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TodayTue, 16th Jul 2024

  • News Mina The Hollower Store Page Listing Spotted

    A "grand gameplay reveal" is coming soon...

    Yacht Club Games recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Shovel Knight, and as part of this, it also mentioned how it would be sharing more information about its new action-adventure game Mina The Hollower in the form of a "grand gameplay reveal in the near future". With this in mind, a new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Mortal Kombat 1's New DLC Fighter Arrives Next Week, Here's Official Gameplay

    Takeda Takahashi is back

    NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat 1 has already added all sorts of DLC fighters to the game as part of the first Kombat Pack and now to bring things to a close it's locked in a date for the final fighter Takeda Takahashi. He'll be made available in-game later this month on 23rd July 2024. As part of this announcement, we've also...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mortal Kombat
    • DLC
    • Updates

YesterdayMon, 15th Jul 2024

  • News Spark The Electric Jester 3 Is A High-Speed Indie Platformer Dashing To Switch This Month

    And early August in Australia and Europe

    FreakZone Games has announced that the popular high-speed indie platformer Spark the Electric Jester 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch on 25th July in North America, and 1st August in Europe and Australia. Inspired by the Sonic Adventure games, Spark the Electric Jester 3 sees the return of the titular hero in...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Emulator 'Delta' Adds iPad Support With Version 1.6 Update

    New logo also debuts

    There's no shortage of ways to play older Nintendo games via emulators, but if you're desperate for another, then the recently released Delta app for iOS has now added official iPad support. The added compatibility comes via the new 1.6 update, which also introduces the ability to seamlessly switch between iPad and iPhone,...

    • Nintendo
    • Emulation
    • iOS
    • Apple
  • Review Darkest Dungeon II (Switch) - An Uncompromising Sequel That Isn't Afraid To Try New Things

    Prepare to die

    Upon booting it up for the very first time, Darkest Dungeon 2 greets you with a message that plainly informs you that you’re going to fail… a lot… while trying to overcome its many challenges. It does this not to discourage you, but to set expectations. Keeping with the precedent set by the first Darkest Dungeon, this sequel is...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • UK Charts Switch Games Take Up Eight Of The Top Ten

    Luigi's Mansion 2 HD still performing well

    The latest UK Charts are in, and Luigi's Mansion 2 HD maintains its position at number 3, signalling a strong performance from the remaster despite some reservations regarding its price. In fact, 8 of the top 10 this week are made up of games available on Switch, with only Grand Theft Auto V (shock) and...

    • UK Charts
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • UK
  • News 'Team Beach' Wins In The Splatoon 3 'Summer Nights' Splatfest

    Turning tide

    Update [Mon 15th Jul, 2024 11:45]: The latest Splatfest event is over and, after some valiant battling from all sides, it's 'Team Beach' that managed to come out on top this time around. The winner managed to scrape together a final score of 410p. Meanwhile, 'Team Theme Park' settled for second place with 310p, and 'Team Palace' came...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
  • News New Octopath Traveler Art Celebrates Game's 6th Anniversary On Switch

    Time flies

    Believe it or not, the magnificent RPG Octopath Traveler recently celebrated its 6th anniversary, having originally launched on the Nintendo Switch on 13th July 2018. To celebrate, the development team has released a new piece of artwork from designer Yoshio Watanabe on social media. Translated, the post reads: "Octopath Traveler...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Square Enix

Sunday14th Jul 2024

  • News Link Will Be Playable In Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom, According To New ESRB Rating

    It's dangerous to go alone, Zelda

    The ESRB has just released a new rating for The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom and while classifications sometimes offer a little bit of insight, this particular one seems to provide more than usual by confirming the hero of Hyrule will be a playable character. Yes, although the famous swordsman has apparently...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • US
  • News Horror Dev Bloober Team Says It's Working On A New Project For Nintendo Platforms

    Update: It's "probably not" Emio

    Update [Sun 14th Jul, 2024 09:00 BST]: IGN has chimed in on speculation linking Bloober Team to Nintendo's new reveal 'Emio' and it seems this developer is "probably not" involved in this project (thanks, GoNintendo). Here's exactly what was mentioned during episode 718 of the Nintendo Voice Chat podcast:

    • Nintendo
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video What Order Should You Play Kingdom Hearts?

    Here are two suggestions from Square Enix

    Square Enix surprised Switch owners in more ways than one when it dropped cloud versions of the Kingdom Hearts series on the hybrid system a few years back. If you still haven't played these games, and are wondering where exactly to start, Square Enix is now offering two suggestions following the recent...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Square Enix
    • Disney
  • Mailbox eShop Closures, Comedy, The Physical Future - Nintendo Life Letters

    Issue #14 - July 2024

    Welcome back to the Nintendo Life Mailbox. As football fever grips England with headlines such as National Team In Not-Crap Shocker top the tabloids (probably), it's time to relax a little and sit back with our monthly letters page. Got something you want to get off your chest? We're ready and waiting to read about your...

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    • Reader Letters
    • Nintendo Life
    • Site News
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Kirby's Pinball Land

    Pinbrawl

    Welcome, one and all, to this week's edition of Box Art Brawl! Wait, are we... poets?? Last time, we pitted two covers for the NES' Urban Champion against each other and after a weekend of voting, it was North America that came up with the win. The classic pixel art cover took 59% of the vote, while Europe and Japan's colourful alternative...

    • Features
    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Game Boy
    • Kirby
  • Video Mojang Reveals What Goes Into Making A Minecraft Painting

    The anniversary celebrations included 20 new paintings

    If you've played Minecraft on the Switch or another platform, you're probably more than familiar with the paintings in the game by now. As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations as well as the recent 'Tricky Trials' update, Mojang added 20 new paintings to the game. Five of these were done...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Minecraft
    • Mojang
    • Videos

Saturday13th Jul 2024

  • Guide Every Game In The Switch eShop 'Recollection Collection' Sale (North America)

    Sale wraps up this weekend

    This is your friendly reminder that the North American 'Recollection Collection' eShop sale ends this Sunday (14th July) at 11:59pm PT, so this is your last chance to save on all the wonderful games listed below. Nintendo of America has unveiled its latest batch of discounts, with the 'Recollection Collection' sale...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
  • Soapbox Metroid’s Mother Brain And The Rewind Dilemma

    Mother pain

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Nile deliberates whether or not the time has come to push the (rewind) button... Last month, Nintendo announced it was adding Metroid: Zero Mission to the Nintendo Switch Online...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo
    • Metroid
    • Poll
  • News Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Lead UI Artist Details Work On Samus' Visor And HUD

    "The HUD has been a true labor of love"

    Metroid Prime 4: Beyond isn't out until next year, but if you're eager to hear a bit more about this anticipated release, read on... Just weeks after the initial reveal, Retro Studios lead UI artist Jon Wofford has shared some insight about his involvement in the development of the fourth entry and his work...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Metroid Prime
    • Nintendo
  • Reminder Zelda Switch Lite 'Hyrule Edition' Pre-Orders Are Now Live, Will You Be Getting It?

    Arriving this September

    Alongside the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom at the recent Direct, Nintendo surprised fans with a brand new 'Hyrule Edition' Switch Lite console. It's arriving on 26th September 2024 and ahead of the official launch pre-orders have slowly been going live at select retailers. The latest pre-order now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hardware
  • Random Nintendo Interviews Splatoon's "Great Big Three" Idol Groups

    Feat. Squid Sisters, Off the Hook and Deep Cut

    Alongside this weekend's Splatoon 3 'Summer Nights' Splatfest, Nintendo has released a special new interview featuring all of the past and present groups and idols featured throughout the series. This includes 'Deep Cut', the 'Off the Hook' crew from Splatoon 2, and the 'Squid Sisters' from the first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon
    • Random
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (13th July)

    Unbullievabull!

    Can you believe we're basically in the middle of July already? Madness... Well anyway, days of the year be damned, it's time to play some games. It's been a relatively quiet one this week, arguably boosted by the strange and ominous 'Emio' trailer posted by Nintendo, indicating that the company may be dipping its toes back into the...

