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TodaySun, 25th Oct 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #65 - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Chattur’gha, Narokath, Santak, Pargon, Pargon...

    Welcome one and all to Box Art Brawl, the battle between two or more regional box art variants to find out which one's the most aesthetically pleasing to the most discerning, intelligent — and may we say charming — of all internet users: your lovely selves. Last time we commiserated about the...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • GameCube
  • News Psyonix Says It's Still Working On Resolving Rocket League's Split-Screen Multiplayer "Issue" On Switch

    "It’s been down for over a month"

    Believe it or not, but it's now been over a month since the split-screen multiplayer mode mysteriously disappeared from the Nintendo version of Rocket League. This happened around the same time it went free-to-play. Fortunately, Psyonix hasn't forgotten about it. Just hours ago, the developer responded to a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Rocket League
  • News Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 To Be Shown To The Public For The First Time Next Month

    Will be playable at Japan's Digital Games Expo

    Back in June, during the BitSummit Gaiden online event, Inti Creates announced it would be reviving its flagship 2D side-scrolling series Azure Striker Gunvolt for a third outing. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 is described as a "true blue sequel" to Azure Striker Gunvolt - with action supervisor Keiji...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Keiji Inafune
    • Japan
  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games - Switch eShop Deals (Europe)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted Switch games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know exactly is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News IDW Releasing Sonic The Hedgehog Hardcover Comic Collection In 2021

    272 pages of the blue blur

    It's Sonic's 30th anniversary next year and to celebrate IDW is releasing a hardcover collection of its Sonic the Hedgehog comic on 8th June next year. All up, it includes 272 pages covering the first twelve issues of the comic book series. This is also volume one - so more volumes are expected to be released. Here's the...

    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Comics
    • Sega
  • News Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade Of Light Switch eShop File Size Revealed

    Small game, big adventure

    The big surprise this week was when Nintendo announced it would be bringing the original game in the Fire Emblem series to the west for the first time ever. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light is arriving exclusively on the Switch eShop on 4th December and is priced at $5.99 (or your regional equivalent)...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fire Emblem
  • News PowerA Continues Mario's 35th Anniversary Celebrations With Three New Switch Controllers

    Arriving later this month

    Following on from PowerA's new Switch controller designs in September, it's now got three more officially licensed Mario themed ones on the way. There's an enhanced wireless pro controller, an enhanced wired pro controller, and a wireless GameCube style controller. According to listings on Amazon, all three controllers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PowerA
    • Accessories
    • Super Mario

YesterdaySat, 24th Oct 2020

  • Random Not Everyone Is Happy With Cadence Of Hyrule's Interior Artwork

    What does it look like in your own region?

    If you've got full artwork inside your Cadence of Hyrule Switch game case, consider yourself lucky, as fans of the game in certain regions around the world have opened up their latest physical purchase to discover it's a completely blank canvas. One individual, located in Spain, was nice enough to upload...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Legend of Zelda
  • Review G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout - Bland, Forgettable Saturday Morning Fare

    G.I. No

    There was a huge red flag right from the off, when G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout had not been accurately renamed Action Force: Operation Blackout for a British audience. We don’t want to be reminded of the incredibly crap films, we want to be reminded of the brilliant IPC comic Battle, and its Action Force strips that eventually spun off...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News SuperData: 3D All-Stars Is Now The Biggest Digital Launch For A Mario Game On Nintendo Switch

    High demand, limited release

    Digital video game sales have reached an all-time high this year. Just last week, for example, FIFA 21's digital sales in the UK outsold physical purchases at launch for the first time ever. Now, according to SuperData's monthly report for September, Super Mario 3D All-Stars has set a new digital launch sales record for...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
  • News Of Course Scalpers Are Already Listing Fire Emblem's 30th Anniversary Edition

    Not again!

    This week, Nintendo announced it would be bringing Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light to the west for the first time ever. The catch - because there's always one - is that it'll be another "limited-time" release and will only be available on the Switch eShop until 31st March 2021. Alongside this, Nintendo is offering a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News A New Drawn To Life Game Has Been Rated For The Nintendo Switch

    Two realms, one game

    Remember the action-adventure platform series Drawn to Life during the Wii and DS generation? If you don't, we'll forgive you, as it's obviously been quite some time since we last heard about it. For anyone who did enjoy this series back in its prime, the good news is it appears to be returning. According to Gematsu, the Taiwan...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ratings
  • Review Tennis World Tour 2 - A Promising Seed With Far Too Many Faults

    John McEnwoe

    Let's forget the warm-up and jump straight to the first serve, shall we? Tennis World Tour 2 demands a level of precision from its players that it simply isn't capable of facilitating. This is a sombre and serious tennis sim that bases its take on the sport around the perfect timing of shots and their precision placement on court. It's...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (October 24th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Here we are at the end of another week, which this time brought us a seriously hot take on Nintendo's business practices, a Super Mario Bros. 35 bombshell, and the announcement of an iconic

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Nightdive Studios Delays Its Enhanced Edition Of Blade Runner

    Release date now "TBD"

    Nightdive Studios has confirmed Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will no longer be released this year on the Nintendo Switch and other platforms. In an interview with our friends over at Eurogamer, Nightdive's CEO Stephen Kick said the launch date was now "TBD". "There have been some obstacles we've had to overcome in terms of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Friday23rd Oct 2020

  • News "Nintendo Isn't That Smart": Pachter Says Nintendo Should Scrap Switch And 'Only Have Switch Lite'

