It seemed fans were taken a little by surprise when they found out Bethesda’s plans for the Nintendo Switch games list.
Instead of finding out that they had no plans for their biggest titles, it was revealed that Wolfenstein II, Doom and Skyrim were all being ported over.
And now more details have been revealed, regarding the ambitious launch of a portable Wolfenstein game in 2018.
It’s now been confirmed by Machine Games’ Senior Game Designer Andreas Öjerfors that Panic Button will be working on the new Nintendo Switch port.
The new announcement will come as great news for fans, following the success of the recent Doom port, also handled by Panic.
Speaking to Gamesreactor, Ojerors revealed: “That’s a collaboration with a different studio that we’re working together with.
“they’re experts at the Switch and now they’re experts with the [id Tech 6] engine so we work with them, and the Doom version turned out to be really kick-ass on the Switch so I think Wolfenstein will be the same.”
Panic Button are building a good reputation when it comes to porting games to the Switch, with both Doom and Rocket League setting the bar high for future projects.
These new announcements have proved big news for fans who have seen a lot of the top titles of 2017 past the Switch by.
The likes of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty WW2 aren’t coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it’s mostly thought that it’s the console’s hardware holding them back.
It will be interesting to see how Wolfenstein shapes up on the Switch and how well it performs in handheld mode.
It seems likely that a title on its scale would likely produce a lot of battery drain, as well as have to drop the resolution and fps standards.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus does not have a release date set for the Switch, past the 2018 launch window already provided by Bethesda.
There are also a number of other high profile ports that will be at the top of fan wishlists for 2018.
Games such as GTA 5 would surely become high-selling titles, especially with the older demographic currently buying Switch consoles.
No news on a possible Rockstar port has been confirmed, although fans will have taken note of the recent launch LA Noire for the hybrid gaming device.