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TodayMon, 24th Sep 2018

  • Video Have A Ball On Switch With This Marble It Up! Launch Trailer, Arrives 29th September

    They see me rollin'

    We're happy to exclusively share a new, shiny launch trailer for Marble It Up! - the high-speed puzzle platformer from developer Bad Habit - which aims to celebrate the game's upcoming 29th September release on Switch. If you're not familiar with this one, Marble It Up! tasks players with jumping, bouncing, boosting, and rolling...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Gallery EGX 2018 Was Packed With Switch, Retro And More Than A Little Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Watch the edited highlights here!

    Last week was EGX 2018, the UK's biggest games show by a long margin. Nintendo had a massive presence on the show floor, erecting a massive screen for regular tournaments and filling a fair amount of square footage with new and upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch. The show took place at the Birmingham NEC, one...

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  • News Fortnite Had A Whopping 78.3 Million Players In August, Largest Numbers Ever Recorded

    And it's only getting bigger with Switch

    Despite dividing opinion with just about as much force as marmite, Epic Games' Fortnite has rather literally taken the world by storm. The developer has revealed that 78.3 million people played the game in August, easily becoming the game's "biggest month yet", and there are absolutely no signs of it slowing...

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  • Random Pokémon Go's 'Nut Pokémon' Has Been Causing Mayhem Among Players

    A mysterious turn of events

    Towards the end of last week, a (potentially) new Pokémon seemed to be leaked through mobile sensation Pokémon GO. At first, the Pokémon was assumed to be the new creature destined to arrive in the upcoming Switch titles Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! - with a capture in the mobile game possibly...

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  • News Dead Cells Meets Castle Crashers In Upcoming Post-Apocalyptic Switch Game Infected Shelter

    New trailer has arrived

    Dark Blue Games has released a brand new trailer for its upcoming game Infected Shelter as part of last week's EGX 2018 celebrations. If you're out of the loop with this one, Infected Shelter has been billed as a cross between Dead Cells and 2D beat 'em up title Castle Crashers, mixing rogue-lite gameplay with co-op...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery The Best Cosplay From The Tokyo Game Show 2018

    Mario! Link! Toad?!

    As is often the case at Japan's premier gaming showcase, this year's Tokyo Game Show had some great cosplay from a variety of Nintendo (and non-Nintendo) franchises. All of the big names were represented, including some of the company's most famous faces - and a few cult favourites, of course. Here is some of the best cosplay...

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  • News Old School One-Button Platformer Jack N' Jill DX Jumps Onto Switch This Week

    Reunite two lost lovers

    Ratalaika Games has revealed that Jack N' Jill DX will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this week, bringing a cutesy one-button platformer to the system. In Jack N’ Jill DX, players must assume the role of Jack, overcoming hazards and your usual platformer pitfalls in a bid to reach Jill. The problem is that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Take Hunting Or Fishing On The Go With Cabela's The Hunt And Bass Pro Shops: The Strike On Switch

    Peripherals everywhere!

    If you like hunting and fishing, this one's definitely for you. New trailers for Cabela's The Hunt: Championship Edition and Bass Pro Shops The Strike: Championship Edition have just dropped, showing off their gameplay and the additional peripherals you'll be able to snag for each one. You can check out these new trailers,...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News These Officially Licensed Switch Controllers Come With Gyro Support And Mappable Buttons

    Cheaper than the pro controller

    Accessory maker PowerA has unveiled another line of controllers for the Nintendo Switch, this time adding more features to get even closer to Nintendo's very own Pro Controller. These 'Enhanced Wireless Controllers' use Bluetooth 4.1 tech to provide a "virtually lag-free experience" when playing wirelessly, include...

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  • News Nintendo Wins Big At TGS 2018's Japan Game Awards

    Both hardware and software acknowledged at Tokyo Game Show

    While Nintendo has been increasing their presence at consumer events in Japan - including Kyoto’s Bitsummit indie game show as part of their ”Hello Indie World” campaign - the company has never had an official showing at Japan’s flagship gaming event, the Tokyo Game Show. In 2018,...

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    • 3DS
  • Random Katamari Director Wasn't Impressed With Mario Or Zelda On Switch

    No fun

    As fun and colourful as Katamari Damacy is, that didn't stop the game's director, Keita Takahashi, from temporarily walking away from the video game industry to pursue a career in playground building. Having now returned to game design, the artist recently opened up to US Gamer about his current frame of mind. Sharing his thoughts about the...

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  • News Bandai Namco Localising Two Sword Art Online Games For Switch

    Enter virtual reality

    The popular Sword Art Online series is heading to the Nintendo Switch. During a stage event at the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco announced Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet would both be arriving on the Switch at some point in the future. According to Gematsu, the first is a Deluxe...

