Playdead and Double Fine are among the next crop of game developers porting their titles to the Nintendo Switch.
Playdead are bringing their creepy platforming puzzlers Limbo and Inside to the platform next week.
Limbo was released back in 2010 for Xbox 360, and has since come to various other platforms over the years. Limbo employs a spooky film noir visual style with complex, physics-based puzzles that carry the player through increasingly dangerous and chaotic environments.
Inside was a perturbing game with a weird charm to it. And the narrative took you to some dark and spooky places, in the best of ways. The latter was the successor to the former when it debuted on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in 2016. It continued on many of the same thematic and gameplay choices from Limbo, and did very well. And yes, the deaths are gruesome in both games.
And not to be left out of the fun, Double Fine recently announced that Grim Fandango Remastered and Broken Age are both heading to the Nintendo Switch ‘in the coming months.’
Tim Schafer and comrades over at Double Fine put out those two great games over the years. Grim Fandango came out all the way back in 1998 on the PC, and was then ported to other platforms like the Vita PS4 over the years via its remaster. The other title, Broken Age is a delightful mix of old school point-and-click and narrative drama, it’s a great fit for the Switch from a mechanics standpoint.
And don’t worry, this port is not taking away any resources from the ongoing work on the sequel to cult-classic Psychonauts.
These titles hold a fond place in the hearts of many gamers, and it’s great to see them get a new audience on the Switch. All of them are critically acclaimed and surrounded by nostalgic love, so they’ll probably push a fair few units on the console.