Another week, another added to the Nintendo Switch family. Yeah, we’ve all had a little drop of post-E3 surprises (the surprise can be a little generous, to be honest) in the form of the OLED Switch announcement. It has provoked a variety of reactions from existing Switch owners and Nintendo fans, though no one is as passionate as the answer to PokéGymDad playing its Switch in the corridor, look like. Oh, it is Donkey Kong is 40 years old, as well. Good week.
It’s time for thenwind a bit and discuss our weekend game plans. A few marms of the Nintendo Life team have done just below, so feel free to read our posts and then join us on your own via our comments section. Enjoy!
Ryan Craddock, news editor
After a couple of super-busy weeks at home, I hope to finally get back to enjoying a game or two this weekend (albeit surrounded by boxes, bags, and all sorts of spices throwing the floor), and for me, it means it’s finally time to check Mario Golf: Super Rush.
I took it at the launch but just didn’t get a chance to get stuck; I grabbed it for the first time last night to discover that epic opening cutscene, and I played through some of the practical stuff in adventure mode. Hopefully, once the weekend is over, I will have mastered some of the first holes and helped the good ol ’Yoshi to a well-deserved victory or two. Speed Golf is definitely on the agenda!
Thomas Whitehead, Deputy
This weekend I plan to jump in again Heaven: Sons of Light, as I am interested to see what the game looks like in its connection with The Little Prince. Other than that, I really got to go into Monster Hunter Rise to access some of the latest content, I was too busy to play it!
Outside of Switch I will change the advanced edition of A Plague Tale: Innocence; it’s a game I’ve beaten before, but I’m a big fan of it and I had the first few chapters of this game.
Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer
Adults and JRPGs don’t play well together, so it’s a little overwhelming to have both. Stories of Monster Hunter 2 and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releasing it the same day, but I’ll definitely make it worthwhile. Fans of Suda51 are finally happy to give up The Silver Case 2425 one time. Add some wonderful eShop to the mix as well Song For A Hero: Final Edition no longer Treachery in Beatdown City and the summer of 2021 is certainly in good shape.
The game of the week is Offline and not just because it was made in my country. It’s a game that gets everything so perfectly balanced, I look forward to completing it. Go take a look!
Kate Gray, staff writer
This weekend, I’m going to be exploring through the big stack of visual novels I have to review! I have a lot of fun, so I don’t feel too sorry for myself. Also, I bought it No Man’s Sky to play with my friends, then put me in a trend five years too late …
Jon Cartwright, video producer
Then Fear it was announced that I had made it my goal to play it again for every Metroid game. I’m already done the original, 2, Super, Fusion and the remakes and now it’s time to First! Go play everything Trilogy on Wii and are very eager to get it First 2, I only played once.
But if I have the Metroid fatigue there is something very different to play; Doki Doki Literature Club… I know absolutely nothing about this game other than to be a kind of torch. Maybe it was all a dream like that Doki Doki Panic, I do not know.
Mitch Vogel, reviewer
I recently picked up a New 2DS XL, and this weekend I plan to spend some time with the new hardware. Believe it or not, it’s the first time I’ve bought an extra 3DS; I have been using the Aqua unit I bought at midnight on launch day for the last ten years.
I have to work on my games Bravely Default and Echo Emblem of Fire, and maybe some Shin Megami Tensei IV and it seems to me. Other than that, I can still boot Ys IX on my Switch, even if I want to keep playing that until the promised performance patch comes along.
Zion Grassl, video producer
I played a lot of Metroid games, but until a few weeks ago, I had never finished any! So with Metroid Dread on the horizon, I made an effort to replace the wrongs of my own past and see some of them right from the start. I completed mission Zero last month and am now at what I assume is the end of Samus Returns in 3DS. I have 4 Metroid left on my scanner and hope I can find a few hours to download it this weekend.
I also played and adapted Kate’s review of Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! for our YouTube channel and haven’t stopped thinking about the game since. There are a few moments that have had me in complete disbelief, and I won’t spoil those parts for anyone who doesn’t know. I also play the side stories that are included in the Plus! version though. I heard they are short and sweet, so it should make for a nice breath of fresh air, hopefully.
As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to leave a comment below with your game choices in the coming days …