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Round Up The Previews Are In For Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp
Early impressions have arrived
One game we're looking forward to finally getting our hands on here at Nintendo Life is Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp. As mentioned in the title, it includes both of the Game Boy Advance titles, with a number of new features such as online play now included. The first impressions of the upcoming Switch release have...
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Series Launches On Switch Later This Month
The "ultimate" 2D pixel remasters
Last December, Square Enix announced the release of the Final Fantasy I-VI Pixel Remaster for the Switch. More recently, pre-orders were being charged and now the Japanese game company has confirmed the compilation will be released for Nintendo's hybrid system later this month on 19th April. This collection...
News No Man's Sky: Interceptor Update Brings Corruption To The Galaxies' Planets
New enemies, tech, and more
Hello Games has revealed yet another free update for No Man's Sky, just weeks after its last major 'Fractal' update. The new update, dubbed 'Interceptor', brings fresh lore to the game by introducing a new corruption spreading across the universe, adding new enemies to the mix along with new resources and a new Starship...
Hands On Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - Slicker, Shinier, Sassier Strategy
After numerous delays to an initial proposed launch date of December 2021 due to real-world events that Nintendo evidently felt made launching a light-hearted warfare game problematic, Wayforward's Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is finally almost here. Featuring the classic Game Boy Advance campaigns from both Advance Wars and Advance...
News Fire Emblem Engage Version 2.0.0 Is Now Live, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Wave 4 of the Expansion Pass has arrived
Fire Emblem Engage has had an update jumping all the way up to Version 2.0.0. This update makes way for Wave 4 of the game's Expansion Pass content. Apart from this, an "update bonus" has been added, collaboration content with the mobile app Fire Emblem Heroes can now be downloaded and various issues have...
News Miyamoto On New Mario Game: "Please Stay Tuned For Future Nintendo Directs"
Nintendo is "always working on Mario"
The Super Mario Bros. Movie makes its debut around the world today and as part of this Shigeru Miyamoto has been talking about the future of Mario in general. During an interview with Variety, Miyamoto was asked about when fans could expect a "new Mario game"? With a big grin on his face, he told fans to be on...
News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection Switch Update Arrives Today
Enjoy new online options & bonus content
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection set a new gold standard for retro collections when it launched on the Nintendo Switch last August, and since then Digital Eclipse has bolstered it a number of updates. The next one is out today and will be delivered across all platforms including the...
Video Let's Discuss That Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Trailer
Felix and Alex combine their thoughts
A week ago at the time of writing, Nintendo finally lifted the curtain on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - properly, this time. We were treated to a whole ten minutes' worth of gameplay footage from the upcoming game, giving us a glimpse at Link's four new abilities: Recall, Fuse, Ultrahand, and...
News Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Soundtrack Out July, Will Include Volume 4 DLC Music
Is Volume 4 coming soon, then?
The official soundtrack for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches on 29th July 2023, exactly a year after the game's release. The Limited Edition will be available first, with the Regular Edition coming out on 2nd August 2023. Announced today by Procyon Studio — the video game music company founded by the lead composer on...
News Nintendo Announces Splatoon 3 European Championship 2023
Coming to 12 European regions
After Splatoon 3 was released in September of last year, we did wonder whether the European championship would return with it. Well, it looks like this is the case, as Nintendo has today announced that the competition is returning for 2023. The details are a little thin on the event for the moment, but we do know that...
News Devolver Digital Acquires 'Gato Roboto' And 'Gunbrella' Dev Doinksoft
"A historic moment"
Publisher Devolver Digital has announced that it has acquired Doinksoft, the developer behind Gato Roboto, the physical exclusive Demon Throttle, and the upcoming run 'n' gun title Gunbrella. Announced via Twitter, Devolver calls the acqusition "a historic moment" and included a rather amusing accompanying image that will look...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online N64 Library With Another Game Next Week
Pokémon Stadium returns
Nintendo has announced it will be adding the original Pokémon Stadium to the Switch N64 service next week on 12th April. This arena battle title was first released in 2000 and features "the original 151 Pokémon" from the Pokémon Red Version, Pokémon Blue Version and
News Nintendo Is Officially Done With Kirby's 30th Anniversary Celebrations
We're not entirely sure if this one needed to be announced, but it has been... and it's the confirmation on Nintendo's end that celebrations of the pink puff are now officially over! Yes, don't even try to celebrate his 30th anniversary past this date, because according to a message on social media, Nintendo is moving on - just like it did...
Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley: Pride Of The Valley Update Release Date And Contents
Hear us roar
Disney Dreamlight Valley is bringing in more content from The Lion King with its next new update — Pride of the Valley The April update was teased way back at the beginning of the year, and we got a brief sneak peek at it during the February 2023 Nintendo Direct, but now we know when it's coming, and what to expect from this year's...
News After 30 Years, Cannon Dancer Will Finally Be Out On Consoles Next Week
The unofficial sequel to Strider is almost here
Cannon Dancer - Osman — affectionately dubbed "the unofficial sequel to Strider" — will finally be playable on consoles from 13th April 2023 with both a physical and digital launch. After its original eShop release date slipped from both January and March to April (spotted by gosokkyu, via Tim
Video 10 Exciting Games Coming To Nintendo Switch In April 2023
Mega Man, Advance Wars, and more
It's April already? Crikey. Yes, another month is here, and that means there's a tasty handful of new games to look forward to in the coming weeks. March brought us excellent titles like Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, Have A Nice Death, and more. Can April...
UK Charts Mario Keeps Nintendo In The Top Ten As Resident Evil 4 Dominates
Odyssey continues to sell well
This week's UK charts are now in and this one is once again a slightly quieter affair for Nintendo titles in the top ten, with only three Switch games making the cut. As is to be expected, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Minecraft appear in the ten best-selling games of this week in fifth and tenth places respectively (it...
News Nintendo Will Repair Out-Of-Warranty Joy-Con For Free In The UK, EEA, Switzerland
Policy change extends free Joy-Con drift repairs to new territories
Updated with Nintendo UK's official statement at the bottom of the page. Nintendo will now offer free repairs of faulty Joy-Con to Switch owners in the UK, European Economic Area, and Switzerland. This is according to an update to the company's support page on its UK site (which...
News The Next Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Has Been Announced
All about Ditto
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's next Tera Raid Battle event has been revealed and this one will see Ditto getting some time in the limelight. The news was shared on Twitter by @SerebiiNet from which we learnt that the transforming Normal-Type will be appearing in five-star raids from 7th-9th April. During these raids, Ditto will...
News Co-Op Adventure 'Blanc' Gets Sizeable Update, Here Are The Patch Notes
Gameplay and connectivity fixes inbound
Developer Casus Ludi has released a sizeable patch for its co-op adventure game Blanc, addressing numerous issues identified with gameplay, connectivity, controls, and more. The game itself is a fun little outing for two players both local and online, offering up around two hours' worth of gameplay featuring...
News Team Nessie Is Victorious In Splatoon 3's Monster Mashup Splatfest
Update #2: The results are in
Update #2 [Mon 3rd Apr, 2023 09:30 BST]: Team Nessie has emerged as the winner of Splatoon 3's monster-themed Splatfest. It was a tight one, however, with less than 3% in it at the halftime report, where Team Nessie established their lead. Team Aliens came in second, while Bigfoot landed in last. Update [Fri 31st...
Guide How To Save Money On Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero DLC
Best deals, cheapest prices + discounts!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are being treated to an all-new DLC expansion in 2023, The Hidden Treasure Of Area Zero. Buying the expansion grants you access to two chunks of additional content – The Teal Mask which will become available in fall 2023, and The Indigo Disk which arrives later in winter 2023...
News Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition Outlines DLC Roadmap For Switch
'Extinction' arrives this month
Apart from the news Ark 2 would be getting delayed from 2023 to "late 2024" and the announcement of a remaster of the original game for next-generation platforms, Studio Wildcard this weekend revealed the roadmap for Ark: Ultimate Survivor Edition on Nintendo Switch. Here are the release dates - reconfirming the...
Feature Nintendo eShop Selects - March 2023
Our picks for the best eShop games in March
A previous version of this article included the February 2023 poll. We've since updated this list with the March 2023 poll. We apologise for the error. We're officially one-quarter of the way through 2023. Time really needs to slow down, because our backlog and wishlist are expanding at pretty much the...
Poll Will You Be Getting The New Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch OLED?
Launching later this month
Earlier this week, we got our first proper look at the gameplay in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. In the same update, Nintendo also finally lifted the lid on the themed OLED and even revealed a Pro Controller and carry case to go with it. Now that we've had some time to absorb this massive announcement, we're...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Atelier Ryza 3?
Or is it a secret?
