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  • Feature Remembering Satoru Iwata, Five Years On

    A visionary that shaped a gaming generation

    Five years ago today, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away. We're republishing this obituary from 2015 to pay tribute to the great man. Satoru Iwata passed away on 11th July 2015, at 55 years of age. He was Nintendo's 4th company President, and oversaw a period of extraordinary success and then...

    • Features
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Obituary
  • News Paper Mario: The Origami King Leaked Online Ahead Of Next Week's Release

    How will this unfold?

    Oh no, Paper Mario: The Origami King has been leaked online less than a week out from its official release. This has been confirmed by a well-known dataminer over on Twitter, who is now sifting through the Switch game's files. Gaming Reinvented adds to this - revealing how late-game content is already circulating on the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide How To Fix A Drifting Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

    Fix the Joy-Con's big brother

    If your in-game character is moving when you’re not touching the left stick, or your aiming is slow or limited in one or more directions, you could well be suffering from something called ‘stick drift’ or just ‘drifting’. This is when something’s gone coco in your controller’s analogue stick, and it’s...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Video
    • Features
  • News This Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Just Sold For $114,000

    That's a new world record

    Remember when a super rare sticker sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. on NES sold for $100,150 USD last February? Well, another copy of the exact same game (in a similar condition) has now broken this record - going for the sum of $114,000 USD (this roughly equates to £90,000). That makes this particular copy the most...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • Mario
    • NES
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 11th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another week has passed us by, giving us the very first review score for the upcoming Paper Mario game, as well as not one, but two cases of Animal Crossing fans being left upset over the game's

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News GameStop's Internal Database Lists Multiple New SKUs For Nintendo Switch

    Are announcements on the way?

    As you might have already heard, there have been rumours swirling around the internet for the past week about a possible Nintendo Direct broadcast taking place later this month, on 20th July. It all stems from an insider, who goes by the name Kelios on ResetEra. According to VGC, this user previously leaked accurate...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Random The Pokémon Company Re-Uploads Its Pokémon Unite Videos, And Fans Aren't Happy

    "you don't care about fans"

    Last month, when The Pokémon Company revealed its new online battle game Pokémon Unite, eagle-eyed trainers noticed the Nintendo Switch featured in the promotional trailer was incorrectly mirrored. The Pokémon Company has now addressed this editing error (as can be seen above), but in the process, it's taken down all...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Don't Worry, Crysis Remastered Is Still Coming To Nintendo Switch On July 23rd

    Crisis averted

    Last week, we got our first look at Crysis Remastered. After seeing fans' reactions, Crytek decided to delay the game "by a few weeks" - explaining how it was committed to delivering a high-quality experience, across all platforms. So what's going on with the Switch release now? Well, according to Crytek's official Crysis account on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayFri, 10th Jul 2020

  • News "Inappropriate" Stealth Game Don’t Get Caught Won't Be Coming To Switch After All

    Update: Listing was an "accident" and has been removed by Nintendo

    Update: Ultimate Games have gotten in touch to let us know that Don’t Get Caught will not be released on the eShop, and the listing was an "accident". The listing has since been removed by Nintendo. Original Story [Thu 9th Jul, 2020 15:30 BST]: It's long been said that Nintendo's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.3.1 Patch Notes - The Zen Bridge Glitch Has Been Fixed

    And various other issues have been addressed

    A week after the release of wave one summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo has released version 1.3.1. Most importantly, it resolves the glitch that was preventing players from walking over their zen bridges on the third tier of their island. Yay! It also fixes a number of issues...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Version 1.1.2 Is Now Live

    Update: English patch notes now available

    It's now been just over a month since Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was released on the Switch. At launch, it received two updates - containing a lot of fixes, and now, version 1.1.2 has been rolled out. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page: Ver. 1.1.2...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Update
  • Quiz Can You Match These Links To The Zelda Game They're From?

    Links between worlds

    The main hero of the the Legend of Zelda series has appeared in multiple different forms over the years. Cute and cartoon-y, dark and gritty, realistic or impressionistic, but nearly always garbed in green, Link (or whatever you chose to name him in your save file) is always ready with the Master Sword in hand to fight the...

