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News LEGO x Epic Games Announced, Planning A 'Metaverse' For Kids
Going after Roblox, probably
How do you get a technology executive all giddy and excited? Talk about the Metaverse and a new era for the internet, of course, and now two giants in the entertainment and toy space are teaming up on a major new project in that space. In what could become a significant partnership, Epic Games is working with LEGO. The...
News Looks Like Nintendo Has Been Reprinting 3DS Retail Games For A Final Hurrah
Look for thinner boxes and tweaked package design
The 3DS was officially discontinued back in September 2020, with hardware production ending for a system that couldn't match the dizzy heights of its predecessor (the DS), but nevertheless remains a favourite for plenty of Nintendo gamers. There are definitely a few members of the 3DS fan club among...
News Brewmaster Will Get Crafty On Switch Later This Year
You don't even have to be 21 years old to play
Our most recent Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight had a broad scope of game types, very much reflecting the varied delights that we get to enjoy on Nintendo Switch. One example was Auroch Digital's Brewmaster, with the subtitle 'Beer Brewing Simulator' rather neatly summarising its appeal. Home brewing and...
News Gigapocalypse Will Bring 'Rampage'-Inspired Mayhem To Switch Soon
Customising giant monsters sounds like a good time
It's the year of Kaijū-inspired games, it seems, with developer Goody Gameworks (and publisher HeadUp) confirming in our Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight that Gigapocalypse is heading to Switch soon; it'll land on 2nd June. Inspired by 'Rampage', you customise and care for a monster that then go on a...
News Toree Developer Unveils Super Kiwi 64, Targeting This Year On Switch
In homage to that late '90s N64 look
We're big fans of developer Diactro, which has served up two small but delightfully entertaining titles on Switch - Toree 3D and Toree 2. They've now unveiled their latest title as part of our Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight - Super Kiwi 64. As the name suggests, this adopts some of the style and ideas made famous...
News Swordship Will Bring Intense Shoot 'Em Up Play, Without The Shooting, In September
Another title published by Thunderful
Today brought the third Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight, showcasing a batch of exciting download games on the way to the Switch eShop. Thunderful pitched it, too, and we opened the show with another of the publisher's upcoming releases - Swordship. It's due on Switch this September. Developed by Digital Kingdom,...
Watch Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight (April 2022)
Around 15 minutes of delicious Indie goodness
It's that time again, dear readers, for our very own Nintendo Life Indie Spotlight. Senior video producer Alex Olney and the team have been busy collating some of the finest upcoming Switch eShop games to share, including some exclusive reveals. If we were to go all Geoff Keighley about it we'd probably...
News Two Point Campus Delayed To "Deliver The Best Possible Game"
A near 3 month sabbatical
Following the popularity of Two Point Hospital, which helped to revive the comedic sim stylings that some may have recalled from Theme Hospital, there's been plenty of anticipation for the follow-up - Two Point Campus. Originally due on 17th May, Two Point Studios has confirmed that it's now been pushed back to 9th August...
Review MLB The Show 22 - Sony's Switch Debut Isn't Just A Sinker Feeling, Thankfully
The bottom line drive
Now over five years old, the Switch continues to delight and — despite the ageing technology within the diminutive tablet — we still have third-parties eager to support the system. It's unclear how eager Sony was to support the Switch with baseball juggernaut MLB The Show 22, as the series' move to Xbox and now Nintendo's...
News Former Nintendo HQ Hotel, 'Marufukuro', Is Now Open
"The landmark is once again brought back to life"
Back in January we shared some photos that emerged from the refurbishment of Nintendo's iconic former headquarters, which is now a hotel called 'Marufukoro'. It's certainly aiming for the higher end of the market - a double room reservation on the official website starts at around $700 a night, and...
News LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Feels The Force In Its Launch Trailer
Are you picking it up today?
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has finally arrived, and though the game had multiple delays it seems to have been worth the wait; we gave it a hearty recommendation in our review. As you'd expect it's now had a launch trailer to celebrate and get fans ready to play. As a recap this game tells the story of all nine...
News Ron Gilbert Is Back With Return To Monkey Island, Out This Year
You fight like a dairy farmer
All around the world middle-aged gamers are fist-pumping between slurps of tea, with confirmation that Return to Monkey Island is coming this year. Perhaps most importantly, Ron Gilbert is on board and leading the project. Some of you may know Monkey Island more for its Telltale series on Wii, while Ron Gilbert's had...
News Toasty: Ashes Of Dusk Aims To Blend Zelda And EarthBound On Switch
"Toasty has been built to be something new and refreshing"
The Switch isn't short of retro-inspired action RPGs, but that doesn't mean we don't have room for more if they can offer fun and creativity. Toasty: Ashes of Dusk, developed by Pocket Llama, will arrive in the second half of 2023 and cites the likes of Final Fantasy, EarthBound and The...
Random Kirby Coffee Is Now A Thing In Japan, With Amazing Commercials
A collaboration with Craft Boss Coffee
Kirby and the Forgotten Land has been bringing colour and joy for over a week now, rewarded with positive word of mouth and impressive sales; it's reportedly had the best ever launch for the IP in Japan. The praise has been widespread, and plenty of us have been happily enjoying all things Kirby since its...
Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - March 2022
The best of the last month's eShop games!
This year is certainly moving along, and as we head into Spring (for you Northern Hemisphere readers) we can reflect on more excellent recent eShop titles. This month's voting in the team was intriguing, and we've been left with three excellent games. These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's...
Round Up It's April Fools' Day, Here Are The Best Gaming Gags We've Seen (2022)
Don't worry, it'll be 2nd April soon
April Fools' Day seems to be loved and disliked in almost equal measure nowadays, but when done well it can at least make us think "huh, it would be cool if that was real" or even raise a smile. We've been looking around at some Nintendo and gaming-themed pranks from this year and there's a decent range of both...
Round Up 14 Switch Games Showcased In The New Game+ Expo
Prinny Presents Vol 3! Amnesia! Azure Striker Gunvolt 3! More!
It seems that online expo season is here, and New Game+ Expo has brought a whole bunch of interesting game announcements. It's often a good show from a Switch perspective, with the participating developers and publishers typically being from the Indie scene, which still very much loves...
News Nintendo Adds Super Mario World And Super Punch-Out!! Switch Online Special Versions
Special World and 'Champion Edition' await
As you're likely aware, Nintendo bolstered the NES and SNES Switch Online line-ups with three new games, but there are a couple of other additions to check out. We have another two 'Special' editions to try, both for iconic games in the Super Nintendo app. First up we have 'Champion Edition' in Super...
Japanese Charts Kirby And The Forgotten Land Absorbs More Big Sales
The rest have to suck it up
It's that time, once again, for the Famitsu Japanese charts; this time they cover the week of 21st to 27th March/ Of course that brings us into the launch of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which we already knew had enjoyed a fast sales start in the UK. The good news for fans of the pink one is that has also been evident...
Nintendo Download 31st March (Europe)
CRYSTAR! Ikai! tERRORbane!
The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe 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 Retail eShop - New Releases: CRYSTAR (NIS America, 1st Apr, £44.99 /...
Talking Point Nintendo Switch Online, Game Pass, And 'New' PS Plus - How Do They Compare?
Begun, the Sub Wars have
There had been rumblings over the past weeks and months that Sony was going to unveil a revamp to its subscription service to compete with Microsoft's Game Pass; it had a codename of 'Spartacus' for added effect. It did just that in the end, unveiling three new tiers of PS Plus — the lowest tier broadly represen
News Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Is Getting A Child Of Light Crossover, For Some Reason
Sure, that's cool
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has had some intriguing updates and crossovers to freshen up the experience and keep the game on our radar. These have been slowing down, understandably, but back in October a "special character" collaboration was teased; now it's been revealed. It's an intriguing crossover, albeit a bit of a...
News Digital Foundry Shares Its Tech Review Of Triangle Strategy
The latest HD-2D experience under the microscope
Triangle Strategy has been out for nearly a month now, getting off to a good start in terms of sales and earning plenty of praise. Currently a Switch exclusive, as HD-2D predecessor Octopath Traveler was at launch, it's now had a technical analysis by
News Mighty Goose To Add New Levels And A Deadly Foe In Free DLC
"A thanks to everyone who made the launch so egg-cellent"
Mighty Goose is a colourful and frenetic run 'n gun title, which we quite enjoyed in our review last year. Developed by Blastmode and MP2 Games, it's now confirmed to be getting a nice boost with free DLC on 19th April. This DLC looks and sounds promising; it'll unlock after you clear the...