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  • Video Some Mario Games Just Can't Properly Be Played Anymore

    At least five, anyway

    Video games are a funny medium; one's released, and about a year afterwards you're not likely to be able to buy a brand new copy of it unless you're very lucky or it gets a second run. As such they age, and in a time of online patches and internet servers being so integral it's likely only going to get harder to play games...

    • Retro
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • CD-i
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived, just in time to rescue us all from the dread and gloom of the working week. Even if you've got to work a little more this weekend, hopefully you'll have the time to play some new (or old) games on your Nintendo console of choice. The team at Nintendo Life certainly are, so here are our...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock All Costumes

    Get dressed

    There's a bunch of different characters to unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and each of them has various different costumes they can wear. These are often based on outfits from previous The Legend of Zelda games. In this guide, we're going to help you unlock all costumes for each character in the game. We'll list all of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Link Heart Piece And Containers Guide

    Get a life

    What? Just because Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition isn't a traditional Zelda game, doesn't mean it can't have heart pieces. There's a ton to gather here, and if you gather four of them you'll get an extra heart. There's even heart containers to collect that give you a full heart each time you collect one. That's good because...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Friday18th May 2018

  • Rumour Fresh Details Of Star Fox: Grand Prix Suggest It's Not Like F-Zero At All, Thanks Very Much

    So there

    While it's a long way from being confirmed as solid fact, there seems to be an almost unstoppable momentum behind rumours that Retro Studios is working on a racing game set in the Star Fox universe. Dubbed "Star Fox: Grand Prix", this rumoured title broke cover earlier this week, immediately triggering some hoots of derision from...

    • Rumours
    • Star Fox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Only Accounted For 7% Of Ubisoft's Yearly Revenue

    Mario + Rabbids still going strong

    Ubisoft has released its full year sales and earnings figures for the 2017-18 period, providing us with a breakdown of how the company's games performed across various platforms and regions. A chart showing the difference in sales between rival platforms shows that the Switch accounted for just 7%, with PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock Zelda, Link, And All Other Characters

    Hyrule the world

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition combines the universe and characters of The Legend of Zelda with the addictive Dynasty Warriors franchise to create a pretty intriguing mashup. It still feels like a Zelda game – you play as Link, grab the Master Sword, and rescue Zelda – but the gameplay is all Dynasty Warriors. That means...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News Owlboy On Nintendo Switch Made A Profit Within 24 Hours Of Launch

    Flying high

    We love Owlboy here at Nintendo Life - just check out Ryan's glowing 9/10 review for proof of that - and it turns out a lot of you do, too. So well, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch port turned a profit for developer D-Pad Studio within 24 hours of launch. The news was revealed in a recent AMA on Reddit by programmer and CEO J-Remi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • 26

    Switch eShop

    Review Fairune Collection

    Fairuno, Fairdue, Fairtre

    Skipmore’s charming Legend of Zelda/Ys retro mash-up did some good service for 3DS owners in the past and it's once again being brought to the spotlight thanks to a compilation of both titles (and a couple of extra ones) in this new Fairune Collection. Are these brain-teasing adventures worth taking once again? Let's give...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fairune Collection
  • News Hover Will Now Pull Off Some Gnarly Tricks On Nintendo Switch

    Sorry, Wii U folks

    Remember Hover: Revolt of Gamers? That Kickstarted open-world title that looks like a mashup between Mirror's Edge, Jet Set Radio and TrickStyle? Well, it was coming to Wii U when it was first announced in 2014, but like most games once destined for Nintendo's deceased platform, the title will now be heading to Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Play As Breath Of The Wild Link And Zelda

    Link of the Wild

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is the latest adventure featuring our favourite Link and Zelda. You'll battle across the face of Hyrule alongside popular returning characters from the franchise. Ever wished you could get a taste of what it's like to be Ganondorf? This is your chance. Those who first experienced The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - All Weapons And How To Unlock Them

    Blade master

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is all about destroying hordes – and we mean hordes – of typical Zelda opponents in your quest to grab the Master Sword and 'rescue' Zelda. It's only natural, then, that you want to unlock all of the various weapons on offer. In this guide, we're going to help you do just that. We've put...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News The Stylised RPG Battles Of Shadows Of Adam Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Featuring a, "unique fast-paced battle system"

    Circle Entertainment and developer Something Classic Games have revealed SNES-esque RPG Shadows of Adam will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch. Previously released on PC, Mac and Linux, the game will make its console debut on Switch, featuring, "a compelling story, a unique fast-paced battle system...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Code Of Princess EX Launches On 31 July In The West

    EXpect good things

    The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Code of Princess EX
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Enters The Nintendo Switch Arena On 22nd June

    Don't be blue

    Back in March we finally got news that PQube would be publishing BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in Europe, putting an end to fears us 2D fighting fans outside of Japan and North America would be left out in the cold. Well, that nebulous 'summer 2018' release window has finally been whittled down to an actual date - 22nd June! Ta da! If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of Japan Teases the Next Addition to Kirby Star Allies

    A new challenger!

