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  • Rumour Sonic The Hedgehog Is Reportedly Set To Become A VTuber

    SEGA's got big plans

    As we noted recently in our ranked list of every Sonic the Hedgehog game to celebrate his 30th anniversary, the speedy blue one has some serious staying power. Despite losing his rings on more than a few occasions, he's managed to keep up with trends and come back stronger than ever. It should come as little surprise, then, to...

    • Rumour
    • Sonic
    • SEGA
  • News Team17 Steps In To Publish Intriguing Action RPG Batora: Lost Haven

    Stormind Games' title caught the eye in E3 week

    One of many games that caught our eye during E3 week was Batora: Lost Haven, an action RPG developed by Stormind Games. The trailer above featured in the Guerrilla Collective Showcase Day 2 and confirmed the title for Nintendo Switch - and a host of other platforms - in 2022. It seems the game caught...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Tokyo Pop-Up Stores Are Getting NES-Themed Gashapon, And They're Impossibly Cute

    We need the "Controller Button Collection"

    Japan gets all the best stuff; we know this, you know this, everyone knows this. It's just one of those things that you have to accept in life, like the fact that dropped toast will always land butter-side down or that you're guaranteed to unwittingly wear white on bolognaise night. The latest...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
    • NES
    • Retro
  • News Metroid Series Tops Wii U eShop's "Best Sellers" List Following Dread Reveal

    The return of Samus

    Over the past week, Nintendo lifted the lid on Metroid 5 - no, it's not a sequel to the Metroid Prime game we're still waiting on, it's part of the original series dating all the way back to the NES era. This new entry, known as Metroid Dread, is being co-developed by MercurySteam and has already seen pre-order success on Amazon...

    • Wii U eShop
    • Wii U
    • Metroid
  • Random Sega Embraced Sonic's Mod Community During The 30th Anniversary Symphony

    By featuring a Sonic Adventure 2 mod

    Whether you're a fan of mods or not, they've become a big part of a lot of video game communities over the years. Some companies even choose to embrace and channel fan creativity. We heard recently how Sega is still cool with Sonic fan games (in most cases) - as long as projects aren't monetized, and it seems...

    • Random
    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Mods
  • News Square Enix Is Releasing A Demo For NEO: The World Ends With You

    Progress will carry across to the full game

    Next month sees the release of NEO: The World Ends With You on the Nintendo Switch. We're excited and we know many others are, but if you're not familiar with this series or the original game - which became a bit of a cult hit during the DS generation, you might want to try out the demo. Yes, Square Enix...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Demos
  • News New Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Update Allows You To Dual Wield Cats And Dogs

    The best update

    Following on from Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin's one million sales milestone earlier this month, developer Edelweiss has rolled out a brand new update across all platforms including the Switch. It gives players the ability to hold a dog and cat at the same time. In addition to this, your dog will now also come running to greet you when...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Version 3.1.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it today

    Monster Hunter Rise has been the Nintendo Switch success story of 2021 so far. As of the end of May, the game had shipped over seven million copies worldwide and had reached its third major update. Capcom has now rolled out version 3.1.0. This particular download is only a small one, but it still includes a lot of changes and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Updates
    • Capcom
  • Round Up Sonic The Hedgehog Birthday Messages From Around The World

    There's a lot of love for the blue blur

    Sega's mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is now officially 30 years old. To celebrate, the company held a special 30th-anniversary symphony and there's even been some Sonic-themed DLC added to Minecraft. The celebrations are set to continue later this year with the upcoming releases of Sonic Colors Ultimate,

    • Round Up
    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sega

YesterdayWed, 23rd Jun 2021

  • Guide Best Nintendo 64 Games

    The top 50 N64 games ever, as ranked by you

    In celebration of this mighty 64-bit console's 25th anniversary, we're republishing this reader-ranked list of the top 50 Nintendo 64 games ever. As with all our Top 50 library lists, this ranking is is based on User Ratings in the Nintendo Life games database and is subject to fluctuation, even after...

