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  • News Night Trap, The Infamous Mega CD Classic, Is Switch Bound

    25 years of horror will haunt the Switch this Summer

    Some games become classics due to innovation or for raising the standard for the entire industry. Others become classics due to the exact opposite, as is the case of 1992 B-Movie horror / interactive video game Night Trap. Whilst the futuristic 'interactive movie' gameplay did not fool players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Night Trap
    • SEGA
    • Mega CD

Saturday21st Apr 2018

  • News PlatinumGames Wants The Wonderful 101 On Switch

    "So anybody who would buy that, please clap..."

    The Wonderful 101 was one of the Wii U's most unique and enjoyable exclusives, but the commercial failure of the console meant it didn't reach as many people as it should have done. PlatinumGames' Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya want to change that by releasing the game on Switch, and during a talk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • PlatinumGames
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    With the week drawing to a close, it's finally time to kick back and play some games on your console of choice. Here at Nintendo Life, our time of intrepid writers, editors and video producers will be delving into our backlogs (and covering plenty of things for review), so expect a diverse melting pot of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday20th Apr 2018

  • News Rejoice, Fortnite Fans: Switch Battle Royale Title Crazy Justice Is Shaping Up Nicely

    Motion aiming, touch controls and split screen shown in new footage

    Everything is "Battle Royale this" and Battle Royale that" these days. It's enough to get even the most ardent Nintendo fan down, purely because the Switch is the only console which doesn't have a Battle Royale game at present. That's not likely to be the case for much longer as...

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Ultra Shinies Could Be Set To Glitter And Twinkle In A Pokémon Game Near You

    Rise and Ultra Shine-y

    If you're like us, there's always that constant hope your time with Pokémon GO will lead to a super rare Shiny Pokémon. With their unusual colour schemes and patterns, these little critters are highly collectible and are number one on any seasoned trainer's radar. But could the even rarer Ultra Shiny be ready to join...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Soon Crash Bandicoot Will Be Able To Hold Your Switch For You

    Let me get that for you

    If you're looking for a Switch stand with a difference, then Exquisite Gaming might have just the product for you. The accessory maker is currently putting the finishing touches to its "XL Crash Bandicoot Cable Guy", which can hold your Nintendo console - as well as other gaming items. If you're considering picking up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Check Out 20XX, A Roguelike Inspired By Mega Man X That Could Be Coming To Switch

    In the year 20XX...

    2018 is definitely shaping up to be the year of Mega Man, with Capcom bringing both of the classic series legacy collections, two Mega Man X legacy collections, and a brand new Mega Man 11 to the Switch. Of course, there’s some other alternatives available on the eShop already—like Mighty Gunvolt Burst—and a new PEGI...

    • Switch eShop
    • 20XX
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    Switch eShop

    Review Arcade Archives Punch-Out!!

    Rumble, old man, rumble!

    Fisticuffs were always a perfect subject for video games. However how to properly deliver the experience was a technical challenge due to limited technology the 80’s, with previous efforts opting for a side or top view of the in-ring action. Nintendo tackled this issue in Punch-Out!! by allowing players to control their...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Punch-Out
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ninja Striker!

    Not all ninjas strike alike

    Ninjas. Just like John Cena you can’t see them, but they are always there. Hidden, in your pop culture, in your anime, in your video games, lurking over your shoulder reading this review right now. The '80s and '90s, a time when Ninjas were at the height of their western popularity may be last century old, but can...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninja Striker!
    • Q-Cumber factory
  • News Replacement Labo Parts Are Now Available Direct From Nintendo

    PDFs also available

    Labo launches today in North America, and it's heartening to know that once kits are in the hands of players all over the nation (Europe has to wait until next week, sadly), we don't need to worry about broken parts - because Nintendo has kindly put a load of replacement items on its North American web store. With prices ranging...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Feature It's Time For Former Tetris Champion Steve Wozniak To Reclaim His Throne

    The best there is, the best there Woz, and the best there ever will be

    There’s been a lot of news as of late about some famous high scores and the shaky stories behind them. While we're on the topic, we thought it might be a good idea to take the headwinds and revisit another famous video game record, perhaps the most famous...

