The self-stylized “cute as heck” 3D Platformer A Hat in Time has finally received a release date for its launch on Nintendo Switch, which will be October 18th of this year, and a physical edition is also on the way.
A Hat in Time has been available for different platforms since 2017, though originally it wasn’t thought that the game was ever going to come to the Nintendo Switch. The developer originally had no plans to bring it to the system, citing difficulties with utilizing Unreal Engine 3 on the console, though it seems that those issues have somehow been circumvented, and the game will finally be coming to the Nintendo platform. A very fitting conclusion to this particular saga, seeing how A Hat in Time was inspired largely by Nintendo 3D platformers such as Super Mario Sunshine, Banjo Kazooie, and other efforts such as Psychonauts.
A Hat in Time sees the player playing as Hat Kid, a small girl piloting a spaceship that loses its fuel source of hourglass-shaped timepieces on a strange planet, and Hat Kid must platform her way through multiple worlds to fuel her way home. To help her on her way, Hat Kid makes use of a trusty utility-umbrella that can help he whack enemies and grapple on objects, as well as various magical hats that grant her different abilities to more easily traverse the land.
In addition to A Hat in Time coming to Nintendo Switch, a physical edition of the game for the Switch will also be available for the console via Amazon. The physical edition of the game will also include the Seal the Deal DLC, while those who purchase the digital version will have to purchase the DLC separately. No specific word has been given for the inclusion of the additional Nyakuza Metro DLC that was released in the past few months, however, it will likely be coming as a separate purchase for the Switch version later down the line.
A Hat in Time is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will be available for Nintendo Switch on October 18th. You can pre-order the physical version for Nintendo Switch on Amazon.
Greyson Ditzler is a freelance writer, aspiring author, and YouTuber. He loves games of all kinds and is always looking for something new and interesting to try. When he isn’t writing you can likely find him speedrunning Donut County or trying to convince his friends that Danganronpa is actually really cool. He can also beat the first world in Super Meat Boy without dying while wearing oven mitts.