How Successful Has Nioh Been Since 2017?

As many people know Nioh was an action-role-playing title that was initially released for the PlayStation 4 & Microsoft Windows back in 2017. While there some people who complained about small things in regards to Nioh such as the storyline being somewhat confusing there were definitely more positive than negatives overall. The visuals, gameplay, difficulty and the setting of the game which emphasized ancient Japanese history were all qualities that made Nioh one of the best action role-playing games of the late 10’s. Sometimes its hard to believe that its been approximately three years since Nioh first appeared on the PS4 back in February 2017. In fact, we are getting very close to the official release of Nioh 2 which will be a PS4 exclusive staring on March 3rd, 2020. As far as sales are concerned for the original Nioh game its been recently reported that the critically acclaimed action role-playing game has sold at least three millions copies worldwide.

While three million copies sold within the time span of three years does not sound like much its actually pretty impressive considering what Nioh had to compete with in relation to the action role-playing genre. Between 2017-2019 we saw the release of high profile Action-RPG’s such as: Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster: Hunter World, Assassins Creed Odessey, Kingdom Hearts III, Outer Worlds which were all titles that definitely could have overshadowed Nioh within that particular genre. While Nioh is still a pretty fun game to play many people are currently anticipating the release of Nioh 2 which looks very promising and can have more success than its predecessor.

Was 2017 an awesome year for gaming?

When we think about awesome years within the gaming world throughout the 10’s decade there are quite a few that comes to mind. But one of the more memorable years that we have experienced during the 10’s decade without a doubt was 2017. While its debatable on whether or not 2017 was the best year for gaming within the 10’s decade there were definitely a ton positives from that time period in general. It was back in March 2017 that the world got to within the release of the Nintendo Switch along with Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Since its release the Switch console had sold at least 52 million units worldwide and it was recently reported that it surpassed the SNES in sales. Also, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild has become one of the most popular installments within the entire series and has reached at least 18 million units worldwide as it pertains in sales. During the second half 2017 we got to witness the release of Splatoon 2 and the critically acclaimed Super Mario Odyssey game for the Nintendo Switch which are both very popular to this day. While Splatoon 2 is considered to be a high profile third person shooter for the Switch console Super Mario Odyssey has went on to sell over 16 million copies worldwide.

In addition, to the Nintendo Switch becoming very successful the world also got see the release of the SNES Classic in late September 2017. In some electronic retail stores within America the SNES Classic was sold out before its official because pre-orders for the mini retro console were very high. The SNES Classic included various 16-bit gems that were considered to be legendary such as: Super Mario World, Legend Of Zelda: Link To The Past, F-Zero, Star Fox, Super Metroid, Earthbound, Mega Man X, Yoshi’s Island and more. Not only was the SNES Classic more popular than the NES Classic from 2016 but the console managed to reach over five million units in sales. Therem was no question that 2017 was great year for Nintendo financially along the fact the company received a ton of mainstream attention in general.

We also got to see the release of the Xbox One X back in 2017. The Xbox One X was backwards compatible with older generation titles from the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. It should also be noted that the Xbox One X was the first console that Microsoft had produced that ran games in 4K resolution. The Xbox One X was not only an updated model of the original Xbox One console but it was also designed to compete with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro which came out in November 2016. While pricing for the Xbox One X was more expensive than people would prefer some argue that its quality is more superior than that of the PS4 Pro. Not only did the Xbox One X provide 4K resolution gameplay but players had 1TB of hard drive storage at their disposal.

It was also during 2017 when the gaming world was introduced to one of the most popular online games of the 10’s decade known as Fortnite created by Epic Games. The third person survival-shooter game was initially released back in July 2017 and within a short period of time the game had over one million players. Fortnite was a game that utilized the Unreal Engine 4 and was released for multiple game systems such as the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. As contributions to the gaming world is concerned many people would credit Fortnite for making the Battle Royale concept popular over the past few years. We have seen various games utilize Battle Royale modes between 2017-2019 such as Red Dead Redemption 2, Call Of Duty: Black Ops IV and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. By the time we got to the Summer of 2018 Fortnite had at least 125 million players and in terms of revenue the game had generated at least $2.4 billion. Since its release Fortnite has remained popular at various eSports events and has received numerous awards from various different gaming entities under categories from “Best Multiplayer” to “Best ESports” game.

Speaking of online games it should also be noted that 2017 was also the same year that League Of Legends which was released in late ’09 flourished financially. As far as monetary gain is concerned it’s reported that Riot Games had earned $2.1 billion from League Of Legends during 2017 which was significantly more revenue than what it has generated during 2016, 2018 or 2019. League Of Legends seemed more popular in 2017 than any other year during the 10’s decade and Epic Games was doing some of its best business. There were so many big things within the gaming world that happened 2017 that it could possibly take days to highlight all of them. While everyone has their own respective opinions on which year of the 10’s decade was the best in relation to gaming many people would most likely put 2017 within the top five on their lists.

