Frozenbyte was very supportive of Nintendo this generation, bringing multiple games to the Wii U eShop. Luckily, it seems nothing is changing with the release of the Switch. In an interview with Just Pause, Frozenbyte’s Kai Tuovinen was very complementary about Nintendo’s upcoming console. While Tuovinen talked about how supportive Nintendo has been, it seems the console’s developer friendly nature made their support unnecessary. This is a great sign for the Switch’s third party potential, something Nintendo has been struggling with for decades. Check out the full interview here.
Has Nintendo been supportive of the development process? If so, more or less so than other platform holders?
Yes, Nintendo has been very supportive and quick to respond to any questions we’ve had throughout development, and were great at helping out with hardware as well. I think all the platforms nowadays are pretty good with that.
How difficult has it been to develop for the Switch?
It has been a pleasure to work with the Switch due to how nicely everything has been thought out from a developer perspective. Our programmers were very happy with it.