Press release


A Known Date - An Unexplored World

17:00 CET THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2024 – On 28 March, 2024 the Definitive Edition of Outward, the open-world fantasy role-playing game developed by Nine Dots Studio, is launching on the Nintendo Switch. 

Set in the world of Aurai, players step into the boots of an ordinary adventurer defending themselves against threatening creatures, braving hazardous environmental conditions, and keeping healthy and hydrated. 

So, check your backpack to ensure you’re well-prepared for you journey through cities, dangerous hidden dungeons (teeming with formidable enemies), and as you traverse the untamed wilderness.  

The Nintendo Switch release is the culmination of months of hard work between NineDots Studio and Sneaky Box, the developer brought on board to lead the efforts of porting the game to the hybrid console. 

The Definitive Edition includes the base game, along with the DLCs “The Three Brothers” and “The Soroboreans” – along with a plethora of new and updated content, including new weapons, dungeons and quality of life improvements. 

Key Features: 

  • Survive in the wilds as you explore the land   

  • Play solo or cooperatively online   

  • Dynamic defeat scenarios that react to your context   

  • Constant auto-saving means there’s no turning back   

  • Ritualistic, step-by-step approach to spellcasting   

  • Unique experience with every play through   


Latest assets can be found here: 

Title: Outward – Definitive Edition  
Platform: Nintendo Switch 
Genre: Survival Action RPG  
Developer: Nine Dots Studio 
Publisher: PLAION 
Release Date: March 28th, 2024 

Languages: VO: English, French & German Text: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian & Turkish  

About Nine Dots Studio

At Nine Dots Studio we create games aimed at hardcore gamers with sophisticated tastes. We specialize in making games that would normally be out of scope for a studio of our size by refining our management practices and by focusing on creating the best work environment for our team. Our team currently counts 29 employees, all based in Quebec City, Canada. 

PLAION is a dynamic and diversified business in the global entertainment sector, masterfully crafting franchises that captivate audiences worldwide. Boasting a vast network of eight game development studios, sixteen regional publishing offices, and PLAION PICTURES as an independent film publisher and distributor, the company extends its influence with merchandise production and expansive distribution capabilities across the globe.

Founded nearly three decades ago, PLAION has firmly established itself within the entertainment arena. With a diverse range of services and solutions, PLAION stands as the premier publishing partner for console and PC games across both physical and digital channels. Moreover, its strong foothold in the Virtual Reality (VR) domain highlights the company's commitment to varied gaming experiences.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.