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TodayMon, 19th Aug 2019

  • News Yuzo Koshiro Thinks You're Going To Love Streets Of Rage 4

    "It is very close to Streets of Rage 2"

    Today, the news we had all hoped and prayed for was confirmed: Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with a new playable character. A collaboration between Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, DotEmu and Sega, this side-scrolling brawler aims to resurrect one of the most beloved Mega Drive / Genesis...

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rage
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News Eastward Is Bringing A Lovely-Looking Apocalypse To Switch Next Year

    No relation to Clint

    Eastward, an indie adventure game with RPG trappings is Nintendo Switch-bound. Announced earlier today in the Indie World broadcast, Pixpil Games had previously announced the game back in April for PC and Mac, but Chucklefish is now publishing the game on Nintendo's platform. As you can see from the original trailer above, it...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Eastward
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Touryst Will Bring Blocky Adventure To The Switch Soon

    From the creators of FAST RMX

    The talented folks over at Shin'en Multimedia never fail to impress with their games on Nintendo platforms, and their upcoming blocky adventure The Touryst looks set to maintain that record. Heck, you can even go into an arcade and play a lo-fi version of FAST RMX in the game if that floats your proverbial boat...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Stylish Shooter Superhot Takes Aim At Nintendo Switch Today

    Slow it down

    Just as the rumours suggested, Superhot Team's iconic FPS title Superhot is coming to the Nintendo Switch today. Superhot is quite unlike any FPS title you've played before, in that time only moves when you do. This mechanic is evolved further by the fact that one bullet can kill you and ammo drops don't exist; instead, you must weave...

    • Switch eShop
    • Superhot
  • News Xbox Title Ori And The Blind Forest Is Making The Leap To Switch Next Month

    And we're getting the "Definitive Edition" to boot!

    Well, this is nice. Moon Studios' dream-like Ori And The Blind Forest is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's being published by Xbox Game Studios. Set in the Forest of Nibel, this award-winning action-platformer boasts gorgeous artwork, a fully-orchestrated score and tight, rewarding gameplay...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hotline Miami Collection Bludgeons Your Switch Into A Bloody Pulp Today

    "Get out of here if you don't want to die!"

    Devolver Digital has revealed that it is bringing Dennaton Games' super-brutal Hotline Miami series to the Nintendo Switch eShop today. This pair of top-down action titles have been blessed with commercial and critical success on other systems in the past thanks to their retro-style visuals, fantastic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Hotline Miami
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Is Officially Coming To Switch, With A New Character

    Introducing Cherry Hunter

    While Streets Of Rage 4 was curiously absent from Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, it has now thankfully been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch by DotEmu. The newly released gameplay trailer above also reveals an intriguing new character named Cherry Hunter who joins Alex and Blaze in smacking down the bad guys...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - August 2019

    What indie delights await within?

    At 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST today, Nintendo will be showing "roughly 20 minutes of information about indie games coming to Nintendo Switch". Excited? You should be. You can watch it all right here! <liveblog id="nintendo_indieworld_aug2019_nintendolife" tags="#IndieWorld" video=" />

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Takes The Chequered Flag Once More

    Lewis Hamilton eat your heart out

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 17th August, with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled sitting pretty atop the podium after claiming the same position in last week's rankings. The majority of sales for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled were, unsurprisingly, on PS4, with Nintendo Switch providing around a fifth of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Tutor Your 2.5D Girlfriend In Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi, Coming To Nintendo Switch

    "I would be happy if you played with me!"

    Puzzle games and slightly risqué images of female models go together like strawberries and cream, or minced beef and custard, depending on who you ask. Assuming the latter is a peach worth plucking, SilverStarJapan have decided to bring Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi to the Nintendo Switch on the North...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • Random Amazingly, Grandia HD's Translation Gaffe Is Only The Second Funniest German Localisation Mistake

    Hit or fräulein?

