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  • News It Looks Like Johnny Turbo Is Getting Into The Shmup Business On Nintendo Switch

    "Gues whats next"

    If the Nintendo Switch is your system of choice for shoot 'em up games, you'll be glad to hear another retro one is making a comeback. Johnny Turbo - one of gaming's worst mascots - and now the face of Flying Tiger Entertainment's classic line recently hopped on Twitter to tease another old school Data East title coming to the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • shmup
    • Flying Tiger
  • Random Become Peachette With Your Very Own Papercraft Super Crown

    Super gamers deserve a super crown

    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe allows new and old gamers alike to experience New Super Mario Bros. U and the expansion New Super Luigi U with a few extra features on the Nintendo Switch. In addition to 164 courses and multiplayer for up

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Peachette
    • Mario
  • News An Epic Bullet Glitch Has Been Discovered In The Switch Version Of Fortnite

    Oh no...

    If you enjoy a round or two of Epic's free-to-play battle royale multiplayer game Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch, you might have noticed a slump in your own performance in recent times. This has nothing to do with your own abilities, according to an in-game test Digital Foundry recently ran in each version of the game, there's a glitch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Epic Games
    • Fortnite

YesterdayWed, 23rd Jan 2019

  • News Mario Kart 8 Is Now The Second Best-Selling Racing Game Of All Time In The US

    Based on lifetime dollar sales

    Mario Kart 8 is now reportedly the second best-selling racing game of all time across the US, and everyone's favourite red hat-wearing, moustachioed plumber has only been beaten to pole position by his older self. The game has boosted and drifted its way to some seriously impressive levels of success, now just one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Sales
    • North America
    • US
  • News Switch Network Maintenance Could Impact Online Gaming This Week, 3DS And Wii U Also Affected

    Here are the times just in case...

    Nintendo has shared a newly-updated maintenance schedule for the Nintendo Network, revealing multiple sessions which could have an impact on online play across Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. There are three sessions taking place in total, each lasting for just a handful of hours. The information provided says that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Network
  • News Hideki Kamiya Shows Off Potential PlatinumGames Merchandise, Asks Fans To Share If Interested

    Retweets make the dream work

    It looks like a lovely collection of Platinum Games-inspired merchandise could well be on the way to an online store near you (and then instantly to your home via a cardboard box, we imagine). Or at least, it will be if fans show enough demand to make it happen. The studio's game designer and director Hideki Kamiya has...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Merchandise
  • News CrossCode Brings Its SNES-Style Action-RPG Goodness To Switch With Exclusive Content

    40-80 hours of gameplay

    Today's Nintendo Indie Highlight presentation brought with it a nice little collection of promising titles, and joining that list is none other than CrossCode. CrossCode eventually arrived on PC last year after an Indiegogo crowdfunding project and a lengthy early access beta, and now it's making the jump to Switch. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Surprise! Goat Simulator: The GOATY Is Available On Switch Right Now

    Be the goat you've always wanted to be

    Among the surprise announcements during today's Nintendo Indie Highlights presentation was Goat Simulator: The GOATY. It's available to play on Switch as we speak. That's right, everyone's favourite game about possessing the body of a goat, exploring an open, suburban world, bashing into everything in sight,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News SteamWorld Quest Officially Revealed For Switch, A Turn-Based RPG In The SteamWorld Universe

    A roleplaying card game

    Revealed as part of today's Nintendo Indie Highlights presentation, SteamWorld Quest has been officially confirmed for Nintendo Switch. Developed by Image & Form - the studio behind SteamWorld Dig, SteamWorld Dig 2, and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Tactical Epic WarGroove Marches Into Battle Next Week

    And it looks worth the wait

    It has been confirmed that Chucklefish's highly-anticipated turn-based tactical game WarGroove will hit the Switch eShop on February 1st – that's next Friday, in case you were wondering. You can pre-order it now. Initially announced quite some time ago, WarGroove takes inspiration from the likes of Advance Wars and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wargroove
  • Video Watch The Nintendo Indie Highlights Presentation January 2019

    Nindies everywhere!

    The Nintendo Indie Highlights video is now live in all its glory and you can watch it for yourself right here! As promised yesterday, the video showcases just "some" of the indie games scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2019. From the brilliant and the unique to the utterly bizarre, Nindie games have been a huge part of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Video
  • Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Knocked Off Top Spot In Its Second Week

    Still secured second, though

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 14th - 20th January, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been knocked off top spot in its second week on sale, unlike its continued dominance in the UK. The newly released Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown takes the honours this week, with the PS4 version of the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nindie Round Up Clock Simulator, Neko Navy, Momodora, Stellar Interface And Hive Jump

    Some clocks, some cats, some gems

    The wonderful thing about the indie gaming scene is that it allows game developers to embrace their bizarre, deep-seated desires for game ideas, seemingly with no creative limits. Thus, we have Clock Simulator, a rhythm game that literally has you take the role of Father Time in an array of odd minigames. We also...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Rocket League Introduces Cross-Platform Friends List And Party System Next Month

