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  • News Team Reptile Shows Off The Fluid Movement In Bomb Rush Cyberfunk

    The spiritual Jet Set sequel you need

    Sega has seemingly abandoned the Jet Set Radio series, but its spirit lives on in the upcoming release Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. As you might recall, it's being handled by Team Reptile - the developer behind titles such as Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze, and features music from Jet Set Radio composer, Hideki...

    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Bringing SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match Of The Millennium To Switch After Two Decades

    "We hope that re-releasing this SvC title will serve as an opportunity for more"

    For anyone old enough to remember the initial 1999 release of SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, its recent surprise arrival on Switch was a real event. This crossover fighter is part of a celebrated series that pits the finest combatants from the stables of...

    • Features
    • Interviews
    • Switch eShop
    • SNK
    • Retro
  • Random Reggie Says He's Got An English Version Of Mother 3, But Still Hasn't Played It

    A playful joke, or something more?

    Westerners have been crying out for Nintendo to localise the 2006 Game Boy Advance title Mother 3 for many years. While there's still no sign of an official translation happening, former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé recently spoke about a "Mother 3 English version" on Twitter and how he might...

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    • Mother
    • EarthBound
  • Book Review Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO

    A wonderful insight into Iwata-san, and Nintendo itself

    It's been said often that Satoru Iwata wasn't just a CEO of a hugely successful company, he was far more. That sentiment is frequently connected to his various iconic public appearances, but more depth could be found in translations of his excellent Iwata Asks interviews and, for Japanese...

    • Book Review
    • Satoru Iwata
    • Nintendo
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 16th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another long week has come and gone; one that saw Nintendo announce a new indigo Switch Lite, rumours and a staunch denial that someone was looking to snap up Square Enix, and a rather good Nintendo Indie World Showcase that saw some releases drop on Switch eShop. Lo

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Random This Might Just Be The Longest Title We've Ever Seen For A Nintendo Switch Game

    Like, seriously

    Japanese game company Experience has revealed the box art for an upcoming Nintendo Switch title and according to Gematsu, it's made the name of it even longer. The original title was the following: "Monster wo Taoshite Tsuyoi Ken ya Yoroi wo Te ni Shinasai. Yuusha Tai ga Maou wo Taosu Sono Hi wo Shinjiteimasu" And now, based on...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Limited Run Reveals Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 Physical Release, 10 Classics On One Switch Cartridge

    Pre-orders open next week

    Back in March, SNK surprised fans with the digital release of the Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol.1 for Switch. It contains the following 10 games - SNK Gals' Fighters, Samurai Shodown! 2, King of Fighters R-

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Limited Run Games
    • SNK
  • News Super Rare Games Announces Five New Physical Releases For Nintendo Switch

    Clear some space on your shelf

    Super Rare Games has announced not one, two, three, or even four physical games for Nintendo Switch, but five - yes, five brand new hard copy releases for the hybrid platform. In order, there's one from 505 Games, one from Daedalic Entertainment, another from Chucklefish, a fourth from Vertex Pop and last but not...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Super Rare Games

YesterdayFri, 16th Apr 2021

  • Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Nature Day Event - Date, Start Time, Leif's Garden Shop, Bushes, Shrubs And Unique Item Complete List

    Old Leif

    The Nature Day event arrives every year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the last week of April. Leif the Sloth and his Garden Shop made their New Horizons debut when this event first launched in April 2020 on the island's main plaza. Coinciding with the real-world Earth Day, Nature Day is a celebration of all things natural, leafy and...

    • Guides
    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Earth Day
    • Nature Day
  • News Square Enix Says It's Not For Sale, Shoots Down Acquisition Rumours

    Update: Square Enix responds

    Update: Square Enix has now responded to Bloomberg Japan's report, shutting down claims that it could be on the brink of being bought out. In a new statement released to press, Square Enix explains that it isn't considering selling off the company, and hasn't received any offers. You can read the full statement below...

    • Square Enix
    • Industry
    • Business
  • Soapbox 'I'll Play It On Game Pass' Is Becoming Common, But Does That Affect Switch eShop?

    The stats say perhaps not

    Though the Nintendo Switch is my most-played system, I have a confession, dear readers. I also play a fair bit on the Xbox Series X, which I somehow pre-ordered in the distant time of 2020, and it actually arrived. Sure enough the devil is banging on the door demanding payment of my soul, but I'll just keep playing games...

    • Features
    • Soapbox
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Game Pass
  • News The Local Switch Release Of Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Has Been Delayed

    Will now arrive in May

    Update #2 [Fri 16th Apr, 2021 01:00 BST]: If you've been wondering what's going on with the release of Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash, apparently its launch has been delayed in North America and Europe. While the development team didn't reveal exactly why this has happened, it's now been confirmed by th

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • North America
    • Europe
  • Rumour Netflix Will End Castlevania After Season Four, But Has Plans For A Spin-Off With A New Cast

    Series goes live on May 13th

    Update: Deadline is reporting that the fourth season of Castlevania, comprised of 10 episodes and starting on May 13th, will be the last. However, it has also heard that Netflix has plans to create a new series set in the same universe with an "entirely new cast of characters". Deadline also understands that writer and...

    • Castlevania
    • Netflix
    • Rumour
  • News New Pokémon Snap's Latest Trailer Shows Off Six Minutes Of Gameplay Footage

    Update: Now available in English!

    Update (Fri 16th Apr, 2021 11:30 BST): This trailer has now been uploaded in English, so we've swapped out the Japanese version. Enjoy! Original Article (Fri 9th Apr, 2021 11:45 BST): April is now well and truly underway, which means one very important thing: yes, we're finally in the launch month of New Pokémon...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News F-Zero Isn't Dead - It's Just Sleeping, Says Nintendo Legend Takaya Imamura

    "Without a grand new idea, it’s hard to bring it back"

    If you ask any Nintendo fan what series they'd like to see resurrected today, there's a fair chance that F-Zero will be mentioned at some point. The futuristic racing series made its debut on the SNES at the start of the '90s, and although it has seen several sequels since then, it's been...

    • Takaya Imamura
    • F-Zero
  • News Sonic The Hedgehog's Physical Card Game Locks In A September Release

    Here's your first look

    It's Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary this year and to celebrate, Sega's longtime mascot is getting his own card game. We first found out about it last month, and now, in an update - it's been revealed it will make its debut this September for $19.95 USD / €17.95 EUR. It's designed for ages six and up, and will allow...

    • Sonic
    • Sonic The Hedgehog
    • Merchandise
  • Gallery Hallmark Is Releasing Some Fun Video Game Festive Ornaments

    Ho-ho-holy moly it's early to be looking at these

    It's never too early to plan for the Holidays, and our attention was certainly captured by this gallery of festive ornaments that celebrates famous games. They're on the way from Hallmark, which is listing a range of keepsakes that'll go on pre-order later in the year. Below are the Nintendo-themed...

    • Gallery
    • Nintendo
    • SEGA
  • Mini Review Future Aero Racing S Ultra - Clever Ideas, But FAR From A New F-Zero

    We want to WipEout its music from our memory, too

    It’s not exactly the best time for fans of futuristic racing. With no new F-Zero on the horizon and the WipEout series seemingly dead, too, fans have to turn to the independent scene in the hope that something almost as good will do the trick. The Switch has a couple of decent options already...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News LEGO Utilises The Dark Arts Of Viral Marketing As Mario Calls For Luigi

    LEGO with firmware updates is a thing

    As someone who once just had a lot of LEGO bricks in an empty tin, this author is surprised to hear that LEGO now has firmware updates. And the updates are being used to generate viral marketing through social media. We're through the looking glass here people. In any case, it seems 99.99% likely that Luigi...

    • Mario
    • LEGO
    • Luigi
  • News Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice Releases On Switch In May

    Larry On Regardless

    Note: The following trailer contains mature, sexual imagery. No, please don't make me write about Leisure Suit Larry - yeah, I said I was sorry about not rinsing out my mug in the sink, but I hardly think this is fair punishment, just - ugh. Ok. Fine. Hello, dear Nintendo Life readers! What a wonderful Friday it's turning out...

    • Leisure Suit Larry
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Takaya Imamura Describes Star Fox 64 As "The Game Of My Life"

    Highlights the care that went into the Star Fox Zero project

    In an excellent feature interview published on IGN, the outlet spoke to Takaya Imamura about his career at Nintendo following his retirement from the company earlier this year. For decades he worked under Shigeru Miyamoto, and his vital contributions shaped the look and gameplay of various...

    • Retro
    • Star Fox
    • Takaya Imamura
  • News Youtubers Life 2 Will Dodge DMCAs On Switch Later This Year

    The first one sold 1.4 million copies, so like and subscribe

    For some individuals like this writer, who is older than they'd care to admit, trends and #content on YouTube make it a scary place of loud noises and annoying adverts for protein drinks. For others, however, it's a primary source of entertainment and can be an incredibly inspiring and...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Is Coming To Netflix This July

    Check out Leon and Claire in a new trailer

    Netflix has been slowly but steadily expanding its video game-themed shows, and one of the next major franchises to be adapted will be Capcom's Resident Evil series. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness - a new show starring Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy - was previously locked in for a 2021 release, and...

    • Capcom
    • Netflix
    • Resident Evil
  • News Sam & Max Save The World Remaster Getting A Limited Run Games Release

    Pre-orders open 30th April

    Late last year, the comic book crime-fighting duo Sam and Max returned to the spotlight in Sam & Max Save the World Remastered. This remaster was handled by Skunkape Games - a small indie dev comprised of former Telltale employees, who acquired the rights for Sam & Max Season One when Telltale shut down. If...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Nintendo Collabs With Moonpig For New Range Of Official Greetings Cards

    "Moonpig dot coooom"

    UK-based greetings card company Moonpig has launched a brand new Nintendo range. That's right, designs featuring the likes of Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Animal Crossing, and Splatoon are all available to buy as we speak, all allowing for customisation. You can throw in your own photographs and the recipient's name to...

    • Merchandise
    • UK
  • News A Resident Evil Crossover Event Is On Its Way To Dead By Daylight

    More details will be shared next month

    After collaborations with Silent Hill, Saw, Stranger Things and Ash vs Evil Dead, Behaviour Interactive's survival multiplayer game Dead by Daylight is finally getting a crossover with Capcom's Resident Evil series. Like the Netflix news, this was also announced during Capcom's Resident Evil Showcase. Here's a...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Resident Evil
  • News Nintendo's Giving Away Pairs Of Animal Crossing Build-A-Bears (North America)

    Five lucky winners will receive both toys

    If you missed out on your chance to grab the newly-revealed Animal Crossing Build-A-Bear toys, here's another opportunity to get your hands on them. Nintendo of America has kicked off a sweepstakes competition in which five lucky winners will walk away with both the Isabelle and Tom Nook Build-A-Bears...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Build A Bear
    • Merchandise
    • North America

Thursday15th Apr 2021

  • News Capcom Is Closing Down Its Online Store In The US

    Will accept orders until the start of next month

    Capcom has announced on Twitter that it will be closing down its official online store in America. The last day to place orders will be next month on 1st May, and supplies are limited - so get in while you can. In addition to this, it sent out a huge thanks to all of its fans for supporting the store...

    • Capcom
    • US
    • North America
  • News Every Single Bethesda Game On Switch Is Currently On Sale

    Update: Sale ends today!

    Update (Thu 15th Apr, 2021 11:30 BST): Bethesda's current Switch sale is coming to an end today! If you haven't taken advantage of any of the offers listed below (every single game is discounted by 50%), then make sure to do so before the sale comes to a close. Original Article (Thu 8th Apr, 2021 10:15 BST): If you still...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bethesda
    • Sales
  • News It Looks Like Labo Is Being Put To Rest As Nintendo Takes Down The Website

    Card-bored of life

    [Update 16/04/2021]: Nintendo insider Emily Rogers seemingly confirms that Labo is about to "ride off into the sunset", but says that we'll get "one more tiny announcement" first. Labo in New Pokémon Snap? Cardboard kazoos to match the piano? We'll just have to wait and see. [Original 15/04/2021]: Following a tip from Twitter...

    • Labo
    • Nintendo
  • News PowerA Reveals Its Pro-Grade Switch Controller, Now Available For Pre-Order

    Take your game to the next level - with paddles!

    If you want to take your Nintendo gaming sessions to the next level, then you might want to check out PowerA's new Fusion Pro Wireless Controller for the Switch. It puts "premium materials and professional-level gaming features" at your fingertips. This "high-quality" Bluetooth enabled design...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Controllers
    • PowerA
  • News Nintendo's Indie World Sale Discounts Some Cracking Games On Switch

    Including the brand new FEZ

    As part of yesterday's Indie World Showcase, Nintendo revealed that it was kicking off an Indie sale on the Switch eShop. The sale's now live, and there are some great picks to be had. We've rounded up some of the sale's highlights for you below, but we'd encourage you to take a few minutes to browse the eShop for...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Sales
    • Indie World
  • News Metroid Prime 4 Developer Hires DreamWorks Talent As A Lighting Artist

    Has also worked with Disney and Sony's God of War studio

    Over the past year, Retro Studios has been on a mass hiring spree for its highly anticipated release Metroid Prime 4. While this important process seems to have slowed down in recent months, apparently the studio isn't done just yet. Metroid fan site Shinesparkers reports a "Lighting and...

    • Nintendo
    • Retro Studios
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Metroid
    • Metroid Prime 4
  • Review FEZ - A Mind And World-Bending Puzzle Platformer That Deserves A Second Look

    Like an oblong in a rhombus, like a cube within a cube

    One of the original indie darlings in the eyes of many, FEZ is a game steeped in a whole bucket’s worth of history and intrigue. Nine years after its initial release and no sign of a sequel (as promised by its creator before getting abruptly cancelled), can FEZ still dazzle the new generation...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News After 20 Years, This Amazing Famicom Collection Is Finally Complete

    1053 games, fully boxed with instructions

    The Famicom was Nintendo's first smash-hit home system and spawned the NES in the west. The shared library of these systems is immense, especially by standards of the period – in Japan alone, over 1000 games were released for the console. "How long would it take someone to collect all of those games,...

    • Retro
    • Famicom
    • Japan
  • News Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remaster Finally Returns To Australian eShop, Seven Months After Its Removal

    Fans have been waiting a long time

    Quite frankly, this has been a long time coming, but Square Enix has revealed that Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition has finally returned to the Switch eShop in Australia and New Zealand. You might remember that the game was pulled from digital stores in both countries back in September, just a...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Final Fantasy
  • Round Up All The Games From The Nintendo Indie World Showcase - April 2021

    Each and every title featured in the show!

    Yesterday, we were treated to a brand new Nintendo Indie World Showcase, giving us a glimpse at some of the brightest indie games set to launch on Switch. More than 20 games were shown in what felt like a particularly strong presentation all around. If you missed it, or just want to keep track of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Switch eShop
  • News New Kemco Sale Discounts Switch, 3DS And Wii U Games For A Limited Time

    14 games on offer

    Kemco has kickstarted yet another sale across Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U, this time discounting 14 games in total. The deals listed below can be found on the North American, European and Australian Nintendo eShop stores, with titles being discounted by as much as 50% for a limited time: Citizens Unite!: Earth x Space 25% off...

