According to a leak from EBGames, two THQ Nordic games will be coming to Nintendo Switch: Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition and Biomutant. Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition will have a release date for this summer and Biomutant will have a Switch release date for next year.
Fans of the Darksiders series will remember Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, a remastered version of Darksiders 2, released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows back in 2018. According to the listing, Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition will be coming to the Switch on August 30th.
The game description on EBGames’ website says:
What starts with War, ends in Death. Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation.
Furthermore, the description also lists the following as the game’s mechanics and features:
- Play Death: Become the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, able to destroy entire worlds and battle forces beyond Heaven and Hell.
- Epic Universe: Unlike anything the player has seen before, delivered in the unique style of Joe Mad.
- Player Choice & Customization: Customize your experience with varied armour sets, weapons, and Skill Trees allowing players to create their own Death.
- Replay-ability: Explore a vast open world, complete dozens of side quests and customize your Death with a full levelling system, Skill Trees and endless equipment combinations.
- Traversal: Death is a nimble and agile character capable of incredible acrobatic feats allowing the player to explore the world like never before.
Pre-orders for Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for Nintendo Switch are live for $29.99 through their website. Additionally, Switch owners can also purchase the game physically from their stores on August 30th.
EBGames also lists Biomutant soon to release on the Switch. According to the listing, pre-orders for Biomutant are now live for $59.99 with a Switch release date of 30th March 2020. Switch players will be able to experience the “open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG with unique martial art styled combat system allowing you to mix melee, shooting, and mutant ability action.”
Right now, it is unknown what FPS Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition will run on the Switch. Since Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition was “not optimized to run at 60 FPS on console nor was the data optimized for that”, it is likely the Switch port will be locked at 30 FPS as well.
It is also possible Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition will take advantage of the recently added “Boost Mode” in Nintendo Switch, either to cut back on loading times or add more detail.
Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition has a release date of August 30th and Biomutant will be releasing on 30th March 2020 for Nintendo Switch.