Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date Revealed

Will you play Doom on Switch?

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After unveiling a surprise Switch port of Doom during a recent Direct presentation, Nintendo has now revealed when you'll be able to play the portable version. Doom will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 10 this year.

The company had previously given a "Holiday 2017" release window, choosing not to reveal a specific date. Thankfully, we now know exactly when we'll be able to shoot monsters in hell while on the go. In addition, Nintendo has posted a new video about the port--take a look at the developer interview below.

Doom's Switch port includes the full game, incorporating the single-player campaign, Arcade Mode, multiplayer, and all DLC previously released. For more, check out some Doom on Switch gameplay. Another Bethesda game, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, is also heading to Nintendo Switch, though no release window more specific than "2018" has been shared.

Doom first launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2016. Our critic, Peter Brown, awarded the game an 8/10 in our full Doom review. "The loud and chaotic campaign is Doom's strongest component," he wrote. "It's straightforward and simple, but it serves its purpose: to thrust you into increasingly dire scenarios fueled by rage and the spirit of heavy metal.

"Many shooters chase the thrill Doom delivers, but few are as potent in their execution. It captures the essence of what made the classic Doom games touchstones of their day, and translates it to suit modern palates with impressively rendered hellscapes and a steady influx of tantalizing upgrades. Doom is the product of a tradition as old as shooters, and while it's not the model to follow in every case, modern shooters could learn a thing or two from Doom's honed and unadulterated identity."

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Already pre-ordered doom and skyrim for the switch. Positively getting wolfenstein 2 for the switch as well.

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November just got nuts. Doom, Skyrim, LA Noire, Sonic Forces. I have to get them all on Switch.

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Great for players who dont own a ps4/xbox one or pc. But if i want to play doom i would play it on the pc. All i want to see on the switch is: mario, animal crossing, harvest moon, zelda, and maybe if the gamegods smile upon us, a good original pokemon game.

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@boesyboy: what if i want to kill time on the go... can't do that on PC.. the major appeal for all switch owner is the "on the go" feature...

I just did a 13hr trip to the other side of the world.. guess which system i brought

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@slypher9: i completely understand that. All i am trying to say is that i personally wouldnt play doom on the switch. It just wouldnt feel right. With the controls and the most likely 30fps. Seeing that doom is a quick paced shooter.

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@boesyboy: i wouldn't call Doom a quick paced shooter and 30fps on a tablet screen is just right.. sure you'll notice it on the big screen...but i bet the dev are aiming for it to be enjoyed on the go

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@slypher9: I guess it is for on the go yes. And by all means go play doom on the switch. I myself am not going to do that tho, for already mentioned reasons.

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@boesyboy: Of course playing on PC would be the preferred option for those that have a gaming PC. This isn't for those people though.

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Tempting to get a switch for journeys and that. The only other alternative is PS4 remote play which is ok but you need an unlimited data plan for it to really be worth it.

Edit: watched the video and it seems kinda blurry :/

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@gamingdevil800: the video may be blurry, butthe game is not. You can go to youtube and look at the gameplay on the switch.

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But no snapmap.

So when's the Switch demo out?

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