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25 years of horror will haunt the Switch this Summer.

Some games become classics due to innovation or for raising the standard for the entire industry. Others become classics due to the exact opposite, as is the case of 1992 B-Movie horror / interactive video game Night Trap.

Whilst the futuristic 'interactive movie' gameplay did not fool players for long, its place in video game history was assured alongside Mortal Kombat as the reason that the video game ratings system were created. It was believed that exposure to sex and violence of any kind in video games would have devastating consequences in Western youths and despite Night Traps truly very mild violence, featuring female actors in several states of undress, the PR storm around the title ensured it would live well beyond it's hardware generation.

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"So anybody who would buy that, please clap...".

The Wonderful 101 was one of the Wii U's most unique and enjoyable exclusives, but the commercial failure of the console meant it didn't reach as many people as it should have done.

PlatinumGames' Atsushi Inaba and Hideki Kamiya want to change that by releasing the game on Switch, and during a talk at Reboot Develop 2018 in Croatia, Kamiya issued a rallying cry:

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Here are our picks, but what are yours?

With the week drawing to a close, it's finally time to kick back and play some games on your console of choice. Here at Nintendo Life, our time of intrepid writers, editors and video producers will be delving into our backlogs (and covering plenty of things for review), so expect a diverse melting pot of virtual goodness below. Feel free to vote in our poll, then leave a comment and share your picks with the community. Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!


Liam Doolan, Australia correspondent

As you might have heard – earlier this week Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp added a gacha-style fortune cookie update. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the concept of gashapon but I’m a little worried about how it will translate to the world of Animal Crossing.

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Buggin' out.

Looking to add a splash of light-hearted colour to your Switch now that the sun shining? Well, you'll be pleased to know Team17 that the charming puzzle-platformer that is Yoku's Island Express is heading to Nintendo Switch on 29th May 2018 priced at £15.99/€19.99/$19.99

Yoku the dung beetle has arrived on Mokumana Island to take over the role of postmaster and he’s ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! However, something is amiss on the island so Yoku will have to use his plucky pinball-like skills to save the day.

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The best there is, the best there Woz, and the best there ever will be.

There’s been a lot of news as of late about some famous high scores and the shaky stories behind them. While we're on the topic, we thought it might be a good idea to take the headwinds and revisit another famous video game record, perhaps the most famous Nintendo-related scores ever.

In 1990 and 1991, Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak submitted several high scores to Nintendo Power magazine for the Game Boy version of Tetris. He was featured three times; once via a letter which included photos and was duly printed in the reader mail section, once with a high score of 507,110 and once again with a score of 546,145 - this time with his name listed as Evets Kainzow (spell it backwards and you’ll get it).

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Rise and Ultra Shine-y.

If you're like us, there's always that constant hope your time with Pokémon GO will lead to a super rare Shiny Pokémon. With their unusual colour schemes and patterns, these little critters are highly collectible and are number one on any seasoned trainer's radar. But could the even rarer Ultra Shiny be ready to join the Poké fray in the near future? A recent trademark suggests it might be.

Spotted by eagle-eyed Twitter user @Pokexperto, the Japanese trademark was submitted by Game Freak and Creatures - a phrase that just happens to roughly translate into 'Ultra Shiny'. Of course, there's no official statement to go along with this, and could well be Game Freak simply covering bases by acquiring the trademark as a fail safe, but considering the continued popularity of the hit mobile game, expanding into Ultra Shinies does seem a logical next step. It could even be something to do with the purportedly eight-gen-centered Switch Pokemon game?

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Switching up education.

Could Nintendo Labo and Nintendo Switch be the tools to help bring a new dimension to education? We've pondered that very same question on Nintendo Life, and now it seems some schools here in the United Kingdom see some real potential for the cardboard creations of Ninty's latest project.

According to a report by GamesIndustry.Biz, Nintendo has been, "approached by several schools about getting Labo in front of their pupils." We don't know yet how many schools this refers to, or whether such a move would be enough to bring the UK Department of Education into the conversation, but it's an incredibly exciting prospect nonetheless. After all, Switch has long held the potential to segue into education in a way no other console has been able to. From the basic engineering principles of building each kit, to promoting coding principles in the Toy-Con Garage, Labo could properly open the door for video games in schools.

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"But rest assured - it's just a matter of weeks"

Haunting the skies

Motion aiming, touch controls and split screen shown in new footage

Portable dystopia

Come on, we all want this

PDFs also available

The Switch port does the numbers

Heavy damage

The original is back

Let me get that for you

Patch 1.0.2 is on the way

In the year 20XX...

Fresh from Japanese shores