned to The Jackbox Party Pack (which appeared on Nintendo Switch back in 2017), the co-operative party game that is Drawful returns with a solo outing that’s just as silly and throwaway as the original version. And while it’s a no-go for solo players, those looking for some couchplay tomfoolery need look no further...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bethesda Sues Warner Bros. Claiming Fallout Shelter Code Has Been Stolen

    New Westworld mobile game looks suspicious...

    Fallout series developer and publisher Bethesda is reportedly suing Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive over the new Westworld mobile game, claiming it uses code originally created for Fallout Shelter. Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play game which recently arrived on Nintendo Switch, tasking...

    • Bethesda
    • Fallout
    • Legal
  • Hands On Exploring The Future Of Retro Gaming With Polymega

    Hello, lovely

    If you’ve been keeping your eyes on these pages, you know that we’re keenly interested in Polymega, the new retro console by Playmaji, Inc. We tracked down Bryan, the company’s founder on the E3 show floor last week to talk about, and more importantly, actually play the thing. The Polymega is a sight to behold in the flesh; it...

    • E3 2018
    • Polymega
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Features
  • News CoroCoro Shares Entire Splatoon Manga Online For Free For A Limited Time

    Take a look while you can

    CoroCoro Comic - a monthly Japanese manga magazine that often shares and creates content on video game franchises - has uploaded a complete Splatoon manga online for free viewing. This particular manga, which features both the newly introduced Octoling characters and the new Spy Gear, comes from this month's magazine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Japan
  • News Atari Comes Under Fire For Seemingly Knowing Very Little About Its Crowdfunded VCS Console

    "We've got a lot of work to do"

    Atari - not the Atari of your dad's generation but the new Atari which is basically a company that owns the brand - has been in the press a lot of late. The 'new' company is doing everything it can to profit from the cachet which surrounds gaming's first major player, from licencing the logo for

    • Atari
    • Hardware
    • Industry
    • Retro
  • Random This 'Joy Boy' Hardware Concept Could Be The Virtual Console Solution We Need

    Shame it's just an idea at the moment

    Nintendo has been very clear that the concept of the Virtual Console is a relic of the past; on Switch, it seems that the company has other ideas about how to distribute retro games on its latest console. However, that hasn't stopped Nintendo fan and indie developer JayH from dreaming up this

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Retro
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    Switch eShop

    Review Paladins - Founder's Pack

    We are the Champions

    With Nintendo Switch fast accumulating all manner of new multiplayer experiences - including the global phenomenon that is Fortnite - it seems fitting the plucky hybrid machine would add another competitive string to its bow. Enter Paladins, a hero shooter that does an impressive of job of bringing the full experience to a new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Paladins
  • Video Go Postal With 11 Minutes Of Air Mail Gameplay On Switch

    You've got mail

    When it comes to games about planes and flight simulation, Nintendo Switch is fast becoming the most populous airspace in video games, and the platform is getting another aerial adventure in the form of the upcoming Air Mail. Placing you in the shoes of Scoop, the youngest pilot to join the Domeekan Island Fliers, your postal...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Switch Hackers Are Now Forcing Adult-Themed Imagery Into Super Mario Odyssey

    The Switch hacking woes continue

    Just lately, every day seems to bring more troubling stories of hacking issues on Switch; already this week we've seen Splatoon 2 players being forced to play with unreleased content by game hackers, as well as some rather bold movements from Nintendo itself to combat attempted piracy. This

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Feature What Makes A Person Sell Their Entire Retro Games Collection?

    "I'm just hoarding and not even appreciating them"

    Even if you're a digital-only gamer and seek to reduce clutter in your household at every available opportunity, it's easy to see the appeal of retro game collecting. The intrinsic allure of physical items continues to drive sales on modern systems with a seemingly endless procession of collector's...

    • Features
    • Retro
  • Random New Study Finds That Super Mario Is Basically Super Human

    Mama mia!

    We all know that Mario is a pretty super guy, risking his own life on countless occasions to save a princess who never really seems all that grateful for his efforts, but we now have scientific proof that he is indeed a superhero. Not only that, but his physical prowess is so magnificent that he can actually outrun the fastest man on the...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
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    Switch eShop

    Review Lost Sea

    Muddy waters

    Lost Sea is the latest roguelike to hit the Switch, and unfortunately, it doesn't fare too well against the competition. With poor presentation, questionable mechanics, and sometimes-frustrating gameplay, Lost Sea is bound to drift away into the depths of the eShop, where it likely won't make much of a splash (that's the last...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Lost Sea
  • News Capcom Could Release More Cloud-Based Games On Nintendo Switch

    But it's waiting to see how Resident Evil 7 performs first

    Capcom is exploring the possibility of bringing more cloud-based games to the Nintendo Switch, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The Japanese giant recently released a cloud-based version of Resident Evil 7 on the console in Japan, using a unique rental system where players pay for game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
  • News 1-2-Switch's Milking Minigame Has Been Adapted For Nintendo Labo

    What an aMOOsing turn of events...

    Nintendo Switch launch game 1-2-Switch, at least on the surface, looked like it was going to be what Wii Sports was to the Wii, or Nintendo Land was to Wii U for the new console, showing off the system's fancy new tech and providing a good load of fun in the process. As it turned out, the game lacked the essential...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Random Yoshi Gets Cut From The German Box Art For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Going extinct

    It's not unusual for a game's box art to be adjusted in various regions - and sometimes they're even completely different - but when it comes to a cover as character-heavy as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, any changes means someone's almost certainly getting the cut. For the German release of the game, it's fallen to none other than...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Random
  • News Sniper Elite Studio Rebellion Is Working On Nintendo Switch Games

    "Switch is a really important format to us"

    UK-based Rebellion Developments is a pretty unique proposition within the games industry; its connection with the cult British comic 2000AD (which it owns) means that it can call upon famous properties such as Rogue Trooper and Judge Dredd, but it also creates its own range of IP, such as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Shikhondo - Soul Eater Is A Korean Bullet-Hell Shmup Coming To Switch This Summer

    Limited edition physical release on the way

    Digerati has announced that it will be bringing Shikhondo - Soul Eater, an intense bullet-hell shoot ‘em up, to Nintendo Switch this summer. Created by Korean-based independent developer DeerFarm, Shikhondo - Soul Eater features hypnotic barrage patterns, enemies inspired by Asian mythology, and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News NIS America Outlines The Patch Plans For Ys VIII

    Japanese voice tracks incoming!

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be out in just a few days, bringing the series’ fun, action RPG gameplay to many Nintendo fans for the first time. Indeed, we absolutely loved the game for our review, though there were a few noticeable bumps that hindered the gameplay experience a bit, with things like text issues...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ys VIII

Thursday21st Jun 2018

  • Rumour Nintendo Is Banning Online Features For Suspected Pirated Game Carts

    Impossible to know if pre-owned games are safe

    Update: To avoid any upset or confusion on the matter, and for the sake of clarification: as we currently understand it, only game cartridges that have been used to create illegal copies of its software will receive online bans from Nintendo. Most pre-owned cartridges, and those that you have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Hacking
  • News Reggie Knows You Want Nintendo To Localise Mother 3 And Make Another Animal Crossing

    "All I could say is we’re aware"

    The Mother series—Nintendo’s odd, modern day RPG—is one that’s had a weird relationship the West. After the first game failed to leave Japan (despite getting a full translation), the second game was eventually released here under the name Earthbound, to little fanfare. Though the game didn’t receive all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mother 3
    • Animal Crossing
    • Media Create
  • News Shots Are Fired In This New Minecraft Cross-Play Trailer

    Your move, Sony

    Nintendo and Microsoft are leading the cross-play revolution on consoles, but it's Sony's decision to remain out of this multi-platform party that has gained the most column inches of late. Not only has the company blocked cross-play on key titles like Rocket League and Fortnite, it has taken measure

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
    • Video
  • News Dragon Ball FighterZ Arrives On 28th September, Switch Pre-Orders Include Obscure SNES Game

    A very nice pre-order bonus

    Bandai Namco has announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be punching its way onto Switch on 28th September, and players that pre-order the game will get some extra little goodies, too. The Switch version of the critically acclaimed brawler will feature all the spectacular fights, iconic fighters and fast-paced action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch

    Review Flashback

    Conrad returns

    It could happen to anyone. One day you’re having a lovely morning enjoying the mundane lifestyle of 2142, the next you discover an alien race has infiltrated the human race and you’re downloading your own mind to a holocube before being captured and memory wiped by the very same species you were about to expose. Conrad B. Hart’s...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Flashback
  • Nintendo Download 21st June (North America)

