Modern Combat: Blackout announced for the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch may not have a single Call of Duty game (yet?), it’s about to get Modern Combat: Blackout, a FPS by Gameloft. Originally released on smart devices as Modern Combat 5: Blackout (where it’s been downloaded over 100 million times worldwide), it’s a FPS totally not heavily inspired by Activision’s flagship series. It will be released soon via the Nintendo eShop, in a version said to be optimised for Nintendo’s console.

Modern Combat: Blackout offers both multiplayer and single player content, with no less than 9 different classes to choose from:

  • Assault
  • Heavy
  • Recon
  • Support
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Sapper
  • X1 Morph
  • Commander

You’re free to choose whichever suits your playstyle the most, though of course, you can also customise and level up your character (which can be done both in Single Player and Online). You can also customise the controls to your liking.

Several game modes are available:

  • Online: team battles, free for all
  • Single Player: various fast-paced missions, taking place in Tokyo and Venice

In Japan, Modern Combat: Blackout will cost 2 400 Yen, which means it will not be Free 2 Play (unlike the mobile version). Unfortunately, Gameloft does not share any details about changes made to accomodate this switch to Pay 2 Play (especially regarding microtransactions).

Here’s some additional details from the Google Play page (obviously about the mobile version), along with some screenshots (from the Nintendo Switch version):

Step onto the battlefield and answer the call with the title that raised the bar for first person shooter games with its great graphics, high-powered guns and intense online multiplayer action. Create a squad from 9 classes, add your friends for team play and test your skills in dynamic warfare against online rivals from around the world!

Prefer to work alone? Then feel free to step into the thrilling solo play campaign as you shoot your way through one dire situation after another to save the world as you launch an attack against a lunatic’s apocalyptic plans.

> Customize and level up any of the 9 classes across solo play and team play modes.
> Find the playstyle that suits you: Assault, Heavy, Recon, Sniper, Support, Bounty Hunter, Sapper, X1-Morph, or Kommander.
> Activate class-specific skills by earning and spending Skill Points.

> Watch players engaged in live online FPS battles and eSports competitions with all the great graphics you expect in the new Spectator mode.
> Epic guns-a-blazing team play in Squad vs. Squad matches.
> Talk to other players to plan your online multiplayer strategies and coordinate an attack in the Global and Squad Chats.
> Top the individual and Squads leaderboards as you master your eSports skills.
> Win free rewards and cool prizes in limited-time events.

> Accumulate XP and level up by playing both solo play missions and team play matches.
> Unlock higher-tier guns and other weapons by mastering lower-tier guns.
> Customize the perfect weapon using a host of attachments and jump straight into the free game action.

> Engage in fast-paced story missions where the call will take you from Tokyo to Venice for a variety of first person shooter challenges.
> Play the new Spec Ops missions for a real online FPS adrenaline rush.
> Great graphics, music and voice performances perfectly adapted for a first person shooter game.

> Intuitive, highly customizable controls so you can play the game just the way you want.
> Modern Combat 5 supports HID game controllers. MOGA Pro is also supported, in mode B (HID Mode).

Modern Combat: Blackout (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: 4Gamer


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