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  • Video Some Mario Games Just Can't Properly Be Played Anymore

    At least five, anyway

    Video games are a funny medium; one's released, and about a year afterwards you're not likely to be able to buy a brand new copy of it unless you're very lucky or it gets a second run. As such they age, and in a time of online patches and internet servers being so integral it's likely only going to get harder to play games...

    • Retro
    • Mario
    • Super Mario
    • CD-i
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    The weekend has arrived, just in time to rescue us all from the dread and gloom of the working week. Even if you've got to work a little more this weekend, hopefully you'll have the time to play some new (or old) games on your Nintendo console of choice. The team at Nintendo Life certainly are, so here are our...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock All Costumes

    Get dressed

    There's a bunch of different characters to unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and each of them has various different costumes they can wear. These are often based on outfits from previous The Legend of Zelda games. In this guide, we're going to help you unlock all costumes for each character in the game. We'll list all of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - Link Heart Piece And Containers Guide

    Get a life

    What? Just because Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition isn't a traditional Zelda game, doesn't mean it can't have heart pieces. There's a ton to gather here, and if you gather four of them you'll get an extra heart. There's even heart containers to collect that give you a full heart each time you collect one. That's good because...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

Friday18th May 2018

  • Rumour Fresh Details Of Star Fox: Grand Prix Suggest It's Not Like F-Zero At All, Thanks Very Much

    So there

    While it's a long way from being confirmed as solid fact, there seems to be an almost unstoppable momentum behind rumours that Retro Studios is working on a racing game set in the Star Fox universe. Dubbed "Star Fox: Grand Prix", this rumoured title broke cover earlier this week, immediately triggering some hoots of derision from...

    • Rumours
    • Star Fox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Switch Only Accounted For 7% Of Ubisoft's Yearly Revenue

    Mario + Rabbids still going strong

    Ubisoft has released its full year sales and earnings figures for the 2017-18 period, providing us with a breakdown of how the company's games performed across various platforms and regions. A chart showing the difference in sales between rival platforms shows that the Switch accounted for just 7%, with PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Sales
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Unlock Zelda, Link, And All Other Characters

    Hyrule the world

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition combines the universe and characters of The Legend of Zelda with the addictive Dynasty Warriors franchise to create a pretty intriguing mashup. It still feels like a Zelda game – you play as Link, grab the Master Sword, and rescue Zelda – but the gameplay is all Dynasty Warriors. That means...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News Owlboy On Nintendo Switch Made A Profit Within 24 Hours Of Launch

    Flying high

    We love Owlboy here at Nintendo Life - just check out Ryan's glowing 9/10 review for proof of that - and it turns out a lot of you do, too. So well, in fact, that the Nintendo Switch port turned a profit for developer D-Pad Studio within 24 hours of launch. The news was revealed in a recent AMA on Reddit by programmer and CEO J-Remi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • 26

    Switch eShop

    Review Fairune Collection

    Fairuno, Fairdue, Fairtre

    Skipmore’s charming Legend of Zelda/Ys retro mash-up did some good service for 3DS owners in the past and it's once again being brought to the spotlight thanks to a compilation of both titles (and a couple of extra ones) in this new Fairune Collection. Are these brain-teasing adventures worth taking once again? Let's give...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Fairune Collection
  • News Hover Will Now Pull Off Some Gnarly Tricks On Nintendo Switch

    Sorry, Wii U folks

    Remember Hover: Revolt of Gamers? That Kickstarted open-world title that looks like a mashup between Mirror's Edge, Jet Set Radio and TrickStyle? Well, it was coming to Wii U when it was first announced in 2014, but like most games once destined for Nintendo's deceased platform, the title will now be heading to Nintendo Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - How To Play As Breath Of The Wild Link And Zelda

    Link of the Wild

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is the latest adventure featuring our favourite Link and Zelda. You'll battle across the face of Hyrule alongside popular returning characters from the franchise. Ever wished you could get a taste of what it's like to be Ganondorf? This is your chance. Those who first experienced The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • Guide Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition - All Weapons And How To Unlock Them

    Blade master

    Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition is all about destroying hordes – and we mean hordes – of typical Zelda opponents in your quest to grab the Master Sword and 'rescue' Zelda. It's only natural, then, that you want to unlock all of the various weapons on offer. In this guide, we're going to help you do just that. We've put...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
  • News The Stylised RPG Battles Of Shadows Of Adam Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Featuring a, "unique fast-paced battle system"

    Circle Entertainment and developer Something Classic Games have revealed SNES-esque RPG Shadows of Adam will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch. Previously released on PC, Mac and Linux, the game will make its console debut on Switch, featuring, "a compelling story, a unique fast-paced battle system...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Code Of Princess EX Launches On 31 July In The West

