Nintendo wants to appeal to more mature audiences

Oct 17, 2017, 00:37
Nintendo wants to appeal to more mature audiences

In a report by Game Zone, it is stated that the team behind "Injustice 2" is ready to make the necessary changes in order for the game to run as smoothly as possible on the Nintendo Switch without cutting too much of the content to make it happen.

According to The Wall Street journal, "Nintendo encouraging some producers of violent or risqué videogames to provide content for its Switch console in an attempt to shed its image as a maker of devices just for families, software developers say".

Nintendo is known for its family-friendly consoles, but it seems like the Switch will not be known as %100 family friendly. Takuya Aizu, chief executive of Inti Creates, told WSJ he was unsure if Nintendo wanted their game on the Switch.

Creator of the fighting game "Injustice 2", Ed Boon, has hinted that porting the game to the Nintendo Switch is not impossible at all.

Perhaps, with the past games experiencing positive reviews upon being ported to the Nintendo Switch, more publishers are looking to extend their market. But today our focus is really on releasing the expansion, and we will come to Switch after.

Atsushi Osanai, a professor at Waseda Business School, feels that Nintendo should be more careful about how it rolls out more mature games for the console, notes Digital Trends.

Speaking more generally about the idea of developing games for Switch, Boon seemed optimistic.

Now, you might ask how could this game possibly get any better? To port games originally meant for the latter two consoles to Nintendo's system, a few compromises would have to be made.

Nintendo has been excluded from the mature audience for years, but the Switch is fixing that. The brokerage firm now expects the Switch to sell 130 million units by 2022, compared to 70 million units previously.