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TodayFri, 19th Jul 2019

  • Hardware Review The EON Super 64 Gives Your N64 HDMI Output, But Is It Really Worth $150?

    Plug-and-play HD for your Nintendo 64

    We're big fans of EON here at Nintendo Life. The company has already produced some amazing GameCube HDMI adapters in the form of the GCHD and GCHD Mk II, both of which harness the console's digital output to give a crisp picture without the need for pesky internal modification. However, for its next trick, EON...

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Retro
    • N64
  • News Taito's The Ninja Saviors Will Release The (Ninja) Warrior Within On Switch This August

    The warriors are back

    If you were a fan of Taito's arcade classic The Ninja Warriors then you are in for a treat, as it's getting a reboot under the name of The Ninja Saviors - Return of the Warriors, which we can now reveal is headed to the Switch on 30th August. Let's find out a bit more from publisher ININ Games: In THE NINJA SAVIORS –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Super Mega Baseball 2 Aims For A Home Run On Switch Next Week

    Batter up!

    If you've been clamouring for a bit of baseball action on your Switch then you'll no doubt welcome the news that Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition is set to slide on to the Switch next week on 25th July for $29.99. The Ultimate Edition on the Switch includes the complete set of Super Mega Baseball 2 content, fully-featured online...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Japanese Celebs To Show Off Their Virus-Busting Skills In The Dr. Mario World Championship

    Pill-popping fun

    Are you enjoying playing Dr. Mario World on your smartphone? If you consider yourself to be a bit of a virus-busting addict, then it might interest you to know that on 26th July at 8pm Japanese time, LINE will broadcasting the Dr. Mario World Virus Repel Championship, which sounds like a whole heap of fun to us. This tournament...

    • Japan
    • Dr Mario
    • Mobile
  • News Don't Expect Netflix's Witcher Show To Copy The Video Games

    "They went one direction, we actually get to go another"

    As Netflix releases more and more cast photos from its upcoming Witcher show, a pattern has begun to emerge. Long-time fans of the video game series – which, like the show, is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski's popular line of fantasy novels and is coming to Switch this year in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Netflix
    • Witcher
  • News Datamine Reveals New Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters

    Spoilers contained within

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has barely touched store shelves, but we've already got our first leaked list of characters – and it goes without saying that if you want to avoid spoilers, you should navigate away from this page as quickly as possible. In fact, why did you even click the link? Dataminer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Datamine
  • Reminder The Final Splatoon 2 Splatfest Is Now Underway

    Fight for order or chaos!

    Quickly, drop whatever else it is you're currently playing and join in on the final Splatoon 2 Splatfest. In the "Splatocalypse" you'll have to side with either Team Chaos (Pearl) or Team Order (Marina) to decide once and for all who reigns supreme. After you've picked a team, you can then participate in this 72-hour event...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
  • News Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Receives A Day One Patch

    Adds online multiplayer and resolves a few bugs

    The latest Nintendo exclusive Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order has received a day one patch. According to Nintendo's Japanese website, Version 1.0.1 adds support for Online Multiplayer, a DLC Menu and bonus costumes which are obtainable by purchasing the game's Expansion Pass. It also fixes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
  • News Dr. Mario World Surpassed Five Million Downloads In Its First Seven Days

    Making the big bucks

    Last weekend, we heard how Dr. Mario World had been downloaded two million times in its first 72 hours of availability. Now, according to even more Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, it's been confirmed the game ended up surpassing five million downloads in its first week. This makes Dr. Mario World Nintendo's fourth-biggest...

    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario
  • News US Law Firm Opens "Switch Joy-Con Drift" Class Action Investigation

    Calling on users experiencing issues

    Anger over Joy-Con drifting issues appears to have finally boiled over, with a US law firm reportedly preparing to file a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo. Details about this come straight from Chimicles, Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith – the firm currently looking into the possibility of a such a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Joy-Con
    • North America
    • Legal
  • News Sega Reveals Development Of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD Is 70% Complete

    Rolling on

    After months of trademarks and classifications, earlier this week Sega finally confirmed a high-definition version of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz was on its way to the Nintendo Switch. So, just how far into development is Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD? It's reportedly 70% complete. The game is due out on 29th October, so we're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Monkey Ball
    • Sega
  • Poll Have Your Joy-Con Been Drifting?

    We want to know

    Recently, there has been much discussion online about "drifting" Joy-Con. It's been an ongoing issue since the release of the Switch and one we've addressed here on Nintendo Life on a number of occasions. We've even gone to the extent of publishing a step-by-step guide and releasing a video about how to resolve this problem. Still,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Polls
    • Joy-Con
  • News Loki, Cyclops And Colossus Join Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

    Yeeesss!

