Firewatch, the engrossing indie adventure which won praise when it first launched in 2016, will be released for Nintendo Switch.

Developer Campo Santo announced this fresh version of the game today, and promised it would be optimised for Nintendo's portable console.

As for a release date? "Soon" is all Campo Santo said.

"We've been hard at work stripping much of Firewatch's tech down to the studs and rebuilding it to render the world more quickly, to stream and load faster, and to generally be more responsive," Firewatch writer and designer Jake Rodkin wrote on the developer's blog.

"Nearly everyone in the Campo Santo office has a Nintendo Switch (and the rest want one). We know what a good Switch game feels like, and want to make sure Firewatch feels like one too."

These optimisations will, in time, then filter through to other versions of the game.

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Firewatch first launched for PC and PlayStation 4 in February 2016. An Xbox One version then followed later that year.

"Gorgeous and clever," Chris Donlan decided in Eurogamer's Firewatch review, "Campo Santo's debut is a triumph of craft - but it may keep you at arm's length."

Campo Santo's next game is the Indiana Jones-esque adventure In the Valley of the Gods, due sometime in 2019.

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