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TodayFri, 22nd Feb 2019

  • News Gunman Clive Creator Brings Mechstermination Force To The Switch This Spring

    Take down mechs and save the world

    Bertil Hörberg recently released the Gunman Clive HD collection on the Switch eShop, so what's the Swedish-based developer up to now? It turns out he's actually been working on a new game for the past 1.5 years, with two others. Mechsternmination Force is a platform action title where you take on gigantic bosses...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Microsoft Plans To Bring Xbox App And Game Pass To Nintendo Switch

    Ori and Project xCloud also expected

    At the start of this month, it was discovered Microsoft would be discussing its plans to make Xbox Live compatible with mobile platforms and the Nintendo Switch at this year's Game Developer Conference. Now, in today's update, Direct-Feed Games – known for its strong track record when it comes to rumours –...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Microsoft
    • Xbox
    • Nintendo

YesterdayThu, 21st Feb 2019

  • News Reggie Fils-Aime Is Retiring After 15 Notable Years At Nintendo of America

    Bowser named new president!

    After a more than successful product launch with the Nintendo Switch and 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, it comes as something of a shock as it is revealed that Reggie Fils-Aime will soon be retiring from the company. With almost 13 years under his belt as President and COO, Reggie has become something of a...

    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Business
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Rhythm Game VOEZ Gets Updated With Yet Another Bunch Of Free Tracks

    16 new additions to its considerable tracklist

    VOEZ, the rhythm game from Rayark Inc., has received an update with 16 new songs added to its already substantial catalogue. These tracks and the ones added previously now take the total number to a whopping 201 by our count. Below is the full list of additions in version 1.6: energy by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Legend Of Zelda And Famicom Disk System Are 33 Years Old Today

    Seems like there's an anniversary every year...

    As time marches on inexorably - week after week, year after year - it should come as no surprise that The Legend of Zelda is 33 years old today. No, not the cartridge version - that wouldn't make an appearance until July '87 in North America - we're talking about the Famicom Disk System original. The...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Japan
    • Famicom Disk System
  • News Beyond Enemy Lines Looks To Capture The Feel Of Classic Call Of Duty

    You know, before the spectacle or the lasers or Frank Underwood

    If you're tired of all the Hollywood spectacle of modern shooters and long for a simpler time without frame-sapping particle effects and or scripted sequences, you might want to keep an eye out for Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations. An Unreal Engine 4 game which saw release on PC...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Trials Rising On Switch Doesn't Rise Up To The Challenge Of Its Rivals

    Shocking differences between versions on other platforms

    Anybody who's been playing video games for a few decades will probably recall draw distance 'fog' with a little nostalgia nowadays. The trick of disguising just how close to the player the game was drawing in objects by dousing the level in a thick mist was prevalent in the Nintendo 64 era,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Trials
  • News HAL Laboratory Celebrates Its 39th Anniversary With A Cute BOXBOY Comic

    Happy Birthday to the House of Kirby!

    As noticed on Twitter by @teamkirby92, the developer that brought us Kirby, BOXBOY, Earthbound, Smash Bros. and much more is celebrating 39 years in the video game business with a little comic featuring Qbby and his companion, Qucy. Below is the entire comic, plus a translation courte

    • HAL
    • Kirby
    • BOXBOY
  • Nintendo Download 21st February (North America)

    Trials Rising, LEGO Movie 2, Caterpillar Royale!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch Retail: Trials Rising (Ubisoft, Tue...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 21st February (Europe)

    Mutant Football League! Steins;Gate Elite! Aragami!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Mutant Football League:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Face Personal Demons In YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- Today On Switch

    One to pencil in the diary?

