In the era of 4k gaming, photoreal graphics and adult gaming culture, Nintendo have stood firm and kept an emphasis on doing things differently. I love the Switch because it’s not a soulless box with the same games as everyone else, gameplay is more varied and most of all it’s great fun! In this blog, I’m going to look at some of the best games coming later in 2018 to get excited about.
The first few times I played Super Smash Brothers on the N64 I really didn’t know what was happening, but it was incredible fun. This fast-paced fighting game is like Mario Kart in that it takes characters from all across the Nintendo family and pits them against each other, except instead of racing it’s a fighting game. The aim is to knock your opponent from the boundaries of the stage instead of depleting an energy bar placing it somewhere between Sumo and Boxing. From the initial trailer it looks like Mario, Bowser, Link, Pikachu, Kirby and the two inklings from Splatoon will all be involved. I’m sure there will also be other characters in the game, given that the last version on the Wii had 58 playable characters. The GameCube version went on to become the console’s biggest selling game, so I expect this to be a massive hit.
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition
The original Hyrule Warriors came out for the Wii U in 2014 and combines elements of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda with Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors series. It became one of the biggest selling titles released on the platform. Taking the hack and slash gameplay of Destiny Warriors and adding an adventure mode using a map based on the original Legend of Zelda, it combines the best of both franchises. The Switch version promises all of the content from the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS releases as well as new elements specially developed for the Switch.
Mario Tennis Aces
The first Mario tennis game appeared on the very short lived and obscure Virtual Boy machine and though the console was a massive flop, the idea of having Mario Characters playing tennis lived on, and it’s a good job it did! If you’re looking for a simulation of tennis this is not the type of game for you, but if you like a fun, arcade style tennis game with larger than life characters and addictive gameplay then you won’t be able to wait for this. In my student days I used to play the N64 version for hours on end due to it being downright brilliant. As a party game where anyone can pick it up it excels but has enough depth to keep you coming back. The Switch version promises a story mode (a first for the home console version) new shot types and Wii Tennis style motion control. The characters seem to all have had a new makeover too. Definitely one I’m looking forward to!
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
This first-person shooter is aimed more at the adult gamer. It’s got everything you want in a first-person shooter – guns, baddies and plot. In this version the Nazis have taken over the United States somehow, but historical inaccuracies aside it promises slick gameplay and a big body count as you play as B.J. Blazkowicz. What’s not to like?
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