    • Switch eShop
    • 3DS eShop
    • Wii U eShop
    • Sales
  • News Please Forgive Us, But We Can't Get Enough Of This Shameless Game Boy Micro Clone

    Say hello to the Waveshare GPM280

    Chinese-made handheld emulation devices aren't a new thing by any means, and each year countless new variants appear on the scene which do pretty much the same thing: play ROMs via emulation using cheap and readily available off-the-shelf components. However, the Waveshare GPM280 caught our eye recently, not for...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • GBA
  • Review Stitchy in Tooki Trouble - Pretty But Painfully Average DKC-Inspired Platforming

    Sure to cause a straw man argument

    A scarecrow is a creation built to deceive. A visual signifier of something greater. A simulacrum intended to impress, but when approached, the illusion shatters. Conveniently, Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is much the same. At first glance, it’s a rather attractive pillaging of Donkey Kong Country Returns, borrowing...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News thatgamecompany's Award-Winning Sky: Children Of The Light Soars Onto Switch In June

    Includes cross-play with mobile players

    thatgamecompany is a studio that is rightly held in the highest regard, with titles like Flower and particularly Journey being stand-out releases. For a time it worked solely on PlayStation platforms, but after going its own way it released Sky: Children of the Light on iOS and Android; pleasingly that...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • Japanese Charts Monster Hunter Rise Leads In Another Dominant Week For Nintendo

    Switch takes all top ten games

    Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 11th April, revealing that Monster Hunter Rise is still doing the business. The game sold another estimated 194,327 physical copies this week, comfortably leading the way in a top ten made up exclusively of Switch games. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Charts
    • Japan
  • News Super Mario Maker 2's Final Ninji Speedrun Event Has Arrived

    Game over, Mario

    If you thought Nintendo was done with Super Mario, think again! He's still got some unfinished business with Bowser in the form of one final Super Mario Maker 2 Ninji Speedrun event. Yes, that's right - the final course designed by Nintendo is here. It'll require you to "run a few laps" around Bowser's Castle and is packed out with...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario
  • Nintendo Download 15th April (North America)

    SaGa Frontier Remastered! FEZ! The Longing!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights: The Longing (14th Apr, $14.99)...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • Random Here's Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's Tarrey Town Completely Remade Inside Minecraft

    Bolson would be proud

    We're all probably pretty used to seeing just how creative Minecraft players can be at this point, but when a new build just so happens to feature a well-known Legend of Zelda location, it simply can't be ignored. The folks over at Gaming Reinvented have shared a video showing off their very own version of Tarrey Town, a...

    • Legend of Zelda
    • Minecraft
    • Random
  • News A New Super Monkey Ball Game Just Got Rated In Australia

    Rated PG Tips

    Get yer 'nanas and your monkey balls ready, because it looks like a new Super Monkey Ball might be a-rollin' over the horizon. A Twitter account that documents the latest in Australian video game classifications just posted the cryptic news that a game called SUPER MONKEY BALL BANANA MANIA (all caps, apparently?) was just rated PG...

    • Super Monkey Ball
  • News New Infographic Shows Off The 21 Games Featured In This Week's Nintendo Indie Showcase

    Tick off your favourites!

    With another Indie Showcase all wrapped up, Nintendo's back once again with its handy infographic to remind us of all the games featured in the show. Fans are usually pretty quick to jump on these infographics and circle all the games that interest them, before sharing them on social media or with friends. If you want to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie Showcase
  • Exclusive Writer Of Lockdown Horror Hit 'Host' Is Aiming To Revolutionise FMV Games With 'Ghosts'

    "It’s a live show, so anything can happen"

    Back in the '90s, FMV video games were seen as a way of harnessing the amazing storage potential of CD-ROM to create immersive, life-like video games – but although cult classics like Night Trap found an audience, few would argue FMV gaming was a true revolution; the lack of interaction was painfully...

    • Features
    • Exclusive
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Kickstarter
    • Interview
  • News You May Get Lost In Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective This Spring

    Finding its way to the eShop

    Nintendo's Indie Showcase included a range of intriguing titles, and pleasingly there was creativity on show not just in concepts but in visual styles. Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective was definitely eye-catching, and with a 'Spring' release window on the eShop it's not far away. It's based on the children's...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • News Skate City Kickflips Onto Switch In May

    Aims to share the 'heart and soul of street skating'

    This truly is the comeback generation for skateboarding games, with another promising entry in the genre now getting a firm release date on Nintendo Switch. Agens and Snowman have confirmed that Skate City arrives on 6th May; its standard price will be $14.99USD, but pre-orders and the first week...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ubisoft Forward Event Confirmed For Day One Of E3

    Just Dance 2022 confirmed, surely

    E3 is back this year, and for many of us it'll be the same as always - sitting in comfort with snacks at hand and watching too many livestreams. Though we won't necessarily have the groan-inducing entertainment of a live show, the good news is that Ubisoft has dated its presentation with the 'Ubisoft Forward' brand...

    • E3
    • Ubi Forward
    • Ubisoft
  • News Strategic Deck-Builder Rise Of The Slime Scores A Spring Release On Switch

    "A unique mix of roguelike and deck-builder"

    Following its recent Early Access run on Steam, strategic deck-building game Rise of the Slime is slithering onto the Switch eShop this spring. The game has you helping poor old Slime to defy the odds in turn-based, positional combat. You'll be doing a bit of deck-building here, a bit of side-scrolling...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Nintendo Download 15th April (Europe)

    FEZ! Pocoyo Party! Poison Control!

    The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases: Pocoyo Party (RECOTECHNOLOGY, 15th...

    • Nintendo Download
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News The Forgotten City, A Midas-Touched Time-Loop Mystery, Comes To Switch This Summer

    Such a cold finger

    Previously announced for Xbox and PC release (and originally scheduled to launch last year), developer Modern Storyteller's The Forgotten City is now lined up to launch on Switch and other consoles in Summer 2021. A Roman murder mystery described as a 'mature narrative-driven game' by publisher Dear Villagers, the game began life...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Pokémon GO Hosting Special Event To Celebrate Release Of New Pokémon Snap

    Shiny Smeargle will make its GO debut

    To promote the upcoming Nintendo Switch release New Pokémon Snap, Niantic's augmented reality mobile game Pokémon GO will be hosting a special event inspired by the photography-focused game set in the Lental region. It'll run from 29th April until 2nd May. As a bonus, there'll also be a new camera avatar item...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile

Wednesday14th Apr 2021

  • Soapbox Hurry Up And Release The Switch Pro Already, My Switch Is Dying

    Time of death: literally any second now

    Getting a new piece of technology is a lot like getting a puppy on Christmas Day. The rest of the afternoon and evening are likely to be spent playing with your new present, marvelling at how perfect and new it is, and changing all the settings so it's just the way you like it. Fast forward a couple of years,...

    • Soapbox
    • Feature
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Pro
  • News Pokémon HOME June Update Will End Compatibility With Select Smartphones

    Will you be impacted?

    An upcoming update for Pokémon HOME will end the mobile app's compatibility with select smartphone operating systems, it's been announced. The new update will arrive in June, with support for a number of Android and iOS smartphones set to come to an end. You can see the full list of the devices which will be affected below...

    • Pokemon
    • Mobile
    • Updates
  • News Epic Secures $1 Billion In Funding, With Sony Investing Another $200 Million

    Will allow Epic Games to "support future growth opportunities"

    Nintendo's industry pal Sony has just invested another $200 million in the Fortnite creator Epic Games. Epic's $1 billion in funding from Sony and various other companies will allow it to support future growth opportunities, including its "Metaverse". This now also puts the company's...

