Ira Revealed for Nintendo Switch, Releasing 2017 Alongside PC Version
Yet another Kickstarted indie, Ira by developer Ore Creative, will be heading to Nintendo Switch this year. According to a developer blog from Ore Creative, the funky Action Adventure title would be making its way to Nintendo’s handheld home console:
As of a few days ago we can now publicly announce that we are one of 60ish Ninides releasing on the Nintendo Switch in 2017! We are really excited that Nintendo is bringing Ira onboard!
How this match up came to be is more interesting than the announcement. Being a relatively small game with an even smaller studio the team’s official Twitter account sent a tweet to Damon Baker, the man in charge of licensing at Nintendo. The tweet was small and humble, only having the game’s trailer and garnering four likes and a retweet:
— Ira game (@IraGame) March 2, 2017
Surprisingly, the elevator pitch worked — after tweeting, Ore Collective and Nintendo connected bringing this port into existence:
Some of you may have seen our cold pitch to Nintendo on Twitter a while back. Well, we’ve been in talks with them for a bit now, and we’ve been waiting patiently for an answer…
This isn’t the only platform that Ira is being announced for — the game will also release “simultaneously on all PC distribution platforms.”
Along with the new platforms, Ira showcased a brief teaser of a new location: Kettle Bottom. Seen in the trailer below, Kettle Bottom is a smokey, dirty alcoholic’s dream below the Kettle Brothers’ distillery.
For those out of the loop, Ira is an episodic game Kickstarted which just hit its $12,000 budget in February 2016. The game’s description is slightly cryptic, yet absolutely intriguing:
A child reaches for the stars, burdened by circumstance. Folks chained by debt, indentured to the powers at large. The year is 1930, mankind is thrust to the stars following after a signal spanning the void of space and time itself.
Ira is set to launch sometime in 2017 on Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One. Check out the game’s teaser trailer showing off the folky aesthetic below: