It would seem that there are multiple retailers pushing listings for a Nintendo Switch version of Batman: The Telltale Series and Telltale's upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy series. This is a huge win for Nintendo Switch owners and anyone who loves playing incredible, story-driven games while on the go.
Telltale hasn't announced anything officially, so at the moment we have to treat this as an unconfirmed rumor. It is fishy, though, that we have listings that all popped up independently on three different online retailers, in three different countries. In the UK we have a listing from 365games; in Russia you can find a listing on GameBuy's website; in the US, we see a listing on Newegg for Guardians of the Galaxy. While we can't say this is conclusive, we're counting on the fact that this is actually going to happen.
Gamespot reached out to Telltale for a comment on these listings, and received a pretty typical, evasive response from Telltale's PR. "Guardians of the Galaxy is slated to premiere digitally in 2017 on consoles, PC, and mobile devices." I mean let's be honest: we didn't expect Telltale to announce these games for the Nintendo Switch in a PR response to a rumor story.
Telltale's engine scales really well, so none of these games should have any issue running on the Switch, and they should all show marked visual improvements over their mobile counterparts. If Batman and Guardians of the Galaxy do well, we see no reason why Telltale wouldn't eventually bring The Walking Dead Season 3 to the Switch, as well as past games like Tales from the Borderlands and the first two seasons of The Walking Dead. All of those games would be perfect on the Switch, where we could play them in smaller chunks free from the tether of television, without conceding that option when we do want to see these games on the big screen.
These rumors come just hours after we learned that Telltale's CEO has stepped down. The company will be going through some minor changes in leadership very soon, but we don't expect that to affect development of these games directly. More on that story here.
We'll be keeping up with this story as it develops, so stay tuned to WWG!