Switch in time


The orig­i­nal Nid­hogg was four years in the mak­ing, with Essen fit­ting it into a busy schedule, in­clud­ing fin­ish­ing off a post­grad­u­ate de­gree. Re­leased first for PC, it made its way to PS4 and Vita 18 months later. De­vel­op­ment this time has been a good deal quicker, and there’ll be no stag­gered re­lease: the game will launch si­mul­ta­ne­ously for PC and PS4 next year. What, though, of Switch, the new Nin­tendo con­sole whose split con­trollers seem ide­ally suited to Esshof’s brand of pixel­lated pugilism? “It looks awe­some,” Norindr says, “and it’s per­fect for Nid­hogg.” For­mal dis­cus­sions are yet to be­gin, but a Switch re­lease seems a safe bet.

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