Overwatch Nintendo Switch release date set for October! Nintendo Direct broadcast just confirmed that the owners of their Switch console will get the chance to play the Overwatch Legendary Edition, starting in North America from October 15. Blizzard also foreshadowed the arrival of their online shooter by having a carry case for the portable console themed with the game in question launched on Amazon a while ago, which made everyone go – Oh, we know what you’re up to!
The physical retail release is also coming, but it is important to note that it will only have the download code within. A part of the press release for this unveiling went along the lines of this:
“Overwatch Legendary Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available in a retail version and digital version via the Nintendo eShop for a suggested price of $39.99. Both versions come with 15 bonus skins for a range of heroes to kick-start players’ collections, as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership so players can jump into action and start battling alongside, and against, their fellow Nintendo Switch gamers immediately.
Players who pre-purchase Overwatch Legendary Edition by the game’s October 15 launch will also receive the Noire Widowmaker skin. In addition, Nintendo Switch players who log in to Overwatch by December 31, 2019 will receive a bonus Golden Loot Box containing at least one guaranteed Legendary item.”
As many fans are already aware of, this game has already conquered consoles like PS4 and Xbox One, besides the PC in 2016. It is an online FPS shooter tightly based on team play and, with the lack of a better expression, role-playing or playing your role in combat. The matches take place between two teams comprised of six players. The game has over 30 different characters currently, which all function like in the RPG setting, with strengths and weaknesses for each one respectively.
Their players compete, earn rewards and points, master their favored characters, compete, and socialize in an online environment. This last Online aspect of the game is still puzzling Nintendo Switch users for it is still unknown as to which direction that will take. It doesn’t really match the ‘nature’ of the console right now, but similar games like the title Paladins, have shown how it can work on a hybrid system like this. All in all, Overwatch Switch launches in about a month’s time, so get ready!