Frogwares has confirmed a release date for The Sinking City on Nintendo Switch, which comes to the portable home console next week.
There will be a standard version (£44.99 / $49.99) and Deluxe Edition (£58.49 / $64.99), both coming with pre-order bonuses in the Chicago Organ Grinder, Investigator Pack, and Experience Boost.
The Deluxe Edition includes the game and the Worshippers of the Necronomicon downloadable content, which adds three brand-new quests to investigate.
The Sinking City is a game of investigation and mystery that takes place in a supernatural world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
You play as a 1920s private detective who finds himself in the half-submerged city of Oakmont, Massachusetts.
The city has suffered from unprecedented floods of clearly supernatural origins, while incomprehensible monsters have started to stalk its streets.
It’s up to you to explore the city on foot, boat, or in a diving suit, as you look to uncover the truth behind what has possessed the city.
“We did our best to optimize the game and ensure it runs at a stable 30 frames throughout. We also improved combat a bit to have more weight and feel,” explains game producer Serge Chervonnyi.
“Weapons now have new gunshot sounds, improved recoil, and new visual effects. We also did our best to improve the game from people’s feedback. So things like crowd behavior and pedestrian AI has been tweaked along with all-around additional levels of polishing and bug fixing.”
The team is still exploring whether a physical release is possible, wanting to make sure that they could release the game on Nintendo Switch as soon as possible.
“We initially wanted to do a physical release – we know lots of players prefer these – but we were eventually forced to put this off for now,” explains communications manager Sergey Oganesyan.
“We didn’t want to take too long to release the game on the Nintendo Switch, but going into the logistics and distribution of physical editions would push the release back by months.
“Frogwares is self-publishing this version but we’re not a big company and don’t have the resources to handle such a complex process ourselves. So, we’re focusing on the digital release first and might release a physical edition later.”
The Sinking City will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on September 12th.