Yesterday morning, Nintendo unveiled their newest home console, the Nintendo Switch; codenamed NX. It’s a console that acts as a portable system as well. You can take it with you everywhere you go and play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on a plane, train, or even a boat. The company shared an image of all of the third-parties that are supposedly supporting the new system. IGN reached out to some of the publishers and have received multiple comments on their thoughts about the Switch.
“With the Nintendo Switch’s unique capacities and design, Nintendo could again redefine the way we play games. The Nintendo Switch is accessible at its core and also seizes on the growing trends of sharing more experiences and playing anywhere at any time. Ubisoft and Nintendo enjoy a long-standing partnership and we are currently developing a number of games for the platform, including Just Dance 2017. We look forward to sharing more at a later date.” – Yves Guillemot, Co-founder and CEO, Ubisoft
“We’re happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on the trailer. While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of Nintendo Switch. We look forward to revealing specific details at a later date.” – 2K representative
“We’re happy to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Nintendo on the video. While we are not confirming any specific titles at this time, we are pleased to announce our partnership with Nintendo and support of the Switch. We look forward to revealing specific games and details in the future.” – Bethesda representative
“Congratulations to our partners at Nintendo on their reveal of Nintendo Switch – it’s great to see the excitement for their new device.” – EA representative
“SEGA and Nintendo have been great partners over the years, and we continue to with our support of the Nintendo Switch. We look forward to revealing specific game plans soon, but have nothing further to announce at this time.” – SEGA representative
“We are very excited about the possibilities that the Nintendo Switch brings to the gaming space. However, we don’t have anything to announce about already-existing titles or content that may currently be in development for it at this time.” – NIS America representative
“We’re thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch!” – Epic Games on Twitter
“We are excited to see the announcement of the Nintendo Switch. We are more than happy to support the promising game system and enhance our ongoing partnership with Nintendo. We look forward to sharing more about our commitment to Nintendo Switch in the near future.” – Square Enix representative
“Bandai Namco Entertainment has enjoyed a long partnership of publishing and developing great titles for Nintendo systems. We want to congratulate Nintendo on their exciting announcement. We look forward to bringing both iconic franchises and new titles to Nintendo Switch.” – Bandai Namco representative
“While we cannot confirm any specific series today, we can share our excitement to soon be bringing our projects to Nintendo Switch. Our dedication to creating emotionally engaging interactive stories that are identical for players using home consoles or on mobile/tablet devices on the go is a perfect fit for Nintendo’s innovative new hardware.” – Job J Stauffer, Head of Creative Communications, Telltale Games
“Thrilled to partner with Nintendo to provide Unity devs an exciting new target platform!” – Unity on Twitter
“Nintendo continually innovates to develop unique technology for gamers, and we are excited to expand our long-standing relationship by creating games for the Nintendo Switch.” – WB representative
“We’re excited to be supporting the Nintendo Switch and believe the games we publish are a perfect fit for the portable nature of the console.” – Atlus representative
Since the reveal yesterday, some additional details have emerged from sources at Nintendo regarding the “console”.
- The Switch cannot play physical 3DS or Wii U titles.
- Switch will support Unreal Engine 4.
- Switch will support Amiibo’s.
- It’s region-free.
- Though shown in the trailer, Skyrim: Remastered and NBA 2K are not quite confirmed for the system.
For more information on the initial reveal of the Nintendo Switch, you can check out my article here.