Nintendo wants to bring existing (and canceled) 3DS games to Switch

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#1 SolidGame_basic
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https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-says-more-3ds-franchises-are-coming-to-sw/1100-6471031/

Nintendo is rumoured to be considering bringing a range of cancelled 3DS games to Nintendo Switch, including a previously-cancelled Fire Emblem game.

In an interview with Kinda Funny, former Game Informer editor, Imran Khan, spoke at length about what he'd learned about Nintendo's plans, including details about the recent shuttering of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey developer, Alpha Dream, after it sold just 11,000 copies in its debut month.

As a result of the RPG's lukewarm sales, Nintendo reportedly scaled back other 3DS plans, including several games that were already mid-development such as Style Savvy and, reportedly, an unannounced Fire Emblem game.

"I know there was another Fire Emblem remake in the works for 3DS and that was one of the things that they shuttered," Khan said (thanks, VG24/7). "So maybe that's one of the things they'll bring forward in the future."

The result is encouraging for Pokemon games coming next month. Nintendo chief Furukawa said company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch to convey appeal of Lite.

— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj)October 31, 2019

On its own, of course, this rumour is precisely that: a rumour, and nothing more. However, just a few days ago Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki made a similar claim, telling Twitter: "Nintendo chief Furukawa said company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch to convey appeal of Lite".

This is pretty cool news. The Switch is becoming an amazing device. I wonder what 3DS games will come. They should bring as many a possible, along with the mentioned canceled projects. What do you think, Switch fans? Excited?

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I’d be down for that. I’d love to see Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch. The game was great and quite fun however the controls on the original 3DS really hurt it.

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#3 DaVillain-  Moderator
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It's very vague. New entries in once popular 3DS franchises... sure, that's always been possible, perhaps even likely. Remakes? That is as uncertain as ever, this information doesn't make that any more or less likely than it was before.

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@Archangel3371 said:

I’d be down for that. I’d love to see Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch. The game was great and quite fun however the controls on the original 3DS really hurt it.

They should just do a full sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was among the best games released on the 3DS despite its control discomforts. It had high production values with its voice work and scripting, and varied gameplay styles.

But who should make a Kid Icarus sequel if so? Would Sakurai have the time to make another one if he's going to be busy with Smash Bros. Ultimate for who knows how long?

On topic: just how would they plan to bring 3DS games to the Switch? I would best assume that would be tough considering 3DS games use two screens. They'd have to rework a lot of these games just to fit on the Switch.

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@jaydan said:
@Archangel3371 said:

I’d be down for that. I’d love to see Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch. The game was great and quite fun however the controls on the original 3DS really hurt it.

They should just do a full sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was among the best games released on the 3DS despite its control discomforts. It had high production values with its voice work and scripting, and varied gameplay styles.

But who should make a Kid Icarus sequel if so? Would Sakurai have the time to make another one if he's going to be busy with Smash Bros. Ultimate for who knows how long?

On topic: just how would they plan to bring 3DS games to the Switch? I would best assume that would be tough considering 3DS games use two screens. They'd have to rework a lot of these games just to fit on the Switch.

3DS games, due to only having one 3D screen and one touch screen, never really depended on dual screen gameplay like the DS did. The touch screen functions on a 3DS game can simply be assigned to other controls; by comparison DS games required two screens to even function well.

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@Willy105 said:
@jaydan said:
@Archangel3371 said:

I’d be down for that. I’d love to see Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch. The game was great and quite fun however the controls on the original 3DS really hurt it.

They should just do a full sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was among the best games released on the 3DS despite its control discomforts. It had high production values with its voice work and scripting, and varied gameplay styles.

But who should make a Kid Icarus sequel if so? Would Sakurai have the time to make another one if he's going to be busy with Smash Bros. Ultimate for who knows how long?

On topic: just how would they plan to bring 3DS games to the Switch? I would best assume that would be tough considering 3DS games use two screens. They'd have to rework a lot of these games just to fit on the Switch.

3DS games, due to only having one 3D screen and one touch screen, never really depended on dual screen gameplay like the DS did. The touch screen functions on a 3DS game can simply be assigned to other controls; by comparison DS games required two screens to even function well.

Truth there. I mean they did a good job bringing The World Ends With You to the Switch, but it depends on the game and how demanded they are with dual screen play. I couldn't even begin to think about how they could begin to bring a game like Elite Beat Agents over to the Switch.

