Epic Games had shared that they were “thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch,” but precisely how many plan to do so remains unclear until the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017.
Speaking in a recent interview with Social VR Info, Epic Games Japan territory manager Takayuki Kawasaki reiterated that, as revealed in the list of third-party partners, Nintendo Switch will support Unreal Engine 4.
He added that the suite of integrated tools is being used for “many” games that are in development for Nintendo Switch, both announced and unannounced projects.
At a time when Japanese players are increasingly turning to portable machines whether that be PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, or mobile, Kawasaki hopes that Nintendo Switch will be able to excite consumers given that it merges the mobility of a handheld with the power of a home gaming system.
The Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 will broadcast at 8pm PT (11pm ET) on Thursday 12th January or 4am GMT (5am CET) on Friday 13th January.