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Warframe coming to the Nintendo Switch

Here’s a bit of a surprise. Free to play, co-op action title Warframe is heading to the Nintendo Switch, courtesy of Switch action game developer du jour Panic Button.


I’m not all that familiar with Warframe, but from that trailer, I kind of am now. The game looks pretty sharp running on the Switch, and I’m digging the aesthetic.

If you’re not too sure about it either though, here’s the official rundown from the press release:

With more than 38 million registered players worldwide, the cooperative, free-to-play hit Warframe is a third-person online action game set in an evolving sci-fi world soon to be available on Nintendo Switch. Warframe gives players the chance to master the Warframe armor as the enigmatic Tenno, a race of ancient warriors wielding blade and gun, who are awakened from centuries of cryo-sleep by the mysterious guide, Lotus, to restore order throughout the Solar System. Warframe features more than 35 unique Warframes, hundreds of weapons and thousands of customization options, the ability to upgrade weapons armor and items using a flexible mod system, and the ability to join clans, nurture pets, and explore massive new open worlds.

Sounds pretty neat. And I’m definitely behind the idea of more “mature” games targeted at older gamers on the Switch. The more, the better as far as I’m concerned. The game also adds an online multiplayer title to the console’s library. That’s also good to see.

Panic Button, the developer, also has a terrific track-record. They’ve ported Wolfenstein II, Doom, and Rocket League to the Switch, all with quite a bit of success. So there’s more than a little hope that Warframe will likewise turn out to be a good one.

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