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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '94

    Retro royalty

    Hamster is doing a great job of populating the Nintendo Switch eShop with classic Neo Geo titles but the order of release is a little puzzling. Metal Slug 3 has arrived before the original, and King of Fighters '98 was available at launch, only for King of Fighters '94 to arrive slightly later. Given the refinements that occurred...

    • Retro
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • Video Japanese Fire Emblem Echoes Overview Trailer Shows Off Upcoming 3DS Release

    There's an amiibo trailer, too

    Following the success of Fire Emblem: Awakening and then Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo will be hoping that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia can continue the positive momentum in May. It provides a nice spin on the recent entries - as a remaster / reimagining of the Famicom title Fire Emblem Gaiden it takes quite a...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
    • Fire Emblem Echoes
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    Switch eShop

    Review Little Inferno

    Feel the burn

    Little Inferno, like Tomorrow Corporation's other titles, has found new life on the Nintendo Switch. First released back in 2012 as an early title for the Wii U eShop, then ported to PC and mobile device platforms, it was met with good reviews for its innovative take on the puzzle genre. Fortunately the trip to Nintendo's latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Little Inferno
  • News There's a Spring Event Coming to Fire Emblem Heroes

    Spring is in the air...

    Nintendo has announced via its mobile YouTube channel that Fire Emblem Heroes will be recieving a Spring-themed event starting tomorrow. The "Spring Festival" will give players the chance to summon popular characters such as Chrom, Lucina, Xander and Camilla in Easter-themed clothing; each character will also have unique...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Video Here's How Switch Snake Pass Compares To The PlayStation 4 Version

    Slither and slide

    Snake Pass hits the Nintendo Switch this week and we've already recorded some lovely direct-feed footage for you to gaze at longingly if you're still in two minds about making a purchase. However, if you'd like to see how the Switch version compares to the PS4 edition then you might want to check out this short comparison clip. As...

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Snake Pass
  • News Be Quick And Pick Up A NES Classic Mini Or Nintendo Switch At Best Buy Today

    F5 at noon central time, people!

    The NES Classic Mini and the Nintendo Switch have both been notoriously difficult to purchase since launch. Whenever restocks come in they usually tend to sell out in a matter of minutes as demand continues to outstrip supply. If you are still hoping to pick up a NES Mini or a Switch without turning to eBay, then...

    • Best Buy
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES Mini
  • Video Seeing A R.O.B. The Robot Get Torn Apart Is Rather Hypnotic

    Don't worry, he gets put back together again

    The Robotic Operating Buddy - or R.O.B. for short - was one of the many ways Nintendo attempted to differentiate its NES system from "traditional" console platforms which had poisoned the market after the 1983 video game crash. This robotic companion could connect to the console and interact with various...

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • ROB
    • NES
  • News Kickstarter Title Anew: The Distant Light Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Team also worked on Bioshock, Borderlands and Uncharted

    There are a lot of great indie games coming up for the Switch eShop in the future and now we can add the impressive looking Anew: The Distant Light to the list. It has just met its $35,000 Kickstarter goal for the Switch release. Here's what developer Resonator had to say about the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Games
    • Kickstarter
  • News Metal Slug Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch eShop This Week

    "Thank you!"

    Switch owners have already sampled the delights of Metal Slug 3 but this week they'll be able to see where the series began by playing the original game. Hamster has just announced that Metal Slug is coming to the ACA Neo Geo range on Nintendo's console, and as you might expect it will be blessed with all the usual enhancements, such...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Metal Slug
  • News Warner Bros Issues Full Statement Regarding Lego City: Undercover Install Confusion

    "The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging"

    Yesterday we reported on the news that the Switch packaging for Lego City: Undercover appeared to state that a mandatory 13GB install was required to play. Warner Bros issued a short statement to Eurogamer shortly after this news broke which appeared t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego
  • News Wreck-It Ralph 2 Gets a New Name and a Release Date

    Now loading...

