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  • Guide The Secrets to Making Millions in Luigi's Balloon World

    It prints money!

    Luigi's Balloon World is a very welcome addition to Super Mario Odyssey, and has helped bring us back to the game after our painful yet brief time away from it. It's also a very effective way to make an absolute killing in coins, as long as you know what you're doing. That's why we've shone a light on the secrets of the mini game...

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Video
    • Super Mario
    • Mario
    • Guides
  • News A Normal Lost Phone Will Let You Snoop Through Texts On Switch Next Month

    Complete with HD Rumble support

    Narrative-driven PC and smartphone title A Normal Lost Phone is coming to the Switch eShop next month. Launching on March 1st, A Normal Lost Phone has you snooping through the handset of an individual called Sam, who has mysteriously vanished after their 18th birthday. To uncover the truth you have to rifle through...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide PAYDAY 2 Perk Decks - How Perk Decks Work And All Perks Listed

    Perky

    There are 20 Perk Decks in PAYDAY 2, and each of them provide a bunch of passive bonuses that help customise your character in your own play style. This guide takes a good look at Perk Decks to help you understand the system. We'll also include all perks in the game to help you decide which deck is for you. How do Perk Decks work in Payday...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Payday 2
  • News Be There On The Double As PAW Patrol: On A Roll Pads Onto Switch

    Pet rescue

    If there's a small person or two in your life - or you're unemployed and sit and home all day watching cartoons - then you'll probably have heard of kids TV superhit PAW Patrol. Well, Ryder and the rescue pups are getting their own game on Nintendo Switch - PAW Patrol: On A Roll - and it's set for release later this year. Developer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Two Free Legendary Pokémon Will Hit Your Nintendo 3DS System This March

    Mythical pair up for download

    Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have revealed that Legendary 'mon Heatran and Regigigas are coming to the Pokémon Ultra Sun and Moon and Pokémon Sun and Moon games via Wi-Fi distribution this March. You'll be able to download the pair via the Nintendo Network on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • Sun and Moon
  • Nintendo Download 22nd February (Europe)

    Here's all the new games and extra stuff arriving on the EU eshops

    Thursday has rolled around yet again, and with it comes another new Nintendo Download update. This week's haul is an impressive one, with triple-A ports, indie darlings, Neo Geo revivals and enough games in between to satisfy even the pickiest of player out there. Which ones will...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo Download
  • Nintendo Download 22nd February (North America)

    Every new game and piece of content hitting the NA eShops

    Hello, and welcome to another day of virtual treasures and digital morsels from the world of Nintendo! This week's impressive haul is a hefty one, and includes everything from the triumphant return of a video game icon, a platformer with a love of vocabulary, the usual glut of Neo Geo ports...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Nintendo Download
  • News Super Toy Cars Screeches Onto Nintendo Switch In March

    Micro machines

    We quite liked Super Toy Cars when it screeched onto the Wii U eShop back in 2014. If you missed it last time, then do not despair, the lovely folks over at Eclipse Games are giving you a second chance. Super Toy Cars will be powersliding onto the Switch eShop on 2nd March for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99. If you are not in the...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shake Off The Rust With The Latest ARMS Party Crash On 3rd March

    It's Mechanica vs Byte & Barq!

    It hasn't been long since the previous weekend-long Party Crash event on Nintendo Switch, and it looks like we're now getting ready for another. ARMS fans rejoice, because it's time to choose team Mechanica or team Byte/Barq as the Party Crash rolls in from the 3rd-5th March. Called 'Shake Off The Rust', the event...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
  • News You Can Visit The Little Dragons Café On Switch This Summer

    Yasuhiro Wada's next big game

    We've just got word that Aksys Games will be bringing Little Dragons Café, the latest tour de' force by renowned game designer Yasuhiro Wada, to the Nintendo Switch sometime toward the end of Summer this year.  Wada is most well-known for creating the popular Bokujō Monogatari series (published under the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yasuhiro Wada
  • News Cult Super Famicom Title Majyuuou Is Making A Comeback

    A second chance in Hell

    Super Famicom cult classic Majyuuou - and possibly the finest Altered Beast clone you will ever get the chance to play - is getting a reprint this coming April, thanks to Columbus Circle.  This 1995 KSS-developed horror platformer gathered quite a following thanks to its incredible pixel art, tight gameplay with...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Super Nintendo
    • Super Famicom
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    Switch eShop

    Review Superola And The Lost Burgers

    Run and don’t look back

    If the title wasn’t already a dead giveaway, Superola And The Lost Burgers is one big parody. It draws inspiration from dated internet memes, pop culture and even makes reference to classic video games in order to tell the story of a llama on a quest to recover hamburgers stolen by an alien hotdog race. Even if you find...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Superola
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    Switch eShop

    Review Premium Pool Arena

    Potting the black

    Pool games are never going to be the most evocative of experiences. When you're attempting to emulate a game mostly played in hazy snooker clubs and sticky-floored student bars, there’s only so much 'va-va-voom' you can inject into its virtual recreation. So when a game comes along with the words ‘Premium’ and ‘Arena’ in...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Premium Pool Arena
  • Feature 7Levels Has Its Finger On The Pulse With Castle Of Heart

    "Making games for Nintendo consoles has been our goal since the beginning"

