Tucked into Nintendo’s announcement that Virtual Console wouldn’t be making next week’s Nintendo Switch release was news that just three indie games would populate the console’s eShop at launch. Then what of the previously announced Tomorrow Corporation slate: World of Goo, Little Inferno and Human Resource Machine?
When asked for comment Nintendo confirmed, “In addition to Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, day-one digital titles on the eShop will include The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, Super Bomberman R and Just Dance 2017.” No sign of Tomorrow Corp’s eShop favorites.
When some world wide web sleuthing revealed a changed graphic on Tomorrow Corporation’s blog post announcing the games’ release — from “available March 3” to “available soon!” — we reached out to the 3-person developer for clarification.
“We hope we can make it! We're still just 3 people, trying to launch 3 games on March 3rd — and it's going to be close,” Tomorrow Corporation’s Kyle Gabler told Polygon. “For reference, the Zelda team has approximately 2.9 billion people and a really fast horse, but we're close behind. Save some champagne for us, Nintendo, we're going to be bloody and tired and maybe not all 3 of us will make it alive, but we're going to get there, and the games will be stunning!”
When asked if existing Wii and Wii U purchases of Tomorrow Corporation’s games would find their way to customers’ accounts or if those games would need to be repurchased, Gabler said, “Carrying over existing purchases to the Switch sounds like a nice player-friendly idea. Has Nintendo said that this is possible?”
No ... no it has not. When asked, Nintendo said, “We cannot comment on the content of each game, but we have nothing to announce regarding past purchases carrying over.”
The Nintendo Switch comes out one week from today, on Mar. 3.