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TodayTue, 28th Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.1.0 is Now Live

    And what a change it brings

    One of the features of the Switch that has drawn a lot of positive reception (and perhaps a bit of negative, too) is the shiny, new OS that launched alongside it. Nintendo's track record in OS design has been… functional, to put it nicely. Though the software running platforms like the Wii U and 3DS was certainly...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Updates
    • Stability

YesterdayMon, 27th Mar 2017

  • Poll What Did You Think of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch?

    We have an inkling that you had fun

    Well, it was fun while it lasted - the past weekend brought us six hours of gameplay in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire. Thanks to timezones it's likely most missed a session or two, but nevertheless it was a chance to try out two new stages, an all-new weapon and various adjusted old favourites. We played it a...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Promises "A Big E3" For Nintendo This Year

    "E3 is going to be a major opportunity for us"

    After what was a bit of a muted E3 for Nintendo last year (bar Zelda: Breath of the Wild, of course), Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime suggests that the big N will be looking to make a major splash for 2017's event. Speaking to Fox News, the Reggienator had the following to say: E3 is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie
    • E3 2017
    • E3
    • 3DS
  • First Impressions Splatoon 2 - What We Learned About Weapons, Visuals and Controls

    A step up on Nintendo's latest hardware

    Over the past few days Nintendo Switch owners had a chance to try out Splatoon 2 in its first Global Testfire. There's no firm release date for the colourful shooter as yet, and much about it remains a mystery; as a result it's not unreasonable to wonder whether it was simply the first Global Testfire with...

    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
    • First Impressions
  • Competition Spreading The Nintendo Switch Love With This Fantastic UK Giveaway

    Consoles, games, accessories, the lot!

    You may remember that last Christmas we had a very special competition where one kind soul donated some amazing Pokemon prizes in the spirit of the festive season. To celebrate the impressive launch of Nintendo Switch earlier this month that very same kind soul has decided to spread yet more love and...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Kindness
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    Switch eShop

    Review World of Goo

    As goo'd as ever

    It's hard to believe it's been nearly a decade since World of Goo first glopped its way onto the then-new WiiWare service. A smart, squishy puzzle adventure from indie developers 2D Boy — with some of that team now known as Tomorrow Corporation — it raised the bar on downloadable Wii games and ran off with the hearts of puzzle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • World of Goo
  • News Taiwanese Report Suggests Nintendo Expects To Hit 20 Million Switch Sales In Year One

    Could it eclipse Wii U sales in less than 12 months?

    The Switch is selling briskly - so briskly in fact that Nintendo has doubled production in an attempt to ensure that anyone who wants the new console can get one this year. We're now hearing reports from Taiwan - where one of the console's key manufactures, Foxconn Electronics, is based - that...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch

    Review The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

    Bound for greatness

    Describing The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+ is no simple task. It's Edmund McMillen's follow-up to his first hit (which he co-developed), Super Meat Boy, which we loved. The two games, however, couldn't be more different. Where Super Meat Boy is more of a nod to the platformers of yesteryear, The Binding of Isaac is something...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • The Binding of Isaac
  • News ACA Neo Geo's TATE Mode Hints At A Glorious Future For Vertically-Scrolling Shooters On Switch

    Looking sideways

    When the Switch was first revealed several (older) members of the Nintendo Life team expressed the opinion that it would be utterly perfect for hosting old-school vertically-scrolling shooters when played in "TATE" mode - basically, when turned on its side so the screen is in portrait ordination rather than landscape. It would seem...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • News The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Holds Onto Top 10 Momentum in UK Charts

    1-2-Switch is still in the top 20, too

    When it comes to the UK charts covering last week, there was only going to be one winner to take the top spot - Mass Effect: Andromeda. Though Nintendo continues to labour a little in this particular territory, the most recent results bring a few bright spots. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The 3DS is Six Years Old in the Americas, How Time Flies

    It's still going, too

    There was a period, in the Summer of 2011, when 'Nintendoomed' was a theme as plummeting sales for the 3DS were interpreted as the end times. As always there was a lot of exaggeration, but there were valid problems too. At the time the Wii was losing steam, and following the phenomenal success of the DS family of systems the...

