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  • Raji: An Ancient Epic Enhanced Edition Coming As A Free Update To Switch
    on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Due later this year.Raji: An Ancient Epic was a high profile Indie arrival on the Switch eShop last year, catching the eye with its ancient India setting and intriguing mythology. It's made its way onto various platforms since, and now it's been confirmed that an Enhanced Edition is arriving later this year; it'll be a free update for existing owners.As you can see in the trailer above it'll be adding a Hindi voiceover, 'new game modes' and revamped gameplay. It seems we'll need to wait a little longer for specifics on the new content in particular, but it'll certainly be welcome.Read the full article on

  • Streets Of Rage 4 DLC Finally Available To Buy On Switch Following 10-Day Delay
    on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Update: "Critical patch now live".Update #2 (Mon 26th Jul, 2021): Coming ten days after the Streets of Rage 4 DLC launched on other platforms, it's now finally available to purchase on everyone's favourite handheld hybrid console family. Dotemu's Executive Director Cyrille Imbert had this to say in a press release letting fans know the DLC blockage on Switch has now been fixed:We want to take this time to first apologize to our Switch players - this should not have happened and we are tremendously sorry to have kept you waiting. We appreciate every single one of you for sticking by us, and can assure that we will work diligently so that this never happens again.Read the full article on

  • Just 10 Days Since Launch, Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Is Already Amazon's Third Best-Seller Of 2021
    on July 26, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Not a bad start, eh?If Amazon's sales are anything to go by – and with Amazon being the world's biggest online retailer, we'd say they probably are – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is having a very solid start to life indeed.A quick look at Amazon's list of best-selling games of 2021 reveals that Skyward Sword HD is already the company's third best-selling retail game of the year so far. Only Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (which launched back in February), and the world-dominating Animal Crossing: New Horizons have sold better at Amazon this calendar year, with Skyward Sword nabbing that third spot after just ten days since launch.Read the full article on

  • Review: NEO: The World Ends With You - A Striking Return To The Streets Of Shibuya
    on July 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    The rhythm is calling you back.For the past 13 years, fans of the Nintendo DS cult classic, The World Ends With You have been practically begging Square Enix to whip up a new entry in the world of the original. The vibes of that first venture are flavour-rich, boasting a bouncy and energetic soundtrack, a loveable cast of characters, and a combat system just as unique as the rest of the game. So we were thrilled to bits when the news of a sequel came across our desk last year, although at the same time cautious, as we hold the tale of the first game close to our hearts.Would the story of the original have been better off left untouched by NEO: The World Ends With You? Do the creators really have the gusto to match or exceed the energy from that first waltz through Shibuya? Will the new protagonist Rindo and the rest of these runts ever be able to live up to the likes of Neku and company? We’ve been asking ourselves these same questions for weeks, months even, and thankfully it was all for naught. This new action-RPG romp through Shibuya’s streets is full of fresh beats and surprising treats to appease longtime fans and newcomers alike.Read the full article on

  • Pokémon Unite Survey Wants To Know Which Parts Of The Game Frustrate You
    on July 26, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Have your say.Pokémon Unite is now available on Nintendo Switch – a mobile version is also on the way later this year – and the development team is looking for your feedback.If you've been playing the game over the past few days and have any thoughts on what you like or don't like about it, make sure to head on over to the survey page to have your say. Early questions ask about your playstyle (such as whether you play mostly handheld or docked and how far you've progressed through the game's levels), but they soon address more particular topics.Read the full article on

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Passes Twelve Million Sales Worldwide
    on July 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    A hefty hit.The Mortal Kombat series has shown outstanding longevity, moving beyond controversies over gore in its earliest days to becoming a major part of the current-day gaming scene. Latest entry Mortal Kombat 11 and even its Ultimate Edition have graced the Switch in a pleasant reminder that, when pushed, Nintendo's hardware can deliver some top-grade third-party games on the go.Warner Bros. Games and NetherRealm Studios have now confirmed that Mortal Kombat 11, across all platforms and including the multiple editions, has now passed 12 million sales worldwide. The broader franchise has passed 73 million video game units too, so those are pretty big numbers for the fighting IP.Read the full article on