    EXpect good things

    The 3DS has had its fair share of beat ‘em ups over the years, but one of the standout releases was found in Code Of Princess, a spiritual successor to Treasure’s Guardian Heroes. Bringing high intensity action and a bizarre and humorous plot, it was a memorable release that we quite liked when we originally reviewed it. A few...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Code of Princess EX
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Enters The Nintendo Switch Arena On 22nd June

    Don't be blue

    Back in March we finally got news that PQube would be publishing BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in Europe, putting an end to fears us 2D fighting fans outside of Japan and North America would be left out in the cold. Well, that nebulous 'summer 2018' release window has finally been whittled down to an actual date - 22nd June! Ta da! If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Of Japan Teases the Next Addition to Kirby Star Allies

    A new challenger!

    The Dream Friends concept was an interesting inclusion in Kirby Star Allies, giving players the ability to play alongside special characters from across Kirby’s long history. Though the selection of Dream Friends is admittedly rather slim as of the time of writing, Nintendo has pledged to continue adding new friends in free...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kirby Star Allies
  • News Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire Will Sink Its Claws Into Nintendo Switch

    Feline good

    Cat Quest saw the worlds of felines and action-RPGs finally brought together in the ultimate genre crossover, and the end result was a silly yet engaging adventure full of loot, battles and anthropomorphic knights. Well, it's time to sharpen your claws yet again because developer The Gentlebros has confirmed its sequel is now in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News South Korean Listing Suggests Ubisoft's Hungry Shark World Will Swim From Mobile To Switch

    Beneath the waves

    Sales on Nintendo Switch may have only counted for 7% of Ubisoft's recent yearly earnings, but that doesn't mean the French publisher is abandoning the platform just yet. Well, according to one recent South Korean listing that is. If said listing is to be believed, Hungry Shark World - a smartphone title about feeding some of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature PixelJunk Monsters 2 Developer Q-Games On Nintendo-Like Design And Future Switch Projects

    "The amazing thing about the Switch is the simplicity"

    In the heart of Japan's former capital Kyoto, Q-Games founder and former Argonaut programmer Dylan Cuthbert and his team are putting the finishing touches to the sequel to popular tower defence game PixelJunk Monsters. Ten years since the original title and several ‘canon’ games later,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Interviews
    • Japan
    • Features
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Miss Its 22nd May Launch Date, Dev Promises "Exciting Things"

    Nothing but net

    If you've been looking forward to a new NBA-related title on Nintendo Switch this month, then we've got a bit of bad news. NBA Playgrounds 2, which was due to slam dunk onto the eShop on 22nd May, has now been delayed until further notice. Developer Saber Interactive confirmed the news via the game's official Facebook page, stating...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Welcome To Jurassic Pinball, Launching 25th May On Nintendo Switch

    Prehistoric pinball

    Do you love dinosaurs? Do you posses an undying penchant for pinball? Well, worlds are about to collide yet again as EnjoyUp Games and Super Power Up brings Jurassic Pinball to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 25th May.  This reproduction of a real pinball machine - complete with all the usual graphic details and sounds you'd...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
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    Switch eShop

    Review Invisiballs

    Let’s get ready to rumble

    Created by Swiss indie developer Digital Kingdom, Invisiballs describes itself as a “competitive next-gen hide-and-seek,” aiming to utilise the unique features of the Nintendo Switch to make something a little different. It also gives off that immediate multiplayer party vibe that we see so often in the Switch’s...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Invisiballs

Thursday17th May 2018

  • News Nintendo's E3 2018 Presentation Gets An Official Title

    Update: And it's gone

    Update: Nintendo has updated its E3 site and has removed any reference to “Nintendo Direct: E3 2018”. The new wording now says: Three days of Nintendo Switch gameplay with Treehouse members and developers, starting right after the video presentation with Super Smash Bros. Original Story: Ever since Nintendo opted...

    • E3 2018
    • Events
    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Nintendo Download 17th May (North America)

    Here are all the new games heading to the eShops today

    Thursday has rolled around once more, so it's time to see what delights Nintendo has brought to its various eShops with this week's Nintendo Download. As always, be sure to leave a vote in our poll and drop us a comment or two in the comments section on which games you'll be picking up...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • News See The Origins Of The Pokémon You Know (And Some You Don't) In A New Manga

    Gotta sketch 'em all

    In a series of tweets yesterday, Game Freak employee James Turner revealed a sneak preview of a new educational manga recently released in Japan, detailing the history of Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri, and information from the early days at Game Freak. The book, called 'Satoshi Tajiri: The Man Who Created Pokémon', was...

