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  • News Retro Styled Platformer Miles & Kilo Heading To Switch eShop Soon

    Kid Tripp is back and this time he's brought his dog!

    If you enjoyed retro styled platformer Kid Tripp then you might be interested to know that publisher Four Horses is bringing sequel Miles & Kilo to the Switch eShop in the not-too-distant future. Miles & Kilo takes all the great features of Kid Tripp, turns them up to 11 and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Fall Part 2: Unbound Is Set To Take Over The Switch This February

    When AI takes over the mind

    Canadian developer Over The Moon has announced that its latest project The Fall Part 2: Unbound will be launching on Nintendo Switch on February 13th. As a sequel to The Fall, which was originally released on Wii U, this game combines haunting metroidvania exploration with brain teasing point-and-click adventure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Turns Out Everyone's Favourite Video Game Analyst Was Right, Nintendo Fans Will Buy Cardboard

    “A box... that says Nintendo on it, they probably would"

    Love him, or hate him, Wedbush Securities research analyst Michael Pachter sometimes makes some quite interesting predictions when it comes to Nintendo, and this blast from the past really makes us chuckle. Back in 2012 on a episode of Bonus Round, everyone's...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Michael Pachter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • News Aperion Cyberstorm Flies Onto The Switch eShop On 8th February

    Plasma-spewing, bullet-hell twin-stick shooter action

    We first played Aperion Cyberstorm - by aPriori Digital - back in early 2015 as shown in the video above, and had a lot of fun with its stylish twin-stick shooting. That was on Wii U, but the realities of making games with limited resources and the rapid decline of the console saw...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Conquering The Indie Mountain With Celeste Creator Matt Makes Games

    We speak to co-developer Noel Berry on all things Nintendo Switch

    Celeste is a tight, tough and tantalisingly precise platformer from the creator of the TowerFall series. Starting life as a game jam project in a 'fantasy console' called PICO-8, this new slice of indie challenge has blossomed into a beautifully crafted old school-style...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Capcom Explains (Again) Why Monster Hunter World Isn't Coming To Switch

    "We don’t have any plans for the Switch at the moment"

    Monster Hunter World is shaping up to be pretty special indeed, but for Nintendo fans missing out on this blockbuster title it's something of a sore point - especially when you consider how the 3DS iterations of the series did so much to expand its core audience. Well all know that the game...

    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
  • News The Iconic Danger Mouse Comes To Switch With The Danger Games

    Good grief!

    Famous secret agent and '80s cartoon sensation Danger Mouse is coming to the Nintendo Switch, courtesy of 9th Impact Studios. Danger Mouse: The Danger Games features DM, Penfold and Silas Greenback as they race around the streets of London in an effort to prove who's the fastest. The gameplay looks quite basic, which is no surprise when...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Original SteamWorld Dig Will Tunnel Onto Switch Next Month

    Time to dig deep into those pockets once more

    SteamWorld Dig is one of our favourite Wii U and 3DS eShop titles so the news that we'll get the chance to play it a third time on Switch is very welcome indeed. Image & Form's Brjann Sigurgeirsson has stated that it's coming on February 1st and will cost $9.99 in North America. Sigurgeirsson said...

    • Switch eShop
    • SteamWorld Dig
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 2D Action RPG Earth's Dawn Will Be Mobilising On Switch Soon

    War is coming

    Japanese studio One Or Eight is bringing its 2D action game Earth's Dawn (known in Japan as Earth Wars) to the Nintendo Switch, it has been announced. The game is already available on PS4, Xbox One and Steam and uses a similar visual style to titles like Muramasa and Odin Sphere. The Switch version is coming alongside ports...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Creator Yuji Naka Joins Square Enix, will "Strive To Develop Games"

    The man behind the 'Hog has a new home

    Japan's video game output has produced some of the industry's most talented and much-loved developers, but when you're the man who formally led Sonic Team and lead programming on the original Sonic The Hedgehog, you're afforded a little more fanfare when you join a new studio. That's why we're excited to...

    • Japan
  • Random This Japanese Kid Was Living The Nintendo Labo Dream In October Last Year

    Ahead of the game, sort of

    Nintendo Labo may have taken the gaming world by complete surprise, but one Japanese player was exploring the joys of cardboard construction as early as October last year. Twitter user masaki_samurai posted the following video of his child playing with a specially-constructed gun in Splatoon 2. OK, so it's not...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Japan
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    Switch eShop

    Review Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

    Whirlybird gets the worm

    The Switch's portable nature has made it an ideal home for games previously designed with the mobile market in mind, but not every port makes the transition as cleanly as the next. Question is, how does Invictus Games' second flight in the cockpit fare now that it’s taken to the skies of Ninty's hybrid hardware?...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2
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    Switch eShop

    Review Baseball Riot

    I predict a riot

    Wii Sports and 1-2-Switch both brought the noble game of baseball into the homes of many a family, probably grazing a few vases and TVs in the process. The sense of satisfaction felt when timing your swing perfectly to score a home run against a parent or sibling was arguably as good as nailing a power serve in Wii Tennis or a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Baseball Riot
  • News Analysts Suggest Nintendo Switch May Have Sold 14.6 Million, Trounced Wii U Lifetime Sales

    If these numbers are true, then wow...

