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TodayTue, 21st May 2019

  • Video Sega Releases Ridiculous Live Action Trailer To Promote Team Sonic Racing

    Forget the Sonic movie...

    If you're an indie game developer hoping to grab our attention by creating a crazy, completely over-the-top trailer full of absolute nonsense, you may as well give up now, because nothing's going to top this Team Sonic Racing video. We'd urge you to just go ahead and watch the thing before reading on so that you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Video
  • Video Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 0 And Resident Evil HD All Get Gloomy Launch Trailers

    That's a lot of Resident Evil

    In case you missed the news, three Resident Evil games have all found their way on to the Nintendo Switch eShop today. You can now pick up Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 0, and Resident Evil HD Remastered on your trusty hybrid console, and Capcom has shared brand new launch trailers for all three. Are you ready? First...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News The Award-Winning Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Comes To Switch With Exclusive Co-Op Mode

    And it's out next week!

    Award-winning adventure game Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is headed to Nintendo Switch, it has been confirmed. You won't have long to wait to enjoy it either, as it'll launch for the system next week. Hugely popular amongst critics and players alike on other platforms - it's been on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, and more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Let’s Go Nuts Brings Crazy Multiplayer Platforming To Switch This Summer

    "A nutty adventure for players of all skill levels"

    From developer Bearded Brothers Games, Let's Go Nuts will soon be bounding onto a Nintendo Switch near you. The game allows players to take part either alone or with up to three friends in what is essentially a colourful, digital version of 'the floor is lava'. You'll be using a combination of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News This Fan-Made GameCube Classic Mini Is Both Adorable And Fully Functional

    Come on, Nintendo!

    Sure, we'll still waiting to hear any official announcements regarding a Nintendo 64 Mini console, and you'd fully expect the N64 to be the next Classic machine after the NES and SNES Mini releases, but does that mean we can't already dream of things later down the line? The answer, friends, is absolutely not, and proving our...

    • GameCube
    • Nintendo
    • Fanmade
  • News The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Secures A Release Date

    Video game movies everywhere!

    With Pokémon Detective Pikachu enjoying a successful launch, Warner Bros.' attention now appears to be set on the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot. A release date has now been scheduled for 5th March 2021. Despite seemingly being in the works - in one way or another - since at least 2016, the film was only...

    • Mortal Kombat
    • Movies
  • News PlayStation-Inspired Survival Horror Back In 1995 Spooks Nintendo Switch This Week

    Who needs 4K?

    Faux-retro title Back in 1995 is just days away from launching on Nintendo Switch, hoping to scare its players while simultaneously providing a nostalgic twist. Described as a "throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the mid-'90s 32-bit generation", the game aims to recreate everything you remember from that particular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video The Making Of Koral, A Nintendo Switch Game Made Entirely At Sea

    Pick it up now from the eShop

    Last week, puzzle game Koral launched on Nintendo Switch and PC. We've spoken about it a couple of times here at Nintendo Life, intrigued by the fact that the game was made entirely at sea, and now we can see exactly how the project came to life. Developer Carlos Coronado presents a 20-minute documentary highlighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • Random The Internet Predicted The Switch Back In 2005, Kinda

    Fan-made mock-ups were on the money, it seems

    Whenever a major games company teases a new hardware release, it's common to see fan-made mock-ups appear which, despite the lack of any real inside knowledge, give us a glimpse of what could be possible. This is a practice that goes all the way back to the early '90s when crude pencil sketches hinted...

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    • Random
    • Wii U
  • News Treat Your Ears To Classic Super Mario And Zelda Songs Reworked Into Soothing Electronica

    'Mario & Chill'

    If you're spending your valuable time perusing our lovingly crafted website, chances are that you're probably quite the fan of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. If so, we'd urge you to check out these two albums featuring music from both series transformed into '80s and '90s-inspired electronica. Both released through Gamechops...

    • Super Mario
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Music
  • Guide Burmy In Pokémon GO - Where To Find Plant, Sandy And Trash Cloaks And Evolution Explained

    Get your hands on Wormadam and Mothim

    Burmy is one of the more confusing creatures to collect in Pokémon GO, and indeed in the Pokémon series as a whole. Originating from the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games available on Nintendo DS, Burmy was first released into Pokémon GO on 17th May, causing all sorts of confusion among players. At first,...

