Anew: The Distant Light, Resonator Games’ single-player open-world action game inspired by Metroid and Dark Souls, was announced to be in the works over a year ago. The game was just recently fully funded on Kickstarter, having met and exceeded its goal of $35,000.
However, just before the milestone was reached, Resonator added an additional goal that would go towards “Nintendo Switch Feasibility Research,” which was then met. They also commented on what the stretch goal meant for them as the developer:
“This is a commitment to full due diligence in planning for development of a Switch port. Their indie program currently appears to be very limited and they are not accepting many games. We anticipate that it will open for more developers at some point, but we will aggressively pursue it regardless. We will acquire dev kits, attempt to establish a developer relationship for the platform like we already have for PlayStation and Xbox, and we will analyze the hardware for technical constraints that we need to optimize around. Doing this early makes a Switch port much more likely and faster to arrive.”
To see more from Anew: The Distant Light, you can check out its latest gameplay trailer below.
Anew: The Distant Light is scheduled for a July 2018 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.