ANODYNE LAUNCHES ON NINTENDO SWITCH FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Nnooo announces release dates for award-winning 16-bit adventure game Anodyne on Nintendo Switch™
Independent publisher Nnooo announces the release date on the Nintendo Switch eShop for the critically acclaimed game Anodyne. Developed by Analgesic Productions, the game is scheduled to launch on February 28th in The Americas, Europe, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Anodyne will also be available for pre-purchase on the eShop starting February 21st.
Anodyne takes place in the haunting, vibrant subconscious mind of the game’s protagonist, Young. You are tasked with navigating the various natural, urban and abstract environments within Young’s innermost self to help sweep away demons, defeat enemies and solve Young’s personal puzzles with their only weapon, a trusty broom! Clear out the dungeons, meander through Young’s own mind, and collect cards to advance further into the game as Young grows in confidence and ability, ready to rescue The Legendary Briar from the Evil Darkness.
Anodyne harks back to classic 16-bit action-adventure games while creating its own unique feel. It incorporates a large overworld with many quirky, challenging dungeons filled with a variety of unusual enemies. This is overlaid with an unsettling musical score which adds to the feel of an uneasy, dreamlike experience.
This debut game from the 2-person studio Analgesic Productions was released on PC and Mac to critical acclaim. Developed while the two were still students, Anodyne won an Honorable Mention at the IGF Student Showcase in San Francisco.
“A major inspiration for Anodyne was The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening so we think the game will resonate with Nintendo fans,” Nnooo Business & Marketing Director Bruce Thomson said. “While Anodyne pays homage to the 16-bit era, Analgesic Productions have created a unique action-adventure game with their own unusual mix of darkness and humour.”
“It’s an amazing opportunity to be able to bring Anodyne to Nintendo Switch!” Analgesic Director Sean Han Tani said. “I’m excited to have new players discover the dreamy atmosphere of Anodyne for the first time, and experience our surreal twist on the 2D Zelda genre. Likewise, to our longtime fans who have been eagerly anticipating this release: thank you for the support! I hope everyone will enjoy playing Anodyne on Nintendo Switch!”
Anodyne for Nintendo Switch will be priced at $9.99 USD / €9.99 / £8.99 / $14.99 AU.
Developer Website & Newsletter: https://analgesic.productions/
Anodyne Steam Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/234900/Anodyne/
Developer Twitter: https://twitter.com/sean_htch
Anodyne Discord: https://discordapp.com/invite/7snxjmj