It has been confirmed that Overwatch Legendary Edition is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch, with the news coming during the recent Nintendo Direct broadcast. It will launch on October 15th in North America.

Blizzard has previously said that it wasn't against bringing the game to the console, and the unexpected appearance of an Overwatch-themed Switch carry case on Amazon pretty much sealed the deal.

Here's some PR:

Overwatch Legendary Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available in a retail version and digital version via the Nintendo eShop for a suggested price of $39.99. Both versions come with 15 bonus skins for a range of heroes to kick-start players’ collections, as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership so players can jump into action and start battling alongside, and against, their fellow Nintendo Switch gamers immediately.

Players who pre-purchase Overwatch Legendary Edition by the game’s October 15 launch will also receive the Noire Widowmaker skin. In addition, Nintendo Switch players who log in to Overwatch by December 31, 2019 will receive a bonus Golden Loot Box containing at least one guaranteed Legendary item.

It's worth noting that while Overwatch is getting a physical release, all that will be in the box is a download code.

Originally released on PS4, Xbox One and PC back in 2016, Overwatch is a team-based online shooter which pits two teams of six players against one another. 30 different characters are available to play as, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Like Fortnite, cosmetic rewards are gained over time.

Since its launch, Overwatch has proven to be especially popular on the eSports circuit and many of its cast of well-rounded and memorable heroes have become famous video game icons in their own right.

While the online nature of the game may not sit perfectly with the portable nature of the Switch, genre rival Paladins is already available on the console, which proves the format works – even on a hybrid system.

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