    • Pokemon
    • retro
  • Video Fake Nintendo E3 2018 "Leaks" are Fun to Read

    Anyone can make a leak

    It happens every year. Every year as fans and people who run a Nintendo website we're bombarded by supposed leaks of Nintendo's E3 plans or E3 schedule or something to that effect. Sometimes they're believable, but a lot fo the time they're blatantly fake. After all, anyone can print off a piece of paper with a load of game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • E3
    • E3 2018
  • News Mojang Details Phase One Features Of Update Aquatic For Minecraft

    Gloo gloo

    Minecraft is one of those games that’s in a constant state of flux, with the developers wasting no time in adding new content through regular(ish) patches. The big “Bedrock” update is due to launch on the Switch on 21st June, adding in cross-platform play and a whole slew of other features. However, alongside the Bedrock update,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Minecraft
  • Nintendo Download 17th May (Europe)

    New games - and more - on the EU eShops

    This week's Nintendo Download update is in, bringing in tons of new games, demos, themes and activities to the EU eShops. As always, be sure to add a vote or two to the poll at the bottom of the article, and a comment with your chosen digital pickups. Enjoy! Switch eShop: Hyrule Warriors: Definitive...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Super Neptunia RPG Brings Side-Scrolling Dungeons And Turn-Based Battles To Switch

    Arrives later this year

    Idea Factory has revealed that the Neptunia series is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year in the form of Super Neptunia RPG. Developed by Canadian company Artisan Studios, Super Neptunia RPG will mix side-scrolling dungeons and turn-based battles to create a unique game which shifts from 2D to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Neptunia
  • Random Nintendo UK Can't Resist Getting In On The Royal Wedding Hype

    Tying the knot

    If you're in the UK then you'll be acutely aware that this week, one of the Royal family will be getting hitched (on the same day as the FA Cup Final, which strikes us as pretty poor planning). Nintendo UK has sensed the marketing opportunity here, and has been slapping up special Super Mario Odyssey posters on the London...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • UK
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Exclusive The Artist Behind Troubled Sega Mega Drive Fighter Paprium Speaks Out

    "I have been upset for some time"

    Remember Paprium? An incredible-looking Sega Genesis / Mega Drive scrolling fighter from the team behind the Wii U eShop RPG Pier Solar (which, incidentally, also began life on Sega's 16-bit system), it was announced over a y

    • Retro
    • Exclusive
    • Mega Drive
    • Sega
    • Watermelon
  • News Get In The Holiday Mood With Bandai Namco's Go Vacation For Switch

    It's nice on Kawawii island

    Long time Nintendo fans may remember Bandai Namco's Go Vacation on the Wii, which we weren't exactly bowled over by at the time. Anyway, it seems Bandai Namco has heard the demands for a remake, and the game will be coming to Switch on 27th July. In the game, you go on vacation to the tropical Kawawii island and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • 10

    Switch eShop

    Review InkSplosion

    No use crying over spilled paint

    Splatoon 2 and, to an extent, De Blob, have a lot to answer for. It seems that so many developers are attempting to ape the style that comes from splashes of paint spilling from a protagonist or vehicle. There’s a lot to be said for the visual style; bright colours bursting from a screen are always...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Inksplosion
  • News Johnny Turbo Heads For The Kitchen With Super Burger Time

    "Let's go out for a burger..."

    The fourth serving of Johnny Turbo Data East classics will be released today in North America (next week in Europe) and it's strangely related with President Ronnie's favourite take-out food. Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Burger Time was the first proper sequel to the classic 1982 original, and along with a welcome...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Waxing Apocalyptic With The Makers Of Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers

    A dystopian 'dillo

    Remember Dillon, Nintendo's rock-smashing armadillo? Nintendo hasn't forgotten him, and he's poised to return to the 3DS soon. Before that, we had the opportunity to talk about his new adventure with Kensuke Tanabe of Nintendo, the producer on the latest title, Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers, as well as Risa Tabata, the...

    • Features
    • 3DS
    • Interviews
  • Feature Hands-On With Playdough Platform Puzzler Semblance At BitSummit 2018

    Make yourself

    At Kyoto's Bitsummit indie games festival, we had the chance to have some hands-on time and chat to the developers of ‘playdough’ platform puzzle game Semblance, from South African developer Nyamakop.  The demo was all about the realisation of what was possible from one puzzle to the next, as the world and various platforms...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • Events Attending The MCM London Comic Con? So Are We...

    You could even meet Alex, you lucky things

    The MCM London Comic Con takes place between the 25th and 27th May at the Excel in England's capital, and as ever, there were be plenty of video game-related points of interest among the TV stars, merchandise and cosplay. Confirmed stars include David Harewood (Supergirl), Rosario Dawson (Marvel...

