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  • News Retrieve Lost Memories In Headspun On Switch Later In August

    Rebuild Cortex

    If you're looking for something a little different to play on your Switch, Wales Interactive's next project might just be the perfect thing. We've got a trailer just above these little words here for you to watch, but bear in mind there's some mild profanity to endure. As part of a collaboration with developer Superstring, the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News DOOM Eternal Will Keep You Decimating Demons For Up To 22 Hours

    Raze hell

    If the original conversion of DOOM for the Nintendo Switch is anything to go by (as well as the Wolfenstein ports that fulfil a similar ideal), then DOOM Eternal should be a seriously saucy romp through Hell and back, and what's more you could be doing so for up to 22 hours. In an interview with QconForums.com, Id Software's Marty...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • DOOM
  • News Preorder Zelda: Link's Awakening In Europe And Nab Double Gold Points

    Build your own cave and save

    Nintendo of Europe has announced that not only are preorders now open for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch, but if you do fancy buying it in advance from the European eShop you'll get double the usual Gold Points to spend however you wish (within reason). NOE has the tweetails: If you want to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Europe
    • Zelda
  • Video The Latest Pokémon Sword And Shield Video Shows A Railway Town Up Close & Personal

    Choo choo, Mothim-Furrets

    As the Gamescom event gets underway in Germany, we're getting all sorts of lovely video game news. Not to be left out Game Freak's Director of Pokémon Sword and Shield Shigeru Ohmori is featured in a video which shows off a bit more of the game to eager Pokémon fans. In the video Ohmori-san takes us on tour of a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Videos
    • Pokémon
  • News Crikey, This Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Theme Music Is Infectious

    Banana Fritters for dinner

    It's fair to say that some modern video games can often be a bit of a gloomy affair, with serious undertones and lots of shades of brown and grey in the textures. Good-old SEGA are keen to bring back the more colourful arcade days with Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD of course, and it's got a ridiculously upbeat...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Music
  • News Ghostrunner Brings Cyberpunk Parkour Action To Switch Next Year

    Are you the Keymaster?

    If you've been hankering for a bit of Mirror's Edge-style parkour action on the Switch, then Ghostrunner looks like it will be worth keeping your eye on. In this first-person action game from developer One More Level, you'll be wall-running like a boss with your electric knife taking down anyone who stands in your way in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video New Windjammers 2 Trailer Introduces Two New Characters

    This ain't your grandma's air hockey

    Windjammers is a series that has a special place in many olde-timey retro-minds, and for good reason. Its particular brand of high-octane and frankly ludicrous air hockey-like gameplay is uncommon to say the least, and with the impending arrival of Windjammers 2 the nostalgia glands of many are fit to burst. So...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Gamescom
  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Nintendo Switch Lite

    Update: Nintendo UK Store pre-orders added

    If you're hoping to grab a Nintendo Switch Lite all for yourself, you've certainly come to the right place. Pre-orders for Nintendo's latest console are now popping up all over the place and we're gathering them for you below. At the time of writing, all three standard colours of Switch Lite are available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Features
    • Guides
  • News "Charming" Horror Game Little Nightmares II Will Terrify Switch Owners Next Year

    Face your fears

    A sequel to Little Nightmares, stylised as Little Nightmares II, is making its way to the Switch next year. Bandai Namco dropped this terrifying surprise on the opening night of Gamescom. The second game by Tarsier Studios is described as a "suspense-adventure" and sees you take on the role of Mono - a young boy trapped in a world...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bandai Namco
    • Gamescom
  • News Kalypso Brings Port Royale 4 To The Nintendo Switch In 2020

    And a barrel of rum

    During Gamescom's opening night, Kalypso shared a trailer for Port Royale 4, revealing the game will be sailing onto the Switch and multiple other platforms in the third quarter of 2020. The trailer captures the journey of a barrel of rum. See for yourself below: This series combines business simulation with real-time battles...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Gamescom
  • News Authentic Racer GRID Autosport Speeds Onto The Switch Next Month

    Get ready to race

    Have you got the need for speed? Then there's no need to worry because GRID Autosport has got you covered. The ninth entry in the TOCA series is scheduled to arrive on the Switch this summer and is described as a "more authentic racing game" by its publisher, Codemasters. So, when exactly is it due out? According to a tweet by...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mantis Burn Racing Gets A Physical Release In North America On 12th December