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  • News Telltale Games Voice Actor Posts Message About Incomplete Projects

    "You, the fans, will not get to see Clem's journey through to the end"

    A few days ago, Telltale Games revealed it had laid off hundreds of employees, with only 25 staff members remaining. The skeleton crew was reportedly staying on to fulfill contractual obligations, which allegedly includes work on a Minecraft: Story Mode project for Netflix. With...

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  • News Indie Shmup Astebreed Announced For Nintendo Switch

    "Hope turns to an unlikely hero"

    The shoot 'em up genre is a perfect match with the Nintendo Switch, so it should come as no surprise yet another one is on the way. Japanese indie developer Edelweiss, with the help of Active Gaming Media, will be bringing the 2014 title Astebreed to the Switch eShop in the near future. A release date has not been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
    • Japan
  • News Jet Set Radio Series Tops Sega AGES Poll As Most Wanted Retro Release

    Make it happen, Sega

    Before the 2018 Tokyo Game Show began, Sega ran a poll asking fans what games they would like to see adapted to the Sega AGES line. The results are now in. Out of every game in the Sega library, the funky and forever hip Jet Set Radio series took out the top spot. The Dreamcast game about inline skating was originally released...

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YesterdaySun, 23rd Sep 2018

  • Guide Pokémon GO Raids - All Raid Bosses Listed By Tier

    Updated with new Raid Bosses

    Updated with the latest Pokémon GO Raid Bosses. Raids in Pokémon GO require teamwork from all nearby players to bring down powerful Pokémon known as Raid Bosses. Not only do these battles provide exclusive rewards, but they're also a reliable method of grabbing Pokémon that you don't see very often, like Legendary...

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  • Video The "Completely Insane" Policies Of Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi

    Saving the day with his draconian ways

    Nintendo's third president, Hiroshi Yamauchi, was famously disinterested in video games, preferring to play more traditional Japanese board games. Despite this, he's also known for modernising Nintendo and transforming the video game market. Although we've heard plenty about Yamauchi's life previously, in...

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    • Nintendo
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    • Business
    • Industry
  • News Hamster Adding Even More Games To The Arcade Archives On Switch

    Switch virtual arcade salons are receiving a major update

    While all of us at Nintendo Life are still rejoicing over yesterday's confirmation of the puzzling adventures of a certain well-known dinosaur duo, Hamster overnight revealed the Arcade Archives release schedule for the Switch. If you want to be surprised on the eShop every week, you should...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • arcade archives
  • News The Switch Version Of Dragon Quest XI Has A Special Name

    "S" stands for...

    At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced the next Dragon Quest game on the Switch would be officially known as Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S. According to creator of the series, Yuji Horii, the "S" covers all bases including the game being special and for the Switch. Alternative interpretations are "Shaberu"...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Dragon Quest
  • Guide Pokémon GO Eggs Explained - 2km, 5km, 7km, & 10km Egg Chart

    Updated with new 7km egg hatches

    Updated with new 7km egg hatches and a section on potential changes to this list. Hatching eggs in Pokémon GO is one of the most reliable methods of obtaining new Pokémon. You can collect eggs from PokéStops and Gifts, and hatch them by using an incubator. You have one of these by default but can collect more...

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  • News Motion Twin's "Band-Aid" Patch For Dead Cells On Switch Adds 30fps Option

    Promises bigger fixes are on the way

    The long-awaited Dead Cells patch for the Nintendo Switch version has finally arrived. This follows Motion Twin's recent update via its Steam page about future content planned for the game. The patch is described as a band-aid solution to combat

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Happy 129th Birthday, Nintendo

    129 years young

    Nintendo is today one year older. It's now been 129 years since entrepreneur Fusajiro Yamauchi originally founded the Japanese company. Established way back in 1889 as a Hanafuda playing card manufacturer, Yamauchi opened his first shop "Nintendo Koppai" in Kyoto. Eventually, he was succeeded by his son-in-law Sekiryo Kaneda...

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  • Rumour SMITE Patch Notes Suggest Hi-Rez Releasing Free-To-Play MOBA On Nintendo Switch

    Become a god

    SMITE data miners have allegedly found a reference to the Nintendo Switch buried within the free-to-play MOBA's latest patch. Given the fact the game is published by Hi-Rez Studios - who have already released Paladins on the eShop, it wouldn't be a surprise if the US-based company brought across its god-themed title as well. If you're...

