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  • News Retro-Style Shmup FullBlast Is Making A Comeback On Switch Next Month

    Previously released on Wii U eShop

    Being able to place the Switch in a vertical position is very handy considering how many shoot 'em up games continue to get released on the Nintendo eShop on a regular basis. According to a PR from Ratalaika Games, the next one due out sometime in September is FullBlast by UFO Crash Games. If the name...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shmup
  • News Chucklefish Reveals New Atmospheric Story-Driven Puzzle Platformer By Hidden Layer Games

    Something is lurking in the darkness

    Chucklefish has revealed it will be publishing the 2D puzzle platformer Inmost. The title has been developed by the two-person Lithuania-based developer Hidden Layer Games and is currently due out on the PC in 2019. When asked about a potential Switch version, Chucklefish said it would love to bring it to...

    • News
  • News Ghostlight Becomes Certified Switch Dev, Ready To Bring Fantastic Games To System

    Development is already underway

    As the success of the Switch continues, more developers and publishers are lining up to release games on the Nintendo platform. In its latest blog post, the UK-based company Ghostlight has revealed it's now officially a Switch developer - with its first JRPG port for the system currently underway.   Here's...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 18th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another weekend is well and truly upon us, so what better time to discuss our weekend gaming plans - and then actually go and play them, of course! This time around, we've got RPGs, whacky minigame collections, older classics, retro goodness, and more, but what about you? Read through the Nintendo Life team's...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Latest Update For Warframe Transforms Game Into An Arcade Fighter

    Prepare for battle!

    Although the Panic Button port of the online free-to-play game Warframe is yet to be released on the Switch, it's still worth keeping an eye on the recent updates the third-person shooter has been receiving in preparation for its inevitable arrival on Nintendo's hybrid platform.  Digital Extremes has gone the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sumo Digital's Snake Pass Is Receiving A Physical Makeover On Switch

    Let’s get physical

    Despite the widespread industry push for digital releases, there’s still plenty of demand for physical video games. Since the arrival of the Switch, a number of publishers have specialised in converting small-sized eShop games to physical releases. The London-based team at Super Rare Games are one of these publishers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Here's A Graphical Comparison Of Every Returning Stage In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Hello, lovely people!

    Last week, we found Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would feature 103 unique stages and over 300 in total including the Battlefield and Omega forms. That’s a crazy amount of stages for a big-name fighting game, and possibly an all-time record. With so many stages crammed into the latest iteration of Smash, it’s been difficult...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros.
    • Nintendo

Friday17th Aug 2018

  • Random Honda Commercial Shows Mario Bros. 3 Being Played With SNES Controllers In HD

    Dark magic at work?

    As technology continues to improve, so does the equipment inside our everyday automobiles. Video game devices in cars aren't exactly new, but we couldn't help but question what exactly was going on in one Facebook commercial posted by Honda Australia last month. The commercial plays out just like you'd expect from any car...

    • Random
    • SNES
    • Super Mario
  • News Grab Discounts On Classic Pokémon Titles With The Latest North American My Nintendo Rewards

    "Wonderful!"

    The North American My Nintendo Rewards site has updated with a new batch of discounts for games on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This time around, the focus is on Pokémon, Pokémon, and a little bit more Pokémon. The pocket monster theme has been established in celebration of the latest digital distribution taking place in Pokémon...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Pokemon
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • News Blizzard Would "Love" To Have Diablo In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    And Bowser in a Blizzard game

    In case you missed the bombshell yesterday - and the rumours flying around just before then - it has been confirmed that Diablo III Eternal Collection will be arriving on Switch later this year. Adding a powerful portable dimension to its dungeon crawling, RPG action, this gam

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Diablo
  • Random How Much Would It Cost To Buy A House In Breath Of The Wild In Real Life?

    A lot less than you'd think

    Buying your own humble abode inside a video game can be a very satisfying part of the experience, and in some cases, can actually be at the centre of the game's entire makeup. Adding customisation options to your new build only adds to the excitement, and we can only begin to imagine the vast amount of virtual homes that...

