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What are you playing this weekend? (April, 30th)

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Wait a minute, is it May on Sunday? We’re a bit confused about this here at Nintendo Life Towers – how are we doing already in the fifth month of 2022? Damned. However, after last week’s release chaos, this week has been decidedly more stable. Reggie Fils-Aimé’s SXSW Talk is now available and in it he reveals how the death of the legendary Satoru Iwata influenced his decision to leave Nintendo. We have some tips from Nintendo on how to deal with Switch battery issues. And Yuji Naka claims he’s been removed from Square Enix as director of Balan Wonderworld in a rather revealing Twitter thread.

We’ve also highlighted our selections from the Spring into Action sale for you dear Europeans out there switch. There are thousands of offers so check them out, but don’t blame us if you’re spending all your pennies!

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

This weekend I’ll do my best to resist the charms of Hades as I enter the 3DS eShop and start downloading some important things that will be gone next year. There’s still some time before closing time, but I don’t want to delay it until the last minute, download dozens of games in a hurry and then never actually play those things!

I’m keeping an eye on Game Freak’s HarmoKnight this weekend. If it’s even half the game Pocket Card Jockey is, it’s sure to make my top 10 3DS games of all time. Have a good time everyone!

Thomas Whitehead, Associate Editor

On Switch, I recently re-downloaded Thimbleweed Park as it was sitting in my backlog of shame and I’m in the mood for some old-school adventure gaming. I’m sticking with touchscreen controls only, though, and using the handy stylus they gave away with copies of Brain Training here in the UK. So far I’ve had a lot of fun with it and also enjoy the rather slow pace.

Elsewhere I’m still working on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and still have quite a few movies/chapters in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga ahead of me, so I’ll eventually have games for every mood.

Ollie Reynolds, staff writer

Hi Guys! This weekend I’m going to play some Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. I snagged it this week in the eShop sale and to be honest I’m ashamed that it took me so long to own it. There are some games I could probably live without, but just like Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 in one place is a small miracle. I’m still not that good at it though…

Over on the PS5, I picked up Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition in a recent sale and it’s absolutely wonderful. I played through the OG game when it released on the PS4 and this new installment takes things to the next level. It’s probably my favorite part of the series and I can’t wait to see where Capcom goes with the next game!

Alana Hagues, staff writer

Hi! So I’m stuck in a kind of video game rut. Nothing I record sticks and I have a while before everything I want comes out. I’m also still waiting a bit for some eShop sale purchases. So back to the old goodies of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, which I really only played for a few hours last week. So I haven’t made any real progress because there are too many side quests. Let’s do better this weekend.

One small brainwave I had, however, was to play Klonoa: Empire of Dreams again. I never really beat the GBA game back then so this is my chance to change that and it’s a good preparation for the Klonoa Phantasy Reverie series. Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil is one of my favorite platformers of all time, so it’s amazing to be able to play a revamped version. Have a great weekend everyone, folks!

Felix Sanchez, video producer

I’m still on an epic journey to find Ciri in The Witcher 3. I have over 70 hours in this game now and I feel like it will never end. It has such a huge world filled to the brim with side quests that will keep me busy for many weekends to come (lucky me!).

But I also just got my Switch OLED, which gave me the motivation to start a decent playthrough of Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition. Man, I’m having a hard time keeping my hands off this. It has such a good and original story and it’s super easy to get lost in it. I’m definitely looking forward to putting tons of hours into this game as well. Likewise in addition, Nintendo Switch Sports just came out, and my little brother is coming over, so we’ll definitely be competing in all sports today and tomorrow! I can safely say that I have a busy weekend ahead of me as far as gaming goes.

Gonçalo Lopes, Reviewer

That A500 mini still going strong. Things are looking good Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe with my team clearly dominating the entire second division, possibly with promotion this weekend. I made the mistake of firing patrol lost and I remember now how this game taught me that war is not “so much fun” way back in the early 90s. But you’re not on Amiga Life, so on the Nintendo side, I’m very happy to finally play the mesmerizing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, which “Bought it before the review was out” Ganryu 2 and of course Nintendo Switch Sports. Kudos to Push Square for my four random PS Vita game picks!

Game of the week is Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute, which is just a good excuse not to just write RayForce. Me and Taito going back since Space Invaders. And who knows… maybe RayStorm shows up on the Switch one day.

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

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