    If there's one story - other than the announcement of Nintendo Labo and the divisive response its created - that's dominated Nintendo Switch news, it's how well the console is selling. Wii U has been the benchmark so far, with sales in J

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • News New My Nintendo Discounts Go Live In Europe

    Mario Golf! Chibi-Robo! Wonderful 101!

    A host of new discounts have gone live on the My Nintendo site in Europe. As usual, we're looking at 3DS and Wii U content here. All of these discounts are active until April 1st. No fooling. 3DS Discounts 20% Discount on Mario Golf: World Tour (Nintendo eShop): 250 Platinum Points 30% Discount on...

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Europe
  • News Atooi Is Bringing Smartphone Title Totes The Goat To Switch With Additional Characters

    Totes amazeballs!

    Atooi's Jools Watsham has revealed that its smartphone arcade title Totes The Goat is Switch-bound. Totes was the first mobile title that Atooi released, and boasts voxel-based artwork and intuitive controls. Described by some as Crossy Road meets QBert, the title currently has a 4.8 rating (out of 5) on the iOS App Store...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Atooi
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    Switch eShop

    Review ChromaGun

    All the puzzles of the rainbow

    Colours should be easy, right? Take one primary colour, mix it with another and a whole new one blends into existence. Easy peasy. But take that simple notion and leave it in the company of a clever, puzzle-minded indie studio and things start to get… well, complicated. Now those colours can be pumped from a gun -...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • ChromaGun
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 18 Will Aim For The Bleachers On Switch This March

    Hopefully it will be better than the last one

    R.B.I. Baseball 17 was hardly a home run on Switch, but if you're one of the few people who enjoyed it then you'll be pleased to learn that the next instalment is headed to Nintendo's console, too. R.B.I. Baseball 18 is due for release in March and will - as you'd expect - feature updated rosters for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News These New PlayStation-Themed Totaku Figurines Sure Do Remind Us Of Something

    You and amii-both

    ThinkGeek is producing a series of collectable figures based on Sony franchises which look a heck of a lot like Nintendo's amiibo. The Totaku Collection consists of plastic figures mounted on bases and features the likes of the hunter from Bloodborne, Crash Bandicoot, Kratos from God of War, Parappa the Rapper,...

    • Sony
    • amiibo
    • Merchandise
    • PlayStation

Sunday21st Jan 2018

  • Feature Bugging Out With Hollow Knight's Team Cherry

    The other dark Knight

    Hollow Knight is a cute yet dark Metroidvania from the talented minds at Australian developer Team Cherry. After a hugely successful 2017, the insectoid platformer is preparing to embark on the greatest adventure of all as it makes its way to Nintendo Switch this year. To celebrate its impending arrival, Nintendo Life was lucky...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Legendary Cover Artist Bob Wakelin Passes Away

    Leaving behind a legacy of amazing covers

    It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Bob Wakelin, one of the most prolific video game cover artists of his generation. The name might not be familiar - especially if you're reading this in North America - but Wakelin's creations will be instantly recognisable. A one-time Marvel UK...

    • Retro
    • Art
  • Feature The Best Zelda Cosplays To Hyrule Them All

    The best fan-made costumes rupees can buy

    The Legend Of Zelda series of games is loved by Nintendo fans world-wide, and has proved popular with cosplayers around the globe as a way of showing their appreciation for its myriad characters and creatures. With Breath Of The Wild winning multiple awards in 2017 and frequenting the top of many 'game of...

    • Features
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
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    Switch eShop

    Review Super Meat Boy

    A meaty adventure

    Stop us if you've heard this one before; Switch just got a port of a last-gen classic and it's selling like hotcakes. Super Meat Boy is the latest success story on Nintendo's latest hardware, despite having released on Wii U late in 2016. SMB is the brainchild of Binding Of

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Meat Boy
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    Switch eShop

    Review Arcade Archives Double Dragon

    Brief, flawed but enjoyable arcade action

    Scrolling beat ‘em ups may be simple affairs that just have you moving along smacking groups of thugs in the face, but when they are done right they can be hugely entertaining. Before Streets Of Rage, before Final Fight the game that got people excited was Technos’ Double Dragon, which put you in control...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Double Dragon

Saturday20th Jan 2018

  • Soapbox Alex And Dom Discuss If Dark Souls Will Really Work On Switch

    Prepare to vie (for attention)

    A short time ago, shiny new Nintendo Life Editor (TM) Dom wrote an excellent piece about Dark Souls coming to Switch, and why it's such a spiffing idea. His decision to pen this piece was also a spiffing idea; so much so in fact that we decided Dom and our resident video guru Alex should have a wee natter about the...

