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With yet another trailer dropping for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, an Indie World showcase and the Nintendo financial report getting released, it has been quite the week here at Nintendo Life!

We covered all of the great indie titles that will be heading to Switch in the coming months - including sitting down with the developers of A Little to the Left to talk keeping things tidy - in our Indie World round-up, broke down into the nitty gritty data in the financial report (best-selling Switch games to date, anyone?) and, of course, gave you the latest from Paldea with the new Pokémon trailer.

Reviews wise, we had a fun time punching and kicking in Sifu this week - for which we also sat down with the developers - a not quite as good time with Harvestella, and the less we say about Sonic Frontiers, the better!

All this is to say, we have a lot of gaming to do in the coming days - and that's not to mention the upcoming Splatoon 3 Splatfest! Below, some of our wonderful team have shared their plans for the weekend and we would love for you to get involved too. Have a read what we are up to and then head to the comments to let us know what you plan on playing.

Happy weekend all!

Alana Hagues, Staff Writer

I ended up playing a little bit of Super Mario World last weekend, and I’ve been dipping back into that on and off. It’s one of my favourite Mario games – partially because of Yoshi, come on – and picking it up again today, it’s timeless. I adore it for a little shot of Mario magic.

I’ve also been juggling Let’s Build a Zoo on my off-time, again. And Bayonetta 3 is still going on in the background. I am considering picking up Sonic Frontiers, even with those reviews scores being all over the place, but I’ve just not had a lot of time to play games lately, so everything is going slowly! That’ll all be changing next weekend

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

Once again, there are many games that I am hoping to play this weekend but very little time to actually play them in - tsk, people need to stop with all this socialising malarkey.

There was an eShop sale on Owlboy this week which brought it down to a price I couldn't refuse and wowee I am enjoying this game! Anything that plays remotely like a GBA title and I am usually head-over-heels in love - this is no exception. It seems to be pretty short so I am going to have to try to savour this one.

Aside from that, it is Splatfest weekend so you know that I will be putting in the grind for Team Water-Type wherever I can. Maybe I'll even get lucky and land a mystical tri-colour Turf War this time round - somehow, I doubt it. Maaaaybe there will be a little more playing on the Wii U if I find time too, but with this much quality Switch content to get my teeth into, it is becoming increasingly difficult to look away.

Kate Gray, Staff Writer

This weekend, I was going to have a birthday party, but I'm sick and apparently so are all my friends. So I will be curling up on the sofa like a proper wretch, and either gunning my way through Danganronpa (not literally, murder is well bad), or playing Dishonored, a game that's been on my backlog forever.

If I'm not feeling up to tricky mechanics or reading, I will instead be playing Vampire Survivors, a game that is about seeing how many things can happen on a screen at once. It is the video game equivalent of delicious popcorn, and it even sounds like popcorn. Everyone reading this should play it.

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

So this weekend, I think I’m going to be diving into Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration. I’m not old enough to have played Atari games the first time around (though I’ve dabbled in a few titles over the years), but I absolutely love delving into the history of video games. This looks like a wonderfully curated collection and I can’t wait to get stuck in.

Otherwise, I’m probably going to be jumping into Resident Evil 0 to mark its 20th anniversary. It’s not super high up in my RE rankings, but it’s still a darn good survival horror. Have a good one, folks!

Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer

Somehow stumbled onto the end of NieR: Automata earlier this week but the ending did not gave me enough closure so onward to find the other 24 endings. Bayonetta 3 is on the home stretch and with each new level I’m running out excuses to keep this one out of my GOTY 2022 list. Having been raised by Kung Fu movies from the legendary Shaw Brothers productions Sifu: Vengeance Edition is something I’ve been looking forward for some time and thank fully it’s another solid Switch port. Great week on eShop with From Space, Rogue Legacy 2 and Lunistice all demanding my attention. I just need to keep away from that sweet Pixel Cup Soccer: Ultimate Edition demo...

Game of the Week is Super Woden GP. I love overhead racing games all the way back to the Commodore Amiga and this is the very best I’ve ever played. This will keep me busy while I eagerly await the sequel.

As ever, thank you for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!