    • 3DS
    • New Nintendo 3DS
    • Anniversary
  • News Atlus Confirms Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 And Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey For 3DS

    There's life in the old dog yet

    If you thought that the 3DS was done and dusted now that the Switch is available, think again - Atlus has confirmed not one but two new RPG adventures for the veteran handheld. Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 and Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey are both fresh instalments in two of the company's most popular...

    • 3DS
    • Atlus
    • Etrian Mystery Dungeon
    • Shin Megami Tensei
    • Japan
  • Weirdness Nintendo Accepts a Real Life Cow Milking Challenge

    1-2-Switch just got real

    For some mysterious reason one minigame in 1-2-Switch has captured the hearts and minds of gamers across the globe. Of course we're talking about the cow milking game, for which our friends over at Tiny Cartridge did such a good job of capturing the delicious awkwardness of playing. Alarmed by this over-simplification of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Weirdness
    • Nintendo
    • 1-2-Switch
  • Video Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Development Team Talk Over Their Favourite Moments

    We all have them...

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game experienced in diverse ways by its player base. For some it's a dramatic story-driven adventure, for others it's a sprawling quest of exploration and finding the smallest details. Each player's favourite and most memorable moments will be different. Nintendo has now published a...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch

Sunday26th Mar 2017

Saturday25th Mar 2017

  • Video Digital Foundry Puts Various Portable Chargers to the Test With Nintendo Switch

    Get yourself 10+ hours of gaming on the go

    The Nintendo Switch battery, considering its housing within a small portable device and the demands placed on it by the system's processing, isn't too bad. With low-stress games like Blaster Master Zero you can realistically hope for 5+ hours, but playing a demanding game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
    • Video
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    Switch eShop

    Review Human Resource Machine

    Quit your day job

    Starting its life as a PC and Wii U game before eventually making its way to mobile devices and finally Switch, Human Resource Machine is the rare type of game that feels at home on almost any platform. This is due in large part to its unconventional gameplay, coupled with an adorable art style that lulls its players into believing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Human Resource Machine
  • Live Blog The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch - Round 2!

    Let the splatting commence

    If you missed your chance to play a bit of Splatoon 2 in the first session of the Global Testfire, don't despair - turn that frown upside down. The second session falls right into Friday night in North America (or Saturday morning in Japan and Australia). While sane Europeans get some sleep, have some fun splatting others...

    • Live Chat
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • Deals You've Gotta Catch All Of This Pokémon Merchandise

    Games! Plushes! Cards! Toys! amiibo!

    The Pokémon brand is on a all-time high following the release of Pokémon GO and Sun and Moon last year. Now that it's Spring time, hopefully you'll be out and about collecting the little critters and getting some fresh air at the time. Whatever kind of Pokémon trainer you are, you'll need to look at the part...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Deals
    • Merchandise
  • Video Nintendo Minute Shows Off SteamWorld Dig 2 on the Switch

    Diggin' Dorothy

    SteamWorld Dig 2 was chosen to lead off the Switch Nindie Showcase, broadcast shortly before the system launched. The original SteamWorld Dig was a bit of a breakout hit for Image & Form, of course - though the studio had a long track record before that 3DS eShop release, it has often admitted that the success of that game took...

    • Retro
    • Switch eShop
    • Image & Form
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Live Blog The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch - Round Four!

    We still think Spla2oon is a cooler name

    We're now on the home stretch of one hour sessions in the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, with this upcoming slot arguably the most convenient of the lot. It's all going down at 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET / 19:00 - 19:59 GMT / 20:00 - 20:59 CET. Let's get splatting!...

    • Live Chat
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • Live Blog The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch - Round Three!

    Let's go round again

    We're now well into the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire weekend with session three rolling around. This arrives at a nice early evening time in countries like Japan and Australia and late morning in Europe, so hopefully there'll be plenty of players. It all goes down at 4-4:59 a.m. PT / 7-7:59 a.m. ET / 11:00 - 11:59 GMT / 12:00 -...

    • Live Chat
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • Video Splatoon 2 Global Testfire - Check Out the New Weapons and Stages

    Alex takes takes the online demo for a spin

    As many of you are probably aware, the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire has had its first one hour session, with five more to come over the weekend. Though some were suffering a handful of disconnects, in general all seemed to go rather well. In any case, our resident Splatoon exper

    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday24th Mar 2017

  • Reminder The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Starts Today, With Two Arenas Confirmed

    The Reef and Musselforge Fitness / Barnacle Sports Club

    The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is almost upon us, running from 24th to 26th March; it'll be a nice chance to get hands on with the upcoming sequel. The weapons on offer will include Splat Dualies and "remixed" versions of the Splat Roller and Splat Charger, but Nintendo has also confirmed the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • Random Don't Try To Dock Your Nintendo Switch Like This At Home

    Might lead to screen scratches...

