The game designer behind No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw and Killer is Dead expressed quite a bit of interest in Nintendo’s next console.
Giochi Suda, better knows as Suda51, was interviewed by VG247 earlier this week. He said that he wants to “find a cool new way to play” on Nintendo Switch.
“I want one. 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 [No More Heroes] 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.”
He also spoke about Japan’s handheld market. He believes that it “has become more insular, looking in towards itself and only wanting domestic products”.
“Twenty years ago when you got on the train you would’ve seen everybody reading Shonen Jump, the manga magazine, but nowadays it’s not like that. 10 years ago it would’ve been the DS, and now it’s their smartphones.
There’s probably nobody at this point reading Shonen Jump on the trains – or playing DS. Practically everybody is on their smartphones, and so that’s now the Japanese people’s lifestyle, their custom.”
He added that “the era of the console being the biggest hit around and things like that might be over”, but that Japanese people still value games “very much”.
That’s some interesting insight from a man who is one of his country’s most famed game designers.
There’s no telling what Suda51’s exact plans are for Nintendo Switch, but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what he’s cooking up.