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One of the higher-profile third-party releases coming to the Nintendo Switch this year is Respawn Entertainment's free-to-play first-person shooter, Apex Legends (another EA title).

Last week, a Japanese release trailer for the game mentioned this version would be launching on the same date as Season 8 on 2nd February. Now, an Amazon Japan listing for the "Champion Edition" has listed the same date and pre-orders are live.

Apex Champion Edition - Amazon Japan
Image: Amazon Japan

Apex Legends was originally due to arrive on the Switch last year until Respawn delayed the game in October. Director Chad Grenier said the team wanted to do the Nintendo version "justice" - and as a result it would require more development time.

"For those who game on the Nintendo Switch, we’re still hard at work on the port, but in order to do justice to the game and make it into the great experience Switch players deserve, our team needs more time. This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out."

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If Apex Legends is in fact arriving on 2nd February, we expect to hear something official very soon. Will you be downloading this free-to-play title when it eventually lands on the Switch? Drop a comment down below.

[source gonintendo.com]