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Night In The Woods: Weird Autumn expands on the original, comes to Switch Feb. 1 (update)

‘Director’s cut’ promises more weirdness, more crimes

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Update: Night in the Woods publisher Finji announced today that the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be available on Feb. 1.

Original Story: Night In The Woods, the narrative adventure game from Scott Benson, Bethany Hockenberry and Alec Holowka, is getting a new director’s cut called Night In The Woods: Weird Autumn. It’s scheduled to come out on Dec. 13. The game’s official Twitter account has also teased a release on “another console.”

The game was originally released on PlayStation 4 as well as Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Tweets sent out today indicated it was also coming to Xbox One. By process of elimination, that means the game is likely also bound for the Nintendo Switch.

Night In The Woods is a critically acclaimed adventure game that follows a cat named Mae and her closest friends through a supernatural adventure in a fictional Rust Belt town. It was lauded for its throwback, point-and-click style as well as its heady philosophical and religious undertones. Our reviewer Justin McElroy called it “one of the most moving game narratives I’ve ever experienced.”

The trailer, which was released today, calls Weird Autumn the “definitive edition” of the game. It includes never before seen content, including new petty crim-based mini games and Mae’s own hallucinatory dream sequences. It also includes scenes from the game’s pre-release miniature episodes, titled Longest Night and Lost Constellation. Those experiences were previously only available as free downloads on PC.

Owners of the PC release of the game will receive this upgraded version for free.

You can hear an interview with writer Bethany Hockenberry on the first season of Polygon’s Backstory podcast, which is embedded below.

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