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  • News Inti Creates Is Adding A Boss Rush Mode To Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2

    Update arrives next week

    Inti Creates has announced it will launch version 1.0.2 of its latest release Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 on 16th July. That's next week! This update will contain a brand new boss rush mode, along with various bug fixes. Below are some additional details, along with the trailer: Ver.1.2.0 (Update on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Version 1.1.2 Is Now Live

    Update: English patch notes now available

    It's now been just over a month since Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition was released on the Switch. At launch, it received two updates - containing a lot of fixes, and now, version 1.1.2 has been rolled out. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official support page: Ver. 1.1.2...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade Chronicles
    • Update
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.3.1 Patch Notes - The Zen Bridge Glitch Has Been Fixed

    And various other issues have been addressed

    A week after the release of wave one summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo has released version 1.3.1. Most importantly, it resolves the glitch that was preventing players from walking over their zen bridges on the third tier of their island. Yay! It also fixes a number of issues...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • Rumour Is A Tomb Raider Collection Coming To Nintendo Switch?

    We've missed you, Lara

    The Nintendo Switch already has a lot of big-name video game franchises, but one that's still not graced the beloved hybrid system is the legendary Tomb Raider series starring the one and only Lara Croft. This might be about to change, though. You see, the website Game Rant has shared promotional artwork for a title known as...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix
    • Tomb Raider
  • News WayForward Confirms River City Girls Will Be Returning To The Streets

    "stay tuned for updates in the future"

    One of the beat 'em up highlights last year was River City Girls by WayForward. It put a fun twist on the classic Kunio-kun series - requiring Misako and Kyoko to fight their way across the city in order to rescue their boyfriends Kunio and Riki. During this week's Limited Run Games 'LRG3' livestream, it was...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • WayForward
    • River City Girls
    • Kunio-kun
  • News Nintendo Treehouse Live Airs Friday With Reveal Of New WayForward Game

    Plus Paper Mario footage

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be broadcasting a Treehouse Live event on Friday 10th July (that's today in the UK, but tomorrow if you're in the United States) which will include gameplay footage of Paper Mario: The Origami King. The event will also give us the first reveal of "a title in a franchise new to developer...

    • Treehouse Live
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo

YesterdayThu, 9th Jul 2020

  • News What Comes After Switch? Nintendo Discusses Plans For Future Game Consoles

    Could we get a Switch 2?

    The Switch has been on the market for just over three years at this point, and while it still has a good few years of life left in it, Nintendo will no doubt have half an eye on the future. We already know about Sony and Microsoft's plans for the next-generation, but what will Nintendo do when the time comes to move on from...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Has Nintendo's eShop Quality Control Hit A New Low With "Inappropriate" Stealth Game?

    "A silly and scary first-person stealth game with a twist"

    It's long been said that Nintendo's quality control on the eShop needs reviewing, with more than a few questionable games making it onto the digital storefront. However, this debate has been taken to a new level by the announcement of a title which tasks you with (ahem) fondling yourself in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Atlus Says Persona 5 Scramble's Sales Exceeded Its Expectations

    Still no word on localisation

    Ever since Joker joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster, there have been calls for Atlus to release the mainline Persona series on the Nintendo Switch. While there's still no sign of it happening, the spin-off Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers has already made its way across to the hybrid system in Japan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
    • Persona
    • Japan
  • News Swery Says He Will 'Fight With The Producer' To Work On Deadly Premonition 2's Awful Frame Rate

    Update: And Jim Sterling clarifies statement

    Update: Game director and writer Hidetaka Suehiro, known as Swery, has commented on Deadly Premonition 2's frame rate situation in a live stream. Here's what he had to say, via a translator: "There will not be a patch released in time for the release date, but Swery's going to take everyone's opinions...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Every Nintendo Switch Physical Release Announced During Limited Run Games' Livestream

    Castlevania, Bug Fables and more

    Limited Run Games today revealed more than 30 physical games during its LRG3 livestream. Many of these are coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year, so we've rounded them all up into a single post. Enjoy! Shantae - Pre-orders open this September You asked for it, you got it! The original GBC Shantae will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • Review Story of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town - Will Fill That Post-Animal Crossing Hole In Your Life

