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TodaySun, 24th Mar 2019

  • News It Looks Like Hi-Rez Studios Is Bringing Realm Royale To The Nintendo Switch

    Fantasy Fortnite

    At the beginning of February, it was discovered Hi-Rez Studios was likely releasing its free-to-play multiplayer fantasy title Realm Royale on the Switch in the near future. If the previous findings weren't already convincing enough, dataminers have now uncovered even more evidence of a possible Nintendo release. A

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Rumour New Persona 5 Trailer Connected To Recent Smash Bros. Ultimate Datamine

    Another link

    Persona 5 R is now officially known as Persona 5: The Royal, after a short teaser commercial for the upcoming PlayStation 4 game aired during the latest episode of the animated series. While there was no mention of the new Atlus game being released on the Nintendo Switch, there is believed to be a link between this latest trailer and...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Professor Layton And The Curious Village Appears To Be Making The Switch

    One other entry also being localised

    Last time we heard about the 2007 DS title Professor Layton and the Curious Village, was when it was discovered the classic story-driven puzzle game by Level-5 was being ported across to Android and iOS. Now, according to a listing on the G4F Localisation website, Professor Layton’s original

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Level-5
    • Professor Layton

YesterdaySat, 23rd Mar 2019

  • News Cuphead Won't Be Any Easier On Nintendo Switch

    Deal with it

    While Nintendo is known for making gaming as accessible as possible to the masses, a number of indie developers have made a name for themselves on the Switch by providing absolutely ruthless experiences. Cuphead by StudioMDHR will be no different. This game is already known as a punishing run and gun 2D platformer and it's now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • GDC
  • News NetherRealm Studios Reveals First DLC Character For Mortal Kombat 11

    Noob Saibot also returns

    It's a common trend for developers of upcoming releases to announce downloadable content ahead of time nowadays and NetherRealm Studios is no different. The first of six DLC fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 in the Kombat Pack is Shang Tsung. Interestingly, the character is voiced by the Japanese-American actor, martial...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
    • DLC
  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Arrives Next Week On Switch eShop

    Go go Power Rangers

    Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid had an incredibly rough start to its life when a YouTube channel uploaded the game's trailer and press release ahead of schedule, resulting in the game being officially revealed on the same day as the first Mort

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Is State Of Play PlayStation's Take On Nintendo Direct?

    Immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    Sony has revealed it will be hosting a series of live broadcasts, with the first one kicking off on 25th March. These 'State of Play' showcases intend to provide updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation. Here's a bit about what to expect, direct from the PR: State of Play will give you...

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    • PlayStation
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  • Feature GoldenEye Dev David Doak On Shaking (And Stirring) The FPS Genre On Console

    "All we could see were the bad things"

    You couldn’t escape it. It was here, rife and potent. It ploughed a path through conventional gaming conversations from the casuals to the parents of gamers that had to put up with the noise, the screaming and the not going to bed because if you didn’t kill John with thirty-seven remote mines stuck to the...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Rare
    • David Doak
  • News Dead Cells Surpasses One Million Sales, Switch Version Leads The Way On Console

    Well deserved

    Motion Twin's Dead Cells didn't have the best launch on the Switch eShop. In fact, when it arrived, the French-based developer had to acknowledge frame-drops and performance issues with a public apology. It spent the next six months reworking the game engine, to bump the framerate up to 60fps and since then, it's been recognised as one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Sales
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Well, what a busy week we've had. There was the Nindies Showcase, which brought with it the Cuphead and Cadence of Hyrule reveals, the

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Alex Kidd And Gain Ground Join The Sega AGES Line Here In The West On 28th March

    Two more classics

    The Sega AGES line has taken ages to get up and running here in the west. Despite this, it has managed to develop into a quality library of retro re-releases with some subtle quality of life improvements to enhance the overall experience. While we wait for the likes of Virtua Racer to arrive, Sega has now confirmed it’s...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega

Friday22nd Mar 2019

  • News Super Mario Party Finally Gets Its First Update, But It's Far From Exciting

    Still no new content, then

    We had a lot of fun with Super Mario Party when it launched last October - we called it a "beautifully realised Mario Party game which takes the series right back to its roots" in our review - but we always thought it could have done with another board or two to enjoy via an update or DLC package. Well, as it happens, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Updates
  • News Microsoft Asked The Studio Behind Cuphead To Bring The Game To Switch

    An active approach

    When Cuphead was revealed during the recent Nindie Direct presentation, it somewhat confirmed rumours about Microsoft bringing a selection of Xbox exclusives to the Nintendo Switch. As surreal as it might be, it's got many people wondering how such an idea came about in the first place. According to Daniel Bloodworth fr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Best-Selling Indie Games On The Switch

    Nindie representation

    The relationship between Nintendo and indie developers seems to be getting stronger by the day. We've seen characters such as Shovel Knight represented as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and now the developer behind Crypt of the NecroDancer is working on a special Zelda cross-over known as

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Nindie
    • Indie
  • Hands On There's More To Nintendo's Labo VR Than Meets The Eye

    Virtual Reality, the Nintendo way

    Maintaining a healthy degree of scepticism is always a wise policy in life, especially when you're faced with a seemingly endless number of companies trying to tempt you to spend your hard-earned cash. It's a practice we regularly employ in both our personal and professional lives here at Nintendo Life, and it's...

