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    Review Sky Rogue

    "You don't own that plane! The taxpayers do!"

    There once was a time when the 3D combat flight simulator was the genre of choice for seasoned players; during the 16-bit revolution, home computers like the Amiga and Atari ST played host to the likes of Falcon 3.0, F-15 Strike Eagle and Starglider, all of which used very basic filled polygon visuals to...

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YesterdayWed, 25th Apr 2018

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    Review Zotrix: Solar Division

    Star command

    From wars to foxes, there’s nothing like a good old battle among the stars. In the wake of more cinematic titles such as Manticore: Galaxy on Fire and the upcoming Everspace, Zotrix: Solar Division has snuck on to the eShop in an attempt to carve out its own hybrid take on intergalactic altercations. A hostile alien race known as...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Zotrix Solar Division
  • Feature Scratching Beneath The Surface Of The Floor Kids Soundtrack With DJ Kid Koala

    "It's all part of this scene that continues to inspire us"

    Rhythm action game Floor Kids floored us in December of last year with its trendy hand-drawn art style, expressive freedom and incredible soundtrack. You check out our review right here. With its amazing soundtrack set for release on 27th April on vinyl, DJ and musical maestro Kid Koala took...

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    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
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    Review Don’t Starve: Nintendo Switch Edition

    Gather your wits

    In 2013, Klei Entertainment brought Don’t Starve to the world, introducing players to a hard-edged and horror-tinged take on the growing survival genre. Since then, the game has been released on several different platforms and a few expansions have been released, giving players no shortage of options in how they can experience it...

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    Review Football Manager Touch 2018

    Like playing Ronaldo at centre-back

    Even the best footballers in the world need to be placed in an appropriate system if they are to thrive. Put Lionel Messi at defensive midfield in a hard working long ball team and you'd undoubtedly still experience moments of supreme quality, but you wouldn't get the best out of him. That's an appropriate analogy...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Football Manager Touch 2018
  • News Don't Die Mr Robot! DX Brings Arcade-Style Bullet Hell To Nintendo Switch

    It's 'coming soon'

    Don't Die Mr Robot! DX, an arcade-inspired bullet hell indie that previously appeared on mobile, PS4 and PS Vita, is making the explosive leap to Nintendo Switch. With new and improved visuals for Ninty's handheld, you're getting the same single-screen action where you'll guide the titular bot as he triggers chains of explosive...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze's New Easter Egg is Only On Switch

    Great for all the wrong reasons

    Easter eggs are, in our view, a lovely way for developers to make little nods to other games, franchises, or any other subject that might otherwise pass a player by. We've discovered one such reference to the divisive Donkey Kong Country TV show in the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Donkey Kong
    • DK
    • Easter Egg
  • News Sonic Mania Has Sold One Million Units Worldwide, Plus Version Release Date Confirmed

    Sonic Mania Plus Will cost $4.99 / £3.99 if you own the original

    Sega's Sonic Mania has now sold over a million units globally, according to Famitsu. The 2D platformer launched last year on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC, and made up for the fact that the mainline 2017 Sonic title - Sonic Forces - wasn't very good. Sega's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic
    • Sega
  • News Nintendo Says It's Not Trying To Innovate, It's "Trying To Find Ways To Make People Happy"

    A look behind the curtain

    The Guardian recently interviewed Nintendo's own Shinya Takahashi, and the general manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division revealed some of the interesting ways the firm is innovating without consciously trying to do so. “People always ask us whether we take risks on purpose," he reveals. "But to...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Labo Racked Up Almost Double The Sales Of God Of War In Japan

    Cardboard is king

    The weekly Media Create sales figures for Japan are out, and the big news is that the Labo Variety Kit outsold PS4 exclusive God of War by almost two-to-one. The main Labo kit sold 90,410 copies, while God of War sold 46,091 units in the same time frame. The Robot Labo Kit shifted 28,629 units. Sorry, Kratos...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Coin-Op Gridiron Classic 10-Yard Fight Is Coming To Switch Next Week

    Hut!

    Hamster is bringing Irem's classic 10-Yard Fight to the Switch eShop as part of the Arcade Archives range, it has been revealed. A listing on the eShop shows that the 1983 classic - along with its 1984 update, VS 10-Yard Fight, which includes a two-player feature - is hitting the digital store on May 2nd. If you were a NES fan during the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Wizard Of Legend Will Bring Its Roguelike Magic To Switch On 15th May

    A wizard is never late...

    It was way back in 2017 that we learned Contingent99's successfully crowdfunded roguelike Wizard of Legend was coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop (with a little help from Humble Bundle), and now we finally know when it's arriving - 15th May, to be precise. "We're excited to announce that Wizard of Legend will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pop Star Agency Sim Idol Manager Could Make It To Switch If Its Kickstarter Hits $50K

    That's entertainment!

    Nintendo Switch has plenty of genres and subgenres on its books already, but we'll be honest - the idol management simulator is really under-represented. Well, developer Max Rogozin and his small team are looking to rectify that with Idol Manager. The occasionally NSFW indie tasks you with looking after a group of Japanese...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • Video Digital Foundry Explores Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's Resolution And Frame Rate

    Looks like a winner

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was one of the Wii U's gaming highlights; the platforming fun was great from start to finish, but it also looked great and played nicely, too. To explore the differences between the WIi U version and the upcoming Switch version, though, and to check for any improvements, the folk at Digital...

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    • Donkey Kong
    • Digital Foundry
  • Soapbox How Nintendo Switch Helped Break My Crippling Obsession With Achievements

    Breaking the habit

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In today's article, editor Dom admits his problem with platform-specific trophy systems and how their absence on Nintendo Switch has helped him kick a money-wasting,...

    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Splatoon 2 Is Changing Up Its Weapon Distribution System

    No more weekly updates

    Splatoon 2 is the gift that keeps on giving; every single week for the last few months has seen new weapons be released at the very least, sometimes with new gear, stages, or even things like yesterday's humungous update providing even more fun. This system is about to change slightly, however, with updates being released more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Test That Grey Matter With The Sudoku-Style Puzzles Of Hexalogic

    It's set for release on Switch in 2018

    Indie developer MythicOwl has confirmed its upcoming puzzler Hexalogic - which hits iOS, Android and PC on 29th May 2018 - will also be making its way to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. The relaxing yet challenging title sees you using the 'one-of-kind' setup of Sudoku, only with an unusual hexagonal twist...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Timberman VS Aims To Bring Simplistic Arcade-Style Multiplayer Fun To Switch Next Week

    It's cheap as chips, too

    A listing on the North American eShop has revealed that Timberman VS will be hitting the Switch on 3rd May. The game, which has already seen a 'free with in-app purchases' release on mobile devices, before landing on Steam in 2015, is aiming to bring some cheap and cheerful fun to your Switch. Timberman VS is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Someone Has Recreated A 1980s Game & Watch Classic Using Nintendo Labo

    Is there anything this thing CAN'T do?

    Labo arrived on store shelves last week (in the US and Japan, at least) and it we already know it's a hit with cats. However, it's some of the incredible things that people are doing with this product that really impresses

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Labo
  • News Arc System Works Promises More Fighting Games Are Headed To Switch

    BlazBlue and Guilty Gear are just the beginning...

    Following on from the announcement that it's bringing Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R to Nintendo Switch (and with BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle still in development), Japanese fighting game powerhouse Arc System Works has confirmed via Twitter that it is planning to bring more of its titles to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Meet Adol Christin, The Hero Of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana

    The Switch port is due 29th June

    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana is only a couple of months away from its long-awaited debut on Nintendo Switch (and when we say 'long' we mean it, since it's been out on PS Vita in Japan for almost two years), so to celebrate, NIS America has released a brand new trailer. This one is all about red-headed man of the hour...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Weirdness Gal*Gun 2 Has Wild Guns Reloaded Artwork On The Inside Cover

    Mix up

    We didn't think much to Gal*Gun 2 if we're perfectly honest, but it seems that many people picked up the physical version when it launched in North America recently. Strangely, a printing error means that copies of Gal*Gun 2 have artwork for Wild Guns Reloaded printed on the inside of the cover. Yep, we don't get it either.  Gal*Gun 2...

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Neon Nintendo Switch Was The Best Selling Hardware Of March In The U.S.

