The Nintendo Switch has an incredibly impressive game library compared to its predecessor, the Wii U. After the announcement of The Witcher 3 coming to Switch, pretty much anything seems possible. After a very eventful Nintendo Direct earlier today, that certainly seems to be the case, as two more Assassin's Creed games are officially headed to the hybrid console in the all-new Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection.
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will package both Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, along with all DLC, including Freedom Cry - the massive standalone expansion for Black Flag. Rumors began circulating yesterday about an Assassin's Creed collection coming to Switch, though many people dismissed them as false or outside the realm of ability. It's now clear that those people were mistaken.
Most Switch ports get a few new features, Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection is no different. Both games will be getting some form of touchscreen support, an optimized HUD and, of course, motion controls for aiming. Motion controls have had mixed results on Switch games so far, but at least players will have the newfound option of tilting their weapons at their targets. At the very least, it'll make Edward Kenway seem just a bit more like a drunken pirate, or at least as someone who hasn't readjusted to the land quite yet.
Of course, that wasn't the only big announcement that Nintendo had today. The company also revealed that Overwatch will be coming to Switch, following other leaks and rumors that the hero shooter was making its way to the platform. Some had initially speculated that an Overwatch character would be added to Smash Bros. Ultimate, though it now appears that isn't the case. That being said, this is far better than an additional character simply being added to Smash.
Nintendo's last few port announcements have been pretty stellar, with the company obviously taking third-party support much more seriously this time around. It's great that these games are able to find new life on the system and offering players a chance to give them another shot. Of course, there is still the possibility that the games will run poorly due to the Switch's lack of power, but that remains to be seen. Here's hoping that the company has more exciting announcements for the future.
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection will release December 6th, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch.