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  • Guide How to Get Infinite Coins in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the Easy Way

    No actual racing required

    As much fun as it is to race around in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe it can take a seriously long time to unlock all those kart options through traditional means, and certainly if you ploughed through the original Wii U version you might think doing so sounds a lot like needless busywork. Well, thankfully there's a clever little way...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
    • Features
  • Guide Tips for Getting Started in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Get that early boost

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now here, and whether you're entirely new to the game or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the new title has some tricks to know in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods, but adjusted physics and mechanics in this Deluxe edition also mean that it's worth having a little...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Mario Kart
    • MK8 Deluxe
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    Switch eShop

    Review Kamiko

    Shrine Get!

    eShop veterans CIRCLE Entertainment have kicked off the Switch era with a bang, starting with the excellent rhythm game VOEZ and continuing with the colourful overhead action of Kamiko. Developed by Japanese indie team Skipmore — responsible for Fairune and its sequel on the 3DS eShop — Kamiko sports a gorgeous pixel-art aesthetic,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Kamiko
  • News New Splatoon 2 Squid Sisters Stories Chapter Reveals Drifting Relationship

    A kraken in the connection

    Nintendo has released the first full chapter in their Splatoon 2 themed publication, Squid Sisters Stories. We previously reported a sense of conflict in the prologue, but now it appears a different drift occurred in the relationship. The first full chapter in the story continues: The final Splatfest rocketed the Squid...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Squid Sisters
  • Video This Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Ain't Got No Time For Shrine Puzzles

    Skip to the end

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may be light on dungeons, but it makes up for that with loads of shrines, the vast majority of which contain a puzzle which must be solved before they can be considered complete. Some of these puzzles are actually quite tricky, but like so much of the game, they can be overcome by "exploiting"...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • Play The First Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Community Event - Here are the Rules!

    Get the tournament codes and details ahead of the weekend's racing

    Happy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe day! Yep, the racer is here, and plenty of us will be clearing cups, trying out Battle Mode and hopping into online races. Some of you may also recall that earlier in the week we started voting for community online tournaments, and now we have the results...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Play
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • News Quirky 3DS RPG Miitopia Lands on 28th July

    Restore the stolen faces of the citizens of Miitopia

    We brought the news earlier this month that the quirky 3DS RPG Miitopia would be getting localised for a Western release, and in today's New 2DS XL unveiling video it was revealed that the quirk RPG will be released on 28th July. It is now listed for $39.99 on Nintendo of America's website and is...

    • 3DS
    • Miitopia
    • Upcoming Releases
    • 2DS XL
  • News 1-2-Switch, Snipperclips and Super Bomberman R All Had Positive Launches on Nintendo Switch

    It's not just about Breath of the Wild

    Based upon March sales the Nintendo Switch only had one million+-selling game - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yet with 2.74 consoles shipped some other titles also clocked up reasonable numbers, something Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima highlighted in his recent investor briefing. First of all...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Outed By Korean Rating, Nintendo Release Uncertain

    Includes Mega Man 7 and the two WiiWare outings

    The Korean Game Rating Board has just issued a rating for Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, which will, according to the description, include Mega Man 7, Mega Man 8, Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10. This collection follows in the footsteps of the 2015 original, which was released on the 3DS as well as other...

    • Mega Man
    • SNES
    • WiiWare
    • Capcom
  • News Elliot Quest Arrives on the 3DS eShop on 11th May

    Rebuilt for the 3DS

    In Spring last year PlayEveryWare shared its goal to bring Elliot Quest to the 3DS eShop by Fall 2016; it may have taken a little longer than expected, but the retro-styled adventure game does now have a release date for the portable in North America and Europe - 11th May. We were big fans of the original release on the Wii U...

    • 3DS eShop
    • Elliot Quest
  • Poll What Do You Think of the New Nintendo 2DS XL?