    "Who cares? Play it as a handheld"

    If you were to ask anyone to explain the benefits of owning a Nintendo Switch, we'd argue most would demonstrate the console's ability to 'switch' between handheld and docked play. It's the entire selling point of the system after all, and having a console be so versatile can only be a good thing, right? Wrong –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Michael Pachter
  • Guide Pokémon Sword And Shield - All Ash’s Pikachu Codes

    How to get all eight of Ash's Pikachu in Sword and Shield

    To celebrate the upcoming release of The Crown Tundra, the second piece of DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield, players can now get their hands on multiple versions of Ash's Pikachu – a variant of the cuddly critter that's wearing Ash Ketchum's hat from the anime series. All of Ash's various...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • News Nintendo Is Permanently Reducing The Price Of Switch Joy-Con

    Update: Now confirmed for North America

    Update: Nintendo has now confirmed that the Joy-Con price drop will also come to North America. Just like Japan, the discount only applies to single Joy-Con purchases. The single Joy-Con products below will be reduced from $49.99 to $39.99 starting from 9th November. While this is a welcome change, it's worth...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
  • Review Pokémon Sword & Shield - The Crown Tundra - Great New DLC Marred By Decades-Old Design

    Cold Pokémon go brrr

    Pokémon Sword & Shield is now finally complete with the release of The Crown Tundra, the second part of the DLC pass to go alongside The Isle of Armor. But how does it stack up compared to its great – if inconsistent – main game? Well, we'll tell you, because we’re nice like that. We have to be honest, our first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Do You Play Your Switch More In Docked Or Handheld Mode?

    Analyse this

    Earlier today you may have caught the latest quote from a certain well-known analyst suggesting that Nintendo would do well to scrap the standard Switch entirely and concentrate on the handheld-only Switch Lite model. We (and most industry onlookers, we'd wager) would argue that the console's namesake hybrid nature is its greatest...

    • Poll
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra DLC Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Version 1.3.0 has arrived

    Pokémon Sword and Shield's second piece of DLC, The Crown Tundra, is now available on the Nintendo Switch. As previously noted, this extra content includes a new adventure, the chance to catch legendary pocket monsters from past generations, new Pokémon, a new Galarian Star Tournament, a new way to battle and much more...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
    • Updates
  • Review Pumpkin Jack - The Perfect Platforming Treat For The Spooky Season

    Tonnes of skele-fun

    We don’t know about you, but Halloween is one of our favourite times of the year. Autumn is in full force, supermarkets are littered with skeletons and pumpkins, and it’s possibly the only time of year where it’s acceptable to watch The Exorcist on repeat while gorging on Toblerone (although you'll forgive us if that's been...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Gallery Lots Of Gorgeous Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Screenshots Appear

    Ahead of its launch next month

    We're now less than a month away from the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on Nintendo Switch, and plenty of lovely screenshots have been shared ahead of the big day. The images below come courtesy of 4Gamer, and show off lots of the game's main cast, stunning scenery, some of the attacks you'll be able to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Gallery
  • News Pokémon HOME Update Out Now, Adds Crown Tundra DLC Compatibility

    Download it today!

    The cloud and storage service Pokémon HOME has today been updated to version 1.2.0 on Nintendo Switch and version 1.3.0 on mobile devices. Most notably, this update adds compatibility with part two of Pokémon Sword and Shield's Expansion Pass, addresses some other issues and much more. Below are the full patch notes: - Added...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • News Transformers: Battlegrounds Is Out Today On Switch, Here's The Launch Trailer

    Autobots vs Decepticons

    Today sees the launch of Bandai Namco and Outright Games' Transformers: Battlegrounds on Nintendo Switch, and a brand new trailer has been released to celebrate. Developed by UK team Coatsink, the game throws players into "intense" tactical combat and tells an original story within the Transformers universe. We were also...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random Thanks Fire Emblem, Mother 3 Is Now Trending On Social Media (Again)

    "Lucas can’t take much more"

    Yesterday, Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced it would be localising the original entry in the Fire Emblem series for the first time ever. Yes, that's right, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light will be released on the Switch eShop this year on 4th December. As happy as everyone is about...

    • Random
    • Mother
    • EarthBound
    • Fire Emblem
  • Feature We've Had Tetris 99 And Mario 35... So, What's The Next Nintendo Battle Royale?

    99 Links drop onto an Eventide Island...

    The recent arrival of Super Mario Bros. 35 as the second Battle Royale-inspired online multiplayer experience to come following the excellent Tetris 99 poses the question of what other classic Nintendo franchises could be given similar treatment. As enticements to sign up for the Nintendo Switch Online...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Apex Legends' Switch Version Has Been Delayed

    "We don’t want to rush anything out"

    EA and developer Respawn Entertainment have announced that Apex Legends has been delayed on Nintendo Switch. The game was originally planned to launch on the console this fall alongside its release on Steam (which will be happening on 4th November), but has sadly been pushed back to next year. Chad Grenier,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video First 4 Figures Unboxes Its Stunning Varia Suit Samus Statue

    It's just mindbogglingly beautiful

    Expensive-but-fantastic statue maker First 4 Figures has shared an unboxing video of its delightful Varia Suit Samus figure. Available as a standard edition or a super fancy Exclusive edition that includes LED lights, the figure has entered its 'last chance to pre-order' stage on First 4 Figures' website. The...

    • Metroid
    • Merchandise
    • First 4 Figures
  • Reminder Cadence Of Hyrule's Physical Edition With All DLC Included Launches Today

    Are you getting it?

