We finally have a release date for the Switch version of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. On Friday June 29th you'll be able to shoot, stab and strangle Nazis from the comfort of just about anywhere. Our own Nicholas Leon enjoyed the game on PS4 last October (GN score: 8.8) but I've heard mixed things from some other friends. Supposedly the story is a bit too hamfisted and the controls are not really optimized for a controller; I've heard some sequences are gamepad-through-flatscreen frustrating on a console but are comparatively a breeze with a keyboard and mouse. I experienced something similar with Doom on Switch--I was a demon-murdering machine on PC but the same experience felt a bit stiff with Joy-Cons or Pro Controller.
I guess I'll see come June 29th. For now, here's a quick trailer. It looks like developer Panic Button have worked the same black magic they did with Doom to get Wolfenstein II looking pretty on the modest Switch hardware.
We are pleased to announce Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus launches Friday, June 29 on Nintendo Switch. Spearheaded by veteran studio Panic Button with guidance from MachineGames, experience the complete, uncensored, award-winning story and signature gameplay whenever and wherever you want.
As BJ Blazkowicz, experience an unforgettable action-packed story brought to life by extraordinary characters. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army. Wage the second American Revolution your way – at home or on the go. And, for the perfect blend of immersion and accuracy, utilize Nintendo Switch’s unique motion controls to stop the Nazi threat.
Winner of multiple awards, including Video Game Awards’ ‘Best Action Game of 2017’, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is rated M for mature by the ESRB and is priced at $59.99 for Nintendo Switch. For more information on Wolfenstein II, visithttps://wolfenstein.bethesda.net/.