News - 2017, Week 45

Sunday12th Nov 2017

Saturday11th Nov 2017

  • News Digital Foundry Gives Its Full Analysis of DOOM on Nintendo Switch

    Impressive for a handheld shooter, but with compromises

    For anyone that's been following the game closely, it's no surprise to say that DOOM has some compromises in order to tick along on Nintendo's diminutive system. The fact it's there is impressive in its own right, but squeezing a current-gen game (originally released to critical acclaim in...

  • Hands On Watching Hulu on the Nintendo Switch

    Want to play GoldenEye on your Switch?

    One of the biggest criticisms early on with the Nintendo Switch was also admittedly one of the console’s greatest strengths: it just plays games. For some, this laser focus on being a gaming platform was a breath of fresh air; it does exactly what it says it will, and it does so exceedingly well. For others,...

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    Review Revenant Saga

    Irreverent

    Few systems have been blessed with the sheer number of RPGs of Nintendo’s plucky little 3DS, and perhaps no publisher has been as persistent in its contribution to that collection as KEMCO. It's brought more than a dozen titles — most of them mobile ports — to the 3DS’ eShop, alongside a smaller number to the Wii U, and now that...

  • News Nintendo UK's Official Store Launches Amazing 'Mario Christmas' Competition

    Free to enter for UK residents

    The season of giving is almost upon us, and it seems the Nintendo UK Official Store is getting into the spirit. It's launched a winner-takes-all competition with a lot of goodies in the prize, and it's free to enter for UK residents up to 27th November. As long as you're a UK resident (13 years old and over, guardian...

  • News Xenoraid Will Bring Its Spin on Shoot 'em Up Action to the Switch eShop

    Aiming to cater to more than bullet hell fans

    10tons has been extremely busy bringing its back catalogue to the Nintendo Switch, and has confirmed another title that's due to arrive soon - Xenoraid. It'll arrive on 17th November priced at $9.99USD (with regional variations), and aims to offer its own twists on the vertical shoot 'em up genre...

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  • News Nintendo's Updated Switch and 3DS Infographic Shows Off Winter Line-Up

    How many will you buy?

    We're well and truly into the silly - and also fun - season of retail game releases, as publishers scramble to claim a big slice of the Holiday shopping pie. Nintendo is in on the act too, and over the weekend its European subsidiary released an updated infographic that shows the variety of Switch and 3DS games we had during...

  • Random Here's Why SNES Shooter Phalanx Had That Weird Banjo Guy On Its Cover

    "Today it might be called a WTF moment"

    Kemco's Phalanx may not be one of the greatest 16-bit shooters ever made - heck, it's not even close to being one of the best shooters on the SNES - but it has become famous for having one of the strangest western covers in gaming history. Even at the time of release, people simply couldn't fathom what an old...

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    Review Monopoly for Nintendo Switch

    Should you take a 'Chance'?

    If you had to think of one household board game that almost everyone is likely to know, it would be Monopoly. The centre of countless family gatherings over the years, Monopoly is often seen as that one game that can get the whole brood involved and that everybody loves; that is until they remember how ridiculously long...

  • News Don't Hold Your Breath For Monster Hunter: World On Switch

    "We want to deliver the perfectly adapted game for the hardware"

    Monster Hunter: World sees the famous series return to domestic consoles for the first time in quite a while, and is considered by many to be Capcom's big push to make the franchise a AAA proposition all over the globe, not just in Japan.  However, the game's impending release on...

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    Review Morphite

    Reasonably fun-obtainium

    It is remarkably easy to pigeonhole any game one way or the other. Last year's No Man's Sky debacle highlighted the pressure on indie games and their creators from all conceivable angles, not least from an increasingly vocal, demanding and influential consumer base. Unfortunately, that particular game became a victim of its...

  • News Microsoft Wants To Reach Gamers On Rival Systems, Says Xbox Chief Phil Spencer

    Focus is on growing game sales and services, apparently

    Microsoft is about to launch the Xbox One X worldwide, the company's latest play in what has become an increasingly competitive hardware arena. The Xbox One has lost out to the PlayStation 4 in terms of global share, while Nintendo's Switch has seemingly carved out a whole new sector of the...

