Super Rare Games are partnering with 505 Games to create a Nintendo Switch physical edition of the underwater adventure title ABZÛ.
ABZÛ is an award-winning title by developer Giant Squid and the art director of the critically acclaimed game Journey. It was very well received, scoring a 4 out of 5 from Eurogamer, an 8.4 out of 10 from IGN, 78% on Metacritic and 93% positive reviews on Steam. It launched onto the Nintendo Switch back in November of 2018, although was exclusively a digital product. Until now.
The ABZÛ physical edition for the Nintendo Switch, being brought to us by the wonderful Super Rare Games, offers up the usual goodies we’ve come to know and love. There will only ever be 5,000 standard copies printed, with an additional 2,000 SteelBook editions also being thrown into the mix. So, what exactly is included. Well, I’m so glad you asked. You will receive:
- A physical cartridge with all the current content on it
- You’ll get a gorgeous full-colour manual
- Interior artwork for the box
- An exclusive sticker
- Three trading cards randomly selected from a five-card set
If you purchase the Steelbook bundle edition, you will receive a SteelBook (obviously), a standard case and a slipcover.
What Is ABZÛ?
ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure created by Giant Squid and Matt Nava, who was the Art Director on Journey. Players can explore a “vibrant ocean world” where hundreds of species based on real aquatic creatures respond to you and each other. This is a game all about exploration, and as such, it is fully realised with gorgeous visuals and an incredible soundscape and soundtrack. If you haven’t played ABZÛ, I thoroughly recommend you do, as it is a truly mesmerising experience. Here’s some of what you can expect:
- Explore a majestic ocean world brimming with life and mystery
- Traverse this beautiful world with fluid swimming controls
- Interact with the many species that populate this wonderful world
- Be careful of the dangers that lurk deep below the surface
Release Date & Price
The ABZÛ Nintendo Switch physical edition will go live on Super Rare Games’ website this April 29th at 6pm BST (10am PT/1pm ET). Currently, there is no word on pricing. You can head on over to Super Rare Games’ Twitter page to be notified of any news and updates announced in the coming days. Will you be picking this physical edition up? Let us know down in the comments below.