    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Labo
    • VR
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News This 3D Model Of Super Mario World Is Breathtakingly Beautiful

    We'll take ten, thanks

    If you love Super Mario World anywhere near as much as we do, you're going to love this 3D model based on the game's overworld, too. Shared on Twitter by Matt Brailsford, this gorgeous little creation features all of the key areas seen on the game's famous map. Everything from the little world numbers, the Yellow Switch...

    • Super Mario
    • SNES
    • Nintendo
    • Art
    • Retro
  • News More Tantalising Polymega Details Emerge From GDC 2019

    Along with some bad news

    We've had our eyes on the modular Polymega console for quite some time now, and with good reason – if these guys can pull it off, it will be the ultimate one-stop retro system, covering consoles such as the NES, SNES, Mega Drive / Genesis, Mega CD and even Neo Geo CD.

    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Polymega
    • GDC 2019
  • News Nintendo's Nindie Manager Hopes Cadence Of Hyrule Will Start An Indie Collab Trend

    Which other franchises would benefit?

    The Nindies Showcase reveal of Cadence of Hyrule was an exciting one for many reasons, but one standout reason is the fact that Nintendo has happily entrusted a relatively small indie developer with the Zelda brand. This really isn't a normal occurrence in Nintendo's world; larger, well-established companies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo
  • Feature The Best 3D Platformers On Nintendo Switch

    Workin' the Z-axis

    Ah, the 3D platformer. Ever since Super Mario 64 landed and showed everyone just how good three-dimensional platforming could be, there have been developers hoping to capture just a smidgen of that game’s magic. It was a tough act to follow, even for the plumber himself, but his latest outing on Switch has him at the very top of...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Platformers
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Nostalgia Alert! James Pond Codename: Robocod Slips Onto Switch eShop

    Cod help us

    With the huge lists of new titles on eShop every week, it's sometimes easy for smaller games to slip thought the net as the bigger releases grab our attention. Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted a 16-bit classic that dropped onto Switch yesterday. Yep, James Pond Codename: Robocod is available to download on eShop as we write. For...

    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Someone Made A Painting Elephant VR Game Long Before Nintendo Labo

    Coincidence?

    Nintendo is set to release its latest venture into the world of cardboard gaming next month with Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit. Included in the complete set is a Toy-Con Elephant design, which allows players to use a trunk to paint 3D objects and more besides. It's one of the more inventive additions coming to the Labo VR range,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • VR
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Free-To-Play Fighter Brawlhalla Adds Hellboy Characters Next Month

    Iconic characters join the ranks

    Hot on the heels of the Brawlout x Dead Cells news, Ubisoft has revealed that Brawlhalla is also about to get a roster boost, this time in the form of a collection of characters from 2019's Hellboy movie. The news comes thanks to a partnership between Ubisoft and production company Lionsgate, which sees the iconic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Switch Accounts For Almost Half Of ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove's Early Sales

    Beating Steam, PS4 and Xbox One

    ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove launched at the start of this month, bringing its "funky fresh roguelike adventure infused with old skool hip-hop" to Switch and other platforms with a nostalgic bang. The game's developer, Humanature Studios, has now updated its original Kickstarter page with some early sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Video Get Your First Look At The Nintendo Labo VR Kit

    Heck, it's about time

    The first footage of the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 04: VR Kit has finally been released. Below is the full rundown, courtesy of the official Nintendo PR: Ever wish you could paint like an elephant or feel like a superhero by stopping an alien invasion? Nintendo Labo: VR Kit launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system on...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Labo
    • VR
  • News Dead Cells' The Beheaded Joins The Battle In Brawlout On Switch

    A new challenger approaches

    Indie arena fighter Brawlout has a brand new fighter in its roster thanks to this week's Version 2.0 update, and it's none other than Dead Cells protagonist, The Beheaded. That's right, Dead Cells joins Yooka-Laylee, Guacamelee, and Hyper L

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News SteamWorld Quest Physical Edition Expected To Arrive This Year

    Launching digitally

    As fantastic as physical game releases are on the Nintendo Switch, one common problem is delayed retail announcements. It can result in fans buying a digital copy of a game and then regretting their purchase when they hear a physical verision is on the way. Recently, a number of developers have made an effort to improve the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yet Another Zombie Defense HD Is A Top-Down Arcade Shooter Invading Switch Next Month

    With local and online co-op

    Yet Another Zombie Defense HD is barricading itself onto a Switch near you very soon indeed; a 5th April release date has been confirmed today alongside a brand new trailer (above). The game is a top-down arcade zombie shooter with tactical and strategic elements. Players must prepare before nightfall by building...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Detective Adventure AI: The Somnium Files Launches This July

    A new trailer and a Special Agent Edition up for pre-order

    Developer Spike Chunsoft has debuted a new trailer for its neo-noir detective game AI: The Somnium Files at GDC and announced a 25th July release date. The video above gives a first look at gameplay, although it's still a little vague on the specifics. You play as detective Kaname Date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Labo Wins GDC Innovation Award

    The power of cardboard

    At the very beginning of 2019, the organisers of the 19th Game Developers Choice awards announced this year's nominees. On the Switch front, Nintendo Labo was nominated for an innovation award, while indie titles such as Celeste got nominated for the best audio, design and game of the year. The winners of each category have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • GDC
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • News Solve Magical Puzzles On The Go With SpellKeeper, Out On Switch This April

    "Challenging but not frustrating"

    The Switch eShop is about to get its hands on yet another puzzle title, this time in the form of SpellKeeper. Described as a "unique logic game" on Nintendo's official store listing, this one is set to feature dozens of puzzles and hand-drawn graphics, as seen in the gameplay footage up above. That video is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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