Nintendo Direct E3 2018: Fortnite

Published: June 12, 2018 1:15 PM /

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Incredibly popular battle royale game Fortnite will be available for Nintendo Switch today, at 10am PST (1pm EST).

The news was revealed during Nintendo's Direct presentation earlier today. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime promised "the full Fortnite experience" to players. It doesn't look like there'll be any Nintendo-specific content for the platform, but it also doesn't seem like anything's been removed or streamlined to make the game work for the Switch, which is impressive. There is no word on the Fortnite: Save The World mode of the game which is just on PC so far, but the full Fortnite: Battle Royale experience appears to be there.

News of Fortnite's release for the Switch was accompanied by a launch trailer, which you can watch here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk56OpKuFts

The trailer depicts some of the game's vibrant characters aboard the signature Battle Bus before they leap out in order to join the fray. As is customary with Nintendo's Switch presentations, a series of people are then shown playing Fortnite while out and about, showing off the ability to "play anywhere". The game also supports the full contingent of Switch controllers, including the Switch Pro Controller, as well as the Joy-Cons either docked on the console, attached to the grip or free-floating. Doesn't seem like there's any motion control support, though, so how you play doesn't matter too much.

Prior to this announcement, there have been persistent rumors that Fortnite would be released for the Nintendo Switch. It's nice to finally have an official announcement on it, though, and the immediate availability is a pretty nice touch, too.

Looking forward to playing Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below!

If you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

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