Nintendo News

  • Two Point Campus Enrolls On Switch This May, Special Physical Edition Revealed
    on January 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Two Point Hospital owners can get extra goodies! Sega and Two Point Studios have announced that Two Point Campus will launch on Switch and other platforms on 17th May. Following on from the much-loved Two Point Hospital, Two Point Campus lets you build the campus of your dreams, ensuring that your students are getting the best education possible to raise your Campus prestige and bring in more money. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Nintendo Download: 27th January (Europe)
    on January 27, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Pokémon! Gunvolt Chronicles! Vagante! The latest Nintendo Download update for Europe has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch Retail eShop - New Releases Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo, 28th Jan, £49.99 / €59.99) - The fun of exploring while catching Pokémon and filling in a Pokédex has always been a core part of the Pokémon video game series. Pokémon Legends: Arceus was developed with the desire to deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far, while honoring the core gameplay of past Pokémon titles. - Read our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Nintendo Download: 27th January (North America)
    on January 27, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Pokemon Legends: Arceus! Record of Lodoss War! Unforeseen Incidents! The latest Nintendo Download update for North America has arrived, and it's bringing new games galore to the eShop in your region. As always, be sure to drop a vote in our poll and comment down below with your potential picks for the week. Enjoy! Switch eShop - Highlights Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Get ready for a new kind of grand, Pokémon adventure in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a new game that blends action and exploration with the RPG roots of the Pokémon series. Embark on survey missions in the ancient Hisui region. Explore natural expanses to catch wild Pokémon by learning their behavior, sneaking up and throwing a well-aimed Poké Ball. You can also toss the Poké Ball containing your ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon to seamlessly enter battle. Your adventure takes place in the expansive natural majesty of the Hisui region, where you are tasked with studying Pokémon to complete the region’s first Pokédex. Along the way, uncover the mystery surrounding the Mythical Pokémon known as Arceus. Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be available on Jan. 28. -Read our Pokémon Legends: Arceus review Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Dreamcast Star 'Kao The Kangaroo' Is Making A Surprise Comeback On Switch
    on January 27, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Launching physically and digitally this summer. Well, here's a blast from the past. Kao the Kangaroo, who fans might remember from the Dreamcast era, is making a 2022 comeback with a reboot headed to Switch and other modern platforms. From Tate Multimedia, the studio behind the original games that launched in the early 2000s, this new release will see Kao picking up his magical boxing gloves and travelling the world once again to fight off baddies and jump his way through "a colourful and vibrant world". Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Review: Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 - More Of The Same Short-But-Sweetness
    on January 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    That's pronounced "icks", not nine. A couple of years ago, Inti Creates put out Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX—an interesting spinoff featuring one of the most popular characters from the Azure Striker Gunvolt series. It may have been a bit on the short side, but Copen’s inaugural adventure in a starring role showed that his unique take on the series gameplay could comfortably stand on its own if given the chance. Now, while we’re still waiting for Gunvolt 3, we have Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 to help tide us over and it’s… well, it’s more of the same. That is to say, it’s still a thoroughly enjoyable and excellently produced action platformer, but you’ll probably be finished with it by the end of your lunch break. The story of iX 2 picks up shortly after its predecessor's ending, with Copen focused on uncovering the origins of a mysterious old blaster rifle he’s recently discovered. During his research, a wormhole suddenly opens that transports Copen and his crew to a mysterious sandy wasteland in another world, populated by decaying robots called Workers. After meeting a Worker named Null, Copen and the gang make their way to the Grave Pillar—a towering steel structure in the desert which allegedly holds the secret to restoring life to this strange world they’re in. Of course, they can’t get through the Grave Pillar without some interesting battles, and they’re thus tasked with overcoming the six Gravekeepers of the tower to take their keys and find out what awaits them at the top of the pillar. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Square Enix Showcases More Triangle Strategy Features In Japanese Trailer
    on January 27, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Introducing Benedict Pascal and classes. It was only yesterday that we saw the localised 'character trailer #2' for Triangle Strategy, but now Square Enix has jumped ahead with the next video focused on Benedict Pascal. It's in Japanese, of course, but it nevertheless gives another look at characters, settings and game features. Some of you may recall Benedict Pascal from the demo, which itself took place part way through the story. As mentioned above this video also shows the ability to switch or upgrade classes once you reach a certain level, a genre staple that'll no doubt be important in this title. We also see a similar levelling up tree for weapons, which again suggests that this'll be a title with plenty of depth. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus Update For "A Better Gaming Experience" Is Live
    on January 27, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Not a huge download. Update, 27th January, 12:45GMT This update is now live, unsurprisingly with the game about to roll out in countries like Australia and Japan. If you've pre-loaded the download version you can kickstart it manually by pressing '+' on the game's window, then selecting 'Software Update', 'Via the internet'. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Super Bomberman R Online Gets New Character And Battle Map
    on January 27, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Ver. 1.4.1 now live. Super Bomberman R Online has been treated to another update, giving players the chance to check out a new character and a brand new map. Let's kick things off with the new map. Called Orion Town, this new battle arena offers up a variety of settings and seems to be just as hectic as you'd expect – check it out below. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Random: Now This Is What You Call A 'Super' Game Boy
    on January 27, 2022 at 10:30 am

