Update: North America confirmed, too
Update: Offer also applies to North America: With over 26 million subscribers, Switch Online has done well for Nintendo. Granting players access to online multiplayer, cloud saves,
Much of its software apparently remains "unannounced"
A new report from Bloomberg claims Nintendo is gearing up for "record software and Switch sales" this year, which obviously leads into the next fiscal year for the company. The surge in sales will supposedly come from the release of the rumoured new model system featuring an OLED display. This...
Another reason to buy it (again)
Since announcing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch, Nintendo has been continually reminding fans on social media that this version of the game will be a better experience than the original Wii release. In its latest post on Twitter, it notes how the controls in the game have been recreated and are...
Based on "total lifetime dollar sales"
The latest NPD data has revealed "total lifetime dollar sales" of Switch hardware in the US has now surpassed the Nintendo DS. This apparently makes the system the second "best-selling" Nintendo platform "in tracked history" within the country. The Wii is still in the top spot. Overall, this supposedly makes...
Welcome back, you lovely lot, to Box Art Brawl — our poll-filled series to find out your favourite regional retro box art variants from two or more contestants. It's been over a month since the last Brawl but following some time off to train up and recuperate, we're back once again to wreak havoc on video game covers of yesteryear...
Wants to go "well beyond" smartphones
The hunt for the existence of a new Nintendo Switch continues, so what's the latest? YouTuber Doctre81, who has identified games like Apex Legends coming to Switch years ahead of the official reveal, believes he's uncovered evidence that backs up existing reports of a Switch featuring an
A multi-format menagerie
Nintendo’s handheld console upgrades were so common for so long you could practically set your watch by them: the leap from Game Boy to Game Boy Color via the Pocket; the GBA’s evolution from its original battery powered form to the blazing intensity of the Micro’s beautiful
And is the second best-selling game of 2021
NPD sales tracking data has revealed Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has experienced a strong start in the US, in terms of sales. In its launch month of February, the game was ranked as the best-selling game and the second best-selling game of 2021. Notably, this doesn't include its digital sales...
Official announcement supposedly expected in the "coming days"
Word on the street is that Nintendo of America is supposedly closing its official support forums after more than a decade. This information comes from Nintendo Everything via a post on the Nintendo subreddit. Users referred to as "top members" have allegedly been sent an email about the...
Remember the ARMS graphic novel series that Dark Horse Comics has been working on for a number of years now? Well, it's reportedly been cancelled. Following on from an update last year, when a Dark Horse representative said the comic book giant was still intending to go ahead with the project, comic writer Ian Flynn has now seemingly confirmed...
Happy MAR10 Day!
It's 10th March today and that means it's officially Mario day. While there's a sale and more to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary, unfortunately, Nintendo's Japanese customer support Twitter account has dampened the mood with yet another reminder the company will end the Super Mario Bros. 35 service on
Save On Super Mario Maker 2, Luigi's Mansion 3 and more
It's been a mixed time for Super Mario fans lately. After successfully launching Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury last month, the threat of delisting still looms for several Super Mario games
"features like a stamina gauge"
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword might not necessarily be everyone's favourite entry in the Zelda series, but according to Nintendo, it put a lot of foundations in place for the Wii U swan song and Switch launch title, Breath of the Wild. Nintendo has used this as yet another opportunity on social media to promote...
"I know of at least one"
Bloomberg published a story earlier this week about Nintendo's plans to release a new Switch model that would come equipped with a Samsung OLED display which will consume less battery, and offer higher contrast and possibly even a faster response time. It's reportedly a 7-inch, 720p-resolution panel and will be able to...
Mass production of new panels expected to begin this June
We've just reached the four year anniversary of the Nintendo Switch, and admittedly, compared to next-generation devices, the hybrid system is starting to show its age. How will Nintendo combat a possible decline in sales then? According to a new report from Bloomberg, the video game giant...
"Like it or not, it’s not up to me"
Later today, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will be showcasing the new DLC fighters. This time around, it's Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and they just so happen to be another set of sword users. In the lead-up to this broadcast, Sakurai appeared on the latest episode of...
