We reported earlier this morning about the Switch’s success so far, but Nintendo didn’t stop there. In the final paragraph of the press release, Nintendo mentions this nugget of information:
This year, Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to Nintendo-published games like Kirby Star Allies, Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2 and a new game starring Yoshi. Fans can also expect continued support from major publishers such as EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, SEGA, Take 2 and Bethesda, plus a growing catalog of quality content from indie developers.
Now you may say, “Justin, we already know about all of those developers supporting Nintendo because they were in the third-party graphic Nintendo released when they announced the Switch back in 2016”. You’d be right, but what is interesting to me is the fact that both Activision and Take-Two have not confirmed any new titles for the Switch since then.
Here is a list of what we know about each of those publishers and the games they currently have in development for Switch:
EA (1 confirmed title in development) – Fe
Activision (0 confirmed titles in development)
Ubisoft (2 confirmed titles in development) – Starlink Battle for Atlas, Steep
Capcom (6 confirmed titles in development) – Untitled Ace Attorney, Mega Man 11, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, Mega Man X Collection, Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection
SEGA (2 confirmed titles in development) – Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud (Japan), Valkyria Chronicles 2
Take 2 (0 confirmed titles in development)
Bethesda (1 confirmed title in development) – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
With a rumored Nintendo Direct happening as early as next week (Thursday, January 11th by some sources), maybe we’ll see Activision and/or Take-Two announce what they have in store for Switch owners. Could we see Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto V make their way to the Switch in 2018? More third-party support certainly can’t hurt.
What third party titles would you like to see most on the Nintendo Switch in 2018?