Overwatch Coming To Nintendo Switch On October 15

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2016-05-24
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Blizzard just confirmed the official release date of Overwatch on Nintendo Switch. Nintendo

Oh, yes – Overwatch is finally coming to Nintendo Switch. It is no longer a rumor, and you will not have to wait long!

Blizzard just announced that its hit first-person online shooter will be coming to the home-handheld hybrid come October 15. Even more so, the version will arrive with motion controls specifically designed for controlling Wrecking Ball’s Ball, Junkrat’s Tire, and Widowmaker’s scope.

Even before the official announcement, Overwatch has already been believed to be ported to the Switch. A previous retail leak, in particular, surfaced online and seemed to have confirmed the game’s arrival. According to that leak, however, the release date was on October 18.

The leak suggested that a Switch version of Blizzard’s title was already in development. Also, just last month, Amazon accidentally spilled the beans on an official Overwatch-themed Switch case. This only added fuel to the fire, with fans already getting excited about the version.

Well, fortunately for them, the long wait is finally over. Overwatch is really coming to Nintendo Switch. And while this is a huge leap for Blizzard and the entire Overwatch community, it would be more interesting if the studio can develop a cross-play feature for all platforms.

According to the studio, the Switch version of the game will introduce gyro controls. They are basically meant to “let players tilt their console to line up the perfect shot as McCree, pilot D.Va through the air, or quickly turn to deflect incoming projectiles as Genji.”

The idea of bringing Overwatch to Nintendo Switch is not actually a new one. In an AMA (Ask Me Anything) two years ago, the game’s very own lead designer, Jeff Kaplan, discussed the possibility of bringing the title to the hybrid console. “I’m loving the Switch!” Kaplan said in the AMA. “My second favorite gaming platform of all time is the 3DS. Getting OW on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”

Overwatch came into existence in May of 2016 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Since the release, the developers have been regularly updating it with events, patches, and new heroes.

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