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NIS CEO: “Multiplatform Development For PS4 And Nintendo Switch Is Very Much A Possibility”

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu recently had the opportunity to sit down and interview NipponIchi Software’s CEO about the upcoming Nintendo Switch platform and the opportunity to develop for it. While the CEO admits that they have grown together with the PlayStation brand he says they simply can’t ignore the Nintendo Switch and its portable nature and said from here on multiplatform development for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch is very much a possibility.

“That’s true. As you’ve said, we are a software company that has grown together with Playstation, and are well aware that a lot of our fans are on Playstation platforms. So it is not as if we will stop developing games for Playstation. Overseas, Playstation 4 sales are incredibly strong and we will continue making games for the Playstation 4 platform.

However, in Japan we can’t just ignore the move to portable gaming consoles. Our games are well suited for portable gaming, so when you think about it, it is important for PS4 and Nintendo Switch to balance each other out and do well. With that in mind, from here on multiplatform develpment for PS4 and Nintendo Switch is very much a possibility.”

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    1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

      *likes for the fact brother was watching Batman Forever last night*

      1. I don’t care what anyone says Batman Forever is awesome. Not as dark as the first two, but at the same time a little more twisted I would say due to Jim Carrey’s Riddler & Tommy Lee Jones’ Two Face.

        1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

          It wasn’t til Batman & Robin that it got worse. I love B&R but ugh! The campiness gets very, very vomit-y after awhile. Definitely a movie you should only watch once every few years. But if there is one thing I’ll always hate BF and B&R for is the fact it damaged Joel Schumacher’s reputation. He was the best guy to continue what Tim Burton started in the first two since he made movies like The Lost Boys but the WB couldn’t get over the parents bitching about Batman Returns being too violent & dark so they forced the man to make them THEIR way instead of his way. Funny how times have changed, though, since we got the Christopher Nolan Batman movies & what they are doing with their cinematic universe right now with the dark & gritty. xD

          1. Luckily I don’t know him so his name isn’t tarnished to me lol. Even if I did I love BF so I am happy and wouldn’t change that movie a bit. B&R however lol. I only saw it once in theaters, I just remember it being bad.

            1. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

              Schumacher does a lot of dark movies. One of his best, for me, was The Lost Boys. It’s an awesome vampire movie from the 80s. I really should try & see his other movies, though, since I’ve only ever seen the movie I just mentioned & the two Batman movies he was forced to do the studio’s way.

              As for B&R’s biggest sin, it was definitely turning Barbara Gordon, Gordon’s daughter, into Barbara Wilson, Alfred’s niece.

              1. I’ve heard of Lost Boys for a long time and a couple of years ago someone lent me the dvd or vhs (can’t remember) of the trilogy but I have been lazy about watching it haha. And I don’t know if I have a vcr currently if it is vhs.

        2. Omega King Kalas Ridley X3 (Greatness Awaits at Nintendo Switch & Sony PlayStation 4! Come join us in the Light of Darkness!!) says:

          If Schumacher knew the kind of hate he’d get for making those movies even though the blame is misplaced, I wonder if he would have bothered making them. I would have hoped he would have told them to either let him make the movies his way or told them to fuck off.

          1. It sucks when an awesome director or artist is told to tone down their vision, let them do what they want. Let’s see what’s really going on in their minds and see their true vision.

  1. Yeah right, with a processor with half the cpu and gpu capacity, Devs will surely work their asses off to make a gorgeus PS4 game run the same as a Switch game… alrighty thend

      1. Ofcourse not! But when developers make a PS4 game and push its capabilities with it, squeezing that same quality when it comes to graphics, framerate and overall preformance out on something with half its strength is A SHITTON OF WORK. Now I want those devs to do that work, We all want those devs to do that work, but lets face it [insert Wii U] they simply don’t want to unless the install base is huge.

        Considering the currently slim launch line-up, that seems unlikely, the reports of the Switch being underpowered will turn off a shitton of people as well, so what we’re gonna be left with is the same as Wii U: Devs promising a ton, but opting out because too much work for redeeming product, that will produce too little profit.

        But hey, as a fan, I desperatly want to be wrong here.

  2. Switch supports Unreal Engine 4, Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake run on Unreal Engine 4.

    Just saying.

    1. I was SOOOOOOOOOOO expecting one if not both of those when Square said they have something else to show us….but nah, we got two more dragon quests to go with the two we are already getting. Totally awesome! But wait, not it’s not. I wouldn’t want four zeldas at the same time, let alone four rpgs of the same series I’ve never played.

      1. I’d have to think they’re holding off for some reason. We all know Kingdom Hearts would never able to sell based on the how the 3DS one did and FF7 is an iconic game. These games need to be on Switch.

        1. Was that a typo about kingom hearts never being able to sell? I think it would sell pretty well on switch, but I’m not sure how the handheld ones sold. I would hope handheld sales don’t reflect what console sales would be but maybe lol

          1. Yeah it was a typo. The one on 3DS I think did over a million so a main game like 3 on Switch shouldn’t be such a hurdle for them to do.

  3. I think we could end up seeing a lot of Japanese games ported over to switch. The switch seems made to be perfectly suited for Japanese gaming tastes. Thankfully, with no region locking, we’ll all benefit regardless of how popular the switch ends up being in the west.

  4. Sounds good, but NIS games suit the Switch art-style wise (don’t they make mostly 2D games?) so makes sense. Not too surprising but I want to hear more from other companies regarding the system’s performance.

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