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Unrailed! Is The Next Switch Limited Edition From Super Rare Games
Unrailed! Is The Next Switch Limited Edition From Super Rare Games
Take a look at the goodies included. There are a number of limited run / special edition stores that cater to the physical copy addiction many of us Switch owners share, and one of the more established outlets is Super Rare Games.
Streets Of Rage 4's Mr. X Nightmare DLC will add 3 new characters
Streets Of Rage 4's Mr. X Nightmare DLC will add 3 new characters
Streets Of Rage 4 managed a rare trick last year, by satisfying long-time fans of the punch-and-go series while modernising the formula for new players who'd never eaten a floor chicken before.
Get guaranteed legendary gear with this Outriders Legacy quest guide
Get guaranteed legendary gear with this Outriders Legacy quest guide
Completing the Outriders Legacy quest and getting a rare reward is a matter of delayed gratification.
Oddworld: Soulstorm releases bug-squashing update
Oddworld: Soulstorm releases bug-squashing update
Oddworld: Soulstorm, which yesterday launched on PC, PS4 and on PS5 via PlayStation Plus, has today been updated to version 1.05. This update fixes several cases where the bug-eyed Abe could become soft-locked in rare circumstances - something Eurogamer was warned about earlier in the week. Review copies of Oddworld Inhabitants' game were accompanied by a rare note asking recipients to warn players of a couple of bugs in the game which were still being investigated.
Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
After switching to the seasons and Plunder Pass model earlier this year, pirate playground Sea Of Thieves has teased the start of season two coming next week.
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
A new emote for hiding in barrels has also been revealed.
Sea of Thieves Season 2 starts next week and lets you hide in a barrel
Sea of Thieves Season 2 starts next week and lets you hide in a barrel
Sea of Thieves is about to set sail (that terrible pun is so intended that it's basically not a pun anymore) for the second part of its new seasonal live, and developer Rare has confirmed that the Sea of Thieves Season Two release date is set for next week.
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
How To Skip Monster Hunter Rise’s Pesky ‘Quest Complete’ Cutscenes
Once you get comfortable with the basics of Monster Hunter Rise, the real game of grinding out rare materials for high-level equipment can finally begin.
Pokémon Go's Easter event is an unexpectedly bad example of its loot box-style incubators
Pokémon Go's Easter event is an unexpectedly bad example of its loot box-style incubators
Pokémon Go's latest event has come under fire from fans trying to collect a rare, costumed creature - Flower Happiny - which has only a tiny chance of hatching from one of the game's loot box-style eggs.
The Ascent is a co-op cyberpunk shooter that pops
The Ascent is a co-op cyberpunk shooter that pops
It's rare that I'm impressed by graphics anymore, but The Ascent's recent trailer had me stepping through it frame-by-frame just so I could squint at the details.
Super Mario Bros. Sealed Copy Sells for Record-Breaking $660K
Super Mario Bros. Sealed Copy Sells for Record-Breaking $660K
An incredibly rare copy of Super Mario Bros., featuring a distinct cover with no NES trademark symbol, has just become the most expensive game collectible yet.
Rare Gives Us A Side-By-Side Comparison Of Banjo-Kazooie's amiibo And Totaku
Rare Gives Us A Side-By-Side Comparison Of Banjo-Kazooie's amiibo And Totaku
Who wore it better? Last week saw the arrival of three brand new Super Smash Bros.
Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 - The Final Preview
Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139 - The Final Preview
The first Nier gets a rare second chance with this upcoming "version up" that sits somewhere in between a remaster and a remake.
Collector Offers A Look At One Of Nintendo's Rarest Pieces Of Hardware
Collector Offers A Look At One Of Nintendo's Rarest Pieces Of Hardware
Every nook and cranny of the 64DD Development Kit detailed. We absolutely love seeing rare hardware emerging from Nintendo's past.
Super-rare N64DD dev kit surfaces in pristine condition
Super-rare N64DD dev kit surfaces in pristine condition
But what makes this such an extraordinary find?
Here's a Nintendo 64DD development kit in pristine condition
Here's a Nintendo 64DD development kit in pristine condition
Remarkable photos of a pristine Nintendo 64DD development kit have been published online, giving a rare look at a piece of hardware few have ever seen. The 64DD - Nintendo's disc-based expansion unit for the N64 - is uncommon enough on these shores, since it was never officially released outside of Japan.
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
Someone Just Opened A Brand-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Kit
A private video game collector recently reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his help in documenting a new, in-box Nintendo 64DD development kit, which means we now have an idea of what it must have been like for developers in the ‘90s to get their hands on this rare piece of hardware. Read more...
Sea of Thieves Crosses 20 Million Players
Sea of Thieves Crosses 20 Million Players
Season One's final update goes live today with a new event coming next week.
Nintendo Offers Rare Savings On Mario Switch Games In Europe
Nintendo Offers Rare Savings On Mario Switch Games In Europe
Update: Deals end this weekend. Update: As a quick reminder, Nintendo's 35% off Mario deals are coming to an end this weekend.
EA confirms "one or more" accounts involved in FIFA Ultimate Team scandal
EA confirms "one or more" accounts involved in FIFA Ultimate Team scandal
Publisher temporarily disables content granting as it investigates accusations of employees selling rare cards
EA Disables FIFA Discretionary Content Granting Indefinitely Amidst 'EA Gate' Scandal
EA Disables FIFA Discretionary Content Granting Indefinitely Amidst 'EA Gate' Scandal
Amidst the "EA Gate" scandal, EA has stopped all FIFA discretionary content granting indefinitely as it investigates the allegations of a possible employee selling rare FIFA 21 Ultimate Team items on a makeshift black market for real money.
EA's problem with the Ultimate Team sales scandal | This Week in Business
EA's problem with the Ultimate Team sales scandal | This Week in Business
The publisher is investigating reports that an employee is selling rare cards in FIFA's loot box game mode, but its objections don't hold much weight
Watch: Video Game Historians Are About To Unbox 600 Rare And Retro Game Magazines
Watch: Video Game Historians Are About To Unbox 600 Rare And Retro Game Magazines
Oh god, the papercuts. Are we not all fans of the past? We were all there, after all.
EA Investigating Allegations One Of Its Employees Sold Rare FIFA Ultimate Team Cards For Cash
EA Investigating Allegations One Of Its Employees Sold Rare FIFA Ultimate Team Cards For Cash
"If we identify improper conduct, we will take swift action". EA has confirmed that it is launching an internal investigation into allegations that one of its staff sold FIFA Ultimate Team cards for thousands of euros in cash (thanks, Eurogamer). The scandal – which now has its own hashtag on Twitter, "EAGate" – began when unconfirmed direct messages appeared online which suggested that an EA employee was selling FIFA Ultimate Team "Icon" cards for between 750 euros (around £642 / $895) and 1000 euros (£856 / $1,194).
Nintendo Offers Rare Savings On Mario Switch Games In Europe
Nintendo Offers Rare Savings On Mario Switch Games In Europe
Get 35% off for a limited time! While sadly not as impressive as the great savings taking place in North America at the moment, Nintendo of Europe has now slashed the prices of a couple of Mario Switch games for a limited time. In celebration of MAR10 Day, which took place yesterday, as well as last year's 35th anniversary, you can now grab both Super Mario Maker 2 and Paper Mario: The Origami King at 35% off.
EA investigating allegations of employee selling rare FIFA Ultimate Team cards
EA investigating allegations of employee selling rare FIFA Ultimate Team cards
Publisher promises "swift action" if claims of cards being sold for up to €1,700 prove true
EA Is Investigating FIFA Scandal After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards
EA Is Investigating FIFA Scandal After Employee Allegedly Caught Selling Rare FUT Cards
EA is investigating claims that an employee was selling rare FIFA 21 Ultimate Team cards for real money in a scandal called EA Gate.
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA Investigating Claims An Employee Has Been Selling Rare Items
EA makes most of its FIFA money from the game’s Ultimate Team mode, where fans spend real money in attempts to unlock elite players.
Inside Dinosaur Planet - examining Rare's recently recovered 'lost' N64 game
Inside Dinosaur Planet - examining Rare's recently recovered 'lost' N64 game
Rewind to the turn of the century - the next generation of console gaming was in its infancy with the arrival of Sega Dreamcast and the promise of PlayStation 2, but Rare was busy finishing up its latest Nintendo 64 projects.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix Fixes Crashes, Dialogue Triggers Not Working
Baldur’s Gate 3 Hotfix Fixes Crashes, Dialogue Triggers Not Working
Rare crashes that could occur during character creation are also gone.
Pokémon Go maker Niantic banned over a million cheaters in 2020
Pokémon Go maker Niantic banned over a million cheaters in 2020
Niantic has issued a rare update on its efforts to combat cheating in Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress. Over a million player accounts were permanently banned from its games in 2020 alone, with more than five million players given some kind of punishment in total.
Rare's Cancelled N64 Project Dinosaur Planet Originally Starred The
Rare's Cancelled N64 Project Dinosaur Planet Originally Starred The "Cute Tiger" From Diddy Kong Racing
"believe it or not". Last weekend, Rare's cancelled Nintendo 64 project Dinosaur Planet was leaked online.
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Incredibly Rare Sega Arcade Game Found Rotting In A Field
Sega’s R360 was perhaps the most bombastic example of the company’s arcade 1980s arcade flex, a cabinet that only supported two games and of which only 200 units were ever made. Read more...
Dinosaur Planet: Playable Version of Rare's Cancelled N64 Game Leaks Online
Dinosaur Planet: Playable Version of Rare's Cancelled N64 Game Leaks Online
Rare's cancelled N64 game known as Dinosaur Planet, which ended up being repurposed into GameCube's Star Fox Adventures, has leaked online and is fully playable.
A Fully Playable Build Of Rare's Unreleased N64 Game Dinosaur Planet Has Leaked Online
A Fully Playable Build Of Rare's Unreleased N64 Game Dinosaur Planet Has Leaked Online
A group of gaming preservationists has released online a fully playable (and a bit buggy) build of Dinosaur Planet, a canceled Nintendo 64 project developed by Rare.
Rare's unreleased Dinosaur Planet for N64 out in the wild, gameplay emerges
Rare's unreleased Dinosaur Planet for N64 out in the wild, gameplay emerges
Rare's unreleased Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64 is now in the wild, and gameplay of it running on the console is available. The video game preservationists at Forest of Illusion announced they had released a build of the game dated December 2000.
Rare's Cancelled N64 Project Dinosaur Planet Has Been Leaked Online
Rare's Cancelled N64 Project Dinosaur Planet Has Been Leaked Online
Take a trip back in time. Just weeks after GoldenEye 007 XBLA was leaked online, Rare's other cancelled project Dinosaur Planet has now appeared on the internet. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Sea of Thieves' first mid-season update adds new fishing event, charity sails, and more
Sea of Thieves' first mid-season update adds new fishing event, charity sails, and more
A month into Sea of Thieves' first battle pass season, Rare's multiplayer pirate adventure will receive its first mid-season update, introducing a new limited-time event and associated rewards, various new Pirate Emporium goodies, plus another charity sail sale, this time with proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. Sea of Thieves' latest update arrives today, 18th February, and aims to keep things fresh while players progress through the three-month-long Season One's 100 levels of rewards by introducing a new themed event inspired by the Hunter's Call trading company The Festival of Fishing, as it's known, runs from next Thursday, 25th February, to 18th February, and gives pirates a chance to earn new fishing rods inspired by the Gold Hoarder, Merchant Alliance, and Order of Souls trading companies - as well as a fourth rod based on the Frostbite cosmetics set - by completing various fishing-related challenges. Read more
The first AIO water-cooled AMD Big Navi card is coming
The first AIO water-cooled AMD Big Navi card is coming
It's very rare to see a graphics card with out-of-the-box water cooling - the last we saw was EVGA's RTX 3090 Kingpin, released back in December.
Valheim has a rare 'world-destroyer bug' so here's how to back up your world and characters
Valheim has a rare 'world-destroyer bug' so here's how to back up your world and characters
Don't risk losing your progress in the Early Access co-op Viking survival game.
Lonely Mountains: Downhill Is Getting A Physical Edition On Switch
Lonely Mountains: Downhill Is Getting A Physical Edition On Switch
And it goes on sale next week. Thanks to a new partnership deal with Megagon Industries and Thunderful Games, Super Rare Games has announced that it'll be launching a physical edition of Lonely Mountains: Downhill on Nintendo Switch. As is normally the case, this physical release will be a limited affair with just 5,000 copies being printed in total.
Pokémon Combats Scalpers By Promising To Print More Trading Cards
Pokémon Combats Scalpers By Promising To Print More Trading Cards
"We are maximizing production". Pokémon Trading Card Game players have been having a tough time tracking down the latest cards over recent months, with scalpers and internet personalities choosing to buy stock in bulk to make quick – and sometimes crazy – profits by selling on rare cards.