    Out of left-field

    Yesterday we published an editorial chewing over some of the figures and implications of Nintendo's financial reports, with a headline point related to Nintendo's continuing confidence in the 3DS. Estimating six million hardware sales for the portable and a whopping 40 million software sales, we tried to consider how the company...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • 2DS XL
  • News New Nintendo Selects 3DS Games Coming to Australia

    New line launches 11th May

    If you're from the land down under and like saving pennies, then you'll be pleased to learn that four new Nintendo Selects titles will be added to the Nintendo 3DS lineup in Australia, with each game being available to purchase for AU $29.95. Below you can find each game as well as a brief description provided by...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Selects
    • Australia
  • News Dragon Quest "Bubble Slime" New Nintendo 2DS XL Revealed for Japan

    Releases alongside Dragon Quest XI

    Nintendo sure doesn't waste any time. Despite only revealing its new console to the world this morning, it has already announced a themed New Nintendo 2DS variant: the "Bubble Slime" New Nintendo 2DS. As of right now, the console is region exclusive to Japan, where it will be known as the New Nintendo 2DS LL. It...

    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Dragon Quest XI
  • News Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada Too Busy To Study Switch Hardware For Possible Port

    "We couldn't even buy it - it was sold out every time we went to look"

    Not so long ago we reported that Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada was "surprised" by the Nintendo Switch, a possible indication that he and his team had been frozen out of pre-release access to the new machine. With Tekken 7 arriving on PS4, Xbox One and PC this June, Game

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Katsuhiro Harada
    • Tekken
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Capcom Wants You To Know That It's Taking The Nintendo Switch Very Seriously

    Also has a "major" unannounced title on the way this financial year

    Capcom's latest financial presentation contains some pieces of information that should be of considerable interest to Nintendo fans. First up, the company is aiming to push multiplatform development in as big way over the next financial year, and that includes supporting the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Business
  • News Nintendo To Publish "Two To Three" Smartphone Titles Per Year

    Aiming to "maximize the number of people who have access to Nintendo IP"

    During the Financial Results Briefing, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima shared a few details on Nintendo's smart-device business model moving forward. One of the topics discussed include the plans to release two to three mobile titles each year, although no titles were...

    • Mobile
    • Smart-Devices
    • Smartphones
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Nintendo Reveals A New ARMS Character, And It's An Odd One

    "He can shrink and stretch at will with his elastic body!"

    Another addition to the ARMS roster has been revealed. We present to you Helix, who can be described as a shiny green amorphous blob, but Nintendo has opted to give him a better description, saying "he can shrink and stretch at will with his elastic body!" In his brief reveal trailer -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Video
  • News Surprise, Nintendo Isn't Hosting An E3 Press Conference This Year

    More information coming soon

    Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has announced during the Financial Results Briefing that Nintendo will not be hosting an E3 Press Conference during the event this year. This continues Nintendo's trend of opting for a digital presentation instead, while still maintaining a showfloor presence at the event. From the...

    • E3 2017
    • E3
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Gallery Here's What The New Nintendo 2DS XL Looks Like From Almost Every Angle

    Plus: Bonus lifestyle photography with child actors!

    Nintendo surprised everyone this morning with the announcement that it is about to release a new model of the popular 2DS system. Dubbed the New Nintendo 2DS XL, the console features a classic clamshell design, amiibo support and a MicroSD card slot, and is sure to keep the 3DS line alive...

    • Gallery
    • New Nintendo 2DS XL
    • Hardware
    • 2DS
    • 3DS
  • News New Nintendo 2DS XL Announced, Releases 28th July

    Surprise!

    Nintendo today announced a new version of the 2DS, the 2DS XL, taking the kid-centric handheld from its wedge form factor to the more familiar clamshell-style design of the 3DS line. The surprise new console releases on 28th July worldwide, with a US price of $149. The New 2DS XL also features dual rear cameras and a single front-facing...

    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • 3DS
    • 2DS
    • New Nintendo 2DS

Thursday27th Apr 2017

  • Nintendo Download 27th April (North America)

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Puyo Puyo Tetris! Kamiko! Tumbleseed! More!

    It's that time again, dear readers, for details of the goodies coming in the North American Nintendo Download Update. The headline is clearly the latest first-party blockbuster on Switch, but we also have a keenly priced puzzle gem and a few download-only options on the system. The Wii...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Nintendo Switch Smashes Target With 2.74 Million Hardware Sales in March

    Nintendo projects 10 million system sales in this financial year

    As expected Nintendo has published its annual financial reports, and the initial documentation gives some sense of how strong the Nintendo launch has been. The sales in March have surpassed expectations, though the projected sales for this current financial year are perhaps best...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is Still Due to Arrive in 2017, Which is Nice

    Now it's Switch time!

