The first Nintendo 64 game on the Switch is finally here! In a surprising announcement during today's Nintendo Direct, publisher Bethesda announced the upcoming release on the N64 classic DOOM 64. In celebration of the franchises 25th anniversary, DOOM 64 will see its first-ever re-release since the original 64 port came out way back in 1997. While there is no word on any enhancements or additions to the core game such as cheats or enhanced switch specific controls, it does seem like the game itself has seen a slight visual overall due to the aspect ratio and cleaner image from the press release.
Unfortunately, DOOM 64 will not feature any multiplayer modes but will have online cloud save support for all those with a Nintendo online subscription. DOOM 64's release date has been confirmed for November 22 (which is also my birthday, thanks Bethesda). No info on the games price or availability on any other platforms but judging from the other 3 available DOOM ports on the system you can expect to pay around $9.99 for the game.
If you're still hankering for even more DOOM this year, you can play the original, its sequel, and DOOM 3 on the Nintendo Switch right now. This is a great way to pass the time before this year's highly anticipated sequel to 2016's reboot, DOOM Eternal, which also comes out on the same day as DOOM 64. So if you're a hardcore DOOM fan then get ready for a very busy thanksgiving.
And yes, this marks yet another piece of tech that can in fact, run DOOM.
Are you excited for DOOM 64? What other N64 games would you like to see come to the Switch? Is DOOM 64 better than the original? What's your preferred platform for DOOM? Mine favorite is an ATM. Let us know in the comments below!