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

‘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

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

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

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

‘GameStop Daycare’ Is A Thing & Staff Are Tired Of Babysitting

Photo: Michael M. Santiago / Nintendo / Kotaku (Getty Images) Gamers of a certain age have fond memories of that first time they played Super Mario 64 or another Nintendo classic at the demo station in the mall. It felt like you were touching a piece of the future. Maybe you played for hours. What … Read more

Takaya Imamura Celebrates Star Fox Adventures’ 20th Anniversary

Image: Nintendo / Rare Too many GameCube games are turning 20 at the moment, and it’s making us feel old. But, on the plus side, it’s also making us feel nostalgic. Star Fox Adventures is the latest GameCube game to hit the big two-zero today, 23rd September, in North America. And Star Fox’s character designer … Read more

Illumination’s Super Mario Movie Reconfirms Release Date, Teaser Coming Next Month

Image: Nintendo Update: We originally reported that the Super Mario Bros. animated movie had not received an official release date prior to New York Comic Con’s announcement. However, Nintendo revealed back in April 2022 that the film will launch on 7th April 2023 in North America and 28th April in Japan. Original article: Illumination’s upcoming … Read more

Splatoon 3’s Katana Turns My Squid Into A Ninja, And It Rules

Strike a pose before painting foes.Image: Nintendo Splatoon 3 is filled with an assortment of colorful weaponry. From guns that look like pencil sharpeners to paint buckets in the shape of bathtubs, Nintendo’s ink ‘em up has no shortage of personality, especially when it comes to your choice of paint-splattering equipment. But despite all the … Read more