Final Fantasy VII: Remake Coming To Switch and Xbox One in 2021!!!

After many months of speculation we now finally know that Final Fantasy VII: Remake will eventually be ported for other game systems outside of the PlayStation 4. As many people know Final Fantasy VII: Remake appeared on the PS4 back in March 2020 and has achieved tremendous success since its release. It was reported that Final Fantasy VII: Remake reaches at least 3.5 million copies in sales within 72 hours of its initial release and has been seen as one of the most popular RPG’s of 2029 thus far. While many knew that FFVII: Remake was eventually going to appear on Microsoft Windows at sone point there had always been uncertainty hovering over whether or not it would appear on Microsoft Windows or the Nintendo Switch. The fact that FFVII: Remake is coming to both Xbox One & Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows is great news especially considering that more people are becoming PC users nowadays; also the popularity of the Switch console has been rapidly increasing since its release back in 2017.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake was praised for a variety of features including its optimal visuals courtesy of the Unreal Engine 4. Also, the retelling of the story from the original FFVII involving Cloud Strife as the main protagonist as he attempts to stop Sephiroth and a mega corporation from controlling and destroying the earth. Seeing that a majority of high profile Final Fantasy games have already appeared on the Switch console seeing FFVII: Remake on the hybrid game system will be very interesting. While the official release date of Final Fantasy VII: Remake for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows have yet to be revealed its been speculated that it will occur sometime around Q1/Q2 of 2021. Hopefully, we will learn more about the other versions of FFVII: Remake outside of the PlayStation 4 within the next couple of months or so.

Upcoming Games- Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions (2020)

There are many interesting games that the world is looking forward to seeing throughout the rest of 2020 and one of them so happens to be a sports game coming soon to multiple game systems. It has been confirmed that Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows in Summer 2020 between August 27th & 28th. Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions will be developed by Tamisoft a gaming company that has been around since the early 90’s and has worked on some games within the Toshinden & Dream Club series. Also, Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions will be published by Bandi Namco Entertainment which has published plenty of high profile games in general over the past couple of years. There is not too much information about the game itself that has been made public aside from the fact that it allows both single and multiplayer gameplay.

As many people know the Captain Tsubasa sports manga has been around for over three decades following its inception back in April 1981. Since then the world has seen various volumes from different mangas within the Captain Tsubasa series including “World Youth” from the 90’s “Road To 2002” and “Golden-23” from the 00’s; along with “Kaigai Gekito Hen” and “Rising Sun” from the 10’s decade. The Captain Tsubasa sports manga see is legendary worldwide especially in Japan and even had its share of animes & films during the 80’s, 90’s, early 00’s and most recently the late 10’s. The anime-like visuals for Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions looks amazing and similar to that of DBZ-Kakakot which utilized the Unreal Engine 4 following its release back in January 2020. Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions will be one of the first high profile home console games that the world will have seen since the 90’s back when the series itself was far more popular. It will be interesting to see how successful Captain Tsubasa: Rise Of Champions will become following its upcoming release on multiple game systems in August 2020.

Nintendo Switch Online reaches 15,000,000 subscribers!!!

It looks there has been a lot of interstellar news within the gaming world as of late along with the growing popularity of Nintendo Switch Online being one of them. As far as subscribers are concerned Nintendo Switch Online has apparently jumped from having over 10 million in July 2019 to having at least 15 million. Its no secret that Nintendo Switch Online has been around for over a year following its launch back in September 2018; since then many people have been attracted to Nintendo’s online subscription due to the retro NES/SNES titles that have been featured along with online multiplayer gameplay certain games. However, there is no question that Nintendo Switch Online still has a very long way to go before catching up with lines of PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live as far as subscribers are concerned. As it currently stands Playstation Plus has at least 36 million subscribers which was something that we learned in late 2019. But during the start of 2019 it was revealed at Xbox Live had over 64 million subscribers which is not surprising since the online service has been around since the 00’s. Also, the Xbox Live is accessible on more platforms such as: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS and Android.

While we are still towards the beginning of 2020 and its always possible that the number of subscribers for the Nintendo Switch Online can increase significantly especially since the console itself is performing very well in terms of sales. However, just because more people are purchasing the Nintendo Switch it does not guarantee that the number off subscribers will necessarily increase. But then again the $20 yearly subscription fee for the NES/SNES online video game library very tempting and will most likely continue to play a substantial role in attracting more people throughout 2020.

