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  • News Kimishima Says Nintendo Has Plans For The 3DS In 2019 And Beyond

    It's not going away any time soon

    When the Nintendo Switch launched, it was a foregone conclusion that the Wii U would be axed, but many wondered where the new hybrid would put the 3DS. The now antiquated console has certainly had its time in the sun, and given that the Switch is a technically superior handheld, it seemed likely that the company...

    • 3DS
    • Sales

YesterdayThu, 26th Apr 2018

  • Rumour Fortnite Could Be Headed To Switch With Exclusive Features And Content

    Possibly shown at E3

    The rumours are flying in thick and fast at the moment, but this one has certainly grabbed our attention. If the rumblings are to be believed, we could soon see the hugely popular Fortnite on Nintendo Switch, with a reveal expected to be shown at the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2018 presentation in June. The news comes...

    • Rumour
    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Shuntaro Furukawa Is Nintendo's New President

    Pokemon Board Member Appointed as Kimishima Steps Down

    At Nintendo's financial report in Tokyo this afternoon, it has been announced that 68 year old Tatsumi Kimishima will step down in June after nearly three years as President of the company.  He will be replaced by board member of both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, Shuntaro...

    • Japan
    • Business
    • Tatsumi Kimishima
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
  • Nintendo Download 26th April (North America)

    Every new slice of gaming goodness on the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download update is here, bringing with it a fresh haul of new games, discounts, demos and content updates. There's bound to be something here that takes your fancy, so check out all the latest updates direct from Nintendo. Feel free to leave a vote in our poll, and a comment or...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Is The Best-Selling Zelda Game Of All Time, Kind Of

    Only if you don't count remasters

    Nintendo has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold 8.48 million copies on Switch and 1.5 million copies on Wii U, giving a combined total of almost ten million units worldwide. This makes it the best-selling Zelda outing of all time - but only if you don't include remasters. The...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News I Grew Up With Nintendo And Will Respect Its Traditions, Says New President Shuntaro Furukawa

    ​"I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation"

    Shuntaro Furukawa has given his first interview since the news broke that he would be replacing Tatsumi Kimishima as Nintendo's president. Speaking at a news conference today, Furukawa acknowledged his history with the company, and stated his desire to push the firm onto new...

    • Shuntaro Furukawa
    • Business
    • Tatsumi Kimishima
  • News Switch Sales Top 15 Million As Nintendo Profits See 500% Increase

    It's been a very good fiscal year for the Big N

    Nintendo just announced its latest financial results, with some incredible Nintendo Switch sales helping drive one of the best years for the company in recent memory. Nintendo increased its forecast to 15 million units by January of this year, and that figure was pretty much bang on the money with 15.5...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS
    • Sales
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sky Rogue

    "You don't own that plane! The taxpayers do!"

    There once was a time when the 3D combat flight simulator was the genre of choice for seasoned players; during the 16-bit revolution, home computers like the Amiga and Atari ST played host to the likes of Falcon 3.0, F-15 Strike Eagle and Starglider, all of which used very basic filled polygon visuals to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sky Rogue
  • News Splatoon 2 Is About To Have A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Splatfest Tournament

    Cowabunga!

    Nintendo has announced a partnership with Nickelodeon which will see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed Splatfest tournament take place in Splatoon 2 next month. Starting from tomorrow, players will be able to start choosing their favourite turtle, ready to take part in a new formula for the game's timed events. Rather than being a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • Nintendo Download 26th April (Europe)

    Here are all the latest games and discounts coming to the EU eShops

    Hello and welcome to this week's Nintendo Download update for the European corner of the world. We've got all manner of goodies direct from Nintendo, so you're bound to find something that takes your digital fancy. Be sure to drop a vote in the poll, and a comment down below with...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Nintendo Download
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    Switch eShop

    Review Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition

    A western interpretation

    Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition started out life in 2015 as a Kickstarter project and was eventually launched on PC, Mac and Linux in 2017 after being successfully backed. This strategy role-playing game by Polish-based developer Pixaleted Milk channels trademark aspects of classic strategy JRPGs while...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Regalia
  • News While Other Toys-To-Life Products Struggle, Sales Of amiibo Continue To Grow

    In your face, previous fiscal year!

    It's fair to say that the Toys-To-Life party is pretty much over now with Skylanders, Disney Infinity and LEGO Dimensions all seemingly at the end of their natural lives. You might assume that the same would be the case for Nintendo's amiibo line, but Nintendo's latest financial statements suggest that...

