Panic Button confirmed to bring Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to Switch


Though we’ve known for some time now that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would be coming to the Nintendo Switch, we’ve just now uncovered who exactly will be making the game a reality. Panic Button, who was responsible for bringing both Doom and Rocket League to the system, will be taking on the project. It also brought Injustice: Gods Among Us to PlayStation Vita back in 2013. 

MachineGames narrative designer Tommy Tordsson Bork and senior game designer Andreas Öjerfors confirmed the announcement during an interview with GameReactor, where Öjerfors explained that the company’s employees are “experts at the Switch.” He elaborated, “And now they’re experts with the engine so we work with them, and the Doom version turned out to be really kick-ass on the Switch so I think Wolfenstein will be the same.”

The Doom port for Switch turned out to be as faithful of a recreation of the excellent shooter remake as you’d want it to be, with smooth graphical performance and controls that feel fantastic whether you’re using Joy-Cons or a Pro Controller. Bethesda publishing the game on Switch is the right move to begin with, too, especially since Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a fantastic shooter in its own right and a very, very good Wolfenstein game. 

As far as a release date, there isn’t one planned just yet. So if you get a Switch for the holidays or plan on playing through Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on the system, you’ll be waiting a little bit.