The Outer Worlds Is Setting Course for the Nintendo Switch

Nathan Birch
The Outer Worlds Switch patch

Get ready for your next big Nintendo Switch RPG obsession, because The Outer Worlds is coming to the portable console. Obsidian Entertainment has released a trailer for the Nintendo version of The Outer Worlds, which is filled with plenty of gameplay footage, although it isn’t clear if any of it is actually Switch-specific. I have a feeling it’s not, although fingers crossed that the Switch version actually looks this good. You can check the trailer out for yourself, below.

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The Switch version of The Outer Worlds is being ported by Virtuos, who have handled other Switch ports like L.A. Noire, Dark Souls: Remastered, Starling: Battle for Atlas, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. So, expect this to be a very respectable conversion. Haven’t been keeping up with The Outer Worlds? Here are the game’s key features:

  • The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
  • You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
  • Lead your companions: During your journey you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
  • Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.

The Outer Worlds hits PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 25. The Nintendo Switch version will arrive sometime after that.

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