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Wolfenstein II’s Nintendo Switch version gets a release date

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After having grabbed rave reviews for its PS4, Xbox One and PC versions, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be seen hitting the Nintendo Switch on June 29, Bethesda has announced. The acclaimed first-person shooter will be tailored for the console’s Joy Con controllers.

The game will mostly play similar to the Switch version of Doom, as it’s being developed by the same studio that had ported the said title to the Nintendo console. It has been revealed that the new studio is building this version in close coordination with MachineGames, the original developer of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

You can spot its gameplay trailer in the space below, which clearly showcases how it will adapt to the unique controls of the Switch. But there are indeed some concerns regarding the technical difficulties that it will face on the platform.

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The Switch’s underpowered nature had resulted in Doom running in 720p resolution at framerates that would often stoop below 30fps. Wolfenstein II has been made using the same engine as Doom – id Tech 6 – which is what has fans concerned about its ultimate fate.

The game was originally released for the PS4, the Xbox One and PC back in October last year. Played from the first-person perspective, it allows you to dual wield your weapons, and even features a cover system which is something quite uncommon in first-person shooters.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus revolves around an alternate history plot set in 1961, in which the Nazis have won the Second World War. The protagonist is a war veteran named William ‘B.J.’ Blazkowicz who is fighting against the Nazis in America.

Like we said, June 29 is the date on which Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch.