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  • Guide Pokémon GO Eevee Evolutions Ranked - How To Get Sylveon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Umbreon, Espeon, Vaporeon, Jolteon And Flareon

    We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them

    As Eevee is the star of the August Pokémon Go Community Day on 14 and 15 August, it’s time to plan what evolutions you want for your killer collection. But all Eevee evolutions are not created equal. Each of Eevee’s eight evolutions has different stats and weaknesses. Knowing these...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
  • News Nintendo To Spend Up To $900 Million To Buy Back Its Own Shares

    "We have a strong cash position thanks to the Nintendo Switch business"

    The Nintendo Switch generation has been transformative for Nintendo's business and finances, consolidating development onto one main platform, delivering impressive sales and significantly boosting the company's bank balance. It certainly brings the boom years of the DS and Wii...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Financial Results
  • News In Just Five Days, Mario Golf: Super Rush Became The Second Best-Selling Game In The Series

    Fore blimey!

    Nintendo has provided its first official sales update for Mario Golf: Super Rush, and the figures show that our favourite plumber's latest outing is likely already his most successful yet. In its financial earnings report covering April through June 2021, Nintendo revealed that Mario Golf: Super Rush sold 1.34 million units worldwide...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Sales Figures
  • News Nintendo's Profits Drop As Expected, But It Remains In A Strong Position

    Annual estimates remain unchanged

    Since the last set of financial reports Nintendo has enjoyed a positive E3 showing and unveiled the Switch OLED, giving us indications of why the company has remained optimistic of generating major profits this year. The headline summary is that the estimates given in the previous year-end results remain unchanged...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Financial Results
  • News Nintendo Shares Updated Release Schedule For 2021 And Beyond

    Major Switch release windows reconfirmed

    As part of Nintendo's latest financial report, the company has published an updated look at its upcoming release schedule. Below, you'll find a list of Nintendo's major releases planned for 2021 and beyond (so not including third-party releases). Thanks to upcoming hardware launches, the list also includes...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Here Are The Top Ten Best-Selling Nintendo Switch Games As Of June 2021

    How many of these do you own?

    Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for its best-selling games on Switch, giving us a great look at which titles have performed the best since the console first launched more than four years ago. It's a very familiar list, with most of the system's best-sellers holding their positions from previous reports...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • News Switch Hardware Sales Reach 89 Million Despite Facing A Year-On-Year Slump

    4.45 million units sold during Q1

    The Nintendo Switch has reached a grand total of 89.04 million hardware sales, Nintendo's latest financial report confirms. Between April and June 2021, the system sold a total of 4.45 million units (3.31 original model, 1.14 million for the Lite) to help it close in on that 90 million milestone, although sales are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales Figures
  • News Another Shmup Joins The Arcade Archives Collection On Switch

    UPL's Bio-Ship Paladin

    Hamster's Arcade Archives release this week for the Nintendo Switch has been confirmed as the 1990 horizontal side-scroller shoot 'em up, Bio-Ship Paladin. "BIO-SHIP PALADIN” is a shooting game released by UPL in 1990. Players use a variety of weapons to defeat bosses, including a main weapon with charge and chain shots,...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Arcade Archives
  • News Ninjala's Spooky Season Begins This September

    New weapons, battles and more...

    GungHo has outlined what to expect from bubble gum team-based shooter Ninjala in its seventh season. This spooky themed update includes new weapons ( Paw-xing Gloves and Ogre Gloves), a new Shinobi Card (Ninjutsu Stock), new fashion lens (to change the look of avatar eyes) and a new featured battle: Last Ninja...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ninjala
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2 Second Major Update Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Update today

    Following on from our previous post, Capcom has now released Version 1.2.0 for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. It adds a new co-op quest - allowing you to take on the dazzling Kulve Taroth. There are also new monsters - Hellbalde Glavenus and Boltreaver Astalos. Some of this content will also roll out later this month on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News Limited Run Games Is Publishing SNES And Virtual Boy Retrospective Books

    Download samples now

    Well, this is a surprise. Limited Run - the company known best as a physical game distributor - has announced it will be publishing two retro gaming books. Both are by Jeremy Parish and will be available to pre-order on 10th August. Super NES Works Vol. 1 Hardcover Book Super NES Works Vol. I looks back at the early days of...

    • Retro
    • Limited Run Games
    • SNES
    • Virtual Boy
    • Nintendo
  • News The Pokémon And Stardew Valley Hybrid Monster Harvest Gets Delayed For The Third Time

    "There was one final development hurdle"

    Update #2 [Thu 5th Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: You might find this hard to believe, but Monster Harvest has been delayed for the third time in a row. Merge Games and Maple Powered Games are now promising the upcoming farming sim meets critter collecter adventure will arrive on 31st August, across all platforms -...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

YesterdayWed, 4th Aug 2021

  • Random Reggie (Kind Of) Reveals The Secret Character In His Signed Retro Studios Artwork

    This might be the most insight we get...

    Around the same time Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped down from his role as Nintendo of America, he showed off some gifts he had received from co-workers as well as the company's studios. One gift that generated a lot of speculation online (at the time) was a signed and framed piece of artwork from Retro Studios...

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    • Reggie
    • Nintendo
    • Retro Studios
  • News Nintendo Releases Hanafuda And Playing Cards Based On Mario, Zelda, Splatoon And More (Europe)

    Update: Mario cards are now back in stock

    Update: More than a year since they first appeared (and immediately sold out), the Super Mario Hanafuda cards are back in stock on the My Nintendo Store. They're available for £22.50 plus shipping and can be purchased below from the My Nintendo Store. Sadly, the Zelda and Splatoon cards haven't returned at...

    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Five Years Later, Nintendo's Lawsuit Against 'White Cat Project' Has Finally Been Settled

    Nintendo initially asked for $40m in damages

    Colopl's White Cat Project In a new statement (Japanese), Nintendo has confirmed that its patent infringement lawsuit filed against Colopl and its 'White Cat Project' mobile game has now been settled, with Colopl agreeing to pay an undisclosed figure. If you need a quick catch up, the case can be traced...

    • Nintendo
    • Legal
    • Patents
  • News Two More Of Capcom's Legendary Street Fighters Join Fortnite

    Cammy and Guile drop in

    Fortnite has arguably taken the crown as the most ambitious crossover video game of all time - allowing all sorts of video game characters, stars, singers, athletes, and even superheroes to drop into its universe. Following on from the addition of Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter seri

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fortnite
    • Street Fighter
    • Capcom
  • News New Pokémon Snap's First Major Update Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it today!

