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  • News Nintendo Highlights The Visual Changes in Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    HD hair

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is all set to be an enormous - and likely intimidating - release at the end of the year. Since its announcement it's nestled comfortably on plenty of wishlists, as it'll be the first hefty RPG from Monolith Soft on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo is keen to demonstrate, too, how the game continues to progress in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Golf Story Will Swing Into Action This Week on the Switch eShop

    Just making its September release window

    Golf Story has been capturing attention since it was first unveiled for the Switch eShop; developed by Sidebar Games, it blends RPG elements with retro-styled overhead golf. In the recent Nindies Showcase it was confirmed for a September release, and if the European Switch eShop is correct it'll hit that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Golf Story
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 2

    The second party has started

    Hot on the heels of The Jackbox Party Pack (actually released after the third instalment on Switch), is the second package in the (so far) trilogy on Nintendo Switch. In a similar set up to the other entries in the series there are five party games on offer in The Jackbox Party Pack 2; here is a breakdown of the games on...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox
  • News DOOM Will Be 720p When Docked, And Unsurprisingly There's No 'Motion' Aiming

    9GB multiplayer download is due to using a 16GB cart

    When we went hands on with DOOM on Nintendo Switch we were rather impressed with what we saw, albeit getting such a technically impressive game on the system is clearly a challenge. Demo events had attendees playing in portable mode to accentuate the technical achievement, though left some...

    • DOOM
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Outlines Season Pass Details for Fire Emblem Warriors

    Get a bridal costume for Lucina, too

    The Warriors series of games is never short of DLC, and Hyrule Warriors was no different on Wii U and 3DS. Now Fire Emblem Warriors is in line for a fair amount of extra content, and Nintendo of America and Europe has followed on from Koei Tecmo's Japanese website in providing some pricing and release timings. A...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • DLC
  • News Attack On Titan 2 Will Bring Havoc To Nintendo Switch

    Get ready to take on the titans!

    If you are a fan of the Attack on Titan anime, you'll be delighted to hear that Koei Tecmo is planning on bringing its upcoming Attack on Titan 2 game to Nintendo Switch, along with all the usual other consoles. In this second 'main' instalment of the game players are offered lots of new challenges, and you can also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Attack On Titan
  • News Ultra Street Fighter II Had A Better UK Debut Than Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite

    New crossover could only make it to 12th in the UK chart

    Ultra Street Fighter II might be considered a lazy (if fun) piece of Switch software, but it would seem that the all-important Street Fighter brand is more powerful than you might assume.  According to the latest retail sales figures in the UK, the Switch title had a stronger debut than...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
    • UK
  • News Monster Hunter Stories x The Legend of Zelda Free DLC is Live This Week

    Epona joins the fight

    The Monster Hunter games on Nintendo hardware have always been generous with regular and tempting free DLC, often in the form of outfits and weapons that can be unlocked. Monster Hunter Stories is no different, and when it was released in Japan its Legend of Zelda crossover content was particularly eye-catching...

    • 3DS
    • Monster Hunter
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Feature Dashing Through Super Meat Boy and Catching Up with Tommy Refenes

    "It’s like coming back to an old friend"

    One of the break-out indie titles to go mainstream was the original Super Meat Boy; back in 2010 it was lavished with praise and won over plenty of gamers. Now returning and hoping to skewer the competition, we have Super Meat Boy Forever. Changing the gameplay up whilst keeping the traditional...

    • Super Meat Boy Forever
    • Team Meat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Interview
  • Random Switch Cosplayer Goes The Extra Mile at the Tokyo Game Show

    Meet "Switch head guy"

    Our man on the ground at the Tokyo Game Show brought us a lovely gallery of cosplay the other day, but nothing compares to the cosplayer we affectionately call "Switch head guy" at Nintendo Life Towers, who was also strutting their stuff during TGS this year. With the body of Mario and the head of a Switch, this is one of our...

