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Feature The Last Worker Promises To Be "Memorable, Heartfelt" And "Chunkiest" On Switch
"I adore the Switch"
The Last Worker is a title that, with each passing month, is attracting more attention and curiosity. It's a project led by Jörg Tittel, whose career has seen him work across the arts in TV, film and games. Revealed last year with an enigmatic trailer, it also achieved the notable landmark of being showcased at the 78th Venice...
News WayForward Project Lead Says Its "Craziest, Most Impressive Lineup" Is On The Way
"It really is ridiculous how we’re hoarding those dream opportunities"
WayForward is a publisher and developer that's best known by some for its mascot Shantae, but in recent times has started to grow almost beyond its heroine. Particularly in terms of its development efforts its working on IPs and franchises with plenty of fans, notably teaming...
News 'The Perfect Pencil' Is A Beautiful Surreal Adventure Coming To Switch
Draws inspiration from the likes of Celeste and Hollow Knight
It's a pleasing part of the Switch life that fascinating Indie titles often have an eShop version planned alongside the usual PC build. Another to join the watch-list is The Perfect Pencil, which looks like an intriguing and rather beautiful game. It'll be the debut release of Studio...
Mini Review Retro Bowl - An Addictive 8-Bit Throwback That's Appropriately Super
The Bears' offence is rubbish in this, too
(American) Football is a surprisingly complicated sport; it may not look like it as we watch enormous humans endanger themselves while wearing a lot of padding, but it's a game with playbooks and elaborate calls that sound to the uninitiated like the outbursts of lunatics. For most of us fans it's a simple...
Random It's The 10th Anniversary Of Resident Evil: Revelaitons
We'll have to do a reprint for the headline
Resident Evil: Revelations came out on 3DS 10 years ago today in North America (it was late January in Japan and Europe but we missed that date, ok?). It was particularly famous at launch for its 'Revelaitons' box misprint, which became one of the more humorous collectibles in the 3DS era. Since that...
Random Japanese Baseball Fans Share A Cool Pokémon Legends: Arceus Reference
Hisashi Iwakuma steps up on the mound (spoilers within)
You're probably aware, but a lot of Switch owners have been enjoying Pokémon Legends: Arceus over the past couple of weeks, with social media full of people sharing mini reviews, references, cute things or just general lore. One cool instance we've seen (hat-tip Kotaku) is Japanese fans...
News The 'State Of Switch' Survey For 2022 Is Live And Wants Your Opinions
A chance to share your thoughts on the system
The Nintendo Switch will soon be 5 years old, which is quite a landmark; it's still showing incredible momentum and has already outsold the Wii. It's at that point in the generation where plenty are wondering how much longer it'll be Nintendo's main system, and our habits as owners will also be evolving...
UK Charts Pokemon Legends: Arceus Still On Top Despite Release Of Dying Light 2
Over half of the top 10 are Switch titles, too
The UK physical retail charts for last week are now out, and once again they tell a positive story for Switch exclusives (and even in one case a Switch version that sells surprisingly well). On top for a second week is Pokémon Legends: Arceus; what makes that impressive is that it's held off the much...
Memory Pak Star Fox 64, My Incredible Introduction To The World Of Nintendo
Not Mario or Zelda, and my affection for the series will never end
Soapbox articles give our team a chance to share some personal perspectives; today it's the turn of Tom Whitehead to talk about the 64-bit game that sparked his love affair with Nintendo... I'm old enough to say my first gaming system was a ZX Spectrum, which is a big yikes. We had...
Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - January 2022
January's best Switch eShop games!
2022 has been off to a fun start in gaming, with the Switch eShop serving up some darn good titles throughout January. If the rest of the year keeps up the standard it's going to be a hoot. These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and attention to the games that could so...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 5th)
Time, sweet time
Another fun week in the Nintendo Life is finished, and it had some interesting bits and pieces of news. The highlight was probably Nintendo's Q3 financial results, which generally showed that Nintendo is making a lot of money; even shareholders are relatively happy, crikey. For you NFT watchers, multiple projects were
News Nintendo Share Value Continues Positive Momentum After Strong Financial Results
Moving on up
Nintendo revealed its Q3 financial results and conducted an earnings call Q&A this week. As is the norm for a quarterly update it didn't have any major reveals or announcements, but rather gave a state of play in terms of sales and business performance - particularly important in this case as it includes sales from the Holidays...
News Team Waluigi Leads The Way And Mario Kart Tour Is Heading Back To Los Angeles
Mario Kart Tour, the mobile game that gets constant updates while we wait for new Switch MK content (sorry), has been adjudicating on an important debate over the last week. Who's better, Waluigi or Wario? We stated the fact that Waluigi is better and now it has nearly been proven by science, with Team Waluigi taking a 2-0 lead in the game's...
News 5% Of Capcom Acquired By Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund
Its latest power move in gaming
We're in the midst of high profile takeovers in the gaming industry, in addition to major investments. A lot of headlines have followed Tencent's increasingly prolific investments in game companies, but today the focus is on Saudi Arabia's 'Public Investment Fund' (PIF), a government-run sovereign wealth fund, which...
News Yoko Taro And Company Are Back With Voice Of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden
That was fast
When we saw Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden on our YouTube subscriber list the initial assumption was that it was a mobile spin-off or smaller experience. We already had Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars in October on Switch, yet it's the same creative team and developer bringing us The Forsaken Maiden - its out soon on the...
Talking Point Nintendo's Mastery Of Physical Game Sales Hides Limited Digital Growth
Download revenues lag behind rivals
Nintendo's Q3 financial results have been shared and an overall take could probably be a simple "yep, business as usual". Arguably it's a little better than that, though, with an exceptional Q3 (driven by strong sales in the Holidays) allowing Nintendo to increase its projected profits (albeit while shaving a...
Nintendo Download 3rd February (North America)
OlliOlli World! The Artful Escape! Sherlock Holmes!
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! Switch eShop - Highlights: OlliOlli World (Private...
News Metroid Dread Is About To Become The Best-Selling Game In The Series
Sold 2.74 million in its first few months
Metroid Dread was a hugely hyped reveal in Nintendo's E3 2021 presentation and there was lots of excitement, praise and awards buzz around the game following its release on 8th October (alongside the Switch OLED model). How did that convert to sales, though? Well, following a very strong start, the first...
News Nintendo President Reiterates That Switch Is "Just In The Middle Of Its Lifecycle"
Aims to avoid the year six dip and increase momentum
There are plenty that crave updated hardware from Nintendo, but the current statements out of the company - alongside outstanding sales momentum - suggest it could be quite a wait. Add in the ongoing chip shortage issues that are impacting manufacturing and sales, and Nintendo is understandably...
News Nintendo Drops Switch Hardware Estimate But Expects Increased Profits
Software sales estimate also increases
Nintendo's Q3 financial results (up to 31st December) are out, and there are some interesting snippets of information to digest. When it comes to adjustments to the company's full year estimates, meanwhile, it's mostly positive news. Before we get into the numbers, here's some of Nintendo's official statement:...
Hands On 'Mina The Hollower' Mixes Zelda, Castlevania, And Plenty Of 'Git Gud'
Death is coming
When Yacht Club Games formed way back in the distant sepia-toned past (2011), there was a good amount of buzz around a studio predominantly staffed by WayForward veterans. The prospect of outstanding pixel-art gaming was then fulfilled when Shovel Knight was unveiled in 2013, with the game going on to have a hugely successful...
News Official Pokémon DP Sound Library Shares Entire Diamond And Pearl Soundtrack
Create playlists, download or just listen
Amid the recent news around Nintendo targeting and taking down soundtracks on YouTube, today brings a slightly cheerier outcome for game music fans. The Pokémon Company has not only uploaded the official soundtrack for the original Pokémon Diamond & Pearl to YouTube, but has created an excellent...
News MLB The Show 22 Gets A Stylish Trailer, Switch Version To Be Fully Cross-Platform
Just recently we had the very welcome news that MLB The Show 22 is coming to the Switch in April, alongside the PlayStation and Xbox versions. It'll be the first PlayStation Studios title on Switch (it's developed by Sony San Diego), though it's worth reminding people that this is at the behest of Major League Baseball (MLB); in fact MLB...
News The Die-Cast Poké Ball Replica Series Is Now Moving Onto Lesser-Known Balls
If you know what a Cherish Ball is, you're a proper fan
If you're a Pokémon fan, there's a lot of merchandise out there for you in the world. Some of it is affordable cheap-and-cheerful bits and bobs, and some options are surprisingly pricey polo shirts. The Pokémon Center (in the US and UK) is an official go-to of course, and has now unveiled a...