As the 2013 year is going to be coming to a close, it is going to be time to look at some of the products that had come out in 2013 as far as video games are concerned. It is a year that has seen a completion of the major competition for the 8th generation of video gaming. The Wii U had already been out and this year alone saw the release of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Technically, there were two hand-helds that were major that had been released such as the Nintendo 3DS and the PlayStation Vita.
The PlayStation 4 was released this year. It is the latest device by Sony in regards to the video game industry. It is looking to go for a rebound considering what had transpired with the PlayStation 3. Unlike the PS3 and PS2, this one does not have backwards compatibility. That would mean that if you’re going to sell the PS3 without the games, they would be of no use due to the fact you have no way of playing them. If this is successful, it will impact the industry and show that it was a rebound following the PS3’s inability to make a strong first impression. While it will not be compatible with PS3 games, they should think about putting them online having its own category. The same could be said for the PS2 and PS1 games.
Microsoft released its next generation console being the Xbox One. It is the successor to the Xbox 360. The difference is that it is going to be just compatible with Xbox One games instead of having compatibility with the 360. Perhaps they could put them in a category called Xbox 360 games as a digital download if at all possible. There was some serious potential for the Xbox One. Whether it lives up to it is another story.
There are also games that came out for the Wii U. The newest game that came out for the Mario franchise was Super Mario 3D World. It is a game that does have the power ups. It does have a new super suit but only after failing so many times consecutively. It is the White Tanooki suit. Whether it’s really necessary is debatable but if you don’t want to use it, don’t get it.
Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate was released on the Nintendo 3DS. For Castlevania fans, it is part of the Lords of Shadow trilogy. It continues the story and tells about other characters such as Trevor Belmont, Alucard, and Simon Belmont. For those looking to know more about them, you’ll have to play the game to find out.
There is also the latest game in the Legend of Zelda franchise. It is known as Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. It is one that does follow the events of A Link to the Past on Super Nintendo, which was one of the best games ever made for the Zelda franchise.
While there was an impact for 2013 in the video game industry, it will be interesting to see what will arrive in 2014. With the Xbox One and PS4 out there, it will be interesting what happens in the 8th generation of video gaming.