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is now available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch. To celebrate launch day, the Marvel Games panel at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con has revealed new information about the additional characters coming to the game. The brother, enemy, and antihero Loki is joining the alliance on day one and this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Marvel
  • Review Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Arcade Brawling Is Back, Baby

    Hero syndrome

    For years - ten of them, to be exact - the Marvel Ultimate Alliance games have retreated into the kind of obscurity only wistful nostalgia can occasionally dispel. They weren’t particularly outstanding games, but they were packed full of characters, lore, and storylines pulled straight out of Marvel’s vast archive. This was back...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

YesterdayThu, 18th Jul 2019

  • News There Are Now More Than 100 Switch Joy-Con Colour Combinations

    Mix and match

    Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone when it revealed two new sets of Joy-Con would be arriving on 4th October. There's blue and neon yellow or neon purple and neon orange to select from. If you've gone to great lengths to collect every single coloured Joy-Con so far and are wondering how many combinations there now are if you mix...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
  • Random Everyone On This Southwest Flight Got A Nintendo Switch For Free

    Lucky sods

    A Nintendo Switch can easily be your best friend if you have to hop on one of those aeroplanes people use to travel long distances through the air, as we're no doubt so many of you reading already know first-hand. But what if you don't own one? How are you supposed to enjoy the benefits of playing DOOM at 33,000 feet on a 7W beast of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
    • Mario Maker
    • Super Mario Maker
  • News Preorder Luigi's Mansion 3 And Grab A Ghoulish Glow In The Dark Steelbook

    Only in Australia

    Luigi's Mansion 3 went a little bit from somewhat interesting to looking like an absolute must-have so quickly we nearly got collective whiplash. The only thing that could make the game even more enticing would be something like a glow in the dark steelbook to store it in. Well that feverish dream of man has come true for those in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigi's Mansion
  • News Bandai Namco Is Releasing A Free Lite Version Of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 On Switch

    But it's for a limited-time only

    Bandai Namco has revealed it will be releasing a free-to-play version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on the Switch eShop this summer. This Lite version was previously made available to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners back in March. Unfortunately, it will only be playable for a limited time. Still, it's a good chance...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Dragon Ball
  • Video The Tiny Graphical Glitch We Can't Unsee In Super Mario Maker 2

    A very minor issue

    While there are a number of glitches that have already been discovered in Super Mario Maker 2, our lovely senior video producer Alex Olney has seemingly stumbled across another one. This is a very subtle graphical glitch that won't impact your gameplay experience. If you're using the New Super Mario Bros. U ground theme, look...

    • Video
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 18th July (Europe)

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3! Redeemer! Other Things!

    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 - New Releases: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 18th July (North America)

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Etherborn and erm Tarot Readings

    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: Marvel Ultimate Alliance...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Splatoon Producer Hasn't Thought About The Future Of The Series Just Yet

    "we’ll think of them after everything is over"

    After two years, Splatoon 2's development appears to be winding down. It has received an expansion and this weekend Nintendo is hosting the final Splatfest. After this, though, future support will be limited to balance adjustments and monthly league matches. So, what's next for the Inkling and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Nintendo
    • Hisashi Nogami
  • Gallery Gorge Your Face On These Images Of The First Evercade Prototype

    Retro ridiculous

    The Evercade is promising that ever-so niche but ever-so dedicated market of retro-leaning types who want more and more ways to play their old games rather than just firing up the consoles for which they were made something rather special. Unique multi-carts of games from proper publishers, which is certainly a bold idea, and one...

    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • Review Etherborn - A Work Of Art Hampered By Its Own Brilliance

    Super Malevich Galaxy

    At its core, the game is a puzzle platformer in which the central aim is straightforward: reach the end of each stage by activating various switches and avoiding dangerous obstacles along the way. Naturally though, it isn’t quite as simple as that, and that’s because of Etherborn’s other central mechanic: your ability to...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Etherborn
  • Japanese Charts Super Mario Maker 2 Stays In Top Spot, As Switch Sales Slightly Drop

    God Eater 3 debuts in second place

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 8th - 14th July. Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to hold onto the top spot, making this its third consecutive week in first! The game managed to shift another 54,720 copies, with sales now surpassing the 300,000 mark. Bandai Namco's God Eater 3 was the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Video Daemon X Machina Has A New Japanese Trailer For You To Gawk At

    Explosions and weapons and mechs, oh my!

    Daemon X Machina may have been a tad underwhelming to some in its Prototype Demo form, but developer Marvellous has been taking feedback seriously it seems, and every new trailer we see only makes the game look better and better. That's no exception for this latest trailer either, from Marvellous' official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
  • News Doug Bowser Says Nintendo Is "Closely Watching" Streaming Technologies

    Could it be the future of gaming?

