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TodayWed, 19th Sep 2018

  • Soapbox We Like To Grumble, But Nintendo Switch Online Is Actually A Very Generous Offer

    So quit your complaining

    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 Guides Editor Glen Fox provides a counterpoint to the piece we ran yesterday about the general lack of excitement surrounding the Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Video The First Sega AGES Trailers Have Arrived For Sonic And Thunder Force IV

    Out now in Japan

    The first two Sega AGES titles are now available in Japan and, to celebrate, Sega has released brand new trailers for each title. Originally expected to launch in August, these two games are now available for Japanese players for 925 yen (approx. £6.30 / $8.30). While we still don't have a confirmed date for the games in the west,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Video
  • News New Multiplayer Brawler A Gummy's Life Could Be The Switch's Answer To Gang Beasts

    Only the juiciest survive

    EP Games' multiplayer physics-based fighter A Gummy's Life is headed to Nintendo Switch, it has been confirmed. The best news? It'll be here as soon as next week. In this game, players must choose their favourite Gummy character and prepare to battle a group of sugary opponents inside a variety of physics-based matches...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review The Gardens Between - A Chilled-Out Puzzle Title That Plays With Time Itself

    Island time

    For most games, it takes a little while for you potentially discover a moment that makes you exclaim out loud or grin like an idiot from ear to ear. But for The Gardens Between, that first ‘wow’ experience comes in its opening few minutes, and more keep coming thick and fast as you realise just how clever the time-bending nature of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Gardens Between
  • News Bayonetta 3 Development Going "Very, Very Well", PlatinumGames Feels "Excited"

    The game is "on course"

    It's been quite a while since we last heard anything to do with the upcoming Bayonetta 3; we know it's coming, and that it'll probably be fantastic, but things have pretty quiet over the last few months. Luckily, we now have a tiny update directly from the creators of the game - and things are sounding pretty great. Today,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bayonetta
  • News Adorable Co-Op Puzzler Pitfall Planet Is Headed To Switch Later This Year

    Two is better than one

    Abstraction Games has announced that it will be bringing the adorable-looking co-op puzzle adventure Pitfall Planet to Nintendo Switch in "fall 2018". Featuring an instantly-lovable pair of robots, Pitfall Planet takes place on a distant and forgotten mining world full of troublesome danger at every turn. Players take control...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Nintendo Switch Online Cloud Saves Offer Peace of Mind, But It’s Not Quite There Yet

    Back it up, back it in

    Nintendo's new cloud service for backing up saves is a good idea in theory. If the worst happens to your console you can continue your adventures on a new system without breaking a save-data-loss-themed sweat. Backups are even handled automatically, so you needn't worry about remembering to do it yourself all the time. But...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Legendary Pokémon Must Still Be Battled In Let's Go Pikachu, Mobile Connectivity Details Shared

    A harder capture

    The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo have released even more information regarding the upcoming Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! games coming to Nintendo Switch, this time exploring legendary Pokémon battles and the games' connectivity with Pokémon GO. In the new titles, players can use a Bluetooth...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Check Out The Ferociously Fast Multiplayer Action Coming To GRIP: Combat Racing

    Out this November

    Wired Productions has shared a brand new trailer which gives us a taste of the multiplayer action we can expect to see in GRIP: Combat Racing, the upcoming futuristic racer on Switch. Speeding towards its fast-approaching November release on Nintendo's platform, GRIP: Combat Racing is set to offer players a ferociously fast...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Bomberman R Update Adds Castlevania Stage, Five New Characters And New Mode

    It just keeps growing

    Super Bomberman R may well have been one of the Switch's launch titles, releasing over a year and a half ago, but that hasn't stopped Konami from showering it with updates and support ever since. Now, the game has received yet another update and there's a whole lot of stuff to explore. First up is a brand new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Guide How To Sign Up For Nintendo Switch Online

    And what you should do with it

    Nintendo Switch Online is out now, providing online multiplayer, cloud saves, special offers, and multiplayer NES titles to the masses for a modest fee. That is, if you can figure out how to sign up for it. In this quick guide, we're going to run you through how to get set up so you can get a few rounds of Splatoon 2...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Video Here's How Nintendo Switch Online Handles NES Gameplay Over The Web

