The critically acclaimed and much adored To The Moon is just a week away from launching on Nintendo Switch, and we've just been treated to a new trailer to celebrate.
If you're unaware, To the Moon is an adventure game that was actually originally developed on RPG Maker. Thanks in part to its emotional storytelling and soundtrack, the game went on to be quite the success, and now it's headed to Switch in a fully remastered form. You see, X.D. Network has been working with Unity to recreate the original game with a fresh lick of paint while hoping to keep its retro charm.
Here's the official blurb:
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning... but only in their patients' heads. Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.
This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny's past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny's last wish is, of course... to go to the moon.
It'll launch on Switch on 16th January for $11.99 / €11.99 / £10.79, although a two-week 20% off sale will be taking place at launch to celebrate the game's arrival on a new platform. We're looking forward to seeing this one on Nintendo's machine - so much so we included it in the video below.
Will you be checking this one out next week? Tell us below.
YES!!!! Was waiting on confirmation on this one
Can’t wait! Everything I’ve read about this game makes me very looking forward to playing it.
Saw on the video yesterday - had no idea about it, but am going to get now
Man, I can't wait to play this one again!
The gameplay is nothing to write home about, but I really loved the story and the way it is told.
What a lovely game this sounds like.
This game touched me like none other. If you enjoy a good emotional gutpunch you have to experience this game at least once in your life.
I remember the Steam version came with the soundtrack... I was walking around town with my headphones on for days afterwards, feeling as though I was a character in a movie who was about to meet a tragic end...
This game intrigues me. It's supposed to get a physical release on Limited Run Games as well. I was actually on the lookout for that one.
Loved this game when I played on PC years ago.
Gonna get it again in the hopes of the sequel (which I haven't played yet) also comes to the Switch!
I've heard nothing but good things about this one so I'm looking forward to it.
I'd argue this is the most emotional videogame story ever. Insta-buy!
A recommended experience for those who haven’t tried it. I’ll wait till it’s on a 5 buck sale to play it again on Switch.
Really good story on this one.
This is the most emotionally affecting game I have ever played. No game has moved me quite like this. Play this.
Yes, that's the one! So no official announcement, but I kind of expected the digital and physical to coincide, consindering they were apparently working on it some time ago. Guess we have to wait and see.
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