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TodayMon, 17th Jun 2019

  • News Pre-Orders For The Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo Are Now Live

    Here's where to get yours

    Pre-orders are now live for the adorable The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo which was revealed at E3 this year. If you're hoping to get your hands on one, here's where to go. At the time of writing, your only choice is UK retailer GAME (which does also ship worldwide for a slightly higher delivery charge). The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
    • amiibo
  • Reminder Nintendo's E3 Sale Ends Tomorrow, Save Up To 50% On Switch Games (North America)

    Discounts on Cuphead, Mario Kart, Final Fantasy and more until 18th June

    Update: As a reminder, Nintendo's E3 sale ends tomorrow, 18th June. If you're wanting to grab any of the deals listed below, now's your last chance! Nintendo has launched its week-long E3 2019 eShop sale and there's a nice mix of quality first and third-party games...

    • E3 2019
    • Sales
    • North America
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Boss Battles Will Be More Exciting Than Dark Moon, Says Producer

    Sounds good to us

    Perhaps one of Nintendo's strongest-looking games at E3 was Luigi's Mansion 3. From every drop of footage we've seen so far, as well as what Nintendo has revealed in terms of its gameplay and focus, we're starting to believe that this could well end up being the best in the series by a considerable distance. Time will tell, of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Mario Maker 2 File Size And Other Details Revealed

    Physical or digital?

    Super Mario Maker 2 is fast approaching, with that juicy 28th June release date just around the corner. If you haven't already, we imagine you'll soon start to think about how you might want to pick up a copy of the game - physical or digital? Well, the Nintendo Switch eShop listing for the game has now updated to reveal its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario
  • Hands On Empire Of Sin Is A Complex Crime Caper Created By Video Game Royalty

    "Prohibition strategy" is a genre now

    During one of our E3 appointments, we sat in a tiny, packed room to observe a 20-minute gameplay demo for Empire of Sin, the upcoming 1920s-themed strategy game slated to release Spring 2020. Surrounding us were no fewer than five developers, including John Romero, famed creator of the original DOOM and Quake...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
    • John Romero
    • Brenda Romero
    • Features
  • News Mario Stars In The Latest My Nintendo Reward Discounts For Europe

    With just a splash of Disney

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at discounted prices. There are five new discounts up for grabs this time, all for games which Nintendo has described as "magical". Ooer. As always, you can take advantage of these...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Will Not Support Cloud Saves

    But amiibo get the green light

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons was finally unveiled during Nintendo's E3 Direct last week, giving fans of the series both good and bad news. The good news is that it looks as delightful as ever, with proceedings this time taking place on a deserted island; the bad news is that the game has been delayed slightly to March...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's Doug Bowser Shares Fun Little Anecdote About His E3 Direct Performance

    "I can’t tell you how many takes we had to do"

    While upcoming games are obviously the focus of any Nintendo Direct, the E3 show's opening sequence featuring Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser alongside actual, Peach-napping bad guy Bowser was a fun little thing to behold. You can remind yourself here. Over the last few days, we've already...

    • Nintendo
    • Doug Bowser
    • E3
    • E3 2019
  • News A Forgotten (And Kirby-Free) HAL SNES Title Has Been Preserved For The Ages

    Anyone for golf?

    Some great news for retro gaming enthusiasts as the year of noteworthy Super Nintendo efforts continues unhinged. Reports of successful preservation of HAL Laboratory's Special Tee Shot prototype and subsequent public release means that we can all now enjoy the isometric mini-golf game that was meant to show up as a regular SNES...

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Kirby
    • HAL Laboratory
    • Special Tee Shot
  • UK Charts Sony's Days Of Play Sale Wipes Nintendo Out Of The Top Ten

    A harsh week for the house of Mario

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 15th June, revealing that PlayStation's Days of Play sales have completely dominated the UK retail space over the last seven days. Last week, when the sale was first introduced, PS4 titles started to rise up the charts and dampen Nintendo's chances at reaching the high...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sony
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Gallery A Closer Look At The Characters And Dialogue Scenes In Super Neptunia RPG

    Meet the cast!

    Super Neptunia RPG is just days away from launching on Nintendo Switch, bringing the characters of the Neptunia series to life in a "whole new 2D way". As such, Idea Factory International has shared some new screenshots and information about characters in the game. Let's kick things off with those characters. In the image below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Spyro Reignited Trilogy To Require Additional Download In North America, But Not Europe?

    A tale of two box arts

    Last Tuesday, as part of the Nintendo E3 Direct, Spyro Reignited Trilogy was confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch. Soon after, the game was listed on North American retailer Best Buy's website and the box art revealed that an additional download was required when buying the game physically.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Spyro
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 - Everything We Know So Far

    We collect every shred of information on the upcoming Zelda sequel

    It was bittersweet to polish off the last few shrines and give Calamity Ganon what-for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After such a wonderful, rich journey it was finally time to bid farewell to Link, Zelda and the largest, most expansive iteration of...

