Classic RPG Maker Horror Title ‘Ib’ Launching for Switch March 2023

Publisher Playism that remake of the RPG Maker horror title, Ib, will launch for Nintendo Switch on March 9, 2023. The game’s remake initially launched for PC via Steam earlier this year to commemorate the original’s 10th anniversary. English support was also made available.

Throughout this 2D horror adventure experience, players take control of protagonist Ib as she visits an art gallery with her parents. However, the young girl suddenly finds herself alone in this now ominous setting, and she sets off to find a way out of this troublesome predicament. Players will have to solve various puzzles to progress the narrative, and choices determine the ending one achieves.

Alongside enhanced visuals and updated mechanics, this remake is simultaneously planned to appeal to new players regardless of skill level while still providing a fresh experience for fans.

Further details exclusive to this remake are listed below:

  • A newly composed soundtrack
  • Brand new puzzles, effects, and tricks
  • “Zoom Mode” for visibility, aiding in puzzle-solving and area examination
  • “Conversation System” for NPC banter and hints
  • 7 endings dependent on chosen actions during dialogue and exploration

You can view the Nintendo Switch release date announcement for Ib below:


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