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TodayTue, 25th Jan 2022

  • News Ad-Riddled 'Unpacking' Clone Doing Big Business On Mobile Devices

    Pack it in

    Indie developer Witch Beam's Unpacking was one of the surprise gaming hits of 2021, at once a relaxing zen-like puzzler, creative and delightfully tactile play space and thoughtful musing on the unstoppable passage of time. We gave it a fabulous 9 out of 10 in our glowing review, saying that it "deftly applies established game design...

    • Switch eShop
    • Indie
    • Mobile
  • News The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Is Back In Stock At My Nintendo Store UK

    Now's your chance!

    If you missed your chance to pick up the lovely Zelda & Loftwing amiibo that launched alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD last year, you'll be pleased to know that it's reappeared on Nintendo's official store in the UK. One of the few stores selling the figure at RRP, and one of the very few places where it's even...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • amiibo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Massive 'Mon Are Making Some Fans Uncomfortable

    "This is just weird"

    While many fans are avoiding Pokémon Legends: Arceus spoilers like the plague due to the game leaking online recently, one thing that's already been confirmed by screenshots and trailers is the fact that the monsters in the game will be rendered in different sizes. That means you co

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe To Undergo Maintenance Later Today

    Making online play temporarily unavailable

    Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be receiving a spot of maintenance today, leaving its online features unavailable for a few hours. The game's online functionalities will be inaccessible from 4:30pm to 9pm PT today, 25th January (that's 7:30pm to midnight ET, and the following morning...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
  • News No More Heroes Creator Suda51 Says He's Had A Few Meetings With Marvel

    "we’ve talked about the possibility of working together"

    We've heard previously how Goichi 'Suda51' Suda is a Marvel fan and would "love" to work on one of the company's video game projects, and it seems there have been some developments. In a recent interview with Japanese publication Automaton, the director of No More Heroes III was asked about...

    • Suda51
    • Grasshopper Manufacture
    • Marvel
    • Industry
    • Japan
  • News Three Kirby amiibo Appear To Be Getting Reprints (North America)

    Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede and Byleth, too

    It was discovered earlier this month that the upcoming Switch release Kirby and the Forgotten Land would support amiibo functionality, and now in an update, it seems reprints of existing Kirby amiibo have been confirmed. Following on from a user

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kirby
    • amiibo
    • Super Smash Bros
    • North America
  • News Another Game Has Been Delisted From Nintendo's 3DS eShop

    Dodge Club Pocket could now get a Switch release

    It seems another digital game has gone missing - this time it's the 2018 3DS eShop title, Dodge Club Pocket. Not long after this was discovered, James Montagna - one of the individuals who worked on the series (who is also a director and game designer at WayForward), explained how the game had been...

    • 3DS eShop
    • 3DS
  • Video MVG Takes A Closer Look At Nintendo Switch Online's N64 Update

    "emulation on the Switch is getting better"

    Last week, Nintendo added Banjo-Kazooie to the Switch Online Expansion Pack tier. In addition to this, it seems N64 emulation has received an update - and one of the fixes spotted was tied to water and fog in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Game developer and YouTuber 'MV

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • N64
    • Zelda
    • Video
  • News Some Trainers Have Already Finished Pokémon Legends: Arceus, And It's Not Out Until Later This Week

    The Pokémon Company is now targeting leakers

    Well, it was bound to happen - after Pokémon Legends: Arceus was leaked, datamined and streamed last week, a handful of Pokémon-themed accounts on social media have now spent enough time playing the new entry to complete the entire game. Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have apparently been going...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayMon, 24th Jan 2022

  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Gets An Updated Six-Minute Overview Trailer

    UPDATE: Now localised into English!

    Update (24th January): Nintendo has now published a localised version of this trailer, with updated narration and equivalent footage of the English language build, above. Enjoy! Original Article (7th January): Easily the most anticipated Switch game of January 2022 is Pokémon Legends: Arceus - it's an entirely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Metroid Prime Dev Confirms That Nintendo Blocked The Addition Of Super Metroid To The Game

    ...but it paved the way to the inclusion of the original Metroid

    A few years back, it was reported that Super Metroid almost made it into Metroid Prime but Nintendo decided against it because the emulator used was an unofficial third-party one. In a conversation with Kiwi Talkz, Metroid Prime developer

    • Metroid
    • SNES
    • Game Cube
    • Retro
  • News Free Switch Online Trials Are Available To My Nintendo Members (North America)

    Seven days for the price of zero Platinum Points

    Update [Mon 24th Jan, 2022 00:00 GMT]: There's one week remaining on this offer - so grab it while you can if you are eligible. Original article [Mon 27th Dec, 2021 05:00 GMT]: If you are a My Nintendo member located in North America, then you might be one of the eligible users who can currently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • My Nintendo
    • US
    • North America
  • Feature Nintendo Life's Biggest Gaming Regrets

