Press release


An Unexplored World In Your Hands

09.00 CET THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER 2023 – Outward, the open-world fantasy role-playing game developed by Nine Dots Studio, is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2024. 

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. 

"Getting Outward onto the Switch was always a dream for us," said Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, CEO and creative director of Nine Dots Studio. "I'll be quite honest, I had my doubts that a Switch version was even possible." 

Boucher-Vidal pointed to technical limitations fuelling his doubt. 

"Outward is a big game that was made in such a weird context and has some very specific technical limitations," Boucher-Vidal said.  

"The team at Sneaky Box really pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this port. I'm happy that there will be one more way to play our game, and with devices like the Steam Deck and the Nintendo Switch, it's quite fitting that our game is now travel-friendly." 

Outward is an RPG set in the world of Aurai where you take on the role of an ordinary adventurer defending themselves against threatening creatures, braving hazardous environmental conditions, and keeping healthy and hydrated. 

Your journey will take you through cities and dangerous hidden dungeons crawling with formidable enemies as you travel across the untamed wilderness. 

The Definitive Edition contains the base game, along with two DLC’s, “Three Brothers” and “The Soroboreans." 

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: 2024  

Languages: VO: English, French & German Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian & Turkish  

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