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key launched recently just over a week ago, and fans of the series have had a good chunk of time to get familiar with Ryza's latest adventure in alchemy. In our review of the game, we called it "a heady mix of exploration, crafting and combat that benefits greatly from a...
News SNK Announces The King Of Fighters XIII Global Match For Nintendo Switch
"The pinnacle of 2D sprite-based fighting is back"
At EVO Japan 2023 this weekend, SNK announced it would be releasing The King of Fighters XIII Global Match for the Switch. It's released a teaser trailer, which you can view above (warning: flashing lights). This new version will include overhauled rollback netcode and improved online...
Guide Best Funny Games On Switch - Games That'll Make You Wii Yourself
Urine for a treat
We're resharing this list in honour of April Fools' Day. We all need a good laugh when everyone's trying to pull the wool over our eyes! What does it mean to be funny? Merriam-Webster defines funny as "affording light mirth and laughter", and in these dark times, don't we all need a little bit of Light Mirth? Well, do we have...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (April 1st)
One week ago today we were looking at the calendar and commenting on how things seemed pretty quiet for Nintendo to round out March and then out of nowhere — boom! — we're hit with our first proper look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and everything changed. Yes, this was the week that we fell thoroughly back into the...
News Switch eShop's Massive Bethesda Sale Includes Skyrim For "Lowest Price Ever" (US)
And many other bargains
There's a new Bethesda sale on the Switch eShop and series like Elder Scrolls and Doom have seen some massive price cuts. Both The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and DOOM Eternal are going for their "lowest prices ever" on this particular digital storefront, so if you've been holding out for a sale - now might finally be the time...
Rumour The Infamous Phillips CD-i Zelda Games Are Being Remastered For Switch
Yes, this was a little April Fools gag — we hope you enjoyed it! We've received word from a source close to Nintendo that the Phillips CD-i Legend of Zelda games are coming to Switch later this year, and that Nintendo is reportedly saving the announcement for a Nintendo Direct this summer, with a planned shadow drop. Three Zelda...
Video 3 Great Switch Games You Might Have Missed In March 2023
Have you played these?
We're back with our new monthly video recapping some hidden gems on the Switch eShop, and we've got three cracking games for you this time around. We say "we", but we actually mean Alex, Zion, and Felix over on our YouTube. Admittedly, Nintendo's had a bit of a quiet month on its home console, with only Bayonetta Origins:...
Guide Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For April And May 2023
Zelda! Advance Wars! Minecraft!
Another month down means we're another month closer to finally getting our hands on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Squee! That, and plenty of other exciting titles, are headed our way over the next couple of months. Below, we've been busy rounding up our usual selection of games headed to retail in the...
Review GrimGrimoire OnceMore - Magical Quality Of Life Additions Refine Repetitive RTS
Time is an unending circle
Learning magic is full of danger. One day you’re just getting your head around the basics of summoning different creatures and the next you’re stuck in an inexplicable time loop to prevent a trapped Archmage from reclaiming an artifact of unimaginable power. At least, that’s the way things go in GrimGrimoire OnceMore...
News Kirby Is Officially A BAFTA Winner, Takes Home Best Family Game
Kirby and the Forgotten Land was Nintendo's only win
Nintendo and the 'Best Family Game' award are bedfellows at this point. And last night's BAFTA Game Awards continued this trend by awarding Kirby and the Forgotten Land with the trophy. But hey, Kirby is a BAFTA winner now, and that's pretty cool! (Thanks GamesIndustry.biz.) Kirby's 3D adventure...
News Action RPG 'Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai' Gets Worldwide Launch This Fall
Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai, the video game based on the popular Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai manga from the '80s and '90s, has been confirmed for a worldwide release this Fall, Square Enix has announced (thanks, Gematsu!). The action RPG was confirmed
News Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Version 1.2.0 Bug Supposedly Corrupting Save Files
Update: Saves are reportedly being restored
Update #2 [Fri 31st Mar, 2023 08:35 BST]: Serebii.net webmaster Joe Merrick has provided another update about this issue via social media: "Getting reports of more people from outside of Japan who reported the save bug getting contacted for their saves to be restored. Glad this is getting fixed, even...
News Splatoon 3 Version 3.1.0 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
Stay fresh with this new update
Update [Fri 31st Mar, 2023 03:35 BST]: Here's your reminder that Version 3.1.0 is now live for Splatoon 3. On a related note, Nintendo has released a new batch of custom Splatoon icons for Switch Online members: Original story [Thu 30th Mar, 2023 03:30 BST]: Nintendo is still showing strong support for Splatoon 3...