    • Soapbox
    • Dark Souls
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
  • News Castlevania's Second Season Airs On Netflix This Summer

    Eight episodes this time around

    We throughly enjoyed Netflix's animated adaptation of Konami's Castlevania series, and if you did too then you'll be pleased to learn that the promised second season is coming this summer. Scribe Warren Ellis announced the news on Twitter, pointing out that eight episodes will go live later this year.

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix

Friday19th Jan 2018

  • Feature The Biggest Nintendo Switch Retail Games of 2018

    Lots to look forward to this year

    With the new year no longer that new, and with Nintendo Switch having had one of the best first years in the industry's history, we thought it was a good time to revive our 'Biggest Games' lists, which were previously started to feel a tad stretched for Wii U and 3DS. So with so many games already hitting the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Biggest Games
  • Guide What Is Nintendo Labo? 16 Of Your Questions Answered

    Welcome to the world of Toy-Con

    Hot on the heels of Switch, Nintendo has just announced its latest innovation: Nintendo Labo. To cut a long story short, it's a set of cardboard kits that turn your Switch into, well, anything. In the first pack alone, you can create a set of motorcycle handles, a fishing rod, and even a piano out of car

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update Allows Certain Quests To Be Completed At Any Time

    Quest fixes and adjustments

    Nintendo has released a new patch for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, updating the humongous RPG to version 1.2.0. This update fixes issues related to a specific Skill RAM and Agate’s Blade Quest “Precious Yearnings,” and will also give the option to skip voiced segments in the game's menus. Perhaps the most interesting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Update
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    Switch eShop

    Review BRAWL

    A whiff in the dark

    It’s not uncommon to see a video game take inspiration from others; making liberal use of another’s formula, tweaking it with their own unique ideas in the hopes of pushing some boundaries and changing the gaming landscape all the while. Whereas most games will zig where others have zagged, Bloober Team’s BRAWL takes a road...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • BRAWL
  • Random Cleaner At German Video Game Age Ratings Firm Almost Mistook Nintendo Labo For Trash

    "No one would have believed us before the announcement"

    Nintendo Labo is certainly a left-field product; gaming hardware is normally associated with plastic but Nintendo's new initiative is all about cardboard. This development so confused the cleaning staff at the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (or USK as it is often...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Germany
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    Switch eShop

    Review Vesta

    Hey! Listen!

    The Legend Of Zelda is one of those series that has had an immeasurable impact on gaming as a whole, yet no copycats have yet managed to quite hit the heights of the famous series. Every now and then, however, you come across one of those games that just gets it. Enter Vesta, a quirky sci-fi puzzler starring a girl and her big robot...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Vesta
  • Video Watch Link Beat Up Some Crowds In A New Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Trailer

    Laying the smacketh down

    2018 is going to be a huge year for Nintendo Switch - just look at the reveal of Nintendo Labo earlier in the week for a taster of that - and that includes the return of Link and the rest of The Legend Of Zelda gang as Hyrule Warriors returns for a second round of crowd-clearing brawling.  So to get you excited for the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
  • News Enter The Gungeon Just Received A New Update

    Bringing that sweet, sweet stability

    One of the better co-op games to launch on the Switch eShop late last year was that of Enter the Gungeon, a roguelike shooter in the vein of The Binding of Isaac that’s quite obsessed with guns and bullets. Though it’s been a popular release, it’s been well documented that the Switch version hasn’t been...

    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
    • Enter the Gungeon
  • Movie Review King Of Kong Meets Spinal Tap In Going For Golden Eye

    "Rule no. 1: Absolutely no use of Oddjob"

    Video games and movies often make uncomfortable bedfellows; just look at the Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 and Jean-Claude Van Damme's equally risible Street Fighter flick. However, sometimes the combining of these two mediums can yield positive results; King of Kong is one notable example. Jim...

    • Movie Review
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Rare
    • GoldenEye
  • News Return To Breath Of The Wild's Divine Beasts With The Latest Boss Keys Analysis Vid

    Zelda's modern take on dungeons, disected

    Over 19 months ago, Game Maker Toolkit's Mark Brown undertook the gargantuan task of revisiting every major entry in The Legend Of Zelda series to investigate what made their defining features - namely those deep and challenging dungeons - so memorable. A good 13 videos later and Mark has finally come to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Which Is Better - Sonic Mania Or Sonic CD? Iretrogamer's Power Team Debates It Out

    Old vs new

    We love Sonic Mania here at Nintendo Life - so much so former editor Thomas Whitehead gave the triumphant retro revival a glowing 9/10 back in 2017 - but did you much of its innovation follows in the footsteps of the equally ingenious Sonic CD?  The Power Team over on the iretrogamer channel have had that very thought on the brain,...

