‘Apex Legends’ Switch release date arrives as Nintendo Japan ads surface



Apex Legends Players have long awaited the release of Respawn’s popular battle royale for Nintendo Switch consoles, and evidence continues to mount that the announcement may come sooner than expected. The final tip comes courtesy of a Nintendo Japan website that highlights Mountain peak for a “release in the next few days” or “soon” depending on the translation tool used.

Apex Legends Season 8 is only a few days away, and other leaks suggest that a Switch port could be launched alongside it. Nintendo Japan‘s new ads are sparking speculation. ‘Apex Legends’ is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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The Apex Legends the promo is shown next to an ad for Courageously Default II, and, while web translation tools aren’t perfect, it looks like a lot of the hype-filled images depict parts of the game that exist. Mountain peak players already know that. For example, the text suggests that the free game has a maximum lobby size of 60 players where trios or duos take control of one of 16 possible legends. The graphic also makes special reference to Season 8, pouring more gasoline on the fire which suggests a Switch version is imminent.

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These new ads suggest Switch’s ‘Apex Legends’ release is imminent.
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This news comes just days after the Japanese version of the YouTube page featuring the trailer for Fuse’s Stories from the Outlands briefly suggested that the game would release on Nintendo Switch alongside Season 8 on February 2. All mentions of the Switch version were quickly removed once discovered by eagle-eyed fans, but this new official ad seems to double down on those claims. Even without knowing Japanese, fans can see that the game has already been rated by the Cero Rating Board, which usually means a product release isn’t far behind. If it is not published on February 2, Apex Legends News on Twitter suggests a potential arrival in March.

The basics of Apex Legends on Switch the sound is identical to versions on other platforms, but it looks like there will be a special set to mark the title’s debut on Nintendo’s small screen. A so-called Champion edition will also be available and will include several purchasable legends in a single package.

Apex Legends Season 8 is Respawn’s next battle royale evolution, and it features the legend of the battle-torn fuse, the 30-30 Repeater rifle, and a reimagined version of Kings Canyon. With so much new content on the way, a stealth launch would allow the Switch version to shine for a while. However, until Respawn makes the news widely available, take these translated announcements with a pinch of salt.

Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The Switch version of Apex Legends to come out in parallel with season 8? Are you looking forward to playing Mountain peak on Switch? Tell us in the comments section!


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