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Battlezone Gold Edition loads up on the Nintendo Switch today

Switch gamers have the chance to play a rebooted classic. Last year’s excellent Battlezone remake has finally hit Nintendo’s console.


Battlezone is a classic in every sense, appearing in the first few years of the video game industry. It opened up in the arcades first, then appeared on the Atari in 1983. Told you it was a while ago.

Last year’s reboot of the series though, made things fresh again. Not only did the game sport a cool, sorta-Tron-like look, but it also had some slick controls and even supported some VR headsets. Actually, it was one of the standouts for the PSVR.

Now it’s launching on the Nintendo Switch, and Rebellion seems to have brought over much of what made previous version so much fun.

Yep, as you can see there, there are motion controls. Mimicking a little of what made the VR version of Battlezone so cool, Battlezone Gold Edition will allow gamers to get a sense of actually sitting in the iconic tank. That sounds similar to the PSVR edition, in that moving your head in that game would allow you to look around in the cockpit.

The Gold Edition will also include all the previously released DLC for the game. So you’ll get the “bobbleheads, tank skins and Classic Mode.” And finally, yes, Battlezone Gold Edition does support up to 4 players in its “rogue-lite” campaign.

It’s available as of today in the Nintendo eShop.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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