Nintendo to target older audience with 'mature' titles on Switch

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Ed Boon, the creative director of NetherRealm Studios, spoke about a possible Injustice 2 Switch port recently at the Brazil Games Show. In fact, Boon believed that just about any game can be made compatible across different platforms but has noted that "there are inevitable compromises". Some popular mature Switch games are Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein II. However, Nintendo has always had violent and risque games on its consoles; the SNES has games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, and the N64 had the likes of Perfect Dark and Turok.

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The Nintendo Switch has a "pretty different hardware architecture" to other consoles, Boon says, and that porting the PS4 version of the game to the Switch can not be done "really easily". In that sense, we can only presume that the Nintendo Switch version will come after that point. These games will attract a mature audience. "The Switch's performance analysis tools have allowed us to understand where frame rate improvements could be made and we're really pleased to have the game running at a consistently smooth 60fps - we were determined to make the Switch version the best it can be". We heard rumors of a GTA game coming to the Switch and seeing the direction Nintendo's going that might happen. The Switch's 3rd party support is impressive. Despite having their own exclusive fighting games, it seems that the Nintendo Switch is experiencing a trend when it comes to porting a variety of video games that the platform has never had before such as "NBA 2K18" and Bethesda's "Skyrim". According to My Nintendo News, the social nature of the Nintendo Switch could actually be an incentive for NetherRealm to finalize the port. Nintendo expects to sell 20 million units by the end of 2017.

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