Dragon Ball fans worldwide were delighted when Dragon Ball FighterZ was announced during Microsoft’s Xbox E3 press conference.
The game is currently scheduled for release on PC, Xbox One and PS4 when it arrives in early 2018, but fans have been clamouring for a Nintendo Switch version.
Well, it looks like if you ask nicely enough you might get one.
French site, Game Blog, spoke to Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki, who said that there’s no issue in terms of power when it comes to a Nintendo Switch port. It’s not down to the system’s tech specs or lack of power at all, especially as the team has had no trouble porting Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the platform.
“We didn’t really encounter problems with the Switch version of Xenoverse 2,” said Hiroki. “I’ll say that if we continue to receive demand from fans, we would go ahead with a Switch version. It likely wouldn’t release at the same time as the others, but we can envision it.”
In fact, Hiroki states that if enough fans showed interest, Bandai Namco and development Arc System Works may well port the upcoming title.
And to that effect, there are already several Twitter petitions:
Time to let @ArcSystemWorksU know.
How many RTs for a Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ? https://t.co/Lza4H4VeCU
— D1 (@xD1x) June 18, 2017
— Saiyan Island (@saiyanisland) June 18, 2017
There’s even a Change.org petition going on at the moment, which has over 3,700 signatures out of the required 5,000.
“So we are here for ask you to make a porting or a Nintendo Switch version of this game, all of us are hoping this dream come true because it would be really nice to be played on Switch, Switch’s sales will increase thanks to this because of its portability and the possibility to play with friends easily, more than with platforms that it’s already presented,” reads the petition.
“So please, Bandai Namco and Nintendo, make our dream[s] come true.”