The Turing Test Square Enix Collective Nintendo Switch release date Bulkhead Interactive

Earlier this week, Square Enix Collective teased it had an announcement in the works for Nintendo Switch. Today we got the big reveal: Sci-fi first-person puzzle game The Turing Test is coming to Nintendo Switch on Feb. 7. The game was developed by Bulkhead Interactive and originally released for Xbox One and PC in 2016, followed by a 2017 PlayStation 4 release. Now, it heads to Switch with an announcement trailer.

Square Enix Collective verified on Twitter that this footage was captured on Nintendo Switch, so there is no trickery going on here (more or less) with the presentation.

As you might have figured out from the trailer, The Turing Test is set on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. You are an International Space Agency engineer sent to figure out why a ground crew disappeared. Here’s how Square Enix Collective and Bulkhead Interactive describe the game:

Upon arrival a series of puzzles awaits you – tests which, according to the station’s AI, Tom, can only be solved by a human. These puzzles have apparently been set by the missing ground crew – but why have they created them and what are they hiding from?

In an evolving story based on mankind’s instinctual need to explore, protect and survive, you’ll delve deeper into Europa’s ice crusted-core and discover that the lines between man and machine begin to blur. Armed with the Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT), solve puzzles to open the way forward as you learn the true cost of human morality.

The Turing Test garnered an overall positive reception upon original release, so it should fit in well on Switch, especially alongside fellow sci-fi first-person puzzle game The Talos Principle: Deluxe Edition.

Although, you might be reading this whole article thinking, “Wait, what’s Square Enix Collective?” Well, it’s actually a unique arm of Square Enix that supports indie developers and helps bring their projects to life through assorted means. They’ve published a handful of eclectic titles so far, including The Turing Test, Oh My Godheads, and Children of Zodiarcs, among others.

Tell us if you’re down to take this unique test on Switch come Feb. 7.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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