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Nintendo Switch Hearthstone news: Blizzard FINALLY reveals console plans

Hearthstone fans have been given some bad news about a possible port.

The popular Blizzard card game has always seemed like a good fit for Switch, which makes Blizzard’s latest update particularly disappointing.

Asked by Power-Up Gaming about a possible Nintendo Switch port, Hearthstone game designer Dean Ayala gave a pretty definitive response.

“There are no plans to move HearthStone to the Nintendo Switch,” he said.

It’s a far cry from last year, when Blizzard said that a Switch port was a .

Senior game designer Mike Donais told Express Online: “I personally haven’t talked about it but I’m more focused on card design.

“Hearthstone is available on iPads and phones, so it’s a good discussion worth having.”

The success of the Nintendo Switch has seen multiple third-party releases appear on the console.

LA Noire made a surprise appearance towards the end of last year, while Bethesda did a wonderful job of porting the likes of and .

Nintendo Switch owners will be able to play Dark Souls Remastered in April, followed by Pillars of Eternity 2 Deadfire later this year.

There’s even talk of GTA 5 and the original Red Dead Redemption getting a Switch port, although Rockstar is yet to confirm the rumours.

The rumours all started after Take-Two president Karl Slatoff said that the company was impressed by Switch console sales.

No further projects were announced for the console, although it was noted that the GTA 5 publisher would continue to monitor the situation surrounding the Switch.

Bandai Namco is also rumoured to be working on a high-profile Nintendo Switch game.

According to the LinkedIn profile of a Bandai Namco developer, the company’s Singapore studio is working on Metroid Prime 4 and Ridge Racer 8.

Even better is that Ridge Racer 8 is said to be exclusive to Nintendo Switch.

Bandai Namco is yet to make any official announcement, but the series is certainly due a comeback, having last appeared in 2012.

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