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Critically acclaimed game The Case of the Golden Idol and its new expansion are now available on the Nintendo Switch

The Case of the Golden Idol, a critically acclaimed game which has won numerous awards since its initial release, is now available on the Nintendo Switch along with its new expansion, Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka. Since its initial release on PC The Case of the Golden Idol has won PC Gamer’s Best Story of the Year award, Independent Games Festival’s Excellence in Design award, and more. You can check out a new trailer above and read below for more info:

London, May 25th, 2023 — After amassing awards and plaudits from critics and PC gamers alike, Playstack and Color Gray Games are delighted to bring The Case of the Golden Idol its twisted tale of desire, deceit and death to Nintendo Switch today.

The Case of the Golden Idol has been optimized for a console-first experience on Nintendo Switch. Players can examine murder victims and potential suspects and gather evidence by utilizing the intuitive touch-screen, or use the custom-developed game controller layout.

Along with the launch of the base game, Playstack will also be releasing the all-new expansion Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka on the same day. Acclaimed for delivering even more satisfyingly complex mysteries to unravel, The Spider of Lanka currently enjoys a 98% positive user review score on Steam.

Both The Case of the Golden Idol and Golden Idol Mysteries: The Spider of Lanka will be available separately on the Nintendo eShop, as well as available together via a discounted bundle during the first week of launch.

“Among all the truly incredible and humbling comments we see for The Case of the Golden Idol the question asked the most is ‘when will there be a console release’,” said Rob Crossley, VP Publishing at Playstack.

“This dual launch of the base game and DLC on Nintendo Switch represents the first step of a very exciting new journey for The Case of the Golden Idol and Playstack. I’m personally delighted that, from May 25th, a whole new audience will be able to experience this outstanding game that redefines the detective genre.”

Andrejs Klavins, co-creator of the series, added: “We are proud of the detective experience we achieved with the game, so we are super excited to let Nintendo Switch players to experience it.”

The Case of the Golden Idol Awards

Independent Games Festival: Excellence in Design – Winner
Independent Games Festival: Seamus McNally Grand Prize – Finalist
PC Gamer Best Story of the Year: Winner
BAFTA: Best Debut Game – Finalist
Indicade: Narrative Award – Winner

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