One of the best role-playing games on PC is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer


Obsidian Entertainment is one of the best game developers out there. It’s no surprise, then, that the indie outfit caught Microsoft’s attention this year, joining Xbox Game Studios last November. Obsidian are behind great games such as the highly regarded Fallout: New Vegas and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, even if they did release a flop or two such as Alpha Protocol though.

One of their most revered games of the last couple of years has been Pillars of Eternity, an old-school role-playing game in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment which was highly praised by critics and fans when it hit shelves back in 2015.

Pillars of Eternity was initially released on PC after a successful Kickstarter campaign, but was later ported to the Xbox One and PS4 with success, which is no mean feat taking into account this is a hardcore RPG known for its high difficulty, and originally designed for play with mouse and keyboard.

Nintendo Switch fans curious about Obsidian’s game are in luck, as the company recently announced that a Switch version of the game will release this summer, as reported on GameSpot.

Titled “Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition”, this Nintendo Switch version of the game contains all the DLC released for the game, and presumably is fine-tuned for both docked mode and the console’s handheld mode.

It will be interesting to see what quality of life improvements Obsidian can bring to the Nintendo Switch version of the game, and how well this text-heavy, isometric perspective game translates to Nintendo’s console.

There’s not much longer to wait for those interested in the Nintendo Switch version of Pillars of Eternity, though, as the game releases on August 8 (priced at $50 US dollars / £40 GBP). So it would be a great thing for those wanting to dive into Pillars of Eternity if this is as rewarding on the Nintendo Switch as it is on other platforms when it comes out this summer.