A few hours ago it was announced that a Special Edition Fortnite version of the Nintendo Switch would be coming to Europe, but we now know South Africa will get this console too.

“The Nintendo Switch Fortnite Special Edition bundle, with a unique Fortnite design and exclusive yellow and blue Joy-Con, hits South Africa on 30th October,” reads an email sent to us from Nintendo Distributor South Africa.

30th October is also the day that the console is released in Europe.

Those colours for the Joy-Cons aren’t the only things different here. A small Battle Bus is featured on the right Joy-Con, cleverly using the home button as a the balloon which allows it to fly.

The back of the Switch, as well as the dock, features various Fortnite imagery too.

As Fortnite is a free game getting it in the box isn’t really a selling point, but the full contents of the Special Edition include:

  • Nintendo Switch console with a unique Fortnite design on the back
  • Exclusive yellow Joy-Con (L) and blue Joy-Con (R)
  • Nintendo Switch dock with a unique Fortnite design
  • Fortnite pre-installed
  • Wildcat Bundle download code, giving access to the Wildcat Outfit and two additional styles, a Sleek Strike Back Bling and two additional styles, and 2000 V-Bucks

Right now no pricing, local or otherwise, has been announced. In South Africa the regular Nintendo Switch sells for R7 999 after a massive price increase earlier this year. As this Special Edition doesn’t come with an expensive new game like the Animal Crossing variant, we hope the Fortnite version will cost close to that R7 999 mark.