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Return of the Obra Dinn hits Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One in the fall

Get ready to solve some death mysteries

Return of the Obra Dinn - main deck with moon in the background Lucas Pope/3909
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The latest Nintendo Direct announced that the popular mystery game Return of the Obra Dinn is coming to Nintendo Switch in the fall.

The mystery game focuses on figuring out what happened on the 19th-century ship called the Obra Dinn, playing as an insurance adjuster. The ship washed up with all its crew dead or missing, and it’s up to you to figure out what happened. Using a magic pocket watch, you are able to wind back in time to see what the crew members experienced before their death.

The game is known for its unique visuals and gameplay style, and it was good enough to be No. 2 on our Game of the Year list from 2018. It’s really one of the most unique puzzle and adventure games we’ve seen in years. The game has only been playable on Windows PC and Mac, so its port to Switch is welcome.

Update: Shortly after the announcement, the game’s creator, Lucas Pope, tweeted that Obra Dinn would also be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall. No specific release dates have been revealed, though.

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