The Success of Fire Emblem Heroes!!!!

As many people know by now Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile tactical RPG that has been popular on mobile devices since it initial release back in February 2017. While the spin-off game for Android & iOS Fire Emblem Heroes has definitely exceeded many people’s expectations in relation to how successful the game has become within the past three years. Its recently been revealed that Nintendo has earned over $1 billion in revenue as it pertains to mobile games with Fire Emblem Heroes being a large part of the company’s financial windfall. We have learned that Fire Emblem Heroes has grossed $500 million since its release in early 2017 and has surpassed the likes of Super Mario Run, Draglia Lost and other popular mobile games published by Nintendo between 2016-2019. Its quite interesting that a game like Fire Emblem Heroes has as much success as it did considering the fact that tactical role-playing games are not as popular today in comparison to Action-RPG’s. However, action role-playing games are generally popular on home consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch when docked.

While Fire Emblem Heroes is a very fun tactical role-playing its hard for many to believe in that the game would have much success on any other gaming device outside of the mobile category. However, Fire Emblem Heroes is still without a doubt one of if not the best mobile game that Nintendo had gave us during 10’s decade. The intriguing plot involving the warring nations of Askr & Embla along with the multiple expansion packs that was released between late 2017-late 2019 kept players interested in Fire Emblem Heroes. Based on how successful Fire Emblem Heroes has been within the past few years its probably safe to say that this game will still be on mobile devices for the next few years or so.

Duelyst confirmed to have its online severs shut down soon!!!

As far as big news within the gaming is world is concerned many people are talking about the recent announcement regarding Duelyst shutting down its online serves within the near future. For those who do not know Duelyst was made by indie video game developer Counterplay Games and was initially released for various computers devices back in 2016. Duelyst was a pretty unique tactical role-playing gameplay because it was a collectible card title with elements of turn-based gameplay. While Duelyst had appeared on iOS following its initial release it did not last long and was a game that ended becoming more popular on Microsoft Windows overall. Since its initial release the game had received at least six different expansions packs with the likes of “Denizens of Shim “Zar”, “Rise Of The Bloodborn”, “Ancient Bonds”, “Unearthed Prophecy”, “Immortal Vanguard” and “Trial Of Mythron” between 2016-2018. Seeing how the online servers for Duelyst is expected to shut down in February 2020 its possible that “Trial Of Mythron” will be the last expansion pack that we see for the tactical RPG.

In fact, its a guarantee that the “Trial Of Mythron” expansion pack from late-2018 will the last since Duelyst has reportedly seen a rapidly declining number of people playing the game itself. Considering the fact that Duelyst is a few years old along with the fact that card based role playing games are not too popular in this day and age it’s not too surprising that its servers are shutting down soon. Despite, Duelyst receiving mainly positive reviews from critics and players it was a game that was most likely overshadowed by the likes of Overwatch and Fornite between 2016-2017. While some people may have no problem with seeing some type of sequel for Duelyst Bandi Namco Entertainment has made no announcements regarding that possibility.

Stardew Valley reaches 10 million in sales!!!

One of the few things that had been making headlines within the gaming world as of late is the success of Stardew Valley. For those who do not know Stardew Valley is a farm simulation game that has released for multiple game systems since February 2016. In some ways people see Stardew Valley as a worthy competitor to the legendary Harvest Moon series especially since it looks similar to some of the older 2D installments that appeared on consoles such as SNES and Game Boy Advance. While Stardew Valley was a title that made headlines without the gaming world following its initial release nearly four years ago it has exceeded the expectations of many in relation to success. We have just learned that Stardew Valley has exceeded over 10 million copies sold since its initial release for consoles such as: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch along with mobile devices like Android & iOS. To some the success of Stardew Valley comes as no surprise especially coming the fact that the game itself feels like something that could possibly revitalize the farm-simulation genre of gaming.

While the original Harvest Moon game was considered to be very unique and innovative for Super Nintendo back in ’96 Stardew Valley felt like a more modern day version of that game which was something that was appealing. Fans of the 16-bit era of gaming along with those who cherish the farm-simulation genre of gaming believe that Concerned Ape’s game from 2016 was definitely one of the best indie titles of the 10’s decade. It will be interesting to see how popular Stardew Valley will remain throughout this year along with the first half of the 20’s decade since the game is only about four years old now.

New Tetris mobile app available for smartphones !!!!

As many people may have heard we will be getting a new mobile app for Android & iOS Tetris games that have recently disappeared online. It turns out that a mobile developer named N3work will be responsible for this new app which will allow people to access some of their favorite titles from the Tetris series. As it currently stands the new Tetris app is currently accessible through the App Store on mobile devices along with Google Play for those who are huge fans of the puzzle series. It turns out that this new Tetris mobile app is supposed to replace a couple of older apps developed by Electronic Arts which are all expected shut down this upcoming Spring in April 2020. While the new Tetris mobile app itself is free people can choose to pay $4.99 to eliminate video ads while enjoying their service. The news regarding Tetris new mobile app is one that has casted the series into the spotlight as of late along with the popularity of Tetris 99 from this past year.

The mobile app is just one thing that everybody is talking about right as it pertains to the Tetris series as a whole. Recently, there has been rumors swirling around that gaming developer N3twork has been working on a 100 player battle royale version of Tetris known as “Tetris Royale” which is expected to be released before the end of 2020. Hopefully, we will learn more information about these rumors as the year progresses but it will be interesting to see how popular this new Tetris mobile app will become throughout 2020. While Tetris 99 is still a unique attraction on the Nintendo Switch having an installment with a 100 person battle royale mode on mobile devices would be one that people would definitely love to see.

Dying Light 2 reportedly delayed!!!!

Apparently, Dying Light 2 will be joining the likes of Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Marvel’s Avengers and Cyperpunk 2077 as far as delayed video game releases for 2020 is concerned. Dying Light 2 a highly anticipated survival horror game that people have been talking about since E3 2019 and has waited years to see since the 2015 prequel is being pushed back to a date that has yet to be revealed. As everyone know Dying Light 2 was expected to be released sometime in Spring 2020 but video game developer Developer Techland feels that it’s not fully ready despite their objective to have it completed within the next few months. Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka has stated on behalf of the company that “Our goal is to deliver an experience that lives up to our high standards and to the expectations of you, our fans.” It’s nice to see that Techland has delayed Dying Light 2 to focus more on quality especially considering how successful the first installment was. As it currently stands Dying Light 2 is set to appear on multiple game systems such as PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

While Dying Light 2 looks it will be a huge attraction for all three of those game systems there has been talk about it being a cross-generation game which is something that Techland is definitely interested in. Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka had also promised more information about Dying Light 2 in the next upcoming months hopefully we will have a well-polished version of the by E3 2020 which starts on June 9th. Hopefully, Dying Light 2 will be ready by the third quarter of 2020 and it will be one of the best survival horror titles that have seen within the past few years.

Will the Resident Evil 3: Remake be more successful than the original?

As many people know Resident Evil 3: Remake is currently one of Capcom’s hottest upcoming games in relation to 2020. Resident Evil 3: Remake a game that many people have high expectations for especially considering how successful Resident Evil 2: Remake was following its highly anticipated release for the PlayStation 4 & Xbox One back in January 2019. The Resident Evil 2: Remake had reportedly reached at least five million in sales by December 2019 and was considered to be one of the hottest survival horror games of that year in general. In fact, the remake of Resident Evil 2 reportedly surpassed the original version of the game in sales; PS1 version sold slightly less than five million overall in terms of sales. However, the original version of Resident Evil 2 still sold more than Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from 1999. While the breathtaking visuals from the intense Nemesis trailer is something that everyone is talking about there have been some question when’re not the Resident Evil 3: Remake will have more success than the original game.

As the original Resident Evil 3 game is concerned the game was mainly praised with minor drawbacks as it related to voice acting and lack of depth within the story compared to Resident Evil 2. Most likely, these are issues that Capcom will have taken care off by the time the Resident Evil 3: Remake is officially released in April 2020. The original version Resident Evil 3 had managed to sell slightly over 3.4 million copies since its release over 20 years ago in January 1999. While Capcom has taken the dark aesthetics of the original Resident Evil 3 game to the next level in this high definition remake; the atmosphere for this game looks and feels more menacing than it did on the PS1.

Will Horizon Zero Dawn be a huge attraction for PC?

As many people know Horizon Zero Dawn was an action role-playing game that was initially released for the PlayStation 4 back in February 2017. Since then, Horizon Zero Dawn has been largely successful as a PS4 exclusive and has sold at least ten million copies worldwide since its release. In fact, Horizon Zero Dawn is within the top five best selling games for the PS4 as it pertains to the 10’s decade. The breathtaking visuals along with the game’s story-based mission and narrative were all seen as strong positives for Horizon Zero Dawn and has been praised by critics of various gaming publications worldwide. Following its initial release in countries like the United Kingdom Horizon Zero Dawn was the hottest game in stores back between the final week of February 2017 and the first week of March 2017. Since its release many people around the world has been under the impression that Horizon Zero Dawn would always remain a PS4 exclusive especially it was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. However, its been recently revealed that the critically acclaimed action role-playing will be coming to PC in the near future.

As far as whether not Horizon Zero Dawn will be a huge attraction on PC is something that remains to be seen. But its definitely a good thing that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC especially for those who never owned a PS4 console. Its common knowledge that Sony plans on releasing the PlayStation 5 later in 2020 and more people are looking forward to that opposed to purchasing a PS4. Horizon Zero Dawn being available for a console besides Sony’s PS4 will expose the game to millions of gamers who are PC users in countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom who are not fans of the best selling console of the 10’s decade; which is something that will be pretty interesting.