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TodaySun, 15th Sep 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #8 - Metal Gear

    Not yet on Solids

    Welcome to the eighth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where we throw a trio of regional retro box arts into a weapon-filled pit to see which one scrambles out victorious, though covered in blood and spittle. This chap looks familiar... Last time we saw three Star Foxes dogfighting over Corneria and a week later we can confirm...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Metal Gear
  • Hardware Review The Terraonion Mega SD Is A Truly Next-Gen Flash Cartridge

    Carts and CDs, all on one device

    Love them or loathe them, flash cartridges are here to stay. From their early origins as a basic means of loading up ROMs on authentic hardware, we've seen these often misunderstood products grow in both scope and stature – and Terraonion's Mega SD could perhaps be considered the zenith of the conc

    • Features
    • Hardware Review
    • Sega
  • News Undertale Songs Are Being Added To Taiko no Tatsujin As Paid DLC

    Another crossover

    Undertale fans got quite a surprise not long ago when Sans was revealed as a DLC outfit for the Mii Fighter (Gunner) in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. And now, just weeks later, Bandai Namco has announced three Undertale tracks will be added to its rhythm-based drumming game, Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version. These three...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
    • Bandai Namco
    • Undertale
  • News Billy Mitchell Threatens To Take Legal Action Against High-Score Sanctioning Bodies

    The King of Kong wants his crown back

    The one and only Billy Mitchell – best known for claiming high-scores in arcade games like Donkey Kong and then being officially stripped of the records – is reportedly threatening to take legal action against the sanctioning bodies Twin Galaxies and Guinness World Records. Polygon reveals Mitchell's...

    • Billy Mitchell
    • Donkey Kong
    • Twin Galaxies
    • Guinness World Records
    • Legal
  • News Ubisoft Won't Be Moving Away From Open-World Game Design Anytime Soon

    Top priority

    During an interview with GameIndustry.biz recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot spoke about how the company wanted to expand on its open-world game design, present in series such as Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs and even the recent release Starlink: Battle for Atlas. He was asked if there was any chance a game series like Assassin's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Yves Guillemot
    • Industry
  • News Mega Man Producer Reconfirms The Next Major Entry In The Series Is On The Way

    More Mega

    Last November, Mega Man 11 producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya spoke to the fansite Rockman Corner and said how he would love for "even more players" to give the newest entry a try – raising some minor concerns about the future of the series and how it was performing in terms of sales. Not long after this, Tsuchiya eased any worries by stating...

    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
    • Kazuhiro Tsuchiya
  • News Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Confirmed For The West

    More information to be revealed soon

    Yesterday, during a special stage event at the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo announced the Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack for the Switch and multiple other platforms. If the title wasn't already enough of a hint, this upcoming release will include the following three games: Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hamster Is Bringing Balloon Fight, VS. Castlevania And More To Switch eShop

    Retro revival

    If you love playing retro games on your Nintendo Switch, you've probably tried out at least one of Hamster's games from its Arcade Archives collection over the past few years. The series does a wonderful job faithfully reproducing classic arcade experiences and enhances this era of gaming with a number of modern features. At the Tokyo...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hamster
    • Arcade Archives
  • Video Contra: Rogue Corps Has A Demo And It Isn't Co-Op

    Save the Damned City

    A few days ago, Konami released a demo for Contra: Rogue Corps on the Switch eShop to give fans a taste of the action prior to the full game's release on 26th September. After giving this latest entry in the series a bit of a hard time earlier this month, our American-b

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami

YesterdaySat, 14th Sep 2019

  • Feature Best GameCube Games

    As ranked by you lovely people

    The Nintendo GameCube is eighteen years old today! In honour of reaching this prestigious milestone (which now enables it to enter pubs and watch a whole range of naughty movies in the UK), we asked Nintendo Life readers to score their favourite GameCube games. The results have now been assembled into the list of 50...

    • Features
    • Best Games
    • GameCube
    • Retro
    • Top 50
  • News Square Enix Is Releasing A Game Boy Color Dragon Quest Game On Switch eShop

    Arrives in Japan next week

    Following on from the news it would release the original three Dragon Quest games on the Switch, Square Enix has now announced Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland Retro is coming to the Switch eShop next week in Japan. This is the very first entry in the spin-off series and was compared to the Pokémon games at the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Game Boy Color
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • Review Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition - A Pure Work Of Magic

    A Switch port that Bellegar's belief

    Divinity: Original Sin 2 begins with your character, a 'Sourcerer', facing a pretty difficult decision when the ship transporting them to the Divine Order-controlled prison island of Fort Joy is attacked by a huge Voidwoken Kraken and left floundering. You fight your way to the upper deck and, upon arriving at...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Hardware Classics Nintendo GameCube

    Indigo, Spice and all things nice

    To celebrate its 18th birthday, we take a look back at Nintendo’s little box of tricks... In many ways, the GameCube was a console out of time, arguably arriving too late (or perhaps too early) to realise its true potential. We can look back now and appreciate its quirks, admire its design and excellent software...

