Upcoming Switch Games- The World Ends With You: (2018)

When it comes down to game systems of the 2000’s there is no doubt that the Nintendo DS was one of the biggest and best selling consoles of that decades. We also got the chance to see many cool games such as The World Ends With You which was initially released for the Nintendo DS back in July 2007. Since its release for the Nintendo DS The World Ends With You have received positive reviews from various gaming publications such as GameSpot, Game Revolution, IGN and many others. Ever since its release fans of the game has been hoping for some type of re-release the Nintendo 3DS for most of the 10’s decade.

But there is no doubt whatsoever that this action role playing game developed by Square Enix and Jupiter will shine more on the Nintendo Switch seeing how popular the console has become since its release in March 2017. However, it will be interesting to see how the gameplay for The World Ends With You will translate on the Nintendo Switch since the combat system in the original version relied on both touchscreens for the Nintendo DS. For those who are interested in purchasing the Switch port of The World Ends With You it will be available sometime in late 2018.


Upcoming Games- State of Mind: (2018)

There are so many upcoming games that everyone is looking forward to as we get closer to 2019. For those who are fans of the action adventure genre of gaming you will be happy to know that Daedalic Entertainment will be releasing a title called State of Mind next month on August 15th. State of Mind will be available for multiple game consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. This game has an interesting concept that focuses on a theory that humans have the ability to evolve beyond their mental and physical limitations.

The game also has an interesting plot where people will play as a journalist Richard Nolan in trying to find answers in regards to society. After losing his wife and child while is memory starts to fade away he discovers that humans are starting to become filled with drones and androids which sound like a good science fiction story in this upcoming action adventure title. It will be interesting to see how fans and critics react to State of Mind following its multi-platform release next month.

Upcoming Games- RPG Maker MV: (2019)

It looks like 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for the gaming world in general. Along with the upcoming releases of highly anticipated games such as Kingdom Hearts III, Cyperpunk 2077 and Shemune III it has been revealed that RPG Maker MV will eventually be released for the PlayStation 4 along with the Nintendo Switch in 2019. As some might know RPG Maker was developed by the Kakokawa Corporation & Yoji Ojima and was initially released back in late 2015 where could access the game on Steam. A few years ago RPG Maker NV looked very impressive and for those are fans of old school 2D RPG games this a a title worth checking out.

Also, for those who are innovative and have always dreamed on being a video game developer RPG Maker MV is a great software program to bring your creativity to life. There is no doubt that RPG Maker MV is going to be a title that will catch the attention of those who have plan of being a video game developer in the future.

Upcoming PS4 Games- Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise: (2018)

There are so many games that people looking forward to seeing during the second half of 2018 going into next year. With games such as Kingdom Hearts III, Cyperpunk 2077, Shenume III, Jump Force and others being big titles at E3 2018 for highly anticipated releases next year there are games such as The Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise that has seemingly been overshadowed. For those who do not know Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is a game developed by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega which was released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in Japan during February 2018.

This third person action adventure game is expected to appear in America this Fall on October 2nd. The cool thing about this upcoming Fist of the North Star game is that it will include beat em up gameplay along with mini games involving racing, bartending, etc. Players will be able to control the main protagonist Kenshiro as he searches for his kidnapped fiancée in a alternate timeline involving post-apocalyptic Earth setting. For those who have been fans of the Fist of the North Star series since the 80’s this an action adventure game worth checking out for the PlayStation 4 this upcoming Fall.

Upcoming Releases- Shenmue 1 & 2: (2018)

There are so many games that people are waiting to see released on consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One going into next year. As we learned not too long ago Shenmue III which was scheduled to be released in 2018 has been pushed back to 2019 which many people were disappointed to hear about. But on the bright side we will get to see HD re-releases if Shenmue I & II for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and and PC this August. For those who are fans of the Shenmue series back in the late 90’s early 00’s you will have a chance to enjoy remastered versions of both games before the highly anticipated Shenmue III hits the stores next year.

There is no doubt that Shenmue I & II are two of the best non-Sonic games that Sega has ever produced. Also, as action-adventure role-playing games Shenmue 1 & 2 are both considered to be legendary by many retro gamers in general for their storylines and high replay values. There is no doubt that HD remakes for Shenmue I & II were long overdue and everyone will have a chance to enjoy them both on the PS4 on August 21st.

Upcoming Switch Games- Super Destronaut DX: (2018)

There are many interesting games to look forward this month for the Nintendo Switch. For those who are into retro themed arcade titles Super Destronaut DX is a upcoming title to look forward to. Super Destronaut DX is a 2 player retro themed shooter game that will be developed by Petite Games and published by Ratalaika Games with various different game modes for players to enjoy. Super Destronaut DX will reportedly have various game modes such as Time Attack, Hardcore and Classic Mode that players can choose from.

Also, Super Destronaut DX will provide players with access to online leaderboards and will include up to 30 different challenges for them to complete. A game such as Super Destronaut DX is perfect for a console such as the Nintendo Switch especially since retro themed video games seem to standout more on the hybrid game system. For those who want to own Super Destronaut DX for the Nintendo Switch the anticipated release date for this retro arcade styled video is July 13. It will be interesting to see how well Super Destronaut DX will do in terms of sales following its release this Friday.

Could Final Fantasy Tactics Advance worked for GameCube during the 00’s?

When we think about popular JRPG titles of the early 00’s one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Not only was Final Fantasy Tactics Advance one of the most popular tactical role playing games for the Game Boy Advance but it also managed to sell at less one million units worldwide on the handheld console as well. Seeing how big Final Fantasy Tactics Advance was on the Game Boy Advance there are some who wonder if this game could have had the same level of success if it was ported for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003.

On one hand the original Final Fantasy Tactics game was very successful in the PS1 following its release back in the late 90’s. But seeing that the PS1 ended up being the most successful game console of the 90’s it does not come as a surprise to many people that the original Final Fantasy Tactics game surpassed the likes of Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together in terms of popularity. The Nintendo GameCube despite its success was not as popular as the PS1. In fact, the Game Boy Advance ended up selling more than the Nintendo GameCube did during the 00’s. While GameCube had only managed to sell over 21 million units worldwide the Game Boy Advance has reached over 81 million within ten years. In the long run it was better off to have a Final Fantasy Tactics game for the Game Boy Advance opposed to the Nintendo GameCube.