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TodayTue, 21st May 2019

  • News This Fan-Made GameCube Classic Mini Is Both Adorable And Fully Functional

    Come on, Nintendo!

    Sure, we'll still waiting to hear any official announcements regarding a Nintendo 64 Mini console, and you'd fully expect the N64 to be the next Classic machine after the NES and SNES Mini releases, but does that mean we can't already dream of things later down the line? The answer, friends, is absolutely not, and proving our...

    • GameCube
    • Nintendo
    • Fanmade
  • News The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Secures A Release Date

    Video game movies everywhere!

    With Pokémon Detective Pikachu enjoying a successful launch, Warner Bros.' attention now appears to be set on the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie reboot. A release date has now been scheduled for 5th March 2021. Despite seemingly being in the works - in one way or another - since at least 2016, the film was only...

    • Mortal Kombat
    • Movies
  • News PlayStation-Inspired Survival Horror Back In 1995 Spooks Nintendo Switch This Week

    Who needs 4K?

    Faux-retro title Back in 1995 is just days away from launching on Nintendo Switch, hoping to scare its players while simultaneously providing a nostalgic twist. Described as a "throwback to the survival horror and mystery games of the mid-'90s 32-bit generation", the game aims to recreate everything you remember from that particular...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video The Making Of Koral, A Nintendo Switch Game Made Entirely At Sea

    Pick it up now from the eShop

    Last week, puzzle game Koral launched on Nintendo Switch and PC. We've spoken about it a couple of times here at Nintendo Life, intrigued by the fact that the game was made entirely at sea, and now we can see exactly how the project came to life. Developer Carlos Coronado presents a 20-minute documentary highlighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • Random The Internet Predicted The Switch Back In 2005, Kinda

    Fan-made mock-ups were on the money, it seems

    Whenever a major games company teases a new hardware release, it's common to see fan-made mock-ups appear which, despite the lack of any real inside knowledge, give us a glimpse of what could be possible. This is a practice that goes all the way back to the early '90s when crude pencil sketches hinted...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
    • Wii U
  • News Treat Your Ears To Classic Super Mario And Zelda Songs Reworked Into Soothing Electronica

    'Mario & Chill'

    If you're spending your valuable time perusing our lovingly crafted website, chances are that you're probably quite the fan of Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda. If so, we'd urge you to check out these two albums featuring music from both series transformed into '80s and '90s-inspired electronica. Both released through Gamechops...

    • Super Mario
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Music
  • Guide Burmy In Pokémon GO - Where To Find Plant, Sandy And Trash Cloaks And Evolution Explained

    Get your hands on Wormadam and Mothim

    Burmy is one of the more confusing creatures to collect in Pokémon GO, and indeed in the Pokémon series as a whole. Originating from the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games available on Nintendo DS, Burmy was first released into Pokémon GO on 17th May, causing all sorts of confusion among players. At first,...

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    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp And Fire Emblem Heroes Are Being Shut Down In Belgium

    The country is stamping out 'pay-to-win' mechanics

    There's a lot of chatter at the moment surrounding the practice of 'loot boxes' and 'pay-to-win' mechanics in video games, so much so that some countries are outlawing these systems outright. One country that has adopted a hardline stance is Belgium, which is taking steps to ensure that...

    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • News Disgaea Developer Nippon Ichi Software Facing Serious Financial Troubles

    This is bad news, dood!

    Nippon Ichi Software, the Japanese developer and publisher best known in recent years for its tactical role-playing series Disgaea, is reportedly facing serious financial troubles. This information comes from multiple Japanese media outlets, as translated by the Twitter user HDKirin. For some time now, the long-running...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • NIS
    • Industry
    • Japan
  • News Sega Ages Wonder Boy In Monster Land "Coming Soon" To The Japanese eShop

    Another classic

    It appears Sega has begun preparing for the release of the next Japanese Sega Ages game – Wonder Boy In Monster Land – by opening its official webpage and listing it as "coming soon" to the local eShop for 925 Yen. In addition to this, there's also new information about what this particular version of the game will offer...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
  • News Round-Up The Animals Again, In The Complete Edition Of Harvest Moon: Light Of Hope

    The special version is finally complete

    If Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition wasn't special enough for your liking, publisher Natsume will be releasing a "complete" edition of the Switch title on 25th June, according to a listing on the GameStop website. This version will include all of the previously released DLC, adding up to around $18...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Natsume
  • News Limited Run Games Releasing Dragon's Lair Trilogy Collector's Edition

    Pre-orders go live this Friday

    At the start of the year, a Switch box art for Dragon's Lair Trilogy was spotted on Nintendo's official website. At the time, it was enough to convince fans a physical release on the way. It even revealed Limited Run Games would be handling the hard copy publishing rights. Fast forward to the month of May and LRG is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Who Needs Motion Controls When You Can Play Resident Evil 4 On Switch The Classic Way

    Play like it's 2005

    If you haven't already heard the news, Resident Evil 4 on the Switch does not factor in motion controls from the 2007 Wii re-release. This newer version of the game is said to be a straight conversion of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One high-definition update from a while ago. In saying this, one interesting discovery – as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Resident Evil
    • GameCube
    • Capcom
  • Video 10 Things We Still Don't Know For Certain About Super Mario Maker 2

    We can't help but wonder...

    As unbelievable as it might be, there are still a lot of things we don't know about Super Mario Maker 2. Even after all the Direct footage, in-depth analysis and information via the game's eShop listing and website, there's plenty to find out. That's why our lovely senior video producer, Alex Olney, has rounded up...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2

YesterdayMon, 20th May 2019

  • News Resident Evil 4 On Switch Is Missing Something Pretty Major For Nintendo Fans

    A swing and a miss?

    We’re currently playing our way through Resident Evil 4 for our review, and while the prospect of once again enjoying what is perhaps the zenith of the entire franchise has pleased us greatly, there’s one thing missing from the Switch port: motion control. It would seem that Resident Evil 4 on Switch is very much a straight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Resident Evil
  • News Pre-Orders Go Live For New Switch Controller With Integrated Voice Chat And Audio Jack

    Doing what Nintendo'nt

    If you've been left frustrated by Nintendo's lack of options for voice chat support with the Switch, this new controller may well be worth a good look. First revealed at the beginning of April, the new Faceoff Deluxe+ Audio Wired Controller from accessory maker PDP features an audio jack for game audio and integrated in-game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Hardware
  • Review Castlevania Anniversary Collection - You'll Want To Get Your Teeth Into This

    Whip it good

    Konami recently kicked off its trio of Anniversary Collection compilations with an assortment of arcade shooters that, while certainly classics, were let down by limited emulation options (though since then Konami has confirmed it’ll be fixing most of our concerns with a patch). Now it’s time for the second helping, this time aimed...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Castlevania
  • Random $10,000 Pokémon Competition Winner Reportedly Found To Have Violated The Rules

    Talk about putting your foot in it

    Back in October, clothing brand Uniqlo hosted a competition which asked Pokémon fans to design a new t-shirt. The winner was to receive a lovely $10,000, a special trophy, invitation to an award ceremony in Tokyo, and even an invitation to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships. Earlier today, that very winner was...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Uniqlo
  • News CoroCoro To Share "Latest Information" On Pokémon Sword And Shield Next Month

    An E3 appearance on the cards?

