Random Nintendo Of Europe Makes Everybody 1-2-Switch!'s Horse Comically Small
To the surprise of, well, pretty much everyone, Nintendo has announced Everybody 1-2-Switch!, a sequel to the Switch's party launch title, 1-2 Switch!. Everybody 1-2-Switch! takes the general concept of the first game and dials everything up a notch, allowing players to take part using both Joy-Con controllers and their smart...
News Zelda Speedrunner Beats Tears Of The Kingdom In Under An Hour
Less than a month after release
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been out for less than a month and it seems speedrunners are already drastically improving their times. Following a story about one individual completing the game in just 94 minutes on release, Speedrunner 'Zdi' has now managed to beat the sequel to Breath of the Wild (in...
Random Japanese Zelda Fans Steal Copies Of TOTK By Working As Delivery Assistants
The true villains of Hyrule
In the run up to the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, hype amongst fans had understandably reached fever pitch. Now, while most of us were quite content to replay Breath of the Wild again or simply sit in the corner of a room and rock back and forth for hours on end, two individuals in Japan were...
Random You'll Soon Be Able To Give Out Post-Battle Fist Bumps In Splatoon 3
Sizzle Season skins
Obviously, the exciting part about a new season in Splatoon 3 is to do with the headline reveals — new stages, weapons, items etc. — but we'd be lying if we said that we didn't enjoy seeing the useless, but nonetheless fun, little changes that come to the game with each major update. We thought the ability to fold your...
Random Use A Portable Pot To Take Your Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Builds To The Next Level
Cooking on gas
Just three weeks in, we are starting to get the feeling that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is one of those games that's going to keep blowing our minds for years to come. For example, we have just today seen that the Portable Pot (a Zonai device that we have stumbled across multiple times in our travels so far) can in fact...
Random Zonai 'Airbike' Is The Perfect Custom Vehicle In Zelda: TOTK
Sorry, Master Cycle Zero
Traversing across Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is always a joy, but doing it on foot is not always the most efficient means of doing so. Sure, you could hop on a horse or craft yourself a nice little cart, but wouldn't it be great if you could literally just fly wherever you want? Well, you can! And...
Random Console Modder Creates A Fully Functional "Wii XL"
Move over, 3DS XL
There's a huge scene online invested in modding and recreating Nintendo's past systems in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways, and the latest video doing the rounds is a "Wii XL" project. Yes, move aside 3DS XL, because there's a new and much bigger system on the block. Modder and YouTuber Jon Bringus (Bringus Studios) thought...
Random Modders Build World's Smallest GameCube Using Authentic Nintendo Hardware
We have seen some pretty impressive retro gaming creations over the years here on Nintendo Life. There was the huge, fully-functional DS, the Mario Kart gaming cabinet and a LEGO GBA, but this latest build shared by
Random Zelda: TOTK Player Creates The Ultimate Weapon, Metal Gear Rex
Metal Gear..?! It can't be!
It seems almost unheard of in 2023, but after the announcement of Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater and a collection of classic Metal Gear Solid games for modern systems, Konami's Metal Gear franchise is all the rage once again. Heck, it's even infiltrating the world of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, as one
Random Sony's Upcoming 'Project Q' Is A Little More Wii U Than Switch
Lots of Qs, no As
Logging onto Twitter this morning after last night's PlayStation Showcase, you might expect to see trending topics from the likes of Sony, Spider-Man and Alan Wake. But what did we notice before any of these? 'Splatoon' and 'Wii U'. The former is in reference to
Random Square Enix's New Turf War Shooter Has 'Splatoon' Trending Online
Splatoon fans have definitely noticed
Square Enix unveiled its new team-based shooter Foamstars during the latest PlayStation broadcast and if you haven't already seen the announcement trailer, to cut to the chase - social media can't stop comparing it to Nintendo's popular ink-shooter series Splatoon. As you can see in the video above, there are...
Random Indie Game Blocked By Nintendo Over Confusion On Microtransactions
"I've goofed too close to the sun this time"
Update [Fri 26th May, 2023 09:00 BST]: Developer Strange Scaffold has confirmed that Sunshine Shuffle will now launch on the North American eShop on May 31st, 2023. Seems like the confusion over child gambling has been cleared up! Original Article [Wed 24th May, 2023 14:45 BST]: Well, this is one...
Random Nintendo's Brand Momentum Has Been Flat Since 2018, Says Sony
We're not sure we believe that...
When it comes to investor relations, big brands like to big themselves up. It's only natural, of course; for companies to attract more interest and therefore more money, it makes perfect sense for them to paint themselves in the best light possible. However, during Sony's most recent Business Segment Meeting, its...
Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom NPCs Call Out "Naked Link"
"Laundry day, huh?"
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been out for a few weeks now and players are still discovering all sorts of fine details. As you might recall, in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link would get all sorts of reactions from friendly NPCs when he ran around without any clothes on. It turns out you'll get similar responses...
Random Zelda Devs Reveal Which Link They Think Is The Stinkiest
We've often found ourselves wondering a lot of things about the Legend of Zelda franchise and, more specifically, its main protagonist, Link. Which Link is the strongest? What does he do in his spare time? Just how long does he really sleep? What we've never really considered, however, is which Link is perhaps the stinkiest. We're almost...
Random Russia's Unofficial Pokédex Presents A Hilarious, Alternate Take On Pokémon
Seel have velvety voices, apparently
If you're like us, then you'll no doubt be reasonably familiar with the original 151 Pokémon. Over the years, official resources have been abundant, so knowing the strengths, weaknesses, and overall behavior of the Pokémon from Red and Blue is pretty easy for most fans. Yet for those in Russia, an official...
Random Nintendo Embraces Mortal Kombat's Gore In Stark Contrast To '90s Censorship
FATALI... No, wait... FRIENDSHIP!
If you were to go back to 1993 and tell the likes of US Senator Joe Lieberman and Nintendo of America's Vice President Howard Lincoln that Nintendo would one day host a video of Mortal Kombat that features eye-gouging, decapitation, and neck-breaking, they'd both probably break out in a cold sweat. Yet here we are!...
Random The Internet Is Still Obsessed With Purah's Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Look
A Sheikah glow up
If you thought that we were over the worst of the internet's shenanigans on the reveal of Ganondorf's new look for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, then we hate to say this, but that was just the beginning. It turns out that in the week since the game's release, many, many people have become enamoured with a character...
Random Bayonetta 3's Director Was Worried Hideki Kamiya Would Interfere
"Kamiya-san and myself would engage in heated discussions"
PlatinumGames has released the first of a four-part documentary examining the development of Bayonetta 3. It's jam-packed with fascinating anecdotes from the team, including a rather surprising revelation from the game's director, Yusuke Miyata. Miyata confirmed that Hideki Kamiya, creator...
Random Oops! Nintendo's Doug Bowser Makes Amusing Zelda Typo On Twitter
With the news of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom reaching an incredible 10 million copies sold within its first three days of sale, key members of Nintendo itself are naturally keen to acknowledge the milestone. Indeed, Nintendo of America's President, Doug Bowser, took to Twitter to thank fans for their unwavering support,...
Random Relive Your Childhood With This Awesome Super Mario Sticker Book
Starter pack for less than a fiver!
If you're over the age of 30, chances are that you probably picked up a Panini sticker album at some point during your childhood. It might have been one of the many, many football albums released on an annual basis, or perhaps something like Star Wars or The Beano. This writer in particular remembers a time when...
Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Player Creates Insane "Orbital Strike Laser Cannon"
The game hasn't even been out for a week yet...
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom hasn't even been available for a week yet and already players are crafting some absolutely mind-blowing creations with the new toolkit in the game. While we've seen Gundam and all other sorts of fancy vehicles and weapons so far, someone has now gone and made...
Random Go Full 'Tony Hawk' With This Simple Zelda: TOTK Trick
We're still working on kickflips
Nintendo has really gone all out with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. With the new Ultrahand and Fuse mechanics, the world is your oyster. Anything you can possibly think of, you can probably either build with Ultrahand or stick together with Fuse; the possibilities are seemingly limitless. Indeed, one...
Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Contains A Cute Nod To BOTW's Champions' Ballad DLC
We have known for a good while now that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel to Breath of the Wild (heck, we all called it 'Breath of the Wild 2' for long enough) and this means that there are, of course, a boatload of references to the former games. One that we have caught today, however, is a little more...
Random Artist's Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Hand-Drawn Journal Is Absolutely Stunning
It's dangerous to go alone, draw this!
If you haven't been playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom over the weekend, then a brief look at any social media service this morning should catch you up. We've seen weird and wonderful builds, interesting solutions and some really, really creative art. So wonderful has this art been, in fact, that...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Has Link Humming Classic Tunes As He Cooks
An amazing nod to Zelda history
Did you know The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has an insane amount of detail right down to the tunes our hero Link hums when he's cooking up a storm? As highlighted by pixel artist and Twitter user TAHK0, if you listen closely when Link is standing around a cooking pot, you should be able to hear one of many...
News Speedrunner Beats Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom In Just 94 Minutes
Zooming for Zelda
The release of a new Zelda game means that we are going to be hearing about a whole lot of speedruns over the coming days/weeks/months and today's Tears of the Kingdom launch is no exception. Yes, somebody has already managed to beat the game in an eye-watering 94 minutes (thanks, VGC). On the day of the game's launch, Zelda...
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's 'Whistle Sprint' Glitch Has Been Fixed In TOTK
Is that a good thing..?
There are many things that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has added and improved upon from its predecessor, Breath of the Wild. You've got the new Ultrahand ability, Fuse Ability, new locations, enemies, and more. Nintendo hasn't stopped there, though, as it seems as though a key glitch from Breath of the Wild has...
Random Sea Of Thieves' Twitter Account 'Won't Shed Any Tears' If You Play Zelda Instead
Now that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is finally out in the (Breath of the) wild, we think it's probably safe to say that a large percentage of the Nintendo community - and indeed the gaming community as a whole - is probably playing it today. Other developers and publishers know this too, of course, and rather than bury...
Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Lights Up London's Piccadilly Circus
It's nearly here!
With just *checks notes* a handful of hours until the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo's marketing campaign is well and truly kicking into high gear. TV commercials are all well and good (especially when they're as good as this), but there's nothing quite like seeing a game you're looking forward to...
Random Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Tops GQ's 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
List compiled by over 200 industry experts
We all know The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a pretty good game, right? Of course it is. But is it the greatest game of all time? Well, according to a recently published article from GQ Magazine, it might well be. Granted, any site can post its own list of the greatest games of all time and you...
Random OG Donkey Kong Country TV Series Cast Reunites For Animated Short
Return to Krocodile Isle
If you're a fan of the Donkey Kong Country TV Series from the late '90s, then get ready for a sweet dose of nostalgia, because multiple members of the original English voiceover cast have reunited for a brand new animated short called 'DKC: Return to Krocodile Isle' from Alex Henderson Animation and Bootleg Dub Productions...
Random Zelda Super Fans Are Already Queuing Outside Nintendo's Store For Tears Of The Kingdom
Playing the waiting game
Believe it or not, but we're now less than 72 hours out from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom on the Switch. Nintendo New York is hosting a special midnight launch event and although there's a reservation system in place, some people are already lining up outside the store. Legend of Zelda and...
Random Fan's Minor-Key Nintendo Covers Put A Strange Twist On Classic Gaming Themes
We love a good gaming tune. Our Nintendo playlists consist of hours of upbeat tunes from our favourite games, each one capturing the carefree, joyous feeling of the level from which it originates (bar some exceptions, of course — we're looking at you 'Forest Temple'). But what if these tunes weren't quite so upbeat? What if the happy...
Random Pokémon Anime Shows What It Might Look Like Inside A Luxury Ball
Relax-ly like Quaxly
For many of us, first laying eyes on a Poké Ball brought two thoughts immediately to mind: 1) I want one of those, and 2) what does it look like in there? While many will have spent varying amounts of time and money to achieve the former (not writing from personal experience, of course *ahem*), the new Pokémon Horizons anime...
Random 'Sonic 5' Is Trending, And No, It Doesn't Mean 'Sonic 5' Is Definitely A Thing
Running on the rumour mill
If you are a fan of SEGA's blue blur and you have happened to find yourself on Twitter over the past couple of days, then you may have noticed that the phrase 'Sonic 5' popping up. Is this official confirmation of a new game? Absolutely not. Is the rumour thread a little tenuous? Yes, somewhat. Rumours of Sonic 5 can all...
Random Nintendo Apparently Wasn't A Fan Of Tiger & Hasbro's Pokédex Toy
"They didn’t like us very much"
Remember the original Pokémon Pokédex toy released by Tiger Electronics and Hasbro Toys back in the day? Well, apparently Nintendo's Japanese team made it an absolute nightmare to bring to market. Speaking to Johto Times recently, former Tiger & Hasbro senior game producer Chris Nicolella (between 1997 -...
