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TodayMon, 25th Sep 2017

  • Random Switch Cosplayer Goes The Extra Mile at the Tokyo Game Show

    Meet "Switch head guy"

    Our man on the ground at the Tokyo Game Show brought us a lovely gallery of cosplay the other day, but nothing compares to the cosplayer we affectionately call "Switch head guy" at Nintendo Life Towers, who was also strutting their stuff during TGS this year. With the body of Mario and the head of a Switch, this is one of our...

    • Random
    • Videos
    • Cosplay
    • Nintendo Switch
    • TGS
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Gold / Silver Make Their UK Chart Debuts

    Decent results all around

    Last week brought the latest notable Switch retail release in the UK, with Pokkén Tournament DX making its mark. It's the second 'deluxe' title from Nintendo in terms of taking a Wii U game and throwing in extra content, and it's had a decent start. Pokkén Tournament DX arrived in 5th place in the all-format chart,...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News X-Com Creator Was Asked To Get Involved With Development Of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    "We had conversations about project ideas"

    Despite some early concerns about Ubisoft's turn-based tactical combat game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it turned out to be a great experience and worthy of picking up.  Naturally, comparisons were drawn by many to the popular alien invasion strategy series X-Com, which began in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Julian Gollop
    • Ubisoft

YesterdaySun, 24th Sep 2017

  • Gallery Cosplay At The Tokyo Game Show 2017

    Bayonetta! Link! Mario! Tingle!

    The Tokyo Game Show isn't just home to all the latest and greatest video games - like pretty much any gaming event these days, it also attracts hordes of cosplayers dressed as their favourite video game characters. This year's event has seen a bumper turn-out of Links, Marios, Princess Peaches and even Tingles, and...

    • Gallery
    • Cosplay
    • Tokyo Game Show 2017
    • Features
  • News Nintendo is Now 128 Years Old

    From Hanafuda playing cards to video game world domination

    On September 23rd, 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi established the Nintendo Playing Card Company in Kyoto. Over one century later and a couple of Yamauchi generations since, would he have ever believed that we are now associating the word Nintendo with a pair of plumbing brothers and their strangely...

    • Nintendo
  • Random Sega Joins Up With Hooters To Promote Sonic Forces In Japan

    Yes, you read that right

    We almost didn't believe it ourselves, but Sega of Japan is teaming up with the racy restaurant chain Hooters to promote the forthcoming Sonic Forces. We can't help but feel this kind of marketing would be better suited for Sega's Yakuza franchise, but there you go.  The full, lurid details of the campaign are yet to...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Japan
  • Video Check Out WeFly - Factor 5's Long Lost Pilotwings Game for Wii

    Fly me to the moon

    Factor 5 enjoyed quite a unique relationship with Nintendo. Due to some bad fortune, we already know that the company had a complete Rogue Squadron game on the Wii that sadly never saw the light of day, and we previously reported on their plans for a new Pilotwings game on the same hardware. Now former Nintendo Life contributor...

    • Factor 5
    • Wii
    • Pilotwings
  • Feature We Breeze Through Shu on Switch and Chat to Its Lead Designer

    "We're looking to learn from it, understand what's possible"

    The Switch has seen plenty of indies find success on the platform since the console's launch back in March. Now Coatsink Studios is aiming to contribute to this by bringing 2D platformer Shu to the Switch, with the previously released Caverns of the Nightjars DLC included in a purchase...

    • Shu
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • EGX 2017

Saturday23rd Sep 2017

  • News Super Mario Run Has a Major Update and Discount on the Way


    Super Mario Run was relatively successful for Nintendo on iOS and then Android, though it perhaps struggled to hit its expected heights; having a 'premium' mobile price didn't help. There are no deadlines with reviving mobile projects, however, and Nintendo seems keen to give the game another push. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that a new...

    • Super Mario Run
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Critically Acclaimed Title, Inside, Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

    An Indie smash hit

    One of the biggest Indie hits of 2016 was Inside by Playdead, a studio that initially forged its reputation with the release of Limbo. Inside received extraordinary critical praise - our colleagues at Push Square gave it 10/10 - and the Steam community reviews are 'overwhelmingly positive' with almost 12,000 submissions. The good...

    • Switch eShop
    • Inside
    • Playdead
  • Feature Tokyo Game Show - A Nintendo Switch Publisher's Perspective

    Flyhigh Works and CIRCLE on their big push with Nintendo's system

    This weekend is one of the most anticipated periods in the Japanese gaming calendar, with the Tokyo Game Show halls being open to thousands of eager members of the public. Among the world's most popular and renowned expo events, it's a significant part of game promotion and reveals in...

