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  • News Get Zelda: Oracle Of Seasons And Oracle Of Ages For Just Over £5 With My Nintendo (Europe)

    Two Zeldas for about £5? Yes please

    If you're looking for your next Legend of Zelda fix, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme may just have the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download Game Boy Color games The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages on your 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Game Boy Color
    • 3DS
  • Poll Which ARMS Fighter Should Join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

    Who are you hoping for?

    Nintendo recently confirmed that the next fighter joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be from the company's other colourful Switch fighting game ARMS. The IP may not have taken off quite like, say, Splatoon, but we've got a soft spot for the limb-y scrapper's energy and sense of humour, and in all honesty we

    • Poll
    • Features
    • ARMS
    • Smash Bros
  • News Minimalistic Bullet Hell Shooter Null Drifter Blasts Onto Switch This Week

    "Simple yet nostalgic"

    eastasiasoft is bringing its upcoming bullet-hell twin-stick shooter Null Drifter to Nintendo Switch later this week and a brand new trailer has been released to celebrate. The game promises "simple yet nostalgic presentation while shooting and dashing through single-screen bullet-hell action". Players will be able to test...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Shooter Jet Lancer Mixes Dog Fighting, Giant Robots And Advance Wars-Style Visuals

    Coming to the eShop this May

    Indie studio Code Wakers and publisher Armor Games Studios have announced today that aerial combat shooter Jet Lancer will be coming to the Switch on May 12th. Set in a world overcome by giant robots, Jet Lancer is a bullet hell blaster where players will dog fight with enemy pilots, take down massive robot bosses and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random A New Ice Climber Game From SteamWorld Dev Image & Form? We Wish

    Now there's an idea!

    Despite appearing in a number of other titles over the years like Super Smash Bros., Popo and Nana have only ever had the one game under the 'Ice Climber' name (well, two if you count the Vs version). So when should this IP be revisited? And why hasn't that happened already? Sadly, as with other series like F-Zero, Ice Climber...

    • Random
    • Ice Climber
    • SteamWorld
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of March 2020 (Japan)

    Animal Crossing and Pokémon top the list

    Earlier today, we shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe last month and now have yet another list, this time from Japan. Below, you can see a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Switch eShop in Japan throughout the month of March, 2020. Also included are each game's release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Gallery New Screens Show Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition's Gorgeous Environments

    And it's looking lovely

    With Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition launching on Nintendo Switch next month, what better time to take a good long look at some of the game's gorgeous updated scenery? The official Japanese website for the game has been updated with fresh images of some of the locations you'll be exploring in the HD remaster. You'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Gallery
  • News Coronavirus Isolation Seems To Be Causing A Spike In Wii Sports' Resale Value

    Prices have been rising since Feb

    This November, Wii Sports will turn 14 years old, but the game is seeing a sudden spike in interest and resale value. The game, which had people all around the world swinging their arms about to play tennis, golf and more in their front rooms back in 2006, has been rising in price on resale websites since February...

    • Wii
    • Wii Sports
    • Coronavirus
  • News Uniqlo Celebrate Super Mario 35th Anniversary With New UT Range

    It's a-me, Uniqlo!

    It should be an exciting year for Super Mario fans as the capped mascot reaches another milestone. Popular Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo is getting in on the action early with a new UT range featuring the man himself. "Since its creation in 1985, Super Mario has been loved by people all around the world and beyond the boundar

    • Super Mario
    • Uniqlo
    • Merchandise
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In March 2020 (Europe)

    You know which game came top

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch eShop games of March 2020 in Europe, and you can probably guess which game has taken top spot. Yes, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most-downloaded game of the month, with Nintendo's other big release Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX coming in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Video Billie Eilish's Bad Guy Gets A 'Bass Guy' Animal Crossing Parody

    "They’re the hell type, just 400 bells type "

    Before balloons and eggs took over pretty much everything, Animal Crossing: New Horizons' biggest annoyance was bass. No matter where, when, or how you decided to fish

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Cooking Mama: Cookstar Pulled From Switch eShop Amid Accusations Of Mining Cryptocurrency

    Update: Music ripped from YouTube found in game code

    Update #2 We may have discovered the real reason why Cooking Mama: Cookstar was pulled from the eShop – it apparently uses music ripped from YouTube: Update #1 [Sun 5th Apr, 2020 23:15 BST]: Since this story broke at the weekend, people have been speculating that the reason

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Cooking Mama
  • News Nintendo UK Reveals Mario Kart 8 Deluxe VS Cup, Take Part To Win eShop Credit

    Worth a shot, right?