    • Industry
    • Epic Games
    • Unreal Engine
    • Fortnite
    • Sony
  • News The Longing Makes You Wait 400 Real-Life Days To See The End, Launching On Switch Today

    A point-and-click test of patience

    Today's Indie World Showcase was full of interesting new titles, but few games have a premise as instantly intriguing as The Longing. This point-and-click adventure, which first launched on PC and Mac last year, follows the story of a character called Shade. As Shade, you need to wait 400 days for your king to...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News Minecraft's Caves And Cliffs Update Gets Split Into Two Parts

    Part One will include the Axolotl, don't worry

    What do Twilight, Harry Potter, and Minecraft have in common? No, it's not that people want to make out with all the monsters - they've all eventually had parts of them split into two. The upcoming Caves and Cliffs update for Minecraft was due this Summer, and it's still coming - but only the first...

    • Updates
    • Minecraft
    • Delays
  • News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Confirmed For Switch, New Trailer

    Inspired by the Turtles’ iconic 1987 design

    We first heard about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge last month, but today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase has confirmed that the game is indeed coming to Switch. Cowabunga! Developed by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World studio Tribute Games and distributed by

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Watch Nintendo Indie World Showcase April 2021 - Live!

    "Fresh and new indie games" to be revealed

    Looking for more Nintendo Switch indie goodness? Well, Nintendo has you covered with a brand new Nintendo Indie World Showcase! Today's show kicks off at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT / 6pm CET, and you can watch it live right here. Nintendo says it'll be "roughly 20 minutes long, focused on fresh and new...

    • Live Chat
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • News House Of The Dead: Remake Shoots To Switch Later This Year

    Heads up

    Announced as part of Nintendo's Indie World Showcase, Forever Entertainment is bringing Sega's light gun horror classic to Switch in the form of The House of the Dead: Remake. Described as "a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform", you can check out the trailer for this arcade on-rails shooter above. The PR...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News The Latest Super Mario Bros. Speedrun WR Is A Definitive Breakthrough

    4:54.948 may be the last time a second barrier is broken

    If you follow the retro gaming scene on Twitch, it's likely you spend a decent amount of time watching speedrunners. It can be fascinating to see how older titles are manipulated, streamlined and mastered over hundreds of hours, and if you happen to catch a world record live it can be an...

    • Retro
    • Mario
  • Random Reggie Responds To Yet More Requests For Mother 3 In Typical Reggie Fashion

    So, that's a no?

    Of the many things we'll always remember about Reggie Fils-Aimé's reign as Nintendo of America president, the constant bombardment of "give us Mother 3" messages from fans will forever be right near the top of the list. The game, which is a direct sequel to EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan), has never been officially translated for...

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  • News The Balan Wonderworld Demo Is Being Taken Down Today

    Gone for good

    The demo for Balan Wonderworld will be removed from the Switch eShop and digital stores across all consoles today, it's been confirmed. The news comes from the official Balan Wonderworld Twitter account, which notes that the demo will be discontinued at 23:59 JST on 14th April; the Steam version will also be taken down a couple of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Demos
  • News Aztech Forgotten Gods Blends Mexican Storytelling With Anime-Inspired Action-Adventure

    "There’s such a rich history behind the Aztecs"

    Another title revealed during today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Aztech Forgotten Gods is a new "cyberstone colossus fighter" from Mexican studio, Lienzo. Launching on Switch later this year, the game follows soon-to-be heroine Achtli as she joins her archaeologist mother Nantsin on an...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • News King Of Seas Confirmed To Set Sail On Nintendo Switch In May

    Ready to plunder your SD storage

    Pirate RPG King of Seas has been attracting attention for quite some time, which only picked up further when Team17 stepped in as publisher earlier this year. Now it's been confirmed that the 3DClouds-developed title will arrive on Switch - and various other platforms - on 25th May, priced at £24.99 / €24.99 /...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Konami Is Bringing GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon To Switch In 2022

    A remake developed by indie studio GuruGuru

    And you thought Konami didn't make games any more! GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is being developed primarily by indie studio GuruGuru 'alongside' Konami Digital Entertainment, and it turns out it's a remake of a 1987 Famicom game. Who knew? Well, a particular stalwart staff member reminded us all, actually,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Konami
  • Anniversary The Animal Crossing Series Is Now 20 Years Old

    And we're still paying off our loans...

    While Animal Crossing still feels like a relatively new Nintendo franchise, today actually marks its 20th anniversary. Yes, the series started out in Japan on 14th April 2001 as a Nintendo 64 title. While Dōbutsu no Mori (otherwise known as Animal Forest) was never released in its original form here in the...

    • Anniversary
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    • Japan
  • Random If You're Curious About How They Made SNES Music, This Is Worth A Watch

    It was a free-for-all

    Many of us have favourite SNES-era soundtracks, especially as they have that distinct sound of Nintendo's 16-bit machine. Of course, the actual technicalities of how those soundtracks came together can be fascinating, as composers and sound designers were working with resources a thousand miles removed from the range of tools...

    • Retro
    • Music
    • SNES
    • Random
  • News Cris Tales Gets Final Release Date And Switch eShop Demo

    Not long now

    Cris Tales has unsurprisingly been getting a lot of attention over the last couple of years, styled as a 'love letter to JRPGs' while incorporating its own modern ideas. After a delay it was recently promised for July, and today that was pinned down to 20th July with a price of £34.99/€39.99/$39.99USD. In good news you'll be able to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Release
    • Indie World
  • News New Pokémon Snap Director Explains How They Decided Which Pokémon Would Make The Cut

    “The selection of Pokémon was truly hard”

    Pichu and Grookey confirmed! One of the biggest controversies surrounding the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch was its incomplete Pokédex. At the time, game producer Junichi Masuda explained that competitive balancing issues and development deadlines were to blame for some of the...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo Unveils Beautiful Animal Crossing Soundtrack Collection

    Update: Now available on Amazon US!

    Update: It appears the Animal Crossing soundtrack collection is also launching in the US, as it's just popped up on Amazon. If you fancy pre-ordering it, you can grab it below. <products id="14908"> Original Article: As you may already be aware, Animal Crossing / Dōbutsu no Mori is celebrating the 20th...

    • Music
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Blizzard Arcade Collection Free Update Adds Lost Vikings 2 And RPM Racing

    And a "fistful of new features"

    If you've been on the fence about the Blizzard Arcade Collection, now might be the perfect time to check it out. It seems Blizzard has been listening to fan requests for a little more content and has now added two extra games to its digital retro package. Yes, that's right - on top of The Lost Vikings, Rock 'n Roll...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Updates
  • News Pokémon Happy Meals Are Returning To McDonald's In The UK Next Month

    Here's when you can grab one!

    Pikachu, coming soon! (Not as a food, though... That would be horrific.) There aren't many things in life that can beat the good old video games and food combo, so you'll hopefully be pleased to hear that Pokémon Happy Meals are soon returning to McDonald's restaurants in the UK. Special Pokémon Happy Meals appeared...

    • Pokemon
    • UK
    • McDonalds
  • News FEZ Will Bring A Cool Hat And Gameplay To Switch Today

    Because fez's are cool

    In the ancient dawn of time a few breakthrough Indie games made their name on Xbox Arcade, such as FEZ back in 2012. Just shy of a decade later it'll make its debut on Nintendo hardware, dropping on the Switch eShop today. It was casually dropped in as part of a sizzle reel at the close of today's Indie World Showcase, but...

    • Switch eShop
    • Indie World
  • News Street Fighter Characters Are Coming To Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid

    Ryu, Chun-Li and more!

