The Nintendo Switch is getting/gotten a small handful of Wii U ports. Fast RMX (an updated version of Fast Racing Neo) is out now, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is coming soon. However, there aren’t many 3DS games that are getting ported over to the Switch. This upsets me a bit because I would love to play some 3DS games in HD and on the big screen. I think one of the reasons Nintendo isn’t bringing many 3DS games to Switch is because they don’t want their hybrid-console being more associated with a mobile gaming platform, which does make sense. There are five games in particular that I would kill to have on my Nintendo Switch.
Bravely Default / Bravely Second: End Layer
Bravely Default is arguably one of the the most visually impressive games that released on 3DS. The game doesn’t push the hardware like Resident Evil: Revelations did, but instead features a gorgeous art style that will have you in awe from start to finish. Graphics aside, Bravely Default is equipped with an extremely memorable adventure that has tons of areas to explore, and even more secrets to find. In a sense, It was the Final Fantasy game everyone had been waiting for. Before the game released, there was a lack JRPG’s on 3DS, and Bravely Default’s traditional system is exactly what it needed; this game deserves to be showcased in high definition on the big screen (and of course, its sequel Bravely Second: End Layer).
This is a Pokemon game that I was interested in playing but just never got around to it. And now, after owning a Switch, it’s just hard to pick up my 3DS XL. The mainline Pokemon series has always been exclusive to mobile platforms, and thanks to the Switch, that trend can continue, while also giving us gamers the option to play at home on the big screen. Luckily, Pokemon features a bright and cartoony art style, so up-resing it to 1080p shouldn’t look half-bad. There were also rumors a month or so ago about a “Pokemon Stars” Switch version of these titles. I’m hoping Nintendo has some secret announcements that getting unveiled in the near future.
Fire Emblem Fates
With the recent mobile release of Fire Emblem Heroes, the upcoming 3DS/Switch title Fire Emblem Warriors, a remake of Fire Emblem Gaiden just for 3DS (Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia), and a secret Fire Emblem exclusively on Switch, Nintendo is definitely giving the Fire Emblem series a ton of love. But many gamers (like me), haven’t played a Fire Emblem titles in some time. While I really liked Fire Emblem for GBA and GameCube, I’ve missed all the recent releases. I would love the chance to get my mind refreshed on the series, especially because I know they’ve added a lot to the recent games. I think if Nintendo released Fire Emblem Fates on their new hybrid-console it would be awesome for people like me wanting to get back into the series on Switch. I’m fairly certain the secret Switch Fire Emblem game is a ways out, so porting Fates to Switch sometime between now and then would be fantastic.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / Majora’s Mask 3D
The 3DS got some amazing ports of masterpiece games. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / Majora’s Mask 3D are the definitive way to experience those cult classics. The 3DS versions look a lot better than the originals, and also feature fantastic bonus content. Of course, the 3D aspect would be removed, and I’m fine with that when it’s being replaced with a high-definition resolution. A part of me wants this game on Switch just so more youngster gamers can experience it — porting/remaking classic games is a great way to get young gamers to play them. If I must play the 3DS version of Ocarina of Time with my kids, then that’ll have to do. Given the appeal and worldwide appreciation for Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, to bring these two (enhanced) classics to the Switch would certainly be awesome fan service.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Traditionally, every new iteration in the Persona series hits the home console first, then additional versions are ported to handhelds, much like Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden on Sony’s handheld gaming devices. However, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was first birthed on the Nintendo 3DS, and oddly enough the first time the series debuted on a Nintendo platform. Persona Q is bursting with personality. Its corky, cartoony art style is charming and truly fun to look at. The game features new character models and a fully voice acted cast; the presentation is top-notch. Atlus has stated that this game is a part of the series ’canon’, and a fresh new chapter in the growing Persona franchise. Bringing this handheld title to the big screen would allow more gamers who aren’t keen on mobile gaming to get their hands on this exceptional game (also in HD for the first time).
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