It Takes Two is coming to Switch in November
The award-winning co-op game is making the jump to Nintendo’s console
It Takes Two will be released for Nintendo Switch on November 4, 2022.
The announcement was made during a Nintendo Direct presentation on Tuesday.
Developed by Hazelight Studios and published by Electronic Arts, the game was originally released for PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles in March 2021.
The co-op adventure tells the story of a husband and wife seemingly headed for divorce, who are forced to work together to escape a fantastical world after being transformed by magic into living dolls.
The Switch port is being developed by Turn Me Up Games, which also handled the Switch versions of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and Journey to the Savage Planet.
The Switch version includes couch co-op with a second set of Joy-Cons, gamepad, or by linking two Switch consoles for local play. Players who own the game can also invite a friend who doesn’t have it to play for free using Friend’s Pass.
“As a Nintendo fan, I’m thrilled that Switch players will finally get to experience It Takes Two,” said Hazelight founder and game director Josef Fares. “Turn Me Up Games has an excellent record in bringing world class games to Nintendo Switch, and we trust their expertise in bringing It Takes Two’s fantastical world to the platform.”
It Takes Two has sold over three million copies and won several high-profile awards. The title took the top prize at The Game Awards 2021, where it scooped three awards including the coveted Game of the Year.
Variety claimed in April that It Takes Two, which was made available via Xbox Game Pass last November, had reached over 10 million players.
Hazelight announced in January that it had teamed up with dj2 Entertainment, the production company behind the Sonic the Hedgehog films, to adapt It Takes Two for film and TV.
Sonic movie writers Pat Casey and Josh Miller will serve as executive producers on the movie, as will Hazelight’s Fares and its studio manager Oskar Wolontis. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson could star in the film.