Recently, Capcom has been in the news for all the right reasons, which for the record is a welcome change, as they’ve been in the news for a lot of wrong reasons recently as well. For example, they recently revealed Mega Man 11, which already has many fans excited, they just announced the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which has fans excited, and the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has them excited even more. But what might excite a large group of fans most is their current thoughts on the Nintendo Switch.
Ironically, Capcom was one of the few major 3rd party publishers to not jump on the Switch immediately with a bunch of their games. In fact, they only released one within the first several months of its release, and that was Super Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, which was basically an updated ported of Street Fighter II. Then, came reveals of the duo of Resident Evil Revelations games coming to the Switch, then Phoenix Writer titles, and finally, Mega Man 11 and the Street Fighter collection. And yet, apparently, that’s STILL not all they’re bringing.
In a new interview with The Nikkei, Capcom CEO Tsujimoto just served up another Switch teaser.
He says the home + portable console concept works better than expected and that Capcom wants to port games to the Switch that were not available on Nintendo consoles previously.
— Dr. Serkan Toto (@serkantoto) December 11, 2017
That’s some very interesting news, and use of words. What might we glean from the phrase “not available on Nintendo consoles previously”? Could this mean Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite? A pure (non-collection or HD remake) Street Fighter game? Maybe the long-awaited arrival/rebirth of Darkstalkers? Viewtiful Joe 3? Capcom has a lot of options, it’s up to them though to determine what they feel would work on the console.