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Feature Kirby Café Tokyo - We Go Full Mouthful Mode Beneath The World's Tallest Tower
Kirby and the Forgotten Diet
If you’re a long-time Nintendo Life reader, or a devout Kirby fan, then you might remember that time Nintendo opened a small chain of Kirby-themed pop-up restaurants across Japan – christened Kirby Café, appropriately enough – in 2016. Beginning with its first temporary location in Osaka, that was quickly...
Feature Save Me, Mr. Tako! Dev On Japan, 'Franglais', And Parting Ways With Nicalis
"Since it was delisted and not transferred, I can’t legally use the original version"
It's a year to the day since Save Me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition arrived on Switch eShop, and with an anniversary update and physical version now available to pre-order, we thought it was a great time to revisit this interview with the game's creator. Enjoy! In...
Feature Animal Crossing Fart Jokes Remain Lost In Translation As Kapp'n Returns In New Horizons
Christmas—or rather, Friday, November 5—came early yesterday when the long-awaited version 2.0 update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons was surprisingly released more than a full day ahead of schedule. While much of the early hype surrounding the purportedly last major free content update focused on the return of
Feature Mega Man, Shovel Knight, And Save Me Mr Tako Composers On Getting 'That' Retro Sound
A roundtable on writing retro tunes in modern times
As any self-respecting subscriber of the Gaming Historian knows, one national survey conducted in 1990 found that more American children could identify Mario than Mickey. That sounds about right to this writer, who was one of those children. What truly astonished us, however, was witnessing...
Feature These Japan-Only Animal Crossing Figurines Are So Darn Cute, Fans Are Struggling To Find Them
More artificial scarcity
On March 29, 2021, Bandai Candy — in partnership with Nintendo and 7-Eleven — released a collection of seven Animal Crossing figurines. Branded 'Atsumare: Dōbutsu no Mori - Tomodachi Dōru' (loosely, Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Doll Friends), the figurines can only be purchased at Nintendo Tokyo and, more...