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TodayFri, 25th May 2018

  • News Legendary Shiny Pokémon Zygarde Is Coming To Sun/Moon And Ultra For Free This June

    Shine bright like a Zygarde

    We're right in the thick of The Year of Legendary Pokémon, and The Pokémon Company has revealed details on the next powerful creature getting the free treatment in Sun/Moon and Ultra Sun/Moon. So this summer you can get your hands on a Shiny Zygarde in both versions of the game, each with calibrated stats to suit either...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
  • News Datamine Reveals 26 Potential Characters For Mario Tennis Aces

    Spoilers ahead

    Mario Tennis Aces, the next big first-party Switch game from Nintendo, is a mere month away so we're naturally in full-on rumour mode. One of the big questions doing the rounds right now concerns the as yet unconfirmed full roster for the game, but one datamining effort could have the answers. As always, the names listed below might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rumour
  • News Fan Creates A Playable Version Of Super Mario Odyssey's RC Circuit In Mario Kart Wii

    A contender for future Mario Kart tracks?

    We've seen a rather generous supply of fan-made Super Mario game creations, hacks, and large-scale projects over the last few months; a couple of weeks ago saw the return of Super Mario 64 Online with Sonic as a playable character, and earlier in the year we had a re-imagining of Super Mario Bros. DS with 80...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Mario Kart
    • Mod
  • News The New Gold Goomba Lite Event Will Tempt You Back To Super Mario Run

    Run, Mario, run

    Super Mario Run might not have as many rolling content updates as the likes of Pokemon GO and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, but that doesn't mean Mario's first foray into smartphone gaming is event-free. Take the new Gold Goomba Life Event, which just went live on the premium endless runner/platformer. A smaller version of the Gold...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Mobile
    • Super Mario
  • News Zelda-Inspired Action RPG Songbringer Brings Top-Down Adventure To Switch Next Week

    "Dark times are coming"

    Double Eleven has announced that the Legend of Zelda-inspired Songbringer is headed to Switch next week, arriving on a Nintendo platform for the first time after its launch elsewhere last year. Songbringer tells the story of protagonist Roq as he journeys across an alien planet, bringing him more adventure, dangerous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Two Classic Super Famicom Games Are Set For A Special Reprint In Japan

    SNES who?

    There's been a spate of retro re-releases as of late in Japan, with publishers reissuing classic titles (and a few obscure gems) on their original platform. Japanese firm Tommo is the latest publisher to leap aboard the bandwagon, with two Super Famicom titles getting a reprint. It's been confirmed that Shodai Nekketsu Kpuha Kunio-kun...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Japan
    • Super Famicom
  • News Pirate Pop Plus Will Shiver Your Timbers On Nintendo Switch Next Week

    With a 20 percent discount, me hearties!

    13AM Games has revealed that Dadako Studios' Pirate Pop Plus is coming to the Switch eShop next week. The faux-retro title previously launched on 3DS and Wii U, and boasts a lovely Game Boy-like art style and Pang-like gameplay. We really enjoyed both of its previous versions, so we can't see any reason why...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Superhot Director Really Wants To Bring The Game To Nintendo Switch

    "Nintendo is good with their stuff. Superhot would fit there well"

    We've had our strongest indication yet that unique time-bending shooter Superhot could be coming to Switch. Speaking to Destructoid at Poland's Digital Dragons convention, director Piotr Iwanicki revealed that a Switch port is actively being considered: There are plans...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Superhot
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Switch Studio Reveals Game Design Details In Job Posting

    Apply now, or prepare to fight! Meowth, that’s right

    GAME FREAK inc. – best known as the development team behind the Pokémon videogame series – recently posted a job opening that may hint at the design of the latest game in the series for Nintendo Switch. Twitter user @pixelpar – who tweeted a photo of the listing, along with a brief...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Just Shapes & Beats Launches On The Switch eShop Next Week

    Feel the beat

    The Switch eShop has played host to several quality rhythm games over the months since launch, with the likes of Voez, Thumper, and Runner3 bringing plenty of musically infused action to the hybrid. Indeed, it still feels like the genre is a little underutilized on the Switch, but that issue will soon be helped by Just Shapes &...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Just Shapes & Beats
  • News Overwatch Producer Discusses The Possibility Of Bringing The Game To Switch

    The cavalry's here?

