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Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition announced

Posted on May 28, 2024 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Already released on PC, Ylands is now getting a newly-announced Nintendo Switch Edition. We have a confirmed release date of June 20, 2024.

Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition is an a creative open-world adventure game with exploration, sailing, crafting, building, and light survival elements. This new version of the title will be available fully available as a single-player offline game, which offers the popular Adventure and Creative modes. Another significant change is that there’s now only one-time premium payment, in place of the original free-to-play model.

Here’s some additional information about the game and the new Switch version:

On their own fully customizable ship, players will traverse six distinct regions, each filled with unique fauna, flora, and random encounters that keep the adventure fresh and exciting. Ylands empowers players to make use of thousands of items to craft and build with, progressing through a comprehensive tech tree that adds depth and variety to the gameplay. The game gently onboards players by recruiting them to the Classy Adventurers Guild, where they embark on an incredible journey, armed with their trusty handbook, and sail towards endless adventures.

Play Ylands Offline For The First Time
Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition will be able to be played fully offline only, which is a first for this series. After download and initial launch, players don’t need an active internet connection to play the game. All player game worlds, creations and progress is stored locally which ensures smooth uninterrupted sailing, wherever they choose to play.

Buy Once, Play Forever
While Ylands on PC is a free-to-play title Bohemia Interactive has elected for a simpler pay upfront premium model for Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition. This, in combination with its offline nature, means there are no pay-to-progress mechanics, less of a need to grind in order to accumulate resources and no monetisation pushes. All planned updates for Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition will always be included for no additional cost with the option to purchase optional cosmetic DLC packages also supported.

Optimized Controls and UI with Stable Frame Rate
Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition has been optimized to take full advantage of Nintendo Switch hardware, boasts a stable framerate and a user interface that has been designed with both TV and handheld play in mind.

Safe Single Player For All Ages
Due to its offline structure, Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition is a 100% safe gaming environment for younger players with zero microtransaction prompts and no risk of negative interactions with other players. There is no gore or graphic violence in the game, which makes it a perfect experience for younger players.

Adventure and Creative Modes
Ylands: Nintendo Switch Edition is an experience that supports and encourages creative development and thinking at every stage. There are virtually unlimited building opportunities available to the player; both in the more story-centric Adventure mode and the sandbox-orientated Creative mode. If players don’t wish to create from the ground-up it will also be possible to purchase different types of buildings, ships and even pets via the Nintendo eShop.

We’ve included a trailer announcing the new Switch version below.

Announcement Trailer

The game will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop. Pricing is set at $24.99. You’ll be able to access the official store page shortly here.

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