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TodaySat, 16th Feb 2019

  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    We're finally at the end of what has been a pretty eventful week - you know, with that little video presentation thingy from Nintendo and all that - so it's time to settle down and recover with some games-based chat. As ever, members of the Nintendo Life team have gathered to share their weekend plans and we'd...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • News Dead Cells Switch Update Adds 60fps And Custom Game Support

    It’s finally here

    Shortly after the Switch release of Dead Cells in August last year, the game's developer Motion Twin was forced to issue an apology because of the frame rate issues. In certain areas of the title, players were reportedly experiencing significant dips in performance, resulting in entire sections of the game running well-below...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC Fighters Won't Receive Custom Palutena's Guidance Sequences

    Even though Piranha Plant got one

    Apart from Persona 5's Joker, we still don't know anything about the upcoming DLC fighters being added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. While there's been a number of developing rumours about possible characters who could be added, there's been no other information about what to expect. Until now, that is. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Rumour Nintendo Could Make Its First VR Announcement For Switch This Year

    Labo might be one of the games to support it

    An article by Emily Rogers over on Nintendo World Report suggests a VR-related announcement for the Switch could arrive as early as this year. This information allegedly comes from “multiple sources” as Rogers goes onto state how a “small, select number of traditional first-party software titles”...

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    • VR
    • Nintendo Labo
    • Nintendo

YesterdayFri, 15th Feb 2019

  • Review Tetris 99 - A Revolutionary Take On A Puzzle Classic

    Apex who?

    If you’d have asked us, just a few days ago, for a comprehensive list of video game series which we could imagine in a 'Battle Royale' format, Tetris would have been right at the bottom. Splatoon could be a good shout with a lot of tweaking, and maybe even an ultra-cruel Pikmin showdown – heck, we’d even put

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris 99
  • News Get Zelda: Link's Awakening For Just £2.69 Before The Switch Remake Arrives (Europe)

    And other great My Nintendo rewards

    The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, and this time Nintendo has been a little bit sneaky. Well, pretty clever actually. We're sure you already know this by now, but it was just revealed that a gorgeous looking remake of the Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's...

    • 3DS
    • Wii U
    • My Nintendo
    • Europe
  • News Brand New Sega Dreamcast Controller Hits Kickstarter And Smashes Target

    A whole lotta love for Sega's last hurrah

    The Dreamcast, Sega’s last combatant in the console wars, was a beautiful failure – a forward-thinking machine arguably scuppered by company infighting and mismanagement, public fatigue after a spate of expensive Sega hardware releases, or simply being a year or two before its time. Ah, what a monstrous...

    • Accessories
    • Sega
    • Hardware
    • Kickstarter
    • Dreamcast
  • News Here's A Look At The Fire Emblem: Three Houses Limited Edition

    Hitting stores this summer

    One of the larger segments of this week's Nintendo Direct was given to Fire Emblem: Three Houses, which is now planned to arrive on the system this summer following a minor delay. The Direct promised that a limited edition would make its way to retail but didn't show it off, so here's a look at how the bundle will likely...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide How To Claim Battle Royale Victory In Tetris 99

    Top of the blocks

    Tetris 99 is, amazingly, the newest and freshest 'Battle Royale' on the block, T-spinning its way into a heated battle against the likes of Fortnite and Apex Legends for world domination. Okay – it might not be in quite the same league as those gaming heavyweights – but it certainly brings an equal amount of fun to the table,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tetris 99
    • Features
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  • Random The Conspiracy Chatter Is Growing: Maybe There Is No Star Fox Grand Prix

    A few chevrons and an Arwing has the internet in doubt

    For some time now there have been whispers of a Retro Studios-developed racing game in the Star Fox universe. Many reliable sources that have gone on record regarding Star Fox Grand Prix, and everyone’s been expecting an announcement at every subsequent Direct. So far, Nintendo is keeping...

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    • Star Fox
    • Rumour
  • Random Nintendo Switch Subreddit Moderators Had To Temporarily Ban Giveaways

    Everybody gets a Switch!

    Earlier this week, the moderators of the Nintendo Switch subreddit made the tough decision to temporarily ban giveaways. It all started when there was a giveaway for the recently released turn-based tactics game, Wargroove. Soon after this, a one-year subscription to the Switch's online service was up for grabs and then...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Near Mint Condition Copy Of Super Mario Bros. Sells At Auction For More Than $100,000

    The first six-figure video game sale

    A certified near mint condition copy of the timeless NES classic Super Mario Bros. has sold for $100,150 USD at an auction. This makes it the first-ever video game to sell for six-figures. The reason it fetched such a high price is linked to the rarity. Between 1985 and 1986 in New York and L.A. at test market...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro
    • Mario
  • Video The Pokémon Detective Pikachu Movie Just Got A Brand New Trailer

    First look at Lickitung and Growlithe!

    The upcoming Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie has just received another trailer, adding to our already ridiculously strong hype and excitement for the film's release this summer. We get to see a little more comedic dialogue between Ryan Reynolds (as Pikachu) and Justice Smith (as Tim), as well as some up close...

    • Pokemon
    • Detective Pikachu
    • Movies
    • Video
  • News Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto Leaves PlatinumGames

    Moving on

    Following the recent Nintendo Direct, where it was revealed PlatinumGames was "hard at work" on the upcoming Switch release Bayonetta 3, it's now been revealed Japanese director and producer Yusuke Hashimoto - who previously worked on Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and

    • Industry
    • Bayonetta
    • PlatinumGames
    • Yusuke Hashimoto
  • News Tetris 99 Datamine Suggests Three New Modes Will Be Added In A Future Update

    Team Battle, COM Battle and Marathon

    One of the more surprising announcements during the recent Switch-focused Nintendo Direct was the reveal and of Tetris 99 - a battle royale take on the classic tile-matching puzzle game originally created by Russian video game designer and engineer, Alexey Pajitnov. If the name wasn't already enough of an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Tetris
    • Tetris 99
  • Random The Carlton Dance Might Be Fair Game For Fortnite After All

    Flipped, turned upside down

    Has the Fortnite dance craze peaked? You'll have to consult a seven-year-old for an answer to that, but Epic Games is still subject to legal action related to the celebratory dances that players can break into as they battle royally in the free-to-play hit. Other games, such as Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4, have headed...

    • Random
    • Fortnite
    • Business
  • News This Portable Nintendo Switch Speaker Is Now Funding On Kickstarter

    And it can be used as a dock, too

    Gaming accessory maker YesOJO has now launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its dedicated portable Nintendo Switch speaker - an accessory first revealed last September. The speaker hopes to provide buyers with a way to experience greater sound quality while playing Switch on the go, with the design...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Accessories
    • Kickstarter
  • Reminder Piranha Plant, King K. Rool and Ice Climbers amiibo Are Out Today

    A terrific trio!

    The next batch of amiibo for the Super Smash Bros. line available today from all good retailers. Joining the roster are Piranha Plant, King K. Rool, and Ice Climbers, all of which will look rather lovely on your gaming shelf. Heck, you might even want to use the NFC functionality and train them up to be a formidable fighter. We...

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    • Super Smash Bros
  • News Layton's Mystery Journey Coming To Switch In The West Soon

    Deluxe Edition rated by Australian Classification Board

    After releasing on Switch in Japan last year, it seems a western launch of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle And The Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX isn't too far off. Twitter user @lite_agent noticed that the Australian Board of Classification has given it an age rating, following

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Layton
  • News Jade Returns As An Undead Revenant In Mortal Kombat 11

    Did you miss her?

