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Jonathan Blow has revealed that Braid, Anniversary Edition is in development for Nintendo Switch, which has been “reimagined and updated for modern, high-resolution gaming hardware.”

The painterly puzzle-platformer was first released on Xbox 360 back in 2008, and challenged players to manipulate the flow of time as they journeyed through worlds to rescue an abducted princess.

Each world grants you a different power to affect the way that time behaves, seeing you use the ability to rewind, encountering objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and more that you need to overcome.

It comes to the portable home console with changes and updates to the original release, which include:

  • Improved sound and new mixes and variants of the soundtrack by Martin Stig Andersen (Control, Inside) and Hans Christian Kock 
  • Hand-repainted graphics by David Hellman 
  • All-new animations for smoother in-game motion
  • Ability to switch back and forth between the old and new Braid on the fly  
  • Extensive developer commentary 

There has been a goal to deliver “the most extensive and detailed commentary” offered in any game. You will be able to listen to the development team lend their insight on puzzle design, programming, visual art, math, history of independent games and many other topics.

Braid, Anniversary Edition will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q1 2021.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.