Disco Elysium The Final Cut Nintendo Switch release date October 12, 2021 ZA/UM trailer Nintendo Direct September 2021

At the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, developer ZA/UM at long last announced an October 12, 2021 release date for non-combat mystery adventure RPG Disco Elysium: The Final Cut on Nintendo Switch. The game originally released in October 2019, where it garnered many critical accolades, including four awards at The Game Awards 2019: Best Narrative, Best Independent Game, Best Role-Playing Game, and the unique Fresh Indie Game. It made its way to PlayStation and Stadia earlier this year, and now it is finally Nintendo’s turn. It is a digital release, but you can buy a beefy $250 limited physical edition as well.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut will add plenty of new content to the Nintendo Switch release over what was available in the original PC version, and with the October release date so close, you won’t be waiting long to experience it all:

  • New Political Vision Quests: Face the reality of your worldview as your political compass leads you down new paths. Discover more citizens, a whole extra area, and monumental sights as you leave an even bigger mark on the world by chasing your dreams.
  • Full Voice Acting: All the city’s beautiful people are brought to life with full voiceover. Play characters against each other, try to help them, or fall hopelessly in love as each word is spoken to you with the appropriate accent and emotion.
  • Improved Playability: Full controller support and customization lets you play with your preferred setup. Enjoy an expanded range of language options.
  • Real Role-Playing: Customize your character with wildly different skills, clothing items, and tools – from guns to a flashlight and a boombox. Develop new ?ideas in the detective’s Thought Cabinet to change how you approach and handle each situation.
  • Unprecedented Freedom: ?Death, sex, taxes, and disco – nothing is off the table in this open world. Solve a massive murder investigation or relax and kick back with sprawling side-cases. Disco Elysium’s revolutionary dialogue system lets you do almost anything.

I almost never play games on PC, but I made an exception for Disco Elysium and thoroughly enjoyed all of it — except for the ending, which I honestly thought was a pretty lame conclusion to its mystery. Still, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is definitely worth experiencing on Nintendo Switch next month.

For more Switch RPG news at the 2021 Nintendo Direct beyond Disco Elysium, check out the announcement of Shadowrun Trilogy and release dates for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Rune Factory 5, Triangle Strategy, and Voice of Cards.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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