One more time
Between higher-profile casualties like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Super Mario Bros. 35, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, it's easy to forget that Game &
Says it's "perfect" for Switch Lite players
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii was originally built from the ground-up for motion controls. As a result, there's a lot of swinging involved, and well, if you played back in 2011, you might recall how it was quite a workout. Some players also encountered a number of issues. Motion...
You can probably guess what's been improved
Well, here we are in 2021 - production of the 3DS has been discontinued and the focus is now entirely on the Switch, which is almost four years old. Despite everything happening with Nintendo's hybrid platform, it seems the video game giant has still got enough time in its busy schedule to update older...
"There’s always a risk of destroying the Nintendo brand"
Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa's recent Nikkei interview has given us much to consider. Reconfirming that cloud gaming isn't a "top priority" for Nintendo presently, he also took this opportunity to dive into discussions about Nintendo's development philosophy. As translated by
"Our strategy is to grow the population of people who play video games"
Shuntaro Furukawa is a busy man lately. As we head towards the new financial year next month, Nintendo's President has been occupied with Nintendo's latest financial reports, outlining their long-term plans for Switch. On top of this, he's recently sat down with
"Everyone who wanders into this land is changed to a shape that reflects his true nature"
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 talks...
And save states
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, Gavin looks back at the first sequel in the series, and one of the last entries he...
Return to the fairway this June
June and July are set to be an exciting period for the Switch, with Nintendo releasing Mario Golf: Super Rush and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. The other day we got a look at the box art of Skyward Sword and now Nintendo's social account has released a look at the bright, colourful and stunning North...
That went quick
It's a very special day for the Nintendo 3DS. Today is the tenth anniversary of this legendary 3D handheld system. Believe it or not, but the console was first released in Japan on 26th February 2011. This followed with the western release in Europe and North America in March of the same year. When the system first launched, it was...
Ahead of next week's launch
Crackle's new five-part documentary series Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story is only days away from release. Exploring Nintendo's early origins to the modern-day, Crackle released a first look trailer last Friday and now, Nintendo Life has been given access to an
Featuring Link, Ghirahim and Fi
There's been a lot of information shared about The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD since its big reveal last week, but one thing you might have seen just yet is the game's Switch box art. Nintendo of America's Twitter account has now shown off a North American copy of the game, showcasing the key visual which...
Go on, tell 'em
One of the many games revealed during last week's Nintendo Direct was Project Triangle Strategy. It's a turn-based tactical RPG by Square Enix, which is expected to launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. It's already drawn comparisons to games like
"believe it or not"
Last weekend, Rare's cancelled Nintendo 64 project Dinosaur Planet was leaked online. It surprised many, including Kevin Bayliss - a former Rare employee who now works at Playtonic Games. With all the memories flooding back, in his words over on VGC, Kev has now revealed how the original star of the game was actually intended to...
Focus will supposedly be on Skyward Sword HD until July
Last week marked Zelda's 35th anniversary and apart from the reveal of Skyward Sword HD and some themed Joy-Con, in terms of full games, there's been nothing else announced. It's left a lot of fans wondering what's going on - with many celebrating the big occasion by themselves. So, what is...
Is it time to make the Switch?
Earlier this month, Activision announced Crash Bandicoot 4 would be coming to the Nintendo Switch this March. As exciting as it was, it also had many fans speculating what else Activision could potentially bring to the Switch in the future. One other game that's been requested time and time again, is last year's...
We start our 35th anniversary feature series at the beginning... and the end?
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, Alan looks back at the...
It's in safe hands
A week after discovering Japanese video game developer Grezzo was hiring for a new project, Nintendo's UK website has seemingly revealed the same company is behind the slightly enhanced Miitopia port for Switch. This does not appear to be the same "Medieval" And "Stylish" project the company was referring to in its recent callout...
Premieres On March 1st
You may recall that earlier this month, a new five-part documentary series called Playing with Power: The Nintendo Story was announced. Launching through streaming service Crackle on March 1st for free, we've now got a first look trailer via IGN. Starting from Nintendo's early origins in the 1800s, t
Is the king returning?