    Castle Of Heart is a Switch-exclusive, hack-'n'-slash platformer where you control a cursed knight under the spell of an evil sorcerer, features lush, dynamic environments and a variety of weapons to collect. Sounds intriguing, right? Well we were lucky enough to catch up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • Guide PAYDAY 2 Skill Trees - How the Skill System Works and All Skills Listed

    Get paid

    A big part of the fun in Payday 2 is creating your own character build to suit your play style. There are a lot of skills too, and you can mix and match them as you grow in levels to further refine your character. In this guide, we'll explain exactly how the skill system works, how many skill points you can acquire in total, and how much...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Payday 2
  • Random There's Nothing Quite Like The Creator Of Sonic Doing An Impression Of Michael Jackson

    "Jackson had made all of it with his mouth"

    One of the most persistent anecdotes in the history of video gaming is Michael Jackson's connection with Sonic the Hedgehog 3. It's often been rumoured that he wrote the soundtrack for the game, having enjoyed a strong relationship with Sega during the early '90s. The story goes that when allegations...

    • Random
    • Retro
    • Music
    • Michael Jackson
    • Sonic
  • News Abstract Platformer Spectrum Will Be Wiggling Its Way To Switch Soon

    "Zen-focus platforming"

    Digerati and 3D Avenue have revealed that Spectrum, a platformer previously released on Steam, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch this spring. Spectrum takes away the regular platforming restrictions of only running along the ground, replacing it with a gravity-defying challenge full of bright and bold scenery...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Muddledash Is Set To Bring Fast-Paced Octopus Racing To Nintendo Switch This Spring

    Let's get kraken

    Yes, you definitely read that correctly. PQube and two-person indie developer slampunks have announced that Muddledash, an upcoming competitive party game featuring squiggly, squashy octopuses, will be racing its way onto Nintendo Switch this spring. The game challenges players to race against one another, squabbling over the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 1970s Crime-Inspired Action Game Milanoir Will Hit The Switch eShop This Year

    "A cinematic era of intrigue and lawlessness"

    Good Shepherd Entertainment has announced that Milanoir, a pixel-packed action game developed by Italian studio Italo Games, is expected to launch on Nintendo Switch in early 2018. Inspired by the wave of Italian crime movies released in the 1970s, Milanoir tasks you with sneaking, choking and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Luigi’s Balloon World Is Now Available In Super Mario Odyssey

    Time for a balloon fight

    During the last Nintendo Direct Mini, it was announced that Super Mario Odyssey would be receiving some free DLC in a future update that would be adding a new asynchronous multiplayer mode. Called Luigi’s Balloon World, this new mode allows challenges players to hide or find balloons in a thirty second window, with coins...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop

    Review Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus

    I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more Pac-Man

    In 1980, Pac-Man took the world by storm, introducing arcade players to an entirely new kind of gameplay style. The titulad pill muncher went on to become a universally recognised icon of gaming, while also spawning numerous sequels and spinoffs to the inaugural debut over the decades that...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • PacMan
  • News Bleed 2 Is Coming To Switch This March

    Tell me, do you bleed?

    The Switch eShop has played host to a wide variety of awesome indie games, one of which is the sublime Bleed. Developed by just one man, this run ‘n’ gunner mixes a wry sense of humor with frantic arcade action to produce a memorable and enjoyable experience, one that we highly recommended. It stood to reason, then, that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bleed 2
  • News Nintendo Switch Sold The Most Consoles In the US This Past January

    A rising tide raises all ships

    It’s interesting to think about where public opinion was on the Switch at this time last year. After the Wii U, people were skeptical that the Switch would be able to find a major audience, and the admittedly anemic launch lineup didn’t do much to convince skeptics that things would go over well. Fortunately, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Hardware
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    Switch eShop

    Review Typoman

    What are words worth?

    Would you say that you like the solutions in your games spelled out for you? In that case, Typoman is here to punish you for your careless use of language. This side-scrolling platform-puzzler spells things out for you alright. Its protagonist, antagonists, and essential level furniture are all quite literally made up of the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Typoman

Wednesday21st Feb 2018

  • Guide How Does PAYDAY 2 On Switch Compare To Other Console Versions?

    UPDATE: The Switch version is currently a year behind in updates

    UPDATE: Publisher-cum-developer Starbreeze has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch version of PAYDAY 2 is indeed outdated in terms of updates. In an official response to Polygon, it confirmed the port includes content up until last year's Most Wanted update. The firm says Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guides
    • Features
  • Random Nintendo Lands Itself In Hot Water With Norway

    "They have to follow the rules"

    We all love the option to pre-order games from the Switch eShop right? Very often the game can be downloaded in advance, so when the time comes for it to be activated you can get right to playing. The Norwegian Consumer Council has taken umbrage with the way Nintendo has implemented its digital pre-order system,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Norway
    • Random
  • News Panic Button Hints That More Nintendo Switch Ports Are In The Pipeline

    "We might have some other titles for that platform"

    We'd be willing to bet that before the arrival of DOOM and Rocket League, you hadn't heard of the developer Panic Button. This small company has become something of a household name in Nintendo circles thanks to its impressive work in porting these games to Switch, and it is currently hard at work...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Development
    • Panic Button
  • News Sega's Shining Series Returns To The West After A Decade Away, And It's Coming To Switch

    Rock on, Tommy

    Sega has revealed that its beloved Shining series - which began during the Mega Drive era - is making a return to the west after a decade away. Shining Resonance Refrain will launch this Summer on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC, and tells the tale of "sword-wielding Yuma and his friends as they fight the Empire."...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mega Man Composer Addresses Similarity Between Elec Man's Theme And Journey's "Faithfully"

    Manami Matsumae breaks her silence on plagiarism claims

    With the great news about Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2 coming to Switch being announced recently, we've got another slice of Blue Bomber-related news - this time going all the way back to the first NES game. In the world of games, a lot of minuscule things get dug up,...

    • Retro
    • Music
    • Manami Matsumae
    • Mega Man
  • News The Mummy Demastered Just Got A Large New Update

    Back from the dead

    We absolutely loved The Mummy Demastered when it came out last year, hailing it as another fantastic title in WayForward’s impressive portfolio and a lovely addition to the eShop’s lineup. That 9/10 score was well deserved, but WayForward evidently wasn’t satisfied with resting on its laurels, as it recently put out a new...

    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • The Mummy Demastered
  • Soapbox Switch Continues To Give Older Games A Second (Or Third) Chance At Redemption

    Ports can be a good thing, right?

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, editor Dom delves into the vast ocean of ports on Nintendo Switch and argues that bringing older games to the platform can relight the fire for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Switch Exclusive Platformer Castle of Heart Secures A March Release Date

    Prices have been confirmed, too

    Indie developer 7Levels has confirmed that its upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Castle of Heart will be released on 23rd March. A platformer that combines jumping heroics with hack-and-slash style combat, Castle of Heart features changing landscapes, weather conditions, and rich backgrounds derived straight from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide PAYDAY 2 FAQ - Everything You Need To Know About The Co-Op Heist Shooter

    Cash out

    PAYDAY 2 is about to join the Nintendo Switch's very small selection of first person shooters. But where this differs from the likes of DOOM, is in that multiplayer takes priority over single player. More importantly though, it focuses on co-op, which is an area in which the Switch specialises in. You'll play with up to three other players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Guides
    • Payday 2
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    3DS eShop

    Review SteamWorld Dig 2

    Diggin’ up a treat

    Image & Form’s SteamWorld franchise has become somewhat of a household name among the Nintendo eShops as of late, with games spread across Switch, 3DS, and Wii U gathering almost nothing but praise from players and critics alike. SteamWorld Dig 2, which is perhaps unsurprisingly the sequel to the rather wonderful...

    • Reviews
    • 3DS eShop
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Random AI Learning To Play Super Mario 64 Manages To Collect A Star

    "End of the world", etc.

    We've all played video games, and many of us will have watched other people play video games, but now the time has come to sit back and let AI do the job for us - and be surprisingly successful in the process! Kaze Emanuar, a modder who has dedicated an awful lot of his time into changing up the familiar worlds of Super...

    • Random
    • Super Mario 64
    • Mod
  • News Urban Trial Playground Is A Gnarly Bike Stunt Game And It'll Land Exclusively On Switch

    Prepare to pull off rad trick combos on 5th April

    Nintendo Switch might not have the addictive self-torture of Trials Fusion on its platform, but it is getting the next best thing - enter Urban Trial Playground, a Switch-exclusive, physics-based stunk bike racer with an added surfer/beach-setting twist. It's being developed by Teyon and published...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News EA Has "Nothing To Announce" As Far As Burnout Paradise On Switch Is Concerned

    Car crash

    A short time ago, tongues were set wagging by the rumour that Burnout Paradise was getting remastered and would - apparently - be coming to Switch. EA confirmed one part of that rumour yesterday with the announcement of Burnout Paradise Remastered on PS4 and Xbox One, but there's currently no sign of a Nintendo version - and the publisher...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • Burnout
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    Switch eShop

    Review Wanderjahr TryAgainOrWalkAway

    JRPG combat at the tip of your fingers

    Despite the game’s title, Workyrie Game Studio’s offering is not about 'a year spent traveling abroad, typically immediately before or after a university or college course'. Instead, it delivers a very compelling slice of JRPG strategic combat action, disguised as casual friendly by is cute graphics. But is...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Wanderjahr
  • News Legendary Shmup Star Force Forces His Way Next Week To The Switch

    Can you hit 16 shots per second?

    Are you familiar with the legend of Takahashi Meijin? The star from the lovely Adventure Island series achieved legendary status in Japan by being able to hit the fire button a stunning 16 times per second, a skill he famously demonstrated several times in the Famicom/NES home conversion of Tehkann's (later...

    • Star Force
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2 Makes A Splash In The Top Three In This Week's Japanese Charts

    But Bayonetta 2 charts outside the top 10

    The Japanese chart data is in, and it's a mixed bag of highs and lows for Nintendo this week. Splatoon 2, having hit the two million sales mark last week, crept into the top three behind PS4 remake Secret Of Mana and the ever powerful Monster Hunter World. However, the Switch port of Bayonetta 2 and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review Membrane

    Insane in the membrane

    For your consideration, the common housefly (Musca Domestica). For as long as mankind began to build houses, these tiny winged insects somehow always manage to find the tiniest openings to invade the peace of our homes. The genesis of Membrane is a story about such a home invasion. With an aforementioned flying tiny pest now...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Membrane
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Will Race To Theaters in 2019

    Beating Mario to the screen

    It seems like it’s been ages since we first heard that SEGA was working on producing a big-budget Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but production has very steadily been moving along over all this time. The last major news about the project was that Paramount had brought it back from the brink and would be handling the...