    Just in case it had slipped your mind, here's your friendly reminder that a lovely physical Zelda game is out today! Yes, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda's physical release with all DLC included is now available. If you haven't already bought the game digitally, this is a fantastic way...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Review GONNER2 - Another Way To Die In An Increasingly Crowded Genre

    I live, I die, I die some more

    It’s been three years since GoNNER dropped on Switch, a game we thought pretty highly of. Bringing us a challenging 2D platformer with rogue-like mechanics, it told the story of Ikk, our altruistic blob-like hero that set out to help a land-bound whale called Sally. Placing us in a series of procedurally generated...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Even Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Is Getting A Battle Royale Game

    Don't worry, you can play normally too

    Launching on Switch next week in Europe – and a little later in North America – is a video game adaptation of the hit TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? It has all your favourite things from the show, like tough questions, lifelines, and lots of money to be won, but it also has a battle royale mode?...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Test Your Nintendo Knowledge With This New Video Series

    Know your Min Mins from your Minccinos?

    Think you know everything there is to know about Nintendo? Want to prove that to yourself and the rest of the Nintendo Life community? Then get stuck into these new videos. Nintendo has started a brand new video series titled 'Do You Know Your Nintendo?', with four episodes available to view on YouTube at the...

    • Nintendo
    • Random
  • News Lonely Mountains: Downhill DLC Adds The Game's Biggest Mountain Yet And New Challenges

    With added thunderstorms and volcano

    The first paid DLC for Lonely Mountains: Downhill is now available on Nintendo Switch, celebrating a major milestone for the game with some very welcome new content. Called 'Eldfjall Island', the DLC adds brand new challenges across four trails, with new outfits, paint jobs, and accessories to unlock along the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Step Aside FIFA, Soccer Joins Hamster's Arcade Archives This Week

    Meet the "father" of all football games

    Before EA's annual FIFA releases, there was a Nintendo title known as Soccer. It didn't include card packs, online play, or even in-game ads - instead it was a simple but "exciting" take on the beautiful game starring a bunch of international teams. This week the classic football game joins Hamster Corp's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
    • Hamster
  • News Dragon Marked For Death Gets New Quests, Character Adjustments And More In Huge Update

    Here are the full patch notes

    2D side-scrolling action RPG Dragon Marked for Death has received a mighty update on Switch and other platforms, adding new Level 120 quests, character adjustments for all playable characters, equipment and item adjustments and more. We have the full patch notes for you below, but we'll warn you now that this is a big...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates

Thursday22nd Oct 2020

  • News Nintendo Discounts Three Major Mario Games On Switch For A Limited Time (Europe)

    33% off three Mario hits!

    As part of Nintendo's ongoing Super Mario 35th Anniversary celebrations, a small selection of Mario hits are currently reduced on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Europe. As you'll likely be aware, it's not all that often that Nintendo-published games get discounted, so if you're still to pick up any of the three titles below,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • News The Original Fire Emblem Is Coming To The West For The First Time Ever On Switch

    But it'll only be available for a limited time

    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, the very first game in the Fire Emblem series, will launch in the west for the first time as a rerelease on Nintendo Switch. The 8-bit game, previously exclusive to the Famicom in Japan, will launch in the US and Europe on the Nintendo Switch eShop...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fire Emblem
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Outer Worlds On Switch Has Been Updated To Version 1.2

    Visual changes and more...

    Update (Thu 22nd Oct, 2020 01:30 BST): The long-awaited patch for The Outer Worlds is finally here. It bumps the game up to version 1.2 and includes a bunch of features, changes and fixes. Below are the full patch notes from the official game site: The next time you launch The Outer Worlds on your Nintendo Switch, you...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • The Outer Worlds
    • Patch
  • News Minecraft Steve's Meat Gets The Chop In Smash Bros.

    Nintendo must have had some 'meat-ings'...

    It's official - Steve's win screen in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been slightly adjusted as of update 9.0.1. Last week, the internet couldn't help but notice how the Minecraft character's steak looked like something else...and well, it seems Nintendo has decided to adjust this animation in the latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Minecraft
    • Updates
    • Polls
  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 9.0.1 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Fixes, fixes and more fixes

    Nintendo's latest update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which was announced yesterday, is now live. This minor update bumps the game up to version 9.0.1 and fixes multiple issues linked to the new DLC fighters from Minecraft. Opponents will no longer fall through the stage when these characters create a block in a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • Random Here's How Microsoft's Phil Spencer Reacted To Minecraft Steve's Smash Bros. Meat

    "[long pause] Yeah. Who did that?"

    You probably know the story by now, but when Minecraft's Steve joined the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster earlier this month, fans quickly discovered that his victory screen contained a very unfortunate bit of meat placement. It quickly did the rounds on social media and became one of the biggest gaming stories...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Minecraft
    • Random
  • Poll Rate Your Favourite Wii Games

    Help us assemble the top 50 Wii games ever

    Next year will be the fifteenth anniversary of the humble Nintendo Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. It was a brilliantly compact piece of hardware (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) which hosted a huge library of fantastic titles...

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    • Wii
    • Retro
    • Nintendo
  • Hands On Immortals: Fenyx Rising Could Be The Switch Adventure You Need This Holiday

    A Greek Mythological take on the Breath of the Wild formula

    Last year at E3, the world was given the first look at a brand new, animated adventure from Ubisoft named Gods & Monsters, and after a year's worth of radio silence, we were finally treated to our first look at gameplay, along with a new take-it-or-leave it name, Immortals: Fenyx...

    • Hands On
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Immortals Fenyx Rising
    • Ubisoft
  • News Early Build Of Pokémon Sword Allegedly Leaked Online

    Out in the wild

    Earlier this year, Nintendo was on the receiving end of a massive source code leak. Since then, we've heard and discovered all sorts of things about the company's older video games and hardware. The leaks haven't stopped, either. In the latest development, there's now been another Pokémon one, but this time it's rather different as...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Review MindSeize - Slick Mega Man Zero-Style Action Jammed Into A Metroidvania

    Nothing to Seize at

    When it’s in full flow, MindSeize has the flair and feel of Mega Man Zero. And believe us, that’s not something we’d say lightly, considering that Capcom’s beloved handheld series remains at the apex of 2D action gameplay. There’s a similarity in certain aspects of the game’s design, but mostly in its mechanics and...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop

Friday23rd Oct 2020

  • Random Japan's Former PM Wasn't So Sure About Promoting Tokyo 2020 As Mario

    “I waited for over ten minutes in that pipe”

    The now-former prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who retired due to health reasons in September, recently spoke to Nikkan Sports about making an appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony (as Mario) to promote Tokyo 2020. He admitted he wasn't thrilled with the idea when it was initially...

    • Super Mario
    • Japan

Thursday22nd Oct 2020

  • News Nintendo Gives Xenoblade Chronicles Some Love With 7-Minute Relaxation Video

    Simply beautiful

    Despite our best efforts to lighten the mood with far too many Mario Kart cat articles, life's pretty tough for a lot of us right now, so this new video from Nintendo might just be exactly what the doctor ordered. The Big N has given the Xenoblade Chronicles series a slightly random but much-appreciated bit of attention, sharing a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xenoblade
    • Video
  • News Torchlight III Arrives On Switch Today, Here's The Launch Trailer

    "A perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch"

    Echtra Games' Torchlight III launches today on Nintendo Switch, and a brand new trailer has been released to get you in the mood. The game will have you exploring the vibrant world of Novastraia, hack’n’slashing your way through quests and boss battles across randomly-generated areas. This new Switch...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Nintendo Download 22nd October (North America)

    The Red Lantern, Supraland and GONNER2!

    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: The Red Lantern (Timberline Studio,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News 2D Metroidvania DeathStick Brings Dimension-Shifting Platforming To Switch

    But it won't be out for a while

    TeamNora Games and publisher HypeTrain Digital have announced that they'll be bringing DeathStick, an upcoming action-platformer, to Nintendo Switch. The teams describe the game as "a beautiful 2D pixel art Metroidvania/slasher platformer," where players follow the story of a young girl called Mako. She's on a quest...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Speeds Into First Place

    As Nintendo takes nine of top ten

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 12th - 18th October, revealing that Nintendo's Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has debuted in first place. Combined sales of the Mario and Luigi bundles reached an estimated 73,918 units in its opening week, comfortably sitting ahead of the second-place game, Animal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 22nd October (Europe)

    Horace! Transformers! GONNER2!

    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 & Obelix XXL: Romastered...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Tactical RPG Shores Unknown Hits Early Access In February, Ahead Of Its Full Launch On Switch

    Featuring gridless turn-based combat

    Developer Vallynne has revealed that its upcoming tactical RPG Shores Unknown will be available in Early Access on PC in February 2021, where it'll hoover up player feedback ahead of its full release on Switch. A Switch release date hasn't yet been confirmed – that'll come a little later down the line – but...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News THO Simulator Is Your Chance To "Examine Damage" And, Erm, "Ensure Safe Roads" On Switch

    No, not THQ Simulator

    While scrolling through the upcoming Switch releases this morning, this new addition to the sim genre caught our eye. What's this? THQ Simulator? we thought for the briefest of moments before re-reading the title. Nope, this new game from prolific sim publisher Aerosoft actually casts you as part of a specialist relief...

    • Switch eShop

Wednesday21st Oct 2020

  • News Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Version 9.0.1 Arrives This Week

    Fighter adjustments incoming

    Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be updated to Version 9.0.1 this week. This follows on from last week's major update which added the new Minecraft character DLC and Mii Outfits. It

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Updates
  • News Rodea The Sky Soldier Is Being Removed From The Wii U And 3DS eShops In Japan

    Following its removal in Europe and NA

    Rodea the Sky Soldier, an action-adventure title produced by Sonic lead programmer Yuji Naka, will be removed from the Wii U and 3DS eShops in Japan next month. The game's delisting follows similar removals in Europe and North America earlier this year, meaning the title will soon be unavailable digitally...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Japan
  • News Nintendo Reminds Us Its Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch Will Only Be Around For A Limited Time

    Get it while you can

    If you're planning on picking up the special Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch, just be mindful that it's also a limited time deal. The official website for this system celebrating Mario's 35th anniversary has reportedly been updated and now includes the following message below - noting how this product will be sent to...

    • Nintendo
    • Super Mario
    • Game and Watch
    • Retro
  • News Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra Galarian Star Tournament Is The Game's "Hardest Challenge"

    And unlocking it takes time

    Previews of The Crown Tundra DLC, the second DLC to be released for Pokémon Sword and Shield, have revealed new details regarding the Expansion Pass' new content. In a report from VG247, more details on the DLC's post-game Galarian Star Tournament have been shared. The write-up confirms that the tournament –...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • DLC
  • News Warner Bros. Halloween Sale Offers Lots Of Lovely Switch Discounts (North America)

    Sale now on!

