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  • News Nightdive Studios CEO Says Shadow Man On Switch "Is Possible"

    Returning from the Deadside

    Now that Nightdive Studios has released Turok 2: Seeds of Evil on the Nintendo Switch, we can't help but wonder what other retro classics the American-based studio plans to bring to the system. If a tweet by the CEO of the studio is anything to go by (thanks, Júlio), there's a chance it could be the 1999 third-person...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Shadow Man
  • Poll Box Art Brawl #4 - River City Ransom / Street Gangs

    Vote for your favourite box art

    Welcome to the fourth round of Box Art Brawl, the series where a classic retro game takes on its doppelgängers from other territories to see which has the greatest cover art. Last week we saw GameCube titan Resident Evil 4 knock itself sideways as its moody European self won a very comfortable victory over its North...

    • Poll
    • Box Art Brawl
    • Retro
    • River City Ransom
  • Random The Voice Of Zelda Signs Fan's Copy Of Breath Of The Wild In Hylian

    Open your eyes, Andrew

    A Legend of Zelda fan by the name of Andrew, who recently attended the Boston Comic-Con in the United States, got quite the surprise when Zelda's voice actor – Patricia Summersett – signed his Switch copy of Breath of the Wild in Hylian. In case you're wondering, it translates to "Open Your Eyes..." according to Patricia...

    • Random
    • Zelda
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Patricia Summersett
  • News EA Looking To Bring More Of Its Successful Games To Switch

    "it is absolutely a platform we're looking at"

    Less than a month ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said Switch owners chose to play the company's games on other platforms when asked about the possibility of The Sims coming to Nintendo's system. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with owners of hybrid device. In an attempt to improve relations, EA's...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • EA
    • Electronic Arts
  • News Nintendo's Chinese Subsidiary iQue Shifts Focus To Games Development

    Changing times

    Remember the iQue Player? It was released in China during the nationwide video game ban and bypassed the laws at the time due to its plug and play design. To this day, the company behind it is still a Nintendo-owned subsidiary. As Nintendo and Tencent are now gearing up for the release of the Switch in mainland China, iQue appears to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • China
    • iQue
    • Industry
  • Rumour The Time-Bending FPS Superhot Might Be Getting A Switch eShop Release

    Update data discovered

    It looks like an 'Indie World' Showcase announcement might have been leaked ahead of schedule. A Twitter user by the name of itssimontime was poking around the Switch eShop and discovered update data for the unique time-bending first-person shooter Superhot - which isn't even available on the Switch yet. Here are the...

    • Rumour
    • Switch eShop
    • Nintendo Switch

YesterdaySat, 17th Aug 2019

  • News If You Recently Bought A Switch, Nintendo Will Replace It With A Revised Model

    Update: Apparently not!

    Update - 18/08: Sorry folks, The Verge got in contact with Nintendo of America and received the following statement from an official spokesperson: We do not have a Nintendo Switch exchange program. We always want players to enjoy their Nintendo Switch systems, and if anything ever gets in the way of that, we encourage them...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • North America
  • Poll Have You Ever Had Problems With Nintendo Hardware?

    Is Joy-Con drift just a blip on Nintendo’s score sheet?

    With Joy-Con drift making headlines again over the past month thanks to lawsuits filed in the US, it’s easy to see the phenomenon as a potential disaster for Nintendo. Many gamers have had absolutely no problems with Switch's detachable controllers, but a huge percentage have encountered...

    • Poll
    • Joy-Con Drift
    • Hardware
    • Features
  • News Conker's Creator Doesn't Think There Would Be As Much Noise For Other Rare IP On Switch

    The bear and bird are the favourites

    Conker’s creator, Chris Seaver, recently shared his thoughts about Banjo-Kazooie being announced as a playable DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch. While he believes it was a “significant” moment, he doesn't think there would be as much interest in the return of other Rare IP: It is...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Rare
    • Nintendo
    • Microsoft
  • News NPD Reveals Top Five Best-Selling Zelda Games Of All-Time Within The US

    Link’s Crossbow training takes out the fifth spot

    NPD video game industry analyst Mat Piscatella yesterday shared the top five best-selling Legend of Zelda titles of all-time within the US. Unsurprisingly, Breath of the Wild for the Switch has taken out the top spot. According to Piscatella, this happened "some time ago" and he's not really sure...

    • The Legend of Zelda
    • Nintendo
    • Nintendo Switch
    • North America
  • News Fan Petition Asks Nintendo To Allow Backup Game Saves In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

    Will it work?

