Among Us Launches On Switch Later Today

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Among Us Launches On Switch Later Today
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Announced today during Nintendo’s Indie World presentation, the surprise-hit mystery-party-action game, Among Us, is coming to the Nintendo Switch today.

The Nintendo Switch version will support crossplay, though you will need a Nintendo account and Nintendo Switch Online membership to play with others on the web.

Originally released back in 2018, Among Us, developed by InnerSloth, became a smash hit earlier this year thanks to its popularity on Twitch. It has gone on to become one of the biggest games of the year, with hundreds of thousands of players across mobile and PC.

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Comments

  • Fantastic! This is great news for an expanded player pool, and great news for the devs getting to pick up some more well-deserved income for what has turned into a notable achievement in gaming. Social multiplayer things always eventually fizzle out and move on, so it’s nice to see something that will help them ride that wave a little longer.

  • My kids have been bugging me to play this but I just think it’s not appropriate for the youngest (she’s just turned 7) in that both the actions required (i.e. killing people) and also the ability to be manipulative in your actions to fool others are something she can comprehend..

    Now it’s on Switch it’ll be even harder to ignore the pleas.. Cross play I would think puts Switch players at a disadvantage without voicechat?

    • I have a 7 year old who plays it with his friends, it’s pretty mild, though it does inspire a lot of yelling when they’re all in a room playing together

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