    Warner Bros. has kickstarted a Halloween sale on Nintendo Switch in North America, discounting plenty of LEGO games, a couple of Scribblenauts titles and Mortal Kombat 11. You can find all games in the sale below, so have a look through and head on over to the eShop to grab any deals that take your fancy. Original Price Current...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Warner Bros
    • Sales
  • Review Crown Trick - A Refreshingly Slow-Paced, Turn-Based Rogue-Like Adventure

    Crowning Glory?

    Roguelikes and roguelites have a tendency to throw players through their shapeshifting gauntlets of murder and death at a rather frenetic pace. Recent popular examples, such as Hades and Dead Cells, really emphasise this almost uniform focus on speed and it's one that's quite understandable in a genre where repetition is such a...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News New Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Scans Show Off The King, Purah, Robbie And More

    But will they be playable?

    Next month sees the arrival of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calmaity - a game set 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild. Koei Tecmo has revealed quite a bit about it so far, and now, in the December 2020 issue of Nintendo Dream, some new character renders have been shared. Perhaps the highlight is the "other...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Random It Turns Out Some Cats Love Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

    Nintendo Life cats meet Mario

    At the end of last week, we shared an article highlighting the struggles being faced by the world's cat population as a result of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. The extremely important and serious piece of journalism explored a variety of lovely kitties, finding that many appeared to be scared of the zooming Mario RC...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Random
  • News New Pokémon Video Series Explores The UK Areas That Inspired Sword And Shield's Galar Region

    Update: Episode 2 arrives

    Regrettably, this incredible Pokémon bus didn't stop by Nintendo Life HQ on its travels... Update: Episode 2 is now live and we've added it below; Sam and Mark take their first steps into the Wild Area, guided by Clare Siobhán. Original Article: Pokémon Sword and Shield's Galar region is full of exciting towns,...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Video
  • News Five Dates Has You Playing As A Millenial Trying To Find Love In Lockdown

    Featuring over 7 hours of filmed footage

    The latest live-action game from Wales Interactive has been detailed, tasking players with finding love through a dating app during the coronavirus lockdown. Five Dates follows the story of Vinny, a London-based millennial who finds himself chatting to five potential matches. You'll be making all of his...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Local Wireless Multiplayer Games

    Games best played with multiple Switches

    The Switch's facility with local couch co-op games is one of the key selling points of the console. The ability to crack (read: carefully slide) off the Joy-Con and get involved in some same-screen multiplayer mayhem is super convenient, although the introduction in September 2019 of Switch Lite — the...

    • Features
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  • News Chicken Police Is A Real Thing, And It's Bringing Buddy-Cop Noir Adventure To Switch

    "Could a suspicious case be solved by chickens?'

    Note: The following trailer contains mature language that may be unsuitable for some viewers. If you're looking for something truly unique, you needn't look any further than Chicken Police. From Hungarian developer The Wild Gentlemen and published by HandyGames, Chicken Police is a dialogue-heavy...

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  • News Multiplayer Horror Dead By Daylight Gets Graphics Update, Halloween Event And More

    A New Tome: UNLEASHED

    Behaviour Interactive has released brand new content for its 1 v 4 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight. The update adds a new Tome called 'Unleashed', a new 'Hallowed Curse' collection of in-game cosmetics, a limited-time event for Halloween, and a "massive graphical overhaul". It's all been detailed in...

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  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate's Delayed Tournament Is Back On Track Thanks To New Patch

    Time to win that eShop grand prize!

    Update: And just like that, the European Tournament has been rescheduled. Original Article: At the end of last week, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players in Europe should have enjoyed the very first tournament of the new European Online Challenge series. The event was delayed due to "technical issue

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  • News Team Meat Shares Hours Of Juicy Super Meat Boy Forever Gameplay

    As the original game turns 10 years old

    [Gameplay starts at around the 10-minute mark] It feels like we've been waiting for this game forever – if you'll excuse the pun – but this new boatload of gameplay footage suggests that Super Meat Boy Forever is finally on the home stretch. Team Meat co-founder and Creative Director Tommy Refenes has...

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  • News Free Demo For Kirby Fighters 2 Appears On The Switch eShop

    Try before you buy

    If you're yet to buy the recently-released Kirby Fighters 2 on Nintendo Switch, you might want to consider checking out the game's free demo which has just arrived on the eShop. The demo lets you explore an early portion of the game's Buddy Fighters Tower, and also provides a taste of the multiplayer action you can enjoy in the...

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  • News Super Met Boy Announced For Switch - And No, It Has Nothing To Do With Super Meat Boy

    Japanese launch confirmed, worldwide release to follow

    Flyhigh Works has announced that Super Met Boy, not to be confused with the very similarly named Super Meat Boy, is headed to Nintendo Switch. It's been developed by Japanese indie dev Rebuild Games and is described as a "casual arcade action" game. You take on the role of the game's main...

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Thursday22nd Oct 2020

  • News Optillusion Is Bringing Its Award-Winning Puzzle Adventure Moncage To Switch In 2021

    Check out the brand new trailer!

    Optillusion has announced it will launch its vignette puzzle adventure title Moncage on Nintendo Switch, PC and mobile next year, with the assistance of publisher XD Network. To celebrate, it's released a brand new trailer - showcasing the unique gameplay that combines optical illusions and vignette puzzles. There...

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Tuesday20th Oct 2020

  • News Luigi Can Be Unlocked As A Secret Playable Character In Super Mario Bros. 35

    Well, Nintendo kept that quiet

    Super Mario Bros. 35 has been available to play on the Nintendo Switch eShop for almost three weeks now, and players have finally discovered a very exciting secret indeed. It turns out that Luigi is available in the game as a playable character – something that Nintendo hasn't publicly revealed up until this point...

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  • News NPD Analyst Thinks Limited-Time 3D Mario Games Will Be Sold Individually On Switch

    "I don't think these games will disappear"

    When Nintendo revealed the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for the Switch in September, it made it very clear it would be a "limited-time" release that would only available until the end of March 2021. What will happen to each of these games in this collection once it's gone, though? NPD's industry...

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Wednesday21st Oct 2020

  • News The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Has Received A New Update On Nintendo Switch

    Thronebreaker, too

    It's been just over a year since The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition arrived on the Nintendo Switch and it's still receiving minor updates to further improve the overall experience. Update 3.7 focuses on a language fix and resolves issues with cloud saves tied to the PC version of the game. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt...

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Tuesday20th Oct 2020

  • Poll What Was The Best Switch Launch Game (That Wasn't Zelda: Breath Of The Wild)?

    No Link option

    As great as the Wii U was (and there's a good reason why the majority of its library has reappeared on its successor), it was never a 'cool' console. Nintendo's mixed messaging and marketing did little to endear it to anybody who wasn't a total devotee to all things Mario — something the company remedied with its next hardware...

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  • News Monster-Catching Metroidvania Monster Sanctuary Scores December Release Date On Switch

    Pokémon and Metroidvania in one

    Team17 and Moi Rai Games have announced that Monster Sanctuary, a monster-taming Metroidvania-style RPG, will be launching on Switch on 8th December. We first heard about this one back in November 2018, when the game smashed its Kickstarter goals to fund a launch on Nintendo's platform. Since then, development has...

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  • Review Horace - A Heart-Warming Nostalgia Trip And Must-Play Masterpiece

    Horace doesn't go skiing

    The name “Horace” has cultural cachet in the world of British retrogaming, and we can’t help but believe that the evocation thereof is very, very intentional on the Horace developers’ part. After all, their game is steeped in nostalgia; the pop culture of days past infuses Horace from its opening nod to Thames TV’s...

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  • News Final Fantasy IX Is Getting A Physical Release On Nintendo Switch

    Will include English language support

    Square Enix has announced a physical version of Final Fantasy IX for the Nintendo Switch will be released in Asia this winter. According to a listing over on Playasia, This version will work on all systems sold worldwide and will include English, French, Italian, German and Spanish language support. Pre-orders...

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  • News Warner Bros. Was Worried Mortal Kombat 11 Wouldn't Be "Nintendo-Friendly"

    Switch release turned out to be a big success

    The release of Mortal Kombat 11 on the Switch marked the ultra-violent series' long-awaited return to Nintendo hardware. Unsurprisingly, there was some hesitation about bringing the game across to Nintendo's new platform prior to release. Earlier this year at BIG Digital 2020, Nintendo of America's...

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  • News Pokémon HOME Maintenance Scheduled Ahead Of Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra DLC Launch

    Preparing for the new content

    Scheduled maintenance for the Pokémon HOME app has been detailed ahead of this week's The Crown Tundra DLC launch in Pokémon Sword and Shield. The maintenance will affect both the mobile and Nintendo Switch versions of the app, and is set to take place from Thursday 22nd October at 23:00 UTC until Friday 23rd October...

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  • News Party-Based RPG Battle Hunters Pushed Back To November On Switch

    Update: Developer announces slight delay

    Update: Developer Phase Two Games has announced that its squad-based fantasy adventure RPG Battle Hunters will now be launching on Switch on 5th November, slightly later than the original October plan. Toby Charlton, Co-Founder of Phase Two Games, has shared the following: "The old adage that time waits for...

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  • Review Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut - Showing Its Age, But Still A Fun Ride

    Risky click of the day

    Though Shantae has become a mainstay in recent years, it wasn’t too long ago that this franchise was scarcely more than a niche curiosity. The original Shantae was an indie game in a time before indie games were in vogue, and its release at the very end of the Game Boy Color’s lifespan didn’t do it any favors in...

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  • News Nintendo First Revealed The Switch Four Years Ago Today

    How time flies

    Believe it or not, Nintendo gave us our very first look at its Switch console four years ago today. Blimey. The video above was shared on 20th October 2016, finally unveiling the Switch for the whole world to see. Up until its official reveal, it had been heavily rumoured that Nintendo's NX console – as it was codenamed back then...

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  • News XIII Remake For Switch Delayed Again, Will Now Arrive In 2021

    Other versions launch this November

    Microids has revealed the Nintendo Switch version of the XIII remake will no longer release alongside other versions of the game. Instead of being launching next month on 10th November, it'll now be arriving in 2021. No reason was provided, but the PR informs fans to stay tuned for a future announcement regarding...

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  • Video 3D Platformer Pumpkin Jack Gets A Frightfully Action-Packed Launch Trailer

    Pricing and launch discount revealed

    Pumpkin Jack is preparing for a spooktastic launch on Switch later this week, so what better time is there to see more gameplay footage ahead of the big day? The game's publisher, Headup, has shared with us this brand new launch trailer, and it's packed to the brim with exciting platforming action. We get to see...

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  • News Haunted Hallows Celebrates Its Rocket League Return With Ghostbusters

    "Just make sure you don't cross the streams"

    It's the spooky season once again, and that means Haunted Hallows is returning to Psyonix's Rocket League. Charge up your Proton Packs, because this year sees the return of special Ghostbusters content. There'll be event challenges to complete - unlocking specific themed items, like Ghostbusters Wheels,...

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Wednesday21st Oct 2020

  • Random Yes, You Can Pet The Palamute In Monster Hunter Rise

    Good doggo

    To help fans get familiar with Monster Hunter Rise, the official Twitter account is uploading short clips of the game. In the very first one, it shared a video of your hunter's new dog-like companion - the Palamute. This good boy is able to be pet and can also perform a few tricks. Take a look below: The Palamute is not only a...

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Tuesday20th Oct 2020

  • News Truck Driver Sets Course For A November Release On Switch

    Digitally and physically

    Soedesco has revealed that Truck Driver will be launching on Nintendo Switch on 17th November. A new trailer has been released to mark the occasion, which you can see for yourself above. Truck Driver arrives both digitally and physically on the same day and has been fully optimised for Nintendo's platform. The game will...

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  • News Quirky Point-And-Click Later Alligator Is Being Treated To A Physical Edition And Cute Merch

    Pre-orders open today!

    Indie point-and-click game Later Alligator will receive a physical edition release and a nice selection of merchandise when it arrives on Switch, it's been confirmed. The newly-revealed goods are launching courtesy of Fangamer, with pre-orders for the physical game going live today. The physical release is scheduled for Q1...

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  • News Postal Redux Has A Hidden Cheat System On Switch - Here's All The Codes And How To Input Them

    Shh, it's a secret!

    Postal Redux, the HD remake of Running with Scissors' dark, twin-stick isometric shooter, is now available on Nintendo Switch, and there's a secret, hidden cheat system which allows you to completely transform your game. This cheat system hasn't been revealed before now, but we've been chatting with the game's publishing team to...

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  • News Guide Humanity To Mars When Mars Horizon Lifts Off On Switch This November

    Release date locked in

    Developer Auroch Digital and publisher The Irregular Corporation have revealed that Mars Horizon will be blasting off on Nintendo Switch on 17th November. Mars Horizon is a strategy simulation game which has you leading a major space agency, guiding humanity to Mars. You'll need to construct a base, design and build rockets,...

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  • News Apple Arcade's Where Cards Fall Will Launch On Switch Early Next Year

    "A captivating coming-of-age story"

    Where Cards Fall, an indie adventure described as a "slice of life story", is heading to Nintendo Switch early next year, it's been confirmed. From developer The Game Band and publisher Snowman, Where Cards Fall originally launched on Apple's App store earlier this year, but is being treated to a Switch and PC...

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Monday19th Oct 2020

  • Guide Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Games: Switch eShop Deals (US)

    Our regularly updated picks of discounted games on Switch

    Regular sales have become a welcome fixture on the Nintendo Switch eShop and there are huge numbers of cheap and discounted games available at any given time. With so much choice it can be tough to know what is worth your hard-earned cash and precious time. Never fear - Nintendo Life is here...

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  • News A Limited Edition Fortnite Nintendo Switch Bundle Has Been Announced For Europe

    Update: Pre-order now from Nintendo UK!

    Update (Mon 19th Oct, 2020 16:15 BST): The limited-edition Fortnite Switch console is now available to pre-order from the Nintendo Official UK Store ahead of its launch on 30th October. It includes a Nintendo Switch console and dock with a unique Fortnite design, exclusive Joy-Con, plus a free Wildcat Bundle...

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  • News Legendary Pokémon Found In Sword And Shield's Crown Tundra DLC Have A 100% Catch Rate

    Capture guaranteed!

    This week sees the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield's second piece of DLC, The Crown Tundra, bringing with it the chance to catch all legendary Pokémon from past games. If you're worried about missing one, or if the idea of intense battles against so many legendary 'mon sounds a bit daunting, you have nothing to fear. New...

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  • Video Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity Trailer Shows Breath Of The Wild's Hestu In Action

    And we weren't expecting that voice

    The latest trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has appeared, showing off yet another character who will make the leap from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Yes, Hestu, the giant, maraca-playing Korok, will appear in the new title. Interestingly, Hestu has been granted a super high-pitched, overly...

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  • News Pikmin 3 Deluxe Demo Glitch Lets You Play More Of The Game Than Originally Intended

    Whoops!

    In this modern era gaming, where regular patches and updates for our favourite games are the norm, it's not exactly uncommon to come up against the odd glitch or two when a game first launches. What we don't see all that often, though, is a demo that accidentally lets its players enjoy more of the game than was originally intended. Ahead of...

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  • News If You're Feeling Creative, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Even Works With Ramps And Tunnels

    The ceiling's the limit

    Nintendo's shiny new toy, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, is now available to buy on Switch. It might be rubbing people's cats up the wrong way, but this clever, creative way to play one of the best multiplayer series of all time is certainly providing lots of enjoyment for new buyers. If you've

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  • Review Cloudpunk - An Evocative Noir Adventure Ruined By A Messy Switch Port

    Blade Scunner

    Nivalis, the futuristic metropolis in which the events of Cloudpunk take place, really is the heart and soul of Ion Lands' captivating "neon noir" adventure game. A wonderfully evocative voxel art city, it immediately transports us to a future that so precisely recalls the neon-drenched storefronts, rain-soaked streets and seedy...

