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TodayFri, 22nd Oct 2021

  • News Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Gets Confirmed Release Date, First Trailer And Screenshots

    And there's not long to wait

    Today, Rockstar has shared more details on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition which was recently confirmed to be heading to Nintendo Switch. The collection will let you play Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with "across-the-board enhancements",...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Grand Theft Auto
  • News Everyone Has Fainted In Pokémon's Next Merchandise Range

    Cute, but kinda sad

    The Pokémon Company has revealed a new line of merchandise that's sure to be a hit with fans, partly because it's all so darn adorable. Interestingly enough, the range's theme is 'Pokémon who lost in battle', with each piece depicting a 'mon or two that appears to have fainted. It's a cute idea – just don't think about the...

    • Pokemon
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Three Different Among Us Collector's Editions Are Now Available For Pre-Order

    Ranging from $30 to $90

    Consider yourself a huge Among Us fan or looking to get into the game for the first time? Well, these fancy physical Collector's Editions could be just the thing. Three different Collector's Editions are now available to pre-order; the cheapest of the bunch will be shipped out this winter (December in Europe, January in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News My Friend Peppa Pig Releases Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    "Just like being in an episode of the TV show"

    Today sees the release of the latest game set in the Peppa Pig universe, as My Friend Peppa Pig launches on Nintendo Switch. From publisher Outright Games, the game is said to be a fun-filled adventure that's "just like being in an episode of the TV show". Players get to choose and dress up their...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Hardware Review Evercade VS - A Low-Cost Gateway To Past Nintendo Classics And Much More Besides

    Hands-on with Blaze's latest retro hardware

    Blaze's Evercade handheld was one of 2020's more pleasant surprises; a new piece of hardware that offered an alternative for retro enthusiasts and offered a wide range of physical cartridges packed with classic titles (many of which were originally found on Nintendo consoles) – all for a very reasonable...

    • Hardware Review
    • Features
    • Retro
    • Evercade
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Shiny Zacian/Zamazenta Distribution Now Live In Europe, US And More

    Here are all the details you need

    The Pokémon Sword and Shield distribution allowing fans to pick up Shiny versions of both Zacian and Zamazenta is now live across Europe, the US, Canada, and select parts of Asia. We have all the currently-known details for you below, with thanks to Serebii for compiling parts of the list, and will make sure to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News The GBA's Unreleased 'Dune' Game Is Being Revived, Minus The IP Rights

    A little less spice

    If you happen to have Nintendo's retro handhelds in your collection, there are still multiple interesting releases and projects emerging. The latest to pop up is Elland: The Crystal Wars for Game Boy Advance, a game that publisher The Retro Room Games is reviving minus a famous IP. Originally, way back in 2002, it was a GBA game...

    • Retro
    • GBA
    • Dune
  • News Buy Smash Bros. Ultimate Or Any Of Its DLC And Earn Double My Nintendo Gold Points

    Update: Offer ends soon!

    Update: As a friendly reminder, Nintendo's current promotion in which you can earn double My Nintendo Gold Points when buying any digital Super Smash Bros. Ultimate product is about to come to an end. If you were thinking of grabbing that second DLC pass or perhaps even the game itself, it wouldn't be a bad idea to snap it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Ubisoft Is Bringing A New Monopoly Game To The Nintendo Switch

    The madness begins this December

    Who needs Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry when you have the all-time classic board game Monopoly. Ubisoft has announced a new take on Hasbro's property trading game called Monopoly Madness - a title that "reinvents" the iconic board game and is launching on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • Hasbro
  • Random It Has Now Been 1,000 Days Since Metroid Prime 4's Development Was Restarted

    We're ready for an update, Nintendo

    Where were you approximately 1,000 days ago? While it might not seem long ago, it actually dates back to 25th January 2019 and you know what that day was, right? Yep, on this particular day in Nintendo history, development on the highly anticipated release Metroid Prime 4 was restarted. Nintendo's Senior Managing...

