In the week that brought us the results of Splatoon 3's first Splatfest, we have been busy with lots of quality gaming content over here on Nintendo Life. September is now upon us which not only means that we are preparing for a complete barrage of new gaming titles coming to our consoles over the next few weeks, but also (as is bound to happen) we have begun talking all things Nintendo Direct, with rumours already circulating.
For those of you looking for something new to kickstart September, we have been getting hands on with a wide range of hot-off-the-press titles including ANNO: Mutationem, Ooblets and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (come on, we couldn't make a wider-ranging trio even if we tried). Elsewhere on Nintendo Life this week, we have been following Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's cryptic clues, ranking each game's Pokédex, and leaning forward with our tongues out as we compiled a list of the hardest games on Switch.
All this means we're ready for a weekend of relaxed gaming. Here, a collection of our writers tell us their downtime gaming plans and we would love to hear yours too! Just leave us a comment down below to let us know what you are going to be playing!
Jim Norman, staff writer
What can I say, my WiFi still isn't functional so that means this weekend will once again be one of no new downloads. This being said, it has given me the chance to get back into my games that I have been sitting on for a while.
This weekend I will be playing more of Moonlighter - a wonderful little roguelite that I have been loving so far. And while I am in the nostalgic mood, I might just load up the DS and continue with my Professor Layton play-through - I believe I'm onto Professor Layton and the Spectre's Call next which was a favourite of mine when I last played it so I'm excited to get puzzling again.
Alana Hagues, staff writer
Well, September looks to be a quiet month, doesn’t it? *sweats*
This weekend is going to be a bit of a washout down south, so to brighten things up, I’m going to check out the ANNO: Mutationem demo on the eShop. I’ve mentioned that I’m a bit of a sucker for pixel art visuals here before, and that’s the big draw for ANNO for me.
But I’m mostly going to be giving my Switch a break. My eyes have turned to Sam Barlow’s latest game, Immortality, on Xbox Game Pass. The critical buzz surrounding this has me very curious. I know nothing about it, so we’re going in completely blind – a rarity in this day an age! I’ve also heard stellar things about Tinykin, which looks to be a mix of Paper Mario and Pikmin. That one is on Switch, but I’ll be giving it a whirl on my little Series S.
Kate Gray, staff writer
I'm in London this weekend, which means... well, it means I'll be playing Dungeons and Dragons IN PERSON with my online D&D group for the first time in about 6 years. I'm alllllmost at the end of 13 Sentinels, though — if anyone's been following my extremely slow progress — but I don't think I'll finish it this weekend. I think I have to look up a plot explainer first!
Ollie Reynolds, staff writer
There won’t be a great deal of gaming for me this weekend, but I do plan on continuing my playthrough of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc whenever I’m able. I’ve played through the first game a couple of times, but never really experienced the sequels properly. I want to get through the first game before I move on, though, so hopefully I can get a good chunk of it done before the week is out.
Elsewhere, I’ve been playing a bit of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty on the Series X (yes, before the rumours of a new remaster), so I’ll probably bash out another hour or so on that if I can. I love that game so much; it’s one of my favourites of all time, and I can’t wait to find out if it’s coming to the Switch!
As ever, thank you for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend gaming plans!