The Australian branch of the Target corporation has apparently listed Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch, bringing up the possibility of another well-regarded thirty-party game making its way onto Nintendo’s console. While there’s no confirmation yet from Take Two or Nintendo, it’s still an interesting option to consider for most players.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is the sequel to 2011’s first Red Dead Redemption game, itself a sequel to the Red Dead Revolver game that came out in 2004. The game won critical acclaim for its story, writing, and expansive world, and now if what Target has said is true, we might be getting that same reward when, or if, we see Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch.
There’s always the possibility that this is a late April Fools’ game, but there are a number of games that have to come to the Nintendo Switch that you wouldn’t normally think would go on that console, like Doom and other third-party titles. While Nintendo isn’t a stranger to putting enormous open-world games in the Switch, there’s no telling how Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch would go.
While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had a massive open world for players to run around and explore in, Red Dead Redemption 2 has it beaten in a number of categories. The game is a great deal more detailed than Breath of the Wild, with a much more active world that likely requires more power than the Switch is capable of.
However, there’s also the possibility that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be downgraded so that it can work on the Switch. And that still doesn’t answer the question of whether or not the game will actually be coming. We’ll have to wait on an actual response from Nintendo before we can get excited about seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch, but hopefully that answer will come soon, whether it’s yes or no.
If it turns out we won’t be seeing Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Switch, you can still play the game on Xbox One and Playstation 4.