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  • News Uncensored Version Of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Becomes Best-Selling Wii U Game On Amazon Japan

    Who needs the Switch release?

    Nintendo fans located in Japan are seemingly refusing to accept the censored version of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. This follows on from news earlier this week – when it was discovered the upcoming worldwide re-release on Switch would be

    • Wii U
    • Tokyo Mirage Sessions
    • Amazon
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature The Hall Of Shame – Games Or Series We Never Got Around To Playing

    Personal confessions from Team NL

    It’s a perennial problem for gaming enthusiasts, young or old: how can I play all the video games? With so many across all the systems, it’s nigh-on impossible to play them all and there’ll always be revered classics or entire series that pass you by completely simply because you never owned a particular...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Zelda
    • Animal Crossing
    • Minecraft
  • News After Losing His Keys, Luigi Is Finally Ready To Race In Mario Kart Tour This Halloween

    The next event is creeping closer

    When Nintendo launched Mario Kart Tour on mobile devices in September, one character missing from the initial roster was Luigi. After making headlines a number of years ago for his "death stare" in Mario Kart 8, the famous brother is now being added to the newest entry as a part of

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 19th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are once again, safely in the loving embrace of another weekend. This week saw all sorts of censorship shenanigans and even a cheeky new game for the Wii U, but now we can sit down, relax, and enjoy some game time. As ever, Team Nintendo Life has gathered to discuss our weekend plans and we'd love for...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Epic Improves Fortnite's Audio With New "3D Headphones" Option

    A better sense of sound above, below and behind

    If you've got some sweet high-quality headphones on-hand and happen to play the online battle royale game Fortnite on a regular basis, you might be interested to hear Epic Games has added in a new option that makes it easier to detect which direction you're about to be attacked from. Alongside the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
  • Random Nintendo's Customer Support Twitter Account Reminds Us Not To Sit On The Switch

    It could damage the system!

    The Switch might be a technical wonder – allowing users to game on the go, or on the couch – but if you don't put it away safely when you're done playing bad things could happen. Nintendo's customer support Twitter account for Japan recently issued an amusing but serious warning – reminding Switch owners not to...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News Yang Jian Joins The Battle In Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate

    Due out early next year

    As revealed in August, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force are releasing Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate on 14th February 2020 as a standalone title and special 'Upgrade pack' for anyone who already owns the base game. To help build excitement, the publisher and developer have now revealed a new playable character and some "dramatic" plot...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Overwatch On Switch "Works" But It's Far From Perfect, According To Digital Foundry

    "it's a less successful Switch project"

    Earlier this week, another game you might have never expected to see on the Nintendo Switch was released. Yes, we're talking about Overwatch Legendary Edition. So, how does it compare in the technical department to existing versions? Digital Foundry has now taken a look. This conversion was handled by Iron...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Digital Foundry
  • News Ring Fit Adventure Version 1.1.0 Adds New Online Features

    Rankings, records and more

    Nintendo's latest game Ring Fit Adventure is now available on the Switch and according to a poll we ran yesterday, a sizable chunk of you here on Nintendo Life have shown interest in trying out this fun new experience. For anyone who has already picked up a copy of the game, you'll be pleased to hear Version 1.1.0 has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates

YesterdayFri, 18th Oct 2019

  • News Tekken Producer Has Had Enough With Your Smash Bros. Cameo Requests, So Stop Asking

    Says he'll tell Sakurai to ignore you

    Despite Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's character roster being as wildly large as it is, the demand for more and more characters never seems to end. If you find yourself regularly browsing Nintendo-based communities such as this very site, you'll no doubt have come across a number of people expressing their desire...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Tekken
  • News Nintendo Apologises For Tokyo Mirage Sessions Censorship Misinformation, Offers Refunds

    Fans aren't happy

    Update (18th Oct, 13:40 BST): Nintendo has issued an official apology for its failure to thoroughly and accurately provide information on the upcoming Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore. Japanese fans who have pre-purchased the game will be entitled to a refund. In the apology, Nintendo admits that it "did not inform from the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video We've Played Pokémon Sword And Shield On Nintendo Switch And These Are Our Thoughts

    Are they any good?

    After Luigi's Mansion 3, the next major Switch title arriving is Pokémon Sword and Shield in the middle of November. It's expected to be the biggest Pokémon game ever (in more ways than one) – with Dynamaxing, Gigantamaxing, and a brand new region featuring idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News A Witcher 3 Switch Mod Appears To Restore Visual Options Missing From The Retail Game

    Update: Modders overclock for improved frame rates

    Update: In addition to re-enabling post-processing options from the PC version of the game, modders have managed to get the game running at speeds approaching 60fps on overclocked Switch hardware, albeit inconsistently and with a reduced resolution, as seen below in a video by Modern Vintage Gamer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Witcher 3
  • Review Overwatch: Legendary Edition - Hardly The Best Way To Play, But Still Pretty Great

    Nerf this

    Once upon a time, it would’ve been a cold day in hell before we’d see a Blizzard game on a Nintendo console. The traditionally PC-centric company broke its nearly twenty-year hiatus from Nintendo when it released Diablo III last year, and after making that port a reality, tongues got wagging about what else the company could bring over...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
  • Rumour Nvidia's New Tegra X1+ Chip Could Make Switch Performance "Up To 25% Faster"

    Is this the chip we've been waiting for?

    In June, there was a rumour the new Nvidia Shield device – now known as the Nvidia Shield TV Pro – could potentially share the same chipset as the rumoured 'Pro' model Switch. With less than a few weeks to supposedly go until Nvidia's latest product is released, a now-removed Amazon listing has revealed...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nvidia
    • Hardware
    • Tegra
  • Random Here's Why You Should Never Use Google Translate To Localise Your Game

    A comical error in the new Shantae title

    Small typos and translation errors in games usually end up being either annoying or humorous, and this particular mistake falls very much into the latter category. Shantae and the Seven Sirens - which is planned to release on Switch at some point in the future - is now available on iOS. While the...

    • Random
    • Shantae
    • WayForward
  • News Pokémon Center London Closes Entry Queue 9 Hours Early Due To Ridiculously High Demand

    Some arrived as early as 4am

    Today sees the grand opening of London's very own pop up Pokémon Center store. Since it was first revealed we had no doubts that it'd be popular - UK fans have been crying out for something like this for years - but we didn't expect it to be this popular. Westfield London, the shopping centre where the new store is...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
  • News Capcom Looking To "Awaken" Past Franchises After The "Indisputable Successes" Of Resident Evil And Monster Hunter

    Gotta mine those "dormant intellectual properties"

    The critical and commercial success of Monster Hunter World and the Resident Evil 2 remake has convinced Capcom that it is sitting on a potential goldmine of classic titles. In its recent investor report, Capcom states that it plans to revive "dormant" franchises alongside creating new IPs. While...

