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Bethesda Softworks announced today that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on the Nintendo Switch on June 29. It will be available digitally and physically, but even playing off a cartridge will require a download.

The first-person shooter came out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in October last year. Although its sales had a slow start, its emotional and relevant story made it one of our favorite games of 2017.

Coming to the Switch will introduce the game to a new audience, and it could even encourage repeat purchases from those who already own other version [looks at GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson, who did this with Doom]. The Switch makes it possible to play games on your TV or in portable mode, a novelty that the other platforms can’t match.

Since Wolfenstein II’s physical version requires a download, you’ll need to make sure you have a microSD cart in your Switch for that storage space if you want to play it and the Switch’s small internal memory won’t cover it.


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Bethesda released Switch versions of Doom and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in November, showing an enthusiasm for Nintendo’s hybrid that we’re not seeing from the other triple-A publishers. It’s supporting Nintendo’s newest system by porting some of its biggest games to the console. The Switch has been a huge hit for Nintendo since launching in March 2017. Over its first twelve months on the market, the Switch has the largest install base for any console in history.

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