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  • News Ubisoft's CEO Shares Views On Partnership With Nintendo And State Of The Video Game Industry

    A veteran’s insight

    When Geoff Keighley interviewed Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, at this year’s E3, the pair spoke about an array of topics ranging from the current state of the video game industry to the French publisher’s recent collaborations with Nintendo. In response to a question about the state of the industry, Guillemot noted the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • News Splatoon 2 Returns To Top Of Japanese Gaming Charts 48 Weeks After Launch

    Inkredible!

    There’s no denying the fact Splatoon has become one of Nintendo’s most marketable modern IP. The first and now second game in the series has paved the way for a bright future. Even in the short time frame of their existence, the inklings have made a surprise cameo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and were recently added to the Super...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Splatoon
  • Feature Chronicling The Legend Of Zelda With Dark Horse Comics

    Editor Patrick Thorpe on working with Nintendo

    When it comes to breaking down world-building and exploring lore, few games offer as much character and exposition as the wonderful world of The Legend of Zelda. Thanks to a fruitful ongoing collaboration with Nintendo, North American comics/book publisher Dark Horse Comics has been producing all manner...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Zelda
  • Video Yo-Kai Watch 4 Teaser Trailer Reconfirms 2018 Release Date For Japan

    Western audiences still waiting for the third game

    During the month of April, it was announced the next installment in Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise would be released on the Nintendo Switch. Simply known as Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game was scheduled for Japan later this year. CoroCoro - a monthly Japanese manga magazine - has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
    • Yo-Kai Watch
  • News Second Season Of The Castlevania Netflix Series Arrives “Later This Year”

    Trevor Belmont will return

    If you’ve been wondering what the latest developments are with the Castlevania Netflix series, the writer of the animation, Warren Ellis, recently provided a small update via Twitter. His message is the second season of the bloody and violent show will arrive later this year. He’s also reconfirmed it will be comprised...

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
  • News Mario Tennis Aces Won’t Let You Play A Regular Game Of Tennis, And Players Aren't Happy

    Game, game and match

    According to Eurogamer, there are a number of disgruntled Mario Tennis Aces owners. The uproar stems from the fact the game, outside of CPU tournaments, only allows users to play a streamlined version of tennis, following the same scoring, but not the fully established game, set and match rules. Instead, it’s the best of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Saturday23rd Jun 2018

  • News Capcom Explains Reasoning Behind Mega Man’s New Look In His Latest Outing

    An intricate design process

    Mega Man has undergone a number of physical transformations over the years and in his next outing, Mega Man 11, he’ll adopt a fresh new look. In a collection of videos about the latest game in the long-running series, Capcom explained why exactly the iconic character has had a design tweak. Apparently, it’s all...

    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Big The Cat, Chao And Amy Will All Be Playable In Team Sonic Racing

    An exciting reveal to celebrate Sonic's Birthday

    In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's birthday, SEGA has revealed three new racers for the upcoming title, Team Sonic Racing, during a live stream event in Tokyo.  These characters include Big the Cat, four Chao in one vehicle and Sonic's love interest, Amy Rose. Amy's reveal might not be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Digital Foundry Praises The Switch Port Of Paladins

    A "remarkable" effort

    Digital Foundry is at it again, this time putting the Paladins - Founder's Pack through a series of tests to find out if it's potentially the best third-party port we've seen so far on the Switch. Starting out with a review of the framerate, the analysis is quick to note how the game in docked mode runs at a smooth 60fps,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Digital Foundry
    • Paladins
  • Feature The Real Wizard: A Nintendo World Champion's Tale

    Jeff Hansen talks about his past life as a gaming superstar

    Nintendo – perhaps more so than any other video game company – knows the captivating power of rose-tinted nostalgia. Many of its key franchises were established during the '80s and '90s, and in recent years, Nintendo has doubled-down on its efforts to exploit our love of the past with...

