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Nintendo Switch Gets Its First Portable-Only Game

By Alessia Amherst , Feb 28, 2017 04:40 AM EST
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The Nintendo Switch continues to get new games even before its initial release. Strangely enough, one of the hybrid console's upcoming titles is only playable in handheld mode.

Voez Restricts Players to Handheld Mode

According to Ars Technica, there is a seemingly surprising revelation for the Switch as it seems like future games might only be playable in a certain mode. Just recently, one game called Voez is making its way to the hybrid console as a 'portable-only' mode title. It is worth noting that this is the first game in the unit's entire library that restricts fans from playing on the TV.

Then again, it is quite fitting enough as the title is a rhythm game that involves a lot of touch screen tapping similar to that of the Hatsune Miku franchise. Fans would not be able to play the game if it was docked unless the developers eventually find a way to make use of the console's buttons. However, they already issued a warning stating otherwise meaning that fans will have to make use with the screen.

The Possible Future of the Nintendo Switch Library

In light of this recent announcement, this could mean that future Switch titles might only be restricted to one mode, as per Digital Trends. Even so, this is not the first game that makes the most out of one specific part of the unit. Similarly, 1, 2 Switch focuses more on the joy con instead of the actual tablet as players need to pay more attention to their opponent than anything else.

For now, Nintendo has yet to reveal any future titles that will only focus on one part of the hybrid console. Although the question still stands if some possible future games will restrict fans to playing the Switch while docked only. If so, this would ultimately affect the unit's portability factor which is one of its prime selling points.

Voez is originally an iOS and Android game but will be coming over to the unit in Japan. Furthermore, there has been no news if the developers will localize the game. Fans can buy the Nintendo Switch on Mar. 3.

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