Narrative adventure Firewatch set to release on Switch soon
05 Apr, 2018
Developer Campo Santo has announced that its debut outing Firewatch will walk all the way to a Switch release soon. Expect to be surprised.
What’s this now, another indie classic making its way to the Nintendo Switch? You bet your adventuring gear it is. Firewatch is going to release on the Switch soon, developer Campo Santo has declared. There’s no exact release date or window right now, but the developer promises it will release ‘soon’.
Apart from the announcement itself, there’s not much information on what you can expect from the Switch version of the game. Apart from feeling like a ‘good’ Switch game, this version will also have a couple of surprises (or so Campo Santo hopes).
The optimisations that are being undertaken to put the game on the Switch will also be shared with other versions of the game. No promises are made just yet, but if things go to plan, you can expect performance improvements for the Unity-based title on other platforms.
A singleplayer narrative mystery, Firewatch is set in the wilderness of Wyoming. The year is 1989, and you play as fire lookout Henry, whose only contact with another human being is a radio. Mysterious events spur him to leave his lookout tower and explore the wilderness around him.
Speaking of good narrative games, check out which prizes Night in the Woods won at the Independent Games Festival. More non-violent jaunts on the Switch can be found in Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles.