Super Mario Sunshine
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Well folks, it's been another jam-packed week at Nintendo Life, with plenty of highlights to mention! First up, the excellent Mario Strikers: Battle League launched on Friday and we thought it was a great sports game for the Switch in our review. Similarly, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords launched digitally on the eShop, but Limited Run Games confirmed a physical release of the game later this year, along with a boat load of other announcements.

Elsewhere, we got our first glimpse at the long-awaited Flashback 2 at the Summer Game Fest live stream, bringing an end to an agonising 30-year wait. We also got a release date for TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, and it's a lot closer than you might expect! Finally, in a bittersweet story, the folks over on Twitter rallied together to help a young cancer patient connect with The Pokémon Company.

Now it's time to chill out and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

This weekend, I'm still playing through Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. I downloaded the sequel ready for when I'm done, but I may hold off on it until the additional DLC is added. I'm very much enjoying my time with KOTOR though. Once you get past the admittedly slow start, it's a great world to get lost in.

Other than that, there's not a whole lot else I'm playing right now. I'm right in the middle of Stranger Things 4 at the moment, so no doubt my wife and I will put some time aside to polish that off at some point.

Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer

Can you feel it? The excitement of the non-E3 E3 season? Sometimes from our side as journalists the fear of missing out some important news. Madness is here and all we can do is hope our wallets can handle it. Great week for my Switch with physical copies of Redout Space Assault, Gear Shifters, Narita Boy, Axiom Verge 2 and Demon Slayer all rubbing elbows to get my attention this four (!) day weekend. But they do have some top tier competition...

Game of the week is Mario Strikers Battle League Football. I’m sure you’re all thinking “Ah yes, the obvious choice” but you would be disregarding the amount of time I had with this franchise all the way back to the original GameCube outing during college. Play ball!

Kate Gray, staff writer

This weekend is my five year anniversary (woo!!!) but we don't really have many big plans, other than eating good food and playing Dungeons & Dragons! I'll probably be playing a lot of [REDACTED] for a review, Return of the Obra Dinn for Backlog Club, and Hollow Knight in anticipation of next month's Backlog Club choice.

Alana Hagues, staff writer

This weekend, I’m going away with my partner, but that doesn’t mean that video games are entirely out of the equation! I’ll be making time to check out the demo for Yurukill: The Calumniation Games. That game has strong Danganronpa vibes, but with even more visual novel elements and some shump segments? Sounds wild. I’m totally in.

Also on the docket is – weirdly – Super Mario Sunshine. Don’t ask why I’ve randomly decided to pick this up again as part of the Super Mario 3D All-Stars bundle. I’ve just had a sudden urge to play some. Maybe it’s the lovely weather? Maybe I just really want to be at the beach on an island covered in goop and paint? Maybe the camera controls won’t annoy me that much this time? Ah well, we’ll see. Happy gaming!

Felix Sanchez, video producer

This weekend I'm planing on playing some Wii games with my little brother. WarioWare, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Sports, the whole bunch! My wii has been broken for a couple of years, so it's gonna be nice to finally be able to play it again!

As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!