    If you have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sitting at home and feel up for jumping into a race or two, you could net yourself some lovely eShop credit to spend on your next favourite game. Nintendo UK has announced the 'Nintendo UK VS Cup', in which players will be able to get stuck into some friendly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • UK
  • Random Animal Crossing's Isabelle Makes Resident Evil 3 Even More Terrifying

    Nope

    We don't care what the subtitles say, that's definitely not Jill. The new, shiny Resident Evil 3 remake landed on other platforms towards the end of last week, bringing its fair share of scary moments and stunning visuals, but this particular sight is arguably more terrifying than anything else the game has to offer. Modder Crazy Potato has...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Resident Evil
    • Random
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.1.4 Patch Notes - We Bring Egg-Cellent News

    A cracking update

    Following hot on the heels of Versions 1.1.2 and 1.1.3, Animal Crossing: New Horizon Version 1.1.4 is now available. Those of you who have been slightly annoyed by the game's recent

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

YesterdaySun, 5th Apr 2020

  • Random Stephen Fry Is Somewhat Perplexed By Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    "Is it, in this sense, a metaphor for life itself?"

    We've heard how the Captain Marvel star Brie Larsen has been enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but did you know there are other famous people out there playing it? Yep - it's true, other people who also have attained celebrity status in this world seem to like Nintendo Switch games. The...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News You'll Be Able To Buy The Borderlands And Bioshock Games Separately On The Switch eShop

    Or you can stick with the collections

    Last week, during Nintendo's Mini Direct presentation, the publisher 2K confirmed it would be releasing the Bioshock: The Collection, XCOM 2: Collection and Borderlands Legendary Collection on the Switch. All of these are coming to the hybrid system on 29th May. It sounds fantastic

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • 2K
  • News Xbox Adaptive Controller Allows Inspiring Gamer To Play Animal Crossing On Switch

    Island life is for everyone

    We've heard previously how the Xbox Adaptive Controller is compatible with the Nintendo Switch, and it seems players far and wide have been making good use of this nifty tool ever since. Yesterday, Pure Xbox shared a story about a disabled gamer – by the name of EyeGazeGirl on Twitter – who has been using this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Xbox
    • Microsoft
  • Review Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition - A Gorgeous Love Letter To JRPGs Which Just Falls Short

    Ara Fell, not awful

    There's a comforting familiarity to Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition that lends the whole game a veneer of nostalgia. That's not just in terms of its debt to classic JRPGs – which, naturally, it has in spades – but also in its character writing, which conjures up memories of old-school webcomics, fanfiction and English-translated...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - March 2020

    March's best Switch eShop games!

    March was a yet another busy month on the Switch eShop, with plenty of seriously exciting titles popping up all over the place. As such, there's never been a better time to dig out the good old Nintendo Life eShop Select awards! These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • News "They're Burying Pokémons" Jibe During Chinese Coronavirus Tribute Causes Uproar In France

    "I allowed myself to say something totally inappropriate"

    French journalist Emmanuel Lechypre has apologised after making a jibe about "Burying Pokémons" during BFM TV's coverage of China's day of mourning for coronavirus victims. The business reporter made the comment on Saturday as the channel was broadcasting live footage of a three-minute...

    • Coronavirus
    • Pokemon
  • News Fatal Frame's Return Is Up To Nintendo, Says Series Producer Keisuke Kikuchi

    That includes a new entry and remasters

    Last October, the series producer of Fatal Frame, Keisuke Kikuchi, said he'd be open to revisiting this horrifying IP. Now, in a follow-up exchange, he's explained as much as he personally would like to see another game happen, ultimately it's Nintendo's decision, as it has the publishing rights to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fatal Frame
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Nintendo
  • News SNK Gals Fighters Gets Rated For The Nintendo Switch In South Korea

    A Neo Geo Pocket Color revival

    The Neo Geo Pocket Color exclusive 'SNK Gals' Fighters' has been rated for the Nintendo Switch in South Korea and officially confirmed by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee. The game was first released in the year 2000 and is a one-on-one fighting game with a 2D chibi art style. The all-female SNK...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Retro
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #37 - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

