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  • DLC Review Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Ultra Challenge Pack

    No kidding

    We were big fans of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle when it arrived on the Switch; it took established ideas from the turn-based tactics genre, did away with some annoying norms (such as the dreaded 'accuracy' of shots in XCOM, for example) and added its own twists. Quirky, colourful and surprisingly deep, it even managed to make this...

    • DLC Review
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Soapbox The Switch Has a Big Problem, and It's Too Many Great Games

    A nice problem to have

    As far as problems go, having too many great games isn't a bad one to have, but recent weeks on the Switch have made it a reality for the system's fans. Nintendo's own efforts aside, we're seeing more and more third party support with each month, and that's not even getting into the indie scene. The ever-growing list of games...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Software
  • News Mario Party: The Top 100 Trailer Showcases Modes and amiibo Functionality

    Be a big amiibo cheater, if you want

    During the most recent Nintendo Direct there was the surprise announcement of Mario Party: The Top 100 for the 3DS; the portable entry will combine a whole lot of classic minigames from throughout the IP's history, also giving the system a useful Holiday release to tempt families. The reveal didn't get into too...

    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
    • Video
  • News "Rental Avatar" Feature Shown Off in New Sonic Forces Footage

    Check out the Space Port stage, too

    Sonic Forces is now just a few weeks away, and plenty of Blue Blur fans will be hoping it follows the lead of the retro-infused Sonic Mania in bringing the IP back to the top of the game. Whether it'll deliver that is up in the air so far, but there's always hope. In recent weeks SEGA has been cranking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Forces
  • News A New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Arrives, Along With Famitsu Details

    It's all kicking off

    It's not long now until Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon arrive in store; they're all set to be big hits for the 3DS; for those fully invested in the latest generation they'll be tough to ignore. The Pokémon Company has now released a localised version of a story trailer that made its debut in Japan a few weeks ago...

    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • 3DS
  • NSFW Wolfenstein II's Launch Trailer Shows The Many Ways To Skin A Nazi

    "Tonight, they burn"

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn't launch on Switch until 2018, but that doesn't mean we can't get all excited by the game's launch trailer, which has been published today to build hype ahead of release on other systems on October 27th. The trailer - which contains plenty of bad language, gore and violence, as you might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NSFW
    • Wolfenstein II
    • Videos
  • Video The Fire Emblem Warriors Launch Trailer Sets the Scene for Dramatic Battles

    Will you pick it up this week?

    Fire Emblem Warriors is now just days away, the latest Musou / Nintendo crossover after a couple of iterations for Hyrule Warriors. It's a title that impressed us in our preview, and our full review will be dropping once the embargo ends. With the title just days away Nintendo has now published a launch trailer; it...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Deals Gear Up With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector's Edition And Pro Controller

    We're in Elysium with these goodies

    One of the games wthat we are really looking forward to on the Switch this year is of course Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which isn't all that far away now. Roll on 1st December. The Nintendo UK Store has recently listed two different versions of the game for fans, along with a tempting limited edition Pro...

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Pokémon GO Leak Hints At Gen 3 For Upcoming Halloween Event

    Spooky timing

    It would appear that Gen 3 monsters will be unleashed as part of Pokémon GO's upcoming Halloween event. The evidence is two leaks, the first of which is an image found in data files for the game. A piece of artwork - presumably the loading screen art - clearly shows Gen 3 monsters Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC Gets Shown Off In Shiny New Trailer

    And is available right now!

    Yesterday we revealed that the first main addition to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - the Ultra Challenge Pack DLC - had gone live, allowing season pass buyers to get their hands on some lovely new content. Today, Ubisoft has released a trailer for the package, giving us a quick look at these new features. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Sony is Publishing an Indie Title, Tiny Metal, on the Switch

    Via a subsidiary, but it counts

    While Nintendo's corporate structure is easy to understand, fellow platform holders Sony and Microsoft are broader and more complex. They're companies with numerous sizable divisions and spin-offs, with various businesses and interests outside the game industry. That subverts any idea of 'console wars' in the modern...

    • Switch eShop
    • Tiny Metal
  • News Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern Is Bringing Dungeon Crawling Action To Switch

    Arrives on the eShop next month

    Fans of the massively influential Dungeon Master will be pleased to know that Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is headed towards the Switch eShop. The first-person dungeon-crawler takes inspiration from FTL's '80s classic, giving you the chance to take a team of warriors into hostile territory, where you'll face hordes of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Poisoft Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Western Translation of Order Land

    Become the King of the world!

