As far as upcoming releases are concerned one of the few titles to be on the lookout for in relation to the Nintendo Switch is a rhythm-action game developed by PeroPeroGames and published by X.D. Network Inc entitled Muse Dash. For those who do not know Muse Dash was originally released this past year back in June 2018 and is considered to be a pretty unique game. Muse Dash presents players with at least 80 different songs from various genres including J-Pop, Trance and Pop and gives them the option of playing with three anime heroine while fighting off various enemies and bosses throughout the game. The cool thing about this side scrolling rhythm-action game is that the music players select affects the gameplay in Muse Dash since each genre has their own set of challenges they have to contend with.
Muse Dash also presents players with beat-based enemy attacks and timed dodges which is something special especially since it blends the action & rhythm genres together very well. The controls for Muse Dash will be very basic on the Nintendo Switch players will only have to rely on two buttons making this upcoming 2D rhythm-action title something worth checking out this upcoming summer.
For years now many gamers have wondered whether or not Sony was finished with backwards compatibility in relation to their game consoles. Even though, the PS4 did not have backwards compatibility with older generation games for the PS3 it was still a huge success and ended up becoming the best selling game console of the 10’s decade. While it seems like Sony does not need backwards compatibility they are bringing at back for the PS5 which has many people excited. There are too many PS4 titles such as God Of War, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn and others that people still enjoy and not having backwards compatibility for the PS5 would probably be a mistake.
In addition, to backwards compatibility it has been revealed Sony representatives that the PlayStation 5 will also include features such as split-second loading times along with processing power which will be amplified by “ray tracking” in a recent article published by Wired. The new features that will be included with the PS5 along with the upcoming release of the PSVR 2 is something that people really looking forward to. However, we are still waiting for an official release date for the PlayStation 5 which is something that Sony will hopefully reveal before the end of 2019.
As many people know people will be able to utilize Nintendo’s new Labo VR Kit for games such as Super Mario Odessey along with The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild which is something that many people are very excited about. Ever since the announcement regarding Virtual Reality features for Mario & Zelda were made there has been a lot of speculation on what other games will follow in the future. As far as top titles for the Nintendo Switch is concerned it seems like Splatoon 2 has managed to become arguably the most popular third person shooter game for that console since its initial release back in July 2017. To not have Splatoon 2 support Virtual Reality gameplay would be a huge mistake in the eyes of some people especially considering how popular third person shooter games have been during the 10’s decade.
While third person shooter games are usually considered to be for adults Splatoon 2 is definitely a family friendly game and having Virtual Reality features will definitely make it more of an attraction than it was over a year ago. While its possible that Nintendo may allow Virtual Reality gameplay for Splatoon 2 in future there has been no hints or clues about it becoming a reality in the future. But if there were top Switch games that deserved Virtual Reality gameplay Splatoon 2 would be on the top of many people’s list.
As far as Fall 2019 is concerned almost everyone within the gaming world is talking about Apple Arcade subscription service which was announced back in March 2019. Basically, Apple Arcade will give subscribers access to exclusive video games mainly indie titles that will be provided by companies such as Sega, Konami, Cartoon Network and others in the future. As far as pricing is concerned there has been speculation about Apple Arcade costing around $9.99 monthly or quite possibly more. Also, it has been speculated the Apple’s new gaming service could potentially cost the company up to $500 million which is a ton of money.
One of the biggest questions that is on everyone’s mind in relation to Apple Arcade is whether or not it will be a significant threat to the likes of the PS4, Xbox One or the Nintendo Switch. At this point its way to early to tell whether or not Apple Arcade will ended up becoming a serious threat in relation to the console wars. However, there are many who are inclined to agree that Apple Arcade will not be a huge threat to the likes of the PS4 due to success of games such as God Of War, Monster Hunter: World, Resident Evil 2: Remake and others. As far as the Switch console is concerned Nintendo’s first party games are like Super Mario Odessey & Zelda: Breath Of The Wild are huge attraction and they are also console exclusives. If anything the upcoming Apple Arcade subscription would be good for people who are huge fans of indie games and would make for a nice alternative for those who love to play them on Steam.
