Nintendo has been pushing pretty hard to get strong AAA third-party support for the Nintendo Switch, and while it’s not quite at the level it needs to get to, it’s certainly getting there, slowly but surely. That said, it doesn’t appear that certain blockbusters will be making the journey to the system.
Among them is Warner Bros.’ forthcoming sequel Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The game is a follow-up to the best-selling hit Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and features a number of enhancements, including an improved Nemesis system, a bigger world to explore, and more head-chopping combat than you can shake a stick at.
Sadly, Switch owners won’t be able to experience the game. At least, not anytime soon. During a recent interview with Gamespot, Michael de Plater, vice president of creative for the developers at Monolith, noted that the studio has “no plans for the Switch at this time.” That’s not to say that something won’t happen in the future, but, for the time being, the team has enough platforms to focus on between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with an August 22nd release date approaching.
Warner Bros. has been on and off with support for the Nintendo Switch thus far. Lego City Undercover did come out earlier this year, alongside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions; however, Injustice 2 skipped the platform, instead releasing on other systems. That’s not to say we’ll never see a port of that game – especially considering its popularity and the fact that the original Injustice: Gods Among Us did release for Wii U – but it’s not likely at the moment.
As for games forthcoming in the future, Warner Bros. hasn’t revealed that many titles for the system just yet, aside from Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, which will arrive later this year.
Maybe the support will pick up as the system continues to pick up in sales, but, for now, it’s all about the other consoles, and that’s where Shadow of War is looking to thrive. Maybe sometime in the future, we can take our Orc killing on the go. You know, to liven up those boring road trips…