    Japanese developer, Poisoft, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for an English translation of their latest title Order Land. The game is currently available on Nintendo 3DS and Switch in Japan, offering a mix of simulation, adventure, and RPG elements. There are several modes to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Neo Geo Brawler Robo Army Is Invading Your Switch This Week

    Do the robot

    Side-scrolling fighting fans have been well-served recently on Switch thanks to the excellent Wulverblade, but if you fancy a bit more walk-punch-walk-punch action then you'll be pleased to know that Hamster is bringing Robo Army to the Switch eShop this week. Originally released in 1991, it's a very early Neo Geo release but boasts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • News Rytmik Studio Aims To Find Its Rhythm On Switch

    You can't stop the beat

    Cinemax has released several of its music creation apps on Nintendo platforms - quite a few arrived on DSiWare and the more recent Rytmik Ultimate found its way to 3DS - and now the latest instalment is on the way, heading to the Switch next year. Rytmik Studio, like the previous titles, is a music creation software...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Rogue Trooper Redux

    Super Trooper, Norts are gonna find me

    Rogue Trooper Redux is a remaster of Rogue Trooper (a 2006, third-person shooter based on the 2000AD comic book series of the same name). The series focuses around Rogue – a genetically created, toxin-immune, manufactured soldier (or ‘GI’) – as he becomes the last surviving member of his race during a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
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    Switch eShop

    Review Don't Knock Twice

    Seriously, don’t

    Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game, based on the film of the same name that was released last year. The story sees you take the role of Jess, a mother who had to give away her child at a young age but is now hoping to reconnect with her. Your daughter, Chloe, is in a bit of a pickle with some paranormal forces and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Don't Knock Twice
  • Rumour Keymailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch

    Wouldn't that be something?

    One of the biggest successes of this summer was Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the HD remaster of the first three adventures featuring the crazy ‘coot. Though Crash started out as a PlayStation exclusive, the rights have long since been bought by Activision, leading some to speculate that the game would eventually see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against players on rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. Not counting the Nintendo system exclusive Monster Hunter XX, this makes it the fourth game on the Switch to include this feature. Previously announced cross-play titles for the device include Minecraft,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cat Quest Tentatively Positioned for a November Launch

    A "Mew Game Mode" is coming too

    One of the many promising games on the horizon for the Switch eShop is that of Cat Quest, an open world RPG adventure that stars a whole lot of cats. It was announced for the Switch way back in May, with a promised release date of sometime in 2017, and now it seems that the developers are zeroing in on launch day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cat Quest
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    Switch eShop

    Review Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT

    Dungeon crawling and rock paper scissors - together at last!

    Coming up to the Halloween season, one might be looking for something appropriately eerie on the Switch eShop, and the word 'witch' on its own might immediately get the spook sensors reacting. Unless you have a severe phobia of cute anime characters and turn-based battling, it seems...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brave Dungeon

YesterdayMon, 16th Oct 2017

  • News The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ultra Challenge Pack DLC is Now Live

    Time to buy the season pass?

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a bit of a gem, but beyond its core campaign it's also had a low profile 'Season Pass'. Though it's been available to buy from the front screen of the game since launch, it's had very little publicity. Up to now the only content available has been in the form of 'pixel' and steampunk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Switch eShop Adds New Section for Discounted Games

    A welcome improvement

    The Switch eShop catalogue is getting better with each passing week, but even with the rapidly increasing number of titles available the simplistic store design has stayed largely the same. A couple of complaints have been around visibility, particularly in easily finding demos and games that are on discount; one of those...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • Soapbox Breath Of The Wild Is Amazing, But Is It The 3D Zelda That Enthusiasts Expected?

    Now hold your Eponas…

    In this Soapbox article, Nintendo Life contributor Arjun talks about Breath of the Wild and its nature as a '3D Zelda game'. Before I begin, let me clarify one thing - Breath of the Wild is one of the best games I have ever played. Pun intended, it truly is a breath of fresh air when it comes to video games in general, and...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Rainway Streaming App Continues to Push the Switch Version, Teasing Cuphead Footage

    But will it ever make it to the system?

    One of the intriguing plotlines of the early months of the Switch was the very public efforts of those behind the Rainway streaming app to promote its future on the system. If you need a reminder, it's an app that allows you to stream a PC to a variety of devices via web browser technology; utilising this the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway App
  • Deals Grab Super Mario Odyssey On Digital Download For A Nice Price In The UK

    Retail and download price match

    Super Mario Odyssey for Switch is not far away now; it's hard to imagine but on 27th October the game will be out in the wild. While collecting the physical version of the game will be nice (who doesn't want this box on their gaming shelf?) - changing the cart in your Switch won't be as much fun. Given that Super...

    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Amazon
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Flame in the Flood
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift Guide Website

    Ninty wants you to buy everything

    Uh oh, prepare your wallets, the festive season is almost upon us. A genuinely lovely time of the year that's always very efficient at emptying bank accounts; naturally Nintendo is hoping you'll throw some of your holiday money its way. Every year Nintendo of America puts together a holiday website to point fans...

