Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

DOOM Eternal finally gets a release date on Nintendo Switch

Bethesda and idSoftware have finally confirmed the release date for Doom Eternal on Nintendo Switch, arriving several months after other versions of the hellish shooter.

The portable version of the bombastic shooter experience will be arriving on December 12, with downloadable content set to arrive at a later date. Given it only just launched on other consoles, we imagine it needs a bit of extra work before the smaller machine can handle it. 

Once again developed by Panic Button, the studio behind ports of the original DOOM, Wolfenstein and several other impressive Switch conversions, this will likely be a solid package once it arrives next month just days after Cyberpunk 2077

Players can experience the extensive solo campaign alongside all of Doom Eternal’s multiplayer modes on the platform, although expect obvious compromises in terms of visuals and performance to accommodate the less powerful hardware. But given its previous work, Panic Button is more than up to such a task. 

Related: Best Switch Games

“With Doom Eternal, id Software cranks the volume up to 20. There’s a booming soundtrack, pulse-raising action and stunning hellish landscapes aplenty but the sequel still isn’t without its flaws,” reads our review of the shooter sequel, which builds upon the 2016 reboot in so many brilliant ways. 

The Nintendo Switch version will also include gyro controls which take advantage of the console’s motion functionality. We’d love to see an official DOOM Marine amiibo, but perhaps that’s a little too much of a pipedream on our part.

Switch ports such as this are never the ideal way to experience games like Doom Eternal, but present a worthwhile alternative for those who don’t own other platforms, or simply wish to play on the move. We’ll be sure to deliver our impressions of the Doom Eternal port upon its release next month, so keep an eye on Trusted Reviews until then! 


Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words