Doom Eternal Finally Launches On Nintendo Switch This December

After a long period of silence, Bethesda has attached a date to demon-slaying on-the-go.

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Doom Eternal is finally launching for Nintendo Switch on December 8, after originally launching on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia earlier this year.

Confirming earlier rumors too, Doom Eternal will not be launching with a physical edition as previously planned, with retailers now only supplying customers with an eShop download code. According to Bethesda, the game will require just over 18GB of space on the Nintendo Switch.

Doom Eternal launches with the original single-player campaign and Battlemode multiplayer on Nintendo's console, but the first part of its Ancient Gods story DLC will only be coming sometime in 2021. Bethesda says it will communicate a firm date when it has one.

If you've ordered Doom Eternal through a retailer, Bethesda says you will have until December 23 to redeem your game code to be eligible for any preorder bonuses originally tied to some physical versions of the game. This includes the in-game items included with the Rip and Tear bundle as well as a copy of Doom 64. If you purchase Eternal directly from the eShop before the same date, these extras will be automatically redeemed.

Doom Eternal maintained the high bar of excellent first-person action established with the 2016 reboot but faltered a bit by overstuffing the story with confusing and uninteresting lore. In GameSpot's Doom Eternal review, critic Phil Hornshaw wrote, "Its combat is just as quick and chaotic, but requires you to constantly analyze everything that's happening in order to come out victorious. Once you get the hang of the rhythm of Doom Eternal, it'll make you feel like a demon-slaying savant."

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