The award-winning RPG from developer ZA/UM has had its Switch release confirmed for next year in the form of updated version: Disco Elysium: The Final Cut.
We've known since earlier this year that a Switch port was in the works, but ZA/UM has now confirmed a Summer 2021 release window in a PR release following the appearance of the above trailer at this year's TGAs.
Described as the 'Definitive edition" of the open-world tale, Disco Elysium takes inspiration from old-school Infinity Engine RPGs and casts you as a detective trying to solve a murder in a war-ravaged city. The game won multiple awards last year for its story and we've been itching to play it on Nintendo's console, so it's great to see the Switch version is still a going concern, even if we have to wait a bit longer than Playstation owners (don't worry — Xbox Series X/S gamers are in the same boat).
Wondering exactly what this 'Final Cut' will bring to the table over the original release? Let's take a look through some of some edited bullet points from the PR blurb:
New Political Vision Quests: Face the reality of your worldview as your political compass leads you down new paths. Discover more citizens, a whole extra area, and monumental sights as you leave an even bigger mark on the world by chasing your dreams.
Full Voice Acting: All of the city's beautiful people are brought to life with full voiceover. Play characters against each other, try to help them, or fall hopelessly in love as each word is spoken to you with the appropriate accent and emotion.
Improved Playability: Full controller support and customisation lets you play with your preferred setup. Enjoy an expanded range of language options.
Real Role-playing: Customise your character with wildly different skills, clothing items, and tools – from guns to a flashlight and a boombox. Develop new ideas in the detective’s Thought Cabinet to change how you approach and handle each situation.
Unprecedented Freedom: Death, sex, taxes, and disco – nothing is off the table in this open world. Solve a massive murder investigation, or relax and kick back with sprawling side-cases. Disco Elysium’s revolutionary dialogue system lets you do almost anything.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will apparently be £34.99 / $39.99 / €39.99 if you purchase digitally, although super fans of the game might be interested in the Collector's Edition exclusive to iam8bit which includes the following goodies for an eye-watering $249.99:
- Innovative ‘Layers of the Id’ Premium Box
- Hand-Painted ‘Mind Totem’ Vinyl Sculpture
- 190+ Page Hardbound Art Book feat. Oodles of Previously Unreleased Art and Stories
- Illustrated Fabric Map of the District of Martinaise
- Physical Edition of Disco Elysium with Reversible Cover, Housed in an Elegant Slipcase
- Region Free - Worldwide Compatibility
- Available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch
Excited to see a date — however vague — for Disco Elysium on Switch? Have you enjoyed this on another platform? Let us know below.