Nintendo Switch export option coming to GameMaker Studio 2

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This was a somewhat surprising announcement as the game's engine, GameMaker Studio, didn't have inherent Nintendo Switch support. While that's great for fans of the game, it's also good news for developers and fans of other games built using the same GameMaker Studio 2 platform.

YoYo Games General Manager James Cox believes the partnership allows for many more games to be released on the platform. "We're working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo's record-breaking console".

GameMaker Studio 2, the 2D engine that powers indie darling Undertale, is adding support for the Nintendo Switch later this summer.

2018 is going to be a massive year for Nintendo fans.

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As part of their Nintendo Direct announcement on Thursday night, the company announced a series of new releases that are on the horizon, but the most hysteria-inducing was without a doubt a Super Smash Bros. game for Switch. "I hope Mario plays my game".

During the Nintendo Direct stream we also learned that Undertale ("the friendly RPG where nobody has to die" and one of our favorites from 2015) will come to the Switch "eventually".

GameMaker Studio 2 has a development lineage stretching back to 1999. Big-name games that use it include Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine and Spelunkyby Mossmouth.

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