    Grandia HD Collection launched last week, bringing with it even more quality RPG action to the Nintendo Switch. However, it also brings a rather amusing mistake, relating specifically to the German localisation. When you attack an enemy but happen to miss, the game flashes up the message "Fräulein." While this does actually mean...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Cor Blimey Guv'nor, The Pokémon World Championships Are Headed To London In 2020

    It's a small world

    The 2019 Pokémon World Championships have now come to a close after offering a thrilling 3 days of Pokémon-related competition amongst the dedicated community. Given that these are the "world" championships, it's been a bit of a shame that the event has always been hosted in North America. However, that's all set to change as...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • Events
  • News Behold The Metal Slipcase For Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch Which You'll Never Own

    Storage with style

    It's fair to say that we're all more than a little bit excited for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in September. Lucky European gamers can pre-order a limited edition version with a Game Boy themed steelbook, but North America just gets the 'Dreamer Edition' which bundles the standard release of the game on...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Darius Cozmic Collection Is Finally Getting An eShop Release On Switch

    Only in Japan, though

    Darius Cozmic Collection was an odd release in that it was limited to Japan and didn't get an eShop version. Thankfully, that situation is about to change as it has been revealed that the collection is getting a digital version next month. As was the case with the physical version of the collection, there will be two editions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Darius

YesterdaySun, 18th Aug 2019

  • Rumour The Time-Bending FPS Superhot Might Be Getting A Switch eShop Release

    Update data discovered

    It looks like an 'Indie World' Showcase announcement might have been leaked ahead of schedule. A Twitter user by the name of itssimontime was poking around the Switch eShop and discovered update data for the unique time-bending first-person shooter Superhot - which isn't even available on the Switch yet. Here are the...

    • Rumour
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News EA Looking To Bring More Of Its Successful Games To Switch

    "it is absolutely a platform we're looking at"

    Less than a month ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said Switch owners chose to play the company's games on other platforms when asked about the possibility of The Sims coming to Nintendo's system. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with owners of hybrid device. In an attempt to improve relations, EA's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • Electronic Arts
  • Random The Voice Of Zelda Signs Fan's Copy Of Breath Of The Wild In Hylian

    Open your eyes, Andrew

    A Legend of Zelda fan by the name of Andrew, who recently attended the Boston Comic-Con in the United States, got quite the surprise when Zelda's voice actor – Patricia Summersett – signed his Switch copy of Breath of the Wild in Hylian. In case you're wondering, it translates to "Open Your Eyes..." according to Patricia...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Patricia Summersett
  • Review Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition - This Anime Adaptation Misses The Target

    Hollow Fragment

    Sword Art Online has been around in some form or another since all the way back in the prehistoric times commonly referred to as 2002. Originally a series of light novels, it’s been praised for its exploration of themes relating to the intertwining of real and virtual worlds and the effect this has on the psyche and physicality of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nightdive Studios CEO Says Shadow Man On Switch "Is Possible"

    Returning from the Deadside

    Update 19/08: Larry Kuperman, the director of business development at Nightdive Studios, got in contact with us and said while there is no guarantee that it would release Shadow Man on Switch, the company hears its fans out there. Original Story 18/08: Now that Nightdive Studios has released Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shadow Man
  • News Nintendo's Chinese Subsidiary iQue Shifts Focus To Games Development

    Changing times

    Remember the iQue Player? It was released in China during the nationwide video game ban and bypassed the laws at the time due to its plug and play design. To this day, the company behind it is still a Nintendo-owned subsidiary. As Nintendo and Tencent are now gearing up for the release of the Switch in mainland China, iQue appears to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • iQue
    • Industry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #4 - River City Ransom / Street Gangs

    Vote for your favourite box art

    Welcome to the fourth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where a classic retro game takes on its doppelgängers from other territories to see which has the greatest cover art. Last week we saw GameCube titan Resident Evil 4 knock itself sideways as its moody European self won a very comfortable victory over its North...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • River City Ransom

Saturday17th Aug 2019

  • Guide Zelda: Breath Of The Wild All Shrine Locations Walkthrough And Map

    Time to bulk up your hearts and stamina

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an incredible game, both in terms of critical acclaim and sheer size. Few aspects of Link's latest sprawling adventure exemplify this as well as the sheer number of shrines - miniature dungeons focused solely on puzzle solving. Finding all of the shrines in Breath of...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a great many different types of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Which one comes out on top?