    • Top 50
    • Best Games
    • N64
    • Retro
    • Guides
  • News Sword And Shield Leakers Required To Pay The Pokémon Company $150K Each

    A lawsuit dating back to 2019 has been settled

    In 2019, The Pokémon Company International filed a lawsuit against two individuals who leaked images of Pokémon Sword and Shield from an unreleased strategy guide prior to the new games' official release. It seems justice has finally been served - with both defendants ordered to pay The Pokémon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • US
    • Legal
  • Guide Best Sonic Games Of All Time

    Every Sonic game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you

    It was 30 years ago that Sonic the Hedgehog — the blue dude with the most 'tude — first burst forth onto the Mega Drive in Japan and Sega finally presented a credible challenger for the platforming crown Nintendo's jumping plumber had been wearing since the mid 1980s. In the three decades...

    • Guides
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    • Sonic
    • SEGA
    • Best Games
  • Video Nintendo Releases New Overview Trailer For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

    Link returns to the skies next month

    We've been told Nintendo would be giving The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD a lot of love in the lead-up to its July release and this very much seems to be the case so far. If all the attention on the company's social media channels wasn't already enough, it has now released an overview trailer that runs for...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Review Legend of Mana - The Best Way To Play A 21-Year-Old RPG Experiment

    Confusing, but charming

    It’s interesting to see how the Mana series has been treated over the years, both by Square and the general public. Secret of Mana was widely considered one of the best RPGs of its time and even today carries quite a bit of clout, but many of the other titles either didn’t get localized or arrived overseas years after...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Days After Launch, Mushihimesama Has Been "Temporarily Suspended" From Sale On Switch (Europe)

    The game's publisher is on the case

    Last week, we reported on the launch of Cave's acclaimed shooter, Mushihimesama. After an appearance in the Japanese Nintendo Direct, the game surprise-launched on the Switch eShop, ready for retro shooter fans to download and enjoy immediately after the show. Unfortunately, since that launch, the game has...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News What's Next On Switch? Here's An Infographic Of The Games For 2021 And Beyond

    Get ready to play!

    Following E3, Nintendo shared a special infographic of all the announcments. Now, it's now released another one - this time showcasing some of the games launching on the Switch in 2021 and 2022. As you can see below, the games already available will be followed by titles like Mario Golf: Super Rush this week, T

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sonic Prime Concept Art Gives A Sneaky Look At Upcoming Netflix Show

    Multiverse shenanigans

    Sonic's big anniversary may be this year, but SEGA is planning to continue its push in 2022 with a new game and a fresh animated series on Netflix. The show will be called Sonic Prime and is promised as a "high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in [Sonic's] gloved hands". Those eager for a look...

    • Sonic
    • Anniversary
    • Sonic Prime
  • News Ex-SpongeBob Animator Chris Gottron Is Working On A "Zelda-Like" Survival Game For Switch

    Zelda meets Stardew Valley?

    If you're on the lookout for a new "Zelda-like" adventure, you might want to keep an eye on Cloudscape. The debut title from indie studio Konitama (a pen-name for Chris Gottron, an animator who's previously worked on the likes of Spongebob Squarepants, The Fairly OddParents, and She-ra), Cloudscape is an open-world...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Kickstarter
  • First Impressions Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Is An RPG Of Monstrous Potential

    Yian-Kut-Kool

    Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin in out in just a few short weeks, but ahead of that launch we were able to get our hands on it and were granted the luxury of giving you all a bit of a whack from the ol’ impressions stick. The first game came out on the 3DS in the West after the Switch had launched and didn’t perhaps get the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Preview
    • Video
    • First Impressions
  • Anniversary The Nintendo 64 Launched 25 Years Ago Today

    Super Birthday 64

    On 23rd June 1996, Nintendo launched its latest home console, the Nintendo 64, in Japan. Boasting a 64-bit processing unit and good old clunky cartridges (incidentally, the N64 would go on to be the last home console to use game cartridges until the Switch), the system has become one of the most iconic consoles in gaming history...

    • Nintendo 64
    • Anniversaries
  • News Smash Bros. Celebrates Sonic's 30th With A Special Spirit Board Event

    It's a big day for the blue blur

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. Yes, three decades ago, the blue blur got his start on the Sega Genesis in North America. To celebrate this very special occasion, Nintendo's all-star brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be hosting a special Sonic-themed spirit board event where you can...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Sonic
  • Soapbox Sonic Adventure 2 Turns 20 — It’s Time For A Chao Garden Comeback

    Forget the Chaos Emeralds; I just want Chaos

    Alright, a quick disclaimer before I start spouting off about Sonic like I know what I'm talking about: I have only ever played one Sonic game. Properly, at least. I've certainly had a go on friends' copies of the older games, and I watched the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, if that counts — but the only...

    • Sonic
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • Watch Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony - Live!

    Happy Birthday, Sonic

    Today is the official 30th birthday of Sonic the Hedgehog, and SEGA is celebrating with the Sonic 30th Anniversary Symphony. While orchestral renditions of classic Sonic tunes will be a big part of the show, there'll also be special appearances from Crush 40 and Sonic Sound Director Tomoya Ohtani's band. Enjoy! <liveblog...

    • Sonic 30th
    • Summer Game Fest
    • Anniversary
    • Live Chat
  • News Showcase Your Switch In Style With This New Customisable Carry Case

    Available to order now

    There are plenty of different options available when it comes to Nintendo Switch storage solutions and carry cases, but it's not often you find one that lets you customise your order. If you're looking for a carry case that's a little different, Casetify's 'Custom Switch Carry Case' might be worth a look. It has space for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
  • News Stylish Action Adventure Title 'UNSIGHTED' Heads To Switch This Fall

    Time is ticking

    When it comes to stylish pixel-based Indie games, there's a very good chance of the Switch eShop being picked as a platform. Not only is the Nintendo audience clearly receptive to top-notch download games and the creativity they show, but the system is an ideal home for smaller releases. UNSIGHTED, developed by Studio Pixel Punk and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Capcom Showcases The Opening Cinematic For Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings Of Ruin

    That escalated quickly

    Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin isn't far away from its 9th July release date, and a 'trial' demo drops this week on 25th June. Ahead of that demo's release Capcom has decided to share the story's opening cinematic, which you can watch above. It starts off with a rather neat scene of a celebration in a village. It...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Monster Hunter
  • News Worms Rumble Is Out Now, With Spaceport Added In Free Update

    Digging in

    Worms Rumble, a title that takes the classic Worms formula and turns it into real-time online multiplayer combat, has now arrived as expected on Nintendo Switch eShop. With cross-platform multiplayer also live along with the game dropping on Xbox (it was already on PlayStation and PC) there should be plenty of players around. It's worth...

    • Switch eShop
    • Worms
  • News Switch Overwatch Players Can Now Team Up With Xbox, PlayStation And PC Heroes

    The cross-play beta has arrived

    Overwatch has made some massive announcements in recent times under the new game director Aaron Keller, and today sees the arrival of a long-awaited update: cross-play. Yes, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox and PC heroes can now play together. Just be mindful that it's still technically in beta. In order to participate in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Overwatch
    • Blizzard
    • Updates
    • Cross-Play

Tuesday22nd Jun 2021

  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Metroid Dread Special Edition And Samus & EMMI amiibo

    Dread the scalpers

    Update (22nd June): The amiibo 2-pack is back in stock at GAME again at the time of writing. Update (18th June): GAME in the UK has opened up preorders for the Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack and the Special Edition. Go go go! Update (17th June): Amazon UK has opened up pre-orders for

    • Guides
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Dark Fantasy Metroidvania Ender Lilies Launches On Switch Today