  • Apple Slash Brings "God-Like" Combat To Switch This Week For Less Than $5
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Short but sweet?If you're in the market for something new but don't have the biggest budget to play with, it might be worth keeping an eye on Apple Slash.From Ratalaika Games and Agelvik, the game is an indie action-adventure launching on Switch later this week. "Apple Slash is a passion project I started in February 2019," the developer says. "It's designed to be a short little experience to test its potential with something bigger in mind."Read the full article on

  • Review: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - Two Detective Games That Do Almost Everything Wright
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Ryunosuke rises from the ashes.The last time we saw Phoenix Wright and friends, the stars of the Ace Attorney franchise, they were in a made-up country called Khura'in. Spirit of Justice came out for 3DS in 2016, and was relatively divisive — a lot of critics ranked it highly, but others found issue with its "wishy-washy" mechanics and its heavy reliance on made-up mysticism. It also marked a fairly big change in the Ace Attorney games: though they've always been quite coy about where they're set, they've never really left the United States (or Japan, if you're a purist) — at least, until Spirit of Justice, where significant chunks of the story are set in a fictional country.The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, as many fans will already know, is set in Meiji-era Japan and Victorian England, making it it almost the exact opposite of Spirit of Justice: instead of being made-up, it's firmly rooted in historical fact and steeped in the vernacular of the time. It can be quite jarring to go from the often light-hearted, goofy fictional world of Phoenix Wright (the man who adopted a daughter out of nowhere, and has a sidekick who can read emotions with a magical bracelet) to the weirdly real world of Wright's ancestor, Ryunosuke Naruhodo — not least because the latter is also very, very Japanese.Read the full article on

  • No More Heroes 3 Footage Showcases Open World Segments
    on July 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Source videos do look better than some YT uploads.No More Heroes 3 is now, finally, just a short time away. It launches on 27th August and those that have enjoyed the series across its two Wii entries and the Travis Strikes Again spin-off can finally gear up for an all-new title in the series.Publisher Marvelous has been maintaining a rather impressive official website (Japanese) and sharing regular video clips and updates; clips have then been tweeted out, for example. Recent videos over the past week have given some brief looks at the game's open world segments, and while they don't look particularly impressive there have been reuploads on YouTube that don't do them much justice.Read the full article on

  • Anticipated Sword-Fighting Platformer Fallen Knight Delayed On Switch
    on July 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

    But we do have a new trailer.Back in April, PQube and FairPlay Studios announced that Fallen Knight would be launching on Switch this summer. It was originally planned to arrive in June, and the game has now been released on PS4, Xbox One and Steam, but the Switch version is still sadly missing in action.The game certainly caught the attention of the Nintendo Life community when it was first revealed, with many of you praising its visuals and noting it down as one you'll be keeping an eye on. While no new release date has been offered up for the Switch version beyond a 'coming soon in 2021' window, its release on other consoles does at least mean we have some new footage to look at (check out the new trailer above).Read the full article on

  • Random: An Eager 3DS StreetPass Fan Spent A Day In New York, Got Zero Hits
    on July 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

    To steal a witty Reddit post, it's 'StreetPast'.Earlier this year we wholeheartedly jumped into nostalgia when sharing a video of all StreetPass puzzles, reminiscing on the days when you'd pop the marvellous 3DS into a pocket or bag and return home with some lovely hits. Yes, we miss those days.A lot of people do, as well, as this Reddit post blew up in which user 'itsmefizzy' said, very simply, that they "spent a whole day in NYC and not one Streetpass received (Nintendo Store included)".Read the full article on

  • Random: This Wonderful LEGO Wii Build Brings Back Memories Of Simpler Times
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:30 am

