'DOOM Eternal' Finally Comes to Nintendo Switch Digitally Next Week

After months and months of waiting, Bethesda and id Software will be bringing their critically acclaimed and award-winning shooter to Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop on December 8th, we've learned today.

Developed in partnership with Panic Button – the studio behind the Nintendo Switch ports of DOOM (2016), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood – players will be able to experience the epic single-player campaign at home or on the go.

"Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity. The only thing they fear…is you. Armed with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower, wrist-mounted blade, upgraded guns, new abilities and more, you’re the greatest demon slayer in existence."

Motion Aiming arrives for DOOM Eternal on Nintendo Switch, a control option that utilizes the built-in gyroscope of the Joy-Con. The option can be used in conjunction with traditional aiming using the controller’s analog stick for the perfect blend of immersion and accuracy.

Players can also test their skill in BATTLEMODE, a 2 vs. 1 online multiplayer experience. A fully-armed DOOM Slayer faces off against two player-controlled demons, fighting it out in a best-of-five round match.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear the game's first story expansion, "The Ancient Gods: Part One," will be included as a part of the Switch port, but will likely be released via the eShop as a standalone offering at a later date.

DOOM Eternal is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions are also on the way.


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