The development team the Tomorrow Corporation announced that they will bring three games to the Nintendo Switch in time for the console’s launch on March 3, 2017. Those three games are World of Goo, Little Inferno, and Human Resource Machine.
All of these games have been available on other systems, so they will all be ports of the original game and released digitally. However, these ports will come with what the studio is calling a “Soundtrack Mode” available only on the Switch. The studio didn’t elaborate much further, just stating that all three games will come bundled with their original soundtracks.
The developers did not reveal prices for any of the three games.
Each game was met with generally positive reviews when they each came out. Let’s examine each one individually.
- World of Goo was released on the Wii back in October of 2008. The game is the only one of the three in this group that wasn’t developed by the Tomorrow Corporation and was instead developed by 2D Boy. World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle/construction game and the Wii version of the game holds a Metascore of 94.
- Little Inferno was developed by the Tomorrow Corporation and was released November of 2012 on the Wii U. Little Inferno is a sandbox puzzle game that takes place almost entirely in front of a fireplace. The Wii U version of the game holds a Metascore of 79.
- Human Resource Machine is a puzzle game developed by the Tomorrow Corporation that came out in October 2015. The PC version of the game holds a Metascore of 78.
These three games now join a list of growing Nintendo Switch launch games that includes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and 1-2 Switch in the list that is now up to 9 games.
While the addition of these three games to the launch lineup may seem like a step in the right direction, in reality, I don’t believe they will make any difference when it comes to hardware sales. The fact of the matter is that the Switch needs new games, and these are all just ports of older games. Ports aren’t bad, but they aren’t going to make people pick up a brand new console, plus the launch window for the Switch is already filled with ports like I am Setsuna and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Nintendo can’t keep coasting on how good Breath of the Wild looks, they need to come up with new content.