    'I don't need to use the wrist strap'.The year's 2007. After months of searching for stock up and down the country, your family has finally gotten their hands on Nintendo's new Wii console, complete with a copy of Wii Sports, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz.Remember this?Read the full article on

  • Kemco Summer Switch Sale Reduces Seven RPGs By Up To 50%
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Discounts live in Europe, NA and Australia.It's that time of the month once again, folks, as Kemco launches another new sale on the Switch eShop.Slightly smaller in scale than past sales, this one doesn't include any games on 3DS. It does discount seven RPGs on Switch's digital store, however, and all of these are listed below.Read the full article on

  • UK Charts: Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Settles For Second After A 74% Drop In Weekly Sales
    on July 26, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Nintendo takes half of top ten.UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 24th July, revealing that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has fallen to second place in its second week on sale.The game managed to go straight in at number one last week, beating other newcomer F1 2021 to the top prize, but after a 74% drop in physical sales for Zelda this week (thanks,, the two have now switched positions. EA's racer sold best on Xbox Series platforms, followed by PS4 and PS5 respectively, and ultimately shifted more copies across the board than Skyward Sword this time around.Read the full article on

  • Harmony Of A Hunter Returns Will Bring Us 5 Hours Of Metroid Music
    on July 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

    A huge fan collaboration to celebrate the series.Nintendo's iconic franchises give us lots of fan creations, often in the form of extravagant artwork. For Metroid fans that enjoy the franchise music, the 'Harmony of a Hunter' albums (from a collective referred to as Shinesparkers) are among the highlights that pop up relatively frequently. Distributed for free - as is necessary to avoid Nintendo's wrath, of course - they've given us plenty of hours of entertainment.Shinesparker's lead Darren Kerwin has now confirmed that, after a bit of a break, Harmony of a Hunter Returns arrives soon - on 6th August. It's a project in memory of a friend of Kerwin that introduced him to Metroid, therefore indirectly inspiring a decade of music, and to celebrate the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the franchise along with Metroid Dread.Read the full article on

  • You Can Now Pre-Order Sonic Colors: Ultimate On The Switch eShop
    on July 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Update: File size also revealed.Update : With pre-orders of the digital version of Sonic Colors: Ultimate going live, we've also found out the file size. Well, kind of.According to the Nintendo website, it'll take up 6.9GB of free space on your system. And on the US and UK eShop pages, it says 7.2GB of free space is required. So make sure you've got around 7GB free.Read the full article on

  • Talking Point: Every Pre-BOTW 3D Zelda Now Has A Remake, But Which Is Best?
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Featuring *two* polls!Like Disney remaking all of its old animated movies into live-action versions, Nintendo has slowly been remastering all of its old Zelda games to bring them to new audiences — and to remind old audiences why they loved the games so much.Unlike Disney's live-action movies, though, the Zelda remakes are fantastic, and now that Skyward Sword HD is out on the Switch, we finally have a full house of 3D Zelda remakes (except for Breath of the Wild, of course).Read the full article on

  • Mini Review: The Procession To Calvary - An Absurdist Point-And-Click Quest That Will Split Your Sides
    on July 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Death to Heavenly Peter!The very first moment you lay eyes on The Procession To Calvary you'll probably be reminded of the iconic British comedy series Monty Python, thanks to the use of cut-up, pre-existing classical artwork. However, while this is a huge part of the game's visual appeal, its sense of humour is actually more unique than that, and it often challenges genre favourites such as Monkey Island and Sam & Max when it comes to absurdist jokes and belly laughs. In fact, we'd even dare to say that, in its funniest moments, The Procession To Calvary (named after the Pieter Bruegel the Elder painting of the same title) even manages to surpass those titles.The game is essentially a point-and-click adventure that uses the analogue stick and buttons rather than the Switch's touchscreen – a system that works perfectly well, despite the misgivings we initially harboured. You assume the role of a female warrior who is tasked with ridding the land of the murderous despot Heavenly Peter, but actually getting within a sword's swipe of Pete is a challenge; you'll have to solve puzzles, help NPCs, run errands and all of the other good stuff that point-and-click adventures are famed for.Read the full article on