    9 screens, and it's still blurry. Back in the days before massive LCD displays, mankind had to settle with the idea of linking up banks of CRT TVs to create that 'big screen' vibe – and now, a hacker has achieved the same kind of effect using Game Boy displays. In his efforts to reverse engineer the Game Boy's crude greyscale LCD display, kgsws was able to connect 9 screens to the same console, creating a larger (albeit segmented) version of that famously tiny screen. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • This Cancelled N64 Title Is Giving Us Serious 'Akira' Vibes
    on January 27, 2022 at 9:30 am

    ...mixed with a dash of 'Tron' for good measure. One of the great tragedies of all time is that Akira – one of the most influential anime and manga series – has never received a decent video game adaptation. Sure, people have tried, but the resultant efforts always seemed to fall short of the greatness of Katsuhiro Otomo's masterpiece. It turns out we almost had the next best thing in 1996 – an N64 game that borrowed heavily from Akira's aesthetic without actually being an official game. OutSider was never officially announced at the time, but one of the developers behind it has released images on Twitter. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Major Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Doubles Visitors And Adds New 'Membership'
    on January 27, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Isabelle wasn't available to explain it, though. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been out on mobile for over four years, and has proven popular enough that it's still supported and given regular updates. It certainly captures a lot of the charm that makes its Switch buddy Animal Crossing: New Horizons such a hit, with the difference being it adopts an alternative style along with microtransactions (it is free-to-start, after all). Its latest big update is rolling out today and it's adding a couple of notable features. First of all, it's doubling the number of animals that can be invited to your campsite from 8 to 16, which is a welcome leap. It's also adding an optional smart device widget that you can put on your device's home screen, a nice touch and another way to open the game. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus Tops Amazon's "Best Sellers" Chart, Unsurprisingly
    on January 27, 2022 at 4:45 am

