During the Nintendo Direct it was revealed that Bethesda’s DOOM and the upcoming Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will both launch on the Nintendo Switch. DOOM (oftentimes considered the proper DOOM 4) will launch this holiday season for Nintendo’s hybrid console device.
The news definitely took a lot of people by storm, because the last time DOOM was on a Nintendo home system was with DOOM 64. Nevertheless, the 2016 outing of the first-person shooter received a lot of positive praise and feedback from the gaming community for being a real game with quality gunplay, great graphics, and a storyline that was properly befitting the Doom Guy (also known as the Doom Slayer).
There wasn’t a properly in-depth trailer for the game, but we did get a glimpse tanks to a quick teaser that you can check out below, courtesy of Game Xplain.
Bethesda and MachineGames’ Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will also arrive on the Switch, but it won’t be launching with the Xbox One, PS4 and PC versions. Instead, Bethesda will have a scattered release for the game, pushing it into early 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. This is likely to avoid the over-saturated holiday season, which plays host to tons of big-name games all releasing within a very short time span.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus has been surrounded in some sociopolitical controversy as of late, with some people feeling as if it’s being positioned as Leftist propaganda, mostly due to the forced diversity of the cast of characters and the perceived emasculation of B.J. Blazkowicz. If the game lives up to being the sort of agenda-pushing, Social Justice Warrior-shooter that some of the trailers have portrayed, it’s likely not going to do so well on the Nintendo Switch.
Anyway, it looks as if Bethesda is at least aiming to put more than just Skyrim and their low-class leftovers on the Switch.