While Bethesda QuakeCon started its live streaming rather rudely, important news since its opening is confirmed – Earthquake is now coming to Nintendo Switch after its listing dropped today. We checked an online store in the UK and US where it costs $ 9.99 / £ 7.99. (We posted the Xbox trailer download as Nintendo is outdated)
It looks like this is a really solid iteration of the classic. It’s absent on all current consoles, and on the Switch, it’s 1080p when docked, with widescreen support and a wide array of visual and technical enhancements. And yes, it has gyroscope motion controls.
In terms of content, it has the original campaign and all the original expansion packs; intriguingly there new included an extension called Machine Dimension. It was developed by MachineGames, which is well known for the Wolfenstein games of recent years.
As for the multiplayer game, there is a co-op game for two players on a split screen or up to 4 players online; the competition is online for 8 players or local split screen for 4 players. It’s nice to note that there are dedicated servers for online matchmaking, and if you choose to set up one-to-one matches with friends, it will use a peer-to-peer network. Co-op campaign and online play are also available. all cross-platform with PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
Finally, there are mods. The game includes “free, carefully curated fan-made and official mods and missions like Quake 64,” and more will be promised soon.
Uhseems to us a promising package! Are you going to pick it up?