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Nintendo of America President On How The Switch Got Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

December 15, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

In an interview with IGN, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime spoke about how the Nintendo Switch ended up with the exclusive rights to Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. Here are highlights:

On if their working relationship with Koei Tecmo made the deal happen: “It did. What happens in the world of development is you have companies who have positive experiences in working together, coupled with franchises being available, and the franchise owner wanting to do something with a particular franchise. And in this case, those three elements came together in order to create the opportunity for that game. And we love that. And we’re constantly looking for those types of opportunities. It’s the Team Ninja portion of Koei Tecmo that’s working on this. They’ve got a lot of skills, and it really helped paint a picture of what that game is going to be. We’re tremendously excited about it.”

On if the first two games could come to the Switch: “I really can’t comment on that. That’s not been an area of focus for us. What we want to do is we want to make this game a great experience, and certainly with all of the excitement around the overall Marvel universe, we think it’s going to be a great opportunity.”

On appearing at the Game Awards with Xbox and PlayStation heads Phil Spencer and Shawn Layden: “Here’s what’s so important, from my perspective. Our industry is the most vibrant across all of entertainment. The opportunity to speak to all the players and to deliver a message of community, a message of inclusion, a message that all of us are looking to immerse ourselves in the best content, the best entertainment available today. That was a really important message. And to drive home a thought of community and inclusion, that in many regards was carried throughout the entire show. I thought was really positive.”