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Switch has been home to a wide variety of ports over the years. One company involved in handling such projects is Engine Software, a team has been around for over two decades. It’s thanks to Engine Software that we’ve seen standout titles such as Ni no Kuni and Into the Breach. The developer’s efforts will also be bringing us The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III this spring.

Recently, Nintendo Everything spoke with Engine Software VP of development Ruud van de Moosdijk to learn more about the porting process. There was also discussion about working with Switch, challenges involved, and more.

Our full discussion can be found below.

Switch will be faced renewed competition in 2020. Sony and Microsoft both have brand new consoles coming in the form of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and developers will naturally be flocking to those platforms. However, one Switch developer believes that Nintendo’s console won’t be left behind.

In an interview with Nintendo Everything, Engine Software VP of development Ruud van de Moosdijk said Switch “exists in its own dimension of the market and will continue to do well”. The console’s “uniqueness” also means that power isn’t overly crucial.

Engine Software has announced that it is the studio behind the Switch version of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. NIS America and Falcom announced the RPG for Nintendo’s console last week.

Engine Software previously ported a number of other titles to Switch. The company’s lineup includes Ni no Kuni, Little Nightmares, Into the Breach, and more.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III already has a confirmed release date of March 19, 2020 in Japan. It’s due out sometime during Spring 2020 in North America and Europe.

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All sorts of developers have stepped in over the past couple of years to port games to Switch. One such company is Engine Software. The team has helped bring several titles to Nintendo’s console, including The Caligula Effect: Overdose, Into the Breach, and Little Nightmares.

Next up from Engine Software is Ni no Kuni. It’s been confirmed that the studio is specifically behind that version of the game. On its website, Engine Software states that it is “proud to announce we are working with Bandai-Namco and Level-5 to bring their classic tale: Ni no Kuni – Wrath of the White Witch to the Nintendo Switch.”

Ni no Kuni will be available for Switch on September 20.

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The Wii U title Swords & Soldiers II is making a return on Switch, Ronimo Games has announced. Engine Software has been brought in to port the new version, titled Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon, to Nintendo’s latest console.

For those who missed the game originally, Swords & Soldiers II Shawarmageddon is a side-scrolling real-time strategy game. Continue on below for more information and a trailer.

To promote the launch of Little Nightmares: Complete Edition on Switch today, Bandai Namco has come out with a new live action trailer. View it below.

Little Nightmares: Complete Edition officially releases on Switch tomorrow. Take a look at some early footage below.

Bandai Namco has a new character trailer ready for Little Nightmares: Complete Edition focusing on The Lady. View the video below.

Bandai Namco has a new character trailer ready for Little Nightmares: Complete Edition focusing on The Guests. View the video below.

Bandai Namco has shared more details about Little Nightmares: Complete Edition for Switch, including tech specs.

The company says that the game is “hand-tailored” for the system. It’ll have “a 720p (upscale) resolution and 30FPS for the Handheld mode and a 720p (native) 30 FPS for the TV mode.”