News Sega Explains Why Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Costs $80
"That is a lot of content and gameplay"
At Nintendo's February Direct Showcase, Sega and Atlus announced they would be bringing the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection to the Switch eShop on 1st June for $80 USD. The game's price point has raised some discussion online and in a recent interview with IGN, Sega of America justified the cost with the...
Feature Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Trailer - Every New Detail Revealed
Updated with even more details!
We've updated the following list with even more details that we have noticed since the gameplay trailer dropped — and you can see them all in the video above courtesy of the lovely Alex-from-Nintendo-Life. For the big announcements and the blink-and-you'll-miss-it hints, this list has it all (or at least, all that...
News Paper Mario-Like 'Born Of Bread' Bakes Its Way Onto Switch This Summer
Do you knead it?
Publisher Dear Villagers has today announced that the upcoming baked goods-based RPG Born of Bread will be rising to the occasion on Switch this summer. Recently displayed at PAX East where we got a chance to go hands-on with the demo, Born of Bread is a Paper Mario-like RPG from developers WildArts Games where you take control of...
Japanese Charts Atelier Ryza 3 Debuts In Third As Resident Evil 4 Knocks Kirby Off The Top Spot
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet creep up on 5 million copies sold
The latest Japanese charts are in from Famitsu (via Gematsu) and this week sees two new titles thrown into the mix — though the familiar classics continue to put up big numbers. Resident Evil 4 on the PS5 and PS4 take the top two spots this time around, selling 89,662 and 85,371 copies...
Nintendo Download 30th March (North America)
Dredge! GrimGrimoire OnceMore! Lunark!
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: GrimGrimoire OnceMore (NIS America,...
News Atari's 'Akka Arrh' Gets A Europe-Only SE Physical Release With Mini Arcade Cabs
Papercraft cabs coming to Switch, PS4, PS5
Jeff Minter's modern reworking of Atari's Akka Arrh — originally a prototype that never saw release until its official debut as part of the Atari 50 collection — is set to get a Europe-only Special Edition physical release on Switch, PS4, and PS5 courtesy of Numskull Games. Limited Run Games has a...
News Remaster Of Owlboy Dev's Debut Title, Savant - Ascent, Shoots Onto Switch This Summer
New stages, bosses, power-ups and soundtrack
D-Pad Studios might be best known for its story-based platformer Owlboy, but it is worth remembering that the developers were in fact behind another game prior to this, Savant - Ascent, and, neatly, that game is about to turn ten years old. So what exactly does turning ten mean for this gorgeous...
News Bayonetta (Physical) Is Back In Stock On My Nintendo Stores In Europe
"You've played enough hide-and-seek, my scurrying little friend"
Last year, it was announced that the original Bayonetta would be getting a physical release having been exclusive to the eShop on Switch since the port arrived back in 2018. Physical Switch game collectors rejoiced and all was well. However, following delays, and having released...
News Indie Dev Headcannon Confirms It Helped Sega Update Sonic Origins Plus
"We can’t wait for you to experience it!"
You might recall how the Sonic Mania developer Headcannon had some involvement in Sonic Origins. Now, following the announcement of Sonic Origins Plus, the "indie game and utilities" developer has confirmed it's "once again" cooperated with Sega to this time update t
Guide Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Regulation Set C - Best Pokémon Teams For Ranked Double Battles
Chi-Yu is gonna be a problem
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are burning through Ranked Double Battle formats like a Skeledirge burning through a Grass-type team with Torch Song. The initial Ranked Series 1 limited the official competitive format to regular Paldean Pokémon. The recent Ranked Series 2 allo
Soapbox Nobody Does 'More Of The Same' Better Than Nintendo
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, in response to the disappointment among some Zelda fans who (from what we've seen so far) think Tears of the Kingdom is looking too similar to BOTW, Alana looks back on some past...
News Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Pre-Orders Being Charged, Launch Date Reveal "Not Quite Ready"
Anything but crystal clear
The Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters are due to release in spring 2023, which means the collection of classic Final Fantasy titles should be just around the corner. We don't have a date yet, and it sounds like Square Enix isn't ready to reveal that date yet, either — except pre-orders have started being charged. Over on...
News Good Smile Expands Undertale Nendoroid Range With 'The Human', Pre-Orders Now Open
Joining sans, Papyrus and Undyne
Good Smile Company has announced that its range of Undertale Nendoroid figures is growing as The Human will enter the fray later on this year. The figure comes with an "Expressionless face" Face Plate and a number of optional parts including a SOUL heart, Flowey and a special hand so that the figure can hold onto...
News Score Up To 30% Off Selected Shmups In Live Wire's Spring eShop Sale
Radiant Silvergun, Mushihimesama and more
Publisher Live Wire has announced its Spring Sale for the Switch eShop across all regions, with up to 30% off selected shmup titles. The savings are available right now and will be sticking around until 16th April, so you have plenty of time to snag one game at a discounted price and play it through before...
News Gorgeous New Teslagrad 2 Images Showcase More Metroidvania Magnet-Magic
Feel the pull
After being officially announced way back in September 2020, it was a nice surprise to see Teslagrad 2 — the follow-up to Rain Games' critically-acclaimed metroidvania — appear at last year's Future Games Show. Now the good folk over at Modus Games have given us a closer look at the upcoming title with some magnetic
News Dungeons & Dragons DLC Rolls Into Minecraft This Spring
Live and let dice
As a part of the recent D&D Direct presentation, we got our first look at some brand-new Dungeons & Dragons-themed Minecraft DLC that will be adventuring its way into the game at some point this spring (thanks, Polygon). While the above trailer might not give the most precise details in regard to the DLC's release date, it...
Guide Amazon Spring Sale: Best Deals On Nintendo Switch Consoles, Games And Accessories
Update: It's the final day!
Update [Wed 29th March, 9am BST]: Today is the final day of Amazon's Spring Sale. Just like yesterday, we'll be updating this page throughout the day with any new and exciting deals that appear so keep checking back. All deals end at 23:59pm tonight, Wednesday 29th. Amazon UK's huge Spring Sale is now underway offering...
News New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Distribution Event Announced
Unlock a flying pig
Tera Raid Battles are getting announced on a regular basis for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, but what about free Pokémon giveaways? Well, if you happen to be located in North America, the good news is video game retail chain Game Stop has announced it will be giving out a free code. If you head into your local GameStop this...
Review MLB The Show 23 - A Solid Inning On Switch With A Stellar Storylines Mode
Whiffs and Dingers
For the second year running, SIE San Diego's MLB The Show franchise lands on Nintendo Switch and, this time around, history takes centre stage with a new Storylines mode giving players the opportunity to learn about some of the all-time great baseballers from the Negro Leagues. It’s undoubtedly the highlight of an outing that...
Random Tears Of The Kingdom's 'Ultrahand' Is A Loving Nod To Nintendo's Past
In today's The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay trailer, we found out that yes, Link can indeed build vehicles. And he does this using the brand new ability 'Ultrahand'. Now, if you've been around these parts for a while, then you probably spotted this name and went "wait, what, Ultra Hand? Like the 1960s toy?" And...
Guide Where To Pre-Order Pikmin 4 On Switch - Best Deals And Cheapest Prices
Get a discount on Pikmin 4
With so many exciting releases taking place throughout early 2023, including the likes of Metroid Prime Remastered and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it's important to remember that Pikmin 4 is also just around the corner! This long-awaited sequel to Pikmin 3 launches on Nintendo Switch on 21st July 2023 and...
Guide Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: Everything We Know So Far
We collect every shred of information on the BOTW sequel
Update: Reviews are live, and as far as the critics are concerned, TOTK is a winner: <related ids="148637,149290"> Polishing off the last few shrines and giving Calamity Ganon what for in the final battle of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was a bittersweet act. After such a...
News Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Cast Shows Off Weird And Wonderful Skills In New Trailer
Meet the World Detective Organisation
Spike Chunsoft has released a brand new trailer introducing us to Master Detective Archives: Rain Code's World Detective Organisation. This is actually part two of the showcase, so make sure you go and check out that first WDO trailer from February. We've met a handful of these characters before,
News Nintendo Reveals Official Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Switch OLED
Plus a new Pro Controller and Case
Update [Tue 28th Mar, 2023 15:17 BST]: Well, that didn't take long, did it? As a part of today's The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay trailer release, Nintendo has revealed the first official look at the game's tie-in special edition Switch OLED as well as a new Pro Controller and Carry Case Set to...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Trailer Gets Creative With Vehicle Building, Fused Weapons
A brand new gameplay trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally here, and this is our best look yet at the highly anticipated open-world adventure. We got a good look at this skyward world of Hyrule, along with a handful of new abilities that Link will be able to use during his adventure. And also, Eiji Aonuma...
