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  • News Official Website Shares More Details On Ever Oasis

    Uncover the mysteries...

    Ever Oasis, the highly anticipated action-adventure RPG from Japanese developer Grezzo, has started to take shape courtesy of the updated website for the game. The official Nintendo site gives various details surrounding the story, battle mechanics and more. A gallery of new screenshots are also found on the

    • Ever Oasis
    • 3DS
  • Video Revel in these 8 Reasons to Get Hyped for ARMS

    Not one of them a stretch

    We at Nintendo Life love ARMS almost as much as we like making ARMS-based puns, and we think it's time those of you who don't share in our hype get in on the scene before it's too late. As such, divert your eyes somewhat upwards where you'll be able to see a video detail eight delightful reasons why your excitement levels...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch
  • Random MLB Team Atlanta Braves Chills Out With Mario Kart in the Clubhouse

    "We love it, and it brings back the good 'ol days"

    We've previously covered crossovers between Major League Baseball and Nintendo, mainly because this scribe is bit of a Cubs fan. As many politely point out, often with a tongue sticking out emoji, there's more to baseball than the Cubbies, and we got a cool tip from a reader on another team with...

    • MLB
    • Mario Kart
    • Random
  • News Pikmin Rewards Arrive on My Nintendo in North America

    Partly as a plug for Hey! Pikmin pre-orders

    Hey! Pikmin isn't too far away now on 3DS; actually, it is, it's not out until late July. Well, whatever, My Nintendo's latest update in North America is themed around the franchise and the upcoming portable spin-off; if you're getting a sense of deja-vu that's because the European service had the same...

    • My Nintendo
    • Pikmin
  • News Nintendo Switch UK Tour Confirmed, Starting in June

    Only two games, though

    Earlier this week Nintendo of America announced its Summer of Play tour, which will take a broad range of Switch and 3DS games around the US. Now Nintendo UK has confirmed its own tour specifically for the Switch, starting in June and running right up to December. Unlike the US equivalent, however, this UK tour is only...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo UK
    • Tour
  • Nintendo Download 25th May (North America)

    Disgaea 5 Complete! Ultra Street Fighter II! The Girl and the Robot! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for the North American Nintendo Download update; the official update press release came a little later than normal, but the details below are now fully up to scratch. This week we have two retail arrivals on the Switch along with another...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Capcom Continues to Explore and Plan Nintendo Switch Support

    Updated translation brings some reassurance

    Update: As user @Jessica286 has kindly highlighted the NeoGAF community has now revisited a part of the interview translation below, which is more generic (and reassuring) in highlighting that Capcom will continue to plan content while monitoring the Switch 'situation'. As Capcom, we aim to bring games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Street Fighter
  • News Nintendo Wants To Hear From Indies Interested In Developing For Switch

    Just get in touch!

    Nintendo has gotten off to a great start with the Nintendo Switch, ensuring a steady stream of quality indie games each week to compliment the slightly less rapid release of quality boxed retail games. We've already had delights such as Graceful Explosion Machine, Thumper, Kamiko and Snake Pass, to name but a few...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indies
    • Damon Baker
    • Switch eShop
  • News You Can Grab The HORI Real Arcade Pro V And A Cheap Switch Pro Controller Alternative In July

    Gotta love that pop out D-pad

    We recently did a quick article on the upcoming HORI Real Arcade Pro V Fight Stick for Switch which of course looks perfect for playing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers with.  It's now been given a release date of 31st July in Japan priced at ¥16,178 ($145) in case you wanted to try...

    • Hori
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News UK Retailer Argos Slashes The Price Of amiibo To £6.99

    Save a third on the typical RRP

    UK retailer Argos has slashed the price of its amiibo range by a third, with every single figure now costing just £6.99, as opposed to the typical £10.99 recommended retail price. Needless to say, this deal won't hang around forever - so if your collection is still missing the Animal Crossing Villager or

    • amiibo
    • UK
    • Argos
  • Video Lindsey Stirling Performs RiME's Beautiful "Forgotten City" Theme

    Complete with a gorgeous video, of course

    The ridiculously-talented Lindsey Stirling has taken part in yet another video game project, this time relating to the upcoming Zelda-like adventure RiME. Stirling - whose talents include violin, dancing and creating her own award-winning original music - has performed the game's "Forgotten City"...

