Nintendo fans have been buzzing with excitement at the possibility of playing the new Viking-themed indie game, Valheim, on their Switch console. The game has been a massive hit since its launch on PC earlier this year, rapidly becoming one of 2021’s most popular titles. Now, developers Panic Button are interested in helping bring the game to more platforms, including the Switch.
What is Valheim?
Valheim is a survival game set in a procedurally generated world inspired by Norse mythology. Players must explore nine distinct biomes, battle dangerous monsters, and gather resources to build their own Viking stronghold. The game’s unique art style and captivating setting have drawn millions of players to become enchanted by its world. According to Steam Charts, as of April 2021 Valheim has been played for over 70 million hours and has sold over 10 million copies in just three months.
The Possibility of Valheim on Switch
There have been rumors circulating about a potential port of Valheim to the Nintendo Switch for some time now. Earlier this month, those rumors were reignited when Toby Palm from Panic Button expressed his interest in partnering with Iron Gate Studios (the developers behind Valheim) to bring the game to additional platforms. Panic Button have previously helped port popular titles like Rocket League and Wolfenstein II onto the Switch platform.
When asked about why he wants to bring Valheim onto the system specifically, Toby Palm said: “Valheim’s success is undeniable – it’s an incredibly impressive achievement from Iron Gate Studios that we’d love to be involved with bringing it onto even more platforms.” He also noted that “portability would be a fantastic fit for this kind of experience; we’re ready and eager if it does!”