WWE and 2K have announced that WWE 2K18 will be coming to the Switch. It’ll be the first time a WWE game has been on a Nintendo platform since WWE 2K13. It also appears to have all the other features present on the other platforms’ versions, including matches featuring up to eight Superstars, a more expansive backstage area, new weight detection, grapple carry systems, including the pre-order bonus of Kurt Angle. You can read about the features right here.
So, it looks like the Switch will be getting a fully-featured third party sports game, which is apparently too much for other third parties to do.
WWE 2K18 for Switch is expected to release in Fall 2017.
We lost Satoru Iwata to bile duct cancer two years ago today, and we still miss him dearly.
I have a page for the US, so I figured I’d just make a separate one Europe.
Right now it looks like preorders are sold out, but they should open up a few times as they figure out allotments and whatnot.
Nintendo UK Store
I’ll add more as I find them.
If you’re trying to preorder the SNES Classic Edition in the US (like me), here are links to various sites.
Right now in the US online preorders haven’t gone live yet, but a few sites do have placeholder pages up.
The biggest surprise here is that it comes with Star Fox 2, which was never released.
Nintendo has released a new system update for the Switch, the changes are below:
This comes from an IGN interview with Reggie:
“We want every high-quality game to have an opportunity to be played on Nintendo Switch,” Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America’s president and chief operating officer told IGN in an interview at E3 2017. “Every single one. Fill in the blank of third-party, high-quality game really wanted on Nintendo Switch; the answer is yes.”
“We’ve been very thoughtful in making sure we have a strong cadence of launches that are going to keep our fans engaged, going to drive hardware, and continue to propel us forward. And certainly as we think back to Wii U, that’s one of the things that we didn’t do as effectively.”
It was also reconfirmed for holiday 2017.
WB Games announced today that LEGO Worlds will release on the Switch this fall, the physical version will come with two DLC packs included.
One of which is detailed below:
“The Classic Space Pack will include brand new quests, characters, builds, and vehicles from the wildly popular LEGO Space playsets. Players can blast off and explore the farthest reaches of space and embark on new adventures with friends as they travel across Worlds in a Space Buggy, fly through the atmosphere in the Space Cruiser, excavate the new Moon biome in the Mineral Detector, or land the one man spaceship on the new Classic Space Theme World!”
And here’s a trailer for that DLC:
Source: WB Games PR
Eurogamer asked Shigeru Miyamoto about Pikmin 4, and though he couldn’t say much he did say it was “progressing.”
”I’ve been told not to share anything about this from PR,” Miyamoto laughed, “but I can tell you it is progressing.”
It’s definitely a 2018 game at the earliest (2017 is already packed full), and probably won’t be shown this year at E3 anymore (though Nintendo has been giving vague hints about there still being surprises so who knows).
But, there is still plenty of year left for it to be unveiled in a Direct either way.