If you haven’t played Bethesda and MachineGames’ latest Nazi-killing iteration, then now’s the time to do it if you own the Switch. It’s no secret that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was in development for Nintendo Switch, but Bethesda announced a release date in a recent news update. It looks to be completely uncensored with all the characters, story and fascist-destruction unchained.
From Bethesda’s news update:
“Sharpen your Nazi-killin’ hatchets, Nintendo fans – we’re excited to announce that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches on Nintendo Switch on Friday, June 29. In The New Colossus, renowned Nazi killer and resistance fighter BJ Blazkowicz travels to Nazi-occupied America to help liberate the land of the free.
…Xbox, PS4 and PC kin, combined with the Switch’s unique on-the-go functionality and motion control capabilities. Check out our first official gameplay trailer featuring footage of Wolfenstein II running on Nintendo Switch.”
In a recent interview, Bethesda’s Pete Hines discussed releasing Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch. He mentioned since there’s an audience on that platform for narrative-driven first-person shooters, they will release their titles as long as there’s no compromises or cutting of content. You have to respect that. In addition, Hines mentioned ‘Panic Button’ is the company porting Wolfenstein II, who was the same company behind porting Doom to the Switch. This at least gives some confidence to buyers as Bethesda is releasing Wolfenstein II for full MRSP at $59.99 on June 29th.
Hines also teased some information for Bethesda’s E3 showcase coming up. He mentioned a “healthy number of new games and new projects” that will be revealed, and that they’ve been working on their E3 platform and presentation since last September. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was absolutely fantastic, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what they’re going to talk about at E3. I highly doubt any Elder Scrolls VI announcement will be made, but seeing as they’re one of the top publishers on Metacritic, one would think almost everything they touch turns to gold.
What about you geeks? Are you looking forward to playing Wolfenstein II on the Switch? Sound off in the comments!