Capcom Still Measuring How to Approach Switch

The announcement of Monster Hunter XX bodes well, however!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 05/26/2017 04:30 Comment on this     ShareThis

With the recent re-release of several Capcom-made Disney classics in the compilation title The Disney Afternoon Collection (ironically) skipping out on Nintendo’s various pieces of hardware, fans have been wondering what the stalwart developer has planned for the House of Mario moving into the future. In a recent interview with Toyo Keizai, Capcom COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto offered some insight into what those plans might be.

Keizai was quick to compliment Nintendo’s Switch, noting its inherent appeal as well as how his own daughter was eager to get hold of the system— an apparent first, for her. However, Keizai also seemed to caution that part of the process with developing for DS and Wii was waiting back to see how Nintendo made games for its unique consoles, suggesting that Capcom will be taking a similar “wait and see” approach with Switch. He also appeared to imply that part of Capcom’s strategy with the new hybrid system will be shaped by how well Ultra Street Fighter II performs in the months and weeks ahead. Shortly after Keizai’s comments, however, Capcom announced a Switch version of Monster Hunter XX for release in Japan later this year. More information will be announced at the Monster Hunter Championship 2017 this weekend.

Nintendo has tended to have Capcom in its corner as a dependable third-party partner more often than not, so it seems critical that such an integral developer be in the fold making games for Switch. Keizai’s words are open to interpretation, and the subsequent announcement of Monster Hunter XX certainly bodes well; after all, the series is incredibly popular in Japan. Still, it’s safe to say that the company is very carefully determining how it will be tackling Switch as time goes on.

What do you think of this development? Is Capcom key to Switch’s long term success? Sound off, below!

Source: Nintendo Everything

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Log In 0 points Log in or register to grow your Ninja Score while interacting with our site.
Nintendojo's RSS Feeds

All Updates Podcast
News Comments
Like and follow usFacebookTwitter Friend Code Exchange + Game with Us Join the Team!