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  • Video Watch Us Find Our Retro Gaming Grail In This Boxiest Of Unboxing Videos

    This DOESN'T stink!

    Guess who's been at it again! One of our lovely video producers, Zion, has long been collecting games and has been sharing his journey with us over on our YouTube channel. To say we're envious is an understatement, but in this unboxing video, there's something a little bit more special for him. From pick-ups acquired in his...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mother
    • EarthBound
  • News Life Is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection Bags A Release Date And New Trailer

    Remastered collection has been subject to multiple delays

    After multiple delays on the Switch, the remastered collection of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm is finally launching next month on September 27th, 2022. Branded as Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection, the release includes all previous updates for the games and has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Meets Tron In 'Chameneon', A Speedy New Neon Runner

    Chameleon twist

    If you are looking for another animal-based runner to fill a Sonic-shaped hole in your heart then look no further. QUByte Interactive has recently revealed that their chameleon neon platformer, Chameneon (see what they did there?), is coming to the Switch eShop on August 18th. The game sees you play as a chameleon who rides along...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Random Former Nintendo President's Family Office Is Looking To Buy Marine Engineering Firm

    Yamauchi family seeks "to tackle profound global challenges"

    The Yamauchi No 10 Family Office, a group formed of members of Nintendo's founding family, is looking to buy out marine engineering company Toyo Construction, with the stated aim of helping to make the oceans cleaner, the Financial Times reports (paywall). The Yamauchi family, who owns...

    • Random
    • Japan
    • Business
  • News Sega Launches 'Ultimate Sonic Bundle' On Switch eShop, But Something's Missing

    Actually, several things are missing

    When something is described as 'ultimate', you'd be forgiven for thinking that this essentially means "the best of the best', or "the most complete package". Heck, just look at the cast of Danganronpa; they're the "ultimate" in their respective fields, showcasing talents that no one else could possibly match,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sonic
  • News Get Creative With LEGO Bricktales, Coming To Switch Later This Year

    Update: Now confirmed for Q4

    Update [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 14:00 BST]: Just as we expected, Thunderful has today announced that LEGO Bricktales will indeed be coming to the Switch in Q4 2022. While we have no new information about the game itself just yet, we are pleased to know that this winter's brick-builder will gain a handheld home. Here's an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • LEGO
  • News Let's Sing 2023's First Tracks Revealed, Includes Billie Eilish And Lil Nas X

    Ok for karaoke

    Developer Ravenscourt has today announced that the latest addition in their karaoke series, Let's Sing 2023, will be coming back to Switch. The first teaser trailer can be found above, and while it provides no release date just yet, it does tease some of the artists and 30 songs that you will be able to find on the game. Listing off...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Lets Sing
  • Random New Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Glitch Means You'll Never Be Short Of Materials

    Is 999 enough?

    The Inventory Slot Transfer is one of the most well-known glitches in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, used in countless tricks such as keeping the Bow of Light or duplicating certain items and weapons. We wouldn't have tons of other glitches without Inventory Slot Transfer, and we wouldn't still be finding new secrets and...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • News Dead Cells' 'Enter The Panchaku' Free Update Gets Slight Delay On Switch

    Update: "We've hit a snag"

    Update [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 11:30 BST]: Switch (and other console) owners will have to wait a bit longer for Dead Cells' 30th free update as Motion Twin has announced earlier today that it's hit a big of a "snag" in certifying the update for consoles. Don't worry, the wait won't be too much longer — just another week —...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dead Cells
    • Trailer
  • News Cleaning Up Takes A Backseat In Splatoon 3's New 'Biggest Mess Wins' Trailer

    Clean up in aisle three!

    The hype for Splatoon 3 has been building ever since last week's Direct announcement revealed all of the new content coming to the squid-shooting sequel. One of the more predictable announcements was the return of Turf War battles - soon to be available in three-team mode

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
  • Random Japan Joins In With 'Shin Chan's' Morning Gymnastics Sessions

    So wholesome!

