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Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Turns Three Years Old Today
And what a wild ride it's been
Three years ago today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launched worldwide on Nintendo Switch. And what a game it turned out to be, huh? With its constant character reveals, Nintendo Direct showcases, and internet memes aplenty, few games have had quite the impact on the gaming community that Ultimate has in recent times...
News Nintendo's Hosting An Online Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament, And Prizes Are Up For Grabs (Europe)
Take part from home this weekend
This weekend, Nintendo will be hosting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's "biggest competition of the year", giving all players the chance to walk away with some very welcome prizes. The European Online Challenge will be taking place on Saturday 11th December, running from 1pm - 4pm UK time. Every fighter can participate,...
News Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Lack Online Matchmaking, So Players Have Taken Things Into Their Own Hands
Here's a workaround for competitive matches
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are off to a pretty cracking start, lighting up the official charts and sparking some particularly noteworthy moments within the gaming community. As popular as the
News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In November 2021 (Europe)
The eShop's biggest games
Nintendo has shared an updated list of Europe's most-downloaded Switch eShop games, revealing which titles were the most popular during November 2021. It's perhaps no surprise to see that the new Pokémon games have done the business this month, with both Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl claiming first and second spots...
News You Have To See This Awesome Metroid Game Made Inside Game Builder Garage
And you can play it, too!
Nintendo's Game Builder Garage might not have taken off quite as much as the company would have hoped, but talented players are still busy creating some wonderful little games using the software's tech. A prime example of this, if you'll excuse the pun, is Metroid Attack!, a game created by the folks behind YouTube...
News Druddigon Makes Its Debut In Pokémon GO Today, Here's How To Get One
Five-day event starts today
Starting today, 7th December, Pokémon GO is hosting a new event called 'Dragonspiral Descent' which sees Druddigon appear in-game for the first time. A Dragon-type Pokémon that was first introduced in Pokémon Black and White on Nintendo DS, Druddigon has arrived as part of the ongoing Season of Heritage celebrations...
News PopSlinger Is A "Musical Shooter" Full Of City Pop And '90s Anime-Inspired Art
And it's coming to Switch next month
Launching on Switch next month is PopSlinger, a "musical shooter" from developer Funky Can Creative. You'll be playing as Ria Carbon, a regular girl who finds herself becoming the overconfident, goofball hero, 'PopSlinger'. She sets out to save the planet from sinister invaders using soda-powered guns and...
News Pokémon Unite Surpasses 50 Million Downloads, All Players To Receive Free Aeos Tickets
Claim yours starting this week
The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Unite, the free-to-play MOBA available on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, has now surpassed a whopping 50 million downloads. After initially launching on Switch in July, the game achieved nine million downloads on Nintendo's platform by September. In that same...
Random Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Streamer Plays For 17 Days Non-Stop, Catches Almost 150 Shinies
And it's still going!
This was just three days in. How things have escalated... Plenty of us have been guilty of staying up a bit late every now and then to keep playing our favourite games, but we dare say there won't be many who can say they've stuck at a single game quite like this. Twitch streamer Nomeyy, who's mostly known for playing...
UK Charts Switch Exclusives Dominate, But FIFA 22 Reclaims Top Spot
Big Brain Academy squeezes into top 40
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 4th December, revealing that Nintendo Switch exclusives have taken six of the top ten places this week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has fallen down to second following its first-place achievement last week, with FIFA 22 returning to the top of the table, but it was...
News BioShock 4 Release Window, Time And Setting Details Reportedly Leaked
Could it be launching sooner than we think?
Last year saw the entire BioShock series (well, its mainline games, at least) arrive on Nintendo Switch, introducing a whole new wave of players to a franchise widely considered to be one of the best in the single-player shooter genre. If you're one of the many who picked up the series on Nintendo's...
News Modernised 'Panda' GameCube Controller Hits Kickstarter, Instantly Smashes Goal
Update: More than $1.2 million raised in five days
Update: After just five days on Kickstarter, the Panda Controller has now amassed more than $1.2 million in funding from more than 9,000 backers. Wow. Thanks to the incredible response, several stretch goals such as extended product warranties, a special documentary and limited edition shells for...
News Fire Emblem Heroes Book VI Detailed, New Competitive Modes Also Revealed
Version 6.0.0 is here!
Fire Emblem Heroes' latest update is here, taking the game to Version 6.0.0 and adding plenty of new content to get stuck into. The update introduces Book VI, the next chapter for the game. Promising a "rich new story" that'll let you discover why Veronica has returned, Book VI will be going live later today, 6th December, at...
Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - November 2021
November's best Switch eShop games!
Yet another month of very decent Switch eShop releases has flown on by, so it's time once again to bring out the trusty Nintendo Life eShop Selects! These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and attention to the games that could so easily be missed in the Switch's...
Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Melee Launched 20 Years Ago Today In North America
"CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER!"
Making everyone here at Nintendo Life feel painfully ancient, today marks the 20th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Melee's release in North America. Only the second game in the series, following on from the original Super Smash Bros. on N64, Melee would go on to become arguably the most beloved entry in the franchise, long...
Random Domino's Is Trying To Lure In New Workers With The Chance Of Winning A Nintendo Switch
And free pizza for a year!
What a tasty combo. There aren't many things in life better than gaming and pizza, and that's exactly what popular pizza chain Domino's is offering to new employees in Australia. The perks are being offered up to one lucky new worker in a bid to get more people applying for jobs; Australia's 9Now news network reports...
News Shin Megami Tensei V Updated To Version 1.02, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
New settings and minor fixes
Shin Megami Tensei V was only treated to its first update last week, but seven days later, here we are with a second patch that adds some new settings and fixes minor issues. The new update takes the game to Version 1.02 and mostly centres around new camera and display options. The full patch notes can be found below,...
News Hori's Next Split Pad Pro For Switch Is Mega Man-Themed
And pre-orders are now open!
Hot on the heels of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus Split Pad Pro we shared just yesterday, Hori is back with yet another new design, this time inspired by Mega Man. Available to pre-order as we speak for £49.99, this particular design is set to launch on 14th January 2022. Just like the Split Pad Pro's other variants,...
News Reggie Fils-Aimé Will Be A Presenter At This Year's Game Awards
To reveal Moth– no, let's not go there
Looking for more reasons to sit through the tediously long Game Awards show this year? Well, in a bit of good news for Nintendo fans, it's been revealed that former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé will be a presenter at the show. The event will be hosted once again by Geoff Keighley, but will...
News Put Musk And Branson In Their Place When Spaceflight Simulator Takes Off On Switch
Boasting "scientifically accurate rocket physics"
Ever wanted to build your own space rocket, set off for Mars and leave this planet for good? Well, soon you'll be able to (pretend to) do just that, as Spaceflight Simulator is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game, developed by Stefo Mai Morojna, has players putting together their very own space...
News Pokémon GO And Pikmin Bloom's Next Community Days Fall On The Same Day
Get those walking shoes ready
We hope you're ready for some serious exercise – and that you have a good battery pack or two ready – because both Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom are set to kick off their next Community Day events on the very same day, the 18th December. All the details you could possibly need on Pokémon GO's event have already...
Nintendo Download 2nd December (Europe)
Big Brain Academy! Disney Magical World! Clockwork Aquario
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: Asterix &...
Japanese Charts Pokémon Diamond And Pearl Remakes Stay Top, And They're Selling Faster Than Sword And Shield
Not a bad launch, then
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 28th November, revealing that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are still leading the pack by a supremely comfortable margin. In their second week on sale, the two games shifted another 355,046 physical copies in Pokémon's home region of Japan. That...
News Tsareena Is The Next Character To Join Pokémon Unite
Here's your first look
The Pokémon Company has announced that Tsareena will be the next Pokémon to join the roster in Pokémon Unite, the free-to-play MOBA available on both Nintendo Switch and smartphones. The new character, a Grass-type Pokémon that was first introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon on Nintendo 3DS, will arrive in-game on 9th...