The critically acclaimed and much adored To The Moon is just a week away from launching on Nintendo Switch, and we’ve just been treated to a new trailer to celebrate.
If you’re unaware, To the Moon is an adventure game that was actually originally developed on RPG Maker. Thanks in part to its emotional storytelling and soundtrack, the game went on to be quite the success, and now it’s headed to Switch in a fully remastered form. You see, X.D. Network has been working with Unity to recreate the original game with a fresh lick of paint while hoping to keep its retro charm.
Here’s the official blurb:
Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts have peculiar jobs: They give people another chance to live, all the way from the very beginning… but only in their patients’ heads. Due to the severity of the operation, the new life becomes the last thing the patients remember before drawing their last breath. Thus, the operation is only done to people on their deathbeds, to fulfill what they wish they had done with their lives, but didn’t.
This particular story follows their attempt to fulfill the dream of an elderly man, Johnny. With each step back in time, a new fragment of Johnny’s past is revealed. As the two doctors piece together the puzzled events that spanned a life time, they seek to find out just why the frail old man chose his dying wish to be what it is. And Johnny’s last wish is, of course… to go to the moon.
It’ll launch on Switch on 16th January for $11.99 / €11.99 / £10.79, although a two-week 20% off sale will be taking place at launch to celebrate the game’s arrival on a new platform. We’re looking forward to seeing this one on Nintendo’s machine – so much so we included it in the video below.
Will you be checking this one out next week? Tell us below.