A Hat In Time Will Be Arriving For Nintendo Switch On October 18, A Dapper Hat With A Magical Adventure

A Hat In Time Will Be Arriving For Nintendo Switch On October 18, A Dapper Hat With A Magical Adventure
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Two years ago A Hat in Time was released for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. After two years of waiting the game will finally be released on the Nintendo Switch making the game a lot more portable. This is one of the many games that have been funded through Kickstarter campaigns, and when it doubled its fundraising goals within two days, the race was on.

The game ran on Unreal Engine 3 and was developed by Gears for Breakfast. Originally it was published through Humble Bundle, but later bigger companies helped with its distribution. A Hat in Time was inspired by the early 3D platformers like Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie.

The game is a platform action-adventure game set in an open world environment. You must travel from land to land collecting Time Pieces which are used to unlock additional levels. As you defeat enemies, you can collect Pons which are the in-game currency used to unlock additional challenges and increase the Hat Kid’s abilities.

The story follows Hat Kid, a little girl that wants to return to her homeworld on her spaceship. While traveling through space, she passes over a planet that comes to collect the toll from the Hat Kid for passing around their planet. When Hat Kid refuses the Magia man busts open the ship, and she loses all of her Time Pieces which were used to power her ship.

The game has had two DLC packages released for it. The first was named Seal the Deal and added a new Arctic Cruise chapter along with a challenge mode known as Death Wish. The local split-screen co-op was added as well, and the game included a new character, Bow Kid.

The second DLC was called Nyakuza Metro + Online Party, and it was released in May of this year. Hat Kid becomes a member of a cat-themed street gang and has access to a new baseball bat weapon. A new online multiplayer mode was also added which grouped up 50 players in a single world. Those who backed the initial Kickstarter campaign got a copy of this for free.

Although the second DLC package is not available for Switch users anyone who purchases the game for the Switch will receive a copy of Seal the Deal. The code is found within the box for the physical copies or automatically added for online versions.

The game will be available in both physical and digital forms. You can buy your copy of this game for $29.99 in the Nintendo eShop or a physical version for $39.99. If you want a copy before the Nintendo Release, you can still purchase it for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.