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  • News Hamster To Unleash Renegade On The Mean Streets Of Switch

    There's a pair of retro shmups incoming, too

    Hamster will be re-releasing Yoshihisa Kishimoto's iconic beat-'em-up Renegade this upcoming Thursday. Released at the arcades one year prior to 1987 classic Double Dragon, Kunio's debut adventure first won the hearts of Japanese gamers when it was originally released as Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Hamster
    • Renegade
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    Switch eShop

    Review INK

    Paint the town rainbow

    Don’t let the colourful palette in INK deceive you, as friendly as it might look, this is a game – originally released in 2015 – inspired by fast-paced and challenging platform titles such as Super Meat Boy. With failure inevitable, it’s all about learning from your previous mistakes as you work your way through...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Exploring the Story, Strategy, and Swing Mode in Mario Tennis Aces

    Swanky stuff

    Mario Tennis Aces is a little bit of all right in our eyes, which you'll know if read or watched our review, so when Nintendo UK asked to make some videos that are distinctly related, we thought that was a fairly marvellous idea. So as you can probably see, we've compiled all three videos below for your viewing entertainment. We're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • Mario Tennis
  • News Adventure Platformer Heroki Is Flying Onto The Switch eShop Next Month

    "The best version on any platform"

    Picomy has announced that its 2015 adventure platformer Heroki will arrive on Nintendo Switch next month. Originally published on iOS, Heroki sees players flying headfirst into an award-winning action adventure, tasked with saving a whimsical world full of flight and fantasy. Players must master the wind...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Choose Your Own Adventure In The Deadly World Of Midnight Caravan On Switch

    A NSFW addition to Switch's digital library

    Nintendo Switch is getting a new choose your own adventure title, and it's certainly going for a more adult theme than your usual interactive adventure. Midnight Caravan comes from developer Gamera Interactive and sees you tasked with leading a caravan across the rolling hills of Italy, as you rub...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
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    Review R.B.I. Baseball 18

    Swing and a miss

    R.B.I. Baseball 18 is the second title in the series to be released on the Nintendo Switch. Last year's title was lambasted with negative reviews across the board, and if you’re hoping for better this time around then, unfortunately, we are going to have to let you down gently. There was so much chatter around R.B.I. 18 prior to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Cat Quest Is Getting A Retail Edition This September On Nintendo Switch

    Cats of war

    Cat Quest, with its cute yet challenging world of RPG mechanics and sword-wielding felines, has already left some memorable claw marks on the Nintendo Switch eShop, and now it's preparing to do the same for retail shelves the world over. Publisher PQube has confirmed the action-RPG will be getting a physical release on 7th September in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's 'Playground' Mode Is Imminent, Set To Offer A Very Different Way To Play

    Perfect for new players on Switch

    Battle Royale phenomenon Fortnite is about to receive a rather significant update in the form of a new game mode called 'Playground', allowing players to roam around freely in a creative setting, rather than the standard 1 vs 100 fight to the death. The mode was initially teased by Epic a few weeks ago in a blog...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Updates
  • News Yoshi For Nintendo Switch "Making Really Good Progress" Despite E3 No-Show

    Updates coming later this year

    Nintendo's 2018 E3 presentation left a lot of unanswered questions regarding games that were expected to be explored; with a huge focus on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and a little on Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, no time was left over for any news on the likes of Metroid Prime 4, the upcoming...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Digital Eclipse Tackles SNK Rotary Joystick Emulation Challenge

    What a twist!

    Capcom and SNK's rivalry actually began a number of years before Street Fighter II and Fatal Fury arrived in the arcades. The "Look, we can do it too!" back-and-forth exchange translated into several classic hits from both sides, including Capcom's 1985 Senjō no Ōkami (better known in the West as Commando) and SNK's Ikari...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • Digital Eclipse
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    Review Lanota

    A rhythmic treat for the ears

    The release radar for rhythm games on Nintendo Switch - or any platform for that matter – is somewhat of an oddity. Every once in a while, a game slides into view and attempts to grab the genre and shake things up; to provide fans with something fresh to sink our rhythmic teeth into. Lanota does just that, and for the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Lanota
  • News Mario Tennis Aces Takes The Grand Slam In The UK Charts

