Nintendo Switch: 10 Exclusives to get excited for during the rest of 2019

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#7. Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon is one of the most fondly remembered series of the mid-90s and early 2000s for a good reason. It not only had what at the time was considered pretty mind-blowing visuals, but was also one of the top shooters of the time without descending into the usual bullet hell only the best can beat meaning I could actually finish the games.

More than that, the Panzer Dragoon games felt truly unique, and like you were stepping into this utterly alien world. Everything from the landscapes to the fact that the series had its own made-up language (though that mostly came into play in the third entry, Panzer Dragoon Saga, which was a shooter RPG with extensive dialogue and arguably the best entry) helped enforce that feeling, and it was incredibly refreshing.

The Panzer Dragoon series as a whole has had the unfortunate luck of being on consoles that either weren’t that popular (Sega Saturn) or while popular enough, comprised of an audience that didn’t care much at the time for Japanese-developed games (the original Xbox).

The remake may not boast the best visuals you’ll see on any modern console, but it still looks pretty cool and reminiscent of the previous games. As long as the excellent shooting remains intact, I think finally being put on an extremely popular platform like the Nintendo Switch this remake will get a shot at the audience it deserves.

More importantly, this is just the first step. It’s already been announced that a remake of the second game, Panzer Dragoon Zwei is in the works so let’s hope these sell well enough to justify a remake of Panzer Dragoon Saga and maybe even an eventual new entry in the series. The Panzer Dragoon remake is currently slated for a Winter 2019 release.