What the hell is up with Capcom and the Switch?

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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Capcom has historically always supported Nintendo platforms well, often with exclusive franchises or dedicated game entries that clearly had effort put behind them. However, if we take a look at Capcom's Switch support, they've released:

- Megaman 11

That's it. All other releases were either ports, remasters or collections and, fair enough, many of them had not appeared on Nintendo platforms before and this isn't a thread to complain about games being available on more platforms. But man, what happened? Ace Attorney 7 has to be cancelled at this point, the Switch still doesn't have a Monster Hunter game that isn't a remaster, where's the Switch's Resident Evil Revelations? or the Switch's Tatsunoko vs Capcom?

I guess one of the problems is that the engine they use now doesn't easily support the Switch, but man it seems like they're just leaving money on the table. Even Bethesda is supporting the Switch.
 

rude

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Oct 25, 2017
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Because everything they’re making is on REngine now (except for future fighting games/megaman probably)
 

Imran

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Oct 24, 2017
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It's an occam's razor thing. Games take a while to make, Capcom didn't think the Switch would take off, and Monster Hunter World has been proving that they can make a shitton on non-Switch consoles so trying to figure out where to move the resources without taking away from that battle strategy is difficult.

It's not (just) that they made decisions that arguably left money on the table, it's that they're now trying to figure out if there is a way to both make that Switch money without losing anything in opportunity cost elsewhere. The answer could very well be no!
 

shadow2810

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Oct 25, 2017
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reminder Capcom is releasing DMC2 standalone version on switch while other platforms got collection ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

Okabe

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Aug 24, 2018
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The only thing that is up are sales for DMC2 now on Nintendo Switch. We hope you enjoy

Capcom is back!()
 

Raijinto

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Oct 28, 2017
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It sucks that were not going to get the likes of Ghost Trick Phantom Detective anymore obviously but the few games they release each generation that are actually exciting I can just buy somewhere else. It's not ideal and like I said less great games being made by Capcom is an undeniable loss but we're at least still getting good MH, RE and RE remakes. Just not on a portable anymore.
 

Weiss

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don't worry, Nintendo will give them money to make Capcom Fighting All-Stars exclusively for Switch.
 

Dreamboum

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They released a shit ton of ports though. The support is plenty. They have a better and bigger market to chase for exclusive gaming if that's what you seek the most
 

PlanetSmasher

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I guess one of the problems is that the engine they use now doesn't easily support the Switch, but man it seems like they're just leaving money on the table. Even Bethesda is supporting the Switch.
This is part of it, the other part is just that Capcom has gone HARD with multiplatform development and it seems like they don't have much interest in doing fully exclusive games anymore.

The best thing you'd be able to hope for would be day-1 down-ports of their new games, but considering the engines they're using that would be difficult to pull off.
 

Saint-14

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Nov 2, 2017
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No one is forced to support a platform, if they don’t want to then they don’t, Capcom is also more focused on big AAA games now which very few release on the Switch to begin with.
 

Rogue Agent

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Oct 25, 2017
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Unless something has changed, their European support has been horrible when it comes to physical versions.
 

Iwao

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Oct 25, 2017
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Even some of their ports were badly handled

e.g. no physical release of Resident Evil 4.
 

Man God

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Oct 25, 2017
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Some games will come, others won't. I'm fairly pleased with what Capcom has done on the Switch to be honest.
 

Raijinto

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Unless something has changed, their European support has been horrible when it comes to physical versions.
This too always deserves to be brought up in these threads. The RE Trilogy that releases soon at retail is not available in Europe as far as I know, which is another to add to an unfortunately long list.
 
Dec 21, 2017
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Capcom has had their own game plan for the past few years. If say,a brand new Monster Hunter for the switch makes sense then they'll do it. Its just that their recent games like World, dmc5 and re2 remake are a bit too beefy to run on Switch hardware.
 

Aswitch

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Nov 27, 2017
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Eh i'm honestly fine with ports. Also Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is fantastic for Veteran Monster Hunter fans. I found myself still playing it after MHW. New IPs or continuation of franchises would be cool, but i'm totally satisfied with my switch being a dedicated port machine. I'm also satified with what they've brought over so far. Brought over majority of the Resident evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry 1. I can see it happening eventually or possibly when the Switch+ comes out.
 

Mekanos

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Oct 17, 2018
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Nintendo: Here's a list of characters we'd like you to consider adding to Smash.
Sakurai: ...there are no Capcom characters here.
Nintendo: Exactly.
 

