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Reports: Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch

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The biggest game may be coming to Nintendo’s flagship console

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Fortnite is one of the biggest games in the world. The Nintendo Switch is one of the fastest growing consoles on the market. Fans have been asking for Epic Games to port the mega-popular third-person shooter to the Switch for a while now, and it looks like it may finally be happening. A series of leaks indicate a Nintendo Switch reveal for Fortnite during E3.

An image showing what is reported to be Nintendo’s E3 booth layout has been making the rounds on social media (and appears to have originated from 4chan’s video game board), although this sort of thing isn’t very hard to fake.

Intriguingly, that image, which looks like it might be an order for a print shop, also includes a few other unannounced Switch games: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Killer Queen Black, Paladins and Overcooked 2.

That image would be thin evidence, but a Switch version of Fortnite was also spotted in a much more interesting place.

“Last week, the Korean ratings Board rated Sunset Overdrive for PC, revealing the port’s existence,” Kotaku reported. “Yesterday, it rated a Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition release for modern consoles, and today we’ve found a rating for Fortnite on Switch, a game which has been rumored to be in development for as long as hyped up fans of both have been around to get optimistic about.”

That’s the sort of thing that much harder to dismiss, and the game is still live on the official site.

We’ve reached out to Epic Games for comment, and will update the post if we hear back. Fortnite is already live on the Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox One and iOS devices, with the Android launch coming this summer. A release on Nintendo Switch seems inevitable, and the timing of this announcement makes a lot of sense.

Nintendo’s press conference will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.