A Japanese eShop listing has revealed that What Remains of Edith Finch is set for release on Nintendo Switch.
Originally released on other platforms in 2017, the game received critical acclaim thanks to its emotional story and artistic presentation. The game tells the story of Edith Finch, the last of a family which has fallen victim to a curse that causes all but one member of each generation to die. Here’s an official description for you, taken from the game’s Steam page:
As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.
The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death.
The Japanese eShop listing shows that it will be launching in the region on 4th July for ¥2,200. The Japanese version features English language support, so while we don’t have any confirmation of a western release just yet, it seems incredibly likely that it’ll launch on western eShops too.
If you want to learn more about this one, make sure to check out our sister site Push Square’s glowing 10/10 review. Here’s a snippet:
Giant Sparrow delivers beyond our expectations once again. A touching story about a tragically unlucky family hits all the right notes, making What Remains of Edith Finch a worthy successor to the studio’s sublime The Unfinished Swan. A walking simulator with a smart delivery mechanism paints the picture of a family tree full of misfortune and sadness, but leaves room for some happiness and sunshine. Between the most realised home we’ve ever seen in a game, the incredible voice work, and the moving, intriguing story, this is the genre’s new golden standard.
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