    Apart from the March 2020 delay of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's one other issue: this upcoming Switch release won't be compatible with cloud backups to avoid manipulation of time. This was originally confirmed by the game's producer, Higashi Nogami, during an interview with Gamekult around the time of E3 2019. In response to...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Animal Crossing
  • Feature A Guide To Shopping In Japan's Retro Gaming Paradise, Akihabara

    The promised land

    For readers of Nintendo Life, Akihabara will almost certainly need no introduction. It has for decades been the bastion of Japanese gaming and otaku culture, a sprawling metropolis of stores packed with gaming treasures which we just can’t find back home. The sheer amount of gaming stores to explore have made the trip to...

    • Features
    • Japan
    • Guides
  • Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend? (August 17th)

    Here are our picks, but what are yours?

    Another busy week has been and gone, this time bringing with it hints at SNES games coming to Switch and the revelation that Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma teased the upcoming Zelda: Link's Awakening remake years ago! Well... As we've finally reached the weekend, it's time once again to sit back, relax, and chat...

    • Talking Point
    • Nintendo Switch
    • What Are You Playing
    • Features
  • Video A Closer Look At The Combat And Boss Battles In Astral Chain

    Arriving at the end of this month

    One of the bigger games coming out at the end of this month is PlatinumGames' Switch exclusive, Astral Chain. While we're all looking forward to this release at Nintendo Life, our American-based video producer Zion Grassl is particularly excited about it. Fortunately, he doesn't have to wait quite as long as the...

    • Video
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • PlatinumGames

Friday16th Aug 2019

  • News Zelda: Link's Awakening Pre-Orders Updated With Extra Freebies On Nintendo UK Store

    Get more for nothing!

    With The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening heading to Switch in just over a month's time, you may well be thinking about getting your pre-order in ready for the big day. If you are, the Nintendo UK Store looks to be a good bet as all of its more affordable bundles have been updated with new goodies. First up is the standalone...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Legend of Zelda
    • Upcoming Releases
    • UK
  • News Tetris 99 Teams Up With Fire Emblem: Three Houses For Special Grand Prix Event

    Win an exclusive theme

    If you enjoy a round or fifty of Tetris 99 and just so happen to be a fan of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, you'll definitely want to add this special event to your diary. Nintendo of Europe has revealed that a new crossover event will be held in Tetris 99 which will give you a chance at winning an exclusive theme. It'll run from...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Fire Emblem: Three Houses Becomes The Largest Fire Emblem Launch In US History

    The house always wins

    Since its release last month, Fire Emblem: Three Houses has been dominating the Japanese and UK charts. So, how has it been performing in the US? According to NPD Video Game Industry Analyst Mat Piscatella, it's doing quite well. The Switch title was not only the second best-selling game of July 2019 (behind EA's Madden NFL...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo
    • North America
    • Fire Emblem
  • News Pokémon Sword And Shield Info Drop Reveals Battle Stadium, New Abilities And More

    Galarian Weezing is a beast!

    The Pokémon Company has shared fresh details on Pokémon Sword and Shield as part of its World Championships event taking place as we speak. Most of the new details can be found in this brand new trailer above, but we'll run through them for you below: First up, the previously announced Galarian Weezing will have an...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Pokemon
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News Nintendo 'Indie World' Showcase Announced For Monday 19th August

    Here are the times you need

    Nintendo has revealed that it will be livestreaming an Indie World video presentation next week. The show will be live next Monday, 19th August, at 6am PT / 9am ET (so that's 2pm BST / 3pm CEST). Nintendo promises "roughly 20 minutes of information about indie games coming to Nintendo Switch". Naturally, we'll make...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nindies
  • Video Super Mario Bros. Movie Deleted Scene Surfaces 26 Years After Release

    And there are more to come

    The Super Mario Bros. movie may well be considered to be pretty awful by most, but it still has a small group of dedicated fans and it would appear that they've stumbled across something of a goldmine. The folks over at SMBmovie.com, a website which is dedicated to cataloguing just about e

    • Movies
    • Super Mario Bros. Movie
    • Super Mario
    • Video
  • News Pokémon TCG Embraces Sword And Shield With New Expansion, Powerful 'V' Cards Introduced

    Zacian V and Zamazenta V confirmed

    Warning: The following trailer may be too epic for some viewers. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is about to leap into a new generation with Sword & Shield, an upcoming expansion for the game which unsurprisingly ties into the upcoming video games. You can get a first look at some of the cards set to be...

