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Graveyard Keeper is coming for Nintendo Switch on PAX East 2019

Published: 21:39, 27 March 2019
Lazy Bear Games
Screenshot of a pixelated graveyard from the game Graveyard Keeper
Graveyard Keeper

Anyone who as much as glanced at Graveyard Keeper let alone played it, knows that the game was begging for a Nintendo Switch version and if you've been one of those pestering the dev, tinyBuild have awesome news for you on PAX East 2019.

As you can see, tinyBuild are already passing time playing Graveyard Keeper and are inviting you to PAX East 2019, where they officially launch the Switch version. 

The trailer itself is not so much about the intricacies of "the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim", but rather about finally delivering the good news. And perhaps shutting Switch owners up. Perhaps.

If you look at the trailer's description, it says "Come play Graveyard Keeper at PAX East. On a Nintendo Switch. In a coffin." We sure hope they brought enough coffins then.

Having given Graveyard Keeper a go the final version, we were pretty impressed already, and the Switch version is definitely a match made in heaven.

Note that Graveyard Keeper has received a bunch of updates since this preview, including the Breaking Dead DLC pack, which adds some deviously designed, capitalist-oriented necromancy skills to the fray.

As for the game itself, Switch should know they are getting a delightfully funny and dark game in Graveyard Keeper. Initially seemingly simple, tinyBuild's game quickly proves to be as complex as you're willing to go.

Your main job, which is part of your story-related punishment, is tending a graveyard, with a steady supply of, ahem, raw materials. And when we say raw materials, we mean the entire pipeline, as you'll be recycling skin, organs and everything else that can be put to use.

Although tech trees aren't quite a usual feature in this category, Graveyard Keeper has it, six of them to be exact. They are Anatomy and Alchemy, Theology, Book Writing, Farming and Nature, Smithing and Building.

Lazy Bear Games Screenshot of one of the six tech trees in Graveyard Keeper Graveyard Keeper, on of six tech trees

So there you have it, the company finally heard the pleas from fans and Graveyard Keeper is coming to Nintendo Switch. And as tinyBuild reminded from their cosy coffin there, this means "you can stop asking now!" 

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