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Pentiment is coming to Nintendo Switch

Former Xbox-exclusive gets release date on Nintendo’s console
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Pentiment will be released for Nintendo Switch on February 22, 2024. This announcement from the Nintendo Direct show in February 2024 wasn’t a massive surprise, since Microsoft already revealed that four of its exclusives would be coming to Switch and PS5 soon – Pentiment previously was identified as a likely candidate for this by a leak alongside Hi-Fi Rush.

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, a Xbox first-party studio since November 2018, the title came out in November 2022 for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Pentiment is set in 16th century Bavaria and has players take over the role of an illustrator called Andreas Maler, who gets embroiled in a series of murder mysteries he needs to solve. Players can define Maler’s past experiences throughout their playthrough, giving them different options to solve the cases.

Pentiment artwork.

Pentiment is set to land on the Switch.

Pentiment was made by a small team of 13 people at Obsidian and features a striking art style based on medieval manuscripts, prints, and woodcuts. Josh Sawyer, the title’s director, wanted to make a game like Pentiment since the ‘90s due to his passion for history, having studied the Holy Roman Empire, where the game takes place, at university.

It received strong reviews overall, getting a score of 88/100 on Metacritic, and was especially lauded for its writing and story.

Pentiment was nominated for several awards in 2023, winning Best Narrative at the 23rd Game Developers Choice Awards.