“But first, I’d like to buy a Switch myself…”
Legendary creator Shinji Mikami, best known for Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Vanquish, and the original Evil Within, has stated his enthusiasm for Nintendo’s Switch system, indicating that he would like to see the follow up, the upcoming Evil Within 2, launch on the system too.
“I think a Switch version would be interesting. I’d like to try it if I had the chance” Mikami told GameSpot in an interview. Humorously, he added the caveat that he needs to actually be able to buy his own Switch first. “First I’d like to buy a Switch myself,” Mikami said. “I had to borrow Zelda with the Switch from another staff member to play it.”
Mikami is not the only prominent game developer who has yet to be able to get his own Switch- owing to the incredibly high demand for the system, other game makers such as Hajime Tabata of Square Enix and Hideki Kamiya of Platinum have also mentioned how hard it is to find a unit for themselves in stores.
As for the possibility of the game coming to the Switch- it is hugely possible that it happens. At this point, Bethesda (the game’s publisher) is one of the biggest supporters of Nintendo’s system, bringing not only Skyrim, but also Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and DOOM to it- given the publisher’s willingness to put its games on Switch, and the developer’s desire to see the game on Switch, we may even end up seeing it happen.
But for now, if you want The Evil Within 2, you can pick it up next month, on October 13, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.