    If you're looking forward to learning a little more about the next instalments in the Pokémon franchise - Pokémon Sword and Shield for Nintendo Switch - it looks like you might just be in luck. According to Serebii, CoroCoro Ichiban (a sister magazine of the monthly CoroCoro Comic) has revealed that its next issue...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Could A 'Switch Mini' Be Key To Nvidia's Financial Revival?

    "We've returned to growth in gaming"

    As we all know, Nvidia makes the clever little chips that go inside the Nintendo Switch, and its alliance with the Kyoto veteran has proven to be a profitable one thus far. However, Nvidia's business goes beyond the Tegra line of silicon and includes cryptocurrency mining, AI, automobile tech, data centres and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Industry
  • News Mario Kart Tour Beta Test Emails Appear To Be Rolling Out To Lucky Players

    Check your inboxes!

    It would appear that those fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in the closed beta test for Mario Kart Tour are starting to be notified via email. If you applied for the chance to take part, make sure to keep an eye on your inbox. Last month, Nintendo opened beta test applications for Android users in Japan and...

    • Mario Kart
    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
  • Review For The King - A Roguelike RPG That's Best Played With A Friend

    By royal decree

    Don’t let the beguiling art style of For The King fool you. It might look like a children’s book that’s been conjured to life, bathed in the soft autumnal light of a European fairy tale, but beneath the funny hats and cute character designs sits a roguelike RPG with teeth. Underestimate the challenge of its procedural maps and...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • For The King
  • Gallery These Pokémon x Super Mario Crossover Designs Are Wonderfully Weird To Behold

    All original 151 Pokémon in the works

    Plenty of Nintendo franchises are known for their adorable cast of cute, cuddly and colourful characters, many of which stay with us through our childhood and beyond. Super Mario and Pokémon are prime examples of this; with literally hundreds of character designs between them, both franchises have somehow...

    • Pokemon
    • Super Mario
    • Art
    • Nintendo
    • Gallery
  • News Retro Shoot ‘Em Up Cotton Making A Surprise Comeback On Switch

    Bewitched!

    Great news for shoot 'em up aficionado as Beep has officially confirmed it is working on a brand new Cotton franchise reboot – heading to multiple platforms including the Nintendo Switch. While there isn't much information about this new entry at the moment, the company has revealed it will be based on the X68000 Japanese computer home...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Cotton
    • Retro
  • Review Pokémon Rumble Rush - A Simple Free-To-Play Outing That Only Hardcore Fans Will Love

    Get ready to rumble

    Pokémon Rumble Rush is the fifth in the Pokémon Rumble series and the first to enter the mobile fray. This game takes the mechanics of the series to new levels by providing another Pokémon “Game as a Service” Experience, and unlike the previous Pokémon Rumble games, there’s not much of a story to this game. You get sent...

    • Reviews
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Double Fine's RAD Brings Its Apocalyptic 3D Action To Switch This August

    Fresh from its Nindie Showcase reveal

    Bandai Namco and developer Double Fine Productions have revealed that RAD will be mutating onto Nintendo Switch on 20th August. First revealed just a couple of a months ago, this one seemed to go down pretty well with fans when it aired in Nintendo's Spring Nindie Showcase. Players are tasked with taking on all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon Detective Pikachu Takes International Number One For Second Week In A Row

    Avengers who?

    It's safe to say that there have been some pretty major film releases hitting cinemas just recently, but our furry friend Detective Pikachu is doing just fine alongside his Hollywood superstar companions. The Pokémon film has managed to keep hold of its number one spot at the international box office for a second week in a row...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
  • News Cave's Legendary Shmup ESP Ra.De. Is Coming To Switch, Courtesy Of M2

    Psychic Force

    Emulation expert M2 has revealed that it is bringing Cave's 1998 vertical shooter ESP Ra.De. to the Nintendo Switch. Never released outside of arcades, ESP Ra.De. sees you assuming the role of one of three humans blessed with extra-sensory abilities. Armed with the power of flight and the ability to fire frickin' lasers from your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hollow Knight's European Physical Release Has Been Delayed

    North America not affected

    The European physical release of Switch indie hit Hollow Knight has been delayed, Fangamer has confirmed. The North American release is still launching as expected. The news comes from Fangamer's official Twitter account, which notes that both the physical release of the game in Europe and the worldwide physical release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
  • UK Charts Mario Has Two Games In The Top Ten, Rage 2 Debuts At Number One

    Sniper Elite the only Switch newcomer

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 18th May, revealing that Mario has managed to secure two top ten positions in another mostly quiet week at retail. A few Nintendo Switch games are scattered in and around the top twenty (below), and newcomer Sniper Elite V2 Remastered has debuted in 13th spot. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video Learn Nintendo Labo Tips And Tricks With This 'Director Insights' Video Series

    Creatives assemble!

    Today, Nintendo has kickstarted a brand new video series entitled 'Nintendo Labo - Director Insights', giving fans more info on the company's clever cardboard creations. Starring Nintendo Labo director, Tsubasa Sakaguchi - who was also the director of the original Splatoon - the series will share "insights about the development...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Video
  • News Vectronom Brings An Intense Take On Rhythm Action To Switch Next Week

    New trailer shows gameplay in action

    Note: This video contains flashing lights and rapidly changing colours. Upcoming rhythm action title Vectronom will be aiming for the high notes on Switch next week, it has been confirmed. A brand new gameplay trailer has also been released. We first shared news on this one back in January, with its pulsating

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Sunday19th May 2019

  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch RPGs

    Our round-up of the best RPGs on the console

    At launch, Switch started with a steady sprinkle of decent releases, whether new games or ports from other platforms, but in the months that followed the software snowballed and now you can't move for quality titles across almost every category. The RPG genre is no exception. This list of the console's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Games

    As voted by you lovely people

    In a little over two years Switch has amassed a huge amount of software - more than any Nintendo fan dared to dream after the slim pickings of the previous generation. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle - too many games, not enough time to play them all. In fairness, it's a very nice...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
  • Feature Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    On the 8th anniversary of Nintendo 3DS' arrival on European shores, and as dwindling software sales and a paucity of games on the horizon finally signals the end of the console's long day in the sun (despite what Nintendo might claim), there's no better time to look back over the extraordinary catalogue of what may well be Nintendo's...