News Nintendo Teases How The ‘Gacha’ Mechanic Works In Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom
Don't panic, there are no real money transactions
Nintendo has finally started sharing more details about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the latest screenshot uploaded by the Japanese Zelda Twitter account has shown off the mysterious... spoiler alert... gacha machines in the game. While gacha mechanics aren't always welcomed in...
News Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Pirates Called Out By Former NoA Boss Reggie
He is the "nightmare" you don't want to mess with
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has now leaked and it seems some people are already playing the anticipated release. On social media, users are even bragging about supposedly acquiring the game early. One Twitter user known as 'imhumanandimagamer' went to the extent of sharing a photo of the new Zelda...
Random Japanese Orchestra Performs Two-Hour Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Concert
With a little TOTK to finish
The Breath of the Wild soundtrack might have been something of a departure for the Zelda series with its grand themes and sweeping scores replaced by something a little more subtle, but there are still some top-notch tunes to be heard in there. Many of us have been listening to the soundtrack on repeat in the run-up to...
Random Think You Know BOTW's Hyrule? Test Your Zelda Knowledge With This Map Quiz
Geoguessr but Hyrule
We know that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is going to be set in the same Hyrule that we have each spent many, many hours exploring in Breath of the Wild. Sure, we imagine that there are going to be a fair number of tweaks (hi Sky Islands!), but it looks like the basic skeleton is the same. So, what's the best way to...
Random Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Contains A Neat Super Metroid Reference
We felt its presence
Words like 'lightsabers', 'Sith Lords' and 'droids' might not immediately bring the games of Nintendo to mind, but in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (the latest big-budget game set in a galaxy far, far away) one of the Big N's most iconic sequences gets a nice little nod. As shared on Twitter by Giant Bomb journalist Jeff Grubb, one...
Random Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom-Inspired Food Range Heads To Lawson Stores In Japan
Where's the nearest Cooking Pot?
Nintendo is going all-out with the marketing for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (big surprise). There are the trailers, the tie-in Switch OLED model, the novelty pre-order bonuses (Zelda spoon anyone?), in short, the game is everywhere. Now, Nintendo has managed to spread the marketing for the title even...
Random Scripts For Cancelled Pokémon Anime Episodes Recovered By Fans
Read 'Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma' now
With the departure of Ash Ketchum, the Pokémon anime is currently all about looking to the future. There are new protagonists, new 'mon and new adventures, but while we wait for this series to air in the West (whenever that may be), there has been a nice bit of news about the show's prior series as the scripts...
Random Mario Movie Illegal Upload Watched By Millions On Social Media
The Mario Movie has now officially surpassed $1 billion at the global box office, and while a lot of people around the world have probably already seen it, a recent illegal upload on social media has also got some serious attention. As reported by Forbes, a Twitter account known as "vids that go hard" recently uploaded
Random Sakurai's Latest Video Implores Publishers Not To Mislead Players
Legendary developer Masahiro Sakurai has been putting out new videos left, right, and centre on his YouTube channel Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games; while we've not covered all of them here at Nintendo Life, his latest is an interesting lesson on how publishers should approach marketing, and it certainly piqued our interest. While...
Random Yes, The District 9 & Gran Turismo Director Would Be Interested In Making A Metroid Movie
You hear that, Nintendo?
The Mario Movie has now banked $1 billion at the box office and Nintendo appears to be up for more films, so it's no surprise famous directors are open to helping out with future big-screen adaptations. If a Metroid movie ever ends up happening, Nintendo might want to consider Neill Blomkamp - best known as the co-writer...
Random Web Series 'Cube-Shaped Pokémon On Cubie Island' Gets Adorable Second Episode
If you are after a little smile today, then look no further than the adorable second episode of Pokémon's official web series Cube-Shaped Pokémon On Cubie Island. Episode one was released on the company's Japanese YouTube channel just a few weeks ago (you can check it out here) and with each lasting around 90 seconds, you don't have...
Random Unlock Bayonetta Origins' Highest Difficulty With A 'Platinum Code'
Taking notes from Konami
If you're someone who is put off by the accessible difficulty presented in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon, then a new video posted by developer PlatinumGames might prove useful. Presented by the game's director, Abebe Tinari, it turns out that you can unlock the game's highest difficulty setting - officially...
Random Nintendo's New Zelda Video Asks "When Did You First Wield The Master Sword?"
You have my sword
The countdown to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is very much on, and in the run-up to the game's release Nintendo is taking a look back at Link's journey with the Master Sword throughout the series. From what we have seen of Tears of the Kingdom so far, it's fair to say that the legendary blade has seen better days and,...