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Eastward books a September 16 release date for the Nintendo Switch

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As the “One More Game” feature for the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Eastward finally receives a launch date of September 16 for the Nintendo Switch and PC.

In this post-apocalyptic action-adventure RPG, join John the Miner and mysterious girl Sam as they travel across the decaying continent through an interconnected railway filled with intriguing characters and the anime style inspiring classic anime from the 90s.

Featuring a dual character RPG and dungeon crawling elements, The game will surely be an interesting and inspiring journey.

About Eastward:

Eastward is a beautifully detailed and charming adventure game, from Shanghai-based indie developers, Pixpil.

In the near future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path.

Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons…

Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill’s subterranean society and join Eastward‘s unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.

Key Features

Travel the World – Discover the wonderfully weird world of Eastward. Climb aboard the cross-country railway which spans this decaying continent, stopping off to explore its bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests.

Fight or Fry – Fend off peculiar monsters and ferocious bosses with John’s weapon of choice—be it a flamethrower, cog-shooter or your trusty ol’ frying pan. Feeling merciful? Try temporarily stunning them with Sam’s kinetic blast.

Mix Things Up – Switch between John and Sam to solve environmental puzzles and fight your way through formidable dungeons. Separate the duo to unlock hidden paths or stick together as you traverse a perilous landscape.

Small Town Life – Get to know a quirky cast of characters with oodles of personality! Immerse yourself in a heartwarming story-driven adventure, packed with fun and wacky humor.

Al Fresco Dining – Create deliciously authentic Eastwardian cuisine using (mostly) fresh, organic ingredients from toxic forests, potcrab farms and abandoned malls. These delicacies will grant health bonuses, power boosts and secret boons.

Retro Beats – Bop along to a wonderfully upbeat soundtrack composed by Joel Corelitz (Death StrandingHohokumThe Unfinished Swan), with sound design from Irish studio, Hyperduck Soundworks (Dust: An Elysian TailKingdom Rush).

Eastward launches on the Nintendo Switch and PC on September 16.

Author

Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

2 Comments

  1. I did Playing Demo and IAM GONNA SAY I ALREADY BUY IT AND IAM READY FOR ANOTHER SERVING HELL YEAH I love this game. I’m not a pixel nostalgia but this game is a true masterpiece just because of his concept!. By the way thanks for the update.

    • Chris Garcia Reply

      We’re about as hyped as you are! Definitely looking like one of our must-buy titles for September!

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