    All inclusive

    Earlier this month, Rocket League joined the latest trend in gaming by supporting cross-platform play across all major consoles and PC. The service is incredibly welcome, of course, but the lack of a friends list and customisable matchmaking options left a little to be desired. At present, players are randomly matched with or against...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon Ultra Sun Was The Best-Selling 3DS Game In The US Last Year, Top Ten Revealed

    Followed closely by Ultra Moon

    It has been well documented that the Nintendo 3DS is really starting to slow down, with the number of new releases for the platform almost dwindling to a complete standstill. Having said that, a handful of new games did just about manage to find their way to store shelves last year, and the console's fantastic...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo 3DS
    • Sales
    • North America
    • US
  • News Bad Dream: Coma Brings Dark Adventure To Switch Tomorrow, And Every Decision You Make Is Vital

    "One wrong move and you're doomed"

    Tomorrow, Forever Entertainment is bringing indie developer Desert Fox's point-and-click adventure Bad Dream: Coma to Nintendo Switch, and it all looks pretty creepy. The game has been designed in such a way that, while all of your in-game decisions are essential, none of them are obvious. As you progress through...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018 In The US

    We all know number one

    Fascinating sales data has been flooding in over the last few hours, giving us a detailed insight into how Nintendo performed in the US last year. We already know that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was the fifth best-selling game of the year across all platforms, and that Switch was

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • North America
    • US
  • News Obtain Multiple-Character Spirits In The Next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event

    Gotta beat 'em all

    The weekly Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit board events don't appear to be stopping any time soon. Starting on 25th January, the next three-day spirit board event "The More The Merrier" will highlight multiple-character spirits. Below is the announcement tweet from the Nintendo Australia and New Zealand Twitter account along...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Was The Fifth Best-Selling Game Last Year In The US

    Five other Nintendo exclusives featured

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dominated in the month of December last year and has also placed fifth in the top 20 US software sales of 2018. According to The NPD Group, it was a record year for the video game market in general within the US - with the industry generating $43.4 billion in revenue. This is an 18...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • North America
    • US
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Dominates The US Game Charts In The Month Of December

    Unstoppable

    The main reason the Nintendo Switch was able to outsell rival platforms within the US in December last year is linked to the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which placed in the top spot on the charts. According to The NPD Group, Nintendo had six other titles in the top twenty best-selling games list to help increase Switch sales...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • US
  • News Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling System In December And Throughout 2018 In The US

    Sales success

    The success of the Switch surged to new heights in 2018. Throughout the year we heard about the ongoing sales of Nintendo's hybrid system and how a number of first-party titles broke records and sold out at launch. According to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group, the Switch was officially the best-selling games platform in...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • US
  • News Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Are Both Included On The One Game Card In Southeast Asia

    No download codes required

    Last weekend, listings on the Square Enix website and Amazon revealed Europe would be receiving physical releases for Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age - just like

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Bandai Namco
    • Square Enix
  • News Nintendo Power Podcast Wants To Know The Switch Games You're Most Looking Forward To In 2019

    Tell 'em

    As the first month of the year slowly draws to a close, company operations after the busy holiday period are beginning to return to normal. For example, Nintendo has officially announced it will be airing an indie-focused presentation tomorrow on its UK YouTube channel. Looking further ahead, Nintendo of America's Twitter account has...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday22nd Jan 2019

  • News God Of War's Art Director Is Still Drawing Realistic Smash Bros. Characters, And They're Amazing

    Oh BOY

    Earlier this month, we shared a selection of art pieces from God of War Art Director, Raf Grassetti, all of which were coming together to make a realistic-looking set of designs for characters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Whatever your thoughts on the designs, it's undeniable that an awful lot of talent has gone into each piece's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • God of War
    • Art
  • Deals Snag Yoshi's Crafted World For Under £40 And Get This Cute Little Egg Cartridge Case

    Adorable

    If you love Yoshi as much as we do (we'll ignore his tax evasion for today), then you'll no doubt be thinking about picking up a copy of Yoshi's Crafted World. A sequel to the excellent Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U, this game is launching for Nintendo Switch on 29th March - and we can't wait. With that release date rapidly approaching,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Soulja Boy Says His Next Console Will Feature Fortnite, Epic Games Says "No"

    What an absolute mess

    Amazingly, despite all of the recent shenanigans and probable legal action, rapper Soulja Boy is back yet again, this time claiming that he's working on another new console which will even be able to play Fortnite. If you're not caught up on your Soulja Boy video game console manufacturing news (who thought we'd ever be saying...

    • Soulja Boy
    • Fortnite
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Hosting New Indie Highlights Video Presentation Tomorrow

    Finally

    Nintendo has officially announced that a new indie-focused presentation is on the way, and it's airing tomorrow. The announcement comes via Nintendo's European social media accounts (as seen below) telling us that the video will showcase "some of the indie games" arriving on Switch in 2019. The video will be posted on the Nintendo UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nindies
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Term Used To Describe Octopath Traveler's Unique Art Style

    What could it mean?

