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TodayFri, 24th Mar 2017

  • News Has-Been Heroes Now Arriving in Europe on 4th April

    A small delay

    In terms of high profile Switch eShop downloads, Has-Been Heroes by Frozenbyte is one of the most notable arrivals in the next couple of weeks. Arriving in North America on 28th March, it's now dropped back a week - to 4th April - in Europe. It's not exactly a drastic delay, though the development team has released a quirky video as...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Can Be Used On UK-Bound Flights After All

    But remains banned on US flights from certain nations

    There was a bit of concern recently over the fact that the Nintendo Switch was included in a UK and US travel ban on flights originating from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia. The ban states that smartphones must be smaller than 16cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm to be taken aboard by...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Poll Is the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Boosting Your Nintendo Switch Hype?

    Nintendo goes early in comparison to the original's online demo

    When Nintendo unveiled some early retail release dates and windows, we couldn't help but ponder the gap between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. With ARMS still sitting in a vague 'Spring' window and a number of third-party retail relea

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • Video Here's A Closer Look At The New Cartoon Mega Man

    Blue's journey

    UPDATE: And the video is now blocked on copyright grounds. Nothing to see here, people! ORIGINAL STORY: The upcoming cartoon adaptation of Capcom's Mega Man has had a rather bumpy reception so far; the initial character design met with a frosty response when it was initially unveiled, while promo footage - later take

    • Videos
    • Mega Man
  • News ESL Go4Splatoon Europe Grand Final to be Broadcast Live on 1st April

    Splatoon 2 exhibition match also confirmed

    Over a number of months Nintendo has been teamed up with ESL in a search for the best Splatoon team in Europe, a contest designed to boost the eSports credentials and popularity of the IP. There have been monthly events and contests at expos, and now we're gearing up for the grand final in Paris in which...

    • Splatoon
    • ESL
  • Random Don't Try To Dock Your Nintendo Switch Like This At Home

    Might lead to screen scratches...

    Given how some Switch owners have found they are getting scratches on their screen by docking normally (though not necessarily carefully), the method shown above is not advised. Of course it's about as convincing as when old Biff Tannen tosses the Grays Sports Almanac to his younger self in 1955's Back to the Future...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Almost One-To-One Attach Rate According To GameStop

    "The demand is incredibly strong for this"

    It's no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the must-have games in the Switch's launch line-up, but according to GameStop COO Tony Bartel pretty much everyone who bought the system picked up a copy of Zelda BotW too. Demand for the hardware is still high too, with a restock this...

    • Zelda
    • GameStop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Starts Today, With Two Arenas Confirmed

    The Reef and Musselforge Fitness / Barnacle Sports Club

    The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is almost upon us, running from 24th to 26th March; it'll be a nice chance to get hands on with the upcoming sequel. The weapons on offer will include Splat Dualies and "remixed" versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger, but Nintendo has also confirmed the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • News Bertil Hörberg Shares Footage of His Next Game

    It may or may not get made

    Bertil Hörberg is a name that will be familiar to many Nintendo fans, as this one-man team is responsible for Gunman Clive and its sequel. Aside from the Gunman Clive HD Collection in 2015, we haven't heard anything from Hörberg, but he just recently shared some footage of the game he's been working on. There's no name...

    • Gunman Clive
    • Bertil Hörberg
  • News Playtonic Removes JonTron's Voice from Yooka-Laylee

    Due to controversial comments

    In just a few weeks, Yooka-Laylee will finally release on all platforms with the exception of the Switch port, which still hasn't received a date. The game was a Kickstarter success—one fueled by countless fans—and popular YouTuber JonTron was prominent among them. Back in 2015, Playtonic invited JonTron to voice a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yooka-Laylee

YesterdayThu, 23rd Mar 2017

  • Nintendo Download 23rd March (North America)

    Has-Been Heroes! Neo Turf Masters! Splatoon 2 Global Testfire! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and this week brings quite a quirky and broad collection of games to consider. We have varied and interesting offerings on Nintendo Switch, angry squirrels on Wii U, a retail release accompanied by a few downloads on...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Behold The Majesty Of The GameCube-Styled Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

    Born to Play

    It was only a matter of time before folks started painting their Switch Joy-Con to suit their retro system of choice and we have to say this GameCube-inspired offering by the talented guys over at Boss Fight Props looks amazing. In addition to spraying the two Joy-Con controllers and grip in the classic GameCube purple, red and green...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Awesome
    • GameCube
    • Joy-Con
  • Video Top Ten Weapons in Zelda: Breath of the Wild that Make Going Alone Less Dangerous

    It's dangerous t... oh

    With so many weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it's difficult to know what's hot and what's not without risking your own neck against a particularly angsty Lynel. That's why We've teamed up with Arekkz Gaming in the video above to bring you the top ten weapons you can find in the game, taking in account...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Top Ten
  • Nintendo Download 23rd March (Europe)

    Tomorrow Corporation Triple! Has-Been Heroes! BOXBOY! Nindie Sale! More!

