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  • News Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom for Japan

    Same deal, but with a few different games

    We've had the reveals for the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) and the The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), and now Nintendo has released details of the Japanese version. Aesthetically and in terms of its name it seems to follow the style and branding of the PAL iteration...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 is 'Pretty Much Finished' But is Now Due 'Late Summer/Early Fall 2017'

    Pushed back for extra polish

    Image & Form has issued an update on the much-anticipated SteamWorld Dig 2, which is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that the game is 'pretty much finished', and though it has also been announced for PS4 and PC the Switch version is 'still the main platform'. The bad news is that the studio is pushing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Devs Talk About Permadeath and Hardcore Mode

    Steel your nerves

    Fire Emblem Warriors is one of many games we have to look forward to for the Switch this year, and it’s shaping up to be quite the quality title. Of course, given that this is another crossover project, there have been plenty of questions floating around as to what elements are going to be popping up. Considering that Fire Emblem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem

YesterdayMon, 26th Jun 2017

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order Your Super NES Classic Edition

    Better be quick...

    So, the disastrous stock situation with the original NES Classic Edition has been extremely well documented across the internet. Hopefully Nintendo paid close attention to this and we won't see a repeat with the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition / SNES Classic Mini. US/Canada Pre-Order Status Currently there are no stores taking...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
  • Feature The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

    "The series was never intended to be limited to linear 3D scrolling stages"

    To celebrate the announcement of the SNES Classic Mini, we're republishing the full story behind the cancellation of Star Fox 2, which first appeared on the site back in May 2015. This year will see the launch of another entry in Nintendo's long-running space battle...

    • Features
    • Star Fox
    • Dylan Cuthbert
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

    Now you're playing with super power

    Nintendo today announced the long-rumoured Super Nintendo Classic Edition. The system launches on 29th September, will retail for $79.99 in the U.S. and comes with 21 games, including the never before released Star Fox 2. It includes two Super NES controllers and works with the Wii's Classic Controller and...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Thankfully, Europe Is Getting A More Handsome SNES Classic Mini

    Well rounded

    Following the recent surprise announcement that North America is getting a Super NES Classic Edition, we have now heard from Nintendo UK that Europe will be getting The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (what a mouthful, eh?).  Of course this will look like the European and Japanese version of the...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
  • Random Here's The Reason Why The North American Super NES Looks So Different

    "I thought the Super Famicom didn't look good when stacked"

    There was great excitement in the Nintendo Life team when the Super NES Classic Edition was revealed to the world, but of course it didn't take long for envy to set in from our US based colleagues when they saw the European version of the SNES Mini; the design differences have always been a...

    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • Random
    • Retro
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    3DS

    Review Ever Oasis

    Happily Ever After

    Ever Oasis might be a new IP, but it comes from a long and storied pedigree: the brainchild of Secret of Mana creator Koichi Ishii, and developed by Grezzo (of the 3DS Zelda remakes and StreetPass Garden/Flower Town fame), while it certainly reflects the influence of its creators’ earlier works, as a full package it feels fresh...

    • 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Ever Oasis
  • Guide Pokémon Go Raids, Raid Bosses, Raid Rewards And Much More Besides

    Playing with the big boys

    Pokémon Go Raid Battles are the biggest thing to happen to the game since, well, forever. These new battles not only introduce super-powerful monsters and new items, but they also lend the game a fresh social element, with trainers having to pool their resources at gyms to take down epic beasts. If you're confused about...

    • Guide
    • Pokémon GO
    • Pokémon
    • Features
    • Smartphones
  • News Star Fox 2 Will Finally Be Released Thanks To Super NES Classic Edition

    It only took 22 years...

    Nintendo has just casually announced the Super NES Classic Edition which had long been rumoured ever since the initial NES Classic Edition last year. One thing that no-one saw coming was that Nintendo is including a (we're assuming) finished version of Star Fox 2, a cancelled Super Nintendo game that has widely been...

    • Retro
    • Star Fox 2
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • News Nintendo Shows Off the New Armour in Zelda: Breath of the Wild's The Master Trials DLC

    Korok Mask and Phantom Armor are first up

    This week's big release isn't in stores, as it is The Master Trials DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; for those that have paid out on the Expansion Pass on Wii U or Nintendo Switch it's finally time to enjoy some new content. For players keen to play the game yet again (like this writer)...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News ARMS Update Adds LAN Play and Arena Mode

    Woah-oh-oh-oh-ohhhhhh

    Rather like we saw with Splatoon, Nintendo has promised frequent free updates and content for ARMS. The first part of the Switch title's growth has now arrived with the update to version 1.1.0. First of all we have an extra option for local multiplayer, specifically within the 'Local' mode where you connect with other owners...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Update
  • News Nintendo Promises 'Significantly More Units of Super NES Classic Edition', But Only in 2017

    Controller cable said to be 5 foot in length

    With today's announcement of the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), Nintendo has generated a lot of buzz online. After the availability issues with the NES Mini in 2016, however, the scrambl

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • Poll Are You Excited About the Super NES Classic Edition?

    Big hype for a little console

    Nintendo, as it likes to drop big announcements through press releases and social media posts, has confirmed the rumours and unveiled the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL). Let's just call it the SNES Mini from this point on for clarity. It's not just...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Star Fox 2
    • Retro
  • News Extra Nintendo Switch Stock Drives Game Sales in UK, as Ever Oasis Struggles on Debut

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild move back up

    The UK chart results are out and bring mixed news from a Nintendo perspective. While two big hits got a boost in sales courtesy of "renewed stock" - which likely relates to the Switch hardware getting some fresh units last week - a new 3DS arrival struggled. To start with the good news,...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Hardware Review New Nintendo 2DS XL

    2D or not 2D? That is the question

    The 3DS is the handheld console that simply refuses to step into the shadows. With the Switch arriving on the scene blessed with the ability to host both portable and domestic gameplay, many assumed that Nintendo would put its existing handheld system out to pasture, but the Kyoto giant has done the exact opposite;...

    • Hardware Review
    • 2DS XL
    • 3DS
    • Features
  • News Sega Forever Manager Blames Mobile Fragmentation For Shortcomings

    "If you look at the vast majority of feedback it's been strong"

    Following the release of Sega Forever on smart devices last week, there were quite a lot of comments on social media decrying the quality of its emulation. Digital Foundry's John Linneman was perhaps one of the more vocal critics due to his years of experience in dealing with the...

    • Retro
    • Sega Forever
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Register Interest in the SNES Classic Mini on the Official Nintendo UK Store

    If it works, there's a bit of traffic...

    Today Nintendo of Europe announced The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System alongside the equivalent Super NES Classic Edition in North America. Now we're all desperately waiting for pre-orders, knowing full well that demand will be very high. If you're in the UK there's a small...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Original Journey To Bring Pencil Art Shooting to the Switch eShop

    An eclectic mix of gameplay elements

    The indie games making the jump to the Switch eShop keep on coming thick and fast. Slated for Q1 2018, we have Original Journey, which is described as a sci-fi action-adventure with elaborately detailed pencil art. Developed by Bonfire Entertainment and to be published by Another Indie, this game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Games
  • News Eiji Aonuma and Colleagues to Give Masterclass on The Legend of Zelda at Japan Expo

    Will no doubt focus heavily on Breath of the Wild

    The Japan Expo in Paris is only a couple of weeks away, and it's an event Nintendo has often supported. Last year Nintendo ran a Splatoon Squid Sisters concert, reminiscent of the performances that proved to be such a hit in Japan. This year Nintendo's key contribution is a Masterclass...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Japan Expo
    • Breath of the Wild
  • News Nintendo Share Value Continues Upward Curve as Analyst Talks Up Company's Mobile Strategy

    "We believe Nintendo's mobile games will go from strength to strength"

    Those who like to keep an eye on Nintendo's share value, as a barometer of the company's health and investor confidence, will have noted that it's not only at its highest point in a number of years but continues to climb. Plenty attribute this to strong early numbers and positive...

    • Nintendo Mobile

Sunday25th Jun 2017

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    Switch eShop

    Review Mighty Gunvolt Burst

    A mighty burst of pixel platforming perfection

    In the vacuum left behind by the absence of Capcom’s popular Mega Man series, two major alternatives have sprouted up in an effort to take the top spot as the definitive run ‘n’ gun action platformer. These projects — created in parallel — have been headed by various staff that had a hand in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Mighty Gunvolt Burst
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    New 3DS

    Review Runbow Pocket Deluxe Edition

    Close, but not quite

    When Runbow released for the Wii U back in 2015, we praised it as one of the best games on the platform. Sadly, despite an excellent critical reception, the colourful platformer didn’t reach the audience it could have due to the Wii U’s limited install base.  13AM is aiming to share its opus with a different audience...

    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Runbow Pocket

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