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TodaySat, 26th May 2018

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend is here, and about time, too. It's finally time to catch a breather and pick up your favourite Nintendo console for much-needed gaming time. And if you're here in the UK, it's a Bank Holiday weekend so you even get an extra day to belt around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or head out on an unforgettable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Talking Point

YesterdayFri, 25th May 2018

  • News Pokémon Switch Studio Reveals Game Design Details In Job Posting

    Apply now, or prepare to fight! Meowth, that’s right

    GAME FREAK inc. – best known as the development team behind the Pokémon videogame series – recently posted a job opening that may hint at the design of the latest game in the series for Nintendo Switch. Twitter user @pixelpar – who tweeted a photo of the listing, along with a brief...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Datamine Reveals 26 Potential Characters For Mario Tennis Aces

    Spoilers ahead

    Mario Tennis Aces, the next big first-party Switch game from Nintendo, is a mere month away so we're naturally in full-on rumour mode. One of the big questions doing the rounds right now concerns the as yet unconfirmed full roster for the game, but one datamining effort could have the answers. As always, the names listed below might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rumour
  • News Overwatch Producer Discusses The Possibility Of Bringing The Game To Switch

    The cavalry's here?

    One of the biggest shooters in the game industry right now is Overwatch, Blizzard’s popular hero-based shooter. Given the optimistic air of the game and the colorful cast that supports it, Overwatch seems like it’d be a good fit for Nintendo audiences, but Blizzard has been evasive in the past when discussing the possibility...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
  • News Zelda-Inspired Action RPG Songbringer Brings Top-Down Adventure To Switch Next Week

    "Dark times are coming"

    Double Eleven has announced that the Legend of Zelda-inspired Songbringer is headed to Switch next week, arriving on a Nintendo platform for the first time after its launch elsewhere last year. Songbringer tells the story of protagonist Roq as he journeys across an alien planet, bringing him more adventure, dangerous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fan Creates A Playable Version Of Super Mario Odyssey's RC Circuit In Mario Kart Wii

    A contender for future Mario Kart tracks?

    We've seen a rather generous supply of fan-made Super Mario game creations, hacks, and large-scale projects over the last few months; a couple of weeks ago saw the return of Super Mario 64 Online with Sonic as a playable character, and earlier in the year we had a re-imagining of Super Mario Bros. DS with 80...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Mario Kart
    • Mod
  • News Pokémon GO's Adventure Week Event Brings Extra XP, Rewards And More Rock Types

    Hard Nosepass

    Pokémon GO has a new event, one that's already kicked off on a smartphone near you, and it's brought all manner of special rewards and extra buffs to make your AR Pokémon hunting that bit more enticing. Oh, and if you like your rock types, you should definitely read on. There's some unique Field Research to be had, bringing...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Legendary Shiny Pokémon Zygarde Is Coming To Sun/Moon And Ultra For Free This June

    Shine bright like a Zygarde

    We're right in the thick of The Year of Legendary Pokémon, and The Pokémon Company has revealed details on the next powerful creature getting the free treatment in Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon. So this summer you can get your hands on a Shiny Zygarde in both versions of the game, each with calibrated stats to suit either...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
  • News Two Classic Super Famicom Games Are Set For A Special Reprint In Japan

    SNES who?

    There's been a spate of retro re-releases as of late in Japan, with publishers reissuing classic titles (and a few obscure gems) on their original platform. Japanese firm Tommo is the latest publisher to leap aboard the bandwagon, with two Super Famicom titles getting a reprint. It's been confirmed that Shodai Nekketsu Kpuha Kunio-kun...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Japan
    • Super Famicom
  • News New Castle Of Heart Update Includes Revamped Tutorial And Improved Animations

    It goes live today

    Castle of Heart, that hard as nails platformer that slashed and hacked its way onto the Switch eShop earlier this year, has just received a substantial new update - one that addresses a number of issues players - including our very own Damien McFerran in his review - have raised with its developer. As you can see from the patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News The New Gold Goomba Lite Event Will Tempt You Back To Super Mario Run

