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  • News Streets Of Red Is The Latest Indie Game To Find Huge Success On The Switch

    "Thanks again for the kind words and helping to make a dream come true"

    A couple weeks ago, a game called Streets of Red – Devil’s Dare Deluxe came to the Switch eShop, bringing a fun retro beat ‘em up game that’s great to play with friends. We really liked it, although the game was admittedly a rather niche and minor release that had gone...

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Red - Devil's Dare Deluxe
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sky Rogue

    "You don't own that plane! The taxpayers do!"

    There once was a time when the 3D combat flight simulator was the genre of choice for seasoned players; during the 16-bit revolution, home computers like the Amiga and Atari ST played host to the likes of Falcon 3.0, F-15 Strike Eagle and Starglider, all of which used very basic filled polygon visuals to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Rogue

YesterdayWed, 25th Apr 2018

  • Video Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze's New Easter Egg is Only On Switch

    Great for all the wrong reasons

    Easter eggs are, in our view, a lovely way for developers to make little nods to other games, franchises, or any other subject that might otherwise pass a player by. We've discovered one such reference to the divisive Donkey Kong Country TV show in the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • DK
    • Easter Egg
  • News Someone Has Recreated A 1980s Game & Watch Classic Using Nintendo Labo

    Is there anything this thing CAN'T do?

    Labo arrived on store shelves last week (in the US and Japan, at least) and it we already know it's a hit with cats. However, it's some of the incredible things that people are doing with this product that really impresses

    • Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Splatoon 2 Is Changing Up Its Weapon Distribution System

    No more weekly updates

    Splatoon 2 is the gift that keeps on giving; every single week for the last few months has seen new weapons be released at the very least, sometimes with new gear, stages, or even things like yesterday's humungous update providing even more fun. This system is about to change slightly, however, with updates being released more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Soapbox How Nintendo Switch Helped Break My Crippling Obsession With Achievements

    Breaking the habit

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, editor Dom admits his problem with platform-specific trophy systems and how their absence on Nintendo Switch has helped him kick a money-wasting,...

    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Labo Racked Up Almost Double The Sales Of God Of War In Japan

    Cardboard is king

    The weekly Media Create sales figures for Japan are out, and the big news is that the Labo Variety Kit outsold PS4 exclusive God of War by almost two-to-one. The main Labo kit sold 90,410 copies, while God of War sold 46,091 units in the same time frame. The Robot Labo Kit shifted 28,629 units. Sorry, Kratos...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Sonic Mania Has Sold One Million Units Worldwide, Plus Version Release Date Confirmed

    Sonic Mania Plus Will cost $4.99 / £3.99 if you own the original

    Sega's Sonic Mania has now sold over a million units globally, according to Famitsu. The 2D platformer launched last year on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, and made up for the fact that the mainline 2017 Sonic title - Sonic Forces - wasn't very good. Sega's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Kirby Star Allies Sets A New Series Sales Record

    Surpassing Nightmare in Dreamland, at last

    Last month Kirby Star Allies ended a relatively quiet start to 2018 as the first major first party release on the Switch. We thought it was pretty good, and while it didn’t seem like a particularly exceptional release in the pink puff’s long lineage, new NPD results show that it apparently was quite a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Neon Nintendo Switch Was The Best Selling Hardware Of March In The U.S.

    Well, sort of

    The Nintendo Switch has certainly been a hot product, comfortably outselling its Wii U predecessor in under a year and steadily gaining in momentum as it goes into its second year. Although sales had hit a bit of a decline over the last couple months, it would seem that the console is back on the rise again, as the latest NPD results...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • NPD
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    Switch eShop

    Review Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition

    Gather your wits

    In 2013, Klei Entertainment brought Don’t Starve to the world, introducing players to a hard-edged and horror-tinged take on the growing survival genre. Since then, the game has been released on several different platforms and a few expansions have been released, giving players no shortage of options in how they can experience it...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Don't Starve
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    Switch eShop

    Review Football Manager Touch 2018

    Like playing Ronaldo at centre-back

    Even the best footballers in the world need to be placed in an appropriate system if they are to thrive. Put Lionel Messi at defensive midfield in a hard working long ball team and you'd undoubtedly still experience moments of supreme quality, but you wouldn't get the best out of him. That's an appropriate analogy...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Football Manager Touch 2018
  • News Nintendo Says It's Not Trying To Innovate, It's "Trying To Find Ways To Make People Happy"

    A look behind the curtain

    The Guardian recently interviewed Nintendo's own Shinya Takahashi, and the general manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division revealed some of the interesting ways the firm is innovating without consciously trying to do so. “People always ask us whether we take risks on purpose," he reveals. "But to...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's Resolution And Frame Rate

    Looks like a winner

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was one of the Wii U's gaming highlights; the platforming fun was great from start to finish, but it also looked great and played nicely, too. To explore the differences between the WIi U version and the upcoming Switch version, though, and to check for any improvements, the folk at Digital...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Wizard Of Legend Will Bring Its Roguelike Magic To Switch On 15th May

    A wizard is never late...

