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Nintendo Switch Getting Wasteland 2, While Others Wait For Wasteland 3.

December 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut is coming to Nintendo Switch. The game developer and chief of the inXile Entertainment, Brian Fargo shared an image of the game’s development build running on the Nintendo Switch console. The game’s sequel Wasteland 3 is slated for 2019 release and this announcement comes as a surprise to many fans as no one was expecting the RPG to arrive on the Switch.

The Director’s Cut is an enhanced version of the original game. The studio has added some new gameplay features and also made a significant upgrade to the game’s visuals. Apart from the visual overhaul, this edition includes new dialogues, bonuses, a redesigned UI, and improved gameplay mechanics.

For the Director’s Cut edition, the game was rebuilt in Unity 5. The shift from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5 brought massive upgrade in the game’s environment and characters. The developer added more customization options to the game, and on the Switch, players will be able to customize the squad in a better way. The update also added some new personality traits designed for the game’s characters to make them look more real and responsive.

Wasteland 2 was originally launched on PC and was ported to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The company is also working on Wasteland 3 which is scheduled to arrive on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC with no specific release date given as of this writing. The game is a heavy port and complex too. Some fans are literally worried about how the game will look on the Nintendo Switch’s 720p display. Fargo has confirmed that the same team who worked on The Bard’s Tale port for iOS and Android is working on Wasteland 2 port for Nintendo Switch.

There are many players who have played the game on PC or other consoles, but even after buying the game once for the console, there are players who won’t mind buying it again on Switch. The franchise takes players to an era where the Soviet Union and the United States are in the middle of a nuclear war and before the gameplay begins, they get to see several events that took place after the war.

When you start playing the game, you will realize that there’s so much to do in Wasteland 2. The game offers over 80 hours of gameplay and with time, you will realize that even the smallest decisions in the game can leave a big impact on the gameplay. The way you react to different challenges and in-game events will decide the forthcoming events and the outcome. It’s a huge world and your actions are responsible for everything that happens to anyone in the Wasteland. The game offers hundreds of characters and over 150 weapons.

You may not find Wasteland 2 the best RPG on Nintendo Switch, but it really captures the realism of the post-apocalyptic setting. With well-written terrifying consequences and background voices, the game makes players think before they act. Every decision brings some expected and unexpected results. The studio has also done a great work in bringing PS4 and Xbox One ports. Despite a few glitches on both the consoles, the gameplay, navigation, and controls are pretty smooth and everything is so simple, and merely requires any extra efforts.

All of these qualities translate into a must-have post-apocalyptic RPG that maintains the elements franchise fans love. The Director’s Cut successfully softens the areas where the attention was needed. Once after completing the game, you will likely play the game again. If you haven’t picked the game up for your console, this is the right time to test the game to get familiar with the franchise and story so when the Wasteland 3 arrives on consoles, you’ll be in a position to take better decision. For Switch owners, this is one more sign that Nintendo is consistently working on making its library thrive with good games. Those who don’t own a Switch, you can buy it now because there are many good reasons to do so.

Staff Writer; Corey Shaw

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One Response to “Nintendo Switch Getting Wasteland 2, While Others Wait For Wasteland 3.”
  1. Black Gamer. says:

    Good look for Nintendo.
    I do wonder if “Sony” will take note, and maybe release a new version of PSVITA. Why allow that handheld game console to fade away.

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