Disco Elysium brings its award-winning mystery to Nintendo Switch


Disco Elysium is officially coming to Nintendo Switch. Just a few days after winning BAFTA Awards for best Debut Game, Narrative, and Music, the game has now been confirmed for a port to Nintendo’s hybrid console. The announcement was made during the most recent episode of the BBC’s gaming podcast, Game On.

Disco Elysium on Switch feels right

Speaking on the podcast were the art director for Disco Elysium, Aleksander Rostov, and the game’s narrative lead, Helen Hindpere. During the interview Rostov stated jokingly, “This interview is, at this very moment, interrupting me from writing up design documentation for the user interface and input systems for the Switch port.” Development of the Switch version will occur “soon.”

Released in 2019, Disco Elysium is a very different kind of detective RPG. The protagonist has a huge number of personality traits, each of which will raise their heads in specific situations, opening up some incredibly interesting, and sometimes disturbing, interactions. Part of what makes the game so intriguing is the story, which is cleverly interwoven with the flaws of each character and the open-ended scenarios that players will constantly find themselves in.

The game has only released for PC so far, though it was confirmed for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well last year. The inclusion of Nintendo Switch is welcome. However, taking Disco Elysium with you on the go may not be the best decision you ever make, since some of the scenes in the game will make you erupt with uncontrollable laughter. We’ll keep you up to date with news of the Switch port as it develops, though it’s likely that work will have to wait until lockdowns around the world are lifted and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is under control, or at the very least nearing a period when people can safely leave their homes.


Jamie Sharp
Started out playing Metroid 2 on the GameBoy at around 5 years-old, and now I write about games all day long. Can't play Switch and drive, I've tried. As time goes on the Switch is quickly becoming my favourite console of all time.