    • Video
    • Lindsey Stirling
    • Music
    • RiME
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Unreal Engine Adds Full Native Support For Nintendo Switch

    Version 4.16 brings "fully-featured native support"

    After adding early support for the Nintendo Switch to its Unreal Engine with February's 4.15 update, Epic has pushed out fully-featured native support for the console in version 4.16. To work with Unreal Engine on the Switch, developers must first gain approval from Nintendo. Once this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Unreal Engine
    • Development
  • News Pokémon Spin-Off Magikarp Jump Is Available For Download On iOS And Android

    A fish out of water

    Magikarp Jump is now available for download on iOS and Android in the west. The Pokémon spin-off launched in Italy a short time ago before hitting Japan. Today, the rest of Europe - as well as North America - gets to see what all the fuss is about. We gave the smartphone title 6 out of 10 in our review, stating:...

    • Pokemon
    • Smartphones
    • Magikarp Jump
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Random The King of Kong Is Being Adapted into a Stage Musical

    Now this should be interesting...

    The King of Kong was a standout documentary in 2007, chronicling the intense rivalry that existed between Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, who continuously beat each other’s world record high scores over many years of playing Donkey Kong. One would think that this documentary was enough to cover the story of these...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Musicals
    • Donkey Kong
  • Video Check Out the First Teaser Trailer for the Netflix Castlevania Show

    What a horrible night to have a teaser

    We’ve known for a while that a short Castlevania show has been in development for Netflix for a little while now, but not much has been seen of the project until now. The first season will only be four episodes long—each one being thirty minutes long—and will more or less be based on Castlevania III:...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Castlevania

YesterdayWed, 24th May 2017

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    Review Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers

    "Now I will find a better challenge!"

    Like Tetris, Doom and Minecraft., Street Fighter II is one of those games which will forever have a special place in the history of video games. Upon its initial launch in 1992 it captured the hearts and minds of an entire generation of players, triggering a genre explosion which would last for the remainder of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
  • Nintendo Download 25th May (Europe)

    Disgaea 5 Complete! Ultra Street Fighter II! Retro Rayman! Much more!

    Update: UK prices added! Here's a little early treat for our EU readers, the Nintendo Download Update details. Due to the upcoming Ascension Day public holiday in a number of European countries the press release has been sent a day early in some territories, and the ever-generous...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • Hardware Review Datel Go-tcha For Pokémon GO

    Taking the effort out of catching those pesky 'mon

    While the Pokémon GO craze has clearly died down after the initial explosion of interest at launch, there are still millions of people who continue to play the game each and every day. Some of these will already be using the excellent Pokémon GO Plus accessory, a device worn on your wrist...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Hardware Review
  • News Here's How Much Space ARMS Will Take Up On Your Switch

    It's less than you think

    If you've been taking the download route when it comes to buying Switch software then you will no doubt be interested to learn how much each new AAA title takes up in terms of storage space. If ARMS is on your radar then you might want to know that the file size has been posted online - the interesting 3D brawler will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News SEGA Forever May Be a Subscription Service for the Company's Iconic Retro Games

    Probably for mobile, but the dream is for console...

    Games companies face ongoing challenges in promoting and monetising their retro content, especially in this age of emulators that are readily available across various devices. Nintendo has the Virtual Console - though the details of its Switch equivalent are still largely a mystery - and we see...

    • Retro
    • SEGA
    • SEGA Forever
  • News Teslagrad Was Most Profitable on the Wii U Compared to Other Platforms

    Shocking

    The Wii U will not likely go down as a high point in Nintendo’s long history with games, the console failed to draw in the masses that came out to buy the Wii and ultimately ended on a rather embarrassing note given the company’s history of success. Still, there’s good to be found in any bad situation, and one positive of the Wii U...

    • Wii U eShop
    • Wii U
    • eShop
    • Teslagrad
  • News Confidence in Nintendo Grows as Share Value Surpasses Previous Pokémon GO Peak

    The highest it's been in over 5 years

    Many will recall that, when Pokémon GO went viral last Summer it led to an extraordinary spike in Nintendo's share value; though it was partly irrational, even after the inevitable fallback and decline Nintendo was still left with a significantly higher company value than before the app's launch. Although...

    • Nintendo
    • Shares
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • Gallery The Squid Research Lab Gives an Update on Inkling Fashion in Splatoon 2

    Strike a pose

    The original Splatoon immediately resonated with fans for its quirky look and outrageous fashion. Now with Splatoon 2 on the horizon the Squid Research Lab has discovered that there will be a new wardrobe available from day one. In this timeline two years have passed since the first Splatoon outing, meaning that fashion and styles have...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide How to Get Third Party 8Bitdo Controllers Running on Your Switch

    Putting the 'firm' back in 'firmware'

    In case you missed it, 8Bitdo's line of third party controllers are now compatible with the Nintendo Switch thanks to a firmware update, meaning you can take out your opponents as intended on Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, grab a perfect score on Puyo Puyo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Video
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    Review Samurai Shodown IV

    VICTOLY!