    • Features
    • Top 50
    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • Feature Best Game Boy Games

    As voted for by you

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 today, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Friday 21st April 1989 – the day that the Game Boy launched in Japan. Thirty years ago today the video gaming landscape would be forever changed as Nintendo opened up...

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    • Best Games
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Top 50
  • Video Can Team Sonic Racing On Switch Keep Pace With The PlayStation 4 Version?

    See for yourself

    As you might have already heard, our copy of Team Sonic Racing hasn't arrived yet. As a result, our review for this game will be going live post-launch. For anyone who is eager to pick up or download the Switch version right away, but is worried about how it performs compared to the other releases, this is rather concerning...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News There's No Need To Worry About Paid DLC Or Microtransactions In Team Sonic Racing

    It's all there on the game card

    In a recent Sonic the Hedgehog live stream over on YouTube and Twitch, Sega's Aaron Webber answered a question about microtransactions, paid DLC and if anything similar will feature in Team Sonic Racing. Despite many companies embracing this model like there’s no tomorrow, Sega's development team have apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • DLC
  • Rumour A Sequel To Detective Pikachu Is Already In Development

    Pika-two

    If you haven't seen the live-action movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu yet, you might want to hurry up. After an electrifying opening weekend, ComicBook.com is reporting a sequel is already in the early stages of development. According to the source, multiple individuals involved in the original production have confirmed Legendary...

    • Rumour
    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
  • Review Deponia - An Amusing Graphic Adventure Which Is Totally Overpriced On Switch

    The Simpsons meets Monkey Island?

    In its third year, the Nintendo Switch has gained a somewhat justified reputation as a ‘port machine’, and while games such as Onimusha and DOOM have been welcomed with glee and enjoyment, others have arrived with an Alan Partridge-style shrug and a ‘How Much?!’ shouted from the garden. With that, we have...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deponia
  • Random These 3D Concepts Have Us Dreaming Of A Nindie amiibo Line

    Stunning work

    Nintendo's amiibo line has been an absolute cash cow for the Japanese company since arriving alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U in 2014. To date, there are more than 170 amiibo available. While most of them are based on first-party Nintendo titles, there are a few exceptions such as Yacht Club's Shovel Knight. If you've always...

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    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • Indie
  • Review Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX - Yet Another Half-Hearted Anime Tie-In

    A bit of a mis-fire

    For the uninitiated, Girls und Panzer is the sole manga/anime series brave enough to tackle an issue we've all been searching for an answer for but until now were too afraid to ask: What would happen if girls practised tank-based martial arts as a school sport? Dear readers, wonder no more. Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Katana Zero Is Receiving A "Significant Update" At The End Of This Month

    You'll even be able to pet a cat

    Katana Zero has been one of the standout indie releases of 2019. Now, a little over a month after its release on the Switch and PC, the game's developer Askiisoft has revealed a significant update is arriving at the end of May. This will include a brand new hard mode, speedrun mode and a fixed optional stealth...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
  • News Winter-Themed Update Adds A Frosty New Location And Team To Xenon Racer

    Includes a new car and three new tracks

    When Xenon Racer arrived on the Switch eShop in March, it looked like a potato and ran like one, too. In an attempt to fix up this mess, 3DClouds added a Quality/Performance display option to this version of the game. Now that the Switch iteration has been slightly improved, the developer has refocused its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

Saturday18th May 2019

  • Guide How To Evolve Eevee Into Leafeon And Glaceon In Pokémon GO, With Or Without A Lure Module

    The name trick is back

    After months and months of waiting, the last of the non-legendary Pokémon from Generation 4 have finally arrived in Pokémon GO. The update has introduced another two evolutions for the super versatile Eevee - Leafeon and Glaceon. Both of these Pokémon were first seen in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, giving players more ways...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Talented Artist Recreates Red And Blue Starter Evolutions As Different Pokémon Types

    Which one would you pick?

    Part of what made the original Pokémon games so special on the Game Boy was the starter pocket monsters you could select from. You had the choice of the grass/poison-type Bulbasaur, the water-type Squirtle, and the fire-type Charmander. As your journey progressed, each of these creatures evolved into more powerful...

    • Pokemon
    • Artwork
  • Random The Internet Is Obsessed With Nintendo's Good Boy, Undodog

    The top dog in Super Mario Maker 2

    One of the highlights during the recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation was the confirmation of Undodog, a good boy who is one of the many helpful characters Mario will encounter in the brand new story mode. If you're not familiar with Undodog (also known as Undo Dog), he first appeared in the 1992 Super...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo
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  • Video This Fan-Made Super Smash Bros. Mini-Series Looks Incredibly Promising

    Watch this 18-second sample

    If the World of Light cinematic in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate left you craving a proper story set within the Smash universe, this new fan-made mini-series might be worth keeping an eye on. As Nintendo seemingly has no intentions to release its own movie or web series based on its all-star cast in the immediate future, a...

    • Video
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Ness
    • EarthBound
    • Mother
  • Video 19 Secret Details Hidden In The Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Presentation

    Watch and learn

    You've watched the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct multiple times over, found out a bit more thanks to the game's eShop listing and perhaps heard more detailed explanations, so why not take the time out to listen to our lovely senior video producer, Alex Olney, talk about 19 secret details hidden in the latest presentation. Yep, we're...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Korean Ratings Board Suggests Luigi's Mansion 3 Will Be Ready To Scare This Summer

    Spooky stuff

    With all the hype surrounding the next Animal Crossing game, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC and Super Mario Maker 2 more recently, we wouldn't hold it against you if you forgot Luigi's next spooky outing for the Switch is also due out this year. In case it slipped your mind,

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    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • South Korea
  • News It Looks Like Super Mario Maker 2 Will Include Same-Screen Multiplayer

    Play through levels together on a single Switch

    The recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation earlier this week bombarded us with a stack of new information about the upcoming Switch release, within the space of 17-minutes. While Nintendo has made it clear the game will support 4-player online and local wireless multiplayer, the press release...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Review Silence - A Gorgeous Point-And-Click Adventure For Genre Newcomers

    Bringing some noise to the genre on Switch

    To slightly quote Sundar Pichai’s opening line at the Google Stadia event; ‘I don’t play point-and-click games’, but for many, Silence can become the exception and one that players new to the genre will come back to time and time again. It’s a part-spinoff, part-sequel to The Whispered World, a...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Silence
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (May 18th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    With that lovely Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct and the surprise launch of a new Pokémon smartphone game, it's been yet another busy week for us here at Nintendo Life. Still, it's now time to sit back and relax for another weekend, and we've gathered together to speak about our gaming plans. We'd love...