  • Guide Super Mario Odyssey: How To Get All Outfits, Stickers And Souvenirs

    All prices, locations, and unlock requirements revealed!

    Super Mario Odyssey boasts an enormous amount of collectables; Power Moons are the obvious one, of course, but there are many more things that you can try to get your hands on, too.  You will likely have noticed that Mario can dress up in a whole range of different outfits and costumes -...

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    Review Splasher

    Stay fresh!

    There’s no shortage of platformers on the Switch eShop nowadays, but that certainly hasn’t done anything to deter Splasher from carving out its own niche in the library. Created by some staff that worked on the likes Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins, Splasher works as a brilliant callback to that style of twitch platforming while...

  • News There's Plenty Of Retail Opportunity For Third Parties On Switch, Says Sold Out Boss

    "Nintendo does not exclude you, it just asks you to up your game"

    The Switch continues to sell like hot cakes the world over but amazingly we're still seeing some reluctant publishers, such as EA, playing the waiting game when it comes to supporting the system. As a result, Switch is given less shelf space within retail stores than the PS4 and Xbox...

  • Random Bask in the Nostalgia of Nintendo's Old Flash Games and Websites

    The curse and wonder of Flash

    The internet has evolved a great deal over the last 20 years, to put it mildly. There was a time in the early-to-mid noughties, for example, when Flash was a big part of online browsing. Sometimes it was used extremely poorly, but it was also a useful tool for making websites more interactive and interesting; naturally...

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    Review Monster Jam: Crush It!

    A giant flat tire

    Even to someone without an earnest interest in them, monster trucks are an awe-inspiring sight. The giant wheels, the loud engine and a gauche chassis upholding a crazily designed body scream power both literally and figuratively. It’s not hard to imagine wanting to drive one, jumping over destroyed cars and hills whilst the...

  • News DOOM Pre-Purchase is Now Live on the European Switch eShop

    Suit up, marine

    There are some heavy-hitters arriving on the Switch over the next few weeks, one of them being DOOM. It'll be fascinating to see how this one is received on Nintendo's system, and those eager to jump in as soon as it lands on 10th November may be looking into pre-orders. Just last week Nintendo of Europe confirmed that The Elder...

  • News Don't Rule Out Hearthstone On Switch, Says Blizzard Senior Designer

    "That’s absolutely something we’d explore in time"

    It doesn't take much imagination to picture how amazing Hearthstone would be on Switch. That large screen would be perfect for the game's touch-based interface, and when playing in docked mode you could use the motion-sensing Joy-Con to control a mouse-like interface. What's not to like?...

  • News Suda51 Wants Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes To Be Playable With One Joy-Con

    "I think the challenge is worthwhile"

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes was something of a shock announcement for Switch, but now we know it's coming the hype is most definitely real. We imagine the game will top many a Switch owner's wish-list, and the good news is that designer Goichi "Suda51" Suda is taking this project very...

  • Video Get Up to Speed With the Sonic Forces Launch Trailer

    Drama and fist bumps

    Sonic Forces is out on 7th November, and plenty will be hoping that Sonic Team's release will bring us the second top-notch title for the mascot this year, following in the footsteps of Sonic Mania. For those eagerly jumping in on day one the wait is almost over. To get people in the mood the official launch trailer...

  • News 1-2 Switch Update Adds Video Sharing Functionality

    Capture 30 seconds of cow-milking action

    Do you remember good old 1-2-Switch, the slightly forgettable minigame bonanza everyone bought alongside the rather excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? It went on to sell a whopping 1.37 million units, so it certainly found its audience. Even if like many of us at Nintendo Life you have grown...

  • News Pokémon GO's Raid Battle Roster Gets A Rejig

    We heard you guys like Metapod

    Niantic has surprised Pokémon GO players by updating the game's raid roster over the weekend. The most noticeable change is the fact that raids now last for 45 minutes instead of the usual hour. However, Niantic has also changed the raid roster around a bit, with some of the choices proving to make more sense...