    Within Nintendo's Earnings Release for the Fiscal Year Ended March 2017, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 by Monolith Soft has been given reconfirmation of its 2017 release in Japan and the West. While no additional launch information, such as a quarter for release, is mentioned, it is good to see a popular open-world series not yet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • Nintendo Download 27th April (Europe)

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Puyo Puyo Tetris! Kamiko! More!

    The European Nintendo Download Update is live, and this week includes two Switch retail titles and the same number of download-only releases; tempting options all-round. The New 3DS gets a port of a previous Wii U title, while multiplayer shenanigans come to the now last-gen home console. On top...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
  • Talking Point As Nintendo Switch Looks to Rapidly Overtake Wii U Sales, 3DS Lives On

    Nintendo backs both systems, but needs improvement in mobile and amiibo

    As we await full publication of Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima's annual financial results presentation, early snippets from journalists on the ground in Japan suggest it won't pull up any trees. There's confirmation of unannounced games still to be revealed for Switch this...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Pushes Switch and Wii U Sales, 3DS Has Multiple Million-Sellers

    A breath of life

    The hit game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has sold around 3.84 million copies between the Nintendo Switch and Wii U versions, a notable cross-platform success considering the circumstances of a new system launch and its ailing predecessor. Specifically, Breath of Wild sold 2.76 million units on the Switch and 1.08...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
  • News Nintendo Beats Profit Projections as Switch and Pokémon Sales Lift Company

    Offers a bright outlook for current year

    As expected Nintendo has begun the roll-out of its financial reports, so far in the form of the formal documentation outlining sales and profit margins. In the coming days we should see manuscripts of President Tatsumi Kimishima's presentation and an investor Q & A. For now, however, we have a set of...

    • Nintendo
    • Sales
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • 3DS
  • News ARMS Secures Cover on Edge Magazine in the UK

    Can do any 'arm

    In recent months Nintendo has secured some solid print publicity for its major releases, including a substantial cover and set of features for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild through Game Informer in the US. Now the well-respected and popular Edge magazine - in the UK - has given prominence to ARMS in its current issue, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News Nintendo Remains Tight-Lipped On SNES Classic Mini Rumours

    No news is good news?

    2016's NES Classic Mini was a shock success for Nintendo, and almost from the moment it was announced many speculated that the company would, in the fullness of time, follow up with a SNES version. The NES Classic Mini is now officially discontinued, apparently because a SNES edi

    • SNES Classic Mini
    • SNES Mini
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • News Super Mario Run Close To 150 Million Downloads, But Has Earned Less Than Fire Emblem: Heroes

    Despite fewer downloads, Fire Emblem: Heroes has higher revenue

    During the annual financial results briefing Q&A, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima has pointed out a few details concerning Nintendo's hit free-to-start and free-to-play mobile games, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem: Heroes. While pointing to Super Mario Run's success, he noted...

    • Mobile
    • Super Mario Run
    • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • News Nintendo Veteran Genyo Takeda Is Retiring As A Company Director

    Ko Shiota gets a promotion

    Nintendo has released a notice regarding the impending retirement of 68-year-old Genyo Takeda, Representative Director and "Technology Fellow" of Nintendo. Takeda is one of Nintendo's longest-serving staffers, having joined the company in 1971. He and his team at R&D3 came up with many technical innovations during the...

    • Genyo Takeda
    • Business
  • News Pokémon Drives 3DS Sales Increase, With Another Six Million Systems Expected to Ship This Year

    3DS software sales totals expected to beat those of the Switch

    The 3DS isn't finished yet, based upon its recent performance and Nintendo's estimates for the current financial year. The system may be slowly winding down, but the extraordinary sales of Pokémon Sun and Moon, in particular, helped drive the portable's sales trends upwards and...

