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Critically Acclaimed ‘Inscryption’ Draws December Release Date On Switch

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Update [Wed 9th Nov, 2022 18:00 GMT]: After appearing on the PEGI website last month, hinting at its eventual Switch release, today’s Indie World Showcase not only confirmed that Inscryption is coming to the Switch, but that it will be released on 1st December, 2022.

The psychological horror-inflected roguelike deckbuilder appeared in the showcase’s sizzle reel, but that trailer was enough to get us sufficiently spooked/excited (spookcited?)

Fortunately, we don’t have to wait for long until the game comes to Switch. With its eShop listing now available (containing some of the freaky images that we have collected below), December can’t come quickly enough.


Original article [Mon 3rd Oct, 2022 19:00 BST]: Devolver Digital’s Inscryption is apparently heading for Switch after appearing on rating firm PEGI’s website. The roguelike deck-building indie darling from developer Daniel Mullins found its way onto many a GOTY 2021 list with its PC release last October, and it seems we’ll soon be enjoying its unique strangeness on Nintendo’s console.

As pointed out by redoubtable pointer-outer-of-things Wario64, the game has appeared listed with an (inaccurate) 1st October 2022 release date, sitting just under the PS4 and PS5 versions which launched back in August.

Inscryption PEGI Rating
Image: PEGI

In fact, the dates of the PlayStation versions are also wrong — the game launched on 30th August on those platforms, which might lead you to speculate that we’ll see Inscryption on Switch before the end of the month. Regardless, it seems the critically-acclaimed game is Switch-bound, something that we’re rather happy about having placed it on our list of games we’d like to see come to Nintendo’s console at the start of the year. Another one bites the dust!

The Steam version boasts a very impressive 71,335 reviews at the time of writing, with the coveted ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ rating, too. If you need a reminder of the game and its mind-bending shenanigans, check out the original reveal trailer for the PC version below this description from the Steam page:

Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards…

Excited to see that this is coming to Switch? Played it elsewhere? Let us know in the usual place.

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