The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos DLC launches for Switch on September 8

Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division have announced that Murder on Eridanos, the second and final DLC expansion for the excellent 2019 sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds, will finally arrive for the game's Nintendo Switch version on September 8.

Murder on Eridanos was originally released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms back in March. The interstellar whodunit has been received fairly warmly by critics and fans alike, including RPG Site's Adam Vitale.

With the launch of Murder on Eridanos, The Outer Worlds' belated Switch port is essentially caught up to the other versions. While the game's graphics and performance take a notable hit on the hybrid console, the ability to play such a solid first-person action RPG on the go can be well worth the trade-off.


In order to gain access to Murder on Eridanos, players will need to progress past the Monarch portion of the main storyline. The DLC can be purchased either on its own for $14.99 or as part of The Outer Worlds Expansion Pass for $23.99. Going the latter route nets you both Murder on Eridanos and the first DLC, Peril on Gorgon, so those interested in the full experience can save several dollars in the long run.

Given the game's strong sales, a sequel to The Outer Worlds felt inevitable — indeed, we learned in June that one is on the way.