Overwatch Could be Coming to Nintendo Switch, If This Suspicious Amazon Listing is Anything to Go By

Overwatch Could be Coming to Nintendo Switch, If This Suspicious Amazon Listing is Anything to Go By

The living, fleeting embodiment of the :eyes: emoji.

There have been recent rumors of news coming out of Nintendo soon, and now a new peripheral listing is stoking those flames. Accessory maker PowerA posted an Amazon listing today for a Nintendo Switch case, decked out in seemingly official Overwatch imagery.

The now-delisted Amazon page appeared similar to other cases made by PowerA, themed after games like The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and Spyro the Dragon. It also says, under the About section, that it is officially licensed by Nintendo and "blizzard entertainment [sic]."

It's curious why a case with branding for a game that isn't on the Nintendo Switch, would be produced for the Nintendo Switch. It's also odd how quickly it went up, and then went back down. We've reached out to Blizzard to confirm whether it is officially licensed.

This does, however, stoke some fires around what Blizzard could appear on the Nintendo handheld. Diablo 3 already made a stellar landing on Nintendo's hybrid platform, bringing all the demon slaying, dungeon crawling action to the Switch. But Overwatch is primarily an online game, and you need an Internet connection to do just about anything in it. I'm not sure how well that pairs portable-focused Nintendo Switch Lite.

Regardless, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan teased more Overwatch news in late summer during the Sigma reveal livestream. Blizzard senior producer also told GameSpot last year that running Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch is "feasible." Maybe it's just a branding tie-in, or maybe it's a little more. We'll have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, if you're eager for some more Overwatch, read up on our story featuring some of the incredible work its custom mapmaking community does.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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