Gnosia Nintendo Switch release date March 4 West Playism Petit Depot sci-fi social deduction RPG

Developer Petit Depot and publisher Playism are bringing sci-fi social deduction RPG Gnosia to Nintendo Switch in the West on March 4. Preorders will open tomorrow, Feb. 25, and the game will cost $24.99, per IGN. The game originally launched on PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2019, followed by a Japanese Switch release in April 2020. Now it’s our turn to experience it.

Gnosia is kind of like a single-player Among Us, in that there are humans on a drifting spaceship, but malevolent “Gnosia” have infiltrated the ship and disguised themselves as human to destroy them. Each round of the game will see you sharing information with other crew members and deciding which member to put into “cold sleep” in an effort to contain the Gnosia. As the game’s description explains, “As you progress, your abilities will improve — but so will those of the crew.” With more crew members and more roles on the ship, collecting accurate and comprehensive information will become more challenging, making it more difficult to identify the Gnosia.

The formal Nintendo page for the game provides the following additional details about Gnosia on Nintendo Switch:

  • Repeatedly play through “loops”, triggering special events to unravel mysteries in a uniquely original narrative. Certain events will unlock new commands for you to use during discussions.
  • Step into a variety of roles to develop different character builds. Your stats will determine how effectively you can sway the group’s opinion or lie, and will also affect your likelihood of being selected for cold sleep.
  • Engage with an engrossing and eclectic cast of characters and experience randomly triggered events, each one unique to its subject. Character events will reveal information about your crewmates in the form of special “Notes”.

Gnosia was apparently highly well-received in Japan, so hopefully history will repeat itself when it arrives on Nintendo Switch in the West in March.


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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