Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition Set for Launch June 20th

28th May, 2024 (PRAGUE, Czech Republic): Calling all seaworthy explorers! Bohemia Interactive is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition, which will be released exclusively for digital download on the Nintendo Switch on June 20th worldwide. This release marks Bohemia Interactive’s second game on the Nintendo Switch platform, following the previous success of Vigor.

Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition (priced at $24.99 USD/€24.99 EUR) is the ultimate creative open-world adventure game. Prepare to be immersed in an enchanting, low-poly universe, optimized to deliver a seamless gaming experience on the Switch. The game features core gameplay mechanics focused on exploration, sailing, crafting, building, and light survival elements. This combination of mechanics offers a unique and engaging experience for players of all ages.

Watch Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition’s announcement trailer to see this unique exploration experience in action – youtu.be/pggka5-uR1k

On their own fully customizable ship, players will traverse six distinct regions, each filled with unique fauna, flora, and random encounters that keep the adventure fresh and exciting. Ylands empowers players to make use of thousands of items to craft and build with, progressing through a comprehensive tech tree that adds depth and variety to the gameplay. The game gently onboards players by recruiting them to the Classy Adventurers Guild, where they embark on an incredible journey, armed with their trusty handbook, and sail towards endless adventures.

What makes the Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition version of the game unique, is that it will be available as a single-player offline game, which offers the popular Adventure and Creative game modes to cater to different play styles.

Perhaps better known for their genre-defining hits Arma and DayZ, Bohemia Interactive has been redeveloping Ylands to ensure players have a fantastic experience whether they are playing at home or on the go, on their TV screens or via handheld with the following changes worth highlighting:

Play Ylands Offline For The First Time
Ylands will be able to be played fully offline only on the Switch, which is a first for this series. After download and initial launch, players don’t need an active internet connection to play the game. All player game worlds, creations and progress is stored locally which ensures smooth uninterrupted sailing, wherever they choose to play.

Buy Once, Play Forever
While Ylands on PC is a free-to-play title Bohemia Interactive has elected for a simpler pay upfront premium model for the Switch edition This, in combination with its offline nature, means there are no pay-to-progress mechanics, less of a need to grind in order to accumulate resources and no monetization pushes. All planned updates for Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition will always be included for no additional cost with the option to purchase optional cosmetic DLC packages also supported.

Optimised Controls and UI with Stable Framerate
Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition has been optimized to take full advantage of the hardware & boasts a stable framerate plus a user interface that has been designed with both TV and handheld play in mind.

Safe Single Player For All Ages
Due to its offline structure, Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition is a 100% safe gaming environment for younger players with zero microtransaction prompts and no risk of negative interactions with other players. There is no gore or graphic violence in the game, which makes it a perfect experience for younger players.

Adventure and Creative Modes
Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition is an experience that supports and encourages creative development and thinking at every stage. There are virtually unlimited building opportunities available to the player; both in the more story-centric Adventure mode and the sandbox-orientated Creative mode. If players don’t wish to create from the ground-up it will also be possible to purchase different types of buildings, ships and even pets via the Nintendo eShop.

With the full release scheduled for next month (June), excited adventurers can now add Ylands: Nintendo Switch™ Edition to their wishlist on the Nintendo eShop. This is the perfect opportunity to prepare for an engaging and creative adventure where your skills in exploration, crafting, and survival will be put to the test in a beautiful and enchanting world. Find out more via the official Nintendo eShop product page here: ylands.com/nintendo-switch-edition

To see what else Bohemia Interactive has in development, as well as further updates on Ylands, please visit the developer’s official website: https://www.bohemia.net/