Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 might make an appearance, if we were to take into consideration a data miner’s proof and a Spanish retailer website listing Red Dead Redemption 2 as a game available on Switch this year.
Let’s take a look at these last discoveries and see if RDR2 will really be available on the Switch this year.
Datamining Confirms It, RDR2 Listed as a Switch Game, Nintendo Direct Is Getting Close
First of all, dataminer Tez2 has found a Switch Pro Controller icon in RDR2’s texture game files.
While at that time it did not necessarily mean that there would be a switch port for RDR2 and probably just allowed using a controller for PC users, a couple more hints made us overthink everything we were skeptical about.
A Spanish retailer listed Rockstar’s AAA western as a Switch game coming in 2020 and appears to be available for preorder. What if the retailer has just placed the listing after spotting the same controller discovered by Tez2? While this is a bit shady, we cannot stop thinking about the incoming Nintendo Direct.
Nintendo has not yet announced it, but GameStop has 12 new Switch SKUs in its system revealed by YouTuber GamesCage on Twitter. Considering the last Nintendo Direct was held in September, it would be a good time for Nintendo to hold a new event and talk about their 2020 games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons and No More Heroes 3. Perhaps they will say something about RDR2 as well?
Why isn’t a Red Dead Redemption 2 for Switch such a farfetched idea? We did see The Witcher 3 land on the Switch last year in October, so why wouldn’t RDR 2 make an appearance as well? Hopefully, we will soon learn if the stars have aligned and are in favor of Rockstar’s western to arrive on the Switch.