When the Nintendo Switch was announced, a surprise reveal was that Mario Kart 8 was going to be coming out to the console as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Then, a few weeks ago, Nintendo revealed Pokken Tournament DX for the Switch. Both of these games were made for the Wii U, but then ported to the Switch with extra content, new modes, more characters, etc. Though welcome (and in the case of Mario Kart 8, very successful) players wondered just how many more Wii U ports were coming to Switch.
Well, at E3, IGN asked this very question to Nintendo Of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Who noted that there’s always the option for that, because the Wii U wasn’t as successful as the Switch is inevitably going to be:
“The internal conversations we have is that on one hand, the development teams would love to showcase their content to a wider base, and certainly in short order the install base on Nintendo Switch will be larger than the install base we ended with Wii U.”
However, he also noted that it’s not just as sales and money, but about bringing more to the games that are being ported or remade. They don’t want cookie cutter ports, thus with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokken Tournament DX they made sure there was something very special added to both. There wasn’t any major ports announced at E3, but only time will tell if others will come.