Outward: Definitive Edition launches for Nintendo Switch in 2024

Plaion and Nine Dots Studio have announced that survival action RPG Outward will launch for Nintendo Switch in 2024. The Nintendo Switch port is being handled by Sneaky Box.

Outward originally released in March 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Definitive Edition — which bundled  'The Soroboreans' and 'The Three Brothers' DLCs alongside balance changes — was released in May 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. This Definitive Edition is the version set to release for Nintendo Switch.

The announcement details and some Switch version screenshots can be found below, via Plaion.

Outward, the open-world fantasy role-playing game developed by Nine Dots Studio, is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2024.

The Switch release is the culmination of months of hard work between Nine Dots Studio and Sneaky Box, the developer brought on board to lead the efforts to port the game to the Switch.

"Getting Outward onto the Switch was always a dream for us," said Guillaume Boucher-Vidal, CEO and creative director of Nine Dots Studio. "I'll be quite honest, I had my doubts that a Switch version was even possible, but we did it."

Boucher-Vidal pointed to technical limitations fuelling his doubt.

"Outward is a big game that was made in such a weird context and has some very specific technical limitations," Boucher-Vidal said. "The team at Sneaky Box really pulled a rabbit out of the hat with this port. I'm happy that there will be one more way to play our game, and with devices like the Steam Deck and the Nintendo Switch, it's quite fitting that our game is now travel-friendly."

Outward is an RPG set in the world of Aurai where you take on the role of an ordinary adventurer defending themselves against threatening creatures, while braving hazardous environmental conditions, and keeping healthy and hydrated.

Your journey will take you through cities and dangerous hidden dungeons crawling with formidable enemies as you travel across the untamed wilderness.

The Definitive Edition contains the base game, along with two DLC’s, “Three Brothers” and “The Soroboreans."

Key Features

  • Survive in the wilds as you explore the land 
  • Play solo or cooperatively online 
  • Dynamic defeat scenarios that react to your context 
  • Constant auto-saving means there’s no turning back 
  • Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting 
  • Unique experience with every play through
Outward: Defintiive Edition Nintendo Switch Screenshots