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  • News Super Mario Run is Now Live on Android

    It's all in hand

    Now Android users that happen to be Mario fans can 'play with one hand', as Nintendo likes to say with regards to Super Mario Run - just make sure you get hold of a hamburger before you start playing. Previously announced for 23rd March - which it is at the time of writing in territories like Japan and Australia - it's gone live a...

    • Super Mario Run
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Nintendo Says There is No Design Issue Causing Left Joy-Con Connection Drops

    Connectivity issues blamed on a 'manufacturing variation'

    When the Nintendo Switch launched there were some valid and frivolous complaints around it online - one issue that had a decent amount of credence related to the left Joy-Con controller. In some cases users reported connectivity issues, and naturally the internet broke it down to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
  • Video Here's Four Solid Reasons Zelda: Breath of the Wild has the Best Princess Zelda to Date

    Zelda Zelda, Zelda Zelda

    The Zelda series has portrayed Princess Zelda in an interesting number of ways, from the cocky pirate captain Tetra in The Wind Waker to the selflessly kindhearted Zelda from Skyward Sword, but none of them are as good as what Breath of the Wild has to offer, in this writer's opinion. If you need proof to this claim, make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Editorial After The Bold Brilliance Of Breath Of The Wild, Where Can Zelda Go Next?

    Will we ever see another traditional Zelda outing?

    It's fair to say that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ranks as one of the finest video games of recent times, and is arguably the best title in the franchise so far. It has been showered with positive reviews and has contributed massively to the success of the Nintendo Switch launch; this is...

    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Features
  • Random The Classic Legend of Zelda Theme Popped Up in The World Baseball Classic

    It's a home run!

    The Legend of Zelda is just one iconic Nintendo franchise that's earned millions of fans around the world. The Triforce logo, the classic music, Link, Zelda - all are well known throughout popular culture. Baseball fans had a fun reminder of that this week. It popped up in the World Baseball Classic semi-final this week between USA...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Baseball
  • News Wonder Girl Is Joining Wonder Boy In The Dragon’s Trap Remake

    Gender equality and all that

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is out next month and we can't wait to get our hands on it here at Nintendo Life, and the news that our plucky hero is being joined by Wonder Girl makes the wait even harder. Lizardcube art director Ben Fiquet revealed the news regarding this fresh playable character via the PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wonder Boy
  • News Nintendo Switch and New 3DS XL Lead in Japan as Monster Hunter XX Arrives

    Super Bomberman R squeaks past 50,000 sales, too

    It's Media Create results time, in which we see what's hot and not in the Japanese market. A major 3DS release from Capcom predictably storms to the top, while it's a happy 1-2 for Nintendo in the hardware stakes. Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) - also known as 'that new iteration that probably...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Editorial Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Most Accessible of Nintendo Switch Games

    Fun for anyone, defying series convention in the process

    When the Nintendo Switch Teaser Trailer was unveiled in October, my family were among many - seemingly - that loved the idea and the concept. My brother, who hadn't been in on the Wii U generation, was very much attracted to it and wanted one, while my mum is a Nintendo enthusiast in any case...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Team Behind Wii U Emulator, CEMU, Makes Surprising Progress With Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Interest in dev's Patreon spikes, too

    During 2016 we provided a few status updates on CEMU, essentially the Wii U spin on the Dolphin emulator - in spirit at least. A team of enthusiasts has been working on running Wii U titles on PC, and results range from playable to sketchy; progress was certainly made, however. The release of The Legend of...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • CEMU
  • News ARMS Listed For June 23rd Release On Amazon Spain

    Late spring release?

    Since its first reveal at Nintendo's Switch presentation in January, ARMS has yet to be given an official release date. Stated only as Spring 2017, nothing more concrete has been announced from Nintendo to date. Now Amazon Spain has listed the extendable arm fighting game for release on June 23rd; check out the translated...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video This BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Overview Trailer Shows Off the Clever Puzzles and Cuteness

    One final unboxing

    HAL Laboratory may be best known for the Kirby series, but it's a studio more than capable of applying its sense of whimsy to new ideas. The BOXBOY! series has done just that, and the third entry - BYE-BYE BOXBOY! - is now right around the corner in PAL territories. Out this week on the eShop (priced £4.49 / €4.99), the new...

    • 3DS eShop
    • BYE-BYE BOXBOY!
  • News The Greatest Arcade Golf Game Ever Made Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Week

    Fore-play

    If you've been enjoying the ACA Neo Geo series from Hamster then you'll be pleased to learn that we're getting another title this week, and it's a doozy. Neo Turf Masters originally launched back in 1996 and, without putting too fine a point on it, is one of the best golf games ever made (in our humble opinion, of course). Its large,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • Random What Happens When A Guardian And Stone Talus Upset Each Other In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?

    A mega monster mash, that's what

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game that keeps on giving. We've already unearthed plenty of surprises ourselves, and a short time ago realised that you can use the humble Cucco to lay waste to your enemies, but the good stuff keeps on comin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Random
  • News Ubisoft Wants Your Input On Future Nintendo Switch Software Support

    "Ubisoft would love to hear your thoughts"

    Ubisoft went big on the launch of both the Wii and Wii U, creating unique IP especially for the release of each system. However, despite making all the right noises, the French company has taken a somewhat restrained approach with the Switch; Just Dance 2017 was a non-exclusive launch title and Ubisoft's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • News New Electronics Ban on Certain UK and US Flights Includes the Nintendo Switch

    Can't let you do that, Star Fox!

    When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed back in the fall, part of the announcement video showed a Switch owner taking his Switch onto a plane to pass the time on his journey. This was obviously meant to showcase how versatile the device would be in a variety of scenarios, though a recent ruling passed by the UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Nintendo Fixes the Left Joy-Con Problem with a Small Piece of Foam

    So, it is a hardware issue

    One of the issues echoed by many Switch owners at launch was that the left Joy-Con was prone to connectivity issues when detached from the Switch. Naturally, this seemed to be a relatively small percentage of the userbase, but it was nonetheless prevalent enough that it seemed to highlight a widespread issue. Later...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
  • News Atlus Reveals Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology For 3DS

    An enhanced remake of the DS classic

    Yesterday, we reported on a mysterious new teaser site from Atlus which pointed towards a new Radiant Historia title in development. The page mentioned that more would be revealed in a Famitsu piece on the 23rd, but it seems that the reveal in question has already been leaked online. The game in development is...

    • Radiant Historia
    • 3DS
    • Atlus

Tuesday21st Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Approached Cyanogen For Switch OS, But Was Told To "Stick It"

    "Switch is mostly custom kernel. They used bits of Android"

    Back when the Switch was known as the Nintendo NX there were rumours which suggested that the console would make use of Google's Android operating system, and according to former Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, the Japanese giant actually went as far as to approach Cyanogen regarding its OS...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Android
  • Guide How To Beat Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Hardest Shrine Quest, Eventide Island

    Survival of the fittest

    If you're trying to get all of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild then you may well have hit a brick wall with the Korgu Chidah Shrine, which lies on Eventide Island in the south-east part of the map. Set apart from the mainland and therefore quite tricky to get to, Eventide is the biggest and more...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
  • News Nintendo Reveals a Lovely Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition

    amiibo details also outlined

    Update: Nintendo of Europe has confirmed a similar limited edition, but with the amiibo also included: Original Article: It's that time, dear readers, for the limited edition sweepstakes! It's that fun game in which Nintendo announces a really attractive special edition that'll probably be rarer than unicorn...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
  • Video How To Completely Avoid Scratching Your Nintendo Switch's Screen When Docking

    Don't dock it at all, basically

    While we've not personally experienced this issue here at Nintendo Life, there have been many worrying reports of scratches appearing on the console's screen when it's inserted and removed from the dock. One solution to this issue is a dock cover; another is to line the inside of your dock with

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News Don't Start A New Game Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild If You Want To Keep Your Save Data

    One save slot per user account

    Given how much content there is to discover in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it's likely that many of you playing it right now are still on your first play through. However, if you do decide that you want to start over and experience the whole thing a second time - but want to retain your existing save data -...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Seiken Densetsu Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Better known as Secret of Mana in these parts

    Square Enix has announced that it is bringing Seiken Densetsu Collection to the Nintendo Switch this June. The collection was teased yesterday when the official Twitter account for the RPG series posted a short clip showing Seiken Densetsu 3 running on Nintendo's new console.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Seiken Densetsu
    • Secret of Mana
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Metal Slug 3

    Arcade anarchy

    As we write this we still await the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, but courtesy of HAMSTER we have the 'ACA' Neo Geo range on Nintendo's latest console. These are essentially faithful ports, designed to emulate the original Neo Geo experience on modern hardware while throwing in a broad range of features and customisation options...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Metal Slug 3
  • Reminder Corrin amiibo is Still Coming, Yet the Wait Continues for Bayonetta and Cloud

    We're left with rumours and longing looks

    It's fair to say that, although its profile and sales have dipped, the amiibo series is still very much alive. Just recently there were multiple figures accompanying The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cards with Mario Sports Superstars, and the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will come...

