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TodayTue, 22nd Sep 2020

  • Feature Jankenteam On Reviving Alex Kidd For A Whole New Generation Of Players

    "He's my little son"

    The first new Alex Kidd title since 1990's Alex Kidd in Shinobi World is coming to the Switch in 2021, and it's a fresh coat of paint for a franchise-defining Sega classic, in the form of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Remaking a game as widely-played and beloved as Miracle World raises all manner of challenges; how will it...

    • Features
    • Alex Kidd
    • Switch eShop
    • Interviews
  • Poll What's The Best 3D Sonic Game?

    Rate every 3D Sonic platformer on Nintendo systems

    The latter half of Nintendo's 2020 calendar may have focused on another video gaming titan's birthday, but Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary is fast approaching. SEGA celebrates its 60th anniversary this year — as well as the

    • Poll
    • SEGA
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • News In An Unusual Twist, Remothered: Broken Porcelain Will Now Launch Earlier Than Planned

    Well, that makes a nice change

    In an industry where delays have almost become the expected thing for new releases, indie publisher Modus Games has revealed that Remothered: Broken Porcelain will be doing the opposite, launching earlier than originally planned. Ah, that feels better. The game's original release date of 20th October has been...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Prepare To Get Comfy With These New Animal Crossing Cushions

    Bums on seats

    Animal Crossing fans will be delighted to hear that the Nintendo UK Store will soon be launching the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pastel Collection which will be arriving later this year. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you can register your interest here. While we wait to find out more about this collection, we can let you...

    • Deals
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Fall Update Is 'Around The Corner', Says Nintendo

    Bringing "spook-tacular tricks and treats!"

    It feels like it's been forever since we last heard about the promised fall update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but a new post from Nintendo's Canadian website gives us a small – and we mean, very small – update. The post details free updates heading to a selection of games in the near future,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News Sega Kicks Off 60th Anniversary Sale On Switch And 3DS (North America)

    Mario & Sonic, Hatsune Miku, SEGA AGES and more!

    Sega is now hosting a pretty mighty sale across both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS eShops in North America. The sale is celebrating the company's 60th anniversary, reducing the prices of titles like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Hatsune Miku: Project DIV

    • Sega
    • Nintendo Switch
    • 3DS
    • Sales
    • North America
  • Guide Nintendo Switch Games With Small Text: The Worst Offenders - How To Use Zoom On Switch

    Text-ual dysfunction

    One common issue with many Switch games — especially games ported from other platforms — is uncomfortably small on-screen text. Whether it's dialogue in a box, menu text, or the User Interface (UI), it can often be difficult to read on Nintendo's handheld hybrid console. It's not something that blights ported games...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
  • News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Is The UK's Third-Biggest Game Launch Of 2020

    And Nintendo's 15th biggest of all time

    As regular readers of the site will have already seen, Super Mario 3D All-Stars got off to a cracking start in the UK, jumping straight in at number one in its debut week. As it turns out, the game's early success was even bigger than we first thought. As reported by ReedPop's Christopher Dring, who has been...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • UK
  • News Thunderful Opens Its Own Store, Kicks Things Off With Limited Edition SteamWorld Goodies

    Products from Zoink, Image & Form and Rising Star

    Thunderful Publishing, the games publisher made up of Zoink Games, Image & Form, and Rising Star Games, has opened its very own online store. The store is set to feature limited-edition games and soundtracks, all pulled from its impressive library of games across its various development studios...

    • Thunderful
    • Merchandise
  • News Online Retailer Adds Mention Of 'Switch Pro Consoles', But Does It Mean Anything?

    Is a new hardware revision on the way?

    A major online retailer has updated its website to include mentions of Nintendo Switch and 'Nintendo Switch Pro' consoles. The retailer in question is MediaMarkt, a multinational retailing giant that operates across Europe. The mentions of a Switch Pro have been spotted on its Polish website and can be seen...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Hilarious Fight Crab Is Adding A Sword-Wielding Deer As DLC

    The deer from DEEEEER Simulator, no less

    As if the game needed to be any more bonkers, Fight Crab will soon be adding a whole new animal to purchase as DLC – deers. Yes, as part of a collaboration with DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game, the aptly named 'Deer' character will be trotting into the game this October. Players will be...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • Random Super Mario Sunshine Trick Lets You Safely Jump Off Those Pesky Bloopers

    No more Game Overs!

