After months of rumors, leaks, and teases, Electronic Arts (EA) has finally dropped good news for Nintendo Switch players. The company has confirmed that Apex Legends is making its way to the modern-day handheld console on March 9, 2021.
For those who don’t know, Apex Legends was originally announced for Nintendo Switch last June, with a provisional release window of autumn. However, complications caused by the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for Electronic Arts to release the free-to-play shooter game back in 2020.
Excitement among fans rose last month when a 2nd February arrival date was seemingly accidentally leaked on International promos for Apex Legends’ season 8 content, but the leaks didn’t turn out to be true. However, Apex Legends posted this on Twitter yesterday:
“Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends at Panic Button. We’re very proud of what the team has been able to achieve with some smart optimizations for the Switch port to deliver a full-featured Apex Legends experience on the go,” said Chad Grenier, game director for Apex Legends.
“The game on Nintendo Switch will also support cross-platform play and include latest seasonal content along with full feature parity with other versions of the game,” he further adds. What’s more exciting, Nintendo Switch players will get 30 free levels for their season eight battle pass.
Just to let you know, the latest season has already been released by Apex Legends. Official announcement regarding the release date of Nintendo Switch version was made later by the developers. According to our sources, Switch players will earn double XP for the first two weeks after the game’s launch. The official pricing of Apex Legends on the handheld console has not been announced yet.
Recently, the famous multiplayer game called Among Us was launched on Nintendo Switch for US$5 (Rs. 370 approximately). The handheld console’s popularity has also led to more titles being introduced to the platform. Techanator believes the pricing is somewhat going to be the same for the Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch.
Apex Legends was launched two years ago for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game competes with the likes of Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite, PUBG, and others. In November 2020, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson announced that the mobile version of the game is in the works already and its development is expected to finish this year followed by its release. The mobile launch was expected to be sooner but got delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyway, we are really happy that Nintendo Switch players can finally put their hands on Apex Legends. Are you excited about the release date? Do share your thoughts in the comment section!