Prince Sidon
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Well folks, another week has come and gone, and it certainly feels like there's been a lot to talk about regarding The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, right?

First up, of course, we received full confirmation from Nintendo that the latest Zelda game managed to sell an incredible 10 million copies in just three days. That's simply astonishing! We also took a look at some of the best builds in the game so far, how people have been tormenting those poor Koroks, and why folks seem to be pining after Purah.

It's not all about Zelda though. Indeed, a brand new Mortal Kombat game was just confirmed to be launching on the Switch this year, and it's looking pretty sweet so far. There was also the rather amusing announcement of Spongebob Squarepants content arriving in Powerwash Simulator, along with confirmation that Sonic Prime will be returning to Netflix in July. Cool!

But enough of that. Let's get to what we're doing this weekend. Can anybody guess? C'mon, it's easy.

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

Naturally, I'm still playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. How could I not? I feel like I've barely scratched the surface of this game, despite probably knocking out about 15 hours so far. I found some shrines, met with Prince Sidon, annnd... That's about it?

It's just so much fun exploring the world, diving into the Chasms, discovering new things... What a game, man.

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

This weekend I will be continuing to play (drumroll please) Tears of the Kingdom! Yes, surprising nobody, I am absolutely in love with this game. I keep flitting between wanting to get the story under my belt and wanting to go and see every single thing that I walk past. It would really do me good to just get my head down and tick off some story things so that I don’t have to be quite as conscious of spoilers next week, but I know that I’ll come across an engaging side quest or a pretty looking mountain and just like that, poof, four hours are down the drain.

To be honest, that will likely be all the gaming for me. I would love to go back and play a little bit more Hollow Knight, but I’d be kidding myself if I think that I will be able to put the Hylian adventure down for long enough to sleep, let alone play another game.

PJ O'Reilly, Reviewer

Well, no surprises what I’ll be playing this weekend. For both guides and my own personal enjoyment, I’m planning on spending every waking moment I can with Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. I’ve spent a ton of time with it already, am a few bosses into the main story, and have been combing the depths for treasure as much as possible, and it’s just absolutely blown me away in every way possible.

I would usually come up with a few other things I’ll be having a little punt on from the eShop before Monday at this juncture, but yeah, it’s all about Zelda all of the time right now. A game that makes Breath of the Wild look almost old hat. What a time to be alive!

Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer

Busy weekend ahead as I continue my Nintendo 64 incursion. Top notch arcade fun is assure by Murtop and the amazing Bubble Bobble EveryBubble!, so please look forward to it. More Taito action with Ray’z Arcade Chronology. I just can not get enough on Zuntata and I absolute love RayStorm. Also the big Turrican Ultra Collectors Edition arrived after nearly 3 years wait so I expect some sort of ‘Shoot or Die’ action coming my way.

Game of the week is The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. I am skipping the main quests and have been exploring ‘Hyland’ all over again. I feel very humbled to play this game, every little journey an absolute adventure.

Craig Reid, Contributor

Ahoy NL Folks! This weekend I’m going to do my best to create absolute monstrosities using Link’s Ultrahand ability in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Oh, and making sure I've used all of my Zelda Amiibo cards each day so I can fill my stable with several Epona clones.

Outside of the weekend Linkscapades, I’ll be booting Gears 5 on my Xbox Series X to nab a few achievements I’m close to getting. Or if I’m really lucky, I can nab a few friends to give Omega Strikers a go!

Happy gaming!

Yep, there's a lot of Zelda going around this week once again. But what are you folks playing? Fill out the below poll and leave a comment with your weekend gaming plans.

What Are You Playing This Weekend (20th/21st May)? (308 votes)

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)68%
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)6%
  3. Splatoon 3 (Switch)2%
  4. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)1%
  5. Persona 4 Golden (Switch eShop)1%
  6. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)1%
  7. Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)  1%
  8. Fire Emblem Engage (Switch)  1%
  9. Dredge (Switch eShop)  0.7%
  10. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch)  0.7%
  11. Octopath Traveler II (Switch)  0.7%
  12. Balan Wonderworld (Switch)  0.7%
  13. Fortnite (Switch eShop)  0.7%
  14. DNF Duel: Who's Next (Switch)  0.3%
  15. Heroes of Hammerwatch - Ultimate Edition (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  16. Persona 3 Portable (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  17. Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival (Wii U)  0.3%
  18. Bravely Default II (Switch)  0.3%
  19. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)  0.3%
  20. Bugsnax (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  21. Hyper Light Drifter: Special Edition (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  22. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)  0.3%
  23. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)  0.3%
  24. Gunvein (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  25. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)  0.3%
  26. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  27. Little Nemo: The Dream Master (NES)  0.3%
  28. The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure (Switch)  0.3%
  29. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Switch)  0.3%
  30. AI: The Somnium Files (Switch)  0.3%
  31. LEGO 2K Drive (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  32. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)  0.3%
  33. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)  0.3%
  34. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)  0.3%
  35. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)  0.3%
  36. Sonic CD (SCD)  0.3%
  37. Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon (Switch)  0.3%
  38. Trinity Trigger (Switch)  0.3%
  39. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)  0.3%
  40. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Switch)  0.3%
  41. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch)  0.3%
  42. Fight Crab (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  43. Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  44. TRIANGLE STRATEGY (Switch)  0.3%
  45. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (Switch)  0.3%
  46. Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  47. Splatoon 2 (Switch)  0.3%
  48. GoldenEye 007 (N64)  0.3%
  49. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)  0.3%
  50. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)  0.3%
  51. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Switch)  0.3%
  52. WinBack: Covert Operations (N64)  0.3%
  53. Shining in the Darkness (MD)  0.3%
  54. Stellatum (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  55. Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  56. Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  57. Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Switch)  0.3%
  58. Grapple Dog (Switch eShop)  0.3%
  59. Mon-Yu (Switch)  0.3%
  60. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch)  0.3%
  61. Sonic Frontiers (Switch)  0.3%