My preordered games of 2018 (So far)

Well I posted to separate posts before of the games I have preordered so far this year. And since those lists now has changed a bit, I thought I’d update them and put them in a big post instead. Some of the games have been released, others I changed my preorder for and some new ones have been added to the list.

Shining Resonance Refrain

Release: 2018-07-10 | Buying for: Nintendo Switch

I’m not sure how many Shining games we got outside of Japan, at least the none SRPG ones. Not so interested in those myself, but I’m very interested in this title.
Firstly I really like Tony Taka’s artstyle, especially how he draws elfs. Mmm…
But it looks like a fun JRPG, with battles in the vein of the Tales of games. And it’s based heavily around music and the characters weapons are also instruments and that is very intriguing to me.

Octopath Traveler

Release: 2018-07-13 | Buying for: Nintendo Switch

I wasn’t very into this game from the start, but the more I saw and saw of my friend trying the demo, it sold me on the game. It looks charming and at the same time I feel relaxed and happy when I see the sprites in this game. Time will tell if this preorder was a wise one, since I’m still a bit on the fence about this one.
Sure, Shining Resonance might not be a wise buy either. But I’m taking my chance with both and I hope they’ll be great.

Dragon Quest XI: Echos of an Elusive Age

Release: 2018-08-04 | Buying for: PlayStation 4

Back in February I made a bigger post about this game, but in Swedish. If you are interested to see my thoughts about it, you can read it here. Well since that post we’ve actually gotten a release date, it will come out in the beginning of September, more precise the 4th. God I’m looking forward to this! So glad they are adding voice-acting into the version in west. And some other fixes.


Release: 2018-04-07 | Buying for: PlayStation 4

Another one of those games I’ve been looking forward to since it was announced and as soon as we got the release date I quickly preordered it. It’s a shame it will be released 3 days after Dragon Quest XI, that means I’ll probably have to wait a bit with DQ before I start it, because I want to give it my complete focus.
And the same with Spider-Man.

Kingdom Hearts III

Release: 2018-??-?? | Buying for: PlayStation 4

Kingdom Hearts… Well what can I say?
Supposed to the end of Sora’s story arc and hopefully tie some of the story together in a good way. But I’m mostly excited for the new worlds, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Tangled, Big Hero 6 to name a few. With rumors of this one release around November, this will be my Christmas game this year. Just like the first game was, all those years ago when it released.

Super Smash Bros Switch

Release: 2018-??-?? | Buying for: Nintendo Switch

Can’t wait to see more from this game! The last Smash Bros game I played was Melee for the GameCube, so I’m really itching to get back into the fun. Keeping my fingers more Xenoblade representatives joins the battle, would love to see Elma from Xenoblade Chronicles X appear in the game. Either was I preordered this was as soon as I knew it was available for preorder. Now like with all other stuff in here, we play the waiting game. (Do I need to preorder that game too?)

Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu

Release: 2018-11-16 | Buying for: Nintendo Switch

This is going to be somewhat exciting. A Pokémon game that is a bit tied with Pokémon Go. Which I actually tried for the first time last week. Haha.
I think it looks good and Gen 1 is a bit closer to my heart than all the new Pokémon stuff, so I’m looking forward to heading back to Kanto and see if I still have some love left for Pokémon. :)

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Release: 2018-??-?? | Buying for: PlayStation 4

This isn’t really a preorder? Or is it? Either way I’ve been waiting for Bloodstained ever since I donated to the Kickstarter and hopefully nothing happens and we’ll finally see a release this year. Well I’m really looking forward to getting a new “Igavania” like game, it could actually be one of the games I’m looking forward to most this year. I’m also thinking about buying a second copy of the game, since my Kickstarter copy is a PlayStation 4 version, I might buy a Switch version.


Release: 2018-??-?? | Buying for: Nintendo Switch

With E3 around the corner, we will probably get the full name and release date of the game. Really looking forward to try this, had a blast with Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, so I really want to go back to these kinds of games. I think it looks fun and charming.

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