As many people know the Nintendo 3DS product line along with the Switch console have been very popular throughout the 10’s decade. Ever since the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL console were both released back between 2011-2012 they managed to reach over 74 million units in sales which is something the world had learned back later part of 2018. There were games such such as Mario Kart 7 which came out in ’11 which reached over 18 million units in sales that would have been cool to see ported the Nintendo Switch for features such crossplay. But at the same time the Nintendo Switch came out in 2017 and by then the Nintendo 3DS was starting to become old.
Its also no secret that the Nintendo 3DS was way more popular than the Wii-U during the 10’s decade and its possible that porting top 3DS titles to the Nintendo Switch for crossplay would definitely take some shine off newer games such as Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odessey and other big games that came out during 2017. In this case the lack of backwards compatibility for the Switch console worked in Nintendo’s favor seeing how it has managed to hit 32 million units in sales in just two years. To be honest there was no need for crossplay between the Nintendo 3DS and the Switch and its unlikely that Nintendo will ever make it an option during future.
As far as news within the gaming world is concerned this is a rather interesting development in relation to the highly anticipated Metroid Prime 4 game that was set to appear on the Nintendo Switch. It has recently be reported that the current project regarding Metroid Prime 4 has been dropped despite the game being a big deal back at E3 2017 and redevelopment for the game will now occur with Retro Studios the masterminds behind the creation of the Metroid Prime Trilogy between 2002-2007. Its was reported that previous project for Metroid Prime 4 fell below Nintendo’s expectations which means game may not come out until 2022-2023. There is no question that many fans of the Metroid series are unhappy about the news concerning this upcoming action-adventure game.
However, its understandable that Nintendo wants to provide the best quality in relation to the development of Metroid Prime 4. Also, time has shown that the more time Nintendo puts into a project the more impressive the finished product end up being which was the case when we got Metroid Prime back in 2002 which was the first major game within the series that we saw nine years after Super Metroid was released for the SNES. There is almost no question that Metroid Prime 4 will end up becoming one the best action-adventure games of the 2020’s decade once its released for the Nintendo Switch its just a matter of when game will be released.
As many people know there are so many big games that are expected to appear on various game consoles throughout 2019. As we all know a series of Final Fantasy titles are expected to be ported to the Nintendo Switch this year and one of the many FF games confirmed for the hybrid console for this year are the remastered versions of FFX/X-2. While its possible that Final Fantasy X might see a physical release we know for a fact that FFX-2 will only be downloadable for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming Spring on April the 16th. If anything its probably the best way for Square Enix to go about releasing Final Fantasy X-2 for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming April.
There is no question that Final Fantasy X/X-2 is going to end up becoming one of the most high profile RPG’s that we will see on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. For those who are eager to purchase Final Fantasy X/X-2 both games can be pre-ordered online for $49.99 on Square Enix’s website before its official release this upcoming April April. It will be interesting to see how big of an attraction Final Fantasy X/X-2 will end up becoming on the Nintendo Switch throughout 2019.
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 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.
When it comes down to 2D platform indie games of 2018 one of the most popular games of that year was Celeste. Since its release Celeste has been praised by numerous critics for its storyline along with its gameplay and graphics that resembles modern 8 bit gaming. Since its release back in January of last year Celeste has managed to sell at least 50,000 units worldwide which is pretty good for an indie game. Despite, how much Celeste shined as a 2D platformer on consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch this past year there is no question that it was overshadowed by games such as Monster Hunter: World, God of War, Super Mario Odessey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many more.
Just because Celeste was overshadowed for the most the most part in 2018 does not mean that the game does not deserve a sequel. In fact, Celeste has only been out for only one year and while it does indeed draw a sequel it will probably be a couple of years before the developer Matt Makes Games actually makes one. It will be interesting to see whether or not Matt Makes Games decides to make a sequel for Celeste in future but as it currently stands it seems like the developer has no plans on making it a reality.
When it comes down to superhero based action-adventure video games one of the most popular Switch that that we have seen within the past decade is the Batman Arkham titles that were released between 2009-2015. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment was on fire in the early 10’s with the its Batman games the popularity of the movies “Dark Night” and “The Dark Night Rises” definitely played a huge role on their successes as each title were huge attractions for consoles such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. As big as the trilogy of Batman games were during the first half of the decade some wonder whether or not they would be an attraction on the Nintendo Switch.
In theory, the Batman: Arkham Collection would be a huge success on the Nintendo Switch if Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment had any plans on bringing it to the Nintendo Switch. But at the same time the Batman Arkham Collection could also be overshadowed by first party games made by Nintendo such as Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Super Mario Odessey, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and others. Also, adult-oriented games seem to shine more on consoles such as the PS4 and the Xbox One opposed to the Nintendo Switch which seems to target a younger audience.