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TodaySat, 21st Sep 2019

  • Rumour The Sailor Moon Manga In Punch-Out!! That Allegedly Cost Nintendo Millions

    Breaking boundaries

    Boundary Break – best known for going beyond boundaries in video games – recently uploaded a video to its YouTube channel about a Sailor Moon reference in Punch-Out!! on the Wii, that allegedly caused Nintendo and Next Level Games serious financial grief. The story itself stems from a Boundary Break Punch-Out!! video dating...

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    • Nintendo
    • Wii
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sailor Moon
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 21st)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's the weekend! After a long week of unhappy Super Smash Bros. players and excitement surrounding an uppity, overly-English Pokémon bird, we've finally reached the point where we can sit down and have a good old gaming session or two. Some of the hardworking Nintendo Life team have shared their thoughts...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Wall Street Journal Report Says Nintendo Tried To "Aggressively" Cut Costs Of The Switch Lite

    Affordability played a big part

    When Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite to the world in July, it was evident the new system was aimed at a different and arguably much younger market. This was reflected in the price of the unit, which according to Takashi Mochizuki of The Wallstreet Journal, was an ongoing concern for Nintendo during the development...

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  • News Gearbox Software: "Never Say Never" To Borderlands On Switch

    The third game's creative director responds

    Last week, Gearbox Software released the third mainline game in the Borderlands series. While the company previously stated this particular entry was unlikely to come to the Switch, that doesn't rule out the series completely. According to the creative director Paul Sage, there's still a chance of any...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gearbox Software
    • Borderlands
  • Video Introducing The C-Force C-Air, An External 4K Monitor For Your Nintendo Switch

    But how well does it actually work?

    Looking for external monitor solutions for your Nintendo Switch? Then the C-FORCE C-air might be the ultra-slim and portable screen you've been looking for! Our US-based video producer Zion Grassl recently got a chance to demo an earlier version of this product with the Nintendo Switch. It's certainly handy if you...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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YesterdayFri, 20th Sep 2019

  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Zelda: Link's Awakening, An Irreverent And Silly Classic

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

    We originally published this piece back in February, and have decided to give it another push now, to mark the launch of Link's Awakening on Switch. 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...

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    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy
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  • News Final Fantasy VII And VIII Remastered Are Coming To Switch In One Physical Pack

    Two games in one

    Final Fantasy fans will soon be able to bolster their physical library of games on Switch – with Square Enix announcing it is releasing a two-in-one hard copy later this year within Asia. It includes Final Fantasy VII and the more recent Switch eShop release Final Fantasy VIII Remastered. Both games will contain English and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Untitled Goose Game Is Out Now, And You Can Buy It Cheap For A Limited Time

    Goosey savings

    Sure, today sees the release of the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and even a brand new console in the form of the Nintendo Switch Lite, but there's another title out today that's stolen our hearts (and probably everything from the garden, too). Yes, Untitled Goose Game is finally out on Nintendo Switch. You can grab...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News SNK's New Neo Geo Might Not Be What You Were Expecting

    Update: All pre-loaded games revealed!

    Update (20th Sep, 16:15 BST): SNK has now revealed the 20 games that will be pre-loaded on the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro. Here's the full list: The King of Fighters '95 The King of Fighters '97 The King of Fighters '98 The King of Fighters '99 The King of Fighters 2000 The King of Fighters 2002 Fatal Fury...

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    • Neo Geo
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • News Upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC Reportedly Detailed Ahead Of Release

    Spotted in a Japanese guidebook

    As you'll no doubt be aware if you're an eager Fire Emblem fan, there's plenty of DLC on the way for Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch. Previous descriptions of the upcoming DLC have been a little vague, which is perhaps to be expected so far in advance, but according to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • Poll Nintendo Switch Lite Is Out Today, Are You Getting One?

    Yes? No? Come in and vote...

    It's an incredibly busy (and expensive) day for Nintendo fans, with a number of great games and even a brand new console all being released on the same day. Yes, the Switch Lite is finally here, and we want to know just how popular it is right now on day one. A smaller, cheaper version of the standard Nintendo Switch,...

