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Wolfenstein II coming to Nintendo Switch on 29 June 2018

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 B.J. Blazkowicz holding a big gun on his shoulder, looking towards the camera
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

William B.J. Blazkowicz is back once again to deliver us from the Nazi regime, albeit this time on the Switch as Bethesda announced the game is coming to Nintendo's console on 29 June 2018, with a somewhat reshuffled developer line up.

If the trailer is anything to go by, Switch owners will be getting Wolfenstein's traditionally unhindered, dual gun wielding, Nazi fragging experience once the game launches in June 2018. To be fair, Wolfenstein II seems just as gorgeous on the Switch as it does on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

You may recall that the original game was developed by MachineGames and they were onboard during Wolfenstein's port to the Switch as well. However, bulk of development has apparently been handled by the developer Panic Button.

Germany outlaws any depiction of Nazi regime and its symbols, prompting the devs to change up a few Wolfenstein II scenes for the German market, removing Hitler's moustache and whatnot. Having siad that, users have enquired whether Wolfenstein II's arrival on the Switch will be marred by these same censorship issues, but there will be none of that, i.e. the game will launch as is.

Wolfenstein II launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One back in October 2017 to great critical acclaim. In fact, good ol' Blazkowicz has won quite a few awards since, be they for best game of the year, best action game and even for best storyline, which is usually a big deal when won by a first person shooter.

On a more personal note, having drooled over Blazkowicz first adventures way back during Wolfenstein's first instalment, we must admit that seeing him mercilessly slaying Nazis in 2018 feels like seeing an old friend.

Of course, I'm not going to count the years since my first encounter with the game, mostly for fear or realising I'm an old sod, but with Wolfenstein II adding Switch to the list of supported platforms, it seems like Blazkowicz's cheesy, freedom fighting adventures just never get old. 

Bethesda B.J. Blazkowicz holding a big gun on his shoulder, looking towards the cameraWolfenstein II: The New Colossus