    One of the biggest shooters in the game industry right now is Overwatch, Blizzard’s popular hero-based shooter. Given the optimistic air of the game and the colorful cast that supports it, Overwatch seems like it’d be a good fit for Nintendo audiences, but Blizzard has been evasive in the past when discussing the possibility...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch

YesterdayThu, 24th May 2018

  • Nintendo Download 24th May (North America)

    All the games and downloadable content hitting the NA eShops

    The latest Nintendo Download goes live today on the various eShops, adding in an impressive new wave of titles to Switch, 3DS and Wii U - so be sure to log in and see what takes your fancy. As always, be sure to leave a vote in the weekly poll, and drop a comment or two below with your hot...

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    • North America
  • Random Childish Gambino Sampled Donkey Kong Country And David Wise Definitely Approves

    Aquatic Ambiance is still relevant

    Childish Gambino's latest track might have captured the zeitgeist in 2018, but back in 2012 the man otherwise known as Donald Glover took inspiration from a very different source. Much to the delight of veteran VGM composer David Wise, who recently discovered the track 'Eat your Vegetables' uses a looped sample...

    • Random
    • Rare
    • Retro
  • News Mii Studio Provides An Easier Way To Create Miis

    Mii Two

    Nintendo's cartoon avatars, known as Miis have been around since the Nintendo Wii was unleashed back in 2006. Over the years we've seen Miis being used creatively in many games including Wii Sports, Miitopia, Miitomo, as well as StreetPass and Miiverse. Many had assumed that the writing was on the wall for Miis when Miiverse was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mii
  • Nintendo Download 24th May (Europe)

    Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today

    Thursday is once again upon us, bringing with it a brand new Nintendo Download for all those lovely eShops. It's a big one this week, with everything from returning classics to some exciting new entries from the world of independent development. As always, leave a vote in the poll below and...

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

    Review Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    They see me rollin’

    It’s been quite a while since we last saw Nintendo’s cool, silent, tough-guy armadillo bounding around the Wild West, but the titular mammal has now made his return to the 3DS in Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers, bringing some fancy new tricks along for the ride. His original game Dillon’s Rolling Western was an interesting...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS
    • Dillons Dead Heat Breakers
  • News Resident Evil 7 Cloud Version Doesn't Really Work Outside of Japan

    What a surprise

    Cloud gaming has proven to be a divisive subject; some feel it's a convenient and easy way to play games at a lower cost and with little space sacrificed. Others feel it's an unpredictable and buggy way to play something that should've just been ported properly. Regardless of how you feel, if you live in Europe or North America, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Resident Evil
    • Cloud Gaming
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Banner Saga

    Fate is in your hands

    As hinted by the title, The Banner Saga is part one of an epic Viking story where every choice you make directly impacts how your journey unfolds. It combines strategic turn-based combat with gripping text-based decision-making to draw you into a fictional world inspired by Norse mythology and filled with rich lore, as well as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Banner Saga
  • News Here's How A Nindie Developer Thinks The Switch eShop Could Be Improved

    Nindie tough love

    We recently stumbled across a list of ideas on Reddit from the studio head of SMG Studios (Death Squared, Super One More Jump) which set out a few practical (and some not so practical) ways in which the Switch eShop could be made a bit better for both consumers and indie developers. Nintendo has, of course, made great efforts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2's 1.41 Update Brings New Expansion Pass Quests

    It arrives on 25th May

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2's new update is due to arrive tomorrow (25th May), bringing with it a raft of new quests for those who have purchased the Expansion Pass. There are five different missions on offer, although the official titles for each may change as the names used below are from a direct Japanese translation:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • 16

    Switch eShop

    Review Punch Club

    Super punched out

    The idea of a fighting game in which you don't actually do any fighting might sound like an odd one, but that's precisely what you'll find in Punch Club. This is a conversion of a casual management simulator that started out life on PC and mobile before making its way to 3DS and other consoles last year. There have been no radical...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Punch Club
  • Gallery We Had Far Too Much Fun Posing This Bandai-Made Super Mario Toy

    "No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again"

    We get to do a lot of cool stuff here at Nintendo Life, such as playing new games, going to press events and connecting with you, our dear, dear readers. However, all of these wonderful things pale into insignificance when compared to the utter, unbridled joy of mucking about with toys. And...

    • Gallery
    • Super Mario
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  • News Japanese Version Of Resident Evil 7 On Switch Has An English Language Option

    Worldwide release when?

