Leaks suggest that Dying Light is coming to the Nintendo Switch

As fans wait for the sequel to drop, a leaker has revealed information that the original game is going to release on the Nintendo Switch.


For whatever reason, not many people are talking about Dying Light and its upcoming sequel, Dying Light 2: Stay Human.

If the leaks are true, you can jump from zombie to zombie in Harran on the Switch real soon.

Maybe you can blame the lack of marketing or the constant delays. It could also be that there are just too many zombie games out right now. Whatever the case, the Dying Light sequel is very much in danger of becoming just as underrated as its predecessor. Not that it would be a big deal for Techland though, as that would actually be familiar ground.

Besides, despite releasing in January 2015, Dying Light continues to be quite popular in its niche, thanks in part to Techland's continued support.

Earlier this year, the Polish video game developer released a Platinum Edition of the first game. This bundle contained all the DLCs released so far and a couple of new ones.

Now, it looks like the Platinum Edition is headed to the Nintendo Switch.

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When is Dying Light coming to the Nintendo Switch?

More than six years later, Dying Light is headed to a portable platform.

Dying Light is one of the most underrated games of its generation if not all time. The open-world parkour-based zombie title has gained a cult following over the years. However, while the game lets players feel very mobile, the same can't exactly be said for its platforms.

According to a recent leak that popped up on Reddit, this is all about to change.

If the image above is to be believed, Dying Light: Platinum Edition is headed to the Nintendo Switch sometime in October 2021, which would line up well with the Nintendo Switch OLED.

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Upon further investigation, the ESRB rating for Dying Light has yet to change. The listing still only includes information about the Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of the game. If a Nintendo Switch version is going to release, ESRB would have updated this page, preferably long before the leaked image came out. As such, we suggest taking this leak with a grain of salt.

Switch owners will finally get a chance to meet the world's best mama's boy.

If the leak is true, the more pressing matter is how the game will run on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's portable console is notoriously weaker compared to the PS4 and Xbox One.

While Techland has tried its best to make Dying Light run better on weaker PCs, it stands to reason that the Nintendo Switch might not be the best way to play Dying Light. Then again, we could be wrong. After all, we've seen what the Switch can do with Skyrim, Alien: Isolation, and The Witcher 3.

Even if Dying Light won't be a technical marvel on the Switch, most gamers will be happy if it maintains at least 30 fps at around 1080p at reasonable graphics settings.

On a more cynical note, the Switch port of Dying Light (among others), is a good example of why the Steam Deck will be a success despite its relative lack of power. Dying Light has been out on the PC for the better part of the past decade. The best part is that the game (like others) often sells for a fraction of the price that it does on other consoles.

If the Steam Deck can run 5-6 years old games with the same graphical downgrades that it will have on the Switch, PC gamers should be more than happy with Valve's handheld console.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.