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Five Years After Its Initial Release, Gone Home Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

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Five Years After Its Initial Release, Gone Home Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

The first-person “walking simulator” Gone Home will be coming to the Nintendo Switch eShop next week, developer Fullbright and publisher Annapurna announced. This month marks the fifth anniversary of the exploration and narrative-focused title and the team decided to bring the game to the Nintendo Switch because of the console’s “diverse player-base,” says Steve Gaynor, co-founder of the Fullbright Company.

In Gone Home, you play as a young woman named Katie, who has just returned to her family home after being gone for a period of time. She soon realizes that the house is empty and by investigating the huge house, she must piece together clues to find out what exactly happened to her family. This leads to revelations and discoveries that she wishes she didn’t uncover. The title was received quite well with outlets praising the narrative and the inclusion of LGBT-related topics.

Gone Home will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $19.99 on Aug 23. iam8bit, an online shop that focuses on limited edition video game collectibles, is currently working on releasing a physical version of Gone Home for Switch and a vinyl of the game’s soundtrack.

Will you be playing Gone Home for the first time on your Switch? Let us know in the comments!

Greysun is currently majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies. He's somehow played every Kingdom Hearts game more than once but somehow doesn't get the story. You can follow him on Twitter @greysun_morales if you like Nintendo-related posts that can sometimes be very comical.

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