What are you playing this weekend? (September 3)

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In the week that brought us the results of Splatoon 3’s first Splatfest, we’ve been busy with plenty of great gameplay content here on Nintendo Life. September is now upon us, which not only means we’re gearing up for a full barrage of new game titles coming to our consoles over the next few weeks, but also (as it has to happen) we’ve started talking about anything related to Nintendo Direct, with rumors already circulating.

For those of you looking for something new to kick off September, we’ve got our hands on a wide range of recent titles, including ANNO: Mutationem, Ooblets, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (come on, we couldn’t not make a larger trio even if we tried). Elsewhere on Nintendo Life this week, we tracked cryptic clues in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, ranked each game’s Pokédex, and poked our tongues out as we compiled a list of the toughest games on Switch.

All of which means we’re ready for a relaxed gaming weekend. Here, a collection of our writers tell us about their Downtime game plans and we’d love to hear yours too! Just drop us a comment below to let us know what you’ll be playing!

Jim Norman, writer

What can I say, my WiFi still is not functional, which means that this weekend will again be one of the new uploads. That being said, it gave me the chance to dive back into my games that I’ve been sitting on for a while.

This weekend I’ll be playing more Moonlighter – a wonderful little roguelite that I’ve loved so far. And while I’m in a nostalgic mood I could just load up the DS and continue with my reading of Professor Layton – I believe I’m next on Professor Layton and the Specter’s Call, which was one of my favorites last time I played it so I’m glad to be enigmatic again.

Alana Hagues, Writer

Well, September seems like a quiet month, doesn’t it? *sweat*

This weekend is going to be a bit of a disaster in the south, so to brighten things up, I’m going to check out the ANNO: Mutationem demo on the eShop. I’ve already mentioned that I’m a bit of a fan of the pixel art visuals here, and that’s ANNO’s big draw for me.

But mostly I’m going to give my Switch a break. My eyes turned to Sam Barlow’s latest game, Immortality, on Xbox Game Pass. The critical buzz surrounding this has me very curious. I don’t know, so we’re going completely blind – a rarity these days! I’ve also heard stellar things about Tinykin, which seems to be a mix of Paper Mario and Pikmin. That one is on Switch, but I’ll give it a whirl on my little S series.

Kate Gray, Editor

I’m in London this weekend, which means… well, that means I’ll be playing Dungeons & Dragons IN PERSON with my online D&D group for the first time in about 6 years. I’m almost at the end of 13 Sentinels, though – if anyone has been tracking my extremely slow progress – but I don’t think I’ll finish it this weekend. I think I have to look for a plot explainer first!

Other than that, I also have my 3DS with me. Maybe it’s time for a rerun of Ace Attorney or Fantasy Life…?

Ollie Reynolds, Editor

There won’t be many games for me this weekend, but I plan to continue playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc whenever I can. I played the first game several times, but never really experienced the sequels properly. I want to finish the first game before moving on, so hopefully I can get a good chunk out of it before the end of the week.

Elsewhere, I played a bit of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty on Series X (yes, before rumors of a new remaster), so I’ll probably spend another hour on that if I can. I love this game so much; it’s one of my all-time favorites, and I can’t wait to see if it comes to the Switch!


As always, thanks for reading! Be sure to leave us a comment below with your weekend game plans!

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