    • Events
    • MCM Comic Con
    • UK

Wednesday16th May 2018

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    Switch

    Review Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

    Third time's the charm

    When Nintendo first unveiled Hyrule Warriors, people didn’t exactly know what to expect. The company had seldom handed over the keys to one of its cornerstone franchises before, and the proposed concept was odd, to say the least. The final product was an enjoyable (if flawed) experience, and over the years since release,...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hyrule Warriors
  • News Domains For Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu And Pokémon Let's Go Eevee Appeared!

    New Pokémon ahead?

    Is there a new Pokémon game coming in 2018? That seems to be the hot rumour circling the franchise as we head for E3 2018 next month, and a new set of domains registered for the franchise is only going to pour more fuel on the speculation fire. Those domains, which were registered today, are for pokemonletsgoeevee.com...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Rumour Pokémon Switch News Could Be Coming In The Next Few Weeks

    The next evolution?

    One of the most hotly anticipated—and most mysterious—games on the horizon for the Switch is the next entry in the Pokémon series. Given the popular scope of the project, Nintendo and Game Freak have been quite cagey with information regarding the new release; we only know that it’ll be a mainline entry and that it’s due...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
  • News Yuji Naka Wanted To Join Nintendo After He Finished Working For Sega

    "I had this faint hope that I’d be getting a call… but it never came"

    Ever wondered what would have happened if Yuju Naka - former head of Sonic Team and one of the driving forces behind the success of the iconic blue speedster - had made the move over to Nintendo? Well, turns out that could have easily been reality. In a recent interview,...

    • Retro
    • Japan
    • Sega
  • News Okami HD Release Date Revealed For Japan

    Two versions available this summer

    Japan's weekly gaming magazine Famitsu has revealed that the Switch version of Okami HD will be released on 9th August. A limited edition, priced at ¥3,990, will be available alongside the standard edition (priced at ¥2,900). Sadly, there's no news on whether this special edition will be making it to the West...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX Is Switch-Bound

    Layton's on the case

    Good news if you're waiting patiently for a Layton-based adventure on Nintendo Switch - Level 5 has confirmed last year's Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy (which hit 3DS and smartphones) will getting a Switch port with an extra DX on the end for good measure. The announcement was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Fall

    More human than human

    When it comes to the allegorical relationship between artificial intelligence and the meaning of life itself, fiction has done a pretty decent job of marrying the two. From Blade Runner and Humans, to Ex Machina and The Matrix, it’s path well worn by many a piece of art. So is there space for a fresh interpretation, and can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • The Fall
  • News You Can Reserve Your Chance To Play Smash Bros. Switch At This Year's E3

    "Bring Your Nintendo Switch System for a Chance at a Collectible Pin"

    Nintendo has revealed that it is using a special reservation system to allow players to get to grips with Super Smash Bros. at this year's E3. The aim is to "shorten the time fans will need to wait in line" apparently, with pre-booked slots providing a "faster, smoother...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • E3 2018
    • E3
  • News Koei Tecmo Is Interested In Working With Mario

    Super Mario Warriors?

    Koei Tecmo is a name that may be a little more familiar to Nintendo fans in recent years, as it’s pushed out both Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors, crossovers between Nintendo’s popular franchises and the company’s Musou games. While there’s no news on what else the companies are collaborating on, if anything,...

    • Koei Tecmo
    • Mario
    • Hyrule Warriors
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
  • News Speed Brawl Is Bringing Anime-Style Victorian Fisticuffs To Nintendo Switch

    A 2D co-op, combat racer

    If you're hoping to combine a love of combat, racing and all things Victorian, you're in for a treat. This is Speed Brawl, a lightning-quick brawler that sees you fighting and racing through the dank locales of an anime-style London in an all-out bloodsport. Filled with armored brutes, vicious aliens, and outlandish...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Smash Bros. Switch Is Playable At Special Events In Japan Next Month

    Just after E3...

    Nintendo has revealed that the upcoming Switch title Super Smash Bros. will be playable at a series of events in Japan during June and July. The demo will kick off its Japanese tour at RAGE 2018 Summer, which takes place on June 17th at Makuhari Messe, Chiba. A week later it will be at Jisedai World Hobby Fair ‘18...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
    • Events
  • News The Latest European My Nintendo Rewards Include Discounts On Kirby And Wave Race 64

    Dr. Mario! Advance Wars! BOXBOY!

    A collection of new rewards have gone live on the European My Nintendo website, giving fans the chance to spend their hard earned coins on discounts for various Wii U and 3DS titles. This time around sees a celebration of some HAL Laboratory 3DS favourites, a splattering of love for some Doctor-based puzzle...

    • My Nintendo
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
  • News Choose Your Own Adventure With Warlock Of Firetop Mountain, Coming Soon To Switch

    YOU are the hero!

    The Fighting Fantasy series of adventure books are the stuff of legend - especially if you're a child of the '80s. This popular line of novels fused role-playing with thrilling stories and amazing illustrations, and has recently undergone something of a revival thanks to reprints of popular entries and all-new books. The Fighting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ice Cream Surfer

    Vanilla flavoured

    Stephen Hausdorff's zany comic returns once more to Nintendo platforms after leaving a bit of a sour taste on Wii U. No small feat considering Dolores Entertainment still completed this game’s production despite a failed Kickstarter campaign. But has the flavour (or lack thereof) improved since the previous serving? The sugar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Ice Cream Surfer
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Real Bout Fatal Fury Special

    The Real McCoy

    With a name like Real Bout Fatal Fury Special you might think that the game is an update of something else from the series, much like how Fatal Fury Special was the second game with extra bits. This, however, is its own thing, but although it's not an update of either of the other Real Bout games (and Real Bout 2 actually followed...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Fatal Fury
  • News Boxing Simulator Punch Club Aims For A Knockout On Switch Next Week

    "Train hard, eat chicken and punch dudes in the face"

    tinyBuild Games has announced that a Switch port of Punch Club will be landing on the eShop next week on 24th May. Developed by Russian indie studio Lazy Bear Games, and originally seeing releases on PC, mobile devices, and then 3DS, Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Fight For Your Right To Eat Sushi With This New Sushi Striker Story Trailer

    Raw thrills

    Sushi Striker is one of those games which could end up slipping under the radar of many, yet it's shaping up to be quite a experience for puzzle fans. To ensure it doesn't get ignored in the pre-E3 crush, Nintendo has released a story trailer for the title. Set in world where (gasp!) sushi is outlawed, you must step into the shoes...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • 3DS
  • News Chill Out And Unwind With The Joy-Con Flipping Power Of Zen Bound 2

    Rope a dope

    Are you need of a proper moment of relaxation? Are you looking to unwind after a long, hard day at work? Sounds like you need a game that's all about chilling to the max - enter Zen Bound 2, a sedate puzzling experience that's headed to the Switch eShop on 24th May. Originally released on PC and smartphones back in 2010, the game is all...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

Tuesday15th May 2018

  • Weirdness Someone Shaved Mario's Face And The Internet Cannot Cope

    Can't un-see!

    The devil makes work for idle hands, and in the case of Twitter user @november17, that involves painstakingly removing Mario's facial hair for kicks. A quite innocent use of spare time you might assume, but when the resultant image was posted on Twitter, things went a bit sideways. The post has - at the time of writing - been...

    • Weirdness
    • Super Mario
    • Twitter
  • Random Ariana Grande Has Recreated Her Single 'No Tears Left To Cry' Using Nintendo Labo

    Update: Watch the full performance here

    Update: Here's the full performance: Original Story: We've all seen how amazing Labo's piano is, but the sheer brilliance of this setup is going to get a wider audience thanks to NBC's The Tonight Show. Pop superstar Ariana Grande has recorded a segment along with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots...

    • Random
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Music
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Applies For A Whole Bunch Of Trademarks Including Star Fox, F-Zero And More

    Pikmin! Smash Bros.! Link’s Crossbow Training?

    After the rumours of Retro Studios working on a secret Star Fox: Grand Prix title for Switch flying around yesterday, many were left pondering the future of Nintendo's loved, but almost forgotten, franchises once again. If these new trademark applications are anything to go by, however, we likely...

    • Nintendo
    • Trademark
  • Rumour Retro Studios Has Another Project In Development Alongside Star Fox

    Though it may be in danger of cancellation

    One of the hottest pre-E3 rumours on the internet over these past few days has been the discussion over Retro Studios working on a Star Fox title that aims to play closer to a hybrid of F-Zero and Diddy Kong Racing. Indeed, this alleged Star Fox: Grand Prix sounds like a bit of an outlandish possibility,...

    • Rumour
    • Retro Studios
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ubisoft Is Now Hosting A Sale On The North American Switch eShop

    Want Mario + Rabbids?

    Out of all the major gaming platforms available, Nintendo has always been a bit behind in terms of the sales that it runs. The company generally seems to believe in the maintained value of its games well after their launch date passes, and the few sales that it does run generally aren’t all too competitive with the kinds of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Ubisoft
  • News Instantly Recharge Your Runes With This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch

    Rune for cover

    A new exploit has been discovered in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, one that enables you to reset your runes instantly, removing that frustrating wait for them to cool down. It effectively facilitates the power to cover huge distances by adding Stasis to an object - so as you're being launched into the air (as shown in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News You Can Start Building Your Nintendo Account Family Group Ahead Of The Switch Online Launch

    We are family

    When Nintendo revealed its plans for the Nintendo Switch Online service a short time ago, it mentioned that Family Accounts would be a thing; using this system, up to eight Nintendo Accounts (including Child accounts) can be linked in a group. The Nintendo Account website has recently been updated so you can start building your group...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Online
  • News Sink Your Teeth Into 15 Minutes Of Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon Footage