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    • Metroid Prime 4
  • News Grasshopper Manufacture Joins Chinese Video Game Giant NetEase

    Suda51 says his company "is now reborn"

    Just a day after we heard how the famous video game creator Goichi "Suda51" Suda would love to reboot or remake Nintendo's older IP, he's now announced his development studio will be working under the Chinese video game giant NetEase. Yes, that's right - Grasshopper Manufacturer is ending its partnership with...

    • Industry
    • Suda51
    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • News Stardew Valley Creator Reveals His Next Game, Haunted Chocolatier

    And it's already "in development"

    Eric "ConceredApe" Barone - the creator for the insanely popular farming and lifestyle sim, Stardew Valley - has just lifted the lid on his brand new game, Haunted Chocolatier. It's more formally known as 'ConcernedApe’s Haunted Chocolatier'. After dedicating 10 years of his life "and counting" to Stardew Valley,...

    • Industry
    • Stardew Valley
  • News Tetris Effect: Connected On Switch Receives Its First Major Patch, Here Are The Full Details

    Fixes, fixes and more fixes

    You might have played Tetris 99 on the Nintendo Switch, but have you tried out Tetris Effect: Connected yet? We went as far as saying it might just be the best ever iteration of the classic puzzle game, and to add this - the experience is even better if you're playing on a shiny new Switch OLED model. If you have already...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Tetris

YesterdayThu, 21st Oct 2021

  • News Hisuian Zorua And Zoroark Revealed In Mysterious Pokémon Legends: Arceus Video

    Update: Here's a better look

    Update: After all of yesterday's confusion, The Pokémon Company has now shared a second look at the mysterious footage, but this time it's much clearer. As you can see towards the end of the video, we get a clear look at Hisuian versions of both Zorua and Zoroark. And they look fantastic. "A few days ago, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo's First Patch For Metroid Dread Is Now Available, Here's What's Included

    The crash error has been resolved

    Last week, Nintendo issued a notice on its support website stating how it had been made aware of an error "near the end" of Metroid Dread that forced the software and game to close. It said it was working on a fix to prevent this from happening, and it's now officially arrived. This minor patch bumps the game up to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Game Ranked

    All the Sega Mega Drive games, ranked by you

    The library of Sega Mega Drive / Genesis games announced as part of the upcoming 'Expansion Pack' for the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service features some choice entries from the 16-bit system's library. We might have had the opportunity to play many of these games in many other places in recent...

    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Sega
    • Mega Drive
    • Genesis
    • Best Games
  • Video Pokémon Evolutions - Watch All Episodes Here

    Update: Episode 4 now live!

    Update: Episode four of the Pokémon Evolutions animated series is now available to watch online. You can catch all live episodes below. Original Article: Pokémon Evolutions – a new animated series that'll air completely free in its entirety on YouTube – has now begun. Below, we'll share each of the series' eight...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Video
  • News Pixel Art Metroidvania 'Souldiers' Brings Puzzles, Platforming And Combat To Switch

    Launching on the eShop in 2022

    More Metroidvania fun awaits on Nintendo Switch next year as Souldiers, from publisher Dear Villagers and developer Retro Forge, hits the eShop in spring 2022. Brought to life through an attractive, pixellated world, Souldiers has you fighting for your freedom in "a sprawling fantasy world caught between the living...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sakurai Reveals How A Chance Encounter Led To Sora In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    And the rest is history

    After ongoing requests, Sora from Kingdom Hearts joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate earlier this week as the final DLC fighter. For a lot of fans, it still seems too good to be true, so how exactly did it happen? In Sakurai's latest column (translated by @PushDustIn and @KodyNOKOLO), the Smash director goes into details about...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Disney
    • Kingdom Hearts
  • News Shin Megami Tensei V Gets Day One Paid DLC And Digital Deluxe Edition

    And a free 'Safety' difficulty for those that need it

    Shin Megami Tensei V is just a few weeks from release on 12th November, and Atlus has confirmed a significant batch of day one DLC to lure in excited newcomers or eager series fans. So far the only official trailers and footage are in Japanese, but you can get a look at it above. Though the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • DLC
    • SMTV
  • Japanese Charts Metroid Dread Slips Down To Second, Switch OLED Leads Hardware Listings

    Dread shifts another 22,221 physical copies

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 17th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has fallen to second place in its second week on sale. The game sold another 22,221 physical copies in the region this week, but that was no match for the incoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Metroid
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Suda51 Says It Would Be "Really Cool" To Reboot Or Remake Nintendo's Older IP

    Make it happen, Nintendo

    The legendary game designer Suda51 - who has just wrapped up work on No More Heroes 3 for the Switch - has once again admitted how cool it would be to collaborate with a company like Nintendo and "reboot or remake" some of its older IP. Here's exactly what he had to say during an interview with our friends over at VGC:...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
  • Random These Incredible Animal Crossing Animated Shorts Are Essential Viewing

    We'll never view island life the same way again

    If you're anything like us, you'll know that there aren't many things in life as sweet and wholesome as an island full of happy Animal Crossing villagers. Nothing brings us more joy than seeing our favourite villagers doing some yoga on the beach or singing along to their favourite tune, and we...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2 Update Adds New Monsters And Quests - Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Title Update #5 is now live

    Capcom has released the latest patch for Monster Hunter Stories 2 today, adding new monsters and quests while also fixing some pesky bugs. The update brings the game to Version 1.5.0 and Capcom has kindly shared the full patch notes. You can check these out for yourself below – note that some content goes live today,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Updates
  • News Capcom Arcade Stadium Now Lets You Buy Individual Titles For A Couple Of Bucks

    Finally!

    Capcom Arcade Stadium is a fun app on the Switch, which is free-to-download and is packed with a lot of very reasonable versions of the company's cabinet classics. Aside from one freebie in 1943: The Battle of Midway and the option to buy the original Ghosts 'n Goblins, we've had to buy packs of games for $14.99USD a pop, or go for the...

    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Capcom
  • PSA You Can Use Switch OLED's Kickstand To Play In TATE Mode, Just Be Very Careful

    We like to TATE, we like, we like to TATE

    DISCLAIMER: Nintendo Life is not liable for any damage — light or otherwise — caused to your lovely Switch OLED's screen through orientating your shiny new console all vertical-like. Old school arcade and shmup fans have been having a wail of a time with Switch over the past few years, with the system...

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    • Random
    • Switch OLED
    • Shmups
  • News Pokémon Unite Has Been Updated, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Bug fixes, balancing and a Halloween update

    Alongside the new update introducing Greedant and some Halloween content, the latest update for the Nintendo Switch and mobile MOBA Pokémon Unite also includes a lot of balancing. As usual, some Pokémon have been nerfed, while others have received stat increases. This latest update bumps the game...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
  • Mini Review Evertried - An Engaging Roguelite, Half Tactics, Half Puzzler

    Try, try again

    Some games just cut right to the chase. No set up, no indulgent intro, just a fast cutscene and you’re tossed in the deep end. Evertried is one of those games. Here you’re placed in the role of a cute little undead creature with a scythe who has to climb “The Tower”. See, in this world, lost souls that haven’t proven...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Hamster Adds Another Namco Classic To Arcade Archives On Nintendo Switch

    Mappy is back

    In recent times, Hamster has been releasing Bandai Namco games for its Arcade Archives collection on the Nintendo Switch. This week, the trend continues with the release of the 1983 action title, Mappy. "Players control MAPPY, an enthusiastic, committed police officer on a mission to reclaim stolen goods from a mansion. Avoid getting...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • Nintendo Download 21st October (North America)

    Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud)! Skul: The Hero Slayer! Peppa Pig!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Infernax Looks Like A Tasty And Expanded Take On The 8-Bit Castlevania Formula

    From the team that made Just Shapes & Beats

    Berzerk Studio earned itself a pretty good reputation among some Switch eShop aficionados with Just Shapes & Beats, a rather cool title with great music and gameplay reminiscent of Super Hexagon. The development team is back soon with another intriguing slice of retro-inspired goodness in the form of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 21st October (Europe)

    Raiden IV x MIKADO remix! Peppa Pig! Caligula Effect 2

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Angry Alligator...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News INDIE Live Expo Winter 2021 Will Show Off More Than 500 Games, Apparently

    That's... a lot

    As we head towards Winter and the busiest shopping season we get to enjoy a few more gaming events that'll showcase a bunch of games, which is always fun. One online event that's earned a decent fanbase over the last couple of years is INDIE Live Expo, and it looks like its next event will be a big 'un. As it's Japan-focused in...

