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[Let’s Talk] Third-party games you’d like to see ported to Switch

Posted on August 19, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Let's Talk, Switch

Switch continues to receive new games, but older titles are being brought over as well. We’ve seen this with third-parties, and even Nintendo. Although in Nintendo’s case, their “ports” have some extra bells and whistles – like the revamped Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and new arcade fighters for Pokken Tournament DX.

Capcom recently announced Resident Evil Revelations Collections for Switch. That could be just the tip of the iceberg, as the publisher seems to be preparing more titles for the system as well. So I thought this could pave the way for an interesting topic to discuss: third-party games we’d like to see ported to Switch.

I’ll get the discussion started here. There are two clear games that come to mind when I think about third-party games I’d like to see brought over to Switch. With rumors about Okami being released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, a Switch version would be lovely. I’d happily buy the game for a third time if it meant being able to play it on the go. I’d also really like to see Persona 5 on Switch. I played through the entirety of Persona 4 Golden on the PlayStation Vita, and having that handheld experience would be fantastic.

But how about you? Is there any game – or games – in mind outside of Nintendo that you’d like to see make the jump to Switch? If not, that’s completely fine as well. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Highlights from last week’s topic: What are you playing? – August 2017

Lance Devon

Seriously just eating my backlog of Wii U games. Got Runbow a week ago and finally getting in on it. It’s actually… Pretty damn amazing.

Outside that doing Ever Oasis for some time now, almost took me entirely away from the Switch for the time being.

Jack Bankhead

I need to be playing more Splatoon 2. I preordered it and played on release, but I was on a vacation with really bad wifi, and now there’s school.

I got Rocket Fist, fun little game. I hope to play it with some buddies. I’ll probably be getting some indies, too.


Been playing the MH: Stories demo, surprisingly good actually. I’ll probably pick that up at some point. Hell knows that’s all the MH we’ll get for a while 😛


Re-playing again Perfect Dark nothing to play right now at least in my side…..

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  • Xiarno

    I have ONE game I REALLY, REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY want on the Switch, and I’m sure a LOOOOOOOT of people will agree wiht me.


    • Definitely agree with you. Hell I would also accept a remake of Okamiden too.

      • Xiarno

        Yeah, Okamiden is great ! I am playing it right now. Still not finish tough.
        #bringbackokami ◄ (I create that hashtag and I hope it’s spread around most network)

    • Thomas_NE

      If Okamiden has taught me anything it’s that drawing on the screen in the Switch version would be fantastic. Drawing with motion controls in the air like with the Wii version is _okay_, but touch screen controls are fantastic

  • KnightWonder

    A proper port of Sonic Forces and KH3.

    • TheGoomba

      A proper “port” of Forces? We barely know anything about it and it’s not being made for one console and then just brought over later.

  • Vigilante_blade

    Dark Souls and Persona, Monster Hunter, Ys, Fortune Street and Guilty Gear are extremely good fits for Switch. I think those styles of games would just work tremendously well with this type of console.

    • Roto Prime

      This guy gets it!!!!!

  • SomeFluffer64

    Freedom Planet and its forthcoming sequel of course!

  • Adrian Brown

    Dragon Ball FighterZ, Smite, Hands of the Gods (from the same people of Smite), Fatal Frame V, Skullgirls, and whatever ThatGameCompany (Journey) does.

    • JasonBall

      Frame is no longer third party.

    • Annie Anemo

      The Fatal Frame IP is co-owned by Nintendo so it can happen but it’s very unlikely, I wish it did because I’ve been a fan of the series since the first one on PS2

      • R.Z.

        What makes you say it’s unlikely ?
        I’ve been under impression the series was having new entries pretty regularly until now.

        • Annie Anemo

          Fatal Frame 5 being sold in very limited quantities in Europe while in America it was only sold digitally, and unlike every other of their games, Nintendo didn’t even mention the game until they announced that it was getting localized a year after it was first announced in Japan and 7 months after its release over there so Nintendo clearly had no intentions of localizing it but did it due to fan requests and that’s why it was sold like that outside Japan.

          It’s obvious that Nintendo doesn’t think they can sell Fatal Frame on the west, Fatal Frame 4 was kept as a japan exclusive and the remake of 2 did get an european release but not an american one despite all 3 Fatal Frame games released on Nintendo consoles (Spirit Camera doesn’t count since it’s a spin-off) have been the best selling of the series in Japan (best selling worldwide are the PS2 versions of 1 and 2) so that’s why I think it’s unlikely that we’ll get a new Fatal Frame, maybe a Zero game (because like I mentioned the sales of the series have improved in Japan since the series went Nintendo-exclusive and thanks to Koei Tecmo’s efforts with those multimedia tie-ins), but not a localized Fatal Frame game.

