When it comes down to the fighting genre of gaming the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat series are considered to be legendary in the world of gaming. When it comes down to femme fatales of both fighting series Juri Han along with Milenna are two characters that instantly comes to mind to most people who are fans of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.
When it comes down to the MK series Milenna has been around since Mortal Kombat II which was released back in 1993. Most people know how big the Mortal Kombat series was back in the early 90’s since that time period was arguably its peak in terms of popularity. Milenna who is basically a clone of Kitana was a character that many are familiar with because she appeared in the series back when the fighting genre of gaming arguably at its peak in terms of of popularity. Also, as a villainess she had somewhat of a cultural impact within the fighting genre of gaming over the past two decades.
Juri Han who was introduced in the Super Street Fighter V back in 2010 was considered to be one of the most popular female characters within the fighting genre of gaming back in the early 10’s. In fact, some would argue that she rivaled Chun-Li and Cammy White in terms of popularity during the early 10’s. Comparing Juri Han to MK’s Milenna is quite interesting but also hard for some to choose one over the other. In terms of which character is more popular between Juri Han and Milenna really depends if your more of a Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat fan. However, since Milenna has been around since the early 90’s most people would probably give her the slight edge Juri in terms of popularity.
It has been recently announced that Runbow a platform racing title that was released for the Wii-U is expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch in April 2018. Not only is Runbow expected to appear on the Nintendo Switch soon but the developers 13AM also plan to have the game ported for the PS4 as well. Some might find it strange that Runbow was ported for the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS last year before the PS4 and the Nintendo Switch.
But as of right now there is no denying that the Nintendo Switch and the PS4 are two of the top consoles in the gaming right now. For those who enjoy online multiplayer modes Runbow is a game that will players will definitely get into especially for the Nintendo Switch since up to 8 players can join. Runbow is definitely a title that Switch owners should be on the lookout for especially if they never had a chance to play it for the Wii-U.
As many people know Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds was one of the biggest crossover fighting titles of the early 10’s. Since the release of Marvel vs Capcom 3 back in Spring 2011 the game had managed to sell over 2 million copies within two months and considered to be a household name within the fighting genre. There were so many characters such as Wolverine, Deadpool, Storm, Phoenix, Magneto along with others who made Marvel vs Capcom 3 seem more interesting than Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Even though, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has better gameplay with the inclusion of the Infinity Stones some would argue that Capcom took a step backwards with the two on two battles opposed to three on three which was used in the prequel.
Even though, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite only had two on two gameplay the inclusion of a story mode arguably made up for other aspects of the game such as roster depth along with three on three battles which was included in titles such as Dragon Ball FighterZ. But ever since Marvel vs. Capcom was released back in September 2017 the game has already managed to sell at one million units worldwide. Maybe in about a year from now the sales for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite can increase over time to 2 or 3 million units sold. However, in terms of initial success there are some people who are willing to give Marvel vs. Capcom 3 the slight edge over Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite in terms of success.
When it comes down to Zelda titles of the 10’s A Link Between Worlds was probably one of the best games that the world has ever seen for the Nintendo Switch. Ever since The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was released for the Nintendo 3DS back in November 2013 the game exceeded the expectations of many people in terms of sales shortly after its release. Within the first few months Zelda: A Link Between Worlds had reportedly managed to sell over 2.5 millions units worldwide and was praised by fans and critics alike.
As successful as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was on the Nintendo 3DS was in the early to mid part of the 10’s it definitely one of those games that deserves to be ported for the Switch console. Despite, the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being the latest and most popular game in the series A Link Between Worlds in the Switch is something that many people would definitely be interested in seeing.
There are countless upcoming titles that the gaming world is waiting to see in 2018. However, there has not been to much talk about titles that are expected to be released in 2019. As of right now one of the top games that is expected to be released in 2019 is an SNES themed action RPG title called Hazelnut Bastille developed by Aloft Studio. Based on reports going around online Hazelnut Bastille is expected to be released somewhere near Q3 or Q4 of 2019.
The most impressive thing about Hazelnut Bastille is the visuals because it’s reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. Also, it has been confirmed that the composer of the legendary Secret of Mana game Hirohito Kikuta will be involved in the development process of this upcoming JRPG. Seeing Hazelnut Bastille on the Nintendo Switch great considering the fact that retro based 2D titles seem to stand out more on the hybrid console opposed to the PS4 or Xbox One.
It was recently announced that V-Rally will be released for multiple game consoles including the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC in September 2018. The news regarding the announcement of V-Rally is something that may come as a surprise to many people considering the fact that prequel entitled V-Rally 3 came out back in 2002 for game systems such as the PS2, GameCube and Xbox.
The are some cool features that people will be able to enjoy in V-Rally 4 including the online and career modes. Also, players will be able to race on various tracks around world in countries such as Japan, Africa and many other places. The V-Rally series has been around since 1997 and there are many retro gamers who were past fans of the older titles are most likely going to enjoy this upcoming racing game in Fall 2018.
When it comes down to JRPG titles of 2017 one of the many Nintendo 3DS titles that stands out among many is Alliance Alive. In fact when Alliance Alive was first released back in June 2017 it was just as popular in Japan as the “Arms” game was for the Nintendo Switch during that same month.
Since its release Alliance Alive has managed to sell at least 30K units in Japan which is not bad for a JRPG title. The Alliance Alive could possibly do better in sales if the game is ported for the Nintendo Switch considering the fact that more people prefer it has a handheld console over the 3DS nowadays. While having the Alliance Alive would be cool it’s unclear whether or not the developer Cattle Call has any plans on bringing this JRPG title to the Switch console in the future.