Nintendo confirms third-party developers working on Switch games

Capcom, Activision, Take-Two, and other heavy hitters make up the list.


Along with a three-minute teaser trailer officially christening the codenamed "NX" as Nintendo Switch, Nintendo issued a press release listing third-party developers and publishers currently building games for its console/hybrid platform.

The follow list follows. Noteworthy names include Capcom, Activision, Square Enix, 2K, Bethesda, and Take-Two.

Today's teaser trailer showed Skyrim Remastered running on Switch, as well as a version of NBA 2K17. Those titles alone indicate that Twitch will receive stronger support from third-party partners than the Wii U, which hosted a solid lineup of first-party titles but a lackluster roster from companies like Activision and Capcom.

Nintendo Switch is a console/handheld hybrid that runs on a tailor-made NVIDIA Tegra processor and will launch next March. For more info, check out Shacknews' comprehensive summary of today's unveiling.

• 505 Games

• LEVEL-5 Inc.

• Activision Publishing, Inc.  

• Marvelous Inc.


• Maximum Games, LLC


• Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

• Audiokinetic Inc.  

• Parity Bit Inc.

• Autodesk, Inc.      

• PlatinumGames Inc.

• BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.   

• RAD Game Tools, Inc.

• Bethesda   

• RecoChoku Co., Ltd.

• CAPCOM CO., LTD.      

• SEGA Games Co., Ltd.

• Codemasters®      

• Silicon Studio Corporation

• CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.  

• Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

• DeNA Co., Ltd.    


• Electronic Arts     

• Starbreeze Studios

• Epic Games Inc.   

• Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

• Firelight Technologies      

• Telltale Games

• FromSoftware, Inc.

• THQ Nordic

• Frozenbyte

• Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.

• GameTrust

• TT Games



• Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.

• Ubitus Inc.

• HAMSTER Corporation  

• Unity Technologies, Inc.

• Havok       

• Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


• Web Technology Corp


• Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

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    October 20, 2016 7:55 AM

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      October 20, 2016 10:26 AM

      Bethesda??? DooM Switch????

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        October 20, 2016 1:58 PM

        Probably for Skyrim, I doubt DooM will ever be ported

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          October 20, 2016 1:59 PM

          Paging whippedcracker...

          Please to be giving me portable DooM?

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            October 20, 2016 3:48 PM

            YES! I bet they will, it uses OpenGL and Vulkan so there is no a reason they could not port it.

            If Skyrim is ported then Doom will be for sure, would be my opinion.

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            October 20, 2016 4:58 PM

            I would 100% play portable DooM. Someone make that happen plz.

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          October 20, 2016 3:51 PM

          Binding of Isaac is on the 3DS eShop, so why not?

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        October 20, 2016 3:40 PM

        Doom Switch would so damn good!

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        October 20, 2016 4:22 PM

        Tegra does support Vulkan so it may be feasible, and with decent performance at good settings!

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          October 20, 2016 4:23 PM

          I can has?

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            October 20, 2016 4:28 PM

            I think it depends on which version of Tegra they use and I honestly don't know enough about the performance benchmarks of Tegra to say at which level of fidelity you could have it, but since Doom supports both OpenGL and Vulkan, yes, you theoretically could have it.

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              October 20, 2016 4:28 PM

              I can has!

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              October 20, 2016 5:34 PM

              Doom can run well on any modern Tegra. It won't look as good as on a modern system but it stays looking good while scaling down better than virtually any other game I've seen.

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                October 20, 2016 5:34 PM

                As on a modern PC, I should say.

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      October 20, 2016 1:58 PM

      Needs more Rockstar

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      October 20, 2016 3:29 PM

      FromSoftware is on that list. What to the TF?!

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        October 20, 2016 4:20 PM

        YOU DIED

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        October 20, 2016 4:28 PM

        Yeah that was surprising to see.

        Dark Mario Souls

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        October 20, 2016 4:42 PM

        If those fuckers don't do a new Adventure of Cookie & Cream for the platform then they're dead to me. It's begging for it, man.

        Would not kick a new Lost Kingdom out of bed, either

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          October 20, 2016 4:44 PM

          lost kingdoms was the first thing that came to mind when i saw from software in the list

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          October 20, 2016 5:26 PM

          AoC&C is soooo good. People don't even understand.

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            October 20, 2016 5:33 PM

            it could also explain both from and 505 games

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      October 20, 2016 3:39 PM

      505 games. Rocket League on the go?

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      October 20, 2016 4:39 PM

      Had to read it a few times before realizing 505 Games is a company rather than the number of launch titles (which I was also wtf over)

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      October 20, 2016 4:48 PM

      Was excited to see Silicon Studio but they're lumped in with the middleware companies so I guess that means no Bravely Default or new 3D Dot Game Heroes :(

      that lineup of developers is sick as fuck, though

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