    Super Mario Sunshine is finally available to play on a modern console thanks to the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and just as it did in the early 2000s, it's absolutely doing everyone's head in. As those of you who have played the game will know, a number of levels feature moments that feel slightly unfair, with the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Random
  • Rumour Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Won't Be Coming To Switch After All, Says New Report

    At least not any time soon

    The heavily rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster release won't be coming to Nintendo Switch as previously expected, according to VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb. In a newly posted YouTube video, Grubb – known for his insider knowledge of the industry – briefly discusses the rumoured title, noting that Mass Effect is...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Video King Of Seas Gameplay Trailer Teases Pirate RPG Ship-Based Combat

    No, not Sea of Thieves

    A new trailer has been released for King of Seas, an action-RPG planned to launch on Switch this autumn. The video shows off some of the gameplay you can expect to enjoy when the game releases later this year, including quick glimpses of its all-important ship-based combat. It comes with the following description: King of...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Neo Geo Shmup Andro Dunos Is Getting A Switch-Based Sequel

    Coming this year, apparently

    Well, that was unexpected. Andro Dunos might not be at the top of your list of must-have side-scrolling blasters from the early '90s, but it's just been announced that it's getting a sequel, and it's coming to Switch. The original game launched on SNK's legendary Neo Geo system in 1992, with Visco Corporation handling...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Needs Someone To Fill A Spokesperson Role In Japan

    Have you got what it takes?

    Nintendo is a big company and is always looking for one person or another to fill a particular role. With this in mind, its Japanese website recently posted a new listing for a spokesperson, who would be based in Kyoto, Japan. Noticeably the position is seeking someone who will formulate and execute a "global" public...

    • Nintendo
    • Japan
  • News Ori 1 + 2 Getting Standard Physical Releases On Switch "Later This Year"

    Possibly by December

    Last week, Moon Studios' highly praised platform-adventure game Ori and the Will of the Wisps got a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch. A gorgeous collector's edition was also announced (containing both games was announced) by iam8bit, and it will set you back $150. If you don't want all the extra goodies, though, the good...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Did You Miss Out On The Super Mario Anniversary Pin Set? You're Not Alone

    So limited they're already gone

    During the Super Mario 35th Anniversary Direct earlier this month, Nintendo announced a special Mario pin set would be made available on My Nintendo in the US and Canada. Obviously, it's a limited supply thing and well, that's caused some drama. Nintendo recently ran its first wave, and according to multiple comments...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • My Nintendo
    • North America
  • Feature Which 1080p Portable Monitor Is Right For Your Nintendo Switch?

    Looking for a middle ground between handheld and TV?

    The highly portable nature of the Switch makes it a great system for those who are on the road a lot – not just because you can use the console's built-in 720p display for mobile gaming, but because it's also easy to carry around a second, external screen which bridges the gap between the...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Super Mario 3D All-Stars Wallpapers Are Now Available On My Nintendo (US)

    Celebrating 35 years

    My Nintendo in the US is offering two brand new themed wallpapers based on Super Mario 3D All-Stars. Of course, it's all part of Mario's 35th-anniversary celebrations. Both wallpapers are available for 50 platinum points each and can be downloaded in twelve different resolutions (desktop and mobile). Here's a look at each one:...

    • My Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • US
  • News Naughty Game Starring Princess Peach Hit With Nintendo Copyright Complaint

    After 8 years in development

    Nintendo has hit another fan-made game with a copyright takedown notice, although this title is quite different from the usual ones making headlines. Peach's Untold Tale by South American-based developer Ivan Aedler, is a free hentai-style parody adult game starring the Mushroom Kingdom's princess that's well...far from...

    • Princess Peach
    • Nintendo
    • Legal

YesterdayMon, 21st Sep 2020

  • Random Switch Owners Are Discovering Just How Frustrating Super Mario Sunshine Can Be

    "Miyamoto retire," says one player

    The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars serves as the perfect opportunity for younger gaming fans to experience classic Mario games for the first time, while also giving us older folk a chance to revisit some of our favourite titles. All three games in the release - Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Random
  • Random Forget The Switch, Super Mario 64 Has Been Ported To Dreamcast, PS2 And PS Vita

    The ports we REALLY wanted, right? Right?!

    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is available now on Switch, and it's a good time indeed. However, if you're of the opinion that Mario's 3D adventures should be available on even more consoles, then you'll be pleased to learn that industrious coders have converted the sublime Super Mario 64 to three non-Nintendo...

