So far, the Nintendo Switch has managed to sell a number of units of the recently-released console. Mixing the best of the Wii and Wii U, the system offers a whole new playing experience for gamers, while also boosting a catalogue of new takes on classic characters. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild alone has been hailed as a stunning achievement, with many contemplating buying the Switch for Breath of the Wild alone. That said, the console has also come under fire. Last week, we reported the impressive sales numbers the console was earning, as well as the various glitches and issues the console has been suffering from so far.
It’s too early to tell whether that negative PR will hurt the console’s shelf life, but bad news seems to keep rolling in. The new Dragon Quest game is too big for the console’s native memory, while Nintendo continues to draw criticism for its restrictive YouTube policies concerning content creators. Even in our assessment of the Switch, we found it lacking in a number of key areas. Still, if Nintendo can address the flaws and work on building out a library of solid games, they may yet overcome this hurdle.
To help on the game front, it appears the Switch may be getting some of Telltale’s more popular games. The company, known for creating episodic content based around hit shows and movies, has already done well with Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead series. Last year, they introduced a Batman game, which released its season finale a few months back. It was also recently revealed that a Guardians of the Galaxy game is on the horizon. According to various listings from online retailers (hat tip to CBR), it looks as if both the Batman and Guardians games may be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.
The Batman one hasn’t been confirmed, but Guardians looks like it will definitely release on all consoles. Based on the characters from 2014’s hit film and its upcoming sequel, the Guardians Telltale game received a teaser trailer a few months back before also gaining a plot summary and a batch of images from the Telltale game. While not connected to the MCU, the Guardians game follows the exploits of the eponymous crew that film audiences have come to love, as they search for a powerful new artifact and a villain dead-set on keeping it from them.
The Batman game, meanwhile, wasn’t as big of a hit for the company as their previous efforts. Still, it’s a fun introduction into the world of Gotham and its various villains (for more, check out the trailer for the beginning of the Batman series). Hopefully, by bringing popular content like the Telltale games to the Switch, it can start to regain some of the ground its lost. After all, if not for the innovative gameplay and fun titles, Nintendo doesn’t stand much of a chance in the modern video game market.
We’ll bring you more information on Telltale’s Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy titles coming to Nintendo Switch as it emerges.