Over 20 Japanese Unreal Engine Switch Games In Development, According To Epic

by Suriel Vazquez on Apr 15, 2017 at 01:15 PM

By now, most people's time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is likely drawing to a close, and in the coming months they'll need something else to play. While fans wait for the next marquee title for the system to hit, they can perhaps rest easy in the knowledge that several Japanese games are on the way.

Speaking with Japanese games website Automaton (translated by Gematsu) Epic Games Japan's Takayuki Kawasaki announced that there are over 20 Switch titles using the Unreal Engine in the works from Japanese developers. "These are titles that use Unreal Engine, for Switch, and are being made in Japan," Kawasaki said. "There may even be more. And now we’re gradually moving forward with Switch support for the free version [of Unreal Engine 4]. That way, as long as you have a Switch development license, you will be able to develop for Switch even with the free version.”

Hopefully those titles will hit soon, and with the Switch selling as well as it is, hopefully we'll see more developers flock to the system.


Our Take
As the Gematsu article states, we have at least three confirmed Switch UE4 games: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Dragon Quest XI, and Shin Megami Tensei. There's also the possibility that with UE4 being compatible with Switch, we'll see ports of other games coming to the console.