Feature: The Real Story Behind Rare's Cancelled GoldenEye 007 Remaster
Feature: The Real Story Behind Rare's Cancelled GoldenEye 007 Remaster
"We were all told as a team that everyone had approved it". GoldenEye 007 has been back in the news lately.
Nintendo Executive Blocked Remake Of GoldenEye 007, Says Former Rare Dev
Nintendo Executive Blocked Remake Of GoldenEye 007, Says Former Rare Dev
There was "one guy" who didn't approve of it. It was a rather historic moment in the history of video games last week when Rare's cancelled XBLA remake / remaster of GoldenEye 007 was leaked onto the internet.
Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Offers Players A Rare Evolution Item
Limited-Time Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Offers Players A Rare Evolution Item
You have less than 24 hours to claim it. This little fella will be undergoing some mighty changes... Update 2: Following the delay mentioned below, the distribution of the Galarica Wreath – an item necessary to evolve a Galarian Slowpoke into a Galarian Slowking – is now live in Pokémon Sword and Shield for a very limited time.
Logitech's Brio 4K webcam is on sale for $160 right now ($40 off)
Logitech's Brio 4K webcam is on sale for $160 right now ($40 off)
Good deals on webcams are rare these days.
Blue Fire review — Death by 1000 cuts
Blue Fire review — Death by 1000 cuts
It’s rare for me to play a game that I desperately want to like but often can’t stand playing. Blue Fire is a lot like The Legend of Zelda crossed with a platformer and then mixed with tacked-on Souls-like elements.
Canceled Xbox 360 GoldenEye Remake Is In The Wild
Canceled Xbox 360 GoldenEye Remake Is In The Wild
A playable version of that beautiful Xbox 360 GoldenEye 007 remake we reported over the weekend is quickly spreading online after Ars Technica spilled the beans last night.
Here's A Full Playthrough Of That Canceled GoldenEye 007 XBLA Remake
Here's A Full Playthrough Of That Canceled GoldenEye 007 XBLA Remake
Back in the day, Rare was working on a remake of their popular N64 shooter GoldenEye 007.
Cancelled GoldenEye 007 XBLA remaster fully revealed in 2-hour gameplay video
Cancelled GoldenEye 007 XBLA remaster fully revealed in 2-hour gameplay video
Rare's cancelled Xbox Live Arcade remaster of its seminal N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 has been revealed in its entirety with a two-hour playthrough video. The video below, published on the YouTube channel of GoldenEye 007 content creator Graslu00 (via GoldenEye Dossier), shows the full game played on the OO Agent difficulty in 4k resolution and 60 frames-per-second, with 30 minutes of multiplayer at the end.
Sea of Thieves Can Now Run at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X
Sea of Thieves Can Now Run at 120 FPS on Xbox Series X
The newest update adds another major performance boost.
Sea of Thieves – Season One is Live, New Trailer Highlights Rewards and New Activities
Sea of Thieves – Season One is Live, New Trailer Highlights Rewards and New Activities
A new Merchant Alliance Voyage, event and Pirate Emporium items are now available.
Rare Magic The Gathering Card Goes For Over $500,000
Rare Magic The Gathering Card Goes For Over $500,000
This week, an ultra-rare Magic The Gathering Alpha Black Lotus card signed by artist Christopher Rush sold for $511,100.00. Read more...
Sea of Thieves Season One release time – Rare details downtime
Sea of Thieves Season One release time – Rare details downtime
The Sea of Thieves Season One release time is nearly here, as Rare preps a whole new future for its take on pirate games.
Re:ZERO The Prophecy of the Throne — Is it worth it?
Re:ZERO The Prophecy of the Throne — Is it worth it?
It’s exceptionally rare for visual novel spinoffs of popular Japanese media properties to receive Western releases.
Sea Of Thieves new Seasons set sail this Thursday
Sea Of Thieves new Seasons set sail this Thursday
With free unlocks and a battle pass
Balan Wonderworld sure feels a lot like a classic Sonic Team game
Balan Wonderworld sure feels a lot like a classic Sonic Team game
Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka is back! Not that he's ever really been away, of course - after leaving Sega back in 2006, he founded Prope and produced entertaining curios such as Let's Tap while also contributing to the always fascinating Street Plaza games - but with Balan Wonderworld the Naka of old is back, as is a brand of action that's become increasingly rare.
Sea of Thieves seasons explained by Rare in new gameplay guide
Sea of Thieves seasons explained by Rare in new gameplay guide
Sea of Thieves is moving to what could now be described as “traditional” seasonal updates, from its old monthly method.
