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  • News Bad Dream: Coma Brings Dark Adventure To Switch Tomorrow, And Every Decision You Make Is Vital

    "One wrong move and you're doomed"

    Tomorrow, Forever Entertainment is bringing indie developer Desert Fox's point-and-click adventure Bad Dream: Coma to Nintendo Switch, and it all looks pretty creepy. The game has been designed in such a way that, while all of your in-game decisions are essential, none of them are obvious. As you progress through...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018 In The US

    We all know number one

    Fascinating sales data has been flooding in over the last few hours, giving us a detailed insight into how Nintendo performed in the US last year. We already know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the fifth best-selling game of the year across all platforms, and that Switch was

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
    • US
  • News Obtain Multiple-Character Spirits In The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event

    Gotta beat 'em all

    The weekly Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit board events don't appear to be stopping any time soon. Starting on 25th January, the next three-day spirit board event "The More The Merrier" will highlight multiple-character spirits. Below is the announcement tweet from the Nintendo Australia and New Zealand Twitter account along...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was The Fifth Best-Selling Game Last Year In The US

    Five other Nintendo exclusives featured

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominated in the month of December last year and has also placed fifth in the top 20 US software sales of 2018. According to The NPD Group, it was a record year for the video game market in general within the US - with the industry generating $43.4 billion in revenue. This is an 18...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • North America
    • US
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Dominates The US Game Charts In The Month Of December

    Unstoppable

    The main reason the Nintendo Switch was able to outsell rival platforms within the US in December last year is linked to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which placed in the top spot on the charts. According to The NPD Group, Nintendo had six other titles in the top twenty best-selling games list to help increase Switch sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • US
  • News Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling System In December And Throughout 2018 In The US

    Sales success

    The success of the Switch surged to new heights in 2018. Throughout the year we heard about the ongoing sales of Nintendo's hybrid system and how a number of first-party titles broke records and sold out at launch. According to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group, the Switch was officially the best-selling games platform in...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • US
  • News Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Are Both Included On The One Game Card In Southeast Asia

    No download codes required

    Last weekend, listings on the Square Enix website and Amazon revealed Europe would be receiving physical releases for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - just like

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Bandai Namco
    • Square Enix
  • News Nintendo Power Podcast Wants To Know The Switch Games You're Most Looking Forward To In 2019

    Tell 'em

    As the first month of the year slowly draws to a close, company operations after the busy holiday period are beginning to return to normal. For example, Nintendo has officially announced it will be airing an indie-focused presentation tomorrow on its UK YouTube channel. Looking further ahead, Nintendo of America's Twitter account has...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayTue, 22nd Jan 2019

  • News God Of War's Art Director Is Still Drawing Realistic Smash Bros. Characters, And They're Amazing

    Oh BOY

    Earlier this month, we shared a selection of art pieces from God of War Art Director, Raf Grassetti, all of which were coming together to make a realistic-looking set of designs for characters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Whatever your thoughts on the designs, it's undeniable that an awful lot of talent has gone into each piece's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • God of War
    • Art
  • Deals Snag Yoshi's Crafted World For Under £40 And Get This Cute Little Egg Cartridge Case

    Adorable

    If you love Yoshi as much as we do (we'll ignore his tax evasion for today), then you'll no doubt be thinking about picking up a copy of Yoshi's Crafted World. A sequel to the excellent Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, this game is launching for Nintendo Switch on 29th March - and we can't wait. With that release date rapidly approaching,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Soulja Boy Says His Next Console Will Feature Fortnite, Epic Games Says "No"

    What an absolute mess

    Amazingly, despite all of the recent shenanigans and probable legal action, rapper Soulja Boy is back yet again, this time claiming that he's working on another new console which will even be able to play Fortnite. If you're not caught up on your Soulja Boy video game console manufacturing news (who thought we'd ever be saying...

    • Soulja Boy
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Hosting New Indie Highlights Video Presentation Tomorrow

    Finally

    Nintendo has officially announced that a new indie-focused presentation is on the way, and it's airing tomorrow. The announcement comes via Nintendo's European social media accounts (as seen below) telling us that the video will showcase "some of the indie games" arriving on Switch in 2019. The video will be posted on the Nintendo UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nindies
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Term Used To Describe Octopath Traveler's Unique Art Style

    What could it mean?

