Not shipping out quite yet
Last we heard about the heartfelt narrative adventure Wayward Strand was that it would release for Switch on July 21st, 2022. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. Wayward Strange has been delayed, and we won’t get to go hands-on with it until Sept. 15th, 2022.
The team has been working diligently on making this unique, heartfelt story as perfect as possible. With over 25,000+ dialogue lines, real-time actions to coordinate for 14 characters across ~3 hours and a small independent team with a unique vision, there is a lot to take into account! The dev team says that it’s now become clear now that more time is needed to get all of it exactly right. Caring for the characters, team, and audience has been among the dev team’s top priorities from the start, which means not giving into crunch, nor releasing too soon.
If you’d like to read more about the team’s decision to delay Wayward Strand, you can find an official dev blog here.
Wayward Strand, inspired by interactive theatre, centers on 14-year-old Casey, intrepid teenage journalist, as she embarks on her first trip to the flying ship-turned-hospital above a small Australian town in the summer of 1978. There, she has limited time to help the staff, get to know the patients and investigate the mysteries of the ship itself, as multiple storylines play out in real time.