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Xenoblade Chronicles X Port On Nintendo Switch Could Happen

After Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokkén Tournament DX, it would appear that Nintendo isn’t entirely against porting Wii U games to Nintendo Switch as long as they can improve upon them in some way.

With Xenoblade Chronicles 2 targeting release later in the year, Monolith Soft founder Tetsuya Takahashi was asked whether he would consider porting Xenoblade Chronicles X, seeing as it could only reach a limited audience on Wii U.

“I think we’re currently completely focused on creating Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and even after I go back to Japan, I have a mountain of tasks that I need to overcome,” Takahashi explained to TIME. “But I would love to think about it, after the development for Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is completed.”

There had been a rumour that Nintendo had hired a third-party developer to port the Wii U exclusive to Nintendo Switch, although, so far, there has been no indication that was true.

We’d certainly feel that it would be worth porting, concluding in our review: “With Xenoblade Chronicles widely seen as a swansong on Wii, it surpassed every expectation of what could be achieved on the console. There are certainly strong parallels to observe in Xenoblade Chronicles X and, regardless of whatever the next year holds, it will be forever cherished as one of Wii U’s greats.”

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Daniel Worthington

    July 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    If this does happen, the text in the game simply must be made larger. I remember squinting at my tv to read dialogue and action prompts.

  2. metroplex360

    August 2, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Agreed. Might also be nice if they completed the game as the game ends completely unresolved with a hint towards a sequel.

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