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  • News Nintendo Applies For New N64 Trademark - Is Another Classic Edition On The Way?

    It's only a matter of time, right?

    With the NES and SNES Classic Editions proving to be commercially successful, it's almost inevitable that Nintendo will produce another 'recooked' version of one of its vintage platforms. Given that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has just applied for an N64 trademark in Japan, one might assume that the 64-bit console...

    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Japan
  • Deals This Splatoon 2 amiibo Pre-order Is Totally Off The Hook

    Pearl & Marina goodness

    If you've been enjoying Splatoon 2 lately and are looking forward to the upcoming Octo Expansion, you will likely be interested in Pearl and Marina amiibo which are now available on the Nintendo UK Store for pre-ordering. Pearl is the cute and sassy MC, while Marina is the dazzling DJ genius. They are known as the pop...

    • Deals
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • amiibo
  • News New Mario + Rabbids Donkey Kong DLC Trailer Introduces Rabbid Cranky And New Ways To Play

    Arrives next month

    Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer to showcase the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure DLC. Players will embark in an epic battle against a vengeful Rabbid Kong who uses his new powers to take over a mysterious island. Donkey Kong and Rabbid Peach are present, alongside a brand new Rabbid hero,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
    • DLC
  • News Twin-Stick Switch Shooter Sleep Tight Arrives On 26th July With 12 Playable Characters

    40 winks

    Following on from its reveal back in November, developer We Are Fuzzy has revealed the cutesy twin-stick shooter Sleep Tight will awaken on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 26th July. Not only that, but the game - which has been designed by developers with experience at Bungie, Ubisoft and Pixar - will come with 12 unique playable kids you can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Adventures of Elena Temple

    Play a classic you never knew existed

    Before the arrival of extensive open-world gaming, cutting-edge 3D graphics and online multiplayer connectivity, video games were much more humble. Life was simpler and the games of yesteryear were a reflection of this. The Adventures of Elena Temple by GrimTalin is for anyone who has a yearning for the past...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Adventures of Elena Temple
  • News Atlus Insists It Is Still "Hard At Work" On Persona Q2 For Nintendo 3DS

    But that's about it

    Atlus announced Persona Q2 for the 3DS in August of last year as a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, but since then we've heard very little about the new game. Today, Kazuhisa Wada - who is in overall charge of the entire Persona series - told Dengeki magazine that the company is "hard at work" on the sequel...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Drum Roll, Please - Gal Metal Is Coming To Western Switch Consoles This Year

    Axe to grind

    Long-time fans of the site will know that we've carried a torch for Gal Metal for some time now; we've covered the Japanese release of the game, spoken to the man behind it and kept out fingers crossed that it would hit a wider audience at some point soon. That time has come as XSEED and Marvelous Europe have confirmed that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Get Another Glimpse Into The Wacky Levels Of Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Ballin'

    Nintendo has slowly but surely been drip-feeding new details about the hotly anticipated Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2. The latest video shows a new escort mission, where you'll be guiding a ball through a maze, using both your steady stream of ink and various contraptions around the course like a larger than life version of Mouse Trap...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Video
  • News SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Locked In For A 6th September Launch In Japan

    Sky Love is also joining the roster

    It's been revealed that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will be getting a 6th September release in Japan, a day earlier than the 7th September date previously confirmed for Europe and North America. The official release date was confirmed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. Along with the news on the date for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Gorogoa Is Getting An Update, Adding In An Extra Puzzle From The Original Demo

    More free stuff!

    Unusual artistic puzzler Gorogoa has proved a strange yet popular addition to Nintendo Switch's growing library, and owners of the game is getting some extra content today via a free update across all platforms. The update will patch in the original demo for the game, providing access to a puzzle that wasn't included in the final...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Visual Novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! Will Make A Splash On Switch In The West

    Under the sea

    Nintendo Switch users in the West rejoice, because Sekai Project has just confirmed Check out the game's opening sequence above. Will you be adding this aquatic love story to your Switch collection in 2018? Share your thoughts below...visual novel My Girlfriend Is A Mermaid?! will be getting the localisation treatment with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Mega Man Legacy Collection 2

    'Meh'ga Man

    After Capcom released the initial Mega Man Legacy Collection, it seemed likely that the company would eventually release the rest of the series in another collection. Sure enough, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 came to pass, and while it mostly does the same things its predecessor did, the experimental and varying nature of the games...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mega Man
  • News Nintendo Bans Online Services For Prominent Hacker's Switch Console

    Tut tut

    It would appear that several Switch users have found themselves receiving online bans from Nintendo after attempting to hack into the console's operating system. One such user is Shiny Quagsire, a prominent member of the Nintendo Switch homebrew community, who has explained his predicament via Twitter. When trying to load up the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
  • Random Sonic Fans, Rejoice - Puma Has Answered Your Twisted Prayers With These Garish Trainers

    Note: speed not included

    Sonic is easily one of the most appealing video game characters ever created, and like his erstwhile rival Mario, has made his way onto plenty of questionable merchandise over the years. However, one product we perhaps weren't expecting was a pair of Puma trainers featuring imagery associated with the Blue Blur himself. The...

