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Nintendo Switch lands Firewatch this spring

by Brandon Russell | April 5, 2018April 5, 2018 11:00 am PST

Campo Santo on Thursday announced it’s porting Firewatch to the Nintendo Switch, with a tentative release scheduled for this spring. No pricing details have been revealed.

The game will be a rebuilt version that promises to “stream and load faster, and to generally be more responsive,” the developer said in a blog post.

“We know what a good Switch game feels like, and want to make sure Firewatch feels like one too,” Campo Santo said.

To achieve an experience more suited to the Switch hardware, the tech behind Firewatch will be stripped “down to the studs.” How that will affect the game’s gorgeous visuals remains to be seen. Firewatch’s art style is one of the game’s best features, so hopefully it’ll be just as beautiful on the Switch.

Campo Santo teased the Switch version will include a few surprises, so it may be worth revisiting if you’ve already played the game. Eventually, many of the optimizations will make their way to the other versions of Firewatch, including on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

If you haven’t played Firewatch, the game puts players in the shoes of Henry, a fire lookout, who quickly finds himself uncovering a mystery about the disappearance of a young boy. Along the way, players converse with a character named Delilah through dialog options, which later influence how their relationship plays out.

Check out our past coverage of Firewatch following its original release.

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