Furukawa Talks About Considering Past Titles For Switch
Further to our recent post regarding more Nintendo 3DS franchises coming to Nintendo Switch, we now have the full translation from the Nintendo Co., Ltd. President Shuntaro Furukawa’s reply at the recent Q&A about remakes of titles that were released for portable game consoles in the past. Full question and answer added below. Translated for Japanese Nintendo by BlackKite.
Q4: I want to hear about the method of thinking about development of software in the future, based on the release of Nintendo Switch Lite. This period saw extremely favourable sales of software from series that were originally expanded for portable game consoles, so I think it may have become possible to remake titles that were released for portable game consoles in the past. The Nintendo Switch has improved specs and is outfitted with new features such as online versus among others, so wouldn’t it be possible to have various ways to play by combining nostalgic IPs of the past with the current features? Please tell me what you’ve been discussing about software development inside your company.
A4 – Furukawa: With the release of Nintendo Switch Lite, I think there is a possibility in re-releasing titles that were expanded for portable game consoles in the past. However, after releasing Nintendo Switch Lite in our company, rather than releasing past titles for portable game consoles, we are discussing more about what kind of new games we can make with the whole Nintendo Switch family. Among them, we’re also including past titles in various considerations, but we cannot talk about what we’re discussing about that in a more tangible way at this place.