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  • Guide A Breakdown of Every Character's Special Abilities in ARMS

    They're a secret to everyone

    ARMS is not like a traditional fighting game - characters do not have special moves, nor do they have unique strength, health or defense stats. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s no more to ARMS’s unique cast than their looks. Each character has abilities all their own which can make all the difference...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdayTue, 27th Jun 2017

  • Video Let's Take a Look at All 21 Games You'll Get on your Super NES Classic Edition

    Or 20 +1 as Nintendo want to put it

    It's a bit of a shame that the Super NES Classic Edition is being bundled with fewer games than its NES counterpart, but the ones that are included with this console are absolute knockouts. From Donkey Kong Country and Super Metroid to Secret of Mana and of course Star Fox 2, they're all included in...

    • Retro
    • Videos
    • Snes Classic Mini
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
  • News Nintendo Gives Details and Some History on Midna's Helmet in Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC

    Midna evolved from a prototype "goblin/devilkin" design

    Nintendo has continued its series of articles providing a countdown to this week's DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this time profiling Midna's Helmet. First of all, the helmet will allow for "Guardian Resist Up" in the game, which is always handy. One neat screen from the...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • DLC
  • Guide Our Favourite Headphones For The Nintendo Switch

    Pump up the volume

    With the release of Nintendo Switch firmware 3.0, the big N removed the limits on how loud we can listen to our consoles on the go, so what better time to recommend some headphones than the present? We’ve spent the last couple of months testing out a variety of headphones from manufacturers large and small and have picked out a...

    • Headphones
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Feature We Quiz the Fire Emblem Warriors Developers On Characters, Game Design and More

    "If people enjoy the game it would be great to make a sequel"

    Way back in January during the big reveal of the Switch, Nintendo lifted the veil on Fire Emblem Warriors, the latest collaboration between the big N's internal teams and Koei Tecmo. After plenty had fun with Hyrule Warriors on Wii U and then Hyrule Warriors Legends on 3DS,...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New 3DS
  • Guide Where to Pre-Order Your Super NES Classic Edition

    Better be quick...

    So, the disastrous stock situation with the original NES Classic Edition has been extremely well documented across the internet. Hopefully Nintendo paid close attention to this and we won't see a repeat with the upcoming Super NES Classic Edition / SNES Classic Mini. US/Canada Pre-Order Status Currently there are no stores...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Guides
  • Random Take a Look at Some Awesome Retro Gaming Coffee Tables

    As we're all about the old-school right now

    It's been an interesting start to the week, with plenty of us thinking about retro gaming following the big SNES Mini reveal from Nintendo. As a result it seems like a nice time to dip into the rather fun bit of the internet, where enthusiasts showcase their love of gaming along with some intriguing...

    • Random
    • Retro
  • News Be Quick And Snag A SNES Classic, Nintendo Official UK Store's Pre-Order Is Live

    Good luck!

    Update: 20 minutes have passed, therefore it is now out of stock. We'll update this article should things open up again. Original Article: The UK pre-orders for the eagerly anticipated Super NES Classic Edition predictably sold out in next to no time when they surfaced on Amazon UK, GAME and ShopTo yesterday.  At that time...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Pre-order
    • Deals
  • Guide Everything We Know About the Super NES Classic Edition

    The games, the controllers, and the regional variations

    After plenty of rumours and assumptions based on common sense, Nintendo unveiled The Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL / Europe / Australia / New Zealand), though it was an announcement with some surprises. There's...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News Snake Pass Celebrates Summer Solstice With 40 Percent Discount And A Hint Of Upcoming DLC

    Ssssummer ssssale!

    Sumo Digital has confirmed that its Switch title Snake Pass will go on sale from today June 27th until 4th July, with a 40 percent discount off the typical cost of the game. The occasion? The Summer Solstice, of course. To coincide with this news, the studio has released a trailer - which you can view above - that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Snake Pass
    • DLC
  • News Star Fox 2 Dev Is As Shocked As You About The Game Coming To SNES Classic Edition

    "I presume it will be that mastered version?"

    The internet is still in shock somewhat from Nintendo's decision to include the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 on the Super NES Classic Edition. While questions remain about exactly which version of this unreleased game will be on the hardware, we do know Nintendo has commissioned new artwork and a...

    • Retro
    • Star Fox 2
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Dylan Cuthbert
  • Video Nintendo Minute Picks Up Some Pro ARMS Tips from Mr. Yabuki

    The man, the legend, the almighty ARM

    For those of you that diligently watched all of Nintendo's online streams during E3, a highlight moment came towards the end of the ARMS Invitational event. The game's producer, Kosuke Yabuki, gave a masterclass in technique as he took on and defeated the tournament winner. The manner in which he won,...

