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  • Feature Keeping The Game Boy Retail Dream Alive, 30 Years After Launch

    "It’s a borderline addiction"

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. The Game Boy may be 30 years old this week, but that doesn’t mean the system is dead and gone from a retail perspective; over the past few years...

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  • Feature The 50 Best Game Boy Games - Zelda, Pokémon, Metroid, Mario And More

    As voted for by you

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 today, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Friday 21st April 1989 – the day that the Game Boy launched in Japan. Thirty years ago today the video gaming landscape would be forever changed as Nintendo opened up...

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    • Best Games
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Top 50

Saturday20th Apr 2019

  • News Humble Store Expands Digital Switch Selection With More Third-Party Offerings

    Capcom, Sega and more

    At the beginning of 2019, the Humble Store started to offer digital codes for select Switch and 3DS titles. In March, it followed this up by adding a bunch of third-party Switch titles from publishers such as 2K and Curve Digital. The publishing side of Humble also said it would be adding mor

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Humble Store
    • North America
  • News EA Has No Plans To Release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order On The Switch

    A galaxy far, far away

    Last week, EA and Respawn Entertainment revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this November. The game stars a character named Cal Kestis who is a survivor of Order 66 and is forced to conceal his Jedi powers to stay alive. Not long after the game was revealed, EA community manager...

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    • Star Wars
    • EA
    • Respawn Entertainment
  • Guide Celebrate Game Boy's 30th Anniversary With This Lovely Merchandise

    Dress to impress

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. As the humble Game Boy's 30th anniversary approaches, Nintendo's classic handheld has never been cooler. If you want to make a statement about your love for all things...

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    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Game Boy 30th
  • Random Reggie's Most Touching Retirement Gift Was A Custom-Made Satoru Iwata amiibo

    Heartwarming stuff

    Throughout the week, the now former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has been sharing all of the lovely retirement gifts he's received so far. In his latest tweet, he posted a photo of his "most touching" present of all, given to him by David Young, assistant manager of PR at Nintendo of America. It's a Satoru...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Well, what another busy week we've had. Joker finally arrived in Smash Bros. Ultimate, Capcom announced a new plug-and-play arcade stick, and Reggie has been stealing all of the headlines with his retirement, but now it's time to sit back, relax, and talk about which games we'll b

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  • Review Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission - A Shallow But Satisfying Arcade-Style Card Battler

    Card-carrying heroes

    By now there have been so many Dragon Ball games that they’ve practically ticked off every genre there is. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to know that this isn’t the first time Goku and co. have taken their war of fisticuffs to the world of card-based battles. The franchise has one of the most successful TCG...

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    • Super Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Random Here's The Evolution Of The Yoshi Series Over Nearly 30 Years

    To celebrate his newest game

    The recent release of Yoshi's Crafted World on the Switch has encouraged Nintendo of America to take a trip down memory lane. To celebrate nearly 30 years of Mario's green-coloured companion, a lovely timeline graphic has been uploaded to Twitter, showing off the character's entire history. Nintendo also threw in a fun...

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  • Feature Our Favourite Memories Of The Original Game Boy

    Nostalgia for Nintendo’s most humble of handhelds

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. As the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy’s Japanese debut approached, we here at Nintendo Life Towers were thinking a lot about the...

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  • News Limited Run Games Teases Lumines Remastered Physical Release

    More details next week

    Last June, the rhythm-based puzzle game Lumines Remastered was released on the Switch eShop. We said it was a premier puzzle experience and awarded it nine out of ten stars. The Switch version ended up becoming the best-selling version of the game, too. If you've had this one on your wishlist for a while now, you might want...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Limited Run Games

Friday19th Apr 2019

  • News Nintendo Removes Inappropriate Custom Stages From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Well, most of them...

    One of the best features in Version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Stage Builder mode. It allows users to create and then share their own custom stages online. Of course, shortly after the update went live yesterday, a small minority of players began uploading a variety of lewd levels. Nintendo has now reportedly...

