Asymmetric confirm the Nintendo Switch release date for comedy cowboy RPG, West of Loathing.
Mark your diary pardners, West of Loathing will come to Nintendo Switch on May 31, 2018.
The award-winning RPG was originally released on Steam last summer, and has gone on to sell over 150,000 copies on PC. It’s a console exclusive on Switch, and is also set for an iOS release later this year.
West of Loathing is a Western-themed spinoff from the long-running browser game, Kingdom of Loathing. It retains the iconic hand-drawn art style and off-beat humour, and adds in lashings of whiskey and plenty cowpats. Yummy.
Despite its sketchy looks, West of Loathing is a full RPG with three character classes, a sizeable campaign, a multitude of side quests, and – according to the press release – over 50 stylish hats to obtain.
In his talk at this year’s GDC, Asymmetric’s Zack Johnson spoke about packing West of Loathing full of jokes.
“It’s a real quantity over quality approach, but it works because if you have a game with four jokes in it, and one of those is bad, your game is only 75% funny. However, if you have a game with a thousand jokes in it, and two-hundred and fifty of them are bad, then your game is 75% funny.”
West of Loathing will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 31, 2018
More from Thumbsticks
- Does the Nintendo Switch have an indie problem?
- Nintendo eShop releases for May 24, 2018
- Resident Evil 7 is coming to Nintendo Switch, sort of
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 Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021
The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...
WarioWare: Get It Together! review
WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?
This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell
In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"
Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox
Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.
Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game
In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...
Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...
The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend
After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...
The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns
PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.