Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Headed to Nintendo Switch

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In a surprise announcement, Nintendo announced that Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will invade Nintendo Switch this year.

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    September 13, 2017 3:30 PM

    David Craddock posted a new article, Doom 2016, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Headed to Nintendo Switch

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      September 13, 2017 3:32 PM

      I mean, ok, but I'd rather play it on literally any other platform.am I alone on this? Graphic powerhouse shooters aren't what I'd want on the switch

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        September 13, 2017 3:45 PM

        i mean, portable DooM? what if it had Splatoon style controls?? that would sell me a switch i think

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          September 13, 2017 3:49 PM

          The vita showed me that just because a portable system can (sort of) handle console games, that's not a receipe for fun. Doom at 720p 30fps on a six inch screen isn't how I'd ever want to play doom, but I guess it's cool Bethesda is supporting the switch

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            September 13, 2017 3:58 PM

            yeah 30fps would make baby jesus cry.

            i bet with compromises it could do 60 but it's gonna look like a dark, gory splatoon

            actually maybe that could work, lol

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              September 13, 2017 4:00 PM

              There were no qualifying statements on the footage they showed, so that's almost certainly the switch version.

              It's definitely toned down from the PC but I wouldn't say it looked bad.

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                September 13, 2017 6:33 PM

                Doom looks good even at medium settings. Drop the rez to 720p and you're probably just fine.

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            September 14, 2017 5:29 AM

            Eh, I don't know, I kind of disagree I mean why not if it's possible? Get more people to play a great game, and for those of us who have played it and love it, an excuse to play again in a different way (on the go). I had a great time playing Doom 3 on my Shield tablet (I didn't even really like it when I played on PC haha), and I'd love to play NuDoom on the go.

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        September 13, 2017 5:31 PM

        I'm with you. Also no mouse/keyboard is hard for me.

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        September 13, 2017 8:00 PM

        you arent. I mean for me its not why I got a switch. Its cool for people that want it though.

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      September 13, 2017 3:41 PM

      Ports porty port ports.

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      September 13, 2017 3:45 PM

      I wonder how big the install will be

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      September 13, 2017 3:47 PM

      never thought a switch could run these. They probably needed a lot of tweaking to make that happen

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        September 13, 2017 3:53 PM

        Eh, it's standard Nvidia hardware. Tweaking settings and optimizing content for performance but they probably had it running pretty quickly.

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          September 13, 2017 4:05 PM

          could be standard nvidia hardware but its not like they have a 970 or a 1070 in the switch.

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        September 13, 2017 3:57 PM

        Its about 3x faster than the prior gen consoles. They'd need to really strip back texture sizes from PC/PS4/Xbone but its more than capable of running it.

        I mean, they could get GTA V or Rise Of The Tomb Raider if there was the motivation to do so. According to Digital Foundry, Skyrim on Switch is running the enhanced edition way better than the vanilla version did on the 360/PS3

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          September 13, 2017 4:10 PM

          still skyrim is a game from 2011, enchanced edition didnt add much

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            September 13, 2017 4:27 PM

            Certainly. The point is that neither the 360 nor the PS3 could run it at native HD resolutions at 30fps (the PS3 version in particular had major performance and resolution issues) while the Switch does native HD at a locked 30fps with no frame pacing issues.

            The fact that the Switch has a more modern GPU and eight times the amount of faster RAM as the older systems certainly helps. Its not a PS4 or XB1 but mobile hardware is a lot more capable than I think some people realize.

            If there was a Switch with Apple's A11X, oh man...

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              September 14, 2017 5:44 AM

              I eagerly await the refresh with newer Tegra tech.

              I'll buy it and pass down the amazing to my kids.

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      September 13, 2017 3:48 PM

      Whoa! Did not expect that.

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      September 13, 2017 3:57 PM

      Hot shit!

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      September 13, 2017 4:06 PM

      The main significance of this, I think, is that it's a big sign that major developers and publishers are starting to take the Switch seriously.

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      September 13, 2017 4:09 PM

      No replies?!?? I figured a lot of Shackers would be getting major w00d right now!! Here's your Switch port action!!!

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        September 13, 2017 4:10 PM

        I think there was a database thing happening because I saw redshak's reply then it disappeared and then suddenly a ton of replies.

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        September 13, 2017 4:37 PM

        I think a lot of Switch guys are also big PC guys. I know me and Milleh both have uber PCs, and most PC gamers here are rocking midrange systems and up. It makes some of the ports a little redundant unless you really want that portability and flexibility.

        For me it makes the most sense for AAs and indies. AAAs I'm playing on my PC no matter what. I am glad that publishers are taking the Switch so seriously though. Skyrim isn't even out and Bethesda is going all in.

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          September 13, 2017 4:46 PM

          This!

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          September 13, 2017 5:21 PM

          That said, Amiibo support for Samus armor in Doom, hngh

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            September 13, 2017 5:21 PM

            I'm not saying this exists, just that it would be cool!

