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News Team17 Confirms An End To Its 'MetaWorms' NFT Project
"We have listened to our Teamsters, development partners, and our games’ communities"
Team17, the hugely successful UK-based publisher and developer, has been facing a storm of bad publicity since revealing plans for a 'MetaWorms' NFT project. Many details were yet to be revealed, but the negative reaction was swift from some fans of the company...
News Old Man's Journey Developer Unveils 'Gibbon: Beyond The Trees'
Also tackles 'challenging real-world environmental issues'
Broken Rules is a development studio that has produced a number of intriguing games, quite a few of which have been on Nintendo platforms - it's probably best known among Switch gamers for Old Man's Journey. The studio has now confirmed its next release, Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, which will...
Soapbox Don't Cheer For Corporate Takeovers - It's Not A Game
Monopoly isn't just for fun when it's real money
Back in September 2020 when Microsoft announced its acquisition of Bethesda for around $7.5 billion, it was a big move — one that some fans would have been excited by, and others less so. It was a huge deal at the time, with that purchase giving Microsoft Gaming / Xbox a number of new studios and...
News INDIE Live Expo To Take Place Over Two Days In May
Separating focus on current and upcoming games
The INDIE Live Expo has become another consistent part of the online streaming scene, especially for those passionate about smaller download-only games. Typically with a major Summer and Winter stream each year, it's also been characterised by the sheer length of the streams (6 hours+) and often...
News Nintendo Shares Its January Switch eShop Highlights
How many did you pick up?
As you can see above, Nintendo of Europe has shared its latest eShop highlights video showcasing key download releases from January. It's quite a mix, including some chill-out games and some more intense options, and also a blend of relatively high profile releases and some that may have passed you by. Windjammers 2 -...
News Limited Run Games Is Opening Its First Physical Store In Spring
With a retro theme, naturally
Limited Run Games is a very familiar brand, one that has positioned itself at the top of the 'limited edition' market for physical games (including many for Switch). What started out as an online store focused on limited run editions of previously download-only games has grown and morphed into a far bigger business...
News Step Up To The Plate, MLB The Show 22 Is Coming To Switch
It feels like a distant memory but it was announced a few years back that MLB The Show, developed by Sony San Diego and previously a PlayStation exclusive, would be coming to other systems; this was no doubt by the insistence of Major League Baseball and a desire to reach a wider audience. Last year it arrived on Xbox for the first time,...
Random Tired Of Waiting For An N64 Switch Controller? There's Another Option
All you need is an Arduino board and some patience
When Nintendo released the Switch Online Expansion Pack, a number of us also rushed to our regional My Nintendo website to buy the new wireless N64 controller. It's a rather lovely thing, but this being the 2020s and Nintendo being Nintendo, stock was extremely limited and restocks haven't eased the...
News Square Enix Showcases More Triangle Strategy Features In New Trailer
Update: English trailer appears!
Update: As expected, an English-language version of the trailer has now appeared courtesy of Nintendo of America's YouTube channel. We've swapped out the Japanese version above, so feel free to give it another watch! Original Article (Thu 27th Jan, 2022 13:30 GMT): It was only yesterday that we saw the localised...
News Team17 Is Jumping On The NFT Train With 'MetaWorms'
Update: Staff reportedly voiced their disapproval, but to no avail
Update: According to a report from Eurogamer, some Team17 employees had voiced their disapproval of the company's venture into NFTs, only for those concerns to be ignored, while others had no knowledge that the plans were taking place until the news broke this morning. "Eurogamer...
News Koei Tecmo Confirms Fatal Frame And Blue Reflection Sales
It's that time of year when major game publishers (particularly those based in Japan) share their latest financial results. Koei Tecmo is the latest to jump in, and in the process gave updates on sales numbers for a couple of October and November releases on Switch. First up we have Blue Reflection: Second Light, which arrived on Switch...
Guide Pokémon Legends Arceus: How To Turn On Gyro Controls
Rather than simply select Poké Ball from a menu during a battle, Pokémon Legends: Arceus lets you directly take aim and throw Poké Balls to catch 'em all. However, it's a little more complex than just using a finger like in Pokémon GO or a Joy-Con like Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. Plenty of Switch games that involve aiming...
