Cocos Creator Gets Nintendo Switch Support

Cocos Creator, a popular free 2d/3d game engine mostly known for creating web and mobile titles, has just received support for it’s first console, the Nintendo Switch.

Details from the Cocos Blog:

Cocos Technology, known for its open-source game engine technology, announced today that their latest game engine, Cocos Creator, is officially adding the ability to develop for the Nintendo Switch. This is the first time the company has officially ventured into console gaming with the help of Nintendo, making it an official game engine for Nintendo developers.

“People have known us for having the best open-source engine for game development for mobile devices and the web,” says Cocos Technology CEO Zhe Wang. “But as our development ecosystem has been evolving, so have our company’s goals, and the Nintendo Switch is part of our future. Not only for its ability to have gaming on the go but its appeal to gamers here in China and globally.”

“This is just the beginning of the many things happening with Cocos Creator,” says Cocos Technical Director Huabin Ling. “We have already expanded with support for HarmonyOS, TikTok, and WeChat mini games. Nintendo adds even more places developers can create and share their products across the world. We’re excited to share where Cocos Creator games go next.”

“Cocos Creator For Nintendo Switch” Is available for free in early July to all Nintendo Switch developers in the middleware section of the Nintendo Developers Portal. Developers who are already approved to develop for the Nintendo Switch can access the software from Cocos.

You can learn more about Cocos Creator and the addition of Nintendo Switch development support in the video below. If you wish to learn Cocos Creator, check out our tutorial series available here.

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