    • Zelda
    • Guides
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video The Making Of SNES Classic Star Fox And The Super FX Chip

    And so, the Lylat System was born

    Whether you're a diehard fan of the series, or even just familiar with the team thanks to the Super Smash Bros. games, Fox, Falco, Slippy, and Peppy hold a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo fans (yes, we're including Slippy here). The series' Lylat System was born in 1993, when Star Fox (known as Starwing...

    • SNES
    • Star Fox
    • Retro
    • Video
  • Rumour New Nvidia Shield TV Could Share The Same Chipset As The Upgraded Switch

    New hardware on the way

    As we all know, the Nintendo Switch and Nvidia Shield TV share the same chipset – the Tegra X1. Nvidia leveraged its knowledge of mobile chipsets to held Nintendo create its hybrid console, and as a result, hasn't refreshed its own Shield line in what feels like forever. That appears to be changing this year. Evidence has...

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Hardware
    • Tegra
  • News Niantic Files Lawsuit Against Pokémon GO "Hackers" Helping Players To Cheat

    Get Officer Jenny on the line

    Ever since Pokémon GO launched back in 2016, numerous third-party apps and services have found their way online, aiming to give players an unfair advantage or to cheat the system. Aside from essentially breaking the game's infrastructure, these services can sometimes also infringe upon intellectual property rights, and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • Reminder Nintendo's E3 Sale Ends Tomorrow, Save Up To 50% On Switch Games (Europe)

    Deals on Final Fantasy, Mario Tennis, Mario Kart and more

    Update: As a reminder, this sale ends tomorrow, 18th June. If you're thinking about grabbing any of the deals below, make sure to act fast! Original Article: Below we've collected all the E3 deals currently on the European Nintendo Switch eShop. While the selection isn't quite as...

    • E3 2019
    • Sales
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals

YesterdaySun, 16th Jun 2019

  • Guide All The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild amiibo Unlocks

    We are the Champions

    If you have been collecting amiibo from the start, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the perfect opportunity to cash-in your efforts on both the Wii U and Switch versions of the game. Every single amiibo released out there (including amiibo cards!) will work in the game, summoning cooking or crafting materials from the...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bethesda Might Have More Surprises For Nintendo Switch Owners In The Future

    Ongoing support

    Bethesda's been one of the top third-party supporters for the Switch, releasing games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM on the hybrid system. It followed this up with other titles like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and even a port of the mobile game, Fallout Shelter. While many fans of the co

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Bethesda
    • Pete Hines
  • Feature Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov On Tetris 99, Tetris Comics And His Favourite Tetris Piece

    "I don’t like the square. It’s dumb"

    How long does it take for someone to realize they’ve made something that will outlast themselves and everyone they know? For Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris, he is on a mission to make sure that moment of realization lasts his entire lifetime. So far so good; the simple block-stacking puzzler has...

    • Features
    • Tetris
    • Alexey Pajitnov
    • Interviews
  • News Dotemu "Honored" To Team Up With Square Enix For Remastered Version Of Final Fantasy VIII

    The French company behind Streets of Rage 4

    During Square Enix Live at E3 2019, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be released on the Switch later this year. Since then, it's been discovered the French developer and publisher Dotemu will be helping out with this version – with the company revealing it was both "proud and honored"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Dotemu
  • Review Super Neptunia RPG - An Easygoing Take On A Cult JRPG Series

    The Console War rages on

    For those that haven’t stumbled across this side-scrolling RPG series, the Neptunia games have been knocking around since 2010. Originally created by Compile Heart, Idea Factory and various other Japanese studios since, the adventures of chirpy goddess Neptune and the ongoing Console War have been a PlayStation console...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Neptunia RPG
  • News Former Epic Games Director Says He Tried To Axe Fortnite

    "That game would not have passed my bar"

    What would gaming be like right now if the insanely popular title Fortnite didn't exist? It's obviously something we'll never know, but if the former Epic Games production director Rod Fergusson had got his way, we might have found out. In a recent interview on the Game Informer Show podcast at E3 2019,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3 2019
  • Guide Best amiibo For Nintendo Switch

    Fab-looking figures that give the best bang for your buck

    So, you've got yourself or a family member a new Switch and you're curious about all those little figures that interact with the games. If you’re new to Switch and are dipping your toe in the amiibo pool, it can be tough to know where to start. The full roster is daunting and nobody wants...

    • Guides
    • amiibo
    • Accessories
    • Features
  • News Eiji Aonuma Still Excited To Collaborate With Shigeru Miyamoto After Many Years

    Who wouldn't be?

    Earlier this week at E3 2019, Game Informer spoke to The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma and was asked about what it was like to work with other Nintendo producers such as Takashi Tezuka (responsible for Super Mario Maker 2) and the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto. Teaming up with such famous faces within the video game...

    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • E3 2019
  • News Mario & Sonic Producer Talks About Motion Controls And Costumes In The Switch Entry

    Go for gold this November

    Long-time Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games producer Nobuya Ohashi sat down with IGN earlier this week at E3 2019 to discuss the finer aspects of the latest entry in the series, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As this is the sixth instalment and the last one since the 2016 Wii U entry, there was a...

    • Mario & Sonic
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nobuya Ohashi
    • E3 2019
  • Review PlataGO! Super Platform Game Maker - An Awkward Super Mario Maker Clone

    All the tools you need to create something you wouldn’t want to play

    The definition of karma is giving a reviewer who has handed out their share of 4s and 6s in the last month a review copy of a platform game creator and effectively saying ‘you do better’. While PlataGo! presents an ample feature set that leaves mean critical types with few...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • PlataGO

Saturday15th Jun 2019

  • Random Have We Been Missing A Zelda Easter Egg In Mario 64 All These Years?

    Amazing planning, or sheer coincidence?

    Easter eggs in video games aren’t a new thing, but it’s rare to spot one decades after the event – but that’s what Twitter user Hitei he’s found in Super Mario 64. There’s a picture in Peach’s castle which we’ll all have dashed past many, many times over the years, and Hitei thinks this image...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Super Mario
    • N64
    • Retro
  • News Nintendo Shares Colourful Graphic Outlining Upcoming Switch Releases

    Hide your money

    At E3 2019, Nintendo showed off a lot of brand new and previously announced first and third-party titles. To provide a much clearer idea of what's coming out and when, it's now shared a graphic on its social media account, which places each of these upcoming releases in the remaining quarters of this year. As you'll see below, we...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Astral Chain Is Filled With Hidden Toilets And "Lots Of Cats"

    Um, what?

    While the majority of PlatinumGames fans are eagerly anticipating the release of Bayonetta 3 on the Switch, the next title the Japanese company is actually releasing on Nintendo's hybrid platform is the synergetic action game Astral Chain. It's being directed by Takahisa Taura, who was the lead designer on NieR: Automata. During the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
    • Takahisa Taura
  • Feature The Making Of The PC Engine, The 8-Bit Wonder That Took On Nintendo

    With new 'Mini' hardware on the way, we look back at this 8-bit wonder

    This piece was originally published in 2012. With the news that Konami is producing a PC Engine Mini, we thought you might like a fresh look. Enjoy! Western gamers tend to consider Nintendo and Sega as the two major players in the 16-bit war. On European and American soil this...

    • Retro
    • PC Engine
    • Hardware
    • Features
    • PC Engine Mini
  • News Eiji Aonuma And Multiple Others Have Been Promoted At Nintendo

    Climbing the ladder

    There are a lot of employees at Nintendo who have spent their entire adulthood at the company. As many of these individuals grow in experience and age, they help create more games and rise up the ranks. Recently, a number of these well-known individuals have been promoted. Nintendo's E3 2019 press website reveals new positions...

    • Nintendo
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Hisashi Nogami
    • Aya Kyogoku
    • Yoshihito Ikebata
  • Review Phantom Doctrine - XCOM Meets James Bond In This Scrappy Strategy Epic

    Spooks show

    While our interactive medium has played host to a fair few ‘spy games’ over the years, most have opted for stealthy infiltration (hello Splinter Cell and Metal Gear) or all-out gunfights with the occasional silencer thrown in for good measure (see just about every James Bond game ever made). However, it’s the games that dig deep...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Phantom Doctrine
  • News Tom Nook Will Be Reinvesting Back Into The Local Island Community In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    About time!

    If you had your doubts about Tom Nook in the past, the first-look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons earlier this week probably didn't change your opinion about him. This time around, he's offering players a deserted island lifestyle package and is selling it as if it's the opportunity of a lifetime while demanding 49,800 Bells to set up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • Aya Kyogoku
  • News Spike Chunsoft Has "Exciting News" To Share On 19th June

    Could it be Switch related?

    You normally wouldn't expect a live stream the week after E3, but that's exactly what Spike Chunsoft has planned. The Japanese developer will be sharing some "exciting news" via Twitch.tv on 19th June. The company has previously worked on the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, is known for the Danganronpa series and will...

    • Spike Chunsoft
    • Japan
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 15th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a busy, busy week it's been in the Nintendo world. E3 has now come to an end, and a good 90% of the Nintendo Life team is feeling ready to retire to our beds for long, well-deserved naps. Before that, though, it's time once again to share with you our weekend gaming plans. As always, we invite you to join...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

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