Nintendo Switch: 10 ports to look forward to for the rest of 2019

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The Nintendo Switch could be considered mostly a port machine, but that’s hardly a bad thing.

Everything on Switch! It’s not just a popular hashtag; it’s a motto for virtually anyone who owns a Nintendo Switch. Maybe at some point, people will realize that not everything can go on Nintendo’s latest console for various reasons, but for most, it’s their preferred way to play.

Game companies have picked up on this, and they are porting just about everything you can think of to the Nintendo Switch. Sure, it’s a great device to play indie hits on, but it’s also getting ports of classic games and modern ones as well. The maybe not so surprising revelation is that if you aren’t too interested in having a technical powerhouse, the Nintendo Switch might be the best way to experience certain games and not just because it allows you to play them on the go.

Here are 10 upcoming ports that will be available on other platforms, but might be best to play on the Nintendo Switch.

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#10. Castle Crashers Remastered

One of the original Xbox Live Arcade hits, Castle Crashers remains an incredibly fun multi-player party game 10 years after its initial release. It was released on Xbox One several years ago as an HD remaster and been strongly associated with the Xbox brand even if it has been released on other platforms.

After already being released several years ago on Xbox One, Castle Crashers Remastered is coming to the Nintendo Switch (and PlayStation 4) and the Nintendo Switch is pretty much the ideal console for such a game.

The Switch is already home to a number of incredibly fun multi-player games, Castle Crashers Remastered bolsters an already robust library, and the game has a very pick up and play nature to it which fits great on the Nintendo Switch. What gives the Switch the edge is portability to some extent for sure so you can get a game started virtually anywhere you bring your Switch with you.

But what gives it the edge is that the Nintendo Switch has a blazingly fast speed when it comes to just turning on and loading up a game. You are good to go within seconds for most titles, whereas the PS4 and Xbox One can take significantly longer. I have often chosen to play a game on my Nintendo Switch because it’ll be considerably faster to get into that game than having to boot up my PS4 or Xbox One much less select the game and then let it load.

This makes a massive difference for games with a pick-up-and-play nature like Castle Crashers Remastered, where you might play for 20 minutes a session and several of those should not just be booting up a console and loading the game making the Switch the ideal platform for it when it releases sometime this year.