    During the latest Kombat Kast for Mortal Kombat 11, the team behind the game dropped a brand new trailer to announce the return of Jade. She's armed with her iconic bo staff and serves the Netherrealm as an undead revenant. Although she's sporting a new look, she's still as lethal as ever. She first appeared in 1993's Mortal...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Mortal Kombat
  • News Luigi's Mansion 3DS Game Site Documents The Birth Of Gooigi

    Bringing green goo to life

    Around the release of Luigi's Mansion on the 3DS last October, we publicised Luigi's "green doppelgänger" Gooigi, introduced by Professor E. Gadd as a playable character in the game's co-op mode. Since then, the 3DS game site - taking on the form of Professor E. Gadd's research journal - has documented the

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Luigi
  • News Racy Shogi Game Comes To The Switch eShop In Japan

    Get tips from professionals while you play

    How do you spice up your chess game so it'll stand out on the overcrowded eShop? If you're Silver Star, the company behind Oshiete Onedari Shogi (or Teach Me Japanese Chess Pretty Please, if you prefer), the answer is to add some lovely ladies in a variety of revealing costumes. Kotaku reports that this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
  • News Lunark Looks To Classic 2D Cinematic Platformers For Inspiration On Kickstarter

    We're getting flashbacks

    Lots of lovely Kickstarter news today! Lunark comes from Canari Games, a one-man team consisting of Johan Vinet, and he hopes to bring his game to Switch. It launched on Kickstarter a little while back, but we’ve only just caught it, and we have to say it looks rather nice. Self-described as a ‘wild adventure set in the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
  • News The Zoids Are Back In Town On Switch This Month, In Japan At Least

    There's always the import option

    If you remember the Zoids craze from the ‘80s, then you might be interested to learn that a new game is releasing in Japan at the end of the month: Zoids Wild: King of Blast. If your memories don't stretch back that far, Zoids are large mecha-animals which began life as a toy line and then grew into a franchise...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Upcoming Releases

Thursday14th Feb 2019

  • News Nintendo Teased The Zelda Remake Earlier In The Direct And We Never Even Noticed

    A cheeky Easter Egg

    One of the standout games in the Nintendo Direct was, obviously, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch. Following the mighty Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the second game of the franchise to come to Nintendo's newest machine, this one was a lovely surprise to close out the show, but Nintendo actually teased the entire...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
  • Feature The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 13th February

    The first Direct of 2019 was worth waiting for

    Phew! We can finally take a deep breath now that all the tension built up since New Year has been released with a whopping great Direct. It had been a while since one without Smash Bros., and Nintendo didn't disappoint (unless you're a poor Metroid fan, but more on that later). With so much packed into...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • Random For One Glorious Moment, The Internet Thought Tetris 99 Was Coming To A 15-Year-Old Console

    What year is it?

    Tetris 99 was one of 'all-new' titles revealed during last night's Nintendo Direct, and is an online take on the classic Russian puzzler which pits you against 98 other players in a Battle Royale of a block-busting nature. The game went live shortly after the presentation was done and dusted, and is free to download for Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Random
    • Tetris
    • PSP
  • Guide What's New In Super Mario Maker 2 For Nintendo Switch?

    Slopes to slide down and so much more!

    February 2019's Nintendo Direct kicked off in style with the reveal of Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch, which wasted no time in showing off the new slope building abilities which will enable Mario Makers to craft authentic Super Mario Bros. 3-style levels for the first time. There are many new things...

    • Guides
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario Maker 2
    • Features
  • News Hollow Knight: Silksong Is Coming To Nintendo Switch As A Console Exclusive

    A whole new kingdom to explore

    Team Cherry has confirmed that a Hollow Knight sequel is coming to Switch. Entitled Hollow Knight: Silksong, it features a vast new kingdom packed with enemies and bosses to fight. It's coming to Windows, Mac, Linux and Switch, which seems to suggest it's a console exclusive for Nintendo, at least initially – Team...

    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Japan Got A Few Extra Games In Its February Nintendo Direct

    Some additional nuggets snuck in for Japanese fans

    As so often happens, it seems there were minor regional differences between the Nintendo Direct broadcasts for the east and west. Japanese fans were treated to games missing from the North American and European versions. First up is Dragon Quest Rivals, a free download first released on mobile back...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Rune Factory 4 Special And Rune Factory 5 Are Both On The Way To Switch

    Show your commitment

    In the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, it was revealed XSEED Games and Marvelous will be bringing Rune Factory 4 Special to the Nintendo Switch later this year. This title is based on the 2013 3DS release, which was a unique combination of fantasy farming and action role-playing gameplay, with some dating simulation...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Gallery Phoenix Wright Is Looking Mighty Sharp In New Ace Attorney Trilogy Screens

    We're a long way from the GBA original...

    We know that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy is coming to Switch and other platforms very soon (21st February in Japan). It first collected all of the original games in one glorious package on mobile before gracing the 3DS with its objection perfection. Gematsu has posted some HD screens of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Gallery
  • Nintendo Download 14th February (Europe)

    Final Fantasy IX! Tetris 99! OlliOlli!

    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 eShop - New Releases: TETRIS 99 (Nintendo, Free) - 99...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • Nintendo Download 14th February (North America)

    Tetris 99! Final Fantasy IX! Steins;Gate Elite!

    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! Nintendo Switch Retail: Steins;Gate Elite (Spike...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Competition Celebrate The Launch Of Aragami: Shadow Edition And Win A Custom NES-Themed Nintendo Switch

    Go ninja go!

    Aragami is a third-person stealth game that casts you as an undead assassin with the power to control the shadows. You can teleport to any shadow, become invisible, materialize weapons or even summon a shadow dragon to infiltrate the enemy ranks and dispose of your targets. In short, it's a proper hoot, and Switch is getting what...

    • Competitions
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Aragami
  • News Japanese Poll Discovers That Vast Majority Of Viewers Were Pleased With The Nintendo Direct

    Were you?

    Just a handful of hours ago, we had our first Nintendo Direct of 2019. You might have noticed? The reaction so far has been mostly very positive from fans talking on social media and our very own comment sections here at Nintendo Life, and now we have some cold hard statistics to truly look into its success. Japanese video sharing site...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Japan
  • Review Aragami: Shadow Edition - What We Do In The Shadows

    Sadly not about a ninja folding up paper

    Stealth is a difficult thing to get right in gaming, and it’s something developers have been trying to nail for decades. Do you go down the GoldenEye route and encourage the player to sneak around while still giving them the option to go all guns blazing should they so desire? Or do you go for a strictly...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Aragami
  • News Travel Between Worlds When Square Enix's Oninaki Arrives On Switch This Summer

    Go beyond life

    During the latest Nintendo Direct presentation, it was announced Square Enix would be publishing the new action role-playing game Oninaki this summer. The title is being developed by the talented team at Tokyo RPG Factory, who are previously responsible for I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Here's more information about Oninaki, courtesy...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • News PlatinumGames Still "Hard At Work" Developing Bayonetta 3

    Look forward to learning more in the future

    While many Bayonetta fans were hoping to catch a glimpse of her third outing for Switch in the latest Direct presentation, unfortunately, it didn't happen. Instead, Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi provided a brief update about the project towards the end of the video. Following the reveal of the latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Bayonetta
  • News Porting of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Being Handled By QLOC

    Switch version getting added motion controls, too

    News that Ninja Theory's action-adventure game Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is Switch-bound was a delightful surprise in last night's Direct. With no official news on who's handling porting duties just yet, according to Kotaku the work is being carried out by developer QLOC. The Polish studio's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ken, Daisy And Young Link amiibo All Release This April

    Even more amiibo!

