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TodayFri, 20th Apr 2018

  • News Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs Developers Share Info On How To Cut Down Load Times

    Patch 1.0.2 is on the way

    Many of you have no doubt played Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs – Royal Edition, a tactical RPG with heavy JRPG elements that launched on the eShop last week, and noticed the excessive load times. Though they don’t render the experience unplayable, they do present a significant inconvenience that does tend to drag things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Regalia
    • Updates
  • News Check Out 20XX, A Roguelike Inspired By Mega Man X That Could Be Coming To Switch

    In the year 20XX...

    2018 is definitely shaping up to be the year of Mega Man, with Capcom bringing both of the classic series legacy collections, two Mega Man X legacy collections, and a brand new Mega Man 11 to the Switch. Of course, there’s some other alternatives available on the eShop already—like Mighty Gunvolt Burst—and a new PEGI...

    • Switch eShop
    • 20XX

YesterdayThu, 19th Apr 2018

  • Rumour Pokémon Switch's Release Date Could Be As Early As November This Year

    And it's apparently codenamed "Project Beluga"

    Pokémon on Switch is sure to be one of Nintendo's biggest releases in quite some time, but the company is keeping its cards close to its chest at present; we've had little hints of what's to come - such as the game apparently marking the debut of Generation Eight - but solid intel hasn't been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Rumours
  • Nintendo Download 19th April (North America)

    Every new game winging its way to the NA eShops

    It's Thursday again, so that means the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShops have just been updated with all manner of new goodies. And this week's haul is a diverse one, too - we've got your usual Neo Geo offerings from HAMSTER, a revamped throwback from Natsume, some indie darlings and plenty of new...

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    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • North America
  • News SNK Is Releasing A "Neo Geo Classic Edition" To Mark Its 40th Anniversary

    More competition for Nintendo's micro-consoles?

    SNK has announced today that it will be jumping on the "Classic Edition" bandwagon with its own new system, which will come pre-loaded with beloved Neo Geo titles. For those who don't know, the Neo Geo was SNK's high-end home system from the '90s, which delivered arcade-quality gaming at eye-watering...

    • Retro
    • SNK
    • Neo Geo
    • Hardware
  • News Sonic Mania Plus Patch Accidentally Leaked To Some UK Players

    Whoops

    A few weeks ago, it was announced that Sonic Mania would be receiving a fairly substantial update later on this year in the form of Sonic Mania Plus, which will be adding new characters, remixed levels, and various other enhancements to make this fantastic throwback even better. The update is due to release in the summer, yet SEGA...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic Mania
  • Nintendo Download 19th April (Europe)

    Here are all the new updates coming to the EU eShops

    Fear not, intrepid European Switch owner - your Thursday Nintendo Download update is ready, and we have all the details. Whether you're looking for a new handheld dogfighter, another slice of retro goodness, some oddball indies or something totally off the wall, you're bound to find something...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Download
    • 3DS eShop
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  • News KORG Gadget Releases Worldwide Next Week On The Switch eShop

    And it will cost you $48 in North America

    It's official: you will be able to make music for the first time on your Nintendo Switch from April 26th onwards, the day KORG Gadget releases across all three major eShop regions.  KORG's unique Nintendo Switch edition of the versatile Gadget Digital Audio Workstation comes with 16 bundled...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • KORG
    • KORG Gadget
  • Video One of You Sent Us a Box to Open, So We Decided to Open It

    Fresh from Japanese shores

    We've unboxed a fair few things in the name of so-called entertainment on our YouTube channel, but one in particular sticks in our mind. Perhaps spurred on by the tantalising idea of a mystery unboxing, one of you lot thought it would be a good idea to ship something off in our direction without telling us what it is, on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Splatoon
  • 18

    Switch eShop

    Review Pirates: All Aboard!

    Straight to Davy Jones’ Locker

    Few game concepts are as timelessly cool as pirates. From the tongue-in-cheek mystery of The Secret of Monkey Island to the open-ocean warfare of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, a pirate’s life is definitely for us. It doesn’t, however, make you a great game by proxy. Slapping the word ‘pirate’ in your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Reviews
  • News JRPG Another Eden: The Cat That Travels Through Space And Time Is Coming To Switch

    Meow

    Japanese company Wright Flyer Studios has revealed that it is bringing its smartphone JRPG Another Eden: The Cat That Travels Through Space And Time to the Nintendo Switch. The news was revealed during a live stream to mark the game's first birthday on iOS and Andr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Exploring Japan's Undying Love For Arcade 'Candy' Cabinets

    Sweet stuff

    Arcades may have all but died out in the west, but in Japan they remain big business. I write a website about arcades in Tokyo, and sometimes forget it’s not normal to live in an arcade daydream. I‘m prone to using obscure arcade terminology and I neglect readers who don’t click joysticks in the noise so often. I’m frequently...

    • Features
    • Japan
    • Arcades
  • News Hands-On: Checking Out Pinball FX3's Bethesda-Themed Tables

    A bundle of joy

    In the short timeframe Nintendo Switch has existed, Bethesda has shown an incredible amount of support for the system. It’s already brought across two of its most iconic franchises in the first year, with another one – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – expected to arrive in 2018. If you’re eagerly anticipating...

