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Kentucky Route Zero reaches the end of the road

Final episode and console versions coming Jan. 28

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

After more than seven years, Cardboard Computer’s episodic point-and-click adventure game, Kentucky Route Zero, will finally reach its conclusion. The fifth and final act of Kentucky Route Zero will be released on Jan. 28. The chapter is available through Steam on PC.

The same day that Kentucky Route Zero Act 5 drops, Cardboard Computer and publisher Annapurna Interactive will also release Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition. The collection will include all acts and interludes of the game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

A new release date trailer for Kentucky Route Zero’s conclusion can be viewed above.

Kentucky Route Zero tells the story of “a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.” The game follows a motley crew of lost travelers as they wander the “disorienting and magical” Route Zero.

Cardboard Computer released the first act of Kentucky Route Zero in January 2013, and the second act followed later that year. Those two acts were strong enough to land the game on Polygon’s list of the top 10 games of 2013. While the developers originally planned to release additional acts on a shorter schedule, subsequent episodes creeped out in 2014 and 2016, with interactive “interludes” coming in between full acts.