The developers at Panic Button are, for lack of a better term, freakin’ wizards. They ported DOOM to the Nintendo Switch. It couldn’t be done, some gamers said, and Panic Button proved them wrong. The studio stands to prove gamers wrong yet again with the upcoming Switch port of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. While the company is working on several new projects, the other Wolfenstein games are not among them. Yet.
During E3, Gamespot managed to talk to Panic Button head Adam Creighton about the Nintendo Switch port of Wolfenstein II. While Creighton stated he was excited for the game, he postfaced his enthusiasm by admitting that neither Wolfenstein: The New Order nor The Old Blood would be ported to the Switch.
“That’s a Bethesda discussion, honestly,” stated Creighton. “It’s [up to] them and Nintendo as to what would work for the platform. I think it’ll be interesting to see how [The New Colossus is] received right after it launches at the end of the month and what Bethesda does from there.”
Sadly, Switch owners are going to miss out on more than just The New Order and The Old Blood. Creighton has confirmed that the Switch port of Wolfenstein II will not contain any of the DLC. This could potentially mean Switch owners also won’t receive the standalone game Wolfenstein: Youngblood that was announced during E3. But, that all could change. “Right now we’re releasing the base game,” Creighton explained. “Bethesda is going to look at what the reaction is in the market, what people want.”
While we shouldn’t expect The New Order, The Old Blood, or any of the DLC for The New Colossus anytime soon, if the market reaction is positive, Panic Button could easily find itself working on several new ports. We will just have to wait until June 29th when Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on the Nintendo Switch.