    Switch takes over the charts

    Mario Tennis Aces debuts in the UK charts at number one, leading a resurgence of Nintendo Switch titles back into the top ten and further afield. The quirky arcade sports title managed to knock God of War from the top spot, which had previously held firm over UK game sales. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shot up from seventh...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Top-Down Puzzle Game Waking Violet Is Putting A Spell On Nintendo Switch This Week

    Pre-order discount available now

    MixedBag has announced that Waking Violet is making its way to Nintendo Switch this week, launching on 29th June. The game is a classic 2D top-down puzzle game featuring enchanting spells and a time-rewind mechanic. Playing as Violet, a shy teen with a desire to grow up, you get trapped inside a dream, unable to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature A Look Back At the SG-1000, Sega's First Ever Home Console

    Console War I

    A red letter date is fast approaching! 15th July, 1983 basically marks the beginning of the established order of gaming. That was the day that Nintendo released the Family Computer. Soon after, it was the clear market leader in its homeland; every trace of competition that come before, like the Epoch Cassette Vision, was...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Video
  • Random Nintendo UK Celebrates England's World Cup Win By Changing Site To Russian (Maybe)

    Go home Nintendo, you're drunk

    With England's national football team securing a rather impressive win in the World Cup yesterday, and with a strangely bright and sunny start to the day this morning, spirits are certainly high and bubbly across the nation at the moment. It seems that Nintendo UK has gone a bit overboard with its...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • UK
  • News Splatoon 2 Producer Discusses The Potential Impact Of Paid Nintendo Switch Online Service

    Wanting to keep an "even playing field"

    With Nintendo's paid online service set to go live in just a few months' time, one game that could be heavily affected by the need for an online subscription is Splatoon 2. With its large focus on online multiplayer, and an online community that spans a huge variety of players of different ages - and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Online
  • News August Sees Triple Flavoured Kunio Super Famicom Release

    Baseball, dodgeball and puzzle variety on a single cartridge

    Great news if you're a fan of Kunio and happen to be looking to expand your Super Famicom cartridge collection. A recent Amazon Japan listing has revealed what can be roughly translated as 'Kunio's Triple Play Replica Package', a complete Super Famicom boxed cartridge that brings...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Famicom
    • Arc System Works
    • Kunio
  • Weirdness Solid Snake's Voice Actor Takes Issue With The Character's Flat Derrière In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Someone's been neglecting their bum buster routine

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features every single fighter from the series, but not all of the characters are going to be quite how you remember them. Aside from the obvious balancing changes and new moves, we're noticing that some fighters have received cosmetic changes, too - and not all of...

    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • Solid Snake
    • David Hayter
  • News Mutant Football League Switch Gameplay Hits The Field, Looks Absolutely Brutal

    Touchdown or fumble?

    With EA's Madden dropping the ball, American football Switch owners have nothing else to look forward to except Digital Dreams Entertainment unique take on the sport. After the Switch version was revealed at E3, Mutant Football League has now been confirmed for a retail release on Nintendo's hybrid console, re-branded...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mutant Football League

YesterdaySun, 24th Jun 2018

  • News Mario Tennis Aces Won’t Let You Play A Regular Game Of Tennis, And Players Aren't Happy

    Game, game and match

    According to Eurogamer, there are a number of disgruntled Mario Tennis Aces owners. The uproar stems from the fact the game, outside of CPU tournaments, only allows users to play a streamlined version of tennis, following the same scoring, but not the fully established game, set and match rules. Instead, it’s the best of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Feature Chronicling The Legend Of Zelda With Dark Horse Comics

    Editor Patrick Thorpe on working with Nintendo

    When it comes to breaking down world-building and exploring lore, few games offer as much character and exposition as the wonderful world of The Legend of Zelda. Thanks to a fruitful ongoing collaboration with Nintendo, North American comics/book publisher Dark Horse Comics has been producing all manner...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Zelda
  • News Ubisoft's CEO Shares Views On Partnership With Nintendo And State Of The Video Game Industry

    A veteran’s insight

    When Geoff Keighley interviewed Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, at this year’s E3, the pair spoke about an array of topics ranging from the current state of the video game industry to the French publisher’s recent collaborations with Nintendo. In response to a question about the state of the industry, Guillemot noted the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • News Second Season Of The Castlevania Netflix Series Arrives “Later This Year”

    Trevor Belmont will return

    If you’ve been wondering what the latest developments are with the Castlevania Netflix series, the writer of the animation, Warren Ellis, recently provided a small update via Twitter. His message is the second season of the bloody and violent show will arrive later this year. He’s also reconfirmed it will be comprised...

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
  • News Splatoon 2 Returns To Top Of Japanese Gaming Charts 48 Weeks After Launch

    Inkredible!

    There’s no denying the fact Splatoon has become one of Nintendo’s most marketable modern IP. The first and now second game in the series has paved the way for a bright future. Even in the short time frame of their existence, the inklings have made a surprise cameo in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and were recently added to the Super...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Splatoon
  • Video Yo-Kai Watch 4 Teaser Trailer Reconfirms 2018 Release Date For Japan

    Western audiences still waiting for the third game

    During the month of April, it was announced the next installment in Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch video game franchise would be released on the Nintendo Switch. Simply known as Yo-Kai Watch 4, the game was scheduled for Japan later this year. CoroCoro - a monthly Japanese manga magazine - has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
    • Yo-Kai Watch

Saturday23rd Jun 2018

  • News Capcom Explains Reasoning Behind Mega Man’s New Look In His Latest Outing

    An intricate design process

    Mega Man has undergone a number of physical transformations over the years and in his next outing, Mega Man 11, he’ll adopt a fresh new look. In a collection of videos about the latest game in the long-running series, Capcom explained why exactly the iconic character has had a design tweak. Apparently, it’s all...

    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Big The Cat, Chao And Amy Will All Be Playable In Team Sonic Racing

    An exciting reveal to celebrate Sonic's Birthday

    In celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog's birthday, SEGA has revealed three new racers for the upcoming title, Team Sonic Racing, during a live stream event in Tokyo.  These characters include Big the Cat, four Chao in one vehicle and Sonic's love interest, Amy Rose. Amy's reveal might not be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Digital Foundry Praises The Switch Port Of Paladins

    A "remarkable" effort

    Digital Foundry is at it again, this time putting the Paladins - Founder's Pack through a series of tests to find out if it's potentially the best third-party port we've seen so far on the Switch. Starting out with a review of the framerate, the analysis is quick to note how the game in docked mode runs at a smooth 60fps,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Digital Foundry
    • Paladins
  • Feature The Real Wizard: A Nintendo World Champion's Tale

    Jeff Hansen talks about his past life as a gaming superstar

    Nintendo – perhaps more so than any other video game company – knows the captivating power of rose-tinted nostalgia. Many of its key franchises were established during the '80s and '90s, and in recent years, Nintendo has doubled-down on its efforts to exploit our love of the past with...

    • Features
    • Nintendo World Championships
    • Retro
    • Jeff Hansen
  • News Team Cherry Are “Working” On Making A Hollow Knight Physical Release Happen

    No need to be bugged about this

    In an interview earlier this year, Team Cherry said a physical release of Hollow Knight was “absolutely” on the cards. With the gorgeous and grim Metroidvania now digitally available via the Switch eShop, the Australian-based studio behind the title has once again spoken out about a potential physical copy of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon GO ‘Friends’ And Trading Services Are Now Live

    Just like old times

    On Tuesday we reported the new ‘Friends’ feature for Pokémon GO would rollout later this week. With Niantic slowly making this service and trading available to higher level players over the past day, the major release of the ‘Friends’ and social features is now live. This makes the services accessible to all trainers and...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived once more, and with E3 now a mere memory, we can return to grabbing a few quiet moments with our Nintendo Switches. Team Nintendo Life has many a game on the go between them this week, so read on to hear which titles have grabbed our attention. And we want to hear from you too, so feel...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Take An Emotionally-Charged Adventure Through Hell When Pinstripe Arrives On Switch In “About A Month”

    Discover the dark secrets of a father's past

    Yet another emotionally-driven platform game is being ported across to the Switch, with the developer of Pinstripe announcing via Twitter his game is “about a month” out from release.   The adventure by Thomas Brush – creator of the award-winning games Coma and Skinny – has you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Arena Of Valor Closed Beta Starts On 28th June, Participants Receive Exclusive In-Game Skin

    Prepare for battle!

    At the start of the month we found out a closed test for the upcoming MOBA, Arena of Valor, would soon be available to Switch owners in both North America and Europe. Tencent Games has now locked in the exact dates, with the beta running for two weeks from 28th June to 12th July. It's also been revealed participants will re

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

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