    It was way back in 2017 that we learned Contingent99's successfully crowdfunded roguelike Wizard of Legend was coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop (with a little help from Humble Bundle), and now we finally know when it's arriving - 15th May, to be precise. "We're excited to announce that Wizard of Legend will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Weirdness Gal*Gun 2 Has Wild Guns Reloaded Artwork On The Inside Cover

    Mix up

    We didn't think much to Gal*Gun 2 if we're perfectly honest, but it seems that many people picked up the physical version when it launched in North America recently. Strangely, a printing error means that copies of Gal*Gun 2 have artwork for Wild Guns Reloaded printed on the inside of the cover. Yep, we don't get it either.  Gal*Gun 2...

    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Arc System Works Promises More Fighting Games Are Headed To Switch

    BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are just the beginning...

    Following on from the announcement that it's bringing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R to Nintendo Switch (and with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle still in development), Japanese fighting game powerhouse Arc System Works has confirmed via Twitter that it is planning to bring more of its titles to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Coin-Op Gridiron Classic 10-Yard Fight Is Coming To Switch Next Week

    Hut!

    Hamster is bringing Irem's classic 10-Yard Fight to the Switch eShop as part of the Arcade Archives range, it has been revealed. A listing on the eShop shows that the 1983 classic - along with its 1984 update, VS 10-Yard Fight, which includes a two-player feature - is hitting the digital store on May 2nd. If you were a NES fan during the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Pop Star Agency Sim Idol Manager Could Make It To Switch If Its Kickstarter Hits $50K

    That's entertainment!

    Nintendo Switch has plenty of genres and subgenres on its books already, but we'll be honest - the idol management simulator is really under-represented. Well, developer Max Rogozin and his small team are looking to rectify that with Idol Manager. The occasionally NSFW indie tasks you with looking after a group of Japanese...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
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    Switch eShop

    Review Zotrix: Solar Division

    Star command

    From wars to foxes, there’s nothing like a good old battle among the stars. In the wake of more cinematic titles such as Manticore: Galaxy on Fire and the upcoming Everspace, Zotrix: Solar Division has snuck on to the eShop in an attempt to carve out its own hybrid take on intergalactic altercations. A hostile alien race known as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Zotrix Solar Division
  • News Don't Die Mr Robot! DX Brings Arcade-Style Bullet Hell To Nintendo Switch

    It's 'coming soon'

    Don't Die Mr Robot! DX, an arcade-inspired bullet hell indie that previously appeared on mobile, PS4 and PS Vita, is making the explosive leap to Nintendo Switch. With new and improved visuals for Ninty's handheld, you're getting the same single-screen action where you'll guide the titular bot as he triggers chains of explosive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Meet Adol Christin, The Hero Of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana

    The Switch port is due 29th June

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is only a couple of months away from its long-awaited debut on Nintendo Switch (and when we say 'long' we mean it, since it's been out on PS Vita in Japan for almost two years), so to celebrate, NIS America has released a brand new trailer. This one is all about red-headed man of the hour...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Scratching Beneath The Surface Of The Floor Kids Soundtrack With DJ Kid Koala

    "It's all part of this scene that continues to inspire us"

    Rhythm action game Floor Kids floored us in December of last year with its trendy hand-drawn art style, expressive freedom and incredible soundtrack. You check out our review right here. With its amazing soundtrack set for release on 27th April on vinyl, DJ and musical maestro Kid Koala took...

