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TodaySun, 19th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #26 - Castlevania: Dracula X

    Whip it good

    Welcome back for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly vote to see who triumphs over the first and second losers in a box art beauty pageant. Three regional versions of the same game cover battle it out to see who is the sharpest looker. Last week we had a returning series in the form of Resident Evil 2. We looked at the N64...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Castlevania
  • News Journey Developer Could Be Bringing Its Newest Game To Nintendo Switch

    And it would likely support cross-play

    Remember the 2012 game Journey? Although it wasn't released on a Nintendo platform, it was still a beautifully crafted title. Now, the developer behind this – thatgamecompany – seems to be hinting at bringing its most recent mobile release Sky: Children of the Light to Switch. The game is described as a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • News Goku (Ultra Instinct) Is Joining Dragon Ball FighterZ As A DLC Character

    The ultimate fighter

    It's been an exciting week for fans of fighting games with Joker unveiled for Mortal Kombat 11, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (even if Sakurai doesn't necessarily think it's always a fighting game), and last but not least, another Goku teased for Bandai Namco's 2018 release,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Ball
    • Bandai Namco
    • DLC
  • News CoroCoro Comic Teases Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Scoop"

    Something significant?

    It's crazy to think just how close we are to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch and still don't know all that much about the game. We've seen a number of screenshots and the Nintendo Treehouse presentation at E3 last year showed off a small portion of the game, but other than that, we haven't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
    • CoroCoro
    • Japan
  • News HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed Dev Says All The Game's Updates Will Be Entirely Free

    And provides a full road map for the next four months

    One genre that's somewhat underrepresented on the Switch is FPS. More recently, we've got games like Overwatch and Alien: Isolation, but the pickings are still considerably slim compared to the number of first-person shooters available on other platforms. Fortunately, by the end of this month,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News My Nintendo Offering Printable Box Art Covers For Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (North America)

    Wallpapers also up for grabs

    To celebrate the launch of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore on the Nintendo Switch this week, My Nintendo in North America is offering printable box art covers and wallpaper rewards. Take a look below: To celebrate the launch, My Nintendo is offering four different box art covers for your Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Its Okami – Amaterasu: Divine Descent Resin Statue, Pre-Orders Now Live

    Absolutely stunning

    In 2018, Capcom's beautifully crafted title Okami made a return in high-definition on the Nintendo Switch. We gave it nine out of ten stars and said you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't try it out for the affordable price of $19.99 / £15.99. If you've become a fan of this title since then or were always one,...

    • First 4 Figures
    • F4F
    • Capcom
    • Okami

YesterdaySat, 18th Jan 2020

  • Rumour Prolific Leaker Says We'll Get Paper Mario And A 2D Metroid This Year

    Of course we will

    There have been a number of Nintendo-related rumours flying about recently and now the "prolific" leaker Sabi – who has a respectable track record, we might add – is claiming there'll be a Paper Mario game released this year (presumably for Switch), that goes "back to how it was", along with a 2D Metroid game seemingly...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
  • Random Ring Fit Adventure User Discovers A Healthy Way To Play Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Link Fit Adventure

    Imagine running through the land of Hyrule as Link. What, you've already done that a long time ago in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Well, have you tried it with the Ring-Con? That's exactly what the modder Super Louis 64 did. He got his Ring-Con from Ring Fit Adventure and was able to turn it into a fully func

    • Random
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ring Fit Adventure
    • Zelda
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Dethrones Diamond & Pearl In New Famitsu Sales Chart Record

    The ninth week in first

    Since the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch last November, both games have appeared at the top of the Japanese charts every single week. The latest chart data from 6th - 12th January, was no different. Pokémon took out the top spot for the ninth week in a row. If that wasn't already impressive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
    • Famitsu
  • News Port Specialist Engine Software Thinks Switch Will Continue "To Do Well" Despite Arrival Of Next-Gen

    The Switch "exists in its own dimension"

    Nintendo has been dominating software and hardware sales around the globe recently, but the real test is expected to be when Sony and Microsoft launch their own next generation of hardware. Both of these new systems are scheduled to arrive later this year, at some point during the holiday season. So, what...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Engine Software
  • Video Let's Talk About Byleth In Smash Bros. And The Fourth House In Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    A big week for Fire Emblem fans

    So, the secret is out and we now know the fifth paid DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Obviously, not everyone is happy that yet another character from this long-running tactical role-playing series will be represented and that's why our American-based video producer...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Game Freak's Little Town Hero Gets A Big Physical Release This Spring

    Thanks to NIS America

    Apart from Pokémon Sword and Shield, Game Freak actually released a few other games last year. One of them was Little Town Hero in October. It ended up being a rather low-key launch and was made available exclusively on the Switch eShop. That's all set to change now, though, with NIS America revealing the 'Big Idea Edition'...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • NIS America
  • Deals Switch Lite's Price Drops To Black Friday Level In The UK

    Update: Now down to less than £170, this weekend only

    Update: The Game Collection is running a 5% off everything code running this weekend, which takes the cost of a Switch Lite down to less than £168. The code is ‘5TARTGAME‘ and is valid until midnight on January 19th. (Thanks, farmer_humpf!) Original Story: With the standard Switch proving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • UK
    • Switch Lite
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 18th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another week, another dollar - that's how that goes, right? This one has seen Smash Bros. reveals, patches bringing games up to the standard we'd have liked to see them at launch, and more lovely Switch ports heading ou

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

Friday17th Jan 2020

  • Guide Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Full Character List - Byleth Joins The Roster

    Gotta Smash 'em all!

    When Nintendo announced that the Switch version of Smash Bros. would be called Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it wasn't kidding about the title; every single character that has ever appeared in any previous Smash Bros. game is available on the Nintendo Switch incarnation. Crikey. Along with updated moves and final smashes,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • Gallery
    • Features
    • Guides
  • Poll What Features Would You Want In A Switch 'Pro'?

    4K? Better CPU? Magnesium alloy casing? We look at the recent rumours

    In a recent Games Industry.biz article, various analysts made predictions regarding this year's big industry trends and potential news. With Nintendo currently doing very well with both the standard Switch, last year's handheld-only Switch Lite and software in general, opinion is...

    • Poll
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Pro
  • Video Comparing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Clone Genshin Impact To The Original

    Genshin a no no, baby!

