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.”

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.