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  • News The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event Is A Donkey Kong Family Reunion

    Starts later this week

    The next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit board event is a Donkey Kong-themed family gathering. It starts this Friday and as usual runs for a total of three days. During this period, you'll be able to collect more Donkey Kong spirits than usual, including the likes of Tiny Kong and Chunky Kong from DK64. Here's the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Donkey Kong
  • News Nintendo Secures Trademarks For Dr. Mario World And Dr. Mario

    The doctor returns

    One game announced at the start of this month that has seemingly been forgotten about after the recent Nintendo Direct presentation is Dr. Mario World for mobile devices. The free-to-download game will be co-developed by LINE and NHN Entertainment and will include in-app purchases. Now, in related news, Nintendo Co., Ltd has...

    • Nintendo
    • Dr. Mario
    • Japan

YesterdayTue, 19th Feb 2019

  • Random Plush Neo Geo Mini Arrives To Steal Your Heart And Wallet

    Falling asleep at the arcade was never this comfy

    We're as partial as the next gamer to quality video game merch, however needless or useless it may be. Make a cool, smaller version of some retro hardware and we'll snap it up, as the growing collection of mini consoles around the Nintendo Life offices attests. We're also not averse to tiny rubber...

    • Merchandise
    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Random
  • News Black Future '88 Brings An Alternate Past To Switch This Year

    There's no future, or past, without neon or roguelike elements

    Coming to Switch and PC later this year, self-described 'roguelike action shooter' Black Future '88 is set in an alternate reality where, it appears, it's always 1988. Presumably this is an alternate 1988 after Biff stole the Sports Almanac and gifted it to his past self because things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Turns Out Many Characters Shared One Body In Zelda: The Wind Waker

    How did we not notice this before?

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker got off to a rocky start with fans. The 'Celda' backlash may seem like a dim and distant memory now, but at the time many fans were furious that their beloved series was being twisted and turned in a way they didn’t agree with. Fancy that, eh? Fortunately, Nintendo stuck to...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Wind Waker
    • Retro
  • Random Epic Games Sues After Unofficial Fortnite Event Sullies The Brand

    100 lawyers parachute into Norwich

    Yesterday we reported on an unofficial Fortnite event in the UK (in the fair city of Norwich, to be exact) and it seems that the weekend woes, bad press and refund requests aren't the last of the headaches for the organisers. Not even an attempt to avoid legal complications with that logo According to Eurogamer,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
    • Fortnite
  • News Confusion Reigns After Mistake Leaves Popular Pokemon GO YouTubers Banned

    Overzealous AI seemingly to blame for the unfortunate error

    A raft of popular Pokémon GO YouTubers – including Marksman, Mystic7 and Trainer Tips – received accidental bans yesterday and were locked out of their Google accounts after being informed that their family-friendly content contained prohibited material. Account owners were informed...

    • Pokemon
    • YouTube
  • News Prototype Red & Blue Data Sheds More Light On Pokémon's Origins

    We could have been catching Capsule Monsters instead

    Similar to the previously unearthed prototype designs for Pokémon Gold & Silver, further discoveries seem to have been made about original Pokémon Red & Blue monsters. A fresh batch of prototype assets has been published by Helix Chamber

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • News Vambrace: Cold Soul Brings Roguelike Fantasy To Switch This Summer

    Single-player adventure coming in 'Q3 2019'

    Coming from Devespresso Games, the Korean studio behind The Coma: Recut, their latest game is planned for a summer release on Switch and other consoles following a PC launch in April. Vambrace: Cold Soul is a hand-illustrated 'roguelite' adventure set in the city of Icenaire. The city is populated by a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Isometric Puzzler Golf Peaks Tees Off On Switch Soon

    Become a mountaineer and a golfer in one!

    If you're in the market for a nice relaxing round of golf on your Switch, then Polish publisher 7lvls.com has you covered with their upcoming Golf Peaks, which looks rather nice indeed. Let's find out a bit more about this upcoming puzzler from their press release: No understanding of golf is required –...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Golf Peaks
  • Review Away: Journey To The Unexpected - A Colourful Roguelike Plagued By Bad Design Choices

    Go away

    On paper, roguelike game design sounds like a fantastic idea. Most small developers don’t have access to the finances or resources of big studios, so it takes considerably more time to produce a quality, lengthy video game. The shortcut, then, is that smaller developers can utilize procedural generation to make a little bit go a lot...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Away Journey to the Unexpected
  • News Awesome Pea Is Rolling Onto Switch At The Start Of March

    Busting for some retro platforming?

    https: Boasting an instantly recognisable art style, thirty levels and a 'stunning retro soundtrac

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Devil Engine Is The Closest We'll Get To A New Thunder Force Game In 2019

