Why couldn’t this news come a bit earlier? Level-5 has just revealed that all of their future main titles will be released on Nintendo Switch. We really hoped this would happen sooner so that we Switch fans could experience Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom on a handheld. This game would be a huge addition to the Switch’s library right now.
Speaking with Nikkei Trendy, Level-5 president, and CEO Akihiro Hino shared more information about the company’s intention of bringing their games to Nintendo Switch. He stated:
“Basically, in the future, our main titles will all be released on Nintendo Switch. The idea is that what we have created for 3DS will move over to Switch.”
We already knew that Level-5 is bringing The Snack World: Trejarers Gold to the Switch on April 12 in Japan. This came as to no easy task since, as Hino revealed, there was not enough time to prepare for it. After this, we have Inazuma Eleven Ares coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices with more to be announced in the future.
Level-5 is having its 20th anniversary this year, giving them the opportunity to host the “Level-5 Vision 2018” event which will be taking place this fall. That’s when they will announce a new MMORPG set in the modern world to celebrate the company’s efforts the last years. Hino said about the matter:
“First, I want to properly announce a completely new title for the 20th anniversary. At the moment we may be exhausted because of the release rush from last years push-backs, but since it’s the culmination showing how hard we’ve truly worked these past 20 years, I definitely want to do it”
“I would like to make clear our standing as a company in the industry during Level-5 Vision 2018, which will be held in the fall. In 2018, in addition to thanking the various companies that have been involved with us, this year will likely be a turning point where we will henceforth properly represent those relationships.”
Another big developer company is trusting Nintendo Switch to be one of the main platforms for their games. That’s one more win for Nintendo’s hybrid console, which is now the best selling console in the US and has sold 4 million units in Japan too.