Suda51 wants to create a console-defining game for the Nintendo Switch

Much like he did with No More Heroes for Wii U 

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Goichi Suda, aka Suda51, likes to push the envelope. No More Heroes for the Wii U did some fun things for the action space, and now he is hoping to do something similar with the upcoming Nintendo Switch.

"Nintendo always makes really cool, interesting hardware that gives us new things to do," he told VG247 in a recent interview. "On the Wii, not to brag, but I feel that I made a game that used that Wii technology in one of the best ways. I want to find a cool new way to play using what Switch offers.”

While there are plenty of changes happening in the industry, Suda said that he is more focused on his team at Grasshopper Manufacture.. “I like the idea of small teams,” he said. “I don’t really think so much about the industry at large or Japanese game development… I try to think more directly about what Grasshopper is going to do, how we’re going to respond to things.”

Suda is curently promoting the remake of his PS1 game, The Silver Case, which has proven popular in Japan. The game is much more nuanced than some of his other in-your-face bloody titles like No More Heroes, Killer7, and his current title Let It Die, which had a highly successful PC launch last month. It is coming to PS4 in April.

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    January 12, 2017 8:17 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Suda51 wants to create a console-defining game for the Nintendo Switch

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      January 12, 2017 8:26 AM

      Sounds like a grand idea. Not sure if he can do it but I'm all behind more Switch software.

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      January 12, 2017 8:40 AM

      good luck, Nintendo consoles are defined by Nintendo games

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        January 12, 2017 8:41 AM

        What defined the Wii U out of curiosity?

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          January 12, 2017 8:44 AM

          Splatoon and Mario Maker I'd say

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            January 12, 2017 8:49 AM

            Yeah, for the most part, Nintendoland originally, and Mario Kart 8 was definitely a big highlight.

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          January 12, 2017 9:11 AM

          MK8, SM3DW, Zelda WW HD, Pikmin 3, Smash 4, Super Mario Maker and Splatoon

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        January 12, 2017 5:03 PM

        my n64 was a goldeneye machine for many years.

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      January 12, 2017 8:51 AM

      No More Heroes was a Wii game, not a Wii U game...

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        January 12, 2017 9:09 AM

        Yeah, Grasshopper doesn't have any Wii U titles, just some 3DS eShop exclusives.

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        January 12, 2017 1:27 PM

        Not only does this article get the system wrong, the screenshot is from the PS3 port.

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          January 12, 2017 1:35 PM

          maybe they don't have a wii handy any more to make a screenshot

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            January 12, 2017 5:07 PM

            I hear you can get screenshots on the internet now. They don't seem to have any problem plucking random Youtube videos to "review" physical products, so grabbing screenshots from Google image search shouldn't be an issue.

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      January 12, 2017 8:59 AM

      I would be ok with a new NMH...

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      January 12, 2017 4:24 PM

      I want him to, too, but I don't think he has it in him any more. He's gotten better and better at making games and worse at making Suda51 games.