Injustice 2 For Nintendo Switch? Ed Boon Talks Possibilities

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2017-05-16
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Injustice 2 pits hero against hero. NetherRealm Studios

The Nintendo Switch is a hit thanks in part to its diverse lineup of titles, including fighting games. But some top-tier fighting games like Injustice 2 haven’t made their way onto the hybrid console. Yet.

GameSpot caught up with NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon at the Brazil Game Show to talk about the Switch and the possibilities of making games for the console, specifically Injustice 2.

"Yeah, I think at the end of the day you can make almost any game ... there are inevitable compromises, but you know, you can make some version of Injustice on the Atari 2600," Boon said. "It's not going to be great, but I bet you can make something."

When asked about exploring making Nintendo Switch games, Boon was optimistic about it.

"It is a pretty different hardware architecture; it's not like you can go from a PlayStation 4 to a Switch really easily. So I think we would need to set up something in terms of an external team. I know on the art team, we have enough people to do three console SKUs, and that would be something we'd need to work out.

"From the game player's perspective, would it be fun to play Injustice on [Switch]? I do think it would," he said. "You could have tournaments, everyone comes over with their own system and you can have whole structured tournaments and parallel gameplay and all that."

If NetherRealm decided to bring Injustice 2 to the Nintendo Switch it wouldn’t be the first fighting game ported to the console. . Bandai Namco brought over Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Switch a year after its initial release.

Nintendo Switch has a few fighting games in its library, including its first-party ARMS, the aforementioned Xenoverse 2 and Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers.

Injustice 2 is available now for PS4 and Xbox One.

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