    The first major update for New Pokémon Snap is now officially live on the Nintendo Switch. As previously mentioned, this free content adds 20 additional pocket monsters and three new courses. There'll also be some quality of life improvements. Here are the full patch notes, courtesy of Nintendo's official website: Ver. 2.0.0...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Stories 2 Adds New Co-Op Quest And Monsties In Free Update

    More to come, too

    Though Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is very different to the action-oriented main series games, it naturally shares a lot of similar concepts. It offers various options for co-operative hunting online, it's a very long experience that'll keep you busy for weeks (or months), and Capcom is regularly adding more in free DLC...

    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News Pokémon GO Reduces PokéStop Spin Distance In America And New Zealand

    And the community isn't happy

    As countries around the world attempt to bounce back from the pandemic, Niantic has decided now is the right time to undo some Pokémon GO safety and accessibility measures tied to the pandemic. The latest update applies specifically to America and New Zealand - with the mobile AR developer announcing at the start of...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • Review PICROSS S GENESIS & Master System Edition - Picross X SEGA Could Have Been More

    SAY-GUH

    It’s rather impressive how much mileage Nintendo and Jupiter Corporation have managed to get out of the Picross franchise. The beloved number puzzle series has been going for a couple decades now, while the core gameplay all along the way has remained almost completely stagnant. Though the ‘main’ games have been entertaining enough in...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • Feature Fire Emblem And 8 Other Nintendo Franchises That Need A TV Series

    Lights, camera, action!

    Recently, we’ve spent the last who knows how long, re-playing Pokémon Blue, Red, and Yellow on the 3DS Virtual Console, and bingeing the original Pokémon animated series on Netflix alongside this, and what a time I’ve been having! Netflix is rumoured to be planning on making a live action Pokémon series, too, and this...

    • Features
    • TV
    • Netflix
    • Nintendo
  • News Axiom Verge 2 Update Data Has Apparently Surfaced On Nintendo's Servers

    Could it be arriving soon?

    Tom Happ's Axiom Verge 2 has suffered multiple delays, but the latest findings doing the rounds online suggest the game could be arriving on the Nintendo Switch very soon. According to Nintendo Everything, update data for the game has recently been discovered on Nintendo's servers. In the past, there have been similar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Jet Set Radio's Beat Joins Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania As A Playable Character

    Only two months until launch!

    If you weren't already sold on Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, perhaps the news that Jet Set Radio's Beat is set to be a playable character will be enough to convince you to grab a pre-order. That's right, the protagonist of Sega's graffiti-spraying, city-skating 2000 action hit will be rollin' right into the world of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sega
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Mario Golf: Super Rush Spirits This Weekend

    Available for a limited time

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next Spirit event has been detailed, and this time we're being treated to a selection of brand new Spirits based on Mario Golf: Super Rush (thanks, Perfectly Nintendo). Just like in the past, this latest event will run for five days in total, starting on Friday 6th August and wrapping up on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Super Mario
  • News Pokémon GO Adds Galar Pokémon In New Sword And Shield Event

    Latest event kicks off this month

    Pokémon that first appeared in Pokémon Sword and Shield's Galar region will soon be available in Pokémon GO, Niantic has announced. The new arrivals are landing in the game as part of the app's final Ultra Unlock event; called 'Part 3: Sword and Shield', the event will star the debuts of two Galar Legendaries,...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Cruis'n Blast Track Showcase Emphasizes Its Wacky Side

    Stay on course

    Perhaps not traditional E3 fare, but Cruis'n Blast nevertheless made its mark during Nintendo's E3 Direct, confirming release details for the arcade title's Switch conversion - if you need the reminder it arrives on 14th September. Developer Raw Thrills, Inc. has now released a rather fun new trailer for the arcade retro-inspired...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Publishers Team Up To Run Their Own Direct Showcase

    Everyone gets a Direct!

    Nintendo really hit on something big with its Directs, a showcase intended to bypass the usual way of announcing games at big conferences like E3, and now everyone wants a slice of that pie. Following in Nintendo's successful footsteps, we've seen multiple studios and groups do it themselves, from the Wholesome Direct and the...

    • Directs
    • Indie
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Moonrider Is A Project That Has 16-Bit Strider And Shinobi Vibes

    In the works at JoyMasher (Blazing Chrome)

    Depending on how you use it, Twitter timelines can be full of GIFs and clips of in-development game projects, some of which are immediately eye-catching. That's the case with Moonrider, for which a 50 second video was posted by its creator Danilo Dias. First up, here is the video and the story background...

    • JoyMasher
  • News Creepy-Cute Japanese Horror Adventure 'Last Light' Coming To Switch

    Set in an abandoned hospital

    Last Light is certainly an intriguing horror game, but it's a little hard to decipher. With just a 30-second trailer and a Steam page that's largely been translated from the Japanese website, we know that the game is set in an abandoned hospital, and the main character — Lumi — will have to avoid the darkness in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie
  • News RICO London Will Kick The Doors Down On Switch In September

    Not long until bullet time

    The original RICO was an enjoyable shooting romp on Switch - designed to make you feel like an '80s action hero, it was arguably also more fun in co-op with a buddy. We're expecting its sequel, RICO London, to feature in an Aksys showcase later this week, but publisher Numskull Games has taken the plunge and already...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Huntdown To Get Wider Retail Release And Second Run Of Collector's Edition

    Hunt those copies down

    During its E3 event Limited Run Games announced an awesome Collector's Edition of Huntdown, the stylish run and gun title on Switch. Unsurprisingly it proved popular, selling out in under 12 hours. In good news for those that missed out another batch of 2000 units will go on sale soon, on 10th August to be precise. Here's the

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Drum Box Aims To Bring Some Rhythm To The Switch eShop

    Drum roll please...

    The days of Rock Band and Guitar Hero may be gone, though Harmonix is still working in the genre with interesting results in Fuser, but a download title on Switch eShop will aim to blend that rhythm gameplay with, well, producing a good rhythm. Drum Box - from Sanuk Games - adopts the scrolling bar approach we know from Guitar...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases

Tuesday3rd Aug 2021

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: August Fish And Bugs - Catch These Critters Before September 1st

    All the insects and fish disappearing from New Horizons at the end of the month

    Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and

    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Guide 30 Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games To Look Forward To In 2021

    Our most anticipated Switch games

    We've updated the list below with some new announcements and removed the 2021 Switch games that have come and gone already. Loads to look forward to! 2020 is but a dim and distant memory (at least, we wish it was!) and it's time to look to the future. We saw some fantastic games come to Switch last year —...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour Times And Bonus Hour Times: This Week's Featured Pokémon And Mystery Bonus - 3rd August

    Spotlight Hour Pokémon and Bonus Hour details, as we get them

    Since April 2020, Niantic has combined the Pokémon GO Spotlight Hour and Pokémon GO Mystery Bonus Hour into a single weekly event that takes place on Tuesday evenings. Separate Bonus Hours were tested briefly in March 2021, although we've had nothing since — see below for more...

    • Guides
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon
  • Round Up Here Are The First "Hands-On" Impressions Of The Nintendo Switch OLED

    What are the critics saying?

    Update (Tue 3rd Aug, 2021): First hands-on impressions of the Switch OLED model have now cropped up in various UK publications, following on from US outlets' first looks last month. We've added a selection of hot new takes to our round up below. Nintendo surprised everyone when it announced a brand new system — the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch OLED
    • Round Up
  • Guide Best Visual Novels For Nintendo Switch

    Updated with The Great Ace Attorney

    The portability of Nintendo Switch makes it a great system to play a wide variety of genres, and while visual novels can be enjoyed perfectly well on your TV, there's something about playing them on a handheld which just feels 'right'. Since launch, the console has accrued some great examples of the genre, and the...

    • Guides
    • Best Switch Games
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Pokémon Unite Is Getting A Game Update, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Includes fixes, balance adjustments and more

    Pokémon Unite has been out for a few weeks now and it's not bad if you're into MOBA games. There have been a lot of freebies and handouts so far, and very soon the game will also be getting a game update. It includes text and bug fixes as well as a special spectate feature test release. A number of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • Random Someone Made A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Version Of Google Maps Street View

    Revisit your favourite locations in Hyrule

    Have you been wanting to return to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to revisit all of the famous landmarks and locations in the game, but just don't have the time? Well, there's now a new way to travel about the land of Hyrule, and you don't even have to boot up your own copy of the game. Fan,...

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    • Legend of Zelda
  • News This Week's New Pokémon Snap Update Also Includes Quality Of Life Improvements

    Missions will be far less frustrating

    We're just hours away from checking out New Pokémon Snap's first major update, but more details on what it will actually contain are still trickling through. Of course, we already know that the update is adding 20 new Pokémon and three new courses, but it turns out that a number of quality of life...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • Soapbox Playdate Sold Out In 20 Minutes - Is It Time For A New Nintendo Handheld?

    The Game Boy... 2

    Many of us at Nintendo Life have been patiently, excitedly waiting for the Playdate to go on sale, because we're suckers for bits of colourful plastic. Well, it did, and we missed it, because all 20,000 initial units (for the 2021 batch, at least) sold out in just 20 minutes. [Not all of us missed it! - smug Ed] It's hardly...

    • Soapbox
    • Features
    • Playdate
    • 3DS
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Nintendo Launches The Game Of Life: Super Mario Edition

    And it's already selling out

    Not content with only dominating the video game world, Mario and friends have jumped into a new board game – The Game of Life: Super Mario Edition. As you'd expect, this special edition mixes up the usual Game of Life gameplay with several Mario-inspired twists; indeed, rather than having an objective centred around...

    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
    • Board Games
  • News Former Nintendo Of America President Reveals His New Book

    Pre-order now

    Update [Tue 3rd Aug, 2021 00:55 BST]: Pre-orders for Reggie's book have now gone live on Amazon. A hard cover version will set you back $27.99 USD and the Kindle version is priced at $14.99 USD. The current release date is still 24th May 2022. Original article [Sat 17th Jul, 2021 02:00 BST]: In April 2019, Reggie Fils-Aimé stepped...

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    • Book
  • Random Zelda Lucky Charm Helps Olympic Gymnast Win Gold

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Medal

    "Video games won't get you anywhere," they said. "Video games are for nerds and babies." Well, you can take those opinions and stuff them right up your HDMI port, because video games just won an Olympic gold medal in gymnastics. Sort of. After Nina Derwael won gold for Belgium on the women's uneven bars, her...

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    • Random
    • Sports
  • Random It's Masahiro Sakurai's Birthday - And He Got An Awesome Gundam Figure

    Sakurai thanks fans for their birthday messages

    Today, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai is celebrating his 51st birthday – and it looks like he'll be celebrating in style. After posting his usual Smash Bros. screenshot of the day on Twitter this morning, Sakurai was flooded with 'happy birthday' messages from fans. He took the...

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    • Super Smash Bros
    • Random
  • News After Almost 30 Years, Another Iconic Sega Arcade Is Closing Down

    Sega Ikebukuro Gigo shuts next month

    28 years ago in July 1993, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo opened in Tokyo. This sprawling, nine-storey amusement arcade has, over the decades, become popular with gaming-mad tourists visiting Japan and has been the site of many location tests for new arcade machines. However, this September, the Sega Ikebukuro Gigo...

    • Japan
    • Sega
  • News Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Is Leaving The Company

    Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra to replace him

    Content warning: Please be aware that the following article and the sources linked within touch on topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and assault, and suicide. On July 21st, Bloomberg Law reported that Activision Blizzard — the multi-billion dollar company behind Diablo, Ov

    • Activision
    • Blizzard
    • Industry
  • Gallery Atlus Shares 30 Screenshots Of Shin Megami Tensei V For Switch

    Characters, demons, battles and more!

    Later this year, Atlus will be releasing Shin Megami Tensei V exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. In the lead-up, the Japanese company has been sharing new videos, screenshots and information. It's now shared around 30 screenshots showing off the game's characters, demons and battle sequences. We've rounded...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Skydrift Infinity - Arcade-Style Sky Racing That's Short But Sweet

    Just good fun, plane and simple

    One of the most irritating things anyone can say online is: “Nobody asked for this.” It’s a cocky, unfairly harsh way of shutting down any new game that isn’t on a person’s own specific wishlist, and not only is it generally disrespectful, it can also be totally meaningless. After all, a game doesn’t have...

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    • Switch eShop
  • Random Football Manager Jose Mourhino Calls Fortnite A "Nightmare" Game

    It's [redacted], apparently

    Fortnite might be popular, but it's also drawn a lot of criticism as it's become more and more successful. The recently appointed manager of Italian football club AS Roma, Jose Mourinho – famous for leading the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United to silverware glory – has now shared his own thoughts...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Fornite
    • Epic Games
  • News Here Are The Switch eShop's Best-Selling Games Of July 2021 (Japan)

    Zelda loses out to Monster Hunter

    Nintendo has released an updated list of its best-selling titles on the eShop in Japan, this time covering July 2021. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has managed to claim victory this time around, just ahead of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. It's worth noting that Monster Hunter launched a week...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Spelunker HD Deluxe Scores Western Switch Release

    Update: Digital version arrives this week

    Update: If you've been holding out for the digital version of Spelunker HD Deluxe, your time has finally come. The game will be launching on the Switch eShop on 6th August and will be priced at $24.99. The legendary game "Spelunker" is back with a full remake! Overcome difficult obstacles in search of the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random We've Been Wrong About This Streets Of Rage Special Move For Almost 30 Years

    Yuzo Koshiro sets things straight

    Yesterday, Sega's Streets of Rage series turned 30 – and composer Yuzo Koshiro decided to share a piece of trivia that has blown the collective minds of many fans. Koshiro explains that in Streets of Rage 2, Axel Stone's most famous special move – performed by tapping in the same direction twice and pressing...

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    • Yuzo Koshiro
  • News NIS Releases A Rather Creepy And Intriguing Game Teaser

    More details coming on 5th August

    Update: A slightly different version of the teaser video has been posted (above), confirming more information is coming on 5th August; this could be on 4th August in the Western hemisphere, so we'll keep an eye out for details. Original Article: Nippon Ichi Software, and particularly its excellent localisation...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Space Invaders Invincible Collection Is Finally Getting A Western Digital Release

    Launches on the eShop later this month

    Almost a year and a half since launching digitally in Japan, Space Invaders Invincible Collection is finally set to launch on Nintendo's digital store in the west later this month. It'll be available on the Switch eShop from 17th August and will cost $59.99, according to a listing on Nintendo's official...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Dorfromantik Is A 'Peaceful Building Strategy' Experience Coming To Switch

    Has benefited from support via Ubisoft's Indie initiatives

    Ubisoft may be one of the world's largest 'triple-A' publishers, but it also runs regional initiatives to find and support Indie games around the world. This is highlighted in a video above, and at the start of the short presentation development studio Toukana Interactive confirms that it...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Indie Platform Adventure 'Smashroom' Explodes Onto Switch This Week

    Featuring a "simple" levelling up system

    The explosive indie platformer Smashroom will be launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop later this week, Forever Entertainment has confirmed. Created by Jonathan Calsolaro, the game sees you take on the role of a small mushroom that can explode at will. This handy skill can be used in a number of different...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Unlock A Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Theme In Tetris 99's 23rd Maximus Cup

    Take flight later this week

    To celebrate the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on the Switch last month, Nintendo will be hosting its 23rd Maximus Cup in the battle royale game Tetris 99 later this week. If you participate in this event, you'll have the chance to earn a special in-game theme based on Skyward Sword. It even comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Tetris 99
  • News Art Of Rally Power Slides Onto Switch Very Soon

    Start the engine

    It was back in Nintendo's April Indie Showcase that it confirmed art of rally, by Funselektor, is heading to Switch eShop. Originally a popular release on Epic Game Store, it'll land on Switch and other platforms with all of the previous DLC and the upcoming Kenya expansion, so there should be plenty to do. The good news is it's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Square Enix Almost Made Its Final Fantasy X Protagonist A Plumber

    Hear that, Mario?

    Nintendo's Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. This might have been different though, had Square Enix gone ahead with its initial plans for Final Fantasy X. Speaking to Famitsu, the game’s writer, Kazushige Nojima, mentioned how the original...

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    • Final Fantasy
    • Square Enix
    • Super Mario
  • News Fort Triumph Blends Turn-Based Combat And World Exploration, Out On Switch Soon

    All wrapped in a 'parody fantasy plot'

    We have a good number of quality turn-based combat games on the Switch eShop, but another is aiming to catch our attention this month. Fort Triumph, developed by CookieByte Entertainment, has a self-stated aim of blending XCOM and Heroes of Might and Magic, which is a potentially neat combination. As you can...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Spiritfarer Physical Edition Is Out Today

    A cosy management game about death and boats

    Spiritfarer is one of those games that you can't help but call "wholesome". It's all about ferrying the dead to their final resting place, but only after completing various tasks and fetch quests that help them fulfil their last requests. Sometimes, it's something as simple as tasting a particular food...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
  • News Castle Of Pixel Skulls Brings Old-School Difficulty Platforming To Switch This Week

    "Everything in this castle is trying to kill you"

    Launching on the Nintendo Switch eShop this Friday is Castle of Pixel Skulls, a retro-style platformer from indie developer Josep Monzonís Hernández and publisher 2Awesome Studio. The game has you taking on the role of a skeleton who wakes up in a haunted castle. To escape, you'll need to overcome...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Monday2nd Aug 2021

  • News Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Players Are Reporting A Frustrating Soft-Lock Glitch

    Trouble at the Lanayru Mining Facility

    Thanks to last month's release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a whole new generation of fans are experiencing the series' opening story for the first time. Hopefully, those of you who've been lucky enough to give it a go have been progressing smoothly – sadly, others haven't been quite so lucky...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Feature The History Of Streets Of Rage

    Mmm... trashcan chicken

    This feature originally graced your screens on 25th December 2019, republished today to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Streets of Rage. For a lot of us more ‘seasoned’ gamers, the announcement of Streets of Rage 4 brought a tear to the eye. The original Mega Drive/Genesis Streets of Rage trilogy holds a special place...

    • Feature
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mega Drive
    • Streets of Rage
    • Best of 2019
  • Feature Zooming Through Sonic Colors: Ultimate And Getting The Switch Lowdown

    Sonic customisation, the new Wisp and that Switch framerate

    SEGA has had various events and tie-ins to celebrate 30 years of Sonic the Hedgehog, but the big event from a gaming perspective is the upcoming Sonic Colors: Ultimate, which will see the previous Wii-exclusive come to various platforms including, of course, the Nintendo Switch. We were...

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    • Hands On
    • Interview
    • Sonic 30th
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Random 1990 Preview Of Sonic The Hedgehog Featured A Quirky Unused Enemy

    Even Yuji Naka thinks it's a mystery

    As the topic of game conservation remains relevant, so does retaining copies of games media such as manuals and magazines. Just recently @VGDensetsu shared an archive of a 1990 issue of Famitsu magazine, discovering some intriguing screenshots of an early preview build of Sonic the Hedgehog. Yuji Naka, such a...

    • Sonic 30th
    • Retro
  • Soapbox A Strange Desire For Switch Sports And A Return To Wii's Wuhu Island

    Yes, including the cycling

    The Wii, the Revolution, the era of motion controls, bathroom scales as peripherals and fun for all. It can be a bit of a trendy thing to tease the Wii, as if its concept of introducing new control schemes and luring traditional 'non-gamers' into being gamers was somehow bad - well, it was actually brilliant. Sure, the Wii...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Wii Sports Resort
  • News Sneak Peek At New Among Us Content Shows Big Yellow Rock

    Or maybe it's a chicken nugget

    Among Us is getting another content update, and this next one is big. Well, it looks big. Or maybe it's just close to the camera. It's not clear what it is. Or what it's doing. All we know is what's in the image: A lil Among Us crewmate (Cyan, for reference) reacting with fear/surprise/excitement to the presence of...

    • Among Us
    • Updates
  • News After Months Of Silence, Polymega Insists Pre-Orders Are Shipping Soon

    September 12th is the new launch date

    The Polymega is a remarkable system capable of running original software for consoles such as the SNES, Mega Drive, PC Engine and even Sega Saturn – but while the unit itself lives up to its potential, creator Playmaji has had something of a nightmare when it comes to actually getting it into the hands of...

    • Polymega
    • Retro
    • Hardware
  • News UK Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Stays Second, NEO: TWEWY Debuts In Tenth

    NEO: The World Ends With You sells best on Switch

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 31st July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is still serving as Nintendo's best-selling title in the country. The game has managed to stay in second spot for a second week in a row, with F1 2021 also keeping hold of its first...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Here's A Closer Look At New Pokémon Snap's Brand New Courses

    Including the shrinking Secret Side Path

    New Pokémon Snap's getting some welcome new content this week, and thanks to several new clips that have appeared online, we can now get a closer look at the new courses we'll be exploring. As detailed last week, an update will go live for the game tomorrow, 3rd August for those of you in North America, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • Mini Review Trigger Witch - Guns And Witchcraft Of A Different Type

    Fly me to the moon

    Ever found yourself wishing that games like The Legend of Zelda featured a boatload of badass guns in addition to its staple Master Sword? Well, no, neither have we, if we're being honest. But there's clearly a market for such a game, as eastasiasoft's Trigger Witch proves. Part adventure RPG, part twin-stick shooter, this...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Dispatch Games To Send Digital Codes As Customers Await Delayed Physical Orders

    Update: Game Paradise code release delayed

    Update [Mon 2nd Aug, 2021 12:40 BST]: Dispatch Games has emailed its customers to confirm that Game Paradise codes – which were expected to be sent out on July 30th – have been delayed: Due to circumstances beyond our control - we will be unable to send out the Game Paradise codes as anticipated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Fortnite's Rift Tour Musical Experience Will Star Ariana Grande

    Update: Epic shares the deets

    Update: Epic Games has now confirmed that the record-breaking superstar starring as part of the Rift Tour is Ariana Grande. "Ensuring that fans around the world can catch the Rift Tour, the experience spans five showtimes over three days. We recommend fans arrive in Fortnite 60 minutes before showtime, and the Rift...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fortnite
  • News PAC-MAN 99 Surpasses Four Million Downloads, New Content On The Way

    Including a free theme

    Nintendo Switch Online exclusive PAC-MAN 99 has been downloaded more than four million times, Bandai Namco has revealed. The game, which is only available as a free download to those who have subscribed to Nintendo's online service, has managed to reach that milestone in just under four months following its April 2021...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News UK Pokémon Fans Can Now Stream Episodes On BBC iPlayer

    TV series and films now live

    Pokémon fans living in the UK can now stream episodes of the series' anime on BBC iPlayer, as the franchise appears on the streaming service for the very first time. The show's tenth and eleventh seasons, both set in the Sinnoh region as Ash joins Brock and Dawn for all sorts of Pokémon adventures, are available to...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • UK
  • News Nintendo And Lunchables Are Giving Away Nintendo Switch Prize Packs (US)

    Including a mystery $1,000 bundle

    Remember last year when Nintendo teamed up with Lunchables to give away Switch consoles to lucky winners? Well, the partnership's making a comeback this year with more exciting prizes to be won. From now up until 30th September, you'll spot QR codes on specially marked Lunchables products that'll take you to the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News COVID Delays Doki Doki Literature Club Physical Release

    "Unforeseen delays with manufacturing and shipping"

    Although Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! has been out digitally on Switch since the end of June, people who are waiting on the physical edition to play the game are going to have to wait just a little longer to woo the ladies of the literature club. Publisher Serenity Forge posted a statement...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
    • Delays
  • News Minecraft Dungeons Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Trial In Japan

    Is the service upping its game?

    Nintendo Switch Online is a service that elicits some feisty conversations online as its merits are debated. As a service it can be relatively inexpensive (especially if you utilise the family subscription), and alongside some 'free' games like Pac-Man 99 it also offers up access to full online play and cloud saves...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
  • News Narrative Adventure 'Where The Water Tastes Like Wine' Is Getting A Physical Edition With Tarot Cards

    Does not include water or wine

    Where The Water Tastes Like Wine is a narrative adventure that's partly about trekking across America, partly about the rich tradition of oral storytelling, and partly about what it means to live in a place that calls itself a melting pot in an era where many people aren't even invited to get in the pot. Developer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases

Sunday1st Aug 2021

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Micro SD Cards

    The best prices on Micro SD cards for Switch

    If you've picked up a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite recently and downloaded any games from the Nintendo eShop, it's highly likely that you'll be running out of internal storage space soon. Indeed, storage space is one of Switch's weaknesses, and the fact that there are so many amazing digital-only games...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Micro SD Cards
    • Storage
    • Guides
  • Video 9 Exciting New Games Coming to Nintendo Switch In August

    No More Heroes III, Baldo and more...

    August is here and for Nintendo Switch owners that means there are more new releases on the way. This month we've highlighted 10 exciting games coming to the hybrid platform over the next 31 days. Perhaps the standout of the lot is Suda51's No More Heroes III. That's not all, though - we've got other...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nvidia Shield Shutting Down Nintendo Wii Game Downloads In China

    Fortunately the Switch has found success

    In 2017, rumours became real when it was confirmed Nintendo would release select Wii ports running at 1080p HD, 60 FPS on the Nvidia Shield in mainland China. It began with the release of Super Mario Galaxy and was followed by other titles like Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight...

    • Nvidia Shield
    • China
    • Nvidia
    • Wii
  • Feature Nintendo Life eShop Selects - July 2021

    July's best Switch eShop games!

    July was a slightly quieter month for big digital releases on the eShop, but no month ever goes by without at least a few treats that are worthy of your time. These awards aim to celebrate the best of Nintendo's digital store, giving some love and attention to the games that could so easily be missed in the Switch's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • eShop Selects
  • News .hack//G.U. Last Recode Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch

    Is an official announcement on the way?

    The Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 anime action-RPG series '.hack//G.U.' could be en route to the Nintendo Switch, based on a new rating in North America. According to the ESRB, the four in one collection .hack//G.U. Last Recode has been given a 'Teen' rating for the hybrid system. It contains the following:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Anime
    • North America
    • ESRB
  • News Nintendo Teases Microgame Mayhem In Wario's Upcoming Switch Release

    "Who said tweezing couldn’t be fun?"

    The fan favourite Nintendo series WarioWare is returning this September in a brand new outing for the Switch. WarioWare: Get It Together! is a bit different to past entries. This time around the player controls the cast of the series to interact with a vast array of quick microgames. Each character comes with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Wario
  • Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For August And September 2021

    No More Heroes III and lots more

    We're now well into the second half of 2021, and Switch owners have plenty to look forward to over the coming months as we slide inexorably towards the Holiday season and the promise of 2022, a year that will hopefully be the most boring and uneventful on record - at least outside the realm of video games. Below...

    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Mini Review Unbound: Worlds Apart - All The Portals You Need

    Is this cake a lie..?

    Portals have always been cool, right? Valve's own genre-defining Portal remains to this day one of the greatest FPS games of all time, and we're sure even the most firm critic of the MCU can't watch the Endgame portal scene without feeling just a little bit emotional. Unbound: Worlds Apart makes smart use of portals as a...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Guide How To Play The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles With The Original Japanese Audio

    For "subs not dubs" fans

    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles finally got the English localisation that we've been craving for years, but... what if we actually want to play it with the original Japanese audio for maximum authenticity? That's totally possible, as it turns out — and we'll show you how! What you'll want to do first is make sure that...

    • Guides
    • Ace Attorney
  • News Former Sega And Koei Tecmo President Appointed As SNK's New CEO

    SNK says it's ready for "a new phase of growth and development"

    SNK Corporation - best-known for series like The King of Fighters, Fatal Fury and the Neo Geo hardware has appointed Kenji Matsubara as its new chief executive officer. Matsubara was previously the president of Koei Tecmo and spent a few years at Zynga's Japan, before moving on to Sega...

    • Industry
    • SNK

Saturday31st Jul 2021

  • Review Pokemon Unite - Pokémon Divides In Free-To-Start MOBA

    Fun, in the right circumstances

    Since the original release of Pokémon Red and Blue on the Game Boy, The Pokémon Company has consistently tried to take its successful monster-collecting RPG through many different iterations, genres, and applications. Pokémon has taken forays into genres such as digital/physical card games, the Mystery Dungeon...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Pokemon
  • News Animal Crossing Datamine Suggests Popular Hangout Could Still Return

    Is something brewing behind the scenes?

    Rumours about a popular location returning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons have resurfaced this week. Datamining over on DodoCodes.com has highlighted code and event references that have renewed hopes of Brewster appearing in a future update. Since picked up and summarised by

    • Rumours
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Datamine
  • News Scrapped Wii "Bulletin Board Channel" Uncovered In Nintendo Gigaleak

    And a look at the Wii Shop Channel prior to release

    By the time we get our hands on consoles, games, and even apps, there have already been multiple revisions during the design stages. Often, we'll see these concepts shared by the developers in various ways later down the line, but in this particular case, it's via a leak. Yes, the Nintendo...

    • Nintendo
    • Wii
  • News A New Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Beast Ball Distribution Has Begun

    Get it while you can!

    There's a new item distribution available in Pokémon Sword and Shield and it's only available until 2nd August 2021 so be sure to act fast! This time around it's a Beast Ball. As explained by Serebii.net, this item was given out during the Pokémon Players Cup IV stream. The code you'll need this time around is:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Soapbox The Hidden Delights Of The Great Ace Attorney

    Or, why TGAA is the LOTR DVD of video games

    Did you know that Viggo Mortensen, the actor who played Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies, broke his toes on-set by kicking a helmet? The take ended up in the final cut, and Aragorn's cry of frustration, grief, and despair is made all the more real knowing that poor Viggo's toesies were probably...

    • Ace Attorney
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • Reminder A Demo For Jupiter's Sega Picross Is Now Available On Switch eShop

    Try before you buy

    Update [Sat 31st Jul, 2021 20:00 BST]: This demo is now available on the Switch eShop in Europe and North America. It will require around 170MB of free space. Enjoy! Original story [Thu 29th Jul, 2021 01:53 BST]: Yesterday, Sega finally locked in a local release date for Picross S Genesis & Master System Edition (also known...

    • Reminder
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demos
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (July 31st)

    Plenty to choose from!

    Another week has passed, with plenty of Nintendo-related news that's kept us intrigued. There were our reviews for games like The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and NEO: The World Ends With You, Streets of Rage 4's DLC finally arrived on Switch,

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Suda51 Hopes To Make No More Heroes Movie Or TV Show A "Reality"

    He's even had some offers and proposals in the past

    Travis Touchdown is quite the character, but what would his own television or movie be like? While we're yet to see such a thing, apparently there's been a number of proposals for it in the past. Speaking to IGN, Suda51 mentioned how he was still "hoping" to transform No More Heroes and the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Suda51
    • No More Heroes

Friday30th Jul 2021

  • Guide Where To Pre-Order Metroid Dread Special Edition And Samus & EMMI amiibo

    Dread the scalpers

    Update (30th July): My Nintendo Store UK has opened pre-orders for the amiibo double pack. Update (14th July): My Nintendo Store UK have just added their Metroid Dread game pre-order which includes a free keyring, poster and sticker sheet. Update (22nd June): The amiibo 2-pack is back in stock at GAME again at the time of wr

    • Guides
    • Metroid
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News You Can Now Own The Bike From Pokémon Red, But You're Not Allowed To Ride It

    Not much of a bike then, is it

    This isn't the time to use that! Professor Oak's words have never been so true. The Pokémon Company, in celebration of reaching a million Twitter followers on their Japanese "Poké Times" account, has decided to make a one-of-a-kind replica of the iconic, expensive bike from Pokémon Red and Blue. In the games, it...

    • Pokemon
    • Merch
  • Soapbox In Praise Of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Two Years On

    Support systems have never meant more

    This past week marked the second anniversary of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the latest entry in Intelligent Systems’ popular tactics series. Ten years ago, you would’ve been forgiven for believing that the Fire Emblem series was going the way of the dinosaur, and yet Three Houses now sits at somewhere around...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Fire Emblem
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News The Simpsons Co-Showrunner Would Love To See Hit & Run Return But Admits It's "Complicated"

    A "corporate octopus" stands in the way of a remaster

    The Simpsons might not be quite as popular as it once was, but there's still plenty of demand for the famous American family's retro video games. One title fans of the long-running cartoon would love to see make a return is The Simpsons Hit & Run - a Grand Theft Auto-like game set in the...

    • GameCube
    • The Simpsons
  • Review Blaster Master Zero 3 - A Masterful Conclusion To The Trilogy

    What a blast

    Few could’ve guessed that a Blaster Master reimagining would’ve been one of the standout releases of the Switch launch window line-up, yet Blaster Master Zero proved to be a potently enjoyable take on the retro classic. Then, a couple of years later, Inti Creates opted to follow it up with an all-new sequel that built upon the ideas...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Ori's Physical Games Are Getting A New Two-In-One Release On Nintendo Switch

    The Collector's Edition is also back

    Physical game distributor iam8bit has announced it will be releasing an Ori double-pack for Nintendo Switch with the help of Moon Studios, Xbox Game Studios and global distribution partner Skybound Games. This physical release contains Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. This two-in-one...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Capcom Wants To Know If You Would Buy More Great Ace Attorney Games

    Fill out a survey and get a free wallpaper

    This week marks the release of The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms - we're big fans of the game by the way. As part of this release, Capcom has opened a survey that's available until 30th September, allowing fans to share their thoughts about this game and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Capcom
    • Ace Attorney
  • Random Someone Worked On Outer Worlds AND Outer Wilds At The Same Time, Somehow

    "I am chaos incarnate"

    A while back, writer and narrative designer Kelsey Beachum was working on Outer Wilds, the fantastic space-adventure game with a very cool twist that we won't spoil (just play it when it comes to Switch!). When The Outer Worlds — Obsidian's "Fallout in space" game — came out a few months later, people were very confused,...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Metroid Dread Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo Available To Pre-Order At Nintendo UK Store

    Go! Go! Go!

    The My Nintendo Store in the UK has opened pre-orders for the lovely new Samus And E.M.M.I amiibo set to launch alongside Metroid Dread this October. Available for the standard RRP of £25.99, the two amiibo come together in a special double pack. You can grab them via the link below – orders over £20 qualify for free shipping, so...

    • amiibo
    • Metroid
    • UK
  • News Two Point Hospital Receives Free Sonic DLC Pack

    The base game's currently playable for free, too!

    Well, here's a nice little treat for Two Point Hospital players. Starting today, you can now get your hands on some in-game Sonic goodies for the wonderfully low price of free. That's right, in celebration of Sonic's 30th anniversary, a free Sonic pack has been released for the hospital management...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sega
    • Sonic
  • News EB Games Canada To Rebrand To GameStop By The End Of This Year

    Decision based on feedback from customers and stockholders

    If you're tired of hearing about "GameStop exclusives" that don't apply to your region and happen to be located in Canada, we've got some exciting news to share that might potentially make a difference in the future. EB Games' parent company GameStop has announced it will rebrand every EB...

    • Industry
    • GameStop
    • North America
    • Canada
  • News Charming Farming Sim Littlewood Gets Physical Version Next Week

    Hoe's about that

    If you've ever wondered what life is like after the evil villain has been vanquished, Littlewood has the answers: a lot of farming, town building, and romancing the dark lord who has lost all his memories and is very sorry about all the evil stuff he did. It's Stardew Valley with more responsibility; Harvest Moon for people who are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Physical Releases
  • News Respawn's F2P Shooter Apex Legends Gets A New Character On 3rd August

    Update: Here's some Seer gameplay

    Update: Here's some Seer gameplay: Update [Tue 27th Jul, 2021 06:00 BST]: As promised, Respawn Entertainment has now released a new gameplay trailer Apex Legends new character and update. Take a look in the video below: Original article [Sun 25th Jul, 2021 04:45 BST]: Apart from the Lost in Random

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Meet The Quirky Alien Enemies In No More Heroes 3

    Certainly not for kids

    No More Heroes 3 is only a month away, but much of the promotion for the game in recent weeks has been targeting the Japanese market. Nintendo of Europe is now pitching in, though, with an 'Alien Superheroes?' trailer that introduces some of the wacky enemies Travis will take on. It's not embedded above because it's age-gated...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Life Is Strange: True Colors Trailer Shows Off Colorado Setting, Arcade Machines

    Pew pew pew colors

    We still can't quite believe that the Life is Strange games are coming to Switch, but it's just over a month until we get True Colors on the Switch, and a couple of weeks longer than that until we can play the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, too. What a year! Ahead of the imminent release of True Colors, Square Enix and...

    • Life Is Strange
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Legendary Composer Jun Senoue Joins Sonic Colors Ultimate OST Remix Line-Up

    Listen to his sample work

    If you needed one extra reason to get excited about Sonic Colors Ultimate, Sega has now revealed legendary Sonic composer Jun Senoue - and the lead guitarist for Crush 40, has joined the remix roster for the upcoming release. Attached to this is a sample of his new remix for vs. Rotatatron & Refreshinator. In the words...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Sonic
    • Jun Senoue
    • Music
  • News King's Bounty II Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Key Choices For Progress

    More than one way to win a battle

    King's Bounty II isn't far off release, landing on Switch and assorted platforms on 24th August. It's a long awaited successor in a series that is turn-based fantasy RPG royalty, and we're hopeful that the Switch version will be well worth playing. 1C Entertainment has released an extensive gameplay trailer that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Marvelous Shares A Look At The Less Glamorous Jobs In No More Heroes 3

    Toilets aren't just for saving any more...

    No More Heroes 3 will no doubt have certain key features - hyper violent levels in which you wipe out minions, tough boss battles, and menial jobs. A familiar gag in the series is that Travis Touchdown has to make ends meet, one way or another, and often does this with undesirable work. Publisher Marvelous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Papa's Quiz Brings Eight-Player Family-Friendly Trivia To Switch Today

    With "thousands" of questions to answer

    If your family's the sort who likes nothing more than to gather around the TV for some late-night quizzing (and lots of snacks, preferably), then Papa's Quiz should probably be on your radar. The debut game from Stockholm-based developer Old Apes, Papa's Quiz boasts "thousands" of questions spread across 185...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Minimalist Visual Novel 'The Last Survey' Puts The World's Fate In Your Hands

    Launching on Switch next week

    From Essay Games and RedDeerGames, visual novel The Last Survey has secured a 6th August release date on Switch. Made up of more than 1,500 hand-illustrated black and white drawings, The Last Survey is said to offer a "unique story-rich experience about the Earth’s bleak future". In the game, you're stuck in a world...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday29th Jul 2021

  • News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.11.0 Patch Notes - Seasonal Events, Fixes And More

    Return to island life

    Nintendo has now released the latest free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It includes new seasonal items and weekly fireworks shows. The patch notes have also been made available on Nintendo's official support page. Apart from the seasonal events, there's also a brief mention of minor adjustments and corrections that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Updates
  • News New Pokémon Snap Is Getting More Areas And Pokémon In Free Update

    New content drops next week

    The Pokémon Company has announced that New Pokémon Snap will soon be treated to a free update, bringing new content along for the ride. Launching on Tuesday 3rd August, the new update will add three new areas in total and 20 new Pokémon, including the likes of Snorlax, Psyduck, Shroomish, Gyarados, and more. The new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Updates
  • News Monster Hunter Rise Version 3.2.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes

    Download it today

    You've got to give it to Capcom - it's shown some outstanding support for Monster Hunter Rise since the game arrived on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, and the developer has been rewarded for its efforts having now shifted more than seven million copies worldwide. Following on from the announcement of a new themed...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Updates
    • Capcom
  • News Spindle Is A Zelda-Like Where You Play The Role Of Death... And A Pig

    Featuring "grim dungeons and mind-bending puzzles"

    It's easy enough to get on board with games that follow the tried and trusted Zelda formula based on that simple fact alone, but what if we told you there was a Zelda-like that lets you play as both Death and a pig. You're sold already, right? Spindle is an "old-school Zelda-esque" action-adventure...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • Talking Point What's Your Switch Game Of 2021 So Far?