    • Sonic
    • Movies
    • Sega
  • News Paint The Track Red With Trailblazers, A New Madcap Racer With Co-Op Artistry In Mind

    It's developer has some ex-Codies talent on hand, too

    What happens when Splatoon 2 has a one night stand with futuristic PlayStation racer WipEout? Well, you'd probably end up with something remarkably close to Trailblazers, a new colourful racer that looks to combine a track-painting mechanic and a key focus on co-operative racing. Sounds...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Hole New World Is Jumping And Shooting Its Way To Switch Next Month

    "No tutorials, no easy mode"

    Mad Gear Games has announced that A Hole New World will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on 1st March. The game, which was originally intended to be released on Wii U following a successful Kickstarter campaign, is a 2D, arcade-inspired adventure that sees players jumping, shooting, and taking on giant bosses to acquire...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rocket League Is About To Get Supercharged With New DC Heroes DLC

    Unite the league

    Rocket League is the game that keeps on giving, combining incredibly replayable gameplay with a seemingly bottomless amount of new DLC and content updates from Psyonix Studios. The Switch port has received full support—with a performance enhancing patch even due out later this year—and a recent announcement has shown what comic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rocket League
    • Updates
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory

    Similar, but a bit different fighting thrills

    Nintendo Switch is not short of one-on-one fighting games, but here’s another ACA Neo Geo release anyway. Fatal Fury 3: Road To The Final Victory again provides the typical best of three rounds fighting action as you beat up a variety of people en route to an ending. Compared to previous instalment...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • Anniversary It's Been 25 Years Since Star Fox Barrel Rolled Onto Super Nintendo

    "Doesn't time FLY when you're having fun making games!"

    Good old Dylan Cuthbert. He's gone on to bring so many video game delights to the world with Q-Games, but whenever he gets a chance to tweet about the original Super Nintendo Star Fox - a game he was the lead coder of - he jumps on it. It's hard to believe it's been a quarter...

    • Anniversaries
    • Star Fox
    • SNES
  • News Fear The Dark (And Everything In It) As Those Who Remain Stalks Onto Switch

    More horror tales, on the go

    Horror has found a new home, and it's got Joy-Cons, HD Rumble and a penchant for carrying scary games around in handheld mode. Yes, games that make you leap out of your skin are all headed to Nintendo Switch and Those That Remain looks to keep that fear-inducing trend on track. Set in the fictional US town of Dormont,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sengoku 2 Arrives Next Week, Marking A Year's Worth of Neo Geo Ports On Switch

    Severe cases of split personality ahead

    Next week a rather unique feat will be accomplished by HAMSTER: the company has managed to release a Neo Geo game every single week for an entire year! You read that correctly, Nintendo Switch's first anniversary is coming up fast and there will be no less than 56 Neo Geo games available on the system! If you...

    • Neo Geo
    • SNK
    • Hamster
    • ACA
    • Arcade Archives
  • News EGX Takes Its First Steps Outside The UK With Berlin Event

    Ich bin ein Berliner

    EGX is the UK's biggest consumer games event and something we at Nintendo Life have been proud to be a part of in recent years. Now, organiser Gamer Network has confirmed that the show will be stepping out of its UK comfort zone for the first time this year and striding confidently into mainline Europe.  Say hello to EGX...

    • EGX
    • EGX Berlin 2018
    • Events

Tuesday20th Feb 2018

  • News Nintendo Changes Requirements For Its Controversial YouTube Creators Program

    *coin sound*

    There’s been lots of noise made about how Nintendo treats its fans in the video production world, with many decrying its arguably unfair rules against content creators. Those who produce videos about Nintendo content must subscribe to the program in order to receive a cut of the advertising revenue, and now a new rule change has...

    • Nintendo
    • YouTube
  • Feature Getting The Best Picture Out Of Your Nintendo 64: The RGB Edition

    Soupy visuals, begone!

    You'll have to forgive us, but we're a little obsessed with getting the best picture quality out of dusty old game hardware here at Nintendo Life. Those of you with long memories may recall our early experiments with upscaling and scanline-generating devices many years ago, and more recently we've looked at the benefit of HDMI...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • N64
  • News New DOOM Update Adds Motion Controls On Nintendo Switch

    Hell has never been so accessible

    Released towards the end of last year, DOOM was one of the more surprising, yet extremely welcome, additions to the Switch's early library - so much so that it starred in our most memorable games of 2017 feature. To add to the game's rather ferocious impact on Nintendo's hybrid console, publisher Bethesda has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DOOM
    • Updates
  • News The Platform-Unifying Minecraft: Bedrock Edition Looks Like A Chip Off The Old Block

    Crafting on Switch gets an upgrade

    Unless you've been hibernating for the last few months, you'll know Microsoft and Swedish developer Mojang is hard at work on what they're calling the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, a post-Better Together Update revamp that will unify the PC version, the Xbox versions and the all the Pocket Editions (including...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Duck Game Is Set To Make A Splash On Nintendo Switch