    • 3DS
    • New 3DS
    • 2DS
    • Sales
  • Video The Top Ten Best Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tracks

    According to Alex and Arekkz Gaming, anyway

    Well, if you want to know what this video is about, the headline sure clears that up. Our video man Alex has teamed up with his chum Arekkz Gaming to put together a top 10 list of race tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is sure to fire everyone up (and hopefully in a good way). This writer would...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • MK8 Deluxe
  • News My Nintendo Adds an Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers 'Calendar'

    It's actually just a wallpaper with dates on

    Buried within Nintendo of America's download update press release today was the following nugget on a new My Nintendo reward available in the region - a calendar designed with Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers in mind. My Nintendo in North America is offering a May calendar featuring the...

    • My Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Street Fighter
  • Gallery Kirby's 25th Birthday Is Celebrated With Special Events In Tokyo

    For he's a jolly pink fellow

    As we all know, Kirby turns 25 this year. To mark this momentous milestone, Nintendo has arranged various events in Tokyo which will run through the rest of the month and into early May. Two of them started today. One can be found in Ueno's Yamashiroya toy store and comes complete with cake and message board. As you...

    • Gallery
    • Kirby
    • Japan
    • Events
  • News Nnooo Considering Switch Ports Of Mallow Drops And Armed With Wings: Rearmed

    Currently being "assessed for suitability"

    Australian firm Nnooo is bringing Mallow Drops and Armed With Wings: Rearmed to consoles, and has stated that Switch versions are currently being "assessed for suitability". You can see the two titles in action below. Nnooo is famous for developing titles such as Pop Plus: Solo, escapeVektor: Chapter...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nnooo
  • Video Rapper Mega Ran Enters A Spooky Game Boy World In His Latest Track

    Take me to church

    Mega Ran - friend of Nintendo Life and nerdcore rapper extraordinaire - is back with a new video for his song "Church" which we thought we'd share as it's been done with a 1989 Nintendo Game Boy style which even people who aren't fans of this genre of music should enjoy. You might also recognise the sample from Super Mario World in...

    • Game Boy
    • Mega Ran
    • Music

Wednesday26th Apr 2017

  • Feature The Growing Pains of Curation on the Nintendo Switch eShop

    "Nintendo’s solution to shovelware is broken"

    After stepping into the new world of download gaming back on the Wii with its 'WiiWare' service, Nintendo was well on the way to embracing the medium. In some aspects it was a trailblazer with that first service, though tough entry requirements - combining policy and system limitations with rules such...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Nindies
  • Video Here's What's Inside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's "Impossible" Treasure Chest

    The one you were never meant to open

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is packed with secrets to find, many of which are hidden away off the beaten track, encouraging players to explore in order to locate them. However, one treasure chest has remained off-limits for even the most dedicated Zelda player. Located in the middle of a little inlet...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Mario Happy Meal Toys Now Available at McDonald's in the US

    Boost your tat and salt intake - Bowser approves

    Earlier this month it emerged that a new batch of Super Mario Happy Meal toys were coming to the US, and now the range is live. From now until 22nd May in the country Nintendo fans can get one of eight toys along with an inexpensive bit of grub at McDonald's. Each of the toys has a 'special...

    • Super Mario
    • Bowser
    • McDonald's
  • Poll Do You Think Call Of Duty: WWII Will Come To Switch, And Would You Want It If It Did?

    War is hell

    Today Activision is hosting a livestream event to officially lift the lid on this year's Call of Duty entry. After the last few instalments pushed the action further and further into the future, the company has decided to turn back the clock and return to World War II, the conflict in which the very first Call of Duty game was based.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
    • Call of Duty
  • News LAN Play in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Only Truly Suitable for Competitions and Events

    Everyone bring their adapter!

    Back when we published our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe preview, focused on the Battle Mode, we mentioned the presence of a LAN multiplayer option. It was notable because, while standard local wireless play supports eight players, LAN allows the full complement of 12 players that you normally get in online matches. We quipped...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • MK8 Deluxe
  • Feature What We Expect From Nintendo's Annual Financial Reports

    E3 teases, sales, an insight into the big N's confidence in Switch and more

    On 27th April Nintendo will publish its 'Fiscal Year Earnings Release' - understandably that phrase may not fill you with giddy excitement, but it's more interesting than it sounds. Typically these year-end results and reports, due to their importance and timing, reveal some...

    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Financial Results
  • News GameStop Confirms Nintendo Switch Stock Now In US Stores With Trade-In Credit Deal

    "Perfect timing" ahead of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launch

    As you've probably noticed, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out this week - the re-release / expansion has been critically acclaimed; as we argued in our own review it takes a brilliant Wii U game and makes it even better. It should in theory help boost Nintendo Switch hardware sales, but the system's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • GameStop
  • News Fire Emblem Echoes and Nintendo Switch Lead the Way in Japanese Charts

    Switch sales increase once again

    You know it's the middle of the week when the Media Create chart results emerge in Japan, and in recent times they've brought happy news for Nintendo fans. That trend continues this week, with a major release on 3DS and hardware positives to consider. Starting with software we have Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • Weirdness 35-Year-Old Review Of Game & Watch Title Octopus Surfaces Online

    Back in time

    If like this humble scribe you grew up with gaming magazines, you'll probably remember when the Internet really became easy to access and you found yourself straying away from these paper-based curiosities to online news and reviews. Considering that many of the web's biggest gaming sites were founded in the '90s or the "Naughties",...

    • Retro
    • Weirdness
    • Game and Watch
  • News Ratalaika Games Bringing 0000 And League Of Evil To Nintendo Switch

    Two more promising eShop titles on the way

    Ratalaika Games has revealed that it is bringing two new titles to the Switch eShop: 0000 and League of Evil. 0000 has already been confirmed for release on the 3DS but the Switch version is going to be a bit more special. The gameplay is based around jumping to the music and Ratalaika has stated that it's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Vivendi To "Accelerate Expansion" In Video Games, Ubisoft The Main Target

    French giant looking to turn around recent poor results

    French media company Vivendi is looking to make some key acquisitions this year to combat investor concerns regarding its recent mixed results, poor share performance and general lack of long-term strategy, according to sources which have spoken to news site Reuters. These sources claim that...

    • Rumour
    • Ubisoft
    • Vivendi
    • Business
  • Video Bask in the Giddy Drama of the Disgaea 5 Complete Opening Movie

    That music...

    We know that Disgaea 5 Complete will be a colourful, fantastical arrival on Nintendo Switch in late May, but for those new to the series we suspect there'll be some eye-opening moments. Take the opening movie, for example, which is about as bombastic as gaming intros get. Just check it out below, and enjoy that music. Nintendo UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Disgaea 5 Complete

Tuesday25th Apr 2017

  • Video How Well Does Virtual Reality Work On The Nintendo Switch?

    Virtual Boy Ver. 2

    Ever since the Switch was unveiled fans of the Big N have wondered if one day we might see a Virtual Reality headset released for the diminutively sized handheld / home console hybrid. We've explored many of the questions surrounding how VR might work on the Nintendo Switch, but still we could imagine Nintendo giving it a go one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • VR
    • Videos
  • News Gawk at 'Classic Sonic' Dashing Through Green Hill Zone in Sonic Forces

    Oh Sonic, you have us dreaming again

    It's a bit of an unfair myth that Sonic hasn't had good games in recent times, but a fair comment is that the mascot hasn't had many great games. Can Sonic Forces - coming to Nintendo Switch and other systems later this year - buck that trend? Well, we hope so. A bit like the concept of Sonic Generations, this...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic Forces
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Analyst Firm Macquarie Predicts Impressive Nintendo Switch Sales in the Coming Year

    And Monster Hunter 5, apparently

    After a positive start that's prompted some external sales projections and - reportedly - manufacturing to go up a gear, there have been strong early signs for the Nintendo Switch. Of course, firm facts and figures are due from Nintendo on 27th April with its annual financial reports, so we have little time left for...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Super Bomberman R Update Sacrifices Resolution for a Tasty Framerate

    Controlled explosion

    Super Bomberman R has, it seems, been relatively successful for Konami. Sure, some of us have been slightly mortified by its high retail price, but it was generally well received - we had a lot of fun with it - and is clearly popular enough to earn further backing. After all, its recent version 1.3 update has

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Bomberman R
    • Digital Foundry
  • Soapbox All The Video Game Magazines You Grew Up With Were Rubbish