    • Feature
    • Nintendo World Championships
    • Retro
    • Jeff Hansen
  • News Team Cherry Are “Working” On Making A Hollow Knight Physical Release Happen

    No need to be bugged about this

    In an interview earlier this year, Team Cherry said a physical release of Hollow Knight was “absolutely” on the cards. With the gorgeous and grim Metroidvania now digitally available via the Switch eShop, the Australian-based studio behind the title has once again spoken out about a potential physical copy of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon GO ‘Friends’ And Trading Services Are Now Live

    Just like old times

    On Tuesday we reported the new ‘Friends’ feature for Pokémon GO would rollout later this week. With Niantic slowly making this service and trading available to higher level players over the past day, the major release of the ‘Friends’ and social features is now live. This makes the services accessible to all trainers and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived once more, and with E3 now a mere memory, we can return to grabbing a few quiet moments with our Nintendo Switches. Team Nintendo Life has many a game on the go between them this week, so read on to hear which titles have grabbed our attention. And we want to hear from you too, so feel...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Take An Emotionally-Charged Adventure Through Hell When Pinstripe Arrives On Switch In “About A Month”

    Discover the dark secrets of a father's past

    Yet another emotionally-driven platform game is being ported across to the Switch, with the developer of Pinstripe announcing via Twitter his game is “about a month” out from release.   The adventure by Thomas Brush – creator of the award-winning games Coma and Skinny – has you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Arena Of Valor Closed Beta Starts On 28th June, Participants Receive Exclusive In-Game Skin

    Prepare for battle!

    At the start of the month we found out a closed test for the upcoming MOBA, Arena of Valor, would soon be available to Switch owners in both North America and Europe. Tencent Games has now locked in the exact dates, with the beta running for two weeks from 28th June to 12th July. It's also been revealed participants will re

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Friday22nd Jun 2018

  • News Switch Hackers Are Now Forcing Adult-Themed Imagery Into Super Mario Odyssey

    The Switch hacking woes continue

    Just lately, every day seems to bring more troubling stories of hacking issues on Switch; already this week we've seen Splatoon 2 players being forced to play with unreleased content by game hackers, as well as some rather bold movements from Nintendo itself to combat attempted piracy. This

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Random This 'Joy Boy' Hardware Concept Could Be The Virtual Console Solution We Need

    Shame it's just an idea at the moment

    Nintendo has been very clear that the concept of the Virtual Console is a relic of the past; on Switch, it seems that the company has other ideas about how to distribute retro games on its latest console. However, that hasn't stopped Nintendo fan and indie developer JayH from dreaming up this

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Retro
  • Random Yoshi Gets Cut From The German Box Art For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Going extinct

    It's not unusual for a game's box art to be adjusted in various regions - and sometimes they're even completely different - but when it comes to a cover as character-heavy as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, any changes means someone's almost certainly getting the cut. For the German release of the game, it's fallen to none other than...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Random
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    Switch eShop

    Review Paladins - Founder's Pack

    We are the Champions

    With Nintendo Switch fast accumulating all manner of new multiplayer experiences - including the global phenomenon that is Fortnite - it seems fitting the plucky hybrid machine would add another competitive string to its bow. Enter Paladins, a hero shooter that does an impressive of job of bringing the full experience to a new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Paladins
  • News Atari Comes Under Fire For Seemingly Knowing Very Little About Its Crowdfunded VCS Console

    "We've got a lot of work to do"

    Atari - not the Atari of your dad's generation but the new Atari which is basically a company that owns the brand - has been in the press a lot of late. The 'new' company is doing everything it can to profit from the cachet which surrounds gaming's first major player, from licencing the logo for

    • Atari
    • Hardware
    • Industry
    • Retro
  • Feature What Makes A Person Sell Their Entire Retro Games Collection?

    "I'm just hoarding and not even appreciating them"

    Even if you're a digital-only gamer and seek to reduce clutter in your household at every available opportunity, it's easy to see the appeal of retro game collecting. The intrinsic allure of physical items continues to drive sales on modern systems with a seemingly endless procession of collector's...

    • Features
    • Retro
  • News Bethesda Sues Warner Bros. Claiming Fallout Shelter Code Has Been Stolen

    New Westworld mobile game looks suspicious...

    Fallout series developer and publisher Bethesda is reportedly suing Warner Bros. and Behaviour Interactive over the new Westworld mobile game, claiming it uses code originally created for Fallout Shelter. Fallout Shelter is a free-to-play game which recently arrived on Nintendo Switch, tasking...

    • Bethesda
    • Fallout
    • Legal
  • Hands On Exploring The Future Of Retro Gaming With Polymega

    Hello, lovely

    If you’ve been keeping your eyes on these pages, you know that we’re keenly interested in Polymega, the new retro console by Playmaji, Inc. We tracked down Bryan, the company’s founder on the E3 show floor last week to talk about, and more importantly, actually play the thing. The Polymega is a sight to behold in the flesh; it...