Unkindled

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Nov 27, 2018
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They are supporting it with port's so it's not barebones, expecting exclusives is weird. If they do it great, if not that's fine too.
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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nothing is up with them. they're just giving a very successful system very shitty support, but it's their prerogative. i'd be mad if switch was starving for games, but as it capcom or no capcom doesn't make much of a difference so whatever.
in the meantime i have no interest in their over-priced ports, but i'll still buy ace attorney games, i can't lie about that.
 

shinken

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Oct 27, 2017
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What exclusive games is Bethesda making for the Switch?
What does Bethesda have to do with Capcom?
Also, Capcom has historically way better support for Nintendo platforms, especially portables.
Capcom's weakass support for Nintendo is definitely something people didn't expect this gen and for a system so popular.
Their support is not only weak, but releasing the DMC games separately rather than the HD collection is just straight trolling at this point.
 

JMTF

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Aug 27, 2018
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No more nintendo mh money, so they won't bother much. remember that nintendo published a lot of capcom stuff on europe.
 

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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What exclusive games is Bethesda making for the Switch?
you don't have to have exclusives to show good supports. they've released good ports of skyrim and doom 2016 (a current gen game) and have day 1 releases of some of their big multiplatform games (doom eternal and wolfenstein), as well as fairly priced old ports (doom 1-3 and 64).
also they've gone from complete no-show on previous nintendo platforms to this. capcom went from always being a decent publisher on nintendo platforms to whatever they're doing on switch.
 

Derktron

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Jun 6, 2019
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For me they still don’t see the Nintendo Switch as a major player in their own territory (Japan). I mean month after month we continue to see Nintendo in the top of charts of sales. But I don’t think it has to do with just Capcom not putting more games on the system.
 
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Nintendo: Here's a list of characters we'd like you to consider adding to Smash.
Sakurai: ...there are no Capcom characters here.
Nintendo: Exactly.
Cause 3 characters and Rathalos wasn't enough? Lol.

If a Capcom character doesn't get in for DLC it's probably because the need for more is low. Nintendo isn't going to be petty like that.
 

Furisco

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Oct 25, 2017
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User warned: platform wars
Capcom doesn't want to ruin their great new releases dumbing it down for Switch.
 

lobdale

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For me they still don’t see the Nintendo Switch as a major player in their own territory (Japan). I mean month after month we continue to see Nintendo in the top of charts of sales. But I don’t think it has to do with just Capcom not putting more games on the system.
They'll get wise soon enough, Switch is the king of Japan for the foreseeable future, the next two or three years at least.
 

JaredG

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May 17, 2018
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Just checked and the new entry was supposed to release before April 2019. Thought the game was supposed to be out on 2017 so fair enough, I jumped the shark there.
...what? AA7 was never "supposed to release" by any time because it's never been announced. AA5 and 6 came out in 2013 and 2016 respectively, so a lot of people assumed 7 would be 3 years later again but that was nothing more than speculation.
 

hussien-11

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I guess one of the problems is that the engine they use now doesn't easily support the Switch, but man it seems like they're just leaving money on the table. Even Bethesda is supporting the Switch.
They have the tech and their older engine is running perfectly on the system (the same engine that is used in MHW).

If they wanted to develop software specifically for the system they would've done that.

They are probably happy with MH money and don't care about a Nintendo platform at all.

Besides Mega Man 11, what current Capcom games can they feasibly put on Switch?
Personally, I would say all of them.
 

Eoin

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Oct 27, 2017
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That explains why RE2 and DMCV aren't on the Switch yes, but even when the 3DS or Wii couldn't run PS360 games they still developed smaller games at the very least. Now it's all ports.
It's not clear what you want here. Do you expect Capcom to go out of their way to develop Switch-only games just because it's difficult to port some PS4 games to Switch?
 
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Lant_War

Lant_War

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Jul 14, 2018
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...what? AA7 was never "supposed to release" by any time because it's never been announced. AA5 and 6 came out in 2013 and 2016 respectively, so a lot of people assumed 7 would be 3 years later again but that was nothing more than speculation.
Capcom COO Tsujiro, in an interview with Jiji on the 10th, revealed that the company is already developing new titles to release on the Nintendo Switch in fiscal year 2018, such as “Ace Attorney” and other series that are popular inside and outside Japan.
https://www.siliconera.com/2017/11/10/capcom-new-ace-attorney-game-headed-nintendo-switch-fiscal-year-2018/
 

Egida

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'll never stop hoping for a Monster Hunter Switch, but of course, every year it looks more and more unlikely.