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  • News Nightdive Studios Delays Its Enhanced Edition Of Blade Runner

    Release date now "TBD"

    Nightdive Studios has confirmed Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms. In an interview with our friends over at Eurogamer, Nightdive's CEO Stephen Kick said the launch date was now "TBD". "There have been some obstacles we've had to overcome in terms of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout - Bland, Forgettable Saturday Morning Fare

    G.I. No

    There was a huge red flag right from the off, when G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout had not been accurately renamed Action Force: Operation Blackout for a British audience. We don’t want to be reminded of the incredibly crap films, we want to be reminded of the brilliant IPC comic Battle, and its Action Force strips that eventually spun off...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News A New Drawn To Life Game Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Two realms, one game

    Remember the action-adventure platform series Drawn to Life during the Wii and DS generation? If you don't, we'll forgive you, as it's obviously been quite some time since we last heard about it. For anyone who did enjoy this series back in its prime, the good news is it appears to be returning. According to Gematsu, the Taiwan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ratings
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 24th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are at the end of another week, which this time brought us a seriously hot take on Nintendo's business practices, a Super Mario Bros. 35 bombshell, and the announcement of an iconic

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Of Course Scalpers Are Already Listing Fire Emblem's 30th Anniversary Edition

    Not again!

    This week, Nintendo announced it would be bringing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light to the west for the first time ever. The catch - because there's always one - is that it'll be another "limited-time" release and will only be available on the Switch eShop until 31st March 2021. Alongside this, Nintendo is offering a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News SuperData: 3D All-Stars Is Now The Biggest Digital Launch For A Mario Game On Nintendo Switch

    High demand, limited release

    Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21's digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever. Now, according to SuperData's monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
  • Random Not Everyone Is Happy With Cadence Of Hyrule's Interior Artwork

    What does it look like in your own region?

    If you've got full artwork inside your Cadence of Hyrule Switch game case, consider yourself lucky, as fans of the game in certain regions around the world have opened up their latest physical purchase to discover it's a completely blank canvas. One individual, located in Spain, was nice enough to upload...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda

Friday23rd Oct 2020

  • News "Nintendo Isn't That Smart": Pachter Says Nintendo Should Scrap Switch And 'Only Have Switch Lite'

    "Who cares? Play it as a handheld"

    If you were to ask anyone to explain the benefits of owning a Nintendo Switch, we'd argue most would demonstrate the console's ability to 'switch' between handheld and docked play. It's the entire selling point of the system after all, and having a console be so versatile can only be a good thing, right? Wrong –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Michael Pachter
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield - All Ash’s Pikachu Codes

    How to get all eight of Ash's Pikachu in Sword and Shield

    To celebrate the upcoming release of The Crown Tundra, the second piece of DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield, players can now get their hands on multiple versions of Ash's Pikachu – a variant of the cuddly critter that's wearing Ash Ketchum's hat from the anime series. All of Ash's various...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Is Permanently Reducing The Price Of Switch Joy-Con

    Update: Now confirmed for North America

    Update: Nintendo has now confirmed that the Joy-Con price drop will also come to North America. Just like Japan, the discount only applies to single Joy-Con purchases. The single Joy-Con products below will be reduced from $49.99 to $39.99 starting from 9th November. While this is a welcome change, it's worth...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Review Pokémon Sword & Shield - The Crown Tundra - Great New DLC Marred By Decades-Old Design

    Cold Pokémon go brrr

    Pokémon Sword & Shield is now finally complete with the release of The Crown Tundra, the second part of the DLC pass to go alongside The Isle of Armor. But how does it stack up compared to its great – if inconsistent – main game? Well, we'll tell you, because we’re nice like that. We have to be honest, our first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Do You Play Your Switch More In Docked Or Handheld Mode?

    Analyse this

    Earlier today you may have caught the latest quote from a certain well-known analyst suggesting that Nintendo would do well to scrap the standard Switch entirely and concentrate on the handheld-only Switch Lite model. We (and most industry onlookers, we'd wager) would argue that the console's namesake hybrid nature is its greatest...