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

Friday17th May 2019

  • Feature The Best Couch Co-Op Games On Nintendo Switch

    Teamwork makes the dream work

    Chances are, couch co-op games were a big part of the reason why you chose to buy a Nintendo Switch. After all, Nintendo is the bonafide master of local co-op games, and the Switch is tailor-made for those experiences thanks to its Joy-Con controllers, which double up as two separate pads when you've got a friend...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
  • News God Of War's Art Director Continues Amazing Collection Of Realistic Smash Ultimate Drawings

    23 characters down, lots to go

    If you cast your minds back to February this year, you might remember that we shared a number of pieces created by God of War art director, Raf Grasetti. In his spare time, Grasetti has been using his talent to produce his own take on characters from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The results have been astonishing, and...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo Switch
    • God of War
    • Art
  • News Every Single Johto Pokémon Is Being Released In Adorable Plush Form

    And the set will cost you a fortune

    If you're anything like us, and therefore someone who struggles to make sensible purchasing decisions when it comes to cool gaming merch, you probably want to look away now. Joining the Pokémon Fit line of plush toys, which already contains all 151 original Generation 1 Pokémon, is this new set featuring every...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • Toys
  • Reminder You Can Unlock A Game Boy Theme In Tetris 99 Now

    Big Block DLC Adds Two New Offline Game Modes

    After ongoing requests from the community, Nintendo has today dropped Tetris 99 DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes – both of which can be played offline. The Big Block DLC is a one-time purchase of $9.99. It includes CPU Battle, allowing you to play Tetris 99 offline against 98 bots and a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • DLC
  • News Final Fantasy VII Switch Update Finally Fixes That Annoying Music Bug

    Listen to your favourite moments in peace

    The Nintendo Switch version of Final Fantasy VII has now received an update, taking the software to Version 1.0.1. Thankfully, this means that players can now enjoy the game's overworld music as it was originally intended. If you're unaware, multiple versions of the game - including the Switch port - have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Square Enix
  • News Blizzard Open To More Nintendo Collaborations And Is "Super-Happy" With Diablo On Switch

    "Nintendo's been a great partner"

    Diablo III: Eternal Collection was easily one of the best games released on the Switch last year. The only problem is we now want more Blizzard IP on the hybrid system. Although Blizzard is currently preparing for the release of World of Warcraft Classic, it's safe to say it hasn't forgotten about Nintendo's latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Blizzard
    • Nintendo
    • Diablo
  • News New Adapter Will Let You Use Switch Controllers With Your PS4 And Vice Versa

    Zelda with a DualShock, anyone?

    If you've ever dreamt of playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with a DualShock 4, this might just be your lucky day. A new adapter is on the way which will allow Nintendo and Sony controllers to work with their rival systems. Japanese company Columbus Circle is set to release a small device called the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PS4
    • Accessories
  • Feature The Ever-Changing World Of Nintendo Switch Menu Icons

    Forgo the logo at your peril...

    With all the struggles we face as we go about our daily lives, not to mention the larger challenges facing the world right now, it’s easy to look at an ugly icon on your Switch’s home screen and brush it off as totally inconsequential. After all, it’s the game itself that’s important, no? Would an ugly icon...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Site News So, Where’s Our Team Sonic Racing Review?

    We’ll be waiting in line come launch day, it seems

    Sega’s long-awaited Team Sonic Racing hits the Switch (as well as other formats) next week, and you may have noticed that reviews have appeared online today thanks to the embargo ending. However, we don’t have a review going live because, at the time of writing, we don’t have Team Sonic...

    • Site News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Team Sonic Racing
    • Sonic
  • Review Darkwood - A Gripping Switch Horror Title Full Of Terrors

    Cabin fever

    Despite appearances, Darkwood wants you to survive as much as it’s determined to kill you, but it wants you to earn every life-fortifying dawn as it emerges from the darkness. Much like the Five Nights at Freddy’s games and, to a less extent, the central crux of Minecraft’s Survival mode, Acid Wizard Studio’s top-down offering is...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Darkwood
  • Anniversary Minecraft Turns 10 Years Old Today, New Pokémon GO-Like Mobile Game Revealed

    Where has the time gone?

    Today, the global phenomenon that is Minecraft is celebrating its 10th anniversary and we dread to think how many blocks have been lovingly crafted in that time around the world. On 17th May 2009, Minecraft saw its first public release. The build wasn't quite the same as the beast players enjoy today, but it steadily grew...

    • Minecraft
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Anniversaries
  • News Earthworm Jim 1 & 2 Getting A SNES Reprint Courtesy Of iam8bit

    Woah, Nelly!

    Recent news that the original team behind beloved 16-bit platformer Earthworm Jim is getting back together for a sequel on the Intellivision Amico confirmed that there's still an audience for the worm and his zany antics. His games on SNES and Genesis / Mega Drive were f

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Earthworm Jim
  • News My Time At Portia Switch Update Improves Performance And Adds New Content

    Making life easier

    When My Time at Portia was first released on the Switch, the loading times were incredibly painful to endure. The game took multiple minutes to boot up, load a file and enter the game world. Exiting and entering houses was even a hassle. Fortunately, Team 17 and its developer Pathea Games have been working around the clock to...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News More Addictive Space Combat Awaits As Everspace Gets Physical Release On Switch

    *Only one cart included

    A physical Nintendo Switch release of last year's Everspace - Stellar Edition is "definitely happening", developer and publisher Rockfish Games has confirmed. The news comes from the studio's Twitter account, where it has posted the oddly satisfying image of Everspace Switch carts in what appears to be a glorified egg box...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Rock Of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder - An eShop Oddity That's Perfect For Switch

    You've got to roll with it

    Back in 2011, a little studio from Chile decided it wanted to take an unusual stab at the popular tower defence genre. Choosing to embrace oddity and quirkiness over any sense of seriousness or consistency, the result mixed traditional defensive mechanics with a ball-rolling system that had more in common with Super Monkey...