    • amiibo
    • Bayonetta
    • Cloud
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Coming To Switch, Wii U Version Deader Than Drac Himself

    "We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support"

    The Wii U version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been cancelled, it has been revealed today - that's the bad news. The good news is that it's now coming to the Nintendo Switch instead. If you backed the Wii U version and are happy to have the game on Switch, you don't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bloodstained
    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
  • News GameStop Executive Believes Switch Sales Could Outpace the Wii

    Wouldn't that be something?

    At least in the short term, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is doing exceedingly well. Naturally, there are teething issues that come with any console launch, but the console is on pace to clear two million units sold in the first month, owing no small part of that to the incredible critical success of The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • Video Let's Indulge in the 'Virtual Console' of Neo-Geo Games on Nintendo Switch

    Insert credit

    The Switch doesn't have a Virtual Console of its own just yet, but that hasn't stopped Hamster from releasing a slew of Neo-Geo arcade titles on the system. In the video above we take a look at all seven currently available titles including some shoot-em-ups, some fighting games, and... well, more fighting games.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Retro
    • Neo-Geo
  • News Atlus Launches a Teaser Site Hinting at a New Radiant Historia

    Yes, please

    Relatively late in the life of the Nintendo DS, Atlus released a fascinating RPG called Radiant Historia which was quite well received. Borrowing heavily from Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia similarly revolved around time travel, with the main draw being that you could travel along the timeline and cause different effects which resulted...

    • Radiant Historia
    • DS
  • Video Nintendo's Fire Emblem Echoes Overview Shows How It Shakes Up the Formula

    Or reimagines the old formula, if you prefer

    Fire Emblem: Awakening was a title that helped to 'save' its franchise, and Fire Emblem Fates took those foundations and built upon them in a big way. With the FE series now well and truly alive and key to Nintendo's plans, as shown with the mobile release of Fire Emblem Heroes - there's now a welcome...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
  • Random Turn Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Into A Knuckle Duster, Because Why Not

    Strike fear into the heart of your 1-2-Switch opponents!

    Are you fed up of losing rounds in 1-2-Switch? Perhaps you need this intimidating 3D-printed knuckle grip to strike fear into the heart of your opponent? It's hard to think of an genuine application for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Knuckles made by "The Engineer" and offered for sale at $25 in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Random
    • Joy-Con
  • Video Splatoon 2 Trailers Show Off Weapons for Global Testfire Event

    Ready to dual wield as a squid?

    With only a few days before the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Nintendo of Japan's YouTube channel has uploaded four videos showcasing the weapons you will have at your disposal during the event. The weapons spotlighted in the trailers include "remixed" versions of returning weapons such as the Splat Charger and Splat...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Treehouse to Host Live Broadcast of Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

    Time to gear up

    The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is almost upon us, and Nintendo of America has now confirmed that the Treehouse team will be hosting a live broadcast in which they play the online demo. A similar thing happened with the equivalent for Splatoon, which certainly helped generate some hype. It'll be the first session that's streamed live...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Testfire
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Vroom in the Night Sky Update Adds A Magical Driving School

    Renewal the conversation data

    Vroom in the Night Sky was perhaps one of the less essential Switch eShop launch titles, in our review we praised the game for technically working, but on the whole we couldn't recommend it as it just wasn't a particularly enjoyable experience. Publisher POISOFT aims to rectify some of the criticisms of the game in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Updates

Monday20th Mar 2017

  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Captured Memory Locations

    It's all coming back to me...

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open-world adventure that is simply staggering in scope, and it's easy to spend hours simply wandering around and exploring without furthering the storyline. However, while large portions of your quest will no doubt be spent hunting wildlife, discovering shrines and

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Secret Of Mana Sequel Seiken Densetsu 3 Shown Running On Nintendo Switch

    Virtual Console incoming?

