More Wii U games are going to be updated and re-released for the Nintendo Switch, says Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America. The company has already brought enhanced versions of Mario Kart 8 and Pokken Tournament to the new system, but those aren’t the end of its re-releases.
In the case of those titles, Nintendo brought them to the Switch with new features and extra content. It’ll do the same with some of the upcoming releases. Fils-Aime says it’s important not only to make a Wii U game available on the Switch but to ensure it’s also an upgraded version.
Given the install base of Wii U, there was some fantastic content that consumers did not get to play. So that creates certainly a business opportunity. On the other hand, one of the things that we’ve discussed internally is, there really needs to be an additional element to that game to make it fresh, and to further compel the consumer to buy in.