A Hat in Time Gets Nintendo Switch Release Date, Extras
A Hat in Time, the adorable throwback to ’90s-era 3D platformers like Banjo Kazooie, arrived on PC, PS4, and Xbox One back in 2017. We gave it a great review score. A Nintendo Switch version was announced in 2018, and now we can finally reveal that A Hat in Time will arrive on Nintendo’s latest console on October 18th, 2019. Pre-orders for A Hat in Time on Nintendo Switch should be up on Amazon by the time you read this.Developer Gears for Breakfast conceived A Hat in Time as an homage to Nintendo 64 and PlayStation-era platformers that involved a lot of item collecting.
An extremely successful Kickstarter campaign indicated there is still a demand for these types of adventures. It was revealed late last year that A Hat in Time had sold over a million copies.
New Hat in Time Features on Nintendo Switch
Purchasers of the Nintendo Switch version will also get the Seal the Deal downloadable content, although it will need to be downloaded separately from the eShop. Seal the Deal was previously exclusive to the PC version. PlayStation 4 and Xbox players are still waiting for that content. Seal the Deal adds a whole new chapter to play through, a challenge mode, bonus levels, cosmetic items, and photo filters.
The base Nintendo Switch version also adds local split-screen cooperative play. This marks the first time co-op play has come to consoles.