One of the more surprising announcements to come from yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was that Undertale would eventually be making its way to a Nintendo console, especially the Switch. This is a somewhat surprising statement as the game’s motor, GameMaker Studio, didn’t possess inherent Nintendo Switch support. Observing the Direct, YoYo Games, the organization behind the engine, announced that Nintendo Switch support is arriving into GameMaker Studio 2 after this summer.
Undertale will be the first game to use the engine’s Nintendo Switch support. GameMaker Studio 2 is the most recent edition of this engine and initially published back in March of 2017.
James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games, commented upon working with Nintendo to deliver Switch support to GameMaker Studio 2:
“We are thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, together with all the opportunities this will result in our game development area, and most importantly, the players. Nintendo has been hugely supportive of attracting independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this venture will mean much more wonderful games have been released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 keeps the outstanding functionality of this engine, and we’re committed to supporting studios and developers who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console. ”
Toby Fox, the founder of Undertale, also made a humorous remark about the fact that he can now bring his game to Nintendo Switch:
I am a big fan of Nintendo. I expect Mario plays with my game. ”
This announcement also came along with three new pictures that reveal Undertale in handheld, docked, and tabletop manner; you could check all of them out below. Undertale is currently available on PC, PS Vita, also PS4, together with all the Nintendo Switch version not with a discharge date. If you would like to view DualShockers’ ideas on the game, you are able to check our review.