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  • Random Someone Made A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Version Of Google Maps Street View

    Revisit your favourite locations in Hyrule

    Have you been wanting to return to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to revisit all of the famous landmarks and locations in the game, but just don't have the time? Well, there's now a new way to travel about the land of Hyrule, and you don't even have to boot up your own copy of the game. Fan,...

    • Random
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Unlock A Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Theme In Tetris 99's 23rd Maximus Cup

    Take flight later this week

    To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Switch last month, Nintendo will be hosting its 23rd Maximus Cup in the battle royale game Tetris 99 later this week. If you participate in this event, you'll have the chance to earn a special in-game theme based on Skyward Sword. It even comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Tetris 99
  • Random Square Enix Almost Made Its Final Fantasy X Protagonist A Plumber

    Hear that, Mario?

    Nintendo's Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. This might have been different though, had Square Enix gone ahead with its initial plans for Final Fantasy X. Speaking to Famitsu, the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima, mentioned how the original...

    • Random
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Super Mario
  • News Former Nintendo Of America President Reveals His New Book

    Pre-order now

    Update [Tue 3rd Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: Pre-orders for Reggie's book have now gone live on Amazon. A hard cover version will set you back $27.99 USD and the Kindle version is priced at $14.99 USD. The current release date is still 24th May 2022. Original article [Sat 17th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: In April 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped...

    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Book

YesterdayMon, 2nd Aug 2021

  • News Narrative Adventure 'Where The Water Tastes Like Wine' Is Getting A Physical Edition With Tarot Cards

    Does not include water or wine

    Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is a narrative adventure that's partly about trekking across America, partly about the rich tradition of oral storytelling, and partly about what it means to live in a place that calls itself a melting pot in an era where many people aren't even invited to get in the pot. Developer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
  • News COVID Delays Doki Doki Literature Club Physical Release

    "Unforeseen delays with manufacturing and shipping"

    Although Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! has been out digitally on Switch since the end of June, people who are waiting on the physical edition to play the game are going to have to wait just a little longer to woo the ladies of the literature club. Publisher Serenity Forge posted a statement...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
    • Delays
  • Random 1990 Preview Of Sonic The Hedgehog Featured A Quirky Unused Enemy

    Even Yuki Naka thinks it's a mystery

    As the topic of game conservation remains relevant, so does retaining copies of games media such as manuals and magazines. Just recently @VGDensetsu shared an archive of a 1990 issue of Famitsu magazine, discovering some intriguing screenshots of an early preview build of Sonic the Hedgehog. Yuji Naka, such a...

    • Sonic 30th
    • Retro
  • News Sneak Peek At New Among Us Content Shows Big Yellow Rock

    Or maybe it's a chicken nugget

    Among Us is getting another content update, and this next one is big. Well, it looks big. Or maybe it's just close to the camera. It's not clear what it is. Or what it's doing. All we know is what's in the image: A lil Among Us crewmate (Cyan, for reference) reacting with fear/surprise/excitement to the presence of...

    • Among Us
    • Updates
  • Soapbox A Strange Desire For Switch Sports And A Return To Wii's Wuhu Island

    Yes, including the cycling

    The Wii, the Revolution, the era of motion controls, bathroom scales as peripherals and fun for all. It can be a bit of a trendy thing to tease the Wii, as if its concept of introducing new control schemes and luring traditional 'non-gamers' into being gamers was somehow bad - well, it was actually brilliant. Sure, the Wii...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii Sports Resort
  • News Nintendo And Lunchables Are Giving Away Nintendo Switch Prize Packs (US)

    Including a mystery $1,000 bundle

    Remember last year when Nintendo teamed up with Lunchables to give away Switch consoles to lucky winners? Well, the partnership's making a comeback this year with more exciting prizes to be won. From now up until 30th September, you'll spot QR codes on specially marked Lunchables products that'll take you to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News UK Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Stays Second, NEO: TWEWY Debuts In Tenth

    NEO: The World Ends With You sells best on Switch

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 31st July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is still serving as Nintendo's best-selling title in the country. The game has managed to stay in second spot for a second week in a row, with F1 2021 also keeping hold of its first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News After Months Of Silence, Polymega Insists Pre-Orders Are Shipping Soon

    September 12th is the new launch date

    The Polymega is a remarkable system capable of running original software for consoles such as the SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine and even Sega Saturn – but while the unit itself lives up to its potential, creator Playmaji has had something of a nightmare when it comes to actually getting it into the hands of...