Rare gives detailed breakdown of Sea of Thieves' new Seasons updates and battle pass
Rare gives detailed breakdown of Sea of Thieves' new Seasons updates and battle pass
Sea of Thieves is launching its new seasonal content schedule and battle-pass-style progression system this Thursday, 28th January, and, in preparation, Rare has served up a handily informative breakdown of everything in store, hopefully answering any lingering questions pirates may have before raising anchor and setting sail later this week. Each season, as announced previously, will last approximately three months, each bringing a fresh dollop of content (in Thursday's case, a new voyage-type for the much-maligned Merchant Alliance), as well as new live events, and most notably, a new 100-level progression system. Rare says Sea of Thieves' new three-month content release schedule will allow it to "craft more meaningful experiences...and return to a more predictable rhythm of release." However, it also notes the game will continue to receive smaller monthly updates, delivering bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and new stock for the Pirate Emporium. Read more
Sea of Thieves – Season One Starts January 28th
Sea of Thieves – Season One Starts January 28th
Seasons will last for three months with seasonal content being free for all players.
Shot in the Dark review – A tricolored triumph
Shot in the Dark review – A tricolored triumph
Nowadays, it’s fairly rare for a game to slide across my desk that I’ve legitimately heard nothing about.
Modder Forms Amazing Custom PC Out Of '80s Voltron Toy Castle
Modder Forms Amazing Custom PC Out Of '80s Voltron Toy Castle
When ‘80s kid Robdp82 found a relatively rare 1984 Voltron “Castle of Lions” playset in his mother’s attic, he did what any nostalgia-loving computer builder would do—he transformed it into a lovely Voltron-themed custom PC, complete with five color-coded lion SSDs. Read more...
Sea of Thieves: Season One Begins Next Week
Sea of Thieves: Season One Begins Next Week
Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves Season One will begin next week - bringing new content and a battle pass.
Borderlands 3 – Arms Race Mini-Events Now Live
Borderlands 3 – Arms Race Mini-Events Now Live
The first week sees the storm progressing slower and more Rare loot dropping from enemies.
Sea of Thieves' inaugural battle pass season launches next week
Sea of Thieves' inaugural battle pass season launches next week
Sea of Thieves' previously revealed battle pass will launch its first season of player progression and rewards next Thursday, 28th January. The battle pass - intended to offer a "tangible sense of progress", even when engaging in shorter sessions according to Rare - will feature 100 progress levels (with associated seasonal rewards) that can be unlocked through exploration, adventuring, and combat.
Video: Ever Wondered What It Was Like To Work At Nintendo In 1990? Here's A Look
Video: Ever Wondered What It Was Like To Work At Nintendo In 1990? Here's A Look
"It's a lot of fun". A rare look at Nintendo of America in 1990 was recently uploaded to YouTube by the channel 'btm0815ma'. This "raw" footage was filmed at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington as part of a news report.
Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells For $360k, Whilst A First Edition TCG Box Fetches $408k
Rare Blastoise Pokémon Card Sells For $360k, Whilst A First Edition TCG Box Fetches $408k
Catching them all, but at what cost? We've witnessed some astonishing sales in recent months with Pokémon cards.
Rare Sketches Of Donkey Kong Country Show Off DK's Early Evolution
Rare Sketches Of Donkey Kong Country Show Off DK's Early Evolution
In the latest video from YouTube’s DK Creations (via NintendoLife), long-time video game artist Kev Bayliss shows off original sketches from Rare’s Donkey Kong Country, and talks about how he transformed Nintendo’s original cartoon ape from 2D villain to 3D-rendered platform hero.
Video: 27 Years Later, Early Donkey Kong Country Concept Sketches Are Revealed To The World
Video: 27 Years Later, Early Donkey Kong Country Concept Sketches Are Revealed To The World
Rambi, Kremlings, and other characters also shown. Back in the '90s, Rare had quite a reputation for being secretive about its internal practices.
Capcom Likely to Release Some of the Rarest Amiibo Ever Made... Again
Capcom Likely to Release Some of the Rarest Amiibo Ever Made... Again
Capcom has a bit of history with releasing ultra-rare amiibo, and is repeating that history with some Japan-only gold Monster Hunter Rise figurines.
