Nintendo closed Tuesday with what was arguably the biggest announcement of the day: the hit deception game Among Us is coming to Switch, and like a few other titles in the spotlight during the airing, it’s now available to purchase through the eShop.
Although originally released in 2018, Among Us was one of this year’s biggest breakthrough successes, gaining massive popularity on Twitch thanks to its mix of social elements and subterfuge. Nintendo confirmed to GameSpot that the Switch version of Among Us will support cross-play with other platforms, which was key to its success on PC and iOS / Android.
There was no word on any additional features that would come to these versions of the game, although with cross-play parity of features is to be expected. This version of Among Us costs $ 5 USD, just like the PC version; on mobile, an ad-supported version can be downloaded for free.
Developer Innersloth had been working on a sequel to Among Us, but the studio recently announced it would be and instead focus on supporting the original game with that planned content.
“All of the content we planned for Among Us 2 will go to Among Us 1 instead,” the studio wrote in one. “This is probably the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the core code of the game and reworking different parts of it. We’ve planned a lot of things and we’re excited to bring new content to everyone while you keep playing. “
Among Us isn’t the only game to surprise on Switch this week. Popular action puzzle player Grindstone was also released on Nintendo’s hybrid system after the Indie World stream, as was the laid-back community sim game Calico.
There were a few other surprising announcements during the presentation. Spelunky and Spelunky 2 are both coming to Nintendo Switch next summer, while Super Meat Boy Forever will hit console this month, on December 23rd. You can catch up with all the biggest news from the presentation in our Indie World recap.
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