Nintendo seemed to be dead by the end of the Wii U’s lifecycle. Although the Nintendo 3DS was doing well, it seemed like Nintendo’s time as a console maker was coming to an end. And then, they unveiled the Switch, and everything changed. Within the course of a year, the Switch earned worldwide praise, got record sales in just about every country, and the games that came out for it were epic. And now, this year is set to get even better, and developer Suda 51 is loving it.
Suda 51 is of course the creator of such legendary games like Killer 7, Let It Die, and the No More Heroes franchise. The third title of which will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch via Travis Strikes Back.
During an interview GamesRadar, Suda 51 noted why he thinks that the Switch is getting such love from the Indie community, and how it could be the true haven for such titles:
I’d love for that to be the case. The thing is, most creators grow up playing Nintendo. And there’s a special relationship between a lot of players and creators and Nintendo. So having a game that you create coming out on a Nintendo system is something of a dream come true. It’s like you’ve made it, in a way. So if this is the pattern and the cycle, it’s a great thing, and I’d love to see more of it. Even as a creator, just being able to create and release games on Nintendo is a cool feeling. I hope that in the future this grows and grows for Nintendo, as people have this special attachment to it as gamers.
He’s not wrong that people are connecting with Nintendo in this regard. The last year has seen numerous indie game companies say that their titles sold best on the Switch, and that could continue in 2018.