    Decisions, decisions...

    We're well over halfway through 2021 and we're steadily sliding down the back half of the year, having negotiated the six-month hump. Holiday season is waaaay off in the distance and we've still got several months to go before we get into video game 'silly season', but while recently discussing the upcoming Sonic Colors...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Poll
    • Best of 2021
  • News Nintendo's Selling Miniature Versions Of Its Iconic Nintendo Store Statues

    Available starting this weekend

    If you've been lucky enough to visit Nintendo's world-famous store in Tokyo (or even if you've just watched hundreds of videos of other people visiting it on YouTube instead like us), you'll no doubt have seen the four statues that proudly adorn the shop floor. Mario, Link, Isabelle and an Inkling can all be seen on...

    • Super Mario
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Merchandise
    • Japan
  • News Switch Online NES And SNES Controllers Are Back In Stock, NES Bundle 50% Off (Europe)

    A Switch Online exclusive

    If you're a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber who hasn't yet taken the opportunity to pick up the NES and SNES-inspired controllers for Switch (which just so happen to be perfect for playing the NES and SNES games available as part of your subsciption), you now have another chance. Both controllers are once again available...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • SNES
    • Europe
  • News Annapurna Interactive Showcase Confirms Two Switch Titles And Outer Wilds Release Window

    Also a fresh look at Neon White

    Annapurna Interactive has wrapped up its first Showcase presentation, and it featured various welcome announcements for Switch players. There are new games, new looks and also a release window for an anticipated title. You can see the whole thing above, and we've summarised the Switch news below. Outer Wilds Gets...

    • Annapurna Interactive Showcase
    • Summer Game Fest
    • Switch eShop
  • News What Pokémon Will You Be Using In The Diamond And Pearl Remakes? Nintendo Wants To Know

    A classic adventure is about to unfold

    Over the past few days, Nintendo has been using social media to remind Switch owners about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These titles are remakes of the Nintendo DS classics and will be arriving later this year on 19th November. In its latest tweet, the company has now asked Pokémon trainers

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random Hey, The Switch Is Also Getting A Flight Simulator Game This Week

    Who needs that fancy Microsoft version?

    If you keep tabs on the latest releases outside the realm of Nintendo, you might have heard about the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator on the Xbox Series X|S this week. Our sister site Pure Xbox has been doing a fantastic job with its coverage of the game by the way. What can Switch owners play though to...

    • Random
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Japanese Charts Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Stays Top As Nintendo Dominates Top Ten

    Skyward Sword hits 200k physical sales in two weeks

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 25th July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has stayed on top for a second week running. The game sold another 42,642 copies at retail this week, taking its total to just over 200,000 physical units sold across its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • Nintendo Download 29th July (North America)

    B.ARK! Eldest Souls! Blaster Master Zero 3!

    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: B.ARK (Tic Toc Games, 29th Jul,...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random This Early Pokémon Anime Character Looks Suspiciously Like Hunter x Hunter's Gon

    It has to be a coincidence, right?

    We don't care what anyone says, Pokémon's anime will never again match the lofty heights of its first ever season. Is that the nostalgia talking? Maybe. But episodes like Pikachu's Goodbye and Bye Bye Butterfree still bring tears to our fully grown adult eyes to this day, so explain that... Ahem. Anyway, the...

    • Pokemon
    • Anime
    • Random
  • News Capcom Reports Record Q1 Profits, Monster Hunter Rise Continues To Grow

    The hits keep coming

    A sentiment we've shared in Nintendo Life Towers, and we suspect is also shared by a number of Switch owners, is that Capcom is on a roll. In this calendar year we've had Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Win

    • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter
    • Nintendo Switch
  • Watch Annapurna Interactive Showcase - Live!

    Neon White, new reveals and 'surprises' on the way

    Summer Game Fest is still presenting some events as the season progresses, and today we have the Annapurna Interactive Showcase. The publisher has supported and released a lot of terrific games, a good number of which have found their way to Switch, so we anticipate Nintendo's system being...

    • Live Chat
    • Summer Game Fest
  • Nintendo Download 29th July (Europe)

    NEO: The World Ends with You! SAMURAI WARRIORS 5! The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles!

    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...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News Kitaria Fables Gets A Charming New Trailer And Updated Release Details

    Feline fine

    Kitaria Fables combines some very nice things - cute characters and lots of cats, farm-sim gameplay, combat and co-op. As you can see in the new gameplay trailer above, it looks like developer Twin Heart Games has been working hard on polishing the experience. Publisher PQube has also confirmed that the game is now coming one day...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Food Fight Is Making A Comeback In 2022

    First on Atari VCS, if you're particularly keen

    As you may be aware, the Atari brand is in the midst of another comeback, primarily with the Atari VCS system and its recent wider release into some territories. Atari is also seeking to revitalise its iconic game brands, and has announced that Food Fight is getting a new title in 2022. It's being...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Atari
  • News Story Of Seasons' Latest DLC Update Adds New Costumes And 'The Legendary Sprite Dance'

    Four DLC parts down, one to go

    The fourth piece of downloadable content from the Story Of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town Expansion Pass is now available on Switch. This latest batch of content adds a new sub-scenario called The Legendary Sprite Dance and the Yukata Set costumes; The Legendary Sprite Dance allows players to explore a new quest in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Story of Seasons
  • News Fuka & Desco Get A Flashy Trailer For Disgaea 6: Defiance Of Destiny DLC

    Grand slam?

    About a month ago Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny landed on Nintendo Switch, and despite some performance issues we gave it a hearty recommendation in our review. Its early sales, combined with plenty of predecessors, recently tipped the franchise past 5 million sales - not bad, Dood! It's a full price - a

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
  • News SkateBIRD Gets Pushed Back Once More, Now Kickflipping Onto Switch In September

    But post-launch content is also in the works

    Glass Bottom Games has announced that SkateBIRD, which you might remember from its appearance in a Nintendo Indie World Showcase back in 2019, will now launch a little later than planned. After initially being delayed to 12th August this year, the game will now land on Switch and all other platforms...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Last Worker Will Compete And Be Showcased At The 78th Venice Film Festival

    Intriguing Switch-bound title to feature in VR Expanded category

    The Last Worker was revealed for Switch and various other platforms earlier this year. Published by Wired Productions, it's an intriguing project being developed by Jörg Tittel and a talented team at Wolf & Wood, a studio highly regarded for its VR projects. Very little has been...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases