Upcoming Switch Games- Aftercharge: (2019)

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.

Will Metroid Prime 4 have more success than Metroid: The Other M?

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.

A copy of Super Mario Bros for the NES sells for 100K!!!

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.

Will Super Mario Maker 2 have more success than its predecessor?

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.

Upcoming Switch Games- Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake (2019)

As far a big announcements regarding upcoming video games are concerned we have recently learned at the Nintendo Direct presentation that we will be receiving a remake of the 2D Game Boy classic Zelda: Link’s Awakening which came out back in June 1993. The news about the upcoming release of the remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was something that surprised many people along with the announcement regarding Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. This is something that retro gamers who have been fans of the Zelda series since the 90’s have waited 25 years to see. With modernized 3D visuals the remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening looks significantly different from the Game Boy version that came out in ’93.

As it currently stands Zelda: Link’s Awakening is set to be released for the Nintendo Switch in June 2019 making one of the few action-adventure titles worth checking out this upcoming summer. It will be interesting to see how much the remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening sells before the end of 2019.

Upcoming Switch Games- Super Mario Maker 2: (2019)

As far as earth-shattering news is concerned one of the many big surprises that came from Nintendo Direct was the announcement of Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. This is big news considering the fact that the gaming world has been waiting to see Super Mario Maker 2 since prequel was released for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii-U back in September 2015. The original Super Mario Maker game has managed to sell at least 4 million copies worldwide on the Wii-U since its release and is within the top ten best selling titles for Nintendo’s last generation console. As far as details regarding how Nintendo will improve upon the gameplay for Super Mario Maker 2 in comparison to the prequel is concerned we are still in the dark about that for the most part.

However, Nintendo has mentioned that Super Mario Maker 2 is expected to be released this upcoming June. If Super Mario Maker 2 is anything like its predecessor there is no doubt that it will most likely sell one million copies before the end of 2019. Along with Super Mario Odessey this game was the potential to be one of the top platformers of this year for the Nintendo Switch.

Will Luigi’s Mansion 3 surpass its predecessor in sales?

As far as upcoming games are concerned many people cannot wait for Luigi’s Mansion 3 to hit the stores later this year for the Nintendo Switch. However, many people are curious about whether or not Luigi’s Mansion 3 will eventually end up surpassing its 2013 predecessor Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS in relation sales. For those who do not know Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon managed to reach at least 5.4 million in worldwide in sales since its release and was arguably a better game than its 2001 prequel for the Nintendo GameCube. As it currently stands we are still in the dark about the plot for Luigi’s Mansion 3 and an official release date for the game has yet to be revealed.

Seeing how the Nintendo Switch has recently become a far more popular game console than the Nintendo 3DS there is no doubt that Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be a huge success. There was a deal uncertainty on whether or not Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was going to receive a sequel and while its not as highly anticipated as the likes of Metroid Prime 4 its still an adventure that will end up becoming a huge attraction for the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Upcoming Switch Games- Luigi’s Mansion 3: (2019)

There are so many games that the world is looking forward to seeing on the Nintendo Switch as we progress throughout this year that will be huge attractions for those who do not already own the hybrid console yet. For those who have been huge fans of the Luigi’s Mansion series since since the early 00’s you will be happy to know that Nintendo will finally be releasing a Luigi’s Mansion 3 later this year which is big news. The last major game that we saw in the series was Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon which was released on the Nintendo 3DS back in 2013. Not only was Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon well received but the game had managed to reach over 5.4 million in sales since its release.

As it currently stands Luigi’s Mansion 3 is expected to be released during the fourth quarter of this year quite possibly in December 2019. As far as the storyline for Luigi’s Mansion 3 is concerned it’s still something we do not know to much about but hopefully we will learn more about the game during the upcoming Nintendo Direct event which is expected to take place on February 13th. As it currently stands Luigi’s Mansion can be pre-ordered at gaming stores such as GameStop for $59.99 before its official release later this year.

The 20th Anniversary of Final Fantasy VIII!!!

As far as gaming is concerned today is a very special day especially for those who have been long time fans of the Final Fantasy series since the late 90’s. It was on February 11th back in 1999 where Final Fantasy VIII was released on the PS1. Final Fantasy VIII was the highly anticipated sequel of the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy VII game Square Enix released for the PS1 console that was released back in 1997. While Final Fantasy VII ended up becoming the second best selling PS1 title reaching over 9.7 million units worldwide Final Fantasy VIII was not quite as popular as its predecessor. However, Final Fantasy VIII was still very successful and managed to reach over 7.8 million units in sales on the PS1 while becoming the seventh best selling game on the 32-bit console during the late 90’s.

The multi-disk FFVIII game is one that many people have wanted to see receive an HD remake for two decades now and its uncertain on whether or not Square Enix plans on making it a reality. While a series of Final Fantasy games are expected to on the Nintendo Switch including FFVII, FFX, FF Crystal Chronicles and FFXII there has been no talk of FFVIII being ported to the Nintendo Switch. Hopefully, Square Enix will do something special with Final Fantasy VIII within the next year or so especially since the demand of a remastered version of the game is high among those who are huge fans of the series in general.

Does future of Activision-Blizzard look bleak?

As many people may have already heard by now there are some major changes coming along the way in relation to popular video game publisher Activision-Blizzard. It has been recently announced that the company plans on slashing hundreds of jobs within the company due to massive layoffs. It has been reported by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier that the job cuts would be mainly in non-developmental departments such as sales, marketing and publishing. It should also be noted that Activision-Blizzard has also parted ways with popular video game developer Bungie that worked on games such as Halo I-III back in the 00’s and more recently Destiny 1 & 2 during the 10’s decade. Losing a developer like Bungie is very tough and will force Activision-Blizzard to do all that they can to increase the amount of annual revenue they earn.

The split between Activision-Blizzard and Bungie along with losing the Destiny IP is expected to detract somewhere between $300-$400 million from the publisher’s annual revenue. Aside from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being a huge success and arguably the most popular shooter game of 2018 the future for Activision-Blizzard seems uncertain at the moment. The company’s share has reportedly dropped at least 2.5% within this past week which has many people thinking whether or not Activision-Blizzard will be able to find additional ways to compensate for their revenue shortage as we progress throughout 2019.