Announced for the Switch in an indie-focused presentation, Pocket Rumble is an arcade fighter based on classic Neo Geo Pocket titles. In an interview with Nintendo UK, the developers talked about why they decided to bring the game to the Switch. According to them, Pocket Rumble didn’t start development as a Switch game. It was the console’s unique portable multiplayer that attracted the team to the system. Check out their comments below.
Pocket Rumble has potential to be a great local multiplayer game. How important is it to you that Nintendo Switch will allow two players to fight not just on a TV screen but outside in tabletop mode?
Right, that’s exactly why we need to be on Nintendo Switch! This is the first time a handheld has really had the feel of playing on one console in local multiplayer. It’s perfect. We didn’t know anything about the Nintendo Switch when we were first designing the game but as soon as we heard about its capabilities we were like “this is perfect, this is exactly what we need to be on. This is a local, multiplayer, portable console and here we have this very important local multiplayer game that’s focussed on portability.” So it was a perfect fit!