E3 2021 is finally over, and we are still digesting the ins-and-outs of all the ads. Nintendo’s live presentation offers a bit of something for everyone, from the return of smaller scale fan preferences to fresh peeks to Breath of the Wild 2 (even without proper title), not to mention A NEW 2D METROID COMPLETELY out of the blue! Good times.
Now it’s time to relax 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!
Editor’s note: Don’t like Metroid? A little washing for you this week, I’m afraid. Sorry!…
Ryan Craddock, news editor
With all Metroid Dread turning hype – especially in the Nintendo Life team’s online chats – a few of us realized we wouldn’t like it more than revisit Metroid 1 to 4 to prepare for the big release later this year.
As such, I hope to get some time with the original Metroid this weekend and will launch the trusty NES Classic to make it right. I’ve never played it before and I’m afraid it will overwhelm me, so part of me wants to have a copy of their GBA remake, Mission Zero, to give me a sweeter experience. Still, I’m looking forward to finally giving the series a nice shake!
Thomas Whitehead, Deputy
I played a few games last week, for obvious reasons, so I plan to return History of Golf back. It’s fascinating, fun and extremely refreshed to play. I also want to take it FAR: Lone sails on sale; I had the intention of playing it and the excellent E3 revelation of its next sequence was a timely recollection.
As for the 4K whiz-bang the game will try back to return to Resident Evil: Village. It’s also possible that it will come out of Wii U for some Metroid: Zero Mission; yes, like many others, I plan a “traditional race” through the games, even if the better version of each game.
Jon Cartwright, video producer
Nintendo has released a new one Tetris 99 Friday theme based around Mitopia then I will of course have to go through a few rounds unlocking this – I am not allowed to miss the Tetris events otherwise the Tetris police will come to beat me.
I’m sure like the others on the Nintendo Life team I’ve spent the whole week thinking about Metroid and I plan to play the whole series. I actually finished the Famicom Disk System version of Metroid a few weeks ago, so it’s a cross, suppose it’s time for Metroid II! I’ve played Samus Returns several times since it came out so this time I’ll give a little love to the original Game Boy.
Gonçalo Lopes, reviewer
E3 2021 is gone and gone, with no news of the New Nintendo Switch in sight or everyone’s favorite Shadow Witch. However, what was on display has already saved the second half of this year for yours really. Lots of gems on the eShop this week, especially if you’re a shmup fan: MushihimeSama is the first of several quality Cave shooters finally on the road for the Switch, Seicross remains a personal favorite of Nichibutsu and Rangerdog it is the best Parody Konami never did. Dunk Lords Wonderful Conversion Switch set NBA playing fields for shame from the beginning. I hope to jump back in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for new DLC content as you continue The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past live streaming sessions.
The game of the week is Wrestling Empire. Again. An unprecedented and laudable post-game support from legendary Mat Dickie ensures that there is never a dull moment in or out of the ring.
Gavin Lane, publisher
This week I would especially like to read the copy of Ask Iwata it’s been put on my desk for weeks now, and another book that isn’t related to video games. It would be nice.
Also, adding on to it essential pre-Dread Metroid titles, of course:
Ollie Reynolds, reviewer
Hello people! I hope you are all well. So, you know … Who else is playing a bunch of Metroid games this weekend? Well, this guy is for sure! [‘Metroid’, you say? Is that some sort of Igavanialike? – Ed]
After the announcement of Metroid Dread, I returned to GBA to play both Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. Once finished, I will go on Metroid: Samus Returns before ending with Super Metroid. Yeah, I know that’s completely out of order … I know, okay ?!
Other than that, my journey through the Halo campaigns is almost over. I’m at the beginning of the divisive Halo 5: Guardians (a good game, in my opinion, just not a good Halo game), so I think I can clean it up this weekend. Have a good one, everything!
PJ O’Reilly, auditor
Hello. This weekend I’m going to explode through a few pieces and pieces for review on Switch, including THQ’s revamped Destroy all men, but, if I manage to skate in a cold weather somewhere, I will unplug and unplug all the old consoles and get my emulators running for some retro Metroid action. I’m sure I’m not the only person who plans to play through the series in chronological order after the surprise revelation of Metroid Dread’s E3 (and maybe I got a little overly excited during that incredible trailer), I just want it all. the lot were more readily available on the current culture of Nintendo consoles to save me from digging around my absolute messes of an attic.
Have a good Sunday whatever you are or play!
Kate Gray, staff writer
This week I played A TONE of The House In Fairy Morgana, and here’s a sneak preview: I had one of the eight endings. I think it’s one of the “you miss” finals, though, so there’s a lot more game to go through.
I also played Subnautica for the first time, after being scared when he launched the first time because all the fish tried to eat me, and it was pretty bloody. Apart from, Chicory! I really hope Chicory comes to Change someday!
Zion Grassl, video producer
After about 35 hours with the Mario-esque Paper Fairytale Bug, I finally finished their last chapter earlier this week. So I was pumped enough to get out of my slump this weekend and pick something new to play, but with the way E3 affected my heart, I’m pretty sure I’ve added more games to the stack. With the announcement and all the battles around Metroid Dread, I thought it was finally time to give this series a shot!
Luckily I already have Metroid: Samus Back on my shame stack, and I haven’t played many of the other Metroid 2D games (his, right?), So obviously I have to start with Zero Mission. I started it the other day and made decent progress. However, I found out the hard way that the spare battery in my cartridge is dead, so I keep my GBA SP inserted until Mother Brain bites the bullet!
As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to leave a comment below with your game choices in the coming days …