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  • Review Collidalot - Top-Down Melee Combat That Deserves A Place In Your Couch-Play Rotation

    Bump and grind

    Collidalot is one of those games that screenshots rarely do justice. Not because it’s particularly striking to look at, but because still images simply fail to capture the sheer chaos and intensity of its vehicular showdowns. Even a trailer fails to do the job. This is a game you really need to play with friends, bunched up in front...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Collidalot
  • News Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Storage Box Has 63 amiibo, But We Don't Fancy Your Chances Of Getting One

    Only 50 up for grabs

    Unless you began collecting Smash amiibo when the original Wii U and 3DS versions were released a number of years ago, the task of collecting every single one featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will no doubt be quite the challenge. With this in mind, there's one special storage box that could save any self-respecting Smash...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
  • Video Family Guy Pays Respect To GoldenEye 007 On N64 With Suprisingly Accurate Skit

    "Almost James Bond"

    Rare's 1997 Nintendo 64 release GoldenEye 007 is considered as one of the greatest games of all-time. Not only did it provide Nintendo fans of this era with mature-themed gameplay, but it also gave the FPS genre on consoles some much-needed recognition. It was so influential, it spawned its own PC mod and has basically become...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Rare
    • James Bond
  • Video Seven Minutes Of Smash Bros. Ultimate Footage To Tide You Over Until The Big Release

    Not long to go now

    The hype for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is almost at breaking point with less than one month to go until the game’s release. Now that we’ve seen all the fighters in action and have been given the rundown about what exactly the game has to offer in the recent Smash Direct, all that’s left to do is count down the days until...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros.
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's World Of Light Mode Will Not Include Co-Op

    One against the world

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's new adventure mode, World of Light, looks to be a wonderful addition to a fantastic game, based on what we recently got to play in our hands on. With so much content crammed into this mode, it's sure to be a wonderful experience, and one that will keep us glued to our Switch consoles for ages...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Pokémon's Switch Debut Predictably Results In A Much Prettier Cast

    3DS to Switch is quite a leap

    Pokémon has come a long way from its inception on the original Game Boy. Gone are the days of black and white pixels on a green screen. Since we saw those rough-looking 3D Pokémon in Pokémon Snap, we've had to wait until 2013 to play a main series Pokémon game in proper 3D. Now, a new graphical dawn has begun...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
  • News Kadowaka Shoten Set To Release Kirby Hidden Art Scratch Book

    Only in Japan, of course

    Kirby has been receiving a lot of attention this year, from the return of the Kirby Café in Tokyo, to a seemingly endless flow of free DLC for Kirby Star Allies and even a special focus in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His spotlight continues to shine, although only in Japan this time. Next month, Kadokawa Shoten will be...

    • Kirby
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • News Switch Game Sales Make Up Three Percent Of Ubisoft’s Total Earnings In Second-Quarter Of 2018-19

    A slump in sales

    The French-based publisher Ubisoft has provided ongoing support for the Switch, courtesy of special collaborations bringing together its own franchises and Nintendo's famous IP. Despite Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle becoming the highest selling third-party game on the system and shifting more than two million copies, the ov

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • News Nintendo Uploads Consumer Service Video Explaining How To Prepare Your Switch For Trade-In Or Sale

    Make the Switch today

    Here's an interesting video that is sure to fuel rumours about a possible Switch revision. Nintendo's American YouTube account has uploaded a step-by-step video walkthrough explaining how users can transfer data from one Switch to another and also format their system in preparation for trade-in or sale. The safe bet is this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News Saboteur! And Its Sequel Receiving A Physical Makeover On Nintendo Switch

    A double dose of ninja action

    As the video game industry moves towards an all-digital future, a handful of companies have begun to specialise in physical video game distribution. It's got to the point where even the smallest digital titles are now being released in physical form. The 1985 8-bit stealth action-adventure game Saboteur! - a 200MB...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Development On The Walking Dead: The Final Season Is Underway, According To Skybound's Latest Update

