Five years ago today, Gone Home was released on PC by the then-fledgling indie developer The Fullbright Company. It took the gaming scene by storm, receiving great reviews from critics and helping trailblaze the somewhat divisive adventure game niche of “walking simulators.” To celebrate this anniversary, The Fullbright Company and Annapurna Interactive have partnered to announce that Gone Home is coming to Nintendo Switch later this month.
On August 23, Gone Home will be available on Nintendo’s console-handheld hybrid. This isn’t a super graphically demanding or technologically complex title, so the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be on par with the other versions. That being said, the Switch’s inherent portability does help this version of Gone Home stand out. The game is fairly short, and people will now be able to complete it during a trip or while on the way to work.
For those of you who somehow haven’t heard about Gone Home, it follows a girl named Katie who returns home after being overseas, only to find that no one’s home. Players can continue to investigate the house, finding out more about Katie’s family and what caused her sister Samatha to leave. Gone Home is an early example of a walking simulator, and does it quite well in my opinion.
Below, you can catch the Nintendo Switch announcement trailer. Gone Home is already available on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, and Xbox One, while the Nintendo Switch will join that lineup on August 23.