    Given how some Switch owners have found they are getting scratches on their screen by docking normally (though not necessarily carefully), the method shown above is not advised. Of course it's about as convincing as when old Biff Tannen tosses the Grays Sports Almanac to his younger self in 1955's Back to the Future...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Playtonic Removes JonTron's Voice from Yooka-Laylee

    Due to controversial comments

    In just a few weeks, Yooka-Laylee will finally release on all platforms with the exception of the Switch port, which still hasn't received a date. The game was a Kickstarter success—one fueled by countless fans—and popular YouTuber JonTron was prominent among them. Back in 2015, Playtonic invited JonTron to voice a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Poll Is the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire Boosting Your Nintendo Switch Hype?

    Nintendo goes early in comparison to the original's online demo

    When Nintendo unveiled some early retail release dates and windows, we couldn't help but ponder the gap between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. With ARMS still sitting in a vague 'Spring' window and a number of third-party retail relea

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • Live Blog The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch - It Begins!

    Featuring the Nintendo Treehouse team in a live broadcast

    Though it's yet to get a formal release date, we can now enjoy a bit of Splatoon 2 in the first session of its Global Testfire. Kicking off at 12-12:59 p.m. PT / 3-3:59 p.m. ET / 19:00 - 19:59 GMT / 20:00 - 20:59 CET, we'll have about an hour of play while the Nintendo Treehouse team will...

    • Live Chat
    • Features
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Almost One-To-One Attach Rate According To GameStop

    "The demand is incredibly strong for this"

    It's no secret that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the must-have games in the Switch's launch line-up, but according to GameStop COO Tony Bartel pretty much everyone who bought the system picked up a copy of Zelda BotW too. Demand for the hardware is still high too, with a restock this...

    • Zelda
    • GameStop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo of America Says to Check Retailers as More Switch Stock is On the Way

    "Busy Shipping" more units

    Earlier this week GameStop had additional Nintendo Switch stock in its US stores, but the units seems to fly off shelves almost as quickly as they arrived. Very much aware of the ongoing demand, Nintendo of America's social media team has sought to reassure those still waiting for a system. Additional stock is currently...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Here's A Closer Look At The New Cartoon Mega Man

    Blue's journey

    UPDATE: And the video is now blocked on copyright grounds. Nothing to see here, people! ORIGINAL STORY: The upcoming cartoon adaptation of Capcom's Mega Man has had a rather bumpy reception so far; the initial character design met with a frosty response when it was initially unveiled, while promo footage - later take

    • Videos
    • Mega Man
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Waku Waku 7

    Seventh heaven

    The Neo Geo was a system blessed with more than its fair share of one-on-one fighters, which is perhaps why Sunsoft felt it was necessary to take a slightly different approach with Waku Waku 7, the sequel to the rather more serious Galaxy Fight, which launched a year beforehand in 1995. This release not only allowed Sunsoft to create...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
    • Neo Geo
  • News Nintendo Switch Can Be Used On UK-Bound Flights After All

    But remains banned on US flights from certain nations

    There was a bit of concern recently over the fact that the Nintendo Switch was included in a UK and US travel ban on flights originating from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia. The ban states that smartphones must be smaller than 16cm x 9.3cm x 1.5cm to be taken aboard by...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Bertil Hörberg Shares Footage of His Next Game

    It may or may not get made

    Bertil Hörberg is a name that will be familiar to many Nintendo fans, as this one-man team is responsible for Gunman Clive and its sequel. Aside from the Gunman Clive HD Collection in 2015, we haven't heard anything from Hörberg, but he just recently shared some footage of the game he's been working on. There's no name...

    • Gunman Clive
    • Bertil Hörberg
  • News Has-Been Heroes Now Arriving in Europe on 4th April

    A small delay

    In terms of high profile Switch eShop downloads, Has-Been Heroes by Frozenbyte is one of the most notable arrivals in the next couple of weeks. Arriving in North America on 28th March, it's now dropped back a week - to 4th April - in Europe. It's not exactly a drastic delay, though the development team has released a quirky video as...

    • Switch eShop
  • News ESL Go4Splatoon Europe Grand Final to be Broadcast Live on 1st April

    Splatoon 2 exhibition match also confirmed

    Over a number of months Nintendo has been teamed up with ESL in a search for the best Splatoon team in Europe, a contest designed to boost the eSports credentials and popularity of the IP. There have been monthly events and contests at expos, and now we're gearing up for the grand final in Paris in which...

    • Splatoon
    • ESL

Thursday23rd Mar 2017

  • News Behold The Majesty Of The GameCube-Styled Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

    Born to Play

    It was only a matter of time before folks started painting their Switch Joy-Con to suit their retro system of choice and we have to say this GameCube-inspired offering by the talented guys over at Boss Fight Props looks amazing. In addition to spraying the two Joy-Con controllers and grip in the classic GameCube purple, red and green...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Awesome
    • GameCube
    • Joy-Con
  • Nintendo Download 23rd March (North America)

    Has-Been Heroes! Neo Turf Masters! Splatoon 2 Global Testfire! More!

    It's time for another Nintendo Download Update for North America, and this week brings quite a quirky and broad collection of games to consider. We have varied and interesting offerings on Nintendo Switch, angry squirrels on Wii U, a retail release accompanied by a few downloads on...

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Video Top Ten Weapons in Zelda: Breath of the Wild that Make Going Alone Less Dangerous

    It's dangerous t... oh

    With so many weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it's difficult to know what's hot and what's not without risking your own neck against a particularly angsty Lynel. That's why We've teamed up with Arekkz Gaming in the video above to bring you the top ten weapons you can find in the game, taking in account...

    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Top Ten
  • Nintendo Download 23rd March (Europe)

    Tomorrow Corporation Triple! Has-Been Heroes! BOXBOY! Nindie Sale! More!

    The new European Nintendo Download Update is upon us, but official details have been slow to arrive; our thanks to the lovely Daan Koopman for his help, as we've brought the details together through a mix of looking through the eShop manually and a German press release...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • News New Kid Icarus Awards Have Shown Up on My Nintendo in North America

    Sorry to keep you waiting!

    The Kid Icarus series is something of an oddity in Nintendo's long history; it hasn't received very many entries, yet continues to endure via references in other Nintendo games and media. Pit hasn't been seen in a new game since 2012's excellent Kid Icarus: Uprising, but there's always hope that we won't have to wait...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • Kid Icarus
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review NAM-1975

    Back to the nightmare

    As one of the earliest Neo Geo releases, NAM-1975 occupies a rather unusual place in the console's library. It's relatively well-known because it was the first glimpse many of us saw of the raw power contained within SNK's arcade (and home) hardware, but like so many launch titles it hasn't aged all that gracefully in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • NAM-1975
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '98

    The return of the king

    While many associate the one-on-one fighting genre with Capcom's legendary Street Fighter franchise, there was a point in the '90s when SNK was arguably at the vanguard of this particular game style. Its King of Fighters series became a firm favourite in arcades all over the world, with yearly updates satisfying the desire and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • King of Fighters
  • News FDG Entertainment Wants to Know if We'd Like Monster Boy on Cartridge for Nintendo Switch

    Well, yeah!

    It's a good time to be a fan of the good old days of SEGA consoles and also a Nintendo Switch owner, with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap just weeks away and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom also heading to the system. It's all a bit awkward with names etc, but the latter is also effectively a new Wonder Boy game, with original series...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Boy
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets A Helping Of New Content

    Lunatic challenges & bonus login

    For those still picking up their daily bonus in Fire Emblem Heroes, you may have noticed a few more gifts than normal from simply signing into your account; This is because Nintendo of Japan has been running a special Fire Emblem Heroes quiz over on Twitter. After fans successfully answered 5 questions regarding the...