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    • Rock of Ages 2
  • News Motion Twin Brings Dead Cells: Rise Of The Giant DLC To The Switch Next Week

    A free update

    In February, the talented team at Motion Twin revealed Dead Cells: Rise of the Giant, a substantial new DLC update for last year's Dead Cells. This content is entirely free and has been available on the PC since the end of March. More than a month later, Motion Twin has now confirmed this extra content will become available to Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • News New Hammer Power-Up Spotted In Japanese Super Mario Maker 2 Direct

    Hammer time

    There was a lot to absorb during yesterday's Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation. We found out about the game's story mode, new multiplayer options and extra game styles. Did you know, however, Japan received a slightly different Direct? Yep, the one Japanese viewers saw might have revealed even more information about the anticipated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Japan
  • News Get Discounts On Yoshi, Kirby And More With The Latest My Nintendo Rewards (Europe)

    Anything take your fancy?

    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 just the four new discounts up for grabs this time around, once again being limited to just the Nintendo 3DS. As always, you can take advantage of these...

    • 3DS
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
    • 3DS eShop
  • News TerraTech Brings LEGO-Like Open-World Adventure To Switch This Month

    Build, explore and fight!

    Open-world sandbox title TerraTech is constructing a release on Nintendo Switch later this month, it has been confirmed. Players will be able to get their hands on it from 29th May. The game allows players to design and build their own creations through a mix of crafting, combat and discovery. You'll be exploring,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shakedown: Hawaii Update Will Bring Features And Fixes To Switch Soon

    "The Mogul Update" is in certification, out now on other platforms

    The first of what promises to be multiple updates for Shakedown: Hawaii, the recently released follow-up to the old-school GTA-alike Retro City Rampage, is dropping soon on Switch. "The Mogul Update" is available now on PC and PS4 and it's currently going through certification for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Warren Spector Thinks Disney Should "Absolutely" Be Involved In Video Game Development

    "I would've stuck it out"

    At some point throughout your gaming career, you've probably played a Disney game. One of these titles might have even been the 2010 Wii release Epic Mickey, by Junction Point Studios. The director of the first game, Warren Spector, considers this to be one of the "high points" of his career. Unfortunately, the sequel...

    • Warren Spector
    • Disney
    • Epic Mickey
    • Walt Disney
  • News Yo-Kai Watch 4 Release Delayed Yet Again In Japan

    For the final time?

    The upcoming Yo-kai Watch 4 release has been delayed once again in Japan, Level-5 has confirmed. The previously stated 6th June date has now been scrapped, with a new date of 20th June taking its place. The news comes from an official Level-5 notice which states that the delay has been put in place to further increase the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Team Sonic Racing Launch Trailer Speeds Onto The Scene

    Gotta go watch it

    A launch trailer for the upcoming Team Sonic Racing has been released by Sega. If you're looking forward to checking this one out next week, make sure to give it a watch. In all honesty, it looks pretty much how we'd expect it to, and could well turn out to be a very decent racer on Switch. The trailer shows off some gameplay...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • Random Watch The Sega Sammy President Create A Chain Combo In Puyo Puyo Champions

    More than a suit

    While we're used to seeing Nintendo's leaders playing games publicly on a regular basis, you don't always see the same thing elsewhere. That's why the promotional clip (see below) for the recently released title Puyo Puyo Champions is so exciting. Overlooking the fact the game is being played on a PlayStation 4, we get a rare...

    • Random
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Satomi Haruki
  • News After A Short Delay, Katana Zero Arrives In Australia Later This Month

    New Zealand as well!

    Just days before the release of Katana Zero last month, the game was refused classification in Australia and New Zealand. It meant Switch owners down under and across the ditch were unable to purchase Devolver Digital's latest indie release from the local eShop. Fortunately, the game's ban has now been overturned by the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • News Get A Free DLC Pack When You Buy Co-Op RPG Super Cane Magic ZERO At Launch

    And 10% off in North America

    Earlier this month, we shared more info on the upcoming co-op RPG Super Cane Magic ZERO, which is scheduled to launch on Nintendo Switch on 30th May. Now, further information has been released regarding its launch offers, and you might want to think about picking this one up early. If you buy the game during its launch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Thursday16th May 2019

  • Guide The Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards In 2019

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded any games from the bounty available on Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of the console's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Reminder Castlevania Anniversary Collection Is Available Now, And Here's The Full List Of Games

    Japanese versions will be included, too!

    We've been looking forward to more news on the upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection since it was revealed to be coming to the Switch earlier this year. The good news is that it's available right now on the Switch eShop, and includes the following eight titles: Castlevania (1987, NES) Castlevania II:...

    • Castlevania
    • Konami
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Reminder
  • News Mega Drive Mini Games List: 10 More Titles Revealed

    Street Fighter II! Alex Kidd! Ghouls 'n Ghosts! Sonic Spinball...

    Update #2: Sega has confirmed the third batch of 10 games to be included on the Genesis / Mega Drive Mini in the west when it launches September this year. In addition to the 20 previously announced games (see below), the plug-and-play console will include the following: Mega Man:...

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Mega Drive Mini
  • News SanDisk's 1TB Micro SD Card Is Perfect For Your Switch, And It's Finally Available To Buy

    But it isn't cheap!

    Nintendo is making quite a large push to encourage its customers to download their flagship games on the Switch, rather than by physically on a game card (which obviously has associated manufacturing costs among other things. During the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct yesterday, Nintendo even unveiled a rather tempting game voucher...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Storage
    • Accessories
  • Video Meet Pappy Van Poodle, The Nintendo Character Nobody Knew Existed

    Pay-to-meet

    Do you have any memories of the free-to-play 3DS eShop title, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball? It was launched exclusively in North America in 2014 and was one of the earliest games Nintendo released prior to its mobile selection, to include paid downloadable content. The baseball mini-game compilation starred a down and out in-game shop...

    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • Pappy Van Poodle
  • News Detective Pikachu Artist Completes Realistic Pokémon Sword And Shield Starter Line-Up

    Perfect for a sequel?

    The characters of Pokémon Sword and Shield may well have arrived a little too late to be included in the Detective Pikachu movie, but that doesn't mean that we can't see how they might have looked. RJ Palmer, a Ubisoft artist who was discovered online and asked to work on the Detective Pikachu movie, has now created realistic...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Art
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Famicom Logo In Super Mario Maker 2 Has Fans Speculating

    What does it mean?

    If you watched the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct last night (or perhaps you're catching up this morning), you might have caught Mario hopping into a Koopa Troopa Car and zipping through the Super Mario 3D World sections. Looks pretty neat, no? You might also have noticed a logo fade up briefly when Mario jumps into his newfound set...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Super Famicom
  • Nintendo Download 16th May (North America)

    Resident Evil trio, Team Sonic Racing and Assassin’s Creed III!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Team Sonic Racing...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Here's How Much Space Super Mario Maker 2 Will Take Up On Your Switch

    Nearly double the amount

    If you've gone the digital route this generation, you'll be relieved to hear Super Mario Maker 2 won't take up too much space on your Switch when it arrives next month. With the pre-purchase now live, it's been confirmed the file size is a total of 2.8GB. As tiny as this is when compared to certain other Switch releases,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order File Size Revealed

    Did someone say SD card?

