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When the Past Was Around

System: Switch
Release date: December 3, 2020
Developer: Toge Productions, Mojiken Studio
Publisher: Chorus Worldwide Games


It needs to be said right away that When the Past was Around is one of the most beautiful and evocative experiences I’ve had in quite some time. It’s games like these that I usually love to close a year off with, just as I did previously with Gris. These types of titles these go beyond a narrative being told and go straight for the heart, and, much like Gris, convey a lot by saying very little. When the Past was Around is a game that lets the art and your actions do the talking as your 20-something character goes through love, loss, and heartbreak, as well as the trials and tribulations of life and how we face them. It has a little something we can all connect to, and finding and utilizing these puzzles to face our issues – much like how we solve problems in our own lives – become complex only when they need to or if we don’t look deeper. When the Past was Around almost feels like an interactive metaphor, but does so in a gorgeous way that accentuates its stunning art style, relaxing yet thought-provoking gameplay, and café-like vibes that make it feel like a real joy to play from beginning to end despite its heavy themes.

Switch had a few shadowdrops today, including the point-and-click adventure game When the Past Was Around. Take a look at some footage below.

When the Past Was Around is available digitally for Switch via the eShop.

When the Past Was Around has been delayed again on Switch. Thankfully, the wait won’t be terribly long. It’s been announced that the point-and-click adventure game will now arrive in mid-December.

We have more information about When the Past Was Around here. You can also check out the latest trailer here.

We’ll let you know when When the Past Was Around has a final release date on Switch.

Source: Toge Productions PR

Update (9/23): We now have confirmation that When the Past Was Around will launch in November. Stay tuned for a specific date.


Original (9/22): When the Past Was Around, an upcoming point-and-click adventure game, has received another new trailer. Watch it below.

When the Past Was Around will be released on Switch, but a release date has not yet been announced. We have more information about the game here.

When the Past Was Around, an upcoming point-and-click adventure game for Switch, has received a new trailer. View it below.

When the Past Was Around was last planned for a summer release on Switch, though it’s unclear if that window is still planned.

Toge Productions and Mojiken Studio are bringing the point-and-click adventure game When the Past Was Around to Switch, according to this week’s issue of Famitsu. A release is planned for sometime this summer.

Here’s an overview of the game, along with a trailer: