Splatoon 3
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It's finally here, folks. After what feels like an age of trailers and Directs galore, this week finally saw the release of Splatoon 3! Here at Nintendo Life, we have you covered for all things concerning ink, squids and merchandise (or should we say Murch-andice?) We have put together a comprehensive Tips, Tricks and Hints guide to help you on your way in the game, as well as information on the newest My Nintendo Store Splatoon-themed rewards.

Normally, one major Nintendo franchise would be enough to fill us up for the week, but in the last seven days, we have been given even more. We once again got excited about rumblings in the Zelda rumour mill, as words of an upcoming Nintendo Direct intensified, and we broke down all the incoming news from the newest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer including the newest Pokémon, three different storylines and the all-new OLED system.

With our review of Disney Dreamlight Valley and words on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R going up on the site this week, we are ready for a weekend packed full of gaming to really get our teeth into some of the September titles which have already reached us.

Now, some of our wonderful writers have shared what their plans are for the weekend below and we would love to hear what you guys are up to in the comments below! Will it be a Splatoon 3 blow-out? Happy reading!

Jim Norman, staff writer

I will kick us off with the obvious option this week. I am hoping to spend my time mostly diving into the world of Splatoon 3. I have been working away on our guides for the game over the past few days, so it will be nice to take a couple of hours to play the game for my own pleasure - it really is something!

Apart from that, I am really keeping to take the much smaller Haiku the Robot out for a spin. Its release date was somewhat overshadowed by the splatty drop on the same day, but this dystopian robot roguelike is beautiful to look at and promises some really fun times.

We are in for quite the weekend of gaming!

Alana Hagues, staff writer

For some reason, I’ve been playing Loop Hero on and off again. It’s a brilliant roguelike, auto battler, deck builder hybrid and, some evenings, it’s all I’ve felt like sinking my teeth into. There’s something very mesmerising about watching my little Rogue hero walk around and around these randomised dystopian loops!

Otherwise, this weekend, I wish I could go back and tell my kid self that Disney and Animal Crossing would one day combine to create Disney Dreamlight Valley. I want to check this one out on Game Pass while I can, and while I’m not sure it’ll suck me in as much as New Horizons did a few years back, I can’t deny that I just want to see Choco Crocodile in the flesh.

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

No Splatoon 3 for me I’m afraid folks! Not yet, anyway. This weekend, I’ll be diving back into the extraordinary world of Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. The more I play this game, the more I’m convinced that it’s one of my all-time favourites; the writing and sense of place is simply unparalleled! So yes, that will no doubt take up much of my time.

Elsewhere, I’m quite eager to play through the entirety of Telltale’s The Walking Dead. I’ve only ever played through the first two seasons, and although my general understanding is that the quality seemingly drops off as you go further along, I recently bought the ‘Definitive Series’ on PS5 so I can play through it from start to finish.

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