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Well, folks, another week has come and gone. In terms of straight-up news, it was undoubtedly a bit of a quiet one... until it wasn't! Yes, at the tail-end of the week, Nintendo decided to announce Everybody 1-2 Switch!, a sequel to the polarising launch game, 1-2 Switch!, launching on June 30th, 2023.

Not only that, but we also got word that two pairs of pastel-themed Joy-Con controllers will also be launching on the very same day, so that's nice!

In other news, the folks over at Critical Role have taken on a 'one-shot' tabletop RPG special featuring Tears of the Kingdom's very own Hyrule. Speedrunners also need to check out a recent video of one player beating the latest Zelda in less than an hour - what?! That's insane.

It was also revealed that Sonic's co-creator Yuji Naka may be facing more than two years in jail following his insider trading scandal, while it looks like Capcom's long-time producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya has left the company after nearly 30 years.

Now, it's time to relax and play some games. Our writers lay out their weekend plans below, and we want to hear from you too!

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

I don’t deny that I have been wrong about this before, but I really do think that I am getting to the end of Tears of the Kingdom’s main story now. My goal is to roll credits on this behemoth and then go off and play something else for a while before coming back and starting the real game of exploring the other 99% of the world that I feel I’ve missed so far.

So that will be my weekend — predictable as it is — of playing Zelda. Maybe next week I will break the chain… Or maybe I will find out that I actually have a huge amount of story left and I’m going to be playing this game forever. Oh god, it’s definitely the latter, isn’t it…

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

I'm still on a break from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom; it's become more of an extended break at this point. Instead, I'm still working my way through Bioshock and I've also booted up Disco Elysium. The debacle around ZA|UM has, somehow, made me eager to play it again.

Over on the Series X, I'm playing through Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It's such a wonderful game; I love it.

Craig Reid, Contributer

Ahoy folks, this weekend I’ll be getting stuck into the dark and disturbed universe of Diablo IV. This time around I’m building a devastating, chonky, werebear druid. Outside of my escapades across Sanctuary, I’m keen to check out Game Grumps’ new horror game, Homebody. I’m a long-time fan of the Grumps games, having dabbled in plenty of Dream Daddy (for roughly two years the Dream Daddy theme song was my ringtone).

I’m also going for a little road trip this weekend, so best pack my OLED Switch for the occasional Tears of the Kingdom session.

Happy gaming!

Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is still on my “to-do list”, I have only gloriously cleansed a handful of levels for The Emperor and really want to finish it. However, it was a stealth release of H.R. Project Games GyroGunner, an unexpected sequel to their more vanilla but no less stellar shmup GyroBlade that has my attention this weekend. This time it's a twin-stick shooter affair with plenty of bang for very little buck. Don’t skip it, especially if you like a good reflexes challenge and high-score chases.

Game of the week is still The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It has taken over my life. Spent nearly twenty minutes alone every session scanning daily amiibo drops.

Zion Grassl, Senior Video Producer

I never really feel like I have all that much time these days for video games, but maybe that's because I'm always comparing and reminiscing about how much I invested in them as a kid? Somehow though, I've managed to sink almost a hundred hours into The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom within just its first three weeks, but oddly I don't feel like that's really that outlandish given that so many of our readers and viewers are spending all of their time with it too!

So to no one's surprise, I'll be diving back into the land of Hyrule yet again. Just like I do every weekend, and likely will do for the foreseeable future. Getting this lost in a Zelda game again is pure bliss and I wouldn't wish it any other way.

Alana Hagues, Deputy Editor

After a few weeks of missing WAYP... I'm still playing Tears of the Kingdom, basically exclusively. I don't think I should share my hour count at this point, but I've convinced myself I'm going to 100% this game. Ask me about that in a few weeks, particularly after a particular PS5 RPG releases...

That's all from me! Happy gaming! And I hope you're all enjoying the sunshine.

Thank you for reading! You can fill out the following poll to let us know what game you will be maining this weekend and then head to the comments to share any other titles that you hope to take on.

What are you playing this weekend (3rd/4th June)? (355 votes)

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)63%
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)2%
  3. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)2%
  4. Splatoon 3 (Switch)2%
  5. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)2%
  6. We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie (Switch)1%
  7. Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition (Switch)  0.9%
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)  0.9%
  10. Persona 4 Golden (Switch eShop)  0.9%
  11. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)  0.9%
  12. Yooka-Laylee (Switch eShop)  0.6%
  13. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch)  0.6%
  14. Hollow Knight (Switch eShop)  0.6%
  15. Paper Mario (N64)  0.6%
  16. Octopath Traveler (Switch)  0.6%
  17. Persona 5 Strikers (Switch)  0.6%
  18. Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)  0.6%
  19. Persona 5 Royal (Switch)  0.6%
  20. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0.6%
  21. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)  0.6%
  22. NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (Switch)  0.3%
  23. Monster Viator (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  24. Shin Megami Tensei V (Switch)  0.3%
  25. Super Mega Baseball 4 (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  26. Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  27. Tumblepop (GB)  0.3%
  28. Resident Evil 5 (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  29. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  30. Minecraft (Switch)  0.3%
  31. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon (3DS)  0.3%
  32. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Wii)  0.3%
  33. Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Switch)  0.3%
  34. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)  0.3%
  35. PowerWash Simulator (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  36. The Smurfs - Mission Vileaf (Switch)  0.3%
  37. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  38. Final Fantasy VI (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  39. Lumines Remastered (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  40. GyroGunner (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  41. Mia and the Dragon Princess (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  42. I am an Air Traffic Controller - AIRPORT HERO HANEDA (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  43. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)  0.3%
  44. Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)  0.3%
  45. Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)  0.3%
  46. Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  47. Astroneer (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  48. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)  0.3%
  49. Secret of Evermore (SNES)  0.3%
  50. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch)  0.3%
  51. Corpse Party (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  52. Donut County (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  53. Alan Wake Remastered (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  54. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)  0.3%
  55. Protodroid Delta (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  56. Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  57. Dying Light Platinum Edition (Switch)  0.3%
  58. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Switch)  0.3%
  59. Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition (Switch)  0.3%
  60. 2020 Super Baseball (Neo Geo)  0.3%
  61. Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion (Switch)  0.3%
  62. Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country (Switch)  0.3%
  63. Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy - Deluxe Edition (Switch)  0.3%
  64. 7 Horizons (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  65. Tetris 99 (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  66. Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)  0.3%
  67. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)  0.3%
  68. Chex Quest HD (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  69. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii U)  0.3%
  70. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)  0.3%
  71. Little Busters! Converted Edition (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  72. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (Switch)  0.3%
  73. Metroid Fusion (GBA)  0.3%
  74. Fortnite (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  75. Kirby's Dream Land (GB)  0.3%
  76. For The Warp (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  77. Wario: Master of Disguise (DS)  0.3%
  78. MLB The Show 23 (Switch)  0.3%
  79. Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  80. Harvestella (Switch)  0.3%
  81. The Binding of Isaac: Repentance (Switch)  0.3%
  82. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection (Switch)  0.3%
  83. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Switch)  0.3%
  84. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  85. Front Mission 1st: Remake (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  86. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)  0.3%
  87. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Expansion Pass (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  88. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)  0.3%
  89. Mortal Kombat 11 (Switch)  0.3%