Review: Heaven’s Vault – A Beautifully-Realised Adventure With A Few Technical Quirks

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) Aliya Elasra is not a likeable character. She is cynical, untrustworthy, and as stubborn as a wayward child. She is unpleasant to those who care about her, and as a result, the list is rapidly dwindling. Her mentor at the University of Iox calls her into her office one day … Read more

Review: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – A Superb Mario Adventure With A Bowser Bonus

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Docked) Well, it’s finally here. The 35th anniversary of Mario may soon be ending with a Thanos-style snap of the fingers for Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35, but before we mourn them, Nintendo has one final release to celebrate the big three-five, and this one’s sticking around … Read more

Ring Fit Adventure Might Be The Best-Selling New JRPG Of This Generation

Kids who grew up in the ’90s fondly remember Final Fantasy and Pokémon as their first JRPGs. Kids who grew up in the 2000s might have nostalgic feelings over Dragon Quest, Fire Emblem, Xenoblade, or Persona. Apparently, children born in the last few years will one day recall playing their favourite retro JRPG: Ring Fit … Read more

Review: Olija – A Cinematic Adventure Packed With Atmosphere

Captured on Nintendo Switch (Handheld/Undocked) Olija is, at its simplest, an action-platformer with a harpoon that lets you grapple up to different areas. If you played the fantastically dynamic Flinthook – or you’ve used Zelda’s Hookshot – then you’ll recognise the mechanic: shoot hook, dash to hook, repeat. The harpoon can (and should) also be … Read more

The Girl From Arkanya Is A Treasure-Hunting Adventure Inspired By Classic 2D Zelda Titles

We’re not quite sure how The Girl From Arkanya missed us back in August. This 2D Zelda-style RPG comes from Peruvian developers Arkanya Games, and was successfully funded on Kickstarter within a day, smashing an initial $10,000 goal to earn $43,453 overall. It’s coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, as well as Steam … Read more

Stone-Fiction Platformer Jet Kave Adventure Now Available – Xbox Wire

One of humanity’s greatest driving forces is… curiosity. And that’s exactly what leads our prehistoric protagonist to finding a jetpack left behind by an alien invader. In Jet Kave Adventure, the Stone Age meets Science-Fiction. We tell the story of Kave, a chief banished by his own tribe. When you meet him, Kave wanders aimlessly … Read more

Random: Introducing The Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit, A “Total-Body” Exercise For Switch

Hardware hacker Mike Choi is at it again with another crazy invention. This time it’s a new Switch “total-body” exercise program called Labo Fit Adventure Kart. It mashes together Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ring Fit Adventure, Nintendo Labo, and an exercise bike to create a grueling but highly entertaining video game workout. This kit allows … Read more

Random: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World’s New Cover Art Is A Parody Of Sonic Adventure

SEGA Bryan Lee O’Malley – creator of Scott Pilgrim – is trolling us, isn’t he. The new cover art for Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game features the titular boy antihero is a pose familiar to many of us, and that’s because it’s a direct replica of/homage to Sonic’s iconic under-the-leg pose from the … Read more

Best Of 2020: Remembering The Shadow Dragon – A History Of Fire Emblem’s Original Adventure

Over the holiday season we’ll be republishing a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews and other features from the previous twelve months that we consider to be our Best of 2020. Hopefully, this will give you a chance to catch up on pieces you missed, or simply enjoy looking back on a year which did … Read more