The Outbound Ghost, a clever indie RPG from last year, has finally announced its release dates for two major consoles. The game will be coming to PlayStation on November 30th, 2022, and Nintendo Switch the next day on December 1st, 2022.
Sadly, a follow-up tweet noted that an Xbox port has had issues. But the devs added that it will be announced as soon as they can:
Developed by Conradical Games, and published by Digerati, The Outbound Ghost has received almost unanimous praise since launch. It has a very cute art design, and silly dialogue that leans towards strangeness or humor. But these aspects seem to deliberately contrast with some pretty interesting themes, which form the creative premise.
Although The Outbound Ghost would probably play better on PC, it should also fit mobile gaming. There’s something both relaxing and engaging in The Outbound Ghost’s gameplay. So, the Nintendo Switch port will be a smart way for Conradical Games to build a larger fanbase.
It’s unfortunate that The Outbound Ghost had problems with the Xbox port, since that could open the door to an Xbox Game Pass tie-in. The Game Pass has always been an easy champion for overlooked gems, since it essentially becomes a free title for most subscribers. That makes it more likely for Xbox fans to try smaller games, and The Outbound Ghost definitely deserves more recognition.
Fortunately, back in March of this year, publisher Digerati declared they would bring the game to both current and next-gen consoles:
Digerati is probably best known for Snakeybus. But they recently rolled out Terror of Hemasaurus, the Kaiju-themed Rampage-like which has received a lot of fanfare since it was first announced last October.
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