    • Capcom
    • Business
  • Random This Switch Game Manual Has Controls For The Wrong Platform

    Got a DualShock 4 handy?

    As satisfying as it is to see an instruction manual inside a video game case nowadays, it's no use when it doesn't actually include the controls of the system you're playing on. This is exactly what a Reddit and YouTube user encountered when they picked up a European physical copy of The Ninja Saviors: Return of the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlayStation 4
    • PS4
    • DualShock 4
  • Review Into the Dead 2 - An Overpriced Zombie Shooter That Should Have Stayed Dead

    World War $$$

    Into the Dead 2 is an auto-run zombie survival game which originally launched back in 2017 on iOS and Android as a free-to-play title laden with the usual mobile microtransactions. The aim of proceedings here is to make your way through gauntlet after gauntlet of shambling, braindead zombie attackers as your player character moves...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Into The Dead 2
  • Guide Where To Buy Ring Fit Adventure For Nintendo Switch

    It's time to work up a sweat

    Fitness enthusiasts who enjoyed Wii Fit back in the day will likely be delighted at the reveal of Ring Fit Adventure. The game is a new type of adventure game for Nintendo Switch which uses unique accessories that detect and measure the player’s real-world movements and turn them into in-game actions. The Ring-Con...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guides
    • Features
  • News Did Hideki Kamiya And Ikumi Nakamura Just Tease An Okami Sequel?

    "Okami is going to be back"

    Okami is one of those games that seems to raise a smile on the face of anyone lucky enough to have played it, and it would seem that the series is in line for a revival. Ikumi Nakamura – who made headlines at E3 as a staffer at Tango Gameworks before leaving the company and embarking on a massive world tour of games...

    • Okami
    • Hideki Kamiya
    • Ikumi Nakamura
    • PlatinumGames
  • Poll Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure Is Out Today, Are You Getting It?

    A new type of gaming experience

    Today sees the release of Ring Fit Adventure on Nintendo Switch, and in a similar way to Nintendo Labo before it, this game is offering a unique way to play on your console. As you likely know by now, the 'game' has players exploring an RPG-like setting, running through different areas, grabbing collectables, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
  • News The Switch Has Now Sold More Than 15 Million Units In North America

    Switch Lite boosted the overall sales

    Nintendo has revealed the recent release of the Switch Lite helped increase overall system sales in North America. Combined, the original Switch model and Lite model have now sold over 15 million units in this region. Through September, Switch sales in the US were up by more than 20% year to date. The Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • Guide Pokémon GO 'A Colossal Discovery' - How To Purchase A Premium Ticket And Regigigas Quest Walkthrough

    How to Get Involved in GO’s First Global Paid Event and What’s Happening for Free Players

    Pokémon GO is holding its first global premium event – a paid, ticketed event you can play anywhere in the world that will give you exclusive early and easy access to the legendary Pokémon Regigas and a raft of other perks. Our guide covers everything...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • News Producers Of Pokémon Masters Outline Future Updates After Disappointing Players

    "we would like to provide a more enjoyable experience"

    After issuing an apology last Friday for not living up to community expectations, the producers of Pokémon Masters have now published an outline of the game's future updates. This upcoming schedule is built around four areas of focus: insufficient content, lack of appealing rewards,...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure Launches Today On Nintendo Switch

    "We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve created"

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure, a 3D adventure title based on the hugely popular animated films. The game sees everyone’s favourite - and ever so clumsy - sabre-toothed squirrel, Scrat, set out on a quest through classic Ice Age movie locations to recover...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Puma Launches Its Tetris-Themed Collection

    An iconic crossover

    Shoe and video game crossovers appear to be a thing now. Following on from Nike's Nintendo 64 Air Max tribute, Puma has now launched its previously announced Tetris-themed shoe and apparel line. The PUMA x TETRIS collection includes Puma's "future-retro" RS 9.8 and RS-X sneakers. Both come in daring colours a

    • Tetris
    • Merchandise
  • News Grab An Officially-Licensed Pink Sega Controller And Join The Fight Against Breast Cancer

    Pre-orders go live today

    Retro-Bit has announced a partnership with Sega and Limited Run Games to release a collection of officially-licensed - and bright pink - Sega controllers. A portion of the proceeds will go towards fighting breast cancer. There are four different controllers available - two for the Sega Genesis, and two for the Sega Saturn...

    • Sega
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • News Yooka-Laylee Dev Playtonic Is Open To Making A Mario Kart-Like Racer Or Splatoon-Like Shooter

    "Really, we could work on any kind of game"

    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is out right now on Switch, with the folks over at Playtonic Games doing a cracking job of tickling our nostalgia bone. The game reminds us of Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie and even Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle all mushed into one, and it'

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Playtonic Games
  • News Fight Off Mutated Fruit Monsters In Juicy Realm, A Twin-Stick Shooter Coming To Switch

    With split-screen co-op

    SpaceCan Studio and X.D. Network have revealed that twin-stick shooter Juicy Realm will be launching on Nintendo Switch next month. The game has players shooting their way through bizarre, mutated fruit monsters who appear to be invading the entire planet. The story goes that a meteor struck the Earth and has mutated fruit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday17th Oct 2019

  • News What Year Is It? Nintendo's Wii U Is Getting A New Game Today

    Space Intervention

    Nintendo may well have ditched the poor beast in favour of its shiny new Switch console, but the Wii U is receiving a brand new game today. The game in question is Space Intervention, an action-arcade title from developer VG && IG. The listing on Nintendo's official site has what must be the shortest description for a...

    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
  • News Sword And Shield's Wild Area Is About The Size Of Two Regions In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Says Pokémon Rep

    Which is only part of the game, of course

    Wondering just how 'big' Pokémon Sword and Shield are going to be? Well, here's an interesting little comparison for you. As you may well already know, one of the game's new locations is the 'Wild Area', a vast, open bit of land which connects several towns and features plenty of Pokémon who wander around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Reddit User Claims To Have Received A Switch Lite With Two 'Y' Buttons

    You don't see this every day

    We've all heard of Joy-Con drift and Switch docks being 'bricked' by third-party accessories, but this is definitely a new one. An image supposedly featuring a newly purchased Nintendo Switch Lite has been doing the rounds on Reddit over the last few

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Random
  • Guide Pokémon GO Halloween Event - 2019 Event Info and 'A Spooky Message' Spiritomb Quest Walkthrough

    Event Live! Yamask and Cofagrigus Released into the Wild, Darkrai Raids and Adorable Costumes

    Since release, Pokémon GO has always featured a Halloween event with plenty of ghostly goings on, and 2019’s event may just be the biggest yet. From 17 October until the 1 November you will be able to catch new Gen 5 Pokémon Yamask, battle the new Gen 4...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • News Here's Your First Look Inside London's Shiny New Pokémon Center

    So this is where our money will be going!

    Tomorrow sees the grand opening of London's pop up Pokémon Center store and if you're interested in having a sneak peek before you visit - or even if you live too far away and want to see what you're missing out on - you're in luck. Before the place gets swamped with eager visitors, we've been treated to a...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • UK
  • News Nintendo Reveals Last Month's Top 30 Best-Selling Switch eShop Games (North America)

    September 2019's most popular titles

    Nintendo has shared a list of the top 30 best-selling games on the Nintendo eShop for September 2019. There's no stopping the mighty Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which tops the list this time around, but some of September's biggest releases also made it to the top few positions. This list comes from the Nintendo...

    • Switch eShop
    • North America
  • News This New Switch Case Comes With Console Straps, A Stand And Detachable Joy-Con Covers

    "Our kickstand makes Nintendo jealous"

    A new "all-in-one" case for the Nintendo Switch has appeared on the scene, aiming to protect your console and improve your playtime in equal measure. The new case comes from Manji and is currently generating funds on Indiegogo; the product has already smashed its goal in less than 48 hours and has almost a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Mario Kart Tour Gets An Update, But It's Not The Multiplayer Fans Are Crying Out For

    Badge list, point check feature and more

    If you boot up Mario Kart Tour on your smartphone today, you'll notice that the game has been updated to Version 1.1.0. The update brings with it a few new features and fixes "minor issues", but hasn't yet added multiplayer racing. Perhaps the most exciting addition that has arrived is the new badge list. If...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • Nintendo Download 17th October (North America)

    Digimon! Return of the Obra Dinn! A Hat in Time!

    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: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Nintendo Download 17th October (Europe)

    Witcher 3! Baldur's Gate! Little Town Hero!

    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: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt —...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News A Hat In Time Nyakuza Metro DLC "Coming Soon" To Nintendo Switch

    The adventures of Hat Kid will continue

    A Hat In Time is out this week on the Nintendo Switch and to celebrate, Gears for Breakfast has revealed the base game and Seal the Deal will eventually be joined by the Nyakuza Metro downloadable content. It's apparently "coming soon" but won't include the Online Party mode, which was achieved using Steam...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
  • Review Rabi-Ribi - A Merry Mix Of Metroidvania And Bullet-Hell

    Hoppy, floppy mayhem

    Hopping its way to the Switch following a release on PC and PlayStation platforms, Rabi-Ribi is quite possibly one of the most bonkers games we’ve played in a good while. But you know what? It’s really good. It takes the familiar Metroidvania template, blends it with the bullet-hell genre, and throws in some fantastic

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rabi Ribi
  • News Introducing The Virtual Boo, Professor E. Gadd's New Communication Device In Luigi's Mansion 3

    "Red is all the rage, you know?"

    Earlier this year, the Virtual Boy made a surprise cameo in the Labo VR Kit. Despite being considered as the worst video game system Nintendo has ever created, its legacy somehow continues to live on. It's now returning once again, this time in the upcoming Switch release Luigi's Mansion

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Virtual Boy
    • Luigi
  • Review StarBlox Inc. - Tetris And Smash Bros. Collide In This Charming, Original Puzzler

    Block party

    Everybody loves Tetris, right? It’s so simple that even your grandma probably knows how to play it. A timeless classic. And who doesn’t love Smash Bros.? Despite its depth, it’s another game that’s simple to pick up and play, and is still a favourite at student dorm parties everywhere. Ever wondered what it would be like to mix...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • StarBlox Inc
  • News Shinobi Expected To Be The Next Sega Ages Game Released In Japan

    Become a modern-day ninja

    The action side-scroller Shinobi has been confirmed for the Sega AGES line since March, so when is Joe Musashi showing up on the Switch eShop? While there's no still no solid release date, it's expected to be the next game made available in Sega's retro-inspired series over in Japan. This modern iteration is based on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News The Hulu App For Wii U Is Being Removed From The Japanese eShop

    Pay your respects

    The popular video streaming app Hulu will be removed from the Japanese Wii U eShop on 24th July 2020, officially marking the end of the service on Nintendo's troubled system. This follows on from its termination in North America earlier this year. After the app has been removed from the eShop, the service will no longer function...

    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
    • Hulu
    • Apps
    • Japan
  • News Prepare For Scares When The Universal Monsters Pack Comes To Pinball FX3 On 29th October

    Experience two classic tables

    More Williams Pinball tables are coming to Pinball FX3 on the Nintendo Switch later this month. To celebrate the spooky season, Zen Studios has revealed the Universal Monsters Pack will arrive on 29th October. It includes two iconic tables: Monster Bash and Creature from the Black Lagoon. Here are the details about...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News GRIP: Combat Racing Goes Back To The Future With DeLorean DLC

    "Like you've never seen it before"

    The latest update for futuristic racer, GRIP: Combat Racing has been revealed, and it arrives in the form of the beloved silver sportscar, the DeLorean. Made famous by being converted into a time machine in the Back to the Future series, this car hardly needs any introduction, despite the fact that only around...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Twin-Stick Shooter Battle Planet - Judgement Day Touches Down On Switch Today

    Rogue fate but what we make

    With Sarah Connor poised to return to cinemas in a new Terminator movie, talk of 'Judgment Day' is once again in the air. Luckily for developer Threaks and Wild River Games, the British Grammar Police - the most persistent, pernicious language enforcement force on the planet - won't have any cause to deploy...

    • Switch eShop
    • Roguelike
    • Battle Planet Judgement Day
  • News Survival Game Soul Searching Invites You To Find The Meaning Of Life On Switch

    "The main goal is to think about your life"

    If you prefer your gaming experiences on the deep and meaningful side, you might want to check out Soul Searching. Soul Searching is a narrative survival game launching on Switch next week, giving players control of a lone traveller who sails from their homeland to an endless sea. On the way, you’ll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday16th Oct 2019

  • News The First Game To Use Nintendo Switch's Alarm Notifications And LED Light Has Arrived

    Finally!

    Back in September, when the Version 9.0 firmware update for Nintendo Switch rolled around, we discovered that the hidden LED light found on your Joy-Con and Pro Controllers was finally about to have a use. Now, the first game to use it has revealed itself, and it's none other than Ring Fit Adventure. Nintendo's

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Will Feature New Gigantamax Forms Of Charizard, Pikachu And More

    Today's special announcement revealed

    Update (16th Oct, 14:05 BST): As we expected, today's official Pokémon Sword and Shield announcement was indeed for Gigantamax versions of some fan-favourite Pokémon. The announcement has arrived in the form of a brand new trailer, which shows off new forms for Charizard, Pikachu, Eevee, Meowth, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Little Town Hero - A Quirky, Small-Scale RPG For The Time-Poor Player

    Homegrown heroism

    It must be quite the daunting task for a studio best known for one of the most well known game franchises of all time to brave the ire of its considerable audience, branch out into pastures new and release a new IP. Especially when you happen to be Game Freak and that ‘well known game franchise’ just so happens to be the pop...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Little Town Hero
  • News Nintendo Switch Is Getting A The Witcher 3-Themed Controller

    Pre-orders now open

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is now well and truly available on Nintendo Switch - and well worth playing, too - but there's even more Witcher goodness to come. That's right, you'll soon be able to play the game with an officially licensed controller (or any other game, for that matter). The controller comes from accessory maker...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
  • News Relive The Glory Days Of Podracing With This Re-Release Of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer For N64

    Available later this week

    Limited Run Games is at it again, re-releasing old Star Wars games on classic systems. This time around it's the Nintendo 64 version of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer getting the special treatment. It'll be available from the LRG website on 18th October for $89.99. Here's what you can expect: Star Wars™: Episode 1 Racer...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Retro
    • Star Wars
    • Limited Run Games
    • Lucasfilm
  • News Who Needs A Game Boy Classic Edition When You've Got The Analogue Pocket?

    The maker of the Super Nt and Mega Sg is back

    Hardware specialist Analogue is famous for its reference-quality clones of retro systems and has already made a name for itself with products like the Super Nt and Mega Sg, both of which harness FPGA technology to replicate the performance of classic systems on a hardware level. The company has today...

    • Retro
    • Analogue
    • Hardware
    • Game Boy
  • News You'll Be Able To Explore Pokémon Sword And Shield's Wild Area Via A Web App For A Limited Time

    Discover Pokémon online

    The Pokémon news just keeps coming today! Not only have brand new Gigantamax Pokémon forms been revealed, but now we have news of an online app which will let fans explore Pokémon Sword and Shield's Wild Area. Scheduled to arrive in early November and to be available until 31st December, the new app will reportedly be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here's Your First Look At Some Of The Exclusive Merch Coming To London's Pokémon Center

    Starring London City Pikachu

    The pop-up Pokémon Center coming to London, UK will be opening in just two days' time, and if you're as keen on Pikachu and pals as we are, you're probably going to want to head on over to the capital for a visit. Before you do, though, let's take a look at some of the exclusive items you can expect to find. The...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • UK
  • Random Lady Gaga Asks "What's Fortnight", Internet Reacts Exactly As You'd Expect

    Fortnite fever returns

    As you probably know by now, Epic Games pulled off what can only be described as one of the best marketing efforts seen in gaming over the last few days, refreshing Fortnite with a new map, a new name, and getting the world hooked on its battle royale gameplay once again. We often see the game be picked up by mainstream media...

    • Fortnite
    • Random
  • News Castlevania's Harder Arcade Version Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Tomorrow

    VS. Castlevania

    Hamster has revealed that the next Arcade Archives release to launch on Switch is none other than VS. Castlevania. You'll be able to get your hands on it starting from tomorrow, 17th October. The game was originally released as an arcade title back in 1986 and is very similar to the NES game which launched the year after. Retro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
  • Random Xenoblade Artist Says She'll No Longer Retweet Nintendo Directs To Avoid Fueling Speculation

    Hype responsibly

    When it comes to rumours, leaks or anything tied to soon-to-air Nintendo Directs, all it takes is a simple social media post from a developer or individual to fuel speculation on the internet – to the point it often spirals out of control and raises hype to another level. Soraya Saga (Kaori Tanaka) – who is married to Monolith...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Monolith Soft
    • Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Review Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands - Fabulous Farming Stymied By Its Stamina System

    Dead men crop no farms

    There are few things in life as relaxing as a farming simulator. From the likes of Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley and, well, Farming Simulator, it’s a genre that has crept into the mainstream as mellow experiences that can be tackled at your own pace. The joy of them, of course, is that feeling of accomplishment when you...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Stranded Sails
  • Talking Point Could Nintendo's Game Design Prowess Solve Discoverability Problems On Switch eShop?

    Catchy menu music could be just the start

    We don’t know about you, but our visits to the Switch eShop have turned into a monotonous routine that goes something like this: hit the ‘Great Deals’ tab, scroll down while eyeing fodder for the backlog, wait for more games to load, scroll, repeat, scroll, repeat. Sound familiar? There's a gloriously...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Switch eShop
  • News Multiple Job Listings On Riot Games Website Reference Nintendo Switch

    Is Wild Rift on the way?

    League of Legends developer and publisher Riot Games has announced a new game exclusive to mobile and consoles. It's called League of Legends: Wild Rift and the plan is to have the mobile version "fully live everywhere in the world" by the end of next year – with the console versions to follow at some point after this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Riot Games
    • League of Legends
  • News First-Person Survival Horror Game Agony Will Torment Switch This Halloween

    Possess demons and escape Hell

    Note: The following trailer contains pixelated nudity (the game will release uncensored). Forever Entertainment has revealed that it'll be bringing the first-person survival horror of Agony to Nintendo Switch later this month. The game takes place in Hell - which is always a good way to start an article - and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Overwatch Begins Life On The Switch With Its Annual Halloween Event

    "The terror returns"

    The team-based hero shooter Overwatch is now out on the Switch and while the Nintendo Store launch for the game has been cancelled by Blizzard, it's still business as usual in terms of in-game events. To kick-off the title's launch on the Switch, Nintendo players will be able to participate in Halloween Terror 2019. This annual...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Blizzard
    • Overwatch
  • Japanese Charts Disney Tsum Tsum Festival Fends Off Dragon Quest And Yo-Kai Watch For Top Spot

    Sells 30,000+ copies in opening week

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 7th - 13th October, revealing that new Switch entry Disney Tsum Tsum Festival has managed to debut at number one. The game managed to overtake last week's winner Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition and also fought off the threat from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Guide Pokémon GO EX Raids - What They Are And How To Get An EX Raid Pass

    Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO’s invitation-only secret society of hardcore raiders

    With hundreds of Pokémon now available in-game and an ever-evolving list of new features and challenges, you may be wondering just how deep the Pokémon GO rabbit hole goes. EX Raids are arguably the ultimate experience for the game’s hardcore...

