Revealed Sunday during Square Enix’s E3 presentation, the Eidos-Montreal developed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has now been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch. This news came from Nintendo’s latest direct which was streamed today. The version that Switch owners will get, however, is slightly different than the one that will land on other platforms.
Despite getting ports of titles like DOOM: Eternal and Mortal Kombat 11 which at least partially came on cartridges, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy can only be streamed through the cloud and it’s the exact same offering that’s on other devices. You’ll still be able to play both at home on your TV and undocked in handheld mode, but you’re going to need a stable internet connection to play it. This means that if you commute via public transport or are a frequent flyer, you won’t be able to enjoy Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy in those scenarios.
Because of how it’s being delivered, this game won’t get any type of physical version on Switch, nor will there be a deluxe option either. Square Enix assures players though that they’ll be able to earn the bonus items found in the deluxe edition through regular gameplay though. You’ll also be able to enjoy Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy without the need of a Nintendo Switch online subscription too.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a single-player action-adventure where players control the legendary Star-Lord, Peter Quill, as he and his fellow teammates explore the galaxy and battle alien threats.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is available October 26th on Nintendo Switch, the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles and PC.