    • Retro
    • Video
  • News This Year's Genesis 5 Smash Bros Tournament To Officially Partner With Nintendo

    No, we don't mean that Genesis

    Genesis? No we're not talking about the North American alter ego of SEGA Mega Drive or the first book of The Bible, we're talking about something even holier: Smash Bros! Based in the United States, Genesis is a semi-regular tournament that brings some of the best players from around the country (and the world) to...

    • Retro
    • Smash Bros
  • News Space Dave! Lands on the Switch eShop on 25th January

    Woah

    One of the most delightfully strange experiences that you could find on the Wii U was that of Woah Dave!, a Mario Bros.-like arcade game with nearly endless replay value. Though that game would be a perfect fit for the Switch, developer Choice Provisions has ensured that its sequel, Space Dave!, will be coming to the platform next week. Unlike...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Space Dave!
  • News Tachyon Project Swoops Onto The Switch eShop Next Week

    We've getting the best version, too

    Eclipse Games has revealed that it is updating its Wii U title Tachyon Project for the Switch. Described as the definitive edition of the dual-stick shooter, the Switch version will include improved graphics, local multiplayer support in story mode, improved enemy creation effects to avoid annoying...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The .52 Gal Deco is Blasting Its Way To Splatoon 2 This Weekend

    52 gallons of goodness

    As is tradition with Splatoon 2, and just like the original Splatoon before it, another new weapon is being introduced to the game this weekend to keep things fresh on the splattlefield. Just about as sparkly and shiny as Splatoon weapons tend to get, the .52 Gal Deco is the new offering this time around. It will come with...

    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Lola Pop and Misango Face Off in the Latest ARMS Party Crash Event

    And it's happening right now!

    In a similar style to Splatoon 2's Splatfests, ARMS' Party Crash events have been giving players something different to sink their gloves into, keeping things fun and interesting. The good news for anyone wishing to take part is that the latest one is happening right now! With Lola Pop and Misango starring as the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS

Thursday18th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo Confirms It Won't Be Freely Supplying Extra Cardboard Replacements For Labo

    Update: Better look after your original ones

    Update: Following on from post earlier in the day, Nintendo has since clarified its stance on additional cardboard design patterns. IGN France, which originally reported the support for such a long-term feature, reports that Nintendo won't be proving additional cardboard patterns for those that wreck the...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 30 Best Selling Digital Games On Switch In 2017

    With major differences between Japan and the west

    2017 was a fantastic year for digital titles on Switch; developers have been praising the system left, right, and centre for generating impressive sales, and consumers have had a wonderful variety of options to choose from for their gaming needs. Nintendo has now released lists revealing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • News Twitter Reacts In Typically Hilarious Fashion To The Nintendo Labo Unveiling

    "How did Arbys predict it though?"

    It's fair to say that many of us were taken by surprise when Nintendo Labo was revealed to an unsuspecting world last night. We were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with Nintendo Labo earlier this week, and it is fantastic fun and brimming with potential. However, it will take a bit of time to win everyone...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Humour
    • Twitter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 18th January (North America)

    Darkest Dungeon, Ambition Of The Slimes and more

    It's Thursday, so that can only mean lots of new games sprinting their way onto the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops. As always, Nintendo Life has scoured the web to find you all the latest digital releases now live on your handheld console of choice, and there's a diverse choice of interaction getaways...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
  • Buyers Guide Where To Pre-Order Nintendo Labo Kits

    Get 'em while they're hot

    Although we’ve still got a few months to go until Nintendo Labo is on store shelves, fans are already clamoring to have the toy in their hands. There will be two kits initially available for Labo, one for Project Giant Robot and one with a variety of minigames and Labo constructs. If you head on over to Amazon, both of...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Guides
    • Buyers Guide
  • News Reggie On The Future Of Nintendo Labo Regarding Third Parties

    This is only the beginning

    Nintendo Labo is an unprecedented idea for the company, yet one that makes perfect sense given how Nintendo has always been one to march to the beat of its own drum. Though two kits were revealed in the initial announcement for Labo, it seems that this is a long term initiative that the company will continue revisiting in...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News UK Pricing For Nintendo Labo Is Confirmed

    Paper for cardboard

    Nintendo UK has confirmed the pricing or Labo in the United Kingdom. A landing page for both the Variety Pack and Robot Pack have gone live on Nintendo UK's Online Store, with the former costing £59.99 and the latter £69.99. The customisation kit is £8.99. We already know that in North America, th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
  • News Labo's Cardboard Revolution Adds Almost $1.4 billion To Nintendo's Value

    Now we just need some sticky back plastic

    A year ago, the reveal of Nintendo Switch helped swell Nintendo's market value by a staggering $1 billion, and now, mere months before the release of Nintendo Labo, the Japanese firm's worth has shot up by another 2.4%. That might not sound like a big percentage, until you realise that translates into a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video There Are More Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Than You Might Expect