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    • Smite

Saturday22nd Sep 2018

  • Guide Pokémon GO IVs - How To Check A Pokémon's IVs Using An IV Calculator

    IV no idea

    Each Pokémon in Pokémon GO has three IVs, or Individual Values, which determine that particular Pokémon's HP, defence, and attack scores. These are determined at random, and there's no way at present to change a Pokémon's IVs directly. IVs in Pokémon GO are almost as mysterious as Legendary Pokémon. You know they're there because...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
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  • News Super Mario Party For Nintendo Switch Won't Support Handheld Mode

    Tabletop and docked mode only

    As the October release of Super Mario Party on the Nintendo Switch draws closer, each day we seem to learn a bit more about it. If it wasn't already evident, it's now been confirmed the upcoming title won't support handheld mode. This is all tied to the fact multiple mini-games make use of the Joy-Con gyro feature. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Gives Terminal Cancer Patient The Chance To Play Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The campaign was a success

    Last weekend, we reported on a young man named Chris Taylor with terminal cancer, who made the decision in July to decline further treatment. With an estimated three to six months left to live, his last wish was to play Nintendo's recently announced game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Taylor's comments on social media...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom Announces Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy For Nintendo Switch

    No objections to this

    A few weeks ago, Capcom revealed it would be hosting an "unmissable" Ace Attorney panel on the 22nd September at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Following a bunch of rumours dating back to November last year, it's now finally been confirmed the first three Phoenix Wright games are on the way to the Nintendo Switch. For the first...

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    • Phoenix Wright
    • Ace Attorney
    • Tokyo Game Show
  • News Telltale Games Begins Majority Studio Closure With Mass Layoffs

    Multiple projects reportedly axed

    Telltale Games shot to video game fame working on multiple well-known IP including The Walking Dead, Minecraft, Batman and even Game of Thrones. Last month, a Telltale representative said the

    • Telltale Games
    • Industry
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Virtua Racing Joins The Sega AGES Line On Nintendo Switch

    Start your engines

    The Sega AGES game library continues to expand, with the latest game announcement for the Nintendo Switch series taking place at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The arcade version of Virtua Racing was shown during Sega's stage event. Take a look at the Twitter announcement along with a number of screenshots released so far: https:...

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  • Guide Pokémon GO Celebi - A Ripple In Time Special Research Walkthrough

    GO Celebi!

    Celebi has finally made an appearance in Pokémon GO, and joins Mew as one of only two Mythical Pokémon in the game to date. Much like Mew, you also unlock Celebi through a lengthy Special Research Quest. It's called A Ripple In Time, and it acts very similarly to A Mythical Discovery. You have to perform a series of objectives that...

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  • Guide The Best Super Smash Bros. Games - Every Super Smash Bros. Game Ranked

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    What's the best Super Smash Bros. of all time? As we look forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch – which we sincerely hope lives up to its name – we decided it was time to take a look at what's come before to determine where each entry sits in the ranking. The end result is fairly...

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  • Feature The Banner Saga Devs Discuss Trilogy Challenges And Releasing Physical Games On Switch

    Ended up throwing seven months of work away

    In celebration of the physical Switch release of The Banner Saga Trilogy, which includes all three entries of the series in one edition, we recently spoke to Stoic Studio's Co-Owner and Creative Director Arnie Jorgensen, and Head of Production and Game Operations Andy Johnson, about the design choices...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 22nd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's the weekend! This wonderful time of the week means that the hard-working members of team Nintendo Life are all heading off to play some of those video game things we all love (while keeping several eyes on the site to make sure it doesn't explode, of course). This week, some of the team are off to EGX,...

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  • News Hamster Adding Puzzle Bobble And Sequel To ACA Neo Geo Library On Switch

    Taito's puzzlers are back

    Hamster isn't slowing down with the ACA Neo Geo releases. This weekend, alongside the many Tokyo Game Show announcements, the Japanese publisher revealed it will bring Taito's Neo Geo game Puzzle Bobble and its sequel to the Arcade Archives on the Switch eShop. Below are the official tweets from Hamster: Puzzle Bobble,...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Hamster
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  • Rumour Diablo Animated Series Might Unleash Hell On Netflix

    Official announcement expected

    In recent times, every franchise under the sun appears to be receiving a Netflix adaptation. With source material seemingly running low, there's been a sudden shift towards video games. The Castlevania animated series already has a season up on the digital streaming service and now it looks like Diablo could be the...

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  • Events Are You Good Enough To Join Alex In The EGX 2018 Super Smash Bros. Showdown?

    Settle it, with Nintendo Life's Alex Olney

    If you're in the UK then you'll no doubt be aware that EGX 2018 started this week, and if you happen to be at the event today of all days, then you could be in with a chance of claiming glory in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. At 3:30 PM today, the EGX 2018 Showdown takes place on the Nintendo stand at EGX. In...

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