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Visual novel Far Away confirmed for Switch

Posted on October 26, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Far Away

Thermite Games brought Far Away to Kickstarter recently in hopes of securing translations and ports, including a version for Switch. It’s already been a success with the S$12,000 goal having been met. With a bit over two weeks ago, the attention now shifts to stretch goals that mainly involve some physical and digital goodies.

Thermite Games is publishing Far Away, but the title was originally made by Gratesca. It’s a manga-style visual novel with plenty of choices. Players will find that the game has over 500,000 words, nine storylines, sixteen alternate endings, and over 300 options to choose from.

Below is some additional information:

Far Away is a visual novel full of dark humor depicting immersive storylines rather than romantic drama. You will play as Krosa, a typical girl who experiences gang conflicts, crimes, conspiracies, and family grudges in the port city of Bedjan.

Many years later, Krosa still recalls that morning in the Bedjan Harbor—The cold and fishy sea mist dispersed, steamboat bellowing at a great distance. She put on her mechanical arms and began a typical day as a docker. However, she never imagined her life would completely change on that day…

Friends, welcome to Bedjan, “city of sea and sand.” You will be introduced to Krosa, a typical young girl working as a docker. You will be given the opportunity to decide where her intriguing adventures lead to. The story of Far Away takes place on the Colseth Continent where Bedjan lies; a coastal city on the edge of a desert. Countless forces covet the city due to its strategic geographical location.

Twenty years have passed since the last war grinded to a halt in Bedjan. The city has seemingly retrieved a sense of peace and stability. However, an unsettling current is sweeping through the city. Chaos and a horrible scheme begins to brew in the “underworld.” Krosa, as merely a common Bedjan citizen, can you frustrate the scheme? How will you change this city?

The game contains up to 9 riveting storylines, 16 alternate endings and over 300 options to choose from. Immerse yourself in this over 500-thousand-word story, make choices, and witness intriguing character development. Bring Krosa, the main character, to life in various corners of Bedjan city. Lead her in joining different forces and establish relationships with other characters. Not only will you decide Krosa’s fate and other important role playing characters but the destiny of Bedjan’s citizens as well. You can collect fragments of intelligence, experience the game from various perspectives on a single timeline, and finally understand the whole scenario of schemes and secrets to Far Away. To present the classic features of Hong Kong crime thriller films, the game adopts the dubbing of Cantonese; the use of dark humor, Easter eggs, references to anime and films within the game will surely brighten your mood!

And here’s a trailer for Far Away:

A release date for the Switch version has not yet been announced. Those interested in contributing to the Kickstarter campaign can do so here.

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