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  • News Switch Timed Exclusive Graceful Explosion Machine Gets Solid Release Date

    Coming to the eShop next month

    Developer Vertex Pop has confirmed that Graceful Explosion Machine will hit the Nintendo Switch eShop on April 6th, with a retail price of $12.99 / €12.99. The game was revealed as part of Nintendo's indie lineup just before launch, and mixes horizontal shooting action with eye-catching, colourful visuals. Is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and Specter of Torment Receive a New Update on Switch

    Docked resolution boost!

    Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove offers quite a bit of value to anybody looking for a quality retro fix on their Switch, with the latest Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment expansion only further adding to it. Though the game wasn't strictly "new" when it showed up at launch, it was nonetheless a quality port that brought the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shovel Knight
    • Updates

YesterdayWed, 29th Mar 2017

  • News Wreck-It Ralph 2 Gets a New Name and a Release Date

    Now loading...

    Wreck-It Ralph was one of the stand-out animated movies of 2012, following the adventures of an arcade video game villain through various game worlds. As expected, there was plenty of fan service to be found, with cameos and references galore, and we're about to get a whole lot more next year in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Movies
    • Wreck-It Ralph
  • News Nintendo Switch Hardware Sales Grow in Japan as Monster Hunter Stays at Number One

    Good times

    It's time, once again, for the Media Create chart results out of Japan; they give as an idea of what's connecting with the Japanese gaming market and what is ultimately falling short. Kicking off with software, Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) remains at number one in its second week, passing one million retail sales in the process...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Be Quick And Pick Up A NES Classic Mini Or Nintendo Switch At Best Buy Today

    F5 at noon central time, people!

    The NES Classic Mini and the Nintendo Switch have both been notoriously difficult to purchase since launch. Whenever restocks come in they usually tend to sell out in a matter of minutes as demand continues to outstrip supply. If you are still hoping to pick up a NES Mini or a Switch without turning to eBay, then...

    • Best Buy
    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES Mini
  • News Warner Bros Issues Full Statement Regarding Lego City: Undercover Install Confusion

    "The information is listed incorrectly on the packaging"

    Yesterday we reported on the news that the Switch packaging for Lego City: Undercover appeared to state that a mandatory 13GB install was required to play. Warner Bros issued a short statement to Eurogamer shortly after this news broke which appeared t

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego
  • Video Here's How Switch Snake Pass Compares To The PlayStation 4 Version

    Slither and slide

    Snake Pass hits the Nintendo Switch this week and we've already recorded some lovely direct-feed footage for you to gaze at longingly if you're still in two minds about making a purchase. However, if you'd like to see how the Switch version compares to the PS4 edition then you might want to check out this short comparison clip. As...

    • Videos
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Snake Pass
  • Random Japanese Kid Crafts Cardboard Nintendo Switch After Mother Refuses To Buy Him One

    Build it, and they will come

    Many years ago, I wanted a Game Boy. I wanted it more than anything else in the world, in fact. Sadly, my parents refused to buy me one until it was my birthday, so in the meantime I did the next best thing - I made my own console out of a cardboard box, coloured it all in so it looked suitably authentic and stuck a...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Don't Worry, The Rumble in Snake Pass Will Be Fixed Soon

    Patch incoming

    We've been really enjoying our time with Snake Pass on the Switch eShop so far and our review should hopefully be with you very soon; our lovely male video hostess Alex has you covered in the meantime in the video above. One slight criticism which we have with the game, which you might have noticed if you downloaded it yesterday, is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snake Pass
    • HD Rumble
  • News Metal Slug Is Coming To The Nintendo Switch eShop This Week

    "Thank you!"

    Switch owners have already sampled the delights of Metal Slug 3 but this week they'll be able to see where the series began by playing the original game. Hamster has just announced that Metal Slug is coming to the ACA Neo Geo range on Nintendo's console, and as you might expect it will be blessed with all the usual enhancements, such...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
    • Metal Slug
  • Feature How Battle Princess Madelyn Is Fulfilling One Little Girl's Dream Of Starring In Ghouls 'n Ghosts

    "It's mostly my daughter Maddi's fault!"

    Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts series is held in high esteem by many a retro gamer, yet the franchise is currently dormant and we're unlikely to see a sequel any time soon. However, we may be getting the next best thing in the form of Battle Princess Madelyn, a spiritual successor created by Causal Bit Games and...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • Wii U eShop
  • News There's a Spring Event Coming to Fire Emblem Heroes

    Spring is in the air...

