Many months after the game's launch on other platforms, Bethesda has put a date on the long-awaited Switch version of id Software's DOOM Eternal: it's finally coming to Switch on 8th December.

Following a difficult year for the industry and its audience, there were fears that id Software's ambitious follow up to DOOM 2016 might have been canned on Nintendo's console, and the publisher recently stated that the Switch release will now be digital-only. However, it seems you can't stop the Doom Slayer from coming back, and Switch owners don't have long to wait. Check out the release announcement trailer above for an idea of what to expect if you missed it on other platforms back in March.

Even if you have access to one of those platforms, you may remember that the game released on the same day as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and were likely busy moving to your deserted island at the time, so perhaps now is the perfect time for that return trip to Hell. Our friends over at Push Square were big fans of the game, so we've got our trigger fingers crossed for the Switch version.

Nintendo's game page says DOOM Eternal will take up 17.5 GB of your hard drive (or Micro SD card). The game is coming to Switch courtesy of Panic Button, the same team that ported the previous entry and several other remarkable Switch ports besides. We spoke to the team recently about this upcoming game — keep an eye out for our exclusive interview very soon.

Excited to finally get your hands on the Doom Slayer on Switch again? Let us know your thoughts below.