Suda51 needs extra of his older games to come back to Nintendo Switch, however writer rights stay a problem

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For veteran game designer Suda51, the issue of porting his traditional games to Nintendo Switch comes right down to writer rights.

Goichi Suda, higher identified to us denizens of the Internet as Suda51, participated as soon as once more within the annual MomoCon pageant. While the Atlanta, Georgia-based occasion was cancelled this yr on account of COVID-19, a livestreamed alternative was set up to take its place the place the game developer was capable of reply just a few fan questions.

Many of those revolved across the potential for Nintendo Switch ports of a few of his hottest titles: Killer7, Killer is Dead, and Silver Case, amongst others.

Unfortunately, regardless of being the artistic drive behind these titles, Suda51 isn’t capable of port the games with out an okay from their publishers.

“Killer7 is up to Capcom,” he stated by way of a translator. Similarly, Killer is Dead has “split rights” with Kadokawa Games which implies bringing the title to Switch would require their approval.

1999’s The Silver Case, nevertheless, stays the likeliest candidate for a Nintendo Switch port. The game initially launched for PlayStation earlier than receiving an HD remaster in 2016 for PC, and later for PS4. According to the developer, there have “even been discussions about it.”

During the livestream Suda51 additionally hinted at a doable remake of the journey game Flower, Sun, and Rain. Flower, Sun, and Rain was launched on PlayStation 2 in 2001, earlier than getting a Nintendo DS port seven years later. It’s not as well-remembered as Killer 7, which got here out on the PS2 and GameCube in 2005.

As previously confirmed, Grasshopper Manufacture’s No More Heroes three is predicted to launch someday this yr. First revealed in 2019, the upcoming hack-and-slash game will arrive on Nintendo Switch. You can try a trailer for the brand new title under: