Mind the slugs
Another World (Out of this World) has found its way to many platforms in the years since its original 1991 release. It’s an important game, one I hope manages to reach new audiences every time it’s re-released. Next on the list is Nintendo Switch, with a launch now set for June 25, 2018.
The Switch version is being handled by Dotemu in collaboration with The Digital Lounge and Another World‘s creator, Eric Chahi. There isn’t a new trailer to go along with the release date announcement, but this retrospective video with Chahi from last month is worth a watch if you missed it.
The game’s art still holds up so well, as does its evocative storytelling. Fair warning for new players, though: it can be brutal! Anyone who’s played Another World will have the progression path forever committed to memory, but if it’s your first time, expect to die a lot through trial and error.