Doom Eternal to raise hell on the Switch next week, check out the latest gameplay trailer here
The wait is almost over. Doom Eternal will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on December 8, Nintendo and Bethesda Softworks announced earlier today.
The Switch version of the game, which will be available as a digital-only release, is developed in partnership with Austin, Texas-based studio Panic Button, who previously worked on porting DOOM (2016), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood to Nintendo’s hybrid console. Bethesda notes it will feature support for motion-controlled aiming using the Joy-Con, which can be used alongside traditional aiming using the controller’s analog stick “for the perfect blend of immersion and accuracy.”
To celebrate today’s announcement, Bethesda Softworks released a (surprisingly gore-free) trailer offering a glimpse of Doom Eternal in action. And judging from the look of things, it seems Panic Button has managed to bring the game to the Switch mostly intact. Then again, the studio seemingly worked some black magic to get id’s previously released shooters to the hardware, so maybe we never should have doubted them in the first place.
What are you waiting for? Rip and tear into the trailer below:
You might want to get your SD card in order before the game launches. According to Bethesda, Doom Eternal takes up a whopping 18.8 gigs of storage space. Consider yourselves warned.
So, what do you think of the look of Doom Eternal on the Switch? Do you plan on picking the game up when it blasts its way onto the eShop next week? As always, we love to hear what you think. Sound off in the comments section below and let us know.