    Now you're playing with online power

    Nintendo Switch Online launches today, and no doubt many of you will already have subscribed and gotten stuck into all that lovely cloud-saving, online goodness. However, perhaps the biggest draw at this moment in time is the fact that the service comes with a bunch of NES games which can be played over the web...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
  • News The Nintendo Switch Mobile App Has Been Updated To Support Voice Chat On More Games

    Have a word

    The Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, which - until now - has been pretty much useless unless you're a keen Splatoon 2 player, has finally been updated to support more titles. Thanks to the introduction of Nintendo's new online service on Switch, it appears that everything is now receiving a much-needed boost in terms of features...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smartphones
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Feature 5 Times Sony Shamelessly Copied Nintendo

    OMG you guys

    Today, Sony announced the PlayStation Classic, a micro-console which comes pre-loaded with 20 games, is bundled with two full-size replica controllers, connects to your TV via HDMI and is powered by a humble USB lead. Sound familiar? Of course it does, because it's blatantly inspired by the NES and SNES Classic Editions. Even the...

    • Feature
    • Sony
    • PlayStation
  • News Nintendo Is Bringing More Than 40 Playable Games To EGX This Week, Here's The Full List

    Full schedule included, too

    If you live in the UK, or don't mind a pretty costly flight to get here, you may well be attending EGX 2018 this week. Taking place in Birmingham, EGX is the UK's largest gaming event and the fun and activities come around at this time every year. Now, Nintendo has revealed its full lineup of playable games at the event -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
    • Nintendo
  • News Get Money Off Those Lovely NES Controllers For Switch With My Nintendo Gold Points

    Currently in Europe only

    A new My Nintendo listing on the European version of the site has revealed that users of the service will soon be able to redeem vouchers towards the recently revealed NES controllers for use with Nintendo Switch Online. If you've missed the news, these new controllers are designed to work specifically with the new Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women Is A Real Thing And It's Coming To Switch Next Month

    With a must-watch trailer

    Rainy Frog has announced that it will be bringing Animated Jigsaws: Japanese Women to Nintendo Switch early next month. As you can likely tell from the trailer, this game tasks players with completing moving jigsaw puzzles where the image is actually a video of various Japanese women going about their daily business. This...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Network Test Hits Switch This Week, Download Available Now

    Give it a whirl

    The Dark Souls: Remastered network test has now been officially rescheduled for 21st September - 23rd September on Nintendo Switch. If you want to have an early look at the game, and help the development team by sending them crucial information on the game's performance, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dark Souls
  • News Polymega Answers Critics With 25 Minutes Of Sega Saturn Gameplay Footage

    Sega Rally! Guardian Heroes! Panzer Dragoon!

    It's fair to say that the launch of the Polymega pre-order campaign didn't exactly go according to plan. The Polymega site was subjected to an attack just as the campaign went live which sent it down for a few days and meant many people weren't able to place their orders, and when the dust had settled...

    • Retro
    • Polymega
    • Sega Saturn
    • Hardware
  • News Sony Responds To Nintendo's Success With Its Very Own PlayStation Classic Mini Console

    Anything you can do...

    Out of the blue, Sony has revealed the brand new PlayStation Classic - a mini console variant that works in exactly the same way as Nintendo's very own NES and SNES Classic consoles. Yes, just like Nintendo's new creations, this tiny PSone-inspired machine takes the form of the original model, but at 45% the size of the...

