Nintendo Switch™: Moon Hunters Launching on the Nintendo eShop!
The Nintendo Switch™ console version will include the Eternal Echoes DLC as well as three exclusive new companions to find out in the world!
Single-player or local multiplayer is supported for up to 4 players, so you can download a copy for yourself (or a friend) and play Moon Hunters at home, on the go, or anywhere else your heart desires! Hunt that moon!
A Message To Our PS4 Backers
Hey PS4 backers! We understand some of you have been curious about Eternal Echoes on the PS4 and a few of you have been disappointed with our silence on the issue. Sorry we upset you!
We’ve been discussing it for awhile and after heavily weighing our options, we’ve decided the Eternal Echoes expansion won’t be coming to the PS4. (Ughhhhh it hurts to say that.)
The truth is that while we want to port it to PS4, it’d be a monumental amount of work, time, and resources for our small team and especially for Marcelo, our programmer. The Eternal Echoes expansion was never planned, at all, when we first decided to Kickstart or make Moon Hunters, and it changes a lot about how the game works beneath the hood.
To briefly explain - and not even getting into the legal stuff - updating the PS4 with Eternal Echoes isn’t a simple matter of transferring some files into the system and it automatically working. (Can you imagine though? Heck. That’d be awesome. I bet Marcelo dreams of that.) Not only would players potentially lose their entire save file, but everything would break and conflict with what’s already on there. So it would take months for him to get the files ready for the update and then an uncertain amount of time to fix everything that breaks. As a studio, we wish we could bring Eternal Echoes to PS4, but we also want to make more games, and right now, we can’t afford to do both. When it comes to other consoles, having Eternal Echoes in the build from the start avoids the problem of messing up all the files, so it’s less of an issue to “just” port it over to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™ console.
All that being said, we are sorry to our PS4 backers. We should have planned ahead better than we did. We have and always do appreciate our community, no matter what platform they’re on. If any PS4 backers are super bummed, please do throw me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss and see if there’s anything we can do to help you feel better about this not-good situation!
The Shrouded Isle
Meanwhile…. wowowowow. You’ve all blown us away with the response to The Shrouded Isle so far!
If you haven’t heard, we’ve recently added a new colour palette to the game (black & grey, a.k.a. “Cremation Ashes”) as well as a few other fixes. You can also read about how we’ve improved and developed The Shrouded Isle from its original game jam beginnings here.
If you’ve played and haven’t left a Steam review, please do! It helps us out a lot. We’re currently looking into possible improvements to The Shrouded Isle gameplay and content in coming months, so keep an eye out for that.
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See you soon,
Victoria and the Kitfox team