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Strong third-party support hinted at for Nintendo Switch

Activision, EA, Take-Two, Bethesda, Square Enix, Konami, Epic, Ubisoft and Warner among listed partners.

One thing that has been a concern for Nintendo lately has been the lack of strong third-party support for their platforms. Notably, big publishers who offered early support for Wii U, like EA and Ubisoft pulled all or much of their support soon thereafter. Having glimpsed Skyrim from Bethesda (who haven't published a game on Wii U) and NBA 2K17 from Take-Two (2K Sports), does offer the promise of a more diverse line-up of games on Nitnendo Switch.

The following list of publishers, developers and middleware companies was published on Nintendo's official website:

505 Games
Activision Publishing, Inc.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
ATLUS CO.,LTD.
Audiokinetic Inc.
Autodesk, Inc
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Bethesda
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
Codemasters
CRI Middleware Co., Ltd.
DeNA Co., Ltd
Electronic Arts
Epic Games Inc.
Firelight Technologies
FromSoftware, Inc.
Frozenbyte
GameTrust
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE INC.
Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
HAMSTER Corporation
Havok
INTI CREATES CO., LTD.
KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc.
Marvelous Inc.
Maximum Games, LLC
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Parity Bit Inc.
PlatinumGames Inc.
RAD Game Tools, Inc.
RecoChoku Co.,Ltd.
SEGA Games Co., Ltd.
Silicon Studio Corporation
Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
Starbreeze Studios
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Telltale Games
THQ Nordic
Tokyo RPG Factory Co., Ltd.
TT Games
UBISOFT
Ubitus Inc.
Unity Technologies, Inc.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Web Technology Corp.

Most if not all major third-party publishers are present and accounted for, and it is clear that the Nintendo Switch is getting strong Japanese support, something that's expected. A few curious inclusions in the list include Starbreeze Studios, developers of Payday 2, who haven't published a game on a Nintendo platform previously, and TT Games who are fully owned by Warner Bros and therefore feel like an odd thing to add when Warner Bros is already there. Suda 51's Grasshopper Manufacture is also there, along with their owner GungHo Entertainment. Codemasters are also there, could we hope for Dirt Rally on the go?

What larger publishers are missing then? Deep Silver aren't on the list. And other more niche publishers like Focus Home Interactive, Paradox Interactive, Devolver Digital, Team 17, and Daedalic Entertainment, are also missing, but perhaps we shouldn't look at this list as complete at this early stage.