Last year, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, a port developed by Tantalus Media. Many in the industry were surprised to see the Australian-based developer entrusted with such a major endeavor, but the results spoke for themselves. Now it appears that the developer will handle ports for Nintendo’s latest system, and they’re even asking fans to let them know which games they would like to see come to the new platform.
In a recent interview with Maxi-Geek, Tantalus Media revealed that they have been working with the Switch hardware for quite some time. In the interview, Tantalus CEO Tom Crago discussed his love for portable gaming while gushing a bit about the hardware itself.
As someone who makes games, what excites you about the Switch?
Nintendo have done well in terms of creating a development environment that’s friendly and systematic. That sounds a bit limp, but as a developer you’re always looking to remove barriers to efficiency. We’ve been really happy on the Switch so far. Beyond that we’re absolutely sold on the concept. The controllers are very cool, and the possibilities they open up for local multiplayer experiences are really interesting.
Outside of Twilight Princess HD, Tantalus has built a reputation for developing strong ports. The Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 was also handled by the company, which apparently attracted the attention of Nintendo. Crago has encouraged fans to suggest potential Switch ports at Tantalus’ Facebook page, which can be found here. You can also find the rest of the interview at the link below.
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