Pentiment dev gives hope for Switch release

Is this award-winner heading to Switch?

23 October 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

While not a widely-known title, Pentiment was a critically-acclaimed title that launched back in 2022. Coming from Obsidian Entertainment, the title wowed press and gamers alike with its historical narrative-driven gameplay. Now in 2023, we’re hearing that there’s a chance this award-winning title could head to Switch.

Touch Arcade talked to Pentiment creator Josh Sawyer about a Switch release. While nothing is officially confirmed at this time, Sawyer makes it clear that he’d like to see the game on Switch and doesn’t think there are any technical aspects that would prevent the release.

“I think it’s possible,” said Sawyer speaking to Touch Arcade. “I think because of the Steam Deck, a lot of people immediately ask, could this be on Switch? I think that there’s nothing that would prevent it technologically from being on Switch. I would love the game to be on as many platforms as possible, but time will tell.”

[Creator Josh Sawyer]

Pentiment is a narrative-driven game focusing on character development, heavily stylized art, and choice-driven storytelling in early 16th century Bavaria. Players will play as Andreas Maler, a clever illustrator caught up in a series of murders in Tassing and Kiersau Abbey over the course of twenty five years. Players will be responsible for conducting their own investigation to decide the fate of the community, but each decision will have lasting consequences and inexorably draws Andreas closer to the center of an underlying conspiracy.

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