Gamers have been begging for Fortnite to make its way to the Nintendo Switch, with many speculating that E3 2018 would be the perfect place to make just such an announcement. Based on some recent leaks and such, it appears that might actually be the case.
E3 is just around the corner so, of course, we're seeing leaks aplenty make their way onto the internet. From a potential full rundown of what major publishers will be presenting to a new game in the Assassin's Creed series, the biggest surprise of E3 might be that anyone manages to actually surprise us with anything.
Even Nintendo isn't immune to such spoilers these days, as was recently proven by the early announcement of the Pokemon Let's Go games. And, heading into the upcoming trade show, we've got new evidence that one of the most highly requested Switch games could actually be happening.
Fortnite on the Switch seems like a no-brainer. The game has been a massive success on other platforms and the team at Epic even has a stable version of the Battle Royale mode running on mobile. In other words, it seemed like only a matter of time before the king of the 100-player free-for-all genre would be making a trip to Nintendo's latest platform.
Over on Gameinformer, they're reporting on an image circulating that appears to be boasting some of the games Nintendo plans to promote for the Switch during E3. At the top center of that list is none other than Fortnite. Also included on the list are known quantities like Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Starlink and Mario Tennis Aces, as well as a surprise sequel in Overcooked 2, and games that haven't yet been made official for the Switch such as Dragon Ball FighterZ and even the hero-based shooter, Paladins. Missing are games like Super Smash Bros. and the new expansion for Splatoon 2, but it's stated that this is currently assumed to be only a partial list for Nintendo's showings.
Bolstering that potential leak is the very real appearance of a rating for Fortnite on Switch by the Korean Game Rating Board. We're never willing to say something like this is a sure bet until the developer/publisher makes it official but, at this point, it seems pretty likely that Fortnite will be making its way to a new platform.
It's also worth noting that, unlike on mobile, this isn't being listed as Fortnite: Battle Royale, meaning the Switch could be getting the full version of the game and not just the insanely popular competitive mode.
As with all of these recent leaks, we don't have to wait much longer to get some cold, hard facts. Nintendo is set to offer its E3 Direct on Tuesday, June 12, at 9 a.m. PT.