    • Random
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
  • News Diablo III Will Run At 60fps In Docked And Portable Mode On Nintendo Switch

    Rest assured

    Due to the hybrid design of the Switch, the frame rate and resolution is always a big talking point when a new game is released on the platform. With the upcoming release Diablo III Eternal Collection, Blizzard intends to offer the best experience possible. Speaking to Eurogamer this time, Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell said...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Blizzard
  • News A New Set Of Let's Go Pikachu And Eevee Videos Showcase Different Pokémon Battle Animations

    And even a double battle

    Earlier this month, we shared a set of videos from the Official Japanese Pokémon YouTube channel which showed how different types of Pokémon follow the trainer in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. Now, the channel has uploaded another set of videos showing off various monsters taking part in battles, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 11

    Switch eShop

    Review Next Up Hero

    Lives long enough to see itself become the villain

    No one likes kicking the bucket in a game. Whether you’re licking your wounds in a beat-’em-up or lamenting a mistimed jump in a platformer, death is the constant that keeps us coming back for more with respawns, ‘Game Over’ screens and more. But what if popping your proverbial clogs could...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Next Up Hero
  • Random Ever Wondered What's Inside A SNES Controller? Here's A Look

    Helpful instructions

    If you think back to the glory days of the Super Nintendo, you might recall how there were two versions of the system available. Even now, the unique controllers are still used to debate which one is the best.  A recent post on Reddit has brought attention to the fact SNES controllers include assembly instructions on the...

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    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
  • News Overwatch For Nintendo Switch Is Feasible, According to Blizzard Senior Producer

    The Switch needs heroes

    With the Diablo III Eternal Collection now officially confirmed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch this autumn, there’s been much buzz about certain other games Blizzard could eventually release on the platform. When asked by GameSpot

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard
  • News Treat Yourself To The Dead Cells Signature Edition With A Second Chance To Pre-Order

    Standard physical edition also available

    Physical editions of the critically acclaimed Dead Cells have launched today, bringing with them another chance to pre-order the super fancy Signature Edition bundle. If you're not up to speed on this recent roguelike/Metroidvania hit, Dead Cells is an addictive, difficult, and fun little title which we...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dead Cells
  • News Every Single Pokémon Starter Is Getting A Brand New Official Plush Toy

    Gotta buy all of these, too

    Continuing the recent trend of Pokémon plush mega releases, a new wave of toys featuring every starter Pokémon in the series is about to be released in Japan. Recently, we've seen every generation one Pokémon be included in a line of miniature plushes - although only the first 30 have released so far - and then some...

    • Pokemon
    • Toys
    • Japan
  • News Your Choices In Digimon Survive Can Lead To The Death Of In-Game Friends

    Choose wisely

    Some new details surrounding the upcoming Digimon Survive have been shared, giving us a look at two of the game's characters and some interesting information on story choices. The information is still only coming in drip feeds here and there, but we're slowly starting to form a clear picture of what to expect. The first character...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Digimon
  • News Blizzard's StarCraft Series Unlikely To Be Released On Nintendo Switch

    "Next level requirements"

    During the same chat with GameSpot about the Switch version of Diablo III, Blizzard senior producer Pete Stilwell shot down hopes of StarCraft 2 being ported across to the platform. The Nintendo 64 version of StarCraft was cited as the reason why Blizzard likely wouldn’t make an attempt to port the insanely popular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard
  • 10

    Switch eShop

    Review Polygod

    A prayer for the dying

    The term ‘old-school’ can often be a poisoned chalice when it comes to the pantheon of the FPS, but every now and then a title emerges from the crowd that captures the brutality and unrelenting action of the classic corridor shooter. It’s time to acquaint yourself with the righteous violence of Polygod. Make no mistake...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Polygod
  • News Brazilian Ratings Board Suggests THQ Nordic Is Bringing Three New Games To Switch

    So much pointing, so much clicking

    Some newly discovered game listings on a Brazilian ratings board suggest that publisher THQ Nordic is set to release three as-of-yet unannounced Switch games. The three titles in question are Deponia Doomsday, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, and The Raven Remastered, all of which have seen releases on other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Published Game Fitness Boxing Appears On Australian Classification Board

    Get ready for a workout

    During the month of July, Nintendo's latest financial results made reference to Imagineer's upcoming title, Fitness Boxing. Prior to this, the original announcement revealed the Switch game would follow on from the Shape Boxing series on the Wii, and would reportedly use the Joy-Con to simulate intensive boxing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Classification
    • Rating
    • Australia
  • Deals Grab This Free Question Block Lamp With Your Super Mario Party Pre-Order In The UK

    Range of lamp designs available, too!

    Super Mario Party is only a month and a half away from releasing on Switch, and if you want to get your pre-orders in early, you can even come away with a funky little bonus. The Nintendo Official UK Store is offering a Super Mario Party bundle which includes a free Question Block 3D Lamp. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Party
    • Deals
  • Video Check Out Surgeon Simulator CPR In All Its Gory With This Debut Switch Trailer

    Operations on the go

    Last month, we received confirmation that Surgeon Simulator CPR would be heading to Switch this autumn, and now we can finally get our first look at the game. Taking on the role of Nigel Burke - a would-be surgeon with a less-than-conventional toolkit - players are expected to perform a range of terrifying transplants in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News KillHouse Games Reveals Door Kickers: Action Squad Is Targeting Switch Release

    Kick doors with your friends

    It seems like every time a new game is announced, with it follows the inevitable question asking if it will come to the Nintendo Switch. This is exactly how the KillHouse Games' title Door Kickers: Action Squad has been confirmed for the system.  Replying to a fan question on its Facebook page, KillHouse Games...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Felix The Reaper Will Blend Life, Death And Romantic Comedy When It Hits Switch Next Year

    A match made in Heaven?

