On Sept 21, Thimbleweed Park will come to Nintendo Switch

Hey, Nintendo Switch owners! Get ready to party like it’s 1987, because Thimbleweed Park is headed for the Nintendo eShop on September 21. How will you know if Thimbleweed Park is the game for you? Find out with this simple quiz:

  • Do you still feel guilty about microwaving a hamster in Maniac Mansion?
  • Would you know what to say if someone suggested that you fight like a dairy farmer?
  • Do you have no idea what those last two questions are about, but love stuff like Twin Peaks, the X-Files, Stranger Things, jokes, puzzles, and vacuum tubes?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, congratulations! Thimbleweed Park is the game for you!

The Nintendo Switch version will support both Joy-Con controllers and touch screen controls so you can easily switch between tabletop, handheld, and TV modes. The Nintendo eShop price will be $19.99, or equivalent in your local currency.

Okay, but what the heck *is* Thimbleweed Park?
Oh, you haven’t heard about this mystery / comedy game from Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, the creators of classic adventures Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion? Well then, let’s set the scene:

October 15, 1987. A dead body is rotting under the bridge, but Thimbleweed Park’s 81 (sorry, make that 80) inhabitants have bigger concerns. The town’s founder also died recently, under mysterious circumstances. The air is buzzing with signals. The hotel appears to be haunted. A giant slice of pizza roams the streets. And something sinister is going on behind the locked gate of the abandoned PillowTronics™ factory — something that could consume us all.

Two federal agents, a washed-up insult clown, an aspiring game developer, and the ghost of a pillow salesman have been drawn to this weird, rundown place. They don’t know it yet, but they’re deeply connected — and they’re being watched. Switch* between them to explore the town, solve puzzles, and unravel the surreal mystery at the heart of it all. As you’ll see soon enough, in a town like Thimbleweed Park a dead body is the least of your problems.

*No pun intended.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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