Doom Eternal Physical Nintendo Switch Version Cancelled, Digital Release “100% On Track”

Doom Eternal

Bethesda have announced that the physical Nintendo Switch version of Doom Eternal has been cancelled.

While a Nintendo Switch release date had not been confirmed, there had been unconfirmed reports of GameStop customers having their physical pre-orders of the game cancelled. In a statement given to IGN, Bethesda has now confirmed the game will be getting a digital only release on Nintendo Switch.

“While Doom Eternal is 100% on track for an imminent digital-only release on Nintendo Switch, the absence of a physical release at retail resulted in cancelled pre-orders. Affected customers will receive full refunds and should contact their preferred retailer for more information.”

The game is set eight months after the events of Doom (2016), with over 60% of Earth’s population wiped out by demons. The Doom Slayer returns, now with a satellite fortress, to rip and tear through the demonic forces and kill the three Hell Priests to end the invasion.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.

Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity.

The Only Thing they Fear… Is You.
Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power in DOOM Eternal – the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.

Slayer Threat Level At Maximum
Armed with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower, retractable wrist-mounted blade, upgraded guns and mods, and abilities, you’re faster, stronger, and more versatile than ever.

Unholy Trinity
Take what you need from your enemies: Glory kill for extra health, incinerate for armor, and chainsaw demons to stock up on ammo to become the ultimate demon-slayer.

Enter Battlemode
A new 2 versus 1 multiplayer experience. A fully-armed DOOM Slayer faces off against two player-controlled demons, fighting it out in a best-of-five round match of intense first-person combat.

Doom Eternal is available on Windows PC (via Bethesda, and Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, and coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X. In case you missed it, you can find our review here (we recommend it!)

Image: Steam

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.