Firewatch to bring wilderness adventuring to Switch when it releases this month
01 Dec, 2018
The Nintendo Switch will get another indie classic later this month, in the form of Campo Santo’s thunderous debut, Firewatch. Here’s when it comes out.
You deserve to play Firewatch regardless of what your platform of choice is, and unless you’re rocking a Commodore 64 or some beast, your chance is likely coming soon. According to a new tweet by Campo Santo, Firewatch will release on Switch later this week. Specifically, you can pick it up on 17th December, via Nintendo eShop.
Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch on December 17th! We'll be in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Japan eShops. pic.twitter.com/BJvPnTd4KU
— Campo Santo (@camposanto) December 1, 2018
We last learned about the Switch port of the game all the way back in April this year. Campo Santo hasn’t announced any special features for the Switch port, so you’ll likely be getting the exact same experience as other platforms (albeit portable!).
Here’s what the game’s about, according to the devs:
Firewatch is a single-player first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness.
The year is 1989. You are a man named Henry who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness. Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe. An especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge. Your supervisor Delilah is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio—your only contact with the world you’ve left behind. But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the forest, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have.
For more information on the game, check out the official website here.