In recent months, Friday Night Funkin has swept the Internet, and I’ve fallen prey to its allure as well. More than $200,000 was raised for the game’s Kickstarter because of all the interest. Despite the campaign’s success, little is known about a Friday Night Funkin Switch. All the information we have so far about a possible Switch edition of the popular quirky game!
Friday Night Funkin was pitched to Nintendo to make it available on Nintendo Switch eShop. However, things didn’t go as planned and unfortunately FnF didn’t get the approval. Here’s everything you need to know.
Friday Night Funkin
Friday Night Funkin is a rhythm game developed by ninja_muffin99. It revolves around the story of a boyfriend trying to impress his girlfriend but isn’t able to do so as he faces hurdles on his path. He has to defeat his opponents in a battle of music by hitting the correct notes at the correct time to impress his girlfriend. The game is available on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Witnessing its growing popularity among the community, the devs wanted to make this game available on the Nintendo Switch eShop as well for players who like gaming on the go. But unfortunately, their request was rejected by Nintendo.
What We Know
A Switch version of the game was discovered months ago by a Reddit member digging through the game’s files. That doesn’t bode well for an imminent Switch release. The game’s designer, Ninjamuffin99, revealed that a fellow Switch Partner did some backend work on this. To summarise, they now have access to Nintendo’s resources, allowing the development team to experiment with making the game playable.
They did submit FNF to the Nintendo Switch eShop, however, it was obvious that they were parodying Internet comedy from around 2007 in their submission. Although Ninjamuffin has indicated an interest in the Switch version, they believe that having more dev tools early on would allow them to develop the whole game in a way that would operate on all platforms when it was released. In other words, a possible port would take longer to complete because the game could have long-standing coding issues that would need to be addressed.
— ninja_muffin99 🆖 (@ninja_muffin99) February 23, 2021
However, the exact reason for the rejection was not listed but we think that since Friday Night Funkin is not a fully released title, Nintendo didn’t want to take the chance of allowing a game that is under construction to be available on their Switch eShop.
Will Friday Night Funking ever be available on Nintendo Switch eShop?
Of course, it will be. The game wasn’t 100% ready before pitching to avoid the error codes due to the new OS support. So, if they construct the Switch version alongside, the code rectification is greatly minimized. But now, they might be finishing the game first and then appealing to Nintendo for their approval.
So, despite the fact that the evidence suggests that Friday Night Funkin on Switch has little chance, I believe it is unwise to give up hope. Even if it’s a small connection, the dev team is certainly interested in porting the game in the future. It’s also been a good platform for indie
developers, with a wide selection of shovelware and unexpected treasures. Undertale and Doki Doki Literature Club, two well-known PC exclusives, are now available on the Nintendo Switch.
If we finish the game 100%, and then have to make the Switch version, there very well could be deep rooted problems in the code that we would have to do big overhaul work on. If we tested and made the Switch version ALONGSIDE, the game would be programmed with that stuff in mind
— ninja_muffin99 🆖 (@ninja_muffin99) February 24, 2021
I can’t argue with you if you want to play the Full Ass Game on Day 1. But there is still a considerable amount of time before the release estimate, so new information on ports may be forthcoming. Even if Friday Night Funkin Switch is expected to be released at some point in the future, be prepared to wait a bit longer.
Friday Night Funkin’ Switch – Is It Real?
Honestly, while we don’t have any concrete evidence quite yet of the game coming to the Nintendo Switch, it does seem likely that we will see a release sometime in the future. If there is a will there is a way, and the developer clearly wants it to become a reality. Only time will tell for certain, but we believe that it’s only a matter of time before the game releases on the Nintendo Switch eShop.