    Well, sort of

    The Nintendo Switch has certainly been a hot product, comfortably outselling its Wii U predecessor in under a year and steadily gaining in momentum as it goes into its second year. Although sales had hit a bit of a decline over the last couple months, it would seem that the console is back on the rise again, as the latest NPD results...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • NPD
  • News Kirby Star Allies Sets A New Series Sales Record

    Surpassing Nightmare in Dreamland, at last

    Last month Kirby Star Allies ended a relatively quiet start to 2018 as the first major first party release on the Switch. We thought it was pretty good, and while it didn’t seem like a particularly exceptional release in the pink puff’s long lineage, new NPD results show that it apparently was quite a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Kirby Star Allies

Tuesday24th Apr 2018

  • News Death Road To Canada Delayed Following The Recent Attack In Toronto

    Its 25th April release date pulled in mark of respect

    Following the tragic events in Toronto yesterday, where a van struck pedestrians leaving ten people dead and another 15 injured, Death Road to Canada developer Rocketcat Games and publisher Ukiyo Publishing have decided to indefinitely delay the game's release (it was due to arrive on the eShop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hackers Have Found A Way To Exploit The Switch, And It's Apparently 'Unpatchable'

    Nintendo is not going to be happy about this

    Hacker Katherine Temkin and the hacking group ReSwitched have been in pursuit of the 'Holy Grail' of Nintendo Switch exploits ever since its launch, and a recent post by the team suggests it may have found the next best thing. According to a detailed report, the exploit in question - known as the Fusée...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Version 1.4.0 Launches Later This Week

    New Blades!

    Similarly to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of those games that seems nearly infinite, and the expansion pass for the game has added a decent amount of content already. Though the meat of the pass is still yet to come—with challenge battles and new story content on the way—a fresh update is due...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Updates
  • Rumour Call Of Duty Might Be Headed To Switch, But Only As A Battle Royale

    Royale with cheese

    Well, that isn't the rumour we were hoping to hear in the runup to the official reveal of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 in May, and its eventual release in October. According to Gaming Intel, Call of Duty is coming to Nintendo Switch, but not in the way you might be expecting. Turns out the handheld is getting the yet-to-be-announced...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Wolfenstein II On Switch Receives June Release Date And First Official Trailer

    Treat your eyeballs

    Bethesda Softworks has announced that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will launch on Nintendo Switch on 29th June. As BJ Blazkowicz, players will experience an action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters, reuniting with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Tune In Next Week For Saturday Morning RPG On Your Nintendo Switch, Kids

    Physical release coming in May via Limited Run Games

    Saturday Morning RPG will launch on the Switch eShop on April 26th, it has been revealed. An episodic JRPG "set in world heavily inspired by 1980s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture", the game places you in the role of school-kid Marty, who finds himself blessed with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Bayonetta 3 Will Be "Crazier, Better, Tighter" Says PlatinumGames

    "It’s going to have to raise the bar"

    During last week's Reboot Develop 2018 talk with PlatinumGames, founders Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya discussed their plans for Bayonetta 3, going as far as to call it "a turning point for the company." While they didn’t reveal specific details, they made it clear that they understand the level of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bayonetta
    • PlatinumGames
  • News Splatoon-Style Racer Trailblazers Has Cross-Platform Multiplayer, Switch Version Arrives In June

    Paint the town red with friends

    Supergonk's Trailblazers is shaping up to be quite the speed-fest, mixing Splatoon-style track-painting with anti-grav racing. It has now been confirmed that the game will showcase cross-platform multiplayer, which means you'll be able to compete against players on other systems. According to the game's Steam page,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Splatoon 2 Version 3.0.0 Arrives Later Today, Includes Fan-Favourite Stage Camp Triggerfish

    Rank X also available

    Nintendo has revealed that Splatoon 2 will be receiving its huge update to Version 3.0.0 later today, bringing an absolute squid-load of changes, fixes, and additions to everyone's favourite neon ink-coverage shooter. Some highlights from the update include: - Rank X is now available - New gear has been added to the shops -...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Updates
  • Random A Game Boy Cartridge Case Can Perfectly Store 15 Of Your Switch Games

    A free carry case solution

    Here at Nintendo Life we like clever little finds, things that fit just right for exquisite display or travel purposes, and pretty much anything related to the Game Boy. Amazingly, these three things have now been perfectly combined and we felt a deep urge to share the goodness with you lovely lot. Twitter...

