2020 is do-or-die for major Japanese 3rd party support. I said 2019 a while back but I'm giving 3rd parties another year. If Nintendo gets nothing next year then I say Nintendo should just symbolically tell Capcom to fuck off by making their own version of Monster Hunter. Hell, even if Capcom does make a Switch exclusive Monster Hunter, Nintendo should still make their own Monster Hunter-like franchise due to how absolutely fickle Capcom tends to be.
It's such a weird situation..
I just find it hard to believe that Capcom would commit more to the Switch beyond tests..I mean ports..at this point!
After finding success with the 3DS with Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Ace Attorney, and even Street Fighter IV (can't you bring that on Switch?), why are we still at a "testing" phase? What are the sales numbers telling Capcom at this time? I don't expect Resident Evil 7 (probably hard to port), Street Fighter V (probably due to the business aspects of the game and Sony being involved), or even Devil May Cry 5 (probably hard to port as well). However, Ace Attorney and Monster Hunter are prime series that can find success on Switch, exclusive or multi-platform.
Hell, even Atlus has been kinda weird when it comes to Switch. Besides SMTV (which we haven't seen much of yet), Persona 5 Scramble, and TMS #FE Encore, they don't seem to be as committed to Switch as they were to 3DS, which received a buttload of SMT games, Etrian Odyssey games, and a couple of Persona Q games.Last edited by Kai_Mao - on 08 November 2019