Great news Nintendo Switch fans. A Hat in Time finally has a launch date set for your platform. Given the inspiration it takes from the likes of Super Mario 64, I’m flabbergasted that A Hat in Time hasn’t made its way to Nintendo’s new baby sooner. Still, much better late than never!
At long last, A Hat in Time is making its way to the Nintendo Switch; a platform it seems tailor-made for. The launch date is October 18th. It’s going to come out both in the physical and digital format. The physical version comes with the Seal the Deal DLC, which includes a new chapter of the game, the Death Wish difficulty mode, and more. As for the digital version, well, not so much. You’ll have to purchase the DLC separately, if I’m reading the announcement tweet right. Oh, and even if you get the physical version, you’ll still have to download the DLC.
If you don’t know what A Hat in Time is, I’ll get you briefly up to speed. It’s a 3D platformer that intentionally evokes the Nintendo 64 era of gaming. If you’ve played Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro, or the like, you’ll feel right at home. You play as Hat Kid, who has a mishap with her spaceship and has to collect stuff in order to fix it and go home. There’s also badges that increase your abilities, yarn that you can make new hats out of, each of which gives you a new ability, and tons more to do. It’s just a delight.
A Hat in Time originally launched on October 25th, 2017, on PC and macOS. Then, in early December of the same year, it came out on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you haven’t played the game, and want to see it in action, check out the trailer below. I think odds are good you might like what you see.