A recent leak showing Fortnite, Paladins, and other titles were to be announced for the Nintendo Switch at E3 2018 was seemingly confirmed Thursday. Via Twitter, Nintendo and Hi-Rez Studios confirmed Paladins is coming to the hybrid console next week, validating the previous leak.
Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play hero shooter that shares many similarities to Blizzard Entertainment's hugely popular Overwatch. The title originally started development prior to Blizzard's announcement, but the comparisons between the two have been plentiful with some similarities more obvious than others.
The fact that Paladins is a free-to-play title is a huge differentiator. Its hero roster is handled like League of Legends where a selection of characters is free-to-play every week. However, players can purchase individual characters using in-game and real-world currency or elect to unlock all existing and future heroes via packages that start at $30.
Individual Paladins heroes can be leveled up to unlock new and more powerful abilities and, of course, there are microtransaction options to purchase various skins.