    • Random
    • Super Mario
    • Hacking
  • News Microsoft Has Just Bought Bethesda, Giving It Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls And Wolfenstein

    2020 sure is wild

    Update: Xbox boss Phil Spencer has confirmed that future Bethesda games will still come to other consoles on "a case by case basis" (thanks, Jason Schreier). Original Article: Microsoft has just purchased Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, giving it ownership of franchises such as DOOM, Wolfenstein, Elder...

    • Microsoft
    • Bethesda
    • Xbox
  • Talking Point Could Monster Hunter Rise Hint At New Switch Hardware On The Horizon?

    All just a little bit of history repeating?

    Friday 26th March 2021. The date that Monster Hunter Rise, a brand-new and bespoke entry in Capcom's beast-battling series, will be arriving on Nintendo Switch. It's not the only game to land that day — Balan Wonderworld is scheduled to drop on the last Friday in March, too — but Capcom's game is the...

    • Talking Point
    • Feature
    • Switch Pro
    • Monster Hunter
  • Rumour Advert Suggests Smash Ultimate's Next DLC Fighter Could Be Revealed By Early October

    And possibly playable, too?

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans believe that the game's next DLC fighter could be revealed as early as 4th October thanks to a newly-spotted advertisement. Twitter user @OnuaUlt has shared a photograph of a current advertisement seen in a Japanese 7-Eleven store. The advert is for Smash Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2,...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Reminder Bandai Namco's Summer Switch Sale Ends Today, Get Up To 84% Off (North America)

    Dragon Ball, Naruto, Ni no Kuni and more!

    Update: As a quick reminder, Bandai Namco's summer Switch sale is coming to an end today. You have until 11:59pm PT to pick up any of the deals listed below. Original Article (Wed 9th Sep, 2020 17:00 BST): If there's one thing you can regularly rely on, it's that Bandai Namco will eventually host another...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Bandai Namco
  • News Relive Nintendo's Glorious Past With This Game Boy: The Box Art Collection Book

    Update: Pre-orders open September 28th

    Update: Bitmap Books has confirmed that pre-orders will go live on the 28th September at 17:00 BST. Original Story [Wed 15th Jul, 2020 15:30 BST]: If you've been keeping up with our Box Art Brawl series, where we pit various game covers from different regions against each other to see which is the prettiest,...

    • Game Boy
    • Retro
    • Books
  • Review WWE 2K Battlegrounds - A Disappointingly Poor Wrestlefest

    We've Cena lot better than this

    The one-word catchphrase is a mythical achievement in professional wrestling. If you’re so well-loved by the fans that you can get a single word ‘over’ with the crowd – Ric Flair’s “woooooo”, Steve Austin’s “what”, Daniel Bryan’s “yes” – you’ve clearly earned legend status. In trying to...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Monster Hunter Rise To Receive Free Content After Launch, Targeting 30 FPS

    And other new details

    We may well be a few months away from the launch of the recently-revealed Monster Hunter Rise, but interesting details are already starting to appear online. YouTuber Arekkz Gaming has been gathering info on the title from Capcom Community Manager, Josh 'Socks' Dahdrai, and has shared several new facts about the game in a ne

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Site News Jon Cartwright Joins The Nintendo Life Video Team

    We're sure you'll make him feel welcome

    We're over the moon to announce that Jon Cartwright has joined Nintendo Life's video team. You might recognise Jon's lovely face and smooth voice from the YouTube channel GameXplain, as well as his consistently hilarious Twitter account, JonComms. Jon will be joining Alex and Zion as they continue to make...

    • Site News
    • Video
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe And Super Mario Party Double Pack Appears In The US

    Cheaper than buying individually

    A double pack release containing both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Party in one tasty bundle has appeared for Switch owners in the US. The bundle is available exclusively at Target, with pre-orders already open as we speak. It launches on 4th October and is priced at $99.99, meaning you're effectively saving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • US
  • News Monster Hunter Rise amiibo Will Be Exclusive To Specific Stores In North America And Europe

    Your choices are limited

    With two new Monster Hunter games coming to Switch next year, it's a pretty exciting time for fans of the series, and a brand new wave of amiibo make the deal even sweeter. As you may already know, we're being treated to new figures for Palamute, Magnamalo, and Palico, all of which unlock different special layered armour...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • amiibo
    • Monster Hunter
  • UK Charts Super Mario 3D All-Stars Goes Straight To Number One

    Was there ever any doubt?

