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YesterdayTue, 18th Dec 2018

  • Guide Every Nintendo Console Ranked From Worst To Best

    Get your pitchfork ready...

    Nintendo has a storied history of riding the crest of the video game wave, starting with 1977's Color TV-Game, which was exclusive to Japan and kicked-off the company's habit of revising its hardware (four iterations appeared between '77 and '80). However, it would be the NES that marked Nintendo's true entry into the...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Will Be Taken To Court Over Its "Illegal" eShop Pre-Ordering System

    The story continues

    As regular readers of the site may remember, earlier this year Nintendo found itself in a spot of bother with the Norwegian Consumer Council over its digital pre-order system. Currently, Nintendo refuses to offer cancellations or refunds on pre-orders made through the eShop, even when games are purchased months before their...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • Video An In-Depth Look At Degrees Of Separation, A Beautiful Co-Op Platformer Coming To Switch

    Arrives early next year

    Modus Games and developer Moondrop have shared a new trailer giving us a first look at the gameplay we can expect to find in Degrees of Separation, a co-op platformer making its way to Nintendo Switch next year. The game sees players take control of two equally powerful characters as they manipulate heat and cold in tandem,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Battle Princess Madelyn Gets Confirmed Switch Release Date, For Real This Time

    It's official

    After several delays and a whole lot of confusion, upcoming retro side-scroller Battle Princess Madelyn has received a final, confirmed release date for Nintendo Switch. North American fans can pick it up later this week on 20th December, while those in Europe will get it slightly later on 7th January. The game was originally planned...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Now Nintendo's Fastest-Selling Home Console Game Of All Time In Europe

    The achievements just keep coming

    We can't seem to go five minutes without Nintendo shoving more Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-related achievements down our throats; the game has now become the fastest-selling home console release in the company's history. Wow. Earlier today, we shared the news that the game had become the fastest-selling game on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Europe
  • Review Atari Flashback Classics - This Dusty Collection Sadly Opts For Quantity Over Quality

    Going old, old, old school

    Usually, when it comes to retro gaming compilations we tend to see two schools of thought: quality or quantity. The former usually consist of a modest helping of games, but each is given lots of care and attention and supported with heaps of extra content. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and the recent SNK 40th...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random US Homeowner Creates 9-Minute Mario Christmas Display Featuring Dubstep And A Flossing Toad

    Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal

    We can understand the appeal of the odd Mario bauble or two at Christmas time, but kitting out the entire house with a nine-minute lights display really is something else. Amazingly, that's exactly what one homeowner has chosen to do this year and we can't help but be incredibly impressed. The display has...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Nintendo
  • News Rapper Soulja Boy's At It Again, This Time Releasing His Own Knock-Off Game Boy

    And a $640 box of mysteries

    Believe it or not, we would never have expected to be writing an article about Soulja Boy releasing games consoles in 2018 here at Nintendo Life. Somehow, though, we're here doing just that for the second time in as many weeks. Yes, you may remember that just a handful of days ago, we shared the news that rapper Soulja...

    • Nintendo
    • Game Boy
    • Soulja Boy
  • Random Hideki Kamiya Asks Which Of His Characters You'd Like To See In Smash Bros.

    Cast your votes

    PlatinumGames director Hideki Kamiya has taken to social media to find out which of his beloved characters would be the most wished-for in Super Smash Bros. Four options have been provided, with each character coming from completely different franchises across Kamiya's time at both Capcom and PlatinumGames. You can choose from...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Hideki Kamiya
  • Review Aaero: Complete Edition - A Musical Marvel That Comes Close To Matching Rez's Greatness

    It’s sweet like chocolate

    Cast your mind back a generation or two, to the plastic instrument war. Guitar Hero and Rock Band were the biggest things in gaming, then all of a sudden the craze died and, just like that, the fun was over. Just as the light was flickering out, though, one final bright star appeared: DJ Hero. It was the work of UK...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aaero
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Shifts 3 Million Copies In The US In Just 11 Days

    Lots of other juicy statistics revealed

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold three million copies in the US after just eleven days on sale, breaking multiple records in the process. According to Nintendo's internal sales data, the game has become both the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time in the region, and also the fastest-selling...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Nintendo Switch Becomes The Fastest-Selling Console Of This Generation In The US

    Nintendo the best-selling publisher, too

    The Nintendo Switch has become the fastest-selling video game system of this hardware generation during its 21 months on sale in the US, it has been confirmed. The news comes from American market research company The NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States. From its launch in March 2017...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • News Post-Apocalyptic Disaster Management Game Sheltered Launches On Switch Today

    20% off this week

    Publisher Team17 has today launched the post-apocalyptic disaster management game Sheltered on Nintendo Switch. After a global apocalypse, you're tasked with protecting four family members living in a deserted underground shelter. You'll need to combat hunger, radiation, and mental exhaustion as you cling desperately to life in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Actor Suing Epic For Adding Carlton Dance Move To Fortnite

    The price of success

    The success of Fortnite has unsurprisingly placed it in the firing line on a number of occasions. It's been accused of promoting violence and gambling to children and has been targeted for copyright infringement. The developer PUBG Corp - known for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds - even tried to take legal action against the...

