Animal Crossing Easter

Another busy week has flown by, with Cooking Mama's troubling cryptocurrency allegations, Pokémon player ban threats and a ridiculously large Switch sale all going on within a matter of days, but it's finally time to kick back and enjoy a nice long weekend.

Members of Team Nintendo Life have shared their gaming plans for the weekend below, and we'd love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!

Liam Doolan, news reporter

The only game I've been playing on my Switch for weeks now is Animal Crossing: New Horizons and this weekend with Bunny Day celebrations taking place it'll probably be no different. I'm also planning to do a massive clean up around my island, as it's become a bit of a dumping ground in recent times. With all those balloons flying overhead and Easter eggs popping up out of the ground and water, I often find myself dropping items all over the place. It's got out of control! So I think it's time to take action and spend a good hour or two simply walking around picking everything up and either selling it or putting it back where it belongs.

If I really manage to rip myself away from my island, I might revisit the Aussie-developed 3D platformer, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger.

Gavin Lane, staff writer

This week I forced myself to break away from Animal Crossing: New Horizons for half an hour to dip into The Messenger. I’ve only played the first few stages but I’m already enjoying it a lot. I’m sensing a Shovel Knight-style devotion to detail, although if anything I’m enjoying this game's gameplay and sense of humour even more. Assuming I have the willpower to resist my island for an hour or two, I’d love to spend some more time with it.

Otherwise, I’ll be busy doing Bunny Day things and trying to get cherry-blossom DIY cards while I’ve still got the chance.

PJ O’Reilly, reviewer

I’m going to eat a lot of chocolate this weekend. I’m going to eat a lot of chocolate and I’m going to have a lot of naps where I dream about all the chocolate I ate before waking up and having some more chocolate. I’m also going to be prepping my reflexes for the apparently imminent arrival of Streets of Rage 4 by booting up Sega Genesis Classics - currently going mega cheap on the US eShop - and jumping back into the first three classic games, it really has been far too long since I blasted through them.

I’ve also recently reinstalled Cadence of Hyrule which is just absolutely amazing so I’m determined to stick with it over the Easter holiday and get it off my completely out of control backlog of shame. Hope you all have a good weekend, folks, and remember, the only proper way to open an Easter egg is to put the entire thing into your mouth at once.

Ryan Craddock, staff writer

Not that I would have been playing anything else anyway, but this weekend sees both a fishing tourney and the end of the Bunny Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With so much going on, how can I say no?

I've been spending the last few days building every single egg recipe I could get my hands on in hopes of meeting Zipper's demands, as well as trying to save enough money to do something, anything, for my bare, boring island's appearance. Seeing other people's islands makes me wonder how on Earth they've managed to afford such changes, so perhaps I need to up my game and start properly playing the Stalk Market?

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

The lunacy of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected continues to entertain while my Animal Crossing: New Horizons live gig stage is almost complete so I can begin live music streaming sessions. Fans of ‘Gundam SEED Destiny’ will probably understand that I am quite eager after all these months playing SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays to deploy at long last a Gundam Destroy onto the battlefield (maybe even more than one if I’m feeling particularly sadistic).

My game of the week is Hero Must Die. Again. A JRPG that gives you seven days to live after you have saved the realm and see how you have influenced the lives of the common folk? Brilliant stuff!

Which games are you playing this weekend?

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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...