When the Nintendo Switch was first revealed during a “commercial”, Nintendo attached an image after it that showed off the overwhelming 3rd party support the publisher was getting for their new console. Nintendo had some decent support for Wii U 3rd Party wise, and then they all ran away when the console began to not sell well. Though the Switch isn’t likely to do that, because pre-orders are selling like hot cakes. One 3rd Party developer though has stated they have intentions of cutting and running: Nippon Ichi Software.
NIS has already pledged one big game to the Nintendo Switch in the form of Disgaea 5 Complete, which is a port of the PS4 version. Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa noted that while development of a port can be tricky depending on what the game is made of, the porting from PS4 to Switch wasn’t hard at all. In fact, he noted that nothing in Disgaea 5 Complete was “downgraded” on the Switch.
But why did they do Disgaea 5? Since this would be their debut on the console, they wanted to bring over something that fans may be familiar with, and development would be smooth for. They truly felt it they brought over either a new game or a new franchise, there was a big risk of them failing, whereas a port is more of a safe bet in some aspects. Moreso though, Niikawa stated that fans have wanted a more “portable” version of Disgaea 5, and because of that, they brought it to Switch.
Finally, the president reveals that Disgaea 5 won’t be their only title on the Nintendo Switch. He says that fans can expect an announcement in the future. Meaning that very likely they have a game in development right now. What is it? Only time will tell.