Square Enix has announced that developer Throughline Games' delightful, and thoroughly sumptuous, Ghibli-esque platform adventure Forgotten Anne will be heading to Switch next Friday, November 9th.
Forgotton Anne - one of my favourite games of the year so far - has been confirmed for release on Nintendo Switch.
I wish I could just tell you that Forgotton Anne is brilliant and wrap things up there. I want to leave you to go enjoy it without saying anything else, because that's the way this story should be encountered. It's a game about a lack of knowledge - yours, and Anne's - and how this can be both a curse and a blessing. It's a game about forgetting things and about loss, about remembering what you had and the cost of doing so. Best of all, it's a game which will win you over with its huge amount of heart.
Developer: ThroughLine Games
Hand-drawn adventure Forgotton Anne finally has a firm release date - it'll launch on 15th May for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, priced £15.49 on Steam, or £16 on console.
We first came across Forgotton Anne (yes, that's how it's spelled) at EGX last year, where it quietly sat as one of the stars of the show's indie section.
Its anime-inspired visuals first are perfect for its oddball setting, where its mix of light platforming, branching narrative choices and puzzles, suddenly has you fighting a scarf.
We've been having a lovely old time here at EGX. Andy Serkis turned up, Doug Cockle came and did the Geralt voice for Bertie (whether he liked it or not), Chris Bratt had some very Chris Bratt conversations with X-COM and XCOM maestros Julian Gollop and Jake Solomon, and then as well as all that other stuff going on, there are the games.