Published on April 2nd, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Outward – the best-selling open-world fantasy role-playing game – is out now on the Nintendo Switch. Developed by Nine Dots Studio, Outward delivers an immersive RPG experience coupled with survival gameplay, offering a deeply rewarding challenge for the most avid gamer.

Watch the launch trailer here:

As an ordinary adventurer, you’ll not only have to hide or defend yourself against threatening creatures, but also brave the hazardous environmental conditions, protect yourself against infectious diseases, make sure you get enough sleep, and stay hydrated.

Embark on perilous expeditions across untamed lands to reach new cities, undertake varied missions and discover hidden dungeons crawling with formidable enemies.

In order to survive in the dazzling yet deadly world of Aurai, you’ll have to be cunning, clever and prepared. Devise diverse strategies to defeat your foes and don’t neglect your basic needs, sharing your journey with a friend, locally or online.

Armor up and get stronger as you can enhance your weapons, trinkets and armours through the enchanting system! From increasing damage, weather resistance, elemental damage, personalisation and more; you will find your perfect enchantment among over 85 recipes. Allowing a unique experience with every playthrough!

The Switch release is the culmination of months of hard work between Nine Dots Studio and Sneaky Box, the developer brought on board to lead the efforts to port the game to the Switch.

The Definitive Edition contains the base game, along with two DLC’s “Three Brothers” and “The Soroboreans” – along with a plethora of new and updated content, including new weapons, dungeons and quality of life improvements.

Key Features:

  • Survive in the wilds as you explore the land  
  • Play solo or cooperatively online  
  • Dynamic defeat scenarios that react to your context  
  • Constant auto-saving means there’s no turning back  
  • Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting
  • Unique experience with every play through  


About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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