    • Switch eShop
    • Bethesda
  • News Adol's Classic Silver Armour Is Included In Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA On Switch

    It pays to play the Nintendo way

    Whether you’ve been a Ys fan from the start, or you’re just getting into this beloved action RPG series, players will appreciate the ability to obtain Adol’s iconic Silver Armour costume from day one in the Switch version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of DANA – no download necessary. Earlier this month,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ys
  • News Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion Is Getting Its Own CD Soundtrack

    Octotune up

    Splatoon 2's upcoming Octo Expansion DLC is getting its own soundtrack album in Japan, it has been revealed. The album - which launches on July 18th in Japan - will come with two CDs. One will contains tracks from Octo Expansion, in addition to new songs which have been added to the core game via software updates. The second CD...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Music
    • Splatoon
    • Splatoon 2
    • Japan
  • News Battlezone Gold Edition Brings Glorious Tank Warfare To Switch This Summer

    Tanks for the memories

    Back in the '80s, Battlezone on the Atari was a 3D tank shooter well ahead of its time, and we were delighted (and intensely jealous) to see it revived by Rebellion for PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift last year. Well, we're no longer green with envy because Battlezone Gold Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer!...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Limited Run Games Are Doing Some Lavish Collector's Editions Of FlintHook And Mercenary Kings Reloaded

    Grab one before they're gone

    Publisher Limited Run Games loves a good special edition, and it's about to give two Switch indie hits their very own corporeal forms. That's right, the ghostly platforming of Flinthook and the all-out warfare of Mercenary Kings Reloaded are going physical for $29.99 each, but that's not all. If you've got a surplus of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Weirdness Watch In Horror As A Game Boy Gets Tortured In The Name Of Music

    Warning: Some Game Boys were harmed in the making of this video

    The humble Game Boy has long been used as a musical instrument by chiptune enthusiasts, but this latest audio "hack" really doesn't just take the biscuit - it steals the entire jar and gobbles them all down in one go. YouTuber LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER - who does loa

    • Weirdness
    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • Music
  • News Rhythm-Action Game MUSYNX Will Receive Limited Edition Physical Art On Switch

    And a confirmed June release date

    PM Studios and acttil have announced that MUSYNX will be arriving on Nintendo Switch, both physically and digitally, on 19th June. With more than 90 songs to play through, multiple difficulty levels, and a huge range of genres to choose from (pop, classical, trance, vocaloid, R&B, and more), players should have...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Scare Yourself Silly With The Official DOOM Soundtrack Release On Vinyl And CD

    Pre-orders available now

    Laced Records, in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, has announced that the DOOM Original Game Soundtrack will make its physical form debut on vinyl and CD this summer. The release will be available in four formats, spanning a Deluxe Double CD ($15), Double Vinyl with 20 favourite tracks selected by the developers ($35),...

    • DOOM
    • Music
    • Soundtrack
  • News Point-And-Click Mystery Adventure Goetia Creeps Onto Switch Next Week

    "I died 41 years ago"

    Sushee Games has announced that its mysterious point-and-click title Goetia will be arriving on the Switch eShop on 26th April. In Goetia, Abigail’s parents and sister are missing and the air is filled with anxiety and anger. Who is living here now? What happened to everyone? Why has Abigail come back from the dead? Your job...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Unexplored: Unlocked Edition Brings Acclaimed Roguelite Dungeon Crawling To Switch

    It'll explore the unexplored this spring

    We love to bring you lovely folks a scoop or two here at Nintendo Life, and today we've got a juicy one just for you. We can exclusively real that acclaimed top-down roguelike Unexplored is making its way onto Nintendo Switch this spring with the new Unlocked Edition. Much like the original version,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Nintendo Developers Go Head-To-Head On Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And ARMS

    Who's the champ out of Hisashi Nogami and Kosuke Yabuki?

    Nintendo recently asked a very important question - can Splatoon and Splatoon 2 producer Hisashi Nogami best the one and only Kosuke Yabuki - producer of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS - at his own games? We won't spoil it for you, but it's easy to see why 

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Mario Kart
    • ARMS
    • Hisashi Nogami

Wednesday18th Apr 2018

  • News Japan Is More Excited About Nintendo Labo Than God Of War

    Cardboard Kratos

    God of War may be enjoying a triumphant return to relevance with its latest instalment on PS4, but that doesn't mean that critical success in the West translates into equal popularity on the other side of the world. In fact, if the sales charts on Amazon Japan are anything to go by, Nintendo Labo is proving a far more enticing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News There's Trouble In Paradise As Nintendo Adds Loot Boxes To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Pay to camp

    In an uncomfortable - but not entirely unsurprising - move, Nintendo has introduced loot boxes to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The new update patches in a set of gacha-style Fortune Cookies, which offer a randomised set of clothing, props and furniture for your virtual community. There are also a set of premium Fortune Cookies which...

    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • Video Capcom Shows Off Mega Man X Legacy's Bonus Features In New Footage

    Don't feel blue

    Mega Man fans sure have their plates full this year, as Capcom is releasing not one but two retro collections of classic titles - and both are Switch-bound. Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will, between them, span the entire X sub-series, and will also come with a selection of bonus features, such as an art gallery and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mega Man
    • Capcom
  • Guide Pokémon GO's Best Pokémon For Attacking And Defending

    Gym'll fix it

    Play Pokémon GO for long enough, and sooner than later you'll want to get involved in gym battles. This is where you get to put your Pokémons's fighting prowess to the test, battling other players and Pokémon to take over gyms and then defending them. Raids provide a similar kind of challenge, often pitting you...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Pokemon Go
  • 20

    Switch eShop

    Review The Way Remastered

    The way we were

    Originally released for PC back in 2016, The Way’s Kickstarter success was fuelled by an affection for iconic puzzle-platformers Another World and Flashback. Those Delphine Software games appeared on multiple platforms in the early '90s and drew attention with cinematic narratives and a distinctive art style. Following an...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Way Remastered
  • Feature Which Retro Classics Do You Want To See Come To Sega AGES On Switch?

    To be this good...

    Sega's confirmation that it is bringing its classic games to Switch as part of the AGES range was pretty incredible, if only for the sheer potential of such a move; Nintendo's erstwhile rival may be a very different company to the one that launched the Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast these days, but it sits on an astonishing...

    • Features
    • Sega AGES
    • Sega
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Will Still Have An Early Network Test

    It’ll just be late, like the game

    It came as quite the unexpected and strange blow when Namco randomly delayed the Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered to some undefined point in the summer, citing “the nature of causality” as the reason for the delay. Many fans were understandably distraught at the news, but it also wasn’t made clear...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls: Remastered
  • 14

    Switch eShop

    Review Shelter Generations

    Lynx to the past

    Charm goes an awful long way in gaming, partly because it's often in such short supply. Many a mechanically sound shooter or platformer has fallen at the final hurdle by being hard to warm to. Shelter Generations doesn't suffer from such a problem. It's absolutely lovely to behold, with charm practically oozing out of every pore (or...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shelter Generations
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Gururin

    Hell is other people

    Neo Geo fans never had to look far when feeling the need to get on some puzzle action in order to take a break from all the fighting, thanks to many an excellent offering from Taito and Data East. But even nowadays, Gururin remains the odd puzzler out. So why did Face’s 1994 offering leave no mark in MVS history? At its...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Gururin
  • News Abylight Shows Hyper Light Drifter Running On Nintendo Switch

    "Hyper Light Drifter looks perfect on handheld!"

    Hyper Light Drifter was originally supposed to come out on the Wii U, but in 2016 it was officially confirmed that it wouldn't be happening.  The arrival of the Switch has thankfully fixed this issue, as publisher Abylight has followed up conf

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Wave Race Director Shinya Takahashi Hints That The Series May Return Soon

    ​"You may see that game again"

    Given its long and proud history, it goes without saying that Nintendo is sitting atop a mighty goldmine of IP, much of which lies dormant at the present moment in time. One such sleeping series is Wave Race, which began life on the Game Boy back in 1992; it might not be one of the most popular franchises Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wave Race
    • Shinya Takahashi
  • News Celeste Dev Confirms TowerFall Is Coming To Switch

    "I'm working on it right now"

    Celeste developer Matt Thorson has revealed via Twitter than he is bringing his previous game TowerFall to the Nintendo Switch. The 2D mulitplayer action title began life on the Ouya Android console (remember that?) and was later released on other formats to incredibly positive reviews in 2014.  In many ways, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • TowerFall
    • Matt Thorson
  • 7

    Switch eShop

    Review Sally's Law

    Full circle

    As Nintendo Switch enters its second year, the influx of ports from mobile and Steam continue to increase and show no sign of slowing down. We’ve seen lazy ports as well as serviceable ones and even great ports of games from across the spectrum, but it’s only now we're starting to see developers make the most of Switch's unique...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sallys Law
  • Video Ace Your Way To World Number One With Tennis World Tour's Career Mode

    You cannot be serious?

    With Wimbledon only a few months away we can already taste that heady mix of strawberries and cream with a cold glass of Pimms, so what better way to keep that mood going than a new trailer for the Nintendo Switch-bound Tennis World Tour? The new trailer is all about the game's offline career mode, which sees you managing...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Diving Head-First into the World of Nintendo Labo

    Will you be my Labo partner?

    We don't think anyone can deny that Nintendo Labo has caused a stir amongst the gaming community, and even far beyond. The idea of a cardboard construction toy being used in conjunction with an already versatile console is unusual, and unashamedly "Nintendo". We were lucky enough to get our hands on some Labo at a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Preview
  • News Looks Like BitSummit 2018 Will Have Plenty Of Nintendo Switch Indies In Attendance

    Including Above, World for Two and more

    The annual BitSummit indie games festival in Japan is only a few weeks away, meaning those lucky enough to be attending the event will get to go hands-on with some of the most exciting independently-developed titles coming on the horizon. And a new update to its official website promises some new exciting...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Brazilian Beat 'Em Up 99Vidas Gets New Switch Release Window And Exclusive Features

    "New and exclusive content"

    In the summer of last year, QUByte Interactive confirmed that it would be bringing its brawling beat 'em up title 99Vidas to the Switch. Back then we expected the game to launch towards the end of 2017, but the developer has now provided an update on the game's progress and a new release window. Created in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Another Lost Phone: Laura’s Story Will Dial Onto Nintendo Switch Next Week

    Call waiting

    Developer Accidental Queens is bringing the sequel to A Normal Lost Phone, entitled Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story, to Nintendo Switch on 26th April. The game is designed as a narrative investigation where you must piece together elements from the different applications, messages and pictures to progress. Scrolling through the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Taking To The Skies With Rogue Aces Developer Infinite State