    If you prefer to buy your big releases digitally, you'll likely be interested to know just how much room Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order will take up on your Switch. Luckily, that info has now been shared. The North American eShop listing has updated to reveal that the game will use up 13.2GB of your Switch's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point Does The Nintendo Switch Game Voucher Programme Offer Value For Money?

    Finally, it's time to bag Go Vacation...

    The announcement during yesterday’s Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation that Nintendo is offering a new digital deal to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers has met with mixed opinion and a little confusion. Some fans have reacted with dismay that it’s a digital-only promotion and the savings tend to...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Vouchers
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Will Nintendo Add More Game Styles To Super Mario Maker 2?

    It looks like there's a real chance

    If you managed to catch the Super Mario Maker 2 Direct earlier on, you likely saw the segment where the new game style based on Super Mario 3D World was revealed. If you pause around the 9-minute mark of the video, you'll notice there's a vacant space next to the new theme on display. Noticeably, the title in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News It's Official, The New Game Style In Super Mario Maker 2 Is Based On 3D World

    Cat Mario, clear pipes and more...

    When early images and advertisements for Super Mario Maker 2 began surfacing online, it became clear a new game theme had been added. Nintendo's latest presentation for the upcoming release has now confirmed it's based on the Wii U release, Super Mario 3D World. If you already spotted Cat Mario and clear pipes in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News This Game Boy Color Watch Is Effortlessly Cool, And Pre-Orders Have Just Gone Live

    Order now with free delivery

    Let's face it: if you're on the lookout for a new watch, or even if you're not, you probably won't come across one that's quite as cool as this. Clearly based on the trusty Game Boy Color handheld console, this watch is an officially-licensed product available to order from Merchoid. It features the expected time, date...

    • Nintendo
    • Game Boy Color
    • Retro
    • Merchandise
  • News Project Nimbus: Complete Edition Takes The Mecha Action Fight To Daemon X Machina

    Available now on Switch!

    Available as we speak on Nintendo Switch is Project Nimbus: Complete Edition, a mecha action game that will no doubt hope to give the upcoming Daemon X Machina a run for its money. Described as a "high-speed mech action game set on a devastated future Earth", this one has players taking control of a weaponised humanoid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Get Inspired By The New Story Mode In Super Mario Maker 2

    Rebuild the castle

    Nintendo just released a truckload of new information about Super Mario Maker 2 in its latest Direct presentation. One of the highlights of the 15-minute clip was the news the game would receive its very own story mode. In this mode, you take control of Mario and your task is to rebuild Princess Peach's castle. To do this, you'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Nintendo Download 16th May (Europe)

    Sniper Elite V2! Guilty Gear! Rock of Ages 2! Castlevania Collection!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail - New Releases: Sniper...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Looks Like RetroBit's 6-Button Pad Will Be Essential For The Mega Drive Mini

    Coming in August

    Today, Sega announced 10 more games for its upcoming Mega Drive Mini console – and one of the most exciting inclusions is Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition, the very first Sega port of Capcom's seminal one-on-one brawler. There's just one small problem: the Mega Drive Mini ships with a 3-button pad in the west.

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive Mini
    • RetroBit
    • Accessories
  • Video Trine 4 Is Looking Absolutely Beautiful

    The biggest Trine yet

    Modus Games has shared a new video for Frozenbyte's upcoming Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, giving us a look at some lovely looking gameplay and exploring the developer's journey while making the game. Trine 4 will feature an all-new story that reunites Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya, returning to its traditional 2.5D aesthetic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide How To Redeem Nintendo Switch eShop Codes From Your Smartphone Or Computer

    No Switch required!

    Buying your games digitally is a super-convenient way to get your hands on the latest and greatest titles, and buying directly from the Nintendo eShop via your console or online is a doddle. Sometimes, though, you might find yourself with a code to redeem; unless you happen to have your Switch or 3DS on you at the time, this...

    • Features
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Build And Play Together In Super Mario Maker 2's Multiplayer Modes

    Online and local support

    If it wasn't already a dead giveaway when we started seeing Luigi in the promotional materials, a co-op construction mode has now been officially confirmed for Super Mario Maker 2. During the latest Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed how you'll be able to pass a Joy-Con to a friend in the sequel and get them to help out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • News The Moon Allows You To Create Night Themed Levels In Super Mario Maker 2

    Angry Sun is also back

    Remember the infamous Angry Sun from Super Mario Bros. 3? Well, it's making a comeback in Super Mario Maker 2. This time, though, it will be joined by its friend: the Moon! The Moon course part is tied to the various themes within the game. In addition to all of the existing themes from the first Super Mario Maker game on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Koji Kondo
  • News Survival Horror Darkwood Brings The Scares To Switch Today, New Launch Trailer Released

    One to play with the lights off

    Atmospheric survival horror game Darkwood is launching on Nintendo Switch today and a creepy - but pretty cool - launch trailer has been released to celebrate. First announced for Switch back in the Spring Nindies Showcase, Darkwood is described as a "challenging survival horror that does not rely on jump scares"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational Event To Take Place Days Before E3

    Watch the action live

    Revealed as part of yesterday's Super Mario Maker 2 Direct - which you can watch again right here - was the Super Mario Maker 2 Invitational 2019. Despite the fact that the game won't even be released by this point, the event will be taking place on 8th June - just days before E3 kicks off. It'll see four members of the Super...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News John Wick Is Thinking He's Back Thanks To New Fortnite Crossover Event

    "Do I look civilised to you?"

