Developing for Nintendo Switch™

Create, launch, and operate your game with the leading game development platform for Switch.

The engine of choice for Switch development

Bring your game to Switch with Unity
Bring your game to Switch with Unity

Unity’s multiplatform development features include high-quality profiling tools that enable you to deliver games that run at top performance on Switch hardware.

Universal Render Pipeline (URP)
Tap a powerful solution set

Advanced technologies like the Universal Render Pipeline (URP) provide you with first-in-class features and tools to take your game to the next level.

Player Engagement
Enhance player engagement on Switch

Boost player engagement and retention rates while creating immersive multiplayer experiences by leveraging an easy-to-implement, feature-rich voice and text chat service.

Access Unity expert consulting
Access Unity expert consulting

No one knows Unity better than our professional services team. Leverage porting and optimization expertise from Unity software engineers to ensure that you’ll ship the best Switch game possible. 

Success stories
Subnautica: Below Zero

Creating the undersea world of Subnautica

How does an indie studio port a highly successful franchise to a completely new platform without compromising gameplay or tying up their top engineers for months? Unknown Worlds achieved this by partnering with the Unity Accelerate Solutions team to bring Subnautica and Subnautica: Below Zero to Switch.

Read the case study

Publishing your game to multiple platforms

Wlad Marhulets, creator of the award-winning horror action-adventure puzzle game DARQ, is a multitalented solo developer who brought his first title to most major platforms. Discover what Marhulets has to say about his experience of scaling for multiple platforms, including PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.

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Unity Indie Hub

Discover more success stories

Looking for more guides, resources, and updates from Unity? This new hub gathers great content to help indie developers.

Check out the Indie Hub

Ready to get started?

From workflow and integration to training and support, Unity Pro offers the help you need to bring your game to Nintendo Switch successfully.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Unity Pro license cost?

Unity Pro costs $150/month or $1,800/year, and this includes one seat. Please see our store for all product and purchasing information.

Where can I read the release notes for Unity?

You can access the release notes for Unity here.

How do I access the development kits for Nintendo Switch?

Before gaining access to the development kits, you have to apply for developer status and require approval from Nintendo in order to develop for their platforms. Register here to become a Nintendo Developer.

How do I start creating for Nintendo Switch?

An active Unity Pro subscription (or a Preferred Platform license key provided by the respective platform holder) is required for access to these specific build modules via developer platform forums. Register here to become a Nintendo Developer.

Can I build and deploy to closed platforms (like Nintendo, PlayStation, or Xbox) with Unity Pro?

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 in order to develop for their platforms. Check out Nintendo’s registration page for more information.

I am looking to port my game to Nintendo Switch, but am not sure how to get started.

Feel free to reach out to us to discuss how Accelerate Solutions can help your project.

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