Red Dead Redemption 2 Nintendo Switch Rumor Debunked

Rockstar Insider Ben took to Twitter to clarify that Red Dead Redemption 2 will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch. This announcement comes after a listing on the Brazilian Ministério da Justiça website suggested that the game would be available on the handheld console. The listing had initially been spotted by Twitter user Necro Felipe.

“No, Red Dead Redemption 2 is not coming to Nintendo Switch. The Brazilian Rating board have corrected the mistake and removed it. The Switch rating was supposed to be for Red Dead Redemption (1) for Switch,” Ben stated in his tweet.

The Brazilian rating board had listed Red Dead Redemption 2 as playable on the Nintendo Switch, five years after the game’s original launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This led to widespread speculation and excitement among fans, only for it to be later debunked by Rockstar Insider Ben.

The clarification comes as a relief to some fans, especially considering the lukewarm reception that the original Red Dead Redemption received on the Switch. Critics and players alike have pointed out the game’s lack of multiplayer, graphical downgrades, and performance issues. The port, which was priced at a full $50, struggled to run at 60 frames per second, further disappointing fans.

Developed and published by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the third entry in the Red Dead series and serves as a prequel to the 2010 game, Red Dead Redemption. The game is set in a fictionalized version of the United States in 1899 and follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw and member of the Van der Linde gang. The game has been praised for its storytelling, open-world exploration, and attention to detail, among other features.

Since its release in October 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and later for Windows and Stadia in November 2019, Red Dead Redemption 2 has broken several records. It generated $725 million in sales during its opening weekend alone and has received numerous Game of the Year awards. With over 55 million copies shipped, it remains one of the best-selling video games to date.