Classic Doom, Doom 2 and 3 Look Like They're Coming to the Nintendo Switch Today [Update]

Classic Doom, Doom 2 and 3 Look Like They're Coming to the Nintendo Switch Today [Update]

Take your demon slaying with you on the morning commute.

Update: The classic Doom games have gone live on the US Nintendo eShop. Doom (1993) and Doom 2 are $4.99 apiece, while Doom 3 is $9.99.

As announced at the QuakeCon 2019 keynote, all three are also coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and both Doom (1993) and Doom 2 are coming to mobile today as well.

Our original story follows:


Ahead of today's QuakeCon keynote, it looks like the arrival of some classics on the Nintendo Switch got spoiled. The 1993 Doom, alongside Doom 2 and 3, look like they're coming to the mobile Nintendo platform today.

All three games went up on the Nintendo UK site, though they've since gone back down (via NintendoLife). Though you can't buy any of the three games, they're all listed for a release date of July 26, today.

Considering the QuakeCon 2019 keynote is set to kick off shortly, this is likely an early leak of a surprise announcement. Either way, it's a pretty great port; while Doom 3 isn't exactly everyone's cup of tea, having the classic Doom on a portable console is cool. (Even if it already runs on a graphing calculator.)

Doom (1993) is listed as including local four-player deathmatch and co-op, as well as the Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed expansion. Doom 2 comes packed with the same co-op and deathmatch options, as well as The Master Levels, while Doom 3 packs in the Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions expansions. We're not certain on pricing yet either, though both classic games seem priced fairly low on the UK site at £3.99 a pop.

We'll see when, exactly, these games launch later today, but keep an eye on the QuakeCon 2019 keynote for more. If you're more excited for some modern Doom, be sure to read up on our E3 2019 interview with the developers about how dashing almost broke Doom.

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Eric Van Allen

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