    "Empowering the player is key to us"

    Nintendo fans have always been partial to a good dogfight or two. From the barrel-rolling shootouts of Star Fox 64 to the trench-running action of Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, we've always been up for leaping into a virtual cockpit. However, the skies have been unusually quiet on that front as of late, but a slew...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Interviews
  • News Immortal Redneck's Roguelike Shooter Antics Will Blast Onto Switch On 10th May

    Seeing red(neck)

    Back in January, we learned that developer Crema was planning to bring Immortal Redneck - its mythical first-person shooter - to Nintendo Switch, and we now finally have a proper release date. So pack your best god powers and boomsticks because Switch is getting a new FPS on the 10th May. Embark on a quest for revenge as a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Success And City Connection Confirm Psyvariar Delta For August Release On Switch

    Coming in digital and physical forms, too

    Recently, we reported on the news that Switch was getting a revised edition of the vertically-scrolling shooter Psyvariar, originally created by Success Corporation. It has now been revealed in Weekly Famitsu that the game will be called Psyvariar Delta, and it launches on Switch and PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Psyvariar Delta
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Escape Alien Infestation In Professor Lupo And His Horrible Pets This Fall

    From the studio behind Nihilumbra

    BeautiFun Games has announced that its upcoming puzzle-adventure title Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets will come to Switch "this Fall". Professor Lupo is a scientist who travels across each and every galaxy to collect the most horrible aliens, before returning to Earth to sell them for a healthy profit...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday17th Apr 2018

  • News Nintendo Switch Version 5.0.2 Is Now Live

    It does more than you think!

    It’s pretty easy to bag on Nintendo for the company’s near constant deluge of system updates, most of which are used solely to combat piracy in nearly invisible code updates that “enhance stability”. A web browser? eShop Music? Home Screen themes? Nonsense, Nintendo knows that what you need is more stability, but...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Guide Pokémon Switch: Rumours, Release Date News And Everything Else We Know So Far

    Switching how we play

    If there's one thing we know for sure about Pokémon on the Switch, it's that it's definitely happening. In fact, The Pokémon Company already announced it back in 2017, during the E3 Nintendo Direct. The initial rumours predicted it would be Pokémon Stars

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Features
    • Switch
  • News A New Secret Has Been Found In The Master Trials For Breath Of The Wild

    The game that keeps on giving

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game that feels infinite in many ways, with an extremely densely packed and massive overworld that contains untold amounts of secrets and easter eggs. Now that it’s been over a year since release, it was more or less expected that the unstoppable force that is the internet...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Guide Pokémon GO Shinies List And How To Catch All Shiny Pokémon

    Rise and Shiny

    Not only are shiny Pokémon as elusive in Pokémon GO as ever before, but you can only find a handful of them right now, and in very specific areas of the game. So to say they're ultra rare is something of an understatement. Still, if you're one of those collectors that aims to completely fill out their Pokédex,...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Go
    • Mobile
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News These Early Zelda: Breath of the Wild Concept Designs Have Us Dreaming Of A Darker Sequel

    Creepy stuff

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild turned out to be a near-masterpiece in the current climate of games, starting a trend that has seen some of Nintendo's top franchises taking bold new directions to fantastic effect. Because of this, we're rather happy that the big N finalised the game's development in the way it did, although...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Art
  • News Dark Souls: Remastered Succumbs To Delay On Switch, Along With Solaire amiibo

    "Forgive me… I am impure"

    Bandai Namco has revealed that Dark Souls: Remastered on Switch has been delayed until the summer, along with the special Solaire amiibo. The May 25th release date still applies to the other versions, however. It would seem that whatever issue has occurred, it only impacts the Switch edition. With no solid release date...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Delays
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dark Souls
  • News Nintendo's Online Services Are Down For Russian Users As Officials Block Telegram Messenger

    Collateral damage?

    Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor may have gone a tad overboard while complying with court order to block Telegram messenger in the country.  In an attempt to block servers used to circumvent the ban, Roskomnadzor blacklisted several million addresses used by Google’s and Amazon’s cloud platforms, thus...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Russia
    • Online
    • 3DS
    • Wii U
  • News Konami's Creating A New Castlevania, But It's Not Coming To Consoles

    Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls is an iOS exclusive, for now at least

    Castlevania is one of Konami's most famous and beloved franchises, and will be dear to any seasoned Nintendo player; games like Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow are incredible video games, and the series has enjoyed an...

    • Castlevania
    • Konami
    • iOS
    • Smartphones
  • 47

    Switch eShop

    Review Arcade Archives Moon Patrol

    The bright side of the moon

    Irem’s Moon Patrol is a simple game across two auto-scrolling levels. Control is limited to adjusting the speed of your vehicle (forwards to accelerate, back to decelerate) as it trundles along the surprisingly colourful surface of the moon. There are two cannons that fire upon pressing this button (one vertical, one...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Moon Patrol
  • Video Feast Your Eyes On This New Trailer For Octopath Traveler

    Even if it is in Japanese...

    With its breathtaking visual style and RPG mechanics that throw back to the glory days of Final Fantasy, Octopath Traveler has understandably become one of the most anticipated titles coming to Nintendo Switch this year. With a release date set for 13th July, Square Enix has released a brand new overview trailer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Just How Is Nintendo Making All The Cardboard Kits For Nintendo Labo?