    • Floor Kids
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Test That Grey Matter With The Sudoku-Style Puzzles Of Hexalogic

    It's set for release on Switch in 2018

    Indie developer MythicOwl has confirmed its upcoming puzzler Hexalogic - which hits iOS, Android and PC on 29th May 2018 - will also be making its way to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. The relaxing yet challenging title sees you using the 'one-of-kind' setup of Sudoku, only with an unusual hexagonal twist...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Timberman VS Aims To Bring Simplistic Arcade-Style Multiplayer Fun To Switch Next Week

    It's cheap as chips, too

    A listing on the North American eShop has revealed that Timberman VS will be hitting the Switch on 3rd May. The game, which has already seen a 'free with in-app purchases' release on mobile devices, before landing on Steam in 2015, is aiming to bring some cheap and cheerful fun to your Switch. Timberman VS is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday24th Apr 2018

  • News Death Road To Canada Delayed Following The Recent Attack In Toronto

    Its 25th April release date pulled in mark of respect

    Following the tragic events in Toronto yesterday, where a van struck pedestrians leaving ten people dead and another 15 injured, Death Road to Canada developer Rocketcat Games and publisher Ukiyo Publishing have decided to indefinitely delay the game's release (it was due to arrive on the eShop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hackers Have Found A Way To Exploit The Switch, And It's Apparently 'Unpatchable'

    Nintendo is not going to be happy about this

    Hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking group ReSwitched have been in pursuit of the 'Holy Grail' of Nintendo Switch exploits ever since its launch, and a recent post by the team suggests it may have found the next best thing. According to a detailed report, the exploit in question - known as the Fusée...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Launches Later This Week

    New Blades!

    Similarly to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of those games that seems nearly infinite, and the expansion pass for the game has added a decent amount of content already. Though the meat of the pass is still yet to come—with challenge battles and new story content on the way—a fresh update is due...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Updates
  • Rumour Call Of Duty Might Be Headed To Switch, But Only As A Battle Royale

    Royale with cheese

    Well, that isn't the rumour we were hoping to hear in the runup to the official reveal of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 in May, and its eventual release in October. According to Gaming Intel, Call of Duty is coming to Nintendo Switch, but not in the way you might be expecting. Turns out the handheld is getting the yet-to-be-announced...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Wolfenstein II On Switch Receives June Release Date And First Official Trailer

    Treat your eyeballs

    Bethesda Softworks has announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will launch on Nintendo Switch on 29th June. As BJ Blazkowicz, players will experience an action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters, reuniting with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Tune In Next Week For Saturday Morning RPG On Your Nintendo Switch, Kids

    Physical release coming in May via Limited Run Games

    Saturday Morning RPG will launch on the Switch eShop on April 26th, it has been revealed. An episodic JRPG "set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture", the game places you in the role of school-kid Marty, who finds himself blessed with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bayonetta 3 Will Be "Crazier, Better, Tighter" Says PlatinumGames

    "It’s going to have to raise the bar"

    During last week's Reboot Develop 2018 talk with PlatinumGames, founders Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya discussed their plans for Bayonetta 3, going as far as to call it "a turning point for the company." While they didn’t reveal specific details, they made it clear that they understand the level of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Splatoon-Style Racer Trailblazers Has Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Switch Version Arrives In June

    Paint the town red with friends

    Supergonk's Trailblazers is shaping up to be quite the speed-fest, mixing Splatoon-style track-painting with anti-grav racing. It has now been confirmed that the game will showcase cross-platform multiplayer, which means you'll be able to compete against players on other systems. According to the game's Steam page,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 3.0.0 Arrives Later Today, Includes Fan-Favourite Stage Camp Triggerfish

    Rank X also available

    Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 2 will be receiving its huge update to Version 3.0.0 later today, bringing an absolute squid-load of changes, fixes, and additions to everyone's favourite neon ink-coverage shooter. Some highlights from the update include: - Rank X is now available - New gear has been added to the shops -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
  • Random A Game Boy Cartridge Case Can Perfectly Store 15 Of Your Switch Games

    A free carry case solution

    Here at Nintendo Life we like clever little finds, things that fit just right for exquisite display or travel purposes, and pretty much anything related to the Game Boy. Amazingly, these three things have now been perfectly combined and we felt a deep urge to share the goodness with you lovely lot. Twitter...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy
  • News Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Will Bring The Fight To Nintendo Switch

    Guilt-ridden

    It was only back in February that Guilty Gear producer and BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori cast doubt on a potential Guilty Gear port coming to Nintendo Switch when he said, "One of the goals for Guilty Gear is achieving high quality graphics. Specifically on that point the Nintendo Switch might not be a good match, but that's not our...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The History And Evolution of Donkey Kong

    37 years in the making

    Few gaming characters have hung around as long as Donkey Kong, and over the years we at NL towers have garnered a healthy respect for the giant, tie-wearing ape. That's why we decided to throw together a short audio-visual retrospective to take a look at how DK managed to get where he is today. What's your favourite entry...