    You've no doubt already heard the news that the upcoming game Genshin Impact not only bears a striking resemblance to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but that it's also now been confirmed to be coming to the Nintendo Switch. With that in mind, we thought it might be useful to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • Zelda
  • Feature So, Who's Next For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

    Join our poll of contenders for Fighters Pass Vol. 2

    Since launch we've seen a steady drip feed of DLC fighters landing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The five brawlers of the Challenger Pack (plus Piranha Plant) have given the game a periodic injection of fresh blood, not to mention the excitement generated by the reveals. Byleth from Fire Emblem:...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Alienware's Impressive Switch-Like Concept UFO Wins Best-In-Show Award

    We're being generous with 'Switch-like', there

    After watching the reveal of Alienware's Concept UFO gadget at CES a couple of weeks back, we couldn't shake the feeling that we'd seen the concept somewhere before. Obviously, it's only natural that the best aspects of any tech will eventually get incorporated into rival companies' products, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Alienware
    • Hardware
  • Video The DOOM And DOOM II Ports Are Now "Must-Buy Purchases" After The Recent Patch

    Revisiting Hell

    Earlier in the month, Bethesda rolled out a huge patch for DOOM an DOOM II across all platforms including the Switch. In case you forgot, this hellish update introduced add-on support – including John Romero's unofficial fifth episode SIGIL 60fps support, aspect ratio options, quick save and load, level select, "plus a ton" of...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DOOM
    • Updates
  • News Cuphead Dev Thanks Sakurai And Nintendo For The "Unbelievable Opportunity"

    Indies represent!

    One of the highlights of Masahiro Sakurai's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate broadcast yesterday was the reveal of the new Mii Fighter costumes coming to the game. This time around there's a lot of third-party and indie representation. We've got another Mega Man alt, Altair from Assassin's Creed, the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Cuphead
    • StudioMDHR
    • Indie
  • Random Bow Down For This Beautiful Zelda And Horizon: Zero Dawn Mashup

    Princess Zeldaloy

    We've witnessed some surprising and spectacular cross-platform collaborations recently, although we're having trouble thinking of something we'd rather see come to fruition in a real game than this brilliant fusion of Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Aloy from Guerrilla Games' PS4 hit Horizon: Zero...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Art
  • News Fire Emblem's Byleth Will Be Voiced By Zack Aguilar In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    "a childhood dream come true"

    A few months after Fire Emblem: Three Houses had been released on the Switch, Nintendo had to replace the voice of the male version of Blyeth, after the character's voice actor revealed he had abused and mistreated both friends and partners over the past decade. The

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • News New Challenger Byleth Gets Added To The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mural

    Spot the Fire Emblem character

    Yesterday's announcement and reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Challenger #5 rounded out the first round of DLC fighters added to Nintendo's crossover brawler. While opinion on Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth seems to be

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
  • News Konami Is Developing A Switch-Exclusive Monster-Battling Strategy Game

    Update: And here's what it looks like in action

    Update: The demo for Soloman Program is available in Japan, so footage has started appearing online: Original Story [Mon 13th Jan, 2020 14:30 GMT]: Konami was once the toast of the video gaming world thanks to franchises like Gradius, Contra, Metal Gear, Castlevania and Ganbare Goemon, but in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Konami
    • Japan
  • Review To The Moon - A Powerful Interactive Story You Really Need To Experience

    Memories are made of this

    Kan Gao's To The Moon is a game whose genesis was, according to Gao, the illness of his grandfather and how that event led him to consider that, when his time came, he might end up regretting decisions he'd made throughout his life. It's a consideration we'll surely all have at some point or another about a situation that...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • To The Moon
  • Weirdness It's Confirmed, Chinese Switch Cartridges Taste Just As Bad As Ours

    So why can't we stop licking them, then?

    For reference only - this is not a Chinese Switch cart. It is yummy, though. What's the first thing you did when you opened up that launch copy of Breath of the Wild nearly three years ago? Before you popped it in your brand new Switch and lost 300 hours of your life to it, we mean. Could you resist giving...

    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • News Tired Of Luigi's Mansion 3's Boss Fights? This Glitch Lets You Skip One

    Rock me Amadeus

    Halloween might have come and gone months ago, but it left behind a thrilling treat that we've been enjoying ever since. Luigi's Mansion 3 was one of Switch's very best games last year, and competition was certainly fierce. We very much enjoyed capturing each and every ghoul, but a new glitch has been discovered which enables you to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Luigi
  • News The Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Hardware In The US Last Year

    And the pro controller was the best-selling accessory of 2019

    Now that the holiday period has officially ended, the NPD Group has shared information about the top-selling systems, software, and accessories of December and 2019. On the hardware front, Nintendo had another good year in the US. The Switch was the best-selling hardware of December and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • US
    • North America
    • NPD
  • News Switch Up Your Fighting Style In The Nintendo Version Of Devil May Cry 3

    Experience six different combat styles on the fly

    Although there was a theory Dante from the Devil May Cry series would be announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after the Devil May Cry 3 producer teased "a little something extra" for Switch players along with som

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
  • News On Your Marks For The Mario Kart North American Online Open, Starting Today

    Compete with these tournament codes for a chance to win Gold Points

    Fancy proving your karting prowess on the track and possibly winning $25's worth of coins to redeem on the eShop? Well, if you're in North America you have the chance to do just that this weekend, although the odds of placing high enough to nab those coins seems pretty slim. US,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • North America
  • News Switch Takes Nine Of Japan's Top Ten Best-Selling Games Of 2019

    Here's the full list

    With 2019 well and truly out of the way, it's time to look back at the best-selling games of the year in Nintendo's home country of Japan. The following list comes from Famitsu's estimated sales tracking data. As you can see, Pokémon Sword and Shield romped home to victory with a whopping 2,988,134 estimated sales. The games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News NPD Shares US Software Sales For Last Month, 2019 And The Decade

    Luigi's Mansion 3 was Nintendo's best-seller in December

    Following on from hardware sales, let's now take a look at the software sales within the US last year. For starters, Nintendo had half of the top 20 best-selling video games in December. The best-selling game of December 2019 was Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and further down the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • US
    • North America
    • NPD
  • News Prison Princess Breaks Out Later This Month, Here's A Trailer

    "Suppress the desire to interact with the princesses"

    Japanese developer Qureate has released the debut trailer for Prison Princess, and has also announced that it's hitting Switch on January 30th. Described as a "princess escape adventure", the title will be getting a global release on that date. It will cost $19.99 in North America and £15.09 in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Warm Yourselves By The Charmander In This Official Pokémon ASMR Video

    Char- Char- Charming

    Nintendo has been putting out ASMR videos - that's Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or 'videos that are supposed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end' - for a while now. Over the holidays we got 30 minutes of a woman playing her Switch Lite in a log cabin, for example. The lates

    • Random
    • Video
    • Pokemon
    • ASMR
  • News Neonwall Becomes The Third Third-Party Switch Game To Support Labo VR

    It's dark, and we're wearing Labo VR Goggles

    Update: The original headline of this article stated this was the second third-party VR title to offer Labo VR support. Thanks to our friends at Japanese Nintendo for reminding us it's actually the third such game after Rooms: The Adventure of Anne & George also patched in support. It would seem that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
    • VR

Thursday16th Jan 2020

  • News Remember That Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Clone That Killed A PS4? It's Coming To Switch

    Awkward

    In August of last year, publisher miHoYo revealed Genshin Impact, an open-world adventure which appears to take a healthy amount of inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. So much so, in fact, that one irate fan got so upset that Sony would choose to promote such a game that he actually

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Genshin Impact
    • Zelda
  • Reminder Nintendo's New Year Sale Ends Today, Up To 75% Off Top Games (North America)

    Mario Kart, Splatoon and much more

    Update (Thu 16th Jan, 2020): As a reminder, today is your last chance to grab all of the amazing games listed below at discounted prices in Nintendo's New Year sale. Make sure to take one last look and see if anything takes your fancy. Original Article (Thu 9th Jan, 2020 17:30 GMT): Yet another sale has found its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
    • North America
  • Watch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 5th DLC Character Revealed - Live!