    Japanese packaging firm Rengo to the rescue!

    The release of Nintendo Labo for Switch is right around the corner now, with Toy-Con 01 - Variety Kit and Toy-Con 02 - Robot Kit becoming available on 20th April in the US and Japan, and later on the 27th in Europe. Now you might be wondering how Nintendo is going to manage producing all of...

    • Nintendo Labo
    • Japan
    • Cardboard
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    Switch eShop

    Review Burly Men at Sea

    Tales don’t tell themselves

    Burly Men at Sea wants to tell you a story. Well, actually, it wants you to tell its story, guiding three sea-faring brothers as they sail the sea in search of adventures worthy of the telling. You’ll encounter all sorts of weird and wonderful characters as your turn its virtual pages, plotting points on a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Burly Men at Sea
  • Interview Suda51 On Travis Strikes Again, Nintendo Switch And The Future Of No More Heroes

    "We want Travis to go on for many more years"

    Goichi "Suda51" Suda is arguably one of Japan's most famous game developers, and has been behind some of the most unique and compelling Japanese games of the past few decades, including Killer7, The Silver Case and - of course - No More Heroes. This franchise - along with its mouthy hero Travis...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Videos
    • Suda51
    • Rezzed 2018
    • Interviews
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Will Take To The Court On Switch In 2018

    Ballin'

    Following a listing by the Australian Classification Board - which all but confirmed its existence - Saber Interactive has finally made it official. NBA Playgrounds 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, although it's currently got a vague 2018 release window attached. The original NBA Playgrounds - which offered a cross between NBA Street and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News FDG Entertainment Teases Physical Edition Of Oceanhorn On Switch

    "Something is missing"

    It's almost a year since Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas washed up on the shores of the Switch's eShop, but the game's publisher has hinted that a physical edition release might be just around the corner. Taking some heavy inspiration from one particular Nintendo franchise, this game is an action adventure which sees you...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Ubisoft's Big E3 2018 Keynote Will Be Heading To LA On 11th June

    Expect games, games and more games

    With only a couple of months to go until June, things are starting to heat up in the E3 department. All the big publishers are platformers are beginning to announce their respective showcases/keynotes and French mega publisher Ubisoft is the next one to pencil its name into the diary. So stock up on energy drinks...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Ubisoft
  • News Snack World: Trejarers Gold On Switch Will Upgrade Visuals And Add In Surround Sound

    It's snack time

    Some more details surrounding the upcoming port of The Snack World from 3DS to Nintendo Switch, with a report from 4Gamer revealing a host of new improvements that will upgrade the food-minded adventure for a new generation. Snack World Trejarers Gold will include improved graphics, support for 5.1 Surround Sound and the use of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Top-Down Roguelike Shooter Juicy Realm Will Blast Onto Switch This Summer

    Juicy

    X.D. Network Inc has revealed some fresh details and a gameplay video for its upcoming title Juicy Realm, along with an updated release date window of 'Q2 2018'. Supporting two-player local co-op, and available to play in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese, Juicy Realm is a top-down roguelike game featuring...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News NBA Playgrounds 2 Rated By The Australian Classification Board

    Say what?

    Saber Interactive's NBA Playgrounds had a bumpy launch on the Nintendo Switch, with no online play available on release. Eventually this mode was patched in months later – after owners had been compensated with a free game – and at the start of this year the updated

    • Switch eShop
    • Classification
    • NBA Playgrounds
  • News Nihilumbra Will Make The Journey From Wii U To Switch On 3rd May

    Something wicked this way comes

    Following a run of success on mobile since its original release back in 2012 - and a 2015 port on Wii U - puzzle adventure Nihilumbra is set to make its way to Nintendo Switch next month. Barcelona-based BeautiFun Games will be handling its own port, which will arrive on the Switch eShop on 3rd May. The original...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Musical Mind Madness Of Figment Skips Onto Nintendo Switch On 31 May

    A beautiful hand-drawn platformer/puzzler

    We first reported on the unusual platforming world of Figment back in January 2017, when news broke that the game was making the delightful jump from PC to Nintendo Switch. Well, surprise, it's arriving on 31 May, direct from the Switch eShop. The award-winning musical adventure - which mixes classic...

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  • News Get Your Wiggle On As Spectrum Gets A Switch-Exclusive Local Multiplayer Race Mode

    Platforming with pals

    Following on from news that 3D Avenue's colourful platformer Spectrum is wiggling its way onto Nintendo Switch, publisher Digerati has now revealed an extra special addition to sweeten the deal - a new Race mode that's exclusive to Ninty's handheld machine. This new local multiplayer model will enable you and a mate (or a...

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Monday16th Apr 2018

  • News Official Nintendo Magazine Confirms Pokémon On Switch Will Be 'Generation Eight'

    Potentially with new mechanics

    The upcoming Pokémon game(s) for Nintendo Switch are still likely quite some time away from release just yet, and whether or not we'll see any official reveals for the game during E3, or a Pokémon Direct around the time of the event, is still unknown. This information from Official Nintendo Magazine appears to...

