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TodayTue, 30th May 2017

  • News Nintendo Reveals Some Stats for the ARMS Global Testpunch

    Guess who was most played?

    This past weekend saw the launch of the ARMS Global Testpunch, a time-specific demo of Nintendo’s fascinating new fighter. Most of the character roster was available to try out and there were several different time slots available, so the broadest userbase possible could get the most out of the limited event. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arms
  • News Ever Oasis Will Be Receiving a Demo on the eShop

    For all of you that are still on the fence

    With the Switch frequently dominating headlines, it can be easy to forget that Nintendo is still fully backing the 3DS with new software. One upcoming game which seems to be getting a little less attention than it maybe should be is that of Ever Oasis, a new Zelda-like RPG from Grezzo. We got a chance to...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • 3DS
    • Ever Oasis
  • Music This 8-Bit Rendition Of The ARMS Theme Is Even Catchier Than The Original

    Earworm

    If you've taken part in the ARMS Global Testpunch recently then you'll no doubt find yourself humming the game's excellent theme tune for most of your waking hours - it's that catchy. In case you're one of the few people who haven't heard it yet - or you need reminding so it can torment you for even longer - here's what it sounds like:...

    • Music
    • ARMS
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News PlatinumGames Is Keen To Make Bayonetta 3, Possibly With A New Protagonist

    "We’re talking within the company even now about what to do"

    Bayonetta was a cult smash when it first released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, so much so that Nintendo felt compelled to dig deep and fund development of a sequel exclusively for the Wii U. Since then, fans of the series have been waiting keenly for news of a third outing, and it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atsushi Inaba
    • PlatinumGames
  • Guide How To Access The ARMS Global Testpunch Whenever You Like, Sort Of

    Practice makes perfect

    If you've been lucky enough to have taken part in the much-hyped ARMS Global Testpunch then you may be a bit frustrated at the fact that trying to access the game outside of the scheduled online sessions results in an error message - the servers are only live at predetermined points. However, Reddit...

    • Guide
    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdayMon, 29th May 2017

  • News Square Enix Silent On Switch Dragon Quest XI Due To "Adult Circumstances"

    Your guess is as good as ours

    Dragon Quest XI will be hitting the PS4 and 3DS on July 29th in Japan, but Square Enix is acting like the Switch version doesn't exist - despite the fact that series creator Yuji Horii has

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Dragon Quest
  • News This New Artwork For Netflix's Castlevania Series Sure Does Look Familiar

    Fangs a lot

    The more we see of the new Castlevania Netflix series, the harder it is to contain our excitement.  Last week we were given the first taste of this animated epic and now we've got this awesome artwork, which is a neat tribute to the cover of the very first NES game.  While the series will t

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
    • NES
  • Rumour Nintendo Is Ramping Up Switch Production For This Fiscal Year

    Now targeting 18 million consoles before March 2018

    The Switch is selling faster than some very hot cakes right now and according to "inside sources" cited by The Financial Times, Nintendo is upping production in an attempt to meet demand. These sources claim that Nintendo is looking to increase production to ensure that those who wish to buy a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
  • News Natsume Teases Western Release Of River City Spin-Off Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki

    Update: Natsume confirms the news

    Update: Natsume has confirmed that the game is coming to the west as River City: Knights of Justice, and that it will be a 3DS eShop exclusive. It would seem that the Japanese setting will be switched for a European setting. Original story: Natsume appears to be teasing a western release for the 3DS...

    • 3DS
    • Natsume
    • Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki

Sunday28th May 2017

  • Live Blog It's Time for the ARMS Global Testpunch - Round 4

    Get up! 'Cos Micky loves ya

    In this weekend of potential muscle strains we're into the fourth round of the ARMS Global Testpunch. As the whole thing is clearly a metaphor for the Rocky movies, this is the stage where we drag ourselves up, head to a remote cabin in snow-covered mountains (which nevertheless has Wi-Fi) and start getting serious...

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • ARMS
    • Global Testpunch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Live Blog It's Time for the ARMS Global Testpunch - Round 6!

    Inset PUNCHline here...

    Yes, we skipped Round 5 for the live blog treatment, because we needed to get some physiotherapy to repair some strained ARMS springs. We're back, though, as a grizzled old fighter making a final comeback while giving inspirational speeches. Keep moving forward, etc...

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • ARMS
    • Global Testpunch
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday27th May 2017

  • News Capcom Unleashes Debut Trailer and Details on Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch

    Includes save transfer and cross-play with 3DS version

    Capcom promised details on Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch during its Monster Hunter Championship 2017 event, and thankfully it delivered. The company unveiled a lot of details and a tasty extended trailer, while also confirming that the game will arrive in Japan on 25th August. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Monster Hunter XX
  • Live Blog Get a Look at Monster Hunter XX on Nintendo Switch

    Plus enjoy the Monster Hunter Championship 2017

    As you've no doubt seen by now, Capcom has confirmed Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) for the Nintendo Switch in Japan; we're naturally hoping it'll be localised to other territories as well. More details are expected at Monster Hunter Championship 2017, which we hope will also include some footage...

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter XX
  • Video Can You "Button Mash" Your Way to Victory in ARMS?

    Waggle to win

    One of the complaints we at Nintendo Life read time and time again is that ARMS favours motion controls in an age when we should be being serious and ultra-competitive at every turn. As such we decided it might be worth testing whether or not simply "button mashing" in the broadest sense can result in a win, or if precision is the way...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
  • News NBA Playgrounds Developer Promises a 'Huge Announcement' on 1st June

    Is it heating up?

    Earlier this week we highlighted the somewhat painful wait for a major update of NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch. It launched without online play which was promised for 'a few days' after launch, but over two weeks after release the key feature is still absent. Developer Saber Interactive has been acknowl

    • Switch eShop
    • NBA Playgrounds
  • Live Blog It's Time for the ARMS Global Testpunch - Round One!

    Ding... ding

    Well, it's finally here, an opportunity for Nintendo Switch owners around the world to swing their ARMS and pummel each other in imaginative and cartoonish ways. As the next big release on Switch approaches we all get a chance to try it out and hope that no-one is secretly filming us flailing around with Joy-Con controllers. Round...

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • ARMS
    • Global Testpunch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Live Blog It's Time for the ARMS Global Testpunch - Round 2!

    Looking for haymakers

    Many Nintendo Switch owners had their first taste of ARMS during the first sessions of the Global Testpunch, but we have another 5 hours of play ahead of us over the course of the weekend. It's a chance to try out different characters and control setups, and to try to explain to baffled family members what exactly we're up to...

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • ARMS
    • Global Testpunch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Live Blog It's Time for the ARMS Global Testpunch - Round 3!

    Won't do any 'arm

    These rounds of the ARMS Global Testfire come thick and fast, with the third hour now going live. We'll be halfway through the weekend's action after this session, so it's time to start mastering your techniques. <liveblog="its_time_for_the_arms_global_testpunch_-_round_3" tags="#ARMS" video="

    • Live Blog
    • Live Chat
    • ARMS
    • Global Testpunch
    • Nintendo Switch

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