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Take a Vacation in ‘The Touryst’ Later This Month

  • Announced back in August.
  • A game that combines leisure and adventure.
  • The Touryst releases on Nintendo Switch November 21, 2019.


Back in August, Nintendo scored a slam dunk on the indie scene during their Indie World event before Gamescom 2019 kicked off properly. New titles poured out by the minute, some releasing the very same day as the event and others coming further down the pipeline. One game in particular stood out to me during that event. I watched a cube-styled world fade into view, a beautiful but simple island. Soon, I was watching a man enjoying a vacation, doing activities like spelunking, playing at arcades, combating an unknown ancient entity; wait what was that last part?

The Touryst looks like a quirky title that’s left a very stylized impression on me. The art pulled me in, and the odd mix of gameplay has kept me watching for any shred of information available ever since. Originally, it was planned to release on November 14th on the Nintendo Switch, but it’s recently been revealed that it will be released on November 21st instead. The install size will only take up 204Mb as well, making it an indie that won’t devour your storage space. At only $19.99 and how interested I already am in it, I’m sure I’ll be giving it a look personally.

In The Touryst you take on the role of a man on vacation in a voxelized world, which explains the emphasis on a cube-like art style. Exploring the different regions of the Monument Islands, you’re going to be doing things you’d expect to in a tropical paradise, as well as a fair share of literal adventuring. Progression in the game involves “beating” each island’s set of missions and side activities. As you play, you’ll unlock more activities and abilities that will take you from a mild-mannered tourist to something just shy of a voxelized Indiana Jones. That’s just everything we know of so far; the development of the game has been very tight-lipped beyond its initial reveal. But, here’s a brief description of the game compiled from the official website and the Nintendo Store page.

You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea? Or do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments?

  • Discover exotic islands
  • Want to go swimming? Or rather take a dive into the deep sea?
  • Do some shopping and visit the amusement arcade
  • Dance into the sunset at the beach party
  • Climb into deep mines and uncover secret passages
  • And what lies beneath these mysterious ancient monuments?