The Nintendo Switch, which is already amassing a healthy array of first- and second-party titles, may be adding Diablo 3 and Monster Hunter: World to its roster.
Adam Boyes, CEO of Iron Galaxy Studios, which was responsible for the Skyrim port to Switch, tweeted to Capcom’s Monster Hunter team offering his company’s services on a possible Nintendo Switch port for MH:W. That game has already become 2018’s biggest gaming hit and was recently announced as the publisher’s highest-selling game to date.
Dear @monsterhunter team at Capcom – we understand that porting the game to Nintendo Switch is challenging (https://t.co/0JrAIQgcft) but this is exactly what @IToTheG does. Give us a shot & we won’t let you down ;)
— ᴀᴅᴀᴍ ʙᴏʏᴇs (@amboyes) March 3, 2018
The tweet came after after Japanese outlet Toyo Keizai conducted an interview with Haruhiro Tsujimoto, the CEO of Capcom, and asked him if a possible port of MH:W would be coming to Switch. Tsujimoto stated that a Switch port “would be difficult,” prompting Boyes to make the audacious pitch.
Boyes and his company must be confident of porting MH:W after their success porting Skyrim to the console, but to port MH:W, which stutters even on PlayStation 4 Pro, to the Switch would be a herculean effort, even by their standards.
Following this news, sources related to Eurogamer suggested that a Diablo 3 port was still in development, even though Blizzard denied these claims earlier this week. Rumours gained traction after the Blizzard Twitter account tweeted out the following video, which predated the Eurogamer article:
Sweet dreams. pic.twitter.com/tZvCnjjzWb
— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2018
Despite Blizzard’s statement that reports and rumours regarding a Switch port are mere fiction, the video and Eurogamer’s sources suggest the contrary.
Both games, which lend themselves well to co-operative and mobile play, would be massive if they landed on the Switch. The Monster Hunter series as a whole has history on both PSP and Nintendo 3DS and gamers have been crying out for a portable Diablo game for years.
Those struggling with the top-tier monsters in MH:W should be sure to check out OnlySP’s video guides for a load of helpful tips.