    • Features
    • TGS
    • Tokyo Game Show
    • Nintendo Switch
    • FlyhighWorks
  • Watch The Nintendo Life Team Goes for Glory in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship - Live!

    Go team!

    Update: And congrats to Team Mako, which won the big prize! Original Article: Earlier this week we introduced you to the two guest players that had qualified for Team Nintendo Life, which have been competing in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship at EGX in Birmingham. And there's great news, they made it to the semi-finals! At t

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday22nd Sep 2017

  • Talking Point Nintendo Switch and Third-Parties - Let's Be Realistic

    It's exciting, but don't get carried away

    The past few months has brought a steady stream of good news for Nintendo Switch owners. For fans of the eShop it's been a terrific period, with lots of varied and talented developers confirming their games for the hardware. We've also - gradually - seen an increase in third-party support from the big...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News RIVE is Confirmed to Hit 1080p and 60fps on Switch, Runs 'Smoother Than PS4 Version'

    "It was never intended as a portable game, but it's a perfect fit"

    We've been fans of Two Tribes' swansong release, RIVE, since it arrived on PC and other consoles. The downside is that it's had a long road to Nintendo hardware, with technical challenges and a shrinking market ending the Wii U version, and since that point we've had a wait for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • RIVE
    • Two Tribes
  • News Reggie on How Nintendo Handles Announcements and Responds to Fan Input

    "We love to surprise people."

    Nintendo has historically been a very secretive, and sometimes very odd, company in the broader context of the gaming industry. Fans are sometimes frustrated by the way Nintendo does things, wishing that the company might be more transparent in its plans and communicate more effectively with its massive fanbase, but the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie Fils-Aime
  • News Bethesda Says DOOM And Wolfenstein 2 Are "The Start" Of A Nintendo Relationship

    "It’s not as if we’re going to just do these two games"

    The news that Bethesda is bringing DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 to Switch certainly caused some shockwaves in the Nintendo community. You might assume that along with Skyrim, Bethesda is still in the process of testing the waters on Switch, but according to Bethesda boss Pete Hines this trio of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bethesda
    • Pete Hines
  • Random Game Boy Advance SP Screen Found Inside Electrocardiogram Machine

    Quality of Life?

    It's not out of the ordinary to find common, off-the-shelf parts in a wide range of consumer electronics, but a recent discovery by Twitter user Jan Henrik has us well and truly puzzled. Upon cracking open a Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE for short) ECG Trigger Unit, Henrik discovered that the machine's 240x160 pixel display...

    • Random
    • Game Boy Advance
    • Health
  • News Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 On Switch Make Use Of The Joy-Con IR Camera And amiibo

    Motion controls also supported

    Remember the IR camera on the Switch Joy-Con? It was just one of the many tricks the controller was capable of, but so far it has only really been used in 1-2-Switch, despite offering plenty of potential. Thankfully, not everyone has forgotten about it - Capcom is using the camera in Resident Evil Revelations 1 &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
    • amiibo
  • Rumour Data Miners Find Evidence of Pokémon Crystal in the Gold and Silver VC Releases


    Let’s be real, the VC release of the Game Boy Pokémon games is one of the easiest ways that Nintendo could make itself a nice profit. Pokémon historically is a franchise that moves units and nostalgia is a powerful factor in driving sales of the original, which are rather dated by modern standards. Few are complaining about the...

    • Virtual Console
    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
  • Video Gawk at All 25 of the Super Mario Odyssey Outfits Revealed So Far

    More than a stitch to wear

    Super Mario Odyssey gives you the option of dressing up Mario in a number of outfits, as no doubt you know. Some are brand new, and some call back to previous titles in which Mario has appeared, but all of them look extremely snazzy. We've compiled all 25 of the currently revealed outfits in the handy-dandy video above,...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Super Mario
    • Mario
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You Can Now Enable Two-Step Authentication For Your Nintendo Account

    Security and stability

    We already know that Nintendo has some of the most stable hardware out there, but thanks to the introduction of Two-Step Verification today, now your Nintendo Account can be super-secure, too. When you opt-in you will be using Google's 2-Step Verification system, which of course makes everything as painless as possible...

    • Nintendo Account
    • Security
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Review Beach Buggy Racing

    Giving Mario Kart a run for its money?

