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Koei Tecmo wants to make Switch games that can be played by numerous people, take advantage of features

Posted on October 28, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Koei Tecmo has been one of the biggest supports of Switch in Japan thus far. The company has released a number of games, with more on the way. Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon recently debuted, with other projects like Attack on Titan 2 and Atelier Lydie & Suelle in the pipeline.

Koei Tecmo’s Keiko Erikawa commented on the status of Switch . The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki passed along some of the CEO’s remarks.

In terms of sales, Switch games are selling just as expected. Repeat orders keep coming on a constant basis. Also, Switch has become a business with a very long tail. Koei Tecmo has some employees who haven’t bought a system yet, but it should continue to sell in the future.

Erikawa also added that Koei Tecmo wants to develop titles that can be played by numerous people and take advantage of Switch’s features. They feel that the system has overcome Wii U’s weaknesses and has the capability of impacting the current times. Because of this, they put resources into developing Switch games before the console was released.


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  • Exy

    It must be nice to want things.

  • Snackster1001

    Cool, I want Roy and Ike in FE warriors 😉

    • Burning Gravity

      I don’t. keep the cool characters out of that game so I don’t have to buy both it and DLC, lol

  • JoRge S. Princival Junior

    Please, bring dead or alive!

  • Burning Gravity

    some of KT’s games actually interest me so I’m kinda happy about this, just hope the sales keep up for them and the ports are quality enough, I’ll probably be getting NoZ2 and AoT2 at some point, and probably some Warriors game that isn’t FEW (so like that complete edition of One Piece Warriors 3 or whatever)

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Hyrule Warriors 2. I need more Linkle and Cia! Their take on Legend of Zelda was adorable and gimme more characters like Volga while reviving ones who are odd ducks Marin & Agitha!

  • Bart

    Great, is this where I can complain about what a lazy port Nights of Azure 2 is?

    The game doesn’t show up in play activity for one thing, which is annoying…

    B to confirm, A to cancel? You’re having a laugh. Doesn’t make much sense on PS to begin with and damn sure doesn’t make sense on Switch.

    I also didn’t appreciate the game closing on me with an error message earlier right after a boss fight, before saving… Back to FEW I went, and I’ll probably be picking up Odyssey on monday…

    I’d say I hope for a patch, but those hopes certainly aren’t up too high, it just seems nobody on the dev/publisher side actually cares about this game considering all the effort they’ve made to bury it, and the complete lack of effort in porting… Which is a shame, because the game itself is actually quite good, and I love the setting and atmosphere, and the character design.

    • Aline Piroutek

      Yeah, I hate this Playstation western nonsense too.

    • Symbol de Au

      That B to confirm stuff has disrupted my entire world view.

    • Jack Red

      The B to confirm and A to cancel thing, doesn’t Nights of Azure 2 have the ability to customize the controls? I never played or seen much of the game though.

      • Bart

        Yeah, you can customize your battle controls (up to a point, it wouldn’t allow me to put dodge and block on zl and zr either…) but you can’t switch confirm and cancel.

    • Paddy Alfan

      Smo and Noa2 released on the same week and you choose to left Smo for later? Serves you right.

      • Bart

        My reasoning was simple, NoA2 will be gone from physical stores within a week or so, SMO will stay available for years to come.

      • Symbol de Au

        I don’t really like platformers myself. I got every star in Super Mario Galaxy 2 and never really had much fun. That said, I might buy Odyssey just for the song.

    • Joshua Tryon

      Yeah, I completely agree. I was going to trade it in, then I realized that I am still under 30 days of purchase from Amazon. I’m going to return it and report it as not working properly (which it isn’t) and get back my money. I loved the first game on PC and PS4 but never have I regretted a pre-order so much. Handheld or docked, doesn’t matter, it plays like a damn slideshow.

      • Bart

        The frame rate doesn’t really bother me as much as the other stuff I’ve mentioned, I’ve only played docked though… But yeah, another indication of the lack of care put into it, this game really doesn’t look like it should have much trouble running on anything, and I’ve heard the PS4 version has slowdown too… Again, I think it’s a shame, I do like the game itself.

  • Jaxon Holden

    Fire Emblem Warriors is amazing- best Warriors game I’ve ever played in fact- they NAILED the melding of mechanics from the two franchises. All Warriors games should use the FE Warriors gameplay of directing multiple units at once… and Nights of Azure 2 is definitely worth picking up as well. It’s a solid game.

    Keep em comin.

    • Joshua Tryon

      I agree with you on FEW, but NoA2, did you play the same game as I did? Performance is god-awful and over a week later and still not a single patch or update. Completely broken game we got.

  • ronin4life

    When they say numerous people, do they mean more types of players buying their titles or that they want to add multiplayer features?

    Because I personally do want multiplayer back in Nobunaga’s Ambition for starters lol

    • Princess_Eevee9

      I’m hoping that if this game sells tons we get Pokemon Conquest 2.

  • YamiryuuZero

    Warriors games. With local multiplayer.
    8 people linked together, coordinating between themselves to tackle on bosses with two people, one falling back to protect their base, other three pushing forward…

    In fact, I thought this one would be a no brainer.

    • One Switch can barely handle 2 players without reducing framerate and enemy count, so you’d need a lot of hardware

      • YamiryuuZero

        That’s precisely what I meant.

      • KnickKnackMyWack

        More than one Switch is more hardware.

  • I love Keiko Erikawa, and I’m glad to hear all that. KT can be really frustrating to me, but I like what Ruby Party does, and now that they have Gust, I of course want more of that.

    I want some otome games! Heck, I wouldn’t mind the recent, Vita ports of Angelique and Haruka, but I hope they also make something new. (It’s been a while, right?)

  • ben

    So where is my new Fatal Frame?

  • Paddy Alfan

    Make a sports game then.

    • Strawman

      Or a “Battle Royale” game, and throw in the Nemesis system for good measure 😉

      • Paddy Alfan

        I have no idea what kind of genre this battle royal.
        The only experience I’ve got with a battle royal is wwe games where 8 people spamming reversal button. And the winner got insulting messages from the other 7 deeming s/he got lucky.

        Not a fun experience

        • Strawman

          Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode are apparently quite the hot thing right now. I don’t play either of them, but that’s what goes around 😛

  • Nick Salazar

    Dead or Alive Dimensions HD remastered and the original Ninja Gaiden (Arcade version) please.

  • Zeebor
  • R.Z.

    Ninja Gaiden collection !
    DoA fighting game !
    Please !