    Daedalic Entertainment has announced that it will be publishing Felix the Reaper, a musical, romantic comedy 3D puzzle adventure, on Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game comes from Danish indie developer Kong Orange, which describes the title as a “3D shadow manipulation puzzle adventure”. Players take on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday16th Aug 2018

  • News Diablo III Eternal Collection Officially Announced For Nintendo Switch

    "Definitive version"

    Following the recent rumours surrounding a Diablo III release on Switch, Blizzard Entertainment has now confirmed that Diablo III Eternal Collection is making its way to the console this autumn. This definitive version of the game will include all the features and content from every expansion and update, as well...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 16th August (North America)

    Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes, The Walking Dead and some fruity racing!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Gear.Club Unlimited 2 Revealed Exclusively For Nintendo Switch

    Get back behind the wheel

    Microïds has revealed that Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - a sequel to the racer which sped onto Switch towards the end of last year - is also destined for Nintendo's hybrid console. This new entry to the series will have you racing along on more than 1800 miles (almost 3000km) of roads on mountainsides, through nature...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Leak Signals Blizzard's Diablo 3 Will Unleash Hell On Switch This Year

    Mounting evidence

    Rumours of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch have been flying about for some time now. Earlier this year in February, Blizzard tweeted a Diablo-themed night light being 'switched' on and off. Blizzard at the time denied the game's existence and said it wasn't that clever. Now, according to a number of sites including The Verge...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Blizzard
  • Random Game Boy Title Terminator 2 Got Into A Pickle Over One Character's Small 'Bangs'

    "Her 'bangs' were too small"

    If you're a die-hard fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator films, or even just classic arcade shooters, you may well have picked up a copy of Terminator 2: Judgement Day on Game Boy. Also released on SNES, this was an official tie-in to the movie of the same name, but the developers faced a rather comical issue...

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    • Game Boy
    • Development
  • News My Nintendo Stores In Europe Are Now Offering Store Vouchers For Your Gold Coins

    More rewards added, too!

    Just last week, we reported on the news that a handful of European Nintendo online stores were being rebranded, all coming together under the 'My Nintendo' name. Some rather large changes have occurred as a result of this change, with one such addition being the introduction of store vouchers. There are three different...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
    • My Nintendo
  • Gallery A Closer Look At The Nintendo Snack Pack, The Portable Solution For Retro Gaming

    All the old favourites

    Earlier this month, we shared the progress of Marcel J. de Haan's 'Snack Pack' - a fan-made portable TV that had been fully customised to play a whole host of NES, SNES, and Sega titles. Since then, more images have been shared online, showing the final result in a little more detail; as you wonderful bunch seemed to fall...

    • Gallery
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
    • Sega
  • Nintendo Download 16th August (Europe)

    State of Mind, 2064: Read Only Memories and a Vegas Party!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and a comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch - New Releases: State of...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Super Street: The Game Will Let You Burn Rubber On Your Nintendo Switch

    Arriving later this year

    Prominent racing games are in limited supply right now on the Switch. Outside of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there aren’t many other options when it comes to burning rubber in docked or portable mode. V-Rally 4 is on the horizon, but with the Need for Speed franchise currently on hiatus, street racers have been thrown out onto...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mario, Metroid And Star Fox Feature In The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    And those Octopath Traveler case covers

    The latest batch of My Nintendo rewards has now gone live in Europe, with a collection of Wii U and 3DS games being offered at a discounted price alongside those lovely Octopath Traveler Switch case covers that were released in the US recently. Here's the full list of games that have been added to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • Video How Music Was Made On The SNES

    The hard work behind the scenes

    Video game soundtracks can make up a huge part of a player's overall gaming experience; hearing just a couple of notes from your favourite games as a child can instantly transport you back to that world, bringing back all those feelings you thought you'd forgotten. Once they've entered your head for the first time,...