    Square Enix has filed a few trademarks in Europe. The first is "HD-2D" and the second is "HD2D". The term "HD-2D" is used by the developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in its 2018 Switch release, Octopath Traveler. As Siliconera notes, the recent trademarks of these terms does not necessarily mean a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • Review Fight Of Gods - A Comically Bad Crossover That Nobody Asked For

    Blaspheme-'em-up

    When it comes to selling a new fighting game series, it really helps to have that special something to help it stand out. When your game title doesn’t include the words ‘Street Fighter’, ‘BlazBlue’, ‘Tekken’ or ‘Mortal Kombat’, the success of your violent creation can often rest on that unique USP. Unfortunately,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Fight of Gods
  • News Nintendo Seeking Experienced Manager To Help Grow Switch Online Service

    Apply today

    Nintendo of America has posted a job listing on its careers page seeking an "experienced manager" who can help grow and develop Nintendo's online subscription service on the Switch. The position is based in Redmond, Washington at the company's American headquarters. Below is a description of the role as well as the required duties:...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • US
  • Video Anyone Can Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With These Replica Wax Seal Invitations

    Everyone is invited!

    If you feel as if there's still room to improve the current roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then perhaps you should send out a few of your own invites. Youtube channel GandaKris - previously known for creating a custom Bowsette amiibo - has now uploaded a new DI

    • Video
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Stardew Valley Performance Update Addresses Frame Rate Issues On Bigger Farms

    Smoother operations

    If you're still tending to your farm on a daily basis in Stardew Valley, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has just released a new performance patch for the game. As you've probably already worked out, it's a patch that improves the game's overall performance. Over on Twitter, Barone said how this update would address the frame rate...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bandai Namco's SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Confirmed For Switch

    Revealed in a lengthy trailer

    Bandai Namco has announced that its recently revealed title SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be headed to Nintendo Switch this year. The game was seemingly revealed slightly ahead of time earlier this week via a teaser trailer, although no specific platforms had been mentioned at that time. Now, though, those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Tournaments For Smash Bros. Ultimate And Splatoon 2

    Across Europe and North America

    Nintendo has today unveiled a number of competitive tournaments scheduled to take place this year with both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 being featured. North America First up, in North America, both games will see a series of online qualifying events take place from February. These qualifiers are for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon
  • News The Lovely Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Art Book Has Been Delayed Due To Unexpected Demand

    Luckily, you won't have long to wait

    Just last week, Nintendo and Kadokawa shared the news that a gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book was set to arrive in Japan. It has now been confirmed that the book's release has been delayed slightly after the product received an unexpectedly high number of pre-orders. The news comes via this tweet below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Art
    • Merchandise
  • News Langrisser I & II Demo Will Be Released On The Japanese eShop Early Next Month

    Still no sign of a western release

    Last August, the Japanese publication Famitsu revealed the first two entries in the tactical role-playing series Langrisser would be receiving remakes on the Nintendo Switch. The two in one deal was due to arrive in Japan on 7th February but has since been delayed until 18th April. In place of the launch is now a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Gallery Super Robot Wars T Gets Yet Another Batch Of Gorgeous Screenshots

    Don't mind if we do

    Back in November, a small avalanche of screenshots was released for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. Amazingly, today brings even more, and the Nintendo Life office is so overwhelmed by the sheer number of JPEGs flying around that we have no choice but to pass them on to you lovely lot. That okay with you? In case you've missed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Gets New Trailer And Physical Pre-Order Bonuses

    Ahead of its February release

    PQube and Arc System Works have today released a brand new trailer for BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition. Pre-order bonuses have also been revealed for the physical edition of the game. If you're not up to date on this one, BlazBlue: Central Fiction allows players to experience the final chapter of the BlazBlue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hori Is Releasing A Splatoon 2-Themed Tabletop Playstand For Your Switch

    And you can charge while playing

    If you like playing your Switch in tabletop mode, and especially if you like playing Splatoon 2 in tabletop mode, then this upcoming accessory may well be for you. This officially-licensed release is arriving in Japan on 31st March, complete with an adjustable tilt angle to suit your needs (so much better than the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Accessories
  • News Fishing Universe Simulator Casts A Line On Switch This Week

    Bait on Switch

    If you're a fan of your fishing sims, you're most certainly in luck, as Forever Entertainment is launching Fishing Universe Simulator on Switch in just two days' time. The game aims to be one of the most "comprehensive" fishing sims on the market, with a variety of fishing techniques and locations on offer. The publisher notes that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cross-Play Might Be Added To Mortal Kombat 11, But There Are No Immediate Plans

