Wired Productions and Storm in a Teacup have announced that Close to the Sun is getting a Nintendo Switch port. There is no official release date yet but it will not lag behind PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, opting for a simultaneous launch.
Close to the Sun tells the story of Rose Archer, a journalist looking for the big breakthrough by investigating the main man of electricity and pigeon fetishes himself - Nikola Tesla. She travels to Helios, a giant ship that is supposed to be an incubator for the greatest scientific minds where they can experiment to their heart's desire without outsider meddling.
In an odd stroke of reality across the messy canvas that is Close to the Sun, developers showed that anything that sounds too good to be true really is like that and Rose finds more aboard Helios than she bargained for.
The story definitely sounds compelling with a playful nod at Daedalus and Icarus in the title but it managed to be underwhelming to many people, including some of us at AltChar, just like our review would suggest.
Those who are not dissuaded by the review or the mediocre Metacritic score can look forward to the game on Nintendo Switch. It will apparently come at the same time as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions but no solid release date is available yet.
Close to the Sun aims to be a first-person horror game but it falls flat in that regard so only the walking simulator part of it remains after unveiling the full package. Since Nintendo Switch allows you to play while walking, you can play a walking simulator while walking. Cue an Xzibit meme.
Epic Games Store lists $29.99 / €29.99 as the price of the game so Nintendo Store will likely offer it at the same price. Considering the fairly low minimum requirements on PC, Close to the Sun shouldn't have any issues running on Nintendo's handheld console.