    Forgive us, Reggie, for we have sinned

    Here's some news: We are not infallible human beings here at Nintendo Life. Hard to believe, but true. We don't all sit on a throne of priceless Spice Orange GameCubes and rare SNES games, although a fair few of us have been known to collect a few

    • Features
    • Retro
  • Random Here's GTA V Being Played On A Game Boy (Yes, Really)

    It's not quite 4K, though

    We've seen the Game Boy do some pretty incredible things at the hands of creative fans in the past – remember that time someone managed to photograph the moon using the Game Boy Camera? – but we never thought we'd see one being used to play Grand Theft Auto V. Actually, who are we kidding, GTA V's on so many platforms...

    • Game Boy
    • Grand Theft Auto
    • Random
  • News Gal*Gun: Double Peace's Limited Edition Comes With Plushies And A 'DIY Tentacle Kit'

    And there's an 'Ultimate' version

    Note: The following trailer contains adult themes: Following the release of the game's opening movie, new details have arrived regarding Gal*Gun: Double Peace's Limited Edition release on Switch. We hope you're sitting comfortably. The title will be treated to a special deluxe pack called the 'Horny Tr

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Swords & Bones' Looks To Resurrect The Spirit Of Classic 16-Bit Adventures On Switch

    Monsters and skeletons and traps, oh my!

    RedDeer.Games has announced its upcoming retro effort, Swords & Bones, will make its way onto Nintendo Switch - although no firm release date has been set as of yet. The game, which is very obviously inspired by '80s and '90s classics such as Ghosts 'n Goblins, sees you battle demon hordes across some...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Remember When Nintendo Tried To Sell The DS To Metal Heads?

    Nintendo DS + heavy metal fans + open mic = amusing results

    Nintendo has always has a reputation of being a family-friendly brand, right from the days of the NES when the firm would painstakingly censor many of its games to ensure there was zero chance of them causing offence. While the company's stance arguably softened during the GameCube years,...

    • Random
    • UK
    • Events
    • DS
  • News This Unofficial Zelda PC Port Is About '90% Complete', Say Devs

    60fps and mod support to come

    A fan-made PC port of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is in the works, and it's apparently almost done — and could be out as soon as next month. In an exclusive interview with VGC, the developers — a group calling themselves "Harbour Masters" — spoke about their efforts to re-release the game on PC in...

    • Mods
    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • N64
  • News You Can Now Cheat In Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic

    We won't tell Yoda

    The latest patch for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic promised to fix the gigantic text box that pops up during combat, which it did — but it also added the option for players to cheat. As noticed by Reddit user u/pipo198, pressing down the left stick three times will now open the cheat menu:

    • Star Wars
    • Patch
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Eschatos - A Boldly Unique And Historical Shmup Package

    Here comes the judgement

    M-KAI began his game development life on the MSX with RPG Izumic Ballade, before moving into the shoot-em-up arena with Kanzen Kouryaku Kyokugen and Pleasure Hearts. The distinct design hallmarks of these early works — leaning toward lightweight, unpretentious fun — have remained present throughout his commitment to the...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Shmups
  • News 'Samurai Bringer' Slices Its Way To Switch This Spring

    May fortune be with you!

    Japanese publisher PLAYISM and developer Alphawing have announced that brand new action-RPG roguelite, Samurai Bringer, will launch on Switch this Spring. The game, which sees you slice and dice your way through some impressively colourful-looking hordes of beasties, takes inspiration from actual Japanese mythology, with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dystopian Game Boy Adventure 'The Machine' Gets A New Demo

    Give it a try in your browser

    You can't keep the Game Boy down, with the humble handheld still getting used for various projects while its game library also grows. A small number of dedicated developers and publishers embrace the challenge of working with the system, and now you can sample one particular upcoming release - The Machine. Announced...

    • Game Boy
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
  • News Monkey Ball And Yakuza Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Has Formed His Very Own Studio

    In partnership with Chinese giant, NetEase

    As had been suspected following his departure from Sega last year, Super Monkey Ball and Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has teamed up with Chinese gaming giant NetEase to form a brand new development studio. NetEase has today announced the establishment of Nagoshi Studio Inc., where Nagoshi himself will...

    • Toshihiro Nagoshi
    • Industry
  • News 'Breakout: Recharged', A Revamp Of Atari's Arcade Classic, Launches On Switch Next Month

    Part of Atari's Recharged lineup

    Atari has announced that Breakout: Recharged will be blasting onto the Switch eShop on 10th February. A modern take on the '70s arcade classic, Breakout: Recharged has players smashing their way through each neon-coloured brick across a variety of modes. An Endless option will put you through your paces, while...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PLAYISM Confirms Another Two Intriguing Titles For Switch

    A collect-a-thon platformer and dungeon 'clicker'

    Over the weekend PLAYISM broadcast a showcase to highlight a variety of upcoming games for various platforms, including Samurai Bringer that we covered earlier today. The broadcast (which you can view above) had some more Switch content as well, including the following titles.