    • Indie Live Expo
    • Switch eShop
  • News Negative Nancy Is A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Game Where You Can Only Say 'No'

    Or say nothing at all...

    Ever wished you could spend your entire shift simply saying "no", allowing your true pessimistic self to shine through without being told off for it? Well, Negative Nancy could be the ideal game for you. Available right now in Europe (currently enjoying a 15% discount and priced at £9.68) and coming to the Switch eShop on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Life Is Strange: True Colors Is Set For A December eShop Release

    Confirmation carefully emphasizes 'digital' for now

    It was back in August that Square Enix and the development team confirmed that Life Is Strange: True Colors was running "a little late" on Switch, but was still targeting a 2021 arrival. It's since arrived on other platforms and has been rather well received; you certainly don't need to look far on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Is All About... Fists?

    And it kicks off tomorrow

    Having to come up with new and interesting themes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's regular events must be getting difficult at this stage, so we'll have to forgive Nintendo for this latest effort. Yes, Smash Ultimate's next Spirit Event focuses on "characters with at least one fist raised", which will then be followed by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Award-Winning Dark Comedy 'Stilstand' Opens Up On Switch In November

    Ida Hartmann's interactive indie

    The Switch is a great system for interactive or visual novels, with a whole bunch of brilliants ones available on the console already — and come 5th November, we'll be getting another award-winner in the form of the "grim but hopeful" Stilstand. Described as "a haunting and darkly comedic interactive graphic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday20th Oct 2021

  • Guide 25 Games That Are Better On Switch OLED

    Games at their very best on Switch OLED

    Earlier this month Nintendo released its first major Switch iteration in over two years with the Switch OLED model. It has a few benefits, like an improved kickstand, a bump in portable audio quality, double the internal storage and a LAN connector on the dock, but the main feature is in the name. Yep, it's...

    • Guides
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  • News Nintendo Gives Fans The Best Halloween Present: Vampire Waluigi

    Mario Kart Tour's Halloween event gets underway

    First he failed to get a spot in Smash, and now he's been turned into a vampire. Poor Waluigi just can't catch a stake, err... break. Yes, Nintendo has kickstarted the latest tour in Mario Kart Tour, officially releasing 'Waluigi (Vampire)' as a playable character in-game. Complete with a top hat and...

    • Mario Kart
    • Mario Kart Tour
    • Mobile
  • News Get Serious About Fun With A Nintendo Of America Internship In 2022

    Hang out with Bowser and friends

    We've got to that point in the year (again) where Nintendo of America is currently advertising internships on its careers website. At the time of writing, there are 16 positions listed, and all of them are located at Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington. They'll run from June through to August...

    • Nintendo
    • Jobs
    • Industry
    • North America
  • Talking Point How Many Hours Is A 'Short' Game For You?

    It's what you do with it that counts

    There was a time when we wished every video game were never-ending. Back in the old days we'd save up all our pocket money and wisely invest in only the very finest games after weeks and months of meticulous research; consulting reviews, collating opinions and perhaps even renting or borrowing from a pal to make...

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  • News Metroid Dread, Zelda, Pokémon And Mario All Nominated In Golden Joystick Awards 2021

    Voting now open!

    The full list of nominees for The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 has been revealed, and the voting is now open. A decent number of Nintendo games are up for a variety of awards, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus in the 'Most Wanted' category and, perhaps most notably, Metroid Dread in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Golden Joystick Awards
    • Metroid
  • News The Pokémon Company Wants To See Your Pets, And Prizes Are Up For Grabs

    Does your pet have what it takes?

