20 Unreal Engine 4 Games in the Works for Nintendo Switch

Friday, April 14th, 2017

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Unreal Engine 4 on Switch

 

While there were no Unreal Engine 4 games available at launch for the Nintendo Switch system, there are certainly some on the horizon. Takayuki Kawasaki, the representative for Epic Games Japan, says there are 20 Unreal Engine 4 games in development in Japan. When asked if that number of games refers to Nintendo Switch titles, Kawasaki replied

“These are titles that use Unreal Engine, for Switch, and are being made in Japan. There may even be more. And now we’re gradually moving forward with Switch support for the free version [of Unreal Engine 4]. That way, as long as you have a Switch development license, you will be able to develop for Switch even with the free version.”

Of course, very few of these titles have been announced at this time. Dragon Quest XI is presumed to be among the Unreal Engine 4 games coming to Nintendo Switch in the future. However, very little is known about the game since it hasn’t been shown yet. So it is not known if it is based on the PlayStation 4 version (which used Unreal Engine 4), or on the 3D/2D version of the Nintendo 3DS. Other Unreal Engine games that have been announced for the Switch so far include Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and Shin Megami Tensei.

Kawasaki also commented that

“Unfortunately, there were not any Unreal Engine titles at launch, but in late March, Snake Pass, which was one of the titles playable at GDC, launched in America and Europe, and at the Nintendo Switch Presentation, there were titles such as Shin Megami Tensei. In Japan, there are about 20 titles being developed that use Unreal Engine, so I think that they’ll be announced gradually from here on.”

 

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.




  • Mr0303

    That’s good. UE4 seems to be the leading engine this generation. It is really easy to use and quite powerful.

  • Jon Idoncair

    i knew SMTV but i forgot DQ11 is made from it ha

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Sweet, more old ports. Have you guys heard the switch can run SKYRIM?!!