    • ARMS
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Chicken Wiggle Will Cost $15 On The 3DS eShop

    "Much thought has gone into the pricing of Chicken Wiggle"

    Atooi's Chicken Wiggle is nearing release, and Jools Watsham has now revealed what the game will cost once it hits the 3DS eShop. Watsham had previously stated that Chicken Wiggle would cost $10, but since then he's been adding loads more content to the game and feels that a price...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Jools Watsham
    • Atooi
    • Chicken Wiggle
  • News The eBay Scalpers Are At It Already With The Super NES Classic Edition

    Capitalism at work

    As Gordon Gekko famously said, "greed is right, greed works"; maybe this is true in the cut-throat world of Wall Street, but when we see lots of lovely Super NES Classic Edition pre-orders being listed on eBay, it just makes our blood boil. While we are still waiting for North American pre-orders to open, several UK-based...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • eBay
  • News Pac-Man Vs. is Included in Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch

    Good times...

    Update: Earlier today we reported on a teaser for Pac-Man Vs., and it now emerges that the GameCube original will be included in the upcoming release of Namco Museum on Nintendo Switch, which is fantastic news. The full game list for the Japanese edition - via JapaneseNintendo.com - is below. Pac-Man Pac-Man VS Dig Dug Galaga Gala

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco
  • News 1995 Called, It Wants Its Official Star Fox 2 Box Art Back

    Stranger than fiction

    Nintendo dropped a double-whammy yesterday, announcing the Super NES Classic and confirming that one of the included games is Star Fox 2, the unreleased sequel to the best-selling original. As you'll know if you've consulted our definitive feature on the topic, Star Fox 2 was supposed to b

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Star Fox 2
  • News The Super NES Classic Edition Hides the Classic Controller Connector Ports

    But how will the NA version work?

    One thing that you might have missed given the deluge of information coming at you regarding the Super NES Classic Edition, was that those SNES shaped controller ports are actually just for show. As shown in the photo of the Japanese version, you can clearly see the panel pops out and unveils two Wii Remote style...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • News Psyonix Studio Lead Discusses the Porting Process of Rocket League

    "We didn’t think we would have it running this smooth, this early"

    One of the surprise announcements of Nintendo’s E3 showing was that the popular battle-car soccer game, Rocket League, would be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Psyonix had earlier expressed interest in bringing the game to the Switch—the platform does seem to be a good...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
  • News Nintendo Unveils the Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom for Japan

    Same deal, but with a few different games

    We've had the reveals for the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) and the The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), and now Nintendo has released details of the Japanese version. Aesthetically and in terms of its name it seems to follow the style and branding of the PAL iteration...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
  • News SteamWorld Dig 2 is 'Pretty Much Finished' But is Now Due 'Late Summer/Early Fall 2017'

    Pushed back for extra polish

    Image & Form has issued an update on the much-anticipated SteamWorld Dig 2, which is a mix of good and bad news. The good news is that the game is 'pretty much finished', and though it has also been announced for PS4 and PC the Switch version is 'still the main platform'. The bad news is that the studio is pushing...

    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • News Fire Emblem Warriors Devs Talk About Permadeath and Hardcore Mode

    Steel your nerves

    Fire Emblem Warriors is one of many games we have to look forward to for the Switch this year, and it’s shaping up to be quite the quality title. Of course, given that this is another crossover project, there have been plenty of questions floating around as to what elements are going to be popping up. Considering that Fire Emblem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem

Monday26th Jun 2017

  • Feature The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

    "The series was never intended to be limited to linear 3D scrolling stages"

    To celebrate the announcement of the SNES Classic Mini, we're republishing the full story behind the cancellation of Star Fox 2, which first appeared on the site back in May 2015. This year will see the launch of another entry in Nintendo's long-running space battle...

    • Features
    • Star Fox
    • Dylan Cuthbert
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

    Now you're playing with super power

    Nintendo today announced the long-rumoured Super Nintendo Classic Edition. The system launches on 29th September, will retail for $79.99 in the U.S. and comes with 21 games, including the never before released Star Fox 2. It includes two Super NES controllers and works with the Wii's Classic Controller and...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Thankfully, Europe Is Getting A More Handsome SNES Classic Mini

    Well rounded

    Following the recent surprise announcement that North America is getting a Super NES Classic Edition, we have now heard from Nintendo UK that Europe will be getting The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (what a mouthful, eh?).  Of course this will look like the European and Japanese version of the...

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES
  • Random Here's The Reason Why The North American Super NES Looks So Different

    "I thought the Super Famicom didn't look good when stacked"

    There was great excitement in the Nintendo Life team when the Super NES Classic Edition was revealed to the world, but of course it didn't take long for envy to set in from our US based colleagues when they saw the European version of the SNES Mini; the design differences have always been a...

    • SNES
    • SNES Mini
    • Random
    • Retro
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    Review Ever Oasis

    Happily Ever After

    Ever Oasis might be a new IP, but it comes from a long and storied pedigree: the brainchild of Secret of Mana creator Koichi Ishii, and developed by Grezzo (of the 3DS Zelda remakes and StreetPass Garden/Flower Town fame), while it certainly reflects the influence of its creators’ earlier works, as a full package it feels fresh...

