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  • News Assault Android Cactus Finally Blasts Onto Nintendo's eShop This March

    And it's enhanced

    The frenetic sci-fi bullet shooter Assault Android Cactus was first announced for Wii U eShop in 2016, but never actually saw the light of day. Earlier last year, the game's Australian-based developer Witch Beam said a Switch release was a possibility and now we've finally got a release date. Assault Android Cactus+ will...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Joker's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Seemingly Datamined

    Potential spoilers ahead

    Last December, there was a reported "leak" for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Japanese textboard 5channel, supposedly revealing who the next DLC fighter. This rumour gained traction when a separate part of this leak, by the exact same leaker, was officially confirmed. The same source also revealed more information about...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Or Scalebound Making A Comeback

    "Very unlikely" to return

    Earlier this week, we reported a rumour about Nintendo's plans to revive a "dead and buried" game. This rumour stems from a comment made by Game Informer's Senior Editor Imran Khan on last week's Kinda Funny Games show. According to the source, Nintendo has intentions of reviving a certain project, even though it was...

    • Video
    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • PlatinumGames
  • Japanese Charts Jump Force Kicks New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Out Of The Top Spot

    Switch sales maintain momentum

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th February, revealing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been pushed down to third place. It's been replaced by Bandai Namco's new fighting game Jump Force in first and the PlayStation 4 version of the new Atlus release, Catherine: Full Body. Despite this, Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News Untitled Goose Game Will Not Be Arriving Until Later On In 2019

    "We'll get this goose to you as soon as we can"

    At the Nintendo Switch Nindies Summer Showcase last year, there was one game about a goose that captured everyone's hearts. Developed by the Melbourne-based Australian developer House House, Untitled Goose Game was originally due to arrive early on in 2019. Unfortunately, in the latest update, this...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayWed, 20th Feb 2019

  • Rumour Pokémon News Coming Soon According To Leaker

    Someone who predicted most of the last Direct

    It's not even a week since the February Nintendo Direct dropped and finally kickstarted 2019 for Nintendo fans. Of course, the world of video games is fast-moving, and we all knew it wouldn't be long before the rumour mill began creaking and moving again. Our friends over at NintendoSoup have noticed...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
  • News Chrono Trigger Director Takashi Tokita Is Producing Switch JRPG Oninaki

    And he's heading up quite a dream team

    Oninaki was one of the new titles announced during last week's Nintendo Direct, and has been the beneficiary of some significant coverage in this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. Published by Square Enix and developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, Oninaki is being described as an "intensely shocking title"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Oninaki
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Zelda: Link's Awakening, An Irreverent And Often Very Silly Classic

    "It was like we were making a parody of Zelda"

    The Switch is getting its second Zelda game, but it perhaps wasn't one that people were expecting. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the franchise's first serious foray into the handheld arena (if you don't include the 1989 Game & Watch release, that is) and remains a beloved entry in the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music

    Uncle Sam's a Yoshi fan

    Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in the upcoming Yoshi's Crafted World. It seems somebody working for the US government is also a fan; as noted on Twitter by The Fore

    • Yoshi
    • Nintendo DS
    • US
  • News Hard West, A Gunspinning XCOM-Alike Is Coming To Switch Very Soon

    Howdy, stranger

    There's no shortage of cowboy simulators for fans of the Old West, but Forever Entertainment's upcoming Switch version of Hard West will let players enjoy barroom brawls with a shot of turn-based XCOM-style strategy. From the screens and the trailer, it bears a passing resemblance to Wasteland 2, a game which strugg

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Japanese Sales Prove Plumber Port Profitability

    Blimmin' game takes up half the headline!

    While the number of Wii U ports Nintendo has bought to Switch might be a bone of contention for some fans - especially the ones that stuck with the company through those lean years and already bought these games once before - it's easy to see why they make sense. Not only do these gems find a new audience...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Super Mario Bros.
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
    • North America
  • News Early NPD Figures Suggest Nintendo Outperformed The Competition In January

    Switch shows year-on-year growth as the other consoles decline

    According to NPD figures seen by @DirectFeedGames, early numbers from the US indicate that Switch comfortably outsold the competition in January with 284,000 sales against 195,000 for PlayStation 4. These figures are unconfirmed at this stage, but that's a sizeable lead for Nintendo,...

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    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random Hideki Kamiya Would Like To See Bayonetta In Mortal Kombat 11

    Just imagine...

