Disco Elysium is coming to the Nintendo Switch at some point later this year. Initially released on PC in October 2019, the critically acclaimed RPG from developer ZA/UM was previously announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well.
In an exclusive interview with BBC 5live’s Game On podcast, the game’s art director, Aleksander Rostov, said he’s currently working on the design documents for the user interface ahead of Disco Elysium’s arrival on Switch.
“This interview, at this very moment, is interrupting me from writing up the design documentation for the user interface and input systems for the Switch port,” Rostov jokingly said when asked about a potential Switch version. Narrative lead Helen Hindpere mentioned that “it’s going to happen soon.”
Disco Elysium recently won three awards at the 2020 BAFTA Games Awards, picking up the gongs for Narrative, Debut Game, and Music. It received seven nominations in total.
The RPG was awarded a score of 10/10 in GameSpot’s Disco Elysium review, putting it in some esteemed company as one of the few 10/10s in GameSpot’s history. In his review, David Wildgoose said, “Disco Elysium is a mad, sprawling detective story where the real case you’ve got to crack isn’t who killed the man strung up on a tree in the middle of town–though that in itself, replete with dozens of unexpected yet intertwined mysteries and wild excursions into the ridiculous, is engrossing enough to sustain the game. Rather, it’s an investigation of ideas, of the way we think, of power and privilege, and of how all of us are shaped, with varying degrees of autonomy, by the society we find ourselves in.”
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