    Japan had it so much better, thinks Ian Cortina

    All the video game magazines you and I grew up with were crap. We were robbed. Dealt a poor hand. Okay, that might be a little extreme, they were not crap per se - we just never had it as good as our friends in Japan. Sure, many a mag tried and came very close - Super Play immediately springs to mind...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Retro
    • Japan
  • News Fan-Made Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Lego Set Builds Up Support

    Block busting

    There are Lego sets for many of the media world's biggest properties, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter - and, via Lego Dimensions, Sonic the Hedgehog. Nintendo has thus far been reluctant to allow the Danish toy maker to leverage its IP, although it has allowed K'NEX Mario toys in the past. The chances of us seeing...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Lego
  • News New Nobunaga's Ambition Title Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

    Famitsu spills the beans

    Japanese publication Famitsu has revealed that a new entry in the popular Nobunaga's Ambition series is coming to the Nintendo Switch. More details will be revealed in this week's issue, but we know that the title will also hit PS4 and PC. Nobunaga's Ambition: Sphere of Influence has already been ported to Nintendo's new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News New Splatoon 2 Squid Sisters Stories Prologue Hints At Simmering Sibling Rivalry

    A ink-redibly foreboding story

    Nintendo has released a new prologue for the Squid Sisters Stories. The Squid Sisters Stories is an online publication, featuring "top-secret intel" on Callie and Marie, created to help promote Splatoon 2. The introduction goes a little something like this: One of our researchers monitoring the Squid Sisters...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Splatfest
  • Video Get Ready For Some Retro-Style RPG Goodness In This English Kamiko Trailer

    Brush up on Japanese Shinto beliefs

    The Western launch of retro-styled action RPG Kamiko is only two days away now. Priced at only £4.49 in the UK and $4.99 in North America, this looks like a winner for fans of Fairune and Fairune 2 on the 3DS Shop. To celebrate the lovely folks at Flyhigh Works have put together a promotional trailer which they...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Kamiko
    • Videos
  • News Super Mario Kart Started Life As An F-Zero Multiplayer Prototype

    Mario Kart got boost power!

    Super Nintendo launch game F-Zero was an impressive feat of development at the time. With its use of Mode 7 visuals it made for a compelling single-player futuristic racing experience that is enjoyable to play even today. It's a shame that the franchise appears to be pretty much dormant now with the last entries being...

    • Mario Kart
    • F-Zero
    • SNES
    • Retro
  • Video Developers Show Gameplay Footage of Minecraft: Switch Edition

    Yep, it's Minecraft

    Minecraft is one of those games that seems like it'll never go away; a new port is made for essentially every platform that can feasibly run it. Still, even if it's expected to be more of the same, Minecraft: Switch Edition is a hotly anticipated release for Nintendo's new platform, and for good reason. The Joy-Con will allow for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Minecraft
  • News Super Mario Run Version 2.1.0 Is Now Live

    Achievements! More Buildings! More Toads!

    Super Mario Run has been out for a little while now, on both Android and iOS, and while it hasn't perhaps been the home run that may have been expected from the famed plumber's debut on smart devices, it's still seen pretty decent success. Nintendo may have stated that major content updates won't be coming...

    • Mobile
    • Super Mario Run
    • Updates
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Adds Characters from Path of Radiance

    The strongest of the Heroes?

    Such is the nature of mobile games, we suspect a decent percentage of players have now moved on from Fire Emblem Heroes on mobile. For those still enjoying the game, though, new additions and campaigns have been regular occurrences; even better, they tap into series favourites that are otherwise easily overlooked. The...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Nintendo Confirms Splatoon 2 'Exhibition Tournament' for E3 2017

    Splat that

    With Nintendo due to reveal its annual financial results on 27th April, we're getting to the point where it typically outlines its E3 plans - well, Nintendo of America is teasing details early. We're hopeful of a big E3, and it seems a live event is on the cards - a Splatoon 2 'Exhibition Tournament' is coming to the expo. This makes...