    Releasing a kart-racer on a console that already has the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe spear-heading its software library is an interesting move; Mario Kart is a series widely accepted to be as close to perfection as we’re likely to see, so what is left for other titles to offer? Beach Buggy Racing (a title...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Beach Buggy Racing
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokémon Steal the Show at the Japan Game Awards 2017

    A fitting prize

    The Tokyo Game Show is well underway, with thousands of eager gamers arriving in the city to sample some of the latest and greatest games. The expo is also home to the Japan Game Awards, and Nintendo was among the big winners that were announced this week. It was a good outcome for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo, for...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Pokemon
  • News Grab Some Free Trainer Outfits for Pokkén Tournament DX

    Leather jackets and jeans - perfect for a mid-life crisis

    If you've picked up Pokkén Tournament DX for the Switch today you may want to give your Trainer avatar a bit more style. Well, Nintendo's solutions aren't necessarily stylish but, whatever, they're free outfits. You can get the following outfits by doing the following: On the Ferrum...

    • Pokemon
    • PokkenTournamentDX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Shinji Mikami Thinks A Switch Version Of The Evil Within 2 Would Be "Interesting"

    Make it happen, Bethesda!

    Do you wish there were more scary games on the Switch? If so, you might be in luck if Shinji Mikami, Resident Evil co-creator and producer of The Evil Within 2 gets his way.  Speaking to GameSpot, Mikami seemed very enthusiastic about porting the game to Switch: I think a Switch version would be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Evil Within
    • Shinji Mikami
  • Video Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon's New Trailer Features Outrageous Surfing, Dudes

    Everybody's going surfing

    Nintendo has just released a new trailer for Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon, which launches on 3DS later this year. The trailer sums up why you should be excited about the forthcoming enhanced version - you'll be able to ride a wave surfing on a Mantine, snap some photos, tackle on a new island trial and...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • Videos
  • News Gear.Club Unlimited's Full Roster of Licensed Cars Has Been Confirmed

    BMW, Lotus, McLaren and more brands included

    Gear.Club Unlimited is, to date, a bit of a standout as an upcoming 'realistic' racing game on the Nintendo Switch. We have multiple racing game options on the hardware, but the Microïds-published game - developed by Eden Games - will aim to offer an alternative when it arrives on 1st December. Part of...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists And The Mysterious Paintings Is Coming To Switch

    Now that's a mouthful

    Koei Tecmo has just revealed that it is localising GUST's Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, with a Switch, PS4 and PC release expected in early 2018. The latest entry in the Atelier series - which has been running for 20 years, fact fans - Atelier Lydie &...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Volgarr The Viking Hacks And Slashes His Way To Switch And Wii U In October


    Wowzers. We reported on super hard platformer Volgarr The Viking coming to Wii U and 3DS eShop way back in 2015 - time sure does fly! Anyway, the Wii U version is still happening, along with a Switch eShop version according to this recent tweet from Crazy Viking Studio: A love letter to the tough-as-old-boots 2D action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2's Latest Weapon Is The Rapid Blaster Pro

    Go Pro

    Gagging for some fresh armament options in everyone's favourite online splat-fest? Well gag no more, as Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 2's latest weapon is the Rapid Blaster Pro - and it's coming to the game tomorrow morning, UK time. Is this a weapon you're looking forward to trying out, or are you pretty much settled when it comes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Nintendo Makes Another Pitch for Pokkén Tournament DX in Its Launch Trailer

    For the double-dippers

    We don't think it's unfair to say that Pokkén Tournament DX targets a particularly devoted fanbase - you have to be into both Pokémon and Tekken-style fighting to get the most out of it, though a loyalty to either can help you have some fun. While it was a pretty easy decision for many (based on sales figures) to double dip...

    • Pokken Tournament DX
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News VOEZ Is Getting A Physical Release In Japan That Adds Docked Gameplay Option

    Upwardly mobile

    Rhythm action title VOEZ is getting a physical release in Japan in early 2018, it has been revealed. The game - which has now been downloaded over 40,000 times worldwide - will be repackaged with bonus content, the details of which aren't clear yet. However, we do know that it will include the option to play on the TV using the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • VOEZ
    • Japan
  • News Junichi Masuda is Visiting StreetPass Mii Plaza In His Famous Gold Pants

    Based on his real life fashion, we're sure

    Nintendo's all about the virtual outfits today, as it's now confirmed that we can all have Junichi Masuda in some fetching gold pants on our 3DS systems; yes, he's a surprise visitor to StreetPlass Mii Plaza on 3DS. As 3DS veterans know, all guest Miis in the plaza wear these stylish golden pants; we like...

    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
    • StreetPass
    • Golden Pants
  • News Vostok Inc, a 'Twin-stick Clicker', is Bringing Capitalism and Explosions to Switch

    "I really wanted to do a Switch version because it's a perfect thing"

    The Switch eShop is getting pretty tasty, as more talented developers get lured in by the system and get hold of development kits. It seems that most days bring news of a quality upcoming release, and now we have Vostok Inc to add to the list. On the one hand it's a colourful...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases


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