The Outer Worlds Switch Release Date, Distribution Details Revealed

The Outer Worlds lands on Switch soon, though you can only get it one way.

The corporate overlords of Halcyon have spoken, and The Outer Worlds begins its Nintendo Switch colonization on March 6 for $59.99. Yes. Another freaking March game.

There's a bit of a catch, though. The Outer Worlds on Switch is download only, and if you buy the physical version, you just get a shmancy box with a download code inside.

How big that download will be and what The Outer Worlds in handheld mode vs. docked mode will be like, we still don't know yet.

At the very least, though, it means The Outer Worlds is fully playable on the go. And that's a good thing because even though TOW doesn't reinvent the Western RPG wheel, it does basically everything it sets out to do really really well.

For those who somehow managed to miss out on the award-winning game last year, The Outer Worlds puts you in the shoes of a Halcyon Corporation explorer tasked with expanding the company's reach on, you guessed it, the outer worlds.

How you do that is entirely up to you, whether you want to be a homicidal imperialist or a pacifistic taking an interest in the people around you. It's that element of choice and the character stories that build around it which make The Outer Worlds stand out as a not-to-be-missed title.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more The Outer Worlds on Switch news as it lands. If you're looking for a sassier, if smaller, take on TOW, be sure to check out Journey to the Savage Planet

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 30th 2020

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