    Just after the Mortal Kombat 11 community had come to accept the fact Shaggy from the Scooby Doo series wouldn't be added to the upcoming release, Bayonetta Director Hideki Kamiya has decided to send fan speculation into overdrive once again. All it took wa

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    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder SMITE Is Now Free-To-Play On Switch

    Get your MOBA on for the best possible price

    Following its closed-beta at launch, SMITE is now free-to-play on Switch and includes crossplay with PS4 and Xbox One players. Not only that, but players on other consoles can also pick up their game on Switch, with all progress and gear being shared across platforms. The MOBA was always free-to-play...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SMITE
  • 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
  • News Cheeky Brawler Skullgirls 2nd Encore Lands On Switch This Spring

    Limited Edition boxed version up for grabs

    Previously released across a whole bunch of platforms stretching all the way back to 2012, we knew that 2D beat-em-up Skullgirls 2nd Encore was coming to Switch after the game was announced at Anime Expo 2018 without a release window, but Skybound Games has now narrowed it down to spring this year. Not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Valley, An Acrobatic First-Person Adventure, Arrives On Switch In March

    Fear no evil

    First released back in August 2016, this game comes from Blue Isle Studios, the team resonsible for Slender: The Arrival, a first-person horror experience that came to the ol' Wii U. However, Valley takes a step back from horror into a more fantastical world where you have the power to manipulate nature and perform some impressive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Book Delves Into The History Of Star Fox And F-Zero

    Otherwise known as "the franchises fans really want"

    Star Fox and F-Zero. Hearing those two names – assuming you're of a certain age – will probably force you to come out in fits of nostalgia, your mind flooded by memories of the good old days when the SNES and N64 were the hottest tickets in town. Today, neither franchise really seems to be at...

    • Star Fox
    • F-Zero
    • Books
  • News Julian Eggebrecht, Ex-Head Of Factor 5, Joined Epic Games Last Month

    What if...?

    Warning: the following news may have you pining for 'the good old days' and thinking back wistfully to when EA wasn't fouling up good Star Wars games with lootbox nonsense. Erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson has noted on Twitter a recent movement of a prominent industry figure under the considerable umbrella of Epic...

    • Industry
    • Epic Games
    • Factor 5
  • News Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Seeking Production Assistant

    What's next?

    Remember in July last year when it was reported AlphaDream was recruiting for game development on Switch, smartphone devices and also PlayStation 4? Well, the Japan-based company is now seeking a Production Assistant to help progress game software development, according to a listing on its official website. AlphaDream is best known for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
  • News Red Hook Studios Announces Sequel To Darkest Dungeon

    No platforms or release date announced

    Early last year, the Switch eShop received the brutal role-playing game Darkest Dungeon and this followed up with a physical release a few months later. Red Hook Studios, the developer behind the title, has now announced a sequel to the multi-platform game first launched in 2016. A release date for Darkest...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Nindie Round Up Inops, The Raven Remastered, Utopia 9, Heroes Trials and Debris Infinity

    More indie hits than you can shake a joy con at

    This week, we have some solid entries from the Indie scene, bringing you five more lovely titles to potentially add to your library. Atmospheric puzzler Inops delivers some quirky brain teasers via platforming, The Raven Remastered offers a Switch port of a mystery solving classic, Utopia 9 – a...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • News Nintendo Switch Online To Launch In Hong Kong And South Korea

    Coming this Spring

    If Switch owners in the west thought they had to wait a long time for Nintendo's belated Online service to arrive, spare a thought for their counterparts in the east. The service, which launched back in September last year, will finally arrive in South Korea and Hong Kong this spring. Interestingly, @chinesenintendo, the Twitter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Asia
  • News VR Game Elevator...to the Moon! Is Coming Soon To Switch

    Going up in the world with this Turbo Champion's Edition

    Previously released on VR platforms, Elevator...to the Moon! Turbo Champion's Edition is a sci-fi comedy set in an elevator that - true to its title - goes to the moon, and it arrives this March on Switch courtesy of Roccat Game Studio and Arcade Distillery. This elevator belongs to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 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 Go Back To The Future In Fortnite With This Limited Time Driftboard

    It's like 1080° or SSX with guns

    After coming under fire for allegedly stealing dances from famous people and taking ideas from other battle royale shooters, Fortnite appears to be coming up with more and more inventive ideas on a regular basis. This includes recently hosting its very own in-game Marshmello concert, with more than 10 million...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite

Tuesday19th Feb 2019

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • Review BlazBlue Centralfiction Special Edition - Well Worth The Wait For Fighting Game Fans

    Don't be Blue

    In the world of virtual fisticuffs there are 2D fighting games and then there are 2D fighting games, those series and franchises that are often the richest in mechanics and delicately-balanced subsystems, filled with equally convoluted plots and backstories. On the flip-side, that usually means said games are super-niche in their...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue Centralfiction
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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...

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    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
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  • 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 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 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
  • 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

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