It is that time of the year again, E3 is upon us and I am anxious and excited and weirded out to be honest because this year we had so many leaks so far, never the less the following are my most wanted E3 2018 hopes and dreams:
- Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch coming in 2018
it is no secret how much I love Animal Crossing, it is not secret because I talk about it all the time I fucking love Animal Crossing, I would love nothing more to have a new game on my Switch so I can play it before I go to sleep and when I wake up and during my lunch break and well you get the idea.
- Metroid Prime Trilogy Remastered for Nintendo Switch
I think for the past 4 years I have had Metroid related hopes and dreams for E3 every year, last year Nintendo rewarded it with Prime 4 announcement and Samus Returns which I loved, now I want the original trilogy remastered on Switch so I can play them again and again until prime 4 comes out.
- Castlevania Collection
There is a rumor that Konami is going to announce a Castlevania collection in the veins of Megaman Collection that is already out, if that collection contains the DS games and the GBA games and Symphony of the Night and they are done well with no input lag glitches, I will cry and I will cry hard.
- Bethesda’s Starfield project
I believe that Fallout 76 is not Bethesda’s big 2 titles, because they said many times that those titles are not Fallout or Elder Scrolls and with the involvement of the Bethesda Texas which was Battle Cry before and they are working on this game I believe that Fallout 76 is a game primarily made by the Texas studio using Fallout 4 assets and engine, now as of Starfield it just feels like this year we might not get an announcement, because I don’t think Bethesda will announce a game to release next Q4 2019, so I am just going to hope and wait.
- Cyberpunk 2077
Now I won’t like Cyberpunk 2077 is my most anticipated game for next year as of now, after Witcher 3 I am just on board for whatever CPR has in the pipeline and next week we will get our first look at the game and I am just happy, fingers crossed for a May 2019 release.
Nintendo Switch is only few weeks away which only means my bags are in the overhead and I am on board the hype plane, yes it is a plane now. “Game Journalists” around the internet are making lists about the games they want on Switch in the near future so I thought maybe I should do the same, the following are five franchises that are not announced to come out on Nintendo Switch as of now but would love to have them show up, Keep in mind while games like Smash Bros. hasn’t been announced yet it is very obvious that it will at some point that is why I didn’t include those in the list :
- Advance Wars
Advance Wars was a huge title on the Gameboy Advance back in the 2000s and it also had two great sequels on the DS but the games has been absent for almost 10 years and most of that goes back to Fire Emblem’s new found success on the 3DS hence why it has 3 titles coming this year only, while I love Fire Emblem I think it is a universal truth that we want a new Advance Wars and I really wish it came out sometime next year.
when Nintendo announced Federation Force I said this is bad both ways, if it is a successful title Nintendo will push the new formula for a decade which means bye bye Samus and if it was a failure then Nintendo will put off the series even further which means bye bye Samus, I really hope they prove me wrong and bring back the series to its roots and I think it could work really well now days, if games like Shovel Knight can find success I am sure a 2DS Metroid will too, Please Nintendo.
- Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Tactics Advance and its superior sequel on DS were amazing games, now I also like the PS1 game even though I only put in 30 hours and didn’t finish it but I think I liked the simpler on surface yet super deep tactics and progression systems, I really enjoyed those games and I do think the climate is very suitable for another Tactics game in the Final Fantasy universe and the Switch is perfect for it!
- Megaman ZX
Megaman ZX and its sequel ZX Advent came out DS and I personally think they are the evolution of Megaman Zero games in a really good way, the games has a Metroidvania or Zelda-like structure which allows you to explore the map by acquiring keys or skills which will help explore more and beat new bosses and get more powers, what shines here is the classic Megaman gameplay and universe in a post apocalyptic setting with lots of depth, I have been begging for more ZX and it is time for Capcom to hear my cries, or a Battle Network reboot.
- Monster Hunter
I can’t stop playing Monster Hunter, I love this series and it is obvious that Capcom is trying to make it appeal to a wider audience in the west the problem is this game does well in Japan on handheld but handheld is not doing so well in the west so it is really a tricky situation and that is why the Switch is really perfect to solve this issue, I believe that Monster Hunter and Pokemon are crucial to Switch’s success and the sooner they appear on the console the better for everyone, but mostly for me.
Ofcourse I would love to see Overwatch and Persona 5 on the console but I know that wont happen so I kept the list a bit realistic.