One bit is especially worth reading if you're keeping an eye on the results of Nintendo's now two-year-old tie-up with DeNA to make mobile games, as Fils-Aime points out that it's not just about driving more people to buy Nintendo hardware and software. With even more quality titles being pumped out onto the Switch, the console would be even more appealing and Nintendo's further commitment would surely entice third-parties to pick up the phone and call the Big N. Even Nintendo has previous offered voice chat directly through the console.
For players and developers, it is probably desirable to give those games a second shot at the success they deserve, by rescuing them from the Wii U's dismal install base, and putting them on the active and surging Switch instead. That's not a put-down - it's a compliment.
It took the typically military design of a first-person shooter and changed the language into something more about fun and less about death. I'm just telling you. When E3 started Nintendo went ahead and shocked us all by confirming that a "Core" Pokemon title is indeed coming to the Switch but it may not release for a year. Here's hoping for Smash 4 Deluxe some time soon.
The key thing here is that competitive gaming is a broader segment: It's something everyone does, be they professional esports gamers or you and your family or friends. "In terms of the APIs that we can build into an app, the fact that phones are ubiquitous, the fact that it allows us to do much more rapid improvements and updates to the service, that's why we think a phone execution-and specifically a mobile app execution-is going to be better for the consumer", Fils-Aime said.
As of now, the only confirmed Pokemon game for the Nintendo Switch is "Pokken Tournament DX". Still, it's nice to see Nintendo reacting to fan feedback. The company did not disclose their timeframe for the said game as well.
"We wanted to make sure that it is a robust, well-executed online environment, and for the $20 annual subscription fee, the consumer says, 'This is a no-brainer". I want to participate. I experienced exactly what many hopeful Switch owners will experience. "At the same time, new techniques that we haven't seen are going to rise out of that". With Metroid Prime 4 being a numbered entry, we can speculate that Nintendo plans a return to form, rectifying the criticisms on 2010's Metroid: Other M deviating from Metroid lore in favour of the critically acclaimed Prime Trilogy developed by Retro Studios.