Nintendo gave us an in-depth look at their new console Nintendo Switch last night in Tokyo.
Something that Nintendo has been heavily criticised for and arguably the reason why the Wii U wasn’t very successful, is the lack of 3rd party games support.
EA completely ditched the Wii U very early on in its lifespan. FIFA eventually disappeared from the console with FIFA 13 being the last FIFA release for the Wii U.
Well last night, EA Sports announced that FIFA is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
EA Executive Patrick Söderlund came on stage to announce the news. He went on to say that the game will be custom built for Nintendo Switch.
“It will deliver the FIFA experience custom built for Nintendo Switch… so you can play anywhere, play with anyone, and play how you want to play.”
The fact that EA will be releasing their biggest franchise on the Nintendo platform once again, but in a way that is unique to the Nintendo Switch, shows that EA have some confidence in Nintendo this time.
Whether that changes over its lifecycle or not is something that only time can tell. Regardless, it’s still a big step in the right direction.
In addition to this news, 2K’s NBA series was teased on the Nintendo Switch Reveal back in October. It has now been confirmed that NBA 2k18 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch via a gameplay library showcase of the Switch. The NBA 2K18 logo appeared in the video.