    • Hardware Classics
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
    • GameCube
    • Features
  • Random Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Is About Video Games, So Don't Expect Goku Or Iron Man

    Masahiro Sakurai reiterates the guidelines

    The latest Super Smash Bros. game for the Switch is the ultimate entry in the series. It brings together a roster of fighters that most fans have dreamed of for many years now. Sonic against Mario - sure! Rare's Banjo-Kazooie up against Ryu from Street Fighter - no problem! Despite a seemingly unlimited...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • Goku
  • News Hand Cramps Won't Be A Problem With This New Switch Lite Grip Case

    Grip this

    As brilliant as the Switch Joy-Con is, it's flat on both sides, overly small when paired up with certain hands and can result in some serious cramps after prolonged sessions on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (trust us, we know). Much more comfortable options include the Pro Controller and even the GameCube pad. Although we...

    • Nintendo Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • Video Totaka's Song Returns In Link's Awakening On The Nintendo Switch

    Have a listen

    You've likely heard how the Japanese composer Kazumi Totaka is known for slipping a short melody into almost every Nintendo game he has worked on. "Totaka's Song" was originally discovered by western players in Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo, but had in fact made its debut in the Japan-only Game Boy title X, released weeks earlier...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
  • News "No Additional Downloads Required" For Physical Version Of Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

    Thanks, Capcom

    Like many other Switch releases, one question that's frequently been asked since Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection was announced for Nintendo's hybrid system was if the retail release would include all of the content on the game card. The good news is everything will be included on the one game cartridge. That's all six of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • Mega Man
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (September 14th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Yet another week has flown by, this time full of Switch controller LED light revelations and stories of what might just be the very first time anyone has managed to reach the Switch's maximum playtime for a single game. We're feeling more than ready to sit down for some gaming over the weekend, and as usual,...

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

Friday13th Sep 2019

  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Patch Revises Sensitive Dialogue

    Text altered in latest update

    Earlier this week, Nintendo released a patch for Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Nintendo Switch. You can check out the full patch notes here if you're interested (the change of voice actor for Male Byleth was one of the bigger stories to come from it), but fans have spotted something that wasn't clearly

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
  • Guide Which Switch Games Are Not Compatible With Nintendo Switch Lite?

    The games you can't play without Joy-Con Controllers

    The brand-spanking new, portable-only version of Switch offers a cheaper way of jumping on the Switch train with a focus on handheld play which makes it a true replacement for Nintendo 3DS. However, it's important to remember that Switch Lite does not support Docked Mode and will not output to...

    • Guides
    • Switch Lite
    • Joy-Con
    • Pro Controller
  • News Switch Online Members Will Soon Be Able To Trade-In Individual Plans Towards A Family Deal

    Get a discount on family memberships

    Nintendo has revealed a new option for Switch Online subscribers which will allow individual members to score discounts on a family plan. Coming into effect from 1st October, anyone who has an Individual Membership to the service will be able to trade-in the remaining days left on their deal towards a discount...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Super Nintendo World To "Redefine" Theme Parks With Wristband That Connects To Your Console

    Opening in Japan next year

    The Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts Tom Williams recently shared new information about Super Nintendo World – coming to Universal parks around the world – at Comcast's 2019 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference. The first version of the Nintendo-themed park, at Universal Studios Japan,...

    • Nintendo
    • Universal
    • Mario
    • Japan
  • News Official Sword And Shield Website Teases New Pokémon With Glitching Image

    See it for yourself

    We've been introduced to a fair few of the new Pokémon we can expect to meet in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but it looks like the latest reveal is just around the corner. The official Pokémon Sword and Shield

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review F-Zero - The Game That Sold Us Mode 7

    What a way to launch a console

    Now that SNES games are available on Nintendo Switch Online, we've decided to revisit each of them in a fresh review. Expect to see updated reviews for all of the titles currently available over the next few weeks. At their very core, futuristic racing games should have visual flair, and there was already an early...

    • Reviews
    • SNES
    • F-Zero
  • Review The Sinking City - A Solid Port For This Lovecraftian Detective Mystery

    The Cthulhu mysteries

    Despite being a writer whose work has divided so many - especially when it comes to the legacy of his problematic views and the running theme of ‘otherness’ in his poems and prose - HP Lovecraft remains the go-to inspiration for anything remotely Gothic or tinged with thoughts of mania and delirium. Naturally, it's only...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The Sinking City
  • News Ring Fit Adventure File Size Revealed, Download Code Version Also Available

    Small in size

    Now that Nintendo has revealed its latest game Ring Fit Adventure to the world, finer details about how it will be distributed are beginning to emerge. On the My Nintendo Store in Japan, a special digital version of the game has been discovered. It will still come with the Ring-Con and Leg Strap but instead of a physical copy of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • Feature Twirlbound On Pine's Open World And The Inevitable Zelda Comparisons

    "Our game world and game structure is vastly different"

    Now confirmed to arrive on Switch on 10th October, open world adventure Pine puts you in control of a young human named Hue and pits you against tribes and animals in an emergent simulation where territory is constantly shifting, survival is a struggle and there's always something new to...