    • Random
    • Videos
    • Cosplay
    • Nintendo Switch
    • TGS
  • News Pokkén Tournament DX and Pokémon Gold / Silver Make Their UK Chart Debuts

    Decent results all around

    Last week brought the latest notable Switch retail release in the UK, with Pokkén Tournament DX making its mark. It's the second 'deluxe' title from Nintendo in terms of taking a Wii U game and throwing in extra content, and it's had a decent start. Pokkén Tournament DX arrived in 5th place in the all-format chart,...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News X-Com Creator Was Asked To Get Involved With Development Of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

    "We had conversations about project ideas"

    Despite some early concerns about Ubisoft's turn-based tactical combat game Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, it turned out to be a great experience and worthy of picking up.  Naturally, comparisons were drawn by many to the popular alien invasion strategy series X-Com, which began in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Julian Gollop
    • Ubisoft

YesterdaySun, 24th Sep 2017

  • Gallery Cosplay At The Tokyo Game Show 2017

    Bayonetta! Link! Mario! Tingle!

    The Tokyo Game Show isn't just home to all the latest and greatest video games - like pretty much any gaming event these days, it also attracts hordes of cosplayers dressed as their favourite video game characters. This year's event has seen a bumper turn-out of Links, Marios, Princess Peaches and even Tingles, and...

    • Gallery
    • Cosplay
    • Tokyo Game Show 2017
    • Features
  • Random Sega Joins Up With Hooters To Promote Sonic Forces In Japan

    Yes, you read that right

    We almost didn't believe it ourselves, but Sega of Japan is teaming up with the racy restaurant chain Hooters to promote the forthcoming Sonic Forces. We can't help but feel this kind of marketing would be better suited for Sega's Yakuza franchise, but there you go.  The full, lurid details of the campaign are yet to...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo is Now 128 Years Old

    From Hanafuda playing cards to video game world domination

    On September 23rd, 1889, Fusajiro Yamauchi established the Nintendo Playing Card Company in Kyoto. Over one century later and a couple of Yamauchi generations since, would he have ever believed that we are now associating the word Nintendo with a pair of plumbing brothers and their strangely...

    • Nintendo
  • Video Check Out WeFly - Factor 5's Long Lost Pilotwings Game for Wii

    Fly me to the moon

    Factor 5 enjoyed quite a unique relationship with Nintendo. Due to some bad fortune, we already know that the company had a complete Rogue Squadron game on the Wii that sadly never saw the light of day, and we previously reported on their plans for a new Pilotwings game on the same hardware. Now former Nintendo Life contributor...

    • Factor 5
    • Wii
    • Pilotwings
  • Feature We Breeze Through Shu on Switch and Chat to Its Lead Designer

    "We're looking to learn from it, understand what's possible"

    The Switch has seen plenty of indies find success on the platform since the console's launch back in March. Now Coatsink Studios is aiming to contribute to this by bringing 2D platformer Shu to the Switch, with the previously released Caverns of the Nightjars DLC included in a purchase...

    • Shu
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • EGX 2017

Saturday23rd Sep 2017

  • News Super Mario Run Has a Major Update and Discount on the Way


    Super Mario Run was relatively successful for Nintendo on iOS and then Android, though it perhaps struggled to hit its expected heights; having a 'premium' mobile price didn't help. There are no deadlines with reviving mobile projects, however, and Nintendo seems keen to give the game another push. Nintendo of Europe has confirmed that a new...

    • Super Mario Run
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Critically Acclaimed Title, Inside, Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

    An Indie smash hit

    One of the biggest Indie hits of 2016 was Inside by Playdead, a studio that initially forged its reputation with the release of Limbo. Inside received extraordinary critical praise - our colleagues at Push Square gave it 10/10 - and the Steam community reviews are 'overwhelmingly positive' with almost 12,000 submissions. The good...

    • Switch eShop
    • Inside
    • Playdead
  • Feature Tokyo Game Show - A Nintendo Switch Publisher's Perspective

    Flyhigh Works and CIRCLE on their big push with Nintendo's system

    This weekend is one of the most anticipated periods in the Japanese gaming calendar, with the Tokyo Game Show halls being open to thousands of eager members of the public. Among the world's most popular and renowned expo events, it's a significant part of game promotion and reveals in...

    • Features
    • TGS
    • Tokyo Game Show
    • Nintendo Switch
    • FlyhighWorks
  • Watch The Nintendo Life Team Goes for Glory in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship - Live!

    Go team!

    Update: And congrats to Team Mako, which won the big prize! Original Article: Earlier this week we introduced you to the two guest players that had qualified for Team Nintendo Life, which have been competing in the Splatoon 2 UK Championship at EGX in Birmingham. And there's great news, they made it to the semi-finals! At t

    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch


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