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  • News Billy Mitchell Breaks His Silence To Address Accusations Of Cheating

    "Everything was done professionally, according to the rules"

    It's fair to say that it's not been a great year for Billy Mitchell, the former "King of Kong". Earlier this year he was accused of cheating in order to claim his famous Donkey Kong high score, and last week Twin Galaxies responded and 

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    • Drama
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  • Talking Point Does Sega's AGES Announcement Mean The Virtual Console Is Dead?

    And if it is, does it really matter?

    It's fair to say that the Virtual Console was quite a significant part of Nintendo's plans back when the Wii launched; it was certainly significant in the development of the site you're reading now, which some of you may remember as Virtual Console Reviews prior to the triumphant merger with Nintendo Life in...

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  • News Sega AGES Is Officially Coming to Nintendo Switch In The West

    With five classic titles to boot

    With its official Japanese reveal last week - and confirmation that Alex Kidd and Ground Gain are joining the lineup - Sega has now officially confirmed Sega AGES (the revived retro collection) is headed to Nintendo Switch in the West sometime in the summer of 2018. As we've previously reported, the first five...

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  • Rumour FIFA 18 To Get New World Cup Mode As A Digital Add-On

    The details come from a fresh 'leak' at EA...

    FIFA 18 marked the first time EA Canada's world-conquering footie sim had appeared on Nintendo Switch (minus a few modes, that is), but if a new data leak is anything to by, handheld owners will be getting a brand new mode in time to celebrate this summer's World Cup in Russia. The recently data-mined...

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  • News Looks Like Playtonic Is Ready To Reveal Its Next Game

    Plus "extra content" for Yooka-Laylee

    UK studio Playtonic has broken its silence to celebrate the first birthday of Yooka-Laylee, as well as hint that it's about to lift the lid on its next project. In a recent blog post, Playtonic said: Yes, hands up, we’ve been a bit quiet for a while. But we promise it’s because we’ve been far too busy...

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  • 20

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    Review Infernium

    Puts you through hell

    It's a well-worn form of journalistic shorthand to describe a game by its influences. With Infernium, though, such an exercise might prove more confusing than instructive. And one thing this game doesn't need is any more confusion.  While it would be wholly accurate to describe the game as 'Dark Souls meets Pac-Man meets...

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    Review Streets Of Red - Devil's Dare Deluxe

    Cowabunga!

    Back in the glory days of the arcade, beat ‘em up games represented some of the most fun and most challenging games that you could find. With a clear narrative and finite stages to follow, these games could be 'beaten', but it often took a monumental effort and a fistful of quarters. Secret Base wanted to revisit that experience in the...

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  • News My Hero Academia: One's Justice Gets New Name And Some Juicy New Details

    And justice for all

    The game once known as My Hero Academia: One's Justice is getting a slight name change for its western release, adopting the new moniker My Hero One's Justice. With a title that's far less of a mouthful, Bandai Namco has also unveiled some of the new gameplay features set to appear in the anime-based brawler. This being a game...

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  • News Alex Kidd And Gain Ground Join Sega's AGES Line-Up On Switch, Saturn And Dreamcast Games Coming

    Janken!

    Last week, Sega caused quite a stir when it announced it would be bringing a series of classic titles to Switch under the "AGES" banner. The first three confirmed titles are Sonic, Thunder Force IV and Phantasy Star. However, it hasn't taken long for Sega to reveal two more games in the range:

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  • Video Here's What Happened To The Grinder, A Wii Horror Shooter Lost To Development Hell

    Left for dead

    Back in the mid to late '00s, some third-party developers were doing their best to put the under-powered Wii through its paces. The Conduit developer High Voltage Software was one of those studios, which doubled down on its console exclusivity with Left 4 Dead-esque horror shooter, The Grinder. It became one of the most...

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    • Retro
  • Video Take A Quick Peek Inside Nintendo HQ In Japan

    Where dreams are made

    Many of us are familiar with the half beautiful, half corporate-looking appearance of Nintendo's Japanese headquarters from the outside; this huge, white, cube-like building has likely been the subject of thousands of online searches and probably the first place many of us tried when opening up Google Earth for the first time...

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  • News Horizon Chase Turbo Could Be Speeding Towards Nintendo Switch

    Update: Coming later this year, in fact

    Update: And it's official! Original Story: Remember Horizon Chase? We reported on this Top Gear and Out Run-inspired racer back in 2015, when it was reported that the title - which later launched on smart devices - w

    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Guide Pokémon Go Moves List And TMs - All Fast Moves And Charge Moves, How To Get TMs, And How It All Works

    TM to GO

    Catching the right Pokémon, training it, and evolving it is only half the battle in Pokémon GO. Arguably, the most important aspect of a Pokémon is its moves, as you can bring down a much more powerful Pokémon if yours has the better moveset. It gets a little bit more complicated when you realise that there are two...

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  • News Bethesda Busy Optimising Wolfenstein II On Switch, No News On DLC Yet

    Spanish inquisition

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Nintendo Switch is shaping up nicely - check out our recent hands-on preview at PAX East for confirmation of that - but we're still waiting on a firm release date and more details regarding post-release content. One fan took to Twitter to ask Bethesda what its plans were for releasing the...

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  • News Venture Kid Is Coming To Nintendo Switch, And It's A Console Exclusive

    A platformer of the retro variety

    Indie studio FDG Entertainment has confirmed its retro platformer Venture Kid is headed to consoles. Well, to one console, that is - and it's only Nintendo Switch! The 8-bit throwback - which is currently in Early Access on Steam - will place you in the shoes of the titular 'Kid' as you battle the evil Dr. Teklov...

