Signs point to Fortnite heading to Nintendo Switch in potential match of gaming crazes

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The hottest game in the world and trendiest console appear to be on a collision course.

There’s mounting evidence that the epically popular Fortnite will be heading to the smash hit Nintendo Switch console soon. As spotted by Eurogamer, the Korean Ratings Board gave Fortnite for Switch a rating. That adds to a recent leak of Switch titles for the E3 gaming conference that kicks off next week that showed Fortnite.

Fortnite has two versions, one where players fight against AI-controlled monsters and the massively popular player-against-player Battle Royale. Curiously, there is no mention of player vs. player version in the Korean rating, suggesting the Battle Royale option could come later.

Fortnite is already available on PCs, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS with an Android version on the way. Its arrival on Nintendo Switch unites one of the most popular games in recent memory with a console that’s had as good of a first year as any in gaming history.

Fortnite generated $296 million for its parent company Epic Games in April, more than double the amount it brought in February. The Battle Royale version is free to play, getting it in front of a huge audience, and players spend money through in-game purchases and a $10 monthly battle pass.

Nintendo Switch has been a major hit for the Japanese game giant, sending its profits soaring by 500 percent over last year. As of April, Nintendo had sold 17.79 million units in its lifetime, including 15.05 million in the fiscal year.