Eastward to release on Nintendo Switch in 2020
Chucklefish and Pixpil announced today that indie adventure RPG Eastward will release on Nintendo Switch in addition to PC. A trailer announcement was also uploaded to Nintendo's Youtube channel.
As described during last year's original announcement, Eastward is a dual-character adventure RPG with a look inspired by 90s Japanese animation. It's set in a decaying world where society is on the brink of collapse as the human population has shrunk to an all-time low. A hardworking digger named John guides a mysterious girl named Sam through ruined cities which have become dens for monsters.
In the near-future society is starting to collapse, with the human population shrinks to an all-time low. As the world around falls to ruin, a hardworking miner called John discovers a young girl named Sam deep underground in a secret facility. After escaping the town, the unlikely pair embark on an emotional journey to discover the strange truth about her origins and the mystery behind the sinister creatures who descend on the local towns, devouring everything in their path. Eastward arrives in 2020.
It had been a while since we last heard about the Shanghai-developed title. We got some new gameplay and screenshots late last year after being originally announced last spring. We'll look forward to narrowing in on a date next year.