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  • 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
  • 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)...

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    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

YesterdaySun, 14th 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
    • Poll
  • 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

Saturday13th Aug 2022

  • Random Masahiro Sakurai Reminds Nintendo Fans About 3DS & Wii U eShop Closure Dates

    "It's my last chance"

    As you probably know by now, Nintendo is discontinuing the 3DS and Wii U eShop as of 28th March 2023. And later this month on 29th August, you'll no longer be able to add eShop card funds (aka points) to accounts. This is happening worldwide, and as a result - Nintendo fans around the globe are grabbing certain digital titles...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • 3DS
  • Soapbox Yes, You Really Should Do All Of Xenoblade Chronicles 3's Sidequests

    Live to sidequest

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Alana says you should do all of the sidequests in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 because they're that good. Or at least most of them… The Xenoblade series is known for many things...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
  • News Nintendo's Multiplayer Showdown Sale Ends This Weekend (Europe)

    Update: Get these deals before they're gone!

    Update: As a friendly reminder, Nintendo's Multiplayer Showdown sale is coming to an end this weekend. Make sure to download any games that have caught your eye by Sunday 14th August, and remember to take advantage of our discounted eShop credit vouchers to save even more on the sale (details further down...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Video Bandai Namco Shares Pac-Man World Re-Pac Graphics Comparison

    Update: See Areas 3 & 4 alongside the original release

    Update [Sat 13th Aug, 2022 07:00 BST]: Bandai Namco has released a new comparison trailer, this time showcasing Areas 3 and 4. You can take a look above. Original article [Sun 7th Aug, 2022 17:00 BST]: One of the games you might want to be on the lookout for later this month is Pac-Man World...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pac-Man
    • Bandai Namco
  • News A New South Park Game Has Been Teased

    Expect lots of toilet humour...

    THQ Nordic's latest digital showcase shared all sorts of game announcements, but perhaps the highlight of the lot was the final teaser right at the very end. The company has officially confirmed a new South Park game is in development, cutting down its list of unannounced games by one. Apart from this, the only other...

    • South Park
    • Industry
  • Video THQ Nordic Shows Off New Trailers For SpongeBob SquarePants And AEW

    Take a look

    It's that time of year where video game companies are hosting showcases, and the latest one was from THQ Nordic. For Switch fans, THQ shared new trailers of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake and AEW: Fight Forever. The new SpongeBob game was originally revealed to the world last year. And AEW was more recently confirmed at the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 13th)

    We're starting a cult...

    The heat's back, and we're desperately trying to stay indoors here at Nintendo Life. We've got a round-up of everything that was shown off in the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Direct! Also, were feeling a bit peckish after Kirby's Dream Buffet got a release date. And there's a beautiful

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features

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