The Nintendo Switch is looking to show it can complete with Sony and Microsoft when it comes to major third-party releases; and during their latest Nintendo Direct, the company proved just that. Bethesda has announced that DOOM will be coming to the Nintendo Switch during the 2017 holiday season, and that they will be bringing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Nintendo’s hybrid console sometime in 2018.
Bethesda committed to the Nintendo Switch earlier this year when the company announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for release on Nintendo’s platform. The release of Skyrim marked the first Bethesda developed game to release on Nintendo hardware in more than two decades. Now it seems that Bethesda sees great things ahead for their games on the Nintendo Switch as they have announced two new games for release.
DOOM was originally released in 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC; and was met with high critical acclaim for its fast-paced gunplay. Bethesda will be bringing Doom to the Nintendo Switch this holiday season – no release date was given, and will mark the first time a Doom title has released on a Nintendo home console since Doom 64 in 1997. A GBA version of Doom was released in 2001.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on Oct. 27; meanwhile the Switch version will be released sometime in 2018. Bethesda hasn’t commented on an exact release window for the Switch release, but it is encouraging to see the company willing to bring one of their major FPS franchises to Nintendo’s hardware. No Wolfenstein game has ever released on a Nintendo home console; however, Wolfenstein 3D did release for the GBA.
The release of DOOM and Wolfenstein II are historic releases for the Nintendo Switch and should be considered a promising sign of things to come.
Switch owners will get their first taste of what Bethesda has to offer in terms of game quality on Nov. 17 when The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim releases on the Nintendo Switch.