Another week has passed, with lots of intriguing news and a certain thing not appearing. You know what we mean, but let's focus on stuff that actually happened.
SEGA hosted its first Sonic Central, which confirmed three games and various other cameo appearances to celebrate 30 years, more games arrived on Nintendo Switch Online, there were exciting Pokémon release dates, along with all sorts of Dragon Quest news. A bumper week!
It's time to unwind a little and discuss our weekend gaming plans. Members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!
Thomas Whitehead, deputy editor
I still have plenty of Resident Evil: Village to go and I'm enjoying it a great deal; it's not particularly scary like its predecessor, but the setting and action is a lot of fun. I've also been getting into Knockout City on Series X, but I'm also very impressed with the Switch version; it's definitely worth checking out.
On Switch I'm still slowly working through Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind; I only play when I know I have the time to finish a whole chapter at a time. Also on the agenda is Monster Hunter Rise, which has updated to version 3.0 and added a new ending. And of course I'll go along for K.K's concert in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - I still haven't missed one. I also have an urge to charge my 3DS and do a run of 3D Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
And yes, I’ll play MLB The Show too.
Kate Gray, staff writer
I've been playing this little game called The House In Fata Morgana. Apparently, it's good? I'm about... ten hours in, I would guess, and I have noooo idea what's going on.
I've also almost completed Resident Evil 4, I think, which is another game where I have no idea what it's about. I mean, I thought it was zombies and snake-monsters, but I just fought an angry, beefy, topless man who was allergic to knives, so... yeah. It's a weird game.
Liam Doolan, staff writer
I've been chipping away at New Pokémon Snap over the past week, so I'm hoping I can wrap up my playthrough of that over the next few days. I'm also planning to try out Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash and Super Bomberman R Online - two free-to-play titles that I probably would have paid good money for a number of years ago. One other game I'll be returning to (after an incredibly long break) is Sonic Colors on the DS. I never really gave this game as much time as it probably deserved when it was released, and with a Switch release on the horizon - now is the time. Enjoy your weekend, everyone.
Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer
An interesting weekend ahead as I try not to go turn on the Wii. R-Type Final 2 finally (ah!) showed up, I expect to spend quite some time with it beyond this weekend. Still on the physical front Maneater and Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster will be added to my legendary backlog of shame. More exciting on the digital front is Knockout City, the delightful Very Very Valet, ZX Spectrum heaven Eight Dragons, “Made in Portugal” Pecaminosa, Super Bomberman R Online and the phenomenal sci-fi epic Crying Suns.
Book of the week is Ask Iwata. This kind sir once asked us to keep smiling, so I have been complying ever since. Hope so are you lot out there.
Ollie Reynolds, reviewer
Hello all! I don't know about you, but now that the weather has finally decided to stop raining for a bit, I'll be spending some time outside this weekend! With the Switch of course, obviously... I plan on playing lots of Super Bomberman R Online for an upcoming review, and I'll also be diving back into Sonic Mania after watching the Sonic Central showcase. It still astonishes me how good that game is; after years of average to mediocre Sonic games, Christian Whitehead just swoops in and makes potentially the best game in the franchise! Magical.
As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave us a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days...