With that lovely Super Mario Maker 2 Nintendo Direct and the surprise launch of a new Pokémon smartphone game, it's been yet another busy week for us here at Nintendo Life. Still, it's now time to sit back and relax for another weekend, and we've gathered together to speak about our gaming plans. We'd love for you to get involved with our comment and poll sections below, too. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, staff writer
After fighting my way through Final Fight and The King of Dragons, I plan to dip back into the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle this weekend. Overcooked 2 will also feature on my weekend menu – I’m surprised how substantial the Campfire Cookoff DLC is, and there’s still a bunch of stuff in the main game that we’ve yet to polish off.
I’d also like to get that Game Boy theme in Tetris 99, although I’m not sure I’ve got the time to score the requisite number of points. If that turns out to be too stressful, I may retire to Windjammers instead. I picked it up on sale last weekend and have only been through the Arcade mode once, but it sure is addictive.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
In all honesty, I'm not entirely sure what to play this weekend. Lucky that we run this feature every week so that I can get inspiration from you lovely lot, eh?
We're still making our way through Yoshi's Crafted World (although I think we're now in the final stretch) so that will probably take up some of my time this weekend. The recent Super Mario Maker 2 Direct has got me in the mood for some classic Mario platforming, though, so maybe I'll have to go ahead and pick out an old favourite. I never got around to buying New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe actually, and wouldn't mind playing through that. If only these video game thingies could be a little bit cheaper!
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
It's been a while since I've really fallen down the Paladins well, but of all the shooters on Switch, this is the one I just can't quit. Considering how well the Switch version has been supported since launch, there's always something new for me to grind towards every time I log back in.
Outside of that, I'll be putting the finishing touches to my For The King review and continuing my journey into the slightly wonky but oddly satisfying world of Blades of Time. And probably more Paladins. Because I'm a predictable bore.
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I’m excited to dig back into My Time At Portia; now that they’ve released an update the game has so much potential, but it was hard to get into it when the load times are as long as they were. Thankfully, they have now made some major improvements, and it looks to be a lot more fun.
I’m also getting back into my old 3DS library for some unknown reason, and planning to start Fantasy Life for the first time - as well as dig back into my old Pokémon games (I’ve got an appetite for Pokémon after seeing Detective Pikachu last week). All in all, should be a chill weekend of RPGs and sims.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
What an absolute luxury of a week for Nintendo Switch releases and only 48 hours to enjoy them all, so lets get to it: Old friends revisited thanks to Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition, vintage vampire hunting courtesy of Castlevania Anniversary Collection, over the top mech action in Project Nimbus: Complete Edition, violence courtesy of Mortal Kombat 11 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate plus big thrill racing with free DLC as the perfect excuse to return to the joys of both GRIP and Horizon Chase Turbo. Guess I will also need to play some Tetris 99 because I need those Game Boy flavoured tetrominoes.
Over two years was a small price to pay for the near flawless perfection that is Redout, my game of the week and surely my regular entertainment for the weeks to come. Just one more lap...
Liam Doolan, news reporter
I’ve refrained from playing My Time at Portia on the Switch for some time now, mostly because of the extremely long load times. Now that the Nintendo version of the game has received another update, I think this weekend might be the time to finally give it a go.
When I’m not playing this, I’ll probably be getting a more immediate gaming fix in Tetris 99. I must say, the new Game Boy theme is awesome! I love how it’s even got the old school music. For some reason, I just didn’t expect it to be so nostalgic.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (385 votes)
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle
Yoshi's Crafted World
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
For The King
Blades of Time
My Time at Portia
Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Edition
Castlevania Anniversary Collection
Project Nimbus: Complete Edition
Mortal Kombat 11
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Horizon Chase Turbo
Something else (comment below)
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