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    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News WayForward And Arc System Works Announce River City Girls

    Joining forces to work on a classic IP

    Earlier this month, a game rating was spotted for a new title called River City Girls. It has now been officially confirmed the independent game development studio WayForward (responsible for Shantae) and Arc System Works (known for game series like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear) will be collaborating on this brand...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • River City
  • News Fans Are Already Remaking Our Favourite Smash Bros. Minigame In Ultimate, 'Smashketball'

    Fancy joining in?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Builder mode has already thrown up some pretty interesting results; we've already seen players misuse the service entirely, but now it's the turn of the nicer, fun-loving side of the creative community to take their turn in the spotlight. A fan-made minigame popularised through previous editions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Random Switch Box Art Download Warning Receives A Makeover

    That's much better

    The digital age has had a huge impact on all forms of entertainment. Although physical video games are still around, you're often required to download or at least install the rest of the game when you get home. Some publishers even release games in-store but don't actually include a game card or disc inside the plastic case. As a...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random This Monster Catching RPG For PC Looks Exactly Like Pokémon

    Move aside Game Freak

    The publisher Dangen Entertainment is teaming up with developer Picorinne Soft to release Disc Creatures on the PC. The name might not remind you of anything in particular, but every other aspect of this game appears to be inspired by Game Freak's earlier Pokémon titles on the Game Boy, right down to its looks. The official...

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    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
  • News Remake Of Stylish Cel-Shaded Shooter XIII Coming To Switch This November

    Nobody was expecting this

    In 2003, Ubisoft released the cel-shaded first-person shooter XIII (pronounced thirteen) on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Now, a remake of this unique-looking game is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year on 13th November. For those who haven't played it before, it's loosely...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature How R-Type Was De-Made For The Game Boy, Before Demakes Were A Thing

    "It was thought it would be impossible to convert it to the Game Boy"

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. The concept of 'de-making' a game is one that most modern players will be familiar with; you take a recent title,...

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    • Retro
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    • Game Boy
    • Game Boy 30th
  • Review Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Champions - Who Needs Hearthstone?

    Cards against inhumanity

    While Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering – arguably two of the biggest names in digital CCGs (collectable card games) – continue to pass Nintendo Switch by, the genre's growth in the mobile market has seen plenty of other alternatives see the potential of making the jump to Ninty's hybrid hardware. British studio...

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    • Warhammer
  • News Nintendo Shares Soar After Word Spreads Tencent Will Distribute The Switch In China

    Expanding its market reach

    Yesterday, a report from The Wall Street Journal revealed Nintendo had submitted an official request to the Chinese government to sell the Switch within the country. Part of this request was a partnership with Tencent Holdings - one of China's biggest tech and gaming companies. In the latest update, Tencent has now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
  • News Sega Ages Virtua Racing Speeds Onto The Japanese eShop Next Week

    No release date yet for regions outside of Japan

    About the only problem with Sega's retro line of games on the Switch eShop is how it seems to take ages to localise each one. At the start of the year, Yosuke Okunari - one of the talents behind the revival of these classic games - said the team was aiming to roll out at least one title per month...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sega Ages
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bureaucratic Blunder Means Russian Smash Bros. Team Misses Euro Tournament

    Visas weren’t issued in time due to public holidays

    There will be a one team less at the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup — and it’s just because of a paperwork. Nintendo of Europe has announced that, due to “visa issues”, Ye Old Guard team from Russia will stay at home during the Amsterdam finals on June...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Russia
  • Reminder Overcooked 2's Campfire Cook Off DLC Is Now Available

    Wilder than ever before

    The Campfire Cook Off DLC for Overcooked 2 is now available on the Nintendo Switch for £4.49 / €4.99 / $5.99. Alternatively, you can pick up a season pass for £14.99 / €18.99 / $18.99, which will give you access to all of the extra content released in 2019. If you missed the original announcement, the latest DLC sends...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's UK & Ireland Championship Finals Take Place This Weekend

    Watch the whole thing live

    If you're a fan of the Super Smash Bros. competitive scene, or if you're interested in seeing what it's all about, you may well want to clear some space in your schedule this weekend to watch the UK & Ireland Smash Ultimate finals. After months of practice and heated competition, the UK & Ireland representatives...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • UK

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