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'Among Us' launches on Nintendo Switch

By Christian Imperio Published Dec 17, 2020 5:01 am Updated Dec 17, 2020 5:16 am

Innersloth’s popular murder mystery game Among Us is coming to Nintendo Switch with cross-platform support. The news was announced during Nintendo's Indie World Showcase presentation on Thursday.

Among Us is a multiplayer social-deduction survival game in which players act as crewmembers in a spaceship. They need to work together to complete various tasks and identify the parasitic shapeshifter that replaced one of their crewmates. The Imposter’s goal, meanwhile, is to remain anonymous as he or she attempts to sabotage the spaceship or take out as many players as possible.

Prep the airlock and join your crewmates in a multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal!!#AmongUsGame by @InnerslothDevs is available today on #NintendoSwitch! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/RTrsLS02tV

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 15, 2020

Among Us, which rose to popularity during the lockdown, was downloaded nearly 42 million times in the first half of September 2020, according to Statista. The breakout game of the year also picked up the awards for best multiplayer game and best mobile game at The Game Awards last week.

Innersloth is set to release a new map called The Airship early next year.

(Image Innersloth)