    Partnering with PM Studios and acttil

    PM Studios and acttil are teaming up with the developer VooFoo Studios to release a retail copy of the mico-racing game Mantis Burn Racing in North America, on 12th December. The price of the physical version has not been revealed. Here's a bit about the game, along with the box art: "Mantis Burn Racing®" is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
  • Reminder Fire Emblem Themed Maximus Cup Starts Later This Week In Tetris 99

    Unlock a special in-game theme

    Later this week, on 23rd August, Nintendo is hosting its sixth Tetris 99 Maximus Cup. This time it's a crossover event with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you earn 100 points during this limited-time event, you'll be able to unlock a special Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme, featuring unique art, music and Tetrimo...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
    • Fire Emblem
  • News The Witcher 3 Switch eShop File Size Revealed

    It's a big one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition is obviously a massive open-world RPG, so just how much of your precious microSD memory will it take up if you decide to go with a digital copy? According to the Switch eShop listing, the game requires a whopping 28.1GB of free space. It's not all that surprising when you consider the fact...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Witcher 3
  • News Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Arrives On Switch This September

    The mega-hit RPG returns

    During the Square Enix Live event at this year's E3, it was revealed Final Fantasy VIII Remastered would be coming to the Switch and multiple other platforms. In the latest update, a release date has now been locked in. This title, based on the 1999 PlayStation original, will arrive early next month on 3rd September and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix

YesterdayMon, 19th Aug 2019

  • Hands On We've Played Witcher 3 On Nintendo Switch, And It's A Work Of Magic

    "It’s the same as you’ll find on other platforms, how it looks and feels"

    Switch has the pick of extraordinary, open-world RPGs. With Nintendo’s own The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda, both story-led and user-guided experiences are gloriously catered for. While Switch gamers may have held out...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Hands On
  • News Behold The Metal Slipcase For Zelda: Link's Awakening On Switch Which You'll Never Own

    Storage with style

    It's fair to say that we're all more than a little bit excited for the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in September. Lucky European gamers can pre-order a limited edition version with a Game Boy themed steelbook, but North America just gets the 'Dreamer Edition' which bundles the standard release of the game on...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase - August 2019

    What indie delights await within?

    At 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST today, Nintendo will be showing "roughly 20 minutes of information about indie games coming to Nintendo Switch". Excited? You should be. You can watch it all right here! <liveblog id="nintendo_indieworld_aug2019_nintendolife" tags="#IndieWorld" video=" />

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Is Officially Coming To Switch, With A New Character

    Introducing Cherry Hunter

    While Streets Of Rage 4 was curiously absent from Nintendo's recent Indie World Showcase, it has now thankfully been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch by DotEmu. The newly released gameplay trailer above also reveals an intriguing new character named Cherry Hunter who joins Alex and Blaze in smacking down the bad guys...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Nintendo Indie World Showcase August 2019 - All Announcements And Game Trailers

    Every game from the 19th August 2019 presentation

    Did you miss Nintendo's Indie World Showcase earlier today? No sweat - we've collected all of the trailers and announcements together for you in one handy place (with the entire presentation at the end). Whether you want to watch the whole thing or pick through for the stuff that looks interesting,...

    • Guide
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News Xbox Title Ori And The Blind Forest Is Making The Leap To Switch Next Month

    And we're getting the "Definitive Edition" to boot!

    Well, this is nice. Moon Studios' dream-like Ori And The Blind Forest is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's being published by Xbox Game Studios. Set in the Forest of Nibel, this award-winning action-platformer boasts gorgeous artwork, a fully-orchestrated score and tight, rewarding gameplay...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets An October Release Date On Switch

    Switcher on

    It's been announced at Gamescom via a new trailer that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will release on Nintendo Switch on 15th October. The game was heavily rumoured for a while before it was announced at this year's E3 and now we've all got a solid release date in the diary. We just need to clear our schedule - we hear it's a monster. We...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Witcher 3
  • News Panic Button Brings Award-Winning Action RPG Torchlight II To Switch

    A Switch port from the masters this September

    Earlier in the year it was announced that Runic Games' 2012 dungeon crawler Torchlight II was getting the port treatment courtesy of Panic Button - the studio behind 'miracle' Switch ports such as DOOM and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - and today we were treated to some new footage in a bespoke...

    • Torchlight II
    • Panic Button
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Amazingly, Grandia HD's Translation Gaffe Is Only The Second Funniest German Localisation Mistake

    Hit or fräulein?

    Grandia HD Collection launched last week, bringing with it even more quality RPG action to the Nintendo Switch. However, it also brings a rather amusing mistake, relating specifically to the German localisation. When you attack an enemy but happen to miss, the game flashes up the message "Fräulein." While this does actually mean...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Hotline Miami Collection Bludgeons Your Switch Into A Bloody Pulp Today

    "Get out of here if you don't want to die!"

    Devolver Digital has revealed that it is bringing Dennaton Games' super-brutal Hotline Miami series to the Nintendo Switch eShop today. This pair of top-down action titles have been blessed with commercial and critical success on other systems in the past thanks to their retro-style visuals, fantastic...

    • Switch eShop
    • Hotline Miami
  • News Tutor Your 2.5D Girlfriend In Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi, Coming To Nintendo Switch

    "I would be happy if you played with me!"

    Puzzle games and slightly risqué images of female models go together like strawberries and cream, or minced beef and custard, depending on who you ask. Assuming the latter is a peach worth plucking, SilverStarJapan have decided to bring Please Teach Me Onedari Shogi to the Nintendo Switch on the North...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Japan
  • News Who Needs Tony Hawk? Skater XL Kickflips To Switch Next Year

    Sit down Tony

    Update: Now with the proper 60fps trailer - the Nintendo one was apparently cut to 30. Enjoy! The absence of a truly great skateboarding game in the vein of the classic Tony Hawk's or Skate is a great and continuing shame for many '90s kids who recall kickflipping and grinding through the urban polygonal playgrounds back in the day...

    • Skater XL
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News New Trailer For Streets Of Rage 4 Teases A Fourth Character

    Hiding in plain fight

    We're big Streets of Rage fans here at Nintendo Life, so the confirmation today that Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Switch was welcome (if entirely predictable) news. The new trailer (reproduced above for your viewing pleasure) introduces new character Cherry Hunter - daughter of Adam Hunter from the original and niece to...

    • Streets of Rage
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Stylish Shooter Superhot Takes Aim At Nintendo Switch Today

    Slow it down

    Just as the rumours suggested, Superhot Team's iconic FPS title Superhot is coming to the Nintendo Switch today. Superhot is quite unlike any FPS title you've played before, in that time only moves when you do. This mechanic is evolved further by the fact that one bullet can kill you and ammo drops don't exist; instead, you must weave...

    • Switch eShop
    • Superhot
  • News Eastward Is Bringing A Lovely-Looking Apocalypse To Switch Next Year

    No relation to Clint

    Eastward, an indie adventure game with RPG trappings is Nintendo Switch-bound. Announced earlier today in the Indie World broadcast, Pixpil Games had previously announced the game back in April for PC and Mac, but Chucklefish is now publishing the game on Nintendo's platform. As you can see from the original trailer above, it...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Eastward
    • Switch eShop
  • News The Touryst Will Bring Blocky Adventure To The Switch Soon

    From the creators of FAST RMX

    Update: Shin'en has informed us that The Touryst will be playable at Gamescom this week, so you'll most definitely want to swing by the Nintendo booth if you're heading to Cologne for the event. The talented folks over at Shin'en Multimedia never fail to impress with their games on Nintendo platforms, and their...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Yuzo Koshiro Thinks You're Going To Love Streets Of Rage 4

    "It is very close to Streets of Rage 2"

    Today, the news we had all hoped and prayed for was confirmed: Streets of Rage 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch, along with a new playable character. A collaboration between Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games, DotEmu and Sega, this side-scrolling brawler aims to resurrect one of the most beloved Mega Drive / Genesis...

