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YesterdaySun, 21st Apr 2019

  • Feature The 50 Best Game Boy Games - Zelda, Pokémon, Metroid, Mario And More

    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...

    • Features
    • Best Games
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Top 50
  • Review Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster - Two Games In One Remarkable Switch Collection

    The final word on these fantasies

    2001 represented an exciting time in video games, as the industry began a shift to newer hardware and started to move past the growing pains of figuring out 3D game development in the previous generation. As the tenth mainline entry in the series, Final Fantasy X had a lot riding on it, as all waited with...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
  • Feature Keeping The Game Boy Retail Dream Alive, 30 Years After Launch

    "It’s a borderline addiction"

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. The Game Boy may be 30 years old this week, but that doesn’t mean the system is dead and gone from a retail perspective; over the past few years...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Game Boy
    • Game Boy 30th
    • Retro

Saturday20th Apr 2019

  • News Humble Store Expands Digital Switch Selection With More Third-Party Offerings

    Capcom, Sega and more

    At the beginning of 2019, the Humble Store started to offer digital codes for select Switch and 3DS titles. In March, it followed this up by adding a bunch of third-party Switch titles from publishers such as 2K and Curve Digital. The publishing side of Humble also said it would be adding mor

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Humble Store
    • North America
  • News EA Has No Plans To Release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order On The Switch

    A galaxy far, far away

    Last week, EA and Respawn Entertainment revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this November. The game stars a character named Cal Kestis who is a survivor of Order 66 and is forced to conceal his Jedi powers to stay alive. Not long after the game was revealed, EA community manager...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
    • EA
    • Respawn Entertainment
  • Guide Celebrate Game Boy's 30th Anniversary With This Lovely Merchandise

    Dress to impress

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. As the humble Game Boy's 30th anniversary approaches, Nintendo's classic handheld has never been cooler. If you want to make a statement about your love for all things...

    • Guides
    • Deals
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Game Boy 30th
  • Random Reggie's Most Touching Retirement Gift Was A Custom-Made Satoru Iwata amiibo

    Heartwarming stuff

    Throughout the week, the now former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé has been sharing all of the lovely retirement gifts he's received so far. In his latest tweet, he posted a photo of his "most touching" present of all, given to him by David Young, assistant manager of PR at Nintendo of America. It's a Satoru...

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    • Nintendo
    • amiibo
    • Mii
  • Review Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission - A Shallow But Satisfying Arcade-Style Card Battler

    Card-carrying heroes

    By now there have been so many Dragon Ball games that they’ve practically ticked off every genre there is. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to know that this isn’t the first time Goku and co. have taken their war of fisticuffs to the world of card-based battles. The franchise has one of the most successful TCG...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 20th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Well, what another busy week we've had. Joker finally arrived in Smash Bros. Ultimate, Capcom announced a new plug-and-play arcade stick, and Reggie has been stealing all of the headlines with his retirement, but now it's time to sit back, relax, and talk about which games we'll b

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Random Here's The Evolution Of The Yoshi Series Over Nearly 30 Years

    To celebrate his newest game

    The recent release of Yoshi's Crafted World on the Switch has encouraged Nintendo of America to take a trip down memory lane. To celebrate nearly 30 years of Mario's green-coloured companion, a lovely timeline graphic has been uploaded to Twitter, showing off the character's entire history. Nintendo also threw in a fun...

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    • Nintendo
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  • Feature Our Favourite Memories Of The Original Game Boy

    Nostalgia for Nintendo’s most humble of handhelds

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. As the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy’s Japanese debut approached, we here at Nintendo Life Towers were thinking a lot about the...

    • Features
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Game Boy 30th
  • News Limited Run Games Teases Lumines Remastered Physical Release

    More details next week

    Last June, the rhythm-based puzzle game Lumines Remastered was released on the Switch eShop. We said it was a premier puzzle experience and awarded it nine out of ten stars. The Switch version ended up becoming the best-selling version of the game, too. If you've had this one on your wishlist for a while now, you might want...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Limited Run Games

Friday19th Apr 2019

  • News Nintendo Removes Inappropriate Custom Stages From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Well, most of them...

