Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? (June 19th)

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E3 2024 is finally over, and we’re still digesting the ins-and-outs of all the announcements. Nintendo’s Direct presentation offered a little something for everyone, from the return of smaller-scale fan favourites to fresh peeks at Breath of the Wild 2 (no proper title yet, though), not to mention A NEW 2D METROID COMPLETELY OUT OF THE BLUE! Good times.

It’s now time to unwind a little and discuss our weekend gaming plans. A few members of the Nintendo Life team have done just that below, so feel free to give our entries a read and then join in with your own via our comment section. Enjoy!

Editor’s note: Don’t like Metroid? Bit of a washout for you this week, I’m afraid. Sorry!…

Ryan Craddock, news editor

With all the Metroid Dread hype going around – especially within the Nintendo Life team’s online chats – a few of us have realised we’d like nothing more than to revisit Metroid 1 through 4 to get ready for the big release later this year.

As such, I’m hoping to get some time with the original Metroid this weekend and will be cracking out the trusty NES Classic to do just that. I’ve never played it before and fear that it’ll crush me, so part of me wishes I had a copy of its GBA remake, Zero Mission, to give me a more gentle experience. Still, I’m looking forward to finally giving the series a fair shake!

Thomas Whitehead, deputy editor

I barely played any games over the past week, for obvious reasons, so I plan to return to Golf Story again. It’s charming, funny and extremely chilled out to play. I’m also going to pick up FAR: Lone Sails in the sale; I’ve been meaning to play it and the excellent E3 reveal of its upcoming sequel was a timely reminder.

As for whizz-bang 4K gaming I’ll try again to go back to Resident Evil: Village. It’s also possible I’ll get out the Wii U for some Metroid: Zero Mission; yes, like many others I’m planning a ‘lore run’ through the games, albeit the best version of each game.

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