The wait is finally over. The game director of Apex Legends, Chad Grenier, has broken the silence and announced that the popular battle royale game is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2021. News of Apex Legends release date started picking up steam recently as Amazon Japan put up a listing of the game’s champion edition. Not only that, but there’s also a listing for an Apex Legends controller appearing on Amazon which is now inaccessible. Here’s the full statement from the game’s website:
Today, I’m proud to come to you with some good news. Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch on March 9th, 2021.
Porting Apex Legends to its smallest screen yet is a major achievement, and we couldn’t have done it without our friends at Panic Button. We’re very proud of what the team has been able to achieve with some smart optimizations for the Switch port to deliver a full-featured Apex Legends experience on the go.
Apex Legends will launch on Switch with support for cross-platform play, our latest seasonal content, and full feature parity with the other versions of the game.
Plus, since we’re launching a few weeks after the start of Season 8, Switch players will be granted 30 free levels for their Season 8 Battle Pass. For the first two weeks after launch, playing on Switch will also earn you double XP.
The game has suffered a delay back in 2020 as Chad Grenier said the team has run into “unexpected new challenges“. Since then, development for the Switch port has been silent only to be broken today with this big announcement. Apex Legends has also just entered its 8th season introducing a new legend, Fuse, and the return of King’s Canyon. For an in-depth look at season 8, here are the patch notes.