    • Quizzes
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Nintendo Treehouse Live Airs Today With Reveal Of New WayForward Game

    Plus Paper Mario footage

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be broadcasting a Treehouse Live event on Friday 10th July (that's today!) which will include gameplay footage of Paper Mario: The Origami King. You can watch it live right here. The event will also give us the first reveal of "a title in a franchise new to developer WayForward," which is...

    • Treehouse Live
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Watch Nintendo Treehouse: Live - July 2020

    Paper Mario and...?

    E3 may well have been cancelled this year, but that doesn't mean we can't have some lovely Nintendo Treehouse Live footage to enjoy. Nintendo has said that today's digital event will include gameplay footage of Paper Mario: The Origami King as well as the reveal of a brand new third-party game from developer WayForward. It all...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Treehouse
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Nintendo Of America Originally Wanted Pikachu To Be "A Tiger With Huge Breasts"

    Pika-who?!

    This little fella could have looked very different It's hard to imagine a world without Pikachu in it at this point - the cuddly little critter has been an ever-present star for both The Pokémon Company and Nintendo since the late '90s - but its design could have been significantly different here in the west if Nintendo of America had...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Pikachu
  • Reminder Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Second Fishing Tourney Kicks Off Tomorrow

    Earn yourself some nice rewards

    As a quick reminder for any keen Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, the next fishing tourney event takes place tomorrow on Saturday, 11th July. If you took part in New Horizons' first fishing tourney on Saturday 11th April, you'll be pretty clued up on how it all works, but let us go over a few things here just...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • Rumour Is A Tomb Raider Collection Coming To Nintendo Switch?

    We've missed you, Lara

    The Nintendo Switch already has a lot of big-name video game franchises, but one that's still not graced the beloved hybrid system is the legendary Tomb Raider series starring the one and only Lara Croft. This might be about to change, though. You see, the website Game Rant has shared promotional artwork for a title known as...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Tomb Raider
  • News WayForward's New Switch Game Is Bakugan Champions Of Vestroia, Coming In November

    A Switch exclusive

    If you tuned in to the 30-minute Nintendo Treehouse July 2020 presentation earlier, you may have been eagersee more of the imminently-releasing Paper Mario: The Origami King, which was the main focus of the broadcast. However, yesterday Nintendo teased an announcement of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WayForward
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 - Another Faithful Tribute To The Classic 2D Castlevanias

    A classic Castlevania by any other name

    During the 2015 Kickstarter campaign for Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, one of the reward tiers promised a retro-styled prequel minigame. Nobody really knew what to expect at the time, but three years later it resulted in Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. Developed by Inti...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Bloodstained
  • News Dead Cells' Glorious Prisoner's Edition To Launch In August With All DLC On The Cart

    A welcome update

    Update: Signature Edition Games has revealed that the lovely Prisoner's Edition of Dead Cells will now feature the Bad Seed DLC - and the Rise of the Giant DLC - on the cart, and has also provided a new release date. Originally, the Bad Seed DLC was planned to be included as a digital download code, but following "unprecedented...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Only 7 Copies Of This 'Super Secret' Pokémon Card Exist, And One Just Sold For A Record-Breaking Sum

    In mint condition, too!

    A super-rare Pokémon card has just been sold at auction, causing quite the stir in the world of collecting thanks to its near-legendary status and eye-watering price point. The 'Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Hologram' card shown before you is one of the most sought-after cards in the entire Pokémon...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News WayForward Confirms River City Girls Will Be Returning To The Streets

    "stay tuned for updates in the future"

    One of the beat 'em up highlights last year was River City Girls by WayForward. It put a fun twist on the classic Kunio-kun series - requiring Misako and Kyoko to fight their way across the city in order to rescue their boyfriends Kunio and Riki. During this week's Limited Run Games 'LRG3' livestream, it was...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • WayForward
    • River City Girls
    • Kunio-kun
  • News Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town Is Out Today In Europe, Here's The Launch Trailer

    Available at retail and on the eShop

    Today's the day, folks - Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town is out today on Nintendo Switch in Europe and Australia. Marvelous Europe has shared a new launch trailer to keep the hype going (see above) and you'll find the game waiting for you at select retailers or on the Nintendo Switch eShop for £42.99...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Superhot: Mind Control Delete Will Come To Nintendo Switch, Eventually

