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World War Z Nintendo Switch release date revealed

Saber Interactive’s World War Z is listed for a November release on Nintendo Switch.

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Saber Interactive’s World War Z is listed for a November release on Nintendo Switch.

A new eShop listing for World War Z points to the game being released for Nintendo Switch on November 3, 2021.

Publisher Koch Media has already confirmed that the game will be getting a digital and physical release, but this is the first concrete news regarding the game’s Switch port since it was revealed in Spring 2020.

We put the original version of World War Z through its paces back in 2019. In our review, Tom said:

“Like the movie it’s loosely based on, World War Z is in no way scary. It’s not even particularly compelling as a piece of horror. But like the movie, it is a relentless piece of AA action fluff that, if played with the right group of people, makes for a riotous and frenetic – if shallow – action tower defence game.”

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It will be interesting to see how modestly powered Nintendo Switch fares generating the undead swarms that are the game’s selling point. Speaking to IGN last year, studio CEO Matt Karch said:

“Keep in mind that we are rendering scenes with hundreds of enemies and four players online. Getting this to run on the Switch is the hardest thing that we have had to do – this is true even though we are porting our own [Swarm] engine over to the platform.”

We’re hopeful. Developer Saber Interactive worked wonders with the Nintendo Switch port of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, knowing what elements to pare back to ensure the game ran acceptably.

We’ll find out just how successful the studio has been with World War Z in a little over two months.


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