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.

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road To Boruto Confirmed for Switch in 2020!!!

As it relates to big releases for the Nintendo Switch next year one of the few things that people are talking about right now is the upcoming release of Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road To Boruto for the Switch console. Road to Boruto 4 was initially released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft during the early part of 2016 was one of the most popular fighting games of that time period. Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road To Boruto was developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Bandi Namco Entertainment with the video game series being around since the early 00’s. It has recently been revealed that Road To Boruto will be heading to the Switch console on April 23th in Japan. Also, Road To Boruto will be receiving a worldwide release for the Switch console the following day on April 24th next year.

While the upcoming Switch port of Road To Boruto is big need that has everyone excited people are questioning whether or not the Switch port will on par with the PS4 or Xbox One versions of the game. As far as in game content is concerned we do know that all versions of Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road To Boruto will include a new set of DLC in the form of costumes and characters such as Monoshiki & Kinshiki. As a fighting game there is no question that Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4: Road To Boruto will be a huge attraction for Switch owners who do not currently own it for the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One.

Super Metroid Remake Coming Soon to Nintendo Switch?

One of the hottest rumors right now as it pertains to the gaming world involves the possibility of receiving a Remastered Switch port of Nintendo’s Super Metroid from 1993. For those who do not know Super Metroid was one of the most high profile Super Nintendo titles from the 90’s and is a game that has been critically acclaimed since its release back in ’93. The news regarding the possibility of receiving a Switch version of Super Metroid is one that has yet to be officially confirmed by Nintendo. In fact, there has also been rumors regarding the Metroid Prime Trilogy from 2009 being ported for the Nintendo Switch sometime within the next year or two as well. The idea of having four older Metroid titles on the Switch console is one that sound fantastic especially since we all know the Metroid Prime 4 is not coming out anytime soon. A Twitter user by the name of LeakyPandy who has a track record of accurately predicting some of Nintendo’s past Direct Presentations made these claims regarding the possibility of older Metroid titles coming to the Nintendo Switch.

It has been suggested that the potential remake for Super Metroid will resemble that of Metroid: Samus Returns which appeared on the Switch console back in 2017. The reimagining of Super Metroid for the Switch console would be very interesting especially considering the fact that the game itself is about 26 years overdue for a remake in general. If these rumors are true hopefully Nintendo will most likely confirm this within the next couple of months or so because its something that long time fans of the series definitely would love to see.

Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack confirmed for the Switch console!!!!

One of the few things that has been making headlines within the gaming world as of late involves the upcoming Switch ports of the JRPG classics Final Fantasy VII & VIII from the late 90’s. As far as big attractions are concerned both Final Fantasy VII & VIII were among two of the best selling video games for the PS1 when they were released between ’97-’99. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII had sold close to 10 million following its release in January 1997 and was the third best selling game for the legendary PS1. The inclusion of memorable characters such Cloud Strife, Tifa Lockhart, Sephiroth made Final Fantasy VII arguably the best entry within series with a cult following that that is still present to this day. Final Fantasy VIII was a game that was not quite as successful as its ’97 predecessor but still managed to reach at least 7 million sales while becoming the seventh best selling title for the PS1. Despite, being criticized for its complicated gameplay and quality issues with Disc 3 FFVIII was still a game that fans of the FF series are still quite fond of.

Final Fantasy VII & VIII will undoubtedly be huge attractions for the Nintendo Switch especially considering the fact that those two titles are among the biggest JRPG’s that have never appeared on a Nintendo based console. As it currently stands the multi-language Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack can currently be pre-ordered for $49.99 on Play-Asia.com. Also, it has not been confirmed on whether or not the Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack will receive a physical release released outside of Asia or in western countries like America. As far as upcoming releases are concerned with the Final Fantasy series is concerned we know for a fact that the Final Fantasy VII: Remake has been confirmed to appear in America as a PS4 exclusive while there seems to be no plans at all regarding Square Enix doing something similar with Final Fantasy VIII outside it being remastered. Hopefully, the Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack will be released in western countries like America sometime in the near future or perhaps in 2020.

