Animal Crossing

After a new Nintendo Switch update (remember to update those Joy-Con, too!), rumours of a Resident Evil 4 remake and the last few days of the huge Nintendo spring sale to think about, it's been yet another busy week.

Thankfully, it's now time to relax and chat about our weekend gaming plans. Members of Team Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'd love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!

Ryan Craddock, news editor

Once again, any free time I have this weekend will no doubt be taken up by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I'm about 60 hours in at this point and still feel like I have so much left to do to my island - I've finally started tinkering with paths, fences, and the occasional outdoor ornament, but my house is a mess and I've only really scratched the surface of what I'd like to do outdoors.

I've also decided that my favourite villager is Cranston. He was one of my earlier residents and I love him to bits. Just thought I'd share that with you.

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons live gig stage is growing out of proportions but I still require further light variations and I still have no floor lights. I might have to do some kick-off live streaming sessions from my brand new basement instead... before I turn that room into an arcade. SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays and Saints Row IV: Re-Elected both continue to tick all the right boxes for some much welcome video game escapism.

My game of the week is Super Pixel Racers. New to the Switch despite its original 2018 original release date, it does exactly what the name suggests… and rather well I might add.

Gavin Lane, features editor

This week I’ll be ticking off my Animal Crossing to-do list and hopefully making a killing on the Stalk Market, but I’d really like to break the back of The Messenger. I’m thoroughly enjoying its retro charms and would love to get through it in a couple more sessions and tick it off the ol’ backlog. After getting the chance to chat with Sabotage about Sea of Stars, going back to The Messenger has only made me more excited for what the studio is cooking up. Have a good one everyone, and stay safe.

Liam Doolan, news reporter

Like many other Switch owners, this weekend I'll be sinking most of my spare time into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. With Bunny Day out of the way, I can finally return my attention to island development and my home loan. I should probably make some more animal friends as well, as I've only got a handful on my island at the moment. Other than this, I might give Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair another go now that there's a new update available for the game. I've been wanting an excuse to revisit it for a while, so this is the perfect chance.

Ollie Reynolds, reviewer

With the rumours about a Resident Evil 4 remake circulating, I've gone back to the original for another round against the pesky Los Illuminados. I've just completed a run through the campaign on normal difficulty, so this weekend I'll head straight back and start it on professional. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say it's my favourite game of all time!

I'm also still plugging away at Animal Crossing: New Horizons, although I must admit that I'm not spending that much time with it at the moment; I tend to jump in, see what The Able Sisters have in stock, then leave it for the day.

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...