The Nintendo Switch version of Doom was quite an achievement, cramming that much Doom onto hardware a fair notch below that of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. “What surprises me is how few sacrifices the developers had to make to get a decently playable version of Doom on the Switch,” said our Matthew Vice in his review. Great news, then, that Panic Button, the talented team behind the Doom port, is bringing Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus to Nintendo’s beloved console.
“It’s the same as the Doom studio,” said Machine Games narrative designer Tommy Bjork, speaking to Gamereactor. “They’re experts at the Switch,” said senior game designer Andreas Öjerfors, “and now they’re experts with the [id Tech 6] engine so we work with them, and the Doom version turned out to be really kick-ass on the Switch so I think Wolfenstein will be the same.”
The latest Doom was a looker, for sure, but Wolfenstein 2 is one of the most densely detailed, high-intensity games of this generation so far, so one can only imagine how hard they will have to crunch those numbers to make it look (and play) the business on the Switch.