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    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp And Fire Emblem Heroes Are Closing In Belgium Due To Loot Box Concerns

    The country is stamping out 'pay-to-win' mechanics

    There's a lot of chatter at the moment surrounding the practice of 'loot boxes' and 'pay-to-win' mechanics in video games, so much so that some countries are outlawing these systems outright. One country that has adopted a hardline stance is Belgium, which is taking steps to ensure that...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • Review Lapis x Labyrinth - A Cavalcade Of Colour And Complex Systems

    Jump, magic, jump

    Lapis x Labyrinth is a lot. From the crowded HUD and gem-filled explosions of its 2D action gameplay to the procession of stat boosting systems and vast item lists of its role-playing layers, Nippon Ichi Software’s cute and colourful dungeon platformer threatens to overwhelm, but nonetheless skilfully onboards players for a...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lapis x Labyrinth
  • News Disgaea Developer Nippon Ichi Software Facing Serious Financial Troubles

    This is bad news, dood!

    Nippon Ichi Software, the Japanese developer and publisher best known in recent years for its tactical role-playing series Disgaea, is reportedly facing serious financial troubles. This information comes from multiple Japanese media outlets, as translated by the Twitter user HDKirin. For some time now, the long-running...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • NIS
    • Industry
    • Japan
  • News Sega Ages Wonder Boy In Monster Land "Coming Soon" To The Japanese eShop

    Another classic

    It appears Sega has begun preparing for the release of the next Japanese Sega Ages game – Wonder Boy In Monster Land – by opening its official webpage and listing it as "coming soon" to the local eShop for 925 Yen. In addition to this, there's also new information about what this particular version of the game will offer...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
  • News Round-Up The Animals Again, In The Complete Edition Of Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope

    The special version is finally complete

    If Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition wasn't special enough for your liking, publisher Natsume will be releasing a "complete" edition of the Switch title on 25th June, according to a listing on the GameStop website. This version will include all of the previously released DLC, adding up to around $18...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Natsume
  • News Limited Run Games Releasing Dragon's Lair Trilogy Collector's Edition

    Pre-orders go live this Friday

    At the start of the year, a Switch box art for Dragon's Lair Trilogy was spotted on Nintendo's official website. At the time, it was enough to convince fans a physical release on the way. It even revealed Limited Run Games would be handling the hard copy publishing rights. Fast forward to the month of May and LRG is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Who Needs Motion Controls When You Can Play Resident Evil 4 On Switch The Classic Way

    Play like it's 2005

    If you haven't already heard the news, Resident Evil 4 on the Switch does not factor in motion controls from the 2007 Wii re-release. This newer version of the game is said to be a straight conversion of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One high-definition update from a while ago. In saying this, one interesting discovery – as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Resident Evil
    • GameCube
    • Capcom
  • Video 10 Things We Still Don't Know For Certain About Super Mario Maker 2

    We can't help but wonder...

    As unbelievable as it might be, there are still a lot of things we don't know about Super Mario Maker 2. Even after all the Direct footage, in-depth analysis and information via the game's eShop listing and website, there's plenty to find out. That's why our lovely senior video producer, Alex Olney, has rounded up...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2

YesterdayMon, 20th May 2019

  • News Resident Evil 4 On Switch Is Missing Something Pretty Major For Nintendo Fans

    A swing and a miss?

    We’re currently playing our way through Resident Evil 4 for our review, and while the prospect of once again enjoying what is perhaps the zenith of the entire franchise has pleased us greatly, there’s one thing missing from the Switch port: motion control. It would seem that Resident Evil 4 on Switch is very much a straight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Resident Evil
  • News Pre-Orders Go Live For New Switch Controller With Integrated Voice Chat And Audio Jack

    Doing what Nintendo'nt

    If you've been left frustrated by Nintendo's lack of options for voice chat support with the Switch, this new controller may well be worth a good look. First revealed at the beginning of April, the new Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller from accessory maker PDP features an audio jack for game audio and integrated in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
  • Review Castlevania Anniversary Collection - You'll Want To Get Your Teeth Into This

    Whip it good

    Konami recently kicked off its trio of Anniversary Collection compilations with an assortment of arcade shooters that, while certainly classics, were let down by limited emulation options (though since then Konami has confirmed it’ll be fixing most of our concerns with a patch). Now it’s time for the second helping, this time aimed...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Castlevania
  • Random $10,000 Pokémon Competition Winner Reportedly Found To Have Violated The Rules

    Talk about putting your foot in it

    Back in October, clothing brand Uniqlo hosted a competition which asked Pokémon fans to design a new t-shirt. The winner was to receive a lovely $10,000, a special trophy, invitation to an award ceremony in Tokyo, and even an invitation to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships. Earlier today, that very winner was...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Uniqlo
  • News CoroCoro To Share "Latest Information" On Pokémon Sword And Shield Next Month

    An E3 appearance on the cards?