    Recently, a speedrunning event known as 'RTA in Japan Summer 2022' was held in Japan. Much like charitable events like 'Games Done Quick', it tasks players to race through games as quickly as possible while governed by certain rules and regulations. As mentioned by Automaton, the event's name is derived from the Japanese term for speed...

    • Random
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Halloween-Themed Pokémon Trading Cards Spotted Early At Retailers

    PikaBOO

    An upcoming Booster Bundle has been spotted early in some American retailers for The Pokémon Trading Card Game. Spooky! We say it's spooky because this Booster Bundle is Halloween-themed. PokéBeach has shared the findings after a reader sent photos of the packs and cards in. Aptly titled the Trick or Trade BOOster Bundle, the bundles have...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Splatoon 3 On Nintendo Switch

    Best deals, cheapest prices and amiibo!

    Kids and squids alike will no doubt be looking forward to Splatoon 3, the latest game in Nintendo's family-friendly shooter series that's headed to Switch later this year. If you're super keen, you'll be pleased to know that pre-orders for the title have started to appear at a number of retailers. Nintendo...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
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    • Pre Orders
  • Gallery Here's A Look At Wave Race 64 For The Switch Online Expansion Pack

    See for yourself

    Nintendo has confirmed its next Switch Online + Expansion N64 release will be Wave Race 64. This jet ski racer was originally released in 1996/97 and is returning later this week on August 19th. Again, this version will include the Kawasaki banners (like the Wii U release), and in Japan, the game will also feature Rumble Pak...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Expansion Pack
    • N64
  • News Mario Strikers: Battle League Version 1.1.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    Mario Strikers: Battle League has just received a new update. It bumps Next Level Games latest release up to Version 1.1.1. Compared to the previous update (Version 1.1.0), which added Daisy, Shy Guy, a new stadium and more, this latest patch appears to be quite small. Here's the full rundown, according to Nintendo's official patch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Next N64 Game For Its Switch Online + Expansion Pack Service

    Wave Race 64 makes a splash later this week

    Nintendo hasn't outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack, so what's next? Nintendo has today broken its silence, revealing the game to follow up Pokémon Puzzle League will be the 1996/97 jet ski racing game, Wave Race 64. While it's not the first time we've seen it on one of Nintendo's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Nintendo
  • News Disney & Marvel Announce First Ever Games Showcase, Airing September 9th

    Avatar, Lego Star Wars and more!

    Following on from THQ Nordic's digital showcase last week, Disney & Marvel have now announced their first-ever video game showcase. This will include content from Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Lucasfilm (Star Wars) and Marvel. The show will be hosted by Kinda Funny host and producer, Blessing Adeoye and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • Disney
    • Marvel
    • Star Wars
  • News Fortnite's Dragon Ball Crossover Event Is Now Live, Here's A Look

    This collab is over 9000!

    Update #2 [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 11:00 BST]: This event is now live, here's a cinematic along with a gameplay trailer: Son Goku, Vegeta, Bulma and Beerus have arrived - they come with new gameplay items, quests, Dragon Ball islands and much more. This includes a Dragon Ball Super episode festival (August 16 - September...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Dragon Ball

YesterdayMon, 15th Aug 2022

  • Random Splatoon 3's Shiver Appears To Be Nintendo's First Major Non-Binary Character

    A big win for representation

    The Splatoon series is widely considered amongst fans to be one of the coolest franchises in Nintendo's line-up, showcasing style and modern sensibilities that other IP in its catalogue has nary even touched upon. With Splatoon 3, however, it seems Nintendo may have taken a bigger step in the direction of diversity and...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Splatoon
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Travels The Map To Uncover A New Yiga Clan Secret

    It's a trap!

    It's a great credit to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's game design that five years on, we are still discovering new things. These various breakthroughs have come in many forms, from glitches to finding secret locations to interesting character interactions, and the latest one came from Reddit user's persistence in hunting down...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Review RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright - A Flawed But Enchantingly Homemade Adventure

    It's time for adventure!

