Night School Studio announces the Oxenfree Switch release date, and it’s really rather soon.
Around a month ago, Night School Studio announced that Oxenfree, their supernatural teen adventure, would be making its way onto Nintendo Switch.
Hot on the heels of Ron Gilbert’s classically styled Thimbleweed Park, Oxenfree is arguably an even better fit for Nintendo’s consheld. [We will make this portmanteau of console and handheld stick if it kills us – Ed.]
With its Telltale-esque branching conversation system – with bold, blocky, easy to read options – and its intriguing radio dial mechanic, the Oxenfree Switch version might just be the definitive version. Yes, it’ll run perfectly well on your telly in docked mode, just like it already has on PS4 and Xbox One, but you know what we’re most excited about?
Being able to play Oxenfree anywhere.
Yes, it sounds a little on the nose when that’s the whole point of the Switch consheld, but with Oxenfree that takes on an extra dimension. Imagine, if you will, going and playing it in the woods, or a spooky tree house, or an abandoned building. What about playing it on an island, or a beach, like the setting the characters in the game face?
Or if you’d rather not go out into the world, we reckon playing it under the covers on your bed with a torch – like reading a scary book after your parents had told you to go to bed as a kid – will be just the perfect way to enjoy Oxenfree.
The Oxenfree Switch version might have come last, but it could just be the definitive version, when it releases on October 6th, 2016.
We have a favour to ask
Thumbsticks has a couple of main aims. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New PlayStation Store releases for July 26-30, 2021
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles and Neo: The World Ends with You headline a busy week of new PlayStation Store releases for...
Nintendo Switch releases for July 26-30, 2021
NEO: The World Ends With You and The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop...
New Xbox releases for July 26-30, 2021
Microsoft Flight Simulator and The Ascent headline the list of new games coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Battlefield 2042 beta set for September
Players can try out Battlefield 2042 this September ahead of an October launch.
Mario Golf: Super Rush review
Mayhem and mushrooms make Mario Golf: Super Rush another multiplayer delight for the Nintendo Switch.
Dead Space, Battlefield Portal and everything else at EA Play Live
Have you got those post-E3 blues? EA Play Live has you covered with a short presentation that packed a punch.
More great games join Xbox Game Pass from today
Microsoft Flight Simulator and Cris Tales are among the games joining Xbox Game Pass this month.
Hades wins big at the Game Developers Choice Awards
Hades and Ghost of Tsushima are the big winners at the 2021 Game Developers Choice Awards.