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The critically acclaimed first-person mystery adventure that has left us awestruck with its immersive environments and storytelling, can now be enjoyed comfortably under your blanket.

The Astronauts have announced that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is coming to Nintendo Switch on 15th August.

This is also the first game ever made and released on a Nintendo platform by Adrian Chmielarz, The Astronauts’ co-founder and a designer of games such as Painkiller, Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment.

“It’s always exciting to do something for the first time, so we can’t wait to hear from the players”, says Chmielarz. “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 game originally came out in September 2014 on PC, arriving to the PS4 and Xbox One later in July and October 2018 respectively.

Nintendo Switch version was developed by The Astronauts and SPIN Software.

“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”, says Andrzej Poznański, The Astronauts’ Lead Tech Artist. “Nice thing about UE4 is how it can scale, so the engine works great on Nintendo Switch”.

Players may also notice a bigger font, which makes reading easier in the handheld mode.

The Astronauts is currently working on an FPS called Witchfire.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter features:

  • Explore and interact with the beautiful, yet ominous world of Red Creek Valley, which was created with the use of revolutionary photogrammetry technology that allows for nearly photorealistic environments.
  • Communicate with the dead and see how they died in order to gather clues that help you piece together the truth behind Ethan’s disappearance — and the fate of his family.
  • Experience, in non-linear fashion, a story that combines the pleasures of pulp, private eye, and horror fiction, all of it inspired by writers such as Raymond Chandler, Algernon Blackwood, Stefan Grabinski, and H. P. Lovecraft.
  • Conduct the investigation on your own terms and at your own pace. The game contains no combat of any kind, and a few scary bits in the game are less about terror and more about clammy unease.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will be released on the Nintendo Switch on August 15th, and cost $19,99/19,99 Euro. It is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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