    In celebration of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl's upcoming release, The Pokémon Company has launched a real-life Pokémon Contest – for your pets. The 'Pokémon Presents Super Pet Contest' follows the formula of Diamond and Pearl's Contest events, with fans being able to submit photos of their...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Can't Find Dying Light On The Switch eShop? It Might Be Because It's Currently Banned In Germany

    Techland is trying to get it lifted

    As you might have heard, Dying Light Platinum Edition has arrived on the Nintendo Switch and it's been described by the folks over at Digital Foundry as another "intelligently designed port" for the hybrid system. If you happen to be located in the UK, across Europe, or even Australia and New Zealand though, you...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
    • Europe
  • News Horizon Chase Turbo Honours F1's Ayrton Senna In New 'Senna Forever' Expansion

    Update: It's out today!

    Update 2: Some owners of the physical edition of Horizon Chase Turbo have reported that the DLC doesn't work when coupled with a physical cartridge. We got in touch with the team to ask about the problem, and have been reassured that a fix should be coming soon: "Yes, we are aware, our programmers are looking into it and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • Video Fan-Made Smash Bros. Effort Pays Tribute To Kingdom Hearts' Iconic "Simple And Clean" Track

    Custom Palutena's Guidance dialogue is here!

    Ever since Sora from the Kingdom Hearts series was revealed as the final DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans have been making references to the theme song "Simple and Clean". It's performed by Utada Hikaru has been heard across multiple Kingdom Hearts games over the years. Unfortunately, it...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Music
    • Video
  • Random VTuber Korone Plays Gyro-Enabled GBA Title WarioWare Twisted! With A GameCube

    Not even Wario is this crazy

    VTubers (known in full as Virtual YouTubers) have become incredibly popular over the past decade. While we're used to seeing these digital characters voiced by real people playing video games, it's not every day we see something this weird... Japanese VTuber 'Korone' - who has 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube -...

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    • Game Boy Advance
    • GameCube
    • WarioWare
  • News Wow, Nintendo Switch Was First Revealed Five Years Ago Today

    Time flies when you're having fun

    Five years ago today, Nintendo showed off its shiny new Switch console for the very first time. Where on Earth does the time go? We imagine plenty of you will remember the console's first trailer (up above) rather fondly; after what felt like an age of rumours about what Nintendo's 'NX' console could be, it was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Anniversaries
  • News BloodRayne 1 And 2 ReVamped Both Sink Their Teeth Into Switch Next Month

    Release date confirmed

    Both BloodRayne: ReVamped and BloodRayne 2: ReVamped will launch on Nintendo Switch on 18th November, it's been revealed. Initially announced earlier this year, the two remasters will be launching not only on Switch, but also on Xbox One and PS4. Players take on the role of Rayne, a half-vampire femme fatale who finds herself...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Anniversary We've Almost Been Watching Nintendo Direct Presentations For 10 Years Now

    Can you believe it?

    Nintendo is obviously one of the pioneers of the games industry, and from time to time, it still comes up with groundbreaking ideas that change and shape how people consume and play video games around the world. One of its more genius moments over the past decade (at least from a business/marketing perspective) was the creation...

    • Anniversary
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Mini Review A Little Golf Journey - A Relaxing If Repetitive Round

    Just over par

    Golf games tend to come in a variety of flavours. You’ve got the realistic sim games such as PGA Tour 2K21, the more arcade focused romps like Mario Golf: Super Rush, and abstract, minimal titles like Golf Club: Wasteland.

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Out Now New Metroidvania 'Sheepo' Ditches Combat For Cutesy Creature Collecting

    A pacifist Metroidvania platformer

    As was promised towards the end of last month, Sheepo has launched on the Nintendo Switch eShop today. If you missed that initial announcement, Sheepo offers up an alternative take on the Metroidvania genre by sacrificing combat and instead focusing on exploration and creature preservation. You play as the titular...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

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