    As if all the excitement of the Nintendo Direct wasn't quite enough, Nintendo has now gone and revealed even more amiibo figures set to arrive in April. Our poor, poor wallets. That's right, Ken, Daisy, and Young Link are all set to arrive in stores (and then immediately into our collections) this April. On the 12th April, if...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • amiibo
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Gallery These New Dragon's Dogma Switch Screens Look Pretty Tasty

    You know, for an old timer

    A fresh batch of screens from the upcoming Switch version of Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen have cropped up on 4gamer, and we have to say they look rather nice. Capcom ported the original game to PS4 and Xbox One in 2017, and while we're not expecting the kind of fidelity those more powerful consoles can provide, Switch is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Capcom
    • Gallery
  • News Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Emerges From The Shadows This Summer

    About time

    If you've been keeping tabs on Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, you'll know the team behind the game have been hard at work on the project in preparation for its 2019 launch. The latest Nintendo Direct presentation has now revealed the game will launch in summer 2019. Alongside this announcement was a new gameplay trailer. If you've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Hamster's Next Batch Of Switch Arcade Releases Includes None Other Than Ice Climber

    Vs. Ice Climber, actually

    As has become tradition, Hamster has revealed its next batch of arcade titles set to delight and amaze on Nintendo Switch. From a Nintendo perspective, one game that will no doubt instantly catch your eye is Ice Climber - even if your experience with Popo and Nana is limited to just Super Smash Bros. loveliness. This...

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    • Upcoming Release
    • Switch eShop
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  • News EA's Puzzle-Platformer Unravel Two Releases On The Switch eShop This March

    Unravel the goodness

    At E3 2018, Electronic Arts revealed the co-op puzzle-platform game Unravel Two would be released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As always, it raised questions about a potential Nintendo Switch port later down the line. The latest Nintendo Direct has now officially confirmed Coldwood Interactive’s puzzle-platformer...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • EA
  • News Undertale Creator Brings Deltarune To Switch eShop On 28th February

    Download the first chapter for free

    Toby Fox, the creator of the award-winning indie hit RPG Undertale is bringing the first chapter of Deltarune - an expansion of the series, set in a different world - to the Nintendo Switch eShop on 28th February. The announcement was made during the latest Nintendo Direct presentation in the form of a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Review Goat Simulator: The GOATY - A Mildly Amusing Waste Of Time, But Not Much Else

    Gruff around the edges

    Goat Simulator: The GOATY is the kind of game you'll either get or you won't. It's either a hilarious way to kill time and affect some form of skill amid the chaos, or it's just a jumped up joke that's outlived the laughter. Wherever your thoughts might ultimately land, there's no denying that Coffee Stain Studios has produced...

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    • Switch eShop
    • Goat Simulator: The GOATY
  • News Alex Kidd In Miracle World Is Your Next Sega Ages Classic

    Ready for a game of rock, paper, scissors?

    Ah, poor Alex Kidd. He was once the toast of the world of Sega; a worthy rival to Mario who starred in a series of likeable games on the Master System, as well as a cool arcade exclusive. But that was before Sonic turned up, and Alex Kidd was quickly forgotten as Sega's outgoing mascot. Still, we've got a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Alex Kidd
    • Sega
    • Sega Ages
  • News Get All Lovey-Dovey With These Nintendo-Themed Valentine's eCards

    Still time to print before heading home to that special someone

    Whether you've got something special planned with a significant other this evening, or just want to cheer up a good pal, Nintendo has you covered with its annual series of downloadable Valentine's cards. If you head over to the Play Nintendo area of their website, you'll be able to...

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    • Random
  • News Jakks Pacific Secures Sega Merch Deal, New Sonic Toys And Novelty Items On The Way

    Including a 'Pinball Track Set'!

    US toymaker Jakks Pacific has announced a multi-year, global toy licensing deal with SEGA of America, allowing the company to manufacture, market, and distribute merchandise for the Sonic the Hedgehog brand. The company will be showcasing its entire line at the International Toy Fair in New York from 16th - 19th...

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  • News Battle And Build When Dragon Quest Builders 2 Launches On Switch This July

    Can you dig it?

    The sequel to the warmly received Dragon Quest Builders, imaginatively titled Dragon Quest Builders 2, will launch later this year on 12th July. Once again, it fuses a classic role-playing game with Minecraft building elements to offer a rather unique experience. This time around you'll also be teaming up with a mysterious new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • Video Feel The Love With My Time At Portia's Brand New 'Relationships Trailer'

    Coming to Switch this spring

    Team17 has shared a brand new trailer for My Time at Portia, a sandbox RPG heading to Switch this spring. The trailer, which you can check out for yourself above, focuses on the unique villagers you'll meet, befriend, and possibly even romance during your time with the game. You can build these relationships by getting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Enjoy Some Lovely Co-Op Puzzling This Valentine's With Degrees Of Separation On Switch

    A cosy night in?

    Launching today on Nintendo Switch, incredibly fittingly for Valentine's Day, is Degrees of Separation. With one of the game's protagonists wielding the forces of heat and the other manipulating cold, players must work together with a partner or friend to overcome puzzling obstacles while exploring a gorgeous fantasy world. If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop

Wednesday13th Feb 2019

  • News Square Enix Producer Retweets Nintendo Direct Announcement, Sends Speculation Into Overdrive

    What could it mean?

    Following the announcement of the upcoming Nintendo Direct, which will be taking place on 13th February, it has been discovered Square Enix producer Shinji Hashimoto retweeted this news not once, but twice. For anyone who's not familiar with his work, Hashimoto is the co-creator of the Kingdom Hearts series and has also helped...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kingdom Hearts
    • Final Fantasy
  • News All Secret SNES Data Has Just Been Removed From Nintendo Switch Online's NES App

    Suspicious...

    You may remember that, just last month, a total of 22 SNES games were spotted in the Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System app. Ever since, and especially with Nintendo's public commitment to "boost the appeal" of its Switch Online service, we've been practically convinced that SNES games will make it to the console in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • SNES
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • Feature What We Expect From The February Nintendo Direct

    It's only blimmin' happening!

    Well, it finally happened. Nintendo has us on such tenterhooks that the announcement of an announcement feels like an event in itself. Although here at NL Towers we avoid reporting on baseless rumours and idle forum speculation, now's the time to indulge our inner fanboys-and-girls. The press release tells us to...

    • Features
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Direct
  • News Game Boy Classic Zelda: Link's Awakening Is Getting Remastered For Switch

    And it's out this year

    During today's Nintendo Direct it was revealed that the 1993 Game Boy Zelda entry Link's Awakening is getting the remaster treatment, and it's coming to Switch later this year. Regarded by many as one of the best instalments in the entire Zelda series, Link's Awakening sees the famous Hero of Time marooned

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Zelda
  • Watch Nintendo Direct February 2019 Broadcast - Live!

    35 minutes of greatness awaits

    The much-delayed Nintendo Direct is finally here, and we'll be live-streaming it from this very page. Tune in, leave some comments in the chat and make sure you've got a hot beverage ready - it's going to be 35 minutes of pure gaming greatness! <liveblog id="nintendo-direct_2019-02-13_na" tags="#NintendoDirect"...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Final Fantasy IX Is Out On Switch Right Now, Final Fantasy VII Launches 26th March

    What are you waiting for?

    Final Fantasy fans certainly had plenty to be happy about during today's Nintendo Direct presentation, most notably thanks to the fact that Final Fantasy IX stealth-dropped onto Switch immediately after the show. Yep, it's out now. It only received the briefest of segments in the Direct, but we can confirm that it has...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Super Mario Maker 2 Confirmed For Switch, Launches This June

    Direct opens on a biggie

    Nintendo has revealed that Super Mario Maker 2 will be launching on Nintendo Switch this summer. June, to be exact (well, more precise). The news was announced during today's Nintendo Direct, with Mario's latest level creator opening the show. Although it's still in development, the game is set to feature brand new features...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Rumour Switch Seen Running Android In The Wild

    Hack happy

    The Switch is certainly a versatile little system with a host of engines having added support for the ‘homeheld’ since launch nearly two years ago. In addition to all the official tweak-ery, unofficial platforms have also been seen running on the console ‘in the wild’ – we’ve seen photos of Linux running in a rudimentary form,...

    • Mobile
    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Tetris 99 Is A Free Battle Royale Tetris Game Launching On Switch Today (Yes, Really)

    What is happening?

    One announcement from today's Nintendo Direct that we could never have predicted is Tetris 99 - a battle royale version of the classic game we all know and love. We don't know what's going on, either. The game pits you against 98 other players, with players slowly but surely getting wiped out until just one champion remains. An...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Tetris
    • Tetris99
  • Reminder Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby's Adventure Now On Switch, Plus Two New SP Edition NES Games

    More retro goodness

    Today sees the latest update arrive in Nintendo Switch Online's NES app, with four new games in total being added for your playing pleasure (or five if you're in Japan). The two main additions this month are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2, which Nintendo pre

    • Nintendo Switch
    • NES
    • Retro
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Super Mario
  • News Sony Gaming Boss Says The Industry Is "Better" Because Of Nintendo's Efforts

    "Never underestimate Nintendo"

    Yesterday, we heard how Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman Shawn Layden sat down with Game Informer and sent some praise in the direction of the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X and even tablets and smartphones - stating how there are great gaming experiences across all of these platforms and explaining how each of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • Sony
  • Rumour That Star Fox Racing Game Rumour Is Doing Another Lap

    Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

    Okay, now we're straying into familiar territory. With tonight's Nintendo Direct getting everyone's pulse racing, it seems the old rumour about a Star Fox racing game from Retro Studios is doing the rounds once more. According to a post from GameFAQs user Vergeben, the long-rumo

    • Rumour
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Star Fox
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Smash Ultimate Version 3.0.0 Coming This Spring, Joker Will Arrive By April

    New amiibo on the way this year!

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be receiving a Version 3.0.0 update this spring, and it looks like you'll want to keep an eye out for this one. As you can hear in the video up above, Nintendo teases us by saying we'll "just have to wait to find out" exactly what will come with the update, but the game's first DLC...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Rumour Fire Emblem Three Houses Delayed Until September, According To UK Retailer

    Delay news incoming?

    The upcoming Fire Emblem: Three Houses may have been delayed until September this year, if a recently updated retail listing is to be believed. The latest official word on the game's release date, shared during a financial report just a couple of weeks ago, said that the game was still on track for a 'Spring 2019' launch. That...

    • Rumour
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Respawn Would "Love" To Bring Apex Legends To Switch But Has Nothing To Reveal Right Now

    The new battle royale on the block

    One free-to-play battle royale game taking the world by storm right now is Apex Legends. It's published by EA and developed by the talented team at Respawn Entertainment - also known as the studio behind the Titanfall series. For most parts, it's made up of the standard battle royale formula, where you drop into a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • EA
    • Respawn Entertainment
  • News Activision Blizzard Lays Off Hundreds Despite "Record Year", A Far Cry From Nintendo's Caring Approach

    Something isn't right

    Activision Blizzard has revealed that it will be laying off hundreds of members of staff despite seeing the best financial results in the company's history last year. The news comes from the company's full-year earnings call, in which Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick, shared the news that the company had “once again...

    • Activision
    • Nintendo
    • Industry
  • News PlatinumGames Is Bringing Astral Chain To Switch This August

    Under the watchful eye of Hideki Kamiya

    PlatinumGames is working with Nintendo on a brand-new IP for Switch called Astral Chain, it was revealed today. One of the shock announcements of the February Nintendo Direct, Astral Chain is set in the near-future, with monsters and cool-looking police officers battling it out for the sake of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Astral Chain
  • News Oh Look, Assassin's Creed III Remastered Has Finally Been Confirmed For Switch

    After months of rumours

    As part of today's Nintendo Direct, it was finally confirmed that Assassin's Creed III Remastered is definitely coming to Switch. After multiple rumours and accidental slip-ups from retailers and

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Assassins Creed
  • News Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition Brings Exclusive Content To Switch

    Including a cool 16-bit mode

    We've known that Dragon Quest XI was on its way to Switch for some time, but today we finally got confirmation that it would be coming to the west this year. Hurrah! Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (try saying that twice as fast) will hit the console this Fall, and comes with a generous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Dragon Quest
  • Deals School's Out, Time For A New Nintendo 2DS XL Bargain Bundle

    New Nintendo 2DS XL + 3 Games for £129.99

    While the mighty Nintendo 3DS is almost ready to be put out to pasture, for families with young kids there has never been a better time to pick up one of these classic handhelds in order to make long car journeys pass without any drama. The New Nintendo 2DS XL is certainly the way to go with young 'uns –...

    • Deals
    • 2DS
    • 3DS
    • UK
  • News Yo-Kai Watch Popularity Declines Sharply Against Steady Ol' Pokémon

    Yokai ain't afraid of no ghost, but indifference gives them the willies

    It seems the Yo-Kai Watch bubble is bursting fast in the Land of the Rising Sun. In fact, it burst a while ago, but the game and its accompanying media and merch were so incredibly popular in Japan that residual interest keeps the whole shebang running on fumes. While the craze...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan
    • Yokai Watch
  • News Pokémon: Let’s Go Demo Now Available From The Switch eShop

    Try before you buy

    A free demo for the recent Switch release Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! is now available to download from the eShop. If you haven't had the chance to experience these new entries yet, now is the chance to see what they're all about. The demo itself will introduce you to the game's unique gyro mechanics and...

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    • Switch eShop
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    • Demo
  • News Daemon X Machina Demo Is Now Live On Switch eShop

    Developers want your feedback

    Yet another announcement made during today's Nintendo Direct was news of a demo for DAEMON X MACHINA, the futuristic mech action game heading to Switch. The demo (called 'Prototype Missions') is live on the eShop as we speak, and allows players to battle through four different missions while testing out the game’s...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Demo
  • News All Three Trine Games Are Coming To Switch On Just One Cartridge

    All games available digitally, too

    Frozenbyte has revealed that its super tasty 'Trine Series 1 - 3' bundle, which unsurprisingly contains all three previously-released Trine games, will be getting a physical release. The best news is that all three will be available on one cartridge - so no pesky downloads required! Combining puzzle, platforming,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Review Iron Crypticle - A Smashing Tribute To The Twin-Stick Shooters Of Yore

    A real thriller

    Last year, Tikipod graced Switch users with the seminal Aqua Kitty UDX, a silly and extremely enjoyable take on the classic arcade game Defender which had that perfect blend of old-school design principles and modern game standards. Now, the developer has chosen to do a modern take on another arcade shooter classic, Smash TV, and the...