    • E3 2018
    • Polymega
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Features
  • News CoroCoro Shares Entire Splatoon Manga Online For Free For A Limited Time

    Take a look while you can

    CoroCoro Comic - a monthly Japanese manga magazine that often shares and creates content on video game franchises - has uploaded a complete Splatoon manga online for free viewing. This particular manga, which features both the newly introduced Octoling characters and the new Spy Gear, comes from this month's magazine...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Japan
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is Now Available To Pre-Order From The Nintendo UK Store

    Smash-themed GameCube controller available, too!

    The recently revealed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has appeared on the Nintendo UK store, and you can get your pre-orders in right now! The highly anticipated return for the franchise was the most talked about game at E3 last week, no doubt exciting fans all around the world. Alongside the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Smash Bros
    • UK
  • News NIS America Outlines The Patch Plans For Ys VIII

    Japanese voice tracks incoming!

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana will be out in just a few days, bringing the series’ fun, action RPG gameplay to many Nintendo fans for the first time. Indeed, we absolutely loved the game for our review, though there were a few noticeable bumps that hindered the gameplay experience a bit, with things like text issues...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ys VIII
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    Switch eShop

    Review Lost Sea

    Muddy waters

    Lost Sea is the latest roguelike to hit the Switch, and unfortunately, it doesn't fare too well against the competition. With poor presentation, questionable mechanics, and sometimes-frustrating gameplay, Lost Sea is bound to drift away into the depths of the eShop, where it likely won't make much of a splash (that's the last...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Lost Sea
  • News Capcom Could Release More Cloud-Based Games On Nintendo Switch

    But it's waiting to see how Resident Evil 7 performs first

    Capcom is exploring the possibility of bringing more cloud-based games to the Nintendo Switch, The Wall Street Journal has reported. The Japanese giant recently released a cloud-based version of Resident Evil 7 on the console in Japan, using a unique rental system where players pay for game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
  • News Inazuma Eleven Ares Will Reach Western Shores In 2019

    New anime coming this fall in Europe

    Level-5 has revealed that Inazuma Eleven Ares will be released in the west next year, with a new anime series hitting Europe and North America in the coming months, too. The news comes as part of Level-5's 20th anniversary celebrations, during which the company has shared plans for some of its upcoming titles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 6

    Switch eShop

    Review Drawful 2

    Pictionary this

    Once resigned to The Jackbox Party Pack (which appeared on Nintendo Switch back in 2017), the co-operative party game that is Drawful returns with a solo outing that’s just as silly and throwaway as the original version. And while it’s a no-go for solo players, those looking for some couchplay tomfoolery need look no further...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Random New Study Finds That Super Mario Is Basically Super Human

    Mama mia!

    We all know that Mario is a pretty super guy, risking his own life on countless occasions to save a princess who never really seems all that grateful for his efforts, but we now have scientific proof that he is indeed a superhero. Not only that, but his physical prowess is so magnificent that he can actually outrun the fastest man on the...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
  • News Sniper Elite Studio Rebellion Is Working On Nintendo Switch Games

    "Switch is a really important format to us"

    UK-based Rebellion Developments is a pretty unique proposition within the games industry; its connection with the cult British comic 2000AD (which it owns) means that it can call upon famous properties such as Rogue Trooper and Judge Dredd, but it also creates its own range of IP, such as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 1-2-Switch's Milking Minigame Has Been Adapted For Nintendo Labo

    What an aMOOsing turn of events...

    Nintendo Switch launch game 1-2-Switch, at least on the surface, looked like it was going to be what Wii Sports was to the Wii, or Nintendo Land was to Wii U for the new console, showing off the system's fancy new tech and providing a good load of fun in the process. As it turned out, the game lacked the essential...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Video Go Postal With 11 Minutes Of Air Mail Gameplay On Switch

    You've got mail

    When it comes to games about planes and flight simulation, Nintendo Switch is fast becoming the most populous airspace in video games, and the platform is getting another aerial adventure in the form of the upcoming Air Mail. Placing you in the shoes of Scoop, the youngest pilot to join the Domeekan Island Fliers, your postal...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News Shikhondo - Soul Eater Is A Korean Bullet-Hell Shmup Coming To Switch This Summer

    Limited edition physical release on the way

    Digerati has announced that it will be bringing Shikhondo - Soul Eater, an intense bullet-hell shoot ‘em up, to Nintendo Switch this summer. Created by Korean-based independent developer DeerFarm, Shikhondo - Soul Eater features hypnotic barrage patterns, enemies inspired by Asian mythology, and a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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