  • Valve Responds To 'Switch Vs Steam Deck' Comparisons, Insists It's "Going After" A Different Audience
    on July 25, 2021 at 11:00 am

    "High-end" PC gamers are the target.Following the reveal of the Switch OLED earlier this month, Valve announced its new handheld PC device, the Steam Deck.It's drawn plenty of comparisons to Nintendo's hybrid system due to its similarities in design (and has resulted in many memes) and now some members of the Valve team have shared their own thoughts about this exclusively with IGN. To drive home the point it's different, designer Greg Coomer reiterated how the Steam Deck was chasing a market that's already attached to the Steam library. In the words of IGN, "high-end PC gaming".Read the full article on

  • Poll: Box Art Brawl #88 - F-Zero: GP Legend
    on July 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Check with your GP.Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, our series of retro box art polls where we all decide the best regional variants from two or more territories.It's been a while since we witnessed the last Box Art Brawl — an East vs. West duel between a pair of Metroid: Zero Missions, if we recall. Looking back we can see that it was a very even match, although Japan managed to snag victory in the end with 53% of the vote versus 47% for the combined might of North America and Europe.Read the full article on

  • Video: The Complete Story Of The Metroid Series
    on July 25, 2021 at 6:05 am

    Get ready for the arrival of Metroid Dread.As soon as Nintendo announced Metroid Dread - the fifth and final entry in the original Metroid story arc, we all had similar thoughts about revisiting the older entries in the series in some way or form.If you can't see yourself playing through these classic titles before the new one arrives this October, never fear - as our senior video producer, Alex Olney, is here to give you a crash course in the entire history of the Metroid series. Not only does he cover the games you might want to know about leading into Metroid Dread, but he also touches on other entries such as the Metroid Prime series and even Metroid: Other M.Read the full article on

  • Respawn's F2P Shooter Apex Legends Gets A New Character On 3rd August
    on July 25, 2021 at 3:45 am

    Introducing Seer.Apart from the Lost in Random release date announcement at EA Play 2021 earlier this week, Respawn Entertainment introduced the new Apex Legends character Seer and the new season 'Emergence' launching alongside him.This new legend is a tracker and uses stealth abilities to get the upper hand in battle, according to the game's director.Read the full article on

  • Rumour: Nintendo To End Submissions For New Wii U And 3DS eShop Games
    on July 25, 2021 at 2:45 am

    "Effective from 1st April 2022".Nintendo could be preparing to wind down 3DS and Wii U eShop game releases, according to a new rumour.Read the full article on

  • Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void DLC Arrives Next Week
    on July 24, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Update: Here's a first look.Update : A developer diary of the upcoming 'Echoing Void' DLC for Minecraft Dungeons has now been released. This next content update will mark the end of the Arch-Illager narrative and will also be released alongside an additional free update on the same date (28th July).Original article : Mojang has announced a brand new DLC expansion for its hack & slash Minecraft Dungeons. It's titled 'Echoing Void' and will be arriving on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, on 28th July.Read the full article on

  • Soapbox: Parallel Play Is The New Couch Co-Op, And Minecraft Is Perfect For It
    on July 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    My couch isn't that nice anyway.I haven't seen some of my friends in months. Others, I haven't seen in years. It's partly the pandemic, and partly because I moved country four years ago, and also partly because I have a flawed grasp of object permanence, so if I can't see someone's face on a regular basis, I might forget that they exist. But with the combined power of Discord, the internet, and my massive library of video games, I can roam around fantasy worlds with my chums pretty much any time I like.I wrote about co-operative and multiplayer games back in May, saying that I really wish that there were more co-op games that weren't about killing each other or other people. At the time, I was playing a lot of Valheim, which is fantastic for that, because it's PvE (player versus environment) rather than PvP (player versus player); Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Astroneer are similarly all about working together and apart to build a community and a homebase.Read the full article on