'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: Upcoming game unlikely to appear on Nintendo Switch

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After a long wait, “Red Dead Redemption 2” was finally announced last month, and as expected, the game will be available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While it has yet to be revealed whether the title will also be available for Microsoft Windows PC, it was reported that the game is unlikely to appear on Nintendo’s upcoming game console, the Switch.

Speaking with Gaming Bolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes that chances of the game appearing on the Switch are slim to none.

“I would say the chances of that are exceedingly poor,” said Pachter. “I can’t remember any game other than there was a ‘GTA’ made for the [Nintendo] DS, which came out in 2009 I’d be really surprised if they wasted their effort to port anything for Nintendo.”

The analyst added that Nintendo has set itself apart from the mainstream for most publishers, so it’s likely that gamers won’t be getting any mainstream games for Nintendo consoles.

The Nintendo Switch was announced last month, and the console is Nintendo’s foray into portable gaming. The Switch is expected to ship in March 2017, and as of the moment, the only confirmed title for the upcoming gaming system is “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.”

As for third-party support, it was reported that Ubisoft is bringing “Just Dance 2017” to the Switch, and developers such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Square Enix, Konami, and Capcom are said to have signed up to support the console.

Meanwhile, those who can’t wait to play “Red Dead Redemption 2” may have to wait a little longer as the title won’t be released until 2017. The game is said to be a prequel to the original title, and it was speculated that the project will feature the first game’s protagonist, cowboy John Marston. The game will reportedly be set in the east of “Red Dead Redemption’s” map, which shows the Great Plains and Tall Trees areas, as well as the town of Blackwater.

Stay tuned for more news about “Red Dead Redemption 2.”