Return of the Obra Dinn, the latest game from “Papers, Please” developer Lucas Pope, will be setting sail for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch later this month.
The superb time-warping investigation sim was recently announced for console, Pope confirming that these version of the game will be arriving very soon – October 18th, to be precise. A price has yet to be confirmed though it seems likely Obra Dinn will go for around £16, if not pushing towards the £20 mark. Here’s an official synopsis from the Nintendo Switch eShop:
In 1802, the merchant ship Obra Dinn set out from London for the Orient with over 200 tons of trade goods. Six months later it hadn’t met its rendezvous point at the Cape of Good Hope and was declared lost at sea.
Early this morning of October 14th, 1807, the Obra Dinn drifted into port at Falmouth with damaged sails and no visible crew. As insurance investigator for the East India Company’s London Office, dispatch immediately to Falmouth, find means to board the ship, and prepare an assessment of damages.
Return of the Obra Dinn is a first-person mystery adventure based on exploration and logical deduction.
An immersive nautical mystery, explored in first person.
Award-winning game design and 1-bit visuals.
Freeform, detective gameplay built on observation and logical deduction.
Return of the Obra Dinn originally launched on PC and Mac last October, standing out as one of 2018’s most unique indie game offerings. It quickly went on to scoop a number of high profile awards including “Best Art Direction” at The Game Awards as well as “Game Design” and “Artistic Achievement” at this year’s BAFTAs.
Pope’s previous game – Papers, Please – was similarly well received, casting players as an immigration inspector tasked with sifting through increasingly complex piles of permits and paperwork in the dystopian nation of Arstotzka.