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Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch, release date confirmed

Published: 17:44, 04 September 2019
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According to the latest reports, Blizzard and Nintendo will announce the online arena shooter Overwatch for Switch during today's Nintendo Direct live stream. Overwatch will arrive to Nintendo's hybrid console sometime next month.

Blizzard's team-based online shooter Overwatch has been nothing but success for the publisher ever since its release in May 2016. The game is enjoyed by more than 40 million players worldwide and in its first year, Overwatch earned more than $1 billion in revenue.

Of course, since Overwatch is such a popular title, it's expected that Blizzard make the game available to as many players as possible but at the moment, you can play Overwatch "only" on three major platforms - PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

However, this is about to change according to the latest report from Kotaku, who claim that Nintendo and Blizzard are set to announce Overwatch for Nintendo Switch on today's Nintendo Direct live stream, which kicks off tonight at 6:00 PM ET / 12:00 AM CET.

The report also claims that Overwatch will officially launch on Nintendo Switch next month but there is no exact release date just yet. Previously, rumours suggested that the release date is set for 18 October 2019 but we assume that Direct stream will reveal it in full so make sure to tune in later if this latest bit of info got you all excited. 

As you may know, Overwatch Switch port has been rumoured for quite some time now. Last month, an Overwatch-themed Switch case appeared on Amazon, and an internal release schedule originating from an unnamed retailer leaked on Reddit, with references to Switch version and release date.

Furthermore, this won't be Blizzard's first Switch port. The publisher previously released their online action RPG Diablo 3 on Nintendo's hybrid console. Also, it's safe to say that Switch has now become a proper console for shooter fans. Along with Overwatch, players can also enjoy Fortnite, Splatoon, Far Cry New Dawn and Wolfenstein: Youngblood among other titles.

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