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  • Review Untitled Goose Game - Short But Most Definitely Sweet

    Metal Geese Solid

    For a game that sees you controlling waterfowl and doesn't feature any robots, guns or tortured subplots, it's incredible how much attention Untitled Goose Game has garnered since it was revealed way back in October 2017. Thanks to its unique visual style, whimsical setting and instantly relatable protagonist, House House's...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Untitled Goose Game
  • Feature A Look To The Past - All The Legend Of Zelda Remasters And Remakes

    Wielding the Remaster Sword

    From the moment of its first reveal the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening captured Zelda fans’ attention with its eye-catching diorama aesthetic and reimagining of a classic. The Game Boy original transposed the top-down style of A Link to the Past on Super NES to a handheld in a way few thought...

    • Features
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Gallery Unboxing Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition On Switch

    Ta Da Da Da!

    Nintendo is really spoiling us with these limited editions lately. Astral Chain had a pretty special packaging (and one that was sadly exclusive to Europe) and Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting similar treatment. Inside the limited edition package for this Switch remake you get a steelbook case shaped like a Game Boy (complete with...

    • Gallery
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Nintendo Shares Zelda-Themed Mario Maker 2 Courses To Celebrate Link's Awakening Day

    Eight courses to try!

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is finally here (well, again) and Nintendo is celebrating the big day in a number of different ways. Among them are these Zelda-themed courses available to play in Super Mario Maker 2. Nintendo has shared the following designs in a blog post, talking about how the designs have recreated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Super Mario
  • Guide Untitled Goose Game Walkthrough - Puzzle Solutions And To-Do List Objectives

    How to be a horrible goose

    Untitled Goose Game is a game in which you assume the role of an annoying waterfowl and cause merry mayhem in a sleepy village, just because you can. It's a sandbox title which rewards experimentation, but there are a set number of objectives you have to undertake if you want to complete it. We've covered the entire game...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Untitled Goose Game
    • Features
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Receiving Paid DLC, Will Add New Content To Multiplayer Modes

    A spooky surprise

    One way to prolonging the life of games nowadays is to make additional content available after a few months. Nintendo's most common approach is to release expansion pass content, which we've seen in games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more recently in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Wizard Is Getting A 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Release

    Thanks "to every fan who kept screaming"

    When The Wizard made its original debut in-cinemas, it was widely panned by critics for being nothing more than a lengthy commercial for Nintendo and Universal Studios. Despite this, it still managed to develop a cult following over the years. Now, as we near the film's 30th anniversary, the movie's director...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • The Wizard
  • Review Deadly Premonition Origins - The Marvellously Bizarre Cult Classic Comes To Switch

    The Grand Ol' Mind of York

    There’s always been something about Deadly Premonition that has resonated with a gaming audience. Whether it be the quirky cast of characters you meet along the way, the B-movie sentimentality the pours through every scene or the fragmented nature of its mechanics, the phrase ‘cult hit’ has never rang truer. Those...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team17 Discounts Overcooked, Yooka-Laylee And More In Switch eShop Sale (North America)

    Some deals for Europe, too

    Team17 is currently hosting a Switch eShop sale across North America, with a number of games being discounted for a limited time. There are twelve games on offer in total, and you'll also find some discounted DLC for the likes of Overcooked and My Time at Portia should you own the base games. Some deals have made their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Team17
    • Sales
  • News Snipperclips Dev Releases New Murder-Mystery Game, Arrives On Switch Next Month

    Uncover the secrets of Tangle Tower

    When the Switch was originally released, one of the standout downloadable titles was Snipperclips. A fun and frustrating co-op game published by Nintendo and developed by the talented brothers at SFB Games. Since then, SFB has returned to mobile development. Fortunately, its newest release Tangle Tower – just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Demo Ori And The Blind Forest Before It Launches On The Switch Next Week

    Download it from the European eShop

    Update (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 23:29 BST): The demo for Ori And The Blind Forest is now available on the North American eShop. Original Article (Fri 20th Sep, 2019 00:45 BST): After an exclusive run on Microsoft systems, next week the definitive edition of Ori And The Blind Forest launches on Nintendo Switch. In...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo
  • News Sonic Monopoly Scraps The Usual Formula For Rings, Emeralds And Boss Battles

    A fast-paced take on the classic

    A new Sonic Monopoly game has hit the market and Sega has given us a glimpse of what to expect when picking it up from stores. Called 'Monopoly Gamer Sonic the Hedgehog Edition', this version of the classic game ditches the standard tokens, allowing players to zoom around the board as Sonic, Tails, Amy, or Knuckles...

    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Merchandise
    • Board Games
  • News WaterField Unveils New Premium Cases For Your Nintendo Switch Lite

    Portable protection

    If you're in the market for some extra accessories to go with your fancy, new Nintendo Switch Lite - and if you don't mind handing over a few quid to do just that - these new cases from WaterField might be exactly what you're after. We've featured WaterField's products on the site several times before, largely thanks to the fact...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • News Nintendo Details Plans For EGX 2019, Go Hands-On With Pokémon, Zelda, Luigi's Mansion And More

    Tournaments, cosplay and all sorts of fun!

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be attending EGX 2019 in style, with tournaments, competitions and plenty of hands-on opportunities to go around. EGX is the UK's biggest annual gaming show, with unreleased blockbusters and hundreds of indie games just waiting to be played by attendees. This year it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EGX
  • News Hexagroove Brings The Beat To Switch Next Month, From Devs Behind Elite Beat Agents

    Hexagroove: Tactical DJ

    Launching next month on Nintendo Switch is Hexagroove: Tactical DJ, a rhythm-action game from the developers of Elite Beat Agents and Blocksworld. The game actually combines those rhythm-action characteristics with elements of strategy, with the player's goal being to combine musical loops in real-time to keep on top of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday19th Sep 2019

  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield: All Version-Exclusive Pokémon And Gym Leaders

    Every exclusive confirmed so far

    As with all main series Pokémon games before them, Pokémon Sword and Shield each have minor differences which you should know about before jumping in. You'll notice different Pokémon and even Gym Leaders appearing in your game depending on the version you buy, so we've gathered all of the version-exclusive...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Review The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - A Magical Remastering Of A Series Highlight

    Re-awakening

    Originally released way back in 1993 for the good old Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has always been a little bit of a curio in the history of the long-running Zelda franchise. Originally planned as a straight-up port of the Super Nintendo’s monstrously successful A Link To The Past, this very first portable Zelda...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Links Awakening
  • Hardware Review Nintendo Switch Lite - Half A Switch, But That's More Than Enough For Some

    Smaller, brighter, slimmer, stronger?

    Given its penchant for iterating and refreshing its hardware, the arrival of Nintendo's Switch Lite feels inevitable rather than surprising. What's perhaps a little more unexpected is how this new machine gleefully jettisons the key element that the original console was arguably sold on – its ability to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Switch Lite
  • News If You Want NieR: Automata Ported To Nintendo Switch "Please Ask Square Enix"

    Yoko Taro insists

    As much as we appreciate Bayonetta and the more recent release Astral Chain, one other PlatinumGames title we would love to see make its way to the Switch is the critically-praised action role-playing game, NieR: Automata. Nintendo fans have requested a hybrid version for quite some time, and during an interview with Bunnygaming...

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    • Yoko Taro
    • NieR: Automata
    • Square Enix
    • PlatinumGames
  • News The File Size Of Luigi's Mansion 3 Isn't As Scary As You Probably Thought

    Pre-purchase now and earn 600 Gold Points

    Luigi's Mansion 3 is quite possibly one of the best-looking Switch games to date – allowing players to explore an entire hotel resort filled with various themed rooms and participate in a new multiplayer mode. If you're planning to download Luigi's third solo outing, then you'll be pleased to hear the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigis Mansion 3
  • News 2D Arcade Brawler Fight'N Rage Will Beat Up Your Switch Next Week

    Inspired by Final Fight

    Fight’N Rage is headed to Nintendo Switch next week, bringing a whole lot of beat 'em up action along for the ride. This old-school side-scroller is inspired by the classic fighters of the '90s, mimicking the look, feel, and simplified three-button gameplay they were known for. We're talking games like Final Fight,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Share Games And Saves Across A Nintendo Switch And Switch Lite

    How to sync data and share games between two Switches

    for whatever reason you've gone and got yourself a lovely new Nintendo Switch Lite in addition to your regular 'old' Switch. Maybe one's going to be for the kids, or you're just tired of sharing. Perhaps you simply couldn't resist the cute new hardware revision and plan to use Switch Lite as your...

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  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Zelda: Link's Awakening's Technical Wins And Losses

    Are those frame rate drops really a problem?

    So, we've finally been able to share our full thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, and it's pretty safe to say we love it. Staying true to the original and being filled to the brim with charm, it really is yet another must-have for Switch owners. As you'll already know if you've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Video
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Puzzle Quest Is Back, And It's Launching Today Exclusively On Nintendo Switch

    Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns

    The award-winning match-3 gameplay of Puzzle Quest returns in Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns today. The game is launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch. If you remember Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on Nintendo DS - which launched back in 2007 - you'll probably want to check out this new "definitive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Switch Port Specialist Virtuos Believed To Be Working On Alan Wake Remaster

    Reawakening

    According to YouTuber Doctre81 – best known in recent times for uncovering evidence of The Witcher 3 on Switch prior to its official announcement – a LinkedIn profile for the former lead software engineer at Virtuos reveals the developer has been working on an unannounced triple-A "action adventur

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Alan Wake
  • Nintendo Download 19th September (Europe)

    Zelda! Goose Game! AI! Ni no Kuni!