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.

Cyperpunk 2077 release date delayed again!!!!

As far as big news within the gaming world is concerned everyone is currently talking about how CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed yet again for a release later in Fall 2020. It turns out that the release date for Cyberpunk 2077 has been pushed back to September 17th. While some people might be very disappointed to hear about the delay of one of the most highly anticipated RPG’s in gaming history its assured that fans will definitely receive a well polished game before it appears in stores worldwide. This news comes not to long after we learned about Square Enix pushing back the release date of Final Fantasy VII: Remake which has also been delayed numerous times over the past few years. Final Fantasy VII: Remake originally scheduled for a release on March 3rd of this year has been pushed back to April 10th for now.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been built up throughout a majority of the 10’s decade as a revolutionary RPG title that will take us through the next generation of gaming. Seeing how the game has been delayed for so long it’s a bit surprising that Cyberpunk 2077 has not been saved for next generation consoles such as the PlayStation 5 or Project Scarlett which are both expected to appear electronic stores worldwide in late 2020. Either way, the news regarding the delayed release for Cyperpunk 2077 came as a surprise to many people. Hopefully, this is the last time we hear news about Cyperpunk 2077 being delayed because the more it happens the less people might about it’s official release altogether.

Retro Gaming 10’s- Grand Theft Auto V: (2013)

When we think about some of the best video games ever in relation to the 10’s in general Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V from 2013 instantly comes to mind. Grand Theft Auto V was initially released back in September 2013 for various game consoles including PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. GTA 5 was eventually ported to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One a year later during November 2014. This game was the high anticipated sequel to Grand Theft Auto IV from ’08 and was the seventh major installment that we got to see in the GTA series. As far as overall success is concerned Grand Theft Auto V was quite possibly the best game within the entire GTA series; in fact many people still play Grand Theft Auto V today and are currently waiting for the release of GTA 6. Since its initial release back in late ’13 Grand Theft Auto V had reportedly earned over $6.6 billion worldwide in revenue while selling over 115 million copies worldwide in over the past six years. In fact, Grand The Auto V had achieved legendary status within the gaming world by becoming the third-best selling video game of all-time behind Minecraft & Tetris.

There were various aspects about Grand Theft Auto V that were very impressive such as: gameplay, storytelling, visuals. Also, players had the option of controlling three main characters opposed to only one which was something that was very common in older games within the series. The story revolved around three men known as Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Phillips who all have stories that eventually connected together. The cool thing about the missions within the game is the fact that some of them required completion using more than one character which was something that was pretty unique. Players were also given the freedom to switch between characters outside of missions and had set of skills that could be enhanced as they progressed throughout the GTA V. One of the coolest things about Grand Theft Auto V was the fact that the game had multiple endings depending on choices that players made especially towards the end of the game. Michael De Santa’s life seemed like it was constantly in chaos from living under witness protection in Los Santos to feuding with a billionaire named Devin Weston to him being betrayed by the Federal Investigation Bureau after doing their bidding to impede the operations of the Internal Affairs Agency.

While the single-player story mode was fantastic the online multiplayer game mode seemed like an even bigger attraction that ultimately contributed to the overall replay value of Grand Theft Auto V years after its initial release. The gameplay for GTA included several elements that were popular in previous installments such as the wanted meter and the use of weaponry when dealing with foes. Despite, the amount of controversy that Grand Theft Auto V generated in relation to misogyny the game was universally praised by fans and critics alike along with various other gaming publications as being one of the best action-adventure games ever made.

Upcoming Games- Zombie Army 4: Dead War (2020)

If you are a huge fan of the shorter genre of gaming one of the few titles that is worth checking out next year is Zombie Army 4: Dead War. For those who do not know Zombie Army 4: Dead War is an upcoming developed and published by Rebellion Developments which is expected to appear on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows sometime in February 2020. Zombie Army 4: Dead War is a spin-off game from the Sniper Elite series and is considered to be the direct sequel to Zombie Army Trilogy which was released back in 2015. The plot & setting for Zombie Army 4: Dead War takes place in 1946 and players have to fight off a horde of Nazi zombies along with Undead Hitler who allegedly died a year before in 1945. While fighting off a horde off zombies players will be able to engage in co-op gameplay similar to that of Left 4 Dead. Also, Zombie Army 4: Dead War has the look and feel of a Call Of Duty game mixed with Dead Rising as far as blood, gore and violence is concerned.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War 4 is realistic in the sense where some undead Nazi soldiers will be equipped with actual weapons that were used in WWII. Also, the visuals and the gameplay look absolutely incredible as players venture through a war torn Europe from 1946 by Plan Z. For those who do not know Plan Z was basically Hitler’s idea to improve the German Navy known as Kriegmarine that began in 1938 and was expected to be completed by 1948. As far as shooter titles are concerned Zombie Army 4: Dead War looks very promising; the campaign mode is intriguing and it has the potential to be one of the best shooter games of 2020.