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Hands On Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - The Ultimate 'Retro Throwback'?
We chat to Dotemu and Tribute Games about the road from 1987 to 2022
It feels like an age ago now, but when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge was announced it triggered excitement among gamers of all ages. For sure, some of the reaction came from players of a certain vintage that remember the original show and the TMNT arcade game,...
Feature 11 Switch Games To Play During Mental Health Awareness Month
Inspirational, thought-provoking experiences
Every May you'll see various organisations, groups and individuals taking the opportunity to raise mental health awareness. It's a topic that now has far more research, understanding and knowledge attached to it, in the process helping people recognise and get help for related issues. The stigma around...
News Grown-Up Mecha RPG 'Wolfstride' Lands On Switch Very Soon
Stumble through 'a giant mecha tournament'
Some release announcements come remarkably close to launch day, and Wolfstride definitely falls into that category. Developed by Ota Imon and published by Raw Fury, it's confirmed that it'll arrive on the Switch eShop on 10th May in North America and Europe, and 12th May in Japan; it'll be priced at...
News Capcom Reiterates That 13GB Monster Hunter Rise Update Will Be Mandatory For Online Play
Even if you don't buy the Sunbreak expansion
Update [6th May at 13:30BST]: Capcom has published an updated customer information page (Japanese), reiterating the information from the March event that you'll need to download and install a 13GB update on 30th June in order to access online play in Monster Hunter Rise. It'll be mandatory for online...
News All Elite Wrestling Game Gets First Footage, Is Called 'AEW Fight Forever'
Hoping they'll pin down a Switch version too
The Switch has a few quirky Indie wrestling games with retro vibes, which is nice, and the questionable WWE 2K18; the latter was not a high point for the genre, to put it mildly. Those hoping for wrestling action a bit more grounded in the current scene may be keeping an eye on All Elite Wrestling's first...
News Take A Look At La Pucelle: Ragnarok From 'Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3'
NIS America has been bringing back some retro classics through its 'Presents' series, with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 arriving on 31st August in North America and 2nd September in Europe; it'll include La Pucelle: Ragnarok and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure in one package, and today the publisher has focused on the former in...
News Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest Showcase Is Set For 9th June
"Game announcements, reveals + Day of the Devs"
WIth the demise of E3, for this year at least, our June fix of game showcases will come from individual companies and Summer Game Fest, the Geoff Keighley-led event that has its own show in addition to hosting a range of other broadcasts. The main Summer Game Fest Showcase, which will kickstart the...
News Operation Highjump: The Fall Of Berlin Aims To Blend Metal Slug And Indiana Jones
Due out this year
There are a whole bunch of Metal Slug games available on the Switch eShop, and some other rather fun run and gun titles have made their way to the system over the years. Operation Highjump: The Fall of Berlin will now hope to join the higher ranks in the genre when it launches later this year on Switch. Developed by Mansion Games,...
News Lonely Mountains: Downhill Brings Back Its '60s Themed 'Flower Power' Season
Blossoming once again
Lonely Mountains: Downhill has established itself as a success story for publisher Thunderful and developer Megagon Industries, passing 2.5 million players across platforms. It's pretty darn decent on Switch, too, and has had a number of notable updates and 'seasons' over the last couple of years. The mountain biking game -...
News Reggie Fils-Aimé Wanted The 3DS To Launch At $199, But Was Rebuffed
"With 3DS, we did not let the poor sales performance linger"
When the 3DS launched it had a tough task as the successor to DS, a portable family of systems that had become Nintendo's greatest success story. Though the 3DS (and 2DS) range of systems couldn't hit those heights, by the end of its run it had been a reasonable success with 75.94 million...
Talking Point If 1-2-Switch Sequel Rumours Are Somehow True, How Could Nintendo Improve It?
Nintendo rumours and the world of 'insiders' can occasionally be a strange, baffling place. While there's no shortage of legitimate leaks, some of the speculation can come across as tall tales, fever dreams, or even the potential machinations of Nintendo trying to bait and identify internal leakers. One bit of speculation that just...
News Reggie Fils-Aimé Recalls Touching Advice He Received From The Late Satoru Iwata
"You have very good ideas. But you won't always be right."
This week has brought the launch of Disrupting the Game, From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo by Reggie Fils-Aimé, a business leadership book from the former Nintendo of America President that offers plenty of interesting insights. While it's selective and careful about detail it gives...
