Many more people will be able to get their hands on one of last year’s most well-received games.
With the number of exclusives Nintendo has under its belt, Switch owners must feel spoiled for choice at this point. However, it seems that the console is just as appealing to developers as it is to gamers. This week, game director for The Evil Within 2 Shinji Mikami expressed interest in porting the title to the Switch. Now, it seems that developer Playdead are bringing their critically acclaimed platformer Inside to the console.
As reported by Kotaku, the Danish studio’s co-founder Art Jensen revealed the port to Japanese publication Famitsu. This was during his visit to Japan to meet with legendary video game directors, including Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid) and Fumito Ueda (Shadow of the Colossus). Ueda shared a picture of the meeting of the minds on Twitter.
Had dinner with Playdead, creators of Limbo and Inside, and also Furukawa-san, The Last Guardian's composer. We had a great time, thank you! pic.twitter.com/lZes0SSxI7
— genDESIGN (@genDESIGN_Inc) September 21, 2017
Inside was a huge hit for Playdead, who previously found success with their previous release, Limbo. It will mark the first title that the developer has released on Nintendo systems. This gives some hope of future titles also seeing a Switch release. With this announcement, and the near-universal praise the game has received, it isn’t hard to imagine that many Switch owners will be eager to experience it for themselves.