As far as upcoming games in relation to this year is concerned there are so many titles that many people are looking forward to seeing on various different game consoles. For the Nintendo Switch one of the few video games that has recently been confirmed for a upcoming release this Spring is a futuristic racing title called Xenon Racer. For those who do not know Xenon Racer is a game developed by 3DClouds and published by SOEDESCO and the gameplay looks and resembles the likes of popular futuristic racing titles such as F-Zero and Fast RMX. The setting of Xenon Racer takes place in the near future of 2030 where racers compete against one another in a tournament using electric vehicles.
Xenon Racer is expected to appear on multiple game consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam and the Nintendo Switch in March 26th. As a racing game Xenon Racer has the potential to become one of the top games within its genre in relation to 2019. It will be interesting to see how much Xenon Racer sells following its release and whether or not it will surpass the likes of V-Rally 4 in popular this year.
As many people know Mario Kart 7 was a game that was released exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS back in 2011. Since its release Mario Kart 7 has been seen as one of the best games within its series and actually did surprisingly well in relation to sales. In fact Mario Kart 7 was the best selling game for the Nintendo 3DS and has managed to sell over 17 million copies worldwide since its release towards the start of the decade. If you walk in some stores line Best Buy you will see that the game is still available in retail which actually surprising to many pet especially considering the fact that the Nintendo 3DS is starting to lose its value due to the popularity of the Nintendo Switch.
While Mario Kart 7 was not quite as big as its 2014 successor Mario Kart 8 in relation to mainstream popularity its still considered to be one of the best racing games that Nintendo has made that was never released on a home based console. For those who have not played Mario Kart 7 the game is worth checking out and would be somewhat of an attraction in the year 2019.
There is no question that the Super Mario Bros series has been legendary since the NES days of the 80’s. Both Mario and Luigi are considered to be an iconic duo in relation to platform adventure games and things have been this way over 30 years now on Nintendo based game consoles. However, some wonder how different the Mario series could have ended up becoming if Luigi started off as a villain before joining his brother Mario. On one hand starting off as a villain could off helped Luigi’s popularity in major way. The idea of having Luigi as a video game boss in one of the first three Super Mario Bros titles would have been very interesting and would of made people look at him much differently then they currently do right now.
As it currently stands characters such as Yoshi are considered to be more popular than Luigi especially considering how many games there has been within the Yoshi series since the early 90’s. Also, Wario was more popular than Luigi at some point especially when he started off as the main villain for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins for Game Boy back in 1992. Wario was originally a villain before becoming a anti-hero and if Luigi had a similar role within the Super Mario Bros series it could of ended up making him a somewhat cooler than Mario who is often portrayed as a clean cut hero that rescues Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser. In theory, having Luigi as a short term villain who transitions into becoming an anti-hero who works alongside Mario could have worked but Nintendo never intended on making Luigi a more edgier character than his brother.
As many people know Master Blaster was among one of the NES that was recently announced for a release on the Nintendo Switch Online Shop on January 16th. Master Blaster will be available on the Nintendo Switch Online Shop alongside Zelda II: Adventure of Link another game that were released back in the 80’s. For those who do not Master Blaster was a run and gun platform title that was originally came out in 1988 and since then has spawned a series of sequels throughout the 90’s, 00’s and the 10’s decade on various different consoles.
Blaster Master for the NES was considered to be one of the best Metroidvania titles of time and is considered to be one the most memorable games late 80’s. There is no question that Master Blaster will definitely be an attraction on the Nintendo Switch Online Shop alongside Zelda II: Adventure of Link but we are still unsure about what the prices for both games are going to be.
As many people know it was confirmed back in 2018 that multiple Final Fantasy games were set to appear on the Nintendo Switch sometime this year. In fact Final Fantasy X/X-2 was one of those games that has been confirmed for this year and it has been recently revealed that its set to appear on the Nintendo Switch on April 16th. For those who do not know Final Fantasy X/X-2 are two popular RPG titles that appeared on the PlayStation 2 back in the early 00’s before the remastered versions of both games appeared on the PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4 between 2013-2015.
Back in the 00’s nobody ever thought that we were ever going to see Final Fantasy X/X-2 on a Nintendo console. This is especially exciting since the Nintendo Switch is definitely in need of more solid RPG’s and with Final Fantasy X/X-2 are titles that will probably become one of the big attractions on the hybrid console throughout 2019. It will be interesting to see how popular Final Fantasy X-X-2 becomes on the Nintendo Switch as we progress throughout 2019.
As many people know one of the most popular video games out right for the Nintendo Switch is Super Mario Odyssey . Since its release back in October 2017 Super Mario Odyssey has managed to sell over 10 million units worldwide and is considered to be one of Nintendo’s fastest selling games ever. The popularity and good reception of the Nintendo Switch was definitely a factor in the success of Super Mario Odyssey which makes some people wonder whether or not the game could have been just as successful if it were released for the Wii-U before it was discontinued back in early 2017. Since its availability in retail back in late 2012 the best selling game for the Wii-U was Mario Kart 8 which was released back in May 2014.
Mario Kart 8 has managed to sell over 8.4. million copies worldwide since its release and the best selling platform title on the Wii-U was Super Mario 3D World which reached over 5.8 million copies worldwide in sales since its release back in November 2013. The Wii-U was nowhere near as popular as the Switch is now and is possible that Super Mario Odessey would have ended up selling less than 10 million copies worldwide if it were available exclusively on Nintendo’s last generation console.
As many people may already know the SupaBoy S is retro based a game system that does not get talked about as much these dats as it should. For those who do not know the SupaBoy S is pretty much the 90’s version of the modern day Nintendo Switch but only with the 16-bit SNES. If a console like the SupaBoy S was released back in the early 90’s opposes to the original SNES game system that we got back in 1990 it could have been groundbreaking. In fact, if Nintendo made a game system like the SupaBoy S back in the early 90’s it could have definitely been more of an attraction than the Sega Genesis. But then again the development and release of the SupaBoy S would probably defeat the purpose of owning a Game Boy back the early 90’s.
What made Nintendo’s Game Boy system an attraction was the fact that it was a handheld console. As far as quality was concerned there was no question that Game Boy was inferior compared to the SNES and that also would have been the case with if SupaBoy S was released 28 years ago. The release of a SupaBoy S console back in the 90’s would probably be as popular as what we have right now in relation to the Nintendo Switch.