Level-5 Promises Nintendo Switch Support, Just Not at Launch

Level-5 Promises Nintendo Switch Support, Just Not at Launch

The studio behind Yokai Watch is ready for the Nintendo Switch, but it wants to understand the system first.

Level-5 has long been a developer in Nintendo's stable, with titles like Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, and Yokai Watch all appearing on Nintendo portable platforms. The company's name appeared on Nintendo's list of partners for the the upcoming Switch console, but the list didn't include which games those partners were working on. In an interview with Vandal, Level-5 talked about its upcoming PlayStation 4 title, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, but briefly mentioned Switch support as well.

"Where what begins? I need you to be specific, or I will have you executed."

"We plan to make games for Nintendo Switch, but I think it's very important to find out the best way to get the most out of the console. For that reason, we won't have any titles at launch, but we'll work with it as soon as we figure out how to take advantage of it," said Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, according to a translation by Gematsu.

Hino also talked about the additional features added to the Ni no Kuni sequel in the move from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4. The upcoming title will have a kingdom creation system.

"There will be many new features," said Hino. "From the fact alone that we moved from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4, it will not be a simple RPG, and will introduce a new system focused on creating a kingdom. So yes, there will be many differences."

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom does not have a release window yet.

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