The famous hero shooter, Paladins, is making its way to the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo announced that the game would be releasing the same day as the company's E3 presentation, June 12th.
Paladins is available for pre-order. Visiting its page on Nintendo's website yields some interesting observations. First, if you don't want to purchase the "Founders Pack," the game will be available as free-to-play later in the year. Of course, that means Switch owners will have to wait a little while before they can jump into the action if they opt for the free version. So, why pre-order the Founders Pack for $29.99? Besides early access, the Founders Pack unlocks every Champion, plus you get their voice packs, and "exclusive cosmetics."
Nintendo outlines how Paladins works on the page. You can utilize either a third-person or first-person perspective. Naturally, one of the most appealing aspects is the wide array of Champion heroes to pick from. According to Nintendo, "The controls are simple to grasp for newcomers and shooter veterans alike which makes for an easy pick-up-and-play experience." This is a good thing to post for newcomers, because massive multiplayer games like this one can be daunting to get into when so many people have been playing already. There will be cross-play with the Xbox One's version of Paladins, Hi-Rez Studios announced in a blog post. That will add to the fun, but also intensity because you will have longtime players as well as newcomers thanks to the Switch. So, while newcomers may feel daunted, it will be important to just have fun while learning the ins and outs of this fast-paced shooter.
Paladins coming to the Switch is a great thing, and the other aspect to consider is what this means for the E3 rumor that appeared not too long ago. Over at 4chan, an anonymous user posted a supposed leaked document, showing upcoming Switch tiles. Among them was Paladins, and the game has been officially confirmed. With Fortnite looking more like a reality on Nintendo's console as well, the accuracy of this document is looking more and more promising. Of course, it's important to not get your hopes up either, as Paladins being confirmed could be a coincidence. But, it is also quite possible that we'll be seeing Dragon Ball FighterZ and Fortnite officially announced for Switch next week.
Nintendo's E3 presentation will be on June 12th, at 12 pm EST/9am PT. Those watching at home will be able to view live on YouTube, Twitch, or at e3Nintendo.com.