Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

To-play co-op shooter ‘Warframe’ is coming to Nintendo Switch

To-play co-op shooter ‘Warframe’ is coming to Nintendo Switch

"On Switch we've sold many times what we've sold on Steam-somewhere between five and 10 times", Steamworld Dig 2 developer Brjann Sigurgeirsson told PC Gamer of the game's concurrent release on both platforms previous year. Whether it's because of or despite its sci-fi trappings, the game has proven extremely popular: Digital Extremes claims more than 38 million registered players, though a smaller number of those generate revenue through the game's microtransaction system.

Free-to-play games still have a questionable reputation amongst some players, but Warframe is one game that everyone praises for its fairness and its vast amount of content. That means we could see as many as 1,500 indie titles release on the console in a single year!

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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. Players take on the role of a Tenno, a race of ancient warriors, and have a chance to master the Warframe armor.

There's no release date yet for the Switch version, but you can always get a head start by downloading the game for free now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. 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?

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Ever since its debut last March, Nintendo Switch has been a haven for games developed by smaller, independent studios. Having lots of games is fantastic, of course, but we'd rather have five gems to choose from per week than 30 mediocre games that fill a quota. Reviewer Chris Watters wrote: "Some problematic menus pale in comparison to Warframe's real problem: a pervasive tendency toward repetition". While Railjack is still in development, Digital Extremes did provide a first-look preview for TennoCon audiences.

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