The sequel to the immensely popular shooter Overwatch was announced much earlier this year at the BlizzCon Expo, so we as gamers have known about it for quite some time. We’ve learned a good bit of information about it, such as the intent to add a single player campaign mode to the game, a major deviation to it’s almost entirely PvP multiplayer focus.
However, it wasn’t clear as to whether or not the sequel would get a release on the Nintendo Switch, like the first game did. Thankfully for all of those Switch fans out there, this question has been answered in the affirmative.
We know that the game will come out on the Nintendo Switch thanks to the recent release of a game trailer on Nintendo’s YouTube channel. However, while it is called a ‘gameplay trailer’ right in the description, it’s a bit of a misnomer; the three minute trailer is almost entirely cinematic, with only a handful of in-game action sequences involved, so we don’t get much of a look at real gameplay. Update: 12/9/19 – PlayOverwatch has since updated the title to Cinematic.
That said, the trailer is still all the evidence one needs to know that Overwatch 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch, which is undoubtedly good news.
Unfortunately, there’s still no release date for this sequel that tens of thousands of fans are looking forward to. A 2020 release would be preferable in the eyes of many, but that would raise a lot of questions; even if the game is releasing on Switch, will it release on next gen consoles? Will it still be available on the models we’re using now? We don’t have the answers to those questions, but we’re fairly certain a game as popular as Overwatch 2 will be on as many platforms as Blizzard can manage.
As for the new content, director Jeff Kaplan assures us that, with “many experienced developers who created content for World of Warcraft and Diablo on our team,” Blizzard will successfully conquer the challenge that is making PvE missions worth replaying. After all, no one wants to repeat the same objectives over and over without some variety.
That said, we have faith in Blizzard and their team on this front, so whenever Overwatch 2 does come out, we’re certain that nearly every aspect of it will be enjoyable. Now we just have to wait until we actually get a release date.