Publisher Dear Villagers and developer Nameless XIII announced Ashwalkers launches for Switch in March 2022.
While Ashwalkers launches for Switch on March 10th, the game is also being sold at retail by Meridiem Games, via its Survivor’s Edition (includes a special case, art book, and set of stickers).
“Ashwalkers is a melancholy narrative game offering an unprecedented amount of choice as players guide their party through its greyscale wasteland,” said Hervé Bonin, founder of Nameless XIII. “Its small, intimate scale makes it perfect for Switch, where you can hold it close to your face and easily put it in sleep mode for convenience. It’s such a good fit for Ashwalkers’ thoughtful, deliberately paced take on the survival genre.”
Here’s a new trailer:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
From the co-founder of Dontnod (Life is Strange) Hervé Bonin’s new studio Nameless XIII. Face the dark corners of your humanity and find out what lurks in the shadows.
The non-linear story challenges players to make meaningful choices in complex moral dilemmas. Discover a new path each playthrough (roughly 2 hours per successful run) with 34 possible endings.
Physical and mental party management: Manage your food, equipment and medication and protect the group from madness and despair. Seek and harvest vital resources in the wild and keep your group alive.
Richly drawn characters: Get to know the intimate dynamics, relationships and tensions between the brave captain of the group Petra, pragmatic fighter Sinh, the young optimistic scholar Kali and the cautious scout Nadir as you travel the end of the world.
A desolate future: Set 200 years after the first geological disasters the earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Survive the weather, the ash storm, the grey blizzard and the acid rain.
- Make meaningful choices in a non-linear narrative
- Different paths to take with 34 different endings
- Manage your party’s resources as well as their physical and mental health
- Get to know the group through their relationship dynamics
- Travel and learn about this hostile world destroyed by a volcanic apocalypse
- Harvest resources and craft supplies