Hello Games has confirmed a release date for No Man’s Sky on Nintendo Switch in the coming months.
Pitched as “a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe,” the developer has taken inspiration from the adventure and imagination that they loved from classic science fiction.
You will have the chance to explore an infinite universe “where every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose.” Scavenging for resources, recruiting allies and fighting for survival, you can build anything from small outposts to complex multi-planet colonies.
The developer has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Embark on an epic voyage: At the centre of the galaxy lies an irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you’ll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit.
- Find your own destiny: Your voyage through No Man’s Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you’ll reap huge rewards. Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary.
- Share your journey: The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own…
No Man’s Sky will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 7th October 2022.