    • Fire Emblem Heroes
    • Mobile
  • News New Sumo Digital Developer Diary Delves Into the Art of Snake Pass

    Less than a week to go

    Later this week, Sumo Digital's latest game, Snake Pass, is due to arrive on the Nintendo Switch eShop. With a soundtrack composed by the renowned David Wise, this inventive new title will aim to mix collect-a-thon elements into a game wherein you control a snake as it slithers across levels. It seems like a pretty cool...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snake Pass
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday22nd Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Fixes the Left Joy-Con Problem with a Small Piece of Foam

    So, it is a hardware issue

    One of the issues echoed by many Switch owners at launch was that the left Joy-Con was prone to connectivity issues when detached from the Switch. Naturally, this seemed to be a relatively small percentage of the userbase, but it was nonetheless prevalent enough that it seemed to highlight a widespread issue. Later...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Joy-Con
  • News Team Behind Wii U Emulator, CEMU, Makes Surprising Progress With Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Interest in dev's Patreon spikes, too

    During 2016 we provided a few status updates on CEMU, essentially the Wii U spin on the Dolphin emulator - in spirit at least. A team of enthusiasts has been working on running Wii U titles on PC, and results range from playable to sketchy; progress was certainly made, however. The release of The Legend of...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • CEMU
  • News New Electronics Ban on Certain UK and US Flights Includes the Nintendo Switch

    Can't let you do that, Star Fox!

    When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed back in the fall, part of the announcement video showed a Switch owner taking his Switch onto a plane to pass the time on his journey. This was obviously meant to showcase how versatile the device would be in a variety of scenarios, though a recent ruling passed by the UK...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Random What Happens When A Guardian And Stone Talus Upset Each Other In Zelda: Breath Of The Wild?

    A mega monster mash, that's what

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game that keeps on giving. We've already unearthed plenty of surprises ourselves, and a short time ago realised that you can use the humble Cucco to lay waste to your enemies, but the good stuff keeps on comin

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Random
  • News Ubisoft Wants Your Input On Future Nintendo Switch Software Support

    "Ubisoft would love to hear your thoughts"

    Ubisoft went big on the launch of both the Wii and Wii U, creating unique IP especially for the release of each system. However, despite making all the right noises, the French company has taken a somewhat restrained approach with the Switch; Just Dance 2017 was a non-exclusive launch title and Ubisoft's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • Editorial After The Bold Brilliance Of Breath Of The Wild, Where Can Zelda Go Next?

    Will we ever see another traditional Zelda outing?

    It's fair to say that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ranks as one of the finest video games of recent times, and is arguably the best title in the franchise so far. It has been showered with positive reviews and has contributed massively to the success of the Nintendo Switch launch; this is...

    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Features
  • News The Greatest Arcade Golf Game Ever Made Is Coming To Nintendo Switch This Week

    Fore-play

    If you've been enjoying the ACA Neo Geo series from Hamster then you'll be pleased to learn that we're getting another title this week, and it's a doozy. Neo Turf Masters originally launched back in 1996 and, without putting too fine a point on it, is one of the best golf games ever made (in our humble opinion, of course). Its large,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • ACA Neo Geo
  • News Nintendo Switch and New 3DS XL Lead in Japan as Monster Hunter XX Arrives

    Super Bomberman R squeaks past 50,000 sales, too

    It's Media Create results time, in which we see what's hot and not in the Japanese market. A major 3DS release from Capcom predictably storms to the top, while it's a happy 1-2 for Nintendo in the hardware stakes. Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) - also known as 'that new iteration that probably...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Says There is No Design Issue Causing Left Joy-Con Connection Drops

    Connectivity issues blamed on a 'manufacturing variation'

    When the Nintendo Switch launched there were some valid and frivolous complaints around it online - one issue that had a decent amount of credence related to the left Joy-Con controller. In some cases users reported connectivity issues, and naturally the internet broke it down to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Joy-Con
  • Editorial Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Most Accessible of Nintendo Switch Games

    Fun for anyone, defying series convention in the process

    When the Nintendo Switch Teaser Trailer was unveiled in October, my family were among many - seemingly - that loved the idea and the concept. My brother, who hadn't been in on the Wii U generation, was very much attracted to it and wanted one, while my mum is a Nintendo enthusiast in any case...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Atlus Reveals Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology For 3DS

    An enhanced remake of the DS classic

    Yesterday, we reported on a mysterious new teaser site from Atlus which pointed towards a new Radiant Historia title in development. The page mentioned that more would be revealed in a Famitsu piece on the 23rd, but it seems that the reveal in question has already been leaked online. The game in development is...

