Forgot password?  |  Register  |    
User Name:     Password:    

A New Handheld War Begins

Switch vs. Smach


While Nintendo showed a total of six games running on the Switch (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Remastered, NBA 2K17, Splatoon, a new 3D Mario, and a new Mario Kart), only Zelda has been confirmed. However, Nintendo's other games appearing are a very safe bet. Skyrim and NBA, on the other hand, are more of a question mark as neither Bethesda nor 2K confirmed these titles are coming to the platform.

Third party games which have been confirmed for the Switch includes Dragon Quest XI, Just Dance 2017, and an untitled 3D Sonic game. Nintendo also presented a list of developers expressing interest in creating Switch games including Bethesda, 2K Games, and EA, developers whose games are not common on Nintendo platforms. However, it remains to be seen if the Switch can run multi-platform titles from the PS4 and Xbox One or if its support from certain developers will be limited to remasters. However, many 3DS developers like Atlus, Sega, and Capcom could continue similar support with the Switch.

The Smach Z meanwhile is offering digital versions of whatever PC titles the hardware can handle, including games as demanding as Overwatch. While Steam is the focus of the Smach, however, it will not be the only option as services such as Good Old Games and Origin will also be available to install. The system will have many options for emulators in addition to this, offering a very diverse lineup. While there will not be any exclusive Smach Z titles, the sheer size of the library cannot be denied.

7 Pages «  5   6   7  »



Log in to your PixlBit account in the bar above or join the site to leave a comment.

Hot Story

Final Fantasy V Review Rewind

There are several similarities between Final Fantasy V and its younger sibling, Final Fantasy III. Chiefly of which, both games stayed exclusively in Japan well after the series moved on to the PlayStation in the mid-90s. For a time, Square Enix (formally SquareSoft) was uncertain if western audiences would grasp the deeper gameplay mechanics that drove character growth. But after the global success of Final Fantasy VII, they decided it was time to start bridging the gap in sequels in the US lineup. As a result, Final Fantasy V was the first to be released as part of the Final Fantasy Anthology compilation on the PlayStation in 1999.