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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (November 28th)

Switch Hyrule Warriors Age Of Calamity

Another long week has now been and gone, with huge Nintendo eShop sales across Europe and North America, an internet-melting Pokémon character voice reveal, and even more bad news for Mario on 31st March next year.

With the weekend now finally upon us, though, it’s time to discuss our weekend gaming plans. Members of Nintendo Life have done just that, and we’d love for you to join in via our comment section below. Enjoy!

Ollie Reynolds, reviewer

Hello all! It’s getting a bit chilly outside now, so this weekend I’ll be cosying up with a couple of games from my backlog. Chiefly, I’m restarting Luigi’s Mansion 3 from scratch (look, I’m just not ready for it to be Christmas yet; my brain still thinks it’s Halloween) and I genuinely can’t wait to get back into it.

With the news of an incoming sequel to The World Ends With You, I’ve also decided to give the Switch version another shot. I can definitely see why it’s so beloved, but it never quite sunk its hooks into me; we’ll see how it goes this time!

Gavin Lane, features editor

I’m looking to chill the beans right down after giving Calamity Ganon’s evil hordes a thrashing over the past couple of weeks. In fact, I may well return to Breath of the Wild for an altogether more sedate trip to Hyrule. I fired it up recently for work and was surprised at just how great BOTW still looks in this age of 4Ks and umpteen teraflops. Beautiful game.

Otherwise, I should really get back to my Animal Crossing island and I’d love to carry on with Control. Whatever happens, my absolute priority this week is to avoid the Cyber Deals sale at all costs. I’m a sucker for a deal, but it’s not much of a deal if you never get around to playing the game, is it?

Gonçalo Lopes, contributing writer

What a strange Wiiware coincidence. I was planning to take a trip back to the BIT.TRIP series but might hold off until their re-release on Switch this very Christmas. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Dark Lord and Jett Rocket will suffice. On the Switch front progress continues in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Hardcore Mecha, the charming puzzler platformer QV and the extremely “zentitude” of The Alto Collection.

My game of the week – no, of all time – is (despite these old reflexes showing the damage of age) F-ZERO GX. I knew I shouldn’t have put the disc in the Wii tray because now every other current-gen game looks slow and bland in comparison.

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

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