    Run, Mario, run

    Super Mario Run might not have as many rolling content updates as the likes of Pokemon GO and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but that doesn't mean Mario's first foray into smartphone gaming is event-free. Take the new Gold Goomba Life Event, which just went live on the premium endless runner/platformer. A smaller version of the Gold...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Mobile
    • Super Mario
  • News Superhot Director Really Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Switch

    "Nintendo is good with their stuff. Superhot would fit there well"

    We've had our strongest indication yet that unique time-bending shooter Superhot could be coming to Switch. Speaking to Destructoid at Poland's Digital Dragons convention, director Piotr Iwanicki revealed that a Switch port is actively being considered: There are plans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Superhot
    • Switch eShop
  • Deals Nintendo UK Store Offer Another Chance To Pick Up a NES Mini

    Avoid the scalpers!

    The NES Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES Mini to it's closest friends) was quite the treat when it launched in November 2016. We loved it in our hardware review, with 30 classic games on board rendered in pixel perfect HD, what's not to like? Well, maybe the controller cord length if we are nitpicking! One...

    • Deals
    • NES Mini
    • Retro
  • News Pirate Pop Plus Will Shiver Your Timbers On Nintendo Switch Next Week

    With a 20 percent discount, me hearties!

    13AM Games has revealed that Dadako Studios' Pirate Pop Plus is coming to the Switch eShop next week. The faux-retro title previously launched on 3DS and Wii U, and boasts a lovely Game Boy-like art style and Pang-like gameplay. We really enjoyed both of its previous versions, so we can't see any reason why...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Just Shapes & Beats Launches On The Switch eShop Next Week

    Feel the beat

    The Switch eShop has played host to several quality rhythm games over the months since launch, with the likes of Voez, Thumper, and Runner3 bringing plenty of musically infused action to the hybrid. Indeed, it still feels like the genre is a little underutilized on the Switch, but that issue will soon be helped by Just Shapes &...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Just Shapes & Beats

Thursday24th May 2018

  • Nintendo Download 24th May (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download goes live today on the various eShops, adding in an impressive new wave of titles to Switch, 3DS and Wii U - so be sure to log in and see what takes your fancy. As always, be sure to leave a vote in the weekly poll, and drop a comment or two below with your hot...

    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • Random Childish Gambino Sampled Donkey Kong Country And David Wise Definitely Approves

    Aquatic Ambiance is still relevant

    Childish Gambino's latest track might have captured the zeitgeist in 2018, but back in 2012 the man otherwise known as Donald Glover took inspiration from a very different source. Much to the delight of veteran VGM composer David Wise, who recently discovered the track 'Eat your Vegetables' uses a looped sample...

    • Random
    • Rare
    • Retro
  • News Mii Studio Provides An Easier Way To Create Miis

    Mii Two

    Nintendo's cartoon avatars, known as Miis have been around since the Nintendo Wii was unleashed back in 2006. Over the years we've seen Miis being used creatively in many games including Wii Sports, Miitopia, Miitomo, as well as StreetPass and Miiverse. Many had assumed that the writing was on the wall for Miis when Miiverse was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mii
  • Nintendo Download 24th May (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    Thursday is once again upon us, bringing with it a brand new Nintendo Download for all those lovely eShops. It's a big one this week, with everything from returning classics to some exciting new entries from the world of independent development. As always, leave a vote in the poll below and...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Europe
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Banner Saga

    Fate is in your hands

    As hinted by the title, The Banner Saga is part one of an epic Viking story where every choice you make directly impacts how your journey unfolds. It combines strategic turn-based combat with gripping text-based decision-making to draw you into a fictional world inspired by Norse mythology and filled with rich lore, as well as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Banner Saga
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    3DS

    Review Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    They see me rollin’

    It’s been quite a while since we last saw Nintendo’s cool, silent, tough-guy armadillo bounding around the Wild West, but the titular mammal has now made his return to the 3DS in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, bringing some fancy new tricks along for the ride. His original game Dillon’s Rolling Western was an interesting...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Dillons Dead Heat Breakers
  • News Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Doesn't Really Work Outside of Japan

