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Nintendo Switch: this long-awaited RPG is finally canceled

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Launched in 2017 alongside the incomparable The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo Switch is one of the most popular consoles from the Japanese manufacturer. While a Pro version is supposed to be launched soon, according to well-informed journalists at Bloomberg, Nintendo continues to deny it. The releases continue to accumulate there, although some projects end up being abandoned all the same. This is the case of this highly anticipated RPG, which unfortunately has just been canceled.

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2022 will definitely not be the year of good news. Although good video game releases have followed one another since the beginning of the year, the stroke of fate has just struck an expected release. Lost Ark, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden Westlovers of good games are in heaven. And on Nintendo Switch, Pokémon fans were able to enjoy the revival brought earlier this year with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. A semi-open world that will have introduced players to this new gameplay, right on time to accommodate the next versions of the franchise, namely Scarlet and Violet.

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And on Nintendo Switch, the releases are linked. In addition to exclusives, many publishers want to bring their flagship titles there. More or less successful ports that nevertheless allow owners of Nintendo’s hybrid console to appreciate its mobility. CD Projekt was able to create a surprise by managing to obtain a port of The Witcher 3 by the talented artists at Saber Interactive. Only it sometimes happens that ports never see the light of day, although announced for years. This is the case of this highly anticipated RPG signed Obsidian, released in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To accompany this release on consoles, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Following Pillars of Eternity first of the name, was then announced on Nintendo Switch. A port supposed to be released in 2018 which was quickly pushed back to 2019. Only, in August 2019, Versus Evil, the game’s publisher, let it be known that this port would finally happen “shortlyAnd after years of waiting and doubting, Versus Evil finally ripped the band-aid off worried fans last week by announcing on the official Discord that the port would ultimately never see the light of day.

“Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with the project. Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire on Nintendo Switch.”

You will have understood it, the Switch port of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire will never see the light of day. Versus Evil did not dwell on the reasons, it remains to be seen what prompted the publisher to make this decision. Versus Evil may share more information in the coming weeks. But until then, fans who were waiting for the port will unfortunately have to mourn.

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