Inside and Limbo, developed by independent video game studio Playdead and considered to be two of the greatest platformers released in the past several years, are both coming to the Nintendo Switch.
It's not the first time for these games to arrive on handheld devices, though. Both titles are already available on iOS, and there's a Limbo port for Android as well. But for those who want to play them on a larger screen while out and about will finally be able to.
'Limbo' And 'Inside' Comes To Nintendo Switch
Limbo and Inside arriving on Switch means the games will be on nearly every modern gaming platform, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Inside was released initially as a PC exclusive in 2016 as a follow-up to Playdead's critically acclaimed Limbo, a black-and-white platformer about a boy navigating a dark, macabre world full of terrifying creatures and the undead. Limbo was such a sales knockout that Playdead eventually ported it to virtually every platform available, including Android and Linux.
Inside, meanwhile, borrows many elements from Limbo and takes them to a whole other dimension. It's the kind of the game where the less you know about it, the better the experience will be. The PS4 version has a 91 percent rating on Metacritic, so that should pretty much indicate how excellent it is. Here's IGN's perfect-score review, if you remain unconvinced:
"Inside very clearly builds upon what made Limbo great, and in fact builds something greater. Its unimaginable twist may leave you dumbfounded, confused, and quite possibly speechless, but it will fuel heated discussion with your friends about its meaning, its message, and its intentions. It's a short ride, but one I felt compelled to take again — including a search for its mysterious hidden orb collectibles. Play it soon before anyone spoils a single big moment for you."
It should be noted that neither Limbo nor Inside has never been released on a Nintendo console, marking these ports as the first Nintendo appearance for any of the studio's games.
New Game From Playdead
As for Playdead's upcoming yet-to-be-titled game, the studio has remained tight-lipped about the whole thing since announcing it last year, although based on early previews, it appears to be set in a lonely, snow-covered terrain. A release date hasn't been set, but hopefully it arrives on Nintendo Switch, too.
Both Inside and Limbo serve up a much-needed contrast to Nintendo's typically feel-good, family-friendly titles, which will definitely appease its more mature audience. Both games launch this June 28.