    Dante? Waluigi? Fire Emblem for a change?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai is all set to reveal the game's fifth and final DLC character for the current Fighters Pass. Excited? You can catch the whole reveal right here from 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET; Nintendo says it'll be "roughly 35 minutes" long and will also...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Gets A Fourth House In The Next Wave Of DLC

    Fire Emblem: Four Houses

    As if the addition of Byleth to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wasn't enough to please Fire Emblem fans, Nintendo has also dropped info on Twitter detailing the next wave of Expansion Pass DLC which introduces a secret fourth house into the mix. The Ashen Wolves are the lates

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • Poll Are You Happy With Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenger 5?

    Chin up, plenty more DLC in the sea

    "Too many swordsmen, are there?" Challenger #5 - the final DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's (first) Fighters Pass - has been revealed. Yes, feeling that the Fire Emblem series was under represented in its flagship crossover fighting game, Nintendo will be adding Byleth - the protagonist of F

    • Poll
    • Smash Bros
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Fire Emblem's Byleth Confirmed As Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 5th DLC Fighter

    The Fire Emblem roster grows once more

    Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been confirmed to be the next playable fighter coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The announcement came during today's livestream hosted by series director, Masahiro Sakurai, revealing that both the male and female versions of the character will star. They'll be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Fire Emblem
    • DLC
  • News 505 Rolls Out Update For Bloodstained, Switch Release "Nearly Identical" To Other Versions

    Performance improvements and much more

    Believe it or not, but Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is actually quite a good game on the Switch. If you played this version on release, you might not have been so impressed with the shoddy performance, frame rate issues, weaker assets and extensive loading times. Since then, however, 505 Games has rolled...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Bloodstained
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Volume 2 Will Add Another Six Fighters

    Monstrous

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster is already larger than anything we could have imagined before the game was released, but even more fighters are on the way. We already knew that a second Fighters Pass was coming, but today, series director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that it will contain six additional fighters. The new pass will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • DLC
  • Random Did Geoff Keighley Really Just Hint That A Death Stranding Character Is Coming To Smash?

    "Ludens Fan will be checking the mail!"

    With the news that we're getting six (count 'em) new fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the inevitable speculation is going to occur. Now that the entire cast of the Fire Emblem series is in the game (it sure feels like it, at least), what

    • Random
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Sci-Fi RPG Seek Hearts Launches On Nintendo Switch Today

    With strategic battles and upgrades to find

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Seek Hearts, a sci-fi RPG with a mysterious story to tell. The game has you following the tale of Izen, who appears to be a cyborg of sorts. Izen begins to question his identity, wondering why he was created and who by, and so decides to set out on a journey to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dragon Quest: Your Story Looks Set For A Netflix Release This Year

    Update: It's coming February 13th

    Update: Netflix has confirmed that Dragon Quest: Your Story will arrive on February 13th 2020. Better add it to your wish list now. Original Story: The CGI movie Dragon Quest: Your Story looks set for a Netflix release in the West, following its initial launch in Japan in August of last year. Based on Dragon...

    • Dragon Quest
    • Movies
    • Netflix
  • Guide Get In The Mood For Animal Crossing: New Horizons With This Adorable Merch

    Spend your bells wisely

    With Animal Crossing: New Horizons scheduled to launch on 20th March, we can't wait to get back to nature on Tom Nook's island and make ourselves busy once more collecting fruit, conversing with the cute locals and generally pottering around. If ever there was a game for Switch we knew we'd be playing from the very second it...

    • Guides
    • Deals
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Cuphead, Rabbids And Assassin's Creed's Altair Join Smash Bros. Ultimate As Mii Costumes

    And two versions of Mega Man!

    In addition to the reveal of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's fifth DLC fighter and the second Fighters Pass DLC, series director Masahiro Sakurai today revealed the latest bunch of Mii Fighter costumes to launch in the game. From the 28th January, you'll be able to purchase all of the costumes shown below. Let's go...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Metro Redux Has Just Been Officially Confirmed For Switch

    Including both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light

    If we can ignore today's big Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news for just a moment, it has just been confirmed that Metro Redux is launching on Nintendo Switch. The news comes just days after a couple of store listings and a PEGI rating were spotted. It'll arrive on Nintendo's machin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Genshin Impact - Everything We Know So Far About This Ambitious Zelda Wannabe

    All the info so far

    Genshin Impact is an action role-playing video game developed by miHoYo, but is perhaps best known to Nintendo fans as the title which caused one Zelda enthusiast to smash up his PS4 due to the close similarities between the game and Breath of the Wild. Eek.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Genshin Impact
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News Mount Your Switch Or Switch Lite Onto Your Pro Controller With This New Accessory

    Pre-order now!

    A new accessory for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite is just days away from release which will allow you to mount your console of choice onto your Pro Controller. Essentially transforming your Switch into a little portable TV, this accessory allows you to use your Pro Controller while playing with the console in handheld...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks: Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Former editor Thomas Whitehead returns to tell us his selection!

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. To round off our run of features, former Nintendo Life editor Thomas Whitehead returns to let us know his pick...

    • Features
    • GOTD
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Wii U
  • News Heroland, The RPG From The Director Of Mother 3, Is Finally Coming To Switch In Europe

    And there's a special physical release

    Marvelous Europe has revealed that Heroland has secured a Switch release date across both Europe and Australia; you'll be able to get your hands on it from 31st January. The game, which has already been available in North America for over a month, has players exploring dungeons, beating up baddies, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Crash Team Racing's Latest Grand Prix Brings Back A Character From The GBA Era

    The 50th playable racer has arrived

    Are you still racing around in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled? Then you'll be pleased to hear a new Grand Prix starts later today. This time it's taking place in the post-apocalyptic Rustland. This event includes new customisation items, a new track known as Megamix Mania, and a brand-new game mode: the Golden...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
    • Beenox
  • Nintendo Download 16th January (Europe)

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions! Atelier Dusk Trilogy!

