Overwatch is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Next Month

Overwatch is Coming to the Nintendo Switch Next Month

The rumors were true, and the cavalry's here.

Blizzard's team-based hero shooter is shrinking down to portable size! Announced during today's Nintendo Direct, Overwatch is coming to the Nintendo Switch, and you won't have to wait long either; it drops on October 15, just under a month away.

Overwatch will be getting a few new touches, like motion controls for abilities like Junkrat's explosive tire ultimate. You'll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play against others online, though.

The big news was already given away by a hastily posted, then deleted listing for a Nintendo Switch case bearing the Overwatch logo. Kotaku independently confirmed the news earlier today.

But while Nintendo and Blizzard missed their big shot at a shocking reveal, it's a partnership that makes sense. The wild success of porting Diablo 3 to the Nintendo hybrid console makes it not too surprising that Blizzard was eager to move more games over to the platform.

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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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