Header image from NITW Press Kit
Night In The Woods: Weird Autumn Edition was announced earlier this week by developer Infinite Falls on the game’s twitter. Named after one of the songs from the original game, Weird Autumn Edition should be thought of as a “directors cut” according to the developer. The bonus content will be available as a free patch for people who own the game and included in all future purchases on all platforms from the 13th of December (with some parts coming to PS4 in January of 2018).
Night In The Woods is a 2D platforming/adventure game about a small American town, a handful of good friends and growing up (or not), released in February of 2017 after an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign and almost 4 years of development. The game was critically acclaimed for its writing and characters and is one of my favorite games of 2017.
The Weird Autumn Edition will contain “new weird, new crimes and old tales” according to the trailer. The “old tales” appear to refer to two older games in the same universe: Lost Constellation and Longest Night which flesh out the world of the game and will be included in this new edition. Both of these smaller games are available for pay-what-you-want on PC, but the Weird Autumn Edition will be the first time they are available on consoles.
Along with the announcement, Infinite Falls mentions release on “another console, which I am unable to mention for reasons, but you know what console I’m talking about.” Since the game is already out on Xbox One, PS4 and PC/Mac/Linux and a mobile release has been announced this strongly hints at a Nintendo Switch release by process of elimination.
I’m hyped, and if you didn’t play the game on launch you should do that and also get hyped!