    More details still to come

    A new blog post from Landon Podbielski, the developer behind the multiplayer action release Duck Game, has confirmed that the title is headed to Nintendo Switch. Originally released on OUYA back in 2014, with more recent ports to Steam and PS4, the title was actually very briefly included in last February's Nindies...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo On How It Views Indie and AAA Games

    All games are created equal

    The Nintendo Switch has been a runaway success, smashing sales records and bringing Nintendo back from the brink after the Wii U. Even so, the argument of AAA game releases vs. indies is still ongoing, with some saying that the Switch has too many indies and not enough AAA games to be considered competitive with the Xbox...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindie
  • News Hackers Turn The Nintendo Switch Into A Functioning Linux Tablet

    "Code execution is all the rage these days, but can your Switch do this?"

    Nintendo's reputation for fighting hackers every step of the way in commendable, but it would seem that by pairing itself with tech giant Nvidia - whose Tegra silicon powers the console - the Japanese giant is going have to accept that things aren't as nailed-down as they used...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hacking
  • News Spanish Retailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for Switch, Fuels Rumours

    Crate expectations

    With rumours flying about a remastered Spyro The Dragon trilogy is coming to Switch some time in the future, there are also persistent whispers that the other colourful mascot from PlayStation's early years is also Switch-bound. Yes, of course we mean Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and a new listing on a Spanish online retailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • rumour
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    Switch eShop

    Review Aqua Kitty UDX

    Pawsitively awesome

    It's nice when you play a game that's focused on delivering one thing, and delivering that thing well, as opposed to a more ambitious vision that's never realized. Aqua Kitty UDX is the perfect example of this, presenting a straightforward gameplay style that's wholly unoriginal, but also extremely polished. It's an absolute...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aqua Kitty UDX
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    Switch eShop

    Review Pool Billiard

    First round exit

    There has been a surprising amount of pool-based games released onto the Nintendo eShop as of late, hasn’t there? We have the simply named Pool, which looks to be giving Tennis a run for its money in the award for most generic title of 2018, as well as Premium Pool Arena that looks to add a fair amount of customisation into the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pool Billiard
  • Video What's It Like To Play DOOM With Motion Controls, Then?

    Alex finds out, using science (kinda)

    DOOM was updated today with motion control support, bringing Splatoon 2-style aiming to one of the most impressive technical showcases on Switch. This significant update has caught the attention of quite a few Switch owners, and if you've previously passed on purchasing the game, it could be the selling point...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • DOOM
  • News Mario's Very Own Encylopedia Will Leap Onto Book Shelves This October

    But no Super Mario Odyssey...

    Having scored a hat trick with its Zelda-themed reference books (Hyrule Historia, the Zelda Encyclopedia and Arts & Artifacts), Dark Horse Publishing is pinning its hopes on another Nintendo icon with a new guide on all things Mario-related. The Super Mario Encyclopedia will cover 30 years of the plumber's...

    • Guides
    • Mario
    • Zelda
  • News The Lost Child Is Bringing Cthulhu-Inspired Demons To Switch This Year

    A legendary battle arrives this summer

    NIS America is bringing its epic RPG The Lost Child to Nintendo Switch this Summer, it has been revealed. The title features a "Cthulhu-inspired menagerie of angels, demons and everything in between" according to the official PR, and will also be hitting PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. If you're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Arena Shooter At Sundown Will Plunge The Switch Into Darkness This Spring

    "A deathmatch in the dark"

    Publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with indie developer Mild Beast Games, has announced that the top-down, shoot 'em up game At Sundown will be releasing on Nintendo Switch this spring. At Sundown is a stealth-based arena shooter where four players can compete in online and local deathmatch games. Action takes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder Will Devastate The Switch eShop Soon

    More dangerous than a paper cut!

    We quite liked Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder when it popped up on WiiWare way back in 2011. Our reviewer at the time, Zach boldly stated it was, "Not the worst game ever," - a claim which we still stand by. Polish developer iFun4All - which recently released Serial Cleaner,

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Rumour A Second Toy Maker Says A New Sonic Racing Game Really Is Revving Its Engines

    The evidence is mounting...

    One of many hot rumours floating about right now centres around developer Sumo Digital and the purported return of Sonic The Hedgehog in vehicle racing form. As well as suggestions that it'll be entirely focused on the blue marsupial, a second toy maker has come forward with a new toyline tied to an upcoming Sonic racing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video This Homemade Pikmin Adventure Is A Veritable Winter Wonderland

    A proper Pikmin tribute

    While Pikmin 4  continues to pickle and bubble away behind closed Nintendo doors, there's still plenty of fan love for the oddball series among fans. Longtime Nintendo-based YouTuber and animator Josh Thomas is one of those fans, and he's produced his own fair share of convincing tributes in the past (including...

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  • News Retro Shmup Kyogeki Quartet Fighters Blasts Onto The Japanese Switch eShop This Week

    Complete with music from famous Japanese composers

    Japanese developer Happymeal is bringing retro-style shooter Kyogeki Quartet Fighters to Switch next week, it has been revealed. The news comes in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, which lists a Nintendo eShop release for February 22nd, with a cost of 1,389 Yen. The game allows up to...

