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TodayMon, 20th May 2019

  • News Resident Evil 4 On Switch Is Missing Something Pretty Major For Nintendo Fans

    A swing and a miss?

    We’re currently playing our way through Resident Evil 4 for our review, and while the prospect of once again enjoying what is perhaps the zenith of the entire franchise has pleased us greatly, there’s one thing missing from the Switch port: motion control. It would seem that Resident Evil 4 on Switch is very much a straight...

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  • Random $10,000 Pokémon Competition Winner Reportedly Found To Have Violated The Rules

    Talk about putting your foot in it

    Back in October, clothing brand Uniqlo hosted a competition which asked Pokémon fans to design a new t-shirt. The winner was to receive a lovely $10,000, a special trophy, invitation to an award ceremony in Tokyo, and even an invitation to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships. Earlier today, that very winner was...

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  • Video Learn Nintendo Labo Tips And Tricks With This 'Director Insights' Video Series

    Creatives assemble!

    Today, Nintendo has kickstarted a brand new video series entitled 'Nintendo Labo - Director Insights', giving fans more info on the company's clever cardboard creations. Starring Nintendo Labo director, Tsubasa Sakaguchi - who was also the director of the original Splatoon - the series will share "insights about the development...

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  • News CoroCoro To Share "Latest Information" On Pokémon Sword And Shield Next Month

    An E3 appearance on the cards?

    If you're looking forward to learning a little more about the next instalments in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch - it looks like you might just be in luck. According to Serebii, CoroCoro Ichiban (a sister magazine of the monthly CoroCoro Comic) has revealed that its next issue...

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  • News Double Fine's RAD Brings Its Apocalyptic 3D Action To Switch This August

    Fresh from its Nindie Showcase reveal

    Bandai Namco and developer Double Fine Productions have revealed that RAD will be mutating onto Nintendo Switch on 20th August. First revealed just a couple of a months ago, this one seemed to go down pretty well with fans when it aired in Nintendo's Spring Nindie Showcase. Players are tasked with taking on all...

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  • News Vectronom Brings An Intense Take On Rhythm Action To Switch Next Week

    New trailer shows gameplay in action

    Note: This video contains flashing lights and rapidly changing colours. Upcoming rhythm action title Vectronom will be aiming for the high notes on Switch next week, it has been confirmed. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released. We first shared news on this one back in January, with its pulsating

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  • News Could A 'Switch Mini' Be Key To Nvidia's Financial Revival?

    "We've returned to growth in gaming"

    As we all know, Nvidia makes the clever little chips that go inside the Nintendo Switch, and its alliance with the Kyoto veteran has proven to be a profitable one thus far. However, Nvidia's business goes beyond the Tegra line of silicon and includes cryptocurrency mining, AI, automobile tech, data centres and...

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  • News Pre-Orders Go Live For New Switch Controller With Integrated Voice Chat And Audio Jack

    Doing what Nintendo'nt

    If you've been left frustrated by Nintendo's lack of options for voice chat support with the Switch, this new controller may well be worth a good look. First revealed at the beginning of April, the new Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller from accessory maker PDP features an audio jack for game audio and integrated in-game...

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    • Accessories
    • Hardware
  • News Cave's Legendary Shmup ESP Ra.De. Is Coming To Switch, Courtesy Of M2

    Psychic Force

    Emulation expert M2 has revealed that it is bringing Cave's 1998 vertical shooter ESP Ra.De. to the Nintendo Switch. Never released outside of arcades, ESP Ra.De. sees you assuming the role of one of three humans blessed with extra-sensory abilities. Armed with the power of flight and the ability to fire frickin' lasers from your...

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  • Review Pokémon Rumble Rush - A Simple Free-To-Play Outing That Only Hardcore Fans Will Love

    Get ready to rumble

    Pokémon Rumble Rush is the fifth in the Pokémon Rumble series and the first to enter the mobile fray. This game takes the mechanics of the series to new levels by providing another Pokémon “Game as a Service” Experience, and unlike the previous Pokémon Rumble games, there’s not much of a story to this game. You get sent...

