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  • Video 7 Legacy Sonic Games That Were Never Rereleased

    When you run fast sometimes you outrun a second chance

    There was a time where Sega made a significant effort to preserve their legacy titles which would allowed new fans to experience games even if they're predate by them. Fast forward to modern day and the company only seems interested in rereleasing Sonic 1 & 2 on every platform imaginable...

    • Retro
    • Sonic
  • Feature Super Mario And Friends - A History Of Mainline Mario Multiplayer

    We look back on the plumber's co-op exploits

    If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet to assume you’ve hung out with Mario and his pals at least once in your life. Whether you were revving up karts, hitting the tennis courts for a few sets, or attending those cruel parties where every coin and star you had was stolen (no, I’m not mad),...

    • Feature
    • Super Mario
  • News Pokkén Tournament Producer Katsuhiro Harada Up For A Sequel, But Says It's Not Bandai Namco's Decision To Make

    It rests with "Nintendo and Pokémon Co., Ltd."

    One game that deserves some more love is the Bandai Namco developed Switch, Wii U and arcade title, Pokkén Tournament. It was well-received on all three occasions but since then fans of this unique fighter have been wondering if there'll be any future follow-ups. A Twitter follower of Katsuhiro...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Tekken
    • Bandai Namco
  • Random Twitter Has Now Defeated The Grass-Type Gym Leader Erika In Pokémon Red

    Four badges and counting

    Update: And to follow on from all this, Celadon City's Grass-type Gym leader has just been defeated. Rainbow Badge received! Another week has passed, so what's been happening in the social media experiment Twitter plays Pokémon Red...inside a talented programmer's avatar? Well, read on! After defeating the Cerulean...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
    • Game Boy
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Stealth Games

    "!"

    For all the gun-blazing, whip-cracking, all-out action and mayhem there is to enjoy in video games, sometimes a change of pace is needed. All that one-note violence can get boring, no? Why not eliminate that patrolling guard or spittle-covered demon in a more sophisticated manner; something more understated than a rocket launcher to the face?...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Among Us Estimated To Have Sold 3.2 Million Copies On Switch In Launch Month

    That's a lot of imposters

    Smash hit multiplayer game Among Us got a surprise release on the Nintendo Switch last December following an indie showcase and ever since it's been at the top of the eShop charts. It's only £3.89/$5.00 if you haven't already picked it up. According to SuperData, the game is estimated to have already sold a whopping 3.2...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #76 - Final Fight 3

    'Final' my foot!

    Welcome once again to Box Art Brawl, our contest to find out which retro gaming cover is best from two or more global variants of the same game. Last time we enjoyed the silence of Resident Evil: Deadly Silence on the fifteenth anniversary of the DS port. Japan took just over one third of the vote — and Europe grabbed almost a...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Capcom
    • Anniversary
  • Random Morshu From Link: The Faces of Evil Has Been Turned Into A 3D Animation

    Welcome to 2021

    Sometimes the power of technology can be rather scary and today might just be one of those days. A talented VFX artist, known on Twitter as @Hoolopee, has recreated the popular merchant / modern-day meme - Morshu from the 1993 Phillips CD-i game, Link: The Faces of Evil. The character's body in the below clip is a "heavily modified...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Link: The Faces of Evil
    • Philips CD-i
  • Gallery Nintendo Shares Even More Stunning Screenshots Of Bowser's Fury

    We can't wait!

    Nintendo has already shown off quite a number of screenshots for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, and now one of its websites has shared even more of the add-on adventure where Mario and Bowser Jr. team-up to take on Bowser. We've gathered over 30 of them, including the one above, into a single gallery for your own viewing...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Looks Like You'll Be Able To Adjust How Much Bowser Jr. Helps You In Super Mario 3D World's New Add-On

    Call on some assistance

    Nintendo's Super Mario 35th anniversary Twitter account has shared some new information about Bowser's Fury. This new add-on to the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World, which Nintendo has described as a "

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Upcoming Releases

Saturday23rd Jan 2021

  • News A 'Pro' Switch With More Power Might Not Even Be Fully Utilised, Says Industry Veteran

    "you must make sure your game runs on every model"

    There have been some suggestions the rumoured Switch 'Pro' absolutely needs to have slightly improved specs to ensure it can run certain games and improve existing ones but is it all that necessary? Perhaps not, according to one industry veteran. In a recent interview with Nintendo Everything,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Pro
    • Engine Software
  • Video 13 Great Wii U Games Still Not on Switch

