Limited Run Games Announces Nintendo Switch Approval

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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Limited Run Games has announced on their Twitter account that they have been approved to their games on the Nintendo Switch platform. They also announced that their first title for the Switch will launch next year. Limited Run Games is very happy about this news. They were asked in the comments about bringing their games to the Xbox One, but they’re reply was not as good for fans of that system.

 

In the comments, one fan asked if they could bring their games to Microsoft’s Xbox One console. Their response was less enthusiastic due to some of Microsoft’s policies that are problematic for the company. It was also noted that these same policies are keeping other companies, like NIS America, off of the Xbox One platform. The specific reason they can’t currently bring their titles to the Xbox One was stated in their initial response:

“Microsoft’s minimum order quantities are too high, unless they drop them drastically it’s not likely we can hit the platform.”

 

Limited Run Games did say that they would love to preserve games on the Xbox One, but that they are not likely to be able to do it for now. The company is known for their work as a special publisher that takes games made by other developers and gives them a physical release that they would otherwise probably never have had. However, they are not a developer, as they don’t make their own games.

 

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

    Now NS owners will know the terror of LRG scalpers.

  • Mr0303

    An interesting piece of information is that different platform owners have minimum order quantities. I’m actually in favour of raising that number so that more people can actually purchase the games.