One of the more surprising announcements to come out of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was that Undertale would finally be making its way to a Nintendo console, specifically the Switch. This was a somewhat surprising announcement as the game’s engine, GameMaker Studio, didn’t have inherent Nintendo Switch support. Following the Direct, YoYo Games, the company behind the engine, announced that Nintendo Switch support is coming to GameMaker Studio 2 later this summer.
Undertale will be the first game to use the engine’s Nintendo Switch support. GameMaker Studio 2 is the newest version of this engine and initially released back in March of 2017. The engine currently supports Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Android, iOS, FireTV, Android TV, Microsoft UWP, HTML5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games, commented on working with Nintendo to bring Switch support to GameMaker Studio 2:
“We’re thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, with the opportunities this will bring to our game development community, and most importantly, the players themselves. Nintendo has been hugely supportive of bringing independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this partnership will mean even more wonderful games are released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console.”
Toby Fox, the creator of Undertale, also made a humorous comment about the fact that he can now bring his game to Nintendo Switch:
“I’m excited to use GameMaker Studio 2 to put Undertale on Nintendo Switch. I’m a big fan of Nintendo. I hope Mario plays my game.”
This announcement also came alongside three new images that show Undertale in handheld, docked, and tabletop mode; you can check them all out below. Undertale is currently available on PC, PS Vita, and PS4, with the Nintendo Switch version not yet having a release date. If you want to see DualShockers’ thoughts on the game, you can check out our review.