It'll feature 27 playable characters
Fresh from its appearance during last week's Nintendo Direct presentation, Samurai Warriors 5 has now received a proper release date on Switch. You'll be able to get your hands on Koei Tecmo's latest '1 vs. 1,000' tactical action title on 27th July – that date's locked in for Europe, with North America still...
Giving Ty a run for his money
Devolver Digital has brought some fantastic indie experiences to Switch over the years. Publishing acclaimed hits like GRIS, that streak look set to Carrion (I'm not sorry) into 2021. Alongside Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Card Shark, it has just announced Boome
Insane in the Brain
We've got some strong competition between horror games on Switch, and that doesn't look set to ease up in 2021. Having previously been announced for next-gen platforms and PC, Modus Games has confirmed that upcoming psychological horror In Sound Mind is also coming to Switch. Modus has issued this overview: From the creators...
Lines up with JSRF's 19th anniversary
If you're a fan of the Sega series Jet Set Radio, one game you might want to be on the lookout for is Bomb Rush Cyberfunk. It's done by Team Reptile (the developer behind games like Lethal League and Lethal League Blaze) and features music in it by Hideki Naganuma - the guy who composed for Sega's Jet Set Radio...
I have a good feeling about this
Aspyr Media has made a name for itself lately with Star Wars fans. Having previously released Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Episode 1: Racer on Switch,
It's out on Friday, but is it worth your time?
The very first review of Bravely Default II – Square Enix's new RPG launching on Switch this Friday – has now arrived courtesy of Japanese publication, Famitsu. Famitsu's scoring system has four different reviewers rate the game out of ten; in this case, the magazine's team all awarded the title a...
Update: Gnosia's release date gets a tweak
Update: Nintendo of America has issued a correction, stating that the previously mentioned February release window for Gnosia was a mistake. The game will instead launch in March. A new, updated version of the Indie World newsletter can be found here. We've updated the information in our original article...
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...
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
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...
Out on Friday with a 20% discount!
Launching later this week on Nintendo Switch is Horned Knight, a "challenging" 2D action-platformer from 2Awesome Studio – the team behind games like Lost Wing, Dimension Drive, and BFF or Die. It's out on PlayS
Launching on Switch after other platforms
Following a not-so-subtle tease yesterday, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 has now been officially revealed for Nintendo Switch. The game, a remaster of both Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, will launch on Nintendo's system at some point in 2021 following a newly announced March release for...
Stretch goals become the next target
Beacon Pines, a "cute and creepy" storybook adventure that we reported on earlier this month, has now flown past its initial Kickstarter goal to land a release on Switch. At the time of writing, the project has earned over $48,500 from backers, comfortably outdoing its target of $30,000 with ten days still left...
"We do not expect the delay to be more than two weeks"
After several disappointing wrestling games on Switch, we're looking forward to RetroMania Wrestling. An official sequel to 1991 arcade title WWF Wrestlefest, it was
Halcyon Helen's final adventure is going portable
The Outer Worlds has slowly been making its way to Switch. Launched nearly a year after rival platforms, its first DLC expansion, Peril of Gorgon, arrived in a similarly timely fashion two weeks ago. Now we know that the second expansion, Murder on Eridanos, is also coming to Switch. We don't know...
Square Enix's latest remaster launches on June 24th
When it comes to their remasters, Square Enix hasn't give them much physical love on Switch. Final Fantasy VII/VIII was an exception, but SaGA Frontier and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' are currently digital-only. Unless you plan on importing this new collector's
Not arachnophobic, just don't like 'em
More people are more creeped-out by spiders than they'd ever admit, but some are merciful and release them outside when spotted. Others take a more bloodthirsty approach, using whatever's nearby to smit those eight-legged freaks. It's a rough deal for the species, and Casey Donnellan Games is tapping into our...
No relation to Monty Mole, however
There's no lack of choice when it comes to 3D platformers on Switch. Home to some excellent games, Mail Mole's got strong competition ahead of it next month. Previously announced for
Will take flight on July 16th
Update [Mon 22nd Feb, 2021 22:45 GMT]: If you want a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD from Amazon, you can pre-order the game now for $59.99. Nintendo's website is also taking digital pre-orders for the same price. Original article [Sun 21st Feb, 2021 03:25 GMT]: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
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...
And a "true sequel"
Earlier this month, Activision Blizzard confirmed the sequel to the team-based shooter Overwatch would be not be arriving this year. At the time, it was simply explained how the company outlook for 2021 did not include the launch of this title. Today, at BlizzCon Online, game director Jeff Kaplan and the team elaborated on this,...
Return to Hell
At Blizzard's all-digital BlizzCon event this year, the company announced Diablo II: Resurrected for the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms. It'll be arriving later this year. The remaster of this classic ARPG hack 'n slash will include the ability to toggle between new and old graphics, the same gameplay "you know and...
Start playing today!
Persona 5 Strikers isn't technically out on Switch or other platforms until 23rd February, but there is a way to get stuck into the game ahead of time if you're super-keen on checking it out. By purchasing the Persona 5 Strikers Digital Deluxe Edition, you'll get access to a variety of bonus content on top of the base game, all...
When will it be enough?
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, Mitch talks about the problem with video game hype... Look up any news about the upcoming Bayonetta 3 and you’re sure to notice a fascinating trend. Even...
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...
One last hurrah before next week's launch
During this week's Nintendo Direct, a special 'final' trailer for Bravely Default II was mentioned but not shown. The video is now live in all its glory, and you can check it out in full above. The nearly-four-minute video gives us a last look at the battles, jobs, and characters present in the new release,...