          • R.Z.

            I get your point.
            Living in the EU I wasn’t all that aware about how the series has been scarce, especizlly in america.
            But I think there may be some responsability on the side of NoA specifically.

          • Annie Anemo

            Yeah, I think it’s NoA and I understand that Fatal Frame games sell poorly which is a shame but I don’t get what’s taking them so long with Mother 3, they should’ve released it during the Undertale craze

      • JasonBall

        Yeah I’d say 90% a game makes it to Switch by 2022. Nintendo owns the IP. They already have Switch-exclusive Fatal Frame collaboration costume in Nights of Azure 2.

        • Annie Anemo

          Nice, didn’t know that because I’m not interested in that game but seeing anything Fatal Frame is always good.

  • JasonBall

    I don’t play any of them, but I want to see anything AAA, as many old ones as possible ported or new ones released simultaneously, not for my sake but for Nintendo’s. The number one issue with switch as a platform is the zero modern and very few older AAA ports. This murder of Indies being released is not gonna cut it.

  • miiverse

    • JasonBall

      True best comment here.

    • Vigilante_blade

      I actually don’t miss Miiverse at all.

      • JasonBall

        Why don’t you back that up with scientific fact and explain why we shouldn’t either.

        • Vigilante_blade

          No, because it’s an opinion.


    Even though Nomura did not deconfirm KH3, I hope KH3 along with 1.5 + 2.5 comes Switchwards.

    • Fandangle

      It seems to be Squeenix’s general policy to “not confirm or deconfirm” any console because they’re greedy and will port it there instantly if they think there is money in it. At this point I’m sure they’d port it to the N64 if they thought people would actually buy it.

      I also read “switchwards” as “switchtards” and had to do a doubletake.

  • Logan Wayman

    If there are some third-parties I want on Switch, only some that I want, it’s these suckers:

    – Dark Souls
    – Dragon Ball Fighter Z
    – Injustice 2
    – Final Fantasy XV (Potentially the Definitive Edition)
    – Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
    – Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds
    – Gang Beasts
    – NieR: Automata
    – Subnautica
    – Lawbreakers
    – Fallout 4
    – DOOM (2016)
    – Tekken 7
    – Final Fantasy VII Remake

    and last but certainly not least:

    – BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

    These are the third party games I want on the Switch!

    • Micbro

      Well, we do know a BlazBlue game is coming to Switch; hopefully they’ll bring over Cross Tag.

    • Dissidia Switch would be fun, maybe stick in Shulk or Link as a guest fighter

  • Jack Red

    I’d like to see the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise come to the Switch.


      The director was interested to know if Switch owners wanted the games to come to the Switch.


      • Jack Red

        Yeah, But I was meaning about like an official confirmation for the franchise coming to the Switch. I already own a lot of the games on Steam, but I’d be willing to buy them again on Switch.

  • Micbro

    There’s only 2 games I won’t be buying on the Switch this year. They are Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (I’ll probably wait until they provide a “Complete Package”) and Star Wars Battlefront 2 since I have so much nostalgia for SW Battlefront 2 on PSP.
    It would be amazing for these games to come to the Switch, but for sure Battlefront 2 won’t come over anytime soon since EA is focused on Fifa 18 and Capcom is taking a rather unusual approach with their software lineup this year so who knows what else there planning for the Switch.
    I hope to see Kingdom Hearts 3 on the Switch eventually since I got into the series with Dream Drop Distance but I’ll probably buy it on another console then purchase it again for a potential Switch version. 1.5+2.5+2.8 would be an amazing package, especially for someone like me who isn’t entirely familiar with the series so that would be amazing to experience on the Switch.
    Lastly, my dream games (which in turn should I want for the Switch) are a proper Sonic Riders sequel (I loved the original on Playstation 2/ Gamecube), some sort of Marvel game, and some sort of Star Wars game with PROPER LIGHTSABER MOTION CONTROLS.

    I hope for the best in the Switch’s upcoming year third party wise.

  • Paddy Alfan

    DoA franchise.
    GTA (anything but IV)
    All good telltale games (I’ll settle with Bigby only)
    Madden (you’ve got fifa ballkicker , whyd you hate American sports so much nintendo?)
    Battlefield and starwars bg.

    • TheGoomba

      It’s not Nintendo that doesn’t want Madden, it’s EA that doesn’t want to hand it over.

    • Roto Prime

      But GTA IV is the best ;____; Your evil Paddy Alfan!!!

      • R.Z.

        It’s the one episode where the protagonist’s friends are $h*##iest than Sonic’s though.
        Totally ruined it for me, I would turn down my phone, go off exploring the city and when I put it back on everybody hates me because I didn’t do the sitting for all the giant babies. :-/

        • Roto Prime

          “Lets go to bowling”

        • Roto Prime

          My favored part of the game was the online, it was chaos!!! Pure fun <3

          • R.Z.

            I didn’t try that, I didn’t even have the courage to finish the campaign and I had bought a pack with the DLC episodes too.
            Too bad for me I guess.
            I played a bit of V’s online mode at a friend’s though, on a special snow event too. I hit people with snowballs, they retaliated with guns.
            Pretty fun

          • Roto Prime

            Ya, love the online, its all about the fun, sucks that you never played much of the game, I did not finish it ether, loved driving around and going go the comedy club!! For some unknown reason I enjoy GTA IV more the GTA V -___-

  • Kalmaro

    Trick question, I want ALL of the game ported.

    • Indielink

      The man brings a valid point to the table.

    • Radish

      I’m gonna have to agree. In case any third party companies are reading this, I don’t want to give them yet another excuse not to port a game over (“Wasn’t on their lists, they don’t want it!”). I’d like to see every game on Switch. And Capcom, quit being stingy to Switch owners with Mega Man Legacy and Disney Afternoon!

  • Aline Piroutek

    Kingdom Hearts main series, collection and the third installment.
    Final Fantasy main series.
    Dead or Alive series.

  • Pepperkeet

    Bravely Default 3
    Dark Souls Trilogy
    Maybe IA/VT Colorful Deluxe

  • TheGoomba

    I don’t want “ports.” I don’t want Sony’s and Microsoft’s watered-down hand-me-downs. I want third parties to have confidence in Nintendo and NOT just “meh, I guess we’ll do it, but you’re not getting the DLC or anything extra.”

    I want third party games that have Nintendo in mind, not those from developers who will laugh at Nintendo whenever a PS4 or Xbone-biased journalist is in the room.

  • cloud36426

    All of them!

  • Roto Prime

    I will take a Hard copy of Sonic Mania for starters…and then Final Fantasy XII HD and Dark Souls with wireless lan, RE 0/1/4 HD and top it all off with Elder Scrolls Oblivion!!! That would be my happiness…..

  • Leonel

    Would be cool if we saw GTA come to switch and DOOM

  • Fandangle

    Nothing. I want the console to stand on it’s own. I want to own the console because it has all these amazing games I can only get on it. I hate that it’s become the console for port begging. I hate that the only thing people are seemingly hyped for are ports

  • Tito

    I would love to play on Switch Dark Soul trilogy, Bioshock trilogy and the Mass Effect original Trilogy, the experience to play Final Fantasy XV, Persona 5, Nier Automata, For Honor would be amazing on the go. Also see games with the “DX” treatment like the Bayonneta 1 & 2, Wonderfull 101, Pandora Tower, The Last Story, Madworld, ZombieU, Fatal Frame and Xenoblade X would be awesome.

  • Knux

    I’d love to see Persona 5 or any other Persona game on Switch. I know we already have SMT on the way but I honestly prefer the style of the Persona series.
    Dragon Ball Fighters Z or BlazeBlue Tag Team Battle is another one I’d love to see. Any good looking 2D fighting game I’d love to see on Switch, and they fit that criteria.
    Those are the top on my list, but to be honest, any AAA game on Switch would be good for me.

  • Kyle K. Moore

    1st Choice: Dragon’s Dogma!!!

    After that, Dark Souls and Kingdom Hearts Trilogies, tied

  • Justin McQuillen

    I would play Final Fantasy or DOOM 2016 if ported to Switch. Not generally big on most western third parties but I think a GTAV port to Switch seems like a no-brainer. Half-Life 2 with motion controls would be cool.

  • キロ

    Valkyria Chronicles : )

  • Exy

    I’ll be realistic. The games I want most on Switch are the ones that make the most of its portability and built-in multiplayer. The best examples I can think of is Duck Game, which should have been a launch title, and every fighting game out there right now.

