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  • News Zerodiv Is Bringing Psikyo's Zero Gunner 2 To Switch

    Sengoku, Gunbird and another Strikers outing also coming

    Zerodiv has confirmed that it is bringing the cult shooter Zero Gunner 2 to the Switch eShop "sooner rather than later". Originally released in arcades in 2001 on Sega's Naomi system, the game was ported to the Dreamcast in the same year but never received a release outside of Japan. It is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Check Out the First Footage of The Mummy: Demastered

    Looking good, WayForward

    Universal’s new Dark Universe kicked off this summer with a new reboot of The Mummy, and, well, it didn’t go over all that great. Even so, the company remains committed to expanding the new universe with new movies and other related media in the future, and one notable piece of that is the upcoming video game, The Mummy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WayForward
    • The Mummy Demastered
  • News Super Mario Kart Nearly Became F-Zero 2

    How different things could’ve been

    Mario Kart is easily one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises, absolutely nailing the local multiplayer gameplay and providing an easily accessible experience for all to enjoy. It stands as a cornerstone of Nintendo’s portfolio and plays no small part in selling new hardware for the company; there’s a reason...

    • Retro
    • Super Mario Kart
    • SNES Mini

YesterdayMon, 25th Sep 2017

  • News DOOM Will Be 720p When Docked, And Unsurprisingly There's No 'Motion' Aiming

    9GB multiplayer download is due to using a 16GB cart

    When we went hands on with DOOM on Nintendo Switch we were rather impressed with what we saw, albeit getting such a technically impressive game on the system is clearly a challenge. Demo events had attendees playing in portable mode to accentuate the technical achievement, though left some...

    • DOOM
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Fan-Made Showcase Illustrates The Potential Of Animal Crossing On Switch

    Taking the bait

    Long-time readers of the site make recall that we covered Josh "Bit Block" Thomas' previous efforts in the "Make Believe" series of YouTube videos, where he creates his own assets to show how future Nintendo titles could look. He's retooled the format to focus around static, mocked-up shots

    • Videos
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Nintendo Highlights The Visual Changes in Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    HD hair

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is all set to be an enormous - and likely intimidating - release at the end of the year. Since its announcement it's nestled comfortably on plenty of wishlists, as it'll be the first hefty RPG from Monolith Soft on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is keen to demonstrate, too, how the game continues to progress in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Golf Story Will Swing Into Action This Week on the Switch eShop

    Just making its September release window

    Golf Story has been capturing attention since it was first unveiled for the Switch eShop; developed by Sidebar Games, it blends RPG elements with retro-styled overhead golf. In the recent Nindies Showcase it was confirmed for a September release, and if the European Switch eShop is correct it'll hit that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Golf Story
  • News Playtonic Games is Working on Unity Issues for Yooka-Laylee on Switch

    "We understand the frustration that it’s taken so long"

    Yooka-Laylee arrived back in April across PC and various systems, but it's had a longer route to Nintendo hardware. The Wii U version somewhat predictably bit the dust, and since then it's been a wait for the title to make its way to the Switch. Playtonic has given various updates, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Yooka-Laylee
    • Playtonic Games
  • News Ultra Street Fighter II Had A Better UK Debut Than Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

    New crossover could only make it to 12th in the UK chart

    Ultra Street Fighter II might be considered a lazy (if fun) piece of Switch software, but it would seem that the all-important Street Fighter brand is more powerful than you might assume.  According to the latest retail sales figures in the UK, the Switch title had a stronger debut than...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
    • UK
  • News X-Com Creator Was Asked To Get Involved With Development Of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    "We had conversations about project ideas"

    Despite some early concerns about Ubisoft's turn-based tactical combat game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it turned out to be a great experience and worthy of picking up.  Naturally, comparisons were drawn by many to the popular alien invasion strategy series X-Com, which began in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Julian Gollop
    • Ubisoft
  • Random Switch Cosplayer Goes The Extra Mile at the Tokyo Game Show

    Meet "Switch head guy"

    Our man on the ground at the Tokyo Game Show brought us a lovely gallery of cosplay the other day, but nothing compares to the cosplayer we affectionately call "Switch head guy" at Nintendo Life Towers, who was also strutting their stuff during TGS this year. With the body of Mario and the head of a Switch, this is one of our...

    • Random
    • Videos
    • Cosplay
    • Nintendo Switch
    • TGS
  • News Attack On Titan 2 Will Bring Havoc To Nintendo Switch

    Get ready to take on the titans!

    If you are a fan of the Attack on Titan anime, you'll be delighted to hear that Koei Tecmo is planning on bringing its upcoming Attack on Titan 2 game to Nintendo Switch, along with all the usual other consoles. In this second 'main' instalment of the game players are offered lots of new challenges, and you can also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Attack On Titan
  • News Monster Hunter Stories x The Legend of Zelda Free DLC is Live This Week

    Epona joins the fight

    The Monster Hunter games on Nintendo hardware have always been generous with regular and tempting free DLC, often in the form of outfits and weapons that can be unlocked. Monster Hunter Stories is no different, and when it was released in Japan its Legend of Zelda crossover content was particularly eye-catching...

    • 3DS
    • Monster Hunter
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News A Sonic Mania Patch is Rolling Out, Includes Switch HOME Button Fix

    Keep an eye out

    Sonic Mania is pretty darn good but it can be a tad buggy at times, from minor issues to problems that have frustrated some players. It's taken a short while, but the first update to tackle fixes seems to be rolling out. The official social channels for the mascot announced the news. At the time of publication the update hasn't...

