When it comes down to racing titles of the 00’s both F-Zero GX and Sonic Riders that caught the attention of most gamers besides the Gran Turismo series. F-Zero GX was the long awaited sequel of F-Zero X which was released for the N64 back in 1998. Ever since F-Zero GX was released for the Nintendo GameCube it was seen by fans and critics alike as arguably the best racing title for that console in 2003. F-Zero GX being seen as one of the best racing title of 2003 says a lot especially since Mario Kart: Double Dash was released a few months later for the Nintendo GameCube in November.
Sonic Riders in the other hand was released for multiple game consoles including PS2, GameCube and Xbox back in 2006. The story for Sonic Riders along with the graphics, gameplay and soundtrack was pretty cool. In the early 00’s nobody expected to see a game like Sonic Riders from Sega at the time which made it somewhat memorable. In terms of quality many would probably give F-Zero GX the slight edge over Sonic Riders as a racing game overall.
It has recently be confirmed by Sega that we are expected to see a new Sonic Racing game sometime in the near future. One of the more interesting things about this upcoming racing title is that it will not be a direct sequel of Sonic Sega All Stars which was released back in 2010. While Sonic Sega All Stars was a decent racing title this upcoming game seems to be different.
There was a video posted where you can hear an engine starting up with a glowing “R” which raises some questions. Some might wonder whether or not the glowing letter R was a reference to Sonic R which was released for the Sega Saturn back in 1997. If this upcoming Sonic Racing title is going to be similar to Sonic R then this is something that will definitely turn heads in the gaming. However, there is so much about the upcoming Sonic title which is still unknown that is most likely going to be revealed as we progress throughout 2018.
When it comes down to video games of 2018 there are so many titles that many people are looking forward to this upcoming year. For those who are fans of the Tomb Raider series they will be happy to know that in the Fall of 2018 an upcoming title called Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released for various game systems including Xbox One, PlayStation for Along with PC. As of right now the release date for the game is expected to be sometime in September of 2018.
The Shadow of Tomb Raider looks like it’s going to be one of the big titles in the series that the world has seen since the 2013 Tomb Raider which was critically acclaimed. Since the release of the Tomb Raider back in 2013 the game has managed to sell over 11 million units worldwide which is nothing short of outstanding. Also, it make many people wonder if Shadow of Tomb Raider could surpass the 2013 Tomb Raider game in terms of sales.
When it comes down to the gaming world both Mai Shiranui and Morrigan Aensland are considered to be two of the most popular female video game characters of the 90’s by many people. In terms of which character is more popular between the two generally varies among many people who were fans of the fighting genre of gaming back in the 90’s and even to this day. When Mai Shiranui had first made her appearance in Fatal Fury 2 she was seen as arguably the most popular character in the game. In fact, in terms of popularity Mai Shiranui was often seen as SNK version of Chun-Li.
Since Fatal Fury 2 Mai Shiranaui has made numerous appearances in the King of Fighters series since 1994 and had recently appeared in the latest game King of Fighter XIV. Aside from appearing on King of Fighters XIV back in the Summer of 2016 Mai Shiranui made an appearance in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round as a DLC guest character that same year due to her popularity in within the fighting genre of gaming. While King of Fighters XIV and Dead or Alive 5 Last Round are considered to be good fighting games they were not quite as popular as the Marvel vs Capcom series which Morrigan Aensland has been featured in since 1999.
Morrigan Aensland has been around since DarkStalkers Night Warriors was first released back in 1994. Since her appearance in the original DarkStalker game in the early 90’s Morrigan Aensland has been featured in a several high profile crossover titles such Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tatsunoko vs Capcom and more recently Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Along with being featured in numerous crossover titles involving Capcom she appeared in DarkStalkers: Resurrection a collection of the older 2D titles in the series which was praised by both fans of the series along with critics following its release back in the Spring of 2013. In terms of fighting titles many can easily argue that Morrigan has appeared in more high profile games than Mai Shiranui has over the past two decades. However, since Capcom has become more popular than SNK on a mainstream level in terms of gaming it only makes sense than Morrigan has appeared in bigger fighting titles than Mai Shiranui. In terms of which character is more popular overall really depends on whether your more of a Capcom or SNK fan.
It has been recently discovered through Nintendo Direct that one of the most well known MMORPG titles of the 10’s decade “Phantasy Star Online 2” will be ported for the Nintendo Switch in the near future. As it currently stands Phantasy Star Online 2 is expected to be released for the Nintendo Switch in Japan in April 2018. As of right now there is no release date regarding Phantasy Star Online 2 being released for the Nintendo Switch in America.
In fact, Phantasy Star Online 2 has remained an exclusive MMORPG title in Japan for various game systems including the PS4, PlayStation Vita along with Microsoft Windows. Even though, Phantasy Star Online 2 is likely to remain in Japan for the time being its most likely going to be one of the first major action MMORPG titles for the Nintendo Switch.
It has been recently reported that Diablo 3 one of the best action RPG’s of the 10’s decade will soon be ported for the Nintendo Switch in the future. This may come as a surprise to some people considering how old Diablo III. However, considering the fact that Diablo III has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide since May 2012 it would only make sense for Blizzard Entertainment to have the game ported for the Nintendo Switch.
As of right now there has not been much talk on whether or not the “Reaper of Souls” or the Necromancer expansion packs will be included in the Switch version of Diablo III or not. Either way, many people are happy to see that Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
As many people know Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was first released back in late of April 2017. Since it’s release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has turned out to be one of the best selling video games for the Nintendo Switch so far. Since it’s release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has managed to sell 7 million units worldwide within a year. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is most likely going to be the most popular racing title for the Nintendo Switch until we see a sequel for the game.
Seeing how successful the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been so far some wonder how much the game will sell before the start of 2019. If Mario Kart 8 Deluxe can sell over 15 million units before 2019 that would be impressive feat. However, there is always a chance that we can get another Mario Kart game before then.