Nintendo’s new console could offer new ways to experience the biggest video games in a brand new way and so Game Rant has put together a Nintendo Switch port wishlist.
When the Nintendo Switch launches early next year, it will have full third-party support. While that’s great news for those hoping for brand new, Switch-specific titles from some of the biggest names in the games industry, it also means that Nintendo Switch ports seem quite likely too.
The Switch would allow existing games to make use of the hardware in new ways – from its touchscreen to the fact that gamers can play its games on the go. Here are 10 games that Game Rant thinks deserve a Nintendo Switch port.
Although games of Rocket League can get fiercely competitive, the vehicle-sports game is also an incredible amount of fun when played with friends.
The rocket-powered arena-based action would lend itself well to the Nintendo Switch’s portable tablet as players could get together for local multiplayer 2v2 matches. On a TV, the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons would also make it easy to face-off against a friend in a splitscreen 1v1.
Another popular multiplayer title that deserve a Nintendo Switch port is Overwatch. While it would mostly give Overwatch‘s 20 million players an added excuse to play the game all the time, the tablet’s rumored touchscreen could also allow for some interesting methods of play.
Developer Blizzard is very good at creating special game modes and many would jump at the chance to play a special event that uses that touchscreen – perhaps for a special character ability.
Grand Theft Auto V
With each new GTA V update giving players an extra way to build and manage their criminal empires, the Nintendo Switch’s portability could just come in handy.
Co-ordinate heists in a coffee shop, wreak havoc on the people of Los Santos at lunch, steal flash vehicles during a break at work all in the name of amassing those GTA dollars.
Minecraft is available on just about every other popular platform going – even the struggling Wii U and the yet to be released Microsoft HoloLens – and so it would actually be more of a surprise if didn’t get a Nintendo Switch port.
The Switch’s touchscreen could make building a breeze and as Minecraft allows local multiplayers servers, players could sit down with the tablets in hand and take on the blocky universe together.
Telltale’s The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is an episodic game of hard choices and emotional decisions. While no one wants to end up crying over said choices on the train, a plane, or a bus, plenty of gamers would love to play through the series again on the go.
As Telltale has previously brought the series to iOS and Android touchscreens, the developer may already have a good idea of what it’s doing with the Switch’s potable tablet in that sense. Plus, with The Walking Dead: Season Three set to skip last-generation consoles, what better way for Telltale to make up for it by bringing the series to a brand new platform?