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Why Splatoon 3 wasn't quite an Essential but still splats

Plus: A Plague Tale: Requiem, a Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, and more.

Take a break with a quick recap of the things you missed on Eurogamer last week, plus a little more discussion of them. It's the Weekly podcast show.

Joining me today are returning-from-holiday editor-in-chief Martin Robinson, who tells us all about Splatoon 3, which he just reviewed. Why didn't he give it an Essential like all the other Nintendo games he reviews, hmm? With the help of news reporter Victoria Kennedy, we put him on the spot.

Elsewhere, I talk about A Plague Tale: Requiem, which I played a healthy chunk of and have reservations about, though I'm still looking forward to it coming out next month. And we think about going back to Cyberpunk 2077 for new story expansion Phantom Liberty, which, if The Witcher 3 expansion Blood and Wine is anything to go by, ought to be good.

Welcome back, Martin! And thank you for your wonderful introduction about a sausage roll.

All that plus an excited look ahead at the weekend's notable events [which have now come to pass - Weekly is recorded on a Thursday]: the Disney and Marvel showcase, which should [and did] feature Amy Hennig's new Marvel game about Captain America and Black Panther; and then on Sunday, the big Ubisoft bonanza, where we learned about the future of Assassin's Creed - which included the upcoming Baghdad-set game Assassin's Creed: Mirage, a further-off fuedal Japan-set Assassin's Creed: Project Red, and the Witchcraft-themed Assassin's Creed: Proejct Hexe, which is even further off than that. And there's a China-based Assassin's Creed game for mobile, too.

Don't worry if you can't quite keep up with all that, as there's going to be a separate Newscast gobbling up all the news from the Ubisoft Forward event, led by deputy editor Tom Phillips who went to France to be a part of it all

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Bertie is a long-time writer and now podcaster for Eurogamer. He loves telling a story and listening to them.

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