    • Polymega
    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • News UK Pokémon Fans Can Now Stream Episodes On BBC iPlayer

    TV series and films now live

    Pokémon fans living in the UK can now stream episodes of the series' anime on BBC iPlayer, as the franchise appears on the streaming service for the very first time. The show's tenth and eleventh seasons, both set in the Sinnoh region as Ash joins Brock and Dawn for all sorts of Pokémon adventures, are available to...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • UK
  • Feature The History Of Streets Of Rage

    Mmm... trashcan chicken

    This feature originally graced your screens on 25th December 2019, republished today to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Streets of Rage. For a lot of us more ‘seasoned’ gamers, the announcement of Streets of Rage 4 brought a tear to the eye. The original Mega Drive/Genesis Streets of Rage trilogy holds a special place...

    • Feature
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Drive
    • Streets of Rage
    • Best of 2019
  • News Here's A Closer Look At New Pokémon Snap's Brand New Courses

    Including the shrinking Secret Side Path

    New Pokémon Snap's getting some welcome new content this week, and thanks to several new clips that have appeared online, we can now get a closer look at the new courses we'll be exploring. As detailed last week, an update will go live for the game tomorrow, 3rd August for those of you in North America, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • Feature Zooming Through Sonic Colors: Ultimate And Getting The Switch Lowdown

    Sonic customisation, the new Wisp and that Switch framerate

    SEGA has had various events and tie-ins to celebrate 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, but the big event from a gaming perspective is the upcoming Sonic Colors: Ultimate, which will see the previous Wii-exclusive come to various platforms including, of course, the Nintendo Switch. We were...

    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Interview
    • Sonic 30th
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Fortnite's Rift Tour Musical Experience Will Star Ariana Grande

    Update: Epic shares the deets

    Update: Epic Games has now confirmed that the record-breaking superstar starring as part of the Rift Tour is Ariana Grande. "Ensuring that fans around the world can catch the Rift Tour, the experience spans five showtimes over three days. We recommend fans arrive in Fortnite 60 minutes before showtime, and the Rift...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • Mini Review Trigger Witch - Guns And Witchcraft Of A Different Type

    Fly me to the moon

    Ever found yourself wishing that games like The Legend of Zelda featured a boatload of badass guns in addition to its staple Master Sword? Well, no, neither have we, if we're being honest. But there's clearly a market for such a game, as eastasiasoft's Trigger Witch proves. Part adventure RPG, part twin-stick shooter, this...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dispatch Games To Send Digital Codes As Customers Await Delayed Physical Orders

    Update: Game Paradise code release delayed

    Update [Mon 2nd Aug, 2021 12:40 BST]: Dispatch Games has emailed its customers to confirm that Game Paradise codes – which were expected to be sent out on July 30th – have been delayed: Due to circumstances beyond our control - we will be unable to send out the Game Paradise codes as anticipated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Players Are Reporting A Frustrating Soft-Lock Glitch

    Trouble at the Lanayru Mining Facility

    Thanks to last month's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a whole new generation of fans are experiencing the series' opening story for the first time. Hopefully, those of you who've been lucky enough to give it a go have been progressing smoothly – sadly, others haven't been quite so lucky...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Trial In Japan

    Is the service upping its game?

    Nintendo Switch Online is a service that elicits some feisty conversations online as its merits are debated. As a service it can be relatively inexpensive (especially if you utilise the family subscription), and alongside some 'free' games like Pac-Man 99 it also offers up access to full online play and cloud saves...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
  • News PAC-MAN 99 Surpasses Four Million Downloads, New Content On The Way

    Including a free theme

    Nintendo Switch Online exclusive PAC-MAN 99 has been downloaded more than four million times, Bandai Namco has revealed. The game, which is only available as a free download to those who have subscribed to Nintendo's online service, has managed to reach that milestone in just under four months following its April 2021...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News NIS Releases A Rather Creepy And Intriguing Game Teaser

    The poor security guard

    Nippon Ichi Software, and particularly its excellent localisation teams / subsidiaries like NIS America, is a favourite for some gamers that like games to be a bit different. The publisher / developer embraces that reputation with its marketing, as well, often putting out strange teasers to lure us in. The latest is in the...

    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday1st Aug 2021

  • Video 9 Exciting New Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In August

    No More Heroes III, Baldo and more...

    August is here and for Nintendo Switch owners that means there are more new releases on the way. This month we've highlighted 10 exciting games coming to the hybrid platform over the next 31 days. Perhaps the standout of the lot is Suda51's No More Heroes III. That's not all, though - we've got other...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nvidia Shield Shutting Down Nintendo Wii Game Downloads In China

    Fortunately the Switch has found success

    In 2017, rumours became real when it was confirmed Nintendo would release select Wii ports running at 1080p HD, 60 FPS on the Nvidia Shield in mainland China. It began with the release of Super Mario Galaxy and was followed by other titles like Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight...

    • Nvidia Shield
    • China
    • Nvidia
    • Wii
  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - July 2021

    July's best Switch eShop games!

    July was a slightly quieter month for big digital releases on the eShop, but no month ever goes by without at least a few treats that are worthy of your time. These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and attention to the games that could so easily be missed in the Switch's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • News .hack//G.U. Last Recode Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Is an official announcement on the way?

    The Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 anime action-RPG series '.hack//G.U.' could be en route to the Nintendo Switch, based on a new rating in North America. According to the ESRB, the four in one collection .hack//G.U. Last Recode has been given a 'Teen' rating for the hybrid system. It contains the following:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime
    • North America
    • ESRB
  • News Nintendo Teases Microgame Mayhem In Wario's Upcoming Switch Release

    "Who said tweezing couldn’t be fun?"

    The fan favourite Nintendo series WarioWare is returning this September in a brand new outing for the Switch. WarioWare: Get It Together! is a bit different to past entries. This time around the player controls the cast of the series to interact with a vast array of quick microgames. Each character comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wario
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For August And September 2021

    No More Heroes III and lots more

    We're now well into the second half of 2021, and Switch owners have plenty to look forward to over the coming months as we slide inexorably towards the Holiday season and the promise of 2022, a year that will hopefully be the most boring and uneventful on record - at least outside the realm of video games. Below...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Mini Review Unbound: Worlds Apart - All The Portals You Need

    Is this cake a lie..?

    Portals have always been cool, right? Valve's own genre-defining Portal remains to this day one of the greatest FPS games of all time, and we're sure even the most firm critic of the MCU can't watch the Endgame portal scene without feeling just a little bit emotional. Unbound: Worlds Apart makes smart use of portals as a...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Play The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles With The Original Japanese Audio

    For "subs not dubs" fans

    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles finally got the English localisation that we've been craving for years, but... what if we actually want to play it with the original Japanese audio for maximum authenticity? That's totally possible, as it turns out — and we'll show you how! What you'll want to do first is make sure that...

    • Guides
    • Ace Attorney
  • News Former Sega And Koei Tecmo President Appointed As SNK's New CEO

    SNK says it's ready for "a new phase of growth and development"

    SNK Corporation - best-known for series like The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury and the Neo Geo hardware has appointed Kenji Matsubara as its new chief executive officer. Matsubara was previously the president of Koei Tecmo and spent a few years at Zynga's Japan, before moving on to Sega...

    • Industry
    • SNK

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