Nintendo is considering more Wii U games for Switch
The Switch line-up has been, and will the rest of the year be bolstered by Wii U games. However Nintendo could be up for doing more Wii U games on the Switch, but they’re never going to be ‘straight ports’ says Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime.
Speaking to IGN in a new interview, Reggie says that the reason they’re considering more ports is to get more eyes on Wii U games.
The internal conversations we have is that on one hand, the development teams would love to showcase their content to a wider base, and certainly in short order the install base on Nintendo Switch will be larger than the install base we ended with Wii U.
However, if you think Nintendo are just going to dump games on the Switch without touching them, that’s not their style.
So there is that opportunity. What also drives the discussion, though is ‘what more will there be?’ Meaning, let’s take Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as an example. It needed to be the definitive version of that software for the consumer to be as excited as they are. Pokken Tournament DX with the additional fighters, the additional Pokemon, that was important for it to be an element of the game. What we are internally resisting is just a pure port, versus thinking about how not only do we showcase a game to a wider audience, but how do we make sure that there’s something more? So it’s an active discussion.
Reggie used Metroid: Samus Returns as an example of Nintendo’s philosophy on this, even if it’s not a Switch game.
“I thought I was going to make it a day at E3 without being asked about Mother 3. …Look, in the end, fill in your favorite franchise here. It comes down to how do we do something more? How do we do something unique? How do we take a franchise and make it vibrant with more and [reach] more people? That’s the focus.
What do you think? Do you want to play more Wii U games on the Switch, did you not play them the first time or have you had enough? Let us know in the comments.