We're used to seeing game releases getting delayed, so when the launch of a game gets brought forward it is truly a cause for celebration. The Square Enix Collective have announced today that their cinematic adventure Forgotton Anne will be landing on the Switch eShop on 9th November. That's a lot sooner than the last time we reported on the game, when it was planned to release on the Switch in 2019 at some point.
Forgotton Anne is a seamless animated adventure, focusing on a hidden dimension where all mislaid items from the human world - the odd socks, the lost letters, the missing toys - are sent to linger. It’s the job of the Forgotlings - creatures formed out of all of these missing items - to help the trapped Anne and Master Bonku find their way home.
Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix seemed pleased as punch that they are able to share the game with eager Switch customers sooner rather than later:
I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been able to reach out and tell people that we’ve brought forward the launch of a game. It’s quite exciting to be able to bring ThroughLine Games’ beguiling anime adventure to Nintendo gamers ahead of schedule, especially given the number of requests we’ve had for a Nintendo Switch version ever since its debut earlier this year. Now we can deliver.
Alfred Nguyen, Creative Director and Co-founder of ThroughLine Games added:
A Nintendo Switch version was always something we had planned to bring to life, and it’s amazing that we can do this earlier than we expected. We think playing Forgotton Anne in handheld mode feels fantastic and should serve as a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch console’s fast expanding audience.
The game will launch on 9th November 2018 one the Switch eShop. For one week only, players can purchase the game at a 10% discount (regular price £15.99/$19.99/€19.99).
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