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  • UK Charts Mario Has Two Games In The Top Ten, Rage 2 Debuts At Number One

    Sniper Elite the only Switch newcomer

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 18th May, revealing that Mario has managed to secure two top ten positions in another mostly quiet week at retail. A few Nintendo Switch games are scattered in and around the top twenty (below), and newcomer Sniper Elite V2 Remastered has debuted in 13th spot. The...

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  • News Mario Kart Tour Beta Test Emails Appear To Be Rolling Out To Lucky Players

    Check your inboxes!

    It would appear that those fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in the closed beta test for Mario Kart Tour are starting to be notified via email. If you applied for the chance to take part, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox. Last month, Nintendo opened beta test applications for Android users in Japan and...

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  • Gallery These Pokémon x Super Mario Crossover Designs Are Wonderfully Weird To Behold

    All original 151 Pokémon in the works

    Plenty of Nintendo franchises are known for their adorable cast of cute, cuddly and colourful characters, many of which stay with us through our childhood and beyond. Super Mario and Pokémon are prime examples of this; with literally hundreds of character designs between them, both franchises have somehow...

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  • News Pokémon Detective Pikachu Takes International Number One For Second Week In A Row

    Avengers who?

    It's safe to say that there have been some pretty major film releases hitting cinemas just recently, but our furry friend Detective Pikachu is doing just fine alongside his Hollywood superstar companions. The Pokémon film has managed to keep hold of its number one spot at the international box office for a second week in a row...

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  • News Hollow Knight's European Physical Release Has Been Delayed

    North America not affected

    The European physical release of Switch indie hit Hollow Knight has been delayed, Fangamer has confirmed. The North American release is still launching as expected. The news comes from Fangamer's official Twitter account, which notes that both the physical release of the game in Europe and the worldwide physical release...

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    • Europe
  • News Retro Shoot ‘Em Up Cotton Making A Surprise Comeback On Switch

    Bewitched!

    Great news for shoot 'em up aficionado as Beep has officially confirmed it is working on a brand new Cotton franchise reboot – heading to multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch. While there isn't much information about this new entry at the moment, the company has revealed it will be based on the X68000 Japanese computer home...

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    • Cotton
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YesterdaySun, 19th May 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This list of the console's...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the previous generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too many games, not enough time to play them all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

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  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    On the 8th anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' arrival on European shores, and as dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of the console's long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's...

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  • Feature Best Game Boy Games

    As voted for by you

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

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  • Video Can Team Sonic Racing On Switch Keep Pace With The PlayStation 4 Version?

    See for yourself

    As you might have already heard, our copy of Team Sonic Racing hasn't arrived yet. As a result, our review for this game will be going live post-launch. For anyone who is eager to pick up or download the Switch version right away, but is worried about how it performs compared to the other releases, this is rather concerning...

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  • News There's No Need To Worry About Paid DLC Or Microtransactions In Team Sonic Racing

    It's all there on the game card

    In a recent Sonic the Hedgehog live stream over on YouTube and Twitch, Sega's Aaron Webber answered a question about microtransactions, paid DLC and if anything similar will feature in Team Sonic Racing. Despite many companies embracing this model like there’s no tomorrow, Sega's development team have apparently...

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  • Rumour A Sequel To Detective Pikachu Is Already In Development

    Pika-two

    If you haven't seen the live-action movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu yet, you might want to hurry up. After an electrifying opening weekend, ComicBook.com is reporting a sequel is already in the early stages of development. According to the source, multiple individuals involved in the original production have confirmed Legendary...

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  • Review Deponia - An Amusing Graphic Adventure Which Is Totally Overpriced On Switch

    The Simpsons meets Monkey Island?

    In its third year, the Nintendo Switch has gained a somewhat justified reputation as a ‘port machine’, and while games such as Onimusha and DOOM have been welcomed with glee and enjoyment, others have arrived with an Alan Partridge-style shrug and a ‘How Much?!’ shouted from the garden. With that, we have...

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  • Random These 3D Concepts Have Us Dreaming Of A Nindie amiibo Line

    Stunning work

    Nintendo's amiibo line has been an absolute cash cow for the Japanese company since arriving alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in 2014. To date, there are more than 170 amiibo available. While most of them are based on first-party Nintendo titles, there are a few exceptions such as Yacht Club's Shovel Knight. If you've always...