    • Sony
    • NES Mini
    • SNES Mini
  • Reminder Try Out Nintendo Switch Online With A Free Seven-Day Trial

    Available from the eShop

    If you've been hesitant to sign up to Nintendo's new online service, there's currently a free seven-day trial offer available from the eShop. This will not only allow you play your Switch games online, but it will also provide you access to the NES game library and cloud features. If you do decide to sign up, you'll need to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
  • News Latest Switch Update Allows You To Post Multiple Screenshots On Social Media

    Beats uploading one at a time

    One feature you might not have realised has been added in the latest Switch update, is the ability to post up to four video game screenshots from the same game (at once) to social media. Previously, you were only able to upload one photo at a time. In the long run, this is going to make uploading your favourite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Wireless NES Controllers For Switch Are Now Available To Pre-Purchase In North America

    Get them while you can

    The Nintendo Switch Online service is now live, meaning the recently announced wireless NES controllers can now be purchased from the official website, at least in North America. You must have a subscription to the Switch online service and the deal is limited to one pack per Nintendo account. The pack will set you back...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • NES
  • News Sega Mega Drive Mini Release Has Been Delayed Until 2019

    Now aiming for simultaneous worldwide launch

    Gematsu reports Sega has now delayed the Mega Drive Mini originally scheduled to arrive in Japan this year. According to Sega, the response to the announcement in the west was bigger than it expected. There are now plans to give the system a simultaneous release worldwide in 2019. This covers the Genesis...

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • News Cyberpunk Bartender Game VA-11 HALL-A Serves Up A Sequel On Switch In 2020

    Booze 'em up

    If you like drinking and conversing with others down at your local, N1RV ANN-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action might be worth keeping your eyes on. Sukeban Games - the developers of the acclaimed booze 'em up VA-11 HALL-A - have announced a sequel in collaboration with Ysbryd Games. The team revealed the game will be released on multiple...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch Now Supports Digital Game Sharing, But There's A Catch

    The future is kind of here?

    The new update for the Nintendo Switch is live. It sees the launch of the paid online service including a growing library of classic NES games. In addition to this, the hybrid device now also supports digital game sharing across multiple systems. It's not exactly what you might expect when you hear the words "game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.0.0 Is Now Live

    A new era has arrived

    Nintendo has rolled out the big 6.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch. Following this update and a system restart, you'll be prompted to update each of your Switch Joy-Con controllers. As previously explained, it means you will no longer be able to unlink your Nintendo account from your Switch user account. This update is a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Random Canadian Actor And Comedian Seth Rogen Shares Mind-Blowing Duck Hunt Secret

    Did you know?

    The 1984 NES game Duck Hunt might not have been announced for the Nintendo Switch digital service just yet, but that doesn't mean fans of the NES Zapper title have forgotten about it. Out of the blue, Candian actor and comedian Seth Rogen has shared a "hot tip" about the original Duck Hunt game that appears to have surprised many...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • NES
    • Retro
  • News NES Game Library On Nintendo Switch Is A Single Software Download

    The more you know

    There's not long at all until Nintendo Switch Online arrives and still, we're finding out more about how exactly certain aspects of the service will function. If you were expecting to see individual tiles for each NES game clogging up your Switch HOME Menu, it's worth pointing out all of these classics will be contained within a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Online
    • NES

YesterdayTue, 18th Sep 2018

  • Guide Nintendo Switch Online FAQ - Everything We Know So Far

    Updated with more info

    Nintendo has finally revealed details about the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch Online. This is a premium service that provides online play, free games, a dedicated mobile app, exclusive offers, and, most importantly, cloud saves for the Nintendo Switch. To put it another way, this is the Switch equivalent of PS+ or Xbox...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Guides
  • Soapbox Why I'm Not Excited About Playing NES Games On The Nintendo Switch

    All NES'ed out

    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 admits that he's not in the least bit excited about the prospect of playing NES games again in 2018... They say that...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • NES
    • Retro
  • Review Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD - An Inferior Clone Of An Already Divisive Game

    Not quite fit for a king

    It took Square Enix twelve years to finally finish development on Final Fantasy XV, and while the end result was a good game by many measures, it also felt needlessly bloated and meandering in many ways. There’s a saying going around now that Final Fantasy XV went from being the game that would never come out, to being the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Final Fantasy XV
  • News Switch eShop Maintenance Scheduled For This Evening, Nintendo Online Service Ready To Go

    A new era begins

    Nintendo has revealed that the Switch eShop will be undergoing maintenance later this evening in North America (or in the early hours of the morning in Europe). We know - that's not quite the exciting news you usually expect to see on these pages - but bear with us. As you can probably guess, this maintenance is taking place in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Will Have IVs And EVs, Ditches Held Items And Abilities

    And lots more new info!

