The Astronauts confirmed today that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will finally be making an appearance on the Nintendo Switch system on 15th August via the eShop. The Switch version of the game was developed by The Astronauts and SPIN Software and it includes bigger fonts to make things easier when playing in handheld mode. Here’s what The Astronauts co-founder Adrian Chmielarz and lead tech artist Andrzej Poznanski had to say about today’s announcement.
“It’s always exciting to do something for the first time, so we can’t wait to hear from the players. Switch is a completely different platform from the previous Nintendo consoles and it seems to get along well with The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Never before has touring Red Creek Valley under a blanket been so comfortable. And unsettling.”
– The Astronauts co-founder Adrian Chmielarz
“Moving to Unreal Engine’s new version was a challenge and many parts of the codes were written from the scratch, but it was worth it. Nice thing about Unreal Engine 4 is how it can scale, so the engine works great on Nintendo Switch.” – The Astronauts lead tech artist Andrzej Poznanski