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  • Review Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX - Yet Another Half-Hearted Anime Tie-In

    A bit of a mis-fire

    For the uninitiated, Girls und Panzer is the sole manga/anime series brave enough to tackle an issue we've all been searching for an answer for but until now were too afraid to ask: What would happen if girls practised tank-based martial arts as a school sport? Dear readers, wonder no more. Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX...

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  • News Katana Zero Is Receiving A "Significant Update" At The End Of This Month

    You'll even be able to pet a cat

    Katana Zero has been one of the standout indie releases of 2019. Now, a little over a month after its release on the Switch and PC, the game's developer Askiisoft has revealed a significant update is arriving at the end of May. This will include a brand new hard mode, speedrun mode and a fixed optional stealth...

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  • News Winter-Themed Update Adds A Frosty New Location And Team To Xenon Racer

    Includes a new car and three new tracks

    When Xenon Racer arrived on the Switch eShop in March, it looked like a potato and ran like one, too. In an attempt to fix up this mess, 3DClouds added a Quality/Performance display option to this version of the game. Now that the Switch iteration has been slightly improved, the developer has refocused its...

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Saturday18th May 2019

  • Guide How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon And Glaceon In Pokémon GO, With Or Without A Lure Module

    The name trick is back

    After months and months of waiting, the last of the non-legendary Pokémon from Generation 4 have finally arrived in Pokémon GO. The update has introduced another two evolutions for the super versatile Eevee - Leafeon and Glaceon. Both of these Pokémon were first seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, giving players more ways...

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  • News Talented Artist Recreates Red And Blue Starter Evolutions As Different Pokémon Types

    Which one would you pick?

    Part of what made the original Pokémon games so special on the Game Boy was the starter pocket monsters you could select from. You had the choice of the grass/poison-type Bulbasaur, the water-type Squirtle, and the fire-type Charmander. As your journey progressed, each of these creatures evolved into more powerful...

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  • Random The Internet Is Obsessed With Nintendo's Good Boy, Undodog

    The top dog in Super Mario Maker 2

    One of the highlights during the recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation was the confirmation of Undodog, a good boy who is one of the many helpful characters Mario will encounter in the brand new story mode. If you're not familiar with Undodog (also known as Undo Dog), he first appeared in the 1992 Super...

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  • Video This Fan-Made Super Smash Bros. Mini-Series Looks Incredibly Promising

    Watch this 18-second sample

    If the World of Light cinematic in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate left you craving a proper story set within the Smash universe, this new fan-made mini-series might be worth keeping an eye on. As Nintendo seemingly has no intentions to release its own movie or web series based on its all-star cast in the immediate future, a...

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    • EarthBound
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  • Video 19 Secret Details Hidden In The Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Presentation

    Watch and learn

    You've watched the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct multiple times over, found out a bit more thanks to the game's eShop listing and perhaps heard more detailed explanations, so why not take the time out to listen to our lovely senior video producer, Alex Olney, talk about 19 secret details hidden in the latest presentation. Yep, we're...

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  • News It Looks Like Super Mario Maker 2 Will Include Same-Screen Multiplayer

    Play through levels together on a single Switch

    The recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation earlier this week bombarded us with a stack of new information about the upcoming Switch release, within the space of 17-minutes. While Nintendo has made it clear the game will support 4-player online and local wireless multiplayer, the press release...

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  • News Korean Ratings Board Suggests Luigi's Mansion 3 Will Be Ready To Scare This Summer

    Spooky stuff

    With all the hype surrounding the next Animal Crossing game, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC and Super Mario Maker 2 more recently, we wouldn't hold it against you if you forgot Luigi's next spooky outing for the Switch is also due out this year. In case it slipped your mind,

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  • Review Silence - A Gorgeous Point-And-Click Adventure For Genre Newcomers

    Bringing some noise to the genre on Switch

    To slightly quote Sundar Pichai’s opening line at the Google Stadia event; ‘I don’t play point-and-click games’, but for many, Silence can become the exception and one that players new to the genre will come back to time and time again. It’s a part-spinoff, part-sequel to The Whispered World, a...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 18th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    With that lovely Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct and the surprise launch of a new Pokémon smartphone game, it's been yet another busy week for us here at Nintendo Life. Still, it's now time to sit back and relax for another weekend, and we've gathered together to speak about our gaming plans. We'd love...

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