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Pillars of Eternity coming to Nintendo Switch this summer

Pillars of Eternity - Switch

Pillars of Eternity is coming to Nintendo Switch in summer 2019. Obsidian Entertainment, the game’s developer, has announced that Pillars of Eternity will release for the console on August 8, 2019.

The release for Nintendo Switch is called Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition. The title comes with the core game and all previously released DLCs and updates, such as the much higher level cap the game now has. Pillars of Eternity Complete Edition will cost £40/$50 USD/$72 AUD.

A physical release hasn’t been confirmed but is suspected. The game’s sequel, Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire, is set to launch for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 at some point later in the year.

The Pillars of Eternity games are harcore isometric RPG titles that take players back to the classic RPG gameplay of Bladur’s Gate. The game is set in a deep fantasy world filled with interesting characters to meet and lore to explore and understand. Many have called it the return to classic RPGs, but because the title doesn’t compromise on the fast-paced gameplay players expect today it’s still well-loved and played today.

The Nintendo Switch isn’t the console that springs to mind when hardcore RPGs are mentioned, but the platform plays host to quite a few. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Octopath Traveler are just two RPGs that have found a home on the Nintendo Switch, with more and more Final Fantasy games being ported over each year.

Pillars of Eternity is yet another hardcore RPG that will call the Nintendo Switch home, further expanding the console’s reach.

Obsidian Entertainment is also responsible for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games, and the upcoming title, The Outer Worlds, in addition to Fallout: New Vegas. Many Nintendo Switch owners would love to see more Obsidian Entertainment titles make the move to Nintendo Switch, but with Microsoft as their new owners only time will tell when these future ports will happen.

With many Bethesda titles releasing for the platform, it would seem logical to bring Fallout: New Vegas to the Nintendo Switch. However, that process is probably fraught with potential legal issues, and may never happen.

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