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  • News Chose Your Own Adventure And Solve The Case As Late Shift Arrives On Switch This Month

    FMV for the win

    Hot on the heels of its recent release on PC and other console platforms, British publisher Wales Interactive has confirmed FMV-based crime thriller Late Shift is headed to Nintendo Switch as well - and it'll be sidling onto the eShop on 26th April. Created by developer CtrlMovie - and written by screenwriter Michael R...

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  • News 2D Platforming Throwback Kemono Heroes Is Headed To Switch In 2019

    Animal instincts

    While Nintendo Switch's schedule is already filling up for 2018 (and we're not even at E3 2018 yet), it's also starting to get a handful of titles slated for 2019. Kemono Heroes, the new 2D platformer from studio Mad Gear Games, is one of the first, and it's bringing some 16-bit multiplayer action to Switch's digital library. With...

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  • Event Join Us For The Nintendo Life Gaming Night In Cambridge UK - 28th July

    Nintendo gaming fun for all the family

    As some reading these pages know a number of the Nintendo Life team are based in the UK, and through our friendship with The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge we occasionally host gaming events with that awesome organisation. Our next one is lined up, and it's going to be a whole heap of fun!...

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Sunday15th Apr 2018

  • News Valkyria Chronicles Is Coming To Switch

    Valkyria Chronicles 4 has been postponed, though

    Sega has announced that the Nintendo Switch version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 won't launch until Fall 2018. To soften this blow, the company has confirmed that the original game will release alongside it in digital form. Let us know if you're excited about playing both by leaving a comment...

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  • News AtGames Confirms It's Making The Mega Drive Mini, Then Deletes Tweet

    The plot thickens...

    Yesterday, it was revealed that Sega is bringing its own "classic edition" system to market in the form of the Mega Drive Mini. A micro-console pre-loaded with classic titles, the system was shown off during an event in Japan, instantly triggering speculation that AtGames - a US firm which has been making officially-licensed...

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    • Japan
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • Mega Drive

Saturday14th Apr 2018

  • News Sega Announces AGES For Nintendo Switch, Mega Drive Mini Console

    AtGames confirms it's making the mini console

    During a live Twitch presentation in Tokyo this morning, Sega announced that a download-only selection of 15 titles under the name SEGA AGES will be making their way to Switch in the summer.  These include company mascot platformer Sonic the Hedgehog, Thunder Force 4, Phantasy Star and more to be...

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  • News Sega Reveals Shenmue 1 & 2 Remaster, But It's Skipping Switch

    "I see"

    Yesterday, Sega teased a huge announcement. We've seen part of that in the form of Sega AGES for the Switch and the reveal of a Mega Drive Mini console, but there's more: the Japanese company is remastering Shenmue and its sequel. These two classic titles originally launched on the Dreamcast and are beloved by countless gamers - but sa

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  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another weekend is upon us, and that means making time - be it five precious minutes or a whole 48 hours - of quality 'you' time on your Nintendo platform of choice. This week we've got plenty of love for Nintendo Switch with some slices of retro goodness, some newly released indies and the usual devotion to...

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Friday13th Apr 2018

  • Random As The Pokémon Anime Hits 1000 Episodes, One Thing Is Clear: Ash Sucks At Pokémon

    The very best? We don't think so

    Want to feel old? The 1000th episode of the Pokémon anime recently aired. The series began in 1997 in Japan, and follows the exploits of Ash Ketchum as he travels the world with the goal of being "the very best, like no one ever was". During that time new monsters have appeared with startling regularity, fierce...

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  • News Sega Teases "Huge Announcement" To Be Revealed Tomorrow

    What could it be?

    Running from the 14th to the 15th April at Bellesalle Akihabara in Tokyo, Sega Fes 2018 is an event scheduled to host a variety of Sega-related goodness which will be livestreamed for those of us living too far away. We weren't expecting any major announcements or news to come from the event, but a tweet posted from Sega's...

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  • News Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi Hints That A New Games System Is On The Horizon

    "Nintendo constantly works on hardware"

    Nintendo did moderately well at this year's BAFTA awards, scooping three awards on the night. However, the success of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey was overshadowed slightly by a tease made by Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi.  Speaking to the

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    • Hardware
  • Rumour Did Bethesda Just Tease DOOM 2 For This Year's E3?

    "Hell on Earth"

    E3 is rapidly approaching with only two months separating us from some (hopefully) great gaming reveals, but one publisher that hasn't been building the hype for the latter half of this year is DOOM and Skyrim wonder-studio, Bethesda. Until now... In a conversation with Dualshockers, Bethesda Softworks’ Senior Vice President...

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  • News Football Manager Touch 2018 Kicks Off Today On Nintendo Switch

    Back of the net

    The tease was indeed true; the million-selling Football Manager series is coming to Switch - in fact, it launches today on the eShop. Publisher Sega has confirmed the news, as well as revealing that Football Manager Touch 2018 has been jointly developed by Sports Interactive and Hardlight. The game has a unique interface...