    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • N64
    • Video
  • Video Sega Invites You To "Get a Load of These Beats" In This New Shining Resonance Refrain Trailer

    Game launches on July 11th

    It's fair to say that the return of the legendary Shining series to western shores isn't exactly what we - or many other fans - expected. Shining Resonance Refrain - which is coming to Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on July 11th - feels like a world apart from the turn-based strategy instalments which made...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Videos
  • Random Nintendo Labo Allows You To Peek Inside Your Joy-Con

    Crazy attention to detail

    Nintendo Labo is, as many likely expected, taking the internet by storm; we've already seen Nintendo's new cardboard wonder receiving some unwanted attention from adorable, curious cats, and a bunch of clever creations from players all around the world

    • Random
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fox N Forests Will Leap And Bound Onto Switch On 17th May

    Foxy platforming

    We've had our eye on the 16-bit platforming of Fox n Forests for a while now, so we're excited to confirm the throwback adventure will be springing its way onto the Nintendo Switch eShop on 17th May. If you've not come across it before, you play Rick, a fox with the rather handy ability to control the seasons. You'll guide him...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Speedrunner Completes New Super Mario Bros. In Half An Hour With No Power-Ups

    Smashing a world record in the process

    Most of us love Super Mario games, and many of us would consider ourselves to be fairly decent at them, but completing an entire game in around half an hour without using a single power-up is going way beyond the skill level we could ever hope to possess. Amazingly enough, though, that is exactly...

    • Super Mario
    • Speedrun
    • Video
  • News You Can Now Play As Final Fantasy XV Characters In Minecraft For Switch And Wii U

    The more the merrier

    Minecraft is becoming a pretty nifty way to see your favourite characters from rival platforms have a presence on the latest Nintendo hardware; back in January we saw Banjo-Kazooie return to our screens (albeit in blocky form), and we recently found out that playing the game on Switch can net you Xbox

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Minecraft
  • News Suicide Guy Will Arrive On Switch On 10th May With Extra Content

    Dreams, dreams, dreams

    While it might not have the most PC of names, don't let first impressions fool you. Suicide Guy is one of the silliest and most creative first-person puzzles games we've played in a long while and it's finally ready to bring its dream-like quality to Nintendo Switch on 10th May. Publisher Chubby Pixel made the announcement...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News SaGa: Scarlet Grace Hits Japanese Switch Consoles In August

    PS Vita RPG is getting ported with new content

    Square Enix has announced that the Switch port of the 2016 PS Vita title SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Hiiro no Yabou will arrive in Japan on August 2nd. It's also coming to PlayStation 4, PC, and smartphones on the same day. The news was confirmed in the latest issue of Famitsu, along with details...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • SaGa
    • Square Enix
  • Video Here's Your First Look At Switch Shooter Psyvariar Delta In Motion

    Buzzin'

    City Connection is updating Success' classic shooter Psyvariar for the Switch and PS4, and has just released a new trailer which shows the game in action. Psyvariar Delta - which features a "Buzz" system where you power up your ship by flying as close to projectiles as possible without dying - launches in Japan on August 30th. Will you be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Videos
    • Psyvariar
  • News Sausage Sports Club Is Close To Being Certified By Nintendo

    A release date announcement is also in the works

    It was way back in August 2017 that the multiplayer madness of Sausage Sports Club first came to our attention, with its mini-games full of floppy-necked animals, and now it sounds like the indie title is close to getting certification from Nintendo itself. The news was made public on Twitter at the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You've Got Until 9PM GMT Today To Pre-Order Labo If You Want It In Time For Friday

    UK cardboard enthusiasts, take note

    While our chums in Japan and North America are already hard at work(play) building all manner of cardboard creations, we in the UK and the EU have to wait until Friday to get our hands on Nintendo Labo in all its glory (and that includes the team here at Nintendo Life). If you were thinking about pre-ordering...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Go Behind-The-Scenes With The Switch-Bound MotoGP 18

    So what is 'drone scanning' exactly?

    It's been nine years since the MotoGP franchise last graced a Nintendo console with 2009's MotoGP on Wii (back when Capcom did things other than Resi and Street Fighter), but that two-wheeled drought is finally coming to an end this June with the arrival of Milestone's MotoGP 18. With a release date set for 7th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Prepare To "Zoom Infinitely" With Bizarre Puzzle Adventure Path To Mnemosyne

    Lost Memories and Lost Minds

    We here at Nintendo Life Towers like a good puzzle, as well as a scare or two. Alicante-based indie Devilish Games is fusing both in its creepy adventure game Path to Mnemosyne, and it's coming to the Switch. Here's a description from the game's Steam page: Immerse yourself into Path to Mnemosyne, a hypnotic adventure...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch

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