    One of the best features in Version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Stage Builder mode. It allows users to create and then share their own custom stages online. Of course, shortly after the update went live yesterday, a small minority of players began uploading a variety of lewd levels. Nintendo has now reportedly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News WayForward And Arc System Works Announce River City Girls

    Joining forces to work on a classic IP

    Earlier this month, a game rating was spotted for a new title called River City Girls. It has now been officially confirmed the independent game development studio WayForward (responsible for Shantae) and Arc System Works (known for game series like BlazBlue and Guilty Gear) will be collaborating on this brand...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • River City
  • News Fans Are Already Remaking Our Favourite Smash Bros. Minigame In Ultimate, 'Smashketball'

    Fancy joining in?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Builder mode has already thrown up some pretty interesting results; we've already seen players misuse the service entirely, but now it's the turn of the nicer, fun-loving side of the creative community to take their turn in the spotlight. A fan-made minigame popularised through previous editions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Random Switch Box Art Download Warning Receives A Makeover

    That's much better

    The digital age has had a huge impact on all forms of entertainment. Although physical video games are still around, you're often required to download or at least install the rest of the game when you get home. Some publishers even release games in-store but don't actually include a game card or disc inside the plastic case. As a...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random This Monster Catching RPG For PC Looks Exactly Like Pokémon

    Move aside Game Freak

    The publisher Dangen Entertainment is teaming up with developer Picorinne Soft to release Disc Creatures on the PC. The name might not remind you of anything in particular, but every other aspect of this game appears to be inspired by Game Freak's earlier Pokémon titles on the Game Boy, right down to its looks. The official...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
  • News Remake Of Stylish Cel-Shaded Shooter XIII Coming To Switch This November

    Nobody was expecting this

    In 2003, Ubisoft released the cel-shaded first-person shooter XIII (pronounced thirteen) on the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. Now, a remake of this unique-looking game is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year on 13th November. For those who haven't played it before, it's loosely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature How R-Type Was De-Made For The Game Boy, Before Demakes Were A Thing

    "It was thought it would be impossible to convert it to the Game Boy"

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. The concept of 'de-making' a game is one that most modern players will be familiar with; you take a recent title,...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Interviews
    • Game Boy
    • Game Boy 30th
  • Review Warhammer Age Of Sigmar: Champions - Who Needs Hearthstone?

    Cards against inhumanity

    While Hearthstone and Magic: The Gathering – arguably two of the biggest names in digital CCGs (collectable card games) – continue to pass Nintendo Switch by, the genre's growth in the mobile market has seen plenty of other alternatives see the potential of making the jump to Ninty's hybrid hardware. British studio...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Warhammer
  • News Nintendo Shares Soar After Word Spreads Tencent Will Distribute The Switch In China

    Expanding its market reach

    Yesterday, a report from The Wall Street Journal revealed Nintendo had submitted an official request to the Chinese government to sell the Switch within the country. Part of this request was a partnership with Tencent Holdings - one of China's biggest tech and gaming companies. In the latest update, Tencent has now been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
  • News Sega Ages Virtua Racing Speeds Onto The Japanese eShop Next Week

    No release date yet for regions outside of Japan

    About the only problem with Sega's retro line of games on the Switch eShop is how it seems to take ages to localise each one. At the start of the year, Yosuke Okunari - one of the talents behind the revival of these classic games - said the team was aiming to roll out at least one title per month...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sega Ages
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bureaucratic Blunder Means Russian Smash Bros. Team Misses Euro Tournament

    Visas weren’t issued in time due to public holidays

    There will be a one team less at the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate European Smash Ball Team Cup — and it’s just because of a paperwork. Nintendo of Europe has announced that, due to “visa issues”, Ye Old Guard team from Russia will stay at home during the Amsterdam finals on June...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Russia
  • Reminder Overcooked 2's Campfire Cook Off DLC Is Now Available

    Wilder than ever before

    The Campfire Cook Off DLC for Overcooked 2 is now available on the Nintendo Switch for £4.49 / €4.99 / $5.99. Alternatively, you can pick up a season pass for £14.99 / €18.99 / $18.99, which will give you access to all of the extra content released in 2019. If you missed the original announcement, the latest DLC sends...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's UK & Ireland Championship Finals Take Place This Weekend

    Watch the whole thing live

    If you're a fan of the Super Smash Bros. competitive scene, or if you're interested in seeing what it's all about, you may well want to clear some space in your schedule this weekend to watch the UK & Ireland Smash Ultimate finals. After months of practice and heated competition, the UK & Ireland representatives...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • UK

Thursday18th Apr 2019

  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Stage Builder Is Already Home To Some Inappropriate Content

    Because of course it is

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 3.0 has only been live for a matter of hours, but players are already misusing one of the update's biggest features. The Stage Builder, which returns to the series after initially being left out of Ultimate, allows players to create their own custom stages and share them with the world...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Full Patch Notes And All Fighter Adjustments In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 3.0

    Here's everything that has changed

    As you'll no doubt be aware by now, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has now been updated to Version 3.0. If you managed to update your game despite Nintendo's servers buckling under the pressure (things should be fine now), you'll notice a few new additions. You probably already know about Stage Builder coming back and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Here's The Full Lineup For Castlevania Anniversary Collection On Switch

    Fangs for the memories

    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. Thanks to the PlayStation blog (of all places!), we now know which classic Castlevania games will be included on the collection. The collection includes the following...

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

    Thunder Force III! Super Fantasy Zone! Aleste! Mickey Mouse!