  • News DOOM Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch on 10th November

    Welcome to your DOOM

    One of the most notable third party releases coming up for the Switch later this year is DOOM, which held up really well in our hands-on preview; an impressive feat for the diminutive system. While we knew that the game was targeted for a Q4 release this year, Bethesda has revealed today that the launch date will be 10th...

    • DOOM
    • Release Date
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screens Show Off Dromarch, Who You Can Ride Through the World

    We're sure they don't mind

    If you think way back to the original January review trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there was a brief moment where we saw a character riding a Blade we now know as Dromarch, and the creature has since been seen running alongside the party in various sequences from more recent trailers. Keeping up the steady flow of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Downloading WWE 2K18 Requires 32GB Of MicroSD Storage Space

    Big in every respect

    WWE 2K18 may not have a solid release date on Switch yet, but that might be a blessing in disguise because if you're keen on playing it, you now have plenty of time to invest in a sizeable MicroSD card (or two). It has been revealed that to download the game you will need a MicroSD card with at least 32GB of storage spa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • WWE 2K18
  • News The Analogue Super Nt Is The Ultimate SNES Clone, And You Can Pre-Order Now

    FPGA, 1080p, zero lag, total accuracy, complete compatibility, $189.99

    Retro hardware specialist Analogue has lifted the lid on its next major project, the Analogue Super Nt. Like the Analogue Nt and Analogue Nt Mini before it, the Super Nt uses Field Programmable Gate Arra

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Is Brawling Its Way To Switch In 2018

    2v2 action on the move!

    Arc System Works has revealed that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game - which includes characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY - is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows, and will focus on 2v2 battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Tamagotchi, The Original Virtual Pet

    Party like it's 1997

    Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...

    • Features
    • Tamagotchi
    • Retro
    • Bandai
  • News Mystery World Dizzy NES Kickstarter Passes Goal In Double-Quick Time

    Limited to 500 copies

    The Oliver Twins will be well-know to any British gamer who grew up during the Spectrum era, but the duo also produced games for the NES. Dizzy remains by far their most famous creation, and a lost NES title will be hitting the market early next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Mystery World Dizzy, as we've al

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Dizzy
    • Kickstarter
  • News 90s-Inspired Shooter Dead End Job is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    Put those pests to rest!

    Ant Workshop, the studio behind recent, twin-stick focused puzzler Binaries, has announced that their latest project Dead End Job will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game is a twin-stick shooter that sees you take on the role of Hector Plasm, (an employee of a paranormal pest control company called...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Detective Pikachu Movie Will Start Filming In London In January

    Not long to go!

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we first found out about the Detective Pikachu movie; over a year has passed since Legendary Pictures secured the rights to the franchise. The project finally seems to be going ahead, though, as a production listing for the movie has been created stating that filming will begin on January 15, 2018 in...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu

Sunday15th Oct 2017

  • Editorial Nintendo's Surprising Fanbase is a Major Strength, Which Bodes Well for Switch

    Gaming for all

    As a '90s kid I was only really aware of two main groups of gamers - kids and teenagers. It was a pre-internet age, so the points of reference were limited, but I doubt I was that far off. 'Gaming' had been a thing in the '70s and '80s, of course, but a rapid expansion of the industry - after Atari somewhat went off a cliff - was...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yono And The Celestial Elephants

    An Elephant's Solstice

    Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yono And The Celestial Elephants
  • News The Flame in the Flood Has "Smashed" Its Launch Targets on the Switch eShop

    "It’s had its best ever day on any console"

    The Nintendo Switch userbase may well still be modest in size, due to the system only being 7.5 months old, but it's evidently eager for new experiences on the system. Smaller publishers and developers have benefitted from this and there have been a number of heartening examples of studios being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Curve Digital
  • News Nintendo is Reportedly Eager to See More Mature Games on the Switch

    Targeting a wide audience

    There's little doubt that, aside from occasional exceptions, Nintendo hardware in the DS / Wii and 3DS / Wii U generations was seen as mostly family friendly, offering colourful and safe gaming experiences. There were some mature games, of course, but far less than you'd see on other gaming platforms; games like The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '95

    Unneeded fighter?

    Having already given us the ‘98, ’94, ‘99 and 2000 editions (in that order), HAMSTER now jumps back in time to give us The King of Fighters ‘95. As only the second entry in the series it lacks some of the features of later games, but the aim remains the same: pick a team and defeat a bunch of others on your way to a...

    • Reviews
    • King of Fighters
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team Vampire Triumphs in Latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

    Yeah, just pick Pearl's team from now on

    It seems like a shame that we're back to separate Splatfest themes between Europe and North America, especially if you're in Europe. With the original Splatoon NA had neat licensed battles that skipped Europe, and recently us PAL gamers had a Splatoon 2 battle over toilet paper. This weekend's NA...

    • Splatfest
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch


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