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  • Random See Super Mario 64's Jolly Roger Bay Like Never Before In This 360º Interactive Video

    Or watch in VR

    With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars last month, plenty of us have been reexploring the glorious, nostalgic locations found within Super Mario 64. If you find yourself in a particularly strong Mario mood at the moment, you might want to check out this lovely recreation of one of the game's famous levels. YouTuber user...

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  • News Ring Fit Adventure Has Now Outsold Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Physical Sales In Japan

    And sales are still rapidly rising

    Ring Fit Adventure is proving to be so popular in Nintendo's home country of Japan that it has now sold more physical copies than one of Switch's biggest releases, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you keep up to date with our regular Japanese chart updates, you'll have seen that Ring Fit Adventure...

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  • Review ScourgeBringer - A Gripping, Tough-As-Nails Roguelite For Dead Cells Fans

    Bring the Pain

    Do you love a properly hard challenge? Do you thrive in hostile and punishing game environments where constant death is an expected and necessary part of the cycle? Well then, Flying Oak Games' ScourgeBringer might just be right up your street. Here we have a tough as nails roguelite that funnels its players through a never-ending...

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  • Poll One Year Later, How Are You Getting On With Ring Fit Adventure?

    Still breaking a sweat? Or is it gathering dust?

    Over the past few months, Switch owners all around the world have been transforming their living rooms into makeshift workout areas, gripping their trusty Ring Fit Adventure Ring-Con to get in some much-needed exercise during lockdown. In fact, the game actually celebrated its first anniversary just...

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  • Feature Nintendo And Velan Studios On Bringing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Into The (Real) World

    "This is perhaps the most technologically complex and riskiest project I've worked on"

    Following its announcement back in September, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit recently sped into homes across the land, and no doubt many of you have been crafting intricate circuits around your home, pulling off daring manoeuvres between chair legs, leaving tyre...

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  • UK Charts FIFA Leads, But It's Been A Mightily Impressive Week For Nintendo

    Switch takes a good chunk of the top ten

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 17th October, revealing that FIFA 21 is still sitting pretty at the top of the charts. The Switch version continues to sell poorly compared to other versions – although that's no real surprise – but Nintendo's console has had a pretty cracking week in the...

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  • News Hand-Animated Puzzle Adventure LUNA The Shadow Dust Launches On Switch This Week

    "Step into a moving picture-book"

    Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is LUNA The Shadow Dust, a point-and-click puzzle adventure from Lantern Studio. The game is brought to life by some lovely looking hand-animated cinematics, telling its story through its visuals and soundtrack alone. It tells the tale of two playable companions who...

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Sunday18th Oct 2020

  • Random Sakurai's Cat Is Also Curious About Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

    The demon beast appears

    Legendary game designer and director of the Super Smash Bros. series, Masahiro Sakurai, has been playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit this weekend, and like other cats, his own seems to be equally as intrigued by Nintendo's latest release. He shared the following image over on his Twitter account yesterday. This cat in the...

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  • News GameStop Switch Allocation Has Reportedly Improved

    Did Reggie play a part?

    Earlier this month, GameStop announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Microsoft - including enterprise and commercial elements. Microsoft will reportedly share digital revenues with GameStop on every Xbox it sells. There have been some concerns raised about how this partnership will potentially impact other console...

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  • Review The Survivalists - Surprisingly Light On Danger

    At first I was afraid, I was petrified

    The Survivalists is not the most enticing title that Team17 could have gone with for this one. Yes, it sets the stage for this follow-up to The Escapists in keeping with its traditional nomenclature, but they really should have front-loaded the monkey butlers, and called the game – for example – Monkey...

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  • News Grant Kirkhope's Goal Is To Compose For Illumination's Super Mario Movie

    "I would pour my entire life and soul into that project"

    Legendary video game composer, Grant Kirkhope, recently revealed on the podcast Kiwi Talks that his goal in the immediate future is to compose for Illumination's CGI Mario Movie - scheduled to make its big-screen debut in 2022. Kirkhope feels he knows Mario enough at this stage after working...

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  • Review Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed - Flashy Fighting Ruined By Basic Gameplay And A Lack Of Content

    Into the Zoid

    This new Switch release takes us on a trip down memory lane to the world of Zoids, Tomy's massive mechanical animals and their mad human riders who've been doing the rounds since all the way back in 1984. Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed, which originally released as Zoids Wild: King of Blast in Japan last year, ties into the long-running...

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  • News Kingdom Hearts Director Possibly Teasing Future Switch Project

    "I’m sure I’ll be back"

    It was only last month the Kingdom Hearts director, Tetsuya Nomura, was saying there were currently "no specific plans" to bring more games in this particular series to the Nintendo Switch, after the release of Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory. At the time, though, he did mention how he still found the Switch an...

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  • Poll Box Art Brawl #64 - International Superstar Soccer 98

    Fresh blood is coming in... again

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the series where we throw two or more regional box art variants into a ring and watch them kick seven shades out of each other in a fight for your vote. Last time we watched Advance Wars: Dual Strike give itself fifteen birthday bumps in a two-way bout between East and West. It...

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  • Feature Horace Developers On Die Hard, Britishness, And Finding The Right Genre Label

    "Maybe a AAA SNES game?"

    The term 'hidden gem' is one that, unfortunately, crops up all too frequently these days. With wave upon wave of quality titles hitting digital storefronts every week, more games than ever risk getting carried away by the tide before you've had the chance to pick them up. Horace — ostensibly a 16-bit-inspired platformer,...

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