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pld

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Already middle of March, I wonder when those rumored third party games are going to be announced...
You should read Zell's post from last page and then lower your expectations a little bit because it looks like they are too high if you don't count the already announced games. No one said you will suddenly see triple A games coming to Switch. At least there are few "better" games lined up in the coming weeks according to them.

Am not sure about the bold, since the start of March there is like more than 10+ games announced thus far and there are still more to come.

By the end of March there will be about 20+ games announced for the switch which is a great number and way better support from third partys, better games are yet to be announced.
 
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You should read Zell's post from last page and then lower your expectations a little bit because it looks like they are too high if you don't count the already announced games. No one said you will suddenly see triple A games coming to Switch. At least there are few "better" games lined up in the coming weeks according to them.
Hm. I don't even know which games were announced, so you may be right.

I hope we will see more than indie games and ports of 6 year old games by the end of March...
 

olobolger

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Hm. I don't even know which games were announced, so you may be right.

I hope we will see more than indie games and ports of 6 year old games by the end of March...
We didn't, we have total of 6, one of them is not even a new game.
- Sniper Elite V2
- Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition
- Turok
- Turok 2
- Alliance Alive
- Destiny Connect
- Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle (this is actually the game we already got plus new DLC, so it shouldn't be counted as a new game)

Very underwhelming, especially one of those games are a 3DS remaster. A remaster of a bad game.
This ones are also announced in March:

- Moto Rush GT
- New Friday the 13th
- MotoGP 19
- Snooker 19

It's March 15. GDC starts next week, and by then I'm sure this list will grow up. It could still be underwhelming for a lot of people, that will obviously depend on your tastes and expectations.
 

9-Volt

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In PAX, they may announce Borderlands 2, right? I've heard it already from several sources
Yep, they could possibly announce Borderlands 3 for Switch too. I mean, announcing 3 for other consoles but only 2 for Switch would be a jerk move. It's not like the games pushing the limits, BL2 got ported to Vita even. Plus I think it's the Handsome Collection that's coming to Switch, not just BL2.

Also could be announced at PAX: Fallout remasters. Bethesda has a panel there and recently they put up a teaser which was seemingly about Fallout.

It's March 15. GDC starts next week, and by then I'm sure this list will grow up. It could still be underwhelming for a lot of people, that will obviously depend on your tastes and expectations.
Some games are garbage or shovelware literally to everyone. Somebody brings a game called "My Princess Horse Stable" nobody would consider it as a "video game".
 

ILikeFeet

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Yep, they could possibly announce Borderlands 3 for Switch too. I mean, announcing 3 for other consoles but only 2 for Switch would be a jerk move. It's not like the games pushing the limits, BL2 got ported to Vita even. Plus I think it's the Handsome Collection that's coming to Switch, not just BL2.

Also could be announced at PAX: Fallout remasters. Bethesda has a panel there and recently they put up a teaser which was seemingly about Fallout.



Some games are garbage or shovelware literally to everyone. Somebody brings a game called "My Princess Horse Stable" nobody would consider it as a "video game".
BL2 already runs on Switch hardware (and using the Vita as a barometer is lol), but considering they explicitly used a BL2 screen, it's best not to get hopes up.
 

Dark Cloud

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Next week should be a better week. Off topic from Nintendo, but I’m excited to see what Google, MS and other companies say and show.
 

pld

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It's March 15. GDC starts next week, and by then I'm sure this list will grow up. It could still be underwhelming for a lot of people, that will obviously depend on your tastes and expectations.
Unfortunately I can't find the post anymore but iirc Emily told us at some point to not suddenly expect big things from 3rd parties. The support will obviously increase over time and in fact we are seeing the results already but we won't see AAA games releasing.
 

Magicmilner

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I would be happy with stuff like the Batman Arkham games and Tomb Raider, if that level of game gets announced i’ll be a happy camper.

I also wonder if we will see No Man’s Sky head to Switch at some point?
 

Marmoka

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I expect Devil May Cry Trilogy and SMT Nocturne remastered

They may not happen, but i would like to see them
 

Dark Cloud

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I envision when a Switch 2 Pro or something releases maybe 5G will be a thing and we can get more third party games streamed
 

Magicmilner

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RE: Borderlands, wasn’t there a rating a little while ago for a current gen release of the original Borderlands? Could that not be the other announcement?
 

Unbura

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soooooo there's going to be NEW SMTV info coming either between the end of this month or in April.
and that was just one tiny bit among the GIANT info drop Senjougahara_Hitagi just conversed with me just now and permitted me to speak publicly about
(no new Smash info sadly)

its gonna be great
 

Dark Cloud

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soooooo there's going to be NEW SMTV info coming either between the end of this month or in April.
and that was just one tiny bit among the GIANT info drop Senjougahara_Hitagi just conversed with me just now and permitted me to speak publicly about
(no new Smash info sadly)

its gonna be great
I saw Sabi just mentioned it too.
 

Wander_

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Unfortunately I can't find the post anymore but iirc Emily told us at some point to not suddenly expect big things from 3rd parties. The support will obviously increase over time and in fact we are seeing the results already but we won't see AAA games releasing.
that's not what emily said. she said just to not expect every AAA game day and date with other platforms. but big games are coming
 

Magicmilner

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soooooo there's going to be NEW SMTV info coming either between the end of this month or in April.
and that was just one tiny bit among the GIANT info drop Senjougahara_Hitagi just conversed with me just now and permitted me to speak publicly about
(no new Smash info sadly)

its gonna be great
Giant info drop on Nintendo stuff in general or just SMTV
 

Eolz

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soooooo there's going to be NEW SMTV info coming either between the end of this month or in April.
and that was just one tiny bit among the GIANT info drop Senjougahara_Hitagi just conversed with me just now and permitted me to speak publicly about
(no new Smash info sadly)

its gonna be great
Only that SMTV news is coming before end of April. Atlus has a presentation this month I believe.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 5 that is
 

MondoMega

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I’ve heard this “Hitagi” name before come up in the Smash rumors, I think. Not sure if that’s the same person
They were the person spreading the Katalina rumor. They admitted that they were misinformed about that, but they were still right about some other things in the past (like Samurai Showdown). They are also affiliated and share sources with Vergeben, so make of that what you will.
 

pld

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that's not what emily said. she said just to not expect every AAA game day and date with other platforms. but big games are coming
There is a difference between AAA and big games. Something like Mortal Kombat 11 is a big game but definitely not AAA. And yes big games will come for sure but AAA rather rarely if at all.
 

Wander_

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There is a difference between AAA and big games. Something like Mortal Kombat 11 is a big game but definitely not AAA. And yes big games will come for sure but AAA rather rarely if at all.
Mortal Kombat is DEFINITELY an AAA game. as is Doom Eternal. and Dragon Quest 11 too

and more are coming
 

9-Volt

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There is a difference between AAA and big games. Something like Mortal Kombat 11 is a big game but definitely not AAA. And yes big games will come for sure but AAA rather rarely if at all.
We got leaks, hints and teases for plenty of current gen AAA game ports for Switch though:

Rage 2 - Devs said they will look into a possible Switch port.
Devil May Cry 5 - We literally have been promised a port. We don't how how serious they were but at least we got a positive official comment.
Division 2 - Didn't we get a tease here in era?
Witcher 3 - Leaked through a French retailer who also leaked Assassin's Creed remaster correctly. This is the next logical step after Skyrim, Dark Souls and Diablo.

Both Iron Galaxy and Panic Button are not busy with Switch ports as we know of. One of those might be their current job. We'll wait and see.
 

9-Volt

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Lol no it's me who keeps on saying it's gonna come but I have literally no inside info whatsoever. But if it comes I'll open a Patreon.
I've seen couple of mentions too on Reddit (was that you?). I believe they were assuming this is coming because its Snowdrop engine is supported on Switch, with Mario + Rabbids being the first game.

Something will definitely come from Ubisoft, Division 2 or not. But it seems better candidate than anything else.
 

MP!

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Mortal Kombat is DEFINITELY an AAA game. as is Doom Eternal. and Dragon Quest 11 too

and more are coming
yeah ... like now all of a sudden games aren't AAA if it runs on switch?
haha more are definitely coming.
I wouldn't think all are a perfect fit for switch ... but the ones that fit? ... I don't see why not.
 

Magicmilner

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We got leaks, hints and teases for plenty of current gen AAA game ports for Switch though:

Rage 2 - Devs said they will look into a possible Switch port.
Devil May Cry 5 - We literally have been promised a port. We don't how how serious they were but at least we got a positive official comment.
Division 2 - Didn't we get a tease here in era?
Witcher 3 - Leaked through a French retailer who also leaked Assassin's Creed remaster correctly. This is the next logical step after Skyrim, Dark Souls and Diablo.

