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  • News Miyamoto Wasn't A Fan Of The Art Style In Zelda: Wind Waker

    He apparently "cringed" when he first saw it

    If you weren't immediately sold on the art style in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, don't feel too bad. A new 'DidYouKnowGaming' translation of a Nintendo Dream magazine from the mid-2000s reveals how Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto wasn't a fan of Toon Link or the rest of Wind Waker's cel-shaded...

    • Zelda
    • GameCube
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Eiji Aonuma
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Starter Evolution Predictions, Illustrated By A Professional Artist

    Gen 9 starter final form predictions brought to life

    A new generation of Pokémon is on the horizon and with it comes speculation and anticipation that runs as rampant as a horde of Tauros. During this time, a new generation’s Starter Pokémon take the centre stage, particularly their final forms. With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, releasing on...

    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
    • Poll
  • Feature Remembering Klonoa's Dreamy GBA Platformers - Empires, Champions, And Puzzles

    It's not only a phantasy

    The ‘90s and 2000s were a totally different era. I can’t tell you how many times I sat down playing the same demo discs over and over or replaying the same handful of games as a kid. Bandai Namco’s old mascot Klonoa — soon to return in the upcoming Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — is the first-ever video game...

    • Features
    • Bandai Namco
    • GBA
    • Retro
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: #102 - Resident Evil Gaiden

    All aboard!

    Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last week, we took a look at Final Fantasy VI for the SNES. It was quite clear that you fine folks preferred the more "traditional" visual style of the series, as the Japanese box art won the week with a resounding 90% of the vote. Perhaps renaming the game Final Fantasy...

    • Box Art Brawl
    • Poll
    • Resident Evil
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Legends: Arceus Distribution Event Has Begun

    Receive a free mask

    Update [Sun 26th Jun, 2022 05:00 BST]: The code for the Gastrodon Sword and Shield event has now been released, here it is: ER1CSGASTR0D0N Original article [Thu 23rd Jun, 2022 01:25 BST]: Another limited-time Pokémon distribution event has been announced and this time it's for the latest release, Pokémon Legends: Arceus...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Edia Crowdfunding Cosmic Fantasy Collection For Nintendo Switch

    Campaign goal has already been met

    Edia - the developer behind the recent Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection - has launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Makuake for a special double-pack Nintendo Switch release. It's asking for 3 million yen (around $22,285 USD) to release Cosmic Fantasy: Adventure Boy Yuu and Cosmic Fantasy 2:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
    • Retro
  • News Fall Guys Free-To-Play Reaches 20 Million Players In The First 48 Hours

    "massive thank you to all who have stumbled"

    Fall Guys finally stumbled onto the Nintendo Switch, Xbox and other platforms this week as a free-to-play title and it seems it's already paying off for developer Mediatonic. According to the game's official social media account, Fall Guys' free release managed to hit 20 million players in just 48 hours...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdaySat, 25th Jun 2022

  • Guide Best Sonic Games Of All Time

    Every Sonic game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you

    Updated with Sonic Origins. Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game's rating in our database. As more people play and rate Origins, we imagine its position will go up and down quite rapidly over the coming days! In order to rate any...

    • Guides
    • All Time
    • Sonic
    • SEGA
    • Best Games
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Working On Version 1.6, Includes "Some New Content"

    Get excited

    Although Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone is now hard at work on his next game Haunted Chocolatier, he's not completely done with the lifestyle-farming simulation Stardew Valley. In a brief exchange with a fan on social media, Barone was asked if Stardew would receive any future updates such as Version 1.6 and 1.7. While he's not so sure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Poll Do You Think We'll Get A Nintendo Direct Next Week?

    It's been 84 years...

    This is it, folks. If rumours are to be believed, then we could very well be getting our next peek at Nintendo's future plans with a new Nintendo Direct showcase next week. Possibly. All signs — okay, some signs — currently point to a showcase airing on Wednesday, June 29th. This is after some discussion on the matter from...

