Report: Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto V Announcements Coming For Nintendo Switch

Red Dead Redemption

Remember last year’s final Nintendo Direct? Nintendo threw a curveball our way when it announced that Bethesda would be bringing Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to the system, bringing strong third-party support to the platform. Well, we could be in for another big one-two punch, as soon as next week.

A Reddit user by the name of DasVergeben, who predicted (correctly) that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be coming to Injustice 2 this year, has posted a slew of titles that will be announced during the company’s supposed Nintendo Direct special taking place next week. During that time, it will turn to yet another powerhouse third-party publisher for two potential hits for the Nintendo Switch – and they’re big names.

The first game that’s mentioned is Grand Theft Auto V. A port of this game would make absolute sense, since it’s sold 70 million copies worldwide and has become the game of choice for both campaign and online multiplayer fans. But, in addition, DasVergeben also suggests that the platform will see a remastered port of Red Dead Redemption, to coincide with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on other platforms this summer.

These games would follow Rockstar’s release of L.A. Noire from last year, which was well received since the game took advantage of the Nintendo Switch hardware specifically.

Rockstar hasn’t said a word, and neither has Nintendo, so take this rumor with a grain of salt. Also, another thing to consider is the hard drive space for the games. Grand Theft Auto V would require a great deal of space, similar to what L.A. Noire requires, although Red Dead Redemption might be able to squeak by on a 32GB cartridge.

There is the possibility that Nintendo is prepping its 64GB formatted cartridges with these games in mind, estimated for a summer release. We’ve heard in the past that they wouldn’t be coming to 2019, but to get Rockstar’s games on shelves, these might be the exception to the rule.

Nintendo still hasn’t said anything about its latest Nintendo Direct, but it’s expected to be announced any day now. And, hopefully, we’ll see these two games kick the show off with a bang.

Grand Theft Auto V is available now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while Red Dead Redemption is available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Thanks to Gamerant for the scoop!