    If you're looking forward to learning a little more about the next instalments in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch - it looks like you might just be in luck. According to Serebii, CoroCoro Ichiban (a sister magazine of the monthly CoroCoro Comic) has revealed that its next issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Could A 'Switch Mini' Be Key To Nvidia's Financial Revival?

    "We've returned to growth in gaming"

    As we all know, Nvidia makes the clever little chips that go inside the Nintendo Switch, and its alliance with the Kyoto veteran has proven to be a profitable one thus far. However, Nvidia's business goes beyond the Tegra line of silicon and includes cryptocurrency mining, AI, automobile tech, data centres and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Industry
  • News Mario Kart Tour Beta Test Emails Appear To Be Rolling Out To Lucky Players

    Check your inboxes!

    It would appear that those fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in the closed beta test for Mario Kart Tour are starting to be notified via email. If you applied for the chance to take part, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox. Last month, Nintendo opened beta test applications for Android users in Japan and...

    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
  • Review For The King - A Roguelike RPG That's Best Played With A Friend

    By royal decree

    Don’t let the beguiling art style of For The King fool you. It might look like a children’s book that’s been conjured to life, bathed in the soft autumnal light of a European fairy tale, but beneath the funny hats and cute character designs sits a roguelike RPG with teeth. Underestimate the challenge of its procedural maps and...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • For The King
  • Gallery These Pokémon x Super Mario Crossover Designs Are Wonderfully Weird To Behold

    All original 151 Pokémon in the works

    Plenty of Nintendo franchises are known for their adorable cast of cute, cuddly and colourful characters, many of which stay with us through our childhood and beyond. Super Mario and Pokémon are prime examples of this; with literally hundreds of character designs between them, both franchises have somehow...

    • Pokemon
    • Super Mario
    • Art
    • Nintendo
    • Gallery
  • News Retro Shoot ‘Em Up Cotton Making A Surprise Comeback On Switch

    Bewitched!

    Great news for shoot 'em up aficionado as Beep has officially confirmed it is working on a brand new Cotton franchise reboot – heading to multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch. While there isn't much information about this new entry at the moment, the company has revealed it will be based on the X68000 Japanese computer home...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Cotton
    • Retro
  • Review Pokémon Rumble Rush - A Simple Free-To-Play Outing That Only Hardcore Fans Will Love

    Get ready to rumble

    Pokémon Rumble Rush is the fifth in the Pokémon Rumble series and the first to enter the mobile fray. This game takes the mechanics of the series to new levels by providing another Pokémon “Game as a Service” Experience, and unlike the previous Pokémon Rumble games, there’s not much of a story to this game. You get sent...

    • Reviews
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Double Fine's RAD Brings Its Apocalyptic 3D Action To Switch This August

    Fresh from its Nindie Showcase reveal

    Bandai Namco and developer Double Fine Productions have revealed that RAD will be mutating onto Nintendo Switch on 20th August. First revealed just a couple of a months ago, this one seemed to go down pretty well with fans when it aired in Nintendo's Spring Nindie Showcase. Players are tasked with taking on all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Detective Pikachu Takes International Number One For Second Week In A Row

    Avengers who?

    It's safe to say that there have been some pretty major film releases hitting cinemas just recently, but our furry friend Detective Pikachu is doing just fine alongside his Hollywood superstar companions. The Pokémon film has managed to keep hold of its number one spot at the international box office for a second week in a row...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Cave's Legendary Shmup ESP Ra.De. Is Coming To Switch, Courtesy Of M2

    Psychic Force

    Emulation expert M2 has revealed that it is bringing Cave's 1998 vertical shooter ESP Ra.De. to the Nintendo Switch. Never released outside of arcades, ESP Ra.De. sees you assuming the role of one of three humans blessed with extra-sensory abilities. Armed with the power of flight and the ability to fire frickin' lasers from your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hollow Knight's European Physical Release Has Been Delayed

    North America not affected

    The European physical release of Switch indie hit Hollow Knight has been delayed, Fangamer has confirmed. The North American release is still launching as expected. The news comes from Fangamer's official Twitter account, which notes that both the physical release of the game in Europe and the worldwide physical release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
  • UK Charts Mario Has Two Games In The Top Ten, Rage 2 Debuts At Number One

    Sniper Elite the only Switch newcomer

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 18th May, revealing that Mario has managed to secure two top ten positions in another mostly quiet week at retail. A few Nintendo Switch games are scattered in and around the top twenty (below), and newcomer Sniper Elite V2 Remastered has debuted in 13th spot. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video Learn Nintendo Labo Tips And Tricks With This 'Director Insights' Video Series

    Creatives assemble!

