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TodayThu, 19th Oct 2017

  • Video Check Out These New Mini Games in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2

    Spooky

    One of the standout games in the early 3DS library was that of Resident Evil Revelations, a refreshing return to form for the series. Since then, it’s been ported to just about every device that Capcom reasoned it could sell the game on, and has received a sequel in Resident Evil Revelations 2. Now that both are soon to be available on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Resident Evil
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Massive Nintendo Switch System Update - Version 4.0.0 - Adds Video Capture and More

    You can also transfer user data, pre-load some eShop games

    Nintendo has unleashed its most significant Switch system update so far, to version 4.0.0. It adds a few key features, the most notable of which is the ability to use the Capture button to grab video clips up to 30 seconds long. If something neat happens in game, pressing and holding the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Update
    • Capture
    • Firmware
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Jackbox Party Pack 4

    Changing the four-mula?

    Ever since the first 'You Don't Know Jack' game arrived on PC in 2011, the Jackbox brand has increasingly targeted consoles with its quirky cooperative and competitive experiences. As 'traditional' party game experiences have been joined by more and more virtual board games and digital quiz shows over the last few years,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Jackbox Party Pack

YesterdayWed, 18th Oct 2017

  • News Lost Sphear Makes Modest Debut in Japan But Switch Stays on Top

    Four of the top five games are on Switch and 3DS

    The Japanese Media Create chart results are out, and it proved to be a relatively quiet week in the market - there are some reasonable results for Nintendo, nonetheless. Starting with software we have Middle-earth: Shadow of War taking top spot on PS4, though its actual sales numbers weren't...

    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Media Create
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News ARMS Version 3.2 Is Now Live

    Badges! Replays! Evil Spring Man!

    ARMS has been consistently supported by Nintendo in its post release period, receiving balancing tweaks, new fighters and ARMS, and new stages. The last update brought us a new stage and a whole wealth of balancing tweaks, but this new one promised to bring much more. It’s now live and available for download, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • ARMS
    • Updates
  • News Action RPG Moonlighter Has Been Confirmed for Switch

    With an awesome reveal trailer

    After smashing its Kickstarter goal, Digital Sun Games' action RPG title Moonlighter has been steadily getting closer to release. Until now there had been no inclination of a release on Switch but, thanks to a rather epic reveal trailer, we now know that the game is indeed coming to the console. The game sees you lead...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Latest Zelda: Breath of the Wild 'Tip' is All About Selfies

    Peak internet

    Well, the end is coming, it was fun while it lasted. After a number of months of small but occasionally handy gifts through the 'Tips from the Wild' Switch news posts, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has taken its impressive success and online buzz in order to go peak internet. Yep, it's a post about selfies. It...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Breath of the Wild
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Reminder Don't Forget This Week's Early Switch eShop Releases

    Three to choose from

    The standard Nintendo Download Update is on a Thursday, but with more titles arriving on Switch alongside other versions we're seeing a variety of games on different days. Due to how busy each week's update is at present it's easy to lose track of these odd-day releases. With that in mind, here's a pre-update reminder on the...

    • Switch eShop
  • News Satellaview BS Zelda Third and Fourth Quests Get MSU1 Audio

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this Hi Fi soundtrack

    The Satellaview is one of the Holy Grails of any Super Nintendo aficionado. This accessory allowed Japanese players to download exclusive games and even play exclusive sessions with live narration on scheduled broadcasts way back in 1995. As one might imagine, most of these sessions were a one...

    • SNES
    • Super Nintendo
    • MSU1
    • Sattelaview
    • BS Zelda
  • News Batman - The Telltale Series Finally Gets Release Date Confirmation for Switch

    We're all Batman

    Here's one to file under 'random announcement of the day'. You see, Batman - The Telltale Series has been listed on retail sites for quite some time with a 17th November release date, but Telltale didn't seem to say anything. You could look through the studio's social media accounts, official website and so on, and there wasn't a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Batman
    • Telltale
  • News Elliot Quest Begins Its Switch Adventure This Week

    PlayEveryWare's impressive title gets another chance

    Elliot Quest opts for a simple look, but underneath that exterior is a rather accomplished adventure game. It was an impressive indication of what could be achieved through HTML5 technology on the Wii U eShop, before it was then ported to C++ (not Unity as we initially stated) and released on...

