The popular 2017 story-driven game Night in the Woods will appear in the Nintendo Switch eShop today, February 1.
A trailer for the Switch version went live on January 16, and now the game is primed for its Switch appearance almost a year after release.
Night In The Woods. Nintendo Switch. February 1st.https://t.co/LJVy0b0n95
— Night In The Woods (@NightInTheWoods) January 16, 2018
Night in the Woods depicts a small-town America filled with anthropomorphic animals. Players control Mae Borowski, a college dropout returning to her hometown. And oh yeah, she’s a cat. A self-description says the game is about “exploration, story, and character.”
Originally released last February for PC and PS4, Night in the Woods has received much acclaim for its writing and characters. It was nominated for three 2017 Golden Joystick awards, including Best Storytelling and Best Indie Game. It also received two nominations at The Game Awards for Best Independent Game and Games for Impact. Of almost five thousand reviews on Steam, over 95% are positive.
Our own Shelby Royal gave Night in the Woods a 4/5 score in her review last summer. She praised the game’s characters, art style, exploration, and mini-games. She also noted a few pacing issues and lack of development in Mae herself, despite a great supporting cast.
The Switch version will include all content from the Weird Autumn edition released in December. It will release on the eShop with a $19.99 price tag.
Night in the Woods joins a list of impressive and constantly growing list of independent titles that are flocking to Nintendo’s breakout console. The Switch seems perfectly tailored for ports of these games, affectionately called Nindies.
In January alone, the Switch received such popular new and returning independent titles as Super Meat Boy, Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Innerspace, and The Escapists 2. The acclaimed Owlboy will also hit the Switch in February, with Hollow Knight not too far behind.
Yes, it’s a good time to be a Nintendo console owner, and it’s also a great time to lay down a crisp Andrew Jackson and pick up the new version of Night in the Woods.