    "Before we port, we must finish the game on Steam first"

    The team behind the excellent slow-motion shooter Superhot has just announced a sequel of sorts. Superhot: Mind Control Delete is due to hit PC, PS4 and Xbox One on July 16th – and it's also coming to Switch, in the fullness of time. Originally intended as free DLC, Superhot: Mind Control...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Superhot
  • News Inti Creates Is Adding A Boss Rush Mode To Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2

    Update arrives next week

    Inti Creates has announced it will launch version 1.0.2 of its latest release Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 on 16th July. That's next week! This update will contain a brand new boss rush mode, along with various bug fixes. Below are some additional details, along with the trailer: Ver.1.2.0 (Update on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News You Can Now Battle Team Rocket's Jessie And James In Pokémon GO

    Find 'em while you can!

    Jessie and James, the most iconic members of the dastardly Team Rocket, have made their way into Pokémon GO. For a limited time, you can take them on in battle and pick up some sweet goodies. This week, Team Rocket hot air balloons have been doing the rounds in Pokémon GO as a way for players to battle the pesky bad guys...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile

Thursday9th Jul 2020

  • News What Comes After Switch? Nintendo Discusses Plans For Future Game Consoles

    Could we get a Switch 2?

    The Switch has been on the market for just over three years at this point, and while it still has a good few years of life left in it, Nintendo will no doubt have half an eye on the future. We already know about Sony and Microsoft's plans for the next-generation, but what will Nintendo do when the time comes to move on from...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Atlus Says Persona 5 Scramble's Sales Exceeded Its Expectations

    Still no word on localisation

    Ever since Joker joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, there have been calls for Atlus to release the mainline Persona series on the Nintendo Switch. While there's still no sign of it happening, the spin-off Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has already made its way across to the hybrid system in Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Persona
    • Japan
  • News Swery Says He Will 'Fight With The Producer' To Work On Deadly Premonition 2's Awful Frame Rate

    Update: And Jim Sterling clarifies statement

    Update: Game director and writer Hidetaka Suehiro, known as Swery, has commented on Deadly Premonition 2's frame rate situation in a live stream. Here's what he had to say, via a translator: "There will not be a patch released in time for the release date, but Swery's going to take everyone's opinions...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Story of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town - Will Fill That Post-Animal Crossing Hole In Your Life

    Old friends, new console

    Nearly two decades ago, the Nintendo fanbase was graced with Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, the first entry in the series for the Game Boy Advance. Offering up a low-key and easily accessible gateway into the farm sim genre, it quickly garnered a following and earned itself the reputation of being one of the better...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Every Nintendo Switch Physical Release Announced During Limited Run Games' Livestream

    Castlevania, Bug Fables and more

    Limited Run Games today revealed more than 30 physical games during its LRG3 livestream. Many of these are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, so we've rounded them all up into a single post. Enjoy! Shantae - Pre-orders open this September You asked for it, you got it! The original GBC Shantae will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Looks Like We're Finally Getting A New Zoids Game In The West

    Update: Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed arrives this October

    Update: Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is a brand new Zoids video game which "combines simple and intuitive 3D combat with spectacular, anime graphics" and is releasing exclusively to Switch on October 16th 2020. Here's some PR: In Zoids WIld: Blast Unleashed players will let loose the wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zoids
  • Nintendo Download 9th July (North America)

    CrossCode, Deadly Premonition 2 and Bloodstained 2!

    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! Nintendo Switch: Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Feature Which 1080p Portable Monitor Is Right For Your Nintendo Switch?

    Looking for a middle ground between handheld and TV?

    The highly portable nature of the Switch makes it a great system for those who are on the road a lot – not just because you can use the console's built-in 720p display for mobile gaming, but because it's also easy to carry around a second, external screen which bridges the gap between the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News WayForward Is Releasing Two Classic Shantae Games On The Nintendo Switch

    And one is returning to GBC

    If you've been wanting to relive some of the half-genie hero's earlier adventures on your Nintendo Switch, we've got some exciting news to share. WayForward has announced it will be bringing Shantae and Shantae: Risky's Revenge to the system. Pre-orders for the original game on Switch (both physically and digitally) will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
    • Game Boy Color
  • News Here Are Japan's Top Ten Best-Selling Games Of 2020 So Far

    And hardware sales, too

    With June now well and truly behind us, we find ourselves in the second half of 2020. In that time, we might not have had quite as many top tier Nintendo releases as we might have expected, but the Switch continues to sell well and one title in particular has been smashing records all over the place. Newly compiled data from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
    • Japan
  • News Konami's Seminal Shooter Gradius Blasts Off On Switch Today

    Shoot the core!