    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: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Fortnite's Most Famous Streamer Ninja Gets His Own In-Game Skin

    Become the ninja

    Epic has revealed the world's most famous Fortnite streamer Ninja now has his very own in-game skin. This special Ninja outfit will be available from today on the item shop and includes Ninja's Edge Back Bling, a Ninja Style Emote, and Dual Katanas Pickaxe. This was the reaction from the man himself: This is part of Epic's Icon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
    • Ninja
  • Nintendo Download 16th January (North America)

    Tokyo Mirage Sessions! To The Moon! Psikyo Shooting Stars!

    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: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Review Super Crush KO - The Only Issue With This Superb Side-Scrolling Brawler Is Longevity

    Cat lovers, unite!

    Vertex Pop, developer of Graceful Explosion Machine, is back - and it has shifted from 2D shooter to a brawler with impressive results. If you’re a pet owner, you’ll know the very unique bond you have with your animal. They’re your best friend, your pride and joy, and you’d do anything for them – just look at John Wick...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Crush KO
  • News Another One Of Konami's TwinBee Games Joins The Arcade Archives Series

    This shmup has all the bells and whistles

    Towards the end of last year, Hamster added Konami's vertical side-scrolling shoot 'em up TwinBee to its Arcade Archives collection on the Nintendo Switch. Now, to follow this up, it has decided to release Bells & Whistles. Although the two titles sound like they have nothing in common, Bells &...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hamster
    • Konami
    • Arcade Archives
  • Review AO Tennis 2 - A Decent Tennis Sim Ruined By Woeful Performance On Switch

    Cue a backhanded compliment

    Despite the fact that there are now officially more games on the Switch eShop than there are people living on the planet (citation needed), it’s fair to say tennis fans have severely limited options when it comes to games on the system. Sure, Mario Tennis Aces is great and all, but those looking for a more serious...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • AO Tennis 2
  • News Bandai Namco Could Be Reviving The Japan-Only GameCube Exclusive Mr. Driller: Drill Land

    Will we finally see a localisation?

    Towards the end of last year, Bandai Namco filed trademarks in Japan for multiple classic titles including the puzzler Mr. Driller. Now, in the latest update, the video game publisher and developer has gone and trademarked Mr. Driller Drill Land in Europe. As explained by Gematsu, Drill Land is the name of a Mr...

    • Bandai Namco
    • GameCube
    • Japan
  • News Switch Sales Rose By 29% In Japan In 2019, PS4 Sales Dropped By 29%

    Pokémon Sword and Shield sell nearly 3m copies

    If you follow our regular Japanese chart updates, you'll probably already be aware that the Nintendo Switch had a fantastic 2019 in its home country. The console was consistently on top in terms of both hardware and software, and we can now start to analyse its performance in comparison to previous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Sinister Adventure Awaits In Black Book, A Dark Card-Based RPG Headed To Switch

    Send demons into battle

    Note: The following trailer contains some potentially distressing scenes. HypeTrain Digital has today revealed Black Book, a brand new RPG set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms later this year. An announcement trailer for the title premiered just minutes ago at the time of writing (which you can see for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Premium Range Of Pac-Man Merchandise Arrives To Celebrate The Game’s 40th Anniversary

    Nice, but pricey

    Belgian fashion brand Kipling has announced a new range of merchandise celebrating Pac-Man's 40th anniversary this year. The products are available to buy as we speak, so let's take a look! The lineup includes both women’s and men’s accessories, with backpacks, suitcases, totes, waistpacks, pouches and more on offer. We've...

    • Pac Man
    • Merchandise
  • News Celebrate The Lunar New Year With Rocket League's Limited-Time Lantern Event

    Starts next week

    Now that Christmas is behind us, a number of community-driven games are beginning to focus on Lunar New Year events. One of these games is Rocket League, by Psyonix. To celebrate the Lunar New Year, there'll be an in-game event starting in Rocket League on 20th January. This will include the chance to score special-themed items...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League

Wednesday15th Jan 2020

  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pre-Order Bonuses Appear, And You Have Lots To Choose From

    Update: Official Nintendo Store offers 2 bundles

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is just over two months away from finally landing in our laps, and UK retailers have started to reveal the pre-order bonuses you can get by picking up a copy ahead of launch. We'll go through the ones that have been brought to our attention in a list below; it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Sakurai's Three Finger Hand Gesture Has Sent The Internet Absolutely Bonkers

    It's a meme now

    At the time of writing, there are 34 hours left until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai reveals the all-star fighting game's fifth DLC character. The show is expected to be roughly 35 minutes long and will provide an "in-depth look" at the upcoming fighter. Nothing else has been shared about the fighter, but one...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
  • Video Here's The First Episode Of Pokémon: Twilight Wings, The New Online Anime Series

    Watch it right here

    Back in December, The Pokémon Company revealed that a brand new online-exclusive anime would be kicking off this year. It's wasted absolutely no time in getting the first episode up, so make sure to check it out above. The series, called Pokémon: Twilight Wings, will contain seven episodes in total and is set in Pokémon Sword...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
  • Feature Best Donkey Kong Games Of All Time

    Every DK game ranked for your pleasure

    While Mario is the undisputed man when it comes to all things Nintendo, let it never be forgotten that it was Donkey Kong who gave the plumber a leg-up in the world of video games. The ape's original game not only conquered the arcade and introduced the world to the character who would become Nintendo's mascot,...

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    • Guides
    • Donkey Kong
    • Best Games
  • Review Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore - A Pitch-Perfect, Feel-Good JRPG

    A perfectly Chrom-ulent port

    The number of big Wii U exclusives that have still yet to receive Switch ports is well into single figures now, with Nintendo seemingly all too happy to continue queuing up its back catalogue and giving each title another chance at success (rightly so, in our opinion). Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is the latest game to get...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tokyo Mirage Sessions
  • Gallery A New Batch Of Lovely Animal Crossing: New Horizons Screens For Your Viewing Pleasure

    Crafting menus included

    If you're struggling to contain your excitement for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch as much as we are, you'll probably want to take a good look at these lovely new screenshots. Japanese outlet Famitsu has shared the latest wave of images for the game today, most of which have a focus on crafting, shopping, and your...

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    • Gallery
  • News Joker Costume Spotted On The Back Of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Box Art

    Update: Nintendo makes it official

    Update 2 - Wed 15th Jan, 2020 05:00 GMT: Nintendo's Japanese social media accounts and YouTube channel have now confirmed this as well. Above is a trailer showcasing the many costumes and features in the game. Here's the costume list, courtesy of Gematsu: New Costumes: “Rebellious Joker” (from Persona 5) for...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Joker
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • Random Food Network Challenge's Pokémon Cakes Episode Sure Was Something

    Chikorita, tell me what's wrong

    Pokémon seems to be doing the rounds in popular TV shows in the US at the moment, starring in its very own episode of Jeopardy! and now appearing on Food Network Challenge. As you might expect, this one has resulted in some excellent images that will never leave the internet. Ever. The show had its competitors...

