Next month is the launch of an official Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch. The limited-edition pack, revealed last night, comes pre-loaded with Epic’s battle royale, and features an exclusive style.
As with other special edition Turn controllers, such as those for Pokemon Let’s Go and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Fortnite version comes with its own exclusive style. The blue and yellow Joy-cons are unique to this version, and after the well-known combat bus of the game, the Home button is stylised.
As well as being able to play Fortnite straight out of the box, the Switch version comes with some extra loot – a download code for the Wildcat bundle, granting a skin and some Back Bling with two additional styles each, and 2,000 V-bucks for you to spend in the store on whatever you want.
The partnership between Nintendo and Epic is obviously the result of the popularity of Fortnite on the Switch. The Japanese company claims it has been the most downloaded game ever on a Nintendo console in Europe, after the battle royale launched on its website back in 2018.
The Nintendo Switch Fortnite Special Edition will be available for purchase in Europe from October 30, and the following week in Australia and New Zealand, although there’s no word on a US release so far.