    Nintendo has announced via its mobile YouTube channel that Fire Emblem Heroes will be recieving a Spring-themed event starting tomorrow. The "Spring Festival" will give players the chance to summon popular characters such as Chrom, Lucina, Xander and Camilla in Easter-themed clothing; each character will also have unique...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Mobile
  • News Kickstarter Title Anew: The Distant Light Is Heading To Nintendo Switch

    Team also worked on Bioshock, Borderlands and Uncharted

    There are a lot of great indie games coming up for the Switch eShop in the future and now we can add the impressive looking Anew: The Distant Light to the list. It has just met its $35,000 Kickstarter goal for the Switch release. Here's what developer Resonator had to say about the Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Games
    • Kickstarter
  • News SNES Prototype Quik The Thunder Rabbit Uncovered

    Quite A Departure From The Original Amiga Game

    After the success of Sonic The Hedgehog back in the daythere was a flood of animal mascot platformers on every system imaginable, trying with varied degrees of success to cash in on the overnight popularity of the genre. French developer Titus Software was one of many companies all over the world giving...

    • SNES
    • Retro
    • Prototype
  • News Psyonix Is Evaluating Bringing Rocket League to the Switch

    Community demand seems to be a big decision factor

    One of the most popular games to pop up in the online gaming and eSports community over the past few years is that of Rocket League. Psyonix's soccer/racing hybrid has become a household name at this point with its approachable gameplay and addicting visual style, and it's come to every major...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rocket League
  • 29

    Switch eShop

    Review Little Inferno

    Feel the burn

    Little Inferno, like Tomorrow Corporation's other titles, has found new life on the Nintendo Switch. First released back in 2012 as an early title for the Wii U eShop, then ported to PC and mobile device platforms, it was met with good reviews for its innovative take on the puzzle genre. Fortunately the trip to Nintendo's latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Little Inferno
  • 17

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '94

    Retro royalty

    Hamster is doing a great job of populating the Nintendo Switch eShop with classic Neo Geo titles but the order of release is a little puzzling. Metal Slug 3 has arrived before the original, and King of Fighters '98 was available at launch, only for King of Fighters '94 to arrive slightly later. Given the refinements that occurred...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • Weirdness Nintendo's Team Actually Did a 1-2-Switch Milking Challenge at a Vermont Farm

    We heard it on the bovine

    Earlier this week Nintendo's social media team rather oddly got involved in a bit of 'bantz' with a Vermont farm about milking cows and 1-2-Switch. You know, a normal way to pass a Friday afternoon. It was clearly all carefully orchestrated, as Nintendo has now shared images and videos from the real-life challenge between...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • 1-2-Switch
    • Cows
  • News My Child Lebensborn Adds a Switch Stretch Goal

    Still quite a way to go, though

    Many of you no doubt remember the Tamagotchi craze of the late 90's to early 00's. Those annoying little pocket pets were the thing to have on the playground, though they required a significant amount of attention as you had to effectively care for a virtual pet, well before Nintendogs ever came into the picture. Now,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • My Child Lebensborns
  • Video Japanese Fire Emblem Echoes Overview Trailer Shows Off Upcoming 3DS Release

    There's an amiibo trailer, too

    Following the success of Fire Emblem: Awakening and then Fire Emblem Fates, Nintendo will be hoping that Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia can continue the positive momentum in May. It provides a nice spin on the recent entries - as a remaster / reimagining of the Famicom title Fire Emblem Gaiden it takes quite a...

    • Fire Emblem
    • 3DS
    • Fire Emblem Echoes
  • Video Seeing A R.O.B. The Robot Get Torn Apart Is Rather Hypnotic

    Don't worry, he gets put back together again

    The Robotic Operating Buddy - or R.O.B. for short - was one of the many ways Nintendo attempted to differentiate its NES system from "traditional" console platforms which had poisoned the market after the 1983 video game crash. This robotic companion could connect to the console and interact with various...

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • ROB
    • NES

Tuesday28th Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Switch OS Version 2.1.0 is Now Live

    And what a change it brings

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Software
    • Updates
    • Stability
  • Video How Well Does Snake Pass Run on Nintendo Switch?

    Danger Noodle Simulator 2017

    Snake Pass is a game in a genre of its own. Employing realistic (but not too realistic) physics with the curiously complicated and alien movement of our legless reptile friends, it's an experience like no other. In some ways it reminds this writer especially of games like Surgeon Simulator that task you with battling the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nindies
    • Nintendo Switch
    • David Wise
  • Guide How To Get Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Coolest-Looking Outfit, The Radiant Set

    How to look cool in Hyrule

    Having the right gear in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be the difference between success or failure, but sometimes you just want to look like a badass while exploring the wilds of Hyrule - and for that, you really need the Radiant Set. This particular set lures skeleton-type enemies and increases your attack...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • News Lego City Undercover Box Reveals a Mandatory 13GB Install

    UPDATE: Publisher says you don't need to install to play

    Update: Warner Bros has issued a statement to Eurogamer regarding this news: Players who purchase Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch at retail do not need to download the game to play. We've also heard from another source that the information on the box is actually incorrect. We'll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lego City Undercover
  • News Playtonic on the Development Progress of Yooka-Laylee on Switch