    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra DLC Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Version 1.3.0 has arrived

    Pokémon Sword and Shield's second piece of DLC, The Crown Tundra, is now available on the Nintendo Switch. As previously noted, this extra content includes a new adventure, the chance to catch legendary pocket monsters from past generations, new Pokémon, a new Galarian Star Tournament, a new way to battle and much more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Review Pumpkin Jack - The Perfect Platforming Treat For The Spooky Season

    Tonnes of skele-fun

    We don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year. Autumn is in full force, supermarkets are littered with skeletons and pumpkins, and it’s possibly the only time of year where it’s acceptable to watch The Exorcist on repeat while gorging on Toblerone (although you'll forgive us if that's been...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery Lots Of Gorgeous Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Screenshots Appear

    Ahead of its launch next month

    We're now less than a month away from the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on Nintendo Switch, and plenty of lovely screenshots have been shared ahead of the big day. The images below come courtesy of 4Gamer, and show off lots of the game's main cast, stunning scenery, some of the attacks you'll be able to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Gallery
  • News Pokémon HOME Update Out Now, Adds Crown Tundra DLC Compatibility

    Download it today!

    The cloud and storage service Pokémon HOME has today been updated to version 1.2.0 on Nintendo Switch and version 1.3.0 on mobile devices. Most notably, this update adds compatibility with part two of Pokémon Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass, addresses some other issues and much more. Below are the full patch notes: - Added...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • News Transformers: Battlegrounds Is Out Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    Autobots vs Decepticons

    Today sees the launch of Bandai Namco and Outright Games' Transformers: Battlegrounds on Nintendo Switch, and a brand new trailer has been released to celebrate. Developed by UK team Coatsink, the game throws players into "intense" tactical combat and tells an original story within the Transformers universe. We were also...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Thanks Fire Emblem, Mother 3 Is Now Trending On Social Media (Again)

    "Lucas can’t take much more"

    Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced it would be localising the original entry in the Fire Emblem series for the first time ever. Yes, that's right, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will be released on the Switch eShop this year on 4th December. As happy as everyone is about...

    • Random
    • Mother
    • EarthBound
    • Fire Emblem
  • Feature We've Had Tetris 99 And Mario 35... So, What's The Next Nintendo Battle Royale?

    99 Links drop onto an Eventide Island...

    The recent arrival of Super Mario Bros. 35 as the second Battle Royale-inspired online multiplayer experience to come following the excellent Tetris 99 poses the question of what other classic Nintendo franchises could be given similar treatment. As enticements to sign up for the Nintendo Switch Online...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Apex Legends' Switch Version Has Been Delayed

    "We don’t want to rush anything out"

    EA and developer Respawn Entertainment have announced that Apex Legends has been delayed on Nintendo Switch. The game was originally planned to launch on the console this fall alongside its release on Steam (which will be happening on 4th November), but has sadly been pushed back to next year. Chad Grenier,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video First 4 Figures Unboxes Its Stunning Varia Suit Samus Statue

    It's just mindbogglingly beautiful

    Expensive-but-fantastic statue maker First 4 Figures has shared an unboxing video of its delightful Varia Suit Samus figure. Available as a standard edition or a super fancy Exclusive edition that includes LED lights, the figure has entered its 'last chance to pre-order' stage on First 4 Figures' website. The...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • Reminder Cadence Of Hyrule's Physical Edition With All DLC Included Launches Today

    Are you getting it?

    Just in case it had slipped your mind, here's your friendly reminder that a lovely physical Zelda game is out today! Yes, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda's physical release with all DLC included is now available. If you haven't already bought the game digitally, this is a fantastic way...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Review GONNER2 - Another Way To Die In An Increasingly Crowded Genre

    I live, I die, I die some more

    It’s been three years since GoNNER dropped on Switch, a game we thought pretty highly of. Bringing us a challenging 2D platformer with rogue-like mechanics, it told the story of Ikk, our altruistic blob-like hero that set out to help a land-bound whale called Sally. Placing us in a series of procedurally generated...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Even Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Is Getting A Battle Royale Game

    Don't worry, you can play normally too

    Launching on Switch next week in Europe – and a little later in North America – is a video game adaptation of the hit TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It has all your favourite things from the show, like tough questions, lifelines, and lots of money to be won, but it also has a battle royale mode?...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Test Your Nintendo Knowledge With This New Video Series

    Know your Min Mins from your Minccinos?

    Think you know everything there is to know about Nintendo? Want to prove that to yourself and the rest of the Nintendo Life community? Then get stuck into these new videos. Nintendo has started a brand new video series titled 'Do You Know Your Nintendo?', with four episodes available to view on YouTube at the...