    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 25th)

    Preparing for a busy July

    Is everyone feeling a bit more chilled out after not-E3? Okay, we're still waiting for a Nintendo Direct, but we did get a Xenoblade Chronicles 3-focused presentation, where a new Expansion Pass was unveiled. The AM2R devs have reunited on a brand new stunning-looking Metroidvania pr

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Hands On Two Point Campus Offers One Hell Of An Education

    Learn more

    If there’s one thing we need in life that goes criminally underappreciated, it’s education. Ejucashun kan turns a sentinse lik this into something that can be concise and precise, or eloquent and needlessly protracted. From students to heads of state, veterinarians to loquacious video producers — we all could do with a little more...

    • Hands On
    • Preview
    • Features
    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Appears To Feature English & Japanese Lip-Syncs

    "They actually did it"

    If you're a fan of immersive cutscenes and dialogue exchanges between video game characters, you might be interested to know there'll be a little extra attention to detail in the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Following on from the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Direct earlier this week, it seems...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega Announces Sonic Collab With Hololive VTuber Star Inugami Korone

    She's also doing VO for Sonic 2 movie's Japanese dub

    As part of Sonic's 31st anniversary this week, Sega held Sonic Station livestream celebrating the launch of Sonic Origins. During the broadcast, Sega also announced a year-long collaboration with the Hololive Virtual YouTuber (and Sonic fan) Inugami Korone - titled “Sonikoro 2022". She's now...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega
    • Japan
    • VTuber
  • Review Roller Champions - Passable F2P Action, But Barebones And Sorely Lacking On Switch

    Rocket... Beague???

    Everybody has to have their own, right? Once a breakout game becomes a huge sensation, everyone scrambles to have their own version. PUBG did it for Battle Royales and Overwatch for Hero Shooters; these are a dime a dozen now, with series like Call of Duty and Resident Evil having their own takes of varying quality (or sometimes,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • PSA Monster Hunter Rise Switch eShop Demo Getting Removed Next Week

    Sunbreak demo will "continue to be available"

    Next week sees the long-awaited release of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. This is new DLC for Monster Hunter Rise adding new monsters and much more to the existing game. Ahead of the launch, Capcom shared some news about the game's demos. As of 30th June (the same date as the DLC release), the original...

    • PSA
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Demos
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Square Enix Rolls Out Chocobo GP Version 1.1.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it now

    Earlier this week Square Enix released another update for the Switch game Chocobo GP. It bumps the game up to Version 1.1.1 and allows players to now delete their best Time Attack Mode records and upload their newly created time data. Below is the rundown: Chocobo GP - Version 1.1.1 - 22nd June 2022 The Ver. 1.1.1 update for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Updates
  • Feature Backlog Club: Return Of The Obra Dinn - It All Comes Down To Socks In The End

    An old-school mystery with older-school roots

    This article is part of our new experimental series, Backlog Club, where we (Nintendo Life!) pick a game that's likely to be on our list of "games we should get around to playing", and then we (NL + you!) spend the next month playing that game. This is the finale for June, which was focused on Return of...

    • Features
    • Backlog Club
    • Lucas Pope
    • Return of the Obra Dinn
    • Nintendo Switch

Friday24th Jun 2022

  • News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.4.0), Here's What's Included

    Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes

    Switch Online's Nintendo 64 application received an update earlier today bumping it up to Version 2.4.0 and adding Pokémon Snap to the service. That's not all, though. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for application updates like this one, but fortunately we do have some insight about what's going on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • News SEGA Announces The Mega Drive Mini 2, Boasting 50 Genesis And Mega CD Games

    Update: More games announced!

    Update: Fri 24th Jun, 2022 14:00 BST: More games have been announced for the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2 via a brand new stream. Keep in mind, of course, that these games are likely specific to Japan and should the console see a release worldwide, the line-up of games may be different. Night Striker StarBlade Ninja...

    • SEGA
    • Mega Drive
  • Guide Where To Buy Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes On Switch

    Special Editions, cheapest prices and best deals

    The latest Warriors game, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game takes place within the same universe as the much-loved Fire Emblem: Three Houses, albeit with a brand new protagonist, and those who've already played the original Fire Emblem Warriors will no...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pre Orders
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Warriors Games - Every Switch Musou Game Ranked

    Dynasty, Samurai, Orochi, spin-offs and more, all ranked by you

    Updated with Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game's rating in our database. Three Hopes is a new title, but having thoroughly enjoyed it (as you can read about in our review), we imagine...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Warriors
    • Musou
  • Review Pokémon Snap - Photo Fun That's Over Too Soon

    Candid Camera + Pocket Monster

    This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. There are moments during Pokémon Snap where — upon finding a hidden path — the game ditches the first-person perspective to show your...

    • Reviews
    • Retro
    • N64
    • Pokemon
  • Rumour Down Time For 'My Nintendo Store' Could Point To A Direct Next Week

    The dates line up!

    Rumours of an upcoming Nintendo Direct continue to swirl, with many believing Nintendo's next major showcase to occur on June 29th after a rather confident statement from Sony Santa Monica writer Alanah Pearce. Adding fire to the rumour, it looks like the My Nintendo Store for the UK will be undergoing planned maintenance from...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Pokémon Snap Is Now Available On Switch Online's Expansion Pack

    The N64 classic returns

    Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Pokémon Snap has now been made available to Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. You'll be able to access it via the Nintendo 64 games library. Original article [Fri 17th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Nintendo has announced the N64 release Pokémon Snap will be coming to its Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
  • News Sonic Origins Contributor Shares Frustrations Over The State Of The Game

    "We want these problems to be addressed"

    Sonic Origins' launch yesterday saw the return of the blue blurs classic Mega Drive/Genesis games, all bundled together on modern consoles. The most noteworthy part of the bundle is Sonic 3 & Knuckles, which sees Sonic 3 ported to consoles with new, HD upgrades for the first time. To help make this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News New Update For Metroidvania 'Monster Sanctuary' Accidentally Releases Early On Switch

    "This was unintentional"

    Next week, 30th June was meant to see the release of the Pokémon-meets-Metroidvania game Monster Sanctuary's next big update. Titled 'The Forgotten World', this update adds 9 new monsters, a brand new area, new game modes, a randomiser — basically, tons and tons of fun stuff! But if you own the game on Switch, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
  • News Mario Kart Tour Heads To Bangkok In The Latest Major Update

    Pack your bags!

    With the Metropolitan Tour coming to a close, Mario Kart Tour is lining up its next major update. The Bangkok Tour will see players take to the streets of Thailand's capital, with the new track boasting some beautiful colours and lighting throughout. We get a really nice glimpse of the Chao Phraya River, filled with boats that you...

    • Mobile
    • Mario Kart
    • Super Mario
  • Review Sonic Origins - A Fine Collection For New Fans, Less So For The Hardcore Sonic Crowd

    COPE

    One particularly bright spot in Sonic's recent history was the release of Sonic Mania. One part sequel and one part reimagining of the 2D classics, that retro revival proved to be one of the best-rated and best-selling Sonic projects in recent years. In the (frankly baffling) absence of a true follow-up to Sonic Mania, Sega has instead opted to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic
  • News Chris Pratt On Voicing Mario: Says It's "Unlike Anything You've Heard In The Mario World"

    An "updated" voice

    Last September, Nintendo announced Chris Pratt would voice Mario in his upcoming movie. Chris at the time mentioned how he had been "working hard" to perfect the voice of the character, but we're still yet to hear what it sounds like. Now, in a new exclusive with Variety, Pratt has spoken once again about voicing Mario - this...

