Here we are once again, safely in the loving embrace of another weekend. This week saw all sorts of censorship shenanigans and even a cheeky new game for the Wii U, but now we can sit down, relax, and enjoy some game time.
As ever, Team Nintendo Life has gathered to discuss our weekend plans and we'd love for you to get involved via the comment and poll sections below. Enjoy!
Liam Doolan, news reporter
This weekend I’ll be trying to stop myself from picking up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch. I’ve already played through the game and both expansions on two other platforms, but the idea of having a portable version of the game that's accessible at all times is starting to win me over. Buying the same game three times is perfectly acceptable, right?
I think I might try and distract myself with Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair instead, after my copy of the game didn’t show up on time last week. I'll also play some Rocket League now that the Halloween celebrations are live.
Gavin Lane, staff writer
A round of applause, please – I managed to go an entire week without getting anything in the sale, not even that game that was down to 9 cents on the US eShop. This weekend I mostly plan to be playing Astral Chain, Edith Finch and/or a little Overcooked 2. I went from having bled that game utterly dry to there being a ton of DLC that I haven’t touched. Love that game. Have a good one folks!
Austin Voigt, contributing writer
This weekend, I’ll be frantically trying to keep up with all of the new releases bombarding my free time - and wallet. Specifically, I’m excited to dig into Little Town Hero, Doraemon Story of Seasons, and I may possibly pick up Ring Fit Adventure, depending on how adventurous I’m feeling.
I also have one instrument left to collect in Zelda: Link’s Awakening - and, of course, that pesky backlog I never seem to get to - so you’ll likely find me on my couch, frantically playing as many games as possible for the duration of the weekend. Send pizza - and Time-Turners... (yes, LEGO Harry Potter is in the backlog, too).
Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer
Another birthday came and went and that means that one year ago I was the happiest 'kid' in the world due to the release of one of the biggest flops of 2018 - and yet one of the best video game experiences I had in my entire life: Starlink: Battle For Atlas. I will revisit it along with… you guessed it: Astral Chain and DAEMON X MACHINA in unhealthy doses every chance I get.
Also, they somehow got The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt up and running on the Switch so count me in for some of that, assuming you can pull me away from quick sessions of River City Melee Mach!!. My game of the week is another Steam release where I disciplined myself to wait for the Switch conversion: Override: Mech City Brawl! This is is for all you Pacific Rim fans out there, with a generous dash of Virtual On. Truth: There is no such thing as too many mech games.
Ryan Craddock, staff writer
The next few weeks were supposed to be dedicated to playing through Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair - I've started it and have been enjoying my time with it so far - but then Fortnite came along and ruined everything. In a good way, I mean.
Yes, the whole Chapter 2, black hole, new map situation got me intrigued and I ended up jumping into a match for the first time in over a year. Now I'm hooked again, and the addition of bots is actually keeping me more interested than before because it's significantly less common to get slaughtered in the opening seconds of a match. Time will tell if I'll be hopelessly stuck logging in every day for a whole season to complete missions and stuff. Oh dear.
Dom Reseigh-Lincoln, reviewer
This weekend I've a predictably eclectic set of games on my radar. Alongside playing lots of chaotic multiplayer matches in the insectoid arenas of Killer Queen Black, I've been replaying Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Because of course I am. As if I need an excuse to run around shooting people with muskets? Oh, and I'm getting stuck right into the Trine series. Trine 4 looks great but I've not played the series in years so I'm looking forward to giving this co-op platformer a proper play.
Which games are you playing this weekend? (300 votes)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
What Remains of Edith Finch
Little Town Hero
Doraemon Story of Seasons
Ring Fit Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
LEGO Harry Potter Collection
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Daemon X Machina
River City Melee Mach!!
Override: Mech City Brawl – Super Charged Mega Edition
Killer Queen Black
Assassin's Creed III Remastered
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince
Something else (comment below)
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