As far as this year is concerned it sees line we keep receiving more interesting news as far as upcoming announcements are concerned. We have just learned that Capcom has decided to something special with classic video games from the 90’s by releasing a home arcade system featuring some of the most popular titles from that decade. It has been said that Capcom’s Home Arcade System will include at least 16 different games including the likes of Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo, Final Fight, Captain Commando, Ghouls & Ghosts, Mega Man: Power Battle, Eco Fighters and a few others. Based on what we know the Capcom Home Arcade System will have significant features such as Onboard WiFi for leaderboards along with emulation provided by FB Alpha.
It should also be noted that Capcom’s Home Arcade System will also include Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT sticks along with GT-Y directional gates and OBSF buttons. This is something that retro gamers who grew up in the 90’s will definitely enjoy since it will improve the quality of the gameplay they will be receiving in relation to precision and response times as far as controls are concerned. There is no doubt that Capcom’s Home Arcade System will definitely be a huge attraction electronic retailers in Fall 2019 as the price for its upcoming release will be £199.99 in the United Kingdom.
When we think some of the best puzzle-platform games that has been released within the past decade one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is Catherine which came out for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 back in 2011. There are so many people who enjoyed Catherine because despite its mature rating Atlus had found a harmonious balance between fantasy and reality in relation to the story mode known as “Golden Playhouse.” Catherine was realistic in the sense where the story regarding Vincent Brooks having nightmares about his girlfriend Katherine and dealing with relationship issues something that various young adults could most likely relate to. But what was really impressive about Catherine was the creativity regarding the structure of the story mode where the gameplay was divided into two different scenarios including Daytime & Nighttime.
The activity that players engaged in during the daytime scenarios such as drinking a certain amount of alcohol affected how fast Vincent moved during the nighttime scenarios where most of the action took place. The idea of earning pillows to retry levels along with having a morality meter based on decisions that players made as Vincent while dealing with challenging boss battles made Catherine a very exciting game. The idea of having multiple endings added to the overall replay value of Catherine despite how challenging the AI was. Also, the multiplayer “Babel Mode” felt like something extra such as icing on the cake to one of the most creative video games of 2011. Catherine was quite possibly one of the best “M” rated puzzle-platformers of the 10’s decade in general and its a game that people are still dying to see a sequel for today.
Ever since, its release back in 2011 Catherine has been ported for Microsoft Windows worldwide back in January 2019. It should also noted that Catherine was recently re-released in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita back in February 2019. A worldwide re-release of Catherine for the PS4 is set to take place in Fall 2019 on September 3rd which has many people thrilled about. While Catherine did not sell quite as much as Atlus May have expected its still considered to be one of the coolest games that have made outside of the Persona series.
As far as big announcements are concerned in relation to gaming the news about Disney’s new streaming service is one that caught many people by surprise. For those who huge Disney fans and currently own game systems such as the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 you will be have to know that the company’s new streaming services known as Disney+ will be starting up this upcoming Fall on November 12th. Based on what we know Disney+ will be similar to the likes of Netflix & Hulu and customers will be able to purchase a subscription where they pay only $6.99 monthly for a full year. Those who subscribe to Disney+ will be able to watch various movies made by the likes of Marvel & Pixel and shows such as the National Geographic.
It should also be noted that those who subscribe to Disney+ will receive exclusive access to programs including a “What If” series involving top Marvel characters. Its also been mentioned that Fox has given Disney the green light to air episodes of the Simpsons on their new streaming service along with the fact that a new Star Wars live action series entitled Mandalorian will also be available on Disney+ once it starts up in Fall 2019. There is no doubt that Disney+ will be a big deal this upcoming Fall and it will attract many people who have been huge fans of the company and their movies/shows for many years.