    • Switch eShop
    • Streets of Rage
    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News Darius Cozmic Collection Is Finally Getting An eShop Release On Switch

    Only in Japan, though

    Darius Cozmic Collection was an odd release in that it was limited to Japan and didn't get an eShop version. Thankfully, that situation is about to change as it has been revealed that the collection is getting a digital version next month. As was the case with the physical version of the collection, there will be two editions...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Darius
  • News Cor Blimey Guv'nor, The Pokémon World Championships Are Headed To London In 2020

    It's a small world

    The 2019 Pokémon World Championships have now come to a close after offering a thrilling 3 days of Pokémon-related competition amongst the dedicated community. Given that these are the "world" championships, it's been a bit of a shame that the event has always been hosted in North America. However, that's all set to change as...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • Events
  • UK Charts Crash Team Racing Takes The Chequered Flag Once More

    Lewis Hamilton eat your heart out

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 17th August, with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled sitting pretty atop the podium after claiming the same position in last week's rankings. The majority of sales for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled were, unsurprisingly, on PS4, with Nintendo Switch providing around a fifth of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Risk Of Rain 2 Drops On Switch This Summer

    Drowning in roguelikes

    Announced as part of today's Indie World Showcase, there's a 100% chance of precipitation this summer as Gearbox confirmed Risk of Rain 2 is heading to Switch. While the original is available on Switch, this was previously announced for PC only, so for now it's a Nintendo console exclusive. The sequel to Hopoo Games'

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Risk of Rain 2
  • News Gurgamoth Brings Frantic Multiplayer Carnage To Nintendo Switch This Week

    The level is your only weapon

    We love a bit of a party game here at Nintendo Life Towers, that hectic, frantic feeling is difficult to top when you've got a bunch of chums over for a lemonade or two. Gurgamoth is just that sort of game, but this time around your only means of besting your opponent is the environment: Full game details and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie

Sunday18th Aug 2019

  • Rumour The Time-Bending FPS Superhot Might Be Getting A Switch eShop Release

    Update data discovered

    It looks like an 'Indie World' Showcase announcement might have been leaked ahead of schedule. A Twitter user by the name of itssimontime was poking around the Switch eShop and discovered update data for the unique time-bending first-person shooter Superhot - which isn't even available on the Switch yet. Here are the...

    • Rumour
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News EA Looking To Bring More Of Its Successful Games To Switch

    "it is absolutely a platform we're looking at"

    Less than a month ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said Switch owners chose to play the company's games on other platforms when asked about the possibility of The Sims coming to Nintendo's system. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with owners of hybrid device. In an attempt to improve relations, EA's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • Electronic Arts
  • Random The Voice Of Zelda Signs Fan's Copy Of Breath Of The Wild In Hylian

    Open your eyes, Andrew

    A Legend of Zelda fan by the name of Andrew, who recently attended the Boston Comic-Con in the United States, got quite the surprise when Zelda's voice actor – Patricia Summersett – signed his Switch copy of Breath of the Wild in Hylian. In case you're wondering, it translates to "Open Your Eyes..." according to Patricia...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Patricia Summersett
  • Review Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition - This Anime Adaptation Misses The Target

    Hollow Fragment

    Sword Art Online has been around in some form or another since all the way back in the prehistoric times commonly referred to as 2002. Originally a series of light novels, it’s been praised for its exploration of themes relating to the intertwining of real and virtual worlds and the effect this has on the psyche and physicality of...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nightdive Studios CEO Says Shadow Man On Switch "Is Possible"

    Returning from the Deadside

    Update 19/08: Larry Kuperman, the director of business development at Nightdive Studios, got in contact with us and said while there is no guarantee that it would release Shadow Man on Switch, the company hears its fans out there. Original Story 18/08: Now that Nightdive Studios has released Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shadow Man
  • News Nintendo's Chinese Subsidiary iQue Shifts Focus To Games Development

    Changing times

    Remember the iQue Player? It was released in China during the nationwide video game ban and bypassed the laws at the time due to its plug and play design. To this day, the company behind it is still a Nintendo-owned subsidiary. As Nintendo and Tencent are now gearing up for the release of the Switch in mainland China, iQue appears to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • iQue
    • Industry
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #4 - River City Ransom / Street Gangs

    Vote for your favourite box art

    Welcome to the fourth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where a classic retro game takes on its doppelgängers from other territories to see which has the greatest cover art. Last week we saw GameCube titan Resident Evil 4 knock itself sideways as its moody European self won a very comfortable victory over its North...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • River City Ransom

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