    Biohazard 7 - known as Resident Evil 7 in the rest of the world - has just been released on Switch in Japan. It's a cloud-based proposition which means you're playing a streamed version of the game from Capcom's servers, rather than running it direct from the console itself. There's no indication on whether or not Capcom has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Resident Evil
  • News Warner Bros. Teases The Official Announcement of LEGO DC Villains

    It’s good to be bad

    Probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry right now is the existence of LEGO DC Villains, an upcoming release in the long running LEGO franchise. Sources that leaked the existence of LEGO The Incredibles have discussed the existence of this game months ago, and early retailer listings haven’t helped with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO
  • News Give Tanks For Valkyria Chronicles 4's Memoirs From Battle Premium Edition

    Armoured core

    Last month we learned Valkyria Chronicles 4 was gearing up to bring the fight back to Nintendo with a much-anticipated Switch port, and now Sega has unveiled a brand new special edition that's bound to get fans of the franchise clearing space on their figurine shelves. The fully stocked Memoirs from Battle Premium Edition comes with a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mike Bithell's Quarantine Circular Could Get A Switch Port, But Only If It Sells Well On PC

    A perfect circle

    Back in March, we were treated to Subsurface Circular, a narrative-driven story from British developer Bithell Games. Well, it turns out Mike Bithell and co have already produced a second 'short' in the form of Quarantine Circular, another story-focused experience that's just launched on PC. Of course, with any release comes the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Award-Winning Musical Runner Lost In Harmony Finds Its Rhythm On Switch Next Month

    Rhythmic tapping and running combined

    Playdius and independent developer Digixart Entertainment have announced today that Lost In Harmony, a multi-award winning musical adventure game, will release on Nintendo Switch on 21st June. Lost In Harmony was originally released on mobile devices, blending an emotional story into a rhythm...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News A Long Way Down Mixes Deck-Building And Roguelite Exploration On Nintendo Switch

    Check out the teaser trailer right now

    Despite playing host to myriad genres and subgenres as of 2018, Nintendo Switch is still lacking when it comes to deck-building titles. And while A Long Way Down from French studio Seenapsis isn't a traditional CCG, it mixes the basic concept with monster-filled dungeons and roguelite risk. The result is a dark...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday23rd May 2018

  • Guide Nintendo E3 2018 Press Conference Schedule, Rumours, Hopes, And Dreams

    Switch, Pokémon, Star Fox, Smash Bros. and more

    The hype is real for this year's E3. We've got a resurgent Nintendo, riding on the crest of Switch's enormous success. As a result, every publisher and their mum is trying to squeeze games onto the hybrid console faster than you can say Call of Duty (apart from, it would seem, Activision). But the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • E3 2018
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  • Soapbox Why A Nintendo 64 Classic Edition Might Not Be Such A Good Idea

    Not so 'Ultra' this time round?

    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 this piece, our 'Man in Japan' Jon explains why Nintendo continuing the ‘classic mini’ line of retro consoles with the N64 may be one step too far... First...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Retro
    • N64
  • News A Cheaper, Customisable 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' Has Launched In Japan Without A Dock

    A cheaper way to play

    Nintendo is now selling the 'Nintendo Switch 2nd Set' in Japan, which is essentially a fully colour-customisable Switch without a dock. This new package appears to be aimed at those who want a second Switch in their home, aiming to give customers the option to purchase a second device without having to fork over for an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Exclusive Wulverblade Is Going On Sale To Celebrate Its Biggest Update Yet

    Easy mode! Beast mode! Performance boost! Bug Fixes!

    Historical hack and slash title Wulverblade is going on sale to mark the release of version 1.1, which brings a raft of new features to the title, along with changes based on player feedback. The patch arrives Thursday and will be accompanied by a 33 percent price reduction on the US eShop...

    • Exclusive
    • Feature
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review N++

    Oops

    'Oops' is a word you’ll often see in N++, but it never quite epitomises the correct feeling of watching your tiny ninja avatar splatter into a thousand pieces from a landmine. Nor will it truly capture the frustration of watching them mulch into a pile of limbs because you missed landing a jump by a fraction. It does, however, give you a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ninjas
  • News Animal Crossing, Donkey Kong And Super Mario Maker On 3DS Join The European 'Selects' Range

    Three great games, with great prices

    Buying copies of all your favourite first-party Nintendo games can start to get expensive; usually the company's top titles remain at full price across all stores, holding on to their value for all eternity. It is no surprise then that when games are added to the Nintendo Selects Range, offering the full game for...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Selects
    • Europe
  • News Nintendo Continues To Dominate Japan's Charts As 7 Of The Top 10 Games Are On Switch

    Although the top-selling game is on PS4...

