Bethesda announces Wolfenstein 2 will launch for Switch in June

Back in September 2017, Nintendo announced that both DOOM and Wolfenstein 2 would be released on Switch. DOOM has already come and gone, but the Wolfenstein 2 Switch release date was still a mystery.

Until today that is.

Bethesda has finally lifted the lid on the Wolfenstein 2 Switch release date. Although it’s not as soon as I’d have liked, it’s still coming up soon.

Wolfenstein 2 Switch Release Date

Earlier this month, 25-minutes of direct-feed footage from Wolfenstein 2 on Switch was released. While it obviously couldn’t compare with the more high powered consoles or a PC, the Switch version still looked great and seemed to run really well.

The Switch port has been in development for some time and Bethesda has said it is incredibly happy with the performance of its games on Nintendo’s console. Both in terms of how the games run and how well they sell.

Pete Hines said that Nintendo’s console is as much a priority as others, but that to bring Wolfenstein 2 across, more time was needed.

In the case of Wolfenstein II, we needed the extra time and there was no way we were going to hold the other platforms to wait for Switch.

From my perspective, any time we can bring it out on the Switch at the exact same time as the other platforms for new releases, I don’t know why we wouldn’t.

Killing Nazis on the Go

According to Bethesda’s spiel about Wolfenstein 2, your mission is simply, No More Nazis.

As renowned hero BJ Blazkowicz, you’ll set out to take back America from Nazi reign with your band of freedom fighters — that is if General Engel doesn’t stop you first.

You are the Nazi’s number one enemy, and the only thing standing in their way from a global takeover — no pressure, right?

With an arsenal of powerful weapons to dual-wield, unusual contraptions, and your trusty hatchet, nothing will stop you from liberating America.

Wolfenstein 2 wowed critics and gamers when it was released. In his review, Ryan wrote;

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a brave title that addresses some of the harshest realities of our time through the skewed lens of satire. It doesn’t take long, to realise that as far-fetched as The New Colossus seems, it might be just around the corner.

Switch owners will get their turn to take the Nazis head-on when Wolfenstein 2 launches for Switch on June 29, 2018.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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