    The new European Nintendo Download Update is upon us, but official details have been slow to arrive; our thanks to the lovely Daan Koopman for his help, as we've brought the details together through a mix of looking through the eShop manually and a German press release...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News New Kid Icarus Awards Have Shown Up on My Nintendo in North America

    Sorry to keep you waiting!

    The Kid Icarus series is something of an oddity in Nintendo's long history; it hasn't received very many entries, yet continues to endure via references in other Nintendo games and media. Pit hasn't been seen in a new game since 2012's excellent Kid Icarus: Uprising, but there's always hope that we won't have to wait...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • Kid Icarus
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review NAM-1975

    Back to the nightmare

    As one of the earliest Neo Geo releases, NAM-1975 occupies a rather unusual place in the console's library. It's relatively well-known because it was the first glimpse many of us saw of the raw power contained within SNK's arcade (and home) hardware, but like so many launch titles it hasn't aged all that gracefully in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • NAM-1975
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '98

    The return of the king

    While many associate the one-on-one fighting genre with Capcom's legendary Street Fighter franchise, there was a point in the '90s when SNK was arguably at the vanguard of this particular game style. Its King of Fighters series became a firm favourite in arcades all over the world, with yearly updates satisfying the desire and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • King of Fighters
  • News FDG Entertainment Wants to Know if We'd Like Monster Boy on Cartridge for Nintendo Switch

    Well, yeah!

    It's a good time to be a fan of the good old days of SEGA consoles and also a Nintendo Switch owner, with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap just weeks away and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom also heading to the system. It's all a bit awkward with names etc, but the latter is also effectively a new Wonder Boy game, with original series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Boy
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets A Helping Of New Content

    Lunatic challenges & bonus login

    For those still picking up their daily bonus in Fire Emblem Heroes, you may have noticed a few more gifts than normal from simply signing into your account; This is because Nintendo of Japan has been running a special Fire Emblem Heroes quiz over on Twitter. After fans successfully answered 5 questions regarding the...

    • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • Mobile
  • News New Sumo Digital Developer Diary Delves Into the Art of Snake Pass

    Less than a week to go

    Later this week, Sumo Digital's latest game, Snake Pass, is due to arrive on the Nintendo Switch eShop. With a soundtrack composed by the renowned David Wise, this inventive new title will aim to mix collect-a-thon elements into a game wherein you control a snake as it slithers across levels. It seems like a pretty cool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snake Pass
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday22nd Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Fixes the Left Joy-Con Problem with a Small Piece of Foam

    So, it is a hardware issue

    One of the issues echoed by many Switch owners at launch was that the left Joy-Con was prone to connectivity issues when detached from the Switch. Naturally, this seemed to be a relatively small percentage of the userbase, but it was nonetheless prevalent enough that it seemed to highlight a widespread issue. Later...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
  • News New Electronics Ban on Certain UK and US Flights Includes the Nintendo Switch

    Can't let you do that, Star Fox!

    When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed back in the fall, part of the announcement video showed a Switch owner taking his Switch onto a plane to pass the time on his journey. This was obviously meant to showcase how versatile the device would be in a variety of scenarios, though a recent ruling passed by the UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Random What Happens When A Guardian And Stone Talus Upset Each Other In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?

    A mega monster mash, that's what

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game that keeps on giving. We've already unearthed plenty of surprises ourselves, and a short time ago realised that you can use the humble Cucco to lay waste to your enemies, but the good stuff keeps on comin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Random
  • News Team Behind Wii U Emulator, CEMU, Makes Surprising Progress With Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Interest in dev's Patreon spikes, too

    During 2016 we provided a few status updates on CEMU, essentially the Wii U spin on the Dolphin emulator - in spirit at least. A team of enthusiasts has been working on running Wii U titles on PC, and results range from playable to sketchy; progress was certainly made, however. The release of The Legend of...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • CEMU
  • News Ubisoft Wants Your Input On Future Nintendo Switch Software Support

    "Ubisoft would love to hear your thoughts"

    Ubisoft went big on the launch of both the Wii and Wii U, creating unique IP especially for the release of each system. However, despite making all the right noises, the French company has taken a somewhat restrained approach with the Switch; Just Dance 2017 was a non-exclusive launch title and Ubisoft's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • Editorial After The Bold Brilliance Of Breath Of The Wild, Where Can Zelda Go Next?

