The Metroid-inspired indie game Axiom Verge is coming to Wii U eShop on September 1. But what about Nintendo 3DS? Game creator Thomas Happ mentioned at this E3 that it might be a possibility. In a recent interview with Dan Adelman, who works alongside Happ, Nintendo World Report again asked about the status of a Nintendo 3DS version.
The answer? Maybe. Probably not. And if so, it wouldn’t be a quick process to port. Porting the game over to Nintendo 3DS isn’t as simple as scaling down the resolution. When asked about the possibility of the 3DS version, Adelman said:
“We would love to, but we’re looking into the technicabl feasibility. Even though the graphics/artstyle is very retro-looking, there’s actually a lot that’s technically going on under the hood. It’s always funny when people look at it and say “Oh, you could run that on the NES”, and I laugh because there’s no way you could run that on a NES. It really pushes the Wii U hardware. We’re investigating what it would take to bring it to the 3DS. We probably wouldn’t be able to, if we were able to do it at all, there would have to be some compromises made. We don’t know what those compromises would be, and if it’s not going to be a great experience we don’t want to do it. We’re looking into it now, if I had a magic wand and could make it play perfectly on the 3DS, absolutely we’d love to do it.”
Might as well just play the Wii U version next week! We’ll let you know of any updates on a 3DS port of Axiom Verge. If you are unfamiliar with the game, be sure to check out a trailer at the bottom of this post.
Source: Nintendo World Report