To date, there are only a few games of the type First Party that have not yet been ported to Nintendo’s new hybrid console. In all, I believe there are about 13 left, while 16 have already been worn. It is important to remember in this sentence that games of the type First Party mean, of course, the games designed by the console manufacturer and its subsidiaries.
Among the titles that have not yet been worn, some could deserve a conversion on the Switch. Among other things, games Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X could very well see the light of day eventually. On the gaming side The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Twilight Princess HD, this year is the best time to do it considering the 35e anniversary of the franchise.
We can probably forget Paper Mario: Color Splash as well as Yoshi’s Wooly World, knowing that Paper Mario: The Origami King and Yoshi’s Crafted World have recently emerged. For Kirby and the Rainbow Curse it would be strange, but possible to wear it to take advantage of the console touchscreen.
Of course, some games will be completely impossible to convert. We are talking here about Game & Wario, Nintendoland, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival and ZombiU.
That said, we must not forget that the game Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (known in Europe as Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water) was announced at E3 2021 as a game that will eventually be ported to the Nintendo Switch this year.
Which game would you like to see in remaster / remake on the console?
Many of you are probably going to say “Oh no, not yet a remaster! “Or” Oh no, not yet a remake! », But in fact you know as well as I do that if a remaster or one remake of a game you love is announced, you would be among the first to take advantage of it, right? So tell me, which game would you like to see again as remaster or remake?
For my part, although some Wii or Wii U games would be tempting, I patiently await the return of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages as well as The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons in adaptation on the Switch just as it was The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
For those who haven’t had the chance to play one of these two titles in the past, but have had the chance to play the very recent one remake of Link’s Awakening, know that Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons were originally designed similarly and feature two separate stories that can be interlocked with a password, allowing our valiant Link to experience the hero’s secret, defeat Twinrova witches and more.
Why all these remasters / remakes on the Switch?
The Wii U console has not been the favorite of gamers and developers, so it has been shunned on all sides, all sides. However, many games have been designed on this console and should have seen better sales if it had not been for the situation. Excellent games have thus been forgotten and Nintendo is banking on the opportunity to revive them for a new generation at a lower cost rather than paying millions to develop other similar games. The advantage here is to pay less to convert an already completed game in order to pocket sales quickly and test the waters with a wider audience as to the possibility of designing new games based on these Wii U licenses with unfinished potential. .
In addition, as we know, Nintendo loves to use the nostalgic fiber, the passion of the players. The industry giant knows very well how to generate enthusiasm at the simple idea of being able to replay “retro” games or redesigns of certain popular licenses. A few developers have noticed this, including Square Enix and Capcom, and are trying to do the same. It doesn’t necessarily work the way they would like, although games like Trials of Mana and Resident Evil 2 Remake managed to conquer the hearts of fans.