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TodaySat, 15th Jun 2024

  • News Surprise! Shovel Knight's Original Adventure Is Getting The Deluxe Treatment

    Dig into an enhanced edition "soon"

    As part of Shovel Knight's 10th anniversary celebrations, Yacht Club Games will be going back to where it started, with the original game Shovel of Hope - only this time it's getting the 'DX' treatment! You might remember a few titles of yesteryear getting the same treatment after their initial run and now we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Shovel Knight
    • Anniversaries
  • Feature 16 Great Late-Gen Nintendo Games - Maybe There's Life In The Ol' Switch Yet

    Fashionably late

    Yes, yes - we know Nintendo Switch is old now. There comes a time in each console's life when the games start to dry up and we look to the future — and the Switch is very much in the autumn of its years. Back in May, two months into its eighth year, Nintendo said a new hardware announcement is coming at some point before April...

    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Final Fantasy XIV Online Director Would Love To See Square Enix's MMO On A "Nintendo Platform"

    The Switch "successor" is on the horizon...

    The Switch has an extensive library of games covering all sorts of franchises and while it's got plenty of Final Fantasy titles nowadays, one game still missing in this particular series is Square Enix's massive (and highly successful) multiplayer role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV Online. So will we ever...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (15th June)

    Praise the sun

    It's the weekend once again folks, which means it's time to shake off the stress and responsibilities of the week and wind down with a bit of gaming. Bliss. Before we get cracking with what we're playing, however, let's just recap some of the top stories of the week, hm? First up, Summer Game Fest was a whole thing, and you can check...

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    • Nintendo Switch
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  • Round Up Yacht Club Games Presents - Every Shovel Knight Switch Announcement And Much More

    Shovel of Hope DX, DLC, updates... the list goes on!

    Alongside the new game announcement at the special Shovel Knight 10th anniversary broadcast, Yacht Club games also announced a whole bunch of other new content on the way. We're talking about a new enhanced version of the original game, Shovel Knight DLC, an update on Mina The Hollower, and much...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Updates
  • News A Brand New Mainline Shovel Knight Game Is Now In Development

    It will launch Shovel Knight into an "entirely new dimension"

    Yacht Club Games held its special 10th anniversary celebrations for Shovel Knight earlier on, and to go out with a bang it shared a big surprise - revealing a new game in this series is currently in development. It's not just another sequel or spin-off, either - it's a "new mainline" game...

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    • Yacht Club Games
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Polls

YesterdayFri, 14th Jun 2024

  • Random It's Now Been Seven Years Since Metroid Prime 4 Was Announced

    Nintendo's Switch "successor" announcement nears

    One game we've now been waiting an entire generation for is Metroid Prime 4. Nintendo originally confirmed the game was coming in 2017 when E3 was still up and running, and this week technically marks the seventh anniversary of this announcement. Since then, it's also been five years since Metroid...

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    • Metroid Prime
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video Donkey Kong '94 - The 101-Level Sequel To Arcade DK

    It's on like (101 stages of) Donkey Kong

    14th June 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of Donkey Kong for the Game Boy's Japanese release. It's one of the finest games on the system and a hybrid arcade port/spin-off that ushered in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series which recently came to Switch. In honour of the occasion, we thought we'd highlight this...

    • Donkey Kong
    • Videos
    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Anniversary
  • Review Sociable Soccer 24 (Switch) - A Sensible Option For Old-School Footy Fans

    Definitely worth a punt

    The debate about which is the best football video game is one that has raged on for decades. Until now, there hasn’t really been much of a choice on Switch. There’s EA Sports FC (which thankfully, finally, is worth getting now), but with Konami’s eFootball (formerly PES) nowhere in sight, the other options are...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Final Fantasy Tactics Remaster Is "Real And Happening" According To Latest Update

    The original leaks date back to 2021

    There have been ongoing rumours about Square Enix's series Final Fantasy Tactics making a return after some leaks in 2021 and we've now got a small update. If you were wondering what the status is on this supposed project, according to Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier, it's "real and happening". He provided...

    • Square Enix
    • Final Fantasy
    • Final Fantasy Tactics
    • Rumours
    • Leaks
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Monster Hunter Stories (Switch)

    Here's what the critics are saying...

