If you pay attention to gaming communities on the web, or read any of the popular gaming publications you will have no doubt watched or read tonnes of “Top [Insert Arbitrary Number Here] Most Anticipated Games of 2018” over the past few weeks. I know I have. Hell, it even got its own category at the Game Awards. And with all due respect I’m sure that you saw the same handful of games in every single list; RDR2, Spider-man, Days Gone, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Pokémon Switch (Nintendo plz) to name a few. Everyone of these lists neglects what will be one of the best games of the year – Dragon Marked for Death.
I’ve been meaning to get this piece out for about five months, when this game was announced during Nintendo’s Switch Nindies Showcase in late August of last year. Thankfully I did not, as this game’s delay into 2018 was announced just days before its initial release date. However, take note – Dragon Marked for Death will be one of 2018’s best games.
Mega Man fans should be amongst the most excited for the game’s release as Inti Creates, who are best known for creating the Mega Man Zero franchise, is developing it. I have never been a fan of the Mega Man series though I have always been a fan of the series’ aesthetics, specifically those in the Zero series created by Toru Nakayama.
Described as a “dark fantasy style action RPG”, DMFD takes players on a side scrolling adventure where up to 4 players can play together via an online and offline co-op system. Gamers that enjoy playing their games alone (me) can also do solo runs through the game that will see them take on 30 main story quests. The game will feature tried and true character classes like warriors, mages and ninjas that RPG players are familiar with.
The only thing about the game that fans should be worried about, is the game’s release date which is officially noted as “sometime in 2018”. With that said I have complete faith that Inti Creates will get the game out in time and while most will tell you to be excited for the titles that spend millions of marketing dollars, I’d urge you to not overlook this gem releasing for the Switch.