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  • Random Retro Games Collector Finds Drugs Smuggled Inside NES Cartridges

    Contra-band

    Imagine heading out to a market, picking up some copies of classic retro games to add to your growing collection, and accidentally coming home with a small stash of illegal drugs at the same time. It seems almost unimaginable, yet this was a recent reality for one unlucky gentleman. Retro game collector Julian Turner recently uploaded a...

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  • News Playing Minecraft On Nintendo Switch Will Soon Net You Xbox Live Achievements

    Well we didn't expect this

    We all know that the Switch doesn't have a built-in achievement system, and the debate over whether or not it would benefit the console will likely go on for some time, but this news throws a very interesting addition into the mix. Microsoft and Mojang have confirmed that, once the game's Bedrock update has gone live,...

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  • News Zelda: Breath of the Wild And Super Mario Odyssey Win Big At BAFTA Games Awards

    But not quite the stars of the show

    We all know that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are fantastic games; having taken the world by storm last year with some fresh ideas for its top franchises, Nintendo has been taking countless awards home for these top titles left, right, and centre. Amazingly, this trend is still...

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  • News Super Famicom Megami Tensei Spin-Off Last Bible III Gets Translated Into English

    Now import friendlier

    Jolly news for Megami Tensei fans today as Tom and DDSTrans have announced the release of a complete English translation patch for Super Famicom 1995 exclusive Last Bible III. This was the first entry in the series released on a home console, with the previous two games having graced the humble Game Boy Colour also...

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  • News Wii U Viking Epic Jotun: Valhalla Edition Is Reborn On Switch

    Return to life

    The superb Wii U title Jotun: Valhalla Edition is headed to Switch, according to a listing on the European eShop. The release date for this reheated version is April 27th. We awarded the Wii U version a whopping 9/10 back in 2016, and had this to say: From the Icelandic voice over that plays as you read the plight of Thora to...

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  • News THQ Nordic Is Skipping E3 This Year Because It Clashes With The 2018 World Cup

    "We will be forced to stay in our lovely Viennese beer gardens"

    THQ Nordic has issued a light-hearted press release detailing its reasons for skipping E3 this year. According to the PR, THQ Nordic's team have decided that it doesn't want to miss any of this year's World Cup - which is being held in Russia - and therefore won't be displaying its...

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    Review Octocopter: Double Or Squids

    Now with multiplayer

    As Wii U production was drawing to a close at the end of 2016 in preparation for the arrival of the Nintendo Switch the following year, a game named Octocopter: Super Sub Squid Escape was released on the platform via the eShop. Drawing inspiration from the likes of the Kururin series, the gameplay was relatively simple yet...

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  • News Agatha Knife Is A Satirical Adventure Game Where You Create A Meat-Eating Religion

    "Carnivorism"

    Mango Protocol has announced Agatha Knife, a dark and satirical narrative adventure game launching on Nintendo Switch on April 26th. Agatha is a seven year old insomniac torn between her friendship with animals and her love for eating steaks and sausages. Stumbling across religion, Agatha realises it could be just the tool she...

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  • News Real Bout Fatal Fury Special Comes Out Fighting On Switch Next Week

    Calling out all special wolves

    HAMSTER's admirable Neo Geo streak returns next week with Real Bout Fatal Fury Special showing up in the Switch eShop on April 19th. In case you're wondering what makes this one 'Special', we are here for you. Along with the entire roster of the original Real Bout Fatal Fury, the game sees the return of fan...

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  • News Nintendo Is Turning To Tech Startups To Find New Ways To Play On Switch

    "We are always exploring ways to evolve entertainment"

    The Switch may be a runaway success but Nintendo isn't content to sit back and take it easy now the cash is rolling in; it has announced that it is collaborating with San Francisco-based Scrum Ventures to find startup companies which can unearth new ways to leverage the power...

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  • News Flyhigh Works Reveals Samurai Defender And Lanota For Switch

    Plus, Deemo is getting more free content

    Flyhigh Works has just broadcast a Flyhigh Express video in Japan, and while it is obviously aimed at that particular region, there are a few titles which will be coming to the west as well. The first new game is Samurai Defender, which was previously released on the 3DS. This tower defence game is set...

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  • News Retro-Style Aerial Combat Sim Sky Rogue Is On Target For A Switch Release This Month

    Ace!

    Fractal Phase's Sky Rogue has been listed on the North American Switch eShop, with a release date of April 26th. The retro-style arcade combat sim - which has a "Very Positive" rating on Steam - looks a lot like Namco's Ace Combat and Sega's Wing War, and will retail for $19.99. Sky Rogue is a fwooshy rogue-lite action flight...

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  • News Graceful Explosion Machine Developers Reminisce About The Game’s Creation

    Also, a mysterious new project for 2019

    Graceful Explosion Machine was one of the standout titles in the Nintendo Switch launch window, bringing colorful, intense shmup action to the fledgling platform. We absolutely loved it, and as time has gone on, it’s only gotten better, as the developers added in a new scoring system and video capture...

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  • Feature Chatting To Fishing Cactus About Shift Quantum Ahead of EGX Rezzed

    "We can’t wait to see the crazy and arty levels players will make"

    With a combination of mind-bending puzzles and an intriguing cyber noir setting, Belgian developer Fishing Cactus’ second title Shift Quantum has been on our radar for a while. By transforming barriers into escape routes and manipulating negative space in the monochromatic...

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    • Interviews
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