The Nintendo Switch has yet to wrap up its first year on store shelves, and with a number of blockbuster releases already under its belt, another highly anticipated title is set to drop for the hybrid platform tomorrow. JRPG lovers are looking forward to sink their teeth in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but recent comments by Monolith Soft president Tetsuya Takahashi have also caught the attention of fans of the Nintendo subsidiary’s Wii U venture.
In an interview with Japanese gaming publication 4Gamer, Takahashi shared some interesting comments on Xenoblade Chronicles X and the possibility of a Nintendo Switch port for the game in the future. 4Gamer’s Tetsuya Inamoto mentioned the New Nintendo 3DS port for the original Xenoblade Chronicles and asked Takahashi if there are any chances the developer is looking into exploring a similar option with XCX. Monolith Soft’s president replied with the following:
“Personally speaking, there are times I feel like playing Xenoblade Chronicles X and think about how nice it would be to play it on the Nintendo Switch. Of course that will depend on demand and such, but I will think about it while discussing future plans with Nintendo.” — Tetsuya Takahashi
The Wii U sold poorly in its four-and-a-half year run, but it was home to some high quality titles that could benefit from a new life on Nintendo’s hybrid system. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild spent several years in the making as a Wii U original before launching simultaneously on the Switch with the new platform’s debut, and Mario Kart 8 and Pokkén Tournament later saw deluxe edition re-releases for the Switch as well. If the demand is there, a Xenoblade Chronicles X port could join the lineup in the future, so if this is something you want to see, let your voices be heard!
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