WWE 2K18 is yet to get a release date from its creators, but there is little doubt surrounding the fact that it is happening. Publishers Take-Two Interactive, parent company of 2K, has confirmed as much during their earnings call. Alongside talking about their other famed sports simulation franchise, the publishers have also stated that a WWE 2K18 game is following soon.
However, while the first one already has a release date and a ton of other related information, WWE 2K18 has been fairly in the dark. All of the changes, new features, and probable cover star information are still a big mystery. But as it happens, we may have an insight into what new platforms the upcoming game will grace.
According to the latest reports, WWE 2K18 may come in a brand new exclusive build for the Nintendo Switch. The news comes based on a listing on Austrian game retailer Libro, which specifically mentioned a Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming game that is apparently set to be available from October 31 this year. The listing has been removed after it went viral upon being spotted by Redditor TheRealPhoenixWright, but not before the user uploaded a screenshot of the listing.
While the news must definitely be taken with a grain of salt, it does sound like a plausible decision. NBA 2K18, which is coming out on September 19, was the first game from 2K to be announced for the Switch console. EA’s upcoming entry in the FIFA series, FIFA 18, is also getting an exclusive Switch version. However, it must be remembered that the versions for the Nintendo Switch will differ from the ones being released on the current generation consoles. For instance, FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch will definitely be a different game, and it is confirmed that it will not be built using the Frostbite engine. Moreover, it may even carry a different title.
Only time can tell if the Switch versions of these games will be a somewhat watered down versions of their original. But the prospect of playing a wrestling game on a hybrid console such as the Switch is definitely something worth watching out for. We hope 2K announces the WWE 2K18 release date soon.