Welcome folks to yet another weekend - and what a week we've had! The official reveal (finally) of the Nintendo Switch Lite kept the NL team super busy this week - you can catch up on everything you need to know right here - but now it's time for us to talk about our weekend plans. Which games will you be playing? Check out our plans and submit your own via the poll and comments below. Enjoy!
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
I'm really struggling to put Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered down at the moment. What can I say, I just love blowing up Martian masonry. I'm also really enjoying Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle as well. Honing my titan takedown skills becomes so addictive after a while.
In terms of new stuff, I'll be strapping on my spandex in preparation for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. I loved the first two games, so I'm really excited to give this superheroic Switch-exclusive a proper extended play. Look out for my official NL review on the site soon.
Gavin Lane, staff writer
After a few days off this week (did I miss anything?), I’ve managed to play very few video games due to Other Life Stuff™, but I did dig out the Wii U for a visiting family member - a huge Splatoon 2 fan desperate to play the original. While it’s still set up I plan to fire up the first Super Mario Maker so I can ‘copy’ a couple of my old courses into the sequel and tweak them with some new elements.
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
I’ve only spent a few hours so far exploring What Remains of Edith Finch - but this weekend, I plan to finish the game if I can. It’s so beautifully designed, and its gameplay is so unique; I’m incredibly impressed. I also plan to play Dragon Quest Builders 2, of course - I checked out the demo and loved it, so I’ll be purchasing the full version and building my little heart out with it this weekend.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
Summer of Switch hits full throttle with spiritual sequels of ActRaiser and Contra out on the eShop! I shall be getting down to some serious hardcore play sessions of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, SolSeraph, Super Mario Maker 2, Tetris 99 and the social-life erasing Dragon Quest Builders 2. Lest I forget: releasing a free expansion to one of my favourite games of all time will net you my attention - just exactly how many more shopkeeper zingers can they possibly fit in The Messenger's Picnic Panic DLC?
My game of the week goes to Blazing Chrome. It was a true privilege to see this one take shape and form over the past years and it perfectly showcases the exact kind of games I want to be playing this summer: brand new, fast-paced 16-bit arcade games from a time when we didn't have a care in the world.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
I'm actually moving house this weekend (wish me luck!) so I definitely won't have any time for traditional gaming, but I wanted to join in with the chat regardless as I'll likely be playing with a very different approach.
I finally got around to picking up Super Mario Maker 2 this week, and after playing some courses and making my way through the early stages of the Story mode, I'm feeling inspired to make my own course for the very first time. I'm sure when I do get around to it it'll take a lot of trial and error, but I've just begun sketching out ideas on a piece of paper like the good ol' days. I'll probably keep this on me over the next few days - drawing up any grand ideas ready to build in the game when things are settled. Hopefully it won't be a total disaster!
Which games are you playing this weekend? (383 votes)
Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered
Attack On Titan 2
SEGA Mega Drive Classics
What Remains of Edith Finch
Dragon Quest Builders 2
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Super Mario Maker 2
Something else (comment below)
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