Overwatch may be coming to the Nintendo Switch after all as a recent leak might suggest. A listing on Amazon showed an official Blizzard and Nintendo-licensed case for Nintendo Switch consoles with an Overwatch theme. With Diablo III releasing on the Switch last year, Blizzard and Nintendo aren’t strangers and Overwatch could be a part of their continuing partnership.
Overwatch-themed Nintendo Switch case (PowerA) listed on Amazon https://t.co/5pceXbSUrZ
"Officially Licensed by Nintendo and blizzard entertainment" pic.twitter.com/yfK0YzmLuN
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While the item was quickly delisted, it’s still real. Further adding to speculation of an Overwatch-on-Switch theory is a post in a Reddit AMA by game director Jeff Kaplan two years ago. Jeff said, “I’m loving the Switch! My second favorite gaming platform of all time is the 3DS. Getting on the Switch is very challenging for us. But we’re always open minded about exploring possible platforms.”
Users on Twitter and Reddit have already begun speculating further. Could Overwatch allow for special control schemes utilizing the Joy-Con motion controls? Could the case not actually be for Overwatch but the much rumored and speculated “Overwatch 2,” which rumors suggest may be announced this year? (Probably not.) The biggest hype has been around the possible inclusion of Tracer or D.Va as a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which has no actual basis in fact at this time. Speculation began with leaks around Tracer last year, but a recent supposed leak on 4chan as reported by Dexerto has suggested it may be D.Va instead.
The leaks have fans of the series and uninitiated Switch users hyped up, and only time will tell if they play out to be true. If the leaks are true, we’ll likely get confirmation at BlizzCon in November of this year.
For more Overwatch content, see our break down of the Overwatch League playoffs. Or for lore related content, see our compilation of the top three heroes who desperately need new lore.
I fell in love with Tomb Raider for the PS1 as a 4 year old and have gamed ever since. While I’ve meddled with the pro scenes of a couple games, I only really got invested with Overwatch for which I’ve been a pro player, coach and analyst in the tier 3 scene. Nowadays I mostly just play Overwatch, some Pdx Grand Strategies and R6 Siege but my favourite video game will forever be Star Wars Republic Commando. RIP Sev, you’ll always be remembered.
Disclosure: I’ve been a tournament admin and writer for The NUEL. While I am unlikely to cover the UK collegiate scene I still believe it important to disclose.