May 15th, 2017

Well, this is weird. Cosmic Star Heroine, a recent retro JRPG throwback from developer Zeboyd Games, launched on PS4 and PC a few weeks ago. Of course, Switch fans have asked the developer on Twitter if he’d be willing to make a Switch version. Seems like he’d love to, except the ball is in Nintendo’s court right now.

When asked about Cosmic Star Heroine on Switch, Robert Boyd responded with the following messages:

We’ve expressed our interest to Nintendo, but they say ports aren’t a priority at the moment. We’ll keep trying.

Ports not being a priority for the Switch is very peculiar seeing as how the following Switch games are ports:

  • Blaster Master Zero
  • Shovel Knight
  • Stardew Valley
  • Minecraft
  • Snack Pass
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Skyrim 
  • Disgaea 5

That’s eight Switch games that are either available or will be out this year that are ports from other platforms. Perhaps Nintendo wants exclusive or timed-exclusive content before they allow a port on their platform?

A number of the titles above either include all of the DLC released on other platforms or some kind of added incentive to get it on Switch instead of whatever else you have laying around.

Nintendo really needs to rethink their strategy. I haven’t had much time to play my PS4 with all the Switch games and news I’ve been covering, so any port of a recent release would be an instant purchase for my Switch.

[via Twitter]

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