Nintendo’s latest Direct presentation brought with it a number of nice surprises and updates on some of the most anticipated titles arriving for the console in the near future. While a large portion of the showcase was dedicated to highlighting its own software, one of the more surprising announcements came from none other than Bethesda. This tidbit in particular confirmed that two of the publisher’s beloved first-person shooters, DOOM and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch in due time.
Bethesda will be releasing its first game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, for Switch on November 17, but the other two won’t be all that far behind. According to the company, DOOM will be the next title arriving on Nintendo’s home/handheld hybrid at some point this 2017 holiday season. Meanwhile, Wolfenstein 2 will arrive on Switch in the much broader window of 2018, and many gamers will be quick to point out that this means that it will arrive months after the game appears on other consoles this October 27.
A pattern of sorts seems to be forming for those anticipating a simultaneous release of games on the newer Nintendo hardware. Even then, it’s likely that this trend won’t remain steadfast as sales of the Switch continue to build and prominent third-party studios (like Bethesda) jump onboard to support the platform in a major way.
Bethesda claims that more details on all three of its forthcoming games for Switch will be arriving in the ensuing weeks and months. Given the Zelda amiibo support featured within Skyrim, it’s possible that the publisher’s other titles will follow suit with some unlockable content of their own. Items like a Samus Aran Power Suit in DOOM immediately come to mind if additional amiibo content is on the table, but Nintendo will likely tread cautiously with many of the firm’s other properties.
DOOM is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch in Holiday 2017. Meanwhile, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will release for Nintendo Switch in 2018.