The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed that the Ghibli-inspired action adventure Forgotton Anne is coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019. The game was developed by Danish ThroughLine Studios and released earlier this year for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).
Update: Square Enix Collective has now officially announced the port in a new press release. Read it below.
Square Enix Collective is excited to that announce that, after a successful debut earlier this year, 2D cinematic adventure Forgotton Anne is heading to Nintendo Switch in 2019.
The story-driven adventure, set in the beautifully hand-crafted 2D cinematic Forgotten Lands, launched on console and PC back in May. Its forthcoming release on Nintendo Switch means it’ll soon be available on all three major consoles, alongside the PlayStation 4 entertainment system and Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X.
Forgotton Anne reveals the hidden dimension where all mislaid items from the human world – the odd socks, the lost letters, the missing toys – are sent to linger. It’s the job of the Forgotlings – creatures formed out of all of these missing items – to help the trapped Anne and Master Bonku find their way home.
The end result is a game critics heaped praise on upon release, with Eurogamer describing it as a “brilliant” game with a “huge amount of heart” in its Recommended review, adding to GameReactor’s assessment that it is “one of the standout experiences of the year” and VentureBeat’s conclusion that it’s a “wonderfully animated adventure”.
“It was always only going to be a matter of time before Forgotton Anne made its way over to Nintendo Switch,” says Alfred Nguyen, Creative Director and Co-founder of ThroughLine Games. “We are big fans of Nintendo’s inventive platform and experiencing Forgotton Anne in handheld mode feels amazing even for us and we believe it’s a perfect match for Switch’s fast expanding audience.”
“Forgotton Anne is undoubtedly one of the classiest, most dazzling adventures we’ve ever put out,” says Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West. “Ever since we started showing the game at events around the globe, people have been spellbound by how ThroughLine Games has brought life and interactivity to anime – it truly is a captivating take on how to incorporate animation in gameplay that we think will really find a strong and loyal home on Nintendo Switch.”
Forgotton Anne is already available on Steam for £15.49 / $19.99 / €19.99, on Xbox One for £15.99 / $19.99 / €19.99, and PlayStation 4 for £16.00 / $19.99 / €19.99.
The game will launch on Nintendo Switch with a 10% discount for two weeks (normal price £15.99 / $19.99 / €19.99).
Screenshots (Steam version)