And we've come to the end of another busy week in the world of video games - a week filled with analysis of a technical titan from a previous generation, the third anniversary of Splatoon 2, some freshly showcased upcoming titles, and gaming chairs plastered with Mario's face. Now, it's finally time to sit back and chat about our weekend gaming plans.

Members of Nintendo Life have done just that below, and we'd love for you to join in via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!

Liam Doolan, news reporter

This weekend I'm continuing my adventure in Paper Mario: The Origami King. I'll admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of the new battle system when I was first started playing it, but it's grown on me since then. Hopefully, this is a Paper Mario game I can actually see through to the end this time around.

Apart from Nintendo's latest release, I'm also planning to spend some time with the Devolver Digital title, Carrion. I don't handle horror games all that well, but reverse horror - that's no problem. I can't believe how fun it is to be the amorphous creature everyone is running away from!

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

Package from the East means I will be spending this weekend with imports like Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!, Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, the elusive retail edition of Sayonara Wild Hearts and the nostalgic Famicom Namcot Collection. But the eShop had a very strong week as well so expect DEX, Carrion, and Panzer Paladin to do the rounds as well.

Game of the week is Crysis Remastered. Not because it is a small miracle to have it running at all on an Nvidia Tegra-powered tablet but for the fact that I had never played any of the series entries before. Now excuse me, I have some soldiers to terrorize by throwing them this chicken I just picked up by the shoal.

Austin Voigt, contributing writer

I plan to kick back and enjoy some laid-back games that require minimal effort on my part - at least, until Saturday afternoon. This week, I've been mainly focused on Paper Mario: The Origami King and Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. Both are easy to jump in and out of, but enjoyable nonetheless. Paper Mario especially was a pleasant surprise with its beautiful graphics, hilarious writing, and unique battle system. Friends of Mineral town is a fairly nostalgic play for me, as the original game on Game Boy Advance was easily one of my favorites growing up.

And then - with the absence of any real Olympics to watch - I'll be joining some friends in a Ring Fit Adventure Olympics livestream, where I'll likely come in last place in everything and die of exhaustion! But it'll be fun nonetheless (come watch if you're in need of some entertainment, I'm sure I'll do something ridiculous and lose it all for my team).

Gavin Lane, features editor

After splashing on Konami's Castlevania, Contra and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collections (hey, they were 75% off!), I'll be going on another Retro binge this weekend. After playing my Game Boy on holiday, I'm eager to play Belmont's Revenge on Switch.

I also got properly stuck into Cuphead for the first time last week, so I'll continue playing that. I've also been unlocking characters in Streets of Rage 4 with two players. What a fine, fine pair of games - real lookers, too. And I'm sure I'll drop in on the Bug-Off in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, too. Gotta get me that Nook Miles stamp.

What games are you playing this weekend?

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