While the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a commercial success for Nintendo, it seems that there are still quite a few big named games out there that have yet to be released on the console. We’re not sure why, but if we had to guess, hardware limitations could be one of them as the Switch isn’t exactly the most powerful console compared to the PS4 or Xbox One.
Kingdom Hearts 3 is an example of a game that will not be launching on the Switch, but apparently Square Enix wants to change that. In a video put out by YouTuber DreamcastGuy, he claims to have heard from a source that the company apparently “wants” to bring Kingdom Hearts 3 onto the Switch, but are apparently going to base their decision on whether or not it will sell.
The response from developers and publishers to the Nintendo Switch is a very different tone compared to that of the Wii U, where even retailers called its sales “disappointing”. However it seems that despite the Switch’s popularity, not everyone is ready to hop on board the bandwagon just yet.
Eidos Montreal is one of them as the developer has recently confirmed that they do not have plans to bring the new Tomb Raider game, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, onto the Switch. Speaking to GameSpot, lead game designer Heath Smith said that the studio is currently focused on bringing the game onto the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC, but he feels that the Switch isn’t necessarily the right fit for Shadow of the Tomb Raider right now, despite the fact that he is a big fan of Nintendo’s latest console.
If you love indies, the Nintendo Switch is actually a great platform for them. There have been many great indie titles launching on the Switch and if you are looking forward to more of them, you’ll be pleased to learn that Ubisoft has announced that they will be bringing two indie titles onto the console.
This will come in the form of Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War, both of which are under Ubisoft’s UbiArt’s banner. These games aren’t exactly new with both Child of Light and Valiant Hearts having been released about four years ago. However for those who haven’t played them or would like to replay them on the Switch, we suppose it’s still a good opportunity to do so.
As you might have heard, Wolfenstein II will be launching on the Nintendo Switch later this week. This is great news for fans of Wolfenstein who would love to be able to play the game on the console. However if you were hoping to see older Wolfenstein games arrive for the Switch, you'll be disappointed to learn that won't be happening.
Speaking to GameSpot, Adam Creighton, studio head at developer Panic Button said that there are no plans to bring older titles to the Switch. For those unfamiliar, Panic Button is the developer that will be porting the game to the Switch. However according to Creighton, it's not their decision as that will be up to Bethesda, the game's publisher.
The Nintendo Switch plays home to a ton of great games, but we're sure that as much as gamers love Nintendo's titles, they would also love the ability to access other more mainstream games found on the PC or other consoles, such as Activision's Call of Duty, for example. The good news is that Switch gamers could have their wishes granted.
In a report from Gaming Intel, they have heard from their sources that apparently Call of Duty could be coming to the Switch. However there is a catch and that is this will not be your typical Call of Duty game, but instead it will be a Battle Royale game based on Call of Duty. This means that if you were hoping for Black Ops 4, then you might be disappointed.
If you were hoping to see more football games on the Nintendo Switch besides EA's FIFA, you might be interested to hear that according to the latest rumors, SEGA's Football Manager could be making its way onto the console in the future, although exactly which version of the game remains unclear.
Rumors of Football Manager arriving on the Switch broke last month where it was rated for the console in South Korea. Following that rumor, series director Miles Jacobson tweeted a rather cryptic tweet which for those unfamiliar, references a quoted famed footballer Eric Cantona made back in 1995. We're not sure if this is Jacobson's way of confirming the rumors or if it could be nothing at all.
Over the years we've seen Android handset makers experiment with a variety of screen sizes and screen resolutions, resulting in a bunch of different display aspect ratios. However the good news for those who spend a lot of time on YouTube is that it the platform's dynamic video player feature is now available on Android.
For those unfamiliar with the feature, it debuted on iOS devices first where the player could automatically adjust itself to content in different aspect ratios. This means that regardless of how the video was captured or your device's display size, the dynamic video player means that YouTube will try and cut out as much of the black bars as possible to give users a full screen experience.
We know that there were some gamers who were surprised (in a good way, we hope) when DOOM was brought onto the Nintendo Switch. However for those hoping to see older Doom titles arrive for the Switch, it seems that hackers are hard at work trying to get older copies of the games onto the console.
In fact there has been some progress because according to the folks at iodoom3 (via Kotaku), they have managed to Doom 3 up and running on the Switch. This is possible in part thanks to id Software releasing the source code to Doom 3 back in 2011. However it is unclear as to how they will get older Doom titles up and running on the console, but it seems that Doom 3 has been successfully ported, or at least somewhat.
Back in the day of the Wii U, it seemed that many developers weren't that excited about creating games for the platform. However Nintendo seems to have turned that narrative around with the Switch, where it appears that many developers are expressing their excitement for the console, such as Capcom.
Recently the company announced that they would be releasing the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary collection for the Switch, along with all the Mega Man X games, and also the upcoming Mega Man 11, but it seems that isn't all. According to a tweet by Dr. Serkan Toto, Capcom apparently has plans to port more games onto the Switch, some of which are titles that weren't available previously for Nintendo consoles.
When it comes to protecting their intellectual property, Nintendo can be rather particular about that, such as creating programs that YouTubers need to be part of in order to post videos on Nintendo games. The company also for the longest time ever avoided releasing games on mobile, instead encouraging gamers to buy their hardware instead.
However Nintendo seems to be having a change of heart, at least over in China where it seems that together with a partnership with NVIDIA and Chinese company iQiyi, they will be bringing games from the GameCube and the Wii onto devices like the NVIDIA SHIELD. This was revealed in a series of videos on Twitter by user Daniel Ahmad that were apparently taken from a presentation in China.
The Nintendo Switch is great for playing new games, but if you want to relive some nostalgia, you'll be pleased to learn that in addition to announcing Mega Man 11 for the Nintendo Switch, Capcom has also announced that they'll be bringing all the Mega Man X titles onto the Switch along with the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.
Note that the Mega Man X titles will also be launched for other platforms like the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC in addition to the Switch. The release is scheduled for the Summer of 2018, but no specific dates have been mentioned yet so we guess we'll just have to wait and see, but it should prove to be a good way to bid our time until Mega Man 11 is released, which Capcom claims is set for late 2018.