    • Random
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Legal
  • News Gunman Clive HD Collection Returns On 17th January For A Bargain Price

    What a deal

    The trend of Gunman Clive games being affordably priced looks set to continue on the Switch, with Swedish indie developer Bertil Hörberg revealing the previously announced HD Collection (containing the first and

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wireless NES Controller For Switch Has A Few Surprises But Still Lacks Compatibility

    Retro restrictions

    When Nintendo first revealed the wireless NES controller for Switch, details were limited. Now that the first shipment has arrived, new information about the retro-themed pads is beginning to surface. Kotaku's Chris Kohler explains how the L and R buttons on the wireless controller function: "The L button will serve as your...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Online
  • News Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Adds Lakitu To The Race Lineup

    New courses also released

    The airborne koopa Lakitu has a long history with the Mario Kart series. He's best known for starting each race and helping out when karts go off-course. Later on in Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart 8, Lakitu was added to the series as a playable character. Now, the Nintendo and Bandai Namco collaboration Mario Kart Arcade GP...

    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Bandai Namco
    • Arcade
  • Video Nintendo Really Wants You To Buy The Wireless NES Controllers For Switch

    "There's really no better way to play"

    When the digital NES game library for Switch Online was revealed, Nintendo announced it would be releasing a pair of wireless NES controllers. If you're still not convinced, perhaps the above video will change your mind. Presented by Nintendo Treehouse staffer JC Rodrigo, the short clip takes the time to unbox...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • NES

Monday17th Dec 2018

  • News A Second Isabelle Smash Ultimate Glitch Has Been Found Which Can Create Infinite Waluigis

    We couldn't make this stuff up

    Unless you've been living under a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate-shaped rock for the last few months, you'll no doubt be aware that fans really wanted luscious-haired super villain Waluigi in the game. Well, a new glitch has been found which can make this dream become painfully true and, with the help of the videos below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Waluigi
  • News Isabelle And Villager Glitch Discovered In Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks The Game

    Catch this

    Last week, version 1.2.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate went live. The latest update was mostly a bunch of technical tweaks in the form of fixes and adjustments. With the fanbase continually working around the clock to uncover what else has changed, a player who is part of the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Random New York Times Crossword Puzzle Forgets That The Wii U Was A Thing

    Wii remember U

    Before this slightly baffling era where twenty to thirty new games appear every single week on the ever-blooming Switch, Nintendo's home console operations revolved around none other than the Wii U. A console let down by a lack of third-party support and unclear marketing, and ultimately not generating nearly enough sales, the Wii U...

    • Random
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
  • UK Charts A Solid Week For Switch, But Smash Bros. Ultimate Can't Hold On To First Place

    Sales rise across the board

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now had its second week on store shelves, performing relatively well in a week with lots of changes at the top of the UK charts. The game drops down to fourth place this week after a 52% fall in sales from last week's count. While that might sound like a rather hefty fall, a 52% drop is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Close To 100 Link Designs Were Considered For Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Devs Explain Blue Tunic

    It's not so easy being green

    Changing the appearance of your hugely popular series mascot would be a pretty bold move for anyone, but that's exactly what the team behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild did when the game arrived on Switch and Wii U last year. Gone are the days of the classic green get-up, replaced by a rather fetching blue...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Firewatch - There's No Smoke Without Fire In This Essential Indie Hit

    If you go down to the woods today…

    During the early days of Firewatch’s development, Washington-based indie studio Campo Santo made a point of speaking to real fire lookouts to get a sense of what it’s like to be stationed for months on the end, deep in a North American forest. “Why would you make a game out of this job?” some of their...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Firewatch
  • News Get Discounts On Zelda, Pokémon And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Seven games in total

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are seven games up for grabs this time around, including a classic Zelda remake, a quirky Pokémon title, and some virtual console treats. As always, you can...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Random Here's What Mario Would Sound Like If He Was In Sonic's World

    When worlds collide

    If you love Japanese video game music, you might be a fan of Yuzo Koshiro. Arguably the greatest video game composer of all-time, his music has been featured in multiple titles including Streets of Rage and more recently Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In a post on Twitter, Koshiro decided to create a track based on the idea of...

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    • Mario
    • Sonic
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News Nintendo's Holiday Television Advertising Promotes Pokémon: Let’s Go

    Sony maintains the lead

    The holiday season is now in full swing and VentureBeat reports Nintendo is once again in second place in terms of television advertising within the US. According to GamesBeat and its partner iSpot.tv - a real-time television ad measurement company - Nintendo was the second highest most-seen video game industry brand in...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Prepare For The Zombie Apocalypse With #killallzombies, A Third-Person Shooter Coming To Switch

    Co-op zombie blasting confirmed

    Zombie survival game and third-person shooter #killallzombies is headed to Nintendo Switch early next year, it has been confirmed. Originally launching on other platforms a few years ago, #killallzombies has you fighting for your life against hordes of - you guessed it - zombies. There are three different modes to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Yo-Kai Watch 4 Receives New Screens And Details Surrounding Its Battle System