    What are the best Pokémon games? Ranking such awesome games proved a lot more difficult than we first anticipated, given how most of them ended up being crowned as the best games of their particular generation. As demanded by a task of this magnitude, we deliberated for many hours here at Nintendo Life Towers. We then...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This selection of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the Wii U generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    Now updated with Cadence of Hyrule!

    What are the best Zelda games? Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic at this point, with even the 'lesser' ones still being rather good video games. Many remain fixed as the best games on the consoles that parented them, so...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Zelda
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    As dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of Nintendo 3DS' long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's final handheld-only console. After a slow start, the portable went...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Best Games
  • News If You Recently Bought A Switch, Nintendo Will Replace It With A Revised Model

    Update: Apparently not!

    Update - 18/08: Sorry folks, The Verge got in contact with Nintendo of America and received the following statement from an official spokesperson: We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • Poll Have You Ever Had Problems With Nintendo Hardware?

    Is Joy-Con drift just a blip on Nintendo’s score sheet?

    With Joy-Con drift making headlines again over the past month thanks to lawsuits filed in the US, it’s easy to see the phenomenon as a potential disaster for Nintendo. Many gamers have had absolutely no problems with Switch's detachable controllers, but a huge percentage have encountered...

    • Poll
    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Hardware
    • Features
  • News NPD Reveals Top Five Best-Selling Zelda Games Of All-Time Within The US

    Link’s Crossbow training takes out the fifth spot

    NPD video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella yesterday shared the top five best-selling Legend of Zelda titles of all-time within the US. Unsurprisingly, Breath of the Wild for the Switch has taken out the top spot. According to Piscatella, this happened "some time ago" and he's not really sure...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Conker's Creator Doesn't Think There Would Be As Much Noise For Other Rare IP On Switch

    The bear and bird are the favourites

    Conker’s creator, Chris Seaver, recently shared his thoughts about Banjo-Kazooie being announced as a playable DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch. While he believes it was a “significant” moment, he doesn't think there would be as much interest in the return of other Rare IP: It is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rare
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News Fan Petition Asks Nintendo To Allow Backup Game Saves In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Will it work?

    Apart from the March 2020 delay of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's one other issue: this upcoming Switch release won't be compatible with cloud backups to avoid manipulation of time. This was originally confirmed by the game's producer, Higashi Nogami, during an interview with Gamekult around the time of E3 2019. In response to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature A Guide To Shopping In Japan's Retro Gaming Paradise, Akihabara

    The promised land

    For readers of Nintendo Life, Akihabara will almost certainly need no introduction. It has for decades been the bastion of Japanese gaming and otaku culture, a sprawling metropolis of stores packed with gaming treasures which we just can’t find back home. The sheer amount of gaming stores to explore have made the trip to...

    • Features
    • Japan
    • Guides
  • Video A Closer Look At The Combat And Boss Battles In Astral Chain

    Arriving at the end of this month

    One of the bigger games coming out at the end of this month is PlatinumGames' Switch exclusive, Astral Chain. While we're all looking forward to this release at Nintendo Life, our American-based video producer Zion Grassl is particularly excited about it. Fortunately, he doesn't have to wait quite as long as the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 17th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another busy week has been and gone, this time bringing with it hints at SNES games coming to Switch and the revelation that Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma teased the upcoming Zelda: Link's Awakening remake years ago! Well... As we've finally reached the weekend, it's time once again to sit back, relax, and chat...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

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