Co-Op Shooter ‘Warframe’ Is Getting A Nintendo Switch Port


The Nintendo Switch will get another free-to-play title as Digital Extremes has confirmed that Warframe is on its way to the hybrid console.

A Growing Number Of Projects

The game system appears to be the platform of choice for several publishers that want to expand its user base. Last month, Nintendo fans got a welcome surprise when Epic Games released Fortnite for the Switch. Moreover, cross-play was enabled for most devices with the exception of Sony's PlayStation 4, which remains to be the only one to refuse to open its networks.

The official announcement was made at TennoCon 2018 wherein the developers revealed another detail about the portable version of the space ninja shooter. Panic Button, the same studio responsible for bringing Rocket League, Doom, and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the console, will handle the port. The quality of the previously mentioned titles should give fans an idea of what is in store.

Giving Fans What They Want

It is easy for gamers to presume that Fortnite is a perfect example of a free-to-play title that relies on microtransactions to earn money. However, Warframe delivers even more than what is expected from a game where most of the content can be accessed without paying a single cent. Pundits who spent time with the shooter were often times blown away by the gameplay and overall quality.

Now that the game is slated to come out for Nintendo Switch, owners can expect to experience everything the title has to offer. Currently, there are over 30 one-of-a-kind Warframes that come with its own skills and abilities.

Players can craft weapons and customize each one with the mod system. They are thrown into an immersive story that features fast-paced action with regularly updated content.

Not Stopping Anytime Soon

Digital Extremes did not specify the exact release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Warframe but sources presume it might be soon. Additionally, there is no word if the portable version will allow existing players on the PC and PS4 to carry over their progress.

Analysts claim that the shooter could possibly attract gamers who wanted to play Destiny 2 on the portable game system. In fact, they are confident that its availability on the Switch as another free-to-play option will add even more users to its growing community.

Along with the port, Digital Extremes likewise revealed new content that is on its way to the game. TennoCon 2018 attendees got a 20-minute sneak peek at the new open-world zone called Orb Vallis.

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