    The release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! is drawing ever nearer, and more information surrounding the new games is starting to be unveiled. Today, various online personalities and influencers were invited to play two hours of the new games, and the first details (which talk about things such as held...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle - Nirvana For Side-Scrolling Fighter Fans

    Coins not required

    While it can't take credit for creating the genre, Capcom is arguably one of the most important companies ever to work in the realm of side-scrolling beat 'em ups. Entries like Renegade, Double Dragon and Golden Axe may have established the template of the humble 'belt scroller', but it was Capcom's seminal 1989 effort Final Fight...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
  • Review Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country - So Much More Than Just DLC

    Golden time

    By the time Xenoblade Chronicles 2 launched in December 2017, Switch fans were near exhausted with content. Less than a year into its launch, Nintendo’s burgeoning new hardware had the best Zelda yet, the return of its most-lauded Mario Kart, the glorious multiplayer action of Splatoon 2

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country
  • Random Father Steals "Gameboy DS" From Prize Machine With Help Of His Daughter

    Role model parenting

    You know those arcade machines filled with expensive prizes that require you to complete some seemingly impossible task? Well, a man in the US got so sick of trying to beat the odds, he got his own daughter to hop inside his local mall's machine to retrieve all of the goodies on offer. According to Kotaku, the man is now wanted...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • 3DS
  • News Sega Mega Drive Classics Is Coming To Switch This Winter With Exclusive Features

    Over 50 classic games included!

    Sega has revealed that Sega Mega Drive Classics will be making its way over to the Nintendo Switch later this year, bringing some exclusive features along for the ride. That's right, the Sega news just keeps coming; we've just seen Puyo Puyo eSports be confirmed for Switch

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Listed As Most Reliable Japanese Company In Forbes Report, 11th In The World

    Disney takes the top spot

    Every year, Forbes publishes new reports looking into which of the world's largest companies are the most reputable among its consumers. These reports collect data from hundreds of thousands of individuals across multiple countries, looking into which companies provide the best services, products, and support with every...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Tales Of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Anniversary Bundles Have Already Sold Out

    Were you lucky enough to get one?

    Update: It appears Bandai Namco has restocked in Europe since this story went live. Original Article: In June, Bandai Namco surprised us with the announcement of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition was coming to the Switch. Earlier this month, we then found out the release date, with the game scheduled to arrive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Get Discounts On Metroid, Mario 64 And Pokémon In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Metroid 3DS theme available too

    Another new batch of games has been added to the European version of the My Nintendo site, giving players the chance to spend their hard-earned coins on some lovely games. As usual, this time around sees various titles across both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on offer, with Samus' latest adventure, a classic Mario title,...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Nintendo Is Releasing A Fortnite Switch Bundle With In-Game Currency And Unique Items

    Bundle Royale!

    Nintendo has revealed a brand new Switch console bundle set to arrive at retail next month featuring Fortnite as its cover star. The bundle will contain extra goodies to help players get started in the game. That's right, on 5th October, this bundle arrives in stores including a Nintendo Switch system, 1,000 V-bucks (in-game Fortnite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
  • News Suda51 In Talks With Marvelous About Releasing No More Heroes And Desperate Struggle On Switch

    Make it happen

    We know Goichi "Suda51" Suda is currently focused on the upcoming Grasshopper Manufacture release Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes for the Switch, but that doesn't mean he's forgotten about the first two entries in the mainline series. In a recently published video interview with Nintendeal dating back to this year's PAX West,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
  • News Sega Officially Confirms Puyo Puyo eSports For Nintendo Switch

    Arrives next month in Japan

    Sega has now confirmed that Puyo Puyo eSports is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game will arrive in Japan on 25th October. Earlier this month, a South Korean gaming board classification - which had already leaked the existence of games like Fortnite and Super Bombe