    • amiibo
    • Sales
    • Nintendo
  • News Streets Of Red Is The Latest Indie Game To Find Huge Success On The Switch

    "Thanks again for the kind words and helping to make a dream come true"

    A couple weeks ago, a game called Streets of Red – Devil’s Dare Deluxe came to the Switch eShop, bringing a fun retro beat ‘em up game that’s great to play with friends. We really liked it, although the game was admittedly a rather niche and minor release that had gone...

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Red - Devil's Dare Deluxe
  • News Super Mario Odyssey Passes The 10 Million Sold Marker

    1-2-Switch has outsold Xenoblade Chronicles 2, ARMS and Pokkén DX

    Super Mario Odyssey has sold a whopping 10.41 million units on Switch since its launch, Nintendo has confirmed. Arguably the Switch's lead title at Christmas, Super Mario Odyssey joins the console's "million seller" club, which now stands at an impressive 12 titles. Zelda: Breath...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Sales Figures
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    Switch eShop

    Review Agatha Knife

    That's not a knife

    Remember back when Nintendo censored crosses on tombstones and changed blood from red to green? How times change. While blood and gore have been fair game for a while now, religion has remained a sensitive area until relatively recently, as evidenced by The Binding of Isaac’s long journey to Nintendo platforms. Mango...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Agatha Knife
  • News Nintendo Expects To Sell Another 20 Million Switch Consoles This Financial Year

    Along with 100 million units of software

    Nintendo has said that it expects to shift 20 million Switch systems in the current financial year, which ends in March 2019. The company has issued this bold projection as part of its yearly financial summary, where it confirmed that almost 18 million consoles have been sold since the Switch launched in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Business
    • 3DS
  • News The SNES Classic Edition Has Sold 5.28 Million Units Worldwide

    Mini marvel

    Nintendo has revealed that the SNES Classic Edition has sold an impressive 5.28 million units worldwide. The micro-console - which launched in September last year - comes pre-loaded with 21 SNES titles - including the previously unreleased Star Fox 2 - and is the sequel to the equally-successful NES Classic Edition. The NES

    • Retro
    • SNES Classic Edition
    • SNES
    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES Mini
  • News Topper Hat And Topper Suit Added To Super Mario Odyssey

    Suited and booted

    Nintendo's constant content additions show no signs of slowing; Splatoon 2 got a big update this week and today, Mario gets a new outfit in Super Mario Odyssey.  It's modelled on Broodal Topper and his bright green ensemble. Fancy! What do you think of running and jumping around the various kingdoms in the game dressed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
  • News Nintendo's Mobile IP Have Brought In A Massive 39.3 Billion Yen

    Mobile madness

    Nintendo's fiscal results show an impressive increase in sales performance across the board, and that includes its growing library of apps for the smart device market. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp marked the main new addition to the company's official mobile games collection, with combined sales from smart device and mobile IP coming...

    • Smartphones
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Blade Strangers Fights Its Way To A Physical Release On Switch This Summer

    "Old school meets new school"

    Nicalis has confirmed that its upcoming fighting game Blade Strangers is on track for a summer 2018 release on Nintendo Switch (with a physical edition and suggested retail price of $39.99), and will also be hitting arcade game centres in Japan. The game embraces a traditional and streamlined four-button...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Rayark Shows Off Deemo Tech Demo With Nintendo Labo Piano Support

    A future update, perhaps?

    Rayark, the Taiwanese developer behind the rather wonderful rhythm-action title Deemo, has shared a video that toys with the possibility of future Nintendo Labo Piano support. Yes please! As you can see in the video above, the idea is that the Piano Toy-Con's keys can be used to hit notes as they fall from the screen,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Video Use Colour And Co-Ordination To Win In The Wacky Races Of Trailblazers

    A lick of paint

    Trailblazers is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and - more importantly - unique racers on Nintendo Switch. And the latest gameplay trailer sells its co-operative concept to a tee, showcasing how using paint fired from the front of your floating vehicle can either be used to create a trail your racing partner can boost on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Events Birmingham City University To Celebrate The Impact Of Rare And Other Midlands Games Studios

    A certain bearded Nintendo Life staffer is going to be there, too

    The Midlands might not be the most exciting area in the UK but it has a rich video gaming history; not only is it the birthplace of Rare, one of the most iconic NES, SNES, Game Boy and N64 developers of all time, but it is also home to the likes of Codemasters, US Gold, Core Design,...