    Still some survivors aboard

    It's no secret that Switch has nabbed a large chunk of Wii U's biggest titles such as Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World and many, many more...but there's still a number of games that remain exclusive to Wii U. We didn't just want to highlight any old games though, these 13 are legitimately fantastic and we hope...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Feature Best Kirby Games Of All Time

    Every Kirby game ever, as ranked by you

    Kirby — one of the most famous faces (with little podgy arms and feet attached) in Nintendo's stable of stars — has been wowing players with his impressive abilities and sheer versatility for nearly thirty years now. Created by Smash Bros. boss Masahiro Sakurai, the pink one built up a very impressive...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • All Time
    • Kirby
    • Best Games
  • News Stardew Valley's 1.5 Update For Consoles Could Be Arriving Very Soon

    "late this month or early next month is likely"

    At the end of last year, Stardew Valley's developer ConcernedApe told console players there was a chance version 1.5 might be released by the "end" of January but didn't want to make any guarantees. So, what's the latest? The console version of this update has now been submitted for certification and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • Feature Cyber Shadow Dev On 8-Bit Classics And How We Can Thank Yacht Club For The Switch Launch

    "I can’t comprehend how it happened, must be dark magic"

    It's true that there's no shortage of retro-inspired, nostalgia-drenched Switch games to enjoy these days. It's something of a golden age for anyone who loves the pixel aesthetic, tight controls, incredible chiptunes and purity of classic NES games from the '80s and early-'90s. Now there's a...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News There Are No Plans Right Now For A Cyber Shadow Physical Release

    Dev thinks it would be awesome, but needs some rest

    Next week sees the arrival of the new 8-bit ninja platformer Cyber Shadow on the Nintendo Switch eShop. If you were planning on holding out for a physical copy, it seems you might be waiting a while. In an interview with Comicbook.com recently, developer Aarne Hunziker said he was all for a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 23rd)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It wasn't the busiest of weeks this week, with our most popular headlines revolving around an accusation against Apex Legends and Starter Pokémon fan rankings, but we're still ever grateful for a chance to relax and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Chinese Game Juggernaut Tencent To Acquire "Majority Stake" In Don't Starve Dev Klei Entertainment

    "Klei retains full autonomy of creative and operations"

    Following on from Vicarious Visions merging with Blizzard, it's now been announced Chinese video game giant Tencent - known for titles like League of Legends and Clash of Clans - will acquire a "majority stake" in Klei Entertainment. If you're not familiar with this Canadian-based developer,...

    • Industry
    • Tecent
    • Nintendo Switch
    • China
  • News Sega Identifies Minor Issue In The Latest Update For Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

    Will deploy a fix early next month

    Love puzzle games? Then one recent release absolutely worth checking out is Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. If you played the original not long after the Nintendo Switch's release, the sequel is essentially more of the same...now with Sonic the Hedgehog. Yep, in case you missed it, the blue blur has now arrived as a playable...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
  • News Konami's Puzzle Shooter Block Hole Is This Week's Arcade Archives Release

    Better known as Quarth

    This week's arcade archives release is the puzzle shoot 'em up Block Hole by Konami. It's available now on the Switch eShop. Block Hole was originally launched in Japanese arcades in 1989 and was sold in this region as Quarth. Home version releases, like the 1990 Game Boy title, went with the name Quarth globally. Here's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Konami

Friday22nd Jan 2021

  • News Looks Like One Of Video Gaming's Greatest Crossovers Is Coming To Switch

    SNK and Capcom face-off once more

    Back in the '90s, the sheer notion of Capcom and SNK working together was as unlikely as Sega and Nintendo putting down their weapons and making friends (like that would ever happen, right?!). So, when these two fighting game greats announced a series of crossover games at the close of the decade, it caused quite a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • SNK
    • Capcom
  • Random Artist Reimagines All Pokémon Sword And Shield Monsters As Game Boy Sprites

    All your new favs in the style of Red and Blue

    With any new generation comes a whole new boatload of Pokémon to catch, and that was exactly the case when Pokémon Sword and Shield landed on Switch back in 2019. Despite being the newest games in the series, though, a super-talented artist named Pat Ackerman has reimagined each and every new monster...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Art
    • Random
  • Random Artist Erio Re-Imagines The Gods From Hades As Pokémon Gym Leaders

    Pokémon Stygian Blade and Aegis Shield

    Gods, but do we love a mashup. We reported on these incredible Animal Crossing x Hades characters earlier this month, and now we're getting Pokémon x Hades, too. We're spoiled, really. Artist Erio has been posting their drawings of what they imagine the Olympian gods (at least, their interpretation in Hades)...