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Satisfy Your Pilotwings Desires With Pilot Sports, Flying Onto Switch Next Month

    Flying high

    Wild River and Z-Software have announced that Pilot Sports - a cartoon-style arcade flight game - will be landing on Switch early next month. We first heard about this one

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News South Park: The Stick Of Truth Brings Crude Humour To The Switch On 25th September

    Enter the fantasy world of the fourth-grade

    In July, a Ubisoft financial report revealed South Park: The Stick of Truth would be released exclusively on the Switch eShop this September. Apparently, it wasn't a joke, with Ubisoft and South Park Digital Studios now announcing the first turn-based RPG will arrive next week, on the 25th, for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • South Park
  • News Johnny Turbo Teases Data East's Arcade Beat 'Em Up Night Slashers For Switch

    Prepare for scares

    The Johnny Turbo line of games by Flying Tiger continues to expand courtesy of Data East's classic library of games. According to a post on the official Twitter account, the 1993 arcade beat 'em up Night Slashers is making its way across to the Switch in the near future: This title is often compared to Capcom's Final Fight...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's New Port-a-Fortress Item Looks Set To Make Building A Whole Lot Easier

    Spiky Stadium also on the way

    Epic Games' Fortnite has just gone into downtime for its upcoming version 5.41 patch, and a brand new item is set to arrive in the game later today which should make your building efforts much easier. Introducing the Port-a-Fortress, a new consumable which creates a massive fortress to defend against and repel enemies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • News Arena Of Valor Will Be Ready For Battle On 25th September, According To Japanese eShop Listing

    Fight for free

    The upcoming MOBA Arena of Valor was already locked in for a September release and now a listing on the Japanese eShop appears to have revealed the exact date the free-to-play title will be ready for battle. It's scheduled to arrive next week on the 25th. At this point in time, the North American and European eShop pages make no...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Videos Explore The Lore Of Nintendo's Upcoming Mobile RPG Dragalia Lost

    Learn more about the game's world

    Nintendo has shared two brand new videos to provide us with more information on the upcoming smartphone action RPG, Dragalia Lost. It's quite easy to forget about Dragalia Lost with the constant stream of Switch news flying our way at the moment, but we're getting incredibly close to the mobile adventure's release...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Recreating Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con Designs With LEGO Works Perfectly

    Nintendo LEGO: Variety Kit

    If you've treated yourself to your very own Nintendo Labo kit, you'll no doubt be aware that each box comes with its own wonderfully detailed instruction guide, telling you exactly which pieces of cardboard go where and how to put everything together. Naturally, though, the whole concept of Labo is centred around being...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Random
    • Lego
  • News Zen Studios Announces Williams Pinball Volume One Is Coming To Pinball FX3 This October

    Fish Tales is free

    Zen Studios Pinball FX3 arguably offers the definitive digital pinball experience. Following the recent news the developer of the title had acquired the much-loved Williams and Bally pinball licence, it's now been revealed Williams Pinball Volume One will arrive on 9th October. As previously noted, the pack will include Medieval...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News This Is Pool Brings "Genre-Defining" Cue Sports Simulation To Switch In Early 2019

    A new IP from the creators of Hustle Kings

    VooFoo Studios has announced that it will be bringing This Is Pool - a brand new IP for the company - to the Nintendo Switch in "early 2019". The game comes from the creators of Hustle Kings and Pure Pool - two popular titles in the world of cue sports. Developed using an updated and completely revamped...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 Will Slam Dunk Your Switch On 16th October

    Featuring over 300 players at launch

    2K has revealed that the upcoming arcade-style basketball game NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on 16th October. This two-on-two arcade basketball title is set to feature over 300 players at launch – including legendary new additions like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News New Hot Wheels-Themed DLC For Rocket League Speeds Onto Switch Next Week

    Brand new cars, toppers, items and more

    The Rocket League collaborations don't look to be coming to a halt anytime soon, with Psyonix and Hot Wheels announcing another round of themed DLC is arriving on 24th September for $5.99 (or the regional equivalent). The Hot Wheels Triple Threat DLC Pack includes three new battle-cars and a variety of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hot Wheels
    • DLC

Monday17th Sep 2018

  • Guide How To Get Nintendo Switch Online For Less Than $5 Per Year

    A 100% legit method

    Nintendo Switch Online launches this week, which means you'll have to pay if you want to carry on playing Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and any other premium online game. Note we said premium, so free to play titles like Fortnite and Paladins will

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Rumour CoroCoro Appears To Confirm That Smash Ultimate Actually Has 108 Stages

    Five still unannounced?

