Fans craving an exciting game with massive dragons at its lead were severely disappointed in early 2017 when Scalebound was officially canceled. At the time, Microsoft pulled the plug, due to public outcry, without any clear reasons why. However, according to a recent report from Nintendo Insider, it looks like the dragon epic might be coming to Nintendo Switch.
Alex Seedhouse reports, “I have confidence in my sources to report that it is my understanding that Scalebound has been resurrected as a project to be released as a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Given Microsoft’s previous involvement, it remains unclear to me whether development has been completely rebooted from scratch or, at the least, its ambition scaled back – seeing as it’s now destined for the nimble, but less powerful, portable home console”
He continues, “Further to this, I believe that Scalebound is likely to be the ‘game that’s thought to be dead that Nintendo’s reviving’ that Game Informer senior editor Imran Khan had hinted at on Kinda Funny Games last week. Although, there’s the chance that he could have heard about a different project that will be resuscitated.”
From what we know of Scalebound’s story, it revolves around a younger rider named Drew and his dragon, Thuban. Fate brings them together as they must fight the evil forces which plague the land of Draconis. Fans immediately reacted to trailers and gameplay positively, with their large-scale battles and bright, clear graphics.
While Microsoft gave no reason for the sudden cancellation, the Scalebound trademark continues to live on, and it appears as if Nintendo might be snatching it up. The developer, PlatinumGames, has had a successful career with Nintendo in the past with Bayonetta 2 and other titles.
As more information comes to light, Mammoth Gamers will continue to cover Scalebound Switch with this recent development.