Fortnite Is Definitely Coming To The Nintendo Switch [Updated]

Update: Fornite has been officially rated for the Nintendo Switch by the Korean Game Classification Board. The original article follows.

It looks like rumors that Fortnite is making its way to Nintendo Switch might be true. A new photo showcasing E3 2018 booth planning has leaked, and it shows a number of unannounced Switch ports. The biggest name of the bunch is Epic Games' popular Battle Royale shooter Fortnite, but there are some other big unannounced third-party ports listed as well.

Fortnite has made waves in the past year thanks to it being the first major Battle Royale game to hit consoles. It's managed to surpass its main competitor (who they're currently in a legal situation with), PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, in terms of popularity and money earned, and has also become the most popular multiplayer game. It's currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile, so bringing it to Nintendo Switch would be the final piece of the puzzle in terms of getting the free-to-play shooter on all major platforms.

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Also included in the leaked photo, which first surfaced on 4chan, are a number of unannounced Nintendo Switch ports. These include Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ, a port of the arcade hit Killer Queen, Ubisoft Toronto's action-adventure game Starlink: Battle for AtlasFIFA 19, free-to-play shooter Paladins and the unannounced party cooking game Overcooked! 2. These should be taken with a grain of salt as they're currently unofficial, but none of these would be much of a surprise.

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Epic Games bringing Fortnite to Nintendo Switch makes all the sense in the world. While Nintendo's system may not have the install base of the PlayStation 4, it's currently the system with the most momentum. There's also not any real Battle Boyale competition on Switch, so it gives the already huge game yet another niche to dominate. Not only will Epic Games fulfill a hole in the market, but they'll also make a ton of money in the process.

While Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch is obviously the biggest news story here, the rest of the list is plenty interesting in its own right. Fans begged Bandai Namco and Arc System Works for a Switch port of Dragon Ball FighterZ, so it's great to see gamers (possibly) getting what they want. Killer Queen Black also gives the multiplayer game a platform for more widespread success, and the original Overcooked is one of the most enjoyable cooperative multiplayer games in recent years. These are all strong announcements that point to a great E3 for Nintendo.

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Source: 4chan (via Kotaku)

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