    Monster Hunter Stories soars onto the Nintendo Switch this week, so if you missed it during the 3DS' prime, now is your chance to give it a go. Here on Nintendo Life, we said the game remained a charming and enjoyable experience (even if there was some surprising performance hiccups) and gave it 7 out of 10...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Round Ups
  • News Lollipop Chainsaw's Remake Scores A Sweet Release On Switch This September

    The legendary zombie hunter Juliet returns

    We first heard Lollipop Chainsaw would be getting a remake back in 2022, and now the first official trailer for Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP has dropped, confirming it will arrive for Switch and multiple other platforms on 25th September 2024. This updated version of the Grasshopper Manufact

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Developer M2 Wants To Bring More Games To The Switch

    "We’re always looking for that opportunity"

    Japanese developer M2, known for its work on Castlevania Advance Collection, Legend of Mana, and the superb Dodonpachi DaiOuJou Blissful Death Re:Incarnation, has stated that it wants to bring more of its games to the Nintendo Switch. Speaking to

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • M2
    • Japan
  • News Deckbuilder 'Wildfrost' Scores Balatro Crossover In New Update, Here Are The Patch Notes

    Card life

    The adorable roguelike deckbuilder Wildfrost has landed a crossover with Balatro as a part of its 'Friends and Foes' update. This update slid onto Steam at the start of the month but has only just thawed on Switch this week — just in time for Europe's eShop Summer Sale, we might add. So, what's included? Obviously we're excited to see...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
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  • Talking Point Is Summer Game Fest Really Missing Nintendo's Presence?

    Nontendo

    Let me get this out of the way – being at Summer Game Fest was amazing. The people were amazing. The variety of games, both big and small, were amazing. I was lucky enough to go to E3 twice back when I wrote for a different site, and I would take the laid-back vibes, the layout, and the ability to socialise at my own pace any day of the...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Summer Game Fest
  • News The House Of The Dead 2: Remake Has Been Rated For Switch

    18+, obvs

    Although initially announced alongside the first The House of the Dead: Remake back in 2019, news for the direct sequel has been rather scarce. It seems that the dead may be about to rise, however, as a rating for The House of the Dead 2: Remake for the Nintendo Switch has surfaced via the official PEGI (Pan European Game Information)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rating
    • PEGI
  • News Is This The First American Nintendo TV Commercial?

    Time Extension Dated months before NoA was founded

    It's hard to imagine the video game industry without Nintendo in it, but back in 1980, the company was so unknown in the West that some of its products didn't even feature its name – as this newly-preserved commercial for a Game & Watch LCD handheld proves. The commercial – which was has been recovered by...

    • Nintendo
    • Game And Watch
    • Game Preservation
  • News Minecraft's 'Tricky Trials' Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Trial chambers, new mobs and much more

    Here's your reminder that Minecraft's Tricky Trials Update has finally arrived. There's even alaunch trailer to go with it, which you can view above. This update comes with Tricky Trials - a new structure filled with traps, tricks, and treasures which you can run though solo or with friends. Apart from this,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Switch eShop
    • Reminders
  • News Trophies For 'Beyond Good & Evil' May Indicate Upcoming Launch

    Ubisoft confirmed '20th Anniversary Edition' in 2023

    Ubisoft has been pretty quiet on the upcoming launch of Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition. However, the discovery of the game's trophies via Exophase (thanks, VGC) may indicate that its release is just around the corner. It would make sense too, right? With Nintendo confirming a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random "Everyone Keeps The Gameplay In Mind" - Sakurai Talks Teamwork On Smash Ultimate

    It's not all game designers, you know

    Masahiro Sakurai is back talking about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on his YouTube channel (what do you know!). This time, the focus is on collision animations and how it's more of a collaborative effort than you might expect. Those who have been paying attention to the legendary game designer's videos over the...

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    • Nintendo
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  • Soapbox Game Boy Tetris' True Genius Was Teaching A Generation How To Play Video Games

    Building gaming literacy one tetromino at a time

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Tim thinks back on 35 years of Tetris on the Game Boy and considers how it taught a generation — multiple generations, in fact — how to play...

    • Soapbox
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    • Tetris
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Thursday13th Jun 2024

  • Round Up Every Nintendo Switch Game We Played At Summer Game Fest 2024

    Hands-on impressions of over a dozen games

    Summer Game Fest is over for another year, and it was a pretty jam-packed event. There are still plenty of stuff to come out of the show over the coming weeks, but what did we get up to while we were in Downtown Los Angeles for a week? Well, we'll spare you the details of the refreshing drinks and poolside...

    • Features
    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Summer Game Fest
  • Round Up The Reviews Are In For Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance

    Here's what the critics think

    There are plenty of games coming to the Switch this month and this week marks the arrival of Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance. In case you've missed our previous coverage so far, this game is an enhanced version of the 2021 title featuring a brand-new storyline, new locations new demons to negotiate and add to your...

    • Round Up
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Switch eShop
    • Shin Megami Tensei
  • Japanese Charts Paper Mario Dominates As The Switch Scores A Full House

    Wahoo!