    • Switch eShop
  • News New Story Trailer For Apollo Justice On 3DS Reveals Release Dates For North America & Europe

    You won’t object to this

    Earlier this year Capcom announced it was releasing a revamped version of Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney on the 3DS. With the game already scheduled for a November launch, the Japan-based publisher and developer has now confirmed the title will release in North America on 21st November and across Europe on 23rd November. To...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
  • News Monster Jam: Crush It! Arrives on Halloween, Even Though They're Not Actual Monsters

    We see what they did there

    During the Summer we shared the news that Monster Jam: Crush It! is heading to the Switch, and now the eShop pages (via the ever reliable 'Coming Soon' section) has backed up online retail listings to pin down a release date - 31st October. Yep, we reckon they're trying to be a bit clever with that release date. It's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News There'll be a Free Fire Emblem Warriors Japanese Voice Pack to Download

    Out on launch day

    Just recently we shared a European launch trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors, but it turns out it wasn't the most interesting video for the game to come out. The North American launch trailer confirms that a free Japanese voice pack download will be available on 20th October. There had been confusion around whether Japanese...

  • News Attack on Titan 2 Will Be Playable at Paris Games Week

    The first opportunity to go hands on

    For fans of the anime the original Attack on Titan console game was an exciting release, while there was also an interesting 3DS title localised out of Japan. With the Switch now getting some cross-platform games, however, it was particularly pleasing to hear recently that it's getting Attack on Titan 2, the next...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Koei Tecmo
    • Attack on Titan 2
  • News Super Ping Pong Trick Shot Bounces Onto Switch eShop Tomorrow

    Tricking out or a load of balls?

    The Switch eShop has been inundated with a whole slew of great games lately, our resident video producer Alex even argues that it's become a problem, in a nice way. Like any store, especially now that curation has evidently well and truly ended, there will also be releases that are less appealing. We'll have to wait...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Calling All Budding Fashionistas; New Style Boutique 3 Gets Trendy New Details

    Strut your stuff

    Normally we might have overlooked this press release from Nintendo, but our resident reviewer and fashionista Morgan is super excited about this one; so we felt it was our civic duty to keep you informed. Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique 3 - Styling Star has some new details on the various features and modes it'll have to...

    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday17th Oct 2017

  • Soapbox The Switch Has a Big Problem, and It's Too Many Great Games

    A nice problem to have

    As far as problems go, having too many great games isn't a bad one to have, but recent weeks on the Switch have made it a reality for the system's fans. Nintendo's own efforts aside, we're seeing more and more third party support with each month, and that's not even getting into the indie scene. The ever-growing list of games...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Software
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    Switch eShop

    Review Rogue Trooper Redux

    Super Trooper, Norts are gonna find me

    Rogue Trooper Redux is a remaster of Rogue Trooper (a 2006, third-person shooter based on the 2000AD comic book series of the same name). The series focuses around Rogue – a genetically created, toxin-immune, manufactured soldier (or ‘GI’) – as he becomes the last surviving member of his race during a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Rogue Trooper Redux
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    Switch eShop

    Review Don't Knock Twice

    Seriously, don’t

    Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror game, based on the film of the same name that was released last year. The story sees you take the role of Jess, a mother who had to give away her child at a young age but is now hoping to reconnect with her. Your daughter, Chloe, is in a bit of a pickle with some paranormal forces and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Don't Knock Twice
  • DLC Review Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - Ultra Challenge Pack

    No kidding

    We were big fans of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle when it arrived on the Switch; it took established ideas from the turn-based tactics genre, did away with some annoying norms (such as the dreaded 'accuracy' of shots in XCOM, for example) and added its own twists. Quirky, colourful and surprisingly deep, it even managed to make this...

    • DLC Review
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Rumour Keymailer Lists Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for the Switch

    Wouldn't that be something?

    One of the biggest successes of this summer was Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the HD remaster of the first three adventures featuring the crazy ‘coot. Though Crash started out as a PlayStation exclusive, the rights have long since been bought by Activision, leading some to speculate that the game would eventually see...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rumour
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News Sony is Publishing an Indie Title, Tiny Metal, on the Switch

    Via a subsidiary, but it counts

    While Nintendo's corporate structure is easy to understand, fellow platform holders Sony and Microsoft are broader and more complex. They're companies with numerous sizable divisions and spin-offs, with various businesses and interests outside the game industry. That subverts any idea of 'console wars' in the modern...

    • Switch eShop
    • Tiny Metal
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    Switch eShop

    Review Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch Story:COMBAT

    Dungeon crawling and rock paper scissors - together at last!

    Coming up to the Halloween season, one might be looking for something appropriately eerie on the Switch eShop, and the word 'witch' on its own might immediately get the spook sensors reacting. Unless you have a severe phobia of cute anime characters and turn-based battling, it seems...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Brave Dungeon
  • NSFW Wolfenstein II's Launch Trailer Shows The Many Ways To Skin A Nazi

    "Tonight, they burn"

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus doesn't launch on Switch until 2018, but that doesn't mean we can't get all excited by the game's launch trailer, which has been published today to build hype ahead of release on other systems on October 27th. The trailer - which contains plenty of bad language, gore and violence, as you might...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NSFW
    • Wolfenstein II
    • Videos
  • Deals Gear Up With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Collector's Edition And Pro Controller

    We're in Elysium with these goodies

    One of the games wthat we are really looking forward to on the Switch this year is of course Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which isn't all that far away now. Roll on 1st December. The Nintendo UK Store has recently listed two different versions of the game for fans, along with a tempting limited edition Pro...

    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
  • News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC Gets Shown Off In Shiny New Trailer

    And is available right now!

    Yesterday we revealed that the first main addition to Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - the Ultra Challenge Pack DLC - had gone live, allowing season pass buyers to get their hands on some lovely new content. Today, Ubisoft has released a trailer for the package, giving us a quick look at these new features. The...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • News Pokémon GO Leak Hints At Gen 3 For Upcoming Halloween Event

    Spooky timing

    It would appear that Gen 3 monsters will be unleashed as part of Pokémon GO's upcoming Halloween event. The evidence is two leaks, the first of which is an image found in data files for the game. A piece of artwork - presumably the loading screen art - clearly shows Gen 3 monsters Duskull, Dusknoir, Shuppet, Sableye and Banette...

    • Pokemon GO
    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Smartphones
  • News A New Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Trailer Arrives, Along With Famitsu Details

    It's all kicking off

    It's not long now until Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon arrive in store; they're all set to be big hits for the 3DS; for those fully invested in the latest generation they'll be tough to ignore. The Pokémon Company has now released a localised version of a story trailer that made its debut in Japan a few weeks ago...

    • Pokemon
    • Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon
    • 3DS
  • News Mario Party: The Top 100 Trailer Showcases Modes and amiibo Functionality

    Be a big amiibo cheater, if you want

    During the most recent Nintendo Direct there was the surprise announcement of Mario Party: The Top 100 for the 3DS; the portable entry will combine a whole lot of classic minigames from throughout the IP's history, also giving the system a useful Holiday release to tempt families. The reveal didn't get into too...

    • 3DS
    • Mario Party
    • Video
  • News Cat Quest Tentatively Positioned for a November Launch

    A "Mew Game Mode" is coming too

    One of the many promising games on the horizon for the Switch eShop is that of Cat Quest, an open world RPG adventure that stars a whole lot of cats. It was announced for the Switch way back in May, with a promised release date of sometime in 2017, and now it seems that the developers are zeroing in on launch day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cat Quest
  • News Mantis Burn Racing On Switch Will Include Cross-Play Support

    Race against players on rival platforms

    VooFoo Studios has announced its top-down racer Mantis Burn Racing will include cross-play support. The title bolsters cross-play offerings on the Nintendo Switch, with some of the previously announced cross-platform games for the device including Minecraft, Rocket League and the recently announced th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Heroes Of The Monkey Tavern Is Bringing Dungeon Crawling Action To Switch

    Arrives on the eShop next month

    Fans of the massively influential Dungeon Master will be pleased to know that Heroes of the Monkey Tavern is headed towards the Switch eShop. The first-person dungeon-crawler takes inspiration from FTL's '80s classic, giving you the chance to take a team of warriors into hostile territory, where you'll face hordes of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News "Rental Avatar" Feature Shown Off in New Sonic Forces Footage

    Check out the Space Port stage, too

    Sonic Forces is now just a few weeks away, and plenty of Blue Blur fans will be hoping it follows the lead of the retro-infused Sonic Mania in bringing the IP back to the top of the game. Whether it'll deliver that is up in the air so far, but there's always hope. In recent weeks SEGA has been cranking...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sonic Forces
  • Video The Fire Emblem Warriors Launch Trailer Sets the Scene for Dramatic Battles

    Will you pick it up this week?

    Fire Emblem Warriors is now just days away, the latest Musou / Nintendo crossover after a couple of iterations for Hyrule Warriors. It's a title that impressed us in our preview, and our full review will be dropping once the embargo ends. With the title just days away Nintendo has now published a launch trailer; it...

    • Fire Emblem
    • Fire Emblem Warriors
    • Nintendo Switch
    • New Nintendo 3DS
  • News Neo Geo Brawler Robo Army Is Invading Your Switch This Week

    Do the robot

    Side-scrolling fighting fans have been well-served recently on Switch thanks to the excellent Wulverblade, but if you fancy a bit more walk-punch-walk-punch action then you'll be pleased to know that Hamster is bringing Robo Army to the Switch eShop this week. Originally released in 1991, it's a very early Neo Geo release but boasts...

    • Switch eShop
    • Neo Geo
  • News Rytmik Studio Aims To Find Its Rhythm On Switch

    You can't stop the beat

    Cinemax has released several of its music creation apps on Nintendo platforms - quite a few arrived on DSiWare and the more recent Rytmik Ultimate found its way to 3DS - and now the latest instalment is on the way, heading to the Switch next year. Rytmik Studio, like the previous titles, is a music creation software...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Poisoft Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Western Translation of Order Land

    Become the King of the world!