    A keen eye reveals all

    Although by no means hidden, there are a number of Nintendo Labo constructables that Nintendo revealed in the video that first looks at the product, but hasn't properly acknowledged since, certainly not in a commercial manner. These include a camera, a pump-action gun of some kind, and a bird just to name a few. You...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Learn How To Code Your Own Games With FUZE4 Nintendo Switch Later This Year

    A game programming educational tool

    UK-based FUZE Technologies, a company which aims to create tools that make learning and teaching real text based coding easy and accessible, has released some brand new information on their upcoming project for Nintendo Switch. Aptly named FUZE4 Nintendo Switch, this software will feature a comprehensive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Coding
  • Nintendo Download 18th January (Europe)

    All the new games, demos and DLC heading EU and UK eShops

    If you're are recovered from last night's Nintendo Labo hype, you'll notice that there's another fun packed European Nintendo Download to enjoy! This week's haul brings in plenty of new titles to choose from, including two versions of the gory Darkest Dungeon, the light-hearted puzzling of...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Europe
    • Switch eShop
  • News First Labo's Cardboard Piano, Now KORG Gadget Lets You Make Music With Your Joy-Cons

    Music is the answer

    While the internet goes crazy in reaction to Nintendo Labo and its cardboard constructs, another curve ball has been thrown in Nintendo Switch's general direction. KORG (the Japanese electronics giant that specialises in keyboards, guitar pedals and studio recording equipment) will be bringing its KORG Gadget music production

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Switch Tops US Sales In December, 3DS Sales Highest Since 2014

    Nintendo hardware is flying off North American shelves

    According to data collected by NPD Group, a firm that tracks video game sales in the United States, Nintendo Switch sold more units than any other console during the month of December. The five weeks in question saw Switch shift a tidy 1.5 million consoles in one of the busiest months in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ambition Of The Slimes

    Here come the slimes

    If you’ve ever played any type of RPG, especially those that see you exploring dark, dingy dungeons to kill off numerous enemies, you will almost undoubtedly have encountered your fair share of slimes. These little creatures have almost become the joke of the gaming world, the monster that gets thrown in as a tutorial because...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Ambition of the Slimes
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    Switch eShop

    Review Shu

    Glide don't run

    Shu doesn't reflect many modern 2D platformer trends. It's far too old school for that. Rather perversely, it's this traditional approach that makes the game feel rather fresh. We're not dealing with an explorative Metroidvania here, nor is Shu a roguelike with randomised levels and permadeath. It's just a plain old fashioned...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shu
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yōdanji

    Ghosts in the machine

    While some videogame genres remain quite open-ended in interpretation - puzzles or platformers, for instance - others have become decidedly codified. Perhaps no template exemplifies this phenomenon as much as the ‘roguelike’, a game type born from its 1980 PC namesake and with a modern presence on nearly every console under...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yodanji
  • News D3 Publisher Primes A Salvo Of Switch eShop Titles

    Tennis! Billiards! Escape Trick! Erm, Men!

    D3 Publisher is bringing five new titles to the Switch eShop in both Japan and the west, it has been confirmed. The first is Tennis, which will be available in Japan on January 25th and will cost 800 Yen. It showcases 8 characters and 6 courts. The game supports the Pro Controller, but you can also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Irem's Kid Niki Returns Next Week Thanks to Hamster ACA

    Half radical, half ninja, full Niki

    January 25th is becoming quite the notable date for retro gamers who own a Nintendo Switch and we now have word of yet another reason to be excited for next week; Irem's 1986 Kid Niki: Radical Ninja (also known as Kaiketsu Yanchamaru in the Land of the Rising Sun) will join the platform and have the radical honor...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade
    • eShop
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • News You Can Now Sign Up For Nintendo Labo Workshops In The UK

    Go hands on

    Nintendo UK has released information relating to a series of Labo workshops it will be holding next month. From February 14th to 17th, the company will be holding events where you can go hands-on with the new product in South Kensington, London. The deadline for registering your interest is February 1st. If you’re a parent/guardian...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • UK
    • Events
  • News Rock Out To This Brand New Trailer For MUSYNX on Nintendo Switch

    Portable rhythm action

    PM Studios has revealed a brand new trailer for their rhythm action game MUSYNX, specifically focusing on the Nintendo Switch version coming later this year. The game will feature more than 50 songs to choose from across a variety of genres including pop, classical, trance, rock, and more. MUSYNX was originally a mobile...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Shooting The Breeze With Chromagun Developer, Pixel Maniacs

    "It’s a love-letter to Portal"

    Chromagun is a first person puzzle game with more than a passing resemblance to Valve's much loved Portal games. Despite the immediate similarities, its developer hopes to impress with its own sense of witty humour and fiendishly clever colour based puzzles. With only three colours to choose from, it might seem that...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Preview Hands On And Flying High With Dustoff Heli Rescue 2

    Get to da choppa!