    In a new crossover that must surely have been concocted in a '90s kid's dreams at some point, Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid is teaming up with Street Fighter for a new DLC pack. nWay has announced that Capcom’s fan-favourite franchise is being treated to a 'Street Fighter Pack', and has also unveiled a Power Rangers:...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Updates
    • DLC
  • News Kingdom Two Crowns To Expand Co-Op In Free 'Never Alone' Update

    Also adds the 'Trade Routes' challenge

    Kingdom Two Crowns is a title that's continued to grow and improve since its Nintendo Switch release back in late 2018; we thought it was rather good in our original review. The latest changes will come in the free Never Alone update, which is due to roll out on Switch and other platforms on 20th April. The...

    • Switch eShop
    • Update
  • Review Godstrike - A Frustrating Time Mechanic Scuppers This Twin Stick Shooter

    Not quite god-tier

    A little over a year ago, a new bullet hell game called Profane released on the eShop and was swept away almost immediately in the constant stream of other new titles. Due to disputes with the publisher, Overpowered Team decided to have the game taken off the eShop a few months later, while it worked on re-releasing a new version...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Picross S6 Launches On Switch Next Week, And The Whole Series Is Going On Sale

    Your next puzzle fix

    The next title in the Picross series is just days away from launching on Nintendo Switch, as Jupiter announces a 22nd April release date for Picross S6. Picross, Mega Picross, Color Picross, and Clip Picross modes all feature in the new release, with new puzzles across each category and a bonus 'Extra' mode being included, too...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random The Low-Poly Animals Twitter Account Is A Must-Follow

    Why is Ditto shaped like a T-shirt

    The low-poly days are far behind us, but many of us still have a soft spot for the work that artists and modellers had to do back when consoles couldn't handle curves. Low-Poly Animals is a (relatively) new Twitter account celebrating and chronicling some of the creatures that we might have taken for granted back...

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    • Retro
    • Art
  • News There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension Takes You On A "Silly" Journey Through Video Game Universes

    Launching on Switch today!

    No Indie World Showcase would be complete without a couple of games surprise-launching right after the show, so here's There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension to give you some fresh and immediate entertainment. While the Indie Showcase didn't do the best job of telling us what it's all about, There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World
  • News Art Of Rally Drifts Onto Switch In The Summer

    Includes all updates + upcoming Kenya content

    Art of Rally has been a rather charming hit on PC over recent months, drawing in a happy audience of rally fans with its soothing but also faithful top-down recreation of the sport. It's no surprise it's coming to consoles, but pleasingly it popped up in today's Indie World Showcase as a Summer release...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • News Road 96 Is An Intriguing Procedurally-Generated Story Game Where You Call All The Shots

    No two roads are the same

    Road 96, a new narrative game from award-winning French indie studio DigixArt, has been announced for Nintendo Switch. Opening up today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Road 96 has you trying to escape from a country on the brink of collapse. Your goal is to reach the border, thousands of miles away from your starting...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • News Skul: The Hero Slayer Is Getting A Switch Release This Summer

    A bone-a-fide Metroidvania to test your skulls

    What do you get when you fuse elements of Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, and Hades? Probably a game that's too hard for any human to ever complete, but also, you get Skul: The Hero Slayer, a roguelike about a diminutive skeleton who has to kill a bunch of bad guys. Just your usual, you know. The stylised...

    • Indie
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Oxenfree Gets A Surprise Sequel, Coming This Year

    This one is Oxentwo, the next one is Oxenthree

    We weren't blown away by Nintendo's long-awaited Direct back in February, but it turns out that they were keeping a lot of their Hot News under their hat for today's Indie World presentation instead. One of the biggest surprises - and we know it was a surprise, because they kept it until the very end...

    • Oxenfree
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Smash Bros. Ultimate Hosting Explosive Tournament Later This Week

    It's going to be a blast!

    Following on from the Super Mario 3D World and Monster Hunter Rise spirits, this weekend Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is hosting a tournament. It'll be an explosive one - featuring things that blow up, and fighters who can also detonate this and that. There's Link with his bombs, the Inklings with their Splat Bombs and...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
  • News Aerial_Knight's Never Yield Dashes Onto Switch In May

    Demo out today

    The Indie World Showcase introduced us to some new developers, one of whom was Aerial_Knight, who revealed their rather intriguing debut. Aerial_Knight's Never Yield is being published by Headup Games and looks like a particularly stylish take on the Runner genre, and it's out on 19th May with a demo launching today. It takes place...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nindie World
  • News Lawson Will Offer New Pokémon Snap Photo Printing Services In Japan

    Gotta print 'em all

    If you were around during the Nintendo 64 era, you might remember special Snap Station kiosks in-store allowing you to print out your photos in Pokémon Snap. It was quite a novelty at the time. To make the upcoming Switch release New Pokémon Snap just a little bit more nostalgic, Lawson (a local convenience store chain in...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Pokemon
    • Japan
  • News OlliOlli World Grinds Onto Nintendo Switch This Winter

    Takes the board out into a bigger world

    The OlliOlli games are certainly among the royalty of early-ish Indie games, with publisher Roll7 also showing love for Nintendo hardware over the years. You may have played the neat combination of the first two games, OlliOlli: Switch Stance, in more recent times. Pleasingly it was confirmed today that an...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World
  • News Nacon Announces WRC 10, Speeds Onto Switch At A "Later Date"

    Wait, didn't we just get WRC 9?

    As you might recall, publisher Nacon released WRC 9 The Official Game on the Nintendo Switch last month. Despite this, Nacon has now gone and announced WRC 10. Fortunately, for Switch owners, it seems you'll have plenty of time to play through WRC 9, as the tenth entry is arriving at a "later date" on Nintendo's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Annapurna Interactive Confirms Last Stop Release Date, Unveils Hindsight for Switch

    Something a bit different

    Annapurna Interactive is undoubtedly one of the premier publishers in the Indie space, and it's also been pretty supportive of Nintendo Switch. Today the publisher confirmed release details and a Switch version of Last Stop, and also unveiled a new title called Hindsight. Last Stop was revealed previously for other...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Indie World

Tuesday13th Apr 2021

  • News Nintendo Actually Responded To A Fan Request Asking For Rayman In Smash

    Says it will send the suggestion to "other departments"

    One of the most popular playable character requests for Super Smash Bros. over the years has been Ubisoft's Rayman. While he's already been added to Nintendo's all-star brawler as a spirit and trophy, the chances of him joining as a playable character seem far less likely - especially now that...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Smash Bros
    • Nintendo
    • Rayman
    • Ubisoft
  • News Forager Team Retaliates After Lead Dev Blames Them For Cancelled Multiplayer

    A saga of minimum wage, late payments, and Steam bans

    Don't be fooled: some of the cutest games out there have a dark side, and it seems like Forager - a 2019 "solo dev" project by HopFrog, real name Mariano Cavellero, that fuses Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon - is no different. The game was hugely popular, selling 600,000 copies in its first year...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie
  • News Nintendo's President Discusses Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Impact On Future Game Development

    What's next?

    Unless you've been living under a wonderfully convenient Bell Rock for the past year or so, you're probably aware that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been something of a smash hit. The latest entry in Nintendo's cuddly life sim series has already sold more than 31 million units, challenging Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the honour of being...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
  • News Nintendo Unveils A New Blue Switch Lite Console

    And it launches next month!

    Nintendo has announced that its Switch Lite range will soon receive a brand new colour option – and yes, it's another kind of blue. Joining the Yellow, Turquoise, Grey and Coral Pink systems is this new 'Blue' edition (although it looks kind of purple in some of the pics below?), which will retail at the standard...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Lite
    • Hardware
  • Talking Point Is The New Switch Lite Blue, Or Purple?

    Oh god no not the dress thing again

    On a lovely, sunny Tuesday in Japan, Nintendo was all geared up to announce a new colour for their next Switch Lite model. "How the public will love it," they thought. "It's been ages since we did anything blue, not counting those Skyward Sword Joy-Cons." And lo, the internet did rage. "It's not blue," they said...

    • Talking Point
    • Switch Lite
    • Nintendo. Feature
  • News Nintendo Indie World Showcase To Air Tomorrow, 14th April

    There she is!

    Nintendo has dropped its latest indie bombshell in the form of an Indie World Showcase announcement. Yes, a new presentation will air tomorrow, 14th April 2021. The show is set to start at 9:00 PT / 12:00 ET / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST and will feature "roughly 20 minutes long, focused on fresh and new indie games coming to Nintendo...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Indie World Showcase
  • Random Halo Instagram Shows Off Amazing Mario X Master Chief Fan Art

    Hmm, interesting timing...

    Phil Spencer's shelf has become a bit of a talking point over the past week. First, we heard how Hideo Kojima might be doing something exclusively with Microsoft, and now, the latest focus is the Switch on the top run. We've already noted how Jeff Grubb said "pretty much everything" is a reference to something or other,...

    • Random
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    • Halo
    • Mario
    • Nintendo
  • Rumour Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Could Be Switch-Bound, According To New Leak

    Bandai Namco might also port some other titles...

    Remember last month when Bandai Namco showed a trailer of its third DLC pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and at the end of it was a Switch logo? At the time, the Bandai Namco Instagram said it was a mistake, well perhaps there might be more to it... Adding fuel to the fire, leak group "LeakyPandy" -...

    • Rumour
    • Leaks
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Bandai Namco
    • Dragon Ball
  • News Cuphead Will Have An Awesome Decade-Long 'Animated' Museum Exhibit

    Off to Melbourne we go...

    Cuphead was quite a boon back in the day when it was unveiled by Xbox as an exclusive, and it was even better news when Microsoft - such buddies with Nintendo - supported what turned out to be an outstanding port to Nintendo Switch. It's one of the defining Indie games of the past few years, and it seems that it's getting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Cuphead
  • News Sword-Fighting Action-Platformer Fallen Knight Slashes Its Way To Switch This June

    Your choices matter

    PQube and FairPlay Studios have revealed that Fallen Knight, a futuristic sword-fighting side-scroller, is headed to Switch on 23rd June. The game sees players jumping and slashing their way through a new adventure as they take on the role of a descendant of King Arthur's close companion, Lancelot. You'll have to face off...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Ask Iwata: Words Of Wisdom From Satoru Iwata, Available Now And A Lovely Read

    "Most of what he had to say involved happiness"

    It's possible you've seen the advert on these pages, or read about it plenty of times, and like this writer you may have a hardback copy of Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO on the way. While the book is out fully in some territories, in the UK (for example) the...

    • Satoru Iwata
  • Mini Review Astro Aqua Kitty - A Visually Sumptuous Shmup Sequel

    Fur-miliar shoot-em-up gameplay

    Astro Aqua Kitty is the direct sequel to the enjoyable arcade shoot-em-up Aqua Kitty UDX, featuring immediately familiar gameplay and mechanics, albeit presented in a far more ambitious package. Where Aqua Kitty UDX had your feisty felines battling underwater creatures in small, looping spaces, Astro Aqua Kitty breaks...

    • Mini Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Nintendo Of America Releases Two Commercials For New Pokémon Snap

    Journey to the Lental region later this month

    The big release for the Nintendo Switch this month is New Pokémon Snap. In case you didn't know, it's a follow-up to the original game, which first arrived on the Nintendo 64 in 1999. If you're eager to see just a little bit more of this game in action before its release, Nintendo of America has now...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Random The Lead Singer of The Mountain Goats Did An Improv Zelda: BOTW Soundtrack For His Kid

    I am drowning, there is no sign of land

    You may know American band The Mountain Goats from their upbeat, folksy songs about dysfunction and failure, growing up in the middle of Nowheresville, Texas, or that intoxicating feeling of teenage wanderlust and escape. Maybe you even know The Mountain Goats because they sang an alternate version of The Last...

    • Music
    • Random
    • Zelda
  • News Hitchhiker Gives A Thumbs-Up For An Imminent Switch Release

    Here, for whatever reason, is the game

    Gaming is full of off-beat and intriguing experiences, and another that's heading to Switch this week is Hitchhiker, from development studio Mad About Pandas. It's being published by the prolific Versus Evil, which is known on the eShop for bringing us titles like Faeria and The Banner Saga Trilogy.

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Guide E3 2021: Dates, Conference Times, How To Watch, Badges, Everything You Need To Know

    E3 2021: Everything we know so far

    Following a year off in 2020 due to restrictions brought about by COVID-19, E3 is back in 2021 in all-digital form with four days of streams, conferences, reveals — all the things you'd expect from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, only this year as an online event rather than the traditional exposition in Los...

    • Guides
    • E3
    • E3 2021
    • Industry
  • News H&M Teams Up With Maisie Williams And Animal Crossing To Promote Sustainable Fashion

    Game of Threads

    Fast fashion is one of the largest contributors to ocean pollution, rainforest destruction, and landfill waste out there. It's a term used to describe fashion that is made cheaply - often at the expense of poorly-paid workers in poorer countries - and shipped across the globe to be sold for low prices in places like Primark, H&M,...

    • Animal Crossing
    • Fashion
    • Environment
  • News Good Job! Is The Next Nintendo Switch Online Trial In Japan

    Good job, Nintendo

    If you've not had the chance to try out the Nintendo published title Good Job! yet, soon you might be in luck. Nintendo has announced the game will be offered to Switch Online subscribers in Japan and will be playable from 19th April to 25th April. These trials are typically offered in Japan first, so something will hopefully be...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Japan
  • News Horizon Zero Dawn's Aloy Is Headed To Fortnite

    Another PlayStation star playable on Switch

    Another PlayStation hero is set to appear on Nintendo Switch (kind of), as Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy is confirmed for Fortnite. The new character has been officially announced for the game by PlayStation today, following a datamine effort which leaked the reveal ahead of time. Aloy drops into...

    • Fortnite
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
  • Talking Point What Is A Video Game 'Developer' Exactly? Team NL Has A Friendly Chat

    With a virtual cup of tea

    To kick off this week in the weird world of social media, you may have seen many opinions shared online on the subject of what makes someone a 'developer' in the world of video games. As with almost any topic on the internet, debate got heated — whodathunkit? — and there was disagreement in some quarters as to whether...

    • Features
    • Chat
    • Development
    • Talking Point
  • News Space Grid Tournament Is Bringing Futuristic Fast-Paced Tactics To Switch

    "The most spectacular sport of the future"

    Indie developer Rookiez from Warsaw has announced its latest project, Space Grid Tournament, a futuristic blend of strategy and sports. The game has you taking part in "the most spectacular sport of the future," as you spawn your robotic players and have them fight to take control of every tile on the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Deals Ring Fit Adventure Is Down To Just £59.99 In The UK

    £10 off RRP

    Picking up a copy of Ring Fit Adventure used to be a challenge in itself, but Nintendo Switch's super-popular fitness RPG is now available in the UK at a great price. At the time of writing, you can grab the game for just £59.99 over at Amazon UK. That's £10 off RRP and you can get free delivery, too! If you missed out on getting...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Deals
    • UK
  • News Capcom Confirms That No Credit Card Info Was Stolen During November's Cyber Attack

    The company's investigation is now complete

    Capcom has shared a statement regarding the ransomware attack it suffered in November 2020, confirming that its investigations are now complete and assuring customers that no credit card information has been compromised. The message – a lengthy read that covers the entire timeline of events from...

    • Capcom

Monday12th Apr 2021

  • Rumour Is Something Going On Between Microsoft And Nintendo?

    Friendship ended with SONY now NINTENDO is my best friend

    Almost two months ago, Phil Spencer - the head of Xbox - appeared in a Microsoft stream, and in that stream, he had a shelf. That might not sound like a big deal, but in the past, Phil's used his shelves to tease, or even coyly reveal, various Xbox surprises - like the Xbox Series S, which he...

    • Rumour
    • Xbox
    • Nintendo
  • Hands On The EverDrive GBA X5 Mini Solves The Only Real Issue We Had With The Original

    Small but still mighty

    When we tested the original EverDrive GBA X5 flash cart back in 2016, we had plenty of good things to say about it, but the fact that it was bigger than your typical GBA cartridge was ever-so-slightly irksome. It meant that the cart protruded from the GBA's cartridge slot – a "first world problem" without a doubt, but one...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy
    • GBA
    • Hands On
    • Hardware
  • Soapbox After 17 Years, Monster Hunter Rise Finally Made Me Kind Of Competent

    Rising up

    Soapbox features enable our individual writers to voice their own opinions on hot topics, opinions that may not necessarily be the voice of the site. Today, Kerry looks at how Capcom's latest Monster Hunter game empowered her for the first time to feel adequately skilled when it comes to hunting big ol' monsters... I have been terrible...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Capcom
    • Monster Hunter
    • Soapbox
    • Features
  • News Nintendo May Have Issued A Copyright Claim To Take Down Some Raunchy Bowser Art

    NSFW DMCA

    It's safe to say that this news piece is really going to stretch the boundaries of what is possible to talk about on a family-friendly website, but before we begin: this article will not actually feature the image in question, but it's probably not safe to read at work, either. Then again, why are you reading about video games at work? Get...

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    • Nintendo
    • Legal
  • News Ubisoft "Very Happy" With Immortals Fenyx Rising, Developing For Switch Was A "Challenge"

    "We are very happy with the results on all platforms"

    Immortals Fenyx Rising has now been available on Nintendo Switch for almost four months, with regular DLC and updates arriving since launch. We came away with slightly mixed, but mostly positive feelings in our review at the time, with our main criticisms revolving around a reliance on...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Ubisoft
  • Random These Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Fanmade Posters Turn The Game Into A Ghibli Movie

    Zelda's Moving Castle

    Here at Nintendo Life HQ, there's only one thing we love more than a cosy night in with one of Studio Ghibli's lovingly-crafted animations, and that's a fresh, hot pile of fish and chips The Legend of Zelda. We're also big fans of mashups, which is why we always have an MTV Mash-Ups playlist on in the background, but it's also...

    • Random
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    • Zelda
  • News Nintendo Reveals The Top 15 Most-Downloaded Switch Games In March 2021 (Europe)

    The eShop's biggest games

    Nintendo has shared an updated list of Europe's most-downloaded Switch eShop games, revealing which titles were the most popular during March 2021. Taking top spot this time around is Monster Hunter Rise, despite the fact that it only launched on the 26th of the month. Considering the title's already shipped five million...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Europe
  • News It Appears Pokémon GO Is Falsely Banning iPhone Users Again

    Players are receiving the same bans over and over

    Last summer, we reported that an alarming number of iPhone users were receiving bans in Pokémon GO despite following the app's rules. At the time, it was thought that "thousands" of accounts had been impacted, causing developer Niantic to acknowledge and investigate claims that its systems were...

    • Pokemon
    • Pokemon GO
    • Mobile
    • Niantic
  • Review Poison Control - Entertaining To A Point, But Lacking Where It Counts

    To Hell and back

    Sometimes the only way to get to Heaven is to go to Hell. At least, that’s the case in Poison Control, the newest game from Nippon Ichi Software to make it to western shores. This single-player action-RPG/shooter has a lot of charm and characters with real personality, though they are a bit cliché at points. Poison Control...

    • Reviews
    • Nintendo Switch
  • News Unofficial amiibo Handbook Smashes Kickstarter Goal

    From the team behind Switch Player and Ninty Fresh

    A work-in-progress look at the upcoming amiibo handbook If you're looking for a physical accompaniment to our ever-growing amiibo database, look no further than this neat little handbook. From Ninty Media, the team behind Switch Player Magazine and

    • amiibo
    • Books
  • Random If We Ever Get LEGO Zelda, We'll Happily Take This Amazing Majora's Mask Skull Kid

    We hope you're seeing this, Nintendo

    The idea of a Nintendo x LEGO collaboration used to be a thing of dreams – a fantasy that would never, ever happen. Then, LEGO Super Mario actually did happen, and now we're hungry for more. Instagram user Joss Woodyard, who regularly shares fantastic LEGO builds online, has created this stunning version of...

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    • LEGO
    • Random
  • News New Pokémon Snap Gets Its Very Own Custom Twitter Emoji

    For a limited time

    Looking forward to New Pokémon Snap launching later this month? Want to show off your passion for the game in style? Well, it looks like Nintendo has you covered. Yes, just like the custom Tom Nook emoji which appeared on Twitter for last year's Animal Crossing: New Horizons launch, a new Meganium emoji is now available for this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • UK Charts Animal Crossing Returns To Number One, Surpasses One Million Physical Copies Sold

    Another milestone ticked

    UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 10th April, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has reclaimed that familiar top spot. All games in the top ten saw a drop in sales this week, but New Horizons managed to shuffle up a spot to overtake FIFA 21 this time around. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Animal Crossing
    • Charts
    • UK
  • News The Skylia Prophecy Begins Its Quest On Switch Soon

    Follows the 'kill the player' philosophy, which seems harsh

    The sidescrolling 'Metroidvania' is a style of game that's been very well served on Nintendo Switch, which is especially useful as Konami doesn't seem interested in making any games like that. Another to join the ranks soon, on 23rd April, is The Skylia Prophecy by 7 Raven Studios. This...

    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Doc Cosmos Is On The Way To Game Boy Color, In 2021

    Doc, you built a time machine?

    As regulars here on Nintendo Life know, we like retro games, and we like new retro as well. It's an ever popular area in which older games or products are revived and given new life; for example, a new Game Boy Color game is coming in 2021. That is happening courtesy of Bitmap Soft and developer Simon Jameson, who can...

    • Retro
    • Game Boy Color
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Latest Monster Hunter Rise Concept Art Shows Off Lava Caverns, Palamute And Palico, And More

    A behind-the-scenes look

    With Monster Hunter Rise continuing to sell at a rapid rate, both on a global scale and directly within Nintendo's eShop, Capcom has shared some more stunning concept art for the game. As we reported earlier this year, the company has been sharing all sorts of concept art on social media over the past few months. This

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Monster Hunter
    • Capcom
  • News PixelJunk Developer Q-Games Announces Management Overhaul

    Striving for "renewed energy in the new fiscal year!"

    Q-Games is a development studio well-known to Nintendo fans; company founder Dylan Cuthbert was part of the team for the original Star Fox and Star Fox 2, with the company then going on to make the rather enjoyable Star Fox Command and the nostalgic delight of Star Fox 64 3D. In terms of its own...

    • Q-Games
    • PixelJunk

Sunday11th Apr 2021

  • Feature 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. Still lots to look forward to! 2020 is now 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...

    • Features
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    • Upcoming Releases
  • News New Fan-Made Zelda Mod Transforms Wind Waker Into Ocarina Of Time

    Introducing "The Legend of Zelda: Winds of Time"

    If you love The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the Nintendo 64 classic, Ocarina of Time, then you absolutely have to take a look at the mod in the video above. Zelda fan and modder BigSharkZ has assembled a video showing off a similar but different version of Ocarina of Tim

    • Zelda
    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Mods
  • News First 4 Figures Announces Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champions Series

    Revali is now in development

    First 4 Figures has already released plenty of amazing Zelda-themed PVC statues over the years, and soon it'll be expanding its Breath of the Wild line. In a post across its social channels, F4F revealed the "Champions Series" would be "coming soon" and that the first figure - Revali - was now in development. Here's a...

    • Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • F4F
    • First 4 Figures
  • Feature The Exquisite Liminality Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    The disorientation of a space-between-spaces

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Kate compares Skyward Sword to a corridor, or...

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    • Skyward Sword
    • Zelda 35th Anniversary
    • Zelda
  • Soapbox It's Time For Nintendo's Sonic Mania Moment

    Go on, cheer us all up

    I remember a strange night live blogging the worst Anniversary celebration ever. You know the one, Sonic fans! But it wasn't all bad; we didn't know it at the time, as the widely leaked Switch hadn't even been officially revealed as the NX at that point, but Nintendo fans weren't far away from playing the best Sonic game in...

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

    Get it while you can!

    There's another limited-time item up for grabs in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This time around it's for a special Dream Ball. As explained by Serebii.net, this code was handed out during the Pokémon Players Cup 3 stream. This offer runs until 12th April (aka tomorrow) - so be sure to act fast. The code you'll need for this...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
  • Rumour Sonic Colors Remaster Listed In Localisation Company's Credits

    Update: French retailer also lists the game

    Update: Potentially lending some more weight to the rumour, French retailer Sogamely has "SONIC COLORS ULTIMATE - LIMITED EDITION SWITCH" listed for 34,99€, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One product pages also live (thanks, Nintendo Everything). It's not clear if this listing went live before or after the...

    • Rumour
    • Sonic
  • News Shantae's Game Boy Color Adventure Arrives On Nintendo Switch This Month

    Take a trip back in time

    WayForward has revealed the original Shantae for Game Boy Color will be released on Switch eShop on 22nd April. Along with an announcement on social media, it's also released a trailer showing off the original game in action on Nintendo's hybrid hardware. Notably, this version of the game will also include the standard GBC...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Game Boy Color
  • News Nintendo Still Isn't Totally Confident Switch Production Can Keep Pace With Demand

    "In some cases we may not be able to prepare enough for orders"

    Last month tech giant Samsung voiced its concern over semiconductor shortages affecting the production of electronics. With this in mind, Nintendo's president Shuntaro Furukawa has now provided an update to Nikkei about the Japanese company's Switch hardware production - stating how...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Review TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2: Bush Rescue HD - An Enjoyably Old-School Aussie Romp

    Da doo rang rang rang, da doo rang rang

    We have to admit, it’s been something of a surprise to us that Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, of all franchises, has sustained the limelight for so very long. That the series made it to six (six!!) games was a shock in the first place – three main GameCube entries, a fourth game for PC and two excellent GBA...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #82 - Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble

    Rock 'n' roll

    Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to find the best regional box art variant from two or more retro candidates. Last time we looked at The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks in a duel that pitted Japan and Europe against North America. It appears that the regional team-up worked wonders — the greenery of the JP/EU cover...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • Kirby
    • Anniversary

Saturday10th Apr 2021

  • Reminder Nintendo's Huge Multiplayer Switch Sale Ends This Weekend, Over 190 Games Reduced (Europe)

    Up to 75% off!

    Update: The huge multiplayer sale currently taking place on the Switch eShop is about to come to an end. Deals will vanish from the store at 23:59pm your local time on Sunday, 11th April. Make sure to browse the offers and pick up anything you're interested in before then. Original Article (Wed 31st Mar, 2021 14:45 BST): Nintendo of...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Sales
    • Europe
  • Random Nintendo Has Uploaded Its Switch Online Trailer (Again), And It's Still Getting Disliked

    Oh no!

    If you subscribe to Nintendo's official YouTube channel, you might have noticed over the past day that it has uploaded its Switch Online overview trailer again. Despite being a fresh upload, the dislikes already outnumber the likes. At the time of writing, there are around 5K likes and 15K dislikes. Here's a sample of one of the thousands of...

    • Random
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch Online
  • News Nintendo's Future Is Focused On New IP And "Staple Series"

    "We are constantly looking out for new ideas"

    Would you like to see Nintendo revive some of its older and perhaps lesser-known IPs for the Switch generation? Well, if Shuntaro Furukawa's latest comments are anything to go by, it's probably best not to get your hopes up too much. During an interview with Nikkei earlier this week, the Nintendo...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • Shuntaro Furukawa
    • Industry
  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Kart Racers - Every Kart Racing Game Ranked

    Who could possibly be in pole position?

    When it comes to kart racers, there's one undisputed king of the crop on Nintendo systems, and we're not talking Crash Bandicoot. Let's not kid ourselves here — we all know what's sitting at number one on the list below of the best (and worst) kart racers on Nintendo Switch. With a record like Schumacher in...

    • Guides
    • Features
    • Best Switch Games
    • Mario Kart
    • Switch Essentials
  • News Super Seducer 1 & 2 Refused By Nintendo Due To "Explicit Content"

    Producer "not so surprised" after third game was banned by Steam

    Super Seducer producer, Richard La Ruina, has announced the first two games in his "realistic seduction simulator" series won't be released on the Nintendo Switch. In an email, Nintendo said it would not be able to release Super Seducer 1 & 2 on its digital store due to the...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
  • Review Moorhuhn Kart 2 - A Poultry Offering

    Needs to offer moor than this

    Metroid Prime Trilogy? Garbage. Super Mario Galaxy 2? Forget it. There’s only one Switch remaster this world needed, and that’s Moorhuhn Kart 2. And when we say “this world”, we clearly mean Bizarro World, where cats chase dogs, cows milk humans and seventeen-year-old PC racing games get ported to Switch for...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
  • News Star Wars: Republic Commando Dev Apparently Investigating Switch Frame Rate Issues

    "hopefully we'll be able to resolve them soon"

    If you got your hands on Star Wars: Republic Commando for Nintendo Switch earlier this week, you might have noticed - or at least heard - about some distracting frame rate issues in this version. We've had a bit of a mixed experience, too. Videos on YouTube show the game's frame rate can be anywhere...

    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Star Wars
  • News Square Enix Celebrating SaGa Frontier's Return With Special Launch Stream

    Game arrives next week

    To celebrate the release of SaGa Frontier Remastered on the Nintendo Switch on 15th April, Square Enix has announced it will be airing a celebratory live stream broadcast featuring multiple members of the development team. This will include the series producer Masanori Ichikawa. It will air at 7 pm JST on Square's YouTube...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Square Enix
  • Talking Point Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap

    Snap those Monster scraps

    I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter Rise since it launched. Like, an unhealthy amount. It’s easily my new favourite in the series, serving as a great jumping on point for new players and a place for veterans to hone their skills. But while I’ve enjoyed zipping to and fro with the new Wirebug, and riding around...

    • Talking Point
    • Features
    • Monster Hunter
  • Would You Rather Eat A Pikachu, Or An Eevee?

    Sit down at our table for the most unethical meal you'll ever eat

    Welcome to "Would You Rather", where we ask you to choose from two (or more) equally awesome/horrible things, and find out if you're in the majority or the minority. Of course, you can always argue your case in the comments. Bienvenue, hungry diners, and welcome to the Nintendo Life...

    • Would You Rather
    • Poll
    • Pokemon
    • Features
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 10th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    It's the end of another busy week, one that's seen the release of Pac-Man 99, rumours of dock-based upgrades for a potential new Switch, confirmation of DLC for the really-rather-go

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Guide Animal Crossing New Horizons: Full Patch Notes And Version History

    A list of every Animal Crossing: New Horizons update ever

    It's fair to say that Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch has changed quite a bit since it released for Nintendo's console in March 2020. The life sim has seen numerous updates in the many months since launch, with new seasonal events, new characters, new items and more added over time...

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    • Animal Crossing
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Patch Notes