    • Radiant Historia
    • 3DS
    • Atlus
  • Video Here's Four Solid Reasons Zelda: Breath of the Wild has the Best Princess Zelda to Date

    Zelda Zelda, Zelda Zelda

    The Zelda series has portrayed Princess Zelda in an interesting number of ways, from the cocky pirate captain Tetra in The Wind Waker to the selflessly kindhearted Zelda from Skyward Sword, but none of them are as good as what Breath of the Wild has to offer, in this writer's opinion. If you need proof to this claim, make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Wonder Girl Is Joining Wonder Boy In The Dragon’s Trap Remake

    Gender equality and all that

    Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is out next month and we can't wait to get our hands on it here at Nintendo Life, and the news that our plucky hero is being joined by Wonder Girl makes the wait even harder. Lizardcube art director Ben Fiquet revealed the news regarding this fresh playable character via the PlayStation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Wonder Boy
  • Random The Classic Legend of Zelda Theme Popped Up in The World Baseball Classic

    It's a home run!

    The Legend of Zelda is just one iconic Nintendo franchise that's earned millions of fans around the world. The Triforce logo, the classic music, Link, Zelda - all are well known throughout popular culture. Baseball fans had a fun reminder of that this week. It popped up in the World Baseball Classic semi-final this week between USA...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Baseball
  • News Super Mario Run is Now Live on Android

    It's all in hand

    Now Android users that happen to be Mario fans can 'play with one hand', as Nintendo likes to say with regards to Super Mario Run - just make sure you get hold of a hamburger before you start playing. Previously announced for 23rd March - which it is at the time of writing in territories like Japan and Australia - it's gone live a...

    • Super Mario Run
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News ARMS Listed For June 23rd Release On Amazon Spain

    Late spring release?

    Since its first reveal at Nintendo's Switch presentation in January, ARMS has yet to be given an official release date. Stated only as Spring 2017, nothing more concrete has been announced from Nintendo to date. Now Amazon Spain has listed the extendable arm fighting game for release on June 23rd; check out the translated...

    • ARMS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video This BYE-BYE BOXBOY! Overview Trailer Shows Off the Clever Puzzles and Cuteness

    One final unboxing

    HAL Laboratory may be best known for the Kirby series, but it's a studio more than capable of applying its sense of whimsy to new ideas. The BOXBOY! series has done just that, and the third entry - BYE-BYE BOXBOY! - is now right around the corner in PAL territories. Out this week on the eShop (priced £4.49 / €4.99), the new...

    • 3DS eShop
    • BYE-BYE BOXBOY!

Tuesday21st Mar 2017

  • Guide How To Beat Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Hardest Shrine Quest, Eventide Island

    Survival of the fittest

    If you're trying to get all of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild then you may well have hit a brick wall with the Korgu Chidah Shrine, which lies on Eventide Island in the south-east part of the map. Set apart from the mainland and therefore quite tricky to get to, Eventide is the biggest and more...

    • Guides
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
  • News Nintendo Approached Cyanogen For Switch OS, But Was Told To "Stick It"

    "Switch is mostly custom kernel. They used bits of Android"

    Back when the Switch was known as the Nintendo NX there were rumours which suggested that the console would make use of Google's Android operating system, and according to former Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster, the Japanese giant actually went as far as to approach Cyanogen regarding its OS...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Android
  • Video How To Completely Avoid Scratching Your Nintendo Switch's Screen When Docking

    Don't dock it at all, basically

    While we've not personally experienced this issue here at Nintendo Life, there have been many worrying reports of scratches appearing on the console's screen when it's inserted and removed from the dock. One solution to this issue is a dock cover; another is to line the inside of your dock with

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News Nintendo Reveals a Lovely Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition

    amiibo details also outlined

    Update: Nintendo of Europe has confirmed a similar limited edition, but with the amiibo also included: Original Article: It's that time, dear readers, for the limited edition sweepstakes! It's that fun game in which Nintendo announces a really attractive special edition that'll probably be rarer than unicorn...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
  • News Don't Start A New Game Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild If You Want To Keep Your Save Data

    One save slot per user account

    Given how much content there is to discover in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it's likely that many of you playing it right now are still on your first play through. However, if you do decide that you want to start over and experience the whole thing a second time - but want to retain your existing save data -...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Seiken Densetsu Collection Announced For Nintendo Switch

    Better known as Secret of Mana in these parts

    Square Enix has announced that it is bringing Seiken Densetsu Collection to the Nintendo Switch this June. The collection was teased yesterday when the official Twitter account for the RPG series posted a short clip showing Seiken Densetsu 3 running on Nintendo's new console.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Seiken Densetsu
    • Secret of Mana
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Metal Slug 3

