The long-awaited release of the Nintendo Switch version of “Outer Wilds” is finally here, with an official release date set for December 7. Developed by Annapurna Interactive and Mobius Digital, the game has already been available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, but Switch players have had to wait a bit longer for their turn to explore the game’s unique universe.
Initially, the Nintendo Switch version of “Outer Wilds” was expected to be released in 2021, but as is common with many third-party ports for the platform, there were delays in bringing the game to the Switch. This delay isn’t unique to “Outer Wilds” – other third-party publishers have also faced setbacks in porting their games to the Switch, with various reasons contributing to these challenges.
For those who are unfamiliar with the game, “Outer Wilds” is an exploration-based adventure that throws players into space, where they soon discover that they are trapped in a 22-minute time loop. As players race against the clock and the imminent supernova of the sun, they must use the knowledge they gain from each loop to solve puzzles, uncover mysteries, and progress towards uncovering the truth behind the game’s enigmatic narrative.
To celebrate the upcoming release on the Nintendo Switch, pre-orders for the digital version of “Outer Wilds” are now open, and a physical edition is expected in early 2024. Switch users have the option to purchase the base game for $25 or they can opt for the “Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition,” which includes both the base game as well as the “Echoes of the Eye” expansion, priced at $38. Both editions are currently available for pre-order and offer a 20% discount until December 12.
To give players a taste of what “Outer Wilds” has to offer, a captivating trailer was unveiled during a recent Nintendo Indie World Showcase, showcasing the game’s unique blend of exploration, mystery, and time-loop mechanics. With the release drawing near, this announcement has stirred excitement among both existing fans of the game and new players eager to dive into its captivating world.
The availability of “Outer Wilds” on the Nintendo Switch not only expands the game’s reach to a new audience but also showcases the platform’s ability to host immersive and thought-provoking experiences. As players prepare to embark on their space-faring journey, they can look forward to the distinctive gameplay and narrative that has earned “Outer Wilds” critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base.
In the years since its initial release, “Outer Wilds” has garnered praise for its innovative approach to storytelling and gameplay, earning accolades for its thought-provoking narrative, immersive world, and engaging exploration mechanics. Its arrival on the Nintendo Switch marks an exciting moment for both the game and the platform, offering players the opportunity to experience its unique blend of adventure and mystery on-the-go or from the comfort of their living room.
As the release date for “Outer Wilds” on the Nintendo Switch approaches, fans of the game and new players alike are eagerly anticipating the chance to uncover the secrets of its captivating universe. With its thought-provoking premise and engaging gameplay, “Outer Wilds” promises to deliver an unforgettable experience to players as they embark on a journey of discovery and unravel the mysteries that await them within the game’s expansive and enigmatic world.