After years in development, Doom launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC last year.
Also during the Nintendo Direct conference, Bethesda revealed new footage for the Switch version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which launches on November 17th, making it the first game in the series on a Nintendo system. DOOM for the Switch however, will be available in time for the holiday season.
Due to size constraints as well, only the single-player campaign is on the game card.
What won't be included is the SnapMap Editor, which is something Bethesda has ruled out for the Switch version.
One of the more surprising announcements from yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, DOOM will be joined by fellow Bethesda property Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, further indicating the publisher's dedication to the console.
This is a very big win for Nintendo and the Switch, especially considering we're still in the first year of its life cycle.
Doom will come to the console before the end of 2017 and will include all current multiplayer DLC in a day-one update, while Wolfenstein has a somewhat "open" release date of 2018.
The likes of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty WW2 aren't coming to the Nintendo Switch, and it's mostly thought that it's the console's hardware holding them back. The fact that Bethesda is making such a commitment with a new game is great to see, too, and it suggests that we could see more from the company throughout the Switch's lifespan.
It seems likely that a title on its scale would likely produce a lot of battery drain, as well as have to drop the resolution and fps standards.