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  • News Horror Dev Bloober Team Says It's Working On A New Project For Nintendo Platforms

    Update: It's "probably not" Emio

    Update [Sun 14th Jul, 2024 09:00 BST]: IGN has chimed in on speculation linking Bloober Team to Nintendo's new reveal 'Emio' and it seems this developer is "probably not" involved in this project (thanks, GoNintendo). Here's exactly what was mentioned during episode 718 of the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast:

    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Link Will Be Playable In Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom, According To New ESRB Rating

    It's dangerous to go alone, Zelda

    The ESRB has just released a new rating for The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and while classifications sometimes offer a little bit of insight, this particular one seems to provide more than usual by confirming the hero of Hyrule will be a playable character. Yes, although the famous swordsman has apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • US
  • Video What Order Should You Play Kingdom Hearts?

    Here are two suggestions from Square Enix

    Square Enix surprised Switch owners in more ways than one when it dropped cloud versions of the Kingdom Hearts series on the hybrid system a few years back. If you still haven't played these games, and are wondering where exactly to start, Square Enix is now offering two suggestions following the recent...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Square Enix
    • Disney
  • Mailbox eShop Closures, Comedy, The Physical Future - Nintendo Life Letters

    Issue #14 - July 2024

    Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox. As football fever grips England with headlines such as National Team In Not-Crap Shocker top the tabloids (probably), it's time to relax a little and sit back with our monthly letters page. Got something you want to get off your chest? We're ready and waiting to read about your...

    • Mailbox
    • Reader Letters
    • Nintendo Life
    • Site News
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Kirby's Pinball Land

    Pinbrawl

    Welcome, one and all, to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl! Wait, are we... poets?? Last time, we pitted two covers for the NES' Urban Champion against each other and after a weekend of voting, it was North America that came up with the win. The classic pixel art cover took 59% of the vote, while Europe and Japan's colourful alternative...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Game Boy
    • Kirby
  • Video Mojang Reveals What Goes Into Making A Minecraft Painting

    The anniversary celebrations included 20 new paintings

    If you've played Minecraft on the Switch or another platform, you're probably more than familiar with the paintings in the game by now. As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations as well as the recent 'Tricky Trials' update, Mojang added 20 new paintings to the game. Five of these were done...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
    • Videos

Saturday13th Jul 2024

  • Guide Every Game In The Switch eShop 'Recollection Collection' Sale (North America)

    Sale wraps up this weekend

    This is your friendly reminder that the North American 'Recollection Collection' eShop sale ends this Sunday (14th July) at 11:59pm PT, so this is your last chance to save on all the wonderful games listed below. Nintendo of America has unveiled its latest batch of discounts, with the 'Recollection Collection' sale...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Soapbox Metroid’s Mother Brain And The Rewind Dilemma

    Mother pain

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Nile deliberates whether or not the time has come to push the (rewind) button... Last month, Nintendo announced it was adding Metroid: Zero Mission to the Nintendo Switch Online...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo
    • Metroid
    • Poll
  • News Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Lead UI Artist Details Work On Samus' Visor And HUD

    "The HUD has been a true labor of love"

    Metroid Prime 4: Beyond isn't out until next year, but if you're eager to hear a bit more about this anticipated release, read on... Just weeks after the initial reveal, Retro Studios lead UI artist Jon Wofford has shared some insight about his involvement in the development of the fourth entry and his work...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Metroid Prime
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Zelda Switch Lite 'Hyrule Edition' Pre-Orders Are Now Live, Will You Be Getting It?

    Arriving this September

    Alongside the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom at the recent Direct, Nintendo surprised fans with a brand new 'Hyrule Edition' Switch Lite console. It's arriving on 26th September 2024 and ahead of the official launch pre-orders have slowly been going live at select retailers. The latest pre-order now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
  • Random Nintendo Interviews Splatoon's "Great Big Three" Idol Groups

    Feat. Squid Sisters, Off the Hook and Deep Cut

    Alongside this weekend's Splatoon 3 'Summer Nights' Splatfest, Nintendo has released a special new interview featuring all of the past and present groups and idols featured throughout the series. This includes 'Deep Cut', the 'Off the Hook' crew from Splatoon 2, and the 'Squid Sisters' from the first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Random
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (13th July)

    Unbullievabull!

