Whilst we eagerly await some of the biggest upcoming releases of the next few months, we'll be patiently tucking into a few old favourites this week. Let's jump in and explore the Games We're Playing this weekend.
Josh Moorcroft-Jones - I haven't particularly been near my Wii U of late, and I can't really see myself needing to until I finally get my hands on Mario Kart 8. With that in mind, I'll be heading onto my 3DS and tucking into some of my favourites. Firstly, I'll be jumping into Pokemon: Link Battle and continuing to battle on with that one, whilst also donating some more time to Yoshi's New Island. I'll be presenting my reviews for both of those titles very soon.
Furthermore, I'll be taking Goodbye Galaxy Games' Tappingo for another run, it's a nice little puzzler and the perfect little time waster. Other than that, I'll be granting alot of my time over to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It's a game that still continues to give me alot back and I'm really enjoying it.
Daniel Godfrey - It's going to be a very Wii U free weekend for me this weekend, since there are quite a few DS/3DS titles I want to play. Firstly is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; I started playing it again yesterday and I am loving it again! I might pick up the Wii U version on Saturday, but even if I do, that'll be the only Wii U game I play. Next up we have two Yoshi's Island games. I've obviously been playing Yoshi's New Island since its release last week, and that has also encouraged me to go back and play the original, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (that's the GBA Ambassador programme version, for those wondering how I could play it using the 3DS).
On the DS side of things, I've recently started Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations again in anticipation of next Friday's game; also known as the greatest game in the entire history of the universe. That's obviously Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright, for those wondering. And finally, I'll be playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, because it's Animal Crossing. And do you ever really stop playing it until the next one is released? I thought not.
Scott Everly - This weekend will be a busy one for me, but it is with real life responsibilities. So my gaming will be at a minimum. If I do have some time it will more than likely be on the handheld side; continuing to develop my Monster Hunting skills on the 3DS and working with my Animal Crossing: New Leaf town. I discovered the other day that I could take fruit and flowers from the Gardening Mini-Game on the Island and bring them back to my town and plant, so I may be hauling some exotic plants across the water. I hope Border Patrol doesn't give me a hassle. Hopefully Anna and I will be able to visit each others towns soon. I still need to catch Isabelle sleeping so I can get the Dream Suite in operation.
I was hoping to see progress on the new Star Wars Pinball tables and Pure Chess, but all is quiet on that front.
Bryan King - Nordic games was nice enough to put Darksiders II on sale this week. I'll definitely be downloading it, as I enjoyed it my first time around, and I've been wanting something substantial to play on my Wii U for a while now.
Other than that, I'll be checking out the Conception 2 demo that just hit the 3DS eShop, as I'm interested in reviewing the game closer to its release. I'm a huge Atlus fan, and I'm expecting this to be yet another awesome RPG of theirs. Even if it is a little...odd.
I think I might also dedicate some time to the town of "Goofeth" in New Leaf. I'm going to admit openly that I haven't spent more than probably seven hours in the game so far, due to a lot of personal obligations over the past year, but now it's time to get serious. Now, it's time to gather beetles, pay off my loans, and really get deep into the experience. I might also try to get some Pokémon Y time in as well.
Anna Williams - Obviously, this weekend, I'm going to be playing Animal Crossing. Thanks to the rest of the Nintendo Feed Team, I am now addicted to it. I'm mere bells away from paying off my second loan on my house - which means, after, I can finally start making my house look amazing! I've had my eye on Nook's housing additions for so long, and I can't wait to finally be able to purchase some and make my tiny, terrible little box into a castle! Forget being mayor, I want to live like a Queen! And my house must reflect it. I'm also looking forward to visiting the island, as I've never been there before and it'd be interesting to see what it has to offer - and to see old Tortimer again!
I'll also be having a go at The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. I bought the game a long while ago, but in the wake of Link Between Worlds and Ocarina of Time, it was harshly kicked aside to make room. The Wind Waker is by far my favourite of the Zelda franchise, so it'll be nice to follow along from that story in Spirit Tracks, and to get all nostalgic from the classic animation. Although, I do hear you have a "Navi" like fairy following you... Darn it...
Andrew Besemer - This weekend I have a couple of tough games to work through. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is really beating me down. The Mario platformers I've been playing as of late have really softened me up. Lives are actually a thing you have to pay attention to.
I'm also finally getting in to the heart of Bravely Default. I'm working my way through hard mode and it's no joke. Each boss is quite the puzzle. It's refreshing to play some games with bite, though. It's been far too long since I've had a challenge.
There we have our lovely lot this week. We want to know what games you'll be playing this week, give us a shout in the comments below and let us know.