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    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
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  • News Roll Back The Carpets, Jackbox Party Pack 6 Crashes Onto Switch Tomorrow

    Drinks down, phones at the ready

    Previously announced for fall 2019, the season's upon us now and true to its word Jackbox Games is bringing Jackbox Party Pack 6 to the Switch eShop tomorrow. As the shrewdest among you may have deduced, this is indeed the sixth entry in the series of internet-based party games which enable anyone with a smart device...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Jackbox Party Pack 6
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Heavyweight Tournament Starts This Friday

    A big event

    This week Nintendo is hosting a tournament in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate focused on the heavyweight fighters in the game. You know, characters like Bowser, Donkey Kong, Ganondorf and King K. Rool. As usual, this event will start later in the week on Friday and runs for a total of three days. Above is the promotional artwork for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Investigate Tokyo Dark: Remembrance, An Anime Murder Mystery, On Switch This November

    Perfect (Tokyo) dark

    Originally slated for release last winter, spooky Japanese murder mystery Tokyo Dark: Remembrance will miss Halloween, but it'll finally launch on Switch on 7th November this year before heading to PlayStation 4 at a later date. Coming from developers mebius and Cherrymochi, and published by UNTIES (that's

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Tokyo Dark Remembrance
  • News Hey Dood, You Can Download A Disgaea 4 Demo From The Switch eShop

    Heck yeah, dood

    One Switch game worthy of your attention later this month is the tactical turn-based RPG Disgaea 4 Complete+. Nippon Ichi first announced it for Nintendo's hybrid platform earlier this year at E3 2019. It'll be arriving in North America and Europe on 29th October, but to make the wait a little less painful, a demo has been made...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disgaea
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  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Will Headline EVO Japan 2020

    Top tier

    The Super Smash Bros. series has arguably become the king of fighting games over the years and to celebrate its success, the latest entry – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – will headline EVO Japan 2020. This announcement was made at the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals recently. More traditional fighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • EVO 2020
    • Japan
  • News Charming But Spooky Indie Platformer Yuri Makes The Leap To Nintendo Switch

    Made by a two-man team

    If you want to get into the Halloween spirit - but without going too overboard with the scares - the charming, if slightly spooky platformer Yuri might just to do the trick. The game is making the leap to Nintendo Switch on 31st October, bringing its atmospheric platforming to a Nintendo console for the first time. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Scared Of The Monsters Beneath Your Bed? It's Time To Just Ignore Them On Switch

    A point-and-click horror in time for Halloween

    Launching this Friday on Nintendo Switch is Just Ignore Them, a point-and-click horror developed by Stranga Games. Featuring top-down pixel artwork and a chapter-based story, Just Ignore Them will have players going on a spooky point-and-click journey with adventure elements tied in for good measure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday15th Oct 2019

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards For 2019

    Give your Switch a storage boost

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Features
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    • Guides
  • Guide Where To Buy The Hori Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Racing Wheel

    Play Mario Kart in style

    Gaming accessory maker Hori is set to release a Mario Kart Racing Wheel for Nintendo Switch, with two versions now appearing at various retailers. If you're hoping to track one down or learn more about it, you've certainly come to the right place. Both wheels come with pedals for that authentic driving experience, but there...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Accessories
    • Guides
  • News This Limited Run Switch eShop Game Is Currently On Sale For Just 9 Cents

    98% off!

    If you've got some leftover credit from a previous Switch eShop transaction and aren't sure how to spend it, the retro-inspired "action/platformer/RPG-lite" Revenge of the Bird King might be worth checking out. It's developed by M7 Games, published by Limited Run Games, and is currently 98% off its regular price of $4.99 on the North...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Rumour New Images Supposedly Show Sonic's Movie Redesign, But We're Not Convinced Just Yet

    Still, it's better than the original

    Back in May this year, the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie's director promised that the titular character would be redesigned after what can only be described as very passionate feedback from fans. Now, images have surfaced online which allegedly show how Sonic will look in his new form. You can see both of...

    • Rumour
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Movies
  • News Blizzard Cancels Overwatch Switch Launch Event, Leaves Nintendo To Apologise On Its Behalf

    With less than 48 hours notice

    Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Nintendo Store in New York would be hosting a special launch party for Overwatch, which blasts its way onto Nintendo Switch today. As it happens, Overwatch developer Blizzard Entertainment has cancelled the event with hardly any notice, and appears to have left Nintendo to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Action-RPGs

    Hack-and-slashers welcome

    When does an RPG become an action RPG? Is it the moment turn-based battles are switched out for real-time combat? When does an action RPG stray into hack-and-slash territory, then? Do numbers have to go up? What year is this? Who is the President? It's questions like these that keep the more fastidious among us up at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Action RPG
    • Features
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
  • 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...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • 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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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Beginners Guide
    • Features
  • Review Dragon Quest - A Classic JRPG Marred By Odd Choices And Technical Issues

    An oozy remake of a JPRG goo-reat

    Originally released in the west as Dragon Warrior on the NES in 1986, Dragon Quest’s latest rerelease on the Switch eShop is a throwback to retro JRPG design, and features a few new tricks up its sleeve that makes it a bit more palatable for modern audiences. There are brand-new bells and whistles including a...

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    • Dragon Quest
    • Mini Reviews
  • News New Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Drop Coming Tomorrow, 16th October

    Again?!

