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Jul 17, 2018

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is coming to Nintendo Switch in addition to PS4 and Xbox One in the coming weeks

From Press Release:

17 July, 2018 Indie publisher Digerati is pleased to confirm that, in addition to the previously announced PS4 and Xbox One versions, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is also coming to Nintendo Switch. The multi-award winning and BAFTA nominated interactive drama will launch on the following dates: 31 July (PS4 NA), 1 August (PS4 EU), 2 August (Switch), 3 August (Xbox).

The game is available to pre-order now from the Nintendo eShop in North America, and pre-orders start in the European eShop tomorrow, 18 July. Pre-orders also start tomorrow for the Xbox One version in the Xbox Store. There’s a 20% discount on all pre-orders. For PS4, PS Plus subscribers in Europe will be entitled to a 20% discount during launch week.

Created by iNK Stories, the entertainment studio co-founded by Rockstar Games alumni Navid Khonsari, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday immerses players in the turbulent real-world events of the Iranian uprising.

Described by Kotaku as “ground-breaking and important”, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday has received widespread acclaim for its gripping narrative and accurate portrayal of a pivotal moment in the history of the Middle East.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is written and directed by Navid Khonsari, a game development veteran who has worked on a lengthy list of best-sellers, including GTA: Vice City, Alan Wake and Resident Evil 7.

Khonsari grew up in Iran but left with his family after the revolution. Regarded by Iranian officials as ‘pro-American propaganda’, sales of the game have been banned in the country and Khonsari has been accused of being a U.S. spy.