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    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Merchandise
  • Random Meet 'Super Mali', The Mario Toy You Always (Never) Wanted

    And it's not cheap, either

    Many of us likely know the feeling of sending a parent or loved one to the game store, hoping to get the latest and greatest product upon their return, only to end up receiving a broken copy of Fifa 2002 and a knock-off 'Pokémon Sparkly Glitter Version' instead of the real deal. Well, here's an article especially for you...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Toys
  • Rumour Ridley, Ice Climbers And Simon Belmot To Join The Super Smash Bros Roster

    Ridley me this

    The rumour mill is working overtime once again, this time churning up reports that three new additions will be joining the ranks for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch. Said rumour claims classic Metroid baddie Ridley, the Ice Climbers and Castlevania slayer Simon Belmont are bound for the franchise. So are these rumours really to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
  • Feature How One Man Is Turning Dead DS Lites Into Gorgeous Game Boy Advance Systems

    Say hello to the Neon Advance

    Humanity has been troubled by many great questions during its time on Earth. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Where do all those bloody odd socks go? However, none of these perplexing quandaries is more troubling than the ultimate question: which is the best Nintendo handheld for playing Game Boy Advance...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Game Boy Advance
    • Nintendo DS
    • Modding
  • News Daroach Is Coming To Kirby Star Allies This Summer

    Squad up

    A few days ago, we shared with you a teaser from Nintendo of Japan showing off a silhouette of one of the characters planned for an inclusion in the upcoming summer update that’ll be adding in more Dream Friends to Kirby Star Allies. There were plenty of good guesses as to who the character would be, and now Nintendo of Japan has revealed...

    • Kirby Star Allies
    • DLC
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayMon, 21st May 2018

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    Review Little Nightmares: Complete Edition

    A little bit Maw

    Bestowed with a disquieting atmosphere and visual imagination, Little Nightmares makes a terrific first impression. A side-on platform-puzzler in the vein of Playdead’s exceptional Limbo and Inside - with a similarly dark palette - the game casts the player as Six, a nine-year-old girl who must navigate her way from the depths of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Little Nightmares
  • Random Play Your Wii U Anytime, Anywhere With This Fan-Made Playable Coat

    Yes, really...

    We've seen a whole host of weird and wonderful fan-made things over the years here at Nintendo Life, and this latest invention is certain to kickstart the week in the best way possible. Introducing the Wii U Gaming Coat. Created by My Mate VINCE, this coat allows you to take your precious Wii U anywhere you like, giving you the...

    • Random
    • Wii U
    • Fan Made
  • News Resident Evil 7 Is Coming To Nintendo Switch In Japan

    But there are a few catches...

    It’s fair to say that Resident Evil 7 surprised the gaming community back in early 2017. As well as being a dramatic departure and reinvention of the franchise, what was more interesting to most was that it was actually really good. More than good.  Developer Capcom has been a strong supporter of the Nintendo...

    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like Sega's New Sonic Racing Game Will Be Rolling Out Of The Garage Soon

    "Get ready. It’s on the horizon"

    The fact that Sega is working on a new Sonic racing title isn't a secret anymore; the company teased the logo at SXSW, after all.  However, we know precious little about the game itself - but that's about to change, according to Sega's PR and social media guru Aaron Webber, who said this during a recent...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Brand New Character And Plot Point Revealed For Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion

    Things are looking dark

    Nintendo has released a new song coming to Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion, revealing a brand new character and an interesting hint at a potential plot in the process. Meet Dedf1sh, a DJ from the Splatoon universe who had a bright, promising future. As the tweet below states, Dedf1sh was pursuing the idea of ideal music,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Video Resident Evil 7 Cloud Brings Both Good and Bad to Nintendo Switch

    Anytime, some places, on your own

    Cloud gaming is something that's been banded around for ruddy years now, and whilst it's had its successes and failures, it's never properly made its break into the public's hearts. That's not necessary about to happen when Resident Evil 7 comes to Japanese Switch through a cloud streaming system, but it's still...