    Uniting the players, eventually

    As video games evolve, cross-play is becoming a more prominent feature by the day. On the fighting front, there haven't really been many attempts to implement this option as most titles associated with this genre have enough online struggles as it is. Still, it would be great to see it more often, considering how the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Video Hisashi Nogami And Shinya Takahashi Discuss The Making Of Splatoon

    Game being shown at London exhibition

    Back in September last year, we shared the news that Splatoon 2 was set to be featured in a new exhibition in London, UK. Four months in, the exhibition is nearing its end, but Nintendo UK has invited a very special pair of guests to check it out and talk all things Splatoon. Yes, the game's producer, Hisashi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Video

Monday21st Jan 2019

  • News Smash Ultimate Nearly Featured Decidueye Rather Than Incineroar, Lack Of ARMS Fighters Explained

    Sakurai reveals all

    We've had well over a month of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fun at this point, and Pokémon's fiery wrestling machine Incineroar has already become a cherished part of the family. Things could have been very different, however, as game director Masahiro Sakurai reveals that the fire-type beast almost didn't make the cut. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Pokemon
  • Feature How Super Smash Bros. Became The Ultimate Fighter

    The path of a champion

    What do you do if you’ve been fighting with the same people for 20 years? If you’re Nintendo, you hand out some weapons, get an announcer, and invite your friends over to watch. The Super Smash Bros. series, Nintendo’s perennial Saturday-morning-cartoon take on how fighting video games can work, turns a whopping 20...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Shiver Entertainment Is Developing The Switch Version Of Mortal Kombat 11

    Previous work includes Scribblenauts: Showdown

    As NetherRealm continues to share more information about Mortal Kombat 11, new details about the Switch version have been revealed. It's been discovered the Miami-based developer Shiver Entertainment will be responsible for the Nintendo release and is also assisting with the PC version. The company's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Feature Say Hello To Vixen 357, A Lost Mega Drive Classic That's Hitting The West This Year

    Fire Emblem with mechs?

    Masaya is a studio that is closely associated with the strategy RPG series Langrisser, a franchise which went head-to-head with Nintendo's Fire Emblem in the '90s. However, the company – via Career Soft, one of its internal teams – had been dabbling in this genre for some time before that, releasing Elthlead (PC-8801,...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Super Fighter Team
  • News Travis Strikes Again Version 1.0.1 Update Brings New Game+ Mode And Bonus T-Shirts

    And bug fixes, of course

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has only been available on Switch since last Friday, but the game has already received its first update bringing a new mode and extra collectables for players to enjoy. The update, which brings the game to version 1.0.1, features a New Game+ Mode to provide players with another reason to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Review Pikuniku - A Small But Perfectly Formed Puzzle-Platformer That Literally Everyone Can Enjoy

    Reasons to be cheerful

    Dystopias – why do we love them so? We get more than our fair share of them in video games, but when the audience feels like they’re living in Blade Runner already, how do developers keep things feeling fresh? If you’re Sectordub, you ditch the grimy neon and rain for a primary-coloured 2D world and make your robots cute...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pikuniku
  • News Award-Winning First-Person Horror Among The Sleep Is Creeping Onto Nintendo Switch

    Sweet dreams

    Krillbite Studio has revealed that its award-winning horror Among the Sleep: Enhanced Edition will soon be scaring you silly on Nintendo Switch. If you're unfamiliar with this one, Among the Sleep originally launched on PC back in 2014, with PS4 and Xbox One releases arriving shortly after. In the game, players assume the role of an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Lightseekers - Switch's First Great Competitive Card Game Is Here

    Deck the halls

    Dial back the clock a couple of years and Lightseekers was a very different prospect. British developer PlayFusion successfully took to Kickstarter with an idea that was both ahead of the curve and a little late to the party. A mobile RPG with toys-to-life figures that served as both talking playthings and controllers – including...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Lightseekers
  • News Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid Is Being “Made From The Ground Up” For Consoles

    Don't call it a mobile port

    Last week, on the same day as the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid was announced. While many onlookers at the time thought this was a bold move by nWay - the developer and publisher als

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • UK Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Fights Off Ace Combat 7 To Stay At Number One

    For a second consecutive week

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 19th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has managed to keep hold of its position at the very top of the charts. Mario's latest platforming adventure saw a 43% drop in sales this week (its second week on the market) but that wasn't enough of a drop to lose...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Get Discounts On Kirby, Sushi Striker And More With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    Excitebike 64, anyone?