    • E3 2017
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Indie Roguelike TumbleSeed Works Surprisingly Well as a Co-Op Game

    HD Rumble in the tumble

    Playing single-player games in a co-op fashion isn't a new idea for those playing the Switch, but most of the time it's monstrously impractical. That's not the case for upcoming Switch game TumbleSeed that employs its controls so simply that a Joy-Con per person is not only a reality, but it's a lot of fun. The difficulty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indies
    • Joy-Con
    • Co-Op
  • News Jakks Pacific Cites Splatoon 2 Toys as Part of 2017 Plans

    Toy maker highlights the launch of the Switch as a boost to its business

    Jakks Pacific is a brand that'll be familiar to plenty of parents, responsible for a range of popular toys including the 'World of Nintendo' range. In recent years the toy maker has continually refreshed the Nintendo line-up, with some 2016 additions including figures related...

    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Developer on How the Remake Began

    "We didn't really envision the reception to be that positive"

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap was an excellent recent addition to the Switch eShop, bringing a forgotten classic to new audiences with a shiny, new coat of paint. It was a passion project headed by a small team, and Siliconera recently got a chance to sit down with Omar Cornut—the...

    • Wonder Boy
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Japanese Clothing Brand EDITMODE On How It Began Working Officially With Nintendo

    Plus a tour of sleepy Kyoto and loads of gaming merchandise

    If you like video game-branded clothing then chances are you'll already know about EDITMODE, which - via its King of Games brand - produces some of the finest official Nintendo clothing available right now. In the latest episode of toco toco - a YouTube show which focuses on Japanese...

    • Videos
    • Japan
    • King of Games
    • Clothing
    • Merchandise

Monday24th Apr 2017

  • News Rainway App Promises 60fps Streaming Of PC Games To Consoles Like The Nintendo Switch

    "Practically any modern PC is compatible"

    Developer Andrew Sampson has revealed that his new app will allow console fans - including Switch owners - to stream PC games at 60fps to their systems. Dubbed Rainway, the app will run via a web browser and will be entirely free of charge to use. No additional hardware is required, just a GPU that supports...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway
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    Switch

    Review Puyo Puyo Tetris

    Switching up the Tetris formula

    Tetris is a classic almost as old as gaming, having first released in 1984 before making its first appearance on Nintendo hardware in 1988. Puyo Puyo is comparatively new, but has a legacy all its own. Back in 2014, Sonic Team got the idea of fusing the two popular franchises into something new, and thus Puyo Puyo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • News Stardock CEO Says Nintendo Switch Doesn't Need Third Party Support To Succeed

    "Haven't seen a lot of third party success stories" on Nintendo systems

    It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch has got off to a great start, with 2.4 million consoles reportedly shifted during March. Of course as always with a Nintendo hardware launch, a large list of third party supporters that claim they will develop compelling games for the new...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Tantalus Spent "Several Months" Convincing Nintendo It Could Handle Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

    "We are fortunate that we got that opportunity"

    Australian studio Tantalus Media has been around since 1994 and found early fame by porting Sega titles like Manx TT and House of the Dead to the Saturn, but more recently the company has gained recognition for its Wii U work, specifically the ports of Mass Effect 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and The...

    • Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Twilight Princess
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Director and Producer Leave Message For Fans in Official Guide

    "A desire to keep evolving and growing"

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been a critical hit, cementing itself as one of the best reviewed games of all time. Helmed by director Hidemaro Fujibayashi and long-time series producer Eiji Aonuma, the duo were key in the development cycle of the game and with that the success that followed. In...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Breath of the NES Fan Game Makes Progress, Plans to Survive Potential Nintendo Takedown

    "I don’t feel the need to be bound to BOTW’s exact structure"

    Since Nintendo showed off a rather neat 2D prototype that was used in the development of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's been tempting to fantasize about Nintendo releasing it in some form; it'd be an awesome potential surprise in the Expansion Pass, perhaps. There's...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
  • Random Some People Will Go To Great Lengths To Bring Pokémon Games Back From The Dead

    Never give up

    Like so many things in life, retro games often get better with age. However, if they're not properly cared for then they can fall into pretty bad shape physically - especially cartridges, which contain multiple components such as chips and back-up batteries. You might assume that when a cartridge reaches a certain state of disrepair...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
  • Gallery Medicom's Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Link Figure Will Drain Your Stamina Gauge And Bank Balance

    "Buy lots of things and build up your points, something good will happen"

    It's not out until the end of the year, but if you're a hardcore Zelda fan then chances are you're already scrambling for your credit card upon hearing the news that Medicom is releasing a Zelda: Breath of the Wild Link figure as part of its Real Action Heroes range. This 1/6...