    There's been a skin in Fortnite called 'John Wick' for ages, but now Lionsgate and Epic Games have made the whole deal official with an in-game event which showcases the movie character, who is famously played by the one and only Keanu Reeves. You can see him face off against the original 'John Wick' skin in the short...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Switch eShop
  • News Buta san Explodes Onto Switch Today As Part Of Hamster's Arcade Archives Range

    This little piggy went BOOM

    Hamster's latest Arcade Archives release on Switch has been revealed, and this time we're being treated to 1987 arcade title, Buta san. Featuring the perfectly reasonable blend of playable pig characters and explosives, the game has you picking up randomly generated bombs and attempting to blow up other pigs. Each bomb...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
    • Hamster
  • News Hungry Baby: Party Treats Brings Manic Multiplayer Madness To Switch

    Feast your eyes on the mayhem

    From developer Digital Melody Games and publisher QubicGames, Hungry Baby: Party Treats looks set to become one of the craziest games to grace the Nintendo Switch eShop. Supporting up to four players at a time, the game puts you in the shoes of a delicious treat (do treats have shoes?) as you make your way across what...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday15th May 2019

  • Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions - Eevee Names To Evolve Into Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon

    All the options

    Eevee is one of the most popular evolution candidates in Pokémon GO, and for good reason. This adorable monster can evolve into a whopping eight different forms – heck, it even has its own Tamagotchi! This cute little beast may have some serious hidden talents, but at the time of writing seven of its famous 'Eeveelutions' are...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News A New Pokémon Game Has Just Launched On Smartphones

    Pokémon Rumble Rush comes to Android and iOS

    Remember PokéLand? It was announced by The Pokémon Company a few years back and was positioned as a continuation of the Pokémon Rumble series. However, after the success of Pokémon GO everyone kinda forgot about it – until today, that is. It has now been revealed that the game goes by the title of...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Three New NES Games Hit Switch, Plus A Special Version Of Star Soldier

    They just keep coming

    As has become tradition, another batch of NES games has now arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online app. Three 'new' games and one extra bonus await. As promised by Nintendo last week, the three main new additions are Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Nintendo Switch Overtakes PS4's Lifetime Sales In Japan

    Having been on sale three years less

    If you follow our regular Japanese charts updates, you'll likely remember that the country's Golden Week holiday caused a bit of a kerfuffle with the publication of chart data recently. Finally, things are starting to catch up, and Famitsu's estimates reveal that the Nintendo Switch has now overtaken PS4's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PS4
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Watch Super Mario Maker 2 Direct Broadcast - Live!

    Building up the hype

    Today's the day we learn a lot more about Super Mario Maker 2 – at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST we'll be getting a Nintendo Direct devoted to the upcoming Switch game, which launches on 28th June. The Direct will be 15 minutes long and "packed" with info about the upcoming release. <liveblog...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Random 23,000 Fans Petitioned To Get Reggie A New Chair, And It Worked

    Update: And now it's arrived...

    Update: Not wanting to let you down on your daily fix of essential Nintendo news, we are happy to confirm that the chair has now arrived. Phew! Original Article: Last month, as ex-Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé shared last minute photos and memories from his office,

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    • Random
  • News Nintendo Switch Online Users Can Now Buy Two Games For $99

    Thanks to Nintendo's new voucher deal

    This evening Nintendo has revealed a new special offer for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers in its Super Mario Maker 2 Direct presentation. Using the offer, subscribers to the company's online service can buy two eShop game vouchers for £84.00 / €99.00 / $99.00 and redeem them for a pair of games - these...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Mini

    Get your retro Sega fix before the scalpers

    It feels like it has taken an eternity for Sega to get around to releasing its own answer to the NES and SNES Classic Editions. While the much-disliked AtGames has plopped out wonky Genesis / Mega Drive clones for years now, this new venture promises to be something different – it's finally time for the...

    • Guides
    • Deals
    • Sega
    • Mega Drive Mini
    • Genesis
  • Video Hyperkin's New Nintendo Switch Dock Looks Like A Tiny N64

    Scratching that nostalgia itch

    The Switch dock is a pretty essential piece of kit, especially if you want to make the most of your console's hybrid nature. Got multiple TVs in your home? You're going to need an extra dock, but the official option is surprisingly hard to come by on its own in 2019; at the time of writing, Nintendo is out of stock in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Hyperkin
    • Accessories
  • News These Fire Emblem Plushies Are Simply Adorable, You Guys

    Roy has never been so cuddly!

    If you're looking forward to the upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Switch, perhaps you could cuddle one of these delightful Fire Emblem plushies while you wait. Produced by Japanese company Sanei Boeki, who also makes officially licensed Pokémon plushies you know these will be winners. These are the first ever...

    • Deals
    • Fire Emblem
    • Merchandise
  • Talking Point Why Is It So Hard To Buy A Switch Dock Set?

    A first world problem if ever there was one

    We've just moved into a new office here at Nintendo Life, and one of the first things we decided we needed pronto was a second Switch dock for the TV, so we could bring in our consoles and use them when we were really supposed to be working. Back when the Switch was released, Nintendo made a point of...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Talking Point
    • Accessories
  • News Devil May Cry For Switch Is The Same Game Featured In The 2018 HD Collection

    The original game is the focus, for now

    It's been roughly a week since Capcom announced the original Devil May Cry game was coming to the Switch this summer. Since then, we've heard how the Japanese company has "no plans" to release a standalone physical edition of the game on the eShop and ha

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
  • Review Akane - Stylish Sci-Fi Swordplay On Your Switch

    Big trouble in Mega Tokyo

    While it's impossible to look at Akane and not see the influences of some more obvious cultural touchstones – the body-augmentation of Ghost in the Shell; the motorbike-riding rebellion of Akira; the run-down futures of Blade Runner and 2000AD – when you start slashing your katana and unloading bullet death from your...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Akane
  • Random Geodude Gets Appointed As A Tourism Ambassador In Japan

    Another day in Iwate Prefecture

    Out of all of the Pokémon that could potentially become tourism mascots, you probably weren't expecting the floating rock-ground type Geodude to be the chosen one. Hiker would be proud. Japan's Iwate Prefecture recently teamed up with The Pokémon Company to make Geodude the official tourism ambassador for the area...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Geodude
    • The Pokemon Company
  • News Bandai Namco Announces God Eater 3 Switch Demo, Will Support Local Multiplayer

    More details in time

    In case you forgot, Bandai Namco is bringing God Eater 3 to the Switch this July. To help introduce Nintendo fans to the well-established series, its publisher will be releasing an action demo, featuring local multiplayer support. This announcement was made during an official Japanese God Eater live stream, however, it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo
  • News Super Arcade Soccer Slides Onto The Nintendo Switch Later This Month

    They think it's all over

    The football season may be at an end but that doesn't mean you have to turn to other sports for your entertainment – Spanish studio EnjoyUp Games have teamed up with Rubén Alcañiz to confirm that Super Arcade Soccer will launch on the Switch eShop later this month, offering you what could be the perfect tonic for your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Prepare To Suit Up In The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event

    Lookin' sharp

    Another week, another Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit event. This next one is titled "Suit Up!" and is all about well-dressed spirits. As usual, it will start on Friday and run for a total of three days. Here's the description from Nintendo's Twitter account: The three-day spirit event "Suit Up!" starts on 17/05! Spirits wearing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Has Been Given The Greenlight

    It's happening

    Following the release of Mortal Kombat 11 last month, it's now been confirmed a new Mortal Kombat movie, in the form of a reboot, is on the way. The Warner Bros. action film will be shot in South Australia and is being led by the Malaysian-born Australian producer James Wan, who is best known for his work on the Saw series, Furious 7...

