Panic Button has quickly proven to be one of the leading developers for porting games to the Nintendo Switch. After working on Rocket League, DOOM, and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, they have seemingly gained a lot of attention over the past few months. Recently announcing that they had been receiving a lot of requests for other Nintendo Switch ports (and having their pick), we wonder what they could be bringing to Nintendo’s hybrid console next. Find out the likely Panic Button Nintendo Switch Ports and our wishlist below.
Likely Panic Button Nintendo Switch Ports
- Fortnite: Fortnite has been gaining a lot of rumors for a Switch port. Out of the many battle royale games that are out, this one seems like the best fit. Its smoothed-out textures would make it easy to optimize for a handheld console without compromising too much detail. No doubt, many fans have been waiting for a game like this to be taken on the go.
- Crash Bandicoot N’ Sane Trilogy: The Crash Bandicoot N’ Sane Trilogy was everything that fans of the series had been asking for: great visuals, solid gameplay, and plenty of nostalgia. Because the game was so successful, there have been several rumors that it will be making the jump to other consoles (multiple website listings have already hinted at a “Switch” version). While the game wouldn’t look as good as it does on the PS4, it would easily be a massive sales increase for the game, now that the install base has exploded across the world. Panic Button knows how to work with higher graphics, and they could easily downscale for the handheld.
- Fallout 4: Bethesda has shown to be all in for the Nintendo Switch. After bringing Skyrim, DOOM, and Wolfenstein II (sometime this year), it makes sense that the next game on their list would be Fallout 4. Having such a good relationship with Panic Button, it makes sense that Bethesda would ask them to do it next. After all, having any excuse to dive back into such a massive RPG would be enough for fans to double dip.
- Smite: Hi-Rez Studios has said that they are working on bringing one of their games to the Switch. While many people have theorized that Paladins would be the way to go, we have to give our hats to Smite. MOBAs are starting to find their footing on the console, and Smite has already been running on PS4 and Xbox One for years now. Not only that, but Smite has a bigger, more consistent playerbase than Paladins does, and many consumers would be ready to have such a competitive game on the go.
- Final Fantasy X HD: Square Enix has stated that they’re going to give more support to the Switch. We suspect it’s only a matter of time before they bring the Final Fantasy series to it. When thinking about what game they would try first, we would have to go with Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD. This re-release has already made it to PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and PC. It’s already proven to run on an inferior handheld, and wouldn’t take a lot of work to bring to the Switch. It would be an easy of seeing what the demand is for the series going forward. Square could easily do the port themselves, but by having Panic Button attached to the project, they could give themselves more hype.
“Wishlist” Panic Button Switch Ports
- Resident Evil 7: Capcom is starting to give more support to the Switch with the Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man 11, but we haven’t heard much from them apart from that. We’d like to see Resident Evil 7 make its way to the console, but apart from releasing the Revelations series on the system, there isn’t much to lead us to believe that it would happen.
- For Honor: Ubisoft has been a significant partner with Nintendo for releasing Switch games. We’d like to see them try one of their IPs in a new market: For Honor. After that game came out, the hype and player-base has seemingly died out. That said, bringing this cult game to a handheld would be a smart way to try and restore the excitement. It would also more easily stand out than an open-world adventure would.
- Persona series: The Persona series is one of the most popular JRPGs on the market, featuring a bombastic art style with plenty of personality. With games like Disgaea and Ys already coming to the Switch, it’s clear that a demand is there for those types of games. Why not have one of the best of its class on board as well?
- XCOM: Strategy games have a place on the Nintendo Switch, and we’d be shocked if XCOM didn’t make the jump in some fashion (Mario and Rabbids practically ripped off its combat system anyway). It might be a bit more niche on a console, but fans of the franchise would likely rush out the door to get a copy.
- Okami HD: Okami is a cult classic that deserves more love. After recently being re-released in full HD for the measly price of $20, it would be a great way to gain a little more attention. While we don’t have reason to believe that it is coming to the system, another fantastic 3D platformer would be welcome among the ranks of Super Mario Odyssey. It might be slightly more expensive, but even at $30, that game would be a bargain to many consumers.