    Back from the dead

    Following Telltale's demise, some of its existing projects continue to live on through Skybound Games. The company recently issued an update on its website, revealing "a ton" of logistical and legal issues have finally been sorted out and development on The Walking Dead: The Final Season has officially started up again. Here's the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 6.2.0 Is Now Available

    Sweet stability

    As we're now in November, Nintendo has rolled out a new system update for the Nintendo Switch. According to the official support site, version 6.2.0 continues to enhance the overall stability of the console in an attempt to one day make it as stable as the beloved 3DS. Below is the official changelog: General system stability...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Firmware

Monday19th Nov 2018

  • News People Are Review-Bombing Pokémon: Let's Go Across Major Sites, Amazon Japan Blocks User Scores

    A sad state of affairs

    The latest entries into the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, made their way to Nintendo Switch at the end of last week, generating a lot of praise from critics (ourselves included) and performing relatively well in terms of early sales

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Black Friday 2018 Deals

    Give thanks for these awesome deals

    It's that time, once again, when shoppers around the world prepare to brave the crowds in search of bargains. The Black Friday festivities are mostly based in crowded stores, though plenty of deals can also be hunted down online. For gamers, it's often a time of year for stocking up on goodies ahead of the festive...

    • Black Friday
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide Pokémon Let's Go: How To Catch Shiny Pokémon With Catch Combos

    Catch the very best

    Chaining successful captures and defeats has been a thing in Pokémon since Diamond & Pearl with the PokéRadar item, but Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! have brought it back to the forefront, with the whole system being made crystal-clear via the new Catch Combo mechanic. As there are no 'wild'...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Unlocking All Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Should Only Take A Couple Of Hours

    Time to kill?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a massive roster, but you won't be able to access all fighters from the start. A Nintendo spokesperson has given us some insight into how long it should take to unlock all fighters, and it's not all bad news. After speaking with a spokesperson during our hands-on coverage, we were told that players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Combined Launch Sales Give New Entries Strong Start In The UK

    116,000 physical copies sold

    The latest Nintendo Switch releases Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! appear to have performed reasonably well in the UK charts. According to sales data, Pikachu is the most popular version of the game locally, taking out fourth place, with Eevee following in the sixth spot. These combined sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Hands On What We Learned From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Near-Final Preview Build

    New details on World of Light, Spirit Board and more

    At the time of writing, we’re mere weeks away from Nintendo’s most hotly-anticipated game of the year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With the game’s final direct having aired a few weeks ago, many were left wanting to know more about the game’s particulars, especially with regard to the...

    • Preview
    • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide Can't Connect Pokémon GO To Pokémon: Let's Go On Switch? Try This Simple Fix

    Connect 'em all

    One of the most notable elements of Pokémon: Let's Go on Switch is the fact that it offers connectivity with Pokémon GO, the smartphone title has is played by millions upon millions of people every day. However, getting the two games to connect with one another is proving to be something of a sticking point for some players. Three...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Guides
  • News Starlink: Battle For Atlas Starter Pack Sees Huge Price Drop Across UK And US

    Go! Go! Go!

    If you didn't grab yourself a Starlink: Battle for Atlas bundle when it launched on Switch last month, sitting firmly on your metaphorical fence of uncertainty, now might be the best time to swoop in and snag your very own Starter Pack. The physical release, which includes the game itself, that lovely Arwing, two pilots (including Fox),...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Apparently Only Include Two Final Fantasy Songs

    Possibly no Square Enix spirits

    Nobody can deny that Final Fantasy contains some of the best music in gaming history. Unfortunately, it seems that no new songs from its strong line up will be making it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There is the possibility additional tracks could be unlocked through gameplay, but for now, we're only looking at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Hardware Review Flip Grip: The Dream Peripheral For Shmup Addicts

    Going sideways

    While the Switch's hybrid nature and versatile Joy-Con controllers are key selling points for many owners, for a special sub-set of players the console's real hidden weapon is the fact that it can be used in portrait mode and therefore provide the perfect platform for classic vertically-scrolling shooters – of which there are plenty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware Review
    • Flip Grip
    • Accessories
  • Review World of Final Fantasy Maxima - A Gentle Introduction To The Legendary RPG Series