    Square Enix has filed a few trademarks in Europe. The first is "HD-2D" and the second is "HD2D". The term "HD-2D" is used by the developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in its 2018 Switch release, Octopath Traveler. As Siliconera notes, the recent trademarks of these terms does not necessarily mean a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
  • Review Fight Of Gods - A Comically Bad Crossover That Nobody Asked For

    Blaspheme-'em-up

    When it comes to selling a new fighting game series, it really helps to have that special something to help it stand out. When your game title doesn’t include the words ‘Street Fighter’, ‘BlazBlue’, ‘Tekken’ or ‘Mortal Kombat’, the success of your violent creation can often rest on that unique USP. Unfortunately,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Fight of Gods
  • News Nintendo Seeking Experienced Manager To Help Grow Switch Online Service

    Apply today

    Nintendo of America has posted a job listing on its careers page seeking an "experienced manager" who can help grow and develop Nintendo's online subscription service on the Switch. The position is based in Redmond, Washington at the company's American headquarters. Below is a description of the role as well as the required duties:...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Online
    • US
  • Video Anyone Can Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate With These Replica Wax Seal Invitations

    Everyone is invited!

    If you feel as if there's still room to improve the current roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then perhaps you should send out a few of your own invites. Youtube channel GandaKris - previously known for creating a custom Bowsette amiibo - has now uploaded a new DI

    • Video
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Stardew Valley Performance Update Addresses Frame Rate Issues On Bigger Farms

    Smoother operations

    If you're still tending to your farm on a daily basis in Stardew Valley, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone has just released a new performance patch for the game. As you've probably already worked out, it's a patch that improves the game's overall performance. Over on Twitter, Barone said how this update would address the frame rate...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bandai Namco's SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Confirmed For Switch

    Revealed in a lengthy trailer

    Bandai Namco has announced that its recently revealed title SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays will be headed to Nintendo Switch this year. The game was seemingly revealed slightly ahead of time earlier this week via a teaser trailer, although no specific platforms had been mentioned at that time. Now, though, those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Tournaments For Smash Bros. Ultimate And Splatoon 2

    Across Europe and North America

    Nintendo has today unveiled a number of competitive tournaments scheduled to take place this year with both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 being featured. North America First up, in North America, both games will see a series of online qualifying events take place from February. These qualifiers are for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Splatoon
  • News The Lovely Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Art Book Has Been Delayed Due To Unexpected Demand

    Luckily, you won't have long to wait

    Just last week, Nintendo and Kadokawa shared the news that a gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles 2 art book was set to arrive in Japan. It has now been confirmed that the book's release has been delayed slightly after the product received an unexpectedly high number of pre-orders. The news comes via this tweet below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Art
    • Merchandise
  • News Langrisser I & II Demo Will Be Released On The Japanese eShop Early Next Month

    Still no sign of a western release

    Last August, the Japanese publication Famitsu revealed the first two entries in the tactical role-playing series Langrisser would be receiving remakes on the Nintendo Switch. The two in one deal was due to arrive in Japan on 7th February but has since been delayed until 18th April. In place of the launch is now a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Gets New Trailer And Physical Pre-Order Bonuses

    Ahead of its February release

    PQube and Arc System Works have today released a brand new trailer for BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition. Pre-order bonuses have also been revealed for the physical edition of the game. If you're not up to date on this one, BlazBlue: Central Fiction allows players to experience the final chapter of the BlazBlue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery Super Robot Wars T Gets Yet Another Batch Of Gorgeous Screenshots

    Don't mind if we do

    Back in November, a small avalanche of screenshots was released for the upcoming Super Robot Wars T. Amazingly, today brings even more, and the Nintendo Life office is so overwhelmed by the sheer number of JPEGs flying around that we have no choice but to pass them on to you lovely lot. That okay with you? In case you've missed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hori Is Releasing A Splatoon 2-Themed Tabletop Playstand For Your Switch

    And you can charge while playing

    If you like playing your Switch in tabletop mode, and especially if you like playing Splatoon 2 in tabletop mode, then this upcoming accessory may well be for you. This officially-licensed release is arriving in Japan on 31st March, complete with an adjustable tilt angle to suit your needs (so much better than the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Accessories
  • News Fishing Universe Simulator Casts A Line On Switch This Week

    Bait on Switch

    If you're a fan of your fishing sims, you're most certainly in luck, as Forever Entertainment is launching Fishing Universe Simulator on Switch in just two days' time. The game aims to be one of the most "comprehensive" fishing sims on the market, with a variety of fishing techniques and locations on offer. The publisher notes that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cross-Play Might Be Added To Mortal Kombat 11, But There Are No Immediate Plans

    Uniting the players, eventually

    As video games evolve, cross-play is becoming a more prominent feature by the day. On the fighting front, there haven't really been many attempts to implement this option as most titles associated with this genre have enough online struggles as it is. Still, it would be great to see it more often, considering how the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Video Hisashi Nogami And Shinya Takahashi Discuss The Making Of Splatoon

    Game being shown at London exhibition

    Back in September last year, we shared the news that Splatoon 2 was set to be featured in a new exhibition in London, UK. Four months in, the exhibition is nearing its end, but Nintendo UK has invited a very special pair of guests to check it out and talk all things Splatoon. Yes, the game's producer, Hisashi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Video

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