    Launching today on Switch, YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- puts you in the shoes - and the dreams - of a young girl forced to deal with the monsters she encounters in the world of her own subconscious. It's a surrealistic adventure from Playism Games with plenty of puzzle-solving to get stuck into as you explore the mysterious...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition Punches Its Way Onto Switch In May

    Switch pouch, release date, Day One goodies and more revealed

    Switch fighting fans will no doubt be delighted to hear that Arc System Works and PQube are pulling out all the stops with the release of Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition, which lands on the Switch on 17th May. The Anniversary Edition bundles up the original Guilty Gear and GUILTY...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guilty Gear
  • Random Tetris Teaming Up With Puma This October

    Ditching Puyos for Pumas

    There's certainly no shortage of merchandise available should gamers wish to advertise their nerd credentials to the world. Recently we looked at streetwear brand Bricktown's collaboration with Nintendo, and there's plenty more where that came from. The latest video game/fashion brand crossover comes in the following form,...

    • Random
    • Tetris
    • Merchandise
    • Nintendo
  • Review Final Fantasy IX - A Strong Entry In The Classic Series Despite Some Rough Edges

    PRINCESS!?!?

    In January of 2000, Square (not yet merged with Enix) made big waves in the industry with the official announcements of its next three main Final Fantasy projects, each of which was being developed with different audiences in mind. Final Fantasy X was to continue pushing the series towards new horizons by releasing on a next gen...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Final Fantasy IX
  • Deals Get Some Lovely Discounts On Animal Crossing amiibo

    Opportunity for UK readers to stock up ready for Animal Crossing Switch?

    UK retailer Argos appears to be sitting on a serious surplus of amiibo and have discounted a load of them on their website, including most of the Animal Crossing range. Villager can be picked up for the cool price of £5.99, along with Lottie and Cyrus. Mr Resetti will set you...

    • amiibo
    • Deals
    • Animal Crossing
  • Random Latest Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Messes With Reality

    Curiouser and curiouser...

    For nearly two years now players everywhere have been picking and poking at the seams of the incredible world Nintendo built for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sure, we've all come across the odd treasure chest that won't open or seen moblins clipping into level geometry but, on the whole, it's remarkably solid...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Glitch
    • Zelda
  • News Assault Android Cactus Finally Blasts Onto Nintendo's eShop This March

    And it's enhanced

    The frenetic sci-fi bullet shooter Assault Android Cactus was first announced for Wii U eShop in 2016, but never actually saw the light of day. Earlier last year, the game's Australian-based developer Witch Beam said a Switch release was a possibility and now we've finally got a release date. Assault Android Cactus+ will...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour Joker's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Stage Seemingly Datamined

    Potential spoilers ahead

    Last December, there was a reported "leak" for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Japanese textboard 5channel, supposedly revealing who the next DLC fighter. This rumour gained traction when a separate part of this leak, by the exact same leaker, was officially confirmed. The same source also revealed more information about...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Don't Get Your Hopes Up About Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Or Scalebound Making A Comeback

    "Very unlikely" to return

    Earlier this week, we reported a rumour about Nintendo's plans to revive a "dead and buried" game. This rumour stems from a comment made by Game Informer's Senior Editor Imran Khan on last week's Kinda Funny Games show. According to the source, Nintendo has intentions of reviving a certain project, even though it was...

    • Video
    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • PlatinumGames
  • Japanese Charts Jump Force Kicks New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Out Of The Top Spot

    Switch sales maintain momentum

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 11th - 17th February, revealing New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has been pushed down to third place. It's been replaced by Bandai Namco's new fighting game Jump Force in first and the PlayStation 4 version of the new Atlus release, Catherine: Full Body. Despite this, Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News Untitled Goose Game Will Not Be Arriving Until Later On In 2019

    "We'll get this goose to you as soon as we can"

    At the Nintendo Switch Nindies Summer Showcase last year, there was one game about a goose that captured everyone's hearts. Developed by the Melbourne-based Australian developer House House, Untitled Goose Game was originally due to arrive early on in 2019. Unfortunately, in the latest update, this...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday20th Feb 2019