    Pretty honking good

    Final Fantasy is a name that’s become synonymous with the JRPG genre; over the decades there have been dozens of mainline releases and spinoffs that iterate on the tried-and-true formula in unique ways. The latest entry in the numbered franchise—Final Fantasy XV—was a bit of a departure for the series, marking the first...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • World of Final Fantasy Maxima
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Adorable Hollow Knight Plush Bundle Now Available Despite Physical Version Cancellation

    Well that's just the cutest

    Earlier this month, we reported on the sad confirmation that Hollow Knight would no longer be receiving a physical edition. While physical collectors and fans of the game were no doubt upset to see the version cancelled, a new bundle has now appeared which is possibly even more alluring. Yes, Best Buy is now offering a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hollow Knight
    • North America
  • News Bandai Namco Announces Super Robot Wars T For Switch, Included Anime Franchises Revealed

    Revealed during a livestream

    Bandai Namco has revealed that Super Robot Wars T is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game is currently in development and is scheduled for release in 2019. Super Robot Wars T is the latest entry to the Super Robot Wars series - a tactical RPG franchise which focuses on a huge crossovers between various different mecha...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Palutena's Guidance To Return In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    New dialogue for new fighters

    While we here at Nintendo Life have already shared our thoughts on our hands on experience playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, our friends over at GameXplain have a few additional treats to share with us. One such treat is the confirmation of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Guide How To Transfer Pokémon From Pokémon GO To Pokémon: Let's Go On Nintendo Switch

    What are you waiting for?!

    Niantic has made no secret of the fact you can connect Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, allowing you to transfer your favourite monsters between your phone and Nintendo Switch. There are numerous benefits for doing this, like earning bonus XP and Candy, the Mystery Box item, and to see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
  • News Switch Gets A Major Retail Boost In The UK Thanks To Pokémon: Let's Go Success

    A huge week for UK retail gaming

    With Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! generating a total of 116,000 physical sales in the UK between them at launch, it's not too surprising to learn that they had a major impact on the UK charts this week. The games actually enter the charts at number four and number six respectively, although, had...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Sky Force Anniversary - A Fun Shooter That's Perhaps Surplus To Requirements On Switch

    Grind 'em up

    The Sky Force series began on mobile before moving on to more traditional games machines, with Sky Force Anniversary arriving on a number of systems (including the Wii U) not so long ago. Now it comes to Switch, providing its blend of fun and grinding as you blast through a number of levels, replaying them many times over to meet the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Force Anniversary
  • Video Learn Obscure Facts About The Pokémon Game Series

    Gotta watch it all

    Now that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are available in-store and online, Did You Know Gaming has released a new video about the history, secrets and easter eggs found in the long-running video game series over the years. The ten-minute clip reflects on many of the past games while addressing topics such...

    • Video
    • Pokemon
  • News Sales Success Of A Case Of Distrust On Switch Surprised The Game's Creator

    As good as a second launch

    Ben Wander, the individual behind the narrative mystery game A Case Of Distrust, recently spoke to Engadget about the overall success of his game on the Switch eShop. While no exact sales figures were provided, Wander said the consumer reaction to this particular version surprised him and essentially described it as a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Watch Your Opponent's Screen In Screencheat: Unplugged, A Multiplayer FPS Headed To Switch

    Cheat your way to victory

    Melbourne-based indie developer Samurai Punk has revealed Screencheat: Unplugged for Nintendo Switch, a "fully remastered and revamped version" of the game which hit Steam a few years ago. The game is a chaotic, party-style, split-screen, first-person shooter where everyone is invisible, forcing players to peek at each...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Development For Switch Anti-Grav Racer Redout Close To Completion

    Racing ahead

    With no signs of a new F-Zero game on the horizon, the upcoming anti-gravity racer Redout looks to be a promising alternative. After experiencing multiple delays on its way to Switch, the title was finally rated by the ESRB in September. So, what's the current status on development? Speaking on Fra

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News V-Rally 4 Drifts Onto Switch Next Month In Europe, North America Will Have To Wait

