Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available on the Nintendo Switch, but only in Japan. The system can’t really run the game on it’s own, but it can through the Switch’s streaming service. The bad news there is that said streaming service is only live in Japan. Odyssey will be available either in the full version, or as a daily rental.
The strengths of the Nintendo Switch are numerous, to be sure. However, the console’s hardware isn’t really one of them. It’s far from the most powerful console on the market, which can sometimes work against it. Which is why the Switch also has a streaming service, which allows it to run games that it, on paper, shouldn’t be able to. The first game to hop on that train was Resident Evil 7, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey seems poised to follow suit. There’s just one catch: this service is currently available only in Japan.
According to Polygon, it doesn’t seem like AC Odyssey won’t see the light of day on the Switch in the West. At least, not until the streaming service finally releases outside of Japan. And I really hope it does, because I guarantee that there’s a worldwide market for a Nintendo Switch streaming service. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on the Switch will be available as either a daily “rental” for about $6.50, or as a full game. Incidentally, Resident Evil 7 was a sixth-moth rental for about $20. It sounds like the system does need some more ironing out, but I really hope that the service does end up having a global release.
As for the rest of the world, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming out on October 5th, 2018. You’ll be able to pick it up on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. And, hopefully, some day in the future, on the Nintendo Switch, as well.