  • Roobin

    XCOM 2

  • Locky Mavo

    I’d love to see games like Kingdom Hearts games, the Souls trilogy, Dragonball FighterZ, Nier, XCOM, Vanquish, other Resident Evil games, Monster Hunter, Darksiders trilogy, DoA, Ni no Kuni 1&2, SuperGiant’s games and the SMT/Persona games, then there are a few more Wii U ports I’d like to see like Wonderful 101, Bayonetta, Fatal Frame, Star Fox Zero, Hive Jump, Tokyo Mirage Sessions and either a Smash port or a new game. But right now, I’m itching for a FPShotter, like Bioshock, Boarderlands, Battlefront 2, Conduit, or a real Timespitters trilogy remake.
    I’d still like some new 3rd party games and the VC too. There’s nothing wrong with wanting or getting ports, the only thing that matters when it comes to ports is that they are done right.

  • Nocturnal YL

    I already have a Wii U. Stop stripping it of its identity.

    Not sure about ports from other systems. There are some games that I want, but again, identity issue.

    • Guest

      What identity?

      • Nocturnal YL

        Some people (like me) remember game systems by the games on it. Any game that gets ported to other systems means having one less thing that makes the system it’s on stands out.

        And if the Wii U is left with so few unique games, that’d make me question why did I get it in the first place. And I’d feel cheated by Nintendo. I don’t always buy games when they’re launched (and have, indeed, buy Mario Kart 8 mere months before the announcement of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe), so “you get a three-year head start” isn’t a convincing reason.

        I’d say the same for the other systems. I don’t want to make the decision to finally buy a PlayStation 4, and then the very next day the publisher of the game I buy it for comes out and say they’re porting it to the Switch.

    • R.Z.

      It’s such an essential part of its identity to be the one console that doesn’t get the third party games …
      Seriously, First/second party Nintendo games are enough to give the console a very strong identity.

  • Hmm……I have a few….

    GTA HD Collection
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Monster Hunter World
    Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Tekken 7
    Batman Arkham Collection
    Persona 5
    NieR Automata
    Witcher 3 (Game Of The Year Edition)
    Resident Evil 4 HD: Switch Edition
    Resident Evil Origins
    Dark Souls Trilogy

  • Reggie

    I know people are getting sick of ports, but I would like to see another Okami port for the Switch. I played it on the Wii and it was really great. Though preferably, if they did port it I would like to see the motion controls be optional. They were great for drawing, not so much for combo attacks.

    Other than that, Square Enix also comes to mind. Though Final Fantasy has fallen from grace so I’m in no rush to play those.

  • Annie Anemo

    Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Monster Hunter World, Persona 5, FF7 Remake, Injustice 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, NieR: Automata, RE7, RE2 Remake, South Park: the fractured but whole, GTA5, Shadow of Mordor (screw SoW and its microtransactions), the Dark Souls series, Overwatch, The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077

  • Meadowtronic

    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • Apfel


    • Apfel

      Nier and Persona 5

  • Sammysamson 19

    dragon ball xenoverse 2
    dragon ball fighters

    • Reggie

      Xenoverse 2 is already confirmed. I think this is intended for unannounced third party games.

  • Gamingfan

    How about nintendo announcing a few more games themselves for next year. All we know of so far are two 2d platformers (yoshi and kirby) and fire emblem. Just having them and a few more wii u ports til next holiday wont cut it.

    • Evan Gustavson

      Pokemon Switch? 2018 at the earliest still leaves that as an option.

    • R.Z.

      I hate to agree but I do.
      Not that I think they actually have that little in store for next year but I really hate their PR strategy of not giving their fans any long term vision of their plans.

  • Patrick

    GTA V (or even GTA VI?) and CoD WW2!

  • Tlink7

    Kingdom Hearts, Deus Ex and Metal Gear. Rest I don’t really care about 😛

  • RoadyMike

    Ideally,as many hard hitting games as possible

  • Bart

    Persona 5 is definitely the first thing to come to mind.

    I’ve also had Code Veronica on my mind for some reason ever since they announced Revelations…

    I could go for some DoA I guess, though I’m not really a fan of 5…

    Falcom games.

  • Busterblade

    MH-XX beat the wanting and expecting of any port out of me rather brutally. I’ll take what I can get, when I can get it.

  • Adrián Alucard

    I don’t care third party games unless they are exclusive. Like the 3DS line up (Shinobi, SMT series, Etrian Odyssey, Legend of Legacy, etc.)

