Thimbleweed Park from Ron Gilbert and the rest of Terrible Toybox is set to officially launch on the Nintendo Switch starting September 21st. We had originally received word that the throwback point-and-click adventure title would be coming at some point in September, but we didn’t know when. Well, now we know.
The classically made title is a serious throwback to Gilbert’s work on the original Maniac Mansion, where players will take on the roles of multiple playable characters as they attempt to solve murders, uncover mysteries, and get to the bottom behind the oddities of Thimbleweed Park.
You can check out the official Nintendo Switch trailer for the game below to see what it looks like in action.
Players take on the roles of multiple characters, including two FBI agents with their own hidden agendas, a young girl hoping to join a development studio that’s a riff on LucasArts, and a clown with a foul mouth and a bad temper.
The game switches back and forth between the different characters depending on how you proceed through the game. There’s a somewhat non-linear structure to the interactivity, which makes it a fairly interesting title when it comes to replayability and experimentation.
The Switch version has definitely arrived later than the other home consoles and PC outing – which came out back during the spring of this year – but it does offer some exclusive features, such as touchscreen support and being able to play in fullscreen TV mode or in portable mode.
I’m curious how well the touchscreen controls work for a game like this because there are a lot of small things you could miss when playing with the mouse and keyboard or with a controller. So I do wonder if being able to tap items or objects on the ground or in the background will be easier or harder than just using the motion controls or the analog sticks?
Anyway, you can look for the game to launch on September 21st for the Nintendo Switch next week.