There’s been a lot of talk regarding games that will be available to the Nintendo Switch, since a lot of big publishers have signed on to make games for the new console. Now, Electronic Arts (EA) has teased that one of its “bigger games” will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen said that they will be launching “a game or two” for the Nintendo Switch. He clarified that it won’t actually be a new game specifically made for the upcoming new console, but rather a port of one of EA’s better known titles.
“We haven’t yet announced what game, but you should assume that its one of our bigger games,” Jorgensen said during the UBS Global Technology Conference, as per GameSpot. “We’re excited for Nintendo.” He also said that the Switch is “an interesting device” but questioned how broad its appeal is going to be considering that most users already have a regular portable device with the 3DS.
Jorgensen's statement is understandable considering how the Nintendo Switch is going to change how home and portable gaming is percieved. Gaming on smartphones is also huge right now and it might affect how consumers will respond to the Switch.
Last month, Nintendo announced a slew of partners that have agreed to support the Switch console, and the list includes Activision, Bethesda, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Warner Bros. and, of course, Electronic Arts. EA hasn’t actually released a game for Nintendo since the 2012 launch of the Wii U.
EA brought four games to the Wii U, namely: “Mass Effect 3,” “Need for Speed Most Wanted," “Madden NFL 13” and “FIFA 13.” The possible EA titles heading to the Switch console could be “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” which is slated to be released in 2017, “The Sims 4,” or even possibly “Battlefield 1,” as pointed out by Digital Trends.
Nintendo has remained quiet on what games will be available for the Switch. The gaming firm will be holding a special event in Japan on Jan. 13 to give out more details about the Switch, such as pricing, exact release date and games. The most popular rumor going around right now is that a new “Super Mario” game will be the launch title for the Nintendo Switch instead of “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”