    After nine long years in development, developer DeskWorks has created what can only be described as a perfect embodiment of when imagination takes over with RPG Time: The Legend Of Wright. Spilling colour, nostalgia, and a little bit of childlike glee onto the pages of a notebook, this is a heartwarming tale of two friends...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Fire Reported At Nintendo's Japanese Headquarters

    Luckily, no one has been injured

    Emergency services in Japan have responded to a fire at Nintendo's HQ in Minami-ku, Kyoto, local media outlet NHK reports. The article (shared and translated by VGC) states that the fire was reported at 1pm local time today, 15th August. Police at the scene state that some furniture has been damaged in one room on...

    • Industry
    • Japan
  • Gamescom 2022 Everything You Need To Know - Times, Dates, Games, And Announcements

    Also, Geoff Keighley! Again!

    It's August, and that means that Geoff Keighley's Never-Ending Train Of Games is chugga-chuggin' into Cologne, Germany for the E3-of-Europe, Gamescom. Get ready for a bunch of announcements (maybe), reveals (probably), and free game promo T-shirts that are only available in one size (definitely) as Gamescom unfolds over...

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    • Industry
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  • News Kirby And The Forgotten Land And Star Allies Were One Big "Connected Project" For HAL Laboratory

    "We thought of it as laying the groundwork for future works"

    Here at Nintendo Life, we love a bit of Kirby. We were charmed by the pink puffball's latest foray on Switch in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and while we were less enamoured with 2018's Kirby Star Allies, it turns out that the developers at HAL Laboratory see the two games as much closer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kirby
  • News Here's How Much Storage You'll Need For Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere

    We've also got storage requirements for Kirby's Dream Buffet!

    During Nintendo's recent Direct Presentation for Splatoon 3, it was revealed - rather expectedly - that a Splatfest event would take place later this month on August 27th, ahead of the game's full launch on September 9th. The event will give new and returning fans a glimpse at the game's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Banjo-Kazooie's Gruntilda Gets Stunning Statue, Pre-Order Now Or Else She'll Catch You

    Update: Early bird pricing ends soon

    Update: Early bird pricing on First 4 Figures' Banjo and Kazooie statue ends at 9am BST tomorrow, 16th August. If you've been tempted to pick one of these up, we'd suggest doing so before the prices jump up after that time! Original Article (Wed 27th Jul, 2022 16:30 BST): Known for her devilishly wicked...

    • Banjo Kazooie
    • First 4 Figures
    • Merchandise
    • Rare
  • UK Charts Two Point Campus Sells More On Switch Than Other Consoles Combined

    Meanwhile, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 falls out of the top ten

    Last week saw Xenoblade Chronicles 3 take a tumble from its top spot after a record-breaking opening to fall into the 10th position on the UK charts, and this week has been no easier for Monolith Soft's massive JRPG. Slipping out of the top 10 completely, Xenoblade's departure has left a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK Charts
    • UK
    • Charts
  • News Unlike FIFA, Switch Gamers Are Getting The Newest Mode In NBA 2K23

    Take on 15 of MJ's most iconic moments

    Weeks after EA announced that its next sporting title, FIFA 23, will release as a Legacy Edition on Switch (which lacks multiple features from the other console versions), it is a relief to see that NBA 2K23 is ensuring that its newest game mode, The Jordan Challenge, is coming to Switch (thanks, Eurogamer)...

    • News
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature "I Wanted The Player To Feel Stunned And Powerless" - Death And Memory In Finji's Deckbuilding Timeloop RPG

    Making worlds, characters, and memories in 'I Was a Teenage Exocolonist'

    Revealed for Switch back in July, publisher Finji is bringing Northway Games' I Was a Teenage Exocolonist to Nintendo's console (and others) on 25th August. A narrative RPG with card-based battles, it sees you growing up in an off-world colony, with all the hardship that brings...

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    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Anniversary Impossibly, Sonic Mania Is Now Five Years Old

    Well, that's gone FAST

    It's pretty hard to believe that Sonic Mania is already five years old. It feels like only yesterday that we were getting excited about a return to the classic Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Sonic games of old, and Sega, Christian Whitehead, and everyone involved knocked it out of the park. Sonic Mania was a huge hit, and it...

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  • News Pac-Man World: Re-Pac Frame Rate, Resolution, And File Size For Switch Seemingly Revealed

    A world, reimagined

    With Pac-Man World: Re-Pac out on Switch in a few weeks, Bandai Namco has shared details on how the game will look and run on the Switch! The details for the remake of the 1999 PlayStation platformer Pac-Man World have been detailed on the game's Japanese website (thanks, Nintendo Everything). It's a fairly familiar story for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Pac-Man
  • News Tyranitar Unleashes Its Power In New Pokémon Unite Trailer

    The new Pokémon joins the roster today

    As a part of Pokémon Unite's first anniversary celebrations, we have been progressively seeing more fighters added to the game over the course of two waves (because if the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Courses have taught us anything, it's that Nintendo fans love a wave-release). The latest wave began w

    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
    • Mobile
  • News The Pokémon Company Pledges $25 Million To Help Children's And Social Equity Organisations

    "Create a more equitable, inclusive world"

    The Pokémon Company International has released a statement today with some fantastic news — the company is pledging a minimum of $25 million USD over the course of the next five years to organisations that support social equity and help to improve the lives of children across the world. The company...

    • Pokemon
  • News New 'Lord Of The Rings' Game Project In Development At Wētā Workshop

    In collaboration with Private Division

    Private Division, a publishing arm of Take-Two Interactive, has announced that it has entered into a collaboration with the New Zealand special effects and prop company Wētā Workshop to create a new game set in the world of J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-Earth. It will stand as the first major video game project for...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Lord of the Rings

Sunday14th Aug 2022

  • Review Shin chan: Me And The Professor On Summer Vacation - The Endless Seven-Day Journey - An Irresistible Adventure

    The NeverEnding Story

    If “Kureshin × Bokunatsu” a) makes sense and b) sounds appealing to you, and if c) you haven’t already bought this game in the year since it was released in Japan, then we can keep this review nice and tight: buy this game! For those not residing in that modest nub of the Venn diagram, let’s see if you’ve moved there...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shin-chan
  • News Yooka-Laylee Developer Playtonic Warns Of 'Lil Gator Game' Scam

    "Stay safe everyone"

    The Yooka-Laylee developer and publisher Playtonic Games has issued a warning via social media about a new scam currently doing the rounds - linked to a game it's publishing. It seems "someone" is offering a beta test opportunity for MegaWobble's Lil Gator Game. scheduled to be released on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Nintendo Explains How To Download Paid DLC In New Switch Online + Expansion Pack Guide

    Thanks, Nintendo

    Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out its Switch Online + Expansion Pack service with new DLC content for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and also by bolstering its retro libraries with plenty of classic titles. Knowing this could be a tad overwhelming for some players at this point, it's now uploaded a guide on how...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • DLC
  • News Avatar: The Last Airbender Nintendo Switch Listing Surfaces Online

    A new game could be coming

    Fans of the American anime-style cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender could be getting a new game soon. A listing on Amazon Japan has seemingly revealed an unannounced game titled 'Avatar: The Last Airbender - Quest for Balance'. It's apparently coming to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 according to the website...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point How Were You Introduced To Metroid?

    Lets get this morph ball rollin'

    In case you didn't know, tomorrow (Monday, August 15th) marks the 35th Anniversary of Metroid's NES launch in North America. That's insane, right? 35 years! Do you feel old yet? In the years and decades since its debut in 1987 ('86 in Japan), the Metroid franchise has gone on to become one of Nintendo's tentpole...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
    • Poll
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

    There's something in the wind...

    Hello folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! In last week's edition, we took a look at The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap for the GBA; perhaps one of the most underrated entries to Nintendo's enduring franchise. Japan once again took the lion's share of votes with a whopping 76%. Europe came in...

    • Box Art Brawl
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  • News Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition Team Talks About The Game's Messy Launch

    The result of a "perfect storm" of challenges

    The release of Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition on the Nintendo Switch in June should have been celebrated. Instead, it ended up becoming a living nightmare for the team at Nightdive Studios. In a recent interview with PCGamesN, the company's director of business development, Larry Kuperman, went into...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

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