Electronic Arts recently announced that they want to have a game or two on the Nintendo Switch, and they will likely be from one of the companies well-known franchises. They have stated that they are excited for the Nintendo Switch, which is both a console and portable device, even though they are not sure how well received it will be at this time.
Nintendo certainly hopes for more third party support as they try to make console games handheld accessible. Otherwise, they risk trying to sell a handheld device that just does what many tablets and phones already do. Currently announced games include Just Dance 2017, Dragon Quest X and XI, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, RISE: Race to the Future, Riverside, Tank it!, Dungeon of Zarr, Cube Life: Island Survival HD, Sunu Ikkibu: Din Nahu, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. However, many companies have announced their support including Atlus Co, Bandai Namco, Maximum Games, PlatinumGames, Epic Games, Activision, Bethesda, SEGA, Take- Two Interactive, Ubisoft and others.
It seems hard to imagine playing Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda or Titanfall 2 on a handheld. Sims 4, FIFA, Madden, and NHL all seem more likely. What if the reason we haven’t gotten a Skate 4 yet was because, like Beyond Good and Evil 2, Nintendo paid for the Switch exclusivity? It’s unlikely, but a possibility.
But, could it be that people will soon be able to carry titles like CoD, Persona, DarkSouls, Skyrim, Paragon, Farming Simulator, Scalebound, Alien Isolation, Watch Dogs, and Civilization? There is that possibility.
But then again, are people just as satisfied running these games on their laptops? Is this idea innovative enough to convince people to move to the new device? It certainly seems funny that they are working on games for mobile phones in the process such as Super Mario Runs. And will there be enough exclusive titles to help lock in a sizeable market? It’s likely that they’ll find some way to work in their Amiibos. Demonstrations and a listing of launch titles as well as the price, product configuration and specs should be out early next year.
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