Post apocalyptic survival with a difference
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...
Aiming for funding through Kickstarter
Indie Pogo, from developer Lowe Bros. Studios, is not only a love letter to Nintendo fighting institution Super Smash Bros. and similar brawlers, but is also an ultimate indie game collaboration; it features characters from many popular indie (and 'Nindie') games. The Kickstarter for the project is well under...
"It’s like coming back to an old friend"
One of the break-out indie titles to go mainstream was the original Super Meat Boy; back in 2010 it was lavished with praise and won over plenty of gamers. Now returning and hoping to skewer the competition, we have Super Meat Boy Forever. Changing the gameplay up whilst keeping the traditional...
"For me, these indie creators are superstars"
PAX West 2017 has come and gone with plenty of exciting news for Nintendo Switch owners. Among the announcements was the reveal of the first trailer for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, the latest title from Grasshopper Manufacture launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2018. A lot was revealed...
A modern spin on classic game concepts
It's tempting for gamers of all ages to look upon their earlier days in the hobby as the 'golden age' of gaming; that's how nostalgia works. Yet we're in a genuinely exciting period in the medium, as we not only get staggering modern day masterpieces of incredible scope and technical delivery, but our gaming...
"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...
"I always knew it would eventually be completed"
When considering the best DSiWare games, we think Go! Go! Kokopolo is most definitely in the discussion. A 'chase 'em up', it combined tough difficulty and twitch gameplay with an excellent sense of style and humour. Its high speed, quick-thinking strategy and elements of platforming made it an easy...
Holding Switch "made me excited for this generation of Nintendo games"
When a game is described as a 'rolly roguelike' and comes with an intriguing trailer, it's certainly a good idea to sit up and take notice. TumbleSeed is expected on the Nintendo Switch this Spring and is the work of aeiowu, a '1-person developer' that's also a collective - in...
"For the people who are speculating $300, it won't be nearly that much"
The announcement of RetroBlox (now known as Polymega) came as something of a surprise a few weeks ago, but in many ways this proposed system is a logical evolution in the growing "clone" hardware market. Built around modularity, RetroBlox aims to offer the benefits of...
"We really wanted to prove ourselves"
This week brings two intriguing retail releases in Europe, published under Nintendo's eShop Selects label. FAST Racing NEO and SteamWorld Collection will be available on disc, and in the latter case Image & Form is also bringing the same compilation to North America (in October) with a different publisher...
Miyamoto says he's in his mid 20s
Here's a fun fact for a Friday morning. Mario is apparently in his mid 20s, more precisely just "24 or 25" years old according to none other than Shigeru Miyamoto in a newly unearthed Japanese interview from 2005. According to the interview, although Mario has evolved in lots of ways over the years since his...
"We make sure that the users are able to resonate with the storylines"
This year's PAX West was good to us here at Nintendo Life. We had the chance to play some upcoming games, meet some interesting people, and talk to some of our favourite game developers. Between all of the commotion and excitement, at the top of our list of "best PAX moments" was...
"Would you consider an Abe amiibo?" "Why not!"
Oddworld is a series that has all but been neglected on Nintendo systems save for a handful of ports handled by third parties, but now Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, a complete remake of the original Abe's Oddysee, has made its way onto Wii U. We were lucky enough to chat directly in a frank and friendly...
"Untold Story puts its focus on creating an incredible, dynamic story"
It's an exciting time to be a game developer, as modern technology and a more accessible industry allow people of all walks of life to try their hand at pursuing their passion. This is a win for gamers, too, as it allows us the opportunity to try all sorts of new experiences and...
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