    Feel the thunder

    DANGEN Entertainment is bringing Protoculture's 2D shooter Devil Engine to the Nintendo Switch this week, it has been confirmed. 'Heavily-influenced' by shooters from the 32-bit era of consoles, Devil Engine comprises of six levels with multiple bosses. Three different shot types are promised – each with its own unique smart bomb...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Former PlatinumGames Producer Pooh-Poohs Scalebound Rumour

    "I’d highly doubt this is a thing"

    Last night the internet was a-buzz with whispers that Scalebound was the "dead and buried" game to be revived on Switch. Outlandish as the rumour may sound, the game that Microsoft cancelled started out as a Wii project, so it's no strange

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • PlatinumGames
  • Random 'Mario' And Yoshi Spotted Flogging Vitamins In China

    Seems legit

    We're used to seeing Mario and friends adorning all sorts of products outside the sphere of video games, from backpacks to bottlecaps and beyond. Occasionally, we'll find them featured on unofficial products, such as this rather nifty-looking boardgame or on the sides of a bouncy castle - that sort of thing. On yet other occasions we...

    • Random
    • China
    • Mario
    • Yoshi
    • Fake
  • News Brand New Pokémon Cards Announced for Detective Pikachu Movie

    The creepy CGI card creations continue

    The Pokémon Company International recently announced some additions to its latest line of trading cards, inspired by the upcoming Pokémon film, Detective Pikachu. The three new cards, available beginning April 5th, will include Mr. Mime, Jigglypuff and Psyduck – characters all featured in recent trailers...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
    • Pokemon Trading Card Game
    • Detective Pikachu
  • News Famitsu Report Reveals Japan's Highest-Selling Games And Top-Selling Hardware In 2018

    Nintendo dominates the competition

    2018 was a big year for Nintendo, with the Switch and the system's library of the games dominating the charts for many months of the year worldwide. Famitsu has now published its own report, revealing the top 10 highest-selling video games and top-selling hardware in Japan last year. According to the estimates...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Famitsu
  • Reminder Nintendo Sending Out Survey About Daemon X Machina Demo

    Your feedback is valuable

    Following the conclusion of last week's Nintendo Direct presentation, a number of demos were uploaded to the Switch eShop. One of these gave players the chance to try out the DAEMON X MACHINA Prototype Missions. If you were of the people who happened to download and play this particular demo, be on the lookout for a survey...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Appears To Be Getting A Switch Demo

    Try before you buy

    Not long after December release of Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, publisher FDG Entertainment said the number of copies sold on Switch was eight times the amount of combined sales on other platforms. In an attempt to boost sales on Nintendo's hybrid device even more, it appears the publisher is releasing a demo for the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Demo
  • News Yacht Club Games Has Delayed Shovel Knight: King Of Cards

    And everything else

    Scratch the 9th of April release date from your calendars, as Yacht Club Games has revealed the next major update for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove – comprised of Shovel Knight: King of Cards and S

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 7.0.1 Resolves Minor Pokémon: Let's Go Issue

    Enhancing the experience

    The last Nintendo Switch firmware update in January added in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe icons. This time around, the focus is on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee. Nintendo has resolved a small bug where the newly released Pokémon games were unable to reconnect to the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Fireware
    • Pokemon

Monday18th Feb 2019

  • Feature Meet The First Kid To Beat Zelda: Link's Awakening

    (In the west, at least)

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire Zelda series, so it's little surprise that the announcement that Nintendo is remaking it for the Switch caused such a stir. The 1993 original remains a masterclass in adventure game design, and we personally cannot wait to get our hands on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Retro
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour PlatinumGames' Scalebound Is Being Revived As a Nintendo Switch Exclusive

    There be dragons?

    Scalebound was an ambitious action title in development at PlatinumGames a few years back, and was intended to be an Xbox One exclusive. Helmed by the one and only Hideki Kamiya, it mixed fantasy with science fiction and was understandably on the 'must have' list of many a gamer. However, in 2017, Microsoft pulled the plug on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumours
    • Scalebound
    • PlatinumGames
  • Rumour Nintendo Has Plans To Revive A "Dead And Buried" Game

    Kingdom Hearts III also deemed unfeasible on Switch

    Last week, Game Informer's Senior Editor Imran Khan participated in the Kinda Funny Games show and ended up making reference to a "dead and buried" title Nintendo supposedly has intentions of reviving, even though it was "officially" canned. This is what he had to say, as transcribed by Nintendo...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • Talking Point Is The Remake Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Worth $60?

    And more importantly, will it still work with the Game Boy Printer?

    There’s some chatter doing the rounds on the interwebs regarding the potential pricing of the upcoming Switch remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Retailer pre-order listings are putting it as a full $60 release, and while there’s no official confirmation at this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Talking Point
    • Zelda
    • Features
  • News Witcher Rumours Intensify Following Discovery Of Job Listing Referencing Nintendo Switch

    Here we go again...