Talking Point Triangle Strategy Is A Bad Name, Which Hopefully Won't Matter
Looking forward to the next Mario title, Platform Jumper
Nintendo is starting off the year rather strongly on Switch, with exciting games to keep us busy towards Summer. Despite fierce opposition the Nintendo-distributed game at the top of this scribe's list is Triangle Strategy, which is coming to us thanks to Square Enix and continuing the visual...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (January 29th)
Hm, let's take a guess...
It's been another interesting week in this Nintendo Life, culminating in a rather big release. Yes, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is out and is causing plenty of excitement; we enjoyed it a lot in our review. Though there were a good number of game announcements - particularly for the eShop - and it was also a week full of fun...
News Monster Hunter Rise Goes Old School With The Origin Layered Armor Set
Monster Hunter Rise continues to add frequent events and indeed gifts of items to help players along. A big update this week made some tweaks and fixes while lining up event quests, and a rather charming one is now live. That set is a recreation of armour from the very first game in the series, so will be particularly meaningful to...
News Digital Foundry Gives Its Assessment Of Cloud Gaming On Switch
The Nintendo Switch has a lot of strengths, but there's no getting around the fact that at nearly five years old the hardware is struggling to keep up with some third-party multiplatform games. That's no surprise, but there have now been a number of attempts to sell major releases to Nintendo fans as Cloud Versions. Our reviews of...
Random An AI Broke Tetris On NES, And It’s Compelling Viewing
There are a lot of talented programmers that devote their efforts to showcasing and taking retro games to new heights, and Tetris is about as iconic as it gets. In a video posted last Summer - that we cam across this week courtesy of Gizmodo - programmer Greg Cannon shared a playthrough of the NES version in which his AI plays so well,...
News Atelier Sophie 2 Gets A Fancy New Trailer And Battle Details
Arrives on 25th February
Switch owners have been treated well when it comes to Koei Tecmo's Atelier 'Mysterious' series, with multiple entries and bundles arriving on the system. One of the most tempting is Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack, which we covered in a review and includes Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious B
News Konami Boasts Of Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Passing 4 Million Downloads In A Week
It's flying high on Steam, in particular
Just over a week ago Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel arrived on pretty much all current systems - including Switch - and is also rolling out on mobile. The free-to-play card deck-builder is obviously a significant release for long term fans of the franchise, and the chance to start at no cost can also tempt in a lot of...
News SEGA Wants Sonic Frontiers To Take The Franchise To 'The Next Level'
Aiming for an "open-zone experience"
Sonic Frontiers was a standout in The Game Awards late last year, giving an enticing look at a large-scale Sonic adventure that's due to arrive this year. The game is still mostly a mystery, but Games Radar has nonetheless shared some interesting thoughts from a key
Nintendo Download 27th January (North America)
Pokemon Legends: Arceus! Record of Lodoss War! Unforeseen Incidents!
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:...
News Major Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Doubles Visitors And Adds New 'Membership'
Isabelle wasn't available to explain it, though
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been out on mobile for over four years, and has proven popular enough that it's still supported and given regular updates. It certainly captures a lot of the charm that makes its Switch buddy Animal Crossing: New Horizons such a hit, with the difference being it adopts...
News Zelda-Like 'Oceanhorn 2' Adds Card Game, But It's Not On Switch
Currently exclusive to Apple Arcade, dev plans "to continue supporting" Switch version
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm and its predecessor undoubtedly draw upon a certain Nintendo franchise for some inspiration, but it's an IP that is increasingly establishing its own identity, lore and fanbase. Now developer Cornfox & Bros. has release a...
News Crysis 4 Is In Development But "Will Be A While Yet"
Please don't give us a Cloud Version
The time is coming for a new generation of hardware testing, potentially, as we'll ask "can it run Crysis 4"? Unsurprisingly considering the recent release of the original Crysis Trilogy - including all three on Switch - it's been confirmed by Crytek that a fourth entry is now in development. The reveal trailer...