Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Coming to Switch

Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Coming to Switch - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 September 2017 / 2,234 Views

Bethesda Softworks will release Doom for the Nintendo Switch this holiday and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in 2018. 

Here is an overview of each game:


Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, Doom returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes.


You’ve come here for a reason. The Union Aerospace Corporation’s massive research facility on Mars is overwhelmed by fierce and powerful demons, and only one person stands between their world and ours. As the lone Doom Marine, you’ve been activated to do one thing – kill them all.

Key Features:

  • A Relentless Campaign – There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways.
  • Return of id Multiplayer – Dominate your opponents in Doom‘s signature, fast-paced arena-style combat. In both classic and all-new game modes, annihilate your enemies utilizing your personal blend of skill, powerful weapons, vertical movement, and unique power-ups that allow you to play as a demon.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is the highly anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Wolfenstein: The New Order developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames.

An exhilarating adventure brought to life by the industry-leading id Tech 6, Wolfenstein II sends players to Nazi-controlled America on a mission to recruit the boldest resistance leaders left. Fight the Nazis in iconic locations such as small-town Roswell, New Mexico, the bayous and boulevards of New Orleans, and a post-nuclear Manhattan. Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter.


America, 1961. Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.

Key Features:

  • The Mission: Liberate America from the Nazis – Strap in for a heart-pounding journey as you fight the Nazi war machine on American soil. As BJ Blazkowicz, protect your family and friends, forge new alliances and face the demons of your troubled past as you rally pockets of resistance to overthrow the Nazi occupation.
  • The People: Rally the Resistance – Immerse yourself in a world brought to life by unforgettable characters who bring a new level of personality to the franchise. Reunite with your friends and fellow freedom fighters such as Anya, Caroline, Bombate, Set, Max Hass, Fergus or Wyatt, and befriend new characters such as Horton and Grace as you take on the evil Frau Engel and her Nazi army.
  • The Arsenal: Wield Devastating Guns and Future Tech – Blast Nazis to bits with high-tech weaponry such as the Laserkraftwerk, a multi-purpose, high-intensity laser weapon that can disintegrate enemies, or the Dieselkraftwerk, a rapid-fire, gas-powered grenade launcher that can devastate groups of enemies, or get up close and personal with advanced pistols, submachine guns, and hatchets. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns!
  • The Plan: Kill Every Nazi in Your Way – Everyone’s favorite pastime! Unleash your inner war hero as you annihilate Nazis in new and hyper-violent ways. Lock and load futuristic guns and discover BJ’s new set of abilities as you fight to free America. Regardless of your playstyle, invent all-new ways of stabbing, shooting, and killing Nazis.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Locknuts (on 14 September 2017)

It's good to see that they weren't kidding when they said they would support Nintendo if Nintendo made hardware that was easier to develop for.

DanneSandin (on 14 September 2017)

That's pretty awesome! Seems like Bethesda is going all in on the Switch. Good to see.. I might very well be tempted to buy Doom on the Switch.

gtotheunit91 (on 14 September 2017)

Now L.A. Noire needs to sell well so we can get GTA V from Rockstar!!!

thetonestarr (on 14 September 2017)

This is by far the biggest gaming bombshell of the year, IMO as a Wolfenstein fan since Wolf3D first released and an avid Nintendo gamer. Good shit, Bethesda!

Mr Puggsly (on 14 September 2017)

Nice, 360 and PS3 played Wolfenstien great so this is interesting.

siavm (on 14 September 2017)

This is the new game on Xbox one and PS4. They are supporting switch with current gen games as well as skyrim. Who would have thought Bethesda would be bringing the best third party support this year.

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gtotheunit91 (on 14 September 2017)

Oh I assure you, this is the new Wolfenstein that doesn't even come out till next month! Is it going to be as good looking as the other console counterparts? No, but hell, taking that gory greatness on the go with me? Hell yes!!!

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SuperNova (on 14 September 2017)

I wouldn't mind a port of the first game though. Would be nice to get a bundle in exchange for the late port.

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