    What a surprise

    Cloud gaming has proven to be a divisive subject; some feel it's a convenient and easy way to play games at a lower cost and with little space sacrificed. Others feel it's an unpredictable and buggy way to play something that should've just been ported properly. Regardless of how you feel, if you live in Europe or North America, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Resident Evil
    • Cloud Gaming
  • News Here's How A Nindie Developer Thinks The Switch eShop Could Be Improved

    Nindie tough love

    We recently stumbled across a list of ideas on Reddit from the studio head of SMG Studios (Death Squared, Super One More Jump) which set out a few practical (and some not so practical) ways in which the Switch eShop could be made a bit better for both consumers and indie developers. Nintendo has, of course, made great efforts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2's 1.41 Update Brings New Expansion Pass Quests

    It arrives on 25th May

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2's new update is due to arrive tomorrow (25th May), bringing with it a raft of new quests for those who have purchased the Expansion Pass. There are five different missions on offer, although the official titles for each may change as the names used below are from a direct Japanese translation:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop

    Review Punch Club

    Super punched out

    The idea of a fighting game in which you don't actually do any fighting might sound like an odd one, but that's precisely what you'll find in Punch Club. This is a conversion of a casual management simulator that started out life on PC and mobile before making its way to 3DS and other consoles last year. There have been no radical...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Punch Club
  • Gallery We Had Far Too Much Fun Posing This Bandai-Made Super Mario Toy

    "No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again"

    We get to do a lot of cool stuff here at Nintendo Life, such as playing new games, going to press events and connecting with you, our dear, dear readers. However, all of these wonderful things pale into insignificance when compared to the utter, unbridled joy of mucking about with toys. And...

    • Gallery
    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
  • News Japanese Version Of Resident Evil 7 On Switch Has An English Language Option

    Worldwide release when?

    Biohazard 7 - known as Resident Evil 7 in the rest of the world - has just been released on Switch in Japan. It's a cloud-based proposition which means you're playing a streamed version of the game from Capcom's servers, rather than running it direct from the console itself. There's no indication on whether or not Capcom has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Resident Evil
  • News Warner Bros. Teases The Official Announcement of LEGO DC Villains

    It’s good to be bad

    Probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry right now is the existence of LEGO DC Villains, an upcoming release in the long running LEGO franchise. Sources that leaked the existence of LEGO The Incredibles have discussed the existence of this game months ago, and early retailer listings haven’t helped with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO
  • News Give Tanks For Valkyria Chronicles 4's Memoirs From Battle Premium Edition

    Armoured core

    Last month we learned Valkyria Chronicles 4 was gearing up to bring the fight back to Nintendo with a much-anticipated Switch port, and now Sega has unveiled a brand new special edition that's bound to get fans of the franchise clearing space on their figurine shelves. The fully stocked Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition comes with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Could Get A Switch Port, But Only If It Sells Well On PC

    A perfect circle

    Back in March, we were treated to Subsurface Circular, a narrative-driven story from British developer Bithell Games. Well, it turns out Mike Bithell and co have already produced a second 'short' in the form of Quarantine Circular, another story-focused experience that's just launched on PC. Of course, with any release comes the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Award-Winning Musical Runner Lost In Harmony Finds Its Rhythm On Switch Next Month

    Rhythmic tapping and running combined

    Playdius and independent developer Digixart Entertainment have announced today that Lost In Harmony, a multi-award winning musical adventure game, will release on Nintendo Switch on 21st June. Lost In Harmony was originally released on mobile devices, blending an emotional story into a rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Long Way Down Mixes Deck-Building And Roguelite Exploration On Nintendo Switch

    Check out the teaser trailer right now

    Despite playing host to myriad genres and subgenres as of 2018, Nintendo Switch is still lacking when it comes to deck-building titles. And while A Long Way Down from French studio Seenapsis isn't a traditional CCG, it mixes the basic concept with monster-filled dungeons and roguelite risk. The result is a dark...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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