    Wreck-It Ralph was one of the stand-out animated movies of 2012, following the adventures of an arcade video game villain through various game worlds. As expected, there was plenty of fan service to be found, with cameos and references galore, and we're about to get a whole lot more next year in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Movies
    • Wreck-It Ralph
  • News Psyonix Is Evaluating Bringing Rocket League to the Switch

    Community demand seems to be a big decision factor

    One of the most popular games to pop up in the online gaming and eSports community over the past few years is that of Rocket League. Psyonix's soccer/racing hybrid has become a household name at this point with its approachable gameplay and addicting visual style, and it's come to every major...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
  • News My Child Lebensborn Adds a Switch Stretch Goal

    Still quite a way to go, though

    Many of you no doubt remember the Tamagotchi craze of the late 90's to early 00's. Those annoying little pocket pets were the thing to have on the playground, though they required a significant amount of attention as you had to effectively care for a virtual pet, well before Nintendogs ever came into the picture. Now,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • My Child Lebensborns

YesterdayTue, 28th Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.1.0 is Now Live

    And what a change it brings

    One of the features of the Switch that has drawn a lot of positive reception (and perhaps a bit of negative, too) is the shiny, new OS that launched alongside it. Nintendo's track record in OS design has been… functional, to put it nicely. Though the software running platforms like the Wii U and 3DS was certainly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Video How Well Does Snake Pass Run on Nintendo Switch?

    Danger Noodle Simulator 2017

    Snake Pass is a game in a genre of its own. Employing realistic (but not too realistic) physics with the curiously complicated and alien movement of our legless reptile friends, it's an experience like no other. In some ways it reminds this writer especially of games like Surgeon Simulator that task you with battling the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo Switch
    • David Wise
  • News Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

    UPDATE: Publisher says you don't need to install to play

    Update: Warner Bros has issued a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news: Players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play. We've also heard from another source that the information on the box is actually incorrect. We'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego City Undercover
  • Guide How To Get Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Coolest-Looking Outfit, The Radiant Set

    How to look cool in Hyrule

    Having the right gear in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be the difference between success or failure, but sometimes you just want to look like a badass while exploring the wilds of Hyrule - and for that, you really need the Radiant Set. This particular set lures skeleton-type enemies and increases your attack...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Playtonic on the Development Progress of Yooka-Laylee on Switch

    "We're working directly with Nintendo"

    It's rather hard to believe, but Yooka-Laylee is only a couple weeks away from its grand debut. The Kickstarter project aims to bring the dream of the collect-a-thon platformer back to the forefront, and based on all that's been revealed so far, it seems that Playtonic has done an excellent job of creating a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Random Princess Zelda's Voice Actor Had To Pay For Breath Of The Wild Just Like Everyone Else

    "I didn't ask so I can't be too disappointed"

    When you supply the voice for one of the most iconic characters in video game history you might assume you'd get some pretty neat perks as a result, in addition to your usual fee, of course. However, for voice actor Patricia Summersett - the talent behind Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Guide How To Shield Surf Like A Pro In Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Everybody's going surfin'

    There's so much cool content in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that it's easy to overlook some unique features, and one we're been guilty of ignoring in the Nintendo Life office is the ability to surf on your shield. The game doesn't make a big song and dance about this ability, outside of two characters who give...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • Random A Fan Has Created a 2D Yooka-Laylee For SNES

    Call yourself a fan?

    It never ceases to amaze how far fans will go to show their love for a video game, even one that has yet to be released. Yooka-Laylee is due for launch in 2 weeks time on various platforms - thought not quite Switch yet - and to celebrate one super fan has managed to replicate the upcoming game for the Super Nintendo. Twitter...

    • Random
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down the Resolution and Framerate in Splatoon 2

    Modest resolution but solid performance

    Not long ago we shared our impressions from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, reflecting on the new and adjusted weapon loadouts and also the performance of the game. We reckoned that even docked it was 720p but a solid 60fps, and that seems to be bearing out through further analysis. Our colleagues over at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • Random Someone Turned a Dead Nintendo 64 Into a Funky Retro Switch Dock

    Woah, 64-bit docking?

