KEY POINTS

  • "Doom Eternal" is coming to the Nintendo Switch
  • This comes months after the game was launched on other platforms
  • "Doom Eternal" can be played on both the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch owners who’ve been waiting for a heart-pumping, adrenaline-raising shooter game will be glad to know that the Doom Slayer will be making his way to the portable console in a week’s time.

Nintendo and game publisher Bethesda Softworks announced that “Doom Eternal” will be available for the Nintendo Switch starting Dec. 8.

The shooter was launched for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and Windows PC earlier this year in March. Switch owners were forced to be content with other great games such as “Pokemon,” “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,” and more, but they weren’t able to slay hordes of grotesque demons in “Doom Eternal.”

Players will be able to shoot on the go now that it’s ported to the Switch. Here are some things that fans need to know about the game’s Switch version, according to Nintendo’s announcement and a FAQ page on Bethesda’s website:

It can run on both the Switch Classic and Switch Lite

Those who own a Switch Lite won’t have to spend more money to get the original Switch console in order to play “Doom Eternal.” The game is compatible with both devices.

No physical edition

“Doom Eternal” is only available as a digital download, at least for now. Those who want to get the game should head to the Nintendo Switch eShop to grab the title. Some retailers will also sell direct digital codes for the game.

It’s quite huge

“Doom Eternal” takes up 18.8GB of storage space, Bethesda said. Players are advised to make room for the Doom Slayer in their devices.

Unique controls

Bethesda said players can make use of optional gyroscopic controls if they want to. The feature is compatible with the Switch and Switch Life and can be enabled or disabled via the main menu.

Multiplayer

“Doom Eternal” on the Switch brings a multiplayer mode called “Battlemode.” It pits two players against one player in a five-round deathmatch. Two players control demons, while one player plays as the Doom Slayer, complete with all of his gear.

DLCs

Bethesda promises that the “Ancient Gods: Part One” DLC will be available “at a later date.”

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