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Bring your game to Nintendo Switch
Learn more about tools and services for Nintendo Switch game development.
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How to develop Nintendo Switch games with Unity
Here’s how you can bring your game to Nintendo Switch:
- Make your game
- Apply for the closed console platform
- Get the platform support add-on
- Test on platform hardware and optimize
- Implement platform-specific features
- Build to the platform’s package format
- Go through the platform’s testing process
- Create art assets for the platform’s store
Learn about successful Nintendo Switch games that were created with Unity.
Creating the undersea world of Subnautica
How does an indie studio bring a successful franchise to a new platform without compromising gameplay or tying up engineers for months? Unknown Worlds achieved this by partnering with the Accelerate Solutions team to bring Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero to Nintendo Switch.
Publishing DARQ on multiple platforms
Wlad Marhulets, creator of the award-winning game DARQ, is a multitalented solo developer who brought his first title to most major platforms. Learn about his experience publishing on multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation® 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo Switch game development resources
Develop console games with Unity
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Tips on bringing your game to Nintendo Switch
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Frequently asked questions
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Before gaining access to the development kits, you need to apply for developer status and get approval from Nintendo. Register to become a Nintendo developer.
You’ll need an active Unity Pro subscription (or a Preferred Platform license key provided by the respective platform holder) to access these specific build modules via developer platform forums.
Yes, you can build and deploy to closed platforms such as Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation, Google Stadia, and Microsoft Xbox with an active Unity Pro subscription (or with a Preferred Platform license key provided by the respective platform holder).
You will also require approval from each platform holder to develop for their platforms. Check out Nintendo’s registration page for more information.
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