An Overwatch Nintendo Switch case listing was posted on Amazon by the accessory maker PowerA on Monday. However, after a brief time of the listing being live, it was quickly pulled down again after users from ResetEra posted a picture of the listing on Twitter. Fortunately at least one post on Twitter still has an image of the listing. Check it out below and read on for more details.
Overwatch-themed Nintendo Switch case (PowerA) listed on Amazon https://t.co/5pceXbSUrZ
"Officially Licensed by Nintendo and blizzard entertainment" pic.twitter.com/yfK0YzmLuN
— Wario64 (@Wario64) August 26, 2019
The Overwatch Nintendo Switch case was described as being officially licensed by both Nintendo and Blizzard Entertainment, the repercussions of which could be dramatic for the future of the console. If both Nintendo and Blizzard Entertainment have sanctioned the creation of an official Overwatch Nintendo Switch case, then it probably means that Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch. While the mere existence of this product listing is no proof that the case, or the Nintendo Switch port of Overwatch, exist, there’s a very good chance that both are real.
In 2017 Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch Game Director, told fans that a port of Overwatch for the Nintendo Switch was a possibility. While he didn’t deny that the port was feasible, he did say that it would be a challenge on a technical level. In a separate Reddit AMA Kaplan also commented on the fact that Blizzard Entertainment could make an Overwatch Nintendo Switch port, but it would be a lot of work. He also stated that the console is his second favourite behind the Nintendo 3DS, though whether this fact would speed up an Overwatch port is anyone’s guess.
The fact that Diablo 3 has already been ported to the Nintendo Switch has led many to believe that an Overwatch port is in the works. With a Nintendo Direct rumoured to be coming in the next few months, and BlizzCon 2019 occurring in November, many people have already decided that a port will definitely be announced around the time of these two events. With the game already popular on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4, there’s no reason that both Nintendo and Blizzard Entertainment wouldn’t consider a Nintendo Switch port.
The most recent content addition to Overwatch came in the form of new character Sigma. Check out the full-size Overwatch Nintendo Switch case images below.