A brand new report from Nintendo Insider states that Nintendo plans on resurrecting Scalebound as a Nintendo Switch unique. This report relies on nameless sources who appear to be near the venture in addition to an announcement from Game Informer senior editor Imran Khan who claims that Nintendo is reviving a “sport that’s considered lifeless.”
For those that do not keep in mind, Scalebound was presupposed to be an Xbox One unique title from developer PlatinumGames. It was reportedly one thing of a dream venture for Hideki Kamiya (director of Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry, and Viewtiful Joe) who lengthy considered creating a fantasy title. In truth, Scalebound was as soon as one in every of Microsoft’s greatest upcoming exclusives.
That was till 2017 when the venture was canceled beneath considerably mysterious circumstances. Some have prompt that the sport was canceled as a result of Microsoft’s perception that the hype surrounding the title mixed with its lengthy growth interval had created unrealistic expectations for the sport. However, others recommend that clarification feels extremely unlikely and that there have been seemingly manufacturing issues of some type.
That stated, most proof means that Scalebound was pretty far alongside by the point that Microsoft pulled the plug. If that’s the case, and if Nintendo is certainly concerned about reviving it, then they may theoretically put themselves within the place to ship a high-profile unique within the close to future.
Honestly, this report makes loads of sense. Not solely have Microsoft and Nintendo labored carefully collectively prior to now and would theoretically be able to study greater than most in regards to the state of Scalebound, however Nintendo additionally has a wonderful working relationship with PlatinumGames. In truth, PlatinumGames is already engaged on one other Switch unique (Astral Chain) and beforehand launched Bayonetta 2 as a Wii U unique.
We’ll make certain replace this story as quickly as Nintendo or PlatinumGames releases extra data on the state of Scalebound.
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