    It would appear that the latest edition of Japan's CoroCoro magazine has given away a previously unknown fact about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with one page stating that the game will feature 108 playable stages. According to Source Gaming, that particular page - which is completely dedicated to information on the game -...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Butoden Will Remain Exclusive To Dragon Ball FighterZ Pre-Orders

    Buy now or miss out

    If you were hoping the Super Nintendo game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden would eventually be added to the Switch eShop or upcoming online service, we've got some unfortunate news to share. Bandai Namco reportedly has no intentions of making the classic fighting game publicly available on Nintendo's latest system. When Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Switch NES Games Will Enhance Retro Experience With HD Resolution, Filters And Save States

    Cursor clapping hand also included

    More details about the NES games to be made available alongside the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service have been revealed. Apart from the ability to play against others online, it's now been discovered the games will include a variety of features to make the experience more enjoyable for modern audiences...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Online
    • NES
  • Review Dust: An Elysian Tail - Another Classic Indie Gem Makes Its Way To Switch

    Dust to dust

    It’s crazy to think it’s been six years since Dean Dodrill’s enchanting anthropomorphic action-RPG first slashed its way into our lives. Back when Xbox 360 - of all places - was the place to be for up and coming indie talent, Dust: An Elysian Tail emerged as a bright new addition to the Metroidvania genre long before it became the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Dust
  • News Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Is Receiving Four Different Retail Options In Japan

    And some are pretty huge

    One of the bigger surprises during the recent Nintendo Direct was Capcom Beat' Em Up Bundle. Featuring a selection of the most famous side-scrolling fighters from the company, this scrumptious looking bundle will be available from the eShop tomorrow, but Japanese fans can get their hands on a ridiculous amount of extras,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Capcom
  • Guide How Cloud Saves Work In Nintendo Switch Online

    Back it up

    One of the best reasons to sign up for Nintendo Switch Online is cloud saves. Yes, they're finally arriving on Thursday when the online service finally launches. To help prepare you for the upcoming changes, we thought we'd give you a heads up on how cloud saves work on Nintendo Switch. That way you can get right into ensuring that you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News My Nintendo Gold Points Can Be Used Towards Your Nintendo Switch Online Subscription

    Make it even cheaper

    If you've so much as opened a web page on the internet over the last week or so, you're probably aware that Nintendo's paid-for online service is launching this week - and fans are pretty divided on the whole topic. Putting itself firmly in the 'positive' side to the Switch Online argument, however, is the confirmation that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • My Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Offering Exclusive Splatoon 2 Gear For 12-Month Switch Online Subscribers

    Stay fresh

    Nintendo is offering exclusive Splatoon 2 gear if you sign up to the Switch online service for 12-months. Here's what you'll get: Online Jersey Online Squidkid V Shoes The information again comes from Nintendo's official websites. The deal is available to both individual and family subscribers. Download codes for the items will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Online
    • Splatoon 2
  • Random Fortnite Has Supposedly Contributed To Five Percent Of Divorces In The UK

    Surely it's more than that?

    Epic Games' free-to-play battle royale title Fortnite has received a number of criticisms since mainstream audiences found out about its existence. It's been accused of inciting violence and creating gambling addictions and now it's apparently ruining marriages. According to a press release issued by UK-based website...

    • Random
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Player Tries To Beat New Super Mario Bros. U Without Collecting A Single Coin

    With weeks of planning

    We often hear stories of amazing speedruns, or even people completing games without ever collecting any health power-ups, but this recent attempt at New Super Mario Bros. U takes things in a slightly different direction. Ceave Gaming on YouTube - who regularly plays the game over and over again with different goals - recently...