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    • Iron Crypticle
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Marches Onto Switch This July

    A little later than planned

    Nintendo has revealed that Fire Emblem: Three Houses will hit the Switch on July 26th, after admitting that the game needs a little more time in the oven. It had originally been slated for a spring release. The latest in a long line of tactical RPGs, Three Houses takes place in a kingdom divided into three states, and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Gets Two-Player Co-op And Paid DLC

    Two big heads are better than one

    In a free update available as you read these very words, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is getting two-player co-op support for all courses. Not only that, but there's also a set of paid DLC - Captain Toad's Special Episode - coming in a month's time (14th March, to be precise). This will include 18 new challenges,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • DLC
    • Captain Toad
  • News Wargroove Dev Says Sony Refused Cross-Platform Play Despite Chairman's Comments

    "We were told no"

    Just yesterday, we shared a snippet of a Game Informer interview with Sony Interactive Entertainment Chairman, Shawn Layden, pointing out his praise for other platforms (including Switch) and comments on Sony's future. That very same interview also touched on the topic of cross-platform play, with Layden suggesting that Sony is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sony
  • News The Award-Winning Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Is Switch-Bound This Spring

    The best kind of madness

    Ninja Theory may be owned by Microsoft these days, but the platform holder's somewhat agnostic approach to publishing means that Switch owners will get to sample the award-winning Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, the last game that Ninja Theory created before it was snapped up by Xbox Game Studios. Inspired by Norse mythology,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Hellblade
  • News Free Update For Top-Down Action RPG Moonlighter Arrives In Time For Valentine's

    Enjoy new enemies, upgrades and story now with a loved one

    Digital Sun has released a free downloadable update for its beautiful dungeon crawler, Moonlighter. It includes a grand total of nine new companions to aid your adventures and a host of new minibosses, so as not to make its rogue-lite action too easy. There are a load of minor additions to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Asymmetric Horror Game Dead By Daylight Places You In Your Very Own Slasher Movie

    Hunt or be hunted? The choice is yours

    Behaviour Interactive's Asymmetric survival horror game Dead By Daylight is headed to Switch, it was announced today. Originally released on PC in 2016 and on PS4 and Xbox One a year later, the game allows you to either play as the hunter or the hunted. You can opt to assume the role of one of four hapless...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Japanese Charts New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Triple Jumps Back To Top Spot

    Switch still best-selling console

    Japanese chart figures are now in for 4th - 10th February, revealing that New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has reclaimed the top spot. Mario and friends managed to shift another 38,482 units at retail this week, outselling last week's number one Kingdom Hearts III which came in just behind with 35,450 sales. There...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Disney's Tsum Tsum Arrive In Festival Form On Nintendo Switch Later This Year

    Adorable

    Disney fans will be pleased to hear the insanely popular Tsum Tsum franchise is rolling onto the Switch later this year. Disney Tsum Tsum Festival focuses on party fun for four players locally or online and also includes puzzling action, similar to the LINE supported Disney Tsum Tsum free-to-play mobile game. Below are the official...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Cracks 10 Million Sales Mark

    Crash is back

    While we remain hopeful the Spyro Reignited Trilogy will eventually make the transition across to the Nintendo Switch, Activision has shared some positive news about the sales of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. The multi-platform release has been cited as a fourth-quarter driver in its most recent financial repo

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Activision
    • Crash Bandicoot
  • News New Star Fox Missions Are Being Added To Starlink: Battle For Atlas This April

    Play as Peppy, Falco and Slippy

    For a number of days now there has been a rumour about a game called Star Fox Grand Prix, which was apparently going to be revealed at some point during the latest Nintendo Direct. In the end, no such announcement was made. The announcement we did receive, though, was the reveal new Star Fox missions would be added...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
    • Star Fox
  • News PlatinumGames Still Wants To Get The Wonderful 101 On Switch

    We'd be up for that

    It's no secret that PlatinumGames has an interest in porting The Wonderful 101 to Switch; back in July 2017, the company posted an apparent tease of a Switch port to social media, before publicly asking fans to get on board with the idea the following April. Thankfully, for fans of the game, it doesn't look like this interest is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • PlatinumGames
    • The Wonderful 101
  • News A Demo For Yoshi's Crafted World Is Now Live On The Switch eShop

    Full game launches this March

    If you've been eager to try out Yoshi's Crafted World and don't think you can hold out much longer, Nintendo has now released a demo for the beautifully crafted title on the Switch eShop. Apart from this exciting news, more footage of the game was also shared during the latest Direct presentation. It confirmed players...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Yoshi
  • News Revisit The Legend Of Zelda In The Next Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board Event

    Begins later this week

    Another week, another Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Board event. This time around it's all about The Legend of Zelda series. The 'Power, Wisdom and Courage' event starts on Friday and will run for approximately three days. If you're wanting to build up your Zelda-themed spirit collection, there'll be plenty of different...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News WaterField's Latest Switch Storage Solution Brings You The 'Switch Taco'

    Carry in style

    We're big fans of WaterField's cases and carry-bags, as you'll know if you've been following the site closely for the past few years. This San Francisco-based company does a great line in high-quality storage solutions and has recently gone all-in with gaming-focused bags, some of which we've covered in the past. The company's latest...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • WaterField
    • Accessories
  • News GRID Autosport Swerves Onto Switch This Summer

    Encouraging skid marks

    If there's one genre that Switch is lacking in, it's arguably the realistic racer. We knew that GRID Autosport, the ninth game in Codemasters' TOCA series, was making a comeback on Switch and now it's attached to a 'Summer 2019' release window. Originally launched in 2014 on Xbox 360 and PS3, the new Switch version will...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nindie Round Up Pumped BMX Pro, Bleep Bloop, Bad Dream: Coma, Airheart And Big Crown: Showdown

    All aboard for this week’s indie reviews

    This week we have some great entries, with the stand out of Big Crown: Showdown, boasting some really great party game fun. Also featured are twin stick shooter, Airheart – Tales of Broken Wings, simple puzzler, Bleep Bloop, point-and-click horror goodness in Bad Dream; Coma and a disappointing arcade...

    • Nindie Round Up
    • Switch eShop
    • Features
  • News R.B.I. Baseball 19 Steps Up To The Plate On Switch Next Month

    Having another swing

    MLB Advance Media has confirmed that R.B.I. Baseball 19 will soon be having another swing for that glorious home run on Switch, launching on the console early next month. The latest in a franchise which has arrived on Switch in both 2018 and 2017, the 2019 edition is said to continue to deliver "fast arcade baseball fun". We...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Check Out The Cosmic Protector Captain Marvel In The Latest Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Clip

    Marvellous

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was originally revealed at the Game Awards at the end of last year. It's expected to be the biggest and best entry yet in the franchise, bringing together a cast of Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the Marvel Universe. If you missed it, the title will be developed by Koei Tecmo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Marvel
    • Nintendo
  • News Colt Canyon, A Twin Stick Shootin' Western, Is Coming To Switch in Q3 2019

    Rogue dead redemption

    For those of you eyeballing the Old West action on other consoles with jealousy, there's a 2D stranger just waltzed into town. Colt Canyon is a retro-flavoured roguelike where you take control of various gunmen and bring justice to the West, pixel-by-pixel. Headup Games has released details describing a handcrafted world with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! Is Coming To Switch On 26th April

    It's hip to be square

    Qbby's back and coming to Switch, and he's bringing a lady friend with him. BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! will arrive on Switch on April 26th. It will include two-player support and you'll need that support to get through 270 head-scratching levels. The trailer mentions that this one is tightly packed with brand new puzzles and even...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Rocket League's Cross-Platform Friends List Arrives Next Week, Here Are All The Details

    Friends to the end

    Rocket League's promised Friends List feature, which provides an easier way for players across multiple platforms to play together, has been given a solid release date. That special day is 19th February. Developer Psyonix has put together the handy video up above to guide you through what you can expect to see; it's a feature...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates

Tuesday12th Feb 2019

  • News Nintendo Allegedly Cancelled Localisation Of Mother 3 Due To Its Controversial Aspects

    Project halted

    The Mother series, better known as EarthBound outside of Japan, was beginning to grow in popularity back during the Wii U generation when the 1994 Super Nintendo entry was for the first time ever, released in Europe and certain other territories in 2013 on the Virtual Console. Nintendo followed this up in 2015 with the Virtual Console...

    • Nintendo
    • EarthBound
    • Mother 3
  • News Nintendo Direct To Air Tomorrow, Wednesday 13th February

    It's actually happening

    Nintendo has revealed that a brand new Nintendo Direct will air tomorrow, and the internet can finally calm down for a few days. The show will be approximately 35 minutes long and will focus on upcoming Nintendo Switch games, including Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Fire Emblem is currently slated for a spring 2019 release, so...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Nintendo
  • Feature Please Understand: Unpacking Nintendo's Vision For Metroid Prime 4

    Is Metroid finally on the right track after the Federation Farce?

    Nintendo’s announcement that Metroid Prime 4 was effectively being taken back to the drawing board wasn’t exactly the January surprise fans were hoping for; the sizeable delay to this much-anticipated sequel was an understandable downer for fans. Despite disappointment, the video...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Features
    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime
  • News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe World Record Attempt Fittingly Destroyed By Blue Shell

    Can you imagine?

    Ah, the Blue Shell. As is to be expected, Mario Kart's very own rage-inducing spiky ball of doom, destruction, and relationship breakdowns has claimed yet another victim and, this time, it's even ruined a world record speedrun attempt. Speedrunner Skilloz_ was aiming for a 200cc Star Cup world record in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Mario Kart
    • Speedrun
  • News Pokémon GO Is Finally Giving Players A Quick And Easy Way To Get Sinnoh Stones

    And it's happening this weekend

    If you're a keen Pokémon GO player, you'll no doubt be aware that Sinnoh Stones have become one of the more frustrating new additions to the game. They allow you to evolve some great Pokémon into amazing fighting machines, but getting your hands on one feels trickier than it needs to be. Luckily, that's about to...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
  • News Summer In Mara Will Bring Zelda: Wind Waker Vibes To Switch This September

    Kickstarter smashed in under 48 hours

    Summer In Mara, a tropical adventure game inspired by the likes of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Stardew Valley, has managed to smash its Kickstarter goal in less than 48 hours to secure a release on Switch. The game has you taking care of your very own island, customising it however you like and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Kickstarter
  • News Multiple Nintendo Treehouse Q&A Sessions Scheduled For Pokémon Day

    Is a surprise on the way?

    27th February marks the day when Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green were first launched in Japan in 1996. Each year, Nintendo celebrates this special day with Pokémon Day. This year, the Nintendo New York store will once again be hosting activities throughout the week. Starting on 27th February, there’ll be events such as...

    • Pokemon
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Treehouse
  • News Sonic Mania Devs Form New Development Studio, Evening Star

    And they're hiring!

    Several members of the development team behind Sonic Mania have banded together to form their very own game development studio, Evening Star. The studio has its headquarters based in Los Angeles, with others working across Melbourne and London. It describes itself as a "boutique" studio, with each team member pursuing "a goal to...

    • Development
    • Evening Star
    • Sonic
  • News Sony Gaming Boss On The "Great Experiences" Available On Switch And A More Open Future

    "We’re all part of the same gaming community"

    We're used to hearing positive remarks about Switch from Xbox's executive vice-president of Gaming, Phil Spencer, but Sony are usually a little more tight-lipped when it comes to praising the competition. In a recent chat with gameinformer, SIE Chairman Shawn Layden was uncharacteristically generous...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Industry
    • Sony
  • Video Watch This Father Recreate Over 200 Taunts From Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Family man

    YouTuber and Nintendo fan Nick Luciano has returned with a new video to celebrate the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you haven't seen his past work, he's known for convincing his relatives to re-enact video game animations, emotes, taunts and dances and then turning them into lengthy videos. This time he's got his 67-year-old...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • Review OlliOlli: Switch Stance - A Grind In The Best Possible Sense

    Fail faster

    Remember OlliOlli? Its addictive 2D take on the trick-combo formula that fuelled the Tony Hawk franchise for a good fifteen years launched on PS Vita back in 2014 and then got ported to pretty much everything else, including Wii U and 3DS. For a game so suited to portable play sessions, it’s taken a remarkably long time to come to your...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • OlliOlli
  • News Limited Run Reveals The Collector's Edition For ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove

    Pre-orders open later this week

    After multiple delays dating back to 2017, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is finally arriving on the Switch in both digital and physical form this March. If you haven't heard, Limited Run Games will be handling the release of the physical version. Standard editions will be available over a 45-day pre-order...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Spotify Users Can Now Enjoy A New Batch Of Capcom Tracks Following Huge Music Dump

    Hmm, reading that back, it doesn't sound quite so appealing

    Fans of chiptune and video game music in general have a whole bunch of freshly released tracks to enjoy thanks to Capcom dropping a boatload of albums on Spotify. They range from the classic NES Mega Man through PS1-era Resident Evil, Monster Hunter, Phoenix Wright, Devil May Cry,

    • Capcom
    • Music
    • Retro
  • News To All Mankind, A New Adventure Game From NIS, Is Coming To Switch

    It's a Tokyo jungle out there

    According to this week's Famitsu, Nippon Ichi Software is teaming up with Acquire to bring To All Mankind (or Jinrui no Minasama e to give its Japanese title) to Switch and PS4. It's in development and there's no word yet on a release date. Set in Tokyo, details are a little sketchy, but the game appears to take place...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Japan
  • News Live Out Your Pokémon Snap Sequel Fantasies With GO Snapshot

    "You were close"

    If there's one thing we've been clamouring for over the last few years ("we" meaning "at least one of us"), it's a direct sequel to Pokémon Snap. The 3DS seemed like a perfect opportunity with its camera functionality, but nothing, and the Wii U's GamePad seemed even more suited as you'd be able to line it up with the TV, but nope...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Pokemon Snap
  • Random Tell Us Who You Love In This Official Pokémon Poll For Valentine's Day

    Winners will be revealed on 14th March

    Last week, the official Play Nintendo website ran a poll to find out who fans would love to give a Valentine to on Valentine's Day. The poll featured many famous Nintendo characters such as Mario, Link and Isabelle, but in the end, Waluigi won in a landslide victory. Apparently, this wasn't a one-off, as The...

