Doom Eternal expansion DLC teased, yet still no Switch release date

Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One expansion DLC teased, yet still no Nintendo Switch release date part 1

Believe it or not, Doom Eternal launched back in March 2020. It feels like a lifetime ago, in part due to a global pandemic, but also because we’re nearly six months out from release. Now, id Software and Bethesda have teased the first campaign expansion DLC for the game, The Ancient Gods, Part One, with a full reveal coming at Gamescom 2020. Next-gen upgrades have also been revealed for later this year, all without a mention of the release date for the Nintendo Switch version.

A Switch version of Doom Eternal was announced alongside the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions. Off the back of Doom 2016’s successful port to Switch, it seemed a no-brainer to bring the sequel over too. The problem is Doom 2016 released on Switch just two months after its announcement. This time around, we’re coming up on half a year with no solid release date. We were told last month that the Switch version’s release date will be announced “pretty soon,” so here’s hoping.

Provided a Nintendo Switch version of Doom Eternal does eventually arrive, the DLC looks promising. The Ancient Gods, Part One is the first of two major campaign add-ons on its way. The teaser clip is more an announcement than anything, so we’ll have to wait until the Gamescom Opening Night Live stream on Aug. 27 for more details. Fingers crossed we hear more about the Switch release date soon and that maybe, just maybe, the DLC might be included.

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