Square Enix Collective and ThroughLine Games today made a surprising announcement that Forgotton Anne has had its release date pushed forward on Nintendo Switch.
The indie platformer initially had a 2019 release window confirmed in September, though the publisher and developer have now revealed that it will launch on November 9.
The Switch port will have a one-week-long ten percent discount in place. After that, Nintendo users will have to pay its retail price of $19.99 (€19.99/£15.99).
ThroughLine announced its 2D cinematic adventure title in 2016, which launched in May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
When Hardcore Gamer spoke to ThroughLine CEO and creative director Alfred Nguyen in an exclusive interview, he hinted at the fact that the developer would not rule out a Switch port for Forgotton Anne.
Stepping into the shoes of Anne the Enforcer, players are tasked with protecting the Forgotten Lands. Following on from the start of an open rebellion, she must put a stop to it before it threatens her and her master, Bonku, from returning to the human world.
“A Nintendo Switch version was always something we had planned to bring to life and it’s amazing that we can do this earlier than we expected,” Nguyen said.
“We think playing Forgotton Anne in handheld mode feels fantastic and should serve as a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch console’s fast-expanding audience.”
Phil Elliott, the director of indie publishing at Square Enix West, said: “I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been able to reach out and tell people that we’ve brought forward the launch of a game.
“It’s quite exciting to be able to bring ThroughLine Games’ beguiling anime adventure to Nintendo gamers ahead of schedule, especially given the number of requests we’ve had for a Nintendo Switch version ever since its debut earlier this year. Now we can deliver.”
For more on Forgotton Anne, check out Hardcore Gamer’s review.