Yet another week has flown by, this time full of newly discovered Zelda: Breath of the Wild glitches and an awful lot of discussion surrounding Joy-Con drift, but now we can sit back, relax, and talk about our weekend gaming plans.
Members of team Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'd love for you to get involved by leaving a comment and voting in our poll. Enjoy!
Gavin Lane, staff writer
I’d like nothing more than to sit down with Fire Emblem: Three Houses this weekend and really dig into a series I haven’t touched since Awakening, but after my holidays it’s time to save some pennies and play something in the backlog instead. After racking up a triple-figure hour count in Awakenings, I never got around to Fates or Shadows of Valentia, despite the latter being brought to the west by top localisation house 8-4, and with all the Three Houses hype I’m jonesing for some SPRG action. Fortunately, there’s plenty of that on Switch and I haven’t yet touched Into The Breach, so that’s my bag for the weekend.
Mind you, I saw a great deal on Shadows of Valentia the other day (now’s the time to pick up 3DS carts on the cheap, people!), but going back to that handheld might be tough after Switch. We’ll see how the mood takes me on Saturday morning as I wander my local department store…
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
Another super-busy weekend doing boring, adulty home stuff means I might not get a great deal of gaming time, but I did finally get around to uploading my first ever Super Mario Maker course yesterday (I know, I don't know what took me so long either).
Instead, I'll likely keep an eye out to see how other players get on with my level to improve for further creations. If you want to check it out, feel free: 6G7-9KR-5TF. It's called 'Super Goomba 64' and has you figuring out how to use power-ups to take out 64 of the pesky little blighters before reaching the goal. Make sure to let me know what you think!
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
As the week draws to a close, that can only mean one thing: it's Nazi punching time. Well, actually, it's more smashing them in the face with a hatchet or blowing their heads off with a shotgun blast, but that's just how Wolfenstein: Youngblood rolls. The FPS spin-off arrives on Switch this week and I'm already deep into our review playthrough, but I only received review code on Thursday so you'll have to wait until next week to see how this ambitious shooter fares in the wake of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Elsewhere, I'll also be continuing to play through the extra content in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. That's another big multiplatform hit that's about to drop on Switch. Expect the official verdict on this tactical adventure next week as well. Who says we don't spoil you with #content?
Liam Doolan, news reporter
I was intending to play Fire Emblem: Three Houses this weekend, but at the time of writing, I’ve been unable to track down a retail copy of the game. It’s supposedly sold out at every store in my location, so I’m either going to search around some more over the weekend or resort to the digital version.
On the plus side, at least I’ll be able to spend some extra time with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Super Mario Maker 2 and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. If I get really desperate for a Fire Emblem fix, I might even play one of the older games on my 3DS.
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
The Summer of Switch exploded onto eShop this week! This weekend will be comprised of overdoses of Wolfenstein Youngblood, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fantasy Strike, Mighty Switch Force! Collection, Raiden V: Director’s Cut and... the original DOOM trilogy!? God Mode on!
My game of the week is the ridiculously ambitious Fire Emblem: Three Houses. To see the whole series evolve from its 8 and 16-bit origins to this magnum opus is humbling stuff. But will I ever be able to experience everything this game has to offer? If not, it will surely not be for lack of trying!
Which games are you playing this weekend? (349 votes)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Fire Emblem Fates
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Into The Breach
Super Mario Maker 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Mighty Switch Force! Collection
Raiden V: Director’s Cut
Something else (comment below)
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