    Feast your eyes

    Level-5 has updated the official Japanese website for Yo-kai Watch 4, adding a batch of new stills and providing a little more info on how the game's battle system will work. In Yo-kai Watch 4, players will be jumping into the battlefield alongside their Yo-kai partners, running around and dodging attacks in real time. Markers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Competition Win A Copy Of The Exhilarating Aaero: Complete Edition

    Complete with Bass Wobble

    To celebrate the upcoming launch of Aaero: Complete Edition on Nintendo Switch we've teamed up with developer Mad Fellows to give you the opportunity to win one of three copies of the game. Independent two-man team Mad Fellows bring you Aaero which synergizes high-speed sci-fi shooting action with immersive music elements...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Aaero
  • News Rad Rodgers Radical Edition Will Bring Its Foul-Mouthed Platforming To Switch With New Content

    New characters and modes available

    Handy Games has confirmed that Rad Rodgers Radical Edition is on the way to Nintendo Switch. The game brings new content which will be provided to other platforms as a free update. This sassy platformer has been designed as an homage to classic '90s era games of the same genre, releasing earlier this year on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Developer Of Pokémon GO Is Now Worth About $4 Billion

    Meowth, that's right!

    US-based software developer Niantic became a global phenomenon when it released the augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO in 2016. Since then, the company hasn't looked back - continually improving the experience and building upon its own IP, while acquiring new licenses to work with at the same time. To this day, GO...

    • Pokemon
    • Niantic
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Villains Win Super Smash Bros. Inspired Splatfest In Splatoon 2

    Evil rules

    The latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest joined in on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate celebrations by asking players to side with heroes or villains. Now that the event is officially over, the results have been tallied up. The villains of the Nintendo universe - including characters such as Bowser

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Uncanny Valley Will Bring Story-Driven Horror To Switch On Christmas Day With 50% Off At Launch

    Have an alternative Christmas

    Digerati has revealed that the unnerving story-driven horror of Uncanny Valley will be creeping its way to Nintendo Switch next week. The game sees you playing as Tom, a security guard working the night shift at an abandoned facility in the middle of nowhere. Already troubled by disturbing dreams, Tom’s reality takes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video InkyPen Launch Trailer Demonstrates How You Can Enjoy Your Comics On Switch

    Available now

    Releasing today on Switch, InkyPen allows users to read and store an entire library of comics on Nintendo's hybrid machine. A new trailer has been released to celebrate, showing off the different ways in which you'll be able to read your favourite stories. From train journeys and your daily commute to breakfast time and gloomy nights...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • InkyPen
  • Review Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - Short, Sweet But Perhaps Not For Everyone

    A playable concept album

    When done right, concept albums can represent the finest content that the music industry has to offer, tying together a set of songs into one continuous thematic experience that manages to be more than the sum of its parts. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an evolution of the concept album, weaving the tracks of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Superbrothers
    • Sword and Sworcery

Sunday16th Dec 2018

  • Rumour DLC Fighter For Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked On Japanese Textboard

    The salt is on standby

    Since the reveal Joker from Persona 5 would be the first of five DLC fighters joining the cast in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there's been much speculation about who the remaining four characters could be. According to a

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Here's The Only Technical Analysis Of Smash Bros. Ultimate You'll Need

    "A remarkable achievement"

    If you've been wondering how Super Smash Bros. Ultimate compares to the existing releases on Wii U and 3DS, Digital Foundry has uploaded a video, providing a full technical rundown. The feature-packed game weighs in at 1

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Digital Foundry
  • Rumour Crash Team Racing For Switch Might Not Release On 21st June 2019

    Third place

    When Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was revealed at the 2018 Game Awards, it was originally thought to be a timed PlayStation exclusive. Not long after, Activision confirmed the game would be simultaneously released on all platforms - including the Switch - on 21st June 2019. At this point, there was a collective sigh of relief by...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Working On New Game Set In The Same Universe

    More updates for the farm also on the way

    Stardew Valley creator Eric Barone - best known as ConcernedApe - has posted a new developer update outlining future plans for the game and briefly touching on his new project set in the same universe as the existing release. Here's what he had to say about this new title: "As many of you know, I’ve been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon And Nintendo Labo Feature In YouTube's Top Trending Gaming Video List

    Fortnite takes top spot

    Nintendo Labo and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have made it into the top trending YouTube gaming video list for 2018. After a strong year of Switch marketing, the trailer for the latest Pokémon games placed fifth and the first look at Labo was right behind in the sixth spot. Out of the ten videos...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Labo
  • News Two Puyo Puyo Games Are Being Added To The Sega AGES Line

    Online support included

    If you've been craving affordably priced puzzle titles on the Switch, the latest games announced for the Sega AGES line might be exactly what you need. At the Puyo Puyo Championship December 2018 Tournament, Sega revealed Puyo Puyo and its sequel Puyo Puyo Tsū (Puyo Puyo 2) would be added to the retro-inspired series on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sega AGES
    • Upcoming Releases

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