Random: This Zoomed-Out Speedrun Of Snake Rattle 'N' Roll Shows Cool Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
Random: This Zoomed-Out Speedrun Of Snake Rattle 'N' Roll Shows Cool Behind-The-Scenes Secrets
A Rare pleasure. We've all played classic NES platformer Snake Rattle 'N' Roll, haven't we? Of course we have.
Today Is The First Day You Can Get The
Today Is The First Day You Can Get The "Play For 300 Days" Achievement In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
300 days of Summer (and Spring, and Autumn, and Winter). The mark of a true Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan is no longer the rare DIYs you have, or how full your museum is - it's being in possession of the stamp for "300 Days Played".
Fighting Games Have Come A Long Way
Fighting Games Have Come A Long Way
It’s common knowledge that fighting game sprites have grown larger and more refined as technology has improved, at least in those rare few games that still use them.
Arcade1Up Is Releasing Its Very Own Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinet
Arcade1Up Is Releasing Its Very Own Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinet
Includes Killer Instinct 1 & 2, Battletoads and Battletoads / Double Dragon. Arcade 1Up - known for recreating classic arcade cabinet titles such as Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam - has revealed a cabinet for Rare's 1994 release, Killer Instinct. Thi
Best Of 2020: Banjo-Tooie Turns 20 - The Rare Team Tells The Story Of Bombs, Bugs And Bottles
Best Of 2020: Banjo-Tooie Turns 20 - The Rare Team Tells The Story Of Bombs, Bugs And Bottles
"Bottles got what was coming to him". 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.
Review: Aleste Collection - M2 Does It Again With This Wonderful Fusion Of Old And New
Review: Aleste Collection - M2 Does It Again With This Wonderful Fusion Of Old And New
Vintage shmup action on Switch. M2's Shot Triggers range has a track record of bringing rare and refined arcade shmups home, either making them available on consoles for the first time ever or at the very least making them affordable for the first time in decades.
Best Of 2020: Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home
Best Of 2020: Ex-Rare Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope On Writing For Yooka-Laylee, Their Inspirations And Working From Home
"It’s very much like being in quarantine and lockdown all the time". 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.
Rare Gokus Possibly Lost At Sea After Major Shipping Accident
Rare Gokus Possibly Lost At Sea After Major Shipping Accident
Goku collectors are left wondering what fate awaits their beautiful sons after a bad storm caused the massive One Apus container ship to potentially lose over $200 million worth of cargo in the Pacific Ocean northwest of Hawaii late last month.
Spelunky 1 & 2 are heading to Switch next summer
Spelunky 1 & 2 are heading to Switch next summer
Developer Derek Yu's much-loved subterranean platform rogue-like Spelunky - and its critically acclaimed sequel - are finally heading to Switch, with a launch window of "summer" 2021. There's been a rising clamour for both games on Switch for quite some time, of course; partly because the brisk replay loop inherent in rogue-likes is particularly well-suited to portable play, but mostly, simply, because Spelunky 1 and 2 are just utterly masterful games. Eurogamer called Spelunky "a creation of rare crystal clarity that sparkles from every angle" when it reviewed the acclaimed 2012 remake on PC, giving its refined procedural platforming a mighty 10/10 (and, later, an Essential badge when they came in). Read more
Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Five More Titles
Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Five More Titles
DKC3 and much more arriving later this month! To mark the end of 2020, Nintendo will be releasing five - yes, five - retro games on its Switch Online service this month. On SNES, the third entry in Rare's Donkey Kong Country series (1996) joins the library, followed by The Ignition Factor (1994, Jaleco), Super Valis IV (1992, Telenet Japan) and Tuff E Nuff (1993, another Jaleco title also known as Dead Dance in Japan).
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure review — The comfiest game of 2020
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure review — The comfiest game of 2020
It’s rare, but once in a while I get the opportunity to play a special type of indie game.
Upcoming Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Will Offer Players A Rare Evolution Item
Upcoming Pokémon Sword And Shield Distribution Will Offer Players A Rare Evolution Item
A huge time-saver. This little fella will be undergoing some mighty changes... Next week, Pokémon Sword and Shield players will be able to easily get their hands on one of the game's more awkward-to-obtain items. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Microsoft are making a new Perfect Dark
Microsoft are making a new Perfect Dark
Surprise! Perfect Dark, the sci-fi spy-fi shooter series from GoldenEye devs Rare, is returning in a brand new game.