You know the drill, it's circling time!
As it often does after a major presentation, Nintendo has shared a new infographic featuring all the logos of the games included in this week's Nintendo Direct. It's become something of a tradition for Nintendo fans to download a copy of these images and circle all the games they're interested in, so feel...
A western release remains unconfirmed
Nintendo's remakes of Famicom Detective Club has been known for some time. Previously announced back in 2019, Wednesday's Nintendo Direct confirmed The Missing Heir and
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...
Are older levels making a comeback?
It's official, Splatoon 3 - whether you're ready for it or not, is arriving on the Nintendo Switch next year. If you've been reading up on the third game's lore, you'll already know it's set in a new region called Splatlands - a harsh desolate environment. In the first teaser trailer for the game, we also got a...
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...
Art books, soundtracks, enamel pins and more
Announced on the Nintendo Direct last night, World's End Club is an intriguing prospect for fans of Danganronpa and Zero Escape, and not just because the team behind it worked on those games in the past. Although we don't have a lot of info on the upcoming game, we know it's about a group of 12-year-olds...
Fresh new facts
Had enough time to recover from the Splatoon 3 hype following yesterday's Nintendo Direct? Good, because we're about to dive in a little deeper. With both Splatoon 3 and Splatoon 2 launching on the same system, it might seem that there's not all that much of a difference between the two, but early signs suggest that the new entry...
The original Battle Brothers are Mario and Luigi in Smash
The wildly popular Battle Brothers has almost 12,000 reviews on Steam, with PC Gamer describing it as "when Game of Thrones has a one-night stand with X-COM." If that description alone perks up your ears, then we really don't need to tell you much more about the game - e
Do you have any proof that the postal system ISN'T run by birds?
Love Overcooked, but wish the characters were a bit... rounder? KeyWe might be what you're looking for. It's a co-operative game where you play as little kiwi birds named Jeff and Debra running a mailroom, trying to type out letters, telegrams, and ransom notes alike with nothing but...
Launching on Switch this summer
We might not have received the Breath of the Wild 2 news we were hoping for during yesterday's Nintendo Direct, but series producer Eiji Aonuma did reveal that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD would be arriving on Switch later this year. Now, thanks to an eShop listing popping up for the new title, we can s
One of Nintendo's more surprising first-party reveals
Nintendo's got quite a slate of upcoming games. During last night's Nintendo Direct, we got some brand-new reveals for Splatoon 3, Mario Golf: Super Rush, The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD an
Square Enix's latest remaster was scheduled for Summer 2021
We received word back in November that Square Enix is remastering its 1998 PS1 JRPG, SaGa Frontier. Originally aiming for a Summer 2021 release, last night's Nintendo Direct confirmed this will arrive sooner than expected, now launching on April 15th 2
Splatsville, here we come
In yesterday's Nintendo Direct, we were treated to a quick look at Splatoon 3, which Nintendo will be bringing to the Switch in 2022. In the game you’ll leave Inkopolis behind and head to a new region: the Splatlands. Its heart is a new city where battle-savvy Inklings and Octolings gather: Splatsville, also known as the...
Arthur and friends
With only a week until launch, you wouldn't expect Capcom to have further reveals for Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection, but last night's Nintendo Direct told us otherwise. For the first time in Ghosts ’n Goblins history, Resurrection is introducing a co-op mode. Available locally for two players, Arthur can be assisted by one...
eBASEBALL, Crayon Shin-Chan and The Caligula Effect 2 were all confirmed
Last night's Nintendo Direct was full of surprises. We got confirmations of Splatoon 3, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Mario Golf: Super Rush and plenty more but, like before, the Japanese present
EA's free-to-play Battle Royale shooter arrives next month
We've known for a while that Apex Legends is finally launching for Switch on March 9th. Having seen delays and no end of release date speculation
Dead man on a mission
Expectations always vary when it comes to Nintendo Direct presentations, but we can't imagine anyone had a Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse re-release on their bingo card. Originally released in 2005 for Xbox and PC, Stubbs the Zombie is a third-person action game from Aspyr Media. Launching on 16th March, you play...
Launching on Switch this May
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville wasn't the only EA game on show during Nintendo's latest Direct broadcast. Knockout City was also announced. It's handled by Velan Studios. If that name sounds familiar it's because this is the same team behind last year's Nintendo game, Mario
Arriving "later this year"
FarmVille developer Zynga and Lucasfilm Games have joined forces to announce Star Wars: Hunters. It's a new online third-person competitive shooter, is "free-to-download" and will be arriving on the Switch, App Store and Google Play later this year. The game takes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire and is...
"more dangerous than we've imagined"
One game shown during the Nintendo Direct that we don't have to wait long for is Monster Hunter Rise. It's arriving exclusively on the Switch on 26th March. It seems Capcom still has a few surprises to share about the game. During today's broadcast, we got a look at some additional environments, Apex Monsters...
Embark on a hilarious adventure with anyone
Mii representation hasn't exactly been Nintendo's top priority during the Switch generation, but it looks like things could be changing based on the latest Direct broadcast. Apart from featuring in the upcoming title Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mii will also be making a comeback in Miitopia for the Nintendo...
Follows historical figures Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akeshi
Dynasty Warriors is no stranger to spin-offs and today's Nintendo Direct confirmed they just keep coming. Alongside news of
Seek out the mystical Mana Tree, again
The Nintendo Switch is already home to a number of legendary JRPG games and later this year there'll be another one enjoy. On 24th June, Square Enix fans will be able to get their hands on a "fully remastered" version of Legend of Mana. This action-role playing game was first published on the original...