Originally released on October 25th, The Outer Worlds takes the jump to Nintendo Switch on March 6th. That’s just over four months since its initial release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The Outer Worlds is an action RPG, with emphasis on the RPG, that starts out with your character being thawed out of cryo-freeze and being released into the Halcyon Colony. From here on it’s your choice how you want to progress. You could join up with the corporations that control the colony. Alternatively, you could side with the eccentric scientist Phineas Welles who wants to free the colony from the clutches of those very same corporations.
It’s also important to note that character development happens all the time. Take too much fall damage and you might be offered to take a permanent penalty to your movement speed but gain a perk point to spend elsewhere. The game actively reacts to different situations, really making your character feel alive.
The Outer Worlds operates within a semi-open world. You’ll be exploring different planets which have smaller ‘dungeons’ and towns that you will load into, not too dissimilar from Skyrim and Fallout. Additionally, Virtuous Games, who have contributed to titles like Devil May Cry 5 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, are also helping to make the port. With this in mind, it is safe to assume that the overall performance and visuals of The Outer Worlds will remain impressive.
The Outer Worlds is a brilliantly designed game and definitely a worthwhile investment. You can buy a boxed version (which contains a digital code) or order one from the Nintendo eShop for £49.99/$59.99/€59.99.