    • Video
    • SNES
    • Music
  • 9

    Switch eShop

    Review Red's Kingdom

    A tough nut to crack

    Red’s Kingdom is one of those games that, despite being released on iOS devices originally, really does lend itself to the Switch’s slightly beefier portable setup. Almost everything about this puzzle adventure appears to have been designed for portable play, but the package is strong and well polished enough to make the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Reds Kingdom
  • 5

    Switch eShop

    Review Manual Samuel

    Blink and you’ll miss it

    Upon firing up Manual Samuel – a game which released on other platforms back in 2016 – you’re immediately informed by the cod-British narrator that Sam is a total brat. An ultra-privileged upbringing has created a man with zero empathy who lacks the most basic social graces. His douchebaggery leads to a concussion...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Manual Samuel
  • Random Perfect Dark Speedrunner Matches Air Force One World Record

    Less than a minute

    The speedrunning community is known for supporting classic games over a prolonged period of time. To this day, there are still many people worldwide actively playing older games in a competitive fashion on a daily basis. Twitch speedrunner, Kevin “KevinDDR” Birrell is one of them. Kotaku UK reports h

    • Random
    • Perfect Dark
    • Retro
    • Rare
    • N64
  • News Become A Ninja Master When The Messenger Arrives On Switch eShop Later This Month

    8-bit to 16-bit

    A listing on the Switch eShop has revealed The Messenger is estimated to arrive in North America on August 30th for $19.99. Devolver Digital and developer Sabotage originally showed the 2D game earlier this year at the Nindies Showcase.  The eShop release channels classic series such as Shinobi, while adding in plenty of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Play-Asia Teases New eastasiasoft Switch Game To Be Revealed In Seven Days

    With a wonderful tweet

    Play-Asia has teased an upcoming Nintendo Switch game through its eastasiasoft publishing arm, noting that we'll find out exactly what's in store in just seven days time. The announcement came in the form of a creative, and typically cute, tweet, as seen below. We've no idea what type of game we'll see from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 4

    Switch eShop

    Review Tetra's Escape

    Attack the block

    Ever wondered what would happen if gaming grandaddy Tetris decided it didn’t want to spend the rest of its days dropping blocky shapes down an endless chute? Where would it go next? Try its hand as a first-person shooter perhaps? No, too predictable. A fighting game cameo? No, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already reached full...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetras Escape
  • News Battle Royale Newcomer Crazy Justice Will Support "Splatoon-Style Motion Controls"

    More Battle Royale goodness

    Some fresh details have been shared for Crazy Justice, the latest Battle Royale title aiming to challenge Fortnite for supremacy on Switch, and they definitely sound most welcome. The news comes from an updated FAQ list on developer Black Riddle Studio's website, in which various little nuggets of information are shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Celebi Is Headed To Pokémon GO For All Players Next Week

    Voice of the forest

    Celebi, the mythical Pokémon which first appeared in Pokémon Gold and Silver, will be available for all players in Pokémon GO starting from next week. The legendary creature will become available through a new Special Research questline which will be kicking off on 20th August. Players will encounter tasks that will...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
  • News ESRB Rating Reveals Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Is Switch-Bound

    Update: Now officially confirmed

    Update: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Owltimate Edition has now been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. This 'Owltimate' Edtion contains the original Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams as well as all existing DLC, including Rise Of The Owlverlord, and will be playable at this year's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Mysterious Puzzler Flood Of Light Will Brighten Up Your Switch Next Week

    And there's a gorgeous trailer, too

    Indie publisher indienova has announced that its upcoming puzzle game Flood of Light will be available on Nintendo Switch on 23rd August. Flood of Light is a rather melancholic-looking puzzle game with an intriguing art style and original soundtrack. The trailer above should hopefully give you a sense of what to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Among The Sleep Developer Krillbite Reveals Mosaic, A New Game In The Works For Switch

    When life takes a very strange turn...

    Krillbite Studio, along with publisher Raw Fury, has revealed that a brand new game is currently in the works for Nintendo Switch. Named Mosaic, the title will arrive in "summer 2019". Mosaic is a mysterious narrative game in which you follow the repetitive and lonely life of an average commuter. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Old School Musical Brings 8-Bit Era Rhythm Game Action To Switch Next Month

    With an absolutely bonkers trailer

    Game publisher Playdius and indie developer La Moutarde have announced today that their upcoming rhythm game Old School Musical will release digitally for Nintendo Switch in September. The game follows the adventures of Tib and Rob, two video game characters trained by their mother to be top class...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature A Day In The Life Of Manual Samuel With Dev Perfectly Paranormal

    Dicing with Death, one step at a time

    With an interesting combination of slapstick humour and dark themes, hilariously bonkers animated adventure Manual Samuel releases on Nintendo Switch today, 16th August.  By performing everyday mundane tasks such as getting dressed and going to work, as well as basic human functions, Manual Samuel...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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