When it was announced in 2017 that DOOM (2016) would be making its way to the Switch, many gamers were skeptical. At that point, first-person controls didn’t feel very good when using the Switch’s Joy-Cons. However, the developers over at Id Software managed to figure it out by taking advantage of the Switch’s gyro-aiming which led to the port being well received. As of today, the Switch has now welcomed DOOM Eternal to its library as well.
DOOM Eternal is available now for #NintendoSwitch
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 8, 2020
Despite delays and rumors of the game’s cancellation, DOOM Eternal finally lives on the Switch’s E-Store. To many DOOM fans’ dismay, Bethesda Softworks, the game’s publisher, announced last month that despite people pre-ordering it, there would be no physical release of the game for the Switch.
In a statement from Bethesda to IGN, they said, “While Doom Eternal is 100% on track for an imminent digital-only release on Nintendo Switch, the absence of a physical release at retail resulted in canceled pre-orders.” All those who pre-ordered the physical edition of the game were refunded.
While the cancelation of the physical release definitely disappointed hardcore DOOM collectors, it seems like the hype for the port still exists. DOOM Eternal can now be taken on the go and can live right next to Animal Crossing: New Horizons making all the memes from their shared release day feel a little bit more real.
DOOM Eternal can be found on the Nintendo E-Store right here. For more on the game, make sure to check out our review of it right here. Also, make sure to take a look at this article about the announcement of Doom Guy’s teased inclusion in Fall Guys. DOOM Eternal is available on the Xbox One, PS4, PC, and, now, the Nintendo Switch. You can pick up a physical copy right here to help support DualShockers.