Kwalee announced yesterday that their bringing their block-dropping number puzzler TENS! to Switch. This marks the first title to hit Switch from Kwalee, which is headed up by former Codemasters founder, David Darling. In an interview with Nintendo Life, Darling explained why the game is coming over.
"While mobile games and, in particular, the hypercasual genre is still very much a focus for us here at Kwalee, we’re always looking for ways to take our creativity forward and with TENS!, the Nintendo Switch felt like a natural fit. In addition to that, the overwhelming majority of our team members are avid Switch players, so for years now, there has been interest internally with making something for the platform and seeing where we can take it. The Switch excites us, similar to how mobile phones, their accessibility and capabilities still excite us. So while it might sound like a big step, it actually feels like a really natural one for us."
Is TENS! going to be a one-and-done release from Kwalee on Switch, or will the company bring some of their other titles over?
"For now, we are focused on launching the game and seeing the reception it gets from players. We hope players enjoy it as much as we do, and look forward to bringing more to the game over time and building on the many puzzles it’ll have to offer on launch. Beyond that, who knows? Mobile gaming is at the core of what we do, but we’re not going to be restricted or pigeon-hole ourselves into being a mobile-only company, and as we grow that could mean more Switch releases. We’re open to more and above all, what ideas are the most interesting. From there, we can decide where they’ll work best!"