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Suda51 says Switch “is a punk console”, was “shocked” by the system

Posted on September 12, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

The interviews with Suda51 continue to roll in. Kotaku spoke with the Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes director at PAX West.

Other than talking about the Switch game, Suda51 had some words about the hardware itself. He described it as a “punk console” and was “shocked” when he first saw it.

Here’s Suda51 talking about Switch in his usually zany way:

The Switch is a punk console. I was shocked by it. I thought, whoever made this must have something wrong with them. In a positive way. This guy must be messed up in the head to think of something like this.

It’s kind of like a challenge from Nintendo. This is what we’ve got now—what are you gonna do with it?

It started when they took it out of the box. They were pulling out the parts one at a time, and showing me, okay, this clicks onto here, you take it off like this. I thought, okay, this really punk console needs a really punk game.


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  • Roto Prime

    Suda51, you know I love you right?! I have ever single game since Gamucube you have touched on Nintendo systems <3

  • Tjnswitch

    PUNK ~ ROCK it ‘tiz indeed !!

  • Sinara Centeno

    Is punk like himself. Come on Travis, strike me down…

  • Lol, his love of the Switch reminds me of his interest and attachment for the Wii. I feel there’s some good signs here. I really do wish Suda the best of luck here. Hopefully he can find a home with Nintendo again. I’d also love to see another original project from him, one where he actually has creative control.

  • Vinicius

    Ok Nintendo, can you just please adopt this guy? Give him a studio and shout “Go Crazy!”

  • R.Z.

    Good to hear, I love the guy, I hope he gets to share his vision of punk with us.

  • ben

    Koizumi and Takahashi are both art school grads… the switch is their baby, right?

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  • Justin McQuillen

    I think counter-culture is probably a better translation. Punk hasn’t been edgy since the early 90’s. I completely get what he means though and got the same impression.

  • Radish

    Suda51 is a bada$$ human being. I love him.

  • Shonenfan

    He talked in a manner the way the yakuza does. Love this guy!

  • Macky10229

    I cant still forget his presentation on switch announcement.. It so awkward

  • TalesOfBS

    Yeah, it is actually quite shocking that a company like Nintendo releases a piece of crp like this in 2017. I wonder what he will be saying after the bad sales and having to port it to other platforms later.