    That Nintendo remains top dog in Japan this week in terms of sales perhaps isn't the most shocking news - the company regularly finds itself in pole position in its homeland. However, the Media Create sales figures for the 14th of May to the 20th show that a PlayStation 4 game came in at number one -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Sales
    • Charts
  • News Grab Yourself Some Free Indie Gems With The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards

    SteamWorld Dig! Runbow! Teslagrad!

    A new wave of rewards have been added to the European My Nintendo website, celebrating some of the 3DS and Wii U's best indie titles with free download offers. Of course, by "free" we mean "you'll have to spend some of those Gold Points you've been earning", but these offers do seem pretty tasty to us this time...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
  • News X Challenge In Mega Man X Legacy Collection Will Have Its Own Story Mode

    The plot thickens

    This week saw the release of Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, but fans of the Blue Bomber have far more to look forward to this summer, with Mega Man X Legacy Collection and Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 due to bring the sequel series to the Switch later this summer. One of the new fe

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man X Legacy Collection
  • News Marvelous Is Working On "Unannounced" Nintendo Switch Titles

    But what could they be?

    Marvelous has revealed that it is working on new Switch titles in a recent interview with Nintendo Dream magazine in Japan. During the chat, the company was asked if it had any Switch projects underway that hadn't previously been revealed. Marvelous replied that this is indeed the case, but couldn't give any more information...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News One Of The Devs Behind Mother 3 And The Mana Series Is Working On A New Game For Switch

    And it's due to be revealed this summer

    Nintendo Switch continues to attract more and more developers to the platform, and that includes veterans who have helped create some of Nintendo's most beloved titles. Enter one Shinichi Kameoka, the man who served as a producer on Mother 3 on the Game Boy Advance, who has revealed he and his studio Brownies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Relive The Amazing Story Behind One Of Sonic's Most Beloved Outings

    Gotta recap fast

    The release of Sonic the Hedgehog in the early '90s was one of the key moments in the famous 'console war' between Sega and Nintendo, and would enable the former to challenge the latter's dominance of the global games market. Given the success of that first game, you would have imagined that a sequel was put into production without...

    • Video
    • Retro
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima Named As One Of The Top 10 CEOs In The World

    Not a bad achievement

    Current Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has been named as one of the top CEOs in the world by Forbes, proudly reaching a top ten spot alongside some very big names indeed. There are several reasons behind his inclusion in this list, mainly regarding his efforts surrounding the successful takeover from the late Satoru...

    • Nintendo
    • Tatsumi Kimishima
  • News Super Famicom Exclusive Super Robot Wars Gaiden Deploys English Fan Translation

    Hollow Earth

    With the recent release of five Super Famicom Great Battle games still fresh in our minds, Aeon Genesis and his group are back again with a complete English translation patch for one of the most iconic games in the whole Super Robot Wars saga: Super Robot Wars Gaiden: - Masōkishin – The Lord Of Elemental. However, according to the...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • Translation
    • Super Famicom
  • News Limited Run's Doing A Saturday Morning RPG Collector's Edition You Won't Want To Miss

    Boxing clever

    Saturday Morning RPG mixed '80s nostalgia, tongue-in-cheek humour and accessible turn-based combat when it launched earlier this year, and it's now getting the physical treatment thanks to the good folks at Limited Run Games. Along with a standard physical edition (which will retail for $29.99 - that's about £22.50), the publisher is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Banner Saga 2 Raises Its Colours On Nintendo Switch With A 7th June Release Date

    More tactical goodness on Switch

    More than two years after its initial release on PC, the strategic battles of The Banner Saga 2 are set to arrive on Nintendo Switch with a release date of 7th June. Publisher Versus Evil is once again teaming up with developer Stoic Studio for the port, the role-playing game continues its emotional journey across a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Have A Blazkowicz With These Three Alternative Box Art Sleeves For Wolfenstein II

    Reich here, Reich now

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is just over a month away from release on Nintendo Switch, and Bethesda is already gearing up for the physical launch with three alternative covers (just in case the main one you get isn't quite enough). You can download all three direct from Bethesda right here, so you can swap out the box art...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Salty Shores Update Is Coming To Rocket League Next Week

    Grab that sunscreen

    Rocket League is very much the game that keeps on giving, with a nearly bottomless amount of post release DLC and support coming from Psyonix at a breakneck pace to keep players engaged in the bizarre soccer/car combat game. Whether it be new arenas, modes, skins, or something else, there’s always something else to look forward...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
    • DLC

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