Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has arrived on the Nintendo Switch as of June 29. This port is only the latest in a string of games Bethesda is bringing to the Switch, after Skyrim landed last November and Doom released over the 2017 holiday season. Oddly enough, the game made it to the Nintendo Switch before its predecessor in the series (Wolfenstein: The New Order). With this release, players can now eradicate Nazis as B.J. Blazkowicz on every major platform.
Wolfenstein 2 was ported over to the Switch by veteran studio Panic Button. Bethesda’s launch post for the game described this Switch-styled version of the game to be a blend of “immersion and accuracy,” as the game has been adapted to utilize the Nintendo Switch’s “unique motion controls.” The game does require at least 23GB to install it onto your Switch, so make sure you’ve got a good chunk of space free before loading it onto the console.
Bethesda also released a short launch trailer for the occasion, which you can check out below:
In terms of capabilities on the Switch, Wolfenstein creative director Jens Matthies told Gamespot that “a good reference point would be Doom. It will be whatever Doom is capable of, that is what Wolfenstein is capable of.” Both games run with the same engine, so if you’ve played the Doom port, you’ve already got a decent idea of how Wolfenstein 2 is going to look and work. Due to the sheer size of a game like Wolfenstein 2, there are going to be sacrifices in the graphics department. In this game’s case, the degree of crispness in picture quality was dialed back to ensure the game’s frame rate stayed high.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is available to play on the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.