A new report over on the Wall Street Journal is indicating that Nintendo apparently wants more mature titles on the Nintendo Switch in order to diversify the offerings on the platform. First party and second party exclusives would basically focus on demographics of all ages, but third-party is being encouraged to branch out a bit.
VGCultureHQ is reporting that throughout 2018 more mature titles will be coming to the Switch and this fits in line with the company’s plan to reach a broader audience outside of just kids and adolescents.
So far mature games like Gal*Gun 2 from Inti Creates is slated for release on the Switch, along with the lesbian action-drama Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, and Rockstar’s L.A. Noire.
VGCultureHQ notes that due to Nights of Azure 2‘s extremely risque content and lesbian themes that it wouldn’t fly in Western regions, but Koei Tecmo has plans on publishing the title on the Switch starting October 24th in the West for $59.99. So even puritan regions like the West will be getting in on the action. They even have a special premium boxed version of Nights of Azure 2 for the Switch that is anything but family friendly.
Bethesda’s Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and DOOM were also recently announced to make their way to the Switch as well, helping add some much-needed FPS flair to the system’s fledging library.
Details on the other games due for release in 2018 for the Switch that are made for adults haven’t been made public just yet, but if Nintendo is serious then they should definitely consider visual novel companies like Sekai Project, or products from Winged Cloud. They could rapidly expand the Switch’s library and sales with a lot of adult-oriented waifu bait.
For now, Nintendo’s immediate future seems to be focused on capturing a sizable sector of the market with Super Mario Odyssey and a host of indie games slated to release on the Switch. Some of the games have been quite decent, like Neon Chrome, Wulverblade and Fast RMX, but they’ll need some high-quality Mature-rated games from the likes of the big boy publishers if Nintendo hopes to dethrone the PlayStation 4 this generation.