    • Features
    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
  • News Trails Series Main Story "About 80-90%" Complete, According To Nihon Falcom

    "You won't see a 30th or 40th anniversary"

    Certain series never stop, but it seems the Trails games (which are now 20 years old) are getting to the point of completion. Speaking to GameSpot recently, the Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo (who is also one of the key devs behind Trails) mentioned how the main story is now "about 80-90% complete"...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Friday12th Jul 2024

  • News Nintendo Expands Switch Online's GBA Library With Three More Titles

    "Starfy dives onto Nintendo Switch"

    Nintendo has today released a brand new update for its Switch Online Game Boy Advance library. It adds a trio of colourful action games starring Starfy, who you might know from the DS title The Legendary Starfy. These three GBA games, developed by Tose, were previously exclusive to Japan. Densetsu no Starfy was...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Game Boy Advance
    • GBA
  • News My Nintendo Store Reveals Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom Pre-Order Bonus & Bundle (UK)

    Doom scrolling

    While it might still feel like a long way off, we are rapidly approaching the release of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom on 26th September. We're so close, in fact, that the pre-order bonuses are starting to pop up. My Nintendo Store UK has today revealed its offering and while the extra goodies and bundles might not be quite...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overtakes NES Lifetime Sales

    Nintendo's best-selling Switch game breaks another record

    The 2017 release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been an absolute juggernaut for Nintendo during the Switch generation and if you needed a reminder about just how successful it's been, here's a little fun fact. The 61.97 million units shifted as of March 2024 actually means this single game has now...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • NES
    • Famicom
  • News Nintendo's Official Magazine For Summer 2024 Gets English Digital Release

    Work it, Luigi!

    Summer is finally here (not that you'd know it in grey England) and Nintendo is seeing it in with a brand new online seasonal magazine. The full 84-page magazine was shared today by Nintendo Japan and is, naturally, in Japanese. However, the Big N also shared a slightly abridged 54-page version in English so you can read up on all...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons 'Tom Nook' First 4 Figures Statue Revealed, Pre-Orders Now Live

    K.K. Slider is also on the way

    Update [Fri 12th Jul, 2024 01:30 BST]: Following last week's announcement, pre-orders for First 4 Figures' Tom Nook Animal Crossing: New Horizons statue are now officially live. There's an early bird offer of $107.99 USD (instead of the regular price of $125.99 USD) for the exclusive edition of this statue, which...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • First 4 Figures
  • Feature Legendary Starfy 101 - A Brief History Of TOSE's Adorable Platforming Star

    Now playable on Nintendo Switch

    With all three GBA Starfy games — which were originally released only in Japan — now available to play on Switch with a Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack subscription, we're updating and republishing this brief introduction to the little star which originally went live a whopping 15 years ago. Enjoy! Since...

    • Features
    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • DS
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Switch Lite OLED Modder Showcases The Stunning Dinky Screen In Motion

    Oof, lovely

    A little while back, we reported on modder Taki Udon's efforts to install an OLED screen into the Nintendo Switch Lite, and now he's back with a significant update. According to Udon, the debugging process is now almost complete, and to celebrate the milestone, he's uploaded a video to showcase the OLED screen in motion. At the moment,...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Mods
  • News Nintendo's Miscrediting Practices Are "Ridiculous", Say External Translators

    "I felt robbed, but in an all too familiar way"

    Multiple external translators who worked on games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario RPG and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom say that Nintendo's miscrediting policies have become "ridiculous" after the company repeatedly failed to credit their work. This is according to a new...

    • News
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
  • Guide Best Persona Games On Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every Persona game and spin-off, ranked by you

    Persona has become one of the most recognisable RPG series of the modern era. Starting life as a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off in 1996 with Revelations: Persona on PS1, Persona took a while to reach a wider audience. A shift in tone, some more slice-of-life and school elements, and a gradual upgrade and...

    • Guides
    • Best Games
    • All Time
    • Persona
    • Atlus
  • News Lunark Developer's Next Game Is A Bite-Sized Take On Link's Awakening

    And it's confirmed for Switch

    Canari Games, the studio behind 2023's fantastic cinematic platformer Lunark, revealed an adorable Link's Awakening-inspired adventure earlier this year. Back then, the game was only confirmed for PC, but today, the developer has revealed that the game is indeed coming to Switch — and soon! Castaway launches on...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Switch Online Exclusive F-Zero 99 Updated To Version 1.4.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Following last week's major update

    Nintendo dropped a sizable update for the Switch Online racer F-Zero 99 last week and this week it's now rolled out a patch resolving some issues. According to the official support page, Version 1.4.1 fixes an issue with Lucky Ranks and comes with fixes for some "other" problems. Here are the patch notes in full:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
    • F-Zero
  • News 'The Karate Kid: Street Rumble' Chops Its Way Onto Switch In September

    Squish your enemies like grapes

    GameMill Entertainment has announced The Karate Kid: Street Rumble, a 16-bit pixel art beat-em-up starring several playable characters from the classic movie franchise. It's launching for the Nintendo Switch on 20th September 2024. Now, we know what you're thinking... GameMill, ew, right? The publisher has garnered a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News 'DiveBlob' For Game Boy Color Is So Close To Being Funded On Kickstarter

    It looks neat, too!

