Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to the Nintendo Switch
We already knew that Bethesda is supporting the Nintendo Switch with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, launching in November. And now it is also launching Doom (the new reboot) and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are also going to debut on Nintendo’s newest video game console.
Nintendo announced the new games as part of its Nintendo Direct online event today. It means that Bethesda, one of the world’s biggest video game publishers, is increasing its support for Nintendo’s popular Switch, said Pete Hines, vice president of PR and marketing at Bethesda, in an interview with GamesBeat.
I played the beginning of Doom at a preview event, and it ran fine. I saw no glitches, and you could use either the touchscreen or a game controller. Naturally, I preferred the game controller, as that was the most familiar for me.
Doom and Wolfenstein are coming in 2018. Those titles have high-end graphics, and they show that the Switch is going to be capable of running games that have very demanding technological requirements. Hines said that Bethesda is willing to experiment with reaching new audiences on new devices, and that explains why the Switch is an attractive target.
Doom debuted in 2016 on Windows, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. That was typical of first-person shooters, as most tend to bypass Nintendo’s consoles. But the Switch has sold very well, and so Nintendo is getting more support than in the past. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus debuts this fall on the other platforms, and so it will be late on the Switch. But as far as Nintendo is concerned, better late than never.