    It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when we were last treated to a healthy dollop of Pokémon Sword and Shield news - and that recent livestream had us all Pokémon'd out for a while - but there's no time to relax, Trainers. More info is coming your way tomorrow! The Pokémon Company has announced another 'Galar Research Update' for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Classic Nintendo Mini Game Released In 1974 Found After 20-Year Search

    49 down, one to go

    Before becoming a juggernaut in the video game industry, Nintendo got its start manufacturing and distributing hanafuda cards. There was also a period between 1971 - 1976 when the company created a mini game toy series, comprised of 50 different games in total. One of these is supposedly called "Driving Shot"...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
  • News Fans Left "Disappointed" At Developer Atooi's Attitude Towards Chicken Wiggle Switch Kickstarter

    Update: Atooi responds

    Update: As mentioned below, we asked Atooi's Jools Watsham for comment on the situation. He took the time to respond to our message and wished to share the following: “We’re a small team doing our best. Our focus is on making a great game, which I feel is the most important thing. Chicky Wig fans will not be disappointed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Atooi
  • News Fortnite: Chapter 2 Is Now Live, Leaked Trailers Were Indeed The Real Deal

    New update patch begins to appear

    Update: Fortnite is well and truly back, folks! You can now go ahead and enjoy the game's 'Chapter 2' on Nintendo Switch and other platforms; Epic Games has now uploaded the new trailer in an official manner (which you can check out above). Original Article: Well, what do you know? It looks like Fortnite is safe...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Review Neo Cab - A Memorable, Emotional Ride

    Where to?

    We all know just how awkward cab rides can be. After the initial greeting, there’s always that feeling - that dread - that you’ll be spending the next goodness-knows-how-long making awful small talk until you finally make it to your destination. Neo Cab takes this idea and runs with it, placing you in the shoes of a cab driver in a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Cab
    • Mini Reviews
  • Guide Best Character Builds For Geralt In The Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch

    Melee, spell-casting or somewhere in-between?

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is available now on Switch, and if you're coming to the world of the Continent with fresh eyes, it can all be a bit overwhelming. That's why we're here to help. Character progression in The Witcher 3 is very complex, and one of the first 'pressure points'...

    • Guides
    • The Witcher 3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
  • News Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, A Game Based On The Movies, Is Out Today On Switch

    "Let's Little Rock the boat!"

    The new game inspired by the Zombieland movies, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip, has launched today on Nintendo Switch. Developed by High Voltage Software, the game is set after the events of the first movie. It's described as "a ridiculously fun top-down twin-stick shooter" which includes local co-op multiplayer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Y-Axis Inversion Update Released For Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    The force is strong with this one

    Last month, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast popped up on the Switch eShop, following a surprise Nintendo Direct announcement. As exciting as it was, if you read our Nintendo Life review, you'll know how it was a little rough around the edges. Apart from the game not including multiplayer, the lack of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
  • News Get Into The Festive Spirit With These Ugly Nintendo Christmas Sweaters

    Mario, Pokémon and Peach lead the line up

    Yep, it's that time of year once again when the gods of retail decide it's time to bombard everyone on the planet with more Christmas products than Santa could ever hope to carry in his sleigh. Luckily, though, this also brings with it some lovely Nintendo merch for you to consider, including these "ugly" -...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
  • News Stranger Things Turns Rocket League Upside Down In New Collab Event

    Update: The event is now live!

    Update (15th Oct, 02:05 BST): The 2019 Haunted Hallows event featuring Stranger Things is now officially underway. The full patch notes for Version 1.68 – including new content, changes and updates, and bug fixes – can be viewed on the official Rocket League website. This event ends on 11th November. Original...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
    • Stranger Things
  • News Sonic Will Be A Hidden Playable Character In Super Monkey Ball On Switch

    A dream collaboration

    Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, the upcoming remake of the Wii game headed to Switch, just got even tastier. That's right, you'll be able to play as none other than Sonic the Hedgehog when the game rolls onto a console near you later this month. The blue blur will be available as a hidden, unlockable character in the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Chucklefish Reveals Wargroove: Double Trouble, A Free DLC Update "With Co-Op Play In Mind"

    Physical Deluxe Edition arrives 29th October

    Chucklefish has finally lifted the lid on its upcoming DLC for Wargroove. It's officially titled Wargroove: Double Trouble and is entirely free. This new content is designed with "co-op play in mind" and adds a new story and three new Outlaw Commanders. They include the mighty Wulfar, the trouble-making...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News New Avicii Rhythm Game On Switch Will Donate Some Of The Proceeds To Mental Health Charity

    A "fast-paced rhythm experience"

    AVICII Invector, a rhythm game celebrating the life of the late EDM star, will be launching on Nintendo Switch this winter. The game has been described as "a fast-paced rhythm experience which fuses Avicii’s trademark brand of uplifting EDM music coupled with serene visualscapes". It'll be appearing on Switch,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Colossal Legendary Regigigas Appearing In Pokémon GO EX Raids Next Month

    And you can catch it early if you pay

    Between 1st to 4th November, Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are reuniting in Pokémon GO. If you haven't already caught these legendaries, the returning raids will give you another chance to add the formidable forces of nature to your Pokédex. The colossal pocket monster Regigigas will also be appearing in EX...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile

Monday14th Oct 2019

  • News A Revised Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Has Been Spotted In Stores

    But it doesn't look like much has changed

    Over the last few days, we've been seeing reports of a new, revised Switch Pro Controller model being spotted in stores. With the recent Switch console revision being pretty significant, some will no doubt expect that a new Pro Controller could be worth picking up too, but it doesn't actually seem like all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Review The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition - An Incredible Action-RPG Stands Strong On Switch

    Return of the White Frost

    Originally released on other platforms back in 2015, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt arrives on Nintendo Switch over four years later, and it's somewhat surreal to hold such a gigantic game in the palm of your hands. Ported over by Saber Interactive, this is The Witcher 3 in almost all of its glory. The same brilliant base game,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Witcher 3
  • Review Baldur's Gate And Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions - Two RPG Classics On The Go

    Bhaal of the Lights

    The Switch has seen some excellent RPG action in recent months, with Pillars of Eternity and Divinity: Original Sin 2 to name just two of the heavy hitters landing on the eShop in quick succession. Nintendo’s portable platform certainly feels like a perfect home for these epic adventures, with players able to dip in and out of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Baldurs Gate
  • News Super Nintendo World's Construction Is Coming Along Nicely, New Photos Appear

    Here's a sneak peek

    As you'll likely know already if you keep a regular eye on our site, a 'Super Nintendo World' theme park is planned to open next year at Universal Studios, Japan. Construction started a while ago, but more and more photographs are starting to appear, giving us an early look at how it's all shaping up. The snaps have been taken...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Universal
  • News Here's Your First Look At Pokémon Sword And Shield's Title Screen

