Press release


Grab Your Backpack And Get Out There..

28 MARCH 2024 Outward – the best-selling open-world fantasy role-playing game – is out now on the Nintendo Switch.

Developed by Nine Dots Studio, Outward delivers an immersive RPG experience coupled with survival gameplay, offering a deeply rewarding challenge for the most avid gamer.

Watch the launch trailer here:

As an ordinary adventurer, you’ll not only have to hide or defend yourself against threatening creatures, but also brave the hazardous environmental conditions, protect yourself against infectious diseases, make sure you get enough sleep, and stay hydrated.

Embark on perilous expeditions across untamed lands to reach new cities, undertake varied missions and discover hidden dungeons crawling with formidable enemies.

In order to survive in the dazzling yet deadly world of Aurai, you’ll have to be cunning, clever and prepared. Devise diverse strategies to defeat your foes and don’t neglect your basic needs, sharing your journey with a friend, locally or online.

Armor up and get stronger as you can enhance your weapons, trinkets and armours through the enchanting system! From increasing damage, weather resistance, elemental damage, personalisation and more; you will find your perfect enchantment among over 85 recipes.
A unique experience with every playthrough

The Switch release is the culmination of months of hard work between Nine Dots Studio and Sneaky Box, the developer brought on board to lead the efforts to port the game to the Switch.

The Definitive Edition contains the base game, along with two DLC’s “Three Brothers” and “The Soroboreans” – along with a plethora of new and updated content, including new weapons, dungeons and quality of life improvements.

Key Features:

  • Survive in the wilds as you explore the land  
  • Play solo or cooperatively online  
  • Dynamic defeat scenarios that react to your context  
  • Constant auto-saving means there’s no turning back  
  • Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting  
  • Unique experience with every play through  

Latest assets can be found here:
Title: Outward – Definitive Edition 
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Genre: Survival Action RPG 
Developer: Nine Dots Studio
Publisher: PLAION
Release Date: 28 March 2024
Languages: VO: English, French & German Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian & Turkish 

About Prime Matter
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.
Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.
Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of PLAION.
PLAION is a dynamic and diversified business in the global entertainment sector, masterfully crafting franchises that captivate audiences worldwide. Boasting a vast network of eight game development studios, sixteen regional publishing offices, three game publishing labels including Deep Silver, and PLAION PICTURES as an independent film publisher and distributor, the company extends its influence with merchandise production and expansive distribution capabilities across the globe.
Founded nearly three decades ago, PLAION has firmly established itself within the entertainment arena. With a diverse range of services and solutions, PLAION stands as the premier publishing partner for console and PC games across both physical and digital channels. Moreover, its strong foothold in the Virtual Reality (VR) domain highlights the company's commitment to varied gaming experiences.
PLAION is an Embracer Group company.