Perhaps one of the more exciting reveals during this week's Nintendo Direct was Mario Golf: Super Rush. Although Nintendo didn't go into all that much detail, it seems it might have revealed more information than it intended to on the game page. As spotted by many fans, it seems King Bob-omb could be a playable character. In...
A trip back in time
We've seen a Nintendo Switch in the new Karate Kid series Cobra Kai, and now we've got GameCube controllers and Wii Remotes in Marvel's new show WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. In this particular series, the pair travel through the ages of television history. This week's episode (episode seven)
Game journalist says it's "100%" happening
If the reveal of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD wasn't the exact HD release you were hoping for from Nintendo, don't worry - as there are apparently other Zelda games returning to mark 35 years of the series. According to VGC journalist, Andy Robinson, Nintendo fans can be on the lookout for
"We should be able to bring you some information this year"
Although Nintendo said it would be focusing mostly on releases in the "first half" of 2021 during its latest Direct broadcast, there were still high hopes for some news about the upcoming sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In the second half of the presen
"My name is Reggie"
Reggie Fils-Aimé left Nintendo in 2019, but he's popped up pretty often to talk about his former employer. This year alone, he's already co-hosted the New York Game Awards, joined an industry roundtable on Twitch and next month, he'll appear in "
The secret is not being unfit
Oof, it's been a while since we booted up Ring Fit Adventure. Our bones have returned to their previously creaky state, and our muscles to marshmallow. But it seems like Nintendo Japan know we've been struggling, so they've just published some tips and tricks courtesy of Murata-san, from the editorial department of...
"I knew the company was going to be in great shape"
Although Reggie Fils-Aimé is no longer with Nintendo, he still seems to talk about his former employer just about every week. During an interview with Gamertag Radio yesterday, Reggie was asked if he was at all surprised by the success of the Switch. It seems not - with Reggie explaining how he...
Was this update tied to an exploit?
In December last year, Nintendo released a remaster update for its out-of-date 3DS messaging app Swapnote. It had a lot of fans wondering what was really going on at the time, as it didn't seem like much of a remaster at all. The
What could it be for?
Japanese video game developer Grezzo might not necessarily be a household name, but it's become known within the Nintendo community over the past decade for its work on The Legend of Zelda remakes. In 2019, it released a remake of the 1993 Game Boy title The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Switch. According to...
"if they invite me"
Like every other major video game franchise at the moment, Super Mario is being adapted into a big-screen movie. If you've been wondering if the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will voice the iconic plumber in the upcoming CGI film, you might be interested in reading on. In Charles' words, he apparently hasn't been contacted...
Sonic, Pac-Man and Minecraft also spotted
Microsoft's Edge extensions store is believed to have been hosting "illegal copies" of classic games like Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros. and various other titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Pac-Man and Tetris. Even the Microsoft-owned IP Minecraft
Now might be the time to check them out
The 3DS is easily one of the greatest handheld systems Nintendo has ever released, but admittedly it was overshadowed in its later years when the Switch arrived on the scene and games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became top priority. Our Kong-loving video producer Jon Cartright has taken the...
Is it time to set sail again?
There's been a lot of talk about Nintendo potentially re-releasing a bunch of Link's older games in an All-Star style collection similar to the Mario one released last year, but Nintendo itself hasn't actually said a thing just yet about what it has planned for Zelda's big anniversary. Now though, we do have some news...
There was "one guy" who didn't approve of it
It was a rather historic moment in the history of video games last week when Rare's cancelled XBLA remake / remaster of GoldenEye 007 was leaked onto the internet. The game nobody thought would see the light of day was finally released, even if it wasn't official. Following this, discussions immediately...
Doesn't have "much say" over projects it's not publishing
In the same interview with VGC the other week, PlatinumGames' co-founders Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya used the company's upcoming self-published title Project G.G. to seemingly touch on why it's been so quiet about certain other releases. With these other games - like Bayonetta 3, for...
Where's my DS wrist strap thumb nub thing?
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our poll series to find out which of two or more regional retro box art variants is the most pleasing to our modern sensibilities. Last time we observed SNES brawler Final Fight 3 as it engaged in a fierce duel between East and West. It seems that ganging up was a smart plan...