Since the Nintendo Switch was revealed, there have been plentiful news stories about developers making announcements regarding the console and some stories that see developers offering up their thoughts (we should know, we’ve posted a few of these stories ourselves) and this article is no exception.
With Mastiff Games’ Gurumin 3D already out in North America and due to release in Europe on the 27th and fan reaction proving to be very positive indeed, it’s only natural to want to know what they think of the Nintendo Switch, so that’s what I do. Having reached out to Mastiff Games, President & CEO Bill Swartz offered up the following comments:
“Nintendo has always been contrarian. After the Atari crashed everyone had written off video games and Nintendo got out there and changed the world with the NES/Famicom. When Nintendo shipped the DS there was huge skepticism in the industry over the two screens. That was 150+ million units ago. When every other video game maker was going for graphical fidelity, Nintendo pretty much said ‘Nah, we don’t think so. What people want is motion control’ and knocked it out of the park with the Wii.
“I have no secret knowledge of the Switch but I’m guessing it’s going to be a marriage of the Nintendo contrarian philosophy with Nintendo’s two biggest strengths, its library of must-have properties and experience getting portable games right. I speculate that Nintendo’s big picture concept is ‘if we make in-person multiplayer gaming easy enough, keep the system super simple to use (which explains carts over disks), keep our price points reasonable, and also provide a decent large screen experience, it won’t be about setting new graphical standards.’”
And when asked about being able to comment on any kind of commitment to the new console, Bill responded with this:
“Mastiff won’t be part of the first wave of Switch products, but I’d love to be able to release a game on it in say early 2018.”
So there we have it, as far as 2017 is concerned, Mastiff Games will not be brining any games to the Nintendo Switch and yes that sucks, but at least we have Gurumin 3D for the 3DS!
Source: Bill Swartz of Mastiff Games
This post was written by Solid Jack