14 September 2017 - 18:54

Bethesda announce Doom and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch

This follows news of a Syrim edition for the Nintendo Switch.
Image via Nintendo Direct

Bethesda is bringing Doom and Wolfenstein 2 to the console, the company announced during Nintendo Direct yesterday. 

Doom will come to the console before the end of 2017 and will include all current multiplayer DLC in a day-one update, while Wolfenstein has a somewhat "open" release date of 2018. The company previously committed to a portable console with the Skyrim: Switch Edition.

It’s good to know that AAA titles are getting released on the console, but it does feel that the Switch is something of an afterthought. There are good reasons for this though.

Developers are right to be slightly coy about producing games for Nintendo’s new console after the somewhat-failure of the WiiU, a console that had a lot of first-party names linked to it during its first year.

As sales of the WiiU started to decline, developers abandoned the console to focus on creating truly AAA games for the PS4 and Xbox One. Fast forward to 2017 and the Nintendo Switch has been a sales sensation, a fact that has reignited interest in Nintendo and it’s portable beast. Although AAA games and developers are in catch-up mode now, in a year’s time, we will see games like Doom and Wolfenstein announced on Switch for the same release date as the console heavyweights.

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