    Today, Nintendo has kickstarted a brand new video series entitled 'Nintendo Labo - Director Insights', giving fans more info on the company's clever cardboard creations. Starring Nintendo Labo director, Tsubasa Sakaguchi - who was also the director of the original Splatoon - the series will share "insights about the development...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Video
  • News Vectronom Brings An Intense Take On Rhythm Action To Switch Next Week

    New trailer shows gameplay in action

    Note: This video contains flashing lights and rapidly changing colours. Upcoming rhythm action title Vectronom will be aiming for the high notes on Switch next week, it has been confirmed. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released. We first shared news on this one back in January, with its pulsating

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday19th May 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the previous generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too many games, not enough time to play them all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    On the 8th anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' arrival on European shores, and as dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of the console's long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • Feature Best Game Boy Games

    As voted for by you

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 today, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Friday 21st April 1989 – the day that the Game Boy launched in Japan. Thirty years ago today the video gaming landscape would be forever changed as Nintendo opened up...

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    • Best Games
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Top 50
  • Video Can Team Sonic Racing On Switch Keep Pace With The PlayStation 4 Version?

    See for yourself

    As you might have already heard, our copy of Team Sonic Racing hasn't arrived yet. As a result, our review for this game will be going live post-launch. For anyone who is eager to pick up or download the Switch version right away, but is worried about how it performs compared to the other releases, this is rather concerning...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News There's No Need To Worry About Paid DLC Or Microtransactions In Team Sonic Racing

    It's all there on the game card

    In a recent Sonic the Hedgehog live stream over on YouTube and Twitch, Sega's Aaron Webber answered a question about microtransactions, paid DLC and if anything similar will feature in Team Sonic Racing. Despite many companies embracing this model like there’s no tomorrow, Sega's development team have apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • DLC
  • Rumour A Sequel To Detective Pikachu Is Already In Development

    Pika-two

    If you haven't seen the live-action movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu yet, you might want to hurry up. After an electrifying opening weekend, ComicBook.com is reporting a sequel is already in the early stages of development. According to the source, multiple individuals involved in the original production have confirmed Legendary...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
  • Review Deponia - An Amusing Graphic Adventure Which Is Totally Overpriced On Switch

    The Simpsons meets Monkey Island?

    In its third year, the Nintendo Switch has gained a somewhat justified reputation as a ‘port machine’, and while games such as Onimusha and DOOM have been welcomed with glee and enjoyment, others have arrived with an Alan Partridge-style shrug and a ‘How Much?!’ shouted from the garden. With that, we have...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deponia
  • Random These 3D Concepts Have Us Dreaming Of A Nindie amiibo Line

    Stunning work

    Nintendo's amiibo line has been an absolute cash cow for the Japanese company since arriving alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in 2014. To date, there are more than 170 amiibo available. While most of them are based on first-party Nintendo titles, there are a few exceptions such as Yacht Club's Shovel Knight. If you've always...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • Indie
  • Review Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX - Yet Another Half-Hearted Anime Tie-In

    A bit of a mis-fire

    For the uninitiated, Girls und Panzer is the sole manga/anime series brave enough to tackle an issue we've all been searching for an answer for but until now were too afraid to ask: What would happen if girls practised tank-based martial arts as a school sport? Dear readers, wonder no more. Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Katana Zero Is Receiving A "Significant Update" At The End Of This Month

    You'll even be able to pet a cat

    Katana Zero has been one of the standout indie releases of 2019. Now, a little over a month after its release on the Switch and PC, the game's developer Askiisoft has revealed a significant update is arriving at the end of May. This will include a brand new hard mode, speedrun mode and a fixed optional stealth...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Winter-Themed Update Adds A Frosty New Location And Team To Xenon Racer

    Includes a new car and three new tracks

    When Xenon Racer arrived on the Switch eShop in March, it looked like a potato and ran like one, too. In an attempt to fix up this mess, 3DClouds added a Quality/Performance display option to this version of the game. Now that the Switch iteration has been slightly improved, the developer has refocused its...

    • Nintendo Switch
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