Friday, 22 September, 2017

Doom and Wolfenstein II Games are Coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Direct news roundup Two unexpected shooters are coming to Nintendo Switch
Stacy Diaz | 15 September, 2017, 00:25

Thanks To publisher Bethesda. No, the surprise was that Nintendo was so confident in the Switch's graphical capabilities that it greenlit the port; this isn't a knock on the console, though, just an objective fact that the Nintendo Switch isn't as powerful as the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, and DOOM is extremely graphics intensive.

Doom originally launched on PS4 and Xbox One in 2016 and perhaps was a bit unlucky to have launched in that year as it had to compete with some other unbelievable shooters such as Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 amongst others.

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Now we know that Doom for Switch will arrive holiday 2017, probably after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Yet the game stood on its own two feet and was praised by fans and critics alike for its all guns blazing gameplay, and its unbelievable soundtrack.

With Bethesda jumping on board the Switch hype train and releasing two of their biggest titles, it gives a lot of hope for the future that other Triple A developers will make the move to Switch in a big way. In addition, the physical version of the game will only include to single-player campaign due to size limitations and the multiplayer mode will need to be downloaded. The first-person shooter was developed by id Software and ran on the proprietary id Tech 6 game engine. Wolfenstein II, meanwhile, will debut on those three systems on October 27. However, being able to play big releases while on the move is appealing to many gamers, and as a result it seems likely that DOOM and Wolfenstein II would find a sizeable audience among those who want to game while on the go.

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