[UPDATE] Overwatch May Be Released On Nintendo Switch In October – Rumor
[Update - September 4th] The Overwatch Nintendo Switch port seems more likely today, as EA confirmed that Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is indeed releasing on October 18th as revealed by the leaked retail list. This makes the Overwatch listing more credible. Additionally, a new Nintendo Direct is airing today, and the port may finally be confirmed.
[Original Story] Rumors regarding Overwatch releasing on Nintendo Switch have been circulating for some time now, and today something new has come in on the matter, suggesting an October release for the game.
In a leaked retail list, it's been revealed that Overwatch is supposedly releasing on Nintendo Switch on October 18th.
Overwatch (Nintendo Switch) and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is expected to be released on October 18th according to this retail listing leak. Source: https://t.co/HyNaLvhDiB pic.twitter.com/dgN1DJjtgO
— Andrew Marmo (@the_marmolade) August 27, 2019
As the Overwatch Nintendo Switch port has yet to be confirmed officially, we have to take everything with a huge grain of salt until an official confirmation comes in.
Rumors regarding a Switch port of Overwatch started making more sense following the announcement of the officially licensed Overwatch Switch case, which doesn't make much sense unless the game is indeed coming to Nintendo's hybrid console.
Take your Nintendo Switch on the go with this sturdy compact case Designed precisely to fit the Console in handheld mode. Inside you’ll find a felt lining, Overwatch logo Tag, screen-protector flap with storage for nine game cards, and zippered mesh storage pocket. This portable case with Overwatch design gives you the freedom to have fun on the go with your Nintendo Switch. Wherever. Whenever
Blizzard's Jeffrey Kaplan reiterated his love for the Nintendo Switch multiple times in the past, so a port of the game feels more likely than ever.
Getting OW on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open-minded about exploring possible platforms.
Overwatch is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One worldwide. We will keep you updated on the rumored Nintendo Switch as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.