    Old friends, new console

    Nearly two decades ago, the Nintendo fanbase was graced with Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town, the first entry in the series for the Game Boy Advance. Offering up a low-key and easily accessible gateway into the farm sim genre, it quickly garnered a following and earned itself the reputation of being one of the better...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Looks Like We're Finally Getting A New Zoids Game In The West

    Update: Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed arrives this October

    Update: Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is a brand new Zoids video game which "combines simple and intuitive 3D combat with spectacular, anime graphics" and is releasing exclusively to Switch on October 16th 2020. Here's some PR: In Zoids WIld: Blast Unleashed players will let loose the wild...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zoids
  • News WayForward Is Releasing Two Classic Shantae Games On The Nintendo Switch

    And one is returning to GBC

    If you've been wanting to relive some of the half-genie hero's earlier adventures on your Nintendo Switch, we've got some exciting news to share. WayForward has announced it will be bringing Shantae and Shantae: Risky's Revenge to the system. Pre-orders for the original game on Switch (both physically and digitally) will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
    • Game Boy Color
  • 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
  • Nintendo Download 9th July (North America)

    CrossCode, Deadly Premonition 2 and Bloodstained 2!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Nintendo Switch: Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Here Are Japan's Top Ten Best-Selling Games Of 2020 So Far

    And hardware sales, too

    With June now well and truly behind us, we find ourselves in the second half of 2020. In that time, we might not have had quite as many top tier Nintendo releases as we might have expected, but the Switch continues to sell well and one title in particular has been smashing records all over the place. Newly compiled data from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
    • Japan
  • News Konami's Seminal Shooter Gradius Blasts Off On Switch Today

    Shoot the core!

    Alongside the likes of Space Invaders and R-Type, Konami's Gradius is considered to be one of the most influential shmups of all time. Released in arcades in 1985, it introduced the world to the notion of the 'weapon bar', a feature which allowed players to tactically upgrade their Vic Viper ship. Gradius has since inspired multiple...

    • Switch eShop
    • Arcade Archives
    • Konami
  • News Nintendo Kicks Off Weekly 'Double Gold Points' Promotion (Europe)

    Earn back 10% of your purchase

    Nintendo of Europe has kickstarted a new initiative which will let fans earn double the normal amount of Gold Points on qualifying purchases this summer. As you may know, buying games from the Nintendo Switch eShop earns you Gold Points which can then be spent on future purchases. You'd usually earn 5% of your...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Video Paper Mario: The Origami King Gets A New Commercial

    'Join the Adventure'

    A new commercial for Paper Mario: The Origami King has popped up on YouTube, and you can check it out for yourself above. Called 'Join the Adventure', the 30-second advert shows off plenty of the locations you'll be exploring in the game and also teases us with quick looks at some of the battles you'll be taking part in - did...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Video
  • News Elden: Path Of The Forgotten Brings "Brutal, Technical Combat" To Switch Today

    With a nice sprinkle of horror thrown in

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch is Elden: Path of The Forgotten, a retro-inspired action-adventure game that could well be worth your time. It has you guiding the titular Elden on a mission across a blighted land to save their mother from ancient horrors. Promising "brutal, technical combat", the game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 9th July (Europe)

    Superliminal! Catherine! Bloodstained!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Catherine: Full Body (SEGA, 7th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Japanese Charts Animal Crossing Still Reigns Supreme As Nintendo Takes Nine Of Top Ten

    Catherine: Full Body enters in ninth

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 29th June - 5th July, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the very top of the table. The game sold an estimated 53.506 physical copies in the region this week, comfortably distancing itself from the closest competition as it has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Japan
    • Charts
  • News After 27 Years, Amiga Shmup 1993 Shenandoah Finally Launches On Switch

    Good things come to those who wait

    We love a good shmup here at Nintendo Life towers and the Switch is home to some of the finest examples of the genre known to mankind. We've seen some big names like Ikaruga, R-Type Dimensions EX and SEGA AGES Thunder Force IV make the jump over to the Switch over

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Scratch That 8-Bit Itch With Panzer Paladin, Side-Scrolling Onto Switch This Month

    Use your enemies' weapons against them

    Tribute Games has revealed that Panzer Paladin will be bringing its retro-inspired platforming action to Switch on 21st July. The game has you piloting your very own Paladin power armour to fight off giant demons and use their own weapons against them. There's a core swordplay mechanic present throughout, and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sony's Investment In Fortnite Creator Epic Won't Impact Its Titles On Other Systems

    Sony's $250 million gets it 1.4% of Epic

    In case you missed it, Sony just pumped a whopping $250 million into Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite and the popular Unreal Engine. Sony is acquiring a 1.4% stake in Epic, to be precise, which means the deal values Epic at $17.86 billion. The move makes Sony a minority shareholder in the firm, which...