    Japanese developer, Poisoft, has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds for an English translation of their latest title Order Land. The game is currently available on Nintendo 3DS and Switch in Japan, offering a mix of simulation, adventure, and RPG elements. There are several modes to play...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter

Monday16th Oct 2017

  • News The Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Ultra Challenge Pack DLC is Now Live

    Time to buy the season pass?

    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a bit of a gem, but beyond its core campaign it's also had a low profile 'Season Pass'. Though it's been available to buy from the front screen of the game since launch, it's had very little publicity. Up to now the only content available has been in the form of 'pixel' and steampunk...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Mario + Rabbids
  • Soapbox Breath Of The Wild Is Amazing, But Is It The 3D Zelda That Enthusiasts Expected?

    Now hold your Eponas…

    In this Soapbox article, Nintendo Life contributor Arjun talks about Breath of the Wild and its nature as a '3D Zelda game'. Before I begin, let me clarify one thing - Breath of the Wild is one of the best games I have ever played. Pun intended, it truly is a breath of fresh air when it comes to video games in general, and...

    • Breath of the Wild
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Wii U
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Switch eShop Adds New Section for Discounted Games

    A welcome improvement

    The Switch eShop catalogue is getting better with each passing week, but even with the rapidly increasing number of titles available the simplistic store design has stayed largely the same. A couple of complaints have been around visibility, particularly in easily finding demos and games that are on discount; one of those...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Rainway Streaming App Continues to Push the Switch Version, Teasing Cuphead Footage

    But will it ever make it to the system?

    One of the intriguing plotlines of the early months of the Switch was the very public efforts of those behind the Rainway streaming app to promote its future on the system. If you need a reminder, it's an app that allows you to stream a PC to a variety of devices via web browser technology; utilising this the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rainway App
  • Deals Grab Super Mario Odyssey On Digital Download For A Nice Price In The UK

    Retail and download price match

    Super Mario Odyssey for Switch is not far away now; it's hard to imagine but on 27th October the game will be out in the wild. While collecting the physical version of the game will be nice (who doesn't want this box on their gaming shelf?) - changing the cart in your Switch won't be as much fun. Given that Super...

    • Deals
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Amazon
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    Switch eShop

    Review The Flame in the Flood

    A river ride to die for

    At first glance, The Flame in the Flood depicts a beautifully crafted world with its use of stylized art and charming audio. What isn't quickly apparent about The Molasses Flood’s debut title is that it actually details the harsh reality of survival. Hunger, thirst, sleep, broken legs and bear attacks, it's all part of a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Flame in the Flood
  • News Nintendo of America Launches Its Holiday Gift Guide Website

    Ninty wants you to buy everything

    Uh oh, prepare your wallets, the festive season is almost upon us. A genuinely lovely time of the year that's always very efficient at emptying bank accounts; naturally Nintendo is hoping you'll throw some of your holiday money its way. Every year Nintendo of America puts together a holiday website to point fans...

  • News DOOM Confirmed for Nintendo Switch Launch on 10th November

    Welcome to your DOOM

    One of the most notable third party releases coming up for the Switch later this year is DOOM, which held up really well in our hands-on preview; an impressive feat for the diminutive system. While we knew that the game was targeted for a Q4 release this year, Bethesda has revealed today that the launch date will be 10th...

    • DOOM
    • Release Date
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Analogue Super Nt Is The Ultimate SNES Clone, And You Can Pre-Order Now

    FPGA, 1080p, zero lag, total accuracy, complete compatibility, $189.99

    Retro hardware specialist Analogue has lifted the lid on its next major project, the Analogue Super Nt. Like the Analogue Nt and Analogue Nt Mini before it, the Super Nt uses Field Programmable Gate Arra

    • Retro
    • SNES
    • Analogue
    • Super Nt
    • Hardware
  • News Downloading WWE 2K18 Requires 32GB Of MicroSD Storage Space

    Big in every respect

    WWE 2K18 may not have a solid release date on Switch yet, but that might be a blessing in disguise because if you're keen on playing it, you now have plenty of time to invest in a sizeable MicroSD card (or two). It has been revealed that to download the game you will need a MicroSD card with at least 32GB of storage spa

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • WWE 2K18
  • News New Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Screens Show Off Dromarch, Who You Can Ride Through the World

    We're sure they don't mind

    If you think way back to the original January review trailer for Xenoblade Chronicles 2, there was a brief moment where we saw a character riding a Blade we now know as Dromarch, and the creature has since been seen running alongside the party in various sequences from more recent trailers. Keeping up the steady flow of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Is Brawling Its Way To Switch In 2018

    2v2 action on the move!