    Update: Sega has confirmed the next 10 games for the upcoming Genesis / Mega Drive Mini in the west. They are: Earthworm Jim Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck Contra: Hard Corps

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Mega Drive Mini
  • Review Cuphead - The Xbox Masterpiece Becomes An Essential Purchase On Switch

    It’s a mug’s game

    It’s a well-known fact that teamwork makes a dream work. Console wars are all well and good, but when great games are made available on multiple systems, the ultimate winner is the player. The recent love-in we’ve been seeing between Nintendo and Microsoft started a while back when Minecraft was released on Nintendo...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Cuphead
  • Rumour Did Reggie Just Give Us Our First Glimpse At A New Retro Studios Project?

    VR? Robots? What?

    Hold on to your Diddy Kong Nintendo hats, folks. It's Retro Studios speculation time! Early this morning, we shared with you a tweet from ex-Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé. The tweet gave us a look at some of his retirement gifts, which included a Virtual Boy, a lovely notebook, and a giant plastic bottom (yeah,...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo
    • Retro Studios
    • Reggie
  • Reminder You Can Now Play As Joker In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Version 3.0 has arrived!

    Update: Nintendo's servers appear to be experiencing some technical difficulties. After months of rumours, speculation and teasers, Version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has finally arrived. What does this mean? Most of all it means you can play as Joker from Persona 5 if you've purchased the first Challenger Pack or...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Rumour Switch Lite To Retain Docking Ability, Nintendo Still 'Experimenting' With More Powerful Model

    Cheaper model expected to arrive this fall

    Not very long ago, we reported on the rumour that Nintendo is working on not one but two new Switch models – a 'Lite' version apparently aimed at the younger end of the market and a 'Pro' edition with enhanced features. Now, Japanese business journal Nikkei has offered up some more nuggets of info...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • News The First Of Konami's Anniversary Collections Lands On Switch Today

    Eight games in one tasty bundle

    Just last month, we shared the news that Konami plans to launch a series of Anniversary Collection releases on Nintendo Switch. The first of these collections arrives today, so let's remind ourselves what we can expect to find, shall we? This first bundle comes to the eShop under the title 'Arcade Classics...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Konami
  • Review Katana ZERO - A Razor-Sharp Action Platformer That Everyone Should Play

    A much-needed shot in the arm for sidescrollers

    The '80s was a decade that modern media seems to be overly enamoured with, to the point that it becomes almost tiresome to see yet another game or movie that makes its '80s influence a big selling point. Often, these works merely pander to nostalgia, going after the low-hanging fruit in an effort to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Katana Zero
  • Video Here's The Mortal Kombat 11 Gameplay Reveal For Nintendo Switch

    Cutting it fine

    For months now, Switch owners have been begging NetherRealm Studios to share some proper footage of Mortal Kombat 11 running on Nintendo's hybrid device. Last week, we got a measly three-second look at the game up and running on this platform and now a slightly more substantial clip has been uploaded to YouTube the week before the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • Random The Switch Won't Let You Download More Than 64 Games In One Go, Apparently

    Well, there go our weekend plans...

    Unless you happen to be some kind of big shot with more money lying around than a ten-year-old Animal Crossing save file, you've probably never realised that the Switch actually has a limit on how many games can be downloaded at the same time. Apparently, if you try to download more than 64 games at any one time,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Random
  • Rumour Nintendo Has Reportedly Axed Its Quality Of Life Department

    Sleep monitoring device also cancelled

    Nintendo's 'Quality of Life' initiative has been dragging on for years now. Last June, there were suggestions the project was dead, after a dramatic fall in the company's share price. Nintendo's hardware partner Panasonic also reportedly bailed on the project and the last official announcement about 'QoL'...

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    • Nintendo
    • Quality of Life
    • QoL
  • Nintendo Download 18th April (North America)

    Cuphead, Mortal Kombat 11 and Katana ZERO!

    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 Retail: Mortal Kombat 11 (Warner Bros, Mon...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Shadows Of Adam Is A Modern Take On SNES-Era JRPGs, And It's Coming To Switch Next Month

    With all DLC included

    CIRCLE Entertainment and Something Classic Games have revealed that Shadows of Adam will be bringing its stylish take on the JRPG formula to Switch early next month. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 3rd May. The game features multiple playable characters, fast-paced battles, SNES-style graphics, a soundtrack made up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Nintendo Download 18th April (Europe)

    Final Fantasy X/X-2! Cuphead! My Time at Portia!

    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: FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Random Reggie Shows Off More Of His Retirement Gifts On Twitter

    He even got a Virtual Boy

    Reggie Fils-Aimé has now officially left the building. After many years of "kickin' ass", "takin' names" and "makin' games", he's finally retired from his role as the president at Nintendo of America. On the plus side, he's decided to open a Twitter account and is already bombarding his followers with lots of interesting...