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  • News Get Your Thinking Caps On For Membrane On Switch

    Build, bend and break your world

    We love a good puzzler here at Nintendo Life and our resident reviewer and MSU1 expert Shiryu assures us that this is shaping up to be pretty darn good. Membrane by developer Perfect Hat is a creative-action puzzle game in which you build, bend and break the world around you while experimenting to create...

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Monday19th Feb 2018

  • News The Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 Are Headed To Switch On 22nd May

    There's even a rad retail version, too

    Mega Man is celebrating his 30th anniversary in style. First there's news of a MM-themed bike and range of ride wear, and now the biggie - confirmation that Mega Man Legacy Collection (which previously appeared on 3DS in 2016) and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 will launch on Nintendo Swi

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  • News The Nintendo Switch Online Prices For Those Playing Down Under Are Finally In

    NZ gamers will be paying slightly more, though

    Nintendo Switch Online is only seven months away, and we're slowly starting to see the prices plans for each region. Now it's the turn of the service's planned launch in Australia and New Zealand, and the prices for both countries have been revealed. A one-month membership in Australia will cost...

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  • News New RiME Patch Addresses A Multitude Of Sins On Switch

    But has it come too late?

    When we reviewed RiME a short time ago, we lamented the fact that the Switch port had so many issues. From the muddy visuals to the often appalling frame rate, the Nintendo port was a bit of a mess - something that was hard to swallow after the long wait for the game's release. A patch was promised which would fix many of...

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  • News Heavy FIFA 18 Switch Discount Sends The Footie Franchise to Number One in The UK Charts

    And Bayonetta 2 performs some chart magic

    Last week's UK chart data is in, and it was a great run for FIFA 18 with the combined formats chart showing the footie simulator surging back into first place thanks to a heavy discount on the Nintendo Switch version. Combined with the other formats, the annual instalment held off Kingdom Come:...

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    Switch

    Review Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame

    Riding hard or hardly riding?

    Like the name indicates this is the officially licensed game for Monster Energy Supercross so if you happen to be a fan of the sport feel free to bump the final score by one whole point since you will probably get more out of this one than the average Switch owner. The game does a good job portraying racers, bikes and...

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  • Random Funko Is Confused About Whether Or Not It's Licenced To Make Earthbound Merch

    Pop-up shop?

    If you're a fan of pop culture collectables then chances are you'll already been aware of Funko's line of big-headed figures, known as Pop! This series of successful toys has covered a wide range of media, including TV, movies, comics, cartoons and - of course - video games. The company has just released a Strider Hiryu figure for...

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  • News Super-Tough Platformer OkunoKa Has Been Announced For Nintendo Switch

    "Heroes don't die, they respawn"

    Luce Games has announced that its upcoming platformer OkunoKa will be arriving on Nintendo Switch later this year. OkunoKa is a 2D 'masocore' platform game, a genre that commonly tests players to the limit with frustratingly difficult platforming sections mixed with fast respawns and hectic gameplay action. The...

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  • News Full-Scale Development Of Shin Megami Tensei V Has Finally Begun

    "I feel that the production staff has come together considerably"

    Shin Megami Tensei V has now entered "full-scale development", according to producer Kazuyuki Yamai. Despite the fact that the game was announced some time ago, the project hasn't hit its stride until very recently, as Yamai explains to 4Gamer:

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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review 2020 Super Baseball

    Baseball with a twist

    The Neo Geo sports games that have so far appeared on Switch offer up simple quick-to-play arcade experiences, but 2020 Super Baseball is a bit different. It’s not because it’s predicting some radical rule changes in a couple of years time (we’ve already had futuristic takes on football and volleyball), but because games...

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  • News Amazon Listing Suggests Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles Is Headed To Switch

    With a possible March release date

    While no official announcement has been made for a Switch version of the game, an Amazon Germany listing suggests that Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles may well be getting a release on the console very soon. Released last summer on other platforms, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an adventure game...

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  • Feature Tagging In With SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Producer Yasuyuki Oda & Director Kaito Soranaka

    "I think you can call it a spiritual successor to Gals Fighters"

    Of all the titles announced in January’s Nintendo Direct, one of the biggest surprises was SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. An all-female fighter featuring 2-vs-2 action and a cast of some of SNK’s best-loved characters, wrapped up in over-the-top costumes and candy-coated style, SNK...

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  • Awesome Get Equipped With This Speedy Mega Man Road Bike

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary in style

    Cycling is the new golf, and lots of folks are hopping on their bikes at the weekend to get a bit of fresh air and exercise with some chums. While many of the popular cycle manufacturers such as Giant, Specialized and Cannondale offer some striking designs for their range of road bikes - if you...

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  • News Arcade-Action Brawler Varion Is Blasting Its Way Onto Switch This Spring

    A couch co-op calamity

    Indie game studio Rundisc has announced that its upcoming brawler Varion will be launching this spring on Nintendo Switch. Inspired by recent 'couch co-op' hits Towerfall Ascension and Gang Beasts, Varion is aiming to be the perfect local multiplayer experience, allowing you to fight against your friends in good-spirited...

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  • News This Kickstarter Campaign Wants To Give Harvest Moon 64 The Guide It Never Had

    It's only 19 years too late

    One avid gamer and graphic artist is looking to bring their own fan-made guide for Harvest Moon 64 to the masses, and they've turned to Kickstarter and the power of the crowdfunding dollar to do it. The guide itself has already been made and is based off Kansas City-based Gerry's Guides own experience with the game, as...