    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: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening...

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  • Nintendo Download 19th September (North America)

    Zelda: Link's Awakening, Dead By Daylight and Untitled Goose Game!

    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: The Legend of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Review Golazo! - Knockabout Soccer Action Straight Outta The 1990s

    A coin-op kickabout

    It could be argued that the arcade football genre is more or less dead at this point. While these days FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer take part in a constant two-horse race – the Celtic and Rangers of video games, if you will – the days when we were swimming in less realistic arcade-style football games are gone. Many...

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  • News Splatoon 2's Next Patch Will Stop Players Reaching An Area That Should Be Off Limits

    Version 5.0.1 is near

    Splatoon 2 will see yet another update next month, taking the game to Version 5.0.1. Unlike the big bump to Version 5.0 - which was supposedly the final major update for the game - this new patch is being put in place to tweak two minor issues. The patch is expected to go live on 10th October in Europe, Australia, and Japan...

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  • Random 3D Movement In Untitled Goose Game Was Inspired By Super Mario 64

    Stealth games like Hitman also played a part

    Super Mario 64 was a revolutionary game for its time and to this day it's still arguably one of the best 3D platformers available. For readers of a certain age, you'll probably remember the first time you entered this stunning three-dimensional world and spun Mario around in circles for hours on end,...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Feature Uncovering The Unlikely Story Of The World's Worst Controller In The Power Of Glove

    "It's so bad"

    To a complete outsider, the notion of creating a documentary about a failed video game peripheral from 30 years ago might seem pointless, if not downright silly. But the Power Glove is so much more than a device which simply struggled to find its audience and meekly withdrew into the night; it has become an iconic piece of gaming...

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    • Retro
    • Movie Review
  • Video Mario Kart Tour's Toads Are Back In These Adorable 'Real-Life' Trailers

    Paris and New York come to life

    A brand new Mario Kart game is just around the corner, and while its mobile roots have meant that it hasn't generated the usual amount of hype in Nintendo-focused communities like our very own, it's still a particularly interesting time for the franchise. Mario Kart Tour launches on 25th September and whatever your...

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    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
    • Video
  • News PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya Grabs A Guinness World Record In Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid

    Think you can beat it?

    PlatinumGames board member and director Hideki Kamiya has added yet another illustrious title to his name, this time as a Guinness World Record holder. The video game legend and Twitter-blocking extraordinaire has managed to accumulate 158,680 points in Arcade Archives Ninja-Kid's Caravan mode, earning himself the award...

    • PlatinumGames
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • World Record
  • News A Video Game Based On Netflix Hit Narcos Is Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Narcos: Rise of the Cartels

    Curve Digital and Kuju have revealed that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a game based on the award-winning Netflix series Narcos, is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game has been described as a "brutal tactical turn-based strategy game" which lets players relive all the drama of the show's first season. You'll need to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Shares Rise To Highest Point In 15 Months As Switch Lite Launch Nears

    Happy times ahead?

    Shares in Nintendo climbed to the highest point seen in over 15 months yesterday, just days ahead of the release of its latest hardware revision, the Nintendo Switch Lite. Nintendo's stock ended Tokyo trading at ¥42,390 on Wednesday, after peaking at ¥42,570 just hours before. According to VGC, this is the highest close seen...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • Industry
  • Guide Where To Buy Pokémon Funko Pop! Collectables

    Gotta collect 'em all

    If there's one thing you don't see much of these days at your local games emporium, it's video game-based merch (ahem). It's exceptionally rare to catch sight of plastic or resin recreations of your favourite video game characters when you pop to your local shop to pick up the latest hot release, much less see them stacked into...

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  • News Taito's Action Game Time Tunnel Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives Series

    All aboard!

    That was quick! After teasing a number of upcoming Arcade Archives games last weekend at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Hamster has already released one of them: Taito's 1982 title, Time Tunnel. This is an action game that requires players to pass each stage and then pass through the time tunnel! You'll have to connect train carriages,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
    • Taito

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