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    • Nintendo
  • News Katana Zero Is Devolver Digital's Most Pre-Ordered Switch Game So Far

    Serious demand

    Although the Switch version of Kantana Zero was refused classification in Australia and New Zealand yesterday, it's unlikely to impact the overall sales of the game elsewhere. In fact, the game's already done incredibly well in terms of pre-orders. According to the game's publisher Devolver Digital, Katana Zero has quickly become the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature What Developers Really Think About The Nintendo Game Boy

    "It was literally a game changer"

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. The Game Boy turned 30 at the weekend, marking three wonderful decades of portable brilliance. Released in 1989, this monochrome marvel is arguably one...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Interviews
    • Game Boy
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  • News Nintendo Appears To Be Making Positive Steps Towards Breaking Into The Chinese Market

    A potentially lucrative plan

    The Chinese video game market has been considered to be something of a potential gold mine for a while now; there's a huge audience of gaming fans residing in the country and, as of yet, no major console manufacturer has really asserted any kind of dominance there. As Nintendo has explained in the past, though, breaking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • Tencent
  • News After More Than Two Years Of Waiting, Anti-Grav Racer Redout Finally Gets A Switch Release Date

    Worth the wait?

    Developer 34BigThings has announced that Redout, a game first announced for Nintendo Switch before the console was even on sale, will finally launch on the platform on 14th May. Back in January 2017, Nicalis revealed that it would be bringing the futuristic racer to Switch that spring, around the time of the console's launch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Cricket 19 Secures May Release Date On Switch

    The official game of the Ashes

    Big Ant Studios has revealed that Cricket 19 will be bowling its way to victory on a Switch near you next month. The game's release date has now been confirmed as 28th May. Launching just in time for the 2019 Ashes, cricket fans will be able to play along with all the action that will take place throughout England and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Demo For BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! Is Now Available On The Switch eShop

    Try before you buy

    The charming puzzle-platform game BOXBOY! originally started out life on the 3DS eShop in 2015. It then received a sequel in 2017 titled BOXBOXBOY! and in 2018 the final chapter BYE-BYE BOXBOY! was released. A physical compilation was also made available in Japan, along with a Qbby amiibo (the main character in the series). The...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America

Wednesday17th Apr 2019

  • Guide The Best Micro SD Cards For Nintendo Switch

    Give your Switch a much needed storage boost

    If you picked up a Nintendo Switch recently and have downloaded a number of games, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, the console's weakness is storage space, and the fact that there are just so many amazing games to experience. The Switch comes with just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • News Capcom Home Arcade Is A Plug-And-Play Arcade Stick, But Is The Emulation Legit?

    UPDATE: Confusion over licencing of Final Burn Alpha emulator

    Update #2: We’re hearing reports that while the version of Final Burn Alpha emulator that ships with the Capcom Home Arcade stick has been properly licenced, some of the developers currently involved with the software haven’t been contacted. Initially, reports suggested that FBA was...

    • Capcom
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Full Rundown Of Joker's Smash Bros. Ultimate Moveset And Final Smash

    And how to use Arsene

    If you missed the news, Persona 5's Joker is making his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Nintendo Switch today. Frankly, we'd be amazed if you have missed the news because we've been prattling on about it all day (you can check out more Joker content at the bottom of this article) but now it's time to really get stuck...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Joker
  • News Joker Steals The Show In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate This Week

    Releasing alongside Version 3.0

    Following on from the render spotted within the source code on the European Nintendo website, Nintendo has now revealed Version 3.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will arrive in the US today on 17th April and tomorrow in the UK on 18th April. Alongside this update is the release of Joker, the first paid DLC fighter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Joker
  • Feature The Konami Hyperboy Is A Dumb But Loveable Throwback To A Bygone Era

    Turns your Game Boy into an arcade machine! Kinda!

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Whenever a new piece of gaming hardware is successful, it naturally attracts a lot of attention – both in terms of games (because...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • Konami
    • Game Boy 30th
  • News This Is Joker's Full Render For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Best Buy wasn't joking

    Update: It's now been confirmed Joker and version 3.0 of Ultimate will be released on 17th/18th April. Click here to find out more. Remember when a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate render of Joker appeared on the Best Buy website at the end of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Joker
  • News Bowser Begins His First Day On The Job As The President At Nintendo Of America

    Bow down before your king...err, president

    It's a new era at Nintendo of America. Reggie has left the building and the appropriately-named Doug Bowser is now officially at the helm as the president. To celebrate his first day in this role, @thetruebowser shared a photo of his new office on Twitter. We're not entirely sure what's going on, though,...

    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • Bowser
    • Doug Bowser
  • Gallery All Of Joker's Smash Ultimate Alternate Costumes, Kirby Hat And Mii Outfits

    Stealing the show

    The day is finally here, folks! Joker is arriving in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character today. A star of Persona 5, Joker is arguably one of the flashiest fighters on the Smash scene. We're completely down for the red and black theme presented in his main costume and stage, but there are plenty more costumes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Joker
    • Gallery
  • News Warframe Gets A Huge Graphical Overhaul In The Plains of Eidolon Remaster Update

    And it's free!