    Coming to Switch and 3DS soon

    If you've been missing Castlevania recently, then you'll no doubt have jumped up and down with excitement at the news that  Inti Creates is bringing Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon to Switch and 3DS on May 24th. The news was announced at this year's BitSummit in Japan, and during the event some gameplay was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Bloodstained
  • News These Unreleased Super Mario Odyssey Costumes Show Off Some Zombie And 8-Bit Threads

    Data mine field

    Hackers love a good data mine, with the naughty practice often revealing unreleased content or incoming feature not yet made public by a game's developer. One recent deep dive into Super Mario Odyssey's code has unearthed a set of costumes that were completed, but never officially released into the full game. These include an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario
  • Video Adventure Awaits In This Latest Mario Tennis Aces Trailer

    Luigi's got himself into trouble again...

    Nintendo has just released a new trailer for Mario Tennis Aces which showcases the game's Adventure Mode. In this unique portion of the game you're tasked with rescuing Luigi by taking down Wario and Waluigi via a series of special challenges which put your tennis skills to the test. You'll face...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Tennis Aces
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Keep The Beat With The New Taiko Drum Controller For Switch

    Drum up some hype

    Back in March, we reported on the reveal of Taiko: Drum Master - known as Taiko no Tatsujin in Japan - a rhythm-action game featuring tunes from both Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, and now Bandai Namco has unveiled the special Drum Controller that will accompany it. The controller, based on a traditional Japanese taiko...

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  • News Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo Coming 1st June With Reward For Taking Part

    Grab yourself a treat for the main game

    Nintendo has announced that a Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Online Tournament demo will be available to play at the start of next month, with a prize being given out to all participants. Running from 1st June at 3pm UK time, to 4th June at 11:59pm UK time, the demo will allow players to compete...

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    Review Suicide Guy

    End game

    In this uncertain time where mental health is more of a concern than ever, there might have been a better title for Chubby Pixel's Suicide Guy. Oddly enough, the title does offer a good description of the game, but it's not what it sounds like. Suicide Guy doesn't deal with mental illness or depression; rather, it's a wacky, slapstick...

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  • Video Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Will Include Single-Player Rainmaker Levels

    Now this was unexpected

    Nintendo has been treating us to several little glimpses of the upcoming Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2 lately, including a level where the floor gets destroyed as you play that was shown off last week. Now, though, things are getting even more interesting. The video above shows yet another new level type, where the player is...

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  • Video Can This Star Fox: Grand Prix Rumour Become a Reality?

    Captain Falco

    Rumours come, and rumours go, but some are just a little bit meatier than your average lump of hearsay and warrant a little more attention and analysis. The idea that Nintendo would produce another Star Fox game so soon after the lukewarm reaction to Star Fox Zero does seem a little odd, but there's more to this idea that initially...

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  • News PixelJunk Monsters 2 Is The Next Indie Getting The Physical Treatment From Limited Run

    Monster mash

    Publisher Limited Run Games has helped bring many indie titlea to the world of physical editions - including a recent collection including Mercenary Kings Reloaded and Flinthook - and it's now turned its attention to the monster-battling fun of PixelJunk Monsters 2. Due later this week on 18th May, the Nintendo Switch Limited Edition...

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  • Random Star Fox: Grand Prix Rumour Could Make One Of Star Fox Command's Endings Canon

    Race to the finish?

    The week got off with a bang yesterday with a rumour that Retro Studios is working on a Star Fox title with a racing focus. While we obviously don't have official confirmation that this is a thing as yet, it has led some fans to dig deep into the franchise to find any connection with the idea of Fox McCloud and chums racing one...

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  • News Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero Will Spin Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch This October

    Well, in Japan at least

    The toy-spinning action of Beyblade is going to make the jump to Nintendo Switch in 2018, with news that Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero is coming to the platform on 25th October. The only caveat is that's a Japan-only release at the moment, with a price tag of 6,280 yen attached. The game is also getting a special physical...

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  • Feature Nintendo Of Japan Stamps Its Mark On BitSummit 2018

    Popular Japanese hobby crosses over to unite indies on Switch

    As previously reported by the lovely Alex, many games from western indie developers are coming not only to Switch, but also to make their mark in Japan, which came to fruition under the new Nintendo umbrella 'Indie World'. A cute pixellated world exhibiting both existing hits and upcoming...

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  • News Streets Of Rage Composer Yuzo Koshiro Is Contributing To 198X's Soundtrack

    Five new tracks in total

    Legendary video game composer Yuzo Koshiro is creating new music for 198X, which is currently on Kickstarter. The 2D title - which is slated for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch release - mixes five different games styles, including shmup, arcade racer and scrolling fighter. It has a funding goal of £42,683 and has...