  • Rumour Pokémon News Coming Soon According To Leaker

    Someone who predicted most of the last Direct

    It's not even a week since the February Nintendo Direct dropped and finally kickstarted 2019 for Nintendo fans. Of course, the world of video games is fast-moving, and we all knew it wouldn't be long before the rumour mill began creaking and moving again. Our friends over at NintendoSoup have noticed...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokémon
  • News Chrono Trigger Director Takashi Tokita Is Producing Switch JRPG Oninaki

    And he's heading up quite a dream team

    Oninaki was one of the new titles announced during last week's Nintendo Direct, and has been the beneficiary of some significant coverage in this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. Published by Square Enix and developed by Tokyo RPG Factory, Oninaki is being described as an "intensely shocking title"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Oninaki
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Zelda: Link's Awakening, An Irreverent And Often Very Silly Classic

    "It was like we were making a parody of Zelda"

    The Switch is getting its second Zelda game, but it perhaps wasn't one that people were expecting. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was the franchise's first serious foray into the handheld arena (if you don't include the 1989 Game & Watch release, that is) and remains a beloved entry in the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • News US Government Spices Up Its Flash Game With Yoshi's Island DS Music

    Uncle Sam's a Yoshi fan

    Where would Mario be without Yoshi, his trusty steed ever since Super Mario World? We're big fans of the dinosaur's work, and can't wait to raid the art room in the upcoming Yoshi's Crafted World. It seems somebody working for the US government is also a fan; as noted on Twitter by The Fore

    • Yoshi
    • Nintendo DS
    • US
  • News New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Japanese Sales Prove Plumber Port Profitability

    Blimmin' game takes up half the headline!

    While the number of Wii U ports Nintendo has bought to Switch might be a bone of contention for some fans - especially the ones that stuck with the company through those lean years and already bought these games once before - it's easy to see why they make sense. Not only do these gems find a new audience...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Super Mario Bros.
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
    • North America
  • News Hard West, A Gunspinning XCOM-Alike Is Coming To Switch Very Soon

    Howdy, stranger

    There's no shortage of cowboy simulators for fans of the Old West, but Forever Entertainment's upcoming Switch version of Hard West will let players enjoy barroom brawls with a shot of turn-based XCOM-style strategy. From the screens and the trailer, it bears a passing resemblance to Wasteland 2, a game which strugg

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Early NPD Figures Suggest Nintendo Outperformed The Competition In January

    Switch shows year-on-year growth as the other consoles decline

    According to NPD figures seen by @DirectFeedGames, early numbers from the US indicate that Switch comfortably outsold the competition in January with 284,000 sales against 195,000 for PlayStation 4. These figures are unconfirmed at this stage, but that's a sizeable lead for Nintendo,...

    • NPD
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random Hideki Kamiya Would Like To See Bayonetta In Mortal Kombat 11

    Just imagine...

    Just after the Mortal Kombat 11 community had come to accept the fact Shaggy from the Scooby Doo series wouldn't be added to the upcoming release, Bayonetta Director Hideki Kamiya has decided to send fan speculation into overdrive once again. All it took wa

    • Random
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder SMITE Is Now Free-To-Play On Switch

    Get your MOBA on for the best possible price

    Following its closed-beta at launch, SMITE is now free-to-play on Switch and includes crossplay with PS4 and Xbox One players. Not only that, but players on other consoles can also pick up their game on Switch, with all progress and gear being shared across platforms. The MOBA was always free-to-play...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SMITE
  • News Nintendo Secures Trademarks For Dr. Mario World And Dr. Mario

    The doctor returns

    One game announced at the start of this month that has seemingly been forgotten about after the recent Nintendo Direct presentation is Dr. Mario World for mobile devices. The free-to-download game will be co-developed by LINE and NHN Entertainment and will include in-app purchases. Now, in related news, Nintendo Co., Ltd has...