    The Dream Friends concept was an interesting inclusion in Kirby Star Allies, giving players the ability to play alongside special characters from across Kirby’s long history. Though the selection of Dream Friends is admittedly rather slim as of the time of writing, Nintendo has pledged to continue adding new friends in free...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire Will Sink Its Claws Into Nintendo Switch

    Feline good

    Cat Quest saw the worlds of felines and action-RPGs finally brought together in the ultimate genre crossover, and the end result was a silly yet engaging adventure full of loot, battles and anthropomorphic knights. Well, it's time to sharpen your claws yet again because developer The Gentlebros has confirmed its sequel is now in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News South Korean Listing Suggests Ubisoft's Hungry Shark World Will Swim From Mobile To Switch

    Beneath the waves

    Sales on Nintendo Switch may have only counted for 7% of Ubisoft's recent yearly earnings, but that doesn't mean the French publisher is abandoning the platform just yet. Well, according to one recent South Korean listing that is. If said listing is to be believed, Hungry Shark World - a smartphone title about feeding some of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature PixelJunk Monsters 2 Developer Q-Games On Nintendo-Like Design And Future Switch Projects

    "The amazing thing about the Switch is the simplicity"

    In the heart of Japan's former capital Kyoto, Q-Games founder and former Argonaut programmer Dylan Cuthbert and his team are putting the finishing touches to the sequel to popular tower defence game PixelJunk Monsters. Ten years since the original title and several ‘canon’ games later,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Interviews
    • Japan
    • Features
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Miss Its 22nd May Launch Date, Dev Promises "Exciting Things"

    Nothing but net

    If you've been looking forward to a new NBA-related title on Nintendo Switch this month, then we've got a bit of bad news. NBA Playgrounds 2, which was due to slam dunk onto the eShop on 22nd May, has now been delayed until further notice. Developer Saber Interactive confirmed the news via the game's official Facebook page, stating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Welcome To Jurassic Pinball, Launching 25th May On Nintendo Switch

    Prehistoric pinball

    Do you love dinosaurs? Do you posses an undying penchant for pinball? Well, worlds are about to collide yet again as EnjoyUp Games and Super Power Up brings Jurassic Pinball to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25th May.  This reproduction of a real pinball machine - complete with all the usual graphic details and sounds you'd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 17

    Switch eShop

    Review Invisiballs

    Let’s get ready to rumble

    Created by Swiss indie developer Digital Kingdom, Invisiballs describes itself as a “competitive next-gen hide-and-seek,” aiming to utilise the unique features of the Nintendo Switch to make something a little different. It also gives off that immediate multiplayer party vibe that we see so often in the Switch’s...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Invisiballs

Thursday17th May 2018

  • News Nintendo's E3 2018 Presentation Gets An Official Title

    Update: And it's gone

    Update: Nintendo has updated its E3 site and has removed any reference to “Nintendo Direct: E3 2018”. The new wording now says: Three days of Nintendo Switch gameplay with Treehouse members and developers, starting right after the video presentation with Super Smash Bros. Original Story: Ever since Nintendo opted...

    • E3 2018
    • Events
    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Nintendo Download 17th May (North America)

    Here are all the new games heading to the eShops today

    Thursday has rolled around once more, so it's time to see what delights Nintendo has brought to its various eShops with this week's Nintendo Download. As always, be sure to leave a vote in our poll and drop us a comment or two in the comments section on which games you'll be picking up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • News See The Origins Of The Pokémon You Know (And Some You Don't) In A New Manga

    Gotta sketch 'em all

    In a series of tweets yesterday, Game Freak employee James Turner revealed a sneak preview of a new educational manga recently released in Japan, detailing the history of Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and information from the early days at Game Freak. The book, called 'Satoshi Tajiri: The Man Who Created Pokémon', was...