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  • Feature Having A Sneaky Word About FRAMED Collection With Developer Loveshack

    "It fitted perfectly with our style, mechanics and overall theme"

    Stylish and multi-award-winning noir puzzle games FRAMED and FRAMED 2 sneak on to the eShop this week as part of the FRAMED Collection, and while visiting Kyoto's BitSummit indie game show over the weekend, we had the chance to talk to the game's director and designer, Joshua Boggs...

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  • News New Splatoon Secret Project Is Set To "Shock The World" Just Days Before E3

    Update: Nintendo denies, then CoroCoro re-confirms

    Update: After news broke last week suggesting that Japanese magazine Jump teased a secret Splatoon project, which was apparently destined to "shock the world" just before E3, Nintendo commented on the matter to deny such claims. "Although we do not normally comment on rumors and speculation,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Feature Hollow Knight On Switch "At The Finish Line" Says Developer Team Cherry

    "We feel we share 'The Nintendo philosophy'"

    Team Cherry made a big name for itself with its atmospheric yet adorable Metroidvania platformer Hollow Knight when it realised on Steam in February last year. The game has since generated a huge amount of publicity, not only since its initial Switch reveal, but also since its delay and unfortunate...

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  • Rumour Retro Studios Is Working On A Secret Star Fox: Grand Prix Title For Switch

    F-Zero meets Star Fox?

    When it was revealed developer Retro Studios wasn't working on Metroid Prime 4 (it had, after all, made the previous three) we were left wondering what the Texas-based outfit would do next - apart from handling the Switch port of

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    Review Wizard Of Legend

    You’re a wizard

    Indie developer Contingent99 drops you straight into its game's universe in a way not many other dungeon crawling titles often would. With no conventional storytelling methods or tutorial system in place, the wannabe hero you control in Wizard of Legend starts out at the front steps of the fictional museum of Lanova. It's at this...

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    Review Battle Chasers: Nightwar

    Mana up

    Seven months after arriving on other platforms, and nearly three years after its Kickstarter success, Battle Chasers: Nightwar finally brings its brand of classic turn-based combat to your favourite ‘homeheld’ console. While this is firmly in the JRPG mold, it streamlines features and makes life easier for busy gamers who lack the time...

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  • Video The Inevitable Nintendo Switch E3 2018 Predictions Video

    Barely a month to go

    It's that time of year again, and E3 hype is still climbing, so let's add fuel to that particular fire by speculating about what Nintendo might be showing off in this year's Spolight presentation, or whatever they plan to call it this time. Some games are absolutely guaranteed to appear, such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...

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  • Rumour Datamined Images Provide More Evidence That Overwatch-Clone Paladins Will Come To Switch

    It's all stacking up

    New images found during a datamine of the latest Paladins update appear to provide even more evidence that the game will one day make it to the Switch. The game, a free-to-play hero-shooter that has often been described as an Overwatch-clone, has already been the subject of Switch-based rumours in the past, with various...

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  • News Wolfenstein II Switch File Size Revealed, And It's Much Bigger Than We Were Originally Told

    "We're gonna need a bigger micro SD card"

    A pre-order listing on the official Nintendo UK store has revealed the file size for the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Switch, and it's a little bigger than we expected. Originally, the game's eShop listing stated that 13.7 GB of free space would be required to download the title to your...

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  • Hardware Review SwitchCharge Boosts Your Nintendo Switch Battery Life Fourfold

    It's had a somewhat troubled path to market, but is it worth the wait?

    It's fair to say that like so many amazing crowdfunded ideas, the SwitchCharge hasn't had the most comfortable routes to market. After comprehensively smashing its funding goal back in 2017, the accessory – which contains a 10,000mAh b

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  • News Fancy Some SNES Classic On Your Nintendo Switch? There's A Hack For That

    A real 'virtual' console

    Nintendo's plans for retro games on Switch don't seem to include the Virtual Console, and at the time of writing the company is going to focus on 8-bit titles when its online subscription service launches this September. However, one hacker has decided that they can't wait for SNES games to appear on their Switch and has...

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  • Talking Point Could Sony Or Microsoft Release Their Own Nintendo Switch-Style Hybrids?

    Digital Foundry pops the question, and comes up with some amazing data

    Some of the Nintendo Life team were lucky enough to pop down to sunny Brighton a few weeks back, base of Gamer Network - the group of gaming sites with which Nintendo Life and Push Square are affiliated. While we were down there dodging vegan food stalls and resisting the urge to...

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    Review Animal Super Squad

    Our first slice of PewDiePie

    Why did the chicken cross the road? Well, in this instance, it’s more a question of ‘how?’ rather than ‘why?’. The chicken is nestled in a busted toilet that’s been kitted out with propulsion rockets and the road has been replaced with a dangerous menagerie of traps, bombs and barrel cannons. YouTube...

