God Eater 3 Developers Comment on Possibility of Nintendo Switch Port
With God Eater's history on handheld platforms, the development team behind God Eater 3 has commented on the possibility of the latest entry coming to Nintendo Switch.
For years, the God Eater series has been a staple on platforms like the PSP and PS Vita. Now, with God Eater 3 the series is dropping its handheld roots for a more refined console title on PS4 and PC. In an interview with IGN, members of the development team commented on fans’ desire to see the game brought to a handheld device, more particularly the Switch.
When asked about a Nintendo Switch port God Eater producer Yusuke Tomizawa said:
“After the announcement, we heard a lot of people saying that they wanted God Eater on portable systems. As I mentioned earlier, God Eater 3 exists on the PS4/PC in the way that it does because we prioritized brushing up the quality. I feel like it’s necessary for us to listen to what the users have to say, including those on the Nintendo Switch.”
The producer of God Eater 3, Yuya Tomiyama, also gave his two cents saying:
“There are plenty of people who can’t use their TVs to play games when they’re at home, and we consistently have requests from those people come in. So, we’re cognizant of it to be sure.”
Given publisher Bandai Namco’s successes on the Nintendo Switch with games like Dark Souls: Remastered, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Katamari Damacy Reroll, and more, I think it’s definitely possible we’ll see God Eater 3 brought to the handheld-console hybrid at some point.
If you’re unfamiliar with God Eater, it’s an action RPG similar to Capcom’s Monster Hunter series. While the general gameplay loop is very similar there are some things that differentiate God Eater from other games in the genre. It’s aesthetic is easily its most notable difference. Additionally, instead of cutting off monster parts you’ll devour them. Furthermore, the gameplay is not nearly as heavy as the Monster Hunter series, it’s a solid alternative.
God Eater 3 is coming to PS4 and PC on February 8. We’ll be sure to update you if we get a Nintendo Switch version at some point, but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see. You can check out the latest trailer for God Eater 3 and expect our review in the coming days.