    • Fortnite
    • Epic Games
    • Sony
  • News The ESA Reminds Us That E3 Will Return

    The show must go on

    E3 might have been cancelled this year due to the global pandemic, but that doesn't mean it won't be making a return. A fresh new tweet from the official expo account has reminded followers that the convention still exists "thanks to video games" and that it will be back. There's also a short promotional video attached, take a...

    • E3
    • Industry
  • News Giraffe And Annika Promises A "Magical, Mystery-Filled Adventure" On Switch Next Month

    Check out the new trailer

    NIS America has shared a brand new trailer for the upcoming Giraffe and Annika, set to launch on Switch on 28th August. The video gives us a chance to check out a few of the locals and learn the basics of exploring Spica, the island on which the game is set. If you're unaware, players will follow the story of Annika, a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday8th Jul 2020

  • News Animal Crossing Fans Left Upset After Nintendo Patches Out Neat Camera Trick

    Well, this wasn't in the patch notes

    Last Friday, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was updated to Version 1.3.0, adding a number of new features including the ability to swim and dive. The new content has naturally served as a breath of fresh air for anyone starting to feel a little stuck in their daily routine, but players have noticed that the update...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News The First Review For Paper Mario: The Origami King Is Now In

    A must-have, or simply mediocre?

    The very first review of Paper Mario: The Origami King has now been released courtesy of Japanese publication, Famitsu. The review arrives just over a week ahead of the game's official release. As you many know, Famitsu's scoring system has four different reviewers rate the game out of ten. The magazine's reviewers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Version 1.2.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Bug fixes and more

    Nintendo has rolled out a new update for Pokémon Sword and Shield. This bumps the game up to version 1.2.1. According to the official support page, it fixes a bug and several other issues to improve the gameplay experience. Take a look below: Ver. 1.2.1 (Released July 7, 2020) A bug in regards to the number of digits for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Sega's New Astro City Micro-Console Is Packed With 36 Arcade Gems

    Update: Trailer and official site are live!

    Update: Sega has just released the trailer shown above, as well as the official Japanese site. Original Story [Tue 7th Jul, 2020 10:15 BST]: You may have assumed that, with the release of the Mega Drive Mini and the upcoming

    • Sega
    • Japan
    • Hardware
  • Feature Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked

    All the SNES games, ranked by you

    Update: Now includes Donkey Kong Country and Natsume Championship Wrestling, coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the West on 15th July. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the games' profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. The library of...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • SNES
    • Best Games
  • Feature 8 Games That Could Really Benefit From A Modern Remake On Switch

    How about revisiting and repairing some flawed gems?

    Ever since the rumour that several 3D Super Mario remasters may be coming to Switch, we've been champing at the bit to experience those classics again on Switch. Say what you like about Switch ports but if they're treated with the care and respect they deserve, we're all for bringing...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Retro
  • Random Running Zelda: Breath Of The Wild With 29 Mods Is As Chaotic As You'd Expect

    You've never seen Hyrule like this

    We've seen some pretty cool Zelda: Breath of the Wild mods over the years - just last week we saw Ocarina of Time's Lon Lon Ranch be modded into the game, and someone even got Samus and her Gunship in there once - but nothing even comes close to the absurdity you're

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mods
    • Random
  • News Donkey Kong Country Swings Onto The Switch Online SNES Service Next Week

    Rare's 1994 classic returns

    Nintendo has announced its Switch Online games for the month of July. Most notably, it welcomes back the 1994 classic, Donkey Kong Country. Alongside this is the arrival of the SNES title Natsume Championship Wrestling (originally released in the same year), and the 1990 Electronic Arts NES title, The Immortal. Each of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Donkey Kong Country
  • Review Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise - A Fun Game, In Disguise

    That game you like is going to come back in style

    Let’s get the bad (though perhaps unsurprising) news out of the way first: from a pure technical perspective, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is a train wreck. Anyone who can't handle unstable framerates, crude character animation, moiré-like patterns and other visual artifacts or...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Octopath Traveler To Be Represented In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event

