The Forgotten City is an intriguing game - it began life as an incredibly popular mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which had so many downloads that eventually the team at Modern Storyteller decided to adapt it into a full blown release. It arrived this Summer on pretty much every platform, though the confirmed Switch release had so far proven elusive.
Well, the good news is that it's out today on the Switch eShop, the bad news for most is that it's a Cloud Version. Though some may question why this is a cloud game when the source material - Skyrim - is native on Switch, it's worth remembering that it was adapted from those mod origins and the developer and publisher (Dear Villager) are far smaller in scale than Bethesda - that goes without saying.
If you do decide to dive in with the cloud version there is the positive that The Forgotten City is critically acclaimed, with the full game being received well by media and players alike since its arrival in the Summer. As a narrative it sounds rather intriguing in the PR blurb:
- Explore an open-world ancient Roman city with historically authentic art, architecture, costumes and customs
- Investigate a gripping, non-linear mystery with multiple endings
- Become entwined in the lives of richly detailed, deeply interactive characters
- Grapple with moral dilemmas which have life-and-death consequences
- Play as whoever you want, by choosing your character’s gender, origin and backstory
- Solve problems with reason, charm, bribery, intimidation, violence, or by cleverly exploiting the time-loop
Similar to other cloud releases on the Switch you'll be able to sample a demo to test your connection and performance, while a full purchase will cost €29,99 / $29.99USD / £24.99.
Are you tempted to pick this up?