Hot on the heels of Torchlight II, Panic Button is also bringing another Runic Games favorite, Hob: The Definitive Edition, to Nintendo Switch next week. That’s right, April 4 is when you can pick this title up for $19.99 on the eShop. Panic Button seems to be on a roll as I already alluded to the aforementioned Torchlight II port coming this fall. Those familiar with Hob likely played the title on PlayStation 4 or PC upon its release in 2017. Now, the original publisher, Perfect World Entertainment, is working with Panic Button to bring this to Nintendo’s platform. This is what Perfect World Entertainment had to say about Hob: The Definitive Edition:
“Hob: The Definitive Edition is an artfully crafted single-player adventure which sends gamers on a mysterious, breathtaking journey through the ruins of a lost civilization, where they will encounter strange creatures and unlock satisfying puzzles hidden throughout the world. The team at Panic Button has developed a version of the game for Nintendo Switch that provides adventurers with brand new ways to unravel the mysteries of Hob. This includes added camera controls, improvements to the game’s UI, a variety of quality-of-life improvements and new features only possible on the Nintendo Switch system, including HD rumble and touch screen functionality. A full list of enhanced features available with Hob: The Definitive Edition will be revealed at launch on April 4.”
The game is available for pre-order. If you pre-purchase the game now on the Nintendo eShop or at any point before April 17, you can receive the game at a 10% discount off the $19.99 retail price. Hey, gaming is an expensive investment! So, take the savings where you can no matter how big or small.
Panic Button is clearly a star among the Nintendo Switch community. The studio managed to bring graphically impressive titles to the Nintendo Switch while sacrificing as little as possible. Games like Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus are among some of its most famous ports to the console. Working on a smaller level with titles from developers like Runic Games shows they are capable and have range. It’ll be exciting to see what they continue to bring to the table!