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    • Game Boy
  • News Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Will Bring The Fight To Nintendo Switch

    Guilt-ridden

    It was only back in February that Guilty Gear producer and BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori cast doubt on a potential Guilty Gear port coming to Nintendo Switch when he said, "One of the goals for Guilty Gear is achieving high quality graphics. Specifically on that point the Nintendo Switch might not be a good match, but that's not our...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature The History And Evolution of Donkey Kong

    37 years in the making

    Few gaming characters have hung around as long as Donkey Kong, and over the years we at NL towers have garnered a healthy respect for the giant, tie-wearing ape. That's why we decided to throw together a short audio-visual retrospective to take a look at how DK managed to get where he is today. What's your favourite entry...

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    • Donkey Kong
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  • Video Sega Invites You To "Get a Load of These Beats" In This New Shining Resonance Refrain Trailer

    Game launches on July 11th

    It's fair to say that the return of the legendary Shining series to western shores isn't exactly what we - or many other fans - expected. Shining Resonance Refrain - which is coming to Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on July 11th - feels like a world apart from the turn-based strategy instalments which made...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Videos
  • Random Nintendo Labo Allows You To Peek Inside Your Joy-Con

    Crazy attention to detail

    Nintendo Labo is, as many likely expected, taking the internet by storm; we've already seen Nintendo's new cardboard wonder receiving some unwanted attention from adorable, curious cats, and a bunch of clever creations from players all around the world

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    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fox N Forests Will Leap And Bound Onto Switch On 17th May

    Foxy platforming

    We've had our eye on the 16-bit platforming of Fox n Forests for a while now, so we're excited to confirm the throwback adventure will be springing its way onto the Nintendo Switch eShop on 17th May. If you've not come across it before, you play Rick, a fox with the rather handy ability to control the seasons. You'll guide him...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Speedrunner Completes New Super Mario Bros. In Half An Hour With No Power-Ups

    Smashing a world record in the process

    Most of us love Super Mario games, and many of us would consider ourselves to be fairly decent at them, but completing an entire game in around half an hour without using a single power-up is going way beyond the skill level we could ever hope to possess. Amazingly enough, though, that is exactly...

    • Super Mario
    • Speedrun
    • Video
  • News You Can Now Play As Final Fantasy XV Characters In Minecraft For Switch And Wii U

    The more the merrier

    Minecraft is becoming a pretty nifty way to see your favourite characters from rival platforms have a presence on the latest Nintendo hardware; back in January we saw Banjo-Kazooie return to our screens (albeit in blocky form), and we recently found out that playing the game on Switch can net you Xbox

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Minecraft
  • News Suicide Guy Will Arrive On Switch On 10th May With Extra Content

    Dreams, dreams, dreams

    While it might not have the most PC of names, don't let first impressions fool you. Suicide Guy is one of the silliest and most creative first-person puzzles games we've played in a long while and it's finally ready to bring its dream-like quality to Nintendo Switch on 10th May. Publisher Chubby Pixel made the announcement...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News SaGa: Scarlet Grace Hits Japanese Switch Consoles In August

    PS Vita RPG is getting ported with new content

    Square Enix has announced that the Switch port of the 2016 PS Vita title SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Hiiro no Yabou will arrive in Japan on August 2nd. It's also coming to PlayStation 4, PC, and smartphones on the same day. The news was confirmed in the latest issue of Famitsu, along with details...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • SaGa
    • Square Enix
  • Video Here's Your First Look At Switch Shooter Psyvariar Delta In Motion

    Buzzin'

    City Connection is updating Success' classic shooter Psyvariar for the Switch and PS4, and has just released a new trailer which shows the game in action. Psyvariar Delta - which features a "Buzz" system where you power up your ship by flying as close to projectiles as possible without dying - launches in Japan on August 30th. Will you be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Videos
    • Psyvariar
  • News Sausage Sports Club Is Close To Being Certified By Nintendo

    A release date announcement is also in the works

    It was way back in August 2017 that the multiplayer madness of Sausage Sports Club first came to our attention, with its mini-games full of floppy-necked animals, and now it sounds like the indie title is close to getting certification from Nintendo itself. The news was made public on Twitter at the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News You've Got Until 9PM GMT Today To Pre-Order Labo If You Want It In Time For Friday

    UK cardboard enthusiasts, take note

    While our chums in Japan and North America are already hard at work(play) building all manner of cardboard creations, we in the UK and the EU have to wait until Friday to get our hands on Nintendo Labo in all its glory (and that includes the team here at Nintendo Life). If you were thinking about pre-ordering...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Go Behind-The-Scenes With The Switch-Bound MotoGP 18

    So what is 'drone scanning' exactly?