    • Wii U
    • Random
    • Super Mario
  • News UK Charts Reveal That Only 2% Of NBA 2K19's Launch Sales Were On Switch

    Super Mario Odyssey jumps back into top ten

    UK gaming charts figures are now in for the week ending 15th September, revealing that Spider-Man has retained its top spot position and that NBA 2K19's Switch sales have been rather underwhelming at launch. In the all formats chart, NBA 2K19 managed to snag a very decent third place finish, narrowly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News This NES Encyclopedia Catalogues Every Game Released For The System In Lovely Book Form

    Will be available worldwide

    Whether you're old enough to remember buying your very own, or you're simply interested in gaming history, you'll no doubt be aware of the NES. The Nintendo Entertainment System - to give it its full name - first found its way into people's homes during the '80s, introducing players to the likes of Super Mario Bros. and...

    • NES
    • Nintendo
    • Books
  • News Alwa's Awakening Will Bring The 8-Bit Magic To Switch Next Week

    Runs at 60fps with added HD Rumble

    Alwa’s Awakening is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch, with a new release date of 27th September now confirmed for the title. We've been keeping an eye on this one for a while at Nintendo Life - the game was originally intended to be released on Wii U before eventually shifting to this release on Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's Another Look At Isabelle In Action In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Fishing rod special confirmed

    One of the announcements that no doubt made into many people's top five September Nintendo Direct moments was the reveal of Isabelle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Yes, everyone's favourite, adorable yellow doggo has made it into Nintendo's biggest brawling franchi

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Think Of The Children Is A Chaotic Co-Op ‘Parenting Simulator’ Hitting Switch Next Week

    Perfect practice for broody couples

    Here's a random one for you: Jammed Up Studios and Fellow Traveller have announced that the "frantic co-op parenting simulator" Think of the Children will be available on Switch next week. You've been a bad parent, therefore finding yourself at the 'Court for bad parenting' where the prosecution presents a series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Swindle Is Sneaking Its Way Towards A Brand New Heist On Switch Next Month

    Pre-purchase discount available

    Developer Studio Size Five Games and publisher Curve Digital have announced that The Swindle is making its way to Nintendo Switch next month. Previously released on Wii U back in 2015, The Swindle is a "steampunk cybercrime caper about breaking into buildings, stealing oodles of cash, and hot-footing it from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fan Persistence Pays Off As Block-Stacking Puzzler Tricky Towers Arrives On Switch

    Giving the fans what they want

    WeirdBeard Games has announced that its block-stacking puzzle game Tricky Towers will be released on Nintendo Switch on 11th October. Tricky Towers is a frantic physics-based tower building game where your wizard character uses magic to stabilise your creations, or to wreak havoc on the structure of your opponents'...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bombing Busters Ready For An Explosive Launch On Switch eShop This October

    Same game, new name

    Bombing Busters will unleash mayhem on the Switch eShop in both North America and Europe on 8th October. If the name doesn't ring a bell, its former name Bombing Bastards might. As explained by Sanuk Games' developer diary, the title was originally released on the Wii U eShop four years ago as Bombing Bastards. Although it made...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News First-Person Horror Silver Chains Will Find A Spooky Home On Switch Early Next Year

    A house viewing to forget

    Headup Games has announced that first-person horror Silver Chains - a game from indie developer Cracked Heads Games - will be terrifying a Switch near you early next year. The game takes place inside an early 20th century English manor, where the Victorian architecture plays its part in creating an eerie atmosphere -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Save The World As A Clumsy Robot In Jettomero: Hero Of The Universe, Out Soon On Switch

    "Designed for audiences of all ages"

    Ghost Time Games has revealed that Jettomero: Hero of the Universe is headed to the Nintendo Switch next month, with a release date of 4th October nicely secured. The game has you playing as Jettomero, a giant, indestructible, and adorably clumsy robot who's only hope is to save the human race. Players must...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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