Game News 7 great games that still don’t have a Nintendo Switch version
Despite their immense popularity, some games have still not had the right to be ported to Nintendo’s star console. Here is a selection of seven of them.
Will Genshin Impact ever be released on Nintendo Switch? Many followers of this very fashionable free-to-play are asking the question. This critical success of MiHoYo was announced for a release on the hybrid console since 2020 already. But since then, the information concerning the portage is long overdue. The Chinese studio nevertheless claimed last year that the latter was indeed under development. The game is currently available on PC, PS4, iOS and Android. Remember, Genshin Impact takes place in the world of Teyvat, corrupted by humans after they received civilization as a gift from the gods. In the latest 2.4 update dubbed Ephemeral Colors in Flight, you have the opportunity to play with two new characters: Shenhe and Yun Jin. A new area is also available: the hidden islands of Enkanomiya, an icy region located under the island of Watatsumi.
call of duty
Since 2019, Call of Duty has met with certain success on a new platform: mobile, proving that the saga adapts rather easily to touch controls. There is therefore only the Switch left for the franchise to be exported to all of the most popular machines. And with the advent of Battle Royale on the hybrid console, exporting Warzone there might not be a bad idea. Let’s take this opportunity to remind you that BR season 2 should land on February 14, accompanied by the traditional operator. Finally, three new weapons could appear: the KG M/40, the Chauchat and a new shotgun.
It’s been a few years now that fans of the Japanese license have been hoping to see Persona 5 finally land on Nintendo Switch. Instead, the firm Atlas offers Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers, whose formula is far from the claimed JRPG. Asked by IGN, she nevertheless encouraged players in 2020 to request the port in order to push the project internally: “I believe in the saying “never give up on your hopes”. You want what you want and if you don’t let us know, we can never do it. (…) Keep telling us what you want“. Today, followers are still waiting. Persona 5 offers us to play as a protagonist after he transfers to Shujin High School. He and other students will awaken their Personas and become masked vigilantes nicknamed the “Phantom Thieves of Hearts”. .
If we imagine that it could be the subject of an excellent port on Switch thanks to its touch screen and its portable mode, HearthStone is still not available on the hybrid machine. In 2018, questioned by the PowerUp-Gaming site, the developers of the Californian firm declared in a very simple way: “There are no plans to port Hearthstone to the Nintendo Switch“. Ben Brode, the director of Heathstone, also explained that the project would pose some constraints: you must be connected to the internet to play with other players, but also to save your collection of cards online. He nevertheless claims to be a “big console fan.”
If the Sims franchise has long established itself on many Nintendo machines, the Switch is not one of its happy supports. After a first release on PC at the end of 2014, EA’s popular life simulation was entitled to PS4 and Xbox One versions in 2017. In 2020 in the columns of GamesIndustry, Vice President Mike Blank declared in any case: “There are some amazing games on this platform and we plan to bring more games to the Switch over time. And I think if there are opportunities for us to bring our subscription there and bring an even bigger catalog to the Switch, we will.“. A future port is therefore not to be completely excluded from the hopes of the fans.
In 2019, IGN posed the following question to Daisuke Sato, producer of the Yakuza series: “Is it possible that we will see a Yakuza game on the Nintendo Switch one day?“What the person concerned very simply replied”Nothing planned at the moment“. A statement that disappointed some optimists who hoped one day to see Japanese action games land on the hybrid console. Another blow when Toshihiro Nagoshi, father of the series, declared the following year: “This is mostly a console for kids and teens“. The last entry of the license is Yakuza: Like a Dragon, seventh installment in which we play Ichiban Kasuga, a Yakuza released from prison who is betrayed by his former family.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Taking advantage of excellent ergonomics that manages to transcribe the sensations of the original game, League of Legends: Wild Rift brilliantly transports the universe of Riot to our mobiles. So why not make it available to Nintendo Switch players? Remember that the game offers a selection of different champions, different balancing and completely redesigned gameplay for touch screens and controllers. At the end of January, it will host the Lunar Festival 2022. The opportunity for players to complete missions and collect rewards during the four weeks of the event which takes place from January 26 to February 28.
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7 great games that still don’t have a Nintendo Switch version