NIS America announced that Studio Artdink’s semi-educational, globe-trotting exploration game, Neo Atlas 1469, will be available for the first time at retail on the Nintendo Switch beginning April 9th, 2019.
The game will be available both digitally and physically when it drops in the spring for $49.99. The game was originally announced way back in January of 2018, but it took a long while before Artdink was able to get the game stabilized and ready for a physical release on the Switch.
NIS America announced the game’s release date on December 31st, 2018 as somewhat of a New Year’s present for Switch gamers.
Discover the true face of the world in Neo ATLAS 1469! This thrilling global adventure will be released in physical format for the first time ever on on April 9, 2019 on Nintendo Switch! Preorder your copy here: (https://t.co/dAAQj9Q8vk) #NeoATLAS1469 pic.twitter.com/mHP1naOSFk
— NIS America, Inc. (@NISAmerica) December 31, 2018
The game is a little bit like the old SNES classic Uncharted Waters, where you ventured about the world during the age of sail.
In the case of Neo Atlas 1469, you’ll start off during 15th century Europe, journeying around every corner of the Earth in search of new discoveries, fleshing out the world map, and trading with local merchants.
The object of the game is to fill out the world map, which sometimes means going on the adventures yourself, or gathering reports from fellow admirals in order to follow-up on their discoveries. You can check out some of the gameplay for the upcoming game with the extended trailer below from Dante Nintendo Switch World.
The hook is that how the world map develops will depend entirely on how you choose you to explore and where. This will sometimes mean dispelling myths, plotting adventures through the fog of war into uncharted territory, and attempting to discover treasures and secrets along the way.
This is definitely the sort of game that will appeal to a very niche audience. If you’re interested you can learn more by visiting the Nintendo game page or picking up a digital copy from the eShop. Otherwise you can look for Atlast 1469 to launch on April 9th, 2019 in the spring.