News Reggie Thought Game Boy Micro Was "A Nonstarter" But Was "Forced" To Launch It
"We were operating in silos and this made us ineffective"
You'll have been seeing a lot of Reggie Fils-Aimé on the internet this week, following the release of his book Disrupting the Game, From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo. Though primarily a business leadership book, there are interesting insights into his life, career and his years with...
News My Fantastic Ranch Will Be A Management Sim With 'Extraordinary Animals'
Targeting young gamers, in particular
Pretty much every type of game can be found on the Switch, including a range of sims. We have serious options like Civilization VI and quirky titles like Two Point Hospital, among many examples, and now publisher Nacon is planning to release a colourful game in the genre that'll be suited to younger players...
News Redout 2 Gets A Release Date And Snazzy Trailer, Online Limited To Six Players On Switch
Promises 'extensive career mode'
Redout was a title that aimed to give its own spin on futuristic ant-grav racing, bringing to mind the likes of WipEout and F-Zero. It was a reasonable effort, though there were certainly areas for improvement; the hope is that its sequel will build on the IP's potential. Saber Interactive and developer 34BigThings...
News Wreckfest Gets Pre-Order Trailer And Outlines Optional 'Season Packs'
"Crash couches, school busses and toilets while you’re on the couch, school bus or toilet!"
Wreckfest is a title that's built up a fanbase on various platforms, and Switch owners will finally be able to see what the fuss is about when it launches on 21st June. A new trailer has been released to promote pre-orders opening on the eShop, and like...
News Shigeru Miyamoto's Creative Process Never Stops, Says Reggie Fils-Aimé
A lovely story about smoking pipes
Today saw the launch of Disrupting the Game, From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo, written by Reggie Fils-Aimé; we've shared our thoughts on it in a review. It gives intriguing detail on Fils-Aimé's broader career outside of Nintendo, as well as insights on the big N from a Nintendo of America perspective. A big...
News Reggie Had To Fight For Wii Sports As A Pack-In, And Miyamoto Wasn't Happy
"We do not give away our software"
Nintendo has a history of bundling games with hardware, going back to the NES and Game Boy era. Yet it's never been a fixed policy, nor one that's always matched between regions. Take Wii Sports as an example - it became integral bundled in with the Wii offering when it was included in all territories apart from...
Review Disrupting The Game: From The Bronx To The Top Of Nintendo - Reggie Fils-Aimé
Intriguing insights blended with business can-do tropes
Reggie Fils-Aimé is an iconic figurehead of 21st Century Nintendo, arriving in the public eye at a pivotal moment of the company's history as it underwent a Satoru Iwata-led revolution. After the GameCube's challenging generation in the face of new competition from Microsoft's Xbox and the...
Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - April 2022
The best of the last month's eShop games!
The year is moving along quickly, and the Switch has been relatively busy in terms of major releases. On the eShop, though, April proved to be another packed month with a range of highly regarded ports and awesome new games. Once again, then, it's time to try and pick the best of them all from the last...
Guide Best Nintendo Switch Puzzle Platformers
For a slightly more cerebral platforming experience
Updated with Toodee and Topdee. Enjoy! The Switch has a lot of platformers, and a lot of puzzle games, and that extends to puzzle platformers. If you're raising your eyebrows and saying "what are you on about, you can't just combine them like they're ice cream flavours", then stick with us. It's...
News Deadly Dozen Reloaded Squads Up For A New Summer Landing On Switch
Update: New details, screens, and a delay
Update [Fri 29th Apr, 2022 17:00 GMT] Deadly Dozen Reloaded has stormed its way onto Steam and GOG today, but if you're looking for a Switch release, then you'll need to wait a bit longer. Ziggurat Interactive has announced that its revamped release of this 2001 shooter will now launch on the Nintendo...
Feature What's Your Biggest Nintendo Launch Day Regret?
Regrets, we've had a few
There are few moments more exciting than a console launch, especially for a whole new generation. Objectively speaking it's not the best time for a system - the pricing of everything is at its peak, there won't be many games, and early titles may also struggle to fully show off the technology. Yet the buzz is captivating,...
News Nintendo Switch Sports Launch Trailer Parties Like It's 2006
Wii see what they did there
Update: Nintendo of America has launched its own equivalent trailer, above. Original Article: The Switch has been in our homes for over five years, but with strong ongoing sales and a potential plan for it to be a relatively long generation, we're still seeing some new strategies from Nintendo to keep fans on board...