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    • US
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  • News Nintendo Switch Version Of Metro Redux Rated By PEGI

    Update: A new listing has appeared

    Update - Wed 15th Jan, 2020 02:30 GMT: Following a retailer listing in Portugal and a PEGI classification at the start of this month (see below), Metro Redux for Switch has now been spotted on the same French distributor website where a listing for a Nintendo Switch version of Saints Row IV: Re-elected appeared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PEGI
    • Europe
  • News Knuckles The Echidna To Return In Lock-On Form To Sonic The Hedgehog 2 On Switch

    & Knuckles

    Announced long, long ago, the upcoming SEGA Ages Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Switch has been confirmed to feature lock-on technology, meaning Knuckles the Echidna will be playable in the game just like in the old days. Like this. The latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Weekly Famitsu (as reported by

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Sega Ages
  • Poll Is E3 Still Relevant To Nintendo In 2020?

    Sony walks away, Microsoft doubles-down... where does that leave Nintendo?

    This week, Sony confirmed that it would be skipping E3 for the second year running despite the fact that it is launching a new console in 2020 – an occasion you'd normally assume would be reason enough to attend the world's most influential gaming event. Amid speculation...

    • Poll
    • E3 2020
    • E3
    • Features
  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Xenoblade Chronicles

    The game the fans asked for

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, Mitch argues his case for one of the Wii's final big releases... The year was 2011. After a long and successful run, Nintendo’s Wii...

    • Features
    • GOTD
    • Xenoblade
    • Wii
  • Japanese Charts Nintendo Is Still Killing It, Takes All Top Ten Positions

    Pokémon takes first for 9th week

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 6th - 12th January, revealing that Nintendo has once again managed to snag all top ten positions. Pokémon Sword and Shield are still sitting comfortably at number one, making this the ninth consecutive week in a row the two titles have held the position. It was a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Saints Row IV: Re-Elected Might Also Be Coming To The Nintendo Switch

    More third-party hits

    Back in August 2018, Deep Silver announced it was bringing Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package to the Nintendo Switch. As exciting as this was for fans of the series, at the time we couldn't help but question why the third entry was selected instead of the sequel, Saints Row IV. Now, less than a year after the third...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • France
    • Saints Row
  • News Universal Creative CCO Says Super Nintendo World Is A "Living Video Game"

    "You become one of the characters"

    Yesterday, Nintendo and Universal Studios Japan revealed a new music video titled 'We Are Born To Play' for the upcoming Japanese theme park, Super Nintendo World. In the same trailer, we also got a brief glimpse of the wristband and app that will apparently "redefine" theme parks. A Universal press release

    • Nintendo
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    • Mario
    • Japan
  • Reminder Puzzle & Dragons GOLD Is Out Today, Celebrate Its Launch With A Limited-Time Discount

    Offer ends Jan 31st

    Today marks the release of the mobile phenomenon Puzzle & Dragons GOLD on the Switch eShop in North America. The game features enhanced visual upgrades and all-new multiplayer modes built upon the foundation of the mobile hit. It's said to be the "ultimate way" to experience GungHo Online Entertainment's long-running...

    • Reminder
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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Sonic's Upcoming Movie Receives A PG Rating

    Parental guidance suggested

    Sonic the Hedgehog has always been a family-friendly video game mascot, so it's no surprise to hear his upcoming live-action movie – due out on Valentine's Day – will be suitable for almost everyone. The MPA Classification and Rating Administration have given the upcoming film a PG (Parental Guidance) rating. Here's...

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    • Movies
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
  • News Pokémon GO Player Shares Life-Changing Weight Loss Story

    10 stone lost, lifelong friends gained

    Pokémon GO developer Niantic has released a new video which tells the story of Tommy, a fan of the game who has enjoyed dramatic health improvements as a result of playing regularly. A student at the University of Greenwich in the UK, Tommy recalls how he felt "isolated" as a child, not having many friends...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Mario + Rabbids Studio Is Hiring For "A Prestigious AAA Title"

    New job listing appears online

    A "prestigious triple-A title" is on the way from the studio behind the wonderful Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, a new job listing has revealed. Ubisoft Milan is currently hiring for a full-time 3D animator, noting that a successful applicant would be working on the production of this mystery AAA game. The listing,...

    • Ubisoft
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video See La-Mulana 1 & 2 In Action With This Brand New Gameplay Trailer

    Deep in the deadly ruins

    If you're excited for the upcoming Switch release of La-Mulana 1 & 2, you'll be happy to know that NIS America has dropped a brand new trailer full of gameplay footage for you to enjoy. You can check it out for yourself above; the father-daughter Kosugi duo must make use of a range of tools in the game and interact with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Warframe's Empyrean Co-Op Combat Expansion Is Now Live On Switch

    With a (sort of) bonus for Switch players

    Warframe's Empyrean update, which was initially showcased during TennoCon last summer, is now live for all players who own the game on Nintendo Switch. This new update allows you to team up with your very own squad, build a battleship, and rocket into space to fight in four-player ship-to-ship battles. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Review Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack - Three Solid JRPGs In One Package

    Season of the Witch

    Originally released on PS3 and then again on PS Vita in 'Plus' form, the Atelier Dusk Trilogy arrives on Switch in this DX collection that packs in all DLC, upgrades and updates made for their Plus versions alongside a host of new features including the ability to fast-forward through exposition, speed your way around the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe
  • News Disney Junior's Gigantosaurus Series Is Coming To Switch In Video Game Form

    'Gigantosaurus: The Game'

    Cyber ​​Group Studios and Outright Games have revealed that the very first game based on the Gigantosaurus children's TV series is on the way, and it's coming to Switch. Fittingly called Gigantosaurus: The Game, this one will have players exploring and racing across the prehistoric world seen in the show itself. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday14th Jan 2020

  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's 5th DLC Character Will Be Revealed On 16th January In Livestream

    Hosted by Sakurai

    Update: Watch the stream live right here! The time has finally come, folks! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's fifth DLC character is about to be revealed. Nintendo has announced that the series' director Masahiro Sakurai will be hosting a livestream on 16th January to reveal and provide an "in-depth look" at the upcoming fighter. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • DLC
  • Reminder Make Sure To Claim Your Gigantamax Meowth In Pokémon Sword And Shield Today

    Last chance!

    Update (Tue 14th Jan, 2020 10:15 GMT): As a quick reminder, the Gigantamax Meowth distribution in Pokémon Sword and Shield ends on 15th January. If you've purchased the game, make sure to claim this special Pokémon via the Mystery Gift menu in-game. Further details can be found below in our original article. Original Article (Sun...

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    • Pokemon
  • Random Fans Have Some Fun With Inteleon's New Gigantamax Form

    Lethal weapon

    After the Pokémon Direct presentation which aired last week, fans were quick to jump on the design of Inteleon's new Gigantamax form. In case you missed it, during the broadcast Game Freak revealed that the starter pocket monsters in Pokémon Sword and Shield would receive new forms in the first expansion, T

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    • Pokemon
    • Random
  • Random Nintendo Took Down The Official Pikmin 3 Website And The Internet Noticed

    Well, eventually

    For the past few weeks, there have been rumours swirling around about a few more Wii U ports coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2020. Which ones are they, though? Last week, Peer Schneider, the co-founder and Chief Content Officer at IGN said one is a "nine out of the 10" and the other is about a six. One of these games is also...

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    • Wii U
    • Pikmin
  • News 'Secret Screen' Nintendo 64 Prototype Resurfaces More Than 20 Years Later

    Designer says Sega took the idea

    While not exactly being the most commercially successful Nintendo console, the iconic N64 remains a firm favourite in the minds of gaming fans to this very day. Despite this, we doubt there are too many people out there who have seen this little oddity before. Retro gaming fan and preservationist Shane Battye has...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
  • News Super Nintendo World News Is Imminent, Says Universal Japan

    Update: It's a music video

    Update - Tue 14th Jan, 2020 03:30 GMT: USJ has revealed a new promotional trailer for the park in the form of the music video 'We Are Born To Play' by Galantis ft. Charli XCX. The video has been shared on the official Nintendo YouTube channels in both Japan and North America and shows off the Switch, and the Super Mario...

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    • Universal
    • Japan
  • News BioShock: The Collection Could Be Coming To Switch According To New Rating

    Full reveal imminent?

    Well, here's an interesting one for you. A new Taiwanese rating has been spotted which suggests BioShock: The Collection is planned for release on Nintendo Switch. BioShock: The Collection released on rival platforms back in 2016 and contains the original BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite. The retrofuturistic FPS...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New DOOM Eternal Trailer Is Headed Our Way Tomorrow

    Update: And here it is!

    Update: Tue 14th Jan, 2020 17:40 Bethesda has released the trailer above featuring the Doom Slayer cutting his way through various grisly demons and denizens of Hell (quite literally - you've been warned!). If you're hoping for news on the upcoming Switch version of DOOM Eternal, you won't find any here - indeed, the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Online Users In Japan Will Soon Be Able To Play Fire Emblem Warriors For Free

    Promo starts next week

    Remember that Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker promotion Nintendo ran last year that was exclusive to Switch Online subscribers? In case you forgot, it allowed users of the service to play the game for free for a 10-day period. Well now, a new game for this very same program has been

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    • Nintendo
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Will Get A Physical Release Thanks To Limited Run Games

    Collectors rejoice!

    Your prayers have been answered, folks: Streets of Rage 4 will indeed be receiving a physical release, and it's all thanks to Limited Run Games. The company, which is now well known amongst the Switch community as a publisher of physical indie releases, has announced the news in a tweet. More details are expected to be shared in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets Four New Astral Chain Spirits This Week

    Summon a Legion

    Nintendo has held a lot of spirit events in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for its exclusive Switch titles, but one game that missed out around the time of its release was Astral Chain. To make up for this, later this week the all-star brawler will be hosting a special-themed event based on PlatinumGames hit release. This spirit event...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Astral Chain
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The witching hour

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, Liam reminds us that sometimes, you have to keep trying to really find a gem... Let’s make this clear, The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Witcher
    • GOTD
  • Random Star Wars Rogue One Writer Wants To Pen The Script For An Animated Star Fox Movie

    The perfect candidate

    Star Fox is a Nintendo series that hasn't experienced any aerial dogfights since 2016 when PlatinumGames released Star Fox Zero on the Wii U. Recently, though, some realistic artwork of the Star Fox team designed by the God of War art director Raf Grrasetti has got fans talking about the close-knit team of anthropomorphic...

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    • Star Wars
  • News Skies Of Arcadia Dev "Really" Wants To Make A Sequel

    Mixed signals

    Last April, we heard how the Skies of Arcadia producer Rieko Kodama wasn't particularly interested in creating a sequel and said in an interview with Kotaku that the GameCube release – Skies of Arcadia Legends – was more than enough. It seems the producer's views don't necessarily reflect everyone's feelings who worked on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Dreamcast
    • GameCube
  • Review Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX - A Great Introduction To The Series

    Witch Time

    Hot on the heels of November's Switch release of the excellent Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout, Koei Tecmo treats fans of this long-running JRPG franchise to re-releases of the Dusk trilogy, presented in DX editions which incorporate the extra content and changes found in the "Plus" versions of the games found on PS...

    • Reviews
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    • Atelier Ayesha
  • Review Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX - A Fine End To A Fine JRPG Trilogy

    Dawn to dusk

    The third and final part of the Dusk trilogy of Atelier games, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk DX is another generous helping of light JRPG action with the series' trademark deep alchemy system at its core. Telling the story of two very different young alchemists, Shallotte and Shallistera, it sees you choose from one of these...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Atelier Ayesha
  • Review Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX - A Slow Start Can't Ruin This Likeable JRPG

    Dusk to Dusk

    The second game in the Dusk trilogy, Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX continues to take part in the same universe as Atelier Ayesha, with some returning characters popping up here and there – but, for the most part, this is very much its own tale and one that, unfortunately, gets off to quite a stilted start. The...

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    • Atelier Ayesha
  • UK Charts Super Mario Odyssey Triple Jumps 15 Places To Lead Nintendo's Efforts

    But FIFA takes first place

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 11th January, revealing that FIFA 20 has returned to the top of the pile. The game has managed to knock Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare from its top-place perch, jumping up from its third place position last week. The top ten features a few Nintendo favourites including Super Mario...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News The Wacky World Of Crayon Shinchan Arrives On Switch With Surprise North American Launch

    A jump-action game

    With no warning whatsoever, the Switch has today been treated to its first Crayon Shinchan game in the form of Crayon Shinchan: The Storm Called! Flaming Kasukabe Runner!!. Another snappy title, then. Available as we speak on the North American eShop, the game was previously released on iOS and Android devices. It's a jump-action...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Save The World As A Sentient Tablet In Kunai, A Fast-Paced Metroidvania Coming To Switch

    "Action platforming with a grappling twist"

    The Arcade Crew and developer TurtleBlaze have revealed that Kunai is set to launch on Nintendo Switch on 6th February, giving us a taste of the inevitable future AI uprising. The game is described as a "quirky, fast-paced action-adventure / Metroidvania" in which you play as Tabby, a sentient tablet who...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 17-BIT Boss Would Love To See Nintendo "Own" The Virtual Reality Space

    "Their experiments so far are fantastic"