    • Events
    • Development
    • Industry
    • UK
    • Rare
  • Video Check Out This New Trailer For Pool Panic

    “The world’s least realistic pool simulator”

    In the last Nintendo Direct focused on Nindies, one of the standout titles shown off was that of Pool Panic, billed as “the world’s least realistic pool simulator”. Though it still holds to the basic conventions of pool, this game looks absolutely nuts; placing you as the cue ball in a variety...

    • Videos
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pool Panic

Wednesday25th Apr 2018

  • Video Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze's New Easter Egg is Only On Switch

    Great for all the wrong reasons

    Easter eggs are, in our view, a lovely way for developers to make little nods to other games, franchises, or any other subject that might otherwise pass a player by. We've discovered one such reference to the divisive Donkey Kong Country TV show in the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • DK
    • Easter Egg
  • News Someone Has Recreated A 1980s Game & Watch Classic Using Nintendo Labo

    Is there anything this thing CAN'T do?

    Labo arrived on store shelves last week (in the US and Japan, at least) and it we already know it's a hit with cats. However, it's some of the incredible things that people are doing with this product that really impresses

    • Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Splatoon 2 Is Changing Up Its Weapon Distribution System

    No more weekly updates

    Splatoon 2 is the gift that keeps on giving; every single week for the last few months has seen new weapons be released at the very least, sometimes with new gear, stages, or even things like yesterday's humungous update providing even more fun. This system is about to change slightly, however, with updates being released more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Soapbox How Nintendo Switch Helped Break My Crippling Obsession With Achievements

    Breaking the habit

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, editor Dom admits his problem with platform-specific trophy systems and how their absence on Nintendo Switch has helped him kick a money-wasting,...

    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Labo Racked Up Almost Double The Sales Of God Of War In Japan

    Cardboard is king

    The weekly Media Create sales figures for Japan are out, and the big news is that the Labo Variety Kit outsold PS4 exclusive God of War by almost two-to-one. The main Labo kit sold 90,410 copies, while God of War sold 46,091 units in the same time frame. The Robot Labo Kit shifted 28,629 units. Sorry, Kratos...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Sonic Mania Has Sold One Million Units Worldwide, Plus Version Release Date Confirmed

    Sonic Mania Plus Will cost $4.99 / £3.99 if you own the original

    Sega's Sonic Mania has now sold over a million units globally, according to Famitsu. The 2D platformer launched last year on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, and made up for the fact that the mainline 2017 Sonic title - Sonic Forces - wasn't very good. Sega's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
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    Switch eShop

    Review Football Manager Touch 2018

    Like playing Ronaldo at centre-back

    Even the best footballers in the world need to be placed in an appropriate system if they are to thrive. Put Lionel Messi at defensive midfield in a hard working long ball team and you'd undoubtedly still experience moments of supreme quality, but you wouldn't get the best out of him. That's an appropriate analogy...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Football Manager Touch 2018
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    Switch eShop

    Review Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition

    Gather your wits

    In 2013, Klei Entertainment brought Don’t Starve to the world, introducing players to a hard-edged and horror-tinged take on the growing survival genre. Since then, the game has been released on several different platforms and a few expansions have been released, giving players no shortage of options in how they can experience it...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Don't Starve
  • News Kirby Star Allies Sets A New Series Sales Record

    Surpassing Nightmare in Dreamland, at last

    Last month Kirby Star Allies ended a relatively quiet start to 2018 as the first major first party release on the Switch. We thought it was pretty good, and while it didn’t seem like a particularly exceptional release in the pink puff’s long lineage, new NPD results show that it apparently was quite a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Neon Nintendo Switch Was The Best Selling Hardware Of March In The U.S.

    Well, sort of

    The Nintendo Switch has certainly been a hot product, comfortably outselling its Wii U predecessor in under a year and steadily gaining in momentum as it goes into its second year. Although sales had hit a bit of a decline over the last couple months, it would seem that the console is back on the rise again, as the latest NPD results...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • NPD
  • News Nintendo Says It's Not Trying To Innovate, It's "Trying To Find Ways To Make People Happy"

    A look behind the curtain

    The Guardian recently interviewed Nintendo's own Shinya Takahashi, and the general manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division revealed some of the interesting ways the firm is innovating without consciously trying to do so. “People always ask us whether we take risks on purpose," he reveals. "But to...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's Resolution And Frame Rate

    Looks like a winner

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was one of the Wii U's gaming highlights; the platforming fun was great from start to finish, but it also looked great and played nicely, too. To explore the differences between the WIi U version and the upcoming Switch version, though, and to check for any improvements, the folk at Digital...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Wizard Of Legend Will Bring Its Roguelike Magic To Switch On 15th May

    A wizard is never late...