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@jaydan said:
@Willy105 said:
@jaydan said:
@Archangel3371 said:

I’d be down for that. I’d love to see Kid Icarus: Uprising on the Switch. The game was great and quite fun however the controls on the original 3DS really hurt it.

They should just do a full sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was among the best games released on the 3DS despite its control discomforts. It had high production values with its voice work and scripting, and varied gameplay styles.

But who should make a Kid Icarus sequel if so? Would Sakurai have the time to make another one if he's going to be busy with Smash Bros. Ultimate for who knows how long?

On topic: just how would they plan to bring 3DS games to the Switch? I would best assume that would be tough considering 3DS games use two screens. They'd have to rework a lot of these games just to fit on the Switch.

3DS games, due to only having one 3D screen and one touch screen, never really depended on dual screen gameplay like the DS did. The touch screen functions on a 3DS game can simply be assigned to other controls; by comparison DS games required two screens to even function well.

Truth there. I mean they did a good job bringing The World Ends With You to the Switch, but it depends on the game and how demanded they are with dual screen play. I couldn't even begin to think about how they could begin to bring a game like Elite Beat Agents over to the Switch.

Elite Beat Agents would be really easy, actually. You simply move the icons over on top of the animations.

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@Willy105 said:
@jaydan said:
@Willy105 said:
@jaydan said:

They should just do a full sequel to Kid Icarus: Uprising. It was among the best games released on the 3DS despite its control discomforts. It had high production values with its voice work and scripting, and varied gameplay styles.

But who should make a Kid Icarus sequel if so? Would Sakurai have the time to make another one if he's going to be busy with Smash Bros. Ultimate for who knows how long?

On topic: just how would they plan to bring 3DS games to the Switch? I would best assume that would be tough considering 3DS games use two screens. They'd have to rework a lot of these games just to fit on the Switch.

3DS games, due to only having one 3D screen and one touch screen, never really depended on dual screen gameplay like the DS did. The touch screen functions on a 3DS game can simply be assigned to other controls; by comparison DS games required two screens to even function well.

Truth there. I mean they did a good job bringing The World Ends With You to the Switch, but it depends on the game and how demanded they are with dual screen play. I couldn't even begin to think about how they could begin to bring a game like Elite Beat Agents over to the Switch.

Elite Beat Agents would be really easy, actually. You simply move the icons over on top of the animations.

Don't you think that could be a bit much on one screen though? Also the lack of a stylus can be a problem with that game. I mean your finger can technically work but that wouldn't be as comfortable or precise as using a stylus.

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Yes, please.

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@jaydan: I’d like a sequel to it as well, it really was a well made game.

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Totally down for this too. Switch just keeps getting better

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Only on nintendo people are excited for ports.

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#13  Edited By my_user_name
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Maybe they'll port Samus Returns .... I bet they'll charge a reasonable price for it /s

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@sakaixx said:

Only on nintendo people are excited for ports.

Riiiiiight... lol. SotC, KH, Crash Bandicoot, TLoU, GTAV, UC, Gravity Rush, GoW, Okami, Spyro, Resident Evil, Valkyria Chronicles... Should I continue?

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Samus Returns, please?

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@sakaixx: I'm a Sony guy and I've always liked remakes/remaster etc. So your statement is just BS if we're being honest.

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this is great news!

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#18  Edited By freedom01  Moderator
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canceled games........MEGAMAN LEGENDS 3!!!! make it happen Nintendo/Capcom

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@xantufrog said:

Totally down for this too. Switch just keeps getting better

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@lundy86_4 said:
@sakaixx said:

Only on nintendo people are excited for ports.

Riiiiiight... lol. SotC, KH, Crash Bandicoot, TLoU, GTAV, UC, Gravity Rush, GoW, Okami, Spyro, Resident Evil, Valkyria Chronicles... Should I continue?

I am glad all of those is somehow associated with playstation team. Hope for more exclusive contents from them!

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@hrt_rulz01: Lol, this is to cute. You were always bitching about how many remasters and such the ps4 was getting, now its all fine and dandy for the switch? Your fanboy is showing like usual.

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@vfighter: glad u like remasters but I see no point in them. Most of those on PlayStation can be done with magic called backward compability. Too bad Sony was pretty half assed on this even for digital ps2 games. I mean come on, I can play Rogue Galaxy with all those jagged edges and terrible framerate intact on PS4 but cannot play Suikoden 3 that I bought digitally for PS3.

I do like remake though. These is ok on my book, for now.

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Samus Returns would be cool. If it wouldn't be full price, it would be even cooler. But knowing Nintendo, a Switch port of the game would probably cost more than the original.

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@Litchie said:

Samus Returns would be cool. If it wouldn't be full price, it would be even cooler. But knowing Nintendo, a Switch port of the game would probably cost more than the original.

lol, this

I'd love to see Luigi's mansion remake and Samus Returns on Switch, but I don't know if I'd be williing to pay Nintendo's exuberant prices.

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I've been expecting this since the inception of Switch. About time.

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I would love to see Fire Emblem Awakening, Fates and Echoes for Switch since I missed all three out for skipping the 3DS so if I see them get rereleased to Switch then I will buy them.

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@sakaixx said:
@lundy86_4 said:
@sakaixx said:

Only on nintendo people are excited for ports.

Riiiiiight... lol. SotC, KH, Crash Bandicoot, TLoU, GTAV, UC, Gravity Rush, GoW, Okami, Spyro, Resident Evil, Valkyria Chronicles... Should I continue?

I am glad all of those is somehow associated with playstation team. Hope for more exclusive contents from them!

That's not what you posted, you complete lemon.

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@vfighter said:

@hrt_rulz01: Lol, this is to cute. You were always bitching about how many remasters and such the ps4 was getting, now its all fine and dandy for the switch? Your fanboy is showing like usual.

You have some kind of weird obsession with me don't you? Lol.

Anyway, please show me where I was "always bitching" about remasters on PS4... as usual you're full of sh*t. You are the last person to accuse someone else of their fanboy showing. Lmao.

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@jaydan: I don't think it will be too much in one screen, especially with competent UI and UX design to make it work.

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Shocking....

Nintendo wants to port more games to switch.

This company is the definition of cheap and lazy.

And Sheep praise this. It’s so weird.

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@ajstyles said:

Shocking....

Nintendo wants to port more games to switch.

This company is the definition of cheap and lazy.

And Sheep praise this. It’s so weird.

Yeah. And Playstation remasters gets praise as well. So weird. And PC remasters also gets praise! So very, very weird. So weird. Everyone are so cheap, lazy and weird!

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@sakaixx said:

Only on nintendo people are excited for ports.

PS4 had a lot of PS3 games come to it.

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That's great. I never owned a 3ds and I'm not really into handheld gaming.

I do know that I missed a lot of good stuff tho.

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#34  Edited By LeonFreeman
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I’d rather have GameCube games. It’s time for Super Mario Sunshine and Metroid Prime 1 and 2 to get remastered.

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#35  Edited By robert_sparkes
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I'd rather they released metroid prime trilogy and f-zero back from the dead.

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#36 Blazepanzer24
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Hm... I wouldn't mind seeing some more Pokemon games released on the switch, irregardless if they where modified virtual console releases or remastered or collections.

Maybe this is Nindendo's plan... give the switch a ten year life cycle using the mini as a handheld only budget console, the original switch as a hybrid, and maybe a pro model hone console only version with 4K upscaling. All the while re-releasing classics to go along with designing new games or reviving the work done on canceled projects. Could be popular too if they keep things relatively micro-transaction free.

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@Coolyfett: and?

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@lundy86_4 said:
@sakaixx said:

I am glad all of those is somehow associated with playstation team. Hope for more exclusive contents from them!

That's not what you posted, you complete lemon.

Gonna respond to others, and not to me?

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I'm 100% for this!

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@lundy86_4 said:
@lundy86_4 said:
@sakaixx said:

I am glad all of those is somehow associated with playstation team. Hope for more exclusive contents from them!

That's not what you posted, you complete lemon.

Gonna respond to others, and not to me?

as said to other, I don't like remasters even if its playstation only. I do hope for more exclusive contents for those series you mentioned.

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I think the switch could have an unusually long lifecycle as people do see it as a handheld and they most of the time have longer lifespans.

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Good. Its about time they treat the Switch as a 3DS replacement.

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All I want is a Link Between World remaster and an Ocarina/Majora double pack

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@ajstyles said:

Shocking....

Nintendo wants to port more games to switch.

This company is the definition of cheap and lazy.

And Sheep praise this. It’s so weird.

God of War 3, Last of Us, Dark Souls, Grim Fandango, Medievil, GTAV, Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 2, Uncharted Collection, Minecraft, Bioshock Collection, Batman Collection, Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls, etc.

People want to play old games whether they're ports, remasters, or remakes.

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The Metroid game on 3ds, Samus returns? That game should already be on switch... I can't believe it hasn't been ported yet.