Fans have been eagerly awaiting new information about Nintendo’s upcoming console, and today they finally got it. Nintendo officially revealed Nintendo Switch this morning, confirming all of the reports that described it as a handheld/home console hybrid. There were also pre-reveal reports indicating that the console would support Unreal Engine 4, and those have proven true as well.
Epic Games announced today that Nintendo Switch, unlike Wii U, will support the popular game engine. Epic tweeted out their support for Nintendo, stating that they are ”
thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch!” This should give Nintendo Switch a considerable advantage over Wii U in terms of attractiveness to third-party developers.
We're thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch! https://t.co/MWL29xhb90
— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) October 20, 2016