    At the end of last year, there was a rumour CD Projekt was porting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt across to the Switch. It all began when a French retailer listed a Nintendo version of the game alongside Assassin's Creed III, which has now been

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • CD Projekt
    • CD Projekt Red
    • GOG
  • Deals Pick Up Yoshi's Crafted World From Nintendo UK Store And Get A Lovely Egg Backpack

    Carry your Switch in style

    It's not too long until the lovely looking Yoshi's Crafted World makes its debut on the Switch – it's going to be a tempting purchase on 29th March. The Nintendo Official UK Store isn't only offering the game on its own for pre-order, however. You can get a bundle with a lovely little Yoshi's Egg keychain thrown in, or...

    • Deals
    • Yoshi
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Hands On Getting Arty In Yoshi's Crafted World On Nintendo Switch

    Where there's a will, there's a PVA

    When we first clapped eyes on Yoshi’s Crafted World, we’d be lying if we said our first thoughts weren’t something along the lines of ‘oh look, another Yoshi game’. That’s not to say we didn’t like what we saw, but the Yoshi series has always played things a little bit safe in the past, and at first...

    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Yoshi
    • Upcoming Games
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Feast Your Eyes On This Box Art For Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night

    Simply stunning

    Last week, during the Nintendo Direct Presentation, we got an update on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night for the Switch. The team has been hard at work and the game is now expected to arrive this summer. After ongoing requests from fans, the official Bloodstained Twitter account has now revealed the final box art for the game,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe And Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Fight To Stay In The Top Ten

    Smash Bros. Ultimate drops out

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 16th February, with two Nintendo Switch games managing to maintain a position within the top ten. There are three new games placing high on the charts this week. Ubisoft's latest release Far Cry: New Dawn took out the top spot and was followed by Metro: Exodus in second...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Japanese TV Spot For The Original Link’s Awakening Shows Nintendo's Playful Side

    The company's always been experimental with art styles

    The announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remaster for Switch has had many gamers revisiting the original and rediscovering the quirkiness of Koholint Island and its inhabitants. The remaster’s new toy-town art style is a plastic-y evolution of the aesthetic we saw in A Link...

    • Japan
    • Video
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Soapbox My Love Affair With Tetris, Probably The Best Video Game Ever Created

    More than 30 years of block-dropping fun

    Like millions of players all over the world, my relationship with Tetris began with the Game Boy. Alexey Pajitnov's famous puzzler may have begun its life on computers in 1984, but it would find a whole new level of fame thanks to the fact that it was bundled with Nintendo's million-selling monochrome...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Tetris
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Unofficial Fortnite Event Underwhelms Crowds In UK City

    “The sort of thing you see at a school fete”

    T’is the season of failed festivals, although the latest on the list arguably isn’t quite on par with the high-profile Fyre fiasco. An unofficial event – billed as 'the Fortnite event of the year' by the organisers and promising rock climbing, go karts, laser tag, plus the requisite dose of the...

    • Random
    • Fortnite
  • News New Fan-Made Splatoon 2 Gear Coming In Japanese Mag CoroCoro

    Competition-winning 'Mecha' set to appear in April

    CoroCoro, the Japanese manga magazine, will be offering some exclusive in-game Splatoon 2 gear to readers via a special download code with an upcoming issue. The 'Mecha Gear' is the result of a competition to design some new accessories for the online shooter, and as you can see from the pics, it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Braveland Trilogy, A Turn-Based Tactical RPG Collection, Is Coming To Switch In March

    Plenty more for tactics fans

    There’s no shortage of turn-based tactics games on the eShop, but if you’ve exhausted the bulging catalogue of options already, you’re in luck – Ellada Games is bringing Tortuga Team’s Braveland Trilogy to Switch. It’ll include the three Braveland games previously released on PC and mobile in one package,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Kickers League For Switch Channels The Spirit Of Super Mario Strikers

    No referees, no rules, just goals!

    If you were a fan of the arcade sports action found in Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube, you might be wondering why Nintendo hasn't given us a sequel yet, given the popularity of football (or soccer) across the globe. Stepping into the void, Spanish developer Xaloc Studios will soon be bringing Super Kickers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Turned-Based Multiplayer Racer Fromto Is Coming To Switch This Year

    The drawing board comes to life

    Now this looks interesting. Half racing game, half demented physics puzzler, Fromto is a turn-based racer. Players construct the track in build rounds and then challenge each other with ever trickier designs and alterations. It appears that you all race the same track, so while it's all very adding ridiculous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News OlliOlli Developer Roll7 Ready To Consider More Skateboarding Games

    "You've got to be excited about these things"

    The OlliOlli games by Roll7 were somewhat of a tribute to classic skateboarding titles such as the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, which was once the leader of this insanely popular genre. Of course, OlliOlli is also one of the few skateboarding video games taking a 2D design approach to the genre,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

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