    After the first two Samurai Shodown games the third outing was seen as something of a disappointment by hardcore fighting game fans. It removed some of the more popular characters and various movement options available to the player, drastically altering the pace of the game; it also felt half-finished when compared to its polished...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Samurai Shodown
  • Deals Come Out Fighting With This Street Fighter II Merchandise

    Hadoken!

    With Capcom's legendary Street Fighter series enjoying its 30th anniversary this year, there is a lot of history and nostalgia behind this line of games, and it should come as no surprise to learn that there's plenty of merch to invest in as a result. To celebrate the long-awaited release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
    • Features
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Are Still On Top in Japan

    Modest sales all around

    The Media Create charts for Japan have rolled out as always, and for the second week running show a quiet retail scene at present in the country. Starting with software we still have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in first place, finishing comfortably ahead of the evergreen Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) and The Legend of Zelda:...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Video Cars 3: Driven to Win Looks Decent In Its Gameplay Trailer

    Getting into gear

    We know, movie tie-ins for Nintendo consoles don't normally get the pulse racing. Yet based on the number of them that grace the big N's hardware they're evidently popular, and we must say that Cars 3: Driven to Win might turn out rather well. That's not necessarily a surprise, as Avalanche Studios has produced it - that team...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Cars 3
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    3DS

    Review Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop

    Crack crack crack the egg into the bowl

    Of all the heroes of the DS’ Touch Generations era, Office Create’s Cooking Mama has been one of the most enduring — and prolific. Starting out from her humble beginnings as a short-order chef, using quick WarioWare-style touchscreen minigames to simulate the in-kitchen experience, she’s expanded...

    • 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Cooking Mama
  • News King Of Fighters '99 Is Your Next Neo Geo Title On Switch

    Going on strike

    Nintendo UK's site has revealed that The King Of Fighters '99 is the next entry in the popular ACA Neo Geo series. Notable for introducing the "Striker" system - where support characters can leap in to assist your team - the 1999 entry in the long-running series also put new fighter K' in the spotlight. While it's perhaps not...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • News Farming Simulator 18 is Cropping Up on 3DS This June

    Too corny?

    Developer GIANTS Software has today announced that Farming Simulator 18 will be making its way to the Nintendo 3DS this Summer. The new gameplay trailer released on the company's YouTube page shows off the main premise of the game as you immerse yourself in a "new, engaging Southern US environment, harvesting wheat, canola, corn,...

    • 3DS
    • Farming Simulator 18
  • News Astro Duel Deluxe Bringing Multiplayer Mayhem to Switch eShop Soon

    Battle your friends in space... then run over their pilots!

    The Switch eShop is currently on a bit of a roll with interesting weekly releases. Up on 30th May you'll be able to give Astro Duel Deluxe a spin; it's $14.99USD in North America and £12.59 in the UK. Having first appeared as Astro Duel at the start of 2016 on Steam, this deluxe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday23rd May 2017

  • Rumour Artwork for Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Posted Online

    The horror

    It's one of the oldest rumours around upcoming Nintendo Switch games, and now it seems some art is doing the rounds. We're referring to a game reportedly called Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a title that to we're led to believe is real and set for this year. The following fuzzy image was initially doing the rounds. For those that...

    • Rumour
    • Rabbids
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario
  • News 8Bitdo Pads Updated With Nintendo Switch Support, Just In Time For Ultra Street Fighter II

    Even more control options

    Peripheral maker 8Bitdo has released a new firmware update for its controllers which enables support for the Nintendo Switch. The range of pads - which includes the NES30 and SNES30 controllers - are based on classic Nintendo products and boast an exceptional build quality.  While there are obvious

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 8Bitdo
    • Accessories
    • Retro
  • Video This Fan-Made Clip Is The Best Commercial For The Nintendo Switch Yet

    Take to the skies

    Nintendo really dropped the ball when it came to effectively communicating the core appeal of the Wii U, and the result was consumer apathy. Thankfully the company hasn't repeated this mistake with the Switch, which has received more effective promotion and bumper sales. However, while Nintendo's marketing efforts have vastly...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon GO is Reportedly Targeting 'Cheaters' By Hiding Rare Pocket Monsters

    Punishment by Pidgey

    Pokémon GO has nearly reached its one year milestone; it's also easy to forget that, for a time, the game took over the world. The mobile augmented reality game may not be as popular as it once was, yet it still has a large and dedicated userbase. Many players, perhaps in a bid to avoid seeing the same...