    Here are all the new games arriving on the NA eShops

    The latest update to the Nintendo eShops in North America is here, and it's brought all manner of new and exciting games to your digital doorstop. Whether its a LEGO-themed blockbuster or a new addition to your growing HAMSTER collection, there's bound to be something to tickle your fancy. Be sure...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • News The Flip Grip Is A Vertical Grip Accessory For Your Switch, Now Funding On Kickstarter

    Play vertical games with ease

    The Switch's ability to play games in vertical mode is a truly wonderful thing; some games, such as arcade titles like Namco Museum and TATE-enabling shmups like Ikaruga, become a perfect fit for the console in this style. Unfortunately, playing games in this way forces you to adopt a tabletop mode style - propping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • Nintendo Download 21st June (Europe)

    The European eShops have some new goodies

    The Nintendo Download has arrived on the EU eShops, and that means lots of new games, DLC, demos and themes to add to your growing collection. Be sure to leave a vote in the poll below, and a comment with your hot picks from the latest digital haul. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Mario Tennis Aces (Nintendo,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Pode

    Couch co-op caving bliss

    There’s no doubt about it; in the current gaming climate, competitive online gameplay is the talk of the town. The ever-growing Switch library of games boasts a fair share of titles that offer awesome online goodness - whether it’s spending three frantic minutes inking turf in Splatoon 2 or praying that a blue shell...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pode
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    Switch eShop

    Review Discovery

    Feeling creative?

    When Minecraft took the world by storm and functionally created a new ‘sandbox’ genre, it stood to reason that there would be plenty of games which would try to muscle in and get a slice of the pie. Some of these games, like Dragon Quest Builders, had something to add to the formula which helped them carve out a niche while...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Discovery
  • News Nintendo And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Were The Most Talked About Subjects During E3 On Twitter

    Suffice to say, lots of people are excited for Smash

    This year’s E3 has been an interesting one for Nintendo; plenty of big games were shown off to an adoring public, but the overall presentation from the company was a little light on surprise announcements and there were some disappointments. No news on a new Animal Crossing, nor any footage or...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros.
  • News 2D Fighter Pocket Rumble Is Finally Launching On Switch Next Month

    After over a year of waiting

    Chucklefish has announced that the highly anticipated 2D fighter Pocket Rumble is finally arriving on Nintendo Switch next month, now scheduled to release on 5th July. Pocket Rumble is a streamlined, beginner-friendly 2D fighting game inspired by SNK’s classic fighters on the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It aims to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Tactical RPG Squids Odyssey Is Swimming Towards A July Release On Switch

    The "best version so far"

    The Game Bakers has announced that its underwater RPG Squids Odyssey will be finding a new home on Switch on 5th July. The game is a tactical turn-based RPG, taking place under the sea where a murky black ooze is turning once-friendly crustaceans into cranky monsters. With their realm under siege, a scrappy shoal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Victor Vran: Overkill Edition Secures August Release Date And New Trailer On Switch

    "You win some, lose some, all the same to me"

    Wired Productions has announced that Victor Vran: Overkill Edition will be getting its teeth stuck into the Nintendo Switch on 28th August. Featuring local two-player co-op, with up to four-player co-op online, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition has players teaming up for some good old demon-slaying action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Paranautical Activity Is Bringing Old-School FPS Action To Switch Next Week

    Arena-style FPS

    Digerati has announced that Paranautical Activity is headed to the Nintendo Switch, releasing next week on 26th June. The game is an arena-based FPS that mixes old-school shooter action with a roguelite twist, featuring a graphical style reminiscent of Minecraft and a pulsating dubstep soundtrack. The game had a rather

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Kid Tripp Successor Miles & Kilo Will Jump Onto Switch Next Month

    And you can get the first game for free!

    Four Horses has announced that Miles & Kilo will land on Nintendo Switch on 5th July. A long-awaited sequel to the popular Kid Tripp, Miles & Kilo aims to offer the same charming retro appeal and challenging gameplay, but is now re-vamped with new mechanics, bosses, and a trusty sidekick...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Announces The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 Series

    The ultimate showdown is back!

    Nintendo UK has announced its plans for the rest of its competitive 2018 schedule, featuring the almighty return of the Splatoon 2 UK Championship Series and some early chances to get your hands on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Splatoon 2 UK Championship 2018 series will see an extended tournament format hosted at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • UK

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