Bethesda, which will be releasing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the Nintendo Switch on Nov. 17, will also be bringing the 2016 Doom reboot and the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the hybrid console.
Nintendo announced the addition of the two Bethesda shooters to the Nintendo Switch games lineup through its most recent Nintendo Direct online event.
'Doom,' 'Wolfenstein II' On Nintendo Switch
The announcement of Doom and Wolfenstein II for the Nintendo Switch expands the experiences that will be available on the hybrid console.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey are the latest additions to historic franchises and are fun games that the entirely family can play. However, sometimes players just want to blast through hell's creatures or wipe out Nazi forces. This will now be possible with Doom and Wolfenstein II for the Nintendo Switch.
The brutally violent shooters are certainly on the opposite end of the spectrum compared to titles such as Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so it is surprising for the games to earn a spot on Nintendo's livestream. However, this means that third-party developers and publishers such as Bethesda are increasing their focus on the Nintendo Switch, with Rockstar Games also recently announcing an L.A. Noire re-release for the hybrid console.
Bethesda Working On The Nintendo Switch
With three of its games coming soon to the Nintendo Switch, Bethesda has shown its support for the hybrid console. Doom and Wolfenstein II have high-end graphics, and their pending arrival show that the Nintendo Switch is also capable of supporting games that require more power.
VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi was able to try out Doom on the Nintendo Switch, and he said that it ran fine without any glitches. The game can be played on the touchscreen or through the hybrid console's controller.
Doom, which was rebooted in 2016 on the PlayStation, Xbox One, and PC, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch in this year's holiday season. Wolfenstein II, meanwhile, will launch in other platforms on Oct. 27, so it will not be released on the Nintendo Switch until next year.
Nintendo Switch Supply Shortage
Gamers who are now looking forward even more to buying the Nintendo Switch for the holidays with the announcement of Doom might have to think of a plan B, as there will likely be not enough Nintendo Switch units for sale in the season.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime all but confirmed that the Nintendo Switch supply shortage for the holiday season will indeed happen, as he claimed that there are multiple choke points in the hybrid console's supply chain.