    The Nintendo Switch dock is a nifty little solution for the system's key gimmick, with its near-instant conversion of the console's image to a TV and vice-versa when the tablet is removed. Presuming you're relatively careful with it and you're not one of a small number that ended up with a defective unit, it does the job...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 64
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Neo Turf Masters

    On the green

    Charm certainly goes a long way in the world of video games, especially when you're talking about Neo Geo titles. Some would argue that SNK's console represents the pinnacle of the 2D age, and its games were imbued with an instantly addictive appeal that helped paper over any minor shortcomings and limitations. That's certainly the case...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Turf Masters
  • News Super Meat Boy Forever Might Hop, Skip And Jump Onto Nintendo Switch

    But Meat Boy Infinite, no way!

    It felt like bloody action platformer Super Meat Boy would never make it on to a Nintendo system, but we got there in the end. It eventually made it over to the Wii U eShop in May last year and we had a great time with it. When asked if we might see Meat Boy jump over to Switch on Twitter, Team Meat said the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Meat Boy
    • Switch eShop
  • Site News Switch It Up With Our Readership Survey

    Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

    We don't take it for granted that so many of you lovely people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Survey
    • Gamer Network
  • News Pocket Rumble Misses March Launch Window, Devs "Unable To Comment" On Release Date

    "We know this isn't the news you wanted to hear"

    2D brawler Pocket Rumble won't be launching this month, developer Cardboard Robot Games has confirmed. The title was revealed as part of the Nintendo Switch indie lineup with a release window of this month, but with March about to give way to April, the developer has issued a statement via its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pier Solar Studio Is Back With A Brand New Sega Mega Drive Beat 'Em Up, Paprium

    Comes on an 80-MEG cart

    WaterMelon, best known for its RPG Pier Solar, has just revealed its next project - a side-scrolling fighter for the Sega Mega Drive called Paprium. Development began quite some time ago, when the game was known simply as

    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Sega
  • Gallery Have A Gawk At This Gorgeous Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Statue

    One for the mantelpiece

    To commemorate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, First 4 Figures has released an incredible Link figure for those of you who have deep pockets and wide shelves. You may recognize the pose used here, as it's incredibly similar to the archer amiibo which Nintendo put out for the game. Have a look at the...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Merchandise
  • Talking Point Defining a Sequel and How It Affects Games Like Splatoon 2

    Choose your own Electric Boogaloo meme

    Sequels, everyone has an opinion on them. A bit like talk around 'soft launches' and 'lazy ports', sometimes the wider consensus that follows games or systems isn't always accurate or fair. Yet that's the beauty of the internet, and sometimes its biggest flaw - the agenda isn't entirely set by public relations...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble Getting European Release Ahead of IP's 3DS Sequel

    Get out the tablet

    Due to the perils of localisation Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls is only now approaching its EU release, due in the region on 7th April. Level 5 - and to a degree Nintendo - plan to give the sequel and IP an extra push with a mobile release the week before. Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble is heading to European phones...

    • Yo-Kai Watch
    • Wibble Wobble
    • 3DS
  • Video Get Green With This Complete History Of Battletoads

    Remembering Rash, Zitz & Pimple

    Battletoads - along with Rare's back catalogue - may be owned by Microsoft these days, but NES owners will always have a special place in their hearts for Rash, Zitz & Pimple, three radical amphibians with plenty of attitude. Created at a time when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated TV, gaming and toy aisles,...

    • Videos
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    • Battletoads
    • NES
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  • Video SteamWorld Dig 2's Lead Designer Pitches in With Q & A on Upcoming Sequel

    HD Rumble and all sorts of goodness promised

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is likely near the top of a number of Switch eShop wishlists, as it's the long-awaited direct sequel to Image & Form's breakout hit (as it was back then) on the 3DS eShop. Given the lead role it had in the Nindies Showcase in Switch launch week, it's evidently a big part of Nintendo's...

    • Video
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Image & Form
    • Engine Room

Monday27th Mar 2017

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    Switch

    Review The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

    Bound for greatness

    Describing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no simple task. It's Edmund McMillen's follow-up to his first hit (which he co-developed), Super Meat Boy, which we loved. The two games, however, couldn't be more different. Where Super Meat Boy is more of a nod to the platformers of yesteryear, The Binding of Isaac is something...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • The Binding of Isaac
  • First Impressions Splatoon 2 - What We Learned About Weapons, Visuals and Controls

    A step up on Nintendo's latest hardware

    Over the past few days Nintendo Switch owners had a chance to try out Splatoon 2 in its first Global Testfire. There's no firm release date for the colourful shooter as yet, and much about it remains a mystery; as a result it's not unreasonable to wonder whether it was simply the first Global Testfire with...