    It's been nine years since the MotoGP franchise last graced a Nintendo console with 2009's MotoGP on Wii (back when Capcom did things other than Resi and Street Fighter), but that two-wheeled drought is finally coming to an end this June with the arrival of Milestone's MotoGP 18. With a release date set for 7th...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
  • News Prepare To "Zoom Infinitely" With Bizarre Puzzle Adventure Path To Mnemosyne

    Lost Memories and Lost Minds

    We here at Nintendo Life Towers like a good puzzle, as well as a scare or two. Alicante-based indie Devilish Games is fusing both in its creepy adventure game Path to Mnemosyne, and it's coming to the Switch. Here's a description from the game's Steam page: Immerse yourself into Path to Mnemosyne, a hypnotic adventure...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch

Monday23rd Apr 2018

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    Review South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    It’s super cereal

    Nintendo Switch is hardly wanting when it comes to turn-based RPGs. In fact, it’s positively teeming with them, so South Park: The Fractured But Whole finds itself having to prove its existence on two very different fronts. It has to be both a worthy sequel to 2014’s brilliant The Stick of Truth and show its handheld...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • South Park
    • The Fractured But Whole
  • Gallery Japan Goes Absolutely Potty About Nintendo Labo

    Bored of cardboard? Not even close

    Whatever you think of Nintendo’s latest and wackiest creation, Labo has been pretty indicative of the company's aggressive marketing in the weeks since its brief yet impactful reveal in January. With a combination of Nintendo’s fitting mantra of ‘thinking outside the box’, utilising the console's many new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Gallery
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
  • Rumour Looks Like These Three Characters Might Be Joining Mario Tennis Aces

    Slice and dice

    Mario Tennis Aces is just a few short months away, so, as is custom in the build-up to a game, some extra content has unwittingly been revealed in a Japanese pre-order campaign. That extra content seemingly revealing three new characters that may well be joining the roster in June. The Japanese pre-order gives you access to an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Customise Your Nintendo Switch With These 'Safe' Console Skins

    Dbrand says its skins won't wreck your handheld

    Nintendo Switch has plenty of choices when it comes to different coloured Joy-Cons, but there's very little choice for the rest of your console's hardware. There are skins, but plenty of them have left damaging marks on your hardware, so what to do if you're looking for a little safe...

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    • Hardware
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    Review Manticore: Galaxy On Fire

    In Space no one can hear you pew, pew, pew!

    Flying your spaceship and shooting other bad spaceships will be what you will spend most of your time doing in Manticore: Galaxy on Fire. Fortunately, it's a refined and precise experience, with easy to pick up controls that allow for all sorts of flashy maneuvers. The left analog stick controls your ship...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Manticore Galaxy on Fire
  • Random Cats Can't Get Enough Of Nintendo Labo

    Feline groovy

    Labo launched last week in Japan and North America, meaning that loads of cardboard pianos, fishing rods and robots are now out in the wild. It also means that household pets are coming to terms with a Labo-filled future, and it has come to our attention (thanks, Kotaku) that cats just can't seem to get enough of the latest Nintend

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Tactical RPG Banner Of The Maid Is Coming To Switch

    Set during the French Revolution, no less

    Fans of Final Fantasy Tactics and Mercenaries Saga take note; tactical RPG Banner of the Maid has been confirmed for release on Switch. Set during the French Revolution, Banner of the Maid places you in the shoes of Pauline Bonaparte, sibling of the famous Napoleon. She longs to visit her

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Site News So, Where's Our Nintendo Labo Review?

    Staggered release dates, be damned

    Labo launched last week in North America, and you may well have noticed plenty of coverage going up on a wide range of sites since then. The consensus is pretty clear: Labo is a neat toy that has plenty of potential. So then, you may be wondering to yourselves, where's the all-important Nintendo Life review?...

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    • Nintendo Labo
    • Labo
    • Site News
  • Feature The Making Of Night Trap, The World's Most Famous Video Game Nasty

    "I thought the whole witch hunt was ridiculous"

    Nintendo of America's Howard Lincoln makes an example out of Night Trap during the 1993 Senate Hearings on Video Game Violence Ever since its inception, the video game industry and controversy have gone hand in hand. Custer’s Revenge, Death Race, Grand Theft Auto, Sam Fox’s Strip Poker… these...

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    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Night Trap
  • Video Get Your Hands Dirty With Six Minutes Of Switch-Exclusive Garage Gameplay

    Hotline Die-ami

    Garage - the Nintendo Switch-exclusive, top-down survival shooter - is set to arrive on the Switch eShop on 11th May, and to celebrate its incoming release, developer tinyBuild Games has unleashed a brand new six-minute long trailer packed to the rotted gills with gameplay. The game was announced back in January, and will see you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Video
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    Review Sengoku 3

    Third time's a charm

    SNK’s first two Sengoku games put players in control of a sword-swinging hero, with the neat ability to switch to a different character during play should they wish. Coupled with a variety of enemies to bash they were not essential titles, but could still provide some decent fighting fun. The second game built on the first,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Sengoku 3
  • News Breath Of The Wild Slashes Its Way Back Into The UK Charts Top Ten

    A Link to the charts

    Last week was a quiet week for Nintendo Switch in the UK charts, but that doesn't mean the plucky little handheld didn't have its fair share of familiar titles mingling with the multiplatform fare. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dropped a couple of places to number five, while Super Mario Odyssey made the jump from eight to six in a single...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Video Polymega Gears Up For Marketing Blitz With Footage Of PCB Creation

    More news coming this year

    Polymega - which began life as RetroBlox - is a name we haven't heard much of over the past few months.  The modular system aims to offer support for several key vintage gaming formats using removable sections which house the interface for each console's media and controllers. It's a really interesti

    • Polymega
    • RetroBlox
    • Hardware
    • Retro
  • Feature Enjoy The Cardboard Craziness Of These Nintendo Labo Creations

    It's just pure creation

    Since its January reveal, the question on many people's lips has been can Nintendo Labo's cardboard construction kit survive the novelty factor and wear 'n' tear of younger audiences to genuinely engage creative minds beyond customisation? If early indications are to be believed, the answer is, emphatically, yes, as Japanese...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Videos
    • Labo
    • Nintendo Labo
  • Rumour The Brawling Action Of Yo-Kai Watch Busters Could Be Headed To The West

    Is a new 3DS localisation on the horizon?

    It was way back in 2015 that we got news that the Yo-Kai Watch franchise was getting another spin-off in the form of Yo-Kai Watch Busters, but sadly the open-world brawler never made its way out of Japan. Well, if a tidbit of information is anything to go by, this 3DS gem could finally be getting localised...

    • 3DS
    • Rumour
  • News The Creator Of Seaman Worked On A DS Title Called Mario Motors

    He also provided the inspiration for StreetPass

    Yutaka "Yoot" Saito is one of Japan's most unique game designers, having creating titles such as Seaman and Odama. Over the years he has enjoyed a close relationship with Nintendo, and was on very friendly terms with the late Satoru Iwata. Speaking at Reboot Develop 2018, Saito revealed...

    • Yutaka Saito
    • Development
    • Mario
    • Nintendo DS
    • DS
  • News Perfect Angle Brings Optical Illusion Puzzles To Nintendo Switch This May

    Black magic

    Nintendo Switch is getting a new indie puzzler next month in the form of Perfect Angle, an usual little curio from Ivanovich Games that uses perspective and optical illusions to solve some fiendishly challenging 3D conundrums. It's due to arrive on the Switch eShop on 3rd May. As the title suggests, it's all about finding the perfect...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Batter Up As Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution Sprints To Home Base On Switch

    It's due in Japan in August

    It's time to dust off your favourite slugger and head onto the field because Bandai Namco is bringing the Yakyuu Famista series to Nintendo Switch in the form of Yakyuu Famista Evolution. It's currently only slated for a Japanese release, but since its based on the players in the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball league),...

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    • Japan
  • Music Gotta Go Fast With This Sega Fest Sonic DJ Set

    One hour of upbeat Sonic themes

    Sega has never been one to shy away from delivering great entertainment at fan experiences, so if you want to start your week right we suggest you give this DJ set a spin. For nearly one hour, DJ Tomoya Ohtani spins some iconic music themes from decades of Sonic The Hedgehog video game history and is eventually...

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    • Sonic
    • DJ
    • Tomoya Ohtani​
    • Jon Underdown

Sunday22nd Apr 2018

  • News Night Trap, The Infamous Mega CD Classic, Is Switch Bound

    25 years of horror will haunt the Switch this Summer

    Some games become classics due to innovation or for raising the standard for the entire industry. Others become classics due to the exact opposite, as is the case of 1992 B-Movie horror / interactive video game Night Trap. Whilst the futuristic 'interactive movie' gameplay did not fool players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Night Trap
    • SEGA
    • Mega CD

Saturday21st Apr 2018

  • News PlatinumGames Wants The Wonderful 101 On Switch

    "So anybody who would buy that, please clap..."

    The Wonderful 101 was one of the Wii U's most unique and enjoyable exclusives, but the commercial failure of the console meant it didn't reach as many people as it should have done. PlatinumGames' Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya want to change that by releasing the game on Switch, and during a talk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • PlatinumGames
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    With the week drawing to a close, it's finally time to kick back and play some games on your console of choice. Here at Nintendo Life, our time of intrepid writers, editors and video producers will be delving into our backlogs (and covering plenty of things for review), so expect a diverse melting pot of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Talking Point
    • Features

Friday20th Apr 2018

  • News Rejoice, Fortnite Fans: Switch Battle Royale Title Crazy Justice Is Shaping Up Nicely

    Motion aiming, touch controls and split screen shown in new footage

    Everything is "Battle Royale this" and Battle Royale that" these days. It's enough to get even the most ardent Nintendo fan down, purely because the Switch is the only console which doesn't have a Battle Royale game at present. That's not likely to be the case for much longer as...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Rumour Ultra Shinies Could Be Set To Glitter And Twinkle In A Pokémon Game Near You

    Rise and Ultra Shine-y

    If you're like us, there's always that constant hope your time with Pokémon GO will lead to a super rare Shiny Pokémon. With their unusual colour schemes and patterns, these little critters are highly collectible and are number one on any seasoned trainer's radar. But could the even rarer Ultra Shiny be ready to join...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
  • News Soon Crash Bandicoot Will Be Able To Hold Your Switch For You

    Let me get that for you

    If you're looking for a Switch stand with a difference, then Exquisite Gaming might have just the product for you. The accessory maker is currently putting the finishing touches to its "XL Crash Bandicoot Cable Guy", which can hold your Nintendo console - as well as other gaming items. If you're considering picking up...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • 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...

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    • 20XX
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    Switch eShop

    Review Arcade Archives Punch-Out!!

    Rumble, old man, rumble!

    Fisticuffs were always a perfect subject for video games. However how to properly deliver the experience was a technical challenge due to limited technology the 80’s, with previous efforts opting for a side or top view of the in-ring action. Nintendo tackled this issue in Punch-Out!! by allowing players to control their...

    • Reviews
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    • Arcade Archives
    • Punch-Out
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    Switch eShop

    Review Ninja Striker!

    Not all ninjas strike alike

    Ninjas. Just like John Cena you can’t see them, but they are always there. Hidden, in your pop culture, in your anime, in your video games, lurking over your shoulder reading this review right now. The '80s and '90s, a time when Ninjas were at the height of their western popularity may be last century old, but can...

    • Reviews
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    • Ninja Striker
  • News Replacement Labo Parts Are Now Available Direct From Nintendo

    PDFs also available

    Labo launches today in North America, and it's heartening to know that once kits are in the hands of players all over the nation (Europe has to wait until next week, sadly), we don't need to worry about broken parts - because Nintendo has kindly put a load of replacement items on its North American web store. With prices ranging...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Labo
  • Feature It's Time For Former Tetris Champion Steve Wozniak To Reclaim His Throne

    The best there is, the best there Woz, and the best there ever will be

    There’s been a lot of news as of late about some famous high scores and the shaky stories behind them. While we're on the topic, we thought it might be a good idea to take the headwinds and revisit another famous video game record, perhaps the most famous...