    A sneak Pik-achu... (sorry)

    We might still be a whole month away from getting our hands on Pokémon Sword and Shield, but today keeps bringing nice little surprises for those who are super keen on the franchise. Earlier, we found out the games' file size, and now we have our first glimpse at both games' title screens. The images have been shared...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Planescape: Torment & Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition - Two Very Different RPG Gems

    Mouse and keyboard no longer required

    Black Isle Studios’ Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale are two classic RPGs built on the same game engine that really couldn’t be more different from one another. On the one hand, you’ve got the almost completely narrative focus of Planescape, where combat is mostly an afterthought and pretty much every...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield File Size Seemingly Revealed Ahead Of Release

    Digital buyers take note

    It looks like we may have stumbled across the file size for Pokémon Sword and Shield earlier than expected, all thanks to the early appearance of a download card. Twitter user @MIN428 has shared the following image online, showing off a download card for the upcoming games that was found in a retail store. These cards are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Digital Foundry Delivers Its Verdict On The Witcher 3 On Switch

    Switcher weeeee!

    The Witcher 3 arrives on a Nintendo Switch near you tomorrow and, as you may already know if you've checked out our review, anyone who has yet to sample the delights of The Continent is in for a treat. The Switch version might not hold up to direct comparison with other versions on more powerful, non-portable consoles, but...

    • Video
    • Witcher 3
    • Digital Foundry
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Lack Of Animal Crossing Getting You Down? These New Horizons Booth Photos Should Help

    Shots from Nintendo Live 2019

    It's a tough time to be an Animal Crossing fan - sure, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is there to keep you company, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf has enough to do to last a lifetime, but we know what you're really after: Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The game m

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Your Fortnite V-Bucks And Items Are Safe Despite The Game's Disappearance, Says Nintendo

    Swirling around in the black hole probably

    Fortnite may well be completely missing in action and unavailable to play, but Nintendo has reassured fans that their V-Bucks and in-game items are perfectly safe. Yesterday saw what has turned out to be the most spectacular of the game's live events to date, with a huge explosion of sorts seemingly wiping...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Video Nintendo Just Held An Hour-Long Splatoon Concert With K.K. Slider As The Support Act

    What a line up!

    Forget the million-seller chart-toppers. Forget that band who have been your favourite since your teenage years. This right here is the concert you've been waiting for. As part of the Nintendo Live 2019 event which took place over the weekend, Nintendo held a concert starring Callie, Marie, Pearl, and Marina of Splatoon fame. As...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Animal Crossing
    • Video
  • News SteamWorld Dev Image & Form To Release Anthill On Nintendo Switch This Month

    A handheld-only experience

    Launching later this month on Nintendo Switch is Anthill, a strategy game from the studio behind the wonderful SteamWorld franchise. Anthill originally launched back in 2011, appearing on smartphones and tablets via Android and iOS. The whole thing is actually based on the real-world behaviour of ants; players must direct...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pokémon GO Has All Sorts Of Treats Planned For Halloween This Year

    More Ghost and Dark types to appear

    October is upon us, bringing its usual dreary weather along for the ride, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner. As usual, Pokémon GO will be celebrating the event in style and developer Niantic has now revealed exactly what will be going down. Everything's kicking off from Thursday 17th...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • UK Charts FIFA 20 Scores Third Week At Number One As Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into Third

    Zelda falls to seventh

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 12th October, revealing that FIFA 20 is sitting at the top of the table for the third week in a row. The game stays ahead of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint which was another non-mover in second, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe saw a nice boost to see it blast past other games into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • FIFA
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Hit The Skids With Inertial Drift, A Twin-Stick Arcade Racer On Switch Next Spring

    Joy-Con drift done right

    Developer Level 91 has announced a brand new arcade racer that goes by the name of Inertial Drift, coming to Switch (and other platforms) in Spring 2020. The announcement trailer above gives you a good idea of the style of sideways racing thrills and spills to expect, including some twin-stick drifting controls that'll have...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Inertial Drift

Sunday13th Oct 2019

  • News And Just Like That, Fortnite Is No More

    Ending with a bang

    For the last couple of years, Fortnite has been the biggest game in the world. Now, it's gone. Today saw the end of Fortnite's tenth in-game season, with a spectacular live event taking place which was expected to tease the start of Season 11 and perhaps an entirely new map for players to explore. The live event took place as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • Reminder Nintendo's Huge Switch Sale Ends Today, Up To 80% Off 150 Games (Europe)

    Some cracking offers available

    Update: (13th Oct, 16:00 BST): As a reminder, the Highlights of Nintendo eShop Sale is ending today. Consider this your final warning to grab all of these wonderful games at their current low prices. Original Article (26th Sep, 15:15 BST): Nintendo of Europe is offering another mighty sale on the Switch eShop, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • 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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    • Lists
    • Best Games
  • 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. Just how do they rank against each other? Is this 'Ultimate' iteration really the last word in Smash? There's a strong argument for it, especially with...

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    • Features
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  • News CoroCoro Poster Reveals Full Scale Of The Wild Area In Pokémon Sword And Shield

    Get ready to explore

    One of the new features in Pokémon Sword and Shield is the wild area. This makes up a sizable chunk of the game and connects up all the different areas and points of interest. Of course, you can also encounter wild Pokémon in this location. While a number of presentations have already shown this open-world section, images of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Get Upto 75% Off Bandai Namco Games In This Super Switch eShop Sale (North America)

    Powerful savings

    Bandai Namco is currently holding a huge sale on the Switch eShop in North America and has cut some games by 75%. In addition to the below games on sale, there is plenty of DLC available for half price. This covers games like Dragon Ball and Taiko no Tatsujin: Drun 'n' Fun! The sale ends on October 21st, so be sure to take...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bandai Namco
    • Sales
    • North America
  • News Undertale Song Pack Arrives In Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! As Paid DLC

    Includes three tracks and four difficulties

    Update - Sun 13th Oct, 2019 10:55 BST: Following the reveal in September, the Undertale-themed songs for Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! have now been released worldwide. The pack will set you back £2.49 / $3.99 and includes three tracks – Megalovania, Heartache and Hopes and Dreams – and four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Bandai Namco
    • Undertale
  • News CD Projekt Red "Probably" Won't Port Cyberpunk 2077 To Nintendo Switch

    But will look into it

    At PAX Australia this week, CD Projekt Red's Krakow head John Mamis was asked by GameSpot about the possibility of the Polish company's next big release Cyberpunk 2077 getting ported across to the Switch in the near future. While anything is possible now that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is being released on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • CD Projekt Red
    • PAX Australia
  • Feature How Pirate Television Helped Sega Beat Nintendo In The UK

    "We were The Rolling Stones to Nintendo's Beatles"

    The year is 1992. In a typical British household a typical British family is huddled around the television, still unsure about what has just transpired during the ad break of their typical British soap opera. Nestled among the traditional commercials for washing powder and breakfast cereal is a...

