Top 10 Things I’m Excited For in 2018
Today is the first day of 2018, and I’m going to greet it with positivity! Now that we’ve rid ourselves of 2017, it’s time to look ahead to all the great things that are going to happen this year. So, what am I most excited about this year?
10. E3 2018
Now, E3 is always exciting because it’s where companies show off their newest games and plans for the future, as well as the numerous independent developers that show off their new games, many with gameplay demos. However, it’s being pushed back to number 10 because it’s a yearly occurrence, so I’ll give new things their time to shine.
9. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0
Now, I’m insanely excited about the final film in the Evangelion Rebuild series, but I have one fear that puts it this high up on the list. I think it will be delayed again. I know, it’s basically just preaching to the choir, but the film was originally supposed to be released in 2015. I think there’s a good chance that Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 could be released in 2018, I think there’s a large chance it could be delayed even further.
8. Steven Universe
Yes, Steven Universe will be back in action, and it seems like the story is going to be the best we’ve seen yet. The show is coming back in a few days on January 5th. It also seems like we could get a somewhat stable schedule for the show, or at least less than 150 days between episodes.
While we haven’t heard much info on this title, we were shown it an its main mechanic last E3. It’s a new Yoshi game with a unique idea of being able to flip the stage to find different paths, secrets, and solutions to puzzles. It also looks bright and vibrant, and almost has a Woolly World feel to its graphics.
6. Kirby Star Allies
Kirby is one of Nintendo’s most popular characters, and that’s due to his cute design and fun games. Well this year we’re getting his debut on the Switch, and it looks like a great time. It features one new defining mechanic, that being the ability to ally with enemies and combine powers to make strong and unique attacks. This feature almost ensures that it’s going to have a great multiplayer just like most other Kirby games.
5. Doomsday Clock
While the first two issues of Doomsday Clock have already been released, the series hasn’t fully picked up yet. Issue #2 which recently released started to kick off the main events which will be followed up on in issue #3, and the following issues until the conclusion in October.
4. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
I am a huge fan of Castlevania, so I am very excited for its spiritual successor. It’s also being led by Koji Igarashi, who worked on many of the great Castlevania games, including Symphony of the Night, which is the style Bloodstained is looking to emulate.
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Let’s face it, Han Solo is one of the best characters in Star Wars. He’s smart, funny, sarcastic, and is shrouded in mystery. So, getting to finally learn his backstory and how he gets the Falcon and meets Chewbacca is totally cool with me. This is in addition to Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian, which is a match made in heaven. It also looks like this could be similar to a Star Wars Guardians of the Galaxy, which is just something everybody needs in their life.
2. Avengers: Infinity War
Infinity War is going to be the biggest Marvel movie since the original Avengers. We’re going to finally see Thanos in action, as well as how our heroes have been doing since the end of Civil War. This is all in addition to the promise that there will be death, and of at least one of our main heroes. While it isn’t very difficult to eliminate certain people, some of the actors have been playing these roles for a decade, and might want to change it up.
1. Mega Man 11
Honestly, how could this not be number one? It’s the first time Mega Man will have a new game in seven years, and so far, it looks great. I’ve been very excited for it, and I’ve gone far enough to analyze the small trailer we got. Capcom is going to release more info about it in the summer, presumably at E3. Hopefully Mega Man 11 will help wash out the bad taste that Mighty №9 left in many players mouths. Either way, it’s going to be great to see the Blue Bomber in an original game of his own again.