Shape of the World will see you sent to a world that grows around you, and whilst it was previously confirmed for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, the news coming out of Hallow Tree Games today is that it’ll also be hitting Nintendo Switch.
After making the most of a Kickstarter project in 2015, Shape of the World will soon be a reality – and that includes a Switch version.
Sending you off as a first-person explorer, you’ll find yourself cast as an outsider in a surreal organic world that reacts to your presence. Travelling at your own pace through a relaxing and psychedelically colourful ecosystem of flourishing flora, rambling waterfalls, burgeoning mountains, glowing monoliths and graceful creatures will be par for the course, and Shape of the World promises a relaxing interactive escape about getting yourself pleasantly lost.
- Laid-back, relaxing exploration: No ticking clock or perils laying in wait will prevent you from enjoying your journey here.
- An organic and mysterious ecosystem to play with: Interacting with graceful animals, ephemeral flora, and intriguing monoliths alter the world in vibrant and unexpected ways.
- Procedural population: The forest only materializes around you when you get close, regrowing in a new way each time you pass. What will you find when you retrace your steps?
- A dynamic soundtrack that responds to the player’s travels: The audio shifts along with the visuals, providing an enveloping aural and immersive experience.
“I’m thrilled to officially announced that Shape of the World is coming to Nintendo Switch this year,” said Hollow Tree Game’s founder Stu Maxwell, who also works as a senior VFX artist for The Coalition, the studio behind Gears Of War 4. “Nobody on the team expected the game to look so nice on the Switch, we’re really happy with it… We can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks.”
If you’re at GDC or PAX East then make sure you get hands on with Shape of the World as part of the Indie MEGABOOTH before the game releases on Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PC in the coming months.