    • Zelda
    • Merchandise
    • Toys
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News No, Axiom Verge Isn't Actually Confirmed for Nintendo Switch

    It's still '100% up to Nintendo of America'

    Earlier today a number of our readers tipped us off on a report that Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ had stated the game was 'in the works' for a retail release on Nintendo Switch. That wording wasn't entirely clear, however, as we wondered whether a desire to bring the game to Switch had been...

    • Axiom Verge
    • Switch eShop
  • News Infinite Minigolf Will Tee Up on the Nintendo Switch eShop

    Zen Studios has the balls to support Nintendo's system

    Zen Studios didn't always release every game promptly on the Wii U eShop, but the publisher / developer did back the system longer than most. It's evidently keen to stay on board with Nintendo, too, confirming that Infinite Minigolf will come to the Nintendo Switch eShop alongside equivalent...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Allows You To Ride A Guardian Through The Sky

    Sky walking

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the gift that keeps on giving; not only does the game contain enough content and secrets to keep Switch and Wii U owners glued to their consoles for months, it also offers up some interesting quirks and glitches, many of which are focused on manipulating objects for air travel. Riding a mine...

    • Videos
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Square Enix Has a Café In Tokyo, and It's Sold Out

    A fantasy filled menu, Chocobo parking extra

    It's been well documented that Akihabara has one of the largest clusters of game, anime and technology shops in Tokyo, the capital and largest city in Japan. You could spend from morning til midnight just walking up and down the many streets and shopping for classic games, new games, DVDs and Blu-Rays,...

    • Square Enix
    • Tokyo
    • Japan
    • Dragon Quest
    • Final Fantasy
  • News 505 Games Releases Showcase Trailer for Portal Knights

    Craft your adventure. Forge your hero.

    505 Games, well known for publishing such popular titles as Rocket League and the Cooking Mama series, has released a trailer for its latest release - the Keen Games-developed Portal Knights. The video explains the premise of the sandbox-action RPG whilst going into great detail, showcasing exactly what is in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Play The First Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Community Event - Vote for the Rules!

    Choose items, speed class and the good things in life

    Happy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe week! Ok, that's not catchy, but in any case this is the week that the all-in-one-slightly-revamped racer lands on the Nintendo Switch. Veterans on this website may recall, too, that the Wii U original featured in a few 'community play' events back in the day, a period...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Play
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Sunday23rd Apr 2017

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    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 3

    A Party Everywhere You Go... With Wi-Fi

    The Nintendo Switch is chock full of potential multiplayer gaming memories already, however one game with many more possibilities is The Jackbox Party Pack 3. If you're unfamiliar with the series, The Jackbox Party Pack is an exciting collection of accessible games that up to 8 people can play. It's quite...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • News The Legend of Zelda Custom Chess Set Now Available

    Take all my Rupees

    Popular board game manufacturer USAopoly has once again gone above and beyond showing its love for The Legend of Zelda series with a beautiful custom chess set. Taking its main inspiration from Ocarina of Time, the pieces all resemble the main characters - with Link as King for the heroes and Ganondorf as the Dark King for the...

    • Legend of Zelda

Saturday22nd Apr 2017

  • Random Switch Actress 'Karen' Embraces her Nintendo Meme

    "We're drinking Karen, we're having conversations"

    Many wonderful things came from Nintendo's first look at the Switch in a 'preview' in October 2016, One that nobody expected was the introduction of Switch enthusiast "Karen". In her debut she can be seen playing Super Mario Odyssey before being interrupted by her friends on the roof across the...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News 650+ Target Stores Get a Mario Kart Makeover in North America

    3.. 2.. 1.. GO!

    In celebration of the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Target has announced a Mario Kart themed makeover for 650+ of its stores in North America. From Mario Kart shopping carts to Mario and Luigi's heads as bollards (those massive and spherical traffic posts often seen outside the stores), Target is making sure everybody...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    • Target