A few months ago, it was revealed that legendary horror game developer Shinji Mikami is not directing The Evil Within 2, the followup to his well-received 2014 game. Even though Mikami is not as deeply involved with the sequel’s development, however, he still has ideas for what he wants to see from the game, particularly a Nintendo Switch port.
Mikami made this comment in an interview with GameSpot, saying, “I think a Switch version would be interesting. I’d like to try that if I had the chance.” Mikami followed his comment by pointing out that he doesn’t even own a Nintendo Switch, and had to borrow a co-worker’s console to play through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Mikami said he’d like to purchase a Switch for himself before thinking too much on bringing The Evil Within 2 to the platform.
If The Evil Within 2 eventually made its way to the Nintendo Switch, it wouldn’t be all that surprising. After all, Bethesda has shown significant support for the Switch since its initial announcement, with plans to bring heavy hitters like The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, DOOM, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo’s console/handheld hybrid.
If Bethesda’s first wave of Switch games sell well enough, then one has to imagine that a port of The Evil Within 2 would be very likely. However, it’s unclear if other members of the Tango Gameworks staff are interested in creating a Switch port of the game, and with Mikami’s involvement being a supervisory role, his desires may take a backseat to the plans of game director John Johanas.
Even if The Evil Within 2 doesn’t make its way to the Nintendo Switch, perhaps the next game in the series – if it comes to pass, that is – will be built with the platform in mind. Bethesda has shown dedication to the Switch so far, and if its initial offerings are hits, then there’s no reason to think its future games won’t also make their way to Nintendo’s latest console.
The Evil Within 2 will launch on Friday, October 13th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.