    • Resident Evil
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review Fox n Forests

    How does the fox play? (ring-ding-ding)

    Although the idea of indie games using retro graphics is about as overdone as a chicken cooked in a volcano, very few of them are authentic. With a few exceptions – Shovel Knight and VVVVVV immediately spring to mind – the majority of indie games using 8-bit and 16-bit style visuals would simply never have...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fox n Forests
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    Switch

    Review Runner3

    Run, run, as fast as you can

    Unless you’ve had experience of the BIT.TRIP games previously, you’d be forgiven for thinking Runner3 is a platform game; Commander Video and his pink lady friend counterpart both jump, kick and slide their way through obstacle-laden courses. So on the surface it looks that way and through a certain pick up in...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Runner3
  • News No Plans For Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 On Nintendo Switch, Treyarch Says

    That's that, then

    Activision's latest shooty-shooty-boom-boom game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was officially revealed to the world late last week, but one thing missing from the presentation was any mention of a Switch version - something that many had optimistically expected, given recent rumours.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Call of Duty
    • Treyarch
  • News Legendary Eleven Brings The Golden Age Of The World Cup To Switch This June

    Football's coming home

    If FIFA 18 isn't enough football action for you this World Cup year, then you might want to check out Eclipse Games' upcoming Legendary Eleven: Epic Football. Described as an "epic" arcade football title "inspired by the golden age of football spanning the '70s to the '90s", Legendary Eleven features fluid gameplay,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Disco Dodgeball - REMIX

    If you can dodge a wrench

    Breaking away from its custom of pumping out pinball titles at an impressive rate, Zen Studios has decided to bring Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball back to life but with a much snappier name. The first iteration saw release on PC three years ago and now Switch owners can join in with minimal differences from...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Disco Dodgeball
  • News Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Charges Into Third Place In The UK Charts

    Wii U sales were higher, though

    In a sequence of events that won't surprise many, Sony's God of War has remained at the top of the UK charts for a fifth consecutive week, but Nintendo's latest release has made a dent on proceedings. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has secured a third place spot in what has been a quiet week for new releases,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hyrule Warriors
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Some Classic Kanto Pokémon Are Coming To Pokémon GO In Alolan Form

    A little Sun and Moon action

    There are exciting things on the horizon for us Pokémon GO players, with developer Niantic revealing some familiar faces are making their way to the mobile title soon. In a post on its official blog, it was revealed some classic Kanto monsters will be making their way to the ranks, albeit in their Alolan form...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • Feature Lumines Remastered Is Music To Our Ears At BitSummit

    Maestro Tetsuya Mizuguchi revisits a classic number

    At last weekend's Bitsummit indie games event in Kyoto, Japan, Tetsuya Mizuguchi of REZ and Child of Eden fame showed off his latest project - a remaster of beloved music-puzzle game, Lumines. As advocates for using the interaction between music and games in pioneering ways, it was great to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Interviews
    • Features
  • News German Ratings Board Suggests Batman: The Enemy Within Will Swoop Onto Switch

    Why so serious?

    Back in 2017, Telltale brought the first series of its brilliant take the Caped Crusader with Batman - The Telltale Series, but we've had very little else on the DC front since. Well, a recent rating from Germany's USK suggests the second series, Batman: The Enemy Within, could be ready to follow suit. Warner Bros has yet to...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Watch Game Of Thrones Composer Play That Iconic Theme Tune On Nintendo Labo

    Cardboard is coming!

    With Game of Thrones' eight and final season to set to arrive until 2019 (boo, hiss), and a long eternity until George RR Martin ever finishes writing The Winds of Winter, we've been left with a Westeros-shaped hole in lives. Thankfully, series composer Ramin Djawadi is on hand to help ease that painful wait for closure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Team Donnie Takes The Win In Splatoon 2's First Splatfest Tournament

    A true hero in a half-shell

    The last three weeks have played host to Splatoon 2's first ever tournament-structured Splatfest, with all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles battling it out through first round stages, and then a grand final

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • News It's Master Mummy Vs Max Brass In The Latest ARMS Party Crash

    Down to brass tacks

    It's been a little while since ARMS held another badge-happy Party Crash - with Spring Man and Ninjara having gone head to head earlier in the month - but the drought has come to an end with Nintendo confirming the new event will see Master Mummy and Max Brass bringing the pain from Friday 25th May. With the big, Teenage Mutant...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Events

Saturday19th May 2018

  • Feature Some Mario Games Just Can't Be Played Properly 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
  • 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
  • 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 - 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

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