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              September 13, 2017 6:40 PM

              ...that... might sell me honestly. I'm on the fence on Doom. I love Doom. I'd love to replay Doom. But I'm not sold on the necessity of having it portable. That said, my god I can't wait for others to experience it there. It's an awesome game for the platform. And a Metroid Varia suit for the Doomslayer would be really freaking cool.

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          September 13, 2017 5:41 PM

          Yeah I' think most of us have a powerful gaming pc, but I'd put money on a lot of people younger than us not even having a gaming pc. Having these games come out on the switch will be amazing for them

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            September 13, 2017 5:49 PM

            Oh yeah, no question. I'm only speaking for people like myself when it comes to purchase decisions. Its great that the Switch is getting third party support like this, bodes well for its future.

            If I didn't have a PC I'd certainly get it on Switch, having that kind of flexibility is really good

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          September 13, 2017 6:04 PM

          This. If it goes on sale next year I may pick it up on Switch, but tough sell with a nice PC and K+M controls.

          With that said, what a surprise announcement! Wolfenstein II was even more of a wtf. Will be interested to see how well they sell.

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          September 13, 2017 6:43 PM

          It's still kinda awesome to have a DOOM port on the switch. Would be great to play on a plane.

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          September 13, 2017 7:58 PM

          Not sure if this is cool or sad or what but I really like Skyrim when I've played it, both the original on the PC and the remaster but I've never really played a ton of them and I'm wondering if I had the game on Switch if I'd play it more.

          So I'm totally buying Skyrim on the Switch, either because that's where I'll finally play a ton of it or because I just needed to buy it once again.

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            September 14, 2017 4:45 AM

            After playing Zelda on it I think Skyrim makes tons of sense. There's no needing to commit time to play at your desk or your TV, you play wherever you please. Even if its on your desktop or TV its the fastest time-to-game of any system I can think of

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          September 14, 2017 4:37 AM

          I'm not big on modern fps games on console, considering portable mode I think that the original doom 1+2 would have made a better port (see gba) for a handful of dollars it would have been an instant buy for mobile gaming.

          I'm glad its ther for people to buy but I paid 500€ for a 1070 to play witcher3/doom etc

          the switch is not my preferred console for AAA/FPS and other genres its strenght lies in portability for indy games (or docked, energywaste is considerable so I don't need to run my full rig to play oxenfree/hollow knight).

          I would rather have a persona 5 golden on the switch or original fps games like splatoon/metroid whiuch are designed around the capabilities.

          The switch is nobodys main console on this site but maybe the most loved/versatile.

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        September 13, 2017 4:52 PM

        I'm With Schnapple (tm) on this one: i really dont give a fuck about playing doom or a wolfenstein game on Switch- but the fact of them even doing this is good news for the switch.

        TLDR: wood=0, but good news still

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        September 13, 2017 7:29 PM

        I'm going to pick PC for shooters the vast majority of the time. I'm happy to see it happening, though!

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        September 14, 2017 2:25 AM

        I mean, it's cool but I don't really want to play either of these games on a switch. Maybe if they were like $10 or something.

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      September 13, 2017 4:45 PM

      Wow, super cool

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      September 13, 2017 7:18 PM

      Not a lot of great screen time to see a lot o detail, but it looks obvious that they had to reduce model detail and drop a good bit of shaders and post processing to get this on the hardware. Hopefully it at least sounds great.

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      September 13, 2017 7:53 PM

      Gah, all day and NINTENDO IS DOOMED finally just occurred to me.

      Such low hanging fruit...

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        September 13, 2017 7:55 PM

        Now we just need a Switch game where you're trapped in a suit

        Actually that kinda describes Metroid

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          September 13, 2017 9:02 PM

          Samus Amiibo support in Doom would be crazy. I'm not sure how psyched Nintendo would be seeing Samus' arms smashing heads and ripping arms out of their sockets, but it would be pretty cool

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            September 13, 2017 9:04 PM

            I dunno. Given the costumes in Bayonetta it wouldn't surprise me as much now.

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      September 13, 2017 9:10 PM

      What a time to be alive.

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      September 13, 2017 9:14 PM

      YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      September 13, 2017 10:40 PM

      JUST TAKE ALL MY MONEY NINTENDO. I'm buying more stock.

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      September 14, 2017 2:00 AM

      I've already played it, but man does it make me happy to see quality third party support for this thing.

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      September 14, 2017 3:13 AM

      I won't buy it as I have it on PS4, but I'm glad it exists and will be very interested in seeing the compromises made to get it running. I'm sure Digital Foundry will be balls deep in that one! Anyway, good news for Switch.

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      September 14, 2017 5:20 AM

      I need to finish it on PC.

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      September 14, 2017 5:29 AM

      Thanks. I guess. I'll just play on my PC though. Also I want "Nintendo" games on my switch.