Baldur’s Gate 3 potentially coming to Nintendo Switch 2

Baldur’s Gate 3 potentially coming to Nintendo Switch 2
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Joseph Kime


18th Sep 2023 10:50

Though you'd think that the slow trickle of releases from Baldur's Gate 3 would hinder it by irritating fans on console who are desperate to get their hands on it, quite the opposite has been true. It seems like every week, the Dungeon & Dragons title feels brand-new again.

Although it came as a surprise that the game was such a breakthrough success, to see more and more players pick it up after launch has been no shock, given the amount of love it's seen. Baldur's Gate 3 has been smashing it on all fronts - and now it looks like there could be a new horizon for it to tackle.

Baldur's Gate 3 rumoured to launch on Switch 2

While conversation swirls about what new hardware Nintendo is working on, it seems that leakers are pointing out some of the games we could see on the mythical Switch 2 - and it looks like the relatively taxing Baldur's Gate 3 could appear.

The GamingLeaksandRumours subreddit has pointed out that developer Etsushi Iizuka has been a part of the Nintendo team for a very long time. They've gone on to suggest that there's something to be discerned by the fact that he's offered "special thanks" by Baldur's Gate 3 in its credits.

There are other games on the list here that have received support on the Switch, like Disney Illusion Island and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, and it has led users to believe that Baldur's Gate 3 could come to Nintendo hardware.

As we're seemingly staring down the barrel of a new console, and the Switch's processing power is drawn more into question each day, fans are wondering if the successor to the Switch will be its home.

Could Nintendo's Switch successor even run Baldur's Gate 3?

A group of adventurers in Baldur's Gate 3.
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The power of the Nintendo Switch has been a point of contention since its release, and there are plenty of fans who still reckon that whatever Nintendo has next simply won't cut it, even with so many tough consoles on the market. After all, we hear the Switch 2 would be similar to the PS4 or Xbox One.

There are concerns that Nintendo's fun-over-power attitude could sink its chances of running big games that aren't properly optimised. If the company debuts Baldur's Gate 3 on its next hardware, it could be a huge mission statement for the power of the console. It's not like Nintendo to flex, but this could be its chance.

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