    • 3DS
    • Reviews
    • Ever Oasis
  • Guide Pokémon Go Raids, Raid Bosses, Raid Rewards And Much More Besides

    Playing with the big boys

    Pokémon Go Raid Battles are the biggest thing to happen to the game since, well, forever. These new battles not only introduce super-powerful monsters and new items, but they also lend the game a fresh social element, with trainers having to pool their resources at gyms to take down epic beasts. If you're confused about...

    • Guide
    • Pokémon GO
    • Pokémon
    • Features
    • Smartphones
  • News Star Fox 2 Will Finally Be Released Thanks To Super NES Classic Edition

    It only took 22 years...

    Nintendo has just casually announced the Super NES Classic Edition which had long been rumoured ever since the initial NES Classic Edition last year. One thing that no-one saw coming was that Nintendo is including a (we're assuming) finished version of Star Fox 2, a cancelled Super Nintendo game that has widely been...

    • Retro
    • Star Fox 2
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
  • Hardware Review New Nintendo 2DS XL

    2D or not 2D? That is the question

    The 3DS is the handheld console that simply refuses to step into the shadows. With the Switch arriving on the scene blessed with the ability to host both portable and domestic gameplay, many assumed that Nintendo would put its existing handheld system out to pasture, but the Kyoto giant has done the exact opposite;...

    • Hardware Review
    • 2DS XL
    • 3DS
    • Features
  • News Nintendo Shows Off the New Armour in Zelda: Breath of the Wild's The Master Trials DLC

    Korok Mask and Phantom Armor are first up

    This week's big release isn't in stores, as it is The Master Trials DLC for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; for those that have paid out on the Expansion Pass on Wii U or Nintendo Switch it's finally time to enjoy some new content. For players keen to play the game yet again (like this writer)...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • Poll Are You Excited About the Super NES Classic Edition?

    Big hype for a little console

    Nintendo, as it likes to drop big announcements through press releases and social media posts, has confirmed the rumours and unveiled the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL). Let's just call it the SNES Mini from this point on for clarity. It's not just...

    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • Star Fox 2
    • Retro
  • News ARMS Update Adds LAN Play and Arena Mode

    Woah-oh-oh-oh-ohhhhhh

    Rather like we saw with Splatoon, Nintendo has promised frequent free updates and content for ARMS. The first part of the Switch title's growth has now arrived with the update to version 1.1.0. First of all we have an extra option for local multiplayer, specifically within the 'Local' mode where you connect with other owners...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Update
  • News Nintendo Promises 'Significantly More Units of Super NES Classic Edition', But Only in 2017

    Controller cable said to be 5 foot in length

    With today's announcement of the Super NES Classic Edition (NA) / The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), Nintendo has generated a lot of buzz online. After the availability issues with the NES Mini in 2016, however, the scrambl

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Extra Nintendo Switch Stock Drives Game Sales in UK, as Ever Oasis Struggles on Debut

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Breath of the Wild move back up

    The UK chart results are out and bring mixed news from a Nintendo perspective. While two big hits got a boost in sales courtesy of "renewed stock" - which likely relates to the Switch hardware getting some fresh units last week - a new 3DS arrival struggled. To start with the good news,...

    • UK
    • Charts
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Sega Forever Manager Blames Mobile Fragmentation For Shortcomings

    "If you look at the vast majority of feedback it's been strong"

    Following the release of Sega Forever on smart devices last week, there were quite a lot of comments on social media decrying the quality of its emulation. Digital Foundry's John Linneman was perhaps one of the more vocal critics due to his years of experience in dealing with the...

    • Retro
    • Sega Forever
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News Register Interest in the SNES Classic Mini on the Official Nintendo UK Store

    If it works, there's a bit of traffic...

    Today Nintendo of Europe announced The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System alongside the equivalent Super NES Classic Edition in North America. Now we're all desperately waiting for pre-orders, knowing full well that demand will be very high. If you're in the UK there's a small...

    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Original Journey To Bring Pencil Art Shooting to the Switch eShop

    An eclectic mix of gameplay elements

    The indie games making the jump to the Switch eShop keep on coming thick and fast. Slated for Q1 2018, we have Original Journey, which is described as a sci-fi action-adventure with elaborately detailed pencil art. Developed by Bonfire Entertainment and to be published by Another Indie, this game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Games
  • News Eiji Aonuma and Colleagues to Give Masterclass on The Legend of Zelda at Japan Expo

    Will no doubt focus heavily on Breath of the Wild

    The Japan Expo in Paris is only a couple of weeks away, and it's an event Nintendo has often supported. Last year Nintendo ran a Splatoon Squid Sisters concert, reminiscent of the performances that proved to be such a hit in Japan. This year Nintendo's key contribution is a Masterclass...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Japan Expo
    • Breath of the Wild
  • News Nintendo Share Value Continues Upward Curve as Analyst Talks Up Company's Mobile Strategy

    "We believe Nintendo's mobile games will go from strength to strength"

    Those who like to keep an eye on Nintendo's share value, as a barometer of the company's health and investor confidence, will have noted that it's not only at its highest point in a number of years but continues to climb. Plenty attribute this to strong early numbers and positive...

    • Nintendo Mobile

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