    Update: Make sure you update to Version 1.0.1

    Update (Tue 22nd Jun, 2021): Since its launch on Switch yesterday, the team behind Ender Lilies has warned players to make sure their game is updated to Version 1.0.1 before getting stuck in. If you play the game at Version 1.0.0, you might come across a game-breaking bug. Original Article (Mon 21st...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Player Combines Raft And Bike To Make A 'Motorboat'

    Hot-rodded frog

    Update: As noted in the comments (thanks, Tim_Vreeland), this Master Cycle Zero/Raft combo was previously discovered and tested some time ago by several intrepid BOTW players. We obviously missed it at the time, but we've embedded a popular example at the bottom of the article. Happy boatin'! Anyone who's ever played Zelda. Breath...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Guide Amazon Prime Day 2021 - Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Games, Consoles, Micro SD Cards And More

    Time to bag a bargain

    It's that magical time of the year again, Amazon Prime Day! This annual event returns to its mid-year summer slot in 2021 (it happened in October last year), and it features two days of deals for Amazon Prime members — hopefully with some juicy Nintendo bargains. Amazon Prime Day 2021 is on its second day now there are some...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • Prime Day
    • Guides
  • News Final Fantasy IX Is Being Turned Into An Animated Series

    Square Enix's classic RPG is back

    Square Enix's classic RPG Final Fantasy IX is being transformed into an animated series by the Paris-based Cyber Group Studios. The show will be aimed at younger audiences between ages 8-13. The goal is to begin production by the end of this year or the beginning of 2022, according to Cyber Group's CEO, Pierre...

    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Animation
  • Random Nintendo Customer Service Wins The Day With Sweet Response To Young Pokémon Fan

    "I hope you continue to have wonderful adventures with your Pokémon"

    We've seen a fair few stories like this over the years, where a young Nintendo sends in a letter to request a specific new game or to submit their own development idea and actually gets a response. Nintendo of America's Customer Service team seems to have the whole thing nailed...

    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Random
  • Review Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX - Vintage Sega Hero In Mediocre Remake

    Putting the sham in Roshambo

    We know we're risking the ire of several hundred very cross Sega Master System fans by saying this, but we have to be blunt — the original Alex Kidd in Miracle World, while inarguably an important and formative classic, is and always has been an exceptionally flawed game. Don't get us wrong, there's plenty to like and...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo To Give Forever Entertainment "Significant Financial Support" In New Publishing Deal

    "Several" Switch games are coming

    Forever Entertainment was responsible for last year's Panzer Dragoon remake. Forever Entertainment SA has announced a new publishing deal with Nintendo which will see the studio receive financial backing to launch "several" games on Switch. Details of the agreement have been shared in a new report filed today,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Forever Entertainment
    • Business
  • Review LEGO Builder's Journey - A Chill, Beautiful Building Experience

    New kid on the block

    As an adult, LEGO usually means a busy Sunday afternoon spent with a chunky manual, tons of tiny plastic bags, and liberal use of the brick separator tool, because you accidentally skipped ten steps and now the thing is stuck to the other thing and you tried to pry it off but your nails are too short and maybe you need to take a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • LEGO
  • News Hot Wheels' Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway Set Is Launching This Week

    And it's eight feet long!

    Remember the awesome looking Hot Wheels Mario Kart Rainbow Road Raceway Set that appeared a couple of months ago? Well, it looks like it's finally time for it to speed into stores. Originally expected to launch back in May, the set will now hit retail on 24th June – that's later this week! Its suggested retail price will...

    • Mario Kart
    • Toys
    • Merchandise
  • News Metroid Dread Is GameStop's Top Pre-Order Following E3 2021

    Let's go, Samus!

    For many Nintendo fans, the standout announcement at E3 this year was Metroid Dread - the first new entry in the original 2D Metroid series in 19 years. It seems to have everyone buzzing, and as a result - the base game, special edition and Samus & EMMI amiibo have been in high demand. With this in mind, video game retail giant...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Metroid
    • GameStop
    • North America
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog Minecraft DLC Brings Back Chao Garden

    & Knuckles

    It's Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th birthday tomorrow, which is pretty impressive, since it's around 8 times the usual lifespan of a hedgehog. But the big news isn't that Sonic is potentially immortal — it's that Sonic has been, er, "yeeted" into Minecraft. Yes, the video game character famous for turning into a sphere and collecting...

    • Sonic
    • DLC
    • Minecraft
  • News Switch Mobile App Will No Longer Support Splatoon 2's Online Lounge Feature

    Other features will "continue to be available"

    With Splatoon 3 due out in 2022, Nintendo appears to be winding down certain features tied to Splatoon 2. In a message over on its official support page, the company has announced the game's online lounge feature within the Nintendo Switch Online app will be discontinued as of 28th July this year:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
  • Random How Many Of These 175 Indie Games Can You Identify?

    Untitled Goose Game, Fez, Cuphead, A Hat In Time, Undertale, Among Us...

    We're loving how much attention indie games are getting lately. The E3 Wholesome Direct included almost 30 different indies coming to Switch, and the "Indie" tag on Nintendo Life is full of lovely games that are coming soon. In similar celebration of the diversity and talent...

    • Indie
    • Random
    • Art
  • Rumour EA Is Planning On Reviving An "Established IP"

    Official reveal expected next month

    Over the past few days, there's been a rumour circulating about how EA has plans to announce a new game based on an "established IP" at its upcoming live event next month. After the combined efforts of insiders and a number of websites, it seems the revival has been narrowed down to the sci-fi horror series, Dead...

    • Rumour
    • Electronic Arts
    • EA
    • Industry
  • Talking Point Our Favourites From E3 2021

    It's been one week since we watched E3

    You're probably tired of E3 coverage by now, and believe us, so are we. But it's been a week since Nintendo's Direct, and now that the dust has settled, it's time for us to pick our actual favourites rather than just following our adrenaline-fuelled gut feelings. Of course, this year was a little strange. In...

    • E3 2021
    • E3
    • Talking Point
    • Features
  • News Zelda: BOTW Sequel Was The "Most Talked About" E3 2021 Game On Twitter

    Linking fans together

    Metroid Dread might currently be out in front as the top-selling video game following E3, but over on the social media platform Twitter the conversation is apparently all about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In an official Twitter gaming wrap-up covering the first half of 2021, the platform revealed the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • E3
    • E3 2021
  • Random This Game Builder Garage Version Of VVVVVV Looks Almost Identical To The Real Thing

    A powerful tool in the right hands

    Game Builder Garage players have already been sharing plenty of impressive creations, but this latest project is perhaps the closest any has come to truly matching its original source material. Over on Twitter, @CarsonKompon has shared a look at their recreation of VVVVVV, a 2D

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
  • Video New LEGO Mario Trailer Shows 2-Player Mario And Luigi In Action

    And a whole lot of dancing

    Nintendo's dropped a new trailer for its LEGO Mario range, and we're now painfully aware that we've been playing with LEGO incorrectly all this time. The new clip shows off both the Mario and Luigi figures, demonstrating how the two can be used together by friends to bop along and interact with the same courses. We assume...

    • LEGO
    • Super Mario
    • Video
  • News Pokémon GO Is Getting Some Of Its Pre-COVID Features Back

    Thank you for waiting. We've restored your Pokémon to full health.

    In many countries, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been so successful that a significant proportion of the population is now considered safe. While many of us are using this opportunity to plan all sorts of travel and return to our pre-pandemic hobby of licking strangers, there's...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • News Yooka-Laylee Is Getting Its Own Tabletop Game And A Brand New Soundtrack

    Part of Limited Run's Game Decks set

    Playtonic Games has announced that Yooka-Laylee will soon be treated to its very own tabletop game courtesy of Limited Run Games' Game Decks series. The "chaotic" game has two to four players jumping into a new adventure with Yooka, Laylee, and a whole host of characters and collectables inspired by the video...

    • Board Games
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