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  • Video Discussing What Took Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate So Long to Come to the West

    Slaying monsters in HD... in English!

    The news dropped recently that Monster Hunter XX is dropping on Nintendo Switch in the West in the form of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate; a borderline direct port of the 3DS version to guarantee compatibility. It's lovely news and no mistake, but why did it take Capcom so long to make the decision? We...

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  • News The Very First Guilty Gear Will Bring Heaven, Hell And Rock To Nintendo Switch

    Has it really been 20 years?

    It's been 20 years since the original Guilty Gear debuted on PlayStation way back in 1998, so to celebrate, Arc System Works will be porting it to Nintendo Switch. Yup, a game that's been resigned to Sony platforms (and naughty emulators) is finally coming to Nintendo, and we couldn't be more excited. The original game...

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  • News The NES Classic Edition Will Return To Store Shelves This June

    Confirmed for both North America and Europe

    We've known that the NES Classic Edition was making a comeback for a while now, but Nintendo has finally confirmed exactly when that will be. The company has revealed that both North America and Europe will be getting fresh stock of the micro-console on June 29th. The NES Classic was an instant...

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  • News Little Dragons Café's Limited Edition Comes Your Very Own Plushie Dragon

    Dracarys!

    Little Dragons Café, the new project from renowned game designer Yasuhiro Wada, is due later this summer and a slew of new details have emerged about this charming little curio. You'll be able to embrace your parental instincts and raise your very own dragon, a creature that will grow and react to your decisions and nurturing. As...

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  • News Alwa’s Awakening Will Magic Its Way Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer

    Hocus pocus

    Indie developer Elden Pixels has confirmed Alwa's Awakening, the 8-bit-style platformer that combines NES-era looks with modern mechanics, will be heading to Nintendo Switch in time for the summer. Originally unveiled in 2015, the throwback was initially slated for Wii U before the arrival of Ninty's new hybrid hardware shifted the...

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    Review Super Chariot

    Put your back into it

    The King is dead. Long live the King! His ghost, however... a bit of a loud mouth braggart. He will not be shutting up until his final request is granted: bury his coffin in a suitable catacomb filled with riches. After some wheels get attached to his coffin, it is up the Princess to push and pull the titular 'chariot' along...

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  • News Zelda Fans Can Finally Welcome True Form Midna Into Their Homes, Thanks To First 4 Figures

    Prepare your wallets

    If you consider yourself to be a dedicated Zelda fan, then you will no doubt be clamouring to pick up the seventh statue from the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Resin Statue line of collectibles from the artisans at First 4 Figures. This 'True Form' Midna statue will look amazing on your gaming shelf...

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  • Site News Switch It Up With Our Readership Survey

    Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

    We don't take it for granted that so many of you lovely people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better...

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  • News Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Hangs Onto Second Place In UK Charts

    Switch version has racked up 1/4 of all copies sold so far in the UK

    Sony's PS4 epic God of War remains the UK's top-selling video game for a fourth week, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch proves it has some staying power, too - it's been able to cling onto second place for a second week. That's pretty impressive stuff when you...

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  • News Take To The Skies Because 303 Squadron: Battle Of Britain Is Headed To Switch

    Dog eat dogfight

    With the likes of Skies of Fury DX and Rogue Aces shooting up a storm on Nintendo Switch, its clear Ninty's hybrid machine is the new home for all things dogfighting related. A fact reaffirmed even more by the new that Polish developer Atomic Jelly is planning to bring its historical aerial fight sim 303 Squadron: Battle of Britain...

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  • News Xenoblade Developer Monolith Soft Is Recruiting For Experienced Action Game Devs

    What are they up to?

    Japanese game developer Monolith Soft, the studio behind the Xenoblade Chronicles series, has begun a recruitment drive for "experienced staff in action game development". Translated by JapaneseNintendo, the recruitment post describes itself as being "urgent", with a Technical Artist (including modelling and animation),...

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  • News Cowabunga! Team Raph And Team Donnie To Do Half-Shelled Battle In The Splatfest Final

    Which teenage amphibian will get ALL the pizza on 18th May?

    The latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed Splatfest has been keeping us fans of Splatoon 2 glued to our Nintendo Switch consoles over the last couple of weeks, but the mutated event is set to draw to a close later this week as Team Donnie and Team Raph meet in the final between the 18th...

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  • Rumour Super Mario Odyssey Is Getting Some Snazzy New Snapshot Filters

    Let's take a selfie!

    If you're still playing through Super Mario Odyssey, then there's a good chance you're still stopping to grab a perfect photo opportunity in the easy-to-access Snapshot mode. When you do capture that memorable moment, you can apply a snazzy filter for added snazziness. And it looks like Nintendo might be adding in a few more in...

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