Will We See Disney Games On The Nintendo Switch?
Earlier this year today Nintendo revealed a brand new console would be coming in March 2017, with the codename, NX. Today Nintendo have released some details on the new console which is a hybrid home and portable console. It has a screen with two detectable Joy-Con controllers on either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand or two players can each take one. While at home, the device can be plugged into the dock and used on the big screen along with the Joy-Con or other controller.
Here is a look at the new console:
Here is the full trailer:
Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.
Nintendo have also confirmed what companies are working on games for the new device:
For Disney fans, this is going to be very interesting since there are many companies on the list that are creating games based on Disney franchises. Nintendo tends to focus on younger gamers, which is a perfect audience for Disney. While nothing has been officially announced yet, here is a rundown of what some of these companies have created for Disney lately.
TT Games – They created LEGO games which we have seen a couple of games released in 2016 already including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Marvel Avengers, plus they’ve previously made Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean games, plus they make LEGO Dimensions, which is rumoured to include Disney franchises in the future, now that Infinity doesn’t exist.
Telltale Games – Are currently working on a new Marvel game, so could it be coming to the Nintendo Switch?
Square Enix – They create Kingdom Hearts games, including the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 2.8 which is out in January and the forthcoming Kingdom Hearts 3. They’ve previously made Nintendo DS exclusive games for the series including Dream Drop Distance, Re-Coded and 358/2 Days.
Activision – They’ve released Deadpool and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 ports in the past year.
Bandai Namco – They are behind the recent Nintendo 3DS Exclusive, Disney Magical World 1 & 2.
EA – EA have a Star Wars license to create content including Star Wars Battlefront and have many games in development.
And Nintendo themselves have also released titles this year including Disney Art Academy. Plus Capcom, SEGA and many others have created titles for Disney in the past and with their return to licensing franchises and with both Disney and Nintendo being partners for a long time, so its very easy to assume that there will be content coming to the new console and its unclear yet if the Nintendo Switch could also use mobile games such as Frozen Free Fall, Disney Magic Kingdoms etc. Hopefully we will know more soon, but its a very excited time for gamers.
I’m excited by the new console and can’t wait to learn more.
What do you think of the Nintendo Switch?