Nintendo is pulling all stops for the release of its console. The Nintendo Switch games at its disposal are said to be at least 100. This is quite the monumental amount given that the Nintendo Switch is a relatively new console.
The Switch can be remembered during its teasers as a hybrid handheld console device. This means the Nintendo Switch games lineup in its slate can be played on the handheld or on the television. This is quite the risky move for Nintendo.
However, an arsenal of 100 Nintendo Switch games just proves that the company is confident with its new console. After all, this does confirm the existence of games from third-party developers. Regardless, will it live up to the hype?
Nintendo Switch Games: Who Will Make Them?
The news came courtesy of Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima. In a Nintendo post, he said there are more than 100 titles in development for the Switch. These are all from more than 70 publishers.
Kimishima added that since the Switch’s presentation on January 13, there were numerous requests from software publishers to develop games for the Switch. It can be remembered that during the livestream, only 80 titles from 50 software publishers were announced. This means the numbers climbed by as much as 20 games and 30 invitations in less than a month.
However, Kimishima did not mention just who exactly were the new software partners. Regardless, some of the companies did reveal themselves last January. These include companies such as Ubisoft, Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games.
Release news, more launch titles?
Kimishima also explained why Nintendo is separating the release of its in-house games. A common trend is to release these games with the launch of a new console. He said it may be important to provide new titles regularly, so players will not have to wait for a long time.
He added this encourages consumers to play the system more often. According to Polygon, this explains why Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a launch title, but Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Arms will be released during the first half of the year. The three titles, among others, are Nintendo-developed games.
Regardless, the announcement also reiterated that the company will be shipping two million Nintendo Switch units by the end of March. Players can still pre-order their own Switch units via the Nintendo website. Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to stay tuned for more announcements of Switch titles.