    Arc System Works has revealed that BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game - which includes characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth and RWBY - is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows, and will focus on 2v2 battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • BlazBlue
  • Feature Getting Reacquainted With Tamagotchi, The Original Virtual Pet

    Party like it's 1997

    Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...

    • Features
    • Tamagotchi
    • Retro
    • Bandai
  • News Mystery World Dizzy NES Kickstarter Passes Goal In Double-Quick Time

    Limited to 500 copies

    The Oliver Twins will be well-know to any British gamer who grew up during the Spectrum era, but the duo also produced games for the NES. Dizzy remains by far their most famous creation, and a lost NES title will be hitting the market early next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Mystery World Dizzy, as we've al

    • Retro
    • NES
    • Dizzy
    • Kickstarter
  • News 90s-Inspired Shooter Dead End Job is Heading to Nintendo Switch

    Put those pests to rest!

    Ant Workshop, the studio behind recent, twin-stick focused puzzler Binaries, has announced that their latest project Dead End Job will be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. The game is a twin-stick shooter that sees you take on the role of Hector Plasm, (an employee of a paranormal pest control company called...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Detective Pikachu Movie Will Start Filming In London In January

    Not long to go!

    It seems like a lifetime ago that we first found out about the Detective Pikachu movie; over a year has passed since Legendary Pictures secured the rights to the franchise. The project finally seems to be going ahead, though, as a production listing for the movie has been created stating that filming will begin on January 15, 2018 in...

    • Pokemon
    • Movies
    • Detective Pikachu

Sunday15th Oct 2017

  • Editorial Nintendo's Surprising Fanbase is a Major Strength, Which Bodes Well for Switch

    Gaming for all

    As a '90s kid I was only really aware of two main groups of gamers - kids and teenagers. It was a pre-internet age, so the points of reference were limited, but I doubt I was that far off. 'Gaming' had been a thing in the '70s and '80s, of course, but a rapid expansion of the industry - after Atari somewhat went off a cliff - was...

    • Features
    • Editorial
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop

    Review Yono And The Celestial Elephants

    An Elephant's Solstice

    Yono and the Celestial Elephants is an intriguing game from a design standpoint. While it looks the part of an educational cartoon meant for toddlers, within it hides a tale with a deep context meant for adults. The action feels like it belongs somewhere in-between these conflicting ideals. But does it work as a whole? Yono...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Yono And The Celestial Elephants
  • News The Flame in the Flood Has "Smashed" Its Launch Targets on the Switch eShop

    "It’s had its best ever day on any console"

    The Nintendo Switch userbase may well still be modest in size, due to the system only being 7.5 months old, but it's evidently eager for new experiences on the system. Smaller publishers and developers have benefitted from this and there have been a number of heartening examples of studios being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Curve Digital
  • News Nintendo is Reportedly Eager to See More Mature Games on the Switch

    Targeting a wide audience

    There's little doubt that, aside from occasional exceptions, Nintendo hardware in the DS / Wii and 3DS / Wii U generations was seen as mostly family friendly, offering colourful and safe gaming experiences. There were some mature games, of course, but far less than you'd see on other gaming platforms; games like The...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    Switch eShop / Neo Geo

    Review The King of Fighters '95

    Unneeded fighter?

    Having already given us the ‘98, ’94, ‘99 and 2000 editions (in that order), HAMSTER now jumps back in time to give us The King of Fighters ‘95. As only the second entry in the series it lacks some of the features of later games, but the aim remains the same: pick a team and defeat a bunch of others on your way to a...

    • Reviews
    • King of Fighters
    • Switch eShop
  • News Team Vampire Triumphs in Latest Splatoon 2 Splatfest

    Yeah, just pick Pearl's team from now on

    It seems like a shame that we're back to separate Splatfest themes between Europe and North America, especially if you're in Europe. With the original Splatoon NA had neat licensed battles that skipped Europe, and recently us PAL gamers had a Splatoon 2 battle over toilet paper. This weekend's NA...

