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Bethesda has confirmed that the Switch version of Doom Eternal is still on track. The physical version has been scrapped, however.

There was some concern about the status of Doom Eternal for Switch after GameStop started contacting customers who pre-ordered the game and informed them that it had been canceled. Now we know that the news simply applied to the physical version.

Bethesda said in a statement:

Doom Eternal

As Switch owners continue to wait for Doom Eternal, GameStop is raising the anxiety level of its customers. We’re hearing reports that the retailer started reaching out to consumers today – presumably those that have pre-ordered the game on Nintendo’s console – and are claiming that the port has been canned.

A few people on Twitter have mentioned having received the call:

Xbox Bethesda

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Zenmix in September, which includes all of Bethesda. The Elder Scrolls, Doom, and more now technically lie with Xbox. Some fans have been wondering what the move means for titles going forward on other platforms.

Thankfully, at least for now, it sounds like Bethesda releases won’t necessarily be exclusive to Xbox. The priority for Microsoft instead is to have content “to be either first or better or best or pick your differentiated experience, on our platforms.”

Xbox chief financial officer Tim Stuart said the following during the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference last week:

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Bethesda has introduced a major 1.9.0 patch for The Elder Scrolls: Blades. The update includes a Quest Menu in place of the Quest Map, new event quests, the Dark Seducers, seasons, improvements, and bug fixes.

Below are the full patch notes: 

Nintendo Everything Podcast 098

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Tokyo Game Show 2020 is in full swing and we aim to be your go-to Nintendo podcast of two friends yelling at each other. Age of Calamity and Monster Hunter: Rise are really doing it for us – especially Hyrule Warriors Impa. But until those games come out, we’ve got the big Halloween Animal Crossing update. Also, a mega-corporation buying a developer/publisher that has no problems developing/publishing on their own is never good for consumers.

Check out links and timestamps below and come hang out.

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Doom and Doom II

The classic Doom and Doom II releases have continued to receive add-ons since their original launch. Another one was made available this week: REKKR.

Here’s a brief introduction from Bethesda:

Xbox Bethesda

Microsoft announced today that it has acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. What might that mean for Switch owners? Potentially, not much.

Bethesda finally started to support a Nintendo console in Switch with the likes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Doom, Wolfenstein, and more. Doom Eternal was also previously announced for the system, but it doesn’t have a release date. The question now is whether there will be future support. Xbox boss Phil Spencer did tell Bloomberg that Microsoft will decide on whether to launch Bethesda games on “other consoles” outside of Xbox “on a case by case basis.”

Microsoft has also confirmed that it is honoring any other agreements made prior to the acquisition. Based on that, as well as the company’s support for Switch with games such as Minecraft and Ori, we should still at least be getting Doom Eternal on Switch.


Doom Eternal

Although it launched about half a year ago, Switch fans are still waiting for the release of Doom Eternal. We still don’t have any sort of idea as to when it’s launching on the console, but the good news is that things are coming along.

During a session for PAX Online x EGX Digital, Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton provided a status update. The Switch version is said to be “very close,” and Stratton noted how “we’re trying to be very uncompromising with what it needs to be because there’s a high demand for it.” He added that it’ll be shown “in the not too distant future.”

Stratton’s full words:

Doom 64

Limited Run Games has announced that it has teamed up with Bethesda to produce physical versions for Doom 64 on Switch.

Aside from a standard copy, fans will be able to purchase a Classic Edition. The latter version includes goodies like a commemorative N64 cart and double-sided poster.

Pre-orders open on September 25 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET. You’ll be able to reserve a copy on Limited Run Games’ website.


Bethesda has rolled out the latest add-on for the re-release of Doom II on Switch. Players can now experience BTSX, Episode 2, which originally debuted in 2014.

Here’s a bit of information about BTSX, Episode 2:

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