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab some 3DS and Wii U games at discounted prices. There are eight games up for grabs this time around, including a couple of Kirby titles, a tasty slice of Professor Layton goodness, and even a relatively early...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Constructor Plus Is Building Towards A February Release On Switch With Lots Of New Content

    More buildings, more worlds

    UK-based publisher System 3 has revealed that the planning permissions for Constructor Plus have been firmly secured, with a release date now scheduled for 15th February. Bringing all the comedy and sarcasm of the original along for the ride (as well as its real-time strategy construction sim gameplay, of course),...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News These N64 Spine Labels Are The Perfect Way To Organise Your Game Collection

    Nintendo Sixty-phwoar

    The Nintendo 64's wonderful library of games is pleasingly easy to store at home, with each cartridge fitting snuggly alongside one another and comfortably lining whatever box or shelf you decide to place them on. Of course, thanks to the fact that only their fronts have any artwork, it's frustratingly impossible to know which...

    • N64
    • Nintendo 64
    • Accessories
  • News Masahiro Sakurai Thanks Fans For Playing The Super Smash Bros. Series Over The Past 20 Years

    No, thank you

    The Super Smash Bros. series started out life in 1999 as a humble party game on the Nintendo 64 for up to four players. Since then, Masahiro Sakurai and his team have improved each entry by adding more characters, levels and features. Most recently, we saw the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch. Unsurprisingly, it was...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
  • News An Angry Video Game Nerd 1 And 2 Deluxe Bundle Is On The Way, Switch Release Looks Likely

    "He's gonna take you back to the past"

    Both Angry Video Game Nerd platforming titles are being re-released on consoles as The Angry Video Game Nerd: I & II Deluxe, it has been confirmed. Centred around the online, mature-themed comedy series of the same name, both titles are 2D platformers where, as the Nerd, you're tasked with blasting your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video New Teaser Clip Released For Detective Pikachu

    Partner up

    The live-action and CGI movie Detective Pikachu is out in cinemas on 10th May. While we've already got a good look at the movie in the first official trailer, a recut commercial is now out in the wild. The official Detective Pikachu account shared this new clip via Twitter, take a look below: As you might have noticed, there's a scene...

    • Video
    • Pokémon
    • Movie
  • News Nintendo Shares Special Artwork To Celebrate First Anniversary Of Kirby Battle Royale

    Party time

    Think of a battle royale game and the last title you will probably consider is Kirby Battle Royale for Nintendo 3DS. Even so, the title is now one year old. In celebration of this epic milestone, Nintendo of America has shared special artwork for the game, over on its Twitter account: If you haven't played Kirby Battle Royale, here's a...

    • Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • Kirby
  • News Get Ready For Some Brutal Retro-Inspired Platforming In Necrosphere Deluxe On Switch

    Good luck

    Publishing label UNTIES and indie developer Cat Nigiri have announced that Necrosphere Deluxe will soon be bringing platforming joy and inescapable anger to Nintendo Switch in equal measure. The game is described as a "retro adventure-platformer" in which players must jump and float their way across lanes of fire and over deadly spikes,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News First 4 Figures Meta Ridley Statue Pre-Orders Now Open, Exclusive And Standard Editions Available

    With glowing LED eyes

    Recently, we shared the news that a brand new Meta Ridley statue was on the way from First 4 Figures. Now, that very statue is available to pre-order, and you can choose between Standard and Exclusive variants to suit your specific desires (although, both options are mightily expensive as you might expect). Estimated to...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
    • Metroid Prime
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Knights Of Pen And Paper 1 And 2 Are Your Next Physical Indies From Super Rare Games

    In a lovely double pack

    Physical indie publisher Super Rare Games has revealed that its next release is actually a double pack featuring both Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Deluxier Edition and Knights of Pen & Paper 2 Deluxiest Edition. The two games see players setting out on an adventure in a turn-based RPG full of retro inspiration. There are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nindies
    • Super Rare Games
  • News 2D Puzzle-Based Side-Scrolling Awaits In Inops, Coming To Switch This Weekend

    Solve puzzles, escape traps, dodge enemies

    ZRZStudio's latest project Inops is just days away from a release on Nintendo Switch, bringing 2D side-scrolling puzzles to a console near you this weekend. The game sees players escaping from traps, solving puzzles, and dodging a variety of enemies using the Inops' special ability. This ability enables...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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