Suda51 Contemplates Making a Hardware-Defining Game for Nintendo Switch

Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda is an enigmatic and eccentric creator of sorts, known for polarizing and flagrantly differing games like No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned, and most recently: Let It Die.

A new interview (via VG247) has Suda talking up the upcoming Nintendo Switch, and it sounds like Suda is wanting to make games for Nintendo consoles yet again.

“I want one (laughs),” Suda said when confirming he’s currently most excited for the Switch.

“Nintendo always makes really cool, interesting hardware that gives us new things to do. On the Wii, not to brag, but I feel that I made a game that used that Wii technology in one of the best ways. I want to find a cool new way to play using what Switch offers.”

This is certainly interesting considering his excitement towards modern virtual reality seen in our own interview with Suda. “Actually, if I could get the budget that I wanted, as opposed to making it more like a modern-day Suda51 game, I’d rather make a VR version instead,” Suda previously said to us.

If you’ve seen the demo, there’s a lot of window always popping up in different areas of the screen. I think VR would be the perfect medium for that. You put on the helmet, look at different windows, and so on. I think VR would be perfect for that, if I had the budget for it.”

Could we be finally seeing No More Heroes 3 but on the Nintendo Switch? Suda previously said that won’t happen for at least 15 years, sadly.

In case you missed it, you can find our review for Let It Die here (we highly recommend it, it was the reviewer’s 2016 GOTY!)

Brandon Orselli


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