    Warframe has now received its new Plains of Eidolon Remaster update, renewing the open-world in-game location with a pretty mighty graphical overhaul. The update is said to deliver "dynamic lighting, textures and atmosphere, resurfaced terrain for better K-Drive Hoverboard action, and introduces conservation and a new Grineer menace,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Here's A Closer Look At Joker's Mementos Stage In Smash Ultimate, All 11 Music Tracks Listed

    Change colours with the music

    One of the more interesting parts of today's full Joker reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, in our eyes at least, was his stage. Called Mementos, this new stage has a few tricks up its sleeve and is arguably one of the most eye-catching designs in the game. So, let's take a look shall we? In Joker's reveal video, it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Joker
    • DLC
  • Random Check Out The Retirement Gift Geoff Keighley Gave Reggie Fils-Aimé

    Nintendo's one and only "big man"

    Reggie appears to have received a rather impressive gift from his good friend Geoff Keighley - the host and creator of the Video Game Awards. Geoff worked with the wonderful artist Sam Spratt on the above painting to commemorate Reggie's retirement. This was what Reggie had to say about the special painting: One...

    • Random
    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
  • News Katana Zero Refused Classification In Australia And New Zealand

    No issues outside of this region

    Katana Zero is due out worldwide in less than two days and the Switch release has just been banned in Australia and New Zealand. The indie game's publisher Devolver Digital revealed this over on its official Twitter account earlier today. "Heads up to folks in Australia / New Zealand - Katana ZERO has a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
  • News Saints Row: The Third Gets New Switch Trailer And Fancy Physical Deluxe Pack

    "Super excellent!"

    Note: This trailer contains a small amount of bad language. A brand new trailer for the upcoming Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package has just been released, coming alongside the announcement of the game's Deluxe Pack which is available to pre-order from GAME starting today. The game is set to launch on 10th M

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Live-Action Minecraft Movie Is Due Out In 2022

    It's going to be a blockbuster

    In case you forgot, a live-action Minecraft movie is on the way. It was actually confirmed by the game's creator Markus "Notch" Persson back in 2014 and has since experienced multiple delays. In an official update on the Minecraft website, it's now been revealed the movie will arrive on 4th March 2022. To be precise,...

    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
    • Warner Bros
    • Movie
  • Feature The Handheld Rivals Which Tried And Failed To Beat The Game Boy

    A Game (Boy) of Thrones

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 this Sunday, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Context, they say, is for kings, and history can easily be misunderstood if we gloss over the specifics of how things relate to the time they're from. It’s...

    • Features
    • Game Boy 30th
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
  • News This Switch Case Aims To Protect Your Console And Store Games For Portable Play

    And you can use it while docked, too

    There are a surprising number of Switch cases and accessories available on the market, all offering slightly different ways to look after your pride and joy, and the latest to hit stores is this Protective Shell Case from gaming accessory maker, Venom. The case aims to keep the Switch and both Joy-Con...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Samurai Shodown V Special Is Your Next Switch Retro Fix From Hamster

    Available tomorrow

    Hamster has revealed that Samurai Shodown V Special is fighting its way to Switch incredibly soon. So soon, in fact, that you'll be able to get your hands on it tomorrow, 18th April. The ninth entry in SNK's Samurai Shodown/Samurai Spirits series of fighting games, Samurai Shodown V Special is an upgraded version of the original...

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    • Neo Geo
    • Retro
  • Japanese Charts Nintendo Labo VR Constructs A Second Place Debut

    Beating Final Fantasy

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 8th - 14th April, revealing that Nintendo Labo VR has managed to enter the charts in second place in its opening week. The game managed to sell more units that this week's other big Switch release, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, with Famitsu's estimates reporting a total of 26,634 sales...

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Pichu, Isabelle And Pokémon Trainer amiibo Arrive In North America This July

    Collect 'em all

    If you're still collecting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo and happen to be located in North America, you'll be interested to hear Pichu, Isabelle and Pokémon Trainer will be arriving on 26th July. This announcement was made over on the Nintendo of America Twitter account: New Super Smash Bros. series #amiibo are on the way!...

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  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Celebrates All Things Castlevania This Weekend

    'Castlevania: Spirit Nocturne'

    We may well have finally been given a release date for Joker's arrival in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as the lovely sounding Version 3.0 update, but the excitement doesn't end there. Nintendo has also revealed details for the next Spirit Board event. This time, Smash is celebrating all things Castlevania, with...

