This week has been packed to the brim with exciting Pokémon news, angry Zelda fans, and pretty much everything in between, but we've finally reached the weekend. As such, it's time to relax, gather round, and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Feel free to read through our entries below, vote in our poll, and then tell us about your plans in the comments below. Enjoy!

Ryan Craddock, staff writer

A bit of a weird one for me this weekend, as I might end up spending any free time playing through demos rather than actual games.

The Cadence of Hyrule eShop demo has come just in time - I've been on the fence about buying it since it released so this should give me a chance to see whether or not I'd like it enough. Also, the Mario Tennis Aces Game Trials offer means I can get a proper look at the game's single-player content for the first time. Before it came out, I was feeling pretty hyped about the solo stuff, but then once it had released I just wasn't as interested. Let's see if it can persuade me into a purchase.

Austin Voigt, contributing writer

This weekend I plan to give the new Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker VR experience a go - and still plan to play a bit of Fire Emblem: Three Houses & Dragon Quest Builders 2, among some other standards I always have on hand (still trying to finish collecting all of the Korok seeds in Breath of the Wild, like the completionist I am…). Should be a fairly calm gaming weekend before the storm of late August/September hits!

Gavin Lane, staff writer

While perusing the eShop sale I managed to snag both the Mutant Mudds Collection and Elevator...to the Moon! Turbo Champion’s Edition for considerably less than the price of a decent pint. I’ve played a little Mutant Mudds before on 3DS and the sci-fi comedy action of Elevator to the Moon caught my eye when it was announced back in February. It was originally a VR game, so it’ll be interesting to see how it holds up on Switch. The comedy of an Arnold Schwarzenegger soundalike screaming instructions at me was too tempting to pass up at an 89% discount.

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

Is the Summer of Switch the very best video game Summer ever? Why, yes it is if we consider the onslaught of new amazing games flooding the eShop. This weekend will be spent with Vasara Collection, #RaceDieRun, Subdivision Infinity DX, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Messenger, Fantasy Strike and whatever quick sessions of Dragon Ball FighterZ I can sneak into the rotation.

My game of the week is a bit of a cheat this time because it is not out yet: FAR: Lone Sails is an incredible, lonely and desolate journey I urge everyone not to skip upon release. I just can’t stop thinking about it and whatever the journey will throw at me next. Look forward to it!

Liam Doolan, news reporter

It’s more of the same for me this weekend. I’ll probably start off with some Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and then move onto Super Mario Maker 2 or Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

There are a few fighting games in need of my attention as well. Of course, one of them is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the second is Dragon Ball FighterZ. Janemba was added in earlier this week, so I’ll definitely be trying him out at some point. I might even give the Mario Tennis Aces game trial a go if I get enough time.

Which games are you playing this weekend? (424 votes)

  1. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda6%
  2. Mario Tennis Aces8%
  3. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker1%
  4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses26%
  5. Dragon Quest Builders 24%
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild4%
  7. Mutant Mudds Collection1%
  8. Elevator...to the Moon! Turbo Champion's Edition  0%
  9. VASARA Collection1%
  10. #RaceDieRun  0%
  11. Subdivision Infinity DX  0%
  12. The Messenger1%
  13. Fantasy Strike  0%
  14. Dragon Ball FighterZ1%
  15. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled1%
  16. Super Mario Maker 210%
  17. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate11%
  18. Something else (comment below)24%

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As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days...