Digital Extremes Announce Nintendo Switch Version Of Action Shooter 'Warframe'

Nintendo Switch is set to get one of the most popular free-to-play games, Warframe. Developers Digital Extremes has announced it will be releasing the action shooter on Nintendo's hand held gaming device.

The initial announcement of the game was made at this years TennoLive 20189 - free-to-play titles still have a questionable reputation among some players who believe such games often lack imagination and content.

However, the massively popular Fortnite has more than likely played a huge role in the acceptance of free-to-play games.

There aren't many details surrounding Warframe just yet, not even a release window for the game. We do know however that Panic Button, the port developers who were responsible for the Doom and Wolfenstein Nintendo Switch conversions will also be working on Warframe.

The game will be played in co-op and allows players to team up and fight factions, and will also be featuring a competitive game mode.

Warframe currently has more than 38 million registered players worldwide, and if you're not familiar with the title, here's a bit more detail. The game is played entirely in third person and has players using the Warframe armour as the enigmatic Tenno, descendants of an ancient and mystical civilisation, who are awakened from centuries of cyro sleep to help restore peace throughout the solar system.

The game is currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and features hundreds of of weapons and over 35 Warframes, and thousands of customisation options. The game also gives players the ability to join clans, tame animals, upgrade armour and explore a huge open world - what's not to like?

A short reveal trailer which is just under a minute long has also been released and only teases a tiny bit of game play, but will surely grab the attention of fans of the game and players of the Nintendo Switch alike.


Since its release the game has received its fair share of criticism, with Gamespot awarding the game 6/10. Reviewer Chris Watters wrote: "Some problematic menus pale in comparison to Warframe's real problem: a pervasive tendency toward repetition."

He went on to say: "Whether you're forging ahead with a high-level suit or leveling up a new one, Warframe repeats enemies, environments, and scenarios too frequently."

Digital Extremes has continually made changes to the game to help improve the game play for its dedicated fan base, and will surely continue to do so with the newest version of the game.

Featured Image Credit: Warframe, Nintendo Switch

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Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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