    • Features
    • Sega
    • UK
    • Retro
  • Video Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition Is "A Superb Conversion" For Switch

    "Everything you could hope for"

    Earlier this month, the Ultimate Edition of Sniper Elite 3 arrived on the Switch. We gave the third-person tactical shooter game seven out of ten stars and said it was a well worth a look, despite its shortcomings. The tech experts over at Digital Foundry have now had some time to investigate the Nintendo version of...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #12 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

    Another crack of the whip from Konami

    And we're back with Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from other sides of the planet meet up and fail to work out their differences without resorting to physical violence. Last week was a particularly bloodthirsty bout with Final Fight taking itself down to Chinatown. Despite flaws in each of the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Castlevania
  • Review Mable & The Wood - A Metroidvania That Sadly Fails To Excite

    It’s morphin’ time!

    Mable & The Wood is yet another example of a game with huge potential that’s somehow been mostly squandered thanks to poor execution. It takes the tried-and-tested idea of shape-shifting (famously utilised in games like Altered Beast and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess) and runs with it, moulding its exploration...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Mable & The Wood

Saturday12th Oct 2019

  • Guide How To Spot Fake Paintings And Statues In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    Putting an end to Redd's 'crazy' ways

    We've all been there before. You spot the infamous green tent in the town square with the words 'Black Market' hastily crossed out above the entrance. Inside, you also spot - no, it can't be - the Mona Lisa?! For a mere few thousand Bells you obviously buy it, and wait anxiously for the package to arrive in the...

    • 3DS
    • Animal Crossing
    • Guide
    • Features
  • Guide Pokémon GO IVs - How To Check A Pokémon's IVs Using An IV Calculator

    IV no idea

    Each Pokémon in Pokémon GO has three IVs, or Individual Values, which determine that particular Pokémon's HP, defence, and attack scores. These are determined at random, and there's no way at present to change a Pokémon's IVs directly. IVs in Pokémon GO are almost as mysterious as Legendary Pokémon. You know they're there because...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Features
    • Guides
  • 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 checked our review scores for every single Metroid title and then used your user scores to help narrow down and finesse it. We then put all...

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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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  • Guide How To Set Up A Nintendo Switch Online Family Group

    Family Membership explained

    Nintendo Switch Online has two different membership options: Individual and Family. Individual is ideal for households that only contain a single Nintendo Switch, but those that have two or more will save money by opting for a Family. A Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership costs $19.99 / £17.99 annually, though...

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  • Guide Glacial Lures, Magnetic Lures, Mossy Lures in Pokémon GO (And Their Exclusive Evolutions)

    The only way to get Nosepass and Magneton evolutions Probopass and Magnezone

    Among the many different items you will earn while playing Pokémon GO are four types of lure – devices that will increase Pokémon activity around a selected Pokéstop. As you can imagine, they’re useful for catching lots of Pokémon quickly – but did you know that...

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  • Video Our Early Impressions Of Ring Fit Adventure On The Nintendo Switch

    Run, run as fast as you can

    If you want to get in shape and play video games at the same time, the active role-playing game Ring Fit Adventure might be worth investigating when it arrives on the Switch next week. In this upcoming release, players explore an expansive world while battling enemies and performing real-life fitness exercises with the...

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  • Video Resident Evil 5 And 6 Switch Demos Marred By Poor Performance

    "dissapointing overall"

    Earlier this week, we got a scary surprise when Capcom released demos for Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 on the Switch eShop, ahead of the big release later this month. So, how do they hold up compared to existing versions? The experts over at

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  • News The Physical Version Of Assassin's Creed Rebel Collection Might Be Different In North America

    Ubisoft support rep says "both games" will be on one card

    Yesterday, a listing over on Amazon Spain seemingly revealed the European physical version of Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection (comprised of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and

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  • Feature Little Town Hero Director On Stepping Out Of Pokémon's Shadow

    "RPGs are really time-consuming"

    You could say that developer Game Freak has form when it comes to turn-based battlers - the makers of the Pokémon games have stewarded the largest RPG franchise on the planet for over two decades. Nice work if you can get it, although a never-ending cycle of Pocket Monster development can take its toll on a team...

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  • Review Call Of Cthulhu - Oppressive Cosmic Horror That's Plagued By Problems

    Don't heed the call

    Focus Home Interactive’s reputation for creating daring tie-ins to lapsed license continues. This time we’re taking a peek into the unknowable with Call of Cthulhu, which is based more off of the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name than the original work written by notable author H.P. Lovecraft, who once referred to people of...

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  • News First 4 Figures Reveals Its Luigi's Mansion 3 Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open

    Spooky stuff

    First 4 Figures has officially revealed its first PVC statue in its Luigi's Mansion 3 line of collectibles. Pre-orders are available until 15th November and it's estimated to be released in Q4 2019. If you go ahead with a pre-order, you'll have to return to the website on 18th October to validate your signature edition. There are...

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  • Video 10 Of The Best Switch Lite Accessories You Can Get Your Hands On

    Some are even compatible with the original system

    Wondering how you can enhance your Switch Lite experience? With accessories, of course! If you just couldn't resist this new unit – much like our American-based video producer Zion Grassl, then these ten accessories for the latest iteration of Nintendo's beloved hybrid system are worth taking a...

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 12th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are then, folks! The end of yet another week. This one brought with it a Fortnite lawsuit and a ridiculous Mario Kart Tour microtransaction pack, but with all that anger out of the way, it's time to chill with some of our favourite games. The Nintendo Life team have shared what we'll be g

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  • News Beenox Adds Skill-Based Online Matchmaking To Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

    Fair play

    As good as the online component is in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, it's no fun if you can't keep up with the competition. If you own this game, you might have found yourself struggling to cross the finish line from time to time when you are racing against other players. That's why Beenox has now decided to roll out skill-based...

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