UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Gains Ground As Splatoon 3 Continues To Dominate

Image: Nintendo Splatoon 3 continues its dominance in the UK market (physically, at least) thanks to the latest charts data. The multiplayer sequel comes in at number one again, but right on its heels is none other than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Originally released back in April 2017 – over five years ago now – … Read more

Nintendo Switch Sale Brings Top-Rated Strategy Game to Under $10

Between the Fire Emblem games other exclusives, the Nintendo Switch has no shortage of strategy titles, but one of the best strategy games the console boasts is actually a third-party title. That game is Slay the Spire, an acclaimed card-battler which has been out for a few years now and came to the Switch on … Read more

Box Art Brawl: Duel – Star Fox Adventures

Image: Nintendo Life Hi everyone; welcome to another edition of ‘Box Art Brawl’! We hope you’ve all had a fun and productive week since our last battle. Last time, we took a look at a GameCube classic with Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life to celebrate the recent announcement of its remake, Story of Seasons: A … Read more

Pokemon Go Maker Reveals New Social Media App

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is launching a new social media app called Campfire this week, which will allow users to better organize in-person meet-ups. Players that sign-up and opt-in can share their locations, and chat with other users. The idea is that the Campfire app would be used in conjunction with AR games like Pokemon … Read more

‘Trombone Champ’ and 13 More of the Most Absurd, Ridiculous Games Ever Made

Screenshot: Holy Wow Studios I’m a big fan of “elevated” video games designed with serious intent—think Papers, Please or This War of Mine—but sometimes I want the opposite. Sometimes I want to play a game that is as dumb as possible, a game so funny and ridiculous, it becomes literally impossible to think about anything … Read more

With Sales Outpacing Pokémon, Why Is Splatoon So Popular In Japan?

Image: Nintendo It happened almost overnight. One day in May 2015, Splatoon merch appeared everywhere in Japan. Baby inklings dangled from kids’ backpacks. Squid-girl stickers adorned pencil cases. Convenience stores advertised raffles for figurines, coffee cups, and Splatoon-branded bags. This explosion of Splat-swag was perhaps more of a surprise given that the Wii U sold … Read more

Trombone Champ Is A Very Bonkers Top 10 Selling Game On Steam

Screenshot: Holy Wow It just simply could not be better that one of the top 10 selling games on Steam right now is Trombone Champ, the utterly ridiculous and hilarious trombone sim-cum-Guitar Hero game from one of the funniest developers in the industry. But it’s also astonishing, given the daft obscurity of the game’s themes. … Read more

River City Girls Zero’s Fresh Coat Of Paint Isn’t Quite Enough

Images taken moments before disaster. Image: WayForward / Arc System Works We might have to wait a little while longer before we can ora ora ora our way into River City Girls 2, but beat ‘em up fans can satiate their hunger by time-warping into the rerelease of a much older game from the ‘90s, … Read more

Detective Pikachu 2 Developer Says It May Be ‘Nearing Release’

Image: Nintendo It’s been three years since The Pokémon Company announced Detective Pikachu 2 for the Nintendo Switch. And given the complete silence on the project since, you’d be forgiven for having completely forgotten it was ever a thing. However, due to a throwaway line on a developer’s LinkedIn profile, it seems it’s not only … Read more

Breath Of The Wild 2

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku Nintendo, ever the iconoclasts, chose the most recent Nintendo Direct to announce not the GameCube Zelda remakes we’re certain they’ve already finished, nor any information about the upcoming Mario movie, but instead to surprise-reveal the official title of Breath of the Wild 2 . It was The Legend Of Zelda: Tears … Read more