    • Mortal Kombat
    • Movie
    • Film
    • Warner Bros
    • Australia
  • News Mable And The Wood Is A Metroidvania That Allows You To Slay Or Spare Your Enemies

    Play the way you want to

    Publisher Graffiti Games has confirmed that it is bringing Triplevision's Metroidvania Mable And The Wood to the Nintendo Switch this summer. The game tasks the player with hunting massive monsters and acquiring their power, morphing the main character into a clone blessed with the same attacks and skills. However, there's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendogs-Like Pet Sim Little Friends: Dogs & Cats Is Now Available To Pre-Order On Switch

    And we have a new trailer too!

    If you're craving a Nintendogs-style fix on Switch, Little Friends: Dogs & Cats could well end up being the perfect way to fill that void. Luckily for those who do fall into that very group, pre-orders have now gone live. Doing what Nintendon't (or should we say, haven't done yet), this game aims to bring that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Songbird Symphony Brings Cute Musical Platforming To Switch This July

    New trailer released

    PQube and developer Joysteak Studios' upcoming musical platformer Songbird Symphony is getting ever closer to launch and, to celebrate, a brand new trailer has been released. Blending your usual platform game traits with rhythm action elements, this one hopes to get players groovin' as they play. You'll need to feel the beat as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday14th May 2019

  • News Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct Airing Tomorrow, 15th May

    Here are the times you need

    Completely out of the blue, a Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct has been announced to air tomorrow, 15th May. The show will be 15 minutes long and "packed" with info about the upcoming release. The following description for the Direct has just been shared in a press release. "Tune in on Wednesday, May 15 at 3 p.m. PT...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Games To Play After You've Finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Attack of the (Zelda) Clones

    It’s been over two years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launched and we first ventured out onto the great plains of a truly open Hyrule. In that time, we’ve found all the shrines, defeated Calamity Ganon and scoured the kingdom for every last item and Korok seed. We’ve seen it all – and we went...

    • Guides
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    • Switch Essentials
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
  • Random Man Steals Nintendo Switch On Camera In His Work Uniform

    A "completely stupid" idea

    A man located in the American state of Florida has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after he was caught at the end of 2018 stealing a Nintendo Switch from another man's property in his work uniform. Kyle Sullivan stole a Switch console from the garage of Robert Love and then sped off in his getaway...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random Cinema Shocks Detective Pikachu Audience With Horror Movie Screening

    Scary stuff

    Even with the involvement of Ryan Reynolds, Pokémon Detective Pikachu has been marketed as a family-friendly film. Obviously, you would expect a few sparks, but last week at a screening for the film in Montreal, some kids got more of a shock than they expected. The cinema accidentally ran the R-rated Mexican-themed horror flick, The...

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    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movie
    • Film
  • Random Mario Gets A Safer Sleep In His Original 3D Outing On Nintendo 64

    Sweet dreams

    If you've ever taken a break from Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Odyssey and left either game running, there's a good chance you've returned to find Mario sleeping on the job. In Odyssey, Mario could get some shuteye wherever he liked. He was such a solid sleeper, in fact, he didn't even need a proper ledge to nod off. It turns out his...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
  • Review Thief Simulator - A Brief Robbery Of Your Spare Time

    It’s literally a steal

    As illegal as it is in real-life, there’s something oddly satisfying about larceny in the digital world. From countless questlines for the Thieves Guild in The Elder Scrolls to the procedural heists of The Swindle, few things get your blood pumping in equal parts fear and elation quite like scoping a joint, filling your...

    • Reviews
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    • Thief Simulator
  • Review Super Robot Wars T - Enjoyable Tactical Mecha Goodness For Returning Fans And Newcomers Alike

    The T is for ‘Terrific’

    Super Robot Wars T is the most recent entry (and the first on Switch) in Bandai Namco's very successful series of tactical mecha adventures that stretch all the way back to deepest darkest 1991. With dozens upon dozens of previous entries under their belt you'd imagine they'd have exhausted Japan's supply of pilotable...

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    • Super Robot Wars
    • Japan
  • News The First Patch For Saints Row: The Third On Switch Rolls Out Later This Week

    "We have seen your feedback over the weekend"

    If you've played the Switch version of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package since it was released last week, you might have noticed the open-world sandbox is a bit rough around the edges. To make the experience more enjoyable on Nintendo's hybrid device, Deep Silver is issuing its first patch for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Update
    • Deep Silver
  • Random Modder Makes Ganondorf A Playable Fighter In Smash Bros. 64

    The king of the Gerudo tribe joins the battle

    When Super Smash Bros. started out life in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, there were only 12 fighters to select from. As "all-star" as this original cast was, unfortunately, Link was unable to duke it out with Ganondorf. Now, 20 years on, a modder by the name of JSsixtyfour has released a new ROM hack...

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    • Retro
    • Nintendo 64
    • N64
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Video Reggie Reflects On His Time At Nintendo And Why The Fans Liked Him So Much

    Putting smiles on faces

    Since Reggie retired from his role as the Nintendo of America president last month, he's been in demand all over the place. A week ago he delivered a commencement address at Ringling College and now he's spoken to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune newspaper, based in Florida, about his time as a student, position at Nintendo and...

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    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
  • Review Venture Kid - A Workmanlike And Forgettable Mega Man Clone

    You're not gonna go far, kid

    They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery; if that is indeed the case, then few games are more overtly flattering to the classic Mega Man series than Venture Kid. This new release from FDG Entertainment isn’t shy when it apes the concept of Capcom’s legendary series, and while it does a reasonably...

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    • Venture Kid
  • News Netflix Will Host A Panel At E3 2019 About Developing Original Series Into Video Games

    Stranger things have happened...

    In recent years, Netflix has gravitated more and more towards the video game industry. It has got to the point where the streaming service is available on just about every device there is and the company is now acquiring creative rights to any video game series it can get its hands on. More recently, a Stranger...

    • Netflix
    • E3 2019
    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • News Atooi Provides Development Update On Its Upcoming Switch Projects

    Chicken Wiggle, Treasurenauts and more!

    The founder of Atooi, Jools Watsham, has released a new blog post discussing everything the company has been working on over the past four months. He began by apologising for the delay of Chicken Wiggle Workshop on the Switch. The current objective is to release the game by the fourth quarter of 2019. So,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atooi