Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Nintendo Switch Version Canceled

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Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Nintendo Switch Version Canceled

May 3, 2019

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

The Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Nintendo Switch version has unfortunately been canceled. Deathwatch is a turn-based strategy game that sees players commanding the titular squad of elite Space Marines in intense tactical battles. This game was planned to be making its way to the Nintendo Switch, but some recent information from a UK-based video game publisher states that the game has been canceled for that platform.

A fan inquired on Twitter if the Deathwatch Nintendo Switch version was canceled following an e-mail he received stating that the manufacturer was no longer releasing the game in the UK. "Yes, we're afraid so," said a tweet from Funbox Media Ltd. in response to the inquiry. "It’s out of our control I’m afraid. We really wanted to release the game, but higher powers made the decision."

The Deathwatch are an elite unit of Space Marines serving the God-Emperor of Mankind. Unlike standard Space Marine chapters, Deathwatch Space Marines are drawn from every other chapter and specialize in fighting aliens at the behest of the Inquisition. Rather than deploy in standard squads, Deathwatch Marines deploy in small units known as Kill-Teams. A particularly dangerous encounter may result in several Kill-Teams working with one another.

Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch saw players commanding one such Kill-Team in turn-based, tactical combat. Tyranids are threatening the empire of man and it's up to you to hold off the alien invasion before they bring ruin to the lands you're defending.

 
 

While the Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Nintendo Switch version has been canceled, you can still get your hands on it via other platforms. It's currently available for the PC via Steam at a price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent, as a physical copy for the PS4 at a price of $24.66 via Amazon, and for iOS via iTunes at a price of $1.99. In the meantime, why not consider starting to collect some real Warhammer 40,000 minis?

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What do you think of the Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch Nintendo Switch version being canceled? Were you looking forward to the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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