Step into the mind of ARID in the first installment of the gripping sci-fi series
May 10th, 2018 - Vancouver, Canada - Independent developer Over The Moon today announced that its award-winning sci-fi adventure, The Fall, is now available on the Nintendo Switch via the eShop.
In The Fall, players take on the role of ARID (Armoured Robotics Interface Device), the artificial intelligence within a high-tech combat suit, whose human pilot has been rendered unconscious. It’s up to players to take control of the suit and drag his lifeless body towards help through the game’s brooding, atmospheric environments. Seamlessly integrating its narrative and interactive components, The Fall combines expansive Metroidvania-esque exploration with classic adventure-game puzzle solving. The Fall deftly sets the scene for its recent sequel, The Fall Part 2: Unbound, telling its own pulse-quickening and thought-provoking story in the process.
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“We’ve had a lot of requests to bring The Fall to the Nintendo Switch; it’s a great fit for the system,” said Creative Director and Over the Moon Founder John Warner. “The Fall lays the thematic and interactive foundations for The Fall Part 2: Unbound. I can’t wait for players to dive in and gain some more insight into the world and ideas underpinning the series.”
The Fall was awarded Best Story by Giant Bomb in 2014 and has garnered further praise from critics since its initial launch. Destructoid described it as “a seductive old-school sci-fi yarn, with characters that somehow manage to represent greater ideas and exist as fully-formed beings.” Hardcore Gamer said, “The Fall pushes itself when it comes to providing a story worth sticking around for, but its excellent puzzle design and captivating setting is what’ll keep you anticipating the next installment.”
The Nintendo Switch edition of The Fall runs at a resolution of 1080p at 60fps when docked and 720p at 60fps when in handheld or tabletop mode and includes a series of lighting and rendering improvements, as well as control, gameplay, and UX enhancements carried over from its sequel, The Fall Part 2: Unbound.
The Fall will be available for £7.99/$9.99/€8.99 on Nintendo Switch and a 30% discount will be available during the first 14 days on sale on the Nintendo eShop. To celebrate the release of The Fall on Nintendo Switch, The Fall and The Fall Part 2: Unbound are also discounted by 30% on every platform - Steam (PC, Mac, Linux), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!
The Fall is available now on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The Fall Part 2: Unbound, the sequel to The Fall, is also now available now on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.