Nintendo Switch Getting Acclaimed Adventure Game Firewatch

Firewatch is headed to Nintendo's hybrid console.


Firewatch, one of the best games of 2016 that tells a stirring story and has gorgeous visuals, is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Developer Campo Santo announced the Switch port on its website today, slating the title to come to Nintendo's hybrid system sometime this spring.

The game was originally released in February 2016 for PC and PlayStation 4, before landing on Xbox One in September of that year. It was Campo Santo's first title and reviews for the first-person, narrative-driven adventure game were positive across the board. It was also a commercial success, selling more than 1 million copies in its first year.

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There is no word about how the Switch version may differ from the others, but Campo Santo called out the console's hybrid nature in its description. "Imagine: The sounds of a babbling brook, a cool mountain breeze blowing through the timber. And in your hands, your trusty Nintendo Switch," the studio said. "This Spring, take your Nintendo Switch on an outdoor adventure..."

Set in 1989, Firewatch takes place in the Wyoming wilderness and puts you in the role of Henry (voiced by Mad Men's Richard Sommer), a man with a troubled past who seeks a new life as a fire lookout. The other main character is Delilah (Cissy Jones), whom Henry speaks with using a walkie-talkie.

A Firewatch movie is currently in the works at Good Universe, the film company that also produced the well-received horror movie Don't Breathe and Last Vegas.

Campo Santo's next game is the intriguing-looking In The Valley Of Gods, which was announced during The Game Awards in December. The game is still a long time off, as it's not scheduled to come out until 2019--you can watch a trailer here.

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