Sea of Thieves' Festival of Giving closes out the year with seasonal challenges and rewards
Sea of Thieves' Festival of Giving closes out the year with seasonal challenges and rewards
Sea of Thieves has just received its final monthly update of the year - titled the Festival of Giving - and it sees the ocean's denizen getting firmly into the festive spirit with seasonally appropriate challenges, cosmetics, and more. Alas, it's the third monthly update in a row without any notable new feature additions, but it does offer up another calendar of activities and rewards to keep pirates busy through the holiday season and into the new year while Rare finalises its recently announced battle pass. Starting today, 9th December, players can embark on the 12 Deeds of Giving, a series of daily challenges very loosely inspired by the old classic Christmas ditty.
Immortals Fenyx Rising: How to Solve the Vaults of Tartaros
Immortals Fenyx Rising: How to Solve the Vaults of Tartaros
Obtain rare treasure from the gods by solving these puzzle vaults with our guide for Immortals Fenyx Rising.
Streamer Finds Extremely Rare Pokémon, Freaks Out
Streamer Finds Extremely Rare Pokémon, Freaks Out
Sometimes, with everything on fire and no end in sight, it’s nice to have a wholesome moment to remind us there are still beacons of light in this cruel world.
Pokémon Go is giving away the game's first ever Shiny Mythical creature
Pokémon Go is giving away the game's first ever Shiny Mythical creature
Pokémon Go has announced plans to give away an ultra-rare Shiny version of the already ultra-rare Mythical creature Celebi.
Sea Of Thieves Is Getting A Battle Pass
Sea Of Thieves Is Getting A Battle Pass
Sea of Thieves will ditch its monthly update schedule and move to a Fortnite-style seasonal model starting next year, Rare creative director Mike Chapman announced in a new update to players.
Sea of Thieves to shift to battle pass model
Sea of Thieves to shift to battle pass model
Rare is introducing a new seasonal progression system starting January 2021
Sea of Thieves Is Getting Seasons and a Battle Pass in 2021
Sea of Thieves Is Getting Seasons and a Battle Pass in 2021
Rare is overhauling the Sea of Thieves progression system, starting with Season One in January 2021.
Sea of Thieves is getting a battle pass and Seasons starting early next year
Sea of Thieves is getting a battle pass and Seasons starting early next year
It's all change on the Sea of Thieves starting in January next year, as Rare's piratical multiplayer experience goes the way of countless other online games, adopting a new battle-pass-style progression system and new Seasons content release model. Before all that, though, there's some disappointing news for fans of the PvP-based Arena mode; Rare has announced that all future Sea of Thieves updates will focus on expanding the game's more popular Adventure mode, meaning that while Arena mode will still be available, all development will cease - a sad fate for what started out as a brilliantly chaotic, rapid-fire alternative to the core game, but one that struggled to overcome myriad technical issues and, later, an unfavourably streamlined reworking robbed of the original's adventuring spirit. That, then, firmly places the focus back on Adventure mode, and the debut of Rare's new Seasons model in January.
Sea Of Thieves is switching to seasons and quarterly updates in January
Sea Of Thieves is switching to seasons and quarterly updates in January
Sea Of Thieves have dropped anchor on another monthly update but this one’s a bit unlike the rest as it includes the news that updates won’t exactly be monthly in the future.
Tempest 2000 Was The Rare Jag Game Worth Crankin' The Volume For
Tempest 2000 Was The Rare Jag Game Worth Crankin' The Volume For
Welcome to Morning Music, Kotaku’s daily hangout for folks who love video games and the cool-ass sounds they make.
Save 24% on a 1,000W PSU pre-order with this rare Black Friday deal
Save 24% on a 1,000W PSU pre-order with this rare Black Friday deal
A gaming PC's least interesting component, but nonetheless utterly vital.
Super Mario Bros. 3 Cartridge Sells For $156,000
Super Mario Bros. 3 Cartridge Sells For $156,000
A rare copy of Super Mario Bros.
Feature: Banjo-Tooie Turns 20 - The Rare Team Tells The Story Of Bombs, Bugs And Bottles
Feature: Banjo-Tooie Turns 20 - The Rare Team Tells The Story Of Bombs, Bugs And Bottles
"Bottles got what was coming to him". Nowadays, there's nary a game that doesn't finish with a post-credits tease to tee up a sequel or spin-off.
Sea of Thieves will see its 'biggest year yet' in 2021
Sea of Thieves will see its 'biggest year yet' in 2021
Rare promises a lot of ongoing support for the pirate sim.