    Much like its mobile and PC-based predecessor, Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 is arcade-style helicopter sim that sees you moving left and right across a 2.5D plane in a variety of customisable whirly birds. Only three of this skyward machines were available in the first game, which increases to a much more satisfying nine this time around...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • eShop
    • Preview
    • Features

Wednesday17th Jan 2018

  • News Nintendo Is Announcing "A New Way To Play" Later Today

    "For kids and those who are kids at heart"

    An interesting tweet has just gone live on Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account which teases a "new way to play". The announcement is coming at 7AM tomorrow morning in Japan, which is 10PM in the UK and 4PM CST. Nintendo UK has also issued a Facebook post, stating that this is for "kids and those who are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Twitter
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Hands On The Future Of Gaming Is Cardboard, Thanks To Nintendo Labo

    First impressions of Nintendo's latest left-field revolution

    Whenever an invite is extended to check something new and interesting at Nintendo's offices immediately after a Nintendo Direct broadcast, it's easy to fall into the trap of making rash assumptions. Given that it has just been confirmed that Dark Souls is Switch-bound, we took it almost as...

    • Nintendo Labo
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  • News Nintendo Announces Labo, A Range Of Interactive DIY Toys For Switch

    "Our goal is to put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches"

    Nintendo has lifted the lid on its "new way to play" by announcing Labo, a range of interactive toys which you create yourself. Launching on 27th April, the Labo range currently comprises of two packs, each filled with cardboard panels out of which you can pop-out shapes and...

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  • News Nintendo Keeps Changing The Nintendo Switch Online Service Launch Date

    Is it 2018 or 2019? (Update: it's still 2018)

    Nintendo has just published out a new article on its official What's New news page, and it seemed pretty normal at first. 'Make the most of your Nintendo Switch' covers all the usual things you can do with your handy bit of hybrid hardware, but tucked at the bottom was a sneaky little announcement on the...

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  • Random Amazon Employee Gets Caught Trying To Steal Nintendo Switch Games

    Tut, tut

    We've all felt that burning desire to own the latest and greatest Nintendo games - there have been far too many occasions where a limited edition release has ruined our bank accounts - but to go as far as stealing games is taking things way too far, right? Shockingly, that doesn't seem to be the case for this Amazon employee. It...

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  • Feature Nintendo Labo Shouldn't Be A Big Surprise, Nintendo Is A Toymaker First And Foremost

    It's all just a little bit of history repeating

    No doubt the recent reveal of Nintendo Labo came as a massive surprise to many who were expecting the Japanese veteran to reveal something like Virtual Boy 2 or finally have the ill-fated Vitality Sensor brought back to life for Switch, but when you put down that pitchfork and really stop to think...

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  • News Developers Can Now Use The Versatile PhyreEngine On Nintendo Switch

    More support for developers, more games for you

    Sony has announced its free-to-use, multiformat game engine PhyreEngine is now available for use with Nintendo Switch, opening up the console to even more studios now that this popular tool can be included in development. PhyreEngine isn't anything new - it was built back in 2003 during the...

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  • News Double Dragon Is Coming To The Switch This Week

    Better late than never

    By this point in time, HAMSTER’s Arcade Archives line of games must make up about half the Switch eShop. The company has been remarkably consistent in releasing new games on a regular basis, and no doubt helps to tide over retro fans still waiting for a Virtual Console of some sort to arrive on the Switch. Though many of the...

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  • Hardware Review Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio Plus

    The 2014 system returns with HDMI support

    Back in 2014 Retro-Bit released the Super Retro Trio, an ingenious clone system which played NES, SNES and Mega Drive / Genesis cartridges. Launched just before Hyperkin's superior Retron 5, it was perhaps a little overshadowed and you'd be forgiven for forgetting that it even exists. However, Retro-Bit is...

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  • News Splatoon 2 Version 2.2.0 Is Now Live

    Nerfs and buffs galore

    Splatoon 2 has come a long way since its launch last July, with a near-constant barrage of new weapons, stages, modes, and balancing updates ensuring that the game stays fresh and relevant in the following months. Carrying on in this tradition, Nintendo recently put out update 2.2.0, which makes a large number of changes and...

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    Review Azkend 2: The World Beneath

    Charted territory

    It might be becoming increasingly difficult to choose between the slew of board-based, connection-style puzzles titles on Switch, as their simple mechanics combined with lower price points make them a good option for casual players. Whether spinning in 360-degrees or siding from left to right, the continuous flow of colours and...

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  • News Steep Release Could Be Imminent As Copies Go On Sale Via Dutch Retailer

    (Update: they're 'sold out' so you can't complete a purchase)

    We've known Steep has been on Ubisoft's planned Nintendo Switch release plan for some time, but a new listing on an online retailer in the Netherlands suggests the snowboarding sim could be about to ride the portable mountain imminently. The Dutch retailer Nedgame is the site in...