    Will we ever see another traditional Zelda outing?

    It's fair to say that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ranks as one of the finest video games of recent times, and is arguably the best title in the franchise so far. It has been showered with positive reviews and has contributed massively to the success of the Nintendo Switch launch; this is...

    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Features
  • News The Greatest Arcade Golf Game Ever Made Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Week

    Fore-play

    If you've been enjoying the ACA Neo Geo series from Hamster then you'll be pleased to learn that we're getting another title this week, and it's a doozy. Neo Turf Masters originally launched back in 1996 and, without putting too fine a point on it, is one of the best golf games ever made (in our humble opinion, of course). Its large,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • News Nintendo Switch and New 3DS XL Lead in Japan as Monster Hunter XX Arrives

    Super Bomberman R squeaks past 50,000 sales, too

    It's Media Create results time, in which we see what's hot and not in the Japanese market. A major 3DS release from Capcom predictably storms to the top, while it's a happy 1-2 for Nintendo in the hardware stakes. Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) - also known as 'that new iteration that probably...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Says There is No Design Issue Causing Left Joy-Con Connection Drops

    Connectivity issues blamed on a 'manufacturing variation'

    When the Nintendo Switch launched there were some valid and frivolous complaints around it online - one issue that had a decent amount of credence related to the left Joy-Con controller. In some cases users reported connectivity issues, and naturally the internet broke it down to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
  • Editorial Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Most Accessible of Nintendo Switch Games

    Fun for anyone, defying series convention in the process

    When the Nintendo Switch Teaser Trailer was unveiled in October, my family were among many - seemingly - that loved the idea and the concept. My brother, who hadn't been in on the Wii U generation, was very much attracted to it and wanted one, while my mum is a Nintendo enthusiast in any case...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Atlus Reveals Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology For 3DS

    An enhanced remake of the DS classic

    Yesterday, we reported on a mysterious new teaser site from Atlus which pointed towards a new Radiant Historia title in development. The page mentioned that more would be revealed in a Famitsu piece on the 23rd, but it seems that the reveal in question has already been leaked online. The game in development is...

    • Radiant Historia
    • 3DS
    • Atlus
  • Video Here's Four Solid Reasons Zelda: Breath of the Wild has the Best Princess Zelda to Date

    Zelda Zelda, Zelda Zelda

    The Zelda series has portrayed Princess Zelda in an interesting number of ways, from the cocky pirate captain Tetra in The Wind Waker to the selflessly kindhearted Zelda from Skyward Sword, but none of them are as good as what Breath of the Wild has to offer, in this writer's opinion. If you need proof to this claim, make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Wonder Girl Is Joining Wonder Boy In The Dragon’s Trap Remake

    Gender equality and all that

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is out next month and we can't wait to get our hands on it here at Nintendo Life, and the news that our plucky hero is being joined by Wonder Girl makes the wait even harder. Lizardcube art director Ben Fiquet revealed the news regarding this fresh playable character via the PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wonder Boy
  • Random The Classic Legend of Zelda Theme Popped Up in The World Baseball Classic

    It's a home run!

    The Legend of Zelda is just one iconic Nintendo franchise that's earned millions of fans around the world. The Triforce logo, the classic music, Link, Zelda - all are well known throughout popular culture. Baseball fans had a fun reminder of that this week. It popped up in the World Baseball Classic semi-final this week between USA...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Baseball
  • News Super Mario Run is Now Live on Android

    It's all in hand

    Now Android users that happen to be Mario fans can 'play with one hand', as Nintendo likes to say with regards to Super Mario Run - just make sure you get hold of a hamburger before you start playing. Previously announced for 23rd March - which it is at the time of writing in territories like Japan and Australia - it's gone live a...

    • Super Mario Run
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News ARMS Listed For June 23rd Release On Amazon Spain

    Late spring release?

    Since its first reveal at Nintendo's Switch presentation in January, ARMS has yet to be given an official release date. Stated only as Spring 2017, nothing more concrete has been announced from Nintendo to date. Now Amazon Spain has listed the extendable arm fighting game for release on June 23rd; check out the translated...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video This BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Overview Trailer Shows Off the Clever Puzzles and Cuteness

    One final unboxing

    HAL Laboratory may be best known for the Kirby series, but it's a studio more than capable of applying its sense of whimsy to new ideas. The BOXBOY! series has done just that, and the third entry - BYE-BYE BOXBOY! - is now right around the corner in PAL territories. Out this week on the eShop (priced £4.49 / €4.99), the new...

    • 3DS eShop
    • BYE-BYE BOXBOY!

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