Thatgamecompany launches free-to-play social adventure Sky: Children of the Light on Nintendo Switch today, and it is arriving with cross-play and a new purchasable Starter Pack for Switch players. The game originally launched on iOS in 2019, then came to Android in 2020, and now the player base will expand yet again on Switch. The ability to link an existing mobile account to a Nintendo Switch account exists as part of cross-play, and thatgamecompany has provided a succinct guide at the Sky website for how to do that.
Meanwhile, for $30, you can purchase the Sky: Children of the Light Starter Pack on Nintendo Switch, which includes two new capes, a vessel flute, new hairstyle, 75 candles, and “an extra surprise.” Using capes to take flight is a significant component of the game as you explore with other players, so to really get a jump start and also support the developers, the Starter Pack may be worth your money.
Whether or not you grab the Starter Pack, downloading Sky: Children of the Light for free on Switch will still provide you the main story arc and the ability to play with upward of eight players, including with cross-play. And on July 6, a new season will launch themed around Antoine de Saint- Exupéry’s famous French children’s novel, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), which will feature the new Starlight Desert area.
Thatgamecompany is known for serene, accolade-collecting experiences like Journey and Flower, and now Switch players will finally get to experience one of its unique games as of today.