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  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Won’t Feature Cross-Platform Play

    I feel hollow...

    There had been rumblings for quite some time that Dark Souls would be arriving on the Switch in some form, but it still came as a pleasant surprise when the Nintendo Direct Mini confirmed the existence of Dark Souls: Remastered. This will mark the first time that the brutal action series makes an appearance on a Nintendo platform,...

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  • News Zero Gunner 2 Stealthily Launches On Japanese Switch eShop

    Zerodiv sneaks Arcade and Dreamcast shmup classic into Japan

    We knew it was inbound, but out of nowhere Psikyo's cult shmup Zero Gunner 2 has appeared on the Japanese eShop.  It's a pleasant surprise to see this blaster - which fetches a pretty penny on the Sega Dreamcast - pop up on Nintendo's console. If you have a Japanese account...

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  • News Strikers 1945 II Drops Its Payload Next Week On Switch

    TATE shmup fans rejoice!

    Nintendo Switch shmup-heads are in for a treat next week when Zerodiv is once again blessing the eShop with another Psikyo classic.  The follow up to Strikers 1945 will arrive January 25th and it will bring the Lightning and the Shinden back, but the rest of the squad will feature all new WW2 era airplanes: the Ta152...

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    • Psikyo
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  • Random GoldenEye 007 Mockumentary Aims To Be The Spinal Tap Of Video Games

    Focuses on "deluded, cringe-inducing elite GoldenEye players"

    An indie British film company is aiming to create the video game equivalent of Spinal Tap with Going For Golden Eye, which is described as "a love letter to the heyday of the N64 and the rivalries of couch multiplayer".  Created by Woodhouse Pictures, the film focuses on the...

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  • News World Heroes 2 Brings The Pain Next Week On Switch

    If at first you don't succeed...

    Fighting is once again in the cards next week as Hamster is adding ADK's 1993 World Heroes 2 to the Nintendo Switch eShop. As per sequel mandates, this second entry in the series features six all new characters (Captain Kidd, Ryoko Izumo, Mudman, Erick, Shura Nai Khanomtom, Johnny Maximum and all new boss Dio) and a...

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  • News Max: Curse Of Brotherhood Is Getting A Physical Release On Switch

    Arrives in March

    Video game publisher Wired Productions has revealed that it is to release the Switch title Max: The Curse of Brotherhood in physical form on March 23rd. The game is expected to retail for around £24.99 / €29.99 / $29.99. Originally released for the Xbox One and Windows PC, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood has...

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  • News Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario 3D Land And Ultimate NES Remix Join The Nintendo Selects Range

    $19.99 bargains

    After some speculation a few weeks ago, it has now been confirmed that Nintendo Of America will be bringing three stone cold 3D classics to the budget Nintendo Selects range. These games are none other than Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Ultimate NES Remix. They

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  • News Indie Dev Talks About Having Switch Proposals Turned Down By Nintendo Five Times

    Make or break

    Having your game published on the Switch right now seems to be a very smart move for indie developers; we've been seeing countless stories over the last few months of smaller studios being overjoyed at the sales they are seeing on the console. Not everyone manages to have such a lucky break, however, with some developers struggling to...

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    • Nindies
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  • Rumour Another 2D Metroid Has Begun Development

    Yes, please

    E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would...

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  • Soapbox Is Super Mario Odyssey the Best Mario Game Ever?

    Number 7 will surprise you

    If the general reaction is anything to go by, Super Mario Odyssey is one seriously lovely game, and we're not sure we know anyone we trust who would dispute that. But is it the best Mario game ever? It's a controversial issue as everyone's favourite red plumber already has some of the finest games ever created under his...

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  • Rumour A New Perfect Dark Game Is In Development, But Rare Isn't Involved

    And it's not for a Nintendo system, obviously

    Reports are surfacing online about a potential new entry in the popular Perfect Dark series, which began life on the Nintendo 64. According to the rumour, Gears of War studio The Coalition has been tasked with reviving the franchise, which is now owned by Microsoft following the purchase of IP holder...

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    Switch eShop

    Review InnerSpace

    To infinity and beyond

    Right from the off, InnerSpace has a particularly mysterious and alluring quality to it. Billed as an exploration-flying game, this title is the latest offering from Dallas-based studio PolyKnight Games and it is, without question, its most ambitious game to date. InnerSpace aims to take you on a journey, ultimately...

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  • News Here's A New Glimpse Of Stardew Valley's New "Really Fun" Multiplayer Mode

    "Can't wait to share this"

    First teased back in 2016, prior to its release on other platforms, Stardew Valley was always created with both a single-player and a multiplayer mode in mind. In the meantime, the charming family/romance simulator has arrived on Switch and secured a firm place among the system's most popular titles, but now we've finally...

