Eastward from Chucklefish heads west for Nintendo Switch

Eastward from Chucklefish and Pixpil heads to Switch in 2020

First revealed last year, Eastward is an attractive adventure game with RPG elements from publisher Chucklefish and Shanghai developer Pixpil. Today’s Indie World Showcase from Nintendo revealed the game is officially headed to Nintendo Switch in 2020, in addition to previously announced PC and Mac. You can check out the teaser for the game below.


Chucklefish and Pixpil describe Eastward like this:

Eastward is an adventure game with RPG elements, set in a beautifully detailed decaying world, where society is starting to collapse as the human population shrinks to an all-time low. As the world around falls to ruin, you play as a hardworking digger John, who must guide a mysterious girl named Sam through dangerous decaying cities, inhabited by strange monsters, and even stranger people! Inspired by 90s Japanese animation, the visual style of Eastward has been brought to life using a combination of a modern, innovative 3D lighting system and a rich retro-pixel artwork.

Yep, it’s a video game about a mysterious girl. We’ve never had one of those before! Jokes aside, the art style is beautiful enough that I’m still intrigued. Eastward has been in development since 2015 and is based off a proprietary engine, which is impressive considering the game started out with only three team members. There are reportedly 10 on the development team now.

Let us know if you’re psyched for a new great adventure from Chucklefish on the Switch!


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!