5 Games We’re Excited for in 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 is upon us, and we have a whole new year of games to look forward to. Here are five Nintendo games we’re excited for in 2018.
Bayonetta 1 & 2 (Switch)
They might not be new games, but as someone who loved Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 when I played them for the first time on my Wii U, I’m thrilled that they’re coming to the Switch on February 16. Of course, the development of Bayonetta 3 is even more exciting, but we don’t know when that will be released yet. Nevertheless, for those who haven’t played them or fans who want to play them again, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 will bring plenty of stylish action combat this year.
The Alliance Alive (3DS)
The Legend of Legacy had a fairly mediocre reception when it came out in 2015, especially from players who enjoy RPGs for their stories. However, the developers decided to follow it up with a story-driven turn-based RPG called The Alliance Alive, which will be out for the 3DS on March 27. From everything that has been shown so far, The Alliance Alive looks like it will be a strong choice for anyone eager to play a traditional JRPG.
Project Octopath Traveler (Switch)
Speaking of traditional JRPGs, Project Octopath Traveler (which may or may not be retitled before its release) is a turn-based RPG due out for the Switch in 2018 from Square Enix. Starring 8 characters with their own unique skills, Project Octopath Traveler sounds like a promising game. A demo is available from the eShop if you want to try it out. Two characters can be played in the demo.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch)
2018 will also see the return of a popular tactical RPG series. Although the Switch version doesn’t have a set release date yet for either Japan or other regions, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is due out this year. Set at the same time as the original Valkyria Chronicles, Valkyria Chronicles 4 follows characters from the Federation in their fight against the Eastern Imperial Alliance.
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch)
We still don’t know entirely what to expect from the next No More Heroes game, but Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is due out for the Switch sometime in 2018. Set seven years after No More Heroes 2, the plot involves Travis being pulled into a video game console. It should be a hack-and-slash game in the style of previous entries in the series, and we should see more from it in the months ahead.
2017 was a fantastic year for Nintendo, and we have a lot to look forward to in 2018. These are just a few of the upcoming Nintendo games we’re excited for, but many more have been announced. What are your most-anticipated Nintendo games of 2018? Let us know in the comments.