    Can you believe we're basically in the middle of July already? Madness... Well anyway, days of the year be damned, it's time to play some games. It's been a relatively quiet one this week, arguably boosted by the strange and ominous 'Emio' trailer posted by Nintendo, indicating that the company may be dipping its toes back into the...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Trails Series Main Story "About 80-90%" Complete, According To Nihon Falcom

    "You won't see a 30th or 40th anniversary"

    Certain series never stop, but it seems the Trails games (which are now 20 years old) are getting to the point of completion. Speaking to GameSpot recently, the Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo (who is also one of the key devs behind Trails) mentioned how the main story is now "about 80-90% complete"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Friday12th Jul 2024

  • News Splatoon 3 'Summer Nights' Splatfest Is This Weekend - Which Team Are You On?

    Update: Starts 12th or 13th depending on region

    Update [Fri 12th Jul, 2024 14:00 BST]: Are you ready for the long summer nights this weekend? Because the next Splatfest is about to start! Have you picked a place you'd reserve for the day? That's the question Nintendo asked leading up to the Splatfest, which begins on 13th July (or 12th July for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
  • News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's GBA Library With Three More Titles

    "Starfy dives onto Nintendo Switch"

    Nintendo has today released a brand new update for its Switch Online Game Boy Advance library. It adds a trio of colourful action games starring Starfy, who you might know from the DS title The Legendary Starfy. These three GBA games, developed by Tose, were previously exclusive to Japan. Densetsu no Starfy was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Game Boy Advance
    • GBA
  • News My Nintendo Store Reveals Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom Pre-Order Bonus & Bundle (UK)

    Doom scrolling

    While it might still feel like a long way off, we are rapidly approaching the release of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom on 26th September. We're so close, in fact, that the pre-order bonuses are starting to pop up. My Nintendo Store UK has today revealed its offering and while the extra goodies and bundles might not be quite...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overtakes NES Lifetime Sales

    Nintendo's best-selling Switch game breaks another record

    The 2017 release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been an absolute juggernaut for Nintendo during the Switch generation and if you needed a reminder about just how successful it's been, here's a little fun fact. The 61.97 million units shifted as of March 2024 actually means this single game has now...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • NES
    • Famicom
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons 'Tom Nook' First 4 Figures Statue Revealed, Pre-Orders Now Live

    K.K. Slider is also on the way

    Update [Fri 12th Jul, 2024 01:30 BST]: Following last week's announcement, pre-orders for First 4 Figures' Tom Nook Animal Crossing: New Horizons statue are now officially live. There's an early bird offer of $107.99 USD (instead of the regular price of $125.99 USD) for the exclusive edition of this statue, which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • First 4 Figures
  • News Nintendo's Official Magazine For Summer 2024 Gets English Digital Release

    Work it, Luigi!

    Summer is finally here (not that you'd know it in grey England) and Nintendo is seeing it in with a brand new online seasonal magazine. The full 84-page magazine was shared today by Nintendo Japan and is, naturally, in Japanese. However, the Big N also shared a slightly abridged 54-page version in English so you can read up on all...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Switch Lite OLED Modder Showcases The Stunning Dinky Screen In Motion

    Oof, lovely

    A little while back, we reported on modder Taki Udon's efforts to install an OLED screen into the Nintendo Switch Lite, and now he's back with a significant update. According to Udon, the debugging process is now almost complete, and to celebrate the milestone, he's uploaded a video to showcase the OLED screen in motion. At the moment,...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Mods
  • Feature Legendary Starfy 101 - A Brief History Of TOSE's Adorable Platforming Star

    Now playable on Nintendo Switch

    With all three GBA Starfy games — which were originally released only in Japan — now available to play on Switch with a Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription, we're updating and republishing this brief introduction to the little star which originally went live a whopping 15 years ago. Enjoy! Since...

    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • DS
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Nintendo's Miscrediting Practices Are "Ridiculous", Say External Translators

    "I felt robbed, but in an all too familiar way"

    Multiple external translators who worked on games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario RPG and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom say that Nintendo's miscrediting policies have become "ridiculous" after the company repeatedly failed to credit their work. This is according to a new...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • Guide Best Persona Games On Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every Persona game and spin-off, ranked by you

    Persona has become one of the most recognisable RPG series of the modern era. Starting life as a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off in 1996 with Revelations: Persona on PS1, Persona took a while to reach a wider audience. A shift in tone, some more slice-of-life and school elements, and a gradual upgrade and...

