Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (February 22nd)

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Hello one and all, and welcome to yet another weekend. This week has seen more info on the future of the Super Smash Bros. series, Animal Crossing in-game purchase shenanigans, and the surprise launch of a new Switch FPS game, but now it’s finally time for us to take a breath and relax.

Members of Team Nintendo Life have shared our plans down below, and we’d love for you to get involved via our poll and comment sections. Enjoy!

Ryan Craddock, staff writer

With March just around the corner, I already have my pre-orders in for both Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s about to be an absolute cuteness overload on the Switch front, so I’m actually spending these next couple of weeks getting prepared by playing something that’s the complete opposite.

I’ve been revisiting The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 over the last few days – sacrilege on this site, I know – in preparation for the sequel coming out in a few months’ time. I’m hoping that after all the blood, zombies, swearing, and shooty-shooty bang-bangs, I’ll be even more appreciative of the colour and charm from the two titles mentioned above. Is it weird that I love all three of these entirely different series?

Ollie Reynolds, reviewer

I’ve not yet seen the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, but just witnessing the sheer hype around it has got me booting up the wonderful Sonic Mania again. I still find it staggering just how darn good this game is! I’ve also picked up the Sega Ages release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, so hopefully I’ll get around to giving that a go, too.

I’m also still spending some time with Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but after the recent Nintendo Direct, it feels oddly lacking… Why can’t I alter the terrain?!

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

Homestretch on DAEMON X MACHINA. I wonder if the world will end… Also SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays completion rate is at a staggering 67% high! Still need to research several mobile suits. Hopefully I can also sneak in a bite at Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold but I need to wrap up some musical work before the weekend ends.

My game of the week is – to the surprise of no one – Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle. We have met many times before but this marks the first time we have official translations for several of Kunio’s finest Famicom outings. “Barf” indeed!

Gavin Lane, staff writer

Having started Hyper Light Drifter last weekend, any stolen hours I can manage this Saturday and Sunday will be spent playing that. The game didn’t grab me immediately, but after 30 minutes or so I got into its groove and I’m looking forward to ticking it off. Once that is done my latest acquisition awaits: The Witcher 3. I hear it’s pretty good? After seeing the improvements that the latest update brought to the table, I decided to nab it in the eShop sale and I’m very much looking forward to spending several uninterrupted hours in its company.

As always, thanks for reading! Make sure to leave a vote in the poll above and a comment below with your gaming choices over the next few days…

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