    • Retro
    • High Scores
    • Tetris
    • Steve Wozniak
    • Game Boy
  • News UK Schools Want To Bring The Cardboard Creativity Of Nintendo Labo Into The Classroom

    Switching up education

    Could Nintendo Labo and Nintendo Switch be the tools to help bring a new dimension to education? We've pondered that very same question on Nintendo Life, and now it seems some schools here in the United Kingdom see some real potential for the cardboard creations of Ninty's latest project. According to a report by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hey Dood, Disgaea 1 Complete Is Coming To Switch This Autumn

    The original is back

    To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Disgaea franchise, Nippon Ichi and NIS America are giving the very first entry in the series the Complete treatment. Following on from last year's Disgaea 5 Complete, you'll now be able to battle with your favourtie Doods when Disgaea 1 Complete arrives on Nintendo Switch this Autumn...

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    • Upcoming Releases
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    Review BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers

    "You ain’t outta control, you ain’t in control"

    Picture the nightmarish scenes on a race track if the cars didn’t have brakes. Chaos would most certainly ensue. This is the basis of the Switch eShop title, Brakes Are For Losers. It’s a classic top-down arcade racer for up to eight people featuring cars that obviously don’t have any brakes...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brakes Are For Losers
  • News Limited Run Games Is Totally Down For A Physical Edition Of Yooka-Laylee

    Come on, we all want this

    Limited Run Games is helping bring some of Nintendo Switch's most beloved indie titles into the realm of boxed editions - check out its limited edition versions of Flinthook and Mercenary Kings Reloaded - but what about one of Switch's best platformers? What about Yooka-Laylee

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Yoku's Island Express Will Post Itself Onto Nintendo Switch On 29th May

    Buggin' out

    Looking to add a splash of light-hearted colour to your Switch now that the sun shining? Well, you'll be pleased to know Team17 that the charming puzzle-platformer that is Yoku's Island Express is heading to Nintendo Switch on 29th May 2018 priced at £15.99/€19.99/$19.99 Yoku the dung beetle has arrived on Mokumana Island to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Snack World Scoffs Its Way To Number One In The Japanese Charts

    The Switch port does the numbers

    The Japanese charts are in, with The Snack World Trejarers Gold Nintendo Switch port filling its belly with sales (and the top spot, just for good measure). It did so well it's knocked Kirby Star Allies off the number one position, although Splatoon 2 holds fast at three for another week. Elsewhere, Mario Kart 8...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • 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 Neo Geo Shooter Ghost Pilots Touches Down On Switch Next Week

    Haunting the skies

    HAMSTER has once again broken up its prolific Neo Geo fighting game streak with some shmup action next week as Ghost Pilots soars down onto the eShop on April 26th. This 1991 vertical scrolling shooter was very much a case of SNK going "Look, we can do it too!" at Capcom's 194X series and served as a truly effective hardware...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • SNK
    • HAMSTER
  • News Seek The Truth As The Futuristic Mystery Of State Of Mind Heads To Switch This August

    Portable dystopia

    We've known about State of Mind - a futuristic thriller from German studio Daedalic Entertainment - for some time now, having reported on its reveal way back in January 2017. Well, we're pleased to confirm the interactive neo-noir adventure will be heading to Nintendo Switch in August. You'll take on the role of journalist Richard...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Custom Range Blaster Will Wreak Havoc In Splatoon 2 From This Weekend

    Heavy damage

    As we eagerly await the release of Splatoon 2's upcoming single player campaign expansion, Nintendo continues to provide us with weekly additions to the game's ever-growing weapon roster. This weekend sees the return of the Custom Range Blaster, which originally appeared in Splatoon on Wii U. It is set to feature the Curling Bomb as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Runbow Isn't Quite Ready To Dash Onto Switch, Needs A Few More Weeks In Training

    "But rest assured - it's just a matter of weeks"

    Party game Runbow has been delayed on Switch, it has been revealed. Publisher Headup Games and developer 13AM have released a joint statement apologising for the delay, which has been made "in order to further optimise the game’s performance". The delay impacts both the Switch and PS4...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Runbow
    • Delays

Thursday19th 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
  • 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
  • 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 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...

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    • Nintendo Download
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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...

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    • 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
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    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...

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    • Reviews
    • Pirates All Aboard
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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...

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    • 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),...

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    • 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...

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    • 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