The Outer Worlds gets a Nintendo Switch release date

Obsidian Entertainment’s sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds is coming to the Nintendo Switch with all of its dark humor and galactic adventure.

The Outer Worlds was one of my favorite games of 2019. The sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment took players on a galactic adventure in which you could blast or talk your way through just about any situation or problem. Soon you’ll be able to do so on-the-go.

Obsidiant, Virtuos Games and Private Division announced today that The Outer Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch on March 6. It doesn’t appear that any sort of special features or anything will come with the Switch version.

In our review of the game, we praised the the game’s sharp writing as well as Obsidian’s ability to take the aging open-world RPG formula and make it feel fresh. Beyond the Nintendo Switch edition of the game, Obsidian previously hinted at DLC coming at some point in 2020.

Not much is know about the upcoming DLC except that it expand upon the story. It’s unclear if this DLC will release on all platforms simultaneously, assuming it arrives after the Switch version.

Obsidian Entertainment was acquired by Microsoft in November of 2018. Their first game under the Microsoft banner is Grounded, a survival adventure in which you are shrunk down to the size of an ant and tasked with surviving the great outdoors of a backyard.

Grounded was announced for Xbox and PC; however, Microsoft has shown a willingness to work with Nintendo. While The Outer Worlds was always designed as a multiplatform game, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft allows Grounded to be released on the Nintendo Switch.

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In any case, one step at a time. The Outer Worlds will release on Nintendo Switch on March 6. It will retail for $59.99 and will be available via the Nintendo eShop. You can also buy a boxed version but this will only come with a code to download the game.

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