Nintendo of America has announced the official release date for Doom on Nintendo Switch, and it’s coming sooner than we thought. Developer id Software’s demon-blasting shooter will be launching for the Switch on November 10th, Nintendo announced on Twitter today.
Doom was revealed to be coming to the Switch just last month, along with another id Software IP Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Both games were revealed in a jam-packed Nintendo Direct, but no further details were given at the time.
Thankfully, publisher Bethesda shared more information on Doom‘s Switch version a few weeks ago, filling us in on visual quality and other performance details. The game will run at a solid 720p and 30fps in both docked and handheld mode for a smooth gameplay experience.
Those who have played last year’s Doom on PS4, Xbox One, or PC might be concerned about the game’s enormous file size. Rest assured the single-player campaign will fit snugly on the Switch’s 16 GB cartridge, but the online multiplayer mode will have to be downloaded separately in a 9 GB file — free of charge from the Switch eShop, of course.
Unlike Bethesda’s Skyrim, which is releasing on the Switch on November 17th, Doom will not utilize the Joy-Con or Pro Controller’s motion control abilities. But that’s just fine with us. The first-person shooter packs in enough challenges with its relentless speed of play and lack of automatic health regeneration as it is.
Bethesda is remaining the publisher of Doom‘s Switch version, but the port is actually being developed by Panic Button, not id Software. Panic Button is also working on the Switch version of vehicular sports game Rocket League, and both ports are looking spectacular.
Doom is slated to hit shelves on November 10th for Nintendo Switch.