Bandai Namco wants Switch owners to focus on Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, then they'll talk FighterZ port potential
A portion of a ShonenGames interview with dev Tomoko Hiroki...
KS: There’s an overwhelmingly insane support for a Nintendo Switch version of FighterZ. Have you seen the outreach and is there anything you would like to say to them?
TH: In terms of the Switch version, we’re currently working on Xenoverse 2 for the Switch, so we want players to first go there, and then we can talk about FighterZ.
EVO is one of the world’s largest events for fighting game fans and professional competitors all over the world. Over three days in Las Vegas, EVO hosts a variety of tournaments and exhibitions for the community to showcase the love and universal appeal of competitive video games.
This year, Nintendo is attending the event with a booth space featuring playable kiosks for the Pokkén Tournament DX fighting game, which stars popular Pokémon characters and launches for the Nintendo Switch console on Sept. 22. During EVO, Nintendo will be playfully “recruiting” people to join the virtual Pokkén Tournament DX Academy, which provides a direct line of communication between Nintendo and the Pokkén Tournament DX players.
By signing up for the Academy, members will receive exclusive tips and tricks directly from Nintendo and the game’s development team, as well as invitations to a special Nintendo event at PAX West in Seattle.
EVO will feature visually engaging posters promoting the Academy, as well as a sign-up sheet at Nintendo’s booth. Fans and pro players who sign up will be entered into an on-site drawing for the chance to win a Nintendo Switch system and the Pokkén Tournament DX game when it launches on Sept. 22.
Pro fighting game players, Nintendo and fighting game fans
10 a.m.-8 p.m. PT
Mandalay Bay – South Convention Center – Nintendo Booth (No. 121)
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Fighting arenas filled with hundreds of fans rooting for their favorite professional fighting game competitors.
Nintendo’s booth filled with Pokémon-inspired visuals and playable Nintendo Switch systems with Pokkén Tournament DX.
Colorful posters around EVO promoting the Pokkén Tournament DX Academy.
A Nintendo fan or professional fighting game player winning a Nintendo Switch system.
- playalbe in TV, tabletop mode, and portable mode
- play all titles, excluding Pac-Man Vs., in horizontal and vertical mode
- for vertical mode on TV, you need a TV with pivot support, or a rotating screen.
- includes Challenge Mode for the 10 original titles, excluding Pac-Man Vs
- Pac-Man Vs. will have its own challenges, such as “continuously eat Ghosts within 3 minutes”.
Nintendo has a handful of Pokemon games coming up this year, and they're just now securing some trademarks. Nothing new here, but you can see the names Nintendo is looking to secure below.
- Pokémon Ultra Sun
- Pokémon Ultra Moon
- Pokkén Tournament
- Pokkén Tournament DX
- Pokémon Ultra Sun (Japanese)
- Pokémon Ultra Moon (Japanese)