    It was way back in 2017 that we learned Contingent99's successfully crowdfunded roguelike Wizard of Legend was coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop (with a little help from Humble Bundle), and now we finally know when it's arriving - 15th May, to be precise. "We're excited to announce that Wizard of Legend will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Weirdness Gal*Gun 2 Has Wild Guns Reloaded Artwork On The Inside Cover

    Mix up

    We didn't think much to Gal*Gun 2 if we're perfectly honest, but it seems that many people picked up the physical version when it launched in North America recently. Strangely, a printing error means that copies of Gal*Gun 2 have artwork for Wild Guns Reloaded printed on the inside of the cover. Yep, we don't get it either.  Gal*Gun 2...

    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Arc System Works Promises More Fighting Games Are Headed To Switch

    BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are just the beginning...

    Following on from the announcement that it's bringing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R to Nintendo Switch (and with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle still in development), Japanese fighting game powerhouse Arc System Works has confirmed via Twitter that it is planning to bring more of its titles to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Coin-Op Gridiron Classic 10-Yard Fight Is Coming To Switch Next Week

    Hut!

    Hamster is bringing Irem's classic 10-Yard Fight to the Switch eShop as part of the Arcade Archives range, it has been revealed. A listing on the eShop shows that the 1983 classic - along with its 1984 update, VS 10-Yard Fight, which includes a two-player feature - is hitting the digital store on May 2nd. If you were a NES fan during the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arcade Archives
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    Switch eShop

    Review Zotrix: Solar Division

    Star command

    From wars to foxes, there’s nothing like a good old battle among the stars. In the wake of more cinematic titles such as Manticore: Galaxy on Fire and the upcoming Everspace, Zotrix: Solar Division has snuck on to the eShop in an attempt to carve out its own hybrid take on intergalactic altercations. A hostile alien race known as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Zotrix Solar Division
  • News Pop Star Agency Sim Idol Manager Could Make It To Switch If Its Kickstarter Hits $50K

    That's entertainment!

    Nintendo Switch has plenty of genres and subgenres on its books already, but we'll be honest - the idol management simulator is really under-represented. Well, developer Max Rogozin and his small team are looking to rectify that with Idol Manager. The occasionally NSFW indie tasks you with looking after a group of Japanese...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News Don't Die Mr Robot! DX Brings Arcade-Style Bullet Hell To Nintendo Switch

    It's 'coming soon'

    Don't Die Mr Robot! DX, an arcade-inspired bullet hell indie that previously appeared on mobile, PS4 and PS Vita, is making the explosive leap to Nintendo Switch. With new and improved visuals for Ninty's handheld, you're getting the same single-screen action where you'll guide the titular bot as he triggers chains of explosive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Scratching Beneath The Surface Of The Floor Kids Soundtrack With DJ Kid Koala

    "It's all part of this scene that continues to inspire us"

    Rhythm action game Floor Kids floored us in December of last year with its trendy hand-drawn art style, expressive freedom and incredible soundtrack. You check out our review right here. With its amazing soundtrack set for release on 27th April on vinyl, DJ and musical maestro Kid Koala took...

    • Floor Kids
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • Video Meet Adol Christin, The Hero Of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana

    The Switch port is due 29th June

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is only a couple of months away from its long-awaited debut on Nintendo Switch (and when we say 'long' we mean it, since it's been out on PS Vita in Japan for almost two years), so to celebrate, NIS America has released a brand new trailer. This one is all about red-headed man of the hour...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Test That Grey Matter With The Sudoku-Style Puzzles Of Hexalogic

    It's set for release on Switch in 2018

    Indie developer MythicOwl has confirmed its upcoming puzzler Hexalogic - which hits iOS, Android and PC on 29th May 2018 - will also be making its way to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. The relaxing yet challenging title sees you using the 'one-of-kind' setup of Sudoku, only with an unusual hexagonal twist...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Timberman VS Aims To Bring Simplistic Arcade-Style Multiplayer Fun To Switch Next Week

    It's cheap as chips, too

    A listing on the North American eShop has revealed that Timberman VS will be hitting the Switch on 3rd May. The game, which has already seen a 'free with in-app purchases' release on mobile devices, before landing on Steam in 2015, is aiming to bring some cheap and cheerful fun to your Switch. Timberman VS is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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