Critically acclaimed storytelling masterpiece To the Moon will come to Nintendo Switch in summer 2019. Although the game was originally built with RPG Maker by Freebird Games, To the Moon has now been completely rebuilt from scratch in Unity by X.D. Network for this release. I don’t know a lot about coding, but that sounds like a pretty impressive feat to me.
For those of you who have never experienced it, I can tell you that To the Moon isn’t actually much of a game. The developer describes it as an “adventure RPG,” but that’s not true at all. It’s a 2D walking simulator/sci-fi visual novel about two doctors trying to help a dying man’s last wish come true, and there is almost no real gameplay in it.
However, this game’s narrative easily ranks among the absolute best I’ve ever seen in a video game. There is a mystery in the game that unfolds brilliantly, and when I finally hit the story’s major twist, I cried like a baby from how beautiful it was. And I also laughed while I cried, because I almost never tear up from video games and it was hilarious that this 2D pixel game had reduced me to such a state.
If you’ve played To the Moon, let us know what you thought of it! There is no word yet on whether its bite-sized continuation, A Bird Story, or its true sequel, Finding Paradise, will come to Switch. But I wouldn’t be shocked if it happens.