Feature: Playing The Name Game – Developers Discuss The Art Of Finding The Perfect Title

There was a time when naming your company’s latest video game was simple. Just programmed the first golf game for your 8-bit system? Great! Slap Golf on the cover and print 200,000. Likewise Tennis, Baseball and so on. They were simpler times, and the following 16-bit console generation wasn’t much more complicated. Anyone for Super … Read more Feature: Playing The Name Game – Developers Discuss The Art Of Finding The Perfect Title

Exclusive: Torchlight III Character Class Guide – Best Builds And Tips, Straight From The Devs

Torchlight III arrives on Switch on 22nd October, just a week and change after its full launch on consoles and PC (it spent several months this year in Early Access on PC). This second sequel to the beloved original from Runic Games switched form during development from a free-to-play title to a more traditional-style action-RPG … Read more Exclusive: Torchlight III Character Class Guide – Best Builds And Tips, Straight From The Devs

Feature: Skyforge Developer On Bringing The Fantasy Sci-Fi MMORPG To Switch

A Switch release for fantasy sci-fi MMORPG Skyforge was announced by MY.GAMES and developer Allods Team recently with a ‘Fall 2020’ launch date. While the exact release date hasn’t been announced, this is coming from the same team that dropped F2P tactical team shooter Warface on the Switch eShop at the start of the year … Read more Feature: Skyforge Developer On Bringing The Fantasy Sci-Fi MMORPG To Switch

Feature: Moon Studios On Ori And The Will Of The Wisps’ Journey From Xbox To Switch

The previously unannounced appearance of the remarkable Ori and the Will of the Wisps on Switch eShop last month was a huge and very pleasant surprise. Of course, the really big surprise came last year when Microsoft permitted developer Moon Studios to bring its predecessor Ori and the Blind Forest to Switch after securing the … Read more Feature: Moon Studios On Ori And The Will Of The Wisps’ Journey From Xbox To Switch

Feature: No More Robots Boss On How Switch eShop Is Pushing Publishers To Game The System

© Nintendo Life Since Switch launched back in March 2017, we’ve spoken to developers several times about the eShop, its discoverability problems and the tactics being employed to get noticed and sell games on Nintendo’s digital storefront. At launch, the eShop was very much in line with the console’s no-nonsense Home menu — simple, functional … Read more Feature: No More Robots Boss On How Switch eShop Is Pushing Publishers To Game The System

Feature: Jankenteam On Reviving Alex Kidd For A Whole New Generation Of Players

The first new Alex Kidd title since 1990’s Alex Kidd in Shinobi World is coming to the Switch in 2021, and it’s a fresh coat of paint for a franchise-defining Sega classic, in the form of Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX. Remaking a game as widely-played and beloved as Miracle World raises all manner … Read more Feature: Jankenteam On Reviving Alex Kidd For A Whole New Generation Of Players

Feature: Behind The Music Of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

A little while ago Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition arrived on Switch and took many of us on a nostalgia trip to the beloved GameCube original from 2003. While the launch of the remaster perhaps wasn’t as smooth as you might hope, one area where it really excelled was the soundtrack. In fact, its … Read more Feature: Behind The Music Of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Feature: Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memories Directors On Retelling The Series’ Story And Working With Disney

The long-awaited release of Kingdom Hearts III on other console platforms last year brought a conclusion, of sorts, to a storied saga which began way back in 2002 on PS2. We say ‘of sorts’ because the notoriously unwieldy narrative of this series will naturally continue in future games; this Square Enix / Disney crossover universe … Read more Feature: Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memories Directors On Retelling The Series’ Story And Working With Disney

Feature: Bounty Battle Dev On Building A Smash-Style Brawler With Indie Game Heroes

When you look at the behemoth that is Super Smash Bros. these days, game developers with an idea for all-star brawler could be forgiven for thinking ‘what’s the point?‘. Nintendo’s series has grown to become the byword when it comes to frantic fighters, and it fills its genre niche substantially. Still, there are a couple … Read more Feature: Bounty Battle Dev On Building A Smash-Style Brawler With Indie Game Heroes

Feature: How Nintendo, Pokémon And Japanese Culture Shaped Global Tastes Through Pure Invention

© The Crown Publishing Group The Back to the Future movies might be best known for their seat-of-your-pants time-hopping sense of adventure, whip-smart structure and American nostalgia, but they also serve as a socio-economic lens of the time in which they were made. Marty McFly, for example, might not return to exactly the same 1985 … Read more Feature: How Nintendo, Pokémon And Japanese Culture Shaped Global Tastes Through Pure Invention