In the ever-vigilant world of video game enthusiasts, the latest buzz surrounds an intriguing discovery related to one of the most iconic titles in recent gaming history – Red Dead Redemption 2.
This Rockstar Games masterpiece, which has already captivated the hearts of players on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, may be making an unexpected pitstop on the Nintendo Switch if a Brazilian government rating board listing is to be believed. This revelation has ignited discussions and speculation about the possibilities of a Wild West adventure on the popular handheld-console hybrid.
The exciting development emerged when a Twitter user, going by the handle “necrolipe,” stumbled upon a noteworthy update to the game’s entry on Brazil’s government rating board website. The information that caught the gaming community’s attention was the addition of Nintendo Switch as a supported platform alongside the existing triumvirate of PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However, it’s important to note that this isn’t a completely new listing for the Nintendo Switch; rather, it’s an augmentation of the existing entry.
The listing, while tantalizing, remains shrouded in mystery, providing scant details. What it does reveal is that the rating for Red Dead Redemption 2 on the Nintendo Switch was published on September 12, 2018, just ahead of the game’s release on PS4 and Xbox One in October of the same year.
Interestingly, it encompasses all the platforms on which the game has been released so far, including the PC version, which hit the market in November of the subsequent year. The intrigue deepens as there’s no definitive evidence to confirm when the mention of the Nintendo Switch was appended to the listing.
To add to the intrigue, an inspection of the Internet Archive suggests that a modification was made to the rating board’s website on September 25. Unfortunately, the specific nature of this alteration remains elusive. Could it have been the inclusion of the Nintendo Switch, or was it just a routine update unrelated to the gaming sensation’s potential arrival on the Nintendo platform?
This isn’t the first time that Rockstar Games has ventured into the Nintendo Switch territory. They previously delivered a port of the original Red Dead Redemption and its Undead Nightmares DLC to Nintendo Switch and PS4.
This prior experience raises the possibility that the development team has found a way to adapt Red Dead Redemption 2 to the Switch’s capabilities, though such a transition may entail compromises in terms of visuals and performance.
However, a more plausible scenario, assuming that Red Dead Redemption 2 is indeed bound for a Nintendo platform, is that it could be destined for the hypothetical “Switch 2.” While there has been no official announcement regarding this successor to the Nintendo Switch, rumors have circulated that it could rival the power of the PS4 and Xbox One, the very consoles on which Red Dead Redemption 2 originally made its thunderous debut.
As gaming enthusiasts eagerly await official confirmation or further details from Rockstar Games and Nintendo, the tantalizing prospect of venturing into the vast landscapes of Red Dead Redemption 2 on a Nintendo platform continues to fuel excitement and anticipation within the gaming community. Whether this cherished open-world experience will soon be portable in the palm of your hand remains a question that only time will answer.