Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase today featured a surprise announcement that many thought would be “sus” for quite awhile, a console version is coming out.
InnerSloth’s smash hit Among Us will make its console debut on the Nintendo Switch and fans won’t have to wait long. The surprise announcement revealed the game will be ready to play on Nintendo Switch later today.
The popular deception game was previously only available on Steam and mobile. It features four to 10 players working as crew mates to complete tasks on various maps while an imposter tries to sabotage and kill their way to victory.
Despite releasing in 2018, the game didn’t gain much popularity until this year when it became a sensation on streaming platforms. InnerSloth stopped working on the game at the beginning of 2020 preparing to shift its focus to making new games. However, that all changed when the game skyrocketed to fame. The developers then announced a sequel in August only to cancel it 36 days later.
“The main reason we are shooting for a sequel is because the codebase of Among Us 1 is so outdated and not built to support adding so much new content,” InnerSloth said on a development post.
“However, seeing how many people are enjoying Among Us 1 really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level. We have decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead put all our focus into improving Among Us 1.”
At the time of this writing, it is not known what the price will be on Switch. The game retails for $5 on Steam and is free on mobile, with cosmetic purchases in game. I’d venture to guess it will be $5 on Switch with a possible release day sale. So if you hadn’t been able to join in the fun yet, now is a good time to start breaking friendships and having fun while doing so.