    • Pokémon GO
    • Niantic
    • Pokemon
  • News RiME On Switch Will Run At 720p In Both Docked And Portable Modes

    No boost for playing on the TV

    RiME is shaping up to be one of 2017's most interesting multi-format titles thanks to its eye-catching visuals and puzzle-solving gameplay. The Switch version - currently being ported by Tantalus Media - will launch after the other editions, and original developer Tequila Works has now revealed that Tantalus...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RiME
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Is Only 20 To 30 Percent Complete

    Koji Igarashi admits he needs to speed things up

    Koji Igarashi has spoken about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in an interview with Famitsu, and has admitted that the game is only 20 to 30 percent complete. When it was shown off at BitSummit one year ago, Bloodstained was around 10 percent complete. Unsurprisingly, Igarashi also admits that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bloodstained
    • Koji Igarashi
  • Talking Point From Joy-Con to 8Bitdo and Beyond, Switch Delivers a Revolution in Control

    Play any way you want

    There are still some that bemoan the fact that the Nintendo Revolution became the Wii; it's an interesting perspective to take, as it's quite likely the console would have been hobbled by a clunkier name. Think about how iconic the brand became, right from the start, with Wii Sports. Would Revolution Sports have had the same...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Gallery Check Out Five Control Schemes for ARMS

    High five

    Whilst Nintendo may have opted for motion controls to promote extendable fighting game ARMS, there will actually be five different control schemes available from launch. These options will include everything from using a single Joy-Con on its side, to using the Switch in handheld mode, to using a Pro Controller. Then you will have the...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Kid Creates Switch From Cardboard, Father Caves And Gets Him The Real Deal

    Good things come to those who make their own consoles

    What is it with the Nintendo Switch and cardboard-based clones? Not so long ago we reported on a story in which a Japanese child crafted his own Switch system out of stuff that would normally end up in the recycling bin, and now we've got another tale of industrious craftsmanship, again from the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo of America Confirms 'Summer of Play' Tour of Switch and 3DS Games

    "The tour is a great place to spend a summer afternoon", says Bowser

    Nintendo of America has done a solid job, in recent years, of showcasing various games at expos and at its own special events. Part of this has been summer tours, and now NOA has outlined an upcoming Summer of Play tour that'll go around 13 different venues through June to...

    • Summer of Play
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Level-5 Is Working On At Least One Nintendo Switch Game

    Yokai Watch? Layton? Ni no Kuni?

    With E3 right round the corner it's fair to speculate about what new titles we'll see at the show, and Level-5 has set chins wagging by confirming that it has at least one Switch game in development. The studio - best known for Ni no Kuni, Professor Layton and the Yo-kai Watch series -...

    • Level-5
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Chromophore: The Two Brothers Is Still in the Works

    Five years and counting...

    Sometimes it just seems like certain developers have a difficult time accurately gauging the amount of time and manpower that goes into producing a game. Be it due to grossly underestimating an ambitious project or due to unfortunate circumstances that set a game back months or years, there are some games that make you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Chromophore: The Two Brothers
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Let's Discover the Very Best in Sideways Joy-Con Grips

    What makes sideways the best way?

    It's no secret that one of the biggest joys of Nintendo's latest console is the ability to slide off each side of it to turn one controller into two, but it's also no secret that it's not the most comfortable way to game. As such, many companies including Nintendo themselves have attempted to create little plastic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
    • Switch
  • News Inti Creates CEO Talks More on Mighty Gunvolt Burst

    "We made this game completely on our own"

    First revealed in part through a leak by Famitsu and in full at BitSummit this past weekend, Mighty Gunvolt Burst is a promising new action platformer from Inti Creates. As something of a mashup between Mighty No. 9 and Azure Striker Gunvolt, the new game will aim to recapture that Mega Man gameplay in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mighty Gunvolt Burst
  • News An Adventure Time Mashup Pack is Coming to Minecraft

    Well, why not?

    Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition is just the latest edition of the phenomenally successful franchise. The Mojang-developed and Microsoft-owned IP has progressed from a scruffy but clever PC sandbox game to being dominant in the industry, proving successful on any platform it calls home. Part of its ongoing success is due to...

    • Minecraft
    • Adventure Time
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U

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