As far as popular game systems created are concerned we have seen so many consoles within the past 30 years that are considered to be both iconic and legendary. Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Microsoft has produced various game systems that are still popular at retro video game stores that people would still play to this day. As far as Nintendo based consoles are concerned there is no secret that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was very big back in the 90’s along with the fact that the SNES Classic which was released in late-2017 is still an attraction today despite no longer being available in retail. The original SNES console managed to reach over 49 million units worldwide in sales since its release in 1990 and was arguably more successful than its successor the Nintendo 64.
The Nintendo 3DS on the other hand came out about eight years ago in 2011 and since than has managed to become more successful than the Wii-U which was released the following year in November 2012. Since its release the Nintendo 3DS hit over 74 million in worldwide in sales and was without a doubt more successful than the SNES. While the Nintendo 3DS sold more than the SNES some would argue that titles such as Pokémon Sun and Moon were attractions for the handheld game system along with Mario titles. Back in the 90’s Pokémon was not available for the SNES and was playable on Game Boy during the mid to late part of that decade. While the SNES is definitely more iconic there is no question that the Nintendo 3DS was more successful than the 16-bit console.
There are so many exciting titles that the world is looking forward to seeing this year for various different game consoles. In relation to indie games one of the few titles that some are talking about is an action role-playing game developed Jo-Mei Games and published by Electronic Arts entitled Sea of Solitude. This game will be utilizing the Unity game engine and is expected to appear on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at a date that has yet to be revealed. Sea of Solitude has an interesting plot where the setting takes place in a fictional city based on Berlin, Germany.
The story Sea of Solitude focuses on the main character named Kay who ends up turning into a monster because of isolation and loneliness. It’s up to the player to discover the exact reasons why Kay has become a monster making for an interesting action role-playing that people can sink their teeth’s into. While Sea of Solitude was announced for a release in early 2019 it’s unclear when it will be released and what the exact price will be. For those who are fans of indie based Action-RPG’s Sea of Solitude is a title worth checking out.
As far as legendary tactical-role playing games are concerned one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together. For those who do not know Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together was initially released in Japan back in October 1996. Since then it has been ported to multiple game systems such as the Sega Saturn, PS1 during the 90’s along with the PlayStation Portable back in 2011. Seeing how popular Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together has been within the gaming world over the past 20 years it would definitely sound like a game that would standout on the Nintendo Switch along with the likes of Disgaea 5.
However, as it currently stands video game developer Quest or Square Enix fo not seem to have any plans on bringing Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together to the Nintendo Switch. If the online fan demand was high enough it would possible that Square Enix would probably take bring Tactics Orge: LUCT to the Nintendo Switch. But its also possible that the old-school tactical role-playing game could be overshadowed by big titles such as Super Smash Bros Brawl, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many others. In theory, having Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together on the Switch would be nice but the game might fall below the expectations of many people.
There are so many titles that the world is looking forward to seeing on various game systems as we progress throughout the red of 2019. One of the few indie titles that people are talking about right now is a cooperative online multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Chainsaw Games called Aftercharge. This first-person shooter game allows players to engage in squad based combat for three on three action which is one of the few things that contribute to the appeal of Aftercharge. Players who are considered to be immobilized have the ability to be revived by teammates after their health has been depleted during combat.
Unlike, certain first-person shooters Aftercharge does not feature a class system but instead has a roster of characters that players can choose from with different stats that makes them standout in their own unique way. As it currently stands Aftercharge iOS available for Xbox One and Steam and is expected to be ported for the Nintendo Switch sometime later this year at a date yet to be revealed.
As it currently stands one of the most highly anticipated video games for the Nintendo Switch right now is Metroid Prime 4. Ever since Metroid Prime 4 was teased at E3 2017 many people were expected Nintendo to release the game sometime during 2018 or sometime this year. But as we learned a couple of weeks ago Metroid Prime 4 had entered redevelopment and will now be created by Retro Studios the same developers who worked on the first three MP titles during the 2000’s. As far as three-dimensional games within the series is concerned the Metroid Prime games that were released between 2002-2007 were among the best that we have ever seen.
As cool as Metroid: Other M was following its Wii release back in 2010 the game was not quite on par with the past Metroid Prime that we got to see in the 00’s. If Retro Studios is going to be developing Metroid Prime 4 there is almost no question that it will end up becoming a better game than Metroid: Other M. Unfortunately, Metroid Prime 4 might not be released until 2021-2022 but hopefully we will see some type of trailer for the game at E3 2020 or even before then.
As far as shocking news is concerned regarding the gaming world we have recently heard a few things especially from Nintendo within the past month or so. Along, with the announcement of the The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake and the upcoming release of Super Mario Maker 2 we have recently just learned that a first-run copy of the Super Mario Bros game from 1985 has been sold for $100,000. It may not come as a surprise to many people considering how legendary the original Super Mario Bros is. Since its initial release back in ’85 Super Mario Bros has managed to sell over 40 million copies worldwide and was the best selling game for the NES.
Super Mario Bros is still considered to be somewhat an attraction in relation to modern day gaming especially since it was the title that played a huge role on placing the platform genre of gaming on the map. The fact that the original Super Mario Bros for the game has that much value speaks volumes about the game itself and it looks like the value of the first-run copy of the classic NES will not decrease anytime soon.
As far as upcoming games in relation to this year is concerned many people are now talking about Super Mario Maker 2 which was Anno at Nintendo Direct a few says ago. The last time we got to see a Super Mario Maker game was in 2015 when the creation platform was released for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii-U. As far as success is concerned it’s safe to say that Super Mario Maker was a top seller for the Wii-U since it managed to reach over 4 million units worldwide since September 2015. In fact, there were many people who were hoping that Nintendo was going to port the original Super Mario Maker game to the Switch console in the future.
Since the Nintendo Switch is more popular than the Wii-U and the No 3DS there is no question that Super Mario Maker 2 will end up becoming a huge attraction for the hybrid console following its upcoming release. We still have yet to learn more about the details in relation to gameplay regarding Super Mario Maker 2 and how it will differ from its ’15 predecessor. For those who were fans of the original Super Mario Maker game the prequel is going to be something worth checking out in the Summer of 2019.