    • Pokemon
    • TCG
  • Random Whatever You Do, Don't Be This Foolish Pokémon GO Player

    Don't catch and drive, ya hear?

    Driving and playing video games is pretty stupid, but a Pokémon GO player recently spotted by some Washington State troopers has taken foolishness to a whole new level. The story goes that the troopers, having noticed a stopped car on the hard shoulder of highway, decided to pull over and check to see if any help...

    • Random
    • Pokemon
  • News Streets Of Rage 4 Details To Be Revealed Next Week

    Switch confirmation coming? Please?

    More news on the upcoming Streets of Rage 4 is finally coming next week, and we're desperately hoping for confirmation that the game will be headed to Switch. The revival of Sega's classic side-scrolling fighter series was first revealed back in the summer of 2018, when it was announced that Lizardcube and DotEmu...

    • Sega
    • Streets of Rage
    • Lizardcube
    • Upcoming Releases
  • News "Cute-As-Heck" 3D Platformer A Hat In Time Comes To Switch This October

    Heck, it's about time!

    Gears for Breakfast has been teasing A Hat In Time for Nintendo Switch since last August. After a brief update earlier this year, saying it was "coming soon" to the hybrid system, it's now finally been confirmed the game will arrive on 18th October. A Hat I

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • Upcoming Releases
  • Feature Best Nintendo Switch Party Games

    Maximum fun, minimum fuss

    So, you're having a party - possibly on a rooftop - dancing to the music and all that jazz, but there's suddenly a lull. Fear not because we've got just the thing to get the party started again! Nintendo Switch has a whole host of crowd-pleasing co-op and competitive party games, whether you're hosting a birthday party for...

    • Features
    • Guides
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch Essentials
    • Best Games
  • News You No Longer Need A Bethesda Account To Play DOOM And DOOM II On Switch

    A "more permanent fix" is on the way

    Around the time of this year's QuakeCon, Bethesda announced DOOM, DOOM II and DOOM 3 would all be made available on the Switch eShop. Unfortunately, it all went to hell, when players discovered the original two games required a Bethesda.net login to play. Bethesda quickly responded to the uproar

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Switch eShop
    • DOOM
  • Review Gravity Duck - Finite Flashes Of Fowl Fun

    Quack and easy

    Gravity Duck is an odd little game, but a rather enjoyable one. It’s a 2D, pixel platformer in which you play as a duck gifted with the power to control gravity. After being promised riches in exchange for some golden eggs, the duck sets off to find those eggs in dozens of gravity-bending levels. The gameplay in Gravity Duck...

    • Reviews
    • Switch eShop
    • Gravity Duck
    • Mini Reviews
  • News Epic Games Opens New Studio With Factor 5 Founders At The Helm

    The makers of Turrican return

    Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced the opening of a new studio located in Cologne, Germany in partnership with the founders of German developer, Factor 5. Both Julian Eggebrecht and Achim Moller have joined Epic Games at the new studio, taking on 'Director of Online Technology' and 'Cologne Studio Director'...

    • Epic Games
    • Factor 5
    • Industry
  • News Limited Run Pre-Orders For River City Girls Physical Release Open Later This Month

    Prepare to kick butt and take names

    Limited Run Games has shared the first details about the River City Girls physical release. If you want to "kick butt and take names" as Kyoko and Misako, you'll be able to pre-order a hard copy of the game for Switch or PlayStation 4 from 30th August onwards. Pre-orders will be available for a total of four...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Limited Run Games
  • News Want Rabbids: Adventure Party To Launch In Your Area? Email The CEO, Says Ubisoft

    Anyone have his email address?

    At the very end of July, Ubisoft revealed a brand new Rabbids game for Nintendo Switch. Called Rabbids: Adventure Party, the game is a party title that currently looks set to be a China-exclusive release. It would appear that this could all change if enough players choose to speak up about their desire to play it,...

    • Nintendo Switch
    • Upcoming Releases
    • Ubisoft
    • Rabbids
  • News QUByte Acquires Classic 2D Fighting Series Breakers, Collection Arrives In 2020

    Two games in one

    QUByte – the developer behind the recently released VASARA Collection on the Switch eShop – has announced it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the fighting franchise, Breakers. If the name rings a bell, this was a 2D fighting game developed by Visco Corporation (also responsible for Vasara) in 1996 and released in...

    • Upcoming Releases
    • Neo Geo
    • Visco Corporation
    • Breakers

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