Anniversary: The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Is Now 21 Years Old In Japan

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask today turns 21 years old in Japan. Although it’s not quite as significant as last year’s 20th anniversary, in some countries Link and Skull Kid would now be old enough to have a drink. The game first arrived in Japan in the year 2000 and despite being one of … Read more

Deathsmiles Collection Brings More Shoot ‘Em Up Action To Switch In 2021

Update [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 15:55 BST]: Publisher City Connection has announced Deathsmile I & II will launch on the Switch and multiple other platforms on 16th December (thanks, Gematsu). Unfortunately, there’s still no mention of a local release. Original Story [Sat 26th Sep, 2020 11:00 BST]: If you’re seeking more shoot ’em up action, … Read more

Nintendo Switch Is Now The Sixth Best-Selling Video Game System In Japan

Expected to overtake lifetime PSP and PS2 sales this year by Liam Doolan 52 mins ago © Nintendo Life The Nintendo Switch is now officially the sixth best-selling video game system of all time in Japan, according to sales data provided by Famitsu (via Video Games Charts). It’s apparently sold 19,410,000 units within this region … Read more

Super Nintendo World Forced To Close Just One Month After Opening

© Nintendo Update (Fri 23rd Apr, 2021 14:45 BST): As suspected, the park’s closure has now been made official by Universal Studios Japan. The company has shared a statement addressing the news, noting that its parks will be closed from this Sunday, 25th April until the requirements of Osaka’s state of emergency have lifted (thanks, … Read more

Random: Who Is Kinopio-Kun, And Why Is He In The Background Of So Many Nintendo Games?

We love Toads here at Nintendo Life. And how could you not? He’s a great friend, an adequate butler, and an acceptable Mario Kart choice. In Japan, he’s also the mascot of Nintendo’s LINE account — a social media platform that’s super popular over there. You may recognise this green guy from that really weird … Read more

Konami Has Trademarked ‘Castlevania’ And ‘Metal Gear Rising’ In Japan

© Konami It’s fair to say that Konami isn’t the force it once was in the world of video games. Not so long ago it was competing with the likes of Capcom, Sega and Nintendo at the top of the market, but these days it is more content pushing out moderately successful titles like Super … Read more

Anniversary: Mother 3 For Game Boy Advance Is Now 15 Years Old

Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé has acknowledged the 2006 Japan-only Game Boy Advance exclusive Mother 3 a few times over the past week, and today just so happens to be the third entry’s 15th anniversary. Yes, it’s now been 15 long years since this cult classic RPG arrived in Japan. Although Nintendo allegedly … Read more

Restored Images Show Nintendo’s Headquarters As They Existed In 1970

Nintendo’s Hanafuda playing cards were printed on large sheets before being cut into individual cards (Image: via @KaihatsuYT) First founded way back in 1889, Nintendo has now been around for 131 years. The company has unsurprisingly gone through a number of major changes in that time, and a newly-restored set of photographs have given us … Read more

Random: Updated Diddy Kong Render (With Fur) Spotted On Nintendo’s Japanese Website

Diddy Kong in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018) (Image: Nintendo) We’ve heard pretty much nothing from the Donkey Kong crew since the re-release of Tropical Freeze on the Switch in 2018, but today we’ve potentially got some exciting news for all of you Kong fans around the globe. Well, maybe… According to eagle-eyed DK enthusiast … Read more

Konami’s Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Game Arrives In Japan This August

Yuga Ohdo – the protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Update #2 [Sun 18th Apr, 2021 09:30 BST]: While there’s still no mention of a local release, Konami has now locked in an official Japanese release date for its next Yu-Gi-Oh! game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel. The game will arrive on 12th August, with pre-orders opening this month … Read more