    Physical copies have also sold out in some regions. Ahead of the arrival of Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Switch tomorrow, the game has already sold out in certain parts of the world on Amazon. On both the US and UK Amazon webpages, physical copies of the game are temporarily out of stock. Even digital code sales are performing quite well. The game is currently the best-selling Nintendo Switch title on the website and also tops the charts in both regions as the best-selling video game (across all platforms) right now. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Mortal Kombat's 2021 Movie Reboot Is Getting A Sequel
    on January 27, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Mortal Kombat 2 promises to be bigger, better and bloodier. Last year saw the return of Mortal Kombat on the big screen and it seems the reboot has been successful enough to score a sequel. According to an exclusive over on Deadline, New Line Cinema has hired Jeremy Slater to write the Mortal Kombat 2 script. He's the head writer of the upcoming Marvel/Disney+ series Moon Knight. Apart from this, nothing else is really known about the sequel just yet, but according to Slater it will be "bigger and better and bloodier": Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Monster Hunter Rise Version 3.8.0 Is Now Live, Here's What's New And Different
    on January 27, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Download it today. We're getting closer to the one-year mark of Monster Hunter Rise and Capcom's still showing strong support for the title. Just a few weeks ago it released the PC version of the game on Steam, and more recently it's announced the title has shipped over 8 million units worldwide. Sunbreak DLC is also on the way. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Nintendo Minute's Kit And Krysta Say Goodbye In Their "Final Episode"
    on January 27, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Update: Kit and Krysta have left Nintendo. Update #2 : It seems Kit will also be moving on from Nintendo. The co-creator of Nintendo Minute announced earlier before he would be leaving the company after 13 years. Here's his full statement: "Today is my 13 year anniversary of starting at Nintendo. It’s also my last day at Nintendo. I’m fortunate to have been a small part of this incredible company for all these years. It was the experience of a lifetime full of unforgettable moments and people. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Random: This Weird Mario Kart Meme Is Supposed To Combat COVID
    on January 26, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    F-Zero transmission rates. We used to imagine that the future was a magical, sparkly place, full of flying cars and food replicators. It turns out that the future is really just a place where social media managers make confusing memes about a global pandemic. How boring. The report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which is what they're trying to get people to read, states that only 35% of Americans who are eligible for a vaccine booster have actually got it, and they're trying to increase that statistic. "Boosting helps us reduce our risk of transmitting to others," says the report, noting that children, seniors, and immunocompromised people in particular can benefit from reduced transmission rates. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Video: Check Out The Improved Graphics In This New Life Is Strange Remastered Trailer
    on January 26, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    "Additional bones". : A new trailer, this time showing a scene between Chloe's mum and step-dad, also gives a deeper look into the updated and improved facial animation, textures, and lighting. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Random: This Fan-Made SNES Hack Combines Celeste With Super Mario
    on January 26, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    It's also Celeste's 4th birthday! Remember the Super Mario Maker craze, when a bunch of masochistic platforming-obsessed players would show off their near-impossible levels? And then, just days later, some even more masochistic platforming-obsessed player would post a video of themselves beating it? Well, now you can relive those glory days with this incredible combination of Super Mario and Celeste, released as its own game and dubbed the "lovechild of two incredible platformers" by its creator, MarkAlarm. Imagine Mario, but he can dash, wall-jump, and overcome an anxiety disorder. It's what we've always wanted! Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Talking Point: Do You Consider Pokémon Legends: Arceus To Be A Mainline Title?
    on January 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    It doesn't even have two parallel versions! Let's get this out of the way, first: Pokémon Legends: Arceus is, canonically, a mainline Pokémon game. Serebii master Joe Merrick confirmed as much late last year: As he puts it in another tweet, "it is not a spin-off... It's no more a spin-off than Super Mario Galaxy is to Super Mario World." Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Aerial_Knight's Never Yield Set For 'Huge Improvements' In Update
    on January 26, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    'Da Update' will add content and story. Aerial_Knight's Never Yield was a high profile Indie release in May last year, a runner with a distinct approach to storytelling and an excellent soundtrack. Though we appreciated its style and premise, in our review we felt there were a few shortcomings that held it back. Its creator, Neil Jones, was following a lot of player feedback and - along with publisher HeadUp Games - has confirmed 'Da Update', which will be free and add all sorts of improvements; the game is also getting a mobile release. It's a substantial update and resolves some common complaints - it'll add an endless mode, leaderboards, and even more story content and music. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Guide: Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel Best Decks Starter Guide - Crafting And CP Explained
    on January 26, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    The cards are in your hand – now here’s what to do with them. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel is a complex game that throws you into the arena with barely a word of advice and a pocketful of cards you might not even know what to do with. The game has changed much since it’s debut in the late 1990s, and while there’s much to learn in Master Duel, there are ways to make that process much easier on yourself. This guide includes the best tips for getting started, including how to get more cards and how crafting works, along with some recommendations for more advanced deck building using tournament-winning templates. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • The First Zelda Was Almost 100% Dungeons, According To Miyamoto
    on January 26, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    "There was no overhead map". The Legend of Zelda series is famous for mixing a large, non-linear open-world with multiple dungeons, but in an interview from 1999 that has recently been translated by Shmuplations.com, the legendary designer revealed that the original game was very nearly "just dungeons." In the interview – which is primarily focused on Ocarina of Time – Miyamoto is asked about transitioning the dungeons into 3D, and replies: Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Zelda-Like 'Oceanhorn 2' Adds Card Game, But It's Not On Switch
    on January 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    Currently exclusive to Apple Arcade, dev plans "to continue supporting" Switch version. Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm and its predecessor undoubtedly draw upon a certain Nintendo franchise for some inspiration, but it's an IP that is increasingly establishing its own identity, lore and fanbase. Now developer Cornfox & Bros. has release a new 'Arcadian Tarock' update on Apple Arcade that adds a card game, which perhaps brings to mind the likes of Gwent. Initially this update is only on Apple Arcade, but below are some details for reference: Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Round Up: The Pokémon Legends: Arceus Reviews Are In
    on January 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Is it any good? In just two days' time, Pokémon Legends: Arceus launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Taking the series in an entirely new direction, the game is arguably one of the most exciting Pokémon releases in years, but also one that leaves us with plenty of questions. Reviews for the game have gone live today, including our own, so we've gone ahead and rounded up a selection of quotes and review scores from a number of different outlets. Below, you'll see just how well the new title has gone down with the media ahead of this week's launch. Read the full article on nintendolife.com

  • Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Demo Lets You Try The Game Ahead Of Next Month's Launch
    on January 26, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Live on the eShop today! Fans will be able to check out Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires on Switch and other platforms before the game launches next month thanks to a free demo going live today. Available on the Switch eShop, the demo features the game's all-new evolved castle sieges including both invasion battles and defense, letting players storm the enemy castle or fight to defend their fortress in what's said to be a "challenging" tutorial. You'll also be able to check out its 'edit' mode, where you can create your own officers before taking them into battle. Read the full article on nintendolife.com