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    • Nintendo
  • Review The Padre - A Clunky But Scary Survival Horror Offering

    Daddy issues

    If there's one genre that truly feels at home in the interactive world of videogames, its horror. Reading a spooky tale from Edgar Allen Poe or sitting down to watch something from the ingenious mind of Jordan Peele might get your senses on edge, but feeling intrinsically part of that terror is something else entirely. It's a unique...

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    • The Padre
  • News Europe Will Get The Pichu, Isabelle And Pokémon Trainer amiibo Before North America

    All dates now confirmed

    Alongside the Joker and Version 3.0 shenanigans earlier today was the announcement of the next wave of amiibo, all from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate series. The effortlessly cool Pokémon Trainer will be joining the effortlessly adorable Pichu and Isabelle for a new batch of figures releasing this summer. Originally, we...

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  • News The Second Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes DLC Is Launching Earlier Than Planned

    Get it tomorrow!

    Grasshopper Manufacture has revealed that the second batch of DLC for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will be available from tomorrow, arriving earlier than expected. Originally, this DLC was scheduled to arrive on 30th April, but we definitely aren't complaining. This new content arrives under the name 'Bubblegum Fatale' and

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  • News Explore And Save An Underwater World In Koral, A New Puzzler Coming To Switch

    Developed entirely at sea

    A brand new puzzle game is on the way to Switch next month called Koral, allowing players to explore a "beautiful" underwater world. A release date of 16th May has been confirmed. To be a little more clear, the player's goal is actually to bring life back to coral reefs underwater. You'll need to solve puzzles to heal the...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Switch eShop

Tuesday16th Apr 2019

  • News Nintendo Switch System Update 8.0.0 Is Now Live

    New and improved

    Nintendo has rolled out a new system update and for once it's not just stability improvements to enhance the overall user experience. There's also an update for the Joy-Con controllers. Version 8.0.0 allows you to sort the order of your software in the All Software menu, transfer your save data for individual games from one system...

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  • News Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Technical Director Reveals More About The Labo VR Update

    More screenshots, too

    Nintendo has shared some new screenshots and more information about the upcoming Labo VR update for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in a blog post on its official Japanese website. Apart from the new in-game screens (see above and below), the latest post by the game's Technical Director Takuhiro Dohta explains how this...

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    • Updates
    • Zelda
    • Labo
    • VR
  • Review My Time At Portia - An Engaging Life Sim That Will Eat Up Your Spare Time

    Take a load on

    The life sim genre is fairly under-represented on Switch. We’re still eagerly awaiting the arrival of Animal Crossing, and the only Harvest Moon game on the system is a half-hearted affair that doesn’t really do the old Marvelous-developed games justice. At the moment, the only real heavyweight available is Stardew Valley, but...

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    • My Time at Portia
  • News SNK Is Making New Neo Geo Hardware, As Well As A New Metal Slug

    Neo Geo '2 and 3' on the way, apparently

    SNK is making a new version of its legendary Neo Geo system, it has been revealed. The announcement came from SNK Corporation chairman Ge Zhihui, who also revealed that a new Metal Slug title is in development for the new console, as well as other systems. The news came during an investor relations press...

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  • Random Amazon Accidentally Sends Customer An Entire Box Of Ken amiibo Figures

    Lucky, or unlucky?

    A number of us here at Nintendo Life have ever-growing amiibo collections that fill us with far too much joy, and some of us have definitely overdone it with the odd purchase here and there, but we've never had a moment quite like this. Twitter user, @AWDtwit, has shared the moment they received a whopping ten copies of the same...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
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  • News Dawn Of Survivors Is An Intriguing Online-Based Zombie Survival Switch Game, And It's Only $2

    A potential bargain

    Releasing in just two days' time on Nintendo Switch is Dawn of Survivors, an online-based zombie survival game that could turn out to be something of a steal thanks to its low price point. The game is a survival of the fittest, with each player scavenging for resources in the wastelands of a zombie apocalypse. From decaying...

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    • Switch eShop
  • News Switch Exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Secures A July Release Date

    Switch players, assemble!

    Nintendo Switch exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has just received a confirmed release date. You'll be able to get your hands on it from 19th July. The game was initially revealed at The Game Awards back in December and will have players assembling their ultimate team of Marvel superheroes from a huge...

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  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Packs Up His Office And Reflects On The Good Times At Nintendo

    The Master Sword stayed behind for the next hero

    Earlier on, the former Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé set up a Twitter account. He's already putting it to good use by sharing some photos of himself packing up his office. Here's everything he has posted so far: Reggie starts by showing us his E3 2004 pass where he announced to...

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  • Random This GameCube Logo Storage Unit Is One Of The Best Things We've Ever Seen

    Yes please

    If you're spending your valuable time reading this site, you're probably pretty keen on those video game thingies. And if you like games, you probably have a collection of cartridges, discs and consoles lining various shelves or cabinets in your home. What you (almost) certainly don't have, though, is this amazing GameCube logo storage...