News Ubisoft Has Decided To Skip E3 2023, Will Now Host Its Own 'Ubisoft Forward' Event
The French publisher will "move in a different direction"
Ubisoft has announced it will no longer be attending E3 2023. In an update, the French video game company revealed it would instead be hosting its own separate event this June. In a statement to our friends at VGC, Ubisoft explained how it had decided to move in a "different direction", with...
News Samba De Amigo: Party Central Welcomes Sonic To The Maraca Mayhem
Shake your speed shoes
Samba de Amigo: Party Central will be getting Sonic the Hedgehog content when it launches exclusively on Switch this summer. The blue blur will be joining the maraca-shaking monkey on the stage with two Sonic songs — 'Escape from the City' from Sonic Adventure 2 and 'Fist Bump' from Sonic Forces. There's also a stage based...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Gameplay Trailer Drops Today, 28th March 2023
And a whole 10 minutes, too!
The silence is over! The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is getting a focused gameplay trailer tomorrow, 28th March. At 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST tomorrow (or 12am AET on 29th March), Nintendo is dropping a brand new video focused entirely on the highly anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild. Series producer...
UK Charts Super Mario Odyssey Continues To Sell Well In A Quieter Week For Nintendo
Switch takes only three spots in the top ten
The latest UK boxed charts data is here and this one paints a slightly quieter week for Nintendo amidst some tough competition. Continuing its triumphant return from last week, Super Mario Odyssey has managed to improve on its previous numbers and this time manages to land in seventh place thanks to some...
News Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Was Developed For Switch First
Producer Ryo Ishida reveals
Last year's Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series — a remastered compilation of two classic PlayStation and PS2 platformers — was actually developed for Switch first, producer Ryo Ishida has revealed. In an interview in the newest issue of Lost In Cult (via Nintendo Everything), Ishida shares some brief insight into the...
News Another Nintendo Switch Online Seven-Day Free Trial Is Now Available (Europe)
A week-long taster
Nintendo has announced that another seven-day free trial is now available for Nintendo Switch Online. This offer will be sticking around until 2nd April over on the My Nintendo Store, and it can even be used by those who redeemed the last free trial earlier this month. During the seven-day trial period, you will be able to use...
News Next Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet And Violet Tera Raid Battle Event Revealed
The next 7-Star Tera Raid Battle Event has been announced for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and this one will see Samurott taking centre stage. This news was shared on the official Japanese Pokémon Twitter account (via Serebii), from which we learnt that the fully-evolved form of the Gen V starter would be available in-game...
Watch Splatoon 3 NA Championship & Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Cup Live From PAX East 2023
Update [Sun 26th March]: A reminder that the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Championship Cup is currently taking place at the PAX Arena, and the Splatoon 3 North American Championship 2023 will be streaming from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT live from Boston. Original Story: Earlier this week, we heard how Nintendo's upcoming release The Legend of...
Feature 8 Switch Games We've Played At PAX East 2023 - Here's What We Thought
Hands-on impressions of the show's Switch offerings
PAX East 2023 is happening — right now, as you're reading this! — and Nintendo Life is there sampling lots of juicy upcoming Switch releases. The Boston event is running from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th March 2023 and in this feature we'll be recording our hands-on impressions of the various...
Reminder Unlock A Special Fire Emblem Engage Theme In Tetris 99 This Weekend
And restore peace to the realm
Update [Sun 26th Mar, 2023 06:05 BST]: Here's your reminder that there's currently a special Fire Emblem Engage event taking place in Tetris 99 this weekend. If you participate, you'll unlock a special theme! Original article [Wed 22nd Mar, 2023 01:15 GMT]: A few months after the release of Fire Emblem Engage on...
News LEGO 2K Drive Open To Crossovers With Other IP
"Anything is possible in LEGO"
LEGO thrives off crossovers nowadays, so what are the chances we'll see something like the Batmobile or X-Wing in the upcoming racing game LEGO 2K Drive? During a recent chat with Wccftech, the game's creative director Brian Silva was asked this exact question. Although nothing was outright confirmed, Silva did...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Manga Up For Grabs At Free Comic Book Day 2023
Featuring Kirby, too
Nintendo fans will want to keep an eye out for the free manga up for grabs on Comic Book Day this year. This year participating comic book stores will be offering a two-in-one 'Animal Crossing & Kirby Manga Mania' by VIZ Media. It's mostly Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary, as you can see, but it's also...
Hands On Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life - The Harvest Moon GameCube Classic Returns On Switch
PAX East 2023 is currently taking place and our American-based video producer Zion has kept himself busy over the past few days checking out the latest and greatest releases. One, in particular, he got some time to sit down with was the upcoming Marvelous / XSEED title Story Of Seasons: A Wonderful Life - a remake of the 2003...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (March 25th)
Sunsetting those eShops
Ahh... The weekend. It's been a bit of a quieter week in the world of Nintendo, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a number of interesting stories to highlight. In confirmation of rumours circling the internet, Sega announced that it will be releasing Sonic Origins Plus in June, bringing Amy to the fold and adding...
News Disney Speedstorm Reveals New Competitive Mode "Regulated Multiplayer"
"Pure racing skill will decide the outcome of the race"
Kart racers can be fun, but sometimes they're just plain unfair when you're outplayed by some higher-tier opponent or item you can't even defend yourself against. Disney Speedstorm aims to give racers a more even playing field with a new mode called "regulated multiplayer". In an update via...
News LEGO 2K Drive Will Include Real Money Transactions
It's a "live service" with seasonal updates & "drive pass"
LEGO 2K Drive got announced for the Nintendo Switch earlier this week and if you have been wondering about whether or not there'll be an option to spend money on the game, it seems there will be. A 2K representative has told Wccftech there will be "real money" in play. While players earn...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom's Gnarly Master Sword Patented By Nintendo
But what does it mean!?
A new patent related to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been spotted, and its for a new piece of artwork of Link's rather weird-looking Master Sword. The Tears of the Kingdom subreddit has been scrambling for reasons as to why this new piece of art has been patented by Nintendo for any scraps of lore they can...
News Project EGG Could Bring MSX, PC-98, And Neo Geo Titles To Switch
From Wii retro specialists D4 Enterprise
D4 Enterprise has revealed that it's bringing games from its online digital storefront, Project EGG (Engrossing Game Gallery), to Switch in the future. The retro games distribution service acts as a place to play officially emulated rereleases of older Japanese PC, arcade, and console games. Announcing the...
News AK-xolotl Boasts Cute Visuals And Fast-Paced Bullet Hell Action
Can anyone say Gungeon?
If you're looking for a game that will conjure up some nostalgic memories of Enter the Gungeon, then AK-xolotl might just be the thing you're looking for. Coming from publisher Playstack, AK-xolotl is a top-down roguelike with bullet hell gameplay and randomly generated rooms. Don't let the cute visuals fool you; this is a...
News Kraino Origins Brings 'Tough-As-Nails' Retro Platforming To Switch This Year
A good death?
If you're a fan of challenging retro platformers, then you'll want to keep an eye on this one. Publisher Elden Pixels is bringing Kraino Origins to the Switch later in 2023, with the game boasting stylish combat, stunning visuals, optional retro filters, and more. You'll be going up against monsters, zombies, and ghosts, dispatching...
News Switch Online N64 Wireless Controller Back In Stock In Europe
Update: Live now, so get in there quick!
Update #2 [Fri 24th Mar, 2023 09:49 GMT]: The UK and EU My Nintendo Stores have the NSO Nintendo 64 pads in stock at the time of writing. Purchases are limited to four per person. If you've been waiting for these hard-to-get controllers to come back in stock, now's the time to jump on them. <products...
News Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon Double Pack Physical Switch Release Announced
Coming to Japan this July
Inti Creates has announced it will be releasing a double pack of the Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon games. It will contain the first game and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 and is officially titled Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Chronicles. The catch at the moment is that it's only been confirmed for Japan - with...
News A New Pokémon Distribution Event Has Been Announced For Japan
Unlock a special Pikachu
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has been running Tera Raid Battle events and even some item distributions like no tomorrow, but unfortunately, there's not been quite as many gifts and Pokémon giveaways. If you happen to be located in Japan though, there'll soon be a "special Pikachu" at Pokémon Centers and Pokémon Stores...
PSA A New Limited-Time Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battle Is Now Live
Catch a Blissey
Earlier this week, The Pokémon Company announced its next Tera Raid Battle for the Switch release Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. This event is now officially underway - running from now until 26th March. Trainers will be able to catch a Blissey. These Blissey come in various Tera Types and will also yield some delightful rewards...
News Squid Sisters To Debut New Song At Splatoon 3's Next Splatfest, Here's A Sneak Peek
Take a trip back to Inkopolis
Nintendo hasn't completely forgotten about the Squid Sisters. The recent Splatoon 3 DLC saw them make a return and now in a surprise update, they'll be debuting a new song. It's officially titled 'Tomorrow's Nostalgia Today' and there's been a video clip of it uploaded on Nintendo's official YouTube channel. Here's a...
News Five Nights At Freddy's: Security Breach Gets Surprise Announcement For Switch
Quite the shock!
Five Nights At Freddy's: Security Breach has popped up at this year's Game Developers Conference and PAX East 2023 - confirming the survival horror game is on its way to the Nintendo Switch. There's no release date just yet or proper reveal, but GameXplain has uploaded three minutes of Switch gameplay. This title was originally...
Poll What Are Your Hype Levels For Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom?
Off the charts?
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is only 50 days away from its launch on May 12th, 2023 at the time of writing, and our hype levels here at Nintendo Life are through the roof. Despite the fact that Nintendo is keeping the game very close to its chest (and if this is a concern for you, then our Video Producer Felix has the...
News Latest 'Molly Medusa' Trailer Is Dripping With Zelda: Wind Waker Inspiration
Game launches next month
If the debut trailer for Molly Medusa: Queen of Spit didn't remind you of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, then the second trailer certainly will. From publisher Burning Planet, Molly Medusa will be launching on Switch on April 20th, 2023. The latest trailer showcases some of the characters you'l
News Sonic Origins Plus Officially Announced For June, Adds Amy And 12 Game Gear Games
Update: Sega releases trailer
Update: It's official — Sonic Origins Plus is coming to Switch on 23rd June, which is Sonic's birthday and directly one year after the release of Sonic Origins. A physical version has been confirmed by Sega which includes a reversible cover (think Sonic Mania Plus) and an art book. You can pre-order the physical...
News Lord Of The Rings: Gollum Launches On 25th May, But "Later" On Switch
Still planned for 2023, my precioussses
Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon have announced that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is launching on 25th May for PC and consoles... except Nintendo Switch. According to the press release, the Switch version is still in the works and "planned for later this year". The most recent news on the game came earlier...
News Acclaimed TMNT Graphic Novel 'The Last Ronin' Is Getting A Video Game
No dates or platforms announced
A brand new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game based on The Last Ronin, the 2020 graphic novel miniseries, is currently in development. Doug Rosen, Paramount Global's senior vice president for games and emerging media, confirmed this in an interview with Polygon. The Last Ronin is a critically-acclaimed graphic novel...
Japanese Charts Bayonetta Origins Makes A Lukewarm Debut
Kirby continues to dominate
We have the latest Japanese charts for you and it's largely a familiar sight this week, with Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe maintaining its lead with another 25,201 copies sold. Meanwhile, Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon has made its own debut in the top ten, coming in at number six with 6,474 copies...
Random Twitch Streamer Aims To Beat Breath Of The Wild With Ocarina Controller
Ridiculous Zelda challenges are our favourite, and they don't come more fun, amusing, and dedicated than what gv_mimi is attempting. The Twitch streamer is aiming to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by using a custom-made ocarina controller. (Thanks, Polygon!) gv_mimi's most recent accomplishment in BOTW is taking down...
News Little Friends: Puppy Island Is Looking To Scratch That Cosy Nintendogs Itch
Who's a good boy?
Nintendo doesn't seem to be very interested in reviving the Nintendogs franchise for the time being (well if you ignore the recent patent that cropped up), so it's fallen to publisher Fireshine Games to pick up the pieces with Little Friends: Puppy Island, a cosy simulation game that sees you take care of your very own pooch on a...
Nintendo Download 23rd March (North America)
Atelier Ryza 3! Gripper! Storyteller!
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: MLB The Show 23 (Sony Interactive...
Review Blade Assault - A Competent 2D Roguelite In Desperate Need Of Sharpening
To be blunt
It must be tough being a developer in the roguelite space these days. The absolute explosion of popularity this genre has enjoyed over the past several years has led to an impressive number of innovative new titles that find cool ways to create new play experiences or reinterpret old ones, but competition has never been higher and the...
Hands On LEGO 2K Drive Is A Wild Ride, But Will It Prove Too Much For Switch?
Building a new LEGOcy
If you cast your mind back to February 2022, you might remember word of a brand new partnership between 2K and LEGO, with the potential for a number of brick-built sports games on the horizon. Those with a good memory (or those who have quickly googled it since reading the last sentence) might recall rumours of a Lego-themed...
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