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Nintendo has confirmed that the first-party Nintendo Switch games that they plan to release this year remain to be on schedule.

This comes in response to the impact that the games industry has suffered in relation to the worldwide effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the company acknowledged that product development has fallen “a little behind schedule in some areas,” games that are scheduled for release up until April 2021 are currently unaffected.

“While product development is a little behind schedule in some areas due to the impact of COVID- 19, game releases planned for this fiscal year are currently not affected,” Nintendo director and senior managing executive officer Shinya Takahashi explained at the 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

“However, if the impact of COVID-19 is prolonged or becomes more severe, we may not be able to release future titles in line with existing plans.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.