Dotemu have announced today that the cult classic Another World (or Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan), will be hitting the Switch this spring!
If you don’t know about this game, you’re missing out – after its debut in MoMA back in 2012, it became the one of the first 14 games selected by the museum for having made history, inspiring classics like Ico and Metal Gear Solid. The devs have worked closely with the original creator, Eric Chahi, to make sure the Nintendo Switch version stays true to the original feel of the game and its sci-fi setting.
In the dev diary video below, which was also released today, Chahi describes the inspirations, processes, and even doubts as the original game was under development, and shares original sketches and illustrations related to the creation of Another World as he defines what drew him to a sci-fi setting.
With a deep and intriguing plot, Another World tells the story of Lester Knight Chaykin, a young physicist; while working on an experiment using a particle accelerator, a lightning bolt strikes his lab, causing an unforeseen particle fusion. The accompanying explosion opens a hole in the fabric of space and time, teleporting Lester to a barren, alien planet. You’ll guide Lester through a series of dangerous environments, battling alien soldiers and wild creatures while solving puzzles to keep him alive.
Players will be able to switch back and forth in real time between the original and HD graphics, and choose from three difficulty modes. Another World will be showcased at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in the GDC Play Lounge (PS4253), located in the North Hall, Wednesday through Friday, during show floor hours, so be sure to check it out if you’re attending.
Another World will release in five languages – English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. While we don’t have a solid release date yet, we know it’ll be sometime in the spring.