Overwatch For Nintendo Switch Officially Announced (VIDEO)
Over the past few days, rumors of a Nintendo Switch debut for character-based online shooter Overwatch have circled the web, all-but-confirming the port through an apparent merchandise leak. Following the reveal of an all-new Nintendo Direct, the special event presented the perfect moment for Overwatch to finally be announced for the hybrid console–an expectation that turned out to be wholly correct.
Revealed in a new trailer, Overwatch was officially confirmed during the Direct presentation, the footage capped off with a release date set for October 15th. The video itself depicts a pretty spectacular showcase of gameplay, it looking to retain a similar look and feel to the game’s fellow console ports. Check out the announcement trailer and official description below via Nintendo.
Join the fight for the future in the world of Overwatch and choose your hero from a diverse cast of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities. Bend time, defy physics, and unleash a dizzying array of extraordinary powers and weapons. Engage your enemies in iconic locations from around the globe in the ultimate team-based shooter.”
The big reveal comes after extended speculation that Blizzard’s shooter may hit the Nintendo platform, with devs themselves dropping hints of a possible Switch port over the past few years. Though optimistic about the possibility, Blizzard notably spoke about the challenge and questionable feasibility of porting Overwatch to Switch, making the game’s Nintendo Direct announcement that much more exciting. Overwatch is just the latest game to join the Switch family after Diablo III made it’s demonic debut just last year.
Overwatch: Legendary Edition is set to release for Nintendo Switch on October 15th. The game is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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