    • Super Mario
    • Movies
    • Nintendo
  • News No Man's Sky Will Launch As A "Single-Player Experience" On Switch

    No mention of multiplayer

    In case you missed it, Hello Games' ambitious space epic No Man's Sky will be coming to the Switch on October 7th. If you're looking forward to experiencing the game with friends or other players, in general, you may have to potentially wait for an update later down the line. According to the official game website, No...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega Announces A USB Cyber Stick Controller For The Mega Drive Mini 2

    Analogue power

    Earlier today, Sega announced the next 11 games coming to the company's next mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2. But that's not the only thing it revealed during the latest livestream. In a bit of a surprise announcement, Sega unveiled a new USB controller — based on the classic SHARP Cyber Stick — that will be compatible with...

    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
  • News The Panda Cup, An Officially-Licensed Smash Bros. Circuit, Begins Today At CEO

    Update: First stop, Daytona Beach

    Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 17:00 BST]: The first round of The Panda Cup Circuit starts today at Daytona Beach and the CEO Fighting Game Championship.This is the first stop in a series of eight tournaments that lead up to the finals in Los Angeles in December. From today until Sunday 26th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • GameCube
  • News Day One Patch For Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Drops

    Patch notes inside

    Today's the day Fire Emblem fans get to return to the world of Fire Emblem: Three Houses with the Musou follow-up Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. The game is out now on Switch and will see players control Shez and a plethora of Three Houses characters in some hectic hack-and-slash combat. As we're used to nowadays, the game...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Warriors
    • Updates
  • Memory Pak After 20 Years, Eternal Darkness Really Deserves A Second Life

    Being stuck on one system is pure insanity

    Picture the setting. You’re walking around a grand mansion, testing out keys on locked doors, investigating every nook and cranny, and simply trying your best to figure out where you need to go and what you need to do. The rooms are well-lit and the furniture neatly positioned together. By all accounts,...

    • Memory Pak
    • GameCube
    • Eternal Darkness
    • Retro
    • Anniversary
  • News Splatoon 3 Premieres New 'Off The Hook' Track, And It's A Banger

    Introducing 'Damp Socks ft. Off the Hook'

    Splatoon 3 is due for release on Nintendo Switch this coming September and Nintendo is consistently releasing new information, footage, and music from the game to ramp up excitement. The latest info dump is in the form of a new song from the fictional band 'Damp Socks' called 'Candy-Coated Rocks'. It's very...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Splatoon
  • News Dead Cells' Accessibility-Focused Update Adds Assist Mode, Difficulty Options, And More

    Called 'Breaking Barriers'

    Motion Twin and Evil Empire's fantastic roguelike Dead Cells has received another new update as of yesterday, and it's a pretty important one too. The studios have partnered with AbleGamers and members of the Dead Cells community to help bring in tons of new accessibility features to the game. A spokesperson for Evil...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessibility
    • Updates
  • Memory Pak Becoming The Very Best In Black & White 2's Pokémon World Tournament

    Like no one ever was...

    Walking out into the arena of Pokémon Black & White 2’s Pokémon World Tournament (PWT) for the first time, I had chills. The lights were dimmed, the crowd was watching, and the commentary was introducing me – my character – as if I were some sort of celebrity. Well, sure, I’d saved Unova and become the Champion...

    • Memory Pak
    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • DS
    • Anniversary
  • News Exhilarating Shmup Duo 'Bullet Soul' And 'Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst' Land On Switch This Fall

    More chaotic shmup action

    MAGES. has announced it will be bringing Tachyon's shoot 'em up duo Bullet Soul and Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst Coming to the Switch on 9th September worldwide, while Japan will see the game a few weeks later on 22nd September. This flashy bullet-hell shooter rewards you for aggressive play and fast shooting. With music...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Plague Tale: Requiem - Cloud Version Locks In October Release For Switch

    "The rat is out of the bag"

    Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment have confirmed A Plague Tale: Requiem will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as a cloud version release on 18th October this year. This was announced earlier on at the latest 'Focus Showcase' alongside an extended gameplay trailer. Requiem is the follow-up to A Plague Tale: Innocence,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Cloud

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