1) Dokapon Kingdom
2) Any spin-off Pokemon title (Mystery Dungeon, Rumble, Conquest???)
3) Etrian Odyssey
4) SteamWorld Heist (SteamWorld Quest?)This one is certainly a stretch, as developer Image and Form finished work on SteamWorld Heist a long time ago, though there have been repeated hints dropped by the developers themselves about a potential SteamWorld Role-playing game in the future. Either way, it's hard to argue the quality and addictive nature of the SteamWorld games, and Heist's ranged strategy gameplay would make for some quality shootouts. Larger ships with more aggressive enemy formations to accommodate more players would be a prerequisite, and of course, plenty of new hats to steal and wear.
5) Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
6) Paper MarioWith Mario Party and Tennis being hailed as returns-to-form for their respective series, it seems now is as good a time as any for Paper Mario to reclaim his birthright. For a series that, in its pure-RPG heyday, focused on timed action commands with two character parties, this game seems prime for a co-op feature, especially since players would have to actively block and execute attacks in the surprisingly active attack phases of this turn-based title. While some might argue that the Bros. Attacks and overworld exploration of Mario and Luigi would work better, the impressive sprite work of that series still pales in comparison with Paper Mario's recent iterations, which have featured some whimsical and crafty environments.
7) Crimson Shroud
Not all of these choices are realistic in any way, but it is important to note that, while praying for a sequel or expanded iteration is often nothing more than wishful thinking, many of the ideas featured here can already be found on the Switch. Knights of Pen and Paper or Joe Dever's Lone Wolf may satisfy your tabletop gaming itch. Bit Dungeon + already has co-op mystery dungeon action, albeit with a more roguelike flair. The Lost Child and the soon to be released Labyrinth of Refrain are looking to to occupy the first-person dungeon crawler space. While co-op can be a risky feature to base your entire game around (seeing as it requires another willing sacrifice human being), it can also produce some legitimate hits, such as the aforementioned Pokemon Rumble for Wii and the more recent Snipperclips.
The barrier of entry for these types of games is now also much lower thanks to the relative ease of obtaining the proper peripherals for play. While co-operative Role-playing games are often a novelty, Pokemon's future success could determine whether we see more co-op features down the line. As a fan of the genre and someone who loves getting together and playing games with friends, this idea appeals to me greatly.
Do you have any co-op concepts you could see working on Switch? Feel free to leave a comment below! Who knows, maybe your idea might catch the interest of some aspiring independent developer.
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July 3, 2018 10:04:56 AM
|I'm over here just hoping and praying that Nintendo realizes they can put a Four Swords game out on the Switch. I'd take an HD remaster of Four Swords Adventures or maybe (maybe) something like Triforce Heroes. Getting something entirely new would be ideal, though.
July 3, 2018 09:31:30 AM
|Ooo, Crimson Shroud was amazing. I really enjoyed that little game and would love a sequel in any form. I could see just about dice game would be fun to co op with. A full on D&D game with an automated dungeon master would be great.
I think that the active combat in the Tales games could lend themselves to decent co-op play. Comboing different arts could be a powerful tool.
For existing franchises I would love to see either Divinity: Original Sin on the Switch. They come with co op baked in and are just great games.
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