    Virtual Reality might not have taken off in quite the way that its biggest advocates would have you believe, but there's no denying that the market is slowly but surely growing as the technology matures. Sony's PSVR platform has sold 5 million units to date, while Oculus – backed by the not-inconsiderable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • VR
    • Labo
  • Feature 17-BIT's Jake Kazdal On The Journey From Nintendo Game Counsellor To Making Games In Japan

    "I’m a lifelong hardcore Nintendo fan"

    You could say that Jake Kazdal stands out as he walks the streets of Kyoto on the way to the office of his company, 17-BIT. Thanks to his towering presence and a look that wouldn't be out of place in a metal band, he's not what you would call your "typical" Kyoto-based games developer – but then this is an...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Platformer Hayfever Shows That Everyone Can Be A Hero, Even If You Have Allergies

    Sneeze your way to victory

    Launching in Q1 2020 on Nintendo Switch is Hayfever, a new platformer with an unusual protagonist. You'll be taking on the role of Thomas, a postman who just wants to get on with his life and deliver mail. Sadly for him, a giant hayfever-induced sneeze has scattered all 240 of his letters across 140 perilous locations...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday13th Jan 2020

  • Random Poor Junichi Masuda Can't Even Enjoy His Birthday Without Someone Moaning About Missing Pokémon

    "It’s my birthday, can you let me relax?"

    While Pokémon Sword and Shield has been a smash-hit all over the world, its release has been dogged by debates over what has become known as "Dexit" – the removal of legacy Pokémon from the game's National Pokédex. Prior to launch, developer Game Freak announced that it had made the de

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    • Pokemon
    • Junichi Masuda
  • News Devolver Digital's Switch eShop Sale Is On Now, And It Contains Some Proper Corkers

    Runs until January 17th

    Publisher Devolver Digital is running a New Year sale on the Switch eShop, with several critically-acclaimed titles on offer until January 17th. Highlights include Ape Out, Downwell, Gato Roboto and Katana Zero – you can find the complete list below, where you're sure to find at least one game that stands out as a bit of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fans Keep Designing Animal Crossing Switch Lites And Now We Need One

    A new system for New Horizons?

    The award for biggest and most anticipated Nintendo Switch game on the horizon (get it?) probably has to go to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's been a while since fans of the franchise have had a brand new core series game to enjoy, and excitement for the new title is running high. It's running so high, in fact,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Switch Lite
  • Guide All amiibo Available - Zelda, Smash Bros., Animal Crossing And More

    Plan your next purchase here

    In case you didn't know already, amiibo are NFC-ready toys which offer connectivity features with games on the Wii U, 3DS and Switch, but also serve as highly-detailed and very desirable trinkets that look great on your shelf. While other toys-to-life ranges have fallen by the wayside over the years, the amiibo range...

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  • News Believe It Or Not, People Are Speedrunning Ring Fit Adventure

    Taking it to the limit

    Speedrunning is a popular pastime with truly dedicated gamers, and is a practice which often requires players to exploit glitches or shortcuts in clever ways. However, there's no such technique to be found in a game like Ring Fit Adventure – but that hasn't stopped a bunch of players from speedrunning it regardless...

    • Ring Fit Adventure
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In December 2019 (Europe)

    A pleasant surprise

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch eShop games of December 2019 in Europe, and you probably wouldn't have guessed which game has taken top spot. It was the turn of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle to beat the competition and be the most popular game on the eShop last month, fending off the likes of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News God Of War's Art Director Completes Stunning Realistic Star Fox Art

    The whole gang

    Not content with just giving us an ever-growing roster of realistic Super Smash Bros. character designs, God of War art director Raf Grassetti kickstarted 2020 with a new take on the Star Fox crew. We shared the beginning of this new series earlier this month, but now it's finished and it's as wonderful as you'd

    • Star Fox
    • God of War
    • Art
  • News Untitled Goose Game Composer On Struggling To Process The Game's Huge Success

    One million sales is a lot to take in

    Untitled Goose Game's September launch was a pretty unusual one for an indie game, not least because it was gathering as much attention from fans and media - if not more - than major releases appearing at the same time. After initially releasing and excelling on Switch and PC, the game soon took flight on PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Winter Update And Free Demo Arrive In February

    New costumes revealed in livestream

    Heads up, Sword Art Online fans! Bandai Namco has revealed that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet's upcoming winter update is scheduled to launch in early February for all platforms. The update is set to add a new wave of costumes and weapons such as the Alice and Eugeo Integrity Knight costumes (which you can see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • Gallery First 4 Figures Luigi's Mansion 3 Statue Is Lit, Quite Literally

    By LEDs, you see?

    Every First 4 Figures release gains plenty of attention, but the company's latest statue caught our eye more than usual, primarily because it features a cowering Luigi and loyal Polterpup – as seen in the critically-acclaimed Luigi's Mansion 3 on Switch, of course. Our statue arrived this week and we've already feverishly...

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    • First 4 Figures
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Luigi
  • Japanese Charts Pokémon Sword And Shield Scores Eighth Consecutive Week At Number One

    Hits 3 million physical sales

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 30th December - 5th January, revealing that Pokémon Sword and Shield is still at number one as we enter the new year. Pokémon's latest entry has held top spot ever since it launched in mid-November, comfortably holding off the competition each week. The two titles have...

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    • Pokemon
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Miitomo

    Yes, really

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, Alan sums up what made Nintendo's short-lived mobile experience so gripping... Miitomo is not just my Nintendo Game of the Decade, it’s Nintendo’s...

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    • Miitomo
  • Mini Review Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters - Plays Like Smash Bros. After A Few Too Many Drinks

    You wanna take this outside?

    Fighting games are generally known for their slick, precise gameplay. Even something like Super Smash Bros., well known for its accessibility, boasts a remarkable level of depth, perfect for competitive play. Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters doesn’t quite match up (in fact, it really doesn’t), but its bizarre, physics-based...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Drunk-Fu
    • Reviews
  • Mini Review Gigantic Army - A Cybernator Homage That's Almost Over Before It Starts

    Rocky robot

    If you are a hardcore shooting game fan, three-man "dōjin" developer Astro Port might ring a bell. This small team has a clear love for the genre and have produced several shooters based on classics from the 16-bit generation over the past decade. It was a bit of a surprise to see an “old friend” pop up on both Switch eShop and in...

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    • Gigantic Army
  • News Awesome Games Done Quick Raises More Than $3.13 Million For Charity

    Awesome indeed

    Charity fundraising organisation Games Done Quick has raised a fantastic $3,131,475 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation after hosting its annual AGDQ livestream over the past week. As fans of the show will know, Awesome Games Done Quick sees super-talented players speedrun their favourite games for charity. The skill levels on display...

    • Games Done Quick

Sunday12th Jan 2020

  • Feature Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    All the Zelda games ranked

    What are the best Zelda games? Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic at this point, with even the 'lesser' ones still being really rather good. Many remain fixed as the best games on the consoles that parented them, so ranking them...

