Gnosia, A Single-Player Visual Novel With Among Us Vibes, Is Coming To Switch

The social-deduction game asks you to determine who among your spaceship's crew are actually monsters.

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Gnosia was announced for an English language release on Switch during the latest Nintendo Indie World Showcase, and it looks very interesting. This is a social deduction game about figuring out which members of a spaceship crew are alien invaders disguised as other crew members. It's a similar premise to Among Us, except that this is a single-player visual novel game.

A round of Gnosia lasts only 5-15 minutes, with the player losing if the number of Gnosia on board overtakes the number of humans. Each time you play, which characters are human and which aren't changes, so you'll need to make fresh deductions each time.

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Over many games, you can learn some of the secrets of the Gnosia.

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Gnosia

While the premise might be similar, it's extremely unlikely that Gnosia was directly inspired by Among Us. In Japan, the game first released on PS Vita in 2019--technically after the 2018 release of Among Us, but well before that game exploded in popularity.

The original Vita version was warmly received in Japan, with Famitsu scoring it a 36/40 (per Gematsu). The game is coming to Switch worldwide in early 2021, having already released for the system in Japan earlier this year.

If you want to play an Among Us-style game on Switch, you can now play...well, Among Us itself. It's available on Switch now.

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