    • Pokemon
    • retro
  • Video Fake Nintendo E3 2018 "Leaks" are Fun to Read

    Anyone can make a leak

    It happens every year. Every year as fans and people who run a Nintendo website we're bombarded by supposed leaks of Nintendo's E3 plans or E3 schedule or something to that effect. Sometimes they're believable, but a lot fo the time they're blatantly fake. After all, anyone can print off a piece of paper with a load of game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3
    • E3 2018
  • News Mojang Details Phase One Features Of Update Aquatic For Minecraft

    Gloo gloo

    Minecraft is one of those games that’s in a constant state of flux, with the developers wasting no time in adding new content through regular(ish) patches. The big “Bedrock” update is due to launch on the Switch on 21st June, adding in cross-platform play and a whole slew of other features. However, alongside the Bedrock update,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Minecraft
  • Nintendo Download 17th May (Europe)

    New games - and more - on the EU eShops

    This week's Nintendo Download update is in, bringing in tons of new games, demos, themes and activities to the EU eShops. As always, be sure to add a vote or two to the poll at the bottom of the article, and a comment with your chosen digital pickups. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Super Neptunia RPG Brings Side-Scrolling Dungeons And Turn-Based Battles To Switch

    Arrives later this year

    Idea Factory has revealed that the Neptunia series is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year in the form of Super Neptunia RPG. Developed by Canadian company Artisan Studios, Super Neptunia RPG will mix side-scrolling dungeons and turn-based battles to create a unique game which shifts from 2D to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Neptunia
  • Random Nintendo UK Can't Resist Getting In On The Royal Wedding Hype

    Tying the knot

    If you're in the UK then you'll be acutely aware that this week, one of the Royal family will be getting hitched (on the same day as the FA Cup Final, which strikes us as pretty poor planning). Nintendo UK has sensed the marketing opportunity here, and has been slapping up special Super Mario Odyssey posters on the London...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • UK
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Exclusive The Artist Behind Troubled Sega Mega Drive Fighter Paprium Speaks Out

    "I have been upset for some time"

    Remember Paprium? An incredible-looking Sega Genesis / Mega Drive scrolling fighter from the team behind the Wii U eShop RPG Pier Solar (which, incidentally, also began life on Sega's 16-bit system), it was announced over a y

    • Retro
    • Exclusive
    • Mega Drive
    • Sega
    • Watermelon
  • News Get In The Holiday Mood With Bandai Namco's Go Vacation For Switch

    It's nice on Kawawii island

    Long time Nintendo fans may remember Bandai Namco's Go Vacation on the Wii, which we weren't exactly bowled over by at the time. Anyway, it seems Bandai Namco has heard the demands for a remake, and the game will be coming to Switch on 27th July. In the game, you go on vacation to the tropical Kawawii island and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 10

    Switch eShop

    Review InkSplosion

    No use crying over spilled paint

    Splatoon 2 and, to an extent, De Blob, have a lot to answer for. It seems that so many developers are attempting to ape the style that comes from splashes of paint spilling from a protagonist or vehicle. There’s a lot to be said for the visual style; bright colours bursting from a screen are always...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Inksplosion
  • News Johnny Turbo Heads For The Kitchen With Super Burger Time

    "Let's go out for a burger..."

    The fourth serving of Johnny Turbo Data East classics will be released today in North America (next week in Europe) and it's strangely related with President Ronnie's favourite take-out food. Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Burger Time was the first proper sequel to the classic 1982 original, and along with a welcome...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Waxing Apocalyptic With The Makers Of Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    A dystopian 'dillo

    Remember Dillon, Nintendo's rock-smashing armadillo? Nintendo hasn't forgotten him, and he's poised to return to the 3DS soon. Before that, we had the opportunity to talk about his new adventure with Kensuke Tanabe of Nintendo, the producer on the latest title, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, as well as Risa Tabata, the...

    • Features
    • 3DS
    • Interviews
  • Feature Hands-On With Playdough Platform Puzzler Semblance At BitSummit 2018

    Make yourself

    At Kyoto's Bitsummit indie games festival, we had the chance to have some hands-on time and chat to the developers of ‘playdough’ platform puzzle game Semblance, from South African developer Nyamakop.  The demo was all about the realisation of what was possible from one puzzle to the next, as the world and various platforms...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • Events Attending The MCM London Comic Con? So Are We...

    You could even meet Alex, you lucky things

    The MCM London Comic Con takes place between the 25th and 27th May at the Excel in England's capital, and as ever, there were be plenty of video game-related points of interest among the TV stars, merchandise and cosplay. Confirmed stars include David Harewood (Supergirl), Rosario Dawson (Marvel...

    • Events
    • MCM Comic Con
    • UK

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