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  • Random Counting The Screws In NES Cartridges Is A Big Deal For Collectors

    Not all NES cartriges were screwed alike

    Hardware revisions are a common practice in all manufacture industry, and video games are no exception; to either augment the original design with new features before a new unit replaces the existing one or to simply cut manufacturing costs by streamlining the production process. What no one might have...

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  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Races Into First Place In The Nintendo Switch UK Charts

    Mario number one!

    It's fascinating seeing how evergreen games can perform so strongly on Nintendo hardware. This week in the Nintendo Switch UK charts we see the ever popular Mario Kart 8 Deluxe leap from third place to take pole position. If we had to guess what caused this, it is most likely that many new Switch owners who got the portable...

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    • Charts
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    • Mario Kart
  • News Unleash Some '80s Nostalgia As Saturday Morning RPG Swaggers onto Switch

    A turn-based throwback

    With its Saturday morning cartoon visuals, episodic setup and bags of nostalgia for '80s pop culture, Saturday Morning RPG will be making its way onto Nintendo Switch this spring in both digital and physical forms. Publisher Limited Run Games has teamed up with developer Mighty Rabbit Studios to support the boxed edition...

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    Review 60 Seconds!

    Dropping the bomb

    The survival genre is one that’s seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years, with a new wave of indies leading the charge. One wouldn’t think that a game intentionally designed to be difficult would be much fun, but there’s certainly plenty of satisfaction to be found in overcoming the odds and managing to eke out a victory...

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  • News That Freedom Planet Tease Really Was A Joke, But Dev Is Now Exploring Options

    Too good to be true

    Last week Nintendo Life reported on a Facebook post from the official Freedom Planet page that subtly hinted that the Sonic-inspired platformer might be Nintendo Switch-bound. Well, turns out our cautious yet excited take was spot on because indie developer GalaxyTrail really was just pulling out collective leg. In a second post...

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  • News Scribblenauts Showdown Officially Confirmed For Switch Release This March

    Drawing a crowd

    Remember we reported on the news that Scribblenauts Showdown had been listed for release on Switch? That has now been confirmed via Twitter, with the game hitting Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on March 6th.  While previous entires in the series were focused around puzzle-solving, the new title appears to have a more social focus. Up...

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  • Feature Drumming To The Beat With Switch Music Title Gal Metal

    "There are no rules and no limit"

    Since its reveal in September, Gal Metal - an exclusive music rhythm game from Japanese gaming industry treasure Tak Fujii - has gained the attention of Nintendo Switch fans for myriad reasons. Most interesting is the fact that the game uses the technology in the Joy-Con controllers to mimic the playing of...

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  • News SD Gundam G Generation Genesis To Hit Japanese Switches This April

    Mechs a lot of sense

    Originally released on PS4 and PS Vita back at the end of 2016 as part of the Gundam30th celebration, SD Gundam G Generation Genesis is finally getting another portable release, this time on Nintendo Switch. The caveat being it's currently only being slated for Japan with a 26th April release date and a 6,800 Yen price...

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  • News Wield The Power Of Gods (And Some Huge Guns) As Immortal Redneck Heads To Switch

    A new kind of pyramid scheme

    An FPS set in Egypt with roguelike mechanics? God-like powers? The kind of dark humour that could crack a smile on even the stoniest of face? Sign us up! Yes, the tongue-in-cheek action of Immortal Redneck has finally been officially confirmed for a Switch port, with a still too vague 'Q1 2018' slated in for a release...

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  • News The Anthropomorphic Mystery Of Night In The Woods Arrives On Switch This Feb

    If you go down to the woods today...

    Indies from across the industry have been making Nintendo Switch's ever-growing eShop their home since the console launched last March, but one award-winning title has been keeping us waiting for a good 10 months now. Well, the wait is finally over as the charming, brilliant and poignantly melancholy Night In The...

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  • News Masters of Anima Will Be Fighting Evil on Switch This Spring

    "Save your fiancée, and the world"

    Focus Home Interactive has announced that it will be bringing Masters of Anima, an original adventure game from Passtech Games, to the Nintendo Switch this spring. The game sees you follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical...

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  • Rumour LEGO DC Super Villains And LEGO Incredibles 2 Could Be On Their Way

    Danish blocks all round

    The rumour mill continues to pump out quality 'what ifs', with today's speculative news suggesting WB Games has two as-yet unannounced LEGO-based projects in development - a LEGO DC Super Villains game and a LEGO Incredibles 2 title to tie in with the upcoming (and long belated) film sequel. According to Comic Book, it...

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  • News Super Chariot Arrives On The Switch Later This Year

    Drop dead awesome

    One of the better co-op games to grace the Wii U was that of Chariot, a bizarre platformer that saw you playing as a princess and her fiancé as they lug her father’s corpse through a cave system. The colorful graphics and enjoyable gameplay were definitely highlights, and naturally the co-op focus of the game seemed to make it a...

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