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New Sanrio-themed items to decorate your lily pad
We knew that Sanrio goodies would be coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March, alongside the Sanrio amiibo cards, and eagle-eyed readers may have even been able to identify the furniture pictured on each card. But now we can see how that furniture looks in-game - and there is finally some...
How do you solve a problem like a pun name
The newest Story of Seasons game is already out in Japan, so we're starting to get more information trickling down to us as we wait another month for the western release. A new trailer premiered today, with an English voiceover talking about a year in the life of a farmer, and players have even discovered...
North America gets Bravely Default II posters
What a time to be alive. Following the rather dramatic saga of the Splatoon keyrings and the ongoing difficulty people are having in getting the Mario 35th Anniversary pins, it's MyNintendo's game to lose - all they have to do is keep giving us things we actually want, rather than, you know, phone...
And sort of inventing Pokémon God
There's a Pokémon Presents tomorrow - the Pokémon-flavoured version of a Nintendo Direct - and I should be feeling like a kid on Christmas, since the announcement of a remake for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl seems almost certain. But I feel more like a kid on someone else's birthday: wishing I could
These off-brand Pikas just need a lot of love and maybe plastic surgery
Ever since the birth of Pikachu back in 1996, the little yellow rabbit-mouse has become as much of a mascot of the Pokémon series as Kermit is for The Muppets, the fat cow is for Harvest Moon, and Missile is for Ace Attorney. It's Pikachu's recognisable form that makes it so...
Hack in to the mainframe
Foreclosed manages to hit a bunch of cyberpunk buzzword beats in its one-minute trailer: "jacking in", "blockchain", guns that respond to your ID, and "a system where you're in debt before you're even born". Sounding a lot like The Matrix, and looking a bit like a neon Alan Moore graphic novel, Foreclosed is a...
Mario and Luigi look ready to claim their plumber pensions
Last year was Mario's 35th birthday, and this year is Link's 35th, yet they still look as young and vibrant as ever. Well, sure, Mario still looks like a plumber who enjoys spaghetti a little too much, but Link's most recent reincarnation in Breath of the Wild emerged from a 100-year sleep...
...and it took a really long time
We could argue all day about which Zelda is technically the best. In fact, we often do, especially with the 35th Anniversary of the series this year. But no matter how many times we yell at each other that Majora's Mask is better than Ocarina of Time, or that Oracle of Ages and Seasons a
For people who prize promisingly pixel-perfect pugnacity
It's hard to say exactly when the pixel art renaissance happened. Perhaps it never quite went away. Nevertheless, it continues with the gorgeous-looking roguelite Astral Ascent, from the makers of the Dark Souls-like Dark Devotion. Similar to its predecessor, Astral Ascent is presented in a...
Read all about puddles, sprinklers, and the Witch Princess
Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town will come to the Switch in Japan this Thursday, the 25th February, but for the western world, we won't get our hands on it until the 23rd March. We will, of course, be covering the Japanese reception here on Nintendo Life, but until we can play it for...
Please don't lick the Zagreus game card
Update: 23rd Feb 2021 - UK pre-orders are open now. Well, we were hoping for Zagreus in Smash, but we can settle for Zagreus on our shelf instead. The GOTY of many, Hades, is getting a physical release, which comes with a download code for the fantastic Darren Korb soundtrack and a big book of game art...
Everyone wants to know the Xenoblade lore, of course
Could Xenoblade Chronicles 2 finally be getting the hype it deserves? With just over 2 million sales worldwide since its 2017 release - take Breath of the Wild's 23 million sales as a comparison - it's still the best-selling Xenoblade game by about half a million. Following the announcement that
Huh, we didn't realise Zelda was so popular
In celebration of Zelda's 35th anniversary, journalist Imran Khan spoke to 18 different game developers across the industry for Inverse, including members of Riot Games, Capy, and Phil Spencer himself, the head of Microsoft's Gaming division and the face of Xbox. Although Spencer's quote was a little dry,...
Huggin' and a-kissin', dancin' and a-lovin'
Although it's not about the pandemic (and it's been in development for much longer than we've all been trapped inside), Haven is a game that came at exactly the right time, because its message is all about two lovers, alone together for the foreseeable future. Having escaped the Aviary – a futuristic...
You can find it by following a series of clues
It's Firewatch's Fifth anniversary, and to celebrate the big day, Cabel Sasser - the co-founder of Firewatch publisher, Panic, and co-creator of the PlayDate - tweeted out a big secret about the game. Don't read past this if you want to discover it for yourself! We'll give you a hint: Search for
Book One comes out this September
Ever wonder what all your Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers do without you? Our guess would be that they wander around the town, having banal conversations with each other and literally counting down the amount of time we're gone for so that they can berate us when we return. However, according to the...
Here's where to find Empolego and Bricketot
Ahead of the rumoured reveal of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes for the Switch, one fan has gone above and beyond, recreating the entire Sinnoh region out of LEGO. Don't worry, it's not quite as huge of an undertaking as it sounds - Reddit user Scoutisaspyable, also known as warlordjimbei
Ni No Kuni! Superhot! Bioshock! Among Us!
So, what are you in the market for? We've got whatever it is you crave. We know eShop sales can be overwhelming, scary places, but we're here to guide you through the best of what's on offer. We'll include our review score (and a link to the full review), the discount, and the price, which hopefully will be...
And it'll include all four parts of the story
You already may be aware of the work of narrative-focused indie studio Inkle, thanks to their recent Switch release of Heaven's Vault, or perhaps you know them from their earlier games, 80 Days and the Sorcery! series. Up until now, their fantastic Sorcery! games have remained locked away on PC and...
E. Honda's bathhouse gets a new look
Capcom Arcade Stadium came to Switch yesterday, and people are already finding new secrets and updates in the various arcade games within. In the latest discovery, Twitter user @pomegd (h/t Kotaku) noticed that part of the E. Honda bathhouse stage has been removed for the
Diamond Ore textures are forever
The lead artist of Minecraft, Jappa, just tweeted out a teaser of some updated ore textures, saying that they were designed with colourblind players in mind. All of the ores look a little chunky and have a little more depth to them, and some even have different shapes and colouring to stand out better in the new,...
It joins The Sims and Stardew Valley in this dubious honour
Russia's "gay propaganda" bill - more accurately, the bill "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" - was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin in 2013. The law states that children must be protected from being...
The Titled Groose Game
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. In this piece, Kate defends The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword against its many critics... I bet some of you clicked on that headline to yell "IT WAS ALWAYS GOOD", and you know...
Whodunnit? Probably the developers, we'd guess
You may not have heard of Paradise Killer, the cult-favourite that secured a few GOTY nominations last year thanks to its excellent writing and bizarro cast of characters, but that's ok - it's best if you go into it completely blind, anyway. Fans of Ace Attorney and Danganronpa will love the mystery...