    "We're working directly with Nintendo"

    It's rather hard to believe, but Yooka-Laylee is only a couple weeks away from its grand debut. The Kickstarter project aims to bring the dream of the collect-a-thon platformer back to the forefront, and based on all that's been revealed so far, it seems that Playtonic has done an excellent job of creating a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Random Princess Zelda's Voice Actor Had To Pay For Breath Of The Wild Just Like Everyone Else

    "I didn't ask so I can't be too disappointed"

    When you supply the voice for one of the most iconic characters in video game history you might assume you'd get some pretty neat perks as a result, in addition to your usual fee, of course. However, for voice actor Patricia Summersett - the talent behind Princess Zelda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Guide How To Shield Surf Like A Pro In Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Everybody's going surfin'

    There's so much cool content in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that it's easy to overlook some unique features, and one we're been guilty of ignoring in the Nintendo Life office is the ability to surf on your shield. The game doesn't make a big song and dance about this ability, outside of two characters who give...

    • Guides
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
  • Random A Fan Has Created a 2D Yooka-Laylee For SNES

    Call yourself a fan?

    It never ceases to amaze how far fans will go to show their love for a video game, even one that has yet to be released. Yooka-Laylee is due for launch in 2 weeks time on various platforms - thought not quite Switch yet - and to celebrate one super fan has managed to replicate the upcoming game for the Super Nintendo. Twitter...

    • Random
    • Yooka-Laylee
  • Video Digital Foundry Breaks Down the Resolution and Framerate in Splatoon 2

    Modest resolution but solid performance

    Not long ago we shared our impressions from the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, reflecting on the new and adjusted weapon loadouts and also the performance of the game. We reckoned that even docked it was 720p but a solid 60fps, and that seems to be bearing out through further analysis. Our colleagues over at...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Global Testfire
  • Random Someone Turned a Dead Nintendo 64 Into a Funky Retro Switch Dock

    Woah, 64-bit docking?

    The Nintendo Switch dock is a nifty little solution for the system's key gimmick, with its near-instant conversion of the console's image to a TV and vice-versa when the tablet is removed. Presuming you're relatively careful with it and you're not one of a small number that ended up with a defective unit, it does the job...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 64
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Neo Turf Masters

    On the green

    Charm certainly goes a long way in the world of video games, especially when you're talking about Neo Geo titles. Some would argue that SNK's console represents the pinnacle of the 2D age, and its games were imbued with an instantly addictive appeal that helped paper over any minor shortcomings and limitations. That's certainly the case...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Turf Masters
  • News Super Meat Boy Forever Might Hop, Skip And Jump Onto Nintendo Switch

    But Meat Boy Infinite, no way!

    It felt like bloody action platformer Super Meat Boy would never make it on to a Nintendo system, but we got there in the end. It eventually made it over to the Wii U eShop in May last year and we had a great time with it. When asked if we might see Meat Boy jump over to Switch on Twitter, Team Meat said the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Meat Boy
    • Switch eShop
  • Site News Switch It Up With Our Readership Survey

    Would you mind if we asked you a few questions?

    We don't take it for granted that so many of you lovely people visit Nintendo Life every day, yet you probably know a lot more about us than we know about you. Therefore our partners at Gamer Network have put together a readership survey so we can get to know our audience a little better. Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii U
    • 3DS
    • Survey
    • Gamer Network
  • News Pocket Rumble Misses March Launch Window, Devs "Unable To Comment" On Release Date

    "We know this isn't the news you wanted to hear"

    2D brawler Pocket Rumble won't be launching this month, developer Cardboard Robot Games has confirmed. The title was revealed as part of the Nintendo Switch indie lineup with a release window of this month, but with March about to give way to April, the developer has issued a statement via its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Pier Solar Studio Is Back With A Brand New Sega Mega Drive Beat 'Em Up, Paprium

    Comes on an 80-MEG cart

    WaterMelon, best known for its RPG Pier Solar, has just revealed its next project - a side-scrolling fighter for the Sega Mega Drive called Paprium. Development began quite some time ago, when the game was known simply as

    • Retro
    • Mega Drive
    • Sega
  • Talking Point Defining a Sequel and How It Affects Games Like Splatoon 2

    Choose your own Electric Boogaloo meme

    Sequels, everyone has an opinion on them. A bit like talk around 'soft launches' and 'lazy ports', sometimes the wider consensus that follows games or systems isn't always accurate or fair. Yet that's the beauty of the internet, and sometimes its biggest flaw - the agenda isn't entirely set by public relations...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • Gallery Have A Gawk At This Gorgeous Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Statue

    One for the mantelpiece

    To commemorate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, First 4 Figures has released an incredible Link figure for those of you who have deep pockets and wide shelves. You may recognize the pose used here, as it's incredibly similar to the archer amiibo which Nintendo put out for the game. Have a look at the...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Merchandise
  • News Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble Getting European Release Ahead of IP's 3DS Sequel

    Get out the tablet

    Due to the perils of localisation Yo-Kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls is only now approaching its EU release, due in the region on 7th April. Level 5 - and to a degree Nintendo - plan to give the sequel and IP an extra push with a mobile release the week before. Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble is heading to European phones...

