A Hat in Time devs reveal "Here Comes Niko" for Switch

Niko is looking pretty fancy!

Gears for Breakfast made a name for themselves with A Hat in Time, but now they're ready to move on to their next experience. The company has revealed the unique-looking Here Comes Niko! for Switch, and you can get full details below.

Tadpole Inc. is looking for employees. Are you ready to be their next professional friend?

In Here Comes Niko!, the cozy 3D platformer for tired people, you’ll play as Niko traveling across scenic islands. Make new friends, catch fish, solve puzzles, snag bugs, and more! With Here Comes Niko! you're in for the most laid back adventure of your life!

My boss is a frog?!

I applied for a job at Tadpole Incorporated as a "professional friend". Now they want me to go to a bunch of islands to help everyone I meet. If I don't prove myself, I'm out of a job! Luckily the folks around here are kind. Kind and a bit weird. Should I just enjoy island life while I'm here?

To clarify:

Yes, my boss eats bugs and stuff.
Yes, he does wear a tie.
Type of frog? A green one?
Everyone I meet seems to be some sort of animal. How did I end up here?

Sincerely, Niko

How to be a professional friend

Hi, Pepper here. I'm an executive manager at Tadpole Inc.

A professional friend is someone who is a friend to everybody! And who occasionally gets paid. On your journey, you'll meet many creatures that need help. Help them with catching fish, making art, or by just listening to their worries. If you're lucky you'll get a coin. Invest your coins in the railways so you can travel to new islands. Before you know it you'll be doing big business!

Travel tips

In Here Comes Niko you'll be able to explore 6 different islands! Play on Hairball City's lovely beaches, take a stroll through Salmon Creek Forests luscious mountain trail, swim at the public pool. It's time to unwind, don't you think?


So basically a Super Paper Mario kinda game? Looks cool though.

With this and Bug Fables. It seems Paper Mario style is becoming a subgenre.


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