A Way Out dev says Switch's late release in the game's dev cycle, plus control scheme are why the game isn't on Switch

Hazelight Studios' Programmer Lucas de Vries took to Reddit to answer some questions about A Way Out, a game launching on PS4/XB1 later this week. During the AMA, one fan asked why the game wasn't coming to Switch, to which de Vries said the following.

As for Switch, we're definitely fans of the console over here, but there were some factors preventing us from doing a Switch release. It came out quite late in our development cycle, and we've been very busy spending all our time getting the game to the highest quality we could make it.

Also, since both players require their own camera control, it would mean that you would be forced to buy an extra pro controller to even play the game, which seems like it would be a little unfair to the concept of the Switch. It would have been quite an effort to make an automatic camera system to make single-joycon play work.

The late development cycle answer makes complete sense to me. The game certainly had a lot of years put into it before the Switch was even a thing. The controller answer is 100% lame in my opinion. If you're playing the game on any platform, be it Xbox One or PS4, you'll have to have two controllers. de Vries says you'd be forced to buy a second Pro Controller to play the game, but why not buy a second set of Joy-Con? Just because some Switch games let you use a single Joy-Con for co-op doesn't mean all games have to do that. All games don't as a matter of fact! Not to mention this is only an issue if you're playing local co-op, instead of online.

Nintendo UK - Lost Sphear currently 30% off

The adventure of LOST SPHEAR begins in a remote town of Elgarthe where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing.

Facing an ominous power that threatens the fabric of reality, he must awaken the power of Memory to restore the LOST.

To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world mustering different Memory and crafting the world around them.

Detective Pikachu - promo photos, and a closer look at Pokemon Center/Store preorder bonuses

Nintendo Europe is putting out a fancy line of photos promoting Detective Pikachu. As you can see, the pics insert Detective Pikachu into the mix, and are supposed to snapped in and around Ryme City. Looks like there should be more of these pics on the way.

In other Detective Pikachu news, we finally got a look at the preorder bonuses for the game if you purchase at Pokemon Center and Pokemon Store locations. The goodies include a Detective Pikachu Chapter 0: Eevee’s Request story book and a bookmark.

Super Mario Odyssey - Twitter update for March 19th, 2018

The Super Mario Odyssey official Twitter account gives us another piece of concept art today, this time focusing on the Cap Kingdom. Come on, Nintendo...it's time to release a book with all these gorgeous pieces of art!

Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory - latest trailer

Return to the battlefield of Fenumia, where a besieged nation stands on the brink of war. See the conflict through the lenses of Princess Cecille and Legatus Laendur, one who would restore her kingdom to its former glory and one who would see a new nation rise in its place. Combining both Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion and Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire for the first time on one console, Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory includes all new art, Exemplars, monsters, bosses and challenges not found in the original releases. See the story from all sides anywhere you go in Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory, coming 2018 for Nintendo Switch!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - Voice acting news, release date info coming in March

It's been a long time coming, and for all we know, it could still be a long ways off, but at least details are on the way soon! Looks like we'll be hearing about the Bloodstained release date sometime this March, and there's not much of March left! Let's hope the game makes it out this year.

Blade Strangers - Another gameplay clip

Developed by Studio Saizensen, Blade Strangers is a hardcore old-school fighting game. The streamlined four-button control scheme makes it easy for beginners to deal out damage from day one…but the intricate combos, counters and specials give tournament-caliber players plenty of opportunities for frame counting, chain construction and hit-box science.

Arcade Archives MOON PATROL due out March 22nd, 2018 on Switch in North America/Europe

Break through barriers with the super-powered lunar rover and go around the moon!

"MOON PATROL" is a side-scrolling action-shooting game released by IREM in 1982. Control a lunar rover as you jump to avoid obstacles, and move forward while defeating enemies that shoot missiles from above or rockets towards you. The goal is to make it through the Beginner Course and and Champion Course.

The "Arcade Archives" series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.

Players can change various game settings such as game difficulty, and also reproduce the atmosphere of arcade display settings at that time. Players can also compete against each other from all over the world with their high scores.

Please enjoy the masterpiece that built a generation for video games.

Fan starts campaign to bring "Laboman" to Smash Bros. Switch

With a single GIF, the internet has been convinced that Nintendo Labo needs to have representation in Smash Bros. Switch. There's no denying that Laboman would be an absolutely awesome addition to the roster. Just look at those amazing ideas for the moveset! I'm sure Nintendo has something cooked up for Nintendo Labo in the next Smash, but I'm not sure it's going to be as cool as Laboman.

Nintendo UK - Join us and get funky at Insomnia62

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Nintendo Switch will be playable for the first time in the UK at Insomnia62, the country’s biggest gaming festival, taking place 30th March to 2nd April at the NEC Birmingham.

You’ll be able to give the game’s new Funky Mode a go too! It’s a chill new mode that allows you to play as Funky Kong, who’s able to double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform underwater corkscrews! Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can't slow him down!

That’s not all though, other top Nintendo Switch titles will be playable, including Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Pokkén Tournament DX, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18, Rocket League® and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition.

We’ll also be hosting daily tournaments for Splatoon 2, ARMS, Pokkén Tournament DX and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! To take part, simply sign up at the event on the day. It’s first come, first served so be sure to get to the Nintendo stand as early as possible. The finals will be played on the Nintendo stage with fun prizes up for grabs!

Worried about missing the Splatoon European Championship? Fear not! We'll be showcasing the semi-finals and final at Insomnia62, as well as the Off the Hook virtual concert!

So if you’re attending Insomia62 be sure to pay us a visit! We’ll have lots of prizes to give away at the Nintendo stage, and if you fancy just relaxing with your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS family system we’ll also have a “Bring Your Own Console” area where you can hang out with others!

We hope to see you there!