Bastion and Transistor are coming to Switch later this year; no plans for Pyre port
29 Aug, 2018
Supergiant Games is bringing its crusty narrators to the Nintendo Switch. Keep an eye out for Bastion in September and Transistor in November this year.
The excellent indie action games Bastion and Transistor are coming to Switch via the Nintendo eShop, it has been announced. Supergiant Games’ debut title Bastion will launch on the platform on September 13th, while Transistor is jumping over on November 1st. The games will be priced at $14.99 and $19.99 respectively.
There’s no word on any special new features for the games, but Supergiant promises that both titles has been “faithfully adapted and optimized” for the Switch. Blitworks collaborated on the port for Bastion, while Confetti helped out on the port for Transistor.
If you happen to be in Seattle between August 31st and September 3rd, you can actually play the Switch ports at PAX West. Keep an eye out for booth 1520.
Over at the official announcement post, Supergiant Games also mentions their newest game, Pyre. It would seem only natural to request a Switch port for Pyre, but on account of the game being built on custom tech, porting it would take no small amount of effort. No ports have been announced for Pyre, so if you want to play that game, you’ll have to settle for PC, Mac, Linux, or PS4.
Bastion originally released in September 2011 and is available on PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. Supergiant’s second game Transistor originally released in May 2014, and is available on PC, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, and iOS.
There’s a lot of indies to enjoy on Switch. Take, for instance, Minit: a black-and-white Zelda-like that’s played one minute at a time. You might also be interested to know that Playdead’s indie classics Limbo and Inside are now on the Switch.