2K wants more on Nintendo Switch after BioShock, Borderlands, XCOM 2 collections

2K wants more on Nintendo Switch after BioShock, Borderlands, XCOM 2 collections

Publisher 2K Games, which is set to soon release three collections for the Nintendo Switch, wants more of its games on the console. BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection will launch for the Nintendo Switch on May 29, bringing some of 2K’s most popular franchises to the console. The announcement of the ports in a surprise Nintendo Direct Mini in March was accompanied by the message “2K ♡ Switch.” 2K’s chief creative Sami Thessman revealed that the heart symbol was used to make the publisher’s campaign “fresh and exciting,” Nintendo Everything reported, citing the executive’s interview with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. Thessman added that the icons for the games drew inspiration from Nintendo’s aesthetics. “We wanted to go this route so they’d feel right at home, design and atmosphere-wise, to Nintendo fans,” he told Famitsu. The simultaneous release of the three collections, meanwhile, establishes 2K’s partnership with Nintendo, according to Thessman, adding that Nintendo Switch owners had been requesting for the games to be launched for the console “for some time now.” Near the end of the interview, Thessman hinted that 2K has more in store for the Nintendo Switch beyond BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, and XCOM 2 Collection, without specifically revealing the publisher’s plans. “I can’t tell you all about our business strategies, but what I can say is we at 2K consider our relationship with Nintendo to be extremely important. We really want to keep releasing games for Nintendo ...
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