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    • The Legend of Zelda
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  • Guide How To Link Your Fortnite Epic Account On Switch And PS4

    Epic about turn

    Last year Sony pulled a dramatic about turn and allowed Fortnite to support cross play on every single platform, including Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac. Not only does this allow you to play with your chums on PS4 while you're on your Switch, but it will also let you use a single account across multiple platforms. For...

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  • Feature Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the mainline Marios ranked

    What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank them? Let's face it, any of the games in the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. All of them could easily be somebody's 'best game of all time', and there'll always be someone who believes the series peaked with The Lost Levels. That's an opinion...

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  • Guide Which Switch Games Don't Work With Nintendo Switch Lite?

    The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers

    The portable-only version of Switch offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that unlile the standard Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite does not support Docked Mode and will...

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  • Feature Best Metroid Games Of All Time

    Ranking Samus' adventures

    What's the best Metroid game of all time? Well, we're about to tell you just that with our list of all Metroid games ranked from worst to best. As is the case with these lists, we've taken all the opinions of Team NL along with a host of other variables, put that data into a blender, mixed it into a delicious smoothie,...

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  • Feature Best Monster Hunter Games Of All Time

    What's that coming over the hill?

    What's the best Monster Hunter of all time? In a series where half of the titles have the word 'Ultimate' fixed on the end, it can be a difficult decision to make. We're not averse to difficult decisions though, so have taken it upon ourselves to rank every single Monster Hunter game (yes, even the non-Nintendo...

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  • Feature Games To Play After You've Finished Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Attack of the (Zelda) Clones

    It’s been nearly three 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...

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  • Guide Should I Simulate Witcher 2 Save In Witcher 3 For Nintendo Switch?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean?

    What does 'simulate a Witcher 2 save' mean in The Witcher 3? With The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition arriving on Switch, no doubt many new players will be wondering what this small detail at the start of the game means. In this guide, we'll break the whole thing down, and hopefully help you decide...

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  • Reminder Nintendo's New Year Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 40% Off Major Games (Europe)

    Mario, Splatoon, Yoshi, more!

    Update (Sun 12 Jan, 2020 13:00 GMT): As a quick reminder, today is the last day of Nintendo of Europe's New Year Switch sale. If you were hoping to grab one of these discounted games, make sure to get on it today! Original Article (Thu 2nd Jan, 2020 14:45 GMT): Nintendo of Europe has kicked off a 2020 New Year's sale...

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  • Feature Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time

    Burn rubber

    Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart game in the early '90s, there were some in the industry who proclaimed it as a sign that the veteran firm had finally lost its marbles. Sure, Mario had appeared in other games, but his forte was 2D platformers – he had no place on the racing track, and Super Mario Kart was...

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  • Guide The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch - 10 Gameplay Settings To Check Out Before Starting

    Advice on options in The Witcher 3

    The Witcher 3 on Nintendo Switch comes with a lot of options that you can tweak -- and many of them can have a significant effect on your gameplay experience. In this guide, we're going to run through what we think are the settings that you should at least consider checking out before you start a new game. The...

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  • Feature Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrived on Switch and brought with it every single fighter from the series' history, it sent us back through the older games. With the original Super Smash Bros. now over 20 years old it's incre

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  • Feature Nintendo Switch Ports We'd Love To See In 2020

    We ain't beggin'

    Last year we let our imaginations run wild and picked 30 third-party ports we'd like to see come to Switch. Despite our wishes, Cuphead still surprised us when it arrived on Switch with Microsoft's blessing (along with Ori And The Blind Forest later in the year), but there are still a large number of games - some of them far more...

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  • News New Trademark Suggests The Mario & Luigi Series Is Making A Comeback

    Is Nintendo moving on?

    In October 2019, AlphaDream filed for bankruptcy after poor sales of the 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey at the start of the year. It raised many questions about the future of the Mario & Luigi series, which started out life during the Game Boy Advance generation. If you've been...

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  • News The Flip Grip Creator Was Working On GameCube Joy-Con, But Someone Else Beat Him To It

    "I'm crying inside"

    We've previously seen Switch Joy-Con inspired by the design of the GameCube controller, but now one talented modder, who runs the YouTube Channel Shank Mods, has taken things to the next level by creating a fully-functioning set of GameCube Joy-Con, which you can learn all about in the video above. While this should be the main...

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  • News Yacht Club's New Game Cyber Shadow Will Take About "4 To 10 Hours" To Complete

    Long enough?

    Now that Shovel Knight Showdown and King of Cards have been released, Yacht Club Games is focused on other projects. One of these games is the 8-bit ninja platformer Cyber Shadow. Aarne Hunziker from Mechanical Head Studios has been developing this title for the past decade and it's now being polished up under the watchful eye of Yacht

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  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racing Games

    Who could possibly be in pole position?

    When it comes to kart racers, there's one undisputed king of the crop on Nintendo systems, and we're not talking Crash Bandicoot. Let's not kid ourselves here - we all know what's sitting at number one on the list below of the best kart racers on Nintendo Switch. With a record like Schumacher in his prime,...

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  • News Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Switch eShop File Size Revealed

    Save some space

    Earlier this week, the Pokémon Direct revealed the original Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games from the GBA and DS generation would be remade into a single Switch release titled, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. If you're considering picking up this game digitally, you might be interested to know just how much room this...

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  • Feature HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed Developer On Raiding The Toy Box To Fill Switch's FPS Gap

    "We had to share this with other Switch gamers who are just as FPS-starved as we are"

    The Switch has been blessed with a multitude of great games of all sizes and sizes since launch, although there are a couple of genres which were lacking until relatively recently. Racers, for example - especially more realistic ones - were thin on the ground for a...

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  • Feature Game Of The Decade Staff Picks - Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Another dimension, new galaxy

    Following on from our reader-voted Top 50 Games of the Decade, Nintendo Life staff members will be picking their personal favourite Nintendo games between the years 2010-2019. Today, PJ takes us right back to the start of the decade... Being asked to choose your favourite game of the decade should, in theory, be a...

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  • News Nintendo France Will Repair Or Replace Faulty Joy-Con Even After The Warranty Has Expired

    Provided you live in this location

    At the end of last year, the French consumer's association called out Nintendo as one of the worst companies of 2019 and labelled the Switch the most fragile product of the year. The main issue it had with Nintendo's hardware was apparently linked to Joy-Con drift. All up, it wasn't a good look for the Japanese...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl #25 - Resident Evil 2

    Biohazard REturns

    Welcome again to Box Art Brawl, the weekly bout that sees regional variants of retro games compete to see which has the most attractive box-based visage. Last week featured a load of old balls - monkey balls, that is - as Super Monkey Ball 2 bounced off itself in battle. You lovely people decided that the European variant was the...

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