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Is Tunic Coming to the Nintendo Switch?

Fans of the new Zelda-like adventure game, Tunic, are wondering when they might be able to play the game on the Nintendo Switch.
Fans of the new Zelda-like adventure game, Tunic, are wondering when they might be able to play the game on the Nintendo Switch. / Andrew Shouldice

Fans of the new Zelda-like adventure game, Tunic, are wondering when they might be able to play the game on the Nintendo Switch.

Indie games on the Nintendo Switch are far from a new concept and, given Tunic's direct correlation with Nintendo's Zelda franchise, it's no wonder some fans are looking forward to a port. Would Tunic make the jump to Nintendo's new handheld?

Here's what we know about Tunic coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Tunic May Be Coming to the Nintendo Switch

So, will Tunic make its way to the Nintendo Switch? Some fans are speculating "yes."

It's no secret that the game is heavily inspired by the original Legend of Zelda games. Andrew Shouldice, the game's developer, has made his own appreciation of the franchise known and its influence is visible throughout the design. From the main character's look to the world around it and even the game's title, it could be considered a love letter to Nintendo's adventure game.

This is one of the reasons fans are citing that the Switch port is inevitable. Some suspect the only thing standing in the way is the "timed" exclusive deal Shouldice has with Microsoft.

Tunic was originally launched under contract with Microsoft, meaning it was released exclusively on Xbox consoles and PCs via Steam. However, this is a timed deal, so it will eventually run its course and expire. This could be the opening needed to bring it to other platforms which potentially may include the Switch.

Nintendo hasn't shied away from Indie games in the past. Who's to say they won't jump at the chance to bring Tunic to their handheld?