    • Guides
    • Best Games
    • All Time
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Lunark Developer's Next Game Is A Bite-Sized Take On Link's Awakening

    And it's confirmed for Switch

    Canari Games, the studio behind 2023's fantastic cinematic platformer Lunark, revealed an adorable Link's Awakening-inspired adventure earlier this year. Back then, the game was only confirmed for PC, but today, the developer has revealed that the game is indeed coming to Switch — and soon! Castaway launches on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Online Exclusive F-Zero 99 Updated To Version 1.4.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Following last week's major update

    Nintendo dropped a sizable update for the Switch Online racer F-Zero 99 last week and this week it's now rolled out a patch resolving some issues. According to the official support page, Version 1.4.1 fixes an issue with Lucky Ranks and comes with fixes for some "other" problems. Here are the patch notes in full:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
    • F-Zero
  • News 'The Karate Kid: Street Rumble' Chops Its Way Onto Switch In September

    Squish your enemies like grapes

    GameMill Entertainment has announced The Karate Kid: Street Rumble, a 16-bit pixel art beat-em-up starring several playable characters from the classic movie franchise. It's launching for the Nintendo Switch on 20th September 2024. Now, we know what you're thinking... GameMill, ew, right? The publisher has garnered a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 'DiveBlob' For Game Boy Color Is So Close To Being Funded On Kickstarter

    It looks neat, too!

    Update: And since this post went live, DiveBlob has now hit its goal! We love a good Game Boy Color game at NL Towers, so when a new one crops up, our collective spider-sense begins to tingle with more intensity than when Norman Osborn became that goblin guy again. The latest title to hit the system comes courtesy of Maithonis...

    • Game Boy Color
    • Game Boy
    • Kickstarter
  • News Rainbow Island Sequel 'Parasol Stars' Finally Gets Modern Console Release For Bargain Price

    And it's out now

    ININ Games has brought us a digital release of the third game in TAITO's Bubble Bobble series — Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III. The game launched on the Switch eShop yesterday, 11th July 2024, and marks the first time the game has been ported to modern consoles. This modern port of the 1991 classic has many things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
  • News Bō: Path Of The Teal Lotus Reveals Contributions From Xenoblade Chronicles Composer

    Fox! Fox!

    The beautiful hand-drawn Metroidvania Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is just days away from launch. And to help build up excitement, producer Robert Sephazon has unveiled a guest composer who has contributed music for the game. Sharing the news on Kickstarter, Sephazon announced that Xenoblade Chronicles composer Manami Kiyota has composed...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade
    • Music
  • News Four Critically Acclaimed Shmups To Get Physical Switch Release In Europe

    Including Mushihimesama

    Clear River Games has revealed that it's releasing four critically acclaimed Switch shmups in physical form in Europe. Three Cave classics — DoDonPachi Resurrection, Espgaluda II, Mushihimesama — and Treasure's celebrated Radiant Silvergun will all be getting a physical release across Europe soon. More details will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shmup
    • Europe
  • News Romance Of The Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Brings Historical Strategy To Switch This October

    The polygonal battlefield awaits

    Publisher KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Kou Shibusawa have today announced that the military strategy title Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake will finally be marching onto Switch on 24th October. Initially announced last year, this remake gives RTK8 a visual overhaul and beefs things up with a boatload of new...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "We Passed A Somewhat-Obscure Game About A Plumber" - Terraria Overtakes Super Mario Bros.

    Time Extension Terraria has surpassed 58 million in sales

    2D survival title Terraria has surpassed the total sales of the original Super Mario Bros., according to its creators. The news was confirmed in a

    • Super Mario
    • Terraria
  • Video Sega Shares 'A Brief History Of Shadow The Hedgehog'

    Get to know the "Ultimate Lifeform"

    It's the year of Shadow the Hedgehog and as we get closer to the launch of Sonic X Shadow Generations, Sega is promoting this upcoming release in all sorts of ways. Following a teaser of the official prologue 'Dark Beginnings' at Anime Expo 2024 last week, Sega has now shared a video providing a brief but...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • SEGA
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Disaster Band' Is Gunning For Trombone Champ's Audience, And It's Out Now

    With 15 instruments to play

    If you're a fan of Trombone Champ on Switch, then you might want to check out Disaster Band, an alternative that branches out to allow players to take control of 15 different intruments. Developed by Produktivkeller Studios, the game is out now on the Switch eShop with an introductory discount of 25%. The gameplay is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

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