    New spirits arrive this weekend

    Nintendo has shared details of its next Spirit event coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this time Square Enix's popular RPG Octopath Traveler will be joining in the fun. Four new Spirits will be added to the Spirit Board, all in celebration of the Octopath's second anniversary. The Spirits will split the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Random This Paper Mario: The Origami King Pamphlet Is An Advertising Masterclass

    Bravo, Nintendo. Bravo

    If you hadn't already guessed from the title, Paper Mario: The Origami King has a pretty strong origami theme running throughout its plot. It's set in the Origami Kingdom, features origami characters, and with the entire series being rather literally about paper, you can bet that there'll be plenty of origami puns to be found...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Random
  • News First 4 Figures Provides First Look At Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask Statue

    Update: Pre-orders are live

    Update: Pre-orders are now open. <products id="12638"> Original Story [Tue 16th Jun, 2020 15:45 BST]: Makers of super-lovely, super-pricey gaming statues, First 4 Figures, have teased us with a first look at their upcoming figure inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. This is actually the second time...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • Random Rather Than Pay A Fortune For The Legendary SNES PlayStation, One Man Built His Own

    The dream of the '90s is finally here!

    The discovery of the SNES PlayStation sent shockwaves through the gaming community back in 2015. A collaboration between Sony and Nintendo, the unit was intended to meet the challenge of CD-based systems like the Mega CD and TurboDuo, but it was never released; Nintendo infamously left So

    • Random
    • Nintendo PlayStation
    • Sony
    • SNES
  • News Shin Megami Tensei Is Being Added To Japan's NSO Super Famicom Collection

    Gun-Dec is also on the way

    We know Donkey Kong Country was just confirmed for the Nintendo Switch Online here in the west, but once again, Japan's monthly line-up seems to be slightly better. Instead of Natsume Championship Wrestling, in its place is the 1992 Super Famicom RPG Shin Megami Tensei by Atlus. Here's the rundown, courtesy of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
    • Atlus
    • Super Famicom
  • News Psyonix Celebrates Rocket League's Fifth Anniversary With A Huge Infographic

    Soaring to new heights

    Following on from Pokémon GO turning four, Rocket League is now five - yes, five - years old. When it was originally rolled out on PC and PS4 in July 2015, the world went absolutely bonkers for this new futuristic hybrid sport, Soccar. Since then, Psyonix's game has grown each year. The Nintendo Switch version arrived in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News You Can Now Pre-Order The Amazing SEGA Astro City Mini

    Relive your youth

    We recently reported on Sega's upcoming new micro-console, the Astro City Mini which comes packed with 36 classic arcade games. Originally launched in 1993, the Astro City cabinet is still one of the most recognisable features in Japanese arcades, and is beloved by collectors. Only a handful of Sega's arcade classics have been...

    • Deals
    • Japan
    • Sega
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of June 2020 (Japan)

    Animal Crossing loses top spot

    Earlier this week, we shared a list of the top 15 most-downloaded Switch games in Europe for the month of June, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons had once again returned to the top spot. Things are a little different over in Japan, however, as you're about to find out. Below, you'll find a list of the 20...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • Reminder Catherine: Full Body Is Out Now For The Nintendo Switch

    She's back

    The cult classic Catherine: Full Body is now available on the Nintendo Switch. This action-adventure puzzler comes with all the original add-on content and three new voices from the Persona series. Here's a bit about the backstory: Our story centers around commitment phobic Vincent, who is at a crossroads of taking the next step in his...

    • Reminder
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Atlus
  • News WWE 2K Battlegrounds Scores September Switch Release, New Trailer Appears

    Featuring more than 70 WWE superstars

    2K has revealed that the upcoming arcade-style brawler WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be launching on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on 18th September. The game will feature a roster of more than 70 WWE superstars and legends at launch, with additional characters to be added at a later date. When the game was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Book Charts The Oral History Of Street Fighter II, And It's On Kickstarter Now

    Over 60 people interviewed

    UK book publisher Read-Only Memory has announced that it is releasing a book which charts the history of Capcom's Street Fighter II, as told by the people who made it happen. "The culmination of several years of research by acclaimed games writer Matt Leone, Like a Hurricane gathers together over 60 voices, spread across...

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    • Retro
    • Street Fighter

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