A couple of days ago, Capcom announced plans to re-release six of their most popular games from the 8-bit era, dubbed the Disney Afternoon Collection. The announcement was met with excitement, at first, but fans quickly noticed there no plans to bring the collection to the Nintendo Switch, despite all six of the games included having originally been released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Needless to say, fans did not let that go without a response, as every single post Capcom has made on social media since the announcement has been deluged with requests for a Switch version of the Disney Afternoon Collection. Most telling is that while Capcom’s social media managers are quick to reply to other questions about the game – some of which are pretty easy – there’s been nothing but silence on the Switch version questions.
They’re valid questions, too, as the Switch has been nothing short of a success for Nintendo, at least as far as launch numbers go, so much so that they’re doubling production on the console/handheld hybrid. Even fans in Reddit communities for entirely different consoles are scratching their heads on the decision making here, considering the Switch is easily powerful enough to run the games.
That’s not to say Capcom may not be planning on a Switch version and simply hasn’t said anything about it yet; all they’ve said is that no other platform releases are planned “at this time,” which doesn’t entirely shut the door on the idea. Nintendo has said in the past that they’ve made it as easy as possible to develop for and port games to the Switch, so Disney fans wanting to play the collection on the go may not have long to wait.
We’re among the many reaching out for further comment from Capcom, and we’ll let you know if and when we hear back.
- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018