    • Nintendo
    • Random
  • News Step Aside FIFA, Soccer Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives This Week

    Meet the "father" of all football games

    Before EA's annual FIFA releases, there was a Nintendo title known as Soccer. It didn't include card packs, online play, or even in-game ads - instead it was a simple but "exciting" take on the beautiful game starring a bunch of international teams. This week the classic football game joins Hamster Corp's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
  • News Lonely Mountains: Downhill DLC Adds The Game's Biggest Mountain Yet And New Challenges

    With added thunderstorms and volcano

    The first paid DLC for Lonely Mountains: Downhill is now available on Nintendo Switch, celebrating a major milestone for the game with some very welcome new content. Called 'Eldfjall Island', the DLC adds brand new challenges across four trails, with new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories to unlock along the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Dragon Marked For Death Gets New Quests, Character Adjustments And More In Huge Update

    Here are the full patch notes

    2D side-scrolling action RPG Dragon Marked for Death has received a mighty update on Switch and other platforms, adding new Level 120 quests, character adjustments for all playable characters, equipment and item adjustments and more. We have the full patch notes for you below, but we'll warn you now that this is a big...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

Thursday22nd Oct 2020

  • News Nintendo Discounts Three Major Mario Games On Switch For A Limited Time (Europe)

    33% off three Mario hits!

    As part of Nintendo's ongoing Super Mario 35th Anniversary celebrations, a small selection of Mario hits are currently reduced on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe. As you'll likely be aware, it's not all that often that Nintendo-published games get discounted, so if you're still to pick up any of the three titles below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News The Original Fire Emblem Is Coming To The West For The First Time Ever On Switch

    But it'll only be available for a limited time

    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, the very first game in the Fire Emblem series, will launch in the west for the first time as a rerelease on Nintendo Switch. The 8-bit game, previously exclusive to the Famicom in Japan, will launch in the US and Europe on the Nintendo Switch eShop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Outer Worlds On Switch Has Been Updated To Version 1.2

    Visual changes and more...

    Update (Thu 22nd Oct, 2020 01:30 BST): The long-awaited patch for The Outer Worlds is finally here. It bumps the game up to version 1.2 and includes a bunch of features, changes and fixes. Below are the full patch notes from the official game site: The next time you launch The Outer Worlds on your Nintendo Switch, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Patch
  • News Minecraft Steve's Meat Gets The Chop In Smash Bros.

    Nintendo must have had some 'meat-ings'...

    It's official - Steve's win screen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been slightly adjusted as of update 9.0.1. Last week, the internet couldn't help but notice how the Minecraft character's steak looked like something else...and well, it seems Nintendo has decided to adjust this animation in the latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Polls
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 9.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Fixes, fixes and more fixes

    Nintendo's latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was announced yesterday, is now live. This minor update bumps the game up to version 9.0.1 and fixes multiple issues linked to the new DLC fighters from Minecraft. Opponents will no longer fall through the stage when these characters create a block in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • Random Here's How Microsoft's Phil Spencer Reacted To Minecraft Steve's Smash Bros. Meat

    "[long pause] Yeah. Who did that?"

    You probably know the story by now, but when Minecraft's Steve joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster earlier this month, fans quickly discovered that his victory screen contained a very unfortunate bit of meat placement. It quickly did the rounds on social media and became one of the biggest gaming stories...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Minecraft
    • Random
  • Poll Rate Your Favourite Wii Games

    Help us assemble the top 50 Wii games ever

    Next year will be the fifteenth anniversary of the humble Nintendo Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. It was a brilliantly compact piece of hardware (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) which hosted a huge library of fantastic titles...

    • Poll
    • Wii
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
  • Hands On Immortals: Fenyx Rising Could Be The Switch Adventure You Need This Holiday

    A Greek Mythological take on the Breath of the Wild formula

    Last year at E3, the world was given the first look at a brand new, animated adventure from Ubisoft named Gods & Monsters, and after a year's worth of radio silence, we were finally treated to our first look at gameplay, along with a new take-it-or-leave it name, Immortals: Fenyx...

    • Hands On
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Immortals Fenyx Rising
    • Ubisoft
  • News Early Build Of Pokémon Sword Allegedly Leaked Online

    Out in the wild

    Earlier this year, Nintendo was on the receiving end of a massive source code leak. Since then, we've heard and discovered all sorts of things about the company's older video games and hardware. The leaks haven't stopped, either. In the latest development, there's now been another Pokémon one, but this time it's rather different as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Review MindSeize - Slick Mega Man Zero-Style Action Jammed Into A Metroidvania

    Nothing to Seize at

    When it’s in full flow, MindSeize has the flair and feel of Mega Man Zero. And believe us, that’s not something we’d say lightly, considering that Capcom’s beloved handheld series remains at the apex of 2D action gameplay. There’s a similarity in certain aspects of the game’s design, but mostly in its mechanics and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop

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