  • R.Z.

    Most of all I want Dark Souls to show up on Switch.
    Whether they go releasing all of them one after the other or offer a trilogy or even a brand new episode, I don’t care, I want them on my Switch to play in portable mode (nevermind the invasion stuff, I turned that off when I played DS).

    Then I really want Monster Hunter. It’s a semi-given, but still.

    Aside from that I would love to see a bunch of ports of stuff I have missed on the previous gen for being a Nintendo fanboy without enough budget to feed several home consoles. So Dead Space, GTA, Bioshock, Resident Evil 5-7, Evil Within, Mass Effect, Fallout, Dragon Age, Dragon’s Dogma, All Grasshopper games, Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden, Senran Kagura Versus, Ys, Persona, NieR, Metal Gear, Doom and more stuff that I’m forgetting, you’re all very welcome on my Switch, not necessarily in that order though.

    Looking at that it’s funny enough that I don’t seem to care about any upcoming titles, but yeah, there’s not much that excites me on the current gen.

    Anyway, in general, what I’d really love to see from now on is publishers not automatically skipping the Nintendo console because a title is after the “amature” audience.

  • DOOM

    I think a lot of Metroid Prime fans would enjoy the 2016 Doom game. There are some parallels I’m drawing between the two and the game is of Nintendo quality.

  • Djip Minderman

    FFXV. We also need more fighting games, so Street Fighter and Guilty Gear.

  • masterjedi

    I am on board with those who want Okami to come basically because I recently learned a good bit about Japanese mythology which covers a lot of the story of Okami. I would really love to play a game that has to do with that mythology.

  • Sean Kinnier

    Life is Strange would be cool. It was released previously on PS3 and Xbox360.

  • Shane

    Dark Souls Trilogy, Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, GTA 5, RDR 2, MH World, KH3, Street Fighter 5

  • GravityLoL

    I would do everything to see first Beyond Good and Evil on Switch.

  • In terms of more or less straight ports, I’m still waiting on that rumored Dark Souls collection. Also, it’s maybe an odd suggestion but with all the attention surrounding Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age and the Ivalice series now, I’d really like to see a definitive console version of FF Tactics: War of the Lions (and I guess maybe FF12 Switch too, although I’m already playing it on PS4).

  • Oh also if Bethesda is serious about supporting the Switch, it’d be really cool to see a collection of remastered Fallout (3/NV) or Elder Scrolls (III/IV) games.

    Also any new Telltale releases as well. I miss playing their games on the Vita, they’re a great fit for handheld formats.

    This is getting a little out there but I’d also be super hype for a remake/remaster of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne from Atlus.

  • NepNep52

    My choices are gonna be a bit unusual, but these are the games I want on Switch the most (aside from titles already announced) I would like to see the PS4 version of Final Fantasy VII (the original) get ported, World of Final Fantasy, Atelier Sophie and Firis, Cyberdimension Neptunia, maybe a Neptunia Re;birth Collection? Senran Kagura Burst re:newal, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, FFX/X-2 HD, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Warriors All-Stars, Catherine, the PC version of Final Fantasy IX, and the PC versions of Disgaea 1 and 2.

  • JodoKast

    Pac-Man Championship Edition
    3D Out Run
    ChuChu Rocket!

  • I would love to see Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age ported to the Switch. With the recent announcement of Final Fantasy XV coming to PC, my need to get a PS4 would be that much less!

  • Jeff Moreira

    Not many on my list but would love to play again:
    Bioshock collection
    Wave Race
    1080 Snowboard
    a new F-Zero
    a new Captain Commando (Batman series style)
    a new Road Rash
    a new Mario Golf

    The list could go on and on…

    • Jeff what sup! Would like join our unofficial NE discord server? We’re a community of Nintendo gamers, the link is in my bip if you are instrested. Good day Sir!

  • Austin Evans

    Crash N’Sane Trilogy once the PS4 timed exclusivity is up. Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 (we’re getting Revelations/2 might as well even if I’ve played it already on PS4), Anything from Rockstar just to show their supporting the system, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Kingdom Hearts Remix ports as well as 3…

  • Auragar

    Port begging the thread… usually websites condone port begging but you are promoting it including one of the games that people keep bringing up a million and a half times and will never happen P5. My god. Pathetic.

  • douglie007

    I would just like to something original for the Switch from a 3rd party. thats not gimmicky

  • Starless