Both Iron Galaxy and Panic Button are not busy with Switch ports as we know of. One of those might be their current job. We'll wait and see.
If Devil May Cry 5 was to come to Switch, surely REmake 2 would follow?

At one stage, Panic Button said they were inundated with requests that they had to turn projects down. I’m not sure how many projects they can handle but hopefully they still have plenty of Switch ports coming.
 

9-Volt

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If Devil May Cry 5 was to come to Switch, surely REmake 2 would follow?

At one stage, Panic Button said they were inundated with requests that they had to turn projects down. I’m not sure how many projects they can handle but hopefully they still have plenty of Switch ports coming.
Well, that's encouraging. If they really said that, they might have chosen to port the best game offered to them. So far we only got Doom, Wolf 2 and Warframe from them but we don't know what their next project could be. Doom Eternal is an option but since Bethesda promised simultaneous release for Switch version, they might be handling the porting themselves.

If I had to guess, I'd say Witcher 3. It already had leaked through some retailer and it makes the most sense. Open world game, immensely popular, takes hours to finish and now it's getting Netflix series, free promotion.
 

Magicmilner

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Well, that's encouraging. If they really said that, they might have chosen to port the best game offered to them. So far we only got Doom, Wolf 2 and Warframe from them but we don't know what their next project could be. Doom Eternal is an option but since Bethesda promised simultaneous release for Switch version, they might be handling the porting themselves.

If I had to guess, I'd say Witcher 3. It already had leaked through some retailer and it makes the most sense. Open world game, immensely popular, takes hours to finish and now it's getting Netflix series, free promotion.
Witcher 3 would be insane on Switch if true, it feels like we are getting to the point now where we start getting exciting stuff like that.

Guys, dmc5 won't come to switch. Dmc collection is probably coming, but 5 won't.
Maybe on switch 2, but not on switch.

Just adjust your expectations.
To be honest, i wouldn’t actually mind being a gen behind in terms of software releases if I can get them portable.
 

9-Volt

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Guys, dmc5 won't come to switch. Dmc collection is probably coming, but 5 won't.
Maybe on switch 2, but not on switch.

Just adjust your expectations.
It's really hard to "adjust expectations" when it's the devs themselves who are teasing it. They promised us DMC5 if we buy Dragon's Dogma enough and at $30 it'll definitely sell like crazy. We'll see what will happen. Namco kept their promise, we'll see how trustworthy Capcom is.
 

Magicmilner

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Can you imagine if Dragon’s Dogma sells well and then Capcom come out and say ‘lol, Switch can’t run DMC 5’

Speaking of Namco, I wonder if they will bring the Dragonball RPG to Switch.
 

9-Volt

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Can you imagine if Dragon’s Dogma sells well and then Capcom come out and say ‘lol, Switch can’t run DMC 5’

Speaking of Namco, I wonder if they will bring the Dragonball RPG to Switch.
If DMC5 on Switch isn't a part of their future plans, they would most certainly avoid saying nope. I think they will throw us another test to pass. Maybe DMC collection. Or DMC4. We will annihilate that test too. Then another test. Another one. Tests. Lots of them. Just for us, no one else.
 

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Said it before. Could capcom make DMC5 work on switch? Yeah Not just the engine but the team working with it that worked on DMC5 know how to perform magic but i would not expect it for awhile. DMC HD collection is coming (sooner that later hopefully) so hopefully thats enough to tide people over in the meantime
 

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We have yet to see the RE Engine running on Switch so it's hard to determine how optimized a game on that engine can be on Switch.

For now, as always, I would use those games running on the GPD Win 2 as a benchmark for what a Switch port might look like.
 

MP!

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> mortal kombat
> not AAA

What revisionist bullshit are we on now?
the lengths people will go to to justify not wanting switch to get games ... boggles my mind

It's really hard to "adjust expectations" when it's the devs themselves who are teasing it. They promised us DMC5 if we buy Dragon's Dogma enough and at $30 it'll definitely sell like crazy. We'll see what will happen. Namco kept their promise, we'll see how trustworthy Capcom is.
How many capcom tests do we need to pass?
 
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