Imagineer confirms it’s developing an unspecified Nintendo Switch title

22 06 2017

Imagineer has officially announced its support for the Nintendo Switch. The Japanese game publisher has confirmed they’ve begun development on a title set to launch on the platform sometime after the start of the next fiscal year, which begins April 2018. While the press release highlights the company’s involvement with the Medarot series, it must be stressed that the Switch project wasn’t announced to be a Medarot title. That segment of the announcement also promoted the company’s Kanji Test series, as well as their work on licensed characters, like Rilakumma and Gudetama. The company hopes the unspecified Nintendo Switch title can expand their gaming business, by delivering on the concept of being able to played “by anyone, anytime, and anywhere.”

Imagineer also confirmed it plans to publish two other portable games this fiscal year, which likely includes next month’s Kouekizaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Kanken Training 2.

The news comes a year after the publisher made moves that indicated they were exiting the traditional gaming industry. Last May, long time Medarot game developer, and partial Imagineer subsidiary, Delta-Arts, had shut its doors. Imagineer also announced it was dissolving Rocket Company, the publishing label it used for packaged video games as their business would focus more on software for mobile devices. Since then, the company has published a handful of titles directly under the Imagineer name.

Rocket Company was one of the first companies to confirm its support for Nintendo’s previous handheld, the Nintendo 3DS. At E3 2010, when the device was officially unveiled, the company tentatively announced Crash City GP and VS-Robo. Those games were later released as Runabout 3D: Drive Impossible (localized as Crash City Mayhem) and Medarot 7.

Thanks, Japanese Nintendo.




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