Dust off your space suit and hug a pine tree, because Outer Wilds has officially launched on Nintendo Switch! We squeezed an entire solar system onto a little handheld, so now you can bring it with you to play next to the campfire. ::)
Here’s the link to the Nintendo E-Shop, where you can buy the Archeologist’s Edition (Outer Wilds + Echoes of the Eye): https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/products/outer-wilds-archaeologist-edition-switch/
If you prefer, you can choose to buy just the base game and add on Echoes of the Eye later (link). There will also be a physical version coming out in 2024, so keep all your eyes peeled for that announcement!
This was no small feat of Hearthian engineering, and it took many time loops of work. There was a lot of optimism when we announced our original launch date. However, Outer Wilds is more complicated than it appears from high orbit. We delayed launch when it became clear more work was needed, and when we decided to ship the expansion, Echoes of the Eye, alongside the base game on Nintendo Switch.
Two and a half years later, we feel the Nintendo Switch version is finally ready to go out into the world. We're also committed to continual support and improvement for the Switch version, so please look forward to patches coming very soon.
We’re very thankful to our friends at the campfire, Unity Professional Services, for all their hard work on the Nintendo Switch version. Without their determination and ingenuity, this would not have been possible.
To all Switch-only gamers waiting for this day, we appreciate your patience. And to all our existing fans, thank you for continuing to share your experiences in the Wilds. At long last, welcome to the Space Program, and happy exploring!
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