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  • News The Splatoon 2 European Championship Final Takes Place In March

    Polymanga will host a special virtual concert, too

    Following some intense local competitions during 2017, the time has (almost) come to crown Europe's best Splatoon 2 team. On March 31st, the region's best players will converge on Switzerland to find out once and for all who is the freshest team. As if that wasn't exiting enough, Polymanga...

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Saturday17th Feb 2018

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    Switch eShop

    Review Old Man's Journey

    An important pilgrimage

    Old Man's Journey is one of those games that’s hard to talk about without venturing into spoiler territory. As a short but sweet experience, it’s the story that takes centre stage here, with the gameplay confined to the audience of the auditorium. It’s definitely not going to be a game for everyone, but does this...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Gate Of Doom

    A retro revival

    The 1990 fantasy action arcade game Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal) – by the now-defunct Data East – is the first of 20 titles Flying Tiger Entertainment plans to re-release on Nintendo's latest system. With the assistance of "one of gaming's worst mascots" promoting this retro line, the official rebranding for the Switch...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition

    A Gassy Good Time

    Puzzle platformers come in all shapes and sizes these days, but Shiftlings - Enhanced Edition might take that notion in its own direction. Preferably round, and depending on who’s carrying the fart bubble you might be large or small. Yes, really. The conceit of the game follows two hapless janitors tethered together as they try...

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  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend?

    These are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's that time of the week yet again. The working week is finally at an end (well, for some of us, we feel your pain if you have to go to work this weekend), so we're ready to share with you the games playing on our Nintendo Switches and 3DS in the next couple of days. It's a diverse buffet on offer, ranging...

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    Switch eShop

    Review TorqueL -Physics Modified Edition-

    Boxed in

    Standing out from the crowd of games on the Switch’s eShop right now is a very challenging task indeed; countless indie developers have flocked to the console to show their support and generate sales of their games, and the digital store’s user interface doesn’t really offer much help to lost customers. On gameplay ideas alone,...

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Friday16th Feb 2018

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    Review Fe

    Earth Song

    Having cut its teeth with many a black-humoured title in the past - including the wickedly clever Stick It To The Man and the upcoming Flipping Death - you’d think that Swedish developer Zoink Games had found its niche and settled itself in for the long haul. But then along comes Fe, a game that trades funny bones for heart strings and...

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    Switch eShop

    Review Joe Dever's Lone Wolf

    Old war story

    Joe Dever's Lone Wolf is a seasoned veteran with an intriguing back story and an unorthodox style. It's already a bit of a legend in smartphone gaming circles, but can it live up to the hype here on Nintendo's Switch console in the cold light of 2018? The game has its roots in a highly regarded series of physical adventure game books...

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  • News Mega Man Legacy Collection Might Be One Release on Switch

    All in one place

    Yesterday brought with it the fascinating news that the upcoming re-release of the Mega Man X series will likely be split between two separate collections, echoing the predecessor collection for the classic Mega Man series. It was assumed that Mega Man Legacy Collection would simply be re-released in two parts as it appeared on...

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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Secret Accessories, Weapons, Characters, And Costumes - How To Unlock Them All

    Keep no secrets

    Bayonetta 2 sure does like its secrets. There are an absolute ton of different items to unlock in the hack and slasher, which either make life easier or much prettier for you. We also want to make life easier for you, so that's why we've rounded up all of the secret accessories, weapons, characters, and costumes in Bayonetta 2 to...

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  • Rumour Sumo Digital's New Kart Racer Focuses Solely On Sonic And Friends

    No Sega All-Stars this time around?

    Despite Sega's Aaron Webber pouring a bucket of cold water over reports that Sumo Digital is working on a new Sonic & All-Stars racer, the rumours persist. We're now hearing that Sumo is indeed beavering away on a Sonic-themed speed-fest, but this time around it won't be pulling in characters fro

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  • Weirdness Switch's HD Rumble Helps Australian Man Discover Tumour In His Hand

    "If it hadn’t been for the Switch I wouldn’t have gone to the doctors"

    The Switch's HD Rumble is pretty impressive - but as Australian programmer Chris discovered, it has added benefits. Posting on Reddit, Chris explained that as a huge Nintendo fan, he bought a Switch early on. During one of his many heated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sessions,...

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  • News Code Your Own Games On Switch With The Return Of Petit Computer

    It's all in the code

    Back in 2015, we at Nintendo Life were loving the power to code and run our own games on Nintendo 3DS, and now that basic programming suite is back as Petit Computer (or SmileBASIC as it's known in the East) heads to Nintendo Switch. Developer SmileBoom has confirmed the former DSI/3DS eShop hit is bound for Nintendo's latest...

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  • News Analogue's Super Nt Gets Its First Jailbroken Firmware

    You can now run SNES ROMs from an SD card

    When we reviewed the stunning Analogue Super Nt recently we commented that the console's SD card slot might be used to deploy jailbroken firmware that enhances the functionality of the machine - very much in the same way that custom firmware allowed you to do cool stuff on Analogue's previous device,...