    • Sonic Mania
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Outlines Season Pass Details for Fire Emblem Warriors

    Get a bridal costume for Lucina, too

    The Warriors series of games is never short of DLC, and Hyrule Warriors was no different on Wii U and 3DS. Now Fire Emblem Warriors is in line for a fair amount of extra content, and Nintendo of America and Europe has followed on from Koei Tecmo's Japanese website in providing some pricing and release timings. A...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • DLC
  • News Four More Games Available for Gold Points in European My Nintendo Update

    Nano Assault EX! Tengami! More!

    The My Nintendo programme may not be blowing the doors off quite yet, but it has been improving a little in recent months. One example has been the opportunity to redeem Gold Points for some full downloads, a way to turn purchases on the eShop into free games. The latest European update to the loyalty programme adds...

    • My Nintendo
    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Thumper Gets a 25% Discount on the Switch eShop

    Available until 2nd October

    We're big fans of Thumper here at Nintendo Life, awarding it a 9 in our review - its 'rhythm violence' approach is heart pounding, challenging and a blast on Switch. A game that made its name on PSVR, the option with Nintendo's system is to have it on the TV or on the go, preferably with a good pair of headphones plugged...

    • Switch eShop
    • Thumper
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Gold / Silver Make Their UK Chart Debuts

    Decent results all around

    Last week brought the latest notable Switch retail release in the UK, with Pokkén Tournament DX making its mark. It's the second 'deluxe' title from Nintendo in terms of taking a Wii U game and throwing in extra content, and it's had a decent start. Pokkén Tournament DX arrived in 5th place in the all-format chart,...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • 12

    Switch eShop

    Review Physical Contact: 2048

    Double up

    Not long after the bizarrely-named and pretty dull card game Physical Contact: SPEED made its way onto the Nintendo Switch eShop with little fanfare in July, other than a weird and slapdash trailer, Collavier is at it again with a similarly (bizarrely) named sequel of sorts, this time focusing on the number puzzle genre. Despite sounding...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Physical Contact 2048
  • Feature Dashing Through Super Meat Boy and Catching Up with Tommy Refenes

    "It’s like coming back to an old friend"

    One of the break-out indie titles to go mainstream was the original Super Meat Boy; back in 2010 it was lavished with praise and won over plenty of gamers. Now returning and hoping to skewer the competition, we have Super Meat Boy Forever. Changing the gameplay up whilst keeping the traditional...

    • Super Meat Boy Forever
    • Team Meat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interview
  • 14

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Art of Fighting

    Pretty but poor

    Street Fighter II took the arcades by storm in 1991, leading to a slew of one-on-one brawlers in the months and years that followed. SNK would develop a number of fighting series in the hope of tempting players away from Capcom’s game, samples of which have already arrived on Switch via HAMSTER’s ACA Neo Geo series. Now Art of...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Art of Fighting
  • 9

    Switch eShop

    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 2

    The second party has started

    Hot on the heels of The Jackbox Party Pack (actually released after the third instalment on Switch), is the second package in the (so far) trilogy on Nintendo Switch. In a similar set up to the other entries in the series there are five party games on offer in The Jackbox Party Pack 2; here is a breakdown of the games on...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox

Sunday24th Sep 2017

  • Gallery Cosplay At The Tokyo Game Show 2017

    Bayonetta! Link! Mario! Tingle!

    The Tokyo Game Show isn't just home to all the latest and greatest video games - like pretty much any gaming event these days, it also attracts hordes of cosplayers dressed as their favourite video game characters. This year's event has seen a bumper turn-out of Links, Marios, Princess Peaches and even Tingles, and...

    • Gallery
    • Cosplay
    • Tokyo Game Show 2017
    • Features
  • Random Sega Joins Up With Hooters To Promote Sonic Forces In Japan

    Yes, you read that right

    We almost didn't believe it ourselves, but Sega of Japan is teaming up with the racy restaurant chain Hooters to promote the forthcoming Sonic Forces. We can't help but feel this kind of marketing would be better suited for Sega's Yakuza franchise, but there you go.  The full, lurid details of the campaign are yet to...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo is Now 128 Years Old

    From Hanafuda playing cards to video game world domination

    On September 23rd, 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi established the Nintendo Playing Card Company in Kyoto. Over one century later and a couple of Yamauchi generations since, would he have ever believed that we are now associating the word Nintendo with a pair of plumbing brothers and their strangely...

    • Nintendo
  • Video Check Out WeFly - Factor 5's Long Lost Pilotwings Game for Wii

    Fly me to the moon

    Factor 5 enjoyed quite a unique relationship with Nintendo. Due to some bad fortune, we already know that the company had a complete Rogue Squadron game on the Wii that sadly never saw the light of day, and we previously reported on their plans for a new Pilotwings game on the same hardware. Now former Nintendo Life contributor...

    • Factor 5
    • Wii
    • Pilotwings
  • Feature We Breeze Through Shu on Switch and Chat to Its Lead Designer

    "We're looking to learn from it, understand what's possible"

    The Switch has seen plenty of indies find success on the platform since the console's launch back in March. Now Coatsink Studios is aiming to contribute to this by bringing 2D platformer Shu to the Switch, with the previously released Caverns of the Nightjars DLC included in a purchase...

    • Shu
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • EGX 2017


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