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Current Known Third Parties Publishing On Switch

by Donald Theriault - October 20, 2016, 10:01 am EDT
Total comments: 15 Source: Nintendo

As well as some technology companies.

Nintendo's list of partners for the Switch launch have been announced, and a who's who of publishers and middleware developers are involved with the system.


  • 4 Corner Games
  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Arc System Works
  • Atlus
  • Bandai Namco
  • Bethesda
  • Capcom
  • Codemasters
  • DeNA Co
  • Devolver Digital
  • Electronic Arts
  • Epic Games
  • FromSoftware
  • Frozenbyte
  • Grasshopper Manufactre
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Hamster
  • Image & Form
  • Inti Creates
  • Koei Tecmo Games
  • Konami
  • Level-5
  • Marvelous
  • Maximum Games
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Platinum Games
  • Sega
  • Silicon Studio
  • Spike Chunsoft
  • SquareEnix (including subsidiary Tokyo RPG Factory)
  • Starbreeze Studio
  • Take-Two Interactive Software
  • Telltale Games
  • THQ Nordic
  • TT Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Bros. Interactive

Middleware/Service Support:

  • Audiokinetic Inc.
  • Autodesk Inc
  • CRI Middleware Co.
  • Firelight Technologies
  • GameTrust
  • Havok
  • Parity Bit Inc.
  • RAD Game Tools
  • RecoChoku Co.
  • Ubitus Inc.
  • Unity Technologies
  • Web Technology Group


Mop it upOctober 20, 2016

Looks good, but this is also the sort of list that had me hopeful before the Wii U launched...

ejamerOctober 20, 2016

Mop it up expressed my concern exactly.

Proof is in the pudding: until these developers actually release games on the hardware, this pre-release lip service means very little.

Triforce HermitOctober 20, 2016

I know it just wishful thinking, but I see Grasshopper on there. I hope for a No More Heroes 3 or anything in general from them.

LemonadeOctober 20, 2016

Lets hope the support stays this time.
The Wii U had good support to start with, but it didnt last long.

Geo XennOctober 20, 2016

Best part about that list: Konami.

NinfernoOctober 20, 2016

Nothing unprecedented.

Quote from: Geo

Best part about that list: Konami.

Pro Evo still comes out, and they're doing the Powerful Pro Yakyuu (Power Pro Baseball) series again... also, it could be for Virtual Console.

TOPHATANT123October 21, 2016

There's also Momotaro Densetsu, the weird train board game.

PhilPhillip Stortzum, October 21, 2016

Oh, Epic Games as a developer is on the list? I just thought they were contributing the Unreal Engine 4, as they were in the bottom part of the list shown where the engines were like Unity.

fred13October 21, 2016

Has anyone here played NBA 2K AND NBA Live enough to know which of the 2 was shown? Since Take Two and EA are both on the list it could have been either. I LOVED NBA 2K13 on my Wii U so I will get excited if we're getting NBA 2K17

SorenOctober 21, 2016

EA has stopped making NBA Live games at the moment. The footage was from NBA 2k17.

LucarioOctober 23, 2016

The Skyrim remake looks nice.

supermario2kOctober 23, 2016

I checked with my in law again today. I didn't learn anything juicy but he told me with a smirk that while a lot of people are excited for it now not to get hopes too high, there might be some quirky thing left that could deflate a lot of the hype in typical Nintendo fashion but he is such an anti-Nintendo fanboy I just don't know what he could have meant.

But he did say they are in act making game but the reason they are not on the list of developers is because it is not a launch game and other things are not finalized just yet. Nothing specific but he said there is still a very Nintendo-esque reveal that could be make or break. I asked him what kind of game they are working on, he usually tells me what games he is working on but he said nope its a secret and its nothing to get excited over but the fact his studio never made a game for Nintendo before, has openly mocked them and isn't mocking this coupled with active enthusiasm suggests there is hope. The bit about one more final reveal that is make or break though could be anything.

When they showed his team the Wii at first he said sure it could work but then that hype deflated from a dev standpoint when it got to the guts. He said the guts in Wii were terrible their studio likes to push systems. So I asked him does that mean the Switch is powerful and he said with a wry smile, wait and see, its no PS4 Pro is all he said. But whatever it is the fact they are making a game for it is telling to me. He also said he has friends at other studios also looking at it, nothing specific, but he told me all about the PS4 about 6 moths before the reveal, nothing special there either just that their game was A. and what they hoped to do with it.
That is about it, he has never been a good source for Nintendo stuff because his company I won't say hates Nintendo but they dismiss them. Take it all however you wish. All I know for sure is he said he will buy one and he hasn't owned a Nintendo console since the SNES.

I have a friend in Microsoft also who does coding for their Windows division, he said that there are already rumblings withing that MS is going to respond with something around E3. I suspect Sony isn't in a position to do much but ride the VR train out and throw everything into PS4 Pro. MS has some room for changes because well they have the Surface and might try to revive their mobile phone plans, that isn't from anyone just me speculating. I couldn't get specifics because all he said was it's rumblings right now just that people in the company are talking about a plan of attack that might make things more interesting come next year.

Between MS being hell bent on taking over the living room, Sony gradually becoming Sega, and Nintendo just refuses to die, I think the next five years are going to go to Nintendo.

LemonadeOctober 24, 2016

Quote from: supermario2k

there might be some quirky thing left that could deflate a lot of the hype in typical Nintendo fashion but he is such an anti-Nintendo fanboy I just don't know what he could have meant.

Poor battery life

supermario2kOctober 25, 2016

I doubt that matters these days. Like I said in another thread, the reason battery life mattered in the Game Boy era was you had to shell out cash for those suckers. We are in an age of universal battery charging now. Hell you want to know where USB chargers are sold, not in electronic stores where they belong, at frigging gas stations. Battery life is an absolute non issue here. As long as they can get 3 hours out of a charge that is all they need, considering everyone has universal access to chargers 24/7 no matter where you go. Even at the lake they have charging stations at the restrooms these days. And car chargers are a dime a dozen.

Nope Battery life doesn't worry me at all, especially if you use this at home where it will be plugged in and charging, then take it on the go, the on the go part realistically when are you going to need more than 3 to 5 hours? Now if battery life is under an hour yeah okay that would be an issue. I assure you that won't happen, they are stupid at times but they aren't that stupid.

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