As far as action role-playing games are concerned Xenoblade Chronicles 2 was one of the hottest titles for the Nintendo Switch back in 2018. While the JRPG was seen in positive following its release back in December 2017 there are some people who are genuinely shocked by the fact that Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will soon be experiencing a price drop at Target . In fact a Twitter user by the name of Wario64 had leaked a flyer from Target that has Xenoblade Chronicles 2 priced only for $19.99. Of course what you see on the Target flyer below are prices for various video games due to an upcoming sale the company has which could possibly mean that they are not permanent.
However, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has been available in electronic retailers such as GameStop, Best Buy and Target for over a year now so the price value of the game itself would still definitely decrease from $49.99 regardless. If anything the price that Target has Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for in relation to its sales would be considered a steal for those who decide to capitalize on it.
When we think about some of the greatest crossover fighting video games from the 90’s decade one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is X-Men vs Street Fighter. After X-Men vs Street Fighter appeared in arcade centers during the later part of 1996 many people were blown away by the Capcom’s game especially since it seemed like something that nobody expected at the time. It was no secret that the Street Fighter series was extremely popular following the initial release of SF II back in ’91. Also, X-Men has seemed like it was just as popular as the Street Fighter series considering how successful the 1992 animated series had become along with the series of video games we got to see during the early to mid 90’s.
We got see games such as X-Men Arcade (1992), X-Men Mutant Apocalypse (1994) along with X-Men: Children Of The Atom (1994) which were considered to be very good games prior to the release of X-Men vs Street Fighter in ’96. While Street Fighter Alpha 2 which also came out in ’96 was considered to be one of the best fighting games of that year X-Men vs Street Fighter took the gameplay to whole another level. X-Men vs Street Fighter had characters such as Ryu, Wolverine, Ken, Cyclops, Storm, Chun-Li, Rouge, Magento, Gambit, Cammy White, M. Bison along with having Apocalypse as a boss character. X-Men vs Street Fighter was probably one of the first major crossover fighting games that the gaming world had seen at the time and it eventually lead to the creation of the Marvel vs Capcom series which began back in 1999.
The arcade & Sega Saturn versions of X-Men Street Fighter were considered to be masterpieces the PS1 port that came out in ’98 was generally criticized due to the limitations of 32-bit console. While the PS1 version of X-Men vs Street Fighter had a crossover mode players were limited to mirror matches which ultimately ended up detracting from the overall quality of the game itself. Despite, the inferiority if the PS1 version of X-Men vs Street Fighter the arcade version was great. Players could perform special attacks, double team special attacks and numerous partner assists throughout each battle until there was one team left standing. As an arcade classic X-Men vs Street Fighter will never get old to retro gamers who were huge fans of 2D fighting games during the mid to late 90’s.
We are less than two weeks away from the release of Mortal Kombat XI for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows which takes place on April 23th. Mortal Kombat XI is a game that the world has been waiting to see since its predecessor Mortal Kombat X was released back in 2015. This game is expected to be more violent and gorier than any of the previous installments that we have seen in the past and has pretty solid roster of characters for players to choose from. There are many classic characters such as Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Shao-Kahn returning in Mortal Kombat XI along with those who were in MKX such as Cassie Cage, D’Vorah, Erron Black and others.
One of the many characters that people are looking for to includes Dark Raiden along with the respective debuts of Geras, The Kollector, Cetrion and the main antagonist known as Kronika. Since its release back in April 2015 Mortal Kombat X had managed to sell at least 5 million copies worldwide and was considered to be the best fighting game of that year by multiple gaming entities such as IGN and Game Informer. As far as whether or not Mortal Kombat XI will surpass its predecessor in sales is something that is hard to predict right now. However, ever since Mortal Kombat XI was first announced back in December 2018 the game has received a ton of mainstream attention and has the potential to be the best fighting game of 2019.
As many people know Virtual Reality features that involves the Nintendo Labo VR will be coming soon to the Nintendo Switch and there are so many people who are excited to see what it has to offer. We recently just learned that Super Mario Odessey will now include a Theatre Mode were players will be able to what the intro of the game more in-depth. Also, the new Theater Mode will also allow players to rewatch the cutscenes of Super Mario Odessey after completing certain parts of the game which makes this 3D platformer even more appealing than it was following its initial release back in 2017. The Theater Mode for Super Mario Odessey will be available after the Labo VR update for the Nintendo Switch takes place on April 24th.
It should be noted that Super Mario Odessey will be the first game in the Mario series to have Virtual Reality features in general. While there are many people who wished for Nintendo to have more extensive gameplay for Super Mario Odessey this is the company’s first time utilizing Virtual Reality. Hopefully, we will get Virtual Reality features for titles such as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe & Super Mario Party in the future in relation to the Nintendo Labo VR.
As many people already know Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to appear on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch this upcoming summer on July 26th. While Wolfenstein: Youngblood is quite possibly one of the most anticipated first-person shooter games of 2019 and we have recently just learned that it will not be receiving a physical release for the Nintendo Switch. Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been confirmed for a digital only release for the Switch console which is something that is actually more convenient for owners of the hybrid console in the long run. Also, its a well known fact that third-party games are not as popular for the Switch console as games such as Super Mario Odessey, Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and others.
In fact, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Wolfenstein: Youngblood are probably going to sell more than the Switch port of the game. Either way, Wolfenstein: Youngblood will definitely be a success following its upcoming release and the fact that we are even getting a Switch port of the first-person shooter game is cool considering the fact that we do not have too many titles of the genre on that console.
Mortal Kombat 11 looks like it’s shaping up to be one of the best fighting games of 2019 and many people are excited for its upcoming release on April 23th. Not too long ago it was revealed that The Kollector was going to be added to MK 11 as a brand new character along with the likes of Cetrion, Geras and the main antagonist Kronika. As far as older characters from the MK series is concerned we just learned that Kitana will also return in Mortal Kombat XI as a playable character. Kitana is a 10,000 year old Edenian warrior has been a part of the MK series since 1993 when she made her debut in Mortal Kombat II.
For the most part Kitana has been considered to be a heroic character throughout MK series up until Mortal Kombat X which came out back in 2015. Ever since Mortal Kombat X Kitana has been a villainess who rules the Netherrealm alongside Liu Kang after being killed in Mortal Kombat IX and resurrected by Quan-Chi. Kitana is now a evil revenant of her former incarnation and is still a character that many people are still quite fond of despite her alignment with the Netherealm. The roster for MK11 looks very impressive along with the gameplay which is bloodier and gorier than the last two installments in the Mortal Kombat series.
We are about two weeks away from the highly anticipated release of Mortal Kombat 11 which is set to appear on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and the Nintendo Switch on April 23th. With a star studded roster of characters such as Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Raiden, Shaw Kahn, Kitana, Jonny Cage Cassie Cage, D’Vora, Erron Black and many others there are also new characters as Geras, Cetrion along with the Kollector who has been recently been added to MK11. Based on what we know the Kollector is a character that has a similar body type as Goro and is considered to be a loyalist to Outworld. The Kollector has a materialistic personality and is obsessed with retaining is wealth while destroying anyone who attempts to get in his way.
The Kollector is considered to be the third new character of MK11 and based on his reveal trailer he seems like a force to be reckoned with. Adding a new monster character in MK11 definitely compensates for the fact that Goro or Motaro will not be in the game and puts more spotlight on the Kollector overall. Mortal Kombat 11 looks like its shaping up to be the best fighting game of the year and new characters along with a new story and superb gameplay and graphics it definitely has the potential to sell more than Mortal Kombat X.