From Press Release:
Edmonton, Alberta – August 9, 2018 – Have you ever wondered what happened to the indie developers that made those addictive flash games many of us grew up playing, like Motherload, Fishy, Stick RPG and Defend Your Castle? Well, we opted to ‘switch’ it up and made a quirky, comical point-and-click adventure, The Low Road, and are incredibly excited to bring the world of 1970s corporate espionage to Nintendo Switch™ on August 23, 2018!
The Nintendo Switch™ version of The Low Road features enhanced gameplay mechanics that take advantage of both the JoyCon and Pro Controller, allowing players to dig in with whichever controller they prefer. Alongside this new control scheme, improvements ranging from background saving, to reworked voice acting have been added to offer up a smoother gameplay experience. With a unique art style that draws upon gouache paintings and an original musical score that swings from swirling psychedelic to dusty Americana, this is one adventure that’s a joy whether you’re taking it on the road in handheld mode or playing docked from the comfort of your couch.
Having initially launched on Steam in summer 2017, The Low Road received numerous awards and carries a rating of 82% positive customer reviews on Steam. On the press side of things, Cameron Kunzelman writing for VICE Waypoint stated, “The Low Road is a brilliant adventure game. It’s well-made, cleverly designed, and has a narrative that just keeps on kicking…” Adventure Gamer gave it 4/5 stars and noted “there’s a cool confidence that oozes from every pore of this product… Ultimately, it just begs to be played and enjoyed.”
The Low Road is available now for PC (Win/Mac), and will launch on Nintendo Switch™ on August 23, 2018. For additional information about The Low Road, please visit the official website, check it out on Nintendo.com, download the press kit, and follow XGen Studios on Twitter and Facebook.