One Of Our Favorite Games From 2017 Is Coming To Switch On July 4th

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[Update: Annapurna Interactive has now confirmed the Nintendo Switch port of What Remains of Edith Finch will release worldwide, not just Japan. The original story continues below.]

Annapurna Interactive has announced What Remains of Edith Finch is coming to the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop on July 4. As the announcement lists that the English version will be supported, it can be assumed the port will be released worldwide. However, that hasn't been officially confirmed. Regardless, the Switch can access multiple regions, so even if the port remains exclusive to Japan, you'll still be able to buy it.

According to Japanese Nintendo, What Remains of Edith Finch will release on Switch in Japan for ¥2,200, which is just over $20 USD / £16. The game requires a 2.2 GB download.

What Remains of Edith Finch is one of the best games of 2017, receiving universal critical praise. You play as the titular Edith Finch, who returns to her family home after her mother's death. Over the course of the game, you visit the rooms of each member of Edith's family--all of whom are deceased--to learn about the lives and ultimate demise of each person. You also begin to unravel the truth behind the curse supposedly haunting the Finch family, which dictates that only one member of each generation will live a normal life. All the others are doomed to die in a strange or unusual way.

In GameSpot's What Remains of Edith Finch review, Justin Clark gave the game a 9/10, writing, "Developer Giant Sparrow managed to strike the delicate balance between joy and sorrow in 2012's The Unfinished Swan, but What Remains of Edith Finch transcends even the latent sadness of that game, finding the beauty--even sometimes the fun--in what's always fundamentally a tragedy. It's not often that a game's plot slips past the bitterness of grief to finally get to the acceptance, but that's the triumph in What Remains of Edith Finch. Ultimately, if the game has any resemblance of a moral, it's that the bravest, most beautiful thing every one of us does is choose to keep going, despite knowing what's coming."

If you just cannot wait until next week and want to buy What Remains of Edith Finch right now, the game is 55% off during the Steam 2019 Summer Sale--which continues through July 9. You can see the game's discounted price in the US, UK, and AU below.

What Remains Of Edith Finch Steam 2019 Summer Sale Prices

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The story of Lewis was the best part of this game.

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I didn’t like it. I didn’t think it was a walking simulator but not my kind of fun. There were some moments that were brilliant but I wouldn’t recommend it to my friends.

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Yay! Only 2 years after everyone else. Nintendo must be working harder these days, usually it takes them at least 5 or 6 years to get games that everyone else has already played.

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The bathtub scenario haunted me once I actually realized what was happening. That was a hard left into some pretty disturbing territory IMO.

Still, I adored this game. Anyone who calls this a walking simulator should be punched in their gob.

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@aross2004: Damn, man, I had ALMOST forgotten that. One of the few video game things I pondered just not finishing the game than doing it.

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@olddadgamer: Sorry for the reminder, that whole scenario just really shocked me. So completely unexpected and horrific.

Seeing the article just kind of brought it back like a gut punch :(

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What a really fun game this was. So glad I played it.

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@snugglebear: I liked it a lot better than I thought I would. Used game mechanics (or mechanics unique to games) to tell stories/elicit emotion better than any game I've ever played (except MAYBE The Last of Us.)

Lewis' story? With the fish? Tell me you didn't just keep doing the fish without thinking about it while focusing on the fantasy. Just like he would have. I mean....damn.

Though the tie in to the other game jarred. Didn't like the idea of the supernatural being real. I would've preferred it just as a human tragedy.

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@olddadgamer: I think it almost had to go that way. It strains credulity to believe that everything that happens is just coincidence, or bad luck.

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@aross2004: But it's totally believable that a random character had a magic paintbrush?

I mean, I wouldn't have had a problem with it (as much) if the games were at all similar, but they weren't in the least.

I dunno. Just seemed a little precious, like the devs were winking at themselves.

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@olddadgamer: I get what you're saying here, and you have a great point.

Upon reconsideration, I think it would have been perfectly OK to not explain the whys of it at all, and just left it up to the player to decide for themselves.

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