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random This Animal Crossing Movie Trailer Shows What Happens If You Anger Brewster

    The coffee is NOT too hot

    Brewster, Animal Crossing: New Horizons' resident coffee pigeon, is a man bird of very specific tastes. And if you insult those tastes... by refusing to drink your coffee at the correct temperature, or turning down his generous offer of pigeon milk... well, you might just get what's coming to you. In Evil Imp's impeccably...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Random
  • News Stylish Shooter Severed Steel Gets More PC Content Ahead Of Switch Release

    Campaign expansion and new weapons added

    Severed Steel is an FPS that has garnered plenty of positive user reviews on Steam since its release last year, and is eye catching with its use of destructible environments and stunt-driven play. It continues to get major updates ahead of a release on consoles - including Switch - later this year, which...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Returns To Winning Ways With Another Number One

    No signs of slowing down

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 22nd January, revealing that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has once again returned to the top of the list. The game's had a great start to 2022 in the UK, only losing out on that number one spot once so far when Minecraft took the honours last week. Minecraft's down to sixth this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Rabbids Invasion: Mission To Mars Comes To Netflix Next Month

    "Nothing goes as planned"

    Ubisoft has announced that those pesky Rabbids will soon be hitting the big screen in Rabbids Invasion: Mission To Mars, a new animation headed to Netflix. The film, which will be roughly one hour and ten minutes long, sees a group of Rabbids setting off on a madcap mission to Mars – except, as you can probably imagine,...

    • Rabbids
    • Netflix
    • Ubisoft
  • Gallery Six Brand New Screenshots Of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments Running On Switch

    Launching next week!

    Last week, we learned that Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments is headed to Nintendo Switch thanks to a shiny new Switch eShop listing. The game's launching on the platform on 3rd February and is currently available to pre-order at 15% off its regular price. If you've been considering picking it up but want to see a little...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Annapurna's Sob-Worthy Story 'A Memoir Blue' Gets Delayed

    From February to March

    Bad news for those hoping to weep their way through February: The Annapurna-published tear-jerker that was due to come out on February 10th, A Memoir Blue, has been pushed back to March 24th. Although, you could cry about the delay instead, maybe? A Memoir Blue is an "interactive poem" that tells the story of a champion...

    • Delays
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Sunday23rd Jan 2022

  • News Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is Already Being Streamed Online, And It's Not Even Out Yet

    Not again!

    Pokémon Legends: Arceus has already been leaked and datamined this week, and now it appears entire playthroughs of the game are being streamed on Twitch and uploaded to YouTube. As highlighted by My Nintendo News, these channels are likely running ROM versions via emulation after some trainers were able to obtain physical copies early...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Japanese Magazine Nintendo Dream Might Be Teasing A New Game

    Could it be another Kirby title?

    Kirby and the Forgotten Land is arriving on the Switch this March, but it turns out Nintendo might have a little bit more planned for the pink puff in the near future. According to a translation by Twitter user Dededaio (as spotted by VGC), the upcoming February 21 issue of Japanese publication Nintendo Dream could...

    • Kirby
    • Japan
  • News PlatinumGames' Sol Cresta Blasts Onto Nintendo Switch This February

    It's official!

    After having to delay its "must-watch" livestream earlier this month, PlatinumGames has now finally aired its "release date forum" - locking in a release date for its anticipated shmup, Sol Cresta. Hideki Kamiya has confirmed it will land on the Switch eShop next month on 22nd February for €39.99 / $39.99 / 3,980 yen. In addition...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames
  • Back Page "My Uncle Works At Nintendo" - The Man, The Myth, And The Mendacity

    It’s all lies… until it’s all true

    In the magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit in anywhere else. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have (paper) pages on the internet, but we still...

    • Back Page
    • Features
    • Nintendo
  • Video PQube Shares Saucy New Opening Trailer For Gal*Gun: Double Peace, Here's A Peek

    A cinematic exclusive to Switch

    March is shaping up to be a busy month for Nintendo Switch releases, and one of the many games to be on the lookout for is Gal*Gun: Double Peace. It's a port of the original PS4, PS Vita and PC title that debuted in 2015/16 and will come with multiple language support, most of the existing costume DLC, additional...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A Wet And Wild Free Update Is "Coming Soon" To The Metal Slug Style Run-And-Gun Mighty Goose

    Let's go surfin' now

    If you haven't tried out the Metal Slug style run-and-gun game Mighty Goose yet, you might want to hurry up. After a teaser back in October last year, Blastmode studio creator Richard Lems has now revealed a whole new "wet and wild" mission is on

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

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