Level-5 hasn’t really done much with Switch thus far. But in 2018, that should be changing. 4Gamer spoke with Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, who spoke about plans for next year.
Cool, I can't wait they've made some great games for PlayStation over the years. Would love to see what the do for Switch.
They need to focus on a freaking Dark Cloud 3 for ps4...
Please no 3rd party games on the switch unless they’re small budget games.
Dark Cloud is not a system seller. I think they are really going to be behind SWITCH. Because if your taking 60% in your first year. And companies know that your sales jump higher each year after launch. Then they know they had better get the games that have for the Japanese audience onto the SWITCH FAST! They need to snatch up the JRPG fans faster than the competition.
Nintendo has over 350 games already What do they mean by "not done much"? 3rd party games that are big... Mario rabbids NBA 2k18 Fifa 18 Skyrim Doom Sonic forces Lego undercover Lego marvel Lego ninjago Lego worlds Desgia 5 WWE 2k18 Nights of Azure Fate/extella Yooka laylee Gear club L.A. Noire Batman telltale One price unlimited Dragon Ball z xenoverse 2 Gunvolt Ultra street fighter Lost sphear Rime NBA playgrounds Wonder boy Fast rmx.... To name a few all in under 9 months on the market. Not to mention having 2 of the highest rated exclusives this generation on any console....I mean not done much just bull. It's the xbox that hasn't done much this year....the switch launched more exclusives in 9 months than xbox has in 2 years...smh
“Please no 3rd party games on the switch unless they’re small budget games.” Said the troll who doesn’t even own a Switch and had been known to troll in all Nintendo’s articles. I should make it a habit to call out trolls like you.
Just curious, what console do you think mikeslemonade has?
I think it's likely that going forward a lot of Japanese games will be on both the Switch and the PS4. It makes a lot of sense for games that will see there largest sales in Japan where the Switch it's the hottest console and the PS4 sells really well too. It's unlikely that companies that do WW releases will ever abandon the PS4 this gen however, just due to the volume of PS4's sold globally.
This isn't new for Level-5. Majority of their games in the last decade were Nintendo exclusive. It would say about 80% of them were. The only multiplatform was Ni No Kuni which was DS and PS3, Time Travelers which was 3DS and Vita and now the upcoming Ni No Kuni which is PC and PS4, Inazuma Eleven Ares which is Switch, PC and PS4. They rarely do multiplatform.
That's not an untrue statement.
Well, there are certain games that likely wouldn't sell on the PS4 the same way that they would on Switch. For example, Yo-Kai Watch. I'm not sure how that title would do on the PS4, but I bet it'd fit a bit nicer on the Switch. Not to say Level-5 is going to ditch the PS4 altogether, but they might not release that title on the PS4.
This isn't a disagree in anyway. But I think it might do better in Japan on the Switch as a mobile game. But globally it would do better on the PS4. I don't know much about Yokai Watch other than the FFXIV event is really popular heh.
@Ashlen Trust me. Yokai Watch will not do better on PS4 at all.
Yokai is very much a game made for handhelds.
Yes, please leave the 3ds behind.
I like 3ds but I gave two as gifts and lost mine when I was moving (it still may be in once of those boxes) anyway everything moving on to SWITCH faster than planned would be awesome.
so it begins! Japanese Devs focusing on Switch 😆
I swear I thought of those EXACT words before I saw your comment. I wanted to see if anyone was thinking the same thing and hear you SAID it HOURS ago. :)
I said this in the very beginning of the Switch release that it had the potential to be the go to console for Japanese games, especially JRPGs. Low cost of production, no worries of providing HD/4k assets and the bonus of portability makes the Switch very attractive to Japanese developers as well as the gamers there.
all so true and I believe it will be the go to place for 90% of Japanese Devs.
Yokai Watch coming to Switch forsure
where's Dark Cloud 3 level-5?
Until Level-5 is interested, Only way it'll happen is if they want to make it. Otherwise the only way the game can be made and I would trust it to be great is if it was done by Japan studios with help by either media mocule for the custom editors etc they're so advanced with or they got level-5 overseeing it/helping
I said "Ask Sony" because they own the IP not Level-5. All the JRPG that were published by Sony on PS2 and PS3 is Sony IP.
Awesome. The great news just keep on coming.
Make games for PS and Switch and i am happy
rofl I feel ya!
It'll likely be like every Gen. They'll have big games like Dark Cloud, Ni no kuni WKC on PS and have the mobile friendly titles on Switch which are better for the Japanese audiences
Let's pretend ALL Japanese devs are focusing on the switch and leaving everything else behind. They really want that 10 mill that was sold for Switch, and forget everything that came before it!. No one supported Level 5 before the switch came along at all! foh with this clickbait.
Lol, how hard did you bang your keyboard when typing this comment?
Maybe we will see a new White Knight Chronicles game
Sony own the IP. So that for them to decide.
Can we please get a sequel to Rogue Galaxy? This should be the top of their list for support on Switch!
I just want s new Layton game, it feels like ages since I’ve played one.
Awesome...they make good games with appealing art styles. Fantasy Life 2 on Switch would be amazing.
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