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What are you playing this weekend? (April 16)

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If you celebrate it, Happy Easter! If not, at least we wish you a nice long weekend, or just relax more than usual. Whatever you’re doing, we hope video games find a way into your plans. This week we got a new trailer for Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, which introduces us to the protagonist Shez. Nintendo had to change online auto-renewal after a government review. And it sounds like Bandai Namco is working on a remaster of a Nintendo action title.

While we’re here, why not go and vote for what you think is the best generation of Nintendo consoles! Some of us have spoken up, and now it’s your turn to tell us who’s right and who’s wrong.

Now it’s time to chill and discuss our game plans for the weekend. A few MMembers of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so don’t hesitate to read our posts and then join in with your own via our comments section. Enjoy!

Gavin Lane, Editor

The list of games I want to play this weekend is long. As I mentioned earlier this week, I have Dragon Quest VIII ready and waiting to be plugged into it. I also received Xenoblade Chronicles X – I want to download the improved texture pack from the Wii U eShop before it’s gone! I also have other household chores to do on the Wii U. I will be moving my external hard drive to a much larger SSD that I have, although that means whatever is already on it will be safely stored elsewhere before the Wii U formats it, which will take a while. Also, I don’t have home internet at the moment, which complicates things when I want to download a whole bunch of GBs.

I’ll probably end up downloading the little Nintendo Switch Online update and diving into Mario Golf. It’s one of my favorite N64 games, an incredibly relaxing sports game with personality. Too bad I can’t play as my GBC Mario Golf character but sometime this weekend I’ll enjoy a quick 9 hole round. Have a good time folks!

Thomas Whitehead, Associate Editor

Aside from a mini-review, Triangle Strategy is probably where I’ll be spending most of my time on Switch; It’s a long game! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it so far and it’s perfect for small 30 minute sessions to take on a fight or just follow the story.

Elsewhere My attention is split between LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and MLB The Show 22, with the latter definitely getting me hooked again.

Alana Hagues, staff writer

Kirby, Kirby and more Kirby. My switch pickings are getting a little thinner, so I think after defeating Kirby and the Forgotten Land I’ll move on to my second Kirby game. A few weeks ago some lovely readers – Munchlax and YoshiFlutterJump – made some fantastic suggestions as to which Kirby game I should play after Forgotten Land. And after thinking about it, I’ll give Kirby Super Star a whirl! Oh, that reminds me – you should absolutely vote for the SNES in the poll for the best generation of Nintendo consoles. Just do it.

In reality, this weekend looks like a PS5-heavy one. I play this little game called Final Fantasy XIV – you know the one with the free trial up to level 60? (No, I’m not sorry.) The latest major story patch for endwalker dropped on Tuesday, and on my word, the new alliance raid is amazing. I have almost all the mechanics below. Nearly. Aside from gaming, I’m also going to try to go to the beach this weekend. I hope it’s sunny where you are too!

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

With everyone in the US celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, I thought it was high time we gave the game another chance. It’s been a while since I last played it, and funnily enough, it will be my first time playing it on the SNES (technically the Switch); I’ve only ever played it on the GBA, and it’ll be weird not hearing Link yell “Hyah!” every time he swings his sword.

Otherwise it will be rather quiet for me this weekend; My wife and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary on the 16th, so it doesn’t really look good if I’m playing a game all the time!

Kate Gray, Staff Writer

This weekend is Easter, but my COVID test will dictate whether I’ll hang out with my family or just…stay inside and play video games. We just got an Xbox Series X, which means ELDEN RIIIING, but we also need to finish Skyward Sword (which just keeps going) and I’d love to do something farmer like My Time At Portia or something gory like AI: The Somnium Files. If only there was something farmy AND murderous!

Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer

Great week for the eShop with two games that took their time to get here but don’t disappoint: Formula Retro Racing and Bush Hockey League! Speaking of waiting, Nobody Saves The World proves to be another hit from Drinkbox Studios!

The game of the week is a bit of a cheat this time as there are hundreds of them: the A500 Mini has arrived and settled under the TV. This version of me you know today has a lot to do with the Commodore Amiga: the digital artist who started pixeling things Deluxe livery III. The audio producer who started using noise pollution in ProTracker. And of course the biggest Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe players in the known universe. ice cream i scream

As always, thanks for reading! Leave us a comment below with your game plans for the weekend!

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