    • Yo-Kai Watch
    • Wibble Wobble
    • 3DS
  • Video Get Green With This Complete History Of Battletoads

    Remembering Rash, Zitz & Pimple

    Battletoads - along with Rare's back catalogue - may be owned by Microsoft these days, but NES owners will always have a special place in their hearts for Rash, Zitz & Pimple, three radical amphibians with plenty of attitude. Created at a time when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dominated TV, gaming and toy aisles,...

    • Videos
    • Retro
    • Battletoads
    • NES
    • Rare
  • Video SteamWorld Dig 2's Lead Designer Pitches in With Q & A on Upcoming Sequel

    HD Rumble and all sorts of goodness promised

    SteamWorld Dig 2 is likely near the top of a number of Switch eShop wishlists, as it's the long-awaited direct sequel to Image & Form's breakout hit (as it was back then) on the 3DS eShop. Given the lead role it had in the Nindies Showcase in Switch launch week, it's evidently a big part of Nintendo's...

    • Video
    • SteamWorld Dig 2
    • Image & Form
    • Engine Room

Monday27th Mar 2017

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    Switch

    Review The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+

    Bound for greatness

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • The Binding of Isaac
  • First Impressions Splatoon 2 - What We Learned About Weapons, Visuals and Controls

    A step up on Nintendo's latest hardware

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

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

    Consoles, games, accessories, the lot!

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

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Kindness
  • News Reggie Fils-Aimé Promises "A Big E3" For Nintendo This Year

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

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reggie
    • E3 2017
    • E3
    • 3DS
  • Poll What Did You Think of the Splatoon 2 Global Testfire on Nintendo Switch?

    We have an inkling that you had fun

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

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
  • 52

    Switch eShop

    Review World of Goo

    As goo'd as ever

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

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

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

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

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

    Looking sideways

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

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

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

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

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

    It's still going, too

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

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

    There's life in the old dog yet

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

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

    1-2-Switch just got real

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

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

    We all have them...

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

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

Sunday26th Mar 2017

Saturday25th Mar 2017

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

    Get yourself 10+ hours of gaming on the go

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Digital Foundry
    • Video
  • 69

    Switch eShop

    Review Human Resource Machine

    Quit your day job

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

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

    Let the splatting commence

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

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

    Games! Plushes! Cards! Toys! amiibo!

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

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

    Diggin' Dorothy

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

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

    We still think Spla2oon is a cooler name

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

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

    Let's go round again

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

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

    Alex takes takes the online demo for a spin

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

    • Splatoon 2
    • Testfire
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday24th Mar 2017

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

    The Reef and Musselforge Fitness / Barnacle Sports Club

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

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

    Might lead to screen scratches...

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

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

    Due to controversial comments

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

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

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

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

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

    Featuring the Nintendo Treehouse team in a live broadcast

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

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

    "The demand is incredibly strong for this"

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

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

    "Busy Shipping" more units

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

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review Waku Waku 7

    Seventh heaven

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

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

    Blue's journey

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

    • Videos
    • Mega Man

Thursday23rd Mar 2017

  • News FDG Entertainment Wants to Know if We'd Like Monster Boy on Cartridge for Nintendo Switch

    Well, yeah!

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Boy

Friday24th Mar 2017

  • News Nintendo Switch Can Be Used On UK-Bound Flights After All

    But remains banned on US flights from certain nations

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

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

    It may or may not get made

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

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

    A small delay

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

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

    Splatoon 2 exhibition match also confirmed

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

    • Splatoon
    • ESL

Thursday23rd Mar 2017

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

    Born to Play

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Awesome
    • GameCube
    • Joy-Con
  • Video Top Ten Weapons in Zelda: Breath of the Wild that Make Going Alone Less Dangerous

    It's dangerous t... oh

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

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

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

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

    • Nintendo Download
    • North America
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Nintendo Download 23rd March (Europe)

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

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

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

    Sorry to keep you waiting!

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

    • My Nintendo
    • Rewards
    • Kid Icarus
  • 38

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '98

    The return of the king

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • King of Fighters
  • 35

    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review NAM-1975

    Back to the nightmare

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • NAM-1975
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Gets A Helping Of New Content

    Lunatic challenges & bonus login

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

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

    Less than a week to go

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

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Snake Pass
    • Upcoming Releases