Well... Here we are at the end of yet another week. This week brought us all sorts of April Fools nonsense, including an excellent (but fake) Nintendo Direct presentation, and even some potential - and tasty sounding - leaks from Best Buy, but now it's time to sit back and talk about our weekend plans. Members of the team have done just that below, and we'd love for you to join in via our comments and poll sections below. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, staff writer
News that Civilization VI now supports cross-saves between Switch and PC reminded me that I’ve been meaning to go back to that game for months now, so I would love to find a couple of hours over the weekend to sit down with a Civ I haven’t tried yet.
I have visitors this weekend, though, so I expect we’ll be cracking out Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and perhaps some Overcooked 2. Alternatively, I might try Catastronauts out on the unsuspecting crowd – it’s essentially an Overcooked ‘clone’ that channels the same frantic action and management while mixing in a healthy dose of Star Trek. It’s good, solid fun that gets a thumbs up from me.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
This weekend I'm doing something usually unheard of for me, actually leaving my house and seeing some other human beings for 'fun'. As such, my current playthrough of Yoshi's Crafted World will be temporarily put on hold, and I'll likely end up playing several rounds of what is arguably the Switch's best game for gatherings: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Having said that, the friends I'm seeing also love to have the odd round of Party Golf, a quirky little game full of all sorts of crazy shenanigans. With a bit of luck, we'll be laughing our way through that, too.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
This weekend I'll be really mixing it up with some comedic case solving with the classic collection that is the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. When I'm not shouting "Objection!", I'll be attempting to survive and thrive aboard a starship in the deep space of Out There: The Alliance. I loved FTL and this looks like it'll scratch that intergalactic management sim itch. Finally, I'll be getting my point-and-click on with the Kickstarted world of The Mystery of Woolley Mountain. Look out for all three, in review form, next week on the site.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
April is a big month for the Switch and this first week certainly delivered. My weekend will be mostly made up of eShop masterpieces such as Feather, Hob: The Definitive Edition, Overwhelm, Pressure Overdrive, AngerForce: Reloaded and the part brilliant, part hardcore run’n’gun insanity of Mechstermination Force! For cartridge based entertainment I will go with the ridiculously addictive Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission (got SSJ4 Broly on my first Gacha attempt, everyone lost their minds!) and the Air Conflicts Collection double dose for generous amounts of aerial combat.
My game of the week is the truly special The friends of Ringo Ishikawa, a delightful 16-bit throwback to my rebellious Japanese delinquent youth days. Don’t worry, I cleaned up my act and nowadays I write for Nintendo Life.
Liam Doolan, news writer
This weekend I intend to spend the majority of my time trying to escape from prison in Furi. I’m ashamed to say, but this is a game I somehow overlooked when it was originally released on the Switch eShop at the beginning of last year. I was immediately sold when I saw the update trailer for the game the other day. It’s easy to see why the developer says it’s been inspired by the likes of No More Heroes, Metal Gear Solid and God Hand based on the game’s funky combat, aesthetics, and soundtrack.
If I get the chance, I would also like to train up in Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission. I’ve oddly been craving a Dragon Ball card game on the Switch for some time now, so this is a great chance to finally get my fix.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (337 votes)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Yoshi's Crafted World
Hob: The Definitive Edition
Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission
The friends of Ringo Ishikawa
Something else (comment below)
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