Reflect on the Nintendo DS generation and you might remember the system exclusive Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. The action-RPG by CyberConnect2 was well-received across all regions but only sold around 100,000 copies worldwide.
Is there a chance of the game ever getting a remake, though? CyberConnect2 boss Hiroshi Matsuyama was recently asked about this at a Q&A not long ago and said he was open to the idea. The main issue would be working out how to operate the game on a newer system that may not necessarily support the touch panel design of Solatorobo. Here's the transcript, courtesy of Nintendo Everything:
Of course, the possibility is there. As you know, Solaroboto was a game exclusively released on Nintendo DS. You all remember, right? Nintendo DS had two screens. The top screen was the play screen and the bottom one a touch panel.
On the operational side of things, it will be quite hard to port the game without a hardware that supports this system. It is possible to rebuild the touch panel system of Solatorobo, and integrate the bottom screen into a single screen, but would call for a complete remake. I feel that this would bring its own set of difficulties.
Matsuyama went onto state how "a lot" at CyberConnect2 would like to re-release the company's games made during the DS and 3DS generation, but at the same time would be more likely to "start over from scratch" in the case of Solatorobo.
I personally think that, not only for our title Solatorobo, but also for a lot of other games that were made for the Nintendo DS and 3DS, a lot of us would like to re-release, whether just a downloadable version, an HD remastered version of these games, so that our current customers could play with our past properties, but at this time, I don’t think the industry is aiming for that goal yet. If we were to remake Solatorobo, we would start over from scratch.
To find out more about this game, read our Nintendo Life review from 2011.
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