Are you ready to join the league, Switchers?!
The coolest thing to ever happen for the Nintendo Switch is Blizzard Entertainment bringing their popular FPS title Overwatch to the Castle of Mario. Nintendo made the reveal on the Direct after a week of rumors, a couple leaks and a report from Kotaku. The colorful team-based shooter look like a good fit for the Switch. How well the game runs of the system is still unknown, but if it can handle demanding Witcher 3 then playing Overwatch on the go should be a cinch. Assuming you have reliable data connection, that is.
The Overwatch Legendary Edition comes fully loaded with over three years worth of content updates and gameplay enhancements. Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack said in a statement, “Overwatch brings players together to cooperate and compete in a bright and optimistic vision of the future, and we are looking forward to welcoming Nintendo Switch gamers into the fun.” The game has a plethora of stuff to offer including 15 bonus skins: five legendary oufits, five epic looks and five origin skins. Per-ordering game nets you three months of Nintendo Switch Online and you can receive a Golden Loot Box which includes one legendary item as a bonus if you log in by December 31st.
However, if you’re thinking about crossplay, Blizzard is considering the idea and will work hard to try and make it happen. So unfortunately, any content and battle records you have on PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of Overwatch cannot be married up with the Nintendo Switch for the moment. In a statement given to Engadget, Blizzard said, “We’ve seen how compelling cross-system play can be for our community, and we’re excited about the potential. There’s still a lot of work to do both on our side and the platforms’ side to determine whether this is something that makes sense for Overwatch, and we are keeping an eye on how cross-play systems and technology develop.”
Get ready to loot those chests when Overwatch launches for the Nintendo Switch on October 15.