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Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Not Coming to the Switch Anytime Soon

The Brazilian ratings board made a major mistake concerning Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • The Brazilian ratings board listed Red Dead Redemption 2 for Switch.
  • The listing was removed and the ratings board explained it was an error.
  • Fans are unlikely to see the Rockstar Games title on the Switch.

Fans of Rockstar Games’ award-winning action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 were excited when news broke on the Brazilian ratings board that a port was coming to the Nintendo Switch later next year.


It would be no surprise, as earlier this year a port of the first game, Red Dead plus its supernatural DLC Undead Nightmare, made an appearance on the Nintendo Switch store.

But hopes were quickly dashed when apparently, it was removed earlier this week.

What Happened With the Brazilian Ratings Board?

The Brazilian Ratings Board removed Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch from its listing.
The Brazilian ratings board removed Red Dead Redemption 2 on Switch from its listing.

As of September 28th, the posting on the Brazilian ratings board has taken down the Nintendo Switch port of Red Dead Redemption 2, leaving fans of Nintendo Switch saddened they cannot play the riving Wild West adventures of Arthur Morgan and John Marston.

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The reference to the Switch port was quickly removed, and instead, it has been linked to the listing of the recent port of Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare.

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So what happened exactly to cause this issue? It was a simple mistake by Brazil’s rating board, nothing more, nothing less.


And it does make sense, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the newest addition to the Red Dead Redemption franchise. As the third entry behind Red Dead Revolver and Red Dead Redemption, when you search up Red Dead Redemption on any search engines, the sequel pops up.

Is There a Chance For RDR2 to Appear on the Switch?

It's not impossible that Red Dead Redemption 2 will eventually come to the Nintendo, but probably for the Switch 2.
It’s not impossible that Red Dead Redemption 2 will eventually come to the Nintendo, but probably for the Switch 2.

Will Red Dead Redemption 2 make its way to the Nintendo Switch anytime soon? It very well could.

The Nintendo Switchis no stranger to third-part ports, as the system currently has the Bio-Shock collection, the Batman: Arkham Trilogy, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as well as many more best-selling third-party games available for players across the world.


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But, if Red Dead Redemption 2 were to appear on the Nintendo Switchit probably will not be for a while, and until the Nintendo Switch 2releases.

Ben (Twitter user @videotechx), a videogame content creator focused solely on Rockstar Games, stated in a Tweet, that the reason for this is that the current hardware for the Switch might be lacking and uncapable of delivering the stunning and vast game with acceptable visuals.


This news is surprising in the least, as a sequel to Nintendo’s third-best selling console, the Nintendo Switchis rumored to appear next year.

Developers at Gamescon this year apparently received demos of the the high anticipated console, and even companies like Activision were brief on the new console last year.

The Nintendo Switch 2 is expected to see big improvements in power, a higher OLED display as the standard and not an upgrade, and the ability to support 4K to keep up with the Xbox and the Playstation. This console will be fully capable to support Red Dead Redemption 2, in its intended way.


What do you think of the Brazilian ratings board taking down the Red Dead Redemption listing for the Switch? Did this mistake catch you by surprise? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

Source: Eurogamer

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Written by Hamilton Jones