    Nemmy gonna get ya

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, the weekly poll which places three regional box art variants before the eyes of you lovely people and awaits your "yay"s and "nay"s. Last week we took to the streets with Axel, Blaze, Zan and Sammy (and Roo) in Streets of Rage 3. We looked at three very different covers, but Japan emerged from...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Resident Evil
  • News ESA Locks In The Dates For E3 2021, Will Take Place Next June

    And this year's digital event seems unlikely

    Following on from IGN announcing its own 'Summer of Gaming' event yesterday, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has locked in the dates for its next E3 conference. With this year's E3 officially cancelled, the next "reimagined" version of it will be taking place between 15th - 17th June 2021...

    • Industry
    • E3

Saturday4th Apr 2020

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Couch Co-Op Games

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    While there's a huge variety of gaming experiences available on Switch, the chances are that couch co-op games were a big part of the reason you bought Nintendo's hybrid console. After all, the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to its Joy-Con controllers, which double up as two separate pads when you've...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Fitness And Exercise Games

    Get in shape with these Switch games

    Locked up at home and needing something to keep you active? Looking to get in shape but find the lure of gaming too hard to resist? Well, worry not, because with Switch it's easy to mix your favourite pastime with a little cardiovascular exercise to get your blood pumping, and here we've collected together our...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Modder Guts A Nintendo GameCube And Turns It Into A Modern Gaming PC

    The power button and controllers still work

    We're used to seeing console and PC mods but this design is a little different. The YouTube channel Tech by Matt decided to gut a Nintendo GameCube and turn it into a fully-functioning gaming PC. While not everyone will agree with this decision, the system – to be fair – is described as a broken one...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • GameCube
  • Video 11 Exciting New Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In April

    Plenty to choose from

    Following on from the games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, DOOM 64. Saint's Row IV: Relected, the month of April appea

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Why We Think Crazy Redd Will Bring His Artwork To Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    We're Redd-y for ya, cousin

    For those who have played any of the previous entries in the Animal Crossing series, you're all-too-familiar with that crazy black market-dealing fox named Redd. Love him or hate him, he carries wares that are impossible to find anywhere else – including counterfeits and fakes. The paintings, statues and sculptures –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Features
  • News Xenoblade Studio Monolith Soft Actually Helped Out With Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Embracing island life

    Here's something you probably didn't know, Monolith Soft – the talented company behind the Xenoblade Chronicles series – helped out with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. No, this isn't some late April Fool's joke, it's all according to a new listing on the Japanese developer's website. Unfortunately, there are no extra...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Monolith Soft
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • News Port Specialist Virtuos Ready To Help Bring Next-Gen PlayStation And Xbox Titles To Nintendo Switch

    "we are charged up and full of talent"

    Port specialist Virtuos has made quite a name for itself during the Switch generation - helping bring across games like Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Dark Souls: Remastered and L.A. Noire. The company's vice president of games, Elijah Freeman, has also previously told other developers not to treat Nintendo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Virtuos
    • Industry
  • News IGN Announces Its New 'Summer Of Gaming' Digital Event, An E3 Replacement Starting This June

    Multiple third-party publishers involved

    Last month, E3 2020 was officially cancelled due to "increased and overwhelming concerns" about the coronavirus outbreak. Various video game companies, such as Nintendo, responded to the news with official statements saying they would explore other ways to engage with fans and share new announcements. Now,...

    • Industry
    • E3
  • Mini Review Wandersong - This One Can Really Hold A Tune

    Pitch perfect

    We recently asked if there were any Switch games we'd missed which you thought were worthy of a review. Wandersong was one of the most-requested games, so there we are! They say that music heals the soul, but can it actually save the entire universe? Wandersong seems to think so. You take on the role of a passionate bard who uses his...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 4th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    What a crazy week we've had this week with a huge Switch eShop sale, ridiculous levels of Animal Crossing creativity, and even reports suggesting that 2020 is set to bring l

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Feature Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home

    "It’s very much like being in quarantine and lockdown all the time"

    Last month music label Materia Collective put out the original soundtracks to both Yooka-Laylee and its sequel Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair on a host of digital storefronts and streaming platforms. The music from both of Playtonic Games' love letters to platformer

    • Features
    • Interviews

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