The Nintendo Switch games list could get a boost if Capcom's latest title does well
Capcom look ready to boost the Nintendo Switch games list with new titles based off how well their latest launch does on the hybrid console.
Ultra Street Fighter 2 comes out tomorrow on Nintendo Switch and its initial success could shape how Capcom decide to support the new system going forward.
"With Ultra Street Fighter 2 going on sale in May," Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto said in an interview with Tojokeizei,
“Capcom will monitor its performance with regard to supporting the Switch."
The quotes seem to suggest that Capcom will be looking to Ultra Street Fighter 2 as a way to base their plans for the Nintendo Switch.
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However, as it is a translation it’s worth noting that things may have been lost – this could simply be a way of highlighting the game’s launch for later this month.
Capcom have so far only revealed the remake for the Nintendo Switch, meaning it’s hard to tell just how big an impact it could really have on other projects.
The company have been focusing on a lot of port projects recently, with a lot of Resident Evil titles now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
And bringing some of these to the Nintendo Switch would seem like one of the first projects Capcom would want to tackle, based on recent trends.
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The company have spoken out on this subject in the past, with a Capcom spokesperson informing an investor Q&A last year: "We are currently carrying out research with regards to multiplatform implementation of software for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on to the Nintendo Switch,"
"However, we do feel that there are differences in the desired direction and the play-style of the Nintendo Switch and those of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One."
"We determine which platform to release a title for after considering the features of both our software and the hardware in question, believing we must bring the enjoyment of our games to their maximum potential.
"It is excellent to have the market invigorated with new hardware launches [like Nintendo Switch] […] Following first party, in order to introduce our own content we are currently moving forward with internal planning and analysis as a partner company."