    The official Twitter channel for the Seiken Densetsu series has tweeted footage of the third game running on the Nintendo Switch. Seiken Densetsu 3 is the sequel to Seiken Densetsu 2 (obviously), a game better known in the west as Secret of Mana. It's widely regarded as one of the best RPGs ever made - as you'll know if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES
    • Virtual Console
    • Secret of Mana
    • Seiken Densetsu
  • News GameStop Pitches In With Promise of US Nintendo Switch Restock on 22nd March

    Just got to dock the stock

    It wasn't so long ago that we reported on GameStop listing a ludicrously expensive Nintendo Switch bundle, citing availability by mid-April; that was a slightly worrying moment. Pleasingly, however, we have a tangible sign that Switch restocks are starting to kick in, with a recent tweet targeting the US market. GameStop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameStop
  • Reminder The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is This Week, With Two Arenas Confirmed

    The Reef and Musselforge Fitness / Barnacle Sports Club

    The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is almost upon us, running from 24th to 26th March; it'll be a nice chance to get hands on with the upcoming sequel. The weapons on offer will include Splat Dualies and "remixed" versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger, but Nintendo has also confirmed the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Last Nintendo Switch Game Standing in UK Top 10

    Link took a stamina elixir

    The Nintendo Switch has only been out a little over two weeks, but it feels like it's already settled into the market. The launch buzz has naturally faded and, as a result, some of the second tier launch day titles - to use a slightly unfair term - have started to lose steam. That's the tale told in the latest UK top 40...

  • News Game Freak is Recruiting For New Console Game

    Pokémon Stars in development?

    Two recruitment advertisements have been listed from Pokémon developers Game Freak, specifying work on a console game. The ad opens with "Here's a chance to work on the development of a globally popular RPG!" before going on to say that the employee will be working on "characters, Monsters and Items". Spotted by...

    • Pokémon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Nintendo Releases Localised ARMS Character and Weapon Showcases

    Now nowhere near as Japanese

    A while ago we shared showcase videos for ARMS that had been posted on Nintendo's Japanese YouTube channel; these showed off characters and weapons from the game. There are now localised versions of the videos, so if you want to enjoy the footage and actually understand the text / voiceover, these are a good option...

    • Video
    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News United States Appeals Court Rules In Nintendo's Favour In Tomita Technologies 3DS Patent Case

    Another one bites the dust

    It looks as if the saga of Seijiro Tomita's patent case against the Nintendo 3DS is finally coming to an end. The United States Appeals Court has just confirmed that handheld console does not use technology covered in a patent asserted by Tomita Technologies USA, Inc. and Tomita Technologies International, Inc, stating...

    • 3DS
    • Patents
    • Legal
    • Tomita Technologies
  • Weirdness Bizarre Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Lets Link Walk Underwater

    Better find a snorkel

    While Link is capable of doing a bit of swimming in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there is not much more to it than that when it comes to the lakes of Hyrule. That is until Twitter user Swiffy22 came across this very strange glitch in the game: When knocked back by an enemy into the water under certain...

    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Retro Platformer Battle Princess Madelyn Hits Funding Goal In Just Five Days

    Coming to Nintendo Switch and Wii U early next year

    The Ghouls 'n Ghosts-inspired 2D platformer Battle Princess Madelyn has beaten its initial Kickstarter funding goal and has already surpassed several of its stretch goals - and the campaign has only been active for five days. Causal Bit's arcade adventure had a starting target of CA$ 60,000 an

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Kickstarter
    • Wii U eShop
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hero of Time Orchestral Album Now Available for Pre-Order as Download, CD, or Vinyl

    "An epic re-imagining of the iconic score "

    The Legend of Zelda is a franchise with some of the most memorable music in gaming, and it's celebrated in various ways. Late last year we reported on an album by Materia Collective that is re-imagining the soundtrack from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; though it's not an official Nintendo product...

    • Nintendo
    • Music
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Video Let's Have a Closer Look at the Player's Guide for Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Retro is the new open world

    Amidst all the hype surrounding The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it's important to take stock and remember the good old days before everything was measured in teraflops and gigaslaps. That's just what our man Dan Thompson has been up to and has decided to make the bold move of muscling in on my turf in the form of...

    • Zelda
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • News GameTruck and Nintendo Partnership Now Offers Switch Events

    Games like 1-2-Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe available

    Nintendo and GameTruck have been running multiple promotions over the past couple of years - at different times there have been Splatoon and Super Mario Maker options available. The premise is simple - the US company hosts themed parties within enormous trucks, so that they're mobile shenanig

    • Nintendo Switch
    • GameTruck

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