    • Retro
    • High Scores
    • Tetris
    • Steve Wozniak
    • Game Boy
  • News UK Schools Want To Bring The Cardboard Creativity Of Nintendo Labo Into The Classroom

    Switching up education

    Could Nintendo Labo and Nintendo Switch be the tools to help bring a new dimension to education? We've pondered that very same question on Nintendo Life, and now it seems some schools here in the United Kingdom see some real potential for the cardboard creations of Ninty's latest project. According to a report by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hey Dood, Disgaea 1 Complete Is Coming To Switch This Autumn

    The original is back

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Disgaea franchise, Nippon Ichi and NIS America are giving the very first entry in the series the Complete treatment. Following on from last year's Disgaea 5 Complete, you'll now be able to battle with your favourtie Doods when Disgaea 1 Complete arrives on Nintendo Switch this Autumn...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers

    "You ain’t outta control, you ain’t in control"

    Picture the nightmarish scenes on a race track if the cars didn’t have brakes. Chaos would most certainly ensue. This is the basis of the Switch eShop title, Brakes Are For Losers. It’s a classic top-down arcade racer for up to eight people featuring cars that obviously don’t have any brakes...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Yoku's Island Express Will Post Itself Onto Nintendo Switch On 29th May

    Buggin' out

    Looking to add a splash of light-hearted colour to your Switch now that the sun shining? Well, you'll be pleased to know Team17 that the charming puzzle-platformer that is Yoku's Island Express is heading to Nintendo Switch on 29th May 2018 priced at £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 Yoku the dung beetle has arrived on Mokumana Island to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Limited Run Games Is Totally Down For A Physical Edition Of Yooka-Laylee

    Come on, we all want this

    Limited Run Games is helping bring some of Nintendo Switch's most beloved indie titles into the realm of boxed editions - check out its limited edition versions of Flinthook and Mercenary Kings Reloaded - but what about one of Switch's best platformers? What about Yooka-Laylee

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Snack World Scoffs Its Way To Number One In The Japanese Charts

    The Switch port does the numbers

    The Japanese charts are in, with The Snack World Trejarers Gold Nintendo Switch port filling its belly with sales (and the top spot, just for good measure). It did so well it's knocked Kirby Star Allies off the number one position, although Splatoon 2 holds fast at three for another week. Elsewhere, Mario Kart 8...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • News Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs Developers Share Info On How To Cut Down Load Times

    Patch 1.0.2 is on the way

    Many of you have no doubt played Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs – Royal Edition, a tactical RPG with heavy JRPG elements that launched on the eShop last week, and noticed the excessive load times. Though they don’t render the experience unplayable, they do present a significant inconvenience that does tend to drag things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Regalia
    • Updates
  • News Neo Geo Shooter Ghost Pilots Touches Down On Switch Next Week

    Haunting the skies

    HAMSTER has once again broken up its prolific Neo Geo fighting game streak with some shmup action next week as Ghost Pilots soars down onto the eShop on April 26th. This 1991 vertical scrolling shooter was very much a case of SNK going "Look, we can do it too!" at Capcom's 194X series and served as a truly effective hardware...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • SNK
    • HAMSTER
  • News Seek The Truth As The Futuristic Mystery Of State Of Mind Heads To Switch This August

    Portable dystopia

    We've known about State of Mind - a futuristic thriller from German studio Daedalic Entertainment - for some time now, having reported on its reveal way back in January 2017. Well, we're pleased to confirm the interactive neo-noir adventure will be heading to Nintendo Switch in August. You'll take on the role of journalist Richard...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Custom Range Blaster Will Wreak Havoc In Splatoon 2 From This Weekend

    Heavy damage

    As we eagerly await the release of Splatoon 2's upcoming single player campaign expansion, Nintendo continues to provide us with weekly additions to the game's ever-growing weapon roster. This weekend sees the return of the Custom Range Blaster, which originally appeared in Splatoon on Wii U. It is set to feature the Curling Bomb as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Runbow Isn't Quite Ready To Dash Onto Switch, Needs A Few More Weeks In Training

    "But rest assured - it's just a matter of weeks"

    Party game Runbow has been delayed on Switch, it has been revealed. Publisher Headup Games and developer 13AM have released a joint statement apologising for the delay, which has been made "in order to further optimise the game’s performance". The delay impacts both the Switch and PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Runbow
    • Delays

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