A Hat In Time Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced Alongside Physical Edition

Pre-orders are available now, hat fans.

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The indie platformer A Hat In Time released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017, but now the game is preparing for renewed life with its Nintendo Switch debut. The throwback to classic 3D platformers will be available on October 18 for $40, and pre-orders for the physical copy are now available through Amazon.

A Hat In Time ran a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013, promising a "3D collect-a-thon platformer" in the vein of Banjo-Kazooie and Super Mario 64. The Nintendo Switch version is coming later than the others, but given that it's an homage to the classics of Nintendo platforms, fans may have been waiting for the Switch version.

The game received generally positive reviews on GameSpot sister site Metacritic, including good marks from GameSpot's A Hat In Time review. Kallie Plagge said that the first world was uninspired, but after that the game came into its own with charming, low-impact exploration and doodad-collecting.

"A Hat in Time is slow to start, but it's brimming with the charm and collectible-finding joy of classic 3D platformers," she wrote. "Collectibles are both fun to find and help guide you to the game's best secrets, and seeing everything there is to see is its own reward. The platforming isn't particularly challenging, nor does it do anything especially new, but A Hat in Time's cleverly themed worlds and witty quips lend it a more contemporary feel that's just right for satisfying a 3D platforming craving."

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