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There Are “No Plans” For A Nintendo Switch Version Of Middle-earth: Shadow Of War

You might not want to hold your breath for a Nintendo Switch version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War. The follow-up to 2014’s well-received Shadow of Mordor probably won’t come to Nintendo’s latest console. According to game director Michael de Plater, developer Monolith Productions has “no plans for the Switch at this time.” The upcoming title is scheduled to launch later this year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  1. This console is already a big joke , the amount of major third party titles skipping this console is huge already. People who claim that the switch doesn’t need these games cause they don’t care about them anyway are clueless. It’s not about you or me or your friends but the masses and the fact that the switch should have a big library for everyone. Than again people who buy these games won’t buy a Switch anyway, but thats Nintendo’s mistake to begin with, they lost the battle for these players long ago.

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    1. Almost everyone could see this coming though. Companies have skipped Nintendo consoles in favor of the other two for more than a decade now, at this point people just buy Nintendo consoles only because that’s the only place they can receive their Nintendo fix. People who aren’t fans of any of Nintendo’s IP’s just won’t be buying the system.

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    2. The people who claim that Nintendo doesn’t need these games have the right of it. Nintendo has proven in the past that they don’t need the big AAA 3rd party games that every other platform gets, because Nintendo platforms offer games that you will not find anywhere else; and I don’t just mean first-party games. I’m talking about 2nd party and 3rd party exclusives. Look at the Wii, DS, and 3DS for examples.The Switch will have a big library, but it’ll consist of games that are different than those you see on other platforms.

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      1. I suppose you felt the same way when the 3DS launched. The Switch is currently $150 more than the new 2DS XL and $100 more than the new 3DS XL. In comparison, the 3DS launched $150 more than the DS lite and $80 more than the DSi XL. That didn’t stop it from being successful. Introductory price does not generally have an effect on the overall performance of a console. The PS3 is evidence of that. The Switch will eventually replace the 3DS, but this is something that doesn’t have to happen immediately.

        As for the fanbase, looking purely at the numbers makes it seem like Nintendo is on a continuous downward trend, and the Wii was just a fluke, an unforseen variance in the trend. Personally, I don’t think the numbers are a reliable indicator at this point. I see Nintendo now as pre-Wii and post-Wii. The Wii was when the company became what is now “Modern Nintendo.” It was when they truly started doing things differently with their hardware. That, combined with the fact that the Switch can hardly be considered a traditional home console, indicate that the install bases of previous home consoles are of little use in determining the potential success of the Switch.

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      2. When I walk into a store all I see is My Little Pony, Expedition Robinson (tv show) , Million dollar question (tv show) and other cheap ass games. I check out this website every day, and all I see are colorfull rainbow happy games for children. Nintendo used to be famous for games Like Mega Man, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Double Dragon, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and many other violent games. In the current age those kind of games wouldn’t have seen the light on a Nintendo console ever. Sure the Switch gets Street Fighter but it still looks the same as 30 years ago. (unlike the new installments on other consoles)

        You can say all you want, but the golden days are long gone. Sales on the games you claim Nintendo doesn’t need don’t lie. Besides like I said it’s not about your opinion or mine, the games should be available for te people that do wan’t it.

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      3. I don’t know where you’re shopping, but I might suggest that you get out more. Perhaps search online for games. If “violent games” are all you’re looking for, you should probably reevaluate your preferences. The 3DS offered Bravely Default, Bravely Second, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Corpse Party, Zero Time Dilemma, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil: Revelations, Persona Q, Etrian Odyssey, multiple Dragon Quest games, a plethora of Nintendo games, and whatever else I may have missed. Most of these are either currently exclusive to Nintendo platforms, or were originally exclusive.

        There is a huge difference between a console not needing games and a console being affected by a lack of certain games. When I say that Nintendo doesn’t NEED something, what I mean is that they can still profit and grow financially without it. It would be nice to have all the big AAA 3rd party games on Switch, but don’t think that they absolutely have to be there. Nintendo has had plenty of other exclusives to balance the equation in the past. Look to my previous list. Now perhaps the games I listed aren’t to your liking, but like you said, it’s not about your opinion or mine.

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      4. Like I said, “The Switch will eventually replace the 3DS, but this is something that doesn’t have to happen immediately.” As long as it’s successful in the end, it doesn’t matter when it supplants the 3DS. The only point I was making was that the situation surrounding the Switch’s launch price is similar to the situation that surrounded the 3DS’s launch price and the 3DS wasn’t prevented from attaining success as a result.

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      5. Sure those games are nice. I’m actually a big RPG fine from back in the days. But those games aren’t on the level of The Witcher eather to just name one game. It’s not just about violence to me btw, just the option to play those games.

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  2. People keep missing the main fact, it’s only western AAA devs and publishers who refuse to make games on the Switch. Japanese devs are flocking to the Switch in droves, and they are the ones who make the best games rather than this copy paste BS we see like coming from western devs like Ubisoft, Activision, EA, Blizzard and WB ect.

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    1. I’m not a fan of most western developers but there are people who are and just want the same games. They don’t want to make a switch version and that’s okay. I don’t know if this development team has ever made a Nintendo game or even have developed kits or the sdk to attempt a switch version.

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  3. King Kalas X3 {Greatness Awaits. This use to be something that awaited those for all consoles. It's sad it's mostly just a PS4 slogan these days. Maybe Nintendo will get back to that greatness with the Switch. Only time will tell.} says:

    Meh. If I get this game, it will be for my PS4, not Switch.

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