For days now it seems like there has been rumors swirling around regarding the release of another Xbox game console in 2020. As of right now the expected name for the next Xbox game system is unknown but as of right now the codename that Microsoft currently has for it is entitled “Scarlett”. Its a bit surprising to many that we are most likely going to see another Xbox console soon especially since Microsoft had just released the Xbox One X back in November 2017. One of the things that stands out the most about Microsoft’s upcoming console is the fact that it will allow players to stream video games.
It seems like producing technology that supports video game streaming has been something that Microsoft has been planning since 2017. Seeing how Microsoft’s next console will place more emphasis on streaming games it make people wonder whether or not physical discs will be utilized for whatever the company decides to release within the next few years.
Ever since, last year we have been hearing a lot about Metroid Prime 4 appearing on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, Metroid Prime 4 might possibly be one of the most anticipated titles for the Nintendo Switch next to Bayonetta 3 which were both games that many people want led to hear more about at E3 2018. As much S many people want to see Metroid Prime 4 on the Nintendo Switch some argue that the game should be saved for the succeeding game system following the hybrid console. On one hand some would argue that it releasing Metroid Prime 4 on another game console following the Nintendo Switch would be ludicrous.
But on the other hand Nintendo had skipped over the N64 in order to release the original Metroid Prime game on the Nintendo GameCube. The brief hiatus that the Metroid series was on following the release of Super Metroid in 1993 in some ways added to the anticipation and popularity of the original Metroid Prime when it came out back in 2002. However, the Switch console is possibly the hottest game console that Nintendo has released in the 10’s decade period. The idea of not releasing Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Switch would simply be insane. Not to mention having Metroid Prime 4 on the Switch console is too good of a business decision for Nintendo to take a pass on.
There are so many big games that will be released for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming month in July 2018. If you are currently a owner of the Nintendo Switch who so happen to be into the RPG genre of gaming then you might find Titan Quest to be a game worth check out in the near future. For those who do not know Titan Quest was developed by Iron Lore Entertainment and originally released back in 2006 for Microsoft Windows and iOS and was recently ported for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One in March 2018. One of the many things that stop about about this game was the multiplayer mode and the graphics for this game despite the criticism Titan Quest had in relation to minor gameplay issues.
In Titan Quest players will be able to battle various types of monsters as the setting for the game takes place in Ancient Greece. Not only will players be able to customize their characters throughout the game but enjoy co-op online multiplayer gameplay that allows up to 6 players at time. Titan Quest is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch on July 31st and will most likely standout as one of the top Action RPG titles for that month in general.
When it comes down to underrated RPG’s from the PS1 that deserved a remake for either the PS3 or the PS4 Persona 2: Innocent Sin is one of the many games that comes to mind. It’s a bit of a shock that Persona 2: Innocent Sin never received an official remake seeing how popular the series is in general in countries like Japan and America. While Person 2: Innocent Sin was eventually ported to the PlayStation Portable back in 2011 many would argue that it made more sense to have it on the PlayStation 3.
The PS3 was a more popular game console back in the late 00’s and the early 10’s than the PlayStation Portable. However, around the early 10’s the Persona 4 series was very popular on the PS3 and could have easily overshadowed a Persona 2 remake. Some would argue that a remake of Persona 2 for the PS4 would be a great idea but it could easily be overshadowed by Persona 5 which is probably one of the best RPG titles of the 10’s decade. While Persona 2: Innocent Sin is an RPG classic that is worthy of an HD Remake for a console like the PS4 it seems unlikely right now that it will actually happen.
When it comes down to Action-RPG’s from the 00’s that deserved a direct sequel one of the many titles that comes to mind is Rouge Galaxy. Rouge Galaxy was originally released in Japan as a PS2 exclusive before it came out in North America during 2007. Since its release Rouge Galaxy was praised by publications such as Famitsu for being an outstanding RPG title. The detailed gaming mechanics along with the cel-shaded graphics for Rouge Galaxy added to the game’s appeasing an Action-RPG. While a direct sequel to Rouge Galaxy would be awesome there has been no talk about the video game developer Level-5 Inc or Sony being interesting in making a sequel of any type.
Its been at least 12 years since Rouge Galaxy came out on the PlayStation 2. Despite, not having the same level of popularity like games such as Kingdom Hearts II there is no doubt that Rouge Galaxy was worth of a direct sequel. Recently, Akihiro Hino one of the directors who worked on Rouge Galaxy has recently completed Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom which was released back in March 2018. Finding out his take on the possibility of a Rouge Galaxy 2 would definitely be interesting.
There is no question that Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was one of the most underrated tactical RPG titles of the 00’s. Since its initial release for the PlayStation 2 back in 2003 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness has been ported to other game consoles such as the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo Ds during the later part of the 00’s. Also, this game will be re-released as Disgaea 1: Complete for the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4 in October 2018. In terms on whether or not Disgaea: Hour of Darkness could have worked on GameCube back in the 00’s is debatable.
While it would have been cool to see a GameCube port of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness the tactical RPG genre of gaming generally seemed to stand out more on PlayStation consoles during the late 90’s and the early 00’s. Titles such as Tactics Orge and Final Fantasy Tactics really shined on the PS1 during the mid to late 90’s. Tactical RPG titles had also seemed to be more popular on handheld consoles such as Final Fantasy Advance for the Game Boy Advance or Final Fantasy A2 Tactics for the Nintendo DS. In theory, having Disgaea: Hour of Darkness on GameCube would have been awesome but it may have still paled in comparison to the PS2 port of the game.
As many people know Final Fantasy X was one of the most popular RPG’s of the 00’s. Since its initial release for the PlayStation 2 back in July 2001 Final Fantasy X has managed to sell at least 8 million worldwide foe the PlayStation 2. In fact, Final Fantasy X is considered to be within the top five of the best selling games for the PlayStation 2 in general. As popular as Final Fantasy X was for the PS2 there are many who wonder whether or not this game could have also been a huge success on the Nintendo GameCube as well.
In theory, Final Fantasy X could have definitely have ended being one of the best video games aside from the first party Mario titles on the Nintendo GameCube . However, the relationship between Nintendo and Square Enix was still a bit rocky during the early 00’s. Also, Square Enix was more interesting with doing business with Sony and Nintendo’s relationship with that company was not too good following the fallout both companies had back the 90’s.