    Update: And since this post went live, DiveBlob has now hit its goal! We love a good Game Boy Color game at NL Towers, so when a new one crops up, our collective spider-sense begins to tingle with more intensity than when Norman Osborn became that goblin guy again. The latest title to hit the system comes courtesy of Maithonis...

    • Game Boy Color
    • Game Boy
    • Kickstarter
  • News Bō: Path Of The Teal Lotus Reveals Contributions From Xenoblade Chronicles Composer

    Fox! Fox!

    The beautiful hand-drawn Metroidvania Bō: Path of the Teal Lotus is just days away from launch. And to help build up excitement, producer Robert Sephazon has unveiled a guest composer who has contributed music for the game. Sharing the news on Kickstarter, Sephazon announced that Xenoblade Chronicles composer Manami Kiyota has composed...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Xenoblade
    • Music
  • News Rainbow Island Sequel 'Parasol Stars' Finally Gets Modern Console Release For Bargain Price

    And it's out now

    ININ Games has brought us a digital release of the third game in TAITO's Bubble Bobble series — Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III. The game launched on the Switch eShop yesterday, 11th July 2024, and marks the first time the game has been ported to modern consoles. This modern port of the 1991 classic has many things...

    • Switch eShop
    • Retro
  • News Four Critically Acclaimed Shmups To Get Physical Switch Release In Europe

    Including Mushihimesama

    Clear River Games has revealed that it's releasing four critically acclaimed Switch shmups in physical form in Europe. Three Cave classics — DoDonPachi Resurrection, Espgaluda II, Mushihimesama — and Treasure's celebrated Radiant Silvergun will all be getting a physical release across Europe soon. More details will be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shmup
    • Europe
  • News Romance Of The Three Kingdoms 8 Remake Brings Historical Strategy To Switch This October

    The polygonal battlefield awaits

    Publisher KOEI TECMO Europe and developer Kou Shibusawa have today announced that the military strategy title Romance of the Three Kingdoms 8 Remake will finally be marching onto Switch on 24th October. Initially announced last year, this remake gives RTK8 a visual overhaul and beefs things up with a boatload of new...

    • News
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Video Sega Shares 'A Brief History Of Shadow The Hedgehog'

    Get to know the "Ultimate Lifeform"

    It's the year of Shadow the Hedgehog and as we get closer to the launch of Sonic X Shadow Generations, Sega is promoting this upcoming release in all sorts of ways. Following a teaser of the official prologue 'Dark Beginnings' at Anime Expo 2024 last week, Sega has now shared a video providing a brief but...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • SEGA
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News 'Disaster Band' Is Gunning For Trombone Champ's Audience, And It's Out Now

    With 15 instruments to play

    If you're a fan of Trombone Champ on Switch, then you might want to check out Disaster Band, an alternative that branches out to allow players to take control of 15 different intruments. Developed by Produktivkeller Studios, the game is out now on the Switch eShop with an introductory discount of 25%. The gameplay is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Thursday11th Jul 2024

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Football Games

    We mean Soccer, not that 'other' football

    Hang on. England's in the final?!? 58 years of hurt had kinda stopped us dreaming, to be honest. Crazy times. As we head into the loft to dig out our Italia '90 squad poster and copy of Striker: Skills and Tactics ahead of Sunday's Euro 2024 final, here's a recap of some of the finest footy picks on Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Football
  • News 'Emio' Includes A Lot Of Horrific Mature Themes, According To Its Rating

    The Nintendo project will contain disturbingly "strong" content

    Nintendo yesterday revealed a disturbing new project simply titled 'Emio' and although no information has been shared about it just yet, new ratings spotted within a Nintendo Australia YouTube trailer upload seem to have shed some light on just how horrific this experience will be...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Sega And KessCo Team Up For Sonic Adventure 2-Inspired Card Game

    Shuffle, Sonic

    Toy company KessCo has announced a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog tabletop game — Sonic Speed Battle. Yes, it involves cards, but don't worry, it's no Sonic Shuffle. In fact, Kass has said that the card game in specifically inspired by Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the GameCube release of the Dreamcast favourite. Sonic Speed Battle will...

    • Sega
    • Sonic
    • Merchandise
  • Feature Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Lands On Switch Today In A Port Two Years In The Making

    Smoke me a kipper

    Originally launching nearly five years after Ace Combat: Infinity and four years after the 3DS release Assault Horizon Legacy+, 2019's Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was the first game in the mainline series for over a decade and brought the series back to Strangereal, the franchise's fictionalised Earth stand-in. Now, five years...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ace Combat
  • News Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake Looks Stunning In New Gameplay Footage

    Plus, Square Enix reveals new character art

    Just when we thought we couldn't be any more excited for Dragon Quest III HD-2D Remake, Square Enix comes along and pushes our hype levels into overdrive. The remake's official Japanese site has today been updated with new information and screenshots and several Japanese outlets have published extended...

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
    • Dragon Quest
  • News Obscure '90s Mascot Platformer 'Aero The Acro-Bat' Makes Surprise Return

    Coming to Switch in August

    It seems like we're in the age of weird, oft-forgotten platforming mascots making a return. We say that because today, Ratalaika Games announced that "the bat is back!" No, not that bat — Aero the Acro-Bat. The circus performer will be making his grand return on Switch (and all other consoles) on 2nd August 2024...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Retro
  • Video Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Gets A New Overview Trailer

    Update: Now available in English

    Update [Thu 11th Jul, 2024 14:30 BST]: Nintendo has now revealed an English-language version of the overview trailer for Nintendo World Championship: NES Edition. Original Article [Fri 28th Jun, 2024 03:35 BST]: The Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition arrives on the Switch next month and to help promote this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo
    • Videos
  • Random Nintendo's Mature Horror 'Emio' Is Already Getting Lots Of Fan Art

    Baghead

    Nintendo recently revealed a short, spooky teaser for some sort of Switch game known as Emio. Details are pretty scarce at the moment, so naturally, fans worldwide have begun to analyse the trailer and speculate what it might actually be. Is it a new IP or an entry in an existing franchise? Is it being developed by Nintendo, or is a...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Emio
  • News Switch Is Now Nintendo's Longest-Serving Flagship Home Console

    The Famicom's crown has been taken

    The Switch is now Nintendo's longest-serving home console - with some caveats to consider. This revelation comes thanks to peerless research from our friends over at VGC, who have determined that the Switch has surpassed the Famicom in terms of time on the market before the arrival of a successor. Switch launched...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • Review Princess Maker 2 Regeneration (Switch) - A Solid Return For Simulator Royalty

    Needs more dad jokes

    Before Super Mario Maker, there was Princess Maker. Yes, these two series have absolutely nothing in common beyond a shared naming convention and we’re definitely being more than a bit cheeky, but it’s technically a true statement. Back in the early ‘90s, Neon Genesis Evangelion anime studio Gainax took its biggest swing...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point The Switch eShop Could Be Great With These Few Tweaks

    Get with the times

    If you head onto the Switch eShop now, chances are you probably won’t have a good time. Unless you go into it knowing what you want to buy ahead of time, the significant slowdown and copious shovelware making up the majority of the ‘Recent Releases’ section will likely be enough to scare you off long before you discover...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Retailer GAME Is Reportedly Ending In-Store Pre-Orders

    GAME Wallet is also ending

    UK retailer GAME is reportedly ending in-store pre-orders in what feels like yet another baffling move as it further integrates itself into the wider Fraser Group. As originally reported by TechRadar Gaming (thanks, Eurogamer), existing pre-orders or deposits for products due to release before the end of January 2025 will...

    • UK
    • Game
    • Retail
    • Business
  • News TMNT: Mutants Unleashed Comes Out Of Its Shell This October

    New trailer finally reveals some gameplay

    Today is a big day for those who have been following Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants Unleashed since it was announced last September. Firstly, we now have a release date: 18th October 2024. Secondly, we finally have a trailer. Publisher Outright Games has today given us our first proper loo

    • News
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • TMNT
  • News Build-A-Bear's New Pokémon Is Fuecoco

    Another Scarlet & Violet starter joins the line up

    The Build-A-Bear Pokémon plush line has continued to expand and following the arrival of Pokémon like Sprigatito from the Scarlet and Violet games, the Paldea Fire-Type Fuecoco has now been confirmed. This new plush is available now in an online bundle containing a sound device, shirt, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Build-A-Bear
    • Merch
  • Japanese Charts Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Holds Firmly Onto Top Spot

    It's anything but dark

    Famitsu's weekly physical sales charts have arrived, and it paints a very familiar picture. Luigi's Mansion 2 HD continues to suck up the rest of the competition, shifting 33,828 copies in the week of 1st to 7th July. In fact, the top three is exactly the same as last week — Animal Crossing: New Horizons shifted 10,965...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Charts
    • Sales
  • News Switch Online's Missions & Rewards Adds Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Icons

    Wave 3 now available

    Update #2 [Thu 11th Jul, 2024 02:55 BST]: It's a new week and that means a new batch of Luigi's Mansion 2 HD icons are now available to Switch Online subscribers. This lot are available for one week - so get them while you can. They'll be followed by the fourth and final wave next week. Here's a look at the third wave,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Online
    • Luigis Mansion
    • Nintendo
  • Nintendo Download 11th July (North America)

    Princess Maker 2! Darkest Dungeon II! Let's School!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's a pretty quiet one! But don't worry, we've got a list of new games that have arrived on 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...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Riot Games Reportedly Cancels Smash Bros. Style Fighter Codenamed 'Pool Party'

    "A platform fighter in the vein of Super Smash Bros. Melee"

    The Super Smash Bros. series is the king of brawlers and many other companies have attempted to recreate this magic with certain other franchises over the years. With this in mind, Riot Games (the same team behind League of Legends) has apparently cancelled its own "unannounced" Super...

    • Super Smash Bros
    • League of Legends
    • Riot Games
    • GameCube
    • Nintendo
  • News NES Remix Dev Is Reportedly Involved With Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition

    Makes sense!

    Nintendo World Championships: NES Editon is just around the corner, scheduled to launch on the Switch on 18th July 2024. Now, according to dataminer Yakumono over on social media, the developers of the game are none other than Nintendo itself and indieszero. If you're unfamiliar, the latter has collaborated with Nintendo on multiple...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Wednesday10th Jul 2024

  • News Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Update Now Live (Version 1.0.1), Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    The first update for the Switch version has arrived

    Following the release of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Switch in May, Nintendo has now rolled out the very first update for the game. As this game is a revival of the GameCube classic, this update is focused exclusively on fixes. It resolves all sorts of errors and issues you may or...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Paper Mario
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo
    • Updates
  • News Nintendo Reveals Disturbing 'Emio' Teaser, And Fans Are Baffled

    Who is Emio?

    Nintendo has revealed a rather ominous 15-second teaser trailer on its various YouTube channels, simply titled Emio. It's pretty spooky stuff for The Big N, and at the moment, nobody really has any idea what it's all about. The video description asks (in hashtag form) 'who is Emio', and y'know what... we don't know! Do you? A Japanese...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News It's Official, Roguelike 'TMNT: Splintered Fate' Will Feature 4-Player Couch Co-Op

    Cowabunga!

    Just before its release on 17th July, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Splintered Fate developer Super Evil Megacorp has today confirmed that the radical roguelike will feature four-player couch co-op. The Turtles' Apple Arcade adventure has been billed as a "bodacious TMNT co-op experience" since it was first announced for Switch at the...

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  • Feature Nintendo Switch Sports Basketball - A Slam Dunk Or A Missed Shot?

    Sixth man

    It's been almost two years since Nintendo Switch Sports' last major update with the addition of Golf. The patch left us feeling decidedly "whelmed" — it was a nice add-on, but nothing special after having played Wii Sports and its Resort follow-up. With Basketball, the latest sport to join the roster, we expected more of the same. And,...

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  • News Bullet-Hell Shmup 'Mushihimesama' To Be Delisted From The Switch eShop

    Grab it while you can

    The fantastic bullet-hell shmup Mushihimesama is set to be delisted from the Switch eShop on 10th August 2024. Announced by publisher Live Wire, the reasoning provided for the delisting is that the licensing agreement for the Switch version has expired. It seems that rather than attempt to renew the agreement, the best course...

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  • Review Fading Afternoon (Switch) - An Ambitious, Absorbing 'Yakuza' In Kunio-kun's Clothing

    The gang's all here

    Technos’ Kunio-kun titles, a 42-strong series dabbling in various genres, began in 1986 as a simple arena brawler. Its most popular entries, however, were those that incorporated non-linear role-playing elements based around soap operatic high school thuggery. Anyone familiar with those titles, specifically on Famicom, Super...

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  • News Here's Your First Look At Sonic X Shadow Generations: Dark Beginnings

    Update: Sega shares the official prologue teaser

    Update [Wed 10th Jul, 2024 03:30 BST]: Sega has now shared the full video on its official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube channel. Here's a bit more about this upcoming prologue series, which is arriving in Fall 2024. "Take a sneak peek at the upcoming prologue animation SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS: Dark...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Sports Free Basketball Update Now Live, Here's What's Included

    Shoot some hoops today

    After revealing Basketball would be coming to Nintendo Switch Sports recently, Nintendo has now officially released this free court sport update. As already revealed, it comes with a trio of different game modes including two-on-two matches, a solo three-point contest, and a 'Five Streak Battle'. Included with this is local...

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  • News Nintendo Switch Sports Basketball Update Worked On By Eighting

    Known for fighting games and Pikmin

    Developer Eighting, which is most well-known for developing licensed fighting games on Japanese tokusatsu shows and anime has revealed it led the development of the Basketball update for Nintendo Switch Sports. A post on the developer's website revealed that it was "in charge of planning and developing the free...

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  • News Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Datamine Supposedly Uncovers Evidence Of New DLC

    Spoiler alert

    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot recently celebrated eight million downloads since its original release, so what's next for this ever-growing experience? According to a new datamine, Goku and friends might be getting some DLC based on...spoiler...Dragon Ball Daima. If you're not familiar with Dragon Ball Daima, it's the new series coming out...

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  • News Gorgeous GBA-Style RPG 'Tako no Himitsu' Launches Kickstarter

    Includes music from Golden Sun and Terranigma composers

    Deneos Games, the developer behind Save Me Mr Tako, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its GBA-inspired RPG Tako no Himitsu: Oceans of Secrets, which is currently slated to launch in 2026. Boasting music from Motoi Sakuraba (Golden Sun) and Masanori Hikichi (Terranigma), the game mi

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  • News Transformers Collab Announced For Blizzard's F2P Shooter Overwatch 2

    Roll out today, squad

    Blizzard's free-to-play hero shooter Overwatch 2 has announced it's teaming up with Transformers in a new collaboration.This new update, which is now available, will bring new skins, rewards and some "fan-favourite ways to play" as players join an epic battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. "Calling all TRANSFORMERS...

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  • News NBA 2K25 Scores September Release Date And A Trio Of Cover Athletes

    Tip off this September

    In perhaps the least surprising news of the month, 2K has announced that NBA 2K25 is heading for Switch *gasp*. In September *double gasp*. With a confusingly large number of physical and digital editions *blacks out*. Set to come our way on 6th September, NBA 2K25 will be graced by a trio of athletes depending on which...

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Tuesday9th Jul 2024

  • Random Super Mario 64 GBA Project Adds Stars And "Wider" Limbs For Mario

    "They're easier to see at low resolution"

    Last month, we covered a story here on Nintendo Life about a coder named Joshua Barretto who decided to do a custom rewrite of Super Mario 64 for Nintendo's 32-bit handheld, the Game Boy Advance. If you weren't already impressed with this technical feat, this palm-sized project has now shared a new update...

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  • Soapbox Has Nintendo Set A Precedent That 'Switch 2' Can't Hope To Match?

    The highest of bars

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Gavin ponders what 'success' looks like for systems with impossibly popular predecessors... Looking back at Nintendo's home console hardware sales over the past four decades,...

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  • Random Homebrew Dev Acquires 'Tengen' Brand, Launches Unlicensed NES Game

    Come again..?

    Remember Tengen? From 1987 to 1994, it was a subsidiary of Atari Games focused on creating unlicensed titles for the NES by attempting to circumvent Nintendo's licensee restrictions. After obtaining a copy of the Nintendo lock-out program, Tengen was well on its way to creating its own NES cartridges. However, Nintendo promptly sued...

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  • News According To Hideki Kamiya, Ōkami's Development Team Was 'Weak'

    "This team was the worst!"

    Clover Studio's Ōkami was one of the most critically acclaimed games of its day when it launched on PS2 in 2006 and Wii in 2008. Despite this, Hideki Kamiya has revealed that its development team was, on the whole, pretty weak. This comes via a new video from 'UNSEEN' on YouTube in which Kamiya and Ikumi Nakamura sit...

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  • News Sonic Team Boss Really Wants To Make A New Sonic The Hedgehog RPG

    A new brotherhood?

    Remember Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood? Maybe you don't for various reasons, but the DS game was the first ever Sonic the Hedgehog RPG — and the last. However, in a recent interview with Good Vibes Gaming, Sonic Team boss Takashi Iizuka spoke about his desire to make an RPG starring Sonic, admitting that he has asked...

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  • News Pokémon Sleep Has Reportedly Made $100 Million In Its First Year

    Catching Zs and catching $s

    Pokémon Sleep, the sleep-tracking app where you can catch 'em all by catching Zs, has reportedly brought in an impressive $100 million in its first year (thanks, VGC). This is according to AppMagic data recently published by PocketGamer.Biz which reports that the lion's share of the revenue has come from users in Japan,...

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  • Random After 100% Completing Zelda: TOTK, Streamer Sets Out To Collect Every Rock

    No stone left unturned

    It has been a little over a year since The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom landed on Switch and for many of us, the adventure is over. Sure, we might drop into Hyrule to mop up a couple more quest, do some more exploring or get lost in the wonder of it all, but, generally speaking, we're done. The same cannot be said...

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  • News Taito Milestones 3 For Switch Locks In Japanese Release, Here Are The 10 Games Included

    It's arriving in "Winter 2024" locally

    Following an announcement in May about Taito Milestones 3 coming to the West in "Winter 2024", Taito has now shared an update about the collection's Japanese release. It will be arriving later this year on 28th November and comes with a total of 10 titles. "The release date for the Nintendo Switch software...

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  • Random When They're Not Terrorising Hyrule, Zelda: TOTK's Moblins Are Certified Ballers

    BOOMSHEIKALAKA

    After a year and a bit, we thought we had seen just about all of the weirdness that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom had to offer. But the glitches, wild builds and hidden secrets all pale in comparison to what we're dubbing the 'HBA' (Hyrule Basketball Association) because, as it turns out, TOTK's Moblin's can ball (thanks,...

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  • News WayForward Is Reviving Its GBA Game 'Sigma Star Saga' For Modern Platforms

    The "fan-favorite shmup/RPG" returns in 2025

    WayForward shared some surprise news at its Anime Expo panel this year - announcing the Game Boy Advance sci-fi adventure title Sigma Star Saga would be making a return on "modern platforms" in 2025. This 2005/06 "fan-favorite shmup/RPG" will also be made available as a Game Boy Advance reproduction...

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  • Review SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories (Switch) - A Very Easygoing, Sometimes Awkward Anime Outing

    The most adorable spy mission you'll ever play

    Listen up, Spy x Family fans. Operation Strix is on and the only way to ensure world peace is to help Anya Forger with her homework. In the case of Spy x Anya: Operation Memories, that means taking her to lots of fun places and taking pictures of her while she does adorable things. It is a low-stakes,...

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  • News The Second Unofficial Zelda Cookbook Has Already Smashed Its Kickstarter Goal

    "A new culinary adventure awaits"

    You've probably cooked all sorts of delights (and not-so-tasty dishes) in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and if you're interested in applying these skills to the real world, then this new "unofficial" cookbook based on The Legend of Zelda series might be for you. This is the '2nd Unofficial Legend Of...

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  • Random Sakurai Explains How Manga Influenced Smash Ultimate's Character Designs

    It's all in the mouth

    Masahiro Sakurai is back with another game development video and today's lesson is all about Manga-like visuals. The legendary game designer discusses the expressive and unrealistic techniques employed by manga and anime artists to achieve the most expressive result, specifically, how a character's mouth appears in profile and...

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  • UK Charts Luigi Runs For Cover As EA Sports FC 24 Scores Another Winner

    WaaaAaAaa

    The latest UK charts are in and after making its golden debut last week, Luigi's Mansion 2 HD couldn't hold onto the prize. Nintendo's latest remaster drops to third this time as the familiar faces of EA Sports FC 24 and Hogwarts Legacy reassume their spots at the top of the table. The rest of the chart is pretty unsurprising. Elden Ring...

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