    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
    • First Impressions
  • Competition Spreading The Nintendo Switch Love With This Fantastic UK Giveaway

    Consoles, games, accessories, the lot!

    You may remember that last Christmas we had a very special competition where one kind soul donated some amazing Pokemon prizes in the spirit of the festive season. To celebrate the impressive launch of Nintendo Switch earlier this month that very same kind soul has decided to spread yet more love and...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Kindness
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Promises "A Big E3" For Nintendo This Year

    "E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us"

    After what was a bit of a muted E3 for Nintendo last year (bar Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course), Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggests that the big N will be looking to make a major splash for 2017's event. Speaking to Fox News, the Reggienator had the following to say: E3 is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie
    • E3 2017
    • E3
    • 3DS
  • Poll What Did You Think of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch?

    We have an inkling that you had fun

    Well, it was fun while it lasted - the past weekend brought us six hours of gameplay in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. Thanks to timezones it's likely most missed a session or two, but nevertheless it was a chance to try out two new stages, an all-new weapon and various adjusted old favourites. We played it a...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
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    Switch eShop

    Review World of Goo

    As goo'd as ever

    It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since World of Goo first glopped its way onto the then-new WiiWare service. A smart, squishy puzzle adventure from indie developers 2D Boy — with some of that team now known as Tomorrow Corporation — it raised the bar on downloadable Wii games and ran off with the hearts of puzzle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • World of Goo
  • News Taiwanese Report Suggests Nintendo Expects To Hit 20 Million Switch Sales In Year One

    Could it eclipse Wii U sales in less than 12 months?

    The Switch is selling briskly - so briskly in fact that Nintendo has doubled production in an attempt to ensure that anyone who wants the new console can get one this year. We're now hearing reports from Taiwan - where one of the console's key manufactures, Foxconn Electronics, is based - that...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News ACA Neo Geo's TATE Mode Hints At A Glorious Future For Vertically-Scrolling Shooters On Switch

    Looking sideways

    When the Switch was first revealed several (older) members of the Nintendo Life team expressed the opinion that it would be utterly perfect for hosting old-school vertically-scrolling shooters when played in "TATE" mode - basically, when turned on its side so the screen is in portrait ordination rather than landscape. It would seem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Holds Onto Top 10 Momentum in UK Charts

    1-2-Switch is still in the top 20, too

    When it comes to the UK charts covering last week, there was only going to be one winner to take the top spot - Mass Effect: Andromeda. Though Nintendo continues to labour a little in this particular territory, the most recent results bring a few bright spots. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The 3DS is Six Years Old in the Americas, How Time Flies

    It's still going, too

    There was a period, in the Summer of 2011, when 'Nintendoomed' was a theme as plummeting sales for the 3DS were interpreted as the end times. As always there was a lot of exaggeration, but there were valid problems too. At the time the Wii was losing steam, and following the phenomenal success of the DS family of systems the...

    • 3DS
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • Anniversary
  • News Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 And Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey For 3DS

    There's life in the old dog yet

    If you thought that the 3DS was done and dusted now that the Switch is available, think again - Atlus has confirmed not one but two new RPG adventures for the veteran handheld. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey are both fresh instalments in two of the company's most popular...

    • 3DS
    • Atlus
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon
    • Shin Megami Tensei
    • Japan
  • Weirdness Nintendo Accepts a Real Life Cow Milking Challenge

    1-2-Switch just got real

    For some mysterious reason one minigame in 1-2-Switch has captured the hearts and minds of gamers across the globe. Of course we're talking about the cow milking game, for which our friends over at Tiny Cartridge did such a good job of capturing the delicious awkwardness of playing. Alarmed by this over-simplification of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo
    • 1-2-Switch
  • Video Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Development Team Talk Over Their Favourite Moments

    We all have them...

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game experienced in diverse ways by its player base. For some it's a dramatic story-driven adventure, for others it's a sprawling quest of exploration and finding the smallest details. Each player's favourite and most memorable moments will be different. Nintendo has now published a...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch

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