Top Wii U Games We Still Want Ported to the Switch

Top Wii U Games We Still Want Ported to the Switch

The Wii U might not have seen high commercial success, but it was still a great console with some pretty amazing games. Many of those games are now getting a second chance by being ported to the Switch, whether it’s as an enhanced version like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or a regular port like Bayonetta 1 and 2. Fans are divided on whether ports are a good thing or a bad thing, but we think it’s great that these games might find a new audience on the Switch.

With that said, here are a few more Wii U games that we still want to see brought to the Switch.

Xenoblade Chronicles X

Say what you will about Xenoblade Chronicles X, but it was a great game in its own right. It wasn’t as story-driven as the other Xenoblade games (and I still hope for a more story-driven sequel), but it made up for it with a beautiful sci-fi setting, a heavy focus on exploration, and pretty incredible worldbuilding. Xenoblade Chronicles X made good use of the Wii U Gamepad, but it isn’t critical to the game. The president of Monolith Soft wants to see it on the Switch, too, so this is a likely candidate for a port.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE

Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE suffered at launch, and not just because of the Wii U. First, many people were annoyed that a game initially presented as Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem turned into a brightly-colored Persona-esque game focused on pop idols and the entertainment industry. Second, because the trailers tended to focus on music, a lot of people didn’t know what sort of game it was. And third, controversial censorship of one chapter and some costumes turned some fans away. All of this meant many potential fans missed a solid, enjoyable turn-based RPG. Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE deserves another chance, and a Switch port would be an excellent opportunity for it.

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker is a goldmine, and with support for the Wii U all but gone and support for the 3DS fading, it makes sense that Nintendo would bring either Super Mario Maker or a sequel to the Switch. Of course, it would have to be adjusted for the Switch’s controls (perhaps with optional touchscreen controls in handheld mode), but that seems doable. If Super Mario Maker is ported to the Switch, the most logical direction would be for it to follow the Hyrule Warriors model: take the content of the Wii U version with all of its online features, add the Super Mario Challenge from the 3DS version, and release it on the Switch as the definitive edition of Super Mario Maker.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Nintendo co-owns the Fatal Frame IP, so it’s a shame that we haven’t seen more of Fatal Frame than we have. It felt like a natural fit for the Wii U because of how the GamePad could function as the Camera Obscura, but a Switch port of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water could just return to the series’ older controls. We’d like to see a new Fatal Frame even more, but it would be great if they started by giving Maiden of Black Water another chance. Maybe in time for Halloween?

In Conclusion

These are a few Wii U games we’d love to see ported to the Switch? What Wii U games are you still hoping will have a Switch port announced? Let us know in the comments.

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

3 Comments

  1. I’d like to XCX to port to the Switch as well mostly because after 150 hours into my Wii U copy I got an irreversible game breaking glitch and never went back. It really is an awesome game.

    • Yikes! 😮 I didn’t know XCX had a game-breaking glitch like that.

  2. I remember when that happened to you! 🙁

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