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Disco Elysium is coming to the Nintendo Switch ‘soon’ say developers

Originally a PC game, it’s also headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Concept art for Disco Elysium showing the player character as a sensitive type. The art resembles oil on canvas, and has a purple background. Image: ZA/UM
Charlie Hall is Polygon’s tabletop editor. In 10-plus years as a journalist & photographer, he has covered simulation, strategy, and spacefaring games, as well as public policy.

Mind-bending role-playing game Disco Elysium is heading to the Nintendo Switch. The announcement comes directly from art director Aleksander Rostov during an interview with the BBC.

Disco Elysium is the story of a hard-boiled detective, with gameplay that focuses on character building over combat. In Polygon’s review we called it “a pure role-playing experience that feels wondrous and unique compared to its peers.” The game has since received multiple industry awards, the most recent of which came courtesy of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. On April 2 it took home honors for the Debut Game, and Music categories as well as the Narrative category, where it beat out Life is Strange 2, Outer Wilds, Control, and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Originally released in October 2019 on PC platforms, the game is also expected on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No release date or price for the Nintendo Switch version was offered.

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