    • Nintendo
    • Dr. Mario
    • Japan
  • News Cheeky Brawler Skullgirls 2nd Encore Lands On Switch This Spring

    Limited Edition boxed version up for grabs

    Previously released across a whole bunch of platforms stretching all the way back to 2012, we knew that 2D beat-em-up Skullgirls 2nd Encore was coming to Switch after the game was announced at Anime Expo 2018 without a release window, but Skybound Games has now narrowed it down to spring this year. Not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Valley, An Acrobatic First-Person Adventure, Arrives On Switch In March

    Fear no evil

    First released back in August 2016, this game comes from Blue Isle Studios, the team resonsible for Slender: The Arrival, a first-person horror experience that came to the ol' Wii U. However, Valley takes a step back from horror into a more fantastical world where you have the power to manipulate nature and perform some impressive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Book Delves Into The History Of Star Fox And F-Zero

    Otherwise known as "the franchises fans really want"

    Star Fox and F-Zero. Hearing those two names – assuming you're of a certain age – will probably force you to come out in fits of nostalgia, your mind flooded by memories of the good old days when the SNES and N64 were the hottest tickets in town. Today, neither franchise really seems to be at...

    • Star Fox
    • F-Zero
    • Books
  • News Julian Eggebrecht, Ex-Head Of Factor 5, Joined Epic Games Last Month

    What if...?

    Warning: the following news may have you pining for 'the good old days' and thinking back wistfully to when EA wasn't fouling up good Star Wars games with lootbox nonsense. Erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson has noted on Twitter a recent movement of a prominent industry figure under the considerable umbrella of Epic...

    • Industry
    • Epic Games
    • Factor 5
  • Nindie Round Up Inops, The Raven Remastered, Utopia 9, Heroes Trials and Debris Infinity

    More indie hits than you can shake a joy con at

    This week, we have some solid entries from the Indie scene, bringing you five more lovely titles to potentially add to your library. Atmospheric puzzler Inops delivers some quirky brain teasers via platforming, The Raven Remastered offers a Switch port of a mystery solving classic, Utopia 9 – a...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • News Mario & Luigi Developer AlphaDream Seeking Production Assistant

    What's next?

    Remember in July last year when it was reported AlphaDream was recruiting for game development on Switch, smartphone devices and also PlayStation 4? Well, the Japan-based company is now seeking a Production Assistant to help progress game software development, according to a listing on its official website. AlphaDream is best known for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mobile
  • News Red Hook Studios Announces Sequel To Darkest Dungeon

    No platforms or release date announced

    Early last year, the Switch eShop received the brutal role-playing game Darkest Dungeon and this followed up with a physical release a few months later. Red Hook Studios, the developer behind the title, has now announced a sequel to the multi-platform game first launched in 2016. A release date for Darkest...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Online To Launch In Hong Kong And South Korea

    Coming this Spring

    If Switch owners in the west thought they had to wait a long time for Nintendo's belated Online service to arrive, spare a thought for their counterparts in the east. The service, which launched back in September last year, will finally arrive in South Korea and Hong Kong this spring. Interestingly, @chinesenintendo, the Twitter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Asia
  • News VR Game Elevator...to the Moon! Is Coming Soon To Switch

    Going up in the world with this Turbo Champion's Edition

    Previously released on VR platforms, Elevator...to the Moon! Turbo Champion's Edition is a sci-fi comedy set in an elevator that - true to its title - goes to the moon, and it arrives this March on Switch courtesy of Roccat Game Studio and Arcade Distillery. This elevator belongs to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event Is A Donkey Kong Family Reunion

    Starts later this week

    The next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit board event is a Donkey Kong-themed family gathering. It starts this Friday and as usual runs for a total of three days. During this period, you'll be able to collect more Donkey Kong spirits than usual, including the likes of Tiny Kong and Chunky Kong from DK64. Here's the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Donkey Kong
  • News Go Back To The Future In Fortnite With This Limited Time Driftboard

    It's like 1080° or SSX with guns

    After coming under fire for allegedly stealing dances from famous people and taking ideas from other battle royale shooters, Fortnite appears to be coming up with more and more inventive ideas on a regular basis. This includes recently hosting its very own in-game Marshmello concert, with more than 10 million...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite

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