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  • News Hideki Kamiya Is Already Thinking About Bayonetta 4

    And he's not even finished the third game yet

    We've had a double dose of Bayonetta this week thanks to the release of the first and second games on the Nintendo Switch, and the forthcoming third entry must rank as one of the console's most eagerly anticipated titles. You'd think with the third game in active development PlatinumGames' Hideki...

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  • Video Nintendo Labo Is Much More Than Cardboard, You Guys

    What's in the box?

    We were lucky enough to go hands-on with Labo ahead of its official announcement some time ago and after that initial swell of hype has faded, we've almost put it to the back of our minds.  However, Nintendo doesn't want you to forget about this cardboard marvel and has released a

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  • News Looks Like The Studio That Ported LA Noire Is Working On Dark Souls Remastered

    Reasons to be cheerful

    Yes, it wasn't a fever dream - Dark Souls: Remastered really is coming to Nintendo Switch and it's just over three months out. And as we drag our hollowed form towards that release date, more details are beginning to emerge regarding its development, including who might be dealing with the porting process. According to a...

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  • Feature Brushing Up On Fox N Forests With Developer Bonus Level

    A love letter to the 16-bit era for seasoned platforming fans.

    Inspired heavily by the golden age of 2D platformers, German developer Bonus Level is bringing Fox N Forest, its gorgeous, season-changing action game to Nintendo Switch after a successful Kickstarter campaign way back in August 2016. It's already made a name for itself on Steam, so with...

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  • News Pokémon GO's Latest Event Is On Right Now, And There's A Brand New Shiny Pokémon

    The Lunar New Year is upon us

    Pokémon GO continues be the mobile hit that keeps on giving, so it's no surprise as one event draws to a close another one is about to take its place. This time it's the turn of the Year of the Dog, with extra stardust being dealt out for any doggy Pokémon caught in the next couple of days. The event kicked off...

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  • News Super Famicom Exclusive JRPG La Wares Translated Into English

    A late Valentine Day's gift from Dynamic Designs

    Hot on the heels of its complete English translation of Princess Minerva last year, Dynamic Designs is back with a new translation release for yet another Japan only Super Famicom JRPG; Shin Seikoku: La Wares now joins the ever growing list of Super Famicom games that is now accessible to any...

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  • News Indie Beat 'Em Up I Am The Hero Is Smashing Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    Inspired by the classics

    Ratalaika Games has announced that it will be bringing Crazyant's pixel art, beat 'em up, fighting game I Am The Hero to Nintendo Switch this year. I Am The Hero is described as 'a love note to retro gaming', ripped from the fuzzy memories of the developer’s childhoods and seasoned with a wild passion for fighting...

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  • Guide Bayonetta 2 Combo List - All Of The Attack Combos By Weapon

    Switch up your combos

    Bayonetta 2 is all about its combos. If you really want to master the combat system, you're going to have to learn a few of these, and fast. There are a few different combo types as well: ground, air, and unique combos that you can only pull off with a particular weapon. It's worth noting that you can perform all of the...

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  • News Runner3 Completes Development, Submitted to Nintendo

    The last leg of the race

    Runner3 is one of the higher profile indie games on the horizon for the Switch, continuing the rhythm-platformer gameplay in what seems like an even more outlandish adventure than the last. The game was promised for a 2018 release date, and it seems that the developers are closing in on announcing that release date, as...

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  • News Two New Hamster ACA Titles Dropping Next Week On Switch eShop

    Magical Drop III and Heroic Episode demand your coins

    Data East's love affair with the Nintendo Switch is set to continue next week thanks to Hamster's Arcade Archives label. Magical Drop III drops onto the eShop giving puzzle lovers who keep wandering why Taito's Puzzle Bobble is still a no show on the system something to look forward to. This...

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  • News Splatoon 2's Sloshing Machine Gets A Neo Makeover This Weekend

    Washing machines live longer with Inklings!

    It's the end of another week, so that can only mean one thing! Another weapon variant for Splatoon 2! This time around, it's the turn of the bulky and mortar-like Sloshing Machine, which will now be available as the Sloshing Machine Neo, complete with a snazzy new look. This version of the meaty weapon...

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  • News Zany Sports Title Nippon Marathon Sprints Onto Switch This Autumn

    Fling some fruit across Japan

    PQube and Onion Soup Interactive have announced today that the "multiplayer Japanese sports extravaganza" Nippon Marathon will be coming to the Switch later this year. Currently available on Steam Early Access, the four-player racer tasks you with getting ahead of your rivals by any means possible while avoiding...

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  • News You Can Pre-Order Toki Tori 2+ Right Now And It's Due Out 23rd Feb

    The puzzle adventure goes portable

    Developer Two Tribes has announced its puzzle-adventure sequel Toki Tori 2+ is hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop next week on 23rd February. Previously available on the Wii U eShop, the studio is calling, "the Nintendo Switch Edition is the game's best version yet!" High praise, indeed. Using a whistle and a...

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  • News Text-Based Adventure Subsurface Circular Is Boarding Switch Next Month

    From Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell

    Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell has revealed that his text-based adventure title Subsurface Circular is bound for Switch next month. Combining superb 3D visuals and a brilliant soundtrack with old-school text adventure mechanics, Subsurface Circular places you in the metal frame of a robot...

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    • Mike Bithell