    The latest Japanese charts are in, courtesy of Famitsu, and while it's certainly a pretty quiet week for video games, it's nevertheless yet another win for the Nintendo Switch. After playing host to the PS5's Stellar Blade in recent weeks, the top ten once again belongs solely to the Switch, with Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door at the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Sales
  • News Switch Online's Missions & Rewards Adds Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door Icons

    Update: The final wave of icons is now live

    Update #3 [Thu 13th Jun, 2024 02:15 BST]: The fourth and final wave of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door icons are now available. Once again, there are various icons up for grabs (for 10 points each) along with some borders and backgrounds (for 5 points each) This wave will be available until 19th June...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Switch Online
  • Review Monster Hunter Stories (Switch) - Showing Its Age But Still Worth The Hunt

    Portable monsters for the kids (and kids at heart)

    When Capcom released Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin on Nintendo Switch back in 2021, there may have been some that said, "Wait, there was a first game?" It's worth remembering that the original outing of Monster Hunter Stories came towards the end of the 3DS era; in fact, it was released...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Unofficial 'Nintendo World Championships' Cart Smashes Kickstarter Goal

    Though we doubt The Big N will be happy

    An unofficial reproduction of the NES Nintendo World Championships cartridge has been successfully backed via Kickstarter, raising a total of £16,593 at the time of writing with an initial goal of £8,452. Labelled as a new 'pro' version to celebrate the upcoming 35th anniversary of the 1990 World...

    • NES
    • Nintendo World Championships
    • Kickstarter
  • Feature 3 Cities, 17 Stores - Our Epic Retro Gaming Hunt Across Japan

    Time Extension Here are all the places we visited!

    Whenever I've talked to people about retro game hunting in Japan, the conversation has always turned to how much better everything was in decades gone by (before the scalpers moved in and raided all the best stuff and the retro boom caused everything else to skyrocket in price). So I didn't really know what to...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Japan
  • Hands On 'Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure' Is A Rubix Cube Zelda-Like, And We Love It

    Disadventure

    Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure really sets itself apart from other puzzle games. We’ve seen plenty of sliding-tile puzzlers over the years, but Furniture & Mattress’ adventure is defined by its framing. It’s not an RPG, but it absolutely feels like one in many different ways. You have to use weapons to defeat certain...

    • Previews
    • Features
    • Hands On
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Acquire Confirms Switch Release For Real-Time RPG 'Scars Of Mars'

    Previously Steam exclusive

    Developer and publisher Acquire (Octopath Traveler, Ancient Weapon Holly) has announced that it will be releasing its upcoming real-time RPG Scars of Mars on Nintendo Switch alongside PC. Announced via social media (thanks, Gematsu), it also confirmed that a dem

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Universal Orlando 'Epic Universe' Preview Event Shows Off Super Nintendo World

    Scheduled to launch in 2025

    In an update last month, it was confirmed Universal Orlando's Super Nintendo World was still on track for its 2025 opening. It teased what fans could expect with some animated footage and now in an update courtesy of Theme Park Insider, we've got another look at the plans for this park thanks to a new model featured at a...

    • Super Nintendo World
    • Super Mario
    • Donkey Kong
    • Universal
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  • Poll So, Will You Be Getting Monster Hunter Stories For Switch?

    Capcom's 3DS title returns this week

    Capcom's 3DS title Monster Hunter Stories returns this week as a new remastered release for the Nintendo Switch. It's now fully voiced and comes with a Museum mode, allowing players to view over 200 pieces of concept art and listen to additional BGM. The game's existing updates are also included, making this a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter Stories
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Polls
  • Random Aloy In Smash Bros.? 'LEGO Horizon' Dev Seems Up For It

    Just waiting on that call from Nintendo

    In a move that very few of us saw coming, PlayStation's Horizon series is heading to Nintendo Switch (albeit in the slightly more family-friendly, LEGO Horizon Adventures form). Is this a crossover episode? Are we witnessing the start of a bold new partnership between Sony and the Big N? Does this mean...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • Nintendo Download 13th June (North America)

    Shin Megami Tensei! Monster Hunter! Sorcerian!

    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! Switch eShop - Highlights: Shin Megami Tensei V:...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Crazy Taxi's Axel Joins Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble This Fall

    As part of the Sega Pass DLC

    Following its announcement that Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy would be heading to Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble via paid DLC, Sega has confirmed that Crazy Taxi's Axel will also be joining the roster in Fall 2024. Much like the Sonic DLC, you can gain access to Axel by either grabbing the Digital

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DLC
    • Sega
  • News Summer Game Fest Will Return To Los Angeles In June 2025

    Geoff Keighley confirms

    Summer Game Fest had all sorts of surprises this year and if you're wondering about the future of this event, Geoff Keighley has already confirmed it will return to Los Angeles in June 2025. In a brief post on social media, he mentions the event will continue to help "build what's next" alongside the games industry: In...

    • Summer Game Fest
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Industry
    • US
  • News Disney Speedstorm's Inside Out Season Starts Its Engines Today

    Bing Bong, Bing Bong

    Gameloft's free-to-play racer Disney Speedstorm is landing a fresh batch of familiar faces today as the Inside Out-inspired season, 'Journey of Emotions' is now ready to ride. Speeding off the start line today (13th June), this new season sees the five main emotions from 2015's wonderful Inside Out take to the track. While Joy,...

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