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The DLC expansion Eastward: Octopia has arrived on Switch today, and developers Chucklefish and Pixpil have shared a short launch trailer to commemorate the occasion, giving players another glimpse at what the package has to offer.

Eastward: Octopia was previously announced during a Nintendo Direct in September. Catch up on the expansion with the overview and trailer below:

Eastward Octopia release date

Today, Chucklefish and Pixpil revealed the final release date for Eastward: Octopia, the game’s upcoming DLC expansion. It’ll be ready to go on January 31, 2024.

Eastward: Octopia was previously announced during a Nintendo Direct in September. It was said to be launching during the holiday.

Eastward Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial

Nintendo has announced the next Switch Online Game Trial in North America, which will be Eastward. Active members can play the game for free between September 27 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET and October 3 at 11:59 PM PT / October 4 at 2:59 AM ET.

This is the full experience here – nothing has been cut. Additionally, any progress can be used in the full version of the game. Also, simply by trying out the trial, you can earn 100 Platinum Points on My Nintendo.

Eastward Octopia

Eastward is set to receive new DLC in the form of the Octopia expansion. This will be available during the holiday.

The DLC follows Sam and John as they start a peaceful new life as farmers in a remote mountainside village. It’ll feature crops to grow, livestock to tend to, and cooking plus holes to visit, ghosts to chat to, and a colorful cast of Eastward characters to impress with John’s new recipes.

Eastward Collector's Edition

When Eastward landed on Switch last year, it was accompanied by a physical version – but only in Japan. Now, however, Chucklefish and Pixpil have teamed up with iam8bit and Skybound Games for new boxed editions in the west.

What we’ll be seeing first is a standard release, which is planned for May 24, 2022. All copies include an exclusive Eastward chibi-style sticker.

Eastward update 1.1.0c

A significant 1.1.0c update has come to the Switch version of Eastward. It comes with new features like fast travel and bookmark chapter selection, a ton of bug fixes, and quality of life adjustments.

Below are the full patch notes for the Eastward version 1.1.0c update:

Eastward 1.1.0 update

A significant 1.1.0 update is on the way to Eastward, it’s been announced.

The game will be getting new features like the ability to start a new game from a specific chapter, fast travel, and new graphics modes. Many bug fixes and improvements are planned as well.

Find the full patch notes for the Eastward 1.1.0 update below. Note that there may be slight spoilers.

Eastward update 1.0.5

Publisher Chucklefish and developer Pixpil have gone live with a new update for Eastward on Switch, as version 1.0.5 is now available. It comes with bug fixes as well as a few changes.

Below are the full patch notes:

Eastward trailer

Publisher Chucklefish and developer Pixpil have shared a launch trailer for Eastward, their new adventure title.

For those that haven’t been keeping up with our previous coverage, check out the following overview:

Eastward gameplay

We have new gameplay from Eastward, an adventure game from publisher Chucklefish and developer Pixpil. The title is landing on Switch today.

Here’s some information about the game:

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