Moonlighter Gets Nintendo Switch Release Date

Soon, you can help make a man’s dream become a reality —no matter where you are. Moonlighter, the popular indie action RPG from 11 bit studios and Digital Sun, will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch on November 5. There will be both a physical and digital version of Moonlighter for the Nintendo Switch.

In Moonlighter, you play as Will — a  young, white-haired shopkeeper who sells vital items and equipment for adventurers during the day in the small and unfortunately, poor village of Rynoka. Will isn’t just any shopkeeper though as he dreams of becoming a mighty hero.

At night, you become a warrior who hunts menacing monsters in dungeons to collect items and equipment for Will’s shop. To make it out of the dungeons in one piece, it’s all about mastering your weapons, being quick and strategic, and having a solid understanding of every enemy you encounter. It’s best to be prepared for anything.

After your nightly escapades, you can then sell what you’ve collected to make cold, hard, and well-deserved riches. During the day, it’s all about C.R.E.A.W. (Cash, Runs, Everything, Around, Will) as you can manage gold reserves, recruit assistants and upgrade the shop to help Will make as much as possible. There’s plenty to do outside of the shop as you have the option to chat with your neighbors, craft new armor and weapons, enchant existing equipment and much more.

For those who like extra goodies, the Signature Edition of Moonlighter is available for pre-order and it includes an Exclusive Moonlighter Medallion, the Original Soundtrack CD, a Squishy Jelly-Monster Figure, and other neat loot.

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Get a better idea of who Will is and what Moonlighter is like by checking out the launch trailer below:

Moonlighter previously launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 29. The already announced physical edition of the PlayStation 4 version will launch alongside the Switch version.


Author’s Take: First time I’ve heard of the game, but I gotta say that the premise is interesting! Seems like a mix of  Stardew Valley and The Legend of Zelda. 


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Brad Crespo

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