    • Random
  • Random Another Fake Nintendo Direct Leak Takes A Crack At Guessing BOTW 2's Title

    Legend of Zelda: The Blurry Fake Screenshots

    People have been having a field day when it comes to creating Breath of the Wild 2 leaks, with title guesses ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Evil to The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of the Past. We've had rumoured release d

    • Rumour
    • Zelda
    • Random
  • News Don't Buy Devil Engine, Say Game's Artist And Musician

    The saga isn't over yet

    Devil Engine is a fine shooter, but it's sadly been overshadowed by legal shenanigans which have been rumbling on for quite some time now – shenanigans which have delayed the release of the game's update, Devil Engine Ignition. Protoculture Games (AKA Tristan Chapman) – the developer of Devil Engine – claimed in July...

    • Switch eShop
    • Legal
  • News Nintendo Explains How Photo Evaluation Works In New Pokémon Snap

    Spoilers: It's the same as the last game

    New Pokémon Snap, due to arrive on Switch on the 30th April, is a lovely, relaxing photography simulator that's all about appreciating wildlife and nature. Right? WRONG. New Pokémon Snap is a game that you can win, and thanks to Nintendo of America's new information, we know how to do it. Start exercising...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokémon
  • Japanese Charts Switch Games Make Up The Entire Top 20

    Update: Top 30 revealed

    Update: More chart data has now arrived for last week in Japan, showing that the Nintendo Switch managed to claim all of the top 20 spots in the software charts. In fact, Switch games make up 28 of the entire top 30, with just two PS4 titles spoiling Nintendo's party. An updated chart can be found below. Original Article...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Physical Version Of Kingdoms of Amalur For Switch Includes The "Full Game" On Cartridge

    Launching this March

    Earlier this week, THQ announced it would be bringing Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning to the Nintendo Switch. While we know the hit RPG will include three DLCs - The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel and Weapons and Armor bundles, the official game account on Twitter has now further clarified things. There'll be a physical...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Pokémon Company To Crack Down On Sword, Shield And HOME Users Who Modify Save Data In "New Ban Wave"

    More measures will also be imposed, if necessary

    The Pokémon Company appears to be getting ready to lay down the law (again) with what's been described as a new ban wave. According to Serebii.net, naughty users of Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon HOME are the targets - with some players on notice for using "altered data" while others are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • The Pokemon Company
    • Sword and Shield
    • Pokemon Home
  • News Capcom's Resident Evil Games For Switch And 3DS Are Currently On Sale (North America)

    Grab a bargain

    Capcom just held its Resident Evil showcase celebrating 25 years of the series, and while there was sadly nothing on display for Switch fans, over on the eShop you can still get your fix - as most of the RE back catalogue is on sale in the US. This covers both the Switch and 3DS - with games like Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil 4...

    • Switch eShop. 3DS eShop
    • Resident Evil
    • Capcom
    • Sale
    • US
  • Random Gabe Newell Says Shigeru Miyamoto's Games Made Him A Better Developer

    Of course they did

    One industry leader that's never released a video game on a Nintendo platform is the American developer and publisher Valve. Despite this, the company's founder, Gabe Newell, is still a big fan of Mario's creator. In a recent interview with outlet 1 News, Newell was asked if he still regularly played games himself and took a...

    • Random
    • Valve
    • Gabe Newell
    • Nintendo
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
  • News Blizzard Merges With Vicarious Visions, The Company Behind Tony Hawk And Crash Bandicoot Remakes

    The 200-person studio now only works on Blizzard games

    Vicarious Visions is no more. As of today, the 31-year-old company has been fully subsumed into Blizzard, and will be "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives" from now on. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, a representative for Vicarious Visions said the following:...

    • Crash Bandicoot
    • Activision
    • Blizzard
  • Soapbox It’s Time For A Pokémon Trading Card Game Reboot On Switch

    But only if it's done right

    My old, beloved (and slightly grubby) copy of Pokémon TCG on Game Boy. Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. In this piece, Ryan explores the idea of a Pokémon TCG video game reboot and why now could be the...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • News Get Another Look At Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury In These New Japanese Commercials

    Not long to go now

    The first big release of the year for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. The game is made up of two parts - the existing Wii U game, and a new add-on where Mario and Bowser Jr. team up to stop Bowser who has been tainted by a "mysterious black goop". To help build up some excitement before the game's...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Japan
  • News Nadir Is A Visually Striking Dark JRPG Now In Development For Switch

    Featuring fast-paced combat

    Shockwork Games, the developer behind last year's Switch release Alder's Blood, has announced that a new, "dark" JRPG called Nadir is now in the works for Switch. The game will have players controlling a team of three "powerful, yet extremely blemished characters" as they try to escape a seemingly endless city. The city...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dead By Daylight Is Getting A Colourblind Mode Following Provocative Comments By One Of Its Designers

    "It's getting really boring just blabbing about colourblind mode all the time"

    Dead By Daylight's been a hit amongst players these last few years. We had issues with the Switch port – awarding it 6/10 stars – but this multiplayer horror game still offers plenty of fun with friends. With over 25 million players signing up, Behaviour I

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Behaviour Interactive
  • News New Pokémon Funko Pops Announced, Including Meowth, Psyduck And A Fresh Pikachu Variant

    Metallic Silver Bulbasaur also confirmed

    There's no end to Funko Pops' ever-expanding march. Pokémon joined the lineup back in 2019, bringing us a set of almost exclusively Gen 1 critters. That includes the three Kanto starters, Pikachu, Mewtwo, and the original Eev

    • Pokemon
    • Funko Pop
  • Soapbox Video Game Injuries Are No Laughing Matter

    Technology is incredibly unfriendly to our frail human bodies

    It's a little embarrassing to say that I permanently messed up my wrists by playing too many video games, but it's true. Well, partly true. I don't imagine having a job that requires this much typing is particularly good for them, either. My path to chronic tendinitis is like something...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Pokémon Center Reveals Official N And Zorua Figure, Pre-Orders Have Gone Live

    Black and White fans, you've not been forgotten

    Pokémon's 25th-anniversary celebrations are in full swing and honestly, there's seemingly no end to how much is getting announced. Without even getting into New Pokémon Snap's information blowout, merchandise is popping up everywhere. New

    • Pokemon
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
  • News Nintendo's Dragalia Lost Is Teaming Up With Persona For A Special In-Game Event

    And it starts later this month

    A new crossover event set to take place in Dragalia Lost has been revealed, and this time The Phantom Thieves of Hearts have arrived. That's right, Nintendo and Cygames' mobile RPG will be teaming up with the Persona franchise for a new event called 'Caged Desire'. It all kicks off on 31st January and lets you use...

    • Mobile
    • Persona
  • News Sarah Conner And The Terminator T-800 Are Fortnite's Newest Arrivals

    "Give me your Back Bling, your Outfit, and your Pickaxe"

    At this point, it's hard to think of a franchise which Fortnite hasn't crossed over with. God of War, Halo, Predator,

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of December 2020 (Japan)

    Among Us couldn't quite claim top spot

    Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling titles in Japan, this time covering December 2020. Below, you'll find a list of the 20 best-selling games on the Japanese eShop last month. Only paid downloads are included, and any games that were on sale during the period are appropriately labelled...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News 7-Eleven In Japan Is Running A Super Mario Merch Lottery, With New Mario-Themed Food

    Eat a pasta sandwich, just like Mario would

    Starting on February 5th, the massively popular American-built, Japanese-owned chain store, 7-Eleven, will be running the "Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Campaign", which adds a few new Mario-themed food items to the menu. The only item detailed so far is the "Mario's Mix Roll", a bun stuffed with a...

    • Mario
    • Japan
    • Merchandise
    • Food
  • News Warframe Gets An Update As Operation: Orphix Venom Arrives On Switch

    Deploy the Necramech!

    Warframe's Operation: Orphix Venom has been and gone for PC players. Going live on December 18th for a whole month, console players have had to wait patiently for this limited-time event. Announced yesterday by developer Digital Extremes, the new update means that Switch players can now join in the action until February 22nd...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • News Ninjala Has Now Been Downloaded Six Million Times On The Switch eShop

    GungHo celebrates with free Jala

    Developer GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its free-to-play Switch eShop exclusive Ninjala has now accumulated a whopping six million downloads worldwide since it was released on the platform last June. As usual, it's thanking the community by awarding players with 100 Jala each (that's the in-game...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
  • News Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's Latest Single Featured On Ninjala Advert In Japan

    It's part of a ten-year anniversary celebration for the singer

    In Nintendo's latest TV advert for Ninjala, the hugely popular Switch exclusive that just hit six million downloads, singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu appears alongside Japanese comedy trio Yonsen Toshin to promote the game, as well as her latest single, "Gum Gum Girl". This isn't the first time...

    • DLC
    • Music
    • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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