    • Features
    • Pine
    • Twirlbound
    • Interviews
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Astral Chain Was One Of The Best-Selling Games Of August In The United States

    Fire Emblem had the best Switch software sales overall

    August wasn't the best month for the video game industry in America, with software sales falling to their lowest since 1998 according to NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella. Despite this, Nintendo still had a good run and the Switch was once again the best-selling hardware system as well as the only...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • North America
    • Astral Chain
  • Poll Daemon X Machina Is Out Today, Are You Getting It?

    A must-buy, or has the hype fallen away?

    Today sees the launch of Daemon X Machina, which has perhaps unintentionally become of the most intriguing Switch releases this year. We say that because the last few months have been quite the rollercoaster for the game and developer Marvelous Entertainment. Back in February, a demo was released with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Poll
  • News Nicalis Investigation Reveals Tales Of Ghosting, Slurs And Mistreatment Of Staff

    "It’s a small industry. Actions have consequences"

    Nicalis is a company that will need no introduction to Nintendo fans. It has been responsible for bringing some amazing titles to Wii, 3DS, Wii U and Switch, including Cave Story+, Blade Strangers, Crystal Crisis, Ikaruga, VVVVVV,

    • Nicalis
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Dominates The Japan Game Awards 2019

    Here are all the winners

    This week plays host to the Japan Game Awards, an awards ceremony which celebrates the Japanese gaming industry's biggest and brightest stars and international hits, too. The full lineup of this year's Game of the Year awards has now been revealed, as well as the ceremony's prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade and...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • Japan
    • Japan Game Awards
  • News Save The Damned City In The Contra: Rogue Corps Switch Demo

    Full game arrives later this month

    In June, Konami revealed Contra: Rogue Corps – a new entry in the beloved run and gun shmup series that offers a top-down isometric view of the action and even a panda bear. If you're still not sure about whether this latest entry in the series is right for you, the Japanese publisher and developer has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo
    • Contra
  • Hands On Overland Is A Game Where You Don't Always Get To Save The Dog

    "We broke most strategy game rules"

    Overland has been in development for a long time now. Developer Finji – which began life back in 2006 when it was founded by Adam and Rebekah Saltsman – has been involved in several major releases over the years, including (deep breath) Canabalt, Gravity Hook, Hundreds, Feist, Panoramical, Runaway Toad and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Hands On
    • PAX
    • Features
  • News BurgerTime Party! Reimagines The Arcade Classic For Nintendo Switch This October

    Anyone else feeling hungry?

    Marvelous Europe has revealed that BurgerTime Party! will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch on 8th October. The game is a reimagining of DATA EAST's 1982 arcade game BurgerTime, which actually found its way to NES back in the day. This new release throws players into another course of food-based puzzle...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Anniversary The Original Super Mario Bros. Launched On NES 34 Years Ago Today

    Feeling old yet?

    The original Super Mario Bros., one of the most celebrated and adored video games in history, was first released 34 years ago today, on 13th September 1985. It was on this day that the game launched for Nintendo's Famicom console in Japan, a system which would soon go on to release as the NES or 'Nintendo Entertainment System'...

    • Super Mario
    • NES
    • Anniversary
  • Video Mario Kart Tour Gets A Real Life Commercial Featuring Toad

    Tokyo is under construction

    Nintendo really wants Mario Kart Tour on mobile to be a success when it launches later this month. In order to ensure it takes the lead on the mobile charts when it does arrive, the company has been promoting the game via social media with regular updates about the items, modes, and characters in the game. Now, in an...

    • Video
    • Nintendo
    • Mobile
    • Mario Kart Tour
  • News Carry Your Nintendo Switch Lite In This Fetching Pokémon Sword And Shield Bag

    Looking groovy with Grookey

    We know exactly what it's like to look fresh, hip, and down with the cool kids of today (we really don't), so you may or may not want to trust us when we say that this new Pokémon Switch Lite accessory is a must-have. Jokes aside, this new product will, of course, be a great pick for any Pokémon fans who like its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Switch Lite
    • Accessories
  • News Shakedown: Hawaii Launches On 3DS eShop This Month, Includes The "Full Tank" Update

    And much more new content

    Possibly one of the last major releases for the 3DS is Shakedown: Hawaii from Vblank Entertainment. After years of waiting for this game to arrive on the system, a release date has finally been confirmed. This follow-up to Retro City Rampage will be made available for all 3DS and 2DS systems on 19th September in North...

    • 3DS eShop
    • 3DS
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News PQube Details New Features In Cat Quest II, A Co-Op Open-World RPG Coming To Switch

    More content, more players!

    We're getting closer and closer to the launch of Cat Quest II - it's out on Steam in a couple of weeks' time, with a Switch launch coming in "autumn" - and PQube has today shared a short list of new features that will be present in the game. You see, this open-world RPG adventure is a sequel to Cat Quest, which launched...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop

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