Anniversary: Pokémon Black And White Are Now 10 Years Old

This week marks the 10 year anniversary of Pokémon Black and White on the Nintendo DS (aka the fifth generation of Pokémon games). Both titles were originally released on 18th September 2010 in Japan – with the western launch following in March 2011. These entries were some of the top-selling games on the DS, shifting … Read more Anniversary: Pokémon Black And White Are Now 10 Years Old

Today’s The Big Day – Happy 35th Anniversary, Mario!

35 years ago today, on 13th September 1985, the original Super Mario Bros. launched for the Famicom in Japan. Nobody could have predicted just how successful Nintendo’s main mascot would become, especially 35 years down the line, but here we are, looking at one of the most instantly recognisable faces in gaming and – arguably … Read more Today’s The Big Day – Happy 35th Anniversary, Mario!

Feature: Rare Turns 35 This Week – We Pick 10 Highlights From The Nintendo Years

Three-and-a-half decades ago this week, British developer Rare was formed. Formerly known as Ultimate Play the Game, the company was created with the express purpose of creating titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System and from the mid-1980s until the early ’00s the Twycross-based team would deliver some of the finest video games on Nintendo platforms. … Read more Feature: Rare Turns 35 This Week – We Pick 10 Highlights From The Nintendo Years

Soapbox: 25 Years On, I Still Can’t Get Into Yoshi’s Island

© Nintendo Life On the 25th anniversary of its Japanese release, Gavin ponders why he just can’t get down with one of Nintendo’s most celebrated games of the 16-bit era… There’s a strata of gaming classics so renowned for their quality that they become untouchable. Not liking, say, Ocarina of Time is cause for some … Read more Soapbox: 25 Years On, I Still Can’t Get Into Yoshi’s Island

Splatoon Players Celebrate The Series’ Fifth Anniversary With Lovely Fan Art

This image comes from the first game’s initial reveal back in 2014! Five years ago (well, five years and a day ago, actually) the original Splatoon inked its way onto the Wii U. It was an exciting and fresh take on the online shooter and a completely new venture for Nintendo – and boy are … Read more Splatoon Players Celebrate The Series’ Fifth Anniversary With Lovely Fan Art

CD Projekt Red Celebrates 5 Years Of Witcher 3 With A Rocking Rendition Of Its Main Theme

It feels strange to say, but The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turned five-years-old today. No, we can’t quite believe it either, and not just because it only came to a Nintendo console last year. We’re still poking around its incredible world over six months on from the remarkable Switch port, but to think that the … Read more CD Projekt Red Celebrates 5 Years Of Witcher 3 With A Rocking Rendition Of Its Main Theme