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 19th September, revealing that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has triple-jumped its way to number one in its debut week. The game managed to overtake last week's number one Marvel's Avengers, leading a top ten which features no less than four Switch exclusives. The ever-present Animal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • UK
  • Review Bake 'n Switch - A Fine Multiplayer Adventure Which Needed Longer In The Oven

    Baking Bad

    When it comes to the simple pleasures in life, few things can ever beat a good meal. We’ve seen cooking factor into various games by now, often as a side mechanic, but increasingly becoming that experience’s core focus. Developed by Streamline Games, we now find Bake ‘n Switch arriving on Switch, described as a “violently cute...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video The World Ends With You's Upcoming Anime Series Gets A New Trailer

    Launching internationally next year

    A new trailer has been released for The World Ends With You: The Animation, a new, upcoming anime series based on the video game. As you may know already, the show will be based on the original Nintendo DS title from 2007, with members of the original development team returning to bring the story to life. A...

    • Anime
    • Square Enix
    • Video

Sunday20th Sep 2020

  • News Dataminer Shares New Details About The Emulation In Super Mario 3D All-Stars

    "Perhaps a sign of more to come?"

    In the short time-frame since the leak and release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, dataminers have been discovering more and more about this 35th-anniversary collection each day. The latest finding once again comes from OatmealDome. This time, they believe they've uncovered additional "GPU features" in the GameCube...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii
    • GameCube
  • Review Hades - A Heavenly Trip Into Hell That's Utterly Essential For All Switch Owners

    The Devil is in the detail

    Hell. We're all going there. There's absolutely no two ways about it. What? You really thought you'd get to spend your life on earth mouthing off like that on the internet sans reprisal? Come on now, mate, accept your fate and grow up. However, before we all head off to roast for eternity in the fires of the forever abyss,...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Video The Problem With The Super Mario 3D All-Stars Release

    "It's bad business"

    What do Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35 and Jump Rope Challenge all have in common? They're all limited-time releases and well...according to our very own American-based video producer Zion Grassl, it's bad for everyone. Heck, even The Legend of Zeld

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
  • News Nintendo Currently Has "No Plans" To End Online Services For The 3DS

    Online play and the eShop will "continue to be available"

    Earlier this week, Nintendo confirmed the production of its mighty 3DS line had been officially discontinued. It brings an end to all six models in the 3DS family – the 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS, New 3DS XL, 2DS and New 2DS XL. Fortunately, there's still some life left in this system. In a...

    • 3DS
    • 3DS eShop
    • Nintendo
  • News Monster Hunter Stories Is The Best-Selling 3DS Game On Amazon Right Now

    It's amazing what a sequel can do

    Capcom surprised Nintendo fans this week with not one but two brand new Monster Hunter games. The second title, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, will be released on the Switch in 2021 and is a follow-up to the original 2016 3DS entry. This announcement is now seemingly fueling sales of the original M

    • 3DS
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
    • Amazon
    • US
  • Anniversary Pokémon Black And White Are Now 10 Years Old

    We're ready to return to Unova

    This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Pokémon Black and White on the Nintendo DS (aka the fifth generation of Pokémon games). Both titles were originally released on 18th September 2010 in Japan - with the western launch following in March 2011. These entries were some of the top-selling games on the DS,...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo DS
    • DS
    • Anniversaries
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #60 - Metroid: Other M

    Another M

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, the weekly series where we pit regional box art variants against each other in a fight for your approval. Last week the fastest thing alive dropped into the brawl with the seminal Sonic 2 for Genesis / Mega Drive. In a close battle between the three regions, it was ultimately North America who triumphed, with...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo
  • Feature The Story Of Virtual Tank, A Lost Virtual Boy Successor To Atari's Battlezone

    "We were really surprised at the speed that the platform died"

    We've pleased to present a chapter from Bitmap Books' excellent The Games That Weren't, which looks at an unreleased Virtual Boy title that aimed to emulate the success of Atari's Battlezone – but sadly never saw the light of day. Nintendo helped rejuvenate the games industry after...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • Virtual Boy
  • Mini Review Mini Motor Racing X - A Bite-Sized Appetiser Between Rounds Of Mario Kart

    Mini by name, mini by nature

    It takes an awful lot for a racing game to stand out from the crowd these days. With so many options available, from realistic sims like GRID Autosport to, well, Mario Kart, there’s pretty much something for everyone. Mini Motor Racing X is a fine arcade racer with smooth gameplay and decent graphics, but it just...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop

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