    Streaming is being promoted by companies such as Google as the next big thing within the video game industry. The search-engine giant wants to make high-end gaming accessible across multiple devices and remove the current technical barriers and limitations in place with its new Stadia platform. So, what does...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Doug Bowser
  • News Sega Ages Columns II "Coming Soon" To The Switch eShop In Japan

    Includes the original game

    Following on from the local release of Wonder Boy: Monster Land and Virtua Racing, Sega has now revealed the next AGES on the way is Columns II: The Voyage Through Time. This classic puzzle game is priced at 999 yen and is "coming soon" to the Japanese Switch eShop. The game features an arcade mode, featuring two game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega Ages
    • Sega
  • News After An Uphill Struggle, Descenders On Switch Is On The Home Stretch

    Still hazy with the release date, though

    Descenders, the downhill mountain bike racer, has been on our radar for nearly two years now. We first reported on the game coming to Switch way back in July 2017. Later in August publisher No More Robots told us the

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Descenders
  • News Kumo Is Hoping To Bring A Journey-Like Atmospheric Story To Switch Next Year

    Head in the clouds

    Have you ever wished that you could play PlayStation exclusive Journey on the Switch? Well that's probably never going to happen, but Kumo might be the next best thing if solo developer Benjamin Gregg gets his way. He's been working on this game for over 18 months now and you'll soon be able to back it on Kickstarter for a Switch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Slap On Your Trucker Hat For FIA European Truck Racing Championship Coming In August

    Haul something to Lollapalooza

    As realistic as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe isn't, there's definitely still scope for more true-to-life racing games on Nintendo's hybrid beastie. That's no doubt the exact thought process going through the minds of BIGBEN and N-Racing as they've announced that their latest internal combustion engine simulator FIA European...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday17th Jul 2019

  • News New Standard Nintendo Switch Revision Offers Significantly Improved Battery Life

    Appears cosmetically identical to the current model

    A new revision of the standard Switch SKU is being shown on Nintendo's Japanese website and its American counterpart. Not to be confused with the Nintendo Switch Lite, this hardware variation would appear to rejig some of the consoles innards for better battery performance. Available in mid-August...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • News 'Nintendo Switch Do' Trademark Spotted On Official Document

    Just Do it

    Nintendo has applied for and been granted the trademark for 'Nintendo Switch Do', according to an official document that has surfaced in Israel. Dutch website Let's Go Digital caught wind of the filing at the Israel Patent Office and has set minds racing as to what it could refer to. As you can see yourself by examining the document...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder The Rewind Feature Is Now Live For Nintendo Switch Online NES Games

    Plus an SP version of Mighty Bomb Jack

    Update: You can now download the version 3.0.0 update for the Nintendo Switch Online NES game portal that introduces a handy rewind feature enabling you to pause the action and skip back just as you would while watching something on Netflix (check out the trailer below). Donkey Kong 3 and Wrecking Crew are also...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • NES
  • News Nintendo Announces New Joy-Con Colours Coming In October

    Captain Rainbow

    Nintendo of America has tweeted announcing that a selection of new mixed-hue Joy-Con pairs are releasing on 4th October. One set will come in a fetching Blue and Neon Yellow combo (for the left and right Joy-Con respectively), but the one we're really excited for is the Neon Purple and Neon Orange pair. As you can see above, they're...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Joy-Con
  • Video 25 Wonderful Switch Games Yet To Come In 2019 And Beyond

    A laundry list of loveliness

    Unlike the Wii U days, it's hard to keep track of all the delicious vittles that are coming in the form of games for the Nintendo Switch. Naturally we remember some of the bigger names, but it's just too damned many to be able to recall completely without a spreadsheet and a very dull Saturday night. Well lucky for you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • Gallery Prepare For Zelda: Link's Awakening With Character Profiles And Art

    Cuteness factor 10, Mr. Sulu

    Over the past few days Nintendo has been releasing mini character profiles and locale information over social media to introduce new players to the people they'll meet when they wash up on Koholint Island on 20th September when The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening arrives on Switch. We've collected together the images...

    • Gallery
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Link's Awakening
  • News Nintendo Inexplicably Deletes Popular Mario Maker Streamer's Level

    A little bit of history repeating

    GrandPOObear - popular Mario Maker level creator ever since the original game and general Mario speedrunner extraordinaire - has once again felt the pointy end of Nintendo's moderation stick and had one of his levels for Super Mario Maker 2 deleted for unknown reasons. The streamer (real name David Hunt) has had...

    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Nintendo
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3 Will Officially Haunt Your Switch This October

    A no-brainer, really

    In a spate of mini-announcements on its Twitter feed, Nintendo of America has confirmed the release date of Luigi's Mansion 3: Thursday 31st October 2019. Yes, the game is releasing just in time for Halloween, so you'll be able to team up with Gooigi for some trick or treatin' this year. To be honest, we're a little surprised...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Random Super Mario Maker 2 Player Recreates The "Worst Ever" Level 1-1

    Can you make it to the end?

    This was as far as we got... A Super Mario Maker 2 player who goes by the name 'YTSunny' on YouTube, has created the "worst ever" version of the first level in the original Super Mario Bros. game on the NES. This recreation of Level 1-1 comes with a tiny twist. While it mimics the exact layout of the original, it's...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Review God Eater 3 - A Great Port Of A Fine Monster Hunter Alternative

    Aragami killer

    While simply describing God Eater 3 as a Monster Hunter clone might be a little disingenuous, it does comfortably sum up the core tenets of its gameplay. Much like Capcom’s seminal slaying series, you’ll explore pre-defined areas and face off against monsters of varying sizes. You’ll hack off body parts and use the resources you...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • God Eater 3
  • News Crash Team Racing Online Leaderboards Reveal The Amount Of Connected Players Per Platform

    Switch is in third place

    We've been hearing each week how well Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been performing in the charts, but Activision and Beenox haven't actually released any sales figures yet. This live service racing game is obviously doing well, though, if its online leaderboards are anything to go by. Below is the minimum number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete Launches On 30th July

    And it includes all of the DLC

    In May, it was discovered Natsume would be releasing a complete version of Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition. This game was originally released last year and outperformed Natsume's expectations. Now, the worldwide publisher and developer, has announced Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition Complete...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Natsume
    • Harvest Moon
  • News Polymega TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Module Includes Five Pack-In Games

    Moto Roader! Double Dungeons! Shockman!

    It's been announced that the TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine module (or the EM04 “Turbo” Element Module Set to give its full title) for the upcoming modular retro console Polymega will include five licensed pack-in games playable from the module itself. The five bonus titles are Moto Roader (NA and JP versions),...

    • Polymega
    • Retro
    • Hardware
    • PC Engine
  • Video Geeking Out Over Super Rare Games Physical Switch Releases

    Limited edition delights

    Remember when every video games came with a manual? Remember when they sometimes came with extra goodies, like those trading cards you found in your GBA copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 that you didn't know what to do with? Those were the good old' days, weren't they? While most companies nowadays tend to pass on putting extra...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Rare Games
  • News Battle Brexit On Switch With Not Tonight: Take Back Control Edition

    Politics and video games - what a combo!

    Tired of politics invading every waking moment with its droning idiocy and vexing portmaneaus? Best click away to look at some new Joy-Con colours or find out the release date of Luigi's Mansion 3, then.

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Not Tonight: Tack Back Control Edition
  • News Rocket League's Radical Summer Event Celebrates '80s Television Next Week

    K.I.T.T. reporting for duty

    The Rocket League Radical Summer event moves onto its third and final phase next week. This '80s television-themed event will run from 22nd July until 12th August. It adds a new Premium DLC Car Pack featuring Knight Rider, brand new event items and a limited-time mode. Here's a rundown of what you can expect: Knight...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Jupiter Is Releasing Picross Lord Of The Nazarick On The Japanese Switch eShop Next Week

    Solve more than 500 puzzles

    The picross expert Jupiter has announced a new game coming to the Japanese eShop next week. It's another picross title based on the novel/anime series, Overlord. Picross Lord of the Nazarick livens up the standard picross experience we've grown accustomed to by featuring characters and a story based on the Overlord...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Yuzo Koshiro Confirmed For Streets of Rage 4 Soundtrack

    Alongside other VGM legends

    A new video put out by French developer Dotemu has confirmed that legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro - the man behind the original games' soundtracks as well as a host of other classics from ActRaiser to Ys to The Revenge of Shinobi - is returning to the Streets of Rage series to work on the music for Streets of Rage 4. A...

    • Streets of Rage
    • Yuzo Koshiro
    • Lizardcube
    • DotEmu
  • News Train Up In This Weekend's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Event

    Starts this Friday

    Later this week on 19th July, Nintendo is hosting a summer training spirit event in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The event will run for a total of three days and during this period you'll be able to get triple the number of spirit points. As you can see, you'll be able to get hold of spirits such as Miles "Tails" Prower from Sonic...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Brawlhalla’s Annual Heatwave Event Adds New And Old Summer-Themed Skins

    Summer fun

    Ubisoft's free-to-play arena fighter Brawlhalla begins its 2019 Heatwave Event on 17th July (aka. later today). It runs until 7th August and adds new and old summer-themed skins and items. In saying this, it's the first time Switch owners will be able to participate in this annual event, so technically everything is new. Here's exactly...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft

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