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Estranged: The Departure now available for Switch

The first person adventure is out now!

04 MARCH 2020 - Developer Alan Edwardes is delighted to announce the launch of Estranged: The Departure on Nintendo Switch today.

The first person adventure game put players in the shoes of a lone fisherman who has found himself stranded on a strange island, shrouded in mystery.

Players will explore a rich, detailed landscape as they attempt to escape back to the mainland, encountering puzzles and enigmatic island inhabitants, unravelling a decades-old mystery along the way.

Edwardes' first person adventure game has been in development for over six years, designed as a standalone sequel to his first title Estranged: Act 1, a mod for Half-Life 2. That original mod has attracted 6,670 reviews on the Steam platform, 93% of which are positive.

Although a sequel in spirit, Estranged: The Departure is a completely self contained story which can be enjoyed independently of the original mod, with no prior experience necessary.

Estranged: The Departure expertly blends a rich first person narrative adventure with gripping action set-pieces and combat. Of the first game, PC Gamer wrote: "It's always nice to see a mod progress from humble beginnings to its own Steam product page, and Estranged is fully deserving of the achievement."

Developer Alan Edwardes said "I’m thrilled to release Estranged: The Departure on the Nintendo Switch! It has been a journey of just under 7 years of work in my spare time to get to this point, and I can’t wait for players to experience Estranged in handheld form."

Estranged: The Departure launches on Nintendo Switch today, priced £4.49 / $5.99 / €4.99.

Estranged: The Departure comes to Switch on March 4th, 2021

Can you find a way home?

After the original Q4 2020 release date for Estranged: The Departure came and went without any news, we're happy to report that the game is now locked in for a March 4th, 2021 release. You can refresh your memory for this game with the press release below.

Follow the story of a fisherman, stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm. Little does he know his adventure has just begun, and the island is home to more than it seems.

Experience what the island has in store as you uncover the secretive Arque Corporation, burrowing ever deeper into their dangerous and haphazard operations.

• Experience the unique first person adventure
• Immerse yourself in the rich narrative and unique characters
• Interact with items, computers and audio logs for environmental storytelling
• Protect yourself with guns and melee weapons, with familiar shooter combat

This game was developed by one person in their spare time over 6 years, with help from a community of translators and testers. It is a standalone sequel to Estranged: Act I, which followed our hero's adventure in a search for a way to get home.

First-person adventure game 'Estranged: The Departure' (formally Estranged: Act II) headed to Switch in Q4 2020

Started life as a Half-Life 2 mod

16 SEPTEMBER 2020 - Developer Alan Edwardes is delighted to announce Estranged: The Departure, releasing on Nintendo Switch in Q4 2020, followed by a later release on Xbox One.

The enigmatic first person adventure game has been in development for six years, designed as a completely standalone sequel to Edwardes' first game, a Half-Life 2 mod. That release, Estranged: Act I, has attracted 6,611 reviews on the Steam platform, 93% of which are positive.

Estranged: The Departure, a self contained story which can be enjoyed completely independently of the original mod, tells the tale of a lone fisherman whose ship is stranded on a mysterious island during a violent storm.

Players will explore a rich, detailed landscape on their attempted escape back to the mainland, encountering puzzles, inscrutable island inhabitants and unraveling a decades-old mystery along the way.

Estranged: The Departure expertly blends a rich first person narrative adventure with gripping action set-pieces and combat. Of the first game, PC Gamer wrote: "It's always nice to see a mod progress from humble beginnings to its own Steam product page, and Estranged is fully deserving of the achievement."

Developer Alan Edwardes said "Estranged: The Departure has been a labour of love for 6 years and has been shaped by its community for the 3 years it was in Steam Early Access.

With humble beginnings as a mod and inspired by titles such as Half-Life: 2, Estranged: The Departure includes traditional first-person shooter themes, with an engaging story and action/adventure gameplay.

I am very excited to bring it to the Nintendo Switch platform, to allow it to be experienced anywhere, any time."

Estranged: The Departure will launch on Nintendo Switch in Q4 with a price TBC.

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