THE COMPETITIVE TITLE GOES PORTABLE IN A MONTH
The hints and teasers have finally been confirmed, Blizzard has officially created a version of Overwatch engineered for the Nintendo Switch. Following leaks of carrying cases and other rumours here and there, Nintendo confirmed it all last night.
The world could always use more heroes—and starting October 15, Nintendo Switch players will be able to join more than 40 million players from around the globe in the fight for the future with the arrival of Overwatch Legendary Edition. Overwatch Legendary Edition puts the definitive version of the acclaimed team shooter in Nintendo Switch owners’ hands, complete with the latest content and gameplay updates.
To the joy of Nintendo Switch users, the competitive title will reach the platform untouched; with only graphical downgrade expected, the Legendary Edition will be available with its 15 bonus skins and 3 months of Nintendo’s multiplayer subscription. Of course, the main selling point is the portability of it all – one can now enjoy Blizzard’s hero shooter in bed, on the toilet, at dinner, in the middle of a meeting: basically anywhere with a WiFi connection. What’s also of interest is Nintendo’s possible usage of the gyroscope in TV mode.
Of course, there are downsides. First of all, Nintendo’s online isn’t the greatest in the world and the fact that voice chat is a disaster with the use of a phone required together with a separate headset is already worrisome. Also, the frame rate drops during fights could be expected.
This influx of new players could be what overwatch has needed to maintain its player base, as it’s bound to do well on the console. It’s the first majorly competitive title on the Switch apart from Smash Brothers, which may become cross-platform with other consoles. What’s for sure is the fact that it’ll be on store shelves as soon as the 15th of October; one month away.
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