Upcoming Switch Games- Moon: Remix RPG Adventure: (2019)

As far as classic RPG’s from the 90’s are concerned there are many titles that instantly comes Mind such as Chrono Trigger, Secret Of Mana, Earthbound, Final Fantasy VI-VIII and others that were very popular. Most of those RPG’s were titles that the whole world got to see back in the 90’s especially since they all appeared in other opposed to being Japanese exclusives. When it comes down to JRPG exclusive market one of the many titles that never appeared outside of Japan was a game developed by Love-de-Lic and published by ASCII Entertainment known as Moon: Remix RPG Adventure from 1997. Since its release approximately 22 years ago the game has been considered to be a classic by many fans and critics for various qualities such as its soundtrack in which 30 different composers had worked on prior to its PS1 release in October ’97. The graphics and visuals for Moon: Remix RPG Adventure was pretty cool especially since it utilized 16-bit sprites with 3D backgrounds similar to that of Square Enix’s Xenogears game from 1998. In fact, a couple developers who had previously worked with Square Enix in the 90’s prior to their respective departures from the company involved in the development of Moon: Remix RPG Advance.

Video Game developers such as Akira Ueda, Kenichi Nishi and Tarō Kudou had roles in the development of popular RPG’s created by Square Enix such as Super Mario RPG which was arguably one of the best games within its genre to have appeared on the Super NES during the mid 90’s. While Moon: Remix RPG Adventure was not nearly as big as other RPG’s that appeared on the PS1 such as Final Fantasy VII which was also released in ’97 it was a game that could have arguably shine a bit more outside of Japan if it came out between ’98-’99. Lucky, Moon: Remix RPG Adventure will be headed to western countries such as America sometime between now and January 2020. An official release date for Moon: Remix RPG Adventure has yet to be confirmed and hopefully it will be not be delayed until 2020. Based on what we know Moon: Remix RPG Adventure will have a different publisher known as Onion Games opposed to the original one ASCII Entertainment. It will be interesting to see how well this JRPG classic will be received in western countries approximately 22 years following its initial release in Japan.

Upcoming Games- Tower Of Time : (2020)

As far as upcoming games are concerned one of the few indie games that people are looking forward to seeing on various consoles is an RPG title known as Tower Of Time. For those who do not know Tower Of Time was developed by Event Horizon and published by Digerati and it first appeared in Steam back in 2018. This isometric RPG title has many cool features such as advanced customization options which gives players access to a robust skill system along with seven different classes to choose from. The visuals for Tower Of Time looks impressive as the game provides players with gameplay interesting level designs and unique combat challenges. As a tactical role-playing game Tower Of Time has the potential to be one of the top games within its genre in 2020.

As it currently stands Tower Of Time has already been confirmed to appear for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch sometime during the first quarter of 2020. Also, it has been said that Tower Of Time will provide players with at least 50 hours of gameplay and will place a ton of emphasis on tactical combat where technology meets magic in the fictional world of Artara. Hopefully, we will get an official release date for Tower Of Time within the next couple of months or so.

Trials Of Mana Coming to the PS4, Switch and PC in early 2020!!!!

As fas as blockbuster announcements are concerned in relation to Nintendo Switch the reveal trailer for the Trials Of Mana is something that everyone is talking about. The Trials Of Mana is a high definition remake of a JRPG classic known as Seiken Densetsu 3 which appeared exclusively in Japan for the SNES back in 1995. Since its release back in the mid 90’s Seiken Densetsu 3 was never released in America mainly due to how popular 3D gaming was starting to become during that era. Even though, the 2D version of Seiken Densetsu 3 was ported for the Nintendo Switch back in 2017 it was available exclusively in Japan before appearing America in the Collection Of Mana on June 11th this year. Seiken Densetsu 3 is a game that includes multiple characters with their own storylines & endings and is considered to be one of the most underrated Action-RPG’s for the SNES.

There are many people who question how successful Trials Of Mana will be in the future especially after the release Secret Of Mana HD in 2018. The Secret Of Mana HD was a game that was solid but at the same time did not live up to many people’s expectations because it felt somewhat different from the original 16-bit version of the game. Hopefully, Trials Of Mana will not have that same issue especially since Seiken Densetsu 3 was never officially released in American retail stores in the past. As it currently stands Trials Of Mana is expected to appear on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in early 2020 and will be among the few RPG’s that Square Enix will have to offer better the second half of 2019 & 2020.