    Arcade anarchy

    As we write this we still await the Nintendo Switch Virtual Console, but courtesy of HAMSTER we have the 'ACA' Neo Geo range on Nintendo's latest console. These are essentially faithful ports, designed to emulate the original Neo Geo experience on modern hardware while throwing in a broad range of features and customisation options...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Metal Slug 3
  • Reminder Corrin amiibo is Still Coming, Yet the Wait Continues for Bayonetta and Cloud

    We're left with rumours and longing looks

    It's fair to say that, although its profile and sales have dipped, the amiibo series is still very much alive. Just recently there were multiple figures accompanying The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, cards with Mario Sports Superstars, and the upcoming Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia will come...

    • amiibo
    • Bayonetta
    • Cloud
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Coming To Switch, Wii U Version Deader Than Drac Himself

    "We are very sorry that it has come to this after all your support"

    The Wii U version of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has been cancelled, it has been revealed today - that's the bad news. The good news is that it's now coming to the Nintendo Switch instead. If you backed the Wii U version and are happy to have the game on Switch, you don't...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Bloodstained
    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
  • Video Let's Indulge in the 'Virtual Console' of Neo-Geo Games on Nintendo Switch

    Insert credit

    The Switch doesn't have a Virtual Console of its own just yet, but that hasn't stopped Hamster from releasing a slew of Neo-Geo arcade titles on the system. In the video above we take a look at all seven currently available titles including some shoot-em-ups, some fighting games, and... well, more fighting games.

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch
    • Retro
    • Neo-Geo
  • News GameStop Executive Believes Switch Sales Could Outpace the Wii

    Wouldn't that be something?

    At least in the short term, it appears that the Nintendo Switch is doing exceedingly well. Naturally, there are teething issues that come with any console launch, but the console is on pace to clear two million units sold in the first month, owing no small part of that to the incredible critical success of The Legend of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Sales
  • News Atlus Launches a Teaser Site Hinting at a New Radiant Historia

    Yes, please

    Relatively late in the life of the Nintendo DS, Atlus released a fascinating RPG called Radiant Historia which was quite well received. Borrowing heavily from Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia similarly revolved around time travel, with the main draw being that you could travel along the timeline and cause different effects which resulted...

    • Radiant Historia
    • DS
  • Video Nintendo's Fire Emblem Echoes Overview Shows How It Shakes Up the Formula

    Or reimagines the old formula, if you prefer

    Fire Emblem: Awakening was a title that helped to 'save' its franchise, and Fire Emblem Fates took those foundations and built upon them in a big way. With the FE series now well and truly alive and key to Nintendo's plans, as shown with the mobile release of Fire Emblem Heroes - there's now a welcome...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
  • Random Turn Your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Into A Knuckle Duster, Because Why Not

    Strike fear into the heart of your 1-2-Switch opponents!

    Are you fed up of losing rounds in 1-2-Switch? Perhaps you need this intimidating 3D-printed knuckle grip to strike fear into the heart of your opponent? It's hard to think of an genuine application for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Knuckles made by "The Engineer" and offered for sale at $25 in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Random
    • Joy-Con
  • Video Splatoon 2 Trailers Show Off Weapons for Global Testfire Event

    Ready to dual wield as a squid?

    With only a few days before the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Nintendo of Japan's YouTube channel has uploaded four videos showcasing the weapons you will have at your disposal during the event. The weapons spotlighted in the trailers include "remixed" versions of returning weapons such as the Splat Charger and Splat...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Treehouse to Host Live Broadcast of Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

    Time to gear up

    The Splatoon 2 Global Testfire is almost upon us, and Nintendo of America has now confirmed that the Treehouse team will be hosting a live broadcast in which they play the online demo. A similar thing happened with the equivalent for Splatoon, which certainly helped generate some hype. It'll be the first session that's streamed live...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Testfire
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Vroom in the Night Sky Update Adds A Magical Driving School

    Renewal the conversation data

    Vroom in the Night Sky was perhaps one of the less essential Switch eShop launch titles, in our review we praised the game for technically working, but on the whole we couldn't recommend it as it just wasn't a particularly enjoyable experience. Publisher POISOFT aims to rectify some of the criticisms of the game in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop
    • Updates