Ib Launches March 9, 2023 for Switch

    Cult-classic comes to Switch next year.

    PLAYISM and kouri announced Ib launches March 9, 2023 for Nintendo Switch worldwide, and a physical release was announced for Japan.

    Ib will be sold physically and digitally in Japan for Nintendo Switch. The physical standard edition includes a gray box, physical game copy, and an art book. Moreover, the deluxe edition includes a green box, physical game copy, an art book, and an embroidered handkerchief. Pricing was not announced, however.

    Here’s an overview of the cult-classic title via Steam:

    A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents.
    While perusing the various works of art, Ib suddenly realizes that she is alone.
    As she searches for someone – anyone – else, the museum begins to change…

    A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery.
    Inspect the area around you, discovering items and disarming traps to find your way out of the strange gallery.

    Game Features
    • A mysterious adventure set it an art gallery full of puzzles to solve.
    • Pieces of artwork beautifully crafted in pixel art.
    • Basic controls consist of movement and an interact (speak) button, enjoyable by players of all levels.
    • Seven different endings to unlock based on player actions and choices.
    • Upon completion you will be rewarded with the True Guertena exhibit where you can collect the artwork found throughout the game and be able to visit an extra dungeon that you couldn’t access in your first playthrough.
    New Features

    This game is a remake of the 2D exploration-adventure title Ib, set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery and originally released in February 2012. Virtually all of the graphics have been updated, with many upgraded and additional effects as well.

    • Significantly improved screen resolution and graphics allow players to experience a
      classic in a whole new light.
    • Brand new graphics for maps, characters, and stills.
    • Addition of all-new and redesigned pieces of artwork.
    • Further improvements upon the original concept of making the game enjoyable for
      Players of all level through optimizations to the many puzzles in-game.
    • Brand new puzzles, effects, and tricks that were not present in the original.
    • Addition of “Zoom Mode” for improved visibility, allowing players to spot small items more easily and view the many pieces of artwork in greater detail.
    • New “conversation system” allows companions to offer hints and engage in conversation.
    • Brand new BGM composed specifically for the remake.

    Lastly, check out the announcement trailer below:

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon and a News Writer at Game Rant. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email:

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