Today is Friday, October 5, 2018. That means a couple of very popular games release today. You can get Super Mario Party and Assassins’s Creed: Odyssey today.
Super Mario Party can be thought of Mario Party 11 as a console game. The game released today exclusively for Nintendo Switch. For Mario fans or just Mario Party fans, Nintendo has released a game to look forward to playing on Switch for the month of October. Later on this month, Nintendo will launch more NES titles for its Nintendo Switch Online: NES app for subscribers.
In addition to Super Mario Party, Ubisoft put out a new entry in the Assassin’s Creed universe. This is Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Yes, that is correct. This is not Super Mario Odyssey. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For those living in Japan, the Cloud Version is available for Switch via streaming the cloud. There is also a streaming version on Google’s Project Stream.
CyGames, which is part owned by Nintendo developed Dragalia Lost on iOS And Android. The game released this week. Dragalia Lost is a free-to-play mobile game.
The game features overhead camera view gameplay. You tap and swipe the screen to move the character and to attack. Another feature it has is JRPG elements, upgrades. The next thing people may not like are micro-transactions. Maybe you do. The game is free, after all.
Here some footage of Dragalia Lost. It was played and recorded on an iPhone X. Enjoy these two short videos and let me know what you think of the game.
Dragalia Lost is available now for download on the App Store. Servers start on Friday, September 27. So, you cannot really do much aside from pre-loading.
When opening the game, it greets you with the Nintendo and CyGames logos. The title screen will show with the main theme playing. However, a message pops up saying you have to wait until September 27 to play. But you can at least listen to the main theme from the game to hold you over.
The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Episode 2 is out now for all major platforms. This includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Meanwhile, Telltale Games will attempt to complete Episodes 3 and 4 before the studio shuts down. They made no promises, though. More updates will be made once future details come out.
A PlayStation VITA successor is very unlikely at this point. Sony will be ending production of the PSVITA in 2019 in Japan. The system was considered a failure. Nintendo 3DS ended up selling better with over 72 million units.
Sony will put their focus on their PlayStation 4. The PS4 is the best selling console this generation. They will compete with Microsoft and Nintendo with consoles only. As disappointing as people may be, there probably will not be PSVITA successor.
Telltale Games will try to work out a way to finish up the series. But they made no promises.
Telltale Games has had a rough 2018. This year, sales for their games have been down. It has gotten so bad that 90% of their staff have been laid off. Only 25 are still employed at the company.
Telltale Games CEO Pete Hawley said on Twitter, “It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale Games as we worked to set the company on a new course.” Telltale ran out of time to deliver what they have promised. They have made games on The Walking Dead, Minecraft: Story Mode, Back to the Future: The Game, and more. One could even argue that the game engine could have scared potential consumers off. It is time to use a new engine. That was the plan after The Walking Dead: The Final Season but it might be too late for that now.
Melisa Hutchinson was the voice actress of Clementine in The Walking Dead series. She said “to my (her) knowledge, they will release Episode 2 and that will be it.” This was according to Kotaku.
Another post will be made tomorrow on The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Episode 2. Hopefully, Episode 2 will come out tomorrow for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC. But that may be the last episode.
Sony announced that they will be releasing a PlayStation Classic on December 3. It will come pre-loaded with twenty games. A few of the titles mentioned were Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4, and Wild Arms. More will be announced at a later time.
PlayStation Classic will cost $99.99 USD and $129.99 CAND. Tokyo Game Show is this week. Maybe more games will be announced there. They should put Metal Gear Solid on it.
This will be a great way to compete with Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic Editions. But Nintendo is offering more games. NES Classic includes thirty games and SNES Classic has twenty-one games pre-loaded on it. They are also much cheaper. Next, maybe Microsoft should consider making a Xbox Classic.
Here are more details on the new micro console as well as pre-order information.