Epic Games Rep: Nintendo Switch Getting “Lots” Of UE4 Titles Including Dragon Quest XI

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Posted Jan 2, 2017
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The Nintendo Switch will be getting Unreal Engine 4 titles aplenty according to an Epic Games representative.

Following the Nintendo Switch announcement back some months back, Unreal Engine pledged its support for Nintendo’s upcoming new platform. “We’re thrilled to partner with Nintendo to help Unreal Engine 4 developers bring their games to Nintendo Switch!”, tweeted the official Unreal Engine Twitter account back in October. According to Epic Games’ Japanese territory manager, Takayuki Kawasaki, this partnership with Nintendo will bring “lots” of Unreal Engine 4 titles to the Switch, including the recently confirmed Dragon Quest XI from Square Enix.

“Nintendo’s “Switch” also comes out for Japan, and Unreal Engine supports Switch and there are many titles actually used for Switch”, said Kawasaki in a recent interview with Japanese VR site, Social VR Info. This will include already announced major Switch titles, but also new, yet unannounced games.

In the interview, Kawasaki also mentions that he hopes that the arrival of the Nintendo Switch will boost the Japanese console business. Last week, graphical presets for the Nintendo Switch were found in the latest Unreal Engine 4 source code. Default Switch console settings are said to be somewhat lower than Unreal Engine 4 defaults used for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Dragon Quest XI was recently confirmed for the Nintendo Switch, and new screenshots from the PS4/3DS versions, surfaced last week. Aside from Dragon Quest XI, the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, Seasons of Heaven, is said to also use Unreal Engine 4 technology.

The Nintendo Switch will release in March this year, and Nintendo will be organizing special Nintendo Switch event this month.

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