With the Switch, Nintendo has combined their console and portable divisions. Does this mean we're not going to see anymore titles from Nintendo that bring classic gameplay experiences, like a top-down Zelda or a side-scrolling Mario? Verge asked Nintendo's Yoshiaki Koizumi just that.
V: Some people might prefer top-down Zelda games, or for example you also have games like Metroid: Samus Returns for 3DS coming soon. If you were to make future games in those franchises for the Switch, would they be 3D by necessity or would Nintendo still consider a 2D perspective for these types of games?
YK: I wouldn’t necessarily consider a top-down Zelda or a side-scrolling Metroid games that have to be on a handheld, and there are of course people who like those kinds of games. And I think for Nintendo Switch I could definitely imagine those types of games appearing for it. At E3 this year a new side-scrolling Yoshi title was announced, and I imagine that going forward those types of games will be able to be played at home or on the go.