    Them's the brakes

    Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games have now announced the release date for V-Rally 4 on Nintendo Switch. The game is set to launch in Europe on 13th December, and will be catching up in North America on 5th February next year. If you're not up to speed on your V-Rally knowledge, the release trailer above (which was actually shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Away: Journey To The Unexpected Gets A Brand New Gameplay Trailer

    Arrives on Switch Q1 2019

    Away: Journey to the Unexpected was first teased way back when the Switch was first launching into the world, being listed in an infographic which aimed to show a selection of indie games heading to the console in 2017. Now, though, we've been treated to a brand new trailer to show off some of the title's gameplay. Check it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bandai Namco Brings Highschool Tank Warfare To Switch Next Year

    Japan only, for now

    Bandai Namco will be releasing Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX on the Switch in Japan next year. The game stems from the bizarre 2012 anime and film series about a group of high school girls who engage in tank warfare as a sport. This is an enhanced version of the PlayStation 4 title and adds new tanks and characters from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Waku Waku Sweets Brings Cooking Sim Joy To Nintendo Switch This Week

    Over 100 recipes to master

    Cooking simulation game Waku Waku Sweets will bring its delectable delights to Nintendo Switch this week, it has been revealed. The trailer above gives us a good look at what you can expect to see and do, with players taking on the role of the aptly named Lime to cook up various treats. Using Joy-Con motion controls,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Vertical Shoot 'Em Up Aleste Set To Make A Comeback Next Year, Switch Version A Possibility

    Celebrating its 30th anniversary

    Japanese developer M2 has revealed that a brand new game in the Aleste series is on the way. The game is set to launch in Japan next year. Originally launching for the Master System back in 1988, Aleste is a vertically-scrolling arcade shoot 'em up which saw a number of releases in the late '80s to early '90s. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Challenging Puzzle-Shooter Solar Flux Blasts Its Way Onto Switch Next Month

    "Simple to play but with immense depth"

    Indie developer Firebrand Games has announced that its puzzle-shooter game Solar Flux is soaring towards a release on Nintendo Switch. It'll arrive on 11th December. Originally launching on Steam and mobile devices, Solar Flux lets players take on the role of a ship tasked with reigniting the cores of stars...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday18th Nov 2018

  • News Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet Is Splashing Onto The Switch Early Next Year

    Fun in paradise

    Last time we heard about Team Ninja's Dead or Alive series, was when the developer was queried about the possibility of the sixth entry coming to the Nintendo Switch at this year's E3. It was explained how technical hurdles would need to be overcome before a release was even considered. Now, in somewhat of a surprise announcement at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Dead or Alive
    • Team Ninja
  • News Infamous Pokémon Save Data Editor Has Been Updated To Support Pokémon: Let's Go

    Gotta save 'em all

    Since the beginning of the Pokémon game series, hacks and exploits have allowed special items and creatures to be duplicated. Unfortunately, 20 years on, nothing appears to have changed. Yesterday, the infamous 'PKHex' program received a significant update. If you're not sure what this is, it's an application that essentially...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
  • News Dev Behind Darksiders II For Wii U Worked On An E3 Demo Nintendo Never Showed

    No harm done

    Reflect on the troubled era of the Wii U generation and you might recall the 2012 launch title Darksiders II, developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. Being one of the few third-party releases during this time, it remained one of the standout games throughout the system's life - often drawing comparisons to The Legend of Zelda and...

    • Wii U
    • Nintendo
    • THQ
  • News Dragon: Marked for Death Delayed Until January 2019

    Playing the waiting game

    For better or worse, the release of Dragon: Marked for Death by the talented team at Inti Creates has been delayed until 31st January 2019 in both North America and Europe. The eShop title was originally due out next month on 13th December and has now been pushed back to launch around the same time as the physical version,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Aqua Kitty Developer Announces Twin-Stick Dungeon Shooter Iron Crypticle For Switch

    Targeting an early 2019 release

    Tikipod - the developer responsible for Aqua Kitty UDX - has announced Iron Crypticle will be making its way to the Switch eShop early on in 2019. The game is a twin-stick arcade dungeon shooter previously released on multiple other platforms and is said to channel classics like Smash TV and Ghosts 'n Goblins. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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