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Level-5 CEO Shows Interest in Nintendo Switch

"Yokai Watch" developer is sure to bring games to the Switch, says CEO.

Level-5 is the latest in a growing list of third-party developers to express interest in the Nintendo Switch.

In a recent interview with Vandal.net, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino was asked his opinion on the upcoming Switch, to which he replied:

“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.”

The statement casts some doubt over whether Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom,  announced last year, will be released for the Switch. Though at the very least, we can be sure of a Level-5 game for the platform at some point.

As the developer of massively popular games like Yokai Watch and Professor Layton, Level-5 has been a regular presence on the Nintendo DS and 3DS, but have often outsourced their home console titles to PlayStation platforms, especially for their American releases. However, it seems like the Switch may change things up a bit, likely thanks in part to its portable nature. 

Published Oct. 30th 2016

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