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    • Pokemon
    • Japan
  • Review The King's Bird - A Crafty Quest For True Challenge-Seekers

    Taking flight

    Some video games gently pull you through a narrative experience, offering the player everything they need along the way without any barriers or fuss. Movement is unrestricted, the environment is an ally, and there are no pressures of failure or time in sight. And then there is The King's Bird. Developer Serenity Forge has thrown their...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • The King's Bird
  • News Minesweeper Genius Brings The Classic Computer Game To Switch, But With A Twist

    And it's out today

    Minesweeper Genius is making its explosive debut on consoles today, blasting down the Switch eShop with the classic gameplay you'd expect from any Minesweeper-inspired release. A modern take on the classic game of logic, Minesweeper Genius has players sweeping their way through more than 130 levels, 55 of which are...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Secures Switch Release Date

    The darling buds of May

    JRPG Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is seeing the light of day on Tuesday 21st May according to Koei Tecmo. A sequel to the PS3 Arland trilogy - available individually or in a Deluxe Pack on Switch - sees you controlling a young woman named Elmerulia Lulua Fryxel, an apprentice alchemist. The official announcement offers...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Thea: The Awakening Sold "Noticeably Better" On Switch During Its First Week

    Another Nindie success story

    We've heard numerous indie developers talk about the surprising sales they've managed to rack up on Switch in the past, with many finding that their games can reach sales milestones significantly quicker on Nintendo's machine than on other platforms. While that's not always the case, today brings yet another Switch...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • News Arcade Survival Racer BlazeRush Is Smashing Its Way To Switch Next Week

    No health, no brakes

    Targem Games has revealed that it will be bringing its arcade racer BlazeRush to Nintendo Switch, the first of its games to arrive on the console. The game is described as a "dynamic arcade racing survival game" with no health, no levelling up and, terrifyingly, no brakes. There's quite an emphasis on local and online...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Rad Rodgers Radical Edition Gets Switch Release Date And Gameplay Trailer

    Totally tubular

    Rad Rodgers Radical Edition will be locking and loading on Nintendo Switch very soon indeed, with a brand new trailer (up above) confirming that the game will be available from 26th February. As had already been revealed towards the end of last year, the Switch version will boast all-new content in the form of local co-op support, a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News Bricktown's 2019 Streetwear Collection Features Iconic Nintendo Power-Ups

    You, too, can look this dreary in a Fire Flower tee

    Hip streetwear brand Bricktown has announced a partnership with Nintendo for an upcoming retro gaming-inspired collection. The crossover will see a variety of Super Mario World sprites adorning t-shirts, sweaters and caps of various hues. The moody polaroids are a bit much, but the merch itself...

    • Super Mario
    • Merchandise
    • Nintendo
    • Retro

Monday11th Feb 2019

  • News Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Is One Of The Worst-Selling Mario Games To Date

    No 3DS love?

    Recent 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey has had a pretty rough launch period, with early sales showing that it is currently sitting amongst the worst-selling Mario titles ever released. In its home region of Japan, Mario & Luigi: BIS + BJJ (how do you shorten the name of this thing?!) has...

    • 3DS
    • Super Mario
    • Sales
    • Japan
  • Talking Point Is A Nintendo Direct Really On The Way?

    No smoke without fire, right?

    We know you love Nintendo Direct news – who doesn't? These little presentations have long been Nintendo's way of updating us on forthcoming games or revealing entirely new ones, so it's little wonder that everyone gets excited by rumours of new broadcasts, and when they might air. Practically since 2019 began, we've...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo Direct
    • Video
    • Features
    • Talking Point
  • News Team Cherry Teases Hollow Knight Hornet DLC Reveal Coming Later This Week

    "Ready your needle"

    Mark your calendars, Hollow Knight fans, because it looks like a first, juicy reveal of the upcoming Hornet DLC is just around the corner. Yes, if you're a fan of Hollow Knight's dark, sinister, and yet oddly adorable Metroidvania ways, you may already be aware that a Hornet DLC package has been promised for some time. Serving...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DLC
  • News Square Enix Trademarks Final Fantasy Adventure And Secret Of Mana In The US

    Reviving the classics

    In January, the Square Enix terms "HD-2D" and "HD2D" were trademarked in Europe. These terms were used by the Japanese developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in last year's Switch exclusive, Octopath Traveler. Square Enix recently followed this up by filing a couple of Mana trademarks in Europe...

    • Square Enix
    • North America
    • Final Fantasy
  • News Looks Like Assassin's Creed III Remastered Is Coming To Switch After All, According To Ubisoft's Website

    Update: Annnnnd it's gone

    Update: The Switch listing for Assassin's Creed III Remastered has now been removed from the Ubisoft website. Yet another mistake? Or just revealed too soon? Original story below. Original Article: Joining Spyro Reignited Trilogy on the list of worst-kept secrets on Switch, the recently revealed Assassin's Creed III...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Assassins Creed
    • Ubisoft
  • News Here's A Look At Every Possible Joy-Con Combination In One Handy Chart

    Such colour, much wow

    Since launching back in March 2017, the Switch has amassed a pretty impressive collection of different Joy-Con options. Don't get us wrong, we feel like there could be lots more - just think about how many franchise-specific 3DS consoles were released - but by mixing up each side you can create a whole lot of combinations. In...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Hardware
    • Accessories
    • JoyCon
  • News New Smash Bros. Ultimate Glitch Makes Assist Trophies Bounce Around And Escape Their Casing

    Creepy

    We're pretty used to seeing glitches in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point - an inevitability really, considering the huge number of possible inputs and actions players can cause within the game - and this one joins the glitch roster in style. Seemingly discovered by Twitter user, Nudolf, this glitch causes an odd little scenario with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
  • News GameStop Lists Spyro Reignited Trilogy For August Release On Switch, Then Takes Page Down

    Here we go again

    Another retail listing has appeared for Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Nintendo Switch, giving us even more reason to believe the game is surely on the way to Nintendo's hybrid machine. As spotted by Twitter user @AngrySpace, this listing appeared on GameStop's German website, indicating that a Switch version of the game is scheduled...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Spyro
    • GameStop
  • News Activision Is Offering Full Refunds To Guitar Hero Live Buyers In The US

    After removing huge portion of the game

    Activision has opened a refund program for US customers who purchased Guitar Hero Live on or after 1st December 2017 following the closure of the game's GHTV service. Originally launching back in 2015, Guitar Hero Live featured two main games modes: an offline mode which had you playing in front of a crowd of...

    • Wii U
    • Guitar Hero Live
    • Activision
  • News These Are The Differences Between Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn And The Original Wii Game

    Better, in almost every way

    If you happen to own Kirby's Epic Yarn on the Wii and want to know why the upcoming 3DS release Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn is worth purchasing, the recently launched Japanese website for the game has uploaded a helpful chart. Below is a translation, courtesy of NintendoSoup:

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    • Kirby
    • Nintendo
  • Review The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince - An Alluring Fairytale With A Sad Ending

    Cool story bro

    Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Once upon a time there was a game called The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. When you looked at a screenshot of this game, or perhaps a brief video of it in action, it seemed the fairest Switch game in all the land. Alas, that beauty hid a mortal ailment, for The Liar Princess and the...

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    • Switch eShop
    • The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince
  • News Here's What Peter Molyneux's Next Game, Legacy, Looks Like

    And he wants to bring it to Switch

    A few days ago, we published an interview with Peter Molyneux regarding his next game, Legacy, and his desire to bring it to Switch, a console he loves to bits. Now, we're able to bring you the fir

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Peter Molyneux
  • News More Than 1,800 Games Have Now Been Released On The Nintendo Switch

    Something for everyone

    The Nintendo Switch isn't even two years old and already it's got a library of more than 1,800 games. According to Perfectly-Nintendo's list covering every region, the Switch now has a total of 1,868 titles. Nintendo Soup points out how 100 games have been added to this list in about one month. Here are the regional...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Dead Cells Developer Talks Future DLC, 60fps Target And More For Switch

    Updates on the way

    Nintendo has shared a brand new video interview with Motion Twin, the developer behind one of Switch's most recent success stories, Dead Cells. When it launched last summer, Dead Cells received an awful lot of praise from critics (including ourselves) and was soon devoured by gaming fans around the world as they heard about its...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Dead Cells
    • Updates
    • DLC
    • Video
  • Random Taiwanese Police Seize 6,850 Fake amiibo Cards From One Man

    Taipei-based seller reportedly got them online from China

    We all know that crime doesn't pay - however, reports that a Taiwanese man has been arrested after selling fake amiibo cards suggest that the old maxim is a big fib. This unscrupulous individual had a variety of decidedly dodgy amiibo cards with full NFC functionality on sale for the tidy sum...

    • Random
    • amiibo
    • Merchandise
  • Review Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 - A Better Second Lap, But Still Not Quite There Yet

    Moving up through the pack

    Such is Nintendo Switch’s popularity as a platform, that within two years of its launch we have no less than three motocross and supercross-related games. For such a niche corner of the racing simulation genre, the world of two-wheeled mud shenanigans has been scoring holeshots and podium finishes on handhelds for quite...

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    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Energy Supercross
  • Gallery Check Out This Rare Super Mario Artwork From The 1980s

    A blast from the past

    The Nintendo preservation experts at Forest of Illusion have shared some interesting Super Mario artwork, apparently dating back to the 1980s. The artwork was featured in an issue of Televi-Kun, which was a Japanese magazine for children. According to the source, the artwork was never featured in any other released media...

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    • Retro
    • NES
    • Nintendo
    • Mario
  • News Roguelike RPG Alchemic Dungeons DX Gets Revamped Release On Switch This Week

    Some dungeon exploration this Valentine's?

    Flyhigh Works has revealed that Alchemic Dungeons DX will be its next game headed to Nintendo Switch, and it's set to launch on the system later this week. Originally launching on 3DS as just Alchemic Dungeons, this updated Switch version has been revamped with new content and updated aesthetics. The new...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • Video Image & Form Shares More Details And Gameplay Footage For SteamWorld Quest

    A SteamWorld RPG

    Back in January as part of the Nintendo Indie Highlights presentation, Image & Form revealed its latest project coming to Nintendo Switch:

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
    • Video
  • UK Charts A Very Familiar UK Top Ten Sees Three Nintendo Titles Standing Strong

    Red Dead takes back number one

    UK chart data is now in for the week ending 9th February, and it's a very familiar line up of titles taking those prestigious positions. Red Dead Redemption 2 has lassoed its way back to number one this time around after being pinned down by the likes of Resident Evil 2 and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe in recent...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News Imagineer Issues Apology For Fitness Boxing Shortage In Japan

    Recommends downloading from the eShop for an immediate workout

    Remember the time when Square Enix had to apologise to fans who missed out on a physical copy of Octopath Traveler? Well, Imagineer has now had to issue a similar apology via Twitter, after stores around Japan ran out of copies of

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Japan

Sunday10th Feb 2019

  • Feature Just One More, Honest: The Unlikely Endurance Of amiibo

    Despite untapped potential, amiibo survives the death of toys-to-life

    With Disney Infinity, Skylanders and Lego Dimensions falling by the wayside in recent years, toys-to-life seems to have reached its natural conclusion. Much like the plastic instrument peripherals of a decade ago, consumers have had enough after filling their homes with plastic...

    • Features
    • amiibo
  • News Takahashi And Miyamoto Talk About Nintendo's Ability To Respond To A Variety Of Consumer Preferences

    “We are constantly aware”

    During the latest financial briefing Q&A summary, Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi and the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto were asked about how consumer preferences factored into the success of games based on existing IP and titles offering new types of play experiences that weren't necessarily as...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shigeru Miyamoto
    • Shinya Takahashi
  • News Nintendo President Discusses Collaboration With LINE Corporation And Future Of The Partnership

    Is something in the pipeLINE?

    At the beginning of February, Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World for iOS and Android devices was targeting an "early summer" global release this year. The free-to-download title is being co-developed by LINE Corporation and NHN Entertainment and will include optional in-app purchases. During Nintendo's recent financial...

    • Nintendo
    • Mario
    • Nintendo Mobile
    • Smartphones
    • Mobile
  • Video Sakurai Declined Offer To Work On Oculus VR Games Because Of The Small Audience

    Not enough users for his liking

    When you read or hear the name Masahiro Sakurai, you're likely to think of the Super Smash Bros. series or the famous pink puffball, Kirby. Either way, this legendary video game director and designer has commonly been associated with multiple Nintendo projects over the duration of his career. There was one point,...

    • Video
    • Masahiro Sakurai
    • VR
    • Oculus
  • News Team Waffles Wins Splatoon 2's Breakfast Battle Splatfest

    The sweet taste of victory

    If you're still participating in the Splatoon 2 Splatfests on a regular basis, you'll no doubt have heard this weekend's battle in Europe and North America was all about pancakes and waffles. Now that this delicious breakfast battle has come to an end, Pearl and Marina have revealed waffles are the best - with a 3-0...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Splatoon 2
    • Europe
    • North America
  • News Hollow Knight ESRB Classification Suggests A Physical Release Is Finally Happening

    Good news, everyone!

    If there's one indie game that is more deserving of a physical release than any other, it's probably Hollow Knight. Following the game's successful digital debut on the Switch and multiple other platforms, the talented people at Team Cherry released a number of free content packs for the title. The cherry on top was the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

Saturday9th Feb 2019

  • Random Waluigi Wins Nintendo's Official Valentine's Day Poll

    Waluigi time!

    It's no secret there's a portion of Nintendo fans who absolutely adore Waluigi. We've seen petitions for the purple Mario character to be included as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aimé has even gone on record saying how the series' creator Masahiro Sakurai is well-aware...

    • Random
    • Nintendo
    • Waluigi
  • News Takahashi, Miyamoto And Shiota Discuss Proportion Of Female Employees In Nintendo’s Development Departments

    "It is a very good place to work"

    The proportion of female employees in hardware and software development departments at Nintendo was one of the many topics raised during the company’s recent Q&A session, which has now been translated. According to Nintendo Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer Shinya Takahashi, the company has...

    • Nintendo
    • Business
  • News Nintendo Is Already Taking The Necessary Steps To Combat Video Game Addiction

    Limiting playtime

    Video game addiction in recent times has become a major concern for health authorities worldwide. The World Health Organization announced its own plans in June 2018 to recognise gaming as a mental health condition. Individuals suffering from it give increased priority to playing video games over other daily activities and routines,...

    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
  • News Nintendo Will Continue To Sell The 3DS, As Long As There Is Consumer Demand For It

    The interest is still there

    Since the arrival of the Switch, 3DS sales have begun to slow. While this beloved handheld system - first released in 2011 - is easily one of the best Nintendo has created, it has come to a point in its life where support is finally slowing down. A quick look at the scheduled 3DS releases for 2019 reveals slim pickings,...

    • 3DS
    • Nintendo
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
  • News Tangledeep Dev Reveals Launch Week Sales On Switch Surpassed Six Months Of Steam Early Access Sales

    Another indie success story

    Earlier this week, we found out the turn-based tactical game Wargroove had covered its development costs in its launch weekend and now the roguelike RPG indie title Tangledeep by Impact Gameworks has had a similar level of success. The developer revealed

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Behind The Scenes On Sensible Software's Unreleased SNES Bomberman Beater

    Da bomb

    Sensible Software is a studio embedded in gaming history for many reasons outside of the admittedly immortal Sensible Soccer. Along with the Canon Fodder games – the destructive sibling of Sensible's popular football sim – the company's commitment to the 16-bit Amiga proved that, sometimes, you can achieve impossibly addictive gaming...

    • Features
    • Retro
    • SNES
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 9th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    We've reached the weekend once again and, as is tradition, the Nintendo Life team has banded together to talk over all the lovely games we'll be playing over the next couple of days. We've got farming, fighting, fishing, and fun bursting out of our Joy-Con this week, so feel free to read our entries and join...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features