    Alongside the likes of Space Invaders and R-Type, Konami's Gradius is considered to be one of the most influential shmups of all time. Released in arcades in 1985, it introduced the world to the notion of the 'weapon bar', a feature which allowed players to tactically upgrade their Vic Viper ship. Gradius has since inspired multiple...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Konami
  • Video Paper Mario: The Origami King Gets A New Commercial

    'Join the Adventure'

    A new commercial for Paper Mario: The Origami King has popped up on YouTube, and you can check it out for yourself above. Called 'Join the Adventure', the 30-second advert shows off plenty of the locations you'll be exploring in the game and also teases us with quick looks at some of the battles you'll be taking part in - did...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Video
  • News Nintendo Kicks Off Weekly 'Double Gold Points' Promotion (Europe)

    Earn back 10% of your purchase

    Nintendo of Europe has kickstarted a new initiative which will let fans earn double the normal amount of Gold Points on qualifying purchases this summer. As you may know, buying games from the Nintendo Switch eShop earns you Gold Points which can then be spent on future purchases. You'd usually earn 5% of your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Elden: Path Of The Forgotten Brings "Brutal, Technical Combat" To Switch Today

    With a nice sprinkle of horror thrown in

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Elden: Path of The Forgotten, a retro-inspired action-adventure game that could well be worth your time. It has you guiding the titular Elden on a mission across a blighted land to save their mother from ancient horrors. Promising "brutal, technical combat", the game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News After 27 Years, Amiga Shmup 1993 Shenandoah Finally Launches On Switch

    Good things come to those who wait

    We love a good shmup here at Nintendo Life towers and the Switch is home to some of the finest examples of the genre known to mankind. We've seen some big names like Ikaruga, R-Type Dimensions EX and SEGA AGES Thunder Force IV make the jump over to the Switch over

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing Still Reigns Supreme As Nintendo Takes Nine Of Top Ten

    Catherine: Full Body enters in ninth

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 29th June - 5th July, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the very top of the table. The game sold an estimated 53.506 physical copies in the region this week, comfortably distancing itself from the closest competition as it has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • Nintendo Download 9th July (Europe)

    Superliminal! Catherine! Bloodstained!

    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: Catherine: Full Body (SEGA, 7th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Scratch That 8-Bit Itch With Panzer Paladin, Side-Scrolling Onto Switch This Month

    Use your enemies' weapons against them

    Tribute Games has revealed that Panzer Paladin will be bringing its retro-inspired platforming action to Switch on 21st July. The game has you piloting your very own Paladin power armour to fight off giant demons and use their own weapons against them. There's a core swordplay mechanic present throughout, and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sony's Investment In Fortnite Creator Epic Won't Impact Its Titles On Other Systems

    Sony's $250 million gets it 1.4% of Epic

    In case you missed it, Sony just pumped a whopping $250 million into Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite and the popular Unreal Engine. Sony is acquiring a 1.4% stake in Epic, to be precise, which means the deal values Epic at $17.86 billion. The move makes Sony a minority shareholder in the firm, which...

    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Sony
  • News The ESA Reminds Us That E3 Will Return

    The show must go on

    E3 might have been cancelled this year due to the global pandemic, but that doesn't mean it won't be making a return. A fresh new tweet from the official expo account has reminded followers that the convention still exists "thanks to video games" and that it will be back. There's also a short promotional video attached, take a...

    • E3
    • Industry
  • News Giraffe And Annika Promises A "Magical, Mystery-Filled Adventure" On Switch Next Month

    Check out the new trailer

    NIS America has shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming Giraffe and Annika, set to launch on Switch on 28th August. The video gives us a chance to check out a few of the locals and learn the basics of exploring Spica, the island on which the game is set. If you're unaware, players will follow the story of Annika, a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

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