The gaming world is encountering a massive renewal in older IPs that are coming from storied studios, and the reason for that is not entirely clear at the moment. It may be that the studios have run short of ideas, or maybe they are attending back to the days of nostalgia but whatsoever, it has simply proved to be far too beneficial for the studios for them to ignore.
Given that the Square Enix revisited Final Fantasy 7 in a much bizarre style, recently many developers have announced that they are presently working on dusting off some older IPs of their own.
Abiding to which the XIII has made a sudden return with Ubisoft, Resident Evil 3 which has been released recently, System Shock which is allegedly stuck in the development process, and of course the Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
The recent remakes and the re-masters have proven out to be strangely successful for the countless reasons listed above as the studios have upgraded the adventures to further add in a bit more spice that was however missing or lacking during the ear they were originally released in.
As it happens that Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has managed to dethrone Animal Crossing and also, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Takes The Number 1 Spot In UK Sales. Moreover, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down at all. Minecraft Dungeons although being a digital download instead of boxed has sold off similarly well but that isn’t taken it account.
This is certainly one of those rare times when a Nintendo title has surpassed a bestselling Nintendo title on the same platform as Nintendo prefers to spread out their massive releases. The reason for the occurrence of such an incident is putting light on the fact that whether it is the inclusion of Shulk into Super Smash Bros Ultimate that has piqued interest into precisely where the character stems from or is it that the fans are simply more anxious to once again step into what has been called the waifu collecting franchise.
The title which has been reported to pit man versus machine has been subsequently upgraded to a glorious higher resolution that further includes modern mechanics, making it far easier to track the quests in the re-master as compared to the base game.
Added to this, a new epilogue has also been crafted that offers a glimpse in life one year after the events in the main story conclude that lets Shulk and Melia face a new yet risky and dangerous threat.
The standard title, however, seems to be there in force, and although the newly added epilogue is fantastic, the players aren’t necessarily missing out on anything by skipping this version where the prior version was released almost a decade ago on June 10, 2012, in Japan and 2012 in North America.
However, still, the re-master has sold off more than double the original which was released for the Wii as fans have once again become delighted by the fantastic story of the young scientist, Shulk.