    • Splatfest
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday13th Oct 2017

  • Guide How to Use Two or More Micro SD Cards in Your Switch for Limitless Storage

    Forget those 200GB monoliths

    Storage can be a bit of an issue on the Switch; the console's internal capacity is only 32GB, with a portion already reserved for the operating system, and bigger micro SD cards can be very expensive. Thankfully, you can rely several of the smaller, more affordable cards with relative ease. For those of you getting to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Switch eShop
    • Guides
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    Switch

    Review The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

    Let go of this LEGO

    The LEGO franchise and the Switch have been good bedfellows of late, with both LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Worlds releasing on the console so far. The former we enjoyed. The latter? Not so much. Unfortunately for all of us, The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO Ninjago
  • Talking Point What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - The Triumphant(?) Return

    Because there are so many games to play

    A little while ago a Nintendo Life regular sent us an email to ask where the 'What Games Are You Playing This Weekend' (WGAYPTW™) series had gone. Of course, our chums over at Push Square have never stopped doing it, but we drifted away from the series a few years ago here on Nintendo Life. Why? Partly...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
  • News Introducing Uka, A Weaponised Life Form In Xenoblade Chronicles 2

    The girl with a fox on her shoulder

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for Switch is not too far away now, launching on 1st December. The Japanese Twitter account has been doing a good job keeping us up to date with events and now we get our first look at Uka, who is one of the weaponised life forms in the game - known as Blades. Interestingly this character...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News Check Out This Wonderful Super Mario Odyssey 3DS Theme

    "Let's do the Odyssey!"

    Just a couple of days ago we were treated to a free download of 'Jump Up, Super Star!', the crazily addictive song that has been accompanying Super Mario Odyssey since its reveal at E3 this year. Now, in addition to this and the wonderful live-action music video

    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Themes
  • News Niantic CEO on the Near Future of Pokémon GO

    Gen III Pokémon might not be far off

    A little while back, dataminers uncovered information in a new update to Pokémon GO that suggested the impending release of the Hoenn region Pokémon in the game, though nothing has yet come of it. Pokémon GO has continued to evolve and change gradually over time, although it’s been a while since the game...

    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Go
    • Updates
  • News RiME Will Use HD Rumble And Touchscreen Controls On Switch

    "Yeah, it’s really cool"

    Tequila Works' Remy Chinchilla has revealed that the long-awaited Switch version of RiME will make use of the console's unique HD Rumble feature. Speaking to WCCFTech, Chinchilla also mentioned that the touchscreen will be utilised for menus when playing in handheld mode: One of the features we put in was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Rime
  • News Steep Is Still Coming To Nintendo Switch, Honest

    "It's still something we have in our mind and are focusing on"

    Steep was one of the first third-party games to be confirmed for Switch release but Ubisoft has been curiously reluctant to talk about the Nintendo version of its snow-based sports title since then, which has led to some speculation that the porting process isn't going as smoothly as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Steep
    • Ubisoft
  • News Official Nintendo UK Store Opens Pre-Orders on Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Collectors Edition

    And the Pro Controller

    For those of us that were immersed into the worlds of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles X, the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on the Switch is an exciting release. Those that want to go all-in also have the option of a Collectors Edition and Pro Controller design, which are certainly tempting. Now the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 2
  • News JYDGE Will Bring Dredd To The Switch eShop Next Week

    JYDGE for yourself

    We've recently seen a few games pop up on the Switch eShop from Nordic publisher 10tons. Next week, on 19th October, we'll be treated to JYDGE; it's a top-down shooter where you get to build your own cybernetic JYDGE and eradicate crime in the never-sleeping megacity of Edenbyrg. Here are some of the features boasted by...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Games
  • News NBA 2K18 Patch #4 Goes Live Soon, Fixes A Whole Buncha Stuff

    I wish I was a baller

    Our revised review for NBA 2K18 has recently gone live, but 2K Games isn't done patching its premier basketball title just yet. The company has just issued the patch notes for update number 4 - live now for PS4 and coming to Xbox One, Switch and PC "soon" - and there's a lot of reading involved. You can view the full patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Take a Look at Three Musou / Warriors Games Heading to Switch in Japan

    Funky fashion 'n all

    Fire Emblem Warriors is already out in Japan and is just a week away in North America / PAL territories. Of course, the Musou series is big business in Japan and we only get some of the games in the West; case in point, here are three Musou games heading to the Switch in Japan on 9th November. They are Dynasty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Warriors
    • Musou
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    Switch eShop

    Review Sparkle 2

    Modernising a niche genre

    If you’ve ever played an entry from PopCap’s ZUMA series, or the late '90s Puzz Loop game by Mitchell Corporation, Sparkle 2 by 10tons falls under the same banner. For the uninformed, Sparkle 2 is a bit of a blast from the past, providing marble madness in the form of a puzzle match game. The fact this entry is a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sparkle 2
  • Random You Can 'Level Up Your Look' With Super Mario Bros. Beauty Products

    Sure, why not

    In todays episode of 'Nintendo tweets the darndest things', we have its plug of shu uemura's Super Mario Bros. themed beauty products. It's tempting to be bemused by this, but in reality it makes perfect sense - we've had Mario-themed shoes, toys, plushes and lots of other things besides, so why not beauty products? Plus, you've got...

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    • Beauty
  • Video An Exclusive Look at Poi: Explorer Edition on Nintendo Switch

    The developer talks us through the first 20 minutes

    Not long ago we told you about Poi: Explorer Edition, an adventure platformer that's heading to the Switch later this month. "Inspired by the cheerful classics of 3D platforming", it looks like an interesting addition to the system that'll retail at $29.99USD when it lands on 24th October...

    • Nintendo Switch
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    • Polykid
  • News Fire Emblem Heroes Adding Characters From Genealogy of the Holy War

    There are legendary weapons too

    With Fire Emblem Warriors just a mere week away, you'd be forgiven for being so distracted with excitement that you'd forgotten all about Fire Emblem Heroes. If you are still enjoying everything the game has to offer, though, you'll be pleased to know that three new characters from the fourth game in the...

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  • News Pokkén Tournament DX Will Allow Online Team Battles In New Update

    And new recording features!

    A new update is on the way for Pokkén Tournament DX and, as well as the usual "improving gameplay", it promises to add some very welcome online and training features. Perhaps the most interesting thing coming to the game is the addition of Online Team Battles - these special contests see each player choose three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Superbeat: Xonic Receives New Switch Release Date

    Sounds good to us

    Superbeat: Xonic has been on our radar for a while now and was initially scheduled to release on Switch on October 3rd. Despite that date having now been and gone, we've been told the game is still heading to the console and, luckily, there isn't too long to wait. North America will be able to grab a copy on November 21st, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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    Review NBA 2K18

    Hoop dreams

    Note: We originally posted our NBA 2K18 review last month but the game was essentially broken, with a number of serious game-affecting bugs. It was so severe that we were unable to give the game a score, because we considered it incomplete. While we really enjoyed the game when it worked properly, our advice at the time was clear:...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • NBA 2K18
  • News Square Enix Explains Why The Secret Of Mana Remake Isn't Coming To Switch

    "We hope to continue listening to the various requests from our fans"

    Square Enix is currently hard at work remaking one of its most beloved JRPGs, Secret of Mana. This SNES classic is right up there with Zelda and Final Fantasy in terms of player adoration, but amazingly the remake isn't coming to Switch. Speaking to Red Bull, producer Masaru...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Secret of Mana
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    Switch eShop

    Review Wulverblade

    Sharp and to the point

    The humble side-scrolling brawler was once a huge draw in the gaming industry, with titles like Double Dragon, Final Fight and Streets of Rage providing players with gratifying and visceral combat (usually with a friend in tow) across a wide range of stages and settings. When the arcades began to lose their importance in the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Wulverblade
  • Nintendo Download 12th October (North America)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Much more!

    It’s Nintendo Download Update time and we have another busy week to enjoy in North America. The Switch eShop has a bumper line-up to consider, of course, though the Wii U and 3DS don’t miss out entirely; the little handheld even has a big-time RPG from Atlus that's out soon. There’s...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
  • Nintendo Download 12th October (Europe)

    Wulverblade! Flame in the Flood! 88 Heroes! Yono! Sine Mora EX! More!

    It's that time, once again, for the European Nintendo Download Update. It's another busy week with the Switch in particular getting loaded up with tempting options, though the 3DS and Wii U also have a bit to offer. Let's just right into the details, shall we? Switch Retail...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • New Nintendo 3DS
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    Review Tiny Barbarian DX

    Huge fun

    For kids that grew up in the 8- and 16-bit eras, names such as Rastan, Golden Axe and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts are bound to pull one one's heartstrings. Taking up a warrior's sword (or lance - we see you, Arthur) and doing battle against all manner of fantastic creatures was a delight. Sadly, all of those series are now little more...

    • Reviews
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    • Tiny Barbarian DX
  • Random Here's The 'Switch Visor' - For The Lazy Players

    Just strap it to your face and play...

    While innovations such as Google Cardboard have made it easy to plonk a smartphone directly in front of your eyes for a cheap VR experience, we haven't really seen any third party accessory makers attempt to offer the same thing for the Switch yet; no doubt because there's no actual VR software. In...

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    • Accessories
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    Review Neon Chrome

    Minor oversight

    Finding a home on consoles is an ongoing challenge for games that have seen success on Steam and smart devices. While free-to-play or relatively inexpensive titles are becoming available on digital marketplaces thick and fast, it could be argued that there is a degree of stigma that comes with titles making the shift from mobile to...

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    • Neon Chrome
  • Feature Going Deeper With The Flame in the Flood on Nintendo Switch

    Post apocalyptic survival with a difference

    We're heading into another busy period of enticing releases on the Switch eShop, and The Flame in the Flood is certainly one to consider seriously. A 'rogue-lite' with a focus on survival in a post apocalyptic world may sound rote and by the numbers, but the game is more innovative than the description...

    • Features
    • Interview
    • Switch eShop
  • News OJO, a Dedicated Nintendo Switch Projector, Launches Its Indiegogo Campaign Soon

    Projecting the right image?

    A while ago we told you about OJO, a device pitching itself as a dedicated Nintendo Switch projector. The concept is pretty simple - you dock the Switch as normal and the projector will produce the output onto whatever surface you choose, with the idea being that the projector's portability will be a good fit for the...

    • OJO Projector
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  • News Injustice 2 Director on the Possibility of Bringing the Game to Switch

    Or maybe Mortal Kombat...

    Those of you that had a Wii U in the first year of its release will no doubt remember the decent third party support that it received, and one of the big games it got was Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC fighter from the studio that produces Mortal Kombat. Though NetherRealm understandably opted out of bringing Mortal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Injustice
  • News Former Rare Dev Plans To Dish Out Some Raging Justice On Switch

    "We're planning on getting on Switch ASAP"​

    Those of you who follow the exploits of former Rare employees as closely as we do here at Nintendo Life may be  aware of Raging Justice, a side-scrolling fighter inspired by Streets of Rage and Final Fight from Nic Makin, who worked at the UK studio on titles such as Ka

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Forever Entertainment is 'Amazed' at Progress of Hollow on Nintendo Switch

    Targeting a full 1080p docked

    If you've been browsing the 'Coming Soon' section of the European eShop with regularity you've likely seen Hollow in the mix. A first-person shooter / horror title, it's been hard to judge for Switch as the store's trailer was only a cinematic video. The developer is keen to highlight that progress is solid, however,...

    • Switch eShop
    • HollowSciFi
  • News Vulpix Joins The Ever-Growing Pokémon Build-A-Bear Range

    And there goes another $60

    The Build-A-Bear Pokémon range is becoming a very easy on the eye - and not so easy on the wallet - collection of fan-favourite monsters in adorable plush form. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were telling you about Meowth joining the roster, but it seems yet another one is now available. Vulpix has arrived and can...

    • Pokemon
    • Build A Bear
    • Toys
  • News Crazy Justice Aims to Bring 'Battle Royale' Action to the Nintendo Switch

    Tapping into a craze

    If you watch a bit of YouTube or follow wider trends of PC gaming, you likely know all about PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. It's taken the Battle Royale format and popularised it to an impressive degree, becoming one of the biggest active games in the world and the subject of console wars. Microsoft secured an upcoming port for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Battle Royale
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    Review Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase

    Peachy

    The Switch has earned something of a reputation for hosting modern updates of classics from the Japanese gaming canon, with notable reimaginings like Blaster Master Zero and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap hitting the nostalgia button on Turbo mode. One of the more surprising returnees to take advantage of this trend was Soldam: Blooming...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soldam
  • Random The Voice Of Mario Once Rapped As Dracula For A Corporate Video

    There's a headline we didn't think we'd ever write

    Charles Martinet is famous to Nintendo fans the world over as the voice of Mario, and has filled this role brilliantly since the '90s. However, it would be doing Martinet a great injustice to assume this is the only thing he has done in his illustrious career; he's acted on stage, in film and...

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  • News New Z-Moves Revealed In Pokémon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon

    Necrozma's forms also shown

    Just in case you're not already excited enough about the forthcoming Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, Nintendo has released more information on new Z-Moves in the game as well as details on the Pokémon Necrozma. First up is the Photon Geyser, is a Psychic-type special move that only...

    • 3DS
    • Pokemon
    • Videos
  • News Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Will Battle Its Way Onto Switch This Year

    A version exclusive to Switch

    Indie game publisher Wired Productions has announced that Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is heading to the Switch eShop in time for the Holiday season. The game is a twin-stick shooter which sees the player control 'tiny troopers' battling evil adversaries from around the world, with a collection of weapons at your...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL
  • News Check Out the New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Story Trailer

    So many characters...

    We already know that LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 promises to be the real deal on Nintendo Switch, with all DLC and extras to be included. With that in mind we can perhaps allow ourselves to get quite excited for the November 14th / 17th (depending on region) release, as LEGO games can - when done well - be a treat. For those...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • LEGO Marvel
  • News Slime-San Will Be Getting its Free Expansion in the Next Two Months

    Also, a demo is on the way

    One of the standout games on the Switch eShop is that of Slime-San, the quirky platformer that stars a big green blob stuck inside a giant worm. It was a great game at launch, full of content, which made it all the more exciting when the developers announced that a sizable expansion would be adding a brand new story...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Slime-San
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest Launches

    Pokémon SNAP

    Niantic has launched the Pokémon GO AR Photo Contest this week, challenging players to snap "epic AR photos" while trying to catch 'mon. Trainers are asked to capture photos and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #PokemonGOcontest. Should your image be selected as one of the top 10 picks, you'll win...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
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    • Smartphones