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  • News The Legend Of Zelda Champions amiibo And Wolf Link Are Back In Stock At Nintendo's UK Store

    Pick up some rare figures

    If you're working on a healthy collection of amiibo figures, or even if you're just a super Legend of Zelda fan, you'll be pleased to know that both Wolf Link and the Champions amiibo set are now back in stock at the Nintendo Official UK store (at the time of writing, at least). These particular figures aren't the easiest...

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    • UK
  • News A Spiritual Successor To 1080° Snowboarding Might Be In The Pipeline

    We'll take ten...eighty

    Back during the Nintendo 64 generation, Nintendo EAD released Wave Race 64 and then followed it up a few years later with the extreme sports title 1080° Snowboarding. A second installment called 1080° Avalanche (developed by NST) was then published for the GameCube in 2003. Since then, Nintendo’s done pretty much nothing...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • N64
  • UK Charts Nintendo Labo VR Fails To Enter Top 40, Yoshi Slips Down To Fifth Place

    Neither VR Kit made the cut

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 13th April, revealing that both of the two Nintendo Labo VR Kit releases have failed to make it into the top 40. Nintendo's other recent major release, Yoshi's Crafted World, has slipped down to fifth place this week, while Tom Clancy's The Division 2 remains at the top, seeing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Random Mario And Friends Cause Metrolink Mayhem In Manchester

    Hilarity ensues

    We can only imagine what Mancunians such as Liam Gallagher or Professor Brian Cox might have thought after the mayhem caused in Manchester, UK the other day by Mario and friends. These mischievous cosplayers renamed many of the city centre's tram stops with a video game twist. Let's take a look at some of their antics: Of...

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    • UK
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  • News Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations Brings Tactical Shooter Gameplay To Switch Next Week

    Adapted especially for Switch

    Beyond Enemy Lines: Covert Operations is firing onto Nintendo Switch on 23rd April, it has been confirmed. That means we have just one week to go to check it out for ourselves. We first mentioned this one just a couple of months ago, with its tactical twist on the shooter genre leaving us feeling rather intrigued. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Review Shadow Blade: Reload - Fast-Paced Ninja Action, But There Are Better Versions Elsewhere

    The quick and the dead

    Shadow Blade: Reload has no time for the weak or the slow. It’s an action-platformer that demands you move at lightning speed, leaping from platforms, collecting items and dealing out ninja-themed death like a cracked whip. There’s a clock ticking away at the top of the screen, urging you to run faster, bounce off walls...

    • Reviews
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    • Shadow Blade Reload
  • News New GRID Autosport Trailer Shows Off Its 'Freedom Of Control'

    Different ways to play

    A new trailer has been released for the upcoming GRID Autosport on Nintendo Switch, showing off the multiple ways players will be able to enjoy the new racer. As you can see for yourself, there are plenty of different options for you to choose from. Whether you're a fan of traditional racer controls, motion steering, or...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Natsume Announces Indie Partner Program, Cosmic Defenders Revealed As First Game

    Working alongside indie devs

    Natsume, the publisher behind franchises such as Harvest Moon and Reel Fishing, has today announced the creation of the 'Natsume Indie Program', an initiative which "partners the company with independent developers around the world to introduce creative, innovative games to a wider audience". Further details - such as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Natsume
  • News Trials Rising's First Expansion Lets You Cruise And Crash Down America's Route 66

    Available today

    Today, Ubisoft has released 'Trials Rising Sixty-Six', the first expansion for the latest entry to the series which launched on Switch in February. This new expansion allows players to ride along the most legendary road in the United States: Route 66. You'll be performing your usual backflips and racing to the finish line, but this...

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • News Sunnyside Brings Action-Shooter Towaga 2 To The Nintendo Switch This Summer

    A sequel to the mobile sensation

    Sunnyside Games has announced it is releasing a sequel to its Android and iOS hit Towaga on the Nintendo eShop this summer - with the assistance of Forever Entertainment and TA Publishing. Towaga 2 is described as an action-shooter where the fate of your tribe lies sorely in your hands. Using your focus, accuracy...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Iron Snout Brings "Fast-Paced Bacon-Flavoured Combat" To Switch This Week

    A button-mashing beat 'em up

    SnoutUp Games and Ratalaika Games have revealed that Iron Snout will be fighting its way to Nintendo Switch later this week. One of very few games said to offer "fast-paced bacon-flavoured combat", Iron Snout has you taking on the role of a porky protagonist who isn't afraid to deal some damage to his pesky enemies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Monday15th Apr 2019

  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Opens His Own Official Twitter Account After Retiring As Nintendo Boss

    Go on, give him a follow

    Well, we weren't expecting this one. Reggie Fils-Aimé has opened his very own Twitter account, entering the world of social media for the first time as he leaves the role of Nintendo of America President behind. Yes, if you've somehow missed the news, the beloved Regginator has stepped down from his role at Nintendo today,...

    • Reggie
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  • News Celebrate The Game Boy's 30th By Putting Your Raspberry Pi Inside This Awesome Case

    Why wait for Nintendo to release the Game Boy Classic Edition?

    The art of retro gaming emulation is still frowned upon by many, but there's no denying that the growing number of players who forgo original hardware for the convenience of all-in-one solutions, such as the Raspberry Pi system. This pocket-sized computer can be loaded up with emulators...

    • Game Boy
    • Hardware
    • Retro
    • Emulation
  • Reminder Reggie Fils-Aimé Retires As Nintendo Of America President Today

    All the best, Reggie!

    Back in February, Reggie Fils-Aimé announced that he would be stepping down from his role as Nintendo of America President on 15th April. Time has raced by since then, as it so often does, and we've now reached that very day. The first time we, as Nintendo fans, saw Reggie walk out onto the stage was during E3 2004. “My...

    • Nintendo
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    • Business
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Mario Tennis Aces Version 3.0 Adds New Opening Movie, Ring Shot Mode And More

    Including a special Yoshi variant

    Mario Tennis Aces has received a brand new update taking it to Version 3.0. As well as the usual character balance tweaks, this update brings some decent new content to the court. First of all, a new intro movie has been released featuring Wario and Waluigi. The dastardly pair are seen exploring a mine when they...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Updates
  • News Dragon's Dogma And Travis Strikes Again Combine For Crossover Goodies On Switch

    For fans of both games

    A new presentation focusing on Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes has revealed a couple of crossover events which will combine the No More Heroes spin-off with the upcoming Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen on Switch. First up, a t-shirt featuring the Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen logo will soon be appearing in Travis Strikes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News My Time At Portia Will Receive An Early Switch Patch To Improve Poor Loading Times

    Update: Patch now live

    Update: We have received confirmation from My Time at Portia's publisher, Team17, that the patch is now live on Switch. This means that you'll be able to update your game from day one. Original Article: My Time at Portia is launching on Nintendo Switch tomorrow, bringing Pathea Games' much-loved crafting sim to a whole new...

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  • News Animal Crossing Is Now 18 Years Old

    Tortimer would be proud

    As the Game Boy prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary, Nintendo’s beloved Animal Crossing series has just reached the 18-year mark of its existence (well, yesterday it did – we're 24 hours late). Sure, it might not be quite as significant, but it's still worth reminding everyone just how much it has grown over the...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo
  • News Looks Like There's A New LEGO Star Wars Game On The Way

    And it all sounds rather exciting

    Fans of animated plastic bricks and intergalactic battles, rejoice! It would appear that a brand new LEGO Star Wars video game is in the works. This weekend played host to Star Wars Celebration - which you can likely guess is a fan gathering that celebrates all things Star Wars - and during the event, Skywalker...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO
    • Star Wars
  • Random This Fan-Made LEGO GameCube Stores Nintendo Switch Game Cartridges

    A literal game cube

    There are plenty of ways to store your favourite Switch games - whether that be with official merch, just in their boxes, or even in an old Game Boy cartridge case - but here's a particularly creative solution. Reddit user, squid5

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    • Nintendo
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  • News Masquerada: Songs And Shadows Casts A Tactical RPG Spell On Switch Next Month

    With "a vibrant, hand-drawn art style"

    Ysbryd Games and Witching Hour Studios have today announced that Masquerada: Songs and Shadows will launch on Nintendo Switch next month. You'll be able to pick it up for yourself on 9th May. We first heard about this one coming to Switch way back in August 2017, when the PS4 launch for the game came alongside

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Cel Damage HD - A Flawed Cult Classic That Only Comes Alive When Played With Friends

    Soft Cel

    When it comes to causing carnage and unleashing violence, few things fit the bill as well as vehicular combat. From the heyday of Destruction Derby to the headline-baiting prime of Carmageddon, using a car to smash your friends/foes to bits is so satisfying it’s almost primal. Hell, there was even a Star Wars game back on PlayStation...

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    • Cel Damage HD
  • Video Nintendo Shares Ten Minutes Of Juicy SteamWorld Quest Gameplay

    10 days until launch!

    Image & Form's latest project SteamWorld Quest is just ten days away from release on Nintendo Switch. If you're as excited as we are, you'll likely want to check out this lovely new video from Nintendo Minute. Featuring around ten minutes of gameplay footage in total, the video takes us through how the game's deck building...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • News New Yo-Kai Watch 4 Characters, Explorable World And More Revealed

    Launches in Japan this June

    Yo-kai Watch 4 will be launching in Japan in just under two months' time and, while we still haven't heard any news of a western release just yet, Level-5 has shared some new information about the game. First up is 'Yo-makai', the fourth world that you'll be able to explore and home to the Yo-kai. This world was first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases